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January 1996 


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Offensive remarks kill spring Rush 


Senior Reporter 

Dean ot Students, the Rev. John P. 
Stack, O.S.A., and other members of 
his office met Jan. 16 with presidents 
from each of the 14 fraternities on 
campus to announce the cancellation 
of Rush for the sprinq semester. All 
fraternities were also placed on pro- 
bation for the remainder of the aca- 
demic year with an educational re- 
quirement that has not yet been deter- 
mined. ITie sanctions are the result of 
demeaning comments made by the 
former Interfraternity Council (IFQ 
Rush chairperson. An appeal was 
made by the fraternities Tuesday, but 
a final decision on the case was not 
made until after publication. 

According to separate reports given 
by two resident assistants from differ- 
ent male dormitories on South Cam- 
pus, the former IFC rush chairperson 
made remarks during two different 
.seminars which thtv hrlicvcd were 
highly demeaning toward.s women. 
ITiese comments were used to explain 
whv Villanov.i males lom fraternities. 
The original ol the lorum wa.s 
to inlorm freshmen males about Ira- 
ternity lile and the Greek system at 
the University Members of vai uujs 

frateraitjes who were aljio atlendmg 
made no effort to clean up the remarks 
Stephen Pugliese, assistant to the 
dean of Students, wrote the sanctions 
after considering many of the other 
incidents involving fratemities that 
have been reported in the last two 
years "It wasn't this individual 
incident.' saul Pugliese "This mci- 

dent was the main focus, but what 1 
was doing was looking at fratemities 
throughout the past couple of years. I 
didn't look at any individual fraternity. 
I determined that since the IFC Rush 
chairperson was there and that's the 
collective organization of fratemities, 
the whole system should be penal- 
ized," said Pugliese 

According to Stack, the incident 
was very serious to require sanctions 
that would get the attention of every 
fraternity. "If nothing else had hap- 
pened, say we were in a vacuum and 
all of the sudden this happens, this is 
serious enough in itself," said Stack. 
"It's the kind of statement that plays 
into the stereotypes that people have 
about fratemities." 

Pugliese insists that the sanctions 
are fair. "1 do think that they're being 
cut a huge break," he said. "My sanc- 
tion is giving them one last shot to get 
their act together and to prove them- 
selves as strong organizations here on 

Rut fraternity presidents are con- 
cerned that the cancellation of spring 
Rush will be detrimental to youngei 
and smaller chapters who need new 
members tor financial reasons and to 
prevent drastically low numbers after 

Villanova chapter pitsidciits also 
question whether the sanctions will 
solve any ot the attitude problems in 
Greek life rhey want the attitudes 
to be revamped." said Ken Matthews, 
Phi Sigma Kappa president. They can 
cancel Rush for a semester, but that 
won't change the attitudes of people 
That's why in our appeal wc suggested 
an annual process to change the atti 

tudes that are damaging the character 
of all members in the Greek system," 
Matthews said. 

The appeal, signed by all 14 fra- 
temities and only a few sororities, was 
given to Stack and Pugliese who met 
with fraternity presidents again last 
night to give their final decision. 

"The emphasis on the part of the 
fraternities is to hear that they can't 
Rush that sounds punitive to 

them," said Stack. "What they're not 
hearing is that we really want them to 
get their acts together — they're not 
hearing that. What 1 would like to do 
is have them see this semester as a 
time for you and your group to sit back 
and say. What's our purpose hear?t and 
have some reflection about some of 
these issues. The programs that we 
have to educate them on these issues 
would not be taken .seriously if we let 

them have Rush,." Stack said 

According to Pugliese, "1 think 
they should take this opportunity not 
to look at it as if we're trying to kill 
the fraternity system. We're not try- 
ing to do that. We're trying to give the 
fraternity system another chance to 
take some time, reflect on their pur- 
pose, become stronger and become 
more effective in the communitv 
here," said 

Villanovans for Life fight to 
leave Peace and Justice 


Ilie University s Interpreters llieatre performed ReOections on Race in the Connelly Center ( inema as pari 
of the Martin L^uther King celebrations. 


Lditui -tn-Chief 

The Villanovans for Life (VFL) 
have mounted a campaign to remove 
their student organi/ati«Mis Irom the 
Center for Peace and Ju.stice Educa- 
tion (CPJF ) Sincf late .August, then 
president Jennifer Kusmerczyk has 
been actively lobbying University ad 
mmisiralors to place VFT under the 
guidance of Student Activities 'ii 
came to m\ attention that thev were 
unhappy with the situation." said the 
Rev John P Stack. () S A . dean of 

Kiisnien/yk said that telations 
w ith ( "Pn ,(rc not verv giMxi, we've 
hail a lot of problems for many years 
Ihcsc problems include the enforce 
ment of (TJP rules concerning elec- 
tion of \V\ nfficrrs and adMsors 
Also stir believes that ( PJF- has iHcn 
tot. inu VFL to ignore its mission 
st.iicnient. 'They want to force us to 
i.ike on many other issues ... at the 
I \t>< nv( ofourfight against abortion ■■ 
slit said. 

In a letter obtained by Iht V illano- 
van, CPJE acting director Dr Robert 
DeFina wrote to Kusnierczyk that he 
was "surprisid and saddened" to hear 
about VFL's dissatisfaction with the 
center. "The one complaint that she 
voiced to me was that she had prob- 
lems with some of the mies here which 
apply to all the groups," said DeFina 
What we're doing now is going to 
get all the members of the VFL to 
speak with the Executive Board of 

CPJE . hopefully, we can kind ot 
flesh out what the problems are and 
try to come to v)me kind of rea.son- 
able resolution of it.' he said. 

"Peace and Justice otteii talks 
at>oui divervitv and talks about discus 
sion, but there is no discu.ssion what 
soever in Peace and Justice," said 
Kusnierczyk She alvi claimed that 
VFL is being held to a double stan 
dard when the CPJF encourages w to 
expand its focus "You can let the 
feminists deal with only women, but 
then you force VFL to deal with ev 
erything," she said In particular. 
Kusnierczyk said that people in the 
center have pushed VFI Jo support lite 
ivsues other than abortion issues, m 
eluding war. povertv and capital pun 

On the administrative end, VF! 
claims that ("PJP forced the group to 
hold elections for new officers four 
months prior to the finish of the i ur 
rent officers terms Also. 

Kusnierc/yk said that ("PJF wanted 
VFL to submit a list of three [potential 
advi.ser*- from which the t enter would 
pick the group s advi.scr. She called 
this "the last straw "' 

"My firm belief is that the work 
[VFL is) doing is important to the cen- 
ter, and that, m fact, the whole thrust 
of the center and the thmst of VFL are 
very closely related . What the 
center's about is a .strong pro-life po- 
sition in its many dimensions," said 
DeFina. "I'dbe very sorry if they left. 
I certainly don't want them to leave. 
I don't think anvbodv does," he said 

Kusnierczyk disagrees with 
DeFina. Sheclaims that VFL has been 
harassed hv other groups in CPJF- and 
h) (.enter administrators. 'Iheolhei 
groups have been rude to us," she said. 
Were trying to provide some in- 
put and guidance and. on the other 
hand, we have to be responsive to the 
needs of the students and the desires 
ol the students.' said DcFina. 

"They want us to serve a particu- 
lar role, not the role that we want to 
play. " said Kusniert /vk 

DeFina expressed dissatisfaction in 
the way VFI, handled its problenis "F 
was disapp<iinted somebody 
decided !o go straight to the board," 
he said Kusnierc/vk took VFL's com- 
plaints to Stack .ind Or Richard A 
Neville, the vice president for Student 

"1 think in retrospect, (Kus- 
nierc/vk | thought that Dr. Neville and 
mvself were going to come in and 
w hisk the ^roup out of there, and ev- 
erything would he fine," said Stack. 
Instead, the issui will be di.scus.sed in 
meetings h, tween CPJE, VFL and a 
board thai oversees rpjE made up of 
Stack, the R.a Shawn Tracy, O.S.A., 
and \h, \ivs Kail C. Ellis, O.S.A. 
Thos( nut lilies have yet to be sched- 
uled. Del ina did say, however, that 
"the director [of CPJE] has the ulti- 
mate say over decisions that relate to 
the groups [in the center]." 

Current VFL President Brian 
McCarthy said that most VFL mem- 
bers just want the difficulties to be 
over, regardless of the outcome 

Poet Sonia Sanchez 
reflects on King's life 


.\\si5tant News Editor 

Sonia Sanchez - poet, author, 
and activist, with the an interna- 
tional recognition equivalent to 
Maya Angclou - spoke at the sec- 
ond annual Martin Luther King Lec- 
ture on Jan. 18. 

Her lyrical lecture moved people 
to tears and provoked serious 
thought. Sanchez encouraged 
lifestyles of freedom, peace, and 
justice in reflection of the life of 
King, in her words, "A man of 

"Integration is shared power," 
Sanchez asserted about this goal of 
King and the Civil Rights Move- 
ment. She proposed many other 
goals in her talk. 

Sanchez called everyone to 
battle racism, sexism, homophobia, 
exploitation, militarism, and mate- 
rialism as "non-violent rainbow 
warriors" like King. 

As a recipient of an endowed 
chair of the English department at 
Temple University, Sanchez talked 
about a failed attempt to start a 
peace studies program. 

"Since we teach war studies, 
someday we will teach peace stud- 
ies," she proclaimed. She focused 
on the need for "nurturing ourselves, 
this earth, and others." 

In the middle of her speech, she 
flowed irito ihr<-e noetic mono 

logues. The first was of a child am- 
putee in a under siege, in a 
war-torn country in Africa. Tlie sec- 
ond portrayed a young girl being 
gang raped by invading soldiers in a 
Latin American nation. 

The last was a voice of a child 
trapped in a burning house being 
raided by police in Philadelphia. 
Sanchez pleaded for the audience to 
try to "turn their .screams and cries 
into green laughter." 

Sanchez invites all to activism. 

A campus can be a 
positive microcosm of 
the world tmtside. 

"A campus can be a positive mi- 
crocosm of the world outside. It 
would be a contribution to the 
world if students began to organize 
to deal with peace and justice in 
proper, loving, and respectful 

She mentioned how challenging 
and difTicult this would be, but said, 
"ebeyiye" which isTwi for, "It will 
get better." 

Her lecture included a pt^- 
etry reading and a question-and-an- 
swer session, which further stimu- 
lated and pleased the audience who 
r.UT her ;i ^^tanding ovation. 


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January 26, 1996 

This week 

Editorials 06 

Patterson 07 

Features 15 

Entertainment ....21 

Sports 32 

Klick's Korner 37 


See what perspective Joe 
Patterson got from his trip to 
Israel. Also, find out nhai the 
Villanovan thinks about this 
whole Rush business. Check to 
see why Ann (iavaghan is 
steamed that she can no longer 
buy her Hubba Bubba in the 
Connelly Center. Finally, read 
why a concerned student 
believes the University's drive 
for diversity has come up short. 


Yet again, read al>out Joe 
Patterson's jaunt to the Mid- 
Kast and gel yet another hmk at 
the whole (ireek situation. 
Feeling Bored? Check out 
CAT'S schedule for the year and 
learn about a local art exhibit. 
Finally, see what fellow students 
believe to be signs of Martin 
Luther King's dream on 


This is what we've all been 
waiting for—the annual edition 
of Best and Worst of the Year 
Need a place to eat on the Main 
Line? Learn of the delicious 
fare awaiting at one of the 
area's best eateries around. 
Don't let the winter season pass 
you by without making a trip to 
the slopes of the PtK-onos. See 
what Janet Ruddock has to say 
ab<»ut these local Alps. Finally, 
on the music front, check out 
the article about Knya. 


Get a sneak peak a I the grades 
the men's basketball team 
earnt-il at the mid-term biTak. 
Also, check out the coverage of 
the highpoint of the season—the 
20 point win over Dean's lar 
Heels. Make sure you study out 
Super Bowl picks before calling 
your l>4H>kie and find out what 
Klick s diagnoses for the Myers 
is. See what Fire and Ice ha\c' 
to say alHMit the big Dallas/ 
Steelers match-up. 

Beyond the Main Line 

Compiled by Nicole Ridgway and 
Calista Harden 

Source: The New York rimes and 
U.SA. Today 

Damaging floods 

Swollen rivers and stream.s 
across the New York and Mid-At- 
lantic regions receded this week as 
lens of thousands of evacuated resi- 
dents returned to flood ravaged 
homes and businesses in eight states 
and public officials began to assess 
the costs of the worst flooding in 

From Virginia to New York, there 
were tales of tragedy, survival and 
hardship. Five members of a New 
York family were killed when a road 
washed away and their car plunged 
into a reservoir. A Maryland mud 
slide engulfed six car dealerships 
like lava. Driftwood decorated a 
bridge in upstate New York and the 
Governor of Pennsylvania was 
forced to evacuate his mansion. 

No immediate estimate on the 
Mid-Atlantic's flood damage was 
available, but experts said it would 
probably add tens of millions of 
dollars to the burden that states, cit- 
ies and families are bearing for the 
Hli/./ard of '^6, which shut down 
much of the East under two to three 
feet of snow earlier this month 

Pennsylvania appeared to have 
been hit the hardest and President 
Clinton declared the state a disaster 
area earlier this week, making avail- 
able temp<irary housing, individual 
taniily and home repair grants, di- 
-saster unemployment benefits and 
Idw-mterest loans for affected busi- 
nesses and homeowners. 

Siege in Russia's Caucasus Moun- 

MOSCOW-The deadly guer- 

rilla attack on the Central Kizlyar Hos- 
pital just before dawn on Jan. 9 and 
its grisly resolution on I'hursday in the 
flames of the tiny village at 
Pervomayskoye have already driven 
Russia into deep moral and political 

For days during the standoff be- 
tween thousands of troops from elite 
Russian Army units and a few hun- 
dred rebels from the successionist re- 
gion of Chechnya, the (iovcrnmcnt 
contradicted it.self, lying brazenly and 
putting out absurd information and fig- 
ures and then reversing itself. "We 
believe all the hostages are dead," said 
Aleksandr Mikhailov, the chief 
spokesman for the operation on the 
day that the military started to bomb 

The next day, Ru.ssian officials 
conceded that no hostages had been 
killed by rebels, a fact later confirmed 
by the hostages themselves. 

Even now, much remains unclear 
about what happened over the last two 
weeks in the Kremlin and on the 
charred fields of Dagestan, a region 
in the Caucasus Mountains in .south- 
ern Russia bordering Chechnya, how 
many died and who they were. 

In two savage weeks, a rebel gang 
led by a close relative of the Chechen 
secessionist leader, Dzhokhar M 
Dudayev, took 3,4(K) hostages in the 
Dage.stani city of Kizlyar, threatened 
to start killing them unless Russia 
stopped its year-old war against the 
Chechen homeland, fled with at least 
HK) hostages and when stopped within 
minutes of freedomand took over 

The episode was a military disas- 
ter for the rebels- at least half of whom 
died. And it was devastating for the 
Russian military, whose foot soldiers 
were .so ill -equipped that they were 
forced to beg for food, and melt snow 
on the fields for drinking water. 

But the worst damage was sus- 
tained by the shaky Ru.ssian leader- 
ship, which changed course daily and 
watched with horror as the contlict 
spread beyond its borders when pro- 
Chechen hijackers in lurkcv t(K)k over 
a ferry filled with Russians and threat- 
ened to destroy it. 

I'.S. Pushes Treaty to Ban Nuclear 

The Clinton Administration has 
sent its top arms control officials to 
foreign capitals in recent weeks to 
lobby for quick action on a treaty to 
ban all nuclear testing 

Debate on the treaty could be de- 
layed or prolonged by an effort led by 
India tt) link the test ban to a schedule 
for the elimination of all nuclear weap- 

Members of the United Nations, 
including the five acknowledged 
nuclear powers- the United States, 
Britain, China, France, and Russia- 
pledged last year to complete the ac- 
cord, known as the Comprehensive 
Test Ban Treaty, this year. 

President Clinton is pressing to 
have a final document written by 
April, with passage by early summer. 

Rhode Island Oil Spill 

PROVIDENCE, R.I.-- Salvage 
workers yesterday began pumping 
heating oil from a leaking barge that 
ran aground near a Rhode Island beach 
on Friday, trying to contain what has 
been called that state's worst oil spill. 

Officials estimated that more tliaii 
820,(XK) of the four million gallons 
aboard the North Cape, which had 
been on its way to Providence from 
Staten Island, have already spilled into 
the Block Island Sound, forcing offi- 
cials to close a 105-square-mile area 

to lishing Officials said it was 
too early to determine the eco- 
nomic harm from the spill, al- 
though the damage would be sig- 
nificant for the state's lobstering 
and fishing industries Thousands 
of lobsters and several dozen 
birds have been killed along the 

Clinton's Address 

"The era of big gcwernment is 
over," proclaimed President Bill 
Clinton in his State of the Union 
address, Tuesday Jan. 23. The ad- called for solidarity in the 
union, persistence in negotiating 
the budget without shutting down 
the government again and strong 
family values to help eliminate so- 
cial problems. "We cannot go 
back to the time when our citizens 
were left to fend for themselves. 
We must go forward as one 
America," said Clinton. 

The hour long speech also out- 
lined some new proposals. One 
propasal was to offer $ 1 ,000 merit 
scholarships to students in the top 
five percent of every U.S. high 
school. This program would give 
out $ 1 25 million dollars annually. 

Many Republican politicians 
felt that Clinton had co-opted their 
ideas into his .speech. "It struck 
me as a remarkably Republican 
speech," said House Speaker 
Newt Gingrich. Senate Majotity 
Leader Bob Dole in his desig- 
nated rebuttal tried to illustrate the 
differences between Clinton's 
comments and Republican ideas. 

"Wliilc ibc preBident's words 
speak of change, his deeds are a 
contradiction," Dole said. "We 
have starkly different philoso- 
phies of government and pro- 
foundly different visions of 
America," he added. 




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Villanova grad 
killed in Honduras 


News h.Jiior 

Bodies of three New Jersey men 
were found in the mountains of north- 
ern Hondurasson Jan. 6, one of which 
belonged to Vincent Pescalore, Vill- 
anova alum. 

Pescatore, 34, his brother-in-law 
Wayne Schulthels, .^8, and Scott 
Camp, 37, were on their way to the 
Honduran city of Trujillo to build a 
church for the orphanage that 
Pescatore had founded when their 
U.S. registered, single engine plane 
went down 14 miles west of their des- 
tination, due to inclement weather. 
Friends and relatives .say that the three 
men were carrying clothing, food and 
building supplies for the project. 

Family members of the men called 
the U.S. embassy upon learning that 
the three were missing and com- 
plained that the U.S. government was 
not doing enough to conduct a thor- 
ough search. 

Three days later, two U.S. South- 
ern Command military medics de- 
scended their helicopters into the 
mountainous rain forest where the 
plane had crashed and found the bod- 
ies, a senior U.S. official said. Mili- 
tary and embassy officials said U.S. 
military personnel could not respond 
immediately of complications 
with the Honduran government. 

Officials say that rain and fog 

closed the airp<irts in the capital city 
of Tegucigalpa and delayed any search 
attempts by the Honduran Air Force 
Honduran Air Force officials asked lor 
help from the Southern Command af- 
ter failing to locate a plane they had 
received distress signals from. 

Although investigation of the crash 
continues, U.S. officials believe that 
the men died upon impact. Thick, forests, with trees up to 1(K) feet 
tall, made it difficult for the helicop- 
ters to land and further complicated 
the search. However, just 10 minutes 
after the medics were dropped into the 
area, the three bodies were discovered, 
said U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Keith 

Pescatore attended the University's 
college of Commerce and Finance. 
Upon graduation, he volunteered at Fr. 
Bruce Ritter's Covenant for lost 
boys in New York City and later trans- 
ferred to a branch of the Covenant 
House in Antigua, Guatemala. In 
Pescatore "s nine years abroad, he 
started a family, opened his own or- 
phanage in the remote Peten area of 
Guatemala and frequently sought to 
recruit Villanovans interested in Gua- 

Consequently, the University's Dr. 
Joseph Betz had met and continued to 
correspond with Pescatore. After re- 
flecting upon the incident, Betz said 
in reference to Pescatore, "1 admired 
him deeply. He was a hero." 

Third-graders visit 
campus for MLK 



• Assistant News Editor 

Third-graders from St. Francis de 
Sales and Oui Lady of Victory schools 
came to campus Monday Jan. 22 to 
learn about Martin Luther King. The 
theme, "Behold the Dreamer: Peace- 
ful Resolution of Conflicts," was pre- 
sented to the 85 participants with the 
help of 30 University volunteers. "This 
program allowed students to experi- 
ence situations from the past, future 
and present," said Novelette Emery, 
coordinator of the event and a.ssistant 
director for Affirmative Action. 

The children participated in three 
hands-on activities. First, they went 
through the voting process to choose 
what beverage they would have with 
lunch. Tliis showed them the impor- 
tance of exercising their future right 
to vote. Fruit punch won out over 
apple juice and iced tea. 

Then, .scenarios about name-call 
ing, teasing and bullies were presented 
to them. The students came up with 
solutions to the common problems 
they may face and drew a mural to 

represent peaceful resolutions. As 
Deitrique Howard from St. Francis de 
Sales said, "the more we hurt and kill 
each other, the fewer people there are 
to help our community." 

The third-graders also experienced 
a simulation erf the bus boycott .started 
by Rosa Parks and King. The children 
wore green arm bands to represent 
blacks and the coun.selors wore orange 
arm bands to represent whites in the 
face of 1955 Jim Crow laws. Picket 
signs were made by the students to 
voice their opinions about the 
laws of the 

The day ended with a .storyteller/ 
griot who used puppets and songs to 
talk about Martin Luther King, Rosa 
Parks and Fannie Lou Hamer and their 
effects on the entire world, today. 
Magic and humor in the presentation 
excited the children about the ideas 
and the Civil Rights leaders. 

The participants understood the 
ideas of the day's program. Accord- 
ing to Eric Yip, a group coun.selor, "the 
children were getting a message about 
equality. .that everyone is in the same 


Members of the pro-life group, Villanovans for Life, traveled to the nation's capital to take part in an anti- 
abortion march and conference. ^___ 

VFL attends conference and 
march in Washington 



The Villanovans for Life went to 
Washington, D.C., last weekend to 
particiapte in a pro-life conference and 
walk in the annual March for Life. 
The conference, which extended from 
Friday afternoon to Sunday, offered 
seminars on the various life issues. 
From euthanasias to issues pertaining 
to the Beijing Conference, the three- 
day convention covered wide diversity 
(if concerns that face the pro-life 

"It had a wide scope and was very 
informative," said senior Brian Page. 

It helps you realize that 
the issue spans all differ- 
ent kind of boundaries, 
both political and eco- 

Senior Brian Page 

Worskhops were offered that 
spanned many practical concerns, in- 
cluding rhetoric and fund-raising. The 
participants had an opportunity 
to listen to several speakers, includ- 
ing Represenative Chris Smith of New 
Jersey, who is curently the head of the 
pro-life caucus in the House of Rep- 

This year American Collegians for 
Life, the national group that sponsored 
the event, made an attempt to attract a 
more diverse crowd. From conserva- 
tive Christians to the PLAGAL (Pro- 
life A.s,sociation of Gays and Lesbi- 
ans), differing perspectives of the 

same issue were offered. 

"It helps you realize that the issue 
spans all different kinds of boundaries, 
both politial and economic." said 

It was really great to see 
so many young people. 

Senior Jennfier Kusnierczyk 

After the conference, the group 
stayed in town for the 23rd annual 
March for Life on Mondav, Jan 22, 

the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade 
court decision that established abor- 
tion as a constitutional right. Prior to 
the March, an all night vigil lor the 
area youth was heald at the Natinal 
Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. 
Ihe event attracted standing room 
only crowds and many o{ the youth 
spent the night in the basement of the 

"It was really great to see so many 
voung people," said senior Jennifer 

The March itself attracted a crowd 
that local media estimated at SO.OOO 


What do you think about the 
cancellation of spring Rush? 
Was the punishment justified, 
or did the administration 
overreact? Did the fraterni- 
ties have it coming? send your replies to poll(a Please 
send your comments along with your name, year, m^jor, phone 
number and whether or not you are a member of a Greek 

Cheerleaders place 
seventh in nationals 


Stuff Ri'i>(irlir 

night, \u which the l)ni\rrsilv placed 
seventh. Going into llu tm.iK, Vill- 
anova was placed sixUi iiih so cap- 
I he Wildcat ( heerleaders partici tains Amy Kcnneliv .iiui Jason 
pated in a national competition held ( ire^hei were pleased with the results 
at M(iM studios in Orlando, Florida when their squad came in seventh. 


The Villanova Cheerleaders participated in a national rompetitinn in Orlando, Florida on Jan. 6. They placed 
.seventh in the event. 

on Jan 6 Ihe University's squad 
placed seventh m the event This was 
the highest finish ol .i Hig last 
chcerleading s(jiiad ever 

Rigorous practice and preparation 
was required for the squad of fi nun 
and H women I'hev returned Iroin 
Christmas break on Dee 2X and prac 
ticed 10 hours per day until thev left 
for the trip on Jan. 5. 

On Saturdav morning, they had to 
perform the 2 "> minute routine con- 
sisting of 1 /i minutes of music, one 
minute of cheer, some dance and many 
stunts, in order to qualify to partici- 

Ihe actual competition was at 

"We reallv performed well," said 
KennelK "We (iidii'l have a had tall 
during either time we pcrtornuil llu 
routine,' she said 

Keniielly said lle.iti ( nai.h 
( harlie Murgia was "ecstatic" with the 
results of the competition. Assistant 
( 'oach Alan Roche v<iwe(i to shave his 
head it the cheerleaders made it to fi- 
nals He made good on his promise. 

I'he entire squad is excited about 
their achievement in N.ition.ils be- 
cause all of our hard work and prepa 
ration has paid off," said Kriinellv 
"We had a blast. It was like a dream 
come true," she said. 

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201 Doughern Hall. Vtllanova University, Villanova, Pa. 19085 

Jonathan M. Klick and Jitr Patterson 
Kditors in Chief 

Karen M. (>oulart 
Associate Kditor 

James \1. Donio and (lina Kullo 
Managing Editors 

Raising the level of discussion on campus. 

'Nova overreacts 
to frat foolishness 

In yet another example of the University's unstated policy of 
overreacting to isolated incidents of misconduct by students, the 
administration has found in its infinite wisdom the need to punish 
the hundreds of men involved in fraternities on campus for the stu- 
pidity of one person. Granted, what was said was reprehensible 
and demanded punitive measures. But where is the justice in meet- 
ing out a mass punishment for one individual's action? There is 

It is no secret that Greek organizations are not among the 
administration's favorite student groups, and, quite frankly, it is 
probable the powers that be would shed no tears if Greek life would 
disappear altogether. There is no better way to marginalize frater- 
nal organizations further on this campus than by barring recruit- 
ment of new members. 

Had a similar incident occurred in any number of different stu- 
dent organizations, it is virtually guaranteed that such harsh action 
would never have been considered. It is more likely the person 
responsible would be held accountable, and would be dealt with, 
which is what should have happened in this instance. 

It is doubtful that the Interfratemity Council (IFC) truly repre- 
sents a great number of those students involved in Greek life. In 
fact, it is probable that a significant number of Greeks cannot even 
name all the members of IFC. Furthermore, it is impossible to say 
the words of one member of IFC, a body containing at least two 
members from each of the 14 campus fraternities, represent the 
views of Ihe whole council. 

TTie event leading to the cancellation of spring Rush was a simple 
case of a frat boy spouting off and pounding his chest, and it should 
have been treated as such. Instead, the administration decided it 
needed to punish young men for the insensitivty and protect young 
women from Greeks who get all their prurient ideas from IFC mem- 
bers. And if you believe that. The Villanovan has some on-cam- 
pus frat houses to sell you. 

VFL's concerns 
should not be 
casually dismissed 

In the next few weeks, Villanovans for Life's future will be de- 
termined. As reported in this week's editon of The Villanovan, 
the group has attempted to separate itself from Peace and Justice. 
While it may be tough to discern the nature or extent of the griev- 
ances, one thing is for certain: the group is dissatisfied. In fact, 
during a recent meeting, an informal vote was taken to determine 
support for the motion to split with the group. According to those 
present at the meeting, no members voiced an objection to such 

Clearly, the marriage of Peace and Justice with VFL is not a 
happy one. 

Over the years, the realtionship has been characterized by poor 
communication and misunderstanding. This is not the first VFL 
administration to express concern. While other years may not have 
witnessed such a vocal statement of discontent, past and current 
members have often considered themselves "outsiders" in what they 
consider a rather liberal environment. 

In an ideal world, peace would prevail and both sides would get 
along. But peace requires justice, and if one side is concerned that 
it is not being treated justly, problems will inevitably arise. The 
concerns of VFL may not be monumetnal and, thus, may not con- 
cern the casual onlooker However, if a group that is fundamen- 
tally a student group believes that its effectiveness is being im- 
paired, there is reason for concern for other student groups as well, 
especially when the mission statement of the group appears to be 
so consistent with the mission statement of the University. 

The loss of VFL would certainly be embarrassing to the Center 
and the current battle may, to some extent, embarrass VFL. In the 
end, though, what must be considered is the legitimacy of the group's 
apprehension. If the gripes are found to be reasonable, there should 
be little hesitation in letting the group establish itself under a dif- 
ferent but equally legitmate advisory group, such as Campus Ac- 


Desecration of the 
Holocaust Tree is 

To the Editor: 

It was only a tree. After all, it's 
not like somebody died or something. 
Who cares? Why should it bother 
anybody, let alone me? So what if it 
commemorated the people who died 
in the Holocaust. I didn't know any 
of them. And yet, I had relatives, con- 
temporaries of my parents, de- 
•scribed to me by my parents, who 
were murdered. 

On Friday morning, Dec. 8, a col- 
league of mine told me something that 
stopped me in my tracks. On his way 
to class, he usually walks by the 
newly-planted tree "In Memory of All 
the Victims of the Holocaust." This 
particular morning was different from 
the Wednesday of just two days ago. 
He saw that this tree was now bend- 
ing at an angle, as if someone had tried 
to remove or deface this memorial. I 
immediately called Professor Robert 
DeFina, Acting Director of Peace and 
Justice. He had chaired the Holocaust 
Memorial Observance Committee on 
which I had participated. It was this 
committee that organized the ceremo- 
nies and decided that a living memo- 
rial, a tree, would be the best way to 
commemorate the memories of those 
who perished in the Holocaust. 

I met Bob DeFina at the tree a few 
minutes later. As we stared in disbe- 
lief, we were stunned and outraged, 
and incredibly saddened and disap- 
pointed. How could something like 
this happen afVillanova, a place where 
one's spiritual consciousness is to be 
raised? After all, the sign commemo- 
rating the tree had not been disturt)ed. 
Was it an act of God? But there had 
been no storms since Wednesday. We 
slowly walked back to our offices, 
shaking our heads, wondering what 
indeed had happeneJ. 

1 called someone in Grounds to ask 
him to check the tree. Eventually I 
found out that the tree had been 
snapped at its roots. It a)uld only be 
replaced when the weather would per- 
mit, most likely in the spring. 

In upstate New York, there is a 
plaque commemorating a concentra- 
tion camp that was built in that state. 
That's right, a concentration camp, 
with bart)cd wire and everything. It 
was built during World War II to save 
1,000 Jews from being exterminated 
in Europe. Unfortunately, they 
couldn't find 1 ,000 so they Ux)k a few After all, they were only Jews 
After the war, they were supposed to 
he repatriated back to liuropc. After 
the plaque commemorating this event 
was put up, .someone defaced it It 
was suggested that a new one be put 
in its place The people involved dc 
cidcd not to. but rather chose to leave 

it as it was, so that visitors could see 
the shame of what had been done. 

Perhaps we should allow the tree 
to die. . .and not replace it. Perhaps it 
should be a metaphor representing the 
rest of the world who watched and 
waited in silence as atrocity after 
atrocity befell one group after another: 
Jews, Catholics, Protestants, gypsies, 
the physically infirm, the mentally 
retarded, homosexuals and any others 
found to be wanting. 

I am angry. . . and I am sad. 

Michael L. Levitan 

Mathematical Sciences 


Lack of support for 
sexual minorities 
concerns student 

To the Editor: 

I think Villanova 's Strategic Plan 
is a great first step to improving the 
lack of diversity on this campus. How- 
ever, I noticed that this plan does not 
address the homosexual and sexual 
minorities here at 'Nova. By the most 
conservative estimates, at least 50 un- 
dergraduates are in the 'sexual minor- 
ity. ' They are forced to hid their true 
identities because of the lack of toler- 
ance at this imiversity. Many colleges, 
including our rival Georgetown (an- 
other Catholic University) have Uni- 
versity recognized support groups for 
gays, lesbians and bisexuals. These 
support groups are needed to help ho- 
mosexual students deal with the stress 
of being in, by no choice of their own, 
an oppressed minority. By not hav- 
ing an officially recognized support 
group, Villanova is contributing to, 
instead of addressing the problem of 
intolerance of sexual minorities on this 
campus. Intolerance is a dangerous 
thing, as it is contradictory to Jesus' 
me.ssage of 'love thy neighbor as thy- 
self and is the root of the many gay- 
bashing incidents that occur in this 
country every day. I hope that the 
University will seriously consider es- 
tablishing a recognized support group 
for gays, lesbians and bisexuals as part 
of its ongoing efforts to diversify 
Villanova's student population. 

Philip E. Mayer, Jr. 
Class of 1997 

Class expresses 
worries about 
threatened trees 

To the Editor: 

We, the students of Environmcn 
tal Ethics PHI-3820-01 , have received 
unofficial word that .several old. well 
established trees living adjacent to 

Barley Circle, at the corner of Ithan 
and Lancaster Avenue, have been 
slated for destruction in the near fu- 
ture. These trees are to be destroyed 
due to the construction of a temporary 
by-pass road in conjunction with de- 
velopment of the underpass at this in- 

We feel as though we have the right 
to be officially informed by the admin- 
istration of this university of any pro- 
posed plan to destroy any member of 
the Villanova Arboretum. This 
planned destruction, as well as past 
events of tree removal, cast a problem- 
atic shadow on the integrity of 
Villanova University's responsitiility 
as caretakers of an arboretum. 

There are members of the Villanova 
student body and faculty, as well a.s 
members of the surrounding commu- 
nity, who consider the lives of these 
trees to be inherently valuable. What 
this means is that, especially within a 
Catholic perspective, the being of any 
of God's creatures necessitates respect 
and is more fundamental than any 
human-made construction of value. 
Such an act that transforms a tree into 
a being which can be destroyed un- 
justly assumes the right to obliterate 
what many consider to be sacred. In 
light of this more fimdamental value, 
such an act is morally wrong, and in 
fact can be described as murder. 

So, as concerned members of the 
Villanova community we recognize 
the value of these trees and their right 
to life. We therefore demand a recon- 
sideration of the construction of the 
temporary road. Beyond that, we re- 
quest that future plans athat entail the 
destruction of trees, if nothing else, be 
made public to those who consider 
inherent value of the trees. When this 
request is granted, we can at least pre- 
pare for their demise. 

Environmental Ethics 


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members of the Unicersily 
community to express opinions 
through "Letters to the Editor " 
The Villanovan will print 
"Letters " received in its office in 
201 Dougherty Hall prior to the 
weekly deadline, Tuesday at 2 
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and include address, phone 
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ViUanovan reserves the right to 
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sent bv mail to The ViUanovan. 
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January 26. 1996 


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Diversity discussion must be brought into the open 


Since first .stepping foot on this 
campus, I have heard the rhetoric re- 
volving around diversity loudly rise to 
importance and suddenly disappear 
into irrelevance year after year. Most 
of this rhetoric has focused on the 
"lack" of diversity, particularly racial 
diversity, at Villanova, as well as plans 
to attract "diverse" individuals to the 
University to ameliorate this "lack." 
I have heard little, if any, calls and, 
more importantly, attempts to try to 
diversify the University without the 
adherence to this false idea that bring- 
ing "diverse" individuals to Villanova 
will automatically diversify Villanova. 

One does not have to examine the 
statistics to see that there is a large 
racial, religious and ethnic gap at 
Villanova, often leading to the image 
of a homogeneous campus, spurring 
monikers such as "Vanilla-nova." 
However, by bringing individuals dif- 
ferent from the Villanova community 

to the Villanova community, it does 
not neces.sarily follow that the Univer- 
sity will automatically become a bas- 
tion of differing views and ideas. 

Diversity is not something physi- 
cal that can be placed on campus like 
a statue, but it is something that must 
be developed. It grows from opening 
the mind and exploring different 
views, ideas and experiences, discov- 
ering how these, ideas and experiences 
relate to your own. 

I had the chance on Monday to 
participate in the Freedom School, the 
day-long group of activities honoring 
Martin Luther King, Jr. I attended two 
enlightening discussions about race, 
religion and ethnicity in which people 
of different ages and different racial, 
religious and ethnic backgrounds were 
encouraged to discuss openly their 
views, ideas, and experiences, all of 
which were in some way unique to 
their own world view. However, what 
I found in being exposed to these 
ideas, views and experiences was that 

Gum embargo 
seen as silly in face 
of other problems 


The nation of Singapore is famed 
for its harsh criminal penalties. Re- 
nowned for its caning of American 
teenager Michael Fay, this Asian 
country cracks down hard on drug 
smugglers. However, it also has a 
reputation of cracking down on gum 
smugglers. Fed up with the sticky 
situation improf>erly discarded gum 
causes, the government simply banned 
gum. The illicit Hubba Bubba trade 
can earn offenders hefty fines. 

The news of the gum ban received 
scant attention in the United States- 
except for Villanova University. 
Though not noted for its caning poli- 
cies, the administration decided that 
gum vandalism was costing our school 
too much in maintenance cosLs and, 
therefore, i.ssued the command that no 
more gum be sold in Connelly Cen- 

The policy, which has been in ef- 
fect for about a semester, has caused 
nothing but panic among students ac- 
customed to pa.ssing the time with a 
wad of Bubble Yum in their cheeks. 
Though many have tried turning to 
Tic-Tacs, chomping on a hard mint 
generally presents tooth pain. In ad- 
dition, when consumed in such a man- 
ner, a Certs usually la.sts less than .^0 
seconds. One could eat almost an 
entire package in the tinu' it takes to 
wear out a piece of Extra. 

If the p<ilicy has worked, the ad- 
ministration has not reported it No 
tront p.igc headlines on The 
Villanovan trumpeted. "Dramatic 
Reduction In Desk Vandalism!" No 
pictures have appeared of public safety 
officers standing next to a pile of con- 
fiscated Connellv gum, with a street 
vahie of 50 cents a pack Indeed, the 
Health Center has not seen an upswing 
of halitosis cases Frankly, the gum 
policy has had no appreciable effect 
on our campus. I still see vandalized 
desks and buildings 

In fact, every week, Villanova ex 
pencnccs small acts of vandalism 
When walking around campus, how 
many flattened "Natural Eight" b<ixes 
are evident'.' If one journeys down the 
path -former ly-known-as-the-Rape- 
Trail on a Friday or Saturday night, 
how many freshman males are en- 
countered urinating in the bushes? On 
weekends, how many dormitory bath- 
room stalls arc unusable, because 

someone "missed" the seat? And how 
much of the damage to University 
property has been done while some- 
one is walking home from a good 
party? The culprit in all these cases is 
GUM! Oh— sorry, I mean alcohol. 

Yes, although alcohol abuse can be 
seen every weekend to be more dam- 
aging to our University, our school 
chooses to stop selling gum, and con- 
tinue to sell alcohol. Every Home- 
coming, which is perhaps the most 
alcohol imbued day of the year, 
Villanova gladly rolls out the beer 
trucks and fills the Solo cups of the 
over- (and, let's face it, under-) 21 set. 
But if you want to freshen your stink- 
ing beer breath after a few quaffs of a 
foamy brew, forget it. Not a stick of 
gum shall be had at Villanova! 

But f>erhaps the University is cor- 
rect in harming gum and selling beer. 
Perhaps some of you readers can re- 
member the consequences of a night 
when you had a little too much gum 
to chew. We all know how many gum- 
related auto accidents happen on our 
highways each year. How many date 
rapes occur when people are too 
moved by the taste of Juicyfruit? 1 
am sure it is only a matter of months 
before GA--(Jummers Anonymous-- 
opens a chapter on Villanova's cam- 
pus. And Doublemint may double 
your flavor, double your fun, but does 
It also double your chances of liver 

With Villanova's bingc-drinking 
rates higher than those of other 
schools, with our school's reputation 
for drunkenness in the local commu- 
nity, with too many student assuming 
(and the University's Homecimiing 
policy reinforcing) that "you can't 
have a good time without alcohol." it 
appears that our priorities are sadly 
misplaced With the oodles of money 
Villanova is saving in gum-related 
vandalism costs, we should have cash 
galore to spend on alcohol-awareness 
programs Only when alcoholism and 
binge drinking .ire attacked can 
Villanova hope to lower its vandalism 
costs. Any late Friday night tour of 
campus can show how damaging our 
beer obsession really is And if the 
administration would like to discuss 
it, I'd be happy to proffer forth a peace 
offering of Fruit Stripe and have an 
honest di.scu.ssion about what alcohol, 
not gum, is doing to our cam- 

even though they may have been 
largely different from my own, there 
were some commonalities within the 
diverse group linking all of us to- 
gether. Through openly discussing 
and exploring each other's ideas, 
views and experiences, we were able 
to find common ground tying us to 
each other despite being individually 

Unfortunately, the enlightening 
discourse that 1 took part in at the Free- 
dom School rarely occurs outside 
closed rooms where participants are 
encouraged to disclose. Talking about 
race, religion and ethnicity has be- 

come socially taboo in the public 
arena, where the strict rules of politi- 
cal correctness have placed a strangle 
hold on what can be said, scaring us 
into keeping our mouths shut, forcing 
us not to communicate with each other 
about "touchy" subjects in fear that we 
may hurt the other by what is said. 
The same holds true for Villanova. 
Where, other than in the classroom, 
have you heard race, religion or 
ethnicity openly discussed at the Uni- 
versity? How often when you walk 
across campus, are you forced to think 
openly about these topics? 

Martin Luther King once said that 

people hate each other because they 
fear each t)lher, and that people fear 
each other because they do not know 
each other. If we are ever to come to 
know each other and extinguish the 
fear among us, to erase the ignorance 
that breeds racism and ethnocentrism, 
to bridge the gap between us, we must 
bring the discourse engaged behind 
closed doors out into the open, mak- 
ing it part of our everyday experiences. 
We must also insure that this discourse 
does not disappear from thought or 
action. Only then may we discover 
the beautiful diversity that links us all 

SGA's agenda left unfinished 


Recently, the Student Government 
Association has praised its own suc- 
cess, and proclaimed itself "the most 
accomplished Student Government in 
recent memory." The SGA cites such 
achievements as a campus conve- 
nience store, airport shuttle, and a stu- 
dent referendum on basketball tickets. 
These planks in their campaign plat- 
forms have all been met or will be met 
very shortly. However, there is one 
major area that remains untouched, 
and was in fact at the forefront of the 
presidential race in the election last 
year. This area deals with the issue of" 
diversity on Villanova's campus. Ac- 
cording to Mike O'Brien, SGA Presi- 
dent, "A lot of our platform consisted 
of a commitment to diversity , and we 
have tried to do things like get the di- 
versity requirement across colleges to 
go through the academic policy com- 
mittee of the University Senate, and 
that was stalled in committee. It 
seems to be relegated for a number of 

TTie main reason that action on the 
diversity issue has stalled centers 
around the University Senate itself. 
This group is comprised of 39 mem- 

bers: 13 students, 13 faculty and 13 
administrators. Most major decisions 
concerning the university are voted on 
through this body. However, its stu- 
dent members, who are also SGA 
members, feel the University Senate 
does not work to its full potential. 
"This senate itself is very fru.strating," 
said O'Brien in reference to the way 
it deals with difficult i.ssues. 

SGA Commerce and Finance 
Senator Sheldon Pollock noted that the 
senate did not approve a budget for 
last year due to a tie vote. Rather than 
devise a strategy to resolve the situa- 
tion, the senate moved on to other 
business, despite the fact that budget- 
ing is one of their major roles. When 
asked about the final outcome of this 
matter. Pollock replied, "The vote was 
a tie, and nothing happened." This 
type of action on the part of the sen- 
ate was considered commonplace by 
the other student senators. 

Traditionally in the university sen- 
ale an issue is brought up for discus- 
sion and eventually voted on if the is- 
sue so requires. However, the current 
practice seems to be the occurrence 
of a general debate, that is voted on in 
some cases but is hindered and for- 
gotten after the voting process; no ac- 

tion is taken on the matter. 

Dealing with the University Sen- 
ate, and other officials has proved to 
be even more difficult than some 
younger .senators suspected. The lack 
of consideration that some adminis- 
trators have shown the student sena- 
tors has turned into a stumbling block 
in some cases. "This is a young stu- 
dent government, we've got a lot of 
people who are involving themselves 
and were elected for the first, and 
found it frustrating. From some fac- 
ulty and administrators their concerns 
weren't really being taken seriously, 
they were being talked down to and 
disrespected in some instances,"said 

The agenda for the student govern- 
ment this year has been set, and in- 
cludes a wide variety of issues and 
projects. Pushing this agenda through 
will be a very difficult task unless a 
better relationship is fostered between 
SGA and the University Senate, a 
body that has been described by the 
SGA President as ineffectual. "A lot 
of people are questioning the effective- 
ness and u.sefulness of the Senate," 
O'Brien said, "The Senate it,self needs 
to do more or be re-evaluated." 

Arafat's apparent change of 
heart could be key to peace 


Yasir Arafat has done what was 
considered imp(^ssible. He has guided 
his people, the Palestinians, to dem(K- 
racy TTie voting may have had a few 
flaws, and certainly the new president 
has more than a few skeletons in his 
closet, but he has succeeded where 
other Arab leaders have failed. 

There were certainly justified con- 
cerns over the nature of Arafat's cam- 
paign strategy, especially in regard to 
the media, but the high turnout and 
overwhelming support for his presi 
dencv should be cheered by the world 
as a whole With Palestine emerging 
as a democracy, there is legitimate 
hope that a lasting peace will spring 
up in that troubled region of the world 

Arafat has set a powerful prece- 
dent If the world reacts in a positive 
manner, pumping in the necessary aid 
to develop the infrastructure and eco 
nomic base, his Arab neighbors could 
very well reexamine their age old avei 
sion to dem(Kratic forms of govern- 
ment Foreign aid has been indispens- 
able to Israel's development, and a 
similar Western interest in Palestine 
could net equally as positive results 

With the establishment of a democ 
racy, a much needed stability has been 
added to Israel's borders ITicrc is now 
a process by which the Palestinians 
will be governed and even more im- 
portant rules of succession 

To many people, Arafat is an evil 
person. That may well be true, but 
despite his and de.spite the skcp- encompa.ssing his future plans. 

he represents a dramatic turn toward 
a more mainstream mentality. His 
rhetoric is still sometimes abrasive, but 
when compared to his more extremist 
opponents, especially the woman who 
ran against him the inaugural election, 
he emerges as a pillar of restraint. 

Nevertheless, the next few months 
will tell all. If he revokes the blatantly 
anti-Semitic covenant, as he has prom- 
ised, another dramatic step will have 
been taken. If the Jerusalem talks do 
not get bogged down bv pride, the 
peace process will receive the pivotal 
shot in the arm In fact, his upcomint! 
lalks with Israel's Rabin could verv 
well make or break the i.ssue. It is 
more comforting now, though, know- 
ing that It will be two democracies 
approaching each other. 

Ihe democratic process is irulv in 
an infant stage. Arafat would be wise 
to bring the extremists into Ihe pro- 
cess. If thev feel that they cm ,ip 
proach the issues pragmatically, with 
tiailots instead of bullets, a drop in ter 

rorism should ensue. 

The Palestinians will now struggle 
to establish a national identity Much 
like their Jewish neighbors, they were 
forced into their own diaspora And 
also like their Jewish neighbors, their 
claim to the land stretches far back into 
Biblical times -- as far back <is the pre- 
{:xodus years 

The Palestinians have been paying 
for the fact that they obdurately re- 
lused the original partition plans of 
1947. In fact, if their demands are met, 
they still will receive less than haU 
original territory. Hopelullv, the past 
h.ilf century has provided lessons in 

Maybe Arafat has not changed. 
Maybe trouble is waiting just around 
the bend However, his recent .suc- 
cesses in democracy hint that the Is- 
raelis would be wise to |uiiip .il the 
olive branch he has extended Ihere 
has been tremendous bad blood be- 
tween the two sides. Ihat is what 
makes this past weekend so imjwrtant. 

Catch the Patterson Perspective each and 
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January 26, 1996 

SGA has done well l 



By Ml( HAll () BRIKN 

The 1995-96 StudLiil Ljosciiuuliu 
Association is the most accomplished 
Student Government in recent 
memory This year's success results 
Ironi experienced leadership conihm 
ing adept long raime pLuunim v^ iih a 
practical view ot iieeess,ii\ shurl lenn 
goals Aiiione the aenunplishriieiils 
ot Ihe liisi seniesui xl the 1995-96 
Student ( iin einmeiit Assiieiation 

1. Convenient Store hood Court 
The addition ofa convenient store/late 
hour food court to Donoluie Hall in 
the summer ol 1990 will greatly hen- 
efit students This represents a major 
step in the S(iA South Campus Com- 
munity elTort and is one ot many Stu- 
dent Goveinment initiated South 
Campus improvements 

2. Airport Shuttle In cooperation 
with Public Safety, the SGA estab- 
lished this much needed service to stu- 
dents, faculty and stafi. This service 
provides immediate benefits for cur- 
rent students while providing a service 
helpful in building the geographic di- 
versity of the University 

3. MAC machines. Ihe addition of 
a MAC machine to Donahue Hall for 
the beginning of the 199h-97 aca- 
demic year was a major accomplish- 
ment of the SGA and will allow the 
University to better serve students. 

4. Student Referendum on Basket- 
ball Tickets. March 6, 1995 will mark 
the date when students decide for 
themselves how basketball tickets. 
Ihe Student Ciovernment Association 
initiated this referendum and has 
worked to ensure a fair process. 

5. Academic Integrity Statement. 
The SGA is strongly committed to 
making Villanova the premier aca- 

demic instiiuiion in the United States 
The first sieji lowarel this goal is a 
eonmuinal attiimalion of academic 
integrity. As new iiKinbers of the 
Vilhmnva Coinmunity accept theii 
admission to Villanova, thev will sign 
an affirmative statement eommitting 
ihemselves to personal integrity. 

The second semester promises to 
he an equally productive lime lor the 
SGA as we prepare to initiate inno 
vative efforts in Villanova township re- 
lations, student life improvements, 
philanthropy, and numerous other 
projects to improve the Villanova 

Specifically, in the second semes 
ter we will work hard to gather feed- 
back from students about the current 
state of the University and in which 
direction must we go to ensure 
Villanova's successful academic, 
physical and financial growth. 

AKso of foremost priority is im- 
proving Villanova/township relations 
Villanova students travel around the 
world to give of ourselves and help 
the disadvantaged and unfortunate re- 
build their lives. Yet, in the process 
we have forgotten to do the same in 
our very own backyard. We must let 
our neighbors know what Villanova 
students are really about. To this end, 
we will initiate the Villanova Com- 
munity Reconciliation (VCR) pro- 
gram designed to bring more Villanova 
students out into our immediate neigh- 
bors' community and work as partner 
towards a common goal. A February 
15, 1996 reception for all Villanovans 
and local officials will kick off the 
VCR program and forever change the 
relations of the Villanova student and 
our neighbors. 

Feedback: The Internet 




World governments continually 
struggle for control (uer our minds. 
They do this by attempting to regu- 
late what we say and do This is not a 
new phenomenon. Therefore, il is 
unsurprising to see a continual 
struggle for control over freedom of 
speech. Unfortunately, this war took 
a turn for Ihe worse recently in .i Ger- 
man courtroom 

The Internet ijuicklv become 
Ihe global icon of tree expression 
Conceived .is an experiment, it was 
designed to facililale mtornialion e\ 
change between the governmeni, re 
search labs and universities. Struclur 
ally, it isdecenlrali/ed. .ind self-regii 
lating. Recently. ( OmpuServe. the 
.second largest Internet provider ac- 
ceded lo a pioseculoi 111 Munich, and 
removed all Usenel news groups be- 
lieved to CiMit.iin explicit sexualilN In 
terms of immediate re.ietion. lliis 
move caused little damage Ihe de 
centralized nature of the Internel 
makes it incredihl\ simple lo liiul 
ihose same news gioiips elsev\liere 
However, this is a prelude ol things to 
come, Governmenls ari>iind the world 
are trying to get as much control over 
the Internet as possible w hile it is still 
in its infancv. TherjL- are several laws 
before Congress thai would censoi 
free speech on the Net Most promi 
nent is the Communicilion Decencv 
At I which vviiuld givi' tlu' l( (" llu' 
power to reguiale "iiukeeiie\ on the 
net. A number ol stale legislalures ,iie 
considering similar legislation. We 
also see a new legislation cropping up 
in response to individual acts, like thai 
proposeil In Senator Diaiu' I emsUiii 
(D-CA) \v Itu h w iiiilil I laek down on 
online bomh making guides Admil- 
ledly. these kmdsot instriiclion m.inii 
alsare not good, but air hilK hke ilu'se 
llu (iiicnmiurs lo inoir. ,\ni\ pti 

haps excessive intrusions into our free- 
dom of speech* \\ \s already d\lTicu\l 
to tell what laws apply to what part of 
cyberspace. In e.s.sence, these new 
laws would destroy the Internet as we 
know It. After all, look at what one 
German prosecutor was able to do to 
millions of Americans. 

This conflict is occurring because 
the Internet exists within scKieties that 
have (irmly entrenched laws and per- 
ceptions of decency Internet activ- 
ists continually tout its unregulated 
freedom of expression as being the 
ultimate safeguard of democracy. Yet, 
lew are willing to defend Ihe spread 
of child pornography Undoubtedly, 
some control is warranted, (iiven that 
Ihe Nel is transforming into a com 
mercial enterprise, we need to ensure 
that children are adecjiiatelv protected 
Several methods have been proposed 
One involves programs that block out 
indecent sites. Another, more radical 
solution proposes an international 
commission to regulate the entire 
Inlernel Ihe recommendations ot the 
commission would be bmding on ev 
ervoiie Despite its advantages, nii 
merous legal challenges confront the 
construction of such a commission 

free speech is arguably the mosi 
poieiil tool Ihe United States citizens 
wield in preserving a lust ;ind demo 
cratic societv Modern technology 
presents us with a critical dilemma. 
Ill thai we must choose whether or not 
this freedom should be limited In go\ 
ernmeni regulation Regulation ihreal 
ens to ilesIro\ Ihe Internet's founding 
principle ol liee speech While some 
leL'uhilion IS Meci'ssai\. vvc must not 
allo\k partisan wiulil governinenls to 
wrest one of our most potent \ehicles 
of free speech and thought from us in 
imposing numeioiis laws ,uul lestiu 
lions on the Internet Allei .ill. if the 
Communications Decencv Ad sue 
ceeds, where will the regulation stop ' 

Have u sii^jjcstion for a story? Heard a hoi tip? 
Li'avt' a (ii'tailed messajjc with peritnent information. 
Leave it anonymoiislv or with your name. 

581 -TIPS (581-8477) 

Complaints about 
biased recruiting 
for prestigous 
campus groups 

To the Editor: 

Since Orientation, 1 have been try 
ing to get involved on campus. I didn't 
think this task would be difficult, and 
the Orientation Counselors had me 
convinced il would not be. They were 
all so friendly, outgoing, and person- 
able, and displayed to me that involve- 
ment throughout campus was impor- 
tant to be happy here. Throughout the 
year, I became aware of the rigorous 
application process for several cam- 
pus activities. Obviously the O.C. s 
have demonstrated great potential to 
run a strong orientation program. 
Their enthusiasm is perhaps the rea- 
son I was not so surprised to see some 
of the same faces when I attended a 
Blue Key Society Recruitment meet- 
ing. Maybe 1 was not cut out to be an 
O.C, but the Blue Key was something 
I really wantedand could do really 
well, o-kay, maybe I was wrong. 

As the year progressed, I became 
a volunteer for the Special Olympics. 
At the first meeting I attended, 1 rec- 
ognized a lot of faces, I tried to recall 
where I had seen them before. Of 
course ! Many of the committee chairs 
were OC.'s and Blue Key members. 
I began to question the statistics. Are 
there really 6,(XX)+ undergraduates at 
this university? For some reason, I 
began to feel that there were only 75, 
and they were running all the clubs 
and organizations. I am truly im- 
pressed by these people, they must be 
special, Ht>wever, as my sophomore 
year, the more activities I 
try to become part of, the more disap- 
pointment I am faced with, TTie more 
interviews I go to, and the more ap- 
plications I fill out. the more excluded 
I feel. Normally I would accept these 
feelings of chagrin, realizing the se- 
lected students are qualified, hut why 
are the same students repeatedly in- 
cluded'.' Does anyone recognize that 
others are continuously being shut 

My most recent "disappointment 
•ittack" was when my name was miss- 
ing from the list of selected students 
for spring bre.ik Habitat for Human- 
ity volunteer trips I understand that 
not all the students who want to vol- 
unteer can be accommodated, but whv 
did I recognize the names of so many 
people that are already active mem- 
bers of the Villanova C(mimunity'.' 
When do new people get a chance' 
I'm sure that they would do a won- 
derful job on their respective trips, but 
I am starting to believe what I've been 
hearing all along, the same people <ire 
included in the biggest activities on 
c.impus Well if they are the most 
popular activities, then I think it's time 
that someone else got a chance to be 

Maybe 1 in not the most qn.ililied 
or the best e.indidate foi these [)osi 
lions, l>ut I know there .iie otheis 
out there. |ust like me. who le.illv want 
to gel involved I di'^ not lesent these 
people. Some ol them ,ne niv closest 
fiiends. and thev ,ue mv fiiends bv 
e.iiise I like ,iiid .uimiie the people thev 
,ne I ,1111 pioiid thev lepresent mv 
university. I>ul reeentiv I ve been fight 
ing back in mv dis.ippomtment in "llu 
system" from them 1 haven t dec ided 
whethei ot not to ti\ again foi these 
.ictivities I still re. illy w.inl to be in 
vulved. bill I'm extremely discoiii 
.u;ed I jiist hope in the future, stii 
dent leeruiteis take into consider. ition 
how many people to become 
moie involved on c.impus I know that 
lepe. iters do an excellent |oli. but I .ilso 
know that there .ire ,i lot of otiiei stii 
dents could oi intter the 
ijiialily of these piogr.mis if given Ihe 
I h.iiu'e And nnfoilun.itelv I also feel 

that there are students that desire to 
be a part of these programs even more 
til. in Ihe people currently involved I 
know then selection process will nevei 
change, but out of respect foi youi 
peers, next time you seek out a cam 
pus activity please ask youisell if you 
re.illy want to do it. 

Gavaghan: Lay 
off Sinatra 

To the Editor: 

First I should congratulate Ann 
Gavaghan for research into what must 
have been, for her, the faded, arcane 
world of Sinatra lyrics. Her column 
on December 8th asked why Bob Dole 
and the Moral Majority exclaim 
against today's music, TV, and mov- 
ies while remaining silent about the 
insidious a.spects of the songs that Old 
Blue Eyes used to croon, songs that 
still perpetuate all kinds of immoral- 

Ms, Gavaghan must recognize, of 
course, that any baleful influence 
Sinatra' s songs may have, can be af- 
fecting only those who have already 
been corrupted emd whose inclinations 
toward sexual indiscretions have been 
diminishing with the passing years. 
Certainly few under sixty-five listen 
to the nostalgia radio stations that play 
Sinatra records. Perhaps Ann's major 
in classical studies explains her dis- 
covery of what Generation X undoubt- 
edly considers artifacts of a distant 

The interpretations surrounding 
any artifact always reflect the mind set 
of the investigator. Since music, TV, 
and movies today, both mirroring and 
influencing today's mores, assume 
that any romantic relationship must be 
fully sexual in nature, Ms. Gavaghan 
follows suit, 

"Strangers in the Night" must have 
engaged in one night stands and any 
man who "smiled as she whispered 
manana. " while knowing that manana 
will never come, must have had his 
way with her the night before. All 
fondly remembered romances of "very 
good years" had to have involved a 
series of sexual encounters. 

TV's "Frasier" presents the third 
date as the outer limit for a couple 
before tumbling into the sack. All of 
this may accord with Sinatra's per- 
sonal life, but il takes a peculiar per- 
spective to read it into the words of 
Sinatra's lyricists. And when it comes 
lo drunk driving, remember that the 
lyrics stipulate one for my baby (a 
sexist reference admittedly) and one 
more for the road. Furthermore, we do 
not know what the guy is drinking, 
maybe just two beers. 

I am aware that Ms (javaghan' s 
tongue was a good way into her cheek, 
but she was making a point. Bob Dole 
and others .ire hypocritically exploit 
ing concern over declining family val 
lies for political gain. That may be 
true, but there is cause for worrv A 
( .ilifornia entertainment magazine 
|ust examined forty recently released 
music albums and found only ten with 
out profanity or x-raled lyrics 

I doubt if all those who listen to 
them will be pushed to perdition, but 
much 111 the entertainment indusliv 
seems to he contributing to a growim' 
vulgarity of l.inguage and irresponsi 
l-iilitv ot beh.ivioi I ven those st.ilw.ut 
ojipoiients ot censorship. Siskei .iiid 
I berl, think that movie makers should 
reflect more on the kind of imp.iel thev 
.ire having upon societv 

Ix-t me challenge Ms Gavagh.iii 
let her pick the lyrics oi any song 
from the old Hit Parade .ind let me 
pick the lyrics of a song from the to|i 
ten of the ch.irts todav I el us sec 
which The Villanovan will In ,ihle to 

Raymond F. Cummin^^s 
Histoij Department 

R S 

Villanova family 
insulted by lack 
of recogntion for 
deceased mother 

To The Editor: 

The Villanovan has a new motto: 
"Raising the level of discussion on 
campus," Thus, we are encouraged 
by the editorial board to participate in 
"a forum for enlightened campus dis- 
cussion..." Well, since you asked, al- 
low me to enlighten the University 
with a topic of discussion - my 
dissatisfacton with Villanova Univer- 
sity and its official newspaper. The 
Villanovan. It has reached an irrepa- 
rable level in recent weeks Let irie 
tell you why. 

On September 16, 1995, my 
mother, Professor Marie A, Campisi, 
died after a five year battle wiht a very 
complicated illness. She was an ad- 
junct professor at Villanova since 
1987. Prior to that, she attended 
Villanova on a full tuition scholarship, 
graduating in 1986, with honors, with 
a Masters Degree in History, She was 
well known throughout campus by her 
students and colleagues. She was not 
the only member of my family with a 
connection to this university. I gradu- 
ated in 1991 and will soon complete 
my Master's Degree in Villanova's 
political science department. My two 
sisters also attended this university and 
my father works part time in the li- 

"You would have known all this had 
The Villanovan shown some respect 
and honor by acknowledging this 
death. Instead, they initially told me 
"We don't print obituaries," Later, 
they apparently decided it was news- 
worthy and informed me that they 
would print an article with the appro- 
priate information. Two months and 
numerus phone calls later, .still no ar- 

I expected that The Villanovan 
would wish to acknowledge the death 
of a professor, especially one whose 
family is so closely linked to the Uni- 
versity community. Not only did 1 
expect this, but I was repeatedly told 
by the paper's advi.sor that it would 
be printed. 

I cannot begin to explain how per- 
sonally offended and in.sulted our fam 
ily feels. Professor Campisi was ,t 
respected member of Villanova's fac 
ultv. one who gave countless hours of 
service to her students. 1 believe her 
students, who were intimately aware 
of her ill health, would want to know 
that she passed away. Where else ex- 
cept The Villanovan would they read 
about this tragedy' In my eight years 
as both an undergraduate and gradu- 
ate student, I can remember several 
professors who passed away. 1 found 
out about them on the pages of this 
newspaper. To refuse such information 
to the University community is not 
only unjust, but charcteristie of .i 
newspaper increasingly concerned 
with fluff and frivolity. Unlortiiii.itely, 
this IS only a reflection of the univ er- 
siiv ,is .1 whole lb inform the family 
that the information would be printed, 
and then not print it. is not only otfen- 
sive, but shameful as well. 

These actons solidify mv im.ige ot 
\ illanova - <i place mcreaeinglv 
,K lerizcd by indifference and medioc- 
ritv This IS h.ippeiis when 
money becomes the [ focus, 
.iiid respoiisibilitv for this si. iris .it the 
vrrv top |\'rh,tps some d.iy the em 
|)li,isis .It Villanova will shift back to 
the things which really make ,i differ- 
ence in ,1 thoughtless society Diifoi 
lun.itely. it will be too late to sooiIk 
the personal insult fell by the t.imilv 
of ,1 very dedicated .ind respected 
member of Villanova'a faculty who 
g.ive her tme. energy and he.ilth lo the 
studenls ol Villanov.i 

Tony Campisi 
(lass of 1991 

January 26. 1996 


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*The Student Ticket Commission is requesting that students 
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8 p.m. at the Spectrum 

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First Prize $500 

Monday, February 5 
. Villanova Room, 12-3 p.m. 

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January 26. 1996 

Jan. 26 

Benefit Concert 

$4, ()()(), (MM) in pennies would 
probably tit in the BHLLE AIR 
TERRACE (a 8:(K) p m TONIGHT. 
However, we're looking to make 
considerably less than that at a 
BENETIT CONCERT for Villanova 
Community Partnership Corps, a 
group that works with homeless and 
housing-rights organizations in 
Philadelphia. Eor $2.00 enjoy the 
sounds of WORKSHED (with 
members of Chief Crunchy) and 
lY.l, (from Bryn Mawr). 


Presidential Pri- 
mary Preview 

Hosted by political author Dr. Mat- 
thew Kerbel, the Political Awareness 
League will present an inside look at 
the Presidential Race and the Road to 
the White House. This will be held at 
7 p.m. For location information or any 
other questions call 51^-6573. 

Feb. 4 

ries, artwork, and photography. Please 
share with us your mternatK)nal ex- 
periences! All submi.ssions should be 
turned in to The International Students 
Office, lower level of Corr Hall by 
Feb. 16. For more information con- 
tact Steve at 519-4095 or Debbie at 


Do you have something to SAY? 
Well, Chautauqua is looking for a few 
good minds to discuss political and 
.social issues effecting our world and 
the Villanova campus. Please call Tara 
at 581-3796 for more details. Our 
meetings are informal and meet ir- 
regularly. So, if you want to be put 
on our phone list, please call. Writ- 
ers, editors and staff are needed. 

having your poster design displayed 
on campus. The contest is open to any 
member of the university community. 
The size of the poster is H"xl7" 
Submissoin deadline is Feb. 16. Post- 
ers may be dropped off in the Office 
■ • d^ of Leadership Development - upper 

Work in Crermany level of the Connelly Center. If you 

have any questions, call Joanne 
O' Donne 11 at x4070. 

a first hand look at the "real world" of 
politics. For further information con- 
tact Dr. Jeff Hahn, program director, 
or the department secretaries Diane or 
Margaret in room 202, Liberal Arts 
Center x977 17, 

Januan/26, 1996 


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Jan. 29 


Time Manage- 
ment Program 

Get organized this semester! Dr. 
Reilly will offer practical suggestions 
for better time management and study 
techniques in a brief workshop Mon- 
day, Jan. 29 from 3:30 - 4:20 p.m. in 
the Counseling Center, room 106 Con- 
Hall. The workshop is free and no 
sign-up is necessary. 


On Monday, Jan. 29 the Villanova 
Environmental (iroup will hold it's 
first meting of the semester. All are 
welcome to attend. VF.G members 
encourage campus environmental 
awareness, participate in outdoor ac- 
tivities .Hid plan and run the annual 
Earth Day celebration. 
The meeting will take place at 7:15 
p.m. in the center for Peace and Jus- 
tice Education. 

Jan. 30 

St. Augustine Club 

Attention members, potential offic- 
ers and interested students: The club 
will meet Tuesday. Jan 30 in the 
Rosemont Room of Connelly Center 
at S p.m. The club seeks to promote 
the university's intellectual and spiri- 
liial mission on campus thrcnigh com- 
nuiiiai activities Major events and our 
spring lecture will be discussed. 
Please call x 3f)99 and leave a mes- 
sage if you arc interested but cannot 
make the meeting. Refreshments will 
be served. 

Jan, 31 

Core Humanities 

Women's Studies and the C ore Ilu 
nianities encourage professors and 
their students to attend a lecture by 
Progessore Nina Auerbach. Centen- 
nial Professor ol hisotry and literature 
at the University of Pennsylvania <>n 
Wcdnesdav, J^n "^1 at 4 30 p m in 
Bartleylin Hei talk, "Vampires in 
the Light. " will examine adaptations 
of Hracula in the V)U)s and '7()s and 
consider the ways in which they be- 
come metaphors for the changing sta- 
tus of feminism, women's power and 

Orchestra Con- 
ductor to Appear 

Wolfgang Sawallisch, conductor of 
the Philadelphia Orchestra will join 
William dePasquale longtime member 
of the Philadelphia Orchestra in a spe- 
cial Sonata Concert performing the 
Mozart Sonata for Violin & Piano 
K.254; the Beethoven Sonata No. 5 
Op.24 and the Shumann Sonata in A 
minor Op. 105. The concert will take 
place at 3 p.m. in St. Mary's Chapel. 
$5.00. Tickets are available from the 
Office of Music Activities at x 7214 
or at the door. 


Heaney Postponed 

The poetry reading by Nobel Prize 
winner Seamus Heaney, scheduled for 
Feb. 21 has been postponed. A new 
date will be announced shortly. 

Support Group 

The Counseling Center will offer 
a confidential support group during the 
spring semester for Villanova students 
who have an eating disorder. The 
group will meet on Mondays from 7 
p.m. to K p m. A screening interview 
is necessary to join the group Please 
contact Dr. Leslie Parkes at x 4050 for 
more information. 

Leadership Honor 

Ihe Villanova Chapter of Omicron 
Delt.i K.ippa I t-adership Honor Soci 
(.•t\ IS seeking stiulents tor member 
ship Students can he nominated In 
club societv prcsulents, admimstra 
tors tacultv or seil-nominated (appli 
cations are available in the Student 
Activities Office) ( ompleted appli 
cations should he returned to the Stu 
dent Activities Oftice, Dougherty 
Hall, room 214, no later than 4 p.m., 
Iridav. Feb Id Selections will he 
made by Feb 23 Admission is lim- 
ited to sophomore and junior students 
with evidence otieatlership and strong 
academic success (top 3^'/ ol Ihe 
student's college through the Fall 1995 
semester and a (i.PA of ^ IX or bet- 

Submissions for 

Villanovas premier International 
Students' magazine is accepting sub 
missions of poetrv. prose, short sto- 

The Democratic Socialists of 
America meet every Tuesday at 7 p.m. 
in the Center for Peace and Justice 
Education. Come be a part of 
Villanova's most active political 
group. You need not consider your- 
self a socialist- only have a fair mind 
and want to work for change. Any 
questions please call Tara at 581-3796. 

Service Work 

Have you decided what you will 
be doing once you graduate from 
Villanova? Consider the possibility 
of "giving back" a year of service by 
volunteering and sharing your gifts 
with the poor of the United States or 
overseas. There are literally thousands 
of volunteer placements available. For 
more information, see Barbara Haenn 
in the Campus Ministry Office, St. 
Rita's Hall. An appointment calen- 
dar is right outside of her office door. 

Search Retreat 

This retreat will be on Feb. 2-4 
SEARCH retreats are run by a team 
of students who give presentations and 
lead small discussion groups and ac- 
tivities. Talks focus on the challenges 
students face concerning values, rela- 
tionships and faith. Through the shar- 
ing of personal experiences a strong 
sense of community develops among 
participants. To sign up call Campus 
Ministry at 51 9-()()99. 

Positions are available for gradu- 
ating seniors from any of the Villanova 
colleges to work as English Assistants 
in Catholic b<iarding schools in south- 
ern Germany. Some familiarity with 
(ierman is among the criteria, but this 
is for your own comfort. It is not nec- 
essary for the intrinsic work. This is 
a wonderful opf)ortunity. For details 
contact Dr. Van Allen, Theology and 
Religious Studies Department, 519- 
4766 now. Prompt action is needed. 


The Villanova Feminist Coalition 
is meeting on Thursday nights at 7:30 
this semester in the Center for Peace 
and Justice Education located in the 
basement of Sullivan Hall. If you are 
interested in discussing gender issues 
on campus or in our culture, please 
join us to help plan activities for the 
semester. For more information, call 


Quiet Retreat at 
Sea Isle City 

Feb 9-11 Ihis retreat will allow 
for quiet time and solitude It will in 
elude scripture meditation and group 
discussion as well as Spiritual direc- 
tion To sign up call Campus Minis 
try at 519-66W 

Social Justice Re- 

This retreat will he on 1 eh 23-25 
at St Francis Inn Living and work- 
ing at a soup kitchen, participants will 
rellcct upon the work that they are 
doing and whv they are doing it. Call 
Campus Ministry at 519-6699 tor 
more information. 


Have fun' I rarn something' 
- and earn 3 credits! (io to Washing 
ton. DC from May 12-31 with the 
Washington Minimester Program 
sponsored hv the Political Science 
Department Students will live in 
Washington and meet with Senators, 
members of C\>ngress. lobbyists and 
media personalities among others in 

The International Committee 
Against Racism meets every Wednes- 
day at 5 p.m. in the Peace and Justice 
Center. We seek to inform Villanovans 
on forms of prejudice and work to re- 
move them. If you are interested in 
working with issues of race and learn- 
ing more about yourself call xl9063 


On Saturday, Feb. 10, students 
from local colleges will be dancing to money for Philadelphia anti-pov- 
erty groups. Students from Villanova 
are encouraged to get a sponsor sheet 
from Campus Ministry, bottom of St. 
Rita's, and get sponsors for four hours 
of dancing. A portion of the money 
will go to supporting students from 
Villanova to continue doing charitable 
work full-time during the summer. 
Call x 1 2593 to sign up and reserve 
transportation. Meet other people and 
get your grcxive on to help fight pov- 


Yi)u read the "Feedback ailumn in 
the Op-Ed section every Friday, now 
tune in to 89.1 FM every Sunday at 9 
am. to "Feedback From the Political 
Awareness Ixague " Get the inside 
story on campus life and the national 
political scene. Join the debate by 
calling 5 19-7202 during the show. 

Gay and Lesbian 

An in formal support network for 
gays, leslnans, hiscxiials. ans anyone 
who IS questioning his her sexuality 
is now a\ailahle to the students of 
Villanova Univcrsitv If voii wish to 
meet with someone who has concerns 
similar to your own, to learn what re- 
sources are available for sexual mi- 
norities in the greater Philadelphia 
region, or to just talk on the phone 
with a fellow student, call 519- 
60(M) to leave a message in voice mail 
box #SM45 All calls are absolutely 
confidential and, if sincere, will be 
responded to within 24 hours. 

Poster Contest 

Ihe Villanova University Aids Task 
Force is sponsoring a poster contest 
promoting HIV/AIDS issues at 
Villanova Ilie prize will be a $ 1 (K).(K) 
dep<isit in your Wildcard account and 

Peter Kreeft to 

Well-known author and philosophy 
professor, Peter Kreeft, Ph.D., will be 
visiting Villanova Feb. 22 to give a 
lecture sponsored by the St. August- 
ine Club, the Philosophy Department 
and Core Humanities. He will deliver 
a lecture titled "Requiem for a 
Student's Soul" about controversial 
philosophical, religious and educa- 
tional trends in the university. The 
lecture will take place at 7:30 p.m. in 
the Wayne/St. Davied's Room in 
Connelly Center. Reception to follow. 

Student Theatre 

We are looking for ORIGINAL 
THEATRE'S 2ned annual "Night of 
1,000 Laughs." Interested or just want 
more informaton? Call x76932 and 
leave a message. We will get back to 

Nursing Lecture 

Ronald J. Sider and Rev. Eugene 
Bay, will present a lecture "Building 
a Healthy Society" on Feb. 19 at 7:30 
in the Wayne/St. David Room. Call 
the College of Nursing at x94900 for 
further information. 

Curlee Holton in solo show now at Villanova 

Special to the Villanovan 

The works of artist/educator/ 
scholar Curlee Raven Holton come to 
the Villanova University Art (iallery 
beginning Jan. 15. Titled "Whispers 
in the Blood", the multi-media show 
of prints, paintings, collages and draw- 
ings continues through Feb. 15. 

A free public reception for the 
Connecticut artist will take place on 
Saturday, Jan. 20, from 4 to 6 p.m. in 
the gallery, located in the Connelly 
Center on the Villanova campus. 

A master printmaker, Holton 
joined Lafayette College in Easton, 
Pa., in 1991 to teach art and African- 
American art history and launch the 
college's first printmaking program. 
His etchings, monoprints and other 
works have been exhibited widely in 
the United States and abroad. Among 
other institutions, his art is in collec- 
tions of the Cleveland Museum of Art, 
Morehouse College, British Petroleum 
of America-Corporate Collection, and 
the Kaiser Permanent Corporate Col- 

"There is much power in his touch 
and in Holton's eye, which does not 
Oinch from piercing truths. This is not 

facile work, but imaginative, not stud- 
ied, but insightful, and it delivers a 
wealth of artistry, " wrote a reviewer 
of a recent one-person Holton exhibit 
in Hartford, Conn. 

Cleveland, Ohio gallery owner 
William E. Busta, who has hosted sev- 
eral exhibits of the Mi.ssissippi-born 
artist, writes, "In part, the power of 
Holton's work is a product of his ca- 
pacity to create and present a mythic 
order. That order assembles symbols 
and charms that can act as psychic 
tools and as sources of power. Holton's 
order establishes and defends a terri- 
tory of identity ' 

Of his role as artist, Holton .says, 
"As an African-American art maker, I 
have been located in a community by 
birth, experience and symbolic mean- 
ing. As a maker of what I believe to 
be cultural artifacts, I hope to aid my 
community by defining and distilling 
its activities through my art." 

Holton notes, however, that only in 
part does his work reflect his ancestry 
as an African- American. His art, he 
adds, goes beyond race into the much 
broader context of culture. He says, 
"Race doesn't explain human behav- 
ior; culture does. Behavior isn't a ra- 

cial phenomenon It has its roots in 
cultural experience. 

The notion of identity is often 
taken out of context. African-Ameri- 
can art transcends the African- Ameri 
can experience. It's a metaphor for all 
peoples. It's an immigration .story like 
that of the Vietnamese boat people or 
the westward migration of European 
peoples to the United States. Art em- 
braces all of humanity regardless of 
its roots." 

Holton hopes that those who come 
to view "Whispers in the Bl(K)d" at 
Villanova will experience the show 
beyond seeing. 

"I want people to read the work, to 
stand before it as though they were in 
their living rooms preparing to read a 
rich, good book. GtH>d art is more than 
a visual phenomenon; it's textual." 

Holton is a 1992 Fulbright Fellow 
and recipient of a National Education 
Association fellowship. Prior to join- 
ing the Lafayette faculty, he had been 
an art instructor at Ohio's Kent State 
University. He lectures on African- 
American art, is widely published and 
is personally involved in bringing art 
programs to public .schools. 

Holton's Villanova presentation 

will include a lectiiic Jan 25 on Afri- 
can American art traditions, ' Thf 
Harlem Renaissance " and ideals ol 
Black estheticism. His talk will take 
place at 4:30 p.m. in room 300 of the 
St. Augustine Center. 

Curlee Raven Holton exhibit opened at the Villanova Art Gallery at Connoly Center. 

Sorority rush captivates the 
female population at 'Nova 


Staff Reporter 

Four days before classes began, 
members of all eight sororities came 
back to hold rush for the 349 fresh- 
man women who would soon arrive. 
The HO sophomore girls who also par- 
ticipated in the rush process helped 
maintain the large number of students 
who take part in female nish each year 
at Villanova University. 

The large turnout has helped gain, 
in most cases, positive national rec 
ogmtion to a series of sorority parties 
The National Panhellenic Committee 
has distinguished Villanova University 
as having a carefully planned and plot- 
ted pr(x:ess. Perhaps the success of the 
program is due to the dedication its 
leaders have to the rushees 

"Our f(KUS is always on the inter 
est of the rushee. even when it has to 
do with one of our chapters," stated 
(jary Bonas, the director of Greek 
Affairs and l-cadership Development. 

Bonas admits, however, that he is 
not responsible for the entire success 
of the program. He offers most of the 
credit to the several women who plan 
and run the entire week of what they 
refer to as a "no-frills rush "' 

Led by Panhellenic President, 
Michelle DiNischo. Rush Chair 
Megan O'Shca and Assistant Rush 
Chair Melissa Gravcline. the week 

consists of four rounds of parties. All 
eight sororities participate in each 
round which for them adds up to about 
four parties per round T\\c first party 
is very informal and simply presents 
an outline of the sorority to the rush- 
ees As the week progre, the par- 
ties become more detailed and deco- 
rated The third round allows f(u 
elaborate decorations and a skit per- 
formed by the si.sters Finally, once 
the women have narrowed their 
choices down to one or two sororities, 
the rushees attend preference parties 
This round demonstrates the formal- 
ity and sisterh<vHl involved in being a 

rhis week is not only stressful and 
tiring to the leaders and the rushees. 
hut also to the sisters of each sorority 
who actually hold the parties 'It takes 
a lot of hard work," admitted Becky 
Krollman. rush chair for Alpha Chi 
Omega "Although it can be long and 
firing, rush really bonded our soror 
ity, and we came together. That's why 
we have a great new member class" 

Although successful, rush is not a 
positive experience for everyone 
Jhtxe is always a small percentage of 
women who do not receive bids at all 
each year. This semester the number 
amounted to over 30 women One can 
not expect such a large program not 
to have its problems, especially unrc 
ported rush infractions, in which a 

sorority does not compiv to rules set 
by the Panhellenic Committee either 
inside or outside of rush An anoin 
mous rushee stated that she telt conti 
dent all week that she w<iuld be a 
member of her favorite sorority until 
the day she was informed she had no 
bid at all. 

"As I left a party, a sister told me 
not to worry because 1 was ranked 
high 1 believed her because they a! 
ready had made me feel like a part ot 
the sorority," she stated 

According to Valorie (iolin. sopho- 
more repre.sentative to Alpha Delta Pi, 
It IS important to rcmcmher that all 
soriHities do not behave like this "I 
think that it is very unfair for a soror 
ity to lead a rushee on because it can 
sway that person's feelings She may 
lose the opportunity to go to another 
sorority that she may have eventually 
liked just as much " 

Well, the rush is over and the gen- 
eral consensus among sf)rorities is that 
they are happy with the outcome of 
rush and look forward to the rest of 
this semester But what kind of im- 
pression does such a hectic week leave 
on a woman who has only been on 
Villanova's campus for a semester'.' 

When asked what rush showed her 
about sororities. Delta ( Jamma pledge, 
freshman Ma7.zurco, said. "I look 
forward to making a lot of close 

Gallery lours hv stiuknt. senior, 
community and other groufis may be 
arranged on an appointment basis 
without charge Arrangements may be 
made by telephoning 610-5 19-4612. 

"Whispers in the Blood," by Curlee Raven Holton. 

Major Trouble: 
We have a solution 


Stuff Reporter 

Do vour current classes bore you .' 
Are you afraid of choosing the wri>ng 
major? Maybe you haven't found 
your true calling, hut don't get discour- 
aged just yet. Read on and vou niav 
decide that English is the nia|or tor 

As with any important dccismn. 
choosing a majiu requires careful con- 
sideration. Several important factors 
must he weighed, including the pos- 
sibility tor stuileiit internships, aeeep 
tance to grailiiate schools and the po- 
tential tor a salist\mg career upon 
graduation Ms June Lytel-Murph\. 
.Assistant Professor of Fnglish and an 
l.nglish ma)or advisor here at Vill- 
anova. shared some valuable insights 
into the specifics of the ma)or "'l he 
1 nglish m.i|or at Villanova University 
offers the student m.inv possibilities 
tor lite after ct^llege, such as careers 
m public relations, advertising, news- 
paper writing, hanking, etc An Fn- 
glish major learns hov. to eflectiveiv 
interpret and analyze m.iterial. .m^ this 

English major at 
Villanova University of- 
fers the student many 
possibilities for life after 
college, such as careers 
in advertsiing, newspa- 
per writing, banking, 

ability is a valuable skill m both (he 
business and academic world " 

I vlel-Miirphv dest rilx'd the many 
internship opportunities available to 
Villanova F.nglish majors Aside from 
being a valuable learning experience, 
the intern.ship offers students "the abil 
ity to earn credits and gain experience 
in areas they may decide to pursue in 
the future " Students can intern in ei 
ther their pinior or senior year In the 
past. Villanova students have been 
placed with a variety of organizations, 
including the district attorney's Offices 
in both Philadelphia and Delaware 
Counties, the Chilton Publishing Co 
in King of Prussia, local newspapers 
and advertising agencies, and even 
with medical systems seeking talented 

English Profes.sor Dr Paul Wood, 
commented on the school's program. 
"The Hnglish ma)or prepares the stu- 
dent well for law school, graduate 
school, and for other professional de- 
grees. '" In addition lo V\\lanovas F.n- 
glish and American literature courses. 
Dr. Wood recommends the 
department's classes in interpretive 
journalism and expositorv writing, 
which he feels, "enhance the student's 

The English major pre- 
pares the student well 
for law school, graduate 
school, and for other 
professional degrees. 

ability to organi/e thoughts logically 
by exercising the creative imagination, 
effectively making the student a bet- 
ter speaker, thinker, and writer." 

Sophomore 1 nglisti major Anne- 
Mane Bevilacqua. pi, ins to attend 
graduate school and pursue a career 
in teaching Fnglish cm the college 
le\el Since Anne-Marie will be 
speiuimg her |unior year abroad in 
Spain, she may also decide to teach 
1- nglish as a second language in a 
Spanish speaking country. 

lunior 1 nglish major Pete Acton, 
likes Ihe ■'well-roundedness of the 
majoi ■ He plans to apply his Fnglish 
background lo a career in either law 
or communications. 

If you would like more specifics 
on the F.nglish ma)or, cont.ict the 
Villanova Flnglish department, located 
on the fourth floor of the St August- 
ine Center, at extension 946.^0 Who 
knows, one tlav you may find your- 
self explaining Hamlet to a class nt 
Chilean hujh school students. 

"Major Trouble" 
will be appearing 
eaeh week in The 

Page 1 6 


January 26. 1996 

What's in your head? 
Crushed by Rush 


Staff Columnist 

At the start of the new semester, 
many students returned with new 
goals and plans for the months ahead. 
In fact, some students even came back 
early to get started. As we are well 
aware, the annual sorority rush has just 
been completed at Villanova. As 
pledging begins, sorority life will add 
a new dimension to the college expe- 
rience for many young women. 

Yet there still remains that small 
exclusive--or should I say excluded-- 
population of hopefuls who were not 
invited to join the sisterhood. In the 
excitement of welcoming all of the 
bright-eyed newcomers, 1 fear that the 
teary-eyed will all too easily be for- 

Although I am not a member of the 
Greek system, I have often been told 
about the special quality of the sis- 
terhood which exists between mem- 
bers. However, as an outsider look- 
ing in, I cannot envision how such a 
positive sisterhood can be so hurtful. 

When I think of Villanova and the 
experiences 1 have had here, the one 
word which comes to mind is com- 
munity. In fact, I am extremely proud 
of the sense of community which rings 

through our campus So then tell me, 
on what basis do we exclude mem- 
bers of our own community when it 
comes to choosing who will and will 
not be invited to join a sorority? The 
bitter irony of it all appears to be that 
sororities make choices based on the 
evaluation of limited social interac- 
tions with the rush candidates and 
little, if anything, else. But who are 
they to judge? More broadly, who are 
they to have the power not only to 
decide the fate of the sorority as a 
whole but more seriously of a candi- 
date with whom they have just met? 

This question really does keep me 
awake at night. (Especially Monday 
night of this past week.) I have close 
friends who put all their hearts into 
the rush process and were denied in 
the end. And I keep wondering why 
didn't they get in? How could not any 
one of the myriad sororities not see 
how wonderful they are and how much 
they have to offer? 

The only answer I have gotten is, 
in my opinion, a pretty sorry one. 
What seems to have happened is that 
the choices of the "rushees" somehow 
did not match up suitably to those of 
the "rushers." Apparently such tech- 
nical things let certain candidates 
"slip through the system." 

So now what happens to these 
girls? Do the facilitators of sorority 
rush take measures ensure that the 
message sent by rejecting certain as- 
pirants was not taken as a personal 
attack on their character? As much as 
I hope so, I fear that none such action 
is taken. In reality, those young 
women who were not granted bids 
were also not given any guidance on 
how to cof)e, either. 

Still 1 wonder which 1 would rather 
hear: that I did not get in because of a 
fault in my personality or, instead, 
because of a glitch in the system. 
Neither rationalization seems to be 
more appealing or comforting than the 

To all the new pledges I assure you 
that the Greek system on this campus 
does a lot of great things, and I con- 
gratulate you in your efforts to further 
the tradition. Yet for those whose so- 
rority rush experience may have ended 
on a down note, I hope that you can 
realize that your possibilities to get 
involved within this vast University 
still remain infinite. 

WXVU Top 10 

l.The Bouncing Souls 

2. The Spinanes 7" 

3. NOFX 

4. Butterglory 

5. Eric's Trip 

6. Dahlia Seed 

7. Sleepyhead 

8. Merel 

9. New Wet Kojak 

10. The Smuggler's 

Greek Briefs 

(ireat thanks to Brian Gallo and Pi Kappa Alpha for 
showing Alpha Chi Omega sisters a great time at the 
T.G. before Christmas break. Special thanks to Tyrell 
for fumigating the basement. 

Alpha Chi Omega social chairs have always had a 
reputation for greatness. Hats off to Lisete Andre, Connie 
Martinez, Jennifer Santos and Meredith Schaum for a 
great past year. Kerry Gillespie will have big shoes to 
fill next semester, but with her Wonder Woman costume, 
help from Lisete, and Sigma Phi Epsilon connections 
we have great faith in her. Sisters make sure you fill out 
Kerry and Lisete 's social survey! 

Congratulations to Kim Rodgers for recently scoring 
a job with the esteemed accounting firm Coopers and 
Lybrand. Good luck, Kim! 

Welcome back to Alpha Chi sisters Kate Weisgerber 
from her semester in Spain and Kierstan Wiehn from a 
semester spent at sea. There is some speculation as to 
when sisters Jennifer Morgan, Trisha Cartelli and Jackie 
Bums will come home from their semester spent away, 
as well. Your Alpha Chi sisters miss you! 

Congratulations and welcome to the Alpha Chi 
Omega new member class! Thanks to our fantastic, won- 
derful, amazing and godly rush chairs Becky Krollman 
and Elana Giannattasio, Alpha Chi Omega proudly 
boasts the best rush yet! Special thanks to party chairs 
Carissa TYirabull, Jody McEvoy, Normajean Pratico and 
Nicole Bourgeois. You're never fully dressed without 
Alpha Chi... 

Happy birthday to a whole bunch of January Alpha 
Chi babies! Allison Dettore, Elana Giannattasio, Jocelyn 
Goodlavage, Kim Kosa, Kristen Kelly, Lauren Mazzuca, 
and Christina Stirling will all be celebrating their birth- 
days this month. So, be sure to buy them a drink at 

cat's spring schedule explodes with excitement 

January 26. 1996 


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Special 10 I'he Villanovan 

Want to win $500 in prize money, 
lake a trip to Broadway, hear the lat- 
est bands or sec the newest movies? 
If so, then check out the calendar of 
events sponsored by the Campus Ac- 
tivities learn this semester! 

"f4ave a Blast That's Sure to I^ist" 
during Sibling Weekend /W6' Invite 
vour siblings to share m the wildcat 
spirit Febniary ^ - 11 Join CAl on 
this Friday evening for a night at De- 
von Bowling l^mes and travel with 
CAT on Saturday to the Franklin In- 
stitute of Technology, Camden 
Aquarium, or Sportland America! 

After a day nf fun with your sib 
lings, enjoy a catered buffet dinner and 
Carnival in the Connelly ( "enter Wrap 
up the weekend on Sunday with a spe- 
cial mass for ail siblings and a cam 
pus wide scavenger hunt For more 
information or to register (the dead 
line IS today, Jan 26), stop by 214 
Dougherty Mall 

it's (ionna Ik' Awesome Baby' " 
The Campus Activities leam and the 
Villanova Basketball Club are proud 
lo bring back F-SPN Sporlscaster Dick 
Vitale for a sound alike contest on 

Monday, Feb. 5 The contest offers a 
$S(H) first place prize, and will be held 
in the Villanova Room from 12 noon 
- 3:(M)p.m 

Take a trip to the Philadelphia 
Wings game at the CoreStates Spec- 
trum on Jan. 27, sponsored by the 
Weekend Activities committee of 
CAT The cost is $1 1 (includes ticket 
&. transportation) and tickets are on 
sale now in 214 Dougherty Hall 

Other activities sponsored by the 
Weekend Activities committee include 
a Tal^xi ( Jamc Show on Saturday, Feb 
3 (call x'J721 1 for more details), a trip 
to Broadway on Feb 1 6, C'asmo Nt^hl 
on .Saturday, March 2, a trip to Wash- 
ington, D.C.. on Saturday, March 30, 
and a scavenger hunt and street dance 
in the Quad on Friday, April 1 2 

cat's Nightclub committee brings 
Deep Blue Somelhin)^ to Villanova s 
campus on Saturday, February 17 at 
H:(K) PM in the Villanova RcximTick 
ets are $5 and will be on sale next 
week in 214 Dougherty! 

Other bands this semester include 
lireach and The Smokey Stairwell 
Hand Villanova will host the semi-fi 
nals of the Mastercard Acts, a student 
talent search, on I'hursday, F"eb 1 at H 
p m in inc Villanova R<H)m. ( 'ome out 

and see the hottest future talent! En- 
joy comedy this semester in the Night- 
club with the Student Comedy Troupe 
as well and mark your calendars for 
Villanova 's own Sprmg Fling April 1 2 
- 14. 

Don't mis.s the popular movies this 
semester, brought to campus by the 
Cinematic Arts committee of CAT. 
TTie movies play every Thursday and 
Friday evening at 7 & 10 p.m. (unless 
otherwise noted) and are only $3! 
February's schedule includes Dead 
Presidents (Feb. I & 2),Aladdin(Fth 
H & ^), Copy Cat (February 1 5 & 16), 
(iolden Eye (Feb. 22 & 23), and Ca 
sino (Feb. 29 & March 1 ). 

Coming in March are more popu 
lar movies including Hoosiers (March 
21 & 22) and H(X)p Dreams (March 
28 & 29). Cinematic Arts winds down 
the semester in April with //co/ (April 
11 Sl 12), Top Gun (shown outdo<irs 
in Kennedy Plaza Saturday, April 1 3), 
Hraveheart (April 1 8 & 1 9), and a Star 
Wars Trilogy on Friday, April 26! 

Join the Ideas & Issues committee 
of CAT on Wednesday. March 27, at 
7:30 p m in the Nightclub for an 
evening with everyone's favorite 
Brady, Barry Williams, Clreg Brady 
Titled "Crowing Up Brady, I Was a 

Teenage Greg," 

Barry Williams will highlight little- 
known facts with classic clips from the 
show, dish the dirt on inter-Brady dat- 
ing, and teach Brady choreography 
while regaled in authentic Brady stage 
clothes. He will also an.swer all the 
pressing trivia questions, like what- 
ever happened to Tiger the dog? 

Ideas & Issues will also host the 
hilarious students of the Oxford De- 
bate team straight from Oxford Uni- 
versity in the annual Oxford Union 
Debate held April 10 in the Day Hop 
of Dougherty Hall at 8p.m. 

Celebrate new beginnings with the 
Chinese New Year Banquet on Febru- 
ary 1 0th, co-spon.sored by CAT's Spe- 
cial Events Committee and the Inter- 
national Student organization. An- 
other special event, the CBS Sports 
Tour, will also be coming to Villanova 
in April. 

Join the Residence l-ife Forum of 
CAT for Villanova's version of the 
popular show Singles Out. The details 
are still being determined so look for 
publicity around campus or call 
x9721 1 for more information! 

If you are looking for the perfect 
gift or just a little something for your- 
self, don't the variety of vendors 

located in the mail lobby of the Con- 
nelly Center sponsored by CAT. And, 
if you have just $2 left, come over to 
214 Dougherty Hall and purchase 
your eco-mug! It's insulated and en- 
vironmentally .smart, and you will re- 
ceive $.10 off in any cash-operation 
dining facility when you use your ea>- 

For those of you eating in the cam- 
pus dining halls, enjoy being able to 
take drinks out of the dining halls in 
your eco-mug! 

Don't forget to pick up our monthly 
calender in the Dining Halls or on the 
information desk in Connelly Center 
to see upxlated event information! The 
CAT bulletin board in the main hall- 
way of Dougherty also lists upcom- 
ing event information as does the cam- 
pus-wide event hotline, 581 -CATS 
(select #2 for CAT events). The CAT 
office is located in 215 Dougherty 
Hall, 519-7211. 

If you are interested in becoming 
a member, look for our table at the 
Student Organizations Night in the 
Connelly Center on TTiursday evening, 
Feb 8! 

Intense travel seminar in Israel provides perspective 


Edtlar m ( hief 

As I boarded the El Al plane and 
headed back to the States, there were 
a lot of questions darting through my 
head. The past week and a half in Is- 
rael had been truly an educational ex- 
perience, but the confusion and a di- 
vision that marked the many issues 
facing the Israeli people had left me, 
to a large extent, befuddled. 

Israel succeeds in being both an 
ancient nation and a nation that is just 
emerging from infancy. Depending 
upon who you talk to, Israel's age 
ranges from less than 50 years to sev- 
eral millennia. This dichotomy serves 
to illustrate the fundamental contrasts 
that exist in the every day life of the 
four million or so Jews who live 
tucked between 100 million Arab 

The peace process is going better 
than predicted, even according to the 
jjessimists. The country has gone four 
months without an external terrorist 
attack and the Israeli withdrawal from 
several Palestinian towns has gone 
smoothly. In fact, with the economic 
prospects of a peaceful region on the 
horizon, it appears as though the offi- 
cials of the involved nations are sin- 
cerely working toward a more lasting 

However, even if Israel and its 
neighbors succeed in an area that few 
thought they could, the Jewish State 

will still have some serious problems 
with which to contend. I'hc officials 
maintain that Israel can only exist as 
Jewish and democratic, with neither 
quality compromised. Clearly, the 
reality is that both must be compro- 
mised, and the nature or degree of that 
compromise has bred major political 
rifts. Americans disagree over bud- 
getary policy; Israelis argue over the 
very essence and justification of their 

The emphasis on Jewish identity 
screams of discrimination when 
viewed through the eyes of an Ameri- 
can. From the controversial immigra- 
tion policies to the educational sys- 
tem to the distribution of tax revenue, 
there exist serious impediments to 
democracy in the Western sense. Is- 
raelis are quick to point out, though, 
that democracy is still young and 
evolving in Israel. As shocking as it 
may seem to Americans, Israel still 
lacks a constitution. 

Much of Israel's problems, though, 
are not self-imposed. In fact, the bi- 
ases that exist in Israel are, to a de- 
gree, the result of a siege mentality that 
inevitably arose from a history of a 
people defending "itself against a 
myriad of enemies, from the Egyp- 
tians to the Germans. 

Standing atop Masada or viewing 
the farmland from the Golan Heights, 
it was easy to get consumed by the 
raw beauty of the country. Walking 
around the Sea of Galilee and visiting 

the same areas that Jesus visited, it was 
easy to get swept away by the history 
and worldwide relevance of the land. 
Ihe Israelis have a good thing. Hop>e- 
fully, they can find the answers that 
eluded this enthusia.stic but somewhat 
uninformed observer. 

The group of nine journalists that 
1 accompanied were subjected to a 
whirlwind of activities and meetings. 
The conclusions each of us reached 
were quite different. Truly, our group 
could pass for a microcosm of the Is- 
raeli nation -- a diversity of opinion 
and, unfortunately, a diversity of facts. 
There are few things that can be said 
for certain ~ that the Israeli f>eopIe, 
men and women, are truly beautiful 
and that the populace is highly edu- 
cated (their taxi cab drivers knew En- 
glish better than those in our nation's 

If nothing else, though, the trip 
developed a deeper appreciation for 
our benign neighbors to the north and 
to the south. On a more personal level, 
I developed a deeper appreciation for 
American food as "bubble tummy" (a 
disheartening assault upon the diges- 
tive system) claimed me as a victim 
for 48 hours. Nothing could detract, 
though, from being in the hotbed of 
the world's historical story as it un- 
folds. Israel will dominate the global 
headlines for months and years to 
come. Everyone should pay attention 
as Israel continues to set a precedent 
as it deals with its lifelong enemies. 


One of the Bedouin settlers takes time out from his camel walk just outside 
of Jerusalem. The Bedouins are just one of the many ethnic groups that 
make up Israel. 


Junior Joe Patterson strikes a pose with two journalist friends on the Golan Heights. 

The Villanovan Top 10 

Straight from the office of Clubber Lang 

Top 10 Reasons Ihe administration cancelled Fraternity Rush 

10. Fr. Stack heard someone snuck a six-pack into a Pike party 

9. Wanted to boost attendence at the Night Club 

8. Greeks aren't considered a protected class under Universitv 

7. Wanted to avoid pledge swimming in St. Marys tunnel 

6. Radnor Township told them to do it 

5. Much safer for freshmen to do their binge ilrinking alone 

4. Kickbacks from Kelly's 

3 Everybody knows that fraternities cause all campus prob- 

2. What was said might be true 

. and the No 1 reason tor why Fraternity Rush was cancelled... 
I Who Cares? 

On Campus, 

with Sharon Griffin 

In what form do you feel the spirit of Mar- 
tin Luther King, Jr. is alive on this campus? 

Musically, clapping my heart out to "Free at Last' 
at 10 mass last Sunday 

Bill Magee 



Being with students of different cultures in the 
classroom, learning and understanding a subject 
as equals 

Nakia Sharan Wallace 


International Business 

I seea lot of people at Villanova from predomi 
nately white neighborhoods trying to undertsand 
other cultures. 

Carolyn Hehir 
Political Science 

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Best and Worst of 1995 

It ws Ihe best ol years, it was the 
worst of years, but most of all it was 
the most boring ot years. Entertain- 
ment wise, they don't come much 
slower than '95. Despite this sad tact 
your Entertainment Editors Janet Rud- 
dock and Cara Beckerich, their assis- 
tants Rachel Sica and Emily DiTomo 
and their bitter old mentor Karen 
Goulart decided to throw their two 
cents in if for no other reason than to 
force their opinions on others. Enjoy! 

Artist of the Year: 

Janet: Supergrass - Britain's best kept 
secret. They have energy and pizzazz 
that would make anyone smile. 
Cara: Thurston Moore. The man 
could put out an album of 45 minutes 
of complete silence and I'd listen to it 
all the time. 

Radid: Tricky- innovative sound with 
an attitude 

Emily: Alanis Morissette- Despite 
staunch criticism of Jagged Little Pill, 
the now-famous song "You Oughta 
Know" propelled platinum sales of 
that album by the young Canadian 
known for her harsh , yet amusing lyr- 
ics of revenge. 

Karen: Radiohead- The Bends is just 
supercool. I was going to say Oasis, 
jbut no one dares brave the wrath of 

Best Album: 

Janet: Electrafixion's Burnerf-How 
could it not be the best album with the 
Echo and the Bunnymen duo, Ser- 
geant and McCulloch, reunited. 
Cara:/*5yc/iic Hearts 
Rachel: Moby 

^miiy-.The Beatles Anthology: I- This 
album has inspired a pop culture re- 
vival in the life, music, and travels of 
the famed British quartet. As a col- 
lection of hits as well as lesser-known 
songs (including the brand new "Free 
As a Bird"), Anthology becomes a true 
testament to the awe-inspiring process 
of musical collaboration. 
Karen: Mellon Collie and the Infi- 
nite Sadness - so lovely so painful so 
Smashing Pumpkins. 

look. Better call your hairdressers now 
U) make an appointment. 
Karen: I'm sick of every Ibm, Dick, 
Harry and all their friends announc- 
ing their stupid internet addresses blah. blah. HI want to 
know I'll ask. HEY! I wear socks with 

Best Male Singer: 

Janet: Matt Johnson from The The - 
You just have to love his voice 
Cara: Lou 

Rachel: Jeff Buckley - soulful beauty 
Emily: Chris Isaak- His vocals on the 
short, but suave track, "Somebody's 
Cryin'," prove that this man really 
does have a talent for singing 
Karen: Michael Stipe- 1 had the live 
experience three times inl995 that fal- 
setto in "Tongue" is something else. 

Best Female Singer: 

Janet: Dar Williams - Her lyrics are 


Cara: Kim Shattuck from the Muffs. 

1 admire any girl who can sceam like 


Rachel: Bjork. What lyrics, what 

music, what a dancing mailbox 

Emily: Melissa Etheridge- This year, 

she set a record with not one, but two 

singles registering on Billboard's Hot 

100 for at least 40 weeks. 

Karen: Juliana Hatfield/Tanya 

Donnely- they did "Josie and the 

Pussycats" together and I loved it. 

Best Soundtrack: 

Janet: I don't think 1 heard any 
soundtracks this year. 
Cara: Kids-how could 1 not love it, 
it's all Lou. 

Rachel: Dangerous Minds - My hip- 
pie friends diggin' on Coolio was just 
a lot of fun to witness. 
Emily: Dangerous Minds- As the most 
recognizable song on the soundtrack, 
Coolio's "Gangsta's Paradise" is a rap 
song with heart, and its message is 
easily understood by all. 
Karen: Empire Records- 1 have no 
idea if a movie exists for this or what, 
but its got some groovin songs on it. 


Best Single: 

Janet: "Haunted" by Shane 

MacGowan and Sinead O'Connor. It 

may not have been big here but in 

England it was huge. 

Cara: "Bullet with Butterfly Wings" 

by Smashing Pumpkins-I'll always 

empathize with Billy. 

Rachel: "Down By the Water " by PJ. 


Emily: "We re the Same " by Matthew 

Sweet- With a refrain just as catchy 

as the one in "Sick of Myself (but 

not a.s overplayed), this is definitely 

the best song on 100% Fun 

Karen: "A Girl Like You" by Edwyn 

Collins the guitars are so bendy and 

screechy and twisted and he's got that 

big lounge -esque voice, neato. 

Worst Trend: 

Janet: I had the haircut from friends 
but once I saw Cara's I had to agree 
Sandals and socks are ridiculous. 
Cara: socks and sandals-how ridicu- 

Rachel: I saw a lot of that scarey thing 
with the pant legs - one leg pulled up 
and one down - possibly sockless 
Kerry Kittles fans? 
Emily:The overly-imitated "Rachel " 
(as in the TV show Friends) haircut 
Who knew that shaggy layers could 
be so hard to maintain. All that hard 
work, and now we find out that soon 
Rachel will be sportmg a whole new 

to play this whiney tune in my prcs 
cnce will most delinitciv find himscll 
herself alone 

Karen: "Pure Massacre" bv 
Silverchair, buy a kid a rhyming die 
tionary and he thinks he's a lyricist 

Worst Band: 

Janet: Bush - They are Nirvana 
wanna-be's, and they don't even come 
close to being entertaining. 
Cara: Oasis-dumb British pop has 
just got to stop. 

Rachel: Ever heard of a band named 
Hootie and the Blowfish? 
Emily: Bon Jovi- With the release of 
Cross Road, a greatest hits CD, this 
band proves that their talent has been 
left behind in the 1980's. We liked 
"Livin' On a Prayer" when we were 
ten; now that we're older, we realize 
our warped taste in music, and we 
don't ever want to go back... Worst 
Karen: Silverchair - aaah, the New 
Kids on the Block of alternative. 
Quick, grab onto the grunge coattails 
before the next trend comes along. 
One of the few bands around who 
regularly badmouth their supposed 

Worst Male Singer: 

Janet: Michael Jackson - He was 
good when I was in fourth grade, but 
his time has passed. 
Cara: The whiney pain in the — from 

Rachel: "Hold my hand" 
Emily:Michael Bolton- How many 
times can "the singer with the scratchy 
voice and the frizzy hair" create hid- 
eous remakes of hits and still get paid 

Karen: Whoever that fop is from 
Bush, he really needs a Ludens or 

Worst Album: 

Janet: Natalie Merchant's Tiger litly- 
How pathetic! 
Cara: Hootie Hootie Hootie 
Rachel: HOOT HOOT Cracked 
Rear View 

Emily: Michael Jackson's HlStory- 
This has to have been the most heavily 
promoted album of all time; ironically, 
it also became the biggest let-down in 
terms of sales that the music industry 
has seen all year. 

Karen: Michael Jackson's HfStory- 
The big statue, the third reich-esque 
marching, what in the hell was going 
on with this thing? Thriller was 
groundbreaking, sure, but what we 
have here is Thriller with a bunch of 
new less than mediocre trash-pop, 
wanna-be 'Man in the Mirror' songs 
and racial slurs Self serving, unen- 
tertaining garbage. 

Worst Single: 

Janet: "Kitty" - Meow, meow, meow, 
meow, meow, meow, meow, meow, 
meow, meow... see it's even obnoxious 
on paper. The funny thing is, I actu- 
ally like the band otherwise. 
Cara: most annoying "Breakfast at 

Rachel: take your pick from among 
the Hootie flock 

Emily:"You Arc Not Alone," by 
Michael Jack.son. Anyone who dares 



out watching it first. No television 
show has ever delayed a Tridav night 
tor me hetore 

Best Movie: 

Janet: "Sense and Sensibility " - 1 he 
best love story I've seen in years. 
Cara: "Kids" 

Rachel: Oh, too difficult, Uw difficult 
- I'm cheating on this one. "Powder " 
(something different)," Four Rooms" 
(OUENTIN), "12 Monkeys" (crazy 

Emily: "To Die For"- One of the most 
originally-made and wellacted mov- 
ies I have seen in years. 
Karen: "Seven"- In a way I thought it 
was trying to be too 
artsymodemdarkbrooding but then 1 
remembered-' Hey, I love movies like 

Worst Movie: 

Janet: "Nixon" - Wouldn't it be nice 
if we could all rewrite history to our 
liking. I found this movie physically 

Cara: "Apollo 13"- I can appreciate 
it because of the national trauma bit, 
but why was it 27 hours long. I felt 
like I was trapped in the .stupid thing 
Rachel: "Scarlet Letter." (No com- 
ment necessary) 

Emily: "Waterworld"- All the behind- 
the-scenes hype and heavy promotion 
made for a big flop in the box office. 
Better luck next lime, Kevin 
Karen: "Waterworld"- Woah, I went 
into this thing just to .see how bad it 
was and I was still shcKked! There 
was NOTHING redeeming about this 

Janet: Mariah Carey-Her voice is 

Cara: I'll have to agree with Emily, 
although I personally like the scream- 
ing aspect- besides that she's just 

Rachel: Joan Osborne. Personally 
Joan, I think it must be the amazing 
profundity of your song and its melo- 
dious harmony that causes me to 
swipe at the TV hoping to yank out 
that damn ring. 

Emily: Courtney Ixwe- I'm sorry, but 
screaming into a microphone does not 
count as singing 

Karen: Joan Osborne- oh yeah, she's 
been nominated for Grammy's but 
what do we all know about Grammy 
Awards? That's right! Mediocrity 
rules the day- you're learning! 

Best TV Show: 

Janet: Cyhil - The character's arc sar- 
castic, rude, original and hilarious 
Cara: Cops and Rosanne-aixy show 
that talks about Bikini Kill on national 
television even if it does kinda suck 
Rachel: the local forecast on The 
Weather Channel 

Emily: ER (drama) Despite the obvi- 
ous George Clooney bias, the focus 
on inteqjersonal relationships and am- 
stant excitement keep me glued to the 
screen. Friends (comedy) The comi- 
cal adventures of Ross, Phoebe, 
Monica, Chandler, Joey, and Rachel 
arc always a welcome reprieve from 
homework on Thursday nights 
Karen: I want to say ER, but I'm go- 
ing to say The X Files, it is so g<x>d 
that I won't kick off a weekend with 

Best Actor: 

Janet: Kenneth Branagh - He does 
Shakesphere like no one else. 
Cara:Robert DeNiro in Casino-he's 
the man. 

Rachel: Definitely Leonardo 
DiCaprio - Wait, did he even make a 
movie this year? Anyway, it's defi- 
nitely Leonardo DiCaprio. 
Emily: John Travolta- In a series of 
movie-comebacks, including last 
year's successful "Pulp Fiction" and 
1995's "Get Shorty". Travolta has 
proven that he doesn't always need 
dancing shoes to display his unique 
brand of charm and charisma. 
Karen: Kevin Spacey- Wow. He was 
chillingly frightening in "Seven" and 
yet you desperately wanted to embrace 
the character 1 want to see everything 
he's in 

Best Actress: 

Janet: Emma Thompson - She wrote 
the screen play for Sense and Sensi- 
bility, and she stared in it Im just sad 
that her and Kenneth got a divorce 
Cara:Sandra Bullock in While you 
Were Sleeping. 

RacheL'Drew Barrymore She rocks 
Emlly:Nicolc Kidman- "In To Die 
For," she gives a truly convincing, yet 
humorous performance of a psycho 
obsessed with becoming a celebrity 
TV-news reporter. 

Karen: Janeannc Garafalo very 
funny on The Larr\ Sanders Show 

Worst TV Show: 

Janet: Fraswr It's over-rated and just 

not funny 

Cara: Family Matters- it makes me 


Rachel: I can't even narrow the topic 

Emily: The entire TGIF lineup on 

ABC- Shows such as Family Matters, 

H<)\ Meets World, and Step h\ Step do 

not even deserve the viewcrship of Ihe 

country's pre-teen masses 

Karen: When they cancel Married 

W'lih Children 1 will weep a river of 

Worst Actor: 

Janet: Keanu Reeves - That space- 
age, crap movie showed me that 1 too 
could make lots of money acting. 
Cara: Richard Gere-1 don't care if he 
was in any movies this year he just 

Rachel: Jason Priestly. No one can 
ever compare with that much cool. 
Emily:Andrew Shue of Melrose 
Place- How can anyone realistically 
admire those void eyes, that blank 
stare, and that slack-jawed ambiva- 
lence? No wonder Brooke tried to kill 

Karen: Keanu Reeves - Two years 
running! His acting in "A Walk in the 
Clouds" was so laughably bad it al- 
most out-badded the movie itself! 

Worst Actress: 

Janet: Sharon Stone - I guess I just 
don't have any respect for her-go fig- 

Cara: The chick from Showgirls-what 
bad bad acting. 
Rachel: Cindy Crawford 
Emily:Cindy Crawford in "Fair 
Game"- In an interview, the famous 
supermodel declared that she never 
again would make anothmovie. Take 
your own advice, Cindy, and stick to 
your day job 

Karen: Has Sara Je.ssica Parker been 
in any movies with Keanu Recvcs- 
imagine the devastaing philo.sophical 
implications of all that evil inone 

Best Section of the 

Janet: What a dumd question. 
Cara: I hate them all 
Rachel. Um, entertainment 
Emily: Entertainment, but of course! 
Karen: I was promised all that back 
money for CT) if 1 said En- 

Biggest Bummer: 

Janet: Jim Carey is making 20 mil- 
lion. What is the state of our enter- 
tainment indu.stry. 

Cara: Courtney U>ve punched Kath- 
leen Hanna-what was going on ' I'm 
| disappointed that Kathleen didnt 
wreck Courtney. 

Rachel: ITiat this year was so lame 
Emily:The breakup of Michael Jack- 
s<in and Lisa Marie Presley- My dream 
of a follow-up interview with Diane 
Sawyer on their 5()th wedding anni- 
versary has been shattcred-Bo<vHoo 
Karen: The "new" "Beatles" song 
"Free As A Bird" 1 really wanted it to 
be go(Kl, but all it did was creep me 
out with John's other worldly voice 
fading in and out. 

Best Band: 

Janet: Blur I gave them best band year also, but when you got it, you 
got it. 

Cara: Sonic Youth 
Emily: Dave Matthews Band Ihis 
band gave us the year's hits "What 
Would You Say" and "Ants March- 
ing". Their CD, Under the Tables and 
Dreaming, is easily likable and con- 
tains other great songs such as "Sat- 
ellite" and Ihe Best of What's 

Rachel: Sonic Youth (always) 
Karen: REM you can ask mc until 
the day I die and for some time after 
anil it'll always be the same. 

Page 22 


January 26, 1996 







Golden Globes 


Assistant Entertainment Editor 

Sunday, Jan 21 marked the 53rd 
annual Golden Globe Awards cer- 
emony This statement probably 
means nothing to those of you who 
either a) don't care about "stupid" 
award shows b) aren't really into the 
current entertainment scene or c) 
think you have better things to do on 
a Sunday night than sit in front of 
the TV. However, loyal movie and 
television critics such as myself did 
watch the ceremony (all 3 ° hours 
of it), and had the opportunity to see 
if our predictions for excellence in 
the entertainment industry were ei- 
ther correct or completely off the 

(iolden Globe nominations are 
made by members of the HollywcMid 
Foreign Press Association, a group 
of professionals who spread the word 
about American entertainment to 
many countries around the world 
The recipients of the awards include 
those actors, actresses, directors, 
writers, and composers who repre- 
sent excellence in motion pictures 
and television. This is an unusual 
facet of an awards show, consider- 
ing that most of them are devoted to 
one specific field of entertainment, 
such as the Oscar Awards (movies) 

or the Grammy awards (music). Al- 
though the Golden Globes acknowl- 
edge superiority in bt)th television and 
film, the pace of the show is must 
faster than one expects. For example, 
the first award was given within five 
minutes, and the duration of the cer- 
emony was rarely interrupted by un- 
welcome musical numbers or "Life- 
time Achievement " awards. 

The first two Golden Globes were 
awarded to Cybil Shepard and Kelsey 
Grammar. Shepard won for the Best 
Performance of an Actress in a TV 
Series or Musical, and Grammar won 
for Best Actor in the same category. 
Shepard's win was surprising, it 
seemed, even to herself, while Gram- 
mar was my pick in a pool that in- 
cluded Tim Allen, Paul Reiser, Jerry 
Seinfeld, and Gary Shandling. The 
award for Best TV Series, Musical or 
Comedy, also went to Cybil. Again, 
this was a great shock to both the tele- 
vision audience and the casts of the 
other nominated shows: Frasier, 
Friends, Mud About You, And Seinfeld. 

The awards for Best Supptirting 
Actress and Actor in a Motion Picture 
were presented to Mina Sorvino for 
her role in Woody Allen's Mighty 
Aphrodite, and to Brad Pitt for his role 
in 72 Monkeys. Although I was root- 
ing for Kate Winslet of .Vt'«,v<' and Sen- 
sibility, Sorvino appeared worthy of 

the award, and the audience even 
caught a glimpse of her proud Dad 
crying and clapping for his daughter 's 
achievement. Brad Pitt, on the other 
hand, received his award from the 
seemingly awe-struck Alicia 
Silverstone, and thanked the makers 
of Kaopectate in his acceptance 
speech ; supposedly, he plays a great 

The award for Best Director of a 
Motion Picture went to Mel Gibson, 
who seemed honestly surprised for 
receiving recognition as the director 
of Braveheart. Since I had seen only 
one of the other three films nominated, 
1 was happy for Mel, and listened 
cheerfully to his rather tongue-tied 
acceptance speech. 

The award for best Motion Picture 
Screenplay was presented to Emma 
Thompson for her adaptation of Jane 
Austen's classic novel. Sense and Sen- 
sibility. By reading a letter she be- 
lieved Jane Austen would have writ- 
ten about the night's ceremony if she 
were still alive, Thompson definitely 
gave the most original acceptance 
speech of the night. In addition, the 
awards for Best Actor and Actress in 
a Motion Picture, Musical or Gomedy 
went to Nicole Kidman for To Die For, 
and to John Travolta for Get Shorty. I 
was extremely pleased by the choice 
of each of these recipients because 

Poconos ski resorts provide 
winter fun in the snow 


Entertainment Editor 

The idea of skiing in Pennsylva- 
nia seems to be an owmoron The 
two do not go together, or maybe 
they do. 

Sure, for those mid-wcstemers 
out there, the idea is hilarious But 
for those of us not graced by a geo- 
graphically good location, it's bet- 
ter than nothing I am speaking of the 
Poconos, and for those of you will- 
ing to settle for less than perfect, it's 
not bad at all 

For the most part, all P(x;ono ski 
resorts are a one-to-two hour drive 
from good ole Villanova. This makes 
It a great day trip Fhe trick is to know 
which resorts have the good slopes 
in accordance with the length of time 
It will take you to get there. There- 
fore, my first recommendation is 
Blue Mountain 

Formally known as Little Gap, 
Blue Mountain has been revamped 
and made into the closest thing to skiing the Poconos have 
ever seen 

First, It IS only a little over an hour 
from Villanova Second, it has long, 
wide, curvy trails that are fun to ski 
You won't find the typical eighth-of- 
,i mile slopes here They actually 

have a couple of mile long runs, and 
those of you familiar with Pocono ski- 
ing know that's pretty gcKxi. nicy have 
20 trails and seven lifts. One of the lifts 
is a higli speed quad 

Iwo of the trails are double dia- 
monds that will thrill even the most 
daring of mogul lovers. And four of 
the trails are single diamond slopes. 
The rest are intermediate and easy 
slopes but they are not the basic bunny 
slopes. Even the most experienced of 
skiers will think they are fun. 
Snowboarding, unfortunately for 
some, is not allowed. 

For people just learning to ski Blue 
Mountain may be a little too much. 
The slopes are long and when you 
spend most of the time on your butt, 
long slopes are not a good thing. 

For you, I recommend the Big 
Two-Big Boulder and Jack Frost. 

The Big Two have a decent num- 
ber of fun runs, but they are short and 
sweet. This is not always a bad thing, 
especially for the more inexperienced 
skier. But the more advanced skier 
probably won't want to go to the Big 
Two more then once in a season. The 
Big Two are also only about an hour 
and a half away, and they permit 

Other resorts worth noticing are 
C'amelback and Montage, but these 

two are about two hours away and are 
no better than Blue Mountain 

A final piece of advice, (1) go to 
Wilburger's in Bryn Mawr to get dis- 
count lift tickets before the trip and 
(2) try to go during the weekdays be- 
cause it's cheaper and a lot less 


To go, take 476 (The Blue 
Route) north to the Northeast Exten- 
sion follow; the signs on the N.E. Ex- 
tension for slope exits. Once off the 
exit most towns will have signs lead- 
ing you to the ski resort. 

For Blue Mountain take the N.E. 
Extension of the Pa. Turnpike north 
to the Lehigh Valley Exit. After the 
toll booth, bear right. Take Route 22 
East approximately 5 miles to Route 
145 north (MacArthur Road). Go ap- 
proximately nine miles to "Y" inter- 
section at the far end of the long 
bridge. At this intersection bear right 
and go approximately three miles to 
the traffic light in Cherryville Go 
straight through CTierryville (on Blue 
Mountain Drive) which is approxi- 
mately a three-mile drive to 
Danielsville, go straight through 
Danielsville to entrance sign just past 
the top of the mountain. 

Blue Mountain ski area has 20 slopes for beginners and pros alike. 

they exactly matched my predictions! 
(See the Best and Worst of 1995 in 
this issue) 

The much-awaited award for the 
Best TV Series-Drama was by far the 
most surprising of the night. Out of a 
long list of hits that included Chicago 
Hope, ER, Murder One and NYPD 
Blue, the highly-acclaimed, but often 
overlooked. Party of Five, won. in 
addition, Jayne Seymour ( of Dr 
Quinn, Medicine Woman) and Jimmy 
Smits {ol NYPD Blue) won the Golden 
Globes for Best Actor and Best Ac- 
tress in a TV Series-Drama. 

In the category of movies, the Best 
Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy 
award went not to The American 
President, Get Shorty, Sabrina, or Toy 
Story, but to Babe. In case you have 
no idea what the movie Babe is about, 
let me fill you in- it is the story of a 
lost, talking pig who wants to be a 

Yes, you read correctly; even the 
director who accepted the award 
seemed amazed to have won, and he 
endlessly praised Disney for its sup- 
port of the film. The Golden Globes 
for Best Actor and Best Actress in a 
Motion Picture were awarded to 
Nicholas Cage for his role in Leaving 
Las Vegas, and to Sharon Stone for her 
role in Casino. Although I haven't 
seen either of two movies, thev 

have been highly rated by the press 
and the public alike. Finally, the 
award for the Best Motion Picture- 
Drama went to Sense and Sensibility. 
The other nominees in this category 
included Apollo 13, Braveheart, The 
Bridges of Madison County, and Leav- 
ing Las Vegas. All of these films are 
highly entertaining in unique ways; 
however, I had the opportunity to see 
Sense and Sensibility this past week- 
end and greatly enjoyed the sup>erb 
acting and effective direction. 

All in all, the Golden Globe 
Awards ceremony was all-encompass- 
ing in its scope of excellence in enter- 
tainment. In addition to the presenta- 
tion of 25 awards, the ceremony also 
included a tribute to women in film 
by the legendary singer, Tony Bennet. 
Since no awards show ceremony is 
complete without at least one "Life- 
time Achievement" award, the Holly- 
wood Foreign Press Ass(x:iation hon- 
ored Sean Connery with its Cecil B. 
DeMille award. 

The tribute lasted only about ten 
minutes (record time for one of these 
little presentations), and actually high- 
lighted all the hallmark movies of 
Connery 's career. Out of the usual 
Sunday night TV programming, the 
Golden Globe Awards proved success- 
ful for movie and TV fans throughout 
the countrv. 

Eating on the Main Line 


Restaurant ( onnoisseurs 


I T C H E N 

Are you sick of eating fries and 
burgers at the Belle Aire Terrace? 
Fed up with eating mashed pota- 
toes from the cafeteria? Is the food 
from the Spit starting to taste like, 
well, spit?? 

If you've answered yes to any 

disgusted or simply confused as to 
its function. What were you feel- 
ing at that propulsive moment. 

C: Actually 1 wasn't a big fan 
of the flying saucers but, 1 must 
agree I did like the tomato even 
better after I discovered they were 
peppers. My main course was 
much more to talk about. 
Tagliatellc Primavera-spinach 
fettucine beneath a vegetable 
saute. It was so good. How about 
what you ate? That looked deli- 
cious, too. 

R: C^ra you really hit the nail 
on the head. It was so tasty and 
such an unique dish. It was great 
to enjoy something completely dif- 
ferent. The bow tic pasta, plum 
tomatoes, basil, garlic, hot pep- 
pers, and chick peas, along with 
the extra virgin olive oil, made a 
superb concoction they called 

C: Yeah, and that dessert, white 
chocolate icecream with a glaze of 

of the following then it way past sambuca and espresso, topped 
time for you to get your butt in gear with whipped cream and tasty little 

and tempt your palate with the de- 
licious tastes offered by the many 
restaurants that surround the Vill- 
anova area. In the mood for pasta 
and pizza? 

Good, Italian food is always a 
good way to start off any evening 
on the right foot. What better place 
to indulge on the fine Roman cui- 
sine then Primavera Pizza Kitchen 
right here in Ardmore. Offering a 
variety of pasta and gourmet pizza 
dishes ranging in price from $5- 
$20, you should check it out 

Cara: Hey, Rachel, how was 
yt^ur dinner'' 

Rachel: It was absolutely deli 
tious, thank you. Wasn't that ap 
petizcr amazing? The sea.soning on 
those grilled vegetables gave them 
the most exquisite flavor TTic egg 
plant and zucchini were the best 
ITic tomato was great and the im 
provemcnt in taste once we recog 
nizcd that it was a red pepper was 
truly unreal 

I also en|oyed the flying saucer 
looking mushrooms, but I wasn't 
too sure of your opinion, Cara 
When that mushroom ficw across 
the table I couldn't tell if you were 

Italian cookies 

And how could I forget that 
cappuccino. What a perfect way to 
finish off the night Over all, I 
think the atmosphere of the whole 
restaurant was the perfect comple- 
ment to a perfect meal, don't you 

R: Cara we sure jibed on that 
one. That des.sert was remarkable 
and the atmosphere did nothing but 
amplify the sumptuousness. 

The trendy architecture and fu 
turistic lighting were very tasteful 
and so were the muralled walls of 
Italian countryside Their realistic 
and intricate landscapes were 
probably the biggest contributing 
cause of such a pleasing atmo 

C: So, I guess wc agree, 
Pnmavcra Pi/za Kitchen is a great 

way to please vour tastcbuds" 
l/ocated at 7 Hast I^ncaslcr Ave 
Ardmore (6 l()-642-Hi)0()) 
Primavera Kitchen offers a great 
(lining atmosphere at a reasonable 
cost With three other locations in 
the Philadelphia area two on South 
Street and one in Wayne, you can't 
go wrong 

January 26, 1996 


Page 23 






'12 Monkeys' entertains all 
with psychological thrills 


Senior Reporter 

I do not know about you, but many 
times when 1 watch a movie I relax 
into a sleepy, dream-like state. When 
in this condition, I admit that I occa- 
sionally miss a minor detail or two. 
However, this is usually not a prob- 
lem since the missing item is not es- 
sential to understanding the plot. 

Nevertheless, be warned that you 
need to be wide awake before view- 
ing the new scientific thriller "12 
Monkeys." The most minute detail is 
crucial in order to comprehend this bi- 
zarre story line. 

"12 Monkeys" is centered around 
a virus which in 1996 destroyed five 
billion people and left the animals rul- 
ing the world. The human survivors 
are forced to live underground where 
scientists feverishly work to find a 
cure for the disease so the humans can 

resume their position as world lead- 

The scientists use prisoners as 
"volunteers" to gather data about the 
virus. This search either forces the 
"volunteer" to go out into the untamed 
wilderness, that has become Philadel- 
phia, for specimens or sends them 
back to the past to find needed clues 
about the origin of the disease. 

The scientists, however, have not 
perfected their time travel abilities and 
have actually transported a prisoner/ 
volunteer (Bruce Willis) to 1990 rather 
than 1996. Enraged over being in the 
wrong year and disoriented from his 
journey, Willis is arrested and assumed 
to be mentally ill. 

It is in the county mental hospital 
that the audience is introduced to the 
characters involvedwith the disease 
and the mysterious army of the 12 
Monkeys. I was pleasantly surprised 
by Brad Pitt's role as Willis' nutty 

companion in the hospital. Pitt's ner- 
vous twitch and erratic mood swings 
combine to formulate an extremely 
convincing lunatic. I found it very re- 
freshing to finally see him in a part 
which allowed him to use his acting 
ability rather than rely only on his 
good looks. 

Constant shifts from the 199()s to 
the future and from madness to sanity 
tend to be a bit ct)nfusing while watch- 
ing this film. After a while you start 
to wonder what is the difference be- 
tween reality and insanity. The action 
escalates when Willis finally reaches 
his destination: 1996. 

It is during this segment that the 
secret of the army of the 12 Monkeys 
is discovered and theevolution of the 
virus is accurately traced. 

Suspense and psychological ten- 
sion mark this scientific thriller. Defi- 
nitely go to see this one in the theater- 
just make sure to stay awake and pay 

Love story transcends age 


Staff Reporter 

If you have not already seen Sense 
and Sensibility, you are denying your- 
self a pleasurable experience. It has 
been playing for a month and it is cur- 
rently still showing in the local the- 
aters. Now you have a second chance 
so don't blow it by falling under the 
assumption "oh here comes another 
chick flick" because you will be miss- 
ing out on a romantic/comedy that will 
leave you exhilarated and full of tears 
when it is all over. 

Jane Austen's first published novel 
was written into a screenplay by the 
lead actress, Emma Thompson. Th- 
ompson plays the eldest sister, Elinor 
Dashwood, who embodies "sense." 
Elinor is the rock of her family which 
is being evicted by their own brother 
and sister-in-law when their father 
dies. Their brother, whose name is 
quite easy to forget, is the first pathetic 
wimp of a man we meet. He does not 
honor his father's dying wish to make 
sure his wife and daughters are looked 
after with dignity. Instead, he is over- 
powered by his wife's greed. The 
women are forced to leave their com- 
fortable home in Sussex and move to 
a cramped cottage in Devon. As the 
family declines in their social position, 
the two eldest daughters are falling in 

Elinor falls for a mild and confused 
Edward Ferrars, played by a fumbliag 
Hugh Grant. It is obvious to the audi- 
ence how hard Elinor has fallen but 
she is able to moderate her emotions 
with reason. She has too much "sense" 
to let her inner-torment surface, even 
to her own sister, Marianne. Marianne 
Dashwood, played beautifully by Kate 
Winslet, is the other end of the spec- 
trum... the "sensibility." She plays the 
piano, sings, memorizes 

Shakespeare's love sonnets and roams 
the English countryside when she 

The two love stories 
that unravel in Sense 
and Sensibility are not 
exclusive to Victorian 
England. Themes of 
love transcend centu- 

needs to release pain. Marianne be- 
lieves the highest virtue is passion and 
easily forgets the balance of reason. 
She is actually rescued by a tall, dark 
and handsome stranger on horseback 
after she falls down a hill! (And this 
guy recites Shakespeare too.) You 

want things to work out for the two 
romantic fools but strength of 
Willoughby's character is only an il- 

The two love stories that unravel 
in Sense and Sensibility are not exclu- 
sive to Victorian England. Themes of 
love transcend centuries. We have seen 
it all before on trashy soap operas and 
made-for-TV-movics.. However, see- 
ing it in a Jane Austen novel is a bit 
more refreshing. Maybe it is the com- 
bination of the characters, landscape, 
language and social rituals that hold 
the audience's attention. 

Sense and Sensibility leaves one 
wondering what route to take: the ro- 
mantic or the rationalist. Elinor pre- 
vails over adversity simply by refus- 
ing to believe that her happiness de- 
pends entirely on the fulfillment of 
love. You can not argue with that, but 
when Edward Ferrar returns for the 
last visit, it is the romantic highlight 
of the show. It is also the most clumsy 
moment as Grant stumbles along and 
Thompson finally lets loose buckets 
full of tears . Clumsy and romantic 
may not be synonymous in most 
thesaurues but it works for its authen- 

It seems that Austen's guiding prin- 
ciple is the value of everyday plea- 
sures. I can guarantee that Sense and 
Sensibility will add to the list of 
everyone's pleasurable moments. 

Local Movie Theatre Listings 

AMCGranite Run 8: Big 

Bully (PG)Fri.- 1:30 5:(K) 7:40 10:(K) 
12:15 Sat. & Sun- 12:30 2:45 5:00 
7:40 10:00 12:15 (no midnight .show- 
ing on Sun.) Don't Be A Menance 
(R)Fri.-2:(K) 5:40 8:00 10:10 12:30 
Sat. & Sun.- 2:(K) 5:40 8:00 10:10 
1 2.^0 (no midnight show on Sun) Iby 
Story (G)Fri- 1:50 5:15 7:30 9:45 
Sat. & Sun- 12:30 2:.30 5:15 7:30 
<) 45 Duston Checks In (PCi) Fri 
1;(K) 5:20 Sat.& Sun- 1:(K) 3:10 5:20 
Heat (R) Fri- 8:(K) 1 1 :.30 Sat. & Sun.- 
8:(K) 11 30 (no 1 1:30 show on Sun ) 
(irumpler Old Men (PG 1 3) Fri , Sal 
&Sun.- 1:40 5:30 Jumai\ji(PG)2:(K) 
5:30 7:50 10:15 Sat. & Sun - 12:40 
3(H) 5:30 7:50 10:15 Father of the 
Bride 2 (PCJ) Fri,, Sat. & Sun- 8:10 
10:30 Sense and Sensibility (PCJ) 
Fri . Sat & Sun.-l:15 4:15 IM) 
1 30 Mr. Holland's Opus (P(i)lri 
1 (M) 4:00 7:15 10:20 

United Artist Wynnewood 
Theatre: Sense and vSensibility 

(PG)Fri.-6:45 10:00 Sat. & Sun- 
12:15 3:30 6:45 10:10 

Bala 3 Theatres: Bed of Roses 

(PG)Fri.-5:15 7:15'^:15 Sat & Sun 
1:15 3:15 5:15 7:15 *^:15 Leaving 
I>as Vegas (R)Fri.- 4 .^0 7:(K) '):M) 
12 Monkeys Fridav-4:.30 7:30 10: 10. 
Sal. & Sun -1 .^0 4:M) 7:30 10:00 

Queen Theatre: Jumanji 

(PG)Fri.-7:15 9:30 Sat. & Sun- 1:15 
4: 15 7: 1 5 '^.'^O Bed of Roses (PG) 
Fri. 7:30 9:40 Sat. & Sun- 1 :(K) 3:(M) 
5:(K) 7.10 9:40EyeForAn Eye(R) 
Fri - 7:45 10:(K) Sat & Sun- 1:45 
4:45 7:45 10:(K) Sabrina(PCi) Fri - 
7:(K) 9:50 Sat. & Sun- i:(K) 4:00 7:(K) 




Bruce Willis breaks out of his normal action hero role, as shown here in 
"Die Hard with a Vengeance," to star in the psychological thriller " 12 
Monkeys" which is set in Philadelphia,^ 

CAT sponsors concert 
in Connelly Center 

Plaza Theatre: Mr. Hollands 
Opus (PC}) Fri - 6:45 9:45 Sat. & 
Sun- 12:45 3:45 6:45 9:45 Sense 
and Sensibility (PG) Fri.-7:(M) 10:(K) 
Sat.&Sun- 1:(K) 4:(K) 7:(KJ 10:{XJ 

Bryn Mawr 2 Theatres: Fa- 
ther of the Bride II ( P(i) Fri & Sat - 
5:30 1 1:00 Sun. -5:15 1 0:40 Heat (R) 
Fri^ 7:45 Sat.- 2:(K) 1 M) Sun- 2:00 
7 30 Mr. Holland's Opus(PG)Fri 
4:M) 7:.30 H).M\ Sal Si. Sun.- 1:30 
4:30 7.M) liVM) 

Anthony Wayne 2 Theatres: 

Toy Story (PG) Fri- 5:(M) 7:15 9:30 
Sal. & Sun -12:15 2.45 5:007:15 
9.10 Big Bully(PG) Fri.-5:.10 7 45 
10:(K) Sat - 1:15 3:15 5:30 7:45 
l():(K)Sun.- 1:15 3:15 5:30 7:45 9:45 

DEEP BLUE WHO? has been 
the most frequently asked ques- 
tion of members of the Campus 
Activities Team lately 

The response to that question 
is simple - the band that sings the 
popular, but overplayed song 
"Breakfast at Tiffany's", the #6 
single on the latest Billboard 

On Saturday, February 17, 
1 996 the Campus Activities Team 
is sponsoring the Dallas, Texas- 
based band Deep Blue Something 
in concert in the Villanova Room. 

General admission tickets went 
on sale on January 24th and are 
$5 for Villanova students. Get 
your tickets early as this one is 
sure to sell out. 

Due to the limited capacity, the 
show is open to Villanova .students 
only. Students will be allowed to one ticket per ID up un- 
til February 2nd. If tickets are still 
available after this dale, students 
may an additional ticket 
at that time. 

For most of America, Deep 
Blue Something comes from out 
of the blue. But in the Southwest. 

with their debut album already 
breaking into the Top 50, its 
single reaching #1 on Dallas ra- 
dio, and a touring .schedule of 
more than 250 shows in two 
years. Deep Blue Something has 
long been a Southwest favorite 

The band is led by Todd and 
Toby Pipes and was formed at the 
University of North Texas m 
Denton, Texas. 

Before their single "Breakfast 
at Tiffany's" broke. Deep Blue 
Something played with Duran 
Duran at a benefit for Oklahoma 
City bombing victims and was on 
the bill with Blues Traveler and 
others for this year's "Edgefest " 
in Dallas. 

Deep Blue Something 

in the Villanova Room 

Sat. February 17 
Sponsored by CAT 


Deep Blue something bmke through this year with their hit single 
"Breakfast at Tiffany's." 

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January 26, 1996 









Enya hypnotizes listeners 


Staff Reporter 

logethcr with the arrival of a new 
year, comes a host of the latest and 
most promising music releases. If one 
of your 1W6 resolutions is to vary 
your tastes, it is imperative to sample 
Enya's new CD, titled The Memory of 

Dedicated fans will remember her 
first hit, "Orinoco Flow," with the 
hypnotic "Sail away, sail away" 
theme. They will also recall never 
having heard such an enchanting and 
unique sound before. As amazing as 
it seems, it is true that all of the 
"voices" in her songs are hers alone. 
Whereas singers like Sarah 
McLachian have back-up vcx:alists to 
harmonize with, Enya works with a 
technique that combines previous re- 
cordings and plays them as one. As a 
result, she produces a melodious, 
flowing sound that can only be de- 
scribed as New Age. 

With bands and vocalists like U2, 
The Cranberries, l>f)reena McKennit 
and Sinead O'Connor, Enya is part of 
the talented Irish invasion. From a 
land associated with magic and mys- 
tery, the Celtic tongue that she sings 
in evokes feelings of an ancient past 
while expressing her deeply rooted 
cultural ties. Her voice is pure and 
ethereal, and The Memory of Trees is 
a testament to this fact. Not since the 
release of Shepherd Moons five years 
ago has a work been so lush and 

The first song (the title of the al- 
bum) is mostly instrumental, but 
builds in power and sets the pace for 
the rest of the album. What makes this 
particular work so sfKcial is its devia- 
tion from the usual Irish and English 
flavor. Of the 1 1 tracks, six are in En- 
glish, and three are in Latin, Celtic, 
and Spanish. The remaining two are 
a combination of instrumentals and 
voices that like "Tea House Moon" 
have a playful Oriental tone. The CD 

also features "Anywhere Is," a new 
favorite of select radio stations. 

The Memory of Trees may be in- 
terpreted as a soulful reflection of the 
human experience. Very simple, yet 
spiritual, the delicate melodies open 
up to the listener a journey that is filled 
with hope, inspiration and triumph. 
From the uncertainties of existence, 
"Anywhere Is," to the joy of imagin- 
ing what Paradise may be , "China 
Roses," Enya's songs capture the es- 
sence of feelings and paint them in 
vivid images. This is true especially 
for the songs that are not in English 
because the audience will find itself 
concentrating on their exquisite sound. 
With a playing time of only 45 min- 
utes, the CD is the shortest of her al- 
bums which include: The Celts, Wa- 
termark and Shepherd Moons. Each 
song is distinct , and this makes it dif- 
ficult for listeners to get lost or bored 
quickly. Enya's mucic has reached 
new heights with its themes, and is 
gaining in popularity. By far, The 
Memory of Trees is a masterpiece. 



Alanis Mnrissette ha.s become one of today's most popular musicians. She will be playing the Electric Factory 
Feb. 1 as part of he^ current North American Tour. 

Morissette's Jfl^g^rf Little Pill 


Staff Reporter 

Alan IS Moris,settc, one of today "s 
h( litest musicians, recently returned 
to the road for the second leg of her 
North American tour This tour will 
bring Morisscttf to the FJectric Fac- 
tory, in Philadelphia, on Feb 1 She 
has just recently passed her 2()th 
birthday, and her Maverick records 
debut .tagged Little Pill is already a 
smashing success Moris.sette's al- 
bum expresses her wealth of insight 
and maturity through both her lyr- 
ics and vcxal chords. 

Alanis stales, "People have always 
said I was an old soul. TTiey said I 
was always a little more intense and 
introspective than everyone was used 
to seeing girls be, so they didn't know 
where to categorize me. It all boils 
down to the fact that I want to walk 
through life instead of being dragged 
through it." 

This is also a very good descrip 
tion of the jarringly honest and pro- 
vocative songs on J a figged Little Pill. 

Her first two singles "You Oughta 
Know ' and "Hand In My Pocket" 
shared great success and helped make 
the album reach quadruple platinum 

Morissette uses her real life experi- 
ences of traveling through Europe as 
a youth, and a Catholic school up 
bringing, as influences to her music 
■| started writing songs when I was 
really little there were things 
I could say through songs that I 
couldn't verbalize any other way," said 
Morissette. Some critics believe that 
Morissette seems to have a connec- 
tion in her body where her emotions 
are transported directly to her vocal 
chords, resulting in some of the most 
searing music to come out of a human 
body in years 


Enya proves things only get better with time in The Memory of Trees. 

Hip Hop Theater: 
The Best of 1995 


Staff Reporter 

Happy New Year! 1996 looks like 
another ptrosperous year for quality rap 
music, however, we must take time out 
to look back and reflect on this past 
year's stereo fillers. '95 was definitely 
the year of the East Coast, people like 
Biggie, KRS, Redman, Wu-Tang, 
Smif n Wesson, Das Efx, Mobb Deep. 
Nas, and O.C., they all contributed to 
removing the spotlight from the 
"Other" The Hip Hop commu- 
nity saw a lot of things in the 9-cinco, 
the death of EazyE, Russell Simmon's 
feeble attempt to make a Hip Hop 
documentary, 2pac and his constant 
problems with the law, women, or 
other rappers. Special Hd's extremelv 
disappointing comeback, LL Cool J 
on NBC, and somehow Coolios 
"Gangstas Paradise " .song (sheer gar- 
bage) was a smash hit???????????? 

The Hip Hop Tlieater .show proudly 
presents the 2nd annual COOKIE 
MONSTER awards. Who supplied the 
tastiest cookies of 1995? Keep in mind 
these awards arc ba.sed on opinions 
and reflections of some low down 
grimy "need a new rap album TO- 
DAY" type underground hip hop junk- 
ies, and nothing more: BEST RAP 
ALBUM: Without question, this 
award goes to Raekwon the Chef, 
whtise album, ()nl\ Built for Cuban 
Links shot its way out of Bennigan's 
to reach classic status after one listen 
Other contenders: (Mohh Deep. KRS 
One, r,7A ) BEST RAP SINGLE: This 
one has to go to Smoove the Hustler 
and his brother Trigger, you know 
them, the block lockers/the glock 
cockers/ the late Sunday night dancin 
around playin maracas showstoppers, " 
<md their song "Broken language, " 
which was originally a B-side, but 
their verbal inn«»vation made it the 
most different 'song of the year Other 
contenders: (Blahzey Blahzey. 
Dangec", " Redman/Method Man 
'How High ", & Mobb Deep "Shook 
Onespt 2"). BEST ARTIST: How can 
it not be KRS-One? Kris came cor 
rect for his lOth year in a row and 
made it clear, to all the one hit MC's 
talking garbage about reality and Hip 
Hop that he is the embodiment of 
REAL. Hip H(»p. To all the nonbc 
lievers, sav what vou want about KRS. 

but he is line for line, lettter for letter, 
track for track, the best MC in the 
universe. I'll give anybody a million 
dollars if they can name a rapper with 
the ability to take KRS out in a lyrical 
showdown, off the head or written. 
Other contenders: (none). BEST PRO- 
DUCER: RZA from the Wu-Tang 
Clan. He was probably the busiest man 
in 1995 hooking up nothing less than 
perfect tracks for Method Man, ODB. 
Raekwon and Ghostface, as well as 
the Genius towards the end of the year. 
From a future producer's point of 
view, I don't have a clue as to how he 
comes up with those crazy sounds, but 
his style is definitely working. Wu- 
Tang is the most successful empire in 
Hip Hop today, and RZA is 80% ol 
the rea.son why. Other contenders (DJ 
Premier, Pete Rock, KRS-One, and Q- 
tip). VIDEO OF THE YEAR: Goes 
to Blahzey Blahzey for "Danger", a 
video which featured cameos from 
New York's finest MC's. I'm not big 
on videos, but I'd rather see an MC 
hanging out with other MC's instead 
of a gang of people he doesn't know 
that don't even like the song, and Just 
want to be seen jumping around w ith 
ugly imitation Luke dancers BIS I 
FEMALE ARTIST: Bahamadia, an up 
and coming MC out of Philadelphia 
who has the lyrical ability and skill to 
defy gender barriers and express her- 
self as an artist who will be able to 
contend with a lot of the males in this 
industry so keep an eye out for her if 
vou haven't heard her stuff. BEST 
RtLB ARTIST: Two words: Dangclo! 
BEST NEW ARTIST: Goes to the 
Genius from the ever so slamnnng 
Wu-Tang Clan. His album I iqiiid 
Swords was definitely something revo- 
lutionary RZA's ill instrumentals and 
the GZA's unique lyrical style and 
delivery combined to create an album 
that was different from any other al- 
bum in Hip Hop history Wu-Tang has 
a lot more in store for the years to 
come, let's see if they ever get a 
grammy! FLOP OF THE YEAR: 
CJoes to Russell "I'm only out for 
cash " Simmons He tried to bless the 
movie industry with his film "7he 
Show", but what could have been a 
well done documentary an<l a push 
forward for the art form turned out to 
be a two hour advertisement for the 
Def Jam boxset This movie portrayed 
only the business side of Hip Hop and 
not the cultural side A documentary 
of Hip Hop without KRS, without 
Rakim, without grafitti, without any 
DJ's, but somehow he found it neces- 
sary to keep Warren G on the screen 
for more than half the film? Figure it 


January 26, 1996 


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Cultural Film Series " Politics 
and the Personal": 'Malcolm X' 


Special to the Villanovan 

The Cultural Film Series will start 
off its 16th season, "Politics and the 
Personal" with a showing of Spike 
Lee's 1992 film "Malcolm X". 

"Malcolm X" depicts the life of 
as the often controversial black leader 
from his young years as a street hus- 
tler to his transformation as a Nation 
of Islam leader and powerful orator to 
his reformation as a Muslim. 

This movie is actually about three 
different people tied into one: 
Malcolm Little, the swindler; 
Malcolm X, the follower of Elijah 
Muhammad and the reformed 
Malcolm, who, after a trip to Mecca 
reforms his racist and black separatist 
ways. Spike Lee combines these 
"people" by giving a chronological 
portrayal of the man often called "X." 

At the onset of the film, Lee por- 
trays Malcolm Little (Denzel Wash- 
ington) as a fashion conscious youth 
of Boston. Although he was a prom- 
ising young student, he was discour- 
aged by his teachers who pushed him 
into carpentry, rather than encourag- 
ing his dream of becoming a lawyer. 
He is traumatized by his father's 
death, which was determined to be a 
suicide, but was most likely a murder 
by the Ku Klux Klan. Malcolm then 
turns to a life of crime as a drug pusher 
and armed robber. Yet, within a few 
years, he and his friend Shorty (Spike 
l^e) are sentenced to 10 years for bur- 


While serving his sentence, 
Malcolm is reformed by a fellow in- 
mate from a "tolerant" black man to a 
follower of the Nation of Islam. Lee 
presents Malcolm's transformation as 
a right of passage that includes re-edu- 

In a poignant scene, Malcobn reads 
"the white man's dictionary" defini- 
tions of black and white which "open" 
Malcolm's eyes. 

He realizes that he was always ac- 
cepting of a white man's criticism and 
in turn tried to be like them by straight- 
ening his hair and dating white 
women. He changes his beliefs, em- 
bracing the idea that the white man is 
evil, and the black man is his oppo- 

When released from prison, 
Malcolm relocates to Detroit where he 
joins the temple of Islam and changes 
his name to Malcolm X (X meaning 
being of the unknown). Lee then 
shows Malcolm's slow rise in the 
temple as he becomes more popular 
than the leader, Elijah Muhammad. At 
first, many are dissuaded by his brash 
style, but he develops a following 
thanks to his dedication to the black 

He believes in black supremacy 
and that "the only thing I like inte- 
grated, is my coffee". He becomes a 
voice to his people ,saying that blacks 
are being terrorized by an evil that is 
at the hands of the white folk. 

However, Malcolm's popularity is 

also the cause of his downfall. After 
making controversial statements about 
the assassination of President 
Kennedy, Malcolm is suddenly 
dropped from the ranks of the Nation 
of Islam. Although broken in spirit, 
he makes a pilgrimage to Mecca. It is 
through a series of letters that Lee 
conveys Malcolm's new orthodoxy: 
refuting the Black Muslims' idea that 
the white man is evil. 

It is here where Lee conveys the 
biggest paradox of the movie. At the 
onset, the viewer sees Malcolm 
Little's family terrorized by the Ku 
KJux Klan. With Malcolm's return to 
the United States, we see the same 
terror being done to his family, except 
at the hands of black men. 

In the most chilling scene, 
Malcolm X is gunned down by Black 
Muslims in Harlem in front of many 
of his followers, and his family, in- 
cluding his loving wife (Angela 
Bassett) and his four daughters. 

The movie will have three screen- 
ings at the Connelly Center Cinema 
on Saturday, Jan. 27; Sunday, Jarru- 
ary 28; and Monday, Jan. 29, all at 7 

Monday's screening will be intro- 
duced by Larry Little, an assistant pro- 
fessor in Villanova's department of 
history, who will lead a discussion, 
"Malcolm X: Myth and Reality," fol- 
lowing the viewing period. Tickets are 
$3. for students and $4 for the general 

Denzel Washington plays Malcolm X in the film 
showing in the Connelly Center Cinema. 

'Malcolm X" now 




Campus Activities Team 

Campus Activities Team 

Campus Activities Team 

Pick up your application for the 1996 - '97 Executive Board! 

All years and experience levels wanted! 

The Campus Activities Team (CAT) is a student run organization that 
provides a wide variety of entertainment for the University Commu- 
nity. From a Saturday afternoon Phillies trip to various lectures, bands, 
and special events. CAT's eight committees work hard to bring 
Villanova's campus to life. Members of CAT have the opportunity to 
participate in all aspects of event planning - and it's a great way to get 
involved, meet new friends, and gain valuable leadership experience! 

Positions available: 

Weekend Activities 

Residence Life Forum 


Ideas & Issues 

Public Relations 

Special Events 

Cinematic Arts 

Committee Coordinator applications available Monday. February 5th In 214 Dougherty Hall 

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Students Needed! 

Karn up to $2,000+/mo. working for Cruise Ships or Land-Tour 
companies. World Travel. Summer and Full-Time employment 
available. No experience necessary. For more information call: 
(206) 971 -3350 ext. C52782 


Students Needed! 

Earn up to $2,00O+/mo. working for 
Cruise Ships or Land Tour companies. 
World Travel. Summer and Full Time 
employment available. No experience 
necessary. For more information call: 
(206) 971-3550 ext. C52782 





Searching for the 
Best Student Act 
in America at the 

Wort HE AST 

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Hosted by 

Mark Nizer 

(The juggler your mother 
warned you about!) 




Singers - Musicians 
Comedians - Bands 



THURSDAY. FEB i, t pm 



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Help Wanted 

Help Wanted 



Aggressive Residential Marketing Student. 
EARN $1 ,000-$2,000 in tvi*o months. Call 
Shaven (215) 355-4199. 

TELEMARKETERS for Real Estate and 
Internet Advertising Wanted $7-$10/hr + 
BONUS!! WEB PAGE developers also 
needed! Call (215) 871 -8742. 

WANTEOIll Individuals, Student Organiza- 
tions and Small Groups to Promote SPRING 
CAMPUS PROGRAMS. http://www.icptcom 

P/T position. Health Aide and Companion. 
Small apt In Bryn Mawr. 8-1 2 hours per week. 
$8 per hour. Run errarxte. Do paperwork, light 
housekeeping, and personal care. Health 
care experience and car helpful. Near public 
transp Phone 610-687-7624. 

A disabled student at Vlllanova needs a 
student to come to his home on either 
Tuesday and Thursday or Monday and 
Wednesday meanings at 7:30 to assist him 
in getting ready for tne day. A great part time 
job opportunity for a student They woukj 
make $7.50 an hour. If a student doesn't have 
a car. The P & W Route 100 high speed line 
runs three blocks from ttie student's fiome, 
and has two convenient stops on Villanvoa's 
campus. The stadium stop by South Campus 
and the Vlllanova slop across the street from 
St Thomas Chapel. Any interested party may 
call Jim today for more informatkjn, any time 
before 7 p.m. 610-449-8839. 

Help Wwited - $5,000-$8,000 monthly. 

Woriting distributing our product brochures. 
Get paid — we suppiybrochures. Full time 
or part time. For FREE Info wrrlte: Director 
— 1 375 Coney Island Ave., Ste. 427 Brooklyn, 
NY 11230 

Billkxi in put>ik: and private sector grants & 
scholarships is now available. All students are 
eligit)le. Let us help. For more info, call: 1- 
800-263-6495 Ext F52782. 

Spring Break Specials! Bahamas Party 
Cruise 7 days $279! Cancun & Jamaica From 
$399! Panama City Room With Kitchen $119! 
Key West! Daytona! Cocoa Beach From $1 59! 
Http://www. 1 -800- 

ALASKA EMPLOYMENT - Fishing Industry 
Earn up to $3.000-$6,000 ♦ per month. Room 
& Board! Transportation! Male/Female No 
experience necessary! (206) 971-3510, ext 

NATKMAL PARK JOBS — Forestry workers, 
park rangers, firefighters, lifeguards, ♦ 
volunteer and government positwns available 
at National Parks. Excellent benefits + 
bonuses! Over 25,000 openings! For more 
info. Call 1 -206-971 -3620. ext N52781 

CANCUN - BAHAMAS - Book now and 
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friends and you go for FREE, it s that 
easy CALL NOW 1-800-484-7816 code 

SPRINGBREAK 96 Intercollegiate Ski 
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TIVITIES (Drinking Age 1 8), Sponsors Include 
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(Just across the Vermont Border) Group 
Leader/Rep Discounts Call Ski Travel 
Unlimited 1-800-999-SKI-9 


Private Math Tutoring available — txjsiness 
calculus, math analysis, diff . eq., etc. Call John 
at 51 9-7049 

Babysitting: 2:30-4:30 Monday-Thursday, 1 - 
4:30 Fridays. $6/Hour. Must have a car If 
you can only do some days, that's fine Call 
610-660-9056 (Rosernont) 

Earn cash stuffirra envelopes at home. All 
materials provkled. Send SASE to National 
Mailers, P.O Box 774 Olathe, KS 66051 

up to $25-$45/hour teaching basic conver- 
satkxial English in Japan, Taiwan, or S. Korea 
No teaching background or Asian languages 
required R)r info call: (206) 971-3570. ext. 

Spring Break '96! Cancun, Bahamas. FlorkJa 
and more! Lowest Prices & Hotel availability 

Spring Roadtrips Every Week! Montreal 
Quebec, Boston, Washington, Niagra Falls. 
and more! CALL NOW! Vagabond Tours (800) 


Wanted August/ September issue of Link 
magazine Needed for research purposes 
Please call Maureen at X12185I Shell be 
forever in your debt^ 

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anything' Best of luck with Mr Winking Man 
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January 26, 1996 


Students and Faculty 

The Office of the Dean and 
The Student Government Association 
Cordially Invite You To Join Us 
for Breakfast 

Friday February 2, 1996 

8:00-10:00 am 

Third Floor Reception Area 
Bart lev Hall 


January 26. 1996 


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1 * 

at Villanova 

February 8, 1996 

7:00PM- 10:00PM 

Connelly Center 

Don't Miss One of the Most 

Exciting Campus Programs 

This Year!!!!!! 

•A great way to get involved with a campus organization! 

•Live bands and entertainment in the Villanova Room & Belle Air Terrace! 

•Complimentary refreshments and much, much more! 

Sponsored by the Office of Student Development & the Campus Activities Team. 

Sufffty and fittraby CtWiCtora m fi»0ttm Tradsmarte of Pnm Toy Co.. tnc. Alt riQiits mtmi. Ol9d6 Prima Toy Co., inc. For iono-distance calls. Savings based on a 3-minute AT&T operator-dialed interstate call 

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January 26, 1996 

Are you tired of hearing 

''Experience Required} " 

I 1 StafViiig Sti vitt-s knows 
vou vc invcst':iJ valuable time 
and resources to earn your 
ilcgree. Now we'll help you gt i 
the valuable experience you 
need while job networking at 
the same time. 

We're kxiking for talented, 
motivated individuals tor the 
tullowing Iciiiporarv, lemp 
to Full time or Inill time 

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Whether you're between jobs, 
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Good Luck to our 

Men's Basketball 

Team as they 

take on Miami 

at 12 p.m. 

January 26, 1996 

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The Entertainment Section of 
the Villanovan is looking for writers. 
If interested, stop by 201 Dougherty, 

Mon., Jan. 29, 6 PM 


Orientation Chairperson 


Administrative Coordinator 



^ Villanova Basketball Road Trips! m\ 





Sat. Feb. 1 Cth - S25 - Bus/Game Ticket 


Fri. Feb. 1 6th-Sat. Feb. 1 7th 

- Bus/GameTicket/Hotel 

ON SALE Thurs. 

Connelly Center 

Sponsored by the 
For more information call the 

1 & Fri. Feb.2 
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Anthony Abatiello 
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Bryan Higgins GerdaSchoepp 

Tara Mataraza 

Scott McClure Linsey Serafino 


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January 26. 1996 

Why do crew? 

U> liOB KIJNKand 

Special to the Villanovan 

In the shadow of basketball mania, 
the resurgence of the football program 
and countless cross-country successes, 
Villanova's crew team has lieguii In 
come iniii its u\mi \'illanovans only 
know ttie crew te.iiii as ihe people you 
see heading to practice at 5 a.m when 
you are finishing up an all-night study 

1 hougli n\ust practices are now in 
the afternoons or evenings, the promi- 
nent question of most Villanov ans is: 
why row? Why would you choose to 
get up so early to do crew? The an- 
swer is not to be first in the breakfast 
line. The answer is that the sp(ut, and 
particularly being part of a team iii 
Philadelphia, the rowing capital ol the 
worlil, IS uniquelyTittractive 

Villanova's presence on boat house 
row means a lot of opportunity lor 
Villanova rowers. Many present and 
former world class rowers live m the 
Philadelphia area because of its crew 
tradition and. m their spare time, coach 
the team. I'heir knowledge has shaped 
several world championship rowers 
outof students of Villanova who were 
not scholarship athletes, but high 
school athletes who started learning 

crew during then ticshman veai ot 
college. Most rowers do not make it 
to the world championship level, but 
enjoy staying m shape, competing in 
college, representing Villanova 

The success of Villanova crew 
stems from hard-work and excellent 
coaching but also from the competi- 
tion they face. Each year, boats from 
Villanova race on the Charles, 
Potomac and Schuylkill rivers while 
facing the best college teams and 
many international crews. 

Thanks to the leadership of the 
coaching staff and the increa.sed dedi- 
cation of the University, the team has 
recently experienced great success 
against these opponents. Last year, the 
men's and women's boats medaled in 
Ptuladelphia's Dad Vail Regatta. The 
women finished second in the 
women's lightweight four competition 
at the US National Collegiate Row- 
ing Championships. 

With women's crew moving to 
NCAA Division I this year, the team 
will continue to build and has just be- 
gun preparing for this year's spring 
season. The workouts include strength 
and endurance training along with 
time on the water to perfect rowing 
technique. Any interested students, 
experienced or not, are encouraged to 
come out tor the team. 

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Page 33 


Women's Big East Week in Review 


Staff Reporter 

As Hig Hast play shifts into high 
gear, it should surprise no one thai 
C onnecticut remains a powerhouse 
despite the graduation of Rehecca 
Lobo. Notre Dame has proven itself 
to be a Big East beast as they remain 
undefeated in the conference Strong 
play has also come from the likes of 
Villanova and Seton Hall 

I.NOTRE DAME (11-3, 6-0) 

The Fightin' Irish have enjoyed a 
red-hot debut season in the Big East, 
jumping out to a 6-0 start in the con- 
ference. On Jan. 10, the Irish pounded 
Syracuse 91-52 as Junior Beth Mor- 
gan amassed 32 points. Junior forward 
Katryna Gaither added 22 points as 
well as 12 boards. On the road at 
Providence, Gaither scored 34 points 
and grabbed 12 rebounds en route to 
her sixth double-double of the year. 
Her performance resulted in a 90-80 
triumph over the Lady Friars. Gaither 
was rewarded for her efforts as she 
garnered co-Big East player of the 
week honors. Morgan also came up 
with 22 points and five steals. Notre 
Dame is shooting 51% from the floor 
this season. 

2. CONNECTICUT (142, 4-1) 

No.3 Connecticut played at Miami 
on Jan. 10, and rolled to a 79-52 vic- 
tory. UConn had four players who 
reached double figures in scoring, in- 
cluding junior center Kara Wolter's 22 
points. Junior forward Carla Bembe 
chipped in 15 for the Huskies' cause, 
while Jen Rizzotti and Nykesha Sales 
poured in 13 each. On Jan. 12, they 
shot 59% from the floor on the way to 
a 108-71 trouncing of Providence at 
home in Storrs, Conn. That win ex- 
tended the Huskies' home winning 
streak to 44 games, the longest in the 

nation, Ri/zotti led the way with 21 
points and 10 steals as five Huskies 
ic.K lad double figures. 

4. SETON HALL (1 0-4, 5-1) 

Seton Hall breezed to a 75-56 win 
over struggling Providence on Jan 10 
Junior forward Dana Wynne exploded 
tor 23 points and 18 rebounds to lead 
the Pirates' charge. Guard Tahnee 
Heins lit it up for 20 points in the Hall 
win. On Jan. 14, the Pirates won a 
barn-burner against Miami 69-62 to 
extend their win .streak to four. Wynne 
was again hot as she racked up 21 
points. Heins also continued her ex- 
ceptional play, contributing 14 points 
and eight boards. Sophomore Latoya 
Brookins has filled in nicely for in- 
jured Pirate freshman Danielle Golay 
as she totaled 13 points and 10 re- 
bounds in a non-conference win vs. 

5. RUTGERS (7-7, 3-3) 

Rutgers has also found its niche 
among the Big East powers as it de- 
feated Syracuse 71-60 in a grueling 
contest. In the Scarlet Knights' only 
game of the week, senior guard Liz 
Hanson was the story of the game. She 
netted a game-high 21 points, includ- 
ing key free throws down the stretch 
which put away the Orangemen. Syra- 
cuse had cut the deficit to one point 
with 4:17 left to play when Hanson 
coolly buried 7-of-8 shots from the 
charity stripe. 

6. BOSTON COLLEGE (7-7, 4-3) 

Boston College proved themselves 
to be a legitimate contender as they 
won two nail-biters in the Big East. 
On Jan. 10, the Eagles squeaked out a 
win against Georgetown. With the 
score tied at 64-64 with a minute left, 
BC sank six free throws to cap off a 
strong 70-64 win at home. Junior for- 
ward Holly Porter led all scorers with 

24 points and 10 boards Against feisty 
West Virginia on Jan. 14, it was dcja 
vu for the Eagles as they came back 
from 77-75 with 227 to p!a\ and 
nailed 7-of-S free throws to ice the 
game Porter led five Eagles into 
double figures with 32 points and 1 1 
rebounds, proving herself to be an ef- 
fective rebounder. Porter was re 
warded with co-Big East player of the 
week kudos. 

7. GEORGETOWN (8-6, 3-3) 
Georgetown lost the 70-64 gut- 

wrencher at Chestnut Hill on Jan. 10, 
but redeemed themselves at home 
against St. John's 74-60 on Jan. 13. 
The Hoyas are undefeated at home on 
the season. Against the Red Storm, the 
Hoyas shot at a 50% clip in the sec- 
ond half to pull away. Junior forward 
Ebiho Ahonkhai led four Hoyas into 
double figures as she knocked in a 
game high 22 points. Freshman cen- 
ter Sylita Thomas proved that she can 
also crash the boards as she chipped 
in 12 points and a whopping 16 re- 

8. SYRACUSE (7-7, 3-3) 

Syracuse had a difficult week as it 
fell twice to Big East foes. The Or- 
ange first got crushed against Notre 
Dame 91-52 on Jan. 10. Junior guard 
Kristyn Cook scored 18 points while 
senior forward Kristen McCory sent 
home 16 points in the defeat. Syracuse 
was spanked later in the week by the 
Scarlet Knights of Rutgers, 71-60. 
McCory poured in 18 points for her 
10th double figure game of the sea- 
son, but it was not enough. 

9. PROVIDENCE (4-10, 2-5) 
Providence fell prey-to a couple of 

hungry Big East foes as they went 
winless for the week. On Jan. 10, the 
Lady Friars were trampled by the Pi- 
rates 75-56. Junior Jen Davis and 

sophomore Julie W'hcclci led all 
Providence scorers willi \1 |)oints 
each. Later in the week, the Lady fri- 
ars were defeated by N(itrc Dame at 
Providence, 90-80. Nadmc Malcolm 
had 25 points and 16 rebounds for PC. 
Wheeler had 19, including 4-()f 7 Iron) 
three-point range. 

10. ML\M1 (4-10, 1-4) 

Miami continued to slump as the 
Hurricanes had an 0-2 week in the Big 
East. Against UConn on Jan. 10, the 
Canes were demolished by an over- 
powering Huskies' squad, 79-52 at 
home. Junior forward Desma Thomas 
had 20 points for the game as well as 
nine rebounds. She was the lone 
bright spot for the 'Canes. Miami's 
woes continued against Sett>n Hall as 
they lost 69-62 on Jan. 1 3 in New Jer- 
sey. Despite a late comeback from the 
'Canes, the Pirates managed to hold 
on as Miami could not execute down 
the stretch. 

11. ST. JOHN'S (4-11, 2-5) 

St. John's got a pleasant surprise 
on Jan. 10 as they took on the hapless 
Panthers of Pittsburgh. Tlie Red Storm 
prevailed 57-54 behind the inspired 
play of sophomore guard Nerilee 
Miller who scored 15 pK)ints. Senior 
forwards Meghan Burke and Kiana 
Oliver added 13 apiece to pace the 
Johnnies. On Jan. 13, the Red Storm 
fell as the Hoyas prevailed at 
Georgetown, 74-60. Miller performed 
well for a second straight game as she 
mu.stered 19 points and snagged 13 

12. WEST VIRGINIA (6-8, 2-5) 
West Virginia continued to find the 

transition to the Big East exhausting 
as they were pounded at Villanova 75- 
61 on Jan. 10. Sophomore guard 
Talisha Hargis accounted for 14 points 
against the Cats. Freshmen Rebecca 

Burhiulgc and Use Opstacic also 
poured in 10 [)oints each for the Moun- 
taineers. At Chestnut llill on Jan 13, 
West Virginia lost a hcartbicakcr to 
Boston (\)lkgc, 82-77 Despite the 
loss, Hargis exploited the I ai^lc tle- 
fcnsc with IS points lo g<i uitti Ikt 
eight kIxuiiuIs 

13. Pin SBURGH (1-14,0-6) 

Last and least are the Fittsbuigh 
Panthers. Does this team deserve cov- 
erage? Pittsburgh lost a tough game 
to St. John's 57-54 on Jan. 10. Fresh- 
man forward (iina Montesano was the 
lone bright spot tor the Panthers as she 
piled up 13 points. Sophomore guard 
JoJoCiuzman also picked up 12}>omls 
Uiter in the week, Pitt continued to 
bask in its futility as they were ham- 
mered by "Nova 83-64. Sophomore 
forward Latia Howard played well for 
the Panthers as she scored 12 points 
and corralled live rebounds 

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half broke Providence's back 

"That wasn't the game, but that 
was a big plav in the game," said 

"1 don't know how he was so 
open, " said l^ppas 

Villanova's next challenge is the 
Miami Hurricanes, who come to town 
tomorrow. Miami, like Providence, 
stunned the Cats with an incredible 
comeback that jusi fell short Few 
Villanova fans have forgotten how the 
Hurricanes erased a nine point lead in 
the final minute of their December 

Villanova improved to 1 "^ 3 on the 
season with a 6-2 Big hast record 

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IceCats drop two to Skidmore 


Staff Hefx>rler 

The new-look IceCats (V 1 3-1 , ()- 
3-1) returned to the Main Line last 
Sunday after dropping two games to 
the defending hCAC South champion 

In the first game, despite playing a 
strong first period, the team left the 
ice for intermission down 1-0 on a 
fluke goal that occurred with 30 sec- 
onds remaining. This goal proved to 
have a detrimental effect on the Cats 
as they struggled in the second fjeriod 
falling behind by three goals. The 
IceCats regrouped and came out 
strong in the third period, but a num- 
ber of untimely penalties prevented a 
ajmeback. Head Coach Todd Sharinn 
pointed out that as soon as the Cats 
went on a power play, the referees 
would hand them a penalty to nullify 
the man advantage. The final score 
was 5-1 with Villanova's Jamie Shoup 
scoring his sixth goal of the season, 
placing him in a tie with fellow goal 
scorer Jonathan Jett for the team lead. 
The second game saw the physical 
IceCats fail to put bodies on the quick 
Skidmore players and fall behind 4-0 

in a first period that Sharrin would like 
to forget. Following the break, the 
Cats came out hitting and the refer- 
ees, who had let a lot of physical play 
go uncalled in the first period, began 
to fill the penalty box with Cats 
Villanova, being short-handed for 
much of the last two periods was un- 
able to mount a counterstrike and fell 

"I was extremely proud of our ef- 
forts after the first period," said 
Sharrin. "We stayed with them despite 
all of the penalties." 

"The team has become a close knit 
group and there is a better team atmo- 
sphere than before," said left winger 
Bryan Gubbins. "The new system is 
not the problem, we just need to ex- 

In his first year at the helm of the 
men's hockey program at Villanova, 
Coach Todd Sharinn has found a dif- 
ficult task in converting his players to 
an entirely new style of play. Sharinn 
stresses the im{X)rtance of defense, 
with increased fore-checking and 
back-checking leading to a quick 
counter-attack. The toughest part of 
the change, Sharinn went on to point 
out, is that the older players have been 

under a different system for two to 
three seasons 

Sharinn is looking for the IceCats 
to improve as the season progresses, 
beginning this weekend against lona. 
On Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Skatium 
in Havertown, the IceCats will lace up 
their skates against lona, who are cur- 
rently second in the HCAC South 
standings. Unlike Skidmore 's finesse 
game, the Gaels play with a style more 
suited to the system of Coach Sharinn. 

"They (lona) are a physical group 
and we're a physical team," Sharinn 
said. "It should be a fast-paced, hard- 
hitting game." 

"We need to come out hard for all 
three periods, because once we start 
hitting, they will turn the puck over," 
said sophomore winger Steve 

In their first meeting earlier in the 
season, lona outlasted the IceCats in 
a hard-fought 6-3 game, but the Cats 
had several injuries in November and 
they will be a healthier, fresher team 
for Saturday's clash. The lona game 
will mark the beginning of an impor- 
tant stretch in ECAC South play for 
Sharinn 's troops and he hopes to have 
them ready to play. 

Couture is Wildcats ' "Rudy " 


Senior Writer 

_. The comparison is virtually un- 
"avoidable. Senior walk-on Matthew 
Couture has become the "Rudy" of the 
1995-% Wildcats. After being a team 
manager for three years and a prac- 
tice player for close to a year. Mat- 
thew has gone from an anonymous, 
enthusiastic fan to the proud center- 
piece of a Sportscenter highlight. The 
moment certainly had fairy-tale like 
implications. With the game out of 
reach for Hofstra on Dec. 28, Head 
Coach Steve Lappas inserted Coutiu^ 
and the rest of the walk-ons to give 
the star players a breather. Little did 
Coach Lappas know, however, that a 
star of a different sort was about to be 

For those of you that missed the 
game, Matthew hit a buzzer-beating 
three-pointer that gained him national 
attention. Not to mention the atten- 
tion of his teammates. 

"Honestly, I couldn't remember 
what my reaction was after I made [the 
shot], so I had to go back and look at 
the tape," Couture said. "All I could 
remember at first was the team com- 
ing out and beating me up." 

Upon further review, Matthew 
thought he would find himself fren- 
zied, running around the court in a fit 
of jubilation. This was not the case. 

"I was just in shock," Matthew 

said. "I really didn't have a reaction." 

Couture admitted that his stillness 
was in part due to l>eing caught off 
guard by what he had just done, but it 
was mostly due to the frame of mind 
he had to be in to pull it off. 

"I was in shock by the whole 
thing," Matthew said. "But I think it 
was more that I was focused on what 
I was doing that I wasn't payipg at- 
tention to what was going on around 

In fact. Couture hinted he may have 
been concentrating too much. 

"When it came time to shoot, I kind 
of closed my eyes," Matthew said. 

Nevertheless, the play was set. 
And Couture was grateful it was set 
for him. 

"[Kevin] Cox said to me: 'Matt, go 
up to half court and I'll get the ball to 
you,'" Couture said. "He was very 
nice to do that." 

As if the story was not close 
enough to l)cing produced by Disney, 
Matthew's mother had come down 
from Syracuse to be in the audience. 
It was the first time she had ever seen 
him play. 

Even though this was the first con- 
test in which Matthew scored, it was 
not the first time he had received play- 
ing time. Wth Adam Schaffer (who 
has since transferred) still on the bench 
with an injury, Couture asked Coach 
Lappas if he could suit up against St. 

John's. He said yes. 

"Once a position opened up after 
Schaffer left, I kind of just assumed 
the role," Matthew said. "It's a dream 
come true really." 

However, Couture 's 15 seconds of 
fame took much longer than that to 
produce. As a junior, Matthew worked 
his way into the Cats' preseason con- 

1 "The coach would let me in on one 
or two occasional drills," Couture 
said, "especially when there were in- 

Well, Matthew must have made an 
impression because he has been on 
'Nova's practice squad most of his 
senior year. Often thrown in as a sixth 
man to simulate a press defense. Cou- 
ture knows his role is limited. 

"I participate mostly in the initial 
drills," said Couture. "I'm basically 
an extra guy who runs hard and tries 
to pick the team up. I try to provide 
extra enthusiasm." 

But, celebrity status aside, Mat- 
thew says his position does have its 

"I'm no any good," Couture said. 
"But if I can just get things going, do 
the little things day in and day out, I 
can help the team achieve its goal of 
winning a national championship. 
And we all realize how great that 
would be." 

The Wildcats are only starting to 
realize how great Matthew is. 

Swingman Kerry Kitties decision to return for his senior has sparlced die 
Cats to a Ibp 10 ranidng. 


Men face fierce 
competition and 
catch some rays 

Athletes of the Week 


J. R. Mcllwain 

TVack and Field 

The junior qualified 
provisionally for the 
NCAA Championships 
in the 400m and as part 
of the mile relay team. 


Sue Glenning 


The senior guard netted 
23 points on S-for-lS, 
including six three- 
pointers against Boston 


Staff Reporter 

While the majority of us were 
stranded in our houses over semester 
break due to a record amount of snow, 
the Villanova swim teams traveled 
way out west for winter training. They 
were catching rays and swimming 
hard out in Hawaii. 

"We accomplished everything we 
set out to do," commented Head 
Coach Ed Bartsch. "We got as good 
of training as we could have possibly 
gotten. We were able to finish up some 
solid base training as we prepare to 
go into the heart of our season." 

The teams also traveled to Califor- 
nia, but the only meet that the men par- 
ticipated in was against the Uni- 
versity of Hawaii. The Wildcats lost 
the meet, but only because the divers 
were not able to compete due to their 
training in Florida. 

"The trip was definitely the right 
thing to do for this team," said 
Bartsch. "We trained well, we 
outswam Hawaii and we got a strong 
win back at home against Rutgers this weekend." 

In the Hawaii meet, 'Nova took 
three of the top .spots in individual 
event.s as well as in the 200 Medley 
Relay. Junior Kire Filipovski was vic- 
torious in the 200 Individual Medley 
( 1 :54.96) as well as in the 1 00 Butter 
fly (.50.87). Freshman Ted Pollack 
won the backstroke in 55.44 
Filipovski and Pollack were b<ith 
members of the winning relay team 
They were joined by senior Mike 
ShwankI and junior Brian Blitzer. 
Other top three pertormances of the 

day included two second places from 
sophomore Jared Lucan in the 1000 
Freestyle (9:42.09) and in the 500 
Freestyle (4:45.03). ShwankI also had 
two individual second places in the 50 
Freestyle (22.86) and ICX) breaststroke 
(58.36). Sophomore Gustavo 
Membiela had a third place finish in 
the 200 Individual Medley (1:59.79) 
as well as a second in the 100 Back- 
stroke (55.77). Freshman Matt 
Beardslee also had a second and a 
third place finish. He was second m 
the 100 Freestyle (50.04) and third in 
the 200 Freestyle (1 :5().03). Finally, 
Blitzer and Tom Brennan each had an 
individual third in the 500 and 1(K) 
Freestyles, respectively. 

With the divers back Villanova 
handily defeated Rutgers this past 
weekend, 133-109 Junior Tom Tracey 
led the way for the Cats with wins in 
the 50 Freestyle (21 54) and 200 
Backstroke ( 1 54. 1 1 ). He swam 
a leg of the winning 4(K) Medley Re- 
lay (3 30.37) along with ShwankI, 
FilifHwski and freshman Hvans Ander- 
son. Other winners included senior 
David Bellairc in the Im Dive 
(248 40), Filipovski in the 2(M) Fly 
(1:54 48), Blitzer in the 1(K) Freestyle, 
ShwankI in the 2fK) Brea.stroke and the 
4(K) Freestyle relay team of Beardslee, 
Filit/er, Anderson and Lucan 

"TTic Rutgers meet was not much 
of a challenge, but this weekend we 
are going up Pittsburgh, who 
is currently ranked No 2 in the coun- 
try After defeating Penn State last 
weekend they will probably break into 
the Top 20 this week. Right now Pitts- 
burgh is the league favorite so we will 
be able to sec where we stand " 

The Villanovan: 
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January 26, 1996 


Women's track team starting to come together 


Assislani Sports Editor 

The women's Track and Field team 
made a successful return to action af- 
ter a one-month layoff, competing in 
a number of meets over the past two 
weeks. The team traveled to Fairfax, 
Va two weeks ago to compete in the 
Father Diamond Invitational, hosted 
by George Mason University. They 
then headed north this past weekend 
to comf)ete in two separate meets, both 
held in Boston at Harvard University. 
The team enjoyed many outstanding 
performances and began to qualify its 
key runners for the NCAA Indoor 

"1 feel that the George Mason meet 
was definitely highlighted by Kia 
Davis qualifying provisionally [for the 
NCAAs]," said Head Coach John 

The freshman's time of 7.97 in the 
finals of the 55m high hurdles was 
good enough for third place, and it also 
was only 1/1()() of a second under the 
qualifying standard. It marked the con- 
tinuation of a successful first season 
for Davis. 

Davis returned in the 2()()m and 
took sixth with a time of 25. .32. Se- 
nior Cathalina Staye finished right in 
front of her in 25.27. Staye com- 
peted in the 55m where she did not 
qualify for the finals. 

Another strong effort was provided 
by Cuyler Goodwin. Her time of 
1 : 16 79 placed her fourth in the 5(H)m. 

A great race was turned in in the 
l(MM)m by Kristine Jost. Her time of 
2:50 S9 was good enough for second 
and left her only 34 of a .secx)nd off of 
the lead. It was truly a breakthrough 
performance for the freshman that 

would carry her into the next week. 

The final big highlight of the meet 
came from Krestena Sullivan in the 
8(K)m run. She crushed the field, cruis- 
ing to victory in 2: 11. 13. The time was 
six seconds better than that of her near- 
est competitor. The junior would need 
to wait a week to find more of a chal- 

The next week found the team at 
Harvard. The first of the two meets 
was the Commonwealth Invitational 
on Saturday. This meet boasted ex- 
tremely tough competition, including 
word-class, international competition. 

Some very strong performances 
came in the jumps. Melanie SkJepko 
jumped 18-feet-8 inches in the long 
jump, which was near her personal 
best. It was also good enough for third 
place. Katie Blackett took third in the 
triple jump with a leap of 39 feet, 1 1/ 
2 inches. This jump was a {personal 
best for Blackett. 

"One of the great performances of 
the meet was Katie Blackett," 
Marshall said. "As a freshman she has 
triple jumf)ed and hurdled her best. 
She ran her heart out." 

Kia Davis's time of 8.00 placed her 
third in the 55m high hurdles. She con- 
tinued to please the coaching staff. 

"Kia Davis ran against a world- 
class field in the hurdles," Marshall 
.said. "It was not her best time of the 
year, but it was good enough to place 
her third. It was a good solid perfor- 
mance for her." 

The highlight of the day probably 
came in the mile. The race saw the 
team qualify two runners provision- 
ally for the NCAAs. Krestena Sullivan 
finished third in a time of 4:47. She 
was followed closely by Kristine Jost 
(4:49). Both women's times bettered 

the NCAA standard. 

"It was really good for me to have 
my junior qualify and then to have my 
freshman qualify as well," said an 
elated Marshall. "Kristine Jost came 
in and ran a personal best by over eight 
seconds. A coach cannot ask any more 
than that." 

Jost's race marked a continued 
trend for the team of its freshman turn- 
ing in great races. 

"The freshmen ran extremely well 
and they jumped extremely well," 
Marshall said. "I think that's how this 
team is going to be developing itself, 
with solid efforts from its supporting 

The final race of the day was the 4 
X 400m relay, anchored by Kesha 
Walley. The Cats took second in the 
race with a time of 3:45.0. Their time 
was only about a tenth of a second 
away from wirming, as it came down 
to the final straightaway. 

More importantly, it left the team 
only one second away from the provi- 
sional NCAA standard. Marshall was 
very pleased with the team and its 
chances to qualify for the NCAA 

"It was very exciting to see that our 
women's mile relay went out there and 
took second," Marshall said. 

"Villanova is known for its great 
middle distance tradition. We went out 
there in a sprint race and showed the 
East Coast that we are a force to con- 
tend with in the sprints as well as 
middle distance races. We're in real 
close and we're knocking on the door." 

Marshall will attempt to qualify the 
relay team at next week's meet. 

This event capped what Marshall 
felt was a very good meet for the team. 

"Although we didn't have any out- 

Come watch women's hoops as the 
LadyCats take on top-ranked UConn. 

l\ies. Jan. 30 at 7:30 p.m. 
duPont Pavilion 

Wildcats hand North Carolina 
crushing defeat at Spectrum 

(continued from page 40) 
to )ust seven points on 2-of-l 1 shoot- 
mg. Calabria was forced into six 
turnovers. For Kittles, it was a marked 
improvement over his previous games 
when he was Adrian (iriffin's primary 
victim as the Seton Hall player 
scorched 'Nova for a career-best 31 

Smith also pointed to Eric Eberz's 
contributions as critical. 

"We planned to cover him," he 
said. "I guess number 34 is hard to 
see out there." 

Eberz drained five three pointers, 
three of which came early in the con- 
test. He finished with 21 points, the 
most f<»r him since the first game of 
the sea.son when he scored 23 against 
Wisconsm. The senior has had trouble 
establishing consistency this sea.son, 
but his outside sh(K)ting against the Tar 
Hfcis proved indispen.sable in open 
ing up 'Nova's motion offense. 

Both Kittles and Ebcr/ pointed to 
the emotional intensity of the team 

"We had the momentum going for 
us and the," said Kittles. 

"ITie intensity we had tonight just 
picked up and carried over to our de- 
fense," said Kbcr/ 

Not to be ovcrl(Mikcd, though, was 

junior point guard Alvin Williams. He 
finished with 10 assists and only one 
turnover. He also kept N.C.'s slash- 
ing guard Jeff Mclnnis in check (4- 
of- 13 shooting, 12 points). 

In the end, though, rebounding was 
the key to victory. Jason Lawson 
grabbed nine boards while Chuck 
Kornegay's physical style of play 
helped keep North Carolina's re- 
bounding machine, Antawn Jamison, 
in check. After being thoroughly em- 
barrassed by a small Seton Hall team. 
'Nova held a .39-28 rebounding advan- 
tage against N.C. 

"It's the best I've seen them," said 
Smith. "1 saw the Seton Hall tape, but 
that't the .same team." 

"It was great to see them come to- 
gether and do the things we've 
preached," .said Villanova Head Coach 
Steve l>appas 

Villanova led .M-28 at halftime, but 
N ('. came back to tie the game at 42- 
42 on Serge Zwikker's field goal. 
Zwikker had to leave the game later 
when he lost hearing in one ear cour- 
tesy of a I>awson elbow 

Villanova rallied to a six point lead 
before North Carolina mi.ssed con- 
secutive three-point attempts 

"It seemed like we lost our f)oise 
when we missed those two," said 
Smith. "I like to think we're a good 
road team. When the crowd comes 
on, we normally get a little sharper, 
but that didn't happen." 

Villanova extended its lead to 10 
points when junior Zeffy Penn com- 
pleted a three point play. Penn 
grabbed four crucial rebounds during 
'Nova's run and his off-balance 
jumper with time expiring on the .shot 
clock catapulted the team to its even- 
tual victory. 

"He's one of those scrappy kind of 
guys who does a little of everything," 
said Lappas. "Every good team needs 
a guy like him." 

It was Kittles, however, who put 
the nails in the coffin as he nailed 
back-to-back three-pointers to put the 
Cats up 64-50. The groin injury that 
.severely hampered him against Seton 
Hall .seemed to have less of an effect 
as the game wore on. 

"I'm trying to nurse the injury," 
said Kittles. "It's going to be there. I 
have to deal with the pain." 

The victory prevented the Cats 
from dropping in the polls as they re- 
mained at No 7. 

right victories it was still a great ef- 
fort against international competition," 
said a satisfied Marshall. 

The final meet of the weekend was 
the Greater Boston Invitational, again 
held at Harvard. The meet saw a num- 
ber of the previous day's star perform- 
ers pick up right where they left off. 

Krestena Sullivan won the 800m 
with a time of 2:07. 1 . Her time is the 
fastest in the country this year and 
topped the standard for automatic 
qualification for the NCAAs. 

"That was the big run of the day," 
Marshall said. "She's ajunior and we 
depend on her. It was nice to see her 
respond the way she did after running 
not so great the day before." 

Kristine Jost ran in the same race 
and took fourth with a time of 2: 1 1 . It 
was another personal best for her, this 
time by five seconds. She continued 
to make her coaches ecstatic about her 

progress in her freshman season. 

Kesha Walley again ran a great 
race, as well. Running the 400m, 
Walley finished in second place with 
a time of 55.4. Her time also quali- 
fied her provisionally for the NCAAs. 

"Everytime she stepped onto the 
track she ran well," Marshall said. 
Kesha Walley took a step up. If she 
continues to run that well she will lead 
our mile relay to the national champi- 

Marshall was extremely pleased 
overall with his team's recent perfor- 

"The women's team is truly start- 
ing to form its own identity," Marshall 

They will be able to continue their 
development tomorrow and Sunday as 
they return to Boston to compete in 
the Terrier Classic. 

January 26. 1996 


Page 37 



Kerry Kittles embraces forward Zeffy Penn during Saturday's vi<^ry over 
North Carolina. Penn has quietly emerged as one of the Big Blast's top 
bench players. 

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What is wrong with the 

R Philadelphia Flyers.' After 
last .season's bruising Cup 
semi-final with the Devils, 
all of us Flyers fans kept 
saying "Wait till next year" 

NWell, it's next year, and it 
appears as though that 
Wings banner hanging from 
the rafters in the Spectrum 
won't be getting any com- 

E petition for space any time 
And the worst thing 
about it is the black and or- 
ange started out so impres- 
Rsively. They were going to 
go 82-0. The Legion of 
Doom looked like it would 
again be the best line in 

hockey. Now, it's not even 
close to being the best line in the East. 

Pittsburgh has two lines better than it, 

as three Penguins have a strangle hold 

over the top spots in league scoring. 

And even with the absolutely neces- 

.sary addition of Pat Falloon, pretty 

much when Lindros and the boys leave 

the ice, the Flyers look like they're just 

killing time until the "A" line's next 


When Lindros is out there, he has 
been playing just plain sloppy. He's 
trying to make fancy, behind the back 
dump-offs that don't get to where 
they're supposed to 95 percent of the 
time. His name's not Gretzky or 
Lemieux yet, and when you're a nine 
foot, 400 pound giant like he is, why 
in the world would you try to play a 
finesse game? 

On defense, the story is even more 
disappointing. Lindros has not hit 
anyone since mid-November, and nei- 
ther has anyone else. The team is not 
playing with any heart, and that is pre- 
cisely why they are 2-5-1 against the 

top teams in the Last (the Rangers, the 
Penguins and the Panthers). 

The lone Flyer who is giving an 
honest effort is the last real Flyer left 
on the team-Ron Hextail. Hexy has 
single-handedly kept this team from 
dropping into the cellar with the Is- 
landers. He is the sole reason Phila- 
delphia has given up a mere 1 1 5 goals 
this season. And what thanks does he 
get for this feat? He gets snubbed 
from the All-Star game even though 
before the break he led the league in 
save percentage and goals against av- 

Much of the blame for this phe- 
nomenal underachievement belongs to 
coach Terry Murray. His team in 
Washington never hit anybody either. 
This situafion is an exact parallel to 
his tenure with the Caps. He built a 
pretty good team there too, but it never 
became a great team. Last year, the 
Flyers were a good team. Will they 
be a great team? Not with Munay at 
the helm. 

Luckily Bobby Clarke understands 
the situafion and has taken steps to 
remedy it. Clarkie sent his buddy Bill 
Barber to Hershey to take over coach- 
ing duties for the Bears. 

On the surface, this move makes 
absolutely no sense. Hershey was al- 
ready having a good season, holding 
tight in second place all year. Also, 
why would the Flyers care about 
Hershey considering that after this 
season the Bears are no longer the Fly- 
ers' farm team. Finally, why would 
Barber want to leave his cozy office 
job in Philly to coach an AHL team? 
The move only makes sense if the 
Flyers are grooming him to take over 
on South Broad. Both Clarke and 
Barber understand that the Flyers can't 
win a cup on Rod Brind' Amour's 
good looks alone. Hopefully, a former 
tough guy like Barber can turn this 
group of Spectrum sissies back into 
Broad Street Bullies. 


Defensive end Charles Haly is expected to return to action for the Super Bowl. The Cowboys hope he does not 
retire at halftime. 

Cowboys ' win will cap dynasty 

Remaining Home Hockey Schedule 

Sat. Jan. 27 


8 p.m 

*Wed. Feb. 6 


8 p.m 

Sat. Feb. 10 

Sacred Heart 

8 p.m 

Sat. Feb. 1 7 


8 p.m 

Sun. Feb. 18 


5 p.m 

* Played at the Faee-OffCirele. All other ^ames are at 
the Skatium. 


Staff CoiumriLsi 

It's that special time of year again. 
The time of the year when you get to- 
gether with your pals, drink a few cold 
ones and, of course, watch another 
NFC team dominate a futile, inferior 
AFC team. That's right, its Super 
Bowl time-where by halftime the 
game is usually over and we all look 
forward to the wonderful halftime ex- 
travaganza and the outcome of one of 
the biggest games of the year. The 
Bud Bowl. This year's match-up 
seems to be no different than the past 
four seasons. 

On paper, the Dallas Cowboys 
should dominate on both sides of the 
football. One reason why is because 
the Cowboys are the hotter football 
team. After smacking an 
overachieving Eagles team and then 
handling the Packers in the Champi- 
onship game, the Cowboys have out- 
performed the Steelers in their play- 
off games. 

The Steelers outlasted a gritty Buf- 
falo team and then outla.sted a Colt 
team that had no business being in the 
playoffs. The Steelers" was 
stymied by an average Colt defense 
and their renowned defense has not 
performed to its expected level in the 

playoffs. If the Steelers continue to 
play like they have been the past three 
weeks the Cowboys will pounce on 
them in the first quarter and be well 
on their way to another Super Bowl 

To come out on top, the Cowboys 
must win some of the individual match 
ups of the game. The key match-ups 
are the tackles of the Cowboys, Erik 
Williams and Mark Tuinei versus the 
fierce pass rushers of the Steelers led 
by Greg Lloyd and Kevin Greene. If 
Lloyd and Greene can put some pres- 
sure on Troy Aikman without the help 
of blitzing linebackers ;ind 
cornerbacks then they will be able to 
double cover Michael Irvin, the best 
receiver in the NFL, and slow down 
the Cowboys' passing attack. 

However, Williams and Tuinei, part 
of the best offensive line in the his- 
tory of the game, will be up to the task 
of blocking Lloyd and (jreene. The 
Steelers will be forced to blitz, leav- 
ing the receivers of the Cowboys in 
single coverage, which Aikman will 
exploit with his precise pa.sses. 

Another key match-up of the game 
will be the receivers of the Steelers 
against the linebackers of the Cow- 
boys Throughout the year, the 
Steelers' receivers have made big play 
after big play. Ernie Mills" spectacu- 

lar catch in the AFC Championship 
game to put the Steelers in position to 
score the winning touchdown was the 
Steelers' biggest play of the year. 
Deion Sanders, the best cover corner 
in the league, will probably match up 
against the Steelers' top receiver. 
Yancey Thigpen Therefore, Ernie 
Mills, Andre Hastings and Charles 
Johnson, the other Steeler receivers, 
must have huge games. However, 
Darren Woodson, the All-Pro safety. 
Brock Marion and Larry Brown have 
been doing their jobs effecUve\y aU 
.sca.son. They wiJJ bottle up the Steeler 
receivers utid contdir) their big play 
ability. The Cowboys' .speedy line- 
backers will be forced to cover the 
rookies Kordell 'Slash' Stewart and 
should be able to force Stewart into 
minimal gains. 

When the Cowboys start to exploit 
these key individual match ups, which 
should happen early in the second half, 
the Cowboys will be on their way to 
their third Super Bowl title in four 
years. Dare we say the word--dyna,sty 
With the nucleus of their team return- 
ing and most of their players in their 
prime, the Cowboys should dommate 
the rest of the '9()s. When its all over 
thev will win an unprecedented seven 
Super Bowls. 

Dolphins will soon find that Johnson is no Shula 


Senior Reporter 

At least there was closure for his 
career. That is, the career of Miami 
Dolphins Head Coach Don Shula 
After 33 years in the coaching profes- 
sion. 25 of those with the Dolphins, 
Shula will likely spend next fall like 
everyb<xly else, watching games from 
his easy chair at his Miami Lakes 
home on a lazy Sunday afternc^on 
Only, unlike everybody else, he will 
have the satisfaction of knowing that 
he was the winningest coach ever to 
pace the sidelines in the National FmM- 
ball Ixague In his years as head 
coach of the Baltimore ColLs and Dol- 
phins, he compiled a record of 347 

To his succes,sor, Jimmy Johnson, 
this situation must seem like dcja vu 
all over again 7\vicc before, John.son 
was called on to fill the shoes of a leg- 
end, Tom Landry at Dallas and 
Howard Schnellenbcrger at the Uni 
versity of Miami and, both times, 
pnwcd himself worthy of the job Tlu- 
only question this time seems to be 
not if John.son can gel Miami to the 

Super Bowl, something Shula did four 
times in his 25 years in Miami, but 

If the two coaches have Super 
Bowls in common, that is all the com 
mon ground they share Shula spent 
the prime of his career coaching men 
who loved to play football. They 
played the game with a stubborncss 
unknown by t(xiay s s<^-called players 
And Shula coached it as well as any 
coach Players with names such as 
(sonka, Kiick, Gricsc, Warfield. 
Morris and Sa>tt had the pleasure of 
playing for him. These were some of 
the names that were on the 1^)72 Dol- 
phins roster, a team that won every 
game it played, including a 14 7 vie 
tory over the Redskins in the Super 

If there was ever a picture ot great 
ness it could be found on the sidelines 
in the Orange Bowl, the home of the 
Dolphins until 198S. There Shula and 
his no-noascnsc style of football could 
be found on any given Sunday, much 
to the di.sraay of opp<inents There 
were the great victories, the Monday 
night victory over the 1">K5 Chicago 
Bears to preclude them fiom an unde 

feated sea.son. and the great defeats, 
the 4 1 -3H playoff loss to San Diego in 

Still, whether Shula won or lost, 
he always epitomized class. For this 
he was rewarded by South Florida, 
becoming an institution An express- 
way, a resort hotel and a nationally 
known steak -house all bear his name, 
evidence of his impact on the area 

But this year, things were not right 
with Miami There was noticeably 
more bickering among the Dolphin 
players than in past years Intensity 
seemed to be a problem on game day, 
as did team preparation lor the first 
time in his V^ years of coaching, 
Shula w;is no longer invulnerable to 
criticism Polls taken of cili/ens of 
Miami revealed an overwhelming de 
sire for a new head man And that's 
exactly what they got 

Johnson will begin reconstructing 
the team right awiiy Hut, even it 
Johnson brings Miami a Super Bowl 
championship, he will never reach 
Shula stature Johnson was born of 
the "bad boy"' image at the Kniversitv 
of Miami In the mid and late XOs he 
made the Hurricanes winners, hated 

winners. On and off-field antics of 
Hurricane players captured the head- 
lines during Johnson's stay in Miami 
and continued after his departure 
Now, the Hurricanes sufler from a 
continuing criminal stigma. 

Johnson is a bottom-line type 
coach He will do whatever it lakes 
to win. He demonstrated that in his 
first trip through Miami In Dallas, 
he did the same Johnson made a win 
ner out of nothing He made shrewd 
trades, used his draft picks wisely and 
made big winners out of the ( "owl^)ys 
Players such as Aikman, Irvin, Smith 
and Maryland were acquired by 
John.son for the sole purpose of win- 
ning the Super Bowl 

Hut in March of I W4. Johnson and 
Dallas Cowboys" owner Jerry Jones 
had a falling out John.son wasiuit by 
his own volition Not too long later, 
he made it known that he wanted 
Shiila's|oh Now, he's got that 1 just 
can't help but wonder if Johnson has 
ever not gotten something he wanted 
I still remember vividly a game 
Johnson was coaching m the late 
eighties with the Hurricanes Miami 
was playing Michigan at Ann Arboi 

It looked like the Hurricanes were 
going to lose, something that never 
happened to them at the time Michi- 
gan was driving late in the game to 
ice it, but 1 still remember, on a criti 
cal pa.vs play Johnson waving his arms 
to signal an incomplete pass on a close 
call near the sidelines He got the call 
and eventually Miami won the game 
Johnson may have the ability to get 
what he wants, be it a call or a Super 
Bowl, but he does not have the grace 
of Don Shula It will be very interest- 
ing to see what will happen should 
Johnson not succeed with the Dol 
phins South Floridians know how 
Don Shula would and did react to such 
a situation, with all his usual class 
What about Johnson? It could be a 
different story 

Johnson may be the coach that will 
bring Miami its first championship 
since I '^74, but. if forced to choose a 
role-mcxlel. Johnson can have his my- 
way-or-highway philosophy, he can 
have his national championships and 
Super Bowls; he can have his ego 
Shula was a winner ami spared us the 
ego Johnson could learn a lesson 
lioin liim. 


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January 26. 1996 

January 26. 1996 


Page 39 



Super Bowl XXX 

Ice: Steelers plan to 
"Slash " and burn 


Slujj Columnist 

Another Super Bowl, another 
hlowout by the NF(" This is what the 
majority of analysts have predicted tor 
Super Bowl XXX. The Cowboys are 
13 1/2 point favorites and just like 
Bills and Broncos fans in previous 
years, Pittsburgh supporters will be 
ending their Super Bowl parties mid- 
way through the third quarter. How- 
ever, before you call your local b(X)key 
and put this semester 's tuition on Dal- 
las, take a closer look at the Steelers. 
They could just pull it off. 

For the Steelers to win, they must 
do many things effectively on both 
sides of the ball. However, I will nar- 
row it down to two on offense and 
defense. On offense: 

1) Dent play conservatively. Un- 
like the past two seasons, the Steelers 
decided to open up their offense this 

year. That is the main reason they are 
in the Super Bowl. They finished fifth 
in the NFL in scoring and sixth in to- 
tal The Steelers have to use 
their passing game to keep them in the 
game, and with receivers like ITiigpen, 
Mills. Johnson and "Slash" Stewart, 
they have the sf)eed and talent to give 
the Cowboys secondary problems. 
However, running Bam Morris on first 
and second down time after time will 
make Neil O'Donnell ineffective. 
Throw often on first down, run re- 
verses with Stewart and go with five- 
receiver formations. The Steelers 
must attack the Dallas defense or it 
could be a long day for the gold and 
black. The Niners didn't beat the 
Cowboys earlier this season and in the 
NFC title game last year by playing 

2) Run the football. The Packers 
couldn't get Edgar Bennett going in 
the title game, enabling the defensive 
line of the Cowboys to pin their ears 
back and go after Favre. The Steelers 
have to be able to run right at Dallas 
and, with Morris and Eric Pegram, 
they have two different options: send 
Morris right between the tackles and 
Pegram, who is the faster of the two, 
around end. Plus, if the Steelers can 

run the football, they will keep the ex- 
plosive Dallas offense off the field. 
Sometimes the best defense is a good 

On defense, the Steelers are faced 
with the terrific trio: Aikman, Smith, 
and Irvin. They must figure a way to 
slow them down, because no one just 
shuts the Cowbt)y offense down. How- 
ever, the Steelers have a few weapons 
on their own with Kevin Greene and 
(Jreg Lloyd. Here are three keys for 
the Steeler defense: 

1) Double Michael Irvin. The 
Eagles were able to take Irvin out of 
the game the last two times they 
played, and were victorious once. Use 
comer Carnell Lake and safety Darren 
Perry on Irvin and make Kevin Will- 
iams beat you. Willie Williams should 
be able to hold his own. It's a risk 
Pittsburgh must take. 

2) Put pressure on Aikman. When 
Ai km a n h at; tin>» <a throw he is deadiy. 
With all-pros Erik Williams, Nate 
Newton and Larry Allen up front the 
Steeler defensive line will have its 
hands full getting to Aikman. How- 
ever, by mixing up blitzes with line- 
backers Lloyd, Greene and Chad 
Brown, Pittsburgh has the athletes to 
get to Aikman. 

3) "Contain" Emmitt Smith. This 
is the biggest task for the Steelers de- 
fense. However, the Redskins did it 
twice and the Eagles did it once. It 
can be done by jamming the line of 
scrimmage, and, with 30()-pounders 
]oq\ Steed, Brenlson Buckner and Ra^ 
Seals, they can do just that. Tht sec- 
ond key in containing Smith is to pre- 
vent the one or two big runs he comes 
up with every game. The Steelers line- 
backers must prevent the big run, but 
if any group of linebackers can rise to 
the occasion, Lloyd, Greene, Brown 
and Olsavsky can. 

The Steelers have enough balance 
to make this an excellent game, and 
their defense alone should keep them 
in it. O'Donnell has the weapons to 
put points on the board, and in a close 
game coaching becomes crucial. Bill 
Cowher or Barry Switzer? No con- 
test. The greatest upset since Joe 
Namath? It could just happen. 


The Cowboys' seldom respected defense will be expected to step up and contain Pittsburgh's many offensive 
weapaoK. . ^ 

Fire: Hey, Deiony one or two 
Super Bowls? Both. 


Staff Coliunnist 

America's team is back. After a 
one year hiatus, the Dallas Cow- 
boys(14-4) find themselves in a very 
familiar situation—the Super Bowl. 

The game will n\ark the Cowboys' 
eighth trip to the Super Bowl(4-3), an 
NFL high, and their third appearance 
on Super Sunday in the last four years. 
The Boys can accomplish a number 
of things with a win this Sunday 
against the Pittsburgh Steelers in 
Tempe, Ariz. First, Dallas can join 
only the San Francisco 49ers as a five- 
time winner of the Suf>er Bowl. Sec- 
ond, the Cowboys can capture their 
third Super Bowl ring in four years, 
which would clearly define them as a 
dynasty. Last, Dallas can bring a sea- 
son of great turbulence (lawsuits, drug 
suspensions, questioned fourth-down 
decisions) to an end by showing the 
country, and the league, that they are 
still the NFL's best. 

When one looks at the star on the 
Cowboys' helmet, one cannot help but 
see three superstars: Troy Aikman, 
Emmitt Smith and Michael Irvin. 
These three players have been the cor- 
nerstone in the building of this dy- 
nasty. Aikman has been the quiet 
leader of this team, sometimes going 
unnoticed when the best QB's in the 
league are mentioned. However, his 
numbers speak for themselves. He is 
the second-rated pas,ser in playoff his- 
tory and he owns the highest comple- 
tion percentage(6H..'>%). In his two 
Super Bowl appearances agamst the 
Buffalo Bills, Aikman completed 41 
of 57 passes for 4H() yards and four 
IDs . More impressively, his lifetime 
post.season record is an a.stounding 9- 

1 , a record only great quarterbacks like 
Bradshaw and Montana can relate to. 

The second star is Michael Irvin. 
The flamboyant wide receiver has 
been known to be wild off the field, 
but more importantly to owner Jerry 
Jones, Irvin has been even louder on 
the field, creating headaches for the 
opposition. Like Ailcman, Irvin car- 
ries big playoff stats from the past few 
seasons(69 receptions for 1082 yards, 
and eight TD's). 

The third star in Big D is Emmitt 
Smith who at the age of 26 is quickly 
on his way to becoming the greatest 
running back in the history of the 
league. Running behind the best of- 
fensive line in the league, Smith has 
already rushed for over 100 TD's and 
captured four rushing titles in six sea- 

Not only does Smith bring the tan- 
gibles, he also brings the intangibles. 
He exhibited this when he ran over the 
Giants in the last game of the season 
in 1993, despite a badly banged up 
shoulder, to give Dallas the NFC East 
Title. Last season in the NFC Title 
game he played on two hampered 
hamstrings. Simply put, as Emmitt 
goes so go the Cowboys. If Emmitt 
performs like he did in his previous 
two Super Bowls, then the Steelers are 
all but finished 

Aikman, Irvin, Smith not a bad 
nucleus. Surely, head coach Barry 
Switzer does not mind having this tal- 
ent. But there is more. Jay Novacek 
is arguably the best tight end in the 
league and is a major part of the of- 
fense. The Cowboys will look to him 
early to set up big plays for their re- 
ceivers. Want another weapon? How 
about the entire Cowboy O-line As a 
group they have given up only IS 

sacks(second in the NFL) and have 
also created holes for Emmitt that 
Mack Trucks could fit through. 

On the other side of the ball the 
Cowboys are not as good as they once 
were due to a number of losses 
(Norton, Jeffcoat, Washington). How- 
ever, this is still a solid group. Leon 
Lett is emerging as a premier defen- 
sive end. Veteran sack monster 
Charles Haley is in search of his fifth 
Super Bowl ring. The secondary is 
one of the leagues best despite only 
having one All-Pro (Darrep 
Woodson). ..'^ 

Despite the fact that Pittsburgh 
opened up their offense this year, their 
best chance of upsetting the Cowboys 
would be if they can run the ball often 
and successfully. However, if Dallas 
forces Pittsburgh to go to the air early 
and often it could be a long night for 
Steelers' QB Neil O'Donnell and his 
wide receivers. 

Last, but not least, on the list of 
Dallas' ammunition is Deion Sanders. 
Will he play offense or defense? It is 
safe to say that he will play "both." 
Look for Prime Time to have a prime 
time game as he will kill the Steelers 
in every possible way. 

Clearly, Dallas has too many weap- 
ons and Pittsburgh does not have 
enough answers. Look for the Cow- 
boys talent and experience to eventu- 
ally overwhelm the Steelers. How- 
ever, this game will be much closer 
than many think. The Steelers can 
give themselves a shot if they can play 
ball control football, but with Bam 
Morris and Eric Pegram it is question- 
able if they can play this style of foot- 
ball. When all is said and done, Dal- 
las will be standing victorious, giving 
the NFC its twelfth con.secutive Su- 
per Bowl. 


Pittsburgh's Kordell "Slash" Stewart brings many different dimensions to 
the Steelers, 

The Villanovan's Super 





Marc Angelaccio 

Steelers 24, Cowboys 21 

Neil O'Donnell 

Jon Nehlsen 

Steelers 44. Cowboys 3 

Yancey Thigpen 

Don Meier 

Cowboys 37, Steelers 21 

Emmitt Smith 

Joe Patterson 

Steelers 24, Cowboys 22 

Neil O'Donnell 

Jonathan Klick 

Steelers 35. Cowboys 24 

Rod Woodson 

Roman Vaccari 

Cowboys 27, Steelers 20 

Deion Sanders 

Steve Haug 

Steelers 2K. Cowboys 24 

Neil O'Donnell 

Ryan Schalk 

Cowboys 40. Steelers 26 

Troy Aikman 



Wildcats graded at mid-term 



As the mid-pomt of the lW,S-% 
basketball season approached, 1 de- 
cided to evaluate our beloved Wild- 
cats as a team and as individuals. I 
proceeded to a.ssign grades to each 
player, and I was pleased with myself. 
Then I went to the Meadowlands. The 
poor display against the medi(x;re Pi- 
rates of Seton Hall caused me to rush 
home and tear up the grades I had 
given. 1 proceeded to assign new 
grades to each player, and I was 
pleased with myself. Then I went to 
the Spectrum. Our utter thrashing of 
the big-nosed Dean Smith and his 
Carolina Tar Whatevers caused me to 
rush home and rip up the grades again. 
I flirted with the idea of giving every- 
one A's, but then I realized my duty to 
support the University's new policy of 
grade deflation, and, using the Blue 
Book's grading guidelines, I reached 
the following conclusions: 

Eric Eberz: B. Having spoiled us 
all into expecting that he will hit any- 
thing within the hash mark, Eberz sur- 
prised us all with his post-Maui slump 
where he went six straight games 
shooting below 50 percent. The role 
of Eberz's shooting is huge in the 
motion offense-when he hits, every- 
thing opens up; when he doesn't, the 
game gets ugly. Because of this, the 
Cats can't afford too many shooting 
slumps from Eric. But it's impossible 
to ignore the performance he put on 
against UNC. Also, how about that 
base-line drive he's developed? 

Kerry Kittles: A-. Any doubts 
about what number 30 means to this 
team were answered against West Vir- 
ginia. K squared leaves less than a 
minute into the game, and 'Nova falls 
apart. Once again, here's a case of 
fans being spoiled by past perfor- 
mance. Kittles led the team in both 
scoring and rebounding for almost all 
of the early season, and there's talk of 
him not producing enough. That's just 
plain false. Nineteen points and seven 
rebounds per game aren 't shabby num- 
bers. On the downside, Kerry hasn't 
been shooting as well as last year. He 
needs to go to the rack more and shoot 
threes less. Also, he played a large 
part in making Adrian Griffin look like 
a suf)erstar. 

Chuck Kornegay: B-. For Chuck, 
there have been two seasons--the 
games before Delaware and the games 
after. The role Komegay should play 

on this team can't be reflected in stats, 
although his 14 point, 1 1 rebound f>er- 
formance against the Blue Hens was 
certainly impressive. He needs to be 
the enforcer on this team (although he 
probably took that role a bit too seri- 
ously against Bradley). Except for a 
few bright spots. Chuck spent most of 
the early season riding the pines be- 
cause of fouls. Because of that he gets 
an XF (failure due to excessive ab- 
sences) for the first few games, but 1 
won't count that he happens 
to be a very large man. Since his early 
troubles, Kornegay has played his role 
well, playing a huge game against 
West Virginia and taking it upon him- 
self to set the defensive tone against 

Jason Lawson: B. L.awson has 
been a victim of the Wildcat offense. 
Due to the amount of screening the 
team does and the flow of the picks in 
the motion, often he finds himself 18 
feet from the basket. W^en he is down 
low, he just doesn't get enough 
touches. Lawson has only taken more 
than 10 shots twice this year, but he's 
made the most of his too few oppor- 
tunities hitting on nearly 60 percent 
of his shots. He's brought his re- 
bounding up from the beginning of the 
season, but he still finds himself out 
of position many times because of his 
shot block attempts. 

AJvin Williams: B+. Alvin has 
done a very good job of leading the 
team this year. He's dished out 102 
assists while only turning the ball over 
41 times. His 11 points a game are a 
big boost, but he needs to bring up his 
sub 50 percent shooting. Also, he 
needs to get Lawson involved in the 
offense more for the team to reach its 
potential. On defense, Alvin needs to 
stop trying to take so many charges. 
No game goes by where he doesn't 
take a flop on the floor to draw the 
offensive fouls. That's a smart play if 
you can get the whistle, but too often 
he gets caught on the floor and subse- 
quently gets beat by his man. Will- 
iams is definitely fast enough to take 
anyone on straight up. He doesn't 
need the histrionics. 

Zetty Penn: B. Zeffy made the 
right move in letting his hair grow 
back. For that alone he deserves high 
marks. Penn has been the sparkplug 
the Cats have needed on many occa- 
sions. He sparked the run 
UNC that sealed the game. The un- 
dersized forward has the most heart 
on the team and constantly scraps for 

every loose ball and rebound, and he 
brings some much-needed emotion to 
the squad. Offensively, he's got a gcxxJ 
shot but is too reluctant to shoot it. 
Also, in a few instances he's become 
a hack machine getting into quick foul 
trouble, but we'll forgive that. 

Freshmen: B. Each of the three 
new guys has come up big in differ- 
ent games. Bigus saved 'Nova in 
Maui. Brown's defensive quickness 
and toughness have been called upon 
in trap situations. And Celestand 
showed us all something in West Vir- 
ginia. Brown needs to drive more in- 
stead of constantly shooting threes, 
and Celestand needs to be more com- 
fortable with the ball. 

Bench: A. Villanova is undefeated 
this year in games where Kevin Cox 
scores. 'Nuffsaid. 

Coaching Staff: B. It is difficult 
to criticize coaches when the team is 
15-3, but one has to wonder what the 
motivation problem is considering the 
number of games the Wildcats have 
started slow, including the 11-0 run 
Boston College made to start the game 
in duPont. Also, the CaLs seem to lack 
a killer instinct in that they've failed 
to put many teams away when given 
the chance. Regardless, whatever 
Coach Lappas said after the Seton Hall 
fiasco worked and was worth an extra 
credit bonus of a full letter grade. 

As for my grade, let me first relate 
this letter I received from a "concerned 

In athletics, many players are 
known to be superstitious. They all 
have their own pre-game rituals so that 
they can perform well. If they are 
unable to go through their ritual, they 
feel that they are jinxed. Well, 
Villanova 's men's basketball team has 
their own jinx: Jonathan Kiick. Since 
his arrival at VilJanova in 1993, in ev- 
ery game that we are the visiting team 
and he has attended, Villanova loses. 
For example: Temple (1993-94), St. 
Joe's (1994-95), Georgetown (1994- 
95), Temple (1995-96) and Seton Hall 

Even though he has been asked not 
to attend, he attends and we lose. Can 
we let this go any longer? I don't think 
so. Please, please, ban Jonathan Klick 
from any away game he is planning 
to attend. Stop the insanity! 


Center Jason Lawson has steadily progressed on the offensive side of the 
court He will need to continue to contribute as the Wildcats prepare for 

some tough Big East games. 

Women travel west 
for competition 


Staff Reporter 

Klick: D-. Okay, I admit it. I cost 
us both the Temple and the Seton Hall 

Remaining Basketball Ticket Lotteries 
at the Jake Nevin Field House 

Friday, February 2 
Sunday, February 1 8 

Men's track qualifies runners 


Sports Editor 

Men's track Head Coach John 
Marshall has issued an appeal to his 
young team for leadership J R 
Mcllwain looks poi.sed to answer the 

In Saturday's Commonwealth 
Invitational at Harvard University, the 
junior hurdler qualified for a provi 
sional spot in the NCAA Champion- 
ships. Mcllwain 's time of 47.82 in the 
400 was good enough to earn him a 
fourth-place finish. 

In addition to his stellar perfor- 
mance in the 4(X), Mcllwain anchored 
the mile relay squad of Brian Lucas, 
Kareem Archer and Jonathon I>ehan 
to a .second-place This 4x400 
team also qualified for a provisional 
spot in March, marking the first time 
'Nova has qualified in this event in 
several years 

"The highlight of the meet was J.R 
Mcllwain," Head Coach Marshall 
said "He just had a tremendous day." 

While Mcllwain got the job done 
in the shorter distances, Brian Lucas 
was not to be outdone in the middle. 
Tlie freshman from Canada recorded 
a 1 5 1 .08 in the 880 en route to a sec- 
ond-place finish. 

"Lucas is the best middle distance 
runner we have had since Brad 
Sumner (All-American, Class of 
1993)," said Coach Marshall "He 
proved that his first time on the track 
for us. It was a great start for him " 

Sophomore Kareem Archer has 
showed that he will be a mainstay in 
'Nova's program this sea.son. Among 
stiff, Olympic-hopeful caliber compe- 
tition, he earned a fifth-place in the 
55 hurdles This impressive showing 
comes on the heels of a second-place 
finish in the 55 high hurdles at the 
George Ma.s<in Invitational on Jan. 13. 

A large concern for the coaching 
staff before the season began was the 
team's depth. Stephen Howard and 
Gabriel Soto did their part to discredit 
this concern. Each recorded personal 
bests in the 3000 on Sunday 

"We saw .some heroic efforts out 
there." Coach Marshall said "Some 
people have made some great strides, 
but we still have a lot of work to do.'' 

Coach Marshall will not be satis- 
fied his team continually .shows 
improvement each week. 

"So far, I am generally happy with 
the way we are going, but we defi- 
nitely need some improvement," said 
Marshall "J R Mcllwain, Brian 
Lucas, and (long-distance runner) 
Kevin Chri.stiani will need to continue 
to .step up Those guys arc our keys." 

Tomorrow the men return to Bos- 
ton to mark their progress at the Ter- 
rier Classic. 

While the rest of us suffered the 
crippling effects of the blizzard that 
hit the east coast over break, the 
women's swimming team escaped to 
the tropical climate of Hawaii for its 
Christmas training trip On the final 
leg of the road trip, 'Nova made a stop 
in California where it encountered 
rough competition against two of the 
nation's most dominant teams: 
Stanford and California 

On Jan. 6, the Wildcats had a strong 
showing against the University of 
Hawaii-Wahine as they captured an 
impresvsive 152-69 victory Nova was 
victorious in all but two events In the 
1000 Free, Kristin Stewart and Kristi 
Besson captured the fop two slot.s 
Amanda Co.sman outpaced the rest of 
the competition in the 2(K) Free clock 
ing in at 1:54.35, while teammate 
Kri.stin Stretanski finished in second 
place. Tammy Kouser swam to a first 
place finish in the 50 Free with a time 
of 25. 1 7 seconds, as Nichole Robillard 
finished a close second Senior Ki 
leen Rothenbach was the first to cross 
the finish line in the 2(K) Individual 
Medley with a time of 2 OK 25 
Rothenbach had another strong per- 
formance in the 1(K) Butterfly with 
another victory clocking in at 59 44, 
while teammate Anne- Mane Adams 
finished in second place 

'Nova captured the top two slots in 
the HX) Free through the efforts of 
Stetaaski and Rothenbach The Wild- 
cats came away with a 1-2-3 finish in 
the 100 Breast, led by Katie 
So.snowski. I.aurie Hailbach and Katie 
I^mourcux The final event of the 
meet a.ssured the victory as the 200 
Free Relay team of Stetanski. Jackie 
fJrutcrs, Mary-Beth Fay and Cosman 
swam to a first-place finish in 1 42 94 
The Wildcats were unable to stand 
up to the challenge of top ranked 
Stanford on Jan 1 2 as thcv dn>pped a 
grueling 227-M decision In the cf 
fort, there were some solid Wildcat 

performances. Freshman Stewart fin- 
ished second in the 80(J Free, clock- 
ing in at 9:5 1 .32. Hailbach and Kathy 
Petersen swam to a 2-3 finish in the 
lOOBreaststroke. Senior Rothenbach 
swam to a third place finish in the 2(X) 
Back with a time of 2:29.50. 

For the second day in a row, the 
Wildcats faced yet another national 
powerhouse and were washed away by 
California (9-2) in a 195-67 loss In 
the 1(X) Back, Kou.ser finished in third 
place. Sosnowski had an impressive 
showing in the 1(X) Breaststroke fin- 
ishing second with a lime of 1:08.24. 
Adams captured the victory in the 2fK) 
Fly clocking in at 2:08.66, while team- 
mate Rothenbach finished in second. 
C^osman was the first to cross the fin- 
ish line in the 5(X) Free with a time of 
5:02.57 In the final race meet, the 
400 Free Relay learn finished in sec- 
ond place 

After dropping these two decisions, 
the Wildcats headed home to the con- 
fines of the duPont Swimming Cen- 
ter on Jan 19 looking to recapture 
their winning ways 'Nova reeled in 
a K>(M37 victory over Brown, win- 
ning 1 2 out of the 16 events Ihc first 
event set the pace for the rest of the 
meet as the 4(X) Medley Relav learn 
of Kou.ser, Haibach, Rothenbach and 
Li7 I>auwaert captured first place with 
a time of 1:48 98 Cosman was vie 
torious in both the 500 Free and the 
1()<M» Free Rothenbach took first 
place m three events the 2(K) Butter 
fiy, 1(K) Butterfiy and 4(H) Individual 
Medley Freshman I ^uwaerl captured 
two first-place finishes in the 50 and 
l(K) F-recsfylc Haibach was the first 
to cross the finish line in the 200 
Breaststroke, clocking in at 2:27.35. 
Freshman diver lli/abeth Fogarty 
came up with 215 7S points to lock 
up third place in the Im liive The fi- 
nal event sealed the victory as the 4(»0 
Relay team of Kouser, Stretanski, 
Cosman and Uuiwaert t(M)k the top 
spot with a 3:37 5*) 

I'he Cats will look for victory as 
ihcy travel to I'llt.sburgh tomorrow. 


Page 40 


January 26. 1996 


Wildcats blister Heels, slip past PC 

'Nova steals victory 
from Friars 



Providence has always given Vill- 
anova a lough linu-, and it it were not 
for a clutch Ihrccpointci by Alvin 
Williams, the upstart Friars could 
have walked away with a victory this 
past Wednesday Instead, the No. 7 
Wddcats finished the game with a ()V- 
65 advantage 

"Ini proud of our guvs," said 
Providence Head Coach Pete CiUlen 
■'We played a tremendous team and 
had a chance to steal one." 

The Williams shot helped the 
memory of a truly monumental lapse 
as the Cats went eight minutes with- 
out a basket. During that span, the 
Friars scored 19 straight points to 
overcome an IS-point deficit. 

"1 think we lost our intensity," said 
senior l.ric Hberz who finished with 
13 points and corralled eight impor- 
tant rebounds, but only shot I-of-7 
troni three-point range. 

Villanova started out strong, jump- 
ing out to a 2S- 1 1 lead ITie Cats thor- 
oughly dominated each aspect of the 
game, mounting a complete attack. In 
fact, the first live baskets of the game 
for Nova came from each of the five 
starters But after freshman John 
Celestand mis.sed the second of two 
free throws. Providence turned the 
tables completely. Thanks to five 
turnovers and ice-cold shooting, the 
Friars took the lead with relative 
Junior Zeffy Penn broke the scoring 
drought and regained the lead for the 
Cats with just under one minute re- 
maining in the first halt I'wo posses- 
sions later, he nailed a buzzer beater 
to send the team into the lockerooms 
with a precarious three point advan- 

"It was like two different games 
out there." said Head Coach Steve 

Neither team took control in the 
second half Both Villanova and 
Providence continued their poor 
shooting from three-point range and 
each committed more than its fair 
share of mental mi.slakes In the end, 
the older, more seasoned team pre- 

"We have a lot of yc^ung guys that 
don't know how to win in that situa- 
tion," said (jillen, who passed up a 
job at Villanova four seasons ago 

Providence had achieved a similar 
feat of coming back form a large defi- 
cit only to lose when it played ,Syra- earlier in the .season. Ilie loss 
dropped the Friars to a 2-6 conference 

If Providence had been able to 
mount a more balanced attack, it could 
very well have pulled off an upset 
Derek Brown (29 points) and Austin 
Croshere (IS points) were the only 
Friars to score in double figures. 

"[Derek Brown] the only one 
that really stepped up for us," said 

Brown's performance established 
a career mark for the junior, continu 
ing a slightly disturbing trend of op- 
ponents establishing career-bests 
against the Cats 

For the Cats, junior Jason I ^iwson 
emerged as the leading scorer w ith 1 H 

"We knew we w.mted lo gel the 
ball to Ja.son l^wson down low,". said 
l^ We knew that would be a 
positive matchup lor us 

"I was trying to get the ball deep 
and make .i move and score." s.iid 

Senior Kerry Kittles tmished with 
15 points on 4-of-l.'i shooting while 
grabbing a game high !(• rebounds 
Zeffv IVnn's ei^hl lirst halt points 
placed him as the fourth leading seorer 
while Willi, uns' se\en ()oinls bareK 
outnumbered his turn< iv ers ( six ) Ne v 
(continiii ti on page 32) 

Cats trounce Heels 
in top 10 match up 



Beating the North Carolina Tar 
Heels is one thing, but whipping them 
by 20 points in front of a national tele- 
vision audience is quite another. The 
76-56 final paid tribute to the Cats best 
performance of the season, as 
Villanova dominated a Top 20 team 
in front of the largest basketball crowd 
in Pennsylvania state history. 

The loss marked N.C. 's worst since 
the 1993-1994 season and marked the 
first time North Carolina lost to a non- 
conference foe twice in the same sea- 
son since it began ACC play in 1954. 

"If we had Rasheed [Wallace] with 
us and Jerry [Stackhouse] and Billy 
Cunningham and Bobby Jones, it 
probably wouldn't have made much 
difference," said North Carolina head 
coach Dean Smith. 

The Tar Heel coaching legend 
pointed to several Wildcats as being 
instrumental in N.C.'s demise. 

"I thought Kerry [Kittles] was back 
to the one I remember," remarked 
Smith. "Maybe he's been feeling pres- 
sure, but he was his old self and then 

The senior swingman finished with 
23 points, five rebounds and four as- 
sists. Just as importantly, though, he 
kept N.C.'s dead-eye Dante Calabria 
{continued on page 36) 

Point guard Alvin Williams elevates over North 
assists with only one turnover in Villanova 's 76- 
against UNC this .season. 


Carolina's Dante Calabria. Tlie junior tossed in 14 points and 10 
56 drubbing of the Tarheels. The victory was the Wildcats' second 

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Massachusetts ( 1 ) 


Kentucky (2) 


Kansas (4) 


Connecticut (5) 


Cincinatti (3) 


Georgetown (8) 




Virginia Tech (11) 


Wake Forest (6) 


Utah (15) 


North Carolina (10) 


Memphis (9) 


Arizona (18) 


Penn State (14) 


UCLA (13) 


Michigan (20) 


Syracuse (12) 




Purdue (17) 


Boston College (24) 


Auburn (23) 


Iowa (16) 

Texas Tech (25) 


Marquette (NR) 


California (NR) 

( ) 

= previous rank 

Women extend streak with win over BC 


Sf'orls tdilor 

Not surprisingly, the hottest team 
on campus nowadays plays at duPont 
Pavilion What may be surprising is 
that It IS not the mens basketball team 
but the women's basketball team In 
easily defeating Boston College last 
Ihursdav at duPont, the Wildcats 
(.ap[xd a lO-gamc win streak, raising 
their record to 13-3 (6-2 in Big F-ast), 
the best start since the 1986-87 sea- 

Coming into the game, the Fagles 
were soaring on the momentum of 
wins over (ieorgetown and West Vir 
ginia in which they averaged over 76 
points per game, shooting 50 percent 
tiom the field Boston College's |un 
lor forward Hollv Porter, coming off 
Big Fast Player of the Week honors. 
was .iveraging over 20 points and 8 
relM)iiiuls per game, ranking her as one 
ol the dominant offensive players in 
the conference 

Villanova. however, was uji to the 
I hallenge The Wildiats iinrelentli-ss 

pressure defense and double-teaming 
of Porter proved to be too much for 
F-agles. as Villanova came away with 
a 74-M victory. 

"Our goal was to try to .stop her 
[Porter]," said Head Coach Harry 
Perretta. "The problem is that they 
have other players who can play" 

The Wildcats, however, were able 
to shut down Porter while still putting 
pressure on BC's perimeter players 
For the game. Porter collected only 1 7 
points and 8 rebounds, while the 
liagles shot only 44.8 percent from the 
field. Villanova "s pres,sure also forced 
the F-aglcs to turn the ball over 20 

"We jUSt trietl to do the best we 
could in helping and recovering [on 
defense], ' said Perretta 

Offensively, Villanova got off to a 
quick start After being tied at four 
with 17:46 left in the first halt, the 
Wildcats would control the rest of the 
game, building leads of 12 points on 
multiple occasions 

A 24 foot bu//er beater In Sue 
(ilenning lopped the first half for the 

CaLs, giving them a 37-29 lead head- 
ing into the locker room. 

Villanova continued its domination 
in the second ,stanza. Even though 
Boston College was able to cut the 
lead down to five a quarter of the way 
into the second half, 'Nova thwarted 
the Eagles' momentum with a couple 
of defensive stands and offensive con- 
versions, rebuilding a comfortable 
lead and jogging away with the win. 

The offensive key to victory was 
the outside shooting of Glenning. I'he 
senior guard threw in a team-leading 
23 points in 34 minutes played, going 
8-for- 1 3 from the field with six three- 
pointers She also paced the Wildcat 
offense, which turned the ball over 
onlv 1 1 times 

"Susan has been making big shot 
after big shot," said Perretta "She's 
made some big shots again today " 

As Boston College began to pay 
special attention to (Henning. it ere 
ated holes in the defense allowing se 
nior forward Denise Dillon to drive to 
the basket Dillon finished with T' 

points and five rebounds in 37 min- 
utes. She is currently among the top 
scorers in the Big, averaging 15.9 
points per game. 

Villanova also received contribu- 
tions from its deep bench. Freshmen 
Shanette Lee and Jenn Sliwa as well 
as .sophomore Jenn Bei.sel combined 
for 28 points, each tallying over 20 
minutes of playing time. 

"We received contributions from a 
lot of people," Perretta said of the play 
off the bench. 

Since losing lo Georgetown in 
early December, Villanova has ram- 
paged through its competition beating 
conference foes St John's,, 
Miami, West Virginia and Pittsburgh 
along the way 

The Wildcats will be on the road 
tomorrow taking on Seton Hall as they 
climb in the Big Fast standings They 
are currently third in the Big Fast Six 
behind Notre Dame and IJConn 

I'he Wildcats will face the top- 
ranked Huskies luesday. Jan 30 at 
7 M) p in m the duPont Pavilion 




\ |[J..\\0\,\l \|\ I RSIT^. \ IIJ.AN()\.\. 

Ichruaiv 2. 1M% 



Managing Editor 



University benefactor John 
Eleuthere duPont, for whom the 
duPont Pavilion was named, was ar- 
rested Sunday Jan. 28 at 3 pm after 
spending the previous 48 hours holed 
up in his Newtown Square mansion. 
DuPont retreated to the house after 
allegedly shooting Olympic gold 
medal-winning wrestler Dave Schultz. 
Schultz was found dead in the drive- 
way of a home on duPont 's sprawling 
800-acre Foxcatcher estate. 

During the stand-off, more than 40 
SWAT team officers surrounded the 
area, but took no action to provoke 
duPont whom they considered to be a 
crack shot who was thought to be 
heavily armed. In fact, duPont at one 
time had a state-of-the-art firing range 

installed on his grounds and allowed 
the local police department to use the 
facilities for training. DuPont, the 
great-great-grandson of chemical 
magnate E.I. duPont, was, at one time, 
a full-time, unpaid uniformed police 
officer for the Newtown Square po- 
lice department. "John duPont is a 
marksman, and he has an arsenal," 
said Police Sergeant Brian McNeill. 
Police shut off the heat to duPont's 
home in hopes of freezing him out into 
the open during the frigid January 
evening. The millionaire emerged 
from his mansion Sunday afternoon 
to fix a boiler located just outside the 
dwelling, and police proceeded to ap 
prehend him. He was taken directly 
to the Newtown Township Police 
Headquarters and then was trans- 
ported to a private cell in the Dela 
ware County Prison He was placed 
in isolation after prisoners at the fa- 
cility greeted his arrival with chants 
of "duPont, duPont " His original pre- 

Six step plan initiated 
for fraternity Rush 


X ^ews Editor 

A second meeting was held on 
Thursday Jan. 25 to discuss the prob- 
lems surrounding fraternity Rush this 
semester, stemming from demeaning 
comments made about women at a 
recent Rush inlormational session. 
The Rev John P Stack, O.S.A. in- 
formed members of the University's 
Interfraternity Council (IPC) and the 
heads of the 14 individual chapters 
that a final decision will be made on 
April 10. According to the message 
issued by Stack, if six, specific provi- 
sions are sufficiently met by April 4, 
"Rush may begin on April 11 and run 
through April 28." If Rush is ap- 
proved, the Fall 1996 pledge period 
will be Sept. 6 through Oct. 11. 

Provisions for a spring Rush in- 
clude a public declaration of apology 
which appears in this issue of the 
Villanovan, and a self evaluation un- 
dertaken by each of the 14 campus or- 
ganizations, done in consultation and 
under the direction of the Office of 
Leadership Development and Greek 

Each chapter is also required to 
conduct a retreat, lasting a minimum 
of eight hours, which is mandatory for 
all current members of each fraternity 
who are not scheduled to graduate this 
May. The focus of this retreat, as 
printed in Stack's notice, should be on 
"a reorientation toward the true goals 
of each fraternity." The chapters must 
each suhrnit ,tn atM-nda to the Office 
of 1 x^-adership Development and Greek 
Affairs, prior to the retreat. 

The fourth requirement involves 
the development and implementation 
of an educational series by each fra- 
ternity, dealing with the following is- 
sues: attitudes/ relationships/ bchav 
iors towards women, hazing and drug 
and alcohol abuse. A committee will 
be appointed by the IFC to aid in the 
evaluation and improvement of the 
Greek 101 seminars, an existing pro- 
gram for all new members of the 
Greek community. 

According to Stack's revision of 
the fraternities' proposal, each indi- 
vidual chapter will need to host a fo- 

»vfum in the Fall semester to examine 
"the attitudes thai men m general and 
Greek men in particular have toward 
women in society." 

"Consider these provisions to be a 
real, niikl slap on the wrist," said 
Stack. "However, if [fraternity | mem 
bers don't become more responsible, 
they can expect further action," he 

"The Greek community has the 
ability to be a very positive force on 
campus," said Stack. "Unfortunately. 
their negative behavior tends to eradi- 
cate their good behavior," he said. "It 
doesn't make sense to bring new mem- 
bers into a system with cancer," Stack 

"The newly elected flFC] execu 
tive board has made it a primary goal 
to purge these attitudes ami heliels that 
are inherent in the Greelt system be 
fore we begin to recruit new mem- 
bers," said Neil Holland, IFC presi- 
dent. "We understand that there is a 
problem and look to these provisions 
as a way to focus on our intended 
Greek ideals," added Holland. 

liminary trial was scheduled for yes- 
terday, but it was then moved to mid- 

Schultz had lived at Foxcatcher for 
several years and was training to com- 
pete at Atlanta's summer Olympic 
Games. The wrestler was shot twice 
in the chest and once in the arm with 
a .38-caliber revolver, said police. 
While searching duPont's home, offi- 
cials recovered a handgun they be- 
lieved was the murder weapon. 

DuPont had allegedly become vio- 
lent in recent months One former 
resident of Foxcatcher claimed that 

duPont had been abusing alcohol and 
cocaine recently and had been known 
to patrol his grounds while armed. 
Also, Vicki Welch, the wife of a 
Newtown Township police officer, 
who lived on the Foxcatcher grounds 
until 1984, said that the family decided 
to move after duPont drove up her 
drive-way in an Army tank 

"He started getting e.xtremely vio- 
lent," said DanChaid, a tornier mem- 
ber of the now defunct Villanova Uni- 
versity wrestling teams coaching 
staff Chaid added that, last (ktohei. 
duPont aimed a machine gun at his 

chest and ordered Chaid out of the 
Foxcatcher house in which he lived. 
Chaid said he notified Newtown 
Square police about the incident, but 
they ignored duPont's behavior, claim- 
ing he was harmless. 

At the Foxcatcher Estate, Victor 
Krievins, a man who presented him- 
self to The Villanovan as a former 
business manager of duPont's, said 
that his former employer was "eccen- 
tric," but added that he was a very 
peaceful man not prone to violent out- 

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I mi \ss()( i.Mi ij PRtss 

ohn .hil .mt. a ph.lan.hrop.M lies t., Vill«noya. was arrested after a pr^.ionned staiulufT wiih police at his 
Newtown Square estate. I)uP.,nt is r>ein« held for the murder of an OlvmDic wrestler 

Professor Thomas Martinez remembered 


Staff Reporter 

The University suffered the tragic 
loss of an integral member of its com- 
munity on Jan. 25 with the passing of 
Professor Thomas F Martinez of the 
English department Martinez's life re- 
volved around lh( I Iniversity for more 
than 40 years lie was involved in 
countless aspects of life within the 
comniunity Marline/ received both 
his undergraduate and graduate de- 
y((( s fruni Villanova and then began 
I'.uhing here in 1959. In the class- 
room was where he met his wife 
Kathleen, and the couple was later 
married in St Ihomas of Villanova 
Chapel in 19f>s His daughter l,li/,a- 
beth graduated from Villanova in 
1994. Elizabeth said. Dad was al- 
ways at Villanova, many nights until 
6:00 or 7:{X) pm 1 lis office hours were 
always flexible due to the fact that he 

would help anyone who took the time 
to stop and ask. He was even at the 
University during the breaks, from 
writing recommendations for various 
students to preparing his lessons for 
the resumption of class." 

This dedication is reflected in the 
comments of one of Martinez's 
former students, Cari Shillingford. 
Shillingford on several occasions vis- 
ited with Martinez in his office to dis- 
cuss her papers. She said, "Mr. 
Martinez was a good man as well as a 
good teacher. He made me think in 
other ways, and he made me think of 
what I needed to say in order to clarify 
my thoughts on paper. Upon hearing 
of his death I was shocked and sad- 
dened as I'm sure many others just like 
me were." 

The following are excerpts from 
the eulogy read at Martinez's funeral 
mass authored by Dr. Joseph M. 
Blimm, Dr. Joseph A. Kinney and Dr. 

Joseph J. Dacrema of the English de- 

Tom Martinez was an excessive 
man, hut with Tom excess was a vir- 
tue. He was excessively loving and 
generous toward his family, friends 
and students. He was excessive in his 
love of stamps, of sports, of food, of 
travel, of opera and musical comedy, 
of making lists and lists of lists. And 
Tom shared his passions, so much so 
that they became infectious. 

Sharing was a way of life with Tom 
Martinez, whether in hus life on cam- 
pus or in his other activities. On cam- 
pus Tom was dedicated to the Aca- 
demic Advancement Program; for 
helping .students with .specialized writ- 
ing problems; for his involvement in 
starting up the summer pre-college 
program, in which he taught writing 
through the use of computers - some- 
thing very new in the early 1 980 's; for 

his work in inaugurating the English 
as a Second Language program. Tom 
seemed eternally present in his office 
on the fourth floor of the Liberal Arts 
Building- if you could see him behind 
the pile of papers on his desk. But 
there was always a student there, be- 
side the pile, both of them looking at 
the student 's paper on the computer 
screen. But Tom 's professional life was 
not limited to teaching. He was mod- 
erator of the University fiction maga- 
zine. He once served as moderator of 
the University water polo club. He was 
past president of the Delaware Valley 
Writing Council, in which - among 
his many other duties- he organized 
several major conferences at 
Villanova and at other university cam- 
puses. One of Tom s great talents, in 
fact, was his organizational genius. 
Not long ago he and Fr Roman of 
Modern Languages put together a 
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February 2. 1996 

This week 

Editorials 06 

Patterson 07 

Features 17 

Entertainment ....22 

Sports 28 

Klicks Korner 33 


Check out the battle over the 
State of the Union Address 
between Joe Patterson and Kevin 
Klesh. Also, what we've all been 
waiting for--Ann Gavaghan's 
response to the fraternity fiasco. 
A professor writes in to support 
VFL's plight to leave Peace and 
Justice. Finally, find out what 
the University should do about 


Find out what an author has to 
say about his book on 
Villanova's sesquicentennial 
history. Also, see who's been 
chosen for next year's steering 
committee for freshman 
orientation. Join in a student's 
memories of a study abroad 
program in Italy. 


Get the second installment of 
Fating on the Main Line, as 
JiineC KiiddcK'k trashes 
Berlucci's. Check out the review 
of a new hook alxtiil Villanova's 
hislorv lu-fore you rush out to 
the H<Kikstore to purchase it. 
lYacy Chapman s new album 
and the new movie Heat both gel 
rave reviews. Finally, ( Ai gives 
students a chance to break out of 
their boredom. 


The No. 6 Wildcats had two very 
different games this week, but 
luckily gol W s for bolh, 
whipping l/conurd Hamilton's 
Hill n« aiies and squeaking by 
Jim liiM'heiins Orangemen. Fire 
and Ice discuss Magic's decision 
to n-tiirn to the game he loves. 
Klick explains why Neon Deion 
knows the true meaning of pn» 
sports Finally, t hei k to see who 
won thi' mid-season t ollige 
hoops awards 

Beyond the Main Line 

Compiled by Eileen Sullivan 
Source: The New York Times 

Russian exiled 
poet dies 

Joseph Brodsky, exiled Russian 
poet who won the Nobel Prize for 
Literature in 1987, died on Jan. 28. 
He settled in the United States in 
the 1970's and, was also honored 
with the title of poet laureate. The 
cause of death is thought to be a 
heart attack. 

His poetry included images of 
lost human freedom; however, they 
were not regarded as political and 
anarchical in meaning. His writings, 
written from his experiences, did 
however reflect Socialist Realism. 

Forbes becomes 
a force in 

Steve Forbes' presence in New 
Hampshire is becoming more and 
more sound. The wealthy publisher 
is seeking the Republican Party's 
nomination for president. He spoke 
to reporters in Washington, D.C. on 
Sunday, Jan. 28, at an AIDS dem- 

Forbes has become (he predomi- 
nant presence in the Republican 
contest alongside Senator Bob Dole. 
Dole watched his opponent's cam- 
paign on the news later that evening. 
Forbes has gained publicity and 
popularity through his main politi 
cal ct)mmereials, and he has become 
more and more of a threat to both 
Dole and former Tennessee gover- 

nor, Lamar Alexander. 

Strikes in decline 

American workers have become 
hesitant in taking the risk ot going on 
strike. The number of strikes last year 
were at the lowest level since World 
War II. The reason loi this decline is 
that the economy is recently charac- 
terized by huge layoffs. 

There were only 32 strikes last year 
involving 10(10 workers or more. 
These statistics may be a result of low 
wages and constant downsizing, lay- 
offs and transtei oMactories overseas. 
The main reasons behind the lack of 
worker strikes are insecurity and fear. 

France ends 
nuclear testing 

On Jan. 29, the French government 
decided to end its nuclear weapons test 
program. There was an underground 
test in the South Pacific on the 27lh, 
which was the final test out of six. 

President Jacques Chirac lifted a 
three-year delay on testing last year 
in order to try out a new warhead for 
French nuclear submarines, in addi 
tion to gathering computer data so fur- 
ther nuclear testing would not be nec- 

While in the United States on Feb. 
1, Chirac will use an address to Con- 
gress to reaffirm France's intention to 
join the U.S. and other nuclear world 
powers, in signing a conclusive test 
ban treaty to stop all further test ex- 
plosions Chirac cut the tests short, 
as they were intended to continue into 
this Spring, due to all the objections 
coming from his European allies and 
the United States' expressed concern, 
as well as that of Australia, New 
Zealand, Japan and other Pacific coun- 


boy sentenced to 

On Jan 29, a Chicago judge ac- 
cepted a state request to send a 12- 
year-old boy to a state juvenile peni- 
tentiary which happens to be a high 
security prison, making him the 
nation's youngest inmate at such an 

The boy will be accompanied by 
his 13-year-old accomplice. These 
two lx>ys were convicted on the charge 
of murder for dangling and dropping 
a 5-year-old boy from a 14-story build 
ing after the young boy refused to steal 
candy for them. The boys were 10 
and 1 1 at the time of the killing 

The attracted widespread 
welfare and law-and-order advocates 
and a national debate about how to 
deal with children who kill followed. 

The boys' lawyer pleaded for in- 
tense psychiatric and educational care, 
but judge C.irol Kelly rejected the de 
lense and declared, 'We must not for- 
get why we are here these two held 
a five-year-oki out the vvmdow and 
then dropped him to a terrifying 

Evidence of 
Bosnia killings 

An .American human rights official, 
John (". Shattuck, visited sites of sus- 
pected graves in Bosnia, and he 
said he had enough evidence to cor- 
rcihorale reports of mass executions 

The officials, unlike reporters who 
have tried to investgate graves 
in Serbian-held Bosnia, were given 
free access by the Bosnian Serbs to 
six sites near the eastern town of 

Allegations of the mass killings 
are not new. They began in July 
when the United States released 
photographs that claimed to show 
mass grave sites. 

G.O.P. threat on 

The House Majority Leader, Ri- 
chard Armey, said that Congress 
would refuse to extend the nation's 
ability to borrow money to meet 
its bills unless the President yields 
k) the party's budget-cutting initia- 

The position outlined by 
Armev, a close allv of Speaker 
Newt (iingnch, signalled that the 
Republicans might be willing to 
use the threat of national default to 
lorce Mr Clinton to give more 
ground. Armey's position directly 
contradicts assurances given this 
past week by other Republican 
leaders--including (iingrich and 
Representitive John R. Kasich. the 
chairman ol the House Budget 

Angola peace in 

Fourteen months after a peace 
agreement with rebels m Angola, 
the process of ending the country's 
20-vear civil war is behind sched- 
ule and in limbo, with fighting con- 
tinuing to flare up 

I'he United Nations peacekeep- 
ing force is ready at four sites and 
IS prepared to take in HfK) soldiers 
a day to quarter rebel forces. 




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Millionaire jailed, suspected of murder 

(continued from pa f^e I) 

DuFont devoted imieh of his life 
and financial resources to local causes, 
including the Delaware Mu.seum of 
Natural History. A fine athlete in his 
own right, the philanthropist favored 
supporting amateur athletes, espe- 
cially wrestlers for whom he built the 
Foxcatcher National Training Center. 

DuPont also had a financial con- 
nection to Villanova University. In a 
1^86 interview, duPont said he and 
Villanova adopted each other in 1961, 
when he trained for the Olympics un- 
der Wildcat swimming coach Ed 
Geisz. Later, his name was attached 
to the arena which houses the men's 
and women's basketball teams at the 

Apparently, duPont had pledged 
$1.S million to fund the con.struction 

of the building, but a high-ranking 
University administration official 
claimed that the millionaire never 
came up with all of the money. 

DuPont also funded a wrestling 
program, which he founded and 
coached, from 1986-88 at the Univer- 
sity. In the 1987 edition of r/if«W/f' 
Air Yearbook, assistant wrestling 
coach Mark Schultz, the murder 
victim's brother, is quoted as .saying, 
"The team has more potential than any 
other team in the country, because 
we've got John [duPont]." 

The relation.ship between the phi- 
lanthropist and the school soured in 
1988. In that year, Andre Metzger, 
who replaced Schultz as assistant 
coach, sued duPont, claiming duPont 
had him fired for resisting duPont 's 
sexual advances. The charges were 

settled oul ol court Regarding the 
University's role m the situation, in an 
exclusive interview given to I'he 
Villanovan, Metzger said, "I really 
appreciated some of the things 
Villanova did, and 1 didn't appreciate 
others. '" He declined to comment fur- 
ther on either duPont or the Univcr 

After that incident, the University 
began to distance itself from duPonl 
"1 think some of the higher ups (at 
Villanova] did not care for Mr. duPont 
or the wrestling program. It's sad to 
say but true," .said Krievins. 

After two years of disputes with 
other coaches and officials at the Uni- 
versity, the school dropped the wres- 
tling program 

"1 always pointed out to [duPont j 
how he was such a great financial 

Career Week offers students 
a glimpse into their futures 


Staff Reporter 

Career Week commenced this 
week offering a series of resume and 
networking workshops, organization 
representatives and informative 
speakers. The events sponsored dur- 
ing Career Week were aimed at help- 
ing students and alumnae to focus on 
a career, prepare a resume and network 
with recruiting companies. 

"Career Week has something to 
offer everyone, no matter what stage 
they are in their job search," said 
Kathy Bracken, assistant Recruiting 
Coordinator in the Office of Career 
Planning and Placement. 

Career Week began on Monday 
Jan. 29, with Resumania in Corr Hall 
Basement. Career and peer counse- 
lors along with representatives from 
Enterprise-Rent-A-Car and 

Zelekowske Axelrod reviewed re- 
sumes on a walk-in basis throughout 
the day. Resumania helped students 
prepare for Career Day later in the 

The networking workshops held on 
Tuesday in Corr Lxibby stressed the 
imp<irtance of making contacts within 
an individual's career preference. In- 
cluded in the workshops were di.scus- 
sions about different industries and job 
markets allowing students to assess 
the opportunities currently available 
in specific career fields. 

Referred to as "A Bridge to Your 
Future," Career Day offered students 
a chance to speak with representatives 
from 57 organizations about employ- 
ment opportunities and internships. A 
variety of companies were represented 
including Arthur Andersen, Six Flags 

Great Adventure and the U.S. Secret 

"Career Day has gained popular- 
ity with recruiting companies, and a 
variety of employment opjjortunities 
for all majors are offered. I advise ev- 
eryone to take the opportunity Career 
Day provides while it is available to 
them," said Bracken. 

Bracken also stressed the impor- 
tance for underclassmen to attend the 
activities this week. "More and more 
companies want someone with expe- 
rience. There is a strong emphasis on 
internships. Many of the recruiters this 
week are looking for potential em- 
ployees and interns." 

The Office of Career Planning and 
Placement encouraged students to 
bring their resumes to Career Day be- 
cause there is always a fwssibility of 
potential recruitment and hiring. 
"Many of the representatives that are 
at Career Day will later conduct the 
on-campus interviews for their com- 
panies. Bringing your resume allows 
those representatives to put a face with 
a resume," said senior finance major, 
Pete Sullivan. 

Speaking to representatives al- 
lowed interested individuals to dis- 
cover what job openings are available 
and whether they may qualify for a 
position. Representatives also pro- 
vided background information about 
their organizations including the ser- 
vices they provide, and the benefits 
they offer their employees. 

To provide more information 
about different career fields, several 
speakers were introduced throughout 
the week. On Tuesday night, the Presi- 
dent of Keating Advertising discussed 
careers in Public Relations. Political 


Profes.sor Michael Levitan, executive secratary of the Faculty Senate, 
presented the first Facultas Award to Carolyn C. l.ea on Jan. 23. The 
FacuUas i.s a newsletter which is published four times a year and will 
recognize one deserving Villanovan in each issue. 

Science majors had the opportunity to 
converse with alumni and professors 
from the Political Science Department 
on Thursday afternoon, and later that 
day, a representative from the Univer- 
sity of Denver Publishing Institute 
spoke about their program and the 
publishing industry 

Those who plan to further their 
education attended the seminar, "Is 
There Life After Honors? Alumnights 
II," in the St. Augustine Center. Hon- 
ors representatives discussed graduate 
school admissions and choices con- 
cerning grants and programs. 

Career Week concludes today with 
orientation sessions in Corr Hall 
Lobby explaining the career related 
services offered by the Office of Ca- 
reer Planning and Placement. The cen- 
ter provides students with resume 
writing assistance through reviews by 
both career and peer counselors, and 
the opportunity to conduct videotaped 
mock interviews 

The orientation session taught stu- 
dents how to utilize the recruitment 
services of the Office of Career Plan- 
ning and Placement including the sub- 
mission of a resume to the resume re- 
ferral service, and access to the regu- 
larly updated employment listings and 
career library. Career Planning and 
Placement also helps recruiters ar- 
range on-campus interviews with stu- 
dents they might be interested in hir- 


(continued from pa^e I ) 
marvelous symposium at Villanova, 
"Spain arui the Americas, A Corner 
gence of Cultures, " attended hv ma 
jor scholars and dignitaries from I u 
rope and America. And for all this. 
Tom never hn>adea\l his aaomplnh 

Tom always went far hevond his 
professional life He wus the iinoffi 
cial collector of ( hnstmas gifts for the 
English department secretaries He 
brought huge quantities of his famous 
urroz ctm polio or paella to affairs to 
which he was invited. He delighted m 
bringing gifts hack for friends and 
lolleagues from his man\ trips He 
made friends with an extraordinary 
wide ring of people, from fellow stamp 
(olle<tors to pliolograpin \hoft own 

lorn Martinez was a wonderful 
( ombination of loyalty and gentlerwss. 
he was marwlously passionate toward 
the people he loved and the interests 
he enjoyed, and to Villanova Our 
memories of lom will be of his shar 
ing, his generosity, and his loyalty to 
us here today, hut especially to Kathie 
and Elizabeth 

Vaya con Dios, loma.s. 

benefactor to Villanova and how much 
nicer Rollie Massimino's office was . 
. . as a matter of fact I made that com- 
ment Ml Hollies office one day, and it 
didn't go over too well," said Krievins. 
"Basically, it was my understand- 
ing thai . . the president jthc Rev. John 
M Driscoll, O.S.A.j, who's since 
changed, was in power there said I 
want the money, but you don't tell nic 
what to do,'" said Krievins "There 

was a rift there at the end of the rela- 
tionship between Villanova and 
duPont," he added 

"The University feels it is not an 
appropriate time to discuss such mat- 
ters, and the focus should be put on 
the grieving relatives of the victim," 
said Barbara Cleinente, a Public Re- 
lations spokesperson for the Univer- 

Feminist lecture series started 


Stuff Repot Ui 

I)r Druscilla Cornell, professor at 
Rutgers Law School, discussed the 
provocative issues of gender, law and 
domain last Friday Jan. 26 as part of 
the Feminist l^-cture Series sponsored 
by the University's philosophy depart- 

Cornell constructed the notion of 
the "imaginary domain" in suspension 
of categories that confine human ethi- 
cal and moral identities. The "imagi- 
nary domain" elicits the development 
of the singular being beyond social 
constraint, especially the rigid engen- 
dering of this indefinite principality. 
She entitled this concept and its philo- 
sophical components "ethical femi- 
nism". "Ethical Feminism" summons 
for the cultivation and the protection 
of the interior life which cannot be 
articulated or efficiently expressed. 
The concept underscored the neces- 
sity of "sexual peace" by the claim that 
the closeting of sexuality causes the 
inability to form this uncla.ssified per- 
son. In other words, Cornell is trans- 
forming the demands of being from 
"living" to "living beyond'—above the 
taxonomy, above the anguish of obe- 
dience, between Kant's "is and should 
be" and the aftermaths of the such. 

Cornell establishes a strong con- 
nection between the ideology of ethi- 
cal feminism and its applications, par- 
ticularly in the realm of law and jus- 
tice. "Law is a monstrosity and jus- 
tice is its limitation," Cornell stated. 
This initiated the discourse with cases 
of sexual harassment. She said that the 
ruling of Judge Scalia, a federal judge, 
was the "monstrous" action of law to 
corner and buckle the transcendent 
self. Judge Scalia ruled that the fol- 
lowing evidence is admissible in 
sexual hara.ssment suits: whether she 
is "wearing dangling earrings, short 
skirts, backless shoes and more than 
two inch heels". Furthermore, how 
many dates a woman has had , her 
height versus her weight ( for example 
being 5 '.3" and over 130 lbs), and the 

emotional products of the incident(s) 
are crucial, admissible elements m 
court. The overtones of such ruling 
stales that the court designates what 
IS desirable , if a victim is desirable, 
what to wear or not to wear, and ulti- 
mately what kind of woman the vic- 
tim is. According to Cornell, such 
judgements are invasions of the 
"imaginary domain", its sustenance 
and its protection. Those judgements 
exchange the being for her sex, con- 
notation for denotation and relevancy 
for irrelevancy. Cornell asserts that of this distortion of the "fe- 
male" and the "male", U.S. law in 
cohorts with Judge Scalia is saying 
she gets what she deserves because 
she is what she is rather than who she 
is. ' The shrieks of the women are heard 
by their monster, the incessant, quan- 
tifying blows of the law. The lecture 
called one to remember Alan Turing, 
Oscar Wilde. Robert Packwood and 
Anita Hill 

The salvation of this mechanism 
lies in the preservation of this organic 
body, the "imaginary domain ", for it 
considers the individual above all of 
his or her integral components. It con- 
siders the individual as over and 
against his/ her sum total. Cornell's 
"ethical feminism" p<ises a human trial 
to society that people not classify 
Ihem.selves by genitalia, a particular 
disposition in the socioeconomic 
structure. This is not a matter of re- 
cla.ssification. Ethical Feminism bears 
a universality when it calls men not to 
quantify themselves and their power 
by their sexual exploits and sexual 
capabilities but in the achievement of 
ethical longings and intellectual prow- 
ess. C^irnell's Ethical feminism calls 
for "the dream of a new fertility", the 
institution of "moral aspirations," 
freedom from the engendered self, 
sexual comfort, and "psychic integra- 
tion" to give meaning to individuals 
and their responsibilities, to arrest the 
damage and the injustice from the 
manmade automatons that injure iden- 

L indback Award 
finalists announced 

Press Release 

I he University's Lindback 
( oMimittec. a subcommittee of the 
laciiitv Affairs Commillee. has 
named six faculty as finalists for 
the 1 99f) I indback Award for Dis- 
tinguished Teaching Hv dopart- 
nicnt they aie W'lllred 1 Deliiie 
(Accountancy), Russell (iardener 
(Biology). Robert II DeFin.i (Ico 
iiiiiiucs). Victor B. Brooks (Edu- 
cation), Sterling F. Delano (En- 
glish) and Joseph Thompson (Po 
111 Kill Science) 

llie (inalisls were nanu<l on Ihe 
basis of a nominating vote t.iken 
(luring the Fall |9')S Srnustcr in 
which both undergraduate students 
and faculty participated TTie Com 
miltee will send its recommenda 
tion to Ft Dobbin who will make 
the final selection. 

The I indback Award is funded 
through a grant trom the Christian 

R. And Mary F. Lindback Foiin 
dation Terms of the grant allow 
the University to select one aw.ird 
winner each year, who receives a 
c.ish [)ri/e of SltKM) No one can 
win the .ivv.ird more than once. 

In addition to the finalists, the 
T'ommitlee has designated the lol 
lowing as deserving of honorable 
mention: G. Lee Christensen and 
Robert (i Traver ot Civil and V.n- 
vironmental F.ngineering. Teresa 
A Nantx of Comniunication Arts, 
Tarl I) Bader, Eli GoldblatI and 
Iviui RaiklilTr of Tnglish. Debra 
A Ar\ amies ol M.inagement, 
Kon.ild P Hill of Marketing, Kevin 
Miles ()( Philosophy. I),i\id M 
Barrett .uul Matthew R Kerbel ol 
Political Science, Thomas M 
Arvaniles, Rick Ickslein. Bernard 
.1 (iailagher. III. and Joseph A 
McFalls, Jr of Sociology and Iac 
Makovvsk: ol Theology. 


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On behalf of all the men of Villanova's fourteen fraternity chapters, we, the 
executive board members of the Interfraternity Council (IFC) and the chapter 
presidents, sincerely apologize for the behavior and attitudes present at the 
freshmen recruitment sessions last Fall. It was not our intention to offend anyone 
or to display insensitivity. We regret that certain comments were made and also 
must assert that they, in no way, are indicative of fraternity ideals. 

It is imfortunate that these meetings, which were meant to be productive and 
informative, resulted in an environment that has hurt the entire fraternity system 
and the Universit/s perception of our purpose. We believe that our organizations 
serve their members in a positive maimer, and we continually strive to help each 
individual become a respectful person in his chapter and in his community. At this 
time, we feel that there is a need to re-evaluate our members and the attitudes they 
exhibit. To this end, we will undertake the following steps to reaffirm the 
commitment to our fraternity ideals and to the image we v^sh to project. 

Each chapter will perform an honest self-study which shall be undertaken in 
consultation with, and under the direction of, the Office of Leadership 
Development and Greek Affairs. 

Each chapter shall conduct an eight hour chapter retreat which will focus on a 
reorientation toward the true goals of each fraternity. 

Each chapter shall develop and implement an effective program for all its 
members dealing with behavior towards women, hazing, and alcohol /drug 

The IFC will appoint a committee to work with the Office of Leadership 
Development and Greek Affairs to evaluate and improve the Greek 101 Program. 

The IFC, with support from each chapter, shall sponsor a seminar which 
examines the attitudes that men, fraternity men in particular, have toward 
women. The senunar will take place in the Fall of 1996 and wiU be open to the 
entire Wlanova community. 

Neil HoUand, IFC President 
Jim Menacho, IFC Vice President 
Adrian Mantini, IFC Secretary 
Mike Ocone, IFC Treasurer 
Dan McCarey, IFC Rush Chair 

John Bearoff 
Chris Cashman 
Jim D' Andrea 
Paul Kraunelis 
Walter Lobo 
Ken Matthews 
Mark Pilla 

Kurt Bitting 
Anthony CerasoU 
Pat GibUn 
Eric Kropf 
Ted Matozzo 
Ron Mazzola 
Jay Rattigan 

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KditoPi in Chief 

Karvn M. (>uulart 

Associate Editor 

James M. Donio and Gina Rullo 

Managing Editors 

Raising the level of discussion on campus. 1 

Villanova should not get 
carried away with 
renaming the Pavilion 

The Villanova University men's basketball team is 17-1 in 
the John Eleuthere duPont Pavilion over the last two seasons, 
but that is not why the Wildcats' home was featured on Hard 
Copy. On Saturday, 'Nova whipped Miami by 28, but the 
victory had little to do with Dateline NBC's decision to show 
the campus on its broadcast. The Cats are currently ranked 
No. 6 in the Associated Press college basketball poll, but the 
AP reporter who contacted the office of The Villanovan didn't 
even mention rankings. And Howard Stem wasn't talking 
about fraternities when he chastised Villanova on his radio 

All of this sudden notoriety has little to do with anything 
the University has done in over five years. Instead, the cover- 
age was initiated after a millionaire crossed the line between 
being eccentric and being psychotic. By accepting John 
duPont's money 10 years ago, the University thought that it 
was only getting a brand new 6,500 seat arena, not a media 

Since last Friday, the question on everyone's minds has 
been what will become of the John Eleuthere duPont Pavil- 
ion. In light of duPont's involvement with the murder of 
Olympic wrestler Dave Schultz, it seems as if something must 
be done. How can any school, particularly a religious school, 
hold up a monument to a suspected killer? Assuming duPont 
is found guilty of the heinous crime, which appears likely 
due to the presence of an eye-witness, can the University ad- 
ministration act as if nothing happened? 

Certainly not, but at the same time dropping duPont's name 
altogether would be the wrong move. Although duPont re- 
portedly did not come up with all the money he pledged for 
the sports complex, he still contributed a sizable sum, and 
that does not change because of his crime. 

ITie University needs to make a decision that is both non- 
reactionary and ethical. A solution that serves both those 
purposes is simply to drop the "John Eleuthere" on the build- 
ing and leave only the duPont name. It is reasonable to say 
that the money was, in all truth, the duPont family's rather 
than John's, and the family name is still reputable. Further- 
more, the past decade of Wildcat hoops has rendered the 
duPont name synonamous with the Blue and White of Vill- 
anova. Any drastic change only would show a pre-occupa- 
tion with appearance. 

Afyf/S£ ITS Time Fo(^ ^me i^aDBCo^-^TiNs 


Novan Poll 

Should the University change the 
name of the duPont Pavilion? Why 
or why not? What new name should 
be given? Why? 

Reader respdiises should W sinl (o I'hc V illanovan via K-mail at 
p<»ll(" villiinovitn.vill.edii I'lcise irKliidc vdui name, year, major 

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Faculty member 
voices support for 
Villanovans for Life 

To the Editor: 

Let me join in the discussion be- 
gun with tjie article and editorial in 
the Jan. 26 Villanovan concerning 
Villanovan 's for Life's request to leave 
Peace and Justice. I was the modera- 
tor of VFL from 1982 to 1992. In the 
beginning, for many years, VFL was 
simply under the Student Activities 
Office. This worked very well and is 
a model to which it would be easy to 
return. VFL asked me to be modera- 
tor. Student Activities approved, I 
checked with Student Activities when 
I had any doubts. 

In 1992, VFL voted to replace me 
as moderator. I was a pro-life social- 
ist favoring the "seamless garment" 
approach to life issues" they had be- 
come almost entirely pro-life conser- 
vatives favoring a narrow focus only 
on abortion. Although I was disap- 
pointed to go, having worked on a S»tu- 
dent Bill of Rights, I was and am con- 
vinced that the same student freedom 
which made me their moderator could 
and should be able to operate to un- 
make me as moderator. The Univer- 
sity Senate committed itself to this 
position when, in the 1980s, it passed 
by a lopsided margin the same Stu- 
dent Bill of Rights which is published 
with American Association of Univer- 
sity Professors policy documents. 
That document clearly, subject to limi- 
tatidns based on the nature of a uni- 
versity and on Villanova 's Mission 
Statement, gives students the rights to 
adopt, to create organizations 
to further them, to choose their own 
moderators from faculty or staff for 
them, to seek their own good in their 
own legal way. Personally, too, I hate 
to see my sacrifice in giving up my 
position of m(Hierator in respect for 
student freedom canceled out. As 
Moses said to Pharaoh, let this people 

.loseph Betz 
Professor of Philosophy 

Panhellic council 
weighs in on 
fraternity situation 

lb the Kditor: 

The current Iraternitv situation is 
an uiilortunalc one, but ,dso has the 

potential to affect the sororities. Al- 
though the remark which caused these 
circumstances was directed toward 
women in general, we are unaware of 
any formal response from women as 
individuals or as a group. Because of 
some erroneous assumptions regard- 
ing our position on the matter, we feel 
it necessary to publicize our opinion. 

Upon the news of the offending 
comment, we were discouraged and 
disappointed. To say the very least, we 
are angry that derogatory comments 
about women were used to recruit 
impressionable young men. After re- 
alizing the formality of the event 
where the conmient was made as well 
as the number of fraternities repre- 
sented there, our discontent was el- 
evated to outrage. We would have 
hoped that any one of the several 
firatemity leaders in attendance would 
have stood up to contest this misrep- 
resentation of Greek life. We were 
personally offended that no opposi- 
tional response was strong enough to 
prevent the comment from being re- 
peated a second time. 

Perhaps worst of all, the situation 
reflects a societal problem which is 
seemingly apparent on our campus. 
Far too many times, similar occur- 
rences go unrecognized and are not 
reprimanded. In order for the Greek 
community at Villanova to regain re- 
spect and prosper, such occurrences 
can no longer be excused. 

The actions taken by the adminis- 
tration seem reasonable, but may lead 
to difficult months ahead for some fra- 
ternities. Because we realize that not 
all brothers foster such an attitude, we 
support their efforts in regaining re- 
cruitment activities. 

to insure the safety of its students. The 
Ithan/Lancaster intersection has been 
the unfortunate site of several tragic 
accidents in the past. The loss of the 
trees is regrettable, but not at the cost 
of human lives. The underpass has 
been designed to provide a safe cross- 
ing at this very dangerous intersection 
of campus. We will not apologize for 
this decision. 

Last week's article also questioned 
the integrity of the University as care- 
takers of the Arboretum. It might be 
more appropriate to question the in- 
tegrity of the source of the false infor- 
mation given to this class. If the stu- 
dents or instructor of this class are 
truly interested in the future of the 
University's trees, they might consider 
attending meetings of the Arboretum 
Advisory Conunittee. Members of this 
committee have demonstrated their 
concern for our trees through direct 
action as opposed to articles in the stu- 
dent newspaper. 

John Gallen 
Executive Director of 
Facilities Mangement 

Kevin O'Donnell 
Director of Arl>oretum 

C.W. Leeds 

Horticultural Supervisor of 

Villanova Grounds 

Students misinformed 
about tree removal 

To the F^itor: 

The concern the students of the 
Hnvirnnmental Kthics course have for 
the University" s trees is both under- 
standable and admirable Unfortu 
nately. the information they have been 
provided with is inaccurate The re 
port that the trees are being taken 
down to provide a temporary access 
road for the underpass construction is 
incorrect The removal of these trees 
IS necessary (or the permanent con- 
struction of the pedestrian underpass 

While It is the responsibility of an 
Arboretum to maintain the integrity of 
the trees on campus, it is the para 
mount responsibility ol ;i I'niversilv 


The Villanovan encourages all 
members of the Unicersity 
community to express opinions 
through "letters to the Editor " 
The Villanovan will print 
"letters" received m its office in 
201 Dougherty Hall prior to the 
weekly deadline, Tuesday at 2 
p m All letters must he signed 
and include address, phone 
number and social security 
number .Ml letters must be 
typed and double spaced. The 
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Clinton and Dole offer voters a poor choice 


A couple of Tuesdays ago, 
America was given at glimpse into 
what many are saying will be the prob- 
able 1996 presidential race. As Bill 
Clinton and Bob Dole took center 
stage, one could only wonder if this 
was the best pair that such a great 
country could offer. 

Clinton and Dole apparently are 
afflicted by similar vision disorders. 
Clinton has a million contradictory 
visions while Dole's defining issues 
equal nil. Clinton attempts to play 
toward a warm and fuzzy feeling; Dole 
can't help but exude doom and gloom. 

The State of the Union address has 
traditionally been the kickoff to an 
incumbent president's long campaign 
for re-election. Clearly, Clinton has 
been in a re-election mode for at least 
several months now, but this speech 
offered him a chance for him to de- 
fine himself and the issues that he 
would focus upon. 

Observing America's growing frus- 

tration over the bickering in Wa.shing 
ton, he adroitly side-stepp)ed the bud- 
get debate, giving it only peripheral 
mention. Never mind that it remains 
the number one issue in the country. 
Never mind that any di.scussion of the 
state of the union would be incomplete 
without it. He wanted to avoid strik- 
ing any discordant tones and, as a re- 
sult, his speech was a "success." Con- 
sidering that he eats and sleeps accord- 
ing to the polls, he had to be happy. 

But his happiness will fade into 
remorse as his strategy turns around 
and bites him in his kiester. His 
speech was popular because he spoke 
about issues that are popular: family 
values and limiting the scope of gov- 
ernment. On both counts, though, he 

Speaking plainly 
about frat issue 


As the sole woman writing an edi- 
torial column for the Villanovan, 1 feel 
somehow compelled to comment on 
the whole fraternity Rush cancellation 
and reinstatement. I wasn't at the 
meeting (obivously) but from reports 
on campus and the Villanova cover- 
age, 1 have heard Vhat was .said. 
The shocking thing to me is not that 
the comment was said, but that in 
TWO separate meetings, the comment 
apparently received no outcry from the 
crowd. Not once, but TWICE, did the 
men assemble fail to rise and chal- 
lenge the speaker's remarks. 

We teach the first-year students 
that the Rape Trail should be renamed, 
since no rapes have occured on cam- 
pus. Yet we permit the attitudes be- 
hind rape to go on. What happened at 
that meeting was not an individual 

not JtMt 

comment, but the whole room's tacit 

Apparently, women are to be val- 
ued only for their genitalia! No one in 
that room seemed to think that senti- 
ment was out of place — and no Uni- 
versity sanctions can help that sorry 

So now the fraternities have 
pledged to rectify matters by instat- 
ing a course on women's i.ssues that 
each fraternity must complete. 
Frankly, I laugh at this idea. 1 am try- 
ing to imagine what an in-house edu- 
cation on women's i.ssues would be 
like. 1 have heard that they are at- 
tempting to schedule a rape program. 
HA— this isn't about rape. Thsi is 
about a general disrespect for women. 
A rape program isn't going to change 
a damn thing. The fraternity system 
at Villanova is not noted for its rap- 
ists--but many members carelessly 
toss around derrogatory, dehumaniz- 
ing terms to describe women. And 
watch out if you're a feminist! 

I'm not trying to pigeonhole every 
fraternity member (as their ever-vigi- 
lant public relations departments will 
obviously argue in the Letters to the 
Editor section next week). It is my 
personal experience that proves to mc 
Villanova's fraternities arc not femi- 

nist friendly. 

Every year, when the Villanova 
Feminist Coalition has its 5:05 
speeches about famous women, 1 go 
to hear something about women that 1 
did not know before. Yet I also grow 
tense if a group of men in matching 
baseball caps makes its way past our 
group. Will they be yelling jeers at us? 
"Aww — look at you! What are you 
going to say next, Jesus was a 
woman?" And as the big men laugh 
and turn away, I want to run after them 
and yell, but I know it would be use- 

All they would do is stare at me 
and call me by one of those uniquely 
feminine epithets. After all, by choos- 
ing to call myself a feminist, I've dis- 
tanced myself irreparably from their 
world, where women in general are 
pieces of meat. And then the adminis- 
tration and student government won- 
der why there is a Greek/non-Greek 
chasm on this campus. 

I would hope that fraternity mem- 
bers give me a reason to believe in 
their system. Here is a chance to con- 
vince me that brotherhood does not 
come at the expense of women. If they 
form a program in collaboration with 
the Women's Studies department and 
the Villanova Feminist Coalition, then 
I will begin to believe they may be 
serious about changing their sexist 
attitudes. How about requiring frater- 
nity members to attend the 5:05 VFC 
speeches on the quad druing Women's 
History Month in Marc? How about 
discussing not only rape, but issues 
.such as the glass ceiling in employ- 
ment, sexual haras-sment (which, for 
the record, was what happened at 
those rush meetings), sex discrimina- 
tion and gender .stereotyping? 

How about acknowledging the re- 
spect the women, as your mothers, sis- 
ters, girlfriends, friends and 5Kv of 
the population deserve from you? 
Don't cop out and narrowly define 
women's issues as rape. 

On a final note- 1 have to laugh at 
the original comment by the fraternity 
representative. It's even a double- 
edged sword for women. 

If they do choose their sexual part- 
ners based on their membership in a 
fraternity, then you can be sure that 
these same frat members who may 
have joined in order to sleep with such 
women will undeniably categorize 
them as sluts. However, if we don't 
sleep with fraternity members, we will 
be categorized as frigid Sigh, there's no way 1 can lack a penis and win 
on this campus, is there? 


The difficulties with the family 
values issue are self-apparent (philan- 
dering fathers have always made poor 
spokesmen for the As for his 
pronouncement that "the era of big 
government is over," one could only 
chuckle. He remains a staunch sup- 
porter of excessive entitlement sf)end- 
ing and even his most recent pet 
projects are laced with an underlying 
philosophy that government is respon- 
.sible for bettering an individuals life. 
Indeed, his continuous string of vetoes 
suggest that he hasn't .strayed very far 
from his 1993 .statement that "govern- 
ment must do more." 

With the obvious contradictions of 
Republican-.sounding, liberal-voting 
Bill Clinton, it should have been easy 
for the response to skillfully dissect 

his exhibition. Instead, a national tele- 
vision audience was treated to Bob 
Dole, a man who still't developed 
a cogent philo.sophy after seven de- 
cades of existence. True, he offered 
some good comments in his response. 
But true, too, is that he failed to de- 
liver them in a confidence-inspiring 
manner. While oratory skills .should 
not be used to judge one's character, 
not many people will deny the abso- 
lute necessity of a poi.sed and self-as- 
sured delivery. 

But Dole mi.sses the grade for more 
than his bad oration. Much like 
his nemesis, he is always looking for 
the escape hatch. He states one thing, 
and then another, and then another — 
each of which are in direct contradic- 
tion to the others. 

Maybe his tactics are necessary for 

the majority leader's role, but as a 
presidential candidate, he emerges as 
a vacillating jellyfish. He's a war hero 
and has faithfully served in Congress 
for over 30 years, but the fact remains 
that he offers subpar qualifications for 
the presidency 

A year ago, 1 believed that Bob 
Dole would not get the Republican 
nod Over the past 12 months, it has 
only become increasingly clear that a 
Dole versus C^Iinton matchup would 
be a misfortune for the Amcric.iii 
people, especially with that potential 
of the resident crackpot Ross Perot 
jumping into the mix. 

In a democracy, the voters get what 
they deserve. But even the most un- 
deserving voters deserve better than a 
November dale with Clinton and Dole. 

Address tinged with false joy 




If you happened to catch the State 
of the Union address last week, you 
might have sworn that Christmas Eve 
had been moved up a month to the 
24th of January. Gracing your TV 
screen, no matter what channel you 
turned to was a jolly bearer of good 
cheer followed by his nemesis of grim 

In the State of the Union address 
Santa Clinton conveyed his joyful 
message to the nation that "TTie state 
of the union is strong." He proclaimed 
that the national economy "is the 
healthiest it has been in three decades" 
and spoke of bright prospects for 
America's future. He supported this 
through citing several indicators of an 
improving socio-economic climate. In 
the economic arena, these included the 
low inflation, unemployment and in- 
terest rates. On the social stage, these 
consisted of figures which boasted of 
a plummet in the pervasiveness of 
crime, poverty and teen pregnancy. 

Santa Clinton also was sure not to 
forget his bag of treasures for all 
Americans in hopes that they would 
be good voters this year and renew his 
presidency for a second terra. 

Among the items that his p>ouch of 
rhetoric contained were provisions for 
American families, education, crime, 
the environment, health-care, interna- 
tional peace, and govenunent reform. 
This ranged from calling for the re- 
quired installation of the V-chip in TV 
sets so that parents can prevent their 
children from watching certain TV 
shows to initiating his Goals 20(K) 
educational package. This package 
would include full-scale reform in 
government schools and the state-level 
institution of school choice. On the 
college level, this would entail the 
continuation of the AmeriCore volun- 

teer program, $1,000 merit scholar- 
ships for the top five percent of high 
schcKil graduates and the expansion of 
the federal work-study and Pell Grant 
programs. Furthermore, he promised 
to push for making up to $10,(MX) of 
college tuition tax deductible. 

Perhaps Clinton's most impas- 
sioned and radical call for action oc- 
curred in the area of government re- 
form. Securing a sure footing in the 
middle, he declared that "The era of 
big government is over. But we can- 
not go back to the time when our citi- 
zens were left to fend for them.selves." 
He urged that bi-partisan cooperation 
occur in the implementation of a gov- 
ernment modeled on this principle and 


more immediately in the creation of a 
sound budgetary scheme. 

Immediately afterwards. Bob Dole 
presented his to the Clinton 
plan. He cast a shadow of gloom over 
the rosy outlook of the State of the 
Union address raising the central ques- 
tion of whether one can really believe 
in a Santa Clinton. He characterized 
Clinton as a man of the "status quo" 
rather than change. In particular, he 
warned that the President's plans ac- 
tually steered toward bigger and more 
meddlesome government. Ultimately, 
he redrew the parti.san line in the sand 
declaring that "...we have starkly dif- 
ferent philosophies of government and 
profoundly different visions of 
America..." identifying Clinton as "the 
chief obstacle to a balanced budget" 

It is at this point that Dole and the 
Gingrinch's plans to steal Christmas 
failed. Although Clinton's provisions 
were, admittedly,, he set a 
clear picture for the nation's future and 
cast it in a light of bi-partisan coop- 
eration. Dole's response was steeped 
in bitter campaign rhetoric and fos- 
tered party divisiveness rather than 
clear issue-based argumentation. For 
in.stance, he pronounced the dire mes- 
sage that "...our government, our in- 
stitutions, and our culture have been 
hijacked by liberals and are careen- 
ing dangerously" 

In the final analysis, this State of 
the Union address can be seen as the 
pre-.season preview of an even bigger 
political event^the presidential elec- 
tion. The Clinton address and the 
Dole response were the testing 
grounds for their campaign me.s.sages. 
Public response to them will serve to 
direct their initial campaign strategies. 
Furthermore, the divergent tone and 
outlook of both officials raises the 
question over what extent the upcom- 
ing campaign will interfere with the 
projjer management of government. 
After all, Clinton and Dole will not 
only be meeting at presidential debates 
over the next year, but also to forge 
national policy as government offi- 
cials. Will important national is,sues 
in need of immediate attention, such 
as the budget, be genuinely addre.ssed? 
Or will they be transformed into po- 
litical battle fields of the campaign 
complete with political rhetoric and 
finger-pointing? The outcome will be 
testament to Nith candidates' commit- 
ment to the future of the country. 

Carefully following the campaign 
over the next year in light of the State 
of Union address will be our duty as 
voters We must carefully watch, lis- 
ten, and follow these politicians 
throughout this time Our final task 
m November will be to sort out who's 
been naughty and who's been nice. 

'Novan poll responses 

Question: What do you think about the cancclhition of spring Rush? 
Was the punishment justified, or did the administration overreact? Did 
the fraternities have it coming? 

The general consen.sus was that the original punishment was excessive. Printed below is 
one such response: 

I think that the cancellation of spring Rush os an overrcaction to one person's actions Why punish the 
hniuiretlsot students involved in fraternities because of one or two people'.' Fraternities arc given a name 
I'hey are about friendship and enjoring college life. 1 am a Compreensive Science ma)nr .ind I eiijov 
hanging out with people in my fraternity I'hev help me with my problems with school work ,ind if I have 
other problems It is a good experience to be in a fraternity and believe that the administration was way off the 
mark with its decision. 

Chris Poggi 
Sigma Pi 




February 2, 1996 









Forbes' financial flamboyance facinates followers 

By MARC AN(;EI.1v\C10 

As the 1996 presidential race starts 
to gam moiiieiitiiin with voting tor the 
GOP nomination beginning in Alaska 
and Hawaii this week, the Republicans 
are once again looking over their 
shoulders into the darkness. Out of 
the shadows has appeared a multimil- 
lionaire businessman with a promise 
to fix the economy and, because of his 
off-the-wall but simple ideas, is 
steadily gaining popularity while 
shedding paranoia over the Republi- 
can candidates. Sound familiar? 

Magazine magnate Steven Forbes, 
thanks to $12 million in advertismg 
and a promise to fix the tax code, has 
pushed his way to the top of the (JOP 
ballot, threatening front-runner Bob 
Dole. Many polls show the 48-year- 
old publisher, who is worth an esti- 
mated $439 million, running second 
in early primaries. 

His sudden rise to prominence has 
many people asking questions. Who 
is this guy? Where did he come from 
? And, most importantly, how far can 
he go'.' Is he only a media fancy or a 
bona fide candidate? 

All questions aside, though, Forbes 
seems to be a political player at least 
for the moment, and his rise is further 
pr(X>f that we live in weird political 

Forbes' methods for popularity are 
simple: he has tapped deep into the 
American resentment of the IRS and 
Washington's political gridlock, mak- 
ing his nerdy, yet simple, disposition 
and his radical, yet simple, economic 
views appealing Furthermore, his 
grandiose optimism plays off the drab 
p>essimism of competitors Dole and 
Phil Gramm. 

Forbes is the strongest adv(x;ate of 
a Hat tax, an idea which has become 
hot among GOP presidential candi- 
dates and the center of debate for 

economists and the American public 
According to the tax man's plan, the 
current chaos of a tax system would 
be replaced by a one-size-fits-all 17 
percent tax rate, with the first $36.(MM) 
for a family of four tax free. Forbes 
would eliminate all deductions, in- 
cluding those for mortgage-interest 
(also known as middle-class welfare). 
Besides being easy to figure out, such 
a tax plan would be an enormous tax 
break for people such as, well, Steve 
Forbes, who could live off their tax- 
free interest alone. Anyone surprised? 
In theory, the new plan may also 
allow big business, as well as smaller, 
private-sector businesses, to grow and 
invest, in turn increasing employment 
rates and placing more revenue in the 
hands of the individual. Some propo- 
nents, such as Jack Kemp, project it 
may even spur an annual U.S. growth 
rate of five percent, something that has 

never been accomplished during 
peacetime. Does all of this sound fa- 
miliar? It should. It wasn't too long 
ago that we heard these ideas in the 
words "trickle down." The Forbes' 
plan may just be Reaganomics, which 
proved to be as much as an economic 
hindrance to America as an economic 
boost, with some modifications. 

And, as always, if someone ben- 
efits economically in America, some- 
one else must carry the burden. In this 
case (as it was during the 1980s), it's 
the middle class. The already dwin- 
dling minority will, according to most 
economic experts, face some increase 
in taxes, undoubtedly putting pressure 

Defense of trees 
viewed as tiresome 

To the Editor: 

As a concerned member of the 
Villanova Community, I feel the Kn- 
vironmental Hthics "Class"' concern 
for the trees that are to be murdered is 
somewhat tiresome I wonder if you 
have paused to rcmeber the past acci- 
dents that have occurred at this un- 
avoidable intersection, the most recent 
severly injuring a Villanova undergrad 
I hardly believe the Villanova admin 
istrators are as heartless and misin- 
formed as vou portray them to be in 
your movement 

It is obvious that .i teni[>orarv over- 
pass be constructed to enable 
more efficient building of the under- 
pass and to decrease misery for the 
Villanova and surrounding communi 
ties By doing this, these obligations 
are fulfilled without committing what 
can be considered an "ass.mlt" on the 

There comes a pi urn when things 
must be sacrificed to tuittiei the pro- 
ductivity of humans The sacrifices 
here will be a few trees To attribute 
our human emotions to these nonhii 
man creatures reveals to mc a hatred 
of the dominance of human beings 
This hatred denies the work accom 
plished by those who know the I and 
best These humans are engineers, 
physicists, chemists, laborers, farmers 
and ecoiogists. TTiey do the research. 

formulate projects and design the 

Tbey are humans God created us 
and all other creatures like in kind; 
they are mortal and are made of mat- 
ter However, humans have one dis- 
tinction that cannot be denied We 
have the ability to reason With this 
comes strength, knowledge, wisdom 
and superiority. We are the creators 
of our lives. We must use the re- 
sources created by (iod for survival, 
creation, and innovation 

I'here is no Utopia as Carl Jung 
believed: "The sad truth is that man's 
real life consists of a complex of m 
exorable opposites day and night, 
birth and death, happiness and mis 
erv, good and evil We are not even 
sure that one will prevail against the 
other, that good will overcome evil, 
or |ov defeat pain Lite is a battle 
ground It has always been, and a! 
ways will be. it it were not so. exist- 
ence would come to an end '" 

So move onto other trees and 
touch, smell and appreciate them if 
you arc a true lover of all of (jods 
creations lake the time to under 
stand, and acknowledge rather than 
wallow in the separaton of man and 
nature that VOU have created 

Ann DelVccchio 
Class of 1996 

The Editorial Board wishes 
you a Happy Groundhog Day! 

on middle-class individuals to eithei 
move up or fall down in economic sta- 
tus. Ouch. Not exactly what Forbes 
wants to hear In the, a slashing 
of the middle-class has meant politi- 

cal suicide for the slasher. 

So, the tax man's plan may be large 
in optimism but small in results. And, 
as the chinks in his plan are exposed, 
Americans will most likely wake up 

from this optimistic trance, silencing 
Forbes and the interesting noise he is 
creating across the country. Buy, hey, 
what do 1 know? I can't even fill out a 
W-2 form. 

L E 

Professor's sexist 



To the Editor: 

Every year, seniors scramble to 
take classes required by the 
university's core curriculum in order 
to graduate. One such class I took last 
semester was biology. Although my 
reason for taking the class was only 
to fulfill a core requirement, what I 
learned from it had nothing to do with 

The professor for the class seemed 
to be a nice man; nonetheless, his 
teaching methods were quite suspect. 
Throughout the entire semester, he 
made offhand sexist comments that 
not only degraded but also offended 
many people in the class. When 1 ap- 
proached the biology department head 
about this problem, he only inquired 
about the curriculum improprieties of 
the professor instead of his overt use 
of sexist language. 

The following three examples 
show how blatantly obvious the sex- 
ist remarks made by the professor 
were. When discussing reproduction, 
he said that women feel happier when 
they are pregnant than when they are 
on their honeymoon. In another lec- 
ture, he explained to the class how 
bread rises. However, in doing so he 
asked the class, "All of you girls know 
how to make bread, don't you?" 

Finally, at the beginning of one lec- 
ture he explained that "American men 
like their women to be starving Ve- 
nuses whereas European men like 
their women with a little layer of fat." 

1 do admit that many students 
laughed after he made such remarks. 
I wonder, though, how many students 
felt uncomfortable when he said those 
things. I think that such behavior is 
inappropriate for a college professor 
to talk about during a class lecture 
Something should be done to prevent 
him, as well as others, from evoking 
such a rhetoric more associated with 
the late nineteenth century instead of 
the late twentieth century. 

Chris (iraham 
Class of 1996 




Sadness and praise 
for Prof. Campisi 

lb the Editor: 

I want to express my sincere con 
dolences to the entire Campisi family 
for their loss of Professor Mane A 
Campisi When I read the column 
written by Tony Campisi in the Jan 
26 i.ssue of the Villanovan. I was so 
sad to hear about Professor Campisi. 
and 1 was disappointed that the cam 
pus was never notified of her passing 
However. I am glad I stumbled upon 
lonys article, otherwise I mav have 
never known 

I was fortunate enough to Ix" in one 
of Professor Campisi's history courses 
in the fall of 1993 Although battling 
her illness even then, she always was 
full of energy, and brought a great deal 
of happiness to mc each day In her 
class, I learned much more than his 
torv, I learned about how to en)ov life 
all the time, even when things arc 


Professor Campisi lived this way 
and I always admired her for that. She 
made a genuine effort to get to know 
her students, to be their friend and to 
care for them, which is something you 
don't find in most college professors. 
Professor Campisi will be missed 
greatly and will always be remem- 
bered as an important and special part 
of my life. 

Brian Phelan 
Class of 1996 

VFC states position 
on fraternity 

To the Editor: 

The Villanova Feminist Coalition 
(VFC) would like to express that we 
neither condemn nor support Stephen 
Pulglieses's decision to cancel rush 
this semester. 

Unfortunately, similar derogatory 
statements are made everyday against 
women. VFC realizes that the words 
of one idiot do not by any means rep- 
resent fraternities as a whole. We hope 
the outcome of this incident is not an- 
ger against the administration, against 
women, or against that one idiot, but 
instead the result is the campus think- 
ing more about the mindset which pro- 
duces such remarks. It is the same 
mindset that degrades, rapes and kills 
women everyday. 

When usually private, personal, 
sexist attitudes like this are made pub- 
lic everyone suffers. They are de- 
meaning to more than just half of the 
f>opulation— of course women are de- 
graded, but they also reinforce the ste- 
reotype of men as being insensitive 
and immature to women and sexual- 

VFC would like to commend the 
R.A.'s who had the courage and con- 
viction to do the right thing at the 
.seminar and report the remarks while 
the rest of the audience remained si- 
lent. They prove that it only takes a 
few to alert an entire campus of injus- 

The Men and Women of VFC 

Trip offers student 
gift of wisdom 

To the Editor: 

Two weeks ago I opted to spend 
one of my precious break trips doing 
service in Merida, Mexico I was not 
(juite sure what to expect, only that 
myself and four other student volun- 
teers were staying at a Mission house 
and aiding the po<u As a student I 
had studied these loaded terms, but 
never truly had a gra.sp of what ' ser 
vice," "poor," or "Mission" cnlaileil 
Many students arc afraid of service 
because it means cither encountering 
realities that are a world away from 
our privileged lives, or they don't be 
lievc that their efforts can actually 
make a difference in the world 

While in Merida I learned not to 
be afraid of dealing with the mon 
strosities of ptivcrty, and that I can 

change the world. As Dorothy Day. 
an icon of service, said, "...we can 
throw our pebble in the pond and be 
confident that its ever widening circle 
will reach around the world." We can 
always find reasons not to do service, 
but the real challenge comes from ask- 
ing questions and demanding better. 
At Villanova we tend to become 
too narrowly focused in our pursuit of 
knowledge, spending our college ca- 
reers gaining intelligence. Greater 
value, however, lies in wisdom - an 
ideal which is the result of experience. 
Service to others offers humbling ex- 
periences, and thus wisdom. Sothe 
next time you have an opportunity to 
help others, try it out and see what wis- 
dom you gain. 

Stacey Akers 
Class of 1997 

Retreat reminds 
students to take 
advantage of 

lb the Editor: 

We recently had the incredible ex- 
perience of participating in a Handi- 
capped Encounter Christ (HEC) re- 
treat. We were not able to spend any 
nights out on the track or go to Wild- 
cat Roar, but instead worked with men 
and women who although hindered 
physically, taught us a few things. 

There was Mike, a quadrapalegip, 
only able to slightly move one hand, 
yet was writing a book about his life 
MaryAlice, blind since birth, but an 
accomplished xylophone player who 
added her own flair to the weekend's 
music. Margie, who has difficulty 
walking, is a leader and coordinator 
of the entire HEC program. And Jim, 
the guy you see in Connelly, who up 
until 8 years ago could not communi- 
cate, now takes classes here with aid 
of his laptop computer, and gives 
seminars on how to use this unique 
communication device. 

These few, and the other partici- 
pants on the weekend showed us the 
importance of fully using each and 
every ability that we have been bles.sed 
with They showed us that although 
they may not have full use of their 
limbs, they still have full use of their 
minds and hearts. 

So next time you see anvone that 
society considers handicapped, rather 
than think about differences between 
yourself and them, see their abilities 
and acknowledge all that they can 
leach you. 

Tanya Pace 

Doug C'opeland 

Steve IveRlanc 

Mike Marasovich 

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Selectivity necessary for leadership standards 

To the Editor: 

1 am writing in response to a letter 
that was printed in the Jan. 26 edition 
of the Villanovan. I would like to 
speak directly to its author, but unfor- 
tunately, a name did not accompany 
the letter. The letter was from a "con- 
cerned" student who seems to have 
difficulty with the fact that often the 
.same students are involved in more 
than one activity on campus. He (or 
she) mentioned such things as Orien- 
tation, Special Olympics Festival 
Committee, and Blue Key. These 
three organizations seem to always be 
brought up when the integrity of se- 
lection processes for campus activi- 
ties are being questioned. Perhaps this 
is because they are large, high profile 
organizations. It also seems that he 
thinks that certain students are being 
excluded, and these "repeaters" are 
getting preferential treatment simply 
because they are involved in other or- 
ganizations. I would like to inform 
this student that the application pro- 
cesses for the previously mentioned 

three organizations are completely 
indep>endent of each other If they 
weren't there would be one interview 
for all three. In fact, the Orientation 
Staff application does not even ask you 
what other activities you are involved 
in on campus. 

The Selection process for any or- 
ganization is just that —selective. One 
of the rea.sons that the three organiza- 
tions you mention are so strong is be- 
cause it is a very difficult process. The 
applications take time, and the inter- 
views are lengthy. It is completely lu- 
dicrous to suggest that the reason so 
many of the same faces are seen is that 
they travel in some exclusive circle 
and have connections with all the head 
honchos of campus organizations. Did 
you ever stop and think that the stu- 
dents involved in these organizations 
are completely deserving of the posi- 
tions? And did you ever think that the 
reason that they are leaders in more 
than one organization is because they 
are more than qualified for both posi- 
tions (hence the term student leader)? 

Not to be harsh, but the reason such 

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The Editorial 

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condolensces to 

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organizations are so successful is be- 
cause they only choose the best. Ori- 
entation is an extremely rewarding and 
fun job. But it is also a lot of hard 
work. Special Olympics is probably 
one of the largest time and emotional 
commitments on campus. I know be- 
cause I was involved in both this past 
year. I was also rejected the first year 
I tried out for both. But 1 learned from 
my mi.stakes, and was accepted the 
next year. Instead of blaming other 
students who are respected and val- 
ued leaders on this campus for your 
not being accepted into certain orga- 
nization of your choice, perhaps you 
should look inside your.self for the 

answer. Ixarn from your di.sappoint- 
ment and if you are really interested 
in becoming a part of these organiza- 
tions, you will try that much harder 
and be involved on a more "behind the 
scenes" level to gain experience 
(which is just as important if not more 
important than the people in the spot 

I'm sure it's no news flash, but life 
is rough, pal. But that's what makes 
it interesting. Not every person is 
made for every organization. And in- 
stead of blaming quality people for the 
hard work they do to better this cam- 
pus, maybe you should appreciate 
their efforts and you'll come to un- 

derstand why the same people arc seen 
time and time again--because they 
deserve it. 

I^urie Garawski 
Class of 1996 

Ihe Editorial Board 
inadvertantly left off the name of 
the author of last week's letter 
entitled "Complaints about biased 
recruiting for prestigous campus 
groups surface " The author was 
sophomore Luara Respond The 
Board apologizes for any confu- 

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A minor, OP. 105. Fhe concert will 
take place at 3:00 p.m. in St. Mary's 
ARE ONLY $5.00. Tickets are avail- 
able from the Office of Music Activi- 
ties at X 7214 or at the door. 

Feb. 6 - 14 

APO Service Fraternity 

Alpha Phi Omega, Villanova's only 
coeducational service fraternity, is 
about to begin its spring rush period. 
Anyone with an earnest desire to be 
of service to others in need is invited 
to attend one of our informational 
meetings (Tuesday, Feb. 6 and 
Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 9 p.m. in 
Mendel "s Chemistry lecture Flail) and 
our mandatory meeting (Tuesday, Feb. 
13 at 9 p.m. in the Day H(»p.) If you 
have any questions, please call Steve 
at xl3K75 and find out why APO is 
right for you. 

Valentine Balloon Sale 

Support Habitat For Humanity 
spring break trips by buying some bal- 
loons. On Feb. 6 - 14 a table will be 
set up in Connelly Center from 10 a.m. 
- 2 p m. Balloons are 6 for $5 and 
will be DELIVERED anywhere on 
campus for Valentine's Day Great gift 
for a friend or date, while supporting 
a great cause! 

Feb. 7 

Orientation Program 

An informational meeting for 
people interested in applying for Ad- 
ministrative A.ssistant or Orientation 
Counselor will be held at H:\5 p.m in 
the Day Hop (Italian Kitchen) in 
Dougherty Hall. Applications will be 
available at the meeting and in 213 
Dougherty Hall beginning Feb H 
( ome learn more about the Orienta- 
tion Program.WE WANF YOU! Ori- 
entation 1996 - Side by 
Side...Villanova Pride 

Russian Election Semi- 

A seminar on "The Russian Elec- 
tions Domestic Power and Relations 
with the West," will be held on 
Wednesday. Feb 7 at 330 p.m. in the 
Physics Ix'cture Hall in Mendel Hall 
Participants will include Dr Jeffrey 
Hahn, Villanova University, Dr Alvin 
Rubinstein. University of Pcnnsylva- 
nia. Dr Sergei .Si/ov, Ni/hnv 
Novgorod, Russia. Refreshment.s will 
be served 

The Office of Multicultural Affairs 
will present the lecture "Minorities 
Working in Corporate America" fea- 
turing conversations with Mr. William 
X. Smith, Executive Vice President 
and Chief Operating Officer, United 
Bank of Philadelphia on Thursday, 
Feb. 8 at 4 p.m. in the DeLeon Room 
(300 LAC). This presentation is open 
to faculty, administration, staff and stu- 
dents. For more information contact 
Dr. E^dward L. Collymore, Executive 
Director, Office of Multicultural Af- 
fairs. X 94077. 

Feb. 9 

Wheelchair Basketball 

The Office of Human Services is 
hosting a wheelchair basketball game 
Friday, Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. between the 
Philadelphia Spokesmen and the Bal- 
timore Wheelchair Athletic Club. This 
contest is being held in the Jake Nevin 
Fieldhouse. Tickets are $3 for adults 
and $1 for students with ID. 


Gay and Lesbian Sup- 

An informal support network for 
gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and anyone 
who is questioning his/her sexuality is 
now available to the students for 
Villanova University. If you wish to 
meet with someone who has concerns 
similar to your own, to learn what re- 
sources are available for sexual minori- 
ties in the greater Philadelphia region, 
or to just talk on the phone with a fel- 
low student, please call 519-6(XK) to 
leave a message in voice mail box 
#86445. AJI calls are absolutely con- 
fidential and, if sincere, will be re- 
turned within 24 hours. 


L(wking for .someone to run with? 
So is VAC, the Villanova Athletic Hub 
Come to Hartley Circle each Saturday 
at noon and join us for a laid-back run 
around the Main Line. 

Also, join us Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in 
the Du Pont Weight Room for relaxed 
weight training sessions with Mr. Fred 
Santarpia. All are welcome, regard- 
less of experience or fitness level. If 
you have any questions or concerns, 
please call Steve at X 13875. 

Model Organization of 
American States 

All Villanova students are invited 
to participate in the Model Organiza- 
tion of American States from April 8- 
12 in Wa.shington. DC The OAS is 
an international organization in which 
almost all nations in the Western 
Hemisphere are members. 

We will meet with OAS officials 
and diplomats from Nicaragua, which 
we will repre.scnt. Universities from 
throughout the U.S. will participate 
For more information, please see Dr 
Lowell Oustafson, SAC 202. 519- 
4737, for information 

Dr. Peter Kreeft to Lec- 

What's Catholic at Villanova' 
What's not? Come hear one of the 
foremost Christian philosophers of 
today. Dr. Peter Kreeft, give a lecture 
titled "Requiem for a Student's Soul: 
How Higher Education is Producing 
Student" His lecture is about 
controversial religious, philosophical 
and educational trends in the univer- 
sity is sponsored by the St. Augustine 
Club, the Philosophy Department and 
Core Humanities. It will take place 
Thursday, Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the 
Wayne/St. David's Room in Connelly 
Center. Reception to follow. 

Submissions to Passages 

Please share with us your interna- 
tional experiences. Villanova's pre- 
mier International Students' Magazine 
is accepting submissions of poetry, 
prose, short stories, artwork, and pho- 
tography. All submissions should be 
turned into the International Students 
Office, lower level of Corr Hall by 
Feb. 16. Passages meets every Thurs- 
day at 6 p.m. in the Rosemont Room 
of Connelly Center. For more info 
please contact Steve at 519-4095 or 
Debbie at 519-7827. 

Catholic Worker Pro- 

The Homeless Committee of Cam- 
pus Ministry needs your help. If you 
are interested in volunteering at Catho- 
lic Worker's After School prograra, 
please call Maureen or Missy at 526- 
1 780 or stop by Campus Ministry and 
sign up. The children range in age 
form 6-13, you will be helping them 
with their homework for one hour and 
then playing for an hour. Mondays, 
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 p.m- 
6 p.m. 

Legion of Mary 

The Legion of Mary meets 
Wedne.sdays at 5:45 in the Rosemont 
Room of the Connelly Center. The 
rosary is prayed and spiritual readings 
are read and discussed. The discus- 
sion is led by Fr. Lazor. All are wel- 
come to come. 

Heaney Postponed 

The poetry reading by Nobel Prize 
winner Seamus Heaney, scheduled for 
Feb. 21 has been postponed A new 
date will be announced shortly 


TTie Villanova Feminist Coalition 
is meeting on Thursday nights at 7:30 
this semester, in the Center for Peace 
and Justice Education located in the 
basement of Sullivan Hall. If you are 
interested in discu.ssing gender issues 
on campus or in our culture, 
join us to help plan activities for the 
.semester. For more information, call 
X 94608. 

Mendel Open House 

On Feb. 23 the members of the 
Science Departments will open the 
dcxirs to Mendel Hall and welcome the 
Arts faculty. TTie event is sponsored 
by the College's committee on faculty 
development. Designed to foster co- 
operative research and teaching activi- 
ties in the future, the afternoon (3 p.m. 
- 6 p.m.) will feature teaching and 
rsearch demonstrations designed to 
dazzle' the visitors. A variety of .ses- 

sions will be available: some on core 
science, some on basic research. 

HIV Testing 

The University Health Center will 
be doing confidential HIV testing on 
Feb. 14 from 10 a.m. -2:40 p.m. 
call ahead to make an appointment X 


The Democratic Socialists of 
America met every Tuesday at 7 p.m. 
in the Center for Peace and Justice 
Education. Come be a part of 
Villanova's most active political 
group. You need not consider your- 
self a s(Kialist - only have a fair mind 
and want to work for change. Any 
questions please call Tara at 581-3796. 


The International Committee 
Against Racism meets every Wednes- 
day at 5 p.m. in the Center for Peace 
and Justice Education. We seek to 
inform Villanovans about forms of 
prejudice and work to remove them. 
If you are interested in working with 
issues of race and learning more about 
yourself call X 19063. 


dent Activities Office, Dougherty 
Hall, Room 214, no later than 4 p m , 
Friday Feb. 16 Admission is limited 
to sophomore and junior students with 
evidence of leadership and strong aca- 
demic success (top 35% of the 
students's college through the Fall 
1995 semester and a G.RA. of 3. 18 or 

Poster Contest 

The Villanova University Aids 
Task Force is sponsoring a poster con- 
test promoting HIV/AIDS issues at 
Villanova. The prize will be a $100.00 
deposit in your Wildcard account 
andhaving your poster design dis- 
played on campus. The is open 
to any member of the university com- 
munity. The size of the poster is 
H"xl7". Submission deadline is Feb. 
16. Posters may be dropped off in the 
Office of Leadership Development - 
upper level of the Connelly Center. If 
you have any questions, call Joanne 
O'Donnell at x 4070. 

Student Theatre 

We are looking for original scripts, 
directors and performers for Student 
Theatre's 2nd annual "Night of 1,{MM) 
Laughs." Interested or just want more 
information? Call x76932 and leave 
a mes.sage. We will get back to you. 

On Saturday. Feb. 10, students 
from local colleges will be dancing to 
raise money for Philadelphia anti-pov- 
erty groups. Students frpni Villanova ^ * 
arc ehcowbgcdtti»-get & spdlh^r sAeeiP ^af^siny^J'LectBre 

from Campus Ministry, bottom floor 
of St. Rita's, and get sponsors for four 
hours of dancing. A portion of the 
money will go to supporting students 
from Villanova to continue doing 
charitable work full-time during the 
summer. Call x 12593 to sign up an 
reserve transportation. Meet other 
people and get your groove on to help 
fight poverty! 

Chinese New Year Cel- 

Come celebrate the Chinese New 
Year this Saturday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m 
in the Villanova Room of the Connelly 
Center. A delicious Chinese meal and 
entertainment will be provided. Tick- 
ets will be available at the door and 
are available in advance from the In- 
ternational Student Office, lower level 
of Corr Hall. If you have any ques- 
tions please call Nhi at x 9302 

Ronald J. Sider and Rev Eugene 
Bay will present a lecture, "Building 
a Healthy Society" on Feb 19 at 7:30 
p.m. in the Wayne/St. David Room of 
the Connelly Center. Call the CoJIege 
of Nursing at x 94900 for furtner in- 


Do you have .something to SAY '.' 
Well, Chautauqua is looking for a few 
good minds to discuss political and 
stKial issues effecting our world and 
the Villanova campus. call Tara 
at 581-3796 for more details Our 
meetings are informal and meet ir- 
regularly. So, if you want to be put 
on our phone list, please call Writ- 
ers, editors and staff are needed. 

Support Group 

The Counseling Center will offer 
a a^nfidential support group during the 
spring semester for Villanova students 
who have an eating disorder. The 
group will meet on Mondays from 7 
p.m. - 8 p.m. A screening interview is 
necessary to join the group. 
contact Dr. Leslie Parkes at x 4050 for 
more information. 

Service Work 

Have you decided what you will 
be doing once you graduate from 
Villanova? Con.sider the possibility 
of "giving back" a year of service by 
volunteering and sharing your gifts 
with the poor of the United States or 
overseas. There are literally thou.sands 
of volunteer placements available For 
more information, see Barbara Haenn 
in the Campus Ministry Office, St 
Rita's Hall. An appointment calendar 
is right out side of her office do<^r. 

Leadership Honor 

The Villanova Chapter of 
Oranicron Delta Kappa Leadership 
Honor Society is seeking students for 
membership. Students can be nomi- 
nated by club/society presidents, ad- 
ministrators/faculty or .self -nominated 
(applications are available in the Stu- 

Social Justice Retreat 

This retreat will be on Feb. 23-25 
at St. Francis Inn. Living and work 
ing at a soup kitchen, participants will 
reglect upon the work that they are 
doing and why they are doing it Call 
Campus Ministry at 519-6699 for 
more details and information. 

February 2. 1996 


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Steering committee prepares for Class of 2000 


tfuturfs Editor 

Community and comraderie top 
the list of ideals this year's steering 
committee members hope to bring to 
the new student orientation program. 
For the next seven months, they will 
dedicate their time, effort, and enthu- 
siasm to selecting and training a staff 
that will provide more than 1,500 in- 
coming freshmen with their first taste 
of life at Villanova. 

As early as November of last year, 
the orientation office was flooded with 
applications for the steering commit- 
tee. "Selections were especially chal- 
lenging this year," says Student Chair 
Ryan Smith. "With such an incred- 
ible number of applicants, the com- 
petition was intense." 

The application process was fol- 
lowed by a [jersonal interview with 
Smith and Kathy Byrnes, the Assis- 
tant Dean of Students. The interview 
is designed to gain a of the ap- 
plicants' leadership skills, as well as 
their concern for the new students. It 
is an imf>ortant indicator of the com- 
fort and ease with which each appli- 
cant would work with both staff and 
new students. 

By January, a group of sixteen, in- 
cluding Smith and Byrnes, had as- 
sumed their positions on the steering 

committee. They began ttaining im- 
mediately with a recent leadership 
weekend designed to promote friend- 
ship and unity within the group. In 
the months to come, all members will 
be expected to attend weekly meetings 
which focus on both interviewing 
techniques and the selection process 
for the orientation staff. 

"The steering committee offers stu- 
dents who really love Villanova the 
opportunity to share their enthusiasm 
with both orientation counselors and 
new students," says Bryan Higgins of 
his newly appointed position. "The 
main thing we are looking forward to 
now is designing a strong program for 
the freshmen and selecting a quality 

The steering committee will spend 
the better part of the spring months 
sorting through applications and inter- 
viewing applicants interested in the 
positions of orientation counselors and 
administrative assistants. Once they 
have selected the necessary 76 coun- 
selors and 17-20 assistants, the com- 
mittee will be responsible for train- 
ing the staff. 

In addition to preparing the staff, 
members of the steering committee 
will also work diligently to organize 
and present a number of entertaining 
seminars offered during the four day 
orientation program. They will con- 

centrate on the themes of new student 
concerns and diversity, as well as, on 
the serious issue of date rape. These 
presentations are crucial to introduc- 
ing the incoming freshmen to college. 
According to Chris Baglieri, "1 

luive just begun lo see all the behind 
the scenes work and the incredible 
amount of time and effort that is put 
into the whole training week and the 
four day program. Being a member 
of the steering committee has brought 

orientation to a new level toi nie." 

For more information on the ori- 
entation program, please contact the 
orientation office at room 2()7B in 
Dougherty Hall at ext. 9720S or the 
Dean of Students Office at ext. 942(K) 


The 1996 steering committee poses with orientatioD director Kathy Byrnes. 

Major Trouble: Communication 
Arts - a start for the real world 


Staff Reporter 

For those of you who might fall 
asleep in your classes, you are miss- 
ing out. School really isn't boring, at 
least not for Communication Arts 
majors. Tbey are anything but bored. 

"Communication Aits has the most 
thought - provoking and challenging 
courses that are also extremely enjoy- 
able," admits Michelle Hudascko, a 
Communication Arts major. 

Perhaps she is referring to Gender 
and Communication, Rhetoric, TV 
Production, Computer Graphics, Ad- 
vertising, or Mass Communication. 
With this never ending list of choices. 
Communication can undoubtedly pre- 
pare one for any career in the future 
.such as; business, law, medicine, edu- 
cation, government, media, interna- 
tional relations, high tech industries, 
art.s/entertainment and social/human 

Communication studies human 

communication skills which usually 
go unnoticed and unpracticed. Deci- 
sion-making, listening, ^)eaking, cre- 
ative thinking, problem solving, rea- 
soning, self-esteem, sociability, self- 
management, planning, conducting 
meetings, public speaking, and resolv- 
ing ooi^licts are all studied in the field. 

These qualities are used in these 
courses and applied to every field 
imaginable. Most of these applica- 
tions are left to the students to formu- 
late, research, prepare, manage, re- 
solve and present as their own project. 
There arc no excuses in this major. 
Most students claim to have a sense 
of pride and success when complet- 
ing a project. 

Communication Arts teachers feel 
the same way. "From the outside, 
people see us as a basket weaving de- 
partment, but the topics we cover and 
the rigor with which we cover them 
stands this department second to 
none," said Dr. Terry Nance, who is 
presently teaching Black Rhetoric and 

Senior Project. "We have a great deal 
of pride in what we do." 

The quality of teaching is some- 
thing to be experienced. "The teach- 
ers love what they are doing and know 
what they are doing. This makes the 
courses interesting," said Nikki 
Ridg^PVlg^ Commimic^on Arts ma- 

"We are very committed to prac- 
ticing what we teach about, and inte- 
grating what we teach about and with 
this we can see students making new 
connections and thinking about every- 
day processes in new ways," said 
Sherry Bowen, who is presently teach- 
ing Gender and Communication and 
Interpersonal Communication. 

With the diverse courses and dy- 
namic and enthusiastic teachers the 
Communication Arts department of- 
fers, a Communication major will 
surely graduate satisfied and confident 
from accomplishments, and wide- 
eyed and ready for the real world 

Newsletter hits 'Nova 


Features Editor 

Over the past year WXVU, 
Villanova's college radio station, has 
made numerous efforts to better serve 
the needs of the students. By intro- 
ducing new and diverse genres of 
music into the programming sched- 
ule, conducting a survey to increase 
listenership on campus, and purchas- 
ing a new transmitter to improve 
sound quality, WXVU has consis- 
tently met the student's demands for 
a reputable radio station. 

Recently, WX'VU has taken yet 
another step in improving the rela- 
tionship between the station and the 
students. WXVU is publishing its 
first newsletter entitled Radio Raves, 
with the hope of further increasing 
station awareness. 

Senior communication arts major 
Beth McGarrity initiated the publi- 
cation of the newsletter, although the 
idea had been floating around the sta- 
tion for quite some time Inspired by 
her work at an internship this sum- 
mer, McCiarrity made headway with 

Radio Raves by early this semester I 
when she held a meeting for pro- 
spective staff members. "It 's a great 
thing for people who like music but 
don't want to be on the air. It's just 
a different way to get involved with 
the station," said McGarrity. 

The objective behind Radio 
Raves is to increase communica- 
tion, awareness, and involvement 
with the station. "A lot of people 
don't even know that the station 
exists or what college music is all 
about," complained McGarrity. 

The first issue of Radio Raves 
will consist of record reviews, 
WXVU 's Top 30 list, station issues 
and announcements, and regular 
columns. "It's in the experimental 
stages right now, but it pretty much 
always will be experimental in the 
sense that it is a very free publica- 
tion. Anyone can write about any- 
thing," said McCiarrity. 

Radio Ravc\ is expected to ar- 
rive this week, and will be regular 
monthly publication. "We're start- 
ing out small, but we're going to 
expand," said McGarrity 

Black History Month captures true spirit of 
African American culture on Villanova's campus 


Assisliinl I raliufs hjilni 

When mentions are made ot the 
month of February, images of cold, 
blustery days, ice-skating, and sled- 
nding appear in one's mind and the 
excitement builds iiptowaids the four 
(eenth day <if whether candy and roses 
are in the future One aspect of the 
month that is nationally recognized, 
vet spoken little of is Black History 

Beginning ilecades ago as only a 
weeks worth of commemoration, it is 
celebrated now the entire month to 
honor and highlight the contributions 
.ind achievements made In Afro 
Americans The primarv purpose of 
these activities is lo instill within Afro 
Americans a sense ot pride and ac 
complishmcnt and to inform the gen 
eral public of Black Americans" ghv 

ritied past 

More recently, colleges and univer- 
sities nationwide are developing an 
apprcaation by creating programs in 
celebration of African American His- 
tory Month Students develop values 
for their own culture while recogni/ 
ing the beauty of other culliires 

Villanova began its celebration, 
with the assistance of the university's 
Black Cultural .Society, in January to 
commemorate Dr Martin I.uthcr Kini; 
Ir "s birthday 

Activities featured a week lnne 
series of events fx'ginning on Mond.iv. 
.January 15 and ending on Monday 
January 22 The theme of this years 
remembrance was "Beyond I'oler 
ance: Preserving the Dream." incliui 
ing a candlelight vigil ;ind procession. 
,1 one act play concerning the meet 
ing of Dr King and Malcolm X. a visit 
hv the well .ucl.iinitd pj'fl, Sonia 

Sanchez, and a day long series ot lec- 
tures, discu.ssions, and presentations. 

Jennifer CrilliarTin, ,i junior Nova' 
student .ind I'resiilent of the lilack 
Cultural Society, helped arrange the 
lestivities and took part in them as 
well "The turn out was not spectacu- 
lar." she (lis.ippointeiily comments. 
"There was not enough publicity and 
because the i elehration bejian imme- 
ili.iteK .lilei niii iitiirii Iroin recess , 
few students wire inlonned and in- 

Ms ( iilliamn espeei.illv lius 
trated at the h.indful of students 
appeared to listen to Sonia Sanchez, 
poetess and lemple University profes- 
sor She IS .ibsolutelv phenomenal 
and not enough of the campus was 
<ible to ex|X'rieiuc her taltiil WV were 
not able to gel a real feel lor the turn- 

February marks the beginning of 

lectures that will take place in the St. 
Augustine Center every Wednesday at 
4:(K) p m "Lecturers from various 
universities will speak on topics such 
as the art of the Harlem Reii.iissanci 
and .mother regarding African women 
and their place in society A propri- 
etor will he visiting here from a wax 
museum in B.illimore as well, " sin 
states proudly Ihe first of these lec- 
tures begins on lebruary 7 

Ms. Gilli tnm expresses her con- 
cern of the pixir attendaiue to the func 
tion,-.()l the Black ( ultural Society "1 
know from past experiences that a lot 
of students just came to the lectures 
because then professors tell them to 
receive extra credit " 

She faults the .ittitiuK s nt .i major- 
ity of the students (ui ( ainpiis as "nar- 
r(*w riiindeil. ' mu\ adds, "niaiiv do 
Dill recognize the |iie|ii(ii( e insiile of 
ilu 111 iiul the apathy they have towards 

us is hard. 

Many times we are fighting to 
break those constructed views that in- 
dividuals have of blacks." 

Although there is a poor contri- 
bution on cam|iiis ami lack of healthy 
.iltitude towards the efforts of the 
university's Black (iiltiiial .Society, 
Jennifer (iiili.min iirniiiilv states, "It 
was created in the sevcniies and this 
is the first cultural oiganiz.itioii 
formed m this school." 

Ms Ciillianin .icknowledges the 
ini[)ortance ot lebruary to herandher 
culture and ennsiders the month des- 
ignation of Blai k llistoi\ Month as 
effective ,iiul vvoillivvhile However, 
sadly still. Ill this day and age, it 
should not he necessary to signify a 
time period to recognize contributions 
and aehieveinents of blacks I ike 
everything else, it should just be a part 
of life" 

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Februarys, 1996 

Februarys, 1996 


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Student explores Belizian rainforest over break 


Assislani Lnurtutnmfnt Hdilor 

It is a warm and humid night. You 
are studying some sort of huge palm 
tree growing among an infinite sea of 
green. The intense gh)w of the moon 
aided by each member of the infinite 
speckling of stars provides you with 
apt lighting. As your eyes travel with 
the reach of the fern-like tree, they 
arrive at a skillfully constructed 
thatched roof. Realizing that the hut 
beneath this intertwining web of palms 
is your temporary home brings you 
back into the reality of your situation. 

Occasionally the perfection of your 
surroundings deceives you into believ- 
ing that they aren't quite real. It seems 
that you are in a huge green house 
beneath the planetarium of a science 
center It seems that the sound around 
you - a melody sung by birds and in- 
sects with a rhythm provided by the 
churning of a creek - is that of a new 
age recording - possibly titled The 
Sounds of Paradise. It is hard to fully 
persuade yourself that the paradise 
you are in involves no simulation. You 
are in the rain forest. 

At this time a year ago a core group 

of Villanova students had just resolved 
to find their way into this .scene. They 
began correspondence with an orga- 
nization which could provide them 
with such an opportunity. The stu- 
dents joined forces with the depart- 
ment of Peace and Justice and publi- 
cized their goal. They accepted ap- 
plications and held interviews, and 
soon a concrete plan was formed. On 
January 1 a group of 14 Villanovans 
would depart from the States and con- 
sume the next ten days with Belizean 

Because of the nature of the plan, 
most participants were chosen from 
the engineering applicants. A great 
part of the trip involved volunteer 
work to help complete a research and 
education center engineered with en- 
vironment-friendly devises such as 
solar power and composting toilets. 
This facility is a result of the Chris- 
tian Environmental Association's on- 
going quest for the prevention of hu- 
man misery through the protection of 
the environment. Named Jaguar 
Creek, this center nestled in the cen- 
tral Belizean rain forest incorporates 
Mayan architecture with modern en- 
vironmental technology. 

Aside from their exclusively Jag- 
uar Creek experiences, the group was 
exposed to many other facets of 
Belize. The country's diverse people, 
wildlife, and land are conveniently 
contained into an area 180 miles long 
and 68 miles wide which made pos- 
sible many day trips to other parts of 
the country. These trips provided fas- 
cinating political and social realiza- 
tions es[>ecially for those who had 
never visited a third world country. 
The poverty is immediately percep- 
tible. Personally, I remember being 
in awe of all the deteriorating aban- 
doned shacks only to be hit with the 
realization that they are not at all aban- 
doned but the typical occupied 
Belizean home. The country's agri- 
cultural economy is weak and 

Politically, Belize has also had its 
share of problems. It was originally a 
British colony. In 1962 it received the 
title of Colony of British Honduras. 
They struggled for independence and 
began self-government in 1964. On 
June 1, 1973 the country's name was 
changed from British Honduras to 
Belize. Complete independence was 
only recently achieved on September 

Members of the Belize trip pose while hiking in a rain forest near Jaguar Creek- 


Greek Briefs 

Alpha Chi members Kim Kosa and Jenna Troy have been busy with their independent studies The girls 
have been working hard on the campaign staff for the re-election of State Representative Colleen Sheehan. 
Keep up the good work girls! 

Congratulations to Rosanne McCormack for .scoring an internship with the popular magazine YM Way to 
go, Rosie! 

Alpha Chi Omega is plea.sed to be represented on this year's Panhellenic Council by Kim Kosa who has 
been elected as treasurer. 

(kkkI luck to Alpha Chi sisters Normajean Pratico and Allison Garvey who are missing a few classes this 
week to show off their smging, acting and dancing talents at auditions for the Philadelphia musical of "Annie." 
Break a leg girls! 

Alpha Chi si.sters be sure to watch Tempest on weekdays because you never know which Alpha Chi new 
member may be on TV... 

The sisters of Alpha Chi Omega would like to thank FIJI for the TG on Friday night and Zeta Psi for the TG 
on Saturday morning. 

Alpha Chi sisters, don't forget to sign up on the board for new member Elyse Glazer's Jenga party in 103 
Alumni. All sisters and new members are invited to join in the festivities and special guest. Bunny, will be 
speaking beforehand about the intricacies and wonders of "Jenga, the game of the future." Jill Marino is 
supplying refreshments and Elana is the DJ, so CHECK THE BOARD FOR DETAILS! 

Alpha Chi sister Jody McEvoy is filming her first commercial this week at her internship for SB! Bravo, 
J(k1ic ' Congratulations to Gerda Schoepp for representing Alpha Chi Omega on Villanova 's Orientation Training 
Stecrmg Committee Nice Gerdie 

Congratulations and welcome! We, the sisters of Alpha Delta Pi, would like to extend the warmest greet- 
ings to our new Alpha sisters. You have just become a member of the first and finest sorority. We arc building 
on our future and are so glad that you are now a pari of our pride! 

Many thanks to Kim Schncllen, the ADPi Rush Chair for a job more than well done. We couldn't have 
done It without you, Kim. Please, accept our heartfelt thanks!!! Thanks also to Kate Sweeney, the 
Information Chair and all the party chairs, Kim I^nFranca, Stefanie Delenno, Jennifer Graebe and Dara 

We had a wonderful Bid night and wc owe it all to Mo Martin, our Alpha F^tlucation Chair Way to go. Mo! 
What a terrific way to begin our Spirit Week, which was fabulously planned by Stephanie Rosales, our Spirit 
Chair Our week ended on a relaxed note with our two day chapter retreat, for which all of the credit goes to 
Noreen Scanlon, our MEVP, and her retreat counselors Thanks to Mo, Steph and Noreen! 

21, 1981. Trouble .soon followed over 
land disputes with Guatemala. 

Today, despite great economic 
trouble, Belize holds one of the most 
stable governments in Central 
America and the country's modest 
population, around 200,000, is grow- 
ing. At this time Belize City is by far 
the most populated metropolis in Cen- 
tral America with numbers from 1992 
counting to 46,342. Belmopan, the 
capital of Belize, is home to only 
3,739 residents. Traveling through the 
forest you witness many tiny villages 
with a slow pace of life unlike any- 
thing most Americans can even imag- 

Near Jaguar Creek is one such vil- 
lage with a Mayan population. The 
Mayans are indigenous to the area and 
hold a sizable local population. Driv- 
ing by the village you might witness 
someone pumping from the well, 
clearing land with a machete, or wash- 
ing laundry in the creek. We had a 
unique chance to meet residents of the 
village. Some of them were doing 
work at Jaguar Creek and while we 
volunteered they worked right along- 
side us. This sort of interaction ex- 
posed us to their lives and their cul- 
ture. Their personal stories taught us 
more about the country than any list- 
ing of facts ever could. When ques- 
tioned about the highlights of her 
Belizean experience, Kate Spurling 
mentions this personal interaction not- 
ing that it "brought a personality and 
spirit into the community that lived 

As mentioned earlier, we were not 
always at Jaguar Creek. We experi- 
enced Belizean culture in towns and 
restaurants. We viewed the Mayan 
ruins of Xunantunich and marveled at 
how a civilization that did not even 
possess the concept of the wheel could 
have erected such monstrous struc- 

tures. We were astonished by the 
abundance of life surrounding us - 
whether as molds, tarantulas, scorpi- 
ons, plants equipped with the defense 
of wilting when touched, or any one 
of the other eccentric and diverse spe- 
cies found in the rain forest. We snor- 
keled in a part of the largest barrier 
reef in the Western Hemisphere and 
explored caves which long ago were 
part of the reef's coral. In these barely 
explored caves we found Mayan pot- 
tery used more than 2,000 years ago 
in their religious sacrifices. We even 
discovered remains of bones from 
these sacrifices and were completely 
awed by the human skull we were led 
to by our guide. 

There is no question that the trip 
deeply affected all involved, and I de- 
tect mainly two reasons for this. One 
being the personal awakening pro- 
vided by exposure to nature's searing 
power. The other reason deals with 
the people of Belize, their history, and 
their culture. The interaction of the 
students and the residents was truly 
the spice of every experience. With- 
out it the participants would not have 
enjoyed such a true taste of Belize. 

Belize captivates. It captivates 
with its many worlds - its steep, 
jagged, and densely vegetated hills; its 
underground, sparkling, ancient caves; 
its expansive underwater life and its 
brilliant color; its pristine streams; its 
rolling citrus groves; its always trans- 
forming weather - from hot and blue 
to refreshing and rainy and consis- 
tently humid all the while; its exotic 
animals; and its uniquely beautiful 
jungle villages. At the same time it 
must be realized that encompassing all 
the wonder of its worlds is a third- 
world in need of much aid. Along with 
the naturally unforgettable images of 
Belize, its ugly images of poverty 
must also not be forgotten. 


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1. The Bouncing Souls 

2. The Spinane's 7 ' 

3. NOFX 

4. Butterglory 

5. Erics Trip 

6. The Wrens 

7. Sleepy Head 

8. Dahlia Seed 

9. NewWetKojak 

10. The Smugglers 

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Groundhog Day 


Author details study of Nova's 150-year history 


L d 

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Dr. David R. Contosta has recently 
written a history of Villanova Univer- 
sity titled Villanova University, 1842- 
1 992: American-Catholic-Augustin- 
lan. The work was commissioned by 
the University as part of the sesqui- 
centennial celebration of 1992 and 
was published Nov. 10, 1995. 

Contosta, the author of 10 previ- 
ous works, calls him.self "mainly a 
cultural historian." His first book was 
a biography of Henry Adams called 
Henry Adams and the American Ex- 
periment. Recently, Conto.sta has con- 
centrated his writing efforts on sub- 
jects found within the Philadelphia 
metropolitan area. "I think, in all my 
books, I attempt to see either how in- 
dividuals or institutions have devel- 
oped or have evolved as a result of 
multiple conditions or circumstances," 
said Contosta. "1 tried to approach 
Villanova almost like an anthropolo- 
gist," he added. 

Contosta has taught history in the 
Philadelphia area for 22 years, start- 
ing at Chestnut Hill College in 1974. 
He also has taught part time at Vill- 
anova, primarily graduate courses, 
since 1986. Contosta said that the idea 
for the book originated in a history 
department meeting in 1990, when the 
department chair. Dr. Donald Kelley 
posed the question as to whether any 
of the faculty members had an inter- 
est in doing a historical project for the 
sesquicentennial. "It was sort of co- 
incidence almost," said Contosta. "I 
had always wanted to do a college or 
university history, " he said, adding "1 
thought here's my chance to do it." 
While he was doing research for the 

book, Contosta also aided the Univer- 
sity archivist, the Rev. Dennis J. 
Gallagher, O.S.A., in a catalogue for 
a historical exhibit presented in the 
President's Lx)unge of Ctinnelly Cen- 
ter, as well as a pictorial history of 
Villanova. "I want to give Fr. 
Gallagher due credit. He was abso- 
lutely essential. He not only guided 
me through the archives, but, since 
he's been here a long time, he was able 
to help me understand all sorts of 
things I probably wouldn't have un- 
derstood otherwise. He really de- 
serves a lot of credit," said Contosta. 
Gallagher is recognized on the title 
page of the book. 

"All my life, I've tried to get a bet- 
ter sense of where I was and who I 
was by looking into the past," said 
Contosta. "I've always been fasci- 
nated I guess by college life, so it's 
really autobiographical in that respect. 
I really enjoyed my own college days, 
and I devote a lot of space in the book 
to student life," he said. 

"I think this book has serious rami- 
fications beyond Villanova. There 
haven't been too many serious stud- 
ies of Catholic colleges and universi- 
ties, and I think this will add, not only 
to our understanding of Catholic 
higher education, but higher education 
in general," said Contosta. 

The author placed great emphasis 
on the choice of the subtitle, "Ameri- 
can-Catholic-Augustinian," because 
he believes those are the main forces 
that have formed and driven the Uni- 
versity. "One of the dynamic forces 
here at Villanova has been this tug and 
pull, almost from the very beginning, 
between wanting to maintain a Catho- 
lic identity on the one hand and know- 
ing on the other that Villanova would 

have to accept certain wider currents 
in American life," said Contosta Ik- 
said this dynamic has been evident in 
many ways, including the curriculum 
and especially in student life. "For 
example, in a chapter called 'Catho- 
lic Gentlemen,' I tried to show how 
Villanova coped with students in the 
twenties who had .seen movies and 
read newspapers and magazines and 
had a sense of what rah-rah campus 
life was like elsewhere They dealt 
with it here by saying that the extra- 
curricular activities were really part ot 
the total package that helped to mold 
the Catholic gentleman. They gave 
the students a sense of freedom and a 
sense of choice that they really didn't 
have," said Contosta. This was done 
by demanding that all .students partici- 
pate in all campus activities which 
were prescribed by the University, but 
students would be given a say in things 
such as decorations and music for the 

Contosta devotes a chapter of the 
book to the student counterculture of 
the 1960s and 1970s. "There's a real 
clash here of worlds, tradi- 
tionally in Catholic colleges the stu- 
dents' sense of hierarchy and author- 
ity comes from above, not coming 
from below. This is something stu- 
dents challenged in the sixties and the 
seventies, and 1 think it opened the 
University up," he said. It was during 
this time that the University Senate 
was created. 

"How Villanova dealt with the 
wave of coeducation was also inter- 
esting," said Contosta. He .said there 
were many confronlations between 
.students and the administration over 
opposite .sex visitation in residence 
halls which had been totally banned 

through most of the school's history. 

"There's been a growing realiza- 
tion that Villanova can't attract stu- 
dents unless it offers the same sorts of 
amenities in student life that other 
places do," .said Contosta explaining 
the relatively recent modernization 
projects of the residence telephone 
systems and facility improvements. 

Conto.sta also said that the Univer- 
sity had difficulty continuing the strict 
religious mandates it had put upon stu- 
dents. "If you go back even into the 

early 1960s, Villanova had compul- 
sory religious retreats, which students 
finally rebelled against. The religious 
life here was very structured, with 
compulsory mas.scs and compulsory 
confessions, and now what Villanova 's 
gone to IS more of a voluntary reli- 
gious life," he said. These changes 
reflected the changes in American life 
according to Contosta, but he added 
that the University has not given in to 
the culture altogether. 



David Contosta 

Student reflects on summer study abroad 


Staff Reporter 

A rooster crows habitually each 
morning somewhere on the rolling 
hills of Urbine The church bells 
chime and clang as the sun and people 
of Sorrento rise slowly in unison. 1 7 
remaining towers cast long shadows 
over the hills surrounding San 
Gimignano. A yellow carpet reaches 
for the sky as fields of sunflowers 
cover the countryside of Tuscany. A 
full moon glistens dreamily off the 
channels in Venice as a gondolier skill- 
fully maneuvers his gondola. Smells 
of tomato sauce and pastries drift from 
home to home as you stroll down the 
narrow cobblestone streets. If these 
words form picturesque images in 
your minds, then you have just 
touched on only a few pleasures the 
Villanova University students experi- 
enced this summer in Italy. 

What do you get when 16 students, 
three professors and a common twinge 
of excitement are put together for six 
weeks of Italian culture, education and 

experience? If you are one of them, 
you get 18 friends and memories that 
will last a lifetime! 

The program that allowed this 
unique experience is the Villanova 
University International Summer 
Studies Program. From July 1 to Au- 
gust 13, 1995, students had the oppor- 
tunity to study abroad at the Univer- 
sity of Urbino in Urbino, and the 
Istituto Lorenzo de' Medici in Flo- 
rence, Italy. The purpose of the pro- 
gram was to develop Italian language 
proficiency and to introduce students 
to Italy and its people. For six heav- 
enly weeks, I had the chance to eat, 
sleep, live and "do as the Romans do" 
while getting six college credits in the 
Italian language. 

Students were offered a variety of 
course types, including language, art, 
history and literature. The first four 
weeks were spent studying from 9 
a.m. until 12 p.m. in Urbino, under the 
guidance of Villanova University pro- 
fes.sors. After a rough morning of 
studies, it became a relaxing habit to 
travel to nearby Pesaro to lie on the 

Urbino, Italy 

beaches lining the Adriatic Sea. 

While in Urbino, students resided 
in dormitory rooms. Food was pro- 
vided through the program in the uni- 
versity cafeteria, which was also an 
inexpensive and tasty meal for locals. 
Students were treated to delicious 
meals at ItKal restaurants and pizze- 
rias for some variety in their diets 
throughout the program. Of course, 
you were also permitted to venture out 
on your own. Most meals proved to 
be quite delicious, lengthy, filling and 

Once in Florence, the intensity of 
the training increased, as the profes- 
sors spoke very little English. Drills 
were performed from 9 a.m. until 1 
p.m. in grammar, pronunciation, com- 
prehension, and conversation. 

Accommodations in Florence were 
much more modem, with small, fully 
furnished apartments. Kitchens in 
each room provided the students with 
the opportunity to cook their own 

The Italian way of life took some 
getting used to, although I managed 
to easily fit in. Italian social norms 
such as long and relaxing lunches, a 
mid-day nap, and friends .socializing 
each evening in the piazza, created a 
pleasurable environment that was easy 
to adjust to. I felt welcome every 
where I went because communication 
with the locals did not prove difficult 

The highlight of the trip, although 
there were quite a few, had to be the 
many opportunities to travel Students 
took advantage of free time to sec 
sights such as Giglio, Lucca, Pisa, 
Siena, Rimini, Naples, Capri and San 
Marino, giving them exposure to a 
variety of villages within Italy A few 
excursions (to Venice. Assisi, Perugia, 
and Rome) were offered through the 

program, allowing students additional 
opportunities to better faniiliari/c 
themselves with the culture. The .igf 
and beauty of Italy cannot be captured 
in a photograph, but only in the expe- 
rience itself 1 felt the medieval char- 
acter imbedded in each of the many 
walled cities, and was able to imag- 
ine life many, many years ago. 

Studying abroad is an <ipp<)rtunity 
for everyone who is interested in an 

inexpensive way to best become fa- 
miliar with another culture For me, 
Ihe best way to understand his- 
tory and wav of life is to submerge 
myselt in the culture-aiul 1 succeeded. 
I'he tunes spent together in a for- 
eign land brought created a unity 
among new friends as if a big family 
was formed. I tried to bring home with 
me as much as I a)uld carry in my 
heart and memory 

The Villanovan Top 10 

Straight from the office of B.A. Baraccus 
Top 10 New Names for the duPont Pavilion 

10. Father Stackhouse Thunderdome 
9. The House that Cox Built 
8. Roscoe Harris Memorial Stadium 
7. Ron's House 
6. duZeffy Pavilion 

5. The building fomerly known as duPonl 
Pavilion (with accompanying symbol) 
4. Spectrum HI 
3. Corestates duPont Pavilion 
2. The Apollo (just to screw Temple) 

....and the No. 1 New Name for duPont 

1. The Belle Air Nightclub (at least then 
there wouldn't be any more long lines) 

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"Heat's" chaotic pace lights up the screen 


Assistant Entertainment Editor 

When I walked into the movie the- 
ater at 2:0()p.m. on a Sunday altermxin 
(my first-ever Sunday afternoon 
movie excursion, mind you), 1 had no 
idea that 2 hours and 52 minutes later, 
I would be walking around in an ex- 
hausted ha/e. This is the effect that 
seeing the movie, "Heat," had on my 
system. I was not the only person in 
the theater who felt this way, either, 
because both of my friends made simi- 
lar remarks regarding uncomfortable 
limbs and tired eyes on the way back 
to campus. It was nearly two hours 
later when we could finally discuss 
the movie with some semblance of 

"Heat" revolves around Veteran 
\JK?D detective, Vincent Hanna (Al 
Pacino) as he tracks the whereabouts 
of an infamous gang of professional 
thieves led by Neal McCauley (Rob- 
ert DeNiro). Michael Mann directed 
the film's cast, which also includes Val 
Kilmer, Amy Brenneman and Ashley 
Judd. Hanna is attracted to the gang's 
case when they plot the ingenious rob- 
bery of an armored car, meticulously 

complete their plan and kill all tour 
car guards. 

Throughout the movie, the audi- 
ence catches glimpses into only two 
of the thieves' lives. Chris, played by 
Val Kilmer, is a heavy gambler mar- 
ried to Charlene (Ashley Judd) and 
father of a young son, Dominic. Neal 
is Chris' best friend and father figure, 
as well as a self-described loner. He 
has spent many years playing the game 
and knows that to seek attachment (ro- 
mantic or otherwise) can prove deadly. 
Detective Hanna, on the other hand, 
is involved in a failing third marriage 
and has an emotionally disturbed 
twelve year old step-daughter. His 
attachment is to his work, and the pur- 
suit of McCauley 's crime ring s(X)n be- 
comes a 24 hour operation. 

The pace of "Heat"varies with each 

For example, in times of interac- 
tion among detectives, the movie be- 
comes slow and boring. On the other 
hand, during action-filled moments (of 
which there are many), the audience 
members feel as though they are ac- 
tually part of the scene. 

Despite this excitement, there are 
many shots which seem irrelevant to 

Eating on the Main Line 


t niertainment Editor 

A fine dining atmosphere is not 
what you will find if vou visit 
Bertuccis in Wayne. 

The restaurant has a cafeteria at- 
mosphere with the kitchen open for 
all to see its works. The main eating 
area is tight, crowded and loud, so if 
you go, request to sit on the left side. 
The wait on a Saturday night is 
long — lor me ovei an hour (although 
when 1 arrived, 1 was told it would 
onlv be a M)-'\^ minute wait) OK so 
the atmosphere is lacking, but how's 
the food? 

Once you finally get seated the 
food is OK. The prices are good tor 
the pizza. My companion and 1 or- 
dered a small "Sporkie Pizza" and 
"I.inpuinc with meat sauce" for our 
mam entrees The food arrived 
promptly, unlike our seats I thought 
the "Sporkie" was tasty and differ- 
ent. It had ricolta, sausage, mozza- 
rella and tomato sauce on it. My com- 
panion, on the other hand, decided 
that ricotta was meant to stay in 
ravioli He also felt that the ricotta 
was in unusually large abundance 

compared to the rest of the toppings. 
On this point I had to agree. 

The "Linguine with meat sauce" 
was another issue entirely. I felt that 
the price, $8.25, was high for what 
we got, which was basically spaghetti. 
It tasted g(K>d, but barely had any meat 
in its sauce. It was something I could 
have concocted quite easily at home 
and for a lot less than $8.25. 

Finally, for desert we had the "Ital- 
ian Cheesecake " It had a raspberry 
sauce that tasted delicious, but the 
cheesecake it.self was kind of dry. My 
companion fell that the dryness came 
from the chocolate biscotti it was 
served with. I don't know if that was 
It or not, hut 1 usually scarf up cheese- 
cake and I did not with this one. 

If you plan to visit Bertuccis in 
Wayne, don't do it at a peak hour on a 
weekend night. Stick with the pizza; 
a small is plenty for two and the pri^e 
IS good, IxTtovers should be brought 
home They re-heat well And for 
those of you who want to eat at home 
they have take-out. I give this restau- 
rant 2 1/2 stars out of 5 because the 
atmosphere was lacking and the food 
was nothing amazing Check out our 
restaurant reviews every week. 

Kcrtiicei's Italian restiiarani ofTrrs a wide variety of pi/za and pasta. 

the plot and only last 

for a couple of seconds. It is dur- 
ing these times that the audience be- 
comes confu.sed as to what is actually 

The interaction between DeNiro 
and Pacino is the most highly antici- 
pated scene of the movie. 

Unfortunately, the "diner scene" 
lasts a mere five minutes; this is 
shorter than it took to roll the final 
credits. Granted, the acting talent 
shared by two legendary actors 
is brilliant, but this brief interchange 
begs for more time to unfold. Instead, 
the audience is immediately whisked 
away to even more scenes of gunfire, 
brutality and death. 

I'he climax of "Heat" occurs about 
40 minutes from the last scene. Neal's 
gang plans elaborate bank heist, 
which, if completed successfully, will 
make the thieves $12.5 million richer 
than they already are. Vincent's team, 
well aware of the attack, follows in 
hot pursuit. The result is a wild chase 
through a popular L.A. shopping dis- 
trict that lasts for a record 20 minutes. 

Never before in a movie have 1 
seen so many shots fired, car windows 
broken, and dead people lying in the 









Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, and Val Kilmer Heat up the big screen in 

street. The robbery and following ac- 
tion was exciting for about ten min- 
utes, but the rest seemed a waste of 
time and fake blood. 

Although extremely long and at 
times stagnant, "Heat" is worth watch- 
ing. Its gritty portrayal of professional 

thieves proves clever and enticing, 
while the acting remains first-rate. If 
you don' mind witnessing the deliv- 
ery of an occasional cheesy line (most 
likely by Al Pacino- Who knew?), the 
feeling of utter clulessness, then see- 
ing this movie can prove to be an en- 
tertaining experience. 

Bouncing Souls capture true 
spirit of punk rock music 


lUiturrs hditnr 

Fellow punk rcKk fans may agree 
hat It would be difficult, some may 
•ven say impossible, for The Bounc 
ng Souls to top their first full-length 
ilbum entitled ThcdtHMi, the Bad. ami 
hrAr/^ylc However, with the 
^f their second album. The Bouncing 
iouls have reached a pinnacle in the 
)unk rock world. These natives of 
••Jew Bninswick, N.I once again amaze 
heir fans with their catchy, sing-alon^ 
ityle of punk known only to The 
bouncing Souls. 

Maniacal I ait^htvr . the band's sec- 
Mid full length release on FWO 
U'cords immediately explodes with 
•nergy that remains consistent 
hroughoiit the album I'he first track, 
■ntitled "Uimar Vannoy," exhibits the 
leavy baselines c(mimon to the mu 
lie of Ilie Bouncing Souls The lyr 
cs of the fifth track, entitled 'All of 
his and Nothing." display the band\ 

disgust and animosity toward the 
MTV and major label executives who 
are attempting to commercialize true 

I'he comical track entitled Ouick 
Check Girl," tells the story of un- 
requited love for an engaged Uxal con 

Maniacal Laughter im- 
mediately explodes with 
energy that remains 
consistent thoughout 
the album 

vi'nit'Tia' ^iiurt" i':t»:Hli'r Alt»nj» itu' 
same lines. 'Fiorn to Lose," the 
album's strongest track, is also a 
loser's anthem of love and loss Fi- 
nally, I'he Bouncing .Souls take a dra 
matic turn and successfully perform a 
Dick Dale style surf rock song called 
"Moon O ver Asbury." a song dcdi 

cated to the east coast surfer. 

The debut of Maniacal I.auf^h 
ler landed on WXVU's Top 35 at 
number 1, and will remain on the 
lop of Ihe chart for upcoming 
weeks, according to WXVU's mu 
sic director. Matt Rumain "The 
Bouncing Souls have something 
that everyone can en|oy." said 
Rumain " I'hey have mainstream 
appeal while retaining the raw 
freshness of punk rock," com 
mented WXVIJ I)J Brett Burton. 

II you wish to dance like you 
have ants in your pants, tonight is 
your lucky night The Bouncing 
Souls are appearing tonight at the 
Irocadero at 7pm for the small cost 
of %(^ It is definitely going to be a 
show worth seeing 

February 2, 1996 


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Tracy Chapman mellows with age in New Beginning 


Staff Reporter 

When Tracy Chapman first entered 
the music world, she was singing on 
Boston street corners and in coffee 
houses. Next, her self-tilted debut al- 
bum and subsequent albums marked 
her as a singer with an unforgettable 
voice and lyrics that rang in sincerity. 
That was seven years ago. Now 
Chapman is back with a new release 
that, like a good wine, has a taste of a 
stronger and more mature quality. 

New Beginning is exactly that- a 
fresh start approach to many of the 
themes featured in her music. An ac- 
tive supporter of human rights, global 
unity, and environmental preservation, 
this world musician states, "We're at 
a place right now, approaching the new 
century where we could find new so- 
lutions to old problems that are still 
plaguing society." In addition to this 
political sentiment, Tracy's songs also 
explore the depths of love. She sings 
about delicate longing in "The Prom- 
ise," smoldering passion in "Smoke 
and Ashes," and a lover's tortured de- 
votion in "Give Me One Reason." 
Currently being played on the radio, 
"Give Me One Reason," is a playful. 

bluesy folk-sounding number that just 

Chapman is often labeled as a folk 
singer whose work is comparable to 
that of The Indigo Girls, Joni Mitchell 
and possibly Joan Baez, but it seems 
out of place to suggest similarities 
with Bruce Sprigsteen! For the astute 
listener, though, the powerful word- 
play and compelling emotion of 
Tracy's lyrics enhance her ability to 
really tell stories that matter, a feature 
has always been attributed to the Boss 
himself. In New Beginnin , Tracy 
brings to life the story of a boy's tragic 
downfall in "Cold Feet." Another 
song, "At This Point In My Life," is 
an eloquent piece that remains true to 
the album's theme of change, growth 
and renewal. 

New Beginning was recorded vir- 
tually live in the studio, which ex- 
plains the clarity of the vocals and 
acoustic guitars. It also makes the lis- 
tener feel like they are at an "un- 
plugged" concert. As some students 
claim, this reinforces the belief that 
her music speaks personally to them. 
Though this collection of 11 tracks is 
enhanced by Tracy Chapman's pow- 
erful voice and lyrical grace, my only 
complaint is that it leans too much in 
the mellow direction. 

Cafe Paradise provides 
a relaxing atmosphere 


Senior Reporter 

Sunday afternoons meant only 
one thing when I was younger- Fun. 
Sunday was the day to do nothing but 
read the comics, dig for a buried trea- 
sure or go to the park. Unfortunately, 
as 1 grow older, Sunday has taken on 
a new and busier significance. It is 
now the time to clean the apartment, 
do laundry, write papers, read for my and tie up all the loose ends 
of the week. For the most part, I do 
my Sunday chores without a grumble 
but sometimes I still get the urge to 
return to my childhood mentality and 
just take it easy. Cafe Paradiso in 
Ardmore is the perfect place to in- 
dulge in this pleasure 

You have probably passed this 
tiny oasis from the daily grind many 
times as you zipped down l>ancaster 
Ave The shop it.self is rather small 
but instead of being cramped it is 
extremely intimate. You will find 
people solo reading a book or writ 
ing poetry while others chat around 
marble toped tables with their favor 
itc caffeinated stimulant. Soft music 
plays in the background and compli 
ments the peace of the establishment 
which is occasionally broken by the 
whirring of the cappuccino machine 

The menu is a coffee lovers 
dream. One can purchase either your 
normal cup of Joe or (for you con- 
noisseurs) a mocha, breve, cafe au 
lait, cappuccino, latte, macchiato or 
americano. Prices range from $1.50- 
$2.75 for a single or $1.75-$2.75 for 
a double. You can also add a shot of 
flavor for $.25. For those of us who 
do not particularly enjoy coffee but 
like the atmosphere of the coffee- 
house the hot chocolate and hot va- 
nilla are good choices at $1.75. The 
hot vanilla tastes a little like a warm 
vanilla milkshake with whipped 
cream on top. 

Cafe Paradiso also offers chilled 
versions of their coffees. These are a 
little more expensive than their hot 
counterparts with prices ranging from 
$2.50-$3.00. Italian soda can be 
purchased for $ 1 .50 if something hot 
is not appealing. 

In addition to coffee (hot and 
cold). Cafe serves up some 
des,scrt selections which looked sin- 
fully g{K)d and special soups. 

Cafe is closed on Mon- 
day but open the rest of the week with 
later hours on Thursdays, Fridays and 
Saturdays. It is located at ?>] Fast 
I^anca.ster Avenue so as you cniise 
down the Main Line stop in and en- 
|oy a cup of relaxation 

T^cy Chapman's new CD NewBeginning proves her to be a strong artist. 

Vasey's Coming attractions 


Special to the VUlanovan 

The Villanova Theatre 1995-96 
rocks to another beat this February 
with the production of Sam Shepard's 
by Dr. Joanna Rotte, the play runs for 
two weeks from February 14-18 and 

Set in a fantasy future, THE 
TOOTH OF CRIME depicts a 
rock'n'roll duel-to-the-death between 
Hoss, the defending champ of the 
music scene, and Crow, the upstart 
challenger who is neither interested in 
nor concerned with "paying his dues" 
for the right to kn(Kk the top. 

Written in 1972, soon after 
Shepard's own ambition of becoming 
a rock star fizzled, THE TOOTH OF 
CRIME is considered by several crit- 
ics to be his best work. In his review 
of the 1972 production. Harold 
Clurman de.scribed the play as "char- 
acteri.stically Shepard and possibly his 
best." Nearly 20 years later, Clurman 's 
initial positive reaction still rcMinated 
as ChicagoTribune critic Sid Smith 
rollicking celebration of language in 
the time of rock and roll . Sam 
.Shepard's best play." For director 
Rotte, the play represents the 
playwright's culmination of -Shepard's 
early yearning to play rock'n'roll 
What is astonishing, she feels, is thai 
this prophetic work is so "flawless in 

its writing"; for Rotte. the language is 
"mythic poetry." 

A riveting mixture of both music 
and its varied vocabulary, the play 
opens as Hoss, i.solated and protected 
in his mansion, receives screened in- 
formation about his competition and 
placement on "the charts" from the 
staff who have helped package and 
commercialize his"image." Literally 
and figuratively trapped by this image 
as well as by his no.l status, he is in 
Rotte"s words, "trying to discover his 
place in the universe, he has lost touch 
with his origins and become an indus 
try." While being "top of the charts" 
gratifies Hoss emotionally and protes- 
sionally, it also signals his inevitable 
fall This impending doom is rein- 
forced as Crow enters to challenge the 
killer master 

For Rotte, Shepard focuses in 
problem of the to be authentic 
and heard, and, in doing so, to avoid 
becoming "public property." To 
achieve success in the art world en- 
tails what Shepard calls "playing by 
the code." The freedom to 
deviate, however, is evscntial to the cre- 
ativity and development of the artist 
The struggle to reconcile this dilemma 
is at the heart (>f the plav 

Resident designers Wesley 
Maloney-Truitt on set, Jerold R 
Forsyth on lights and F-jleen Tagiie on 
sound combine their talents to create 
Ihe soaring metallic platforms, rock 
concert lighting effects and bottom 

less sound that reflect Rotte s vision 
of the production as an exploration of 
the nature of performance Margie 
McCarty's eclectic design for cos- 
tumes brings style to the variety of 
rock images embodied by the charac- 

A talented cast of Villanova gradu- 
ates and students brings Shepard's 
musical exploration to life Anthony 
( jiampetro takes on the role of the tra- 
ditional rocker, Hoss. A professional 
actor whose credits have included per- 
formances with Simply Classic The- 
atre, the Philadelphia Drama Guild, 
and more, Tony is a recent Villanova 
graduate, where he performed as an 
acting scholar. He is joined by current 
Villanova Acting Scholar and Actor's 
l-^quity member .Seth Pendleton asthc 
intruder. ( row. Julie C/arnecki. also 
a Villanova graduate and regular on 
the Villanova stage lor many years, 
plays Becky L>ou, Hoss" savvy assis- 
tant. Also performing as actors, musi- 
cians and singers are Villanova gradu- 
ate students Charlie Del Marcelle, 
John Rea (who doubles as music di- 
rector), Josette lodaro. Ray Saraceni. 
Morgan Baker. Mike Heffner. Ann 
Dasen and Villanova senior Steve 
Smith niETOOTH OF CRIMi: runs 
from February 14- IK and 20-25 Per- 
formance times are H p m. luesdays 
through Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sun- 
days Ticket prices are $n to $16 
with discounts lor senior citizens, stu- 
dents and groups. 

CAT presents cures for student doldrums 


Vr ruhiti Relations, CAT 

If you've been waiting for an op 
portunity to get involved at Villanova. 
come to Connelly Center on Thurs- 
day, Feb S The Office of Student De 
velopmcnt and the Campus Activi 
ties Network are .sp<insoring ( ampus 
Activities Night from 7 to 10 ptn 

At Campus Activities Night, van 
(His student organizations will have 
tables set up throiighf)Ut the Connelly 
Center \/here they will have informa 
lion about their organizations and 

sign up sheets for anyone who is in- 

Although there are opportunities .it 
Ihe beginning of the fall semester, 
many students are not sure which or 
ganizations they would like to join, or 
are not ready to make a committment 
at that time. 

According to Randall Farmer. Di 
rector of Student Development, the 
main purpose of Campus Activities 
Nighl will be "to reintroduce the stu- 
dent organizations to Ihe campus com 
miinity It is an opportunity for the stu 
dent groups to recruit members and lor 

the students to find out what oppor 
lunilies are available to them" 

In addition to this great chance lo 
get inv(^lved. the nighl will feature 
live entertainmenl and complimentary 

The program will begin with 
"Friends " showing in the Belle Air 
Nightclub al S p m followed by Co 
median. Ivmmy Gay, at H.M) p m 
The Bogmen will close Ihe evening's 
entertainmenl wilh a high energy 
show starting al '> 1 S p in 

I'he Bogmen. a rcKk band which 
describes its sound as Hi-FiyLtJw- 

hrow Supercharged l.ounge fodder." 
will perform songs from their recently 
released debul album. I ifc Hci^ins al 
40 Million rhey have been perform 
ing up ami down ihe east coast lor the 
past three years, building a loyal fol 
lowing along Ihe way Their perfor 
inance promises to be unique. 

Comedian 1 mmv Gav. often de 
scribed as the next Whoopi (ioldberg. 
lias had successful perfoim.inces at 
over 70 colleges and clubs around the 
country Known as a multi ciilliiral 
comedian. I. mmv has been involved 

in comedy .ind entertainmenl tor about 
14 years. Emmy's energetic perfor 
mancc style, featuring stand-up com- 
edy, performance art ,mi\ ch.tracler 
monologues, is sure lo keep the audi- 
ence l.iughing. 

Campus Activities Nighl will be 
tun lor the entire Villanova commu- 
nity. So, what are you wailing for'.' 
Come to Campus Activities Night on 
Feb. H. Don't miss one of tin- most 
exciting campus programs of iln ve,ir. 

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Commisssioned book shows Villanova's progress 



Villanova University, 1842-1992: 
American-Calholic- August inian 
(Penn State Press, $35. 00) by l)r 
David R. C'ontosta presents the his- 
tory of Villanova history through its 
first 150 years. The work was com- 
nnssioned by the University as part of 
the school's sesquicentennial celebra- 
tion of 1992 

The ambitious work was a three- 
year project for C ontosta who did the 
majority of his research in the 
Villanova University Archives and the 
Augustinian Provincial Archives. His 
fastidious research yielded a history 
that is well-documented, containing 
over SHO end notes for a 274-page text 

As a historian. Dr. Contosta's re- 
search is beyond reproach, particularly 
for the chapters covering Villanova's 
birth. Contosta does a fabulous job in 
recreating the early years of the Uni- 
versity through the few business docu- 
ments and letters that are available 
from that time period. It is in the first 
two chapters that Contosta does the 
best job as historian. He provides a 
good historical context around the 
dealingsof the Augustinians and their 
first students, which allows the reader 
to get a basis for the contemporary 
situation. This historical grounding 
is absolutely necessary for a period of 
which most lay readers would other- 
wise be relatively ignorant. 

As a story-teller, C^mtosta really 
struggles through the first two chap- 
ters, largely due to the dearth of source 
materials other than simple sanitized 
business documents. Although these 
chapters are necessary to understand 

where Villanova came from, the au- 
thor spends too much lime detailing 
events that would be of interest only 
to a fellow historian. A casual reader 
will have difficulty muddling through 
the first 50 or so pages. 

One can conclude that part of the 
reason the early passages in the book 
are so mundane is that Contosta him- 
self was struggling, given the lack of 
interesting sources. It is readily evi- 
dent that the aspect of Villanova 
Contosta finds most interesting is that 
of student life in relation to the Au- 
gustinian administrators. In chapter 
three, the story picks up as more hu- 
manized sources become available. It 
is in this chapter that Contosta first 
cites The Villanovan (cited 285 
times), the official student newspaper 
begun in 1916, as well as other stu- 
dent publications. 

The progress of the relationship 
between students and administrators 
is the interesting and entertain- 
ing story-line in the history. Contosta 
makes it evidently clear that the 
Augustinians ruled the University with 
a tight fist and begrudgingly gave up 
bits of that control slowly over the 
years as situations left no other choice. 
The flashpoint of this hierarchical re- 
lationship came during the late 196()s 
and early 1970s. Contosta does an 
amazing job of recreating the tension 
on campus during this time in the 
chapter "Villanova Counterculture." It 
was during this period that students 
demanded a relaxation of the puritani- 
cal visitation laws that were vigor- 
ously enforced throughout the school's 
history. He relates a story of how, in 
1971, a group of women held a "girl- 
in" in Sullivan Hall after the adminis- 

tration had refused to grant parietals. 
The students then burned administra- 
tion members in effigy and proceeded 
to block traffic at the intersection of 
Ithan Avenue and Lancaster Pike. 

It was also during this period that 
students revolted against the 
University 's policy of comf)elling stu- 
dents to participate in religious activi- 
ties. Such policies required student 
attendance at masses and at religious 
retreats. Contosta quotes a 
Villanovan of that time as writing that 
compulsion was "most often used to 
shield some kind of incompetence, 
some kind of rational impotency." 
Contosta writes, "In the face of con- 
stant complaints and noncompliance, 
the University dropped the mandatory 
retreats in the 1960s. Meanwhile, 
fewer and fewer professors . . .began 
each class with prayers, a custom that 
had long prevailed at Villanova." 

Contosta writes in the introduction 
of the book that he wrote the work 
with an audience of more than just 
Villanovans in mind, but it is difficult 
to imagine that anyone without either 
an attachment to the University or a 
serious interest in the history of the 
period would appreciate this book. 
For those who have spent time at this 
University, the work explains much of 
how things have evolved and why 
University practices are the way they 
are. Also, Contosta does a fine job of 
relating the personalities behind the 
names found on the buildings on cam- 

Villanova University, 1842-1992: 
American-Catholic- Augustinian can 
be found in area bookstores, as well 
as the University Shop. 

ViUanova University, 1842-1992:American-Catholic-Augustinian, traces the 
roots of ViUanova University. 

Cultural film series: "Politics and the Personal" showing "JFK" 


Staff Reporter 

Oliver Stone directs his films just 
as F'ablo Pica.sso usedto paint pictures 
With his 1992 release, "JFK," Stone 
combines amateur and documentary 
footage with his own montage of 
elaborate shots and canted angles, to 
present a new aesthetic. It is a sort of 
cinematic With each jump cut. 
Stone gives a different perspective. 
With each shot, wc sec things from a 
different angle, and through different 


This intensely paranoid style, 
which comes from Stone's very dis- 
trustful '60s mind set, challenges 
people to question those who have the 
power to conceal the truth. 

When "JFK" first came out the 
press had a field day, and the recently 
released "Nixon" has proven to be just 
as provocative. The most commonly 
objected to of Oliver Stone 's methods 
was the combining of documentary 
footage with feature film footage, or 
more directly, combining true reality 
with Oliver Stone's reality. But, as 
Nora Ephron has said in her speech 
entitled "HollywiM>d and History; The 

Debate Over 'JFK'" documented in 
the April 6,1992 issue of The Nation, 
"What the press is truly objecting to 
are not your techniques, but that you're 
there at all, that you have a political 
agenda- and this is the important part- 
that you are imposing a narrative. Or 
put more simply, that you are telling a 

Whenever a writer takes a raw 
mound of material and attempts to 
mold it into something, he or she is 
imposing a narrative. The moment a 
writer's fingers touch the material it 
immediately becomes, in a way, their 

In "JFK," Oliver Stone connects 

events and introduces characters that 
(as an editorial in the 1992 issue of 
The Christian Century says) "even 
conspiracy buffs have not empha- 

In "JFK," Oliver Stone 
connects events and in- 
troduces characters that 
"even conspiracy buffs 
have not emphasized 

sized." He makes these connections 
with such a unique and intriguing tech- 
nique that it invites us to really con 

sider the larger issue. He makes you 
think twice. 

"JFK" will be showing at the 
Connelly Center Cinema on Feb. 3, 
4, and 5 at 7p.m. as part of the 
Villanova Cultural Film and Lecture 
Series, "Politics and the Personal." 
The guest speaker on Monday will 
be Susan Mackey-Kallis who will dis- 
cuss "Betrayal and Death of a Dream 
in 'JFK.'" She has recently written a 
book on Oliver Stone entitled Oliver 
Stone 's America: Dreaming the Myth 

Ticket prices are $.3.(K) for students 
and $4.00 for the public. 

Local Movie Theatre Show times 

AMC (iranite Run 8: 

Don't Be a Menace(K) I ri & Sal 

Sl.'i 10:30 12:30, Sun -S:15 I0:.30 
Ht'at(R) In {<l Sat -9 ()0, Sun -9:00 
Father of thf Bride 2(P(i) In A; S;.t 
.S 30,Sun 5:30 

Black Sheep(F'G13) Fri.-1:00 5:2{) 
7:30 IO(M)12:0.'^,Sal I()0 3:1.S.S:20 
7:50 IO:(K) 12:03, Sun - 1 .(K» 3:15 5:20 
7:50 10 (Ml 

Jiimanji(PG) Fri 2:00 5:30 8:05 
10.20. Sal 12:40 3:00 5:30 H:05 
10:20, Sun 12:40 3:00 5:30 8:05 

Toy Story((;) Fri.l:50 
Sat.- 12:30 2:30 5 (M)7:(K), Sun. 
2:30 5:fX)7:(M) 

White SqualK P( i 1 ^ ) Fri ik Sal I 40 
4 SO 7 45 10.25, Sun I 40 4 50 7:45 

Sense and Sensibililv(PCf) Fri Si. 
Sat.-l. 15 4:15 7:20 10:25, Sun. -1:15. 
4:15 7:20 10:25 

Mr. Holland's Opus(P(i) Fri 1:(M) 
4:00 7:05 10: 15, Sat.- 12:.5()4:(K) 7:05 
10:15, Sun -12:50 4:(K) 7:05 10:15 
Big Bully(P(i) Fri -2(K), Sal -12.^0 
2:45. Sun -12:30 2:45 
The Jun)r(R) Fri. & Sat. 1 .30 4:45 
7:30 10:10 12:30, Sun- 1:30 4:45 7:30 
10 10 

Plaza Theatre: 

Mr. Holland's Opus(P(J) Fri 6 45 

10:(H), Sat. & Sun.-I2:30 3:30 6:45 


Sense and Sensibilitv(PCi) Fri -7:15 

10:15. Sat.«<t Sun I'l OO 4:00 7 IS 


<& Sun. 

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5:00 7 OO. 

Bala 3 Theatres: 

Bed of Roses(PCi) Fri 5:15 7:15 9:15, 

Sat. & Sun- 1:15 3: 15 5: 15 7: 15 9: 15 

12 Monkeys(R) Fri -5:lX) 7:.30 10:(K), 
Sat & Sun -1 .M) 4:.30 7:30 10:00 
I^eaving l>as Vegas(R) Fri -5 (M) 7 (M) 

•):30,Sal &. Sun.-1:(K)4 (K)7 (K)*) ,M) 


Jumai\ji(P(;) Fn 7:00 9:40. Sat 
ik Sun. 1:(M)4:(K)7:(K) 9:40 
Bed of Roses(P(;) Fri. -7 45 l():(K), 
Sat. & Sun- 1:15 3: 15 5: 15 7:45 10:(K) 
Black Sheep(P(M3) Fn 7:15 9:30, 
Sat. &. Sun. -12:45 2:45 5:(K) 7:15 9:.^0 
Eye For An Eye(R) Fn -7:30 9:50. 
Sat Si Sun 1 .30 4:30 7:30 9:50 

Ritz Five Movies: 

Nobody Loves Me Fri , Sat. 

12:45 2:55 5:05 7:15 9:25 

Othello(R) Fri., Sat., & Sun - 1 I 30 
2:05 4:35 7:15 9:55 

Richard III(R) Fri., Sat . A Sun 

11:(K) 1: 10 3:20 5:.30 7:45 10:(K) 

Sense and Sensibility(PCi) Fri., Sat . 

Si Sun.-Il:10 1:55 4:45 7:30 10:15 

Restoration(R) Fri , Sat . Sl Sun.- 

12:15 2:40 5:05 7 35 10:05 

(ieorgiaiR) Fn . Sal , Si Sun.-2:35 


Leaving I>as Vega.s(R) Fri . Sat , & 

Sun.-12:45 3:(X)5:15 7:.30(>:45 

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Ritz At The Bourse: 

Dead Man Walking(R) Fri . Sat , & 

Sun - 1 1 .30 1 2.^0 2:(K) V(K) 4 .30 5.^0 
7:00 H:(K) 9:30 10:.^0 
Frankie Starlight(R) Fri.. Sat , Si 
Sun -1:00 3:05 5:10 7:15 9:20 
Persua.sion(PG) Fn., Sat., & Sun.- 
12:15 5:05 7:25 

_ '»>£jy^:» «r««>T 

Bryn Mawr 2 Theatres: 

Heat (R)- Fri . Sat , & Sun - 930 only 

Mr. Holland's Opus (PO) Fn 4 30 

7.30 10.30 Sat A Sun -1 :.30 4:.30 7:30 


Toy Story ((i)Fn5:(M) 7 (M) Sal Si 

Sun - 1 fK)3 IK)5:(M)7:(K) 

Anthony Wayne 2 The- 

The Juror (R) Fn 5 15 H:(H) lO.M) 
Sat - 2:(K) 5:15 «:(K) 10:30 Sun - 2 (H) 
5 15H:{K) 10:15 

White Squall (P( 113) Fri - 4:45 7 .M) 
10:15Sat.-l:.30 4:45 7:.'i0 10:15Sun.- 
130 4:45 7:30 10:(K) 

February 2. 1996 


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Green Day keeps punk alive 


Staff Reporter 

With the coming of Green Day's 
new album, Insomniac, punk rock has 
established its biggest icon since Billy 
Idol. Last year. Green Day swept into 
the pop culture scene with Dookie, 
providing listeners with upbeat 
baselines and appealing lyrics. Songs 
such as "Longview," "She," and 
"When I Come Around" could be 
heard throughout the halls of campus 
dorms and were overplayed on the ra- 

Now here come fourteen new 
tracks on Insomniac. So far, "Geek 
Stink Breath" and "Brain Stew" reek 
of chaos and reckless abandon - as 

does the whole album. Most of the 
lyrics take a dark turn with lines like 
"to hell with unity, separation's gonna 
kill us all" and "I self destruct and I 
get myself all wound up," but the 
music serves to keep li.steners glued 
to their radios. 

A preliminary survey oilrusommac 
on Villanova's campus suggests that 
most students don't like the new al- 
bum. Three reasons may be given in 
response to this. First, the album 
sounds exactly the same as Dookie. 
Let's face it, though. Green Day will 
never be Michael Bolton or Billy Joel, 
so don't expect them to turn away 
from their punk, party music roots. 
Second, Insomniac's lyrics don't have 
the creativity as did those from 
Dookie. While Dookie has a "Let's 

take a walk through the wacky world 
of Billie Joe" feeling, Insomniac takes 
a darker, more frustrated stance, as is 
indicated by the often decadent lyrics 
and frequent use of profanities. The 
third problem seems to lie in the ex- 
pectations of the audience. 

It's nearly impossible to make 
Dookie II and expect it to be just as 
good as the original. Just look at what 
happened to Pearl Jam when they went 
from Ten to Vs. 

In defense of Green Day, Insom 
niac is just as energetic as Dookie, and 
the chaotic lyrics may add to the fren- 
zied pleasure of mash pit dwellers 
across the nation. 

Insomniac keeps Green Day 
prominent in the pop scene, and makes 
punk rock enthusia.sts proud. . 


By Huggy, Cutie and their joyful cohort 

Horoscope Gurus 

Aquarius:It is time to do it. We do not know what "it" exactly is but this is the time to do it. 
Remember before you do anything that blue and yellow make green and you have to click your 
heels together three times to make it back to Kansas. 

Pisces:Take this opportunity to ponder the questions that have baffled humanity throughout 
the ages. For example, "Why do fools fall in love? and "If we were transformed into gingerbread 
men and women, would cannibalism be more prevalent?" 

AriesrYou are a diamond in the rough, so try to become more polished and refined over the 
next week. Drink your cheap beer from wineglasses. Refndn from reciting the alphabet everytime 
you belch and take the time to actually chew your food. 

Taurus: Convince one of your friends to join your new enterprise: the creation of an intellec- 
tual Beavis and Butthead. Watch documentaries while exercising, instead of music videos, in a 
state of inertia. Say "I find this abhorant" rather than "Thissucks!" Your only limit is your imagi- 

Gemini: Lure unsuspecting members of the opposite sex into your lair with promises of show- 
ing them your Pez collection and hold them hostage until Valentine's Day. Throw stale candy 
hearts at them while reciting Shakespeare's love sonnets. 

Cancer: It is time to fulfill your inner yearning to slide naked across Mendel Ice Rink. How- 
ever, keep in mind all those Superbowl commercials with the body extremities freezing to cold 
surfaces. Practice extreme caution. Now would probably be a good time to practice that 
penguin imitation you've been working on. 

Leo:Study the alignment of the stars tonight. ITiey will exhibit a very personal pattern lor 
you. When applying your Oxy try to mimic this pattern. The Oxy will help the stars guide your 
dreams and tell you which path to follow. 

Virgo:These grey days of winter are starting to really get to yi^u. You want to add some color 
to your drab life. You're feeling the need for purple. Go out and buy yourself a bunch of grapes, 
then splash bright purple paint all over your walls. TTien listen to "Purple Rain" all night long at 
volume 10. The winter blues will be gone in the morning. 

Libra:Beware of tomorrow night. A strange wind will stir things up in your head. You iriay 
feel overwhelmed and contused. If this should happen, just sit back, relax, and softly repeat 
over and over "Alf was only an alien, Alf was only an alien." After a good 40 nnnutes of 
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Staff Reporter 

Al ihc hallway point ot the liig 
East season, contcrciicc heavyweights 
Connecticut, Cieorgelown and Nova 
are starling to pull away from the pack 
Meanwhile, Syracuse, Boston College 
and Seton Hall are making their re- 
spective tirives tor the NCAA tourna- 
ment Mi.inii Will need to put together 
a w inning streak \o give themselves a 
legitimate shot for a bid in the field of 


CEORCiE I OWN (17-3,7-2) 

The Hoyas downed Syracuse 83- 
64 behind Allen Iverson's 26 points 
and senior Othella Harrington's 23 
Georgetown then was beaten by 
,St John's S3-72 at Madison Square 
Garden, despite Iverson's 39 point 
outburst The Hoyas are ranked No 9 
in the latest AP Poll. 

SETON HALL (10-7, 6-4) 

Adrian Griffin's 24 points, 12 re- 
bounds and 7 assists led the Pirates to 
an 81-78 win over Rutgers in their 
battle for state bragging rights. Grif- 
fin is currently sixth in the league in 
scoring at 19.1 ppg. 

SYRACUSE (14-6, 5-5) 

Todd Burgan's career-high 23 
points in a 88-73 victory over Boston 
College helped Syracuse break a three 
game losing streak 

The Orange then fell to 'Nova 72- 
69 at the Carrier Dome, despite for- 
ward John Wallace's 31 point perfor- 

Men's Big East Week in Review 

MIAMI (10-7,4-5) 

I'he Hurricanes were trounced at 
duPont Pavilion 90-62 and fell to 1-9 
all time versus the Wildcats. Miami 
was led by guard Steven Idwards's 23 


Pitt had UCoiin on the ropes but 
could not deliver the knockout blow 
in a 69-63 heartbreaker. The Pirates 
held All-Amcrican Ray Allen to 14 
points on 5-of-l5 shooting but were 
out-rebounded 42-32. Pitt then lost to 
Providence 85-70 Fhe Panthers have 
now dropped five straight games, 

PROVIDENCE (10-7, 3-6) 

After nearly upsetting the Cats at 
duPont behind forward Derrick 
Brown's 29 points, the Friars ripped 
Pitt 85-70, Again, Brown led the 
charge with a game high 18 points. 
Freshman point guard God 
Shammgod is looking like anything 
but a god, leading the league in turn- 
overs with just over four a game. 

RUTGERS (5-11,2-6) 

Rutgers lost a close one to Seton 
Hall 81-78, despite 23 points from 
guard Damon Santiago. Santiago net- 
ted two three-pointers in the final 15.4 
seconds to draw the Scarlet Knights 
within three. Santiago is fourth in the 
Big East in three pointers made per 
game with 2.63. 


CONNECTICUT (19-1, 9-0) 

UConn barely escaped Pitt 69-63. 
The Huskies were led by Rudy 

Johnson's 16 points. They then rolled 
over Virginia 76-46 to extend their 
winning streak to a schcH)l record 18 
straight games. UConn is ranked No. 
4 in the latest AP Poll. 
BOSTON COLLEGE (12-4, 5-3) 

The Eagles were buried by Syra- 
cuse 88-73, but are still ranked No. 
23 in the latest AP Poll. Junior Danya 
Abrams is eighth in the conference in 
scoring (16.9 ppg) and second in re- 
bounding (10,38 rpg), 

WEST VIRGINIA (8-9, 3-6) 

Guard Damian Owens scored 17 
points and grabbed 12 boards in a 69- 
59 win over Notre Dame. The Moun- 
taineers are third in the Big East in 
field goal percentage, shooting a sur- 
prising .481 from the field, Owens 
leads West Virginia in field goal per- 
centage, blocks and steals. 

ST. JOHN'S (8-8, 2-6) 

The Red Storm upset Georgetown 
83-72 behind super sophomores 
Felipe Lopez and Zendon Hamilton. 
Lopez led St. John's with 25 points 
while Hamilton added 20. Lopez is 
fourth in the conference in scoring 
with 21.4 ppg while Hamilton leads 
the conference in rebounding (10.5). 

NOTRE DAME (6-10, 1-8) 

ND fell to West Virginia 69-59. 
The Irish are averaging a conference 
low 67.9 ppg. 

Forward Pat Garrity leads the Irish 
in both scoring (18.2 ppg.) and re- 
bounding (7 rpg). Freshman guard 
DougGottlieb leads the team in assists 
with 5.78 per game, good for sixth in 
the conference. 

February 2. 1996 


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Cats claw 

(continued from page 36} 
one tor the Cats. Big men Jason 
I.awson (tour lilocks) and Chuck 
Kornegay (nuie [^)ints, nine rel>ounds) 
set the tone. 

"(Lawson) just negated our inside 
game," said Hamilton 

"[L^awson] makes all the difterence 
in the world," said Villanova Head 
C oach Steve Lappas. "He has not 
played a bad game since his freshman 
vear where he has played 25 minutes 
or more " 

But it wa.s the play of Kornegay (4- 
■of-5 shooting) that was particularly 

"Chuck came out with a good atti- 
tude," said Kittles. "He was rebound- 
ing for us and doing the things for us 
that we needed him to do That got 
everything g(Mng for us." 

Also encouraging for the Cats was 
the collective team effort on the glass. 
The Hurricanes are traditionally a 
good rebounding team, but the Cats 
posted a 40-34 advantage In fact, 
since the Seton Hall debacle. Nova 
has outrebounded each of its three 

Freshman Howard Brown kept the 
final minutes interesting as he electri- 
fied the crowd with his auronautics 
He had three skywalking dunks, but 
possible his most impressive play 
came on an acrobatic layup in traffic. 
That demonstration of crazy hops 
gave i^ippas hope for the remainder 
of the season 

"Hopefully, we can get all three 
(freshmen) going up at the same time," 
said Uippas 

Hdwareis led Miami with 2 1 points. 
No other Hurricane finished in double 
figures in scoring. 

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with your post- 
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Gene DeF Hippo 

would like to 
congratulate all 
Villanova student- 
athletes on a fall 

GPA of 2.81. 

The Villanovan's 

Athletes of the Week 


Kerry Kittles 


Kerry became the 
sixth basketball 
player in Villanova 
history to score 2000 


Kia Davis 

Track and Field 

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Intramural Standings 

Men's League 



The Burp 
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The Best Bologna Sandwiches 

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Febf u; 






Cats claw 

{continued from page 36) 
one for the Cats. Big men Jason 
Lawson (four blocks) and Chuck 
Komegay (nine points, nine rebounds) 
set the tone. 

"[Lawson] just negated our inside 
game," said Hamilton. 

"[Lawson] makes all the difference 
in the world," said Villanova Head 
Coach Steve Lappas. "He has not 
played a bad game since his freshman 
year where he has played 25 minutes 
or more." 

But it was the play of Komegay (4 
•of-5 shooting) that was particularly 

"Chuck came out with a good atti- 
tude," said Kittles. "He was rebound- 
ing for us and doing the things for us 
that we needed him to do. That got 
everything going for us." 

Also encouraging for the Cats was 
the collective team effort on the glass. 
The Hurricanes are traditionally a 
good rebounding team, but the Cats 
posted a 40-34 advantage. In fact, 
since the Seton Hall debacle, 'Nova 
has outrebounded each of its three 

Freshman Howard Brown kept the 
final minutes interesting as he electri- 
fied the crowd with his auronautics. 
He had three skywalking dunks, but 
possible his most impressive play 
came on an acrobatic layup in traffic. 
That demonstration of crazy hops 
gave Lappas hope for the remainder 
of the season. 

"Hopefully, we can get all three 
[freshmen] going up at the same time," 
said Lappas. 

Edwards led Miami with 21 points. 
No other Hurricane finished in double 
figures in scoring. 

Tune in to 
89.1 FM for 
live cover- 
age on Sat- 
urday at 4 
p.m. as the 

take on the 
Pitt Pan- 

starts at 
3:30 p.m. 

We encourage 
you to call in 
after the game 
with your post- 
game com 

Athletic Director 
Cicne Del'ilippo 
would like to 
congratulate all 
Villanova student- 
athletes on a fall 
GPA of2.SL 

The Villanovan's 

Athletes of the Week 


Kerry Kittles 


Kerry became the 
sixth haskethall 
player in Villanova 
history to score 2000 


Kia Davis 

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Intramural Standings 

Men's League 



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The Jauntanators 


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Herbie Versmells 


The Penatrators 


Spud 11 


The Good, the Bad, and the Dirty 


O'Dwver Bovs 


Nature \riiermometers 


Sigma Nu 


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Februarys, 1996 



The "Magical" question: To play or not to play? 
Fire: Johnson has no more tricks left up sleeve 


Staff ( olumnist 

November 7, 1991-1 sat back and 
watched, in shock, as one of the great- 
est basketball players of all-time, 
Earvin "Magic" Johnson announced 
his retirement because he had tested 
positive for HIV. I couldn't believe 
it, the sports world couldn't believe it 
- nobody could. Basketball had lost 
one of its brightest stars, a player who 
along with Larry Bird revolutionized 
the game, the league and sports. 

However, the time had come for 
Magic to say good-bye and he did. At 
the age of 32, Magic left basketball a 
competitor, a winner, a leader and a 
champion. As I watched him painfully 
retire, 1 knew that he was gone as a 
player, but I also knew that he would 
not be forgotten as a legend. How 
could I forget the no look passes, the 
clutch shots and that Magic smile. 
Forget Magic, I couldn't, I wouldn't, 
and most importantly, I haven't. 

I'm not a Laker fan. As a matter 
of fact, 1 hated the Lakers, but I re- 
spected Magic's love for the game and 
I loved the flash Magic brought to the 

In high school, people could see 
that Earvin Johnson was a special 
player. After a game in which Johnson 
recorded 36 points, 18 boards and 16 
assists, a local writer called Earvin 
Johnson "Magic" and as we all know 
the nickname stuck and deservedly so. 
In 1977, he led his high school team 
to the state championship. Two years 
later, as a sophomore, Magic led 
Michigan State to the NCAA title, 
defeating Larry Bird and Indiana 
State. He was named tournament 
MVP. At the age of 20, he had al- 
ready established himself as a winner. 

In June of 1979, the Los Angeles 
Lakers drafted Earvin "Magic" 
Johnson with the first overall pick - 
"Showtime" was bom. In his rookie 
season. Magic led the Lakers into the 
NBA Finals against the Philadelphia 
76ers. The Lakers star center, Kareem 
Abdul-Jabbar could not play due to 
injury in the decisive seventh game. 
Magic played center that game and de- 
spite his lack of size for the position 
(6-foot-9) he gave one of the more his- 
toric efforts in NBA playoff history. 
Needless to say, the Lakers won the 
game and Magic won the series MVP. 
Magic would go on to help the Lakers 

capture four more titles and he 
grabbed three MVP trophies. In 12 
plus seasons, Johnson established 
himself as arguably the best point 
guard in the history of the league. 

After all the fame and fortune that 
his career brought him, a terrible vi- 
rus ended his career. However, with 
all Magic had accomplished through- 
out his career, he could walk away 
proud with his head held up high. 
After all, he had done so much. 

Ever since his retirement, the NBA 
offices, America and the Lakers have 
done everything to please Magic. In 
February of 1992, after being voted 
to start in the All-Star game. Magic 
electrified the crowd as he scored 25 
points in an MVP performance. I 
cheered for him. Later that year. 
Magic was a member of I>ream Team 
as they won the gold in the Summer 
Olympics. I cheered for him. In 
March of 1994, Johnson was named 
head coach of his beloved, but strug- 
gling. Lakers. I cheered for him. Af- 
ter a short stint of 16 games (5-11), he 
quit. A couple of months later he pur- 
chased five percent of the Lakers to 
become part owner. For sure, 1 
thought that he had gotten on with his 


On Monday, Earvin Johnson an- 
nounced that he will be returning to 
the Lakers as a player. I cringed at 
the thought. The fact that he has HIV 
is not a factor in my opposition to his 
return. However, I oppose his return 
for three reasons. 

First, his returns stalls the youth 
movement that the Lakers undertook 
last season. After struggling for a 
couple of seasons without Magic, the 
young Lakers finally produced last 
year. In the playoffs, they upset the 
Sonics in the first round and then they 
gave the Spurs a major scare in the 
semifinals. This season, despite their 
early season struggles, the Lakers are 
24-18 and could once again be quite 
dangerous come playoff time. His 
return can only hamper their progress, 
especially the development of power 
forward Elden Campbell since 
Johnson claims that he will play 
mostly at the four spot. Moreover, 
Johnson says he will be more of a role 
player. Can someone tell me why a 
role player is receiving $2.5 million 
for 40 games? 

Second, I oppose the Johnson's 
return because I think it is being done 

for the wrong reasons by both parties 
The Lakers want him back because 
ever since his departure sellouts have 
been rare. The Forum is no longer one 
of the top hangout spots for 
Hollywood's finest. This year, the 
Lakers average attendance is only 
14,439 (82percent of capacity). 

Earvin wants to return because he 
can't let go of what he once was. He 
says he wants his three year-old kid 
to watch him play. I don't remember 
much from the time 1 was three and I 
don't think his kid will be any differ- 

Finally, I oppose his return because 
I fear that Magic will not be the Magic 
of old. Many are comparing his re- 
turn to that of Jordan. Jordan was only 
gone for 17 months, Johnson was gone 
for more than four years. MJ is 
younger (32), Magic is 36. MJ is one 
of the best athletes in the history of 
sports, Johnson is 30 pounds heavier. 

When Earvin Johnson steps on the 
court, I will cheer as I always have. I 
don't think that he will embarrass him- 
self. Ijust fear that the "Magic" won't 
be in Earvin Johnson and that's scary 
because all the memories I have of him 
are "magical" ones. 

Ice: Applause for an encore performance deserved 


Staff Columnist 

December 7, 1941 was proclaimed 
"a day that will live in infamy" by 
President Franklin Roosevelt after the 
Japanese attackon Pearl Harbor. One 
month shy of fifty years later, the Los 
Angeles Lakers scheduled a press con- 
ference to announce the sudden retire- 
ment of Earvin Johnson. For the NBA 
and the millions of basketball fans 
around the country, it too was a day 
that will live in infamy. 

Magic's press conference was one 
of the most remarkable scenes I had 
ever witnessed. Magic having to tell 
the entire world that he was retiring 
because he had contracted the HIV 
virus was shorkine. but what was 
more unbelievable was the manner in 
which he conducted himself. Instead 
of being visibly angry or embarrassed, 
he spoke of all the great memories he 
would take with him and how he 
would be a spokesman for AIDS 
awareness. Maybe I should have ex- 
pected this, because his character is 

what truly made him "Magic." 

Fans did not adore Johnson just for 
the championships he brought to L.A., 
the no-look passes to Worthy or the 
sky-hook he developed in the latter 
stagps nf his career. He broueht a pres- 
ence to the game that was unmatched 
by any other individual. The smile and 
enthusiasm that lit up the television 
screen is what captured the hearts of 
fans. Now, after close to a five year 
leave of absence, how can anyone ob- 
ject to Magic making a return? 

What Magic will bring to the Laker 


Whether the public agrees or disagrees with Magic s decision to return, he is back and ready to stir up the 
stagnant Inkers. 

squad cannot be measured by his 
points, assists or rebounds on any 
given night. His on and off the court 
presence will help L.A. more than 
anything. Fire believes that the return 
of Magic will he a hindrance to the 
youth movement of the organization. 
How could one of the top five players 
of all-time, by my estimation, not be 
a positive influence on young players 
like Nick Van Exel and Eddie Jones? 
Don't you think Magic reaped the ben- 
efits of playing with a superstar like 
Kareem and an all-star like Norm 
Nixon when he first entered the 
league? Magic will be a huge bonus 
to the Lakers' youth movement, not a 

Magic Johnson should return to the 
game for many reasons. It has been 
over four years since he retired, and 
he is not showing physically any of 
the effects of the AIDS virus. All of 
his doctors say that he is in perfect 
health and that there is no reason why 
he cannot return. 

Secondly, the Lakers need him. 
They have always desired for him to 
return, but ignorance and lack of 
knowledge by players around the 
league about the virus halted his come- 
back bid in 1992. The organization 
had left it up to Johnson whether or 
not he would return and when. They 
did not try to convince him to un-re- 
tire to sell seats at the Forum. Magic's 
health was the issue, and for them to 
push him out of retirement for revenue 
purposes is preposterous. 

However, I think that the real rea- 
son Magic should return to the NBA 
is because the game needs him. The 
young superstars around the league 
need someone to imitate in terms of 
character and demeanor on and off the 
court Individuals like Gary Payton, 
J.R. Rider and Chris Webber are more 
concerned with cashing checks and 
talking trash. For them, winning and 
team comradery come second. 
Magic's love for competition is what 
drove him to excel, not what kind of 
money he could make as a free agent. 
I am awaiting Magic's game 
against the Bulls tonight with great an- 
ticipation. Whether he scores 20points 
or two, it will be something special to 
see him on the court again. By step- 
ping onto the floor, Johnson is doing 
more than just helping the Lakers try 
to capture an NBA title He is giving 
hope to all the individuals who have 
the HIV virus. He is showing them 

not to give up on their dreams. 
Whether or not Magic will be the same 
as the one from the "Showtime" era 
remains to be seen. But his smile will 
surely be as wide and "magical" as 
ever, and that is the most important 


February 2, 1996 


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t.ditor tn (. Iiu'j 

When Dcion Sarulcrs 
busted into a little dance al- 

Rter catching a 4()-yard pass 
during the first half of last 
Sunday's Super Bowl, you 
could just hear the idiotic 
sports purists collectively 

Nmoan. They complain about 
all the .show boating that 
Prime Time has turned into 
an art and how it's supp<is- 

Eedly ruining the game. They 
whine that he's just in it for 
the money and the fame. 
They say he's what's wrong 
with modern sports. They 

Rsay he's got a bad attitude. 
Well, let it be known. 
Neon Deion has the best and 
most mature attitude of any 
professional athlete there is today, and 
it is those sports purists who are in- 
fantile in their honoring of the stoic 
sports hero from the past. Eagles 
Coach Ray Rhodes was lionized when 
he likened his team's game with the 
Cowboys to a war. While such hy- 
perbole may be good coaching, it rep- 
resents what is wrong with sports to- 
day. Sports are sport. Football is a 
game. Sanders is an entertainer, and 
a darned good one at that. 

What Deion does for football is 
make it fun to watch, because it looks 
like he's having fun playing the game. 
Even I, a dyed-in-the-wool Cowboy 
hater, have to admit that I couldn't help 
but admire the way Sanders and some 
of the other members of Big D goofed 
around in the supposedly pressure- 
filled final minutes of the champion- 

Many of those people who criticize 
Sanders for bemg a mercenary foot- 
ball player, selling himself to the high- 
est bidder, are complete hypocrites. 
How many Americans can honestly 
say they wouldn't switch jobs for 
higher pay? Ten to one, the answer is 
very few. And more than that, how 

many Americans can say they are as 
happy at their jobs as Deion appears 
to be at his? Once again, probably 
very few. 

Fans shower players like Rod 
Woodson with for his coura- 
geous early return from a knee injury 
to compete on Super Bowl Sunday 
Courage? For a game? Sounds like 
stupidity to me, when you consider 
that at least two doctors told him he 
would risk permanent damage by 

Then there 's the even more pathetic 
case of Sterling Sharpe. Granted, lots 
of people used to hate him for his atti- 
tude while he was playing, but appar- 
ently sports fans have short memories. 
Sharpe 's decision to mount a come- 
back next year has been hailed by 
many as a sign of the man's heart and 
his love for the game. Presumably that 
love is an obsession. Sharpe searched 
for a doctor who would give him the 
green light to play, and after more than 
a handful of professionals told him he 
would face a serious risk of paralysis 
or even death by playing in the NFL, 
he finally found one who would back 
his decision. And this player whose 
life is less important than a game is to 
be respected more than Sanders? Get 

Deion does a job, and he does it 
well. Add to that the fact that he en- 
joys it and keeps it in projjer jjerspec- 
tive, and you have one of the most re- 
spectable men in any field. His trash- 
talking on-field personae is an act. It 
is part of the Deion Sanders entertain- 
ment package, and there are millions 
of people who are genuinely enter- 
tained by Deion's antics. If there 
weren't, he wouldn't be worth the 
millions he makes fi-om the Cowboys 
or the billions he makes from Nike and 
Pizza Hut. According to all reports, 
off the field, Sanders is one of the nic- 
est guys going. There are never any 
news stories about him snorting coke 
or smacking around a lady. It's sad to 
say, but in today's sports world, that 
right there is grounds for sainthood. 

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His macho 

Midseason awards from 'Nova's biggest sports fan 

Presto! The baby hook. 



Staff Columnust 

At the midpoint of the college hoop 
season, 1 decided to take a look back 
at the first half of the season, which 
has been full of great matchups, last- 
second heroics, and a lot of highlight 
reel material. There have been a great 
number of upsets and great individual 
performances. So without any further 
ado, I give you my mid-season hoop 
awards. The envelopes 
Most Disappointing Team-Missis- 
sippi State 

ITiis team was supposed to chal- 
lenge Kentucky for the Southeastern 
Conference title The only teams, 
however, it is challenging are the cel- 
lar dwellers in the SliC. The perfor- 
mance of this team is the most disap- 
|x>inting thing to happen since I found 
out Jim Walsh was no longer going to 
be a regular on •X)21(). Center F-.rik 
Dampier was touted as a pre-sea.son 
First Team Ail-American and was 
compared to Tim Duncan and Marcus 
Camby as the best center in the na 
tion, Dampier, however, has stniggled 
this year with his shot and will not be 
makingany All America teams If this 
squad d(M»s not get its act together for 
the stretch run in March, it will be star 
ing at a NIT bid instead of an invita 
tion to the big dance Dishonorable 
Mention Virginia, Stanford 

Most Surprising Team--Penn State 

Can anyone name two of the 
Nittany Lions starting five? Alright, 
how about one? These guys are just 
ordinary Joes who work extremely 
hard and play fundamentally sound 
basketball. The Lions have climbed 
to No. 10 in the AP Poll with a 15-1 
record. They only lost to Michigan 
by one f)oint in Ann Arbor and then 
went on to trounce Purdue and Indi- 
ana. This team is for real. Led by 
Syracuse transfer Glen Sekunda. 
guard Dan Earl and the three-point 
bombs of Pete Lisiky, this team is the 
Northwestern of college hoops this 
year. Watch out for them when tour 
nament time rolls around. Honorable 
Mention: Cincinnati. Syracuse, North 

Best Small School-Eastern Michi- 

The liagles are currently IS I and 
have moved into No 23 in the AP Poll 
They are on top of the Mid-American 
Conference by three games, a confer 
cncc that has such teams as Miami ot 
Ohio, Ball St and Bowling (ireen 
liMlJ has upset capability when tour 
nament time rolls around, even though 
it comes from a small conference 
Miami of Ohio proved this last year 
when they upset Arizona m the tour 
nament 1x6 by guard Brian Tolbcrt 
and the play making of S-foof-6 guard 
F.arl Boykins. the Eagles will turn 
some heads at the end of this year 

Honorable Mention. Drexel, Marist 

Best Freshman-Antwan Jamison, 


There are a ton of diaper-dandies 
this year. However, Antwan Jamison 
of North Carolina has emerged as a 
bona fide superstar. Jamison averages 
about 16 ppg, 9.0 rbg and is shooting 
an astounding 62 percent from the 
field. He has recorded 12 double- 
doubles so far this year Jami.son along 
with fellow frosh Vince Carter are rare 
freshmen starters for Dean Smith, but 
their emergence is what has trans 
formed the Heels from an average 
team into a legitimate contender for 
the national championship With 
Jamison only being a freshman, there 
will be a lot of smiles on Tobacco 
Road for a few years to come. 

Honorable Mention: Sharct I 
Abdul-Raheem, Cal, Vince Catei, 
UNC-; Paul Pierce, KU 

Most Valuable Playt'r--.|t»hn 
Wallace, Syracuse 

This award could go to ,i nunilHi 
of players this year including Marcus 
Camby, Tim Duncan. Ray Allen and 
Kerry Kittles. But my vole gi>es to 
Syracuse's John Wallace Ihisguv is 
an absolute prime time player Just 
look at his numbers: 2.V2 ppg. 7 4 rpg 
and 12 bpg On Tuesday night he 
single handedly carried the 
Orangemen with his ^1 point, seven 

rebound performance in an overtime 
loss to 'Nova. After deciding to skip 
out of the NBA draft and come back 
to 'Cuse for his senior year. Wallace 
said he wanted to improve his (nitside 
shot to move him up higher in this 
year's draft He did just that Wallace 
is shooting an astounding SO perceni 
from three-point range on the year 
Remember this guy is a 6-foot-H 
power forward Wallace reminds me 
a lot of the Bullets' Chris Webber, and 
like Webber. Wallace will be a star in 
the NBA He excites the Carrier 
Dome crowd with his thunderous 
tiunks. third row rejections and long 
range bombs and will continue to do 
so al the next level. 

Best Least Known Piayer--,Alan 
Tomidy, Maris! 

lomidy comes Ironi a long line of 
lop small school athletes out of liny 
LeRoy High School m upstate New 
York There is nothing small about 
lomuK. though I Ic is averaging 20 ^ 
ppg, 10 S rpg (ninth in nation) and 4 1 
lipg (sixth in nation) Tomidy, ,i 6 
loot I 1, 260 pound center plays with 
an intense rage on the court and he is 
relentless on the defensive end Me 
has carried his winning desire to the 
rest of his team The Red Foxes are 
14-2 and on top of the Northeast Con- 
ference Honorable Mention: Shea 
Seals, I iilsa, ( hris Dyson, (iSU, Rob 
"F'uma" Panapento, GCC 

Coach on the Hot Seat-Brian 
Mahoney, St. John's 

Why can't this guy win games.' He 
has all the talent in the world. All- 
world guard Felipe l^ipe/ and center 
Zcndon Hamilton (21. 6 ppg. 10 7 rpg) 
are two of the top players in the Big 
Fast Throw in guards larik Turner 
and Derek Firown and the Red Storm 
have a solid starting lineup I:ven the 
venerable Richie Kotite could coach 
this team to a few wins. If Mahonev's 
team doesn't make the Big Dance and 
win a few games there, he will be call- 
ing F;SPN for a studio j<ib Dishonor- 
able Mention: Speedy Morris, 
I^Salle; Joey Meyer. DePaiil 

Best Walk-on Player-Pat Bosworlh, 
Boston College 

I'his award has lo go to the spark- 
plug from Short Hills, N J This 6- 
toot 2 junior guard comes oil the pine 
and heats it up when all the other BC 
gii.irds are in foul trouhle I Ic daz/k's 
the ( onte Forum crowd with his silky 
smooth slashes through the lane and 
his deafening shooting loiicli "Ho/" 
IS so dedicated to helping the Fagles 
win that his family has constructed a 
full length basketball court in their 
own house When the F.agles are up 
by .^0 points there is no other guard in 
America that I would want to handle 
the pill Honorable Mention Jeff 
(iiionu ■ Strollo. GSU, Kevin 
"Salad" Olivani, MCC 

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Wildcats finish second with strong performances 


Assislani Sjmris t.dilur 

The women's Track and Field team 
continued tlieir successful season with 
another strong etiort this [)ast Satur 
day at the Nike Invitational. The team 
finished second in the meet with 124 
points, which left the Cats 31 points 
behind BYU. The meet, which was 
held hy the University of Minnesota, 
also marked the homecoming of fresh- 
man standout Carrie Tollefson. The 
Cats left the North Star state with more 
runners under NCAA qualifying stan- 
dards, and began to build momentum 
that will hopefully carry them through 
to the Big East Championships. 

The meet saw the same people who 
have been leading this team all sea- 
son continue to do so Strong perfor- 
mances were again turned in by Kia 
Davis. Krestena Sullivan, Tollefson 
and Kristine Jost. This meet also saw 
some new faces step up and make big 

"Without a doubt we had great per- 
formances out of Kia Davis and 
Krestena Sullivan," said Head Coach 
John Marshall. "Both of these run- 
ners ran provisional qualifying times, 
in the 2(K)m and 3(KK)m, respectively." 

Davis dominated every time that 
she stepped out on the track. She won 
the 2()()m in 24.70, breaking the tape 
.5 of a second ahead of her nearest 
competitor. Teammate Cathalina 
Stave was third in this event (25.43). 
Staye also took second in the 55m 
dash (7.16). Davis won again in the 
55m hurdles (7.^4), and she contin- 
ued to make it look relatively easy. 
She finished her triple by anchoring 

the 4X400m relay to victory 

"Kia Davis really had a workhorse 
of a day," Marshall said "Anytime 
you win two individual races and you 
anchor a relay like Kia did, then you 
definitely have to be patted on the 
back She had some courageous 

Krestena Sullivan had a dogfight 
on her hands in the 3(MK)m, but man- 
aged to bring home the victory in 
9:31)29. She edged the second place 
finisher by .OK of a second. Teammate 
Kristine Jost also finished on 
Sullivan's heels, taking third in 
9:31.37. Both of their times were 
under the provisional NCAA Cham- 
pionships qualifying standard. It was 
the third qualifying time met this sea- 
son by Sullivan, and the .second for 
Jost. Marshall is accustomed to great 
performances from Sullivan. He is 
getting used to the same from Jost. 

"Kri.stine supported [Sullivan] well 
by running a really great 3()00m," 
Marshall said. "For a freshman to 
come in and provisionally qualify in 
her first 3(MK)m ever is great, it's fan- 

Carrie Tollefson provided another 
first-place finish for the Cats. The 
freshman from Dawson, MN, was 
competing in front of a cheering sec- 
tion of over 2(X) people who came to 
see her return home. Numerous ar- 
ticles were written about her home- 
coming in the local papers. She deliv- 
ered, winning the mile run in 4:50.44. 
"A coach is always nervous about 
these home visits," Marshall said. 
"There was a lot of pressure revolv- 
ing around her coming back to Min- 
nesota. I think she handled it really 

well It was great that she could re- 
ally focus and come out victorious " 

Kesha Walley continued her break- 
through sea.son in the 4(K)m. She won 
the race easily in 56.42. Her time was 
over a second faster than the second- 
place finisher. Walley also led off the 
4X4(KJm relay, opening up a 20 meter 
lead for the Cats in the process. 

"All year Kesha Walley has been 
pretty dominant in the 4<K)," Marshall 
said. "What we really look for Kesha 
to do is open up the relay and that's 
what .she did. She's becoming a con- 
sistent, valuable asset to this team." 

Freshman Cuyler Goodwin won 
the 6(X)m ( 1 :33.26). Her time was fast 
and her victory came against a strong 
field. She has been gaining strength 
in this event, and Marshall indicated 
that she will soon be ready to move 
up to the 8()0m. 

Another interesting performance 
came from Katie Blackett. She com- 
peted in her first ever pentathlon and 
finished third with 2810 total points. 
Once she gains exfjerience, she could 
become formidable in this very differ- 
ent competition. 

Katie Kelly and Stacy Robinson 
were in control for most of a very tight 
800m. Kelly passed Robinson on the 
final lap to take second in the race 
(2:15.49), while Robinson finished 
fourth (2:17.96). This battle made it 
a good race for both women. 

Marshall was also happy with the 
performance of his distance medley re- 
lay, which was composed of Robinson 
and three freshmen. Robinson led off, 
and was followed by Rita McCarthy, 
Tollefson and Kelly. The relay won 
easily in 12:13.87. 

IceCats blaze past lona at 
Skatium with solid net 



Staff Reporter 

The IceCats (4-13-1, 1-3-1) began 
iheir charge for an ECAC playoff spot 
Saturday night with a convincing 4-2 
conference win over the lona Gaels at 
the Skatium in Havertown. 

Ihe first period began with 
Villanova coming out and controlling 
the opening three minutes until For- 
ward Jonathan Hughes received a 2- 
minute minor penalty for cross-check- 
ing while trying to protect his 
goaltender, Mike Kelly. Hughes' pen- 
alty was one of four penalties taken 
by the Cats in the first period. The 
outstanding penalty-killing efforts of 
the Wildcats kept the game scoreless, 
but their good fortune ran out as lona 
broke the tie with a power play goal 
in the final five minutes The power 
play came as a result of an elbowing 
call following a colossal check at the 
Nova blue-line 

Following the goal, the IceCats 
looked for immeiliale retribution and 
found it three minutes later when se- 
nior co-captain Keith C\irran Hipped 
a backhand into the lona net off a feed 
from fellow senior Bruce Arnold The 
play was started when Curran hustled 
to a loose puck to prevent lona from 
clearing their /one. Sophomore .Steve 
Moegleiii also received an a.ssisl on the 
play. A big moment in the game came 
with 10 seconds left in the first as a 
Villanova misciie pul an lona skater 
on a breakaway at center ice. 

However, Cats goalkeeper Mike 
Kelly was up to the challenge as he 
made a tremendous save to a collec- 
tive sigh of relief from the partisan 
crowd. The IceCats headed to the 
locker room having jusl dodged a bul 
let that would have brought back 
memories of the last second goal that 
they suffered against Skidmore the 
previous week. 

"The lona player generated the 
breakaway at half ice, so he had a lot 
of time to think about what he wanted 

to do," Kelly said. "He brought the 
puck across the crease and I went into 
splits and made the save with my pad." 
The second period saw lona imme- 
diately take two penalties in the first 
three minutes. The Cats put tremen- 

pucks find the lona net in the third 
period, but he certainly was pleased 
to leave the ice having notched his first 
career ECAC South victory. 

"We came out and got off as many 
shots as we could and made good 

dous pressure on the Gael net and ap- things happen," said Bruce Lorange, 

peared to capitalize as senior co-cap- 
tain Jamie Shoup blasted a shot just 
inside the right post. But the referees 
disallowed the goal, because the goalie 
had knocked the net off of its moor- 
ings. Villanova failed to score on the 
power play, but continued to pelt the 
lona goaltender with shoLs until Keith 
Curran netted his second goal of the 
game with a forehand rocket off of a 
perfectly placed pass from sophomore 
Bruce Lorange. Forward Bryan 
Gubbins battled several lona 
defensemen for the puck and pushed 
it free to I^)range who spotted a cut- 
ting Curran. Following the goal. 
Nova saw an opportunity to seize 
control of the game and kept the puck 
in the lona zone until l><irange found 
the net with a low accurate shot to 
make the score 3-1. Shoup and 
Hughes received assists on the Cats' 
second goal in under a minute. For 
the remainder of the period, the home 
team dominated play and most imp<ir- 
tantly. refused to take bad penalties 
that could have jeopardized the lead 

"Coach told us not to be our own 
worst enemy and that we were beat- 
ing them 5-on-5, " Kelly said 

Five minutes into the final period, 
Jonathan Hughes gave 'Nova a three 
goal lead when he followed a Carl St 
Pierre shot with a backhand shot that 
found the net over the sprawling lona 
keeper This was a prime example of 
an adjustment in strategy that (\>ach 
Sharinn had made calling for his play 
ers to take more shots to create re- 
bounds With the exception (»f a mis- 
cue in their own end that led to an lona 
goal, the hard-hitting IceCats con- 
trolled the rest of the game 
outshooling the Gaels 15-5 Coach 
Sharinn would have liked to see more 

who scored a goal and also had an as- 
sist in the victory. "We definitely sent 
a message to the rest of the ECAC." 

The three game pucks that are 
awarded for outstanding effort after 
each game went to Keith Curran, Mike 
Kelly and Coach Sharinn. Sharinn 
was quick to give praise to his play- 

"Keith, as a senior, brings matu- 
rity and is physically one of the stron- 
ger players on the team," said Coach 
Sharinn of his co-captain. "When he's 
on and hitting, he sets the pace of the 

"Mike (Kelly] is a great goaltender 
and we are going to mis,s him next 
year, Sharinn .said of his net-minder. 
"He's the foundation of the team." 

This weekend, the IceCats will take 
to the road to face two important 
ECAC foes, Fairfield and Ouinnipiac. 
Villanova started off their ECAC 
South schedule in November against 
these two squads on consecutive days 
and came out having tied Ouinnipiac 
and fallen to Fairfield 

"The Ouinnipiac game was the 
turning point of our sea.son. because 
we suffered several injuries in the 
game," Bmce I>orange said. "The next 
day we were weak for our game with 

fwo wins this weekend would put 
the IceCats in a good position to se- 
cure a spot in the ECAC playoffs for 
the first time since joining the confer- 

ITie Fairfield game is on Saturday 
at 8 p m. and the Ouinnipiac game is 
on Sunday at 7:30 p.m Villanova is 
confident that a playoff birth is a real 
istic goal as long as they continue with 
the consistent, hard-hitting hockey 
that earned them a victory over lona 

The final race of the day, the pre- 
viously mentioned 4X400m relay, was 
another victory for the Cats. The 
team's winning time was 3:51.42. 
Davis and Walley were outstanding, 
but the surprise in this race was 
Chantell Parks, who ran the third leg. 
Marshall experimented, and was very 
excited by the results. Parks's step- 
ping up can only bring more success 
to this relay. 

The team came away with many 
outstanding performances, and their 
coach left satisfied. 

"1 think the team had a really good 
feeling of what they can do when they 
come together," Marshall said. "I was 
really happy that we competed hard 
and we competed together. We're not 
beat up too much and we're in g(H)d 
position to start getting ready for the 
Big East Champion.ships." 

The team is competing today in the 
Millrose Games in New York and will 
be in action tomorrow competing in 
the Delaware Invitational at the Uni- 
versity of Delaware. 

Women's swimming 
extends streak with 
conference wins 


Staff Reporter 

With a successful weekend of two 
wins against Brown and Rutgers fu- 
eling its adrenalin, the women's swim- 
ming team extended its winning streak 
by claiming a third consecutive meet 
in a thrilling 123-120 victory over 

"It was a tremendously close meet, 
and it came down to the end," said 
Head Coach Ed Bartsch. "The team 
really did come through with some 
key strong performances." 

'Nova started out the meet with a 
bang as the 400 Relay Medley Team 
of Tammy Kouser, Laurie Haibach, 
Eileen Rothenbach, and Liz Lauwaert 
swam to a first place finish, clocking 

ill al 3.37.78. Auidiida Cwsiiiaii »raa 

the first to cross the finish line in the 
200 Free with a time of 1:54.17. She 
was also the top finisher in the 5(K) 
Free clocking in at 4:59.18. 

Kouser took first place in the 50 
Free (24.61), while teammate 
Lauwaert finished right behind her in 
second place. In another close event, 
Nichole Robillard edged out 

Rothenbach for first place in the 2(M) 
Individual Medley. Rothenbach had 
another strong performance in the 2tK) 
Fly by capturing first place, clocking 
in at 2:07.02. 'Nova had a 1-2 finish 
in the UM) Free, as Lauwaert took first 
place in 53.35 and Kouser finished in 
at 53.88. In the 200 Back, Beth Mayo 
outpaced the rest of the competition, 
finishing in 2:05.36. while teammate 
Colleen Markey finished third m a 
time of 2: 10.9. 

In the diving competition, Meilyn 
Ruiz took third place in the IM Div- 
ing with 209. 1 7 points. The final event 
of the meet was the 3M Diving where 
Freshman Elizabeth Fogarty came 
away with 224.40 points to capture 
.second place. 

"The divers were instrumental 

dgaiiisl .some of llic stmngcst divers 

in the conference, " said Head Coach 
Ed Bartsch. "Without the freshman 
divers' (Ruiz and Fogarty] ability to 
earn the points to break into the top 
three, we would not have been suc- 
cessful." * 

The Wildcats look to keep the win- 
ning streak alive as they head to Yale 
on Feb. 3. 

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February 2. 1996 


Page 35 




Lady Cats scare Huskies but eventually succumb 


Sports Editor 

After taking an early 20-3 lead on 
No. 4 ranked Connecticut at duPont 
Pavilion Tuesday night, it Imiked as if 
the Wildcats were on their way to pull- 
ing off one of the biggest upsets in 
Villanova history. However, things 
often do not end up as they first ap- 

Despite holding the Hu.skies with- 
out a field goal for the first 12 min- 
utes, 20 seconds of the game, fortune 
quickly turned the other way for the 
Cats as Connecticut went on a surge 
to cut Villanova's halftime lead to four. 
The Huskies would eventually take 
control of the game late in the second 
half and pull away for a 62-46 victory. 
Its loss was the first for the Wildcats 
in 13 games. 

"I was shocked, to say the least," 
said senior point guard Sue Glenning 
of the Cats' early run "It wasn't just 
that they were missing shots, they 
were mi.ssing fouls, and our defense 
was great." 

"1 didn't think we were going to 
score 10 points," said UConn Head 
Coach Geno Auriemma. 

Playing solid defense early, 
Villanova held Connecticut scoreless 
tor Ihe first five and a half minutes ol 
play, forcing six turnovers and seven 
missed field goals. 

Offensively, the Wildcats were 
converting early, mostly on the out- 
side shooting of Glenning and Jenn 
Sliwa. It looked as though Villanova 
was on its way to an easy victory. 

The defending national champions, 
however, refu.sed to succumbed eas- 
ily Sophomore Nyke.sha Sales, who 

scored a game-high 19 points, and se 
nior Jennifer Rizzotti started to put 
pressure on the Wildcats. I'hc Hus- 
kies would finish the half on a 19-6 
run, cutting the deficit to 26-22. 

All of this occurred without the 
help of UConn 's 6-foot-7 center Kara 
Wolters, who was blanked in the first 
half, in part, by the of Sliwa. 

"I started Sliwa because I thought 
she would be our best defensive threat 
on Wolters," said Head Coach Harry 

"I took everything in practice and 
played the game," said Sliwa. "My 
main goal was to shut down 

In the second half, the two teams 
would battle back and forth. Con- 
necticut took its first lead early in the 
stanza, 29-28, on a foul shot by 
Wolters. Villanova battled back and 
took a nine point lead with 12:28 left 
to play. That is when the Huskies 
switched to a zone defense, putting 
aggressive pressure on Villanova's 
perimeter players. This forced them 
to turn the ball over, as well as take 
contested shots 

"We did not handle the zone very 
well." said Perretta. "They were be- 
ing aggressive and we weren't react- 
ing very well." 

In the last eight minutes of the 
game, Connecticut put on a spectacu- 
lar di.splay. finishing with a 28-6 flour- 
ish to cap the victory. 

The catalyst for the run was 
Wolters. who tossed in seven of her 
1 1 points and collected three blocked 
shots down the stretch. Rizzotti also 
pitched in with some key steals, col- 
lecting 13 points in the effort. 

The Wildcats were unable to get 
any rhythm on offense late in the sec- 

Men's swimming 
suffers tough loss 
to Pittsburgh 


Nenior co-captain Jamie Shoup needs to fire up the IceCats if they are to 
win against Fairfield on .Saturday. A win would boost the team's rhanres 
for a playoff berth. 


Staff Reporter 

The Villanova men's swimming 
and diving team suffered a tough loss 
to a very deep Pittsburgh team this 
weekend, but despite that fact, the 
guys were still able to turn in some 
strong performances and try-out some 
new events. 

"Pittsburgh is undeniably the fa- 
vorite to win the Big East," Head 
Coach Ed Bartsch said. "They are a 
very deep team .so we went into the 
meet knowing our chances of winning 
a dual meet were slim." 

The men, however, would not give 
up without a fight. They started off 
strong by winning a nail-biter 4(K) 
Medley Relay with a margin of only 
.05 .seconds. The team consisted of 
juniors Tom Tracey and Kire 
Filipovski, senior Mike SchwankJ, and 
sophomore Jared Lucan. 

"We were very excited We set out 
to beat the medley relay team and we 
did," Bart.sch said. "We got some 
g(X)d splits. Tommy (Tracey) had one 
of his best lead-offs yet." 

Tracey also had a second in the 200 
Back(l:55.87) and a fifth in the 200 
Free (1:47.09). Filipovski was the 
lone individual winner of the day, de- 
feating the rest of the field in the 2(X) 
Fly with a time of 1:52.50., he 
was the first 'Nova swimmer to finish 
the meet .swimming a .strong 50 Free 
(22.22) for fourth place overall 

"1 was very impre,s.scd with Kire's 
50 Free split," Bart.sch said "He will 
definitely be able to make a positive 
impact on the 200 Freestyle Relay in 
the championship meet." 

The two remaining members of the 
winning relay team turned in strong 
performances as well Senior Mike 
Schwankl look sixth place in both the 

200 IM(2:02.34) and 200 
Breast(2:18.12). Sophomore Jared 
Lucan swam well, finishing third and 
fourth in the 100 Free (47.76) and 200 
Free (1:44.81), respectively. 

"Jared continues to improve and 
swim well and he swam some .solid 
events on Saturday," said Bartsch. 

Freshman John Proto and sopho- 
more Gustavo Mcmbiela both pow- 
ered through their events each taking 
individual second place this past 
weekend. Proto swam the 200 Breast 
in 2:08.28, while Mcmbiela took sec- 
ond in the 200 IM in 1 57 4() He also 
earned a fourth in the 200 
Back( 1:59.35). 

The young 4(X) Freestyle Relay 
team did a great job a.s we II The team 
of three freshmen and one sophomore 
combined together to swim to a third 
place in 3:19.33. Team members in- 
cluded Matt Beard.slee, Evans Ander- 
son, TedPollack and Nathan Smith 
Anderson placed fourth in the 
KKXlFrce. Pollack took fourth in the 
500 Free as well as swimming an im 
pre.ssive 200 Free. 

Brian Yodice and Torn Brennan 
were the two remaining top finishers 
from the Pittsburgh meet each plac- 
ing in two events. Yodice took third 
in the IM Dive and fourth in the 3M 
event. Brennan had both a third and a 
fifth of his own in the distance events 
of the lOtX) Free and 5(X) Free, respec- 

The teams will travel to Yale this 
Saturday to face the Bulldogs 

"The meet this weekend should be 
very good, both teams arc evenly 
matched," said Bart,sch "It was only 
a two point difference when I scored 
it out on paper so it may very well 
come down to the last relay ' 

ond half, taking .some bad shots 
while mi.ssing some open ones. 

"Offensively, we went into some 
droughts during the game, and those 
droughts hurt us," said Perretta. 

"Once we fell behind, we started 
rushing a bit and that's not our game. 
But that happens when you fall be- 


"We were getting shots, but we 
weren't making them, " said Glenning 

Glenning collected a team-high 10 
points on 4-of-8 shooting while Sliwa 
collected nine points. Villanova captain 
Denise Dillon, who was frustrated 
throughout by the pressure of the Hus- 

kies, finished with only six points on 
2-of- 10 ,sh(K)ting in 38 muuites of play. 
Ihe Wildcats ( 14-4, 8-3 Big Hast) 
now look to get back on the winning 
track as they travel to Providence to- 
morrow to take on the Friars They 
then return to take on Penn at lempie 
on Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. 


Despite losing to the defending national champion UConn Huskies, the Cats gave their Big Fast rival all it could 
handle, jumping out to an early lead. The Huskies, however, were able to fight off the Cats. 

Runners warm up for Big 
East Championships 


Sports Editor 

The men's Track and Field team 
traveled to Boston last Saturday in 
an attempt to guagc how far they had 
progressed and how far they still 
need to go 

In a meet that featured some 
world-class competitors, 'Nova 
made quite a respectable showing 
Freshman Bnan Lucas, a middle dis- 
tance runner, pnwed what he was 
made of in the 8(10ni Cl>«mpKMvship 
The ncwa>mer cn^s-vrd the finish 
line in fifth-place with « time ot 
1 49 29 I ,ucas ' 1 1 me w as su ft'ic le n t 
to qualify him for a provisional spot 
in the NCAA Championships in 

This accomplishment comes on 
the heels of teammate J R 
Mellwain's 400m qualifying perfor- 
mance last week Ihis week. 
Mcllwain demonstrated that he is 
not content to rest on his laurels. 
ITie junior took a second place in 
the4(M)m Irials 

"Mcllwain had another outstand 
ing meet." Associate Head Coach 

Jim Tuppeny said "His time in the 
40t)m was simply another outstanding 

For a second week in a row, the team 
received a strong performance from 
sophomore Karcem Archer The prom- 
ising speed.ster recorded a time of 7 S4 
in the trials of the 55m hurdles ITiis was 
good enough for sixth place 

"Archer again ran very well. " said 
Tuppeny " We expect him to keep get 
ting better as the weeks go on" 

The long distance runners also held 
their own in Boston Senior Kevin 
Chnstiani, one of the team's biggest 
kjidcrs, finished the One Mile Champi 
onship m 4 08 s3 This time was good 
enough tor a ninth-place finish, but 
Christiani needs to shave a tew seconds 
from this time to be a contender in the 
NCAA's later in the season 

In addition to Chri.stiani's compel i 
tive performance. David Seung and 
Oison Crowley finished strong Die duo 
took the 13th and ISth spots, respet 
tively in the lOOOm Championship 
Todd Iressler's 8 27 (11 in Ihe ^(XHtni 
( hampionship was good enough for 
I6th place Rounding out the distance 
runners' strong showing were (iilnicl 

Soto and Richard Morris Fioth com- 
peting in the One Mile Sections, the 
pair finished back-to-back at 1 9th and 
20th places Soto recorded a time of 
4:16.39, while Morris crossed the line 
in 4:16. 54 

"Our distance team ran well 1 was 
especially happy with (Jabe Soto's 
performance." luppeny said 

Not to be outdone by the runners 
was Steve Hlais The Senior high 
jumper cleared 6'9 75 en route to 
placing fourth in the High Jump. 

While the team seems to be re- 
sp<inding well to tough competition, 
there is still plenty of room for im- 

"1 think we need to improve in ail 
areas," Tuppeny said "Wc have been 
doing speed work to prepare fen these 
tough meets, but the real challenge 
will be the Big I^ast ( hampionships, 
NCAA's and IC4A's at the end of the 

Indeed, Ihe men will have another 
chance to warm up for these "big 3" 
this weekend Thev travel to New 
York lor the Millrose ( lames and then 
on to Delaware for the Delaware In- 

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February 2. 1996 



Cats calm Hurricanes, sneak past SU 

Hi-flying duPont 
show downs 
Miami, 90-62 



Its the first time we've been domi- 
nated like that in a long time." said 
Miami Head Coach Leonard 

Vilianova exploded for 90 points 
en route to a ?.8-point thrashing of the 
Hurricanes. It marked the highest con- 
ference scoring total for the Cats since 
they dismantled the UConn Huskies 
HI the Big Hast title game last year. 

"We knew that if we played hard- 
nosed defense and presssured their 
guys, we could get things going our 
way," said senior swingman Kerry 

Kittles ended with 25 points, six 
assists and four steals. As a team, 
'Nova forced 21 turnovers, as it tal- 
lied a grad total of 14 steals. The thefts 
led to easy buckets in transition. 

"I know how (Dean Smith) felt," 
said Hamilton, referring to the North 
Carolina mentor who was dealt a 20- 
point loss only a week earlier. "It was 
like they were coming at you in 

Nova jumped out to a 25-4 lead 
before Miami began to claw its way 
back When Steven Edwards nailed a 
buzzer-beating three-pointer to end the 
first half, there was certainly an un- 
easy feeling in the air. With the 
memory of the Providence lapse still 
fresh in the minds of everyone in 
duPont Pavilion, the 38-32 halftime 

advaijtaop wuv; \fiiti than ru..f t,..^;„„ 

Kittles and fellow senior Eric 
Eberz knocked down several treys 
early in the second half, though, to get 
the team rolling again. The two com- 
bined for y-of-14 shooting from be- 
yi>nd the arc. 

"In the second half. Kittles stepped 
it up," said Hamilton "Iliere lies the 

"All year we've been working on 
getting a killer instinct," said Kittles 

His shoting. while coupled with a 
second half team field goal percent- 
age of nearly 70 percent, allowed 
'Nova to pull away 

I'he victory was truly a complete 
(continued on pai^c M)) 


1. Massachusetts ^ 

2. Kentucky 

3. Kansas 

4. Connecticut 

5. Cincinatti 


7. Utah 

8. North Carolina 
'^ (ieorgetown 
10. Penn State 

1 1 . Memphis 

12. Wake Forest 

13. Virginia Tech 

14. Arizona 

15. Texas Tech 

16. Iowa 

17. Purdue 

18. Syracuse 

'tH-M. ■ 



Kerry Kittles prepares to embarass his unwitting opponent. The senior guard scored his 2,000 career point in 
Monday's nip-and-tuck battle with Syracuse. 

Four Wildcat greats honored 






Boston College 




Hastern Michigan 




Georgia Tech 


Sfx>rls t.ditor 

Kerry Kittles with the jam. Eric 
I'ber/ spots up for three Jason 
l^iwson gets the ball on the low block, 
gets the bucket, and the foul. After 
watching scenes like these night af- 
ter nighl. It becomes easy to fall m 
love with the Cats. 

But who knew that there were qual- 
ity hoops on Route .^0 before the Lap- 
pas era .' Oh sure, you have heard sto- 
ries about an alleged NCAA title in 
1*W,'>. but vou were probably about ten 
years old and cared more about watch- 
ing Saturday morning cartoons than 
college basketball 

Ihc (act IS, Vilianova has a storied 
basketball which extends long 
beyond the current crew of stars, and 
even beyond that fateful night in Ken- 
tucky oh so long ago 

On Saturday, in the halftime 
against Miami, we had a brief chance 
to honor some of the men who con 
tributed to our illustrious tradition and 
harrow some trulv amazing basketball 


The first to have his jersey retired, 
or more properly, his name hung from 
the duPont rafters was Jack Kraft. 
Coach Kraft, who blessed us with his 
basketball knowledge on the Main 
Line from 1961-73 brought the Cats 
to their first ever national champion- 
ship game in 1971. Compiling a 238- 
95 record. Jack Kraft set a standard of 
coaching excellence that has rarely 
been duplicated in college athletics. 

In addition to Kraft, the duPont 
crowd cheered Villanova's career 
points per game leader Larry 
Hennesy's 23.2 ppg have not been 
matched in 43 years Playing only 
three seasons, from 1950-.^. number 
14 compiled 1,737 total points. The 
enormity of Hennesy's scoring aver- 
age comes to light when considering 
that Kerry Kittles had a career aver- 
age of 17 7 ppg in his first three sea 

Keith Herron, Villanova's all-time 
leading scorer with 2,170 points was 
on-hand as well for the ceremony 
Herron. who played from 1979 K3 

look.s as if he could step on the floor 
and play today He led the team in 
scoring for four straight years. His 
career 18.5 ppg helped make him a 
three-time team MVP as well as an 
All-Big Five .selection 

I.ast, but certainly not, was 
John Pinone. A complete player, 
Pinone was chosen as an Ail-Ameri- 
can during his freshman sea.son of 
1979-80. Like Herron, he led his team 
in scoring all four years while haul- 
ing in 837 career rebounds. Pinone 
has countless accolades to his credit 
including the MVP award from the 
Philadelphia Big Five 

Vilianova indeed has had a rich 
basketball tradition for several years. 
Nationwide, the tradition is well- 
known and ought to be more recog 
nized here at home. So next time 
Kittles knocks down a seemingly im- 
possible jump shot and you lift your 
eyes to the heavens as if to thank the 
Almighty, glance over to the rafters 
and remember that Kerry was not the 
first to do it 

Kittles reaches 
milestone in OT 
win versus Orange 



Alvin Williams may have hit the 
clinching shot in overtime, but it was 
'Nova superstar Kerry Kittles who re- 
ally won the game, as the Cats escaped 
72-69. The senior scored 26 points, 
pas,sing the 2,0(K)-point mark for his 

"It was very emotional for us to just 
get out there and do the things we used 
to do," said Kittles. 

It was Kittles' play throughout the 
game that allowed Eric Eberz to spot 
up for his fwo crucial three-pointers 
in the final minutes. The red-hot 
Kittles (lO-of-16 from three-point 
range over the past two games) nailed 
four three-pointers during the game 
and grabbed nine rebounds. In fact, 
he was probably only out-performed 
by one player on the court: Syracuse's 
Joh Wallace. 

Wallace finished with 31 points 
and seven rebounds. The big man dis- 
played exceptional quickness and an 
outside shooting touch that has al- 
lowed him to shoot 50 percent from 
three-point range in Big East play. 

"It's about impossible to stop a big 
man who's that quick," said Williams, 
who had nine rebounds and five as- 
sists to accompany his flying bank- 
shot. "He's so talented." 

But it was Williams who ultimately 
frustrated Wallace. 

"That was ridiculous," said 
TTBTTnuc in Trniiams snot mat gave the 
Cats a 72-68 lead in overtime. "I'd 
like to see him make that bank shot 

Wallace was given a final chance 
to tie the game and force another over- 
time, but his three-point attempt ca- 
reened off the backboard harmlessly. 
Lazarus Sims had forced the first over- 
time with a buzzer-beating shot from 
the lane. 

Vilianova center Ja.son Lawson had 
another solid game, going 6-of-7 from 
the floor en route to a 15 point perfor- 

"To get a win like this at the Car- 
rier Dome means a lot," .said Law.son 
The Orangemen had not lost at 
home all sea.son. The win put Vili- 
anova at 16-3 and allowed the team to 
capitalize on Georgetown's loss, mov- 
ing up to No. 6 inb<ith the Ap and USA 
Today Polls. 

Syracuse just seemed to fall apart 
in the overtime periods it missed all 
four of its shots from the floor. Even 
then, the Orange had a chace. But they 
mis,sed one too many foul shots and 
wound up on the wrong side of a 
bouncing ball, namely Williams' shot 
with 39 seconds remaining. 

"I thought it was a very big game," 
said Head Coach Steve Lappas, ex- 
pressing dis,sa.stisfaction with previous 
efforts on the road. 

The team hosts Pittsburgh tomor- 
row at 4 p.m. Tlie game will be broad- nationwide on NBC 

The game will mark Kittles' first 
home appearance since he reached the 
2,(XX) point plateau. If he can remain 
healthy, there is little doubt that he will 
displace Keith Herron (1974-78) as 
the all-time leading scorer in Vilianova 
history. For now. the Nova faithful 
will hold its breath in reagrd to his 
groin pull. 

"It's still bothering me." said 
Kittles "It's getting better I'm get- 
ting less cautious about it " 

Vilianova, which has developed 
into a stellar second-half team over the several sea.sons, appears poised 
to make a run at the conference title 
With wins over two Top 20 teams in 
the past three games, 'Nova seems to 
be gelling at just the right point of the 


1. No. 1 

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hcbruaiA 9. 1996 

Siblings arrive on 
campus today 


Assistanl News Editor 

Friday Feb. 9 through Sunday, Feb. 
11, Villanova's 12th annual Sibling's 
Weekend will be in effect. A select 
group of f)eople, headed by Student 
Development and the Special Events 
Committee of the Campus Activities 
Team, began planning in October of 

According to Meghan Mooney, 
staff advisor for Student Development, 
"The weekend looks like it's going to 
be a great success." There are about 
200 University students participating 
with 300 siblings, which should be a 
better outcome than that of last year's 

The activities begin on Friday with 
registration from 5-8p.m. in the 
Vilianova Room of the Connelly Cen- 
ter. From 10 p.m. until midnight, there 
will be rides to and from Devon Bowl- 
ing Lanes. The movie, "Aladdin" is 
playing in Connelly Center Cinema on 

Camden Aquarium, Sportland 
America and the Franklin Institute of 
Technology. There will also be a buf- 
fet dinner and a carnival Saturday 
evening and a Siblings' Mass at 10 
a.m. on Sunday. Following Mass will 
be a brunch and a scavenger hunt. All 
events are sold out. 

The student chair of this year's Sib- 
lings' Weekend is sophomore, Wendy 
Lanyon. Tracy Buckley, Kevin Ouinn, 
Nicole Dishok, Danielle November, 
Colleen Cavanaugh, Nancy Lynch and 
Andrea Blackwey are also in charge 
of specific areas. These positions were 
acquired through an appncallon and 
interview process. 

The only concern Mooney has 
heard repeatedly is that the weekend 
is geared mainly toward younger sib- 
lings. Her response to this complaint 
was, "It is kind of difficult to allow a 
17-year-old brother stay in Sheehan, 
and once people hear this explanation, 
they generally understand." 

The University does not make any 

Today marks the beginning of the annual Siblings Weekend celebration. 

m i PHOR) 


Friday at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. as well money from this weekend; in fact they 
as Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. On are hoping to break even. 

Saturday, there will be tiljjs lo iTic — 

Race relations 
issues addressed 

Multi-purpose office to open 
for co-curricular organizations 


Assistant News Editor 

The Peace and Justice Lecture Se- 
ries hosted author, activist and pro- 
fes.sor, (jcorge I^key, who led a semi- 
nar .styled talk, "Race relations: Is rec- 
onciliation possible?" on Tuesday 
Feb. 6 Ihc di.scussion explored the 
issue of race in America and the prac- 
tical ways of addressing racism The 
purpose of the lecture was "to talk 
about something not to be talked about 
in many circles," said Lakey, a social 
action and diversity trainer. 

l^key started by telling about his 
experience as a fundamentalist evan- 
gelical boy preacher who spoke on 
racial equality as Gcxl's will in his first 
and last .sermon in 1948. Although the 
congregation was unwmfortable with 
his sermon, no one was ever willing 
lo tell him why. Ever since then, he 
has worked to address issues of racial 
equality and race relations. 

He asked the audience to form 
groups and think of what a.ssets and 
obstacles exist in achieving racial rec- 
onciliation. Ethnic diversity, education 
and the ideology of equality were dis- 
cus.sed as as.sets. Some obstacles were 
the in.stitutionalization of racism, the 
economic system and fear l^key as- 
•scrted that people should use rank to 
utilize assets and combat the ob- 

He explained rank as the conglom- 
eration of privilege granted because of 
external characteristics (race, gender, 
etc ), status and special ability, psy- 
chological endurance and tran.scen- 
dcnce of suffering and/or spiritual 
adeptncss Uikcy talked about how it 
was es.sential for him to stop feeling 
guilty about being white .so he could 
use Ihc privilege of rank received by 
being white to fight racism. I^key 
stated, "Reconciliation depends on 
white people taking responsibility for 

dealing with racism, and there are 
practical ways of doing that." 

ITirough an audience, he 
discu.s.sed options for dealing with rac- 
ism and remarks. Some ideas 
were to lead people to question them- 
selves and their comments in a non- 
confrontational manner, to address the 
comment from personal perspective, 
and exp>erience and to begin by apolo- 
gizing for invading someone's space 
with one's own communication style 
in order to a.s,sert the message. Lakey 
also explored the imperialism and in- 
stitutionalization of communication 
styles in .society, based on culture, race 
and gender. 

"Race is a social construct not a 
biological reality," said Lakey. The 
lecture examined the complexity, yet 
the feasibility of addressing racism. 


Assistant News Editor 

A student organization center pro- 
vided by the office of Student Devel- 
opment is opening Feb. 12 in order to 
serve the University's co-curricular 

The center, located in 108 
Dougherty Hall, will be furnished with 
work stations, a computer with e-mail 
access, a laser printer, a helium tank 
for balloons and other miscellaneous 
work materials. 

" Ihe purpose of the center is to 
provide an area for student organiza- 
tion to conduct their business." said 
Randy Farmer, director of Student 

The center is ideal for meetings 
with executive officers and faculty 
advisors and for work space, to create 
flyers and programs for student 

The resources and the uses of the 
center will evolve according to the 
needs of student organizations 

Work study employees from Stu- 
dent Development will assist groups 
with the facility. Next year a graduate 
student will be available to help orga- 

"By providing this center with su- 
pervision and consultation, it will 
strengthen the relationship between 
groups and student tlcvelopnunt."" 
Farmer said 

Fhis center is expcclcd lo (.nhancc 
and provide many conveniences for 
student organ i/ati<nis 

"We have rccogni/cd tlic need lor 
the center for several years as an im- 
provement of co-curricular activities. 
Facilities is one of the biggest chal- 
lenges for the University and the de- 
partment of Student Development," 
stated Farmer 

Some other universities have cen- 

ters similar to this endeavor, but 
Farmer praised University student 
leaders as unique from other schools. 
"When 1 see leaders from other 
sch(K>ls at national conferences. I have 
a greater appreciation (or the abilities 
of our student leaders They are moti- 
\<ited,^self-directed. .iiul constantly 
seeking to improve their leadership 
skills A lot of this is related to the 
dedication of our iacuitv atlvisors 
also." The center will he ,» needed as- 
set to studeiil k-.idcrs .md organiza- 

The center, exclusivelv lor use In 
student organizations, will he fur 
iiished Monday and will be accessible 
Tuesday through the office of Student 
Development The center's hours are 
9 am to 5 p m weekdays; these hours 
will alter to assist groups next year 
with the addition of the graduate as- 

C & F holds breakfast 
for students and faculty 


Students of the College of Commerce and Finance were given the 
opportunity to jola their teachers for a Continental breakfast on Feb. 2 


Nrws hdilor 

A Student Faculty tontinental. 
community breaktasl was held for the 
college of Commerce and Finance on 
Friday, Feb 2. Coffee, lea. doughnuts 
and pastries were served from S to 1 1 
am. in the third (loot lounge of 
Hartley Hall 

Ihe event was a )oinI itfort of the 
college of Commerce and Finance and 
the Student Ciovernmcnt Association 
(S(iA). Commerce and I in, nice Sena- 
tors Dana Malardi, Sneha I'atel and 
Sheldon Pollock played a large role 
m coordinating ihc mntning The 
Universilv's Dining Services pro- 
vided Ihe food. 

"Ihe [Commerce and Finance) 
deans handled the budget aspects and 
S(iA took care of publicity, ' said Pol- 


"Flyers were put in tlu dorms and 
buildings and notices were put in stu- 
dent mailboxes." he added Manv pro- 
fessors cncouragetl their students to 
attend the breakfast 

" I'here was a good mix of students 
<ind faculty," said Pollock The turn 
out was much better than expected." 
he said The idea was lo host an event 
that would "build a strong sense of 
community between the students and 
faculty," said Pollock 

The original proposal was lo spon 
sor 'a big C<tF dinner," said Pollock 
It was finally decided it would be bet 
ter to "start small and gradually build 
our way into a bigger event," he added 
Ihe (uitcome of the breakfast was so 
succes.sful that similar gatherings will 
be held on Ihe first Friday of each 

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This week 

Editorials 06 

Patterson 07 

Features 1 3 

Entertainment ....17 

Sports 22 

Klicks Korner 25 


Tbees are the big issue in the 
campus discussion this week. 
See what the arbor brouhaha is 
all about Also, find out what 
Gavaghan has to say about 
homophobia. Joe Patterson 
explains why we need to bring 
honest Abe back into American 
politics. Once again, read On 
the Marc's thoughts on Bosnia. 


It's here! What we've all been 
waiting for—Everything you've 
ever wanted to know about 
Chris and Bob. Need a m^or? 
See what the nursing school has 
to offer you in M^jor TYwuble. 
Finally, get some Valentine's 
Day tips for those not lucky 
enough to have a valentine. 


Cioing to the movies? Check 
out what Entertainment has to 
say about "Bed of Roses," "Mr. 
Holland's Opus," and "Dead 
Man Walking." Before you 
rush out to buy that new 
Spacehog CI), see whether 
Karen (loulari gave it the 
thumbs up or the thumbs down. 
Ari stuff abounds at the Barnes 
Foundation and at Villanova's 
Chamber Music series. Finally, 
see what your Valentine's 
horroscope has in store for you. 


Ihe ( ats are on fire! Aftt'r 
drubbing Pitt on national TV, 

Nova once again sold out the 
Spectrum for a huge win over 
those hated Hoyas from 
(Georgetown. If you missed 
these fantastic battles on the 
hardwood, too had. Still, you 
can check out the recaps of 
both games in sports. See what 
Fire and Ice have to say about 
the not so Big S and find out 
why Klick would take Kerry 
Kittles over Allen Iverson. 


February 9. 1996 

Beyond the Main Line 

Compiled by Claire Rehwinkel 
Source: The New York Times 

U.S. warning to 

The United States has an- 
nounced a strict warning to China 
concerning the pirating of software, 
videos and music. Concern for 
maintaining credibility with trading 
partners has sparked the action. 

Many American officials fear 
that the trade dispute could hamper 
American efforts to convince the 
Chinese that they must end their 
crackdown on dissidents and stop 
the sales of missiles and other mili- 
tary hardware in South Asia and the 
Middle East. 

Salvadoran schism 

The appointment of a conserva- 
tive archbishop. Bishop Fernando 
Saenz Lacalle, in San Salvador is a 
signal that the theology of liberation 
that defined the Catholic church in 
Latin America for a quarter of a cen- 
tury is in retreat. 

Salvador, a country still affected 
by many years of civil war under 
their previous bishop, Romero, was 
shocked by Rome's decision to el- 
evate Bishop Saenz into such a po- 

U.S. soldier Killed in 

The first American soldier was 
killed in Bosnia this week by a land 
mine, as Bosnian factions met a 

deadline to withdraw from the terri- 

United States officials say that the 
unnamed soldier died instantly with 
the explosion. ITie soldier was flown 
to the 212th mobile Army surgical 
hospital near Gradacac, where he was 
pronounced dead. 

Upon learning of the death, Presi- 
dent Clinton was asked if he regretted 
his decision to send troops into the 
Bosnian mission. "No, not at all," said 
the President. "1 told the American 
people before it started the place was 
filled with mines." 

Scandal haunts 

Allegations that high-ranking 
Spanish officials were part of a police 
plot in the 1980's to kill Basque .sepa- 
ratists are looming over the Govern- 

Fourteen former police and Gov- 
ernment officials are presently on trial 
for the secret operation, and it is per- 
haps the main rea.son why elections 
were called off in Spain this past 

Changing the guard 
at Apple 

The groundwork for Apple 

Computer's dismissal of its chief, 
Micnael n. spmmcr, waN sci ai an 

angry shareholder's meeting last 

Spindler was described by associ- 
ates as being "burned out" and 
claimed, himself, to be "fed up" after 
putting in exceptionally long hours 
with Apple Spindler is dealing with 

a heart condition and a wife with can- 

Testing the Iowa 

By the a)nventional wisdom that 
Iowa is won with organization, Phil 
Gramm should be doing well, but, 
Steve Forbes is challenging the notion. 

Gramm has had thousands of lo- 
wans' names on his computer since 
1993 and last year he hired Marlys 
Popma, traditionally referred to as 
Iowa's premier organizer among so- 
cial conservatives, who may account 
for up to half of caucus attendance. 

Like most Republican candidates, 
however, Gramm is worried by 
Forbes' tendencies to spend abun- 
dances in his personal campaign. 

Mother chooses 

A Harvard University photography 
student, who was arrested in a con- 
frontation over nude photographs of 
her young son, will go to prison rather 
than accept a court's alternative. 

The court told the mother to pay 
damages to the photo lab that reported 
her negatives to the authorities as sus- 
picious and to perform 50 hours of 
community service. 

Judge Roanne Sragow re-sen- 
tenced the mother to 30 days at the 
Massachusetts Correctional Institu- 
tion in Framingham, a women's 

Cutbacks at the U.N. 

Due to financial difficulties, the 

United Nations will be forced to 
cut back its permanent staff of 
10,000 people in New York and 
other cities by 10 percent over the 
next two years. 

Joseph E. Conner, an official 
under Secretary General for Ad- 
ministration and Management, told 
a General Assembly working 
group, dealing with the Hnancial 
crisis, that by the end of this year 
the organization is supposed to be 
about $420 million in debt for 
regular budget expenses alone, not 
counting peacekeeping operations. 

The personal cuts, forced on the 
United Nations by a combination 
of reduced budgets and failure of 
member nations to pay dues on 
time, would begin to shrink for the 
first time an organization that has 
been widely criticized for its large 

Medicaid agree- 

An agreement has been made 
by the nation's governors regard- 
ing Medicaid. The proposal was in 
favor of giving each state a lump 
sum of Federal money, or a block 
grant, while also guaranteeing a 
package of medical benefits to 
millions of poor people. 

The governors at the bipartisan 
conference said that they had also 
made progress toward a compro- 
mise on welfare, another major is- 
sue with the budget debate. 

By themselves, the National 
Governors' A-ssociation cannot al- 
ter Medicaid or welfare policy now 
set by the Federal government. 

But both the White House and 
Republican leaders in Congress 
have been looking to them for sug- 
gestions about how to overcome 
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Page 3 

Good Counsel residents complain about leaks 

By (;INARIIL1.() 

Mana^in^ Editor 

TTiroughout the year, numer 
ous residents of Good Counsel Hall 
have experienced excessive water 
damage to their rooms and personal 
belongings. Problems have stemmed 
from leaking windows and casements, 
sinks and ceilings. Despite the com- 
plaints to the administration, these 
problems have yet to be corrected. 

Many residents have had personal 
items ruined, And the forecast of rain 
sends students running back to their 
rooms to move their belongings away 
from their desks. Although the costs 
of lost material property is not signifi- 
cant, the intangible value of these 
g(K)ds is irreplacable. 

Heather Anthony, a sophomore, 
has had a notable loss. Her grand- 
mother has recently paSvSed away. On 
Anthony's desk were pictures of her 
grandmother. These pictures were 
ruined by the rain two weeks ago. 

Anthony commented on her loss," 
I can't replace them [the pictures), and 
I can't take anymore. They [the ad- 
ministration] can't replace them, ei- 

Anthony has not just had her fam- 
ily pictures ruined, but her album col- 
lection, assorted compact discs, text 
books, rolls of film and a bottle of 
Tylenol were all .soaked and destroyed. 
She went home two weeks ago, not 
expecting to have so many of her per- 
sonal items ruined. This is not to say 
that Anthony was unaware of the situ- 
ation. It has occurred four of five 
times, since September, to her and her 
hallmates. It has also been reported to 
the administration every time, with- 
out avail. 

According to residents, the main 
problem lies within the administration 
They are aware of the problem, yet, 
the women of Good ("ouasel "feel ig- 
nored." Bridget Bagnato, sophomore, 
feels that the administration is "brush- 
ing them off." Bagnato has not had 
anything ruined of hers. She too went 
away last weekend, but had a feeling 
that she should move her brand new 
computer. "It's a good thing I did," 
she said. Her room experienced fltKxl- 
ing over the weekend, as well. 

When asked if maintenance was 
handling the situation well, sopho- 

more Hmi Stechler's thoughts echoed 
those of her hallmates 'With the 
amount money our parents arc paying, 
you would think that ihey could fix a 
leaky window," she said. Stechler's 
printer was ruined in the last rain 
storm, and she was here for the week- 

Facilities Management has stated 
that the flooding situation will not be 
fixed most likely until the summer 
because the windows must be totally 
replaced. Facilities Management ex- 
ecutive director, John Gallen, stated 
that windows have a "finite lifespan." 

He also said that there is "Thirty-five 
million dcjlars worth of deficiencies" 
on campus (iallcn also said that the 
available funds do not meet this need 
An attempt to remedy the situation 
was made by the maintenance staff 
I'hev came and sealed the windows 
However, instead of using caulk, they 
used duct tape. This measure has 
proven to be ineffective, since the leak 
lies within the casement, and not the 
window. But maintenance should not 
be blamed. According to Anthony, 
"They [the maintenance statT] just take 
orders from the administration." An- 

tht)ny also tccis that putting off repa- 
rations to Cj(M)d Counsel until the sum- 
mer is "blatant disrespect for the stu- 
ilcnts ' Bagnato states, "At this point, 
I just don't know what their doing with 
our dollars "' 

Ix'aky windows is not the t)iily situ- 
ation that has been ignored by the ad- 
ministration, l^sl semester, Bagnato 
and her roommate Kristen Stec came 
home from classes one day to a seep- 
ing wet floor. It seems that one of the 
pipes in their sink had a hole and was 
dripping onto the floor. It took three 
days for it to be fixed. 

Incident raises concern about policies 


Staff Reporter 

A procedure that mandates that 
public safety investigate all injuries 
that receive treatment in the Univer- 
sity infirmary has been questioned. At 
1 1 p.m. on Jan. 18, freshman Hezekiah 
Lewis went to the infirmary to receive 
treatment for a finger he had bruised 
in a game of basketball. Upon re- 
ceiving satisfactory treatment for his 
injury and filing the proper reports 
with the infirmary, he underwent an 
extensive investigative procedure 
from the University. 

Even though the information re- 
garding this accidental injury could 
have been given to public safety over 
the telephone, Lewis complied with 
an interview. Since this was his first 
visit to the infirmary he had the un- 
derstanding that this was normal pro- 

Lewis claims to have taken a seat 
and to have waited for public safety 
to arrive. Forty-five minutes later, a 
public safety officer arrived and is .said 
to have begun his procedural investi- 
gation of the incident. First he a.sked 
Lewis what happened. L^wis claims 
that the public safety officer ques- 
tioned fighting as the cause of the 
bruised finger. 

He explained that he injured his 
finger while playing basketball and 
claims to have told the officer he was 
unaware that one had to hurt some- 
one else in order to be hurt himself. 
Lewis also said he a.sked the officer if 
any fight had been rep<irted. The an- 
swer to this question was no. 

Lewis claims the officer continued 
his interrogation by asking where the 
injury took place and at approximately 
what time it occurred. Upon receiv- 
ing answers to his stream of questions, 
the officers left the room. Lewis then 

left concerned about the interview he 
had just partaken in. 

Questions over whether or not this 
procedure is consistently practiced 
soon surfaced. Shortly following this 
incident, another student, injured in 
the same game, went to the infirmary 
for treatment. However, the treatment 
of this student's injured hand did not 
require that this "standard" procedure 
be followed with him. 

When this second student went 
back to the infirmary for an excuse 
note, the staff on-duty filled out a re- 
port on his accidental injury. The sec- 
ond brought suspicion of prejudice in 
the picture. Lewis is African-Ameri- 
can and the second patient is white. 

Dr. Richard Neville, vice president 
of Student Life and the department of 
Public Safety, assured Lewis that the 
procedure that followed that evening 
was not only proper, but routine, and 
that no one student is treated differ- 

ently from any other student Public 
Safety .says it responds to all calls to 
the infirmary and has practiced this 
procedure hundreds of times, and is 
willing to the sensitive issue. 
They also maintain that the sec- 
ond patient to the infirmary had the 
same procedure followed with his 
case, excluding the interrogation by a 
public .safety officer. Upon inquiring 
about the procedure followed on Jan 
18, it has come to light that the uni- 
versity has no such procedure written 
in its Manual of Procedures. Ms 
Kathy Byrnes, Esq. of the dean of Stu- 
dent Life's office, knows of "no such 
university-wide procedure or policy." 
The University has also com- 
mented that this procedure in particu 
lar is for the protection of the student, 
and although not written on file is 
nonetheless a proper and practical 







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Juuathan M. Klkk and Jw PatterM>n 
tklitopi in Chief 

Karen M. (louiart 
Associate Editor 

James M. Donio and Gina Rullo 
Managing Editors 

Raising the level of discussion on campus. 

Diversity policies 
raise concern 

Over the years, countless stories dealing with mulitculturalism 
have graced the pages of The Villanovan. It nothing else, this 
emphasis in the newspaper reflects a growing trend in the Univer- 
sity to highlight such concerns. Recently, these articles detailing 
the various programs and policies have sparked increased specula- 
tion among many students. 

The Administration's Strategic Plan {A Future of Promise, a 
Future of Excellence) was revealed this past Fall. The second of 
the 14 outlined points details a stated goal of taking further overt 
measures to recruit minorities. Unfortunately, this commitment 
inherently comes at the expense of others, namely the non-pre- 
ferred groups. The scholarship policies, for better or worse, are 
openly discriminatory, often admittedly set aside for certain groups. 
Even within specific stipends, such as the Presidential Scholar- 
ships, awards vary depending upon the person's skin color. 

Few people will deny that Villanova tends to be a homogenous 
community, but does that perception warrant policies that leave 
certain groups out in the cold based solely upon their skin color? 
As with most affirmative action policies, these practices deal with 
broad groups, often ignoring the impact that they have upon the 

There are certainly students who deserve special consideration, 
whether it be due to financial stress or a tough life. But should race 
or ethnicity really be used as the sole determinant of this? It has 
been well documented that the already privileged members of the 
minority groups are the ones that receive the lion's share of the 
spoils that come with affirmative action policies. One wonders if 
the same thing happens here. Are we too worried about appear- 
ance? Would an indigent from Appalachia receive the same treat- 
ment as an affluent minority student? 

But the quest for diversity does not end in the Admissions Of- 
fice and scholarship committees. 

lamentably, these philosophies now threaten academics. Di- 
verse classes are certainly necessary and appreciated, but when 
core comiculum courses lose their focus, there is reason for con- 
cern. For example, a section of The West and the World: 1750- 
prcsent (a required course for most Arts students) went an entire 
semester without giving any mention to the American Revolution, 
the Civil War or World War I. For a Western Civilization class to 
discount such monumental events would be comical if it were not 
so tragic. Basic knowledge was replaced by class long lectures on 
a myriad of less worthy topics, including the merits of vegetarian- 
ism. For a first-year student, such blatant loathing for the Western 
culture can lead to alienation, distrust and, even worse, ignorance. 
Obviously, Villanova is a private institution and, thus, has the 
right to do as it pleases. In the end, though, do policies that empha- 
size differences really improve the community atmosphere? Will 
a broadside on the intellectual staples of Western civilization truly 
lead to a better understanding of the world? 

A Future of Promise claims "to be passive in our efforts to cre- 
ate a more diverse culture will, in the long term, be counterproduc- 
tive in light of our goals." Perhaps, the pertinent question con- 
cerns the nature of "our goals," and more importantly, are they 
worth sacrificing a basic concept of fairness. 

Athletic Department 
oversteps bounds 

After Monday's basketball game against Georgetown, it seems 
apparent that the University Athletic Department believes it has 
the authority to suspend the right to freedom of expression for Vil- 
lanova students, not to mention students' property rights. 

During a particularly boisterous portion of the game, three stu- 
dents emerged wearing prison clothing with the number three 
painted on the back. TTiis move was meant to criticize Georgetown 
and its star player Allen Iverson who had spent a good portion of 
his senior year in high school in jail. To avoid the wrath of Hoya 
Coach John I'hompson, an athletic Department official confiscated 
the students' garb and proudly paraded it around the arena, saving 
the 1H,(HX) plus fans from whatever harm these fans presented. 

Regardless of the sophomoric nature of the students' display, 
they had the right to make it, and the Athletic Department over- 
stepped its bounds with its seizure of the costumes. Thompson 
knew the implications of admitting a convicted criminal to an oth- 
erwise well respected institution. Villanova should not feel the 
responsibility nor the right to ease his conscience. 

Columnist out of 
line with Greek 

To the Editor: 

Although we have disagreed with 
several editorials throughout the year, 
we have never felt as compelled to 
respond publicly as we do to last 
weeks's article, "Speaking plainly 
about frat issue." As members of two 
separate sororities, we were person- 
ally offended and insulted, to say the 
very least, by generalizations made 
about Greek life. 

First of all, it is unfair and unwise 
to suggest that all fraternity men pos- 
sess a negative attitude and opinion of 
women. The most disparaging com- 
ment was "...[inl their world, where 
women in general are pieces of meat. 
And then the administration and stu- 
dent wonder why there is a Greek/non- 
Greek chasm on this campus." Such 
a negative mind .set is not only a prob- 
lem in "our world," but also in all of 
society. Even at Villanova, this prob- 
lem transcends the "chasm" separat- 
ing Greeks and non-Greeks. The un- 
fortunate reality is that some men on 
campus do possess this negativity and 
hat some women do tolerate it; how- 
ever, making such a broad based state- 
ment is just as abhorrent as the com- 
ment that surfaced this controversy 
back in December. As someone who 
espouses to be a feminist, the writer 
served a major number of her sisters 
on campus the deejjest, most severe 
insult ofall in her generalization. How 
can one assume that women involved 
in the Greek community are not edu- 
cated or strong enough to recognize 
and avoid such a negative and demean- 
ing attitude? 

Another disturbing comment was 
"After all by choosing to call my.self 
a feminist I've chosen to distance 
myself irreparably. " As educated and 
self-respecting women, we have also 
chosen to di.stance ourselves. We were 
able to realizx, however, that it is not 
just Cireek men who possess this su- 
periority complex and that a separa- 
tion was neces.sary from an attitude 
and not an entire group of people. 
Such a radical and abrasive approach, 
which is suggested in the article, is 
b<iund to foster ho.stility in anyone. In 
addition, derogatory and unfair com- 
ments made with a lack of knowledge 
and experience to a .specific ,s(x:ial set- 
ting is in itself ignorant. 

We simply could not ignore such 
and insulting and damaging article the writer claims that she is 
"not trying to pigeonhole every fra- 
ternity member: which in fact was 
followed by a sarcastic comment 
about [.ettcrs to the Editor As a com- 

munity, the Greek system realizes 
there is a problem and we have come 
together to improve and secure our 
present system. We are common vic- 
tims of unfair criticism, but a nega- 
tive commentary by one of our peer 
leaders ins awfully damaging. Ironi- 
cally, the writer who complained 
about a separation between Greeks 
and non-Greeks wrote an article which 
was more divisive to the college com- 
munity that it was constructive. The 
leader of a campus newspajjer should 
assume more responsibility and use 
her position to be constructive rather 
than destructive. 

Kimberiy Kosa 
Ami Heller 

Editor's note: Ann Gavaghan does 
not hold an editorial position on The 
ViUanovan. She is a weekly colum- 

defended by former 

To the Editor: 

Bcrtucci's restaurant in Wayne is 
a model for excellence which explains 
its huge popularity on the Mainline. 
Patrons enjoy the ambiance of a true 
Italian eatery. The cuisine is remark- 
ably fresh, hot rolls are addictive and 
abundant, and the atmosphere is more 
than inviting. Bertucci's caters to ev- 
erybody-featuring chalkboards and 
homemade play dough for the kids and 
a full selection of fine Italian food in- 
cluding appetizers, pizza, pasta, 
calzoncs, desserts and a full bar. All 
ingredients are at the peak of fresh- 
ness, and you can even witness all of 
the kneading, dicing, tossing and bak- 
ing with your very own eyes as you 

As a summer Bertucci's employee 
in Massachusetts and a former 
Bertucci's employee in Wayne, I have 
never since experienced a restaurant 
with equal pride in its product. My 
friends and I frequent Bardie's weekly 
because for the first time exceptional 
food meeW our restricting college bud- 

Bardie's epitomizes Italian fo<xJ at 
its best. Of course, if you've ever 
eaten at Bardie's, you'll deem this re- 
buttal of a poor review unneces.sary, 
because as long as Lancaster Avenue 
exists, there will always be a steady 
flow of loyal patrons on their way to 
Bardie's restaurant. 

Jenna IVoy 
Class of 1998 

Class calls for 
protection of 
campus trees 

To the Editor: 

Our class believes in the concept 
of an Arboretum and the protection of 
trees and bushes on Villanova 's cam- 
pus. We also believe in the continued 
modernization of our campus. How- 
ever, when we read angry responses 
to valid student concerns regarding 
possible plans to cut down a tree, es- 
pecially for frivolous reasons, we have 
a right to express our foreboding that 
the university is again promoting a de- 
preciation instead of an appreciation 
for nature. It is only very recent that 
Villanova began calling itself an ar- 
boretum despite 20 years of neglect. 

If the Villanova perception centers 
around cutting trees to make things 
easier for its grounds keepers, it is no 
wonder students are concerned that the 
campus will no longer be an arbore- 
tum. Why do we not hear of plans to 
replace the loss of trees along the new 
entrance way to campus, or in the is- 
lands littered throughout the new Law 
School parking lot? Why do we hear 
only rumors of plans to remove trees? 
We would like to hear your reasons 
for this double standard of shared in- 

Dr. Joseph E. Thompson's 
Peace and Justke Class 


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Today's leaders can learn from birthday boy Lincoln 


Honest Abe celebrates a birthday 
next Monday. With the current cyni- 
cism as.sociated with contemporary 
politics, it is truly refreshing to reflect 
upon the message of the Great Eman- 
cipator, a man who genuinely elevated 
the public discourse. 

Too often, today's politicians re- 
duce issues to a basic level, relying 
upon sound bites and opinion polls to 
guide their stances. They search for 
a political consensus. 

Mr. Lincoln did not fall victim to 
such shallow preoccupations. Instead, 
he forged a new consensus. He gave 
birth to a new party by attacking an 
issue that made people uncomfortable, 
even irritable to the point of violence. 
While the other legislators of his day 
paid minimal lip-service to the slavery 
issue and appeared bent upon preserv- 
ing the status quo, Lincoln took the 
issue by the horns and eventually won 
the heart and soul of the nation. 

Lincoln suffered unimaginable 
ridicule, slanderous press, and, ulti- 
mately death, but his concepts of ab- 
solute truths prevailed over the "prag- 
matic" policies that favored pacifica- 
tion and inaction over confrontation. 
Lincoln did not desire merely to rep- 
resent his constituents; he wished to 
lead them. 

Abraham Lincoln epitomized the 
concept of statesmanship. He was elo- 
quent and consumed by a desire to 

unprove his country. He had a firm 
grasp of political philosophy and was 
unafraid to delve into the true impli- 
cations of his own freedom and lib- 
erty. Indeed, Americans today could 
learn a lot from his preaching. 

The Declaration of Independence, 
a document that seems to get little 
more than a passing reference from 
those outside the scholarly con.serva- 
tive crowd, formed the backbone of 
Lincoln's ideology. For him, the Dec- 
laration was more than a simple rally- 
ing cry against the It was not 

simply a pseudo-legal motivational 
tool, but rather the basis of the Con- 
stitution, and thus, the basis of our 
nation. He recognized that the Con- 
stitution was positive law, receiving 
its authority from the people. How- 
ever, he believed that for the Consti- 
tution to be morally justified, it must 
be derived from the absolute truths of 
natural law contained in the Declara- 

The inalienable rights spoken 
about in the Declaration were just that 
-- inalienable. The "more perfect 
union" elucidated in the Constitution 
required a recognition of these inalien- 
able rights. Thus, what was needed 

Soldier's death does 
not invalidate 
mission in Bosnia 


The United States suffered its first 
ca.sualty last week in Bosnia as a sol- 
dier tried to defuse a landmine while 
guarding a check point near Gradacac. 
Within minutes of the incident, main- 
stream media reported it to the already 
waffling public. Within minutes of the 
report, it was not surprising to see 
media, and much of the public, call 
into question the U.S. presence in the 
war-torn area and place pressure on 
President Clinton for sending Ameri- 
can troops overseas. 

WTicnever and wherever an Ameri- 
can soldier dies for his or her country, 
the event should be no different. How- 
ever, a death in a peacekeeping mis- 
sion should not warrant the amount of 
media editorializing that this death 

When the word was announced 
that the United States would be par- 
taking in a Bosnian peace-keeping 
mi.ssion in December, no one insured, 
nor thought, the mission would be 
bloodless. With six million mines and 
three factions that have been fighting 
for over three years prior to the peace 
agreement packed into a country the 
size of New Jersey, it would be ludi- 
crous to think that the mission could 
be accomplished without a scratch and 
it hasn't been. 

The death of the American soldier 
was not the first suffered by the forces 
in the Balkans. Three British soldiers 
sere killed in January when their ar- 
mored vehicle ran over a mine Two 
other US soldiers were injured hv a 

mine around the same time. Numer- 
ous soldiers and vehicles have been 
shot at by snipers around Sarajevo, 
luckily without injury. 

However, since entering the 
Bosnian conflict in the second week 
of December, the American and 
NATO forces have suffered very few 
losses. This success comes in the face 
of the original pessimism that sur- 
rounded the decision to send forces 
into Bosnia. Even I thought guerillas 
with "grenades in their pockets" 
would t>e sending "flag-draped caskets 
to America for Christmas." Well, it 
was over a month after Christmas that 
America suffered its first casualty, and 
it wasn't the result of guerilla upris- 

The mainstream media, however, 
have failed to point this out, instead 
focusing on public weariness about 
the mission and placing pressure on 
Clinton, who made the decision to 
send troops. 

This questioning and criticizing of 
his decision is not exactly what Clin- 
ton wants during an election year 
Many people fear that if any more 
American deaths occur in Bosnia and 
the media starts to place more pres- 
sure upon Clinton, that he may start 
harboring ideas of pulling the forces 
out of the Balkans prematurely to save 
face before the election. If this oc- 
curs, Bosnia may turn back to the 
warring ways it had grown used to 
before American and NATO forces 

Hveryone knew that the decision to 
send troops to central Hurope to in 
sure peace would have political rami- 
fications depending on its success up 
until last week loolced to solidify fur- 
ther Clinton's political future But 
then the media gained control, and 
public opinion has suddenly started to 
turn Hopefully, Clinton will place the 
importance of the peace keeping mis 
sinn over his political agenda. 

was a dramatic expansion of the rec- 
ognized rights of the 1 H4()s and 1 S5()s. 
For Lincoln, the Declaration "set up a 
standard maxim tor tree siKiety, which 
should be familiar to all, constantly 
looked to, constantly labored lor.'" He 
believed that a society that held to 
these inalienable rights would be con- 
stantly spreading a of equality 
"and deepening its influence, and aug- 
menting the happiness and value of 
life to all people of all colors every- 

Lincoln realized that differences in 
intellect, moral development and so- 
cial capacity would always exist, so 
he logically insisted that the concepts 
of freedom and equality do not require 
the government to work toward uni- 
versal financial and material equality. 
Instead, the role of government is to 
"declare the right, so that enforcement 
of it might follow as last as the cir- 
cumstances should permit." In a very 

real sense, the Declaration is a living 
document whose spirit continues to 
expand its influence even today. 

With this in mind, it is a wonder 
that contemporary politicians foster 
such an aversion toward such "out-of- 
date" concepts such as natural law. 
Too often, there is a failure to recog- 
nize the implications of an effort to 
distance oneself from the very phi- 
losophies that provide ju.stification for 
our most basic beliefs about society 
and government. 

If we were to adapt Lincoln's logic 
to our own day, we would have to re- 
examine our official policies on such 
issues as abortion and affirmative ac- 
tion. And to many Americans, that 
would be simply unacceptable. So. 
as a country, we run the risk of con- 
tinuing to desist from embracing the 
concept of justice that allowed such a 
radical change and righted such a tre- 
mendous evil. 

If Lincoln were running in the 1 Wh 
elections, he would probably be dis- 
missed as a right-wing extremist who 
relied heavily upon principle. He 
would not kowtow to the special in- 
terest groups and would refuse to wa- 
ter his message down to appease the 
"swing vote." 

America seems unable to produce 
a viable candidate capable of polariz- 
ing the nation as Lincoln did. With 
an emphasis upon compromise and 
deal-making, it seems as though 
America may have the ability to 
frame successfully the pertinent issues 
of our day. As a result, the least threat- 
ening and most comfortable candi- 
dates float to the top of the political 
spectrum. As a result, America may 
have lost its ability to grow in the way 
Lincoln forced it to grow. 

Confrontation is not a bad thing, 
especially if it produces justice 1 hat 
is the standing legacy of Mr. Lincoln. 

Death of trees livens discussion 


Faithful Villanovan readers may 
have noticed that the editions that have 
gone to print thus far this semester 
seem to have a running theme in the 
Editorial /Commentary section-trees. 
Not just any trees, but those specific 
to the area around Bartley Circle. I 
have overheard many a student dis- 
cussing the topic on a Friday after- 
noon, and around the office we await 
the incoming "tree letters" on Tues- 
day. If I seem to be alluding to the 
notion that I am growing tired of all 
this tree talk, well, nothing could be 
further from the truth. 

The continued flow of these "tree 
letters" has provided an excellent op- 
portunity to open some minds and find 
out what it is that is keeping others 
closed. This correspondence is offer- 
ing a glimpse at the notions that have 
led to our state of ecological disrepair 
but at the same time .show that there 
is still hope because there are some 
who still care enough to offer com- 
passion to, and a willingness to nur- 
ture back to health, a planet that is 
dying beneath our feet and all around 

The catalyst of our corruption is the 
idea that there does indeed come a 
point when things must be sacrificed 
to further the productivity of humans. 
With this as a quasi-thesis statement 

of our narrative the sacrifice of a few 
tree (as was stated in one of the tree 
letters') is just the beginning. A tew 
trees here and a few trees there become 
forests, become habitats, become a 
planet. This is not a prediction; this 
is a known and evolving fact. These 
sacrifices at the hands of human 
progress go on daily, leading us head- 
long into ruin. It is thought that we as 
humans know from our research the 
best way to design the land,scape. but 
who better to know how the earth 
should be than the earth itself.' Some 
of those buzz words we are so tired of 
hearing like "global warming," and 
"ozone depletion," are warnings form 
the earth that something is not quite 
right with these "designs" we have 

The earth is trying to speak to us. 
but most of us turn away and go on 
torturing this submissive, wearing our 
ability to reason like a badge of supe- 
riority who have shown their 
concern for these soon to be ravished 
members of the arboretum are hear- 
ing these messages and are taking 
them seriously. They are the 
unfortuantely nece.s.sary mediators in 
this human/nature dichotomy. 

When we lose a human loved one, 
are we told to forget them, to move 
on to other humans and appreciate 
them as if the human meant noth- 
ing? Of course not. Why then, should 

we be so quick to accept the loss of 
beings that are non-human, despite the 
fact that they too have shared in our 
lives, provided for us and other non- 
humans in ways innumerable and 
were unique in and of themselves'.' 
This need to make nature our slave, 
this view of the earth as an inexhaust- 
ible resource, this view of non-human 
beings as "other," this is what has 
caused the separation between human 
and nature. 

There is a disrespect for life on this 
campus thai shows itself in many 
forms. Our attention is often drawn 
to. and preoccupied with, abortion 
issues when all the while few notice 
the lives that come to harm before our 
eyes. ITie destruction of the Holoc.iust 
Memorial tree— blatant disrespect for 
thousands of lives, the infamous "fra- 
ternity comment" reducing the lives 
of women to the perfunctory comple- 
tion of a single act, and yes, the im- 
pending loss of "a few trees" passed 
off as a rather un-noteworthy action 
are just a few of the parts of this dis- 
respectful attitude. So what do we do 
about this? Well, we continue to talk 
about it, we continue to get angry 
about it, we don't stand for it and we 
continue to " the level of discus- 
sion on this campus" no matter how 
many more 'tree letters' it takes. 

'Novan poll results 

Selected responses to last week's question: 

Should the University change the name of the duPont Pavilion? Why or why 

not? What new name should be give? Why? 

Ihe name of the duPont Pavilion should be changed because the person who contributed the money and 
has his name on the building has just been accused of murder This is not the wav in which Villanova's 
basketball arena should be know I even heard on the news that instead of highlights ol the Pill game, we got 
press for playing in the arena that was named for a murderer This is not right 1 think the new name should 
be the Massimino Colosseum Ihis is ,i good wav to attribute Ihe coach made basketball famous at 

,Iohn DiSessa 
(lass of 1998 
Computer .Science 

For a university who so proudly preaches its Catholicism. I think wc need to take a good look at all these 
accusations of a man whose name is posted on one of Ihr most famous buildings at Villanova It seems 
extremely unethical to me for the University to give honor to a man who has broken the moral code of the 
University. I believe changing the name of the Pavilion is a good idea, especially since John 1- DuPont nevn 
put forth all the moncv he hail claimed he would As a member of Ihe women's Water Polo leain. I iumi 
reali/ed the name on the wall 1 stare at while swimming laps iliinng practice is that of .i' Perhaps )ust 
DuPont Pavilion or something more general like, the Wildcat Pavilion until someone worthy of having theit 
name on our building comes along! 

Kara Z(){;hy 
Class ofl 998 
Comprehensive .Science 



February 9. 1996 

Professor again calls for reversal of tree decision 

To the Editor: 

As the instructor of Environmen- 
tal Ethics (PHI 32S()-0 1 ), arut co-par 
ticipanl in the autliorship ol the letter 
of protest which appeared in the Com- 
nu'iitary Section of the Viilanovan 
(January 26, 19%), 1 would like to 
comment on the two letters of re- 
sponse that have appeared subse- 
quently. I will be speaking for myself 
only, and not for the co-authors ol the 
original letter. 

First, 1 feel it is important to re- 
mind the Villanova University com- 
munity what we're discussing here: 
the slated destruction of several old, 
historically significant landmark wor- 
thy trees in front of Hartley C^ircle. 

Now, it seems that Gallen, 
O'Donnell, Ix-eds, and DelVecchio all 
believe that it comes down to a simple 
matter of weighing the value between 
the trees and the safety of the student 
body. And given that kind of choice, 
of course we would choo,se in favor 
of the students. Ihis is not surprising. 
A project designed with the safety and 
well being of the students in mind is, 
of course, both "understandable and 
admirable." So. in light of this argu- 
ment, it's really a moot fKiint whether 
the trees are being killed for a tempo- 
rary road or a permanent structure. 
DelVecchio "s words express this in 
perfect humanistic form: "there comes 
a point when things must be sacrificed 
to further the productivity of humans 
(emphasis mine)." And as Gallen, 

much more serious effort to find ways 
to accommodate these senior members 
of the Arboretum 

Our problem is that we believe a 
promise of protection is unnecessary 
because we as a (Catholic) commu- 
nity hold to the idea, as DelVecchio 
so clearly describes, that there is no 
real difference between one tree and 
the next, that we can easily "move on 
to other trees," whose lives replace by 
substitution the trees now perceived 
to be in the way of our progress. To 
me, your words reflect a belief that 

request concerns me personally, since 
1 work and do research on this cam 
pus, and must from time to time ar- 
rive here and suffer the shock of find 
ing trees that 1 cherish, destroyed with 
out any warning whatsoever. 1 know 
It might sound strange to you, but 
some of us would have appreciated the 
possibility of"sayingg(H)d-bye" to the 
(Jinko trees last year. 

Finally, although I'm sure the let- 
ter we wrote could have been more 
clearly written, still, I think it worked 
for at least three rea.sons: 1) it suc- 

outcry a form of "direct action"?). 2) 
it incited a response from some of 
those who have taken the responsibil- 
ity to mark these trees as weeds. In a 
world where power over others is al- 
ways an ethical issue, it's desirable to 
see accounts given for decisions made 
that save (and destroy) lives. 3) the 
general that I've seen over 
this letter from .students indicates to 
me that the reputation VU has for pro- 
ducing and maintaining an apathetic 
student body isn't entirely true. There 
are in fact some ethically, environmen- 

things" whose meaning is completely 
determined by human culture. From a 
certain ethical point of view (and 1 
must admit, a somewhat radical envi- 
ronmental stance is being taken here), 
an attitude such as this highlights why 
Catholic humanism has been accused 
recently not only of a cruel and unjus- 
tified specism but of ecological illit- 
eracy as well. If the VU community 
truly considered this "show piece" we 
call an arboretum a hallowed place — 
a truly sacred grove — then I believe 
those trees would be protected as well 
as the lives of the students who share 
this landscape with them We would 
find another way. 

But there is .something else that 
your responses do not address at all, a 
request that we made that definitely 
gives the benefit of doubt to your ei- 
ther/or argument, but one that would 
require some effort on your part, I sup- 
pose. Beyond the fact that some mem- 
ODonnel and L^eds say. "The loss bersof the VU community recognize 

these trees are ultimately nothing but ceeded in bringing the issue up for tally, socially concerned students 

campus-wide consideration, which, I 
believe, would not have happened if 
we hadn't demonstrated our concern 
through "articles in the student news- 
paper," an open medium (Jallen, 
O'Donnell and Leeds almost seem to 
deride (do you not consider public 


this campus; quite a few, in fact. 
Somehow, even though I imagine none 
of this will lead to any official policy 
changes on this campus, it gives me 
hope. (Ironically, there is now talk 
among some students that a "tree 
watch" organization is needed for a 

campus that claims itself a sanctuary 
for trees.) 

One last thing; We were pleading 
with you We were hoping you'd re- 
consider and find a way to save those 
trees. 1 guess it's true that hope and 
despair are intimately related I sup- 
pose you want us to change our minds 
and face up to the harsh realities of 
our day. As DelVecchio said in re- 
sponse to our hope: "There is no Uto- 
pia..." I guess that ".sad truth" goes for 
Villanova's arboretum, too. If that is 
true, that trees are not safe even - in 
an area where we recognize their ex- 
traordinary contribution to our lives, 
then at let us know in advance 
when the "sacrifices" will be made. 

Danne W. Polk 
Philosophy Department 

Forbes attempts to buy office 

of the trees is regrettable, but not at 
the cost of human lives." 

Perhaps that's all as it should be. 
But this is my fear: 1 have strong sus- 
picions that a false, either/or di- 
chotomy has been concocted here. 
That is, I'm not at all convinced or 
reassured by the representatives of this 
University that every effort was made 
to a plan tbm would avoid sac- 
rificing lives on either side of this di- 
lemma. In fact, I believe that if we as 
a community could see the trees on 
this campus (and all over the earth, kn 
that matter) as fundamentally valuable 
in themselves, as individuals with ethi- 
cal standing, then we would make a 

the arboretum as more than just a show 
piece, but as potentially non-violent 
zone which could, perhaps, place the 
trees on this campus out of jeopardy, 
out of harms way, our suggestion was 
that the news of these either/or deci- 
sions you find yourselves forced to 
make from time to time be made pub- 
lic. The reason for this request is an 
emotional one. tied to Ihc animal ca- 
pacity to mourn the loss of loved ones. 
(Yes, in fact, some people do love 
trees, and mourn over their "neces- 
sary" destruction.) 

We asked you simply to have the 
decency to warn us so that we can pre- 
pare for the loss. I must admit, this 


For Sale: The American Presidency 
Highest Bidder Accepted. 
Deadline: November 7, 1996 
Sometimes, I wonder if the above 
ad is how the Steve Forbes and Ross 
Perots of this world view the Ameri- 
can Presidency. Over 2()0 years ago, 
our founding fathers established the 
presidency as the supreme achieve- 
ment in the political arena. The office 
was meant to be held by a qualified 
and dedicated public servant. Unfor- 
tunately, as the years pas.sed, money 
became ever more critical to political 

Yet, despite the rise of PACs and 
ma.ssive campaign contributions, it has 
not been possible for an unqualified 
candidate to simply buy the presi- 
dency. Now, in 1996, we must won- 
der if the Oval Office is still immune 
to an overt capitalistic takeover. Un- 
doubtedly, money and politics need 
each other, but have we reached a 
point where money can now buy any 
political office? Steve Forbes and, to 
a le.sser degree, Ross Perot, seem to 

think so. 

Steve Forbes is basing his cam- 
paign on one, and only one, premise. 
He is betting that American disgust 
with the IRS and gridlock will lead 
voters to accept his flat tax and ac- 
companying tax reform proposal. De- 
spite the popularity of his words, 
Forbes is being assailed by numerous 
experts. Former Senator Warren 

Homophobia lives on stereotypes 


Reader's Digest contains a feature 
called "That's Outrageous," which 
points out what they, as a conserva- 
tive publication, perceive to be ridicu- 
lous injustices Each column has the 
header which reads to the effect of, 
"Spotlighting society's absurdities is 
the first step in eradicating them." 
Usually, the column deals with crimi- 
nals and our "lax" ju.stice sy.stem An 
article titled, "Convicted Murderer 
Gams Custody of a Son He's Rarciv 
Seen!" would fit right m with the other 
absurdities of the criminal ju.stice sys- 

I bcl \ou wdii't see that story in 
Rc.idcr s Digest, though They are t(K) 
homophobic to publish it, because the 
tacts nt the (. .isi- aic this the child was 
turned omi in Ins iimrdcrer father be- 
c.iust' his mollur was ,i lesbian. This 
judge had the gall to take away the 
child from the only home he knew not the m(»ther was unfit, not be she was negligent or abusive, but she is a lesbian Yes. (oiks, a 
convicted nmrdcrer successfully ar 
gued in court lliat this child should be 
taken aw.iy fnim his lesbian mother 
because homoscxu.ilitv is immoral As 
if someone who has willfullv taken the 
lite o f another human being is an ar 
biter of what is or is not moral in so 

Even in the more enlightened 
world outsutr (i( Villanova. 
homophobia runs lanipanl In a re 
sponse to a Germ. in court iiiling. 
Com()iiSeivc puiged its system of (tb 
scene chat rooms. However, among 
the sexpic downloads, they also get rid 
of gay and lesbian ch it rooms 

Though these rooms were like support 
groups where gays and lesbians could 
talk about their troubles, not engage 
in explicit talk, CompuServe didn't 
care In a world where teenage sui- 
cides occur mainly among gay and 
lesbian youths, it is not inconceivable 
that a person going through this emo- 
tional upheaval might want to 
It with others in the same situation 
By ridding its system of these rooms, 
CompuServe reinforces the stereotype 
that all homosexuals are sexually pro- 
miscuous, deviant humans who are 
preying upon children. 

homosexual orientation does not mean 
he or she is a sexually depraved indi- 
vidual. Homosexuality is not a reli- 
gion --gays and lesbians will not try 
to convert you. { I just got this image 
of a band of gays and lesbians going 

Rudman (R-NH) remarks, "It is a ter- 
rible idea. His numbers are totally 
false. He 's the only one who believes 
in them. . . yet everyone accepts them 
because they're being hosed with tele- 

As Rudman points out, television 
is the key to Forbes' success. His one 
point platform is incredibly effective 
in sound bites. Political commentator 
Jack Germond remarks, "It is almost 
literally true that you can't watch tele- 
vision in [New Hampshire or Iowa] 
for much more than 15 minutes with- 
out .seeing a Forfies adverti.sement sell- 
ing his flat tax or attacking one of the 
other contenders as a tax increa.ser or 
just another pashington politician." 

Forbes is able to saturate the me- 

door-to-door through .suburban neigh- dia because he did not accept federal ing 

his own fortune, Forbes can spend as 
much as he wants to spend. Neverthe- 
less, it is this strategy that has caused 
the media to more or less discount 
Forbes as the likely Republican nomi- 

The Los Angles Times recently 
chose to include Buchanan instead of 
Forbes in a four-part series of front 
page articles on the front-running can- 
didates. This illustrates the widespread 
sentiment that his candidacy would 
utterly fail without the incredible 
amount of money he is using for ad- 
vertising in critical states. 

Forbes' strategy is reminiscent of 
Ross Perot's in the '92 election. Both 
men based his platform on fiscal re- 
form. Both used simple ideas. And 
arguably, neither is fit to govern the 
United States. Each is an outsider, 
completely unfamiliar with the inner 
workings of the Wa.shington bureau- 
cracy. However distasteful it may be. 
the president must work within the 
bureaucracy if he or she intends to get 
anything done. Is someone who has 
never held an elected office capable 
of such a task? I doubt it. Neverthe- 
less, Perot was able to capture 12 per- 
cent of the popular vote as an inde- 
pendent candidate. Our electoral sys- 
tem favors the two major parties. If 
Forbes is able to capture the Republi- 
can nomination, he stands to gain far 
more than that. However, as Ted 
Koppel remarked, "It's one thing to 
stay on message, Mr. Forbes, but if 
you're going to keep saying the same 
thing over and over again, you could 
issue a tape Why bother campaign- 

not Just another load... 

Even liberals don't always gel it 
When Hill Clinton met with gay and 
lesbian leaders, thev were treated to 
the sight of law enlorcemenl officers 
wealing thick yellow latex gloves 
Tven though Clinton was the first 
president to appoint an AIDS c/ar. 
some people are still under the impres- 
sion that all homosexuals must have 
AIDS Therefore, one must wear 
gloves .iround all gay people because 
you never do knew when they will 
spontaiieouslv bleed, right'.' 

Though all the Anita Bryant fans 
nut there have probably stopped read 
ing this column by now, let's just go 
over some elementary truths about 
homosexuals A person who is gav is 
not automatic. illy a [lednphile One's 

borhoods. "Hello. We were wonder 
ing if you've thought recently about 
your .sexually orientation. Mind if we 
come in?" Then they offer you a copy 
of the Kinsey report and ask you to a 
PrideFest meeting). And if you live 
in a dorm with homosexuals, they 
probably aren't scoping you in the 
shower. What makes you think you're 
so hot anyway'.' (Jays, lesbians, and 
bisexuals are like anyone else in ev- 
ery respect except for the fact they 
happen to be attracted to members of 
the same sex It's not like they've mur- 
dered anyone, now is if 

Still homophobic'.' Just clip the 
paragraph above and hang it on your 
mirror, dashboard or desk lamp Read 
It every day until you begin to under- 
stand that hating a person based on 
sexual orientation is like hating some- 
one ba.sed on skin color An individual 
IS an individual and should be treated 
as such After all, society has its fill 
of jerks and numbskulls, heterosexual 
and homosexual. And we cannot base 
or perceptions of one group on the 
actions of a single member of that 
group If we don't start looking be- 
yond sexual orientation. I'm afraid Tm 
going to have to classify all hetero 
sexuals as uncaring, uncompassionate 
idiots who want to wreck homes, tear 
apart families, and take children away 
from competent mothers Sound fair 
to you? Well, iieillier does 

matching funds. By using millions of 

'No van poll 

Has Villanova's quest for 
muliculturalism gone too far? 
Is the drive for diversity cor- 
recting an injustice or creat- 
ing a new one? Should 
academes reflect an emphasis 
on multiculturaHsm at the ex- 
pense of traditional studies? 

Reader should be sent to The Viilanovan 
via Fi-mail at pollCa) F^lcasc include 
yiir name, year, major and telephone number. 

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Februarys. 1996 

Feb. 9-14 

Valentine Balloon Sale 

Support Habitat For Humanity 
spring hreak trips by buying some bal- 
loons On IVb M 14 a tabic will be 
set up in Connelly Center Irom 
- 2 p.m Balloons are 6 for $5 and 
will be DELIVHRF:D anywhere on 
campus tor Valentine's Day. Great gilt 
lor a friend or dale, while supporting 
a great cause! 

Feb. 9 

Wheelchair Basketball 

The Office of Human Services is 
hostmg a wheelchair basketball game 
Friday, Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. between the 
Philadelphia Spokesmen and the Bal- 
tuTiore Wheelchair Athletic Club. ITiis 
contest is being held in the Jake Nevin 
Fieldhouse. Tickets are $3 for adults 
and $1 for students with l.D. 

Feb. 10 


On Saturday, Feb. 10, students 
from local colleges will be dancing to 
raise money for Philadelphia anti-pov- 
erty groups. Students from Villanova 
are encouraged to get a sponsor sheet 
from Campus Ministry, bottom floor 
of St. Rita's, and get sponsors for four 
hours of dancing. A portion of the 
money will go to supporting students 
from Villanova to continue doing 
charitable work full-time during the 
summer C all x 12593 to sign up an 
reserve transportation. Meet other 
people and get your groove on to help 
fight poverty! 

Chinese New Year Cel- 

Come celebrate the Chinese New 
Year this Saturday, Feb 10 at 7 p.m 
in the Villanova R(K)m of the Connelly 
Center. A delicious Chinese meal and 
entertainment will be provided Tick- 
ets will be available at the door and 
are available in advance from the In- Student Office, lower level 
of Corr Hall It you have any ques- 
tions please call Nhi at x 9302. 

Feb. 12 

Time Management Pro- 

Get organized this semester! Dr. 

Reiliv will offer practical suggestions 
tor better tme management and study 
techcniques in a brief workshop this 
Monday, Feb. 1 2 from V30 - 4:20 p.m 
in the Counceling Center, Room 106, 
Corr Hall I'he workshop is free and 
no sign lip i^ necessary. 

S(iA Meeting for Poten- 
tial ( andidates 

If you are interested in running for 
an SG A office for 1996 1997 and you 
have not altemled an miormation ses 
sion, it's not too late!! Come to ilu 

information session on Monday, Feb 
12 Ml the WesI Lounge ol Dougherty 
at 4 30 p in 


Forum on Love 

Come join the loving and the love- 
less for the Second Annual Villanova 
FORUM ON LOVH. Feb. 13 at 5 p.m 
in SAC 103. Pizza and soda will be 
served. Open to the whole Villanova 
Community. Sponsored by the Phi 
Sigma Tau Philosophy Honor Society. 

FMA Meeting 

Villanova s Financial Management 
Association will hold its first meeting 
of hte semester on Tuesday, Feb. 13. 
Robert Clark, the Managing Director 
for Prudential Preferred Financial Ser- 
vices, will speak from 1 2:45 until 1 :3() 
in Hartley 110. All new and current 
members are encouraged to attend. 

St. Augustine Club 

The club will meet Tuesday, Feb. 
13 at 6 p.m. for dinner, discussion and 
planning for the upcoming lecture. 
Please call x 3099 and leave a mes- 
sage if you are interested but cannot 
make the meeting. 

APO Service Fraternity 

Alpha Phi Omega, Villanova's only 
coeducational service fraternity, is 
about to begin its spring rush period. 
Anyone with an earnest desire to be 
of ser^'ice to others in need is invited 
to attend one of our informational 
meetings (Tuesday, Feb. 6 and 
Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 9 p.m. in 
Mendel's Chemistry Lecture Hall) and 
our mandatory meeting (Tuesday, Feb. 
13 at 9 p.m. in the Day Hop.) If you 
have any questions, please call Steve 
at X13K75 and find out why APO is 
right for you 

Feb. 14 

Anonymous HIV Test- 

Ihe HIV anonymous testing date 
is set for F-"eb 14 It is not being spon- 
sored by the Villanova Health Center, 
but rather by the Delaware County 
AIDS Network This means that 
Villanova University will not have any 
record of your test results. Pennsyl- 
vania law requires that even though 
the testing is completely anonymous 
(you are merely a time-slot, not a stu- 
dent with a social security number) it 
must be advcrti.sed as anonymou.s/con- 
fidential to receive state funding. All 
Villanova students arc strongly urged 
to take advantage of thisopp>ortunity- 
its free, fast, imp<irtant and totally 
ANONYMOUS'" If you wish to 
make an appointment, please call 

Feb. 15 

F'AL F orum 

Dr Colleen Sheehan. State Reprc 
scntative of Ihe PA legislature, will 
speak today about campaigning for 
public office, her first term, running 
tor re election, .ind the hot issues iii 
the PA legislature Ihis event is sj^>on 

sored by the Political Awareness 
League and will take place at 6:30 
p.m. in Room 3(K) of the Liberal Arts 
Center If you have any questions call 


Open Mic Reading at 

The Lnglish Departments of 
Villanova, Bryn Mawr and Haverford 
present Campus Writers Open Read- 
ing at Borders Book Shop at 
Rosemont Square on Thursday, Feb. 
22. Sign-ups to read begin at 7 p.m. 
and the open mic readingstarts at 7:30 
p.m. Come read your poetry and 
fictoin ro Ii.sten to others read. Ad- 
mission is free. 

SNAP Meeting 

Attention all nursing student!! The 
next SNAP general meeting will be 
held on Wednesday, Feb. 21 in the 
North U)unge of Dougherty Hall. It 
will be at 7:30 p.m. and the speaker 
will be Amy Levi, who will be speak- 
ing about "Advanced Practice Nurs- 
ing in the 21st Century." All are en- 
couraged to attend 

Fast for Sunshine Day 

Project Sunshine will be holding 
its annual "Fast for Sunshine Day" on 
Ash Wednesday, (Feb. 2 1 ), where we 
ask youto skip lunch. By skipping 
lunch, dining services will donate 
$3.00 towards our Sunshine Day Car- 
nival for underprivileged kids. Please 
sign up to fast in your cafeteria two 
days before the fast. Also, if you 
would like to collect signatures on 
those days, please stop in at Vasey, 
room 5. 

First Aid and CPR 

VEMS is sponsoring a National 
Safety Council first aid and CPR class 
beginning Thursday, Feb. 22. Course 
cost is $75. (X) and runs Tuesday and 
Thursday evenings until April. For 
more information or to register call 
VEMS at X96808 and ask for Anne. 
Deadline for registraion is Friday, Feb. 

The Destruction of 
Higher Education 

Come hear one of the foremost 
Christian philosophers of today, Dr 
Peter Kreeft. give a lecture titled "Re- 
quiem for a Student's Soul: Is Higher 
E'.ducation Killing or Curing the Stu- 
dent Psyche?" sp<insored by the St 
Augustine Club, the Philosophy De- 
partment and Core Humanities. It will 
take place Thursday, Feb 22 at 7:30 
p.m. in the Wayne/St David's R(M)m 
in Connelly C enter Reception will 

Balloon Day T-Shirt 

The Balloon Day Committee is 
offering a t-shirt design contest for hie 
1996 Ball(«)n Day F-eslival The de 
sign should include a balloon and the 
Bread for the World I.ogo, using three 
colors This years Balloon Day wiHl 
be held April 16 Ihe design should 
be submitted to the Campus Ministry 
office by Feb 26 lie creative and help 
make this year's Balloon Day the best 
yet! I'he winner of the contest will win 
a $25 prize and a F shirt! Any ques 
tioiis please call Nancy at 581-9453. 

Gay and lesbian Sup- 

An informal support network for 
gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and anyone 
who is questioning his/her sexuality 
is now available to the students for 
Villanova University^ if you wish to 
meet with someone who has concerns 
similar to your own, to learn what re- 
sources are available for sexual mi- 
norities in the greater Philadelphia 
region, or to just talk on the phone 
with a fellow student, please call 519- 
6(MK) to leave a message in voice mail 
box #86445. All calls are absolutely 
confidential and, if sincere, will be 
returned within 24 hours. 


Looking for someone to run with? 
So is VAC, the Villanova Athletic 
Club. Come to Bartley Circle each 
Saturday at noon and join us for a laid- 
back run around the Main Line. ALso, 
join us Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in the Du 
Pont Weight Room for relaxed weight 
training sessions with Mr. Fred 
Santarpia. All are welcome, regard- 
less of experience or fitness level. If 
you have any questions or concerns, 
please call Steve at X 13875. 

Model Organization of 
American States 

All Villanova students are invited 
to participate in the Model Organiza- 
tion of American States from April 8- 
12 in Washington, DC. The OAS is 
an international organization in which 
almost all nations in the Western 
Hemisphere are members. We will 
meet with OAS officials and diplomats 
from Nicaragua, which we will repre- 
sent. Universities from throughout the 
U.S. will participate. For more infor- 
mation, please see Dr. Lowell 
Gustafson, SAC 202, 519-4737, for 

Submissions to Passages 

Please share with us your interna- 
tional experiences. Villanova's pre- 
mier International Students' Magazine 
is accepting submissions of poetry, 
prose, short stories, artwork, and pho- 
tography. All submissions should be 
turned into the International Students 
Office, lower level of Corr Hall by 
Feb. 16. Passages meets every Thurs- 
day at 6 p.m. in the Rosemont Room 
of Connelly Center. For more info 
please contact Steve at 519-4095 or 
Debbie at 5 1 9-7827 

Catholic Worker Pro- 

I'he Homeless Committee of Cam- 
pus Ministry needs your help. If you 
are interested in volunteering at Catho- 
lic Worker's After School program, 
please call Maureen or Missy at 526- 
1 780 or stop by Campus Ministry and 
sign up The children range in age 
form 6-13, you will be helping them 
with their homework for one hour and 
then playing for an hour. Mondays, 
luesdays and Thursdays from 3 p.m- 
6 p m. 

Legion of Mary 

Ihe Legion of Mary meets 
Wednesdays at S:4S m the Rosemont 
Room of the Connelly Center Ihe 
rosary is prayed and spiritual readings 
are read anil discussed The discus- 
sion IS led by Fr I^i/or All are wel 
come to come 

Heaney l^ostponed 

I he poetry reading by Nobel Prize 

winner Seamus Heaney, scheduled for 
Feb. 21 has been postponed A new 
date will be announced shortly 


Ihe Villanova Feminist Coalition 
is meeting on ITiursday nights at 7:. 30 
this .semester, in the Center for Peace 
and Justice Education located in the 
basement of Sullivan Hall. If you are 
interested in discu.ssing gender i.ssues 
on campus or in our culture, please 
join us to help plan activities for the 
semester. For more information, call 
x 94608. 

Mendel Open House 

On Feb. 23 the members of the 
Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, 
Computer Science, and Physics de- 
partments will throw open the doors 
to Mendel Hall and welcome the Arts 
faculty. The event is being sponsored 
by the College's aimmittee on faculty 
development. Designed to foster co- 
operative research and teaching activi- 
ties in the future, the afternoon (3 p.m. 
- 6 p.m.) will feature teaching and re- 
search demonstrations designed to 
'dazzle' the visitors. A variety of .ses- 
sions will be available: some on core 
science, some on basic research. 
Many will be interactive! Please mark 
your calendars and plan on an inter- 
esting afternoon; refreshments will be 


The Democratic Socialists of 
America met every Tuesday at 7 p.m. 
in the Center for Peace and Justice 
Education. Come be a part of 
Villanova's most active political 
group. You need not consider your- 
self a socialist - only have a fair mind 
and want to work for change. Any 
questions please call Tara at 581-3796. 


The International Committee 
Against Racism meets every Wednes- 
day at 5 p.m. in the Center for Peace 
and Justice Education. We seek to 
inform Villanovans about forms of 
prejudice and work to remove them. 
If you are interested in working with 
is,sues of race and learning more about 
yourself call x 1 9063 

Remember to 

submit your 

FYIs prior to the 

4 p.m. Tuesday 


Make sure that 
your FYI is 

typed and con- 
tains relevant 

February 9. 1996 


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Chris and Bob aim to please 



Chris and Bob have become the 
finest show on campus, whether it be 
playing leap frog at a basketball game 
or dancing in their window overlook- 
ing the quad from Sullivan. TTiey've 
become folk heroes on a campus 
known for its uniformity. They're wild 
and crazy, and I .spent an hour with 
them in their room. 

Upon entering the room, I was pre- 
sented with a handful of hair gel by 
Chris who took a handful himself and 
ran it through his own matted hair and 
obliged me to do the same. After that, 
before the two would agree to talk to 
me, they asked me to wear a "I am 
retired" hat from Chris' collection. 

Noticing that Bob's thumb was in 
a cast, my first question inquired about 
the cause of the injury. "I'm a thumb 
wrestler on the weekends, and I was 
in the semifinals before I broke it in 
three places. I missed my chance to 
go to nationals," said Bob. 

When the pair wakes up in the 
morning. Bob said he braids Chris' 
hair and combs his back, while Chris 
brushes Bob's teeth. Also, Chris takes 
care of Bob's severe ear wax problem. 
"Everything's give and take. It's a 
beautiful symbiotic relation.ship," said 

The guys then attend their 
for the day. They no longer take the 
same clas,ses. "We've been advised 
not to. We did once. The teacher 
didn't like us. I think she really never 
got over the problem that she thought 
we were severely retarded. She al- 
ways talked very loud and slow to us." 
explained Bob. 

Both men clamied that security on 
campus is a big problem for them 
"Public Safety's a big issue with us. 
They don't find as as funny as we find 
ourselves." said Bob. Chris related a 
story about how during Halloween, 
they dressed up in Speedo swimming 
suits. "Bob called in, and he said. My 
roommate Chris has drugs on him,' 
and I walked down, and [the Public 
Safety officer] goes, 'Do you have 
drugs on you?' so I said. 'Frisk me! 
Frisk me!' We took pictures of them 
frisking us in our Spccdoes." said 

Another incident where Public 
Safety had a run in with Chris was 
during a time when he walked to the 
bookstore in nothing but a towel and 
a shower cap He had run out of soap 
and needed to take a shower "All I 
wanted was a bar of soap, and finally, 
after a lot of prodding, I got it, and I 
t(K)k a shower, " said Chris 

During the men's basketball game 
against Pittsburgh, Chris and Hob did 
their normal routine of dancing and 
then decided to throw handfuls of 
Rohitussin lo/enpes into the stiulenl 
s.Cgtio.n, "Well. i| s w.ii\ter. Wg 

thought it'd be neat. This is the sea- 
son of sickness," said Bob. They 
claimed a lot of thought went into that 
act. "My mom's a nurse, and Bob 
watches ER," said Chris. 

"Apparently, the students, upon 
receiving their air-bom gifts, weren't 
too pleased with them. Maybe, they 
thought it was butterscotch," said Bob. 
After this episode, the two were rep- 
rimanded by Villanova officials and 
were forced to give up the rest of the 
Robitussin. Chris said that Athletic 
Director Gene DeFilippo said, "You 
SOB's; you're never coming back here 
again!" Bob said, "I'm gonna rip you 
a new one. I .said that to DeFilippo. 
because he was making fun of my 

The two friends met during fresh- 
man orientation. "His name was 
Crazy Chris and mine was Bountiful 
Bob. That was my first bad joke here 
at Villanova. one that preceded many. 
No one laughed except Chris," said 
Bob. After that, Chris invited Bob to 
lunch. "He just kept pointing to me 
and pointing to his mouth. I was 
scared," said Bob. 

The two soon learned that they 
each had a collection of odd outfits. 
"We have leather ones that we don't 
show that often," said Chris. The guys 
aillect their clothing from garage sales 
and thrift shops. The most famous of 
the outfits, Chris' Superman costume 
was purchased piece by piece from a 
thrift shop. "I put that together my- 
self. It was my communion outfit," 
said Chris. 

Both Chris and Bob feel that their 
situation on campus has improved 
from last year. "I think the overall 
feeling as far as last year was hatred 
Like, let's bring physical pain upon 
them." said Bob. "I don't know if 
we'll ever be accepted. The death 
threats have really gone away We 
don't have to run home from class 
anymore," he added. Chris said that 
they're being treated better at frater 
nity parties now too "We're allowed 
to look inside the windows and wave 
at them." 

"The girls have softened up to us. 
At first, when we'd walk up to them, 
they's run to call boxes. I think it's 
just a matter of time Chris and I 
would like to send this message out 
to all Villanovans that we really be- 
lieve that there's girls who want to go 
out with us We know they're out 
there They're )ust not calling. 
Valentine's Day is coming up. and 
we're free," said Hob 

Chris and Bob enjoy visiting girls 
dorms to which they are not invited 
i-iist year, people mistook us for the 
Stanford Stalker," said liob "We want 
to clear our names," added Chris 

Chris" favorite story is from his 
high school davs "I went to one of 
my friends" houses m high sch(M)l, and 
I never met the mother before, so mv 

friend's like 'Be funny to her. Be 
funny to her." So I started acting 
weird. I left and went home, and when 
1 talked to my friend he said his mom 
yelled at him. She said, 'Don't make 
fun of him. Just he's retarded 
don't make fun of him.' I never got to 
go over to that friend's house again," 
.said Chris. 

As a team. Bob said, "1 think our 
best story is when Chris was dressed 
up as Superman, and 1 was dressed as 
a pimp, and we had about 40 people 
singing Zippidy Do-Da on the subway, 
the R5. We found that in Philadel- 
phia they accept us, at on the 
trains The drunkards . They love 

More recently. Bob said that "Chris 
u.sed to have a Ninja Turtle watch. We 
thought it'd be funny to have it ap- 
praised. They didn't." 

Both of the guys said they hope to 
make careers for themselves as come- 
dians. After that, "Someday, we're 
thinking about opening a restaurant, " 
said Bob. Chris quickly added, "It's 
not a nudey bar. Well, after hours it'll 
be a nudey bar" 

"'I think we have a lot of plans for 
Villan(wa in the next two and a half 
vears. We're going to try out for the 
basketball team if they don't invite 
us," said Bob They also expressed 
an interest in running for student gov- 
ernment office "Villanova has the 
potential to be the pulsating heart, not 
only of Ardmore, but of the nation 
It'll bring a tear to my eye the day 
Chris and I look out and see young 
little Villanovans going to class 
dres,sed up in pink suits. I'd actually 
like to see Father Dobbin dressed up 
I didn't even know he existed. '" s.iul 

Bob said that although "We've had 
a few close calls where we've almost 
crossed that line, its all good clean 
fun If vou cant laugh at yourself, 
who can vou laugh at'.'" 

20 Questions with 
Chris and Bob 

Christopher Michael 


Best Class 
Best Food: 


Hometown: Stcrling-Honie of Mary's little iamb and the 
petting zot) where I'm an exhibit 
Undecided, considering double majoring in 
bio and chemical engineering 
The one with all the girls in it 
Anything my Mom makes or that Vern makes 
in the cateteria 

Fast cars and last women and collecting 
scabs and moss spores 
Best Team: The Figgs (my intramural soccer team) 
Best Movie: Where There's a Will There's an "A" 
TV Show: Cop Rock 
Activities: Popping pimples, skinny dipping, origami, 

and tying my shoelaces 

Holiday: Valentine's Day-I'm a lover not a fighter 
Exp.: Soul Train and Belly dancing at family 

New Name 

for duPont: Home Court 
Bo or Luke 

Duke: Daisy Duke 

Best 'Nova 
Player: The student section 
David Hasselhof" 
Knight Rider or 

BayWatch: Knight Rider Kit kicked major bull 
B.A. vs. Clubber 

Lang: 3.14 Rounds 

Are Trix Just 
for Kids: Tricks are for magicians 
Best Asian 
Capital: The Great Wall of China or the Himalayas 
NJ Turnpike 
Exit: Summit 

Robert John lannozzi 

Hometown: Hatfield -Meat capital of the world and home 

of the Smiling I'orker 
Major: Pre-Law (minoring in larcenv) 

Best Class: Anatomy 
Best Food: Angel hair pasta in garlic oil 
Hobbies: Singing, dancing and torturing captured 

squirrels witha power drill 
Best Team: Swedish Bikini I'eam 
Best Movie: Star Wars and Care Bears II (tie) 
TV Show: Toss up between The Bold and the Beautiful 

and Pee Wee's Playhouse 


Bo or Luke 

Best Nova 

David Hasselhof" 

Knight Rider or 

BayWatch: Knight Rider 
B.A. vs. Clubber 

Lang: B A by a TKO in the 17th. fool!! 

Are Trix .lust 

for Kids: M.ivbc, but they look like colored i.ihbit 
Best Asian 

Capital: Bangkok 
NJ 'Dirnpike 

Exit: Atlantic City 


Soul Train 


I'he guy who does that thing with his sock 

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Feb. 9-14 

Valentiiu' l^alhxni Sale 

Support Habitat For Humanity 
spring break trips by buying some bal- 
loons. On Feb. ^ - 14 a table will be 
set up in Connelly Center from 10 a.m. 
- 2 p.m. Balloons are 6 for $5 and 
will be DELIVERED anywhere on 
campus for Valentine s Day. Great gift 
for a friend or date, while supporting 
a ere at cause! 

Feb. 9 

Whitkhaii ISaskitball 

The Office of Human Services is 
hosting a wheelchair basketball game 
Friday, Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. between the 
Philadelphia Spokesmen and the Bal- 
timore Wheelchair Athletic Club. This 
contest is being held in the Jake Nevin 
Fieldhouse. Tickets are $3 for adults 
and $1 for students with I.D. 

Feb. 10 


On Saturday, Feb. 10, students 
from local colleges will be dancing to 
raise money for Philadelphia anti-pov- 
erty groups. Students from Villanova 
are encouraged to get a sponsor sheet 
from Campus Ministry, bottom floor 
of St. Rita's, and get sponsors for four 
hours of dancing. A portion of the 
money will go to supporting students 
from Villanova to c(>ntinue doing 
charitable work full-time during the 
summer. Call x 12593 to sign up an 
reserve transportation. Meet other 
people and get your groove on to help 
fight poverty! 

( hiru'se New Year ( el- 

Come celebrate the Chinese New 
Year this Saturday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. 
in the Villanova Room of the Connelly 
Center. Adelicious Chinese meal and 
entertainment will be provided. Tick- 
ets will be available at the door and 
are available in advance from the In- 
ternational Student Office, lower level 
of Corr Hall. If you have any ques- 
tions please call Nhi at x 9302. 

Feb. 12 

Time Mana^eineiit Pio- 

Get organized this semester! Dr. 
Reilly will offer practical suggestions 
for better tme management and study 
techcniques in a brief workshop this 
Monday, Feb. 12 from 3:30 -4:20 p.m. 
in the Councelini! (\ntcr. Room 106. 
Corr Hall. Fhc workshop is free and 
no sign-up is necessary. 

S(iA Meeting ten INHeii- 
tial ( aiidiclales 

If you are interested in running for 
an SCiA office for 1 996- 1 997 and you 
have not attended an information ses- 
sion, it's not too late!! Come to the 

information session on Monday, Feb. 
12 in the West Uiunge of Dougherty 
at 4:30 p.m. 

Feb. 13 

I oi'iiiii on I.ove 

Come join the loving and ilu Idm 
less lor the Second Aniiiial V'iiiaiu)\.i 
FORUM ON LOVL. Feb. 13 at S p.m. 
in SAC 103. Pizza and soda will be 
served. Open to the whole Villanova 
Community. Sponsored by the Phi 
Sigma lau Philnsopliy Honor Socicly 

FMA Meetinj^ 

Villanova 's Financial Managcmi. iii 
Association will hold its first meeting 
of hte semester on Tuesday, Feb. 13. 
Robert Clark, the Managing Director 
for Prudential Preferred Financial Ser- 
vices, will speak from 12:45 until 1:30 
in Bartley 110. All new and current 
members are encouraged to attend. 

St. Augustine Club 

The club will meet Tuesday, Feb 
13 at 6 p.m. for dinner, discussion and 
planning for the upcoming lecture. 
Please call x 3099 ^\\y.\ leave a mes- 
sage if you are interested bui (..iiinoi 
make the meeting. 

APO Service 1 raternity 

Alpha Phi Omega, Villanova's only 
coeducational service fraternity, is 
about to begin its spring rush period. 
Anyone with an earnest desire to be 
of service toothers in need is invited 
to attend one of our informational 
meetings (Tuesday, Feb. 6 nul 
Wednesday. Feb. 7 at 9 p ni in 
Metniels ( hemistry Ixcture Hall) anil 
our iii.iriil.iiory meeting (Tuesday, Feb. 
13 at 9 p 111 in llu- Dav Hop ) If von 
have an\ qucstion.s, please call Steve 
at X 13875 and find out why APO is 
right for you. 

Feb. 14 

AnonyiiHKis FIIV Test- 

The HIV anonymous testing date 
is set for Feb. 14 It is not being spon 
sored by the Villan<wa Health Center, 
but rather by the Delaware County 
AIDS Network. Ihis means that 
Villanova University will not have any 
record of your test results. Pennsyl- 
vania law requires that even though 
the testing is completely anonymous 
(you are merely a time-slot, not a stu- 
dent with a social security number) it 
must be advertised as anonymou.s/con- 
fidential to receive state funding. All 
Villanova students arc strongly urged 
to take advantage of this opportunity- 
-it's free, fast, important and totally 
ANONYMOUS!!! If you wish to 
make an appointment, please call 

Feb. 15 

l*AL F oruni 

Dr. Colleen Sheehan, State Repre- 
sentative of the PA legislature, will 
speak today about campaigning for 
public office, her first term, running 
for re-election, and the hot issues in 
the PA legislature. This event is spon- 

sored by the Political Awareness 
League and will take place at 6:30 
p.m. in Room 300 of the Liberal Arts 
Center. If you have any questions call 


Open Mic Reading at 
Horde rs 

The English Departments ot 
Villanova, Bryn Mawr and Haverford 
present Campus Writers Open Read- 
ing at BouKis B()ok Shop at 
Rosemont Square on Thursday, Feb. 
22. Signups to read begin at 7 
and the open mic readingstarts at 7:30 
p.m. Come read your poetry and 
iictoin ro listen to others read. Ad- 
mission is free. 

SNAP Meeting 

Alleniion all nursing student!! I'he 
next SNAP general meeting will be 
held on Wednesday, Feb. 21 in the 
North Lounge of Dougherty Hall. It 
will be at 7:30 p in. and the speaker 
will be Amy Levi, who will be speak- 
ing about ".Adv. meed Practice Nurs- 
ing in the 21st Century." All are en- 
couraged to attend 

Fast for Sunshine Day 

Project Sunshine will he hoKiinu 
its annual "Fast lor Sunshine D.iv on 
Ash Wednesday, (Feb. 2 1 ), where we 
ask youto skip lunch. By skipping 
lunch, dining services will donate 
$3.00 towards our Sunshine Day Car- 
nival (or uiuleipriv ilegecl kaJs. 
sign up to fast in your cafeteria two 
d,i\s before the fast. Also, if you 
would like to collect signatures on 
those days, please stop in at Va.sey, 
room 5. 

First Aid and (PR 

VEMS IS s[ionsoriim a 
Safety (\>uncil first aid and CPR cl.iss 
beginning Thursday, Feb. 22. Course 
eost is $75.00 and runs Tuesday and 
1 liursday evenings until April, lor 
more information or to register call 
VEMS at X96S0S and ask for Anne. 
Deadline lor registraion is Friday, Feb. 

The Destruction 
Higher F^ducafion 


Come hear one of the foremost 
Christian philosophers of today. Dr. 
Peter Kreeft. give a lecture titled "Re- 
quiem lor a Student's Soul: Is Highei 
Education Killing or Curing the Stu- 
dent Psyche?" sponsored In the St 
Augustine Club, the Philosoplu l)e 
partment and Core Humanities. It will 
lake place Thursday, Feb. 22 at 7:30 
p ni m the Wayne/St. David's Room 
in Connelly Center. Reception will 

Italloon Day l-Shirt 
( Ontest 

The Balloon Day Committee is 
offering a t-shirt design contest for hte 
1996 Balloon Day Festival. The de- 
sign should include a balloon and the 
Bread for the World I^igo, using three 
colors. This years Balloon Dav willl 
be held April 16. The design should 
be submitted to the Campus Ministry 
office by Feb. 26. Be creative .iiid help 
make this year's Ballo(«i Day the best 
yet! The winner of the contest will win 
a $25 prize and a T-shirt! Any ques- 
tions please call Nancy at 581-9453. 

Gay and Lesbian Sup- 

An informal supiuii! network for 
gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and anyone 

who is queslioning his her sexuality 
is now available to the students lor 
Villanova University. If you wish to 
meet with someone who has concerns 
similar to your own, \o learn what re- 
sources are available for mi- 
norities in the greater Philadelphia 
region, or to just talk on the phone 
with a fellow student, pic.ise call S I '-) 
6000 to leave a message in voice mail 
box #S6445. All calls are absolutely 
confidential and, it sincere, will be 
returned within 24 hours. 


Looking for someone to run with'.' 
So is VAC, the Villanova Athletic 
Club. Come to Bartley Circle each 
Saturday at noon <ind join us for a laid- 
back run around the Main Line. Also, 
join us Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in the l)u 
Pont Weight Room for relaxed weight 
tr. lining sessions with Mr. Fred 
Saiit.iipia Ail are welcome, regard- 
less of experience or fitness level. If 
you have any questions or concerns, 
please call Steve at ,\ 13S75. 

Model Organization of 
American States 

All V'illaiio\a sUuleiits are iii\ ileti 
to participate in the Model Organiza- 
tion of American States from April 8- 
12 in Washington. DC. The OAS is 
an international organization in which 
almost all nations in the Western 
Hemisphere are members We will 
meet w ith O.A.S oltici.ilsaiui ili[ilomats 
from Nicaragua, whuh we will repre- 
sent Universities trom llirougliout the 
US vs ill p.irticqiate. Tor more infor- 
mation, [ilease see Dr. Lowell 
Gusialson. SAC 202, 519-4737. tor 

Submissions to Passages 

Please share with us your interna- 
tional experiences. Villanova's pre 
niier International Stiulenls" Maga/me 
is accepting sulniiissKuis of poetry, 
prose, short stones, .uiwdtk, ami pho- 
tography All suImiussioiis should be 
turned into tin Inlemational Students 
Office, lowei \v\v\ of Corr TIall by 
Teb. 16. Passages meets every Tliiirs 
day at 6 p.m. in the Rosemont Room 
of ("onnelly Center. For more into 
please contact Steve at 519-4095 or 
Debbie at 519-7827. 

Catholic Worker Pro- 

I 111 Homeless Committee of Cam- 
pus Ministry needs your help If you 
are interested in volunteering at Catho 
lie Worker "s Alter School program, call Maureen or Missy at 526- 
1 780 or stop by Campus Ministry and 
sign up. The children range in age 
form 6-13, you will be helping them 
with their homework for om houi .mtl 
then playing for an hour Mondays. 
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 p.m. 
^ p.m. 

1 egioii of Mary 

The Legion of Mary meets 
Wednesdays at 5:45 in the Rosemont 
Room of the Connelly Center. The 
rosary is prayed and spiritual readings 
are read and discussed. The discus- 
sion is led by Fr. Lazor. All are wel- 
come to come 

lleaney Postponed 

The poetry reading by TJobcl Prize 

winner Seamus Heaney, scheduled for 
Feb. 21 has been postponed. A new 
date will be announced shortly. 


The Villanova Feminist Coalition 

is meeting on 'Thursday nights at 7:30 
this semester, in the Center for Peace 
and Justice E^ducation located in the 
basement of Sullivan Hall. If you are 
interested in discussing gender issues 
on campus oi in our culture, please 
|oiii us to help plan activities for the 
semester For more information, call 
X 94608. 

Mendel Open House 

On Teb. 23 the members ol the 
Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, 
(\imputer Science, and Physics de- 
partments will throw open the doors 
to Mendel Hall and welcome the Arts 
faculty. The event is being sponsored 
by the College's committee on faculty 
development Designed to loster co- 
operative research and teaching activi- 
ties in the future, the afternoon (3 p.m. 
- 6 p ni.) will feature teaching and re- 
search demonstrations designed to 
"dazzle' the visitors. A variety of ses- 
sions will be available: some on core 
science, some on basic research. 
Many will be interactive! Please mark 
your calendars and plan on an inter- 
esting afternoon, refreshments will be 


The Democratic Socialists of 
America met every Tuesday at 7 p.m. 
in the Center for Peace and Justice 
Education. Come be a part of 
Villanova's most active political 
group. You need not consider your- 
•self a socialist - only have a fair mind 
and want to work for change. Any 
(|uestions please call Tara at 581-3796. 


The International Committee 
Against Racism meets every Wednes- 
il.iv at ^ p 111 III the ("enter for Peace 
ami liistice Tclueatioii We seek to 
mtorm Villanovans about tonus of 
prejudice and work to remove them. 
It you are interested in working with 
issues of race and learning more about 
yourself call x 19063 

Remember to 

submit your 

FYIs prior to the 

4 p.m, Tuesday 


Make sure that 

your FYI is 
typed and con- 
tains relevant 

I'lli )l< I ( ( )l Kl I SN ol ( IIKIs \M) H( »li 

( hris and Bob set out for a night of Halloween hi-jin\ 

Chris and Bob aim to please 


tditor-in-C hnf 

Chris and Bob have become the 
finest show on campus, whether it be 
playing leap frog at a basketball game 
or dancing in their window overlook- 
ing the quad from Sullivan They've 
become folk heroes on a campus 
known for its uniformity. They're wild 
and crazy, and I spent ,m hour with 
them in their room. 

U|ion entering the room, 1 was pre 
sented with a handful of hair gel by 
Chris w ho took a handful himself and 
ran it through his own matted hair .ind 
obliged me to do the same. After that, 
before the two would agree to talk to 
me, they asked me to wear a '"I am 
retired" hat from Chris' collection. 

Noticing that Bob's thumb was in 
a cast, my tirst question incjuired about 
the cause of the injury, im a thumb 
wrestler on the weekemls .nul I was 
in the semifinals before I bioke it in 
three places. 1 missed my chance to 
go to nationals," said Boli 

When the pair w.ikes up in the 
morning. Bob said he braids Chris' 
hair and combs Ins back, while Chris 
brushes Bobs teeth. Also. Chris takes 
care of Bob's severe ear wax problem. 
"Everything's give and take. It's a 
beaut ilul s\ mbiotic relationship," said 

The guys then attend their classes 
for the day. They no longer take the 
same classes. "We've been advised 
not to. We did once. The teacher 
didn't like us I ihmkshe really never 
got over the pioblem that she thought 
we were severely retarded. She al- 
ways talked very loud and slow to us," 
explained Bob. 

Both men claimed that security on 
campus is a big problem for them. 
"Public Safety's a big issue with us. 
They don't find hs as funny as we find 
ourselves," s.iid Bob. Chris related a 
story about how during TIalloween, 
they dre,s.sed up in Speedo swimming 
suits. "Bob called in, and he s.iui. My 
roommate Chris has drugs on him,' 
and 1 walked down, and [the Public 
Salety olticer) goes, 'Do you have 
drugs on you?' so I said, 'Frisk me! 
Frisk me!' We took pictures of them 
frisking us in our Speedoes," said 

Another incident where Public 
Safety had a run in with Chris was 
during a time when he walked to the in nothing but a towel and 
a shower cap. He had run out of soap 
and needed to take a shower. "All I 
wanted was a bar of soap, and finally, 
after a lot of prodding. I got it, and I 
took a shower. " said Chris. 

During the men's basketball game 
against Pittsburgh. Chris and Bob did 
their normal routine of dancing and 
then decided to throw handfuls of 
Robitussin lozenges into the student 
s.ection. "Well, it's wirtter. NVe 

thought it'd be neat. This is the sea- 
son of sickness." said Bob. They 
claimed a lot of thought went into that 
act. "My mom's a nurse, and Bob 
watches ER." said C^hris. 

"Apparently, the students, upon 
receiving their air-born gifts, weren't 
too pleased with them. Maybe, thev 
thought it was butterscotch," .said Bob. 
Alter this episode, the two were rep- 
rimanded by Villanova officials and 
w ere forced to give up the rest of the 
Kobitussin. Chris said Athletic 
Director Gene DeFilippo said, "You 
SOB's; you're never coming back here 
again!" Bob said, ' I'm gonna np you 
a new one. I said that to DeFilippo, 
because he was making fun of niv 
mom " 

The two friends met during fresh- 
man orientation "His name was 
Crazy Chris and mine was Bimntiful 
Bob. That was my first bad joke here 
at Villanova, one that preceded many. 
No one laughed except Chris," said 
Bob. After that. Chris invited Bob to 
lunch. "He just kept pointing to me 
ami pointing to his mouth 1 was 
scared." said Bob 

The twii siidii Katiud th.ii they 
eaeli had a eollcction ol odd outfits. 
We have le.ither ones that we don't 
show that often," said Chris. The guys 
collect their clothing fr<im garage sales 
and thritt shops. The most lamous of 
the outfits, Chris" Superman costume 
was purchased piece by piece from a 
thrift shop. "1 put that together my- 
self. It was my communion outfit," 
said Chris. 

Both Chris and Bob feel that their 
situation on campus has improved 
from last year. I ilimk the overall 
feeling as far as last year was hatred 
Like, let's bring physical pain upon 
them," said Bob. "I don't know if 
we'll ever be accepted. The death 
threats have really gone away. We 
don't have to run home from class 
anymore," he added. Chris said that 
they're being treated better at frater- 
nity parties now too. "We're allowed 
to look inside the windows and wave 
at them." 

"The girls have softened up to us 
At first, when we'd walk up to them, 
thev's run to call boxes I iliink ii s 
just a matter of time. C hi is and I 
would like to send this message out 
to all Villanovans that we really be 
lieve that there's girls who want to go 
out with us. We know they're out 
there. They're just not calling. 
Valentine's Day is coming up and 
we "re free," said Bob. 

Chris and Bob enjoy visiting girls 
dorms to which they are not invited 
"I^st year, people mistook us lor tin 
Stanford Stalker," said Bob. "We want 
to clear our names," added Chris 

Chris' favorite story is Ironi hi 
high school days. "I went to one ol 
my friends' houses in high school, and 
I never met the mother before, so my 

friend's like 'Be funny to her. Be 
funny to her.' So 1 started acting 
weird. 1 left and went home, and when 
1 l.ilked to my friend he said his mom 
yelled at him. She said, "Don't make 
fun of him Just because he's retarded 
lion t make fun of him.' 1 never got to 
go over to friend's house again." 
said Chris. 

As a team. Bob said, "I ihmk oiii 
best story is when Chris was dressed 
up as Superman, and I was dressed as 
a pimp, and we had about 40 people 
singing Zippidv l)o-l)a on the subway, 
the R5. We found that in Philadel- 
phia they accept us, at least on the 
trains. The drunkards . . . They love 

More recently. Bob said that "Chris 
u.sed to have a Ninja Turtle watch. We 
thought it'd be funny to h;ive it ,ip 
piaised. They didn't " 

Both ot the guys said they hope to 
make careers for themselves as come- 
dians. Alter that, "Someday, we're 
thinking about opening a restaurant," 
said Bob. Chris quickly added, "It's 
not a nudey bar. Well, after hours it'll 
he a nudey bar." 

■'I think we have a lot of plans for 
Villanova in the next two and a half 
years. We're going to try out for the 
basketball team if they don't invite 
us," said Bob Thev also expressed 
an interest in running tor student gov- 
ernment office. "Villanova has the 
potential to be the pulsating heart, not 
only of Ardmore, but of the nation. 
It'll bring a tear to my eye the day 
Chris and I look out and see young 
little Villanovans going to class 
dres.sed up m pink suits. I'd actually 
like to see Father Dobbin dressed up. 
I didn't even know he existed," said 

Bob said that although "We've had 
a few close calls where we've almost 
crossed that line, its all good clean 
fun. If you can't laugh at yourself, 
who can you laugh at'.'" 

20 Questions with 
Chris and Bob 

Christopher Michael 

Hoiiu'town: Stcrling-Hotne of Mary's little lamb and the 

petting z(H) where I'm an exhibit 
Major: Undecided, considering double majoring in 

bio and chetiiical engineering 
FU'st Class: The one with all the girls in it 
Best Food: .Anything my Mom makes or that Vern makes 

iti the cafeteria 
Hobbies: I ast cars and fast women and collecting 

scabs and moss spores 
Best Team: The Figgs (mv intramural soccer team) 
Best Mo\ie: Where There's a Will There's an "A" 
TV Show : Cop Rock 

Activities: Popping pimples, .skinny dipping, origami, 

and tying my shoelaces 

Holiday: Valentine's Day-I'm a lover not a fighter 

Exp.: Soul Train and Belly dancing at family 

New Name 

for diiPonl:II(inie Court 
Bo or Luke 

Duke: Daisy Duke 

Best No>a 

Player: The student section 
David Hasselhof-- 

Knight Rider or 

BavVVatch: Knighi Ridci because Kit kicked major butt 
B.A. vs. (lubber^ 

Lang: v 14 Rounds 

Are Irix .Fust 

for kids: Tricks are for magicians 
Best .Asian 

Capital: The Great Wall of China or the Himalayas 
N.I lurnpike 

Fxit: Suniinil 

Robert John lannozzi 

Honu'tov^ n: 1 l.tttield-Meat capital of the world and home 

of the Smiling Porker 
Major: fniinorini' in larceny) 

Best ( lass: Anatoiiiv 
Best Food: Angel hair pasta in garlic oil 
Hobbies: Singing, dancing and torturing captured 

s(|uirrels witha power drill 
Best leatn: Svveiiish Bikini Team 
Best Mo\ie: Star Wars and Care Bears 11 (tie) 
TV Show: Toss up between I lu BnUI and the Beautiful 

ami Pee Wee's Pl.iyhouse 

Holiday: Halloween 

F\p.: Soul Train 

ito or I uke 

Duke: dinger 

Best Nova 

Player: The guy who does that thing with his sock 

David Hasselhof-- 

Knight Rider or 

Ba\\Vatch: Knirhi Kider 
B.A. \s. ( lid)lHi 

Lang: B.A. by a TKO in the 17th, fool!! 

Are Irix lust 

l«»r Kids: Maybe, bin ihcy look like colored rabbit 
Best \sian 

( apital: Haiiiikok 
N.) lurnpike 

Exit: Atlantic City 

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February 9, 1 996 







E S 

Unique classroom experience hits the Honors program 


Features Editor 

This semester an innovative class- 
r{H)m experience is taking place within 
Villanova's Honors program Ur 
Suzanne Tolon of the theology depart- 
ment designed a course entitled Hun 
^cr In Our Own Back Yard: The United 
Slates and Philadelphia, m which the 
students step beyond the classroom to 
take action in the fight against hun- 
ger. It is a course where the students 
are expected to participate in the 
struggle to alleviate hunger in this 
area. It is currently the only course of 
its type known in the United States 

Toton was encouraged by Dr. Ed- 
ward Goff , director of the Honors pro- 
gram, because a number of Honors 
students wanted to integrate a service 
course into the Honors curriculum. 
According to Toton, "The service ex- 
perience is such a rich one and has a 
lot of potential for educating the stu- 
dent if the academic area could plug 
into, support and develop what the stu- 
dents experience in the field." 

Inspired by the pedagogy of Paulo 
Freire, Toton believes that "unless re- 
flection is linked to action, both suf- 
fer. We only understand what we are 
studying for the first time to the ex- 

tent that we engage in trying to solve 
the problem." While designing the 
course, Toton was faced with the chal- 
lenge of how to teach a class that not 
only raised consciousness about a 
problem, but actually moved the stu- 
dents in the direction of addressmg the 
problem individually and collectively. 

"The reason 1 am teaching this 
course is because I believe in my heart 
that the purpose of education is to 
humanize individuals and society, not 
to maintain the wealth of some at the 
expense of others," said Toton. She 
continued, "My hope for this course 
is that we will not rest comfortably 
knowing we have the resources avail- 
able to end hunger in this country. 
When we can't use our resources to 
feed our children, there is something 
very wrong." 

During the course of the semester 
the students will be introduced to 
people and organizations engaged in 
the battle against hunger on the re- 
gional, state, and national levels. In- 
cluded in the agenda are nutritionists, 
the founder of Philabundance, Repre- 
sentative Tony Hall, director of the 
School Breakfast and Lunch Programs 
for the Philadelphia Archdiocesan 
school system, the Greater Philadel- 
phia Area Food Bank, St. Vincent's 

Dining Rcxim, Bread for the World, 
and others. 

The purpose of the trips and speak- 
ers is to give students a sense of how 
widespread hunger is in the Philadel- 
phia area alone. "The students will 
be introduced to the various individu- 
als and agencies involved with feed- 
ing hungry people so they can test 
what they are reading against reality," 
said Toton. 

The students will have the unique 
experience of organizing a coalition 
with local colleges to participate in the 
Greater Philadelphia Anti-Hunger 
Coalition Hunger Walk on April 13. 
This is the first time that Philadelphia 
area colleges and universities will be 
represented in the Hunger Walk. 

In addition, the class will travel to 
Washington, D.C., where they will 
lobby to encourage congressional can- 
didates to make ending hunger a pri- 
ority in their political agendas. Toton 
believes that "the nation prefers to 
deny that hunger is a reality because 
we feel better if we don't admit that 
the problem exists." The Seventh 
Congressional District candidates will 
then be invited to campus to discuss 
and debate their positions on hunger 
and poverty. "It is the first time that I 
know of that a class of students would 

Major Trouble: Nursing^ offers 
ample career opportunities 


Staff Reporter 

As some of us struggle and com- 
plain to wake for our 8:30 a. m. 
classes, the dedicated nursing students 
have already been hard at work for 
several hours. To rise so early in the 
morning and travel to a hospital for a 
seven hour work day is inconceivable 
for most of us, but it is a way of life 
for junior and senior nursing students. 

"The nursing program has given 
me the opportunity to gain a strong 
education in the nursing field, as well 
as withm the college of liberal arts. 1 
feel that a well-rounded education is 
important in my field and m all other 
majors " said Liz Smith, a senior in 
the Nursing school. 

Nursmg students are required to 
take several liberal arts courses along 
with numerous elcctives outside of 
their school. By combining course 
work and clinical experience in nurs- 
ing with courses in the liberal arts and 
sciences, students are provided with a 
broad education Within the four year 
nursing program, students are required 
to lake a variety of courses beyond the 
nursing core, including two core hu- 
manities courses, basic and upper 

level philosophy and psychology 
courses, an English course, a sociol- 
ogy course, two religion courses, and 
a social studies elective. With such a 
wide variety of courses, nursing stu- 
dents receive exposure to moral and 
ethical issues which help to develop 
the necessary caring attitudes. 

The nationally recognized College 
of Nursing prepares students for a va- 
riety of health care settings, as well 
as for continuous personal and profes- 
sional growth. Throughout junior and 
senior years, nursing students are re- 
quired to commute to hospitals, medi- 
cal centers and community-based 
health care facilities for clinical ex- 

Students participate in clinical 
practice two days a week for an aver- 
age of seven hours a day To ensure 
that nursing students receive high 
quality preparation in clinical practice, 
they experience several different ar- 
eas of medicine. 

"By the finish of my four years in 
the College c^f Nursing, 1 will have had 
concentrated hands-on study in obstet- 
ric, geriatric, medical-surgical, and 
psychiatric medicine Clinical has 
been the best experience for me be- 
cause it has provided me with a taste 

of the different paths that I can choose 
when 1 graduate. It has proven to me 
that nursing is absolutely what 1 want 
to do as my career," said senior nurs- 
ing student Jacquelyn Burns. 

Furthermore, the nursing school 
has distinguished professors with a 
great deal of experience, education, 
and understanding within their subject 
areas. "The teachers really work with 
you. They really care about teaching 
and it shows," said senior nursing 
major Kristen Slawinski. 

The hard work and dedication that 
is exhibited by the nursing students 
has not gone unnoticed. Communi- 
cations major Dianna Halton explains, 
"I have a lot of respect for the nursing 
majors after having lived my junior 
year with one and having seen the 
early hours that she worked and the 
late nights of studying she put in. They 
must have a real love for it, and I think 
it is shown by the time and work dedi- 
cated to it." 

The Villanova nursing program, 
one of the finest in the country, cre- 
ates professional nurses who provide 
a significant service to society through 
their concern with the promotion, 
maintenance and restoration of health. 

No need to boycott Valentine's Day 


Stafl Reporter 

Valentine's Day is a day for lov- 
ers, a special time designated for two 
[X'opic to express Ihcir leclings for one 
another whcthi'i it tu- through cards, 
gifts or simply a few shared moments 
among a hectic world ol responsibili 
tics and personal chaos to reflect upon 
the meaning of hne 

But what about the people without 
a significant other in their lives' 
Whether you have not tound the right 
person, von are between romances, or 
you are putting your love lile on hold 
for whatever reason, this article is di 

reefed to the singles on campus 

You. too. must find vourself as an 
outlet to excitement on Valentine's 
Dav Adorn yourself in red and pink, 
tuck a box of chocolates under vour 
arm. and \^v^V. those cozy couples in 
terlocked around campus straight in 
the eye as you spit mouthfuls of sweet- 
heart candy at them Repeat "1 have 
no Valentine, and I am a person, too!" 
Does not having a Valentine make you 
a freak' Of course not. but perhaps 
you should read on for some sugges- 
tions on how to make this the best 
Valentine s Day possible 

1 Personal Ads: The personals do 
not receive the credit that they deserve 
Fake a look inside and you will find 
everyone from Igyptian oatmeal 
wrestlers to 4H playmates of the 
month You can always find somebcxlv 
who shares your interests in the jx-r- 

2 Mail Order Brides/Grooms: Do 
you enjoy foreign languages? For a 
rea.sonable fee you can your- 
self a Valentine's Day mate for life. 
They are sure to shipthe guy or girl of 
your dreams to you 

3 Cirab a friend Nothing brings a 
smile to a Villanovan's face like a 
Valentine's Day '*>()s couple. So grab 
your friend, wrap an arm around his 
or her waist, and let the Valentine's 
Day excitement begin! 

You are now equipped with three 
keys to a Happy Valentine's Day You 
are fully prepared to seek out and 
achieve the man or woman of your 
dreams, or at least look like you have 
Or else I suppose you could catch a 
flick at Connelly Cinema, visit a lo- 
cal bar or maybe even do some home- 
work and treat Valentine's Day as what 
it really is, another Wednesday at 
Villanova University 

actually be engaged in the process of 
trying to encourage a)ngressionaI can- 
didates to integrate and make hunger 
a priority in their platforms," said 

Toton believes that it is imf>ortant 
for students to realize that they are part 
of a larger movement. She acknowl- 
edges part of the problem is that col- 
lege campuses become a world unto 
themselves where we do not see our 

responsibility to the larger society. 
Sophomore education major Chrissy 
FaistI, who is currently enrolled in the 
course, enthusiastically said, "Dr. 
Toton 's class gives us the chance to 
look for solutions to these problems 
and to take a step toward finding those 
solutions." One of the main purposes 
of this course is to help students make 
these connections. 

Local students motivated 
by Teach America 


Features Editor 

Once again Villanova students ex- 
tend their efforts beyond the classroom 
through Teach America. This national 
organization is designed to evaluate 
and improve the overall quality of edu- 
cation, including both educational 
policies and processes. 

According to chapter director Terry 
Nance, "the program serves a dual 
purpose. In addition to providing di- 
rect services, we also try to interro- 
gate some of the more pressing mat- 
ters that are related to education, such 
as the issues surrounding testing and 

The primary goal of the Villanova 
chapter of Teach America is to moti- 
vate children in local districts to stay 
in school. They stress the imf>ortance 
of higher education by providing the 
students with numerous opportunities 
to experience the academic diversity 
of college life. 

For the past two years, a group of 
fifth grade students from the Rhodes 
School have sf)ent a day in the life of 
a college student. They traveled from 
class to class, having been introduced 

to a variety of new topics, ranging 
from poetry and foreign languages to 

Last year, a group from Strawberry 
Mansion High School participated in 
a research project designed to famil- 
iarize students with the college library. 
After about seven meetings with the 
Villanova volunteers, these students 
presented their projects to an eager 
audience in the St. Mary auditorium. 

Presently, the Villanova chapter is 
working on the Pemberton Project. 
Their goal is to get the high schotil 
students more involved in spreading 
the importance of education among 
their peers. For the next few weeks, 
students will collaborate in writing, 
taping and acting in public service 
announcements encouraging fellow 
students to stay in school. They will 
be aired on Channel One in schools 
all across the country, and possibly on 
MTV later this year. 

Stacy Raygor, student director of 
the Villanova chapter, says "It is our 
job to motivate the kids as much as 
possible. We try to introduce them to 
new ideas, and hope that they leave 
our programs with a deeper value for 
the education they have been given." 


February 9, 1996 


Page 1 5 




T U 




H^^^ Whafs in your head? 

Time out! Who am I? 


Staff Columnist 

And the more I know. The less I 

These things I thought I'd figured 
out, I have to learn again. 

I'm trying to get down to the heart 
of the matter. 

But my will gets weak, and my 
thoughts seem to scatter.... 

Don Henley 
The Heart of The Matter 

When was the last time you sat 
down and had a long hard look at your- 
self? I do not mean checking to see if 
all your clothes are on right side out 
or if you are having a good or bad hair 
day. What I am talking about is look- 
ing deeper, much deeper, in search of 
what you are really all about. 

It is easy to get caught up in the 
hustle and bustle of college life: meet- 
ings, guys, deadlines, hookups, mid- 
terms, girls, homework, formals, tests, 
parties, jobs, and the list goes on. Of- 
ten we get swept away by all of this, 
and we can quickly lose sight of who 
we are and what is truly important to 

College is a time when we are sup- 
posed to continue our growth both in- 
tellectually and personally. However, 
for some it seems to instead be more 
of a period of confusion, uncertainty 
and .sometimes even regression. 

A friend and I were talking about 
precisely this, when we came to a 
pretty logical yet unsettling conclu- 
sion. We decided that the more we 
learn, the more we find out we don't 
know and the more confused we be- 
come; whereas when we were children 
we.thought we knew everything, and 
life seemed a lot easier 

This is certainly true when it aimes 
to academics; and it also carries over 
to what we know about ourselves. 

When young, we were pretty much 
self-defined as soon as we came to 
know our name, address, and tele- 
phone number. As adults, there is so 
much more to know and learn about 
one's true self. 

How do I perceive myself? Do I 
show the true me to others ? 

Are the commitments I have taken 
on in my life fulfilling? Am I proud of 
and do I enjoy what I do ? 

What are my values ? How do they 
affect the way I live my life and treat 

Am I my own person, or am I de- 
fined by the groups I am a part o/? 
Can I stand on my own ? 

What does my family mean to me 
now that I am somewhat removed from 
it? What is my role? 

What are the things I like about 
myself? Dislike ? How can I change ? 

Who are the people in my life who 
mean the most to me ? How do 1 show 


Why am I here at Villanova, and 
what do I hof)e to achieve during my 
time here ? 

What are my goals and dreams? 
How can I make them reality? 

These are only a few morsels of 
such "food for thought." These ques- 
tions may not be found on any study 
guide for any class we will ever take 
here at Villanova, yet they may be 
among some of the most valuable 
things we can study. 

Regardless of whether one is a first 
year student just starting out, or a se- 
nior on their way out, it is never too 
early or too late to get to know one- 

When things get crazy and we start 
to feel a little lost, a good way to get 
back on track is to first get ourselves 
figured out. Then we will be better 
armed against figuring out the rest of 
this crazy world. 

The Villanovan Top 10 

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Top 10 things to give your ex-boy friend/girlfriend for 
Valentine's Day 

10. Urinal freshener from Sullivan bathroom 

9. Tickets to the Belle Air Nightclub 

8. A copy of "Roscoe Sings: The Love Songs" 

7. A Zeffy Penn wig 

6. U.N.I.T. pay-per-view extravaganza 

5. Transcripts from This Week with Jon and Joe 

4. A Fishsteak from Sam's Clams in South Philly 

3. SGA trading cards 

2. Bag of dead gerbils 

and the No. 1 thing to give your ex for Valentine's Day 

1. The Crazy Chris and Sideshow Bob pin-up calendar 

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Davtime Phone No. 

VCR takes off 


Features Editor 

The Student Government Asso- 
ciation is currently initiating a new 
project aimed at enhancing relations 
between the students of the Univer- 
sity and the local community. The 
Villanova Revitalization Program 
(VCR) will attempt to sow the frayed 
ends which have long affected com- 
munication between the students and 
their surrounding neighbors. 

"Villanova students have traveled 
throughout the world on charitable 
expeditions. However, for whatever 
reason, we have neglected to aid the 
people geographically closest to us," 
said SGA member Ron DeRose. 
The ultimate goal of the VCR pro- 
gram is to bring about a change in 
the way residents feel about 
Villanova students through a posi- 
tive and visible presence in the com- 

Over the past few years the ad- 
ministration has worked diligently 
with the community to improve the 
overall perception of the University 
within the area. According to SGA 
Arts Senator Pete Acton, "their ef- 
forts at this point have been undeni- 
ably successful as they have bridged 
what was once a substantial gap," 

Following in their example, stu- 
dents have come to realize that they 
too can actively foster a positive per- 
ception of undergraduates. "Cur- 
rently, there is an unfortunate stigma 
associated with the students of 
Villanova, as we are more noted for 
the negative influence of a few and 
not for the jwsitive contributions 
which the large majority could make 

toward the community," said Acton 
He continued, " Ihc VCR program 
is intended to serve as a catalyst for 
such an image transformation, 
whereby students will use their tal- 
ents to assist with and head a num- 
ber of volunteer efforts in the area " 
This action will alhiw the students 
to disprove the unfair and stereotypi- 
cal view that most residents hold. 

VCR has planned three major 
community projects for this semes- 
ter. Students will visit local hospi- 
tals during the Easter season to dis- 
tribute gifts to less fortunate chil- 
dren. In addition, a luncheon will 
be held at a local nursing home, unit- 
ing Villanovans with their elderly 
neighbors. Finally, students will 
clean up the high activity intersec- 
tions of our local townships in an 
attempt to beautify the community 

VCR is also setting up a phone 
hotline in conjunction with the 
Radnor Police Department which 
will serve as an alternative to call- 
ing the police when the neighbors 
are disturbed by a noisy party. When 
the hotline is called, the party is 
given a warning that the neighbors 
are tempted to call the p<ilice. This 
procedure will inevitably decrease 
student citations and arrests, while 
increasmg communication between 
students and townspeople. In the 
end, the success of the program will 
be judged by the reaction of the citi- 
zens of the community. 

On Feb. 15 at 4:30 p.m in the 
President's I^iunge of the Connelly 
Center, SGA will proudly inaugu- 
rate the VCR program at the VCR 
Kick-off Reception 

WXVU Top 10 

1 . The Bouncing Souls 

2. The Spinanes 7" 

3. NOFX 

4. Butterglory 

5. Eric's Trip 

6. The Wrens 

7. Sleepy Head 

8. Chisel 

9. New Wet Kojak 

10. The Smugglers 7" 

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companies. World Travel. Summer and Full Time employment 
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Help Wanted 

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CM — Too bad we didn t win I could ve used 
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Hankes — Come see me!' NOVA is no fun 
without you. 

Wendy You are my Sunshine Please be my 
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To Colleen II I were president of this game 

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Jill and AnQela It's been SO long since we ve 
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Barnes Foundation provides 
world renowned artwork 


Staff Reporter 

The Barnes Foundation, located in 
nearby Merion, Pa., is the home to a 
world renowned a)llection of artwork. 

The collection of French modern 
and post- impressionist paintings is 
said to be one of the finest among pri- 
vate collections. Also among the col- 
lection are sketches, African sculp- 
tures, antique furniture, metalwork, 
ceramic pieces and jewelry 

The collection was originally 
started by Dr. Albert Barnes in 1912 . 
At the time, Barnes was 40, and his 
experience manufacturing and market- 
ing pharmaceutical products left 
him with a fortune that enabled him 
to purchase paintings by artists such 
as Van Gogh, Picasso, Renoir and 

Ten years later, he built the Barnes 
Foundation to house his collection, 
which had grown to include over 710 

The foundation was then estab- 
lished as a non- profit educational in- 
stitute that promoted interest and 
knowledge in the fine arts, and con- 
tinues to do so today. However, it was 
not open to the public for viewing until 
1961, 10 years after the death of Dr. 

In an attempt to raise funds neces- 
sary to renovate the Foundation, a tour 
was set up in 1992 to show 80 French 

paintings from the exhibit, imprcs 
sionist, French Impressionist and 
Early Modern paintings from the col- 
lection were shown world wide from 
1993 to 1995, including exhibition 
sites in Tokyo, Toronto, Munich and 
Paris. Over five million people viewed 
the exhibit, breaking attendance 
records and gathering enough funds 
to make the necessary renovations. 

Today the Barnes collection re- 
mains as it was originally set up by 
Dr. Barnes. The main viewing room 
archway as you enter the foundation 
is decorated with a mural called "The 
Dance" that Barnes commissioned 
Matisse to paint for him. Off the main 
entrance are two circular wings where 
works of landscap>es, people and fruit 
are arranged in a fashion that is pleas- 
ing to the eye. Antique furniture and 
iron art pieces are mixed in among the 

Although the amount of paintings 
by Renoir, Cezanne, Matisse, Degas, 
VanGogh and Picasso are among the 
most extensive of his collection, 
Barnes has many works by little 
known artists from around the world. 
The paintings are arranged in a way 
that each artist, as well as each type 
of painting, is proportionately spread 
throughout the foundation. 

The stair walls leading up to the 
second floor of the exhibit are covered 
with tapestries, and the hallway con- 
necting the two upstairs wings are 

" Opus " 


Staff Reporter 

For all of you out there who have 
been looking for a change of pace in 
the movies, stop looking. "Mr. 
Holland's Opus" is exactly that. It's 
a movie that tugs at your emotions 
and hits you right in the heart. "Mr. 
Holland's Opus" has you leaving the 
movie theater feeling happy and in- 
spired to accomplish your life long 

"Mr. Holland's Opus," focuses on 
the life of a man with an aspiration 
to compose extraordinary music. Ri- 
chard Dreyfuss' portrayal of Mr. Hol- 
land is one of the best performances 
of his career. 

From the opening scene until the 
final note of music has been played, 
we get the overwhelming feeling that 
music is everything in Mr. Holland's 

As Richard Dreyfuss pounds 
away at the piano, Mr. Holland's 
.strong pa.ssion for music begins to 
come alive. The movie spans over a 
30 year period covering the obstacles 
and accomplishments in Mr 
Holland's life. 

The movie opens with Mr. Hol- 
land accepting a teaching job at a 
high school. One gets the incredible 


feeling that this is not what Mr. Hol- 
land wants to do. 

As time goes on, Mr. Holland re- 
alizes that he has not taught his stu- 
dents anything about appreciation 
for music; he wants his students to 
understand, feel and learn to love 
music as much as he does. There- 
fore, he starts playing rock and roll 
in his classroom in an attempt to 
reach his students. 

Richard Dreyfuss' portrayal of 
Mr. Holland steals your heart when 
he and his wife Iris, played by Glenn 
Headly, discover that their son Cole 
is deaf. From this point of the movie 
on, Richard Dreyfuss' and Glenn 
Headly 's performances reach their 

Throughout the rest of the movie, 
Mr. Holland struggles to find a way 
of communicating with his son. He 
searches for a way to allow Cole to 
experience the joy that comes to us 
through music 

This is a movie that will defi- 
nitely tug at those emotional strings, 
possibly even bringing a few tears 
to your eyes. It is Richard" 
and (ilennlleadly's excellent acting 
that draws you into "Mr Holland's 
Opus." It is an outstanding movie 
that you don't want to miss. 


Cilcn Holland (Drcvfuss. Irfl) discovers his life's calling is lo share his love ol 
music with his students 

lined with statues. Among the high- 
lights of the upstairs are a room full 
of pencil sketches by various artists, 
including Degas, as well as a room of 
abstract art. Also among the collec- 
tion is a variety of pots, African sculp- 
tures and Native American art. 

One room that stands out among 
the rest is one that houses a breath- 
taking collection of religious paint- 
ings, sculptures and crucifixes, all of 
which portray very powerful religious 

The artwork exhibited at Ihe 
Barnes Foundation is unlike any col- 
lection exhibited elsewhere. The setup 
and arrangement is also unlike that of 
a typical museum. 

The amount of artwork contained 
in this private collection is amazing, 
and the distinguished pieces of art are 
breathtaking. The collection is one of 
great historical and educational impor- 

A visit to this foundation would be 
a rewarding way to spend some free 
time. Admission is $5 to see the ex- 
hibit. Headphones can also be bor- 
rowed at an additional cost, if a 
personal explanation of the paintings 
is desired. 

The hours are Thursday from 12:30 
to 5 and Fridays, Saturdays and Sun- 
days from 9:30 to 5. It is located at 
300 N. Latches' Lane Merion, Pa. 
19066- 1759: phone 1 -610-667-0290. 

Boy with Skull 1896-98 by Paul Cezanne 

''Dead Man Walking " intrigues 
and raises many questions 


Staff Reporter 

Your 18-year-old son is shot in the 
back of his head by two young intoxi- 
cated men for no apparent reason. Your 
17-year-old sister is raped, stabbed 
and is shot to death for no apparent 
reason. What are you going to do 
about it? 

In America, where there is "jus- 
lice for all," we can put our faith in 
the legal system to rid our society of 
the horrible monsters that kill our sons 
and daughters, brothers and sisters, 
neighbors and friends 

By the way, those horrible mon 
sters deserve what is coming to them 
and it is called premeditated state- 
sponsored killing. 

It sounds clean, no blood, no guil 
lotine, no smoking flesh, no firing 
range it is humane now It is lethal 
injection and God knows they deserve 
It, right? Right? 

"Dead Man Walking. " a film by 
tim Robbins, is based on the true story 
of Sister Helen Prejcan and her en- 
counters with death row inmates at the 
l>ouisiana State Penitentiary 

Si.sler Helen wrote of her relation- 
ships with these men and compiled the 
experience into a book with the same 
title the film adopted 

Robbins combined with two real 
death row inmates to create the char 
acter Matthew Poncelet , pl.iyed 
haiintingly by Sean Penn 

Sister llelen. played by the always 
magnificent Susan Sarandon, becomes 
pen pals with Poncrlel .uu] llieit lives 
become intertwined 

Sister Helen agrees to visit 
Poncelet in prison and offers herself 
as a disciple of Jesus, not as a s(Kial 
worker She is patient, willing to lis 
ten to his pleas of innocence and tries 
to give him hope She does this in 
two ways 

The first is within the system .in 
attempt to gel a hearing, possibly a 
retrial and finally a lie detector test 
When this fails, she proceeds with a 

second phase of hope through spiritu- 
ality, closeness to the truth of our- 
selves and hope for redemption in the 
eyes of a higher power. 

Poncelet is made a bundle of preju- 
dices. Hither living in a jail cell or 
walking as a free man, his identity is 
under siege For example, he is called 
a SOB., white trash, working-class 
loser People think this is the kind of 
person he must be to have committed 
such a heinous crime. 

Poncelet is somewhat a reflection 
of scK'iety's low opinion of him and 
his kind. He styles his hair in a funky 
pompadour and grows a devilish 

Also, he rants about white su- 
premacy on national television and is 
from a single-parent trailer home with 
no father figure 

Poncelet is very much inlliienced 
by his older buddy SisterHelen. how 
ever, does not focus her energy on 
making Poncelet feel his innocence 
stems from being a victim of society 
She tloes not want to be his public 

Insteaii, she tries to get Poncelet 
to embrace the truth about himself, his 
guilt and his desire tor forgiveness 
When he does start to open up to .Sis 
ter Helen about his mother, his de 
ceased father or his daughter whom 
he has not seen in years, he regresses 
back into the role of the wrongly im 
prisoned victim with no emotions. 

The audience wants hini to come 
to a realization that seems 
hopeless. ..almost. Maybe he does fi 
iialiv repent when he dissolves in hon- 
est tears as time ticks away to his fi 
nal moments 

Ihe relationshi[) bcUveen Sister 
Helen and Matthew Poncelet is Ihe 
focus of the film, although Sister 
Helen tloes spend time with the fami 
lies of the young victims She does 
not want to be .\ halecl figure by ap 
pearing to t.ike sides 

She feels capita! punishment is 
immoral, while not .ittempling to re 
lute the arguments and leelings that 

support the opposite conclusion. Sis- 
ter. Helen partakes in prayer vigils 
with other supporters outside the jail 
at the hour of the inmate's death, while 
the people who believe in capital pun- 
ishment are across the street cheering 
and carrying signs of hatred. 

It IS important to her not to appear 
as an enemy, since all she strives to 
be is an example of Jesus and a woman 
who loves unconditionally lor her pro- 

Sister Helen has her own preju- 
dices to deal with because she is a 
woman. When she first visits the peni- 
tentiary, she is asked by the priest in 
charge if she knows what she's get 
ting herself into by attempting to con- 
verse with a death-row inmate 

He speaks as if her gender auto- 
matically presumes she is an emotion- 
ally weak and frail person 

The priest also asks Sister Helen 
why she doesn't wear a habil. even 
though Vatican II has hfted that rule 
for nuns She remains calm and logi- 
cally reasons with the priest that she 
is able to take on the challenge. 

As Ihe result. Sister Helen be- 
comes the first wom.m to become a 
spiritual advisor to a man or womati 
on death row 

Dead Man walking " is an as- 
loiiiulmg movie It is about prejudice, 
hope in .1 higher source, the death pen- 
alty, the aftermath of murder for the 
.iffected families, a man's last days 
and minutes before (hath .iiul the 
power of forgiveness 

If this fails for you, and you view 
this movie as a cliche (which is whai 
iiiv frieiul said alter we w.ilked out nt 
Ihe theater), you might ap[)ieciate il 
tin Its real look at America's death 
houses the padded hospital gurney, 
the five restraining straps. Ihe needle 
puncturing the skm and the lethal m 

There is an aiidieme on the inside 
ot the film as well one w.itching from 
the opposite side ot the screen Moth 
never really know how clean America 
has become in its method oi killing. 

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February 9. 1 996 









Classical music moves Villanova students 


Staff repciier 

Last Sunday aflcrnoon, residents 
of the Main .iiui Ixvond, braved 
winter's icy chill li> listen to beaiititui 
music peribrnied hv two renowned 
artists. In St. Mary's Chapel, where 
the concert was held, every available 
space was filled with listeners of all 

As a reiiiilar tan ot orchestra, I 
have to say that the ticket prices were 
a bargain, considering concert hall 
prices often exceed $75 per ticket. 
That two highly-esteemed musicians 
with world fame appeared on the Vil- 
lanova Canipus indeed a great 
cultural event to witness. 

As part of the Villanova Cham- 
ber Music Series, this concert featured 
violinist. William de Fa.squale of the 
de PasqualeString Quartet, who are 
artists-in- residence at the university, 
and Maestro 'Wolfgang Sawallisch, 
pianist andmusic director of the Phila- 
delphia Orchestra. 

Classical music is best listened to 
live, and the intimate settirTg of the 
chapel allowed for the clearest and 
most delicate sound to be heard. As a 
sonata recital, a single violin and pi- 
ano complemented each other per- 
fectly in selections by Mozart, 

Beethoven and Schumann. 

The three movements by Mozart 
in the Sonata for Violin and Piano Kv 
454 began slowly, progressing steadily 
until ending lightly and gracefully 
Very melodious, the Austrian 
composer's work is timeless 
Beethoven's movements, taken from 
"Spring" Opus 24 were brisk, lei- 
surely, and playful. 

Mis music was the most emotional 
sounding. Finally, Robert Schumann's 
Sonata inAnnnor, Opus 105 consisted 
of strt)ng rhythms and harmonies. 

The music selections were explic- 
itly written for piano and violin ac- 
companiment, and the order in which 
they were played retlected the evolu- 
tion and zenith of the classical and 
romantic style. 

As de Pasquale and Sawallisch 
focused their energies on the musical 
dialogue, 1 noticed an elderly gentle- 
man across the aisle swaying to the 
music. 1 realized he was getting into 
it, the way people at rock concerts usu- 
ally do, only more solemnly. 

The performers themselves were 
brilliant. William de Pasquale, a resi- 
dent of Narberth, is the Philadelphia 
Orchestra's second concertmaster. 

The other members of his Quartet 
also play in the orchestra and when 

" Bed of Roses " makes 
the perfect date movie 


Even I, an admitted enthusiast of 
cheesv films who cannot make it 
through a Barb.ira Slreis.ind movie 
without exhausting a box of Kleenex 
and significantiv depleting a bottle of 
\ isine, was not excited about seeing 
"Bed Of Roses." 

Sure. I like both Christian Slater 
and Mary Stuart Masterson, but that 
title is just too cutesy, not to men- 
tion the story-line. 

When I saw the preview for a ro- 
mantic comedy in which a 
secret admirer inuntiates the object 
of his desires with tio/ens upon doz- 
ens ot roses, even 1 had to ailmit 
that this 
FTD plot was requiring too much in 
the willing- su.spensu)n-ot-disbelief 

Sulking past the hoards of mov- 
iegoers waiting to get into "Tweiv( 
Monkeys " and "Dead Man Walking, " 
as my exorbitantly-bribed compan- 
ion and I approached our theater, he 
mumbled to me that we would prob 
ably be the only ones in the audience 
But. nnich to our astonishment, 
we found ourselves delegated to the 
third row in front of a swarm of 
already snuggling couples, their arms 
enmeshed octopus style, bettne the 
prev lews had even started 

The chip heavy on mv shoulder 
and mv stereotype secure in mv mind, 
I proceeded to exchange glances of 
annoyance and irritation with the pre- 
dictable plot at mv boyfriend Do not 
nnsuiiderstand me, I am rii>t lypicalK 
one who minds fairy-tales. I am, in- 
deed, an experienced plot of mush 
aficionado. But this movie was just 
too unbelievable. Thirty minutes into 

the movie and I was already plan- 
ning a scathing review of this drivel. 

And then, at some point, 1 
stopped mentally composing my 
bashing as I found mvself being 
pulled in. 

Beyond all ol the unrealistic, 
fantastical dressing, there was actu- 
ally some meat to the story. Mary 
Stuart Masterson 's character, Lisa 
Walker, is a high-powered invest- 
ment banker determined that the 
world is full of thorns. Christian 
Slater's character, on the other hand, 
attempts to get Lisa to sec the world 
through his rose -colored (ex- 
cuse the pun). 

Although this theme initially 
sounds a.s had as the Poison song, 
the conflict pmves surprisingly 

Certainly, "Beil of Roses" will 
not do much to boost the career of 
writer and director. Michael 
Cioldenberg but, his future is not al- 
together grim thanks to Slater and 
Ma,sterson. who work with what they 
are given, which is admittedly not 

Lven more impressive is the per- 
formance of relatively unknown 
Pamela Scgall who makes an endear 
ing and memorable contribution as 
Masterson 's farcical sidekick 

Actually, this flick turns out to be 
the perfect date mcwie And, seeing 
as it is that Valentine's time of year 
once again, ask that special .some- 
one in your life to see this movie 
with you — if they like it, they're in 

In the end, "Bed of Roses " can 
be understood as being like hot 
chocolate: it's sugary, it's sweet and, 
when all is said and done, you feel 
all warm inside. 

['hristian Slater and Marv Stuart Masterson star in "Bed of Roses." 

asked to comment on the arrangement 
of the "big shots" ot the music world 
playing at Villanova, he said, "We ask 
them and they're delighted to come. 
This IS a collaboration with the artists 
wh(T play with the Philadelphia Or- 
chestra. [It's a sign of| the mutual re- 
spect we have for each other. " 

As one of the leaders of the violin 
section, he believes the Chamber 
Music Series is one of the best on the 
Main Line, and gives credit to 
Villanova for contributing to its suc- 
cess by its support. 

Wolfgang Sawallisch (pronounced 
Sa-VAL-ish), originally from Munich, 
Germany is one of the most sought- 
after conductors in the world and has 
made guest appearances with The 
Vienna Philharmonic, Lxmdon Sym- 
phony Orchestra, and Orchestre Na- 
tional de France, to name a few. 

He is also an honorary member of 
the Vienna Symphony and NHK Or- 
chestra in Japan. William de Pasquale 
notes, "He is a committed and dedi- 
cated performer, and a wonderful 

Described by critics as a solid, 
steady kind of music maker, musicians 
claim, "He's a musician of great -sub- 
stance, asking the highest, most de- 
manding standards..." 

William D. Pasquale plays violin in St. Mary's on Feb. 4. 

Expressing himself and comment- 
ing on the cultural implications of 
music, the German conductor said in 
an interview that music was "above 
political considerations." 

"I try to find music that builds 
bridges between our time and the past. 
For me there is nothing greater than 

communication between people 
through music." 

After the standing ovation they re- 
ceived last Sunday, it was apparent 
that he and de Pasquale had tran- 
scended the verbal communication 

Spacehog recently landed at Nick's in Philadelphia to support the zippy new Resident Alien. 

Spacehog takes off with new 
album: Resident Alien 


Associate Editor 

It's not my fault I can't get very 
many stations to come in clearly on 
my less-than-state-of-the art stereo in 
my less-than-slate-of-the art car 1 am 
therefore not ashamed to admit that 
I've been known to listen to (whisper) 
Y KM) Well, maybe a little ashamed 
liut. lu'lieve it or not, some good has 
actually come of this experience in 
lop 40 Hootie hell Somewhere be- 
tween that old, but not ,is okl ,is the 
really old Alanis Morrisettc song and 
that whiny Kurt Cobain triinite song I 
heard something shiny and new A 
little ditt.y called "In the Meantime" 
by Spacehog After that first Spacehog 
experience they were basically iin 
avoidable I went home for Christ 
mas, settled down in front of the warm 
Hk kerin>: ^low of my M TV and w;is 

bombarded by, not just the regular play 
of the video, but a recurring MTV 
News story about the band and their 
new video. 1 came back to school and 
it was on all three or four radio sta- 
tions in my car 1 could not avoid 
them, I was in danger of hating them 
and their really good song forever 
when 1 happened upon their CD Rcsi- 
(icnl Alu'n. 

Unlike a lot (d the free junk the 
entertainment editors get in the mail, 
this CD is wcHthy of much more than 
half a listen (which is usually all one 
can take of .some of that free stuff). 
Royston I^ingdon, Ant l^ingdon, Ri 
chard Steel and .lonny Cragg. for the 
most part strangers in their home ot 
I reds. England came together to form 
.Spacehog in New York's Fast Village 
and from their the swirling, ijiiirky. 
^r\nd\u^ Resident Alien into the world 
I'his 1 Korii; debut has been compared 

to early Bowie, well, musically yes but 
vocally 1 cant help but think of 
Royston Langdon as Axl Rose with 
Prince's range. If that isn't enough to 
grab your interest, well perhaps it 
would intresi you to know that "In the 
Meantime" isn't the only good song 
on Resident Alien Spacehog is not a 
one hit wonder operation, from the 
exploding resonance of "Never Com- 
ing Down" to the wry. melodic "Ship- 
wrecked" you'll actually be able to 
refrain from hitting the repeat button 
for that one song you know best 

Spacehog played last weekend al 
Nick's in Philly and are slated to re 
turn to the area soon. With any luck 
and all this airplay they might just be 
the next big thing.' But even in if 
they are not you can still take pride in 
having .1 highly original supercool 
gr(xwy little CD that really rocks And 
isn't that what really matters? 

February 9, 1996 


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This week CuUural Film Series 

presents "A Special Day" 


Staff Reporter 

The third fdm in the Cultural Film 
Series, "Politics and the Personal" is 
Ettore Scola's 1977 film "A Special 
Day." Set in Fascist Italy in the 
1930s, this movie takes place on a 
single day during Adolf Hitler's visit 
with Benito Mussolini. The result of 
this meeting was an alliance between 
the two countries during World War 

This film stars Sophia Loren as 
Antonietta, an overworked Fascist 
wife and mother of six, and Marcello 
Mastrioianni as Gabriele, a homo- 
sexual who has been shunned by so- 
ciety because of his beliefs and 

The setting of the film is the apart- 
ment building where Antonietta and 
Gabriele live across the courtyard 
from each other. Everyone in the 

building leaves to go to a parade for 
Hitler and Mussolini, except for 
Antonietta, Gabriele, and the old 
woman who is the caretaker of the 

building. Antonietta stays home to 
clean up after her family, and Gabriele 
contemplates suicide because he has 
been fired from his job as a radio an- 
nouncer. They meet for the first 
time when Antonietta 's bird escapes 
from her apartment and flies across the 
courtyard outside Gabriele 's window. 
Similar to the bird escaping the apart- 
ment, Antonietta is able to escape her 
apartment and the drudgery of her life, 
when she meets Gabriele, if only for 
a day. 

As completely opposite as the main 
characters may seem, they form a 
bond. They are both dissatisfied with 
their lives because of the isolation they 
each experience due to their political, 
social and cultural situations. 
Gabriele finds acceptance and human 

contact with Antonietta because she 
does not condemn him for his homo- 
sexuality. Antonietta discovers her re- 
pressed sexual desires when she 
comes in contact with Gabriele. The 
consummation of their 

feelings towards each other at the 
end of the film symbolizes the roman- 
tic and giving character of their "day - 
long relationship." 

"A Special Day" will have three 
scTeenings at the Connelly Center Cin- 
ema on Saturday, February 10, Sun- 
day February 11, and Monday Febru- 
ary 12; all at 7 p.m. Monday's screen- 
ing will be introduced by Archie 
Perlmutter who teaches film at Bea- 
ver College and is co-director of 
Philadelphia's Jewish Film Festival. 
He will introduce the film and then 
will lead a discussion "Fascism and 
the Home," following the viewing pe- 
riod. Tickets are $3 for students and 
$4 for the general public. 

Eating on the Main Line: Win Wah 


Assistant Entertainment Editor 

Typically, it seems there is not 
much about any one Chinese restau- 
rant to set it apart from the rest. 
Memories of each tend to blend into 
one mega outlet of Asian food. 

Excluded from this collective su- 
f)er-store is the Win Wah Chinese & 
Japanese Restaurant. Something 
about this unassuming restaurant 
squeezed between 105 and 107 
Fayette Street in Conshohocken re- 
moves it from the rest. The Win Wah 
offers a unique selection of both Chi- 
nese and Japanese food in a comfort- 
able atmosphere. 

When first entering, however, my 
companion and I were not so enthusi- 
astic about the ambiance of this small 
and fairly dark establishment. 

As we proceeded into the un- 
known, the gloom was brightened by 
our discovery of a colorful tank of 
large fish. (Maybe we should have 
mourned for the probable impending 

slaughter of these beautiful sea crea- 
tures, but we did not and later would 
enjoy a wonderful .seafood dinner - 
deliciously fresh.) 

We were next greeted by our 
waiter who served us with friendly 
attentiveness. He immediately pre- 
sented us with hot tea and multiple 
bowls of those fried crunchy noodles 

We had found that the 
Win Wah's great selec- 
tion of food complete 
with an authentic Sushi 
Bar created a pleasing 
restaurant experience. 

so commonly served at Chinese res- 
taurants. It may seem hard to imagine 
anything outstanding about this typi- 
cal appetizer. But trust me, this par- 
ticular sampling consisted of some 
great noodles. 

After just enough time to scarf 
down a few bowls of those crunchy 
delights, we received our main course. 

We had ordered the "Cha Cha Seaf(X)d 
Wor Bar" and "General Tso's Shrimp" 
- both priced under $10. 

Our first choice was served siz- 
zling on a hot plate. It consisted of 
lobster, scallops, shrimp and crab with 
an assortment of vegetables all mixed 
in a garlic sauce. While extremely 
tasty, it was surpassed by the General 
Tso's Shrimp. This dish offered an 
arrangement of large fried shrimp over 
a bed of perfectly steamed broccoli. 
This alone may not excite any extreme 
taste bud desire; but let your taste buds 
experience the shrimp and broccoli 
once dipp)ed in General Tso's special 
sauce, and a desperate lust will most 
certainly develop. 

By this point, not a trace of our 
initial pessimism lingered. We had 
found that the Win Wah's great selec- 
tion of food complete with an authen- 
tic Sushi Bar created a pleasing res- 
taurant experience. The small size 
provided a cozy friendliness and the 
right conditions for service. And 
for those who prefer the atmosphere 
and conditions of their own home, the 
Win Wah also does take-out. 

Have fun with CAT 
on siblings weekend 

Special to the ViUanovan 

Mark your calendars students 
because this year's Sibling Week- 
end will be held February 9-1 1th 
Get ready to enjoy a fun-filled 
weekend of activities with your sib- 

Friday night begins with regis- 
tration and the opportunity to either 
go bowling or to sec a nnwie in the 

On Saturday, students and their 
siblings have the opportunity to go 
on one of three very exciting trips 
or to participate in a variety of other 
activities throughout the day. 

One of the trips being offered 
is to Sporlland America in 
I>anghome, PA, an entertainment 
center which includes activities 
such as vclcro-wall-jumping, bat 

ting cages, games, bumper cars and 
roller skating. 

If Sportland America docs not 
appeal to you, perhaps an entertain 
ing day at the Camden Aquarium 
or the Franklin Institute of Technol- 
ogy will be of interest. 

Aside from the trips on Saturday, 
there will be an open gym held at cer 
tain times during the day in Alumni 
Hall and a movie being shown in the 
cinema Saturday night will be a but 
fet dinner followed by a fun -filled 
carnival featuring games, activities, 
and demonstrations. 

Finally, Sunday morning begins 
with a special sibling mass and con 
eludes with an exciting scavenger 
hunt for the children to enjoy 

So students, unleash your wildcat 
spirit and show your siblings a week 
end that they will never forget 

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February 9, 1996 









White Squall' explores new 
and exciting territory 


Stuff RcfH/rlcr 

"White Squall" is unknown terri- 
tory for those involved and those 

Directed hv Ridley Scott with a 
screenplay by lodd Rotunson, the film 
moves us through real male bonding 
by way of challenge on the high seas 

Sent by their parents as a sort ot 
"shove off riiual, 1 3 preppy, wealthy 
and somehow disciplined boys move 
onto an impressive sailing vessel, the 
"Albatross," to experience what the 

For a vear, they sail the Caribbean 
through the Panama Canal and into the 
F^icific learning the definition of true 
discipline and heroic behavior 

Under the ordersof skipper Chris- 
topher Sheldon ( Jeff Bridges) the 
boys learn a quick, "no nonsense"" 
route to survival F'or them, it is the 
only way. 

Everv moment of this movie is re- 
alistic. The friendships of the 13 boys 
are not the typical visionary and 
whimsical relationships so often por- 

trayed in mov les such as "Dead Poets 
Society ' Ihey are real boys living in 
l')f)() with real strength, real discipline 
and real respect for both e.ich other 
and for their teachers. 

For some reason, this aspect of the 
movie is moving The boys are not an 
assemblage ol wimpy prep schoolers, 
nor are they a club of rebelling and 
juvenile rich kids Their relationships 
on this isolated vesselare to be taken 
m context; they help each other in 
ways many do not experience because 
of their mandatory erudition and 
many times, survival. 

hvery moment of this movie is 
breathless, the eery, yet serene open- 
ing credits, the mirth of the school of 
dolphins in the shimmering Carib- 
bean, the landscapes of Grenada and 
Panama, the trek on the deserted is- 
land, the Albatross and its majestic yet 
rugged body, the never ending views 
of the ship flying, gliding and bounc- 
ing off of the rollers and billows of 
the ocean, and the final vicious attack 
of the oceanic phenomenon of the 
white squall. 

Ihe acting is impressive, espe- 

ciallv trom unfamiliar faces. Ihe ex- 
pertise ot sailing portrayed by the 
young actors is paramount Jelf 
Bridges excellently portrays the de- 
manding, yet logical and wise teacher 
that we'd all love to hate but have un- 
questionable respect for. 

His wife, Alice Sheldon (Caroline 
Cioodall) who functions as the ships 
dcKtor and a teacher of English cap- 
tured a perfect role for every woman. 
She is wise but mild mannered, ca- 
pable, but not cocky, and diligent in 
her work. 

Chuck Gieg also (Scott Wolf 
from TV show Party of Five ) iias a 
role that was difficult to analyze. He 
is the "glue" for everyone as is seen 
in his sporadic narration with lessons 
and literature. It is hard however, to 
accept him in this new role. He also 
has an uncanny resemblance to Tom 
Cruise in his acting and his looks. 

'" White Squall" includes: humor, 
direction, special effects, the lore of 
real sailing and a good storyline. It is 
sure to leave one terrified and starry 



■ By Tardy, Happy, Huggy, Cutie, Nutty and Tweetie 

" Horoscope (lurus 

u Aquarius: Valentine's day is upon us once again, and the season has left you without someone, rebel against 

■ this day Dress in all black and give all those happy, smiling couples sneering glares. Spend your day listening 

■ to music that is abc^ut hatred instead of love. As a final act of rebellion hide behind bushes and throw water 
J balloons at all those loving couples on their way out to fancy dinners then laugh loudly and declare "1 have won, 

■ I beat you cupid." 

■ Pisces: This Valentine's day has left you lucky, you feel you have nothing to complain about. Well don't be 

■ too sure the day has just begun That significant other that you so cherish is ill with a violent stomach virus, and 
I it is not ,1 repeat ,not pretty. Refuse to spend the day by the toilet with your beloved, hey love only goes so far. 

■ Instead venture out on vour own, do unusual things, do anything but follow the norm. 

■ Aries: We all know that Valentine's day was created by greeting card company's and candy makers so refuse 
Z to let the fact that vour dav is less than perfect get to you. When you receive those happy Valentines from 

■ friends, parents and siblings burn them, it is all a conspiracy anyway. Then go find those rooms with the happy 

■ V-dav decorations and tear them down-make a bonfire, trust me it will make your day a memorable one. 

■ Taurus: Hey Taurus love mongers! Its the big day, you know the one! Yeah, Valentine's Day! Today it is not 

■ only okay to sc(^pe your scope, but to rope your scope! That's right, wrangle 'em in a big ol' lasso, pull 'em 

■ through the dirt and tie their hands and feet together They're not going anywhere so feel free to publicly lavish 

■ big wet smoiKhes all over their dusty little bodies If you love someone, set them free-but what's love got to do 
I with It when vouve got the apple of your eye in the palm of your hand? Avoid cliche 's this week. 

■ (;emini: Valentine's Day is the perfect time to apologize to your loved ones for forgetting to send Groundhog 

■ Day gifts Make it up to those who vou overlooked on that most special of days by bringing by a big chocolate 
I groundhog and some dirt Cover yourself with fur and pop up (^ut of dark places. Dance with the devil in the 

■ pale nuKinlight 

■ Cancer: Despite the many phone calls and personal invitations you will receive for Valentine's Day evening, 

■ you will spend the night with a bottle of wine, some candles and an Internet full of nudie pictures. Ignore the 

■ messages oh your conversation hearts, no one "luv's ya" or thinks your are "hot stuff" We lied about the phone 

■ calls and personal invitations, sometimes were like that 


I I^o-For most Valentines Day is a time of love For you, however, it may be a time for defense. Valentine 

■ red may take on a whole new meaning for you this year if you're not on full alert Even now forces beyond your 

■ control unite to plan your forthcoming mishaps You have been warned. 

I Virgo:I)o not be disheartened by your pathetic solitude this V-day Although it is obvious that no human 

■ wants to be anywhere near you. this time provides the perfect opportunity to buy a pet - preferably something 

■ caged A fish would be a good choice No matter how hard it might try, it can't swim away. Just to be safe. 

■ however, ( you never can be sure what a desperately .suffering fish is capable of) a wise investment for this week 
a would be some sort of netting capable of covering a fish bowl. 

■ Libra: You have had it There is no need for you to suffer through ancUher smothering of warm fuzziness. It's 

■ time for revolution, and you are the leader this movement needs Seek out supporters lap into their energy 
I 1 mallv create an inlimidating title such as Cupid's Arrows for your revolutionaries and let the battles begin 

■ Once youve overthrown Hallmark and torn down every heart contributing to this brainwashing holiday propa- 

■ ganda. the war is more than half won 

; Scorpio: Valentine "s Day is on its way so start scoping out that perfect date now before it's too late 
. ( -oming on strong is the most effective tactic A.sking random people what their signs are, is a surefire way to 

■ meet new people When you find that perfect date, casually pull Ihe old movie theater arm around the back ol 

■ the chair move. It works better than you would expect 

February Campus Paperback Bestsellers' 

1. The Calvin And Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book, by Bill Watterson. 
(Andrews & McMeel, $14.95.) Cartoons. 

2 Snow Falling On Ceders, by David Guterson. (Vintage, $12.00.) A trial 
leads to memories of Japanese- American internment. 

3. Chicken Soup For The Soul, by Jack Canfield and Mark victor Hansen. 
(Health Communications, $12.00.) Stories for heart and spirit. 

4. Waiting To Exhale, by Terry McMillan. (Pocket, $6.99) Four black 
women waiting for love that is so hard to find. 

5. The Christmas Box, by Richard Paul Evans. (Evans Publ. ./Publishers 
Distr. Ctr.., $4.95.) Young family moves in with elderly widow. 

6. The Stone Diaries, by Carol Shields. (Penguin, $10.95.) A woman's life 
from childhood through old age. 

7. Don 't Stand Too Close To A Naked Man, by Iim Allen, (Hyperion, 
$5.99.) Meditations on life. 

8. Couplehood, by Paul Reiser. (Dell, $5.99 ) Thoughts on married life. 

9. Mirror Image, by Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik. (Berkley $6.99 ) 
Chaotic developments in Russia and the USA. 

10. Dark Rivers Of The Heart,by Dean Koontz (Ballantine, $7.99.) Two 
ordinary people battle a secret and powerful Government agency. 

'Compiled by The Chronicle of Higher Education from information sup- 
plied by college stores throughout the country. January 15, 1996. 

New & Recommended* 

How The Irish Saved Civilization, by Thomas Cahill: (Anchor. $12 95 ) 
The untold story of Ireland's heroic role from the fall of Rome to the rise of 
medieval Europe 

The Complete Stories, by Zora Neale Hurston (HarperPcrenmal, $13 (H) ) 
A significant anthology, spanning the years from 1921 to I960, of an author 
who had a profound impact on the literature of this nation. 

The Cunning Man, by Robert.son Davies (Penguin, $12.95.) This wise, 
humane and delightful saga-full of emblematic characters-reveals profound 
truths about being human. 

*Aperst>nal selection of Carl McColeman, Georgia State University Stores. 

Atlantic, GA. 

.Sagittarius: Keep in mind that Valenlines's Day is a breeding ground for silly boy/girl relationship games, so 
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( apricorn:Four days left for your hint dropping .ib<nit roses and candy to take effect As Valentine's ap- 
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February 9, 1996 



IceCats faltef in weekened showdowns, streak ends 


The IctCals (4-14-2, 1-4-2) re- 
turned Moiuiav from a busy weekend 
m C Diineclicut which saw them battle 
to a tie with Fairfield University on 
Saturday and suffer a heart-breaking 
overtime loss to (Juinnipiac College 
on Sunday. 

In the opening minutes of 
Saturday's first period, the Cats came 
out slowly and lairfield (M-9-3, 7-1- 
1 ) jumped all over them with a num- 
ber of good scoring opportunities. 
Viilanova got into the How after a few 
minutes and fortunately for the Cats, 

the game was still scoreless. But when 
the horn sounded for the first intermis- 
sion, the IceCats found themselves 
down 1-0 on a goal that came with 
under four minutes left 

Viilanova began the second period 
with a power play opportunity and 
started to show signs of the strong play 
that it exhibited against lona the pre- 
vious week. The Cats greatly im- 
proved their checking from the first 
period and immediately halted the 
pressure that had been put on their 

"1 stressed two things in between 
periods," said Coach Todd Sharinn. 
"We needed to pick up the speed and 

check better " 

A turning point in the second pe- 
riod ocurred when a Fairfield player 
swung his stick at the head of Mike 
Kelly and received a five-minute ma- 
jor penalty along with a game miscon- 
duct. The Cats saw their opportunity 
and capitalized six seconds later when 
they scored off of a face -off to the left 
of the Fairfield net. The goal defi- 
nitely fired up Viilanova as the Cats 
finished the period with several good 
scoring opportunities, and, as they 
headed to the locker room, the 
scoreboard read 1 - 1 . 

"Our guys saw that we were only 
down 1-0 after the first period and we 

still had a chance to win this game," 
said goaltender Kelly 'That was 
enough to get us going " 

The Stags captured the lead at the 
1345 mark when they scored on a re- 
bound that followed a tremendous 
save by Kelly. Coach Sharinn, seeing 
that this goal was extremely unsettling 
for his team, immediately called a 
time-out. This time-out proved to be 
an important move on the coach's part, 
because with under three minutes re 
maining in the game, sophomore 
Bryan Gubbins was able to follow his 
own shot and slide it under the out- 
stretched Fairfield goalie. The Cats 
continued to pressure the Fairfield net 

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(or the final minutes of regulation, but 
couldn't drive home the game winner 

rhe short five-minute overtime 
period contained much of the same 
strong play from 'Nova, but when the 
final horn sounded, the Cats were left 
with a bittersweet tie. Coach Sharinn 
was not displeased with tying the best 
team in the league, but he felt that his 
team had played well enough to win. 

"We definitely had our opportuni- 
ties to win the game," said junior Kyle 
-Cappallo. "We just couldn't put it 

On Sunday night, the IceCats laced 
up their skates to face Quinnipiac {^)- 
7-3, 4-1-2), a team that was respon 
sible for Fairfield's only loss in ECAC 
South play. Viilanova had another 
rough start and unlike the Fairfield 
game, it cost them as they found them- 
selves down 2-0 before the 3:(K) mark 

The Cats were taken by surprise in 
the early minutes of the game, but 
managed to claw their way back with 
a power play goal at the 8:51 mark. 
One minute into the power play, 
sophomore defenseman Tracy Moors 
rifled a low slap-shot at the net and 
junior Jon Jett redirected it past the 
helpless Quinnipiac goalie. 

The period ended with the score 2- 
1 in favor of Quinnipiac, but Viilanova 
finished well despite receiving five 
penalties in the final 10 minutes. 

From the opening minute to the 
halfway point of the second period, the 
Cats looked unstoppable scoring two 
goals to take the lead 3-2. The first 
goal came when senior Jamie Shoup 
found Jon Jett in front of the net with 
a perfect pass. Jett controlled the 
puck, spun quickly and fired it into the 
Quinnipiac net. Shoup also assisted 
the second goal of the period when he 
set up Tracy Moors for a slap-shot 
from the point. Viilanova continued 
to dominate play until the final 10 
minutes of the^jeriod, which saw four 
penalties whistled against the IceCats 

The Cats retained the lead for the 
first 15:10 of the third period, but they 
were not able to regain focus 
Quinnipiac scored a goal 30 seconds 
later on a rebound that followed a shot 
from the point. 

"We played fairly well in the third 
period, but we made a couple of mis- 
takes and they capitalized," said Mike 

The overtime period was short- 
lived for the IceCats as an unlucky 
bounce led to a Quinnipiac breakaway 
that won the game, 4-3. at the 0:08 

The Quinnipiac game not only was 
devastating to the Cats mentally, but 
it cost them physically as well. Co- 
captain Jamie Shoup suffered torn 
ligaments in his knee and sophomore 
Steve Mocglein sustained a major con- 
tusion to his thigh. Shoup is question- 
able for the remainder of the IceCat 
sea.son, while Moeglein will probably 
miss a couple of games. 

This weekend, Viilanova faces an 
other EC^AC South battle as they host 
Sacred Heart The game will be 
played Saturday at 7:30 p m. at the 
Skatium in Mavcrtown The ( ats hopr 
to even the season scries with a Sa 
cred Heart team thai beat thcin in 

Watch the 
IceCats take on 
Sacred Heart . 

Saturday 7:30 


at the 
Skatium in 

February 9, 1996 


Page 23 


Women's Big East Week in Review 


Staff Reporter 

i. NOTRE DAME (14-4, 9-1) 

The Fightin' Irish have clung to the 
top spot in the Big East 6 with stilling 
defense and solid shcwting. Qn Jan. 
24, Notre Dame .smoked St. John's 66- 
53 at South Bend. Notre Dame con- 
tinued to simmer as they scorched Mi- 
ami on Jan. 27 

2. CONNECIICUT (18-3, 8-1) 

The Huskies continue to thrash Big 
Fast opponents this season as they 
plowed through Rutgers 96-68 at 
Storrs on Jan. 24. Against Pittsburgh 
on Jan. 27, UConn maintained it's tor- 
rid shooting by burying the Panthers 
91-.S2 at home Sophomore guard 
Nykesha Sales ripped nylon for a 
game and career high of 26 points to 
lead the way for the Huskies. 

4. SETON HALL (11-7, 6-4) 

Following a strong start, the Pirates 
have hit the skids as they dropped two 

in a row this week. At the Manley 
Field House on Jan 24, the Hall fell 
to the streaking Qrange 84-73. At 
fiome against Viilanova on Jan. 27, the 
Pirates ran into more hard luck in los- 
ing a squeaker .54-51. 

5. SYRACUSE (9-8, 5-4) 
Making a push for the top of the 

Big East 7, Syracuse rolled over divi- 
sion leader Seton Hall K4-73 in their 
only game of the week on Jan. 24 
With a 4-0 record at Manley Field 
House, the Orange remain the lone 
undefeated Big team at home this 

6. GEORGETOWN (9-8, 4-5) 

With a two game losing streak 
sending the Hoyas down the confer- 
ence ranks, the Hoyas got a much 
needed win at West Virginia on Jan. 
27. The 87-74 victory was the Hoyas" 
first Big East road win of the season 

7. MIAMI (9-9, 4-6) 

A landmark was the buzz in Mi- 

ami as Head Coach Feme I^batti took 
over the 'Canes all-time win mark ol 
1 50 with a 77-58 triumph against West 
Virginia on Jan. 25. A different story 
unfolded on Jan 27 as the 'Canes were 
rocked at home by division leading 
Notre Dame 67-50. 

8. BOSTON COLL. (7-11,4-6) 

The F^agles continue their down 
ward spiral as they dropped their 
fourth game in a row at Providence. 
63-56. BC continues to have trouble 
away from home as they suffered their 
sixth road loss of the season. 

9. PROVIDENCE (6-11, 4-6) 

In their only game of the week, the 
Friars upended Boston College 63-56 
Providence Head Coach Bob Foley 
nailed down his 2(K)th career victory 
in just his eleventh year at the helm. 

10. WEST VIRGINIA (8-10, 3-7) 

The Mountaineers showed no im- 
provement for all their hard work as 
they dropped two this week Against 

Miami, sophomore guard Talisha 
Hargis was the lone bright spot as she 
put home 14 points On Jan 28, 
WVU continued to fall as they were 
ripped by (leorgetown 87 74 at home 

11. RUKiERS (7-10,3-6) 

Although the Scarlet Knights 
played only one game during the 
week, they got plenty of action as thcv 
were demolished by UConn 96-68 on 
Jan. 24 at Storrs. Rutgers has yet to 
win a Big l-^ast game on the road 

12. ST. JOHN'S (5-13, 3-7) 

Woe are the Johnnies as they fell 
victim to the hungry Irish ot Notre 
Dame at South Bend. 66-53. 

13. PllTSBURGH (3-16,2-8) 

As if the season wasn't tough 
enough already on the Panthers, Pitt 
had to plav Big East powerhouses 
Viilanova and UConn in back to back 
games. Against Nova on Jan, 24, the 
Panthers were declawed 71-55. 


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The women's swimming team 
failed to keep its winning streak 
alive as it dropped a disappointing 
150-^>3 decision against Yale. 

In the first event, the 400 Med 
ley Relay, Nova A (Tammy Kousei, 
fulcen Rotheiibach, I.aurie 
Haibach and I a/ Lauwaert) swam 
to a second place finish in a time 
of 3:59.64. Kjistin Stretanski fin 
ished third in the 200 Free, clock 
ing in at 1:54.62. 'Nova secured .i 
1 -2 finish in the 50 Free through 
the efforts of Freshmen Lauwaert 
and Beth Mayo Nicholc Robillard 
took second place in the 200 Indi 
vidual Medley, clocking in al 
2:0y.28. Anne-Marie Adams out- 
paced the rest of the competition 
in the 2(M) Fly in a time ot 2()7/M, 
while teammate Rothenbach fin- 
ished a close second. 

"We did not have one ol our bel- 
ter meets," said Head Coach Ed 
Bart.sch. "Yale had come off a great 
victory the night before and cap- 
tured the Ivy Ix'ague Champion- 
ship, and, unfortunately, they got 
on a roll and we just couldn't catch 

In the KM) Free, lauwaert was 
the first to cross the finish line in a 
time of 53.24, while Robillard fin- 
ished in third place. Jackie Gruters 
took third place in the 2(M) Back 
In the diving competition, F^^liza- 
beth Fogarty took third place in the 
3M Diving by earning 147 80 
points. Haibach swam to a third 
place finish in the 200 Breast, 
clocking in at 2:25.38 The final 
event of the meet was the 4(H) Free 
Relay, in which Nova B (Robillard.. 
Stretanski, Amanda Cosmanand 
Gruters) was the first to cross the 
finish line, clocking in at 3:37.67 
The Wildcats will face another top 
Ivy League competitor as they 
travel to Princeton today, looking 
to improve their 6-6 record 

"We are looking to turn things 
arcnind this weekend when we 
swim at Princeton," said Head 
Coach Bartsch "It will be a close 
meet, cverv event will be critical "" 








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Page 23 

IceCats falter in weekened showdowns, streak ends 


Staff Reporter 

The IceCats (4-14-2, 1-4-2) re 
turned Monday from a busy weekend 
in Connecticut which saw them battle 
to a tie with Fairfield University on 
Saturday and suffer a heart-breaking 
overtime loss to Ouinnipiac College 
on Sunday. 

In the opening minutes of 
Saturday's first period, the Cats came 
out slowly and Fairfield (9-9-3, 7-1- 
1) jumped all over them with a num- 
ber of good scoring opportunities. 
Villanova got into the tlow after a few 
minutes and fortunately for the Cats, 

the game was still scoreless. Bui \\ Ik n 
the horn sounded for the first iiiii, inns 
sidii, the keCats fouiul llnnisiKrs 
iliivsii 1 I) on a goal that caiiu \'vii(i 
under Icuir miiuites kit 

Villanova began the seeoinl [ki uhI 
with a power play oppoitumtv .uul 
started to show signs ol the strong pl.iv 
that it exhibited against lona the pre 
vious week. The Cats greatly im- 
proved their checking from the first 
peri(Kl and ininiediately halted the 
pressure that had iKeii put on their 

"I stressed two things in between 
periods," said Coach Imlcl Shariiiii 
"We needed to pn k up itie speed ,iiui 

I In k k In lit I 

A luriuiig [)(iuil HI the secdiul pe 
noil oeurred when a Fairfield plaver 
s^wuiu his stick at the head oi Mike 
Kelh .iiui received a five-minute ma 
|ui penalty along with a game iniseon 
duel I he Cats sau then o[ipi'iIuinl\ 
and ca[iitali/etl six seemuis latei \\\w\\ 
thev scored ottOt a taee nit to the letl 
ol the FairfieKI net I he goal tleli 
nitelv fired up Villanova as the Cats 
tnustied the (lenod with several good 
scoring opportunities, and, as they 
headed to the loeker loorii. the 
seori'hoard re.iil 1-1 

Oui guvs saw that \^e 'vvere oriK 
ilowu 1 -0 alter the first peiioii ami we 

still had a chance to win this game," 
said goaltender Kelly. That was 
enough to get us going." 

The Stags captured the lead at the 
I "^43 mark when they scored on a re- 
hound that tollowed a tremendous 
save by Kelly. Coach Sharinn, seeing 
that this goal wasextremelv unsettling 
loi his team, inirnediatelv called a 
time (uit fills tune out |iio\eil to be 
.111 iin[H)rtant move on the coach s part, 
because with under three minutes re- 
maining in the game, sophomore 
Hrvari ( iubhins was able to folhnv his 
own shot and slide it under the out- 
stretched Fairfield goalie. The Cats 
coiilinueil to pressuie the [-'airfield net 

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for the final minutes of regulation, but 
couldn't drive home the game wiiuier. 
The short five-minute overtime 
period contained nuich of the s.nne 
strong play from Nova, but wheir the 
linal hornsoundeil. the Cats were left 
with a bittersweet tie. C^)ach Sharinn 
was not displeased with tying the best 
team in the league, but he felt that his 
team had played well enough to win. 
"We definitely had our opportuni- 
ties to win the g.ime," said junior Kyle 
• Cappallo. "We just couldn i put it 

On Sunda> luglil, the keCats laced 
up their skates to face Ouinnipiac (9- 
7-3, 4-1-2), a team that was respon- 
sible for Fairfield's only loss in ECAC 
South play Villanova had another 
rough start and unlike the Fairfield 
game, it cost them as they found them- 
selves down 2-0 beh)re the 3:(l() mark. 
The Cats were taken by surprise in 
the early minutes of the game, but 
managed to claw therr way back with 
a power play goal at the 8:51 mark. 
One minute into the power play, 
sophomore defenseman Tracy Moors 
rifled a low slap-shot at the net and 
junior Jon Jett redirected it past the 
helpless Ouinnipiac goalie. 

The period ended with the score 2- 
1 in favor of Ouinnipiac, but Villanova 
finished well despite receiving five 
penalties in the final Id minutes. 

From the opening minute to the 
halfwav point ol the second period, the 
Cats looked urrsloppable scorrng two 
goals to take the lead 3-2. The first 
goal came when senior Jamie Shoup 
found Jon Jett in front of the net with 
a perfect pass. Jett controlled the 
puck, spun quickly and fired it into the 
Ouinnipiac net Shoup also assisted 
the second goal ot the period when he 
set up Tracy Moors for a slap-shot 
from the point Villanova continued 
to dominate pla\ until the 10 
Ml mules ot the pel loil. \v Inch saw four 
penalties whistled against the IceCats. 
The Cits letained the lead for the 
lust 1^ Idol ilu third period, but they 
were not able to regain focus. 
Ouinnipiac scored a goal 30 seconds 
later on a rebound followed a shot 
liom iIk' point. 

"We pla\ed fairlv well in the thud 
period, but we made a couple of mis- 
takes and they capitalized," said Mike 

I'he o\ertime peiioil was short- 
lived tor the IceCats as an unlucky 
bounce led to a Ouinnipiac breakaway 
that won the game, 4-3, at the 0:08 

I'he (Juinnipiac game not only was 
devastating to the Cats mentally, but 
It cost them physically as well. Co- 
captain Jamie Shoup suffered torn 
ligaments in his knee .md sophomore 
Steve Moeglem sustaineti .i major con- 
tiisron to his thigh Shoup is question- 
able for the remainder of the IceCat 
season, while Moeglein will probably 
miss a couple ot games. 

This weekenil. Villanrwa faces an- 
other FCAC South battle as they host 
Sacred Heart Ihe game will be 
played Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the 
Skatium in llavertown. The Cats hope 
to even the season series with a Sa- 
cred Heart team that beat them in 

Watch the 
Ice( ats take on 
Saerecl Heart . 

Saturday 7:30 



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Women's Big East Week in Review 


Staff Reporter 

I.N()IKKI)AMK(I4 4, y h 

The Fightin" Irish have clung to llu 
top spot in the Big l.ast U with stifling 
defense and solid shooting. On Jan. 
24, Notre Dame smoked St. John's 66- 
53 at South Bend. Notre Dame con 
tinned to sinnner as they scorched Nb 
anil on Jan. 27. 

2. CONNECTICUT ( l«-3, 8-1) 

I he Huskies coriliniK to thrash Big 
East op[ionents this season as they 
plowed through Rutgers 96-68 at 
Storrs on Jan. 24. Against Pittsburgh 
on Jan. 27, UConn maintained it's tor- 
rid shooting by burying the Panthers 
91-52 at home. Sophomore guard 
Nykesha Sales ripped nylon for a 
game and career high of 26 points to 
lead the wav for the Huskies 

4. SETON HALE (1 1-7. 6-4) 

Following a strong St. irl. the Pirates 
have hit the skids as they dropped two 

in a row tins week. At the Manley 
Field House on Jan. 24, the Hill fell 
to the Streaking Orange 84-73. At 
home against Villanova on Jan. 27, the 
Pirates ran into more hard luck in los- 
ing a sc|ueaker 34-5 L 

5. SVRAC ISElM-H, 5-4) 

Making a push for the to[) ol the 
Big Fast 7, Syracuse rolled over div i 
sion leader Seton Hall 84-73 in their 
only game of the week on Jan. 24. 
With a 4-0 record at M.mley Field 
House, the Orange remain the lone 
undefeated Big East team at home this 

6 CEORCFTOWN (9-8. 4-5) 

With .1 two game losing slieak 
sending the Hoyas down the confer- 
ence ranks, the Hoyas got a much 
needed win at West Virginia on Jan. 
27. The 87-74 victory was the Hoyas" 
first Big East road win of the season. 

7. MIA\n (9-9. 4 6) 

A landmark was the buzz in Mi- 

ami as Head Coach Feme Labatti took 
over the 'Canes all-time win mark of 
fM) with a 77-58 triumph ag.iirist West 
Virginia on Jan. 25. A different story 
unfolded on Jan 27 as the 'Canes were 
rocked at home by division leading 
Notre Dame 67-50. 

S. BOSION COEE. (7-11.4-6) 

Ihe Iiagles continue their down- 
ward spiral as they dropped their 
fourth game in a row at Providence, 
63-56. B( continues to have trouble 
away from home as they .suffered their 
sixth mail loss of the season, 

9 PK()\H)ENCE(6-ll,4-6i 

In then oiiK game of the week, the 
Iriars upended Boston College 63-56. 
Providence Head Coach Bob Foley 
nailed down his 200th career victory 
in just his eleventh year at the helm. 

H). VVESTVIRCINIA (8-10,3-7) 

The Mountaineers showed no im- 
provement for all their hard work as 
they dropped two this week. Against 

Miami, sophomore guard Talisha 
I largis was the lone bright spot as she 
put home 14 points. On. Jan. 28, 
WVU continued to fall as they were 
r i|ipe(l by Georgetown 87-74 at home 

11. RHK.I KS (7 19. 3 6) 

Although the Scarlet Knights 
played only one game during the 
week, they got plenty of action as they 
were demolished by UConn 96-68 on 
Jan. 24 at Storrs. Rutgers has yet to 
win a Big Fast game on the road. 

12. SI. .JOHN'S (5-13,3-7) 

V\oe are the Johnnies as they fell 
\Kiiiii to the hungry Irish of Notre 
Uame at South Bend, 66-53. 

13 PinSIU R(,II (3 16. 2 S) 

As rl the season wasn't tough 
enough already on the Panthers, Pitt 
had to play Big East powerhouses 
Villanova and UConn in back to back 
games. Against ' Nova on Jan. 24. the 
Panthers were declawed 71-55. 

W. swim 
lose to Yale 


Staff Reporter 

I lie women's swimming team 
failed to keep its winning streak 
alive as it dropped a disappointing 
150-93 decision against Yale. 

In llu first event, the 400 Med 
lev Relay. Nova A(Tammy Kouser, 
I ileen Rothenbach, Laurie 
Haibach and Liz Lauwaert) swam 
to a second place finish in a time 
of 3:59.64. Kristin Slretanski fin- 
ished third in the 200 Free, clock- 
ing in at 1:54.62. "Nova secured a 
1-2 finish in the 50 Free through 
the efforts of Freshmen Lauwaert 
and Beth Mayo. Nichole Robillard 
took second place in the 200 Indi- 
vidual Medley, clocking in at 
2:09.28. Anne-Marie Adams out- 
paced the rest of the competition 
in the 200 Fly in a time of 2:07.94. 
while teammate Rothenbach fin- 
ished a close second. 

"We did not have one of our bef- 
it i meets," said Head Coach Ed 
Bartsch. "Yale had come off a great 
victory the night before and cap- 
tured the Ivy League Champion- 
ship, and, unfortunately, they got 
on a roll and we just couldn't catch 

In the 100 Free, Lauwaert was 
the first to cross the finish line in a 
tin;eof 53 24. while Rohill.ird fin- 
ished in third place J.ickie Gruters 
took thrrd [liaee in the 200 Back 
In the drving competition, Lli/a 
Ik ill logarty took third place in the 
3M Diving bv earning 147.80 
points. Haibach swam to a third 
place finish in the 200 Breast, 
clocking in at 2:25.38. The final 
event o/ the UKCt was the 400 Free 
Relay, in which Nova B (Robillard.. 
Stretanski. Amanda Cosmanand 
Gruters) was the first to cross the 
finish line, clocking in at 3:37.67. 
The Wildcats will face another top 
Ivy League competitor as thev 
travel to Princeton today, looking 
to im[iiov e their 6-6 record. 

We .ire looking to turn things 
around this weekend when we 
swim .11 Piiiiceton." said Head 
Co. kIi B.iilsi^h "It will be a close 
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Big East Week in Review 

Men's Summary 


Staff Reporter 

Foi those critics who argue that the 
Big East is not the best conference in 
college haskelhall, consider this fact 
The Big hast is S8-27(.7(0) versus 
non-league competition. Kerry Kittles 
was named Player of the Week with a 
2S..S ppg average and 7.5 rebounds 
per game in a pair of 'Nova wins, (jod 
Shammgod of Providence was se- 
lected as the Big bast Rookie of the 


GEORGETOWN (19-4,9-3) 

The Hoy as downed Notre Dame 
70-33 behind Allen Iverson's 27 points 
and freshman guard Daymond 
Jackson's 1 1 Georgetown then lost to 
Villanova at the Spectrum, 79-66. 
Iverson again led the team with 22, 
but only five came after halftime They 
travel to Syracuse on Feb. 10. 

SYRACUSE (16-6,6-5) 

Syracuse had an easy time with 
Alabama, HI -68 behind Todd Burgan 
and Otis Hill, both of whom scored 
17 points The Orangemen will host 
Georgetown on Feb. 10 and then 
travel to Rutgers Feb. 12. Senior for- 
ward John Wallace leads the team with 
a 23.3 scoring average in conference 

SETON HALL (10-9, 6-5) 

The Pirates did not help their tour- 
nament chances with an 83-60 defeat 
at the hands of Stanford. Seton Hall 

shot just 37 percent from the field and 
their defense was nowhere to be found 
as Stanford shot 54 percent. The Hall 
will host West Virginia on Sunday. 

PROVIDENCE (12-7, 5-6) 

rhe Friars defeated Rutgers 79-68 
behind Austin ("roshere's 24 points. 
Iliey have now won three straight con- 
ference games, the first time in Pete 
Gillen's coaching term. Providence 
will host Pittsburgh on Feb. lOth 

MIAMK 10-8, 4-6) 

Miami was trounced at the Carrier 
Dome 72-51 and have now lost five 
straight conference road games. 
Steven Edwards is three "three's"' 
short of tying Terry Dehere's Big East 
record of 166. 

The Canes will host Boston Col- 
lege Saturday. 

PITTSBURGH (9-9, 4-6) 

The Panthers were crushed at 
duPont Pavillion on Saturday, 88-55 
and have lost six of their last seven 
games. Pitt was led by Chad Varga's 
1 7 points and 1 rebounds. They travel 
to Providence on Feb. 10. 

RUTGERS (5-13, 2-8) 

When does baseball season start? 
The Scarlet Knights fell to Providence 
79-68 despite center Eric Clark's 16 
points and 14 rebounds. Rutgers hosts 
Villanova on Saturday 


CONNECTICUT (21-1, 11-0) 

UConn beat St. John's 77-63 be- 

hind Ray Allen's 29 points on 6-for-9 
Ironi three-pi>int land The Huskies, 
lanked No. 4 in the AP Poll, over the 
last three years, have the best record 
in Division I They face West Virginia 
on Feb. 14 and will try to build on their 
20 game winning streak. 

BOSTON COLLEGE (13-5, 6-4) 

The Eagles downed West Virginia 
84-63 as Danya Abrams was t(H) much 
for the Mountaineers, collecting 11 
points and 12 boards. 

Forward Bevan Thomas chipped in 
with 16. BC travels to Miami on Sat- 

WEST VIRGINIA (8-11, 3-8) 

Despite sophomore Gordon 
Malone's 14 points, WVU fell to Bos- 
ton College 84-63. 

Besides shooting just 33 percent 
from the field, the Mountaineers suf- 
fered their largest margin of defeat at 
home since the 1954-55 season. They 
will host Seton Hall on Feb. 11. 

STJOHN'S (8-10,28) 

The Red Storm fell to UConn at 
the Garden 77-63 despite Zendon 
Hamilton's 18 points and 14 boards. 

St. John's shot just 35 percent from 
the field and could not contain Ray 
Allen, who scored a game-high 29. 
The Red Storm will travel to South 
Bend on Feb. 11, 

NOTRE DAME (7-11, 2-9) 

The Irish lost at Georgetown 70- 
53 and fell to 1-5 on the road in con- 
ference play. Forward Pat Garrity led 
Notre Dame with 13 points. The Irish 
host St. John's Sunday. The game will 
be aired by NBC. 

The Villancwan's 

Athletes of the Week 


John Celestand 


The freshman guard tossed in 19 points and 
grabbed five rebounds in the Wildcats' victory 
over No. 8 Georgetown. 

February 9, 1996 


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Sue Glenning 


The senior point gurad helped the Lady Cats 
capture the Big Five crown by scoring 19 points 
on 7-of'll shooting against Penn. 


Intramural Update 


The Victims 




Fabulous Five 


The Burp 


Raw Profile 


Alpha Delta 



rhe Best Bologna 


Nipsy Raz/ell 


Sass Out 


Old School 


Psychedelic FIcm 


Shoot to Thrill 



Wulang Clang 


Cjolden State 


Hard Corr 




Rice 4 Dinner 


The Mailman 



Unholy Alliance 


Dutch Ovens 




l-.nglish Mulfms 


Polish Mafia 












Sigma Phi F.psilon B 


19(1 Proof 


BC Calc 


The Basketball Team 


The Lyceum Address 

1 1 

7' IO"ers 

1 1 



Phi Slamma Layup 


Hickory Huskers 





Lights Out 


Moon Crickets 


Arabian Knights 


Bean Town Boys 


The Jauntanators 


6 Feet and Under 






Vertically Challenged 


Hey Man Vargas 





The Penatrators 


Spud II 


O'Dwyer Boys 


Same Team 


Sigma Nu 




Herbie Versmells 


Nature's Thermometers 


The Hill 


The Good, the Bad 







Dipped in Concrete 


Black Bailers 


Death Squad 


Vanilla Gorillas 




Jedi Warriors 


The Gila Monsters 






West Conshy Plumbing 

, 0-2 



The Descendents 


The Worst 







1 i 

Sigma Phi Hpsilon 2 


The Fighting Amish 







Carver High 
Beta Theta Pi 
The Brick Layers 
The Bomb Squad 
R-Man and the Jam 
ASA Legionnaires 
Witness Relocation 
The Storm Troopers 
The Loft 



I^izy Bums 

The Bull Moose 

Friends of P 

Cathy with a "K" 



Fighting Sheep 



Pi Kapps 

I^imbda Chi Alpha 
Alpha Pau Omega 
Sigma Alpha lipsilon 
Phi Sig 

Sigma Phi Epsilon 
Zeta Psi 








Army ROTC 


W Novice Crew 













Villanovan Top 10 

1. Fabulous Five (2-0) 

The footballers cruised past Alpha Delta, 82-30, and embarassed Raw 
Profile, 119-33. 

2. Wu-Tang Clang (2-0) 

Clang handed Mailman a loss, 65-29, and beat Hard Corr, 65-56. 

3. Nipsy Razzell (1-0) 

Razzell easily controlled Psychedelic Flem. 66-45. 

4. The Best Bologna Sandwiches (1-0) 

The Sandwiches' win came against Old School, 66-56. 

5. Golden State (2-0) 

In the same division as Wu-Tang Clang, State dominated Baknaffek. 
64-36, and slipped past Mailman. 59-52. 

6. Julius (2-0) 

Julius crushed the Renegades, SH-2H, as well as the P(^ Mafia. 54- 

7. Unholy Alliance (2-0) 

In the same division as Julius, the team from the law school cruised ITiomas" Finglish Muffins. 54-38, and beat the Renegades, 47-36. 

8. D-Boyz(2-0) 

In a talented division, D-Boyz beat Raw Profile. 47-45, and the Burp, 
37-22, in two close battles. 

9. Pi Kapps (2-0) 

The Greeks beat slipped past I .imda Chi Alpha, 5 1 -4W. and I>eat Sigma 
Phi Epsilon, 47-42. in the competitive fraternity league 

10. Dutch Ovens (2-0) 

The Ovens downed the Polish Mafia, 42-35, and beat Thomas' In 


Clueless 2-0 

Hamsters ' ' 

B.M.B.'s 1 1 

Crawlwers 0-2 


AHMs ' 1-0 
Wonuii o( the Hardwood 1-0 

The Six Pack " M> 

Fn Fucgo 1 1 

Chi Omega 1 

H(x>siers 1 

Kamika/es 0-1 



The Bus Drivers 


( iiivs and Dolls 



1 1 

Net Work 



Dirty Do/eii 2 f) 

Armed and Dangerous 2() 

lighting Rolls 0-2 

Hoosiers 0-2 



K L I C K * S Men's swimming grabs win 



^^_^F It was the perfect match- 
up-No. 8 Georgetown ver- 
Rsus No. 6 Villanova. Two 
lifelong enemies meeting be- 
fore a packed house on South 
Broad. Putting all the rank- 
ing implications aside, last 
N Monday's Big East match-up 
pitted the two most exciting 
players the league has seen 
this side of the 9()s against 
each other. Although they 

E weren't matched up on the 
chalkboard, everyone in the 
building came to see Kerry 
Kittles take on Allen Iverson. 
The contrast in styles is 

R staggering. Even though 
both play the role of super- 
star for his respective team, 

the similarities end there. And it is 
the difference in how each plays his 
role that gave the V Cats the 79-66 

Iverson lit up the Spectrum with 
17 first half points on a sizzling 6 of 
10 performance. For any other team 
in the nation, a job like that from the 
point generally equates into a thor- 
ough first half whipping. But, oddly 
enough, the Hoyas were only tied with 
the Cats at the half. How does this 
make sense? It makes sense when you 
consider that Iverson went the first 20 
minutes without an assist. In fact, no 
other G' Town starter took more than 
three shots in the half. Iverson was, 
in every sense of the phrase, a one man 

For the good guys, Kerry blended 
into the woodwork. He played well, 
hut not super. He got S points as he 
struggled from the field. He coughed 
up the ball an uncharacteristically high 
three times and got overshadowed by 
freshman Howard Brown's three for 
four shooting half. But, quite honestly, 
K squared probably preferrftd that 
Brown got off early. Kittles knows 
what he can do; Brown doesn't just 
yet. Kittles was, in every sense of the, a team player. 

In the second half, the gulf between 
the two guards only grew more appar- 
ent. Coach L^ppas stymied Iverson 
and, by definition, the entire Hoya 
offense with a box and one defense. 
Iverson didn't know what to do. He 
wc^uld flash to the wing, and Brown 
would be there He drove to the bas- 
ket, and Brown was there too. 

Iverson was dumbfounded The 
defense was the perfect antidote to 
Iverson's classically selfish play. 
What's worse, if it weren't for 

Iverson's gunning style, the Wildcat 
defense would have fallen apart I'he 
box and one effectively creates a per- 
petual double team (the one and the 
corner of the zone closest to the ball), 
which, through the magic of math 
ematics, guarantees that at one 
other player will be open at all times 
It's a .shame for the Georgetown faith- 
ful that Coach Thomp.son appeared to 
have forgotten to introduce Allen to 
the rest of the Hoyas. 

Iverson struggled Brown, 
driving then pulling out, faking and 
contorting to no avail. More than 
once, Iverson dribbled around until the 
shot clock hit double digits and then 
flipped up prayers that God had no 
intention of answering. When Allen 
would accidently lose the ball to one 
of his teammates, they were so sur- 
prised that they bricked lay-up after 

And what was our hero doing 
while all of this was going on? He 
was busy playing team offense, set- 
ting screens and passing up shots, en 
route to helping the Wildcats grab a 
strangle hold on the lead. Kerry 
showed more enthusiasm for team- 
mate John Celestand's 14 second half 
points than he did for his own nine. 
But just to keep the hoodlum Iverson 
in his place. Kittles showed he could 
do the playground thing too. After 
Iverson hit a deep three, Kerry came 
down and hit a deeper three, wearing 
that crazy grin of his. Having been 
goaded into a p>ersonal competition, 
Iverson dribbled down court and took 
an even deeper three that clanged off 
the front iron. K squared had won. 

This display has played out over 
and over. Kittles does what it takes 
for 'Nova to win. If that means set- 
ting back screens in the motion of- 
fense, so be it. If it means grabbing 
the team and carrying it on his back, 
so be it. Iverson does what it takes to 
make Sports Center highlights. If that 
means shooting a three while triple 
teamed, so be it. If it means driving 
into traffic and ignoring Pre-Iverson 
All American Othella Harrington, so 
be it. 

This year, when Kerry Kittles leads 
the team in scoring, 'Nova is 1 3-0 and 
3-0 when he scores 30 or more. 
Georgetown in 15-3 when Iverson 
leads the squad in points and a me- 
diocre 2-2 when he scores 30 or more. 
What this shows is Kittles knows 
when to turn on the turbo boost and 
take it upon himself to get the W, 
Iverson does not 

Iverson turned on his jets two years 
ago and left his supposed teammates 
in his dust 


\hljj Rt/xnttl 

The Villanova men's swimming 
team handily defeated the Yale Hull- 
dogs this past weekend in New Ha- 
ven, Conn The Wildcats turned in 
some outstanding performances, tak- 
ing the top spot in every single swim- 
ming event. 

"The guys just did an incredible 
job," said Head Coach Ed Bartsch. 
"We have not beaten Yale for the past 
ten years or so. This was undeniably 
the best meet lif our season so far this 

Leading the way for the Cats were 
juniors Brian Blitzer, Kire Filipovski 
and Tom Tracey, sophomore Jared 
Lucan and senior Mike Shwankl. 
Fi^ach captured wins in individual 
events as well as swimming a leg on 
one of the two winning relay teams 
for 'Nova. Filipovski had two season- 
best performances, winning both the 
200 IM (1:54. 41) and the 200 Fly 
(1:52.17), as wel las swimming on the 
winning 400 Medley Relay (3:3 1 .09). 

Joining him on that relay were 
Shwankl and Ireshmen led Pollack 
and Matt Beardslee Shwankl had a 
season best ol his own, taking the 220 
Breast in 2:0().27. He was also third 
in the 50 Free. Blit/.er, Tracey and 
1 Aican leanieii up with Ireshnian Iivans 
Anderson to take the 400 Free Relay 
in 3:09.33. Blitzer also won the 100 
and 200 Frees in 47.24 and 1:43.74, 
respectively. Lucan went the distance 
doing the same in the 5tK) and 1000 
Frees in 4:44.01 and 9:4K.93. Tracey 
captured the 50 Free (21.43) as well 
as the 200 Backstroke. His time in 
the latter was a season-best perfor- 
mance of 1:50.63. 

Junior Jeff Winter had a good day, 
as did .sophomore teammate Nathan 
Smith. Both placed in two events. 
Winter took sixth in both the 100 and 
200 Frees while Smith took sixth in 
both the 200 IM and 200 Fly. 

Gustuvo Membiela swam .strong, 
placing in three individual events on 
Saturday. He was third in the 200 IM, 
as well as fifth in both the 200 Fly and 
200 Breast 

All of the rookies on tin.- team 
turned in impressive perlormaiices, 

Along with swinmiing on a relay 
team, freshmen Pollack, Beardslee 
and Anderson all placed between third 
and fifth in their particular events. 
Ireshnian John Proto added a fourth 
in the 200 Breast. 

In diving, senior Brian Yodice had 
a third in the IM as well as a fifth in 
the 3M Senior leammale Dave 
Bellaire had a fourth in the 3M and a 
fifth in the IM. Freshman Bob 
Benson also had a sixth in the 3M. 

"Diving was the only area that Yale 
was able to outdo," Bartsch said. 
"I'hey were just incredible in that area. 
I have no complaints whatsoever, 
though. It came down to the last re- 
lay, but we were able to pull off the 
win. I am really plea.sed with the way 
the men are swimming right now and 
I am very much looking forward to Big 

The men's next meet will be the 
Big East Championship beginning one 
week from today 



Michael Jordan and the red hot Chicago Bulls have people questioning their position among the best teams in the 
history or the game. 

Chicago Bulls may be the best team in history 


Staff Columnist 

As I was flipping through the chan- 
nels late Sunday night in my living 
room of the wonderfully constructed 
west campus, I stumbled across the 
NBA game at halftime Hie score read 
Denver Nuggets 6K, Chicago Bulls 43 
That's correct, the Nuggets were play- 
ing like the best team in the NBA and 
\\\c Bulls were playing like one of 
those really cool logo-ed expansion 
teams. 1 lowever, I decided to skip out 
on my homework in a thrilling class 
about ancient civilizations and tuned 
into the second half to sec if the Bulls 
could make a game out of this first 
h.ilf trouncing And did they ever. 

What 1 witnessed was one of the 
greatest sights .i person can lav 
eyes on--Michael Jordan in The 
Zone " As the third quarter unwound, 
Jordan piil on a clinic at McNicholls 
Arena At one stretch in the qiiartei 
hehillKuk to-back three [xnnters, had 
,1 baseline Hush and then capped it oft 
with three fadaways with nine hands 
in his face Jordan single handediv 
brought the Hulls back in this game 
and with about three minutes left in 

the quarter, the Bulls trailed by only 

At that point in the game, Jordan 
look a breather and the other super- 
star on the team, Scottie Pippen look 
over along with the several kev role 
players on the Bulls Pippen banged 
home a trifecta and then finished off a 
fast break with a 360-degree lay-up 
and a foul. .Steve Kerr nailed two 
jumpers, and finally early in the fourth 
the wily veteran Bill Wennington hil 
a 16-foot baseline jumper to give the 
Bulls the lead However, liue to the 
mile-high air in Denver fatigue started 
to set in on the Bulls anil Denver 
pulled awav late for a six-point vie 
lory The Bulls outscored Denver 3'^> 
16 in the third qu.tter and Jorilaii had 
22 of those 39 points It was a \ .iliani 
effort by the Bulls and despite their 
loss thev showed that their team 
knows how to come together and plav 
hard when faced with a challenge 
Mils is what great teams do. 

Should this Bulls team be consid 
(•red a great team'.' Could thev be the 
best team ever? Onlv time will ,m 
swer these ()ueslions. but m examin 
ing llie Mulls, they have the iiigredi 
ents of i^reat teams. When one thinks 

of great teams, one has to mention the 
Inkers and the Celtics of the '80s. 
What these teams had in common 
were that they all had two legitimate 
superstars and several valuable role 
plavers that knew their status and po 
sition on their respective teams. 

The Bulls have exactly this: two 
superstars in Jordan (30. S ppg) and 
Pippen (21 7 ppg), and several other 
plavers that are key to Chicago's suc- 
cess Tom Kiikoc (11.2 ppg) is a very 
valu.ible componenent of this team. 
He knows he is the third go-to guy in 
the Bulls' triangular offensive system 
Kukoc can hit the three, run the point, 
and lead the fast bre.ik 

Dennis Rodman also knows his 
role How can anyone nol liki' this 
guy' First, he probably has the best 
hair in all ol the \ hiited States, besides 
Bill I il/patnck whose great hair ri- 
vals no one Rodman ( l.S (I rpg) could 
possibly be the best rehounder in the 
history of the game I lis intensity on 
the court matches no one .ind what ,i 
treat it is to watch hini iiin the fast 

niiieago ,dso has several other 
piaveis ihat till their roles consistently. 
Ki )ii 1 larper and Steve Kerr rotate nm- 

ning the point, with each of them han- 
dling it in a different way. Harper, the 
former LA Clipper, is a slasher that 
loves to take the ball to the hole How 
ever, Kerr is the exact opposite. He is 
a spot-up jump shooter lhat never 
misses an open shot. He is second in 
the league in three-poiont field goal 
percentage (50 percent) These con 
Irasting styles of play is what helps 
make the Bulls a great team When 
thev need one type of |ob to be done 
someone can always perform that )ob 

This rotation of plavers is 
the Bulls use among their centers Luc 
I.onglev, Bill Wennington and James 
Edwards share the five-spot during the 
game I ^Higley iisiiallv starts the game 
and IS there to body up the opposing 
teams big man and to make it diff iciill 
for him to score If Lniglev gives 
( hicago some offense then it is a wel- 
come bonus - Wennington. on the 
other hand, is in the rotation for his 
explosive offensive firepower On 
Siiiulay nighl he had career highs m 
points ( IS), lebounds ( 1! ) ,iiul .issists 
(S) He has a sweet shooting touch 
and can consistently knock down the 

1 2-to-16 foot jumper The crafty vet- 
eran James lidwards is there to pro- 
vide help on both the offensive and 
defensive ends, he can score with his 
typical fadeaway or D-up the other's big man This center bv com- 
mittee has been ^ery effective for tlie 
Bulls and is one of the reasons why 
thev have the NMA's hesi record 

The Hulls definitely liave what it 
takes to reach the 70 win mark in the siasoii Regardless of whether 
Ihey do or not, the Hulls must w in the 
trtle to be one of the greatest teams of 
all time When Chicago three-peated 
in 19<;|, i'»<)2 and 1993 they had a 
good team, but they rode Jordan's 
coattails to those Championships. 
I'his year's team is much better than 
those teams of the early l'>*'Os because 
of the addition of these valuable role 
players Ihis's team is built 
around Jordan, but they alsoha\e great 
chemistry and strong cohesion When 
it is all said ,ind d(Mie the Hulls will Ik- 
wearing gold around their fingers He 
sure to watch this team tarefiiily in 
the playoffs, because vou might not 
see anolhtr te.irii hke this .ii'.iin in your 

Page 26 


Februarys. 1996 



Cele-stands and delivers win 


Assistant Sports Editor 

lit had bct-n the star in high schcwl 
He cimid have gone just alx)ut any- 
where he wanted. He would have been 
an instant star at most schools. In- 
stead, he came to Villanova, where he 
knew that he would play behind one 
of the best backcourts in the country. 
It could only help him become a bet- 
ter player. 

it wasn't working out that way. He 
couldn't become a better player it he 
wasn't playing. There was a pre-sea- 
son ankle injury that set him back. 
When he did work his way back into 
shape, playing time was real tough to 
come by While his two classmates 
logged big minutes early in the sea- 
son, he mainly sat the bench. 

"I was just waiting my turn, be- 
cause we've got a lot of good players 
here with [Alvin] Williams, [Kerry] 
Kittles and [Eric] Eberz," said fresh- 
man John Celestand. "I was kind of 
unhappy that I wasn't getting a lot of 
playing time, but that's what you ex- 
pect when you come to a big-time 
Division I school. I was just waiting 
for my chance to get out there and do 
what 1 thought I could do." 

When he did get a chance to prove 
himself, he looked anything but com- 
fortable out on the court. He seemed 
to have no confidence in his ball-han- 
dling or in his shot. This is not what 
you look for from a floor general. He 
would enter the game for a few min- 
utes and often throw a bad pass or put 
up a bad shot. He would then be sent 
back to the pine. 

"I wanted to get out there and do 
what 1 thought I could do best," said 
Celestand, "but 1 didn't want to go out 

there and make nustakes, either. It was 
kind of tough ' 

Celestand had to wonder if he had 
made the right choice signing into a 
star-studded backcourt. In a couple 
games he never even got to remove his 
warm-up. How he could he ever show 
what he could do if he did not get more 
than a few touches a game? How 
could he get comfortable if he didn't 

"I always thought that things would 
work out for me in the end," said 
Celestand. "Even if I didn't get a lot 
of playing time this year, just practic- 
ing against Kittles, Eberz and Will- 
iams would help me. So, either way 
it would have helped me become a 
belter player." 

Then the Cats traveled to 
Morgantown, WV. Kerry Kittles was 
not available, it reeked of an upset. 
Enter Celestand. 

The freshman bailed the Cats out 
with 14 points, including 2-of-3 from 
three point range. This was the turn- 
ing point. Since then he has been a 
different player. Steve Lappas need 
not hesitate to insert Celestand into the 
game when the team needs a lift. 

This is quite a change from early 
in the season. Celestand is sure of 
himself. He is comfortable with the 
ball in his hands now. He runs the 
floor like a deer and throws no-look 

If anyone had not noticed his de- 
velopment, they have now. Putting on 
a show in front of a national televi- 
sion audience in your team's biggest 
game of the season will do that. Drill 
a 28-footer. Hit another three. Re- 
bound the ball and go the length of 
the floor. Manage to come up with 
five rebounds. Strip Allen Iverson. Ice 

a jumper alter you break up a very 
dangerous scuffle. Lead the team in 
scoring with 1^ points. All in only 21 
minutes. Not bad for someone who 
was told at the beginning of the sea- 
son that his role was not to shoot. 

"Now I'm playing with a little 
more confidence," said Celestand. 
"I'm not afraid to make mistakes. I'm 
more aggressive with the ball; I'm 
looking to take the ball and penetrate 
the lane and dish or score. I'm not just 
out there being another player, I'm try- 
ing to make a difference." 

He knows that this is not his team. 
He knows that he will not be starting 
this season. That time will come. He 
is still only a reserve. This was clear 
from the start of the season. One thing 
has changed, though. He has become 
a guy that you can count on to do good 
things for you off of the bench. He is 
no longer a question mark, instead he 
is a sparkplug. This team will head 
into the NCAA Tournament with an- 
other proven, battle-tested backup. 

Celestand will be rewarded for his 
improvement tomorrow afternoon. He 
gets to return to his hometown of 
Piscataway for the Cats' game agains^ 
Rutgers. A lot of guys have to wait 
for their senior year for a homecom- 
ing game, but not Celestand. 

"I can't wait to go back to 
Piscataway," said Celestand. "There's 
a lot of p)eople asking for tickets; a lot 
of people are coming home from col- 
lege to see the game; and all the pa- 
pers are building it up. I just can't 
wait, it's going to be real fun." 

There could not be a better time 
for Celestand to return to his home- 
town. It looked like he might be re- 
turning home a bench-warmer. In- 
stead, he will arrive a hero. 


The inside presence of Derrick Battie is one of the exciting talents in 
Philadelphia's prestigious Big Five. _^ 

Celestand, but 1 didn twantiogooui iive reoounus. oinp/AJicuivci»uii. ict .>, i^, »».„ a...... ^ .....v,. 

Should Villanova play a full Big Five schedule? 
Ice: The Bi2 Five has a storied Philly tradition 

„ , „....., .w.,r^ „„„.,;.r?^ .. u;., -; ca.T,P ^f fhP Dower ratine that much to replace which two city rivals are playing, full city series schedule? Pr 


Siajf Columnist 

As I sat in the stands during the 
Georgetown game on Monday, I over- 
heard a student explaining to his girl- 
friend that the Hoyas have always 
been our archrival, and that fans from 
opposite teams shouting at each other 
are what rivalries are all about. A.s I 
bit my tongue not to say anything, I 
thought to myself. "Do two teams that 
play each other twice a year, are over 
two hours away from each other and 
have two rows of shouting fans cheer- 
ing them on make a great rivalry?" If 
he only knew about the Big Five and 
the Paiestra. 

Last sea.son the Big 5; Villanova, 
Temple. St Joe's. I^iSallc and Penn. 
celebrated ils fiftieth anniversary ot 
league play However, starting sev- 
eral years ago the teams play only two 
games each year while rotating opp*i- 
nents Should Villanova make a push 
for a full Big 5 schedule? I say yes 

There are several reasons for my 
wanting the Cats to bring back a full 
Big 5 schedule. First, for those who 
have never attended a Big *> c<»ntest at 
the Palestra, it is quite an experience 
Growing up in the area. I was fortu- 
nate enough to witness many city se- 
ries games Ihc atmosphere and en- 
thusiasm that the games generated was 
unbelievable Students from schools 
all within 2.'^ minutes of each other 
could not wait for their teams to play 
one another tor backyard bragging 
rights Halt ol the Palestra would be 
packed w ith a sea ol blue pom-poms, 
and the other in maroon St.Joc sup 
porters, for example Fans in equal 
amounts shouting back at one another 
while talking up their teams, not 2tKM) 
students yelling at twcntv 

The Palestra made the (anu-ron 
cra/ies look like altar boys attending 
Sunday mass Ihere was no greater 
atmosphere in the countrv For many 
Jersey natives like 'Fire," they never 

experienced a Big 5 game at the 
Palestra. So, to them, every in- state 
rivalry is compared to the exciting Jer- 
sey rivalries like FDU/Monmouth or 
Seton Hall/Rutgers. Sorry, but don't 
knock it until you have experienced it 
in person. 

Why did it end? Well, like most 
good things that come to an end, 
money is the usual answer. Penn 
wanted a larger cut of the revenue than 
the other four schools because it was 
their designated "home" facility. 
Temple and Villanova decided to move 
on to bigger and better things with 
McGonigle Hall and the duPont Pa- 
vilion. Because both were more na- 
tionally known, playing LaSalle, Penn 
and St. Joe's every year hurt their na- 
tional image. As several students al- 
ways argue, "Why would I want to 
play those teams every year, besides 
Temple, they're terrible" 

My argument to this statement is 
simple. First, there is a thing called 
tradition. Take a look at highlights 
from some of the contests during the 
l%()'s. 197()'s and early IWO's Talk 
to fans who attended those games or 
current alumni from these various uni- 
versities. They wcnild kill to have the 
Big .*> play a full schedule at the 
Palestra. Players going up against 
guys they grew up with as teammates 
or opponents from their high school 
days in Philadelphia Relatives argu- 
ing with each other from the end of 
the sea.son until the next time their 
respective schools would plav over 
who will win next year, or about the 
"cheap" victory the previous season 
Second of ail. recent games against 
1 aSalle. Penn and St. Joe's have not 
been easy I'wo years ago. 'Nov.i de 
feated UiSalle by one and were de- 
feated by Temple Last season. Penn 
played the Cats close and we lost to 
the Hawks! lurthermore. take « look 
at Villanovas schedule this season 
We already have Temple and UiSalle 
on the schedule Would it hurt our 

power rating that much to replace 
Hofstra and Delaware with those 
-teams and have a full Big 5 season? 

Finally, I'm sure many of you are 
thinking that no one would go to these 
games anyway, so who cares? Wrong. 
The Palestra holds 8.722 and the Big 
5 contests are all sellouts, no matter 

which two city rivals are playing. 
Many of the games are now at the 
Spectrum, and over 12,(K)0 attended 
the Villanova game versus Temple this 
year. The fan support is there, and a 
full Big 5 schedule would only attract 
more enthusiasts. 

Will Villanova make a push for a 

full city series schedule? Probably 
not. Not in the next few years any- 
way. But it sure isn't because no one 
cares. Fans who grew up with and 
appreciate what the Big 5 rivalries 
mean to Philadelphia college basket- 
ball care. Fans like me. 

Fire: The Big Five has had 
its day in the sun, let it go 


Staff Columnist 

Ihe Big Five - what a great team 
Chris Webber, Juwan Howard, Jalen 
Rose, Jimmy King and Ray Jackson. 
Hard to believe they didn't win the 
national title. Sorry, that's the Fab 
Five What is, or who is, the Big Five'.' 
Oh, that's right, the Big Five. 
Villanova, Temple, Penn, St. Joe's and 


Villanova used to play these four 
teams in a full Big Five schedule 
And, yes, Ice and his mommy and 
daddy with his cousin from Villanova 
and his si.ster from St. Joe's would all 
go together to the Palestra and scream 
their lungs out I'm sure that it was a 
sight to see, and 1 say that with all se 
riousness. However, the time had 
come for Villanova to depart from a 
full Big Five Schedule Still, a few 
individuals refuse to let a dead issue 
he a dead issue read Ices column 

Unfortunately, unlike Ice, 1 have 
not yet been able to make my way \n 
the Palestra I have heard only great 
things about the ambiance that it gen 
erates However, simply put, it would 
have made no sense for 'Nova to have 
remained there to plav Big Five con 
tests. As the owner ot the Palestra. 
Penn consumed a larger sum ol the 

gross profits. Villanova believed that 
they weren't getting a fair share and 
so they said goodbye to the Palestra. 

It is safe to say that the Villanova 
basketball program has survived, de- 
spite leaving the "" league 
called the Big Five. Every year, 
Villanova plays a grueling .schedule 
that includes an 18 game Big FLast 
Schedule, where almost every game 
is a war. 

This season, the Cats hosted UNC 
at the Spectrum in front of the largest 
crowd ever to watch a basketball game 
in Pennsylvania. Does anyone in their 
right mind (that excludes Ice) think 
that a game with St. Joe's would have 
produced the same amount of excite- 
ment or the same amount of big 
bucks? I don't think so! I don't think 
any of us, the fans, believe that play- 
ing IxiSalle would generate the same 
amount of excitement that playing 
I INC does. 

lo Villanova. the more dollar signs 
It sees from college basketball the bet 
ter 'I"his should not be shocking to 
anyone because this is what college 
basketball is about today 

Villanova did not and has not com- 
pletely dropped the Big Five. It plays 
two Big I-ive teams every season in a 
round robin iormal. Ihis year, it was 

Temple and LaSalle. Next year, it will 
be St. Joe's and Penn. Do people like 
Ice want to see all four of those teams 
face Villanova in the same year? If 
so, then maybe there isn't enough 
room for Carolina on our schedule. In 
the future, maybe Ice and a select few 
would like to tell Kentucky, Kansas 
and UMass that we'd love to play 
them, but .sorry, we have an obliga- 
tion to play Penn, St. Joe's and 
l^Salle. The Villanova basketball 
program is one of the fa.stest rising 
basketball programs in the country. 
Steve lappas has taken the worst team 
in the Big East from four seasons ago 
and has turned it into one of the best 
in the nation. The nation's top recruits 
arc considering Villancwa 'Nova 
went so far as to get a new logo which 
included the departure of the old Wild- 
cat ami the bringing in of a newer, 
cooler Cat Obviously, a full Big Five 
Schedule is not at the top of this 
program's priority list In fact, I would 
like to see the entire Big Five sched 
ule abandoned by Villanova. 

For those who continue to insist on 
returning to a full Big Five schedule, 
give It up Ix't bygones be bygones. 
Would fans of 'Nova and the Big Five 
rather play UNC. Kentucky, Kansas 
and UMass. or would they rather play 
Temple, St Joe's, Penn, and I^iSalle? 
I think we all know the answer 

Februarys. 1996 


Page 27 


'Nova declaws Pittsburgh Panthers in cat fight 


Editor-in -Chief 

For the second time in a row, the 
Cats took the stage on a network tele- 
vised game and emerged with a con- 
vincing victory, this time drubbing the 
Pitt Panthers 88-55 on NBC. Unlike 
the game against UNC, though, this 
match was as much of a testament to 
the incompetence of their opponent as 
it was to 'Nova's own firepower. 

"We've a long way to go in terms 
of developing a mental attitude nec- 
essary for winning on the road in a 
hostile environment," said Pittsburgh 
Head Coach Ralph Willard. "It's a 
painful lesson." 

The Panthers, who came into the 
game leading the Big East in three- 
point shooting, connected on only 
three of 19 shots from beyond the arc. 

"That was a big key in the game," 
said Villanova Head Coach Steve 
Lappas, who noted that the Cats made 
a concerted effort to push the perim- 
eter play outward. "It helps when you 
have quick perimeter players." 

With the pressure defense on the 
outside, Villanova left itself exposed 
underneath. The Panthers success- 
fully worked the ball inside, but were 
unable to capitalize on several easy 

"They have good defenders on the 
perimeter," said Willard. "You have 
to convert on the inside to stop that 

from happening, and we weren't con- 
verting. That allows them the luxury 
of going out and contesting your 

Nevertheless, Pitt forward Chad 
Varga, who had been averaging just 
over 11 points a game, scored 17 
points to lead the Panthers. 

For the Cats, though, it was senior 
Kerry Kittles who led the way with 
31 points, hitting 4-of-6 three-point- 
ers and throwing down two tremen- 
dous dunks. 

"Our defense led to some easy tran- 
sition baskets for us," said the 6-foot- 
5 guard, who also led the Cats with 
six rebounds. 

"When Kerry plays like this, usu- 
ally we do not lose," said Lappas. 
"And that's something special." 

Led by Kittles, the Cats stormed 
to 51-22 advantage in the second half 
of play. The game, which had been a 
four-point affair at halftime, was 
quickly out of reach. 

"Villanova had a helluva second 
half," said Willard. "They have a great 
player who carried them to that level." 

The 31 -point outburst by Kittles 
moved him past John Pinone, Howard 
Porter and Doug West into third place 
on the all-time Villanova scoring chart. 

But the game hinged on more than 
just Kerry Kittles. In the first half, 
when the contest was still close, su- 
per-sub Zeffy Penn came up with a 
few crucial offensive rebounds and 

Men powered by 
distance runners 


Sports Editor 

The Big East Championships are 
right around the comer. The men's 
Track and Field team knows it. 

In a weekend meet on a remodeled 
track at the University of Delaware, 
the team saw several key perfor- 
mances by lesser-known athletes. In 
particular, the distance runners had a 
big day. The 1500m triumvirate of 
Oisin Crowley, David Seung and Todd 
Tressler captured first, second and 
third place, respectively. Crowley, a 
freshman crossed the finish line in 

"The distance runners were ter- 
rific," said Associate Head Coach Jim 
Tuppeny. "Oisin Crowley really broke 
out and had a great day. His win was 
the highlight of the meet." 

Senior Stephen Mazur was not far 
behind the others, clocking in at 
3:57.89 for a fifth-place finish. He. 
as well as the others, automatically 
qualified for the 15(Khn Championship 
at the IC4A's on March 3 and 4. 

High jumper Steve Blais chipped 
in with a third-place jump of 6-foot- 
'■). The senior's leap came as a wel- 
come relief to the coaching staff 

"Our runners have been doing quite 
well, but it is nice to get good perfor- 
mances out of the other events." 
Tuppeny said. 

Now becoming a commonplace 
theme in the 'Nova track story is a stel 
lar exhibit by sophomore Kareem Ar- 
cher This meet proved to be no dif- 

ITie speedy Archer dominated the 
field on Saturday with 7.60 in the pre- 
liminary round of the 55ni hurdles. 
The spectacular run was the fastest in 

a field of 64 runners. On Sunday, he 
bettered this first-place preliminary 
finish with a victory in the finals. This 
time. Archer recorded an impressive 

"Once again. Archer was strong for 
us," said Tuppeny. "Week in and week 
out he gives us a fantastic effort." 

A familiar name in the 'Nova track 
scene was not in action this passed 
week. J.R. Mcllwain was sidelined 
with a slight sprain. The injury, which 
the junior star suffered last week 
should not prevent him from partici- 
pating in the Big East Championships. 

The coaches hope to have both 
Mcllwain and thrower Ed Diaz 
healthy when the big meets roll around 
in a few weeks. 

"(Mcllwain) suffered the injury in 
the 4(K)m last week," Tuppeny said. 
"It is not serious. Coach (John 
Marshall) just decided to sit him out." 

While the team has continued to 
make weekly strides, the coaching 
staff has a larger ftKus than next week 

"What we are trying to do right 
now is just to get good times, qualify- 
ing times for the Big and IC4A's," 
Tuppeny said. "Of course, the ulti- 
mate goal is to make the NCAA's, 
what you do in the early sea.son is not 
as important as when you get there "" 

The Big East Championships 
should be one of the biggest meets of 
the year with perennial powers 
(leorgctown and Villanova competing 
against newcomers Notre Dame, 
Rutgers and West Virginia. 

"There will be no easy points in 
the Big East this year," said Tuppeny 
"It will be a fight if we want to get to 
the big prize" 

The men continue to tune up this 
weekend at a meet in New York. 

Come watch the women's basketball team 
take on the Miami Hurricanes in their quest for 
their an NCAA Tournament bid. 

Saturday 2 p.m. 
duPont Pavilion 

scored eight pt)ints in just 1 1 minutes 
of play. 

"Zeffy Penn bailed us out in the 
first half," said lappas. 

Junior Alvin Williams scored 15 
points and dished out six assists while 
Chuck Komegay had a solid day, nail- 
ing 8-of-8 free throws. Even Rafal 
Bigus demonstrated flashes of bril- 
liance, blocking two shots. However, 
the most encouraging performance 
came from John Celestand, a rookie 
guard who stepped in well when Eric 
Eberz went to the hospital with an in- 
jured hip. 

"With Eric Eberz hurt, John 
Celestand did a super job giving us a 
lift through the whole game, especially 
in the second half," said Lappas. 

The first-year player finished with 
10 points and six assists. The quick 

guard who has often looked out of 
place during the first several games 
this year, believes he has turned the 

"I gained a little confidence," said 
Celestand. "At the beginning of the 
year, I was tentative and worried about 
making mistakes. Now 1 just go out a 
try to play basketball." 

"Everyone on the team will tell you 
it's been a different person for the past 
three weeks," said Lappas. 

One aspect that was troubling, 
though, was the vanishing of Jason 
Lawson. The junior center got into 
foul trouble and only played 20 min- 
utes, taking only two shots from the 
floor, neither of which he made. For- 
tunately for the Cats, enough other 
players elevated their play. 

"It was a great team effort," said 

Lappas. "A lot of guys stepped up." 

As for the Panthers, they were left 
looking for answers concerning their 
second half collapse. 

"Our intensity level fell off a cliff," 
said Willard. "Why? I don't have an 

Pitt had shown a lot of promise 
earlier in the year, posting a five-game 
winning streak, including a 19-point 
victory over Georgetown. For Willard, 
the team should react no differently 
to this blowout than they did to that 

"In this conference, you can't 
dwell on anything bad or gcxxl because 
the next game up, you'll gel smacked 
in the head," said Willard. 

The game marked 'Nova's 18th 
consecutive win at home. 


Senior forward Eric Eberz bruised his back against Pittsburgh on going up for a rebound. He should return to 
action tomorrow. 

Women ^s track qualifies two 
runners in Delaware meet 


Assistant Sports Editor 

The women's Track and Field team 
took a short ride down I-')5 this past 
weekend to compete in the Delaware 
Collegiate Invitational at the Delaware 
Field House The meet was niamlv a 
tune-up for the upcoming Big Fast 
Championships and a chance for two 
of the team's biggest stars to shine. 

"'This was a very good weekend 
(or the women, especially for Jen 
Rhines and Carrie Tollefson," said 

Track Notes: 
Ouintana barred 

Athletic Director Gene 
DeFilippo announced Tuesday 
that the NCAA has barred I xiuie 
Ouintana from any further com 
petition The fifth-year senior 
modeled clothes for a commercial 
entcrpise during the fall of 1'>'>S 
Ouintana, a seven-time All 
American distance runner, owns 
the distinction of being America's 
eighth-fastest man from his per 
formance in Ihe 80()m at last 
year's NCAA Championships 
Ouintana. according lo school of 
ficials will maintain ties to the 
Track and Field team as an assis 
tant toach 

Head Coach John Marshall "They 
went to Delaware to try and qualify 
for the NCAA Championships, and 
both of them accomplished that in 

The duo took the tiist and second 
places in the MMM)ni run Rhines. in 
her first track race this year, won eas- 
ily in 9:19. Not only did she qualify, 
but her time ranks as one of the top 
two times in the country this season. 

Marshall was also very pleased 
with the way that Rhines ran her race 

"Jen. being the great runner that 
she is. ran and look the lead from the 
gun and ran one of the country's two 
fastest times." said Marshall 

Tollefson. tin- fresliniaii hail ol Ihc 
(lair, finished in 9:32. 

'Carrie showed the prominence 
that she has as far as being one of Ihc 
most highly talented freshman in the 
country." said an elated Marshall 
"She ran a fantastic time " 

Another highlight of this meet was 
Kia Davis llie redshirl freshman from 
Chester. PA. won the SSm high hurdles 
(X()4) She has performed well all sea 
son for the Cats 

"Once she improves a little bit 
more she 11 be in position lo qualify 
(or the NCAA Championships," said 
Marshall 'I'm very happv In see that 
she's very consistent, but Tm looking 
forward to seeing her drop a little bit 
III those times" 

Another victory for the Cats came 
in the HOOm Katie Kelly, another 

freshman, won in 2;I'>..^1 Kelly has 
finished near the front of a number of 
80(lm races this season. Teammate 
Stacy Robinson finished sixth in the 
same race (2:2.^) Rohinsori also had 
a third place finish in the I'^nOni 

Junior Kristina Schrier provided 
the Cats with another top three finish. 
Schrier tied for second in the high 
jump with a leap of S-feel-l 4 inches. 

Marshall returned to the Main I inc 
s.itisfied with his teams pertorniance. 

'We had a group ol athletes who 
we were hoping would run well and 
Ihey did." saiil Marsh, ill "I was very 
happy to see thai some ol our lop alh- 
leles performed at lop levels for us." 

The Wildats in Delaware were not 
Ihe only ones in action, however 
Villanova also ran a 4X4()0m relay in 
.the prestigious Millrose Games in 
New York City The team managed lo 
Like third with a time o( .VS4 Ilie race 
was won by Big Fast rival Seton Hall 

"It was a great opportunity (or 
those women to get some exposure at 
one of the top meets in the country," 
Marshall said 

The Cats can now start lo focus on 
Ihe Big F.ast Championships, which 
are only two weeks away. They will 
do a little more preparation for that 
meet next week at Ihe C heniK .il Bank 
College Invitational, which will In- 
held ,il Ihe 16Xth Street Armory in 

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( enter Jason I^wson slams home a missed foul shot. The Wildcats electrified the Spectrum crowd with many 
such dazzling plays. 


t.dttorin Chief 

After a lirsl half that ended in a 
deadkK'k, two freshmen stepped up for 
Villanova, propelling the Cats to a 
convincing 79-66 victory over the 
then-No. 8 Georgetown Hoyas. The 
win pushed the Cats' record to an im- 
pressive 19-3 (10-2 in conference). 

Howard Brown, who started in 
place of the injured Eric Eberz, spent 
the second half glued to the swift Allen 
Iverson, limiting the guard to only five 
second half points. John Celestand 
dropped in a team leading 19 points, 
14 of which came after intermission. 

"Both of them did an outstanding 
job tonight," said Head Coach Steve 

Iverson, who exploded for 17 of 
Georgetown's 35 first half points, was 
limited by Brown to l-of-8 shooting 
in the second half. In the first half, 
Villanova had employed several de- 
fensive looks in an attempt to stop 

Alvin Williams and Celestand both 
seemed to struggle and even Chuck 
Komegay could be seen waving a hand 
in Iverson's face outside the three- 
point line. But in the second half. 
Brown shut down Iverson. 

"We played a junk defense that we 
never really had played before in my 
entire career," said Lappas. "We've 
had it ready a lot of occasions and 
never had to go to it." 

The defense, which had only 
forced five Hoya turnovers in the first 
half, coaxed them into 12 second half 
miscues. Iverson finished with four. 

"If you get [Brown] fired up, you 
can make him eat that TV in the cor- 
ner over there," said Lappas, referring 
to the television that was broadcast- 
ing the ESPN post game report. "He's 
the perfect guy to play that kind of de- 
fense. He's big and he's strong and 
he's a pain in the neck." 

Just as importantly, though, 
Celestand excelled on the other end 
of the court. He shot 7-of-lO for the 
game en route to his 19 points. 

On one spectacular play, he 
grabbed a rebound off a foul shot and 
dribbled coast to coast through the 
Hoya defense for a lay-in 

"[Celestand] did a helluva job, par- 
ticularly against the press," said 
Georgetown Head Coach John I'h- 

It was Celestand 's second straight 
good game. For the rookie, who had 
several r(x;ky games earlier in the year, 
the college basketball experience has 
been a dream come true. 

"You grow up watching the Big 
East," he explained. "You grow up 
watching Georgetown, Syracuse and 
UConn on Big Monday, and you grow 
up watching the Iverson's, the Lopez's 
and the Ewing's - it's like you haven't 

Women beat Penn to capture Big Five 


Sports f tiller 

In most sports, doubling the score 
of an opponent is t onsukTcd domina- 
tion Ilial IS exactly what Ihc women's 
basketball team did Tuesday night 
when thev destrovcd the University <'f 
Fcnnsvivania ((117) at IVm pic's 
McCionigie Hall. H6-43 

The win marked Villanovas 16th 
victory of Ihc srason and completed a 
4-0 sweep ot till' Hig I'lve this year It 
was Ihc first outright City Series title 
for the Wikkals since I9K2 

"Our kids rcallv wanted this 
game," said Head (Oach Harry 
Pcrrclta "I knew wc wouldn't let 
down, because winning the Big live 
title was one of our goals " 

I he winlcss Quakers would he no 
match for the Wildcats from the 
opening tip, Villanova wouki control 
the game, taking an early 24-9 lead 
and never kniking back At the end of 

the first half, the Wildcats would en 
ter the kK'ker room with a comfort 
able SS- 19 lead 

The second half would mimic the 
first, as the Wildcats would twice build 
enormous leads ol S\ points 

Defensively, the Cats made it kM>k 
as if they were playing a high school 
team Ihe Quakers shot a miserable 
29 percent from the field on 15-of-51 
sh(X)ting 'Nova's pressure also forced 
liPenn to turn the ball over 30 times, 
leading to ^0 Wildcat points 
Villanova controlled the boards as 
well, edging the (.)uakers 43-36 Ihis 
statistic was especially telling of 
"Nova's domination, as the Cats have 
been outrebounded by their opponent 
m almost every game this year 

On offense, the Wildcats were con 
necting both from the inside and the 
outside, shooting 47 percent from the 
field and collecting ^4 points in the 
paint, compared to only 22 for Penn 

I -cading the way for Villanova was 

senior point guard Sue Glenning In 
only 25 minutes logged, Glenning col- 
lected 19 points while going 7-of-l 1 
from the field, including three three- 
["M)inters She also tallied seven assists 
and four rebounds 

"vSue Glenning is playing just so 
well," Perretta said of his senior "Her 
pa.s,ses have been not just g(M)d, but 
really, really good I am really im- 

So far Ihis vear, Glenning has 
stepped up as the offensive leader of 
the team. She is averaging 1 5.2 points 
per game on 44 percent from the field 
(40 percent from behind the arc). Her 
experience has shown in her being a 
court leader from the point position 

Two other seniors, Stacie Kcffer 
and Dillon, also made valuable 
contributions in Villanova'sdominat 
ing victory Keffcr complemented 
( jlcnning's guard play by throwing in 
1 7 points from the sh(M)ting guard po- 
sition The guard play was the key to 

Villanova's, as it has been all 

Dillon, playing in the small for- 
ward slot, contributed 12 points, five 
rebounds and five assists in limited 
playing time. Ihe captain from 
Broomall, Pa has been a consistent 
contributor and leader for the Wild 
cats this year 

Jenn Beisel was the main force off 
the bench for the Cats, throwing in IS 
points on 6-of-H from the field 

Because of 'Novas insurmount 
able lead, every player off (if the Wild 
cats" bench was able to play at least 
five minutes It was truly a total team 
effort for the Cats 

The Wildcats now look forward to 
some tougher ctimpelition on Satur 
day as they take on the Miami Hum 
canes at duPont Pavilion at 2 p m 
They will be hoping to improve their 
H-3 Big liast record, trying to solidify 
a birth in the NCAA Tournament in 

woken up. You don't realize that 
you're on TV" 

Also worthy of special recognition 
was Komegay. The 6-foot-9 power 
forward grabbed 1 1 rebounds, particu- 
larly impressive considering he came 
into the game ranked fifth on the team 
in rebounding. He only scored three 
points, but his presence on the boards 
helped keep the rebounding margin 
close (the Hoyas won the battle 42- 
41). His colleague down low, Jason 
Lawson, ft)uled out after blocking five 

Kerry Kittles had moments of bril- 
liance during his 17-point game, but 
his struggles from the charily stripe 
( 1 -of-8) put a damper on an otherwise 
productive evening as he nailed four 

Kittles' three-point shooting 
buddy, Eberz, did not even suit up for 
the game. He attempted a run around 
before the team boarded the bus for 
the Spectrum. It was at that point, 
approximately two hours prior to 
game time according to Lappas, that 
the decision was made to rest the small 

For Georgetown, it was a story that 
has become familiar Iverson leads the 
team, but no one else scores over 10 

In fact, Iverson finished with just 
three assists and the entire Hoya team 
only had seven assists. 

"[Iverson's] been asked to do a lot, " 
said Thompson. "He's given me more 
than any other sophomore I've ever 

As for the 13-point loss, Thomp- 
son seemed unconcerned. 

"The NCAA Tournament is where 
it's at," he said. 

His team shot only 34 percent from 
the floor, but was aided by 20 offen- 
sive rebounds, giving the Hoyas a 22- 
1 1 advantage on second-chance 

In any event, it wa.s the poor shoot- 
ing that did the team in. 

"Some of our big guys mis.sed easy 
shots, " said Thompson. "That made 
us change the way he had to play. 

Boubacar Aw, who was dealt a 
technical foul along with Lawson for 
a shoving match, was 2-of-8 while 
Jerome Williams finished 2-of-9 and 
Jahidi White finished 2-of-5. 

The game marked Villanova's 1 9th 
straight home victory. 

In fact, the team's only loss at home 
over the past two seasons came at the 
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Press Release 

Marguerite M. Farley, chairperson 
and assistant professor of the commu- 
nication arts department at the Uni- 
versity, died after a long illness, on 
Feb. 7 at Bryn Mawr Hospital. 

The Bryn Mawr resident began 
teaching in Villanova's communica- 
tion arts department in 1986 and was 
named chairperson in 1989. Aspecial- 
ist in radio and television studies, she 
taught courses in selection and sched- 
uling of programming for radio and 
television, mass communication, pub- 
lic speaking, TV production and a spe- 
cial topics course on radio production. 

She held an Ed.D. in educational 
media, a master's degree in educa- 
tional administration, both from 
Temple University, and did post doc- 
toral work in school administration, 
management of school fiscal affairs 
and planning, also at Temple. She also 
held a bachelor's degree in English 
from Chestnut Hill College. 

Dr Farley was certified as a sec- 
ondary school principal in the Com- 
monwealth of Pennsylvania and also 
held a supervisory certificate for so- 
cial studies, K-12, in Pennsylvania, as 

Prior to joining the University, she 
was president of FARCOM INC., in 
Philadelphia from 1982 to 1986. 

Before that, she was executive di- 
rector of communication media for the 
School District of Philadelphia from 
1978 to 1982. 

At Villanova, .she served as a mem- 
ber of the board of trustees from 1 978- 
1985, as a member of the Executive 
Committee and as chair of the Devel- 
opment and Public Relations Commit- 

Basketball lottery 
system examined 

Marguerite M. Farley 


tee. She also held memberships in 
numerous civic and professional or- 

Tlie viewing took place on Mon- 
day evening and was followed by a 
Mass of Christian Burial in the St 
Thomas of Villanova Church . 

A unanimous statement penned by 

her communication arts colleagues 
memorialized her thus: "Personally, 
.she was a gracious, even-tempered, 
charming person who was a pleasure 
to be around. More importantly, she 
was morally admirable, just, kind, al- 
ways considerate of the feelings and 
needs of others." 


News Edttur 

The University's Ticket Office, 
alongside a student organized com- 
mittee, has been diligently working 
to improve the ticket lottery system 
for the men's basketball team. A new 
method has been devised for the dis- 
tribution of the popular Big East Tour- 
nament tickets and plans for a student 
ticket referendum are underway. 

One hundred Big East Tourna- 
ment student tickets will be raffled 
off this year through a newly imple- 
mented "mail-in lottery" Due to the 
addition of three new teams to the 
conference and consequently, an even 
more limited supply of tickets than 
in previous years, this is one half of 
the seats that were available at last 
year's distribution. 

Students interested in attending 
the tournament can qualify for the 
drawing by submitting an entry form 
and a check for thirty dollars to the 
University's Athletic Ticket Office in 
Jake Nevin Field House by 4 p.m. on 
Friday f eb. 23. These forms ^e avail- 
able in the Ticket Office as weJJ as in 
this issue of The VUlanovan. 

"Students will be able to enter in 
groups of two," said Vince Nicastro 
of the Ticket Office. "However, (stu- 
dents] may only enter one form a 
piece," he added. Students found sub- 
mitting more than one form will au- 
tomatically be disqualified from the 

Names of the selected applicants 
will be posted by ,*) p.m., Wednesday 
Feb. 28 outside of the Ticket Office 
Those not chosen will be refunded 
their thirty dollar deposits Vouchers 
for the Big East Tournament must 

be collected by Friday March 1 and 
will contain details as to when and 
where to obtain the actual tickets for 
the Madison Square (Jarden event 

"The rea.son for this change is the 
fact that it is one less event that we 
have to manage," said Nica.stro. "Oth- 
erwise, we would have to prepare to 
host nearly l,()(K) people for a regular 
lottery," he added. Despite the fact that 
forms will have to be recorded manu- 
ally, Nicastro expects this new system 
to be much easier than in the past. 

Arrangements are also being made 
to hold a student ticket referendum. A 
steering committee of nine students 
has been formed to help the Ticket 
Office organize a campus-wide vote 
that w(iuld determine the lottery sys- 
tem for the next three years 

"The present .system has been run- 
ning very well," .said Mike O'Brien, 
Student Government Association 
(SGA) president and member of the 
student ticket steering committee. 
"Consistently, almost ninety percent 
of students [present at the lottery] have 
received tickets," said O'Brien. How- 
ever, several student complaints have 
prompted the decision to reform the 

"Ba.sically, we arc asking students 
to write down their suggestions," 
added O'Brien. These suggestions will 
be reviewed by the committee and ul- 
timately, the top two ideas, in addi- 
tion to the present system, will he 
placed on a ballot and opened for stu- 
dent vote. Flyers have been stuffed 
into student mailboxes and notices 
have been posted throughout the Uni- 
versity, however, "as of Monday 
morning, no suggestions have been 
turned in. " said O'Brien 

"Hopefully, a lot of students will 
(continued on pa^c 4) 

Sibling Weekend 1996 was a successful venture 


Staff Reporter 

"Have a blast that is sure to last, at 
Sibling Weekend '96," was the theme 
as 250 youngsters arrived on campus 
Friday for the University's annual 

"Sibling Weekend is an excellent 
opportunity for siblings to get together 
in a fun and educational environment 
and 'to share a lot of love' as Father 
Keelan spoke about during his Mass 
on Sunday," said Meghan Mooney, 
assistant director of Student Develop- 
ment who has acted as advi.sor to the 
Sibling Weekend Committee for the 
past two years. 

Since October, a team of eight Sib- 
ling Weekend Committee members in 
conjunction with the Office of Student 
Development have been organizing 
events for students and their younger 
siblings to enjoy The events included 
a carnival, a scavenger hunt and trips 
to Devon I^ncs, the Franklin Institute 
of Technology, Camden Aquarium and 
Sportland America Other oppcutiim- 
ties included watching the movie 
Aladdin, playing sports at Alumni gym 
and attending a sjx^cial Mass 

Senior Anthony Ipp<ilito,sai(l that 
Sibling Weekend gave him and his 

brother "a chance to hang out. There 
are no food rules and no bedtime rules. 
He gets to stay up late and eat all of 
the Twinkies he wants." 

On Friday night, Villanova students 
and their siblings packed the Devon 
Lanes for two hours of bowling. "We 
didn't get to go bowling because it was 
sold out, but we got to go to Sportland 
[America]. That was fun," said eight 
year old Mike Ippolito 

On Saturday, five busloads of stu- 
dents and their siblings arrived at 
Sportland America for an afternoon of 
batting cages, bumper cars, video 
games, roller skating and Velcro-wall- 
jumping. For people who did not want 
to go to Sportland America, educa- 
tional trips to Camden Aquarium and 
the Franklin Institute of Technology 
were planned for the afternoon. 

Saturday came to a close with a 
carnival held at the Belle Air Terrace 
between 7 and 10 p m The carnival 
offered music, face painting, a carica- 
turist, pictures with the Wildcat mas- 
cot, jewelry making with beads and 
pasta, miniature golf, a ba.seball throw, 
a ring toss and free popcorn and so- 
das to anyone who was still hungry 
after then buffet dinner in Dougherty 

On Sunday morning, 1 2.S students 
and siblings attended a mass con 

ducted by Father Kevin Keelan. 
O.S.A. "The mass was wonderful 7'he 
siblings got involved by pre.senting the 
readings and gifts," said Mooney 

Following the ceremony, many of 
the students paired up with their sib- 
lings one last time for the Scavenger 
Hunt. Each pair had a of 30 items 
to find on campus including a signa- 
ture of a Public Safety officer, a 

Villanova Blue b<x)k, a Pearl Jam CD, 
and a Connelly Center napkin First 
place winners received a $.^0 gift cer- 
tificate to the bookstore and one stu- 
dent ticket to the LaSalle versus 
Villanova basketball game at Ihe 
Spectrum on Monday. Second and 
third place winners received gift cer- 
tificate to the b(M)kstore as well 
At the end of the weekend. 

Mooney and the other members of the 
Sibling Weekend Committee had re- 
ceived a lot of crayon drawings, 
thanks, and very little negative feed 
back Nicole Dishuk, a member of the 
Sibling Weekend Committee, plans to 
create a survey to distribute to the par- 
ents of the children who attended 
events this weekend for comments and 
further suggestions for next year 

I^st Friday marked the opening of Sibling Weekend 1996 

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FebruarvlB, 1995 


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This week 

Editorials 06 

Patterson 07 

Features 1 5 

Entertainment ....2 1 

Sports 29 

Klicks Corner 34 


C'hei'k out the brouhaha 
created by last week's diversity 
editorial. The responses were 
overwhelming in both quantity 
and quality. Find out about 
what the U.S. Government is 
planning to do with its new 
communications bill and see 
why Joe Patterson is happy that 
Pat Buchannon has done so 
well in the Republican 
primaries. Lastly, learn what a 
professor sees as a disturbing 
trend at Villanova. 


Read a wonderful story about 
how a student sunk a $20,000 
shot at this week's basketball 
game. Also, if you're still 
looking for a major, check out 
Major Trouble's look at 
political science. Finally, find 
out what all this cold weather 


I^ooking for something to do 
this weekend? Check out 
Entertainment's huge list of 
things to do in the Philadelphia 
metropolitan area. Also, if you 
missed I^enny Kravitz' show at 
the Electric Factory last 
Saturday, too bad, but you can 
still read a review that's the 
next best thing to being there. 
Hungry for Italian food? Read 
this week's edition of F^ating on 
the Main Line. 


The Wildcats destn>\ed their 
competition this week as they 
met Rutgers, I>aSalle and Seton 
Hall. Read about how they 
went over the 20-win mark for 
the year and gained a No. 4 
ranking. (>et an inside glimpse 
into a 'Nova road trip and learn 
yet another reason to hate the 
(Georgetown Hoyas (as if you 
needed one) in this week's 
Klicks Komer Finally, get the 
scoop on today's NBA. 

Beyond the Main Line 

( ompiled by C'alista Harden 
Source: The Fhiluilelphia Irufuirtr 

l)ok wins in the Iowa caucuM's 

The Iowa primaries were con 
ilijcted Feb 12 as one of the first 
steps for the selection of a Republi 
can presidential nominee. Senate 
Majority leader Bob IXAc of Kan- 
sas won in Iowa with 26 percent of 
the votes That was only by a nar- 
row margin of three percent over Pat 
Buchanan. Eighteen percent of the 
voters supported former Tennessee 
Cjov. Lamar Alexander who finished 
third. Publisher Steve Forbes and 
Sen. Phil Gramm pulled in ten and 
nine percent, respectively. All other 
candidates lagged behind 

Both Dole and Buchanan were 
pleased with the results. Buchanan 
responded about the outcome, "This 
is a victory for a cause that is larger 
than all of us .. a new spirited con- 
servatism of the heart " Dole told 
supporters at his headquarters, "To- 
night was the first big step on the 

road to returning conservative corn 
iiion sense to the White House." 

300-car accident in Italy 

At least eleven f)eoplc lost then 
lives when 3(J<) vehicles collided in a 
chain-reaction on a highway near 
Verona, Italy. Hundreds were injured 
in the crash. The impact left distorted 
metal frames; gasoline-fed flames 
torched the sky. It was one of the most 
tragic highway disasters in Italy ever 

llie pile-up was caused by foggy 
weather ctmditions and speeding over 
the limit of 80 m.p.h 

"Italians tend to drive fast, and 
should be aware of the extreme dan- 
ger of fog," said Roberto Miceli, a 
spokesman for the Automobile Club 
of Italy in Rome. 

Arafat sworn into office 

Yasir Arafat was sworn in as the 
first Palestinian president Monday. He 
now heads an interim government 
with a legislative council of 88 repre- 
sentatives ITiis is a result of a deal 

with Israel that allows Palestine to rule 
Itself until both Israel and Palestine 
agree on the final status of the West 
Bank and Gaza Strip 

During his oath, Arafat vowed to 
be loyal to the homeland, majnlain the 
law, and maintain the interests of Pal- 
estinians. Arafat won by an over- 
whelming margin in the first elections 
for Palestine in January. 

'Bugged' building has new plans 

An eight-story complex on the US 

Embassy compound in Moscow 
built in 1985 will finally l)e utilized 
I'he office tower has been stand- 
ing vacant and useless because 
Soviet builders admitted to install 
ing sophisticated eavesdropping 
devices In order to do some recon- 
struction so the offices can be used 
productively, $240 million is 
needed. The electronic spying net- 
work in the structure is so sensi- 
tive that it could pick up muimurs 
in a room. 

Questions about minus 
system prompt study 

Candidates ' Day planned 
for prospective students 


Stuff Rf porter 

The Admission's Office ex- 
pects the largest turnout ever for 
this year's Candidates' Day. "We 
expect between 375 to 4(K) pro- 
spective students this year," said 
junior Scott Pappas, one of the 
student directors of this years 
event. In total, the Admission's 
Office expects 1,5(K) p>eople with 
family and friends of the candi- 
dates included. 

The annual Candidate's Day 
will fake place during the week- 
end of Feb. 1 7, starting with reg- 
istration at the duPont Pavilion on 
Friday. Tlie event is geared to- 
ward Early Action candidates 
who have already been accepted 
to the University. 

After registration there will be 
a reception at the President's lounge 
in the Connelly Center. The heads 
of each college will be allowed to 
speak and answer questions per- 
taining to their particular college. 

The Candidates will be given a 
more thorough tour of the Univer- 
sity by the Blue Key Society. "We 
want to give the prospective candi- 
dates a better taste of what 
Villanova is all about, and we want 
to show them how special (The 
University] is," Pappas said. 

Now is the time that those ac- 
cepted early into schools are decid- 
ing where they want to attend. TTie 
Admission's Office feels that Can- 
didates' Day is the best way to 
show the prospects much more of 
Villanova and what makes it differ- 
ent from other top universities. 


Editor- in -Chief 

The Office of the Registrar is cur- 
rently conducting a preliminary study 
to determine the change in grade point 
averages since the institution of the 
minus system. Dr. John Johannes, 
Vice President of Academic Affairs, 
stresses that the data accumulated will 
not settle the debate about whether the 
new grading system caused grade de- 
flation, grade inflation, or no change. 
"It's a first cut at some longitudinal 
numbers," he said. 

The study was begun a week and a 
half ago after The Villanovan re- 
quested grade point averages for the 
Spring 1995 and Fall 1995 terms. The 
new study compliments a broader 
study that the Registrar's Office al- 
ready was working on. "The Aca- 
demic Affairs committee of the Uni- 
versity Senate has requested some 
long term data looking at grade infla- 
tion," said Johannes. "To put these 
data together has taken some time, es- 
pecially in light of some of the other 
priorities the Registrar has had." 

Johannes was hoping to receive the 
data in time for his meeting with the 
deans of the different colleges. Bar- 
ring extenuating circumstances or ob- 
jections by the deans, the numbers 
then would be made public. TTie ef- 
fect of the minus system had prompted 
wide speculation in the past and these 
numbers would give the Villanova 

community its first hint as to the 
effect of the minus system. 

But Johannes cautions against 
making hasty judgments. "Just be- 
cause in one year grades may jump 
up or jump down doesn't necessar- 
ily signal a trend," he said. "It 
could be an aberration. If you Icxik 
historically, you'll find blips every 
now and then." 

Catherine Connor of the 
Registrar's Office is in charge of 
accumulating the data. "At this 
level, it's not going to be any great 
sophisticated analysis," said 
Johannes. "It'sjust goingtobe raw 
data." He also said that the num- 
bers would have to be more than 
simply the Spring and Fall grade 
point averages. "Whenever you 
make a comparison among grades, 
it has to be a comparison that is 
measuring apples against apples 
and oranges against oranges. If (the 
grades] are different, we want to 
make sure we measure them Fall 
against Fall and Spring against 
Spring. We want to put it in the 
context of trends." 

Many rea.sons originally were 
given for the change to the minus 
system, including competitiveness 
in the job market and post gradu- 
ate fields. To Johannes, who is new 
this year, the minus system's great- 
est attribute is the "equity and ac- 
curacy" generated by the greater 
grade differentiation. 






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CAT Night provides 
fun and information 


Staff Re[n>rter 

On Thursday Feb. H, from 7 10 
p.m., the Campus Activities Team and 
the Office of Student Development 
sponsored the Campus Activities 
Night at the Connelly Center The 
purfK)se of the evening was to allow 
members of the Villanova community 
to explore all of the different groups 
and activities on campus. 

ITiroughout the Connelly Center, 
tables were placed for all the groups 
that chose to attend the Campus Ac- 
tivities Night. The purpose of the 
tables was to allow the members of 
the University community to talk to 
members of the different groups in 
order to gain an appreciation for all 
the activities that the University's 
campus has to offer Nearly all of the 
different tables offered the opix)rtunity 
for spectators to apply for membership 
into the activity represented. Mr. 
Randy Farmer, coordinator of the Of- 
fice of Student Development, stated 
that the evening "Provides and oppor- 
tunity for students who haven't found 
their niche in a co-curricular organi- 
zation. " Many of the groups also gave 
awayfree gifts to people, just for stop- 
ping by to see what the activity was 
all about. CAT Vice-President of Pub- 
lic Relations, Lori Skarbek, said, 
"This is a night where anyone can get 
involved and realize what is offered 
within CAT and the University com- 

munity ' 

In addition to the various tables, 
there were several sources of enter- 
tainment throughout the Connelly 
Center I'he Belle Air Terract sported 
hmmy Gay, a multi-cultural come- 
dian, while The Bogmen, a visiting 
alternative band, played in the 
Villanova Rtx)m. The Bogmen com- 
manded an audience of nearly 3(X) stu- 
dents, many of whom seemed enthu- 
siastic about their performance 
Throughout the evening, the Villanova 
Tech Crew deejayed in the lower level 
of the Connelly Center. Artists, pro- 
vided by the Office of Student Devel- 
opment, drew caricatures of anyone 
who wished to be a subject, in addi- 
tion to the various forms of entertain- 
ment, Thursday night's episode of the 
TV show Friends was also shown. 

Many people who had prepared for 
the event felt that the attendance was 
extremely low for an event of this im- 
portance. Jim Donio, a member of 
various campus organizations, stated, 
"The intent of the night was a great 
one, well planned and orchestrated. 
However the attendance was poor and 
that surely was a letdown to everyone 
involved." Donio went on to say, "Ev- 
eryone who worked to make this 
evening a success should be very 
proud, and those students who did not 
attend missed a great opfxirtimity to 
get involved with campus organiza- 

In response to the lack of atten- 

PHOn)B> kAR,A(.Ki)Bl KI 

The Campus Activities Team (CAT) sponsored the Campus Activities Night in the Connelly Center 

dance for the event. Farmer stated, "1 
was very disappointed in the number 
of students not involved, and would 
liked to have seen more student in- 
volvement " He went on to add, "The 
number of .student leaders who came 
was impressive. That was a testimony 
to the dedication of student leaders in 
the organizations here at The Univer- 
sity. It was certainly a positive aspect 
of the evening." Farmer also stated 
that he was very pleased with the co- 
of)eration and support the Connelly 
Center had afforded him. 

Speaker discusses black women 


Staff Reporter 

On Wednesday Feb. 7, the Afri- 
can Studies department held a lecture 
by Dr. Bettye Gardner. As president 
of the Afro-American Studies 
ASALH, she is well-versed in the his- 
tory of the African-American woman 
in the past and present of the United 
States. Gardner feels that knowledge 
of the struggles and triumphs of the 
African-American woman can help 
people realize the possibilities for the 

A professor of history at Coppin 
State College and the president of the 
ASALH, Gardner began her lecture 
with a discussion about the founder 
of the organization and how he over- 
came the obstacles before him to 
found the ASALH. She is only the 
third woman to preside over the 
ASALH and strives, through her work 
and lectures, to educate the people 
whom she teaches. 

Gardner talked about the begin- 
nings of slavery in the United States 
and how that affected the African 
woman. When the first settlements 
were established in the colonies, the 
African women were some of the first 
women to establish themselves until 
the English brought their wives and 
children over with them. The first 
slaves brought to the new world were 
brought as indentured servants, but as 
the trade of tobacco and cotton in- 
creased, so did the enslavement of the 
Africans. Gardner mentioned a spe- 
cific case in which three indentured 
servants were on the brink of being 
let into freedom. Two were black and 
one was white. The white servant was 
let go while the black servants were 
kept as slaves. The enslavement was 
not exclusive to males though. 

Gardner broadened the lecture into 
the discussion of the particular evils 
wrought upon the female slaves. In 
some cases, the female slaves were 
treated almost as a part of the family. 

in the case of children's nurses and 
housekeepers. They often had rule 
over the other house workers. TTie tri- 
als these women had to face, though, 
were enormous. Many were rap>ed by 
their masters who felt their "owner- 
ship" entitled them to take liberties of 
which they were not expected to take 
responsibility. They would typically 
rape the slave women and not ac- 
knowledge the children born of the 

Gardener concluded her lecture 
with a question and answer period 
during which the audience posed 
thought-provoking questions based 
mostly on what seemed to be an ex- 
pansive knowledge of the field. The 
Africana studies department seemed 
to appreciate Gardener's presentation 
and welcomed the audience to attend 
future events during Black History 


A Cliinese New Year celebration was held Feb. 10. 

Conference develops 
leadership skills 


Features Editor 

On Tuesday Feb 20. Villanova 
academicians and staff will present 
"Leadership 2(XK): Developing Lead- 
ership Skills in a Multi-cultural 
World" in the Connelly Center cin- 
ema and in the Villanova Rcx^m. This, 
evening workshop will bring together 
student leaders from nearby Cheyney 
University with students and advisors 
from Villanova 

The program, supported by Stu- 
dent DeveJopmenI and MuJti-cuJtura/ 
Affairs, is designed to help students 
identify with the challenges associ- 
ated with leading in a culturally di- 
verse world. 

According to Randy Farmer, di- 
rector of Student Development, "If 
you're going to be successful in the 
workplace, you'd better have a handle 
on leading in a diverse environment " 
Farmer described Leadership 2()(K) as 
"an attempt to educate and make our 

student leaders aware of some of the 
unique dynamics of leading in a di 
verse environment" 

Dr Bertice Berry, former syndi 
cated talk show host., award winning 
college entertainer and scxiology pro- 
fessor at the University of North Caro- 
lina, will be the featured guest facili- 
tator of the workshop. "Her approach 
is a combination of a morality lecture 
and a comedy routine," said Farmer 
Berry's presentation style will enter- 
tain while relaying key messages to 
Ihe audience. She will include discus- 
sion groups and problem solving ac- 
tivities in her presentation, emphasiz- 
ing experimental and interactive 
teaching exercises. 

"This is a reflection of something 
everyone has invested in. " said 
Farmer. He continued, "the vision of 
the University has been laid out by the 
President and the Board of Trustees. 
Everybody recognizes that, embraces 
it and works together to support that 

Chinese Banquet rings 
in the year of the rat 


Assistant Ne\\s Editor 

The Chinese New Year was eel 
ebrated with a banquet on Feb 10. 
sponsored by the Universitvs Asian 
Student AsMxiation, the International 
Student A.vs<K"iation, the Campus Ac 
tivities Team and the .Student (iovem 
ment A.ssociation. The banquet m 
eluded a buffet of Chinese cuisine. 
modem and traditional entertainment, 
educational presentations and a fash 
ion show "It was great focxi and great 
fun." said junior James Jordan who 
attended the festivities 

The evening started with a buffet 
dinner with egg rolls, chicken and 
green beans, pepper steak, fortune 
CfKikies and other dishes A presen 
tation was given bv Oian Xu .She dis 
cussed the Chinese /(nliac. the Chi 
nese calendar which is based on the 
lunar calendar and which inaiigur;itts 
IWfi on Feb 1'^ and the characteris- 
tics of IM^fv ihf year of the rat \^\ 
Yinliang (hi. professor ol ( hincsr 
language and literature demonstr.itcil 
the art of lai Chi l)r Chi s.iul. ' lai 
Chi IS a form of mediation .ind cvtr 
cise It IS especially g(HHl for relics 
ing stress ■ 

Several genres df rnlort.iinmonl 
vycrc presented Students from the 
Main Line Chinese Sch<K>l pcrformetl 

the festive dragon dance l"hey also ex- 
hibited a dance using flowing ribbons 
.ind another show ing a cirl doing cm 
broidery A Kung Fu dance wiiti 
swcirds was also displayed The siu 
denis also Jcmonsir.Ucd ,i skillful 
game w ilh the pull bell, a ( hincse \o- 
vo .Members nf the audience were 
encouraged to try the game Teachers 
at the Main Line Chinese School sang 
a traditional Chinese song Mike 
(iruta, a University |unior, performed 
a modem s<ing popular in Hong Kong 
in the Cantonese dialect ITie enter- 
tainment was well put together It \m ni 
a lot better this year." said )unior Nhi 
Ho. coordinator of the event 

The final presentation was the fash 
ion show Clothing form all ovir Asia 
was mrxleled by students and childnn 
It showed dress from China, Jap.m. 
Korea. Vietnam, the Philippiius, I ,ios 
and si-yeral regions m liuli.t Mm. h of 
Ihe clothing had yivul colors, line 
I inbroidery and intricate designs, hui 
each outfit was unu^uc !<< its paitKU- iiillure 

1 wish therr v.trc more \ ill,iiio\a 
sUidenIs and faculty |al ihe hainjuetl 
Ix'cause it wasverv ethical lonai Ifiost,- 
who came got a lot out i^f the program 
Ihis whole banquet was put together 
tor Ihe \illano\a eommunilN." Ho 
said ITie banquet ended with a hip 
hop l)J and dam e 

Page 4 


February 16, 1995 

Students coordinate AIDS Awareness Week 


Assistant News Editor 

This past week, Feb 12-16, was 
the iialiDiKilly celelnated AIDS Aware- 
ness Week. ViliaiKwa has participated, 
as it has ill the past, with events that 
were both beneficial and informative 

This is the first year that the stu- 
dents have run this event entirely on 
their own In the past, faculty mem- 
bers have always been involved with 
the week. Unlike last year, there are 
no panels for speakers. However, the 
CDiiimiltee still booked one speaker, 
"Linda" (arr.biguous to project confi- 
dentiality ) who spoke about what it is 
like to live with AIDS, on Tuesday 
Feb. 13. 

The movie Boys on the Side played 
on Wednesday night and all of the pro- 
ceeds benefited the Delaware County 
AIDS Network (DCAN). There was 
not a movie showing last year. Each 
year, Interpreters Iheater puts on a 
different play and this year it was held 
in Stanford Hall. On F-riday night at H 
p.m., there will be a concert with four 
bands; The Squids, Digger and Fat 


(continued from pa ^e I) 
take this opportunity to help set the 
course for future basketball ticket lot- 
teries," said O'Brien. "It is a good way 
for students to show ownership of this 
school issue, " he added. 

Day The show costs ihue doll.iis a 
person and .ill |iroceetls go to the 
Calcutta House, which is an AIDS 

In addition to these events, profes- 
sors were having presentations in their 
classrooms all week. Red ribbons 
were distributed, which represent a 
person's awareness of the disease, and 
information tables were set up in the 

( onnelly Center and dining halls 

This year, there was no chairpei 
son for the event Instead, there was 
an executive board composed of all 
students and one faculty advisor, 
Nancy Hensler, from the Honors de- 
partment. According to Ann 
Gavaghan, a member of the executive 
board of AIDS Peer Educators, this 
year the students came up with most 

of the events on Iheir own Gavaghan 
said, "this years event has gone ic 
ally well We're excited because it is 
the first year that it is entirely student 
run and we are happy with what we 
have done." 

(javaghan also stressed the concern 
that many have regarding AIDS 
Awareness Week, which is that people 
will only think about AIDS during this 

week and neglect the concept of the 
disease the rest ol the year. "I want to 
encourage students to think ot AIDS 
the entire year, not just when we're 
selling ribbons in the dining hall, 'she 
said. "When you are drinking and 
about to hook up, and when a friend 
offers to pierce yt)ur ear, you are think 
ing about AIDS." 

February 16. 1996 


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201 Dougherty Hall. Villanova Vnncrsify, Villaruna. Pa /W«5 

Junathan M. KIkk and Joe Patterson 
Kditors in Chief 

Karen M. (louiart 
Associate Kditor 

James iVl. Uonio and (>ina Kullu 
Mana^in^ F2diturs 

Raising the level of discussion on campus. 

Research proposal 
leads University in 
wrong direction 

This past year, Villanova University was ranked no. 1 among 
regional colleges and universities in respect to its quality of 
teaching by U.S. News unci World Report. Apparently, Dr. 
Jack Pearce, dean of the College of Commerce and Finance, 
does not read that magazine. 

At a recent Faculty Senate meeting, Pearce proposed a plan 
whereby business faculty members could gain lighter teach- 
ing loads by doing more research and nK)re publishing. If for 
some reason a professor decided not to do this research, a 
heavier than normal leaching load will be assigned. 

This proposal is disturbing on many levels. First of all, it 
entirely rejects Villanova's history of emphasizing classroom 
instruction over all else. As a management scholar, Pearce 
should know that sticking to what an organization does best 
ponioles excellence. With such a plan enacted, how long will 
It be until the college follows the route of large research schools 
where students spend two years learning from graduate assis- 
tants before they ever meet a professor who actually teaches? 
When that happens, C&F will become just another mediocre 
over-priced business school, its competitive advantage will 
be gone. 

Secondly, what sense is there in '"punishing" teachers who 
enjoy and excel at teaching by adding to their workload? These 
are the people who should be praised and rewarded for a job 
well done. Lindback award winners are chosen because of 
their excellence in the classroom, not because of how many 
times their names appear in print, yet this proposal seems to 
belittle the value of such outstanding work. 

Also, for those professors who choose to spend a signifi- 
cant amount of their time researching and publishing, let them 
use this outside work as a complement to their teaching, not a 
substitute for it. These people can be invaluable assets in a 
class, but not if they are "rewarded" with reduced class time. 

Lastly, although this proposal is slated only to affect C&F, 
how long will it be until research becomes the focus of the 
entire University? Once this bias against teaching becomes 
entrenched in Bartley Hall, it will have little trouble march- 
ing west through campus until it becomes standard Univer- 
sity policy. 

Faculty and students alike have a vested interest in seeing 
this proposal die. No Villanova student pays $16,(KX) per year 
to be an impediment to a professor's "serious" work, and no 
teacher should be encouraged to stop teaching. 


Novan Poll 

Should C&F enact its proposal to 

reward research with lighter 

teaching loads? Would such a policy 

harm the school's reputation for 

excellent teaching? What are the 

chances of such a policy spreading 

across the University? Would 

increased research significantly 

impact Villanova's reputation? 

Please send your responses via e-mail to 
Please include your name, year, major and telephone number. 

National Student News Service. 1996 




Students stress 

To the Editor: 

The sacrifice of several trees for the 
Villanova underpass construction has 
recently attracted attention to environ- 
mental concerns. As hiok)gists, we 
have approached this issue with sci- 
entific perspectives as well as with 
our personal environmental ethics 
The major benefit of the underpass 
will be the added safety for Villanova 
students, while we believe that a cost 
of the construction is the loss of trees. 
The mentality, expressed recently to 
the Villanovan, regarding trees as ex- 
pendable commoditities existing 
solely for the benefit of humans is dis- 
turbing. This anthrop(K'entrism creates 
a human image of dominance and su- 
periority. If we continue on our cur- 
rent path of habitat destruction, future 
generations will regret our actions. 
The state of Pennsylvania once passed 
a statute providing its citizens with the 
basic right to a clean environment. 
Currently, state offficials and courts 
are unable to administer such a guar- 
antee. Our problems of p)olluted air, 
water and soil cannot be solved un- 
less we adopt a radically different en- 
vironmental stance. We fully believe 
that ecological studies can find a me- 
dian between preserving natural habi- 
tat and encouraging human innova- 
tion. Twenty million hectares of 
rainforest are cleared each year. We 
must no longer take lightly incidents 
such as the one Villanova is currently 
facing. We commend students and fac- 
ulty who have developed and upheld 
their environmental ethics and 
strongly urge others to respect and in 
vestigate their views. 

Merritt IXiretsky 

Joel (ireshock 

Kathy C'iarimboli 

Reader calls for 
improvement of 
University student 

To the F.ditor: 

When a writer suhniils an .irtii k- 
tor publication in a newspaper or 
magazine, naturally he runs the risk 
of having his article edited When a 
student submits a piece to the Villano 
van, he risks having that piece edited, 
delayed, lost, and diminished from 
being a perfectly decent article for 
print to a web of misspellings, poot 

spacing and typos I'hc VillanovaiT 

is designated to act as a forum for Vil- 
lanova writers to express their opin- 
ions, share their experience and 
knowledge, and to partake in an ac- 
tivity which is of interest to them The 
Villanovan represents Villanova Uni- 
versity. Therefore it doesn't say much 
for the competence of our school when 
a Villanovan article about Bertucci's 
restaurant magically transforms half- 
way through to an article about a non- 
existent restaurant called Bardic "s. 

So what is the root of the problem'.' 
Why didn't half the school even know 
about our school newspaper until last 
week's article about "Crazy Chris and 
Sideshow Bob?" What is the possi- 
bility of salvaging this miserable dis- 
play of grammar, mistakes and lack 
of creativity and producing a real 
newspaper that students will explore 
further than the basketball pictures and 
Greek Briefs? 

Perhaps the Villanovan should .seek 
out typists who have the time to type 
meticulously and take advantage of 
spell check. Mayt)e members of the 
English department wouldn't mind 
proofreading certain articles before 
they hit the press. Regardless, it cer- 
tainly couldn't be a matter of under 
staffing because I have several friends 
who have left messages at the Villano- 
van office expressing their interest to 
get involved, and whose phone calls 
were regretfully unretumed. 

Whatever the problem may be, it 
needs to be rectified. Until then, I will 
continue to hide my copy of The Vil- 
lanovan away in my book bag every 
time a prospective student crosses my 

Jenna IVoy 
Class of 1998 

.tcnna Trov is a regular contribu- 
tor to The Villanovan. 

Extended gym 
hours needed 

To the Editor: 

It was Thursday night; we were 
bored and needed something to do. We 
decided to get a few guys to play bas- 
ketball So wc hiked up to Alumni 
I lall, but, much to our dismay, the door 
was locked and there was a dance 
being conducted We then proceeded 
1(1 walk to St. Marys gym and found 
a karate class scheduled to be (wer at 
10 p m (which is the closing time of 
the gym) 

Intranuirals were being held in 
DuPcnit, so that was out of the ques 
lion Discouraged, we went home 
Two days later, we again decided to 
play basketball We went to duPont al 

about 8:70p.m. We played for alxtut a 
little more than an hour and were then 
interrupted by a Public Safety officer. 
Me informed us that we had to leave 
because, "the guard al the gate wanted 
to go home early." We were forced to 
leave at about ^> Two of the 
biggest complaints about college stu- 
dents is that they are lazy and alco- 
holics. Being sophomores with lim- 
ited transportation, it is tough to find 
alternatives later at night. Presently, 
the gyms are all closed by 10 p.m. and 
the weight rooms are closed by ^ How 
are students supposed to make use oi 
these facilities when they close early 
and homework and studying take pre- 
cedence. According to published sta- 
tistics by Public Safety, excessive 
drinking is the main reason for arrests 
and vandalism on this campus. With 
the campus shut down by 10 p.m. ev- 
ery night (including the weekends), 
what else is there to do.' 

Part of being a well-rounded and 
healthy person requires the mind and 
body get an equal amount of attention 
Villanova would like its students to be 
known for their many different abili- 
ties. A healthy student is more likely 
to succeed. Sports, to some, are an 
outlet, a way to relieve the pressures 
that accumulate over time. Extending 
hours of the gyms and weight rooms 
would give students more time to get 
the exercise they want and the outlet 
they need. Other schools have realized 
this and remain open later, on average 
to about 12 or 1 . Most of these schools 
cannot compete with Villanova, ath- 
letically or academically. By extend- 
ing the hours, Villanova can continue 
with its reputation of a well-rounded 

Thomas Chapman 
(lass of 1998 


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Professor calls faculty to respond to C&F proposal 


Faculty Op-Ed 

"And it is worth noting that noth- 
ing is harder to manage, more risky 
in its undertaking, or more doubtful 
of success than to set up as the intro 
ducer of a new order. Such an innova- 
tor has as enemies all the people who 
were doing well under the old order, 
and only halfhearted defenders in 
those who hope to profit from the new. 
This halfheartedness derives partly 
from fear of opponents who have the 
law {tradition) on their side, and 
partly from human skepticism, since 
men don 't really believe in anything 
new till they have solid e.xperience of 
it. " -Machiavelli 

Change is exhilarating. Change is 
fear provoking. Change is necessary. 
Change will happen whether you want 
it or not. 

There is a new game in town. Just 
came in this September, but, if you 
have been paying close attention, it has 
been here much longer than that. 

The latest manifestation of change 
came cloaked in a draft f>olicy state- 
ment dated Jan. 19, 1996. It comes 
from the College of Commerce and 
Finance. It is a broad ranging state- 
ment. One that has as its intent the en- 
richment of research among the fac- 
ulty in that College. It could also be 
described, fairly, as a policy statement 
intended to increase faculty produc- 
tivity at Villanova. 

As is the case in all p>olicy state- 
ments calling for change, it is exhila- 
rating. And it has provoked fear. They 
are talking about the faculty unioniz- 
ing again. Haven't heard that one since 

Up in the St. Augustine Center 
people are worried and outraged. Is 
this a policy aimed only at a business 
faculty who need to be whipped into 
shape? Or is this a blueprint for the 
future? Five courses a normal teach- 
ing load. 

Let us be clear about one thing. 
Villanova has been on an upward spi- 
ral for a long time. Long before TQM, 
VQI or this new policy statement came 
into being. If you don't believe it, ask 
the folks at U.S. News and World Re 
port. Better yet, ask the admissions 

One of the strengths of our Uni- 
versity has been its commitment to 
the notion of community. A nurturing 
community. A community based on 
the notion of Christian witness and 
Christian charity (agape). One of the 
weaknesses of the policy statement of 
Jan, 19 is its language. To be more pre- 
cise, the absence in that document of 
any understanding of the kind of com- 
munity that we have traditionally 
been. There is nothing Augustinian 
about this document. And it is an af- 
front to our Mission Statement 

You "owe" the university. That's 
what it says. You have to "repay" the 
University. As if we are not the Uni- 
versity. As if we are hired help. As if 
there is some "they" who are the Uni- 

Who are they? The Administra- 
tion? The Administration is not the 
University. Faculty and students make 
up the essential core of any university. 
The administration and staff, well, 
their job (my job) is to lead the com- 
munity, set goals, and support the es- 
sential work of the community which 
takes place in the trenches. 

I serve on our VQI Community 

Pat Buchanan makes 
primaries interesting 


Fat Buchanan just won't go away. 
For years, he's served as the con- 
science of the Republican Party, per- 
petually stirring the pot. Many mod- 
erates blame the commentator for 
George Bush's 1992 loss and even 
more brand him as a party renegade. 
He inspires an uncomfortable feeling 
in the stomachs of many of the party 
faithful and has been unfairly branded 
as a hate monger by many of his left- opponents. 

Nevertheless, it is Patrick 
Buchanan who will make the 1996 
Presidential primaries interesting. He 
is truly the wildcard in what is now a 
wide-open race. 

Most political pundits attempt to 
dismiss his chances of being nomi- 
nated. In the end, though, it will be 
the Republican voters that decide the 
future of the caustic Buchanan. 
Buoyed by upset wins in Alaska's 
straw poll and Louisiana's caucus, he 
rode into Iowa and ran almost even 
with front-runner Bob Dole. 

Buchanan ha.s managed to tap into 
the strong base of social and religious 
conservatives. With the possible ex- 
ception of Alan Keyes, he is the only 
Republican candidate with any vim 
and vigor. He speaks poignantly about 
the moral crisis that he sees envelop- 
ing this nation. He is unabashedly 
pro-life and makes no apologies for 
his strong and unwavering moral 

He preaches a "new-spirited con- 
servatism of the heart" that will help 
America win the "culture war" he de- 
scribed in his 1992 convention speak. 
His rhetoric is abrasive but powerful 
and he Ls now benefitting from a strong following. He is consis- 
tently outspent by his better-financed 
rivals, but he has managed to remain 

In fact, he spent less than $700,0(X) 

committee. The other day one of my 
colleagues said, "You can really tell 
you're in trouble when they have to 
create a committee for community." 
Maybe he was right. 

There is a second disturbing tone 
to this draft policy. The way in which 
it devalues teaching in the classroom. 

Teaching is a punishment. You 
don't publish — you teach more. That 
is what it says. Teaching is not a pun- 
ishment. It is the lifeblood of a Uni- 
versity. Without it, there is no Univer- 
sity. Period. 

On the one hand, there is a well 
known tendency in academics to Imik 
upon non-publishing faculty as dead- 
wood. "They don't belong here, they 
never should have gotten tenure or 
they have grown lazy and packed it 

A second type of non-publishing 
faculty are seen as being good in the 
classroom and around the campus, 
making their contributions felt in their 
work with their students and those 

in Iowa. Steve Forbes spent $4 mil- 
lion. His aggregate campaign funds 
are still less than $7 million, while 
Dole boasts of numbers that exceed 
$25 million. Quite possibly, the mes- 
sage is just as important as the pack- 

Admittedly, Buchanan's message 
has flaws. His wacky economic prin- 
ciples threaten to throw America off 
the path of free market capitalism and 
his opposition to global trade is both 
naive and distressing. It will certainly 
be interesting to see how he fares in 
the traditionally more economically 
conscious state of New Hampshire. It 
should be remembered that he .shocked 
the analysts four years ago when he 
logged nearly 40 percent in the pri- 
mary race with Bush. 

Buchanan's faults don't end with 
his economic isolationism, though. 
His admirable nationalism has the 
unfortunate effect of establishing him 
as opposed to America's current role 
in worid politics He denies America's 
moral obligation to lead and would 
prefer to withdraw from worthwhile 
global endeavors. 

He certainly isn't an ideal candi- 
date, but his message is one that 
should not be denied. In es,sence, he 
is instructing his fellow Republicans 
not to sell them.selves out to a moder- 
ate stance in the hope of beating Bill 

For Buchanan, the presidency is 
not an all-consuming pa.ssion that will 
cause an identity crisis. He is content 
to pontificate and speak toward the 
issues that he sees threatening the 
moral fabric of society. 

Maybe the Buchanan bliz/ard will 
blow itself out More likely, Pat 
Buchanan will, at the very, put 
him.self in a position to help frame the 
Party's discu.ssion. 

He is no longer a fringe politician, 
a fact that will be lamented by both 
Republicans and Democrats alike 

with whom they come in contact 
What arc the implications of this 

Let's put that deadw(H)d in the class 
more often. Have them teach more of 
our students. Ixt's create a true 
system and give our students more of 
the worst and less of the best. Let's 
take those people who are really do- 
ing a good job and punish them for 
not publishing in top journals. That 
will teach them a les.son. Why? 

Or, maybe, just maybe, it will 
cause this latter group to give up on 
their students and become selfish just 
as those faculty who are purely re- 
search oriented already are. Cut cor- 
ners in the classroom. Have fewer of- 
fice hours. Interact with their students 
less and less. 

In either case, who loses? Students. 

So much for Villanova's claim that 
it is primarily a teaching institution. 

There exists already a precedent for 
the proposed policy. Arts and Sciences 
has a policy which gives faculty the 

opportunity to receive reduced loads 
lor research. There is a review process 
which occurs automatically. Faculty 
have the right to apply for that reduced 
load, or if they wish, they can opt to 
teach twelve hours. The chf)ice is 
theirs. 12 hours without significant re- 
search activity is a rea.sonable teach- 
ing assignment. 

My second suggestion is that we, 
the faculty, begin by reaffirming our 
clear commitment to excellence in 
everything that we do as faculty. Most 
of us have been doing that already In 
the classroom and in our research. 
Working with .students in and out of 
class. In the countless hours spent in 
committees. Villanova, as we all know 
loves committees. It specializes in 
committee work. 

I ask my colleagues to respond to 
the call. Together we can help make 
Villanova every thing we want it to 
be. We do not need our "superiors" 
telling us what we already know. 

New communications bill seriously 
threatens first amendment rights 


The Communications Decency Act 
of 1995, which was part of the 
Telecom Reform Bill signed into law 
by President Clinton on Feb. 8, 1996, 
imposes many new restrictions on 
communications of all kinds. This 
means phone calls, faxes, e-mail, and 
the Internet. 

The restrictions were designed to 
prevent pornography and obscene ma- 
terial from being transmitted to mi- 
nors. The restrictions are very radi- 
cal, and the bill 's wording is extremely 
ambiguous allowing for gross misin- 
terpretation. In addition, it is unnec- 
essary, as there are already pre-exist- 
ing laws that deal with obscene mate- 
rial in all existing and non-existing 
forms of communication. 

Many politicians have come out 
against the bill, and the American 
Civil Liberties Union as well as sev- 
eral other organizations have taken 
measures against it. Representative 

Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) was the first 
to speak out, calling the bill "...the 
cyberspace equivalent of book burn- 

The bill mandates that all forms of 
electronic communication be moni- 
tored for content. This means that all 
the e-mail sent in this country, all the 
phone calls, all the web pages, faxes, 
news group jwsts, and other forms of 
communication cannot contain any- 
thing indecent, obscene or annoying 
(actual words on the bill) porno- 
graphic, sexual in content or represen- 
tative of sexual content. It also estab- 
lishes many other restrictions on com- 
munications, especially phone com- 

The penalties are a fine of up to 
$100,00{) and/or up to two years in 
jail. The basis on what will be deemed 
obscene, annoying, or otherwise ille- 
gal, has not ben defined. Legally you 
could be arrested for making a prank 
phone call, talking about sex in an e- 
mail message or phone conversation. 

having any picture containing nudity 
(cartoons, and artistic works: 
Michelangelo's DAVID, not ex- 
cluded.) on a web page or fax, or even 
failing to identify one's elf in a phone 
conversation are all grounds for pros- 
ecution under the current law. 

Fven information on AIDS preven- 
tion can no longer be sent over the 

This definitely affects everyone 
on this campus, and in this country, 
and will affect them increasingly more 
in the future as te/ecomniunicalions 
become even more integral to our 
daily lives. We must fight back for 
our first amendment rights. 

1 urge everyone, regardless of feel- 
ings on this issue, to become aware of 
the facts in this case . The Voters Tele- 
communications Watch, and the Cen- 
ter for Democracy and Technology 
will both be able to inform people on 
this is.sue, and are easily reachable by 
phone or through the Internet. 

Censorship hits the Internet 


President Clinton signed a contro- 
versial communications bill week 
that once again brings censorship to 
the forefront of public rhetoric. The 
law, which revamps the Communica- 
tions Act of 1934, would require new 
TV sets to be equipped with a special 
computer chip able to screen out pro- 
grams electronically rated for violent 
content and other objectionable con- 
tent. More important, the law, for the 
first time, outlaws transmi.ssion of in- 
decent and other sexually explicit 
materials over computer networks. 

For cyber-travelers like myself, this 
bill translates into the regulation and 
monitoring of the Internet-the ideal 
techno-marketplace of expression and 
ideas. Prior to the law, the Internet 
was the only form of free, self-regu- 
lated communication for the general 
public where one was able to leave 
behind politicians, bureaucrats, police, 
armies and any concept of crime be- rules and behavior was largely 
di.sconnected from government coer- 
cion. But now it's government con- 
trolled, and all u.sers better be aware 
of what they say, Uncle Sam 
will be watching 

Why do the people in Washington 
have such an urge to monitor the lines 
that construct cyberspace and the mil- 
lions who communicate through 
them? Maybe these people are just 
control freaks Or, maybe they heard 
a three letter word in the same sen 

tence as the Internet and decided that 
something must be done to erase the 
word from the cyberspace chalkboard. 
That's right. Say it softly, so as not to 
wake the children. There's s-e-x on 
the Internet. And this s-e-x is so preva- 
lent in cyberspace that it is tearing 
apart the moral fabric of youth in our 
society. At least that's what certain 
fKiliticians and the media want us to 

According to these parties, 
cyberspace is nothing but an electronic 
Nighttown populated with the digi- 
tized equivalent of porn mags and sex 
clubs, as well as hi.story's most fertile 
feeding ground for real-life child mo- 
lesters. Their gripe is partially legiti- 
mate. As any .sane modem jockey will 
vouch, there is an active sexual under- 
ground on the Net, full of enough por- 
nography and indecency to satiate the 
hunger of any pervert. 

Yet, sex on the Internet is less 
prevalent than some would have us 
believe Internet scholars have esti- 
mated that less than one percent of the 
me.s.sages in cyberspace are sex-ori 
ented. This figure is certainly lower 
than the amount of sexual mes-sages 
or imagery any individual, including 
a child, is exposed to in a normal day. 
You could find more sexual content 
in a library. Just turn on the televi- 
sion during prime-time. You might be 
surprised of the amount of s-e-x you 
sec. whether you want to see it or not 
At least on the Internet it's harder to 

1, like most of the public, do not 
condone the indecency found on the 
Net.. But. at the same time, I believe 
that there must be a better way to regu- 
late children's usage of the technol- 
ogy. Why not develop a parallel to 
the V-chip (V for violence) that would 
allow parents to screen and control 
their child's usage of the Net? I'm 
sure the .same people who developed 
the programs used to explore the Net 
could accomplish this goal Instead, 
the government has decided to steal 
what would be the decision-making 
power of the individual and made the 
decision for all of us, regardless of 
whether we like it or not 

According to the new law, any 
"comment, request, suggestion, pro- 
posal, image or other communication 
that, in context, depicts or describes, 
in terms patently offensive as mea- 
sured by contemporary community 
standards, sexual or excretory activi- 
ties or organs" on the Internet is con- 
sidered criminal. Can anyone explain 
to me exactly what this undefined hill 
of verbosity means? Or do I have to 
wait for the Supreme Court to trans- 
late it. 

In the meantime, cyberpunks be 
aware If you're a Net user, you bet- 
ter n(^t read Catcher in the Rye off the 
Net Don't you dare quote Dr Dre or 
Snoop Doggy Dogg on those chat 
lines After all, ycni wouldn't want 
Uncle Sam to come in and pull the 
plug on demcKracy. 

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February 16. 1996 


Opposition to western culture hurts education 


The multicultural movement may 
appear to he a relatively new move in 
the university, but genuine 
multiculluralism is hy no means a new 
phenomenon. Many ot our parents' 
college education may have been more 
multicultural and diverse than we 
think, and their curriculum also man- 
aged to give primacy to the Western 
tradition. Under this philosophy o( 
education, students could understand 
how, from the Western tradition, 
America has inherited unique things 
like the political tradition ot represen- 
tative democracy in America. 

What was once unheard of are the 
wild courses that are products of a 
radical multiculturalism However, 
these are not part of Villanova's cur- 
riculum and should not be if Villanova 
desires to maintain its academic integ- 
rity and to remain true t<i its educa- 
tional philosophy. There is, of course, 
a concern of the pendulum swinging 
too far from one end to the other in 
most college curriculums due to the 
growth of a politicized stale of the 
university Another concern is the ten- 
dency to polemicize the discussion of 
multiculturalism with each "side" tak- 
ing extreme examples of the worst of 
multiculturalism and the worst of the 
Western heritage. Villanova must not 
fall prey to this if there is to be a real 
discussion about the merits and prob- 
lems of multiculturalism and current 
ideas about "diversity". 

Villanova is striving to succes,sfully 
maintain both the integrity of their 
Western civilization curriculum and 
handling the growth of a more politi- 
cally correct, multicultural curricu- 
lum. The students appear mixed on 
the success of the balance. For a past 
example, there was obvious student 
protest some years back when "diver- 
sity" requirements were first being 
instituted There was a time, believe 
il or not, when students were handing 
out flyers at Homecoming '91 warn- 
ing alumni that the pendulum indeed 
may be swinging too far towards a 

politicized, "multi-culti" education. 
Courtesy of the College Republicans, 
a nationally syndicated columnist, 
Joseph Sobran, was brought in that 
year to speak on the hot topic in a 
North lounge so packed that it forced 
students in the hall. Some professors 
even canceled class and required stu- 
dents to attend the talk. 

Now the freshman entering 
Villanova are unaware of the "pre-re- 
quirement" and the "pre- P("' days. 
And now students are only too pain- 
fully aware of the tendency to ap- 
proach the Western tradition as a rac- 
ist, sexist, oppressive and imperialist 

For "diversity" to be incorporated 
into today's college curriculum, it 
sometimes means a greater focus on 
the "representativeness" of the author 
rather than on the quality of the work. 
This commonly occurs in resp<inse U) 
questions like, "How many gay writ- 
ers are on the reading list".'" or "How 
many mmority authors are read in this 
class?" Questions like these are the 
total reversal of the message of the 
196()'s. They make determinations on 
sex and race instead of on the content 
of the work. This is undemocratic and 
patriarchal. It implies that the work 
by individuals who are part of certain 
groups cannot appeal by superb qual- 
ity alone. Today's society has pro- 
duced and is producing fine work (by 
people who are not white-males) 
which will be incorfxirated into a cur- 
riculum based on merit. Works by 
these authors should be appreciated 
the same as we should appreciate the 
best of thought that comes from the 
while-male thinkers in history. 

Amidst the drive for a politically 
correct curriculum and a drive for the 
maintenance of tradition, Villanova 
has a four-year-old Core Humanities 
program in which the courses have 
brought the diversity and multi- 
culturalism of western civilization to 
the forefront of the freshman liberal 
arts curriculum. The implementation 
of these small seminars ought to be 
applauded as one of the university's 

best academic improvements of the 
decade Villanova did its homework 
when devising these course series. 

The opptisition'of education in the 
Western tradition and a multicultural 
education ought not to be a reality at 
Villanova. "Diversity" supporters of- 
ten seem at war with the whole West- 
ern civilization. However, the tradi- 
tion of western civilization is one with 
great "tolerance" and true encourage- 
ment of "diversity." The development 
of liberty in the West is unparalleled 
and the intellectual history can appear 
to be too diverse and great to warrant 
only one class in the area. The move 
from "Western Civilization" to "World 
Civilization" classes is an injustice 

'Novan Poll Results 

Responses to last week's questions: 

Has Villanova's quest for multiculturalism gone too far? Is the 
drive for diversity correcting an iivjustice or creating a new one? 
Should academics reflect an emphasis on multicularism at the ex- 
pense of traditional studies? 

1 believe the school administration and students are spending way 
to much time and effort into making Villanova more culturally di- 
verse. If people are complaining about the lack of diversity on cam- 
pus, the best option is to transfer. Other than that, you shouldve paid 
attention during vour tour and noticed that this is a predominantly 
while campus People have to realize that you can't make a school 
diverse in a matter of months, it takes much longer People must 
realize that minorities might overlook Villanova because of its pre- 
dominantly white campus, much like the way some whites would over- 
look schools such as Howling Crccn because it is predominantly 
black. 1 grew up m a diverse neighborhood, and it was interesting to 
know people from ilifferent backgrt)unds. but the greatest diversity 
manv of us will see on this campus during our vears here are the people 
that shop at llie (lAP and those who shop at J.Crew 

Matthew Kusso 

Civil Kngineering 

No. ..Villanova's quest for mulliculluialism has not gone far enough! 
Not by a long shot. 

Danne Polk ^_^^ 


Any program that changes the focus of an academic institution 
from education to diversity is ill-conceived at best. At worst, il 
breeds innistue Atliimalive action operates under the premise that 
only those in lacial majority can accomplish anything without help 
We all know there is no conncetin between a person's race and his or 
her abilities to succeed in academics or elsewhere Within a class 
curriculum, the same basic ideas apply When historical events are 
ignored because thev are racist, students arc deprived of the knowl- 
edge that thev came to Villanova to attain 

.|oe Dunn 


done to both sides. To leave college 
with a superficial brush of many of the 
cultures that ever existed is a poor al- 

This method of studying Western 
culture alongside of other cultures also 
runs the danger of understanding the 
other cultures as equally valid alter- 
natives to the virtues of Western cul- 
ture. Our present culture is one of the 
first cultures to reject centrism on it- 
self. This is truly a rare phenomenon 
and not necessarily a healthy one. To 
be critical of one's past is necessary, 
but one must know it and understand 
it first. 

An ethnocentric approach does not 
mean we close our minds to the rest 

of the world especially now that it has 
become a smaller one. We are in touch 
with other cultures more than in pre- 
vious history, and part of our educa- 
tion should be preparing us for this. 
Genuine .study of and more-than-sur- 
face familiarity with non-western cul- 
tures should continue while one is 
examining the ideas that shaped the 

To approach education in this par- 
ticular way comes from being inheri- 
tors of the Western tradition. If a dis- 
cussion becomes polemicized, we 
must ask, "Where does wisdom lie'.^" 
We must search ff)r it or receive it but 
certainly find it. And then, we 
conserve the best of our civilization. 

Student finds poll biased 

To the Editor: 

This is in response to last week's 
Novan poll. The fact that your edi- 
tors had the audacity to ask such ri- 
diculous questions is beyond my com- 
prehension. 1 am most frustrated by 
the wording of the series questions. 
This was a blatant misuse of a poll. 
Just as many political science and so- 
ciology polls are notorious for, yours 
posed a skewed and slanted series of 
questions to elicit the responses you 
desire. You are overtly pushing the 
reader to answer the questions in a 
specific way. 

Any student who would react posi- 
tively to this question is narrow 
minded. A positive an.swer reflects the 
attitude of many Villanovans who at- 
tend this University in order to "es- 
cape diversity." The fact of the matter 
is that if you plan on remaining in the 
United States after graduation, diver- 
sity is something you'll never escape 
It is Villanova's mission and respon- 
sibility to prepare its students for the 

outside world; therefore, its academ- 
ics should reflect this. Traditional 
studies have proven inadequate and 
Eurocentric. Traditional philosophy 
ofeducation mandates that facts are 
fixed. However especially in the case 
of history We can see that facts are 
changeable. For example, at one time 
the facts were that the earth is flat, and 
that we live in a geocentric universe, 
however, those facts changed. They 
changed because of diversity and 
multiculturalism. Once the research 
and discoveries of peoples all over the 
world were brought together, real truth 
and the world as we know it emerged. 
With this in mind I would like to take 
the opportunity to answer your ques- 

1 . Has Villanova s quest for di- 
versity for multiculturalism gone too 
far? No! 

Villanova's quest for multi- 
culturalism has only just begun and 
has a long way to go! 

2. Is the drive for diversity correct- 
ing an injustice or creating a new one? 

It is most definitely an attempt to cor- 
rect only a few of the myriads of se- 
vere injustices which have invaded 
American society at large and Vill- 
anova specifically. I realize that by 
attempting to correct these injustices 
many historically privileged groups 
(such as many of our white middle to 
upper class students) feel threatened 
because they can no longer take own- 
ership of 100 percent of the pie, they 
now must give up a small 
percentage.(And that still does not cre- 
ate equality) 

3. Should academics reflect an em- 
phasis on multiculturalism at the ex- 
pense of traditional studies? As I stated 
earlier, traditional studies have proven 
inadequate so to change them is not 
an expense, but a necessity. 

Jennifer Gilliam 
Class of 1997 

Editor's Note: The 'Novan Poll is not 
meant to be a scientific poll. It Ls in- 
tended to foster discussion. 

INCAR claims piece unworthy 

To the Editor: 

We welcome the discussion of di- 
versity policies and multiculturalism, 
proposed in the Villanovan editorial 
of February 9. Those issues are of con- 
cern to all of us here at Villanova. 

But we regret that the editorial 
chose to appeal to a narrow sentiment, 
unworthy of a university. Wc have 
heard some students say that Vilanova 
has too much diversity, that they came 
here to escape diversity, and we think 
the editorial board appeals to those 
narrow sentiments 

The editorial pretends to raise 
"concerns" about the fairness of the 
policies in the Strategic Plan aimed 
at promoting diversity In tact, it at- 
tacks affirmative action and 
multiculturalism by asking a series ot 
rhetorical questions and bv stating 
half-truths. For example, it asks, "But 
should race or ethnicity really be used 
as the s(»le determinant of this''" |i e 
"special consideration "| But the edi 
lorial board must be aware that the 
Strategic Plan explicitly opposes use 
of race or ethnicity as a sole determi- 
nant of anything I'he (.-tlitorial asks, 
'Will a broadside on the intellectual 
st.iples oi Western civilization truly 
lead to a better understanding of the 
world'.'" Bui if one section of Western 
Civilization tailed lo •mention" the 
American Revolution, the Civil War 
or World War I. which we doubt, that 
would hardly constitute a "broadside 
• The editorial board asks. "Are we 
too worried about appearance'" and 
It savs that the pertinent question" is 
whether the goals of diversity are 
worth sacrificing the "basic concept 
of fairness " These questions talselv 
imply that many or most students ol 

color are here to save appearances and 
not because of merit and that the 
Stategic Plan sacrifices fairness. By 
asking rhetorical questions, the edito- 
rial board absolves itself of the trouble 
of demonstrating any of these un- 

In fact, the Strategic Plan, imple- 
ments our Mission statement ideal 
that; "Villanova attempts to enroll stu- 
dents with diverse social, geographic, 
economic and educational back- 
grounds." That ideal is not rooted in 
false concern for appearances but in a 
broad conception of the Augustianian 
tradition as oriented to breadth, diver- 
sity, inclusivencss, universality 
and continued reform. The editorial 
board attempts to replace that vision 
with an unworthy, narrow conception 
of a university and a university com- 

The editorial board is particulariy 
opposed to admissions guidlines or 
scholarships oriented to minorities. 
But their concern for "fairness" ig- 
nores structures of preference, recniit- 
ment and support which are best de- 
scribed as affirmative action for white 
males and for particular categories of 
white males The editorial suggests 
that only admissions policies and 
scholarships oriented to the economi 
cally deprived are fair We certainly 
support consideration of economic 
need and duress, but lo say that il 
should be the only consideration 
falsely denies that there are other dis 
advantages, including racial and eth- 
nic (^nes, in addition lo class 

Ihe fact thai Villanov.i lends to be 
homogeneous is not lair and should 
not be promoted 

Il reflects structures ol privilege 
which should be moderated There are 

both formal and informal structures of 
recruitment, preference and support 
for individuals with ROTC, athletics 
and alumni connections, there are a 
host of informal structures associated 
with high school and church affilia- 
tion which, in the absence of 
countervailing programs, will lead 
to a narrow, homogeneous body. We 
do not think that these informal struc- 
tures could or should be abolished. 
But it is not fair that there should be 
recruitment, preference and supp<irt 
only for privileged groups It is not 
consistent with our Mission State- 
ment And it produces a narTow, 
homogeneous "university" which does 
not prepare its students for the real 

The editorial board of the 
Villanovan suggests that the lact that 
some unspecified section of Western 
Civilization did not deal with Ameri- 
can history to their satisfaction repre- 
sents, "blatant loathing for the West- 
ern Culture," which "can lead lo alien- 
ation, distrust and, even worse, igno- 
rance " We share their distaste for 
ignorance, but having a variety of sec- 
tions that address historical topics in 
a variety of ways works against alien- 
ation, distnist and ignorance. 

I'he editorial boards criticism 
seems to us to promote a course made 
up of homogeneous sections recapilu 
laling high school historv in lock -step. 
Like the vision implied by the whole 
editorial, it is a narrow ideal, unwor 
Ihvof Villanova, of the Villanovan, or 
of a universilv. 

Members of Villanova INt AK 

(The International ( ommittee 

Against Racism) 

February 16. 1996 


Page 9 



University has duty to remedy past wrongs 


Last week, an editor's note cor- 
rected readers who were under the 
assumption that I am a member of the 
Villanovan's editorial board. TTie lim- 
ing of that note was excellent. On the 
same page as that disclaimer, an edi- 
torial about our University's diversity 
policies appears. I would hate for any- 
one to think that I was associated with 
the reactionary, angry white male 
comments in that piece. 

The last sentence of the article 
made me laugh, because the editorial 
board questioned whether our 
University's diversity plans were 
"worth sacrificing a basic concept of 
fairness." I suppose we are to con- 
clude the answer is no, and perhaps 
that might be correct if we all came 
from a level playing field in the first 
place. However, our society tends to 
treat middle class white males better 
than it treats women, minorities, or 
those of the lower class. These groups 
have all been given short shrift from 
the beginning, and the University 
should be commended in its attempts 
lo broaden the opportunities of the 

Many may ask why Villanova 
should take on this controversial and 
weighty task. I would argue that our 
college has no choice but to remedy 
past wrongs, because the great equal- 
izer is education. With such a re- 
source, our school can help the few 
students it does get an opportunity 

they may otherwise not have. Our 
Catholic tradition teaches us that we 
should help those who are 
marginalized in society, and I think our 
admissions policy should reflect that. 

Still, some would argue that there 
are those out there who can well af- 
ford tuition here, but are granted schol- 
arships based solely on their race. 
That may well be true, but the point 
of education is to leach. What good 
will il do us if everyone at Villanova 
is while and Catholic? By admitting 
more minorities, the University not 
only does them a service, but also 
other students. Without such finan- 
cial incentive, students may not stay 
at a college where they do not feel they 
fit in because of their race or ethnic 
background. Then we all lose the 
valuable learning opportunities the 
presence of people from different cul- 
tures affords us. For example, the 
Asian Student Association celebrated 
Chinese New Year last Saturday night. 
If no Asian students attended 
Villanova, would I have been able to 
enjoy a cultural event that my Irish- 
Catholic background does not usually 
encompass? Probably not. 

Affirmative action helps us all, no 
matter how discriminatory it may 
seem. However, I would like to point 
out that those who do the most whin- 
ing about affirmative action are usu- 
ally involved in the white male power 
establishment (or, in our case, headed 
for a career there). What's wrong 
guys? Isn't having almost total con- 

trol over the United States' political, 
economic, and entertainment fields 
enough for you? Cheer up! After all, 
since Villanova is now admitting so 
many minorities, there should be a 
plethora of qualified applicants for 
your companies! 

Contrary to the opinions of the edi- 
tors, Villanova's diversity policies are 
far too mild. During my freshman 
year, 1 don't think 1 saw one black 
male who wasn't an athlete or a caf- 
eteria worker on campus. How ridicu- 
lous is that? To this day, it is as if my 
classes contain the token black, Asian, 
and other minorities. It is not as if 
qualified minority applicants do not 
exist. Why don't they apply and come 
to our school? Perhaps it is because 

they wish to find a community of 
peers, and a community that a.ssumes 
everyone is white and Catholic will 
automatically shut them out. 

I think 1 can speak from the heart 
here because, though white and Catho- 
lic, I certainly don't fit the stereotypes 
of the typical Villanovan. 1 came to 
Villanova because they awarded me a 
Presidential Scholarship. If it were not 
for that financial incentive, 1 would 
have been gone after my freshman 
year. Now, in my third year, 1 cannot 
see myself at any other schtwl. That 
is not only due to the fact that I see 
my college career as a learning expe- 
rience. It would have been too easy 
for me to go to a school where every- 
one was an iconoclast. But here, I 

have learned how to coexist peacefully 
with people whose lifestyles and goals 
1 radically di.sagree with. In turn, I'm 
sure many pjeople have been bothered 
by me. but 1 would like to think that 1 
have enriched the campus a little. 
Without that scholarship, 1 wouldn't 
be here annoying people each week 
in the Villanovan. And the same is 
probably true for the minorities who 
supposedly snatch these precious dol- 
lars away from needier people Ad- 
missions is not always a question of 
whether or not a candidate is quali- 
fied. It also assesses what qualities 
hat student will bring to our schcx)l. 
Anyone who can help eradicate the 
negative image of Vanillanova is, in 
my book, worth the price tag. 

Editorial fosters intolerance 

Diversity needed 

To the Editor: 

In response lo last week's article: 
"Diversity policies raise concern," I 
must say. No, Villanova's quest for 
diversity has not gone too far. The 
push for diversity at Villanova is not a 
concession lo minority students. Di- 
versity-mitvded programs do offer stu- 
dents of various ethnic backgrounds 
the opportunity to express their own 
cultures, but more importantly they 
pride other students at Villanova the 
chance to be enlightened as well as 
gain exposure to a world outside of 
Villanova. Villanova students should 
demand that the campus as well as its 
curricula be diversified. As the future 
professionals of the twenty-first cen- 
tury, they will be facing a diversified 
work force, where whiles will not be 
the majority in every instance. The in- 
creased drive toward globalization in 
many fields places individuals in a 
world marketplace where the abilityto 
interact with people of various back- 
grounds is critical. Only by exposure 
to diversity in an academic setting can 
one acquire the necessary skills to 
communicate with and understantl 
those with backgrounds different from 
their own, particularly cultural 
diversity. The author of last week's 
editorial may be confused over the 
nature oi some of the scholarships of- 
fered at Villanova There is a scholar- 
ship offered to students from non-tra- 
ditional groups on campus called the 
Presidential Scholarship for under rep- 
resented students. This however is dif- 
ferent from the Presidential Scholar- 
ship. The Presidential Scholarship is 
awarded to approximately 35 
incommg students each year "based 
exclusively on merit without regard for 
race, religion, gender, financial need 
or secondary school." (1995-1996 
Bulletin pg. 18). The four under rep- 
resented students scholarships are ad- 
ministered by a totally different de- 
partment, the OffTice of Multicultural 
Affairs. By claiming that for "specific 
stipends such as the Presidential 
Scholarship, awards vary depending 
on a person's skin color," the author 

attempts to diminish the achievements 
of minority students, who through no 
special treatment, have received the 
Presidential Scholarship. These schol- 
ars should not be afforded any less re- 
spect for their achievements and nei- 
ther should those who receive the un- 
der represented award. When the Uni- 
versity declares that il is trying to at- 
tract more students from stales such 
as California or Idaho, the students 
from New Jersey do not complain that 
such moves will cut back the amount 
of incoming students from New Jer- 
sey. In fact, such measures are usu- 
ally greeted with much approval, since 
the attempt is to make the University 
a national one. 

When the University states that it 
is trying to attract more African- 
American students, many in the white 
student body are outraged and see 
themselves in jeopardy, because of an 
evil they label affirmative action. To 
them diversity is a zero-sum game. 
What is beneficial to one group obvf- 
ously be detrimental to the other. 
Sadly, the author shares this view, 
when he writes, "Unfortunately, this 
commitment comes inherently at the 
expense of others, namelv non-pre- 
ferred groups " 

Diversitv is not dead at Villanova, 
but It celtainlyhas a great distance to 
go It is kept alive by the 
administration's commitment, the ef- 
forts of faculty to broaden their cur- 
ricula and efforis of dedicated stu- 
dents. The survival of diversity at Vil- 
lanova can be greatly attributed to the 
small group of students who make up 
Villanova's various cultural organiza- 

They work constantly to provide 
events on campus to educate and en- 
lighten their fellow students on the 
variety of the world around them 
Ironically, those who question the ex- 
tent that Villanova should diversify are 
often the one's who need the expo- 
.sure lo diversity the most. 

Faahud Yafai 
Class of 1998 

To the Editor: 

Maybe you should change your 
motto from "Raising the level of dis- 
cussion on campus" lo "Raising the 
level of ignorance and intolerance on 
campus." I cannot believe that you, 
presumably intelligent open-minded 
people, would waste valuable edito- 
rial space with "Diversity policies 
raise concern." 

For the last four years, I have been 
amazed at the lack of awareness and 
respect for other races, religions and 
cultures on this campus. The igno- 
rance has, at limes, been dumbfound- 
ing. Over lime, I've come to expect 
it. This is very sad. To even think 
that the University is going too far in 
its quest for multiculturalism is ridicu- 
lous. If you could spend one day as a 
student of color on this campus, you 
would quickly realize that the school 
is not doing nearly enough lo change 
the attitudes toward minorities at Vil- 
lanova. However, as a member of your 
very own "preferred group," you 
couldn't fully understand why policies 
that encourage diversity are so impor- 
tant lo us. These policies include and 
are dependent upon recruiting more 
minorites to Villanova to try to make 
this school resemble the real world. 
When a school has institutionalized 
racism, which Villanova does, efforts 
must be made to try to level a very 
uneven playing field. Although they 
may not be the perfect solution for 
everybody, scholarships for under rep- 
resented students are an essential as- 
pect of recruiting minorites lo any 
school like Villanova. In fact, if the 
administration is at all serious about 
its commitment to diversity, more 
money needs lo go towards recruiting 
minorities. True, there may be stu- 
dent who are not under represented 
who would benefit from such schol- 
arships. However, it should not be 
forgotten that students who receive 
these scholarships deserve them. Fur- 
thermore, in its strategic plan, 
Villanova has made diversity a prior- 
ity. It needs to back it up, something 
that has not effectively been done thus 

ViUanove does not lEND lo be 
homogeneous--it IS homogeneous, 
not only in color hul in opinion, 
thought, and concerns. Students who 
have been sheltered all their lives find 
more of the same here The best way 
to attack the apathy and ignorance is 
through the cla.ssroom. To claim that 
multicultural philo.sophies "threaten" 
academics "would be comical if it 
were not so tragic." Academics that 
do not embrace the the idea of 
multiculturalism should not be consid- 
ered on a university-level. All 
throughout elementary and high 
school, we all learned a very 
Eurocentric version of history at the 
expense of other cultures and civili- 
zations. If you think we should con- 
tinue on that level, you should go back 

to high school. At an institution of 
highler learning, we should be pre- 
pared to open our minds and expand 
our horizons. What you consider to 
be "less worthy" happens to be the eth- 
nic and cultural history of many stu- 
dents on this campus. Learning about 
India or Africa does not represent a 
"blatant loathing for Western culture." 
It represents the level ofeducation that 
should be occurring at a university. It 
represents a way for students who 
never learned about other cultures to 
be exposed lo a history that they may 
never know existed. 

For this reason, Villanova needs to 
institute a University-wide diversity 
requirement. Otherwise, students will 
graduate from this prestigious Univer- 
sity with more of a training than an 

education. By ignoring the differences 
that exist between people and pretend- 
ing everybody is the same, as you 
seem to suggest that we do, the Uni- 
versity will move further away from 
creating a diverse culture than it al- 
ready is. Is that the concept of fair- 
ness that you are talking about? Di- 
versity in our education is not a pun- 
ishment, it is a necessity. Until you, 
students like you, and the 
administraion realize that, this .school 
will continue lo be a disappointment 
for me and other students of 
color who are forced to deal with ig- 
norance and intolerance on campus 

Sneha Patel 
Class of 1996 

Discussion necessary 

To the Editor: 

The recent surge of multicultural 
discussion in the Villanovan is a posi- 
tive sign- 1 would like to personally 
thank you the staff for creating dia- 
logue on this issue. The 
Adminstration's Strategic Plan out- 
lines many goals and points. Diver- 
sity is one of the major components 
of that plan. In order to create more 
diversity the recruitment of minorities 
is essential. A commitment to create 
a more multicultural campus is an as- 
set not a detriment to the university. 
It is an issue that should have been 
more highly regarded in the past. 

In reference to the editoral on di- 
versity jwlicies 1 do not see blatant 
discrimination in the scholarship poli- 
cies. Villanova offers a variety of 
scholarships to students that are not 
based on race. For exapmle the Presi- 
dential Scholarship you mentioned is 
not based on race, but on the SAI 
scores and gpa of the student. In 199.S- 
96 .^5 Presidential Scholarships were 
given out. The group who is specified 
IS students who have excelled in high 
school. Is that discrimanatory .' 

There are other scholarships of- 
fered bv Villanova such as Villanova 

scholars, Communting scholars. Na- 
tional Merit scholars, and various 
ROTC scholarships. The on\y schol- 
arship based on race is the Presiden- 
tial scholarship for Underrepresented 
students. The purpose of this scholar- 
ship is to attract students who were 
historically underrespresented at Vil- 
lanova. This one scholarship is not 
going to have to limit majority stu- 
dents from receiving scholarships It 
can be helpful in creating a diverse 
atmosphere that is more realistic of 
the real world. 

In terms of afffirmative action it 
is now known that white women ben- 
efit the most from affirmative action. 
Is that a problem? Many of the jobs 
that angry white males are upset over 
were given to white females, not other 

I suggest that those who want to 
blame other minorities should take a 
closer look at who is ilelined as a mi- 
nority in this country Our forefathers 
founded this country on injiislice and 
once again il rears its ugly head. No 
one said life was fair. 

Walidah Newton 

Minority Studtnl Iveague 


The Villanovan 

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members to express 

their opinions on any 

subject in a faculty 

Op-Ed piece. 

For more information, 

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Feb. 16 

First Aid and CPR 

VHMS is sponsoring a National 
Safety Council first aid and ("PR class 
beginning Thursday, Feb. 22. Course 
cost is $75. (M) and runs Tuesday and 
Thursday evenings until April For 
more information or to register call 
VFMS at x%8()8 and ask for Anne. 
Deadline lor registration is Friday, 
Feb. 16, 

Hispanic Society Dinner 

The Villanova Hispanic Society in- 
vites you to enjoy a wonderful His- 
panic dinner on Feb. 16 in the North 
Lounge of Dougherty Hall at 6 p.m. 
It will be an all-you-can-eat three 
course meal with refreshments at a 
cost of $5,(K). Feel free to bring a 

Career Placement 

Career Planning and Placement, 
the Onter for Peace and Justice, and 
the Law Schools' Public Interest Law 
S(x:iety are co-sponsoring the 'Careers 
for a Brighter Future' event, which 
focuses on "socially responsible" ca- 
reer opportunities. The KEYNOTE 
SPEECH will be delivered by Scott 
Schaffer, Chief Executive of 
March 25 at 4:30 p.m. in the Radnor 
Room. Philabundance provides over 
two million meals a year through an 

Student Musical The- 

Villanova Student Musical Theater 
announces its spring semester show, 
Frank Loesser and Abe Burrows' clas- 
sic "How to Succeed in Business 
Without Really Trying" The show will 
take place in St. Mary's Chapel on 
F-cb. 16, 17, 22, 23 and 24 at 8 p.m. 
licket prices will be $5 for students 
and $7 for adults. 

Feb. 19 

Exam Prep Workshop 

Get better at exam taking! Dr. 
Rcilly will offer an Exam Prep and 
Test Taking Workshop this Monday, 
Feb. 19, from 3:30 - 4:20 p.m. in the 
Counseling Center, Room 106, Corr 
Mall Content includes organizing a 
review, anticipating questions, using 
self-testing materials, and managing 
anxiety The workshop is free and no 
sign-up is necessary 

Commuter Forum 

Attention all commutmg students; 
Leave your car in the parking lot and 
yourself on campus a little longer on 
Monday. Teh 19 and attend the first 
meeting of CAT's newly established 
commuter forum The mcctmg will 
he held on leh. 19 at 4 p.m. in the 
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Feb. 20 

International Studies 

Tin- Office of International Stud- 
ies announces a visit to campus by 
Michele Moore of he Beaver College 
Center for F-ducation Abroad Ms 
Moore will be stationed at a lohbv 
tahk' on the mam level of ( onneliy 

Center form ILtM) am to 3:(K) p.m 
to meet students and answer questions 
about the Beaver College programs 
overseas. These include semesters in 
Austria, Germany, Greece, Ireland, 
Mexico and the U.K., appropriate for 
students in all majors. 

FMA Meeting 

Villanova 's Financial Management 
Association will hold its second meet- 
ing of the semester on Tuesday, Feb. 
20. Nancy Dudak from Career Plan- 
ning and Placement will speak from 
12:45 until 1:30 in Bartley 110. She 
will discuss resume guidelines and 
summer employment opportunities. 
All new and current members are en- 
couraged to attend. Membership dues 
for the semester of $10 will be col- 

Feb. 21 

SNAP Meeting 

Attention all nursing students!!! 
The next SNAP general meeting will 
be held on Wednesday, Feb. 21 in the 
North Lounge of Dougherty Hall. It 
will be at 7:30 p.m. and the speaker 
will be Amy l>evi, who will be speak- 
ing about "Advanced Practice Nurs- 
ing in the 21st Century." All are en- 
couraged to attend. 

Fast For Sunshine Day 

Project Sunshine will be holding 
its annual "Fast for Sunshine Day" on 
Ash Wednesday, (Feb. 21), where we 
ask youto skip lunch. By skipping 
lunch, dining services will donate 
$3.00 towards our Sunshine Day Car- 
nival for underprivileged kids. Please 
sign up to fast in your cafeteria two 
days before the fast. If you would like 
to collect signatures on those days, 
please stop in at Vasey, room 5. 

Feb. 22 

Information on 
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Moving off campus? There will 
be an information session on off cam- 
pus living at 4:30 p.m. in the North 
Ltiunge of Dougherty Hall. Fr. Frank 
Farsaci, Off-Campus Advisor, and 
ICathy Byrnes, Esq., form the Dean of 
Students Office, will give you helpful 
information and answer your ques- 
tions about moving and living off cam- 

Comedy Show 

Join the Villanova Student Com- 
edy Troupe tonight at 9 p.m. in the 
Belle Air Terrace for an hour of stress 
relieving laughter. Admi.ssion is free 
so you have no excuse not to join us! 

The Destruction of 
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Come hear one of the foremost 
Christian philosophers of today, Dr 
Peter Kreeft, give a lecture titled "Re- 
quiem for a Student's Soul: Is Higher 
F^ducation Killing or Curing the Stu- 
dent Psyche?" .sponsored by the St 
Augustine Club, the Philosophy De- 
partment and Core Humanities. It will 
take place Thursday, Feb. 22 at 7:M) 
p.m in the Wayne/St. David's Room 
in Connelly Center. Reception will 

Open Mic Reading at 

The Tnglish Departments of Vill- 

anova, Haverford and Bryn Mawr 
present Campus Writers Open Read- 
ing at Borders Book Shop at 
Rosemt)nt Square on Thursday, Feb 
22. Sign-ups to read begin at 7 p.m 
and the readings start at 7:30 p.m. 
Come read your poetry and fiction or 
listen to others read. Admission is 

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The Balloon Day Committee is 
offering a t-shirt design contest for hte 
1996 Balloon Day Festival. The de- 
sign should include a balloon and the 
Bread for the World Logo, using three 
colors. This year's Balloon Day willl 
be held April 16. The design should 
be submitted to the Campus Ministry 
office by Feb. 26. Be creative and help 
make this year's Balloon Day the best 
yet! The winner of the contest will win 
a $25 prize and a T-shirt! Any ques- 
tions please call Nancy at 581-9453. 

Feb. 23 

Mendel Open House 

On Feb. 23 the members of the 
Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, 
Computer Science, and Physics de- 
partments will throw open the doors 
to Mendel Hall and welcome the Arts 
faculty. The event is being sponsored 
by the College's committee on faculty 
development. Designed to foster co- 
operative research and teaching activi- 
ties in the future, the afternoon (3 p.m. 
- 6 p.m.) will feature teaching and re- 
search demonstrations designed to 
'dazzle' the visitors. A variety of ses- 
sions will be available: some on core 
science, some on basic research. 
Many will be interactive! Please mark 
your calendars and plan on an inter- 
esting afternoon; refreshments will be 

Latin American Studies 

Dr. Robert Lima, Professor of 
Spanish at Penn State University will 
present a lecture entitled "Out of Af- 
rica: Voudoun, Santeria and 
Candomble. It will take place on Fri- 
day, Feb. 23 from 3 - 5 p.m. in the 
DeLeon Room (3(X)) of the St. Augus- 
tine Center. A reception will follow. 

Lecture on Eating Dis- 

Dr. Leslie Parkes will give a lec- 
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on Friday, Feb. 23 at 12:.30 p.m. at the 
Wayne Room in the Connelly Center. 
All are invited to attend. 

Feb. 28 

Address on Greek Life 

The sisters of Delta Gamma cor- 
dially invite all IFC, Panhell delegates, 
pledge officers, executive boards 
and advisors to come li.sten to Mau- 
reen Syring. She is speaking at Vill- 
anova on Feb. 2H to address "Chang- 
ing and Improving Greek Life on 
Villanova's Campus." ITie event will 
take place at H p.m. in the Day Hop 
We hope everyone will make an ef- 
fort to attend and take part in improv 
ing the Greek life that is so important 
to us all. 

Lecture by Joe Clark 

On Vcb 2S, the Campus Activities 
Team will he bringing Joe Clark, sub 
ject of the hit film 'li^-an on Me" to 

campus The lecture, entitled "From 
Disgrace to Amazing Grace" will be- 
gin at 7 p.m in the Connelly Center 

Feb. 29 

Speech on Middle East 
Peace Process 

On Thursday, Feb. 29 at 7:30 p.m., 
in Room 102 of the Villanova Law 
School, the International Law Society 
will host a speech by Professor Amos 
Shapira on "Legal Aspects of the 
Middle East Peace Process." The 
speech will be followed by a comment 
and question period, and a wine and 
cheese reception. This event is free 
and open to the public. For more in- 
formation contact Professor John F. 
Murphy at (610) 5 19-7065. 

Latin American Studies 

Dr. Christopher Jones, Research 
Sp>ecialist at the University of Penn- 
sylvania Museum in Philadelphia will 
give a lecture entitled "The Impor- 
tance of Pre-Columbian History for 
the Americas" on Thursday, Feb. 29 
from 4:30 - 6 p.m. in Bartley 110. A 
reception will follow. 


Native American Film 

"Images of Indians" is a five part 
series which examines the Indian ste- 
reotype portrayed in movies and ques- 
tions what the effect of this Hollywood 
image has been on Indians' own self 
image. Showings are every Tuesday 
at 12:45 in the Center for Peace and 
Justice. Each showing lasts approxi- 
mately 30 minutes. For more infor- 
mation call X 94499. 

Amnesty International 

YOU can make a difference! Help 
to free prisoners of conscience through 
letter writing. No exf)erience neces- 
sary. Meetings held every Tuesday at 
4:30 p.m. in the Center for Peace and 
Justice. For more information call X 

Volunteers Needed 

Looking for a service project, help- 
ing the marginalized in our society? 
Try the HEC retreat program spon- 
sored by Campus Ministry. The 
Handicapped Encounter Christ pro- 
gram offers a Christian faith experi- 
ence with physically disabled 
ADULTS who otherwise would not be 
able to exf>erience a retreat because 
of their need for physical assistance. 
Our next retreat is March 22 - 24. A 
ING will be TUESDAY, March 19 at 
7:30 p.m. at 2 Barley Cone Lane, 
Rosemont, PA at 7:30 p.m. For fur- 
ther information call Campus Minis- 
try at 519-4080. 

Nursing Lecture 

Attend the lecture "Marginalized 
People and Health" presented by Sr. 
Mary Headly and Rev. Shawn Tracy 
at 7:30 p.m. in the Wayne-St. David's 
Room of Connelly Center. For more 
information, call the College of Nurs- 
ing at X 49(H). 

Faculty/Staff Habitat 

F-or the first lime, there will be a 
Habitat for Humanity Service trip for 
lacully/slail and their spiouscs only. It 

will take place June 9 - 16 in Almost 
Heaven, West Virginia 52 

Villanovans will participate in this 
historic trip. If any faculty or staff 
would like more information about 
this project contact either Kevin 
O'Donnell in Facilities Management 
(X 94426) or Barbara Haenn in Cam- 
pus Ministry (X 94479). It promises 
to be an outstanding week of hard 
work and fun! 

Graduate Service Work 

Seniors: Have you decided what 
you will be doing once you graduate? 
Consider the possibility of "giving 
back" a year of service by volunteer- 
ing and sharing your gifts with the 
poor of the United States or overseas. 
There are thousands of volunteer 
placements available. For more infor- 
mation see Barbara Haenn in the Cam- 
pus Ministry office, St. Rita's Hall. An 
appointment calendar is right outside 
her office door. 

UsedEyeglasses Wanted 

For this school year, 1995-1996, 
Campus Ministry will be collecting 
used (but in good condition) eye- 
glasses that will be sent to New Eyes 
for the Needy. The glasses will even- 
tually be distributed to people in de- 
veloping countries in India, Africa, 
South and Central America. Eye- 
glasses may be brought to the Cam- 
pus Ministry Office in St. Rita's Hall 
or to the Sunday evening liturgies and 
left in the Sacristy. 

Submissions to Passages 

Please share with us your interna- 
tional experiences. Villanova's pre- 
mier International Students' Magazine 
is accepting submissions of fwetry, 
prose, short stories, artwork, and pho- 
tography. All submissions should be 
turned into the International Students 
Office, lower level of Corr Hall by 
Feb. 16. Passages meets every Thurs- 
day at 6 p.m. in the Rosemont Room 
of Connelly Center. For more info 
please contact Steve at 519-4095 or 
Debbie at 519-7827. 

Legion of Mary 

The Legion of Mary meets 
Wednesdays at 5:45 in the Rosemont 
Room of the Connelly Center. Tlie 
rosary is prayed and spiritual readings 
are read and discussed. The discus- 
sion is led by Fr. Lazor. All are wel- 
come to come.. 


The Villanova Feminist Coalition 
is meeting on Thursday nights at 7:.30 
this semester, in the Center for Peace 
and Justice Eiducation located in the 
basement of Sullivan Hall For more 
information, call x 94608. 


The International Committee 
Against Racism meets every Wednes- 
day at 5 p.m. in the Center for Peace 
and Justice Education. We seek to 
inform Villanovans about forms of 
prejudice and work to remove them 
If you are interested in working with 
issues of race and learning more about 
yourself call x 19063 

Gay and Lesbian Sup- 

An informal support network for 
gays, lesbians, bi.sexuals and anyone 
who is questioning his/her sexuality 
is now available. If youwish to meet 
with someone who has concerns simi- 
lar to your own, to learn what 
ressources are available for sexual 
minorities in the area or to talk with 
a fellow student, call 519-600 
to leave a mc.s,sagc(^r/ #86445 All 
calls arc confidential and, if smccre, 
will be returned withm 24 hours 

February 16, 1996 


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Villanova CommunityPartnership Corps battles homelessness 


AisiMiini ftuiurt!i Editor 

Every day wc hear about the home- 
less, the jobless and the poverty 
stricken. We see them in Philadelphia, 
and we might hand them a dollar. By 
the time we get to the train station we 
have already forgotten them. We re- 
turn to Villanova, eat our dinner in the 
Pit and go to sleep in our warm beds. 
Maybe we will turn on the television 
and see a picture of a homeless man 
on the news. We feel sorry for a couple 
of minutes, but then we forget and re- 
turn to our sheltered lives. Well, some 
of us forget, but then there are those 
who do not. These students spend time 
planning programs and visiting shel- 
ters in Philadelphia. They did not for- 
get the man lying on the heating grate 
or the woman on the park bench. They 
are reaching out past Villanova's cam- 
pus and directly interacting with the 

The Villanova Community Partner- 
ship Corps is a relatively new organi- 
zation on campus. Under Campus 
Ministry's direction, they are joining 
with groups from the University of 
Pennsylvania and St. Joseph's Univer- 
sity to get students directly involved 
with the homeless and establish mean- 
ingful relationships with these people. 
The student group, VCPC, is still in 
the planning stages. My 
Padmalingam, who is currently the 
president, founded the organization 
last year in an effort to help set stu- 
dents up in enduring supportive rela- 
tionships with poor people's organi- 
zations. This semester a group of dedi- 
cated students has been formed and 
the programs are beginning to take off. 
VCPH, Villanova Community for 
Philadelphia Homeless, and VCPC 
held a sleep-a-thon in Nov. and raised 

over HKK) dollars, which thcv doiiatctl 
to a youth group and the Kensington 
Welfare Rights Union. Twenty stu- 
dents and 10 homeless people from the 
Philadelphia Delaware Valley Union 
of the Homeless stayed outside in the 
cold for 10 hours. This was just one 
chance where students had the oppor- 
tunity to speak directly to the home- 

"We wanted Villanova students to 
spend time with homeless people; we 
heard their true stories from their own 
mouths," said Eileen Hayward, an 
active member of VCPC. Through 
these men and women, students 
learned about the world that they do 
not see inside the campus of Villanova. 

The Union for the Homeless is a 
national organization that has chapters 
throughout the country. It was founded 
in 1984 to help homeless people gain 
the right to vote in 1985. VCPC works 
directly with the Philadelphia Dela- 
ware Valley .section. The group is com- 
prised of homeless people trying to 
help others in the same situation. The 
Union's goal is to get into the shel- 
ters, find out what is wrong from the 
homeless who are staying there, and 
then attempt to make a change. 

The problem begins with the inter- 
nal structure of the shelters. The 
people who run the shelters get money 
from the city for each occupied bed. 
This money is supposed to go directly 
to the maintenance of the shelters, but 
the shelters are not providing what 
they should be capable giving. Some- 
times the money is not showing up in 
the places it should be and the ben- 
efits are not felt by the people in the 

Ronald (Newhouse) Casanova, 
known as Casanova, is the vice presi- 
dent of the National Union. Formerly 
homeless, this dedicated man has 

turned his life arounti He is the se- 
nior cditoi of the nalioiuil pa[)cr ot the 
Union, which consists of articles about 
the homeless, poetry and art 
Casanova, once in housing, was able 
to express his own artistic talents and 
tries to encourage homeless artists to their abilities by publishing 
their work. He stated that his goal for 
the Union is, "to empower ourselves 
to get out of the shelters and not to 
have to rely on them." He wants to 
escape the myth that the homeless are 
lazy. "We have the power to change 
our lives if we decide to," he said. 
Cassanova acknowledges that some 
shelters are necessary for those who 
are physically or mentally handi- 
capped in addition to being homeless. 
He also believes, though, that the ob- 
ject of the shelters should be to get 
people out of them and into decent 
housing, not to make an industry out 
of shelters. "Good conditions within 
the shelters and humane treatment arc 
almost nonexistent," he explained. 

People like Casanoya are part of 
this Union and are dedicated to mak- 
ing the necessary changes within the 
shelters in order to eliminate the need 
for them altogether. As a result, fFelK 
are not welcomes within the sheltc* 
system. The members of the Union 
are also homeless, and without fund- 
ing. This is where the students at Vil- 
lanova come in. VCPC acts as the 
voice of the Union to help these people 
to get into the shelters to communi- 
cate with those inside. Eileen 
Hayward explained their efforts, "We 
want them to know that homeless 
people have organized themselves to- 
gether and to motivate them not to 
depend solely on the shelters." 

VCPC goes into the shelters and 
speaks to them about the Union. They 
then break up into groups and talk di- 

Chronic cold weather leads to 
Seasonal Affective Disorder 


SlafJ Reporter 

It is a cold weekend in February 
and you are sitting in Falvey Library. 
You went there to do work, but you 
just cannot concentrate on that novel 
you are supposed to be reading. You 
feel unusually tired and even though 
you ate lunch, you are ready for 
dinner. Thoughts of the warm summer 
sun, cool ocean water, and sandy 
beaches crowd your mind, and you 
just want to crawl back into bed for 
the rest of this miserable day. What's 
wrong with you? 

Well, if this scenario seems all too 
familiar to you, it may be due to a 
common problem faced by many 
people today, even college students. 
It is called Seasonal Affective Di.sor- 
der, or SAD. characterized by some 
alteration in mood or behavior with 
the changing seasons. According to 
seasonal studies' expert Dr. Norma 
Rosenthal's self-help book. Winter 
Hlncs. SAD is problematic for as many 
as one in four persons in the IJnited 
States. As many as 25 million people 
in this country suffer from a particu- 
lar form of SAD called the Winter 

Dr Steven Kraiiss, a clinical psv- 
chologist at Villanova, explained this 
common condition, "People tend to 
become proloundly depressed from 
late November through the month of 
February, due to a change in sunlight 
and the shortening of days" Krauss 
added. "When sunlight is not strong, 
a pers<in experiences disregulated Cir- 
cadian rhythms, which results in an 
exaggeration of normal seasonal mcxnl 
variations" Svmptomsof thisdisrup 
tion include an increase in appetite, 
lethargy, lower levels of productivity 

and an urgent need for sleep. 

According to Rosenthal, there have 
been many famous people who were 
never recognized as having a seasonal 
disorder, but would probably be diag- 
nosed today as .sufferers of SAD. Un- 
fortunately for Abraham Lincoln, 
Edgar Allen Poe, Vincent Van Gogh, 
Emily Dickenson and others, SAD 
was not known to in their life- 
times, but today there is a very effec- 
tive method for treating the disorder. 
Many people with SAD have a bright, 
white artificial light in their homes. 
During the winter months, the light is 
turned on very early in the morning 
and after .several hours of exposure, 
literally 'fools the body into thinking 

it's spring." Krauss said that a high 
dosage of this light is required to af- 
fect the person's mood, but he also 
explained that the light does not give 
off UV rays, so it cannot be used as a 
sunlamp and is "only for people with 
a seasonal pattern to their mood dis- 

For students who seek a more prac- 
tical method for curing the Winter 
Blues, it is imjxirtant to exercise of- 
ten, try to manage time effectively, get 
a decent amount of sleep, and eat a 
lot of fruits and vegetables, which 
naturally give the body energy and 
adequate nutrition. Finally, look on the 
bright side, spring is only a few short 
weeks away. 

rectly with those staying in the slid 
ters. In many the people mak- 
ing the policies do so with out know- 
ing what the people need I'hrough 
VCPC and the Union, the people in 
the shelters have the ability to voice 
their needs and concerns 

Through her involvemenl, 
Hayward has noticed that "you want 
to help a homeless person and then 
there are so many more." I'he prob- 
lem with the homeless is two-fold. 
Each individual has needs, and as a 
group they need to gain unity to fight 
the prt)blem. 

Recently the group of students 
from the University of Pennsylvania, 
St. Joseph's University, and VCPC 
held a meeting where they discussed 
the goals of the entire group. These 
people make up the core or brain of 
the organization that will eventually 
create a body comprised of student 
volunteers from each school. They 
need the body to go into the shelters 
and communicate with the people 
there. Hayward said, "We have the 
motivation and we have the ideas, we 
just have to put into action what we 
want to do." VCPC is planning forums 
to inform students about the true shel- 
ter situation, food and clothing drives, 
and to help Casanova publish the 

Union's paper. 

Villanova students are doing more 
than handing a dollar to a sad man in 
Philadelphia. They are dedicating their 
time and energy to a worthwhile 
cause. Hayward relayed a story that a 
homeless person shareil with her, "In 
one day in one subway in a city, a dog 
died, a mechanic died and a homeless 
person died. There were ninety calls 
about the welfare of the dog, three for 
the mechanic and zero for the home- 
less person. This just shows where 
humans' priorities lay." 

There is a lot of instability among 
those in the Union. The homeless join 
the organization, and then they move 
on and try to forget what they saw and 
experienced. Fortunately, there are 
incredible people who have not for- 
gotten. People like Casanova were 
once homeless. They suffered, but now 
they have moved on and made suc- 
cessful lives for themselves. These are 
the people that keep the Union going 
and have not lorgotten the homeless 
because they care and want to make a 
change in the shelter system. 

For more insight into the trials and 
accomplishments of the homeless, 
look for Casanova's autobiography. 
Each One Teach One. which will be 
printed in September. 

Spanish House to 
come next semester 


Staff Reporter 

Beginning in the fall semester ot 
1996, Villanova University will imple- 
ment the first "language house " in the 
school's history, where Spanish will 
be the only language spoken. The idea 
tor the language house was conceived 
by Dr. Rene Guy Mongeau, chair of 
the Modern Language Department, 
and Dr. Antonio Roman, coordinator 
of the Spanish staff 

"Since the concept ol a language 
house is new to Villanova, we decided 
on a model focusing on the largest 
group of students studying a specific 
language--Spanish. " said Mongeau 
Roman added, "Our hope is to create 
an environment where speaking a for- 
eign language will not seem strange 
to students." 

Since the 60 students who have 
shown interest in the language house 
are predominantly female, the 28 or 
29 students who have been selected 
to live there are women. A small, self- 
contained building will be .selected by 
Residence Life later this year as the 
site for the house. A faculty member 
of the Uinguage Department will vol 
iinteer to be the director of the house. 

advising and coordinating the students 
living there. There will also be a resi- 
dent assistant living in the house who 
is tluent in both Spanish and T.nglish. 
lt\ con/uncfion with the director, (he 
K.A. will help develop house rules that 
are in close agreement with the stu- 
dents' wishes. 

In addition to speaking Spanish on 
a daily basis, there will .ilso be lec- 
tures and programs designed to enrich 
the cultural awareness of the students. 
"We plan to show a few items in Span- 
ish, such as movies and news, and if 
outside students wish to participate in 
these activities, they will be able to 
do so," said Roman. Also, il there are 
students planing to travel abroad to 
Spain in the spring semester of 1997, 
they will be able to live in the house 
for the fall semester, which according 
to Roman, "will make it easier for a 
smooth transition into another cul- 

Mongeau expres.sed wishes to ex- 
pand the language house in the future, 
perhaps using separate floors for ad- 
ditional languages He hopes that next 
year's house will illustrate to students 
the belief that "language should go 
beyond the cla.ssroom " 

Residence Life Forum assists all 




Residence / ife Forum (^htjirper\<m 

The Campus Activities leam 
(CAT) formed the Residence Life Fo- 
rum last winter after it was deemed 
necessary to have specific representa 
lives from each of the residence halls 
on campus. The original goal was to 
have at least one representative frnm 
every h.ill Unfortiinaleiy, this not 
yet become a reality Currently, only 
six of the iiniversitv's residinee halls 
are represented, inchuling the West 
Campus apartments This is one item 
CAT has begun to address 

T.ach ol the current members ot ilu 
Residence Life Forum Committee do 
indeed represent the residents of their 
halls They truly strive to obtain each 
resilient "s input as to the type of events 
they would like to see on campus. 
Some past successful events have in 
eluded Karaoke Nights and a Casino 
Night in the Belle Airs Nightclub, and 

most recently, the dating game Singled 
Out, ba.sed on the popular MTV ver- 

In aildition to planning these and 
other events, the Residence Life Fo- 
rum will begin to assist in contlucting 
various (oriims in the residence h.ills. 
These forums are designed to make 
students more aware of the many or- 
eani/ations that they have the oppor- 
timitv lo become involveil with at Vil- 
lancwa University. 

The Residence I ife Tonim Com- 
mittee ol the ( ampiis Aeti\ iiiesTeam 
always welcomes and encourages new 
members to be become involved by 
.itlending the weekly meetings. These 
meetings are held every Monday 
evening at 5 ()()p ni in the Rosemont 
Room of the Connellv Center With 
additional members, the Residence 
Life Forum will have access to more 
student input, and as ,i result, continue 
to spinsor eiitertaming events that ap- 
peal to the greatest number of students. 

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February 16, 1996 




T U 


E S 

Major Trouble: Political science majors want it all 


Assisiani ftuium tdiiot 

Do political affairs excite vou'^ Is 
the idea of working in the nation "s 
capital something you hope to 
achieve? Have you ever caught yt)ur- 
self ilavdreaming that you were the 
President residing in the White House, 
swarmed by the media and national 
and international affairs? As a 'Nova 
political science major, these aspira- 
tions can he true if one jumps at the 
advantageous opportunities this uni- 
versity otters and becomes involved 
both inside and outside of campus. 

As a member of the College of Arts 
and Sciences, the political science de- 
partment attracts students interested in 
politics, government and law. "Tradi- 
tionally, our department has the larg- 
est amount of students in the college 
of arts," proudly states Chairperson 
Dr I.<iwellGustafson. "Political sci- 
ence has the advantage of just being 
interesting," he continues, "and all the 
assignments teach great analytical and 
thinking abilities as well offering ex- 
periences with communication, which 
is useful not only in political science, 
but elsewhere in life." 

As a professor in the department. 
Dr. David Barrett also acknowledges 
the strengths and helpful knowledge 

one can gain by majoring in political 
science. "All the professors take teach- 
ing very seriously and make it easy 
and accessible for students to talk to 
us," he says. "Many professors are not 
just exclusive to the classroom and in- 
terested in only academics, but are in- 
volved in political science off campus, 
too." Currently researching the 
("lA, Professor Barrett has written a 
book and numerous articles on the 
Vietnam War and other such topics. 
"Quite a few are involved in actual 
politics which makes the classroom 
that much more interesting and 

A Villanova political science stu- 
dent is expected to fulfill 30 credit 
hours upon graduation. "The student 
declares the political .science major in 
the spring of sophomore year and from 
there takes the a couple of mandatory 
courses for the next four semesters in 
American Government and Interna- 
tional Relations," explains Dr. 
Gustafson. "There is a total of 10 
courses that are required, as well as a 
senior seminar." 

Although the workload may appear 
as stressing and overwhelming, stu- 
dents find the sources bearable with 
much exf)erience for the future and 
great opportunities to become in- 
volved. "Our internships are the best 

thing in the department," Dr 

"There are a number every semes- 
ter and even some during the summer 
where a student can go city, state, or 
national and get anywhere from three 
to fifteen credits. These internships 
offer potential for careers and for land- 
ing a first job." 

Dr. Barrett makes note of the 
department's great opportunities in 
reference to the success of a former 
student. "A student that I had three 
years ago arranged for an internship 
his senior year to D.C and from there 
was offered a job with a congressman 
of Massachu.setts." Dr. Barrett, hav- 
ing recently been in touch with this 
Villanova graduate, says that he is 
working now as an aid to the gover- 
nor of Massachusetts. "He told me 
that my classes were very relevant to 
his work and he recommended intern- 
ships for everyone with a government 

In addition to internships, political 
science majors can easily become in- 
volved in the University's study- 
abroad program which travels all over 
Europe, Asia, and Australia. 

"What is even more remarkable are 
our mini-mesters in the first three 
weeks of May," states Dr. Gustafson. 
"A group of political science students 

Dr. Kreeft questions values 


Staff Kefxirter 

Education and learning seemingly 
go together — you just can 'I have one 
without the other. Or can you? Is it 
po.ssible that we, in the university en- 
vironment, are getting an "education" 
without true learning? Dr. Peter Kreeft 
of Boston College seeks to explore the 
possibilities in his lecture "Requiem 
for a Student's Soul: Is Higher Edu- 
cation Killing or Curing the Student 
Psyche?" The lecture will offer an 
insider's view of the destruction of 
higher education and will take place 
Thursday, February 22 in the Wayne/ 
St. David's Rt)om of the Connelly Cen- 

Dr Kreeft 's evening lecture is 
sponsored by the St Augustine Club, 
the Philosophy department and the 
Core Humanities department. 

Kreeft is one of the leading Chris- 
tian philosophers of our day. He has 
authored over 20 books including A« 
gels (and Demons). Everything You 
Ever Wanleil to Know About Heaven, 
C.S. Lewis in Christian Perspective 
and Summo of the Summa His many 

lectures include intriguing topics like 
"American Decadence and How to 
Stop It," "Objective Truth and Moral 
Values," "Is There Sex in Heaven?," 
and "Great Minds of Western Civili- 
zation: Including Socrates, Aquinas, 
Kierkegaard and C.S. Lewis." 

In his eloquent and creative style. 
Dr. Kreeft has tackled many contem- 
porary, controversial issues. For ex- 
ample, The Unahorted Socrates is an 
imaginary dialogue between Socrates 
and a doctor, a lawyer, and a psychia- 
trist in an abortion clinic. In Between 
Heaven and Hell, Christian writer 
C.S. Lxwis, John F. Kennedy and phi- 
losopher, Aldous Huxley - who in real 
life all died on the .same afternoon in 
l'^63 — meet and discuss three world 
views (theism, humanism and panthe- 
ism). In another work, Socrates Meets 
JesiLs, Kreeft places the philosopher 
in Harvard Divinity to dramatize a 
conversation through rational argu- 

On sabbatical from Boston Col- 
lege, Kreeft will be giving a series of 
lectures at the campuses of Villanova, 
Haverford, and Princeton. In fact, his 

Villanova visit will be a homecoming 
of sorts. He taught at the university 
from 1962 until 1965 as well as at 
other local universities (St. Joseph's, 

"Requiem for a Student's Soul" 
promises to be an exciting lecture. Dr. 
Kreeft is very personable and invites 
all to hear, meet and discuss the ideas 
presented. A reception given by the St. 
Augustine Club will immediately fol- 
low the Kreeft's talk in which all are 
invited to attend. 

Eating disorder counseling emerges 


Fealu>r\ fdilor 

Fact: One in every five college 
women is anorexic. 

Fact: Five- 1 5 percent of those ex- 
periencing anorexia are male 

Fact: One in every 250 females 
between the ages of 12 and 18 are 

Fact: 20-30 percent of college 
women engage in binge-vomiting to 
control their weight 

As if these statistics arc not star- 
tling enough, the problem of eating 
disorders is quickly growing worse 
Living in a nation obsessed with 
physical appearance has led many in- 
dividuals to take drastic measures to 
meet the slandards of the 'Amencan 

The two most common eating dis- 
orders arc an(ucxia and bulimia 
Anorexia is characterized by five ma- 

jor symptoms: severe weight loss, in 
tense fear of becoming fat, distorted 
body image, refusal to maintain nor- 
mal weight and weight loss not caused 
by illness. 

Those suffering from bulimia ex 
hihit recurrent episodes of binge-cat 
ing. use laxatives or diuretics, experi 
ence depression after a binge, fre- 
(juentlv fluctuate in weight and do not 
voluntarily change abnormal eating 
patterns Both of these conditions .ire 
life-threatening and run rampant on 
college campuses 

Fortunately, Villanova University 
offers a.ssistance for those who have 
fallen victim to eating disorders The 
University Counseling Center is cur- 
rently offering individual counseling, 
with group sessions planned to take 
off in the upcoming weeks 

Ihese sessions are designed to dis- 
cuss shared eating habits while calm 
ing underlying feelings that often leatl 
to eating disorilcrs According to Di 

Ixslie Parkes, "eating disorders are 
external solutions to internal problems 
that often have to do with a woman's 
self-esteem and feeling of identity " 
Therapy fcKuscs on revealing these 
problems while sharing experiences 
with people suffering similar hard- 

The groups will remain exclusive 
after enrollment so that the women can 
feel like they are in a safe environ- 
ment According to Parkes, "as the 
trust builds the discussions become 
more personal" 

If you are interested in learning 
more about the origin of eating di.sor 
ders, Parkes will deliver a speech en 
titled, "Starving the Self Identity and 
latinf^ Disorders in Women " on Feb 
23 at 12 30 p m in the Wayne Room 
of the Connelley Center Additional 
information is available at University 
Counseling Center, located in Corr 
Hall, room 106, or by calling "^l'^ 

travel to the capital and meet with 
many political representatives." In 
addition, there are now models that 
one can take part in such as Model 
UN, Model Arab Ixague, and Model 
American State. 

After graduating with a degree in 
political science, generally many 
'Nova students move into law, gov- 
ernment or business. "Students ad- 
vance into law school or into a vari- 
ety of political jobs in the civil ser- 
vice or executive branch, " the chair- 
person reports. "Others begin teach- 
ing or a large number of graduates 
achieve business degrees and become 
involved in international studies and 


Whichever direction one takes, a 
Villanova University political science 
student is guaranteed the chance to 
become involved and experienced 
within their field of study "Most stu- 
dents have the impression, shown by 
the large number of students enrolled 
in our department, that the workload, 
courses and opportunities are more 
than satisfactory," says Dr. Gustafson 
And, if that student does go the extra 
mile and uses this university's re- 
sources for all it has to offer, the next 
president of the United States may just 
be a Villanova alumni. 

Alpha Chi Omega and dates had a great time Sunday night at the 
surprise Grab-A-Date. Sisters and new members had one hour to get 
ready, grab a date, and jump on the buses headed for Smokes. A fun 
time was had by all. 

Congratulations to Elyse Glazer who got a scholarship to teach and 
compete in a kick boxing programs in Ouincy, Mass. Elyse is obviously 
our toughest new Alpha Chi member. 

Kara McLaughlin has finished knitting the new Alpha Chi Omega 
afghan. The Alpha Chi Omega afghan will be on display at the Brook 
Street House from Feb. 19-25. Then it will be going on the national 
Alpha Chi tour at the University of Indiana. 

Congratulations to Jenna Troy for writing her first feature articles 
for the Villanovan! Good job Alpha Chi Onega Sisters! Keep up the 
good work! 

TTiis weekend the premier of How To Succeed In Business Without 
Really Trying stars five Alpha Phis. Good luck to the producer Jen 
De Lucia, the director Valerie Joyce, and actresses Kristin Miller, Sabina 
Roldset, and new member Kelly Abby. Those talented Phis never let us 

Have you been tied on yet? All the best guys on campus should have 
gotten their tie by now if they've been set up for Alpha Phi's Waiki-Phi 
Date Dance. Do you think that Alpha Phi will be shocked when she 
sees who is wearing her tie tonight? The girls leave at 6:30p.m., and the 
boys catch their bus at 7:15p.m. in the main lot. Make sure you have 
your invite, your tie, and a fun-loving attitude for a night of Hawaiian! 

Bowling was a blast, we might have to .start a Chi O team! Now 
everyone must get ready for the social event of all social events... THE 
BARN DANCE!! Chi O's and all their dates need to get their denim 
and flannel ready for Saturday night. 

Hey Pi Phis, hof)e everyone had a great Valentine "s Day — and there's 
more to come-get ready for an amazing Date Dance on Sunday Night! 

Congratulations are in order to our own Melissa Boyko--1996 
Panhellenic Vice President. Keep up the good work! 

And finally to our Eta Pledge Class- The Sisters of Pi Beta Phi would 
just like to remind you guys how excited we are to have such wonderful 
pledges. You guys are the BEST! 

A huge CONGRATS goes out to Tara Mataraza for recently being 
elected for Steering Committee We know that you will do a great job 
preparing the upcommg freshman class 

Delta Gamma is so proud of the new Panhellenic President, our 
Meghan Joyce. Congratulations and good luck. Holly Kritch, you are 
doing an incredible job with the new Adopt-A-SchoolProgram. All of 
your hard work has definitely paid off. We want to give LindaDiFlorio 
a huge thanks and a DCi hug for the great job that she has done with the 
pledges. Keep at it DiFlorio You are making DG even stronger with 
all your work. We hwe ya! -Pledges: Great retreat this weekend 
Now you can understand what sisterhood is all about We are so excited 
about you guys and look forward to an intedible semester with each and 
every one of you. 

Congratulations to all your new class officers. Get ready girls for 
our .Shipwrecked weekend. Cheers!! 

The sisters of Iri-Delta have recently completed a very successful 
and meaningful visit from our Collegiate District Officer Kate Botii 
All of our officers spent time with Kate, not <inly to review their spe 
cific duties, but also to gain insight from a very active and knowledge- 
able Tri-Delt. She met with smaller groups of Delta sisters at various 
times to get a good idea of what our chapter is all about, and we're 
pretty sure she was impressed with what she saw and learned about 
Gamma Beta 

On Feb 23, be sure to look out for all of those cra/y and fun Tri 
Delts sporting their dancing shoes' Our "Crush" formal will take place 
on that night, and is guaranteed to be a rip-roaring g(MKl time! I'hanks to 
Cara Fanning for all of her hard work on getting the formal organized 

I'hanks to the Villanova Community for being so supportive of our 
recent Send-A-Kiss drive for Valentine s Day! Our philanthropy chair, 
Charlotte Piket, and her staff did a incredible )ob raising money for 
children with i am ei 

February IB. 1996 


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Long shot lands Villanova $20,000 Scholarship 


heaiurts Editor 

With a blowout score of 90 to 50, 
the LaSalle game may not have been 
the most invigorating spectator event 
seen at the Spectrum. However, it was 
certainly a night to remember for one 
Villanova freshman who left the game 
with a $20,(KM) scholarship courtesy 
of CoreStates Bank. 

Andrew Holmes, a freshman 
chemistry major from Whitehall, PA, 
was chosen for a preliminary shoot- 
ing competition on Dec. 1 3 during the 
Temple game at the CoreStates Spec- 

Holmes believes that il was luck 
or some divine power that got him into 
the competition. He was approached 
by CoreStates representatives while 
accompanying a friend to the snack 
bar. When he was asked to partici- 

pate in the .shootout, he enthusiasti- 
cally accepted. 

Contestants qualified by hitting a 
free throw, a three-pointer and a half- 
court shot during each of the Big Five 
Series games at the Spectrum this sea- 
son. All previous winners of the com- 
petition qualified for the $20,000 
shootout at Monday night's match up. 
Holmes was the only one to hit the 
three pointer, naming him the recipi- 
ent of the scholarship. 

The check was presented by 
CoreStates Director of Community 
Development Noreen Casey. 
"CoreStates believes in education," 
said Casey. "We're glad to help some- 
one achieve their academic goals." 

With his parents, two younger 
brothers, friends from home and 
former basketball coach all cheering 
him on in the audience. Holmes had a 
lot of support. "I just wanted to make 

the first shot, " said Ht)lmes. "When I 
made the foul shot, 1 got a boost of 
energy that gave me the confidence 1 
needed. " 

When asked if he had any reserva- 
tions about the a)mpetition. Holmes 
said, "the only thing I was really wor- 
ried about was nerves-just totally 
choking and not being able to do any- 
thing about it Fortunately that d'dn't 


Andrew Holmes 

WXVU Top Ten 

1. Eric's Trip 

2. NOFX 

3. The Bouncing Souls 

4. The Spinane's 7" 

5. The Mr. T Hxperience 

6. Screwed Soundtrack 

7. Butterglory 

8. Pansy Division 

9. The Wrens 

10. Lambchop 

The Villanovan Top 10 

straight from the office of Chief Wiggum... 
The Top 10 things Jon and Joe learned on their over- 
night trip with the basketball team: 

10. Steve Lappas drives the team bus 

9. Kerry Kittles leads the Barry Mannilow sing along 

8. Assistant Coach Paul Hewitt: GQ Supermodel 

7. Roscoe still joins the team for team meals 

6. Fr. Lazor dunks 

5. John Celestand brushes Howard Brown's teeth 

4. Rafal Bigus quotes Shakespeare in pre-game locker 

3. Brian Noone practices on a 15-foot basket. Just to 

make it far. 
2. Zeffy Penn travels seperately on his Harley 

and the No.l thing that Jon and Joe learned... 

I. (buck Kornegay knits a mean quilt 

Holmes has been playing basket- 
ball his whole life. This week he spe- 
cifically practiced shooting for the 
competition. "If 1 played a game, 1 
would stay after for 15 minutes or so 
after my friends left and just shoot," 
he said 

After the g.inie. Holmes was 
greeted by his hall mates, who deco- 
rated the (.iorni with l)alloons and post 

ers. Together they gathered around the 
television to watch Action News, 
where the shot was featured iluring the 
sports segment 

So far. Holmes has not received any 
offers from Coach lappas However, 
with Kerry Kittles and hric Fberz 
graduating this year, the Cats will need 
an outside shooter Holmes just might 
be the man tor the job. 

Students lend their devotion 
to AIDS Awareness Week 


Staff Keportti 

During these days of Valentines 
and flowers, the AIDS Peer hducators 
have been diligently working to re- 
mind the Villanova community that 
while college is the time of new expe- 
riences and incredible times, students 
are not invincible. This past week has 
been dubbed AIDS Awareness Week 
and is dedicated to AIDS education 
and prevention. 

For the past four years, the AIDS 
Peer Educators have planned and di- 
rected Villanova s AIDS Awareness 
Week. AIDS Peer Educators, a sub- 
group of the AIDS Task Porce, is com- 
prised of about 30 students, including 
Ann (lavaghan and Kate Kennedy, 
who offer presentations and 
information.sessions on AIDS related 
issues. This week has always fallen 
around Valentine s Day lo remind stu- 
dents, according to Anne Gavaghan, 
that "the ones we love won 'I always 
be here." 

One flyer designed to catch the at- 
tention of many read, "As of June .^(1, 
1995, 476,H99 Americans have devel- 
oped AIDS'" While some may have 
been shcKked by this figure, it is likely 
that most simply kept walking with- 
out giving it any thought. Young 
people have been drilled for the past 
decade about AIDS information and 

prevention. But, will they know how 
to deal with the of a friend or rela- 
tive to the AIDS virus'.' Information 
tables have been set up in Connelly 
Center, the PIT and the SPIlall week 
long to help students to better deal 
with the AIDS experience Literature 
on AIDS, lis prevention and its influ- 
ence on this campus was readily avail- 
able, in addition to red ribbons which 
could be purchased lor .i small dona- 
tion to any one of various AIDS sup- 
port groups. 

On Tuesday evening, a moving 
speaker captured the hearts of many 
A thirty-one year old HIV positive 
woman shared her experiences with 
this life tlireatening The week 
continued with anonymous HIV test- 
ing by the Delaware County AIDS 
Network. On Wednesday, the 
Connelly Center Cinema had a show- 
ing of "Boys on the Side." which fea- 
tured a woman who was HIV positive. 
All proceeds from ticket .sales went to 
the Delaware County Alf^S Network 
who ottered much help anil support 
to this week's events. The Interpret- 
ers" Theatre brought noted AIDS 
awareness with a performance on the 
second floor of Stanford Hall 

A flnal event, an AIDS Awareness 
Benefit concert, is to be held on Fri- 
day at the Belle Aire Terrace. For just 
$3, students can see four bands per- 
form live, including the Squids, Dig- 

ger, Fat Day, and Still Water. The 
procedes will be donated to the 
Calcutta House to better ihc lives of 
AIDS victims. 

AIDS etfects everyone, especially 
college students. According to some 
reports, the leading cause of death 
among 23 to 44 year old people is the 
AIDS virus. Statistics show thai on 
average, it lakes S to 1 1 years for some- 
one lo develop full blown AIDS. Iliis 
means that the average age for one to 
be infected with the disease is about 
the age of a college student. 
Nancy Heiislei, Honors Program Co- 
ordinator and Advisor for the AIDS 
Peer I'ducators, puts this in perspec- 
tive by stating that, "Ivspecially in a 
college environinenl where everyone 
appears healthy and is geared for great 
futures. It IS easy lo dismiss AIDS ,is 
"someone else's disease," but we will 
all face the devastalion of AIDS in nur 
-lifetimes. We need lo conlinue edu- 
cating ourselves intellectually, emo- 
lionalh. .tnd spiriliiallv so we can be- 
come much more than passive victims 
of this disease." 

AIDS Peer Hducators dedicated 
ihis week of romances and friendships 
to AIDS awareness, but they also of- 
fer AIDS information and support year 
r(Hind. The AIDS hotline is completely 
anonymous .md can be reached by di- 
aling x9fil>()0 and then SAIDS. 

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Lenny Kravitz brings down the Electric Factory 



The Electric Factory in North 
Philadelphia was built for Lenny 
Kravitz. All of the other shows held 
in the warehouse-become-theater 
since its opening this past fall were 
just warm-ups. 

Lenny dedicated the place to the 
god of rock and roll with his sold-out 
show Feb. 10, and all those who fol- 
low him can only hope for second best. 

Kravitz, a classically trained vocal- 
ist, brought his Circus *96 tour to the 
city of brotherly love, marking his first 
area appearance since the 1993 show 
at the Tower Theater in support of the 
red-hot Are You Gonna Go My Way 
album. Although his newest album 
Circus has not fared as well commer- 
cially as his last, fans started lining 
up in the abnormally warm winter 
evening three hours before he was set 
to take the stage. 

The crowd was one of the most 
eclectic gatherings of people to be 
found anywhere. There were chain 
toting, nose ring-wearing punks stand- 
ing next to two Coolio wannabes who 
in turn were standing next to 40 year- 
old hippies. 

Black and white, young and old, 
everyone turned out to see the part 
funk, part hard rock Kravitz, whose 
musical influences can be traced to 
anyone from the Beatles to Jimi 

Lenny took the stage, which had a 
huge crucifix draped in the back- 
ground, at 10 pm and didn't leave it 
until well into the next morning, tear- 
ing through some 15 cuts, including 

an encore that, by itself, would have 
been well worth the 20 bucks it cost 
to get in the place. 

Opening with the understated "The 
Resurrection" from Circus, Kravitz 
immediately showed the deep faith 
theme that runs throughout his music 
From there, he went right into "Tun- 
nel Vision," another Circus track. 

The usually flamboyant Kravitz 
looked rather reserved in his long- 
sleeved brown shirt and brown leather 
pants, but any air of reservation .soon 
vanished as he jumped from one side 
of the stage to the other, his dreads 
flying like a flail and his lean body 
making Mick Jagger look like an ar- 

Backed up by a two-man horn sec- 
tion, Kravitz and his band rocked hard 
without letting up for even a second. 
"Always on the Run" from Mama Said 
combined Lenny's ear-splitting guitar 
play with the feeling of a big band, 
and "Fields of Joy" showcased the 
musician's jjenchant for interspersing 
a soulful ballad with Hendrixesque 
guitar play. "What Goes Around 
Comes Around" concluded the Mama 
Said cuts done during the main set. 

Before playing "Rock and Roll Is 
Dead," the first song released from 
Circus, Lenny called it "misunder- 
stood." This single definitely showed 
the influence such '70s hard rockers 
as Led Zeppelin have on Kravitz as 
the opening guitar work is reminiscent 
of "Heartbreaker." 

Oddly enough, the concert gave 
relatively short shrift to Kravitz 's most 
successful album Are You Gonna Go 
My Way, relegating it to a 20 minute 
medley of "Sister," "Eleutheria" and 

"Filack Ciirl" during the opening set. 
For cMcct, this [mdlcy was accompa- 
nied by swirling red and green lights 
which complenieiited the psychedelic 

lb linish up the set, Kravitz dug 
hack into the album I ct Low Rule, 
getting the audience to jom in the re- 
frains of both the title track and "Free- 
dom Train," which continued on for 
some 10 minutes. 

Kravitz commented on the wide 
range of people in the crowd, implor- 
ing people to love one another. He 
said that the media tries to make false 
divisions between different groups and 
told people not to listen to such talk, 
saying "When they separate us, they 
have the power, because we don't have 
ours*** together." 

After this, the band left the stage. 
This departure was met by raucous 
"Lenny! Lenny!" chants. Returning 
to tremendous applause, the band went 
into the hit "It Ain't Over 'Til It's 
Over" After his band left the stage 
once again, Kravitz did an acoustic 
version of the spiritual "Believe," leav- 
ing at its conclusion. 

Although the crowd was thor- 
oughly pleased with the show, it was 
evident that everyone was waiting for 
one more thing. After an extended 
interlude, Kravitz took the stage with 
his "V" shaped guitar and was met 
with a thunderous greeting. He 
p>ounded into the visceral "Are You 
Gonna Go My Way" which remains 
this generation's anthem. By the end 
of the number, Kravitz had blown the 
crowd away, leaving no one unsatis- 

WXVU's General Manager 
(a.k.a. Punk Goddess) speaks 


Staff Reporter 

My assignment was to interview a 
woman I didn't know, in the hopes of 
extracting information about the state 
ofWXVU89.1 FM.Villanova'sonly 
radio station. Somewhat apprehensive, 
1 arrived at the station and was cor- 
dially met by the Punk Goddess her- 
self, Ann Gavaghan, General Manager 
of WXVU In a stuffy, .smaller-than- 
a- jail-cell room, she proceeded to tell 
the Villanovan, all it needed to know 
and more about its state of affairs... 

But first, a little hh>tory about the 
woman behind the notoriously liberal 
voice. As a frosh, Ann got started in 
communications by writing news ar- 
ticles forthe Villanovan. Then she had 
the idea of reading news on the air 
which led to her becoming involved 
in radio. The rest was history. In three 
years, she managed to work her way 
up to General Manager, which she 
says is a rather unattractive job in that 
she gets calls at odd hours from disc 
jockeys who experience technical 
problems during their shows. Al 
though she is responsible for meet 
ings, bills and whatever comes up- 
good or bad, she still seems to enjoy 
her position Regarding WXVU and 
its li.steners, Ann had much to say, and 
to define. 

First of all, she declared that its 
format is primarily College Alterna- 
tive, although there are differences 
within bands of a certain genre, mak- 
ing it difficult to classify. They hope 
to bring listeners the cutting edge of 
everything, including Jazz, Global 
Music, Punk, etc.... In response to the 
accusations that they're "music 
snobs," only playing stuff that can't 
be heard on other radio stations, Ann 
said, "We play today, the stuff YKK) 
and WDRE will play tomorrow " 
When asked if moving towards main- 
stream was a solution, she emphati- 
cally stated, "We're not selling out." 
After all, this is not the objective of 
college radio. It is an outlet to broaden 
the horizons and "just because you 
haven't heard of these bands before 
d(x;sn't mean they're not worth listen- 
ing to" 

The diversity of student thought is 
reflected by the l)Js, the shows on the 
air, and the music they choose to play 
After going through a standard 
playlist, the DJs are free to take re- 
quests (though they will refuse ones 
out of context with their particular 
show), or play what they like One 
only has to check out the Program 
Schedule to see that news, talkshows, 
and other specialty shows, besides 
music, abound. Ann says that student 
feedback is very important, and that 

" the responsibility is in the hands of 
the student." Caller suggestions and 
surveys have prompted changes, like 
the addition of the Grateful Dead 
show, as well as the monthly newslet- 
ter "Radio Waves." which features ex- 
cellent reviews, lists, and articles 
Soon The Villanovan will be featur- 
ing "Geek Briefs," a compilation of 
outrageous station gossip as recorded 
by WXVU's mysterious Dr. Love. 

If you thought WXVU was just a 
"campus thing," note the Valley Forge 
Military Academy in Wayne has a 
multitude of dedicated listeners, and 
enough local calls to the staion have 
landed it a spot in the Arbitron Rat 
ings Book, comparable to Nielsen TV 

Ixitely it seems the two main forms 
of communication on campus. The 
Villanovan and WXVU, have Ix'conie 
intertwined and arc gaining promi 
ncnce. What better ways to express 
oneself than through audio and visual 
outlets? You might enjoy it, like those 
already involved 

If she doesn't recruit you first. Ann 
encourages those with I)J potential tc 
try it Unlike professional radio, which 
limits your freedom, Ann says, "Col- 
lege radio is anarchical" Such radical 
views coming Irom a woman who 
hopes to entei 1 .ivv school in a lew 

Lenny Kravitz played at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia on Feb. 10. 

Diary ofFrida Kahlo: 
true artistic expression 


tntertainment Editor 

Published for the first time in its 
entirety, Frida Kahlo's astounding 
joumaJ is a documentation of the lasi 
ten yearsof her life. This intimate self 
portrait is perhaps the most beautiful 
collection of artistic thought that could 
possibly be bound in the confines of 
any solitary book. 

Traversing the years 1944-54, this 
1 70-page journal is a complete expres- 
sion of Kahlo's thoughts, poems, 
dreams, and reflections about her 
stormy relationship with her husband, 
Diego Riviera, Mexico's most famous 

Complete with 33^i illustrations, 
including 70 watercolor paintings, ani- 
mated sketches and majestic self por- 
traits. The Diar\ of f-rida Kahlo is no 
ordinary journal All text entries are 
written in Kahlo's extraordinary lav- 
ish script in a full rainbow of color, 
which give the whole hook a decora- 
tive feel 

The book is just as pleasing to l(K)k 
at as it is to read. This personal ac 
count of Kahlo's life has been kept 
under lock and key for about 40 years, 
and probably was never meant to reach 

the eyes of strangers. Her poetic ways 
of expression are a key to reaching the 
many dimensions of her complex per- 

Kahlo edifies through enchanting 
images and inspiring phrase f/ie es- 
sence of her turbulent childhood, her 
political ideas and awareness, and her 
obsession with Diego Rivera. 

The journal, which has been pub- 
lished incomplete full-color fasimile^ 
is written in Kahlo's native Spanish 
language. A complete breakdown and 
translation of each page appears in the 
back of the book Complete with com- 
mentaries and analysis of all the work 
it contains, this added bonus provides 
deeper insight and understanding of 
Kahlo as a person, woman and as an 

This facsimile is also accompanied 
by an extensive introduction by world 
renowned. Mexican man ol letters, 
Carlos Fuentes and an essay relating 
the journal in context of Kahlo in his- 
tory by Sarah M l^iwe. 

"Reading thrtnigh Frida Kahlo's 
diary is unquestionably an act of trans- 
gression, an undertaking inevitably 
chargeil with an element ot voyeur- 
ism " writes Lowe as she captures the 
full essence of Kahlo's work. 



Call for Papers 






CONTENT: The paper nuy be either a rridcal anjIysU w a research report on j topic 
relevant to women's studies or gender studies and must include some evidence of 
bibliofraphic exploration of the current scholarty work on the topic. Maximum 
length (typed, double-spaced, excluding footnotes and bbliography): Undvgraduatr 
papers"20 typed pages. Graduate paperS"2S pages. First year students may submit 
a S-IO typed page research paper or critical essay for consideration in a separate 
category. The papers may be written specifically for this con^>etition or based on 
work completed at the Universiry during Spring, Summer or Fall I99S. 

AUTHORS: Collaborative efforu from studenu are welcomed. Both men and 
women are encouraged to submit their work. All authors must be students enrolled 
at the University during the time the research was completed. 

EVALUATION AND AWARDS: All papers will be evaluated by a panel of faculty 
members. Cash awards of $300.00 will be gh/en to the top ranked undergraduate 
and graduate papers. A SSO.OO award will be given to the top ranked paper by a 
first year student. Papers and awards will be presented by University President 
Edmund Dobbin, OSA, at a conference to be held at the Connelly Center during 
National Women's Studies Month, March 27, 1996. 

SUBMISSION INFORMATION: Please submit (4) four copies of the paper and a 
copy on a 3.S inch diskette in WordPerfect to the Women's Studies Program Office, 
448 St. Augiudne Center, by March 1 , 1 996. Do not put your name in the body 
of the p^cr. Do submit a rover page including paper title, your name, year in 
school, local address and phone number and Social Security Number (and, if 
appropriate, professor for whom paper was written). 

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Eating on the Main Line: Boccie serves Italian 


Assishint I nliilainmcnt tditor 

If you are searching lor an infor- 
mal, yet classical dining atmosphere, 
Boccie Restaurant and Bar may be the 
answer to your craving for authentic, 
tasty food at a reasonable price. 

This restaurant is located promi- 
nently in Suburban Square, but its en- 
trance can be a little tricky to find. 
The door appears after what seems 
like a long walk down a dark, covered 
alley, but once inside, patrons imme- 
diately forget this slight inconve- 
nience, and focus their attention on the 
inviting surroundings. 

As soon as diners walk in the door 
they feel as if they have been trans- 
ported to an Italian cafe. Two um- 
brella-covered tables and a long bar 
comprise the first alcove of the res- 
taurant, so patrons seated here are 
given the impression of dining al 
fresco. This section is enclosed by a 
brick wall on one side and a mural of 
the Italian countryside on the other. 

Tlie two main dining rooms are sepa- 
rated by a large brick oven and 
counter, and their walls are lined with 
original watercolors that reflect the 
beauty of Italy. 

Boccie 's menu is extensive, and 
includes a wide range of Italian foods 
as well as some American favorites. I 
ordered a small br(KColi and cheddar 
pizza with plum tomatoes and red on- 
ions. My companion, in addition to 
helping me finish off the delicious 

As soon as diners walk 
in the door they feel as 
if they have been trans- 
ported to an Italian cafe. 

pizza, ordered penne pasta with 
chicken in a marinara sauce. Although 
the restaurant was bustling with cus- 
tomers, we were served surprisingly 
fast, and were given much attention 
by our waiter. 

For dessert, my companion and 1 

Cultural film breaks 
cinema boundaries 


Stufj Reporter 

This week the Cultural Film Series 
presents " Ihe (iarden of the Finzi- 
("ontinis, ■ directed by Vittorio De 
Sica, as part of its aeries the "Politics 
and the Personal. "Vittoria De Sica's 
career spans nearly the entire history 
_of Italian cinema. He began as a ro- 
mantic leading man in the 192()s 
Since then. n(.t only has he grown up 
with Italian cinema, his poetic vision 
as a director has been responsible for 
its maturation. It was his early works. 
along with those of Roberto 
Rossellini. that gave birth to the 
neorealism movement in the late 

These two broke all of the rules of 
conventional cinema and took film- 
making to the streets. They shot on 
location, and cast non-professional 
actors and actresses. They employed 
documentary effects, and made use of 
whatever light was available. Their 
aim was to represent the harsh reali- 
ties of post-war Italy through work- 
ing-lower class characters who were 
struggling in a very hostile, social and 
political environment As one of the 
lathers of neorealism, De Sica has 
painted painfully vivid portraits of 
hardship and indifference 

Although the l')7() release "The 
Garden on the Finzi-Continis ' hardly 
resembles De Sica's early master- 
pieces, with Its picture perfect color 
photography and examinatuin of 
Italy's upper-class, it does remain true 
to his vision It is the interplay of so 
cial forces and individual fates which 
make the film his own. 

The film chronicles the gradual 
dissolution of the Jewish communitv 
in the Northern Italian town of Ferrara. 

from the onset of Benito Mussolini's 
anti-semitic edicts in 1938, to the ar- 
rest and deportation of the Jews in 
U)43. As their fellow Jews are progres- 
sively excluded from public life by 
li'ws forbidding them to serve in the 
military, to attend public schools and 
even to play on public tennis courts, 
the wealthy Finzi-Continis open their 
vast gardens to the friends of their 
daughter. Micol, and their son, 
Alberto. It is through the eyes of one 
of these friends, a middle-class Jew- 
ish-Italian student named Giorgio, that 
the viewer perceives most of the film's 
characters and events. 

Visually. "The Garden of The 
Finzi-Continis" echiKS the sentiments 
of classical cinema. Its sharp, impres- 
sive colors, and poignant moments of 
melodrama live and breathe. Each 
frame is so perfectly composed that 
one can literally turn off the sound, 
block out the subtitles and enjoy the 

The Connelly Center Cinema will 
be showing the film on Feb. 1 7, 18 and 
1*^ at 7 p.m. as part of The Cultural 
Film and Lecture Series, "Politics and 
the Personal." The guest sf)eaker on 
Monday, Feb. 19 will be Chaim Potok 
with a discussion entitled "The Ser- 
pent in the Garden." Potok. an or- 
dained rabbi, earned his PhD in phi- 
losophy from the University of Penn- 
sylvania He is the author of eight new- 
els, including award winners ThcC'ho- 
scn. The Ciift ofAsher lev, and Wan 
derings: Chaim Potok \ Histon of the 
Jews. He has also written two 
children's books and four plays which 
recieved their premiere productions in 
Philadelphia and have appeared in 
various other cities Ticket prices are 
$.^ for Villanova stutlents and $4 tin 
all others. 

ordered cappuccino and shared a heav- 
enly slice of apple cheesecake to fin- 
ish our delectable meal. 

Although BtKcie's surroundings 
are quaint and its cuisine delicious, it 
is definitely a family environment. 

On the Friday night I went, it was 
jam-packed with young families and 
kids, as well as groups of older adults. 
Some may find this commotion a bit 
too hectic, but for me it only added to 
the fun atmosphere. 

If, however, you're the kind of per- 
son who prefers to eat at home, Boc- 
cie offers a take-out menu and low 
delivery charges. In addition, during 
the weekdays, the restaurant also of- 
fers a Lunch Express Menu for both 
eat-in and take-out. Prices range any- 
where from $4.50 for an Eggplant 
Parmigiana sandw ich to $13.95 for a 
large Abbondanza ("the works") 

With food as wholesome and well- 
priced as this, it's no wonder Boccie 
Restaurant and Bar was awarded the 
honor of Best Pizza on the Main Line 
in "Philadelphia Magazine's 1995 
Bestof Philly Edition." 

Boccie Restaurant and Bar provies a great dining experience. 

O R T A L 




Dar Williams released her second album, Mortal City, following her tradition of great music. 

Dar Williams lastest album 
captivates and intrigues 

"The (iarden of the Finzi-Continis" (Italy, 1970), with Dominque Sanda 

(( enter), directed by Vittorio De Sica. 


Entertainment Editor 

Dar Williams, one of the fresh 
unknown faces of the folk/pop genre, 
recently relea.sed her second album. 
Mortal Citw The album captures the 
beauty of life's little individualities 
and quirks, through the p<ietic lyrics 
of Williams. 

Her Ivrics tell stories about 
life's ups and downs, making her mu- 
sic full of a passion that comes from 
onlv the most honest of hearts and 

She writes and sings all of the 
songs on the .ilbum, although, in 
some songs she units in vocals with 
John Prine John Prine is a well- 
kn(^wn and talented musician, so the 
combination of the two is magical. 

If diversity is what you seek, 
you will not be disappointed. Will- 
iams" songs range from the playful 
and spirited "As Cool As I Am," to 
the mellow anil serious "Family" and 
"February " A personal favorite is 
The Christians and the Pagans," 
which is a song about family diver- 

sities and finding common ground 
with one another. Another mesmeriz- 
ing tune is "The Ocean," with a beau- 
tiful melody and words full of pas- 
sion and meaning: "And the ones that 
can know you so well are the ones that 
can swallow vou whole." 

Mortal City's unique 
character grows on the 
listener and quickly be- 
comes an addiction. 

In the eighth track. "The Point 
less. Yet Poignant, Crisis of a Co-ed," 
she provides the listener with a hu- 
morous tale of the trials of love and 
romance while in college. She sings 
"Well sometimes, life gives us lessons 
sent in ridiculous packaging." 

The lyrics are not the only attrac- 
tion within this album. Mortal City 
creatively ina)rp<irates more than 
your average guitar,, drum line- 

up; harmonicas, congas, cellos, 
mandolins, fiddles, the piano and fi- 
nally, a personal favorite, the 
digeridoo, are all part of the al- 

This makes for a unique com- 
bination and a breath of fresh air 
from that typical and repetitive 
YKM) sound (Williams' music can 
be heard on WXPN HH.5). 

Mortal ('it\'s unique charac- 
ter grows on the listener and be- 
comes an addiction. To dcnv (nie- 
self of some of the greatest ear-food 
around is a sin in its own right 

Dar Williams' debut album, 
I he Honesty Room, is also a gem 
The sound is similar, vet different 
enough lobe worth buying. Ilie Ix-st 
thing one can do for themselves is 
piiTchnscMorlal City and I he Hon 
est\ Room, they are well worth the 

In the ma.s.scs of music 
have lost their meaning, these two 
CDs offer the listener a chance to 
not only enjoy the music but to 
really think about what it has to say 

February 16, 1996 


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Things to do in and around Philadelphia 


Staff Reporter 

How many times have you been 
excited because your family, friends, 
relatives or boyfriend or girlfriend are 
coming to visit you at school? It is the 
same thing every time, you can hear 
yourself on the phone "yeah, come 
visit, 1 can't wait, we'll have the best 
time!!!", only to realize as you hang 
up the phone that you have no idea 
where to go to eat or what to do when 
they come. I have encountered this 
reparative dilemma various times 
throughout my four years at Villanova, 
so we thought it would be a little easier 
for you if you had your own jjersonal 
guide to hotspots in and around Philly. 
Not only does this guide give you typi- 
cal sightseeing events, but it also lists 
atypical things to experience while in 
the city. 

Typical Tourist Attractions 

-Independence Hall 

(215) 597-8974 Chestnut Street, 
between fifth and sixth 

Step into the past and experience 
where America's freedom all began 
with the signing of Declaration of In- 

-Liberty Bell Pavilion 

(215) 597-897 Market Street, be- 
tween fifth and sixth 

Visit our nation's most cherished 
symbol of freedom, where the sound 
of freedom will always ring true. 

-Valley Forge National Histori- 
cal Park 


Have a picnic lunch with the fore- 
fathers of our country, and explore the 
site of the Famed 1777-78 winter en- 
campment of George Washington and 
the Continental Army. Take a walk 
through history with a tour of 
Washington's Headquarters. On the 
Weekends the tour guides are dressed 
for the times. 

-Penns Landing 

Take an enjoyable trolley ride or 
afternoon stroll through historic Penns 
Landing. Salute one of the various 
Navy shif>s that are often docked there 

Philadelphia Zoo 

(215) 243-1 KK) 3400 W. Girard 

Open year-round 9:30a.m. to 
4;45p.m. $8.50 for adults and $6.(X) 
for children It's a jungle out there, so 
get in touch with your animalistic side 
and come to America's first zoo. 
Climb with the monkeys, fly with the 
exotic birds and growl at the lions. 

-Pennsylvania Academy of Fine 

(215) 972-7600 118 N Broad 
Street $5.95 for Adults and $4.95 for 
students and children. Mon.-Sat 
10a.m. -5p.m. Sun. 1 1 a.m. -5p.m. 

Whisk yourself away for a day of 
dreaming and enlightenment. This 
mu.seum has the Finest collection of 
early American art on the Coast, 
spanning through three centuries 

-Academy of Natural Sciences 

(215) 299-1000 19th and Ben Franklin 
Pkwy. $6.50 for adults and $5.50 for 
childre . Mon.-Fri. 10a.m.-4:30p.m 
Sat. and Sun. 10a.m. -5p.m. 

Come explore the natural world! 
Go back in time and unlock the mys- 
tery of the dinosaurs. 

Atypical Tourist Attrac- 

Chadds Ford Winery 

(215) 388 6221 Route One 
Chadds Ford, Pa 19317 

Make a toast to a wonderful af- 
ternoon at the Chadds Ford Winery. 
Tour the wine cellar and taste the cur- 
rent vintage. 

-Dock street Brewing Company 

(215)4%-0413 2 Logan Sq. (18th and 
Cherry) Philadelphia, Pa. 19103 

Come and enjoy dinner or lunch 
at Philadelphia's only full grain brew- 
ery. After dinner, be sure to take a 
tour of their authentic brewery. 

-Edgar Allen Poe National His- 
toric Site 

(215) 597-8780 seventh and 
Spring garden Sts., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Visit the authentic home of our 
outstanding seventeenth Century au- 
thor any day from 9a.m. to 5p.m. free 
of charge. Soak in the history and the 
knowledge of Mr. Poe through a 
guided tour, exhibit showcases, slide 
shows and a library. 

-Please Touch Museum for Chil- 

(215)963-0667 210 N. 21st Street 
Philadelphia, Pa. 19103 $6.95 per per- 

Bring your children to get their 
hands on anything and everything they 
feel like touching. Let them enjoy 
the day at the nations 's first hands-on 
museum for children 7 and younger. 
It is open from 9a.m. to 4:30p.m. seven 
days a week. 

-Eastern State Penitentiary His- 
toric Site 

(215) 236-7236 2125 Fairmount 
Avenue, Philadelphia Hours vary- 
$7.00 for adults and $3.(X) for children 
7-18 yrs. (Under 7 notadmitted. En- 
ter through the great iron gates of the 
penitentiary and unlock the mystery 
that lies within. You'll learn about 
Pennsylvania's greatest criminals and 
their attempts of escape, as well as 
their failures. 

-Mutters Museum at the College 
of Physicians 

(215) 563-3103 19 S. 22nd be- 
tween Chestnut and Market Tues.-Fri. 
10a.m.-4p.m. $2.(K) 

admission $1 .(X3 for college students. 
Children 6 and under free. 

Come experience strange medical 
phenomenons such as Siamese twins 
and strange diseases on wax models. 
See an early 20th Century doctor's 
office; you'll be amazed at the ad- 

-Dave and Busters 


Pier 19 N. Columbus Blvd 

Ltxiking for something a little 
different? Dave and Bu.sters combines 
great food with great fun to make for 
a fantastic night. They not only serve 
food, but have several large-scale 
video games, such as virtual reality 
original bar gives a twist to a typical 

Franklin Institute Science Mu 

(215)448-I2(K) twentieth Street 
and the Parkway seven days a week 
9:30a. m.-5:(X)p.m $9 50 for adults 
and $8 50 for children 

Ixt your tingle with ex 
citement when you spend your day at 
a museum where children and adults 
are invited to touch and feel the ex- 
hibits Walk through a giant heart, 
feci and hear it beating, finger-paint 
on a computer or feel like you're in 
the movies at the four-story high 
Tuttlcman Omnivcrse Theater 

-Philadelphia Museum of Art 

(215) 763 81(K) 26th Street and Ben 

Franklin Pkwy. Tues.-Sun. 10a m- 
5p.m. Wed. 'till 8:45p.m., $7.fK) for 
adults and $4.(X) for Students and chil- 

Treat yourself to an enjoyable 
afternoon of beauty and culture 
Come in and Expand your horizens. 

-New Jersey State Aquarium at 

(609) 365-33(XJ seven days a week 
10a.m. -5p.m. $9.95 for adults and 
$6.95 for children. 

Explore the deepest depths of the 
mysterious oceans. See everything 
from goldfish to man-eating sharks. 

-Reading Terminal Market 

(215) 922-2317 twelth and Arch 

Come and enjoy a day of culture 
and great food; experience over 60 
fresh food stalls and lunch counters. 

-The Italian Market 

South Philadelphia 
Walk one of the country's oldest 
ethnic markets. The colors, sights, 
sounds and smells will make you feel 
as if you're strolling down a street in 
Italy. The authenticity of the market 
can bring out the "Mamma Mia" 
in anyone. 

-South Street/Headhouse Square 

eleventh St. to Front St and up .sec- 
ond St. to Headhouse Square 

South Street has something for 
everyone. It is where all of 
Pennsylvania comes to stroll, shop, 
snack, dine, browse, sight-see and 


Exit 31, Belmot ave. Off Rt. 76 
Manayunk has it all: history, din- 
ing, shopping, entertainment, bars and 
people-watching. This unique town 
will give you a sense of culture that is 
unattainable anywhere else. 

-Melrose Diner 

(215)467- 6644 1501 Snyder Ave 

Return to the time of poodle skirts, 
letterman sweaters and dating when 
you visit the Melrose Diner, a tradi- 
tional 1950's diner. 

-Meyi-en Restaurant 

(215) 592- 71(X) Pier 19 N. Dela- 
ware Ave. Philadelphia 

Asushi lover's heaven, not only do 
they have terrific food but a terrific 
view of the waterfront as well This 
combination will make any night a 
great one. 

-Spaghetti Warehouse 

(215) 787 -0784 1026 Spring Gar- 
den St. Philadelphia 

Come to the Spaghetti Warehouse 
and bring 499 of your closest relatives 
and friends, this is one of the largest 
and most original restaurants in Phila- 
delphia The restaurant is furnished 
by genuine antiques, a family can even 
dine in a beautiful bed or a real 
live Trolley car. 

The Rose TatttM) Cafe 

(215) 333- 88(X) 1847 Roosevelt 
Blvd , Philadelphia 

In the mood for a little romance ' 
Ihen be sure to bring your sweetheart 
to I'he Rose Tatoo Cafe This restau- 
rant may be slightly on the more ex- 
pensive side, but the ambiance is well 
worth it if you are l(K>king for a warm, 
co/v restaurant that makes ym ft'<^' i**^ 
if you are the only one there 


(215) 735 5562 .1310 Dreery, 

rhe Spirit of 4hc Irish is alive in 
McGillian's Bar with an ale of the 
week, great apjKti/ers and a fun up 

beat atmosphere. 

-Warmdaddy's Blues Cafe 

(215)627-25(K) Front 

and third Street 

Philadelphia's own little touch of 
the south is here at Warmdaddy's 
Blue's Cafe. This g r e a t N e w 
Orlean's style restaurant will supply 
you with soul filled blues music, in- 
credible southern cuisine and the at- 
mosphere to go with it. 

-Crab Corner 


Front and Chestnut, Philadelphia 
Crab Corner offers incredible seafood 
and a relaxing laid back atmosphere. 

The "Nortourious" Philadel- 
phia Bus Tour 

(215)625-2681 Satur- 

days 10a.m. -1p.m. $23 per person. 

leaves from the Visitor's Center on 
16th and JFK Blvd. Explore the many 
sides of modem day Philadelphia in 
some of the most offbeat locations. 

You'll not only see some movie 
locations but see real crime scenes. 
You will hear stories of murders and 
modem miracles. The tour will be en- 
hanced wth such things as hand 
outs, musical soundtracks and real 
news footage. 

-Last Drop Coffee House (215) 
893- 0434 thirtenth and Pine, Phila- 

A great place to get together with 
some friends for some intellectual 
stimulation or just for a good cup of 
Java. Tliey piay a great mix of music, 
anything from hip-hop to jazz 
Overall, it is a fun upbeat place to hang 
out and mull over the world. 

-Wispering Statue in Fairmount 
Park You sit on one side of the 
statue and a friend sits all the way on 
the other side, one person whispers 
to the other and it sound like that per- 
son is sitting right next to you. 

It's a great way to meet someone 
Sit and whi.sper sweet nothings until 
someone answers you. You never 
know; it could be destiny. 

-Comedy Sportz 


Located in the Actors Center 
Caberet in the Bourse BuildingShow 
time 10:30 Saturday Night $8.(H) ad 
mission $6.(X) students The show is a 
comical competition between two 
teams, the audience becomes an ac- 
tive part by making suggestions to 
the comedians. 

Rollerblading, Walking, Run- 
ning, Biking around the Schuylkill 

The paths around the Schuylkill 
River make exercise an enjoyable 
activityThc scenery is so beautiful, 
you won't even realize vou 're getting 
in shape 

Phantom Fountain 

( 21 5) S46- 9044 Tues.-Sun 4pm 
1 1p.m. 

In the mood tor a real ice cream 
soda' 'I"hen stroll down to the Phan- 
tom Fountain - an authentic soda 
fountain and drug store It has all the 
original products from the 50's Bring 
your best girl or your best guv. share 
a soda, and think dreamv thoughts 

Top of the Bellvue for High Tea 
and Crumpets 

It's tea time!! Spend your after 
noon the British way ('(mie join us 
for tea and crumpets or any other des 
sert that may strike your fancy 

-Franklin Mills Mall 

(215) 632 -1500 Mon 
Ida. m. -9:30pm, Sun Nam fip in 

A shopper's dream, there are over 
2(M) great stores and they are all dis- 
count stores. You save 20%-60% on 
everything you purchase. 


(215) 335 -9501 8046 Frankford 
Ave. NF Philadelphia Mon -Sun. 
10a.m. -4p.m. $3.(K) per person 

See all the sp<H)ky spiders and bugs 
you can imagine. Come to the largest 
arthropod museum in Philadelphia. 
Shudder as you stare at a sealed 
kitchen crawling with tons of 
LIVE cockroaches. 


(215) 386 -8555 thirty-eighth be- 
tween Market and Chestnut 

Need a little excitement while vis- 
iting Philadelphia? Come dance the 
night away at a typical college bar. 
Listen to great music, have an few 
drinks and hang out with your friends. 


(215) 928- 6455 417 N. eighth 
Street between Spring Garden and 
Kelo Hill 

This old book bindery has been 
tran.sformed into a bar that holds over 
HXX) people. This bar is described as 
eclectic One room is for dancing, 
another for jazz, another is 
done in velvet; be sure to admire the 
incredible murals that cover the walls. 

-Mystery Cafe Dinner Theater 

(215) 238-1313 L^>cated in the Bistro 
Romano Restaurant on 120 Lumbard 
Street Ever dream of becoming a de- 
tective? WeJJ, here's your chance. 
During dinner experience a murder; 
watch for clues and you may be the 
one to catch th killer; but be careful 
or vou mav be the next victim! 

Well, there you have it lolks. the 
complete guide to the area that sur- 
rounds us everyday. 

Have a great time, and hopefully 
this guide will make any planned or 
surprise visits from anyone of any age 
or any ta.ste that much more enjoyable! 

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" Broken Arrow " leaves movie-goers irate 


Staff Reporter 

If you arc planning on seeing "Bro- 
ken Arrow" this weekend, a good way 
to approach it is to pretend you are 
watclnng il on an airplane, but you 
failed to purchase the headphones 
This movie about stolen nuclear mis- 
siles is visually stunning, and contains 
some of the most unique and exciting 
action scenes to hit the screen in ages. 
The movie's dialogue however, almost 
made me want to go and steal my own 
nuclear missile and hunt down the 
film's screenwriter. 

Starring John I'ravolta and Chris- 
tian Slater as air force pilots, "Broken 
Arrow" is the story of how Travolta's 
character steals two nuclear missiles 
in order to sell them back to the U.S 
governnv.'nt for $250 million. Set in 
a Southwest desert, the only people 
who can stop Travolta's psychopathic 
Deakins is his one-time partner, 
plaved by Slater, and an innocent park 
ranger, played by Samantha Mathis. 
Whether it be in an abandoned mine 
on the side of a cliff or on a speeding 
tiam, the movie is basically a race to 

sec if Slater and Mathis can retrieve 
the missiles before Travolta programs 
them to destroy the entire Southwest. 

Slater and Mathis do the most they 
can with what little character devel- 
opment the script allows them. For 
example, a typical exchange between 
the two has Slater screaming "Look 
out!" while Mathis shouts "Why am [ 
doing this?" In fact, the two do not 
even learn each other's names until the 
final scene. 

Travolta, on the other hand, is a 
different story. Although it is hard to 
complain about him after such great 
performances in "Pulp Fiction" and 
"(jct Shorty,"in "Broken Arrow" his 
character is reduced to a sort -of surfer 
dude gone berserk. His acting con- 
sists of saying "Ain't it cool?" and 
"What a rush!" in his best Californian 
accent after he blows up whatever tries 
to get in his way. 

As 1 hinted before, the main rea- 
son to see this film is for the action 
scenes, of which there are plenty. In 
fact, the movie ads should list 
Travolta's, Slater's, and Mathis' stunt 
doubles as the real stars of the film, 
for they get just as much screen time 

"Broken Arrow' starring John Travolta and Christian Slater leaves much to be desired. 

as their better-known counterparts. In 
a movie full of crashing helicopters, 
speeding trucks, and nuclear bomb 
explosions, director John Woo clev- 
erly hasTavolta and Slater fistfight the 

final scene, and this proves to be one 
of the most exciting scenes in the 

Finally, this review cannot con- 
clude without mention of Travolta's 

menacing and evil sidekick played by 
none other than Villanova Alumni and 
football star Howie I.X)ng. Through 
his unique deliverance of lines, Lt)ng 
holds the audience's interest. 


Horoscope Gurus 

Aquarius: Your motto this week is "Don't lie about the weather, defy it!" You despise the bone- 
numbing cold and were born to live by the Mediterranean. To convince everyone of this fact, abandon 
the coal and gloves and run around campus in the skimpiest of bathing suits. Who knows? Maybe 
Mother Nature will decide to usher in Spring sooner after witnessing you in all your pale, bare glory. 

Pi.sces:This week you find yourself transp<Kted back in time to the last decade. Whip out your 
Thriller album and resume practice of the Moonwalk. With any luck, you'll perfect the step in no time 
and be able to move on to more challenging dances. To enhance this experience tune in to old episodes 
of "(irowing Pains," "Who's the Boss?, "and "The Cosby Show. " This way, you'll always be prepared 
for a quick game of Trivial Pursuit (1980's Edition, of course). 

.Aries:Feeling a little stres.sed? Go crazy this week to relieve the tension - sneak your bookbag into 
the bookstore . budge in front of all those "Chicken Parm" people at the Day Hop and "borrow" one of 
those ncat-o, mamma-size cappuccino mugs from the Spit to add to your dinner-ware collection. 
Whatever you do, be subtle in your actions. Remember, we reserve the right to deny