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Volume 70, Extra 

Above and Beyond Oglethorpe University 

August 26, 1994 

Security Report 

Page 2 

The Fraternity 

Page 4 


Board to Start 

New Season 

Page 5 

OU Soccer Goes 
for Title 

Page 7 

News: 2 

Greeks: 3 

Editorials: 4 



Sports: 7 

Grapevine: 2 
Letters to the 

Editor: 4 


Grapevine: 6 

Welcome to all Oglethorpe students 

By Ryan P. Queen 

For those students 

that are coming back to 
Oglethorpe, welcome back; 
and for those students that are 
new, welcome to Oglethorpe 
University. I am sure that all 
of you are looking forward to 
a new and exciting year ahead. 
With a new year brings 
a new class and according to 
Dennis Matthews, Director of 
Admissions, tliere are more 
incoming students this year 
than in previous years. As an 
estiinated projection, there will 
be 2 1 8 freshmen, 60 transfer 

students, and 12 other (full- 
time teacher certificates or 
transient students). That is a 
increase of about 35 more stu- 
dents than last year's 186 
freshmen, 57 transfer, and 10 
other students. All the num- 
bers are increasing and mov- 
ing toward the goals laid out 
in the Strategic Plan but they 
are not sacrificing quality. 

"The 1994 freshman 
class could be the best fresh- 
man year in the last five years 
or more," according to 
Matthews. This year's incom- 
ing class has test scores re- 
maining high with tlie SAP 
scores ranging in the mid 

1 lOO's and around 27 for the 
ACT. Also, the average in- 
coming high school GPA is a 
little above 3.5. Most students 
of this year's class have either 
advanced placement credit or 
were involved in college pre- 
paratory programs. 

With a male to female 
ratio of 45%to 55%, there are 
26 states and 12 countries rep- 
resented in tliis class with a big 
growth from states like Ala- 
bama, Maryland, Ohio and 
Tennessee: This year's incom- 
ing class is a very well-traveled 
group and most have partici- 
pated in some kind of volun- 
teer work, such as church 

groups. Special Olympics, 
Humane Society, Red Cross, 
and many more. Dennis 
Matthews also pointed out that 
this group "seems to be much 
more socially aware." 

In Oglethorpe's move 
ahea4 as good as the incom- 
ing class is this year, there are 
many projections and high 
hopes for the incoming class of 

The Stormy Petrel staff 
would like to welcome all the 
new students to campus and 
we hope that you will have an 
educational and enjoyable 
time here at Oglethorpe Uni- 

A letter from President Stanton 

August 23, 1994 

Dear Students: 

Welcome to all of you. 
It is a pleasure to see many fa- 
miliar faces as well as numer- 
ous new freshmen and trans- 
fer students. I look forward to 
being with you from time to 
time at University events and 
during informal opportunities 
on campus. 

It hardly seems possible 
that summer is almost over 
and another academic year is 
beginning. This is always a 
special time in education — the 
start of new friendships, the 
challenge of new courses, an- 
other chance to achieve per- 
sonal and collective goals. 

One of the pleasures of 
this year will be the comple- 
tion in early fall of the Steve 
Schmidt Sport and Recreation 
Center. Mr. Schmidt is known 
to many as "Mr. Oglethorpe" 
for his prowess as a student- 
atlilete, staunch support of the 
Stormy Petrels athletic teams 
and 32 years of service as a 
trustee, including chairman- 
ship of the board. He is a 1940 
graduate of the University. 

The 22,000-square-foot 
addition to Dorough Field 
House will be used primarily 
for inframural sports and otlier 
recreational activities for stu- 
dents. The building will in- 
clude a basketball-volleyball 
court encircled by a running 
track, exercise facilities, two 
handball courts, two locker 

rooms, several offices and an 
entrance lobby. 

Most of the funds for the 
new facility are being provided 
by Mr. Sclimidt and his wife, 
Jeanne '42. They describe the 
project as "one more step in 
Oglethorpe's becoming one of 
the finest liberal arts institu- 
tions in the nation." 

Also on the topic of ath- 
letics, I want you to know that 
we have secured the services 
of Mr Gene Asher, a former 
writer and editor for the At- 
lanta Journal-Constitution and 
public relations adviser to the 
Marine Corps, as our part-time 
director of sports promotion/ 
publicity. You can easily spot 
Mr. Asher on campus by his 
"OU" cap. He is planning 
many interesting promotions 
and entertainment. Let's give 
him and all the Stormy Petrel 
teams our strongest possible 

As part of his work, Mr. 
Asher will strive to attract the 
media to campus when our 
teams play at home. He points 
out that it is important to have 
many students, faculty and 
staff in attendance whenever 
reporters are present. I hope 
you will support the Stormy 
Petrels as often as possible. 

I look forward to this 
new year at Oglethorpe and to 
being with you on campus. 


President Donald Stanton. Photo courtesy of Public Relations Donald S. Stanton 

Page 2 

August 26, 1994 


Heard it through the Grapevine 

News and events in and around Oglethorpe University 

"I Survived My First 

Year, You Will Too," is how 
Georgia College graduate 
Sheri Pope, who now teaches 
in Bibb County, begins one of 
the lead articles in this year's 
PAGE Survival Guide for 
New Teachers, a publication 
the professional organization 

is providing to the approxi- 
mately 5,500 new teachers 
beginning their careers in 
Georgia's classrooms this fall. 
The booklet contains 
helpful hints for new teachers 
on establishing a positive 
learning environment in their 
classrooms from day one. 

New Freshman 
Advocate at OU 

Notice to students from the 

The Freshman Advo- 
cate will serve as a resource 
person to assure that all new 
students (both freshmen and 
transfers) know where and to 
whom to go for specific help 
on matters of concern to them. 
While not a replacement for 
any advisor or administrator, 
the Freshman Advocate will 
assure all new students that 
their concerns are heard and 
acted upon. Additionally, the 
Freshman Advocate will offer 
advice on how to proceed fur- 
ther, if such action is appropri- 
ate, or will help new students 
understand the results of their 
inquiries when these are un- 
clear to the student or need fur- 
ther explanation. 

Parents of new students 
may also call upon the Fresh- 
men Advocate: to make gen- 
eral inquiries, to express con- 
cerns, or to seek guidance on 
how to proceed on any 
Oglethorpe related matter. 

The Freshman Advocate 
understands the workings of 
the University and knows the 
many services provided by 
Oglethorpe. Consequently, the 
Freshman Advocate can pro- 
vide to new students and their 
parents answers or thoughtful 
guidance on any matter of con- 
cern about the University. 

Mrs. Cle Hall is the 
Freshman Advocate. She is 
located on the second floor of 
Lupton Hall in the office of the 
Executive Vice President Her 
telephone number is 



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ways to plan for parent confer- 
ences, and a classroom check- 
list that will get learning off to 
a good start Information is 
also included on changes in 
teacher certification proce- 
dures and the work of the Pro- 
fessional Practices Cominis- 
sioa PAGE staff attorney Jill 
Boyd has also written an ar- 
ticle on important legal issues 
that new teachers need to know 
about, such as the moment of 
quiet reflection called for by 
legislation passed earlier this 

Editor Adrion Baird 
says the booklet is a way to 
help new teachers across the 
state adj ust to life in "the teach- 
ing zone, where the ideal situ- 
ations envisioned in education 
courses meet pragmatic real- 

Marian Wright 

Edelman, founder and presi- 
dent of the Children's Defense 
Fund, will speak on "The Fu- 
ture of Our Children" at St 
Luke's Episcopal Church on 
Wednesday, September 7, 
from 12:30 -1 :30 p.m. The 
Reverend Dr. Spenser Simrill, 
rector, announced Ms. 
Edelman's presentation as a 
part of the Community Cross- 
roads Series founded by St. 
Luke's in 1993 "to bring 
people together from different 
congregations and different 
parts of our city for public con- 
versation about issues that af- 
fect us all." The program will 
be held in the sanctuary of the 
church at 435 Peachtree Street 
N.E. and is free and open to 

the public. For more informa- 
tion, call (404) 873-5427. 

There win be a lecture 

by M. Richard Zinman, pro- 
fessor of political theory at 
James Madison College of 
Michigan State University, 
entitled "Freedom and Neces- 
sity in Aristotle's Politics" on 
Thursday, September 29, at 4 
p.m. in the Talmage Room in 
Emerson Student Center of 
Oglethorpe University. It is 
part on in a four-part lecture 
program sponsored by the 
Mack A. Rikard Lecture Se- 
ries. It is co-sponsored by the 
Intercollegiate Studies Insti- 
tute. Admission is free the to 

Security report released 


FROM: Donald R. Moore, Vice President for Student Affairs 

The Student Right-To-Know and Campus Security Act (Public Law 101-542), as 

enacted by the Federal Government, requires tliat all institutions of higher education publish 
information 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 , 1 992, reported the incidents of crimes on campus for the period of January 
1 -December 31 for the years 1990, 1991, and 1992. This notice includes statistics for the 
period January 1 - December 31, 1993. 

Crimes To Be Reported 








Aggravated Assault 


Larceny Theft 










Vehicle Theft 




Drug Arrests 

Liquor-Law Violation Arrests 

Weapons Violation Arrests 

Information on campus safety and security (including the Security Department's respon- 
sibilities), traffic and parking regulations, and helpful hints to avoid security problems is dis- 
tributed each fall and throughout tlie 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). 

August 24, 1994 



Page 3 


. ZAE. 

By Jason Reese 
Chi Phi 

So, your coming in 

from you hedonistic summer 
and this one question keeps 
burning into the very essence 
of your soul: "What in the 
name of all that's good and 
pure has been goin' on at Chi 

Well, to help ease your 
agonizing curiosity, the Chi 
Phi summer is about to be re- 
vealed First, I should mention 
that our house has a gaping 
hole behind it where a light- 
ning bolt struck merely five 
feet from the back door. 
Stricken with shock, victim 
Tommy Ison was quoted as 
saying "There was this blaze 
of li^t and fire, I was knocked 
down, saw may cigarette fly 
across the room, and went deaf 

for half and hour . . . You don't 
know , you just don't know! ! !" 

Good news came, how- 
ever, when we attended the Chi 
Phi National College of Excel- 
lence in Memphis, Tennessee 
this past July. Not only did we 
stop by Graceland and give 
our respects to the IGng, but 
we also walked away with 
some hefty awards. We re- 
ceived the award for Most hn- 
proved Chapter and the award 
for Scholastic Achievement 
(we still haven't figured that 
one out), and Best Alumni 

Well, in a nutshell, that 
is about it for now. Look for- 
ward to seein' everybody 
around the fiin-filled OU cam- 
pus very soon. And remem- 
ber, everyone down at the sta- 
tion is puUin' for ya — espe- 
cially Captain O'Malley. 

Sigma Alpha Epsilon 
By Andy Noble 

Tliose of us at SAE are 

looking forward to another 
great year, and we would like 
to start by welcoming all the 
returning studoits and the new, 
incoming freshmen class. We 
hope that everybody had a 
great summer. To start the 
year oflf right we hope that 
everybody will come out to 
our Pack-to-School Party on 
Saturday, August 27. 

The summer has been 
very busy at SAE For start- 

ers, we completed our brick 
patio and made some changes 
to our unfinished room. Also, 
we sent two brothers, Jeff 
White and Jason Fisher, to our 
National Leadership School. 
Jeflfand Jason had a great time, 
and they brought us back the 
Ritual Award and the Chapter 
Achievement Award, which 
we have won three years in a 
row. Other than our short time 
with Pervis at the house, our 
fu-st summer on Greek Row 
was relatively normal. 

We're looking forward 
to Rush, and we will be hav- 

ing our Open House on Thurs- 
day, September 14, and our 
dinner will be Wednesday, 
September 14. We hope that 
all of the incoming freshmen 
men will think about signing 
up for Rush. It will be a frin 
time, and you can get four free 
dinners and make lots of 

Well, that's about it fiom 
SAE. We hope everybody gets 
back into tlie school routine, 
and until next time, we'll be 
studying and partying. (Not 
necessarily in that order!) 



By Christy Daley 
Sigma Sigma Sigma 

Welcome "Back" 
Oglethorpe students. We hope 
you had a wonderfril summer 
and are excited aobut being 
back. The Sigma's have been 
busy, besides classes and work 
we went on a Sisterhood to 
Stone Mountian. It was great 
to see all the sisters who came. 

On August 13th we had 
our work party weekend. 
Alumnae and sisters joined 
forces to plant flowers, bushes, 
and trees. 

Carrie and Stacy have 
kept us up to date nad in- 
formed about Rush. We are 
looking fonvard to Rush but 
we will miss our neutral sis- 
ters. Good luck to all the fra- 
ternities on their rush. 

By Jason Thomas 
Delta Sigma Phi 

Welcome back to the 

wonderful, enlightening, and 
educational world of 
Oglethorpe University. The 
summer was eventiul, yet un- 
eventfiil. Dog is fmally gone, 
yes, sad, but true. Thanks to 
Becky for that one. Now out 
to Zack Butler, our esteemed 
president and spiritual leader, 
we can say a warm thank you 
for half of our downstairs ceil- 
ing being painted green.. .only 
half To all of those who wan- 
dered into the house last year, 
you might be astonished to 

fmd that the house was actu- 
ally professionally cleaned and 
still looks somewhat good. 

On the more social side, 
not a whole lot went oa Tliere 
were the good times. There 
were the bad times. There 
were interesting times... but 1 
really can't expand on those. 
We had a few small gatherings 
at our house. Some went to 
Indiana to witness one of our 
brothers actually getting mar- 

ried. Some stayed in the house 
and did notliing. Some just 
partied and drank the summer 
away. We even had surprise 
visits from Micah and Pops. 

That's our summer. 
Most of us our glad to be back 
and now we are just preparing 
for rush. We have parties 
planned, but nobody knows 
when, so feel free to just come 
on over and visit Until next 

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Septennber 6, at 

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August 26, 1994 

Rush can be an eye-opening experience 

By Kevin Huitt 

Special to The Stormy Petrel 

Before I came to col- 
lege, one of the few major de- 
cisions I had made was that I 
was never going to join a fra- 
ternity. I didn't want to spend 
some of the most important 
years of my life hanging out 
with a bunch of macho beer 
drinking frat guys who had 
nothing better to do than sit 
around and get drunk while 
watching football games and 
talk about women. 1 also 
didnt want to be involved with 
a bunch of rich snotty kids who 
worried more about status than 
their grades or their future. 1 
cam to Oglethorpe to get an 
education, not to drink or raise 
my status in the eyes of my 

Then 1 got to Oglethorpe 
and realized that fraternities 
were not anything like those 
portrayed in Animal House or 
Revenge of the Nerds . 1 found 
that the fraternities were com- 
prised of the kind of guys tliat 
I can get along with. Sure the 

fraternities on campus are ex- 
tremely diverse but all the guys 
in each fraternity hold the 
same ideals. There is not a 
jock fraternity or a nerd frater- 
nity. Instead there are four in- 
dividual fraternities that can- 
not be classified because of the 
wide range of people that are 
members. 1 never thought I 
would call someone who 
drives a BMW my brother, but 
yet I do. Being in a fraternity 
helped me to look past the out- 
side characteristics of a person 
and instead judge them on 
what they have on the inside. 

Being in a fraternity also 
doesn't mean that you pay 
your monthly dues and this 
allows you to go to all of the 
parties that your fraternity 
throws. You are part of a fam- 
ily of men who have had all 
the same experiences as you, 
in terms of the fraternity, and 
are willing to do anything for 
you. A fraternity is friend for 
live, people who will be there 
for you when your 45 and just 
need someone to talk to. 

A fraternity can also 

Letters to the Editor... 

A request for a 
little company 

Dear Editor: 

I am writing this letter in hope you will run it in 

your camput newspaper. You have probably received this 
kind of request before, and I hope you will honor mine: 



help you to achieve the goals 
that you have set for yourself 
during college and afterwards. 
Most fraternities have a schol- 
arship cotmnittee set up to 
make sure all the member are 
working as hard as necessary 
to achieve the grades they are 
capable of making. Most of 
the fraternities on campus have 
a necessary GPA that all mem- 
bers must attain to remain an 
active member of the frater- 
nity. A fraternity will also help 
you to get a job once you have 

graduated. Most employers 
today are looking for people 
with more that just good 
grades, they want leaders. A 
fraternity provides a perfect 
opportunity to develop leader- 
ship skills that will help you 
in the post-college world. 

Fraternities are not for 
everyone. But for those of us 
who have joined one, the ex- 
perience has been very reward- 
ing. Dont look down of fra- 
ternities immediately. Give all 
the fraternities a chance. Rush 

is an excellent time for incom- 
ing students to see for them- 
selves what the fraternities are 
all about and to be their own 
judge on whether they want to 
join or not Don't go in with 
the stereotype that all fraterni- 
ties are just drinking clubs. 
Fraternities can be very help- 
ful in your college career. A 
fraternity has done a lot for me. 
I'm just glad that I was able to 
see past my stereotypical 
views and give the Greek sys- 
tem a chance. 


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August 24, 1994 

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The Storniij^ 

Assistant Editor: 
Business Manager: 

Copy Editor: 
Editorial Editors: 

Entertainment Editor: 
Feature Editors: 

Greek Editor- 
Layout Editor: 
News Editor: 
Organization Editor: 
Pbotograpliy Editor: 
Sports Editor: 

Ryan P. Queen 
Chopper Johnson 
Jason Thomas 

Stephen Cooper 
Robert Miller 
Shannon Montgomery 
Heather Carlen 
Maria Johnson 
Kimberly Jones 
Cole Maddox 
Helen Quinones 
Chopper Johnson 
Kimberly Wilkes 
Pat Mulheam 
Daryl Brooks 


Sarah Buzzard Felicia Christian 

Lu Green Yolanda Hernandez 

Daniel Rosenthal Ahna Sagrera 

Christie Willard 


Bill Brightman 

Linda Buck! 
Michael McClure 

The Stonny Petrel is Oglethorpe University's 
student newspaper. The comments and opin- 
ions in the articles are the opinions of the writ- 
ers and not necessarily those of the university. 
The Stormy Petrel welcomes Letters to the 
Editor and other articles anyone wishes to pub- 
lish. The Stormy Petrel holds weekly meet- 
ings, open to everyone that is interested, on 
Tuesdays at 5:00pm in the newspaper office in 
Emerson Student Center. Please send all let- 
ters or articles to The Stonny Petrel, 3000 
Woodrow Way, Box 450, Atlanta, GA 30319, 
(phone #: (404) 364-8425) or drop them ofiFin 
the box on the newspaper office door. 

Programming Board off to 
fast start for fall semester 

By Marshall Nason 
Student Center Director 

The increase in the 

student activity fee, which was 
approved by the student body 
last spring, will result in more 
entertainment on campus this 
fall. The Programming Board 
(PB) of the Oglethorpe Stu- 
dent Association has three pro- 
grams planned for September 
alone. As part of the orienta- 
tion activities, but open to all 
students, the PB will be pre- 
senting comedian/magician/ 
ventriloquist John P. Hopkins 
on Saturday night, August 27 
at 7;30 p.m. in Lupton Audi- 
torium. Hopkins is a versatile 
and popular performer on the 
college circuit. 

Fewer than two weeks 
later the PB will present the 
spectacular Saturn V Laser 
Show on the academic quad- 
rangle at about 9:30 p.m. on 
Friday, September 9. The 
event, which is unlike any- 
thing seen before on campus, 
features a large screen for rock 
videos and impressive lasers. 
The backup location in case of 
inclement weather is Dorough 

The final PB activity for 
Septemt^er is interactive. "Fun 
Flicks" is a quarter-million 
dollar mobile video produc- 
tion studio which enables you 
to star in any one of a variety 
of videos and take away a copy 
of the video as a free souvenir. 
In your video you can fly like 
Superman, walk in-space, be 
in an old western gunfight or 
star in any one of scores of 
music videos. "Fun Flicks" 
comes from the same agency 
which brought the popular 
Alpha Experience to campus 
this past spring. The "studio" 
will be set up in the lobby of 
the Emerson Student Center 
on Wednesday, September 28, 
from 12 noon until 6 p.m. 

As the Programming 
Board's activities increase 
there is an opportunity for in- 
terested students to provide 
input Tell your OSA repre- 

sentatives about programs 
which you would like to see on 
campus. If you think you 
would like to get involved, 
why not apply for one of the 
positions on the Programming 

Board. It's a lot of work, but 
also a lot of fun and an oppor- 
tunity to contribute to campus 
social life. 
Taken 6vm Community Life 
Newsletter August 1994 

Fall Programming 
Board Events 

John P. Hopkins 8/27/94 

Saturn V Laser Show 9/9/94 

Fun Flickis 9/28/94 

Ronny Romm 10/17/94 

Murder for Dinner 10/24/94 

Casino Might 11/12/94 

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August 26, 1994 


Entertainment Granevine. . . 

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Governor and Mrs. 

Zell Miller will cpntinue their 
cultural series at the Mansion 
with a dinner on Tuesday, Au- 
gust 30, 1994, to honor the 
Golden Gospel Singers and the 
Skillet Lickers II. The evening 
will begin with a reception at 
7;00 p.m., followed by a 
seated dinner at 7:30 p.m. Af- 
ter dinner, both groups will 
perform. Proceeds for the 
evening, which is organized by 
the Georgia Council for the 
Arts, will benefit flood relief 
Admission is $75 per 
person. For dinner reservations 
or further information, please 
contact the Georgia Council 
forthe Arts at 404/651-7933, 

COCOPEX '94, a ma- 
jor show for stamp collectors, 
will be held Saturday and Sun- 
day, August 27-28, at tlie Holi- 
day Inn at 6345 Powers Ferry 
Road, NW (1-285, Exit 15) in 
Atlanta. Show hours are 10 
a.ta to 6 p.m. Saturday and 1 
a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admis- 
sion to tlie show is free, and 
ample free parking is avail- 
able. Free philatelic newspa- 
pers will be available. 

The show honors the 
130th anniversary of the battle 
of Atlanta, thus interesting 
Civil War buffs as well as 
stamp collectors. A special 
cacheted envelope with a spe- 
cial COCOPEX Station can- 
cellation by the United States 
Postal Service will be avail- 
able. Botli the cachet and the 
cancellation were designed by 
Cal Ward, a senior artist at 

COCOPEX '94 is spon- 
sored by the Cobb County 
Stamp Club and is produced 
by the Stamp Dealers Associa- 
tion of Georgia, who present 
four shows in Atlanta each 
year. The next show after 
COCOPEX '94 will be the 
Fall Stamp Festival, Novem- 
ber 26-27. 

Capitol City Opera 

will Perform "The Old Maid 
and the Thief," by Gian Carlo 
Menotti, Friday, September 9, 
at 8 p.m. in Lupton Audito- 
rium at Ogletliorpe University. 
This opera tell the story of a 
young woman caught up in an 
exciting romance with a wan- 
dering beggar. 

Donations are requested. 
Call (404) 364-8329 for more 
information. Sponsored by the 
University Program Commit- 

It's time to fantasize 

with the Muppets about grow- 
ing up at SESAME STREET 
LlVE's all new, electrifying, 
live musical stage show 
"When I Grow Up," appear- 
ing at the Omni for 8 perfor- 
mances from September 2 1 - 

Prairie Dawn's latest 
backyard pageant, also en- 
titled "When 1 Grow Up", 
brings to 1 ife the sparkle of Big 
Bird, Elmo and even Oscar the 
Grouch's personality, as they 
imagine just what tliey would 
like to be when they grow up. 

Don't miss a spectacular 
all-new show featuring old 
friends and the stage debut of 
two brand new characters, 
Rosita and Roxy Marie — 
LIVE comes to the Omni . 

LIVE, now celebrating its 1 9th 
season, is presented by Minne- 
apolis-based VEE Corporation 
in cooperation with Children's 
Television Workshop (CTW). 

Tickets go on sale Au- 
gust 29 at all Ticketmaster lo- 
cations or charge-by-phone 

If there are any events 
that you would like to see in 
The Stormy Petrel 's Entertain- 
ment Grapevine, please con- 
tact Heather Carlen, Enter- 
tainment Editor, Campus Box 

OSA Movie Nislit 

August 29, 1994 
9:00 P.M. 

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Soccer team aims 
for SCAC title 

By Gene Asher 

Sports Promoter/Publicity 


With new coach 

Michael Lochstampfor at the 
helm, the Petrels soccer team 
will be vying for the SCAC 

Lochstampfor will have 
two seniors leading the at- 
tack — Will Lukow and John 
Nunes. Lukow was SCAC 
"Player of The Year" last sea- 
son and a unanimous selection 
to the All-Conference team. 
He registered 1 4 goals and five 

Nunes will orchestrate 
the attack from midfield. He 
and Lukow are expected to get 
considerable help from sopho- 
more Ali Demirer who came 
all the way from Istanbul, Tur- 
key and James Martin, a fresh- 
man from Franklin, N. C. 

Martin was one of the 
top athletes in the state of 
North Carolina last season. At 
Franklin (N.C.) High School, 
the 5-10 ISOpounderwascap- 
tain ofthe baseball, basketball 
and soccer teams. He was All- 
Conference in basketball and 
soccer. He scored 29 goals for 
his soccer team. 

Veterans returning from 
last year's Petrels squad in- 
clude Djordje Fajoviv, Chip 
Kohlweiler, David Lerette, 
Mark Bingham, and Karem 

Bilgin will be joined by 
his brother, incoming fresh- 
man Erem Bilgin, 6-0, 170. 
The Bilgins also are from 
Istanbul, Turkey. 

Others expected to see 
action are newcomers Casey 
Kuffrey, Anthony Kandall, 
Scott Kent and Shane Olson. 

New sports 
promoter at OU 

By Chopper Johnson 
Assistant Editor 

Gene Asher, a former 

sports writer and sports pro- 
moter for The Atlanta Journal, 
has been named Director of 
Sports Promotion/Publicity for 
Oglethorpe University. 

Asher is an Atlanta na- 
tive who worked his way 
through the University of 
Georgia Journalism School as 
campus sports correspondent 
for The Atlanta Constitution. 

He joined The Atlanta 
Constitution sports staff fol- 
lowing his graduation where 
he served under Sports Editor 
FumianBisher WhenBisher 
moved to The Atlanta Journal, 
he took Asher with him. 

As a U.S. Marine Corps 
Reserve Colonel, Asher fre- 
quently served as director of 
the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve 

Toys For Tots campaign in 
Greater Atlanta. He also 
served as public relations ad- 
visor to the Commandant of 
the Marine Corps. 

Of his new post at 
Oglethorpe, Asher said, "it is 
a dream come true. The first 
baseball story I ever wrote for 
the Atlanta newspaper was a 
feature pn the late Oglethorpe 
baseball coach, Frank Ander- 

"I was a close friend of 
Oglethorpe's contribution to 
baseball's Hall of Fame, Luke 
Appling, "in promoting an all- 
star baseball game for The 
Atlanta Journal, Luke Appling 
was the coach of one of our 

"Oglelthorpe is a univer- 
sity rich in tradition. We all 
have a lot to be proud of and I 
hone we can let the whole 
world know it." 

OU September Sports 

September 3: 9:00 a.m. Cross country vs. Covenant College 
4:00 p.m. Men's soccer vs. Hampden-Sydney at 
September 4: 3:15 p.m. Men's soccer vs. nC Wesleyan College 

at Emory 
September 6: 7:00 p.m. Women's volleyball vs. Wesleyan 


September 9: 4:00 p.m. Women's soccer vs. Agnes Scott 

7:00 p.m. Women's volleyball at Hanover 
Invitational (IM) 
September 10: TEA Men's soccer vs. Emory and Henry at 

9:00 a.m. Cross Country at Lebanon Valley 

College Invitational (PA) 
7:00 p.m. Women's volleyball at Hanover 
Invitational (in) 
September 11: TEA Men's soccer vs. Principia University 

at Sewanee 
2:00 p.m. Women's soccer vs. Brewton Parker 
September 13: 7:00 p.m. Women's volleyball vs. Agnes Scott 


September 14: 4:00 p.m. Women's soccer vs. Emory University 
September 16; 6:00 p.m. Women's volleyball vs. Tennessee 

September 17: 8:30 a.m. Cross country at Georgia State 

1:00 p.m. Women's volleyt>all vs. Loyola 

University/Iiew Orleans 
1:00 p.m. Women's soccer vs. Maryville College 
3:00 p.m. Men's soccer vs. Maryville College 
September 18: 4:00 p.m. Men's soccer vs. Life College 
September 19: 4:00 p.m. Women's soccer vs. LaGrange 

7:00 p.m. Women's volleyhiall vs. Wesleyan 
September 21: 4:00 p.m. Men's soccer vs. Emory University 
September 23: 4:00 p.m. Cross countiy at Atlanta Metro Meet 

4:00 p.m. Women's soccer vs. Wesleyan College 
September 24: TEA Women's volleyball Divisional 

Tournament at Sewanee 
September 25: 12:00 p.m. Women's soccer vs. University of the 

2:30 p.m. Men's soccer vs. University ofthe 
September 27: 7:00 p.m. Women's volleyhiall vs. Spelman 

September 28: 4:00 p.m. Men's soccer vs. Morth Georgia College 
September 30: TEA Women's volleyhoU at Emoty 


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Volume 70, Issue 1 Above and Beyond Oglethorpe University September 23, 1994 

Financial aid 

Page 2 


Page 7 

Bar review 


CD Courtroom 

Page 17 


Page 20 

News: 2-3 

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Features: 8-11 

Organizations: 12 

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Oglethorpe gains historical marker 

By Kate Schindler 

Oglethorpe Univer- 
sity has certainly made its 
mark, historical mark that is. 
Paul Hudson, registrar and lec- 
turer of history at Oglethorpe 
University, has been success- 
ful in his attempt to bring a na- 
tional historical marker to 
Oglethorpe's campus. The 
marker, which is to be placed 
on Peachtree Road, will recog- 
nize the establishment of an 
Oglethorpe historic district on 
the National Register of His- 
toric Places. The district is 
made up of Lupton and Hearst 
halls, Weltner Library and 
Hermance Stadium. Thelartd- 
scape surrounding the build- 
ings are included in the district 
as well. 

"The fact that the 
marker will be recognized on 
the national level is something 
that Oglethorpe students 
should be proud of," says 

Universities in the sur- 
rounding area, such as Emory 
and Agnes Scott have estab- 
lished historical markers on 

campuses as well. Emory is 
listed on the National Regis- 
ter of Historical Places, while 
Agnes Scott has applied for 
listing. Oglethorpe however. 

Department of Natural Re- 
sources. Once the application 
was approved by the state of 
Georgia, it was sent to the Na- 
tional Register of Historical 

Oglethorpe University In 1940. 
is the only university in the 
area to be recognized for na- 
tional significance, in addition 
to being listed on the National 
Register of Historical Places. 
Hudson began his cam- 
paign to bring the marker to 
Oglethorpe in the Spring of 
1992. The first step he took 
towards his goal was the 
completion of an application 
which was sent to the Georgia 

the nomination for the 
university's listing on the Na- 
tional Register of Historical 
Places. This piece of history 
is the Crypt of Civilization, lo- 
cated in Hearst 
Hall. The 
crypt, which 
was sealed in 
1940, contains 
items repre- 
senting the life 
and customs 
of society up 
juntil 1940. 
I Historically, 
the crypt is 
unique be- 
cause it wilH 
not be opened 
until 8113 
A.D., a time 
Photo courtsey of Public Relations gpag of gj^ 

Places for fmal approval. Af- thousand years. 

ter the application had been re- 
ceived, a site inspection of the 
campus was conducted by his- 
torians from the state preser- 
vation office. The group ob- 
served the structure and con- 
dition of the buildings and re- 
viewed the historical back- 
ground of the university. 

There is one piece ofhis- 
tory, however, that finalized 

Evaluation of the cam- 
pus, as well as other prc^ier- 
ties wishing to be recognized 
on the national level, are 
judged according to the fol- 
lowing criteria: association 
with historic events, associa- 
tion with important persons, 
distinctive design or physical 
characteristics and potential to 

See Marker on page 3 

Bomb Shelter opens Ground Zero 

Despite delays new management opens doors 

By Stephanie L. Hunter 

Imagine starting a 

race 100 meters back, con- 
stantly struggling to catch up. 
This is a daily practice for the 
food section of the Bomb Shel- 
ter, Ground Zero. Sarah 
Surrett, the new manager, has 
to balance inadequate supplies 
and too little control in order 
to get the forty-odd customers 
a day fed. But try she does 
with ambitions of a broader 
menu and more for the stu- 
dents' money. All she needs 

is enough student demand to 
get DAKA, the food service 
company heading both cafete- 
ria and cafe, to do the neces- 
sary purchasing. 

The year began with a 
missing blender, no ice cream 
for shakes, and broken 
capuccino and coffee ma- 
chines. Hence no major sup- 
ply of caffeine was available. 
Chicken patties came in only , 
but three weeks into the school 
year, and as of yet, sub sand- 
wich bread has not been deliv- 
ered. Service employees are. 
trying to adapt by making 

sandwiches on white, wheat, 
and rye. However, floats are 
selling well. Also the new in- 
dividual pizzas are a big im- 
provement over the student- 
made ones of former years. 
The best way to have changes 
enacted is to write on Ae white 
paper tablet in the cafeteria. 
This way DAKA will read 
suggestions and complaints di- 

Fortunately most people 
v/ho visit Ground Zero seem 
to be happy with the changes 
made by new managers. Ser- 
vice is improving. Nine piz- 

zas (three supreme, three pep- 
peroni, three cheese) are al- 
ways pre-cooked, sandwiches 
and meatball subs are made to 
order quickly. That is their at- 
tempt: to provide quick ser- 
vice in a relaxed, intimate, 
non-cafeteria, game-filled 
room. Ground Zero is open 
1 1 :00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Moo- 
day through Friday and 3:00 
to 7:00 pjn. , Monday through 
Thursday. A meal card will 
give a student S2.7S worth of 
fast food that they can enjoy 
at their leisure, or eat on the 

Page 2 


September 23, 1994 


By Brian McNulty 

-On Friday, 9/2/94, 
several Oenpsy Hall residents 
rqxxted that a man had been 
wandering from room to room 
opening unlocked doors. Af- 
ter security was called, the 
man exited the campus onto 
Lanier Road and was not seen 

-On Wednesday, 9/7/94, 
a Security officer spotted two 
men unloading a large truck 
by the recycling center. Secu- 
rity personnel confronted the 
men and had them reload their 
truck. After loadingtheirtrash 
into the truck, the two men 
were told to take their trash 
elsewhere. They were then 
promptly escorted oflFcampus. 

-On Saturday; 9/10/94, 
two men driving a white win- 
dowless van suspiciously 
around campus were stopped 
by a Security officer. When 
questioned why were they on 
campus, their response was "to 
pick up girls." The van was 
then escorted off campus. 

-Reminder #1- All cars 
pariced on campus must have 
a parking sticker Ifyoudonot 
have one, you can register 
your car and receive a park- 
ing decal at the gate house. 

-Reminder #2- it is im- 
lawftil to park in the fire lanes. 
Any car caught parked in a fire 
lane will be ticketed and towed 
at the owner's expense. 

-In order to maintain a 
safe campus it is in^xrtant that 
we all look out for ourselves 
and help look out for others. 
Keep all your doors locked 
and be conscious of your sur- 
roundings. Ifyou see any sus- 
picious persons or circum- 
stances, unauthorized solicita- 
tions, thefts, intruders, vandal- 
ism, dangerous driving prac- 
tices, defects that create an 
unsafe cooditicn, or other such 
security concerns, contact Se- 
curity promptly. 

Staff changes in financial aid office 

By Karen E. Beach 

With the start of a 

new fall semester, the Finan- 
cial Aid Office has been busy 
oiganizing aid packets, assign- 
ing work study, and crediting 
award money to accounts. To 
complete these tasks the de- 
partment has the assistance of 
two new staflF members, Ms. 
Wanda Banai and Ms. Janet 

Ms. Wanda Banai is serving as 
the new Financial Aid Coor- 
dinator As coordinator, she is 
responsible for packaging 
student's financial aid packets. 

reviewing files for missing in- 
formation, and awarding vari- 
ous amounts of aid to indi- 
vidual students. With all of 
these organizational responsi- 
bilities, her primary goal is to 
turn out the awards quickly 
and accurately. A graduate of 
Georgia State, Ms. Banai has 
worked with financial aid for 
1 4 years here in Georgia. 

With the job title of Sup- 
port Staff, Ms. Janet Mosaku 
assists the Financial Aid Co- 
ordinators and Directors in 
getting the awards processed 
and available to the students. 
Though this year marks the 
first year that she has worked 

with financial aid, she has been 
involved in Support Staff for 
eight years in her hometown of 
Houston, Texas. Interaction 
with the students is her most 
valued duty. She and Ms. 
Banai are available to advise 
students from 8:30 - 5:00, 
Monday - Friday in the Finan- 
cial Aid Office on the third 
floor of Lupton Hall. 

In addition to receiving 
two new staff members, the 
Financial Aid Department has 
experienced several major 
changes from last year. Anew 
procedure for the disburse- 
ment of student loans was 
implemented in July. The 

New additions to library 

By Allison Gatliff 

After a long summer 

vacation, I'm sure that a ma- 
jor question on each of your 
minds is what's new at the li- 
brary? Fortunately for you, I 
was "volunteered" to answer 
this question. This article will 
hopefully clue you in, but you 
should really come and see for 
yourself If you visit in the 
evening, be sure to meet 
Bonnie Fulp, the new night 
manager. She has a Master's 
degree in library science from 
the University of North Caro- 
lina at Greensboro. Also, 
while you're there, check out 
one of the largest laser disc 
collections in the South Some 
new titles include "What's 
Love Got To Do With It?", 
"Pelican Brief, "In the Name 
of the Father", and "The Piano 

After watching your 
movies, head over to the new 
and improved computer sec- 
tion. Ten new IBM 486's, 
complete with Internet, Excel, 
and Word for Windows have 
been installed. Additionally, 
FirstSearch (accessed through 
Internet) is available for any- 
one needing information on 
just about any subject; Art In- 
dex, Humanities Index, 
MEDLINE, Psych First are 
just a few of the many refer- 
ence programs available. 

Continuing on your tour 

of the library is the Oglethorpe 
University Museum located on 
the third floor Right now the 
museum is in transition, set- 
ting up for an exhibit of 
Contemporary Spanish Real- 
ism which will open October 
2, 1994. This museum is defi- 
nitely something to visit and 
appreciate. From the time you 
step off the elevator, you soon 
realize that the museum holds 
much more than you expected. 
Don't underestimate its small 
size; the museum has already 
been internationally acclaimed 
for its quality of exhibits. One 

of the noteworthy paintings 
housed here now is Gioigione's 
"The Three Ages of Man." 
This Renaissance painting is 
not done justice by the mere 
words of this article, so I en- 
courage you view this master- 
piece for yourseff. 

Hours for the museum 
are: Tuesday - Friday, 1 :00 - 
4:00 p.m. Hours for the li- 
brary are Monday - Thursday 
8:30 a.m - 10:00 p.m, Friday 
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Satur- 
day 10:00 a.m -5:00, Sunday 
2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. The 
study lounge is open 24-7. 

Electronic Fund Transfer 
(EFT) Program will allow 
loan proceeds to be electroni- 
cally credited directly to the 
student's account. Because 
The EFT will eliminate the 
disbursement of loans through 
checks, the new process is an- 
ticipated to be faster and more 
effective. Borrowers must 
complete a "Borrower Autho- 
rized Statement" for the EFT 
in order to take part in the pro- 

The HOPE (Helping 
Outstanding Pupils Educa- 
tionally) Grant has recently 
increased the amount of its 
annual award. The grant 
funded by the Georgia Lottery 
for Education, has been in- 
creased from $500 per year to 
SI 000 per year. Students must 
have Georgia residency to 
qualify for the grant 

For students who are 
looking for scholarships, 
grants, or loans outside of 
those provided by OU and the 
federal govenunent, the Finan- 
cial Aid Department recom- 
mends the Electronic School 
Search available in the com- 
puter lab on campus. The 
search program was imple- 
mented for the first time last 
year and pit) ved to be very suc- 
cessful in providing several 
OU students with aid. 

Dwyer returns to OU as 
admissions counselor 

By Trudie Jones 

Oglethorpe graduate 

Troy Dwyer is the newest 
member of the Oglethorpe 
University admissions staff. 
While attending OU, Troy 
majored in Psychology and 
double minored in Biology 
and Theater. He was also well 
known for his extensive in- 
volvement in drama. Three 
weeks ago, Troy started his 
new job as the first Admissions 
counselor for the Northeast 

Before receiving the job 
as Admissions counselor, Troy 
underwent an intensive screen- 
ing process for an hour and a 
haff each by various members 
ofthe Admissions staff. At this 
very moment he can be found 
planning his travel route 
around the Northeast. He will 
be leaving for New Jersey Sep- 
tember 25. He will be travel- 
ing for a total of eleven weeks 
spreading the word about 
Oglethorpe University to all 
prospective students. 

During his visits to nu- 

merous schools he will be ex- 
plaining various qualities of 
OU to win the prospectives 
over depending upon the 
schools counselor and loca- 
tioa He will talk to the pro- 
spective students about 
Oglethorpe's academic inten- 
sity, the diversity of its cam- 
pus and students, feeling of 
closeness between students 
and faculty, and its "informal- 
ity." The fact that Troy at- 
tended Oglethorpe and wants 
others to attend is his greatest 

September 23, 1994 


Heard it through the Grapevine . 

News and events in and around Oglethorpe University 


The repairs of the roof 

of Traer have been completed 
These repairs, as most Traer 
residents know, have been 
greatly needed due to the holes 
that existed in the old roof. 
Those on the third floor espe- 
cially knew that it was raining 
by the rust colored water that 
would trickle down their walls. 

Due to the unusual 
amount of rain that Atlanta 
experienced this summer, sev- 
eral rooms on the third floor 
of Traer got flooded when the 
roof over them gave out. 
Rather than just patch up the 
problem area, it was decided 
to repair the entire roof This 
was very much needed be- 
cause apparently the roof was 
in such bad need of repair that 
the entire roof was spongy with 
water soaked into it. 

Although it had been 
hoped that the roof could be 
completed before Traer resi- 
dents moved back in, it is com- 
pleted now and as good as new. 


Continued from page 1 
provide important information 
about prehistory or history. In 
order to be accepted, the ap- 
plicant must meet one of the 
four criteria. Oglethorpe suc- 
cessililly met all four of the re- 

The text for the marker 
is currently being completed 
by Hudson, Oglethorpe librar- 
ian George Stewart, dean of 
community life Donald Moore 
and associate dean of commu- 
nity life Marshall Nasoa The 
group hopes to have the project 
completed in time for 
Oglethorpe Day 1995. 

"The listing of 
Oglethorpe on the National 
Register of Historical Places is 
a dream come true," says 
Hudsoa 'If I never do any- 
thing else in my life, this 
achievement will be something 
that will last for ages." 

In addition to Hudson's 

Maintenance requests 

for the Upper Quad in particu- 
lar have been delayed due to 
the intense work on the Traer 
roof Any requests short of 
those filed as security hazards 
are placed indefmitely on hold. 
Upper Quad residents are ea- 
gerly awaiting visits from 
maintenance for pest control, 
the patching of ceilings, re- 
placement of broken window- 
panes and installation of 
screens for windows. Air con- 
ditioning has also been failing, 
as residents can attest to. 
Housing also is making an ef- 
fort to follow up on mainte- 
nance requests to see that they 
are completed. Upper Quad 
residents can be relieved to 
know that their requests will 
be attended to promptly fol- 
lowing completion of the Traer 

The Upper Quad 

laundry room in the first floor 
of Alumni has been corn- 

project involving the national 
marker, students, as well as 
staff members, have been suc- 
cessful in replacing the lost his- 
torical marker at the campus 
site of Old Oglethorpe at Mid- 
way, near Milledgeville. The 
new marker will be dedicated 
during a ceremony on Sunday, 
October 2, at two o'clock, fol- 
lowed by a reception at three 
o'clock. Members of the com- 
munity of Milledgeville, 
Daughters of the American 
Revolution and Baldwin 
County officials will be 
present at the dedication. 
Oglethorpe students are en- 
couraged to attend. Transpor- 
tation will be provided, but 
space is limited. Those stu- 
dents in need of transportation 
are asked to contact the com- 
munity life office to reserve a 
seat on one of the vans. 

pletely refurbished. New 
washers with timers and dry- 
ers that really dry were in- 
stalled over the summer. The 
dryers operate on a different 
system, so that a load of cloth- 
ing can feasably be dried with 
one quarter, not three. Also 
windows in dryer doors avert 
clothing confiisioa Now laun- 
dry is made easier for students, 
and their mothers. 

The 1994 Oide En- 
glish festival will be held - rain 
or shine-from Friday Septem- 
ber 30 through Sunday, Octo- 
ber 2 at St. Bartholomew's 

Episcopal Church, 1790 La 
vista Road NE in Aflanta. 

Festival hours are 6-10 
p.m. Friday, 1 1 a.m. to 10 p.m. 
Saturday, and noon to 7 p.m. 
Sunday. Tickets are S4 for 
adults, S2 for children ages 6 
to 1 2 and free for younger chil- 
dren. Tickets are good all 
three days, as often as you lilce. 
Group rates are available. 
Phone 404-634-3336 for fes- 
tival information. 

All parking is free and is 
at the Georgia Mental Health 
Institute, 1236 Briarcliff 
Road; there is free double- 
decker shuttle to the festival 

The Olde English Festi- 
val, an Atlanta insitution now 

in its 19th year, is a non-profit 
event celebrating medieval, 
Renaissance, and modem Brit- 
ish culture with a variety of 
activities for all ages. 

All proceeds are given to 
charities; since its founding, 
the festival has disbursed more 
the $350,000. This year's ben- 
eficiaries are Jerusalem 
House, a residence for home- 
less people with AIDS; Nicho- 
las house, a transitional resi- 
dence for 13 families; the 
South Africa Education Fund, 
which provides educational 
opportunites in the U.S. and 
South Africa for high school 
and college students; and 
Charts Ministries, which 
builds low-cost housing. 


* AllanU 

Milledgeville -A- 

OcloLr 2, 1994 

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September 23, 1994 

Dropping the Bomb on DAKA for good 

By Cole Maddox 
Greek Editor 

Why is it tliat at 

schools like Emory and Uni- 
versity of the South, they have 
actual restaurants on campus, 
while we, the students of 
Oglethorpe, have to suffer year 
after year with the Bomb Shel- 
ter? I have been at Oglethorpe 
for four years, and I am sick 
ofit I propose to the adminis- 
trators of the University that 
they allow the students major- 
ing in Business or Accounting 
to nin the Bomb Shelter. Stu- 
dents as well as Business De- 
partment professors have al- 
ready expressed interest in 

embarking on such a project 
Not only would this project 
provide valuable experience 
for the students majoring in 
Business Administration or 
Accounting but it would also 
provide an alternative to the 
cafeteria. I have already 
talked with the owner of a 
Taco Mac restaurant, and he 
has agreed to come in and 
help organize the restaurant, 
as well as creating a menu, 
possibly including Taco Mac 
Buffalo Wings. Wouldn't it 
be nice to eat something other 
than pasta for dinner? 

To carry things a step 
further, imagine what it 
would be like to get a beer on 

campus. For those of us who 
are 21, there is no where on 
campus where we can purchase 
alcohol. Other campuses, like 
Emory and Georgia Tech, have 
bars within thirty yards of their 
campus, while we at Oglethorpe 
must drive somewhere to get a 
drink, and then risk our lives re- 
turning home. At the Univer- 
sity of the South, their version 
of the Bomb Shelter actually 
has beer on tap. If there was 
some place on campus, say a 
restaurant which serves alcohol, 
then we would not have to 
worry about driving Plus there 
would actually be people we 
know watching over us when 
we have become intoxicated. 
Students are already allowed to 

drink in the Bomb Shelter on 
select nights, but wouldn't it be 
nice to be able to purchase a 
beer fixxn the Bomb Shelter? 
Administrators, think of 
the valuable e)qperience which 
could be gained by those stu- 
dents running the Bomb Shel- 
ter. Business Administration 
majors would gain valuable 
experience running the restau- 
rant and dealing with custom- 
ers, employees, suppliers, etc., 
and Accounting majors would 
gain experience keeping the 
books of a business, handling 
the payroll, paying the appro- 
priate taxes, and various other 
accounting jobs associated 
with a restaurant The differ- 
ent class projects which could 

be contrived are numerous. 

The students want some- 
where decent to eat, those of 
us viftto are twenty one want 
somewhere to relax, and the 
Business and Accounting ma- 
jors want somewhere to gain 
experience to put on their re- 
sume. It is up to you the stu- 
dents to demand the change, 
and it is up to you, the admin- 
istrators, to serve the needs of 
your clients, the students. If 
we, the students and adminis- 
trators, work together, we 
can not only improve the repu- 
tation of Oglethorpe in the 
business world, but we can 
also improve the Oglethorpe 
social life, something which is 
vitally needed. 

Realities of Rush j^e right to safety or the 

right to rape over again 

By Lanier Coulter 

Rush, another deci- 
sion to be made by freshmen. 
On arrival, the brothers 
quickly came to your aid for 
any help you may need. After 
parents left and parties began, 
btxjthers quickly began mak- 
ing sure that any prospective 
rushee was well provided for 
at all times. Everyone is a 
freshman's friend and they all 
ask, "so are you considering 
rushing?" I quickly came to 
learn of the IPC, Inter Frater- 
nity Counsel, who observed 
each event to make sure no al- 
cohol was served during rush. 
Also, rushees were not sup- 
posed to be pressured into 
choosing any one fraternity. 

Rush begins with a visit 
to each frutemity 's open house 
on a specific nig^t Chi Phi 
lield the first open house and 
quickly I realized that little 
could differ as one visited each 
house. Sure the atmosphere 
might change, but at each one 
there was the similar presen- 
tation of drinks and food. All 
fraternities put on a nice show, 
which consisted of people 
playing pool and socializing 
Or maybe they are truly al- 
ways open, sociable, and 

courteous. I don't know, but 
by the second open house ru- 
mors ran wild and basically 
in a time when the fraterni- 
ties don't talk about each 
other I learned that all of them 
haze and use drugs. Who 
knows? How can one tell the 
truth about each fraternity? 
What exactly are their belief, 
and what do they do during 
pledgeships? Certainly I can- 
not understand why others 
don't need to know the exact 
events that occur while pledg- 
ing, so one can only hope to 
make the right choice or if 
you don't, then revoke the 
pledge. The fraternities have 
formal dinners the second 
week of rush. The only din- 
ner I was able to attend prior 
to this article was Chi Phi's. 
All I can say is that the ribs 
were great and luckily the 
dress was informal. In choos- 
ing a fraternity one should 
lo<^ for individuals that they 
share a common bond with. 
Also, a little luck will help. 
In closing, rush has been a 
good experience in allowing 
me to meet several people on 
campus. I would urge every- 
one to rush and, if they fmd a 
group they enjoy being with, 
to pledge. One could benefit 
by gaining friends that last a 
life time. 

By Stacie Boschma 

So what do you do 

when a convicted felon is re- 
leased into your neighborhood 
after serving his time? Do you 
assume that prison has served 
its rehabilitative role and go on 
with your life as usual, or do 
you live in the real world and 
recognize that most convicted 
criminals go on to commit 
crimes again? Do you let it 
slide, or do you raise your 

This is the conundrum 
that residents in Bethlehem, 
N.Y., fmd themselves in. Carl 
DeFlumer is, by his own ac- 
tions, the worst kind of felon 
there is. Aside from murdering 
a child when he was 14 years 
old, he went on to sodomize a 
child when he was released 
from prison almost three de- 
cades later. This is not a man 
likely to have been rehabilitated 
by his time in prison, and now, 
having served his time, the state 
of New York is forced to re- 
lease him. 

Sex offenders are fre- 
quently in the news. ThesaiK- 

tity that they violate fascinates 
the public mind only slightly 
less than serial killers do, and 
those who commit violence 
against children fiirther terrify 
the American psyche. 

Prison doesn't rehabili- 
tate; the high rate of re-incar- 
ceration in this country stands 
as stark testimony to that fact 
While any damage of property 
or to one's person is an obvi- 
ous violation both of law and 
moral propriety, the acts of 
sexual assault seem particu- 
larly heinous in the eyes of 
most people. In such a case, 
what is fair? The felon has 
served the senteiKe that "soci- 
ety," fiiroug}! the watchfiil eyes 
of government, has imposed. 
Their penance has supposedly 
been paid, so what do you do 
with an elderly man with a 
marked history of violence 
against children? 

The rights of the com- 
munity must also be taken into 
consideraticn. There is reason 
to believe that Mr. DeFlumer 
will endanger other children. 
In our society, we cannot re- 
lease a person frtim prison and 
stipulate that they live under 

house arrest, nor can we afford 
to look aside and hope for the 
best. The rights, and possibly 
the lives, of children are at 

The basic question here 
deals with the right of privacy 
for convicted felons and the 
rights of safety of communi- 
ties. Does Carl DeFlumer 
have the right to settle with his 
only remaining family in 
Bethlehem N.Y., or should he 
be kept behind bars indefi- 
nitely? Or should he be placed 
under house arrest, or simply 
Icilled to appease the fears of a 

Obviously, killing a man 
who was not sentenced to 
death is not an option. Keep- 
ing him behind ban indefi- 
nitely is a violation ofhis ri^ 
to due process. But the rights 
of the community must be 
taken into consideration, and 
their fervent opposition to his 
release has left DeFlumer be- 
hind bars until the state can 
find something better to do 
withhim, assuming that there 
is something better to do with 
him than leave him behind 

September 23, 1994 



Cuban crisis human tragedy 

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Immigration: Tlie 

word brings to mind images 
of newcomers flooding the 
job maiket with cheap labor, 
adding more names to wel- 
fare and social security lists. 

Yes, immigration does 
take its toll on American re- 
sources. It appears that hun- 
dreds of thousands of people 
come here to live ofiFof those 
who have worked and lived 
here all their lives. But what 
ever happened to giving 
Lady Liberty the "tired" and 
"poor huddled masses." Al- 
though the fact that so many 
are tired and poor intimi- 
dates those who must sup- 
port them, Americans could 
take another look at immi- 
gration from a different 
angle: the immigrant's. 

Cuban immigrants at- 
tempting to come here risk 
their lives on what most re- 
porters dub "makeshift 
rafts." I have seen these 
rafts, which were on display 
at the Atlanta Cuban Club 
September 10 and at the 
State Capitol Building Sep- 
tember 19. These are 
innertubes covered with bur- 
lap or twigs and branches 
torn off of trees tied together 
with twine. Others use old 
car and machine parts and 

The ninety miles sepa- 
rating American soil firom 
Cuba is a relatively close 
distance, considering how 
big this country is and how 
few neighbors we have com- 
pared to Europe. But the 
ninety miles these flimsy 
crafts must travel are ftili of 
sharks and storms. For a 
person to brave ninety miles 
of shark infested stormy wa- 
ters on a few innertubes tied 
together, with little if any 
water or supplies, shows the 
desperation these people 

At a raft exhibition 
sponsored by the Cuban 
Human Rights Roundtable 
of Atlanta, several immi- 
grants who arrived before 
Clinton's policy change 

spoke. They naturally expressed 
regret that the president reftises 
to let more Cubans in, as ex- 
pected They emphasized that 
rafters trying to leave the island 
are so desperate that they would 
rather die on a raft from sharks, 
dehydration, or delirium from 
drinking ocean water than to 
stay in Cuba. Even being sent 
back to Guantanamo or to 
Panama is better than having to 
stay in Cuba. 

So the question in terms of 
human rights is: What is hap- 
pening ninety miles away from 
this country that people would 
rather risk dying a horrible death 
than stay there? There is no soap, 
no oil to cook with, no aspirin 
or bandages in the hospitals, not 
to mention no food. Tourists, on 
the other hand, can stay in luxu- 
rious hotels and eat at fme res- 
taurants the natives are never 
allowed into. Finding necessi- 
ties is no problem for foreigners 
with dollars. 

The Trading with the En- 
emy Act permitted travel to 
Cuba only for purposes of visit- 
ing family or for the media. 
Immigrants were allowed 
speedy processing for entry into 
this county on the grounds of 
political asylum. Americans 
were previously allowed to send 
limited amounts of money every 
so often to family members. 
President Clinton has reversed 
all of these policies. 

Who is being hurt? Gov- 
ernment ofiicials are receiving 
all they need from Germany, 
Canada and Spain through tour- 
ism. The embargo flies over 
their heads and lands on every- 
one but the party elite. Some 
Americans, and shamefully, 
some Cubans who have been 
exiled here since the early 
1960's claim that the rafters 
should stop leaving and should 
stay to bring about the fall of 
communism. This idea is com- 
pletely ludicrous, since the mili- 
tary is still sympathizing with 
Castro, and the populace has 
only rocks and sticks to defend 

Nevertheless, the over- 
whelming majority of exiles and 
their children bom here agree 
that the embargo should not be 

lifted. Other countries could 
be pressured by the United 
States into abandoning trade 
and tourism with Cuba. This 
effort, combined with the fact 
that Soviet aid stopped several 
years ago, may finally begin 
to make a dent in the military 
and party elite. 

To defeat communism 
and to reconstruct afterward 
will involve American aid and 
diplomatk leverage. The situ- 
ation demands immediate at- 
tention, and a United Nations 
condemnation for gross viola- 
tions of the Declaration of 
Human Rights would be a 

The people arriving 
from Cuba seem to harbor a 
complicated resentment mixed 
with relief for all those who 
have lived here since the 
1960's, or since the Mariel 
boatlift. Some Cubans here 
feel guilt at leaving and aban- 
doning the country for others 
to overthrow Castro: others 
who are arriving now, starv- 
ing. Emotions are complex on 
both sides. Even more aston- 
ishing is the fact that over- 
whelming numbers of young 
people are coming over who 
were indoctrinated under com- 
munism through schools all 
their lives. These people who 
risk their lives for freedom do 
not even know what they are 
willing to die for. 

Invasion is debated as an 
option for Haiti, whose plight 
is regrettable, and Cuba has 
again been put on the back 
burner of American foreign 
policy, as in Eisenhower and 
Kennedy's haUhearted Bay of 
Pigs. Exiles left the country 
3 5 years ago seeking freedom, 
the ones leaving now should be 
allowed the same chance; the 
burden of freeing Cuba is not 

Thousands of exiles and 
their children live in relative 
comfort, able to speak and 
travel freely thanks to politi- 
cal asylum, among them my- 
self. This country was 
founded on freedom by men 
who died for it; America 
should not deny it to those 
who are willing to risk their 
lives for it 

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September 23, 1994 

A call for unity between minority races 


Special to The Stormy Petrel 

I am a Jew. This 
means that I am also a minor- 
ity. For this reason alone I 
have become a scapegoat. 
According to prominent Black 
leaders in this country, the op- 
pression of the Black man is 
due in large part to the Jews. 

Placing the blame for a 
certain populations' difficulties 
on a specific group allows for 
the unification of a people 
against that group. It gives 
them a common cause, a focus 
for their anger and energy. 
This tactic being used by 
Black leaders is indeed simi- 
lar to methods of unification 
utilized by Hitler in Nazi Ger- 

The ignorance that is 
presently being preached by 
leaders such as Minister Louis 

Farrakhan and Khalid Abdul 
Muhammud was responsible 
for the deaths of over six mil- 
lion Jews in Europe not long 
ago. These men and their ig- 
norance are a danger not only 
to Jews, but to society in gen- 
eral. They are nothing but 
power hungry fools. How can 
you possibly substantiate a 
claim which blames a op- 
pressed minority for the op- 
pression of another minority? 
Are these men implying that 
the economic success of the 
Jews was achieved by using 
Blacks as stepping stones? 
The key to success is educa- 
tion, something which the Jews 
have stressed to their people 
throughout history. 

Men such as Khalid 
Abdul Muhammud are in a 
position to educate their 
people, but instead he attacks 
my people, calling us 

"Hooked-nose, bagel eating 
Jews." Apparently Mr. 
Muhammud feels it is more 
important to educate his fol- 
lowers in the practice of de- 
grading other minorities than 
in areas which may lead to 

The ignorance preached 
by Mr. Muhammud reared its 
head after his attempted assas- 
sination following one of his 
sermons at the University of 
California at Berkeley. Just 
moments after the incident ac- 
cusations began to fly impli- 
cating the Jewish Community 
in the shooting. The assailant 
was not Jewish; in fact, he was 
a Muslim who had been ousted 
from the Nation of Islam. 
However, the facts did not 
matter in this case. This is the 
danger which men like 
Farrakhan and Khalid Abdul 
Muhammud pose to society. 

Another round of Clinton's 
foreign policy blunders 

By Stacie Boschma 

The United States of 

America has no moral obliga- 
tion to serve as policeman to 
the world. Particularly when 
we have a long history of in- 
stalling tyrants (anti-Amo-ican 
tyrants at that) into the presi- 
dencies of third-world nations. 
President Clinton, de- 
spite his well publicized Ox- 
ford education and reputed 
high intellect, has not figured 
this out yet, and so we found 
ourselves on the vetge of war 
with a nation so insignificant 
to our national interests as to 
not even exist. Haiti is a na- 
tion that has no history of de- 
mocracy, and our attempts to 
install as "President" a man 
who supports such activities as 
"necklacing" (putting a tire 
that has been lighted with 
gasoline around an opponent's 
neck to kill him or her) and is 
quite possibly mentally unbal- 
anced (as if more evidence 
than that was needed) is just 

another in the long history of 
American goofs in third-world 
public relations. 

If you will recall, the 
paragon of virtue in Panama, 
Manuel Noriega, was once on 
the CIA payroll. Ferdinand 
Marcos and his lovely wife 
"Size 7" Imelda were aided by 
America in their ascension to 
the Fillipino high office. No 
wonder they wanted our bases 
closed and our people out. 

Need more? How about 
Fidel Castro? The United 
States, ever the perveyors of 
foresight for the world, helped 
Castro's insurgents come to 
power. And look at him now. 
We certainly served ourselves 
well in that endeavor, and now 
Clinton wants to put another 
person (who has all the ear- 
marks of being a two-bit dic- 
tator) into another high office 
in a tiny, unimportant Carib- 
bean nation. 

Our excuse for this? 
Jean-Bertrand Aristide won a 
popular election in what is 
widely regarded as one of the 

poorest and most downtrodden 
(both intellectually and physi- 
cally) nations in the world. 
This is the same country that 
brought us words like "Papa- 
Doc" and "Baby-Doc" for its 
dictators, (who were hugely 
popular with a good portion of 
the populace) if you will re- 

And let's consider the 
last time we sent invasion 
forces into a small, little 
known, and largely insignifi- 
cant nation in order to hold 
back the bad guys. Vietnam 
left scars on our national con- 
sciousness that are still being 
dealt with by many (including 
our President, now that I think 
about it). 

Haiti is an invasion that 
won't happen, thankfully. 
Former President Carter, Sena- 
tor Sam Nunn, and Former 
Joint Chief of Staff Colin 
Powell were able to avert 
"Clinton's Catastrophe in the 
Making", preventing the 
former draft dodger from dig- 
ging us into trenches we might 
never have gotten out of 

They fill the minds of their fol- 
lowers with hatred and racism, 
in effect creating an army of 
walking bombs awaiting inci- 
dents such as this to set them 

On February 19, 1994 
in Baltimore MD, Khalid once 
again flooded the minds of his 
audience with his anti-Semitic 

"I called them [Jews] 
bloodsuckers. I'm not going 
to change that . . It's that old no 
good Jew, that old impostor 
Jew, the old hooked-nose, ba- 
gel-eating, lox-eating, Johnny- 
come-lately perpetrating a 
fraud, just crawled out of the 
caves and hills of Europe, so- 
called damn Jew.. .And I feel 
everything I 'm saying up here 
is Kosher." 

This time Khalid did not 
stop at just degradatioa He 
called for the extermination of 
my people. 

"Never will I say I am 
not an anti-Semite. Whatever 
heis...rmagainsthim... Ipray 
for my enemy all the time. I 
pray that god will kill my en- 
emy and take him off the face 
of the planet Earth." 

He prays for genocide. 

I do not want anyone to 
think that it is solely anti- 
Semitism that these men 
preach. They are conveying a 
message of racism towards all 
white people. Minister Louis 
Farrakhan proclaims "I am not 
a racist.. ."(March 4, 1994: 
Palm Beach FL) I happen to 
disagree with him. In fact, I 
believe him to be a Black Su- 
premacist, equal but opposite 
in thinking to the Grand Wiz- 
ard of the KKK. Equality has 
no place in the mind of 
Farrakhan; there is only ha- 
tred and visions of a master 

His racism was show- 
cased in a February 27, 1994 
speech at NOl Savior's Day in 

"White people, you are 
made in our image, it is out of 
us you've come." 

"Murder and lying 
comes easy to White people." 

"The Caucasian world 
brought in a world of sin not 
known before." 

If these statements don't 
seem offensive Plough to war- 
rant me calling Farrakhan a 
racist, just replace "White" or 
"Caucasian" with "Black," 
and get a prominent White 
leader to include them in a 
public speech. Then wait and 
see how long it will take for 
him/her to be labeled "Racist" 
In as much time as it would 
take to get the statements into 
print or on the evening news, 
that person would be ruined. 
Such has not been the case for 

On February 25, 1994 
Farrakhan made a very per- 
plexing statement on the 
Arsenio Hall Show: 

"...we [Black people] 
are poor, ragged, hungry, na- 
ked, and out-of-doors. Repa- 
rations is what we want And 
everyone that had a part in our 
destruction will have a part in 
paying reparations." 

With the word "destruc- 
tion," Farrakhan seems to be 
referring to slavery. He speaks 
of "paying reparations" for 
this destruction incurred by the 
Black people. In response to 
this I must ask just who is to 
pay? Who's going to be held 
responsible? All those who 
should rightfully pay are dead 
and buried. How can people 
like myself be expected to take 
the heat for something that was 
out of our control? I was not 
even alive when it occurred! 
None of us were, yet we are 
expected to take responsibility 
for it? The whole concept is 

What positive results do 
these men expect to achieve by 
preaching all of this ignorance 
and hate? The preaching of ig- 
norance can only lead to its 
perpetuation, and the preach- 
ing of hate can only lead to 
more hate. Where does any of 
this get us as a society? 

I'm not proposing that 
we all love one another, that's 
much too idealistic for me. 
What would really be nice is 
if we all could be defmed by 
our actions as individuals, not 
by our racial or religious back- 
grounds. Perhaps even that is 
a bit far-fetched for people to- 

September 23, 1994 


The controversy over a moment of silence 



By Adam Corder 

The Georgia State Legislature passed a law this year 

that states that all students and teachers in public schools shall 
engage in a coitipulsory moment of silence prior to first period 
each day. The newly implemented moment of silence in Geor- 
gia public schools is an obvious and insulting attempt by the 
conservative legislature to institute a legal facilitation of prayer, 
a religious activity in a government institution, something that is 
patently unconstitutional. The first defense of this law by con- 
servatives is that it is not at all prayer, but a "moment of silent 
reflection". I have thought and grappled and racked my brain, 
but I cannot fathom the necessity of an institutionalized moment 
of silence unless it is to be intended for prayer. Many opinions 
brood over constitutionality (which 1 will do presently) but 1 am 
much more concerned with the question of why? Why else would 
the government of this state feel a need to stop the school day 
and insist upon a moment of silence unless it had something else 
in mind? Initially it might sound as if I am^oping, but 1 have 
researched the history of this bill and it is most disturbing. 

Even the most shallow investigation of this bill's past re- 
veals that it has a blatantly religious origin. In 1 99 1 it was intro- 
duced on the floor of the state legislature with the words "volun- 
tary prayer in it and failed miserably. In 1992 and 1993 it was 
introduced on the floor with the words "reflection, meditation, 
and voluntary prayer" and predictably failed again. And now 
this same bill with the same author passes in 1994 without the 
word "prayer and it is supposed to be a totally secular moment 
of silence? Come on. 

It is not possible to institutionalize reflection. That would 
be like telling a poet to compose a poem this very instant Re- 
flection just occurs and has absolutely no value when it is in- 
sisted upon. And as far as meditation goes, cant a student "medi- 
tate" before he leaves for school in the morning, or perhaps dur- 
ing one of the innumerable fi'ee moments that exist throughout 
the school day? I am having a very difficult time fmding the 
necessity or logic for this, so my deductive faculties lead me to 
accuse the legislature of trying to pass this onto us as some-thing 
else, anything than what it is. 

The constitutional and judicial prohibition of these sorts 
of disguised and many more obvious brands of school prayer is 
obvious. The First Amendment prohibits state support of any 
religious activity. Engel v. Vitale (1962), Abington v. Schempp 
(1963), and most importantly and recently Wallace v. Ja£fi-ee 
(198S) all prohibit school prayer and the Wallace case specifi- 
cally addresses an Alabama law requiring " a minute of silence 
for meditation. It was struck down by the Supreme Court and 
Georgia's compulsory moment of silence is destined for a simi- 
lar fate. 

The legislative history of this law is most compelling to 
me. It's spirit is blatantly religious in nature, and a law that 
facilitates religious activity is illegal. Incidentally, it is also 
useless. My friends in a local high school tell me that the forty 
seconds that is forced upon them is meaningless. They don't 
reflect, they don't meditate, they don't care. This is a useless 
and patently unconstitutional law that will not hold up in court 


By Robert A Miller 
^torial Editor 

After hearing that an article against a moment ofsOence in Georgia Khoob was in 

the works, I immediately decided that some defense of school policy must be presented 

I fmd that there is really little to debate on the issue. What possible harm could come from the 
law? Is it a violation of the separation of Church and State required by the United States Constitu- 
tion. Clearly not Inthepresent law, no mention is made ofprayerimtil the fmal clause of the bill. 
In that clause, the statement is made that no one should interfere with any student who wishes to 
silently pray during the moment of silence, thus guaranteeing the freedom of religion that is 
another Constitutional right To suggest that such a law is a violation of the Constitution is to 
insult the intelligence of any literate American. 

It is true that those who proposed the bill support (irayer in schools. It is also true that many 
students will use the time to pray. (What a distressing thought With the condition of our big^ 
schools today, a little prayer couldn't hurt Perhaps you would prefer a witch doctor?) My 
question: So what? A moment of silence can also be used to relax and focus on the new sdKXil 
day. It is amazing how calming it is to make yourself spend a little time relaxing every day. 
Psychologists have known for a long time about the calming effects of a little silence. Many 
religions other than Christianity also endorse meditation as a fonn of relaxatioiL 

Allow me to close with these thoughts: A highly educated teacher who claims to be a devout 
Christian attacked the law in the month just past claiming a moral obligation to uphold tlie 
Constitution. In his quest for a higher moral standard, he has managed to insult his principal, the 
school boar4 the state legislature, and a number of other prominent educators and citizens wl>o 
are working to better our school system Would Jesus approve ofhis approach? We need to judge 
the tree by the fruit it bears. 

New students increase 
the OU parking problems 

By Kelly Holland 

Has this ever liappened 
to you? You're coming back 
to campus around midnight 
after a hectic night at work. 
You wait patiently for the arm 
of the security gate to heave 
itself high in the air in order 
for you to pass through. You 
brace yourself and the items in 
your car as you cross over 
what seems like several hun- 
dred speed bumps and fmally 
reach home ... the upper quad. 
At midni^it, you expect there 
to be not one single parking 
space for you to glide into, 
unless, of course, some other 
student is having a late night 
craving for a double cheese- 
burger at Wafile House. So, 
you pass over what may well 
be the mother of all speed 

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bumps in search of a space '^ip 
top." Now, I don't have to tell 
all of you upper quad residents 
what you will probably fmd in 
the way of parking, but for 
those of you who live in Traer 
or off campus, I'll tell you: 

This has become quite a 
hot topic on our small campus, 
and it's one that needs to be se- 
riously considered and rem- 
edied SOON. There are sim- 
ply too few parking spaces in 
the upper quad to acccMnmo- 
date the number of students 
who live there. Many upper- 
classmen have suggested re- 
stricting freshmen from bring- 
ing their cars onto campus, 
which may be a reasonable so- 
lution to the problem, but 
would certainly be difficult to 
implement at this point in the 
school year. 

Others have wondered 
why the wooded area behind 
Alumni Hall and Greek row 
has not been transformed into 
another parking area for upper 

quad residents. This may well 
be the only solution (geo- 
graphically) that there is for 
this increasingly infuriating 
hassle. However, there is one 
major concern that I have 
about creating a lot there. The 
wooded area is a natural sound 
barrier between the residence 
halls and Greek row. A park- 
ing area in that location would 
allow loud noise from the 
Greek houses to travel over to 
the halls in the upper quad, 
quite possibly disturbing stu- 
dents trying to study or rest 

Not only is it inconve- 
nient for a student to park 
down in the student center, I 
think that it may be potentially 
unsafe, p^icularly for fe- 
males late at night 

I believe, as do many 
others, that it is the responsi- 
bility of the school to provide 
the studerris with safe, and yes, 
even convenient places to 
park The Oglethorpe Student 
Association when parking at 



September 23, 1994 

By Maria Johnscm 
Features Editor 

iCatlirina Mooney, a 
native of Bourbon, Missouri, 
arrived «I Oglethorpe Univer- 
sity after many changes in 
plan. Shehad always intended 
to go to school at Duke Uni- 
v»sity, but afla- attending « 
pre-ooUege program thwe, she 
deci ded its atmosphere was too 
stufiy and elitist for her taste. 
Kathrina told oie ofher friend 
at the pre-college program 
what ^i» would (S'efer to have 
ina school Ihe friend handed 
Kathrina a brochure and said 
"Here's your school." 

The brochure, of course, 
was from Oglethorpe, and 
Kathrina fell in love with the 
school Her dad didn't like 
OU at fust, but after visiting 
the campus, he completely 
(jianged his mind and wanted 
Kathrina to come here more 
than she did herself 

So Kathrina came to 
Oglethorpe and decided to 
major in Biology. "I have no 
idea why I majored in Biol- 
ogy," she said, "[but] I guess 
Vm just a glutton fbr punish- 
maaL I think I wanted to prove 

Kathrina, now a sopho- 
nMre.hasto spend a lot of time 
studying. There is one bright 
sidej however: she getsto meet 
the man of her life, Robert 
(a.k.a. Rob-Bob) for study 
breaks at Waffle House. Af- 
ter memorizing organic reac- 
tions and counting fiuit flies, 
drinking coffee at Waffle 
House b very close to heavea 

Kathrina would like to 
see a few changes at 
Oglethorpe: benches in the 
tapper Quad so |)eople could 
sit and chat outside, more 
parking, and monorails fix>m 
the Upper Quad to the Aca- 
demic Quad "for all the lazy 
bums like me," 

Kathrina may see some 
of these changes before she 
graduates in 1997, but prob- 
ably not all of them! 

Birthday bar guide for Buckhead 

By Cole Maddox 
Greek Editor 

Here it is, the compre- 
hensive guide to Buckhead for 
your twenty-first birthday. 
The Golden rule to remember 
is that bartenders can be very 
vindictive. Don't piss them 
off. They are your friends. 
However, if you annoy them, 
you could fmd something in 
your drink guaranteed to make 
you sick, like mureen or a dis- 
gusting Italian Liqueur. So, be 
polite and the various bartend- 
ers will be kind to you. When 
you start off on your birthday 
binge, I would suggest that 
you stop at Jock's and Jill's. 
They will treat you to a free 
pitcher of beer, and a free shot. 
This should get you set for the 
drive down to Buckhead. 

Now, some people say 
that you should have Jager for 
your birthday, but from my 
experience, any night starting 
off with Jager will be a bad 
night. However, if you wish 
to follow tradition, then visit 
Aunt Charlie's, and they will 
treat you to a birthday shot of 
Jager. For those who don't like 
Jager, I would suggest you 
start of with a visit to Fat 
Tuesday's. Everyone who 
comes to Fat 's on their twenty- 
first will receive a free small 
drink. Afier visiting Fat's, 1 
would then suggest you go to 
Oxygen. Oxygen is first bar 
in a row of bars offering free 
drinks on birthdays. After you 
get your free drink from Oxy- 
gen, then hit Grand Stands. Be 
careful here because the bar- 
tender said that birthday boys 
and girls will receive a free 
shot of the bartender's choice. 
This can be very dangerous to 
your stomach, so be careful. 
From Grand Stands, head to 
3061 Bar, next to Oxygen, 
where they will treat you to a 
free beer. Lulu's Bait shack, 
next door to 306 1 Bar, does 
not have a set policy for birth- 
days. However, order your 
drink, and if you let slip that 
its your twenty-first, and if the 
bar is not very busy, then there 
is a good chance that the bar- 
tender will buy your first 

drink. Lulu's is notorious for 
giving away alcohol. Just re- 
member, tact is important. 
After Lulu's, walk on down 
the street to the Odyssey. The 
Odyssey will happily give a 
free drink to the birthday boy 
or girl. From the Odyssey, 
head to Buckhead Billiards, 
and you can get a free draft 
beer. They will also sing 
"Happy Birthday" upon re- 

By this time, there 
should be so much alcohol in 
your system, and so many dif- 
ferent kinds in your stomach, 
that you probably will not be 

feeling like having another 
drink. Unfortunately, Denny's 
no longer has their Birthday 
Breakfast Menu, so, I suggest 
heading to I HOP for some 
breakfast The list above con- 
tains those bars which defi- 
nitely will give away free 
drinks on people 's twenty-first 
birtlidays. However, if you are 
tactful, you could probably 
coax a free drink out of most 
places. Remember, when you 
go into these bars, they are ex- 
pecting that your friends will 
also order drinks, and pay for 
them, so make sure that there 

is a designated driver in the 
group. If everyone is drink- 
ing then at least take a cab. So, 
enjoy your birthday, and re- 
member, if you go out at mid- 
night the day before your birth- 
day, you can then also go out 
on your birthday as well and 
get free drinks both nights. 
Just make sure you don't get 
the same bartender twice. En- 
joy your hang-overs, and re- 
member. Waffle House and 
IHOP would appreciate it if 
you would please get sick in 
the bathroom and not at your 

"0"Pinions. . . 

"Ho\N do you feel about Rush 
being in the fall rather than in 
spring semester?" 

By Kim Jones 
Features Editor 

"For the often timid, un- 
comfortable freshman, it's a 
great way to meet people." 

Eddie Yates 


"Freshman should be 
given a semester to settle in, 
meet people, and go to some 
parties before they decide on a 
fraternity or sorority if they do 
at all." 

Jean Kassem 


"Rushing in the spring 
would allow freshman to be 
sure to pick the Greek organi- 
zation that suits their person- 
alities rather than the one they 
think might suit them." 

Jeanette Randall 


"Every year 1 offer the 
opportunity for my students to 
write an optional paper, but 
every year the excuse I hear 
most is 'Rush"' 

Dr.. Weiss 


"I think It should be in 
the spring so you can get used 
to scheduling classes and get 
to be friends with more sisters 
and brothere before Rush." 

Stephanie Chaby 


"We don't have enough 
time to evaluate the fi-atemi- 
ties adequately. We also don't 
know a lot about the area and 
what it has to offer." 

Todd Covington 


September 23, 1994 


Page 9 

OU student's life after coming to America 

By Kristiane Pedeisen 

I guess every Euro- 
pean who comes to the USA 
thinks that s/he knows what 
s/he is getting into. The big 
import of American movies 
to Europe creates the illusion 
that Europe and the States 
share the same culture, yet 
the Americans are a little 

When I left Denmark 
the last thing my friends told 
me was, "Well, see you in a 
year, ten kilos heavier, being 
incredibly superficial, and 
having the humor of 
Roseanne Barr." I left them 
knowing they would be 

Apart from that I 
didn't know much. I didn't 
know what Atlanta, Georgia 
or Oglethorpe would be like. 
I hadn't seen a single picture. 
The only thing I knew was 
that Georgia was hot and I 
assumed/hoped that 

Oglethorpe would be a lot 
different fixjm Beverly Hills 

Because of that I ar- 

rived rather open-minded and 
what I met was open- 
mindedness. My impression is 
that Americans are very open, 
very easy to talk with. Being 
able to talk with anyone about 
anything is almost a national 
"disease, of which a very posi- 
tive consequence is that it is 
easy to meet people not only 
on campus but also off-cam- 
pus." Americans just don't 
have the very reserved, Euro- 
pean "I don't think I know 
you"-attitude. And it is fimny 
to observe that most Europe- 
ans get rid of that attitude as 
soon as they get here. 

Some prejudices were 
confirmed, though. The food- 
culture here stinks, and I 'm not 
only talking about 
Oglethorpe's cafeteria, where 
the chef apparently has never 
heard of anything called 
spices. Most types of bread 
here are only vague imitations 
of what they could be. Food 
stays soft and fresh forever, 
which provides fijnny tangs. 
Another thing is that most 
food is either low or non some- 
thing - yet, you can't tell it 
from most people who buy it. 

Fortunately, I haven't 

In need of help? 

By Catherine Wolfe 
Staff ' 

In a bind to under- 
stand Analytic Geometry? 
Or do you just need one more 
review session before the big 
test in Philosophy? Well, 
look no ftirther. Help is on 
its way, and we here at 
Oglethorpe refer to this help 
as the Academic Resource 
Center, or A.R.C. With the 
sole mission of offering tu- 
tors to meet a student's spe- 
cific needs, AR.C. can be 
considered one of 

Oglethorpe's most valuable 
assets. Tutors are provided 
for almost every discipline of 
study, whether it be chemis- 
try or psychology. And they 
actually want you to come to 
them for help! As a psychol- 
ogy major and A.R.C. tutor. 

Allison Bess puts it, "We en- 
courage everyone to come. 
We actually get bored when no 
one comes by to see us." 
Allison also wants others to 
know that they should not be 
afraid to come for help. Un- 
like the classroom, AR.C. rep- 
resentatives tutor one-on-one 
with the intention of allowing 
the student to ask questions 
they otherwise may feel em- 
barrassed about asking in 
class. Tutoring, however, is 
not limited to one-on-one. 
Large groups can meet with a 
tutor for a review or a cram 
session, though they prefer it 
not boil down to the latter too 
often. Advanced planning 
rests solely on the students' 
shoulders, but that's a small 
price to pay for the benefits of 

seen much of the famous 
southern lifestyle (e.g. people 
being very biased towards 
other cultures, religions and 

I find that Americans' 
knowledge about Europe var- 
ies a lot: from the ones who 
think Denmark is the capitol 
of Sweden to a more accept- 
able level. The TV media seem 
to have forgotten that there is 
a world outside the USA. In 

fact, the TV media seem to 
have entirely foi;gotten about 
hard news. 

Finally a few generaliza- 
tions about America and the 
Americans I have met They 
are talkative, active, generous 
and hospitable. They eat a lot 
of junk food and they love 
their cars. Sports are more 
competitive here, television is 
addictive, and dating is a to- 
tally different matter. I was 

amazed at the number of 
people, under 25 years old, 
getting engaged or married. 
That is not a common sight 
wherel'mfrom. Inrelationto 
marriage we are probably 
more "immature" in 
Scandinavia, being very care- 
fill iK>t to miss any fiin and 
make lifelong promises too 
early. School oa the other hand 
is very much the same: long 
hours and a lot of studying. 




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do thin worry about InnVinf;. Our Colli:|C Account irK'ludK u.u ul WkKovui ATMs at no durgc 
and ihc Wachovia Banking Canl with VisaClKck lit looks like a credit anl but works like a check). 
Other Icaturu include your own credit card, a savinjp account, ovenlrafi protection, and get thii, 
(ret checking. Skip by your local Wachovia branch lo set up a hassle-free Cullcje AccounL After aD, 
ihcre^ moie to life than hanking. 


Page 10 


September 23, 1994 

Experiencing nature through national parks 

By Maria Johnson 
Feature Editor 

In 1903, after viewing 

the Grand Canyon, Theodore 
Roosevelt said, "Keep this 
great wonder of nature as fi is 
now. You cannot improve on 
it — not a bit The ages have 
been at work on it, and man 
can only mar it What you can 
do is keep it, for your children, 
for your children's children, 
and for all who come after you, 
as one of the great sights that 
every American... should see." 

Because of Theodore 
Rooseveh's foresight, America 
now has over SO national 
parks, and every one of them 
inspires admiration. Acadia, 
Great Smoky Mountain, 
Rocky Mountain, and Grand 
Teton national parks are all 
particularly worthy of a visit. 

Acadia National Park is 
located in Maine. Rich ever- 
green forests, impressive 
mountains, and a rugged rocky 
coastline combine with the 

Atlantic Ocean to create one 
of the most beautifiil areas in 
New England. A popular fea- 
ture of the park is Cadillac 
Mountain — a drive to the top 
leads to a spectacular view. 
Acadia is also home to Somes 
Sound, the only fjord on the 
eastern coast of the U. S. 

Great Smoky Moun- 
tains National Park lies just a 
few hours north of Atlanta in 

North Carolina and Tennessee. 
The park gets its name from 
the ever present smoke-like 
haze that hovers around the 
peaks. A profusion of wild 
flowers bloom in the spring. 
These mountain are some of 
the oldest on earth; the Chero- 
kee Indian tribe lived in them 
for over 200 years. 

In the West, one of the 
most frequented parks Is 

Rocky Mountain National 
Park, located in Northern 
Colorado. Sixty peaks over 
12,000 feet high make up this 
first mountain chain rising out 
of the Great Plains. The 
mountains were first carved by 
glaciers, and some gjacieis still 
remaia Snowfields exist year- 
round In the Never Summer 
mountain chain. 

A little further West, in 


The truly Grand Tetons of Colorado 

Photo courtesy of Maria Johnson 

northwestern Wyoming, lies 
the Teton Mountain range. 
The Tetons are not the tallest 
mountains in the country, but 
they are considered by some to 
be the most majestic. This is 
because there is no gradual 
ascent into the sky, the moun- 
tains just suddenly rise out of 
the valley floor, creating a 
breath-taking effect. The 
Grand Teton National Park 
offers many activities such as 
hiking horseback riding, boat- 
ing, fishing, skiing, and bicy- 

Before human beings 
developed cities and societies, 
the Earth was like one huge 
national park. Anyone can get 
in touch with his/her place in 
the natural scheme of things by 
taking advantage of these ref- 
uges. Working in a national 
park for the summer is an ex- 
cellent way to experience how 
the earth was before humans. 
The ARA National Park job 
line telephone number is 1- 

Career Services are here for all students 

By Jennifer Ciofalo 

A Master's in Business. A Law degree. A degree in 

Medicine. Thejob of your dreams. No matter what afler-gradu- 
ation plans most college students anticipate; from obtaining a 
job to pursuing an advanced degree, most goals have the same 
end in common: to obtain The Dream Job. Many students, how- 
ever, see this goal as an impossibility. They do not realize that a 
great career is not out of reach, as long as they take the steps 
needed to reach their goal. 

So what to do, and where to begin? The first steps in ob- 
taining the answers to career or graduate school questions are 
visiting the Career Services office and meeting with your aca- 
demic advisor. Do not make the mistake of overlooking 
Oglethorpe's own goldmine. The director of Career Services, 
Katherine Nobles, can point you in the right direction for a great 
number of books, information, and even ideas. She can arrange 
internships and guide you in writing the perfect resume. She can 
answer your questions about career possibilities, and suggest steps 
to take to make the possibilities turn into realities. Do not un- 
derestimate the value of this resource! 

This potential column includes a timetable for £ach class- 
level, listing what you SHOULD be doing at that time to plan 
for your future; Test dates and registration deadlines for gradu- 
ate school admissions; A Career Calendar announcing the work- 
shops, speakers, or programs offered by the Career Planning and 
Placement Office; Study/organizational tips and Suggested read- 

So perhaps you are a senior who is at that moment of panic 
at the realization that graduation is right around the comer, or a 
sophomore or junior who thinks you don't have to worry about 


Forms available for all tests 

in registrar's office. 

test name 


registration deadline 


December 10, 1994 

November 4, 1994 


Decembers, 1994 

November 1, 1994 

November 1 1 (by mail) 

November 14-18 (by phone) 


April, 1995 


January 2 1,1995 

December 16, 1994 

December 17-23 (by mail) 

Career Calendar 

September 27, 1994 
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
Talmage Room 
"Insider's Tip on Getting into 
Graduate or Professional 
October 5, 1994 
Interviews for juniors and se- 

graduation right now; or maybe you are a freshman who doesn't 
know what classes you 'U be taking next semester much less what 
you want to do with the rest of your life. In each case, this story 
requires your attention, whether it be food-for-thought for fresh- 
man, the "call to action" for sophomores and juniors, or "get to 
the Career Services office immediately" for seniors. Read the 
following. Cut it out and save it because great jobs aren't just 
given to you; you have to use your resources and you have to 
haveaplaiL Why not start right now? 

Timetable: These guidelines represent ideal standards. If 
you are behind in your career pursuit, check with Career Ser- 
vices for help. 

Freslunen: Get organized. Get to know all the resources avail- 
able. Begin to build strong bridges to faculty as mentors. Con- 
centrate on Fresh Focus. 

Sophomores: At this point, nothing is more important than or- 
ganizing your time schedule. Start narrowing your interests in 
academic coursework and explore possible career choices. Do 
self-assessment ofgoals and interests. Contact Career Services 
for help. They have a great, state-of-tlie-art program called SIGI 
PLUS. It offers interactive guidance and information to career 

Juniors: Interview some people in your field of interest You 
should be focusing your interests even more and actively inves- 
tigating career options. 

Seniors: Have resumes ready to go. If you need help, contact 
Career Services. Clip job announcements. Be creating strate- 
gies for your job search. Note: It takes app-roximately 4-6 
months to bring most job searches to fruition. Be taking gradu- 
ate or professional school exams as soon as possible. 
The Government Internship program will be conducting inter- 
views in the Career Services office. 

September 23, 1994 


Page 11 

There are advantages to having a hard core 

By Victoria L. Weiss 
Director of Core Curriculum 

In 1987, Ernest Boyer, 

head of the Carnegie Founda- 
tion for the Advancement of 
Teaching, wrote a book en- 
titled College: The Under- 
graduate Experience in 
America, in which he asked, 
"Can the American college, 
with its fragmentation and 
competing special interests, 
define shared academic goals? 
Is it possible to offer students, 
with their separate roots, a pro- 
gram of general education that 
helps them see connections and 
broadens their perspective?" 

Today seven years after 
Boyer wrote these questions, 
commentators on higher edu- 
cation are still writing about 
the need for a "an integrated 
core [curriculum] that intro- 
duces students not only to es- 
sential knowledge but also to 
connections across the disci- 
plines and, in the end to the 
application of knowledge to 
life beyond the classroom." 

vide a more integrated learn- 
ing experience, one that invites 
students to make connections 
across disciplines, that led to 
the revision of Oglethorpe's 
core curriculum in 1 99 1 . With 
a major grant from the Na- 
tional Endowment for the Hu- 
manities, Oglethorpe faculty 
came up with a core program 
that is less distributive 
("Here's a list of four courses- 
take one of these") and more 
truly core-like. 

The idea was and contin- 
ues to be to provide 
Oglethorpe students with a 
common learning experience, 
one that allows for a shared 
sense of intellectual endeavor 
A quality core program like 
ours that features primary texts 
(as opposed to textbooks) 
should provide the kind of 
common learning experience 
that expands beyond the class- 
room. Its texts become the sub- 
ject of late-night discussions in 
the dormitory, its concerns 
dominate the whispers in the 
library the night before the test; 

its most difficult concepts and 
courses become the topic of 
conversation in the Academic 
Resource Center and from 
there become a part of campus 
lore. Its most significant ideas 
emerge again and again in a 
student's thinking in subse- 
quent courses and, more im- 
portantly, in life decisions. The 
core is intended to be the kind 
of common intellectual expe- 
rience that allows professors in 
upper-level courses (both in 
the core itseff and in the ma- 
jor) to build upon knowledge 
that students have already 
gained in earlier core classes. 
If I'm teaching a course in 
twentieth century literature, it 
is certainly useful to me as well 
as the students to know that 
80% of the students in the class 
(al lowing for transfer students) 
are familiar with the writings 
of Karl Marx, for example. 

Every faculty member 
hired to teach at the university 
comes to understand early on 
the special place that the idea 
of core holds at this institution. 
This fall the i^ of a core cur- 
riculum at Oglethorpe Univer- 
sity is fifty years old, making 

the OU core one of the oldest 
such programs at a liberal arts 
college in the country. Its in- 
ventor. Dr. Philip Weltner in 
1944 set out to forge a totally 
new academic program based 
on what he prophetically 
called "integration." His idea 
was so revolutionary at the 
time that news of it made the 
front page of the Education 
section oiThe New York Times 
in the spring of 1945. 

Dr. Weltner 's bold new 
concept was based on his 
simple idea of what an educa- 
tion ought to be. In his view it 
ought to equip students to 
"make a life" and "make a liv- 
ing." The courses you are cur- 
rently sifting in may, on the 
surface, seem to meet neither 
criterion. But that's where the 
student comes in. 

We are asking young 
people to think about these re- 
quired courses not just as 
hurdles to be gotten over and 
not just as a required curricu- 
lum but rather as their curricu- 
lum, to think not about getting 
an education but as the very 
important business of acquir- 
ing their own education. 

How is this supposed to 
happen, you may ask? One 
way is to do your part to make 
the core eiq>erience an interac- 
tive one. Come to class, pre- 
pared to ask questions. Don't 
let that professor merely be a 
"sage on the stage"! 

The aims of the core cur- 
riculum were deliberately for- 
mulated as questions so that 
these courses would serve as 
an invitation to inquiry, in- 
tended to invite students into 
the conversation that is educa- 
tion. You can do your part to 
make sure this goal is met by 
making sure that the five ques- 
tions wWch all core couises are 
supposed to address are really 
being addressed. 

(Here are the five ques- 
tions: What are our present 
ways of understanding our- 
selves and the universe? How 
have those ways of under- 
standing evolved? How do we 
deal with conflicts in our ways 
of understanding? How do we 
decide what is of value? How 
do we decide how to live our 

Keeping a core going is 
a tough business. It's tough to 

Around the campus 

A user's guide to OU's resources 

Academic ResourceC enter (ARC) 

Goodman Hall (rooms 4,5, and 6) 

The Bomb Shelter 

OU Bookstore 
Oglethorpe Museum 
Phillip Weltner Library 

The Sweat Shop 

schedule is posted outside Gmn. 4 categorized by subject 
mornings, afternoons, and evenings available 
Bottom floor of Emerson Student Center 
Monday - Thursday 11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m 

and 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
Friday 1 1 :00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

Bottom floor of Hearst Hall 
Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 pjn. 
Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

Third floor of Phillip Weltner library 
Tuesday - Sunday 1 ;00 - 4:00 p.m. or by appointment. 
Closed Monday and Saturday 

Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. 
Fridays 8:30 - 4:30 p.m. 

Sunday: 1:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m. 

Twenty-four hour study room open seven days a week 
Bottom Floor of Emerson Student Center 
Daily: 8:00 a,m. - 9:00 p.m. 

keep the general concerns of 
the core from being over- 
whelmed by the particular con- 
cerns of the discipline from 
which the course and the pro- 
fessor come. It's tough to keep 
faculty talking to one another, 
sharing approaches, insights, 
connections to the material 
taught in other courses. 

You may be interested in 
knowing that at early in each 
semester, all faculty members 
receive a list of the primary 
texts being studied in every 
core course that semester. 
When a major figure like Karl 
Marx is being studied in more 
than one core course, an ac- 
count of the approach taken to 
Marx's work appears in that 
month's core newsletter. Es- 
prit de Core. This publication 
goes to every faculty member 
on campus and to all those 
administrators involved in the 
academic program. 

We hold periodic work- 
shops for core faculty in which 
we examine each other's syl- 
labi and essay questions, and 
editions of texts. There we 
have an opportunity to ask 
those with expertise in disci- 
plines cither than our own nag- 
ging questions we may have 
about the ways in which 
knowledge in our core courses 
impinges on ideas students 
bring to class from their other 
core courses. To ensure that 
those conversations can con- 
tinue on a regular basis, we are 
working hard on establishing 
an endowment fund for the 
core curriculum to support fac- 
ulty seminars in the summer, 
to support additional opportu- 
nities for faculty to learn new 
material and approaches, to 
provide additional library sup- 
port for new couises in the core 
as these are developed. 

Ultimately, it is 
Oglethorpe students who are 
most familiar with the core 
program. They actually take 
all of the classes! For that rea- 
son, I am interested in your 
experience in this program. 
Feel free to pass your sugges- 
tions and thoughts along to me 
in Hearst 3 1 1 or at 364-8393. 

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September 23, 1994 


Christian Fellowship welcomes back students 

By: Paola M. Barrera they are desiened to offer a 3rd floor nfTr,«- T ^ — „» ., ■:*•, ..j....... 

By: Paola M. Barrera 

HeOo to an the fresh- 
man and welcome back to all 
returning students! I hope you 
all had an enjoyable, relaxing 
summer. It is once again time 
for Waffle House, Denny's, 
Two Pesos runs, etc. 

Who are we? The orga- 
nizati(« is called Inter- Varsity 
Christian Fellowship, what's 
that? It's a nation wide student 
movement across college cam- 
puses. What do we do? We 
have small group settings, led 
by two students usually. These 
small groups are a very impor- 
tait part of our vision, because 

they are designed to offer a 
community kind of environ- 
ment, a place where you can 
just be who you are. Part of the 
small group ejqierience is to go 
through certain parts of the 
Bible and discuss them to- 
gether to fmd its relevance for 
us, college students in 1994. 
Small groups also offer an op- 
portunity to meet others and 
develop new friendships, they 
do fun stuff together ($1.50 
movies, cover someone's car 
with toilet paper (huh?) etc.). 
If you're interested and think 
you may want to try one to see, 
here are the times, places, and 
people you need to contact: 
Monday nights at 8:00 

3rd floor of Traer Lounge 
Led by: Stephen Cooper #576 
Katie Trucksis #630 
Thursday nights at 8:00 
Dempsey 16 

Led by: Gregg Daspit #573 
Robert Miller #612 
Thursday nights at 9:00 
Schmidt 26 

Led by: Meredith Kemp # 808 
(Women only, sorry guys!) 

Please feel free to call 
any of them if you have any 

Inter- Varsity also has 
large group meetings where 
we have a time of singing, 
some skits, and a speaker. The 
topics are usually about issues 
relevant to today's college 

OUTIet forms at Oglethorpe 

Bv Stacie Boschma An-^an c^^a^^*^ ^** i»j . . ^.. . 

By Stacie Boschma 

After a two year hia- 
tus, a gay, lesbian, and bi- 
sexual student group is form- 
ing at Oglethorpe. After sev- 
eral initial business meetings, 
a name and premise have been 
decided upon. OUTIet will 
work in a support-group ca- 
pacity, offering a safe place for 
bisexual and homosexual stu- 
dents, as well as those who are 
dealing with the homosexual- 
ity of friends or family mem- 

The first meeting, held 
on August 30, was advertised 
only by word of mouth. A 

dozen students attended, a sur- 
prisingly strong showing con- 
sidering the route of informa- 
tion and the one day time 
frame between calling the 
meeting and having it 

Many in attendance 
have expressed dissatisfaction 
with Ogletlforpe's recruiting 
brochure, which listed (as of 
last year) OGLA (Oglethorpe 
Gay and Lesbian Association) 
as an a£filiated organization. 
Several people commented 
that one of the reasons they 
picked Oglethorpe was that 
they had a gay-oriented group, 
only to arrive and realize that 
OGLA had been deftinct for 
several years. OUTIet is de- 

signed to fill the niche that 
these students, many of them 
freshman, found sadly lacking. 

Aside from its direct-im- 
pact goal of helping those who 
are dealing with their own or 
a loved one's sexuality, 
OUTIet also hopes to help in- 
tegrate into the larger campus. 
Currently, discussions of an 
AIDS education campaign, as 
well as participation in the At- 
lanta AIDS walk on October 
16, are on the table. 

Meetings are held on 
Tuesday evenings in the dorm 
room of a group member. For 
information on the location of 
the next meeting, contact 
Elizabeth Smith at 365-2625. 

Rotaract develops youth 

By Kimberly Wilkes service. T . . 

By Kimberly Wilkes 
Organizations Editor 

Rotaract, the youth 

level of Rotary International, 
is being restarted at 
Oglethorpe University. The 
purpose of Rotaract is to pro- 
vide an opportunity for young 
men and women to enhance 
the knowledge and skills that 
will assist them in personal de- 
velopment, to address the 
physical and social needs of 
their communities, and to pro- 
mote better relations between 
all people worldwide through 
a framework of friendship and 


There are three types of 
activities within the Rotaract 
program which all clubs un- 
dertake. The first is profes- 
sional development This will 
be accomplished at OU by at- 
tending the local Rotary and 
Young Business People 
Rotaract clubs where we will 
hear local business people 
speak. The second type of ac- 
tivity is leadership develop- 
ment As a student run organi- 
zation, all members will im- 
prove leadership skills, plan- 
ning and cooperation, thus ful- 
fUlingthisgoal. Lastly, service 

project development to im- 
prove the quality of life in the 
community. This will be ac- 
complished with hands-on 
projects which also promote 
club unity. 

Since this is a new group 
on campus, we have lots of 
room for new ideas and out- 
going individuals. We plan to 
meet bimonthly and do 
monthly service projects and 
social activities. For more in- 
formation about meetings or 
Rotaract in general, please call 
Kimberiy at 365-2646. All 
undergraduate students or 
young adults under the age of 
30 are welcome. 

campus life, and today's soci' 

ety in general. These meetings 

take place every Tuesday ni^ 

at 8:45 in the Talraage room. 

Here are some of the topics and 


September 27 - No man is an 

Island, especially a Christian 

speaker: Claire Barnes 

October 4 - Justice in today's 


speaker: Jimmy McGee 

We will also have a fac- 
ulty and student luncheon on 
Thursday September 29 in the 
small dinning room at 11:30. 

We will be putting a weekly 
calendar in students' mail 
boxes, to let than know of any 
socials we have, small group 
information, etc., if you would 
like to get one, just write down 
your name and box number in 
our welcome sheet during 
large group, or contact any of 
Us. Have an AWESOME se- 
mester! Hope to meet you 
soon. Take care, here's my 
number if you have any ques- 
tions: Paola M. Barrera # 808. 

Back and better 

By Feleica Christian 

The Black Student 

Caucus, an on-campus organi- 
zation that supports and pro- 
motes the unity and awareness 
of blacks, is back and better 
than ever as the new officers 
officially take on the duties set 
forth for them in the 
organization's Constitutioa 

President Stephanie 
Carouthers, Vice-President 
Demetria Coleman, Secretary 
Feleica Christian, Publicity 
Chairperson Shonda Hunter, 
Treasurer Kelli Solomon, and 
Historian Marquis Glenn were 
voted into office at the close of 
the 1994 Spring semester and 
will officially take over their 
duties at the beginning of the 
1994 Fall semester. 

"We are generating a lot 
of new ideas for the Caucus," 
said Carouthers. 

One of the ideas took the 
form of a birthday party. On 


By Jenni Schillinger 

September 3, the new officers 
ofBSC hosted a birthday party 
in honor of the members who 
celebrated a birthday over the 
summer or during the month 
of August or September. The 
guests of honor were presented 
with a birthday cake that rea4 
FROM THE BSC." Members 
who attended the party seemed 
to have enjoyed themselves 
and many were anxious to see 
what other surprises BSC of- 
ficers have in store for them. 
The officers agree that 
they will keep their members 
well informed this semester 
with insightful meetings, fiin- 
filled activities, thought-pro- 
voking speakers, and social 

For more information 
about the Black Student Cau- 
cus, contact Stephanie 
Carouthers at 663 or Demetria 
Coleman at 666, Everyone is 
encouraged to join the BSC 

Alpha Phi Omega, our 

national co-ed service Frater- 
nity, began its rush on Mon- 
day, September 19th. Rush 
will conclude with 
Pieferentials on Saturday, Sep- 
tenjiber 24th and induction will 
be Monday, September 26th. 
Come to informationals and 
fmd out more about APO. For 
more inforination or if you 

have any questions, contact 
Jenni Schillinger at 365-5801. 
Our remaining rush schedule 
is as follows: 

Thursday - Scavenger Hunt! 
Meet in TV lounge at 8:00. 
Friday- pool Volleyball at Post 
Brookhaven apartments. Meet 
in TV lounge at 6:00. 
Saturday- Preferentials at 
Woodhill apartments. Meet in 
TV lounge at 7:00. 
All are welcome! 

September 23, 1994 

Page 13 



By Jason Reese 
Chi Phi 

The dust has flnally 

settled, and Fraternity Rush 
has come to a much welcome 
close at this wonderful and 
wacky place called 
Oglethorpe. Unfortunately the 
deadline for this issue was four 
days before bids were given 
out, so I am unable to tell you 
about the new members of the 
Chi Phi Fraternity. The best I 
can do is to try and give a brief 
synopsis of what's been going 
on lately in our strange little 

First, I'm going to go out 
on a limb and assume that our 
Rib dinner on September 12 
went so well that no one was 
forced to seek emergency 
medical attention because they 
choked on a big ol' bone. Next, 
I think I'll take a wild guess 
and say that on September 1 6, 
Bid Day, there was some phe- 
nomenal partying going on at 

all of the Greek houses. 

Besides that, the only 
other interesting thing happen- 
ing recently was when a few 
of us got caught up, and 
knocked around, in the mosh 
pit at a concert at the Masquer- 
ade. There's nothin' like that 
sharp jab in the ribs from 
someone's elbow or that boot 
in the head to make you feel 
warm and fuzzy all over. 
Luckily, we all survived with 
little or no cuts and bruises to 
our bodies and had a swell 
time listening to a swell band 
that played music your mom 
warned you about. 

To end this whole thing 
up I'd like to add that your 
friendly neighborhood Chi 
Phis will be selling ice cold 
beverages at the Atlanta Arts 
Festival from September 17- 
24. So drop by, say "Hi," get 
yourself some refreshments, 
and leave us a big fat tip 
('cause we're all broke). 
That's it for now. . .G'bye. 


By John Knight 
Kappa Alpha 

Kappa Alpha, Ogle- 
thorpe's resident "Old South" 
fraternity, closed out Bid Day 
'94 by dominating the trenches 
and bringing in twelve new 
pledges. The victory was cel- 
ebrated with a huge bash that 
lasted Friday afternoon well 
iirto Saturday morning. The 
party left many brothers and 
pledges somewhat speechless 
as can be seen in this quote 
from KA brother Jeremy 
Beaird, better known as 
House, "It was cool." One 
unknown pledge was heard to 

exclaim, "I can't even walk in 
here. It's all jammed up in 
here!" At this moment, the 
science oriented brothers are 
researching the possible exist- 
ence of a new species of ani- 
mal, the Duck Billed 

Induction night, which 
was held on Tuesday the 22nd, 
was a special time for pledges, 
as they were formally recog- 

The KA pledge retreat 
will be held the weekend of the 
25th in a remote South-Geor- 
gia location reputed be popu- 
lated by alligators. 

Rock on. 

Attention all Greeks: 

In order for the Greek Page 
of The Stormy Fetrel to continue 
eveiy fraternity and sorority must 
submit articles for publication. 
Please call Cole Maddox, Greek 
Editor, at 364-8425 for deadline 
information- Thank you. 


By Jason Thomas 
Delta Sigma Phi 

Welcome back to the 

wonderfiil, enlightening, and 
educational world of 
Oglethorpe University. The 
summer was eventfiji, yet un- 
eventfiil. Dog is fmally gone, 
yes, sad, but true. Thanks to 
Becky for that one. Now out 
to Zack Butler, our esteemed 
president and spiritual leader, 
we can say a warm thank you 
for half of our downstairs ceil- 
ing being painted green.. .only 
half. To all of those who wan- 
dered into the house last year, 
you might be astonished to 
find that the house was actu- 
ally professionally cleaned and 
still looks somewhat good. 

On the more social side, 
not a whole k)t went on There 
were the good times. There 
were the bad times. There 
were interesting times.. .but I 
really can't expand on those. 
We had a few small gatherings 
at our house. Some went to 
Indiana to witness one of 
brothers actually getting mar- 
ried. Some stayed in the house 
and did nothing. Some just 
partied and drank the summer 
away. We even had surprise 
visits from Micah and Pops. 

That's our summer. 
Most of us our glad to be back 
and now we are just preparing 
for rush. We have parties 
planned, but nobody knows 
when, so feel free to just come 
on over and visit. Until next 


By Darryl Brooks 
Sigma Alpha Epsilon 

The brothers of Sigma 

Alpha Epsilon are looking for- 
ward to another fiin filled and 
exciting semester. Our social 
calender is fil led with many ac- 
tion packed events, such as our 
annual Boxer Rebellion and 
an out of town formal. Keep 
an eye out for your invitation 
to our next bash. 

We would like to con- 
gratulate all other fraternities 
and sororities on their new 
pledges or new members. 
Congratulations also to all 
those who made the great de- 
cision in going Greek. 

Finally, we would like to 
thank all the ladies who helped 
during Rush. We greatly ap- 
preciate all the signs, food, and 
most importantly, your pres- 


By Stephanie Mannis 
Chi Omega 

Greetings from Clii 

Omega! We've had lots of 
exciting changes over the sum- 
mer and the past few weeks, 
and there is alot more fim to 
come. First of all, w;e would 
like to congratulate all of our 
fellow Greeks on a fantastic 
first rush in our new houses! 
Thanks to all our wise guys for 
their help in preparing for rush. 
Chi-O is excited about our 
wonderftjl new pledge class. 
They will be the fu^ to par- 
ticipate in our new pledge pro- 
gram that Chanda, Ingrid, and 
Mel brought back from Con- 
vention this summer, along 
with some great new programs 

for our centennial celebration 
this year. 

Delta Theta would also 
like to thank all of our advi- 
sors, alumnae, and sisters who 
put in so much time and effort 
on our house and yard. If you 
haven't seen the beautiful new 
decorating and landscaping, 
drop by for a visit! Now that 
all the work is out of the way, 
we're ready to party! Orange 
Crush is coming up soon, so 
guys — check your mailboxes. 
We're also looking forward to 
our fall mixers and date par- 

Last but not least, con- 
gratulations to Renee, Emily, 
and Kimberly on their initia- 
tion, w4iich was September 3"*. 
We're so proud of you! 


Greek Editor 

We did K! We aU sur- 
vived another season of Rusli! 
Well, some survived hettet 
thanotfaers. It was a very long 
and often boring summer, so 
it is nice to have everyone 
back. Oglethorpe is not that 
exciting of a place during the 
school year, so you can imag- 
ine how boring i was on the 
row with most of the Greeks 
having gme home for the sum- 

Iwould like to congratu- 
late those people \^io decided 
to pledge a sorority or frater- 
nity. May your next four years 
at Oglethorpe, if you stay here 
that long, be enjoyable. 

Now, on to bigger and 
betto-things. What is up with 
maintence? I kiMW that they 
are still trying to fix the Greek 
Houses, but why is it that they 
just walk in without knocking 
whenever they want to come 
in. I can understand why the 
cleaning people come in all the 
time, and I would like to thank 
them for the excellent job they 
have been doing. But what 
about the regular maintence 
people. Every bouse has some 
items they don^ wish to be 
viewed by the public, and 
maintence has probably seen 
everything. There are also 
some houses whidi, over the 
years, have collected memora- 
bilia front Oglethorpe, and 
threats have been made by 
members of maintence to raid 
the Greek Houses. Give us a 
break and leave ut alone. 

Well, enough bitching. I 
am sure we are al Hooking for- 
ward to the parties to be hel4 
and the hang-overs to be had 
Just remember, when intoxi- 
cated, doat tear the no park- 
ing signs out of the ground, 
and although the SA£ looks 
very inviting, dont paint it 
However, if you do, at least 
make it colorfijl. 

Page 14 

September 23, 1994 


By Heather Carlen 
Entertainment Editor 

In these days of fast- 
paced, jarring music, it is sim- 
ply amazing to come across a 
mellow album from someone 
who has always been well- 
known for fast-paced music: 
Eric Clapton. Clapton's new- 
est album. From the Cradle, 
is the sort of music you would 
e)q)ect to find played live in a 
darkly lit bar: good, solid 

Froni the opening song, 
"Blues Before Sunday," 
Clapton sings and plays tradi- 
tional blues with traditional 
blues lyrics, lamenting every- 
thing fiom the loss of a woman 
to beg^g another to change 
her mind. Song titles range 
from "Reconsider Baby" to 
"Standin' Round Crying." 
His distinctive voice and peer- 
less guitar talent dominate the 
album, but be shares center 
stage with two saxophones and 
a trumpet, which add depth 
and authenticity to the songs 
included in this collection. 

For those who are famil- 
iar with Clapton's Unplugged 
effort, or for those familiar 
with the way Clapton began 
his love affair with music, this 
CO is a natural progression 
fcom those. Clapton's idols, 
the people who inspired him to 
begin experimenting with mu- 
sic, played the blues, and while 
the majority of his career 
shows that influence, this al- 
bum is a tribute to that love. 
Unplugged, by definition, was 
an acoustic album, sikI had a 
bluesy feel throughout. From 
the Cradle takes that feeling 
one step fiirther. 

The liner notes indicate 
that the entire album was re- 
corded live, with no editing, 
except for two overdubs. This 
accounts for the live "feel" of 
the music; this is the sort of 
music to listentoon a bai^ool, 
swaying gently back and forth 
to the beat 

From the Cradle is cur- 
rently available at Atlanta 

Angels: the millenium approaches 

By Kimberly Wilkes 
Organizations Editor 

Take all of the themes 

you can think of for today's 
world and put them together 
into one monster of a play and 
what do you have? You have 
Tony Kushner's four-time 
Tony Award-winning epic 
work. Angels in America. It's 
topics range fi-om heaven to 
hell, focuses on politics, AIDS, 
sex, and religion, takes us to 
Washington D.C., the Bronx, 
Salt Lake City and Antarctica. 
It deals with all types of 
people: Jews, Mormons, 
WASPs, Blacks, Gays, Trans- 
vestites, and Psychotics. 

The first half of ^nge/i 
in America, entitled Millen- 
nium Approaches is three and 
a half hours long and is play- 
ing at the Alliance Theater 
through October 2. The story 
line is nonlinear, as it follows 
the shifting and interlocking 
relationships among the char- 
adeis. It involves two couples. 
The first is a homosexual 
couple. Prior Walter (T. Scott 
Cunningham) who comes 
from a long line of Prior 
Walters, and his partner Louis 
Ironson (Andrew Polk). The 
second couple, Joe Pitt (Hank 

Stratton) and his wife Harper 
(Rhoda Griffis) are Mormons 
wifli a very rodcy relationship. 
Afler Prior contracts AIDS, 
Louis tries to stay with him. 

but cant after Prior gets very 
ill. Harper, who started gulp- 
ing Valiums after losing her 
child, is scared of everything 
and has hallucinations to try to 

Playwright, Tony Kushner. 

Photo courtsey of Woodruff Art Center 

escape her fears. Joe, an up 
and coming lawyer, finally 
gives in to his homosexuality, 
leaves his wife and goes to 
Louis. Meanwhile, a variety 
of other comical characters 
float in and out of the play, in- 
cluding the only real charac- 
ter, Roy Cohn (Terry Beaver). 
Roy, the McCarthyite lawyer, 
is a homophobic closet gay 
who contracts AIDS. 

Coming from a very 
shehered home, I was a bit ner- 
vous about going to see this 
one, not sure if I was going to 
feel comfortable with the sub- 
ject. Once the show began, my 
fears were set at ease. Theplay 
is presented expertly, although 
viewers should be warned that 
it is suggested for audiences 1 8 
and over due to adult lan- 
guage, nudity and graphic 
scenes. One downside to me 
is that this is only the first half 
There is still another three and 
a halfhours left and I feel a bit 
like I was left hanging on to 
the edge of my seat with no 
hope of knowing "the rest of 
the story" imtil next year at 

Tickets for Angels in 
America are $ 1 S - $34.75 and 
may be purchased at the Woo- 
druff Arts Center Box Office 
or by calling 733-5000. The 
show runs until October 2. 

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra 1994 

By Kristiane Pedersen 

An Opening beyond 

Expectations. Symphony 
might not be your main inter- 
est, but when the Atlanta Sym- 
phony Orchestra opening 
merges with a world premiere 
it definitely deserves some at- 

On Thursday, Septem- 
ber 8, at 8 p.m., the Atlanta 
Symphony Orchestra, ASO, 
began a new season simulta- 
neously celebrating its 50th 
anniversary. And uhat a birth- 
day party. Music made ahnost 
two thousand people in all 
ages keep quiet for hours even 
though their hearts were 
thrilled and their minds were 
taken on a flight to heaven. 

A historical review 
started the show. Music and 
pictures told the story of how 
a high school orchestra turned 
into a world famous sym- 
phony. Mayor Bill Campbell; 
ASO president Allison 
Vulgamore; and outgoing 
board chairman Michael 
Trapp all spoke. All in all an 
unforgettable birthday present 
not only to the ASO, but also 
to its audience. 

A world premiere, "Jav- 
elin," by Michael Torke, gave 
the show an explosive begin- 
ning. For nine minutes 
Tofke's tones danced as if they 
were champagne bubbles - 
teasingly and seductively. 

"Javelin" left the audi- 
ence in a high mood, ready for 
Mozart Yoel Levi, the con- 

ductor, didn't disappoint them. 
With ease he made the music 
express joyful happiness and 
dark melancholy. 

Levi deserves the honor 
of ASO's recent success. In 
1 988, he became the ASO mu- 
sic director and made the ASO 
reach world class level. He has 
an amazing ear for music. 
This ability, in combination 
with a high musical demands, 
have made the musicians quit 
their part-time jobs, devoting 
all their time to the ASO. 

At the coffee and cake 
reception following the con- 
cert Levi agreed with a smile 
that the concert was a success.' 
A happy Torke, who has also 
worked together with the New 
York City Ballet, plans go 
west this fall, where the San 

Francisco Ballet will perform 
to another piece of his music. 
However, anyone interested 
might have to go there, sirKe 
Torke wasn't sure whether 
they'll tour Atlanta. 

At the reception, a 
thrilled audience, dressed up in 
tuxedos or suits, colorful 
dresses or classic black, 
mingled with a satisfied or- 
chestra. "Meeting the audi- 
ence afterwards gives an extra 
dimension," said Stotwall. 
Like everybody else she was 
looking onward to a promis- 
ing season. 

For tickets, call the Woo- 
dniff Arts Center at 892-24 1 4. 
The ASO offers fantastic stu- 
dert discounts, and last minute 
tickets cost $13, regardless of 

September 23, 1994 

Page 15 


STP live disappoints, opening acts surprise 

By Jeremy Jefira 

With the release of 

their new album. Purple, blaz- 
ing up the diaits to muhi-ptati- 
num status. Stone Temple Pi- 
lots have never been more re- 
nowned. With their very 
trendy alternative style, highly 
resembling the mega-popular 
Pearl Jam, the Pilots have 
identified with a large follow- 
ing. The huge, restless crowd 
at the Lakewood Amphithe- 
ater was a clear determiner of 
their new-found success. Their 
actual performance, though, 
lacked the excitement usually 
apparent in young, accom- 
plished bands. In fact, one of 
their opening acts. The Meat 
Puppets (Jawbox being the 
other) was far more enjoyable. 
With this in mind though, they 
were clearly entertaining and 
their fans left with satisfaction. 
After the bustle of the 
concert-goers spreading blan- 
kets and lighting their bongs, 
Jawbox began their unimpres- 
sive set. Noisy, incoherent, 
and much too long, the band 
screamed and screeched 
through their staple songs, all 
uneventful with the exception 
of a spirited version of "Sa- 
vory," from their For Your 
Own Special Sweetbear With 
their last song completed and 
as they cleared the stage, some 

of the crowd began to wake up 
in anticipation for the second 

The Meat Puppets have 
been receiving a lot of atten- 
tion recently as a result of the 
ever-increasing sales of their 
Too High to Die album, 
pushed by the radio-friendly 
tune, "Backwater." Though 
their portfolio of songs tend to 
all be rather similar and mo- 
notonous, the Puppets added 
some spice and their technical 
brilliance made up for any lack 
of creativity they may possess. 
"Never to be Found," "Flam- 
ing Heart," and "Station," all 
from their current LP, were 
presented in top form, and 
there was even some applause 
from the impatient mob on the 
lawn. Unfortunately, the night 
belonged to STP, so the Meat 
Puppets did not receive the 
positive attention they right- 
fully deserved. 

With their set over, 
though, a slow rumbling en- 
sued over the expanse of the 
theater, with excited STP fans 
rising to their feet and begin- 
ning to chant hero worship to 
their metal gods. And when 
they fmally came on stage, it 
was a spectacular visual. Two 
huge lava lamps graced the 
stage as smoke floated around 
the multi-colored twirl lights 
and spotters. What was less 
impressive was the opening 

song, "Vaseline." It was not 
necessarily the quality but the 
impact they lacked. Live, the 
music was less potent and im- 
inspired. Weiland's voice, for 
example, was submissive 
where it should have been ag- 
gressive. Maybe it had some- 
thing to do with all the smoke 
in the air, and we are not talk- 
ing tobacco cigarettes. Re- 
gardless, the fans were pleas- 
antly chuffed at their presence 
and STP kept on playing 
through their catalog. 

The rest of the perfor- 
mance seemed to follow the 
mood of "Vaseline." Terrific 
to look at, mediocre techni- 
cally, and a fairly nonchalant 
attitude, STP labored through 
a series of their greatest hits off 
their 1992 debut. Core, and 
their current release. Their 
slower version of "Wicked 
Garden" was forgettable (as is 
the song itself) and their at- 

tempt at "Interstate Love 
Song" was abominable. For- 
tunately, though, "Plush," 
their signature song, and 
"Creep," were satisfactory. 

The key moments of the 
night were towards the end. 
After a wonderfully somber 
"The Big Empty," STP per- 
formed an outstanding cover 
of the classic Simon & 
Garfunkel ditty, "Scarborough 
Fair," and played it as if all the 
enetgy they had been suppress- 
ing was to be released for that 
song. Complete with a festive 
prop stage and Weiland rant- 
ing around as if possessed by 
a whirling dervish, the perfor- 
mance won frenzied applause 
to the point that even the 
clueless moshers in the center 
of the theater stopped to watch 
and listen. After 

"Scarborough" was finished, 
though, the conceit resumed to 

its fast-tempo limbo only to be 
interrupted by the finale, a 
gritty and very catchy "Sex 
Type Thing," the best song off 
the Core LP 

The concert was not 
memorable, but it was not for- 
gettable, either. STP had the 
chance to really capture the 
audience and make die-hard 
fans of the plethora of teeny- 
boppers that flooded the 
grounds. They did not succeed 
in that venture, but they were 
worthy of the admission ticket 
Besides, they had their key 
moments, especially with the 
Simon & Garfunkel cover. I 
just hope that after opening for 
STP, the Meat Puppets will 
receive more attention in the 
future. For ff it was not for 
their very gratifying perfor- 
mance, that night spent at 
Lakewood would have only 
been mediocre. 

Another nail in the coffin 

By Jason Reese 

On July 30 and 31, a 

group of towering speakers 
released a morose union of 
keyboards and percussion as 
the crowd gathered into 
Atlanta's Fox Theatre. The 
castle-like interior of the the- 
atre, with it's simulated night / 


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sky hanging overhead, added 
to the somewhat haunting 
mood that was projected by the 
evening's main attraction: 
Nine Inch Nails. 

As the lights dimmed, 
everyone's attention became 
focused on a post-apocalyptic 
stage setting that one could 
easily mistake for a sceiK from 
the fibn Mad Max: Beyond 
Thunderdome. An intricate 
backdrop of leather mesh gave 
way to a vast array of lighting 
effects that relentlessly ex- 
ploded as the band hit the fvst 
note of the song "Terrible Lie." 

From that point on, NIN 
continued an assault on the 
senses with a fierce ninety- 
minute set that included songs 
from their 1989 debut Pretty 
Hate Machine, the 1992 fol- 
low-up Srotten, and their most 
recent album The Downward 
Spiral. Trent Reznor's trade- 
mark angst-ridden vocals 
complemented the pounding 
rhythms and the piercingly dis- 
torted guitars on the songs 
"Wish" and "Head Like A 

Pausing only once be- 
tween songs, the band stayed 

on it's maniacal rampage of 
sound with "March Of The 
Pigs" before breaking into the 
more highly-synthesized songs 
that characterize Pretty Hate. 
Reznor 's voice echoed back to 
him in a bitter confession from 
the crowd with the words "I 
just want something I can 
never have." The intensity of 
the song was lost, however, as 
the band went straight into 
their biggest hit to date, 
"Closer," with hordes of high 
school girls chanting the bla- 
tantly sexual chorus through- 
out the performance. 

When NIN finished their 
last song and all of the light 
and distortion died out, I felt 
like I had just witnessed an 
exhausting therapeutic ses- 
sion. Every emotion I could 
think of was brought out in at 
least one of the songs that the 
band played Anger, hate, sor- 
row, passion, and, in a seem- 
ingly odd way, love (or k>ss of) 
was expressed in the concert 
NIN proved their power, mu- 
sically and theatrically, as per- 
formers. Reznor showed his 
talent as a painfiilly honest 

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September 23, 1994 


Moneta Sleet breathes life into photography 

By Christie Willard 

They cut deep into the 
silence of the room: wonder- 
ing searching for a lost child- 
hood, a forgotten heritage. 
Defined through shades of 
black and white, hers is a smile 
betrayed by questioning eyes. 
So easy is it to forget that she 
is an image, captured for a 
world that will not remember 
her tomorrow. Wrapped in a 
blanket of glass, she speaks 
without words. Her story is 
known through her picture. 
"A Young Nigerian at Inde- 
pendence Celebration, Lages, 
Nigeria 1961." 

She is my introduction 
into the captivating and dra- 
matic world of photographer 
Moneta Sleet. More than a 
participant, he sees himself as 
a part of the people whose 
lives, for him, become a jour- 
nal. He captures the way 
people feel without using 
words; their expressions are 
his poems. From the Civil 
Rights Movement to the death 
of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, 
Moneta Sleet's photographs 
grasp the heart of the past and 
connect emotions with events 
that many have only heard 
about. Sleet does not see him- 
self as an objective photogra- 

pher, but instead, hopes that his 
pictures create an awareness of 
what life is really about and 
what it should stand for. He 
emphasizes the importance of 
communication in his work: 
"You can teach a six-year-old 
the technical aspects of pho- 
tography. You have to under- 
stand people; where they're 
coming from, what makes 
them tick. A liberal education 
is important; it gives you that 
foundation for understanding 

Moneta Sleet woriced his 
way through Kentucky State 
College as the campus photog- 
rapher. From this he learned 
the basic skills he needed to 
approach and photograph 
people. It was not until later, 
when working as a staff pho- 
tographer for Ebony and Jet 
magazines, that he developed 
the style that he is known for 
today. He often was assigned 
to capture important figures 
and celebrities who defined the 
African American culture of 
their time. Sleet's photographs 
were direct, honest, and un- 
compromising. "I enjoy work- 
ing with people on a one to one 
basis. I tend to think that is 
what I do best." 

Moneta Sleet's career 
encompassed African indepen- 
dence in the 1950's when na- 

Corrina, Corrina 

By Erum K. Sattar 

Corrina, Corrina is set 
in the 1 9S0s wrhen the mother 
of a young giri, Molly (Tina 
MajorinoX dies, and the father, 
Manny (Ray Liotta), tries to 
fmd a ttanny to take care of 
himself; Molly, and the house. 
He ends up with Corrina 
(Whoopi Goldberg), a college 
graduate who can't get a job 
because of her skin color and 
has to clean houses to eat. 

Molly is traumatized by 
her mother's death; she 
doesn't want to talk, go to 
school, or make friends. The 
first person she speaks to is 
Corrina, whom she eventually 
wants Manny to marry. From 

there on, this movie isfitn. 

The making of a movie 
in the nineties about iiterracial 
love in the fifties is, in itself^ a 
difficult task, complicated by 
the fact that Don Ameche, who 
plays Manny's father, died on 
the final day of filming. 
Corrina, Corrina handles the 
racial issue with sensitivity 
and understanding. Manny 
and Corrina play the piano to- 
gether in a poignant scene 
which reminded me ofthe song 
"Ebony and Ivory." Most of 
all, though, it is a story about 
feelings, regardless of preju- 

If you are in a ponder- 
ous mood one day with indefi- 
nite feelings, this is the movie 
to go see. 

tions were emerging from co- 
lonial rule. His fu^ experi- 
ence in photo journalism 
abroad came with vice-presi- 
dent Nixon's tour of Africa, 
where Sleet photographed 
Kwame Nkrumah at the 
movement of Ghana's inde- 
pendence. The trip earned him 
an Overseas Press Club of 
American Citation of Excel- 
lence in 1957. Since then he 
has been to Africa more than 
twenty-five times, recently to 
photograph the inauguration 
of Nelson Mandella. "It was 
like going home for me for the 
fust time. I went to a country 
that was controlled by people 
who look like me." 

The Civil Rights Move- 
ment produced some of Sleet's 
most powerful photographs. 
They reflect a period of Ameri- 
can history that many people 
would like to forget about, but 
cannot Words do injustice to 
the suffering, the challenges, 
and the determination that 
these photos display. "My ba- 
sic feeling about the movement 
was that I was observing and 
trying to record, I was also a 
part of it because I'm black. 
It was the one way I could pay 
my dues." He was the fu'st 
photographer to introduce Dr. 
Martin Luther King, Jr to 
America, and he was the only 
one to completely grasp the 
shock of a nation at King's 

Moneta Sleet covered 
the entire fifty-four march 
from Selma to Montgomery, 
Alabama on March 21, 196S. 
It was a ptx>test that brought 
world-wide attention to the 
denial of voting rights to 
Southern blacks and the in- 
equality of Jim Crow laws. 
There were 50,000 marchers 
who sought equal housing, 
work, and educational prac- 
tices. "Rain Soaked Woman 
Singing during the Selma 
March 1965," is an inspira- 
tional photo that draws atten- 
tion to the spirit and courage 
of the marchers. With mud to 
her knees and a long strip of 
clear plastic to keep her dry, a 
black woman is seen standing 
in the pouring rain, singing. 

Her face is old and her body 
seems ready to bend at any 
moment, but she will not give 
up. This is one of Sleet's fa- 
vorite pieces. 'To me she sym- 
bolizes what the march is all 
about Someone who is out 
there marching, expressing her 
feelings. She was a soldier in 
the trenches." 

Moneta Sleet's photo- 
graphs are on exhibit at the 
High Museum of Art's folk art 
and photography galleries. 
The exhibit will nm through 
the last week in September. 
Admission is free, and the gal- 
leries are open weekdays from 
10:00 2.01. • S:00 p-m. 

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September 23, 1994 

Page 17 


Adam & Anthony's CD Courtroom 

By Adam Corder and 
Anthony Wilson 

AC: Greetings fellow 

Oglethorpe students. This is 
the dawn of a new journalistic 
era. Anthony Wilson and my- 
self, Adam Corder, are poten- 
tially beginning a column here 
aiHtie Petrel... 

AW: The overall idea is to 
provide something of a public 
service to our peers — a fail- 
safe means of evaluating CD's 
before risking your hard- 
earned dollar on a potentially 
disastrous purchase. 
AC: Right you are, Antoine. 
We plan to provide you with 
candid and useful critiques of 
three or four albums each col- 
umn and hopefully arrive at an 
answer to that age old ques- 
tion... "What is music?" 
AW: You mean, like, songs 
and stuff? 

AC: Precisely. Now without 
further ado, let's get to work. 
AW: We begin with the latest 

release by Hootie and the 
Blowfish, Cracked Rear View 
(a title that would prove tell- 
ing, indeed )This band's name 
has rather an interesting ori- 
gin. It seems that when they 
were in high school, the boys 
knew two students who went 
by the nicknames "Hootie" 
and "The Blowfish," in refer- 
ence to their large eyes and big 
cheeks, respectively. At one 
point, these boys entered a 
party together, and some 
cleversoul exclaimed, "Look! 
It 's Hootie and the Blowfish ! " 
AC: That's stupid. 
AW: So it is. 

AC: Well, I knew the single 
"Hold My Hand" and I 
thought the CD might be 
worth a damn. That was my 
first mistake. 

AW: I was really disap- 
pointed by this album. Except 
for the single, there was noth- 
ing on this album that sparked 
any interest whatsoever. It's 
just a very bland collection of 
songs that all end up sound- 

ing pretty much the same. 
AC: Yep. These guys are just 
another set of Black Crow 
imitating, southern rock pos- 
ing losers who will join the 
ranks of the one hit wonder" 
file alongside the likes of 
Kajagoogoo and Men With- 
out Hats. 

AW: The lead singer has a 
single asset in his Eddie 
Vedder-like tenor, but he does 
nothing with it; he just drones 
on monotonously from one 
song to the next until the lis- 
tener is virtually etherized. 
AC: I agree. This was pile. 
Thumbs down all around. 
Moving on to our next selec- 
tion, Mazzy Star's So Tonight 
That I Might See. This was 
an all around nifty little set, 
with the chart topping "Fade 
Into You" and the melodically 
hypnotic "Five String Sere- 
nade" demonstrating this 
group's musical passion and 
AW: This album reminds me 

of The Cowboy Junkies' The 
Trinity Session. It has the same 
intimately enchanting quality 
to it, the same quiet interplay 
of almost whispered vocals 
and understated, tasteful in- 
stnimentatioa The only dis- 
appointments I found were 
"Mary ofSilenoe" and the title 
track, both of which lapse into 
annoyingly tuneless Velvet 
Underground style drones. 
The main problem lies in that 
the Velvet Underground was 
good at this type of song, and 
that Mazzy Star kind of isn't 
AC: I must accuse my cohort 
of being far too critical and 
AW: Shut up. 

AC: OK. Mazzy Star had an 
individual style that I found to 
be both soothing and refresh- 
ing. Thumbs up here. 
AW: I agree. Good stuff. Buy 

AC: Finally this issue we re- 
view Tori Amos' Under The 
Pink. This was the true shin- 

ing star of our picks. I re- 
ally can't say enough great 
things about this effort by 
Miss Amos. It is highly pas- 
sionate, with superb vocals 
and virtuoso-level piano 
performances throughout 
AW: This was one of the 
more emotionally engaging 
albums I've heard in a long 
time. Each song is a cathar- 
sis both for the listener and, 
I think, for the artist. Listen- 
ing to this album after 
Hootie and the Blowfish 's 
Cracked Rear Hew restores 
my faith in music in general. 
AC: The tracks "God", 
"The Waitress", and 
"Cornflake Girl" rise to the 
top of this outstanding col- 
lection. Two enthusiastic 
thumbs up for this one. 
And so, we leave you for this 
day. Look for our column 
next issue, and until next 
time . 

We are outta here like 
Everclear (tm). 

Entertainment Grapevine. 

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The Atlanta Symp- 
hony Orchestra announces a 
50% discount to college stu- 
dents on the Student Subscrip- 
tion Series for 1994-95. 
Please note that the deadline 
for this special subscription 
offer is October 1 4.Come help 
celebrate their 50th Anniver- 
sary season. Call the Atlanta 
Symphony Orchestra Box Of- 
fice at 733-4800 for tickets or 
more information. 

Traditions and Vi- 
sions, an exhibition highlight- 
ing the arts and culture of Na- 
tive Americans, will be held 
September 1 through October 
15 at the Spniill Center Gal- 
lery on Ashford Dunwoody 
Road. Organized by the 
Spniill Center, the exhibition 
features work from public and 
private collections. During the 
exliibit, the Spruill Oalleiy gift 

shop will be filled with a vari- 
ety of masks, shields, flutes, 
dream catchers, and other ex- 
hibit related items. Gallery 
hours are Wednesday through 
Saturday, 11 a.m. through 5 
p.m. For additional informa- 
tion, call Sandy Marting at 

The High Museum of 

Art celebrates the 90th birth- 
day of Willem de Kooning 
with a major exhibition, talks, 
a musical performance, and a 
film that focus on his life and 
work. "Willem de Kooning 
from the Hirslihom Museum 
Collection," on view at the 
High until November 27, fea- 
tures 50 paintings, drawings, 
and sculpture revealing the full 
range of the artist's production 
between 1939 and 1985. The 
High Museum of Art is located 
at Peachtree and 16th Streets 

at the Robert W. Woodruff 
Arts Center. The MARTA 
Arts Center is directly adjacent 
to the Museum. Admission is 
$6 for adults, $4 for students 
and senior citizens, and $2 for 
children. For further informa- 
tion on any of the Museum's 
programs, please call 733- 

Dave & Buster's, in 

conjunction with Virtual 
World Entertainment, are 
proud to introduce Atlanta's 
first digital theme park. Virtual 
World Outpost at Dave & 
Buster's, a high-tech approach 
to old-fashioned storytelling, 
now open to the public. Vir- 
tual World Outpost at Dave & 
Buster's fully immerses guests 
in the fictional world of The 
Virtual Geographic League 
(tm), a formerly secret society 
dedicated to the discovery and 

exploration of other dimen- 
sions. Since all interaction is 
between people, not comput- 
ers, every adventure is unique 
ontoitseff. For more informa- 
tion, contact Mike Jones of 
Michael Parver Associates at 

Several Dancen 

Core, in conjunction with The 
Field Forward Project, will 
offer a 10-week FIELD- 
WORK session for interested 
artists from multiple disci- 
plines, including choreogra- 
phers, dancers, performance 
artists, composers, and writers. 
The program will begin Sep- 
tember 28 and run on consecu- 
tive Wednesdays from 7 to 9 
p.m. The full session will cul- 
minate in a showcase at Seven 
Stages on December 7. The 
cost for the full session is $35. 

Enrollment is limited. Please 
call 373-4154 for more infor- 

The Callanwolde Con- 
cert Band announces contin- 
ued recruitment for musicians 
who play wind instruments. 
The band is performing litera- 
ture requiring larger sections 
and will continue auditions 
through October. The 
Callanwolde band provides a 
performance outlet for the ad- 
vanced avocational musician 
and in open to adults over age 
18. The band is seeking trum- 
pets, clarinets, saxophones, 
flutes, french horns and per- 
cussion in various numbers. 
Musicians with jazz band ex- 
perience are encouraged to 
call. For additional iifforma- 
tion call the Callanwolde Fine 
Arts Center 872-5338 or 279- 
2263 evenings. 

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Page 21 


Lady Petrels off to even start, high hopes 

By Dunn Neugubauer 
Special to The Stormy Petrel 

After compiling their 

first ever .500 season in '93, 
Coach Todd Yelton's Stomiy 

Tara Winthrope and Senior 
forward Kirsten Hanzsek have 
shouldered most of the scoring 
thus far with Hanzsek tallying 
six goals and five assists and 
Winthrope adding seven goals 

strong supporting cast with 
Dawn Bristol scoring two 
goals against Hamline as well 
as contributing two goals and 
two assist in the LaGrange 

Lady Petrels stop yet another goal. 

Petrel women's soccer squad 
is off to a 3-3 start this year. 
Yelton's squad opened with 
wins over Hamline University 
(7-0) and Agnes Scott (2-0), 
before running into trouble. 
The ladies lost three straight — 
3-2 to Brenton-Parker, 7-0 to 
Emory, and 2-1 to Maryville 
in OT. The Petrels then 
bounded back for a convinc- 
ing 8-0 win over La Grange 
last Monday. 

Sophomore forward 

and 2 assists. 

Winthrope, who played 
as a defender for much of the 
'93 campaign, made Yelton 
Look like a genius in the open- 
ing two matches, scoring four 
against Hamline, and both 
goals in the Agnes Scott wia 
Not to be out done, Hanzek 
broke an OU record against 
LaGrange by scoring five 
times in the shutout of 

Both strikers have had a 

Photo by Pat Mult)eam 

The Petrels have also 
been getting it done on the de- 
fensive end, as senior Shelly 
Robinson and sophomore 
Tinnie Waterston have again 
made a strong impact. First 
year goalkeeper Elennor 
Fulton already has three shut- 
outs to her credit and Senior 
Gina Corellas and Sophomore 
Kirsten Herbut have also been 
a big factor. 

Some newcomers have 
stepped in and helped right off 

OU Cross country team 
off to a running start 

By Stephanie L. Hunter 

Six flfteen on a Friday 

morning long before most of 
us even begin to think of open- 
ing our eyes, this group of 
Oglethorpe students not only 
Jumped out of bed, but filed on 
a van for a thirteen hour ride 
up to Lebanon Valley, Pennsyl- 
vania. The cross-country team 
went on to have the "honor" 
of running SK for women and 

Coach Bob Unger 
stresses the goals of personal 
improvement and having a 

good time. Many of the run- 
ners also admit it is a good way 
to keep in shape for the spring 
track season. It is obvious, 
though, that no matter what 
their motives, this team just 
loves to run. Senior Linda 
Davis says she enjoys cross- 
country more than track be- 
cause it does not have such a 
competitive atmosphere and 
the race is (hopefully) finished 
in under thirty minutes. 

The year Beau Lyons is 
the captain of the men's team 
composed of Doug Pack, Jeff ' 
Thomas, and Jason Arnold. 

Stephanie Chaby captains the 
women's team consisting of 
Kristine Lawrie, Christina 
Bumham, Linda Davis, and 
Jennifer Stelson. They will be 
running here on Oglethorpe's 
campus Friday, September 23; 
women at 3:30 and men at 
4:10. Another meet is sched- 
uled for Saturday, October 1 S; 
women at 4:00 and men at 
5:00. The best way to cheer 
them on is to go to the area 
between Heaist and Lupton for 
the start and finish or to be in 
the Upper Quad for that long 
middle stretch. 

the bat, including sophomore 
transfer Carmen Penttila and 
freshman Shannon 

Hutchinson and Kristen Bouy 
at mid-field. Penttila scored 
the lone goal in the Maryville 
loss, Bouy scored against 
Hamline, and Hutchinson 
handed out two assist in the 
LaGrange game. Robinson 

also got in on the scoring act 
with a penalty kick vs. 

Off the bench, Yelton 
has gotten good minutes out of 
Patricia Villavincinio, Kim- 
berly Williams, and Fawn An- 
gel, and they hope to get 
Deborah Arrith back fi'om a 
wrist spraia 

Glna Corellas drives past an Emory player. 

Photo by Pat Mulheam 

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September 23, 1994 

Men's soccer suffers in the early season 

By Jason Thomas 
Business Manager 

Coming into the sea- 
son with a pre-season ranking 
of 5th in the SCAC, the 
Oglethorpe University men's 
soccer team has had a rough 
start (2-4) under first year 
Coach Mike Lochstampfor. 
Lochstampfor has a very opti- 
mistic outlook for the rest of 
the season as he sees the fresh- 
man maturing and filling the 
starting positions more influ- 

The Petrels first match 
was against Hampden-Sydney 
in the Sonny Carter Memorial 
Tournament at Emory Univer- 
sity. Lochstampfor described 
the game as "a real eye 
opener" as the men were de- 
feated 6-1. The only goal was 
scored by Bobby "Big Driver" 
Holman on a penalty kick. 
The next day the men played 
North Carolina Weslyan. The 
Pertels were down 0-1 when 
partially into the second half 
senior captain Will Lukow 
took a shot which glanced off 
the back post into the net to tie 
the game at 1-1. With about 
fifteen minutes remaining in 
the half, NC Weslyan found an 

open man at the top of the 
keeper box wlio shot the ball 
past freshman goalkeeper 
Shane Olson. No other goals 
were scored and the Petrels 
dropped to 0-2. 

The next weekend the 
men bounced back and played 
two superb games on the road 
against Emory & Henry Uni- 
versity and Principia Univer- 
sity. On Saturday September 
1 0, the men defeated Emory & 
Henry 4-2. Goals were scored 

by senior John Nunes (3) and 
Lukow. The following day 
Nimes and Lukow had strong 
games once again as Nunes 
scored two more goals and 
Lukow put away one more, 
the Petrels defeated Principia 
3-0, but placed second behind 
Sewanee University, the host 
team, on goal differential. 

This past weekend the 
men began to falter once again. 
On Saturday, September 18, 
the men fell to a talented 

Maryville squad 6-0. 
Lochstampfor said, "There re- 
ally are no excuses for how we 
played Maryville played very 
well and we played, at best, 
mediocre." This game was 
laidened with penalties as a 
total of thirteen yellow cards 
and one red card were handed 
out this game. OU received 
three yellow cards and 
Maryville received eleven 
cards which was highlighted 
by the ejection of one of the 

Men's soccer teams practices for next game. 

Photo by Jason Thomas 


The following day the 
men came back in to wn to play 
at Life College. Unfortu- 
nately, the men dropped an- 
other game, losing 4-2. 
Lukow scored two goals to 
bring his season record to five 
goals, tied with Nunes. 

Lochstampfor stated 
much of the difficulties rigju 
now deals wiith the lack of 
depth on the team. He stated, 
"There just isn't enough depth 
on the bench for the calibre of 
play we need, yet." "Yet" 
would be the key word He 
also mentioned that the fresh- 
man were fmallly beginning to 
mature and play a more defi- 
nite role as threatening play- 
ers on the field He feels the 
team just needs a few more 
games to get in groove and 
work out the problem and they 
will be top contenders. 

This weekend is the 
men's furst conference game 
which is against Sewanee Uni- 
versity, presently ranked first 
in the conference. 
Lochstampfor feels confident 
that the Petrels, if they played 
as they did against Principia, 
can defeat Sewanee and start 
their winning ways again. 

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No time for trying to 
form complete sentences, on 
with the news: 

I. Classic Quotes from the 

Asaleanan: After learn- 
ing that his company was out 
of the product he just sold to 
his customer: 

"When we had it in stock, I 
was practically shoving it 
down the customer's throat. 
Does this mean I'm going to 
have to renege on my 

Sam Hutcheson: While 
laying flat on his back in the 
weight room-'Tve already 
done my 15 situps. Now I'm 
just laying here waiting for my 
stomach to go flat" 

A football and tennis 
coach in the Atlanta area: "As 

far as coaching is concerned 
sometimes knowing when to 
shut up is just as important as 
knowing what to say." 
II. Guidebook to soccer ter- 

Editor's note: I realize that this 
was covered last year, but af- 
ter four years of watching the 
game, it's still tough to figure 
out. Anyway, the following 
answers are from the OU 
Sports/History Dictionary. 
The term bender means: 

a) A three-day drunk 

b) A ride at Six Flags 

c) A soccer shot that starts 
out straight, but ends up 

The term unlucky refers to: 

a) The Bionic Woman, 
when she broke her leg, lost 
her memory, and forgot to 
marry the Six Million Dollar 

b) Those who bought sea- 

son tickets to baseball games. 

c) Trinity fans, players and 
coaches who still can't believe 
Brian Davis hit a 30-footer at 
the buzzer last year. 

d) Soccer players, when 
they do everything ri^t, but 
the Gods were against them. 
Square refers to: 

a) The shape of Jeff Bates' 
head after he got his hair 
chopped off. 

b) Soccer term telling team- 
mate not to look over, but I'm 
right beside you. (If player 
looks over, the term what you 
see is used. Don 'task me what 
it means, I just work here.) 

c) The shape of Tim Evan's 
formerly rectangular couch, 
after he walked straight into a 
tree while moving. 

in. Other Notes Before Sign- 
ing Off 

OU almost beat Emory 
in volleyball with only six 

players. Feel free to congratu- 
late all six of them. Their ini- 
tials are Susan, Noriko, Lori, 
Ann, Wendy and Melissa. 

- The best deal in Buckhead is 
the chicken/cheese sandwich 
at Three Dollar Cafe. It costs 
only $3.59 and it doesn't give 
you a hangover. 

- There are enough good look- 
ing new students here to hang 
around the weight room, even 
if you don't care to workout 

- Elvis is dead 

- If you're from a small town, 
read Boy's Life by Robert 

- There 's nothing better than a 
shy, good looking woman that 
is sure of herself and wears a 
baseball hat 

- At the present pace, Tara 
Winthrope will score 100 
goals this season alone. 

- Any men that don't make the 
varsity tennis team will be 

given a sex change operation 
and will be allowed to try out 
for the women's squad Not 
sure what the NCAA will say 
to this, but I'll check on it 

- The cross country squad is 
going to be hi^y competitive 
once again. -If you're by the 
gym, please welcome Coaches 
Gorsuch and Lochstampfor 
Laura and Gene Asher. 

- Feel free to donate any funii- 
ture, housewaiming gifts, etc. 
to my house on the hill. Ham- 
mock time can be rented out 

- Did John Nunes really score 
five goals in two games? 

- That's not Gina's sister, her 
name is Carmen and she's a 
sophomore from Florida. 

- The fall baseball season 
opens late this month; tennis, 
early in October. 

Until next time, Dont 
wait to start your Christmas 
shopping . . . dunn, James dunn 

September 23, 1994 

Page 23 

Volleyball off to slow start 


By Lu Green 

£ven though it's only 
been three weeks since the 
powerful Petrels on the volley- 
ball court started their season, 
the women have already seen 
a lot of action. Due to circum- 
stances beyond their control, 
the team only has six players. 
However, they have adapted to 
their "six-pack" (plus one ad- 
ditional player) status, and are 
already proving themselves on 
the court. 

Despite their 2-5 record, 
the team has a strong nucleus 
built around the strong play of 
last year's All-Conference 
team members Seniors Lu 
Green, Ann Mason, and 
Noriko Murata. Senior Sue 

Poston and Sophomore Mel- 
issa Drouin have also stepped 
up and added to the team S 
strength. Additionally, trans- 
fer Sophomore Wendy 
Southard has filled the impor- 
tant sixth positioa The team 
has also welcomed back Jun- 
ior Amy Bacigalupi, who af- 
ter a one year absence from the 
team, came in to help out in 
the front row. 

The first night's play 
consisted of matches against 
cross-town rival, Emory, and 
Macon-based Wesleyan. The 
women lost a very hard-fought 
battle with Emory in five 
games and beat Wesleyan in 
only three. Last weekend, they 
headed to Hoosier country (of 
which Lu is a native) to 
Hanover College. "Com is the 

only thing in Indiana." "Can 
you imagine living here?" and 
various com jokes were heard 
in the van, as they traveled 
around the state. Unfortu- 
nately, they "grow 'em big in 
Indiana" and the team did not 
advance in the tournament 

However, with a 15-0, 
15-2, 15-Oblowout of Agnes 
Scott last Tuesday night, the 
team's spirit is rising. The 
team's next home match is not 
imtil October 1 4 and 1 5, when 
Oglethorpe hosts the SCAC's 
cross-divisional tournament 
All eight SCAC volleyball 
teams will be playing that 
weekend. In the meantime, 
they will travel to Sewanee, 
IN, Hilton Head, SC, and play 
in the Emory Invitational on 
October 1 and 2. 

There's no joy in Mudville 

Baseball strike dampens fans' hopes 

By Daryl Brooks 
Sports Editor 

For the past 90 years it has been played. Like a runaway train nothing has l>een able 

to stop it. Not Hitler, not Vietnam, not Communism, not even Mother Nature could stop it It's 
baseballs' fall classic. The annual championship of professional baseball. This contest has been 
held every year since 1 904, however this year there will be no joy in Mudville as this year's World 
Series will not be played. 

This year's World Series will not be played because baseball is now a business and not a 
game. Players who make at the absolute least $ 109,000 a year will not submit to a salary cap that 
will limit players salaries. It's not like their salaries will be limited to minimum wage, just to $40 
million or so per team. This means that 25 men who play a boy's game will only be able to make 
about $1.5 million a year. Not to mention the fact that during a six or seven month season the 
average player will only put in about 5 or 6 hours of actual hard work a day. 

I have played baseball all my life, and it is hard for me to fathom actually getting paid to run 
through the outfield grass or throw, catch and hit a baseball. Much less get paid the millions of 
dollars that major leaguers make. Heck, I'm paying $16,000 (or whatever tuition is) to sit on the 
bench for our baseball team. If I didn't love the game of baseball so much, why would I go to 
practice every day just to sit when it's game time? The absolute love of the game is what is missing 
from baseball now. Players only care about what their bank accounts look like and not what is in 
the best interests of the game itself If given the opportunity I would gladly play the lowest form of 
minor league baseball making nothing just to be around the game. No major leaguer has that Icind 
of love for the game anymore. 

The saddest thing about this whole strike is that baseball seemed to be approaching its Re- 
naissance. The publics interest baseball was as high before the strike as it had been in years. 
Thanks to people like Frank Thomas, Ken Griffey Jr., Matt Williams, and Greg Maddux, baseball 
was exciting again. Who would break Marris's record? Could anyone stop the Big Hurt? These 
questions again got the country interested in baseball. Cities such as Cleveland, Montreal and New 
York were rejuvenated as their teams drove toward playoff spots. Not to mention the upcoming 
Ken Bums documentary on baseball was bound to stir up new interest in the game. But now 
Americans are fed up with whinny ball players who make too much money as is. They don't need 
baseball anymore, football is here. To be honest I'm beginning not to care myself Put players on 
the field who eat sleep and breathe baseball and then I'll care. 

Oh, somewhere children are laughing and somewhere hearts are light But there is no joy in 
Mudville as Major League baseball has struck out 

Behind the Bench 

Yes, it's soccer 
time again 

By Robert A Miller 
Editorial Editor 

I would Vise to begin by welcoming back all the ath- ] 

letes in my extended family here at Oglethorpe. Likewise, I 
wish to extend greetings to our freshman class; may your 
memories be as happy as mine. 

In case you failed to read Behind the Bench last year, 
you are probably wondering who I am and what I'm doing 
taking up space. Let me answer these questions. I'm the man- 
ager and student trainer for Oglethorpe Soccer and Basket- 
ball. My roles range fixmi taking care of equipment, taping 
injuries, giving advice on nutrition, weight training, and even 
counseling athletes on occasion (in another life, I'ma Youth 
Minister). This is my ninth season working behind the bench. 

What should you expect from Be/im<///ieSenc/i? No 
scores, no stats, no mis^lled last names. Behind the Bench 
covers what only the athletes see — the wild and ctszy 
things that surround practices, games, and road trips. I hope 
everyone in the Oglethorpe Athletics family and the 
Oglethorpe Community in general will find the excerpts ea- 

August 23 seems as if it was forever ago. We began 
our pre-season practice schedule by meeting our new head 
sadist . . . coach. I still can neither spell nor pronounce his 
name properly, nor will I make the attempt Let's just say 
that three days later, the team had lost an average of eight 
pounds (1 lost fifteen just watching them). 

Our first pre-season scrimmage was against Piedmont 
College on move-in day. We tied the game, won the fight 
after the game, and stilt were unable to secure respectable 

A week's worth of unevent&l practice led to the Emory 
tournament in wiiich we came, we saw, we went home. What 
happened between "we saw" and "we went home" was about 
as uneventful as practice had beea 

We expected another week of uneventful practice be- 
fore the Sewanee Tournament We were wrong, AH was 
well until ten minutes before I left for the first Stormy Petrel 
staff meeting. Ankle sprain equals quick tape job. 

I prepare to leave again until summoned by Tinnte 
Waierson's call "Gomer trainer!** Crap. I sprint down to the 
other end of the field wondering two things: One, why I do 
this for $4.70 an hour, TVvo, how long it would take me to 
come out of my sprint on this wet grass in shoes with very 
little traction. 

I arrived to find one of our athletes attempting to put 
me into cardiac arrest by putting herself into cardiac arrest 
Too mudi asthma inhalant will do that to you Tbereisano 
more helpless a feeling than sitting next to one of your friends 
and athletes knowing that there is really nothing you can do 
until she either comes out or stops breathing. Being there 
just in case and later keeping an eye on her as she walked it 
off reminded me of wliy I do this for $4.70 an hour, and why 
I would do it if I didn't get paid. Today, two more tape jobs 
and a broken wrist Another day, another disaster. It really is 
nice to be home. 

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Volume 70, Issue 2 Aboy/Q and Beyond Oglethorpe University 

October 13, 1994 


Page 3 


Page 4 

Student Life 

Page 6 

CD Courtroom 


News: 2 

Editorials: 3-5 

Features: 6-7 



Organizations: 10 

Greeks: 11 

Comics: 12-13 

Sports: 14-15 

Security: 2 

ProFile: 8 

"O"pinions: 7 

Screentest: 8 

Soundcheck: 9 

GreekSpeak: 11 

WJTL back on the air at Oglethorpe 

By Laura Sinclair 

After several months 

of extensive planning, the fi- 
nal stages of preparation for 
Oglethorpe University's long 
awaited radio station are fi- 
nally coming to a close. Tar- 
geting a broadcast date some 
time during the last week of 
October, WJTL will be on the 
air Monday tlirougli Tliureday 
from six o'clock p.m. until 
midiiigliL Ogletliorpe students 
will be able to tune in at fre- 
quency AM 530, but tlie sta- 
tion is to be broadcast only on 
the campus. 

Tlie radio station will be 
broadcast through what is 
known as a Carrier Current. 
Cables will be wired through 
the electrical lines into the 
dorm rooms, Greek houses, 
and the Student Center. This 
also includes the parking lots 
andtlie academic quad Slight 
delays in tlie shipping of tlie 
equipment, and in tlie laying 
of the cables to Traer and 

Goodman caused the starting 
date to be moved up more than 
a month, but the extra time left 
room for detailed planning. 

The idea of a radio sta- 
tion is not new to Oglethorpe 
University. WJTL was started 
in the 1930s but terminated 
due to the continuing depres- 
sion. Later, during tlie 1970s, 
a pirate station was broadcast 
from a student's dorm room. 
Last semester, after many pro- 
posals to the board, it was evi- 
dent that Oglethorpe students 
wanted their own station, and 
finally the decision was made 
to resurrect WJTL. 

Thanks to Marshall 
Nason, Associate Dean of 
Community Life and WJTL's 
coordinator and advisor, 
equipment was ordered and 
managers and DJs were inter- 
viewed. Elizabeth Stockton 
and Kevin Hudgens were cho- 
sen to be Co-Station Manag- 
ers. David Cheung is the new 
Business Manager, and Laura 
Sinclair is the Program Direc- 
tor. Eleven student DJs were 

hired last semester and new 
students are now being inter- 
viewed to fill the remaining 

The station's music li- 
brary is entirely composed of 
CDs donated by record com- 
panies. So far, the current DJs 

heavy metal to alternative can 
be expected. A call-in talk 
show has been suggested and 
would probably be a big hit 
with Oglethorpe students, but 
at the moment there are com- 
plications with getting an on- 
air phone line. 

Radio station returns, 
and many interested freslimen 
have been busy sorting 
through and reviewing the 
music. The musical format 
will be left up to each indi- 
vidual DJ, so anything from 

Photo by Ryan P. Queen 
The addition of WJTL 
to Oglethorpe can bring stu- 
dents together and give them 
another way to express them- 
selves. The airing date is close 
at hand, so tune in! 

OU Museum greets Four from Madrid 

Gala event opens exhibit of Spanish Realism 

By Yoli Hernandez 

Stu'riiig. Lifelike. Pen- 
etrating. Evocative. Potent. 

These are a few of the 
various adjectives used to de- 
scribe Oglethorpe University 
Museum's latest exhibition. 
Four From Madrid: Contem- 
porary Spanish Realism en- 
compasses twenty-four paint- 
ings by four young artists who 
have mastered this precise 
style. Gustavo Isoe, Francisco 
Roa, Bernardo P. Torrens, and 
Dino Vails each display six 
works of a nature never seen 
before in Atlanta. Tlie artists 
are all in their tliirties; tliey 

have all interpreted tlie realism 
of the Spanish masters in their 
own manner, and they have all 
brought bold masterpieces that 
will open this city's eyes. 

Realism has been a 
popular characteristic in 
Spain's artistic world since tlie 
17th-century. Its masters, in- 
cluding Zubaran, Ribera, and 
Velazquez, were the first to in- 
clude everyday people in reli- 
gious paintings and put the fe- 
male nude in secular paintings. 
Now in the 20th century, it has 
continued to flourisli. The art- 
ists in this exhibition have 
transformed their canvases 
witli images so true to life that 
it is easy to mistake them for 
photographs. "Their art 

projects a spiritual intensity 
and devotion to truth," said 
Lloyd Nick, Museum director. 
In the nudes in Vails' and 
Torrens' works veins are vis- 
ible, every muscle is accu- 
rately portrayed. Their under- 
■standing of the human body 
does not come from years of 
art courses, for they are self- 
taught, but from studying 
medicine. Vails does not use 
live models and incorporates 
the techniques of the Italian 
and Flemish masters of the 
1 6th and 1 7th centuries, while 
Torrens uses the modern air 
brush. Isoe left Japan to study 
the classical painters in the 
Prado Museum first hand. His 
versatility is illustrated in his 

subjects which range from stilt 
lifes to the human figure to 
landscapes. Roa's still lifes 
look tangible and real with 
their painstaking details. 

"This kind of intense re- 
alism is considered to be on the 
cutting edge in Europe. . . At- 
lanta has not seen realistic 
painting of this breadth and 
caliber before." These are a 
few of the reasons why Nick 
was so intent on bringing this 
exhibition to the OU Museum. 
What makes the situation 
ironic is that General James 
Oglethorpe is known for hav- 
ing driven out the Spaniards in 
the Southeast. Bernardo 
Torrens' reply was, "We're 
back." Their return has been 
see Four from Madrid page 2 

Page 2 

October 13, 1994 


Update , 

By Brian McNulty 

Thursday, 9/15/94, 
two female Oglethorpe stu- 
dents were involved in a traf- 
fic altercation in front of the 
back gate by the Traer Resi- 
dence Hall. One driver was 
coining out of the Traer park- 
ing lot, heading toward 
Woodrow Way. The other 
driver was heading west along 
the road leading to the Student 
Center. The driver heading out 
of Traer had the right-of-way, 
and was hit by the westbound 
driver, who failed to yield at 
the intersection. Bothveliicles 
sustained damage. No injuries 
were reported by the drivers. 
The Dekalb County Police 
Department was called to the 
scene, and a report was writ- 

Reminder #1 - The 
posted campus speed limit is 
lSm.p.h. Speeding endangers 
not only pedestrians and otlier 
drivers, but puts the speeder's 
life at risk as well. 

Reminder #2 - All cars 
parked on campus must have 
a parking sticker. Ifyoudonot 
have one, you can register 
your car and receive a park- 
ing decal at the gatehouse. 

Reminder #3 - it is un- 
lawful to park in the fu'e lanes. 
Any car caught parked in a fire 
lane will be ticketed and towed 
at the owner's expense. 

In order to maintain a 
safe campus it is important that 
we all look out for ourselves 
and help look out for others. 
Keep all your doors locked 
and be conscious of your sur- 
roimdings. If you see any sus- 
picious persons, or circum- 
stances, unautlwrized solicita- 
tions, thefts, intruders, vandal- 
ism, dangerous driving prac- 
tices, defects that create an 
unsafe conditicm, or other such 
security concerns, contact Se- 
curity promptly. 

Four from Madrid. 

continued from page 1 
anxiously anticipated by 
many. The Spanish Chamber 
of Commerce was forced to 
stop accepting RSVPs for the 
exhibition's opening gala; 
even those people that had not 
been invited wanted to partake 
in this momentous event that 
was held October 1 . Over six 
hundred of Atlanta's elite, its 
Spanish community, and rep- 
resentatives for tlie Ambassa- 
dor of Spain and Mayor 
Campbell were in attendance 
to meet the four artists. It was 
an opportunity for the 
Oglethorpe Museum to dem- 
onstrate the two areas it claims 
to stress: "realism and interna- 
tionalism." Prior exhibits, such 
as The Many Faces of Bud- 
dha and Contemporary Black 
Artists From South Africa. 
have also aided in the devel- 
opment of Atlanta as a cul- 
tured city. Christie Brackbill, 
Associate Director for the 
Museum, explains, "It's a 
chance to give Atlanta a name 

for art" 

Four From Madrid will 
be at the Oglethorpe Museum 
until December 18th. The 

museum is located on the third 
floor of the library, and is open 
to the public Tuesday through 
Friday, II a.m.-4 p.m., and 

Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Admission 
is free and ample parking is 
available. For more informa- 
tion call (404) 364-8555. 

Nude by Gustavo Isoe, from the Four from Madrid Collection, currently In the Oglethorpe 

Museum Photo courtesy of Oglethorpe Unh/erslty Museum 

Oglethorpe welcomes parents to OPU 

By Miriam Whaley 
Special to The Stormy Petrel 

Oglethorpe was trans- 
formed into OPU (Oglethorpe 
Parents University) tlie week- 
end of October 1 , when parents 
came from near and far to ex- 
perience life at OU. It was a 
chance for parents to attend 
classes, watch some soccer 
matches, and, yes, even eat a 
few meals in the dining hall. 

Parents' Weekend offi- 
cial events began on Saturday 
morning, when parents regis- 
tered and were treated to a con- 
tinental breakfast in Emerson 
Student Center Registration 
was followed by an orientation 
assembly led by Dr. Stanton, 
Dr. Knott, Dr. Caprio, and 
Dean Moore. After a question 
and answer session, tlie assem- 
bly adjourned for classes. 
Each set of parents selected 
two special classes to attend 
which were taught by 
Oglethorpe professors. The 
nine classes that were offered 
included everything from 

"The Extinction of the 400 
Hitter: Baseball, Hot Dogs, 
Apple Pie and Revolution," 
taught by Dr. Zirismeister, to 
"Campaign '94: A Midterm 
Report on the Clinton Admin- 
istration," taught by Dr. Tho- 

After classes, parents 
headed over to the dining hall 
with students for lunch. Later, 
the Women's and Men's soc- 
cer matches against Millsaps 
College gave parents a chance 
to see some of Oglethorpe's 
best atliletes at work. Follow- 
ing the games, parents were 
shuttled over to Dr and Mrs. 
Stanton's home for a reception. 
Tlie reception allowed parents 
and students a chance to visit 
with professors and adminis- 
trators, as well as with Dr. and 
Mrs. Stanton, while sampling 
some appetizers and punch 
provided by DAKA Parents 
were tlien taken back to cam- 
pus for dinner in the dining 
hall. An accordion player 
filled the cafeteria with music 
which followed the 

Oktoberfest theme. 

The closing event for 
Parents' Weekend was 
"Showtime at OPU," a show- 
case of entertainment by 
Oglethorpe students and staff 
members. During an intermis- 
sion, awards were given out to 
parents for such things as trav- 
eling the farthest distance to 
come to Parents' Weekend and 
telling the saddest story of a 
student having to leave a pet 
at home. Senior Bill Girton's 
parents received an award for 
coming to Parents' Weekend 

all four years that he has been 
at Oglethorpe. 

Overall, the weekend 
went smoothly and was en- 
joyed by both students and 
parents. Pam Dyer, mother of 
freshman Liimea Dyer, agreed 
that the weekend was pleasant: 
"I like that it hasn't been real 
structured. We've had time to 
visit." It seems, then, that Par- 
ents' Weekend most important 
objectives of letting parents get 
to know the campus and staff 
while visiting their children 
were again fulfilled. 

anticipating completion of degree 
requirements in December '94, May '95 
or August '95 must fill out an application 
for a degree in the registrar's ofiBce ASAP. 
December '94 completions must fill out 
applications by October 14. May & August 
'95 must fill out applications by November 
30. If this is not done a diploma cannot 
be ordered. 

October 13, 1994 

Sweat happens 

Tales from Trustee 34 

By Patrick Floyd 

Sweat Happens. 

Sometliing there is tliat doesn't love conditioned air 

As I write this, about a quarter of the time I have spent at 
Oglethorpe has been witliout air conditioning. 

My lack of air conditioning was attributed first to an acci- 
denlally misflipped switch in my particular air conditioning unit, 
and second, to an alleged power failure. 

I am willing to give the University the benefit of the doubt, 
and assume tliat botli air conditioning absences were deliberate 
and calculated attempts by OU administrators to bring me closer 
to my roommate, my suitemates, and tlie Oglethorpe commu- 
nity as a whole. 

Surely tlie administrators know tliat few fluids forge firmer 
foundations for fellowship than blood, sweat, and tears. It is 
only logical, and quite considerate I miglit add, for the OU ad- 
ministration to begin witli sweat. 

I say considerate because, when compared with blood and 
tears, sweat neither demands nor requires emotions. Especially 
for freslimen, who may be away from tlieir families for tlie first 
time, beginning school is an emotional time. I believe it is safe 
to say tliat tears were shed by some neo-Petrels when the realiza- 
tion hit them tliat they would be distanced from tlieir family (tlieir 

Not wanting to add to an already emotionally traumatic 
situation, the University would certainly not want to employ tears 
or blood to promote campus-wide conununioii, just yet. At tlie 
same time, great strides miglit be made toward University unity 
if the first month of school could be made fluidly fiilfilling. 

I commend OU decision-makers on their policy of condi- 
tioned air deprivation. 

When I'm hot, as a human, my body sweats. As a part of 
,tlie Ogletliorpe student body, I sweat. I live on the tliird floor of 
Trustee, and I believe it is safe to say that I live in the armpit of 
the Oglethorpe student body. 

Without air conditioning, my roommate and I sweat to- 
getlier. Without air conditioning, our suitemates became our 

Sure, it wasn't always comfortable. Sure, we woke up 
salty. Sure, Trustee 34 did not smell unlike a locker room. It 
was a small price to pay. 

Our collective discomfort and saltiness gave us an undeni- 
able bond. As for tlie locker room odor, I can not honestly say 1 
did not enjoy it. 

Sweat has a distinct odor, but it is not a bad odor. To me a 
locker room smells like camaraderie. A locker room smells like 
teamwork. A locker room smells like individuals working to- 
gether towards a common goal. Our room did have a distinct 
smell; our room smelled like love. Contrary to popular opinion, 
love does not smell like rose petals or perfume. 

As I write this my air conditioner is functioning flawlessly. 
The air is cool. The odor that once so typified my room is now 
undetectable (at least to me). 

Even so, my suitemates and I would like to extend our 
sincerest thanks to Oglethorpe University for letting us live to- 
gether and sweat togetlier in Trustee 34. 


Political blunder in Haiti 

Page 3 

By Robert Miller 
Editorial Editor 

Has anyone ever 

stopped and looked at how we 
have gotten ourselves into an- 
other mess very similar to So- 
malia? It began months ago 
when a highly unstable (yet 
very popular) president was 
elected. Jean Bertrand 
Aristide became president of 
Haiti for a number or reasons, 
two of them being most dis- 
turbing to the United States. 
First, Aristide is a socialist. 
Tliis appealed to the masses of 
Haiti due to their centuries of 
repression by the ruling elite. 
Second, Aristide is strongly 
ant i- American in his views. 
Tlie primary causes are as fol- 
lows: (a) U.S. support of the 
ruling elite, and (b) a history 
of U.S. intervention in the re- 
gion (how odd.) 

Following an almost 
bloodless coup which placed 
the Defense Ministry in power, 
the United States immediately 
slapped sanctions on Haiti. 
Never mind that the sanctions 
only hurt the lower class and 
not tlie rulers. The embargo 
actually created a situation in 
which we had to invade. One 
wonders how many Haitians 
we starved througli the em- 
bargo. When it became clear 
tliat tlie people would not rise 
up and overthrow the coup 
leaders (Why should they? 
Even Guantanamo Bay is 
more pleasant than Haiti), 
Washington decided to take 
matters into its own hands. 
Afler montlis of indecision, the 
quagmire of an invasion was 
only avoided by Jimmy 
Carter's heroics. Even 
Carter's efforts were almost 
thwarted by information that 
an invasion force was already 

The present situation 
exposes what is wrong with the 
American foreign policy in 
glowing terms. Over the next 
several ^nths, we will ex- 
pend miUions (if not billions) 
of dollars we do not have in 
our defense budget, stretching 
our already weakened forces 
out in another direction and 
taking resources away fi'om 
items of real strategic impor- 
tance. Example 1: Ehiringthis 
operation, reserve forces had 
to be called up in order to fill 
out the ranks. Why? There 
was no longer a sufficient 
number of active duty forces 
to take on even such a minor 
operation. Example 2: Due 
to lack of fiinding, 25% of the 
Navy Reserve (several thou- 
sand personnel) missed one 
month's worth of training. 
Example 3: Did you ever 
wonder why the Marine Corps 
isn 't playing a major role in the 
operation? About half of the 
Marine Corps' helicopters are 
so old that they are considered 
a danger to fly. Despite this 
appraisal by Marine Comman- 
dant Carl Mundy some three 
years ago, the Corps has yet to 
receive funding for the next 
generation of helicopters. 
Anny helicopters can't oper- 
ate from the small decks of am- 
phibious ships (the helicopters 
are too big); therefore, it be- 
comes necessary for Navy air- 
craft carriers to deploy with 
Army helicopters while the 
Marine Corps gets to watch. If 
it weren't so serious, it would 
all be very amusing. 

What happens on the 
sharp end? American soldiers 
will be put in charge of polic- 
ing a nation that has never 
known true democracy. At 
best, they will eventually be 
snipped at by both sides after 
the celebration ends in a few 

weeks. They will place in 
power an anti- American ruler 
who theoretically owes us 
something At worst, they will 
suffer casualties while preserv- 
ing the status quo. Either way, 
a large number of my brothers 
and sisters-in-arms are placing 
themselves in great danger for 
absolutely no reason. 

How should the situa- 
tion have been handled? 
Simple. First, don't have an 
embargo (it only hurts the 
poor). Secon4sendintheCIA 
and aid the Haitian people in 
overthrowing their dictators 
who are supposedly being so 
oppressive. If they are not 
willing to rise up and help 
themselves, the idea of send- 
ing U.S. troops into the region 
becomes an even greater farce. 
Third, tell the dictatoi^ that if 
they don't get out, they will be 
eliminated personally. We did 
it to Khadafi in Libya (remem- 
ber when we bombed his house 
in 1986). That got him out of 
our hair for a long time at the 
cost of two dead. We failed to 
do it to Saddam in 1991. He 
is still giving us problems af- 
ter the loss of over 200 killed 
and thousands wounded. At 
what cost Haiti? 

Whatever happens 
aside, I wish to close with a 
word of support to my friends 
in the field. All our prayers are 
with the troops. We wish them 
success in their endeavors and 
a safe return home at the earli- 
est possible date. 

Note: The views re- 
flected in this editorial reflect 
only views and opinions of 
Robert A. Miller They do not 
necessarily reflect the views 
and opinions of the Air Force 
ROTC, the United States Air 
Force, nor the Department of 

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October 13, 1994 

Financial Aid: Solutions or just problems? 

Point Counterpoint 

By David Carroll 


It wasn't long after getting situated liere on campus 

that I started to hear all the tragic stories that were caused by the 
financial aid department. I heard stories about how once we, the 
naive and unexpecting little freshmen, were enrolled and had 
figured that our tuition and other costs were taken care of, the 
fuiancial aid department would take away what little we suppos- 
edly received. Curious and intimidated by these unexpected ac- 
cusations towards the financial aid department, I asked many 
people, "How do you feel about the financial aid here at 
Oglethorpe University?" It was interesting to learn that almost 
every situation for each particular person was a different one. 
These differences varied from the person's family income to aca- 
demic scholarships to the grades they were making at the time. It 
immediately became apparent as to why many people disliked 
our friends on the third floor in Luptoa However, for the most 
part I don't believe these people are giving the fmancial aid de- 
partment a chance. 

Much resentment is aimed towards Financial Aid. At the 
same time there are a lot of misconceptions of them. Many of 
these misconceptions are caused by the rumors that are created 
after hearing the stories about how everyone is being cheated. I 
am not saying that the stories of many of these students are fab- 
rications made up out of resentment or anything like that. How- 
ever, it seems to me that these stories are misleading and only 
partially true. Because there are so many individual circum- 
stances, it is important to remember the factors which entail tlie 
reasoning behind each person's predicament. Some situations 
involve the student's scholarship being revoked due to low GPAs. 
Other situations are blown out of proportion which may seem 
that someone's entire fmancial aid package was revoked, when, 
in fact, it was only a small sum deducted due to a change in one's 
family income. Another reason why someone may lose money 
from their final award letter is tliat they had failed to respond 
with certain information necessary to complete one's fmancial 
aid. With all this in mind, be carefiil not to believe all the half- 
told stories you'll hear. 

Instead of bashing the financial aid for the money they did 
not give me, I can't help but to be thankfiil for their generosity. 
Personally, if it were not for them, I wouldn't be at tliis school. 
There is absolutely no way tliat I could have been able to afford 
the tuition. I, like many others, don't have my parents support- 
ing me financially anymore. Coming from a student that has to 
pay for his own education, I just want to say that I am, all to- 
gether, very lucky to be here. I could have gone to other schools 
that would have paid for all of my tuition, but I chose this one for 
the quality education available. It is a big sacrifice, I admit, yet 
it's also an investment that will effect the course of my life. 

Despite the negative responses you might hear, I still have 
much respect for those who work in fmancial aid. They work 
extremely hard with the families that need their help. It's a year 
round job trying to give as much as they can. However, it really 
isn't their decision as to how much a student receives. It is the 
government that sets the regulations for determining a family's 
need. Unfortunately, the financial aid people take all the flak for 
not giving enough or taking away money. 

Please remember that everytliing I say is just pure specula- 
tion. Everytliing I know about fmancial aid is from personal ex- 
perience and talking with other people. I "m sure tliere are those 
who don't get tlie fair amount tliat tliey really need. However, 
due to the difficulty of the job, I think it is important to give 
credit to those who work in financial aid and not to criticize tliem 
so harshly. 

ByKimberly Wilkes 
Organizations Editor 

''I wouldn't be here if it weren't for flnandal aid." This is a common quote around 

campus, and I'm not denying that it is true. But another common quote is, "Because of fmancial 
aid, I can't come back next year." Now the difference that I would like to point out here is that the 
first sentence sounds more like an underclass person, and the second, an upperclass person. 

My freshman year, I would iiave been statement number one. I had this great Oglethorpe 
Scholars Award, a need-based grant and a $500 subsidized loan. I did work-study and a part-time 
job for an additional five hours a week. Now that I am in my third and fmal year at Oglethorpe, 
I have the same Oglethorpe Scholars Awards, the same need-based grant, and I was offered $8250 
in subsidized and unsubsidized loans. I know that not everyone is a mathematics major, but the 
loans were an increase of 1 6.5 times. I now work off campus so that I get more than $4.50 an hour 
for about 30 hours a week. This is twice the work I did my freshman year! 

Why? This is the question I have asked myself a million times. The first response would be 
that my grades have not been good, so I do not deserve more money. Wrong! Financial aid doesn't 
consider your grades unless you are not meeting the requirements for your scholarship. You can- 
not get more money because you are carrying a 3.0 or 3.5 or even a 4.0 GPA. The next response 
would be that my family makes more money now. Wrong! I don't go home to mooch off them, 
and let me assure you, I don't make that much money working part-time. 

So why have my loans increased, but nothing else? The only reason I know is that I am 
stuck. I can't transfer to another college and graduate in May. I have to stay here and finish it out 
Tuition keeps increasing every year, but the only thing that increases on your fmancial aid is your 
loan. If you're one of the lucky ones like me, you're still here. You don't hear as much about the 
unlucky ones, because they can't return to tell you about it 

But moving right along to other complaints about financial aid. The next one is their ineffi- 
ciency. You know how it says on the financial aid award letter to strike through any aid which you 
don't want? I don't know why they bother to waste the ink; they don't ever look at that I crossed 
off some of the loans because I didn't want my grandchildren to be paying off my loans for me. 
They still had everything printed out with the wrong amounts from the summer session incorrectly 
in August and it's not because I didn't bring it to their attention. Also, while freshmen will get 
their award letters in March, returning students get theirs in May or June for the summer session 
which starts early in May. I had abnost completed a course before I knew whether or not I was 
going to get any money to pay for the courses which I was taking! 

Lastly, I have a personal complaint They won't let me apply for the Georgia Tuition Equal- 
ization Grant. Sure, my parents live in Florida, but they don't claim me on their taxes. The 
Georgia Residency Auditor has declared me a Georgia resident for tuition purposes at Georgia 
state schools. I have had a Georgia driver's license for over a year. I have paid Georgia state 
income taxes for the past two years. 1 have not left the state except for vacations less than two 
weeks long since 1992. Do you think that perhaps I am a resident of Georgia? The financial aid 
office here doesn't seem to think so. They should speak to my mother who only sees me a week a 
year and see what she has to say about where I live. 

So what is tlie point if all this? Your point of view depends upon your perspective: what side 
of the fence you are standing on. 

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Recreational killing: Satire 
or the wave of the future? 


Bill Brightman Linda Bucki 

Michael McClure 

By Kelly Holland 

Natural Born Killers, 

starring Juliette Lewis and 
Woody Harrelson, is a natural 
born winner. Directed by 
Oliver Stone, a wizard of the 
film industry, this film ex- 
plores the minds and actions of 
two mass murderers and the 
role that the media played in 
portraying Uiem as celebrities. 

In tlie film, Mickey and 
Mallory Knox are two young 
lovers who find release and 
recreation in killing people at 
whim. You're probably say- 
ing, "Wait just one minute! 
that's definitely not the movie 
for me!" Don't judge this 
movie before you see it, folks. 
The violence is a large part of 
the film, but I would encour- 
age everyone to go in with an 
open mind and a desire to find 
meaning in what seems like a 
senseless film. 

The whole object of this 
movie, I think, is to satirize the 
overbearing role that the me- 
dia plays in today's society. 
Think about it: doesn't the 
media work to satisfy society 's 
strange "need" or "want" to 
hear accounts of murder, rape, 
and death? When you tune in 
to Channel 2 at 6:00, aren't 
tliose horrific stories plastered 
all over your screen? People 
are mesmerized by things that 
are haunting and gruesome, 
and the media picks up on this. 

So is the case with Natu- 
ral Born Killers. Mickey and 
Mallory's actions are docu- 
mented, murder by murder. 
Everyone knows who these 
guys are, and many people 
think that they're the greatest 
serial killers who ever walked 
the face of the earth. The 
Knoxes are the talk of the 
country, even the talk of the 
planet. The media dedicates 
so much of its time and energy 
to these two that they become 

You really have to look 
past the horror of this film to 
get to the heart of the matter. 

As Oliver Stone said in a tele- 
vision interview shortly before 
the film was released, "You 
must get to a point where the 
killing and violence is humor- 
ous." The idea of this film is, 
of course, not to say that kill- 
ing is permitted or accepted by 
society, but to show the absur- 
dity and excessiveness of the 

There were several 
scenes shown at the end of the 
film from real life media to- 
day: images of Rodney King, 
David Koresh's religious com- 
pound at Waco, Lorena 
Bobbitt testifying on the stand, 
and, most recently, O.J. 
Simpson. These have been 
some of the most publicized 
and talked about issues in the 
past couple of years. 

I found tliese few images 
to be the most powerful state- 
ments and the most obvious 
attempts at satire and began to 
wonder why these scenes were 
so great. O.J.'s trial has been 
said to be the "most-watched 
murder trial in U.S. history." 
Why is this? What was 
Stone's purpose for showing 
these clips at the close of Natu- 
ral Born Killers! The reason 
is simple. We know O.J. as a 
football superstar and celeb- 
rity. Think back to the now 
famous chase that occurred 
between the white Ford 
Bronco and Los Angeles po- 
lice. The action was live as the 
55 mph chase was broadcast 
on CNN. 

Society is used to seeing 
police chases in fictional mov- 
ies with fictional characters, 
not in real life involving some- 

one whom everyone knows 
and loves. A large portion of 
Americans were glued to their 
seats as they watched the O.J. 
drama unfold. Same as in this 
movie. When a famous TV. 
journalist gets permission to 
do an interview live with 
Mickey Knox in prison, a full- 
scale riot breaks out and 
sweeps through the facility. I 
imagine viewers reacted in 
much the same way as we did 
when O.J. Simpson was being 
pursued by the police. To see 
the horror and brutality that 
Mickey and Mallory are so 
known for, live and real, must 
have been fascinating for the 
station's viewers! These two 
are celebrities in this society, 
and to see them in action was 
surely a thrill. 

Overall, I think Wafura/ 
Born Killers is a masterpiece. 
The fikn is quite different in 
style from anything that I've 
ever seen, and the soundtrack 
is incredible. lenjoyedthecre- 
ative camera angles and the 
overall "artsiness" of the film. 
But what I liked most of all 
was the meaning. Having 
been pondering the idea of a 
career in TV. journalism, I re- 
alize there is such a thing as 
moderation, and once you 
cross the bounds into exces- 
siveness, things can really 
get. .well, crazy, I guess. 

You can experience this 
wonderful movie at a great 
price at the Outlet Square Mall 
theaters. Students do receive 
a discount, and you too can see 
this brilliant and somewhat 
outrageous film for a mere 
$3.50. Enjoy! 

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October 13, 1994 

By Maria Johnson 
Features Editor 

Most of us have al- 
ready met "that crazy French 
guy," but for those who 
haven't, this week's profile is 
devoted to Cristophe Lamor. 

Cristophe, a native of 
Verdun, France, decided to ex- 
change to Oglethorpe after 
meeting Jennifer Hormor, an 
Oglethorpe student studying 
business at his school 
Cristophe is also studying 
business, and hopes to come 
back to Atlanta to serve his in- 
ternship in Internationa] Busi- 

Cristophe has four pas- 
sions in his life: table-tennis, 
postcards, parties, and women. 

His love for table-tennis 
began at age 1 1 after be broke 
his knee, wrist, and hand prac- 
ticing judo. The doctor or- 
dered "no more violent 
sports," so Cris began practic- 
ing table tennis. He has been 
on tlie regional championsliip 
circuit in France for four years 
now (bringing to mind a 
French Fon-est Gump). His 
only problem is tliat, of yet, he 
hasn't found a worthy practice 
opponent. Chef Pete of cafete- 
ria fame, is one oftlie best Cris 
has played here: "He's pretty 
good," said Cris, "but he can't 
beat me." 

Cris's second and third 
passions, postcards and par- 
ties, occupy most of his free 
time. He has already written 
65 postcards. "I made a bet 
with my roommate that by tlie 
end the year I would have three 
walls of tlie room covered in 
postcards!" Concerning par- 
ties, Cristophe had this to say: 
1 love American parties! We 
have nothing like this in 
France. Everyone only goes 
to clubs." 

While he spends this 
year in Ajnerica, Cristophe 
hopes to visit Florida, attend 
many big events, and make 
many international comiec- 
tions. He doesn't forget his 
fourth passion, however: "I 
would like to perpetuate our 
[French] reputation as lovers." 

Where to eat without eating meat 

Guide to 'Eat Your Vegetables' in Little Five Points 

By Kim Jones 
Features Editor 

Are you on the look- 
out for fabulous vegetarian 
cuisine? Look no ftirtlier than 
Eat Your Vegetables in Little 
Five Points. If you take a riglit 
out of Oglethorpe and a left at 
tlie second light, you will be 
on Nortli Druid Hills. When 
you hit Briarcliff take a riglit 
turn. Briarcliff" turns into 
Moreland, after which Little 

Five Points and Eat Your Veg- 
etables will be on your right. 

"The food was difierent 
but delicious, and the server 
was extremely helpful," says 
Laura Sinclair. "The server 
explained the menu ingredi- 
ents and helped us to find ap- 
petizers, entrees and desserts." 

We started with 
Portabello mushrooms and 
Italian Cheese bread. The 
cheese bread, when it first ap- 
peared at our table seemed to 

be a little skimpy on cheese, 
but the basil and tomato made 
up for it. The Portabello 
mushrooms, for those that 
have never had them, are 
uniquely flavorful. They are 
definitely not an appetizer for 
one person. Very tasty at fu^ 
these mushrooms can put a 
strangely sick taste in your 
mouth and an upset feeling in 
your stomach if you eat too 

For an entree, we tried 

Top ten reasons to step 

By Kimberiy Wilkes 
Organizations Editor 

Top ten reasons to go 

to the step aerobics class here 
at Ogletliorpe: 

10. It's free, and the mats, 
steps, and instructor are pro- 

9. Domino's pizza man and 
you are on a first name basis. 

8. You have a significant 
other in your life. 

7. You don't have a signifi- 
cant other in your life (and 
there is someone really cute 
whom you are lusting after). 

6. You need to do something 
good for your body after giv- 
ing it OU cafeteria food. 

5. You have a lot of work to 
do and need a creative form of 

4. You are curious to see what 
"The Pit" is. 

3. You have clothes that don't 
fit as well as they should. 
(Homecoming is only four and 
a half months away and you 
need to fit in that dress). 

2. You enjoy meeting and 
having ftm with other students 
while trying not to pass out 
from physical exhaustion. 

1 . Because, dam it, you are 

worth it! 

Step class meets on 
Mondays and Wednesdays in 
The Pit fi-om 7:00 p.m. until 
8:00 p.m. and on Tuesdays 
and Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. 
until 7:15 p.m. A Sunday af- 
ternoon class may be started 
soon. The instructors are 
Ahna (365-5803) and Kate 
(365-2649); give them a call 
if you have questions. Men 
and women are invited (al- 
thougli no men have been able 
to handle it yet!) to come and 
work at their own pace. Join 
us next week, and don't forget 
to bring some water with you ! 

Nontraditional student life 

By Anita Stevenson 
Special to The Stormy Petrel 

Often Continuing 

Education students look witli 
envy at the traditional student. 
We see them as young and 
carefree, with plenty of time to 
study and the whole world be- 
fore tliem. But how many of 
us would really trade places 
with them? Young tliey may 
be, but I doubt if tliey would 
agree that they are carefree. 

Besides, being a Con- 
tinuing Ed. student does not 
mean you liave "no life," it just 
means that you have a wild 
and crazy one. Most Conlinu- 
iiig Ed. students, uicluduig me, 
are trying to balance a home 
life, a career life, a school life, 
and a smattering of social life. 

It's not easy, but certainly not 

Tlie reasons for return- 
ing to school are as many and 
varied as the students them- 
selves. Some see tlie comple- 
tion of a degree as an opportu- 
nity to advance in the business 
world, some just like to attend 
classes, while some want a de- 
gree for tliemselves. I am in 

tlie last category; I already 
have my career, I'm close to 
thinking about retiring, but I 
wanttliat degree! 

So whatever the reason 
may be, tlie students come, the 
classes fill up, the e.xams are 
taken, the sighs of relief are 
heard at the end of each semes- 
ter... and tlien it starts all over 

The OU Library has extended 
its hours of service: 

Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. 
Friday 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. 

Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p:m. 

Sunday 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. 

The library will be closed Thursday, November 24 through 
Saturday, November 26. It will reopen at 2:00 on Sunday, 
November 27. 

the Sesame Chicken and Veg- 
etable Fajitas. The Sesame 
Chicken was extremely moist, 
not dry. It was accompanied 
by steamed vegetables, white 
rice, and a side salad. Unlike 
side salads at many restau- 
rants, this side salad had fresh 
mushrooms, carrots, cabbage, 
alfalfa sprouts and nuts. The 
dressings were creamy with a 
pleasing green color My per- 
sonal favorite is Meso, a soy- 
bean paste with Tamari and 
honey. The Vegetable Fajitas 
also come with a side salad, 
white rice and wonderful black 
beans. The fajitas are ex- 
tremely spicy, so if you do not 
like spicy food, either specify 
that to the server or stay away 
from this meal completely. 
Other things on the menu in- 
clude Tofii Manicotti, as well 
as a fish of the day and an or- 
ganic dinner of the day. 

For dessert, they offer a 
wide range of flavorful sweets, 
one of which, Tofli Carob Pie, 
has no sugar and no dairy 
products. This pie is made of 
a creamy tofu carob filling on 
graham cracker crust. Not 
every dessert, however, is so 
sinless. The Zabaglione is a 
chocolate lover's delight. 
What could be more fun than 
layered chocolate cake with 
chocolate cream filling and a 
touch of brandy. The dark 
chocolate pieces on the top 
make the whole cake a dream. 
Eat Your Vegetables is 
not exactly affordable, but 
very decently priced. The en- 
trees run from five to eight 
dollars, and the desserts and 
appetizers are all around three 

For a decent meal of 
chicken, fish, or vegetarian 
cuisine in a quiet room with 
pleasant little wooden tables or 
on an outside patio overlook- 
ing Moreland Avenue, Eat 
Your Vegetables is the place. 
They are closed on Sundays 
and Mondays, and bring a 
sweater if you are eating in- 
side; it is like going to a movie 

October 13, 1994 



Financial aid will never be same without Jayne 

By Becky Ponier 

Special to The Stormy Petrel 

Whatever Happened 
to Baby Jayne? For Uiose of 
you who have yet to venture 
the three flights of stairs to the 
Oglethorpe Financial Aid Of- 
fice this year, you are probably 
unaware that Ms. Jayne Stagg, 
one of the Financial Aid Coun- 
selors, is no longer with us. 

Yes, unfortunately, this 
is true. After serving four ex- 
citing years with us, Jayne has 
left the world of Oglethorpe. 
Jayne might be fondly remem- 
bered as tlie one who did it all 

in Financial Aid. Aside from 
being a great counselor, Jayne 
was a great friend to almost 
everyone who came into or 
called the office, as well as to 
the greater part of the staff at 
Oglethorpe. On any given day, 
Jayne could be seen taking 
calls about loan checks, work- 
ing on the Georgia Grants, and 
giving some friendly advice to 
one of the students about their 
current love life, usually all at 
the same time. 

Jayne is currently work- 
ing at America-5 Financial 
Aid Office in Marietta. She is 
a fmancial aid analyst and do- 

Attention scholarship 

If someone gave you a check for $5000, wouldn't you 
write a note to acknowledge your sincere thanks? 

Every year those students who receive scholarship 
awards from the specifically designated scholarship funds are 
asked to write a brief thank you note in order to express their 
appreciation for the donor's gift. According to Mr. Paul 
Dillingham, Vice President for Development, only about 80 
percent of the students actually write the letters. 

All it takes is a few minutes to tell tlie donor a liule 
about yourself and how much you appreciate his/her contri- 
bution. For many students, it would be difficult or impossible 
to attend this university witliout these generous members of 
the Oglethorpe community. Tlie notes are very meaningful to 
the donors, and may provide a little incentive to continue tlieir 
support. Please take the lime to show your gratitude. 


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ing well. When asked how she 
was enjoying her new job, 
Jayne said "I miss working 
with all of the students and the 
staff at Oglethorpe, but I don't 
miss the traffic on 285 every 
morning. My new office is 
only ten minutes away from 
my house!" 

Jayne can still be spot- 
ted walking the halls on cam- 
pus at OU, however, because 
she is working on her degree. 
If anyone should happen to 
need some advice or just a 
friendly smile, you might try 
to catch Jayne before her 6;00 
literature class in Hearst on 

Mondays and Wednesdays. 
She would be more than happy 
to visit with her old friends. 

For those of you who 
worked on your fmancial aid 
file with Jayne, and only with 
Jayne (and you know who you 
are) never fear. There are still 
a group of very capable and 
friendly people willing to help 
you in the Financial Aid Of- 
fice. Pam, Pat, Christa, Wanda 
(the one in Jayne 's old office), 
Janet and a bunch of wonder- 
ful work study students are all 
holding down the fort up there 
on the third floor And quite 
nicely, I might add. 

Well, I hate to be the 
bearer of bad news, so I will 
try and end on a happy note. 
For those who knew Jayne and 
got the dianoe to work with her 
and know her, you understand 
the sadness in her leaving. But 
she will always be a special 
memory of your years at OU 
as she will be in mine. For 
those who missed meeting 
Jayne, trust me, you missed a 
great opportunity. But there is 
always a chance that you may 
run into her on campus, or in 
one of your classes next semes- 
ter, and if you do, get to know 
her. You will thank yourself. 

We will miss you Jayne! 


What is your general opinion of 
tiie Bomb Sfjelter? 

By Kim Jones 
Feature Editor 

"It should be open 24 hours a 


Kevin Kendrick 


"It should definitely be open 


Vicy Wilkinson 


"The food is pretty limited, but 
the service is always good. I 
like the atmosphere and it is 
never really crowded." 
Karen Hackett 

"1 would like to see it open 
later in tlie evening, but it's 
kind of a catch-22 as not 
enougli students are coming in. 
It is a money loser." 
Marshall Nason 

"I think the Bomb SheUer 
could use a fast food chain to 
improve at business. It needs 
more flexible hours for people 
who don't eat during dining 
hall hours." 
Jeremy Jeflra 

"It has definitely improved 
from last year. It needs to be 
open different hours than the 
cafeteria, and students need to 
complain more when the 
Bomb Shelter doesn't have 
what they want, i.e. a blender." 
Stephanie Hunter 


October 13, 1994 


By Yoli Hernandez 

When you first see the 

previews of Jason 's Lyric, do 
not make the error of classify- 
ing it as just another boyz-n- 
the-hoo<J-type movie. Its guns, 
its bloodshed, its privation, its 
adversity all have a deeper 
meaning. In the midst of all 
this violence there dawns a 
beautiful romance. Jason's 
Lyric is an emotional roller 
coaster of siuprises. 

In the first half of the 
movie we learn about the 
childliood of two brotJiers — 
Jason and Josh. Jason (Allen 
Payne) is the elder whose 
flashbacks transport us to an 
era of disco and polyester. 
They live with their mom in a 
small, unkempt house in a 
rough neighborhood. Their 
dad, "Mad Dog," is a crippled 
Vietnam vet who drops by in 
llie middle of the night in his 
inebriated frenzies. Jason 
grows up to be a hard-work- 
ing mama's boy, wiiile Josh 
turns into a resentful drug 
dealer who has inherited his 
father's love for liquor. 

Up to this point the 
movie seems dismal, but 
events pick up when Lyric 
(Jada Pinkett) wanders in to 
buyaTVsetfix)mJason. Tliey 
botJi want to leave tlie glietto 
and tlieir warring, drug-deal- 
ing brotliers and escape to a 
better place togetlier. 

Unfortunately tilings are 
not tliat simple. Jason has to 
be the hero and stick around 
to help his miserable mother 
and his irreparable brother. 
We are compelled to sit on the 
edge of our seat when Josli 
seeks revenge against the 
world with a gun. Our eyes 
fill with tears by tlie bloodbath 
that drips from tlie screen. But 
the sun does sliine again. 

Jason 's Lyric begins as 
a violent tale of two brothers 
trapped in the slums. It ends 
as a promising love story tliat 
has conquered tragedy. In be- 
tween the audience laughs at 
the afros and raw humor, is 
angered at tlie fierceness and 
turmoil, cries over fiitilily, and 
is anxious for love and har- 

Adam and Anthony's CD courtroom 

By Adam Corder and 
Anthony Wilson 

AC: Once again it's on. 

We currently reside in "da 
house." Wilson, and yours 
truly, Corder, are here to give 
you the "word up" on a couple 
of current discs. 
AW: We have cut back the 
volume of CDs we review in 
each issue out of an altruistic 
desire to provide tlie most in- 
depth and pitliy (if you will) 
reviews possible. Also, our 
editor tlirew us a flat-out "dis" 
by telling us to "cut it or shut 

AC; Alright then. This 
week's fare commences with 
Weezer 's latest effort. Now, 
the house party chant song 
"Come Undone -Tlie Sweater 
Song" is what drew me to pur- 
chase tliis particular disc. If 
only I had known .... 
AW: I would like to go on 
record as saying that tliis al- 
bum was Adam's choice. I am 
personally repulsed at the idea 
of reviewing Weezer immedi- 
ately after Hootie and the 
Blowfish. Why in tlie name of 
haniniocks do we never review 
bands with normal names? At 
any rate, tliis album lived up 
to my expectations, h was pile. 
AC : I must grudgingly agree 

with my associate. The album 
starts off with a track entitled 
"My Name is Jonas." What 
else can I say but these guys 
have the musical acumen of 
Antliony and I after approxi- 
mately 34 beers each. The 
grinding and annoying riffs 
make me want to slap my 

AW: Ditto. Weezer bogs the 
listener down with droning, 
crashing, migraine-inducing 
songs utterly bereft of any 
melodic sense. Their grating 
attempts to fuse pop-friendly 
vocals to mind-crushing gui- 
tars produce a dissonance 
evocative of Herman's Her- 
mits jamming with Owar. I 
would receive more pleasure 
from the sound of my own 
bones shattering than from 
another audience of this al- 

AC: Yep. These fools know 
about three guitar chords and 
hit them witli tlie annoying in- 
tensity of a twelve pound bag 
of fertilizer being dropped off 
the Lupton third floor bath- 
room and landing on President 
Stanton. Seriously, this al- 
bums sucks. It's repetitive, 
illogical, and will be about as 
enduring as Was Not Was' 
iVhal Up. Dogf. Thumbs 
down on my side. 
AW: I even hated tlie single. 

Why is this pq>ular? It boggles 
the mind. Okay, quick (hypo- 
thetical) life story of the band 
Weezer. A bundi of virtual lep- 
ers on the high school social 
scene decide that maybe if they 
were in a band they would re- 
ceive something other than 
violent abuse from their peer 
group. They buy instruments, 
turn their amps up to ungodly 
levels, and still sound like the 
Partridge Family. However, 
they are embraced by the now- 
rabid alternative scene as drop- 
out heroes, and now exude 
their acrid waste on radio sta- 
tions everywhere. Thumbs 
way down. 

AC: Peace there, G. Okay 
Next we have the new Stone 
Temple Pilots album, ostensi- 
bly named Purple. I fell to 
my knees and praised the al- 
mighty when I pushed "play" 
for tliis album after the likes 
of Weezer. 

AW: (referringto the previous 
band) I mean, look at 'em. 
Do these guys have friends? 
AC: Stone Temple Pilots have 
an original and powerful gui- 
tar style that I will recognize 
and appreciate, yea, until my 
golden years. 

AW: Agreed. This is true me- 
lodic rock and roll of a caliber 
rarely found on modem radio. 
The building intensity of 
"Kitchenware and Candy 

Bars," the fuzz-tone fury of 
"Vasoline," the classic rock 
transcendence of "Interstate 
Love Song"... this is just an 
amazing collection of music. 
By the way, did I mention the 
fact that I hate Weezer with a 

AC: Why, yes you did. I 
think we've flogged that de- 
funct equestrian, good buddy. 
I felt real emotion on the track 
"Pretty Penny." The struggle, 
the pain, the experience of 
death all washed over me like 
a cold snow. I felt emotion 
when enjoying this album, 
something I rarely do with 
rock and roll. 

AW: I agree for the most part, 
save perhaps for the snow 
simile. With this album. Stone 
Temple Pilots proves conclu- 
sively that it is no Pearl Jam 
clone, but an original band 
willing to take musical risks at 
the possible expense of album 

AC: Two enthusiastic 
thumbs up. Our time is at 
hand, I fear, so we must leave 
you for now. 

AW: I was going to explain 
that last point, but to hell with 
it This was getting kind of 
long, anyway. 

AC: Accurate enough, 
Antoine. But, fear not., we 
shall return. And we are outta 
here like last year. 

Moliere's Misanthrope at Oglethorpe 

By Kiniberly Wilkes 
Organizations Editor 

The Playmakers, 

Oglethorpe's dramatics 
troupe, kicks off its season 
this fall with The Mjsan- 
anthro0\i a coniedyi'lxirdep:''^: 
ing 0!j,.iiii;agedyj..abSut tligjab^jj: 
solaie incBiilpa^ibility:;df XviW 
v|ry di^(S^l^:n'atur^; one.^iSi/ 
cttisive, tlie olhef ■■''gregaEfiMis 
ana'-'eageF:fof' compliments. 
Tliis play, originally set and 
perfoniied in 1666, is perfect 
in any time period. Tliis pro- 
duction will be set in the 
1800's in a Parisian 
townhouse owned by 

Celiniene's house is 
alive with the comings and 
goings of courtiers and mar- 
quesses who vie for tlie atten- 

tion and favor of Celiniene, the Oglethj^tpe-stagg^ as the Guard. Also, behind the 

a young widow. Her most ar- Playgralfers had .fought scenes is Mandy Gardner as 

dent suitor is ^Jfiestej'-asiwu^ggjj^^^^fiere a couplS^ofyears the stage manager. 

of uncomppsitiising pripiipJl]^ ^J0go. Frorf5'^)iaSTsa\ir6'ftKe>ft.c..,j Performances will be 

who despi^ society;Jat.:^ifge.#'show, P|g kfisanthrope will ^J(!^^tfsda)i>^ough Saturday, 

for its ^pp(>^i^'a.\\y0^o\^"'\:^^^ii.^nepeiionnan(x^'''' Oc^ber 13 through 15 at 8:00 

ygiieer. ^ctelg!iKp9pcuia^y.#' 0^fe^ pjt^ and Sunday, October 16 

■■■■^$uh\e(t^'f&!^ineneiM un^-^" siiip''of Lee BM^us;^hip-^*S{ 2:00 p.m. As always, the 

::prea|cdfclJ:habj^;off|j/tingwith penberg. •^"•^^p^"^^"" " JJ^dnesdaVjjaGictober \2 pre- 

;■ Mi^pSnt iXpn^i^f malgivj^:. yy^ ^y^he^^^^i(^aAe^,QMiwla\jl0^^o^^^giwiA 

.:::tQrSi:aiid j|ii%ii)g i^0is^X'^,f ,S{]^i- ^es^iTU0^,ifS'' J5bp^'f|i^^^'e(^bera'# the 

JSut jfSe(tflrj|i#'T^ For 

^pro^liHg- AfSfestd-eaiiiKji i'^'' arf^KSlt KKKayat Afceste, " t^^econd year in a row, the 

nore his passion |oj.Cel(ijjigt)«g::::g::.5j»)^afr--vHe as Celimene, ^^hows will be sponsored in part 

however, i^r(>0^0Mief'i^^^un^^l^S^^s Arsinoe, by the OSA Programming 

with the mtem(;d-0SSin^ia^:-'.^0^aei^^&i^^ as Oronte, 

what he pe^cgf^es tg; be' liS|?;;|*p^ffh (Sjlsii^n 'jp Acaste 

iiruiioralwaV^;j^f^pic3|(||i^:.j''"|;|^;;jTharr^ Sumter as 

arise when C^ipt»;s |ip^f ?^f JSipioifc So'ij^'new talent re- 

the prudisl|'A^io^^'-^ii||l:^?S'i^^--^}^^^^ 
herself in i^lg afflitjn a vSiiSsSftjUai^* S.«ah Phillips 
attempt to wS-^eS(e'sa#wi-\ as:' 1^ ErpVan Winkle 
tions, which^die:;(J^?'^lj;.. asPliiliatiKjJsSihBJackmonas 
W!^^i^0^sti^^\ss!iint as 

MolferfeisiliAot ne#^^^§§JiilSsf':^3'jerehMabteffra asthe 

Board. All full-time 

Oglethorpe day students who 
have paid their activity fee 
need only show their student 
ID card when picking up 
their ticket. All faculty, staff 
and part-time or evening stu- 
dents will be charged the usual 
$2 per ticket. For more infor- 
mation or for tickets, call 364- 

October 13, 1994 



Eula Mae's is an unusual play 

By Kimberly Wilkes 
Organizations Editor 

Eula Mae's Beauty. 

Bait and Tackle, a very de- 
scriptive name for tliis show, 
is set in Alabama in a small 
town where everyone is 
seemingly related. This hi- 
larious sliow consists of tliree 
actors, two of whom wrote 
the play, Frank Blocker ajid 
Chuck Richards. Similar to 

A Chorus Line, the play is 
mainly a series of fifteen mono- 
logues tied togetlier witli a su- 
perficial plot. 

Eula Mae (Linda Patton) 
owns a Bait and Tackle shop 
where you can also get gas, car 
repairs, and a cup of coffee. 
She decides to expand into 
beauty to give the ladies who 
the tackle shop customers leave 
in the pickup truck something 
to do. Eula Mae is surrounded 

by her zany family played by 
two actors. Rita Mae, Eva 
Mae and Beauregard, relatives 
of Eula Mae, are all played by 
Chuck Richards, who also 
plays Albert, a lonely old man 
who wants to live the rest of 
his life without 

basketweaving. The other 
seven characters are played by 
Frank Blocker. Rita Mae is a 
very talented, 29 year old 
community college student 

311's unique mix hits Roxy 

By Kate Schindler 
News Editor 

Musical group, 311, played at The 

Roxy in Buckhead, on October 8. 

When I first heard tliis band over the sum- 
mer, their different style of music really drew 
me in. The sound of 3 1 1 is a unique mix of 
rock, fiink and rap. Tlieir music has an amount 
of energy tliat makes tliem truly enjoyable to 
listen to. Catchy guitar riffs, funky bass lines, 
drum solos and other forms of percussion, as 
well as turntables work to produce an incred- 
ible result. Lead singer Nicholas Hexum, sings 
melodically, while back up vocalist SA uses his 

voice to project a harder sound. This combina- 
tion only adds to the unique sound of 3 11 . 

Currently, 311 has two CD's out in the 
stores, "Music" and "Grassroots." 1 recently 
purchased their newest CD, "Grassroots" and it 
only coiifimied my love for tliis band. 

Tlie members of 3 1 1 have been together 
since 1984. Tliey got tlieir start in Omaha, Ne- 
braska, their hometown. The group is made up 
of five talented artists: Nicholas Hexum (lead 
vocals), Chad Sexton (drums and percussion), 
P-nut (bass), Timotliy Mahoney (guitar) and S A 
(vocals). Their first video for MTV, 
"Homebrew," was shot on location at The Mas- 
querade in Atlanta. 


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who has tried for six years to 
become Miss Alabama, only 
to fail again. This upcoming 
beauty contest is one of the 
main plots. The other is Carl 
Joe's thirteenth proposal for 
marriage to Eula Mae who has 
turned him down soundly ev- 
ery year, but still he hangs 

All of the characters and 
actors are stupendous. Both of 
the men play several female 
roles apiece with quite differ- 
ent effects on the audience. 
You should see this show if for 
no other reason than to see 
Richards in a pink tutu do the 
talent portion of the beauty 
contest, which is a tap-jazz-bal- 
let-baton-twirling extrava- 
ganza. Also Blocker, who is 
one of tlie best character actors 
I know, makes a great old lady, 
a role which he just finished 
doing in his last show. Patton, 
who is Eula Mae, has that 
southern hospitality-thing 
down to a science. She would 
offer you a soda when you 
came in, but doesn't tell you 
tliat she keeps them next to the 
night crawlers and crickets! 

The show, back by popu- 
lar demand, is in the small, 
intimate Discovery Arena at 
the Neighborhood Playhouse. 
This theater has a couple of 
dozen tables scattered around 
so that before the show starts 
and during the two intermis- 
sions you can get beer, wine, 
soda and other beverages to 
drink during the show. In a 
small theater like this, the cast 
can and does interact with the 
audience. In fact, one hufiy 
character smacked my boy- 
friend. Will Mullis, across the 
face with a purse because he 
looked at her! 

The Discovery Arena of 
tlie Neighborhood Playhouse 
is located in Decatur For tick- 
ets or information regarding 
upcoming performances, call 
the box office at 373-5311. 
The show plays Thursdays 
through Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. 
for an undetermined length of 
time, so it could be stopped at 
any tune. 

By Heather Carlen 
Entertainment Editor 

Generally, precon- 
ceived notions about certain 
bands will amount to nothing. 
When the actual music begins 
to play, the existing bias tends 
to fall away. With Blues 
Traveler's newest album. 
Four, an exception becomes 
apparent. The very name 
"Blues Traveler" conjures up 
images of a roving minstrel 
ban4 the kind of music you'd 
hear under the stars on a clear 
night in the countryside. Four 
delivers exactly what I had ex- 
pected, even given my limited 
knowledge of the band from 
such lively, harmonica-depen- 
dent songs as "Optimistic 
Thought," from an earlier al- 
bum. Even the band's picture 
in the liner notes contributes to 
the overall effect: four large, 
friendly-looking men arrange 
themselves with cowboy hats 
and loose shirts on several logs 
in the forest. 

Four opens with the up- 
beat "Run-around." The song 
has odd echoes of Poe in its 
opening line; "Once upon a 
midniglit dearie/ 1 woke with 
something in my head." John 
Popper, the band's frontman, 
who also wrote most of the 
songs on the album, has an 
uncanny ability to pair lively 
music with often not-so-lively 
lyrics. "Tragedy is cheap and 
so is talk," he sings on Four\ 
second track, "Stand." While 
Popper does manage to grasp 
many human elements in his 
songs,Four's lyrics are not the 
sort you will soon see reprinted 
on a host of dorm-room walls 
in the near future. We agree 
witli Popper on a hiunan level, 
but he fails to move us beyond 

All around. Four is a 
solid album. Its songs are a 
welcome, folksy retreat from 
the hard sounds of modem 

Blues Traveler's Four is 
currently availalble at Atlanta 

Page 10 

October 13, 1994 


International Club 

By Emm K. Sattar 

Bienvenido, bien- 

venue. khush amadid, 
wilkommen, hos geldin. All 
that means welcome in Span- 
ish, French, Urdu, German, 
and Turkish, respectively. The 
native speakers of all the 
above languages and many 
more, who cannot be located 
at this time, are part of a new 

and exciting International 
Club. One of tlie goals of the 
club is to promote better un- 
derstanding between the inter- 
national members and the na- 
tive students whose culture 
they have come to study in. 
For this reason American stu- 
dents are also most welcome 
to join and indeed about half 
our membership is composed 
oftliem. The club has between 
25 to 35 active members who 


By Catherine Wolfe 

On Monday, September 19, the Black Student Cau- 
cus held its first meeting of the year. President Stephanie 
Carouthers opened up with a warm welcome to all interested 
persons and tlien proceeded to introduce the BSC officers. Afler 
the welcome, prospective members convened into two separate 
groups, one led by Vice President Demetria Coleman, Secretary 
Feleica Christian, and Chairperson Shonda Hunter. The other 
group was led by Carouthers, Treasurer Kelli Solomon, and His- 
torian Marquis Glen. Each group participated in an icebreaker 
titled "Going to the Mother Land." Once the game ended, 
Caroutliers spoke about tlie upcoming projects of tlie BSC and 
mentioned the possibility of bringing minority speakers to 
Ogletlioipe. Possible Bible study sessions were also suggested 
and generated much entliusiasm. The fonnulation of tlie Sun- 
shine club, a secretive committee of four members who send 
Birthday greetings and good luck notes to otlier BSC members, 
followed shortly after tlie new items on llie agenda had been dis- 

Other activities which tlie BSC plans to engage in , such as 
Tlie International Club's "International Niglit" on November 5, 
will be discussed at future meetings. Tlie meeting ended with a 
prayer requesting a productive year for the BSC and a unified 
effort in promoting the goals of the BSC. 


By Kim Wilkes 
Organizations Editor 

Welcome back to campus, everyone. I hope your first 

month has been eventful and not too rough. Brothers of APO, 
are you ready for another year of service? Well, whether you 
are or not, here's the line up for October. On October 15, we are 
helping Habitat for Humanity at a crafts fair Shifts run from 8 
to 12 p.m., 1 1 to 3 p.m., and 2 to 6 p.m. Also on October 1 5 we 
are helping O.AT in hosting a high school academic competition 
from 8:30 to 5:30 p.m. On October 16 we are meeting at 12:30 
p.m. to participate in tlie AIDS Walk. On October 20 we are 
helping tlie school run tlie healtli fair in one hour shifts from 1 1 
to 3 p.m. October 21-22 and 28-29 we are guiding children on 
the Chattahoochee Halloween Nature Trails from 5:45 - 11 :00 

As always, all of these projects are open to the campus. If 
you are not in APO and are interested in doing service, please 
join us. Sign up sheets for tlie projects listed are on llie APO 
board next to the mail room. We'd love to have you. 

have as yet participated in 
three meetings and have gone 
midnight bowling. 

A lot of other fiin stuff is 
also planned for the rest of the 
term, like more midnight 
bowling, bunjee jumping, and 
going to see a lot of local at- 
tractions like Stone Mountain, 
the Coca-Cola museum, and 
Underground Atlanta, etc. I 
must emphasize that everyone 
is free to join in the fun and 
participate in these excursions 
regardless of active member- 
ship. We will be posting in- 
formation on our activities 
around campus, but for any- 
one who may have other ideas. 


By Kelly Holland 

please leave a note in the boxes 
of Michelle John #284 or 
David Pass #191. 

Starting on the I8th of 
October, which is a Tuesday, 
and on all subsequent Tues- 
days, the members of the club 
will be meeting in the small 
dining room from 1 1 :30 a.m. 
to 12:30 p.m. Everyone is in- 
vited to attend this too. Each 
week a speaker will talk about 
some aspect of their country 
which may be political, cul- 
tural or of general interest. 
These informal talks will be 
educational and will give you 
an opportunity to meet people 
from all over the world. 

The Big Event to which 
all the club members look for- 
ward with anticipation is the 
International Night This is 
being held on the 4th of March 
this time around. There will 
be an entertainmetit program 
in the Lupton Auditorium fol- 
lowed by a reception with 
goodies from all over in the 
museum. People from the 
Oglethorpe and the Atlanta 
community will be wearing 
their native clothing and join- 
ing in the spirit Hopefully we 
will see you there. Adios, au 
revoir, Allah-hafiz, auf 
Wiedershen, Allaha 


The Oglethorpe Stu- 
dent Association (OSA) is 
working for you! Yes, ladies 
and gentlemen, we have been 
working diligently since the 
beginning of the year planning 
fun, groovy activities with 
your activities fees! 

I hope that most of you 
had a chance to experience 
"Fun Flicks," which was set up 
in the Student Center on 
Wednesday, September 28. 
OU students had the chance to 
create tlieir own videos, thanks 
to the wonders of modem tech- 
nology. From what I hear, stu- 
dents had a great time with 
this! Lu Green and Gina 
Carellas won the award for 
most provocative video with 

their performance of "Girls 
Just Wanna Have Fim," along 
with the Chippendale Danceis. 
Sounds like all their dreams 
came true! Way to go girls! 

In addition to bringing 
this wonderfully cool attrac- 
tion to OU, OSA is also orga- 
nizing a "warehouse" party to 
be scheduled at the end of Oc- 
tober, shortly after the infa- 
mous Chi Phi Halloween 
party. We are checking out 
prices, locations, and other 
technicalities and are very ex- 
cited about the possibilities. 
You'll hear more about this 
event as soon as we get more 

And finally, how does a 
holiday dance sound? Many 
schools have winter dances 
each year before school gets 
out for winter break. OSA 

would like to bring this tradi- 
tion to Oglethorpe. This too, 
is in the planning stages, but I 
can tell you it will be very 
classy and you'll still have 
enough money and enei^gy for 
Homecoming! We hope that 
this will turn out to be a very 
special event for all students! 
That's all for now! Un- 
til next time, if you have any 
comments, ideas, or concerns 
about what's going on with 
your student govertunent feel 
free to contact any of your 
class representatives. And 
freshmen, by the time this is 
printed and in your hands, you 
too will have a representative 
working for you... your newly 
elected freshman class presi- 
dent! Thanks to all who spent 
their time and effort rtinning 
for office! 

Room for rent 

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Finished attic room with hardwood floors 

On Brags Street near PDK Airport 

$300 per month 

Contact Jo Hill at 325-1255 
Weekdays 11a.m. - 7p.m. 

October 13, 1994 

Page 11 



By Shannon Beehan 
Tri Sigma 

Just do it! That's what 18 girls who went through 

Rush did. The sisters of Tri Sigma are pleased, proud, and happy 
to announce that these girls are our new members: April Amyx, 
Heather Andrews, Debie Arrieta, Christine Bemier, Jen 
Campbell, Nancy Collins, Stephanie Everett, Carol Hall, Tmdie 
Jones, Kristiane Pederson, Amy Robertson, Sabrina Soles, Jenny 
Stelson, Jennifer Taylor, Patricia Villavicencio, Heather 
Weichold, Judy Williams, and Kim Worley. Bid Day was ex- 
cellent, as well as our retreat at Christy Daley's lake house (it 
wasn't too shabby.) We did the bonding tiling and even had 
time to check out the dead bodies in tlie lake. We are looking 
forward to Panliellenic Formal witli Chi Omega, whom we of- 
fer congratulations to on an excellent pledge class. On tlie same 
note, we offer our congratulations, as well as our condolences, 
to the fraternities and tlieir new pledges. Till next time, Sigma 
love to all. 


By Daryl Brooks 
Sigma Alpha Epsilon 

SaE, the original southern fraternity, would like to 

start by introducing our pledges. They are Neil Vaughn, Hal 
Robinson, Tolliver Williams, Zane Scarboro, Patrick O'Rourke, 
Michael Malioney, Lanier Coulter, and Coy Miller. 

On tlie weekend of September 23 tlirough 25 we went to 
Alabama for our pledge retreat. We used, and for the most paft 
trashed, the lake house of tlie wonderfully generous Tiffany Drake 
(tlianks again Tiff) Wliile in tlie fine, but dry, Cullimon County 
we got a lot of golf practice and drank many unusual concoc- 
tions. Basically we all had a great time. 

Well, that's about all from the land of tlie lions. Until next 
time ... 


By Stephanie Mantis 
Chi Omega 

Tlie sisters of Chi Omega have been busy getting to 

know our twenty-five fabulous new pledges, and having tons o' 
fiin in the process. We have now had three owl pals each, and are 
excited about our big sis/little sis revelation coming up soon. 
Watch out for those crazy Chi-O pledges running around cam- 
pus searching for tlieir big sisters. Our annual pledge retreat isn't 
too far off eitlier, and I tliiiik it's safe to say we're all pretty 
pisyched about that, too. 

We're also looking forward to the Panliellenic fonnal and 
inductions with the sisters and new members of Tri Sigma on 
October 15. I'm sure it will be a blast (assuming we all manage 
t^ find dresses and dates) and we can't wait for our pledges to 
make their formal debut. 

• Orange Crush was a big succes — thanks to everyone who 
Helped make it happen. If the illustrious Chi-O social chairman 
^at would be yours truly) manages to recover from the stress, 
\Ve should be having another wacky, wild social event soon. In 
fact, we'll probably be having as many as we can cram into our 
busy calendar, so stay tuned — you (and I) never know what 
we'll be up to next! 


By Jason Reese 
Chi Phi 

Hello boys and girls. It's been an eventful couple 0' 

weeks for the old Chi Phi kids. Chi Omega's Bid Day Party 
went off well; everyone, for the most part came out unscathed. 
Hopefully all of the sisters and their new pledges had a good 
time and were able to remember what happened the next day. 

We formally inducted our pledge class on September 1 8. 
Jake Doherty, Hudson Rouse, Paul Lyons, Sam Quinn, Matt 
Thompson, Bradley Rouse, and Ryan P. Queen were all smiles 
as they became Chi Phi's newest members. Wildcats added an- 
other four pledges, Sean Wessling, Josh Egnew, Jeff Farge, and 
Luke Brown. Honorable mention goes out to Sam Quinn, who, 
even thougli flag football was canceled, managed to get injured 
in a game. Ol' Sam showed bravery as he collided into another 
one of his fellow players. For his selfish actions, Sam gets the 
"Oooli, Tliat Had To Have Hurt" Sports Folly Award. 

Another great moment came when Aric Kline got Tupac 
Shakur's autograph at the Atlanta Airport. According to Aric, 
meeting "Mr Two-Pack Shaker" was a grand experience. Aric 
plans to make a pilgrimage to his soulmate if the rapper goes to 
jail anytime soon. 

Many of us had a blast on September 30, at Chi Omega's 
Orange Crush. If anyone had trouble recognizing us, we were 
the ones wearing bell-bottoms and polyester. The excitement 
continued as we held the first "Friday Night Fever Funk" Party 
after the Orange Crush. A good time was had by all, and not a 
whole lot was broken. That's for now, kids. Stay tuned for fur- 
ther adventures in Chi Phi. 


By Jason Thomas 
Delta Sigma Phi 

Well, well, well, it's nice to have my correct article put in 
the newspaper this time. ! would try to compensate for the lost 
knowledge and information from the last article, but that would 
be futile. I will bring up the fact that we now have nine pledges 
and here they are in no particular order... David Carroll, John 
Tole, Jason Breitfeller, Brandon King, Dee Wood, Donny 
Crawford, Jason Stackhouse, Kevin Kendrick, and Jared 
Wiskind. Let the fiin begin. 

All right now, Alan Tuders has a new knee and now joins 
my ranks as one of Delta Sig's finest athletes that can't walk 
riglit. Alan took the LSAT, don't ask him about. We cleaned the 
higliway a while back... 14 bottle of Private Stock, a million 
losing lottery tickets and no dirty diapers. We hope that every- 
one had as great of a morning as we did. Dave was really, really 
happy and so was Tole, but Mark C. Boyt was the true inspira- 
tional and motivational leader of everyone there. Even Chuck 
got up to clean. 

Well, we are scheduled to have a party on October 1 4, but 
nothing is really that defmite with us. This is just a reminder, 
though. Initation only, BYOB, keys will be taken blah, blah, 
blah. Thank you Dan for un-grounding the brotherhood. We 
promise we will be good for the rest of our lives. Until next time, 
pledges remember rules # 1 , #2, #3, and # 1 (regular and Scott 's 


By Cole Maddox 
Greek Editor 

What exactly Is haz- 
ing? It seems that every stun- 
mer, the national Greek orga- 
nizations come out with new 
definitions of hazing. The 
whole matter has become such 
a gray area that it has become 
increasingly difficult to define 

Every national Greek 
organization has some form of 
anti-hazing policy, but these 
definitions tend to be very 
broad and vague. It seems tliat 
not even these organizations 
can define hazing. The world 
rules and regulations is no 
longer black and white, but 
varying shades of gray, and 
with each passing day, it be- 
comes harder and harder to 
make decisions. The fear ofbe- 
ing charged with hazing has 
become so great that it has be- 
come absurd. I can understand 
tlie rules against physical haz- 
ing because I, being a smoker, 
am not all that fond of running 
or doing push-ups. I can un- 
derstand why physical hazing 
is not allowed. Physical haz- 
ing is also very easy to define, 
thus it is also easy to avoid 
hazing a pledge physically. 
However, what exactly is men- 
tal hazing? 

There is no clear defini- 
tion of mental hazing, and this 
is where the absurdity begins. 
If a pledge wanted, he could 
say that attending pledge meet- 
ings causes him "mental dis- 
comfort," and thus skip out on 
the most important part of 
pledging; learning about one's 
organization. It seems to me 
that the definition of mental 
hazing, and hazing in general, 
has become a matter of per- 
sonal opinion, and that there 
is no clear definition, thus leav- 
ing Greek organizations floun- 
dering helplessly under the 
control of personal opinion 
and public scrutiny. So, every- 
one make sure that you wipe 
your pledges' noses and treat 
them like royalty because do- 
ing anything else could be con- 
strued as hazing. 

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October 13, 1994 


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October 13, 1994 


Lady Petrels chalk up first "94 SCAC victory 

By Dunn Neugebauer 

After splitting tlieir 

first six matches, Oglethorpe's 
women's soccer squad came 
away witli three of four victo- 
ries over the last two weeks 
and ran their record to 6-4 ( 1 - 
1 in the conference), as of press 

Coach Todd Yelton's 
squad topped Wesleyan 4-1, 
then followed with a huge 4-0 
SCAC win over the University 

of the South. Yelton's bunch 
then dropped a conference 
match in a I -0 heartbreaker to 
Millsaps before rebounding 
for a 4-0 win over La Grange 
last Monday. 

The Lady Petrels are 
now only two wins short of 
tying a season mark for most 
wins in a season and are a sure 
bet to flnish the year over tlie 
.500 mark for the first time 

The key to their success 
so far has been a balanced of- 

Lady Petrels under fire. 

Photo by Pat Mulheam 

fensive attack, a strong defense 
and added depth and speed 
from the year before. 

On the offensive side, 
Tara Winthrop, Dawn Bristol, 
Kirsten Hanzsek and Cannen 
Penttila have been a thorn in 
defender's sides. Winthrop 
and Bristol are 1-2 with ten 
and nine goals, respectively. 
Hanzsek follows with eight 
and Penttila has added three. 
Additionally, Yelton has high 
hopes for the future in that 
Winthrop, Bristol and Penttila 
are only sophomores. 

Also adding goals this 
season are senior Shelly 
Robinson with two and fresh- 
man Kristen Buoy with one. 

On the defensive side, 
junior goalkeeper Eleanor 
FuUon has shutouts in five of 
six victories so far, while All- 
SCAC defender Tinnie 
Waterston and four-year 
starter Shelly Robinson have 
made a strong impact each 
timeout Senior Gina Carellas 
is also back after sitting out her 
junior year and had been ef- 
fective in the back. 

Kristen Herbert has re- 
turned after a solid freshman 
season and combines with 
Buoy, Shannon Hutcheson 
and Pentila to solidify the 

midfietd. Yelton also has 
depth on the bench with 
needed in Patricia 
ViUaviencio, Fawn Angel, and 
Kimberly Williams. 

Oglethorpe sophomore Dav^n 
Lady Petrels. 


OU 4, Wesleyan 1. 
Scoring: Shelley Robinson , 
Kirsten Hanzsek, Tara 
Winthrop and Dawn Bristol 

OU 4, University of 
the South 0. Scoring: 
Carmen Penttila, Kirsten 

Bristol gains ground for the 
Photo by Pat Mulheam 

Hanzsek, Dawn Bristol and 
Tara Winthrop. 

OU 0, Millsaps 1. 
(Wait till next year!) 

OU 4, LaCrange 0. 
Scoring: Kirsten Hanzsek, 
Tara Winthrop, Dawn 
Bristol and Carmen 

Personalities come out in intramural football 

By Michael Beran 

Special to The Stormy Petrel 

Well, intraniurals are 

off and running again tliis year 
and last year's champs look to 
repeat while the runners up 
look to inprove. Witli the new 
gym being completed this se- 
mester (hopefully) tliis should 
greatly add to intraniurals here 
at Oglethorpe. Another 
change in the intramural pro- 
gram is the leadership of Terry 
Gorscli, tlie new assistant bas- 
ketball coach. Also, coach 
Berkshire has pledged to look 
into some sort of recognition 
and reward for tlie intramural 
champions in each sport. All 
these changes make for the 
promise of a good year of 
intramurals. Here is a sum- 
mary of how tlie first weeks of 
football season went. 

In tlie opening game of 
tlie year, the baseball players 
took on Delta Sigma Phi. A 
scoring summary of tliis one 

would take far too long, but in 
the end Tliomas Ganibiiio's 
seven touchdown passes were 
just too much for Delta Sigand 
tliey fell 48-34. Tlie first half 
saw little defense at all except 
for Zac Butler's interception 
return for a touchdown. 
Gambiiio hit Joe Lee, Matt 
Weiner and Tim Crowley for 
30, 80 and 70 yards, respec- 
tively. Meanwhile, on the 
Delta Sig side of tlie ball, Zac 
led the team to two more scores 
with a rushing touchdown and 
apasstoDaveSabel. At half- 
time Delta Sig led 26-20. In 
tlie second half it was all base- 
ball team. Actually, it was all 
Ganibino. He tlirew four more 
touchdown passes including 
losses to Weiner, Crowley and 
Brian Parker (yes, even the 
linemen were scoring.) Ac- 
cording to my stats, Ganibino 
tlirew for just over 300 yards 
in this one. 

Although no other 
games thus far have matched 

this one for scoring output. 
Kappa Alpha and Sigma Al- 
pha Epsilon have had the best 
game so far. At the half of this 
one it was 7-6 with KA ahead 
from touchdowns by Andy 
Travis and Jason Luginbuhl. 
In tlie second half the game got 
even tigliter. Travis hit Jamie 
Sellars to put KA ahead early 
in the second half SAE came 
back to draw the score to 13- 
1 2 and then had two chances 
to take the lead. However, KA 
stifled both attempts with in- 
terceptions, including one by 
Sellars on tlie last play of the 

As for Chi Phi, they are 
struggling early. However, it 
seems as long as half-time lasts 
long enougli for beer and ciga- 
rettes then they'll enjoy them- 
selves, hi a game against SAE, 
Chi Phi put up a good fight but 
fell 32-0. Tolliver Williams 
led SAE with a rushing touch- 
down and two touchdown 
passes to Kurt Herslunan and 

Hal Robinson. Jason Fischer 
also threw two touchdown 
passes to John Newbill and 

Against KA, Chi Phi 
fared little better. Despite an 
early touchdown from Pat 
Mulheam, KA had too much 
Andy Travis. Travis ran for 
one touchdown and hit Sellars 
for two more as KA won 1 8- 
6. Memorable quote of the 
year #1 came from Kevin 
Hewitt to Andy Travis, "Jeez, 
Andy you keep getting fatter 
each year but you still keep 
killing us." 

Delta Sig and SAE 
squared off and Delta Sig got 
tlie better of tliis one. After a 
rushing touchdown by Jason 
Gray, Bill Davis came back 
with one of his own and Zac 
Butler made the score 7-6 with 
the extra point. In the second 
haff, Zac hit Alan Gibson for 
atouchdowa SAE drove right 
back and scored with only a 
few seconds left. Although 

they could have tied, SAE 
came up short in the en4 and 
gave Delta Sig a 13-12 win. 

As for who looks best so 
far, it has to be the baseball 
team. On a wet Sunday they 
ran their record to 3 and with 
wins over hapless APO and Tri 
Lambda teams by a combined 
score of 80-6. With the excep- 
tion of Joe Piscani's lone 
touchdown, neither team could 
get anything going against 
baseball as Gambino contin- 
ued to put up huge numbers 
(although he finally threw an 
interception.) Joe Lee, Jimmy 
Moccio, Tim Crowley and 
Brian Parker all had at least 
one touchdown. On the up- 
side, maybe the Tri Lams will 
h ive a better chance on a field 
tliat isn't under water. 

Can baseball be beat? 
Does Chi Phi have the ability 
to play an entire game without 
a beer break? Stay tuned for 
further results. 

October 13, 1994 

Page 15 


Quotes, honor roll, deep thoughts: All Dunn 

.. . 1^ »«.i jr'.^^^Dor.iMia rr.r K irstmi Haiwsfik for scome 311 I'm still searching for a wh 

By Dunn Neugebauer 
Just Glad to Be Here 

I hate to start all these 

columns off with quotes, but 
you people say the damdest 

A female in distress, 
when asked how she did on her 
statistics test: "I woulda made 
a 100 if it weren't for those 
two, 20-point questions." 

An athlete, when asked 
by his coach why he forgot the 
plays: "I don't know, but since 
we're 0-8, it's probably a 
pretty good thing." 

A student, after getting 
his balance from the instant 
banker machine and seeing he 
only had 26 cents to his name: 
"I 'm so broke I'd have to take 
out a loan just to buy a stamp!" 
A coach, when asked 
why she wore dark sunglasses 
into a restaurant during the 
day: "They help deflect the 
glare from the grease that 
comes off the eggs." 

A high school coach, af- 
ter being told by an angry ref- 
eree to leave the gym and that 
he would see him outside: 
"That'll be the first thing 
you've seen all night." 
Honor Roll 

To our soccer teams, for 
turning away Sewanee in their 
SCAC openers. 

To big, bad, well- 
groomed Mark Bingham for 
breaking the Tigers' hearts in 
the 8Sth minute to preserve the 
4-2 victory. Memories of 
Samson Desta of two years 
ago of a goal against the same 
team, though Samson's still 
not sure it was he that shot it. 
To the women's soccer 
team, for beating Sewanee 4- 
0, breaking all kinda' school 
records this year and looking 
pretty in the process. 

To Doug Pack and 
Kristine Lawrey for having 
strong showings in that cross 
cotmtry meet in the pouring 
down rain a couple weeks ago. 
(Remember those names, 
though I'm not real sure I 
spelled Kristine's right). 

To Ann Mason, for be- 
ing 12th in the nation inblocks 
at a 2. 19 per game clip and for 

the team in general for recov- 
ering from a 1-5 mark to an 8- 
6 one as of this writing. 

To Lori Green, for being 
named the Oglethorpe Univer- 
sity Player of the Month by the 
University Reporter. (You 
didnt even know that, did you 
Lori?) Her smiley picture will 
be in the next issue, whenever 
that comes out. 

To the men's and 
women's tennis teams, for 
compiling an undefeated 
record in the month of Septem- 
ber. So what if it was 0-0, 
who's keeping up with all this 

To Kristin Herbert, Kim 

Mohr and Carmen Pentilla, for 
holding off a strong comeback 
from Eleanor Fulton, Tinnie 
Waterston and Shannon 
Hutcheslon to take the Traer 
Taboo Championship by a 50- 
49 margin last week. Why I 'm 
stirring up trouble by putting 
that in here, 1 have no idea. 

To Kent McKay for 
keeping our campus devoid of 
all glass by collecting it in his 

To Sam Hutcheson, for 
attending three consecutive 
classes in Dr. Taylor's class 
and actually turning in an as- 
signment once. 

And never to forget 

Kirsten Hanzsek for scoring an 

amazing five goals against 

LaGrange to eclipse an earlier 

record set by Tara Winthrop 

for scoring four goals against 


Deep Questions/Thoughts 

In college football, since 
the play is ruled dead once the 
player's knee hits the ground, 
then how can there be any such 
thing as a field goal? 

How can you have a 
drive-through window at a tire 

Why could we park any- 
where at the soccer field for- 
ever and now we get towed? 

Where do they tow it? 

I'm still searching for a white 
Grand- Am. 

Why don't they show 
reruns of Johnny Carson? 

Why are they still going 
to give out the basd)all awards 
this year (MVP, Cy Young, 

Wouldn't it be fun if 
things didn't change, and the 
Braves were only one game 
back of the Expos with 
Montreal coming in this week- 
end for a three-game set and 
we were all meeting out at 
Jocks N' Jills or Taco Mac to 
watch it and 

Until next time. 
Come visrt us in the new gym.. 
Dunn, James Dunn 

To Knstm Herbert, Rim Ano never lo lorgei, - ^ ■• 

Men's soccer back to winning ways 

By Jason Thomas 
Injured Player 

After a staggering 

starttotlie 1994 soccer season, 
the men's soccer team has 
turned themselves around and 
is presntly on a four game win- 
ning streak. The team is now 
6-5, 2-0 in conference, much 
of tliis success seems to be at- 
tributed to freshman maturity 
and better team unity. 
Oglethorpe's last loss came 
against Emory University on 
September 21, 1994. The men 
put up a tough fight, but suc- 
cumbed to a very powerfiil and 
aggressive Emory Eagle at- 
tack. The men lost 3-0, but it 
should be noted that at the 
time, Emory was ranked 8th 
in tlie natiopn in NCAA Divi- 
sion III men's soccer and had 

just come off a big win against 
Rodiester who was ranked 5th 
in the nation. 

The men started their 
winning streak against the 
tlien-ranked #1 SCAC soccer 
team. University of the South. 
The men worked to a 3-0 lead 
with about twenty five minutes 
left, then the Tigers scored. 
Shortly there-after Sewanee 
scored again making the score 
3-2. Matk Bingham sealed 
the game up, though, with a 
great shot from about twenty 
five yards out. The game 
ended at 4-2 with the Petrels 
victorious. Other goal scorers 
were John Nunes, Karem 
Bilgin, and Will Lukow. 

Three days later against 
North Georgia, the men were 
solidly victorious as they won 
5-0. Ali Demirer scored two 

goals and Lukow and Bilgin 
each added one. the last goal 
was from Anthony Kendall 
who has matured greatly since 
the start of the season and is 
now an integral part of the OU 
attack. Kendall's scoring con- 
tinued into the next game 
against Millsaps College. This 
time the men defeated the con- 
ference rival 3-2 in an unex- 
pectedly close game as the men 
dominated play for much of 
the game. Other goal getters 
were once again Nunes and 

The most recent win 
came at the mercy of Taccoa 
Falls who defeated the Petrels 
last year, 3-1. This year the 
men got their revenge as they 
won 2-0. It was an overall well 
played game by the men. The 
first goal was scored by 
Bingham with about twenty 

minutes left in the first half 
The second goal came at the 
expense of one of Taccoa 's 
ovm players as junior defender 
Bobby Holman attempted to 
flick the ball past a Taccoa 
defender. The defender then 
tried to clear the ball back to 
his keeper, but the keeper mis- 
judged the trajectory of the ball 
and the ball bounced into 
Taccoa 's own goal. With 
about two minutes left in the 
game, David Lerette made a 
great diving volley save to 
clear away an opponent's shot 
and seal the shut out and the 
win for the men. 

The men head on a two 
game road trip this weekend 
against Hendrix Collge in Ar- 
kansas and Rhodes College, 
the defending SCAC champi- 
ons, in Tennessee. Good luck 

Volleyball sacrifices skin for 11 -8 record 

By Lu Green 

More skin than ever is 

being bruised and battered on 
the OU Volleyball court. Tlie 
team has gone through yet an- 
other stage of metamorphosis. 
With the number of players 
back up to seven, the women 
have finally settled into their 
positions and are back on the 
winning track. 

Freshman Megan 
McQueen stepped up to take 
the position held by transfer 

Wendy Southard, who was 
unable to finish the season. 
Another addition to the team 
is sophomore Kim Worley. 

After a slow start, the 
women arenow 11-8, with two 
SCAC Conference victories 
and a strong third place fmish 
in the Emory invitational. The 
only two losses in the tourna- 
ment were to Greensboro Col- 
lege, who is currently ranked 
in the South Region. Both 
matches went five games and 
were wire to wire; unfortu- 
nately, the Petrels could not 

hold them off. Still, It was an 
important weekend for the 

Senior co-captain Ann 
Mason said, "I truly believe we 
stepped up our level of play 
this weekend. It was tough to 
lose in the semi-finals, but we 
played really well." 

The team goes up 
against some regionally- 
ranked teams in the next three 
tournaments, and this will be 
good preparation for the 
SCAC Championships at 
Hendrix College. 

Oglethorpe plays host to 
the SCAC Cross-Divisional 
Tournament on October 14 
and 1 5 when all eight teams 
come to OU. The field house's 
addition should be finished 
and will be used during the 
tournament. (Otherwise an- 
other facility, possibly 
Emory's, will be used to play 
the event). It will be the first 
time in four weeks that the 
women play at home so come 
out and support the Volleyball 


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OSA Success 

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Religion in Core 

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CD Courtroom 

Page 14 


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News: 2-3 

Editorials: 4-7 

Features: 8-11 

Organizations: 12 

Greeks: 13 


Comics: 18-19 
Sports: 20-23 

Security: 2 
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News Editor 

Today, women ai-e the 

fastest growing group of 
people infected with HIV. The 
U.S. Center for Disease Con- 
trol and Prevention has stated 
that by the year 2000 women 
will comprise tlie majority of 
those people newly diagnosed 
with the AIDS virus. Health 
officials have said that the best 
known way to prevent the 
spread of HIV is the proper use 
of a condom. Until recently 
this metliod of protection from 
disease, as well as pregnancy, 
has only been made available 
to men. Researchers, however, 
have now developed a condom 
for women. 

The female condom, 
which is being marketed un- 
der the name, Reality, is revo- 
lutionary. Unlike male latex 
condoms. Reality is made out 
of poljiirethane, a thin but 
strong material which is very 

resistant to rips and tears. The 
condom, which is disposable, 
consists of a soft sheath that is 
open at one end and closed at 
tlie otlier. It has two flexible 
rings: one is used to insert the 

woman can use to reduce the 
risk of sexually transmitted 
diseases, as well as unintended 
pregnancy. According to re- 
searchers from Princeton 
University, a woman correctly 

The Reality Condom 

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device and hold it in place; tlie using the female condom 

other remains outside the va- 
gina after insertion. 

What makes this 
condom so unique, however, is 

would reduce tlie odds of con- 
tracting the HIV virus to one 
in 167. Without the use of a 
condom tlie odds are one in 

thai it is the only product a five. 

"Women need a new op- 
tion they can use to take care 
of themselves, particularly 
when the man cant — or won't 
— wear a latex male condom," 
says Dr. Mary Ann Leeper, 
president and CEO of the Fe- 
male Health Company. 

Developmental research 
on Reality began in 1987. All 
studies were submitted to the 
Food and Drug Administra- 
tion, and given fmal approval 
in May 1993. 

Reality is currently the 
only female condom available 
inthe United States. They may 
be purchased over the counter 
nationwide in all major drug- 
store chains, supermarket 
chains, independent pharma- 
cies and grocery stores. They 
will also soon be available at 
nonprofit health clinics across 
the country. The suggested 
retail price for a box of three 
Reality female condoms is 
$8.99, and for a box of six, 

Projects teach beyond classroom 

By Kate Schindler 
News Editor 

Oglethorpe Univer- 
sity has found yet another way 
to enhance the learning process 
of its students tlirougli two new 

Oglethorpe faculty and 
administrators have recently 
completed tlie initial plamiing 
of two new university projects, 
Atlanta in the Classroom and 
The Urban Leadership Pro- 
gram. Atlanta in the Class- 
room utilizes Atlanta as an 
educational resource, while 
the Urban Leadership Program 
works to bring students into 
the community in order lo de- 
velop leadership skills. Each 
project works to involve At- 
lanta in the learning process of 
Ogletliorpe students. Project 
coordinators recognized the 
educational benefits tliat the 
city lias to offer tlie Oglethorpe 
curriculum, and as a result. 

fomiulated classes which will 
put these benefits to use for stu- 

"We have an interesting 
phenomena outside our door, 
a huge laboratory of human 
successes and failures. Stu- 
dents will gain more out of life 
by interacting with urban 
America," says Dr. William 
Briglitman, a coordinator of 
the project Atlanta in the 

Tlie Ogletliorpe campus 
is unusual in that it has been 
placed within a large city. 
Most liberal arts colleges are 
set in small rural towns, pro- 
ducing a strong unity witliin 
tlie campus, as well as, within 
the surrounding community. 
In creating tlie programs, At- 
lanta in tlie Classroom and the 
Urban Leadership Program, 
the university hopes to 
strengtlien their relationship 
between the Dekalb commu- 
nity as well as other Atlanta 

communities. "It is important 
that Oglethorpe University 
steps out into the community," 
says Gale Bamett, director of 
the center for urban leadeiship. 
"Tlie world we live in is con- 
stantly changing. The skills 
that the students develop 
through interaction with the 
community are valuable in 
that they prepare students for 
tliose unpredictable changes." 
Four courses, which are 
to be offered during the spring 
semester of 1995, have been 
developed by coordinators of 
Atlanta in the Classroom. 
Each class will incorporate 
Atlanta into tlie course in dif- 
ferent ways. Investigative 
Writing, tauglit by Dr. Michael 
McClure, asks students to vol- 
unteer for various community 
organizations. Students of this 
class will write papers based 
on tlie knowledge and experi- 
ence they have gained while 
volunteering. Franco-Ameri- 

can Relations in Trade and 
Culture, taught by Dr. Jay 
Lutz, involves the interaction 
of students with French-speak- 
ing business people of the At- 
lanta area. Democratic 
Theory and Culture, taught by 
Dr. Robin Le Blanc, involves 
the study of Atlanta commu- 
nities. Finally, Radical Reli- 
gion and Revolution, taught 
by Dr. Bradford Smith, fo- 
cuses on Atlanta through the 
study of the civil rights lead- 
ers of the city. 

Like the program At- 
lanta in the Classroom, the 
Urban Leadership Program 
combines a liberal arts educa- 
tion with real world experi- 
ences and issues. The two pro- 
grams differ, however, in that 
the leadership program works 
to shape students into leaders 
through an introduction to the 
complexity of urban life. 

"Leadership is hot," says 
see Urban Leaders page 2 

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November 11, 1994 

Updat e, 

By Brian McNulty 

-Tuesday, 10/4/94, a 

Traer resident reported a gold 
necklace missing from her 
dorm. The Traer resident left 
the necklace in her bathroom 
earlier that morning. Upon re- 
turning later that afternoon she 
discovered that the necklace 
was missing. After extensively 
searching her room for the 
necklace, she reported to secu- 
rity that it was missing. 

-Wednesday, 10/12/94, 
A student pulling out of the 
upper parking lot, ran into two 
parked cars. The student 
pulled out of a parking space 
near Trustee Hall and pro- 
ceeded to make a left, heading 
in the direction of Greek row. 
While turning, the tail end of 
his car "slid out," and he 
crashed into two parked cars. 
Some damage was sustained 
by the vehicles, while no inju- 
ries were reported. 

-Recently a parking 
space for motorcycles was des- 
ignated in the northeast section 
of the Upper parking lot. 

-In the security update 
forthe October 13, 1 994 issue, 
a factual error appeared about 
the accident that occurred on 
September 15, 1994. The re- 
port stated that the westbound 
driver failed to yield to the 
northbound driver, at the inter- 
section in front of the back 
gate, and ran into the north- 
bound driver. In actuality the 
northbound driver ran into the 
westbound vehicle, and con- 
U-ary to what was previously 
reported, extensive vehicular 
damage and personal injuries 
occurred. The reason for the 
error in that report had to do 
with the ambiguity of the 
intersection's right-of-way. 
There are yield signs instruct- 
ing drivers to yield to traffic 
entering the campus from 
Woodrow Way, but nothing is 
mentioned about traffic exiting 
the Traer parking lot. It seems 
that both drivers had the right- 
of-way, neither driver was 
obliged to stop. 

Rotary program goes international 

By Kristiane Pedersen 

This weekend Georgia 

Southern University at 
Statesboro hosted the biggest 
class of the Georgia Rotary 
Student Program (GRSP) so 
far. Eighty students fi'om 35 
different countries gatliered at 
this first conclave of the year. 

The students benefit 
fi-om the generosity of the Ro- 
tary Clubs in Georgia, who 
have put together a student 
program to support goodwill 
and international understand- 
ing. The GRSP students attend 
universities throughout the 
state of Georgia, five of the stu- 
dents are at Oglethorpe. 

At the reception Friday 
afternoon, tlie students made 
the first vague attempts to get 

Urban leaders 

continued from page 1 
Bamett. "This program offers 
students valuable skills and an 
opportunity to participate in 
their environment. Bamett 
continues, students need lead- 
ership skills for decision mak- 
ing and the advancement of 
their careers. This program 
gives students a leg up when 
entering the job market." 

The program is designed 
to begin at the start of a 
student's sophomore year and 
will progress through their se- 
nior year. The leadership pro- 
gram, however, can be com- 
pleted by those students in 
their junior year. Students 
must complete seven course 
requirements in order to obtain 
recognition for completion of 
the leadership program. 

Three leadership elec- 
tive courses will be offered 
during spring semester of 
1995. Two of these courses. 
Democratic Theory and Poli- 
tics and Radical Revolution 
and Religion, are classified as 
leadership courses, as well as 
Atlanta in the Classroom 
courses. The third leadership 
course, Business and Politics, 
will be taught by Dr. Joseph 

to know each oilier It was not 
easy to keep names, countries, 
and schools apart in the heat, 
but as the weekend passed on 
the students improved and at 
the end most were able to say 
that they had made 89 new 

Friday night was the of- 
ficial welcoming. One of the 
local Rotarians hosted a bar- 
becue and tlie students intro- 
duced themselves formally to 
the Rotary Host Club in 
Statesboro and the Rotarians. 

Early Saturday morn- 
ing, 80 bleary-eyed students 
were ready to find out about 
tlie more profound meaning of 
Rotary, Georgia, the US A and 
especially tlie GRSP This in- 
formation was provided by 
several speeches during the 

Along with speeches on 
goodwill and understanding, 
the students learned about the 
differences between the US 
and their home countries (for 
example, that class attendance 
is imperative). They were also 
taught about the four 
"snakes": drugs, drinking, 
driving, and dating. For the 
Rotary Exchange students 
these are called the four D's 
and there is a "no" in front of 
each of them. The GRSP stu- 
dents are believed to be able 
to take care of tliemselves, es- 
pecially after being told the 
consequences of their acts. 

Ivan Viest, wlio was with 
the very first class of Rotary 
students in 1947-1948, told 
the students about how the 
GRSP remained an important 
factor throughout his life. 

Viest was originally from 
Czechoslovakia, but decided 
to stay in the USA after the 
Russians took over in Czecho- 
slovakia in 1948. 

Saturday night a big 
banquet was given in honor of 
the students who were, with a 
few exceptions, dressed in their 
national costumes. To show 
their gratitude, the students 
provided the after dinner en- 

A Danish girl, Kirstine 
Mol 1, took the lead on bagpipe 
after an introduction by 
Alastair Raitt from Scotland. 
She was followed by dances 
from India, Thailand, Turkey, 
Ghana, and Sweden. Many of 
the students chose to sing 
songs in their native languages 
while others had musical tal- 

Knippenberg. During this 
class, students will examine 
area businesses. 

"The fact that the uni- 
versity has established the Ur- 
ban Leadership Program dis- 
tinguishes Ogletliorpe from 
among other universities in the 
Atlanta area," says 

In addition to the course 

requirements, seniors involved 
with the program participate in 
the Skills Portfolio Workshop. 
The purpose of the workshop 
is to aid students in complet- 
ing an individual assessment 
of their aspirations, talents, 
experience, and skills which 
the student has acquired 
through the leadership pro- 
gram. The portfolio will also 

include the written products of 
the seven academic courses in 
the program, a written sum- 
mary of personal results and 
conclusions derived from the 
skills portfolio workshop, a 
report of the student's activi- 
ties as a leader in action, and a 
fmal paper explaining the stu- 
dents experiences and growth 
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Karen Beach 
Kate Bridges 
David Carroll 
Feleica Christian 
Lanier Coulter 
Katie Fletcher 
Allison Gatliff 
Yolanda Hernandez 

Ryan P. Queen 
Chopper Johnson 
Jason Thomas 

Stephen Cooper 
Adam Kearney 
Robert Miller 
Shaimon Montgomery 
Heather Carlen 
Maria Johnson 
Kimberly Jones 
Cole Maddox 
Helen M. Quinones 
Kate Schindler 
Kimberly Wilkes 
Pat Mulhearn 
Darvl Brooks 

Stacie Bosch ma 
Cheryl Calupas 
Jennifer Chiofalo 
Adam Corder 
Justin Eleff 
Patrick Floyd 
Lu Green 
Kelly Holland 

OSA party suprise success 

By Tliarius D. Sumler 
Special to The Stormy Petrel 

October 29 about 230 

students and tlieir guests gath- 
ered at tlie dining hall for an 
niglit of dancing, free food, and 
free alcohol. Tlie Ogletliorpe 
Student Association (OSA) 
sponsored tliis "Fall Basil," 
originally planned as a ware- 
house party, amid a flurry of 
confiision and debate. 

The concept of Ware- 
house Party grew out a desire 
within OSA to sponsor difiFer- 
ent kinds of events that at- 
tracted larger numbers of stu- 

"Typically money's 
been spent on small tilings in 
the Bomb Shelter that are ex- 
clusive in who tliey caterto, or 
movie niglit which is kind of 
random." said Bryan Fryman, 
OSA Senator 

"1 think the majority of 
students on campus enjoy par- 
ties, not ventriloquists in tlie 
Bomb Shelter," says Jason 
Fislier, OSA President. 

OSA was to pick up the 
tab for tlie warehouse, music, 
food, and alcohol, in addition, 
buses would shuttle students to 
and from tlie tlien undisclosed 
location in Lilbum (Gwimiett 

County) to reduce or alleviate 
incidents of drinking and driv- 

Planning was nearly 
halted by concerns from the 
administration about the serv- 
ing of alcohol. A city ordi- 
nance in Lilbum that prohib- 
its the consumption of alcohol 
at parties by a group also 
caused a delay. Despite tliese 
problems, tlie party took place 
October 29tli. Reactions have 
been generally favorable. 

"They [the students] 
seemed to be getting mto the 
music, each other, and the al- 
coliol," said Tomika Powell "it 
seemed to me that the crowd 
tliey had was enjoying them- 
selves immensely." 

"I liked it because it 
drew a different crowd. Nor- 
mally only fraternities throw 
parties., this drew a more di- 
verse crowd," said Dennis 

"I made a big deal about 
alcohol because I knew people 
would come," said Michael 
Billingsley, publicity chairper- 
son for the event, "I think it 
would have hurt it [the party] 
if we didn't have alcohol." 

The emphasis on alcohol 
earned OSA some criticism 
from students who opposed 

the serving of alcohol and/or 
the purchasing of alcohol with 

"It's like their money 
[students under 21] is being 
spent on something they can't 
use or they can't access be- 
cause of their age," said Den- 
nis Kieman. 

OSA asserting that most 
Oglethorpe students like to 
drink, insisted that they were 
responding to student de- 

"OSA's purpose is to 
serve the majority of the stu- 
dent body, people who are un- 
der age don't have to drink," 
said Kelly Holland "we're in 
college and we have to deal 
with things like that." "If we 
didn't pull off something big 
that all the students liked they 
would have questioned the use 
of the money," said Bryan 

The party was a success 
to students in and outside of 
OSA Changes resulted in an 
estimated $3000 difference in 
cost from the original budget 
of $4750. 

"We promised the stu- 
dents a party... so this was a 
very good alternative [to the 
warehouse party]," said 
Shauna Graf 

Heard it through the Grapevine... 

News and events in ana around Oglethorpe University 

Stephanie Hunter 

Jaime Jedrychowski 

Jeremiah Jeflfra 

Jena Jolissaint 

Trudie Jones 

Jean Kassem 

Karmin Keiser 

John Knight 

Michael Mahoney 

Rachael Mason 

Brian McNulty 

Megan McQueen 

Coy Miller 

Dunn Neugebauer 

Christopher Paragone 

Kristiane Pedersen 

Jeanette Randall 

Jason Reese 

Daniel Rosenthal 

Ahna Sagrera 

Brum Sattar 

Ann Schewe 

Michael Shirley 

Laura Sinclair 

Brandon Smith 

Jason Stackhouse 

Melissa Stinnett 

Tharius Sumter 

Eric Van Winkle 

Christie Willard 

Anthony Wilson 

Cathrine Wolfe 


Bill Brightman 

Linda Bucki 

Michael McClure 1 

Tlie Oglethorpe Univer- 
sity singers and University 
Chorale Fall Concert featuring 
Oedipus Tex, a comic orato- 
rio version of Sophocles' Oe- 
dipus Rex, was held at 8 p.m. 
Friday (November 11) in 
Lupton Auditorium on cam- 

In addition to traditional 
music by Schutz, Zingarelli, 
Victoria, Mozart, Monteverdi, 
Hayden and Mulholland, the 
concert culminated with a 
comic twist. PD.Q. Bach's 
Western parody of the Greek 
tragedy utilizes student solo- 
ists, pianists, a s>iitliesizer, a 
cello, a country fiddle, trum- 
pets, guitars, percussion and 
part of a french horn. Per- 
foniied in costume, "Oedipus 
Tex" combines history, trag- 
edy, and comedy to create a 
hysterically entertaining and 
unique program. 

One of the singers. 

Chanda Creasy, said, "The au- 
dience will probably be sur- 
prised because the singers' 
performances are usually more 
fonnal. Tlie fall concert will 
hopefijlly be a lot of fun for 
both the participants and the 

On October 27, 1994 
new individuals were tapped 
for membership in Oglethorpe 
circle of Omicron Delta 
Kappa, the national leadership 
honorary society. These indi- 
viduals are as follow: Juniors, 
Stephen Cooper, Chanda 
Creasy, James Faasse, Jason 
Fisher, Jenifer Parks, Elizabeth 
Stockton; Seniors, Lori Green, 
Michelle John, Kent McKay, 
Michael Thomas; Faculty/ 
staff. Bill Brightman and 
Elizabeth Smith. 

These new members will 
be initiated formally on Friday, 
December 2 at 6:30 PM in the 
Great Hall of Hearst. After- 
wards, at 7:30 they, and the 
rest of the members of ODK, 
will participate in the Boar's 
Head Ceremony in Lupton 

The Oglethorpe Univer- 
sity Playmakers present Tina 
Howe's "Museum," a comedy 
of absurdities that delivers a 
serious message, Thursday 
November 17 at 8 p.m. in 
Lupton Auditorium. 

Other performances are 
scheduled for Friday and Sat- 
urday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5 
general admission for the 
Thursday show; $7 general 
admission for the Friday and 
Saturday shows. Call (404) 
364-8343 for information. 

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November 11, 1994 

Call to integrate religion into core curriculum 

By J. Kent McKay 

Special to The Stormy Petrel 

I would just Ul<e to dis- 
pel a few rumors. First of all, 
I haven't been at Oglethorpe 
seven years; neither was I bom 
here. I arrived in the Fall of 
1990. That does, however, 
mean that I have been around 
long enough to notice a few 
problems with the school - 
which brings me to the second 

In contradiction to what 
you are told from the moment 
you are bom into the OU com- 
munity, I must let you know 
that THE CORE is not so all- 
knowing and all inclusive as 
it is cracked up to be. 

What are our present 
ways of understanding our- 
selves and the universe? 

Well, I for one (along 
with most of history) fmd that 
my understanding is greatly in- 
fluenced by my belief in a God. 
Yet neither an attempt to un- 
derstand faith nor the meaning 
of belief have been addressed 
in any of the 47 courses I have 

How do these ways of 
understanding evolve? 

Did not religion play a 
mighty part in, say, the middle 
ages, the industrial revolution, 
and the founding of America? 
Almost all the arts, philoso- 
phies, and social changes in the 
last 500 years have been de- 
veloped to bolster, developed 
to oppose, or otherwise influ- 
enced by religion. It would 
seem that to understand reac- 
tions to religion, we must first 
understand that religion, yet 
there is no study of religion it- 
self in the core. 

How do we deal with 
conflicts in our ways of under- 

This is a biggie. Is there 
anything more conflictive than 
creation vs. evolution, design 
vs. chance? And is there any- 
thing glazed over more 

quickly in Freshman Biology? 
In my Freshman Biology class 
we had about ten minutes of 
one lecture devoted to naming 
and defining different theories 
of origins. We then spent the 
rest of the class studying evo- 
lution. And, when I asked, 
"How do we know these con- 
ditions [necessary for sponta- 
neous generation in the pri- 
mordial goo] existed?" The 

with someday. But the 
Oglethorpe core does not seem 
to prepare them for dealing 
with conflicts if the ways of 
thinking involved are based in 
religion. Indeed, it seems that 
the core almost seeks to avoid 
dealing with religious conflicts 
in our ways of understanding, 
and in doing so cheats the stu- 
dents of a rich, pervasive as- 
pect of thought, and hence, of 

nose (or so the faculty hopes). 
We are more than capable of 
evaluating ourselves critically, 
and often — most notably in 
Human Nature and Philoso- 
phy — class discussions come 
around to questions of faith. 
But this has to happen by some 
kind of coercion or accident. 
It cannot be what was sup- 
posed to happen because, at 
present, there is no structural 

" Is it in any way educational to 
ignore a question because it is 
too distracting, or complex, or 
volatile? " 

teacher replied, "If this had 
not been the atmospheric 
makeup, life could not have 
been generated." End of con- 
versation. Perhaps I'm 
wrong. Perhaps we are all 
mutant monkeys, but am I bet- 
ter offfor being allowed to live 
with my delusion? Is it, in any 
way, educational to ignore this 
question because it is too dis- 
tracting, or because it is too 
volatile, or because there is no 
answer and modem science is 
starting from a highly unsci- 
entiflc presumption? No, it is 
not. And more to the point, it 
subverts our hallowed core 
curriculum isolating the 
Goslin Geeks from critical 

Again, in international 
relations and politics, religious 
thought (and opposition to it) 
is a wellspring of never-end- 
ing turmoil. But is this reli- 
gious thought analyzed? 
Rarely, and then only in pass- 
ing. Here is a real life prob- 
lem that Oglethorpe grads may 
well have a chance of dealing 


How do we decide what 
is of value? 

Not to belabor a point, 
but many people, me included, 
often decide what is of value 
based on a morality from di- 
vine revelation. Is this valu- 
able? How do we decide what 
religion or morality is of 

Finally, How do we de- 
cide how to live our lives? 

Here religion is hugely 
conspicuous in its absence. 
There is no more impacting 
decision to a Moslem, Chris- 
tian, Jew, etc. than to follow the 
teachings of their chosen reli- 
gion. It then follows by ab- 
straction that tliere is no more 
impacting decision to an athe- 
ist or agnostic tlian to not fol- 
low a faith. Yet tlie core of- 
fers no class which evaluates 
or compares religions, or 
which encourages us to evalu- 
ate religious dedication. 

Of course the 
Oglethorpe student doesn't 
need to be led around by the 

place for religion in the core. 
The students are not allowed 
to dwell on religious questions 
because to do so, other, ac- 
cepted, course material would 
have to be omitted. 

You might take issue 
with me. You might ask, 
"Should a college education 
really include religion? That 
is, is there really a place for 
something as irrational as re- 
ligion in a serious, quality (not 
to mention expensive) educa- 
tion?" Perhaps not, but isn't 
that something you could an- 
swer if you were better edu- 
cated about religion and its 
rationale. (You will note a 
subtle irony there.) Perhaps 
religion is only at home in an 
education like Oglethorpe's 
which has these fundamental 
core questions. Whatever the 
case with education in the ab- 
stract, the education at 
Oglethorpe must include a re- 
ligious component if it truly 
intends to grapple with such 
monstrosities as the core ques- 
tions. (Which is not to imply 

that I disapprove of the core 
questions. I much prefer them 
to "How shall I make the most 
money?" or "What is the best 
way to cut hair?" That's why 
I'm here.) 

Adding religion to the 
core need not detract from the 
quality of the existing curricu- 
lum. Comparative Religion or 
The Philosophy of Religion 
(an obscure, but already exist- 
ing class) could be another 
core option. I would recom- 
mend that freshman science 
majors be required to take a 
team-taught, six-hour Philoso- 
phy/Religion/ Biology class 
called Origins. This course 
could satisfy their philosophy 
and analytical writing require- 
ments, an could be open to 
other freshmen as space per- 
mitted. The course would al- 
low the important, relevant 
moral and ethical questions 
which science affords to be in- 
vestigated in a fomm which 
would not distract from the 
pursuit of actual scientific 
knowledge. It would also al- 
low science (and other) stu- 
dents to deal with the questions 
before dedicating themselves 
to studying a few answers. 

I would like to see a re- 
ligion departmoit — or at least 
a religion minor develop at 
Oglethorpe, but I realize that 
the school is small and must 
work within its restrictive 
means. I also realize that I 
will be leaving soon and won't 
get to see it if and when it does 

Some things are, if not 
fated, at least practically in- 
evitable. 1 am eventually go- 
ing to have to graduate, and 
Oglethorpe, if the core ques- 
tions are ever to be really ap- 
proached, is going to have to 
add religion to the core. We 
should have religion classes 
now. Maybe the reason I keep 
hanging around is in the hopes 
ofseeing them appear. Maybe 
I will hang around until they 
do appear. (That's not a threat 
— really.) 

November 11, 1994 

Page 5 


Greed in Washington: Healtlicare tlie issue 

. . -.^^ Hiirino the second half of his as it was elected to do so. 

By Catlierine Wolfe 

Once again, greed has 

reared its ugly head, and we 
only have Congress to lliank 
for that. Senator George 
Mitchell's announcement Uiat 
health care reform legislation 
would not be passed tliis year 
came as bitter medicine for the 
proponents of a universal 
health care plan. But advo- 
cates of health care reform 
should not be the only ones 
concerned with the sudden 
death of such a weighty issue. 
Everyone should question tlie 
motives behind the abandon- 
ment of one of the most widely 
debated issues of the nineties. 
But before motives are 
called into question, let's reex- 
amine the cold, hard facts 
about the current health care 
system. Presently, 37.4 mil- 
lion Americans are uninsured, 
according to the US Census 
Bureau. Two-thirds of the un- 
insured are working adults 
who have no employee plan. 
Newsweek columnist Jane 
Bryant Quirin points out, "In 
a year, one in four may lose 
coverage. The rest are just a 
pink slip away." Tlie sole re- 
liance on employment for 
health care coverage can only 
mean disaster, given the cur- 
rent trends in the work force. 
But if you are not yet 
convinced of the need for re- 
form, consider tliis: it is con- 
servatively projected that 
health care spending will grow 
to 18.9% of the economy by 
the end of the century. With- 
out reform, medical costs will 
continue to rise at three times 
the rate of inflation. This in- 
flation eventually transfers to 
the consumer in the form of 
higher insurance premiums, 
yet the consumer rarely ac- 
knowledge this practice. As 
costs continue to escalate and 
the consumer continues to ac- 
cept the "insurance standard," 
more and more Americans are 
forced to drop their insurance 
in order to make ends meet. 
Thus, this departure from the 
status of insured to that of un- 
insured is not a decision made 

by choice, but by necessity 
Health care reform no longer 
is an irrelevant issue — it af- 
fects all of us. 

Now, for the burning 
question — why tlie coup de 
grace of such a pressing issue 
as health care? Could tlie de- 
mise of any promise of refonn 
be linked to tlie "almiglity dol- 
lar"? Most undoubtedly, yes. 
Take a look at tlie mechanics 
of tlie health care debate itself 
Tlie great debate suddenly be- 
came overshadowed by the in- 
surance industries and phar- 
maceutical companies, each 
vying for its own piece of tlie 
pie. How is it that their vocif- 
erous lobbyists received more 
"air time" at Washington's in- 
sider debates tlian more cred- 
ible sources? Clearly, tlieir 
precious interests were at stake 
and correcting the current 
system's waste would only 
mean major financial and po- 
litical losses. But if you still 
have doubts about his claim, 
maybe tliis tidbit of informa- 
tion will clear up the issue: 
during tlie first ten niontlis of 
1993, Congress received $8.3 
million from Political Action 
Committees comprised of doc- 
tors and health insurance in- 

dustry executives — an in- 
crease of 22 percent from 

Even tliougli tliese lob- 
byists dominated tlie debate, 
tlieir success in tliis round of 
legislation was not without the 
aid of other special interest 
groups. Who can forget tliose 
"Harry and Louise" ads spon- 
sored by the Healtli Insurance 
Association of America? And 
what about tlie $9 million ad 
campaign against refonn spon- 
sored by Taxpayers Against 
Government Takeovers? It 
seems ludicrous tliat tliese 30 
second spots warning against 
"socialized Medicare" were 
allowed to air fallacious infor- 
mation without accounting for 
their mistakes. 

But are special interest 
groups the only ones to blame 
for the defeat of health care? 
Hardly. Bipartisan politics 
seems to have played an inte- 
gral role in stalling reform. 
Democrats wavered on the is- 
sue and reftised to take a firm 
stand. Republicans inched to- 
wards bipartisan legislation to 
"break" Bill Clinton because 
tliey realized how difficult it 
would be for Clinton to rein- 
state health care legislation 

during the second half of his 
term. These calculated mo- 
tives only frustrated the situa- 
tion more. Maybe it is time for 
Congress to "quit playing poli- 
tics" and serve the constituents 

as it was elected to do so. How 
can we or Congress possibly 
justify having the best health 
care in the world but only for 
those few who can afford it? 
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Trusting in God and keeping the faith 

To the Editor; 

I am very pleased wtli the feature article telling of my success at Georgia Tech; however, there b another side of 

the story which I feel is of even greater importance. 

I am writing tliis letter on October 14. Tlie date is important because two years ago today, my back was broken m a 
wrestling accident. Several weeks later, I returned home Uie victim of an accident Uie Navy still officially refuses to admit to. 
Many people know these facts. What is largely unknown is how my life has come full circle since the accident. 

I owe my recovery to someone very special who took care — and yes, tolerated me during the months of my rehabilitation 
and beyond. Stripped of my scholarship, my mission in life, and my dream, all I had left was my faith. You see, three years 
before, I became a Christian. I knew that no matter what happened, God would neverfor^e me. Over the last two years, I have 
provided the sweat and the studying, God has provided everything else. 

It is true tliat 1 will never return to be a part of the Navy Blue and Gold; however, the sense of innerhumility and drive that 
I gained will always be far, far more precious. My victory is not reflected in my awards, my victory is reflected in those lives I 
have touched in a positive manner. Althougli 1 will always fall short of where I should be, I wiU always attempt to be the best 
possible role model. These are the things tliat make me tick. Until next time, keep tlie faith. 

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November 11, 1994 

Call to continue intervention in foreign policy 

By David R. Pass 

Special to The Stormy Petrel 

In the September issue 

of The Stormy Petrel, there 
appeared an editorial entitled 
"Another round of Clinton's 
foreign policy blunders." In it, 
staff writer Stacie Boschma 
offered the position that 
"...United States of America 
has no moral obligation to 
serve as policeman to the 
world." She then went on to 
criticize President Clinton for 
threatening to invade Haiti in 
order to force the de facto re- 
gime of General Raoul Cedras 
from power and to restore the 
democratically elected presi- 
dent, Jean Bertrand Aristide. 
In support, she cited various 
recent foreign policy blunders 
on the part of the United States, 
particularly in regards to Cen- 
tral and South America. She 
also preposterously asserted 
that an invasion of Haiti could 
turn into another Vietnam. In 
conclusion, she gave praise 
and thanksgiving tliat former 
President Jimmy Carter was 
able to talk the de facto regime 
out of power just a few min- 
utes before the invasion was 
scheduled to begin, preventing 
President Clinton "from dig- 
ging us into trenches we might 
have never gotten out of" 

I would agree with Ms. 
Boschma that the U.S. has no 
moral obligation to police the 
world, but we as a nation do 
have the moral obligation to 
attempt to undo past injustices 
that we have committed on 
other nations. The tone of Ms. 
Boschma's editorial suggests 
that the problems in the Car- 
ibbean and Central America 
are rooted in recent (post- 
World War II) U.S. foreign 
policy. Perhaps a history les- 
son is in order Ever since the 
issuance of the Monroe Doc- 
trine, the United States has in- 
volved itself in the affairs of 
the western hemisphere. This 
involvement took an imperial- 
istic tone during the Polk ad- 
ministration under the prin- 
ciple that the United States had 
a "manifest destiny" to possess 
and control all land in North 
America between the Atlantic 
Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. 
There was also talk at this 
point of annexing Cuba. The 

imperialistic tone took a nasty 
turn when the Roosevelt Cor- 
ollary came into effect and the 
U.S. became the "Gestapo" of 
the western hemisphere. This 
is where we were wrong. The 
repercussions of taking our 
"big stick" and knocking 
smaller nations over Uie head 
with it has given rise both di- 
rectly and indirectly to the mis- 
erable economic and social 
conditions in many nations in 
our hemisphere. Recent for- 
eign policy has attempted to 
riglit those wrongs. 

To say that we have been 
successful in this endeavor 
would be the epitome of hy- 
pocrisy. But does that mean we 
should stop trying? 1 think we 
all know tliat sanctions don't 
work. Anyone wlio tliinks tliat 
because of the wonderful ef- 
fects of sanctions Fidel Castro 
is not sitting in an air-condi- 
tioned palace eating rich cui- 
sine and smoking a fat 
"^Cuband" is living in a dream 
world. The only people sanc- 
tions hurt are "the poor 

huddled masses" we find 
bound for our shores on make- 
shift rafts. We also find that 
true in Haiti, where the de 
facto regime showed no signs 
of bowing to the pressure of 
international sanctions. By 
imposing sanctions, we only 
hurt the "little guy." By at- 
tempting to force the military 
regime from power, we are 
helping liiiii. Look at the re- 
sponse to our presence. People 
crowded the streets cheering 
our soldiers. Because of our 
efforts, Haiti has a new shot at 

What about the return of 
President Aristide? Ms. 
Bosclima objects to allowing 
tliis proponent of "necklacing" 
to return to power. I would 
tend to agree with her if tliere 
were another viable alterna- 
tive. Aristide is more popular 
now in Haiti than he was when 
elected with 70%of tlie popu- 
lar vote. To not allow him to 
return would be burning 
bridges instead of building 
them. Besides, he has agreed 

not to run again in the next 
election tentatively set for 
1996, and any attempts at 
"necklacing" now would be 
political suicide. We must 
make sure he keeps his prom- 
ise. Perhaps then Haiti will be 
in the hands of both a strong 
and a good leader and, with the 
help of the rest of the world, 
can build a national economy. 
The final aspect of Ms. 
Boschma 's editorial that I will 
take issue with is her assertion 
that an invasion of Haiti could 
turn into another Vietnam. If 
this were Bosnia we were talk- 
ing about, I would agree. But 
Haiti does not have the geo- 
graphical barriers that Bosnia 
has and Vietnam had. One 
couldn't fit the number of 
troops involved In the Vietnam 
War on the whole island of 
Hispanola'. Finally, I don't 
believe that the 12,000 troops 
in the Haitian national mili- 
tia, with their outdated weap- 
onry and scarce supplies, 
could stand a chance against 
the number of well-equipped 

troops the U.S. could insert. 
Even the great General Rob- 
ert E. Lee couldn't defend 
Richmond from the numbers 
of fed, clothed, and armed 
troops that Grant attacked 
with, despite the fact that the 
Confederate troops were stron- 
ger fighters, shrewder strate- 
gists, and had a better geo- 
graphical positioa 

What I am saying is that 
President Clinton is trying to 
help his fellow man succeed 
and deserves a pat on the back 
— and not a knife in it — for 
handling a terrible situation 
in a productive manner. No, 
the United States should not 
be the police force of the 
world, but we are condemned 
to the "big stick" philosophy 
until we undo the wrongs in 
our hemisphere committed by 
our countrymen before us. I 
am not saying that the solu- 
tions will be easy. I am not 
saying that every solution will 
work. But we owe it to our- 
selves and to the world to keep 

Death for death? Ask the government 

By Adam Corder 

The death penalty is a 

heinous and hypocritical sen- 
tence that punishes murder 
witli murder. Immediately, I 
am incensed by this brand of 
governmental hypocrisy, and, 
as if this weren't detestable 
enough, the recent Crime Bill 
has included capital punish- 
ment as a sentence for such 
crimes as racketeering and 
drug trafficking. How can a 
legitimate government possi- 
bly declare murder the most 
heinous and hellish crime in 
the history of mankind and 
then turn around and engage 
in it in the random and racist 
manner in which our govern- 
ment does. 

"Deterrence!" Tlie pro- 
ponents of the death penalty 
scream, "Deterrence !" Unfor- 
tunately, murder is not a 
deterrable crime. Rarely are 
the repercussions ever mea- 
sured in such a crime of pas- 
sion. It's a split second mis- 
take, a tragic moment in time 

when emotion takes the place 
of reason. Now Uiere are ex- 
ceptions to tliis, but in 1991 71 
% of inmates on deatli row had 
never committed a felony be- 
fore. Tliat tells me that tliey 
snapped. Men who avenged 
dead family members or took 
the law into their own hands 
against spousal infidels. These 
slips in consciousness are re- 
grettably undeterrable, and 
any argument to the contrary 
denies tliat murder is a crime 
of passion, and tliat is ridicu- 

There is no denying tliat 
the govenunent makes mis- 
takes in most of its intercourse 
with society. Tlie sentencing 
of death is no exception. Once 
inflicted, the death penalty's 
irreversibility prevents correct- 
ing those instances in which 
the criminal justice system 
convicts the wrong person. 
Since the death penalty was 
reinstated in 1976, 188 people 
have been executed in 
America, and of tliose 6 have 
been proven innocent by after- 
the fact evidence or later con- 

fession. Six innocent people 
have died at the hands of insti- 
tutionalized homicide by a 
self-proclaimed champion of 
life, the American criminal 
justice system. Who knows 
how many more have been 
executed innocently without 
such revelation? This infiiri- 
ates me more than 100 guilty 
men going free. If one irmo- 
cent man dies as result of this 
sentence, then it is wrong. 

Experts have known for 
decades that the death penalty 
is administered in a racially 
discriminatory manner Here 
are some very telling and 
simple statistics. From 1984 
to 1992 African -Americans 
committed 64 % of all death 
penalty-eligible crimes, yet 
they occupied 9 1 % of death 
row beds. What's more, a re- 
spected 1989 study by David 
Balbus shows that if a white 
man kills a black man in 
America, he has a 9 % chance 
of getting the death penalty. If 
a black man kills a white man 
in America, he has a 46 % 
chance of getting the death 

penalty. One can argue statis- 
tical inaccuracy all the live- 
long day, but even the most lib- 
eral margin of error still indi- 
cates a definite racial bias in 
execution sentences. 

The government tells us 
that murder is illegal. It tells 
us that it is the most vile be- 
trayal of birthright that man- 
kind can commit. If the gov- 
ernment were to sell drugs to 
ftind a war against drugs, the 
public would scream hypo- 
crites and march on Washing- 
ton, burning public officials in 
effigy. The government wants 
to play God. It is ridiculously 
hypocritical, patently ineffec- 
tive, and definitely racist. 
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Su- 
preme Court Justice and one 
of the most levelheaded ge- 
niuses of all time said, "It is 
better that 100 guilty men go 
free then that the government 
play an ignoble part." Truer 
words have never been spoken. 
And innocent men have died 
at the hands of our govern- 

November 11, 1994 



OSA puts new student activities fees to use 

By Mary Poteet 

Special to The Stormy Petrel 

This is being written 

in response to some concern 
brought up at the Senate meet- 
ing on Monday, October 10. 
The concern is over what OSA 
is spending money on, and 
whether or not this is appro- 
priate spending, particularly 
the recently increased activi- 
ties fee. This article is to in- 
form all Oglethorpe students 
what their money is going to 
and to provide some evidence 
of the thoughtful consider- 
ations of OSA in planning 
these social events. 

The two events causing 
the concern are a Fall/Hallow- 
een "Warehouse Party" which 
was October 29, and a nicer 
"Holiday Party" planned for 
December 12. The, reason 
OSA decided to sponsor these 
two social events came from 
complaints and questions of 
students asking, "What's be- 
ing done with our recently in- 
creased activities fee?" OSA 
feels that these two new social 

events will add "bigger and 
better" activities to the fall se- 
mester, much like the ones 
people look forward to in the 
spring semester: Homecom- 
ing, and "Stomp the Lawn." 
However, neitlier of tliese ac- 
tivities are intended to replace 
or even be like eitlier of our 
traditional spring social ex- 

The "Warehouse Parly" 
was intended to be exactly 
what it sounds like -a party in 
a warehouse. It was planned to 
be a very casual, informal 
party for the whole school, 
running from about 10 p.m. to 
3 a.m., with a D.J., dancing, 
free food, alcoholic and non- 
alcoholic drinks. It was the 
niglit alter tlie Chi Phi Hallow- 
een Party, so if you wanted to, 
you could have made the 
whole weekend into one big 
party. The "Holiday Party" is 
intended to act as an extension 
of the annual "Boar's Head 
Ceremony," and especially to 
give the non-Greek students a 
special occasion to attend be- 
sides Homecoming in Febru- 

ary. This will definitely be a 
nicer, more elegant affair than 
tlie "Warehouse Party," and 
people will be more dressed 
up. However, Homecoming 
(semifomial) attire is not in- 
tended, nor necessary. It is cur- 
rently scheduled to be held in 
tlie beautiful Buckliead Towne 
Club, and dancing, refresh- 
ments, and T-shirts are also 
included in this function. 
OSA's main goal with this 
party is to give tlie entire cam- 
pus a chance to enjoy the holi- 
day season and "eat, drink, and 
be merry before finals start." 
I'm sure everyone 
agrees that both of these sound 
like fiin and enjoyable events; 
however, the main concent 
conies from tlie fact tliat some 
OSA money will be used to 
buy alcohol at tliese events. In 
actuality, only a small amount 
of money is actually spent on 
the alcohol for such functions. 
Botli of these events have a 
budget of about four to six 
tliousand dollars and only one 
tliousand dollars is going to- 
wards alcohol for each. There 
are also plans for licensed bar- 

tenders and keys to be taken 
at the door for both functions. 
Some concern was also 
expressed over the fact that not 
all of the campus drinks alco- 
hol, so why is everybody's 
money being spent for alcohol 
that not everybody will drink. 
First of all, note that many 
OS A/Programming Board- 
sponsored events take place on 
campus each semester that 
have no alcohol provided, and 
these two new events are only 
in addition to those. Also, OSA 
is certainly not promoting the 
myth that in order to have a 
good time, alcohol must be in- 
volved; however, OSA has 
found from past experiences 
that if some alcohol is pro- 
vided, more students come to 
the event. If we are to act as 
the student association, we 
must plan for tlie majority of 
students and plan events that 
will attract the most people. 
We are very much aware, and 
can relate to the fact, that this 
campus has heavy drinkers, 
moderate drinkers, occasional 
drinkers, and nondrinkers. In 
order to provide beverages that 

all may enjoy, we are now 
making provisions that more 
nonalcoholic drinks, such as 
virgin mixed drinks, also be 
provided at both of the func- 

In conclusion, OSA 
hopes that the providing of 
limited alcohol at these events 
will not offend students and 
keep them from coming. It has 
not seemed to be a deterrent 
factor with Homecoming, and 
we hope it will not be one for 
these or any other events. 
Please also know that OSA is 
open to your opinions and wel- 
comes them. OSA Senate 
meetings are at 10 p.m. on 
Mondays in the student center. 
We are here to serve you. Even 
though we may not always 
take your personal course of 
action, we want you to feel 
heard, and we will be happy 
to provide you with an expla- 
nation and the reasoning be- 
hind our decisions. Thank you 
for your interest in OSA and 
Oglethorpe as a whole. Please 
continue to let us know what 
you are thinking! 

Election campaign fliers still litter campus 

By JeffPearlman 

Special to The Stormy Petrel 

During fresliman elec- 
tion campaigns I noticed a 
very disturbing trend. The 
members of the freshman class 
who were running for class 
president found it necessary to 
litter our campus with an ex- 
cessive amount of campaign 
signs. Judging from their ac- 
tions, these candidates must 
feel that she or he who has the 
most signs will win the elec- 
tion. I do not think that this is 
true. I usually choose my rep- 
resentatives based on quality, 
rather than who has the most 
creative or largest quantity of 
campaign signs. During the 
campaign, I only saw one flier 
that outlined the goals the can- 
didate would work toward if 
elected. All the rest could be 
deemed witty, cute, funny or 
just plain inane. Is it really 
necessary to pollute our cam- 
pus with such signs over a stu- 
dent association election? 

1 would also like to dis- 
cuss the locations the candi- 
dates chose to post tlieir signs. 
Our campus is full of bulletin 
boards and otlier appropriate 
places to display notifications 
of campus events. The candi- 
dates made full use of tliese 
facilities, yet they still found 
it necessary to post signs on 
trees and with staples no less! 
Trees are living organisms 
which are essential to the 
maintenance of the earth's 
ecological balance. The can- 
didates have abused these trees 
and their audacity appalls me. 
To make the situation even 
more disconcerting, another 
member of the Oglethorpe 
community printed signs to 
educate the candidates about 
the detrimental effects in- 
flicted upon trees by staples. 
After several days, none of the 
candidates had taken action to 
remedy the situation. One can- 
didate did do as tlie note sug- 
gested (to use tape) , but the 
already present staples were 

not removed. 

Tlie main problem tliat 
I have witli tlie campaign tac- 
tics of the freslunen is their 
lack of respect for our campus 
and tlie environment in gen- 
eral. Oglethorpe has a beauti- 
ful campus, and I would like 
for this beauty to remain intact. 
I truly cherish the existing 
natural habitat for squirrels, 
birds, and various singing in- 

sects that is lacking at the con- 
crete campuses of our neigh- 
boring institutions. 

The election has since 
passed in the time between my 
writing this editorial and its 
publication. I certainly hope 
that by this date the candidates 
have cleaned up after them- 
selves, includingthe means by 
which they attached their 
signs to tlie trees. 

In closing, I would like 
to congratulate the winner. I 
urge you to remember what 
you set out to accomplish 
when you fust decided to run 
for office and that you follow 
through to really get things 
done. I am sure that if you 
channel the same energy you 
put into your signs into more 
productive endeavors, you will 
have no trouble in succeeding. 

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November 11, 1994 


Financing and planning international studies 

By Maria Johnson 
Features Editor 

An exciting opportu- 
nity for Oglethorpe students to 
fmance study abroad has just 
been announced: the Na- 
tional Security Education Pro- 

Last year, the United 
States government began this 
new program to provide 
American undergraduates 
with the resources and encour- 
agement they need to acquire 
skills and experience in less 
commonly studied languages 
and cultures. The National 
Security Education Program 
has four principle objectives: 

(1) Build a base of fu- 
ture leaders with international 

(2) Equip Americans 
with an understanding of less 
commonly taught languages 
and cultures, 

(3) Develop a group of 
professionals with less tradi- 
tional kno\Yledge who can 
help the US make sound deci- 
sions, and 

(4) hicrease the number 
of faculty who can educate US 
citizens toward achieving these 

Any student can apply to 
participate in the NSEP as 
long as she or he is an Ameri- 
can citizen. There are no 
specific requirements except 
those set by the program the 
student chooses to participate 
in which can be any study 
abroad program outside of 
western Europe, Canada, New 
Zealand, or Australia. 

Another interesting as- 
pect of this new program is that 
it desires participation by stu- 
dents majoring in areas that do 
not commonly involve study 
abroad, such as the sciences, 
education, and business. 
"Thousands of international 
students come to the United 
States to study science," said 
Dr Jay Lutz, Oglethorpe's 
campus representative for the 
program, "but very few 
Americans go abroad to do the 
same. Interacting with other 
cultures is integral for achiev- 
ing success in the sciences. In 

today's world, you need to be 

Last year, the most 
popular regions studied were 
Japan, Russia, China, and 
Mexico (in tliat order). Tliere- 
fore, Oglethorpe's own ex- 
change program with 
Seigakuin University in 
Saitama-Tokyo, would be an 
excellent place to use this 
scholarship. Students can 
study language at Seigakuin 
for a summer, a semester, or 
for a full year. Also, 
Oglethorpe has an exchange 
program with the Universidad 
de Belgrano in Buenos Aries, 
Argentina and the Universidad 
del Salvador, also in Buenos 
Aries. (This exchange re- 

Spanish.) Both Japanese and 
Latin American cultures are 
less conunoiily studied, and 
would therefore fulfill the re- 
quirements of the scholarship. 

A graduate fellowship for 
study abroad is also available 
for seniors applying to gradu- 
ate school in tlie fields of area 
studies or language. 

The campus selection 
committee is composed of seven 
Oglethorpe faculty members: 
Pamela Beaird, Anthony 
Caprio, Robin LeBlanc, 
Alexander Martin, Viviana 
Plotnik, Phil Zinsmeister, and 
Jay Lutz. Each of tliese faculty 
has a particular area in which 
they could assist students wish- 
ing to apply for tliis Scholar- 

quires an Intermediate level in ship. Dr Martin would be help- 

ful to those students studying 
Russian culture. Dr. LeBlanc 
to those studying Japanese, Dr. 
Plotnik could assist with stu- 
dents studying Spanish, Dr. 
Lutz could assist with students 
studying French, and Dr. 
Zinsmeister could counsel stu- 
dents desiring to go to Latin 
America since he spent his sab- 
batical in Belize last year. 

The application involves 
two essays, one discussing 
your study abroad rationale 
(your specific objectives, 
how this program relates to 
your career goals) and another 
discussing the specific pro- 
gram you will be pursuing 
(your proposed course of 
study, how regional cultural 
activities are integrated in to 

this program). Winners will be 
notified in late April '95. Last 
year 1800 students applied 
and 300 won scholarships. 
This year the competition will 
probably be more keen, but the 
odds are still very good, espe- 
cially if the applicant's major 
is one which doesn't typically 
study abroad. 

International study 
brings fresh perspectives to 
economic, political and social 
issues and also opens a world 
of new experiences and op- 
tions. Contact Dr. Lutz in 
Hearst 307 (messages: 364- 
8377) for more information 
about the National Security 
Education Program — he will 
be glad to assist you in any 
questions you may have. 

Japanese student studies abroad 

By Maria Jolinson 
Features Editor 

Unlike most American 

undergraduates, Noriko 
Murata did not come to college 
the year after graduating from 
■high school. Studying in 
America was a dream for her, 
and now it has finally become 

She was bom in Ibaragi, 
a small town in northern Ja- 
pan, but she and her family 
moved frequently. They 

moved to Tokyo, and Noriko 
stayed there tliroughout high 
school and junior college. She 
majored in English in her Jun- 
ior College, and was a mem- 
ber of the English-speaking 
Society there. 

After graduating from 
her junior college, Noriko got 
a job working for the Secre- 
tariat of the House of Repre- 
sentatives in Japan. She was 
secretary to the Director of 
General Affairs and worked 
with personnel and accounting 

projects. In her office there 
was a glass window that the 
maintenance cleaned, but in 
her opinion they really didn't 
clean it well enough, so one 
day her boss left the office and 
she decided to clean it herself 
Noriko had to wear a skirt and 
higli heels to work, of course, 
but tills didn't stop her from 
climbing on top of the desk and 
the fan to scrub the window. 
Her boss had forgotten some- 
thing and he came back, only 
to see his secretary standing 

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on top of her desk scrubbing 
the window. All he said was 
"I'm sorry!" 

Soon Noriko was trans- 
ferred to the Foreign Affairs 
Department of the House of 
Representatives, where she 
had always wanted to work. 
She helped with relations with 
foreign parliaments by making 
appointments and reservations 
for important foreign guests, 
such as Yacovrev, the right 
arm of Gorbachev. Yacovrev 
was known as "the brain" of 
the communist party. Noriko 
would take the foreign guests 
to the countryside, and show 
tliem tlie beautiftil areas of Ja- 
pan. She also helped prepare 
the Japanese Congress (secu- 
rity, setup) for important for- 
eign speakers such as Nelson 
Mandela, Gorbachev, and the 
Korean president. 

She began to make 
preparations to come to 
America. Making the decision 
to come was very difficult, be- 
cause she loved her job. She 
considered which she would 
regret more, losing her job, or 
never knowing what it would 
have been like to fulfill her 
dream of living in America. 
She quit her job and came to 
Ogletliorpe. How does she feel 
about it? "I 'm sure I made the 
right choice," she said. 

November 11, 1994 


Page 9 

Insider's guide to study abroad help, programs 

By Kristiane Pedersen 

Young strange faces. 
Shy smiles. Quick glances. 
You did it, you took the deci- 
sion and went abroad. Finally 
you are there at a university in 
France or, maybe, Japan. You 
are excited. This is the result 
of months of preparation, of 
worries, and of joys. 

In a split second you re- 
call the faces of your family 
and friends. Then you look 
around. You look at all the 
people surrounding you — 
you know these people are 
going to be your friends. You 
look at the buildings surround- 
ing you — this is going to be 
your home. You are excited. 
You know that this year will 
belong to nobody but you. 

You are the one to make the 
best of it. 

As the Danish writer 
H.C. Andersen said : "To 
travel is to be." 

Every single year stu- 
dents all over the world pull up 
their roots and take off. Desti- 
nations and reasons for going 
are as various as flavors of ice 
cream, but the students have 
one thing in common: they 
take off with an open heart. 
And what tliey get in return is 
a unique experience which 
they will remember for the rest 
of their lives. Not only will 
they have friends all over the 
world but their studies abroad 
also mean increased job oppor- 

The first question is 
where and why. Is tlie purpose 
to study or to work or both? 

There is no limit; Europe, 
Soutli America, Asia, Austra- 
lia, tlie Third World? Oppor- 
tunities exist anywhere in the 
world. Pick and choose, then 
start to investigate. 

If tlie approach is thor- 
ough tlie result could end up 
being very unusual. You 
might discover possibilities 
you did not know existed. 

Dr. Lutz, Oglethorpe's 
expert in international affairs, 
gave a good example. A fe- 
male Oglethorpe student was 
very interested in going to Ger- 
many even tliougli she did not 
speak much Gennan. During 
her research she found the 
perfect program in Vienna, 
Austria. Tliis program is a 
combination of learning Ger- 
man, experiencing the Aus- 
trian culture, and traveling to 

"O "Pin ions. . ._ 

"HoyN do you feel about non- 
Oglethorpe students using the 24 
hour study room?" 

By Kim Jones 

Features Editor 

"I think it's fine." 
Kevin Whittington 

"I don't think they should be 
allowed to when we need it." 
Shanda Hunter 

"Tlirow 'em out.' 
Luke Brown 

"I don 't see why they can't find 
any place else to study. It's 
noisy in there as it is. " 
Joanne Dembicky 

"It's our study room, and tliey 
take our space. Tliey've got 
tlieir own library." 
Ashley Sutherland 

"During midterms and finals 
it should be regulated because 
we need these facilities." 
Paola Barrera 

several places in Europe. 

Or if you are a Biology 
major you can go to Costa 
Rica and learn about Tropical 
Biology. Some Third World 
countries offer a government 
supported program. Hatf of 
the time the student lives with 
a family in an urban area and 
the other half the student 
spends in a rural area. During 
the stay, the student does a re- 
search paper on a relevant 

Students at Oglethorpe 
also have the possibility of 
participating in an exchange 
program. Oglethorpe has sev- 
eral sister schools: one in the 
Netherlands, two in France, 
one in Japan, and two in Ar- 
gentina. This year for the first 
time an Oglethorpe student 
spends an entire semester in 

Dr. Lutz heads the ex- 
change program and he will be 
helpful to anyone — whether 
they want to go just for the 
summer or for a semester or 
two — as will be the advisors 
in the history and the political 

Universities throughout 
tlie nation have a network of 
study programs abroad. Bea- 
ver College offers a wide va- 
riety of possibilities and so do 
Syracuse and Boston College. 
Dr. Lutz carries information 
on tliem all or he will know 
how to get it. 

Another option is the li- 
brary: Storm Boswick's 
Guide to the Universities of 
Europe provides information 
on tlie specific countries, uni- 
versities, which courses are 
offered, tuition, possibilities of 
scholarships, etc. Similar 
books on Asia and other loca- 
tions are available. 

Getting this far you 
might think "sounds really 
good, but how am I going to 
afford it?" The answer is 
scholarships. Several organi- 
zations and schools offer finan- 
cial support, covering both tu- 
ition and living expenses. 
Such scholarships are com- 
petitive but with some effort it 
is possible to find them and get 

Rotary International of- 
fers some scholarships to stu- 
dents who have finished at 
least two years at university 
level. Another possibility is to 
contact the particular univer- 
sity or the embassy and fmd 
out what their policies on in- 
ternational students are. Some 
countries like Germany and 
Denmark do not charge for 
tuition. Talk with your fiiends 
and connections; the word of 
mouth method can be very 

Remember that the cost 
of your stay varies a lot de- 
pending on where and how 
you decide to go. Being an 
exchange student reduces the 
price. Combining your study 
with work will also help keep 
your head above water. 

A summer exchange 
program can also can be very 
rewarding. Again there are 
many opportunities such as the 
Rotary Summer Exchange 
Program in which the student 
spends three weeks in another 
country with a host family fol- 
lowed by the student being the 
host in his/her own home for 
three weeks. 

Rotary of Norway offers 
the Oslo International Sum- 
mer School Scholarship exclu- 
sively to Georgia residents . 
The Summer School is held at 
the University of Oslo with 
courses taught in English and 
trips around the country. The 
student only pays for a round- 
trip travel fi-om Atlanta to Oslo 
and personal expenses. Rotary 
of Germany has a similar full- 
year program. 

One last bit of advice 
before you take off: when you 
are sitting there at your desk, 
buried in brochures with 
tempting offers, go talk with 
Dr. Lutz or a student u4io has 
participated in the program 
you are interested ia If you 
do not know anyone, ask. Not 
only can the person give you 
tons of information on how the 
experience was, how to deal 
with certain dilemmas, and 
what to be aware of, but the 
person might also be able to 
help you on the very delicate 
money matter. 

Page 10 


November 11, 1994 

By Maria Johnson 
Features Edhor 

Opening a new adult 

fantasy store keeps OU student 
Michael Morrison busy, to say 
the least. 'Now I know why 
my parents didn'tjust give me 
everything when I was 
younger," he said' 'I've 
learned what the real business 
world is like." 

In Michael's opinion, 
one of the best opportunities of 
the real business world is the 
adult entertainment industry. 
"Look at the margin of profit, 
it's 300%... Compare it to gro- 
cery stores which operate on a 
3%prDfit margin." His parents 
owned a pornography busi- 
ness, and in 1982, when 
VCR's and videotapes were 
invented, the business became 
very successful. 

Micliael knew that he 
also wanted to go into busi- 
ness, but first, Michael chose 
to actually practice business, 
and he got a regular job. "I was 
led on by all of the get rich 
quick schemes of the 80's," he 
said "you know, 'greed is 
good,' the movie Wall 
Street..." Michael knew he 
needed to make a change, so 
he got a new job and decided 
to return to college. 

Now a Senior, Mike is 
ready to move on to practic- 
ing business agaia On Decem- 
ber 15th, he will open his new 
adult fantasy store, 9 1/2 
Weeks, Iik. Situated in a prime 
location in midtown, (in the lot 
next to the old Margaret 
Mitchell house), this store will 
be the first of its kind in At- 
lanta- no other store exclu- 
sively caters to pornography. 
"We're redefming the mar- 
ket," he said. Michael expects 
to have legal problems with tlie 
Obscenity Statute, Georgia 
code 14, but his opinion is that 
tliis business should be legal, 
and the supreme court should 
address the issue: 

"With all the new sexual 
diseases and problems in the 
world, we have to face the is- 
sue of safe sex, "says Mike. 

Amid all of these busi- 
ness dealings, Michael is also 
planning to attend law school. 

Search for more vegetarian cuisine 

By Kim Jones 
Features Editor 

My second adventure 

on my look-out for vegetarian 
cuisine was Lettuce Surprise 
You. If you take a right out of 
Oglethoipe and a left onto to 
North Druid Hills, Lettuce 
Surprise You is on tlie riglit in 
Loeliman's Plaza. Tlie restau- 
rant is set up buffet style with 
a most awesome salad bar at 
the front entrance. After fill- 
ing your salad plate with let- 
tuce, cheeses, peppers, mush- 
rooms and a plethora of pasta 
salads, a nice and smiley little 
lady greets you at the cash reg- 
ister ready and willing to take 
your money. With the awe- 

some little invention of a Stu- 
dent Advantage Card, you get 
a dollar oft" of your meal, and 
spend a total of seven dollars 
for all you can eat. (This is 
the price of dinner Lunch is 
even more of a steal.) 

Lettuce Surprise You 
serves little as far as meat is 
concerned, but just as little as 
far as protein, and should not 
be confused with a vegetarian 
restaurant, which would pro- 
vide many different meat sub- 
stitutes. Lettuce Surprise You 
Is organized into little booths 
offering various forms of side 
dishes. Tliese side dishes in- 
clude a pasta bar with two 
kinds of pasta cooked while 
you wait. 

Next to the pasta bar is 
a soup and baked potato bar 
with four different kinds of 
soup including Caribbean 
clam chowder, bacon soup and 
cheese soup. There are many 
different toppings available for 
your baked potato including 
real butter. (Cheese soup on 
top of your baked potato is 
pretlytasty.) Next to the soup/ 
potato bar is a little area where 
you can find different muffins 
and breads. To me. Lettuce 
Surprise You is famous for 
their chocolate chip mufTins, 
which are moist and delicious. 
Fruits, including bananas, 
apples, pears, and oranges are 
available for your consump- 
tion as well. 

Careers presents speakers 

By Katherine Nobles 
and Jemiifer Chiafolo 

To help seniors pre- 
pare for upcoming career fairs 
and job searches, workshops 
are scheduled. 

Don't be intimidated by 
coming face to face with a 
room full of employers. Tliey 
are there to give you informa- 
tion informally and it is a rare 
opportunity for the job seeker 
to network, to decide if there 
is interest in an organization, 
and to find out how to arrange 
an interview in the future. 
There are two great career fa irs 
coming up so dont miss this 
chance to get ready to make 
the most of them! 

Career Opportuni- 
ties'94: Friday, November 
18, 1994 11:00 a.m.- 4:00 
p.m. This is a Career Fair co- 
sponsored by Oglethorpe for 
juniors and seniors at the 
Georgia International Conven- 
tion Center. 

•11:00 -4:00, Employ- 
ers' Forum Network, gather 
job info from over 50 employ- 
ers (P.S. — door prizes too!) 

♦11:00- 12:00, "How to 
Market Yourself in a Tight 
Economy" — the best advice 

you ' 1 1 ever get about what em- 
ployers really want. 

♦1:30 -2:15, "Job Net- 
working Made Easy" — you'll 
learn the #1 job search skill 
from an Atlanta author/expert. 

Careers '95: The 
Nation's #1 College Recruit- 
ment Conferences will be in 
Atlanta January 1 7; however, 
to qualify to attend, an updated 
resume and cover letter indi- 
cating career interests and geo- 
graphical location preferences 

should be submitted by No- 
vember 22 to: Careers '95 At- 
lanta, Dept. ATL, P.O. Box 
840, North Haven, CT 06473- 
0840. ♦♦♦Pick up brochures in 
Career Services for more infor- 

Graduate School Test 

MCAT April, 1995 
GMAT January 21, 1995 
deadline December 16 
Forms are in tlie Registrar's 

Along with these little 
bars, the beverage bar includes 
sweet and unsweetened teas as 
well as sodas, with free refills 
available. Mineral water, fivit 
spritzers and flavored waters, 
however, you must buy by the 
bottle. Bussers frequent the 
tables picking up dirty dishes 
so not as to leave you with 20 
plates, making you appear 

Lettuce Surprise You is 
not a vegetarian restaurant, 
like I said before, but a place 
which provides many items for 
vegetarians. The atmosphere 
was a little cold with tables 
pushed close together, and a lot 
of people. It was rather loud 
and reminded very much of 
our cafeteria. The salad bar is 
10 times as big, and there are 
more soups, two kinds of pasta 
instead of just one, but the 
trays are the same, the fruit the 
same, and the atmosphere the 
same. It is not a romantic, 
first-date kind of out-to-dinner 
place, and for this kind of situ- 
ation, you should go some- 
where else. It is not outra- 
geously expensive, however, 
and may be ideal for a group 
of people or just the girls go- 
ing out to eat, just to get away 
from the O.U. Cafe. 




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Rafter thrilled at conquering Nantahala River 

A moving account of man's battle for survival on the water 

By Patrick Floyd 

Call Me Nantahala. 

The river does strange 
things to a man. It unlocks hid- 
den potentials. It shatters pre- 
tension. It can tell you who you 
are, and it can tell you who you 

The nine of us embarked 
on an interstate excursion to 
test ourselves on the Nantahala 
River. All action is motivated 
either by fear or love, and I 
believe the former was respon- 
sible for this action. 

We feared the cold. It 
was late in the rafting season, 
and the Nantaliala is rumored 
to be colder tlian it should be. 
I don't how know if it truly is 
colder than it should be, or 
how cold it should be for tliat 
matter, but we're talking about 
fear here, not thennometers. 
The suggestion of an excessive 
heat deficiency was enougli to 
make us wonder 

Our fear of the cold was 
a part of a larger fear. We 
feared that we had lost our 
most basic human instincts 
between the cushions of the 
couch that is Society. None of 
us gathered or hunted our own 
food. We did not build our own 
shelter or make our own 
clotlies. It was Man against 
Nature. If we could conquer 
the mighty Nantahala, we 
could convince ourselves that 
we had some semblance of a 
survival instinct, however dor- 
mant it miglit be. 

I didn't know Zack too 
well before the trip. I'd hung 
out with him a little. He 
seemed cool. I didn't know 
much about him. When tlie 
time came to choose a captain 
for our boat, we agreed on 
Zack. I had no reason to doubt 
him, but, without knowing 
him, I could not wholly trust 
him either. 

Zack accepted the cap- 
tainship casually, or so he 
would have had us believe. He 

acted like it was no big deal. 
Zack seemed calm, too calm. 
I began to question Zack's 
composure. We were about to 
face tlie miglity Nantaliala, tlie 
river tliat reduced men to bo^'s, 

rumbling too. He continued 
his instruction. 

"Riglit forward.. . let's 
try to stay to tlie left of that 

The rumble became 

the unforgiving Nantahala 
raged around us. 

Tlie drastic change in the 
river could have been ex- 
pected; the change in Zack 
could not have been foreseen. 

Taking on the river 

women to girls, Dockers to just 
pants, and he was to be our 
leader How could he seem so 
nonchalant? He had every rea- 
son to be very chalant. 

We boarded our vessel. 
We embarked on what was 
scheduled to be a tliree-hour 
tour a tliree-hour tour. Zack 
remained reserved. He issued 
his paddling instructions as 
polite suggestions. 

"All forward left back... 
riglit forward . . drift " 

We followed Zack's in- 
structions the same way he 
gave them, cabnly. Tlieniiglity 
Nantahala did not bear her 
teeth at tlie beginning of our 
trip. It was quiet, .loo quiet. 

As I paddled absent- 
mindedly, I began lo take in tJie 
scenery. Tlie trees were just 
starting to change colors. Tlie 
sky was blue. The air was 
fresli. Tlie water was cliilly, but 
it wasn't too bad. I heard a 
rumbling in the distance. 

I was ill the front of the 
boat. Zack was seated in the 
rear. I looked back at Zack. I 
couldn't tell if he heard the 

more and more distinct. I am 
not sure if I was tlie first to hear 
it, but 1 was sure I wasn't tlie 
only one any more. We were 
approaching our first real rap- 

Zack's began to deliver 
his directives with a little more 

"All forward the left 
side is slacking. . . all for- 
ward " 

We could now see tlie 
while-crested waves ahead of 
us. We tried lo brace ourselves. 
1 suspected that regardless of 
how we tried to negotiate tlie 
rapid we would ultimately be 
at the mercy of the mighty, 
iiiiglily Nantahala. 

"Hard left watch that 
tree limb... not there, the 
current's too swift... paddle 

Tlie river was crashing 
in on us from all sides. Our 
attempts to steer clear of ob- 
stacles were largely unsuocess- 
ful. The rocky shores were 
unwelcoming. Rocks rammed 
us. Tree branches whacked 
and scraped us. All the while 

Zack had become a little more 
assertive as we came closer to 
the first rapid. The river had 
demanded that from him, but 
now in the midst of the first 
truly violent stretch of water, 
Zack was unrecognizable. 
Where before had sat a cool- 
headed instructor, now sat a 
command-barking, monoma- 
niacal tyrant. 

"Aargh, matees!.. . hard 
to starboard put your backs 
into it lassies II not have the 
wicked Lady Nantahala claim 
this ship!" 

Mild-mannered Zack 
now struck fear in all of our 
hearts. I paddled as if my life 
depended on it. I did not fear 
death at the hands of 
Nantahala nearly as much as I 
feared the wrath of Captain 

Our oars and our arms 
were pushed to their limits, but 
we made it through the rapid. 
As we strained to catch our 
breath in the calm that fol- 
lowed, I was tempted to look 
back at Captain Zack, but 1 
didn't dare. I didn't even look 

up when his peg-leg came 
down on my pinkie toe as he 
nailed a gold doubloon to the 
mast of our inflatable raft; my 
foot was mostly numb from the 
cold anyway. I didn't look 
back at Captain Zack the rest 
of our voyage. 

Under Captain Zack's 
heavy hand we successfully 
navigated the untamed 
Nantahala. We challenged 
rapid after rapid until, finally, 
we found ourselves shaking- 
off cold, damp life jackets on 
dry land, and heading back to 
our cars. After making our 
way through the marrow of 
Mother Nature's majesty and 
mystery, we managed to get 
lost on the carride home. Cap- 
tain Zack was not driving, but 
he was holding the map. 

After we had been driv- 
ing around for about a half- 
hour without knowing where 
we were going, I mustered the 
courage to question Captain 
Zack about his knowledge of 
where we were. He was not 
nearly as threatening riding in 
the passenger seat of a Blazer 
on an asphalt highway as he 
had been at the helm of our raft 
on the wild and merciless 

"Cap. .. Zack do you 
know where we are? Do you 
know where we're headed?" 
Zack ignored my inquiries. 

I don't know what made 
me accept his tyrannical rule 
at sea, but now we were all 
riding home, and we were all 
lost. I had had enough. 

"Zack, I don't care what 
happened today. If we're lost, 
we're lost. You can't control 
everything. Some times Man 
has to accept his inability to 
master his surroundings. Why 
don't we stop and ask for di- 

Captain Zack was silent 
Slowly he reached his neck 
around to look into the back 
seat. He stared me dead in the 
eye, a Grinch-like grin 
stretched across his face. 

"I'd smote the sun." 

Page 12 

November 11, 1994 



By Miriam Whaley 
Special to The Stormy Petrel 

Many members of the 
Oglethorpe community may 
not be aware that an environ- 
mental group exists on cam- 
pus, but Environmentally 
Concerned Oglethorpe Stu- 
dents (ECOS) plans to change 
this during the school year. 
ECOS, a group that was active 


By Kelly Holland 

in past years, is making a 
strong comeback with many 
new ideas for raising environ- 
mental awareness on campus 
and beyond. 

After several productive 
years which yielded results 
such as the recycling center 
behind Emerson Student Cen- 
ter and a paper-recycling pro- 
gram, ECOS fizzled out last 
year after many active mem- 

bers moved off-campus or 
graduated. This year interest 
in the club was renewed by 
upperclassmen and new stu- 
dents. Freshman Alyssa 
Curabba and Luke Brown ac- 
cepted tlie challenge of getting 
the club back on its feet. 

The first event ECOS 
sponsored this year, which co- 
incided with a visit from a 
Greenpeace representative. 

Greetings from the 

wonderfiil world of OSA and 
welcome to the newest mem- 
ber of Oglethorpe's student 
government, Kim Kuni. Kim 
was elected freshman class 
president after a close run-off 
with fellow freshman David 
Carroll. Congratulations, 

Freshman senate elec- 
tions were held October 10-11, 
and winners were Christina 
Bumham, Laura Butts, David 
Carroll, and Shannon 
Hutcheson. Congratulations 
and welcome aboard. 

One of the biggest con- 
cerns that OU students have 
expressed to their representa- 
tives is the quality and overall 
appeal of the food served in Uie 
dining hall. OSA is looking 
into a few food service com- 
panies who may be interested 
into coming onto campus. 
This is an issue that will take 
time and careful tliouglil be- 
fore a decision is reached so 
until that time, be patient and 
keep eating that red sauce and 
those baked taters. 

Parking is always an is- 
sue and it seems that it will 
continue to be so until an ap- 
propriate solution can be 
reached. Cost is a major fac- 

tor in this situation and the 
administration is a bit hesitant 
about putting fortli such large 
sums of money. Let's keep our 
fingers crossed, though! I en- 
courage all who have experi- 
enced tliis hassle first hand (as 
well as those who have heard 
horror stories) to let the admin- 
istrators know your concern. 
You may even wish to let your 
parents know wliat 's going on; 
their involvement may be a 
key in solving this incredible 

That's all for now ... re- 
member to keep an eye out for 
OSA news in each issue oiThe 
Stormy Petrel. 

Organizations' top ten 

Top ten reasons why your organization should submit articles to The Stormy Petrel: 
10. Heck, why not??! 

9. Your organization is important to this campus and its students. 

8. If you don't write something, I will (and don't forget I am a Math major, I'm not supposed 
to be able to write anything but ax + by = c and other stupid formulas). 
7. Because if you dont write sometliing, this page will be cut and I will be out of an editor's 

6. It's free advertising! 

5. Organizations make up the body of activities on campus excluding tlie greek fimctions. 
4. Organizations should be seen and heard. 

3. Saves a lot of trash, paper waste and effort — Rather than putting up a million flyers hoping 
to attract attention to your event, one article can do the trick. 

2. Money — fund-raisers work better when people know about tliem. Contrary to popular 
belief, not everyone goes to the dining hall and sees what is going on outside of there. 
1. Because all organizations need new members to keep them going, and people don't join if 
they don't know about the group. 

First appoint someone in your organization who knows what you are doing to write some- 
thing every three weeks, or even monthly. Second, see that the person actually puts something 
down on paper. Third, turn that paper in to Uie Stormy Petrel office on the little hallway by the 
mailboxes. It's really that simple. So try it; you'll like it 

Kim Wilkes 
Organizations Editor 

was Cup Amnesty Days, an 
attempt to cut back on the 
number of cups being used in 
the dining hall. Students were 
encouraged to return "bor- 
rowed" cups to the dining hall 
in order to receive discounts on 
ECOS tumblers that were for 

The club's future plans 
include working to get 
Styrofoam eliminated from the 

dining hall and organizing 
regular campus cleanup days. 
Club members want to explore 
the feasibility of adding a cam- 
pus-wide aluminum and paper 
recycling program and are 
looking into adopting a stretch 
of highway with the Georgia 
Adopt-A-Highway program. 
ECOS meets Tuesdays 
at 5 p.m. in the small dining 


By Catherine Wolfe 

Monday. October 3 at 7 p.m., the Black Student Cau- 
cus held its second meeting of the academic year President 
Stephanie Carouthers officially opened the meeting by suggest- 
ing a prayer, which vice president Demetria Coleman led. After 
the prayer, Carouthers introduced the advisor to BSC, Bernard 
Potts. Potts said that he looks forward to being an integral part 
in the BSC this year and extended his services and help to all 
BSC members. 

Carouthers continued the meeting by mentioning upcom- 
ing events such as October and November birthdays celebrated. 
Other upcoming events include a BSC Thanksgiving Dinner 
November 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. Future meetings will be an- 
nounced at a later date. 


By Kimberly Wilkes 
Organizations Editor 

It seems like every or- 
ganization on campus that has 
died in past years is now com- 
ing back to life, and not to be 
left out of the rebirth, Rotaract 
is coming back strong. 

On Friday the 1 4th, we 
did a university-wide clean up 
effort. Especially after the 
fresliman elections, we would 
have liked to have done more, 
but fewer people showed up 
than we would have liked. 
Hopefully next time will be 

On Friday the 21st we 
got together to bake some 
cookies for the residents of 
Briarwood Nursing Home. 
We went there on Saturday 
morning, from about 10:15 
until 12:15 to play some 
BINGO! The residents are 
known to be real fanatics over 
the game and love to have 
people come and play. 

Finally for this month, 
we will went Trick-or-Treat- 
ing for the Poor On Hallow- 
een we got dressed up and 
went to a neighborhood to col- 
lect canned food and other 
things for the poor It's the 
best of both worlds, getting 
dressed up and running around 
at night as well as helping 
those in need. 

If any of these projects 
sound like to fiin to you, please 
give me (Kimberly 646) or 
Claudio (566) a call. We 
would love to tell you more 
about it and to have you come 
with us. And if you would like 
to be involved with Rotaract 
but can't make the meetings, 
this is the way to do it! 

By the way, our meet- 
ings are on every other 
Wednesday in the OSA room 
across from the mailboxes. 
Come to the meetings and fmd 
out what Rotaract is all about 
Anyone interested is welcome, 
we'd love ta have ya! 

November 11, 1994 

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By Jason Thomas 
Delta Sigma Phi 

Intramural footbaU is finally over. Now we are look- 
ing forward to volleyball with the expectations that we wont 
blow it After sitting on the field after the finals in football we 
went through all of the "what ifs." But, it's over now, so with a 
positive attitude and Ecton on our side we head diligently into 
intramural volleyball, although no one has a clue which team 
they are oa 

Besides that, we're just busy doing other stufi'. Our pledges 
are throwing their annual Pledge Party on November , 1994. 
So everybody be there. And if you havent yet heard they are 
raising money by making the "Men of OU Calender." Donl ask 
me, ask Kevin. 

We did our nifty little philanthropy mission again as we 
participate in Trick or Treating For Canned Goods. Thanks to 
Micah and Julie for getting that organized. This past weekend 
was our pledge retreat. I'm sure we all had fun and no one died. 
So we still have all of the pledges, right now. 

Other then that, all of us are pretty much busy studying or 
sleeping or frolicking with the pledges. To Dan; The lady was 
actually really hot. And To Alan: next time we bring Eric. 

Until next time.... 


Stephanie Maruiis 
Chi Omega 

Ok, brand me on the forehead with a big fat L for 

loser. I forgot to thank Chi Phi for our awesome bid day party. 
But better late than never. Thanks, guys! We love ya! As for 
other party news, we had a great time with the Sigmas and our 
dates at the Panhellenic formal. The pledges were formally in- 
troduced, and the Panhellenic induction was finally held. And 
by the way, what was this stuff about being too loud? Everyone 
knows that it's not the sorority parties that are loud. 

Our big sis/little sis revelation was held Tuesday. The cer- 
emony was beautiful, and everyone was excited (and hopefijlly 
surprised) to fmd out who her big sister is. We're all looking 
forward to lots of good times with our little sisters. 

And speaking of our pledges, thanks to everyone who sup- 
ported their Halloweenie gram fiind-raiser . Hope you enjoyed 
all of your candy and messages. And that's about all for now. 


The brothers ofihe Georgia Eta chapter of SAE would 

like to start this week by congratulating our two newest broth- 
ers. Ray Ingram and Tharius Sumter were initiated October 1 . 
We all celebrated this occasion with anotlier kick @$$ party. 

Congratulations also to our newest pledge, Holden Huges, 
who accepted his wildcat bid. Unfortunately we were unable lo 
put a party together in Holden 's honor, but we are working on it. 

The 23rd annual Boxer Rebellion will be Saturday, No- 
vember 5. We also re-establish the Thursday night party tradi- 
tion with a pre-Boxer celebration November 3rd. 

We are also active with philathropy this semester. On Oc- 
tober 29 we helped with Race for the Cure, benefiting breast 
cancer research. November Jth we will have our annual Walk- 
to-Macon. The proceeds from this year's walk will go to the St. 

Jude's Foundation for cancer research. 

Once again SAE has claimed the intramural football title. 
We were seeded second in the tournament, looking to meet the 
number one seed in the championship. However, Delta Sigma 
Phi ousted Kappa Alpha before they reached the fmal. Perhaps 
had tliey not been busy with other things the night before (say, 
tarring and feathering our lion - really original, huh,) they might 
have been more prepared. In the championship game, we rallied 
to defeat Delta Sig 27-26 in a hard-fought, well-played game. 

Until next time, try washing a motorcycle, it's fun ... I 


By John Kniglit 
Kappa Alpha 

Kappa Alpha, Oglethorpe's resident old South frater- 
nity, held its pledge retreat a few weeks ago in a secluded and 
"Deliverancish" town in Soutli Georgia. The retreat was a time 
for pledges and brotliers to bond. Several of life's valuable les- 
sons were learned, such as the universal importance of bread 
and tlie joy of river travel. 

Since tlie return to Atlanta, the KA football team has been 
rather busy acquiring a record of three wins and one loss. In the 
first game against SAE, KA triumphed by a score of 13-12. 
Jayme Sellards and Andy Travis each scored a touchdown. The 
next game against Chi Phi featured a tight first half, inspiring 
half-time speeches from Jayme and Kevin, and an 1 8-6 score by 
game's end. Jayme Sellards had two touchdowns and Andy 
Travis had one. In tlie following game, against Delta Sig II, the 
KA team was composed almost entirely of pledges (Andy Travis 
was tlie only brother). In the end Delta Sig II was on top of the 
scoring bracket. The following Sunday's game against Delta 
Sig I brouglit different results as KA won by a score of 24-14. 
Andy Travis threw for four touchdowns. To wrap up the season, 
KA brought home solid victories against Tri-Lambda and Natu- 
ral Disaster. 

Rock on. 


By Jason Reese 
Chi Phi 

Hello there, and welcome to another action-packed 

segment from Chi Phi. To start off, congratulations go out to 
our four wildcat pledges. Josh Egnew, Sean Wessling, Jeff Farge, 
and Luke Brown have now become the newest members of our 
1994 pledge class. The only thing we have to watch out for is 
leaving all eleven pledges in a room together without adult su- 
pervision — a sure formula for destruction and chaos, as we've 
already found out. 

The Chi Phi "Tool Of The Week" goes to Aric Kline. For 
some reason Aric thought it would be fun to run for the position 
of IFC Vice-President. Before he realized what he had done, he 
was voted in. Well Aric, good luck and remember that we're all 
pullin' for ya at tlie station. 

To end tilings up, I would like to remind everyone that Chi 
Phi's annual Halloween Party will be Friday, October 28. Cos- 
tumes will be required, so start thinking of something you can 
throw together for the party. The Halloween Party is going to be 
elaborate and full of surprises, so be ready! That's all for now, 


Gredc Editor 

Well the semester is 
almost over, Chi Phi has al- 
ready had its Halloween party, 
and I am still trying to quit 
smoking. I would like to lake 
this moment and ask all of you 
to be patient with those of us 
who are trying to quit smcJc- 
ing. It has come to my atten- 
tion that quite a few people are 
trying to quit Just remember, 
our smoking is hazardous to 
our health as is bugging us 
when we are trying to quit 
smoking. Nothing is more 
dangerous than a smoker who 
has gone without a cigarette 
for two days, so please be pa- 
tient with our mood swings, 
and don't talce offense to ev- 
erything we may say. It's not 
us, it's just the lack of nicotine 

On a sUghtly different 
note, a lot of people have been 
saying Aat the social life of 
Greeks is not the same that it 
was when we all lived off cam- 
pus. Is this because we now 
live in fear of Security? Surely 
not Is it because our bouses 
are so small? Well, I have seen 
some huge parties in the old 
Delta Sig house as well as the 
old KA house, so I dont think 
house size really mattets. So 
v^iat is the problem? Have we 
all become bo concerned with 
studying and getting a good 
job that we have lost sight of 
what the weekends are for? 
Have we become so scared of 
Dean Moore that we no longer 
wash to cross his path? There 
is an answer out there some- 
y/bere, I just hope someone 
finds it soon. 

Well, good luck to all the 
pledges, watch out for new 
non-smokers and have fun this 
weekend for a change. 

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November 11, 1994 


Adam and Anthony's CD Courtroom 

By Adam Corder and 
Anthony Wilson 

AC: Aww, yeah ... we 

in "da house." Adam and An- 
thony are here again to keep 
you abreast of the freshest in 
compact disc releases. We be- 
gin this week's musical expe- 
dition with Toad the Wet 

Sprocket's latest release, 

AW: This was pretty cool. 
Can I have it? 

AC: Uh... no. Yes, indeed this 
was a quality production from 
these damp amphibians. The 
single I had heard on the ra- 
dio, "Fall Down," was excel- 
lent, and the rest of the album 
offered a virtual smorgasbord 

of musical goodness. 
AW: Well stated. I was actu- 
ally surprised that a band 
boasting a guitarist reminis- 
cent of Grizzly Adams and a 
drummer who look like an 
extra from 'Time Bandits" can 
actually rock. "Woodbuming" 
for example, is all tliat and a 
cup of Joe, if I may employ a 

AC: I hereby permit said col- 
loquialism. The album has a 
nifty blend of hard hitting gui- 
tar chords and soothing ro- 
mantic numbers, with no 
rhyme or reason to them which 
I find refreshing. What else 
can I say ... everyone is gay? 
AW: Peace on that, ace. This 
album represents a definite 
step in this band's musical 

Cafe Diem serves up food for thought 

By Jeremy Jeflfra 

A night with atmo- 
sphere, great food, and medio- 
cre poetry. That is Cafe Diem 
in a nutshell. The small bistro, 
located at 640 N. Highland 
Avenue, is the epitome of a 
pretentious coffee house. Tliis 
quaint restaurant has become 
a rather popular spot for beat- 
niks and lovers of fine cuisine, 
and deservedly so. It is a great 
experience for the beginning of 
a night on the town. 

The atmosphere of Cafe 
Diem is very close and per- 
sonal, one can say. In approxi- 
mately 2000 square feet, there 
are at least 40 tables jammed 
up against one another, creat- 
ing an effect that is intimate, if 
not comfortable. This does not 
seem to be a problem, tliougli, 
considering that is the inten- 
tion. There are, however, flaws 
in its setup. The noise is so 
loud, one must scream into a 
megaphone to have a discus- 
sion across the table. The other 
inconvenience are the bath- 
rooms. On the night I went 
there were at least 250 people. 
Their bathrooms, two of them, 
only hold one person at a time, 
unless you don't mind doing 
your business while someone 
is fixing up their hair three 
inches away from you. It was 
a problem on the night that I 
went and, deducing that it is a 
popular site, is probably an 
obstacle every night 

Any inconvenience that 
might be had over the build- 
ing itself is made trivial by tlie 
menu. It is fantastic. The cof- 
fee is exquisite, ranging from 

plain black to whipped-topped 
Mochaccino. The dinner en- 
trees are neM best tiling to 
heaven. Tlie salads taste like 
the vegetables were just 
picked, and the dressing is su- 
perb. And their croissants? 
Well, I'll answer that by say- 
ing that I ordered six of lliem 
by the end of the night. Believe 
me when I say this is no 
McDonalds, and to top it all 
off, Cafe Diem is not ridicu- 
lously priced. It costs more 
than Two Pesos, but you don't 

need to be Rockefeller to en- 
joy a fiill dinner 

Then, for a pleasant cap 
to your dinner experience. 
Cafe Diem hosts a poetry read- 
ing on several niglits, where 
people who think they are 
blessed with tlie poetic fire can 
read their material. Altliougli 
not everyone is a consummate 
wxiler, there is an entertaining 
quirkiness about listening to 
tliem perfonn tlieir work. Of 
course, some of tlie literature 
is surprisingly exceptional and 

makes it all worth while. Un- 
fortunately, the reading is pre- 
sented outside of the cafe, and 
the drones of motorcycles and 
buses drown out many of the 

Cafe Diem is a place for 
someone who, when they re- 
fer to a dining experience, 
wants more than just food. 
Tliey want to be entertained 
and satisfied. Fortunately for 
them, this place caters to that 
design quite well, despite its 
few defects. Enjoy. 

Phantom lives up to hype 

By Adam Kearney 
Copy Editor 

When I entered the Fox Theater for 

the opening niglit of Andrew Lloyd Webber's 
Phantom of the Opera, my expectations were 
higli. I had seen one production of the show 
before and heard the music so many times I 
could recite tlie libretto. Having heard tliat the 
cast of this production had voices to outdo 
Michael Crawford and Sarali Briglitman of the 
original London cast, I was restless with an- 
ticipation. I was not disappointed. 

Tlie task of reviewing a show like Phan- 
tom is arduous. As the liglits dim and chande- 
lier rises, tlie audience is carried into a differ- 
ent world, one of subterranean melodies and 
darkness. Tlie show absorbs the attention of its 
patrons with a spectacular blend of higli-lech 
special effects, elaborate settings and costumes, 
and music which is sometimes beautiful and 
sometimes chilling. When the chandelier 
crashes into the stage and tlie first act ends, re- 
turning to reality is a shock. 

Lloyd Webber and lyricist Charles Hart 
based their musical on the 19 II novel Le 
Fantome de I 'Opera by Gaston Leroux. The 
story's haunting combination of mystery, ro- 
mance, and horror adds to the hypnotic effect 
of the show. Tlie character of the Phantom is a 

disfigured savant, shunned by society, who lives 
beneath the Paris Opera House. A chorus girl, 
Christine Daae, captures his attention and at- 
tracts his affection. The central conflict appears 
when Christine is torn between the Phantom and 
Raoul, the Vioomte de Chagny, an old friend who 
seeks her love. Tlie interweaving of spectacle, 
suspense, and shock make Phantom much more 
than a simple love story. 

Rick Hilsabeck does an excellent job in 
playing the role of the Pliantom, from the se- 
ductive tones of "The Music of the Night" to 
the anguished sobs of "All I Ask of You" to the 
menacing demands of "Past the Point of No 
Return." Sarah Pfisterer shows off her wide vo- 
cal range and beautiful voice in the challenging 
role of Christine. Nat Chandler plays the part of 
Raoul. The show is playing at the Fox through 
November 5. 

As the last notes were fading, 1 found 
myself once again moved to my feet to applaud 
the majesty of tliis show. Some themes and mes- 
sages seem to be timeless; the idea behind Phan- 
tom is one of them. Lloyd Webber captures this 
in his music. Eight years after its debut, the show 
continues to sell out everywhere it plays. It has 
become a sort of cultural phenomenon that cap- 
tivates audiences into returning again and again. 
Phantom is more than a musical; it is an experi- 
ence, beautiful and breathtaking. 

growth. Their more traditional 
fare is as evocative as ever, and 
with this album they expand 
with a couple of credible stabs 
at real rock and roll. Bass in 
my face. 

AC: The cuts, "Something's 
Always Wrong" and the afore- 
mentioned tracks rise to the top 
of this set Thumbs up all di- 
rections. Our next album this 
issue is the latest effort from 
The Cranberries, No Need to 
Argue. This is an album that 
I really enjoyed, but I'm go- 
ing to go ahead and say that I 
bet many of y'all shall not 
AW: I, for example, did not 
The Cranberries utterly repeat 
themselves on this album, with 
the misleading exception of the 
grunge-favored single, "Zom- 
bie." this isn't a bad album, I 
guess; I just would have pre- 
ferred something a little fresher 
from the Scots clan. By the 
way, before we move on, I'd 
like to clarify my "bass in my 
face" comment. That was 
"bass" with a long "a," imply- 
ing the lower musical register, 
not "bass" with a siiort "a," 
which would of course be a 
large freshwater fish. Apolo- 

AC: By the way, moron. The 
Cranberries are Irish. 
AW: Same thing. 
AC: The album contains a bi- 
zarre mix of floating Gaelic 
vocals by Dolores O'Riordan 
and sparsely intermixed guitar 
lines that kept my ears to the 
speaker. It does get a bit repeti- 
tive, though. Round about 
track number 8 1 began to slip 
into R.E.M. sleep, and I be- 
lieve I even had a brief dream 
that contained flashbacks to 
our review of the Wheezer al- 

AW: God save you, my son. 
In any event this is not a CD 
that I would recommend buy- 
ing. Tape it from someone 
who didn't read our review, or 
from someone foolish enough 
to disregard it I personally 
plan to "Jones" it from Corder. 
AC: OK, then. Once again I 
see that our time is waning I ike 
a gibbous moon and we are ... 
outta here like ice beer. 

November 11, 1994 

Page 15 


Patra reigns as queen of dancehall 

By Tharius D. Sumter 
Special to The Stormy Petrel 

With its quicii dialect 

and steel drums, reggae has 
invaded the rap-dominated 
dance scene. In the ranks of 
this world music movement 
are the likes of Shabba Ranks, 
whose crooning "Mr. 
Loverman" led the way for 
other artists to gain crossover 
appeal. Among them are art- 
ists like Shaggy (featured on 
the popular "Sliver" 
soundtrack). Now the ladies 
of reggae have found a pio- 
neering force in Patra. With a 
sexy style that declares her in- 
dependence and sensuality, 
Patra delivers a package of 
throbbing rhythms that make 
you want to move some part, 
any part, of your body. 

Patra's debut LP 
"Queen of the Pack" opens 
with the playfiil "Hardcore". 
The infectious rise and fall of 
the keyboards create a mood 
that captures the frolic of a 

carnival and the energy of a 
smoke-filled warehouse club. 
Forget the fact that you can't 
understand three-fourths of the 
lyrics. Even if you can't sing 
along, the feel and the attitude 
of Patra's delivery is enougli 
to have fun with. Lending 
Patra a hand on "Tliiiik" is fel- 
low dancehall diva Lyn 
Collins. Collins, tlie "sultry 
siren of funk," leads the LP's 
first release witli an opening 
reminiscent of a Southern Bap- 
tist sermon. With a back- 
ground sampled from Arellia 
Franklin's I960's hit, Patra's 
"Think" issues a clear warn- 
ing against underestimating 
women. "We're gonna use 
what we've got to gel what we 
want," Collins says, and tlie 
duet let's you know tliey mean 
business. But don't lliink that 
Patra is male-bashing. Songs 
like "Romantic Call," featur- 
ing female rapper Yo-Yo, and 
"Sexual Feeling" with R&B 
heartthrob Christopher Will- 
iams, let you know tliat there 

is plenty of room in Patra's life 
for a man, but only the right 

Packed with enough per- 
cussion to make your great- 
grandparents jump up and 
dance, "Romantic Call" uses 
a variety of instruments that 
I've never heard or at least 
have never heard so power- 
fijlly used. The new sound sets 
Patra apart from the deluge of 
other dance artists. "Sexual 
Feeling" pulsates with enough 
primal energy to get any R&B, 
Bump "n' Grind enthusiast in 
tlie mood for love. 

Unfortunately, these 
steamy songs liave to make up 
for the likes of "Whining 
Skill" and "Be Protected," 
both of which sound a little 
forced and overprocessed with 
studio magic. After listening 
to llie CD several times you 
still don't know if tlie "whin- 
ing skill" Patra wails about is 
a good, bad, or imaginary 

"Be Protected" provides 
the oh-so-typical mid-album 
attempt to raise social con- 
sciousness. As the title hints, 
it's a plug for safe sex. Dur- 
ing these two attempts Patra 
loses the fun and the strength 
that make the other eleven 
tracks so enjoyable. Even her 
biggest fans probably won't 
hesitate to press the "skip" but- 
ton when they get to this pair. 

Realistically, the 
Buckhead nightclub scene 
probably isn't ready for the 
"Queen of the Pack's" reign, 
but she'll undoubtedly find a 
supportive court in the down- 
town loft-style dance clubs that 
have sent countless other art- 
ists out of the underground and 
into the mainstream. If power 
is an aphrodisiac, Patra has 
enougli power in this debut LP 
to keep you turned on. With 
that power, this queen's terri- 
tory is growing, and more 
people will soon fmd them- 
selves dancing at the foot of 
her throne. 

Entertainment Grapevine. . . 

CuLiuxal, and not io cuLtuzaL, ^uanh in and around c/ftlania 

In keeping with a theme 
of diversity. Theatre in the 
Square explores the prickly 
topic of the abortion issue in 
its second show of the 1994- 
95 season, Jane Martin's 
award winning "Keely and 
Du," currently running. This 
contemporary adult drama 
runs Tuesdays through Sun- 
days through November 12. 
Performances of "Keely and 
Du" are Tuesday through Sat- 
urday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 
2:30 and 7 p.m. Tickets are 

$17-23, and group rates are 
available. There is a four- 
show package for tlie remain- 
der of the Theater 's season. 
Call 422-8369 for reserva- 
tions and more infonnation. 

An exhibition of 35 
works by coastal Georgia art- 
ists, presented by the Golden 
Isles Arts and Humanities As- 
sociation of Glynn Country, is 
currently running in the Stale 

Capitol Gallery. Tlie exhibi- 
tion, which will run tlirough 
January 20, 1995, is part of a 
Georgia Council for the Arts 
program to showcase Georgia 
artists. Tlie exliibition, which 
is located in tlie lobby area of 
tlie Governor's Office, Room 
203, State Capitol, is open to 
tlie public free of charge Mon- 
day tlirough Friday from 8 
a.m. to 5 p.m. Formore infor- 
mation about the exhibit, con- 
tact GCA Visual Arts Man- 
ager Richard Waterhouse at 

The Playmakers present 
Tina Howe'sMuseum, a "com- 
edy of absurdities" that deliv- 
ers a serious message, Thurs- 
day, November 17 through 
Saturday, November 19, at 8 
p.m. in Lupton Auditorium on 

Nearly 40 characters, 
played by 13 actors, go to see 
the exhibit "The Broken Si- 
lence" and see more deeply 
into themselves and each other. 
Sealing is limited. 

^fte¥ toy maimers present l^imiHowe's 


Tfiursday tfirougfi Saturday 
8 -p.m. Lupton Audit orium 

By Helen Quinones 
Layout Editor 

Whip-Smart, the sec- 
ond major label release from 
Liz Phair on Atlantic, tirings 
us more of her singular style. 

She brings back fflemo* 
ries of early 1980s new wav«v 
combined with vocals which 
sound hauntingly like Suzanne 
\fega. She writes and directs 
all of her song^ designed the 
packaging, and plays het own 
guitar, with some help on a 
couple of tracks. 

I have to say I was bored 
by this album the fu^ time I 
heard it, with the exception of 
"Supernova," the second 
track. It mercifully follows 
"Chopsticks," a terribly slow, 
spineless song to be^ an al- 
bum with. "Chopsticks," 
along with two other tracks, 
ramble on without a beat; they 
seems to wander around look* 
ing for some saeeching vocals 
to interrupt the mesmerizing 
effects. But after a few 
listenings, the album fits a 
mood. It's the soundtrack for 
those days when we wake up 
at four in the afternoon need- 
ing a beer. 

About half the songs are 
catchy after a few listenings. 
This album makes a dieery de- 
parture from the cynicism to- 
wards men she showed in her 
first album. Exile in GuyviUe. 
She takes me back to Missing 
Persons or A Flock of 
Seagulls, with Suzanne Vega's 
vocals. The guitarcomes close 
to Belly's Star, with its degree 
of dissonance and distortion. 

"Support System" 
would have had me whistling 
along if I could whistle. "Go 
West" makes a great driving 
song, and "Whip-Smart" 
should have started the album 
oflj since it's more eye-open- 
ing than "Chopsticks." 

She tends to speak (or 
mumble) rather than sing oa 
most of her songs, but on a 
couple of tracks she merits a' 
cheery "she sings too!" 

Liz Phair's Whip-Smart 
is available at Atlanta CD. 

Page 16 

November 11, 1994 


Pulp Fiction makes a trip into the underworld 

By Megan McQueen 

Quentin Tarantino's 

latest flick. Pulp Fiction, be- 
gins with two small-time 
thieves contemplating making 
the big step from robbing li- 
quor stores to holding up 
coffee shops. After acquaint- 
ing us with Honey Bunny and 
Pumpkin (played with inno- 
cent matter-of-factness by 
Amanda Plummer and Tim 
Roth), the scene cuts to part- 
ners Vincent Vega and Jules 
Winnfield, who are on their 
way to retrieve a mysterious 
black briefcase for their boss, 
Karsellus Wallace. Vincent 
and Jules (John Travolta and 
Samuel L. Jackson, both in 
rare form) keep up constant 
fluff banter concerning things 
like the tenn for a Quarter 
Pounder in Amsterdam (a 
Royale with cheese). They 

retrieve the case, blowing 
away a few people in the pro- 
cess. Later that evening, 
Vincent takes out tlie boss's 
wife, Mia, because Marcellus 
has left town and wants 
Vincent to show her a good 
time for the night. Tliey end 
up at Jack Rabbit Siim's, a 
loud fifties-style diner where 
Vincent and Mia enter, and 
win, a dance contest. As the 
evening progresses, we also 
get to see Lance, Vincent's 
drug dealer, and his eccentric, 
body-pierced wife Jody. The 
action shifts yet again — lliis 
time to Butch, a young bo.xer 
whom Marcellus has paid to 
lose his next match. Butch 
double crosses him, takes the 
money, ajid nnis. He plans to 
leave the country until he re- 
alizes that his naive French 
girlfriend, Fabienne, has for- 
gotten to pack the sacred gold 
watch he inherited from his 

father Inunediately we get a 
flashback of young Butch be- 
ing told of his fatlier 's death in 
the war by stoic Captain 
Koons (played witli tlie perfect 
lack of emotion by Christopher 

Butch wastes no time getting 
back to his apartment to res- 
cue the priceless watch. On his 
way out, however, he just hap- 
pens to run into Marcellus. 
Time shifts back to Vincent 
and Jules, who have just re- 

Chick's foreign flick pick 

Uma Thurman and John Travolta 

Plioto courtesy of Miramax nims 

By Helen M. Quinones 
Layout Editor 

For the rest of you 

who are broke, bored and blase 
about new movie releases, 
there is hope yet. Right here 
on campus at our very own li- 
brary, one of the largest collec- 
tions of laser disks sits on 
shelves collecting dust. So I 
began the quest for vintage 
flicks from the golden age of 
movie making (there is more 
to life than Gone With the 
Wind) and foreign flicks. 

The library carries a 
shockingly large selection of at 
times racy foreign films. For 
this issue I chose Law of De- 
sire, by Spain's leading direc- 
tor, Pedro Almodovar. The 
film in Spanish with English 

The opening scene, in 
which two directors supervise 
a male getting intimate with 
himself and mirrors for the 
camera, sent me into previ- 
ously unattained levels of em- 
barrassment. This film is un- 
questionably foreign. Euro- 
pean standards of decency in 
movies and television make 
me blush. As true test of open- 
mindedness, this movie in- 

cludes full frontal male nudity, 
men getting intimate, and to 
top it off, the only female is a 

Tliere is a plot, I prom- 
ise, altliougli it isnt apparent 
until the second half . One of 
the men involved in a love tri- 
angle is murdered amid a con- 
fusion of which name goes 
with which character. This 
film is a typical example 
Almodovar 's style, with vivid 
bleeding reds, glaring yellows 
and eye-crossing blues. Plenty 
of women with painfully 
strong features clijik around in 
higli heels and cling)' dresses, 
with huge brightly painted 
lips. The same unattractive 
actress from his other films 
with the enonnous nose and 
puce eye shadow appeared 
also. Almodovar loves cast- 
ing her, and 1 can't blame him; 
her very presence is comic re- 

A few scenes actually 
are humorous, after all tliis is 
a comedy. Some of tlie innu- 
endo and irony revolving 
around all of these homo- 
sex-ual men receives a 5 or 6 
on the chuckle factor A one- 
liner near the beginning scored 
an 8 on my cackle factor scale, 

in wiiich a man meets his lover, 
takes him home and immedi- 
ately upon their arrival says: 
"excuse me while I go tlirow 

As for the translation, I 
can say that the bedroom 
scenes were translated crudely. 
I found anything that would fit 
into the contexl of a bedroom 
sounded much less sleazy in 
Spanish; it's a Romance lan- 
guage after all. And believe 
me, there was plenty of sleaze. 
The camera pulls back to 
grasp the fiill panorama of the 
scene, as if from tlie ceiling, at 
times encouraging more tlie- 
atrics than anything else. 

A disclaimer at tlie be- 
ginning warns that the film 
could be offensive to anyone 
under eigliteen. I would go so 
far as to say tliis would be rated 
NC-17 in America, although 
if women were featured in full 
frontal nudity, it would have 
cleared an R rating. Women 
on the Verge of a Nervous 
Breakdown is the film that 
made Almodovar famous; it's 
liglit-years cleaner and funnier 
than Desire. I would recom- 
mend Women to anyone and 
Desire to the truly bored, 
broke and open-minded. 

trieved the briefcase, taken a 
hostage and had a brush with 
death. Vincent accidentally 
shoots the hostage, spattering 
blood all over the place in 
broad dayliglit, so the two are 
forced to seek refuge at the 
house of their suburban friend 
Jimmie (played by Quentin 
Tarantino himself in a scene- 
stealing cameo). Jimmie's 
wife will return from work 
shortly so they call The Wolf 
(a bow-tied Harvey Keitel) 
who helps them clean tlie car 
and themselves and has them 
back on the road in under an 
hour The final scene ties sev- 
eral of tlie dangling plot lines 
togetlier and fuiislies tlie movie 
witli an uneasy but basically 
happy ending. 

Tliis movie is composed 
of lots of seemingly disjointed 
scenes sewn together by a few 
cross-over characters. Al- 
tliough a bit confusing at first, 
it keeps the movie moving 
along briskly with occasional 
stops for a little dialogue and 
some violence. Set in modem 
Los Angeles, but drawing on 
the dark crime fiction and 
cheap, garish publications 
from the thirties and forties, 
tliis grand prize winner at the 
1994 Cannes Film Festival is 
chock fiill of both humor and 

violence. It's a collection of 
various movie cliches and 
combined together, creates 
an atmosphere where every- 
thing is both vaguely familiar 
and refreshingly new at the 
same time. In the background 
tliroughout the movie, pulses 
intense music that fits the pe- 
riod and completes the mood. 
Each character in this 
movie fits into the big puzzle, 
and each is very individual and 
well-crafted. Uma Thurman 
as Mia is both innocent and 
seductive. Harvey Keitel as 
The Wolf is hilarious in his 
role as the cleanups artist. 
Also Quentin Tarantino and 
Christopher Walken, in their 
respective cameos, completely 
fit the characters and provide 
some of the funniest moments 
of the movie. It's Vincent and 
Jules, however, that com- 
pletely steal the movie with 
their black humor and, espe- 
cially in Vincent's case, 
clueless bungling Bible-quot- 
ing Jules and heroin-shooting 
Vincent make an unlikely pair 
but manage to offset each other 
perfectly. John Travolta, with 
his long black hair, has a great 
scene in which he and Mia en- 
ter a twist dance contest. Al- 
though the music is different 
and there's no flashing lights, 
in an odd way, it's vaguely 
reminiscent of Saturday Night 

This is a movie about the 
bad guys in all their drug- 
laden, gun-toting splendor. 
Everyone is tarnished some- 
how (except perhaps Butch 's 
girlfriend, who fantasizes 
innocently about blueberry 
pancakes with maple syrup). 
Despite this, throughout the 
movie, everyone is somehow 
offered a second chance and 
the ending actually finds one 
of the main characters retiring 
from a life of crime. 

In Pulp Fiction, 
Quentin Tarantino has cre- 
ated a dark, violent, but im- 
mensely fiinny and watchable 
movie. The characters, twisted 
though they might be, come to 
life and draw us in to this bi- 
zarre trip into the underworld. 
Pulp Fiction recycles images 
and characters into something 
new and alive and is one of the 
best movies of this year. 

November 11, 1994 

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Film probes betrayal of quiz show scandals 

Early television establislies broadcasting as the great deceptor 

By Heather Carlen 
Entertainment Editor 

Good and evil. We 

like to think of tliese as clear- 
cut, easily defined, simple con- 
cepts. Quiz Show demon- 
strates that these two are not 
always as obvious as they 
seem. Stereotypes and precon- 
ceived notions can be mislead- 

answers to the quiz show's 
questions, is reminded by show 
producers Dan Enriglit (David 
Paymer) and Albert Freednian 
(Hank Azaria) tlial his stint on 
tlie show is only temporary. 
He has to, as he puts it, "take 
a dive" and lose on a simple 
question, tlie answer to even 
his young son knows. 

Tlie man behind reason 

John Tuturro and Rob Morrov^ spark the controversy 

Photo courtesy of Hollywood Pictures 
for Stempel's "dive" at the 

ing, and, as Quiz Show dem- 
onstrates, those who seek tlie 
truth sometimes get more than 
they imagine. 

Quiz Show opens omi- 
nously with Richard Goodwin 
(Rob Morrow) examining a 
new car, with a smooth car 
salesman breatliing apprehen- 
sively down his neck, as he 
waves a cigar over the car's 
leather interior. Tlie salesman 
invites him to try out tlie state- 
of-the-art radio. As soon as he 
clicks it on, the room is flooded 
with a man advising them that 
the Soviets have beaten the 
United States into orbit and 
that Sputnik is circling over- 
head at that instant. Both men 
look nervously up as the voice 
on the radio laments tlie down- 
fall of America, unaware that 
the greater damage will be 
done later. 

Tlie danger begins be- 
fore the appearance of contes- 
tant Herbert Stempel (John 
Turturro) on tlie question-and- 
answer show "Twenty-One," 
but he is the first to make a 
move tliat threatens NBC and 
the producers of "Twenty- 
One." Stempel, after being fed 

height of his popularity, 
Charles Van Doreii (Ralph 
Fiennes), wanders into the 
NBC studios wanting to audi- 
tion for another show. Enriglit 
and Freedman spy him, a 
handsome, clianning intellec- 
tual from a well-known liter- 
ary family, and realize that he 
is tlieir ticket to even greater 
ratings and revenues. Freed- 
nian asks hini a few questions 
as a run-througli and offers 
Van Doren an "easy" way to 
win - he promises to ask Van 
Doren a few of the questions 
that were covered in the first 
trial. Van Doreii refuses, smil- 
ing unconifortably and adding 
that it wouldn't seem "fair" 
He is tlirown into a predica- 
ment when, facing Stempel on 
the actual show, one of the trial 
questions is asked as the final, 
and potentially winning, ques- 
tion. He hesitates, sweats, 
makes eye contact with 
Enright in the observation 
booth, and makes his fatefiil 
answer: the correct one. From 
tlien on. Charles Van Doren is 
sucked deeper and deeper in 
with Enriglit and Freedman. 

Congressional investiga- 
tor Richard Goodwin has 
been, up until this point, 
largely separate from the sto- 
ries of Stempel and Van Dwen. 
He initiates an investigation on 
"Twenty-One" when an un- 
usual action catches his atten- 
tion: a grand jury verdict re- 
garding the quiz show is 
sealed. His inquiries lead him 
to a disgruntled Herbert 
Stempel, who begins to hint at 
something big, ranting and 
raving about Charles Van 
Doren, toward whom Stempel 
is enoniiously bitter 

A friendship of sorts de- 
velops between Goodwin and 
the charismatic Van Doren. 
Van Doren, knowing that 
Goodwin's investigation may 
lead to him, remains joking 
and silent about "Twenty- 
One," attempting to laugli it 

When examining the 
tliree men, the lines between 
good and evil tend to blur 
Stempel iiiuiiedialely irritates 
us; he is the know-it-all from 
the streets with a bad tootli, 
wearing thick-rimmed glasses 
and sporting a fiinny haircut. 
His obsession with regaining 
his public image after losing 
on such a simple question 
while one-upping Van Doren 
seems to be all that motivates 
him. Van Doren, on the other 
hand, is a Columbia Univer- 
sity professor from a promi- 
nent, wealthy family. His clas- 
sic features and diction make 
him an automatic hit witli the 
American public, a fact which 
does not escape Enriglit and 
Freedman. Goodwin is a com- 
bination of these two, a 
Harvard-educated, sometimes 
arrogant man. He has a ten- 
dency to remind anyone he has 
a conversation with that he 
graduated first in his class 
from Harvard, a character trait 
which fades as the movie 
progresses. Tlie irony is tliat 
Stempel, the stereotypical nerd 
and loser, is on the "riglit" side 
while Van Doren and his tor- 
tured conscience are on the 
"wrong" side. 

Morrow and Fiennes 

portray men with consciences 
above all else; the fundamen- 
tal difference is that Van 
Doren 's has been cast tempo- 
rarily aside, succumbing to 
fame and fortune. At the 
height of his popularity, Van 
Doren indulges in moments of 
vanity: when his limo arrives 
at Columbia, he stalls inside 
until that class session ends 
and tlie students flood into the 
hallways. He then proudly 
makes his entrance, smiling at 
tlie adoring masses. Later, he 
avoids crowds by entering 

represent the larger, even more 
fragile and trusting relation- 
ship between America and 
televisioa "The quiz shows," 
explains Richard Goodwin in 
his book Remembering 
America, "were the most ex- 
traordinary phenomenon in the 
history of television. Neither 
before or since has any contriv- 
ance of the tube so absorbed 
the fascinated contemplation 
of the public." Given this 
statement, how do those too 
young to remember the devo- 
tion and the scandals interpret 

Ralph Fiennes and Director Robert Redford review a scene 
Photo courtesy of Hollywood PIctums 
through back doors, as his a movie like Quiz Show"! 

guilt becomes even greater. 
Van Doren 's conscience is still 
there and active, only tempo- 
rarily stifled by self-indul- 
gence. Goodwin's desire to 
leave Van Doren out of the leg- 
islative proceedings is intense; 
he realizes that tlie real villains 
are the producers and the con- 
senting executives of NBC, 
not the contestants. His 
struggle of conscience be- 
comes an effort to leave Van 
Doren and his family out of the 

Quiz Show explores the 
psychological implications of 
a national crisis. While the 
movie does explore the effects 
on the American people, the 
sense of betrayal is conveyed 
on a personal level, through 
people like Mark Van Doren 
(Paul Scofield), Charles' fa- 
ther, or Toby Stempel (Johann 
Carlo), Herbert's wife. The 
delicate relationships at stake 

Even understanding that the 
larger part of television's inno- 
cence was lost in the "Twenty- 
One" scandal of the late fifties, 
the later generation has expe- 
rienced its share of television's 
allure. Remember the Persian 
Guff war, when a generation 
experienced conflict for the 
fir^ time through the eyes and 
ears of CNN. Clarence Tho- 
mas' confirmation hearings. 
The riots in Los Angeles after 
the Rodney King verdict. O. 
J. Simpson's slow-motion 
chase in a white Bronco, Mor- 
row explains that "it was the 
first public scandal that gave 
birth to the skepticism of the 
next generation." The only 
difference between this genera- 
tion and the generation that 
watched "Twenty-One" is that 
the former grew up being told 
television was the great 
deceptor, the latter had to find 
it out for themselves. 

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November 11, 1994 

Pressure on men's basketball in new season 

By David Carroll 

The Oglethorpe bas- 
ketball team is ready for an- 
other exciting season. This 
year the expectations are 
higher than ever before. After 
winning the first-ever SCAC 
title, hosting and playing the 
Nationals, and finishing with 
a 20-6 record in the 1993- 
1994 season, the pressure is, 
undoubtedly, on. Coach Jack 
Berkshire, as well as the team, 
have set some demanding 
goals for themselves, all of 
which they intend to achieve. 

The team, currently 
picked number one in the con- 
ference for the preseason, will 
not only try to defend their 
SCAC title, but also to win, at 
least the first round in tlie Na- 

tional Touniaments. Tliere's a 
lot of positive attitude among 
the players, yet they hope not 
to be over-confident. "One ad- 
vantage we have over Uie other 
teams is that we have team 
cheiTiistry. You can see it in the 
other teams that they don "t get 
along as well as we do," ex- 
plains the junior guard Ryan 
Vickers. However, tliere are 
still some challenges tlie Pe- 
trels will have to face this sea- 

Traveling out on the 
road, it is hard to win both of 
the games played. Tlie reason 
away games are harder to win 
over home games is the fans, 
at the other schools, are pretty 
vicious. Hopeflilly, this won't 
be as big a problem as antici- 
pated. Another challenge is, 
basically, evei-yone is out to 

Steve Taylor fires away 

Photo courtesy of Sports Publicity 

beat the best. This will only 
increase the competition level. 
In any case, the Oglethorpe 
Petrels are ready to take on any 
challenge that is to come their 

The 1994-1995 

Oglethorpe players are fresh- 
men Keith MuCullough, 
Travis Waggoner, Matt Flinn, 
Mike Mas, Adam Russell, 
Stonewall "Bubba" Van 
Hook, and Brian Rice; sopho- 
mores Ryan Strong and Bryan 
Letourneau; juniors Ryan 
Vickers and Steve Taylor, and 
seniors Andy Schutt, Cornell 
Longino, Jack Stevens, and 
Clay Davis, a transfer student 
from Southern Tech. They 
come together to form an out- 
standing team with much skill 
and talent. So come out and 
support the Petrels this season. 

OU Men vs. St. Petersburg Lady Petrels open 

By Gene Asher 

Director of Sports Promotion, 


Students, take heart! 

Oglethorpe University's 
basketball team, defending 
Southern Collegiate Athletic 
Conference champions, has 
been ranked 1 2th in the nation 
by the NCAA Division III 

Coach Jack Berkshire's 
Stormy Petrels, who opened 
practice last Monday, have 
four of last season's starting 
five returning along with three 
other lettermen who saw con- 
siderable service. 

The returning starters 
are Cornell Longino, Andy 
Schutt, Ryan Vickers and Jack 
Stephens. Vickers and 
Longino were all conference 
second team selections last 
year and Schutt was on the 
honorable mention team. 

Other lettermen return- 
ing include Bryan Letourneau, 
last season's Number 1 sub- 
stitute, Steve Taylor and Ryan 

The Petrels posted a 20- 
6 won-lost record last year and 

were 12-2 in the conference. 
Coach Berkshire says this 
year's team will be much 

"We are more experi- 
enced and more poised." Bei-k- 
shire said, "and in Longino. 
Schutt and Vickers we have 
three of the best basketball 
players 1 have ever coached." 

Berkshire begins his 
19th season as Oglethorpe 
head coach. He has won 262 
games, making him the 
winningest coach in OU his- 
too'. Berkshire's Petrels open 
Iheir 1994-1995 season at 
home against St. Petersburg, 
Russia November 19 at 3 p.m. 
Be Ihere! 

their fourth season 

Andy Schutt reiidy for new season 

Photo courtesy of Gene Asher 

By Kate Schindler 
News Editor 

Get ready for another 

season of Oglethorpe 
Women's Basketball! 

Tlie 1994-1995 season 
will open up with the team's 
first game against Agnes Scott 
College in the Emory Invita- 
tional on November 18. The 
women's team, who is only in 
their fourth season, is looking 
to make it a winning one. With 
nine returning players, five of 
whom are seniors, as well as 
five new players, assistant 
coach Meredith Grenier is con- 
fident that the season will be a 
success. "The team has the 
diversity, depth, and experi- 
ence it needs," says Grenier 
"Coming together is a begin- 
ning, staying together is 
progress, and working to- 
getlier is success." 

Returning to the team 
this year are: Shelly Anderson, 
Gina Carellas, Becky Ellis, 
Eleanor Fulton, Kirslen 
Hanzsek, Carly Harrington, 
Kim Jackson, Jennifer 
Johnson, and Shelley 

Robinson. The newest players 
consist of four freshman. Misty 
Fredrick, Meg Langston, 
Allison McDonald, and Kim 
Molir, as well as sophomore, 
Carmen Pentilla. Coaching 
this year are head coach, 
Brenda K. Hillman, and assis- 
tant coaclies, Meredith Grenier 
and Lloyd McArthur. 
McArthur, who is a recent ad- 
dition to the coaching staff, 
played on the Oglethorpe 
men's basketball team from 
1985 through 1987. 

Many of the players 
were recognized for their indi- 
vidual acheivements last sea- 
son Eleanor Fulton made sec- 
ond team all conference while 
leading in rebounds, Jennifer 
Johnson led tlie conference 
with assists, while teammate 
Becky Ellis was given an hon- 
orable mention. 

Ellis, shooting guard 
and co-captain of the team, 
believes that the team is ready 
to win. "We are all looking for 
a good season. Returning 
players, as well as the newest 
players have a lot to offer. I 
hope to see everyone come to- 
gether as a team." 

November 11, 1994 

Page 21 


All Dunn: Testing actually useful knowledge 

By Dunn Neugebauer 
Nice Guy 

Just when you thought 

you were finished taking tests, 
the sports information depart- 
ment at OU has come up with 
yet another midterm. The good 
news on this one is we don't 
care if you pass it or not. 
Category I — Movies 

1. Who played "Alex" in the 
Big Chiin (P.S. Alex is the 
dude that killed himself right 
at the beginning.) 

a) Burt Reynolds 

b) Kevin Costner 

c) Kevin Klein 

d) Jim Owen 

2. At the beginning of the 
movie Back to the Future, 
Marty McFly meets Dr. 
Emmett W. Brown at Twin 
Pines Mall. In the end, the 
same mall is called Lone Pine 
Mall. Why? 

a) Because the writer drank 
his face off while doing the 
script and forgot the name. 

b) Because Marty ran over 

one of Old Man Peabody's 
breeding pines when going 
back to tlie past. 

c) Because one of the trees fell 
over during llie filming. 

d) Iflliad a life, I'd have never 
even noticed. 

3. Eddie Murphy played Axel 
Foley in Beverly Hills Cop 
back in tlie early 80 's. Who 
was originally offered the 

a) Robert Miller 

b) See choice 'd' of question 

c) Sylvester Stallone 

d) Elvis Presley 
TION: Autographed tennis 
ball from Jeff Bates for who- 
ever gets this one. 

4. Glenn Close cried naked in 
the shower in tliree different 
movies. Name them. 
Category II- Sports — OU and 

5. Last year, Brian Davis cata- 
pulted a 30-foot bomb at the 
buzzer that banked off the 
glass and into the net, beating 

Trinity and giving us our first 
SCAC title. Who got tlie as- 

a) Michael McClure 

b) Cornell Longino 

c) Ryan Vickers 

d) Tripp Pierson 

e) We don't biow, we were 
too busy jumping around and 
going crazy. 

6. Last year, the women's bas- 
ketball team defeated Rliodes 
for tlie first time ever on Jen- 
nifer Jolinson's excellent pass 
on tlie back door play. Who 
scored the basket? 

a) Kim Jackson 

b) Shelly Anderson 

c) Shelley Robinson 

d) Jumpin' Gina Carellas 

e) Susan Poston 

7. In women's soccer, Kirsten 
Hanzsek jcored five goals 
against LaGrange, topping the 
previous mark of four set by 
two different people. Tliey are: 

a) Michelle Ponte and Fawn 

b) Terra Wintlirop and Jenni- 
fer Amerson 

McNair for Heisman trophy 

By Daryl Brooks 
Sports Editor 

Ir he was a team he 

would be second in the nation 
in total yardage. Ifhewasin 
the ACC he would be second 
in the league in rushing. He 
would also be leading the na- 
tion in passing yardage. If he 
was in division I he would be 
the Heisman Trophy winner 
by a landslide. However, 
Steve McNair plays I-AA foot- 
ball for Alcorn State, the AAA 
of college football, and there- 
fore will not win the trophy 
that he so richly deserves. 

McNair is averaging 
503 yards of total offense per 
game by himself, placing him 
behind only one team (Penii 
State). He has passed for more 
yards than anyone else in col- 
lege football (500 more than 
EricZeier). So why will he not 
win the Heisman? Because 
most people do not think he 

could compete at the Division 
I level. Most people probably 
tliouglit the same about Jerry 
Rice and Walter Payton, who 
botli played I-AA Yet these 
two became the best players at 
their position in NFL history. 
If they could compete in the 
NFL, I tliink they could have 
easily competed at any level of 

Even if McNair does not 
win tlie Heisman he will still 
be the best quarterback in this 
year's draft. He will be a bel- 
ter NFL player tlian Eric Zeier, 
Terry Dean, Kordell Stewart 
or any other passer out there. 
Why? Two reasons. First, he 
has better skills and more tal- 
ent than the rest. Second, 
McNair has the one intangible 
that will put him over tlie top, 
heart. McNair has the desire 
and the will to win that no one 
else contains. 

Despite the fact thai 
McNair deserves the title as 

the best player in college foot- 
ball, he won't get it. So who 
will? Sorry Bulldog fans, it 
won't be Zeien No team that 
loses to Vaiiderbilt can have a 
Heisman Trophy winner (trust 
nie, it's in the by-laws some- 
where). Look for Raslian Sa- 
laam from Colorado to take 
home the trophy. He's leading 
the nation in rushing yards per 
game and his team should win 
the niytliical National Cham- 
pionship. If he doesn't do it, 
look for his teammate Kordell 
Stewart to win. Anyone who 
leads his team to victories over 
at least five ranked teams (as 
of now Colorado has not 
played and hopefully beaten 
Nebraska) deserves serious 

If McNair does claim the 
trophy, which was named af- 
ter fomier Georgia Tech coach 
John Heisman, he should 
thank ESPN2. Amazing what 
television exposure can do. 

c) Sam Hutcheson and Tim 

d) Dr. Taylor and Dr. Straley 

e) Dawn Bristol and Kirsten 

8. Which fresliman basketball 
player ah'eady made headlines 
before playing her first game 
by bringing a case of beer to a 
fraternity party? 

a) Kim Mohr 

b) Kim Mohr 

c) Kim Mohr 

d) Kim Mohr 

e) All of the above... 

9. How mad is Kim Mohr go- 
ing to get when she reads this? 

a) Smoke coming out the ears 

b) Mad enough to slap the 

c) Generally stressed. 

d) Feel free to help me move 
out of my house.... 

1 0. What is the greatest num- 

a) Number of times Brenda 
Hillman gets robbed at Block- 

b) Number of people out for 
men's tennis.. 

c) Number of players out for 
volleyball (yeah, right).... 

d) Number of hours soccer 
players spent in bus on 
Hendrix/Rhodes trip.. 

11. OU's women beat Hendrix 
1 1 -0 in soccer two weeks ago. 
What records were broken in 
the process? 

a) Goals scored in one game. 

b) Number of people that 
scored in one game. 

c) Number of defenders that 
broke into tlie statistics cat- 

d) Number of ways Coach - 
Yelton tried to sub to keep OU 
fi-om scoring 

e) All of the above.. 

12. In the 1986 World Series 
(I think), Boston first baseman 
Bill Buckner let a grounder go 
tlirough his legs that allowed 
the New York Mets to score 
tlie winning run in Game 6. 
How did the Mets score the 
tying run? 

a) Solo homer 

b) Passed ball 

c) Hit batsman 

d) Balk 

e) Doesn't matter., we're mad 
at baseball players.... 

13. In the early 70 's (most of 
you weren't bom!), the Min- 
nesota Vikings were led by a 
ferocious foursome of defend- 
eis known as the Purple People 
Eaters. Who were they? 

a) Borman, Lovell, Anders, 

b) Anderson, Carellas, 
Hennier, Fulton 

c) Page, Larson, Eller, 

d) Evans, Romeiser, 
Hutcheson, Driver 
Category Ill-Miscellaneous 

14. Name the four railroads 
in Monopoly.... 

15. Who emerged as Spades 
Champions on the soccer road 
trip from OU to Hendrix to 
Rhodes back to OU? 

16. If you have a death wish, 
what group/singer would you 
play on a juke box in a coun- 
try & western bar? 

a) Abba 

b) John Denver 

c) Bee Gees 

d) M.C. Hammer 
Answers: 1 ) b; 2) b & d; 3) c; 
4) Big Chill, Fatal Attraction, 
Jagged Edge; 5) d) (though 
I'm not sure he meant to..; 6) 
a; 7) b; 8) e; 9) Does anyone 
have a room for rent?; 10) d, 
though Brenda is catching up 
fast; ll)e; 12) band e; 13) c; 
14) B & 0, Short Line, Read- 
ing, Pennsylvania; 1 5) Take a 
guess... 16) I'm not going to 
try any of them.. 

FINAL NOTE: Congratula- 
tions to Noriko Murata for 
making the All-Toumament 
team in Hilton Head, to Will- 
iam Ku and Keith 
McCullough for pulling offthe 
first ever win o ver DeKalb and 
to Gina Carellas, Tinnie 
Waterston, and Patricia 
Villavencencio for coming up 
with some offensive stats 
against Hendrix. 
Until next time, 
Is basketball season really al- 
most here? 
Dunn, James Dunn 

Page 22 


November 11, 1994 

Basketball Schedules 


November 18 vs Agnes Scott 

(at Emory) 5:30 PM 

November 19 Emory Invitational 


November 26,27 SCAD Invitational 


November 29 at Emory 

6:00 PM 

December 3 vs Fisk 

(Home) 1:00 PM 

December 5 at Agnes Scott 

7:30 PM 


November 23 at Regis University 


November 25,26 Colorado College 

Invitational Tourney 


November 29 at Emory 

8:00 PM 

December 3 vs Fisk 

(Home) 8:00 PM 

Lady Petrels finish 
best season ever 

By Jason Thomas 

Stats by Dunn Neugebauer 

The Lady Stonny 
Petrel soccer recently com- 
pleted their most successful 
season since the program be- 
gan a few years ago. The la- 
dies' final record was 12-6 
which included 10 shut-outs, 
another record breaker for the 
ladies. Their conference 
record was 4-3 wliich put them 
in third place in conference. 

The ladies ended the 
season with three straight 
wins, two of which were con- 
ference wins. The ladies beat 
Southwestern 1-0, Wesleyan 
6-0 and Centre 4-1. 

Against Southwestern, 
Dawn Bristol scored the win- 
ning goal. Versus, Weslyan, 
five different Petrels: Terra 
Winthrop (1), Kirsten 
Hanzsek (2), Dawn Bristol 
(1), Shelley Robinson (1), and 
Kristin Buoy ( 1 ). And, in the 
last game of the season Buoy 
(1), Hanzsek (2), and 

Winthrop (1) scored against 

Tlie team also had many 
personal and conference lead- 
ers and accomplishments. 
Kirsten Hanzsek placed sec- 
ond in conference in overall 
points witli 1 8 goals and 1 2 as- 
sists, giving her 48 points to- 
tal. Tera Winthrop placed 
third overall with 20 goals and 
4 assists giving her 44 pints 
overall. Eleanor Fulton placed 
third in conference in 
goalkeeping with only 21 
goals allowed over 16 games 
witli 87 saves total, giving her 
a 1 .3 goals per game average. 
She also recorded 8 shut outs 
in her rookie season tliis year. 
OU is graduating tliree 
excellent players offllie ladies 
team, Gina Carellas, Kirsten 
Hanzsek, and Shelley 
Robinson. Tlieir experience 
and leadership will be greatly 
missed next year, but the up- 
coming juniors and seniors 
should be able to fill their po- 
sitions well. 

Adventures of Robert Miller, part deux 

Behind the Bench 

By Robert A Miller 
Editorial Editor 

I ani going to skip an 

uneventful two weeks and get 
to tlie juicy part of our latest 
adventure: Hendrix/Rhodes. 

It was three days until 
this long-awaited trip when I 
was summoned to the other 
side of the field by the call of 
"Robert." Why is this in 
quotes? Because someone on 
the ladies team actually knew 
I preferred my first name. Fol- 
lowing a long sprint to tlie la- 
dies end, 1 found Kirsten 
Hanzsek doubled over and 
turning some really neat 
shades of red. Af^er we deter- 
mined it was not her heart or 
her astluna, a funny thought 
popped into -my head. 
"Kirsten, does it feel like you 
just swallowed a great big wad 
of peanut butter?" The range 
of reactions among tlie ladies 
gathered around made for the 
perfect Kodak moment Shelly 
Robinson lauglied moderately 
while a number of other play- 
ers silently reflected on when 
the nice men in white coats 
would come and take me 
away. Just a little smooth 
muscle cramp. That's what 
stress does to you. 

The Hendrix/Rhodes 
trip got off to a wonderful start. 
I studied, Dave Lerette hit on 
the freshmen, and Gina 
Carellas slept (over 10 of the 
13 total hours). All in all, the 
ride up was pretty typical. I 
forgot to pack my cold weatlier 
gear. Tliat was tlie first mis- 

Tlie next morning, it was 
lime for Dunn and 1 to re-visit 
our 3.5 mile route (yes, we re- 
ally do run) Uirough the me- 
tropolis of Conway, Arkansas. 
Too bad it was raining. Tlie 
rain let up at 8:30. We decided 
to have a go at tlie course. 
Tliat was tlie second mistake. 
Twenty-five minutes later, we 
returned to the Holiday Inn 
looking fresh from tlie mon- 
soon scene in "Apocalypse 
Now. " 1 returned to the room 
just in time to change clothes 
and begin taping. Shower? 

What's a shower? 

The Ladies match 
proved to be interesting. Our 
ladies sent most of their team 
back to the dorms. Tinnie 
Waterston sent their goalie to 
the hospital with a rib injury 
of unknown severity. The re- 
sponse of the Hendrix medical 
personnel is a story in and of 

First, the training staff 
mosey onto the field still car- 
rying their umbrellas. Secon4 
it takes 20 minutes for them 
to figure out that a high rib in- 
jury might require an ambu- 
lance. Let's see now children, 
what happens if an undetected 
piece of chipped bone punc- 
tures the heart or lungs? I 
wonder what that trainer 
thought I meant when I asked 
him before the game, "Sir, are 
you certified?" I just decided 
to let that comment slide. It 
might have been my third mis- 

Next came the emer- 
gency medical personnel. I 
can deal with the rescue 
squad — they were the closest. 
I can deal with an ambu- 
lance — we needed transporta- 
tion to the hospital. A tanker 
from tlie local fire department? 
Uh,. ..okay. They never told 
me where the plane crash oc- 
curred when I inquired. 

In case you were won- 
dering, we managed to win the 
men's game before being 
wisped away in our chartered 
Ark towards my hometown of 
Memphis. During the almost 
eight continuous hours in the 

rain, with temps dropping 20 
degrees and the wind blowing 
hard fi-om the north, I reflected 
on God's sense of humor. He 
would never send me to Hell, 
He would send me to Antarc- 
tica naked. 

Home was beautiful. It 
was cool and windy and al- 
most perfect. All the family 
gathered 'round to watch both 
of our teams lose. Our loss 
made for a long trip back to 
Atlanta. We led 2-0 at the half. 
I noticed something very ad- 
mirable on our trip back. Will 
Lukow didn't complain about 
his groin looking like a water- 
melon. Kristen Buoy didn't 
complain about almost losing 
a knee. Shelly didn't complain 
about her lower leg looking 
like a Picasso original. I love 
being surrounded by warriors. 

A special note from 
Gomer Trainer: I speak for 
the entire athletics family as 
I extend my deepest sympa- 
thies to Tinnie Waterston and 
her family upon the loss of 
Tinnie 's grandfather on the 
morning of the eighth of Oc- 
tober prior to the Hendrix 
game. In my nine years as a 
manager and student trainer. 
I can count on the fingers of 
one hand the number of play- 
ers v/ho personified heart and 
intensity to the same level as 
Tinnie. Such personalities 
only develop under the lov- 
ing care of superior role mod- 

May your tears dry 
quickly and your memories 
last a lifetime. 

It's Knight-tlme 

By Coy Miller 

The Atlanta Knights have returned from their cham- 
pionship season in respectable form. The Knights currently post 
a record of four wins and two losses (one loss was in overtime), 
and they are at present ranked fourth in the Western Conference. 
The Knights have played only six games as compared to the nine 
played by the conference's leader, Milwaukee. 

The International Hockey League standings are detennined 
by points awarded for wins and overtime losses, so the Knights 
will undoubtedly move up in the rankings when they play as 
many as the other teams in the league. The Knights should have 
a successful season, and with a little luck, should be included in 
the playoffs at the end of the season. 

November 11, 1994 

Page 23 


Sigma Alpha Epsilon wins intramural football 

By Michael Beran 

Special to The Stormy Petrel 

Well , the season 

ended with a big surprise. Due 
to the inability of the baseball 
players to stay healthy, tliey 
were forced to witlidraw from 
the playoff and lose their 
chance at the title. What that 
provided was a wide open field 
of contenders for the champi- 
onship. With the forfeit of Chi 
Phi and the wild-card loss by 
Lamda Lamda Lamda there 
were only five teams left. 

In the first showdown, 
SAE took on a very 
outmatched APO. Brian 
Fryman picked oflf a pass early 
in the game and retumed it for 

a touchdown and things got 
worse from there. Jason Gray 
four toubdown passes and 
rushed fo another while then 
lone APO star was Bruce 
Wilkes who ran back a kick- 
oflf for tlieir only touchdown. 
SAE -42, APO -6. 

Next came Delta Sig 1 
and KA In what may have 
been the best game of the year, 
it came riglit down to tlie last 
play. Early on Zac Butler hit 
Alan Gibson deep for a 6 • 
lead. Jamie Sellars came riglit 
back with a touchdown and 
Andy Travis' extra point put 
KA up 7 - 6. Zac then hit Alan 
again but Travis came right 
back with a touchdown to 
Sellars and it was 14 -14. 

Travis tlien rushed one in but 
tlie extra point failed and when 
Zac and Alan combined again 
it was all tied up. Delta Sig 
went for tlie extra point and got 
it for a 2 1 - 20 lead willi under 
a minute left. KA tlien made a 
last strong eSbrt to get to the 
finals but it failed when Casey 
ChesUiut picked off a pass in 
tlie endzone and sent Delta Sig 
to tlie final. 

As for the otlier semi-fi- 
nal, SAE faced off against 
Delta Sig II and Wade "crazy 
legs" Wilson. However it 
wasn't his day, and intercep- 
tion returns for touchdowns by 
Jason Luginbulil and Jason 
Gray ended this game quickly. 
SAE -21, Delta Sig II -0. 

So the final was set and 
it was SAE and Delta Sig I. 
Gray scored early as did But- 
ler and at the half it was 1 3 - 
12 Delta Sig. In the second 
half Zac rushed one in for an 

Sig came back down field he- 
roically but it wasn't meant to 
be on this day as the last pass 
of the game hit the turf SAE 
had triumphed 27 - 26 to claim 
the title. 

Bill Davis eludes SAE defenseman Jon Newbill 

Men's soccer ends in victory 

Petrels defeat Southwestern 4-0 

Tri-Lambda and Chi Phi battle 

18-13 lead and the long arms 
of Casey and the other defen- 
sive linemen of Delta Sig were 
giving Gray fits. After Zac 
rushed for another touchdown 
for a 26 - 13 lead it looked as 
if this one was over. However, 
Gray took the ensuing kickoff' 
65 yards for a touchdown and 
the lead was suddenly only six 
points. When SAE got tlie ball 
back with only a few minutes 
left tliey made the best of the 
opportunity. Gray hit 
Luginbulil in the endzone with 
only a minute left and SAE 
had stolen' tlie lead. Delta 

It out 
Photo by Alfred P. Newman 

Best of Awards: 
Shoes: Chuck de 

Normandie's steelcieats. 
Play: Chi Phi and the cen- 
ter sneak off the fake snap. 
Cheering section: Chi 

Uniform protection: 
Zac Butler and his over- 
sized bowl. 

Offensive player: Jason 

Defensive player: Bill 

Referiee: Need you ask? 
Next up — Volleyball! 

By Jason Thomas 

The Oglethorpe Uni- 
versity men's soccer team 
ended its season at 9-9 (4-3 in 
conference), giving them a 
forth place finish in the confer- 
ence. The men's final game 
ended with a victory against 
Soutliwestem University from 
Georgetown, Texas. The men 
won 4-0. Highlighting this 
game was that all three seniors 
ended the game with pride. 
Senior captain Will Lukow 

scored ^vo goals increasing liis 
overall scoring record. Also 
scoring was senior John 
Nunes, who scored one goal 
in his final game. Senior 
David Larette ended his final 
game at OU orchestrating a 
shut out against Southwestern. 
Lukow ended the season 
in tlie top ten for scorers in the 
conference with 24 points (II 
goals, 2 assists) over only thir- 
teen games. Lukow had to sit 
out a number of games this 
season due to injury. Fresh- 

man goalkeeper Shane Olson 
placed seventli in the confer- 
ence ill goals against average, 
recording 124 saves over the 

Seniors will be greatly 
missed next year, but many of 
the returning fresliman will be 
able to step up and fill in the 
gaps left behind. Despite a 
somewhat rocky season, the 
men played excellent overall, 
especially considering the in- 
juries that plagued many play- 
ers near the eiid of the season. 

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Volume 70, Issue 4 Above and Beyond Oglethorpe University 

Februarys, 1995 

The Stantons 

Page 2 

Letter to 

Page 3 

Petty's Newest 

Page 4 


Page 5 

AT&T Challenge 

Page 7 

News: 2-3 



Comics: 6 

Sports: 7 

Security: 2 

Grapevine: 2 

Soundcheck: 4 

Oglethorpe Day revives history 

By Kelly Holland 

Oglethorpe Day is an 

annual celebration of the 
founding of our University. 
This year, Oglethorpe Day and 
its festivities will take place on 
Thursday, February 9. As 
noted in the program of events, 
Oglethorpe Day is designed to 
"heighten awareness and fos- 
ter appreciation by the mem- 
bers of the Oglethorpe com- 
munity for the rich history and 
interesting traditions of the 

This event is sponsored 
by Community Life. The 
theme for this year's program 
is "Oglethorpe University in 
Atlanta: Rebirth and Rejuve- 
nation 1915-1995." This is 
the sequel to the program from 
last year, which focused on 
Old Oglethorpe during the 
Civil War. Atlanta Historian 
Franklin Garrett and 

Oglethorpe President Donald 
Stanton will be presenting the 
theme of the Convocation be- 
ginning at 11:05 a.m. at 
Lupton Auditorium. 

This presentation will 
follow what many Oglethorpe 
Day participants have de- 
scribed as the highlight of the 
day: the "Petrels of Fire" Race. 
The object of this race is to 
beat the Lupton Tower clock 
as it strikes the hour. The race 

will begin at exactly 11:00 
a.m. in the Academic Quad. 

This year's program will 
include two very special land- 
mark events. The national his- 
toric marker that was granted 
to Oglethorpe at the beginning 
of the school year will fmally 
be dedicated and unveiled. 
This marker will signify that 
Oglethorpe has earned a place 
on the National Register of 
Historical Places. The proces- 

The historical marker for the Atlanta campus to be dedi- 
cated on Oglethorpe Day. Photo courtesy of Community Ufa 

si on to the marker site on 
Peachtree Road will begin at 
1 1 :45 a.m., and Dr. Stanton 
will perform the dedication at 

hi addition to the unveil- 
ing of the historical marker, the 
celebration will also include 
the official inaugural broad- 
cast of Oglethorpe's resur- 
rected radio station, WJTL. 
The radio station will begin 
broadcasting at 12:15 p.m. 
and will be distributing souve- 
nirs as well as conducting a 
drawing with radios as prizes. 

Everyone is invited to 
attend the day's festivities; 
class schedules and Utiiveisity 
office hours will be altered so 
as to provide all faculty, stafi^ 
and students the opportunity to 
celebrate Oglethorpe's history. 
In order to celebrate the day 
appropriately, Conununity 
Life encourages everyone to 
wear O.U. colors or sports- 

WJTL back on air 

By Gina Fraone 

Special to The Stormy Petrel 

Twenty years after the 

demise of the original station, 
WJTL, Oglethorpe's radio sta- 
tion, is fmally back on the air. 
Students have talked for sev- 
eral years about resurrecting 
Oglethorpe's radio station, but 
it has been only during the last 
couple of years that real steps 
were taken to get the station 
back in action. The station 
made its debut on January 30, 
1995 at 6:00 p.m. Its regular 
broadcasting times is Monday 
through Thursday, 6:00 p.m. 
to midnight, and Friday, 6:00 
to 8:00 p.m. WJTL can be 
found at those times at 530 
AM. In addition to playing 
various kinds of music, rang- 
ing from rock to jazz to classi- 
cal, there is also a talk show 
and a sports show. 

In early 1993, students 
Robbie Romeiser, Elizabeth 
Stockton, and Mary Ann 
Locke first approached Assis- 
tant Dean of Community Life 
Marshall Nason about the pos- 
sibility of getting WJTL back 
on the air. Nason liked the idea 
and has since been very sup- 
portive and helpful in arrang- 
ing WJTL's new location in 
the Emerson Student Center. 
That following fall semester, 
Romeiser presoited their ideas 
of a new radio station to the 
Oglethorpe Board of Trustees, 
who then have official ap- 
proval of the idea. 

Stockton, now a junior, 
and Kevin Hughes, also a jun- 
ior, are the Station Managers. 
They spent the past several 
months trying to build a bud- 
get, interviewing student can- 
See WJTL on page 3 

Oglethorpe Day Events 

Thursday, February 9 

11:00 Convocation and Welcome 

in Lupton Auditorium. Talk from Historian 

Franklin M. Garrett of the Atlanta 

Historical Society 

11:45 a.m. Procession to the Historical 

Marker site and dedication. The Alma 

Mater will be sung. 

12:15 p.m. Inaugural broadcast of WJTL, 

and Oglethorpe Day lunch. 

Class Schedule 

8:30 a.m. classes meet 8:30-9:30 a-m. 

10:00 a.m. classes meet 9:45-10:45 a.m. 

No class from 10:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. 

12:30 p.m. classes meet 1:15-2:15 

2:00 p.m. classes meet 2:30-3:30 

2:00p.m. labs meet at 2:30 p.m. 

All university offices will be closed from 

10:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

Page 2 


February 8, 1995 


By Brian McNulty 

-During the early 

morning hours rf Friday, 1/20/ 
95, a male student observed a 
female student, who was driv- 
ing a Pontiac Bonneville, as 
she ran into a parked Toyota 
Camry, belonging to another 
male student. The accident 
occurred in the lower lot of the 
upper quad parking lot, as the 
driver of the Bonneville was 
pulling into a parieing space. 
Security was summoned and 
the drivo- of the Bonneville 
was tracked dowa After cor- 
roborating the witness' story 
the driver of the Bonneville 
agreed to work out the insur- 
ance information with the 
owner of the Camry. 

-Recently all of the foil- 
time security officers under- 
went security training at the 
University of Gainesville, and 
are now certified by the state 
of Georgia. 

-Reminder #1 The 
posted campus speed limit is 
15m.p.h. Speeding endangers 
not only pedestrians and other 
drivers, but puts the speeder's 
life at risk as well. 

-Reminder #2- it is un- 
law&l to park in the fire lanes. 
Any car caugjit parked in a fire 
lane will be ticketed and towed 
at the owner's expense. 

-In order to maintain a 
safe campus it is in^)ortant that 
we all look out for ourselves 
and help look out for others. 
Keep all your doors locked 
and be conscious of your sur- 
roundings. If you see any sus- 
picious persons, or circum- 
stances, unauthorized solicita- 
tions, thefts, intruders, vandal- 
ism, dangerous driving prac- 
tices, defects that create an 
unsafe condition, ca^ other such 
security concerns, contact Se- 
curity promptly. 

Contac saves the day for OU student 

Courtesy of Smith Kline 
Beecham Labs 

Oglethorpe student 

Shaunna Graf has been 
awarded the $5,000 grand 
prize in the "Saves The Day" 
essay contest, a promotion cre- 
ated to show the saving graces 
of new Contac 1 2-Hour Al- 
lergy medication, Grafs entry, 
entitled "The Final Night- 
mare," was chosen from thou- 
sands of entries as the winner. 
The Contac 12-Hour 
Allergy "Saves The Day" con- 

test was developed to call at- 
tention to the 1 3 million work- 
days lost each year due to al- 
lergy and short-term respira- 
tory probleitis. 

To help solve this prob- 
lem, Contac launched the 
"Saves The Day" campaign in 
May. The program's mission 
is two-fold, to help reduce the 
number of workdays missed in 
1 994, and to increase thq qual- 
ity of life of allergy sufierers. 
The "Saves The Day" essay 
contest asked people to tell, in 
100 words or less, how the 

product saved their day in 
some form. 

Graf, a junior at 
OglethorpeUniversity read 
about the contest in her Sun- 
day circular and decided to 
share her experience with the 
product. Her personal anec- 
dote, "The Final Nightmare," 
described how Contac 12- 
Hour Allergy saved her final 
exam in public speaking. 
"Facing hundreds of fault- 
finding faculty and fellow stu- 
dents, 1 had to deliver," she 
wrote. "1 randomly chose 

what was soon to be my salva- 
tion, Contac 12-Hour Allergy. 
Without fiirther allergy diflTi- 
culties, thanks to Contac, my 
speedi landed me 'The impos- 
sible A'..." 

"I'm so excited," says 
Graf. "This is the first time 
I've ever won a contest!" 
A broadcast/journalism major 
at Oglethorpe, Graf sa>^ she'll 
save some of the money to pay 
off her college loans after 
graduation. "The rest, I'll use 
for philanthropy." 

Heard It through the Grapevine . . . 

News and events in and around Oglethorpe University 

"Feed Your Mind," 

an educational children's show 
that airs at 7:05 every Satur- 
day morning on Superstation 
WTBS (local Channel 17), 
filmed the episode "Cool Ca- 
reers" from the Oglethorpe 
campus on Monday, January 
1 6. The show is scheduled to 
air on February 11. 

The TBS crew taped 
scenes in the Community Life 
Office, WJTL radio station, 
the cafeteria, in front of Lupton 
and Hearst Halls, and at the 
front gates. The show is about 
two teenagers who visit a col- 
lege possibilities. 

Several members of the 
Oglethorpe community will 
appear in the show. Associate 
Dean of Community Life 
Marshall Nason will be seen 
making student IDs for the 
prospects. Media Relations 
Specialist Melissa S vitek plays 
the career counselor. Several 
students participated in the 
cafeteria scenes, including Ja- 
son Thomas, Stephanie 
Everette, Jared Wiskind, Bran- 
don King, Bill Davis, Michael 
Mahoney, and Michael 

This is the second time 
that "Feed Your Mind" chose 

to shoot at Oglethorpe. Previ- 
ously, they taped scenes for the 
episode "Writing Book Re- 
ports" from the Oglethorpe li- 

On Friday, February 

1 7, the University Singers and 
University Chorale will 
present excerpts from the fall 
concert. The concert will take 
place at 2:10 p.m. at the per- 
forming arts center at Holy 

Innocents Episcopal School. 
Please call 364-8329 for more 

The Atlanta Virtuosi 

will perform in the Skylight 
Gallery on Sunday, February 
19. Preceding the concert, 
there will be a lecture at 3 p.m. 
Admission is $10 for the gen- 
eral public. Call 364-8446 for 
more information. 

Class at midnight? 

Photo courtesy of Public Relations 
Dr. and Mrs. Donald S. Stanton entertained Katsuya 
Hayashi, Secretary General of the Japanese 
Olympic Committee over the Christmas Holidays. 

Courtesy of College Press 

Tired of hanging out 

at 7-11 until two in the morn- 
ing? Sick ofwatching Nick at 
Nile? Then head to the class- 
room. School officials at 
Oklahoma City Community 
College announced plans to 
offer courses 24 hours a day 
this January. 

"What is night time to 
one person is day time to an- 
other," said Dr. Bobby Gaines, 
president of the college. 
"There's a population out 
there that needs an extra op- 
portunity to excel. I believe 
this project will meet some of 
those needs." 

According to Gaines, 
Oklahoma City has employ- 
ees working for AT&T on a 

wide range of sliifts,in addition 
to the Federal Aviation Ad- 
ministration and United Parcel 
Service who work day or 
evening shifts and are not able 
to attend classes that are of- 
fered at conventional times. 

Initially, Gaines says, 
OCCC will schedule 12 
courses beginning shortly af- 
ter midnight to help serve 
those workers and others who 
want to earn an associate's 
degree or upgrade their job 
skills. The late-night courses 
will focus on business, health 
care and computer science. 
"But if the classes fill up and 
students show an interest," 
Gaines said, "we'll consider 
expanding the schedule." 

OCCC is believed to be 
the first instittition to offer 
classes around the clock. 

Februarys, 1995 




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Kuni: Calling all Freshmen 

By Kim Kuni 

Special to The Stormy Petrel 

The freshmen OSA 

representatives wish to con- 
gratulate you all on surviving 
through your first semester at 
O.U. ! We also wanted to tell 
you about the things we have 
been working on beginning in 
the fall semester. 

The main project that we 
are involved with is service 
day. Because recent years 
have shown a general lack of 
enthusiasm among students 
towards service day, we have 
decided to instead orchestrate 


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didates for positions in the sta- 
tion, and getting the necessary 
equipment for broadcasting. 
Says Stockton, "I'm very ex- 
cited about the radio station. 
A radio station is such a great 
asset to a college community. 
I think it should be iiin for all 
the students." 

Oglethorpe's mainte- 
nance department has played 
a crucial role in setting up the 
station. WJTL is currently 
closed-circuit, meaning it can 
only be picked up on campus. 
Maintenance wired all the on- 
campus housing, including all 
of the houses on Greek Row, 
as well as the Emerson Student 
Center and the Schmidt Sports 
and Recreation Center, mak- 
ing it possible for the station 
to be picked up in all those lo- 
cations during the on-air 

WJTL has also had to 
fatten its compact disc collec- 
tion quickly in a short period 
of time. The station has, how- 
ever, been in contact with 
record labels which are now 
sending promotional CDs. 
Also, the Oglethorpe Student 
Association recently granted 
the station money to buy more 
discs. In addition, the station 
hopes to obtain local advertis- 
ers to increase revenues for 
new discs. 

A promotional day for 
WJTL will occur on 
Oglethorpe Day, February 9. 

two separate projects. nation. If any of you have any 

$500.00 has been allocated for 
this project; we are planning 
on half of this money going 
towards the purchase of a bike 
rack for the Emerson student 
center. If any of you have any 
ideas as to where the other 
$250.00 should be spent, 
please contact one of us. 
(Sorry, no donations will be 
made to private accounts.) 

Our second endeavor 
will be to conduct a raffle. The 
proceeds will be donated to a 
local charity. Scottish Rite, an 
Atlanta area children's hospi- 
tal, has been discussed as a 
possible recipient for our do- 

other suggestions, let us know! 

Here 's how to get in con- 
tact with us: 

Kim Kuni, Freshman 
Class President: 
365-2553, Box 129 

Christina Burnham, 
Freshman Senator: 
365-2596, Box 27 

Laura Butts, Freshman 
365-2682, Box 28 

David Carroll, Fresh- 
man Senator: 
365-2569, Box 31 

Shannon Hutcheson, 
Freshman Senator: 
365-2628, Box 87 

During lunch time in the 
Oglethorpe Dining Hall, each 
person will receive a raffle 
ticket. At 1 p.m., WJTL will 
be drawing four names to give 
away four different radios. 
They will also be handing out 
free WJTL magnets to inter- 
ested students. 

The general buzz from 
students on campus about the 
radio station seems to be a 
mixture of approval and ex- 
citement. Says one senior, "I 
think the station is just great. 

There's a lot of variety in the 
air. I wish it had started when 
I was a freshman. I really hope 
that students continue to be 
dedicated to it and keep it run- 
ning for many years to come." 
Another claims that the station 
brings a much-needed sense of 
community to campus. "Once 
you've heard someone on the 
air, you feel like you know 
them a little better. We as stu- 
dents have a little more com- 
mon ground to talk about." 

Hela this year at tne 

Pieamont Grove from 

9 p.m. to 1 a.m., 


will feature food, t-Bnirts, 

a video dance party, and a 

casn tar, all witn 
complimentary admiseion. 

Shuttles will run from Emerson 
Student Center every 30 minutes. 

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Februarys, 1995 


By Heather Carlen 
Features Editor 

Tom Petty is one of 

rock's perennial favorites. 
From the earliest days with the 
Heartbreakers, there was just 
something about his straight- 
forward, hard-hitting sound 
and lyrics. 

From now-standard 
classics such as "Refiigee" and 
"Don't Come Around Here 
No More," Petty has advanced 
into more inventive territory, 
including his first solo album, 
Full Moon Fever, and "Mary 
Jane's Last Dance," fixim the 
band's Greatest Hits collec- 
tion. Full Moon Fever gave 
Petty the opportunity to do 
some musical exploration 
without the Heartbreakers, 
something he finds enthralling 
but never considers perma- 

Tom Petty 's current CD, 
Wild/lowers, is the second and 
latest of his solo ventures. 
Again, Petty intends for his 
solo career to infuse new life 
into his Heartbreaker eflForts; 
this is strongly indicated for 
Wild/lowers, which is being 
promoted by the Dogs With- 
out Wings tour that features 
the Heartbreakers as a whole. 

Wild/lowers, noted by 
the signature songs "You 
Don't Know How It Feels" 
and "You Wreck Me," shares 
many elements with previous 
Petty albums, but it is not sim- 
ply a "typical" album in any 
setBe. Several songs, includ- 
ing the title track, are largely 
acoustic, which is rare but not 
unheard of for Petty. "Wild- 
flowers" is a gentle, loving 
song, underscored by simple 
lyrics which demonstrate love 
and affection on Petty 's part 

While Petty wrote or co- 
wrote all of the music on Wild- 
flovers, the musical aspect 
and not the lyrics are certainly 
his strong point. However, the 
lyrics do not attempt to say too 
much; Petty's forte is simplic- 
ity, in lyrics as well as music. 

Entertainment Grapevine. 

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After the success of 

"Flyin' West," Alliance The- 
atre Artistic Director Kenny 
Leon will once again team up 
with Atlanta playwright Pearl 
Cleage for the world premiere 
of her newest work, "Blues for 
an Alabama Sky." Presented 
in the intimate 200-seat Alli- 
ance Studio Theatre, the en- 
semble cast of "Blues for an 
Alabama Sky" will include 
Phylicia Rashad of "The 
Cosby Show" fame along with 
Alliance veteran Bill Nunn. 

There are an ejdremely 
limited number of tickets re- 
maining for "Blues for an Ala- 
bama Sky." Tickets will be 
made available to the general 
public on February 22. Tick- 
ets are $20 and $26 and will 
be available at the Woodruff 
Arts Center Box Office or by 
calling 733-5000. 

Grammy nominated 

singer-songwriter Sarah 
McLachlan and her group re- 
turn to Atlanta to play the 
Fabulous Fox Theatre on Fri- 
day, March 24 at 8 p.m. Open- 
ing the show is singer Paula 
Cole. Reserved seat tickets 
costing $25.50 and $20.50 
(including the $.50 Fox resto- 
ration fee) are currently on sale 
at the Fox Box Office and all 
Ticketmaster outlets; they 
may be charged by phone by 
calling 249-6400. For more 
information, please contact 
Steven Harris at 524-7354. 

The Alliance Theatre 

Company will present a panel 
discussion titled "Black 
Women Playwrights" at 7:30 
p.m. on Monday, February 20, 
in the Alliance Studio Theatre. 
This free offering will exam- 
ine the evolution of the Afri- 
can-American female voice in 
American theatre. The panel 
will consider a common 
"voice" among African- 
American women who write 

for the stage and discuss how 
these writers confront the twin 
hurdles of race and gender in 
American culture. For more 
information, please call 733- 

The Gainesville The- 
atre Alliance will present 
Frank Galati's stage adapta- 
tion of John Steinbeck's novel 
"The Grapes of Wrath" from 
February 14 through 26. 
"The power of this play," says 
Broadway producer 

Landesman, "is the power of 

family, and how it can hold 
you together, no matter how 
hard things get." "The Grapes 
of Wrath" will be presented at 
the Georgia Mountains Center 
Theatre, a comfortable 300- 
seat theatre on the square in 
Gainesville. Adult tickets are 
$12; student tickets, with ID, 
are $6. Audience advisory: 
"The Grapes of Wrath" con- 
tains adult situations and lan- 
guage. Please call 535-6224 
for tickets or more informa- 

The Atlanta Bonsai 

Society will be hosting its Sec- 
ond Annual Bonsai Confer- 
ence from February 17 
through at the Holiday Inn at 
Perimeter/Dunwoody. The 
conference will feature two ar- 
eas open to the public com- 
pletely free of charge. 
A special bonsai exhibit will 
be open from 9 to 5 on Satur- 
day, February 18 and 9 to 2 
on Sunday, February 19. 
There will also be a sales area 
with vendors from all over the 
nation. For fiirther informa- 
tion, call 469-8046. 






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Februarys, 1995 



Playmakers fracture yet another fairy tale 

By J. Kent McKay 

Special to The Stormy Petrel 

Wednesday, February 

15, the Playmakers will open 
their annual children's theatre 
show. This year, as usual, lo- 
cal area elementary schools 
will bus in hordes of young 
barbarians for the Wednesday 
and Thursday morning perfor- 
mances. Oglethorpe students, 
faculty, and staff are advised 
(for their own safety) to attend 
the Friday 7:00 or Saturday 
2:00 performances. Admis- 
sion is free with valid student 
ID. However, all proceeds will 
go to the Atlanta Children's 
Shelter, so all donations will be 
gladly accepted. 

This years show will be 
"Sir Slob and the Princess" by 
George Garrett. It's not 
Shakespeare. In fact, it's 
rather silly. Actually, this may 
be the most dazzling array of 
silliness you'll ever see. There 
will be silly walks, silly voices, 
childish behavior, silly pre- 
tenses at romance, and a silly 
excuse for a set (I know be- 
cause I'm supposed to build it 
and I haven't started yet) This 
play will be everything that 
children's theatre should be. 

If you will think back to 
your own childhood, you 
might remember some Christ- 
mas play (probably by 
Dicketis) performed by chil- 
dren, for the amusement of 
adults, which you were forced 
to sit through. The teacher had 

lied to you and said that this 
particular field trip would be 
fun and exciting because you 
were going to see a play for 
children. Instead, you were 
subjected to a wretchedly bor- 
ing rendition of something you 
don't actually remember and 
absolutely didn't grasp and 
which has fumed you info the 
bitter, cynical Xer you are to- 
day. Why couldn't if have 
been like Bugs Bunny? Why 
couldn't children's theatre be 
for children? 

Well, here at Oglethorpe 
University, the Playmakers 
philosophy is precisely that: 
we want to entertain children 
(including your inner child.) 
Sir Slob (Michael Billingsley) 
is a Gump-esque character 
who, in the tradition of all 
good fairy tales, is miracu- 
lously catapulted from kitchen 
scrub boy to prince in shining 
armor (or whatever costume 
we get a good deal on) by his 
honesty, good will, and a bit 
of good fortune. The moral of 
"Sir Slob" is one everybody 
can understand, but more im- 
portantly, the presentation of 
"Sir Slob" is one that every- 
one can enjoy. 

The Playmakers have 
made a fine art of comic en- 
tertainment which falls some- 
where between Fractured 
Fairy Tales, Benny Hill, and 
The Three Stooges. If you 
have seen any of the 
Playmakers' Fall or Spring 
productions, you may be sur- 

We all have 

Need someone other than your 

roommate to listen? 

We have the answer. 

(Well, sort of.) 

For her deep & profound 

thoughts, write to: 

Box 450 

or drop your letter in the 

Petrel office door. 

Cominsi Next Issue 

prised at the groups versatil- 
ity. For instance, in contrast 
to "Sir Slob", the annual 
Spring downer this year will be 
"The Shadow Box", a true-to- 
life drama that explores the 
relational changes which sev- 
eral terminally ill patients con- 

front in their final days. But 
until then, the Playmakers are 
happy and gay (well, not all of 

Come witness the frivol- 
ity, the fiin, the Slob. You'll 
laugh. You'll cry (if you're a 
theatre critic). But no matter 

who you are, you'll be highly 
entertained. So, come see "Sir 
Slob and the Princess" in 
Lupton Auditorium, Friday 
the 17th at 7:00 p.m. or Satur- 
day the 18th at 2:00. See you 




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Mr. Oglethorpe makes sports complex reality 

By Chopper Johnson 

The epic tells of 

Oglethorpe's sports history 
pervade the legends of this 
campus. Many a freshman has 
heard the tells of the 
Oglethorpe football team beat- 
ing Georgia Tech in the rain 
and mud all those years ago. 
Some have even seen the base- 
ball jersey of Luke Appling 
hanging in the gym, a testa- 
ment to his Hall of Fame ca- 
reer. Among these whispered 
memories, though, is a figure 
that stands dedicated not only 
to the history of Oglethorpe 
sports, but to its future. 

Mr. Oglethorpe, Stephen 
J. Schmidt, made great contri- 
butions to the school on the 
football field during his days 
as an undergraduate, starting 
at quarterback for four con- 
secutive years. It has been in 
the time since he graduated, 
though, that he has had the 
most impact on the school. He 
has given of both his time and 
his money to help Oglethorpe 

grow, seeing these projects as 
"steps towards Oglethorpe be- 
coming one of the finest liberal 
arts institutions in the nation.." 
One of the many projects led 
to the dedication of a new resi- 
dence hall in his honor The 
most recent is a new 22,000 
square foot sports and recre- 
ation center bearing his name. 
Tlie main purpose of the 

facility, according to Dr. 
Donald Stanton, is to "meet the 
athletic and recreational needs 
ofthe average student." In this 
the rec center has definitely 
succeeded. Already, the vol- 
leyball intramurals have been 
held there, and intermural bas- 
ketball on the new courts will 
next week. In addition to be- 
ing able to hold intramurals. 

the center also has a lined run- 
ning oval, two racquetball/ 
handball courts, a raised 
wooden floor for the step 
aerobics classes, the Sweat 
Shop, a spectator's deck, and 
locker rooms. Another one of 
the positive aspects ofthe cen- 
ter is the fact that student can 
use their ID cards to "check 
out" pieces of equipment, such 

The first official event to be help in the new rec center was the intermural voiieyball 
tournament Photo by Chopper Johnson 

as raquets or basketballs. 

Schmidt, whose own life 
sounds at time like an adven- 
ture novel, said at the dedica- 
tion ofthe center on January 
27, said the honor was "the 
highlight of my life." "It is an 
absolute dream come true." 

The man who would 
later be known as Mr. 
Oglethorpe entered 

Oglethorpe in 1935, afler 
hitchhiking south from 
Moorestown, N.J. In high 
sdiool he had been a four-sport 
star, and was heavily recruited, 
until a cerebral hemorrhage 
left half of his body paralyzed. 
A miraculous surgery and re- 
cover brought Schmidt back to 
the football field, but all ofthe 
big name schools had lost in- 
terest After his principal rec- 
ommended Oglethorpe, he be- 
gan to hitchhike south. 

Since that trip south, he 
has been a college quarter- 
back, husband, football coach. 
World War II bomber pilot, 
and CEO of Dixie Stamp and 
Seal, all of which he has ac- 
complished by the age of 78. 


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Pro tennis in Atlanta 

By Heather Carlen 
Features Editor 

The AT&T Challenge 

returns to the Atlanta Athletic 
Club in Duluth April 29 
through May 7, again promis- 
ing some fabulous tennis. 
"This is by far the best AT&T 
Challenge player field ever," 
says tournament director 
Stephen M. Woods. "We'll 
have Agassi playing sans hair, 
Chang defending his title, 
Martin trying to steal the title, 
Krickstein playing with his 
lucky racquets, and Eltingh 
headed into the world's top 
20... Itdoesn'tgetanybetter." 

Among this year's con- 
firmed participants are Andre 
Agassi, Todd Martin, Aaron 
Krickstein, MaliVai Washing- 
ton, Jacco Eltingh, and 
Michael Chang. Chang and 
Martin battled it out in last 
year's final, while Eltingh and 
Agassi also won AT&T titles. 

Woods is especially 

happy to see Agassi return. 
The current #2 in the men's 
rankings, Agassi "is always 
one ofthe fans' favorites here 
in Atlanta. He's had a thrill- 
ing season, and we look for- 
ward to welcoming him back 
to the AT&T Challenge in 
April." Agassi, the reigning 
U.S. Open champion, claimed 
four other titles last year, in- 
cluding the Paris Indoor event, 
and is looking eagerly to At- 
lanta, where he won four titles 
fi^om 1989 to 1992. 

As far as rankings go, 
the other participants are hold- 
ing their own. Chang cur- 
rently stands at a comfortable 
#6, while Martin, Eltingji, and 
Krickstein are in the top 25. 

Tickets for individual 
sessions are available, ranging 
fi-om $5 to $36. For tickets, 
call Ticketmaster at 249- 
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on the event, including box 
seat packages, call ProServ at 

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Volume 70, Issue 5 fKbowe and Beyond Oglethorpe University February 22, 1995 



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The petrel 
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News: 2-4 

Editorials: 5 

Features: 6-7 

Organizations: 8 

Greeks: 9 

Comics: 12-13 
Sports: 14-15 

Security: 2 
Grapevine: 4 

ProFile: 6 
Comics: 12-13 
Screentest: 11 

Dorm construction begins in IVIarch 

New dorm expected to ease campus overcrowding 

By Kate Schindler 
News Editor 

The building of a new 

dorm has been a topic on the 
tongues of community life fac- 
ulty for at least five years. 
Now, after on going discus- 
sions and planning, this long 
term project has been put into 

Five perspective con- 
tractors began bidding for the 
opportunity to build the dorm 
on February 1 6. Because the 
bids were too high, three of the 
five contractors have been 
eliminated from consideration. 
Negotiations with the remain- 
ing two contractors are still 
continuing. Organizers hope 
to have chosen a contractor by 

next week. 

Oglethorpe administra- 
tors, Donald R. Moore, Dean 
of Community Life, John B. 
Knott III, Executive Vice 
President of Business Affairs, 
and Kay Norton, Assistant 
Dean of Community Life and 
Director of Housing are cur- 
rently planning the building of 
the dorm. Working with the 
Housworth Parker - Cherry 
Roberts architectural firm, the 
group hopes to break ground 
for the dorm in March. 

The housing facility will 
be located behind Schmidt 
Hall on the Student Center side 
ofthe Ho Chi Minh Trail. Stu- 
dents will have access to the 
building from the Student Cen- 
ter parking lot. The dorm. 

which is coed, will consist of 
four floors, each containing an 
internal hallway. A lounge 
will be located on each floor 
The first floor lounge will be 
designated as a social area, 
while lounges on the second, 
third, and fourth floors will be 
designated study areas. The 
basement ofthe building will 
house a laundry facility. 

Bedrooms in the new 
dorm have been designed 
much like those rooms found 
in the upper quad. Each room 
consists of a living room area, 
two bedrooms, which may ac- 
commodate four students, and 
a bathroom. One bedroom 
units have been designed for 
resident assistants, while the 
resident director will be ac- 

commodated in a first floor 
apartment. In all, the dorm 
may hold 72 beds. In all like- 
lihood, seniors will first be 
given the opportunity to re- 
quest a room. 

The number of students 
living on campus has doubled 
over the past five years. To- 
day, 500 students reside on 
campus. "The new dorm is a 
necessity as much as it is de- 
sirable," says Kay Norton. 
Administrators hope to see the 
percentage of students living 
on campus rise even higher 
with the opening ofthe dorm. 

If you have any ques- 
tions concerning the dorm, or 
would like to see blue prints 
of the building, contact Kay 
Norton in the Community Life 
office at 364-8427. 


Preliminary blueprint 

of new Upper Quad 


Blueprint by Housworth 
Parker - Cherry Roberts 

Page 2 


February 22, 1995 


By Soren Ryland 
Security Guy 

-Saturday, 2/4/95, a 
male student returned to his 
room. He was surprised to 
find that his door had been 
kicked in the night before. 
He took inventory of his be- 
longings and found that 
nothing was missing. The 
resident did notice that there 
was an empty beer cup that 
had been left. He also noted 
that there had been an at- 
tempt to replace the locking 
mechanism back into the 
door. He therefore con- 
cluded that one of his 
"drunk and rowdy friends" 
must have broken down the 
door in a futile attempt to 
contact the resident. No in- 
juries or fatalities were re- 

- Reminder Ml- The 
posted campus speed limit is 
15 m.p.h. Speeding endan- 
gers not only pedestrians and 
other drivers, but puts the 
speeder's life at risk as well. 
Please be careful and drive 
safely and slowly. 

- Reminder #2- It is 
unlawful to park anywhere 
except in designated areas; 
this includes fire lanes. Any 
car caught parked in a fire 
lane or any other unaccept- 
able location will immedi- 
ately be ticketed by 
Oglethorpe Security and 
towed entirely at the owner's 
expense... so park your car 

Weather creates havoc in Schmidt 

By Heather Carlen 
Features Editor 

On Thursday, Febru- 
ary 9, a pipe burst in the 
breezeway of Schmidt Hall, 
producing flooding in the ad- 
jacent area. Maintenance, 
Housing, and Housekeeping 
quickly reacted and controlled 
the flooding. 

Residents were alerted to 
the problem by two separate 
fire alarms, the first of which 
sounded at 1 :05 p.m. When 
the alarm ceased after less than 
S minutes, residents returned 
to their rooms. "We were con- 
vinced it was only a false 
alarm," said one student. 
When a second alarm sounded 
at 1:45 p.m., a group of resi- 
dents collected behind the 
building near the breezeway, 
watching a jet of water shoot 
out of the pipe over the vend- 
ing machines. A member of 
the housekeeping staff, who 
was nearby, alerted Mainte- 
nance and the Housing Office, 
who responded immediately. 
Physical Plant representatives 
theorized that the first alarm 
was triggered by a leak in the 
sprinkler lines, which could 
indicate the presence of a fire. 
The second alarm went off 
when the actual rupture of the 
pipe occurred. 

Within ten minutes, 
Maintenance had turned off 
the water in the building and 
had controlled the leak. With 
the cooperation of Housing 
and Housekeeping they began 

cleanup. When they started, 
resident Stacie Bosclima ob- 
served that the breezeway and 
surrounding walkways were 
"just about turned into a swim- 
ming pool." Using brooms 
and vaccuums, the cleanup 
crew quickly eliminated water 
from these areas and began 
cleanup in the affected rooms. 
While only four rooms 
reported flooding from the 
leak, two experienced consid- 

carpet, which was replaced 
Saturday. February 11, and a 
ruined beanbag chair Another 
neighboring suite reported a 
small amount of water but no 

Once the majority of 
cleanup had been done. Main- 
tenance concentrated on re- 
pairing the broken pipe. A 
spokesman for the Physical 
Plant said that the pijje had fro- 
zen and burst, causing the 

Wendy Brennan, one of the students displaced from her 
room, surveys the damage. 

erable water damage. One to 
two inches of standing water 
covered the floor of Resident 
Director Pari Smart's apart- 
ment In addition, the common 
room and one bedroom of 
SchiTiidt 1 1 had a great deal of 
water seep in. Wendy 
Brennan, one of Schmidt 1 1 's 
residents, said tliat there was 
no major damage except wet 

leak. He went on to say that 
the doors on each side of the 
breezeway need to stay shut 
when freezing temperatures 
are anticipated. Maintenance 
later agreed with this state- 
ment, saying that the pipe 
would not have burst if the 
doors had remained closed, 
allowing wanner air to collect 
in tlie breezeway area. Resi- 

dents in all halls are strongly 
encouraged by Maintenance to 
leave the breezeway doors 
closedduring freezing weather 
to avoid such incidents in the 

Schmidt Resident Assis- 
tant Tonya Gibson and Trustee 
RA Jim Faassee attended to 
other residents' troubles. 
Schmidt 12 resident Helen 
Quinones referred to the inci- 
dents following the pipe leak 
as "general plumbing misbe- 
havior" After the water was 
turned back on at 3: 1 5 p.m by 
Maintenance, residents re- 
ported such problems as low 
water pressure, odors coming 
from the water, and, in one 
case, a toliet that refused to 
stop flushing. Gibson and 
Faasee gave advice on these 
problems, telling residents to 
run water until the odor van- 
ished, and attended to the fix- 
able problems, such as Quino- 
nes' "perpetually flushing 

Maintenance took care 
to avoid possible ice accumu- 
lation by sprinkling the wet 
walkways with salt. In addi- 
tion, the pipes in all Upper 
Quad dorm breezeways have 
now been equipped with heat 
tape, which monitors the tem- 
perature of the pipes. When 
the pipes reach 38 degrees, the 
heat tape warms them back up 
to 45 degrees. This, along with 
the added security of keeping 
the breezeway doors closed, 
should prevent the possibility 
of future flooding. 

Exploration brings students in touch with city 

By Jenny Ovdenk 

Special to The Stormy Petrel 

Oglethorpe students 

had a unique opportunity to 
serve others during Atlanta 
Exploration Week. David 
Leach and 1 spent the last 
week of our holiday break 
helping Hands On Atlanta and 
its Youth Corps, part of the 

government sponsored 
Americorps program, prepare 
for a National Service Day on 
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's 
birthday. On that day, youths 
from many parts of Georgia 
met in Atlanta to improve se- 
lected public schools. Plans 
included constructing new fa- 
cilities in classrooms and on 
school grounds, as well as re- 

painting walls and cleaning 
bathrooms and floors. 

To help tlie Youth Corps 
get ready for that day, Dave 
and I prepared a mural for one 
school. The children painted 
symbols of love, peace, life, 
hope, and courage, and an art- 
ist added an image of Dr. King. 
We also helped transport sup- 
plies to schools where work 

was to be done Assisting the 
Hands On Atlanta staff with 
their many tasks completed 
our eight-hour days. 

The experience was re- 
warding. 1 learned how such 
agencies operate and met kind 
and dedicated people. 1 also 
started the semester knowing 
that I had done something con- 
structive. Dave and I fre- 

quently heard that our help 
was making a real difference. 
Hopefully, this week of 
opportunity, organized by Dr. 
Joseph Knippenberg, will be 
repeated next year It may also 
become an option during 
Spring Break. Those who are 
intereste(l in participating next 
time should contact Dr. 

February 22, 1995 



Environment still a major priority for America 

Courtesy National Wildlife 

Support for the envi- 
ronment and the laws that pro- 
tect it remains strong in the 
wake of the Republican elec- 
toral revolution, according to 
a new Peter D. Hart Research 
Associates poll, commissioned 
by the National Wildlife Fed- 

"Anyone who thought 
this election was a mandate to 
undo 30 years of environmen- 
tal protection had better think 
again," said NWF President 
Jay D. Hair. 

The poll found only a 
small jiercenfage of voters ccm- 
sidered environmental posi- 

tions when choosing candi- 
dates, with issues like crime 
and the economy playing a far 
greater role in influencing de- 
cisions. "Candidates weren't 
talking about the environment 
and the voters had other things 
on their minds," explained 
pollster Peter J. Hart. "But 
when we asked them about the 
environment, they had very 
strong opinions." 

Respondents expressed 
overwhelming support for the 
environment and regulations 
designed to protect it. 41% of 
all voters and 34% of those 
who cast Republican Congres- 
sional ballots said existing 
laws don't go far enough in 
protecting the environment. 
21% of both groups said ex- 

isting laws strike the right bal- 
ance, while only 18% and 
25%, respectively, felt existing 
environmental laws go too far. 
Support was equally strong 
among voters expressing par- 
ticular concern for the 
economy — often cited as a 
reason for limiting environ- 
mental protection. Again, 
4 1 % said current laws don 't go 
far enough. And there was 
little sympathy for claims that 
environmental laws place an 
undue burden on businesses. 
21% of voters said those laws 
properly balance the needs of 
business and the public, 46% 
said the businesses should be 
requires to do more. 

"Voters clearly believe 
existing environmental laws 

provide insufficient protec- 
tion," said Hart. "And they 
don't want those protections 
rolled back, even on the most 
controversial issues." 

Among all voters: 

76% favor strengthen- 
ing safe drinking water laws. 

56% oppose requiring 
compensation of property 
owners prevented by environ- 
mental regulations from doing 
what they want with their land. 

57% favor maintaining 
the strong provisions of the 
Endangered Species Act. 

63% say mining, ranch- 
ing and logging operations 
should be charged a "fair mar- 
ket fee" for use of public land. 

64% favor redirecting 
crop subsidies to encourage to 

Libraries celebrate Black History 

Courtesy Atlanta-Fulton Pub- 
lic Library System 

February is nationally 

designated as Black History 
Month and is a great time to 
explore the Atlanta-Fulton 
Public Library System's many 
resources on African-Ameri- 
can culture and history. . 

In May, 1994, the At- 
lanta-Fulton Public Library 
System opened a special li- 
brary, the Auburn Avenue Re- 
search Library on African- 
American Culture and His- 
tory. This 50,000 square-foot 
library, located on the comer 
of Auburn Avenue and 
Courtland Street, downtown 
Atlanta, houses non-circulat- 
ing specialized resources and 
collections for the study and 
research of the African, Afri- 
can-American and Diasporic 
experience. It is the only re- 
search library of its type in the 
Southeast open to the public. 

The nucleus of this spe- 
cial collection dates back to 
1934, with the Negro History 
Collection of non-circulating 
books. Over the decades, the 
Collection steadily expanded . 
However, space for the well- 
used collection was limited, 
and a new facility was needed. 

The Research Library 

has a variety of multimedia 

The African- American 
Experience: A History is an 
electronic textbook, which 
tells the story of African- 
Americans beginning in the 
African homeland Compton 's 
Interactive Encyclopedia of- 
fers sight and sound reference 
that combines 1 3,000 pictures, 
120 animations with video 
footage (including Martin 
Luther King, Jr.'s 1 Have a 
Dream speech) and sound and 
slide shows. Jazz: A Multime- 
dia History provides informa- 
tion on the history of jazz, 
compact disc-quality music 
and rare archival performance 
footage from the golden age of 
jazz. Eyes on the Prize is a 
videodisc presentation that 
uses a scanner and barcodes to 
select topics of interest for 
viewing from the critically ac- 
claimed PBS documentary. 
Ethnic NewsWatch provides 
indexing of and full-text article 
retrieval for selected ethnic 
newspapers and a few maga- 
zines. A special workstation 
provides digital images of se- 
lected photographs from the 
Research Library's collection 
that patrons can print ofr and 
take with them. 

The Archives Division, 

located on the second and third 
floors, is open to the public on 
the second floor It offers pri- 
mary source materials that 
document the experiences of 
African- Americans in Atlanta, 
the Southeastern region and 
throughout the nation. 

The Heritage Education 
Center, located on the fourth 
floor, has an auditorium, two 
seminar rooms and a reception 
area with exhibit space. Pro- 
grams and workshops are 
given that bring to life the ma- 
terials found in the Research 
Library's collection through 
lectures, films, presentations 
and performances. Tours are 
available by reservation. 

The Research Library is 
open Monday tlirough Thurs- 
day from noon to 8 p.m. and 
Saturday and Sunday from 2 
to 6 p.m. For more information 
or tour reservations, call 730- 

In October, 1994, the 
Library System introduced 
online magazines and newspa- 
pers, through its PASSPORT 
electronic reference services. 
The publications can be ac- 
cessed at all Library System 
locations on the PASSPORT 

A small sampling of the 
publications offered are Africa 

Report, Africa Today, African 
Affairs, African Studies Re- 
view, The Black Collegian, 
Black Elegance, Black Enter- 
prise, Black Health, The 
Black Scholar, Ebony, Ebony 
Man, Journal for African 
History, Journal of Asian & 
African Studies, Journal of 
Black Studies, National Mi- 
nority Politics andNegroHis- 
tory Bulletin. 

Also introduced in 1994 
through PASSPORT is the Li- 
brary System's Window to 
Internet, a worldwide network 
of online databases. Library 
System users planning a trip to 
Africa can learn the currency 
exchange rate under the 
Internet listing of Business and 
Economics. The Geography, 
History and Travel listing pro- 
vides individuals access to 
scholarly papers on world his- 
tory topics and texts to U.S. 
historical documents, includ- 
ing the fmawc/pafionProc/a- 
mation. This service is avail- 
able at all Library System lo- 
cations on the PASSPORT 

While February may be 
an opportune time to learn 
more about the Library 
System's African-American 
materials, these resources are 
offered year around. 

keep pesticides out of food and 

The poll found public 
support for several protection 
measures that do not mesh well 
with the stated positions of in- 
coming Republican Congres- 
sional leaders. But Hair points 
out that the current Demo- 
cratic Administration got a 
less-than-favorable rating 
from poll respondents as well. 
Only 26% rated the Clinton 
Administration's work on en- 
vironmental issues as good or 

"Nature and the envi- 
ronment should be our com- 
mon ground. We won't make 
protecting them into a partisan 
game," said Hair." "The Na- 
tional Wildlife Federation will 
work with leaders of all par- 
ties to make sure voters get the 
protections they want. And 
we'll fake on anyone in any 
party who won't provide it!" 

Hair cited upcoming 
legislative action on the Farm 
Bill and Safe Drinking Water 
Acts as opportunities for bi- 
partisan progress that benefits 
all Americans. Meanwhile, he 
pledged to continue NWF ef- 
forts to educate and help indi- 
viduals and grassroots groups 
"outside the Beltway." 

"The election may have 
been about change, but this 
isn't a change for us," said 
Hair "We've always believed 
that if we help the people lead, 
the leaders will follow." 

But the head of the Na- 
tional Wildlife Federation did 
have criticism for one well- 
known opinion leader. He 
noted that broadcaster Rush 
Limbaugh used election re- 
sults as ammunition to attack 
environmental laws. "Now we 
have proof," said Hair. "When 
it comes to the environment. 
Rush is wrong!" 

The National Wildlife 
Federation is the nation's larg- 
est conservation education or- 
ganization. Founded in 1936, 
the Federation works to edu- 
cate and assist individuals and 
organizations to conserve 
natural resources, and to pro- 
tect the Earth' s environment. 

Page 4 


February 22, 1995 

How Oglethorpe students spend their money 

By Tharius Sumter 

How much money do 

Oglethorpe students spend on 
leisure activities? Where does 
that "disposable cash" go? A 
10 question survey asked 
questions to "gain information 
on the leisure time spending of 
Oglethorpe students." Thirty 
students answered questions 
about where they spend their 
free time and how much 
money they spend in these ven- 
ues. The survey pinpointed 
patterns in how leisure time is 
sj)ent by Oglethorpe students. 
All respondents were on- 
campus students between the 
agesof 17and 20. More than 
one-third of students reported 
getting between $5 1 and $ 1 50 
each month. A little less than 
a third reported an income be- 

tween $151 and $250. Four 
people claimed to get more 
than $350 a month. 

If you see an Oglethorpe 
student off campus, chances 
are you will see him or her in 
a restaurant. Sixty percent of 
the students surveyed said that 
they eat off campus more than 
they go to nightclubs, movies, 
or cultural events. More than 
a third of the students surveyed 
eat off campus twice a week, 
while 30 percent eat off cam- 
pus three or more times per 

Over half of the respon- 
dents reported that their aver- 
age meal off campus costs be- 
tween $6 and $10. Forty per- 
cent spend $5 or less each time 
they eat off campus. 

One reason for the 
prevalence of off-campus eat- 
ing is thelimited opportunities 

to eat on campus. No food ser- 
vice is offered on campus aside 
fix>m the three schedu led meals 
of the day. 

"When I get the 
munchies late at night, I need 
somewhere to go and it has to 
be off-campus. The snack 
machines don't cut it," said 
Kristen Buoy. 

The limited number of 
meal times could be especially 
inconvenient for the 30 percoit 
of students surveyed who work 
off campus. Dissatisfaction 
with the selections in the din- 
ing hall also sends students off- 
campus. "We get tired of the 
same old potatoes and the 
same old peas and carrots ev- 
eryday," said Dennis Kieman. 

Moreover, the proximity 
of 24-hour dives like Waffle 
House and Denny's and local 
delivery services help to in- 

crease the likelihood of off- 
campus eating. "When I think 
about places I want to go I 
think about places nearby. I 
don't want to spend my time 
in the car, I want to spend it in 
the restaurant eating my food," 
said Angela Satterfield. 

Occasionally students 
may sacrifice that evening 
meal for a movie. This only 
happens about once or twice a 
month for most of the students 
surveyed - only two students 
reported hitting the theaters 
more than twice a month. 

Music stores also com- 
pete for a share of college stu- 
dents' income. Over half of 
the respondents buy music 
once or twice a month. Sixty 
percent report that they spend 
between $ 1 1 and $ 1 5 each 
time they buy music — about 
the cost of one new compact 

disc. Twenty three percent 
spend $10 or less. The small 
amounts of each purchase 
might be attributed to the in- 
creasing popularity of used 
CD stores and discount stores. 

"I love Best Buy," said 
Scott Helms, "because they 
have great prices. Sometimes 
I get suckered into sales." 

Although all the stu- 
dents surveyed are under the 
legal drinking age, the major- 
ity of them spend money on 
alcohol. Seventy percent re- 
port that they spend money on 
alcohol each month. Thirty 
nine percent spend $20 or less 
per month. Ten percent spend 
between $20 and $30. Only 
five students reported spending 
more than $30 per month. 
Nonetheless, more than one- 
fourth of the respondents spend 
no money on alcohol. 

Heard it through the Grapevine . 

News and events in and around Oglethorpe University 

Pia Mellody, an inter- 
national authority on 
codependence, will present 
"Facing Love Addiction: 
Courage To Change The Way 
You Love," a two-day work- 
shop that explores love addic- 
tion, codependent and co-ad- 
dictive relationships. The pro- 
gram will be on Friday, Feb- 
ruary 24 from 7 - 9 p.m. and 
Saturday February 25 from 9 
a.m. to 5 p.m. in Lupton Au- 
ditorium, Oglethorpe Univer- 

For more information, 
call Dr. John Thames, Dean of 
Continuing Education, at 364- 

On Thursday, March 2, 
Oglethorpe professor Frank 
Hunter will give a gallery talk 
entitled "In the Tradition of 
Straight Photography: From 
Steiglitz to Webb." The lec- 
ture will take place in the 
Oglethorpe University Mu- 
seum at 7:30 p.m. Call 364- 
8555 for more information. 

The Oglethorpe Univer- 
sity Museum presents "Geor- 
gia O'Keefe: The Artist's 
Landscape," a 30-year photo- 
graphic exhibition by Todd 

At 2 p.m. on Sundays 
through March 19, the Mu- 
seum will show a film on 
Georgia O'Keefe in the view- 
ing room in Phillip Weltner 
Library. Hours for the Mu- 
seum are Tuesday through Fri- 
day 1 1 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sat- 
urday and Sunday 1 p.m. to 4 
p.m., or by appointment. Call 
364-8555 for more informa- 

The Medical College of 
Georgia announces a summer 
program for under-represented 
minority or disadvantaged stu- 
dents, featuring college credit 
courses in physiology or neu- 
roanatomy and medical writ- 

Also included are non- 
credit courses in medical ter- 
minology, analytical reading. 

MC AF review, and workshops 
in study skills. The program 
will.last from June 18 to Au- 
gust 1 1 , and applications must 
be complete before March 15. 
Rising sophomores, 
juniors, and seniors who are 
residents of Georgia and inter- 
ested in the health professions 
are eligible, as are a limited 
number of out-of-state resi- 
dents. Participants will re- 
ceive living expenses and an 
additional scholarship upon 
satisfactory completion of the 
program. For ftirther informa- 
tion, write Student Educa- 
tional Enrichment Programs, 
Medical College of Georgia, 
Suite AA-1 53, Augusta, Geor- 
gia 309 1 2-1900, or call (706) 

On Monday, March 6, 
The Mallarme Chamber Play- 
ers will perform in Lupton 
Auditorium at 8 p.m. The 
Mallarme Chamber Players 
are flutist Anna Wilson, harp- 
ist Jaqueline Bartlett, and vio- 

linist Jonathan Bagg. Call 
364-8446 for more informa- 

Students from Yale Uni- 
versity will perform jazz. 

blues, and folk music. The 
concert will take place at 
1 1 :30 a.m. in the Talmadge 
Room in Emerson Student i 
Center There will be no ad- \ 
mission charge. Call 364- 
8446 for more information. 

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Floyd on O.U. fork diversity 

By Patrick Floyd 

I've been thinking 

about forks, not just about 
forks but monotony, confor- 
mity, and forks. 

I ' ve been thinking about 
causes worthy of crusades. 
I 've been thinking about work- 
ing for an ideal, about striving 
to improve stuff, about fight- 
ing for good, about' doing 
something, and then I come 
back to thinking about forks. 

I'm mostly sure that 
Oglethorpe can be a better 
place. I think that we can im- 
prove many aspects of the 
Oglethorpe experience. I want 
to start improving the selection 
of forks in the cafeteria. 

Almost every fork in the 
cafeteria is exactly like almost 
every other fork in the cafete- 
ria. I don't suppose that this 
observation is surprising to 
anyone who eats regularly in 
the cafeteria. Every meal I'm 
faced with the same folk selec- 
tion. Day after day, meal after 
meal, fork after fork, nothing 
changes. The only time I 
looked at the back of my fork, 
I saw the name "Don" and next 
to that "MALAYSIA", I'm not 
sure who or what Don is, and 
I will resist asking why we are 
not given the opportunity to eat 
with honest, hardworking, free 
and beautiful, American forks. 

It's not the origin of the 
forks that concerns me. I am 
concerned, however, with the 
fork's lack of originality. 

Every once in a while I 
do spot a fork that is distinct. 
A couple times I have seen 
forks in the cafeteria that were 
shaped differently or had some 
kind of design on the handle. 
The fact that a couple forks out 
of a few hundred stand out 
may not at first seem signifi- 
cant. These few freak forks did 
begin to seem significant the 
more I thought about them. 

How can a couple of 
maverick forks be explained? 
I think it is unlikely that Don 
would mean to send us 500 
identical forks and acciden- 

tally send 498 identical forks 
and two extraordinary forks. I 
find it less likely that Don 
would do such a thing on pur- 
pose (I don't know Don very 
well, but I've got a prdty good 
feeling about this one). 

So, we've got a couple 
of forks unlike the rest. I don't 
think Don had anything to do 
with these unique utensils. If 
we can safely eliminate Don 
and his Malaysian cohorts, I 
think the next logical step is to 
assume that someone at 
Oglethorpe is responsible for 
expanding the silverware se- 
lection. My guess is that some 
sneaky Petrel smuggled an un- 
common fork into the cafete- 
ria and left it on his plate at the 
dishwashing counter. 

Whoever would go 
through the trouble of bring- 
ing a special fork into the caf- 
eteria only to donate the fork 
to the general fork supply must 
have some reason for doing so. 
I'm not sure exactly what this 
innovator had in mind, but I 
think the resuh of this sly en- 
terprise is good. 

By bringing more vari- 
ety to the fork selection of 
Oglethorpe, I believe this fork 
smuggler has done a good 
thing for his school. A couple 
of forks is a start. More impor- 
tantly these first freak forks 
can become the inspiration for 
an Oglethorpe fork revolution. 

What if everyone started 
bringing uncommon forks into 
the cafeteria. When an 
Oglethorpe student expected to 
go out to eat, the student could 
borrow a fork from the cafete- 
ria. This fork could be traded 
at an off-campus restaurant for 
a different fork. The off-cam- 
pus restaurant fork could then 
be returned to the cafeteria in 
place of the presumably more 
generic cafeteria fork. Slowly 
the fork selection would be- 
come more diverse. Meals 
would be more interesting. 

If everyone did his part, 
the day would come when no 
two forks in the cafeteria were 
alike. We'd have big forks and 
small forks, flexible forks and 

inflexible forks, simple forks 
and ornate forks, steel forks 
and silver forks and maybe 
even wooden forks. We'd have 
forks of varying prongage. 

Not only would the forks 
be different, but they would 
have a story behind them. 
We'd have forks from all 
around Atlanta. We'd have 
forks from across the country 
(brought back from road trips 
and vacations). We would 
have forks from all over the 
world as international students 
and guests to our campus took 
part in our superlative fork 

Not only would 
Oglethorpe benefit from the 
incoming forks, but 
Oglethorpe's export of Don's 
Malaysian specialty would 
bring a piece of Oglethorpe in 
contact with the world. Every 
high-priced restaurant that 
found its fine silver replaced 
by Oglethorpe stainless steel 
would take notice. Every lime 
a Waffle House dishwasher 
found a fork without the 
Waffle House signature textur- 
ing on the handle, the Waffle 
House would take notice. And 
every time a waitress or water 
took away a fork that looked 
just a little different than the 
one they had set on the table 
originally ... well, they might 
not take notice, but it really 
does not matter. 

Unlike some other revo- 
lutions, this fork revolution 
could be real rather than rheto- 
ric. We would not have to have 
Oglethorpe Fork Day. We 
would not have to make pam- 
phlets or bumper stickers or t- 
shirts or speeches. We would 
not have to get progressive ce- 
lebrities to further our cause. 
We would not have to start a 
focused letter writing cam- 
paign to pressure politicians 
into proposing Oglethorpe 
Fork-Friendly legislation. All 
we would have to do is trade 
some forks. 

I do not think fork diver- 
sity at Oglethorpe University 
is too lofty a goal. I believe it 
is worthwhile and achievable. 

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February 22, 1995 

By Kate Schindler 
News Editor 

Tom Browning of 

Marietta, Georgia, graduated 
frotn Oglethorpe University in 
1967. Having received his 
bachelor's degree in social 
studies. Browning set his 
sig^ on pursuing a career in 
the field of law. Today, he 
practices as a divorce lawyer 
in Marietta. 

"I did not realize how 
educated I had become until I 
ventured out Into the real 
world," says Browning. 
'Oglethorpe offers a well 
rounded and broad education. 
I feel that my liberal arts edu- 
cation has better equipped me 
for what I must face in the 

In addition to his career 
as a lawyer. Browning is also 
a member of the Oglethorpe 
University Alumni Board, as 
well as the Walker School 
Board in Marietta. With the 
help of alumni like Browning; 
the O.U. Alumni Board works 
to perpetuate through energy 
or donations, the continuation 
of the institution. 

"Oglethorpe offers a 
good experience and 1 want to 
see others have that experience 
as well," says Browning. 

Browning also enjoys 
organizing and chaperoning 
groups of children who like to 
participate in activities such as 
Whitewater rafting and camp- 
ing He enjoys writing trivia 
books as well. 

In the box to the right is 
a sample of one of these trivia 
questions. If you are able to 
correctly answer this trivia 
question, as well as the ques- 
tions which are to be featured 
in the next two issues, you will 
be included in a drawing for a 
grand prize. 

The grand prize will be 
announced in the next issue of 
The Stormy Petrel along with 
the next trivia question. To 
compete, return answers to the 
trivia questions to Amy Zickus 
in Public Relations. 

The true story of the stormy petrel 

By Heather Carlen 
Features Editor 

Rumors of the petrel's 

demise have been greatly ex- 
aggerated. Petey the Petrel, 
who as Oglethorpe's mascot 
has been immortalized on 
countless sweatshirts, 

keychains, and coffee mugs, 
has been described by one stu- 
dent as "a small, angry-look- 
ing, extinct little bird." Oth- 
ers have probably agreed with 
that statement. But there facts 
and fantasies separate, the pe- 
trel is not. in fact, extinct. 

The storm petrel, affec- 
tionately known at Oglethorpe 
as the "stormy" petrel, is only 
one kind of petrel. Also in- 
cluded in the larger grouping 
of petrels are diving petrels, 
fulmars, and shearwaters. 

These birds may not be 
known for the attractiveness of 
their names, and their actual 
physical appearance leaves a 
lot to be desired as well. Chop- 
per Johnson, who has been 
face-to-face with a petrel in 
New Zealand, describes the 
birds as "really ugly." 

Wilson's storm petrel 
(Oceanites oceanicus), the 
most common storm petrel, 
can be found, depending on the 
season, anywhere from Ant- 
arctica to the far northern 
reaches of the Atlantic and 
Pacific Oceans. Storm petrels 
are relatively small birds, 
ranging from 5 1/2 to 10 
inches, and have drab coloring, 
either brown or charcoal gray 
with white underbellies. Petey 
the Petrel, fiizzy tiling that he 
is, is considerably more at- 
tractive than his sealoving, oily 
cousins. And, undoubtedly, 
much more agreeable ... and 
less smelly. 

Petrels live entirely at 
sea except during their brief 
nesting season (apparently, 
petrel eggs don't float particu- 
larly well). On a visit to the 
coast of Georgia, the Caroli- 
nas, or really anywhere on the 
Eastern Seaboard, you may 
have a rare encounter with a 
petrel. They really do exist. 
As a matter of fact, there are a 
lot of storm petrels in the 

world. They just live out at 
sea for ten months out of the 
year, so we don't see them 
much. And, to dispel yet an- 

a penchant for flying toward 
shore in a storm, were rou- 
tinely set on fire by sailors as 
a beacon toward land, has been 

The storm petrel, a seabird most often found in the 
Southern Hemisphere, spends ten months of the year over 
the ocean. Picture courtesy of Grolier Encyclopedia 

other common error, the 
proper pronunciation is "PEE- 
trul," not "PET-trul" or, as 
CNN Sports apparently be- 
lieves, "PRET-zul." 

Oglethorpe University 
has the storm petrel as its des- 
ignated mascot because the 
petrel is reputed to be the fa- 
vorite bird of James Edward 
Oglethorpe, the founder of the 
Georgian colony, for whom the 
university is named And with 
good reason: Oglethorpe was 
a sailor, and sailors and sea- 
birds have always had a spe- 
cial relationship. Petrels, de- 
pending on the sailor and his 
country of origin, are either 
protectors of sailors sent by the 
Virgin Mary, reincarnations of 
sailors lost at sea, or captains 
who have mistreated their 

The rumor that petrels, 
being very oily creatures with 

neither confirmed nor denied, 
although it is an incredibly 
good story to tell non- 
Oglethoipe friends and family. 
This rumor may help explain 
why many Oglethorpe stu- 
dents believe that the petrel is 
extinct, however. 

Suggested reading for 
those adventurous Oglethorpe 
students wanting to know 
more about their mascot: 
Microsoft Encarta, Grolier's 
wonderful Mutimedia Ency- 
clopedia, (both of which I used 
extensively for this ... thanks, 
guys), R.M. Lockey's Right 
of the Storm Petrel, and Peter 
Harrison's A Field Guide to 
Seabirds of the World. Jason 
Thomas believes that a ro- 
mance novel entitled The 
Stormy Petrel exists, but he 
isn't sure of the author (He 
also, incidentally, denies hav- 
ing read it.) 

The mystique of the pe- 
trel can continue. Now, when 
your friends and family point 
at your sweatshirt and ask, for 
the hundredth time, "what the 
heck is a 'PET-rul' anyway?" 
you can proudly tell them that 
sailors used to set them on fire 
during storms to find land in a 
hurry. It may be unconfirmed, 
but it's always funny to watch 
their reactions. 

Who Am I? 

I'm Arthur Wellesly but history 

knows me by another name. 

My brother was governor of India. 

I fought against the Maharajah in India. 

I was a member of Parliament. 

I attended the Congress of Verona 

and the Conference of Vienna. 

I served a ambassador to Paris and 

as Irish secretary. 

I was knighted. 

My greatest fame happened near 

a small Flemish town. 
I'm buried in St. Paul's Cathedral. 

Send your response to Amy Zickus 
in Public Relations! 

February 22, 1995 



DMX: The Eighth Wonder of the Known World 

By Helen M. Quinones 
Special to The Stormy Petrel 

My escape from alter- 
native has ended in success, I 
have put an end to obscure 
college radio. Away with 
99X's ten song rotations, or 
music that 96 Rock has been 
playing since before I was 
bom. I have discovered a va- 
riety of music completely ab- 
sent from FM radio: commer- 
cial free, 24 hours a day, 7 
days a week, cable for radio. 
The eighth wonder of the 
world is Digital Music Ex- 

At the flick of the 
clicker, listeners can go from 
the big band sounds of Glen 
Miller to dance music to show 
tunes. Radio standbys of clas- 
sic, album and alternative rock 
also have DMX stations, but 
with the advantage of being 
uninterrupted and commercial 
free. Disc jockeys are now ob- 
solete, thankfully. 

The remote control itself 
is a wonder. It has a LCD 
screen similar to that of a cal- 
culator, which shows tlie name 
of the song, the performer, 
composer and the name of the 
album. Listeners can instantly 
answer the eternal question 
"who's that by?" without DJ 
interruptions, which nevertell 
us the name of the song we 
want to know, anyway. 

Variety is DMX's most 
admirable feature. At the 
sound of crunchy salsa-laden 
tortilla chips my suitemates 
can tune into DMX's Tex- 
Mex/Ranchero station, which 
specializes in those awful 
tunes Mexican restaurants al- 
ways play. 

Probably my favorite 
station, show tunes, has pro- 
vided my suite with such 
greats as "Man of La Mancha" 
and "Sweeney Todd," in addi- 
tion to the requisite "Cats," 
"Les Miserables" and "Phan- 
tom of the Opera." There's 



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friends over who have had too 
many, trying hopelessly to sing 
along with "The Will Rogers 

DMX outplays NPR 
with two classical stations. 
The symphonic station pro- 
vides the timeless sounds of a 
full symphony. The chamber 
music station offers smaller or- 
chestral arrangements and pi- 
ano solos. While writing pa- 
pers, these stations provide 
plenty of background sounds 
without the distraction of lyr- 
ics. Tliese two stations have 
proved invaluable to Music 
and Culture students on their 
quests for required listening 

The new age and folk 
rock stations are ready cures 
for insomnia. While the beau- 
tiful instrumentals station sat- 
isfies anyone's urge forthe el- 
evator music that Peach FM 
94.9 won't even play any 
more. Peach decided to in- 

clude oldies, as did DMX. For 
oldies lovers DMX includes 
two stations for 50's and 60's 

For those who prefer B- 
98.5's love songs, an entire 
station is devoted to love 
songs, and another for roman- 
tic instrumentals. Great Sing- 
ers also appeals to the senti- 
mental side, including Dinah 
Shore, Rosemary Clooney and 
of course, Sinatra and Tony 
Bennett, as expected. In addi- 
tion the big band and swing 
stations provide me with my 
daily dose of nostalgia. 

Over the holidays, con- 
tinuous Christmas carols were 
provided by the Carols station. 
A blessing to some, a curse to 
others in my suite, this station 
played carols 24-7 throughout 
the entire season. 

On rainy days, while sit- 
ting back and drinking that one 
last beer in the 'fridge, there's 
nothing like the traditional 
blues station. In addition. 

DMX includes traditional 
country, modem country, gos- 
pel. Christian, rap, urban con- 
temporary, reggae, jazz and 
light jazz. 

Whatever your taste, 
DMX is bound to have a sta- 
tion for it, unless you happen 
to be looking for 80s music, 
books on tape, children's 
songs, or movie soundtracks. 
DMX could always bring back 
the opera station. Surely lis- 
teners preferred the option of 
having opera rather than one 
station for 50's oldies and one 
for 60's. Even so, DMX still 
beats the pants off of radio and 
record stores. 

Digital Music Express is 
provided on campus by 
Scripps Howard Cable Com- 
pany through the same wiring 
as cable television. Check for 
specials; they may waive your 
installation fee, in which case 
DMX runs only $9.95 a 
month. Call 451-4785 to get 

Adam and Anthony return 

By Adam Corder and Anthony 


Special to The Stormy Petrel 

AC: Back ... caught 

you looking for the same thing. 
It's a new thing, etc. We are 
once again "housin'" and 
"arousin,"' here to give you, 
our loyal fans, the latest 
sample of cutting edge music. 
By the way, thanks for the fan 

AW: While we are ap- 
preciative, I would like to re- 
quest that our throngs of syco- 
phantic followers use recycled 
paper, as the volumes of mail 
that pour daily into our 
Buckhead "Passion Pad" are 
no doubt contributing might- 
ily to Amazon deforestation. 

AC: Yes. This week's 
musical smorgasbord begins 
with the Geffen release ofSix- 
teen Stone by the provoca- 
tively or presidentially named 
band Bush. I heard the 
"fukengruven" ditty known as 
"Everything Zen" and thought 
it rocked, so I picked up the 

whole CD. The impression is 
one of headbanging medioc- 
rity and teen angst with no 
outlet, save obnoxious guitars 
and repetitive hooks. 

AW: Although it may 
come as a shock to everyone, 
I agree. Bush, although I must 
as an American salute their 
name, is ultimately a lacklus- 
ter band. Aside from the im- 
pressive single, the album de- 
scends into bad exercises in 
moshing. Pass. 

AC: Yep. The album 
does have merit, and these 
guys have some raw talent 
somewhere, but it didn't come 
to pass in this effort. Two 
thumbs sideways. 

AW: Right there with 
you, chieftain. I would place 
this effort solidly between 
Weezer and Led Zeppelin IV. 

AC: Gee, what an in- 
sight that is, Antoine. Our sec- 
ond selection is the Dave 
Matthews Band's latest effort. 
Under the Table and Dream- 
ing. Tliis is a groovy, har- 
monica-driven album, with a 

soothing combination of pop 
rock-a-billy and alternative 
balladry. It rocked my world. 

AW: I have yet to find 
a single note that I would file 
under the "Rock-a-billy" clas- 
sificatioa Nevertheless, this is 
a good album. There's noth- 
ing that approaches "What 
Would You Say," but the rest 
is passable, at least. It's worth 
fifteen bucks just for the single, 
and the rest of the album isn't 
totally nauseating. 

AC: I will go one better 
and say that the whole album 
keeps a smile on my face. 
Occasionally I wonder if man- 
kind can continue to make 
good music, or if we reach 
some sort of saturation point, 
but it 's bands like this one that 
keep my faith alive. Thank 
you, DMB, Two thumbs up. 

AW: Strong praise, ynon 
capilan, but I cannot disagree. 

AC: That's it. We are 
cashed. Keep the letters com- 

PVe are outta here like 
Menudo 's career. 


February 22, 1995 


"O" Club inducts new members for 1995 

By Shelley Robinson 

On Monday night, 

February 6, the "0" Club in- 
ducted 24 new members. The 
"0" Club consists of athletes 
from all the sports at 
Oglethorpe. Each athlete must 
be an active participant with 
two varsity letters from the 
same sport. The club origi- 
nally existed at Oglethorpe in 
the 1920s and was reinstated 
last year at Homecoming af- 
ter a 50 year sabbatical. 

The members of the "0" 
Club strive to promote and 
support all the athletes at the 
University. Members have 
drawn and posted signs around 
the school as well as made ban- 
ners to support the teams at 
games and meets. During the 
championship game of March 
Madness 1994, the club spon- 
sored a night of food, fiin, and 
basketball in the Bomb Shel- 
ter. Representatives from the 
club also assisted with Athletic 
Visitation Day. 

While the club started 
off with only a very small 
membership, the recent induc- 
tions almost tripled the club's 

size. The following athletes 
were inducted: Mike Thomas 
and Matt Weiner from the 
baseball team. Will Lukow, 
Mark Bingham, Chip 
Kohlweiler, Bobby Holman, 
Tinnie Waterston, Fawn An- 
gel, and Terra Winthrop rep- 
resenting the soccer teams, 
Ryan Vickers, Bryon 
Letoumeau, Eleanor Fulton, 
Carly Harrington, Kim Jack- 
son, and Jennifer Johnson from 
the basketball teams, Pam 
Cochrane from tennis, Linda 
Davis, Jayme Sellards, Jason 
Arnold, James Green, Lewd 
Lacrosse, Alan Tudors, and 
Stephanie Chaby from the 
track and cross country teams, 
and Steve Taylor representing 
the golf team. The charter 
members are pleased with the 
new members and hopeful 
about the club's future. 

Plans for this semester 
include a second annual 
March Madness celebration, 
entering the Homecoming 
Banner Contest, helping with 
the mural in Traer, assisting 
with Athletic Visitation Day, 
and supporting each of the ath- 
letic teams at their home 
games. The club's nominees 

for Lord and Lady Oglethorpe 
were Andy Schutt and Kirsten 
Hanzsek, both four year mem- 
bers of the basketball teams. A 
long term project the club has 
been working on is a gift to the 
school. The Senior Class and 


the Bookstore may help con- 
tribute to building a sign in 
front of the school for the 
purpose of announcing ath- 
letic events. 

The club members are 
all optimistic that the new 

membership will continue to 
provide a strong base of sup- 
port for the athletes at the Uni- 

Welcome to the club ev- 
eryone and good luck to all the 

By Stephenie Miller 
Alpha Phi Omega 

February has been a 

busy month for the brothers of 
Alpha Phi Omega. Rush 
Week began on Monday, Janu- 
ary 30 with our informal 
Informationals party. Service 
projects for rush week in- 
cluded a trip to the Atlanta 
Community Food Bank and 
baking dog biscuits for the Hu- 
mane Society. The traditional 
Preferentials party was held on 
Saturday at the home of one 
of our advisors. Dr. Tucker 
Thanks to Theresa, James, and 
especially Miki, our 
pledgemaster. Thanks also to 
Dr. and Mrs. Tucker for the 
use of their home. 

The brothers were 
thrilled to be able to induct 
twelve new pledges into the 

Fraternity. To Laura 
Borderiaux, Carmen Pentilla, 
Carol Hall, Derek Hambrick, 
Creche Kern, Jeremy Jofira, 
Trudie Jones, Kristen 
Andrews, Valerie Holhauser, 
Kristy Fugate, Kim Mohr, and 
Anna Sanford: Welcome! 

Our biannual Red Cross 
blood drive, held on Monday, 
February 6, was also a great 
success. Our thanks go out to 
everyone who helped out. We 
received 45 pints for disburse- 
ment throughout Atlanta. 

The brothers will par- 
ticipate in the collegiate ser- 
vice organization for the Hun- 
ger Alliance. Members will 
spend Saturday, February 18 
at the Food Bank working 
with groups of student volun- 

teers from GA Tech, Emory, 
and other colleges in the At- 
lanta area. 

APO is also very excited 
to have a new home. The 
brothers will be working hard 
within the next several weeks 
to clean, organize and frimish 
the old Sweat Shop. Our 
heartfeh thanks go to Marshall 
Nason and Dean Moore for 
helping us to acquire facilities 
that we will finally be able to 
fit into comfortably. Thanks 
also to Heath Coleman and Joe 
Cox for their work on our be- 
half Stacey Chapman, our 
historian will oversee the 
changes that will take place. 
We thank her for her support 
and ideas, and eagerly await 
moving day. 

Fearless DJ speaks out 

By Daniel Sandin 

Armed with only an 

arm load of unknown CDs and 
a microphone, we hit the air al- 
most every night. With our 
iron wills suppressing those 
butterflies called terror, we 
hope that friends will not be 
too unkind of our music or our 
mistakes. We are the few, the 
proud, the disk jockeys. 

Each weekday night a 
few of us go to that tiny room 
with a few unstructured ideas 

and hope that too much 
doesn't go wrong. We worry 
about the little things; 
scratches on vinyl and CDs, 
the volume of the broadcast, 
and, above all else, stuttering. 
Many lament, "Oh, those 
humble, overworked DJs, the 
cross they must bear. Perhaps 
we should set up a fund to as- 
sist them in this trying time." 
While these people 
should be lauded with praise 
for their noble thoughts, and 
any donations will be accepted 
with great joy, I have a little 

secret to share with you. As far 
as the radio station goes, "God, 
its fun!" Please don't tell the 
administration this, I beg you. 
ff they found out that we were 
actually having a good time, 
they might stop trying to pla- 
cate us with new toys, like the 
new phone line, 364-8288. 

It is work, though. Give 
us a call. If we have the song, 
we'll probably play it. Above 
all, listen to us - we're odd if 
not interesting. The exclusive 
WJTL is located at 530 on 
your AM dial. 


Sponsored by the Psychology/Sociology Club 

The followtng lllms will be shown In the large view- 
ing room of the Phillip Weltner Library at 7.00 p.m. 
Ttie films are open to everyorte, txit members of 
the Psychology/Sociology Club ore especlaily wel- 

Wednesday, February 22; A Matter of Heart 
(1985). Color. 106 minutes. Documentary on the 
life and work of C. G. )ung. 
Wednesday, March 1; Spellbound U 945). Black 
and White. 1 1 1 minutes. Alfred Hitchcock's fa- 
mous portrait of psychoanalysis. Ingrid Bergman is 
the analyst and Gregory Peck her patient. 
Tuesday, March 14: Bob and Carol and Ted and 
Alice (1969). Color. 104 minutes. Hilarious satire 
on the "human potential" movement of the 1 960s. 

WJTL' s Programming Schedule 

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday 

Dawd Leach 6-8 p.m. 

Derek Hambrick 8-10 p.m. 


Timothy Brown 6-8 p.m 

Katherine Griffin 8-10 p.m. 

Sean Wessling 10-mid. 

Katie Fletcher 6-8 p.m. 

David Pass, Dunn 8-10 p.m. 

Rebecca Vaughn lOmid. 

Jenny Slater 8-10 p.m. 
Patrick Floyd 10-mid, 

Erika Steele 6-8 p.m. 

Alyssa Curabba 8-10 p.m. 

Dan Sandin 10-mid. 

February 22, 1995 


Page 9 


By Christopher Wintrow 
Sigma A]pha Epsilon 

Welcome back everyone! Hopeftilly your first month 
back in school has been as successful as ours. 

I'd like to begin with a resounding congratulations to our 
eight newest brothers. They are Lanier Coulter, Holden Hughes, 
Michael Mahoney, Coy Miller, Patrick O'Rourice, Hal Robinson, 
Zane Scarborough, and Tolliver Williams. We traveled to the 
University of Alabama in order to initiate these eight men at the 
site of our founding chapter. This turned into an all-day experi- 
ence, encompassing six hours of driving, breathtaking sites, and 
a myriad of fireworks. It was a great experience for newly initi- 
ated and brothers alike. 

Over the weekend of February 10-12 we hit the slopes at 
Beech Mountain in North Carolina. The snow was white (as 
opposed to yellow), the skiing excellent, and the sledding fun (if 
a little hazardous). Despite the cold weather, a good time was 
had by all. 

Hopefully, the rest of this semester will be as exciting as 
the past month. I would like everyone to consider that fact that 
life is a lot like Trent Reznor said, "Everyone I know goes away 
at the end." Unless, of course, you're an SAE. 


By Jason Thomas 
Delta Sigma Phi 

After staying rather inactive on the party scene for 

the early part of the semester, we finally held our first party of 
the year which was a huge success. Let's all just be happy that 
the Adopt - A - Highway service project was cancelled the next 

Being that last issue there was no Greek section, I would 
like to congratulate Donnie Crawford, Brandon King, Jason 
Stackhouse, John Tole, and Jared Wiskind as the newest broth- 
ers in the fraternity, and congratsto our newest pledge, Jeff 
Thomas, defense, man, defense. 

I'm not really sure what else is going on in the future. The 
planning for our formal in April is almost complete, so until next 
time, have a great time, and to Micah Riggle ...Thank you. 


By Stephanie Mannis 
Chi Omega 

A belated welcome back to school and happy almost- 

spring from Chi Omega. We initiated sixteen wonderful sisters 
on January 2 1 . Congratulations to Liesl Allen, Michelle Arrieta, 
Wendy Brennan, Laura Buffs, Sapphire Espinoza, Kate 
Hammond, Laura Haser, Jennifer Hedgepeth, E-Chia Huang, 
Shannon Hutcheson, Jena Jolissaint, Kim Kuni, Sarah Phillips, 
Julie Shuman, Tracy Vax, and Kari Winsness. You guys are the 
best! In January, our new officers took over - Holly Harmon as 
president, Carrie Adkins as VP, Tinnie Waterston as secretary, 
Ingrid Carroll as treasurer, and Mary Poteet as pledge educator. 
Yoli Hernandez is now personnel; Erin O' Brien is our rush chair- 
man; Jean Kasperbauer takes care of the house when it slides 
down the hill; and Jenn Trevisan hangs out at Panhellenic meet- 
ings with Rebecca Hester, Angela Satterfield, and me. 

Speaking of Panhellenic, we're all psyched about our up- 
coming bowling for MD A service project with APO. Also in the 
works are mixers with Chi Phi, Delta Sig, and SAE! White Car- 
nation and the Centennial celebration are still in the planning 
stages. Chi-O is also looking forward to Greek bonding at the 
Village cleanup, and Greek Week. 'Til then ... 


By Rod Smith 
Chi Phi 

First ofT, Chi Phi would like to proudly amiounce our 

newest pledge, Jamie McDermott from the Great White North. 

Also of late in our fraternity was the annual mecca to the 
Chi Phi Southeast Regional Conference, which was held at 
Florida State University in Tallahassee. Attendees were Eric 
Andersen, Glen Booth, Luke Brown, Chopper Johnson, and Ryan 
P. Queen. We learned lots 'o' nifty stufi'and drank lots 'o' nifty 
drinks; one of us even hooked up, but names will be hidden to 
protect the "innocent" 

All of us are looking forward to our mixer with Sig x 3 on 
March 4, and on Thursday, February 23, we'll be having a Movie 
Night, so y'all come over if you like. 

By the way, everybody calls Greek Row the "Greek Vil- 
lage"but the Greeks called their city-states "polis." Therefore, I 
submit to you that we address ourselves as the Greek Polis. Be- 
sides, it sounds neater. That is all. 


By Bridget Cecchini 
Sigma Sigma Sigma 

Hello from the Epsilon Theta chapter of Tri-Sigma. 

Thanks to everyone for supporting our Annual Valentine's Bal- 
loon fund-raiser. Sigma showed its philanthropic spirit by work- 
ing the Goodwill Booksale on Friday, Feb. 10. NCC Michelle 
Burke's visit was fiin, even if we couldn't sit on the furniture. 
Perhaps she wanted the house to stay as pretty as the work party 
had left it. It was amazing, even the windows sparkled. Under 
the leadership of Sabrina, the Sigmas are enthusiastically play- 
ing intramural basketball, having lots of fiin and quite a few 
fouls. We are looking forward to initiating our awesome new 
members on the 26th. A final congratulation goes out to the 
Grinder for finally getting her much wanted turtle scrapbook. 


By John Knight 
Kappa Alpha 

KA Beta Nu, Oglethorpe's resident Old S... yeah, yeah, 
yeah, you know the spill, has, once again, been rather busy lately. 
The Chi Omega party, which we hosted, was a blast from what 
I've heard. If you want a second opinion, talk to Nathan Sparks 
(1 think he's recovered) or Justin Gisel (fire extinguishers are 
staple components of our society). 

On February 3, eight lucky freshmen were initiated into 
the fraternity. Congratulations to Jason Blackmon (in France), 
Mike Gott (mkgt), Lewis Jones (wow), John Knight (me), Steve 
Loureiro (great), Jeff Merkel (it's big). Matt Rivenbark (prob- 
ably), and Nathan Sparks (I'd #%@! »&'^). Congratulations 
also goes out to sophomore Jeff Bates, who accepted a KA bid. 

On the night following initiation, we held our white trash 
party. The front yard was decorated with bottles, boxes, signs, a 
vaccum, and a 1980+ Oldsmobile Omega, which, as far as I 
know, still sits in the yard collecting tickets. By the way, thanks 
security. I have more than enough money to pay them off fol- 
lowing my wreck. 

On a different note, KA BN has already begun extensive 
training for the Greek Week field activities, which we will con- 
tinue to treat with the utmost importance. Daily jogs begin at 5 
a.m. Rock on. 


By Rebecca Hester 
Panhellenic Council 

The first Panhellenic 
event of the semester was a 
Banquet and induction of new 
officers which was held on 
February 15. The newly in- 
ducted officers include: Diana 
Rothe, President; Stephanie 
Mannis, Vice President; 
Rebecca Hester, Secretary; 
Stephanie Everett, Treasurer, 
Angela Satterfield, Rush Di- 
rector, and Julie Agster, Assis- 
tant Rush Director Several 
special awards were also pre- 
sented at this banquet. The 
honor or'Greek Woman of the 
Year" was given to Stacy 
Rasmussen and Cathy Skin- 
ner. These women were cho- 
sen on the basis of their con- 
tributions to Greek life as a 
whole. In addition, a special 
presentation was made to Kay 
Norton, Panhellenic advisor, 
in appreciation of her service 
to Panhellenic. 

Regular Panhellenic 
meetings are conducted on 
Wednesdays at 5 : 1 5 p.m. IFC 
and Panhellenic are planning 
to join forces to clean up Greek 
Row on a regular basis. In the 
past, Panhellenic participation 
in Greek Week has been lim- 
ited by IFC, but the new coim- 
cil would like to see the 
Panhellenic teams compete in 
a wider variety of events this 

A Panhellenic service 
project in conjunction with 
Alpha Phi Omega is set for 
March 3. The sisters ofthe two 
sororities and the brothers of 
APO will be bowling for do- 
nations and pledges for Mus- 
cular Dystrophy. 

The Panhellenic Council 
is looking forward to attend- 
ing the Southeastern 
Panhellenic Conference 
(SEPC) which is to be held in 
Atlanta March 29- April 1. 

The Panhellenic Council 
is anticipating a productive 
semester. In addition to its con- 
tribution to Greek life, 
Panhellenic hopes to contrib- 
ute to campus life as a whole. 

Page 10 

February 22, 1995 


Music, drama combine seamlessly in Chess 

McKerley, Carne, Gotts fuel emotional musical for Onstage Atlanta 

By Heather Carlen 
Features Editor 

Through March S, 

Onstage Atlanta presents 
Chess, a musical dealing with 
romance and politics, using the 
international chess scene as a 
backdrop. On the surface, 
Chess is a story of the events 
surrounding one man's 
struggle to keep his title 
against a new and ambitious 
opponent. When we look 
deeper, we find that Chess "is 
a story ofhow politics and love 
(like oil and water) just don't 
mix," says director Scott F. 

Many people will recall 
Chess as the musical that pro- 
duced the song "One Night in 
Bangkok," popular during the 
mid-80s. Although the music 
is extraordinary, ranging from 
hilarious to dramatic, the in- 
tense characters make Chess 
what it is: a musical in which 
everyone can find something 
that strikes a chord with them. 
From the media posturing of 
Freddie (Daniel Came), the 
American player, to the deep 
dissatisfaction with his way of 
life of Anatoly (Jeff 
McKerley), the Russian 
player, to the love and frustra- 
tion of Florence (Tracy Gotts), 
Freddie's second, something 
in Chess touches each of us. 

Chess was written and 
takes place in the Cold War 
era, during a time of postur- 
ing and rivalry between the 
two great superpowers. This 
is played out on a smaller scale 
between Freddie and Anatoly 
and their respective "agents," 
Walter (Michael Arens) and 
Molokov (Daniel J. Cook). 
The tacit agreement between 
CIA agent Walter and KGB 
agent Molokov is demon- 
strated hilariously during 
"Let's Work Together," in 
which the two agents tango 
suggestively, implying neatly 
that the U.S. and U.S.S.R. are 
not nearly as diametrically 
opposed as they appear. Each 
one is willing to compromise 

to achieve a higher goal. For 
one, this is the return of a de- 
fector, for the other, it is the 
return of a long-lost political 

Onstage Atlanta's the- 

who simultaneously courts 
and rejects the media, as well 
as his frustrated second, Flo- 
rence Vassy (Gotts). Florence 
struggles between her loyalties 
to Freddie and her increasing 









ater is a small, intimate oi)e, 
seating around 100 people. 
The U-shaped audience seat- 
ing allows the performers on 
stage to come so close to the 
audience that they could al- 
most touch you. The very in- 
timacy of the theater adds to 
the draw and immediacy of tlie 
performance; the audience 
feels like they are a part of the 
performance rather than im- 
partial observers. Tliis is par- 
ticularly noticeable in scenes 
with the numerous and always 
moving reporters, who flock 
from one side of the stage to 
the other, following the two 
chess players or their agents in 
a frantic desire to get a quote 
or a picture. The audience, 
moving their heads back and 
forth to get a better glimpse of 
Freddie or Anatoly, is drawn 
into this comfortable illusion 

The cast of Chess pulls 
off this large production in- 
credibly well, and this is due 
in large part to the phenomenal 
talent of the performers Came 
plays Freddie, the volatile, 
emotional American player 

attraction to Anatoly 
Sergievsky (McKerley), the 
Russian player, who has to 
deal with his own inner frus- 
trations with the Soviet system 
and the demands it places upon 

All three characters 
evolve tremendously during 
the show, calling for versatile, 
gifted actors with a penchant 
for the dramatic. The diffi- 
culty with performing Chess, 
says Rousseau, is producing 
"musical drama without look- 
ing as if we were doing a soap 
opera ... What starts out as a 
chess game turns into an inter- 
national brouhaha, and no one 
leaves the arena untouched." 
Including, and especially, the 

The musical accompani- 
ment for Chess is live, per- 
formed entirely on four synthe- 
sizers. The music is stunning 
but never makes the mistake 
of upstaging the singers 
onstage, who are, of course, 
considerably more important. 
Instead, it accents and high- 
lights tlieir voices nicely. A 
projection screen hung above 

the stage discreetly informs the 
audience of such important 
facts as location and timing of 
the scene with relation to the 
previous one, i.e. "Kennedy 
Airport, Eight Weeks Later." 
The stage itself is a mas- 
terful creation; the lower half 
has 64 black and white squares 
reminiscent of, obviously, a 
chess board. The upper stage 
serves as a balcony or, in some 
scenes, an addition to the cur- 
rent room. The performers en- 
ter from opposite sides of the 
upper half or from the audi- 
ence entrances, accenting. 

performer who manages not to 
let minor stage difTiculties 
hinder an amazing solo. 
Freddie's solo "Pity the Child" 
was perhaps the crowning 
achievement of the evening; 
for those who have heard any 
recording of the New York or 
London performances, 
Came's rendition blows them 
both away for sheer emotional 
impact. Such traditional 
Chess favorites as "Nobody's 
Side" and "I Know Him So 
Well" also sound incredible, 
adding musical depth to the 

Freddie (Daniel Carne) looks Jealously on as his nemesis 
Anatoly Sergievsky (Jeff McKerley) and his former partner 
Florence Vassy (Tracy Gotts) embrace at a chess match in 
Budapest. Photo cpurlesy of Onstage Atlanta 

again, that wonderful feeling 
of inclusiveness that is such a 
strong suit of the theater 

Chess is the kind of 
show that makes you forget, 
for the most part, that it actu- 
ally is a show. Even when the 
stage's turntable squeaked to 
an abrupt halt during 
Anatoly 's first solo, the only 
jolt from illusion is the sense 
of admiration for McKerley, a 

All in all. Chess is a 
show well worth taking the 
time to see. The show runs six 
days a week: Tuesday througli 
Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sun- 
day at 5 p.m. Tickets for Sun- 
day-Thursday shows are $14 
while Friday-Saturday shows 
are $18. These fit well into 
even the college student's bud- 
get. For more information, call 
Onstage Atlanta at 897-1802. 

February 22, 1995 

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Billy Madison', waste of time and money 

By Ryan Brown 

If you are like myself 

you read the movie ads in the 
paper every Friday. Most 
probably you too have become 
accustomed if not immune to 
some person we've never 
heard of telling us that this was 
either A) "A (insert choice ad- 
jective here) roller coaster ride 
that will leave you (insert 
choice verb here) for more" B) 
"The feel good movie of the 
year! Amustsee!"orC) "Hi- 
lariously Funny." 

The new Adam Sandler 
movie, Billy Madison will un- 
doubtedly be thrown to the se- 
lection C pile. However, be- 
ing the caring friend that I am, 
I will let you in on a little se- 
cret: This movie was at best 

the D) "The best thing ever 
next to Problem Child 2." 
Now, I don't know how many 
readers have seen Problem 
Child 2 (By the way, Robert 
Simonds produced both Prob- 
lem Child 2 and Billy Madi- 
son. The people who made the 
press release actually wanted 
the people who write the re- 
views to know that Robert 
Simonds did that.), but I think 
we all know how pleased we 
were to see Junior try to suck 
seven more dollars from our 
pockets so that he could enter- 
tain you for an hour and a half 
with jokes you thought were 
dumb in the third grade. 

In the movie, Sandler 
plays Billy Madison, the son 
of a rich hotel-chain tycoon. 
Daddy Madison will only give 

the throne over to the drunken 
and hallucinating Billy if he 
goes back to complete 1st 
through 12th grades without 
the aid of his father's bribes 
(which was previously the 
case). Madison goes back to 
school, malces third grade 
friends that are more mature 
than he is, seduces his suppos- 
edly intelligent and looks like 
a model teacher through his 
base immaturity. Yes, Billy 
teaches all that girls will like 
you if you take up bets to grab 
their chest. Billy successftiUy 
moves ahead despite the 
moves of his father's top em- 
ployee who wants the business 
for himself. A typical happy 
ending is in place and Billy 
gets the girl and the company. 
Even though many of 

you may feel because of your 
Saturday Night Live viewing 
habits you are on a personal 
level with Adam Sandler, do 
not let yourself be fooled here. 
Although I do admit laughing 
four or five times at the stupid- 
ity, I was not rolling in the aisle 
(as I so often do), nor was I 
spitting my Coke through my 
nose. This movie is just Adam 
Sandler transforming his im- 
mature and funny-for-a-five - 
minute-skit characters into a 
singular hour and a half char- 
acter. How many of you could 
really listen to Cajun Man or 
Opera Man for that long? I 
recommend this movie to those 
of you who are really bored, 
have this money to waste, or 
thought Problem Child 2 was 
really entertaining. 

Race confronted in Higher Learning 

By Eric Van Winkle 
Special to The Stormy Petrel 

John Singleton has 

gained acclaim for his work 
starting with his film debut 
Boyz N The Hood, for which 
he became the youngest per- 
son and the first African- 
American ever nominated for 
Academy Award for Best Di- 
rector and gained a nomina- 
tion for Best Writer in 1991. 
With his latest work. Higher 
Leaning, he goes even further. 
He has created a microcosm of 
American cultural differences 
and difficulties in the fictional 
Columbus University 

The film follows three 
separate students through 
Singleton's recreations of ev- 
ery aspect of college life in or- 
der to show people of every 
race and creed as they deal 
with one another. 

The first of these stu- 
dents is Malik Williams, 
played by Omar Epps. Malik 
is a former high school track 
star who comes to college ex- 
pecting to be able to lie back 
and ride through his freshman 
year. He then discovers finan- 
cial problems and tougher 
competition on the field mean 

he is going to have to run faster 
and try harder. 

Epps says "Malik is on 
a search in his life ... when he 
begins to feel like the school's 
prize race horse, his life sort of 
falls apart. They don't want 
him to study; they don't want 
him to question; they only 
want him to run, run, run." 

The second student fo- 
cused upon in the film is fresh- 
. men Kristen Connor, played 
by Kristy Swanson. Singleton 
describes Kristen as a "middle 
class white girl from Orange 
County whose family pros- 
pered in the 80s through the 
aerospace industry. Now 
they're falling on hard times. 
She comes to college under- 
standing that life is going to be 
harder for her than it was with 
her mom and dad. She gets 
date-raped and falls in love 
with another woman — all the 
things she never thought 
would happen to her." 

Swanson says "she goes 
to the University to be a grown 
up and finds out that she's not 
really grown up at all ... The 
first thing you learn in college 
is that you don 't have any wis- 
dom at all, but if you want to 
survive, you have to find it." 

Our last major character 

is not the hero that the other 
two are: Remy. played by 
Michael Rapaport. Unlike 
Kristen and Malik. Remy ar- 
rives with no social skills. His 
failure at the fraternity scene 
leads him into the only group 
that will accept him, the skin- 
heads. Says Rapaport, "he's 
the kind of guy you end up 
seemgonHardCopy. Every- 
one says, 'I remember that 
guy,' but no one ever took the 
time to get to know him." 

In Remy's case, what he 
does is murder, setting atop a 
class building sniping students 
at a peace rally. Strangely, 
Singleton's film gives the ob- 
servant viewer a chance to un- 
derstand why Remy does what 
he does without justifying his 

The film has a strong 
message which, sadly, did not 
seem to get through to some 
of the film's first viewers. At 
the local United Artists The- 
ater at Lenox, the patrons had 
been standing in line as much 
as an hour before the audito- 
rium was open. 1 stood next 
to the theater's assistant man- 
ager as the extra security hired 
for crowd control informed 
people that we were about to 
begin seating the five-hundred 

and seventy-five seat audito- 
rium and asked them to have 
their tickets ready. They stam- 
peded en masse through the 
ticket line trapping me against 
a wall. Two patrons threw the 
assistant manager against the 
wall and punched her This 
kind of behavior continued 
through the film, as the crowd 
shouted rude comments during 
the rather confusing scene be- 
tween Kristen and her lover 
Taryn, played by Jennifer 
Connelly, and Wayne, played 
by Jason Wiles, in which 
Kristen confronts her bi-sexual 
fantasy. Finally, the cheers of 

"Kill the white motherf !," 

duringthe fight between Malik 
and Remy, and a personal 
threat against me as I checked 
the theater lead me to decide 
to see the film during the day 
with a more docile crowd. 

The film is well worth at 
least one viewing. In fact, had 
the film been viewed with an 
open mind, I doubt that the 
problems at Lenox would have 
required that the police be 
called. The film confronts the 
ignorance that unfortunately 
plagued many who saw it, and 
ends with a final word about 
the prejudice the film con- 
fronts, "Unlearn." 

By Dave Leach 

Tower Place raised its 

rates. Northeast Plaza is hard 
to get to if you don't have a 
car, and every other theatre is 
just too expensive. Sowhere's 
the best place to see a movie 
anymore? The Phillip Weltner 
Library has a collection of 
more than 2,300 movies on 
laser video disc, making it the 
largest collection of its kind in 
the southeast, all free to check 
out with a student I.D. 

The library has three 
single-person carrels with 
LVD players, two small view- 
ing rooms which can comfort- 
ably hold six people apiece, 
and a large viewing room 
available to campus organiza- 
tions, all of which are located 
on the second floor. Students 
with their own laser players 
can check out movies by the 
week as well. 

New titles are added to 
the collection every few 
months. Recent additions in- 
clude "Malcolm X", 
"Aladdin", "Jurassic Park", 
"Four Weddings and a Fu- 
neral", and "Philadelphia", 
among others. 

The small rooms may be 
reserved one day in advance 
simply by signing in the black 
folder on the circulation desk. 
The small rooms may be re- 
served up to one hour before 
the library closes. Formore in- 
formation, just ask at the fixMit 
desk in the library. 

"The movies can make 
for a great study break," notes 
Sophomore Matt Reeves, 
while Senior Mischelle Curtin 
adds they are the "best time 
waster in the universe." Our 
movies can make an ordinarily 
dull evening quite enjoyable. 

Instead of choosing be- 
tween Phipps or Northpoint 
next time you're up for a 
movie, don't forget about 
Weltner, the prices are cheap, 
the movie times are great, and 
the floors aren't covered in 
popcorn and soft drinks. 

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February 22, 1995 

CHAOS by Brian S^ustef 

CHAOS by Brian Shuster 

YEAH BOB by Darryl KluskowskV 

"Apparently, some kids hooked up your grandmother's 
pacemaker \o The Clapper." 


Just say no! 

February 22, 1995 


Page 13 

College bowl timeline and remote control-itis 

By Daryl Brooks 

Before I get staried 

with my first attempt at a real 
column, let me warn you that 
this is about college football. I 
realize that this is old news, 
and odds are that nobody will 
read this. However after 
spending the better part of two 
days on a couch, I am deter- 
mined to write this whether 
any one cares or not So unde- 
terred, I will snivel on with the 
highlights of this year's Bowl 

8:00 - 1 place myself on 
the same sofa that I will spend 
the majority of the next 24 
hours. I am hopeful of a Ne- 
braska win and I firmly believe 
that Tom Osbom will finally 
get his first "national champi- 
onship." (A note to the reader 
Until a college football play- 
off system is instituted the 
words national champs is a 
mythical phrase, as far as I'm 
concerned. ) Afler watching the 
pre game in which Tom 
Osbom was turned into a god- 
like coach whose time has 
come, I'm convinced NBC 
knows something the rest of us 


The Peach Bowl is also 
on(why do they bother). North 
Carolina State is facing Mis- 
sissippi State. I like the Bull- 
dogs. Why? Why not. 

9:00 - I realize that 
Tommy Frazier has been out 
for a while, but even I know 
that you don't throw into 
double coverage deep down 
field. Time to try quarterback 
#2. Miami 3 - Nebraska 0. 

9:30 - QB #2 for the 
Huskers has played better than 
the former Heisman hopeful 
Frazier Brooke Berringer has 
brought Nebraska back to 
score and they only trail 10-7. 

10:00 -Half-time at the 
Orange Bowl (those advertis- 
ers aren't going to get any 
shameless plugs out of this col- 
umnist). Nebraska seems to be 
gaining confidence while Mi- 
ami seems to be gaining pen- 
alty yardage. Berringer has 
been cool under pressure, 
while Frank Costa seems to be 
wilting under a more intense 
Husker pass rush. 

10:30 - Miami scores 
againtogoup 17-10. Miami's 
aura in tlie Orange Bowl may 
live another day. Why does 

Miami celebrate so much 
when they score a touchdown? 
Haven't they been in the end 
zone before? One more ques- 
tion, when was the last time a 
Bowl game had a good half- 
time show? 

11:00 -Nebraska finally 
gets a break with a safety and 
can't capitalize on the free 
kick. Do they want Penn State 
to win the "title" in the Rose 

11 :30 - Once again Ne- 
braska fails to take advantage 
of a Miami mistake. Miami 
commits the turnover that 
could have stopped 
Nebraska's long line of pa- 
thetic bowl losses, so Nebraska 
feels obligated to turn it back 
over and face another defeat. 
Is it to early to congratulate Joe 

1 1 :35 - The brown shoe 
among tuxes (read the Peach 
Bowl) surprisingly had a good 
ending. With the Wolfpack up 
28-24, Mississippi State was 
driving, but couldn't pull out 
the victory. 

1 1 :45 - In crunch time 
you go with your main man, 
which is exactly what Ne- 
braska did by reinserting 

Injuries don't stop Lady Petrels 

By Daryl Brooks 

When a team loses 

their leaders in scoring, re- 
bounding, assists and steals, 
the first reaction would be to 
roll over and play dead. How- 
ever, despite losing three key 
players to injury, the Lady Pe- 
trels have not quit. Granted, 
the team is 6-13; 
dividual performances and 
close games have shown the 
will to win is still there. 

The injury bug has not 
been kind to the Petrels this 
season. They have lost Junior 
Jennifer Johnson (torn ACL), 
Eleanor Fuhon (broken finger) 
and senior Kim Jackson (bone 
chips) to season ending inju- 
ries. Fortunately the rest of the 
team has improved their play 
to keep the team competitive. 
"The bench has had a big im- 

pact," stated assistant coach 
Meredyth Grenier. "Everyone 
has stepped up their games. " 

The team's first confer- 
ence victory came over 
Sewanee. Becky Ellis scored 
a school record 28 points to 
lead the team to a 78-62 vic- 
tory. Ellis also set a school 
record with 24 shot attempts. 

Individual achievements 
this season have included the 
play of Ellis, Shelley Ander- 
son, Shelley Robinson, Gina 
Caralles and Allison 
McDonald. Kim Mohr and 
Carly Harrington have also 
added solid contributions off 
the bench. 

Ellis is leading the team 
in scoring (12.8) and is also 
among the conference leaders 
in scoring. Shelley Anderson 
is 3rd in the nation in assists 
with a 6.9 per game average. 
Anderson is approaching Jen- 

nifer Johnson's school record 
for assists in a season. Going 
into the Millsaps game Ander- 
son needed 19 assists to break 
the record of 1 43. Anderson is 
also leading the conference in 
assists and is among the lead- 
ers in steals. Shelley Robinson 
has upped her play since the 
injuries. She is averaging 6.5 
points and 4.8 rebounds. Gina 
Caralles has been "El fuego" 
of late. She had 20 points and 
9 rebounds against Trinity and 
played well against South- 
western, Sewanee and Centre. 
This streak has boosted her 
season averages to 8.7 points 
and 4.2 rebounds per game. 
Freshman Allison McDonald 
has made a quick transition to 
the college game. She is aver- 
aging 7.5 points and 6.7 
boards per game. In addition, 
she is among the SCAC lead- 
ers in rebound and blocked 

Tommy Frazier. The move 
paid off. Nebraska has tied the 
score at 1 7 behind Frazier. A 
touchdown and successful 2 
point conversion has knotted 
the game with 7:38 left. Time 
to see who has more heart. 

12:00 -Touchdown Ne- 
braska! The fullback isn't sup- 
posed to be this important in 
the Husker offense. 24- 1 7 with 
2:46 lef^. Sorry Joe. By the 
way, do these announcers have 
a clue? 

12:10 - NEBRASKA 
WINS! The words Holy Cow 
seem to come to mind right 
about now. I think the reason 
Tom Osbom isn't happy is be- 
cause he thinks he lost. I guess 
afler 7 in a row old habits are 
hard to break. 

January 2, 11:30 - I'm 
still not sure why games are 
being played today, however a 
true journalist does not ask 
these kinds of questions. After 
my words of wisdom from the 
ESPN crew I'm ready for an- 
other day of football. 

For the record, let me re- 
view my picks - Duke, West 
Virginia, Alabama, USC, 
Colorado, Penn St., and 
Florida State. 

12:00 - Duke is begin- 
ning to look like the Duke of 
old: anemic. I guess there is 
only so much magic you can 
milk out of a season. Wiscon- 
sin 13 -Duke 0. 

1:30 - Now things are 
starting to get interesting, 4 
games on 4 channels. I just 
hope the batteries in my re- 
mote don't die. 

3 :00 - You ' ve got to feel 
bad for the Southwest Confer- 
ence. Their best team, Texas 
Tech, is losing to USC by 30 
at the half Cotton Bowl offi- 
cials must be holding their 
breath waiting for Texas A&M 
to get off probation. 

4:30 - After returning 
from my 2 mile run (I realize 
that none of you care that I just 
ran 2 miles, but I thought that 
I would mention it just in case 
Coach Popp reads this) West 
Virginia and Alabama are still 
losing. NBC has yet to merci- 
fully cut away form the Cot- 

ton Bowl to the Fiesta. 

5:00 - How does Jay 
Barker do it? Once again 
Barker lead Alabama on a 
scoring drive with :53 seconds 
left to seal the 24-17 victory 
over Ohio State. 

Steve Tanneyhill used 
the Jason Gray patented down 
field, past the line of scrim- 
mage, pump fake to lead the 
6-5 South Carolina Game- 
cocks to victory. I'm stunned. 

Notre Dame should lose 
just because of their green 
jersey's. Granted they will 
need a lot of luck to win, but 
this is taking things to far. 

6:00 -The Ducks of Or- 
egon keep^hanging around. 
That's not a good sign for the 
Nitney Lions. 

7:00 - What is it about 
the Golden Domersthat makes 
them think that they can come 
back from any deficit in the 
second half?, Colorado 31 - 
Notre Dame 17. Perm State is 
starting to pull away. 

8:00 - Colorado has 
weathered the Notre Dame 
storm and is on the verge of 
sending Bill McCartney out 
with a win. Penn State is put- 
ting the finishing touches on 
their undefeated season. Why, 
oh why can't their be a play- 
off system? 

9:00 - One more game, 
the Sugar Bowl - Florida ver- 
sus Florida State. I just hope 
Bowden goes for 2 this time. 

9:30 - I think the run- 
ning backs have more passing 
yards than the quarterbacks. 
At least someone has the lead. 
FSU 10- Florida 3. 

10:00 - With the Semi- 
noles up 17-10 I keep asking 
myself if anyone can tackle. 

12:30 - Final score 
Florida State 23- Florida 17. 
Even the best quarterbacks are 
rattled by a little pressure. 

17 hours and 9 games 
later my journey is over. For 
the record I was 6-3 with my 
predictions, I may actually 
have a future in this business. 
I guess I will now leave you 
with my top 5:1) Nebraska 
and Penn State 3)Alabama 
4)Florida State 5) Colorado. 

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February 22, 1995 

Intramurals kick off basketball season 

By Michael Beran 

Special to The Stormy Petrel 

Intramural volleyball 

resumed after the winter break 
and the tournament was quite 
a thriller. The final four con- 
sisted of the Tall Boys, Delta 
Sig, SAE and Freekick. Delta 
Sig squared off with Freekick 
in the best match of the year 
but eventually Freekick won 
a three game victory. In the 
other semifinal SAE came 
back from a deficit to beat a 
Tall Boys team that had 
handed them defeat only a 
week earlier. In the final, too 
much Freekick. Congratula- 
tions to those guys and now on 
to a real sport. 

Basketball kicked off 
with one of the most competi- 
tive A League fields assembled 
in my four years. Delta Sig 
was stacked with thirty-two 
feet worth of big men ~n Alan 
Gibson Chuck D. 

Casey Chestnut, Steve 
Taylor and the new man on the 
block Russell. If the guard 

play is there, they will be tough 
to beat. SAE fields another 
team capable of winning some 
big games (welcome back to 
Jeflf Armstrong) and the fac- 
ulty team has found the re- 
placements for Phjl and Jobe 
in newcomer Terry Gorsch and 
old timer Matt Buyert (yeah 
yeahtheCodkie Monster). As 
for the Clan of the Peter 
Dragon, I'm biased so ask 
someone else. Rounding out 
the A league are KA (Travis 
is still around although I think 
Jayme may finally have fin- 
ished his seven year plan), the 
Wildcats (some new guys) and 
the Maulers (those mainte- 
nance guys and everyone's 
hero Chef Pete). 

In the first week of play 
things went according to plan. 
Despite an unconscious effort 
by a guy named Valerie (I need 
first names on the score sheet 
if you want them in the paper) 
for the Maulers, Delta Sig 
rolled 83-58. Pick a player of 
the game: Gibson with 16, 
Wilson with 1 7, Taylor with 
13, Chestnut with 14 and 

Russell (What is your last 
name) with 1 8. Campbell for 
the Maulers also had 1 9. 

In a closer game the 
Hoosiers went to the wire with 
SAE but were never really in 
trouble and won 79-73. 
Gorsch had 29, Cookie had 26 
and Dunn got a technical for 
being on the court when he 
wasn't supposed to have been. 
SAE got great performances 
from Jason Luginbuhl with 
24 and 30 combined from 
Tolliver and Armstrong. 

As for the Clan, KA 
came in looking for an upset 
and instead watched as Kevin 
Carlisle poured in a sure intra- 
mural record of 43 points. 
Henderson also added 12 as 
the Clan rolled 79-61. KA 
was led by Andy Travis who 
scored 1 5, Brian Shipley with 
9, Jeremiah Schuhz with 9 and 
Kendall with 18. 

As for the B League, the 
competition there is also tough 
this year. With too many 
teams to give a breakdown of 
each I will talk about the fa- 
vorites. Last year's finalists. 

MESH and the soccer guys, 
should both have good years. 
Delta Sig II and SAE purple 
also have good teains. Not to 
count anyone out but these are 
the teams to watch. 

The first night of the sea- 
son saw the aforementioned 
MESH and soccer teams 
squaring off in a repeat of last 
year's final. And, lust as last 
year, the soccer guys came out 
ahead 48-45. Chip 

Kohlweiler scored 1 3, James 
Martin scored 16 and Brett 
Latham had 10 in a winning 
cause. For MESH Mike 
Chambers ledthewaywithl9 
and Brian Rankin scored 10. 

Delta Sig II defeated 
SAE White 35-22. Bill Davis 
led all scorers with 16 and 
Mark Boyt also had 9. SAE 
was led by Adam Corder with 

SAE Purple kept the fra- 
ternity from going winless by 
posting a blowout over Delta 
Sig III 49-32. Kurt, Jeff and 
Chris scored 9, 8 and 13 re- 
spectively for SAE arid Riggle 
had 9 for Delta Sig. 

In the lone "girls only 
game" the Angels defeated 
Sigma by a score of 26-21. 
Kim Worley led all scores 
with II. Ashley Sutherland 
scored 10, Misti Fredericks 
scored 9 and Satomi Suzuki 
scored 6. 

In the most interesting 
game of the new season Delta 
Sig n defeated WDN. . . (that's 
Lu Green 'steam!)60-16. The 
boys played real nice and set a 
good precedent for future 
guy — girl games and should 
be congratulated for that. As 
for the leading scorers. Bill had 
14, Mark Boyt had 12, Jarod 
had 1 and Erik and Brandon 
both had 8. For the girls Lu 
scored 6 and Katie Farrell had 

Reminder: Don't talk to 
therefs. A technical foul for 
unsportsmanlike conduct 
kicks you out of that game and 
the next one. 

Next Issue: F u r - 

ther game summaries and 
scoring averages. 

Men's basketball improves rank in conference 

By Jason Thomas 
Business Manager 

The Oglethorpe 

men's basketball had a stellar 
weekend as they defeated 
Rhodes College and Hendrix 
College who were both tied for 
the #2 rank in the SCAC. 
Prior to this weekend, the men 
dropped their first game after 
eight straight wins to Millsaps 
College on Wednesday Febru- 
ary 15, 1995. 

Cornell Longino led the 
team with a triple double scor- 
ing thirteen , grabbing twelve 
rebounds, and racking up ten 
assists against Millsaps . The 
Petrels were ahead against the 
conference leaders at the half 
41-38. Millsaps then made a 
strong comback five minutes 
into the second half as two of 
their players had back to back 
break away slam dunks. The 
score was tied with 3:37 left 
to play in regulation. Millsaps 

then hit a three pointer, and 
followed with a quicker 
jumper for two more. The men 
tried to rally back, but 
Millsaps sit six of eight free 
throws in the last minute of the 
game. The game ended 8 1 -79 
as andy Schutt nailed a jump 
shot, but the Pefrels ran out of 

On Friday, the men 
bounced back with a good 
showing against Rhodes Col- 
lege. Thius time, Schutt took 
control and scored twenty 
three points hitting ten of fif- 
teen field goals. The game 
stayed close until 8 minutes 
into the second half, when Jack 
Stephens hit a three pointer to 
put the Petrels ahead 51-50. 
After that, Oglethorpe never 
lost the lead. With about 30 
seconds left Bryon Letoumeau 
slam dunked his seventeen 
point performance, and then 
Ryan Vickers nailed two free 
throws to send Rhodes on their 
way home. Longino had an- 

other good game as he scored 
thirteen points, had seven re- 
bounds and had six assists. 

On Sunday, the Pefrels 
took on Hendrix College for 
our Homecoming match-up. 
The game started up with OU 
falling behind 0-5 within 45 
seconds. But, the men then 
quickly and strongly rallied 
back as Ryan Vickers drained 
two back to back three point- 
ers and then Cornell Longino 
picked up a loose ball from a 
Hendrix mistake and drove the 
length of the court and dunked 
the ball for the first two of his 
nineteen points. The Pefrels 
held the lead for the remain- 
der half and at halftime the 
score was 31-30, in favor of 
OU. To start off the second 
half, Longino drained a three- 
pointer. The Hendrix Warriors 
never hel d the lead or even tied 
the game at all in the second 
half OU hit 20 of 25 free 
throws in the game to eventu- 
ally build to a 6 1-71 final vic- 

tory over the Warriors. The 
scoring was well rounded as 
four players were in double 
digits. Vickers had thirteen, 
Schutt had ten, and Stephens 
had twelve. 

The men are presently at 
9-4 (18-6 overall) in the con- 
ference and tied with Hendrix 
for second in the conference. 
Millsaps defeated Rhodes 
Sunday night to keep the Ma- 
jors at first in the conference 
with an 1 1-2 record. 

As for individual record, 
Cornell Longino is second in 
the league in rebounding, av- 
eraging 7.3 per game; Clay 
Davis is fifth averaging 6.5 
per game, and Andy Schutt is 
tenth with 5.2 a game. Schutt 
is also fifth in the league in 
scoring averaging 16.2 points 
per game, is second in the con- 
ference in field goal percent- 
age averaging 55.7%. In the 
assist category. Longino is 
third in the SCAC with 4.6 per 
game. Longino is also fifth in 

the steals category averaging 
about two per game. OU has 
the sixth, seventh, and eighth 
ranks in free throw percentage 
with Schutt (.797), Vickers 
(.797), and Letoumeau (.795). 
OU has a .743 free throw av- 
erage to be first in the SCAC. 

This week Rhodes and 
Hendrix match-up and the Pe- 
trels will take on Millsaps for 
the final conference match. 
Millsaps has already clinched 
the conference title with the 
win over Rhodes, but the Pe- 
frels are still in contention for 
a possible tournament bid if 
they defeat Millsaps and 
Rhodes defeats Hendrix. 
Good luck guys! 

As an update to the 
women's article, I would like 
to congratulate Shelly Ander- 
son as she broke the school 
record for single season assits 
averaging 7.2 per game and 
being in the top three in the 
nation. Congratulations 

February 22, 1995 

Page 15 


Dunn's spring semester midterm; part one 

By Dunn Neugebauer 
Perennial Nerd 

Just because we've 

moved into a new gyni and the 
newspaper has gone through 
changes, that doesn't mean 
I've lost all of my tests. It's not 
midterm yet, but I'm busy and 
I'm going to take it out on you 

1 ) In soccer, what is a half- 

a) When the defender pulls 
his pants half-way down. 

b) When the moon is half- 
foil.. - 

c) When you kick the ball 
around one side of the 
defender, then go around 
the other 

d) All of the above. 

2) In Gilligan's Island, 
what did Skipper do to 
Gilligan every time he was 
mad at him? 

a) Shoot him a half-moon. 

b) Call him names and 
compare him to Dr. 
Smith on "Lost in 

c) Take his hat off and hit 
him with it. 

d) Make him take part in 
one of the Professor's 
science experiments. 

3) If they were only on a 
three-hour tour, then why 
did Ginger carry all those 

4) What was the name of 
Alice's boyfriend on "The 
Brady Bunch?" 

a) Sam Hutcheson 

b) Edmund Brunson 

c) Sam the Butcher 

d) Conan the Barbarian 

5) Since all Shaggy and 
Scooby Do ever did was eat, 
then why weren't they fat? 

6) Bryon Letoum'eau was 
named to the Cosida Aca- 
demic All-South team for the 
'94-'95 season. Who was the 
last OU men's basketball 
player to receive this honor? 

a) Dave Fischer 

b) Brian Davis 


Casey Chestnut 
Tim Evans 

7) Becky Ellis scored 28 
points against the University of 
the South earlier this season, 
setting an OU women's record 
for points scored in a game. 
Who's record did she break? 

a) Eleanor Fulton 

b) Kim Jackson 

c) Shelly Anderson 

d) Jumpin" Gina Carellas 

e) Brandi Tuller 

8) In women's basketball, 
who holds the record for most 
assists in one season? 

a) Shelly Anderson 

b) Jennifer Johnson 

c) Susan Poston 

d) Kim Jackson , 

e) Eleanor Fulton 

9)1 bet you a game of Galaga 
at Taco Mac that you miss that 

10) Match the atliletes with 

their injury: 


Jennifer Johnson 


Eleanor Fulton 


Adam Polakov 


Kim Jackson 


Pro athletes 




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11) In the movie "Vacation", 
what was the slang name for 
the car that Chevy Chase & 
Company drove out to Wally 

a) Rent a Hog, Drag a Dog 

b) Road Oueen Family 

c) The Chariot 

d) The Bat Mobile 

12) Last Febniary in Jack- 
son, Mississippi, three people 
picked up a bucket of ice wa- 
ter and dumped it over Coach 
Jack Berkshire's head. Who 

were they? 

a) Robert Miller, John 
Nunes, Dave Lerette 

b) Meredyth Grenier, Jim 
Owen, Steve Jobe 

c) Jim Bowling, Nate 
Briesemeister, Brian 

d) Tinnie Waterston, Shelly 
Anderson, Carmen 

13) As a soccer player 
would say, unlucky... 

14) In 1969, the Miracle 
Mets won the World Series 
over the Baltimore Orioles. 
Who did they beat in the play- 

a) St. Louis Cardinals 

b) Atlanta Braves 

c) Los Angeles Dodgers 

d) Philadelphia Phillies 

15) What OU combo is 
Telslar Pictures considering 
doing a sitcom about? 

a) Eleanor Fullon-Tinnie 
Waterston (The Odder 

b) Chris Smith-Adam 
Polakov (Beavis & 

c) Cookie Buyert-Sam 
Hutcheson (To Live & 
Die at OU) 

d) Brian Young-Susan 
Poston (Non-Fatal At 

Answers: 1) c 2) c 3)1 don't 
know, but how do they shave? 
4) c 5) Shaggy has a bionic 
metabolism, though Scooby 
was a little plump in the last 
few episodes, 6) b 7) b 8) a 9) 
But I can't pay up because 
they took out the f$*king ma- 
chine! 10) 1 -C, 2-D, 3-A,4- 
B,5-E,'ll)bl2)cl3) Wasn't 
a question... 14) b 15) Most of 
the Above.. 

Until next time ... Come 
visit, but bring your own chair. 

Dunn, James Dunn 

High hopes for tennis season 

By Chris Smith 

Special to The Stormy Petrel 

Coach Dunn 

Neugebauer has assembled a 
group of talented, hungry, 
united, competitive, and 
youthfiil players. As a result, 
Neugebauer has high expecta- 
tions, and feels they should 
again be competitive in the 
SCAC despite losing three 
from last year's top six. 

This past fall, five of the 
six starting players were eitlier 
freshmen or sophomores. This 
spring senior Mark 
Krabousanas returns to the 
squad after missing the fall due 
to an internship with Emory. 
Also returning are William 
Ku, freshman multi sport tal- 
ent Keith McCullough, fresh- 
man Adam Polakov, transfer 
sophomore Christopher Smith, 
sophomore Jeff Bates and 
freshman walk ons James 
Rissler, Randall Everett and 
Otis Jones. "This is my last 
year, and I have never seen so 
much interest nor young talent 
that is not only focused on win- 
ning, but who are also very 
compatible with the coaches 
and each other," said senior 

William Ku. 

The players and coaches 
were amazed how in such a 
short period of time the team 
bonded so well. There are no 
cliques or egos, but instead 
there is a laid back atmo- 
sphere, where friendships have 
been made and much improve- 
ment in tennis skills has taken 

In the past off season it 
was not an uncommon sight to 
see Otis Jones, Christopher 
Smith and James Rissler play- 
ing tennis on a Saturday morn- 
ing, weather permitting. Or 
Adam Polakov and William 
Ku studying and learning phi- 
losophy together in the twenty- 
four hour room. Late night 
snacks became very popular in 
Adam Polakov and Otis Jones' 
room, where there were always 
players and warm pizza. 
"They are very easy going, 
fon-loving group of guys who 
are also very competitive," 
said Coach Neugebauer 

Last fall Neugebauer 
had more people try out for the 
team than all of his previous 
years. Due to the abundance 
of talent, the seedings are yet 
to be determined, though it 

appears that Krabousanas, Ku 
and McCullough will occupy 
the first three slots. 

The fall season was a 
positive learning experience 
for the entire team and espe- 
cially the three freshmen who 
had never played collegiate 
tennis. The team crushed Pied- 
mont College, split with Clark 
Atlanta, winning at home and 
losing on the road. Unfortu- 
nately men's tennis had two 
expected, decisive losses 
against nationally ranked jun- 
ior college Dekalb Junior Col- 
lege. Yet, despite Dekalb's na- 
tional ranking, Ku and 
McCullough did win a num- 
ber one doubles match. 

Their spring schedule 
looks to be tough and gruel- 
ing, opening with Dekalb, 
some conference matches, con- 
secutive season ending road 
trips, and the season conclud- 
ing with the SCAC conference 
tournament. Despite the tough 
schedule the players and 
coaches believe they can ac- 
complish many goals and ex- 
pectations, but most impor- 
tantly, they look to improve on 
last year's fifth place SCAC 







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Volume 70, Issue 6 Aboye and Beyond Oglethorpe University 

March 8, 1995 


Page 2 

Blame for 

Page 3 

High Museum 

Page 6 

Concerts in 

Page 7 

All Dunn 


News: 2 

Editorials: 3 

Organizations: 4 

Greeks: 5 



Sports: 8 

Security: 2 

Grapevine: 2 

Housing Report: 4 

Screentest: 6 

Soundcheck: 7 

DAR presents Hudson with award 

Courtesy of Oglethorpe Pub- 
lic Relations 

Oglethorpe Univer- 
sity historian Paul Stephen 
Hudson was awarded the 
DAR History Award Medal by 
the Fort Peachtree Chapter of 
the National Society of the 
Daughters of the American 
Revolution. The award is 
given to an individual whose 
study and promotion of Ameri- 
can history on the local, re- 
gional or national level has sig- 
nificantly advanced the under- 
standing of our nation's past. 

"To be in the same cat- 
egory as [noted Atlanta histo- 
rian] Franklin Garrett is a true 
honor," smiled Hudson, as 
DAR regent Mrs. Robert J. 
Lee presented the award. The 
ceremony took place on the 
same day as the annual 
"Oglethorpe Day" celebration, 
the 80-year anniversary of the 
school at its current location at 
4484 Peachtree Road 
(Oglethorpe was first char- 
tered in Midway, Ga., in 
1835). Appropriately, Garrett 
and Hudson participated in the 
unveiling of a historical 
marker detailing Oglethorpe's 
new listing on the National 
Register of Historic Places. 

To qualify for the DAR 
History Award Medal the 
nominee must have impacted 
society in the past five years 
with originality and signifi- 
cance in the understanding of 
American history. Further- 
more, the candidate must re- 
ceive positive recognition for 
work in the field, and submit 
at least three letters of recog- 
nition from persons who are in 
a position to seriously evalu- 
ate the nominee's historical 


Hudson's primary 
achievements have been in the 

areas of scholarly authorship, 
heritage preservation and lead- 
ership in the pioneering field 

Oglethorpe Registrar Paul Hudson was honored by the 
Daughters of the American Revolution for historical 
achievement. Photo courtesy of The Yamacraw 

of time capsule studies. He has 
been a regular contributor to 
the "Georgia Historical Quar- 
terly" and "Atlanta History; A 
Journal of Georgia and the 
South." Hudson was the 1993 
recipient of the Franklin M. 
Garrett Award, presented by 
the Atlanta Historical Society. 
He is a founding member of 
the International Time Cap- 
sule Society, which was estab- 
lished in 1990 at Oglethorpe 

For the past eleven 
years, Hudson has been regis- 
trar and lecturer in history at 
Oglethorpe. His interest and 
study in the history of the uni- 
versity has earned him the 
reputation of "Oglethorpe his- 
torian laureate." He is a 1972 
Oglethorpe alumnus, earned a 
master's degree from the Uni- 
versity of Georgia, and is cur- 
rently pursuing a doctorate in 
history from Georgia State 

Honor Code to be revised 

By Chopper Johnson 

The Oglethorpe 

Honor Code, which has be- 
come a campus institution 
since its inception several 
years ago, is slated to undergo 
major changes in the coming 
academic year. 

Due to several noted 
cases of ambiguify in the word- 
ing of the code, as well as a 
general change in attitude as 
to what the code should be, a 
coalition of teacher and stu- 
dents have come together to 
revise it, with the main objec- 
tive of making it clearer, and 
more fair to both faulty and 


The general plan for re- 
vision right now is that each 
academic Division will submit 
a proposal for the code's re- 
structuring, as well as several 
proposals from students. Ad- 
equate student representation 
is a concern among many of 
the faculty involved in this pro- 

When the Honor Code 
was originally written, by a 
group of faculty and OS A rep- 
resentatives, its was a combi- 
nation of the good points of 
several other schools' ideas. 
The general idean among the 
faculty now is that the time has 
come that it be personalized for 

Oglethorpe. According to sev- 
eral members of the fauclty 
and administration, 

Oglethorpe has a very unique 
academic climate, and this 
needs to be accentuated in- 
stead of mediated. One of the 
steps to this accentuation is the 
refining of the Honor Code. 
This involves rewording as to 
reflect the ideas and principles 
of the school in general. 

Any students who are 
interested in giving input in to 
this project, personally or in 
writing, are encouraged to 
speak with either Dr. Bradford 
Smith (Hearst 314, 364-8384) 
or Dr. Victoria Weiss (Hearst 

Page 2 


March 8, 1995 


By Brian McNuhy 

On Thursday, 2/16/ 
95, a Georgia Power Com- 
pany budcet truck re^xmding 
to the power outage, broke off 
the gate at the top of the Up- 
per Quad The gate was re- 
placed with a chain. 

-On Saturday, 2/18/95, 
% security officer responded to 
a report that a female student 
was locked inside the bath- 
room of one of the chartered 
buses used to transport stu- 
dents to the Piedmont Grove, 
the location of this year's 
Homecoming dance. The se- 
curity officer was able to un- 
lock the door and free the stu- 
dent. No injuries were re- 

- On Tuesday, 2/21/95, 
a delivery truck, trying to turn 
around in the Traer Residence 
Hall peridng lot, backed into 
a female student's car. Dam- 
age was done to the student's 
front fender and right head- 
li^. No damage occurred to 
the truck and no injuries were 

- On Wednesday; 2/22/ 
95, a black mountain bike was 
stolen from Traer Residence 
HalL A male student stopped 
at Traer Hall to go inside for a 
minute, leaving his bike un- 
locked outside. When he re- 
turned his bike was gone. 

- Reminder #1- The 
posted campus speed limit is 
15m.p.h. Speeding aidangeis 
not only pedestrians and other 
drivers, but puts the speeder's 
life at risk as well. Please be 
careiul and drive safely and 

- Reminder #2- It is un- 
lawful to park anywhere ex- 
cept in designated areas; this 
includes fire lanes. Any car 
caught parked in a fire lane or 
any other unacceptable loca- 
tion will immediately be tick- 
eted by Oglethorpe Security 
and towed entirely at the 
owna's expense. .. so park your 
car wisely. 

Coffee: drug of choice for college 

By Andrew Bove 

National Student News Ser- 

Although health ex- 
perts caution that too much 
caffeine can lead to problems, 
many students are unwillingto 
give up their daily Java fix. 

"There's more to coffee 
than just caffeine," asserted 
Derrick Hachey, who works in 
a Burlington, Vermont cafe 
frequented by students. "It 
goes beyond addiction." 

But Jodi Klassen, a 
health educator at the Univer- 
sity of Iowa, warned that too 
much coffee can sometimes 
cause anxiety, confusion, and 


"It's the drug of choice 
for college life," she said. In 
addition, Klaassen, explained, 
coffee and other caffeinated 
beverages often take the place 
of more nutritional drinks such 
as milk, leading to deficiencies 
of important nutrients. 

Still, many students 
seem to be attracted by the 
comfortable social environ- 
ments of college-town coffee 
houses, where they can choose 
either to hang out and talk, or 
to study while they down their 
cups of joe. 

"It 's a nice alternative to 
going out for a beer," says 
Ruth Fisher, a Georgetown 

University graduate student 
who often spends evenings in 
a Washington, D.C. cafe close 
to campus. 

Tracey Looman, a stu- 
dent at Brown University, said 
that coffee drinking "has an 
aesthetic quality that appeals 
to people." The idea of pass- 
ing hours over conversation 
and warm lattes, she ex- 
plained, makes people see cof- 
fee as much more than light- 
ning in liquid form. 

Fisher says that her caf- 
feine habit rarely keeps her up 
against her will. 

"I can have a cup of cof- 
fee and go to sleep right after- 

But Sara Weaver, who 
works at the student health 
center at the University of 
Texas, said that caffeine often 
affects the quality of sleep even 
if it doesn't actually prevent 
sleep. Often, she sai4 students 
who drink coffee before bed- 
time wake up feeling unrested. 

If recent trends are any 
indication, campus health of- 
ficials may have cause for 
worry. The popularity of cof- 
fee and its cozy associations 
seem to be on the rise among 

"You can tell by the 
number of cafes opening up 
that coffee is getting more and 
more popular," Hachey said. 

Computerized GRE complications 

Courtesy The Princeton Re- test. He predicts that ETS's goes to court, the Princeton Review: Cracking the GRE 

The Princeton Review 

denounced the Educational 
Testing Service (ETS) for its 
recent decision to reduce the 
number of days it will offer the 
computer Graduate Record 
Exam (GRE) by 75%. Calling 
this "the last straw" in a series 
of unfair policies grossly abus- 
ing the rights of students, John 
Katzman, President of the 
Princeton Review, says his 
test-preparation company may 
take legal action. 

Because ETS canceled 
its February 1995 paper-and- 
pencil GRE, students who 
need GRE scores for fall grad 
school applications must take 
the more costly computerized 
GRE. Katzman says that 
ETS's latest policies have 
made a bad situation worse for 
all students forced to take the 
botched test. 

ETS announced on 
January 4 that it is reducing by 
75% the number of days stu- 
dents can take the computer- 
ized GRE from February 
through May. With the com- 
puter GRE offered in 75% 
fewer locations than the paper- 
and-pencil GRE, Katzman 
pointed out the logistical night- 
mare for the tens of thousands 
of student who will have a dff- 
ficult time getting access to the 

mismanagement of this exam 
will keep some students from 
being admitted to graduate 
schools this fall. 

In response to a lawsuit 
ETS has filed against the 
Kaplan Educational Centers 
for exposing flaws in the test, 
Katzman says that ff the case 

Review will take legal action 
on behalf of students adversely 
affected by this situation. 

The Princeton Review is 
the only company offering a 
test-preparation course for the 
computerized GRE. Its annu- 
ally-updated book/disk guide 
to the exam. The Princeton 

(Random House), is the only 
product available with soft- 
ware featuring a practice com- 
puter-adaptive GRE. The 
Princeton Review is also dis- 
tributing to students a free six- 
page guide to the computer- 
ized GRE, available through 


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Who's to blame for AIDS? 

By Kelly Holland 

The year is 1980. 

There's a man living in San 
Francisco; he enjoys the times 
he spends experimenting and 
learning in the bathhouses of 
the Castro district. There is a 
pretty young boy whom he's 
seen around the bathhouses ... 
he's hoping that tonight might 
be his lucky night. 

A 2 S-year-old man is ad- 
dicted to heroin. He walks the 
streets in search of the ultimate 
high. He sits down with a 
group of guys and they pass a 
needle to him. It feels so good. 
One of the guys takes the 
needle from his hand and says, 
"Hey man, it's my turn. Ain't 
you ever heard of sharing?!" 
Theylaughasthe next man re- 
loads the needle. 

At the same time in an- 
other part of the country, a 
woman is rushed to the hospi- 
tal. A 17-year-old boy, racing 
home to make his curfew, ran 
into thecouple'scarandkilled 
the man instantly. The woman 
is at the hospital and in stable 
condition. She had lost a 
frightening amount of blood, 
but looked to be doing fme, 
thanks to the transfusions. 

The only thing that these 
people have in common is that 
all three developed Acquired 
Immune Deficiency Syn- 
drome. Each contracted the 
disease in different ways. The 
gay man in San Francisco got 
it in the bathhouses, the drug 
addict from shared needles, 
and the woman in the hospital 
from the blood transfusions 
that had saved her life. 

I have never known any- 
one who has AIDS, but I have 
heard the stories. I've heard 
of how the HIV attacks the T- 
cells and knocks out the 
victim's immune system. I've 
seen Philadelphia, a movie 
about a young (gay) man and 
his battle with the disease and 
AIDS discrimination. 

We have all seen the pic- 
tures, at one time or another, 
of people suffering from the 
virus. We see sickly, frail crea- 
tures who look almost inhu- 
man, lying in their beds, un- 

able to move, h's a very fright- 
ening sight that should make 
something in our hearts and 
minds say, "Hey ... this disease 
is really horrible!" 

Perhaps what is most ter- 
rifying is the fact that anyone 
can suffer from this, and, no 
matter how the virus was con- 
tracted, everyone who gets 
AIDS has the same fears. The 
symptoms may not be the same 
for every AIDS patient, but all 
of them know that their 
chances for survival are slim. 
Imagine yourself living with a 
disease that has killed thou- 
sands already; you don't know 
when, or even if the disease 
will develop that far in your 
body, and you spend your days 
forgetting about your condi- 
tion ... or trying to forget. 

To my utter and com- 
plete surprise, I found people 
who point fingers at gays and 
intravenous drug users. These 
people resent the idea that gays 
and drug users could have 
slowed the spread of the AIDS 
virus by ceasing to "do" what 
they had always "done." 
These same people have been 
heard to say that if an AIDS 
patient had contracted the dis- 
ease by performing an act that 
he or she knew was high risk, 
then that patient "should have 
known better" and doesn't de- 
serve our sympathy or our 
help. They propose that we 
should be able to discriminate 
against AIDS patients based 
on how the vims was acquired. 

I believe that we have no 
place to pass judgement on 
other people or their lifestyles. 
The major problem is that 
people are terrified of gays and 
drug users because their 
lifestyles seem unfamiliar. 
Once society can find a group 
that can be singled out by their 
differences or habits, they have 
a someone to blame for the 
horrors of AIDS. We are not 
in a position to place that 
blame. Thousands of people 
die each year, and we still 
haven't found a cure. These 
patients need all of the help 
and emotional support that 
they can get. They need a 
friend or someone who is will- 
ing to give time or money to 

help find a cure. AIDS pa- 
tients may never tell us what 
they need or what they desire 
the most from other people, but 
I wonder if what they need 
most is care and a little com- 
passion. I believe that they 
deserve it. 

Put yoursetf in the place 
of an AIDS patient, knowing 
that you may die from this dis- 
ease that no one has a cure for, 
knowing that nothing can be 
done to save you. Hearing 
phrases like "you should have 
known better" and "it's your 
own fault" could only tear 
what self-respect and what 
love for life you have left out 
of your soul. 

I would never say that it 
is acceptable when a gay man 
practices unsafe sex. How- 
ever, I would also never say 
that I blamed him for getting 
AIDS and that I wouldn't do 
all that I could to care for him. 
Likewise, I would never con- 
done the actions of a heroin 
addict who shares needles, yet 
I couldn't deny him of my help 
in fighting the disease. Once 
the virus is transmitted, the die 
is cast and the victims must 
deal with the consequences of 
their actions. 

The homosexual man 
living in San Francisco and the 
25-year-old drug addict de- 
serve the exact same amount 
of care and attention that the 
woman who was injured in the 
car accident does. All three 
have AIDS, all three will prob- 
ably die, and all three need ev- 
ery ounce of care that we can 
give. AIDS doesn't discrimi- 
nate based on race, sex, sexual 
preference, nationality, or re- 
ligion. People do. 

I find it saddening to 
imagine that one human being 
might deny care or support to 
another in need simply be- 
cause of past actions. Why 
can't we accept homosexuals 
and drug users who are HIV 
positive and show them that 
we care for them uncondition- 
ally? Why can't we overlook 
their actions in the past and, in- 
stead, focus on their needs of 
today? AIDS patients need 
our help, not our judgement or 

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March 8, 1995 

Repo rt, 

IBy Gina Fraone 
:Resident Assistant 

Greetings from the 

OglethcrpeHoiBing Office. If 
you have any questions you 
would VAce to see answered in 
this column, please drop a note 
to me in the Housing OflRce in 
Emerson Student Center. 

If you are interested in 
becoming an R.A. for next 
year, be aware that the selec- 
tion process will be starting 
soon. Applications will be 
available in the Housing Of- 
fice from March 8-17 and are 
due back March 1 7. Keep in 
mind that the application re- 
quires one to obtain a recom- 
mendation from a reliable 
■source, such as an employer or 
professor, to accompany your 
application. One is also ex- 
pected to schedule a private 
interview with the Housing 
Office and to participate in a 
group interview between 
March 27-April 5. Applica- 
tions for positions as a Sum- 
mer Resident wiU he available 
the last week of March. 

So why might a student 
consider being a Resident As- 
sistant? The monetary com- 
pensation for beinga R.A. has 
always been a big draw. 
R. A 's receive room and board 
at no cost. Also, being an R.A. 
can be a gratifying experience. 
You are trained to serve as a 
peer counselor and you get to 
plan fun and sometimes edu- 
cational programs that help 
promote community. It may 
turn out to be an invaluable 
resource for recommendations 
or contacts for the fiiture. 

Now you should not ap- 
ply to be an R.A. if you can 
relate heavily with the follow- 
ing situations. Do you have 
an extremely difficult time 
managing your time? Do you 
despise rules? Do you get de- 
pressed easily? 

If you have any other 
questions about being an R.A 
please feel free to talk to your 
R.A. or stop by the housing 

RHA responds to student opinion 

By Jamie Walker 
Residence Hall Association 

The food. The visita- 
tion policy. The condition of 
the residence halls. The qual- 
ity of security on our campus. 
These are issues which affect 
us all on a daily basis, and they 
represent only a portion of 
those tackled by the Residence 
Hall Association. 

RHA tends to keep a low 
profile, but it is important to 
know that RHA is an organi- 
zation to which all resident stu- 
dents belong, and it can be a 
powerful force in making cam- 


pus improvements and policy 
changes. In fact it was not too 
long ago that there was no arm 
gate controlling the flow of 
incoming vehicles to our cam- 
pus. There was also a time in 
the not so distant past when 
opposite sex visitation was re- 
stricted between the hours of 
midnight and 9 a.m. RHA was 
a driving force behind imple- 
menting these important 

Improving the quality of 
on-campus living continues to 
be RHA's main goal. RHA is 
gathering information to assess 
how safe our campus really is 

and what can be done to im- 
prove the quality of security 
services. Additionally, RHA 
is trying determine student 
opinion regarding the current 
visitation policy; it may be 
time to change it yet again! 
Another on-going concern 
which RHA is addressing is 
food service; a new Food Com- 
mittee has been established, so 
if you would like to express 
your views concerning the 
quality of our food service, 
look for signs advertising the 
specific times for Food Com- 
mittee meetings. 
Although RHA is a fairly in- 

dustrious organization, it's not 
all work and no play. RHA is 
currently planning an outra- 
geous campus-wide Spring 
Party, scheduled for April 21. 
This event will feature a 
Twister tournament with 
prizes, a stress-relieving moon 
walk, and much, much more! 
If you would like to he in on 
planning the party, or if you 
have something to get off"your 
chest, or if you just want to see 
what RHA is all about, come 
to the small dining room any 
Tuesday at 5:15. Come get 
involved in your campus com- 

By David Cheung 
Alpha Phi Omega 

Spring is nigh upon us 

again and we are ready for 
more service and fun. Here are 
some of the service projects 
and fellowship activities going 
on for March and April. 

On Tuesdays until April 
1 1, we will help out with the 
Interfaith Outreach Home 
project, where we babysit for 
homeless children so their par- 
ents can attend education 
classes. ^ 

Our Big Brother/Little 
Brother party will be Mardi 5. 

The week of March 6- 
1 0, APO will be holding its 50/ 
50 raffle. Please help support 
us in this endeavor Buy a 
ticket - if you win, you will re- 
ceive half of the sale's pro- 

March 1 1 and 12 we will 
attend our Service retreat at 
Unicoi state park. We will be 
involved with park renovation 
and beautification in prepara- 
tion for the upcoming Olym- 

On March 1 3, we will be 
packing meals for AIDS pa- 
tients with Project Open Hand. 

April I will see us hap- 

pily planting trees with Trees 
Atlanta to help beautify the 

April 2 means volun- 
teering at the Animal 
Scramble, a fun run and race 
to benefit the Humane Society. 
Also April 2, during our 
Chapter meeting, we will be 
making Easter baskets for the 

Lastly, we are planning 
a white water rafting trip 
scheduled for April 21. 

If you have any ques- 
tions about a service project, 
call Theresa Linebarger at 

Any questions about fel- 
lowship events should go to 
James Green at 365-26 19. 

If you are not a member 
of APO, but still want to vol- 
unteer your time to service, 
you are always welcome to 
join us on projects. The more 
the merrier! ! ! It is open to any- 
one and it is a lot of fiin. 

APO is more than doing 
service; it is camaraderie and 
sometimes laughing at other 
members. Sometimes it is 
even free food and play- 
grounds Hey, some good 
perks are involved with this 
service thing! 

University Singers 

By Chanda Creasy 
University Singers 

The University Sing- 
ers have been quite busy! On 
February 1 7 we gave our first 
concert of the new semester at 
Holy Innocents Episcopal 
School. The concert featured 
pieces from our fall concert, 
and we even brought "OedipUs 
Tex" back to life. On March 
5 we gave our firet church con- 
cert at Shallowford Presbyte- 
rian church, performing some 
of the new pieces we have been 
working on this semester. 

One exciting thing we 
have coming up is the Saint 
Mary's College Women's 

Choir coming to Oglethorpe to 
perform on Tuesday, March 
14. The concert will be held 
in Lupton Auditorium at 8 
p.m. and is free. The choir, di- 
rected by Dr. Nancy Menk, is 
a select 33-voice ensemble 
which has toured all over the 
United States, and regularly 
commissions and performs 
new works for women's 
voices. The concert will con- 
sist of 20th century music for 
women's voices from both sa- 
cred and secular backgrounds, 
Hope you come and en- 
joy the music from St. Mary's 
with us, and we will keep you 
posted on all of our upcoming 


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By Christopher Wintrow 
Sigma Alpha Epsilon 

Salutations from the brothers of Sigma Alpha Epsi- 
lon. The best news thus far this semester (aside from warmer 
weather): Shane Olson- the one and only Shane Olson- has be- 
come the first pledge of 1 995. Hopefully he will not be the last. 
At long last our esteemed pledge educator, Tharius Sumter, will 
have something to keep himself busy. 

On February 24 our newest initiates gave their first party 
as official brothers. Despite a multitude of obstacles, ranging 
from blown speakers to a deserted campus, the party was pretty 
good and deemed a success. Our annual celebration of the life 
and times of Paddy Murphy begin March 8. Be on the lookout- 
you never know where a dead man may show up. 

This week's advice: never become involved in an alterca- 
tion when the weapon of choice is phlegm.. .warm yet slimy, soft 
yet sticky. And never, ever, give Michael Mahoney a sucker 
unless you desire a face lift. 

I've spent a considerable amount of time lately contem- 
plating life and have come to the conclusion that our existence 
mirrors the words of Axl Rose, who believes that "Nothing lasts 
forever, and we both know hearts can change". Except, of couise, 
for the eternal bonds of fiiendship to be found in a fraternity 
known as Sigma Alpha Epsilon. 


By John Knight 
Kappa Alpha 

In writing this article, I must confess, I really have 

not been up to the house enough lately to know what has been 
going on. I guess it would be better if I wrote about future events. 
By the time the paper comes out we will have had Convivium, a 
celebration of the life of Robert E. Lee. Hopefully we had some 
alumni guests. Peace party is on March 1 1 . It should be really 
neat. We will be hosting Province Council on April 8. Then on 
April 20 we will have our Old South formal at Ray's on the 

Greek 'A'eek preparation continues with 5.00 a.m. jogs and 
biweekly weight room sessions. All brothers have agreed to ab- 
stain from drinking, smoking, and sexual activities in order to 
focus on winning the Greek Week competition. 

I guess I should also mention the Basketball teams. The A 
league team, appropriately dubbed KA, is an excellent mix of 
KA's best and the services of several mercenaries. The B league 
team, which calls itself Antithesis, for reasons unknown to many, 
is a sick joke. KA is doing well. Antithesis is not. 


By Jason Thomas 
Delta Sigma Phi 

We finally cleaned the highway!!! "Ves* it's true. That 

seems to be our most exiciting event within the past two weeks. 
Steve Taylor thew a great picnic/get -together for brothers and 
alumni this past weekend. Thank you Steve, wish all of us could 
have been there. Congratulations to Chip who is now the IPC 
Greek Week chairman. .Good Luck! 

Most of us have been rather busy preparing for mid-terms. 
Other than that we've begun getting organized for Greek Week. 
If all else fails we can always call Jeft; right? We have for the 
most part finallized everything for our formal on April 29. 
Thanks to Dave for getting everything organized and done. I'm 
not really sure when our next party will be, but hopefully it will 
be soon. We are looking forward to our mixer with Chi Omega 
on April 13. 

That seems to cover just about everything. So, until next 


By Stacy Rasmussen 
Chi Omega 

The semester is in full swing and Chi Omega is get- 
ting ready for our Centennial Celebration on April 1 . In honor of 
our founding at the University of Arkansas in 1 895, our chapter 
will celebrate one hundred years of fradition and achievement at 
our annual White Carnation Ball. 

Congratulations to Mike Thomas and Melissa King who 
were crowned Lord and Lady Oglethorpe during the Homecom- 
ing festivities February 18th. Melissa was one of twenty-two 
sisters to be recognized on the Dean's List of Academic Honor 
last semester. We are all very proud of you. 

Chi Omega also extends congratulations to the new sisters 
of Sigma Sigma Sigma: Linda Davis, Merryl Feld, and Misti 
Frederick. Finally, we would like to congratulate the four Rho 
Chi's for Panhellenic Rush 1995. They are Shannon Beehan, 
Kristi Pelletier, Sarah Phillips and Diana Rothe. 

We all enjoyed the bowling fiind-raiser for MDA. You 
also may have heard us serenading the brothers of the four fra- 
ternities on Thursday, February 23. Special thanks go to Sigma 
Alpha Epsilon for returning the serenade and to Delta Sigma Phi 
for interrupting their basketball game to listen to our songs! 

In the weeks to come we look forward to our Rush Retreat 
on March 10 and 1 1 . Also in the works are mixers with Chi Phi, 
Delta Sigma Phi and Sigma Alpha Epsilon. 


By Bridget Cecchini 
Sigma Sigma Sigma 

Tri-Sigma would like to ofGcially welcome Damaris S. 

as our newest new member, you are awesome. Congratulations 
to Linda Davis, Merryl Feld, and Misti Fredrick who were initi- 
ated on Feb. 25. Thanks go out to all the guys who came to 
Purple Passion. Katherine and Christine did a terrific job and 
even had left-over weenies (hot-dogs, what were you thinking?). 
Sisters enjoyed bowling for MDA with Chi-Omega and APO on 
March 3. Parents came and visited the finally vacuumed house 

on Saturday, March 4. The banquet was wonderful due to 
Heather C. and she and Christy D. even got the house residents 
to clean out the fridge. Thanks to Chi Phi for an exciting mixer. 
Retro-dressing is always a blast with you guys. 

On a different front, Jenny Slater is Tri-Sigma 's official 
cool D.J. at WJTL. Listen to her show on Wednesdays from 8 
p.m. to 1 p.m. She might even dedicate a song to you. A final 
congratulations go out to Madame who turns 2 1 today, March 
8. She is legally able to do anything now. The question is will 

By Alan Gibson 
IFC President 

In the four years at this 
palace of the Petrels, I have 
never submitted an article to the 
Stormy Petrel. I came close on 
two different occasions afler 
reading various neo-fascist'reli- 
gious articles written by seem- 
ingly militant members of 
religio regimes on campus. 
However it is not my perogative 
today to write concerning those 
people. Today I wish to speak 
to the issue of "Greek Unity." 
First let's give a look to 
the terms. Clearly "Greek" tells 
us that the concept is of an about 
those members of fratemtities 
and sororities. For, as we all 
know, Greek letters do not make 
you Greek. Secondly, unity 
implies that there is some uni- 
fying agent working to hold un- 
like groups or parties together. 
It should be apparent that indi- 
vidual Greek organizations have 
that unity. However there ex- 
ists a question that many refuse 
to answer on the grounds that 
there is not an answer. That is: 
"What sort of relations should 
there be between the various 
gredc organizations on can^us? 
Should they seek to propogate 
hatred or seek out woiking re- 
lationships based on friend- 

What has kept the frater- 
nities here from destroying one 
another? I believe it to be the 
realization by the leaders in the 
fraternities that, by nature, we 
are supposed to dislike each 
other. We all want lo have the 
best pledge class and win Greek 
Week. To do that would be to 
ensure that another group fails 
in defeating you. 

Perhaps, I write with the 
last shred of idealism I have left, 
but I have seen a genuine effort 
on the parts of many to be, at 
the very least, friendly to the 
members in other fraternities in 
spite of their differences. We 
work together in IFC. Normally, 
no punches are exchanged. 
There exists, to some extent, a 
comaradurie between the mem- 
bers. That is good to see. 

There has been a time that 
that didn't exist here. That is 
something that can in no way 
positiviely effect inter-fiatemal 
progress. Hating one another 
has already been tried and has 
failed. It seems we have begun 
anewwith friendship at the core. 
Let's not let that change guys. 

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March 8, 1995 


By Laura Williams 

Shallow Grave opens 
with three friends, David, 
Alex, and Juliet, who share a 
loft in Scotland. The loft has a 
fourth room they are advertis- 
ing for rental. After rejecting 
a series of applicants who are 
disqualified for being either a 
"loser, psycho, or undesir- 
able." the friends settle upon 
one man named Hugo. Hugo 
does not grace them with his 
presence long. Hugo's demise 
leaves his roommates with a 
present - one million pounds 
cash. The roommates' initial 
plan to turn the fully exposed 
corpse into the police 
crurrJbled with the introduction 
of such a large sum of money. 
A plan is formed and executed, 
with the friends not realizing 
the consequences this en- 
deavor would have on their 
lives, psyche, and fiiendship. 
The thought of where Hugo 
may have gotten the money 
gets lost in their desire to have 
It themselves. 

Just imagine the psycho- 
logical intensity and unadul- 
terated gore of the movie Si- 
lence of the Lambs combined 
with the humor of a Monty 
Python sketch. This movie 
caused many a movie-goer to 
hold a hand over his/her mouth 
during many of the more gory 
scenes, while audible gasps 
and groans were emitted. The 
movie did provide comic relief 
to lesson tension, which was 
greatly appreciated by the au- 
dienfe. The ATM scene dur- 
ing Hugo's interview was both 
violent and fanny, while the 
scene where the roommates 
went shopping for their imple- 
ments of demise could be titled 
Home Depot for murderers.' 
This movie should con- 
vince anyone who stumbles 
across a corpse and a load of 
money to turn the other way 
and run. No matter what I 
thought about the movie ini- 
tially, it was worth it for the 

Venice comes to the High Museum 

By Heather Carlen 
Features Editor 

Currently ruiming at 

the High Museum of Art is an 
exhibit entitled Treasures of 
Venice: Paintings from the 
Museum of Fine Arts, 
Budapest. Featuring the 
works of Venetian artists active 

during the sixteenth, seven- 
teenth, and eighteenth centu- 
ries, the exhibit is the largest 
collection of Old Master paint- 
ings ever shown at the High. 
Several works on display have 
never before been seen outside 
of Eastern Europe. Rimning 
concurrently is Venice and the 
Artistic Imagination: Prints 

by Tiepolo, Canaletto, and 

Treasures of Venice dis- 
plays the works of artists such 
as Titian, Gentile, Bellini, 
Giorgione, Sebastiano Ricci, 
G. B. Tiepolo, Tintoretto, and 
Paolo Veronese. The paintings 
have been specially cleaned 
and restored especially for this 

Marleschi's "Venice, the Plazzetta" Is currently on view as part of the High's Treasures ot 
Venice exhibit. Photo courtesy of the High Museum of Art 

exhibition. Treatments of fab- 
rics, in particular, are astonish- 
ing. Velvet, silk, and brocade 
abound in the SS paintings fea- 

Collected primarily 
from royal collections in East- 
em Europe, the paintings come 
from the Museum of Fine Arts 
in Budapest, Hungary. Lacey 
Jordan Taylor comments that 
"From the collections of the 
Hapsburgs and the Hungarian 
nobility, these marvelous 
paintings were gathered to- 
gether in Budapest, and now, 
for the first time outside of 
Europe, they will be exhibited 
here in Atlanta. " 

The exhibit will run at 
the High until May 21. The 
High Museum of Art is open 
Tuesday through Sunday fiom 
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays 
from noon to 5 p.m. Admis- 
sion for adults is $6, $4 for stu- 
dents and seniors, and free on 
Thursdays from 1 to 5 p.m. 
The museum is easily acces- 
sible by MARTA; disembark 
at Arts Center Station. 

Entertainment Grapevine. . . 

CuLiaxaL, ana not io cuLiaxaL, s-uznii. in ana axouna cyjiLania 

A monumental video 
projection by French sculptor 
and video artist Ange Leccia 
wi 1 1 be projected on the facade 
of the Georgia Department of 
Archives and History Building 
from March 10 through May 
8. The project has been orga- 
nized by the High Museum of 
Art. "Art at the Edge: Ange 
Leccia is the first off-site 
project for the series. 

"Niobe Atlanta" will be 
visible each eveningfix)m dusk 
until dawn. As the sun sets, 
images of stone faces and fig- 
ures from medieval and Re- 
naissance times will appear on 
the side of the building, grow 
clearer as darkness falls, then 
dissolve with the approach of 

For farther information, 
please contact the High Mu- 
seum of Art at 733-HlGH. 

College students can 
brush up on the latest Walt 

Disney World thrills for a one- 
fall-day admission of $25 un- 
til April 7. 

During the special, stu- 
dents can purchase a one-day, 
one-park admission for $25 
plus tax and the same day can 
obtain free entrance to Plea- 
sure Island nighttime enter- 
tainment complex. To receive 
the savings of more than $25, 
students must present a valid 
college I.D. when purchasing 
the special ticket. 

For additional guest in- 
formation about Walt Disney 
World, call (407) 824-4321. 

Students come back to 
Jamaica for Spring Break year 
after year. The Jamaica Tour- 
ist Board has planned a series 
of weeklong programs. Dont 
forget to bring your student 
ID. Reggae Jam is offering 
three to seven night packages 
from Atlanta. A complete 

spring break package starts at 
$395 per person. For details, 
call l-800-U-REGGAE. 

For farther information, 
please call the Jamaica Tour- 
ist Board at 1-800-233-4JTB. 

Who Am (? 

I was bom in the Georgia mountains. 

I was raised in poverty. 

My father was a shoemaJcer, 

1 studied for the priesthood. 

I used the name "Koba" in my early career. 

I was editor of a newspaper, "Truth." 

I advocated collective agriculture. 

I enjoyed Victor Hugo's Novels. 

I was one of the "Big Three" ! 

I am not Zell Miller. 

Grand Prize: 

$10 gift certificate from Jocks M Jills 
Trivia buffs will want to head over to Jocks N 
Jills - Brookhaven for Trivia Night, 
Tuesdays, beginning at 7:00 p.m. 

Send your response to Amy Zickus 
in the Alumni Office! 

March 8, 1995 


Page 7 

Atlanta concerts: good, bad, ugly 

By John Knight 

Going to live shows 

has been something that, per- 
haps, I have done a httle too 
much this semester. But then 
I look back and wonder how I 
would feel if I had not seen and 
heard what I have seen and 
heard. Going from the cultur- 
ally unattractive city of Bir- 
mingham to the cultural 
Mecca we call Atlanta has cer- 
tainly been a drastic change 
with regards to the concert op- 
portunities that are open. 1 'd 
compare it to a High School 
student who never drinks be- 
cause of the close proximity of 
his parents and then becomes 
an alcoholic upon his move- 
ment to an out-of-state college. 
It would certainly seem unjust 
if I was to pass up the oppor- 

tunity to comment on the vari- 
ous shows I have spoken of 
So here they are. 

Sebadoh(w/ Man or 
Astroman & Tuscadero) at the 
Masquerade, Tuscadero 
opened the set with a Breeders 
sound combined with Juliana 
Hatfield like lyrics. The first 
two songs captivated me, but 
as the set continued the lyrics 
moved further towards silli- 
ness and the sound began to 
seem monotonous. In the end 
they were just another Breed- 
ers imitation. Man or 
Astroman, in contrast, was ex- 
citing both sonically and visu- 
ally from beginning to end. 
The band employs among 
other things, space helmets and 
black and white B-movies, to 
further the whole theme of the 
marriage of surf music and 
science fiction. Perhaps there 

Wolfs Flamingo 

By Lairra Wiiltams 

Staffs?, ,,#■ V:.:; 

^Ve'v.e:4Jli seen it It's at Goslin. It's on the tliird 

floor, it's inil<^ third window from the left. It's pink, and at 
night it isiiiyminated. What is it? It's a FLAMINGO? Yes, 
boys and^s our beautiful English Gotliic campus is graced 
with the likss of one hot-pink lawn flamingo that does more 
than gliw in the dark. I decided to take it upon myself to 
discfw^ the origins of this funny fowl. 

i ; if ums out it belongs to Dr. Wolf, a chemistry profes- 
sor li^e at Oy. By day Dr. Wolf is a normal well respected 
prqifeisor who teaches one of the hardest courses on any 
campus. Organic Chemistry. By night. Dr. Wolf, as he 
slipS:Out of his otBce forthe e\'ening, turns on the juice that 
feeii^ the bird at night It has .in anatomically correct 
lightbuSJplaoid inm ar«iior»ii.^ally ciirrect hole drilled in 
itsanatoiiw£aijyt:(»Tect.hindqiiarttr5 Dr Wolfdidtlie elec- 
trical work hirftsejf afiarre«<;i\iug ft ss. a gtfi from a col- 
league. Dr. Rulison. 

Surprisingly, theflanwigo does not have a name, even 
though it has been here for over six years. When pfsi&ed to 
give it one, Dr. Wolf ccitild not think of one suitable. 
Therefore I officially iinounjce the Name the Flamingo 
Contest, iiid^esi there !^ll be gprize for the best entry. All 
submissions dwuld be markedWame the Flamingo Con- 
test, and addre^^ to BSx 405 hSre on campus. The winner 
will be sel^ai:from.«Sries recefved and the bird will be 
formally ctristened. 

If this flamingo irSrigues you, it might be worth your 
while to stop by Dr. "Wbirs office:(Goslin, 319). If you are 
good, he might show ^u a few Of his other possessions. 

Dr. Wolf is cuiTOTtlysingleiand unattached, so if your 
mom is single or if you have a pretty unmarried aunt you 
can contact him at 3^8406. I'm sure he would be glad to 
hear from you. 

is nothing really significant 
about this band; audio-visual 
assaults of this sort are noth- 
ing new. They are, though, 
very good at what they do. 
What they do is make great 
surf music. The highlight of 
the evening for this writer was 
the final act, Sebadoh. I went 
to the concert with no expec- 
tations, having never really lis- 
tened to the band, but I am cer- 
tain that if I had carried expec- 
tations they would have been 
exceeded. The greatness of the 
trio comes from the chemistry 
between guitar and bass and 
the ability of the players to feed 
off each other in the creation 
of a unified sonic movement. 
Other thrills come in the 
band's ability to rotate in the 
playing of the three instru- 
ments. If I remember cor- 
rectly, by set's end, every 
member had played every in- 
strument. In closing I'd like 
to thank frontman Lou Barlow 
for his bitchy comments about 
the sonic leakage between 
floors at the Masquerade. 

Marcy is the most excit- 
ing local band I've seen since 
I came to Atlanta last August. 
The band, a Breeders-Pixies- 
Smashing Pumpkins offshoot, 
is composed of Lisa (vocals/ 
guitar), Dan (bass/vocals), 
Calvin(guitar), and Brian 
(drums). I've seen a lot of live 
bands in the past five years. 
This is certainly one my favor- 
ites, due mostly to the incred- 
ible energy and edge they play 
with. The lead guitarist, 
Calvin, could be charged with 
manslaughter for the utter vio- 
lence he employs in the play- 
ing of his guitar. You've got 
to see this guy. Hell, you've 
gottoseethewholeband. This 
show at the Point was certainly 
my favorite show out of the 4- 
5 times that I have seen them. 
I won't even attempt to de- 
scribe it, seeing that it would 
probably be more fulfilling if 
you would go see them April 
I at the Midtown Music Hall. 

I have talked before 
about that Breeders sound that 
so many bands use as their vi- 
tality these days. Somemiglit 
say that Belly is among these 
imitator bands. After this set. 

I would disagree. The Breed- 
ers are a band that twists 
bouncy sounds and sweet 
voices into a raw-straight out 
of Hades grunge attack. The 
music of Belly, while not nec- 
essarily superior, transcends 
this formula. Belly, perform- 
ing live, was a band just as 
energetic as the ever-hyper 
Breeders. Belly, though, sub- 
stitutes a more structured 
melody in place of the 
Breeder's grunge. The set, a 
mixture of songs from both of 
their two albums, proved that 
the band is just as good at slow 
folksy tunes that bring depres- 
sion as they are at all out rock- 
ers that make shy college stu- 
dents go crazy in ritual dance. 
I had a great time seeing a 
great band strut its stuff. 

Catherine opened the set 
to high expectations from this 
writer. I was disappointed. 
The set was basically an at- 
tempt to redo the hard rocking 
Smashing Pumpkins album 
Gish. The band certainly had 
the formula down(Loud- 
Quiet-Loud-Quiet) . The vo- 
calists did, perhaps, their best 
Billy Corgan impressions. It 
was apparent though, that this 
band was without originality. 
What killed the set, above all, 
was its lack of diversity. At 
the end I felt like I had heard 
one long and boring song. The 
set lacked diversity. Suede, the 
headliner, did not disappoint. 
"This is a sliitty old song," lead 
vocalist Brett Anderson said as 
he introduced the third song. 
Animal Nitrate. It was far 
from shitty and the rest of the 
concert followed in uniform. 
Brett Anderson moves around 
in a rhythmic dance and makes 
every member of the audience 
want to join him in a fusion of 
sound and movement. I talked 
to Suede aficionado Jayme 
Sellards after the show with 
regards to the departure of the 
guitarist and the abilities of the 
new guitarist in comparison to 
the old. He says there is no 
difference. I believe him. 
Even if you don't like the mu- 
sic. Suede is one of the coolest 
looking bands around. And 
the bassist does a great Soren 

By Kelly Holland 

So, you like that song 
you keep hearing on the radio 
that goes something like "All 
she said..." and "Hello, hello, 
helll-ooow". You're thinking 
about buying the CD, aren't 

Let me save you 
$12.71... IX)N'T. 

The band is Moist and 
their debut CD is entitled Sil- 
ver. I, like some of you, was 
atfracted to the boldness of 
their pop "alternative" hit, 
"Machine Punch Through", 
which is on every musical ro- 
tation that 99X plays. I still 
really dig that song, but unfor- 
tunately, that's the only track 
I can stand to listen to on the 
entire CD. 

It's awful. There's large 
quantities of whining, unnec- 
essary and annoNing cheesy 
guitar solos, and an abundance 
of in unison singing that brings 
back memories of the entire 
group of Bon Jovi singing to- 
gether into one microphone 
with their arms around each 
other ... you know the type. 

Anyway, it seems to me 
like Moist is trying desperately 
to keep a hard edge in their 
music, but it's just not happen- 
ing. A couple of really bad 
ones that you should definitely 
avoid are "Believe Me" and 
"Into Everything". And if you 
do happen to go out and get 
this CD despite what I've said 
about it, or, if you have had the 
sad misfortune of purchasing 
it before reading this wise and 
informative review, tell me 
that the song "Picture Elvis" 
doesn't remind you of the 
theme song for 3-2-1 
Contact.\\ me crazy! 

After listening to the en- 
tire CD and as I began to write 
this article, I skipped back to 
my favorite song (you know 
which one that is, I'm sure) 
and cranked that baby up! It 
rocks! But if you like it as 
much as I do, trust me and just 
dub it from the radio. The al- 
bum isn't "moist".. .it's all wet 


March 8, 1995 


Depth not a problem for women's tennis 

By Christopher Smith 

Bobby Cox isn't the 

only coach in Atlanta having 
to make tough personnel deci- 
sions. Coach Dunn 
Neugebauer isn't quite sure 
who will be playing at what 
number on the ladies tennis 
team with fourteen ladies com- 
peting for six starting seeds. 
The rotation for ladies tennis 
looks to be more competitive 
than baseball's pitching rota- 

Reluming from the fall 
are; senior Sue Poston at num- 
ber one, sophomore Becl^y 
Ellis at number two, junior 
Pam Cochran at five, ex- 
change student Kristiane 
Pedersen, who played some 
matches at number six and 
sophomore Hope LeBeau who 
has experience at five and six. 

The spring has brought 
out newcomers freshman 
Maria Topczij, junior Brenda 
Rogers, exchange student 
Momo Tsubaki, freshmen 
multi sport (soccer, basketball, 
track) sensations Carmen 
Pentilla and (track) Karen 
Simpson, and junior Karen 
Hackett. Also returning are 
basketball players junior 

Eleanor Fulton, freshman 
Allison McDonald and senior 
Shelly Anderson. 

"We have enough talent 
for two teams. The bottom 
three slots will be the strongest 
ever because we have eight 
who can play them," said 
Coach Neugebauer. 

In their season opener, 
the ladies team upset city ri- 
val Agnes Scott College win- 
ning five matches to four. 

The victory was a pleas- 
ant surprise for Neugebauer, 
since he had not anticipated a 
victory with many of his key 
players either out or returning 
from playing other sports. " 
They surely surprised me and 
made me proud of them," said 

Poston lost a close and 
challenging match at number 
one singles( 7-6,7-5), Rogers 
lost at number two, Cochran 
played hard and determined 
and won at number three(7- 
6(7-2), 6-4), Fulton, who 
hasn't played in months, won 
a strong match at four (7-6,5- 
7,6-2), LeBeau demonstrated 
her skill and experience win- 
ning at number five(6-3, 4-6,6- 
4), and Pedersen lost uncom- 
promisingly at six,(6-3,6-3). 

In doubles, Poston and 

Rogers overpowered their op- 
ponents at number one. 
Cochran and Fulton lost com- 
petitively at number two. 
Hackett and Lebeau experi- 
ence was too much for their 
opponents at number three. 

The team was down four 
to three, when Fulton won at 
number four singles and 

Lebeau secured the victory 
with her win at number five 

"We have a very strong 
team with incredible depth 
among the top and bottom 
three slots. I am positive that 
the team will be ready and ea- 
gerly anticipating the tough 
matches like today," believes 


With the team off to a 
positive start, "hoping to im- 
prove on last year 5 fourth 
place finish in the SCAC," 
Neugebauer said. " We have a 
tough roster, it's just a matter 
of getting everyone out there 
despite work and class con- 

Men's tennis falters early 

Nationally ranked Dekalb stuns O.U. 

By Christopher Smith 

In their season opener, 

Oglethorpe's men's tennis 
team loss all their singles and 
doubles matches to nationally 
ranked Dekalb Junior College. 

Despite hoping for some 
upsets in singles or doubles , 
Coach Dunn Neugebauer was 
not disappointed with his 
teams effort or competitive- 
ness. "The guys knew they 
were the underdogs, they had 
nothing to lose It was a good 
learning experience for the 
team," said Neugebauer. 

Mark Krabousanos lost 
a tough match at number one 
singles, William Ku lost a 

competitive match at number anos and Ku were unable to 

Baseball off to good start 

By Daryl Brooks 

The Stormy Petrel 

baseball team is off to a hot 
start to their 1995 campaign. 
The team is 6-2 and playing 
solid baseball. But what else 
would you expect from a team 
with 9 seniors and 7 four year 

After battling mother na- 
ture, who washed out the Pe- 
trels' first 2 games, the team ' 
opened their season with a 3 
game series sweep of 
Bridgewater College. 

After this successfiil se- 
ries the Petrels competed in the 
Reebok Southern Baseball 
Classic. Also competing in this 
round robin tournament was 
cross town rival Emory, con- 
ference foes Millsaps and 
Southwestern, and perennial 

national powers North Caro- 
lina Wesleyan and Methodist. 
In the first game of the tourna- 
ment the Petrels came from 
behind in the ninth to beat 
Emory 8-7. 

The next day OU de- 
feated nationally ranked Meth- 
odist 1 0-5, behind the pitching 
of senior Chip Evans. 

Later that day Millsaps 
outplayed the Petrels in the 
teams first loss of the young 
season. In the third and final 
day of the tourney OU lost a 
tough 5-0 ball game to #2 
ranked N.C. Wesleyan. How- 
ever, the team bounced back 
in the final game of the long 
weekend to defeat the Pirates 
of Southwestern 4-2. 

Individually the Petrel 
attack at the plate is being lead 
by seniors Tom Gambino, with 
a team leading .4 1 4 batting av- 

erage, Matt Weiner (.375 
AVG. with 10 RBIts) and 
Ward Jones (.346 AVG with 3 
doubles). Will Lukow has also 
returned to the diamond to add 
a spark and blazing speed to 
tlie offense. 

On the mound the Pe- 
trels are lead by their work- 
horses, seniors Mike Thomas 
and Chip Evans. Sophomore 
Tim Crowley has assumed the 
role of third starter and 
adapted nicely, including a 
complete game victory against 
Southwestern. Freshmen Mike 
Killman and Steve Loureiro 
have made sudden impacts by 
leading the team in saves (3) 
and wins (2) respectively. 

The Petrels open confer- 
ence action March 1 1 and 1 2 
at home against Centre Col- 
lege. Come out and see the 
Petrels in action. 

two, Adam Polakov was over- 
powered at number three 
singles, James Rissler was 
outplayed at number four, 
Chris Smith was not consistent 
enough at number five, and 
James Everett too was over- 
powered at number six singles. 

A consecutive feeling 
among the players was that 
everyone played well, but was 
unable to play on a higher 
level through out their entire 
matches "The scores don 't tell 
the story of the match I played 
some pretty good tennis, espe- 
cially in the first set, I was just 
unable to pull it up a notch," 
felt Ku 

In Doubles, Krabous- 

keep the pressure on in the sec- 
ond set losing number one 
doubles Polakov and Smith 
were never in contention at 
number two doubles as the? 
were out skilled from the out- 
set. Rissler and Everett played 
very uncompromising but 
were overwhelmed in the end 
at number three doubles. " We 
played some our best tennis 
thus far, I really had a great 
time and learned some things 
that will hopeftilly help me in 
the future said Rissler. 

With opening jitters 
aside, the men are preparing 
for an upcoming home match 
against Wabash College Sat- 

Women's basketball 

By Daryl Brooks 

The Lady Petrels basketball squad finished their 1994- 
95 season with a disappointing 8-16 record. Moreover, this 
being only the programs fourth year in existence winning sea- 
sons can be expected soon. 

The ladies closed out their season with victories over 
Hendrix and Wesleyan. The Petrels knocked off Hendrix, who 
finished third in the conference, 49-46. In the seniors last home 
game the team defeated Wesleyan 75-57. 

On the season the ladies were lead in scoring by sopho- 
more Becky Ellis, Shelley Anderson and Gina Carellas. Fresh- 
man Alison McDonald, junior Eleanor Fulton, Carellas, and 
Shelley Robinson were the teams leading rebounders. 

Ellis, Carellas and Anderson were all named to the Hon- 
orable Mention All Conference team. Anderson was on given 
Honorable Mention despite being the SCAC's leader, and #4 
in the nation, in assists. She was also second in the conference 
in steals with 2.8 a game and outscored many people on the 
first and second teams. 

"Shelley was robbed," stated assistant coach Meredyth 
Grenier '"Shelley should have made first team." 

With players such as Ellis, McDonald, Fulton, Kim 
Mohr and Jennifer Johnson returning this season can be con- 
sidered a building block for things to come. Especially if re- 
cruiting, and rehab, goes well. 


Volume 70, Issue 8 Above and Beyond Oglethorpe University 

March 30, 1995 

Strategic Plan 

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All Dunn 


Editorials: 2 

News: 3 

Features: 4 

Entertainment: 5 

Comics: 6 

Organizations: 7 

Sports: 8 

Profile: 5 
Comics: 6 

Springfest '95: completing the puzzle 

Oglethorpe opens doors to prospective students 

By Kelly Holland 

It is Springfest time 

yet again. The campus of 
Oglethorpe University will 
host its annual event for fresh- 
man applicants from April 6- 
8. Springfest, which is spon- 
sored by the Admissions Of- 
fice, is designed to give rising 
freshmen an opportunity to 
meet others from the Class of 
"99, as well as providing those 
students who are still unde- 
cided on their college choice a 
chance to experience 
Oglethorpe first hand. The 
theme fortliis year's festivities 
is "Completing the Puzzle"; 
the Admissions Office hopes 
that Springfest may well com- 
plete the puzzle for many who 
are still unsure of their where- 
abouts for next year. 

Andy Geeter, Assistant 
Director of Admissions, 
projects that there will be ap- 
proximately 100 high school 
seniors present for the "Pre- 

view Weekend". Some guests 
will arrive on campus via 
charted buses that will leave 
from various locations 

throughout the southeast, stop- 
ping at cities along the way to 
Atlanta to pick up other 
Springfesters. Visitors will 

Oglethorpe students enjoy outdoor fun at Spnngf est's Stomp 
the Lawn. Photo courtesy of Stein Publistiing 

experience three fun filled and 
somewhat hectic days as the 
Admissions OflBce has planned 
several activities and pro- 
grams. Registration will take 
place from 3:00 to 4:30 on 
Thursday, April 6. Prospec- 
tive students will then meet 
beginning at 6:30 for an ini- 
tial informative meeting, as 
well as various "ice breaking" 
activities. Various events are 
also scheduled to take place in 
the Bomb Shelter and the 
Emerson lounge. Freshman 
auditions for Oglethorpe's ra- 
dio station, WJTL, are tenta- 
tively scheduled to give guests 
an opportunity tojoin in on the 
excitement of AM 530. Visi- 
tors will also be invited to at- 
tend the Greek skits put on by 
the fratemrties and sororities as 
Greek Week comes to a close. 

On Friday, April 8, 
placement tests will be admin- 
istered and rising freshmen 
will be allowed to visit 
Oglethorpe classes. Prelimi- 

See Springfest Page 3 

Students explore quality management 

By Chopper Johnson 

Oglethorpe students 

took advantage of a unique op- 
portunity last month to explore 
how organizations in Atlanta 
and Georgia implement Total 
Quality Management pro- 
grams. Nine students, from a 
variety of major areas, partici- 
pated in the seminar, "Qual- 
ity the Atlanta Way", which 
was part of the "Atlanta Ex- 
ploration Week", part of a pro- 
gram initiative in Oglethorpe's 
Strategic Plan to link 
Oglethorpe with the Atlanta 
community's wealth of expe- 
riences and knowledge. 

Led by Dr. Bill Schuiz, 
the students made five visits to 
actually see the concepts of 
Total Quality Management in 
action. The students visited 
AT&T's Network Control 
Center in Conyers; the F- 15 
and C- 141 aircraft mainte- 
nance depot at Warner Robins 
and the Warner Robins' Mu- 
seum. They also visited Delta 
Air Line's maintenance Jet- 
Base and visited with the 
manager's of MARTA's rail 
and facilities maintenance pro- 
grams. Finally, the students 
visited with Rob Glass and 
Ellis Alexander, the president 
of the firm that produced 
Oglethorpe's new admissions 

literature, Stein Printing. 

According to Dr. Schuiz, 
"the goal of the TQM Atlanta 
Explorations week experience 
was to allow students the op- 
portunity to 'peek under the 
hood' and see, in action and 
live, the concepts that they 
study in the classroom. There 
is often a world of difference 
between what people say they 
do, and what they actually do 
as managers and leaders". 

An example of this was 
apparent during the visit to 
Robins Air Force base. As 
Meredith Kemp relates the 
story, "we saw two different 
maintenance hangers only a 
few hundred feet apart from 

one another. Yet the atmo- 
sphere inside the two hangers 
was immensely different, in the 
F-15 hanger, workers were 
busy and schedules were be- 
ing maintained. There was an 
air of efficiency. The C-141 
hanger was drastically differ- 
ent. Everyone was taking 
lunch at the same time, so no 
work was being done. The 
people we did meet didn't 
seem really excited about their 
work.. . 1 was amazed at how 
two hangers with the same 
goals, 'vision', and upper 
management could be so dif- 
ferent. The experience showed 
me what a difference the im- 
See Managentent Page 3 

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March 30, 1995 


Future should build on, expand our past 

by Dr. Bill Schulz 

Special to The Stormy Petrel 

I am writing this com 
mentary because I feel 
that it would be helpful if 
all the members of the 
Oglethorpe community, par- 
ticularly the students, took 
stock of where we are with re- 
spect to the implementation of 
our strategic plan, "Strategic 
hiitiatives for the 21st Cen- 
tury," which the President and 
the Board of Trustees have 
adopted as the blueprint for 
where we, as a community, 
have determined we should go 
to insure sustainable growth 
and continuing improvement 
in our quality of programs, 
faculty, students and facilities. 

I say "we," because the 
two, almost three-year strate- 
gic planning process at 
Oglethorpe was one of the 
most open, consensus oriented 
decision-making processes 
that I have seen in action. As 
a student and scholar of stra- 
tegic management I can say 
that our inclusion of such a 
wide range participants, from 
the faculty, administration, 
staff, student body, and outside 
consultants; and our open- 
posting of meeting times, 
minutes,etc., and our process 
for eliciting feedback from all 
in the community, was both 
unusual, and appropriate. 

The committee charged 
with producing the plan was 
composed of nearly 20 mem- 
bers, and the plan itself was co- 
written by more than seven 
people. Given such a broad 
and diverse group of individu- 
als and perspectives one might 
expect that our plan would be 
fragmented and poorly 
crafied — a patchwork of ideas 
if you will. It is decidedly not. 
Comments from "outside ex- 
perts" in academia indicate 
that our plan is one of the best 
written, and well articulated 
plans of its type. It offers a 
clear vision of what we think 
Oglethorpe needs to do to 
thrive well into the next cen- 


I 'd like to re- visit part of 
that vision — the part that re- 
lates to academic programs — 
since I believe such programs 
are the heart of our enter- 
prise — and also since we are 
in the midst of the difficult 
implementation stage of this 
part of the plan. The plan's 
major program initiatives in- 
clude the following: (1) Pro- 
grams for Integrating the Lib- 
eral Arts and the American 
City, which includes broad- 
based programs such as co- 
curricular experiences in the 
classroom, exlemships, and 
integrated seminars to inte- 
grate the liberal arts and in- 
ternships; and also targeted 
programs such as the 
Ogletliorpe Program in Urban 
Leadership, and an expanded 
International Studies Pro- 
gram; (2) Programs for En- 
hancing Continuing Educa- 
tion, which includes the forma- 
tion of University College, and 
provides a mission for meeting 
the needs for the life-long 
learner This includes the pos- 
sibility (now in progress) of 
program development at the 
master's level in areas such as 
psychology, education, and 
business; (3) Programs for 
Active and Collaborative 
Learning, which includes our 
targeting laboratory sciences, 
the Honors Program, the Aca- 
demic Resource Center, and 
the Perfonning and Fine Arts 
area as places where we can 
expand our abilities to work 
collaboratively witli students, 
and bring active approaches to 
learning to bear; an4 (4) A 
Program for Carrying 
Oglethorpe's Core Curricu- 
lum into the Future, which in- 
cludes a call for finding en- 
dowment for the management 
of the development of the core, 
and a commitment to continu- 
ously improving and making 
the core more central and valu- 
able to the student 's education. 

At this stage, progress is 
being made in each of the four 
areas, though success is not 

assured. In any organization 
there is resistance to change, 
and inertia that threatens to 
stop progress — and this is true 
of Oglethoipe as well. There 
are those here who oppose el- 
ements, or all of the major pro- 
gram initiatives, but who do 
not offer their own vision of 
what OU must do to be able to 
better compete in the face of 
such competitive threats such 
as the Governor's "Hope" Pro- 
gram, and other academic 

It is not enough to rest 
on the successes of our past — 
they have only gotten us to 
where we are, and will not get 
us to the future. Our future 
must build on our past, and 
move beyond it ! We must seek 
to remain, as former President 
Weltner stated, "a small but su- 
perlatively good" University, 
that seeks to develop in stu- 
dents, "the twin abilities of 
making a life and making a 

I am currently involved 
in helping to bring the Urban 
Leadership Program on-line, 
and am writing tliis commen- 
tary, in part, as a response to 
the opposition this program 
seems to be engendering 
among some of the faculty, and 
for the fact that opposition to 
this program seems to mirror 
opposition to the strategic plan 
(it is the facuhy which is most 
responsible for implementing 
the program elements of the 
strategic plan). For example, 
it is argued that the program 
panders to students and par- 
ents, and has been offered up 
as part of a "fad" to attract re- 
sources, that it is somehow, 
"vocational," and that it is not 
appropriate, given 

Oglethorpe's mission as a Lib- 
eral Arts institution (this accu- 
sation is generalized to the 
whole strategic plan by some). 

In fact, Oglethorpe's 
program in Urban Leadership 
is one of the most academi- 
cally focused programs of its 
kind in the nation, and is cen- 
tered squarely on a rigorous 

academic foundation. Leader- 
ship has been a focus of study 
that can be traced back to the 
Greeks, and it is a truly inter- 
disciplinary concept. The 
study of leadership is central 
to our being able to answer to 
our current university mission, 
as reflected in the OU 
Bulletin's statement of tradi- 
tion, purpose and goals. 

Oglethorpe's tradition 
includes emphasis on, "a 
broad education for intelligent 
leadership," "close relation- 
ships between students and 
teachers," a stress on, "the ba- 
sic academic competencies — 
reading, writing, speaking, and 
reasoning, and the fundamen- 
tal fields of knowledge," and 
recognition of the fact that, "a 
college education is far more 
than a collection of academic 
courses. It is a process of de- 
velopment in which campus 
leadership opportunities, resi- 
dential life, athletics.. .and con- 
tact with students from other 
culture;, in addition to class- 
room exercises, all play impor- 
tant roles (pp.8-9)." One of 
our primary purposes, accord- 
ing to the Bulletin, is for 
Oglethorpe to, "emphasize the 
preparation of the humane 
generalist — the kind of leader 
needed by a complex and 
changing society (p.9)." 

It seems odd tome, if one 
of our central goals as a uni- 
versity is to prepare students 
for responsible leadership, that 
studying the concepts and 
practice of leadership is con- 
sidered not to be in line with 
that goal — it is precisely fo- 
cused on the goal! Indeed, the 
entire thrust of the programs 
development aspect of the stra- 
tegic plan is to strengthen our 
commitment to better prepar- 
ing all students for a rapidly 
changing and complex world. 

Now, opposition to de- 
tails of the plan, including the 
Urban Leadership Program 
are to be expected. With re- 
spect to implementation. Dr. 
Stanton has stated, in a letter 
to the Board of Trustees, that. 

"inevitably, if the document 
has any specificity, there will 
be objections to various as- 
pects. My assumption is that 
details will continue to be de- 
bated and improved in the fu- 
ture, as they have in the past, 
in an ongoing process of re- 
finement and development" 

What is important to 
note is that it is the details of 
the plan that are open to de- 
bate, not the major thrust or 
concepts. Also, the debate 
should be part of a process to 
improve the plan, not thwart it. 
It is time for those opposed to 
details of the plan to come 
forth and respond publicly, or 
at least openly in the commu- 
nity, to what they have in mind 
to improve our institution. 

The strategic planning 
process, and the plan, was not 
"business as usual" because 
the status quo will not move 
Oglethorpe into the future — it 
will not allow us to continue 
to attract the best students and 
faculty in the face of competi- 
tion — and it will certainly not 
allow us to grow our resource 
base, which is definitely 
needed if we are to continue 
along the path Dr. Patillo 
started us on in the late I970's. 

According to the shared 
vision stated in the plan, "we 
will continue to develop our 
strengths as a leading institu- 
tion of the arts and sciences, 
remaining faithful to the strong 
traditions of the institution. 
But we will seize the opportu- 
nity this strategic planning ini- 
tiative affords us to give an 
interpretation to these tradi- 
tions which will be useful in 
the twenty-first century (p.9)." 

I invite all students to 
engage in the effort to improve 
this university, and to stay at- 
tuned to the implementation 
process of the strategic plan. 
We must not be held back by 
a static conception of what our 
"Liberal Arts" university is — 
the concept must be dynamic 
if it is to be "liberating" in the 
twenty-first century. 

March 30, 1995 






Kelly Holland 


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classes. Preliminary Fresh 
Focus meetings will take place 
from 12:30 until 2:00. The 
annual Stomp the L^wn fes- 
tivities, sponsored by the 
Oglethorpe Student Associa- 
tion, will commence at 2:00. 
All Springfesters are encour- 
aged to enjoy the day's events, 
which will include the Battle 
of the Bands as well as perfor- 
mances by comedian Vic 
Henley and the band On Four. 
This is a three-man local band 
which will play a mix of their 
own original rock and roll 
songs and selected cover 
songs. Stomp the Lawn will 
also host other exciting activi- 
ties, such as the Velcro wall 
and sumo wrestling, experi- 
ences tliat definitely should not 
be missed. 

After a day of music and 
fun in the sun. visitors will be 
able to attend the Atlanta 
Braves' opening night (strike 
or no strike) or, if they prefer, 
can enjoy the Oglethorpe 
Playmakers production of 
Shadowbox beginning at 8:00 
in Lupton Auditorium. Later 
that evening, the winning fra- 
ternity of Greek Week will 
host a celebration party which 
rising freshmen are welcome 
to attend. 

An Activities Fair is 
scheduled for Saturday, April 
9. This fair will be host to sev- 
eral different campus organi- 
zations who will be present to 
answer questions and give out 
information regarding their 
respective groups. From 
10:15 until 11:30 

Springfesters will be able to 

experience the variety of stu- 
dent clubs and organizations 
that are available to 
Oglethorpe students. For those 
who are decided on 
Oglethorpe, the Registrar's 
Office will be holding pre-reg- 
istration, the quickest and easi- 
est way for rising freshmen to 
confirm class schedules for 
next semester. At noon, 
Springfest will officially be 
ended, and buses will leave to 
take guests back to their 

During their overnight 
stay, Springfesters will be as- 
signed to residence hall rooms 
with volunteer host students. 
Anyone who is interested in 
housing a Springfester should 
contact Linda Bartell, in the 
Admissions Office, at 364-- 


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mediate supervisors could 

The visits ranged from 
three hours to all-day. Mr. 
Marty Steiner, who teaches an 
aviation history course in the 
non-degree program at 
Oglethorpe, arranged the day 
trip to Warner Robins, and also 
the visit to the Delta Jet Base, 
where students were able to see 
how Delta Air Lines runs one 
of the world's premiere engine 
re-building and jet painting 
facilities, in addition, the stu- 

dents and Dr. Schulz toured 
through a Boeing 727 under 
repair, it was reported that Mr. 
Ali Muzzammil would not ac- 
cede the Captain's seat to Dr. 
Schulz, and that Ali asked, 
over the live PA, that everyone 
take their seats and fasten their 
seatbelts, as he did not know 
how to fly. 

In all everyone seemed 
to have a lot of fun, and 
learned something in the pro- 
cess. Meredith Kemp, a senior, 
commented that, "Atlanta Ex- 
ploration week was one of the 

best learning experiences 1 
have had since I've been at 
Oglethorpe. I am the first to 
praise the benefits of 'book 
learning,' but Quality and 
Leadership take on entirely 
different meanings when you 
see business people in the 'real 
world' trying to live out what 
they know." 

Dr. Schulz will be lead- 
ing his TQM seminar in the 
Fall and will lead another Ex- 
plorations TQM Seminar next 
January - contact him in 
Lupton 3 1 0, extension 351. 


By Brian McNulty 
Security Officer 

- Saturday, 2/25/95, 
a Schmidt resident's Toyota 
Corolla was broken into, 
while paiked in the upper lot 
The driver side window was 
smashed ia Nothing was re- 
ported missing from the car, 
and a Dekalb County Police 
Department officer filed a re- 

- Monday, 2/27/95, a 
student heading out of the 
Hearst lot ran into another stu- 
dent entering the lot. The stu- 
dent exiting the lot was dis- 
tracted by a pedestrian and did 
not see the car entering the lot 
Damage to the cars was minor, 
and a report was filed with the 

- Wednesday, 3/1/95, a 
Traer resident discovered that 
her car, parked in the Traer lot, 
was broken into. All the doors 
were unlocked, the radio 
knobs were tampered with. 

and a car phone was missing. 
She also discovered a strange 
key left in the ignition, that 
neither started the car or un- 
locked the doors. No dam- 
age was reported to the car, 
and report was filed with the 

- Sunday, 3/5/95, an 
Alumni resident discovered 
that his room had been ran- 
sacked. The perpetrator en- 
tered through an unlocked 
door or window. Clothes had 
been tossed around, but noth- 
ing was reported stolen. 

Page 4 


March 30, 1995 

Princeton Review provides internship insight 

By Heather Carlen 
Features Editor 

A 1993 Roper poll 

showed that 6 out of 10 col- 
lege seniors had misgivings 
about their job prospects once 
out of school. However, all 
prospects are not grim; the 
New York Times reported that 
"half of employers say they 
plan to increase their intern- 
ship programs ... [Union Car- 
bide] attaches so much impor- 
tance to the effort that it is iden- 
tifying potential interns as 
early as freshman year for in- 
ternships more than two years 
inthefuture." Andgoodnews 
about internships: companies 
are hiring their former interns 
in droves. 

These facts - and com- 

mon sense - tell a student that 
the best way to get a job after 
graduation is to have some 
concrete work experience in 
his or her field, especially fiom 
a school-approved internship. 
Although advertisements and 
word-of-mouth brings us in 
contact with many potential 
internships, how do we deter- 
mine what is right for us? 
Who gives us an idea of what 
we're getting into before we 
sign on? 

Mark Oldman and 
Samer Hamadeh have at- 
tempted to solve this problem 
with their book The Princeton 
Review - Student Access 
Guide to America's Top 100 
Internships. Using countless 
surveys and interviews of past 
interns and visits to businesses 


and organizations offering in- 
ternships, Oldman and 
Hamadeh have compiled a list 
of the 100 businesses and or- 
ganizations offering the best 
internships in the nation. 
However, the title is somewhat 
misleading; although 100 
businesses and organizations 
are included, they collectively 
offer 13,000 intership posi- 
tions. The internships covered 
in the book range include a 
variety of fields; advertising, 
business, sports, and journal- 
ism, to name a few. 

Each entry details many 
need-to-know aspects of in- 
ternships. Oldman and 
Hamadeh profile the particu- 
lar business or organization as 
well as providing information 
on selectivity, compensation. 

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quality of life, location, and 
application requirements. In 
addition, they include a "busy- 
work meter" next to each en- 
try that explains, simply, how 
menial the internship really is. 
The busywork meter and pro- 
files occasionally demonstrate 
that although an internship, on 
paper, may look incredible, in 
reality it may mean shuffling 
papers for no compensation. 
As the back cover trumpets, 
"You'll learn things no career 
center or internship directory 
would dare tell you." Useful 
indexes allow a student to lo- 
cate internships by location, 
field, outstanding features, 
perks, application require- 
ments, and deadline dates. 

Internships available in 
Georgia include, for those who 
want to stay close to 
Oglethorpe, the American 
Heart Association, the Carter 
Center, Hallmark Cards, and 
Procter & Gamble, to name 
only a few. For those who 
want to travel, opportunities in 
49 states and the District of 
Columbia are listed. 

Even though your ideal 

internship's deadline may have 
passed for this year, do not give 
up hope. Oldman and 
Hamadeh advise students that 
organizations of every kind 
consider applications year- 
round. And, in addition, your 
ideal internship may have 
equivalents in other organiza- 
tions that fit your schedule. 

CNN's Michele Ross 
\auds America 's Top 100 In- 
ternships as a "wonderful 
book ... it has an insider, al- 
most gossipy look at what re- 
ally goes on in a company." 
Even our peers from Boston 
College's newspaper agree. 
"Oldman and Hamadeh are 
extremely informative and 
tlieir book is extremely help- 
ful for the average student 
searching for the above-aver- 
age internship." 

The Princeton Review - 
Student Access Guide to 
America 's Top 100 Intern- 
ships, published by Random 
House, retails for $17, and is 
available in many places, in- 
cluding the Oglethorpe Book- 
store. For more information , 
call 1-800-995-5585. 

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March 30, 1995 



Victoria Williams enthralls Variety Playhouse 

By Heather Carlen and 
Helen Quinones 

Two and a half years 

ago, the numbness and tlie dif- 
ficuhy playing chords while 
opening for Neil Young led 
Louisiana native Victoria Wil- 
liams to seek medical atten- 
tion. The diagnosis: multiple 
sclerosis. As Williams' medi- 
cal bills escalated, her musical 
peers gathered togetlier and 
recorded Sveet Relief: A Ben- 
efit for Victoria Williams, 
which featured artists ranging 
from Pearl Jam and Soul Asy- 
lum to Matthew Sweet and the 

"It was the greatest gift," 
she says. "Hearing those art- 
ists sing my songs sounded re- 
ally wonderful - and maybe 
tliat gave me a new-found con- 
fidence towards doing anotlier 

Today, Williams has re- 
leased her first new album in 
four years. Loose. Tlie incred- 
ible songwriting talent that 
garnered the admiration of her 
peers once again exliibits itself 
with childlike innocence and 
savvy observations. Her wa- 
vering soprano, self-described 
as "high and wobbly," accents 
the songs of Loose, which 
range from rock to vaudeville, 
from country to folk. 

Her quirky, warbling 
voice and blissfully unpredict- 
able lyrics are, as Vogue 
Magazine puts it. an acquired 
taste. "The essential truth 
about acquired tastes like Wil- 
liams is that they are seldom 
acquired," writes George 
Kalogerakis, who compares 
her work to Neil Young in his 
middle period. . 

Williams' lyrics tend to 
be extremely personal; 
"Happy to Have Known 
Pappy," for example, cel- 
ebrates the life of a dear friend. 
At Pappy's wake, "Eric 
Burdon sang 'House of the 
Rising Sun' ... So at the end 
of my song, I had the drum- 
mer play 'House of the Rising 
Sun' on the saw. It's all a trib- 
ute to Pappy - he will always 
be missed," says Williams. 

Williams and husband 

Mark Olson, of the Jayhawks, 
collaborated on the duet 
"When We Sing Together," 
written "one precious after- 
noon last year when he held the 
guitar and sat on my bed," 
Williams muses. Herrangeof 
subjects is broad, covering late 
bloomers to shoes and religion. 
Anything, it seems, is fair 

game for Victoria Williams. 

Included on Loose is a 
cover of Louis Armstrong's 
classic "What a Wonderful 
World," a song made all the 
more poignant by the under- 
standing of Williams' recent 
setbacks and successes. 
"Crazy Mary," covered by 
Pearl Jam on Sweet Relief , can 

be classified with the best of 
Southern rock. 

Unfortunately for those 
Oglethorpe students visiting 
far-ofi" places during Spring 
Break, Victoria Williams 
played the Variety Playhouse 
on Tuesday, March 21. For 
those able to attend the show, 
the break was punctuated by a 
visit to all of the places Will- 
iams describes in her songs. 
This may be better than any 
Caribbean cruise or languor- 
ous walk on a Florida beach. 

This refreshingly un- 
usual show in the relaxed Va- 
riety Playhouse was the third 
performance of Victoria's tour. 
She was accompanied with pi- 
ano, standing bass, the Will- 
iams brotliers guitarists, and a 
mandolin player she intro- 
duced as being "on every- 
thing." The Williams broth- 
ers opened up and also played 
with Victoria during her set. 
The brothers follow the style 
of Billy Pilgrim, but with bet- 
ter voices and a harmonica to 
boot. The pair are playing the 
Everly Brothers in an upcom- 
ing movie, and played a few 
of their songs. They now have 
songs by Matthew Sweet, and 

"God bless him, he sent us 
some songs." They are an act 
to watch for. 

She played for the first 
time this tour in fi'ont of her 
family, with her parents and 
grandparents in the audience. 
She broke into a version of 
"Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" in 
honor of her aunt, with her 
quirky unpredictable voice. 
She even tried to rouse her dog 
from sleep to introduce her to 
the crowd, but touring seems 
to have taken its toll on her al- 
ready. Her owner, however, 
was fresh throughout the show. 

The most memorable 
moment of the evening was her 
encore, in which she sang with 
piano accompaniment only, a 
moving version of "What a 
Wonderful World." It fol- 
lowed song after storytelling 
song. She calls herself a 
singer-songwriter. She sounds 
more like a singer-songwriter- 
storyteller. Above all, she's 
uplifting, which makes her 
well worth seeing. She hides 
her face in her hands after 
stumbling over piano chords, 
and again after stumbling over 
electrical cords. These and 
other things, only Victoria and 
her moving charm could get 

Victoria Williams defies multiple sclerosis with a new album 

and a nevi^ tour. Photo courtesy of Atlantic Records they would like to tell him away with. 

Alumna fondly remembers life at OU 

By Kate Schindler 
News Editor 

Former Oglethorpe 

student, Diane Lyon Gray, 
graduated from the university 
in August of 1977. Having 
completed a double major in 
Business Administration and 
Economics, with a minor in 
Math, Gray obtained a job 
working for Coca-Cola. Cur- 
rently, she holds the position 
of Manager of Educational 
Programs within the company. 

Looking back on the 
academic envionment of 
Oglethorpe. Gray recalls en- 
joying tlie small classroom set- 
tings. She believes that these 
surroundings enhanced her 

"The interaction be- 
tween students and their pro- 
fessor was excellent," says 

Gray. "Classes worked to- 
gether as a team." 

Gray has remained an 
active part of tlie Oglethorpe 
community by dedicating her 
time and energy to the alumni 
board as an oSlcer. Since her 
graduation, she has seen many 
changes on the Oglethorpe 
campus. Physically, the uni- 
versity has constructed new 
dorms, on campus greek hous- 
ing, as well as the Philip 
Weltner Library. Due to cam- 
pus projects such as greek 
housing. Gray feels an added 
sense of community within the 

"The objectives which 
have been developed to en- 
hance student life, have helped 
to improve tlie reputation of 
the university," says Gray. 

Sometimes, however, 
tliese administrative objectives 

do not coincide with the ob- 
jectives of the students. Ac- 
cording to Gray, the practice 
of stripping off all of your 
clothes, or streaking, became 
a familiar occurance at 
Oglethorpe during the seven- 
ties. She recalls one incident 
where a male student decided 
to streak in the cafeteria. As 
the student ran through the 
dining hall, he found that his 
escapade had been inaccu- 
rately planned. As he at- 
tempted to flee the cafteria 
through Uie back doors, he dis- 
covered that the doors had 
been locked. As a result, the 
student was forced to walk 
sheepishly to the front of the 
cafeteria and out the entrance. 
Gray also shares a spe- 
cial bond with Oglethorpe be- 
cause of an unfortunate inci- 
dent which occured only two 

weeks after she first became 
apart of the university. Her 
mother had died, and suddenly 
Gray found herself in a diffi- 
cult situation. She knew that 
with her mother's death would 
come new responsibilites 
within the family. As a result, 
the completion of her college 
career would become more 
difficult. Dr. Malcolm 
Amerson, who had been work- 
ing as the Academic Dean at 
the university, helped Gray to 
continue her education. 
Amerson and others were un- 
derstanding of her dilemma. 
They were able to give her the 
time she needed to cope with 
the situation and return to her 

"No other school would 
have been willing to allow me 
to take the time off," says 



March 30. 1995 

National Student News Service, 1994 


B^ Ian Hack Maisel 

National Student New; Service. 1994 

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March 30, 1995 



stormy Petrel says thanks, announces prizes 

By Heather Carlen 
The Stormy Petrel 

For those writers who 

have stuck with The Stormy 
Petrel through thick and thin, 
the Petrel would like to extend 
its sincere thanks. For those 
of you who read regularly, 
take a look at the staff box in 
this and past issues and think 
about the countless hours that 
go into putting out a publica- 

Several names stand out 
when detailing those who have 
gone above and beyond the 
call of duty. 

To Helen Quinones, our 
former Production Manager, 
we would like to offer our 
heartfeh thanks for a job well 


done last semester. Even 
though the rest of the staff may 
not have produced for you, 
you gave up sleep many nights 
to put together some form of 
newspaper We want every- 
one to know you cared. 

To Kelly Holland, our 
brand-spanking-new editor-in- 
chief, tliank you for taking on 
a huge responsibility and 
whipping us back into line! 

To Daryl Brooks, our 
most prolific sportswriter: for 
the hundred times you have re- 
written something that's out of 
date, we owe you big. 

To Dr. Michael 
McClure, our advisor: we 
knew you weren't coming just 
for the pizza! 

To Linda Bucki, our si- 
lent but wonderful business 

advisor: thanks for the com- 

To Dr. Bill Schulz: 
thank you for reminding us 
that we need to keep the de- 
bate in the open. 

Others who have gone 
out of their way to help us out: 
the entire Community Life 
Office, particularly Dean 
Moore and Marshall Nason; 
Melissa Sviteck of Public Re- 
lations; and Amy Zickus of 
Alumni Relations. Those not 
mentioned here: we're on dead- 
line, and my mind is shot. 

On a more serious note, 
to encourage active participa- 
tion from the Oglethorpe stu- 
dent body, tlie Petrel offers two 
awards for outstanding writing 
during tlie 1994-1995 school 
year. One award will go to the 

best hard news story; the other 
will go to the best feature story. 
The writer(s) of the two ar- 
ticles will be recognized dur- 
ing Oglethorpe's Awards Night 
and given $50 for their efforts 
and talent. 

For those of you who 
have not written an article for 
the Petrel in the 1994-1995 
school year, it is not too late! 
Our next deadline will be 
Monday, April 3. For details, 
call the office at 364-8425, or 
attend our weekly meetings, 
Tuesdays at 5 p.m. 

Additionally, for those 
would-be writers having 
trouble thinking of possible 
topics, contact any of the help- 
ful editors listed in the staffbox 
on page 3. Something worthy 
of journalistic attention is al- 

ways going on and the Petrel 
could always use extra help. 
Photographers also are wel- 
come and we hope to extend 
the contest to include photo- 
graphs next year. 

The Stormy Petrel looks 
forward to next semester, plan- 
ning to attend conferences with 
other school publications. For 
those of you who are strapped 
for time, consider putting the 
Petrel into your schedule next 

The only way to change 
your world is to act upon it. 
Sometimes the best way to act 
is to draw attention to yourself 
The Stormy Petrel is the open 
forum for the opinions of the 
Oglethorpe student body, but 
only if the student body has the 
nerve to express them. 

By John Knight 
Kappa Alpha 

"You should have 

seen the colors, man." That's 
what they'll say when you ask 
tliem about the Peace Party we 
held on Saturday, March 1 1 . 
However pretentious and trite 
that statement may seem, it 
should not block the fact that 
the party was one hell of a 
party. - 

What else has been go- 
ing on? The weekend before 
Peace Party, in honor of Rob- 
ert E. Lee, we held Convivium. 
Many thanks to Dr. Bruce 
Heatherington for the speech 
he made. 

The basketball tourna- 
ment is about to begin as I 
write tliis. KA should be com- 
petitive. Antithesis (the B 
team) should score a few 
points here and there. Hell, if 
you need a few laughs, come 
watch us. 

We continue in our 
preparation for two major 
events. Province Council and 
Greek Week. Our brothers 
have been both substancefree 
and celibate for three weeks in 
our training for the field events 
and we have hired Bono to 
provide individual singing les- 
sons to each and every brother 
We are considering giving up 
red meat. 

OSA plans fun, gives prizes 


By Kelly Holland 

The Oglethorpe Stu- 
dent Association has been 
busy planning activities for the 
last stretch of tlie semester. 
Stomp tlie Lawn will hopefully 
be a huge success, as we have 
invited comedian Vic Henley, 
a favorite of the 1992 Stomp 
the Lawn, to return for an en- 
core perfonnance. 

The local band On Four 
will be performing original 
rock and roll influenced by the 
likes of The Beatles, Squeeze, 
R.E.M., and Crowded House, 
as well as cover songs includ- 
ing Tom Petty, Creedence 

Clearwater Revival, Jimi 
Hendrix, and U2. 99X DJ 
Steve Craig says that the band 
is "the hardest working band 
in Atlanta. ..On Four is pol- 
ished, exciting and their origi- 
nal material is great!" Craig 
states that "they are fast be- 
coming one of the most 
sought-after bands in Atlanta." 
It should be a great 
show... please come out and 
enjoy the festivities. 

In other news, Junior 
class representatives have been 
working to organize the Senior 
party, while the Sophomore 
representatives are holding 
elections for an outstanding 


senior who will receive the 
Charles M. MacConnell 

The Freshman class 
President and Senators spon- 
sored a school-wide raflle to 
benefit Grady Memorial Hos- 
pital. Winners include Jason 
Blackmon, Will Johnson, 
Maxine Atkinson, E-Chia 
Huang, Kristiana Peterson, 
Rhonda Walls, Angela 
Zabella, Sarah Phillips, Jenny 
Jedrychowski, Gina Carellas, 
Chris Paragone, Paula 
Bairera, and ViceyWilkinson. 
These students received vari- 
ous prizes from local restau- 
rants and retail stores. Con- 
gratulations and enjoy! 

Christopher Wintrow 
Sigma Alpha Epsilon 

Welcome back every- 
one. Hopefully all enjoyed a 
safe and exhilarating Spring 
Break. At the very least, I sin- 
cerely hope it was more excit- 
ing than mine. 

The Paddy Murphy fes- 
tivities were a huge success, 
from the Miss Paddy Murphy 
Pageant, won by the stun- 
ningly beautiful and always 
charming Emily Gurly to the 
concluding party on March 
10. In between, the wily and 

intoxicated Dr. Amerson, 
aided by his two hooligans, 
Jeff White and Michael 
Billingsley, gunned down the 
hapless Paddy Murphy, por- 
trayed by the perpetually 
suave Adam Corder. If you 
missed out this year, too bad. 
But there's always next year 

We held our formal 
March 1 1 at the Buckhead 
Towne Club. Despite a shuttle 
which took its sweet time driv- 
ing between there and campus, 
everyone enjoyed themselves. 
A standing ovation to Mr. 

Andy Noble, who somehow 
found both the time and energy 
to simultaneously orchestrate 
both Paddy Murphy and For- 
mal while retaining a small 
portion of his sanity. 

Greek Week is almost 
here. Good luck to everyone 
and may the best fraternity 

Remember: Hiccups 
can be as contagious as the 
common cold, and a van filled 
with inebriated individuals 
speaking in bad Irish or En- 
glish accents is just a bloody 

By Stacy Rasmussen 
Chi Omega 

Welcome back from 

Chi Omega! We hope every- 
one had a great Spring Break 
and is returning with a nice 
healthy sunburn. Chi Omega 
will be busy this first week 
back at school gearing up for 
our Centennial Celebration 
Saturday, April 1. Friday, 
March 3 1 , several of our sis- 
ters will participate in "Talk 
Back Live," an interactive talk 
show on CNN. Tune in at 
3:30 and watch. It should be 

quite an exciting affair. 

Well. Greek Week is ap- 
proaching and Chi Omega and 
Sigma Sigma Sigma will fi- 
nally have a chance to engage 
in some healthy competition. 
We especially look forward to 
the sorority hosted events we 
will take part in rather than the 
Beer Chug! The week should 
be full of laughter. We are still 
trying to figure out who will 
compete in some of the events 
but there is no doubt that it will 
be a great week. Maybe next 
year we can compete with the 



March 30, 1995 

All Dunn: Letters and even more nonsense 

By Dunn Neugebauer 
Non-Accomplished Nerd 

I've received a few 

comments and letters recently 
and I wanted to take this time 
to answer them, of course, this 
doesn't mean I'm going to 
change anything, I just wanted 
you to know that I can actu- 
ally read. 

From a tennis player: 
Nice coach. 

Please don't make us 
run in the gym today. It's re- 
ally yellow in there and I get 
dizzy running 30 laps. Is there 
any way I can run half in there 
and the other half running 
back to my dorm? 

From Jeff Bates: 

I'm in the hospital. Prob- 
ably won't be able to play for 
three more weeks, probably 
not until after spring break. 
They're running tests on my 
liver and my spleen. I'm sore. 
I have mono. I 'm breaking out 
all over I have a.fever. By the 
way, if you're ordering shoes, 
I wear size U. 

From Kevin: 

How come the only 
people you ever write about 
are the jocks. The only non- 
athlete you ever put in there is 

From a friend. 

You 're a nerd and a geek 
and your basketball shot is 
funny looking. May you al- 
ways lose to Co?ch Berkshire 


Editor's reply: The truth 
hurts. On the other hand; this 
fi-om a guy that only hit . 1 50 
in Little League. 

From Sam Hutcheson's 

Believe it or not, Sam 
and 1 are getting married on 
December 9. - I've accepted 
the fact that he'll never gradu- 
ate, I love the fact that he's 
found great work at Chili 's and 
I don't mind that he comes 
home smelling like a 
quesadilla. I love him! 

Editor's reply: Jesus 

From an ex-baseball fan: 

Gel that game out of 
your head. The game was bor- 
ing as it was. Now greed has 
taken over Soon, the replace- 
ment players will be as old as 
you and Pancho Villa will be 
pitching with a taco in his back 

Editor's reply: Where in 
the world did that come from? 

A note from me to Su- 
san Poston, passed in class: 

I heard you scored 4 
points in an intramural basket- 
ball game. All I can say is, My 
God man! What kind of de- 
fense were they playing? I 
didn't know they used the pre- 
vent defense in basketball? 
Susan's reply: 
Bad coachie! 

A letter from a friend 
that just joined the army: 

Don't know if I made the 
right decision or not, but I do 
know I won't have to make 
another one for four more 

Different friend: 

My hair is getting really 
out of control. Pretty soonl'm 
either going to have to cut it 
or comb it one. 

A golfer, after being kid- 

ded for shooting a 1 09 on 18 

Good thing we were 
playing best ball or I'd have 
really been in trouble! 

Chris Schram, talking to 
intramural director Terry 
Gorsuch the day before they 
were supposed to play the un- 
defeated team: 

What do we have to do 

to make it where this is just an 
exhibition game? 

A college man, after get- 
ting his night out interrupted 
by a friend coming over to 
watch a movie: 

Thank God! You just 
saved me $20 and a hangover! 

Till next time, 

Dunn, James Dunn 

Track and field looks to future 

By Gene Asher 

Special to The Stormy Petrel 

Whenever coach Bob 

Unger's track team assembles, 
it is like a meeting of the 
United Nations. Aside from 
the Americans on his squad, he 
has athletes from Istanbul, 
Turkey, Russia, Tibet, Ja- 
maica and Ghana. 

Captain of the women's 
team is the versatile and tal- 
ented Katie Farrell from 
Lawrenceburg, Indiana. She 
does it all - the 800 meters, 
1,500 meters, 3,000 meters 
and 10,000 meters. She also 
runs on the 4 X 4 relay team 
and throws the shot. 

Tinnie Waterston, a 
sophomore out of Dallas, 
Texas, is another multi-pur- 
pose performer She does the 
longjump and triple jump and 
runs the 200 and 300 meters. 
As a freshman, she was se- 
lected to the All-SCAC team. 

The most promising 
freshman is Yvette Nemeth, a 

hurdler out of Birmingham, 
Alabama. In her senior high 
school year, she was fourth in 
the state. 

On the men 's team, there 
is an All-SCAC selectee in 
captain Alan Tudors, second in 
the SCAC steeple chase last 

meters and mile relay. 

Bolstering the squad are 
Erem Bilgim of Turkey, 
Eleonore Pinerik of Minsk, 
Russia. John Michelle of Ti- 
bet, Donnette Miller of Ja- 
maica and Lidia Nyako of 

Alan Tudors stares victory In 

year as a sophomore. He runs 
the 400 meters, 5K and lOK. 
Mark Hannah, a junior 
out of Tavemiere, Florida, 
throws the discus and shot and 
Jayme Sellards, a junior out of 
Marietta, runs the 1 00 and 200 

the face. 

Photo courtesy of Gene Aslier 

Out of a seven-team 
field, both the men and women 
finished second in the 
Oglethorpe Fan Pleaser meet. 
Although not title contenders, 
championship contention may 
be only a year away. 

Men's basketball advances to NCAA tournament 

By Gene Asher 

Special to The Stormy Petrel 

Coach Jack 

Berkshire's men's basketball 
team finished the season with 
a respectable 1 8-8 record, tied 
for second place in the south- 
em Collegiate Athletic Confer- 
ence race, won a berth in the 
NCAA Division III regionals 
for the second successive year 
and placed one player on the 
All-SCAC team and another 
on the honorable mention list. 
Early in the seaon, se- 
nior Andy Schutt joined the 
exclusive 1,000-point club at 
Oglethorpe and senior Cornell 

Longino smashed the all-time 
career assist mark. 

Schutt. who finished his 
career with a brilliant 24-point 
effort against Greensboro 
(N.C.) College, was named to 
the All-SCAC second team 
while senior Clay Davis, 
whose dominant board play 
helped put the Petrels in the 
tournament, was named to the 
All-SCAC honorable mention 

The Petrels won the Sa- 
vannah College of Art and 
Design Classic, beating 
Greensboro College, the team 
they lost to in the first round 
of the regionals, and routing 

Stillman College for the title. 

The highlight of the sea- 
son was back-to-back victories 
over Rhodes and Hendrix 
which clinched a tournament 

There was impressive 
team balance with Schutt, 
Ryan Vickers, Longino, and 
Bryon Letoumeau all hitting 
in double figures and Jack 
Stephens a constant threat 
from the three-point line. 

Although Schutt, Davis, 
Longino and Stephens will be 
gone next year, all is not bleak. 
Returning are Letoumeau and 
Vickers, both seasoned play- 
ers, and a promising group of 

reserves - Ryan Strong, Travis 
Waggoner.Keilh McCullou^ 
Matt Flinn and Michael Mas. 

Although coach Brenda 
Hillman's lady Petrels finished 
with an 8-16 mark, they shat- 
tered the individual record 
books. Shelly Anderson be- 
came the all-time assist leader 
with 168, ranking fifth in the 
entire U.S, Allison McDonald 
set a new season standard with 
35 blocks and Becky Ellis set 
a single game scoring mark 
with 28 points. 

The future is indeed 
briglit for the ladies. Although 
Anderson. Gina Carellas, Kim 
Jackson, Kirsten Hanzsek and 

Shelley Robinson will be gone 
next year, returning will be 
Ellis, McDonald, Eleanor 
Fuhon and Jennifer Johnson. 

Ellis led all scorers with 
a 1 3-point average. She is a 
sophomore out of Morrow 
High School. 

McDonald averaged 
eight points per game and led 
the team in rebounds while 
Fulton was the team's second 
best scorer with a 12-point 
average. McDonald is only a 
freshman and will return for 
three more seasons . She is 
from Jonesboro. Fulton, also 
from Jonesboro, has one more 

""' Stomixf Petrel 

Volume 70, Issue 9 Abowe and Beyond Oglethorpe University 

April 14, 1995 


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Abner Black 

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News: 2 

Editorials: 3-4 

Features: 4 

Comics: 6 

Greeks: 7 

Sports: 8 


Security: 2 
Grapevine: 2 
Open Line: 3 

Comics: 6 

Faculty wrestles with Core issues 

Faculty, student workloads also expected to change 

By Dave Leach 

On Friday, March 31, 

Oglethorpe faculty met to dis- 
cuss issues concerning class 
scheduling and tlie core cur- 
riculum. The chairs of tlie 
Strategic Initiative Commit- 
tees on Faculty and Student 
Loads, Dr. Alan Woolfolk, and 
tlie Core, Dr. Victoria Weiss, 
gave reports on the work their 
group. Discussion on these 
issues was so active that the 
meeting hadto be cut shortand 
reconvened at a later date. 

Dr. Woolfolk 's commit- 
tee has been studying prob- 
lems concerning workloads of 
both the professors and the stu- 
dents, and has proposed a 
number of changes in order to 
lighten and focus the curricu- 
lum of each semester. The 
committee consists of repre- 
sentatives from each division, 
including Dr. Philip Neujalir, 
Dr John Omie, Dr. Monte 
Wolf, Dr. William Shropshire, 
Dr. Vienna Volaiite, and rep- 
resenting the administration 
and staff, Pamela Beaird. 

Tlie preliminary report 
presented at tlie meeting sug- 
gests a number of changes to 
tlie campus. Most important 
among the changes include 
adding at least three new fac- 
ulty positions in tlie sciences. 
This addition of professors 
was crucial to the plan's suc- 
cess according to Dr. Ron 
Carlisle, who led much of the 
discussion on tlie issue. 

Other changes involve 
lengthening MondayA\'ednes- 
day/Friday classes to a full 
hour, rather than 50 minutes, 
and extending Tuesday/ThuR- 
day classes fifteen minutes 
eacli, bringing tliem to an hour 
and a half Changes proposed 
to adjust students' workloads 
include limiting the number of 
classes a student take to four 

each semester, and restructur- 
ing the credit system such that 
classes taken earn unit credits 
rather than hours, one course 
unit being equal to a current 3 
hour credit course. Subse- 
quently the graduation re- 

while anotlier suggested that 
classes be scheduled purpose- 
tiilly to interfere with outside 
work. Many present brought 
to the attention of the commit- 
tee the fact that some student 
need jobs in order to cover tu- 

Stomp the lawn, sumo style 

students enjoy a carefree and enjoyable day of music, 
food, comedy, wonderful weather, and sumo wrestling at 
Oglethorpe's annual Stomp the Lawn concert on the 
Academic Quad. Photo by Linda Davis 

quirement would be reduced 
from the 40 units which would 
currently be required down to 
33 1/3 (The 1/3 unit coming 
from Fresh Focus). According 
to the committee's report, this 
would allow "more depth and 
less breadth" in the curricu- 

One suggestion of the 
committee was tliat students be 
discouraged from working 
more than fifteen hours per 
week in outside employment. 
Tliis touched off a heated dis- 
cussion among those present. 
One faculty member implied 
that many students work long 
hours "in order to drive nice 
cars and have nice stereos," 

ition, and scheduling classes 
on order to interfere could 
jeopardize many students with 

Differences to the fac-' 
ulty workload involve most 
importantly reducing the re- 
quired number of classes 
taught from four to three per 
semester. In addition, more 
faculty will be added over the 
next few years, not only in the 
sciences but across the board, 
secondly concentrating on tlie 
business and computer science 
divisions. Similarly, the com- 
mittee feels the campus needs 
to lessen its reliance on adjunct 
faculty. Oglethorpe's current 
ratio is of students to teachers 

is 1 7 to 1 , the highest among 
our academic and financial 
peers, as well as those of 
schools in our athletic confer- 

Due to the length of the 
discussion over the Loads 
Committee's proposal, the 
Core Committee had only a 
short while to present its re- 
port. Most interesting is the 
restructuring of the core to be 
completely sequenced and to 
integrate more areas of study 
into the same classes. The 
committee's goals also empha- 
sized designing the core so that 
it could be taught by full-time 
faculty, and to exclude classes 
from the core which are sim- 
ply the first course of a certain 
major. Dr. Weiss expressed the 
committee's desire to see the 
core become less of a "liabil- 
Suggested classes in- 
clude a two semester sequence 
for freshmen called Human 
Nature and the Idea of the 
Self, a writing intensive course 
to be taught by English and 
Philosophy faculty. Secondly 
Human Nature and the Social 
Order would be taken sopho- 
more year, translated from the 
current classes into the new 
core, and be taught by profes- 
sors in Political Science, Soci- 
ology, and Economics. Most 
integrated would be the junior 
year sequence Human Nature 
and Institutions in the West, 
tauglit by faculty from all dis- 
ciplines. Great Ideas in Mod- 
ern Mathematics course was 
suggested to be adapted and 
taken at student's discretion. 
Also, a lab science would be- 
come a core requirement. 

Editor's Note: The 
Stormy Petrel welcomes Let- 
ters to the Editors from stu- 
dents with any questions or 
comments about the pro- 
posed Core Curriculum and 
the restructured student/fac- 
ulty loads. 

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April 14, 1995 


By Brian McNulty 

- On Friday, 3/10/95, 
a maintenance van pulling in 
to the Upper Quad was struck 
by a BB shot from one of the 
resident halls. Security was 
called, but it was not deter- 
mined who shot the van. 

- On Monday, 3/13/95, 
a white Ford Ranger rearended 
a blue Honda Civic, while 
passing over a speed bump in 
front of Lupton Hall. The 
driver of the Civic complained 
of neck, pain while the driver 
of Uie Ranger reported no in- 
juries. The Dekalb County 
police were called, and a report 
was filed. 

- On Tliur^day, 3/23/95, 
a security officer escorted sev- 
eral adolescents off the cam- 
pus, because they were skate- 
boarding and rollerblading 
around the back entrance of 
the Student Center. The 
youths then stood outside the 
back gate apparently waiting 
for the security officer to leave, 
so they could reenter the cam- 
pus. Tlie security officer then 
locked the back gate and the 
youths went away. 

- On Tliursday, 3^0/95, 
a Traer Hall resident backed 
into an illegally parked car in 
the Traer parking lot. Minor 
damage was caused to both 
cars. No charges were filed 
since both drivers were at fauh. 

-On Thursday, 3/30/95, 
a Traer resident reported tliat 
she smelled something burn- 
ing. A security officer investi- 
gated the area and found ashes 
in a garbage can, but no fire. 

- A helpful reminder 
from security: It is unlawful 
to park anywhere except in 
designated areas; this includes 
fire lanes. Any car caught 
parked in a fire lane or any 
other unacceptable location 
will immediately be ticketed 
by Oglethorpe Security and 
towed entirely at the owner's 
expense ... so park your car 

Milner gives job, interview advice 

By Kate Schindler 
News Editor 

On March 28, 

Oglethorpe University was 
given the privilege of hosting 
guest speaker Dana Milner 
Within his lecture. How to Get 
the Job You Really Want, 
Milner focused on the dos and 
donts of job interviewing. 

"The first tliirty seconds 
of an interview represent 50% 
of the entire interviewing pro- 
cess," says Milner These 
tliirty seconds generally con- 
sist of a smile, handshake, and 
a casual comment. The re- 
maining 50% of the interview 
consists of the typical question 
and answer fonnat. During 
this time you are given tlie op- 
portunity to not only give, but 
gather, information as well. 
Asking your own questions 
during the interview is impor- 
tant. By doing so you are able 
to convey not only your atten- 
tiveness, but, your interest. 
Tliree appropriate questions to 
ask: 1 . Why is tliis position 
open? 2. How will my perfor- 

mance be evaluated? 3. How 
is the department perceived 
througliout tlie company? 

When preparing for an 
interview one. must plan to 
dress professionally, and of 
course, bring their resume. 
These two factors are impor- 
tant when preparing for an in- 
terview, however, Milner sug- 
gests five steps, which in addi- 
tion to a suit and resume, may 
help you tlirough a successful 

The first of these steps 
are called the Critical Self- 
Assessment. Tlie idea behind 
this tecluiique involves being 
able to understand not only 
yourself, but, your skills, 
goals, and direction. Once you 
are able to uncover these 
things, you will be better able 
to understand and answer tlie 
questions of the interviewer 
The key is knowing what you 
have to offer and being able to 
explain tliese attributes well. 

The second step involves 
what is called Strategic Plan- 
ning. Milner suggests choos- 
ing tliree job choices. Once 

you have done this, create a 
plan which will lead you to 
these goals. Again, the key is 
to figure out where you are 
headed. Strategic Planning is 
one step which should be in 
constant use throughout your 
career As your life changes, 
so will your opinions and edu- 
cation. You should be con- 
stantly planning and working 
towards new goals. 

Tlie third step in prepar- 
ing for an interview involves 
research. You need to have 
understanding of what tlie job 
entails, as well as, an idea of 
the typical salary offered for 
the job you are interviewing 
for By completing research, 
you will never have to respond 
to an interviewer's question 
witli"l don' t know." 

Step four deals wiHi net- 
working. The idea behind net- 
working is to make yourself 
known amongst the profes- 
sionals within your field. One 
may network in two ways: 
within the corporation where 
one is currently employed, or, 
by joining a membership com- 

mittee involved with their job. 
By doing so, a person has an 
80% chance of successfully 
changing and finding a new 

The final step which will 
guide you through an inter- 
view surrounds Persuasive 
Communication Skills. Once 
you have completed the other 
four steps you are better able 
to sell yourself to the inter- 
viewer. The key here is to be 

Each step builds upon 
the other If you have fiilly 
completed each one, persuad- 
ing the interviewer that you are 
the right person for the job will 
not be difficult. Milner sug- 
gests spending more time de- 
veloping your interview skills 
tlian your resume. Granted, 
the resume is very important, 
however, a successful inter- 
view helps the interviewer to 
remember you. Upon review- 
ing all of the resumes the com- 
pany has received, you will 
stand out among the rest. Af- 
ter all, "No one ever hired a 
resume," says Milner 

Heard It through the Grapevine . . . 

News and events in and around Oglethorpe University 

The rates listed in the 

Living Within the Community' 
newsletter for Summer Hous- 
ing rates correct, but they are 
weekly rates. 

Tlie rates are $150 per 
week, double occupancy, and 
$185 per week, single occu- 
pancy. This includes a 15 
meal plan: breakfast, lunch, 
and dinner Monday througli 
Friday. Also included in the 
Suiiinier rates is the use of a 

Room Sign Up to live in 
the residence halls for tlie Fall 
Semester of 1995 will take 
place Tuesday, April 18 
througli Friday, April 21. In 
order to participate in the for- 
mal room sign up process, you 
must have paid your $100 
Room Reservations/Damage 
Deposit to tlie Business Office 

for the upcoming year Bring 
your receipt with you to Room 
Sign Up. 

All room assignment re- 
quirements will be based on 
seniority. A first cone, first 
serve basis will be used once 
priority is established. Once a 
decision has been made, no 
changes will be allowed until 
two weeks after the semester 
has started. 

For additional infonna- 
tion, please stop by the Hous- 
ing Office. 

Tlie Housing Office will 
provide forrent MicroFridges, 
refrigerator/ freezer/micro- 
wave oven units, for the cost 
of $ 1 50 for the academic year 
They can be reserved during 
Room Sign Up. Tlie cost will 
be billed to your account Ask 
Housing for more inlomiation. 

Students may sign up to 
live on campus during the 
1995 summer sessions on 
Tuesday, April 25 and 

Wednesday, April 26 between 
1:00 and 5:00 p.m. in the 
Housing Office. You may sign 
up later if necessary. 


The new Resident Assistants for 
the 1995-1996 school year are: 

Kelly Holland 

Traer, Second Floor 

Elizabeth Stockton 


Eddie Yates 


Miki Williamson 
Christie Willard 
Vince Zinnerman 

April 14, 1995 



Core revisions prove to be major changes 

By Chopper Johnson 

Wen, boys and girls, 
it looks like it is 
once again time to 
visit the wonderful world of 
the Strategic Plan. This time 
the subject is tlie Core, and 
how it could be changed to 
better satisfy tlie needs of the 
entire school.. 

Okay, for those of you 
wlx> don 't know were we stand 
now, (and who don't read the 
front page before turning to the 
comics), let me recap. Some 
members of the faculty, actu- 
ally a majority of the facuhy, 
believe tliat tlie core needs to 
be almost completely restruc- 
tured. Bytheway.whilewe're 
restructuring tlie core, let's go 
ahead and restructure the en- 
tire class load system. 

First of all. forget 
"hours." If tlie proposal of tlie 
Strategic Initiative Committee 
on Student and Faculty Load 
is accepted, all courses will be 
defined in terms of "units." 

One unit would be 180 min- 
utes of classroom instruction 
a week. (So remember, no 
more showing up late to class. 
You'll miss your unit.) Ontop 
of this, add seven hours of out- 
side work and you get "a cur- 
riculum rigorous enough to 
demand a minimum work load 
of ten hours per week." To 
make things just a little bit 
more confusing, notliing says 
that a course must be one unit. 
It could be 2/3 of a unit or half 
a unit or more tliat a unit. I 
hope everybody did well in 
fractions. Students would 
need33and 1/3 units to gradu- 
ate (the 1/3 being Fresh Fo- 
cus), 30 of which must be 
taken in normal, graded 
classes. In otlier words, tutor- 
ing. Fresh Focus mentoring, 
intemsliips. etc.. could account 
for no more than tliree units 
towards graduating. Still con- 
fident about those fractions? 
Second, forget working. 
As a normal course load would 
be 40 "rigorous" hours, "full 
time students would be very 

strongly discouraged from 
working more than 1 5 hours 
per week in outside employ- 
ment." See page one for the 
exact coiTiments. Basically, its 
going to be tlie Oglethorpe 
work study, and the waiting 
list, or waiting table on Friday 
and Saturday niglit and hope 
that tips get better. 

Next, get ready to finally 
see some more faces around 
the faculty. Part of this whole 
deal is the hiring of tliree full- 
time faculty for the science 
department to take soirie of the 
load off of the adjuncts. (All 
very well and good, and I'm 
happy for all the pre-meds, but 
last I heard some otlier majors 
were hurting for faculty too, 
like mine (Communications). 
Guess I'm just picky). Ne.xt 
step would be to try to add 
more fiill time faculty in order 
to try to cut tlie student:faculty 
ratio from 17:1 to 14:1. The 
ratio of our academic and fi- 
nancial peers, as well as otlier 
SCAC schools, is hovering 
around 12:1. Our peers also 

average 5-10% of their classes 
taught by adjunct, while 
Oglethorpe (since 1990) has 
had an average of 36'!'o taught 
by adjuncts. The time frame 
for hiring new professors? Fall 
of 1998. or as soon as 'Tinan- 
cially feasible." 

Now what about the 
courses themselves. The pre- 
liminary discussions have 
been to cut the core down to 
eight courses from twelve cur- 
rently. Only three of the 
courses that we know as part 
of the Core would survive the 
revision: Great Ideas in Mod- 
em Mathematics, and the se- 
ries of Human Nature and the 
Social Order The five new 
courses would include a lab 
science, and two new series 
based on the pattern of Human 
Nature: Human Nature and 
the Idea of Self (an intensive 
writing course taught by En- 
glish and philosophy profes- 
sors, presumable to replace 
Anal>tic Writing and Philo- 
sophical conceptions), and 

Human Nature and Institu- 
tions of the West. Institutions 
would be taught by for of five 
different professors, each from 
a different discipline, and each 
carrying a different perspective 
on the information. The 
classes would be run sepa- 
rately, except that about every 
three weeks all of these sec- 
tions would get together in the 
autotorium for, as one of the 
faculty put it, "a good, old 
fashion lecture." Isn't this ex- 
actly what this school has al- 
ways prided itself on not do- 
ing? I thought that the small 
classes (a testament to faculty 
being over-worked) were a 
good thing... Apparently, I was 
one of the only ones that was 
impressed by small classes. 

Well, enough for now on 
this subject. If you have any- 
thing to say, let us know. This 
discussion is necessary to es- 
tablish what Oglethorpe will 
be for the next hundred year. 

Anyway, I'm sure I have 
more to say in the future. 

Contemplating Oglethorpe's vibrant history 

By Patrick Floyd 

I felt it when I came back. 
I did not know what it was. 
Initially I thouglit it had 
sometliing to do with Spring. 
Maybe it had something to do 
with the blossoming trees or 
singing birds. Or maybe 
thouglit, a week of relaxation 
had given me the chance to re 
appreciate what I had been 
taking for granted. Without 
resolving anything I gave up 
on trying to understand The 

Maybe 1 tliought 1 gave 
up on figuring out The Feel- 
ing, but The Feeling was pow- 
erful. I continued to ponder 
The Feeling. 

I had not been conscious 
of The Feeling before or dur- 
ing Spring Break, but since 
coming back I have felt some- 
thing special. A little more 
tlian a week ago I came to the 
conclusion that tliis special 
feeling had something to do 
with Oglethorpe University. It 

is not that 1 did not have a spe- 
cial feeling about Oglethorpe 
before or during Spring Break, 
but when I returned to campus 
I felt something I had not felt 

Maybe 1 began to feel it 
when 1 got my first eyeful of 
tlie bell tower in the moonliglit. 
Maybe it was when I read 
Oglethorpe University' and 
I S3 5 ill stone on the sign at the 
entrance. Maybe it was when 
1 passed the historical marker 
I am not sure when I began to 
feel it. 

Oglethorpe has a liistory. 
We have tlie oldest name in 
Georgia. We have old build- 
ings that look older than they 
are. Nothing is dripping with 
more oldness than the of 
Civilization. All of this 
olditude is full of stories and 
significant events. 

I have heard the one 
about Henuance and his stock 
market troubles. I have heard 
the one about Roosevelt. I 
have heard the one about the 
quest for James Edward 

Oglethorpe's remains. I have 
heard the one about the el- 
ephant buried on campus. 

I like these stories. 1 
value these stories. The pow- 
erful feeling 1 had was not 
about these stories. As cool as 
the stuff I have heard about 
Oglethorpe's history is, it al- 
most always seems like an ex- 
ercise in idolatry. 

Tlie feeling 1 had was 
about youth. Since 1835 
Oglethorpe has been full of 
youth. Antebellum and 
postbellum. from 

Milledgeville to Atlanta, the 
pre-Scliniidt era and the post- 
Schmidt era, class after class - 
every stage in Oglethorpe's 
history has been full of youth. 

I had the feeling that 
most of the students who have 
pursued degrees at Ogletliorpe 
University have been young. 
The Feel ing is a feeling of con- 
nection. Tlie Feeling is a feel- 
ing of vitality. 

Tlie Oglethorpe lore 1 
have encountered does not 
deal with students sufficientlv. 

I do not know much about the 
students who have come be- 
fore me. Ogletliorpe's architec- 
ture is distinctive, but what 
about tlie students who have 
attended classes in these build- 

Before I did not have a 
sense of continuity. Before it 
seemed almost like 1835 and 
1 995 with nothing but time in 
between. But after Spring 
Break I started to get this Feel- 

I was right to connect 
The Feeling to the bell tower 
and to the historical marker. I 
was also riglit to tliink that The 
Feeling had been brought on 
by Springtime and the blos- 
soming trees. I was experienc- 

ing an appreciation of history 
and vitality. 

I do not know much 
about the students who have 
come before me. I have a feel- 
ing we have much in common. 
At the very least we are both 
members of a very select 
group. Since 1835, less than 
1 0,000 people have graduated 
from Oglethorpe University. 

Even though I do not 
know much about them, I still 
feel a connection with these 
past students. When they at- 
tended Oglethorpe, they were 
like me in many ways. This 
idea gives me The Feeling that 
1 am intimately connected 
with Oglethorpe at every stage 
in its history. 

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April 14, 1995 

Class takes on censorship, funding issues 

By Heather Carlen 
Features Editor 

Roughly six months af 
ter the November elec 
lions and three after 
the swearing-in of the new 
members of t}ie House and 
Senate, one of the hottest top- 
ics of all in America is public 
arts funding. Everyone from 
Newt Gingrich to 
Oglethorpe's Tlialians has an 
opinion on the fiiture of the 
National Endowment for the 
Arts (NEA) and its compan- 
ion, the National Endowment 
for tlie Humanities (NEH). 

The arts in Cobb 
County, argued County Com- 
missioner Gordon Wysong 
during a February 2 appear- 
ance in Professor James 
Bohart's Censorship and the 
Arts class, are now more free 
than ever since the ever- 
present threat of governmen- 
tal censorship have disap- 
peared, left alone to survive, or 
fai, due to the public response 
to productions. 

"The arts," said Theatre 
on the Square representative 
Melanie Parker in a February 
2 1 visit, "are doing what poli- 
ticians won't," by taking a de- 

cisive stand on many of 
today's most controversial is- 
sues, and consequently may 
deserve federal ftinding. 

Whatever you feel re- 
garding the NEA and NEH 
and their role in America's fu- 
ture development, exploring 
your opinions about censor- 
By Steve Breen 


fOP HStiS 

ship and federal arts funding, 
as well as attempting to fmd 
your own comfort level with 
controversial issues, can be an 
enriching and valuable 

Oglethorpe offers an ex- 
cellent way to do just that with 
Bohart's Special Topics in 

Music: Censorship and the 
Arts. Although not offered in 
Fall 1995, Bohart does plan to 
offer the class again in the fu- 
ture. You may very well leave 
the class with the same view- 
point with which you entered, 
but you will certainly fmd that 
viewpoint expanded and en- 




Forthe Spring 1995 ver- 
sion of Censorship and the 
Arts, primary sources, in the 
form of speakers from outside 
and inside the Oglethorpe 
community, made up a vital 
part of the ongoing debate. 
Speakers ranged from Wysong 
and Parker to Georgia ACLU 
representative Gerry Weber 
and former Oglethorpe profes- 
sor Dr. Phil Palmer Students 
also examined art, music, tele- 
vised material, film, and litera- 
ture that had been censored, as 
well as the opinions of people 
on both sides of the issue. 

The classic liberal arts 
doctrine expresses a need for 
students to broaden their 
minds. Oglethorpe offers 
many classes that deal less 
with facts, figures, and formu- 
las than with ideas, concepts, 
and ways to process informa- 
tion intelligently, in the grand 
tradition of liberal arts schools, 
and Censorship in the Arts 
stands out as one of the crown- 
ing jewels of tliat concept of 
learning. Whatever your 
stand, your life could be con- 
siderably enriched by expand- 
ing your knowledge of your 
arguments and ideas. 

Petrel's Open Line . . . 

Hail the Hibachi! 

By Helen M. Quinones 
Hibachi Griller-at-Large 

Residents! We put up 
with maintenance, 
miss out on tub baths 
and ice cream properly frozen 
in regular size freezers and of 
course, real food. Wliile we 
can hope for kitchens in cam- 
pus residence halls to arrive 
maybe in the next millennium, 
one great joy of life would be 
ridiculously easy to accom- 
plish. To make up for all of 
these hardships, students 
could be given Hibachis. 

Hail the Hibaclii! For 
foreigners or truly deprived 
.Americans, a Hibachi is a 
small, portable outdoor grill. 
What better return to the sim- 
pler things in life could tliere 

be, than roasting the results of 
the hunt over an open flame in 
tlie middle of tlie quad? 

I'm not suggesting 
Hibadiisfrom.lieaven. Attain- 
ing these gems could simply 
take cutting tlirough some red 
tape and cooperating with 
Housing. Just tliink, if Hous- 
ing could provide Hibachis 
for Hire (for use outdoors 
only) in addition to the exist- 
ing vacuum cleaner, we could 
all see tlie dream of Hibacliis 
on campus made real. Hiba- 
chis are much more portable 
tlian the vacuum, promote 
more community interaction, 
and would produce an amus- 
ing amount of smoke rising 
from the courtyard of Traer. 
At last! A productive use for 
tlie Traer courtyard: Hibachi 

Hoe-downs! We could even 
roast that damned continu- 
ously crowing rooster. Now 
that's reason enough on its 
own to get a Hibachi! 

Obtaining a Hibachi 
could become difficult if 
Housing were to niisguidedly 
underestimate the high intrin- 
sic value of Hibacliis. In the 
event of such abandonment, 
surely over 400 residents 
could contribute to the Hiba- 
chi fund. With just a nickel 
per person, (the amount of the 
cruel and unjust price increase 
on campus soft drink ma- 
chines) students could collec- 
tively owii not one, but two Hi- 
bachis, and a bag of charcoal 
to boot (shameless plug: Hiba- 
chis are only $7.99 at Eckerd 
for a limited time only.) 

Even if some apathetic 
residents are too miserly to 
cougli up a nickel (eitlier that 
or they drink too many soft 
drinks) then an alternate plan 

could be put into place. Forks 
could be liijacked from the caf- 
eteria, deported to Don (who, 
as Patrick Floyd pointed out in 
an earlier article, must own 
them since his name is on all 
of them) in tlie hopes that he 
would bless the campus with 
a Hibachi in prisoner ex- 
change. The only problem is, 
some forks belong to Don in 
Malaysia, others to Don in 
Taiwan, and yet still more to 
Don in China. We could try 
returning forks to all three and 
hope one would answer our 
pleas. Why give tlie spotlight 
exclusively to utensils, forks in 
particular? Appliances are 
feeling snubbed; it's time to 
give credit where it's due. 

Of course safety precau- 
tions would have to be taken 
into account. In the event of 
uncontrollable flames several 
ready males could stand by to 
provide instant fire exlinguish- 
ing services. The rights and 

interests of the shrubbery 
would be respected. No Hiba- 
chis would be placed near 

By bringing Hibachis to 
this one, small comer of tlie 
world, we of the proverbial 
Generation X could bring 
people everywhere together 
around Hibachis. We would 
become the Hibachi Genera- 
tion. No longer would people 
say: "It's a Hibachi'." and 
snicker WTiole families would 
gatlier around their Hibachi 
with wonder, reminiscing 
about previous times they had 
used their Hibachi, and when 
their Hibachis moved on to a 
better place where all good Hi- 
bachis goin the end. Hibachis 
could start a world revolution 
and shape the new world or- 

So I fan out my flame as 
I grill with delight: 

"Hibachis to all and to 
all a good bite!" 

April 14, 1995 


Page 5 

Getting to know Oglethorpe's own Abner Black 

By Stacey Chapman 
Special to The Stormy Petrel 

I recently had tlie plea- 
sure of sitting down and talk- 
ing witli Abner Black tlieband 
that has shaken up the Amish 
world like never before. You 
may have heard of tlieiii only 
in passing, so this is your 
chance to get up close and per- 
sonal with 6 of tlie coolest guys 
on this campus: Matthew 
Farley, Scott Stagg, Pat 
Mulheam, Steven Cooper, 
Chad Foster, and Rod Sniitli. 
SC: How did Abner Black 
get started? 

Matthew: It started with 
playing with some friends last 
year. Scott came in and has 
revitalized Abner Black by 
coming in with some ambition 
and some ideas. It's worked 
out nicely. 
SC: Who is Abner Black? 

Matthew: Core members are 
nie and Scott, of course. We 
have retained Pat Mulheam, 
our original funky bassist. 
Looks like we're going to have 
Rod Smith playing with us. 
We also got Mr. Chad Foster 
who plays Just about anything. 
He plays the jibbajabber. 
SC: Now did Abner Black 
get its name? 

Matthew: Tliat's a good long 
story. We got our name from 
a statue. My friend stole 
Abner, a small sculptured 
black boy off some people's 
porch. He was scared to take 
it back, so 1 kept him. Mike 
Rowe gave him a head of hair. 
Chad: Matt called him 

Abner and I gave him tlie last 
name Black. We started by 
calling it the Abner Black 
Band, and then shortened it to 
Abner Black. 
Matthew: I think it's a good 


Scott:Oli, definitely. 
SC: Talk a little about your 

Scott: Well we started off play- 
ing cover songs. Just to see 
how we played together. Ear- 
lier tliis semester we got on the 
subject of writing songs. Mat- 
thew came up with the idea or 
writing a song about fifteen 
beans, so I was just screwing 
around with chords and came 
across a chord pattern. It 
worked pretty well together 
and out came "Fifteen Bean 

Matthew: About 30 minutes 
before the Bomb Shelter Open 
Mike Night. But we have 
since revised it and talked to 
professor Bohart about it. 
He's been helpfiil. We're just 
riding the wave until the cre- 
ativity peters out. 
SC: What are the band's in- 


Chad: Matthew Farley, 
of course. Scott and I studied 
under Segovia. He was a big 
influence on us in song writ- 
ing and the way that we play. 
Scott: Yeah, I was a student in 
Segovia's earlier years, and 
mostly the classical. But Rod 

Rod: Came in at the end. 
Scott: When he was starting to 
lose it a little, forgetting his 
classical background. 
Rod: And Scott was one ofhis 
students and, unbeknownst to 
Scott, I was another one ofhis 

Scott:Like long lost brothers. 
We met at the fiineral. 
SC: Tell our readers a little 
about yourself Pat. 
Pat: Well, I'm a classically 
trained bass player and have 
12 years experience under my 
belt playing orchestrally. So 

my influences are Mozartish. 
Although I derive great plea- 
sure from my work with Par- 
liament fiinkadelic. Alsoabig 
fan of Andrew Lloyd Weber. 
So I get a lot of my inspiration 
from Cats. 

Rod: Also, a little known fact 
about Pat is that be used to be 
the Strongman for the Bamum 
and Bailey Circus. 
Pat: Yeah, I used to bend 
stuff around my head. 
Scott:r ve seen this man bench 
press an elephant. Amazing. 
Matthew: If Coop (Stephen) 
was here, he would tell you he 
derived most of his harmonic 
understanding from such 
greats as Def Leppard, Poison, 
and even the great Bon Jovi. 
And Nelson. 

SC: Anything else, you'd 
like to say? 
Scott:I have size 13 feet. 

Book gives advice on building a good resume 

By Heather Carlen 
Features Editor 

Some people seem to 

have a talent for putting lo- 
gellier a wonderftil looking re- 
sume. For tlie rest of us. Ran- 
dom House offers Timothy D. 
Haft's Trashproof Resumes: 
Your Guide to Cracking the 
Job Market. 

So just what is a 
"trashproof resume?" As the 
back cover of the book ex- 
plains, "A trashproof resume 
defies waste baskets, resists 
recycling bins, and works its 
way to the top of the pile to get 
you an interview." In other 
words, a "trashproof resume" 
gets you noticed, which is, af- 
ter all, the real purpose of a re- 

Trashproof Resumes is 
not only a resume guide; it is 
a resume workbook. Filled 
with pages of self-assessment 
questions and worksheets, it 
works you from a vague idea 
of what you can place on a 
piece of paper to make your- 
self look hireable to present- 
ing an accurate view of your- 
self with regards to experi- 
ences, interests, and capabili- 
ties. In addition. Haft has 

many varieties of resume for- 
mats, depending on your per- 
sonal e.xperiences, work goals, 
and style. And, of course, he 
includes advice on picking the 
riglit paper for a resume. 

Haft does an excellent 
job of answering the most fre- 
quently-asked questions of tlie 
resume novice, for good rea- 
son: he has critiqued more 
than 7,000 resumes and has 
spent seven years advising col- 
lege students and graduates on 
resume building. 

Anotlier noteable feature 
is a glossary of eye-catching 
"power verbs" from tliose that 
demonstrate leadership and 
decision-niakuigto counseling 
and mediating skills. Haft 
spends a great deal of time ex- 
amining sample resumes, de- 
tailing why one worked and 
another did not, as well as how 
to subtly manipulate personal 
information to present differ- 
ent sides to your skills and per- 
sonality from one job attempt 
to another. 

One surprise in 
Trashproof Resumes can be 
found in Chapter Five. You 
tliiiik your college counselor is 
correct 1 00% oflhe time about 
all resume questions? Wrong, 

says Haft. Job recruiters and 
college counselors have sur- 
prisingly different opinions on 
several key resume points, 
pointed out by Haft in polls 
taken of corporate recruiters 
and college counselors nation- 
wide. For example, 73% of re- 

cruiters want your GPA listed, 
while only 5% of counselors 
think that this is a key element 
of a resume. Other differences 
emerge when Haft asks other 
important questions about re- 
sume style and content. 
, For those seeking sum- 

mer employment and attempt- 
ing to build a resume, 
Trashproof Resumes: Your 
Guide to Cracking the Job 
Market is a must-have. Haft's 
book takes some of the mys- 
tery out of what catches the eye 
of recruiters and employers. 

Alumnus shows O.U. pride 

By Kate Scliindler 
News Editor 

Former Oglethorpe 

student. O.K. Sheffield, Jr., 
graduated from the university 
in June of 1953. While attend- 
ing Oglethorpe, Sheffield pur- 
sued a bachelor's degree in 
Biology. He is currently a re- 
tired employee of Bank South. 

"My experiences as an 
Oglethorpe student prepared 
me for the art of living," says 
Sheffield. "Tlie small campus 
created a close feel between 
faculty and students, which 
helped me leant how to get 
along well witli others." In ad- 
dition, Sheffield feels that the 
liberal arts education he re- 
ceived tauglit him how to look 
at situations objectively. 

What would any college 
experience be, however, with- 

out the consumption of alco- 
holic beverages, such as beer? 
Sheffield and his fellow gradu- 
ates seem to understand this 
aspect of the college experi- 
ence quite well. According to 
Sheffield, the young men of 
Lowry Hall preferred the taste 
of homebrewed beer, rather 
than store bouglit beer. As a 
result, they decided to brew 
their own recipe within the 
confines of a dorm room 
closet. While the beer was still 
aging the container exploded, 
releasingthe contents on to the 
clothing within the 
participant's closet. That was 
the end of Oglethorpe's private 

Sheffield has dedicated a 
great deal of time to tlie com- 
munity as well. He is former 
President of the Atlanta Jay- 
cees. National Vice President 

of the American Institute of 
Banking, Treasurer for the 
American Cancer and Heart 
Society, and board member of 
the Georgia Special Olympics. 
Currently, Sheffield partici- 
pates in projects with his 
church and serves as the Presi- 
dent Elect of the Oglethorpe 
Alumni Board. 

"The Alumni Board 
works together as a team to 
maintain the success of the 
university," says Sheffield. 
The board works to continue 
the success of Oglethorpe by 
supporting the university 
physically, as well as, finan- 

"Oglethorpe plays a 
great role within the commu- 
nities of Atlanta," he says. "I 
am proud to be an alumnus of 

Page 6 


April 14, 1995 


National Student News Service. 1 395 

By Andy Singer 


Editor-In - Ch ief: 
Business Manager: 

Features Editor: 
News Editor: 

Kelly Holland 
Chopper Johnson 
Jason Thomas 

Heather Carlen 
Kate Schindler 


Michael Beran 
Ryan Brown 
Patrick Floyd 
John Knight 
Pat Mulheam 
Chris Paragone 
Chris Smith 
Laura Williams 

Daryl Brooks 
Stephen Cooper 
Yoli Hernandez 
David Leach 
Dunn Neugebauer 
Dan Sandin 
Tharius Sumter 


Linda Bucki 

Michael McClure 

The Stormy Petrel is Oglethorpe 
University's student newspaper. The 
comments and opinions in the articles are 
the opinions of the writers and not nec- 
essarily those of the university. The 
Stormy Petrel welcomes Letters to the 
Editor and other articles anyone wishes 
to submit, where space allows. Editors 
reserve the right to edit for grammar, 
taste, and length, but not for content 
Please send all letters or articles to The 
Stormy Petrel, 3000 Woodrow Way, Box 
450, Atlanta, Georgia, 30319. 

April 14, 1995 



Panhellenic extension possible for fall 1995 

By Stephanie Mannis 
Panhellenic Council 

You may have been 

hearing this term around cam- 
pus recently, and now is your 
chance to find out exactly wliat 
itmeans. Paiiliellenic,fortliose 
of you who may riot know, is 
the governing body of tlie two 
sororities on campus. Both 
groups voted in favor of open- 
ing tlie campus to a third so- 
rority, which is tlie first step in 
the extension process. 


With tlie steady increase 
in our enrollment during re- 
cent years, and the higli pro- 
portion of women students. 
Panliellenic felt that the cam- 
pus was ready and able to sup- 
port a tliird sorority. We have 
received responses from six in- 
terested group. 

Tlie members of tlie ex- 
tension committee have nar- 
rowed tlie field to tliree groups; 
Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha 
Sigma Tan, arid Sigma Kappa. 
These tliree will he invited to 
make presentations to 

By Jolui Kniglit 
Kappa Alpha 

Captain's Log. 

Stardate. 4.4.95. It's the 
middle of Greek Week and KA 
wallows somewhere near the 
bottom in the standings. 
Hniiiim. Do we care? No. 
PROBABLY not. How many 
of you can spell "apathetic"? 
I must say tliougli tliat I still 
think we got jipped on the dine 
and dash competition. We fin- 
ished way ahead of everyone 
else. On another note, our 
chariot should win on the ba- 
sis of its originality alone. To 
tell you the truth though, I 
could care less about Greek 

Week(as I have said before). 
If we're lucky, next year it will 
be canceled and anyone that 
actually cares can sit at home 
and watch S AE's videotapes of 
previous Greek Weeks. 

On a non-Greek- 
Weekisli note, we will be host- 
ing our annual Old Soutli for- 
mal on Tliursday, April 20. It 
should be neat. Oli, I almost 
forgot to mention that due to 
our less than admirable plac- 
ing in Greek Week so far we 
have resumed the hedonistic 
activities that have for so long 
defuiedtlie kniglils of Beta Nu. 
Five a.m. jogs have been can- 
celed for the remainder of tlie 

Before the 1996 Gams „. 

The Petrelympics! 

A two-day extravaganza for all OU 
studentS; s|>onsored by Intervarsity. 

Pool • Racquetball 
3-Point Shootout 

Track & Field 
Ping Pong • Tennis 

Entry fee only $5 • T-shirts only %1\ 

April 13 & 14 

All proceeds go fo Egieston Children's Hospital. 
Contact Craig Dennis for details: 365-2623. 

Panhellenic soon. 

After the presentations, 
Panhellenic will choose the 
group that we feel will contrib- 
ute tlie most to our Greek sys- 
tem and to Oglethorpe. Tlie 
sorority that is chosen will tlien 
be invited to begin a colony at 
Oglethorpe. Interested women 
will be able to find out more 
about the colony during the 

By Aric Kline 
ciii Phi 

fall semester. 

The colony will ftinction 
in much the same manner as 
the two existing chapters, ex- 
cept tliat it will be a non-vot- 
ing member of Panhellenic 
until it is officially installed as 
a chapter. Plans now are for a 
possible fall colonization, but 
details must be worked out 
with both chapters and the 
colonizing group. 

Both Chi Omega and Tri 
Sigma will be working with 
the colony members to ensure 
that the colonization is 
successful. Current sorority 
members are excited about the 
opportunity to welcome new 
women into the Greek com- 
munity. We are all looking for- 
ward to many exciting mashes, 
formals and Greek Weeks in 
the coming years. 

Clii Phi has just fin- 
ished a very enjoyable Greek 
Week. We were very pleased 
to see the unification tliat oc- 
curred between all the organi- 
zations. Allliougli our athletic 
skills were not as strong as our 
social, we still gave it the old 
"Chi Phi Ip,." 

We hope tliat everyone 
enjoyed the skit as much as we 
enjoyed putting it together. Af- 


ter practicing it several times, 
it was hard not to believe that 
we had been injected witli tlie 
fiiiik. Chi Phi would also like 
to mention that no endangered 
species were harmed in the 
construction of the Supafly's 
costume. How about that fake 
tiger fur?!?! 

The block party at 
Greek Row on Thursday, 
April 6 is also worth mention- 
ing. All the fraternities and 
sororities were represented as 
well as the independents. 

We would also like to 

thank Tommy Ison for once 
again being the Chi Phi party 
ambassador. Even thought we 
had to force him to drink and 
have fun, we think that he 
might hang out more often. 

Chi Phi also wishes to 
congratulate Chip Davies for 
doing a fine job as Greek Week 
Chairman. Tlie whole week 
was set up superbly and ran 
along quite efficiently. 

Last but not least, the 
Anchorman. The only thing I 
can say is, "the wonder-twins 
remain activated." 

By Bridget Cecchini 
Sigma Sigma Sigma 

Sorry about missing 

the last issue, but I could not 
seem to predict the future 
about Spring Break when I 

had not even left Atlanta. How 
would I have known that their 
is no beach in Saint August- 
ine or strep tliroat is very easy 
to catch while on vacation? 

In more exciting news, 
we have an incredible new 


A care giver, 


creative, loving, 

and experienced for a 

one year old child. 

Two days a week, 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. 

Must be a non-smoker and 

have own transportation. 

Call 851-9610 
morning or evening. 

member Kim Moore. She is 
cool and athletic so 
intermurals better watch out. 
A belated thanks to Sigma Al- 
pha Epsilon for the Bats and 
Balls mixer. A good time was 
had by all and we still have 
peanuts (in the carpet). 

Tlianks to the sisters of 
Chi-Omega for enjoying the 
Greek Week events with us. 
Yqu guys are great and it was 
truly fun. Congratulations on 
your national centennial. 

With my special 
clairvoyent glasses, I see that 
Sigma Sigma Sigma Formal 
Formal Fomiail was wonder- 
ful. Every sister found the per- 
fect dress. Thanks to the dili- 
gent work of Katherine P., 
Christine B., and our terrific 
chapter advisor Sue L. The 
sisters particular ly enjoyed tlie 
cash bar. 

Thanks as well to OSA 
and Admissions', for a great 
Stomp the Lawn . The come- 
dian Vic Henley was first rate 
and the band did a good job. 
Well, my super human future 
predicting power.; have been 
exhausted so I will go now. 



April 14, 1995 

Intramural basketball season ends with bang 

Delta Sig I, AC Attenuation both close with impressive victories 

By Michael Beran 

The intemiural bas- 
ketball tournament went 
largely as planned. In the A 
League, SAE Gold held off a 
determined KA team behind 
Michael Tolliver's 30 points. 
Brian Shipley and Andy 
Travis led KA witli 1 5 an'd 1 3 
points, respectively. The Hoo- 
siers struggled early with the 
Maulers but Brady stepped it 
up offensively to score 17 
points and Cookie had 23. 
The Maulers were led by 
Reuben Valerie witli 18. Delta 
Sig had no problems with the 
Wildcats as Casey Chestnut 
and Alan Gibson had 16 and 
15. Patrick Floyd scored 15 

for the Wildcats. 

In the B League, Delta 
Sig III beat Antithesis 60-28. 
Jason Thomas and Tim 
Digennero almost scored as 
many points as Antithesis with 
2 1 each. AC Attenuation beat 
Delta Sig III a little later as 
James Martm scored 25. Intlie 
other first round game. Delta 
Sig II beat the hell out of SAE 
White 95-10. Jared Wiskind 
and Bill Davis had 25 and 24 
respectively. No one did any- 
thing for SAE. 

Tuesday saw upset city 
in tite A League as tlie # 1 and 
2 seeds fell and saw their 
cliances of a cliampionsliip dis- 
appear. Tlie Hoosiers fell to 
Delta Sig behind the domina- 
tion inside of Russell Lind and 

Steve Taylor who each scored 
27. Wade Wilson also had 12 
for Delta Sig. Cookie scored 
a team high 25 for tlie Hoo- 
siers but the big story was 
Terry Gorsch with only 22, 1 4 
below his average. Tlie Clan 
of the Peter Dragon also saw 
its leading scorer in Kevin 
Carlisle struggle and only 
score 20. Mike Beran also had 
2 1 for the Clan but SAE Gold 
got too much of a balance from 
its big men with Tolliver scor- 
ing 24, Hal Robinson scoring 
1 2, and Jeff Armstrong scor- 
ing 1 1 . For the first time in 
four years, tlie final featured 
teams otlier tlian tlie coaches 
and tlie Clan. In the B League 
tilings went as planned as Chi 
Phi beat tlie Natural Disasters 

behind Kevin Huitt's 23, and 
MESH rolled on behind Mike 
Chambers' 19 points as they 
defeated SAE Purple. 

In the B League semifi- 
nals, my preseason picks came 
through as AC Attenuation 
and MESH won their games to 
reach the final. AC Attenua- 
tion followed the lead of James 
Martin as he scored 29 points 
against Chi Phi. Brent Lathan 
also had 12 for the winners. 
Chi Phi was lead by Kevin 
Huitt's 1 8 as they hung tough 
for tlie whole game before fi- 
nally losing. Tlie other semi- 
final saw MESH pull an upset 
of sorts by beating Delta Sig 
II. Mike Chambers scored 29 
and Brian Rankin had 1 3 for 
the victors while Bill Davis 

New tennis #1 Agassi to play Atlanta 

By Heather Carlen 
Features Editor 

On April 29, pro ten- 
nis again returns to Atlanta 
with the AT&T Challenge, 
held at the Atlanta Athletic 

Heading up tliis year's 
field is brand-new world #1 
Andre Agassi, who wrestled 
the top spot from fellow 
American Pete Sampras this 
week after a close, long-drawn 
out battle for tlie top. Agassi 

has won both of the last two 
Grand Slam titles: the 1995 
Australian Open and tlie 1 994 
U.S. Open. Tlie AT&T Chal- 
lenge is a favorite event of 
Agassi's; he has been a regu- 
lar participant of the event 
since its days as an exliibition 

Agassi and last year's 
AT&T Challenge titleholder, 
Michael Chang, are chal- 
lenged by a tough field, de- 
scribed by tournament direc- 
tor Stephen M. Woods as 

"'...simply the best in the his- 
tor>' of the tournament." An.x- 
ious to avenge his final-round 
loss to Chang is American 
Todd Martin, a serve-and- 
volleyer who nevertlieless per- 
foniis excellently on the green 
clay of the Atlanta Athletic 

Other challengers in- 
clude Lipton seminfinalist 
Magnus Larsson, Australian 
# 1 Jason Stoltenberg, veteran 
Aaron Krickstein, Americans 
Chuck Adams, MaliVai Wash- 

ington, Jared Palmer, and 
Richey Reneberg. Atlanta 
resident Bryan Shelton, who 
made it to the AT&T finals in 
1 993, is eager to better his dis- 
appointing first round loss last 

Tickets for the AT&T 
Challenge range from $19 for 
some day sessions to $36 for 
the final. Some group dis- 
counts are available for groups 
of 1 5 or more. For more in- 
formation on ticket prices, call 
ProServ at 395-3500. 

Farewell to girls' basketball seniors 

By Daryl Brooks 


It was another early 

winter girls' ba.'iketball game 
against Agnes Scott which 
ended in a vict<jry for the Pe- 
trels. However it was no ordi- 
nary basketbal 1 game; it was 
the first girls' biasketball game' 
in school histo ry. 

The five graduating se- 
niors from this years' team 
were freshmanat that early 
time in Ogleiihorpe women's 
basketball, arid have now be- 
come the first to graduate with 
four years of play in the 
school's women's fledgling 

basketball history. 

Tlie building blocks of 
the program were Shelly 
Anderson. Gina Carellas. 
Kirsteii Hanzek, Kim Jackson 
and Shelley Robinson. Tliese 
five have laid tlie solid foun- 
dation for the future of 
women's basketball here at 

Anderson finished her 
career averaging 8.6 points 
and 3.7 rebounds per game. 
-Anderson is the second lead- 
ing scorer in school history 
with 820 points as well as the 
career leader in assists (400) 
and assists per game (4.2). She 
is also among the career lead- 

ers in three point, field goal 
and free tlirow percentages. 

Carellas ended her four 
years with a 8 points and 4 re- 
bounds per game average. She 
finished third on tlie all time 
scoring list (757 points) and 
fourth in career rebounds with 

Kirsten Hatizek wound 
up with career averages of 2.4 
points and 2.8 rebounds per 
game. She in also seventh in 
career rebounds. 

Kim Jackson completed 
her playing days averaging 
10.3 points and 4.9 rebounds 
per game. She is the career 
leader in points (847) and sec- 

ond in career rebounds (405). 
She is also the school leader in 
field goal percentage and sec- 
ond in free throw percentage. 

Shelley Robinson fin- 
ished her career with a 6 point 
and 5.2 rebound per game av- 
erage. She is the career leader 
in rebounds (499) and fourlli 
in points scored (577). 

The time and dedication 
that these five have put into the 
program cannot be measured. 
Tliey all deserve our thanks for 
providing us with four years of 
exciting basketball and laying 
the groundwork for many 

had 16 and Mark Boyt had 1 1 
for the losers. So the stage was 
set for the two finals. 

The B League champi- 
onship was one of the best 
games of the year. MESH 
came out red hot behind Mike 
Chambers, 26 points, Brian 
Rankin, 14 jioints, and Jeff 
Bates, 9 points, but it was Dr. 
Orme's bull's eye shooting 
that boosted MESH to a 17 
point lead late in the first half 
However, tough defensive 
pressure by AC Attenuation 
got tliem back into tlie game 
and the lead was cut to 6 at 
halftime. The roles were re- 
versed in the second half as AC 
Attenuation came the rest of 
the way back and was threat- 
ening to blowout MESH. 
James Martin scored 26 points 
in the second half along with 
help from Chip Kohweiler 
with 12. However, MESH 
fought back and Rankin 
drained a tliree pointer from 
tlie comer with tliree defend- 
ers on him to tie the game with 
9.1 seconds left. James Mar- 
tin calmly went the length of 
the court, though, and layed up 
a shot that bounced around 
and fell through, giving AC 
.Attenuation the championship 
by a score of 69-67. 

The A League final also 
li\ed up to the name "champi- 
onship" as SAE Gold and 
Delta Sig both played some 
real good ball. SAE was out 
in front early and seemed to be 
in control. At halftime, the 
momentum changed and Delta 
Sig crawled back into it. Delta 
Sig finally got over the hump 
to go ahead 41-40 and from 
tliere, tlie game seesawed back 
and forth. Each team would 
score only to be outdone at the 
other end of the court by an- 
other good play. Free-tlirows 
down tlie stretch turned out to 
be crucial. SAE fouglit back 
to get a couple of chances to 
tie it up, but they were tumed 
away each time. As the hom 
went off. Delta Sig had sealed 
up a championship in one of 
the closest games of the year. 
Congratulations to both cham- 

Mays, 1995 


""' StomivfPctrcl 

Volume 70, Issue 10 fiiboye and Beyond Oglethorpe University 

Mays, 1995 

Change in 

Alcohol Policy: 

Page 5 

Special Core 


Pages 6-7 

Young Alumni's 

campus survey 


Pages 8-9 

Dunn's farewells: 
Page 15 


News: 2 
Editorials: 3-5 


Sections: 6-9 

Organizations: 10 

Features: 11 

Comics: 12-13 

Sports: 14-15 


Reading: 11 

Renowned speaker for graduation 

Brownlee to receive degree, speak to 200+ seniors 

Courtesy Public Relations 

Dr. Paula P. Brownlee, 

president of tlie Association of 
Ameican Colleges and Univer- 
sities ( AACU), will be the fea- 
tured speaker at Oglethorpe 
University's 1995 commence- 
ment ceremony, which will 
take place at 9:30 a.m. on Sat- 
urday, May 13. After receiv- 
ing an honorary degree from 
Oglethorpe, Brownlee will 
address over 200 graduating 
seniors about "Celebrating 
Liberal Education: Abiding 
Value in a Changing World," 
a particularly relevant topic on 
this 50th anniversary of 
Oglethorpe's unique core cur- 

Brownlee has an exten- 
sive history in education which 
started in 1953, when she be- 
gan studying chemistry at Ox- 
ford University in England. 
She graduated from Oxford in 
1959 with a bachelor's and 
master's degree in chemistry, 
and once again in 1959 with a 
doctorate in organic chemistry. 
She received a graduate fel- 
lowship from Ox-ford and a 
post-doctoral research fellow- 
ship from the University of 

After earning her doctor- 
ate, Brownlee worked as a re- 
search chemist at American 
Cyanamid Co. for two years 

before becoming assistant, 
then associate professor of 
chemistry (with tenure) at 
Rutgers University, N.J. She 

became president and profes- 
sor of chemistry at Hollins 
College, Va. While in this ca- 
pacity, CASE named her "one 

Dr. Brownlee will receive an honorary degree and speak at 
Oglethorpe's Commencement ceremony at 9:30 a.m., 
Saturday, May 13. Photo courtsoy of Public Relations 

left Rutgers in 1976 to become 
dean of the faculty and profes- 
sor of chemistry at Union Col- 
lege, N.Y. In 1981, Drownlee 

of the most effective presidents 
in higher education." She as- 
sumed her current position of 

president of the Association of 

American Colleges and Uni- 
versities in 1990. 

A co-author of a general 
chemistry laboratory manual, 
consistent listing in Who's 
Who in America, and a mem- 
ber of six professional organi- 
zations (including the Ameri- 
can Chemical Society and the 
American Association for 
Higher Education) are just a 
few of Brownlee 's attributes. 
She is currently a board mem- 
ber of seven organizations (in- 
cluding the National Humani- 
ties Center and Academic 
Search and Consultation Ser- 
vices), and has been on the 
board of 12 other organiza- 
tions in the past. 

The Doctor of Letters, 
and honorary degree from 
Oglethorpe, will be presented 
to Brownlee at the commence- 
ment ceremony. Other honor- 
ary degrees will be presented 
to Sir Robin Renwick, British 
ambassador to the United 
States, and Mr. J. Mack 
Robinson, chairman and presi- 
dent of Delta Life Insurance 
Company and 1994 Georgia 
Philanthropist of the Year. 
Renwick will receive the Doc- 
tor of Laws, and Robinson will 
receive the Doctor of Humane 
Letters. Honorary degrees are 
suggested by faculty council 
and approved by the provost 
and university president. 

l7ie Storffiy Petrel 

w^oiila like to congratulate and w^isn 
Lest oi luck to 

O^letkorpe's Class of 1995 

Page 2 


Mays, 1995 

Web and Internet expand university potential 

By Ramona Evans 
NSNS Affiliated Writer 

The Information Age 

has enabled many Ohio State 
University departments to ex- 
pand their educational abilities 
on a global scale. 

The World Wide Web, a 
part of the global computer 
network called the Internet, 
provides the students, faculty 
and staff of Ohio State with the 
capability to share video, text 
and audio information with 
people all around the world. 

The World Wide Web 
has proved to be one of the 
most effective computer re- 
sources for the OSU Depart- 
ment of Alt 

"We've received a lot of 
positive feedback on this pro- 

gram. It has been available for 
about one year and more than 
5,000 people have accessed 
the program so far," said pro- 
fessor Georg Heimdai, acting 
chair of the art department. 

The World Wide Web 
can be accessed at any com- 
puter site connected to the 
Internet. The Universal Re- 
source Locator (URL), similar 
to an e-mail address, allows the 
user to access the "home" or 
main page of any specific Web 

"We finished our final 
revisions of our page before 
Christmas and we are cur- 
rently on-line. 

Individual staff members, stu- 
dents and faculty can create 
their own page, involving vi- 
suals and updated information 

on projects they're working 
on," Heimdai said. 

Each page can lead the 
person interested in Ohio 
State's art department to a se- 
ries of options including pho- 
tographs of the facilities, stu- 
dent and staff artwork, appli- 
cations for the graduate pro- 
gram, brief resume descrip- 
tions of the faculty and more, 
Heimdai said. 

"Printing color repro- 
ductions of artwork would be 
very expensive. Mailings are 
done only periodically, so in- 
formation is often outdated. 
This is what makes the pro- 
gram so efficient," he said. 
Terry Monnett, a graduate stu- 
dent working with Ohio 
State's Advanced Computing 

Center for the Arts (ACC AD), 
sees the beneficial aspects of 
the program on a daily basis. 

"It gives us a way to 
make ourselves and our work 
available to the computer com- 
munity," Monnett said. "Ex- 
amples of my work can be ac- 
cessed by anyone in the world 
who has access to the 

Monnet is in charge of 
the ACCAD's home page, a 
source of general information 
about the center, its research 
projects and anything else the 
department diooses to put onto 
the site. 

On the ACCAD page, there 
are numerous subject head- 
ings, such as Course Offerings, 
Students' Gallery, and Award 

Recipients, which students can 
use to access more infonnation 
about the department 

"It's just like a book, 
you can look through it, go to 
different places," said Peter 
Hriso, a graduate student in the 
Department of Art Education 
"I've got my resume on-line 
and anyone who accesses my 
page can see what I'm work- 
ing on." 

Students aren't the only 
ones who recognize the adver- 
tising potential of the Internet 
"The World Wide Web has not 
only given the students and 
staff access to other universi- 
ties' art and design programs, 
but it also allows them to see 
what progress we're making," 
Heimdai said. 

Contract with America stings college students 

By David Sirota 
NSNS Affiliated Writer 

For CoUege RepubU- 

cans, the Contract With 
America has their best interest 
in mind. Even if it makes them 
pay more of it. 

In order to further re- 
duce the federal deficit. Re- 
publican lawmakers have pro- 
posed cuts in financial aid pro- 
grams, targeting the federal 
funds which pay off interest on 
student loans while the recipi- 
ent is in college. 

The most significant 
program slated for cuts and 
reductions are the Stafford and 
Perkins loan programs. While 
students declare the necessity 
of such programs, GOP law- 
makers point to Congressional 
Budget Office (CBO) statistics 
which indicate an unaffordable 
explosion in costs. 

"Without (the in-school 

subsidy), I could not go to 
Northwestern," said Beth 
Hooton, a first year student. "I 
completely depend on finan- 
cial aid for school. It would be 
unfair if the Republicans just 
all of a sudden stopped the pro- 
gram, because I have banked 
on it being there." 

However, Republicans 
say the loan programs may run 
themselves into the ground. 
According to the CBO, of the 
75 million loans made since 
the program's inception in 
1966, 22 percent have been 
issued in the last two years. 
Between 1981 and 1992 the 
program increased from $7.8 
billion to $9.7 billion. But 
fi-om 1992-1994, the cost ex- 
ploded from $14.7 billion to 
$23.1 billion - an increase of 
57 percent. 

"In the last 30 years, the 
size of the federal government 
has grown outrageously, and 
the Contract With America is 

trying to stop that" said Kevin 
Frost, president of NU's Con- 
servative Council. "It is not the 
federal government's respon- 
sibility to provide social wel- 
fare programs to the extent it 
does. For students who need 
financial aid, private resources 
can provide equal, if not bet- 
ter, funding for education than 
the federal government cur- 
rently provides." 

According to estimates 
by C. William Fischer, NU 
vice president for business and 
finance, cuts in the Stafford 
program would cost North- 
western $5 million (about 
$1,650 per student). 

"It is a very expensive 
program because the govern- 
ment has to front the interest 
payments, but it also is signifi- 
cant to people," said Rebecca 
Dixon, associate provost for 
university enrollment. "Cut- 
ting the Stafford subsidy is 
going to make the debt for stu- 

dents climb significantly, even 
though it may only seem small 
at the beginning. That is abso- 
lutely poor social policy." 

Democrats on Capitol 
Hill adamantly oppose cuts in 
education. Republicans have 
defended their cuts, saying that 
conservative spending is the 
only way to trim the federal 
deficit. Some, like Frost, sug- 
gest that the private sector will 
pick up the slack made by cuts 
in federal education spending. 

"For students who need 

financial aid, private resources 
can provide equal if not better 
funding for education than the 
federal," Frost said. "This will 
get states and localities back 
into the decision-making fso- 
cess and shrink the federal 

In a prepared statement, Sec- 
retary of Education Richard 
Riley condemned the possible 

"If ever there was a time 
that education should remain 
a national priority, it is now in 

me 19905," Riley said. 

Corrections & Clarifications 

The Stormy Petrel congratulated Eddie Yates as the new Resident 
Assistant for Alumni Hall. Eddie will be a Resident Assistant for the 
1995-1996 school year, but in Jacobs Hall. 

In our front page story on the Core Curriculum, we reported that the 
faculty-student ratio is 17:1 at Oglethorpe. This takes into account only 
full time faculty. When adjunct faculty are included, the ratio becomes 

The 1995 Summer Resident 
Assistants are: 

Kelly Holland 

Randy Roberson 

Angela Satterfield 

Kerry Smith 

Eddie Yates 

May 8, 1995 



Editor -In - Ch ief: 
Not a Car: 
Features Editor: 
News Editor: 

Kelly Holland 
Chopper Johnson 
Jason Thomas 
Heather Carlen 
Kate Schindler 


Daryl Brooks 
Stephen Cooper 
Yoli Hernandez 
Trudie Jones 
David Leach 
Pat Mulheam 
Chris Smith 

Ryan Brown 
Patrick Floyd 
Stephanie Hunter 
John Knight 
Megan McQueen 
Dunn Neugebauer 
Melissa Stinnett 

Tharius Sumter 


Linda Bucki 

Michael McClure 

The Stormy Petrel is Oglethorpe 
University's student newspaper. The 
comments and opinions in the articles are 
the opinions of the writers and not nec- 
essarily those of the university. The 
Stormy Petrel welcomes Letters to the 
Editor and other articles anyone wishes 
to submit, where space allows. Editors 
reserve the right to edit for grammar, 
taste, and length, but not for content 
Please send all letters or articles to The 
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Alumna celebrates history 

By Amy Zickus 
Class of 1994 

I found myself drawn to 
Patrick Floyd's article re 
garding Oglethorpe's his- 
tory (The Stormy Petrel, April 
14, 1995). While a student 
here I also developed a deep 
appreciation for Oglethorpe's 
lore and a desire to gain more 
of an understanding of the 
Univereity's history — not just 
the bricks and mortar, but also 
the flesh and blood that have 
made Oglethorpe what it is to- 

Now as Director of 
Alumni Activities, a big part 
of my job is to defme more 
clearly the feeling of connec- 
tion to past Oglethorpe stu- 
dents of wluch Patrick wrote. 
That sense of connection 
should not be a nebulous feel- 
ing inspired only by the com- 
ing of spring amidst Gothic ar- 
chitecture — it should be a ba- 
sic part of the Oglethorpe ex- 

The purpose statement 
of the National Alumni Asso- 
ciation says that "members of 
the Alumni Association should 
always help the University 
reach its goals and objectives." 
Since the goals and objectives 
of the University center around 
providing the best possible 
educational experience to stu- 
dents, strengthening the con- 
nection between alumni and 

students is a valid and impor- 
tant undertaking. 

The Alumni Association 
w^nts to be active and in- 
volved with the University. 
The profiles of alumni which 
have run in The Stormy Petrel 
this semester are part of an ef- 
fort to let students know more 
about those who have gone 
before them. Members of the 
Alumni Board are working on 
a committee with Mrs. 
Stanton, Paul Hudson, and 
George Stewart to organize the 
archives and make the history 
of Oglethorpe more accessible. 

One suggestion that has 
come as a result of that work 
is to interview groups of stu- 
dents as they graduate to 
record their thoughts and feel- 
ings about Oglethorpe so that 
the University's history will 
begin to deal more with stu- 

The formation of the 
Student Alumni Association 
and the move of Alumni 
Weekend to Commencement 
happened in part to increase 
interaction between students 
and alumni through social and 
career networking events. 
S AA has worked on an aluinni 
mentor program for students. 
Other ideas include forming an 
alumni speakers bureau from 
which campus organizations 
can draw, and offering campus 
organizations an alumni advi- 
sor who can assist with access- 

ing "real world" expertise and 
resources. (If anyone has 
thoughts on these or other 
ideas, please contact David 
Cheung, SAA President) 

In addition, each year 
the OSA President, Senior 
Class President, and SAA 
President sit as ex officio mem- 
bers on the Alumni Board. 
And contrary to what seems to 
be popular belief, the Alumni 
Office is interested in future 
alumni as well as those who 
already possess their diplomas. 
Share your thoughts with us. 

The amount of aware- 
ness and respect for 
Oglethorpe's history (and 
therefore perspective on where 
Oglethorpe is going) to be 
gained from alumni is amaz- 
ing; and the excitement and 
pride about all of the changes 
and progress at Oglethorpe 
which talking with students 
engenders among alumni is a 
joy to see. I hope to see it 

As the time to welcome 
the Class of 1995 into the 
ranks of the Alumni Associa- 
tion draws near, my thanks go 
to Patrick Floyd for raising the 
issue of the connection be- 
tween past and present 
Oglethorpe students. I hope all 
students will see their years 
here as just the beginning of 
an evolving, lifelong relation- 
ship with Oglethorpe Univer- 




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May 8, 1995 

The Stormy PetreFs editor looks for writers 

By Kelly Holland 

Let's get straight to 
the point here. I 
know that this year 
wasn I uie greatest in Stormy 
Petrel history. I decided to 
take a look back to the very 
first issue that we produced 
this year and was stunned to 
see a whopping 48 staffers in 
the staff box, in addition to 1 5 
editorial positions. Where did 
you all go? There are now five 
editorial positions and we've 
managed to scrounge up some 
ten or so faithfiil staffers who 

rough times. 

For those of you who 
used to attend our Tuesday 
afternoon meetings, 1 know 
that things with the paper came 
to an abrupt halt. We fell be- 
hind in production and a sense 
of apathy spread throughout 
the staff like wildfire. I under- 
stand the frustration that many 
of you might have felt towards 
the end of first semester, I felt 
it too. As a staffer, I felt like 
there was nothing I could do 
to get the paper back on its fe^. 

Christmas break 

brought with it great changes 
for the Petrel. Ryan Queen 

Chief and by some strange 
twist of fate, I was offered the 
position. The editorial staff 
was completely revanped and 
we were determined to change 
the attitudes regarding the pa- 
per. Between 5 editors and a 
minimal number of staffers, 
we produced the first paper of 
the spring semester. Time 
passed and we managed 
(barely) to produce 6 more 
outstanding issues (including 
this one) on time and into the 
hands of the Oglethorpe com- 
munity. Many, many thanks 
to those of you who worked to 
accomplish this, including 

stuck with us through the stepped down as Editor-in- Mike Beran, Daryl Brooks, 

Graduation for everyone? 

student laments existing tiousing policy 

By Heather Carlen 
Features Editor 

Oglethorpe prides 
itself on its com- 
mitment to fostering a strong 
sense of community among its 
students and faculty. Organi- 
zations like the Residence Hall 
Association sponsor wonder- 
ful events such as 
Lawnapolooza (or, as it be- 
came known due to rain, 
Schmidtstock), where resi- 
dents played Twister and 
jumped on a Space Bounce, all 
in the name of "commu- 
nity."We flock to Casino Night 
and Midnight Breakfast, even 
if it is held at 10 p.m. We 
brave insects, allergies, and 
sunburns to attend Stomp the 
Lawn and glory in food, fun, 
and music. Some of us even 
come to Awards Night to re- 
ceive awards or to watch our 
friends receive honors. We 
play frisbee on the Upper 
Quad together. We sleep in the 
24-Hour Room together. On- 
campus students participate in 
what one friend called "the 
longest slumber party you will 
ever attend" - shared experi- 
ences with roommates and 
suitemates. Some students 
might complain about the lack 
of community on the 
Oglethorpe campus, but my 

reply to them is: "you obvi- 
ously haven't been actively 
looking for it." I have found 
it And I am sublimely happy 
with it. . 

However, this seems not 
to apply to the most basic of 
Oglethorpe, and indeed, uni- 
versity, achievements. What 
are we all, in the end, here for? 
A diploma. Graduation lurks 
in the ftiture for all of us, even 
for the prospects who inno- 
cently tour Oglethorpe's cam- 
pus, certain tliat "four years" 
is an eternity. We know it is 
not. What dispels our fears of 
graduation? What heiglitens 
our sense of joy and fiilfilment 
at a task well done? Rumors. 
Innuendo. And for those who 
are lucky enough to live in the 
Atlanta area, perhaps atten- 

For myself, and for 
countless others who live in 
other states or other parts of 
Georgia, we will never attend 
an Oglethorpe graduation ex- 
cept our own. And, I will as- 
sure you, tliat is not my choice 
to stay away. Tliis year, I am 
politely told to be out of my 
dorm on May 10. No excep- 
tions. Graduation, you might 
note, is May 13. 

My suitemate will 
graduate on May 1 1, 1996. I 
will be quietly ejected from my 
dorm room on May 8, 1996. 

At tliat time, I will have lived 
with her for two years and 
shared some of the best times 
of my life so far, certainly, the 
"longest slumber party" 1 have 
ever attended! Although 1 do 
want to see her, finally, trium- 
phantly, receive her diploma, 
I have no option to stay. Her 
home will be full of proud fam- 
ily; my college-student bud- 
get will not permit me to stay 
in a hotel for four nights. 
Other friends and acquaintan- 
ces will leave Oglelliorpe, and 
perhaps me, behind forever. I 
am somehow denied the op- 
portunity to see them in their 
ultimate glory and triumph, at 
the key moment where they 
cease to become "students" 
and become "alumni." 

Would it kill anyone to 
let me stay four more nights 
and watch tliem graduate? To 
let all the Oglethorpe under- 
classmen remain in their dor- 
mitories until after Com- 

"Community" is an 
empty term until we as stu- 
dents of Ogletliorpe Unversity 
are permitted to participate in 
and support each other in ev- 
ery aspect of education, from 
freshman orientation to exam- 
time stress to graduation. Un- 
til then. University is doing 
itself and especially its stu- 
dents, a grand disservice. 

Ryan Brown, Patrick Floyd, 
John Knight, Dave Leach, 
Dunn Neugebauer, Brian 
McNulty, Helen Quinones, 
Dan Sandin, Chris Smith, 
Tharius Sumter, and Laura 
Williams. All of you are much 

As for the rest of you 
once-upon-a-time staffers, we 
hope that you will reconsider 
coming back next fall to write 
your hearts out for us. This is 
a good paper, but it could be 
an outstanding paper if more 
people were interested and 
cared about it... we can't do it 
alone. Take this summer to 
relax, flip through some old 
issues, and remember how 
much fun you had on the 
Stormy Petrel staff. Hope- 
fully, the summer will prove to 
be a rejuvenating one and all 
of you wonderful writers and 
photographers will, once 
again, come and contribute to 
the paper. Maybe we can even 
bring pizza back to the meet- 
ings! We hope that you will 
be excited about returning and 
look forward to seeing you 
next year. Also, for your in- 
formation, there is much room 
for advancement within the 
paper. If you are interested in 
an editorial position, we will 
be more than happy to talk 
about the possibilities! 

And for those who never 
contributed to the paper, we 
know you're out there. It 
seems odd that on a campus 

with a steadily growing num- 
ber of communications majors 
we have to beg people to write 
for us. Don't give us excuses 
about being busy or not hav- 
ing enough time... my sched- 
ule is just as hectic as yours. 
If you like to write, then come 
join us! We are not overbear- 
ing ogres who demand that 
you write four stories every 
issue; you are encouraged to 
write about things that inter- 
est you when you can take the 
time. And if we had more 
staffers, the work needed to 
produce a sixteen-page issue 
could very easily be distrib- 

If you enjoy reading this 
paper, and wait every other 
week with baited breath for its 
distribution, then you should 
be writing or taking pictures 
for us... it's as simple as that 
Heather, Chopper, Jason, 
Kate, and myself (along with 
the aforementioned) are not 
doing this paper thing for our- 
selves or our health... we do it 
for you, the student and the 
reader. We cannof continue to 
barely put together eight-page 
papers, which we have had to 
do for most of the semester as 
opposed to the regular sixteen- 
pager. We don t have the writ- 
ers to share the load and to be 
honest, we're getting quite 
frustrated with it If you can 
write and you want to be a part 
of our team, then come and 
offer your help. We need you. 

(Dr. Hetfierington: 

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wovM[il<;efoTijou to Iqww 

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are in ourtfiougfitsandprayers. 

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current Cy unJeryoiJiy treatment. 

Mays, 1995 


Page 5 

Hey breeder: Who, and what, is homosexual 

Name witheld by request 

What is a homo 
sexual? Ho 
mose)Cual: "at- 
tracted sexually to members of 
one's own sex; of or pertain- 
ing to homosexuality, a homo- 
sexual person." 

This is what Random 
House Webster's Dictionary 
says homosexual means; 
pretty dry and basic sounding 
if you ask me. Can a dictionary 
truly define homosexuality? 
Can anyone? Is it really so 
basic? The answer can always 
boil down to one simple point; 
it depends. Many people have 
different ways of perceiving 
homosexuality. Some would 
say the physical attraction is 
all there is to being a homo- 
sexual. Others would say there 
is much more involved, such 
as lifestyle, culture, or even 
mannerisms. Some are narrow 
minded, others are quite open 
minded. Some are sickened by 
tlie thought of it, others revel 
in it 

One thing has to be agreed on 
by all people though: a homo- 
sexual is sexually attracted to 
members ofhis or her own sex. 
It indeed can be defmed that 
basically since that is how ba- 
sic the word itself is derived. 
However, that leaves a lot of 
ground open. It does not say 
that homosexuals act on their 
attractions or even enjoy the 
idea of it. It does not say that 
they even want to be that way. 
I know people like this, they 
do exist. It does not even an- 
swer a question many people 
still debate: is homosexuality 
a choice or is it a biological 
trait? (Although, I think, if it 
is described as a sexual attrac- 
tion, then it is definitely a bio- 
logical function. Or, as one 
friend of mine says: "you think 
I choose to be gay?" It causes 
him enough stress knowing he 
is gay.) These statements may 
confuse the average reader due 
to their stereotype of homo- 
sexuals as effeminate, promis- 
cuous, diseased domestics for 
men, or masculine, feminist, 
violent grunts for women. To 
me stereotypes are a form of 
humor, a way to laugh at your- 
self and others without mean- 
ing any harm. There is little 
room for political correctness 

in my world, so I hope no one 
takes offense by anything writ- 
ten in this article. You can 
laugh at others only if you can 
laugh at yourself. And inten- 
tions are everything, you can 
say something and intend it to 
be humorous and then say the 
same thing to someone else 
and mean it to be spiteful. 

What homosexuality is 
and what it means may be in- 
terpreted as two different 
things. What it is has been cov- 
ered, so then what does it 
mean? In my case it may be 
better to say what did it used 
to mean to me and what does 
it mean to me now. After all, 
times change, people change, 
and attitudes change. To me, 
homosexuality used to mean 
being alone, afraid, repressed, 
paranoid, unaccepted, and 
concealed. I was taught that it 
was wrong and grotesque, and 
certainly not approved of at 
all — things my family be- 
lieves. Being young and rebel- 
lious, and, of course, gay, these 
ideas were not accepted by me 
but, wanting to be loved by my 

family, for some odd reason, I 
said nothing and thus felt the 
solitude and paranoia as men- 
tioned earlier. But now things 
have changed somewhat. 
Since coming to college, I've 
learned not to fear the world. 
There are people that do accept 
homosexuality and do not care 
one way or the other if you are 
gay or not. The majority of 
America has opened their 
minds. Some would even say 
it is chic to be gay nowadays. 
Now, to me, homosexuality 
means being accepted for all 
of me, having friends to talk 
to about it, flaunting it for the 
humor value, still tryingto find 
"Mr Right", and being stylish. 
At least one thing has not 
changed though: secrecy to my 
family. If they ever find out, it 
will be a long time from now. 
Somehow I still do not think 
they would accept the idea too 

Given the homosexual stereo- 
type, I'm not too sure how well 
I fit the category. I mean, does 
anyone completely fit into any 
stereotype? Everyone seems to 

have something about them 
that does not fit into a category. 
There are certain things about 
me that may fall under the gay 
image; I like shopping for 
clothes, decorating, cooking, 
stuffed animals, musicals, and 
art. There are also things about 
me that go against the stereo- 
type; I am not a sex fiend, I do 
not cross dress, I do not like 
sado-masochism, I do not hang 
out at bars, and I am not very 
effeminate. I'm not even very 
knowledgeable or experienced 
about the subject of homo- 
sex-uality. I just know what I 
am and what I feel. Should I 
know more? Maybe. Does it 
matter? Not particularly. 
These are indeed short answCTS 
but the only ones worth giv- 
ing, quite frankly. To me, ho- 
mosexuality is just another 
trait. It is no different than, say, 
my being male or being six feet 
tall. Given, it is not something 
that can be seen but it also does 
not change a person's person- 
ality or beliefs from what they 
already are. I do not believe the 
basic definition of homosexu- 

ality can be a conscious choice. 
A man can have sex with other 
men as much as he wants to, 
but if he is not physically at- 
tracted to any of them he is not 
a homosexual. 

So, what does this all mean? 
What is my point? A stereo- 
type is a generalization; it 
means very little. Every person 
is unique and has their own 
blend of characteristics. The 
terminology does not define 
the person. It is who you are 
and not what you are that is 
most important (even though 
there is nothing wrong with 
having pride in what you are). 
And this idea does not only 
apply to homosexuals but to 
all groups. There is no such 
thing as a "minority" or "ma- 
jority" anymore. Fag, cracker, 
fairy, spic, wop, feminazi, 
honkee, nigger, gook, chink, 
breeder, queen, mick, geek: 
they are only labels and they 
only hurt if you want them to. 
And remember, some of my 
best friends are breeders, and 
I say that with a smile. 

Letter to the Editor. . . 

Changes in Oglethorpe's alcohol policy 

lb the Editor: 

We have been asked to clarify the changes made this year on the alcohol policy as it relates to ofT-campus events;: 

sponsored by OS A Examples of tJie events in question include the Christmas Dance, Homecoming Formal, and the Seniof ■ 

In the past, a practice had developed whereby OSA would directly purchase alcohol frcsn their budget and serve beer or; 
wine (or airange for it to be served) free of charge to students attending the events. Such a practice carried with it the duty to 
card for legal drinking age, a responsibiity to refuse service to anyone who became intoxicated, and the potential liability; 
for the University and OSA for any problems that resulted in a lawsuit. The risks for problems and potential liability were;: 
simply too great to continue these arrangements. 

There are two issues that need to be resolved. First, it is not prudent within our risk management policy for University 
funds to be used to purchase alcohol to be served at a function where most of the attendees are underage. It is difficult, if not 
impossible, tomonitorthecrowdtobereasonably sure that laws governing alcohol are enforced and that individuals do not; 
become intoxicated. It was clear from information gathered over the years that considerable underage drinking occurred^;: 
many students became intoxicated, some were driving under the influence, and problems existed with crowd control. Fortu* ; 
nately, no lawsuits resulted. The University would have great difficulty in defending itself in court against a claim of ■ 
negligence where it could be shown that Oglethorpe was the direct source of the alcohol. 

The second issue concerns the past practice of serving, or making the alcohol available, free of charge. Our thought is that; 
individuals of legal age who wish to consume alcohol should be willing to purchase it The OSA budget should be used to rent 
a place for the function, arrange for transportation, provide catered food and refreshments, pay for music and entertainment, and; 
for any other items that can be enjoyed by everyone at the event. The alcohol, which is available to those of legal age who wisli; 
to drink, should be provided by the management of the establishment rented for the function, served by licensed bartenders, and 
sold at a reasonable price. The responsibiity for enforcing state laws, monitoring the consumption of alcohol served, and crowd 
control then rests with the rented establishment, not Oglethorpe. 

We have gone through a year oftransition, beginning the yearwith some ofthe old practices and ending the year with the 
new guidelines in place. Hopefully, this clarificationofwhathaschangedand why it is necessary to make the changes, will 
enable us to begin next year with a safer and more sensible risk management policy. 

Donald R. Moore, Dean of Community Life 

Marshall R. Nason, Associate Dean of Community Life 

Page 6 

Mays, 1995 


Major overhaul planned for Core Curriculum 

Core Committee plans "a distinctive course of study" for university 

Courtesy Core Committee 

The Core Committee 
this year is fiinctioning 
as a 'Strategic Com- 
mittee" for the pilot "Strategic 
Reaccreditation" process insti- 
tuted by the Southern Associa- 
tion. The charge from the 
Steering Committee to the 
Core Committee has its basis 
in the Strategic Plan and reads 
as follows: "The committee's 
report should specifically idai- 
tiiy the steps and resources 
necessary to keep the core as 
meaningful as possible 
through such devices as orien- 
tation of new faculty, common 
readings, faculty development 
activities, the acquisition of 
resources in support of the core 
(library, etc.), and maintaining 
a common theme for the core. " 
Since Spring of 1994, 
the Core Committee, in spite 
of a slightly shifting member- 
ship, has worked to identify 
weaknesses in the current core 
program in order to devise im- 
provements aimed at making 
"the core as meaningful as 
possible." What follows are 
the goals of the core program 
as these have been identified 
by the committee; the second 
document, "Liberal Education 
and the Core Curriculum at 
Oglethorpe University" is the 
mission statement for the new 
Goals for the Core Program 

1. To provide students with a 
common learning experience 

Having all Oglethorpe 
students take the same core 
courses at the same point in 
their college careers, reflecting 
on the same ideas, and read- 
ing many of the same texts 
would put us one important 
step closer to fostering a real 
community of learners, pro- 
viding an opportunity for stu- 
dents to discuss important 
ideas and texts both inside and 
outside the classroom with all 
students who are at the same 
point in their academic careeis. 

2. To arrange for an inte- 
grated learning experience. 

The courses in the core 
need to bui Id upon one another 

in a sequence that models for 
students a way of making 
sense of the individual courses 
they take, demonstrating 
through the core's interdisci- 
plinary ways of integrating in- 
formation and making it one's 

3. To create a core that is 
possible, that is, a core which 

courses among those faculty 
who regularly teach in the pro- 
gram and will provide for the 
orientation of new faculty who 
come into the program. 
4. To create a core which 
does not consist of first couises 
in any major 

Instead of courses in the 
major, core courses should 

core program should require 
students to exercise their men- 
tal capabilities and test their 
critical abilities while motivat- 
ing them to pursue ideas fur- 
ther on their own and through 
additional courses in major 
fields of study. 

6. To create a distinctive 
course of study that provides 

About the Core Section 

The Storwy Petrel 

wishes to make the discussion of the new Core, 

and other changes to Oglethorpe as a University, 

open to student debate and input. 

For this reason, we have decided to make 

primary sources on the Core 

readily available to all students. 

The courses described to the right 

are only working models, and not 

necessarily the courses that will be implemented. 

None of the sources have been edited in any way. 

Please take the time to read 

the materials available on the Core Curriculum, 

and thoughtfully discuss the matter 

with your professors and your peers. 

The University belongs to all of us. 

can be taught by the full-time 

A core that can be taught 
by full-time faculty assures 
students of instruction by care- 
fiilly screened faculty and the 
availability of these faculty for 
discussion and inquiry outside 
the classroom. A core devel- 
oped and delivered by full- 
time faculty also allows for 
faculty to meet on a regular 
basis to share Information 
about core courses and teach- 
ing strategies. A faculty devel- 
opment fund for those who 
teach in the core (a provision 
of the -Strategic Plan) will en- 
courage continuous sharing of 
information about core 

constitute a separate cumcu- 
lum, a second major for stu- 
dents, a seventh division in 
which all full-time faculty can 
eventually participate. In ad- 
dition, the core should provide 
a soft of introduction to the 
academic life of college that 
win be usefiil to pursuing ad- 
ditional scholarly interests, re- 
gardless of a student's eventual 
choice of specialty. 
5. To create a core which 
promotes facility with the writ- 
ten word. 

We assume that each 
core course will feature fre- 
quent and rigorous writing as- 
signments and the reading of 
challenging primary texts. The 

an Institutional Identity for 
Oglethorpe University. 

A clear, cohesive, and 
carefully designed core pro- 
gram should become part of 
the public Image of the school 
and a promotional feature 
which attracts students to the 

7. To provide a scholarly 
focus for co-curricular activi- 
ties on the campus. 

A common learning ex- 
perience that features Ideas 
and texts familiar to all the stu- 
dents on the campus can be- 
come a kind of lingua franca 
that overflows into campus life 
outside the classroonx Lecture 
series, radio programs, essay 

contests. Geek Week activities, 
museum exhibitions, library 
displays should all be used as 
ways of exploring further the 
ideas introduced to students in 
core classes. 

liberal Education and the 
Core Curriculum at 
Oglethorpe University 

Oglethorpe University is 
committed to providing a 
broad, comprehensive liberal 
education for all of its students, 
regardless of major The 
University's Core Curriculum, 
a sequence of integrated, inter- 
dlscipllnary courses. Is the 
clearest expression of that 
commitment. Staffed by fac- 
ulty from a wide variety of dis- 
ciplines, the program seeks to 
equip students with the follow- 
ing skills: 

1. The ability to think, 
read, and communicate effec- 
tively Instilled through fre- 
quent and rigorous writing as- 
signments and the reading of 
challenging primary texts. 

2. An understanding, as 
well as a critical appreciation, 
of how great minds generate 
knowledge and challenge the 
ideas of others. 

3. The ability to initiate 
and sustain meaningful discus- 
sion about matters fundamen- 
tal to understanding who we 
are and how we have come to 
think about ourselves (Human 
Nature and the Idea of the 
Self), about particular fonns of 
social, political, and economic 
relations (Human Nature and 
the Social Order), and the par- 
ticular human Institutions that 
groups of individuals in the 
West have created, developed 
and sustained (Human Nature 
and Western Institutions). 

The Core Curriculum 
provides only a beginning for 
the investigation of significant 
ideas. At the completion of the 
Oglethorpe core program, stu- 
dents will not have final an- 
swers; ratlier they will have a 
multiplicity of ways of know- 
ing and experiencing the 
world. The program is de- 
signed to foster in students a 
love a learning and a desire to 
continue learning throughout 
their lives. 

Mays, 1995 



Proposed structure for new Core courses 

Courtesy Core Committee 

Core Sequence I: Hu 
man Nature and the 
Idea of the Self 
Course Description: We are 
individual people, and we have 
no reason to believe that we 
haven 't always thought of our- 
selves first and foremost as in- 
dividuals with a keen sense of 
our own personal identities. 
But even the most shallow ac- 
quaintance with the cultures of 
the Far East suggests to us that 
not every culture has valued 
the individual self as highly as 
we do. In fact, some authors 
(Colin Morris, The Discovery 
of the Individual. 1050-1200. 
for example) argue that the 
West "has developed this sense 
of individuality to an extent 
exceptional among the civili- 
zations of the world. In primi- 
tive societies the training of the 
child is usually directed to his 
learning the traditions of the 
tribe, so that he may find his 
identity, not in anything pecu- 
liar to himself, but in the com- 
mon mind of his people" (p. 1). 
Though we think of ancient 
Greece as the birthplace of our 
own culture, Morris points out 
that their language was rich in 
words expressing community, 
but they had no expression for 
"individual person" (Mon and 
woman were there, but no 
word emphasizing the indi- 
vidual or the self) And though 
the development of Western 
culture owes much to a figure 
like Aristotle, Morris reminds 
us that Aristotle begins his de- 
liberations about society with 
the "polls," the community, 
while later Western political 
philosophers, like Hobbes, 
Locke, and Rousseau begin 
with the individual, whose 
rights preexist and pre-empt 
those of any society to which 
the individual may belong. 
Content and Methodology: 
Reading and writing 
critically is a primary goal of 
the course. Critical thinking 
and critical writing are insepa- 
rable. The course will be writ- 
ing intensive, featuring four 
papers of three to five pages in 
length each semester. The goal 
of this course is to invite the 

students to read and thought- 
fully consider the question of 
human subjectivity and the 
particular ways it develops and 
expresses itself in the West. 
The texts for the course are 
principally narratives of con- 
fession and/or self-examina- 
tion, biography, autobiogra- 
phy, or fictional biography, in- 
vestigations of how we know 
the self or how the self knows 

This two-semester se- 
quence will be anchored by 
four tex1s — two each semes- 
ter — that will be read and stud- 
ied in all sections of tlie course. 
The ideas generated by these 
texts will inform discussion of 
related texts chosen from 
among a list of options sug- 
gested by tliose who teach the 
course. The attached list pro- 
vides an example of the kind 
of 'spoke and wheel" approach 
which will be employed in text 
selection for the course. 

Faculty: This course 
will be taught principally by 
full-time faculty members in 
English and Philosophy. It 
may, at some point, include an 
art historian. 

Core Sequence II: Human 
Nature and the Social Or da- 
Course Description: This 
course builds upon the first 
core sequence by examining 
the way in which individual 
actions and theories about 
them produce a social and po- 
litical order The notion of the 
individual self examined in the 
first year gives way in this se- 
quence to the question of what 
human nature is and can be 
and how it ought to inform the 
way human beings live in 
communities. It examines the 
impact society has on the char- 
acter of the individual and the 
individual 's character on soci- 
ety. In short, students are asked 
to consider how customs, laws, 
accepted practices, and other 
regularities of behavior come 
to be, whether they be the re- 
sult of the people seeking a 
particular lofty end, or the un- 
intended consequence of ac- 
tions taken by people seeking 
private ends. 

This course raises with stu- 
dents a host of important ques- 

tions about the character of 
human beings and their social, 
political, and economic envi- 
ronment Do individuals come 
together and decide what is 
good for them? Should their 
social life promote long life? 
Wealth? Freedom? Knowl- 
edge? Spirituality? How much 
certainty regarding human 
purposes is attainable and de- > 
sirable? These are the kinds of 
questions students in the two- 
semester sequence are urged to 
Content and Methodology: 

This two-semester se- 
quence is anchored by ap- 
proximately eight texts — four 
each semester — that are read 
and studied in all sections of 
the course. The ideas gener- 
ated by these texts inform dis- 
cussion of related texts chosen 
fi-om among a list of options 
suggested by those who teach 
the course. 

Critical reading and 
writing are prominent features 
of this course as well. Papers 
will be assigned in all sections 
of the course, and sections are 
kept small enough to encour- 
age discussion. 

Faculty: This course is tauglit 
principally by full-time faculty 
members in the social sciences, 
namely politics, sociology, and 

Core Sequence III: Human 
Nature and Institutions in 
the West 

Course Description: The 
purpose of this course is to 
explore the reciprocal relation 
between ideas and institutions. 
Western ideas of subjectivity 
(Core Sequence I) and com- 
munity (Core Sequence II) 
converge in human institu- 
tions, four of which will be 
studied in depth in this two- 
semester course. The idea here 
is to consider the way in which 
Western thought about the self, 
the way in which human be- 
ings form communities, and 
the purposes for which they 
form them come together in the 
actual creation of new and dis- 
tinct institutions. Following 
immediately upon the heels of 
the "Human Nature and the 
Social Order" sequence, this 
two-semester course will ex- 

plore what happens vAiea ideas 
and theories are implemented. 
What sorts of institutions do 
these ideas generate? 
In addition to the history of 
how a concept is put into prac- 
tice, this course will examine 
how our participation in and 
commitment to institutions 
shapes the way we think and 
the way we live. 
Content and Methodology: 
This two-semester se- 
quence will feature reading of 
and writing about primary 
texts related to the develop- 
ment of four (4) distinct insti- 
tutions in the West. These 
might include Christianity, 
Science, Limited Government, 
Education, Ethnic Identity. 
Other institutions might be 
studied, depending upon the 
interest and expertise of the 
faculty teaching the course. 
Faculty: This course will be 
the most truly interdisciplinary 
course in the new core. Fac- 
ulty members (with the excep- 
tion of those teaching else- 
where in the core or commit- 
ted to major programs which 
would be jeopardized by their 
faculties teaching in the core) 
from all disciplines might 
teach this course. We will need 
to offer approximately ten sec- 
tions of the course each term. 
The specialties of participating 
faculty might include psychol- 
ogy, science, history, educa- 
tion, art, music. 

The key to the operation 
of this course sequence lies in 
its organization, which will be 
different from the organization 
of the previous two core 
courses. The class, i.e., all 
third-year students, will be di- 
vided in half, instruction of 
each half being the responsi- 
bility of a team of five faculty 
from diverse disciplines, who 
will work together. The course 
will meet twice or three times 
a week; one of those meetings 
each week or possibly every 
other week will consist of a 
lecture to one half of the third- 
year students. The rest of the 
class sessions will be discus- 
sion sections, each led by an 
individual faculty member 
who is part of the five-mem- 
ber team. Each team should 

contain at least one faculty 
member trained to provide dis- 
ciplinary insights into at least 
one of the major institutions 
under study as well as a narra- 
tive of the history of its devel- 
opment. Other faculty mem- 
bers teaching the course but 
lacking detailed expertise in 
this specific area would be able 
to supplement the lecture with 
additional texts or materials to 
fiirther explore the theme from 
their own perspective with 
their seminar group. (Remem- 
ber that only two major insti- 
tutions will be studied each 

Because of the disparate 
nature of the disciplinary train- 
ing of faculty teaching in this 
sequence, faculty development 
opportunities will be most 
definitely needed in planning 
and executing this course. 
Organization: One half of the 
third-year students will meet 
on Mondays and Wednesdays; 
the other half on Tuesdays and 
Thursdays. They could be 
scheduled for the same times, 
but this is not a requirement. 
Having the sections organized 
in this fashion would enable at 
least some of the instructors 
(particularly those with needed 
expertise) to teach in both 

Example: Possible theme 
and central text: 
First semester 

Science: Kuhn, The Struc- 
ture of Scientific Revolutions 
Religion: W. James, Variet- 
ies of Religious Experience 
Second semester 
Ethnicity: Mallory, In 
Search of the Indo-Europe- 

Education: Vico, On the 
Study Methods of Our Time 
Graduation Requirements: 
Courses seven and eight 
required of all students will be 
"Great Ideas of Modem Math- 
ematics," which can be taken 
by students whenever they are 
mathematically prepared for 
the course, and a laboratory 
science course, which would 
become a requirement when 
such a course can feasibly be 
required of all Oglethorpe stu- 



Maya, 1995 

Insigths into the perceptions of Oglethorpe: 


Wliile Oglethorpe 
University has 
made substantial 
progress toward becoming a 
fust rate liberal arts college, 
several problons and obstacles 
remain. In response to a de- 
mand for an objective assess- 
ment of Oglethorpe's problems 
from the point of view of stu- 
dents and faculty, the Young 
Alumni Club board conducted 
research regarding capital con- 
cerns, faculty issues, adminis- 
tration issues, the role of 
alumni, and issues regarding 
the curriculum: Four focus 
groups were conducted among 
students and over a fifth of the 
faculty answered questions for 
this study. 


o Students live in housing that 
is poorly maintained and needs 
serious renovation 
Students believe the dining 
facilities to be unsanitary and 
want competition 
o Faculty and students alike 
want a fully networked cam- 
pus now 

o Students see the Human Na- 
ture sequence as an absolute 

o Faculty see the Human Na- 
ture sequence as a success 
o Students see no cohesion in 
the core and believe it fails in 
its purpose 

o Faculty and students both 
agree that Oglethorpe needs 
more full time faculty 
o Both students and faculty 
believe adjuncts are causing 
serious quality problems 
o Students want to keep the S 
X 3 system. Faculty want a 4 x 
4 system 

o Students and Faculty agree 
the administration is approach- 

o Students and Faculty agree 
the administration limits the 
information released 
o PR is seen as highly success- 
fill locally but a failure nation- 


o Admissions is seen as admit- 
ting passive students and 
present a false image of OU 
o Students see Students Ser- 
vices such as the Career Cen- 
ter as inadequate 

o Alumni are perceived as hav- 
ing abandon Oglethorpe 
o Students want an effective 
mentoring program in place as 
soon as possible 

o Faculty and Students both 
perceive honorary organiza- 
tions as ineffective 
o OSA is perceived purely as 
an organization that doles out 

o APO is seen as the one orga- 
nization that actually produces 

Students are glad to have the 
fraternities on campus, though 
faculty are concerned 

o Oglethoq)e needs to treat stu- 
dents more like customers 
o The Professorial is seen as 
the most valuable asset the 
school has 

o Students and Faculty believe 
Oglethorpe must simulta- 
neously improve in all areas 


Oglethorpe University has 
clearly made substantial 
strides toward becoming a first 
rate Liberal Arts university. 
The quality of its students has 
risen, the number of faculty 
has increased, and new facili- 
ties are slowly coming on line. 
Yet, Ogletliorpe University's 
students and faculty have some 
serious concerns. Oglethorpe 
continues to go through a rapid 
period of upheaval, and 
changes are being made the 
will affect the course of 
Oglethorpe's future and deter- 
mine the kind of school it will 
be. The Young Alumni Club 
sees a need to inform the com- 
munity as to the opinions of 
those who will be most af- 
fected by the changes afoot. 
Current students will soon be- 
come young alumni, and as tlie 
primary customers of 
Oglethorpe they are most 

readily aware of the quality of 
the education they are receiv- 
ing. The faculty are the pri- 
mary service providers within 
Oglethorpe, and their percep- 
tions of what is required to 
meet the demands of the com- 
petitive marketplace in educa- 
tion are extremely pertinent. 

■ This report outlines the result 
of discussions with over 20% 
of the faculty and results of 
interviews with four focus 
groups of students. All those 
participating were told in ad- 
vance that tlieir participation 
would remain anonymous. In 
all discussions and interviews, 
tlie same general topic areas 
were discussed and the results 
are outlined below. They in- 
clude capital concerns, faculty 
assessment, student assess- 
ment, curriculum assessment, 
administration assessment, 
university image, the and the 
role of alumni. 


The chief concern among stu- 
dents in three focus groups was 
for the creation of an indepen- 
dently managed restaurant on 
campus to compete with the 
current dining hall. Students 
want a facility that is open long 
hours and late into the night. 
The Bomb Shelter is consid- 
ered inadequate for this pur- 
pose. Further they are con- 
cerned about sanitary condi- 
tions witliin tlie current facil- 
ity. One student claimed that 
the dining hall had received 
warnings regarding health and 
safety violations during the 
current contract. The students 
believe that bringing in a com- 
pany such as Starbucks to di- 
rectly compete with DAK A 
would force improvement in 
the current service and provide 
an alternative to going off 
campus. Nearly all students 
said that eating out consumed 
the largest share of the money 
they made. 

Students and faculty expressed 
grave concern over the upkeep 
and maintenance of the current 
dormitories. Apparently, the 

dormitories are in substantial 
disrepair. Leaking pipes, fall- 
ing ceilings, and shoddy re- 
pairs seem to be the norm, not 
the exception. The piping sys- 
tem is apparently particularly 
bad, and has resulted in leaks 
that have caused walls to 
crumble and fixtures to crack 
open under the pressure. 

Faculty and two focus groups 
also want a campus that is 
fully networked with internet 
access from their rooms now. 
Students and faculty believe 
that Oglethorpe's lack of an on 
campus electronic mail system 
and lack of internet access 
from their offices and rooms 
are costing the school dearly. 
Students believe that lack of 
access makes the school less 
attractive to perspective stu- 
dents and that they are not be- 
ing prepared for work in the 
business community when 
they get out. Faculty com- 
mented that lack of internet 
access and E mail makes the 
school less attractive as a 
workplace and also echoed 
student concerns regarding 

There was disagreement 
among students over whether 
a new arts building should pre- 
cede the building of a new sci- 
ence center. Faculty however, 
seem united behind the science 
building and securing the 
funds its first rate construction. 


Students were of mixed opin- 
ion of what the size of the core 
should be, however, there was 
universal consensus that the 
Human Nature and the Social 
Order class was of no use to 
them. Human nature is 
thought to be simply an intro- 
duction to antiquarian politi- 
cal philosophy. Students do 
not believe they gain any real 
insight into the modem work- 
ings of politics and come away 
with no understanding of the 
tools of economics. The fac- 
ulty believe that Human Na- 
ture is the most successful ele- 
ment of the core. For faculty. 

it is upheld as the one class 
series in which a number of 
different disciplines are mixed. 

Students feel that core classes 
are not connected by any of the 
five questions, and because 
they perceive no connection 
between the classes, students 
are concerned that there is not 
more choice among available 
classes. In two focus g"oups, 
the history requirement was 
singled out as being too gen- 
eral and not of interest. For 
many students, it repeats their 
high school experience. Stu- 
dents want to have a variety of 
history classes offered rather 
than just the strict sequence. 

Students believe that core 
classes and major classes 
should be separate. In three 
focus groups, students of var- 
ied majors complained that the 
English core requirement pe- 
nalizes English majors. For 
while literature students are 
there to discuss and feast on the 
value of literature, many stu- 
dents are there because of re- 
quirements. Students pointed 
out that in majors such as Eco- 
nomics, this was not the case. 

Faculty and students alike are 
both concerned at the lack of 
full time faculty and the num- 
ber of adjuncts teaching. 
Nearly all faculty expressed 
concern over their inability to 
teach as many upper level 
classes as they would like due 
to core demands. In areas with 
two semester core sequences 
the demands on the faculty are 
such that between half and 
three quarters of a professor's 
classroom time is being dedi- 
cated to core classes. This 
leaves very little room to pay 
attention to the majors in a 
given area. 

Students are dismayed with the 
quality of adjuncts. Adjuncts 
are seen as a way to guarantee 
a good grade without having 
to work as hard, and students 
take adjuncts in subject areas 
they do not like. Students in 
two groups suggested that ad- 
juncts be prohibited from 

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Page 9 


A study of campus life by Young Alumni Club 

teaching any upper level 
classes. Both students and 
Faculty thought the size of the 
faculty should roughly double. 

This ties directly into the 
movement to go to a 3 class, 4 
hour teaching load for faculty 
and 4 class, 4 hour load for stu- 
dents. The faculty interviewed 
expressed strong support for it, 
while students in all groups 
were almost universally op- 
posed to the system. Faculty 
desire the system because they 
believe they have no time for 
professional development. 
"You either have to be a work- 
a-holic or do no research.", 
said one professor. Both ten- 
ured and non tenured faculty 
believe that the tenure system 
has become arbitrary. Faculty 
are being told that they need 
to advance the research in their 
fields to gamer tenure while 
the ofiicial requirements and 
schedules do not mention or 
provide resources for such ad- 

Students wish to keep the 5 
class by 3 hour system as they 
fear the number of choices in 
classes will decline. In all four 
groups students complained 
that there were not enough 
upper level alternatives al- 
ready. They believe going to 
a 4 by 4 system will further 
limit their chances of gaining 
higher level experience in vari- 
ous areas of their major 

Both faculty and students be- 
lieve adding more full time 
tenure track faculty is the only 
way to solve their problem. 

The arts program at 
Oglethorpe University is of 
serious concern to students. In 
all four focus groups, students 
raised questions about coordi- 
nation of policy between vi- 
sual and performing arts and 
also expressed concern that too 
many classes in the visual arts 
were taught by adjuncts. Stu- 
dents also pointed out that 
classes in music and the visual 

arts focused to heavily on pro- 
duction and not enougli in un- 
derstanding. In two groups, 
students pointed out tliat they 
were unprepared for the Geek 
Week Science Building De- 
sign Competition as there were 
no architectural programs of- 
fered at Oglethorpe. 


The administration at 
Oglethorpe is perceived by 
both students and faculty as 
approachable. However, there 
is a consensus that the upper 
administration is operating 
beliind closed doors. Both stu- 
dents and faculty feel they are 
not given adequate influence 
in the decision making pro- 
cess. Both also believe that the 
administration does not release 
the complete facts on many 
matters, offering only positive 
information if at all possible. 

With regard to public percep- 
tion of the Oglethorpe, there is 
some mixed opinion. It is clear 
that Oglethorpe's PR depart- 
ment has successfully placed 
the school in the Atlanta area. 
Students and faculty alike be- 
lieve the riglit message has 
gotten out, but it hasn't gotten 
very far. Students in more than 
one group said there is a slo- 
gan among tliem; "We're from 
Oglethorpe, we've never heard 
of you either." Both also agree 
that Oglethorpe's reputation 
beyond Atlanta is virtually 
non-existent, and that PR 
needs to focus on developing 
a fir^ rate national opinion. 

Admissions is getting mixed 
reviews. Many faculty said 
that good quality students are 
coming in, but that tliey are 
passive. Students in three 
groups said that they felt de- 
ceived once they matriculated. 
As perspectives, they were told 
things were going to be of 
higher qual ity than they turned 
out to be. Students said that 
they were shown the library 
and told that all facilities were 

of the same standard and qual- 
ity. Students also said they 
were told that their financial 
aid burdens would not rise at 
an accelerated rate once here. 

All four focus groups and 
many of the faculty believe 
that the student services de- 
partment is inadequate. Many 
of the campus rules are seen 
as out of date and their en- 
forcement is seen as highly se- 
lective. Further, students and 
faculty alike feel career ser- 
vices is not working. Both stu- 
dents and faculty pointed out 
that there is no long term ca- 
reer placement assistance and 
no one could ever remember a 
large company coming to 
Oglethorpe on a recruiting 


Students and Faculty are dis- 
appointed with Ogletliorpe's 
alumni. Students perceive the 
alumni as failing to bring dis- 
tinction to the university. They 
believe the alumni have an 
obligation to make the school 
well known and respected. 
Both the faculty and the stu- 
dents believe alumni do not 
give enough money or require 
that the money be given to- 
ward the right things. Both 
students and faculty question 
alumni priorities. The 
Schmidt Center was offered as 
an example ofbuilding wanted 
accessories, but ignoring more 
primary needs. Faculty and 
students also believe that most 
alumni have no loyalty to the 
school and don't care about it. 
Students bel ieve that the cause 
of this apathy is that 
Oglethorpe does not cultivate 
loyalty among its students or 
instill a sense of pride regard- 
ing the school. Students per- 
ceive that alumni have not 
been asked to participate in 
broad and meaningful ways. 
In three groups, a mentoring 
program was alluded to, but no 
student knew a participant. 
Students believe that having a 

voluntary and successful 
mentoring program would 
make a great impact 

Campus Organizations 

Students and faculty alike say 
very few campus organiza- 
tions are effective. APO was 
the only example of an orga- 
nization cited by all four 
groups as effective, but APO 
members question this. The 
Fraternities are also seen as 
having made a major contri- 
bution to keeping social life 
focused on campus, but many 
facuhy expressed reservations 
about tying social status to the 
Greek system. 

Students and Faculty alike in- 
dicated that honorary organi- 
zations such as Phi Alpha 
Theta and ODK are largely 
irrelevant and that they do not 
live up to their potential. 
Honoraries are perceived as 
being chosen on the basis of 
friendships rather than on 
merit and are not seen as pro- 
viding either social or intellec- 
tual leadership on campus. All 
four focus groups also agree 
that OSA was simply an orga- 
nization that handed out 


There is an almost universal 
perception among students and 
faculty that Oglethorpe talks 
a good game and poses well for 
the camera but has an ugly 
underbelly. From the faculty 
and all four focus groups came 
the comment tliat Oglethorpe 
talks about quality but really 
does not care about it Stu- 
dents do not feel that 
Oglethorpe treats them as cus- 
tomers or take their concerns 
seriously. The problems in 
maintaining the dorms, the 
lack of food alternatives, and 
the fact that the Library closes 
at 10:00 pm were cited by all 
groups as evidence of this. 

The faculty and the members 

of the focus groups view the 
students and alumni as apa- 
thetic to the cause of develop- 
ing a stronger and better 
known top notch liberal arts 
college. Students believe 
alumni are not giving enough, 
and when they give they are 
giving the wrong things. Stu- 
dents see themselves as being 
lulled into apathy as informa- 
tion on the school 's progress is 
unavailable and perceived to 
be under spin control. 

The administration is largely 
seen as the cause of this. Fac- 
ulty perceive the administra- 
tion as making arbitrary deci- 
sions without permitting ad- 
equate influence while the stu- 
dents believe they are left out 
of all processes until they can 
only be a rubber stamp. 

The most important issue for 
faculty is adding more of them. 
They also want more class- 
room space and better tools, 
such as internet access and re- 
search time. Students want all 
the above, as well as their 
dorms and other facilities to be 
maintained. They believe that 
money currently going to land 
scaping and the like could be 
put to this purpose. 

All parties agree that 
Oglethorpe has excellent pro- 
fessors that can provide a first 
rate education to fu^ rate stu- 
dents. They also agreethatthe 
school does not yet have the 
tools to do it Faculty and Stu- 
dents share in common the be- 
lief that Oglethorpe needs to 
increase its faculty, improve its 
facilities, wire its campus, de- 
mand more of its alumni, and 
instill a better sense of pride in 
its students. To do tliis, stu- 
dents will need to be less pas- 
sive, faculty will need to do 
more research, and the admin- 
istration will need to change its 
image from being willing to 
listen to being open to influ- 

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Mays, 1995 

OSA announces 1995-96 officers, senators 

By Kelly Holland 

The results are in! 

The officers of the Oglethorpe 
Student Association for the 
1995-1996 school year are: 
President, Jen Fowler; Vice 
President, Kim Worley, Secre- 
tary, Kelly Holland; Treasurer, 
Randy Roberson; Parliamen- 

tarian, Michael Billingsly; Se- 
nior Class President, Chanda 
Creasy; Junior Class Presi- 
dent, Merryl Feld; Sophomore 
Class President, Laura Butts. 

The OSA Senate for 
1995-1996 are: Holly 
Harmon, Chance Nevitt, Mary 
Poteet, and Elizabeth Stockton 
representing the senior class; 

OU Singers on tour 

By Chanda Creasy 
University Singers 

Spring time is here 

again and for the University 
Singers, things have been busy. 
The Singers prepared the en- 
tire semester for their recently 
completed tour through south 

The weekend began 
with a concert at Lovejoy High 
School on Friday, April 21. 
Later that afternoon, the group 
sang at Upson-Lee High 
School in Thomaston, Geor- 
gia. Finally, the Singers com- 
pleted their day with a third 
concert at LaGrange College. 

On Saturday, the Singers 
enjoyed a fun-fiUed day at the 
beach and in the gardens of 
Calloway Gardens in Pine 
Mountain, Georgia. On the 
way home, the group gave 
their fourth concert at Central 


Baptist Church in Newnan, 

The grand finale of their 
hard work was the University 
Singers' annual spring con- 
cert. The concert consisted of 
most of the selections used on 
tour and some other exciting 
pieces. Some higlilights of the 
concert included Laudate 
Dominium by Mozart, featur- 
ing soprano Claire Buzzard 
and violinist Rachel Maki. 
Atotaru Koi, a Japanese 
children's song was sung by 
tlie women's chorale. In addi- 
tion, the group performed the 
spiritual Let Me Fly, featuring 
Stephen Cooper. For those 
who love the theater, the Sing- 
ers' concert included a delight- 
ful melody from Les 

If you didnt see a Sing- 
ers concert this year, come out 
and see us next year! 

By John Knight 
Kappa Alpha 

Province Council, 

judging from the amount of 
praise we have received from 
those in attendance, was a suc- 
cess. The Beta Nu chapter as 
a whole, specifically Kevin 
Benefiel4 deserves praise for 
a job well done. 

By the time this article 
is published. Old South (our 
spring formal), will be but a 
memory. Hopefully the food 
was worth the outrageous 
price I paid and hopefully, ev- 
eryone returned from New 
Orleans safely. 

Last issue I complained 
about Greek Week then of- 
fered a solution as to what 

could replace it. This time I 
have what I consider an even 
better idea as to its replace- 
ment. IFC could take the 
money that is normally given 
to Greek Week and use it to 
purchase a giant garbage can, 
a truck of wood, and some 
gasoline. The garbage can 
could be placed in front of Chi 
Phi (witli the wood burning) at 
which point many people 
would congregate in what 
could be called the largest 
block party in Greek history. 
Tliis certainly seems logical in 
liglit of tlie fact that "garbage 
can" block parties have be- 
come more popular tlian regu- 
lar parties. 

Goodbye (until next 

Ahna Sagrera, Michael 
Shirley, Jenny Slater, and Miki 
Williamson representing the 
class of 1997; Shannon 
Hutcheson, Jeremiah JefTra, 
Kim Kuni, and David Pass will 
be next year's sophomore sena- 
tors. Once again, congratula- 

OSA's final campus 
event was Virtual Reality on 
Wednesday, April 28 in the 
student center. 

The senior party will be 

held at Three Dollar Cafe in 
Buckhead on May 10, the last 
day of fmal exams. 

This year has been a 
very interesting one (to say the 
least) and the student govern- 
ment has managed to bring 
you, the students, exciting and 
fun events: the "warehouse" 
party (in the dining hall), a 
Holiday dance. Homecoming, 
a terrific Stomp the Lawn 
(great job, Alan!), as well as 
many other smaller, yet just as 

cool, events. The increase in 
the activity fee (as voted on 
last year) allowed OSA greater 
opportunity to bring bigger 
and better happenings on to 
campus. Next year, the activ- 
ity fee will stabilize at $50.00 
per semester (which is in- 
cluded in tuition costs) and we 
are anticipating an even better 
year next year! Have a safe 
and fun summer and we'll see 
you in the fall ! Good luck on 
your finals! 


By Chopper Johnson 
Chi Phi 

Well, we managed to 

survive another year... how, I 
not exactly sure, but we did. 
We are sending one brother 
into the real world this year, as 
Mike"Def' Rowe graduates 
with ambitions of becoming a 
teacher. Hey, wouldn't you 
trust him with your kids? 

We are losing another 


By Jason Thomas 
Delta Sigma Phi 

As I am sure all of you 

seen us miscreants of society 
armed with weaponary of 
water running around campus 
violating virtually all resi- 
dency rules concerning quiet 
hours and public conduct. To 
those of you whom were in- 
jured as innocent by-standers 
in the war, we apologize. But 
hell, we were having fun. The 

brother from our active ranks 
also, as Sean "Supafly" 
Wessling will be doing the 
Athens thing next year at 
UGA Best of luck Sean, and 
can we crash on your floor? 

Let's see... other notable 
news... Our 26th Anniversary 
Party went well, with only mi- 
nor injuries sustained at tlie 
Softball game, and (amaz- 
ingly) none at a cocktail party 
attended by several slightly 

inebriated National Officers. 

Last bit o' news. 
Oglethorpe will, unfortu- 
nately, not be graced by the 
shining countenance of Pat 
Mulheam next semester, as he 
will be gallivanting through 
Holland on an international 
studies program. Rough life, 

Well, looks like that's it, 
and so yes, we are outta here 
like velcro sneakers. 


Visigoths or the white team 
defeated the Ostrigoths to re- 
ceive their "reward" at the end 
of the war. 

On the weekend of April 
29, 1995 we celebrated our 
Tenth Anniversary of our re- 
charteringin 1985. We all had 
a good time, and Levy came 
back with munchies for every- 

We recently held our 
elections for the 1995-1996 
school year and the new offic- 
ers are: President Chuck 
DeNormandie, Vice President 

Dave Sabel, Secretary Mark 
Pellegrino, Treasurer Chance 
Nevitt, and Sergeant At Arms 
Mark Hannah. Congratula- 
tions to all. 

On May 10, we will be 
holding our initiatiation for 
Spring Pledge Class. Wish 
them luck! They're going to 
need it. 

Finally, I would like to 
say a farewell to all of the se- 
niors. To Pumpkinhead ... 
Congrats. And to those who 
Gimme a light... 

By Christopher Wintrow 
Sigma Alpha Epsilon 

I hereby declare that 

April shall henceforth be 
known as the month of SAE. 
As everyone knows by now, 
we vanquished the barbarians 
on our way to winning our fifth 
consecutive Greek Week. 
Despite controversy, 20 or so 
tone deaf individuals, and the 
general wear and tear of a 
week and a half of competi- 
tion, the forces of good pre- 

vailed once again and enlight- 
ened the masses with our 
seemingly inexhaustable re- 
serves of talent. 

This glorious month also 
saw the very deserving initia- 
tion of John Breton on April 
13. The persistence of this 
man pays tribute not only to 
his character but also to the 
love and spirit which can be 
found in fraternity life. 

As if this were not 
enough, the brothers of Sigma 
Alpha Epsilon (and their 

guests) shall be enjoying a 
brief sojourn in the fun and sun 
of Florida the weekend of 
April 20-23. Hopeftilly we'll 
be able to spend the entire time 
there rather than only two 

Finals are coming up, 
and with that sleepless nights 
filled with caffeine-enhanced 
products. Good luckto all and 
remember: "in order to be the 
man, you ' ve got to beat the 

Mays, 1995 

Page 11 


Beastie Boys to rock Omni May 8 

By Kate Schindler 
News Editor 

Dressed in their typi- 
cal attire of Fila tennis shirts, 
baggy pants, and of course. 
Pumas, the Beastie Boys will 
take the stage at the Omni on 
Monday, May 8. 

This three member 
group, which consists of Adam 
Horovitz (alias Ad-Rock), 
Mike Diamond (better known 
as Mike D), and Adam Yauch 
(commonly addressed by the 
title MCA), originated in New 
York City nearly ten years ago. 
They began as punk rock 
group while still in high 
school, releasing a punk EP in 
1982 entitled Po//ywog Stew. 
Soon after breaking into the 
punk scene, however, the 

group discovered their interest 
in hip-hop. Working with Rick 
Rubin, the Beastie Boys re- 
leased their first album. Li- 
cense to III, in 1986. Soon, it 
became the best selling rap al- 
bum of all time, until MC 
Hammer's Please Hammer 
Don 1 Hurt Em ' stole the title. 
The Beasties, however, soon 
split with Rubin and manager, 
Russell Simmons due to dis- 
putes over royalties. With the 
split came the band's move to 
Los Angeles, their current 
home. Once in L.A. they be- 
gan working on a new project, 
the recording of Paul 's Bou- 
tique. Released in 1989, the 
album uses samples from the 
1970 fiink era. Though sales 
of this album were low, the 
Beasties became the first to 

introduce this new style of 
sampling to the rap world. 

In 1992, the Beastie 
Boys began to strengthen their 
popularity with the release of 
Check Your Head. This mu- 
sical endeavor became the first 
Beastie Boys album to be re- 
corded under Mike D's label 
Grand Royal. The album, 
which later became platinum, 
began to pave the way to suc- 
cess for tlie group. 

Their most recent work, 
/// Communication, captures 
the undoubtedly'unique style 
which has come to represent 
the Beastie Boys. According 
to Chris Mundy of Rolling 
Stone, "/// Communication 
fuses jazz laced hip-hop, 
crappy 1980-style punk 
thrash, aggressive, grove- 

heavy rap and the kind of in- 
fectiously sleazy funk 
instrumentals that can be heard 
playing in pom movies after 
someone says, "Hey you're 
not the regular cabana boy." 
This original arrangement re- 
sults not only from the careful 
selection of samples, but, the 
musical talents of the Beasties 
themselves. Musical 

responsibilties are as follows: 
Ad-Rock, guitarist, Mike D, 
drummer, and MCA, bassist. 
Together they work to create 
a sound which keeps your 
booty movin'. 

If you enjoy a high en- 
ergy show, that keeps you out 
of your seat from beginning to 
end, I suggest checking out the 
Beastie Boys on May 8. Seats 
are still available. 

"Midtown:" Atlanta's music festival 

By Chopper Johnson 

Atlanta, one of the 

hubs of the southern music 
scene, finally has a music fes- 
tival that could put it on the 
music map. Music Midtown, 
a three day, six stage event 
from May 12 to May 14, has 
the potential to turn into the 
biggest thing to hit Atlanta 
since Sherman. 

In its second year in 
1995, the festival expects to 

pull in well over 100,00 
people for bands such as Col- 
lective Soul, Stone Roses 
(making their first U.S. ap- 
pearance). Bush, Matthew 
Sweet, Adam Ant, Little Feat, 
Buckwheat Zydeco, and, of 
course. The Village People. In 
all, Midtown will feature more 
than 90 bands, pulling in a 
mixture of genres from top 
national, regional, and local 
performers. The organizers at 
Concert/Southern Promotions, 
an Alex Cooley/Peter Conlon 

project, are pleased to have a 
local band. Collective Soul, as 
the event's unofiicial headlin- 

Combine this wealth of 
musical talent with a complete 
arts fare with craftsmen from 
throughout the southeast, a 
food court that will feature 
some of Atlanta's best known 
restaurants to cater to aUnost 
any taste and a complete 
Children's Area to entertain 
the younger generation with 
performers and hands on ac- 

tivities, and the festival seems 
to have something for every- 

The six stages will be 
scattered throughout a four 
city block area in Midtown, 
from 10th Street to 1 1th Street, 
and from Peachtree to West 
Peachtree. Tickets will be $15 
per day or $25 for a three day 
pass, and are on sale at all 
Ticketmaster locations as well 
as by charge from 249-6400. 
Tickets will also be available 
the day on the show. 

Alumna recalls pranks, academics 

By Kate Schindler 
News Editor 

Carol Flammer, 

former Oglethorpe University 
student, was a member of the 
graduating class of 1989. 
While a student of O.U. , 
Flammer worked to complete 
a bachelor's degree in Busi- 
ness and Behavioral Science. 
Currently, she is working as 
the Public Relations Manager 
for Zoo Atlanta. Flammer 
says she enj oys working within 
the public relations field be- 
cause it offers new experiences 

Flammer believes that 
two of the best skills she 
learned while attending 

Oglethorpe were writing and 
public speaking. "Public 
speaking was the best course I 
took while attending 
Oglethorpe," says Flammer 
"The course not only helps 
you to think on your feet, but, 
formulate clear and concise 
thoughts while presenting an 
idea." She has also gained a 
better understanding of how to 
relate to various people. "Be- 
cause many of Oglethorpe's 
students come from different 
regions of the nation, coun- 
tries, and backgrounds, I have 
learned how to deal with vari- 
ous people within my life," 
says Flammer. 

In addition to academ- 
ics, Flammer also devoted her 

time to Greek life. As a mem- 
ber of the Chi Omega soror- 
ity, she and her fellow sisters 
participated in numerous prac- 
tical jokes aimed at the Sigma 
Alpha Epsilon fraternity. 
Flammer fondly ^ks back on 
her participation in both the 
greek and social life of 
Oglethorpe. She recalls not 
only the "famous" Chi Phi 
parties, but, meeting her hus- 
band Bill during her senior 

Presently, Flammer is 
preparing to become a mem- 
ber of tlie Oglethorpe Univer- 
sity Alumni Board. She has, 
however, played an active role 
within the university prior to 
her acceptance on the board. 

Flammer has helped to orga- 
nize the Public Relations com- 
mittee of the university's art 
gallery. In addition, she has 
volunteered for the Business 
Drive Campaign Fund. Work- 
ing with both faculty and 
alumni, Flammer helped to 
raise money for the university. 
She has also stayed in touch 
with Oglethorpe by conduct- 
ing internships with current 
students of the university. 
Flammer believes these intern- 
ships help students to test the 
career of public relations. Ex- 
periences such as these, enable 
students to determine if they 
wish to enter this particular 
field of work after college. 


By Heather Carlen 
Features Editor 

Searching for tiK per- 
fect gift for that special gradu- 
ate? If you can't afford to rent 
an apartment for a year or 
don't have the contacts to 
guarantee the perfect job, you 
might consider helping the 
new graduate help him or her- 
sdf find security. How? Geoff 
Martz's often humorous, but 
always practical guidebook 
How to Survive Without Your 
Parents' Money. 

How to Survive Without 
Your Parents ' Money begins 
with a discussion of what 
"they" want. Everyone who 
has a parent has heard at least 
one of these jewels: "We just 
want you to do better than we 
did," or "We just want you to 
be happy." Martz points out 
that these statements are usu- 
ally qualified; "Wejuawant 
you to be happy ... as a sur- 
geon." However, all hope of 
understanding your parents is 
not lost; Martz takes scsne 
time to explain the mentality 
of the Baby Boomers about 
careers and education. "They" 
may still think the same, but 
at least you might understand 

Martz gives the new 
graduate tips on everything 
from how to get an interview, 
to how to dress for one, to how 
to put off getting a job indefi- 
nitely. The book is peppered 
with interesting sidebar statis- 
tics on the best places to live 
and work in the United States, 
for example, but also includes 
recipes for macaroni and 
cheese. How to Survive With- 
out Your Parents ' Money is 
also filled with sidebars detail- 
ing success stories of those 
lucky graduates who "made 
it." Be spunky, take risks, 
Martz suggests, and willing to 
shuffle papers for a while, or 
the perfect job will slip by. 

The Princeton Review's 
How to Survive Without Your 
Parents ' Money, by Geoff 
Martz, is available in may ] 
bookstores for $9.00 

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Mays, 1995 

Oglethorpe says goodbye to diamond legends 

By Daryl Brooks 

The faU of 1991 was 

no ordinary fall here at 
Oglethorpe. Nine young men 
walked onto this campus to 
begin a new era. Now, as these 
men prepare for graduation, it 
is time to honor their efforts in 
reviving the Petrel baseball 

Of the 23 players Coach 
Pete Meyer recruited to begin 
the program only nine returned 
for their senior and final sea- 
son. These nine have helped 
the Petrels to become a base- 
ball power in the SCAC. These 
players did not lose a regular 
season SCAC game until their 
senior year (52 strait if you're 
counting). However the one 
goal left for these players is to 
win the conference tourna- 
ment. They head into this 
year's tourney second in the 
Eastern division and fresh off 
a double header sweep of con- 
ference leader and nationally 
ranked Millsaps. 

For those of you unfa- 
miliar with these Oglethorpe 
sports heroes they are: Mike 
Thomas, Jim Moccio, Matt 
Weiner, Jason Gray, Will 
Lukow, Chip Evans, Tom 
Gambino, Ward Jones and 
Chris Warren. These people 
have all impacted my life, so 
if you will indulge me 1 would 
like to pay tribute to these 
players for all of their hard 
work in making OU baseball 
what it is today. 

Mike Thomas. Thomas 
came to Oglethorpe from the 
great, all beit cold state of 
Michigan. Thomas is known 
by his teammates as the "three 
toed sloth" and the "BP King" 
The first nickname he gar- 
nered for his sloppiness and his 
catlike agility, the second for 
his penchant for hitting 
Ruthian blasts during batting 
practice. Thomas has been the 
Petrels first baseman and start- 
ing pitcher during his career. 
On the mound Thomas' career 
highlights include his no hit- 
ters against Fisk and his one 
hitter against Sewanee. Al the 
plate Mike has twice been 
named to the All SCAC team. 

His personal career highlight 
was being named the teams 
MVP for the Reebok tourna- 
ment his sophomore year. 
Coach Bill Popp commented 
on Thomas, "he's a quality 
number 2 starter and a team 
leader on the mound." Anyone 
who has ever attended a home 
game can see, and hear, the fire 
and determination with which 
Mike plays the game. 

Chip Evans. "Consum- 
mate ace of the staff," is how 
coach Popp refereed to Evans, 
his number one starter this 
year. Evans came to 
Oglethorpe from nearby 
Fayette, Georgia, almost by 
accident. Chip was hopeful of 
receiving a football scholar- 
ship, however things didn't 
exactly work out and Chip 
came here to play baseball. 
Evans personal highlights 
from his four years are hitting 
a grand slam for his first col- 
lege hit and defeating nation- 
ally ranked Methodist(N.C.) 
while striking out 12 in this 
years Reebok tournament. 
Evans is another in a long line 
of All SCAC performers for 
the Petrels. Evans will go 
down in OU baseball lore for 
short hopping the windows on 
the very top of the fieldhouse. 
Legend has it that his bomb 
would have easily landed on 
the tennis courts if it wasn't for 
the fieldhouse. Chip is known 
by his teammates as very re- 
laxed off the field but incred- 
ibly intense once he steps on 
the field. 

Ward Jones. Jones came 
to Oglethorpe from Lovett 
High School for the chance to 
play baseball here. Jones has 
been a two year co-captain and 
has earned the respect of his 
teammates in this position. If 
there is something that must be 
done at the plate to win a 
game Ward Jones will do it. 
Whenever called upon to bunt 
a runner over in a crucial situ- 
ation Jones does not hesitate to 
sacrifice himself for the good 
of the team. "Ward has been a 
quality catcher all four years 
and handles the pitching staff 
very well," stated Coach Popp. 
Ward's shining moments ofhis 
career include being named to 

the All SCAC team last sea- 
son and driving in the winning 
runs in a come from behind 
win over Emory this year. 
However Jones greatest thrill 
on the diamond may have been 
the feeling after coming back 
from 6 runs down in the last 
inning to defeat Centre Col- 
lege last season. If Jones, a 
business administration major, 
could have done one thing dif- 
ferently over his four years it 
would be replaying Millsaps in 
the conference tournament his 
sophomore year when the team 
lostaS-1 lead. 

Chris Warren. "Very in- 
tense, he left everything on the 
field," is how coach Popp de- 
scribed the outfielder/DH. 
Warren had to leave the team 
halfway through his senior 
season for personal reasons, 
however he •still gave every 
thing he had to the program 
and deserves mention. Warren 
will be remembered for beat- 
ing out a ground ball to the 
shortstop with one out in the 
last inning to spark the come 
from behind victory over Cen- 
tre last season. Chris was All 
SCAC last season as an out- 
fielder. Warren is known to his 
teammates as a very fiery com- 
petitor. If someone needed to 
fire up the team, you didn't 
need to look any farther than 

Jason Gray. Gray, the 
team's back-up catcher from 
Mableton Ga., returned to the 
team after a two-year hiatus 
from baseball. Gray played his 
freshman year and then took a 
few years off. He returned this 
year because he loved and 
missed the game. His return 
was well timed, because with- 
out him the team would have 
been without a true second 
catcher. Coach Popp referedto 
Gray as, "a capable backup 
and a nice addition to the 
team." Gray's reliability was 
proven at Sewanee when start- 
ing catcher Ward Jones was 
ejected and Gray came in to 
drive in the winning run. 
Gray's speed was also a valu- 
able addition to the squad. 
While pinch running, he 
scored the winning run in an 
extra inning victory over 


Will Lukow. We all 
know Will from his exploits on 
the soccer field, however after 
this spring Will should also be 
remembered for his efforts on 
the diamond. Lukow also took 
two years off from baseball, 
but returned this season be- 
cause he missed the team and 
felt that he let them down. 
"Will has been a pleasant sur- 
prise this seasoa He has given 
us a lift in the leadoff spot," 
said coach Popp. Lukow be- 
came the teams DH at the mid 
point of the season and sparked 
the team with his blazing speed 
to many victories. Will also 
showed many leadership char- 
acteristics by always keeping 
his teammates up and in the 
game, no matter what the 
score. Will also wanted to add 
one special message, "Hi 

Jim Moccio. Moccio is 
one of the three New York 
boys that came in together as 
freshmen. "Moce", as he is 
called by his teammates, came 
to school here to help build a 
program and to be around the 
excitement this program 
would generate. "A quiet com- 
petitor," coach Popp com- 
mented on Moccio. Jim has 
twice been named defensive 
player of the year for the Pe- 
trels. With his speed and de- 
fensive instincts anything hit to 
center field was an automatic 
out. Moccio's career highlights 
include driving in the winning 
run against Centre his fresh- 
man year and recording the 
two game winning hits to 
sweep a double header from 
Millsaps his senior year. 
Moccio, a three year captain, 
may be best remembered by 
his teammates for his constant 
stetching before, during and 
after practice. Moccio is also 
the best infielder who never 
played infield. 

Matt Weiner. Weiner is 
another of the New York tri- 
umvirate. He came all the way 
to Atlanta to play because of 
money, the chance to be a four 
year starter and to be in a big 
city. Weiner, a biology magor, 
has been a solid left fielder for 
the Pefrels. Of Weiner coach 

Popp stated, "he's been a 
steady contributor all four 
years." Matt's career highlight 
was going 4-4 against 
Sewanee with 2 home runs, a 
double and a single. Weiner 
will be remembered by all OU 
fans for his chase of Hall of 
Famer Luke Apling's school 
record .410 batting average. 
Matt has always given words 
of advice to younger guys (in- 
cluding myself) in need of 
help. This All SCAC per- 
former has his act together off 
the field as well, he has been 
named to the Dean's list sev- 
eral times. 

Tom Gambino. 

Gambino is the fmal member 
of the New York threesome. 
He came to school here to play 
baseball and has made the 
most of his opportunity. Tom 
has been named All SCAC, 
All South, and just about any 
other All team you could come 
up with. The sure-handed sec- 
ond baseman is one of the 
team's best, and most clutch 
hitters. Tom has come up big 
in so many games on the line 
that when asked what his 
greatest memory of baseball 
here was, he could not come 
up with just one. The best he 
could do was the feeling after 
the previously mentioned 
come from behind win over 
Centre last year. Coach Popp 
refereed to his co-captain as, 
"a team leader on and off the 
field." Gambino was also the 
teams MVP at this year's 
Reebok tournament. On the 
field, Gambino rarely commits 
an error and has the quickest 
hands this side of the Missis- 
sippi. Gambino has only been 
taken out on one double play 
in his career at OU. Gambino 
has also helped to build a pipe- 
line from his high school (Sa- 
chem) to OU. Sophomore Tim 
Crowley attended Sachem 
with Gambino and another 
Sachem product may be here 
next year. 

These nine make their 
last appearance for the Petrels 
April 29, against Rust College. 
Everyone needs to come out 
and watch these nine give us 
one last thrilling victory. 

Mays, 1995 

Page 15 


Farewell to the seniors, as only Dunn could do 

By E>unn Neugebauer 
For No Particular Reason... 

I remember the first 

time Gina Carellas ever 
walked into the gym, sporting 
a T-shirt, a green basketball 
cap and a suntan and I remon- 
ber feeling guilty because I 
looked more than once. 

I remember helping re- 
cruit Ward Jones off the base- 
ball fields of Lovett and I can 
remember looking for him un- 
der the scorers table after he 
forgot to start the clock in a 
women's game against 

I remember seeing Matt 
Weiner, Moccio and Gambino 
in study halls as freshmen and 
I remember it taking me two 
years to find out that Moce and 
Gamby actually had first 

I remember seeing Lori 
Green and Ann Mason in the 
dining hall for the first time, 
laughing in amazement when 
I was told they were the vol- 
leyball stars, and I remember 
watching a game with my 
mouth wide open and being 
thankful I was proven wrong. 

I remember seeing a si- 

lent freshman named Kim 
Jackson walk by me in the 
gym and I remember her mak- 
ing me feel like a million 
bucks when she felt comfort- 
able enough around me to let 
me tape her hand before a 

I remember seeing Will 
Lukow score his fu^ ever goal 
here and in only an instant, can 
remember his 75th. 

I remember telling Dave 
Lerette that it would take a 
chainsaw to cut into his leg 
during an operation, seeing 
John Nunes almost making a 
bicycle kick goal in his final 
home game and wondering 
why Coach Yelton moved 
Terra to forward, but only for 
a moment. 

I remember Kirsten 
Hanzsek almost breaking our 
backboard with a desperation 
shot and I remember her fam- 
ily, in-laws and dog sitting 
alongside the soccer field 
while she broke all our soccer 

I remember Shelly 
Robinson and how her cheeks 
would poke out when she 
smiled that cute little smile of 
hers and I remember her and 

her mother walking oft to- 
gether game after game after 

I remember watching 
Cornell Longino and Andy 
Schutt sit on the bench as 
freshmen, just waiting for their 
opportunity to run and jump 
and play and I remember see- 
ing them work together with 
perfection in an unbelievable 
comeback over Carroll. 

1 remember telling Jack 
Stephens not to shoot at the top 
of my lungs when he launched 
a 30-footer at the buzzer 
against Adrian and I remem- 
ber high-fiving Ward when he 
hit it 

I remember setting a 
pick on Mike Thomas and 
ending up in the third row. 
Clay Davis ignitingthe crowd, 
trying to lift weiglits with Mike 
Beran, trying to guard Kevin 
Carlisle, Norika Murata's 
sideways serve, and though I 
can't remember all of Shelly 
Anderson's 400 career assists, 
I can promise you 1 remember 
more than you'll ever know. 

I remember seeing Chip 
Evans mad at somebody and 
being glad it wasn't me. 

I remember asking a 

freshman named Susan Poston 
if she wanted to play tennis for 
me and she told me she was 
retarded and I remember 
watching her battle the best of 
the best in what seemed like 
four perfect years. 

I remember feeling 
guilty for half a second when 
hugging a student in distress, 
then realizing that sometimes 
you have to put your role as a 
human being ahead of your 
role in your job and quickly 
dismissing the thought. 

I remember wanting to 
have the words to explain to 
you people the beauty of Di- 
vision 111 sports, that playing 
for the love of the game instead 
of all the messed up, unnatu- 
ral reasons the pros play for is 
the whole purpose of sports 
and 1 can remember wanting 
to tell you that, if nothing else, 
these memories will provide a 
peaceful comer in your head 
that no domineering boss, 
spouse or world can ever 

I remember asking 
Kevin Henderson where 
Stockbridge was. 

I remember wondering 
what happened to the days 

when it actually took a year for 
a year to go by. 

I remember telling Beau 
Lyons he should go help a fel- 
low runner who'd locked her 
keys in her car and I remem- 
ber hearing they were engaged 
a year later. 

I remember watching 
William Ku and Mark 
Krabousanos develop into one 
of the best doubles teams I've 
seen here and I remember 
Katie Farrell introducing her- 
self to Phil Waidel and the two 
asking each other ISO ques- 

I remember seeing a 
group of unseasoned freshman 
basketballers surrounding 
Brenda Hillman at the first day 
of practice and I remember 
that seconds passed and they 
were walking to the podium 
grabbing their senior awards. 

I remember holding a 
crying Susan Poston after she 
played her last home tennis 

And I remember walk- 
ing across a gym floor, lock- 
ing myself in what I think is 
now an equipment room and 
shedding a few tears myself 
Dunn, James Dunn 

Katie Farrell 


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