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September 6. \^N0 

Class of 2000' s spirit lights the skies 


Features Editor 

The class of TWO started the school 
year off with a bang I lit new students 
were treated to a spectacular fireworks 
display, ctnirtesv of the l'>*)r> orienta 
tion staff. 1 Ik cm iii look pl.ici <ii the 
football stadiuni on iht final evening 
of the (iMii ila\ progMiii iijini I I 1 u()(K I classmen, the 
staff ii iim J tor eight days to prepare 
for the new students During this time, 
seminars on communication, stress 
management, group dynamics and 
new student concerns were presented 
by the steering committee The staff 
also enjoyed activities which allowed 
them to build a strong coniiiiuni!\ 
among themselves. 

While the workshops, discussions, 
^ames aiul (.heeis were all highlights 
ol the progi.iin. ni,i(i\ .igieed that the 
fireworks tapluieii the true spirit ul 

This IS tJK first time the orienta 
lum program has sponsored such an 
event " This is an extremely unique 
class," said Student ( 'hairperson Rvan 
Smith "Wt wanted to try something 
ilrastiealiv different for the class of 

The day s lestivities also includeti 
a ( ommissioning Liturgy at which the 
new students omoudty beamte mem- 
bers of the University family. In his 
opening speech. Administrative C\H)r 
dinator Kevin Downing emphasi/ed 
the transition trom "new student' to 
fellow student," from "follower" to 
leader ' The Mass was celebrated by 
Fr } d Hastings () S ,A . who "t;ot 

down" with the new students before 
his Homily. 

After Mass came the traditional 
hoagie picnic on Mendel field. The 
new students, energized by the meal, 
participated in water balloon fights 
and volleyball games. 

Because the football team was not 
available for the usual blue vs. white 
game, a hypnotist mesmeri/ed the new 
students and the staff at the duPont Pa- 

Afterward, the grand finale ex- 
ceeded all expectations With music 
blaring and the staff dancing in um- 
s(m, the football stadium was trans- 
formed into an arena, fhe new stu 
dents chanted the cheers that haunted 
them during Itic piogr.un while the 
staff looked on with [uidc There is 
an incredible growtti from ifie lust day 
to the closing," said Smith. 

Suddenly the lights went down and 
the cheering subsided After a brief 
moment of silence and anticipation, 
the sky exploded with colors. The new 
students, unable to remain seated in 
the bleachers, flooded the field 

After the dtsplav ended, a ' 
(if JtKHI" sign was ignited, with fire- 
works exploding from all sides I'his 
incredible closure represented the 
pride of the students and staff The 
new students truly experienced the 
University comimuiity they had heard 
of so frequently during (uientation 

The time for gtxxlbyes st)on came 
Orientation counselors were carried 
out of the stadium by their groups, new 
students embraced, and staff members 
snapped photos 

rnoiD Hv Ml 1 issA s(>ix)i St. I 

The flMr-day erientatioii program was intended to acclimate the freshmen to their new surroundings, ihis 
year's <>es.sion was capped ofr by a firrworlu di.splay. 

Dr. Cardelli remembered 

Dr. .Ja-jon < ardelli died unrxpet t(-dl\ on V1ji> 14 


Press Release 

l)r lasoii \ Cardelli, a.ssistant pro- 
fes,sor of .istmnomy and asim, physics 
It the University, died suddenly on 
May 14. He was 41. 

Cardelli K gm teaching at the Uni- 
w rsit\ III 1.1 n I Ml \ .'f l')95. He taught 
courses in ilic tunddiiicntals of astro- 
physics as well as the astronomy 
oMirs. s Planets to Oua.sars," "The 
Sun Au<A Stars" and a.stronomy labo- 
ratory sections. 

i In Media, Pa. resident was a 
tiifhh ics[ircfrd researcher and an it ,),|i r on studies of the 
niti rs!< nxdiuiii I ISM)— the dust 
and gas In Km r n the stars in our gal- 
axy and Ih \ I Mid 1 lis work on the ISM, 
lit h '111 which stars are bom, 
A IS cited extensively. The a.stronomer 
had developed methods that enabled 
the first detection of heavy metals such 
as tin in .space. He was currently in- 
volved in research for NASA on five 
major grants totaling more than $1 77. 
0(M). and was scheduled to present 
three professional papers this June. 
I >' spite his young age. he had pub- 
lished more than 75 publications and 

( "ardelli held a Ph.D. and master's 
ili'i;rees in astronomy from the Uni- 
vrrsitv nfWishington and a bachelor 's 
degree in astronomy from the Univer- 
sity of Illinois. 

Fi< f f! joining the University fac- 
uli\ In A IS a researcher in the a.s- 
trnnonu .Uparinu iii at the University 
cif WisKinsin Madi.son. Prior to that 
[msilimi lie \>.iirkrd :i^ n pmirct sci- 
entist iiiul( I iMiitMii !. I iSii Hubble 
Space Trlesi n[x- i .iIiIh.Uuic itu m 
stninif 111 itid ,i\s( sMMt; lis r>erloi 
niaiu ( 

Cardelli was the founder of the 

North American Small Telescope Co- 
operative (NASTi f ') A liir!) prov ides 
a valuable resmu^c h.i txah individual 
and institution users of small to inter- 
nudiate-si/f telescopes. NASTeC 
helps them obtain data for astronomi- 
cal research in collaboration with pro- 
grams centered on the International 
Ultraviolet Explorer and the Hubble 
Space Telescope. Twice a year, he pro- 
duced a comprehensive, technical pub- 
lication for NASTeC. He also founded 
and directed the Association of Re- 
search Astronomers, which brought 
professional attention to employment 
issues facing non-academic profes- 

His various honors included the 
Space Telescope Science Institute Vis- 
iting Scientist Award in 1994. and in 

1991 , he received a five-year grant for 
the NASA Long-Term Space Astro- 
physics Research Program. Cardelli 
was also a member of the Goddard 
High Resolution Spectrograph team. 
This in.strument. the GHRS, is an im- 
portant mechanism on the Hubble 
Space Telescope used for detailed 
analysis of chemical abundances in 
space. In 1991, his team earned the 
NASA Hubble Space Telescope/ 
GHRS Group Achievement Award for 
their effort. 

His various memberships include 
the American A.stronomical Society 
Nominating Committee, Ultraviolet 
Management Operations Working 
Group and the International Ultravio- 
let Explorer Users Committee. 

On-campus alcohol 
offenses taken seriously 


Assistant News Editor 

"There is no new alcohol policy at 
the University," said Fr. John Stack, 
O.S.A., dean of Students. The only 
alterations are more severe sanctions 
for students who have committed an 

The open container and keg fines 
doubled per person from $25 to $50 
and 'i. 1 1 K ) to $200, respectively. All of 
these guidelines, along with the rest 
of the policy, can be found on page 25 
ot !h( University's 1996-97 Blue 

I hese collected fines go toward 
I'liig and Alcohol Education pro- 
grams, such as speakers and other pre- 

vention programs. The decision to 
change the .sanctions was made by the 
Student Life division of the Alcohol 
Task Force Committee, headed by the 
University's president, Edmund J 
Dobbin, O.S.A. 

Stack said that alcohol consump- 
tion at the University is a problem. "It 
seems like students feel it is their God 
given right to drink at college. The law 
of (no drinking until you are] 2 1 seems 
not to be a concern If we knew that 
everyone would drink responsibly we 
might have a University cocktail 

"Kids do not think that drinking 
itself is wrong, " .said Stack, who be- 
lieves that irrespoasible drinking leads 
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September 6, 1996 



Editorials 04 

Patterson 05 

Features 12 

Entertainment ....19 

Sports 29 

Klick's Korner 30 


Ann Gavil^hilll wants to know 
where all ilu- lUlll^ v^tnt in the 
Connelly Center. On the Marc 
has some ideas to spiit- up those 
dull political conventions and 
Patterson takes his first shots of 
the year al Presidtnl Kill. 
Speaking of pri-sidenls, our own 
Fr. Dobbin addresses (he need 
for community al Villanova. 
Finally, the editorial board has 
a bone to pick over 


Finally, a really quite humontus 
top 10 list for a change (well, at 
least mildly amusing). Also, for 
all you freshmen out there still 
tuokin^ for a major, check out 
M^or IVouble's look at history. 
As it turns out, despite what 
you learned in high school, stuff 
really did happen after World 
War II. For anyone out there 
who has ever dreamed of 
punching one of the peddlers in 
front of Kennedy, check out the 
article on page 13. 


looking for something to do 
this weekend? Check out the 
full page spread <m stuff to do 
in Phillv. From museums to 
clubs, it s all Ihert'. and thei-e s 
a map too. If \ou take it with 
you downtown, you can look 
like one of those really cool 
tourists who all the muggt is 
stay away from. Also, find out 
why in the world <»ui reviewer 
didn t like the Hrud> Bunch 
movie sequel. 


The Cats almost took D-1 
opponent Rutgers last week but 
fell slioi I due to some passes 
thrown to the wrong color 
jerseys. And ^.peaking of 
jerseys, check out the new deal 
'Nova is on the verge of signing 
with Nike. Keporterliv. every 
student will be forced (o wear a 
swoosh on his shirt and anyone 
caught wearing Keeboks will be 
flogged. But, of course, some 
details still need to be worked 
out. Finally, Klick goes on a 

New concentration innaugerated 

Press Release 

On Wednesday, Sept. 18, the Rev. 
Edmund J. Dobbin, O.S.A., will for- 
mally inaugurate a RussianArea Stud- 
ies Concentration (RASCON). The 

ceremony will take place al 1 :3() p.m. 
in the Villanova Room and will be fol- 
lowed by a conference of diplomats, 
political scientists and other scholars 
from the United States and Russia. 
Among them are the Honorable Jack 
Matlock, former U.S. ambassador to 
Russia and the Soviet Union; the Hon- 
orable Sergei Panchekin, first secre- 
tary of the Russian Embassy to the 
United States; Dr. Lilia Shevtsova, 
political analyst and senior associate 
of the Carnegie Endowment, Moscow; 
and Dr. Blair Ruble, director of the 
Kennan Institute for Advanced Rus- 
sian Studies. The topic of the confer- 
ence is "Understanding Russian- 
American Relations after the Cold 

The RASCON inauguration con- 
ference will provide an opportunity for 
academics, students and journalists to 
probe beyond the headlines. They can 
hear and question experts who com- 
mute between Washington, D.C., and 
Moscow regularly and have firsthand 
knowledge of Russia's political, so- 
cial and economic conditions. 

For University political science 
professor Dr Jeffrey Hahn. direct(irof 
the RASCON program, this opportu- 
nity to explore the new Russia comes 
not a moment too soon. 

In l^Nl, the Union of Soviet So- 
cialist Republics dissolved into its 
c(nistituent 1 5 republics, the largest of 
which is the Russian Federation. The 
Icderation consists of 21 republics 
and is surrounded by 14 wholly inde- 
pendent stales As Russia cea.sed to be 
a military and political threat, many 
American universities and colleges 
began to reduce and, in many cases, 
eliminate their Russian studies pro- 

Hahn finds this trend disturbing 
Although the Cold War is over, 
Americans actually need to know 
more about Russia, not less," he said. 
"In the { old War days, the bipolar re- 
l.ilionship wc had with Russia, while 

not friendly, was at least predictable. 
Now, Russia's domestic situation is 
unstable, and, if that were to take an 
unpredictable turn, it could seriously 
altcci that country's already complex 
relations with the rest of the world, 
especially the United Slates " 

The health ol Piesideiit Boris 
Yeltsin is an ongoing question. 
Chechnya, one of the republics in the 
Russian federation, is lighting foi lull 
independence in a bloody, unpopular 
war. Other states within the Icderation 
are, like Chechnya, popul.ited by non- 
Russians. Some ol these may decide 
to assert their ethnic identities and to 
seek independence. And there is the 
questionable state of the Russian 

However, with all its problems. 
Ru.ssia still has the potential to recovei 
its superpower status in the next cen- 
tury. It has a universally literate popu- 
lation, its scientific establishment is 

world class and its cultural heritage is 
second to none. 

To pretend that Russia is no longei 
a "major player" in the world is a loot 
ish, short-sighted notion, Hahn he 
lieves. Americans, especially young 
Americans who will be the leaders of 
the 21st ceiilury, need to learn as much 
as they can about this ccmiplex giant, 
which straddles the continents of l:u- 
ro[X' and Asia anil shares a border with 
the Peo[iles Republic ol China From 
philosophical, political and cultural 
points of view, it is in the vital inter 
est of all Americans to uiideistaiul 
what and who makes Russia tick. 

A distinguished group of Univer- 
sity faculty members has joined Hahn 
to teach in the RASCON program 
They are experts in various aspects of 
Russian politics, history, economics, 
language and culture: Dr. Zoia 
Korsurn. Russian Language and Lit- 
erature, Ur. Adcle Lindenmeyr, his- 

tory, Dr Joseph I ova, O S A , theol- 
ogy. Dr. Halee/ Malik, political sci- 
ence. Dr. Miron Wolnicki and Dr. 
Kenneth Taylor ol ecoiionucs and Dr 
Denis Wilde, OS. A., music (iuesi 
lectures from other institutions aiul 
agencies will also contribute Inaddi 
lion, the University has been awardetl 
a U.S.I.A.-sfSoiisored social science 
partnership program with Nizhny 
Novgorod State University This ex- 
change program is expected to begin 
in the fall of 1W7, 

I he RASCON program is open to 
all undergraduates. I'o complete the 
concentration, each student must take 
24 credit hours including two semes- 
ters of intermediate level Russian lan- 
guage and five electives chosen from 
courses in history, literature, political 
science, economics, religious studies 
and art and art history,. In addition, 
each student must take a three-credit 
interdisciplinary seminar 

Students partake in local march for 
the rights of the poor and homeless 


Assistant News Editor 

From "Ridge Mason to Ridge's 
Mansion," the Kensington Welfare 
Rights Union marched to the state 
capital last week with some assistance 
from Villanova students. Senior My 
Padmalingam participated in the 
march. The Villanova Community 
Partnership Corp (VCPC), Jed by jun- 
ior Frannie Mikolajewski and sopho- 
more Isis Misdary, with help from 
Campus Ministry, arranged a rest stop 
for this "March for Our Lives," a pro- 
test to recent medical and welfare cuts 
in Pennsylvania. Marchers, most of 
them poor and/or homeless, were 
served dinner at the stop in front of 
Jake Nevin Sunday, Aug. 25 after 20 
miles of their 140 mile journey. 

Mikolajewski made pasta and 
sauce for the marchers. TTie partici- 
pants were also served fruit and drinks, 
provided by the Dining Services. 
Members of the march were grateful 
not only that they received a nutritious 
meal but that they had some support 
in the college community for their 
movement to help people out of pov- 
erty. "When the little kids tugged on 
your shirt asking 'May I have a piece 
of orange,' you felt so connected to 
them that you realized that this 
struggle was not just theirs but yours 
also," said sophomore Theresa 
I^drigan, who volunteered at the site. 

A rally in North Philadelphia 
started the march with Patricia Ireland 
from the National Organization Of 
Women (NOW) speaking and some 
local p<iliticians present. TTie march- 
ers donned stickers, buttons and tee 

shirts with slogans and affirmations in 
memory of supporters, such as Faith 
Evans, State Sen. Roxanne Jones, 
State Rep. David Richardson, 
Kathleen Sullivan, and Johnnie 
Tillman, who died this year. The 
march voiced the concerns of the 
Kensington Welfare Rights Union 
which is an organization of poor and 
homeless people fighting for afford- 
able housing and ways out of indi- 
gence. The Kensington Welfare Rights 
Union is noted for Tent City, which is 
a tract of tents for people who have 
been turned away from the over- 
crowded Philadelphia shelter system 
The Union moves "to end poverty 
and end the attack on the poor." In the 
same spirit, VCPC works regularly 
with this organization and the Phila- 
delphia Union of the Homeless. 






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September 6. 1996 




Donahue Hall 
makes many vast 

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News Editor 

Roughly $2 million worth of reno- 
vations to Donahue Hall took place 
throughout the summer Improve- 
ments to the South Campus dining hall 
include a food court, a convenience 
store, an AIM machine, copy ma- 
chines and extended hours. The 
project, which had been planned for 
nearly two years, was brought about 
largely through the efforts of the 
University's departments of Facilities 
Management and Dining Services. 

"The project is the result of the rec- 
ognition that Donahue Hall needed 
renovations to handle the increasing 
number of students on campus," said 
Michael McGuckin, product and mar- 
ketmg manager for Villanova Dining 
Services. Consequently, an interna- 
tional consulting group was brought 
in and many student organizations, 
including the Student Government As- 
sociation (SGA) and Villanova Qual- 
ity Improvement (VQI), supplied 
ideas and helped set the construction 

"The construction began the Mon- 
day after ended last spring and 
the goal was to be finished by the 15th 
[of]," said John Gallen, execu- 
tive director of Facilities Management. 
"This is a short p)eriod of time to com- 
plete such a large project. Consider- 
ing this, we've accomplished a lot. but 

the convenience store will not be 
opened until Sept. lO," he added. 

Donahue Hall's meal service pro- 
gram also underwent a facelift. I'he 
cafeteria is now a seven stationed f(K)d 
court. Ihe first station is now referred 
to as "The Good Earth " and serves as 
a health bar with a selection of veg- 
etarian entrees. The second is "Padre's 
Pizza" and the third is "Heavenly 
Wings and Other Things, " similar to 
a Boston Market. There is also the 
"Fryery"( cooking cheese steaks, 
burgers and such), a made-to-order 
deli and "Traditions" (featuring the 
normal meal plan cycle, as in Dough- 
erty or St. Mary's Halls. "The idea is 
to give students a wide variety of 
choices while keeping certain pre-set 
menus that people can count on, '".said 

Before renovations, the South 
Campus hall's dishroom was "small 
and inefficient" and trays were carted 
to the kitchen to be cleaned, said 
McGuckin. The improved building is 
equipped with a new tray drop-off 
window and a mechanized conveyor 
belt into the dishroom. 

Half of the new facilities will shut 
down by 8 p.m. The convenience store, 
copy machines and ATM machine will 
remain open later, as well as areas for 
study sessions and group meetings. 

Another new feature to Donahue 
Hall is the addition of the "Picnic 
Grove" with outdoor tables and three 
grills. Students under the University's 

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I'llOlOBV KAR/\(iK()UI Kl 

The improvements and additions made to the South campus dining facility seem to be a success 

meal plan now have the opportunity 
to submit their names to Dining Ser- 
vices and to be supplied with ham- 
burgers, hotdogs, chips and other food 
for a barbecue meal. 

"The finished product looks 
great, "said McGuckin. "It is a rich 
looking serving area, constructed with 
quality materials. It's really got a beau- 
tiful look. " 

Similar renovations for moderniz- 
ing and upgrading Dougherty Hall's 
facilities are currently on the drawing 
board. Plans include decreasing 
kitchen space, increasing dining space 
and ridding of the ramp at the hall's 
entrance. Improvements to Dougherty 
Hall are hoped to be completed bv 

Alcohol punishments 

(continued from page I) 
to vandalism, violence and sexual as- 
saults. Stack said that "18 to 20 year 
olds are not responsible drinkers" and 
that the old sanctions were not effec- 
tive. Consequently, the old methods 
of limiting underage drinking on cam- 
pus have been modified. 

Stack believes the "culture" on 
campus accepts and promotes under- 
age drinking. This year the Univer- 
sity will be sending more letters home 
to parents, protected by the Family 
Fducational Rights and Privacy Act, 

also explained in the Blue Book. 

Ihere is no "black and white" 
method to a.ssigning disciplinary pro- 
bation to students, said Stack Ik- 
added that each student's record is re- 
viewed and everyone is entitled to 
some mistakes. 

"People know how to drink re- 
sponsibly. They just choose not to," 
said Stack, adding that limiting on- 
campus drinking does not encourage 
off-campus drinking. "We're not mak- 
ing students drink at all." he said 












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September 6. 1996 


201 Dougherty Hall, Villanova University, Villanova. Pa. 19085 

Jttiiathaii M. Klick iiiul Jot- PattfrNoii 
Kditors in Chief 

Karen M. (loulaii 
A.<>M>ciate Kditui 

James M. Donio and (lina Kullo 
Mana^in^ Kditun> 

Raising the level of discussion on campus. 

plans segregate 
Villanova family 

There is going to be a big surprise come November for 
those Villanovans who thought Homecoming could not pos- 
sibly be any worse than it was last year. Instead of last year's 
system where there was one segregated picnic with only a 
fence separating those of age from those not of age, there will 
be two entirely unrelated picnics, one for alumni and seniors 
and one for everyone else. These two gatherings will not even 
take place within sight of one another, with one on Sheehan 
Beach and the other on Mendel field. 

We are always hearing about the need for more community 
activities at the University and that students and alumni alike 
are supposed to all be a part of one big Villanova family. And 
yet the Homecoming Planning Committee has come up with 
this ghetto system where interaction is at best discouraged 
and at worst impossible. 

What makes this rotten situation even worse is the fact that 
the committee has the audacity to patronize the students it is 
meant to serve by asking for input only after the particulars of 
the event have already been finalized. As a cover, the com- 
mittee may point to the opinions of the focus groups it inter- 
viewed after last year's Homecoming as providing the basis 
for this year 's plans. The error in doing so is that many of the 
members of those groups were graduating seniors; therefore 
there was little incentive for them to voice concerns regarding 
the 4,500 students who will be barred from socializing with 
the alumni in any meaningful way. 

Another rationale for this forced separation is to stop the 
under aged drinking that the committee assumes will run ram- 
pant on campus if the two groups are allowed to mingle. The 
problem lies in the fact that most of the drinking on Home- 
coming goes on in dorm rooms and apartments, not on Sheehan 
Beach. No plan can do anything about this, but the commit- 
tee is apparently satisfied with the window dressing the two 
picnic system provides. 

rhc next meeting of the Homecoming Planning Commit- 
tee will take place Sept. 18 at 10 a.m. in the first floor confer- 
ence room of the Financial Services Building. While it may 
seem premature to be discussing Homecoming in September, 
it might actually be too late. In effect, the structure for Home- 
coming was decided even before school let out for the sum- 
liut it is not too late to voice discontent. 

September 6. 1996 


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L E T T E R S 

Computer system deemed inadequate by Student Government 

lb the Editor: 

In recent months we have become 
quite excited by the promises that 
University Information Technology 
(UNIT) has disseminated to our stu- 
dent body describing the vast array of 
computer services that are to be avail- 
able. However, we are gravely con- 
cerned that UNIT is not meeting its 
promises. In addition to being very 
slow, our student e-mail system is very 
difficult to access which leaves some 
students, who rely on e-mail as a vital 
part of their day, stranded. Our stu- 
dent server and dorm connectivity are 
always on the brink of crashing, in a 
sense, failing the very people who 
need ft the most. While the students 
working at the help desk are very com- 
petent and to date have done an admi- 
rable job, the situation needs improve- 

Regardless of these problems with 
the infrastructure, our biggest concern 
with UNIT is that they made prom- 
ises they simply have not kept. Last 
year our community was told that if 
we were able to bear with the current 
system in the short term, by next year 
a new structure would be in place that 

was easier to use and faster to run. As 
if to reaffirm this promise, a mailing 
was sent to all students over the sum- 
mer to let them know how much bet- 
ter the computing situation would be- 
come. While we recognize that it is 
early in the year, when the essential 
systems like e-mail and dorm connec- 
tivity aren't working form the start. 

UNIT has failed in its mission. 

We are tired of the, it is 
time for results. 

Pete Acton 
Student Body President 

Sheldon Pollock 
Student Body Vice President 

The Editorial Boai*d of 

The Villanoyan 

encourages members of the faculty 

to write commentary pieces 

on any suttject matter. 

Just drop off your article 

by Tuesday afternoon 

or call the office at 


Nova Poll 

What did you think of St. Thomas of 
Villanova Day? 

What was its greatest accomplishment 
or failure? 

Was It worth the effort? 

Should an event like it be scheduled 

E-Mail responses to "poll@villanovan. vill. edu " 

From the Net 

Just wanted to let ynij know thai 
I'm the The Ml 
Itnunan will now he on the Net. 
As an alumnus. I've missed keep- 
ing up with what's going on on 
campus When September hits, I'll 
be sure to check it out on a regular 

LxK)king forward to hearing the 
latest. . . 

Brian McGann 

Congratulatioas on bringing The 
Villaru)van onto the Internet. When 
I worked on the paper, we used to 
cut and pa.ste articles late into the 
evening on Tuesday nights. (Actu- 
ally, we used Scotch tape). I be- 
lieve dinosaurs still roamed the 
earth in this period of hi.story 

Dante J. Scala 

It has been more than 20 years 
since I've had easy access to the 
Main Line campus The Internet 
makes me feel once again part of 
the campus community. Thank you 
for this service. 

I am one of 1 LS alumni here in 
the beautiful bluegrass state of 
Kentucky It is just too far for me 
to make it to the reunion events, but 
since the computer up in the loft of 
my old Kentucky home is already 
paid for, I can visit 'Nova on the 
Internet. When I went to Villanova, 
they still made you fill out punch 
cards to do computing 

Keep those Internet services 
coming. If you do, I'll try to sway 
some of Rick Pitino's bluechippers 
to head to the Main Line. 

Chuck Spataro 


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University President stresses need for community 


1 am pleased to welcome all new 
and returning students to Villanova 's 
1996-97 academic year. Those of us 
who work on campus during the sum- 
mer months often remark about the 
quiet and stillness which descend upon 
the campus during this time. Granted 
that the summer respite is a welcome 
one, there is no doubt that each of us 
shares in the enthusiasm, excitement 
and sense of new challenge which 
your presence brings back to campus. 

An important event occurred on 
campus this summer The University's 
Board of Trustees dedicated its entire 
six-hour summer meeting to an in 
depth discussion of the Report of the 
University Alcohol Task Force entitled 
Changing the Campus Culture on Al- 
cohol Use and Abuse. You may recall 
that this Task Force consisting of stu- 
dents, faculty and administrators 
worked for over a year gathering and 
analyzing information and exploring 
possible strategies to deal with what 
has become a significant problem, not 
only at Villanova, but nationally as 

The Task Force had studied the re- 
.sults of a variety of recent national 
reports as well as Villanova Univer- 
sity student data collected through an 
internal survey administered in May, 
1995 comparing Villanova students 
with national statistics. The Task 
Force concluded that "alcohol 
among the college population in the 

United States is widespread, and that 
alcohol abuse by Villanova University 
undergraduates is higher than at com- 
parable institutions and the national 

Even more alarming was the Task 
Force conclusion that the problem was 
of such magnitude that it was inter- 
fering with the accomplishment of two 
fundamental purposes of the Univer- 
sity as stated in the University Mis- 
sion Statement: "the transmission, the 
pursuit, the discovery of knowledge" 
and "developing and sustaining an 
academic environment in which the 
potentialities of all its members may 
be realized". Hence the attention and, 
I can assure you, continued ardent in- 
terest of the University's governing 
board, the Board of Trustees. 

By the time the Board met in June 
its members had already studied the 
Task Force Report, the statistics and 
several of the national studies. At the 
meeting they moved rapidly to a prob- 
ing discussion of the underlying so- 
cial and societal causes and possible 
remedies for a very complex problem. 
It became clear in our deliberations 
that the solution will entail nothing 
less than a cultural transformation 
with all of us working collaboratively 
- trustees, administration, faculty, stu- 
dents and student groups as well as 
alumni and the local community. 

Three ingredients of such a cultural 
transformation come to the fore re- 
peatedly in national conversations on 
the topic: (1) a deepened sense of com- 

munity which the students crave to off- 
set the fragmentation of their lives, (2) 
tighter linkages between the academic 
and extracurricular lives of the stu- 
dents to ensure that their college com- 
munities are truly "learning commu- 
nities"; this would entail among other 
things a more active participation of 
faculty in the extracurricular life of 
students; (3) increased emphasis on 
student volunteer service. 

The emphasis on student service in 
this context is due to the recognition 
that the most potent remedy to student 
alcohol abuse is students taking re- 
sponsibility for one another Just as 
peer pressure plays a major role in the 
problem, f>eer support and challenge 
is a key to the solution. Student 
volunteerism has been enormously 
successful in .sensitizing students to 
the needs of their peers. 

In effect response to this serious 
problem is summoning the Villanova 
community to live its own mission 
more faithfully. As we all know com- 
munity is the underlying, unifying 
theme of Villanova's Augustinian 
legacy. Service is the hallmark of a 
university under the patronage of Saint 
Thomas of Villanova. None of this is 
new to us, nor has it been absent from 
Villanova. Building community is an 
ongoing collaborative enterprise de- 
manding sustained effort but yielding 
great rewards. Several years ago an 
important national report was released 
by The Carnegie Foundation for the 

Presidential hopefuls offer 
a clearly defined choice 


While it's true that political con- 
ventions have mutated into little more 
than partisan chearleading sessions, 
the rallies of the month gave in- 
sight into what is developing into an 
interesting presidential contest. 

Bill Clinton still holds a lead in the 
polls, but even by the end of the 
Democratic extravaganza, no one 
knew what a Clinton second term 
would mean. 

The liberal factions within the 
Democratic Party hope that, un- 
checked by the prospects of re-elec- 
tion, he will revert to the liberal brand 
of governing that typified his politi- 
cal life prior to the past two years. And 
moderates hope that the more centrist 
positions that allowed him to stage a 
mid-term resurrection will prevail. 

The only truth that emerged was 
that he hasn't fully abandoned his ac- 
tivist approach. After declaring that 
the era of big government was over, 
he u.sed his speech time to list dozens 
of busy-body government solutions to 
the ailments of society. 

Regardless, Clinton is favored to 
do what no DemcKratic president has 
done in S2 years -- win re-election 
While he deserves admiration for his 
propensity for comebacks, he ironi- 
cally has remained politically viable 
largely he has been a failure. 
His .sociali.stic health care piackage was 
dealt a bloody defeat by Congress, as 
was his 1993 broad ".stimulus" pack- 
age. Most of his social engineering 
has been shelved in favor of a rhetoric 
more typical of Dan Quayle. 

Where would he stand in the pub- 
lic eye if he had been successful in 
his initial attempt to swing the nation 
radically leftward? In fact, many of 
his proclaimed "accomplishments" he 
li.sted at the convention were crafted 
by the Republican Congress, which, 
admittedly, he helped put in office 

But this wasn't the most interest- 
ing aspect that the conventions ex- 

pressed. Behind the "big tents," be- 
hind the victims that were paraded 
across the respective stages, and be- 
hind the excessive platitudes, a good 
political race has emerged. 

Bob Dole has surprised his nea- 
sayers with a political savvy once 
thought to be monopolized by Mr. 
Clinton. After trudging through the 
primary season, he has energized his 
campaign with a fundamental chal- 
lenge to the status quo. Not only has 
his tax proposal set economic hopes 
ablaze, his choice of a forward-look- 
ing VP coupled with his ability to rec- 
oncile the various factions of his party 
has allowed him to cut the president's 
lead in half. The senior citizen is now 
the one with a vision while the much 
younger Clinton offers minor adjust- 
ments to a failing system. 

It remains to be seen whether Dole 
will successfully get his message out. 
A poll taken spring of the Wash- 
ington media showed that only four 
percent considered themselves conser- 
vative while than 10 percent voted 
for George Bush. It was more than a 
coincidence that delegates at the 
Democratic convention cheered an 
image of a press helicopter touching 

But despite the advantage Mr Clin 
ton might gain from a friendly press 
corps, he is still poltically viable be- of a new voter attitude that has 
de-linked the politician from the poli- 

America no longer wants a leader, 
with an exception possibly made for 
a Colin Powell-type hero Instead, 
what is desired is someone practiced 
in the art of commiseration, even if 

it's known to be just an act. Witness a 
recent poll that claimed that the ma- 
jority of Americans do not trust Clin- 
ton. The same poll also stated that 
the majority of Americans think he is 
doing a good job. No matter what type 
of math you employ, something is 

There now seems to exist a numb- 
ness to improprieties, bred by years 
of political shenanigans. TTie myriad 
of scandals that persistently dog poli- 
ticians are quickly dismissed as rela- 
tively unimportant. Simply put, we 
don't care about ethical behavior, we 
just want to be reas.sured that some- 
one cares, that someone "feels our 

As long as the economy is okay, 
the are happy. Never mind that 
many of the federal entitlements are 
ticking time bombs that could threaten 
the nation's economic security An government is able to sedate 
us with of pseudo-rights, and 
we seem willing to accept their "gen- 
erosity" without weighing the full 

The recent welfare hill demon- 
strated that the nation may be waking 
up. but there's a tough battle to be 
waged before government will return 
the power and responsibility that we 
were so willing to give up 

November 1996 will answer a lot 
of questions. Despite the political 
p<^sturing that will take place over the 
next two months, it's important not fall 
victim to the scourge of apathy Nei- 
ther candidate is ideal, but there is 
certainly a choice And that choice 
will effect us and our children. 

Life will continue to function re 
gardless of who wins. But this dec 
lion docs give us, as a nation, a chance 
to set our priorities If the status quo 
is good enough, Clinton deserves to 
win in a landslide If not. Bob Dole 
may accomplish his own comeback 

Advancement of Teaching entitled 
Campus Life: in Search of Ct)mmu- 
nity. Although the report was ad- 
dressed to the national community of 
higher education, it is an excellent ar- 
ticulation and application of 
Villanova's own longstanding concern 
for community. The rept)rt proposes 
six principles which are intended to 
provide a formula for and definition 
of an ideal university community: 

1 . A college or university is an edu- 
cationally purposeful community, a 
place where faculty and students share 
academic goals and work together to 
.strengthen teaching and learning on 
the campus. 

2. Acollege or university is an open 
community, a place where freedom of 
expre.ssion is uncompromisingly pro- 
tected and where civility is powerfully 

3. A college or university is a just 

community, a place where the sacred- 
ness of each person is honored and 
where diversity is aggressively pur- 

4 A college or university is a dis- 
ciplined community, a place where 
individuals accept their obligations to 
the group and where well-defined gov- 
ernance procedures guide behavior for 
the common good. 

.5. Acollege or university is a car- 
ing community, a place where the 
well-being of each member is sensi- 
tively supported and where service to 
others is encouraged. 

6. A college or university is a 
celehrative community, a place where 
rituals affirming both tradition and 
change are widely shared. 

As we begin this academic year 1 
invite the entire University community 
to join in reaffirming our commitment 
to this lofty ideal. 

Races lack spice 


This time of year is great for a lot 
of reasons. The days are warm, the 
nights are cool. On the weekends 
there's football. Baseball has its pen- 
nant races. And, this year, if you 
haven't yet noticed, there is a presi- 
dential campaign. Not much of one. 
but it's there. 

So. how do we know there is a 
presidential race in our For 
starters, both the republicans and the 
democrats have had their stagnant, 
coming out pep rallies known as na- 
tional conventions. Everyone should 
know what they are. We've heard so 
much about them in the past a)uple 
of weeks. They're little gather- 
ings in big cities like San Diego and 
Chicago that occur every four years 
in which a group of people known as 
either republicans or democrats put on 
a kind of party to persuade you to buy 
their political gix>ds. They're like info- 
mercials with a lot of balloons and 
drunken politicians. 

As far as info-mercials are con- 
cerned, however, 1 think I'd rather 
watch Bruce Jenner sell the Ab Roller 
or Dionne Warwick tell me about her 
psychic friends than watch the ones 
that were shown by the elephants and 
the donkeys in the past month. Sim- 
ply stated: They were as boring to 
watch as the Weather Channel. Actu- 
ally, the Weather Channel can he ex- 
citing during hurricane season. In fact, 
they were even painful to watch. I 
think 1 would rather have a hernia op- 
eration than be forced to watch either 

It might just be me. I'm not much 
of a political enthusiast, especially 
when it comes to parly politics in 
which each side tries lo explain why 
It is right and good and the other side 
IS wrong and had. Thus, any four-day 
event which harbors these tactics is not 
going lo stimulate too much excite 
ment in me Even so, there were ways 
in which each convention could have 
been spiced up enough to coerce me 
into watching. Over the last couple 
of weeks I've come up with a few 
ideas as to how these political debu- 
tante balls could have been a little 
more interesting Here are some of 
the events I thought of; 

I Tipper Gore vs Hillary Clinton 
in the first ever Democratic Conven 
tion Steel Cage Match The slightly 
heavier Tipper would he the pre-match 

2. The original Electric Boogaloo 
dance -off Itet ween Newt (iingrich and 
Colin Powell The winner receives a 
free boom box. a lifetime supply of 
cardboard and Alphonso Ribiero's 
Breakin' and Poppin' Kit 

3 Cheers I'he same ones that Vil 
lanova freshmen are required to do 

during orientation, done by all del- 
egates as they announce their nomi- 
nations. 'Hey American Samoa, can 
you do it?" 

4. Ralph Reed and Pat Buchanan 
vs. Bob Dole and Jack Kemp in the 
first ever Con.servative vs. Moderate 
Tackle Football Game. If the conser- 
vatives win, the moderates have to 
read the Bible. If the opposite f)ccurs, 
the conservatives have to do the 
Macarena for three hours straight. 

5. A tequila drink-off between the 
delegates from Guam and Puerto Rico. 
The winner is eligible to become the 
ST' stale. No Kennedys allowed on 
either squad. 

Undoubtedly, events would 
make the conventions much more in- 
teresting to watch. Not only would 
they make the conventions more in- 
teresting, they would make the politi- 
cal figures running them more inter- 
esting. For if there is anything miss- 
ing in this year's race for the presi- 
dency, it's The American pub- 
lic, myself included, seems to be lulled 
to sleep by this year's presidential 
campaigns. A look at the I'V ratings 
for the conventions or the somewhat 
unwavering polls that are handing 
Clinton another four years in office 
show the lack of enthusiasm for each 
campaign and its candidate 

Why should wc he interested in 
this year's main political battle any- 
way'.' There are no scandals, no 
heated verbal volleys, no inner-party 
strife, no folksy third-party caiKliilate. 
no issues .Sure, the Republicans have 
Iheir tax cuts and balanced budget. 
Ihe Democrats have their new-look 
family concerns Hut these issues and 
ideas don't even ruh up against each 

In a time when Americans have 
become disheartened by their hi-party 
political system, more has to be done 
lo slir the political emotions of 
America. The lack ol interest in the 
national conventions should point this 
out I:ven if Ihe candidates alone can't 
do It, al least their campaigns should 
Most Americans have <m opinion and 
a voice. Those in charge ol Ihe race 
for the presidency should ucotMii/e 
this They now have less than three 
months to do so. 



September 6, 1996 








Please bring the nuns back to Belle Air Terrace 


III llu- past wt't'k, the three most 
cotniiioii questions asked ot most 
Villanovans were: 

I How was your summer? 

J W lieie are you living? 

^ Would vou like anothet Natty 

The three most common questions 
asked ot me in the past week were 

1. Hey— didn't you graduate ' 

2. So what exactly do you call that 
hair coloi' 

3. What are you going to tio this 

The liisl two aic e.isv enough to 
answer: No, and orange (at least this 
week). It's No .^ that's the stumper 
Since I've prohahK already answered 
the first two. its impossible for me to 
turn up my Walkman and pretend 1 
didn't hear you (Am I the only pei- 
son ou! lliert- who has worn <i 
Walkman uillmui listening to .iii\ 
thing. |usl SI I 1 uouldnl have to talk 
to people' 

^ Well thal.oi mv halleries die and 
I'm too la/v to take tlie headphones 
otf) Ihere aie the tiile. conversation 
ally correct answers — take classes, 
work, attempi to graduate, dve mv 
hail I coultl he ,i wise.iss and start a 
blow In blow desciiption of my year. 
starting with mv next class, going on 
to dinner, and ending w ith graduation 
(some (our hours later) However. I 
believe this third question must be in- 
terpreted as. "What are vou going to 
dii to tultill vour role as a campus hell 
raiset. and will it be bigger and better 
than anvUiiiig you have done here in 
three veais previous *' 

The simple answer is Nuns. 

Yes. nuns' When (onnellv ("enter 
undertook Us redecoration ot the Belle 
\ir lerrace two vears ago, the walls 
Wire lined with pictures ot the .Sisters 
of Marv, as my ("athoiic-schooled par- 
ents informed me. Yet last summer, the 

beatilic smiles of nuns weie shame- 
lessly ripped from the walls and re 
placed with the pained grimaces ot 
Villanova atfiletes, looking as it they 
had just stepped out ot the Nike com- 
mercial where the runner vomits 
(Were you fortunate enough to catch 
It during NBC's prime-time Olympic 

not Just another Io«kJ... 

I wasn't sure whether the guy was 
vomiting due to his just-finished race, 
or the histrionic commentary of John 
lesh.) I'he redecorators even went so 
tar as to place a photo of the men's 
basketball team t)n the back wall, rel- 
egating the picture ot Jim (roce with 
the singing priests to a darkened cor- 
ner (jreat basketball players may 
come and go, but there's only one bad, 
bad Ixrov Brown. Belle Air lerrace lost all Its charm for me. 

Yes, we used to laugh at the nuns, 
but we were young and foolish then 
Little did we know how good we had 
It Ihese sisters were a symbol of 
C.itholic pride The new decorations 
make us appear like anv generic uni- 
v ersity. 

Take out the seal of Villanova and 
vou could very well be at (ieorgetown 
or Syracuse. But it's not just an aflir- 
mation of our values that's important 
It's the whole aesthetic of the situa- 
tion as well 

When eating an hgg Nova sand- 
wich, tor example, it is far more pleas- 
ant to gaze upon the peaceful visages 
of the religious than the sweaty, pite- 
ous looks of the student athlete Is it 
not better to study for an exam under 

ttie eve of ttie nuns'.' 

One feels that thev will be suie to 
put in a good word with (iod Indeed, 
the nuns offer us daily hope of 
miracles — an Aon that exam, the lotto 
jackpot, a sudden influx ot activist lib- 
erals onto our campus The picture of 
the basketball team can only offer 
memories of 1985 (a time many Vill- 
anova alumni claim was heaven on 
earth, however). Indeed, when it 
comes down to God or l^ppas, one 
only need remember that l^ppas can 
only damn you to an early exit from 
March Madness. That's as far as his 
power lies. So what have we done ' 

For a year most of us have hoped, 
and prayed, and waited in vain for 

tfie nuns to return We have com 
mented on the situation to our friends, 
maybe even joked about it with a 
Connelly (enter employee or friend 
But we should no longer be content 
with our passive resistance, our refus- 
als to eat in front of any picture not 
contaming Jim Croce and/or a mem- 
ber of a religious order, our mutters 
of complaints in the President's 
I>ounge. It is time for action. 

By now you're saying, "But Ann, 
what can I do to help out these woeful 

It's easy — and tree! Call Connelly 
(enter and tell them that you demand 
the nuns be returned to the Belle Air 
lerrace walls Circulate petitions 

among your hall and classmates 

Can we, in g(M)d conscience, really 
let those nuns spend another night in 
the cold, dank storage shed where 
they have been carelessly tossed by 
unsympathetic Connelly henchmen ' 
The answer is a resounding NO ' 

So when people ask you, "What are 
your plans for this year?" don't tell 
them about the MCATs. Forget about 
internships, or your classes, or that 
cutie in stats class you're dying to 
date There can be only one answer 
that crosses your lips, one answer to 
ring out from St. Monica's to St 
Mary's "I shall not rest until they bring 
back the nuns!" I'll see you all at the 
Oreo for the sit-in next week. 

Elections pose different scenarios 


Throughout the ejection campaign. 
President Clinton has been practicing 
his trademark political move: waffling 
on the major issues and thus denying 
the electorate a clear picture of where 
he truly stands. Political columnists 
have remarked that, "the deciding fac 
tor in the upcoming election will be 
determined by where voters think 
Clinton will stand if re-elected" Yet, 
no one is asking the question: Does 
Clinton know where he will stand if 
he is allowed another term'.' 

He knows what side he would like 
to take, but. as this Republican Con- 
gress has proven, party politics are 
what determine the outcome of his 
political position. Clinton frequently 
espou.sed the liberal viewpoint when 
he entered his first term and involved 
himself in such issues as gay rights 
in the military, universal health care 
and more expenditure for welfare 

Rebuffed by the election of a Re 
publican Congress in 1994. Clinton 

shifted to the center of the political 
road At this point he ended the wel- 
fare entitlement program, proposed 
tax cuts and, in addition, voiced op- 
position to gay marriages. 

Currently, the Republicans control 
both houses of Congress Their ma- 
jority gives us a reprieve from liberal 
Democratic reforms and ft)rces us to 
look at real ways to cut the deficit If 
this Republican majority holds, Clin- 
t(»n will have an extraordinarily diffi- 
cult time enacting liberal legislation, 
regardless of how insignificant or in- 
expensive it is. 

A heavy Republican majority 
would probably force Clinton to re- 
main the "new Democrat" that he has 
been during the last two years. Voters 
would probably then see a realistic 
plan for balancing the budget, a new 
set of tax cuts and greatly reduced 
entitlement programs. 

The next possible scenario in No- 
vember would "be the election of a 
Democratic Senate anda Republican 
House The president would have a 

much freer hand in political appoint 
ments. It is likely that several Supreme 
Court seats will open up during the 
next four years, and Clinton would 
surely fill those vacancies with ex- 
tremely liberal justices Controversial 
issues such as abortion and affirma- 
tive action could even be reviewed 
more liberally 

I'he second scenario could be a 
Democratic House and a Republican 
Senate. As the issues of taxation and 
spending are mainly fought in the 
House. Clinton would have an easier 
time passing controversial budget 

Unfortunately, Americans would 
see more gridlock and congressional 

Regardless of congressional 
makeup. President Clinton will enjo\ 
one advantage he did not have during 
his first term; he will not have to face 
the voters again; he can, as most sec- 
ond-term presidents do, use this time 
to carve out his place in history. 


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Application Deadline: September 20 

Minimal Criterion: 3.0 GPA 

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Bridging the ''Gender Gap 


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We know that women are over-sensitive 

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Sept. 9 

Time Manage- 

Get organized this semester! Dr. 
Reilly will offer practical suggestions 
for better time management and study 
techniques in a brief workshop Mon- 

el.iv. Sept. ') :;30 - .^;2() p.m. in the 
( uunseling Center. Room 106 Corr 
ll.ill Ihc workshop is free and no 
sien-up IS necessary. 


Re-entrv events begin today for 
students returned from academic pro- 
grams overseas. At .> p.m. in the 
Wavne-St Davids Room, the Office of 
International Studies will welcome the 
recently returned students with .i 
hoagie supper. 

Sept. 10 


llie Democratic Socialists ol 
.America will meet on Iiiesdav, Sept 
10 at S pm in the Center for Peace 
,ind Justice Education (located in the 
basement of Sullivan Hall) DSA is a 
[>olitical organization which fights tor 
social and economic equality for all. 



The Villanova Feminist Coalition 
will hold Its first meeting on Tuesday. 
Sept 10 at 7 30 p.m. in the Center for 
Peace and Justice Education (located 
in the basement of Sullivan Hall) All 
students interested in issues of gen- 
der and ju.stice are welcome to attend 
lor more information call ext 'M608 

Peer Meeting 

International Studies Peer Counsc 
lors will meet with students recently 

returned to campus from overseas plicatmiis are available at the IFCOt 

study today in SAC Room 300 at ."^ fice and are due in on Sept. 13. Posi- 

p.m. to share experiences and plan for tion is open to all Iralermly members, 
the coming academic year b.ick at 

Sept. 11 Sept. 12-16 

guinings in International Careers will 
be moderated by Dr Michael M 
Burke of the Department ot Hislorv 
and will include presentations by Iwii 
graduates whose present careers were 
directly attributable to studies abroad 
and by two recently returned seniois 
who plan to investigate postgraduate 
careers utilizing their spring 1*>*'S se 
rnester experiences overseas. 

Study-Abroad Ca 
reer Planning 

Nancy I^udak. Director of Career 
Planning and Placement, will meet 
with students recently returned from 
overseas programs in the Careers Re- 
source Center, Room 104. Corr Hall 
at 6 p.m. She will guide students 
through the search for careers using 
skills gained thrtiugh the study-abroad 
experience and how these skills may 
be incorporated into the resume. Fall 
Volunteer Trips 

GIFT Groups Sept. 24 

CiIFT (Growing In Faith Together) 
(jroups are small gatherings ot stu 
dents who come together to share and 
grow in their faith. They are facili- 
tated by students, meet once a week 
for one hour, and run the length of the 
semester. Registration is Sept. l.S af- 
ter all the masses, or in Campus Min- 
istry, Sept. 12 - lb Space is iimiteti 
I'his group is sponsoretl by Campus 

Fall Service TVips ^^p^^ Jg 

Campus Ministry will sponsor an 
informational meetmg to present and 
overview the 4 volunteer service trips 
that will take place over the Fall Break. 
These trips will sever permanently 
established missions in four states 
(Pa., Ky., W.Va. and Ala.). Applica- 
tions for the trips will be given out at 
the meeting on Wednesday, Sept 1 1. 
7 - S p.m. in St. Ritas Chapel. This 
will be the ONLY inform, ilionai meet 
mg lor the tall service trips 

Sept. 12 

Sorority Rush 

An "Interest Party" will be held tor 
all women interested in sorority rush 
for the coming year. This event will 
allow participants the opportunity to 
I. ilk with wdmen in sororities as well 
as get a better understanding of the 
Rush process The 'Interest Party" 
will be held on Sept 12 from 7 30 - ') 
p m. in the Villanova Room All are 
invited to attend Any questions, con- 
tact the Panhellenic Office at ext 

Student Reception 

University President. Rev Filmund 
J Dobbin, OS. A will |oin adminis 
tralors. faculty and staff in welcom 
mg back to campus the .SO Villanova 
siiuients who have successfully com- 
pleted programs overseas. A recep- 
tion IS scheduled for 4 30 p rn in the 
Fedigan Room, fourth floor of Ihi Si 
Augustine ( enter 

Books ^n Hoops 

Books n Hoops is a sunmier bas- 
ketball academic camp for Philadel 
phia area hiiih school students It 
strives to integrate spiritualitv. 
eduacation, sportsmanship and com- 
munity not only in basketball, but also 
in life We are starting a mentor pro- 
gram similar to the Big Brothers, Big 
Sisters program. We are looking for 
volunteers interested in a long-term 
commitment and the experience ot .i 
lifetime. An informational meeting 
will be held on Wednesday. Sept IS 
at 7:30 p.m. in St Rita's Chapel. Oues- 
tions? Call Fr. Ed Hastings at .S|9- 


FLDFRNFT is a Bryn Mawr 
agency (located at l.udington I,ibr,irv| 
that .issists older .md handicapped 
residents of Lower Merion lovvnshic) 
who need simple assistance to reinam 
independent in their own homes 
I LDLJ^NI- I IS seeking stuiient vol 
unteers to help in any of the follow 
ing are. IS friendly visiting, shopping 
with or for clients, odtl house care |obs 
(such as leaf r.iking), laundry etc 
Schedules ,ire verv flexible ,ind can 
he worketl around a student "s sched 
iile anil free time (Ome meet N.idine 
kuster and learn mine .iboul 
L.LDFRNF I and how you might In 
,ible to contribute on Wednesday. Sept 
I S ,it 7 pm in the West I minut ot 
Dougherty Hall. 

Sept. 23 

Sept. 13 

Assistant Frater- 
nity Rush Chair 

IFC Rush Chairman is seeking an 
a.s,sistant for the Fall 1W6 Rush Ap 


A.S part of the special Careers Week 
sponsf>red by the Career Planning and 
Placement office, the office of Inter 
national Studies will present a panel 
in the Havcrford Room at 7 p m "Be 

Volunteer in 

Returning lor a sixth year, there 
will be a Winter Break ( Dec ^0 - Jan 
1 1 ) volunteer service trip to the verv 
rural section of Wacuco, Panama for 
Engineers and students who are pro 
ficient in Spanish. Preparation meel 
ings will take place on I'uesdav, Sept 
24\it Kp.m in St Rita's Chapel (this 
will also he the information meeting 
explaining the trip ), Oct. <S. Nov. .^. 
IX'c 10. S- 10 pm. St Rita's Chapel 
All meetings are RLOLJIKLD in or 
der to go on the trip Sponsoreil In 
Villanova Volunteers of the Campus 
Mmislry Office. 

Study Abroad 

The Office ol liilernational Stud 
les will sponsor its annual (.ill Studv 
AbroatI Night at 7p ni in the ( oniuliv 
Center Cinema In addition to e\ 
plaining the adv.intages of the studv 
abroad experiences and the processes 
and procedures by which Villanova 
students arrange approval foi then 
academic programs overseas, students 
recently returned to campus Ironi stud 
les abroad will be on hand to explain 
their choice of program and share ttu ii 
experiences with others considenni: 
including ,i semester or vear in .ici 
demic programs. 

News writers 

There will be a 
meeting for any 
one interested in 

writing for the 
News section on 

SepL 10 


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Septembers, 1996 




St. Monica's co-ed habitat proves to be a true experience 

\i\ KM. I A HI ^:vl^s 


Suift Reporters 

While the tvpical Villaiiova fresh- 
man lives in a single-sex tlorni with 
other people he or she may never see 
outsiik- their residence hall. \W in- 
coinitig lirst-vear students are encoun- 
tering something comjik'tclv new this 
year, as pan ni ihc VilianoNa l:\peri- 

This program has heen in the works 
for several years now, but this year's 
freshmen are the pilot group 

The goal of this new living and 
academic arrangement, according to 
Kathv Byrnes, .issistant to the Dean 
ot Students and the coordinator of the 
program, is "to offer a segment of the 
population with greater opportunities 
tor learning outside and inside the 

Four components comprise the 
Villanova |-.\perience First, the par- 
ticipants, who volunleeicd for the pro- 
gram and were cho.sen basically on a 
first-come, first-serve basis, live in St. 
Monica's, which is co-educational b\ 
wing and has a relaxed visitation 

The participants also share com- 
mon sections of the Core Humanities 

"In my seminar I gel to meet 
people from other floors m St. 
Monica's. It's easy to get to know 
people when you share class and a 

dorm with iluin," said Charisse 

l-or the lliiul phase of the program. 
the students have weekK group dis 
cussions with other residents of St. 
Monica's to talk about life issues lac- 
ing college students toda\ 

These i.ssues could include transi- 
tions, academic .ind personal integrity, 
study skills, personal relationships, 
leadership skills, communication 
skills, substance abuse and gender 

Social activities and special events 
such as picnics, films, retreats and in- 
formal discussions, are planned for the 
participants as well. 

■'We had a scavenger hunt that took 
place across campus and into other 
dorms My floor had a dance in our 
lounge as well, and we are planning 
rollerblading sessions," said St 
Monica resident, Pat Uougherly. 

The admini.stratorsof the program 
hope to ease the difficult transition 
from high school to college with the 
Villanova hxperience. 

"It often takes students an entire 
year to to university life. If they 
are learning and socializing together, 
they will most likely feel they belong 
more quickly and become more suc- 
cessful." said Byrnes. 

The Villanova Experience also 
hopes to f(»<;ler better relationships 
betwet?#'lhe faculty and .students. "Re- 
search shows that when students have 
one-on-one contact with faculty or 

administrators, tlie\ aie more success- 
ful in school," Byrnes said. 

I'his communication guarantees 
that the program's partici[)aiUs receive 
guidance outside of class, which stu- 
dents pre\ iouslv had to seek out for 

Ihe feedback on the program has 
been very positive to date Ihe lacili- 
tators of the seminars say the group 
discussions have Ix-en going verv well. 
and the resident assistants have no- 
ticed that the students are reailv mesh- 

ing and toriiiing a sense oi commu- 

The participants are also enjoving 
the program and feel they are benefit 
ing from the added interaction be- 
tween faculty and class members. 

■ Ihe program isg(H)d because you 
get to meet a lot of new people 
Everyone s door is always open, so 
there is a greater communication 
among us." said Keith Argue, a par- 
ticipant in the Villanova Hxperience. . 

While it is still too early to judge 

the Villanova [-.xperience as a success, 
many of the early signs indicate that a 
program combining academics and 
residential living can thrive on cam- 

Therefore, similar programs could 
be enacted in the near future in addi- 
tional buildings so that more people 
can benefit irom the opportunities for 
growth that the Villanova lixperience 
offers inside and outside the class- 

Hunger Awareness 
Week feeds the spirit 


Staff Rtp'iriir 

Each year, during the week prior 
to Thanksgiving, the Peace and Jus- 
tice Department, through Campus 
Ministry, encourages the student 
body to berome aware of world 
hunger 7"his week is called Hun- 
ger Awareness Week. 

Established in 1972, Hunger 
Awareness Week is now approach- 
ing its 24th year of ser\ice and dedi- 
cation to the hungry and underprivi- 
leged This year, the main purpose 
of Hunger Awareness Week is to 
give the Villanova student body an 
awareness of what world hunger is 
like It will encourage the students 
to participate in the various activi- 
ties which will take place during 
that week. 

The activities, sponsored bv the 
Father Ray Jackson, OS. A . of the 
Peace and Justice Department, are 
scheduled to take place from Nov 
17-2.1. There will be a recruitment 
night on Sept. I I, at S p.m m the 
East Ijiunge of Doughertv Hall 

Many activities are planned for 
Hunger Awareness Week, including 
a 'Sleep-aThon," during which 
students will camp out on campus 
This night will serve to help par- 
ticipants lamiliari/e themselves 
with the feelings the hungrv and 
homeless experience 

Other activities will include a 
two-mile "Bike a Thon," a "SK 
Run for Hunger." and rollerblading 
In addition, there will be a concert. 
guest speakers and Masses cel- 
cbr.iled in honor of the week 

All of these activities are aimed 
.il iinoK inglhe student bodv in rec- 
ogiK/mg world hunger 

Hunger Awareness Week will 
also invite participants to carrv out 
procedures for helping to curb 
world hunger by donating to hiin 
ger victims. I'hese procedures will 
include a craft sale held in ( 'onncllv 
(enter bv Oxfam America I he 

proceeds will then be distributed to 
the needy. Villanova will use 
basket donations which will be 
given to Third World nations. 

During the dining hall, stu- 
dents may sacrifice their lunch. The 
University will donate $3 for each 
missed meal. This donation will 
go to underprivileged farmers, par- 
ticularly in the Dominican Repub- 
lic. The money will be u.sed to- 
wards better education and to im- 
prove farming and agricultural 
skills and techniques. 

Last year, the Peace and Justice 
department and Campus Ministry 
raised $7,(KKJ. This year, their goal 

During the past 24 years, 
Villanova has made at least half a 
million dollars in contributions dur- 
ing the annual Hunger Awareness 

Crovernment prcwisions are sim- 
ply not enough to deal with this cri- 
sis, since from a global perspective, 
one half of the world's population 
is in danger of suffering from mal- 

Ihe Peace and Justice depart- 
ment calls for a response on the part 
of all Villanova students. 

Jack.son promcUes the teachings 
of Jesus Christ to feed the hungry 
By feeding the hungry, people also 
indirectly feed Jesus, as outlined in 
the corporal works of mercy. 

People's response to the needs 
of the world highlight the signifi- 
cance of their religion. Jesus invites 
all Christians to feed the world's 
hungry people 

Jackson suggests the remem- 
brance of Jesus' words when He 
said, "When I was hungry, you fed 
me " 

This signifies that although the 
purpose of Hunger Awareness 
Week IS to educate students about 
world hunger and promote its pre- 
vention, it also brings the students 
of Villanova together in a tight, al 
truistic and Christian bond. 


St. Monica Hall, once a single-sex d orm, is now the site of the experimental Villanova Experience. 

Campus Ministry gives students a mission 


Stuff Reporter 

Villanova is a university commit- 
ted to an atmosphere of community 
service Students actively participate 
in the various opportunities of volun- 

Throughout the school year, some 
of the largest events on campus are 
service projects which the University 
has provided for the community. 

There are also many services which 
Villanova provides that are not on 
campus. Campus Ministry sponsors 
different groups which travel to other 
parts of the country and world, to 
reach out to those in need 

Mission Service Trips, run by 
Campus Ministry, consist of groups of 
approximately 20 students. The 
groups travel to established missions 
run by permanent .staffs. The students 
are there to aid in the work of the mis- 
sions In 1976 the first Mi.ssion Ser- 
vice Trip was planned by Barbara 

Ik'fore coming to Villanova, Haenn 
had served as a Vista Volunteer. She 
decided to organize a trip to the Chris- 
tian Appalachian Project in I^ncaster, 

"One of my dreams was to start a 
volunteer trip [I thought] a few would 
be interested. We were amazed forty 
people were interested," said Haenn 
In the following years the trips be- 
came more successful and the group 
continued expanding Campus Minis 
try was overwhelmed by the number 
of interested students Now, there are 
more trips offered during each break, 
but the number of volunteers is kept 
at 2(1 or below 

One of the purposes of the trips is 
to enhance the community of 
Villamwa Some students in the larger 

groups got lost and this defeated the 
sense of togetherness among the vol- 
unteers. "We want the students to con- 
nect with each other," said Haenn. 

Each site the group visits is differ- 
ent. Some trips involve construction 
of houses or bridges. Others include 
GED training, child care and serving 
in soup kitchens. 

The Villanova volunteers add ex- 
tra help to the mission to make it pos- 
sible to tackle tasks bigger than those 
which the permanent staff can handle. 
In some, students have gone 
to a mi.ssion site expecting to provide 
one type of service, only to find them- 
selves doing something completely 

This occurs when an unexpected 
disaster or problem arises before the 
volunteers arrive. "We will help them 
do the work that they need to have 
done We give what we can," ex- 
plained Haenn 

I'he students who participate in the 
volunteer trips have the opportunity to 
engage m self reflection. The mem- 
bers of the permanent mission staff 
and the Villanova volunteers take turns 
in leading sessions of reflection where 
the participants consider why they are 
there and their relationships with each 
other, with the poor and with Gml 

They have the unique oppor- 
tunity to interact directly with the 
people for wh(»m they are prcwiding 

Ihe mission trips involve more in 
teracfion than others, because of the 
broader base of services provided 
Through this direct contact with the 
poor, students arc giving their time and 
energy, yet they arc gaining 
knowledge of areas and people which 
they could not otherwise find in the 

At 7 p ni Wednesday. Sept 1! 

Campus Ministry will hold an infor- 
mational meeting in St. Rita's Chapel 
Four Staff Coordinators will explain 
the fall break trips to Philadelphia, 
West Virginia, Kentucky and Ala- 

Each interested .student com- 
plete an application. Haenn advises 
students of all ages to volunteer: 
'Many people wait until their senior 
year, and then they can't go " 

Those who are selected for the trips 
are required to attend 3 to 4 meetings 
These sessions help the students to get 
to know one another and to talk about 
'some of the realities of life in the 
mission area, " explained Haenn 

She added, "(It is] a little 
smither of education to help give a 
little of the reality that they are walk- 
ing into." 

The fall trips cost from $.S() \o 
$170 and include room, board and 
transportation. The individual groups 
may decide to raise money for the 

r^uring Mass, a collection is made 
to pay for the staff person and under 
write their expenses and materials 
u.sed for the trip 

"It would be worth your while to 
talk to people who have gone on these 
trips," said Haenn Based on the num- 
ber of students involved in service 
project at Villanova, it is not difficult 
to find someone who would be will- 
ing to share their experiences. 

Villanova's reputation for service 
has and will continue to grow In No- 
vember. Father Dobbin, on behalf of 
the Villanova community, will be 
awarded the (jeorgc Madcr Award for 
outstanding volunteer service 

This is simply another reason for 
Villanovans to continue giving to the 
community through programs like the 
Mi.s,sion .Service "Trips. 

Septembec- B. 1 996 


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Kennedy vendors confront Nova students with offers 


Siii/I Keponct 

The beginning of a new schtx)! year 
has come to symbolize many things 
for different people. Here at Villanova 
and other college campuses, students 
are subjected to badgering and harass- 
ment with the invasion of an- 
noying vendors and credit card .solici- 

One cannot even walk into 
Kennedy Hall or Connelly Center 
without getting cornered by any num- 
ber of the solicitors who try really hard 
to lure you into their traps. 

Does it work? Many students .seem 
to be enticed by an offer for free candy 
or tee shirts. It seems ridiculous that 
people would actually jump at such 
an offer, but the reality is that people 

"Appeal is what lures the students 
in," .said one credit card vendor who 
wished to remain anonymous. 

Almost all of the vendors agreed 
that freshmen pay the most attention 
to their offers. With just one trip to 
the bookstore, anyone can become 
overwhelmed by a swarm of money- 
hungry vendors who are looking to en- 
courage all students to sign away their 

rights and stand the potential to fall 
deeper into debt, whether it be with 
an American Express or Visa credit 
card or any of the numerous calling 

If it is not bad enough that the wait- 
ing line in the bookstore becomes a 

tradition, so is battling the likes of 
annoying vendors. It seems fair to say 
that a good number of people find 
these vendors to lie highly annoying 
and irritating, unable to take "NO" for 
an answer. 

There were mixed when 

vendors were asked if they foiiiul 
themselves and their work irritating. 
Joe, representing American l-xpress. 
was very insulted at the posed ques- 
tion "This is my job. and I do not see 
how you can accuse me of being an- 
noying," replied the Philadelphia na- 

A familiar scene of vendors strategically stationed in front of Kennedy Hall 


Some important tips for combatting homesickness 


Staff Reporter 

"I'm not homesick. Not me, but I 
know someone who is. I knew some- 
one who was homesick, but she went 
back home." 

Listening to these comments, it 
would be easy to believe that most of 
Villanova's new students are already 
completely adjusted to college life. 

"The truth is, first-year students 
here are experiencing a wide range of 
feelings in these first weeks of .school. 

For some, the move to college was 
overwhelming, and several students 
have already returned home. Others do 
not seem to miss home at all, but are 
glad finally to be living on their own. 

Most new students, however, fall 
somewhere in between the two ex- 

Stacie Frank, a resident assistant 
inCaughlin Hall, said that most of the 
students on her hall are a little h(mie- 
sick, but are quickly adjusting to col- 
lege life. 

The fact that all new students are 
in the same boat is encouraging. "I 
miss my friends, but everyone's do- 
ing the same thing. It's fun," said 
Katherine Gulotta ITie entire Univer- 
sity has welcomed the new students 
"I haven't met anyone who't nice 
to me," she continued 

Jessica Kredel and Ali Jacobe, who 
are both from California, have only 
been a little homesick, despite the dis- 

Trank believes that New Student 
Orientation helps reduce cases of 
homesickness, and Kredel and Jacobe 
agree Both credited their orientation 
counselors and groups with pulling 
Ihem through the first few lonely days 

Kredel said that she expected to be 
homesick when she arrived at college, 
but the activities planned for orienta- 
tion left no time to think about being 
homesick. "I would have been lost 
without it," she said. 

Even though orientation does help 
students fight homesickness, college 
life still offers unfamiliar situations 
that make people long for the security 
of home. 

"When I go to bed at night, I miss 
home," said Gulotta. Unlike Gulotta, 
many freshmen still say they are not 
homesick at all. This may or may not 

be true. 

When the first phone bills of the 
year arrive, the number of calls home 
will tell the real story. 

In the next few weeks, as the nov- 
elty of classes wears off, new students 
may find that they really do miss their 
friends and family from home. Don't 
worry — this is a perfectly normal ex- 

Here are some tips from upper- 
classmen to help combat homesick- 

— Participate in as many activities 
as you can, so you can meet new 

friends. If you stay busy, you won't 
have time to be homesick. 

— Don't go home every week- 
end, or you will never get u.sed to 
being on your own. 

— Don't give up on Vi/lanova 
right away. Give it a month By the 
time Parents' Weekend arrives, vou 
should be a lot better. 

— Write letters to everyone you 
know. Hopefully, this will mean you 
get mail in return. 

— Do your homework There's 
nothing like reading Plato to take 
your mind off your troubles. 

Bigs and Littles recruits members 
to befriend Philadelphia children 


Assisutnl Features tJiini 

For most students, being away 
from home during the school year 
means accepting new responsibilities 
such as bills, time management and 
laundry, while avoiding others like 
household chores, or for some, being 
an accessible big brother or sister 

However, being part of the Vill 
anova community offers a student the 
chance to gain another sibling while 
staying on campus through the Bigs 
and Littles prf)gram, under the lead- 
ership of Jack McAfee, OS. A. 

With the help of its 6,^ "big" mem- 
bers, organized fundraisers such as 
tee- shirt and bake sales are held across 
campus to help finance selected trips 

WXVU Top 10 

1 . The Queers 

2. Boredoms 

3. Lambchope 

4. Delta 72 

5. The Skeletones 

6. Bjork 

7. Archers of Loaf 

8. Desi Arnaz 

9. Less than Jake 

10. Scrawl 

and the necessary bus fees 

Past trips have been to places such 
as Valley Forge, the Smithsonian, New 
York City, and the Baltimore 

"Bigs are expected to get m con 
tact with their little once a week by 
cither a letter, phone call, or if pos- 
sible, a visit," McAfee said. "And 
every other Sunday, the big is required 
to take their child on an outing with 
the rest of the groups" 

This year, and for the last 10 years, 
the littles have been from 
Philadelphia's St. Anthony's parish, 
where Villanova coordinators have 
come to know and love this neighbor- 
hood and the parents of the children 
as well. All littles are 7 to 12 years 
old and matched up with a Villanova 
student of the same sex. 

Both littles and bigs correspond to 
each other so that both will graduate 
at the same time, one from 
school, the other from Villanova 

"In recent years, the most difficult 
thing about organizing this program 
is the limited number of chililren avail 
able and the large amount of applica- 
tions we receive from students," said 
McAfee, currently in his third year of 

"l^st year, with 1*'X applications 
to review, we had to ask St Anthony's 
to give us as many children as they 
could get and the program expanded 
to 6S children, where in the past, there 
were under .*>()" 

F'^itablished on campus as a chap- 
ter of the nationwide Big Brothers and 

Big Sisters program. Villanova broke 
away when the qualifications 
became too restricting. 

"In years," McAfee explained, 
"there were two months worth of ,ip- 
plicant review before a decision was 
made whether to accept or reject the 
student as a big. 

There had to be certain qualifica- 
tions met, a certain income made, the 
availability to a child for an entire 
and a police investigation for any pos- 
sible history, crime, etc." 

However, after Villanova's pro- 
gram formed under its new identity. 
"Bigs and Littles. " few qualifications 
had to be met by the applicant othei 
than strong dedication and wise tinic 

Working in association of twostii 
dent coordinators. McAfee anticipates 
another successful year with hig lum 
outs and results, although all trips, 
d.ites and destinations haw not htiii 

"The most difficult aspect of this 
position IS narrowing down the appli 
cants and figuring out who would be 
best for the program, " he said 

"This is a good year because !•> 
seniors graduated in May, so there are 
more extra spaces I just hope that all 
the students interested recognize the 
limits we have and are understanding" 

To become involved with the Fiigs 
and Littles program, informational 
meetings will be held Sept ]^ (7-H 
p m Havcrford Room), .Sept HC^ 30 
4;.30 p m Haverford Room), and Sept 
1 S (7 8 p m Bryn Mawr Room) 

live. "It IS p.irt of my commitment to 
Ihe company, to recruit new custom- 
ers, in particular younger students who 
have just left Ihe secure confines of 
their homes. ' 

However, if one does not want 
something, no one needs to keep hear- 
ing about the .illcgett beiic^tits of hav- 
ing a piece of plastic. 

John, a representative for an AT&T 
calling card, was very willing lo en- 
gage in a conversation. "I do find some 
vendors to be annoying; kind of ironic 
considering that 1 am one of Ihem," 
.said this recent college graduate. "I 
feel that to be successful as a solici- 
tor, you need to be persistent, hut at 
the same time, you have to watch not 
to become too overbearing; that can 
really turn prospective customers 

Just as students have to deal with 
the temporary, ridiculous waits in line 
in the bookstore, all are cipable of 
swallowing their prides and tolerating 
the pesky vendors who are just trying 
to do their jobs. 

Just as these vendors can be very 
pesky, they are also very convincing, 
so be careful The best advice offered 
is by all means necessary, to avoid 

shares her 


Staff Reporter 

I received .i letter in the mail 
asking any freshman liberal arts, 
engineering or nursing major to 
sign up for the Villano\a T.xperi- 
ence I read the first line of Ihe para- 
graph which clearly stated that I 
wtnilti he living in a co-ed dorm 
Without reading any turthei, 1 im- 
mediately signed up. 

1 didn't know much about the 
program. I knew I had to attend .i 
weekly 50-minute meeting. I knew 
I would have to participate in a 
number of school-related acliv ities 
I knew I would he living in St 
Momc.i. and I ilefinilely knew there 
would be guys ou the same floor 

I latei found out thai the mam 
goal of the program is to get the 
freshmen class to become closer 
.iiiil to help each other get over the 
worriesof entering college "li al 
lows freshmen to feel more at 
home," said Patty Zech. "It gives 
us a chance to have more personal 
relationships and get accusionuii 
to college lite." 

What I was surprised about was 
how friendly and open everyone 
seemed he There was an immedi- 
.ile sense of iimly and Iriisl among 
those 111 Ihe dorm. 

F rcslimaii James Timoyanis 
s.iid. It's .1 t.imiK feeling Tverv- 
ho(l\ \v aki s up (lirlv and with 
iiU'ss\ li.iii, hill no one cares." 
Tresfimaii I),ui Wihle agrees, "I 
also look al il ,is ,i chance to grow 
111 a mixed environment We get a 
better opportunity to know each 
other" Faulty fronts and fake per- 
sonalities were already down as 
soon as everyone walked through 
the door 

Others jddk at it as a way to get 
over the pie indices men and 
women have toward each other 
"Men and women learn to accept 
and feel comfortable with e.ich 
other, " said freshman John 
Zhaimanis "Prciudices start be- 
cause we don't know " 

Page 14 


Septembers. 1996 





American sculpture and spiritual 
abstracts featured in tandem show 

Special to The VtUanuvan 

A tandem show of sculptured arti 
lactsby an hoiioKtl Niw Jersey sculp- 
tor, and spiritual al'suacis in acrylics 
by a former scmuiariaii. launches the 
1^96-97 exhibit season ol the 
Villanova University Art (jallery 

Betty McCleehan's 'Totems" and 
Joseph Houki's "Fxistential Abstracts 
- A Theological Perspective" will be 
featured at the gallei\ until Sept. 26. 
A reception for the artists will also 
take place Saturday, Sept. 7, from 4 - 
6 p.m. at the gallery. The public is in 

A niail'lc caivei tor 25 years. 
McGeehan, ol Cliathain. N.J.. found 
her art undergoing a metamorphosis 
lollowing a trip to Last Ciermany to 
seek out personal roots shortly after 
the Berlin Wail came down. The dis- 
covery included finding that nine of 
her cousins were artists. 

"After discovering my tamily,"" 
said McGeehan, "I couldn't do the 
hard-edged work any more. The re- 
umon opened up for me a rich historv 
ol my family and gave me a deep sense 
ot belonging My sculptures today re- 
tlect this desire in all of us. whether 
conscious or unconscious, to know our 

"In my work." said McGeehan, "I 
have given a new, more abstract pur- 

pv).se to worn and beautiful objects that 
have lost their original purpose, yet 
hav e an intrinsic beauty and aesthetic 
power related to their age I have made 
new contemplative objects ol these 
discarded things that mirror our de- 
sire as individuals and as a people to 
speculate on who we are and where 
we have come form." 

The National Association of 
Women Artists c(uiferred this year 
upon McGeehan its Kreindler- 
Seligson Memorial Award. She was 
also accorded the Association's 199S 
Jeffrey Ghilds Willis Memorial Award. 

Last year her work won honorable 
mention in the International Juried 
Show at the New Jersey Center for 
Visual Arts. 

Her art is in the collections of nu- 
merous museums and corporations, 
including Bristol-Myers Squibb, 
AT&T, the ("oca-Cola Co. and Toyota. 

Through her sculptures, 
McGeehan strives to evoke meditation 
of a different kind. A piano leg, a walk- 
ing stick lound along a road, wood 
turnings, a violin frame discovered at 
a Ilea market form the components of 
many of her cultural sculptures. 

After service in the Navy, Hould 
began a career as a commercial artist 
in NewYork and Boston. He subse- 
quently entered the seminary with 
plans to become a Catholic priest. A 

transforming event near the end of 
nine years of preparation changed his 

■ The priesthood didn't work out 
Instead, Ciod called me to paint. My 
paintings embrace His honor and 
glory and emerge from my evolving 
faith exjx'rience," said the Devon, Pa. 
resident. Hould paints in vivid acryl- 
ics on geometric backgrounds. 

"What I strive to do is integrate 
my faith experience visually through 
the aesthetic geometric of art and the 
psychology of color and form. My 
paintings emerge from that experi- 
ence. All of life is a gift from God 
that calls us to Him. It's a learning 
process that teaches us about every- 
thing we seek to learn. My work is a 
vehicle to experience Jesus. Through 
my work, I expose myself to myself," 
said Hould. 

Hould's work has appeared in 
many one-person and group exhibi- 
tions in New England and New York. 
His most recent show took place ear- 
lier this year at the Leslie Eadeh Gal- 
lery in Devon. 

The gallery welcomes visits by 
community groups and school 
classes. Special arrangements for 
hosted tours at no charge may be 
made by telephoning the gallery at 

Sports marketing club kicks off 
this season with new opportunities 


Staff Rifuirhi 

Amid the many organizations 
populating the University, a new club 
is emerging. 

The Villanova Athletics Sports 
Marketing Club is targeting students 
with a feel for athletics and business. 
Headed by Robyn Schnieders, the 
coordinator of Special Events, Promo- 
tions, and Community Relations in the 
Athletic Department, the club offers 
interested students the chance to gain 
experience in the business by market- 
ing athletics on campus. 

The main purpose of the Sports 
Marketing Club is to 'formali/e ex- 
perience (for the students] and provide 
the Athletic Department with a re- 
source of students to help," said 

The program will be ccmducted in 
a highly professional atmosphere, so 
that the students will gam the experi- 
ence needed to succeed in the busi- 
ness following their graduation from 

Members ot the club will be in- 
volved in such projects as event stall 
sport games, campus promotions, and 
attendance inhancemenl ot those 
sports that do not receive as much 
publicity as others 

The students will be exposed to 
group marketing, licensing, video pro- 
duction, and radio networking as well 
as game-day management and com- 
munitv relations. 

The Club also allows the students 
involved to have a voice in the ath- 
letic department In effect, the depart 
ment will be reaching the students of 
the I iniversity through their peers. 

While the selected members of the profit from the experience, 
the athletic department benefits from 
the members' closer connection to the 
University body on a student to stu- 
dent level 

Additional opportunities will in 
elude visits to the f-OX network stu 
dios and possible internships with 

Philadelphia 76ers basketball and 
Eagles football. 

Schnieders developed the idea for 
the club while visiting other Big 
colleges. The University of Connecti- 
cut had a sports marketing program 
in existence which Ms. Schnieders 
researched and introduced here at 
Villanova with the help of Tim 
Hofferth, a.ssi.stant athletic director for 
External Operations. 

The new club is given the .same 
basic structure as the original at the 
University of Connecticut. 

Villanova Sports Marketing, the 
mother organization of the new student 
club, is internally run. While other uni- 
versities rely on outside sources for the 
television production of campus ath- 
letic events, Villanova operates on its 

Sports Marketing produces, and is 
responsible for, the advertising and for- 
matting of such programs as the Steve 
Lappas television and radio shows, 
"College Sports Today" with Gene 
DeFillippo, and Villanova football and 
basketball games. 

The Villanovaii's Top Ten 

Straight from the ofiQces of Josie and the Pussycats 
The top ten highlights of Orientation 1996 . . . 

10. Augustinian karaoke 
9. O.C. steel cage match 
8. Sitting in the middle of a field in the 100 

degree sun with strangers and crying 

for mommy 

Daddy shark 

The five minutes you actually believed 

your O.C. liked you 

Golden rings 

Seminar on why your high school friends won*t 

miss you 
3. A.A. meeting 
2. Seminar on developing a taste for Natty Light 

And the No. 1 highlight of Orientation 1996 . . . 
1 . The end 




Bettys McGcehan's "Totem #16" can be seen at the Villanova Art Gallery, 
which is located in the Connelly Center. 

FIRST encourages 
political responsibility 


Staff Reporter 

The elections of November are 
approaching rapidly, and in all likeli- 
hood, those of us in the 18-to 34-year- 
old age group will once again stay 
away from the polls. 

Because of our failure to produce 
large voter turnout, politicians rou- 
tinely ignore the concerns of the 
young, or, even worse, patronize thost- 
who do bother to speak out. Such 
treatment just furthers our cynicism, 
alienating us even more from the po- 
litical pr(Kess 

It is a vicious cycle that ends only 
when youths grow old enough to 
worry about the "ideas" being floated 
about our political discourse. 

However, a Philadelphia organiza 
tion is working to let youth have their 
say FIRST, the Foundation for Indi 
vidual Responsibility and Social 
Trust, is holding its first national con- 
vention for young adults the weekend 
of Sept. 19. 

Delegates from all over the nation 
will be attending to produce a plat 
form of youth interests, which will be 
presented to the major presidential 

The platform will be culled from 
a series of non-partisan, non-confron- 
tational debates which hope to find 

the common ground from all sides of 
an issue. 

In addition to talking with fellow 
generational members, the FIRST 
convention will also provide an oppor- 
tunity for young adults to be heard by 
current political leaders, such as Phila- 
delphia mayor Ed Rendell, Baltimore 
Mayor Kurt Schmoke, and Rep. Matt 
Dunne of Vermont. 

FIRST" s ultimate goals go far be- 
yond this weekend, however. As its 
introductory statement reads, "They 
revolve instead around the develop 
ment of character, the indefinable 
quality that leads individuals to be re- 
sponsible citizens: persons who think" 
for themselves, but who ultimately 
ch(K)se to act in ways that contribute 
to the greater good, even where soci- 
ety lacks any power whatsoever to re 
quire them to do so." 

In a society where pork barrel poli- 
tics and generational pandering have 
become commonplace, FIRST pro 
vides a welcome change 

Villanova University is interested 
in sending a delegation to the FIRST 
convention. Interested students should 
contact Gary Bonas at x97280. No 
political experience or affiliation is 
required One simply be inter 
ested in changing America's current 
terms of political debate, and helping 
young voices be heard. 

September 6. 1996 


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What's in your head? Students 
celebrate loved one at memorial Mass 


Senior Re/torler 

You expect to pass through this 
world but once. Any good, therefore, 
that you can do, or any kindness that 
you can show to any fellow crc.iture, 
do it now. 

Do not defer nor neglect il. lor you 
shall not pass this way again 

A laded orange ribbon hangs in 
front of you as you stare at the 
bookbagin front of you on line. "Hugs 
for Joe" it reads. Abstractly, you make 
the connection between the symbol 
and its meaning, but the deeper real- 
ity remains m the background of your 

On Tucsdav. August 27 the reality 
was unavoidabif as it marked the one 
year anniversary of the death of 
Villanova student Joseph P. Hauck. 

Tuesday evening in the Villanova 
Church, approximately KM) students 
and faculty gathered at a memorial 
Mass in Joes memory. 

At the age of 19, Joe pa.ssed away 
suddenly during the 1995 Orientation 
activities as a result of Meningococ- 
cus, or bacterial meningitis. He would 
have been a junior at Villanova this 

Father John Stack OS A., dean of 
Students, reminded us in his homily 
of the importance of remembrance and 
the unimportance of the "would have 

Stack, wild knew Joe well through 
his work in the Student Development 
office, acknowledged the difficulty of 
reliving the horrid events that occurreil 
one year ago. 

Stack recognized that although re- 
membering his death is .i hardship in 
itselt, that our ability to remember, 
more importantly, enables us to recall 
all of the good times, happy thoughts, 
and fond memories we have of Joe. 

It is these memories that have 
helped keep Joe's spirit alive in the 
year that has gone by. 

We can see them in action each 
time we by the tower clock along- 
side Mendel field, rest on the bench 
outside of Old Falvey library, or even 
catch sight of an old orange ribbon 

Further, Stack encouraged us to 
work hard to remember, because as 
time goes by. memories tend to fade 
if they are not maintained. 

He advised to think of Joe often, 
to pray to him in heaven, to rejoice in 
his spirit, and to bring the gift of (iod 
to all that we meet — just as Joe did. 

Major Trouble; History 
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, lor all students who are unde- 
(Cided as to what field ol study thev 
I should pursue, the past m.iv be the 
'end ol the se.uch 

^ Many do not leali/e that tlie\ cm 

, study the past to get a better view ot 

ithe future. "History is .it the heart 

'of everything. It is the glue that holds 

the concentrations together," said Dr. 

Kelley, Vill.inova's History Depart 

ment Chair. 

Many college students are wor 
ried about the career options that 
come along with the chosen majors 
and the job availabilities. 

"You can go into almost any field 
with history Majoring in history as 
an undergraduate can be good prepa 
ration tor law school or one coukl 
choose to work in the archives or mu- 
seums or ey en enter business, ' com- 
mented Kelley 

( )ne has ey en more avenues avail- 
able i( he or she pursues a graduate 
degree if you specialize and get a 
doctorate, you typically do field his- 
tory research or teach at the college 
level."' said Kelley ilistnrv is .1 
good all-purpose niaior loi .1 Kn ot 
different directions ami careers 1 he 
students who do well can find jobs 
readily available." 

"Hopefully people will study his 
lory because tlie\ like to. "continued 
Kelley " The rneniories of a nation 
.ire similar to tin.' nieniones ol mii 

own lives and where we are toii.iv 
History is a memory of how the 
world came to be and a good utility 
on how and why we .ire who we 

History has h.ul .in ini[).ici on 
y .ir\ irig fields of study suclfas sci- 
ence, language, math, .md philoso- 

It all had to st.irt somewhere .iml 
one usu.illy goes to the beginning 
when starting to learn something 
new. "It's an all-purpose synthesis, 
the study of people, .md incites stiki 
les like sociology and liter.iture 
All the disciplines play an impor- role, but history pulls it ill to- 
gether, " s.iul Kelley. 

E.ssentially. history gives the big 
picture "You can't study anything 
yvilhout the historical context. " s.iid 
Kelley. Becoming a history major 
entails distribution reijuirements 
such as United States History, Fu- 
ropean History. World History and 
becoming engaged yvilhin "a great 
department and .1 realh great new 
t.icult\.' s.ikj KelK\ 

Other til. in being the Department 
Ch.iir. Kelley .ilso teaches Farly 
.American History .md the Surveys 
ol Aniei iciii History. 

Recent additions to the faculty 
.ire professors Rebecc.i Winer and 
Niri.i Iner uliole.icli His- 
tory and Ar.ib .irul Islamic History 
respectively. If anyone has .inv 
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Peiye 18 


September 6. 1996 


September 6, 1996 



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Brady sunshine fades in A Very Brady Sequel 


A\sislant t.ntertainmfnt t.dilar 

"Here's the story ol a lovely lady " 
I challenge anyone who can read these 
words without being immediately 
compelled to hum, croon, or whistle 
the rest of this melodious tune to do 
so. Even viewers who are only some- 
what familiar with the antics of 
television's most "groovy" family 
have memori/ed> the words to its 
catchy theme song. And now, the very 
song that conjures up images of bell- 
bottoms, butterfly collars and bubble- 
gum snapping teenyboppers has once 
again reclaimed its infamy in the new 
movie, A Very Brady Sequel. 

Directed by Arlene Sanford, this 
film is a biting satire of creator 
Sherwood Schwartz's most popular 
television show, "The Brady Bunch." 
Starring Shelley ijong as Carol Brady, 
Gary Cole as Mike Brady and Tim 
Matheson as an impostor of Carol's 
long-lost husband, Roy, the movie 
adds new plot twists to a conglomera- 
tion of classic TV episodes. Audience 
members grin with nostalgia as they 
witness Marcia and Greg fight over 
who gets to move into the attic, Cindy 
cling like velcro to her beloved Kitty 
Carryalldoll and Jan struggle with the 
traumas of being "second best" in ev- 
erything she does. 

By far, one of the most entertain- 
ing features of A Very Brady Sequel 
is the reproduction t)f the famous 
Brady house. It includes the blue 
Inmk-beds and toy soldiers found in 
(ireg, Peter and Bobby's room, the 

orange and brown kitchen, complete 
with Alice's blackboard and in the 
words of Mike Brady, lots of "fake 
wood paneling, shag rugs and 
Formica "I'he large backyard, with its 
cool swing set (site of the famous "see- 

saw" eompelitioii between Bobby and derstandings, coincidences and pep 
Cindy) and neatly trmimed, Huores talks'.' A Very Brady Sc<fi4cl conlams 
cent green, is also the center ol all ol these, along with plenty of im 

many adventures 

What would a movie about the 
Bradys be without a stream of misuii 

PHmxKRiDrr i i.iior marks 

Carol and Mike Brady bring Brady happiness to the neighborhood. 

I)rompIii song .iiid dance numbers 
(does .invoiie remember the peppy 
"Time to ("liange"".') and typical line 
deliveries, such as "Oh, Miiike" by 
none other than the tn.itnarch herself, 
Carol Brad\ 

Kehilively tame slapstick humor 
prevails in, 4 Very Brady Sequel, how- 
ever, the movie is not without the oc- 
casional double entendre or sexual in- 
nuendo One portion of the movie, for 
example, (ocuses on llie giowing at- 
traction helween (ireg and Marcia, 
while vet .inolhei shows the effects of 
drug-laced mushrooms on Alice and 
Roy. Scenes like this simpiv build 
upon an already-established 
adolescently funnv theme. 

Die-hard fans of Ihe Brady Bunch 
will inevitably run to seev4 Very Brady 
Sequel Sure, realistic character por- 
trayals, cameo appearances of stars, 
and ties to old Brady Bunch episodes 
make this movie vaguely entertaining. 
My only true laughs, however, came 
from getting a glimpse of Cousin 
Oliver and Tiger the dog towards the 
END of the movie. A word to those 
who can only take the Bradys in small 
doses: wait until this one hits your lo- 
cal Blockbuster shelf. 

Beth Heart provides a breath of 
fresh air to musical monotony 


Entertainment Editor 

Alanis Morrisette, the Hootie 
thing, Pearl Jam and others continu- 
ally drown the air waves with their 
incessant repetition, but behind these 
overplayed bands are real artists who 
never get heard and seldom gain the 
recognition that they deserve- the Beth 
Heart Band is one such artist. 

Hanging on the outskirts of the 
music industry, the Beth Heart Band's 
first released album, Immortal, dares 
to offer those willing to listen some- 
thing more. With a female vocalist 
comparable to a modern day Janis 
Joplin and a cutting edge blues/rock 

sound, Beth Heart offers an honest 
energy rarely seen in bands today. 

Immortal starts off strong with the 
single "Run," which draws listeners 
in through the powerful vocals of Beth 
Heart and rhythmic beats of the cho- 
rus. But unlike many albums which 
are over once the first single is heard. 
Immortal has just begun to draw you 
into the depths of its melodic blues and 
hard-driving rock rhythms. 

"God Bless You," the l()th track on 
the album, is candy for the ears- beau- 
tiful, crisp and inspirational. Other 
particularly good songs are "State of 
Mind" and "Spiders in My Bed," but 
all 12 tracks are worthy of listeners' 

The band includes four talented 

members: Beth Heart, on vocals and 
piano; Jimmy Khoury, on electric and 
acoustic guitar; Tal Herzberg, on bass 
and Sergio Gonzalez, on drums. Each 
member of this quartet contributes not 
only instrumentally, but in the 
songwriting process as well. 

The Beth Heart Band spent part of 
their summer playing shows from 

With a female vocalist 
comparable to a modem 
day Janis Joplin and a 
cutting blues/rock 
sound, Beth Heart of- 
fers an honest energy 
rarely seen in bands to- 
day. ^ 

Basquiafs story 
comes to life 


The B«th Heart Band transcends popular miisir trends with its debut 

DC. to Boston at small clubs and ca- 
fes like the Tin Angel in Philadelphia. 
On the last of the three dates they 
played at the lin Angel, Beth Heart 
W(x>ed the audience with her extraor- 
dinary vocals and fun personality. 
Continually interacting with the 
crowd, she climbed offstage and sang 
to different audience members. In ad- 
dition to their small D.C. to Boston 
tour, the band was featured on the sec- 
ond stage at some Hast Coast 
I^olapaloozas this summer 

The beauty of Ihe Beth Heart Band 
is that its members are impa.ssioned 
with what they do both on and off 
stage. The music you'll hear on Im- 
mortal fits no particular genre and 
does not try to be anything other than 
what it is. The Beth Heart Band will 
be performingat Upstairs at Nick's on 
Sept. 8 and 9. 


Entertainment Editor 

Miramax Films deserves a big pat 
on the back. Not once, but twice this 
summer they successfully provided 
us with films which have been a re- 
freshing alternative to the highly ad- 
vertised sludge that is better known 
as our summer movie selections. 
The first of these, the British smash 
hit Trainspotting, has received a no- 
table amount of press, including H) 
dozen articles in magazines such as 
Spin, Rolling Stone and Interview, 
and commercials that air on MTV 
every half hour. Basquiat, the lesser 
known of the two, is undoubtedly 
this summer's best kept cinematic 

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Basqutut is art about art It is the 
story of Jean Michel Basquait, a con 
temporary artist who started with 
nothing and in a sense ended with 
nothing. Ixxisely based on the real 
life events of his life, this film is alive 
and breathing It spans the course ot 
about 10 years, and delves deeply 
into the complex life that surrounded 
a simplistic man 

Jeffrev Wright st.irs as Basquiat 
himself A more perteet actor could 
not be found to portray this quirkv 
artist. Wright's face is actually hyp 
notizing There is a sad kind ot 
sweetness that emanates from the 
center of his eyes. The 
manner in which he strolls through 
the screen discerns him from the rest 
of the characters Wright will make 
you fall in love with Basquiat 

The filmsuecessfullydepiels 
Basquiat as the victim without sing 
ing the "woe is me" song. He was 
the victim ot drugs, victim of fame 
and the victim ol the harsh city Al 
though he was hard core into drugs, 
especially heroin, the focus of iIk 
movie does not dwell on this fact II 
was not turned into a "this is 
happens to you when vou do drugs'" 
movie Masqiiail's use of drugs was 
not (orefroni on Ihe screen, instead 
Ihe film focused on liini as ,i person. 
not as a drug user. 

Along with the outstanding per 
formancc of Wright, the movie is full 
to capacity with talent David Fiowie 
plays a surprisinglv excellent Andv 
Warhol Mis presence on screen is 
es.sential to Ihe story while adding in 
a sly strain of humor ( l.irv ( )ldhani 
and Dennis Hopper each carry their 
own as well Iven ( ourlney l^)ve 
has a brief (albeit .uinoving) cameo 
Basquiat died in I'JSH from an 
overdose of heroin Ihis tragic end 
ing to his life makes for an equally 
sad ending to the film 1 he closing 
scene leaves viewers wiih an emptv 
ache and Ic try eyes. 

Ba.squiat's tra|^c story is told. 

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Bored 'No vans can flock to Philly 

You're back at school, you've 
hopped all the bars there are to hop 
and scoped all the freshnian there are 
to scope What the hell are you gouig 
to do between now and the crawl'' 
Fear not Novan triends. Pick voui 
heads up and look beyond our lair 
Main Luicnope, a little turllier, aaah, 
there it is! The ("ity ot Brotherly I.ove, 
home ot Ben F-r.uiklin. cheesteaks and 
a plethora ot piercing palaces - Phila- 
delphia!! The lollowing is your ollical 
Villaiiovan guide to tun, interesting 
and (lo and behold) educational things 
to do in Phillv. our iieighbui to the 

Popular Weekend and 
evening Attractions 

The Italian Market-Discover the 
wonders of Italy at this old style eth- 
nic market. 
U)calion: yth and Washington 

South Street/ Headhouse 
Square- Shopping, dining and people 
watching. South Street has something 
for everyone Come experience the 
flavor of Philadelphia 
Location:! Ith Street to Front Street 
and Second Street to Headhouse 

Manayunk- Right outside of 
i'hilly, this unusual neighborhood has 
a lot to offer Full of shopping, enter- 
i.ininunt. and bars this artsy area will 
be sure to please. 

Location: Lxit ^]. F^elmont A\i- off 
Route 76. 

Penn's Landing-Frequent the 

various concerts, festivals, ships ami 
tun that docks at Penns Landing 
Location: Delaware Avenue Philadel- 

Historical Monuments/ 

sound of freedom will always ring out 
at the home of the l^ibertv Bell 
location M.irkel Street between Fitth 
and Sixth streets 
lelephone: {2\>) >'-)7-H974. 

Valley Forge National Historical 
Park-Have fun in the sun with pic- 
nics, bike rides and history all at once. 
Tour Washington's headcjuarters with 
the guides dres.sed to the nines. 
Location: Valley Forge, Pa. 
lelephone: (610)7X3-1077. 

Edgar Allen Poe National His- 
torical Site -Get a chilling historical 
look at the home where the great and 
mysterious Poe grew up. 
luication: Seventh and Spring Garden 
streets , Philadelphia. 
Telephone: (215)597-8780. 

Eastern State Penitentiary His- 
toric Site -Hear the tales of those who 
lived, died, escaped and didn't. 
LfKation: 2125 Fairmount Ave. Phila- 
Telephone: (215) 236-7236 

The "Notorious" Philadelphia 

Bus Tour-Discover some of 
Philadelphia's most offbeat locations. 
Hear the stories of real murders and 
modern miracles. 

Location: Ix-aves from the Visitors' 
Center on 16th Street and JFK Boule- 
Telephone: (215)625-2681 


Independence Hall Walk into the 
pasi and discover where America's 
freedom all began with the signing of 
ihi' Declaration of Independence. 
1 ocation: Chestnut Street between 
f iflh and Sixth streets 
lelephone (215)597-8974. 

Liberty Bell Pavilion Here ihe 

National Museum of American 
.lewish History- Come in ,ind peruse 
the rich Jewish cultural history dis- 
plaved in various exhibits of this nni 

U^calion: 55 N Fifth St. 

lelephone: (215)923-3812. 

Pennsylvania .Academy of Fine 
Arts -Capture a glimpse of the finest 
collection of early American art on the 
East Coast. 

Location: 118 N Broad St 
lelephone (215) 972-7600. 

Academy of Natural Sciences- 
Lions and tigers and dinosaurs, oh my! 
Explore the natural wonders of our 
I ocition |Wth and Ben Fr.inklin 
lelephone: (215) 299 1000. 

Mutters Museum at the College 
of Physicians -Freaks of nature on dis- 
play, what a relaxing afternoon 
IxKation: 19 S 22nd Street between 
Chestnut and Market, 
lelephone: (215) 563-3103. 

The Franklin Institute Walk 

through a giant heart, experiment with 

levers . pulleys and electricity or visit 

the dome like four story Omnivcrse 


I xxation: 20th Street and the Parkway 

Telephone (2 IS) 448- 1200 

Philadelphia Museum of Art- 
Visit one of Philadelphia's greatest 
museums. Run u|) and down the very 
same steps as Rocky. 
Location: 26th Street and Ben 
Franklin Parkway 
relephone:(2l5) 763-810(1 

Insectarium - Ihe largest arthro- 
pod museum in Philadelphia. Witness 
all The creepy crawly things you can 

Location: 8046 Frankford Ave. Phila- 
lelephone: (215) 335-9.501. 

Afro-American Historical and Cul- 
tural Museum -Come and explore the 
wide range of cultural artifacts and 
historical information 
Location: Seventh and Arch streets. 
Telephone: (215) 574-0381. 

AtwaterKent Museum -Explore 
the diversified history of the Philadel- 
phia region. 

location: 15 S Seventh St. 
Telephone: (215) 922-303 1 . 

Norman Rockwell Art Museum- 
Explore the famous pieces of art by 
America's most well-known painter. 
Location: Sixth and San.som streets. 
Telephone: (215)922-4345. 

Pennsylvania Horticultural Soci- 
ety and Garden- Take advantage of 
the beautiful landscape design offered 
by this renowned society. 
Location: 325 Walnut St.. Philadel- 
Telephone: (215)625-8250. 


Chadds Ford Winery Something 
sour something sweet-you decide. 
Location : Route 1 Chadds Ford, Pa. 
lelephone: (215)388-6221 

Dock Street Brewing C ompany- 

l-njoy good food at Philadelphia's 
only grain brewery 
Location: 2 Logan Square, Philadel- 
Telephone (215) 496-04 1 3. 

Melrose Diner -Take a trip back 
in time when you enter this traditional 
1950s diner (jreat food and a great 

Location: 1501 Snyder Ave Philadel- 
Telephone: (215)467-6644 

Meiji-en Restaurant Terrific 
sushi combined with a terrilic view of 
the waterfront. Sure to make any oc- 
casion a memorable one. 
l^Kation: Pier 19 N. Delaware Ave , 
Telephone: (215)592-7100 

Spaghetti Warehouse -One of the 
most unique dining experiences in 
Philadelphia. Furnished with antiques 
and odd pieces of furniture, this res- 
taurant is a sure to make a good time. 
Dine in an old brass bed or a real live 
trolley car. 

Location: 1026 Spring Garden St, 
Telephone: (215) 787-1026 

The Rose Tattoo Cafe -A cozy 
little cafe to put you in the mtwd for 
love. Slightly expensive, but probably 
worth it. 

Location: 1847 Roosevelt Boulevard. 
lelephone (215) 333-8800 

McGillians Celebrate St. Patrick's 
Day all year 'round at this authentic 
Irish pub. Featuring an ale of the week 
and delicious munchies, a good time 
IS guaranteed. 

Location 131()I)rury Street Philadel- 
Telephone: (215) 735-5562 

Warmdaddy's Blues Cafe Ihis 
New Orleans style restaurant will fill 
your belly warm with great food and 
soulful music. 

Location: Front and Ihird streets. 
Telephone: (215) 627-2.500 

I^st Drop Coffee House -A great 
place for a great cup of hot steamy 
coffee and good conversation. 
Location: 13th and Pine 

streets, Philadelphia 
Telephone:(2 15) 893-0434 

FUBAR -(iet your dancing shoes 
and head on down to this typically fun 
dance club. 

l^Kation: 38th Street between Market 
and Chestnut streets 
Telephone: (215) 386-8555 

Milkbar- Philadelphia's most 
talked about bar and dance club 
Location: North Eighth St. between 
Spring Garden and Callohill 
Telephone: (215)928-6455. 

Mystery Cafe Dinner Theater- 

An interactive dining exf)erience, help 
.solve the mysterious murder. 
Location: The Bistro Romano Restau- 
rant at 120 Lumbard St , Philadelphia 
Telephone: (215)238-1313.. 

Dave and Buster's -Gambling 
without winning cash? Yes, its true 
Philly's own form of legal gambling 
Location: Pier 19 North Columbus 
Boulevard, Philadelphia. 
Telephone: (215)413-1951. 


Philadelphia Zoo America s first 
/oo is right around the corner with lots 
of things that you'll go ape over. 

Location: 34(M) W (Jirard Ave 

lelephone: (215)243-1100. 

She's The One lacks sparks 


A wot Idle Editor 

1 took the last meager paycheck 
from my summer internship and 
plunked a portion of it down for the 
Tom Petty manifesto known as the 
soundtrack for the movie She's The 
One I'm not a huge fan of Mr 
Petty "s music, but I was told it is a 
good listen and it is. I took what was 
left of that meager paycheck and 
plunked it down for a ticket to the 
movie that soundtrack wascompo.sed 
for. I'm not a big fan of romantic- 
Ivpe movies, but I was told it is a 
good flick and its not. 

Words like "visionary " and 
"deeper meaning" llittered through 
the theater as the last i^\ my $6 50 
rolled up the screen and I wondered 
if I had just seen the same film as 
my cinema-going peers With an 
actual budget and the comfort of 
knowing he did not have to sneak 
around after hours to use studio 
equipment illegally, alleged 
wunderkind director Edward Burns 
falls short of the high expectations 
set by his acclaimed, shoestring bud- 
get sleeper hit. "The Brothers 
McMullcn " 

She 's The One loosely follows the 
love lives of two competitive Brook- 
lyn brothers, Francis (Mike 
McGlone) and Mick (Exlward Burns) 
and their father (John Mahoney) who 

imparts to his boys several not-so-wise 
nuggets of wi.sdom while failing to 
notice his own marriage falling around 

One of the biggest mistakes Burns 
makes in this flawed follow-up is 
ing his real life hwe as his on screen 
love. Mick and Hope meet when Mick 
picks up the auburn haired vixen in 
his cab and in a romantic off-screen 
24 hour period the two: drive to New 
Orleans for her best friend's wedding, 
attend the wedding together, decide 
they were meant to be and get mar- 
ried on the dance floor at the recep- 

Unfortunately, the real life sparks 
between the couple are simply not ig- 
nited on camera and the pair fizzles 
rather than sizjzles. On his own. Burns 
is probably the best thing about the 
film. He is believable as a down-to- 
earth, gruff but loveable boy next door. 
It is the dead-weight, flat performance 
by his better half that drags him down 
giving the audience little rea.son to 
believe that "She's the One" for Mick. 
TTie performances turned in by the 
other two "She's" in the film are both 
rather .surprising. The first is 
Jennifer Aniston not being as bad as 
one might suspect. Although her role 
as the jilted spouse of the callous 
Francis is not a very far cry from her 
part as "Friends'" Rachel. 

She's .still playing a whiny, com- 
plaining rich girl, but here's the catch- 

she's smart. And Aniston almost 
pulls it off as she battles her med- 
dling parents and trampy younger 
sister, but there is still just enough 
Rachel showing to smite her at- 

The other surprise is Cameron 
Diaz's supposedly breakthrough per- 
formance as Heather the hooker and 
near wife of both Mick and Francis 
But whither Heather? She is central 
to the plot but we don't see much 
of her and when we do, things are than impres.sive considering the 
build up her alter-cgo has been given 
by every magazine to hit the news- 
stands in the last three months Are 
we to be impressed simply by the 
fact that she made the big move from 
modeling to mo\ les practically over 
night? Sorry, but that's not quite 

Is this movie about the effects of 
an absent mother figure? Is it about 
the bonds forged between a father 
and his sons later in life? Is it about 
brotherhood? Is it ah<nit love in the 

Is it about how guys can just be 
so stupid sometimes? Well, the plot 
drags on and then finds climax and 
resolve all in a .span of what seems 
like 30 .seconds in some bizarre act 
otdeus ex machina and by the time 
it gets to that point an old Villano 
van standby .suddenly becomes rel- 
evant - Who Knows. Who Cares ^ 

September 6. 1996 


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Three Snakes and One Charm rates among best 

lt> JONAIHAN M |{ K 

Editor ■ in (.hu'f 

Three Snakes and One Charm, the 
lil.ick. ( I owes' fourth release, shows 
that the Cieorgia blues band has finally 
learned how to produce a eoniniercial 
siiigles-tiased .dburii without selling 
their soul tor the consumption o( the 

I hree Snakes has ihe quality rock 
ing singles that allowed the band to 
burst on the scene in 1990 with the 
album ,S7;i;A(' Your Money Maker ['he 
tracks "(iood Kridav " and "Bring On. 
Bring On" have the potential torecei\e 
as much air time as the ul)U|uiIous 
"Hard lo Handle tlid b.ick in the 
earh 'mk 

But where this album differs from 
Shake Your Money Maker is this one 
is more than just made-lor ratlio rock 
andr(ill singles No. like \'-)'')2's South- 
ern Har/nonv and Musual ( dmpan 
ion and the commerci.ilK tlisappoml 
\nQ,Amorica. Three Snakes uses haid 
blues and rivetting gospel lo create 
portraits hI many lost souls 

■'Neh.ikane/ei' pamls ide picluie 
of a heiuin adtlicl ami his ^vasleil lite 
("Spent most o( Ins time making holes 
and licking his uoinuls ). "Good fri 
day." the first single released from the 
album. gi\es an intimale glimpse in 
side kail singer ( hris Robinson's per- 
sonal life as he sings ot a relationship 
that has just died "I will not forecl 
you, iioi \sill I accept the blame. I 

will see vou on Good Friday. " I'^f <)( first person narratives on this material on the previous three albums, 

Robinson sings as though the lyrics 'dbum give the listener a sense that, the lyrics were broad and poetic, not 

are directly Irom a personal conversa- *"f 'he first time, Ihe complex figure insightful 

tion In tad. Robinson s consistent is really opening up In most of the Part of the rea.son for this new sense 

Black Crowes rock 9:30 Club in D.C. 


I ihtor in-C hu'J 

During a series of free or low- 
price shows <it small clubs across 
the country leading up to Ihe July 
24 release ol their fourth album 
I/iree Snakes and One ( harm, the 
Black Crowes hit the '>:3(»('hib in 
Washington D.C on Jui\ 2\ tor a 
sold-out performance 

Opening with Ihe houiicv 
"Uniler ,A Mountain " trom their 
new album. Chris. Rich and Ihe 
hoys loie through nearly two hours 
ot material vyithoul stopping toi 
i.\en as much as a pause lo speak 
lo the crowd 

A ( rowes shovy is geiieralh a 
stripped down, no frills music test, 
but e\en in their terms this was a 
spartan show employing only spot 
lights tor etfecl and the stage deco- 
r.ilions consisted solely ot a tew 
Persian rugs 

luckily, the pouei ol their 
hieiul ol blues, gosfiel and rock 

was more than enough to make this 
the best club show 1 have ever seen 

Musically, the band played most of 
the new album, highlighted by the 
songs "Blackberry," "Bring On, Bring 
On," and "Ciood Friday '" which was 
met with the most fan reaction being 
that It was the only song on the album 
.lyailable to Ihe public up until that 

\moriea was also heavily drawn 
upon The searing "(jone "" set the tone 
tor the show and "Ballad in Urgency" 
and'Wiser lime" showed that the in- 
credible breadth the Crowes" music 
has exhibited. 

Ihe second album. Southern Har- 
mony and Musieal ( Ompanion. was. 
oddly enough, completely missing 
from the set list which Chris Robin.son 
rep()rtedly creates anew only nnnutes 
betore the start of each show 

Ihe normally frenetic Robinson 
was uncharacteristically stationary 
ihroughout most of the show with one 
exception being his rendition of the 
groups first hit. Otis Reddings "Hard 

To Fiandle." Other selections from 
Shake Your Money Maker included 
"Jealous Again" and "Ihick N" 

On the whole, this show defi- 
nitely did what it was meant to do 
~ Pr(wide a showcase where the 
band's fans could get a preview of 
Three Snakes and One Cltarrn 
None of the 8(K) Crowes followers 
present left unsatisfied. 

ot comfort on the part of Robinson 
might be the apparent reconciliation 
between him and his brother and fel- 
low band member Rich Robin.son For 
most of the band's history there have 
been rumors that the two could not 
stand to be together, to the point where 
the band was constantly on the verge 
of break-up. Reportedly during last 
year's H.O.R.D.E. tour, which the 
Crowes headlined. Rich traveled on a 
separate bus from the rest of the group. 

Whatever happened, the Robinson 
brothers definitely sound more in sync 
on this album than they ever have be- 
fore While many of the tracks on 
Amoriea can only be described as dis- 
jointed, each of the 1 2 songs on Three 
Sruikes is perfectly in balance. The 
"Shaft"' baseline on "(Only) Halfwav 
to fiverywhere " perfectly comple- 
ments Chris' torrid vocals, and Ihe 
subtle, almost inaudible at points, 
musical score on "Bring On. Bring 
On " makes that song one of the most 
beautiful pieces recorded by a band 
in Ihe 90s In tact, it rivals "Melissa"' 
by the Allman Brothers as the most 
touching song eyer to come oui ot the 
Southern Rock genre 

With Three Snakes and One 
C harm, the Black ("rowes h.iye proved 
they are the legitimate heirs to the 
Allmans and Lynyrd Skynvrd in mix- 
ing rock and blues to create true arl 
with music that is moving, thought- 
provoking and fun all at once. 

Congratulations Jon & Becky 

on your engagement. 

Best Wishes from tiie 

Villanovan Staff. 






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Help Wanted 

FREE T-SHIRT > $1000 - Credit Card 
'undraisers for fraternities, sororities & 
groups Any campus organization can 
raise up to $1 000 by earning a whopping 
55.00 VISA application. Call 1-800 
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Babysitting: Energetic person to run 
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Babysitter for 2 girls. Prefer student with 
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Big changes for recreational facilities, intramurals 


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I'hc advent of the new school year 
has brought some exciting changes to 
student recreation. The athletic de- 
partment has announced expanded 
hours for current athletic facilities as 
well as plans for adding some new 

Notably, the basketball courts at 
Jake Nevin and St. Mary's are now 
open until midnight every night. In 
addition, the weight rooms in Stanford 
and duPont are now open from 7:(X) 
am to 9:00 pm weekdays. DuPont also 
has weekend hours from 1 1 :(K) am to 
7:00 pm. 

There were several factors that in- 
fluenced the decision to expand the 
facilities, but student input was essen- 
tial. Specifically, the insistence that 
there be opportunities for students to 
participate in non-alcohol-related ac- 
tivities on weekend nights played a 
role. Reportedly, the expansion of 
hours cost the school between $21,000 
and $30,000. 

"In the past, there expansion was 
always a funding issue, but the Alco- 
hol Task Force really pushed for it and 
we were able to get it done," said As- 
sociate Athletic Director Dave White. 

In a further effort to better serve 
the student community the department 
has moved equipment between the 
duPont and Stanford weight rooms. 
The demand was high for cardiovas- 
cular and Nautilus equipment in 

"We thought that we could strike a 
better balance than we had in the past," 
said White. "We moved most of the 

tree weights into Staiilord and put thi.' 
Nautilus equipment up in duPont. ' 

1 he school has currently hired a 
firm to do a five-year study on the 
university's most pressing athletic 
needs. The department hopes this will 
help improve the coordination of cur 
rent facilities as well as provide rec- 
ommendations for additional po.ssi- 

"Villanova is unique because we 
have so many groups sharing so few 
areas." White said. "There has to be 
a great deal of give and take. Students 
should realize that we try to accom- 
modate everyone, but funding is al 
ways tough." 

One facility that the school has 
been able to add is beach volleyball 
sandpits on West Campus. To comple- 
ment the new courts the department 
is installing grills and picnic benches. 
In addition to the changes in the 
facilities, the intramural program has 
announced the addition of two new 
sports. The program will hold a sand 
volleyball tournament in the fall as 
well as a track meet on September 16. 
The meet is open to any student re- 
gardless of experience. 

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the need for student help both in par- 
ticipation and employment. Last year 
there were approximately 5,000 par- 
ticipants and Intramural Director Jus- 
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better this year. 

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"We could not make it go without the 
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I illlor III ( hit'/ 

RAh Labor Day! Tothc 
true sports enthusiast this 
Nis definitely the greatest of 
all holidays because. 1) It 
means baseball is almost 
Eover, and, 2) Football has 
finally begun. So as 1 
spent my three day week- 

Rend at the Villanovan's 
branch office in Tampa, 
Florida, I pondered the coming 
gridiron season and reached a few 

The first thing I decided was 
that I would like to personally 
thank Michael Irvin for taking up 
drugs and sex as his offseason 
hobby. It's good to see that he's 
willing to go that extra mile in 
keeping the old University of Mi- 
ami tradition alive. Also, it shows 
Michael's laying the foundations 
tor a post NFL career in Wash- 
ington DC. city politics. Thanks 
to Michael's little motel stay, the 
Birds will finally take the NFC 

My next thoughts focused on 
another fine, up-standing former 
FTurricane - Jimmy John.son. 1 
hate him. Now. that wasn't re- 
ally any kind of revelation, but 
riou I have more of a reason to 
hate him. I was looking forward 
to seeing him guide the Dolphins 
to their usual early playoff exit. 
But then, to my utter horror. I dis- 
covered that Miami is actually 
going to have a running game this 
year. Now. granted. Kareem did 
get his 1 \5 yards against the Pats, 
but Its still something to worry 
about [Tie rea.son the Finsalwavs 
stink in the postseason is 
their defense is |ust plain tuckered 
out When you have Dandy Dan 
(Cover of GQ - I dont think .so; 
then again they did once put Bob 
Sagel on the cover) throwing H(K) 
times a game, your defense is go- 
ing to be on the field a lot. (iiven 
a running game, this postsea.son 
collapse is no longer inevitable. 

Since F was in Tampa, my 
ponderings drifted to the Packers/ 
Fkics game Specifically, is Firett 
Favre better now that he's off the 
luicc ' I decided that this ques- 
tion UTn.niis un.msvvered after 
Week 1 ( ii.mlid, he did have 
(juite a game, .md he inatic Keith 
lackson look like he s still worth 
something, which I suppose is ad- 
mirable, but. cnioM. il was still 
the Bucs. I say the Eagles take 
the Pack on Monday, anil Mamiila 
makes Favre want to make an- 
other trip to CVS 

1 .istlv. I icinmdat the fact that 
Ihr ( Hants and Redskins both still 
stink This inbilation neeils no ex- 
I'l.ination. il jiist makes me smile 
HowiM I don't fret all vou New 
'V'orkiis ,md I) ( clowns out 
there You still have the Yank.s/ 
( ) s to savor, but, then again, 
baseball stinks anyway. 


Diamond no longer sparkles with talent 


Stuff i'lilumnist 

Major lA'ague Baseball is in a hor- 
rific state of despair Ihe (irand Ole' 
(ianie is locked in the mediocrity and 
rapacity of today's players, or should 
I call them fiscal profiteers. The ma- 
jority of the players are money mo- 
guls, but most of them don't have any 
legitimate right to be one. I'he fact of 
the matter is that today's pitchers and 
sluggers are not tif the same caliber 
as the stars of yesteryear 

I'eam ERA.S are at an all-time high, 
with the league average above five. 
The Detroit Tigers team ERA is a 
whopping 6.3.^. I'hese guys have been 
serving tators better than the SPIT. 
Sure, modern day hitters are bigger 
than ever, with most of them sporting 
arms slightly bigger than their egos. 
But this is no excuse for the quality of 
pitching in baseball today or, for that 
matter, the lack there of. 

Pitching used to be considered an 
art form. Greats such as Bob Gibson, 
Vic Rashi and Warren Spahn u.sed to 
paint magnificent pictures on the level 
of Picasso with every pitch they threw. 
Majestic curve balls that meticulously 
brushed the black of the plate, fa.stballs 
so well placed that most hitters stood 
frozen, like a deer in headlights. These 
pitchers pitched. Today's pitchers 
throw. They hurl their cheese up to 
the plate not thinking about where to 
throw it or when to throw it. Their 
egos speak to them. Their egos tell 
them they can't be touched when 
throwing their "good stuff They 
don t respect the hiiicr. 

In the heyday of professional 
ball. a 20 win season was an average 
year for a pitcher. Today, when a 
pitcher reaches the 20 win mark, he is 
Ihe next Walter Johnson. The pitch- 
ing today is so atriKious that the Yan- 

kees' Andy Pettitte could conceivably 
win the Cy Young with an F:RA above 
four. Cy Young would be churning in 
his grave. There .ire some pitchers 
who even the most loyal fans have 
never heard of Ihe guys in the 
bullpen who pitch about once every 
millennium Pitchers Mike "Papa 
Bear' Ocone and John "I am an ath- 
lete" Gagliano have actually pitched 
in the majors this year The ability on 
the part of these pitchers is just not 
there. Ihey should not be pitching at 
the Major league level. 

Modern day sluggers are part 
of this influx of medicK-re talent. Some 
teams actually have some clown hit- 
ting in the number two slot in the bat- 
ting order whose average is .240. 
These lowly teams are in dire need of 
some gift from the baseball gods. 
Teams lust for someone who puts the 
ball in play, hits for average, and can 
bunt in the number two slot, not one 
of these .240 hitters who strikes out 
over a hundred times a year. 

The bottom line is that the talent 
and the skill is deficient. It is hard to 
believe this when some teams have a 
19-year-old boy who was shipped 
up to the Show from double- A Chat- 
tanooga throwing grapefruits toward 
the plate. 

Their egos must get in the way of 
their ability to see. Granted, the cards 
are not always stacked in the hitter's 
favor, the strike zone is pretty big these 

What can be done about the weak- 
ened, mediocre talent in baseball to- 
day? One suggestion is to bring back 
some of the legends of the game to 
teach these whining, over-paid, over- 
exposed players how the game is sup- 
posed to be played. That will work, 
won't it? 

I can see it s<i vividly. Bob Gibson 
on the hill at the Jake, pitching a gem. 


Many m^or Icafnie pitchers are unwilling to brush menacini; slumbers, 
such as the Padres' Ken C^aminiti, nffthe plate. 


Yankee hurier David Cone is one of a select few pitchers in the league who 
has command of the strike zone. 

one out away from tossing a no-hitter, 
and big, burly Albert Belle on his way 
to the plate. 

After a few pitches on the outside 
corner. Gibson comes inside with 
some gas. Belle takes exception to the 
attempt on his life and charges the 

mound. A'brawl breaks out. 

After the game when reporters ask 
Belle for his explanation of his ac- 
tions, Belle hurls a few chairs in their 
vicinity and shouts, "TTe was throw- 
ing at me !" Of course he was Albert. 
Of course he was. 

Volleyball launches 
into new season 
with key returnees 


Staff Reporter 

With an experienced squad and a 
new head coach, the women's volley- 
ball team will attempt to surpass the 
success of its 1995 campaign. They 
will open up their sea.son with an ap- 
pearance in the Hofstra Tournament. 

Margaret D' Antonio begins her 
coaching career as the women's vol- 
leyball head coach after the resigna- 
tion of former head coach Ron 
Twomey in April. I^'Antonio com- 
piled quite an impressive athletic 
record while a student at Ursinus Col- 
lege, where she graduated with 1 2 let 
tcrs in collegiate varsity sports, includ- 
ing volleyball 

The team's ability to adjust will be 
a major factor this season. The Wild 
cats will begin the .season with a fresh- 
man setter in Stacey Moline. 

Junior Stacey Evans, who was 
named to the first team All-Big Fiast 
squad for the second time sea.son, 
will be a key force in the Wildcats' ' 
quest for success this .season. 

After being named the Big East 
Rookie of the Year as a freshman, 
Evans had an outstanding sophomore 
campaign by leading the team in kills 
(442), hitting percentage (.295), and 
blocks (62 BS/ f>5 BA) Juniors David.son and Caroline Hahn 

will be crucial components as middle 
blockers for the team. David.son fin- 
ished .second sea.son in total blcKks 
while leading the team in block 

Youth can enhance the overall 
depth of a team as seen through the 
efforts of sophomores Elizabeth Jones 
and Megan O'Brien. As a freshman. 
O'Brien broke the Villanova volley- 
ball record for digs in a sea.son with 

Jones finished right behind 
O'Brien in digs and led the team with 
49 iices Jones and O'Ikien. outside 
hitters combining to make up the 
teams greatest strength, will be a 
force to be reckoned with this season 

Other key contributors who will 
play important roles are juniors Kara 
Meier, Kris Tomasovic, Christy 
Hansen and senior Dcbbi Picco 

Both Meier and Picco will 
their totals as they elevate their games 
to a higher level 

With the leadership of Captains 
Debbi Picco, Marisa Davidson and 
Stacey Evans, along with a new head 
coach in Margaret D'Antonio, the 
Wildcats have the potential to be very 
successful this season. After the 
Hofstra Tournament, the Wildcats will 
be heading to the Cal Berkeley Tour- 
nament on Sept 7 

September 6, 1996 




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Men's soccer starts season 
slowly in weekend tourney 


Stafj Reporu-r 

East weekend the men's soccer 
team kicked off its season by travel- 
ling to Annapolis, Md. for two games, 
tying Navy and losing to Towson 
State. Both games were close con- 

On Saturday. Aug .^1, the Cats 
played Navy to a .scoreless tie. In a 
physical match that included 45 fouls, 
the two teams would duel it out over 
two regulation periods and two over- 
time periods without either flinching 
to the other. 

"The team played excellent," said 
Coach Larry Sullivan. 

Not only were the two teams even 
on the scoreboard, but they were sta- 
tistically close as well, as Navy col- 
lected 1 1 shots on goal to Villanova's 
eight shots. Forward James Corcoran 
collected four of 'Nova's shots while 
the other four were spread among 
three different players. Corcoran, a 
junior, must step into the scoring spot- 
light this year, occupied last year by 

All Big East forward Doug Nevins. if 
there is any chance of success for the 
Cats. L^st year Corcoran compiled 
14 points for Villanova 

In net against the Midshipmen, jun- 
ior goalie Matthew Westfall was stel- 
lar, collecting an early-sea.son shutout. 
A.S the only starting goalie on the team 
this year, Westfall will have to con- 
tinue last years, when he 
held opponents to 1.9K goals a game. 

The following day, the Cats had 
another physical battle with Towson 
State, but fell short 2- 1 . The deciding 
factor for Villanova was costly fouls, 
as Brian Williams was ejected from 
the game for receiving two yellow 
cards, leaving the Wildcats short- 
handed for most of the second half. 
Fouls also cost the Cats in the first 
half, as Towson State scored both of 
its goals off of direct kicks. On the 
day, Towson State mustered 1 1 shots 
on goal. 

"They took it to us early," stated 
Coach Sullivan. 

Unlike Towson State's offense, 
Villanova's offense was shut down by 

its opponent, which allowed the Cats 
only six shots on goal. Wildcats Mike 
Paskey and Conor Porter each re- 
corded two shots on net, while Paul 
Miraglia and Dan Firadford each col- 
lected one shot 

The Wildcat's only goal came mid- 
way through the second half when 
Conor Porter headed iii a crossover off the fool of junior midfielder 
Kevin Mullin. 

Because of their outstanding efforts 
in the two contests, both Westfall and 
Porter were .selected to the All Tour- 
nament Team. 

Despite getting off to a slow start, 
Flead Coach Larry Sullivan is confi- 
dent that the team will succeed this 
year, improving upon its 6-9-2 mark 
of a year ago. 

"As long as the team stays healthy, 
and with the experience and substi- 
tutes we have, the team is able to make 
it to the Big East conference champi- 
onship," said Coach Sullivan. 

The Cats are now looking to turn 
things around against Big East rival 
Seton Hall at home on Sept. 8 at 1 p.m. 

~,. . J HlhPllOIO 

1 he experienced men s soccer team is looking to improve upon last year's 
record, as well as fight for the Big East title. 

The Villanovan 's 
Athletes of the Week 


Brian Finneran 

Brian had 10 catches for 
166 yards against the 

Rutgers Scarlet 


Jill Basile 

Field Hockey 

Jill collected two goals 

and contributed an assist 

in the team's first game. 

The senior leads an 
offense that was often 
criticised last season. 

Sat. Sept. 

Sun. Sept. 8 


Tues. Sept. W 
Thurs. Sept. 12 

Composite Schedule 
for Home Games 

Women's Soccer 1 p.m. 

vs. Boston College 

Football ] p.m. 

vs. Massachusetts 

Women's Tennis 12 p.m. 

vs. Farfield 
Men's Soccer \ p.m. 

vs. Seton Hall 
Women's Soccer 4 p.m. 

vs. G'Town 

Field Hockey 4 p.m. 

vs. Drexel 

Field hockey loses 
season opener to 
American, 8-4 


In ..rdcr for the squad to ei^joy success this season, last year's lackluster ofTt-nsive plav needs t.» be impn.ved 
upon. By all early indications, the offense is strr»nger 


A\\i\Uinl S/wirM h.ditor 

The field hockey opened its 
season this past Sunday with a disap- 
pointment at the hands of Americin 
University, coming out on the wrong 
end of an 8-4 decision. The score was 
lied ,il iKiKtime. hut American came 
out ol the locker room too strong for 
the Wildcats, exploding for seven 
go. lis in the second hall 

A(kl to this the tact the Cnts 
.lie coming off of a S- ] S season. ,uul 
Il IS easy to see tli.ii the suli Ims 
■I long way to go 

"Our needs lo Iciin how lo 
win ,iiul wh.ii It liels like. ' s.nd Mead 
Co.ieli lo.inie Millions We are loo 
tiseil lo losing .ind lli.ii is something 
we don't want to gel used i(> 

Ihe Cits fell behind in this con- 
test with ]S Iti remaining in Ihe first 
hall Ihey came hack to lie Ihe score, 
however, with (^ \\ left on a goal by 
senior Nin.i Ik-rrellini off of a .Fill 
Masile pass. That was all the scoring 
in Ihe first hall. 

Ihe tight defensive game plaved in 
the first halt provided no warning ot 
the barrage that would arrive m the 
second half Hv the eiul of the con 
lest, Americin's Stacey Sin Hull had 
struck lot SIX goals, five of Hum iii 
the second hall Sage Aste.ik netleil 
American's other two goals. 

American scored three consecul i\ e 
goals to start the h.ill, putting the Cats 
in a deep hole by the lime that M.isilc 

scoreii her lirsi goal of the season, 
again te.iming up with Berrettini. Co- 
Captain M.isile would add another 
score, assisted by Allison Parks, w ith 
4:40 left in the game. It was already 
much too late, however, as the deficit 
stood at .S-.V Sophomore forward 
Lucy Durbin would add ,i final scoie 
for Ihe Wildcats, making Ihe tally 

The game cannot he seen as any- 
thing but a ilisappominu III tm the 
C.its They were hoping to er.ise the 
memories of last season and start out 
I'll the light foot this year. It did not 
h.ipp( n 1 hey can only hope to im- 

The team can find positives to build 
on. The defense was strong in the first 
half, yielding only six shots. Thev will 
need to avoid the type of breakdown, 
however, that triggered the second 
half onslaught 

Ihe cm .ilso look at its of- 
fensive I'liipiii as a positive. Four 
goals is \ erv significant to .i 
scored only 2^ .ill nl last 1 he\ 
also got excellent pioduclion trom iwo 
seniors. Hasile aiut Herretlim. who .tre 
being counted on to lead .m mipro\ed 

The team's next chance to show its 
piogress will be this weekend as thev 
ti.ivel 1(1 Wilham and Mar\ "s cimpiis 
to laK Kent State tomorrow and VVil- ,111(1 Marv on Sunday Ihe 
will tetiirn home lo play Drexel on 
Ihiiisdiv at Villanova Stadium al 4 
p m 

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September 6. 1996 

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Scarlet Knights declaw Cats, 38-28 


Spans LJl((>r 

The Wildcats stepped outside the 
confines of Division I- AA football last 
Saturday night to take on Division I- 
A Rutgers in New Brunswick, N.J., 
only to fall short, 3K-28. hven though 
Villanova may have found itsell in a 
ililferent league when they took on the 
Scarlet Knights, they were not out- 
classed by their competition 

The Wildcats took control of the 
game early, dominating both olleii- 
sively and defensively in front of 
27,307 fans at Rutgers Stadium. On 
offense, insteail of challenging 
Rutgers early by running the ball with 
its powerful backs, Villanova came out 
throwing, catching the Scarlet Knight 
delense off guard. For the first 25 
minutes of the game, junior quarter- 
back (lint Park confidently pushed 
'Nova's newly developed version of 
the West C oast offense dt)wn the field 
for two scores and an early 14-0 lead 
On two consecutive possessions, 
the Wildcats would go SO yards for 
touchdowns. The first of these drives 
lasted seven plays and 2:48, ending 
with a 15-yard touchdown pass. Park 
would complete 4 of 5 passes on the 
opening surge, as he clearly looked 
comfortable in the pocket. 

After a Rutgers punt, the Wildcats 
once again took posses.sion and 
marched down the field en route to a 
1-yard touchdown run by fullback Ed 
Diaz. On the 13-play drive. Park 
would complete passes of 29, 14, |y 
and 24 yards that took the Cats to the 
doorstep of the Scarlet Knights' end 

With the offense clicking early, 
'Nova frazzled their opponents and 
found itselfwith an early 14 point lead 
with a little over three minutes left in 
the opening quarter. 

"We knew we could play with them 
and we thought we could beat them," 
said Park. 

Not only was Villanova s offense 
productive, but its defense was daz- 
zling as well, forcing Rutgers to punt 
twice in its first three possessions. 
The Wildcats shut down the Scarlet 
Knight passing attack, confusing 
starter Corey Valentine, forcing him 
to throw an interception in the Wild- 
cat end zone early. Valentine would 
be one of three quarterbacks Rutgers 
would use 'Nova. 

['he highlv-touted ground game for 
Rutgers was also unproductive against 
the Wildcat defense in the first half, 
as three backs averaged less than four 
yards per carrv For the game, how- 
ever, the Scarlet Knights would rush 
for 1 28 yards on 50 carries. 

Because Rutgers" offense could 
only muster one drive in the game that 
resulted in a touchdown, it had to rely 
upon its defense to capitalize on some 

costly Wildcat mistakes 

I'he Scarlet Knights did not get on 
the scoreboard until Park made his first 
miscue of the game early in the sec- 
ond quarter With the Wildcats at their 
own 1-yard line. Park and tailback 
Anthony Cowsette botched a handoff, 
with the ball landing in the end zone 
Rutgers" lineman Rashod Swinger fell 
on it for an easy touchdown that made 
the .score 14-7 with 13 55 left in the 

' Nova, however, did not flinch and 
came back with a touchdown result- 
ing trom a seven-play, 60-yard drive 
that took only 1:14. The score came 
on a pretty pass from 13 yards out, as 
Park looked the defense off, appear- 
ing as if he were going to throw to the 
right side of the field, but in.stead threw 
down the middle to wide receiver Josh 
Dolbin for the 21-7 lead. 

Villanova, however, would allow 
Rutgers to climb back into the game 
in the next 12:41, as the Scarlet 
Knights pulled even with an 8-yard run 
by tailback Chad Bo.sch and a 4-yard 
pass from Ralph Sacca to Andy Hol- 

Once again, the Scarlet Knights' 
scoring chances were the result of 
sloppy play by Villanova. Rutgers 
defensive back Gil Ross picked off a 
Park pass and returned it 49 yards to 
set up the tying touchdown. On the 
return, Ross fumbled at the 'Nova 5- 
yard line, but teammate Bryan Yeager 
was there to recover with under three 
minutes remaining in the half. The 
interception would be one of five by 
Park on the day. 

"(The interceptions) were a com- 
bination of [Rutgers'l execution and 
some bad reads and throws on my 
part," said Park. 

With the score tied at 2 1 going into 
the locker rooms, each team made 
adjustments, but it would be Rutgers 
that would come out on top. 

Villanova, however, would .score 
first in the second half, after Park 
threw a screen pass to Cowsette from 
25 yards out. The touchdown with just 
under 10 minutes left in the third quar- 
ter gave the Cats their final lead of the 

On Villanovas next pos.session. 
Park would throw an interception al- 
lowing Rutgers to tie the game on a 
1-yard run. The same would occur a 
little over four minutes later on the 
Wilclcats' next possession, as Rutgers" 

defensive back Cameron Chadwick 
picked off a pass and raced 53 yards 
down the sideline for a touchdown, 
giving his team its first lead of the 

The Scarlet Knights would ice the 
contest later in the fourth quarter with 
a 48-yard field goal from place kicker 
Nick Mike-Mayer. 

Park would .struggle in the second 
half, going 8 of 24 and collecting four 
interceptions. For the game he was 
24 of 56 with 350 yards. 

On the ground, Villanova was only 
able to gamer 68 yards on 27 attempts, 
using three different backs. Because 
the Cats were unproductive running 

the ball, the Rutgers' defense was able 
to key in on the Cats' passing game, 
confusing Park with differing pass 
coverages in lhe,second half. 

'We couldn't run, so they knew we 
were throwing the ball every time," 
said Park. "But 1 don't think 1 can 
necessarily blame the interceptions on 
[the lack of running]." 

Despite the loss, the Wildcats were 
able to tally some superb perfor- 
mances. Both receivers Brian 
Finneran (10-166) and Dolbin (6-94) 
had excellent outings for Villanova. 

The Wildcats now look forward to 
opening the home .season Saturday 
against Massachusetts at 1 p.m. 

Scoring Summary 
1st Quarter 

VU - Finneran 15 from Park 


VU - Diaz I run (Kiefer kick) 

2nd Quarter 
RU - Swinger fumble recovery in 
end zone (Mike-Mayer kick) 
VU - Dolbin 13 pass from Park 
(Kiefer kick) 

RU - Bosch 8 run (Mike-Mayer 

RU - Holland 4 pass from Sacca 
(Mike-Mayer kick) 

3rd Quarter 
VU - Cowsette 25 from Park 

RU - Stephans 1 run (Mike-Mayer 

4th Quarter 
RU Chadwick 53 interception re- 
turn (Mike-Mayer kick) 
RU Mike Mayer 48 F(; 


The Wildcat defense, led by senior All-America candidate Curtis Dunaway, stymied Division I-A Rutgers. Once 
again, the defense is expected to anchor the squad this season. 

Athletic department 
crafts deal with Nike 


t (hii>r-in( hief 


Villanova Athletics and Nike 
have agreed in principle to a con- 
tract concerning corporate sponsor- 
ship The deal is worth .ipproxi 
mately %^ million over seven years 

Nike will provide Villanova with 
certain .ithlclic apparel, including 
basketball lerseys, and will sell 
ollui athletic goods to the learns at 
i:r( .illy reduced prices. 

I he football team is already 
wearing Nike f(M)twear and the bas 
kelball team can expect new uni 
form designs on a yearly basis 

Since the football team just pur 
chased new uniforms last se.ison. 
the Nike wear will be phased in 

This most recent deal adds to an 
already impressive list of corporate 
sponsorship programs concerning 
the Athletic Department Fhese 
added sources of revenue have al- 
lowed the Athletic Department to 
undertake many projects to better 
accomiuiate the Univeristy's student 

The Nike contract is not exclu 
sive for all athletic merchandise 
For example, consumers will still be 
able to find Villan(wa athletic wear 
that does not bear the Nike label 

Women's soccer team poised 
to kickstart Big East season 


Staff Reporter 

The Villanova women's soccer 
team is charged up for this .sea.son, and 
It showed on Aug. 28 when their ex- 
hibition game with Fordham Univer- 
sity was halted due to lightning in the 
second half with the Cats leading 4- 1 . 

The head coach of the Wildcats, 
Shelly Chamberlain, is entering his 
fifth sca,son with the core of his team 
still intact from last year. Coach 
Chamberlain hopes to build on a 1995 
record of 1 1-6-2 with the help of a 
solid group of returning starters and 
an impressive recruiting 

"We would like to earn a Top 20 
ranking throughout the .sea.son and 
qualify for the NCAA Division I Tour- 
nament, where only the 32 best teams 
are invited." ( oach Chamberlain said 
Tlie 'Nova will be guided 
by junior forward Maura Mc<^»hee. the 

team leader in points in 1995. 
McGhee recorded 23 points, netting 
nine goals and supplying five a.ssists. 
Joining McGhee on the front line will 
be junior goal-scorer Nicole Posillico, 
who found the net nine times last year 
and senior co-captain Debbie Pickrel. 
who is also a key .scoring threat. 

The midfield for Villanova is vital 
for success this season. The return of 
junior midfielder Molly Bushman, 
who started all 19 games last year, is 
important. Even with Bushman's con- 
tributions, players that saw major min- 
utes last year such as Megan 
Schlussel, Gigi Romero and Christina 
Coroneos will need to contribute even 
more this year. 

Senior Co-Captain Kara 
Stanislawczyk will anchor the expe- 
rienced back line for the Cats as she 
joins juniors Beth McCaffery and 
Stephanie Shields, all of whom started 
every game in which they played 

In the net for the Wildcats will 
again be sophomore Jeanne Hennessy 
She is looking to build on an impres- 
sive freshmen campaign that saw her 
post a 1 .70 goals against average and 
a 9-6-2 record. 

The Big East season begins tomor 
row for 'Nova against Boston College 
as they will try to avenge a tough 2- 1 
loss last September. 

"It was a tough loss after we 
opened up the season against [George ) 
Mason, who was highly ranked and 
we beat them in overtime 3-2," .said 
McGhee. "It was also disappointing 
to lose to BC it is such a big 
rivalry." . 

McGhee looks for this year's game 
to be another competitive battle, but 
pointed out that Villanova has a defi 
nite advantage with the game being at 
home this year. TTie game will be at 
Ip.m on the Villanova Soccer Field 
located on West Canlpus 



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Dole to give crime speech on campus 



Republican presidential candidate 
Bob Dole will give an address Mon- 
day at 1 1 a.m. in the Jake Nevin Field The topic of Dole's speech 
will be crime. 

"It's a major policy announce- 
ment," said Jeff Weiss, the lead ad- 
vance person for the Dole/Kemp cam- 
paign. Vice presidential candidate 
Jack Kemp will also be in attendance 
during the address as will a number 
of Republican governors from across 
the country. 

Villanova was selected from a list 
of potential sites in the area for the 
speech, and school officials held meet- 
ings throughout the week to hammer 
out the logistical details that are en- 
countered in such a large scale event. 
One of the major difficulties dis- 
cussed was the tremendous parking 
problem that will be created given the 
already tight parking conditions that 
exist on campus. A partial remedy for 
this was the sugi^tion that members 
of the press, which may number as 
many as 100 domestic and foreign 
'Correspondents, and other participants 

in the 22 vehicle motorcade that will 
transport the governors from Philadel- 
phia International Airport park in a lot 
at the Valley Forge Military Academy. 
The governors and members of the 
Dole campaign will then be bused to 
the Field 

In a meeting on Tuesday, school 
officials also discussed the possibil- 
ity that many students would not be 
permitted to attend the address be- 
cause of lack of seating. 

Due to the poor acoustics in the 
field house, it was questioned whether 
or not the balcony bleachers should 
be used. Without that seating, Nevin 's 
capacity numbers less than 1,000. 
Much of that space would be filled by 
local guests invited by the Dole cam- 

Apparently, the larger John E. 
duPont Pavilion could not be used 
because of the negative implications 
of giving a s^ieech about crime in a 
building named after a person who is 
currently being tried for murder in 
Delaware County, according to school 
officials. The stadium was also dis- 
counted as a potential site due to con- 
cerns over the weather and the added 
time necessary to prepare the site. 

Eventually, Weiss made the deci- 
sion that Nevin's balcony seating 
could be used for students. Fifteen 
hundred tickets will be made available 
for those .seats beginning today at 9 
a.m. in the Student Development Of- 

Director of Student Development 
Randy Farmer expressed satisfaction 
that a large number of students will 
be admitted. "Students are very in- 
terested in this kind of activity," he 
said. When it was suggested that 
many students will stay away due to 
classes. Farmer answered, "This kind 
of a choice will present a pretty at- 
tractive dilemma for our students." 

The decision to distribute tickets 
ahead of time was made to avoid a 
mob scene in front of the field house. 
"I was at one of these a number of 
years ago that students couldn't get in, 
and it turned ugly," said Jeffrey 
Horton, director of the Office of Pub- 
lic Safety. 

To increase opportunities for stu- 
dents and members of the community 
to view the speech, a proposal was 
made to broadcast the address to ei- 
ther the Connelly Center Cinema or 
the duPont Pavilion. 

Presidential candidate Bob Dole will unveil his position on crime during a 
speech in the Jake Nevin Field House on Monday at 1 1 a.m. 

Dole's workers will begin setting 
up the staging area on Sunday morn- 
ing. "This is kind of an elaborate stage 
production," said Weiss, adding that 
two jumbo-trons will be installed in 
the field house and three large trucks 
will be brought in to provide air con- 
ditioning for the gymnasium. A spe- 
cial stage will also be brought in for 

the event. 

Weiss said that Dole's speech will 
last approximately one hour After the 
completion of his address, the candi- 
date will leave the campus, but the 
governors will remain to field ques- 
tions from the press. This session with 
the governors will be open to the 

Tisk force targets'intiblein of alcohol abuse 



While Villanova may have always 
had a reputation as a 'party school," a 
recently completed report offers hard 
data on the subject. In every measur- 
able category, the University's and 
abuse of alcohol surpasses the national 

"'It's clear from these numbers that 
Villanova, as a whole, has a problem 
with alcohol," .said the Rev. John 
Stack, OS. A., dean of students. "In 
many ways, the survey actually backs 
up what we knew intuitively" 

In March 1995, University Presi- 
dent the Rev. Edmund Dobbin, 
OS. A., created a University Task 
Force to study the effects of alcohol 
use and to examine appropriate re 
sponses. The task force completed a 
survey of alcohol use on campus, com- 
paring the results to national averages. 

The findings (shown in Table A) 
demonstrate clearly that Villanova has 
an active alcohol culture. In fact, the 
average Villanova student consumes 
over 10 drinks per week, far above the 
national average of 4.5. Although the 
report focused primarily on alcohol, 
the survey also uncovered that 

Table A 


"BInged" within the last two weeks 

"Blacked out" during the past year 

Had Hangover 

Cot Nauseated 

Engaged in vandalism 

Cot Into a fight 

Done something later regretted 

Missed class 

Performed poorly on test or project 50 

used alcohol during the last year 
used marijuana during the last year 
Used tobacco during the last year 

Average drinks per week: 
Villanova 10.4 

U.S. 45 

1995 Freshmen survey on substance use as M.S. seniors 

Villanova Other Private Other Catholic 

Smoked Cigarettes 10.7 8.8 113 

Drank Beer 74 54 3 53 5 

Drank Liquor 70.9 57.2 53 2 







Villanova students are also more likely 
to use tobacco or marijuana, with two- 
fifths of the student population admit- 
ting to using marijuana in the past 


Richard Neville, vice president for 
Student Life, was appointed chairman 
of the task force. By May 1996, the 
task force produced a report entitled 
"Changing the Campus Culture on ■ In the cover 
letter to the report, Neville wrote that 
the document is a "strong start to our 
determined efforts to alter the commu- 
nity culture concerning alcohol 
abuse." He added, 'We don't consider 
the document definitive in any way, 
instead we are hopeful it will act as a 
springboard for additional ideas." 

A steering committee has been 
charged with implementing the sug- 
gestions of the task forrp ti,«,« «».g, 
gestiiMis center upon five themes, 
ranging from increasing "community 
awarenes.s" to exploring "ways to im- 
prove the social climate for under- 
graduates." These themes include 21 
more specific proposals, such as sup- 
port for the "Senior Service Saturday," 
which Slack termed a "noble effort, 
and di.scussion of postponing Rush un- 
til sophomore year. Certain ideas, 
such as expanding the hours for ath- 
letic facilities and stiffening the pen 
alties for alcohol violations, have al- 
ready been implemented 

The Villanova study can be viewed 
within the context of other national 

studies. The Harvard School of Pub- 
lic Health produced a report this sum- 
...V.1 i{.a( found mat binge drinking 
(consuming five or more drinks at a 
single sitting) varied greatly from 
campus to campus, with M»mc collegz-s 
posting rates of one percent while 
other colleges' rates climbed as high 
as 70 percent The Harvard study also 
found that "the strongest predictor for 
binge drinking was found to be frater- 
nity or sorority residence or member- 
ship. ' For example, "sorority mem- 
bers were nearly twice as likely to be 

binge drinkers as other female college 

Clearly, though, with hH percent of 

Villanova's population admitting to 

(C (intinucd on puf^c ^} 

St. Thomas of Villanova 
Day celebrates tradition 


Nfw\ t ditof 

September '^ marked the Uni 
versitys first annual St. Ihomas ot 
Villanova festival The event, which 
was organized, planned and carried 
out in its entirely by members of the 
University community, was intended 
to celebrate both the beginning of the 
.icademic school year as well as the 
least of Villan()va\ patron saint 

"The idea for the day had been 
thrown around for vcars but it was 
never thought there was a place to hold 
It (the event]," said I'erry M Sousa. 
assistant director for University I vents 
and Catering. Finally, last year the 
Rev Shawn Tracy, () S A , former di 
rector of Campus Ministry, re submit- 
ted the idea on a Villanova (Quality 
Improvement (VQ I) suggestion form 
Con.sequently, the University's Com 
mittce on Community formed a steer 
ing committee to put the plan into ac 

tion. The board members includetl 
Iracy and Sousa, as well as Jack 
Doody, associate dean f)l Arts and 
Sciences for Core Humanities and. 
Beth Hassel, current director of Cam- 
pus Ministry 

St Thomas of Villanova Day was 
kicked off with over l,/?(M) sludcnts. 
staff and faculty members attending 
a Liturgy in the (irotto This event 
represented the real reason that we are 
ail here," said Sousa The ceremonial 
I>ortion of the day then continued with 
the presentation of staff and faculty 
awards at the convocation held in 
diiPont Pavilion "Next year there is 
hope for even more student involve- 
ment with this portion of the day." 
said .Sousa 

Ihe convocation was followed hy 
a parade from dul'onl Pavilion to 
Mendel Field The parade portrayed 
all of the different areas of the 
Villanova community and the need for 
each one to make the University what 

it is," said Sousa. "You can't |iisi have 
the staff and facnllv jet alone." she 

Ihe event concluded with a fe.sti- 
\al dinner on Mendel Field "We lik- 
ened Villanova to a medieval town 
feast," said Sousa "That was the 
theme '" 

F.very aspect of the Unnersity's 
musical activities was featured in an 
entertainment showcase as a dinner, 
consisting of antipasto. assorted 
I'leads, roasted pork, vegetables and 
more, was served to over f).(KK) mem 
bers of the University community "l 
was shocked,"" said Sousa "It was an 
incredible feeling It far surpassed our 
tiopcs and expectations."' she .nUki\ 

"Iveryone said to start small and 
to grow with time Ihis was small' You 
should have seen our original idca.s," 
said Sousa "We had nothing but posi 
live feedback, and we hope to make 
St Ihomas of Villanova Day a Iradi 
tion at the University," Sousa said. 


Page 2 

This week 

Editorials 06 

Patterson 07 

Features 1 7 

Entertainment ....20 

Sports 27 

Klicks Korner 30 


Read about the next in the I(mi^ 
line of anihilious plans hv the 
adininistrution in its attempt to 
stomp out the last i)it of tun v\e 
still have at this school ~ hoo/e. 
Also, Ann (iava^han v\ants to 
hear more people talking dirt\ 
on campus. And check out the 
alumni outcry against Fascist 
}1omecomin^ 96. 


For those of you who couldn't 
believe v^e actually went a week 
without a WXVLI article, don t 
fear. Here it is, a piece on the 
radio station no one can hear. 
Also, finally Fr. Kd tlastings 
j{ets press for something good. 
And all you stupid people out 
there can skip this week's 
Major Trouble which focuses on 
that ever useful Honors degree. 


After making the decision to 
reverse its long standing policy 
of only giving CAT bad press, 
find out all the neato stuff that's 
going on this year. If the fine 
dining at the newly rennovated 
SPIT is too high class for you, 
check out what your 
alternatives are up and down 
the Main Line. Finally, 
apparently the impossible has 
happened and Kevin Costner 
actually made a movie that 
doesn't bite. 


The 'Cats blew out IJMass last 
Saturday. Apparently 
Massachusetts only has enough 
cash to pay its hoops players. 
I'he Villanovan's phone was 
ringing off the hcMik last week; 
everybody wanted to know 

Where s Fire and Ice?" Well, 
since you demanded it, we went 
and bought them out of the 
c«mtract they had signed with 
Sports Illustrated, and they're 
back this week. Finally, Klick 
explains why Philly fans rock. 


September 13. 1996 

Donahue renovations capped off 
with convenience store opening 


Siiiff Repot It I 

1 tic mi[)r()vctiici)ts()l food and dm 
iiig services on South ( '.inipiis coiiIld 
ued on Tuesday Sept 10 with the 
grand opening of Donahue Market. 
The new eonvetuenee stoie. the first 
of Its kind on campus, is part ol the 
extensise renovation to Donahue Hall, 
which now houses a mall-style toot! 
court and a health conscious food har. 
as well as the new market 

lo coincide with the opening ol tlie 
new con\ enience store, a dav of fes- 
tivities was planned "to kick off the 
market and court to the Villanova com- 
mumty and make it known through- 
out campus." said Mike McCiuckin. 
product and marketing manager for 
Dining Services. A reception was held 
at 1 1 a.m. Fuesday for the deans and 
vice-presidents of the University, fol- 
lowed by a grand opening ribbon-cut- 
ting ceremony, complete with bal- 

The market opened to the public 
later that day. Representatives from 
Pepsi, Jack and Jill Ice Cream and 
Colunibo yogurt were present 
throughout the day to give away their 
products. Students could also enter a 
raffle to win Walkmans, alarm clocks 
and other prizes. "It was a great open- 
ing to the store, a way to celebrate all 
of the hard work put into the project," 
said Keri McDonnell, a worker at the 
dining hall. 

The market is the result of student 
fcKus groups conducted by Cini-Little, 
a food service consulting group hired 
hy Dining Services to improve the 
eating facilities on campus. "The vari- 
ous focus groups organized over the 
past year recognized the need for a 
convenience-style store at Villanova. 
We started construction on the project 
immediately following graduation and 

were working right up until orienta- 
tion," .said MCOueKiii. 

Donahue Market offers the food 

and services of a typical convenience 
store Bottled juices, sodas, icecream, 
snacks, grocery items, cold salads and 
saiulwiclies are .ill for sale I'he store 
also offers hot foods such as pi/za, 
rotisserie chicken and soft-serve fro- 
zen yogurt. A limited assortment of 
health and beauty aids and office sup 
plies (products previously sold only 
at the bookstore) are also available 
The market is open Irom 1 p.m. to 

I a in Monday through Friday and 10 
a.m to 1 a.m. on Saturdays and Sun- 
days Ihe hours of the store allow stu- 
dent access to food during limes that 
the dimng hall is not open. "The mar- 
ket accepts meal plan points from the 
Wildcard. lor this reason, the food 
points (HI almost every meal plan were 
doubled this year so students could 
have flexibility in their selection ol 
meals, ' McCJuckin said. 

Ihe dining room ol Donahue Hall 
will remain open during the same 
hours of the convenience store, giv- 
ing students a place where they can 
eat, study in groups, hold meetings oi 
socialize. "We feel that these changes 
made to Donahue Hall will improve 
service to students and increase the 
variety that they have, as well as pro- 
viding a social center on South ("am- 
pus, ' McGuckin said. 

Efforts made to stop 
blackouts in Sheehan 


Assisliinl News Editor 

Ihe entire campus experienced a 
blackout for an hour last Friday due 
to a mishap with a Philadelphia Flec- 
tric Company (PKCO Energy) power 
line Unrelated to the blackout pre- 
dicament, electrical power outages 
have regularly plagued Sheehan this 

Fortunately, both situations 
should not trouble students any fur- 
ther. "We are trying our best to sup- 
ply students with safe, reliable power. 
When an outage occurs, we try to get 
electricity back on line as soon as pos- 
sible without any danger to students," 
said Steve Cauterucci, electrical su- 

An out of the ordinary occurrence 
triggered the campus blackout. The 
cause was not determined. Something 
went awry with PECO Energy utility 
lines Friday, that sent a 13,2(X) volt 
surge into the University's substation 
equipment. The jolt tripped the main 
service breaker and, as a result, q 
safety device shut off power to pre- 

vent damage or electrical fires in 
buildings. When the PECO Energy 
line regained its function, facilities 
crews made certain that circuits were 
cleared and re-energized campus 
power lines. 

Sheehan first experienced outages 
in separate wings. Facilities tried to 
solve this by balancing the electricity 
among the three hotlines, which are 
called phases. An overload in one 
phase was causing the other phases to 
overload. Despite the new distribution 
to prevent overloading in the phases, 
problems with Sheehan's main 
breaker shut off power in the whole 
building on Sunday. On Monday, re- 
corders were placed on the 400 amp 
breaker. Tuesday night, 443 amps 
tripped the breaker. After unloading 
and reloading circuits, usage was re- 
duced to 396 amps. 

While Sullivan. Austin and Corr 
encountered outages last year and 
were rewired this summer, Sheehan 
did not have problems. Now that 
Sheehan has regular outages, it will 
be rewired next .-luiiiiiier for a perma- 
nent repair. A temporary solution will 

take amperage off of the main breaker 
by hooking up panels in a different 
way. The temporary hook-up was 
scheduled to be completed by the end 
of the week and will eliminate the 
power failures in Sheehan. 

The main campus had a planned 
blackout two weeks ago so that the 
new engineering building could be tied 
into the transformer. It happened be- 
tween 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. so to least 
inconvenience students and not im- 
pede Dougherty dining facilities or 
classes. Power may need to be shut 
down to main campus again for the 
new facility, but it probably will be 
during a vacation. 

Power failures have become more 
common in dormitories in recent 
years. "With the advent of computer 
connectivity, electrical usage has spi- 
raled," said Cauterucci. A computer 
hard drive and monitor alone use 12 
amps. With the growing population of 
personal computers in residence halls, 
the maximum power supply can be 
exceeded easily in the older buildings 
like Sheehan. 








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September 13. 1996 


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Fall '98 is target for engineering building 


Slaff Htfxirlci 

Ihe Hnginccring Laboratory 
building, currently being constructed 
just southwest of Tblentine Hall, will 
provide the most modern technology 
and foster teamwork among engineer- 
ing students, according to Robert D. 
Lynch, dean of the College of Engi- 

its projected completion date is De- 
cember 1997, but it will not be totally 
accessible to students until the fall 
term in 1998. "The time of comple- 
tion depends upon the weather condi- 
tions this winter," said Lynch "We 

hope to begin moving in during the 
spring term of 1998 and to have it in 
full operation by fall of I99K," he 

Ihe idea tor this building is not a 
new one. In November 1993, the C"ol- 
lege of Engineering submitted a stra- 
tegic action plan to the University Its 
primary goal was "to construct and 
equip a new engineering laboratory 
building, to be used to support labo- 
ratory instruction and research." The 
Board of Tru.stees authorized Archi- 
tects to start work on the plans for the 
new building in June 1994, and ground 
was broken on June 7, 1996. 

Accordnig to Lynch, the laboratory 

New C&F dean 
ets down to 


Staff Reporter 

The 199(1-97 academic year at the 
University is beginning with a new 
dean leading the College of Com- 
merce and Finance. Thomas F. 
Monahan, Ph.D.. C.P.A., is replacing 
John A. Pearce. who tendered his res- 
ignation to the University earlier this 
summer after one year of service in 
the position. 

Monahan is wasting no time in 
getting settled into his new position. 
He is already working toward a num- 
ber of initiatives to improve both the 
College of Commerce and Finance 
and the University. His major plans for 
this year include the further integra- 
tion of Arts and Sciences courses in 
the Commerce and Finance curricu- 
lum, while continuing to overlay this 
Arts and Science base with practical 
business knowledge of the ever-chang- 
ing corporate world. 

Monahan obtained an undergradu- 
ate degree in economics at Hofstra 
University, his M.B.A. in finance at 
Rutgers, and a Ph.D. in accountancy 
at Temple. He has been a professor of 
accountancy at the University for the 
past 16 years and has been recognized 
for teaching excellence at both 
Villanova and LaSalle University. 

Monahan also served as a Finan- 
cial Analyst and currently is a C.P.A. 
in New Jersey. He was approached this 
summer by John R. Johannes, vice 
president of Academic Affairs, and 
asked about the possibility of assum- 
ing the position of Commerce and Fi- 
nance Dean. Upon acceptance of this 
new position, Monahan was con- 
vinced to forgo his work in the class- 

room for the first year while he con- 
centrated on this position. 

While he will greatly miss the per- 
sonal interaction with his students, he 
IS excited about the possibilities that 
his new position holds. He said. "I 
like the opportunity to help respond 
to the changes that our students are 
currently facing in this new technol- 
ogy driven environment, and am ex- 
cited about working with our faculty 
to build on our past accomplishments 
and position ourselves for the 21,st 
century." However, Monahan does 
plan to return to the classroom for the 
start of the 1997 fall semester. 

In addition to replacing the dean, 
the College of Commerce and Finance 
is beginning the year with a new as- 
sociate dean and new chairpersons in 
four out of six departments. Monahan 
believes that it is this new admini.stra- 
tion and the rich supply of human re- 
sources within the college that will al- 
low it to accomplish the goals of its 
wide-sweeping improvement agenda. 
He said, "I feel unbelievably fortunate 
to have Matt Libertore as associate 
dean and 85 aimpletely dedicated fac- 
ulty members as partners to assist me 
in aggressively moving on a number 
of strategies." 

Woven within all of Monahan 's 
plans for the college and for the Uni- 
versity over the next few years is the 
importance of the faculty's dedication 
to teaching. He said, "We will con- 
tinue to operate with teaching being 
the cornerstone of our academic plan 
with faculty members engaged in re- 
.search that will benefit their careers, 
while enhancing the intellectual cli- 
mate of their clas.sroom." 


Dean Monahan sits in his ofTue for Ihe first time this fall. 

facilities now being used by ihc Col- 
lege ol Lnginccring arc housed in 
buildings constructed between the 
years 1929 and 1974 and need to be 

" Icchnology has changed dramati- 
cally in that time period. Wc have out- 
grown those labs. They are just not 
sufficient for our currenl needs," 
Lynch said. 

ITie new four-level building will in- 
clude 30 instructional and research 
laboratories, an interdisciplinary stu- 
dent projects laboratory, a computer- 
aided engineering center, 12 student 
group .study rooms and a multi-media 
lecture hall that will seat 140 people. 

Fach floor will also have a student 
ady isiiig room and a contcrence room 

Lynch calls this building "a trui 
l.iboratorv building " He bclit-yes 
Its layout and facilities will establish 
a spirit of teamwork among engineer- 
ing students. 

"l^ibs from different dcpartmeiils 
will be integrated according to tunc 
tion to basically provide interaction 
between faculty and students from dif 
ferent majors, because engineers are 
increasingly working as teams. . . 
Through this building, we hope to cre- 
ate an environment of working to- 
gether at Villanova .so that students are 
prepared to enter the workplace," 

I vnch saiti 

Ihc mulii iiicdia lecture hall vmII 
not (Hily benefit engineering students 
IhiI the ciiUrc university because it will 
l)e used by all students. John (iallen, 
executive director for Facilities Man- 
.igement, said, "The iiuilli-nicdia lec- 
ture hall is a ste[) up and shows the 
modern direction in whicli we are 

Lynch said, "The Engineering 
Laboratory Building iiulKatcs the 
University's commitment to having a 
premier engineering program which 
will tell the outside world that 
Villanova will be educating engineers 
for the next century." 


Construction of the new engineering building i.s underway near Tolentine. 

Task force hopes to change attitudes 

(Continued from page 1) 
binge drinking, and roughly 40 per- 
cent of the population in the Greek 
system, fraternities and sororities do 
not explain fully the incidence of 
binge drinking. "I think that under- 
age drinking and abusive drinking ex- 
ists whether you're in a Greek orga- 
nization or not," said Stack. "That 
being said, I think that there is a cul- 
ture around the male Greek organi- 
zations that fosters more abusive 
drinking. That's something I've seen 
in my 15 years here." He was quick 
to add that the Greek life is an im- 

portant part of "building community " 
on campus. 

In fact, part of the problem may 
stem from the type of student 
Villanova attracts. Since it draws pri- 
marily from the Northeast, a higher 
rate of alcohol abuse can be expected 
For example, over 70 percent of the 
incoming freshmen classes admit to 
having consumed beer in high school, 
well above the national average for 
private four year colleges of about 50 

"I think that you can expect that 
many kids going away to college are 

going to experiment with alcohol," 
said Stack. "Unfortunately, because 
of state laws, we can't foster experi- 
mentation by 19 and 20-year olds in a 
responsible way." 

In any event, setting a priority on 
combatting alcohol abuse is a dramatic 
reversal of the attitudes of a decade 
ago when on-campus kegs were ap- 
proved. University liability is a ma- 
jor reason for the change, but so too is 
the growing intolerance for the sec- 
ond-hand effects of intoxication, such 
as vandalism and .sexual misconduct 

Greek leaders unite at retreat 


Staff Reporter 

On Sept. 6, all the chapter presi 
dents of the University's fraternities 
and sororities held the first ever week- 
end- long retreat The event was set 
up to organi/e the leaders of the ( ireek 
as.sociations. to discuss campus is- 
sues, to learn leadership skills and. 
ultimately, to get to know one another 

I'here have been retreats in the p<ist. 
but none have been like this particu 
lar one, which took place at a retreat 
house in Limerick, Pa., under the guid 
ance of an outside consultant named 
David Stollman The initial purpose 
was lo enhance leadership abilities, 
but Ihe trip, sponsored bv the Inler- 
fraternitv Council (ll(') and tht' 
Panhellenic ( ouncil, became a time 
for the presidents of the different or 
gani/alions that were present to bond, 
and lo concentrate on other issues ihal 
were at haiul 

The issues iiRliidid mw service 

oriented projects In the past, most of 
the fraternities and sororities would 
donate to a certain cause through 
events such as a charitv softball game 
Teams would pay to play, have a good 
time, and the money would go to the 
charities stipulated bv the orgam/a 
tion. Yet many did not see where the 
money was going, which ultimately 
lessens Ihe impact of Ihe cause. In the 
lulure.ihe Inlertralernitv Council and 
Ihe Panhellenic Council would like lo 
see more hands on activities such as 
vohinleermg al soup kitchens, or 
spending a Saturday al one of Ihe lo- 
cal Habitat for Humanity projects. 

Another issui' brought to Ihe fore- 
tmnt Ihe .ilcoliol policy al Ihe vari- 
(nis"TG's",or ti.iternilv-sorority mix- 
ers, that are held. "The presidents 
deculed on a new. more responsible 
policy which would reduce the risk lo 
members for liability sake, and of 
course lo other members involved." 
said Megan Joyce. Ihe Panhellenic 
( imru li Prcsidinl In this pdiu \, ihe 

Greeks are taking a new step toward 
responsibility in this area of concern 

IFC President Neil Holland noted 
that because of the large' altendance 
of eight sororities and I ^ fraternities. 
Ihe retreat went well in acconiplisli- 
ing its goals As pari of the Ihe 
members engaged m a ropes course, 
in which Ihey had lo rely on their males in order to tmish Ihe 
course This event, as well as guest 
speakers that spoke of looking into Ihe 
liiliire and ol what each can 
do, accomplished Ihe go.ils o( the 

Fven lliough il ilu hisi lune this ritreal vv;is held, iii.uu hope 
to see il lo eontmiu' inio the tuliire. 
Allhough It inteiukd lo he ,i lead- 
ership Ir, lining course, it \v,is ,dso a 
lime loi the vaiioiis people in alten- 
tlance lo sh.ue then concerns yvilh one 
another and l.ilk about neu ways to 
improve Greek Life at the University. 

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201 Dougherty Hall, Villunuva University, Wlanova, Pa. 19085 

Jonathuii M. klick and Jot- Pattt-rson 
Kditors in Chief 

Karen M. (ioulart 
Assuciale Kditor 

James M. Donio and (>ina Kullo 
Mana^in^ Kditon> 

Raising the level of discussion on campus. 

'Nova treads uncertain 
waters with assault on 
alcohol culture 

Villanova University is plastered. As a population, we're a bunch 
of drunks. Or so it would seem trotn the in-class survey that was 
conducted at the request of the Alcohol Task Force. 

Maybe we're not stumbling to class with a Bud in hand, but the 
numbers do paint a striking picture. While the rest of the nation's 
"binge '-rinking" rate hovers at 3*^) percent, 6S percent of us admit 
to having binged in the past two weeks. Our vandalism rate doubles 
the national a\ erage, as does our alcohol-induced truancy. 

Some will doubt the validity of these numbers and recount sto- 
ries of other that are awash in booze. But according to a 
study published by Harvard's School of Public Health this past 
summer, Villanova 's rate is within a couple of percentage points of 
claiming the national title. 

Indeed, the survey should raise a few eyebrows. Undoubtedly, 
though, there will be many people who take pride in the findings. 
This is what prompted Villanova's attempt to "change the campus 
culture on alcohol and abuse." As always, though, changing a 
culture can be tricky. And there will be plenty of students who will 
resent any policies that might impinge on their getting smashed. 

Aside from the numbers, the survey also found that students 
believe alcohol "breaks ihe ice" and "stimulates conversation." We 
believe that not all students are that socially inept that they require 
alcohol to improve their ability to interact with others, but we do 
recognize that alcohol tends to be a driving force behind much of 
the social activity at Villanova. 

With this said, we should examine the particulars of the recom- 
mendations of the task force. recommendations will be ex- 
amined a little more thoroughly in the upcoming issues of The Vil- 
lanovan. For now. we will look at some of the "highlights." 

A steering committee will study the benefits of deferring the 
^L lection process for fraternities and sororities until the first se- 
mester of a student's sophomore year. This may raise the ire of the 
Greeks since the younger members tend to be the lifeblood of the 
organizations, but it also sends a message that the administration is 
not afraid to enact fundamental changes. 

One such change that it already has enacted is the divisive Home- 
coming PW6. We at The Villanovan expressed our views last week, 
but we reiterate that such a policy contradicts the "culture of com- 
munity" that the task force aspires to reaffirm. 

Another change already implemented is the stiffer sanctions for 
alcohol use. Instead of drifting toward an extreme stance toward 
all underage drinking, we feel that penalties should be focused on 
expunging such side effects as vandalism and physical violence, 
rhanklully. such a proposal is contained in the task force report. 

Other ideas, such as expanding the hours of Falvey, will prob- 
ably prove inconsequential. After all, the people that would be in 
the library at midnight on Friday nighl aren't the same ones in- 
clined to get bombed every weekend. 

We will reserve final judgment until the task torce's recommen- 
dations have been given a chance to work, rcc(^gnizing that resent- 
ment will plague many of their efforts. After all, changing a cul- 
ture is a momentous task. Time will toll whether this most recent 
crusade was well-advised. 

'No van Poll 

Is drinking on Villanova's campus excessive'^ 

Is the Administration right in addressing the 

Will any new policies have an effect on 
alcohol abuse? 

Send respcmst'i to "polira villanovan. \ ill. edu" 


September 13. 1996 







Key to computer 
improvement is 

To the Editor: 

UNIT has been working very hard 
to bring services to students that they 
haven't had before. Unfortunately, 
they are .severely understaffed. The 
people at UNIT often work on week- 
ends, and well into the evenings on 
weekdays. Trying to update the ser- 
vices with the limited budget that they 
have is a very daunting task. At the 
Student Helpdesk we are only 12 
people who worked tirelessly over the 
summer to bring the students new ser- 
vices. However, we at the Helpdesk 
are concerned about the student apa- 
thy toward computing. We devised a 
way for students to be able to connect 
themselves to the network. The in- 
structions are easy and simple to fol- 
low. Now students do not have to wait 
for a month to get connected. How- 
ever, we have found that students do 
not want to do this. They frequently 
call and ask to be connected. We sim- 
ply cannot accommodate this. 

We have twice as many student 
connections as last year, and the same 
staff. Students just do not want to fol- 
low the directions that came with their 
kit. They want their e-mail in.stantly. 
They don't want to have to connect 
themselves. They don't want to have 
to read about how to do something. 
Our new system works as we said it 
would. It is just a little different than 
last year. There is an abundance of 
documentation in print as well as on 
the web ( http www.vill edu 
-helpdesk) Until we have a student 
body who is willing to help Ihem 

selves on some of these matters, we 
cannot dedicate the time and energy 
into bringing more adequate and effi- 
cient .services. So from all of us at the 
Student Helpdesk 1 all of you, (in- 
cluding the SGA) to work with us, not 
against us. The Information Super- 
highway is upon us and it is up to each 
and every individual student to .seek 
their own on-ramp. 

Christopher Massicotte 
UNIT Student Helpdesk 

Recent alumnus 
angered by 
homecoming plans 

To the Editor: 

1 was appalled to read in your edi- 
torial the plans set up for this year's 
homecoming. Last year was horrible, 
and it looks like it could quite possi- 
bly get worse. Villanova, throughout 
my four years, stressed the importance 
of community on campus. However, 
they are doing everything in their 
p<^wer to destroy the only bastion of 
community we alumnus have left: 
Homecoming. I still have many 
friends at Villanova who I am greatly 
looking forward to seeing. Unfortu- 
nately, Homecoming is the only time 
in which I can see them. Now it looks 
like that won't be possible. It is not 
only unfortunate for the students, but 
it is also unfortunate for the alumni 
who depend on Homecoming to keep 
friendships going. Villanova, in es- 
sence, is killing the community that it 
tries to I would think the 
committee could have seen this, and 
stopped worrying about all possibili- 

Poll Responses 

Samt What of Where? Is thai 
what all the tents were for? 

rhcv must have only mvited the 
staff, faculty and undergrads as there 
was no notificati(Mi of any events to 
the graduate students I am a full 
time student at this school, but am 
only inlornu'd whi-ii the bill is tliic 
ot told where not lo p.iik 

I woiiilercd what tlu' tents were 

Ahh maybe next year. 

Peter DePasqiiak* 

It was a wonderful show of com- 
munity spirit. 

The only failure was the nide- 
ncss of the students who chose to 
leave DuPont Pavilion during the 
.icademic convocation. They expect 
to be treated as young adults, so they 
should act like young adults and he 

it was absolutely worth the ef 
tort and should be conducted annu 
ally It is a great affirmation of our 

Dorothy Lairdieson 


ties of drinking. As stated in your 
editorial, students are going to drink 
in their dorms and apartments anyway. 
Any committee that does not realize 
this is foolish and incompetent. Un- 
fortunately for all involved, this com- 
mittee is just that: foolish and incom- 
petent. Now we all have to suffer. 

On a lighter note, I think it is great 
that The Villanoxan is now online. 1 
loved my four years at Villanova, and 
it is a plus to still be able to be con- 
nected to the campus, despite my not 
being there. Thank you for this cre- 
ation. This truly helps (unlike the 
Homecoming committee) to keep the 
spirit of the Villanova community 

Joseph M. Corazza 
Class of 1996 


The Villanovan 

encourages all members 
of the University 
community to express 
opinions through "Letters 
lo the Editor." The 
Villanovan will print 
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office in 201 Dougherty 
Hall prior to the weekly 
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September 13, 1996 


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Villanova experience makes transition easier 


It is not often that Villanova Uni- 
versity transcends its stone age tradi- 
tions and value system and makes a 
leap into any progressive mode of 
thought. But when the leap does hap- 
pen, it is something to take notice of. 

Over the past couple of years, at 
least over the three years that I've been 
here, I've seen some bold moves by a 
university which usually shuns any 
experimentation that results in change. 
From something like the establish- 
ment of a core curriculum with diver- 
sity and fine arts.classes, to the estab- 
lishment of co-educational upper-class 
dorms and apartments with 24-hour 
visitation rights, the University has 
finally come to realize the environ- 
ment needed to promote an academi- 
cally and socially productive univer- 
sity community. 

This year's experiment, also known 
as the Villanova Experience, is just 
another step by the University in try- 
ing to develop this community. The 
program, which has select first-year 
students, both male and female, liv- 
ing together in St. Monica's, taking 
common sections of the Core Humani- 
ties Seminars and participating in re- 

quired weekly discussions and social 
activities concerning aspects of col- 
lege life, is long overdue. 

As any student realizes in his or 
her first year at Villanova, the transi- 
tion from high schot)l to college is dif- 
ficult. The change can be extremely 
trying, both physically and mentally. 
The different issues that a teenager 
must face, from learning how to live 
away from home, to how to manage 
time wisely, to how to handle teenage 
issues such as relationships, drug and 
alcohol consumption and eating dis- 
orders, can be overwhelming. 

Many first-year students do not 
know how to handle these concerns, 
especially ones that they may never 
have faced before. In my first year 
here, I saw many of my friends and 
classmates have to confront some of 
these issues, and, most of the time, 
they were left as victims, usually drop- 
ping out of school altogether. 
Granted, many of these people were 
not up to the challenge of a college 
education, but there were also some 
who did not know how to handle col- 
lege life even though they may have 
been mature enough to be in college. 
This latter group consists of the true 

Aprogram like that in St. Monica's 
may have taught these people how to 
adjust to the university environment. 
How can living and learning with a 
community of your peers, both men 
and women, all of whom share some 
of the same experiences, concerns and 
problems facing first-year students, 
not be beneficial to someone trying to 
adjust to a new and different environ- 
ment? I know that it would have 
made my transition a lot easier. 

Billion dollar ego 
could skew election 


Ross Perot named a vice presiden- 
tial running mate this week. Appar- 
ently. Pat Choate is a step up from 
Admiral StcKkdale, with rumors cir- 
culating that his debating skills in- 
volve coherent sentences. Still, one 
must wonder about his intellectual 
veracity After all, he's agreed to play 
second fiddle to a Texas-sized ego 
trapped inside a little man's body. 

So the Reform Party is ready to 
roll. This time out. Mr. Perot financed 
a full-blown "convention, " during 
which he stacked the cards so much 
in his favor that he walked away with 
his own nomination. And now he's 
prepared to make his mark. 

It doesn't seem as though he has 
the "magic" of four years ago Back 
then he had ideas that shaped debates. 
Now he seems like a man desperate 
to get his name in front of the medias 



Unfortunately for the liusiness ty 
coon. America isn't ripe for a thirii 
party push (iranted. jiolitics could 
use a lot of reforming, but things arent 
nearly as dire as a successful third 
party bid requires 

Abraham Lincoln helped complete 
the rise of the Republican Party 1.^^ 
years ago Then again, both of the 
major parties at the time, the Demo 
crats and Whigs, were condoning sla- 
very Today, a similar social evil is 
not excused by both major parties 
Furthermore. Ross Perot doesn't in 
spire Lincoln-csque comparisons 
First of all, he's a lot shorter Sec- 
ondly, he drifts in and out of sanity 

Frankly, it would be nice if the bil 

lionaire officially removed himself 
from contention. DemiKracies seem 
to function best when the choices are 
narrowed down to two. Perot helped 
Bill Clinton win with a plurality of the 
vote in 1992. He may repeat the feat 
this November. Then again, the 
American people might be tired of his 
charade, reducing his draw to a statis- 
tically insignificant f>ercentage 

Maybe it's not so much that Ross 
Perot is annoying. Rather, it may be 
that third party presidential bids are 
annoying. In fact, a third party bid by 
Pat Buchanan would also skew the re- 

Adherence to a two-party system 
does not stamp out all potential for 
diversity of views. One only need I(X)k 
at recent congressional voting data to 
see that party unanimity dcKs not ex- 
ist on any issue, the two-party 
system is testament to the American 
people's ability to compromise (or at 
least form two large coalitions) Of 
course, the two-party system has sur- 
vived racism and intense sectional dif- 
terences. It certainly will survive .1 
Perot bid. 

Members from the Dole and 
Clinton camps will be meeting to dis- 
cuss the particulars of the upcoming 
debates Perot will undoubtedly try 
to weasel his way in, 11 nothing else, 
his presence would blur the picture 
Dole and Clinton should be respond 
ing to each other, not to a man who 
has no chance of winning. 

America will lose if Perot can sue 
cessfully buy his way into the national 
discussion Ouite possibly, though, 
the biggest losers are those who have 
been wowed by the Texas billionaire 
He lumped in and out of the race four 
years ago. yanking his supporters to 
and fro like yo-yos And yet there's 
still a portion of Ihe population that 
is fixated on him. 

The next time Ross Perot wants to 
go on an ego trip, he'd do us a service 
in not taking us along. 

It is atxiut time Villanova opened 
its eyes to this idea, Fven though the 
University deserves kudos for devel- 
oping the Villanova Experience, it can 
do so much more in developing a more 
conducive academic and scK'ial envi- 
ronment for first-year students. 

First, open the Villanova Experi- 
ence to the entire class of first-year 
students by creating a mandatory 
seminar-structured course for them. 
The class, like this year's Villanova 
Experience, should teach students how 
to adjust to college life both physically 
and mentally. It should teach students 
about issues ranging from eating dis- 
orders and alcohol consumption (be- 
lieve it or not, but education might be 
the first key to prevention of over-con- 

sumption on this campus), to the rig- 
ors of studying at the college level. 
More importantly, it should also teach 
new students of the resources, such as 
counseling, available at the University 
to handle such i.ssues, (Most students 
probably don't even know these re- 
.sources exist. I know I didn't as a 
freshman.) The course should also 
teach students what it means to be 
educated at Villanova, from the pur 
poses and functions of the core cur- 
riculum to the various resources avail- 
able at the University that will allow 
them to construct their own education 
The second, and more radical, sug- 
gestion on how to make Villanova 
more conducive to first-year students 
is to make the Villanova Experience 

campus-wide. Place it into effect in 
all freshmen dorms. In order to cre- 
ate a community, we must live, learn 
and share with those people with 
whom we have everyday contact. A 
campus-wide Villanova F-xperience is 
the perfect impetus for such a com- 

I'm glad to see that Villanova has 
finally decided to follow the lead of 
other institutit)ns in establishing a pro- 
gram to ease the adjustment to college 
life for first-year students. Such pro- 
grams can only be beneficial to the 
academic and sex;ial atmosphere of the 
Villanova community. It's just another 
step, of which there are many yet to 
be taken, in defining Villanova as a 

United States has duty to 
locate embassy in Jerusalem 


Israel is currently in the middle of 
Jerusalem 3,000 festivities. Three 
thousand years ago, King David 
founded the capital of the Jewish 
people in the city, and, in the minds 
of millions of people across the world, 
Jerusalem is, for all intents and pur- 
poses, the state of Israel. 

Given this relationship, it almost 
defies reason that the U.S. government 
would choose to locate its embassy on 
the beaches of the Mediterranean in 
the city of Tel Aviv. While Tel Aviv is 
the country's social and commercial 
capital, it has almost no political im- 
portance at all. In fact, all of Israel's 
national px)litical bases are located in 
Jerusalem, including its parliament 
building and its foreign ministry. 

This situation is unique. In no 
other place does the U.S. government 
refuse to recognize the right of a 
country's government to choose its 
capital. Effectively, that is what is 

being done by the decision to have the 
embassy in Tel Aviv, a city that did 
not even exist a century ago. 

What reason could there possibly 
be to ignore the centrality of Jerusa- 
lem to the state of Israel? It has to do 
with Jerusalem's "disputed" status. 
That is, the U.S. does not wish to ig- 
nore Jordan's claim that Jerusalem is 
rightfully its possession. 

Historically, after World War II, the 
British possession of Palestine was 
divided into sections by the United 
Nations. Half of the sections were to 
fall under Jewish rule and the other 
half were to be u.sed to create a state 
of Palestine. Jerusalem was to remain 
an international possession. 

The instant this plan went into ef- 
fect, each of Israel's neighbors at- 
tacked the infant nation, effectively 
nullifying the United Nations plan. In 
those and subsequent battles. Israel 
acquired the land within its current 
borders, including Jerusalem, Appar- 
ently, under the US. definition, this 

means Jerusalem is "disputed." 

Such reasoning does not make 
.sense historically, nor does it make 
sense in geopolitical terms. Is it not 
in the United States' best interests to 
support the only democracy in a stra- 
tegically important and politically 
volatile area? What message does 
such a position send about the dedi- 
cation America has to its allies and to 
the ideal of democracy in general? 

Israel is the only reliable ally the 
U.S. has in the Middle East, and it is 
time it starts treating it as such. If Is- 
rael is worth the millions of dollars in 
foreign and military aid the \J.S. granis 
it each year, then it is worth a modi- 
cum of national respect. 

Jonathan Klick was selected as one 
of 14 campus newspaper editors 
across the countrv fi>r an nil expense 
paid studv mission to Israel and Po- 
land that took place this past summer 

Gender discussion needs honesty 


Hey, ladies, guess what? Guys 
think you judge them by the size of 
their wallets. (That's not what you 
thought 1 was going to say. is it'.') And 
men, women think the number one 
thing you want from them is sex, (Men 
have agreed that's a prime consider- 
ation, though certainly not every- 
thing) The truth finally came out this 
week at "The Gender (iap." the first 
brutally honest discussion many 
Villanovans have participated in And 
I was lucky enough to be one of the 

I'll admit that I was extremely ner- 
vous when I walked in Fraternities 
were required to send 7.S percent of 
their chapters, and there weren't 
enough seats for everyone If I were 
single, 1 probably would have appre- 
ciated Ihe skewed male-female ratio, 
but I was just hoping our side 
wouldn't be submerged in the sea of 
male sentiment And when I intro- 
duced myself as a member of the 
Villanova Feminist Coalition. I could 
swear I heard a hiss around the room. 

However, once the questions 
started flowing, everyone l<w)sened up. 
Some statements were a big surprise 
to me Men wanted to know why 
women always expect the guy t(^ call 
The crowd seemed divided on whether 
a woman who carries condoms in her 
purse should be praised for being pre- 
pared, or criticized for her apparent 
promiscuity I was really amazed when 
some people admitted that what was 
said at the Rush meeting last year was 
funny But 1 was glad they fell com 
fortable enough to raise their hands 
It was a chance for us to be honest in 
front of each other If one gender dis- 
agreed with something said, at least 

we could talk it out in front of each 

However, just as the discussion 
started to turn from on-the-surface 
dating problems to more serious gen- 
der issues, it was time to leave. While 
some people couldn't get out of there 
fast enough (after all, it was a manda- 
tory event for most of the attendees), 
most of us were left feeling discour- 
aged. We could have talked for much 
longer (but Student Government had 
to use the room for recruitment night 
Perhaps they could make it up to us 
by sponsoring another one of these 
forums,') Ihough I can't commend 
IFC and Panhell highly enough lor 
starting Ihe discussion, it was only a 
start To really solve the geiuler prob- 
lem on this campus, it will taki' tar 
more than 4*^ minutes. 

not Just another load. 

I know, however, I am kidtiing 
myself if I think that anything like 
Tuesday nighl will be happening any 
lime soon, A good deal ot the .luili 
ence was there only to fulfill a require- 
ment What are the chances that they 
would come out to shoot the bree/e 
about gender relations again? Sure, it's 
nice to ask the opposite sex exactly 
why they do some things the way they 
do, but It probably doesn't rank up 
there on people's priority lists It's 
especially hard when talking to people 
who may not necessarily share the 
same point of view as oneself. How 

can I explain exactly why being cat- 
egorized by my anatomy is not funny 
lo me without coming off as prissy, 
sanctimonious and PC* At the same 
time, a few men were wary of saying 
certain things in front of Villanovan 
staff members, for fear that they would 
receive backlash as a result of their 
comments. Can an honest discourse 
on this issue only be held when a mod- 
erator is present and Ihe Villanova 
Room IS packed .' 

It would be ideal if the discussion 
were continued by inilividiials, but, 
again, I .ini loo much of a realist lo 
expect that How many .ittendees will 
feel compelled to ask their male or 
female frienils. ilev, do you really 
check us out as much as we do you?" 
Ihe problem is partially the Villanova 
.ilmosphere, but as many of the par- 
ticipants biought up. It IS also soci- 

How many women are raised to be 
ouls}-M)ken. a.vsertive and w illine to pay 
for a guy on a date? How many men 
are willing to be perlectlv honest about 
their sexual desires and need tor hon- 
est communication with women,' By 
our late teens, we have already been 
programmed to do certain things sim- 
ply because of our genitalia Break 
ing those mores takes a lot of cour- 
age, and with all the pressures of col- 
lege, many people simply can't lake 
on a gender battle as well, even il that 
simply means being open ^sith voiir 

Please prove me wrong Sponscu a 
forum Ask your R A s to make this a 
program Bring the issue up in cl.isses. 
Otherwise, the opposite sex will be 
shrouded in mystery, frustration and 
misunderstanding And I like guys fo<i 
much to judge them by these stereo- 



September 13. 1996 

Dole would benefit 
from heeding trends 



September 13, 1996 


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Before the 1W6 t am 
paign, a theory seemed to hold true 
about what the defining issue in a election would be. Sup- 
jHiscdK iIk itieory goes that in years 
i>l ccoiiiimic uiicertainlv or recessions, 
llic vs inning picsidcntial message is 
the economy and job security When 
the economv is going well, American 
politics will re\ert b.ick to recurring 
"cultural wars," fragmenting society 
into opposing groups Such "cultural 
wars" were seen m 1 W6 primary poli 
tics between rival factions on abortion, 
government benefits for illegal immi- 
gration, and welfare cuts 

Until recently the theory was ac- 
cuiate in I'WO, Reagan pledged to 
return opportunity to an econcmiy in 
near disrepair from the only period of 
double digit inOation in U.S. history. 
With Reagan's message of economic 
prosperity, he trounced Carter. With 
the economy booming by 19S4, the 
conservative side of the "culture wars" 
dominated the political scene. The 
popular Reagan was able to cast what 
seemed to be a deciding blow towards 
overturning Roe v Wade by packing 
the Supreme Court with conservative 
justices. Cutting funding for cities, 
Reagan provided for his suburban and 
rural support base. Meanwhile 
Reagan demonized the welfare system 
and portraved Mondale as a neo-lib- 
eral wanting to tax the life out of any- 
thing that moved to pay for it. 

Coming full circle, in 1 W2 Clinton 
unseated an incumbent president who 
had 'Ml percent approval ratings just a 
year earlier - some of the highest ever 
- by simply harping endlessly about 
an economic recession that had actu- 
ally ended months before in early 
l')')2 In the lWf> economic report 
of the president, the Clinton adminis- 
tration indicts itself. In the first quar- 

ter of I W2, real ecoiKMIlic Output grew 
at 4 7 percent, well ahove the nmmal 
trend growth o( J *> peicenl uiidei 
regular ct)nditions Why then was 
Clinton's message ol "It's the 
economy, stupid" so persuasive? The 
l'^H>2 recovery was a jobless recov- 
ery The economic cnitput was no 
longer declining, but the unemploy- 
ment rate did not fall It actually in- 
creased from 7 percent to 7.H percent 
in 1^92. Jobs had not yet been ere 
.ited, and the unemployment rate 
would not fall until 1W3 and IW4 
Accordingly, the populace bought the 
Clinton charge that Bush was neglect- 
ing domestic policy. 

Benefitting from F'ederal Reserve 
Board Chairman Alan Greenspan's 
practice of not influencing interest 
rates so near a presidential election, 
Clinton was able to win in '92 because 
the direction of the economy was left 
unchanged by the Fed. Ironically, if 
the Fed doesn't raise rates to slow 
growth, Clinton may be handed a 
thriving economy by the same "hands- 
off Fed practice that caused Bush's 

In addition, the Dole team has 
changed the focus of the debate from 
what was building up to a series of 
cultural wars in the primaries - abor- 
tion, illegal immigration, welfare - and 
taken the Clinton '92 economic theme 
and applied it to '96. Dole criticized 
Clinton for economic growth oi 2,.^ 
percent and said it would be 3.5 per- 
cent with his tax cut. A month later 
data shows the economy is now grow- 
ing at 4.vS percent. Dole just bet on 
the wrong issue, and he may not real- 
ize it soon enough to change the fo- 
cus of debate to "cultural wars," 
where Clinton is was. And so, the 
Democratic strategists are probably 
laughing at Dole now, "Is it still the 
economy, stupid?" 

UNIT is still 
committed to 

To the Editor: 

UNI 1 provides computing re- 
sources to all students for electronic 
mail, Internet access, creation of 
world wide web home pages, use of 
Office Automation and course spe- 
cific software. 

The VAX computer cluster is u.sed 
primarily for providing reliable local 
and Internet e-mail services for stu- 
dents It can be accessed from both 
on and off campus. Every registered 
student has an account on the VAX. 
Students can easily login directly to 
the VAX computer to check their mail 
using a simple, character-based inter- 

In addition to the VAX computer, 
there are five Novell servers for 
Internet access, word processing or 
software required for courses All 
servers can be accessed from work- 
stations in computing labs or comput- 
ers connected to the network in the 
residence halls. To provide students 
with the capability to store personal 
files, every registered student, in ad- 
dition to the VAX account, has an 
account on one of these servers: the 
STUDENT server 

Last year, both the VAX computer 
and the student server provided mail 
services for students. About 30 per- 
cent of the student population used the 
student server for e-mail and gener- 
ated about 1(X),000 mes.sages a month. 
Unfortunately, the student server op- 
erating system NOVELL, was not ca- 
pable to support high volume e-mail 
Therefore, the VAX computer clus- 
ter was selected as the only e-mail sys- 

tem for students this year Since many 
students prefer a graphical user intei 
face ((ilil), students can access the 
VA.\ mail system through the student 
server using the Eudora for Windows 
m.iil client I'udora has a graphical 
user interface with a word-process- 
ing like editor that is preferred by 
some students. However this is a 
longer process requiring a separate 
login intt) the student server and stu- 
dent may want to use it only if they 
want to compose long mes.sages. 

The student server is now used 
primarily as an application software 
and file server Over the summer, the 
student server hardware and operat- 
ing system were upgraded to provide 
better service for the ever increasing 
number of students taking advantage 
of the campus' computing resources. 
During the first two weeks of the se- 
mester we did experience problems 
with the student server but they were 
corrected. However, during the entire 
time, students were able to e-mail 
on the VAX using the character mode 

Since last fall, residence students 
can connect their own computers to 
the University computer network. 
This allows for convenient access to 
all computing resources available to 
students. To assist resident students 
getting connected, UNIT established 
the Student Help Desk .staffed it with 
a group of very talented students. Un- 
fortunately, .student-owned computers 
comprise more than 50 different 
makes and models with different op- 
erating systems. It is therefore often 
difficult and time consuming and 
sometimes not possibl&to successfully 
connect a student's computer. 

Learning from our experience last 
year, we wanted to make it as easy as 
possible for any resident student to 
connect their computer to the campus 
network. The Student Help Desk staff 
developed easy-to-use installation 

software and documentation toi the 
Connectivity Kits sold at the Univer- 
sity Shop. Additionally, inlormalion 
on getting connected is available on 
the Student Help Desk homepage on 
the University WWW Phone sup 
port is pr«)vided by the Student Help 
Desk. Since the University is not offi- 
cially supfxirting Windows 95, con- 
necting PCS with this operating sys- 
tem is especially difficult. 

While UNIT admits to some short- 
comings, caused primarily by the in- 
crease in computing usage and large 
number of service requests during the 
first few weeks of the school year, we 
are committed to provide the comput- 
ing and information resources and ca- 
pabilities described in the summer 

Dan McGee 

Assistant Director, UNIT 

Instructional Technologies 

Karin Steinbrenner 
Executive Director, UNIT 

Take advantage 
of e-mail access. 

Save time and 
energy by send- 
ing your letters 

via your com- 
puter to "editor@" 


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Application Deadline: September 20 

Minimal Criterion: 3.0 GPA 

From the Net 

Just a quick thank you from a 
Villanova " been" (or maybe ,i 
"never was") lor a great issue nt 
//(<• Villunovun on the Internel ll 
is awesome to feel connected to 
Villanova after jusi a few minutes 
on the PC. (1 am scared aboul 
Homecoming and happy about our 
improved lootball team!) 

1 am here at Seton Hall Law 
School, but will always be a 
Villanovan. The issue was great, 
especially MelissH Salso's article 
aboul Joe Hauck. anyone who 
knew Joe learned a great deal aboul 
love that will never be lost with 
time. Thank you for the great is- 
sue and keep up the good work 

J. Paul Vance 
Class of 1996 

I'm glad to be able to follow the 
news at 'Nova by checking in on 
vour page site. Thanks for the site 
and keep up the good work. 

While browsing, I was to 
see that I can tnially get some cur- 
rent niformalion on what is happen- 
ing at Villanova Living in Chicago, 
Villanova doesn't gel a lot ot cover- 
age by the Tribune So keep pub- 
lishing on the Internet tor us alunmi 
that want to know's happen- 
ing at the schiH)! 

Pt'ter Horos 

Jim Robertson 

As a new web-surfer and father 
of a freshman at Villanova, I was 
pleased to find a copy of The 
Villanovan on the web. 1 do not 
know if my daughter is truly home- 
sick, but I do know I was amazed to 
find your paper on the web and the 
article with my daughter's quotes. 
Keep up the good work. 

The Interent is going to change 
the world and the students of today 
need to be aware of its capabilities. 

Charlie (lUlutta 

Attention all computer gurus: 

The Villanovan is looking for individuals who like to 
work with computers to help out with The Villanovan 
On-Line edition. 

This opportunity provides great resume experience 
and there is the possibility of becoming our Internet 
editor. This position will become open at the end of 

We are especially looking for people who have some 
experience with home pages or those who are 
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Sept. 13 

Assistant Fraternity 
Rush Chair 

IFC Rush Chairman is seeking an 
assistanl tor the Fall 1 W6 Rush Ap- 
plications are available at the IFC of- 
fice and are due in on Sept 13. Posi- 
tion is open to all fraternity members. 


GIFT Groups 

GIFT (Growing In f-'aith Together) 
Groups arc small gatherings of stu- 
dents who come together to share and 
grow in their faith. They are facili- 
tated by students, meet once a week 
lor one hour, and run the length of the 
semester. Registration is Sept. 15 af- 
ter ail the masses, or in Campus Min- 
istry, Sept. 12 - 16. Space is limited. 
This group is sponsored by Campus 


Cultural Film Series 

///<- Sccni of Green Papaya, the 
first Oscar-nominated film from Viet- 
nam, is the second offering in 
Villanova's Fall '% Cultural Film and 
Lecture Series. The film will have four 
screenings in the Connelly Onter 
Cinema Saturday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m.; 
Sunday, Sept. 15 at 3:30 p.m. and 7 
p.m.; and Monday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. 
Admission is $3 for students and $4 
for the general public. 

Sept. 16 


The Villanova Environmental 
Group will hold its first meeting on 
Monday, Sept 16 at 7 p.m. in the Cen- 
ter for Peace and Justice hducation (in 
the basement of Sullivan Mall) All 
interested students are welcome to at- 
tend. For more information call x 

Time Management 

Get organized this semester! Dr. 
Reilly will offer practiceal suggestion 
for better time management and study 
techniques in a brief workshop Mon- 
day, Sept. 16, 3:30 - 4:20 p m in the 
Counseling Center. Room 106 Corr 
Hall. I he workshop is tree and nu 
sign-up is necessary. 

Sept. 17 

Women F.ngineers 

The Society o\ Wonn n I ni'ineers 

will have its first meeting on Tuesday, 
Sept. 17 at 5:45 p in in Iblentine 206. 
These meetings aie open to all engi- 
neering students. Pizza and soda will 
be served at the meeting. 

Cross-Cultural Lec- 

The Department ol Modern Lan- 
guages and Literatures invites all 
Villanovans to a lecture by Tetsuhiko 
Yuki entitled "Overcoming the Cross- 
Cultural Communication Gap." It will 
be held in Tolentine 215 on Tuesday, 
Sept. 17 at 4:30 p.m. A reception will 

Sept. 18 

Books ^D Hoops 

Books 'n Hoops is a summer bas- 
ketball/academic camp for Philadel- 
phia area high school students. It 
strives to integrate spirituality, 
ediucation, sportsmanship and com- 
munity not only in basketball, but also 
in life. We are starting a mentor pro- 
gram similar to the Big Brothers/Big 
Sisters program. We are looking for 
volunteers interested in a long-term 
commitment and the experience of a 
lifetime. An informational meeting 
will be held on Wednesday, Sept. IH 
at 7:30p.m. in St. Rita's Chapel. Ques- 
tions? Call Fr. Ed Hastings at 519- 

Helping Local Elderly 

ELDERNET is a Bryn Mawr 
agency (located at Ludington Library) 
that assists older and handicapped 
residents of Lower Merion Township 
who need simple a.ssistance to remain 
independent in their own homes. 
ELDERNET is seeking student vol- 
unteers to help in any of the follow- 
ing areas: friendly visiting, shopping 
with or for clients, txld house care jobs 
(such as leaf raking), laundry etc. 
Schedules are very flexible and can 
be worked around a student's sched- 
ule and free time. Come meet Nadine 
Kuster and learn more about 
ELDERNET and how you might be 
able to contribute on Wednesday, Sept. 
IK at 7 p.m. in the West I-ounge of 
Dougherty Hall. 

Sept. 19 

Best Buddies 

A New Volunteer organization 
called Best buddies has joined 
Villanova's Campus Committed col- 
lege students will be paired in friend- 
ship with a voung adult with develop- 
mental disablitics There will be an 
informal meeting for those interested 
in learning more about this program 
on Thursday, Sept. l'> at 7 p m in the 
St Davids R(M»m of the Connelly ( en- 

Sept. 22 

Dinner for Students 

St 1 like I Inilcd Methodist ( liiin h 

wimlit like 111 welcome Villancwa stu- 
dents with a diiinei in then hoiuu 
Come gel aequ.mileil on Siindav, Sept 
22 at 6 p 111 al St Luke's, located on 
Monlgomerv and Pennswood Roads 
in Brvn Mawi Please R S VP, 525- 
J3'^6, il you are planning to attended 
the dinner. Also, leel welcome to join 
us for Worship at 10 a in on Sunday 

Sept. 23 

International Careers 

As part of the special Careers Week 
sponsored by the Career Planning and 
Placement office, the office of Inter- 
national Studies will present a panel 
in the Haverford Room at 7 p.m. "Be- 
ginnings in International Careers" will 
be moderated by Dr. Michael M. 
Burke of the Department of Historyu 
and will include presentations by two 
graduates whose present careers were 
direclty attributable to studies abroad 
and by two recently returned seniors 
who plan to investigate postgraduate 
careers utilizing their spring 1995 se- 
mester experiences overseas. 

Sept. 24 

Volunteer in Panama 

Returning for a sixth year, there 
will be a Winter Break (Dec. 30 - Jan. 
11) volunteer sevice trip to the very 
rural .section of Wacuco, Panama for 
Engineers and students who are pro- 
ficient in Spanish. Preparation meet- 
ings will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 
24 at 8 p.m. in St. Rita's Chap>el...(this 
will also be the information meeting 
explaining the trip ), Oct. 8, Nov. 5, 
Dec. 10, 8 - 10 p.m. St. Rita's Chapel. 
All meetings are REQUIRED in or- 
der to go on the trip. Sponsored by Vil- 
lanova Volunteers of the Campus Min- 
istry Office. 

Study Abroad Night 

The Office of International Stud- 
ies will sponsor its annual fall Study 
Abroad Night at 7 p.m. in the Con- 
nelly Center Cinema. In addition to 
explaining the advantages of the study 
abroad expericnes and the processeds 
and procedures by whcih Villanvoa 
students arragenge approval for their 
academic programs overseas, students 
recently retumed to campus from stud- 
ies abroad will be on hand to explain 
their choice of program and share their 
expericncves with ohers considering 
including a semester or year in aca- 
demic (werscas programs 

Sept. 25 

Dialogue on Welfare 

A panel of Villanova faculty will 
discuss the slate of welfare in the 
United States today, and their views 
on welfare reform on Wednesday, 
Sept. 25 at 7.^0 in the Connelly Cen- 
ter Cinema "A Dialogue on Welfare 
and Welfare Reform" will be pre 
sented by Women's Studies; students 
and all other interested memlx-rsof the 

Villanova community are welcome to 


Oct. 2 

Sacramental Prep 

The .sacramental preparation pro- 
cess will begin on Wednesday, Oct. 2 
at 8 p.m. in St. Mary's Hall, lower 
level. Room 4. All who desire 
baptism, eucharist, or confirmation in 
the catholic faith are invited to sign 
up now in the Campus Ministry of- 
fice. Those curious to learn more 
about Catholicism are also welcome! 
Questions or concerns? Call Kathy 
Overturf, x 97978. 

Oct. 3 

St Angustise Lecture 

A IccHhc entitled ''Ittstory and 
Faith in Saint Augustine's 'De 
Trinitate'" will be given by Fr. Basil 
Studer, O.S.B. of Collegio 
Sant'Anselmo in Rome on Thursday, 
Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Villanova 
Room of the Connelly Center. This 
lecture is sp>onsored by Augustinian 
Studies; admission is free. 


»^Wi^V ^iV, 

Gay/Lesbian Support 

Students who are gay, lesbian, bi- 
sexual or are questioning their .sexual 
identity can call x 9600, then voice 
mailbox #85443 to get informatioa on 
Villanova's informal support group for 
homosexuals and bisexuals. All calls 
will be confidential and, if sincere, 
will be returned within 24 hours. 


The Democratic Socialists of 
America will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 
10 at 8 p.m. in the Center for Peace 
and Justice Education (located in the 
basement of Sullivan Hall). DSA is a 
political organization which fights for 
social and economic equality for all. 


The Villanova Coalition 
will hold its first meeting on Tuesday, 
Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for 
Peace and Ju.stice Eiducation (located 
in the basement of Sullivan Hall). All 
students interested in i.ssues of gen- 
der and justice arc welcome to attend. 
For more information call ext. 94608. 

The ViUanovan 

The ViUanovan is looking for indi- 
viduals who would be interested in 
taking over for our Internet editors. 
ITiese positions will become available 
in November. Editors will be respon- 
sible for putting the ViUanovan into 
its new super-duper online edition 
Great resume experience!!! Students 
who have experience working with 
homepages arc encouraged to call 
Todd Phillips and Mario Carlo at 97 1 - 
0759 or you can stop by the ViUano- 
van office on Thursday afternoons 


Father Ed Hastings, O.S.A., raises spirits in new position 


Siiifl HtjHirui 

Sorry to all those who wailed to 
fulfill their religious studies require- 
ment so that they could have Father 
Ed Hastings, O.S.A., as their profes- 
sor, but he will no longer be a full- 
time professor at Villanova. Ha.stings 
was named the new director of Cam- 
pus Ministry as of Aug. 1. He will at- 
tempt to fill the shoes of Father Sean 
Tracy, O.S.A., who held the position 
for over 15 years. 

Hastings graduated from Villanova 
University in 1973. He was a general 
arts major as well as a member of the 
men's varsity basketball team. After 
graduation he served as graduate as- 
sistant under Coach Rollie 

Hastings then received his master's 
degree in theology from Washington 
Theological Union. In 1991 he re- 
ceived his Ph.D. in spirituality theol- 
ogy from Duquesne University. After 
Hastings was ordained he worked in 
the Campus Ministry department of 
Merrimack College for five years be- 
fore returning to Villanova. 

He is now beginning his sixth year 
back at Villanova and his new appoint- 
ment is a tribute to his character m 
well as dedication to the community. 

His past five years have included 

four years with Campus Ministry and 
just last veai he l)ecanK" a (uli-tinu- 
prolessor ol religious studies. 

Campus Ministry is a continually 
growing factor on Villanova's campus, 
and no one knows this better than 
Hastings. He remembers back in his 
college days when Campus Ministry 
was no bigger than one or two office 
rooms. Now Campus Ministry is an 
integral part of Villanova's commu- 
nity, and Hastings has dreams of see- 
ing it grow even further. 

Referring to the great needs of the 
inner-city, Hastings stressed, "We at 
Villanova forget about the majority 
which is outside our walls." 

This sturdy core acts as 
a foundation which al- 
lows Campus Ministry 
and its various pro- 
grams to thrive. 

Campus Ministry programs such as 
Habitat for Humanity, St. Francis 
Soup Kitchen, Streets and many oth- 
ers, help to link Villanova students 
with Philadelphia's societal needs. 
Hastings wants to expand these efforts 
and further bring ViUanovans oatside 
the quiet surroundings of "Quads" and 

"Oreos " 

Fiooks "n Hoo|)s IS .1 iKVs piogi.mi 
in Its lourth year, which is run under 
the guidance ol Hastings and com- 
bines his three favorite things: basket- 
ball, learning and spirituality 

This is just one of the programs 
which Campus Ministry is using to 
bridge the gap between Villanova and 
the inner-city youth. 

So what makes Villanova's Cam- 
pus Ministry so strong? Hastings at- 
tributes it to the dedicated staff which 
possesses a strong of commu- 
nity within. This sturdy core acts as a 
foundation which allows Campus 
Ministry and its various programs to 

Hastings would like to see the 
Campus Ministry faculty become 
more involved with teaching. This way 
Campus Ministry can reach out to stu- 
dents who would normally not be 
found in their headquarters located in 
the basement of St. Rita's Hall. 

Hastings describes Dr. Sterling 
Delano of the English department as 
a professor who helped him recognize 
the Villanova community. "Dr. Delano 
allowed me to think, and taught me 
that learning is exciting." Delano was 
a very significant ioflucnce on 
Hastiajis. Delano did i^ treat young 
Hastings just an a<tlpK» but as a 
scholar and showed Mii ^at there is 
more to life than "the Wg game." 

Prepare today for a future 
career in the television industry 



Special to The ViUanovan from 

In the past five years, the televi- 
sion business has experienced more 
change than in its entire history. View- 
ers who once were limited to a mere 
four or five channels can now select 
from 50 to 150 in most areas. 

New technologies, such as direct 
broadcast satellite, are now a reality 
with emerging delivery systems only 
a matter of a few years away. Govern- 
ment deregulation has bad far-reach- 
ing impact on programming, while 
new configurations of ownership, do- 
mestically and globally, continue at a 
rapid pace. 

This accelerated evolution of the 
television business offers both excit- 
ing opportunities and serious chal- 
lenges to university communications 
and broadcasting majors who are pur- 
suing a career in the electronic me- 
dia. Television still remains a fast- 
paced, upwardly mobile and reward- 
ing business where the potential for 
career and financial success is with- 
out limit. 

At the same time, like so many 
other industry sectors, downsizing has 
taken a significant toll at the corpo- 
rate, network, production and distri- 
bution company, and local station lev- 
els. Competition for available posi- 
tions is ferocious while the demands 
on those who are employed are for- 

To best position yourself to com 
pete in the television job market, it is 
essential that you significantly supple- 
ment your classroom activities. Fol- 
lowing are five suggestions that can 
make a difference: 


Unless you have an uncle who is 
running a network, or family friends 
in high places, your first job after 
graduation will very likely be at entry 
level. While the title might have a nice 
ring to it; promotion coordinator or 
news desk as.sistant, your day-to-day 
realities will center around Xerox and 
fax machines, phones and the office 
coflec maker 

The way around starting at the bot- 
tom with a degree in your pocket is to 
begin your professional experience 
while you are in school. Work eve- 
nings and weekends at your local tele- 
vision station or cable system. 

Learn everything you can about the 
realities of the television business. 
Sure, juggling a full course load and a 
part-time or full-time position will be 
taxing, but the result will be a work 
ethic that can sustain a career along 
with hands-on experience that will be 
appealing to future employers. 


If you are planning for a lifetime 
in the television business, start hxik- 
ing at the medium with a studious eye. 
Rather than let your mind wander, take 
note of plot structure, pacing, charac- 
ter relationships and casting while 
watching dramas and comedies. 

Run an audio tape on your local or 
national TV newscast and then go 
back and transcribe the broadcast to 
learn about the unique writing style 
of news presentation. Look at talk 
shows from the point of view of the 
program's producer who com- 
bine the skills of the host with a range 
of guests and topics that can hold an 
audience day after day. 


Take a trip to I_X)s Angeles, New 
York or Chicago and attend as many 
television tapings as possible. Sit in 
the audience of a sitcom or talk show 
and focus on the camera work, the 
lighting, the roles of the stage man 
ager and floor crew Visit the control 
room of your local television station 
during a newscast or the taping of a 
public affairs program 

Follow a news crew covering a 
story on location These collective 
experiences can shape your perspec- 
tive on the business and will enhance 
your frame of reference in the 


There are four publications, which 
if read regularly, can keep you up to 
speed on the breaking developments 
that are redefining our industry. 

Electronic Media and Broadcast- 
ing & Cable are weekly magazines 
that offer the best overview of news 
developments in broadcasting, cable 
and news media. The Hollywood Re- 
porter and Daily Variety both pub- 
lished daily in Los Angeles, provide 
the best coverage of the Hollywood 
production and distribution business. 

In addition, remembering that the 
television business is global in .scope, 
magazines such as Television Business 
International and World Screen News 
rep<irt on worldwide developments 


Never lose sight of the reality that 
television is a business. The better you 
understand the basic tenets of busi- 
ness, the more valuable you will be to 
your employer Supplement your com- 
munications and broadcasting 
with some basic business administra- 
tion and economics courses while pay- 
ing careful attention to the business 
sections of your local newspaper. 

Remember that in today's eco- 
nomic environment, you will ulti- 
mately be judged by your contribution 
to the company's bottom line 

The future of television holds tre- 
mendous promise The convergence of 
new media with traditional forms of 
broadcasting, while yet to be realized, 
will ultimately have a far reaching 

Those who will succeed will be 
those with basic knowledge coupled 
with the energy, vision and passion to 
remain on the leading edge of televi 
sion during this time, the most cxcit 
ing period in the history of the me 

NAll'l. offers several opportuni- 
ties for students, university faculty, 
staff and administrators through its 
Fxlucational Foundation, College Tele- 
vision .Society anil Job Hotline 

For more information, please call 

Father EA Hastings, O.S.A., recently took over the position of director of 
Campus ministry. 

Major trouble: The 
honors program could 
have the solution 


Staff Reporter 

The honors program, directed by 
Dr. Edwin Goff and coordinated by 
Nancy Hensler, is based in room 10.3 
of the St Augustine Center for the 
Liberal Arts as a challenging curricu- 
lum for students who are interested in 
liberal arts. 

The honors program offers classes 
which can be alternatives to regular 
core requirements and some higher 
level courses. All interested students 
must apply for and be accepted into 
the program. 

The classes offered through the 
program usually have a smaller num- 
ber of students than regular sections 
of the same subject and open discus 
sion is greatly encouraged during class 

Honors is competitive, but all stu- 
dents are supportive of their class- 
mates. Many of the honors classes are 
writing intensive which requires stu- 
dents to put in additional time to read 
anil write lor all assignments. 

To acquire a major in honors, a stu- 
dent must complete at least I 2 courses 
in the program, as well as write a .se- 
nior thesis before graduation. 

Not all students who participate in 
the program are able to meet the re 
quirements in order to have the Hon- 

ors major Many students choose to 
simply take some honors courses to 
fulfill requirements and others are un- 
able to complete the twelve cla.sses be- 
cause of another major. 

With completion of eight classes 
in the honors program, a certificate for 
finishing the "sequence in liberal stud- 
ies, honors program" is awarded. Al- 
though it is not necessary, the program 
actually prefers students to choose 
another major to complement their 
honors major 

The honors curriculum offers a 
great deal more than challenging 
classes. Cultural and siKial events in- 
clude trips to Washington and New 
York, the opportunity to write tor the 
literary magazine Po/j.v, a chance to 
present research in Friday Colloqiiia, 
and the potential to meet with well- 
known speakers appearing on campus. 
All students have an active role in de- 
ciding which events thev would like 
to participate in 

With an honors major, students 
have a variety of options after gradii- 
.ition More than hall nl the honors 
graduates go on to graduate studies, 
which Vill.movas feeds to 
some ol Ilif lo[) graduate schools in 
the country Others choose to enter the 
work Ton e while others join volunteer 

Attention all Greeks: Greek 
Briefs must be typed and 
submitted on Mondays. The 
Villanovan reserves the right 
to edit these submissions. 



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Sejtember 13, 1996 




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Acton and Pollock plan for a successful year in office 


SiaJJ RtpviUi 

The Student Government Associa- 
tiDH has its work cut out for them as 
Student Body President Pete Acton 
and Vice President Sheldon Pollock, 
go forth in their quest for a prosper- 
ous year in office with both open 
minds and dedicated hearts. 

"We were really excited to have 
been elected in April," commented 
Pollock. "The students put their trust 
in us and I think it is very important 
that we return the trust back to them 
by following through with our pro- 
posed platform." 

The specific focus of this year's 
SGA is to sell the organization. They 
want students to recognize that the stu- 
dent government is works for and rep- 
resents them. "We're really making a 
big push to be as visible as possible 
and to communicate as much as we 
can with the student body," said 
Acton. "1 think our motto for the year 
is to be visible, active and vocal." 

SGA executives are working this 
year to promote an awareness among 
students about the functions of the 
organization, serve as the liason for 
the students to the faculty and admin- 
istration, bridge the gap between ad- 
ministrators and students and to work 
closely with the visitation review 
board to revise the visitation policy on 
in all dorms 

They would also like to develop 
and promote a teacher evaluation 
booklet, create an on campus laundry 
service, improve and expand health 

center services and open a coffee shop 
on campus. 

The S(jA feels that all of these 
goals are attainable because both 
Acton and Pollock investigated these 
areas of interest before making them 
part of their platform. 

"We want things to work for stu- 
dents; we want things to be right for 
students, and we're trying to do this 
as prtxiuctively and effectively as pos- 
sible," Acton commented. "It's all just 
a matter of time." 

ITiis year's SGA is made up of 60 
new members, many of whom were 
appointed as chairpersons and elected 
as senators. "We've set the organiza- 
tion up differently than in years past," 
said Acton. "We tried to take a team 
approach. We want a group of people 
working on a specific thing from start 
to finish." 

Student government members re- 
cently participated in a one-day retreat 
that primarily focused on building 
character and the concept of team- 
work. "Our style of leadership," Pol- 
lock continued, "is to give people 
room to grow and to not only learn 
things about student government, but 
about themselves as well." 

In an effort to increase communi- 
cation between the student govern- 
ment and the Villanova community, 
the SGA has designed its own 
homepage on the internet that will be 
available within the next couple of 
weeks. This service will allow users 
to access current SGA information and 
events and to entertain their own ques- 
tions and concerns to the SGA office. 

Students gather to 
bridge the gender gap 


Features Editor 

Do you wonder what men are 
thinking when they see you? Are 
you curious as to what women con- 
sider the "perfect date?" What do 
you find attractive about members 
of the opposite sex? Can men and 
women be friends? 

The Inter-Fraternity Council, 
Panhellenic Council, Villanova 
Feminist Coalition and Campus Ac- 
tivities Team sponsored a forum on 
Sept 10 at which these nagging 
questions were addressed. Many 
fraternities were required to attend, 
which made for an interesting mix 
of about 20 men to every woman in 
the Villanova Room 

Krispen Barr, associate dean of 
students at Cedar Crest College. 
was the gender-gap facilitator of the 
event Barr, a member of the Phi 
Mu national women's fraternity, 
posed questions for eight panelists, 
all of whom are students at the Uni- 

Cards were passed to every per- 
son in the room, inviting them to 
write down questions to be ad- 
dressed by the panel 

Fiarr began the forum by asking 
tlu' women panelists, "What is the 
first thing you notice about a man?" 
Common answers were hair, eyes, 
physKjiie and [x-rsonality. When the 
men were asked the same question 
about women, their responses in- 
cluded legs, a southern accent, 
blonde hair, eyes and body 

When Barr asked what men at 
Vill.inova look lor m a woman, pan 
elist Sarah Marchal said, "a bodv 
likt Kathy Ireland and an attitude 
like mom ' When the same qiies 
tioM was asked of the men. panelist 
Mike ncoru' replied, "I definitely 
think Ihf w(uiu'n are looking for the 
money in the pocket " 

This comment evoked panelist 
Ann Gavaghan to respond by en- 

couraging men to "go dutch" on 

After topic jumping for a few 
minutes, Barr mentioned the seg- 
ment of the movie "When Harry Met 
Sally" when Harry says that it is 
impossible for a man and a woman 
to be friends because sexual tension 
is always an issue. When she asked 
if this is the at Villanova, pan- 
elist Nhi Ho said, "1 think it has to 
do with the individual person." 

Later, Barr asked a volunteer 
from the audience to explain the in- 
cident that lead to the cancelling of 
men's fall rush last year. While the 
volunteer and about half of the au- 
dience agreed that the incident was 
blown out of proportion and punish- 
ment was harsh, he said, "We did 
learn something from it and 1 hope 
It doesn't happen again." 

The panel had a strong reaction 
to this segment of the discussion 
"What was said is not just being said 
at such meetings . . for a lot of us it 
was shocking to be thought of not 
as human beings but [as] sexual ob- 
jects." said Gavagh.m She contin- 
ued to commend those who attended 
the forum and hopes that this is just 
the beginning of many more events 
of this nature. 

Auilience questions included 
"Why do guys say they're going to 
call and never do?" and "How does 
it feel to ask someone on a date?" 
Panelist Riard Brown responded to 
the latter question bv saying. "First 
of all, you're taking .i big chance " 
He addressed the fear of getting the 
(Ire.uled "let's be friends" line and 
encouraged women to take some 
pressure off the men by making the 
first move 

Ihe forum concluded with part 
ing words of advise from the panel 
ists. They emphasized the impor- 
tance of communication and honesty 
in relationships With those conclud- 
ing remarks in mind, those who at 
tended left the room a bit wiser. 

One of the primary goals of the 
SGA this year is to make themselves 
more accessible to the student body. 
"It is our job to represent what stu- 
dents want from their Villanova expe- 
rience," said Acton. "I would love to 
have an office right in the middle of 
campus where students could come in 

allot the time." 

Student government hopes to 
elevate a sense of community and to 
break the perception that one has to 
be of a particular background to at- 
tend certain events held on campus. 

They hope to spxinsor on-campus 
events that will draw students from all 

different walks of life. "It's about com- 
ing together and slowly building a 
.solid relationship," said Acton. 

SGA seems to be taking steps in 
all of the right directions to assure that 
this year is a successful one and to 
create an atmosphere where Villanova 
Day is every day. 


Pete Acton and Sheldon Pollock have big plans for SGA this year. 

Inter-Hall council links residence halls 


Special to The VUlanovoH 

For most students, living in their 
respected residence hall will take on 
a whole new meaning this academic 
year. Recently, the Office for Resi- 
dence Life announced the formation 
of the Inter-Hall Council (IHC). 

The IHC is a cross- functional resi- 
dence hall committee charged with 
acting as a liaison between various 
campus organizations and depart- 
ments. The committee will serve as a 
communication link to the Office for 
Residence Life and will have repre- 
sentatives in both the Campus Activi- 
ties Team and Student Government 

"The IHC will strive to promote the 
various concerns, ideas, and programs 
that pertain to residence halls," said 
John Jeffery, advisor to IHC and the 
south area coordinator for residence 
management According to Jeffery, 
"It will also give students an opportu- 
nity to develop leadership skills and 
participate in training and develop- 
ment programs" 

Jeffery has been instrumental in 
prom<iting the concept of IHC and 
drafting the proposal with the hall 
council committee The proposal was 
sent to Fr John Stack, OS A,, dean 
of students, late last April and was ap- 
proved, enabling Residence Life to 
begin the structuring within the resi- 
lience halls 

John .Schadl, head resident of St 
Monica Hall, served on the hall coun- 
cil committee and believes, "TTic IHC 
is a mechanism that will allow the stu- 
dent to have input in hall programming 
and hall governance" Schadl, a third 
year law student is a graduate of Notre 
Dame University which had a very 
successful residence hall council sys 

Schadl served as an officer for three 
years at Notre Dame and played a sub- 
stantial role in the creation of 
Villanova's 1H( The IHC will be 
comprised of representatives from ev 
ery residence hall on Villanova's cam 
pus allowing residents an active voice 
in the campus environment. " said 


The type of programs that the IHC 
will be doing is dependant upon the 
representatives' motivation from each 
of the halls. The process for choos- 
ing the representatives for each hall 
will be left up to the residence life .staff 
of the buildings. 

The head resident of each building 
serves as the advisor to each of his/ 
her particular building's hall council. 
The structure of each hall council is 
determined building by building. 

"I think that the IHC is a great 

means for providing an avenue be- 
tween students and administrators," 
said Pete Acton, student body presi- 
dent, "this will really give residents 
an opportunity to take ownership of 
their respected residence halls." 

The first informational meeting 
will be held Sept. 18 at 8.30 p.m. in 
the Villanova Room of the Connelly 
Center. Anyone interested in partici- 
pating and finding out more about the 
IHC is encouraged and welcomed to 

Greek Briefs 

Chi Omega would like to welcome back all our sisters, especially all 
those who were abroad last year. Don't forget our retreat at the Jersey 
Shore this Saturday. Finally, Chi-O would like to congratulate all the 
winners of the grand prize tee-shirts from last week's meeting. 

Sigma Alpha Epsilon would like to congratulate Phil O'Neill and 
Kristie CJreco (Pi Beta Phi) for being elected captains of the lW6-iJ7 
cheerleading team Congratulations also go out to Dan McCarey for 
being chosen as the new SGA secretary 

The Villanovan 's Top Ten 

Straight from the offices of Dan-O and Chin Ho, 

The top ten ways to discourage on campus drinking . . . 

10. Provide buses so students can do all their drinking off 

9. Open a bar in the Belle Air Nightclub 
8. Label it writing intensive 
7. Say it's sponsored by CAT 
6. More on campus parades 
5. Golden rings 
4. Put UNIT in charge of kegs 
3. Add 'shrooms to the arboretum 
2. Make SGA promise more on campus drinking 

and the No. 1 way to discourage on campus drinking . . . 

1 . Advertise all keggers on WXVU 

September 13. 1996 


Page 19 




International studies broadens horizons 


Stuff Writer 

Planning to move off campus your 
junior year'' Want to travel'.' Interested 
in becoming fluent in a language or 
curious abt)ut foreign cultures'.' If any 
of these oppt)ft\inities describe your 
personal goals, then studying abroad 
could be right for you. 

The International Studies depart- 
ment at Villanova, located in the St. 
Augustine Center for the Liberal Arts, 
offers students the opportunity to 
travel and study abroad during their 
college years. 

It is easy to become involved in 
overseas studies. The first step is to 
attend one of the two study abroad 
nights which are held during the fall 
and spring semesters. This fall's study 
abroad night is scheduled for Sept. 24 
at 7 p.m. in the Connelly Center Cin- 
ema. This presentation is a general in- 
troduction to the program. 

Interested students are then 
matched with a peer counselor who is 
familiar withthe foreign university or 
country in which the student is inter- 
ested. The counselor will give guid- 
ance and help find an appropriate aca- 

demic program for the applicant 

(ireg Swartz, a senior at Villanova, 
traveled abroad to Grenoble, France 
for a semester year. Since his re- 
turn Swartz has become one of six 
peer counselors in the program. Ac- 
cording to Swartz, the meeting with a 
peer counselor "serves as a buffer to 
see who is serious about studying 
abroad," and to discover the student's 
"goals, motivations, and how the pro- 
gram fits in with their long range plans 
at Villanova." 

The third step includes a meeting 
with Dr. Thomas M. Ricks, Director 
of International Studies. Applicants 
will be expected to bring a short es- 
say providing reasons why they want 
to study abroad. This paper should 
outline personal, academic and career 
plans and show how the program will 
support and reinforce each one. 

Senior Michael Kennedy spent a 
semester in Spain and a semester in 
Austria. He studied abroad to take 
classes that were not offered at 
Villanova. This enabled Michael to 
complete a (jeace and justice major. 

Ehiring the meeting, Ricks will also 
discuss overseas arrangements, costs 
and financial aid, the Villanova pre- 

approval priKess and credit transfer 
Typically this program's expenses aie 
comparable to Villanova's tuition 
However, program costs vary. 

There are two options for living 
arrangements, residence or home stay 
The residence option allows you to 
live with other students, usually inter 
national and local. The home stay op 
tion allows you to live with a host fam- 
ily close to the college you are attend- 
ing. Home stay is strongly recom- 
mended for language students. 

Swartz, a French major, found 
home stay a beneficial experience. His 
host family helped him to become flu- 
ent in French, took him sight.seeing, 
and also provided moral .support. 

Once the preliminary steps are 
completed, the applicant's program 
must receive approval from the chair- 
person and dean. To qualify one must 
have an overall GPA of 2.75 or better. 
A minimum of four classes must be 
completed abroad to receive credit. 

Whether you want to experience 
culture, add another dimension to your 
degree, or improve foreign language 
skills, the international program en- 
hances your total educational experi- 

WXVU sends new signals through campus 


Staff Reporter 

WXVU 89.1 FM, the University's 
student-run radio station, has made 
some changes this year in anticipation 
to better entertain and serve the entire 
student body. 

One of the biggest changes in the 
station is the replacement of their ad- 
visor, Dr. Edward Lorden, who was 
unable to return for personal reasons. 
Currently, Randy Farmer of the Of- 
fice of Student Development is the 
acting advisor. 

However, "the station is looking for 
a new advisor, preferably someone 
from the communication arts depart- 
ment," said Ann Gavaghan, the gen- 
eral manager of WXVU. 

Despite the shift, the station has 
still managed to come up with plenty 
of new improvements to benefit all lis- 
teners and is accessible to everyone 
by way of the FM dial. "We want stu- 
dents to know we're out there," she 

In the past, many students did not 
know about the station because it had 

transmission problems on campus. 
Gavaghan said that this year, the 
station's reception will be better 
throughout the campus so all students 
will be able enjoy the programs. 

Now, instead of only having a 
handful of faithful li.steners, WXVU 
has the potential to draw a larger, more 
diverse audience. 

Another change that the station has 
made is implementing a new, ex- 
panded format. "We are the student 
radio station and we reflect the inter- 
ests of all students," said Gavaghan. 

WXVU has numerous new and old 
shows that cover a broad range of 
music. Music varies anywhere from 
Industrial to Classical, Metal to Jazz, 
and even a show called the "Crunchy 
Granola Hour," a full hour dedicated 
to the Grateful Dead. 

WXVU has "something for every- 
one," described Gavaghan. The entire 
radio production has created a new 
agenda in hopes of increasing inter- 
est in the station and to combat the 
.stereotype that the only music broad- 
casted is 'alternative music." 
Gavaghan stated that most .students 

will not listen to the station just be- 
cause of this rumored stereotype, but 
the expanding formats have proven 
that WXVU is not one-dimensional. 

There are also news programs and 
talk shows on WXVU, including the 
broadca.sts of football and basketball 
games. Even students not interested 
in music can catch a ball game, or even 
call in and voice their opinion on air. 
Gavaghan summed up the variety ol 
the station by saying that listening to 
WXVU is "a good way to broaden 
your horizons." 

Getting involved with WXVU is 
easy. "Anybody can get a show," said 
Gavaghan. "There are many different 
areas in which any student can get in- 
volved at the station." 

Students interested could hold po- 
sitions at WXVU as DJ's and news 
anchors. If you would like to become 
involved with WXVU, call the traffic 
directors, Brett Burton (x 13805) and 
Chris Goett (x 15979), or go to the 
broadcast room, located on the sec- 
ond floor of Dougherty Hall, any Tues- 
day, Thursday or Saturday. 

What's in your head? Our thanks 
should not be kept under grounds 


Senior Reporter 

I Aist Thursday Villanova \ Jniver 
sity experienced community like few 
times ever before. On Sept 5. stu- 
dents, faculty and staff united at St 
Fhcmias of Villanova Day to eel 
ebrate the opening of the academic 
year and to recognize University 
patron, St Thomas of Villanova, af 
ter whom our institutions ideals and 
values are modeled 

Some of us will remember the 
spirit alive at the in the grotto 
Others will recall the incredible 
number of participants in the parade 
and pnKCssion that aftcrn<M)n Many 
were impressed by the wisdom of 
Joseph T I.ienhard. SI . Ph D. guest 
speaker from lortlham University 
(And still, a chosen few were equally 

awed by the five-foot -long pigs laid 
out on the buffet tables ) 

Yet I have encountered a popula 
tion of people on campus who, like 
myself, will forever be moved by an- 
other, more specific event of the day. 
The awarding of the Team Distin- 
guished Service Award was, in my 
heart, a highlight of the first annual 
St. Thomas of Villanova Day 

This award was granted to the 
University Grounds Team Although 
I was proud of all the award recipi- 
ents of that day, this awaril in par- 
ticular literally brought a tear to my 
eye And while it is unlikely that the 
event is making headlines in other 
sections or other newspapers, it truly 
IS worth heralding 

Think back to the first introduc 
tion you had to Villanova Whether 
it was through a glossy brochure 
loaded with pictures of student life 
or a campus lour, you can be sure thai 
one thing served as the backdrop to 
the presentation the natural beauty 
of our universil\ You can be sure 
that garbage and refuse on the 
grounds did not accompany this 

Time and time again, we am over 

hear individuals commenting on the 
beauty of our campus Yet how often 
do we exclaim, "Wow, what a beauti- 
ful campus The (irounds Team here 
must work really hard " 

It is about time we do. The 
Grounds Team can be found working 
around the cl(Kk twelve months of the 
year beautifying Villanova's lawns, 
trees, flowers and landscaping, not to 
mention cleaning up after lhou.sands 
of students, faculty, and staff. 

Unlike others who work lor the 
University, the work done by the 
( irounds Team is enjoyed by each and 
every person who sets foot on cam 

So. the next (ime yovi pass by a 
member of the Grounds Team, you 
might to extend a word of con- 
gratulations or thanks for all they do 
tor all of us at Villanova, or even of- 
fer a silent thought of gratitude 

Hut remembet that they are not the 
only unsung heroes on our campus. 
Many teams, such as Custodial Scr 
vices, I-acilities Management, and 
1 )ining Services, are not followed halt 
as closely as others on this campus 
And these teams don't practice and 
play lor one season! 


what l)cloiigs to the moon; niooiilighl 
neighboring stars 
heads turned upwards. ..searching 
and remembering "why?" 

What belongs to the sun: sunlight 
trees giving shade 
heads turned downwards.. .reading 
and wondering... 

not to learn or memorize 

what belongs to the classroom. ..ilower place 

passion opened at midday 

for learning later, 

when sitting under trees, reading 

what belongs to the books... maps of bodies, 

texts of landscapes and actual people 


in the light, thought, 

collected in the vapor 

tested in the living midsts of real places 

dance floors 

talking and thinking 

studying while walking 

and remaining in a place 

where texts (books, conversations, letters, 

proms, rituals, etc.) are to be 

intermingled with our lives 

in the shade, at the waterhole, 

the favorite pub 

or club gathering 

and bridging the time of day 

together, for each other to talk 

sweet grains of sugar, grainy water 

a little pollen caught in the Styroioani pool 

the cup makes 

a trash can in the stone house 

and we say to ourselves: "1 must remember to use it...' 

So as to dream interesting dreams 

and not be stupid 

so as to talk about what's being said 

and not to be automatic 

so as to think about what we're doing 

to everything 

and each other. 

— Danne Polk (Philosophy and Peace and Justice) 

There's news, there's entertainment, there's sfiorts. there's features, there's 
op-ed and then there's this. This is a small corner of the Villanovan that 
will heretofore address ecology and all its many branches, if you will, stretch 
ing from humanity in general to those sneaky gender issues. It's difficult to 
detail exactly what you, dear Villanovan reader, will find here from week to 
week. Is this a clever ploy to entice your curious nature .' Hopefully 

Choose or Lose encourages 
political awareness among 
MTV viewers 


Staff Reporter 

"Choose to stand up and be 
counted, your voice will he heard," arc 
words M TV used in effort to motivate 
eligible voters to head to the p<iles this 
November lis a lough task, but M TV 
News is giving it a go as they con 
linue with thvir (hoosr or I, <>\<- ci\n\ 
paign MTV is tackling Ihe project 
with this program, a segment of M IV 
news, as well as a nationwide cam 
paign to get the political messages and 
issues of the '96 campaign to view- 

The goal ot ( hoosv or Lose is to 
increase MTV viewers' political 
awareness as well as involvement in 
the election As described by Dave 
Sirulnick, executive producer ot M TV, 
'^Choose or Lose is about getting in 
volved about choosing to have <i 
voice in the direction your country is 
heading " 

In effort to spread the message. 
M rV has launched a nationwide tour 
of their ( hoosc or Lose Hus, a rather 

eccentric ch.irler bus which hit the 
open roads during the primaries and 
continues to bring road reports, siir 
veys and publicity to the network "s 
camp.iign cover.ige 

The bus stops are generally geared 
to hit younger voter populations such 
.IS college cimpuses. concerts, and 
well piiblici/ed events such .is the 
M rV Video Music Awards Naturally 
Ihe red, white and blue cruiser was on 
Ihe scene at both Democratic and Re- 
publican Party Conventions 

( hoosr or Lose organizes voter 
registration rallies to be held at each 
bus stop Volunteers are notified and 
a non-partisan effort is made to get 
ix'ople registered for November's elec- 

Updates of bus locations. Choose 
or lose surveys, interviews, special 
reports and voter guides on ,i 
regular segment of M IV news. An- 
other means of getting tuned into the 
political scene through Choose or 
Lose can be found ,il Ihe w(Hld wide 
web sight hltpnitv com' 



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September 13, 1996 






T A 



E N T 

Archers of Loaf produce best album to date 


Entertainment Editor 

All thf Nations Airports, Archers 
of Loafs third lull album, is perhaps 
their best to date. Consisting of Fric 
Bachmann (vocals./guitar). Matt Oen- 
Iliiig (bass), Lric Johnson (guitar) and 
Mark Price (drums), the Archers have 
without a doubt succeeded in keeping 
their listeners happily surprised with 
each new release. In the four years 
that they have been together Archers 
ol Loaf have never stopped experi- 
menting with and mixing new and dif- 
ferent sounds 

For those who arc not familiar with 
the music of Archers of l>oaf, their first 
full length album Ick\ Mettle was re- 
lea.sed in l*>'>.V It received incredible 
press from college radio stations. 
They ate it up like candy Iheir first 
single. "Web in Front," was plaved on 
MTV and Spin maga/ine hailed them 
as "The Best Indie Rock Album of the 
Year " It stayed on the CM J record 
charts for 22 weeks. In 1 W4, they re- 
leased an e.p. Greatest of All Time, 
while they toured Lurope and theU.S. 
for over a year, with a n appearance at 
England's Reading Festival. The next 
year, Vee Vee, their second full length 
album was released. It charted on 
CMJs Fop 50 for 14 weeks, 6 ot 
which were spent in the Top 10. Fame 

and fortune grew quickly for the Ai- 
chers with national recognition and 
supporting slots with the Flaming Lips 
and Wee/.er. Larlier this year I'he 
Speed of Cattle, a collection of B- 
sides, alternative versions, live mo- 
ments and John Peel sessions from 
94, It hit 2 on the CMJ charts and held 

in th e lop 50 for over two months It 
was ob.served by Spin magazine as "a 
picture of the Archers at their trashi- 
est " 

With one listen of the CD it is clear 
that the Archers have taken extra time 
and special care with All the Nations 
Airports. Unlike the previous albums 

that that were recorded live, this one 
was approached a bit differently. The 
Archers produced with a more 
smoothly textured effect rather than 
the courseness of a live recording, but 
of course not without their signature 
hard-edged overlays. An eclectic mix 
of sounds and music blends together 



From left to right Matt (ientling, Eric Bachman, Eric Johnson and Mark Price recorded their third album, All 

A merica '.v A irports. 

CAT provides movies, music, 
lectures, comedy and more 


Staff Reporter 

What arc vou doing this weekend? 
This is a common question .it Vil- 
lanova on Fridav afterncMms, but if vou 
really want a good answer, check out 
what CAT has planned for students 
this vcar 

Right now. our hill line-up sizzles 
with cool bands, exciting trips, hilari- 
ous comedians, provocative lectures, 
the latest movies and other unique spe- 
cial events. All of CAT's events are 
either free or very reasonably priced, 
and the best part about them is that 
they are all scheduled right here on 
campus. This semester's highlights 


.Moon Boot l^ivir ('VI 3): Based 
in WoodstiKk. N.Y., this high-energy, 

high powered limk's live shows 
are their strength. 1 heir musical style 
ranges from soul to blues to roots to 
free form ],\// 

God Street Wine (9 26) C Al is 
proud to bring y(ni this NYC-based 
jam band fresh off of the IIORDFIbur 
this summer (iSW released Red on 
Mercury Reidrds this year anil has 
since been touting nonstop. Tickets - 
S'^ for students, on sale NOW in 214 

Rockwell < hiirth (10 4) RC is 
one ot ihc (rsIk-sI voices on the acous- 
tic folk rock scene I'heii debut album, 
produced by John Al.igia (Dave 
Matthews Band), has received na- 
tional acclaim Ihev will be perform 
ing as an acoustic duo as well as with 
the full banti' 

Vertical Ihtrizon (1 0/24 )rhis ex 
ciliiig ru w had two songs tea 
tured on the AWARl // CI) and re 
centh rele.ised their sttond ( "D. Run 
nin^onke. VII has toured extensively 

throughout the U.S. and has shared the 
stage with the Allman Brothers. 1 he 
Samples ik Better Thsn L/ra 


CAI. shows movies in the Connelly 
Center Cinema every Thursday and 
Friday night at 7 & 10 p.m. Tickets 
are only $.^ each, and you can also pur- 
chase plenty of great snacks and drinks 
at a fraction of the price of area movie 
theaters Ihis semester CAI's block- 
buster program features The Rock (9/ 
2f)&'> 27), Mission Impossible (^1 
l')(fe^^20). Independence Dav (11/ 
7&11 H). A Time to Kill (W 2U'«11 
22), and Thenomemm ( 1 1 1 4& 1 1 , 
1 'i). to name a few. 


Tahitha Soren (10 2,^). laliitha 
has been anchoring MTV's election 
coverage for the second straight Presi 
dential election She is also a recipi 
eiit of the prestigious Peabody Aw.ird 
for excellence in journalism. She will 
address the topic of "Politics. Cienera 
lion \ and the Flection of l<)Mf) 

Henry Rollins - Spoken Word 
Tour ( 10 2'*) Donl miss tins power 
lul, oneof ,1 kind program ! Henry's 
spoken vMird presentations are full ot 
liilaiioiis stories and perceptive in- 
sights, combineil with a strong moti- 
vational me.s.sage. 


Hershey Park(M/14) Join ihe fun 
ol this exciting amiistnunt park, 
andlhen see where all that chocolate 
comes from! 

Reading Outlets (1 1/23) A great 
time to get away for the day and get a 
head start on your Christmas shop- 

New York City (12/7) A full day 
to explore the city, do some shopping 

and see Rockefeller Plaza at Christ- 
mas time ! 


CBS College Tour (9/26 & 9/27) 
This popular event is a great opportu- 
nity to test yours skills as a broad- 
caster, a soap opera star or a contes- 
tant on "The Price is Right " 

Block Party Weekend (9126 
912S) Celebrate the return of the Fall 
semester with a variety of activities 
including a Street Dance, Casino 
Night and much more ! 

Merry Christmas Villanova 
Week (12/6-12/12): Celebrate the 
holidays right with a Holiday Bazaar. 
Tree Lighting Ceremony, ethnic cel- 
ebrations and other activities. 


Brad I^owery C 11): A veteran ol 
the college circuit. Brad has appeared 
on "Def Comedy Jam. " ( arolines 
( omedv Hour" <ind 'Showtime al Ihe 
.Apollo " 

Bill Fry: Comedy in the Air ('* 
2K): Bill has performed at the White 
House and on NBC. PBS and ' Tntei 
tamment Tonight " He's als() a former 
world juggling champion ! 

The Ronny Romm ESP/I fypno- 
sis Show ( 1 116): Ronny Romm com 
bines amazing demonstrations of FSP 
with his hilarious use of hypnosis in 
one incredible show ' 

Dave ( happelle (i 1 |9) One ol 
today's hottest young comedians. 
Dave has appeared m The Nutty fro 
fessor, Rohm flood Men in Tights and 
has hosted HBO's 'Def Comedy 
Jam " He also recently signed a mii 
sic deal with Touchstone Pictures ' 

Check cat's weekly page in Ihe 
ViUiinovan for dates and times or call 
'^Kl CATS Don't miss the hottest pro 
grams on campus this fall' 

to create a perfect sound. 

Each track on the CD explodes 
with fiery ambition, which keeps the 
listeners attention stuck like double- 
sided tape. Songs like "Strangled by 
the Stereo Wire," which is the intro- 
duction to the CD, bang feverishly and 
without remorse, causing listeners 
everywhere to smile with satisfaction. 
Softer songs, such as "Chumming the 
Oceans," border on ballad-like but 
luckily do not dive into boredom. In- 
stead they provide a moment of calm 
before the storm. The clever usage of 
mellow instrumentals placed between 
fits of spasmatic fury is an unexpected 
treat. According to Bachmann, 'it's 
sounding better than anything we've 
done so far." 

Out in stores on September 24, All 
the Nations Airports should be a defi- 
nite addition to any decent CD col- 
lection. For older Archers of Uiaf fans 
it proves to be a perfect follow-up to 
1995 's Vee Vee, and for those who are 
new to the scene will find All the Na- 
tions Airports to be a perfect place to 

Presently, Archers of lx»af are tour- 
ing in support of thier latest endevour. 
They are touring and trying to increase 
their fan base. As Bachmann puts it, 
"I think I want to do this for as long 
as it's fun." If the opportunity arises, 
do not miss the Archers live. Rumor 
has it they put on a terrific live show 

Much swing at VU, 's 
Belle Air Ska show 


Staff Reporter 


That' s right. The ska show right 
here al Villanova went extremely 
well It was held at S p.m. on Fri- 
day. Sept 6 in the Belle Aire Terrace 
The entire place was packed, with 
all of the tables on the first and sec 
Olid tloois tilled up and mostly e\ 
ei\(int else ilaiicmg in tront ot the 

What exactly is sk.i music .'' one 
might ask. .Simply put, it is a combi- 
nation of reggae and swing. The 
bands most often hiive a horn sec- 
tion, which makes the range of mem- 
bers anywhere from three to 3 mem 
bers The b.inds' unupie sound 
makes Ihe music very easy to ilance 
to. so it IS not surprising to see that 
mostly everyone ilancing 

First up to play were the 
Upstanders. who are from West 
Chester, Pa They definitely set the 
tempo for the rest of the show, turn 
ing the lifeless crowd into a mob ol 
people dancing together Because 
they are not that well known yet, 
many were very surprised at how 

well The Upstanders played, proving 
that they definitely have a bright fu- 
ture ahead of them. All they need 
are a few breaks here and there. 

Next on the bill was the Philly 
ska band Ska Blazers. Their style is 
a blend of slow and fast .songs which 
are very different from one another. 
As one girl pointed out, they really 
know how to "work the crowd." 

They started off with a slow in- 
troduction, and then hit hard with fast 
and furious ska music The stage 
presence of their lead singer, Brian 
Potash, is superb. He constantly 
dances, even while he sings, and 
dances with the crowd during their 
instrumental songs 

This type of show can be very tir 
ing, which was evident when about 
one-half of the crowd departed as 
soon as the Ska Blazers were fin- 
ished. Another reason could be that 
the Ska Blazers were the most well 
known band there, and many came 
only to see them. Whoever did leave 
missed out on a great band. 

Since the Jumpstarts could not 
make it. due to inclement weather, 
the last band of the night was Johnin 
Too Bad and the Strikeouts 

Their popularity has soared on the 
last ( " in the past year or so This 
very talented band from ( onnectKut 
got even those who said they were 
too lired to move up ami ,it it again 
All ol their songs are extremely 
catchy and they left the crowd hot 
and out of breath 

Overall, this show was |ust too 
good to miss, especially for those 
who have never been to a ska show 
before Tven the cost of the show 
would not be a good excuse, because 
It was only$2, which is a small price 
to pay to hear a new type of music 

It there is anyone who is inter 
ested in seeing any other ska shows, 
there are two coming up this month 
at Ihe Trocadero. and hopefully Ihe 
gocxl turnout will bring more of these 
shows to Villanova this year and Ihe 
years to tollow 

September 13, 1996 


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Cultural film: "The Scent of Green Papaya" 


Si, ill H( purler 

"The Scent ol (ireeii Papaya, " the 
first Oscar-nominated film from Viet- 
nam, is the second olfering iii 
Villanova's Fall •9() Cultural Film 
Series. The film is an ironic Cinderella 
story about a pooi Vietnamese servant 
girl who falls madly in love with her 
rich, handsome and educated em- 
ployer. It takes place in the undivided 
Vietnam of the '.SOs and early '60s, the 
country's good old days. 

Written and directed by 1 ran Anh 
Hung, the film t)pens with the young 
servant Mui (played by Lii Man San) 
being portrayed as the perfect child, 
full of natural wonder and surprise at 
the freedom of her masters. She is a 
quiet observer of the family's many 
unspoken troubles. Her acceptance of 
her lovely "place" is never openly ad- 
dressed by the film as a problem for 
her. Although an American audience 
may feel di.straught about Mui's situ- 
ation, she never displays any discon- 

The second half of the film deals 
with 20-year-old Mui (played by Tran 
Nu Yen-Khe) as she is sent to work 

for a young, wealthy man she had ad- 
mired since she was a young girl. 

However, these scenes must be 
watched with the utmost attention as 
the lilm turns toward a more silent 

While most lilins depend on plot, 
character and action to develop a story. 
"Papaya" relies on scrupulous atten- 
tion to detail in order to capture the 
essences ol the life's subtle yet pre 
cious moments 

"The .Scent of Green Papaya" is a 
beautifully crafted period film, rich in 
images and translucent colors The 
camera lingers on plants, food, win- 
dows— ordinary things of everyday life 
that we tend to overlook. 

The colors, music and sound ef- 
fects become important contributors 
to the plot and storyline of the film as 
there are many sequences when not 
even a single word is spoken. 
"Papaya "is an attractive, enchanting 
film because of its simplicity. 

Although Vietnam does not have a 
long history of cinema( 1959 was the 
first feature from the country,) its 
filmakers have been gaining interna- 
tional recognition in recent years. In 
the 1993 debut that won tha Camera 
d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, "The 
Scent of Papaya" marked the begin- 

ning ol an lepulation, not 
just lor Iran Aiili Hung as a director, 
but .ilso loi Vietnamese ciiieni.i in gen 

Ironically, though, Iran, while 
born in Vietnam, was raised and edu- 
cated in France, and "Papaya" was 
largely filmed on a sound staage out- 
side Paris. 

"The Scent of Green Papaya" is a 
unique film which should not be 
missed. It will have four screenings 
in the University's Connelly Center 
Cinema; Saturday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m.; 
Sunday Sept. 15, at 3:30 and 7 p.m. 
and Monday, Sept. 16 at 7p.m. 

The Monday offering will be in- 
troduced by guest speaker Bill 
Costanzo, who will also lead a discus- 
sion, "The Scent of Green Papaya: 
Remembrance of things past in pre- 
war Vietnam," following the screen- 
ing. Admission is $3 for students with 
ID. and $4 for the general public. 

As with all foreign films serened 
by the Cultural Film and Lecture Se- 
ries, "Papaya" is in its original lan- 
guage-- Vietnamese- with English 

For more information, call x94750 
on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 

PHonxRinn marksii k.i r 

Young Dylan follows in fathers footsteps. 

Wallflowers introduce their 
sound to the main stream 


Sidfl Rif'diler 

Life has been good lateh tor the 
LA-based band The Wallflowers 
Their latest album. Ihingini^ Down 
the House, was releaseil to outstand- 
ing acclaim Irom both critics and 
fans, and the album "s first single. 
'9f)th Avenue Heartache, ' burst onto 
Ihe airwaves and into the charts this 

The live man band, headed In 
Jakob Dylan (for those of you who 
are wondering, yes, he is Bob's son ). 
has been touring extensively to pro 
mote their new album, and just re 
cently played a well- received show 
to a sold-oul crowd at Ihe Theater ol 
the Living Arts in Philadelphia 

Hnn^tn^i Down the House seems 
to be exactly what the Wallllowers 
need to push their music into the 
mainstream Released on Interscope 
Records, the album delivers Ihe 
band's distinctive blusev style, as 
well as showcasing the individual 
talents of its members The tracks, 
which vary Irom ballads to good old- 

fashiiuieil rock and roll, are high 
lighted by the keyboards of R.imi 
Jaffee and guitar of Michael Ward but 
especially by the s(Miltul \(h<i1s ol 

The album also teatures guesl ap 
pearances by Ihe likes of Adam Durit/ 
of Counting Crows, who lends back 
ground vocals to "96lh .Avenue Hearl 
ache." and Michael Penn. who turns 
u[i on V atious tracks. 

The album runs 
through a variety of 
highs and lows, remi- 
niscent of a stormy re- 
lationship as if it were 
followed from begin- 
ning to end. 

The album luns tliKHigli a \aiHt\ 
ol highs and lows, reminiscent ot a 
stormy relationship as if it were fol 
lowed from beginning to end It opens 

with "One Headlight," an upbeat 

number with a distinctive beat, and 
guitar remmiscenl ot lom Petty 

Songs such as 'Angel On My 
Bike" and "Invisible City," reveal 
Dylan's oiitslanding talent as a Ivri 
1. 1st, no doubt inherited Irom his ta 
mous lather In lact. Josephine. " ,i 
stirring .icoustic ballad about a man 
begging lor forgiveness, could ha\ e 
been taken direelK Itoni .i Bob 
T)vlan allniin 

In flu Dilterence," Dylan 
shows his cynical side with lyrics 
such as " you always said vou 
needed some, but you had more than 
anyoiH The only dilU'UiKe tin re is 
to me. IS you're e\at tl\ the s.nm as 
you used to be ' 

The final traek, 1 Wish 1 Ml 
Nothing." is lueled bv D\ lan's In ,ii1 
tell v(Kals It tells ot le,iriiing tocope 
with last love and brings a fitting end 
to Ihe album 

Hnni;in^ Down the House is def i 
nitelv an excellent addition to an\ 
(I) (.(tllection With its poetic Ivr 
ics and [)owerlul melodies, it is sure 
to become an instant i lassie 

This exquisite tapestry of mood and nuance is the first major film to show 
Vietnamese cultural in its own terms. 

Spelling's casting 
calls come to area 

Special to The Villanovan 

As part ot a nationwide search to 
find fresh new faces for NBC's new 
daytime serial from Aaron Spelling. 
"Sunset Beach. " NBC and Spelling 
Lnterlainmenl w ill hold two-day open 
casting calls in eight U.S. cities — 
Denver; Miami-Fl. l^iuderdale. Phila- 
delphia; San Antonio. Texas, 










Francisco; Columbus, Ohio. S,in l)i 
eizo and Las Vegas (sec schedule be 
low) Sept. 10-27. 

Held in partencrship with NB( 
.illiliates in each ot the markets, the 
tasting call is open to ail nun .iiul 
women, I S to .?'^ vears ol age, A|ipli 
i.ints should be '.itlraclive. dynaniie 
and physically tiC and willing to move 
to I .OS Angeles should they obtain a 
roll' on the show 

Interested indi\ uluais should arrive 
.It liie design.ited location between S 
.1 m and 4 p in (Please note no en- 
tms will be .iccepteil after 4 pm ) 
Male auditions will be held on tin tiisi 
ila\ 111 each c ilv and lemale auditions 
will be held on the sectnul day 

,MI auditioneis will be pn 
screened and those who make the uit 
will be provuled with a script to pie 
[laie loi a videotaped reading later that 

day. Taped readings will later be re- 
viewed by "Sunset Beach " casting 
directors as well as NBC and Spell- 
ing executives. By Oct. 4, one male 
and one lemale from each city will be 
chosen to tly to Los Angeles (exix'nses 
paid) lor an olticial "Sun.set Beach" 
screen test 

listcti in I III (iiiinness Hook of 
World R(( oi(h as the most proiluctive 
television producerot all time. Spell- 
ing is well-known for such iele\ ision 
l.indmaiks as "The Love Boat," 
Charlie's Angels" and "Dynasty." His 
current ciop ot pi imetime serials in- 
cludes -Beverly Hills 00210," 
Melrose Phice" ami Savannah." 
which h.ive prochKed sucli break-out 
stars as He.ither I.ocklear, Jason 
Prusllv, Jennie (iarlh, Luke Perry, 
.Amliew Shue, Laura Leighlon and, of 
course. Ins daughter Tori Spelling. 

,'\ Spelling T.nterlamment Produc- 
tion. Sunset He.ich " w ill an Moiiday- 
Tiidav on NB( (lavlmu (check local 
hstings tot times) lieginnint; Jan. 6, 
\')')7. Aaron Spelling, L Duke 
Vincent and Gary Tomlin are the ex- 
. eculive producers. B<^b Guza ts the 
show 's lie, 1(1 writer 


Sept. 13 (males) & 

Sept. 14 (females) 

Location: Pranklin 

Mills Mall, 145 

Franklin Mills Blvd., 

N.E. Philadelphia 

Time: Please arrive 

between 8 a.m. and 


Local Partner: NBC 10 

W( AU. 



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September 13, 1996 






T A 1 



E N T 

Main Line Resturants 
best and worst of '96 


I nlettilinmfrK htliuir 

Are you sick of eating at the same 
old restaurant tmie and time again'.' 
Are you tired of ordering the same old 
hamburger/club sandwich every time 
you go out? If you answered yes to 
either or both of these questions then 
this is the column for you. 

To start off the new school year we 
would like to begin with a recap of 
the best and worst of the spring '^6 
"Eating on the Main line." 

BEST (♦**♦-*♦**♦) 

Topping our best list is the 
Primavera Pi/za Kitchen and Marbles 
Restaurant and Bar. The Primavera 
Pizza Kitchen is the place io be if you 
have an appetite for something Italian 
with prices ranging from $5 to $20 
there is something for everyone here. 
Located at 7 E. Lancaster Ave 
Ardmore, Primavera Piz/a Kitchen 
serves up gourmet pastas and pizzas 
at a reasonable cost with an exquisite 

If you are out with a group with 
varying tastes and appetites, then 
Marbles Restaurant and Bar is the 
place to be. They have just about ev- 

erything from pita pizzas and burgers 
to platters and pastas-no matter what 
yt)ur income or your taste buds you 
are bound to be satisfied. The food 
ranges from the everyday to the un- 
usual with prices from about $6 to $ 14. 
And once again the atmosphere is ex- 
quisite. Located in Bryn Mawr next 
to the Bryn Mawr movie theatre on 
Lancaster Ave. 

GOOD (***.***") 

Variety is the spice of life so the 
following restaurants are worth fre- 
quenting. Ruby's a unique place to 
visit, is a fifties style dinner offering 
classic American choices. Desert is a 
must at Ruby's with old fashioned 
fountain treats Located in Suburban 
Square, Rubys is a great place to stop 
for some fries and a burger. 

TTie Boccie Restaurant and Bar, yet 
another Italian restaurant, provides an 
ambience that makes you feel as if you 
have walked into an Italian cafe. This 
restaurant has a family atmosphere, it 
is perfect for the folks at parents week- 
end, but it is probably not the place 
you want to take-a date. Boccie is lo- 
cated in Suburban Square as well. 

If vou are in the mood for some 
Chinese c(H)king we recommend the 

Sampan Inn for its plentitude of au- 
thentic cooking. Even on an 
off night this restaurant can be 
crowded It is located at 8 Brookline 
Blvd., Havertown. 

Ilie Tsukiyama is a great place to 
go for Japanese. It has variety of 
choices so that those who aren't ur- 
chin for sea food can pass on the sushi 
with still plenty left on the menu to 
choose from. 

WORST(* *♦) 

Topping our worst places to eat on 
the Main Line last semester were the 
Central Bar and Grill and Bertucci's. 
The Central Bar and Grill combined a 
cheesy atmosphere with a limited 
menu to rank on our worst list. In de- 
fense of these bad qualities if you can 
get past the limited and unappetizing 
menu and actually order something it 
isn't that bad. 

Bertucci's ranks on our list for one 
main reason — horrible service. Once 
you actually get seated the food is 
okay but nothing to write home about 
and certainly not worth the horrible 
service they provide. 

This week, check out our first edi- 
tion of "Eating on the Main Line" at 
Jade Garden. 

Eating on the Main Line 


Stuff Reporter 

Is the Friday night hamburger rou- 
tine getting old already? Why not try 
something with a bit of flair and a lot 
of culture.' Jade Garden, located at 
the Plaza in the King of Prussia Mall 
iiiav be the answer, and it's only at 20 
minute drive along Rt. 320. I know it 
sounds suspiciously like another Chi- 
nese restaurant, but you'll be sur- 

I stumbled upon this restaurant, 
which specializes in Chinese and 
Japanese cuisine when I was looking 
for a new place to go with my friends 
The decor can be de.scribed as con- 
temporary American and the atmo- 
sphere friendly and casual. I:ven on 
Friday or Saturday night when dress- 
ing up is miue appropriate, this feel 

ing never di.ssipates. The varied menu 
offers Chinese dishes prepared 
Cantonese, Mandarin, and Szechuan 
style and on the Japanese side, there 
is a sushi bar, tempura, and hibachi 
cooking. The latter is part dinner, part 
theatrical experience, and a lot of fun! 
For those who have never tried it, 
hibachi involves sitting around a bar- 
like table with other people and shar- 
ing a meal that is prepared before their 
very eyes. A skilled, not to mention 
adroit chef, wheels in a cart with all 
of his ingredients and introduces him- 
self. Then the show begins. While he 
makes small talk or jokes with you, 
your eyes never leave the egg that is 
being juggled and flipped into the air, 
after which it lands squarely on the 
edge of the spatula and cracks neatly 
After more tricks like this, the meals 
are quickly served and everyone claps 

like 5-year-olds at the circus. Rm late, 
you realize that you are thoroughly 
enjoying yourself. Not only have you 
been distracted by the performance 
while waiting for dinner, you've 
picked up a few new culinary tricks 
to try the next time you stir fry for 
guests, and you've carried on a con- 
versation with people who share the 
same taste for adventure and great 

The hibachi menu is a full course 
meal, complete with Japanese greens, 
soup, appetizer, meat, vegetable, rice, 
and des.sert. 

It is tasty, and relatively inexpen- 
sive, and in my opinion very satisfy- 
ing. If you decide to go, reservations 
aren't neces.sary, but they might make 
things easier on an often crowded 

Emmy awards honor the 
best in entertainment 

By EMU V 1)1 lOMO 

Assistant I nl) riiiinminl I dilor 

On Monday Sept H. the 1'>W(, 
prime time Emmy Awards show was 
telecast live from Pasedena, Ca ITiese 
awards recogni/e excellence in 
evening programming annually; how 
ever, this year's show also marked the 
50th anniversary of the lelevision 
Academy of Arts and Sciences, a 
group whose members vote on the 
award recipients In keeping with this 
celebration, throughout the night there 
were various tributes to J V legends. 
Tliis foot.igc UK iuded a humorous seg 
ment on late night talk showhosts, as 
well as a more poignant one featuring 
clips of those stars the entertainment 
induslrv has lost within the past 
year In addition, the first annual 
President s Award, given to one pro 
gram explores a particular «ocial 
issue in diplli, was awarded to "BLitk 

I ist Hollywood on Irial," which 
chronicles the experiences of celebri 
ties whose reputations came under at 
tack during the era of Joe McCarthy 
The l'>')fi Prime Time Emmy 
Awards show also highlighted some 
of television's most memorable mo- 
ments, including the famous "We are 
the World" video and a rarely seen 
duet between lilvis Presley and Frank 
Sinatra For those of you who missed 
the sh<^w, here is a list of winners from 
some of the most popular categories: 

Outstanding ^'ariety/Mu.sic/ 
Comedy Series 'Dennis Miller 
I ,ive." 

Supporting Actress in a Drama 
Series: Tvne Dailev of "Christy " 

Supporting Actrtr in a Drama 
Series: Ray Walsioii ot "Pitkcl 
I inces. " 

Outstanding Mini,series: 

"Gulliver's Travels." 

Outstanding Made-for- TV 
Movie "Truman." 

Actress in a Comedy Series: 

Helen Hunt of "Mad Ab<iut You." 

Actor in a Comedy Series John 
Lithgow of "Third R(Kk From the 
Sun " 

Actress in a Drama Series 

Kathy Baker of "Picket Fences " 

Actor in a Drama Series: 

Dennis Fran/of "NYPD Blue." 

Outstanding Comedy Series: 

"Frasier " 

Outstanding Drama Series 





8:30 p.m. 
riCKETS: $22.50 
SHOW IS 21 + 

The Temptations 

Sept. 21, 
S :30p.m. 

Barenaked Ladies 

Oct. 12, 

8:30 p.m. 

TICKETS : $18:50 ON SALE 9/13 

Los Lobos 

Mediski, Martin & Wood 

Nil Lara 

Oct. 13, 
1 p.m. 
nCKETS:$ 17.50 



Oct. 3, 
7:30 p.m. 

Reserved $ 16.50 

Joshua Redman 

Oct. 4, 
8 p.m. 

$ 7.50 

Tracy Bohnam 
Red Five 

Oct. 5. 
8 p.m. 

$12. .50 ON SALE 4 13 

An evening with Ferron 

Oct. 11, 
8 p.m. 

$ 12.50 ON SALE 9/13 

Moxy Fruvous 
Johnny Vegas 

Oct. 22-26, 

8 p.m. 

TICKETS : $ 26.75 ( $ 28.75 for 10/25 and 10/26) 

ON SALE 9/13 

An evening with Ray Davies 
20th Century Man 


Sept 13, 

8 p.m. 


Sept. 15, 

7 p.m 

TICKEIS $22 50 

Sept 27 Si 28. 

8 p.m 

TICKETS : $27 50 $35 

9 27.SOLDOL^^ 


Gloria Flstefan 

Ozzy Osbourne 


Oct S and 6. 

12 p m 

riCKI IS $ 20 $65 

David Copperfield 


Sept 21, 

8 p m 

riCKITS $ 19 50 $25 

Weird Al Yankovic 


Sept. 29, ' Dave Matthews Band 

7pm Soul Coughing 

nCKEIS $ 25 

• ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 

September 13, 1996 


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" Tin Cup " pleases fans, young and old alike 


Stuff Re[x>rter 

If a star-studded film is what you 
are looking for, look no further. "Tin 
Cup," featuring Kevin Costner, Don 
Johnson, Cheech Marin and Renee 
Russo, takes you to the dusty fields of 
Salomene, Texas. 

Here, heartthrob Kevin Costner 
plays Roy McAvoy, (alias Tin Cup) a 
golf pro down in the dumps, living in 
a Winnebago and managing a golf 

This is not one of Costner 's action- 
packed roles like those he plays in 
"Robin Hood:Prince of Thieves" or 
"Waterworld. " He does, however, 
once again play a man in the quest for 

Director Ron Shelton outdid him 
self in using the talents of such a well- 
rounded cast. Each character com- 
pliments one another and gives the 
film the edge it needs to be a playful 
comedy with romance, suspense and 
macho rivalry. 

Renee Russo plays the sophisti- 
cated leading lady, psychologist Dr 
Molly Griswold, who goes to 
McAvoy for golf lessons. It is here 
that she captures his heart and mind. 

There is one problem McAvoy 
must face in order to get his girl, and 
that is his old college friend David 
Simms. Simms, played by Don 
Johnson, is a hot shot golf pro, who, 
unlike Tin Cup, had made it big in the 
golf world. He is also the current boy- 
friend of Griswold. 

Information about 
"Tin Cup": 

Running time: 2 hours and 10 
Now playing at: AMC Bryn 
Mawr TwinTheate 
824 Lancaster Ave 
(610) 525-2662 
Price: $4.00 before 6 p.m. and 

$6.00 after 
How to get there: Take the R5 
(Mendel side) to Bryn Mawr (2 

stops) and then walk up 

Lancaster Avenue or take the 

shuttle bus. 



n c e r t s 



• Oct. 4, 

• 5:30 p.m 

David Copperfield 

$ 23..5t)-$3y.50 

• Oct. 8, 

• 7p,m. 


The Masters of the Ice featuring: 
Scott Hamilton Brian Boitano, 
: $ 28.50-$50 And Paul Wylie 


* Sept. 15, 

Jesus Christ Superstar 

, 8 p.m. 

:$ 29.50-$36.50 


I Oct. 1, 

• 5:30 p.m. 


David Copperfield 
: $ 23.5()-$39.50 

I Oct 7, 

• 7:30 p.m. 



Dave Matthews Band 
Boxing Gandhis 

: $ 22.50 

• • 

The Rockets Rock 
at the Lagoon 


Staff Reporter 

Energetic, fun, and pure unadul- 
terated talent are the only words used 
to describe the band The R(Kkets. On 
Sept. 6,1996, the six person band 
performed for five hours as they 
brought down the house of 
Philadelphia's nightclub The l,a- 

Although the band does not sing 
their own original music, their true 
charm lies in the group's unbeliev- 
able talent to perform a wide variety 
of songs. From Van Morisson to Bush 
and Blondie to Alanis Morrissette, 
the band kept the entire dance floor 
moving for hours 

The band brought the crowd to a 
head banging, moshing fren/y when 
Brett Foreman, vocalist and guitaris 
performed Bush's "Machinehead," 
andTony(Tiny)Foreman appealed to 
all of those Beastie Boy fans by belt- 
ing out "Brass Monkey " 

It is evident in their performance 
that not only are these talented mem 
Ikts pleasing their audience, but thev 
are truly enjoying what thev are do 

ing at the same time 

They are emphatic about music 
and receive total pleasure at being able 
to targettheir music toward all age 

The Rockets can also be distin 
guished from other bands by their 
ability to play at different places. They 
are completely adaptable to their en 
vironment and audience. They play a 
wide range of places such as clubs like 
Kat-Man-Do in Philadelphia, alterna 
tive clubs along the Jersey Shore, to 
weddings and bar mitzvahs 

The band consists of members 
Mark Yushchak, Jeanine Balzotti, 
Firett Forman, Tom(Tiny) Callan, 
Jonathan Harwood and Bob Pirelyis 
The Rockets were started 1 1 years ago 
by manager Bill Stott, who also man- 
ages such bands as Split Decision, Tlie 
Interns and I'l Kab(mg 

During the summer, Ihe Rockets 
play six to seven gigs per week 
throughout the S(»uthern Jersey Shore 
and in the fall they c<wer Philadelphia 
and Northea.stern Pennsylvania Vill- 
anova students should keep their eyes 
and ears open for the Rcxkets who .irt 
looking forward to returning to 
Brownies in the fall 

McAvoy finds himself so desper- 
ate for money that he pawns his own 
golf clubs and even caddies for Simms 
in a tournament Tin cup does have 
his defining moments throughout the 
film, where his pride and stubbornness 
take over 

This gives him many shining mo- 
ments and incredible golf shots, yet it 
also shows his downfalls. 

Cheech Marin is the best support- 
ing actor one can find. His comical 
antics and accent will make anyone 
love this film. He plays Romeo, Tin 
Cup's caddy and swing instructor who 
acts as McAvoy 's reason and sound 

"Tin Cup" revolves around 
McAvoy preparing for the US Open 
with the hopes to show Griswald that 

he is the man lor liei She eventually 
breaks down and helps him with his 
mental game, while Romeo aids him 
with the physical aspects. 

There are definitely some unex 
pected twists and unusual methods of 
golf presented in this movie, which are 
well worth the trip to the theater. 

"Tin Cup" is a relaxing movie that 
one can just sit back and relax while 

In fact, it is hard to believe that all 
of the golf shots are performed by the 
actors themselves. One need not be a 
golf expert, be up on the golf lingo or 
even like golf to relate to this movie. 

Oh, and if you want to find out how 
McAvoy gets the name fin Cup, wins 
the Open and gets the girl, you'll just 
have to go see the movie yourself. 


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Crew attempts to improve with move 


Staff Reportfr 

Ihcy may be rowing down the 
river, but in regards to aehieveiiient 
and recognition the women's crew 
team is doing nothing but moving up 
in the world. For the first time in Vil- 
lanova history, women 'screw will be 
stepping up from a club sport to the 
varsity level. The aspiring team could 
not be more excited to take advantage 
of all the wonderful opportunities and 
experiences which lay ahead of it. 
Head Coach Jack St. Clair will return 
this fall for his second year coaching 
the women's team. While studying at 
Temple University, St. Clair competed 
in both crew and cross-country. He 
went on to become a US National 
Team rower and rowed in a number 
of prestigious regattas, including the 
World Championships in 1^75 and 
V)ll . St. (lair is aided by two fine 
assistant coaches, John Heiss and 
Anne Grabowski, both of whom are 
former Villanova rowers. 

Since this is the first year crew will 
be competing at the varsity level, the 
team's schedule has become a litrie 
more rigorous, in the spring, boats 
compete in sprints, rather than in the 
5(KM)m head races that they row in the 
fall. Most of the races are rowed with 
either four or eight rowers plus a cox- 
swain, whose job it is to steer the boat 
and help keep the rowers in sync with 
one another. For most regattas there 
are three categories: Varsity Champi- 
onship Eight, Varsity Lightweight 
tight and Club Eight. Prestigious 
rowing events including the Head of 
the Charles, Dadvail Regatta, San Di- 

ego Ciew Cla.ssic, Eastern Sprints and 
National Collegiate Championships 

The I-ady Wildcats are returning 
after having completed their most suc- 
cessful season ever. Some comniend- 
able top finishes last fall included a 
win at the Dadvail Regatta head race 
in the heavyweight eight, lightweight 
eight wins at the Navy Regatta and 
Head of the Ohio as well as second in 
Head of the Schuylkill and a third at 
Head of the Charles and Club heavy- 
weight eight win at Head of the Ohio 

The team will be led by senior 
Captain Kristan Hoskins, whose lead- 
ership and dedication made her an 
easy choice. Some of the other top 
Varsity returnees include juniors Liz 
Bullard, Katie, Jess Meriam 
and seniors Molly Smith and Aimee 
Regis. The team also has a promising 

strong crop ol sophomores lelurning 
who should be instrumental iii the 
boats this year after turning in some 
outstanding performances last season 

The coaches, the rowers, the cox 
swains and the University are all ea 
gerly anticipating a season filled with 
success. The only element the team 
really lacks is experience at the var- 
sity level. 

"Stepping up to the Varsity level 
against traditional powerhouses will 
test the meddle of this young, but ea- 
ger squad," Assistant Coach John 
Heiss commented. "They are a rela- 
tively inexperienced team compared 
to most crews they will be facing con- 
sidering all but three rowers began 
rowing as they entered Villanova " 

With the continuing improvement 
that the women have made over the 

[)ast (ew years and the recognition lluil 
they have gained nationwide already. 
It does not appear that they will have 
any trouble achieving their goals this 

"Considering the success we had 
last spring, it should be a very prom- 
ising season, " St. CTair said. "It bel- 
ter be or they will pay for it in prac- 

Nova begins their season this Sun 
day with an Alumni Day filled with 
races and a picnic. Upcoming dates 
of their other regattas this fall include 
Kings Head of the Schuylkill on Sept 
22, Head of the Ohio on Oct S, Head 
of the Charles on Oct 20, the 
Princeton Chase on Nov. 10 and loi 
the novice rowers the Belly of the 
Carnegie on Nov. 16. 

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The women's crew team will be competing for the first time ever at the varsity level. Despite the move up, they 
have the depth and experience to compete with the best in the sport. 


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Volleyball surges after losses 

By kkilycirun 

SuifJ Rfpotut 

111 the [last two weeks, ihc wonicii's 
\ollcvball icaiii has compiled a 3-3 

record while competing in toiirna 
mcnts at Hofstra and at the Uiuver 
sity ot C'alilornia. 

On Aug. 30, the Wildcats traveled 


With many experienced retumess, the women's volleyball squad looks to 
dominate Big East competition. 

to participate in the Hofstra Invita- 
tional, where their first opponents 
were Maryland. I'he result was 0-3, 
as Nova dropped all three games, I V 
IS, 10- \5 and 7- IS. The next day, 
the Wildcats had to tace two more 
opponents, Hofstra and Loyola (Md ) 
Against Hofstra, the women posted a 
3-0 victory, 15- 11, l.S-7and 15- 12 
Nova clinched another victory, 3 -0. 
over Lovola, with game scores of 15- 
9, 15- 11 and 15 -6. 

This past weekend, the Wildcats 
traveled to compete in the California 
Invitational held in the Harmon (iym 
at the University of California in Ber- 

'Nova came away with one win out 
of their three matches to finish in third 
place behind first place Illinois State 
and .second place California. 

On Friday, the Wildcats were de- 
feated by C"alift)rnia, 15-5, 15-6 and 
15-S. Junior Marisa Davidson had an 
impressive performance as she had six 
kills and seven digs. 

On Saturday, the Wildcats had two 
matches. 'Nova was defeated in their 
first match of the day by Illinois State, 
15- 11, 15- 1 3 and 15-8. 

Their third match of the tourna- 
ment resulted in a 16- 14, 15-7, 15-6 
victory over Colgate. Davidson's 10 
kills and eight digs helf>ed lead the 
team to the victory. 

In the past six matches, sophomore 
Megan O'Brien leads the team with 
75 kills, 10 aces and 92 digs. Right 
behind O'Brien, junior Stacey Evans 
has contributed 63 kills and 62 digs. 

This weekend, 'Nova will travel to 
Amherst, Mass. to take on Central 
Connecticut, Delaware and Massa- 
chusetts at the UMass Invitational. 

Water polo set to 
continue success 


Staff Rcporhi 

With a successful 1995 season, 
posting an IS-S record, and with 
losing only two seniors from the 
1995 squad, the men's water polo 
team has the potential to repeat its 
success as its 1996 campaign is un- 
derway. Head Coach Dan Sharadin 
enters his 14th year at Villanova, 
and will li>ok to continue and build 
on his team's past 

One of the major strengths of the 
team is the driver position. Sopho- 
more Pat Kain should be a major 
force after coming off of an impres- 
sive freshman season where he fin- 
ished with 29 goals and seven as- 
sists, as well as the honor of being 
named to the United States Na- 
tional Junior team. 

Senior Co-Captain Dave 
Prusakowski will also add to the 
depth at the driver po.sition. Senior 
Tom Tracey will return to the team 
after a year off in which he trained 
for the Olympic swimming trials. 
His stamina, along with the efforts 
of Paul Granneman and Anthony 
Santoro, will be key factors in the 
Wildcats' fortunes. 

Senior Co-Captain Jamie 
Randall and Junior Darren Hardel 
will occupy the two meter position 
and look to be major offensive 
threats. After being injured for 
most of last season, Randall man- 
aged to come back and score 20 
goals. Hardel led the team offen- 
sively, with 54 goals, 20 assists and 
35 fouls drawn. 

Marcus Sanford and Brian 
I'omsheck will be two more offen- 
sive threats as they both scored 
over 20 goals last season 
Cjranneman, Santoro, John Riley 
and Mike Miller will share time 
in the utility position. 

The team lost a major compo- 
nent of the 1995 team at the goalie 
position. Junior Brian Brown, 
who had limiteil time in goal last 
season, will be Imiked upon to face 
the challenge. Freshman John Ri- 
ctiard will back up Brown in goal 

With its schedule underway, 
this highly talented and experi- 
enced team has the potential to 
reach many levels of success. This 
weekend, the Wildcats travel to 
Virginia to take on Richmond, 
George Washington and Washing- 
ton and Lx"e. 

September 13,' 1996 


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Are Cowboys still the team to beat? 

Ice: Boys are still atop NFL 


Staff Columnist 

The Dallas Cowboys ended the 1996 season 
the same way that they ended the 1993 and 1994 
seasons: as the champions of the NFL. They 
also experienced a tough off season, but unlike 
years past, it wasn't entirely due to free agent 
losses. Michel Irvin's dealings with shady char- 
acters got him suspended for five games and Jay 
Novacek's back problems did not go away, leav- 
ing his status uncertain for the year. However, in 
my mind the Dallas Cowboys are still the team to 

The Cowboys took their usual hits in the 
offseason, particularly on defense: Maryland, 
Brown, Edwards and Jones are all gone. None of 
these players, however, made the Pro Bowl last 
year and all can be replaced. Chad Hennings, 
Fred Strickland, Broderick Thomas and Kevin 
Smith, who was considered one of the league's 
best corners before missing last season due to in- 
jury, will enable Dallas to remain one of the 
league's best on defense. 

Not many teams can claim to have four All- 
Pros on defense as does Dallas in Charles Haley, 
Leon Lett, Darren Woodson and Deion. With line- 
backer Darrin Smith ready for a full season after 
last season's contract holdout, the D in Dallas 
could be better than ever. Just ask Dave Brown, 
Rodney Hampton and the Giants. 

Fire believes that Irvin's suspension is a vital 
reason the Cowboys are not the team to beat. 
Irvin, however, will be ready to go in game six, 
in time for the 49ers and Packers. Although he 
won't match last sea.son's 111 catches and 1,603 
yards, he is still one of the game's best players 
and will be out to prove it. In the meantime, Deion 
will strut his stuff on both sides of the ball. 

Dallas still returns the best offensive line in 
football, the best fullback in "Moose" Johnson 
and quarterback Troy Aikman. Oh yeah, that 
Hmmitt Smith guy is still around, the same one 
that scored an NFL record 25 touchdowns last 
year, who is in his prime at 27and rushed for 94 
yards and caught a touchdown while still feeling 
the effects of his Monday Night Football injury. 
Although the loss of Jay Novacek possibly for 
the year hurts, not to many teams would com- 
plain about having this offense. 

Fire believes that the Green Bay Packers are 
the team to beat and has adopted them as his fa- 
vorite team. Coincidently, the Pack became his 
team after his previous favorite team, the Giants, 
fell to 0-2 after losing to the Cowboys. If the 
Pack had lost to Philly, Fire would probably ar- 
gue that the Eagles are the team to beat Slick 
with one team Fire, or you're going to blow a lot 
of money buying new hats each week. 

So far, the Packers have looked awfully good 
with two impressive performances, including the 
dismantling of my Philly squad on Monday Night 
Football. Fire leaves out the fact that Dallas beat 

the Pack in the NFC title game last year, mak- 
ing that seven straight wins versus Green Bay, 
including the last three years in the playoffs. 
When it's money time, the Pack have been no 
match. Are the Pack one of the favorites to 
go to the Super Bowl? Sure. However, Dal- 
las has to be the team to beat because they are 

Fire: Doomsday for Big D 

1. Dallas has the best offensive line m I 



the same 
way the 
were the 
team to 
beat go- 
ing into 
this year 
and the 
Bulls are 
going to 
be next 

to be an 
ing one, 
and sev- 
e r a 1 
as the 
But until 
the other 
29 teams 
in the 
NFL can 
claim to 
have as 
All -Pros 
on one 
team as 
and win 
three of 
the last 
four Su- 
p e r 
the Cow- 
boys are 
the team 




Staff ( Olumnist 

"How bout them Cowboys!" Once upon a 
time these words uttered by ex-Cowboy and cur- 
rent Dolphins Head Coach Jimmy Johnson meant 
something. As the Niners were the team of the 

'KOs, the 
been the 
team of 
the '9()s, 
ing an 
three Sj- 
per Bow I 
titles in 
the past 
f () u r 
a doubt 
the Dai- 
las Cow- 
boys of 
the last 
sent one 
of the 
best dy- 
in the 
of the 
For these 
f o u r 
was the 
team to 
beat HI 
the Nil. 
any dy- 
there is 
always a 


Although he is a proven passer, Aikman will two of his main targets 
this year: Jay Novacek and Michael Irvin (who was framed by the man). 


heading into the 1996 season. Don't forget, 
the 'Boys were supposed to be history two 
years ago after losing Alvin Harper and Ken 
Norton Jr But look what happened then 

Cowboys are experiencmg the decline this year. 
'I"hey no longer are the team to beat m the NF'L 

So why is Dallas no longer the team to beat? 
I've come up with five reasons: 

1. Dallas has the best offensive line in the 
NFL in Mark luinei, Nate Newton, Ray 
Donald.son, L^rry Allen and Erik Williams. I'he 
average age of Tunei, Newton and Donaldson 
IS 36. 

2. Emmitt Smith (9, 108 regular season rush- 
ing yards in seven seasons) is arguably the best 
running back ever, despite only being only 27 
years old. But, in seven seasons Emmitt has car- 
ried the ball 2,049 times. In the past three years, 
Smith has been injured seven times. 

3. Deon Sanders is a great athlete who is 
capable of playing both ways. Playing in over 
100 plays a game for an entire season will lake 
its toll on anybody. There is no way Primetinie 
can hold up. 

4. Michael Irvin returns after game five. 
Misery loves company. And trouble loves Irvin. 

5. Dallas still has four of the biggest stars in 
the game in Troy Aikman, Smith, Sanders and 
Irvin Free agency losses the last couple years 
have stripped the Cowboys of the de[)th that once 
made them so unbeatable. This past off-.season 
alone thev lost defensive tackle Russell Mary- 
land, cornerback Larry Brown and linebackers 
Robert Jones and Dixon Edwards. 

So if Dallas is no longer the team to beat, 
who is'.' Rejoice Cheeseheads, the Green Bay 
Packers are the team this year. Here are ihc 
reasons for that: 

1 . Brett Farve has emerged as the best quar- 
terback in the game. Some people, such as the 
Villanovan's Jon Klick, like to poke fun of the 
drug addiction Farve overcame this past off-sea- 
son. These naive football "fans" don't realize 
that it's not the painkillers that make Brett Farve 
the player he is, but rather it is his talent, his 
guts and his will to win. 

2. Edgar Bennett has become the reli.ible 
back ( 1,067 rushing yards last season) that thu 
Packers haven't had m quUc some Ume 

3 A very got>d defense is \cd by t\ic \~)est 
defensive line in the league 

4 Mike Holmgren is the IhsI head coach in 
the NFC There should be no question as to 
who would out-coach whom if the Packers urre 
to tace the Cowboys in a big game 

Holmgren, unlike Barry .Swit/er. v-ould 
know better to go for it on 4th ami I ttoni 
his own 29 111 .1 tie game late in the tourlh qu. li- 
ter Then again it was the liagles 

5. When Farve drops back to throw he has 
more options id throw to than anv other team in 
the league W uie receiver Robert Brooks (102 
receptions, 1,497 vartls. M IDs) ,uui light ciul 
Mark Chniuia aic two ot tin.- vcin best at their 

Throw in a niotivateti Kcilh Jackson, a 
speedy Antonio Treeni.m and Bennett and Farve 
can choose his poison 

Not many teams will heal (ireeii Bay at all 
this year. Just ask Tampa B.iv and I'hilly (ireen 
Bav is the team to beat. 

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Major changes needed for 
Birds to fly in NFC East 



h Jilor -in-i hu'f 

ROkay, I'll admit it. I'm a 
hot and cold fan, but, by God, 
Nas a Philadclphian, it's my 
birth riiiht to enter and exit the 
bandwagon whenever I see 
Elit Unlike those New York 
weenies who are always so 
R proud .ibout sticking with the 
(i-Men even when they stink, 
we have the lienetit ot sensi- 

When our team is in the toilet, we 
don't have to swim with them. We 
don't feel the need to fill a stadium 
for a game that nobody cares about 
just to prove our fidelity to a national 
television audience. We get to stay at 
home, save 40 bucks and watch a gcn^d 

So let it be known that I have ab- 
solutely no trouble s.iying the Birds 
are going to win the NFC East one 
week and starting the "Bring Back 
Buddy' cheer the next. But, with that 
said, I'm not ready to jump ship just 
vet; however, there are some major 

changes that need to be made in the 
wake of the Packers fiasco 

First of all, make Bobby Hoying 
the quarterback. He's the only guy on 
the depth chart that can throw any 
route longer than a H) yard square out 
Rodney's got a candy arm, and ly s 
not much better. Reports out of camp 
said that Hoying's got a rifle, so you 
might as well use him 

Now many people will say that its 
too early to concede the season just to 
get the rookie some work, but playing 
Hoying IS not blowing off the year. 
This team's offense was never sup- 
posed to focus on the quarterback any- 
way. But, as It stands now. Offensive 
Coordinator John (}ruden is not will- 
ing to call any plays to open the game 
up because Peete doesn't have the arm 
strength. Hoying can hand off as well 
as anyone else, and he gives the team 
some other options. And when Ricky 
Watters is playing like he played Mon- 
day night, the Eagles definitely need 
more options 

Now I'm as big a tan as any of 
Ricky's unfounded arrogance, but 
there has to be a limit. The guy wasn't 
even hit hard when he put the ball on 
the ground in the first half. Watters 
carries the ball with one hand more 

often than not, ala Walter Payton, but 
Ricky, Sweetness you are not. 

Watters has fumbled the ball 17 
times in the last 34 games, and, as 
important as he is in the offense, those 
turnovers end up destroying the Eagles 
game plan 

When you take the run out of a sys- 
tem that doesn't have any long pat- 
terns, you're limited to three yard 
gains on tight end drags and curls. 
That's not going to win any games for 
you. Hire John Riggins or something 
to teach this guy how to run and carry 
the ball at the same time. 

That should take care of the of- 
fense. On defense, the only glaring 
problem is the perpetual face guard- 
ing that goes on in the secondary. On 
at least two of Favre's TD pa.sses, the 
Eagles coverage was perfect. 

In fact, on one of them there was a 
double team, but our guys never turned 
around to see the ball, and we got 
burned. Especially when there's back- 
up, the corners have got to turn and 
make a play. 

With these changes in place, the 
Birds should easily handle Detroit this 
week, if they don't, then I'm sure I 
can catch a bandwagon heading in the 
direction of Pittsburgh. 

Composite Schedule for Home Games 

Sat. Sept. 14 

Football vs. Delaware i p.m. 

Sun. Sept. 15 

Field Hockey vs. Pennsylvania i p.m. 

Wed. Sept. 18 

Field Hockey vs. T .afayette 7 p.m. 

Little League field of dreams 
found at Baseball Hall of Fame 


Staff Column I SI 

Every American kid should have 
the opportunity to play Little Ixague 
Baseball Here aspiring II and 12- 
year-olds can actually act their age in 
times in which it is often too hard for 
them to do This is where they learn 
how to tag up on a fly ball, how to lay 
down a bunt and how to lay off of 
those high ones In Little I x'ague kids 
form their first friendships and take 
home memories that will be forever 
etched in their heads 

I went through this American 
ritual I learned all of the fundamen- 
tals of the game And when my friends 
and I get together we still argue about 
who hit the most home runs In my 
first year of Little Ixague I was taught 
how to pet along with mv teammates, 
even the ones of whom I wasn't too 
fond I quickly learned how to |ust 
walk awav after one of those masked 
men behind the plate punched me out 
on a called strike three. I was taught 
by my first Little league coach, the 
stoic and famed I^tuis Presutti. 

In contemporary society, however, 
something that is good ultimately be- 
comes the source of much trouble 
Today, Little lAague is fraught with 
the problem of winning at all ct>sts, 
largely due to the parents of the play 
ers. Overbearing parents place so 
much pressure on their children to 
perform that these voungsters often 
balk al the iiiea of having bin on the 
diamond P.trenis have taken the game 
away from Ihe kids 

There slill is a iioslalgicplace 
where everything with baseball is 
right. Cooperstown, NY. home ol the 
National Baseball I lall of Fame -With 
its small town ambiance, Cooperstown 

lends itself to the amity and enjoyment 
of the game What better place to be 
the site of the newly constructed 
Cooperstown Dreams Park, Home of 
the American Youth Baseball Hall of 
Fame, founded by my very own Little 
Ix^ague coach, Mr. Presutti'.' 

"Oxiperstown Dreams Park emu- 
lates the camaraderie in ba.seball as it 
was meant to be," said Presutti from 
his office in North Carolina. It is here 
where 11 and 12-year-old teams from 
across the nation can escape the poi- 
son that surrounds baseball t{>day It 
is here where the environment brings 
back the companionship that is sup- 
posed to be involved in this great 
game. It is here where ba.seball is 
again fun. 

This July, 2,4(K) bright-eyed chil- 
dren came to Cooperstown to experi- 
ence what one coach called "the ex- 
perience of a lifetime " Teams from 
^2 states plaved the (iame here for 
four weeks, with a tournament being 
held each week lliere was one cham- 
pion at the end of each week Teams 
staved in the 25 c.ibins that were con- 
structed on the facilitv, all of them 
adorned by a blown up three foot tall 
baseball card of the Hall of Famer thev 
were named after. The games were 
played on numerous fields constmcted 
solelv for the tournament 

These teams were the best al their 
level Numerous outstanding perfor- 
mances were recorded, including two 
perfect games, seven game winning 
home runs (lour grand slams), and two 
triple plavs One team recorded three 
shut outs in one dav and one remark 
able plaver had fifteen home runs in 
only I 1 games 

Alter the tournament, every player 
and co.ich who participated was in 
iliu ted into Ihe American Youth 

ball Hall of Fame and received a Hall 
of Fame ring. 

The to this first year was 
(werwhelming. The friendships, the 
memories and the unity that were pro- 
duced at this magical place is what 
Little Ixague baseball is all about. 
After all the games were over and it 
was time to go home, one coach said 
that his team and the parents "all 
looked at each other with tears in 
[their] eyes." Another coach said sim- 
ply that the "entrance to the park 
brought me to tears." 

After the tournament, Presutti re- 
ceived numerous letters of apprecia- 
tion Ix'tters from parents and coaches 
thanking him for the oppxirtunity to be 
a part of this unique and wonderful 
extravaganza. Next year more teams 
and more games will be added to in- 
clude more players and coaches that 
want to be a part of this 

Cooperstown Dreams Park is truly 
a "dream." What could be more ex- 
citing for a 12-year-old than to play 
against kids from all over the country 
on fields that rival Fenway Park? 
What could be more of a dream to a 
12 year-old than being inducted into 
the Hall of Fame and receiving a com- 
memorative ring? 

Cooperstown Dreams Park, how- 
ex er, is more than |ust about the rings 
and Ihe countless records that were .set. 
It is about the kids. The experiences 
thev shared with one another and the 
friendships they formed by staying in 
the cabins is what will be brought 
home with them Thev learned what 
I learned in Little League Thev 
learned about life All of this just from 
playing baseball All of this started 
with a man who professed, "Life, like 
baseball, must be coached." 


Ricky "Fumbling" Watters. Hold on to the ball? For who? For what? 

Women's tennis 
opens season with 
experienced squad 


Stuff Reporter 

The women's tennis team began its 
two-month fall schedule this week. 
Under second-year Head Coach Bob 
Batman and Assistant Head Coach 
Steve ReinigcT, the team expects to 
improve on its overall record from 
year, .S-17 This year's team has a 
good outlook. Batman feels that with 
continued hard work and commitment, 
the team will improve mentally, physi- 
cally and fundamentally. 

Ideally, the team wants to improve 
on its overall performance. Fhis, in 
turn, should produce a better record 
However, there will be many keys to 
yielding a better record. Sophomore 
sensation Julie Bonner duplicate 
or improve on her team high 17-7 
record ( oach Batman envisions "her 
to be the team leader." 

"We needed to gain more depth in 
the fourth, fifth and sixth spots this 

year," said Coach Batman. 

He is looking to find this depth 
from among Cliristina (senior), 
Kara Main (senior). Katie O'Brien 
(freshman) and Kathryn Farrell (fresh- 
man). Main and Gra.sso are also the 
Co-Captains of this year's team 
(ira.sso's season is up in the air, how- 
ever. She is presently out with an in 
jury and her return for the season is 

The roster also includes returning 
letter winners Dorothy Bellock, a 
sophomore coming off a notable .S-IZ 
year, junior standouts Meg Daniels 
and Ashley Pagana and sophomore 
Ciina Ren/elli. With an influx of new 
talent, the already strong roster and the 
challenging Division I schedule, the 
Ixidy Wildcats look to have a promi.s- 
ing season ahead of them 

The team is in West Virginia this 
weekend competing in a lournamenl 
During the week thev will travel to 
Delaware on Tuesday and West 
Chester on Thursday. 

September 13, 1996 


Page 31 






Women's soccer starts Big East season with loss 


Stuff Refxirtfr 

The women's soccer team ((1-2, 
I ) played well last week, but unfortu- 
nately suffered two one-goal defeats, 
losing 1-0 to No. 25 James Madison 
in overtime and falling 2- 1 to Big Last 
toe Boston College. 

The Cats opened their season at 
home on Sept. 4 agaiiisl a James Madi- 
son team that held a national ranking, 
and the Cats showeii thai thev belong 
with the better teams in the country. 

The first halt started slowly for the 
Cats, but this cj^n be attributed to the 
fact that 'Nova only had a shortened 
exhibition game against an over- 
matched Fordham team to use as 

"James Madison coming into play 
us had played UNC, No. 2 in the coun- 
try or tied for No. 1 in the country, 
they played Penn State who is also a 
very prestigious team," .said junior 
defender Beth McCaffery. "Basically, 
(the J ML) game] was our first game 
and to step into a game at that level is 
hard to do." 

Villanova quickly raised its level 
of play and started controlling the 
tempo of the game, winning balls off 
of goal kicks, throw-ins and 
goaltender punts. Both teams had 

chances to put the ball in tiie net, but 
errant shots and timely goaltending 
kept the game for all of regu- 

In the first half of tfie (wertime, Vil- 
lanova got the better of the play and 
came up with senile outstanding scor- 
ing chances, but could not convert. 
The final 1.5 minutes of overtime was 
basically even and sophomore 
goaltender Jeanne Hennessy kept il 
that way for the Cats when she made 
a tremendous diving save on a direct 
kick at the 6;52 mark. Three minutes 
later, though, James Madison 
launched a hard left-footed shot 
headed for the upper righl corner of 
the Nova net that Hennessy managed 
to get a hand on, but the tailing shot 
was so well placed that it deflected off 
of the post and in. The final minutes 
saw James Madison keep the ball 
away from Villanova and pull out the 

On Saturday, the Cats opened their 
Big Hast season with revenge on their 
minds as they took on a physical Bos- 
ton College team that had knocked 
them off last year, 2-1, in Boston. 
Nine minutes into the game, Villanova 
took the lead 1-0 when forward Maura 
McGhee beat the BC goaltender one- 
on-one after receiving a pass from jun- 
ior midfielder Molly Bushman. The 

lead was short-liyed, though, as Bos 
ton College answered back ,^() seconds 
later with a goal of its own The game 
remained lied until Ihe 14:45 mark ot 
the second halt when Ihe I'agles tound 
the net again. For the remainder of 
the game, the Wildcats could not man- 
age to find the ecjuali/ing tally, despite 
.1 luimber of good scoring opportuni- 
ties In freshman Kathleen Roman. 

"(Roman) was just piling through 
people, " said McCaffery, who had to 
watch from the sideline because ol an 
injured calf. "(The ball] just wasn't 
going in the net." 

The Wildcats are not worried about 
the 0-2 start, because they feel that 
they can lie successful the rest of the 
Big Last season by taking it one game 
at a lime. 

"We have a lot of individual tal- 
ent," said co-captain Kara 
Stanislawczyk. "I think it's just go- 
ing to take time to come together." 

The Cats will look to gain confi- 
dence outside the conference as they 
head to Virginia today for a game 
against George Washington and an- 
other t»ne tomorrow with Virginia. 

George Washington is a team that 
the Wildcats should beat, but no game 
can be taken lightly in a sport that is 
often decided by one or two key plays. 
Virginia is currently the No. S team in 

the nation This game should be an C als are able to convert their good 
extremely tough assignment for Head scoring chances into goals, they are 
Coach Chamberlain "s squad, but if the capable of pulling off the upset 

Boxing fans are KO 'd again 


Assistant Sports Editor 

They say that a sucker is born ev- 
ery minute. There was somewhere 
between 1.2 and 1.3 million of them 
last Saturday night. TTiat is the num- 
ber of buys Showtime expected to gel 
of its pay-per-view telecast of the 
Bruce Seldon/Mike Ty.son fight. At a 
minimum of $39.95 per purchase, it 
is not even necessary to do the math 
in order to figure out the disgusting 
amount of money that was made off 
of that pathetic di.splay. 

I was one of the countless dupes 
that gathered to watch the spectacle 
that wa.s about to unfold. No one re- 
ally expected to .see a good fight. The 
simple fact is that everyone is in awe 
of "Iron Mike," hoping to see one of 
best of all-time at the top of his game. 
No one could dismi,ss the possibility 
that he would crush his opponent by 
landing countless bombs in the first 
round, but the general consensus here 
was that this one would probably go a 
few rounds. Even if it didn't, we 
would have seen the best fighter in the 
world at his best for a few seconds. 

It didn't happen. Tyson never had 
to go to work. In.stead, what the world 
saw was Seldon flopping around on 
the canvas on his stomach like a 
beached whale He did not crumple 
to the mat from a barrage unleashed 
by Ty.son. It appeared that he was 
rarely hit at all. He was ficwred the 
second time by, at most, a glancing 
elbow to the top of the head on a punch 
where Tyson swung through That 
was it for Seldon. The 9,464 in atten- 

dance screamed "fix." Certainly 
something was amiss. 

Yes, Seldon was a 22-1 underdog. 
But he was also an alleged champion, 
holding the WBA belt at the time. A 
look at the tale of the tape reveals that 
he is even more of a physical speci- 
men than Tyson, holding an advantage 
in height, weight, reach and virtually 
every other category. 

Most importantly, he is supposed 
to be a professional boxer. Maybe you 
or I would have folded at the sight of 
Mike Tyson, but this is supposed to 
be Seldon 's job. He was paid $5 mil- 
lion for his brief appearance. He was 
supposed to give the best boxer in the 
world his best effort. 

if he went out and was soundly 
beaten by Tyson in one round then that 
would have been fine. He would have 
done all that he could. It is clear, how- 
ever, that this is not what took place. 
Tyson didn't beat him, 
did. The question is what it was that 
made Seldon put on his brief theatri- 
cal performance. 

Those who promoted the fight will 
tell you that it was fear. I beg to dif- 
fer. Most Ty.son opponents are over- 
come with nerves, but they .still man- 
age to put up some brief form of re- 
sistance, however futile it may be 
Frank Bruno lasted three rounds. 
Even the infamous Peter McNeeley 
managed to land a few punches. He 
was trying to win. Seldon was not. 
He was going down in the first The 
outcome was predetermined. 

A handful of people made a lot of 
money Saturday night, and I was not 
one of them. We all knew boxing was 
a shady business, but I never realized 

just how bad it was until now. Its capi- 
tal is the .seediest of cities, Liis Vegas. 
It is presided over by a man with a 
dark past, the eminent Don King. He 
of the eraser head started his career as 
a hustler in the 196()s. He fit the de- 
scription more literally then, working 
as a numbers runner. It was during 
this lime that he killed a man, but the 
charge was manslaughter and he 
served only four years. I'm all for 
second chances, but he's had more 
than his share. He's been the subject 
of three grand jury probes and a FBI 
sting. He went to trial in 19H5 for tax 
evasion and again last year for a falsi- 
fied wire transfer, to the tune of 
$350,000. This is the man who has 
ruled boxing for over 20 years. Virtu- 
ally every big-time fight has his fin- 
gerprints on it. As King is fond of 
saying of his rise to the top, "only in 

Regardless of whether you think 
that Seldon actually took a dive or not, 
the situation certainly warrants an in- 
vestigation, but don't hold your breath. 
Tlie powers that be don't want that 
They all got paid. So, we will just 
have to sit back and take it. again. 

So start saving your money for 
Tyson's Nov. 9 clash with Hvander 
Holyfield. This is intriguing because 
Holyfield, who is not aligned with 
King, has integrity. Maybe he can 
provide Tyson with a challenge, 
maybe not. He will show us his best, 
regardless. It's just too bad that the 
fight is about five years too late and 
that Holyfield will bring his heart 
problem with him He will have to 
risk his life in order to challenge the 



Brian Finneran 


Brian had 8 catches for 
159 yards and one touch- 
down in the Wildcats' romp 

of UMass. It was the 

second week that he broke 

the ISO-yard mark. 

The Villanovan 's 

iletes of the W( 

J ^^■^ — ■—■• 



Megan O'Brien 


Megan compiled 75 
kills, 10 aces and 92 digs 

in the team's first six 

games of the season. So 

far this season, the team 

has amassed a 3-3 record. 




The women battled all the way, but dropped two tight matches to top- 
ranked teams. 

Gridiron Action! 

Come watch the Wildcats take on 
No. 6 Delaware 
Saturday 1 p.m. * 

Despite key losses, 
men's cross country 
looks to compete 


Stuff Reporter 

This year's men's cross-country 
team is expected to be competitive 
once again, both in the always domi 
nant Big Hast Conference and nation- 
ally Coach John Marshall is expect 
ing all he possibly can from his team 
this year. The team fared well in the 
conference last year, but il will be verv 
difficult to mount a serious run al the 
title this year because of lack of expe- 
rience TTieir goal, however, is to win 
the conference title and then place well 
in the nationals. 

This year's team is verv young, but 
also very talented. They are led by 
fifth-year seniors Steve Mazur and 
Steve Howard These two athletes will 
have to pick up where departed run 
ners such as Ken Na.son and Kevin 
( hristiani left off. Howard is pres- 
ently fighting off a serious foot injury, 
but he should return later in the sea 
son. This means that the leadership of 
Ma/ur will be counted on in the be- 
ginning of the season in order to get 
the other runners to perform better 

Ihe rest of the crew includes jun 
lor (iabricl Soto, who transferred last 
vear from Southwest Icxas State, and 
sophomores Oisin Crowley. Coulby 
Dunn. Brock Butler and Rich Morris 

The new Ireshmen runners are 
Cory Smith, who was a 199.5 Foot- 
locker Cross Country Championship 
qualifier, and Scott Tantino, who is a 
local runner who placed eighth al the 
I9<M Pennsylvania State Cross-Coun- 
Irv Championships. Tantino also won 
the k>(Klm al last year's Stale Outdoor 

The freshmen are not usually 
counted on lo score much because of 
the difficult transition from high 
school to big-lime f^ivisioii I compe- 
tilion, but it they mature fast enough, 
they will be counted on Most of the 
scoring, Marshall hopes, will come 
from Ihe uppercla.ssmen running close 
together, since there is no real top run- 
ner on the team. 

As they prepare for the season, thev 
will have the Big I-ast Championships 
as their goal. The meets early in the 
season will tell them where thev will 
stand when Ihe conference meet rolls 
around. The Big East meet will also 
get the team ready for Ihe nationals in 
Arizona The NCAA qualifying meet 
is also always a key tune because Ihe 
Wildcats are always there If this team 
IS going to be there and make any 
noise the they will need Iheir young- 
sters to step up and their seniors to be 
well-prepaied le.iders. * 

Page 32 



September 13. 1996 




Cats pounce UMass in home opener 


Sports Editor 

In 1^>M1, a year which saw VUl- 
anova go 10-2 and capture the Yankee 
Conference title, the Wildcats beat 
Boston University 56-6 in the fifth 
week of the season. That would be 
the last time the Cats would score 50 
points against an opponent until they 
took on the University of Massachu- 
setts this past Saturday, whipping the 
Minutemen 50-14 in front of 6,207 
laiis at Villanova Stadium 

"This was a confidence builder," 
said Head Coach Andy 1 alley, hold- 
ing what has become his trademark 
victory cigar. "We needed to come 
out and get a win here." 

Ihe Wildcats made sure of Talley's 
wish early, unleashing offensively on 
UMas,s, connecting for touchdowns on 
two of their first three possessions. 
From these first couple of offensive 
onslaughts, the Cats would cruise the 
rest of the way. By the end of the half 
they would have a comfortable 36-6 

Ihe duo of quarterback Clint Park 
and wideout Brian Finneran once 
again fueled 'Nova's fury. After hav- 
ing career performances against 
Rutgers a week before, both players 
would come close to repeating their 
feats against the Minutemen. 

Even though he sat out most of the 
second half with Villanova holding an 
insurmontable lead. Park was 11 of 21 
with 153 yards and two touchdowns 
in the game. More importantly. Park 
threw only one interception against 
Massachusetts. It was evident early 
that Park, after throwing five picks 
against Rutgers a week earlier, had 
regained his confidence against 

"My job in this offense is to sit 
back and take what they give me, not 
try to make too many things happen," 

said Park. 

On the receiving end of many of 
Park's passes was All-America can- 
didate Finneran, who collected 159 
yards and one touchdown on eight 
catches. It was the second week in a 
row that the junior broke the 150 yard 

Ihe running game was also effec- 
tive for the Wildcats, as starting half- 
back Curtis Sifford gained 93 yards 
with two touchdowns on 18 carries be- 

Scoring Summary 

First Quarter 

VU-Sifford 4 run (Kiefer kick) 
VU--Sifford 6 pass from Park 
(Kiefer kick) 

Second Quarter 
UM--Clark 44 pass from Catterton 
(kick failed) 

VU--Bri Finneran 35 pass from 
Park (Kiefer kick) 
VU--Turner safety (bUKked punt) 
VU-Kiefer 46 field goal 
VU-Kiefer 22 field goal 
VU-Cowsette 1 run (Kiefer kick) 

Third Quarter 
UM--Brockington 38 run 
(Brockington run) 
VU— Cowsette 18 pass from 
Boden (Kiefer kick) 

Fourth Quarter 
VU-Golemi 4 run (Kiefer kick) 

fore giving way to sophomore Todd 
Golemi in the second half. The pro- 
ductivity of the ground game gave 
'Nova the balanced attack which kept 
the UMass defense on its heels. 

"This team this year has done an 
excellent job of changing its look on 
the field," said Finneran. "We have 
an excellent running attack and an 
excellent passing attack." 

The Wildcats would set the tone for 














quarterback Clint Park ha.s looked confident so far this season in 
the team's revised West Coast offense. 

victory early and often in the first half. 
On the second play from .scrimmage. 
Park would complete a play-action 
pass to Brian Finneran cutting across 
the middle. Finneran then galloped up 
the sideline for a 56-yard gain. Park 
would complete two more passes dur- 
ing the five play, 84-yard, 1:02 open- 
ing drive, eventually setting up a 4- 
yard touchdown run by Sifford. 

After the Minutemen muffed a punt 
which Villanova recovered on the 
UMass 49-yard line, the Wildcat of- 
fense would go the rest of way for 
another quick score. Sifford would 
tally his second TD off a 6-yard screen 
pass from Park, giving 'Nova a 14-0 

"[UMass] made some first-game 
mistakes and hurt themselves and we 
capitalized on them," said Talley. 

The Wildcats would score five 
more times before the half was 
through, collecting three touchdowns, 
a safety and two field goals, includ- 
ing a career-high 46-yard boot by 
Mark Kiefer. 

With a 30-point lead heading into 
the locker room, the Cats had victory 
well within their grasp. 

Not to be overlooked in the game 
was the defensive play of the Wild- 
cats. Facing a Minutemen rushing 
offense that led all of 1-AA last year, 
'Nova allowed only 172 yards on 42 
carries, holding All-America candi- 
date running back Frank Alessio un- 
der 100 yards for the day. 

Not only did the defense shut down 
the Minutemen, but it also was able 
to force some key turnovers. In 
UMass' opening drive, Wildcat safety 
Deon Jackson was able to jump on a 
fumble at 'Nova's 3-yard line, turn- 
ing away what appeared to be an easy 
touchdown for UMass. 

The defensive line, which kept 
pressure on quarterback Anthony 
Catterton with four sacks, also forced 
two turnovers, including an intercep- 
tion and 24-yard return by Nate 
Mclntyre that would set up a Villanova 
field goal. 


Rumiiiig back Curtis Sifford coBccted 9i jta4» aad two toudidewBS 
against UMass, maldng up iiairortiie tMlaaccd Wildcat offensive attaclL 

The Minutemen were able to mus- 
ter just two scores against Villanova, 
one coming off a 44-yard pass from 
Catterton to Doug Clark in the sec- 
ond quarter and the other off a 38-yard 
run by Ron Brockington after the 
game was well out of reach. 

With Villanova in command of the 
game by haiftime, the only 4}uestion 
unanswered when the Cats came out 

of the locker room was whether they 
could eclipse the 28-ycar-old team 
record of 63 points in a game. With 
most of the starters out, 50 would be 
all they could get. Fifty, however, 
would be more than enough for the 

"This was a fairly complete game 
I tiuBk we played," concluded Talley, 
now with his victory cigar finally lit. 

Men's soccer capture first win 


Staff Reporter 

The Wildcats captured their first 
victory of the season last Sunday, de- 
feating Big rival Seton Hall, 3-2 
Starting its Big East competition with 
a win was a great boost for the team. 

The Cats' offense was on the at- 
tack early in the contest, scoring l.'S 
minutes into the first half on a penalty 
kick by senior Paul Miraglia. The 
Wildcats would not score again until 
the second half, scoring at the .'i5 and 
67 minutes marks. Senior Co-Cap- 
tain Jay Sommer and fellow senior Jon 
Correll each tallied one of these two 
goals. For the game, junior defense- 
man James Corcoran compiled two 
assists. The Wildcats would find 
themselves with a commanding 3-0 

The Pirates, however, would not 
depart without leaving a trace of their 
footprints For a moment, the Cats' was stumbling to regain con- 
trol after Seton Hall's Frank Collado 
scored two goals to cut the Wildcats' 
lead to one The Wildcat, on 
attack most of the game while keep- 
ing the Pirates fr(>m scoring in the first 
half, was able to regain composure late 
in the match to maintain the 3-2 vic- 
tory. Corcoran had an outstanding 
performance on defense, doing every- 
thing that was needed to keep the op 
ponent from scoring Both Corcoran 
and senior Mike Paskey attacked the 
Pirates, especially in the last 20 min- 
utes of the game, toward off any Seton 
Hall scoring threats For his efforts. 
Head Coach I^irry Sullivan named 
Corcoran player of the game 

"Corcoran did things that he never 
did before, which was needed to be 

victorious," said Sullivan. "He at- 
tacked the opponent from all direc- 
tions, especially in the second half." 

Goalie Matt Westfall was also a 
major defensive force, saving 18 shots. 
In the last three games, Westfall has 
been stellar, collecting a total of 36 

"[Westfall] had a great perfor- 
mance," said Sullivan. 

Now that Villanova 's record stands 
at 1 - 1 - 1 , Coach Sullivan is looking to 
build his team by improving its ball 

movement and playing more skillful 
soccer instead of physical soccer. 

"We want to take better care of the 
ball and play a little more soccer," sjiid 

The Cats' .schedule this week in- 
cludes two away contests, one on Sept. 
14 at Syracuse and another at Provi- 
dence on Sept. 20. The Wildcats will 
not return home until Sept. 25, when 
they take on UPenn. 'Nova will be 
looking to improve its record against 
all three of these tough opponents. 


The men's soccer team got off to a stmni; conference start by defeating Bif! 
F^st foe Seton Hall. 


Dole's speech attacks the 'bad boys' 


Edilor-inC 'hwf 

Republican presidential candidate 
Bob Dole unveiled his proposals for 
fighting crime during a speech in the 
University's Jake Nevin Field House 
on Monday. 

The University distributed 1,350 
tickets to students, faculty and staff, 
but about 20 of those with tickets were 
turned away at the door by the fire 
marshall because the Dole/Kemp 
campaign did not leave the full num- 
ber of seats available for University 
use that it had promised, according to 
Randy Farmer, director of Student 

After a reception in the Severance 
Room that was attended by 13 Repub- 
lican governors, vice presidential can- 
didate Jack Kemp, Dole and some 
University administrators, the gover- 
nors were introduced as they entered 
the field house. 

The governors in attendance were 
Fife Symington of Arizona, Terry 
Branstad of Iowa, Bill Graves of Kan- 
sas, John Engler of Michigan, Steve 
ill of New Hampshire, George 
Pataki of New York, Christine Todd 
WJhll^an ^ New icntyi George 
Vfeinovidi of Olbi»iftm^if0ttit%0i 
Oklahcwwa, Lincoin AJwiood of Rfaadg 
Island, Tommy TliompsfHi of Wiscon- 
sin, Tom Ridge of Pennsylvania and 
Connecticut's John Rowland, a 1979 
graduate of the University. Former 
Secretary of Education William 
Bennett also took part in the event. 

Ridge opened the presentation as 
the host governor. "Thank you for that 
great Villanova welcome," he said. "It 
is our honor to host you on such an 
important day for Pennsylvanians and 

In his introduction. Ridge de- 
scribed Dole as a man "whose com- 
mitment to fight crime is real, not rhe- 
torical. America needs Bob Dole." 

The governor continued by saying 
that no one is immune to the problem 
of crime in this country. "Criminals 

are stealing our freedoms. We have a 
right to live without fear." Ridge 
claimed that the current administra- 
tion, under the leadership of President 
Bill Clinton, has done little to stem 
the rising tide of crime in America. 
"Presidential talk is no substitute for 
presidential action." 

To support this claim. Ridge said 
that, during the past four years, drug 
use has risen in the U.S., while pros- 
ecutions for drug crimes have fallen 
since 19^2. "The face of crime in 
America is the face of children . . . 
Our kids are the users, the predators 
and the victims. Democrats have ig- 
nored them, but America cannot; Bob 
Dole will not." 

Ridge said Clinton's failure has 
forced governors to lead the fight 
against crime. "We need a crime fight- 
ing partner in Washington, DC. We 
need Bob Dole and Jack Kemp." 

Ridge then introduced Kemp who 
received a standing ovation. "It's nice 
to be here in the basketball capital of 
the United States," he said, but then 
added "I said the same thing at 

Kemp, who is known primarily for 
his supply-side economic beliefs, said 
a strong economy cannot exist with- 

^OUL AJtNMM 4iiMWWMMtS^ fay||_ in ] )i,s 

view, vmgjr <SnHimfflfies1u« cunei^y 
in a "crisis of despair" because of the 
lack of opportunities that exist in ur- 
ban areas. 

This dearth of opportunities is 
worsened by the rampant crime that 
is commonplace in these communi- 
ties, according to Kemp. "A lot of 
politicians are all too often wrong in 
this debate about crime." He said that 
crime is not only the result of poverty, 
as Democrats suggest, nor does it 
come from a lack of punishment, as 
Republicans suggest, but instead from 
"wrong moral choices." What is 
needed is "the hope of opportunity 
with the certainty of punishment," he 

In conclusion, Kemp introduced 
Dole as the man necessary in this "war 

V .- : 'y 


Stndcnts welci 


Dale and Kemp with waving flags and cheers. 




Dole lays down the law against criminals in his address on campus Monday. 


and battle for (he bearts and minds of 
our young people." 

Dole opened his remarks saying his 
wife Elizabeth still talks about her 
experience as the 1991 commence- 
ment speaker at the University. He 
went on to describe her as one of the 
most talented people he knows. "In 
fact, she's so talented, Eleanor 
Roosevelt's trying to reach her," he 

He opened the policy portion of his 
.speech focusing on his plan to cut 
taxes. This plan calls for a 15 percent 
tax cut and a $500 per child tax credit 
for low and middle income families 
"This is a Main Street tax cut, not a 
Wall Street tax cut," he said. 

"The point here, and it's a point our 

opponents keep forgetting, is that it's 
your money. You shouldn't have to 
apologize for wanting to keep more 
of what you earn. The government 
should apologize for taking too much 
of it," said Dole. 

Moving into his crime prop<isal. 
Dole said, "The program 1 am an- 
nouncing today is to combat drugs and 
violent crime. Some may think these 
are two separate issues, drugs and vio- 
lent crime. But the simple fact is that 
drug abuse, particularly among young 
people, leads to more criminal activ- 
ity, and that criminal activity leads to 
violent crime" 

Dole said the situation has only 
grown worse during the Clinton Ad- 
ministration whose policies on crime 

fighting he described as a "liberal liv- 
ing-laboratory of leniency " He con 
tinued saying that "the president talks 
about being tough on crime. But, as 
with so much else that his adminis- 
tration does, his actions tell a differ- 
ent story than his words. He talks like 
Dirty Harry but acts like Barney Fife." 

Clinton has weakened crime fight- 
ing in the US by appointing "liberal" 
judges wht) "have become notorious 
nationwide for bending the law in or- 
der to let criminals go free." accord- 
ing to Dole 

The war on drugs has also been 

abandoned hv Clinton, said Dole He 

said Clinton uses the strategy "speak 

loudly but carry a small stick or prob- 

(( (intinufd on pui^c ?) 

Villanova still reigns as best 
in the region, says US News 


Staff Rrporicr 

Once again, the University was 
ranked number one among regional 
universities in the North in the l'W6 
edition of l/S Nfv\\ and World 
Report's (iuide to Colleges The 
school has achieved this standing ev- 
ery year the survey has been published 
except one 

Villanova's engineering program 
ranked 1 1th in the nation among uni 
versitics that have separate engineer 
ing schools but do not offer a doctoral 
program in engineering 

The maga/ine collects data tor its 
rankings through a 22-page survey 
which gathers information from the 
FnrollmenI Management Office. .Ad 
mi.ssi(ms and the vice president toi 
Academic Affairs SAT scores and 
class rank of accepted students, the 
number of applications received, in 
formation on faculty education and 
salary, class size, tuition costs, aid 
given to students and the number of 
minority and international students are 
all measured by the survey 

Surveys such as the one used by 
I'S News and World Reports are often 
published by magazines and college 
guides. TTic Rev. William McGuire. 

S A , dean of Enrollment Manage 
mcnt, who is responsible for gather 
ing much of the information for these 
questionnaires, said, "Of all the sur 
veys we receive, this one has the most 
f(x:used questions. It is lengthy and te 
dious, but the nature of the questions 
make it easv to understand." 

Not only did the school receive the 
lop overall ranking, it was also rated 
number one in academic reputation for 
regional schools 

According to McCniire. this stanti 
ing IS voted on bv presidents anil deans 

01 admissions from the othei regional 
universities and shows that Villanova 
IS known as an outstanding school, 
which can Ix' verv import, ml when stu 
dents are looking for jobs 

While the University has a 
recruiting base- students come from 
4K out of the SO states- it is not con 
sidcred a national university because 
It d(K's not have enough doctoral pro 

Villanova is very focused on be- 
ing an undergraduate teaching insli 
tiite instead of a rese.irch tacililv, so 
we do not see ourselves becoming a 
national universilv." said McCiiiire 

The high r.mkings u'ceivi<l hv the 
school help to increase its visihililv 
among potential sliulents While it 
may not be .i deciilmg factor when 
choosing a college. McOiiire said llu 
numbers mav be imporlaiil to parents 
"so that they can be sure they .ire mak 
ing a good investment with their 

(^ther benefits of tliesmvcv .ire that 
it establishes the University as a i|ual 
ity academic institution and provides 
a positive reinforcement "When you 
are recogni/ed externally, it helps you 
to know what you are doing is on 
tilt riulil track. " siiid McCniite 

i lie niaga/iiie ranks national iini 
versifies and liberal arts colleges, re- 
gional universities .md colleges ,inil 
priilessional schools Other schools m 
Ihe North legion which received high 
ratings include Providence, Fairfield. 
1 oyola of Maryland, Scranton and 
Rochester Institute of Technology 


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September 20. 1996 


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This WEEK 

Editorials 06 

Patterson 07 

Features 14 

Entertainment ....20 

Sports 30 

Klicks Korner 34 

Events planned for Homecoming 1996 I Colleges put vending contract under scrutiny 


l'iitttrsoii\ fed up with voter 
aputhv, but v*ho reiillv cares? 
ANo, in the wake of the hiy 
Dole visit On the Mare explains 
why he knows more about 
lampai^nin^ than the paid 
professionals. He complains 
that not enough students ^»X lo 
see the speech, but he's really 
just bitter that he was too ia^y 
to wake up and get tickets. 
Finally. Ann explains why she 
and Fori Spelling won't be 
hanging out anytime soon. 


There's a new sheriff in town. 
Find out new judicial affairs 
big wig Tom DeMarco's 
positions on hooliganism. 
Check out the new weekly 
column by UNIT; it's some of 
the best fiction you'll find 
anywhere outside The New 
Yorker. What? No WXVU 
article this week? There must 
have been some sort of 
oversight, but we'll get to the 
bottom of it. 


Slujl HtpoiUi 

I'hf beginning of this year's home 
coming will be Nov. 1. Alumni and 
sliuicnts can partake in activities 
through Nov.2, with the lootball game 
as the main draw The Wildcats will 
lace Rhode Island University at 1 :()() 
p 111 in Villanova Stadium. 

With over 1. *i,(KK) alumni allendiiig, 
homecoming is the sccornl largest 
event on campus, next to Commence- 
ment There is an array ol activities 
tui both voung and old Due to pmb- 
lems during the ''■)2 homecoming, a 
special task iorce was created lo bet- 
ter orgam/e these activities. In order 
to accommodate most alumni, the task 
force has recognized that there are 
three different types of alumni. 

Tor the most recent alumni, .icliv i- 
iRs will be centered around seeing old 
classmates and irieruls that still attend 
(tie Unnersity Activities for middle 
age alumm will focus on the family. 
With a v.irietv of games .ind .in over- 
•ill carnival like atmosphere, children 
can have a tun-filled day with their 
parents. For the older alumni, reunion 
with old friends will be the focus. The 
current student activities for home- 
coming are still being worked out. The 
Villanovctn will update information on 


Are the crowds at the SPIT, the 
new hot spot of choice for the 
Main Line's rich and famous, 
keeping you from getting a 
good meal? Well, too bad. 
because this week's Fating on 
the Main Fine picked a 
crowded, over-priced deli (and 
it's n«»t the Connelly Center). 
Also, surprise, surprise, 
surprise, the new .Adam 
Sandler/I)ani(m Wayans movie 


The ( ats kicked the crap out of 
Delaware im Saturday, (iet all 
the details from crack sports 
reporter. Marc Angelaccio. The 
polls are out. The MUanovan s 
top scout has been checking out 
the competition in this year's 
intramural football, so see if 
your team of high school sports 
stars turned college losers rates 
ani(»ng the best. Finally. Klick 
gets ready to watch the (iiants/ 
.lets game with his good friend 

those plans. 

(iary Olsen, assistant vice presi 
dent for Alumni Affairs, said "The 
mam ol))ective of the task force was 
lo diveisdv the activities, while at the 
same time keep them c(mnected 
That's tiie challenge" 

At past homecomings, students and 

alumni gathered on the same field tor 
the annual picmc With alcoholic l)ev 
erages being served, many problems 
were created Some students drank too 
much and had to be rusheil to the tios 
pital. In an attempt to solve this prob 
lem, last year students were split from 
alumni, with the students on a non- 

alcoholic Austin field and the alumm 
on an alcohol serving Sheehan beach. 
"The two goals of the task force 
were to coordin.ite activities for all and 
orgam/e alcohol consumption, with 
the alcohol part being more difficult," 
said Olsen. The non-alcoholic activi- 
ties will be open to all 

Greeks implement BYOB policy 


Slajj Repurtti 

Risk management was the main 
focus on the weekend of Sept. b-'J 
when the Interfralernily Council (IPC) 
and Panhellenic Council (Panhel) ex- 
ecutive b(nird members convened for 
a retreat at Fellowship Farm in lam- 
erick. Pa. 

Fraternity-sororitv mixers called 
T.CJ.'s produce the number one risk 
management dilemma for the 
Universiivs (ireeks The Interfrater- 
nily Council and the Panhel Board 
came up with a three step Risk Man- 
agement Policy lo alleviate the liabil- 
ity factor atlached toT.G.'s. The three- 
step proposal includes: T.G.'s will pro- 
hibit kegs, men will no longer pro- 
vide beer for the women and the Creek 

svstem will make a commitment to 
move toward a "bring your own beei" 
(B.Y.O.B.) policy. 

Gary Bonas, director of Greek Af- 
fairs and Leadership Development, 
seemed pleased with the progress 
made at the retreat, however he said, 
"(IFC and Panhel) were reluctant to 
address the underage drinking issue." 
He also thinks the "abusive drinking 
behavior" of Villanova students is an- 
other issue that the students need to 

When asked if he thinks this policy 
will make T.G.'s slowly die out, Mr. 
Bonas said," "The natural evolution of 
the T.(i. as we now know it will go 
out of existence and other kinds of 
social events will evolve." 

Becca Girsch, President of Kappa 
Kappa (Jamma said the B.Y.O.B. 

policy "will take the focus off alco- 
hol, which is what the adminislration 
and our nationals have wanted for a 
long time " She said, "Hopefully, we 
can plan more non-alcoholic events 
with (keeks." 

Erin Neville, Panhellenic secretary 
said, "The first couple of T.Ci.'s are 
going to be difficult because it is a new 
situation, but hopefully members will 
understand thai T.()."s are not all about 
alcohol c(Misumplioii. They are about 
meeting new people." 

Patrick Giblin, President of Sigma 
Pi said, "We did not design the policy 
to save money for the fraternities. We 
implemented it to manage the risk that 
comes with having social functions. 
Now the sororities can share in the risk 
and responsibilities associated with 
having T.G.'s." 

Career Week studies students' futures 


Asstshml News Editor 

The University is holding its 15th 
annual Career Week beginning Satur- 
day, Sept. 21 and ending Thursday, 
Sept. 26. The goal is to get everyone 
at the University thinking about their 
career options and to help students 
prepare their resumes. 

According to Kathy Bracken, as- 
sistant recruiting coordinator at the 
office of Career Planning and Place- 
ment, the different departments at the 
University will be holding a variety 
of functions throughout the week, pro- 
posing internships, graduate schools, 
study -abroad programs and anything 
else that will enhance the students' 


Over 63 organizations will be 
present to opportunities within 
certain majors and departments, as 
well as offering interviewing tips. 
There will be counselors available to 
talk about degrees as well. The orga- 
nizations come from all over the coun- 
try including Philadelphia, New York, 
Chicago, New Jersey, Wisconsin and 

Many of these offices have 
branches in other parts of the country 
and Bracken encourages students to 
offer their resumes so that they may 
be sent to different locations. The vari- 
ous colleges within the University will 
be having guest speakers, including 
alumni, to speak on job related issues. 

This Saturday during Parents 
Weekend will be the beginning of the 
program. Parents will have the op- 
portunity to speak about what their 
college major was and to which ca- 
reer it took them, as well as any sig- 
nificant steps along the way. 

Bracken stated that this week will 
be for all undergraduates, graduates 
and alumni. 

Bracken encourages all students to 
bring their resumes on Monday to 
"Resumania" which allows students 
to have their resumes critiqued and re- 
viewed by people of different compa- 
nies and University career counselors 
between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. 

Career Week takes place twice 
each year— at the beginning of every 

fall and spring semester. The office of 
Career Planning and Placement works 
all year on this event. 

Bracken commented that more se- 
niors attend these functions simply 
because their career decisions are 
more immediate; however, 
men attend for internships and study 
abroad opportunities. 

Bracken stated, "This is a great 
time to find out [opportunities] and ask 
questions, to find out what majors [the 
companies] are looking for." Basically 
each day is an informational day. 
Bracken said, "The more students talk 
with other people, the more they can 
make an educated decision [on their 








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Staff Reporter 

The PepsiCo corporation, 
facluier ot Pepsi, 7-Up and Lipton, 
among many other food products, has 
eucoimtercd many protests on college 
campuses across the country. 

While at one time praised tor its 
stand against apartheid in South At 
rica, Pepsi has now encountered pro- 
tests against its involvement in the 
country of Burma, which is under the 
control of a military dictatorship. As 
a partner in a substantial contract with 
Pepsi, Villanova's reaction to the re- 
fusal ot Pepsi to divest from Burma is 
being anticipated by some students, 
as well as the national Free Burma 

The University has had a rather 
large advertising and vending contract 
with Pepsi for quite some time. Be- 
fore the vending machines and cafete- 
ria soda fountains were brought on 
campus, which was only about three 
years ago, the athletic department was 
involved with the corporation, as it 
po.sted its advertisements on the field 
and in the game day booklets. Accord- 
ing to Kevin Brandenmeyer, Coordi- 
nator for Media Fulfillment of the Ath- 
letic Department, "Pepsi is a highly 
valued corporate sponsor. They've 
been with us since before Villanova 
was in the Big East." 

Michael McGuckin, the production 
and marketing manager of Dining Ser- 
vices, controls the deals that the 
Universtity makes with food produc- 
ers. When asked what Dining Ser- 
vices position on Pepsi's involvement 
in Burma was, he said "Dining Ser- 
vices' entered into the contract with 
Pepsi because we needed a large com- 
pany whose service and maintenance 
was reliable." McGuckin went on to 
say that he had no knowledge of any 
of Pepsi's involvements in Burma. 
There is currently an international 

movement to remove Burma's dicta- 
torship, and allow the democratic 
party, which won an overwhelming 
victory in a 1990 election, to take con- 
trol For the past three decades, the 
Southeast Asian nation of Burma (of- 
ficially known as Myanmar) has been 
under the control of a military dicta- 
torship known as the State Law and 
Order Restoration Committee 
(SLORC). The non-violent demo- 
cratic party has been kept down, and 
its leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, was 
placed under house arrest. She was 
released this year after international 
pressure. The prime objective of the 
international movement is to weaken 
the regime financially. 

The SLORC's two major sources 
of capital are the heroin trade and for- 
eign investment. Because dealing with 
the latter has proven more effective in 
weakening the regime, the Free Burma 
movement has focused mostly on boy- 
colts, shareholder divestment, pushing 
sanction legislation through Congress 
and organizing demonstrations. 

Many American companies have 
divested from Burma over the past 1 .'> 
years, having done so of their own 
accord, or as a result of consumer 
pressure. These include Levi's, Coca- 
Cola, Calvin Klein and Liz Claiborne, 
among many others. There still re- 
mains in Burma several companies 
that have kept a fast hold on their in- 
vestments in that nation. The three 
main corporations are Texaco, Unocal 
(an oil company) and Pepsi. 

Brandenmeyer said that the ath- 
letic department has no comment as 
far as joining other campuses in hav- 
ing Pepsi removed from campus due 
to the size of the contract with Pepsi. 
According to McGuckin, any decision 
involving the termination of a contract 
with a company of this size would 
have to be made in conjunction with 
the athletic department, and the uni- 
versity administration itself. 

PllOlom Ml (.HAN M()N.\HAN 

While other universities have boycotted Pepsi, Villanova has a large vending contract with the soda company. 

Dole and Kemp present action plan 

( Continued from page I) 
ably no stick at all. Another way of 
putting that might be campaign like a 
conservative; govern like a liberal." 

Dole's own crime fighting strategy 
revolves around five points. First, he 
plans to cut teenage drug use by 50 
percent during his first term. He plans 
to do this by having prosecutors push 
for tougher sentences in drug cases 
and by using the National Guard to 
keep drugs from entering the country. 

Next, Dole intends to abolish pa- 
role for violent criminals. He also 
wants to hold juveniles fully respon- 
sible for crimes they commit. "What 
I'm offering is tough love against ju- 

venile violence," he said. 

The last two points involve putting 
prisoners to work, giving their wages 
to victims, and implementing accu- 
rate, nationwide systems to keep 
criminals from acquiring guns. His 
plan calls for the use of the National 
Instant Check System for all firearms 

"Give me your help. Give me your 
support. Give me your vote. Join with 
me so that we can bring a new day, a 
better day to our nation for ourselves, 
our children and the generations yet 
to come," Dole concluded. 

After the speech, the governors and 
Bennett held a press conference where 

they fielded questions from local and 
national correspondents. Most of the 
questions focused on the fact that, on 
the same day as Dole's crime speech, 
the Fraternal Order of Police officially 
endorsed Clinton's candidacy. 

Ridge said the endorsement is mis- 
leading. He said, although the FOPs 
leadership endorsed Clinton, most 
police officers actually planned to vote 
for Dole Whitman concurred saying, 
"I do not believe this endorsement 
from the leadership of the FOP repre- 
sents the rank and file At the end 
of the day, endorsements don't pull the 
lever, people do." 


Whats up this weekend? 


58 1 -CATS 

to find out! 

The Campus Activities 

(on campus dial 1-CATS) 
Select #2 for |camp»s Activitics -ri^ events! 

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September 20, 1996 


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September 20, 1996 

The editorial board 

wisiies Fn Stacic a 

very iiappy birtliday! 

We will be presenting the honprable 
dean with a free copy of the Sept. 20 

Villanovan as a momento. 

Come to 
the First 
Show of 



Belle Air 


on Tues., 

Oct. 1st. 



OK, OK! We promise! NO f emine hygiene 
commercial jingles this week ••• Honest! 

Saturday at 4 p .m. 

89. 1 FM WXVU 

Tune in for the best in campus 

sarcasm lAritli Jim Donio and 

Sean Byrne, perhaps the tmro 

most obnoxious men on campus 

(noiAT that Bob Dole and. Jack 

Kemp are gone), mrho mrill be 

their target this mreek? 

It just may be you! 


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September 20. 1996 


201 Dougherty Hull. \ilUuu>\ii University, ViUanova, Pa. 190ti5 

Juiiathaii \1. Klick and Jot- Falltfisuu 
F.ditors in Chief 

Karen M. (loulart 
Associate Kditur 

James M. Donio and (iina Kiillo 
Mana^in^ Editors 

Raising the level of discussion on campus. 

Strong television and 
radio stations are needed 
to expand media outlets 

We at The Villanovan kind of like the idea of being the primary 
media outlet on campus. That being said, we realize that the cam- 
pus needs more. 

Television and radio would both expand, if not diversify, the 
modes by which Villanova students could hear from one another. 
Not only could these forums discuss breaking news, they could 
also serve as student-based entertainment outlets. 

Okay, maybe we do have a radio station. But it would be tough 
to convince those students in Sullivan and Sheehan who can't tune 
it in, or those in The Villanovan office directly down the hall from 
the station. 

We need a more powerful signal, that much is obvious. And 
with a new signal, more people would listen and more people would 
get involved, necessarily pushing up the quality of broadcasting. 
Granted, most of the student population doesn't recognize the names 
of the bands on the WXVU Top Ten list. Nevertheless, various 
musical genres are played, and with greater student interest, the air 
play would begin to reflect the student body's tastes more. 

As for television, a proposal is apparently underway. If given 
approval, a student organization will be formed to establish and 
operate the station. 

lelcv ision would be an ideal way for various organizations to 
get (he word out on their various activities. Up-to-date schedules 
as well as spotlights on major events could run continually. The 
non-revenue sports teams could have their games replayed during 
the day. thus giving the lesser known athletes a chance to shine. 

Academically, a fully operational television station provides the 
perfect vehicle for communication arts students to gain valuable 
experience in their field. This alone goes a long way to justify the 

Obviously, all of this needs funding. Both of these venues could 
make their cases better if they could present some type of ambi- 
tious advertising campaign to offset some of the costs. The WXVU 
Sports Department was able to raise enough money to .send its .staff 
to cover toolball and basketball games last year. There's little rea- 
son why, if presented with quality programing and a larger audi- 
ence, local adverti.sers wouldn't jump at the opportunity to peddle 
their wears to the Villanova community. 

From the Administration's perspective, these new outlets would 
make the University look even more attractive to potential students. 
1 urthermore. 'Nova's television and radio would be transmitted to 
the surrounding communities, further bridging the gap and strength- 
ening the .ill -important community. 

Plans for both of these media improvements are currently un- 
derway. WXVUs request to have a stronger signal is currently 
pending with the FCC", and a committee to plan the television sta- 
tion has been tormed and will ha\e its first meeting on Sept. 2() at 
6 p.m. in the lirvn Mawr room of the Connelly Center. Fven if the 
FCC grants approv al and the TV meeting produces a strong pro- 
posal, funding will still be needed In any event, ihev represent 
good investments for the University. 

Novan Poll 

Should the University establish a televison station^ 

What would be its main benefit^ 

Cm you pick up WXVU (89 1 FM) in your room? 

Would a stronger signal increase the liklihood of you 

Send responses to "polkrrvill^novan." 


4/trJ'TA PP^P Po T^^ ^'^ ^" 



Suspicion expressed 
about Villanova 's 
alcohol survey 

To the Editor: 

There is no doubt that alcohol is a 
problem at Villanova, and, no matter 
what the circumstances, the Univer- 
sity Task Force is a good idea, but I 
want to know the complete truth.. 
Being a Panhellenic delegate, I heard 
about this survey of alcohol use on 
campus last spring when the topic of 
deferred rush was being debated. 
Even then, with the limited informa- 
tion I received, I was very su.spicious 
of the findings. I am not a stati.stical 
expert, by any means, but I have 
enough background to recognize that 
numbers have no meaning without 
proper labeling, and there is none with 
this survey. 

The figures are extremely startling, 
hut would they have the same effect if 
placed in the right context? 1 do not 
want to undermine the importance of 
addre.ssing alcohol, from my own ex- 
perience I know it is a problem, but 
understanding all the factors involved 
would help put this whole issue into 

For instance, who was given this 
survey, possibly only freshmen or the 
whole student body? How was it dis- 
tributed'.* (I sure do not remember get- 
Img ;i copy.) What was the exact date 
of the survey, the weekend after 
Homecoming or during finals, and 
what ycar'^ Was binge drinking even 
iJctincd on the survey itself.' 

As Benjamin Disraeli, a British 
prime minister was reported to say, 
'There are three kinds of lies: lies, 
tl.imned lies, and statistics." If we are 
Id strive forward as a community 
united in fighting the war against al- 
cohol abuse, I would be much more 
supportive knowing that the cause 
which got us involved in the first place 
is triilv a valid one. Hence, when this 
survey is next addressed, the exact 
nu'thods of data collection and mca- 
surenunt must be spccilicd. tor with 
out this identification, the numbers arc 
lot.illv inaccurate ,iiul misleading. 

F.milv Moscato 
( lass ofl 998 

Editor's \<tte: 

I he siir\cv kmiIis wcrf ohtdincd 
friini (I itpnscntdtnc sample of 77'^ 
siiiiicnls, '"'() pen ftu of whom wrrc 
male Twcnts six percent were fresh 
men. J^ pen cnt were sophomores, 22 
pen ent were juniors and 29 percent 
were seniors The survey was distnb 
tiled in class so as to ensure full re 
sponse It was ^tven during the 1995 
Spring semester 

From the Alcohol Poll: 

Drinking is excessive on 
Villanova's campus. Apparently 
it is above the national average. 
However, the problem is not 
caused by Villanova University or 
the Villanova community. 'The 
problem is the drinking age being 
at 21 . The reason that binge drink- 
ing in college has gone up, is that 
local communities are severely 
cracking down on high school 
drinking. If children were raised 
knowing that drinking in modera- 
tion is okay, they would not have 
the need to experiment when they 
got to college. Most young people 
want to experience losing control. 
Local communities are not solv- 
ing this danger by arresting high 
school kids. They are simply 
building levies along a flooding 
river. Eventually that levy will 
break, and no change in commu- 
nity will be able to do much aliout 

Tom Hebner 

Class of 1996 

On-campus meal 
policies deemed 

To the Editor: 

The first or second day I was on 
campus this year, I decided to have 
lunch at the Connelly Center with one 
of my friends. We went to the Belle 
Air Terrace, got our meals and went 
to pay When we handed the cashier 
our Wildcards, she said they weren't 
accepting meal plans lor lunch am 
more We were annoyed and ended 
up paying with points. A lot of stu- 
dents I have talked to can't understand 
why Connelly Center refuses to accept 
the meal plan anymore. 

I'he hours that they do accept meal 
plan are absurd On weekends, the 
meal plan hours lor dinner arc } - 4 ^0 
p.m! I know many people who would 
call a meal at .^ p m. a late lunch If 
evervone uses meal plan, and came 
between those times, there is no wa\ 
they could all be feci 

Another complaint I have heard 
from manv students rs that the (irill 
in Belle Air I'errace is not open as 
nmch as it was last year Too often 
people go in to grab a cheese steak 
between only to find that all 
they can get is a lukewarm chicken 
patty sandwich that has been sitting 
under a heat lamp feu hours Ihe line 
for the hero and sandwich bar is al 
ways a nightmare, and for all the 
people who come through Belle Air 

Terrace, they can only use meal plan 
if they come at a strategically set time. 
For the amount of money that 
people's parents spend to send their 
kids here, we really need a system like 
the new Donahue Market. Belle Air 
Terrace should open at about 6:30 a.m. 
and close at about 1 1 p.m. The differ- 
ence is that Belle Air Terrace should 
be constantly accepting meal plan. 
Simply switch meals at about 10:30 
a.m. and 5 p.m. Points and Wildcard 
are there to supplement meal plan, not 
substitute for it. The idea behind 
points is that if you eat at Connelly 
Center and your meal plan won't cover 
the cost of your meal, you have some- 
thing to fall back on. 

Robert Dumas 
Class of 1999 

Carelessness of 
library is alarming 

To the Editor: 

When 1 was using the scrap paper 
provided by the library to do research, 
I read the printed side of the paper out 
of curiosity. The library is actually 
using print-outs of the "Library List 
of All Students" as scrap paper. I'his 
list contains every student's Social 
Security number, followed by their 
college, class year, and full name. 
This carelessness on the part of the 
library can have intrusive and damag- 
ing results for Villanova students I 
know that I don't want my Social Sc 
curitv number and name available to 
anyone using scrap paper at the library. 

Jennifer (ioidberg 


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September 20, 1996 


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Columnist offers fresh look for Spelling series 


If you think I'm going to write 
about Bob Doles visit to campus, 
you're wrong. It's not worth mention- 
ing his hypocrisy in focusing on drug 
use when alcohol-related deaths, van- 
dalism, and absenteeism are a much 
bigger problem, especially on this 
campus. (And let's face it--when 
someone's about to toke up, do you 
think Bob Dole's stern disapproval 
will stop them? 

not Just another load... 

\ think the fact that Bill Clinton, 
Newt Gingrich, and Tipper Gore all 
toked up is a much stronger deterrent. 
Who wants to be like them?) Nor do I 
particularly want to question why the 
Dole campaign chose to deliver their 
crime platform in an area not particu- 
larly plagued by crime. And while I 
could spend an entire column making 
fun of the LaRouche people, they're 
too easy a target. I would, however, 
like to inform people that while I was 
protesting outside the event, I was not 
protesting with the LaRouche people, 
but rather laughing at them 

I'm not going to write about Bob 
Dole simply because Bob Dole's visit 
to Villamwa wasnol that big of a deal 
Presidential races happen every four 
years. Candidates come, and candi- 
dates go, and some occasionally drop 
in to personally deliver their rhetoric. 
Bob Dole has already been to the 
Philadelphia area about a zillion times 
during this campaign. But last week, 
residents of the Delaware Valley had 
a chance to share the vision of a real 
icon, a man who has permanently im- 
printed his vision of a more beautiful 
world upon the American psyche. 

Yes, Aaron Spelling, the creator of 
such eternal classics as the "Love 
Boat," "Beverly Hills 90210, • 
"Melrose Place," "Charlie's Angels," 
"Savannah," "Dynasty," and Tori 
Spelling, sent his production company 
to Franklin Mills Mall last week. In 
his never-ending quest to find fresh 
new talent (since he's already used up 
everyone who's related to him). Spell- 
ing held an open casting call for his 
new NBC soap opera "Sunset Beach, " 
looking for the best of Philadelphia's 
"attractive, dynamic, and physically 
fit" men and women between the ages 
of IS to 25. 

Seeing as how I fit the bill per- 
fectly, I scurried on down to the mall 
on Saturday, figuring I was a shoe-in 
for the all-expense paid trip to Los 
Angeles for the screen test. Admit- 
tedly, rekxrating to Lx>s Angeles would 
be a pain, but I'm willing to sacrifice 

Study hours leave 
'Nova students 
without refuge 


To the University President, to the 
Dean of Students, to the Vice-Presi- 
dent of Academic Affairs, to the SGA, 
to anyone who's listening, we need 
more places that are open to all night 
to study. 

Villanova does a phenomenal job 
with practically everything it man- 
ages, but it is faced with space con- 
straints for future expansion This 
underlying reality is reflected in the 
availability of all-night study areas on 
campus. Kven on South campus, 
where the most recent dorms should 
have the best facilities, the study 
lounges in McGuire, Caughlin, 
Katherine. and Monica are poorly lit 
by two dim lights and have too few 
chairs to accommodate a third of the 
floor at one time At most there are 
two tables to seat eight, and often there 
are none. We would be hard pressed 
to find a better way of discouraging 
work after 12 p m when the library 

Bartley classrooms are open until 
12 p.m. and are frequented by resi- 
dents of Sullivan and Sheehan. This 
should be the plan for other parts of 
campus Ideally, the closest set of 
classrooms should be accessible to 
students in a nearby dorm whenever 
they need them Fhe library is not for 
everyone, but the peace and (]uiel of 
an unused classroom usually is 
Whether its alone on a paper because 
ot a busy week or with a group to put 
together a project, we all neeii a quiet, 
well-lighted r(K>m to work late with- 
out disturbing our roommates How 
ever, after 1 2 p.m in Bartley, you are 
unceremoniously removed. 

Iblentine has helped many with its 
classrooms open all night But the 

more recent locking of classrooms 
with rV's and VCR's threatens our 
GPA. Just a minor problem: that 
leaves two cla.ssrooms on the second 
floor and two on the third floor for the 
entire on-campus population. This 
condition approaches its crisis, melt- 
down stage around mid-terms and fi- 

Supposedly, two years ag(\ some- 
one stole a VCR from a Tolentine 
classroom and thus the paranoid 
crackdown out of fear that someone 
will make a business out of stealing 
VCRs. Basically, shades of the old 
theory of a police state limiting per 
sonal freedom to move about are true 
here How often can a TV or VCR, 
bolted to the wall as thev are. be ripped 
out by thieves and paraded across 
campus to a dorm or car'.' 

To allow the use of lolentine's 
locked cla.ssrooms, it would take at 
most an extra public safety officer to 
babysit the building. The least it 
would require is more frequent patrols 
of the building. However, there is no 
rea.son for Bartley's cla.ssrooms, with- 
out any TV's, not to be open 24 hours 

A list of places to study should be 
compiled by the far removed, slow to 
react Student Government and placed 
in mailboxes each semester With this 
available, no one will have to worry 
about the effect of the minus system 
on lower grades 

Our lale-mghf study policy should 
be like the inscription on the Statue 
of Liberty but for wearv students 
"(iive me your tired, your poor, your 
huddled masses yearning to brealhe 
free . Send these, the homeless, tern 
pest tost to me. I lift my lamp beside 
the golden door! " Open the golden 
doors of Tolentine and Bartley to 
homeless students 

a l)it to help out Aaron Spelling 

I'he casting call itself went well 1 
met with one of the pioduction assis- 
tants on the show Uioking me up and 
down, she commented, "Hon, you 
know the name of this show is Sunset 
Beach." I replied that 1 did. "Don't yt-u 
think you're a little. . . well. . . pale 
for the beach? " I totally disagreed. It s 
sunset, isn't it? What kind of freak 
would be getting a tan when the sun 
is going down? Besides, I explained. 
Aaron Spelling's characters always 
have some hardship they are continu- 
ally wrestling to overcome. Captain 
Steubing was a recovering alcoholic 
Alexis Carrington had to deal with 
massive shoulder pads. Poor Dylan 
has those weird notches on his eye- 
brow, and Melrose Place's Amanda 
has some personality problems that 
keep her from having full, rewarding 
relationships with her neighbors, co- 
workers, or the human race. Couldn't 
I be the token albino, or the skin can- 
cer victim? If those were too much of 
a downer, I could always be the tragic 

soul who failed to tan. ,u\d would have 
to slather herself with thai fakey-look- 
ing orange tan-in-a-bottie goop She 
told nie she would have to bring up 
such character considerations with ttie 
writers. Being a writer myselt, I un- 
derstand completely. After all, what 
if you've already envisioned the char- 
acter as a tall, blonde, beach bunny 
whose obsessive compulsive disorder 
forces her to wear nothing but a bath- 
ing suit day after day after day? (What 
a horrible existence that must be! 
Ihank god there are programs like 
Baywatch that heighten our sensitiv- 
ity about such 

Anyway, the rest of the casting call 
was a Cakewalk, aside from the sand 1 
got inside my bathing suit. I'm sure I 
have a particularly good chance since 
every other woman there seemed to 
be about 5' 10", with long blonde hair 
and a perfect size 4 figure If Aaron 
Spelling is looking for something 
fresh and different, I'm certainly it. 
Besides, I believe Mr Spelling knows 
that there are only so many models one 

cm put 111 a .soap opera before one's 
artistic integrity becomes question- 
able 1 have personally always found 
hun a man to put a good story before 
any prurient interests. For example, 
whenever there is a catfight on 
Melrose, we know it's for a good rea- 
son, not because the American public 
likes to see two women pulling each 
other's hair out 

Yes, indeed, if there is anything 
I've learned this week, it's that the 
generation that spawned Bob Dole and 
Aaron Spelling certainly does have its 
values. Aaron Spelling keeps produc- 
ing quality shows that every lamily 
can watch together, while Bob Dole 
fights to keep the rest of the airwaves 
free of filth (so that the kids can watch 
the latest family-orieiited Arnold 
Schwar/eneggar film, you know?) 
Personally, I think Dole should dump 
Kemp and run with Aaron Spelling, 
but that would mean Tori would prob- 
ably become First I^dy. But, as I said, 
we all make our sacrifices tor 
America, don't we? 

Cure for voter apathy can 
be found in the Constitution 


Bob Dole came to campus Mon- 
day to talk about crime. His speech 
in Jake Nevin allowed students to be- 
lieve, at least for a couple of hours, 
that politics weren't some distant 
game played by detached rich folk. 
Much like the Budget Commit- 
tee last spring, the visit made politics 
.seem, for the moment, less desperately 
out of touch. 

Unfortunately, it's impossible for 
presidential candidates to visit all the 
college campuses across the country. 
Similarly, we can't expect (^ingress 
to pick up shop and conduct their hear- 
ings at various basketball arenas 
throughout America. That, of course, 
is why we have state and local gov- 
ernments. It is these institutions that 
are truly capable of bringing politics 
within reach. 

The first reaction to the phrase 
"state and IcK'al governments " is a 
loud, collective yawn The impression 
is that real power is in Washington, 
with local governments relegated to 
picking up trash and creating zoning 

But It wasn't always that wax The 
federal government, thanks to some 
suspicious judicial interpretations by 
the Supreme Court, have usurped 
power from the st.ites l^)cal power 
has been gutted and redirectetl. 

Most issues involving crime, for 
example, should be left to the states 
That's the way it was intended consti- 
tutionally, and we'd be better served 
to return to that principle It is true 
that local governments make ,\ 

difference (George Pataki in New 
York, for example), but they're fight- 
ing the tight with one hand tied be- 
hind their backs. Excessive federal 
taxes have left local governments vy- 
ing for the scraps that fall from the 
table, forcing states to rely on federal 
grants that often have stipulations at- 

American political theori.sts have 
warned against the pitfalls of a swol- 
len central government for over 2(M) 
years. Current voter apathy is just a 
symptom of our surrender to the temp- 
tation of centralizing power. In fact, 
according to polling data, the imperi- 
ous government begotten by social 
engineering is viewed as the " 
est threat" to the American dream. 

So what can be donc'^ 

I'he recent welfare overh.iul is .i 
start, but a single bill won't enact the 
ilranialic reversal necessary toi ailhei 
cnce to the Kith Amendment The 
Republican's Contract with America 
of two years ago promised 'devolu- 
tion." the return ol power to the states. 
Manv ol these proposals fizzled, 
though, thanks in part to a string of 
presidential vetoes 

What we are left with is an mere, is 
ingly unresponsive government, and, 
accordingly, an unresponsive voting 

Of course, the v irtual abandonment 
of the federalist system is not the only 
culprit. Part of the alienation comes 
from the choices we are presented 
with. Bill (Linton or Bob Dole'.' 
Clearly, these aren't the two most 
qualified people to run this nation. 
And Ross Perot.* His "man of the 
people" mantra was made possible 
only after he earned billions of dol- 
lars. Bui as much as we want to blame 
structural problems for our political 
woes, we must ultimately look inward. 
Through our voting trends, we have 
disallowed the emergence of leaders 
who truly elevate the level of public 
ilisccHirse., wc employ the 
gimme gimme " approach, fully ex- 
pecting our leaders lo govern with 
their fingers in the wind Indeed, opin- 
ion polls, as flawed and fickle as they 
.ire, have become this generation's 
political creed. 

We complain about negative cam- 
paigning, but It IS precisely our reac- 
tion to this nuulslingmg that makes 
such attacks politically feasible. We 
complain that there is less respect for 
the presidency .nul yet we cheer when 
the president discusses his underwear 
on M TV We complain j^oliticians 
are corrupt and then ignore an endless 
string of scandals. 

Maybe some day we'll be as con- 
cerned about our local elections as we 
are about the national elections. 
Maybe some day we'll expect our 
ie.uiers to be progressive rather than 
le.iction.irv Hut until day, voters 
will continue to feel alienated from the 
svsli-m And a v isit by <i presidenliai- 
liopeful won't cli.inee re.tlilv 

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commentaries or "Letters to the Editor. " 

Articles should be dropped off at the 
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September 20, 1 996 




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Dole missed opportunity to bridge generation gap 


Arriving on campus Mondav 
morning. 1 couldn't hclplnil notice the 
mayhem at the corner of I ^mcasler and 
Ithan Avenues, lusi inun the two 
hours it took inc lo p.iik fn\ car in 
Main Lot. I shouki ha\e knovsn sonic 
thing must be happening on campus. 
I thought to mvselt. What could it he'.' 
IJid the basketball team tinally win 
something? No, they're not even play- 
ing. Is there .1 frat partv freshmen are 
waiting lo be picked up tor'.' No. that 
couldn't be it Its Monday morning. 
I know. They must be giving away 
tree ecc^ mugs in Jake Nevin. 

Then it dawned on me. Today was 
the day that Hob Dole, the robotic 
presidential candidate that MIT engi- 
neers designed to lull .America to 
sleep, was supposeil to spe.ik on 
ViIIano\a'sc.impus. \e.ili. that'sMghi 
He's supposed to announce some ly[K 
of crime initiative today, something 
about prohibition, the guillotine and 
trial b\ ordeal, il I remembered cor- 
rectly. Wow. I liiougiil lo mvselt It 
would be realU iieal lo him t.ilk 
about that stutt \\'h:\\ ,1 great wav to 
start olf the week 

Unfortunately, 1 was one of the 
thousands of 'Villanova students un- 
able to get even a scalped ticket toi 

llie e\ent. (.Acluallv, I ^ould Iki\l 
traded my parking peiinit for a tickei 
but 1 decided that 1 should get the lull 
year's use of my $7.S ) liob Dole made 
a stop on ni\ campus, talked ,il nn 
university, but / w ,is nii.ible to garner 
a ticket to see liiin I couldn't even 
use in\ vsciglil as .1 \ ///(//xn;//; politi- 
cal columnist to get one. Going would 
at least gi\e me sonielhinL' lo wnle 

Instead, I'm Vkriling aboul not gi>- 
iiig. I'm writing about how both Vil 
l.inova University and Bob Dole nuide 
a nnstake by only allowing a cert.iin, 
small number of stiulents to listen lo 
liim speak 

Its not e\\ thai a huge po- 
litical figure and presidential candi- 
date comes to our school to speak. 
When it happens, it should be some- 
thing in which the whole Villanova 
commiinit\ can jiarticipate As it 
turned out, only a select lew — those 

receiving the ml 01 mat ion .ihoul lickel 
distribution in tinu ,md those who 
were .ible to staiui in line before the '^ 
,1 III disli itnilioii on I 1 ida\ v\eie 
,ible to p.ulicipale 

Because of the limited iiumbei ol 
seats in Jake Nevin l-'ieldhouse. oiiK 
I . ^(10 students were allowed to listen 
lo Dole speak I \en though li,i\ ing 
llie lallv in dul'oiit l'a\ili(Ui would 
lia\ I been a batt selling to announce a 
crime inili.itiv e. and the possibility of 
ram would ha\e dampened an outside 
setting. b\ not allowing all students 
to take part in the festivities. Dole onl\ 
turther alienated a group which, on the 
most part, he has tiouble reaching 

What better w.i\ is there for Dole 
to m.ike contact with a group that he 
has trouble making contact with than 
to t.ilk to them'.' I here's no doubt that 
the 7()-something Dole has trouble 
lelating lo voung people For me. it's 
like trying to communicate with inv 
grandfather: I talk about getting a job, 
and he talks about receiving an allow- 
ance Things that are important to me 
are trivial to him Not allowing me 
and others like me to hear him talk, 
however, doesn't bridge this commu- 
nication gap. It only widens it 

After all, what is the most preva- 
lent group on a university campus'.' Is 
not a university made up of mostly 

Defense of Marriage Act raises 
faculty member's concern 


The great British American phi- 
losopher Alfred North Whiteheatl 
once said that philosophical foresight 
is usually about 50 years ahead of its 
time. I take that to mean that there 
are "futural " hori/ons to any contem- 
[xirary situation are perhaps con- 
tained 111 the logics of that situation, 
and that these futural hori/ be 
highlighted by the philosophers of the 
dav who critique that situatiim for the 
rest of us. So. being seriously inter- 
ested in the logics of tribal systems, 
and extending those logics beyond the 
engines that perpetuate the dailv sen 
sibilities. preconceptions and hidden 
suppositions of the members of th(^se 
systems, "the philosopher " - and I'm 
not talking about a necessary affilia- 
tion u iih deparlments of philosophy 
- is to be .1 type ot visionary, not ,111 
occultist, but simply a careful, 
thoughtlul investigator of the logics 
through which tribal sub)ects and 
tribal futures are [iroduced 

It's easier to understand this pio 
phetic aspect (^f philosophy (in femi 
nisms. queer theories, gender theories, 
ethnic studies, eco studies, language 
studies, grassroots activisms, etc ) If 
we take a retrospective example I x I s 
consider slavery: we can lo<ik back 
from where we are ami see tin eihaal 
transition we made by tmallv er.ismg 
the institution of slaverv from our list 
of things we think an iiaiui,ill\ mi.-/;/ 
I hat IS to sa\ in the evolution of cul hisiiii\ tlieie came ,1 time when 
it lin.ilh became obvious tlu' 
dominant liibi' could no longer use the 
eoiu rpi m| n.iiiiK as the norm from 
wliuli to Icgali/c marginali/ing Ih' 
havior (where slavery equals the de 
nial of freedom, ecjualilv. aulononn. 
etc.). In othei woids. the arbitiatv and 
compulsive iiu (|u,ilit\ bctwicn lubes 
became so obvious ihat it was no 
longer possible to ii[)hold llu' illusion 
that there was a natural right to 1 esei\ c 
certain privilci'.es lot cert, nil tribes. 
vvluii all hiinians. il tree, might Like 
p.nlinlhos( piivilci'cs II also bec.ime 
obvious Ihil (let isions to perpetuate 
the archaii designs of the donnnani 
liibt were based on a reluc- 

tance of the memliers ot the tribe to 
give up certain privileges that only 
they (we'.') were enjoying. 

Finally, they had to (ace the future 
implications of a collective experience 
that considers as worthy the particu- 
lar rights and customs of all its coun- 
cil members Once exposed, sooner 
or later we came to see that the domi- 
nant tribe was refusing to recognize 
the fact that the reasons for justifying 
their tyrannies were based on a cor- 
rupt logic, never trulv valid, nor ever 
possibly valid in a future context. 
These insights have become so well 
established that for most of us now, if 
.1 certain tribe would attempt to re-in- 
slitute slavery, we would react in total 
amazement, immediately dismissing 
the claim as misdirected, patently ar- 
chaic, full of blindness .ind instig.ited 
In the resurgence of an authoritarian 
conceit It would be like watching 
people try to enforce laws that would 
reinstate the belief thai the sun aclu- 
alh revolves around the earth 

Of course, this exposure and sub- 
sequent transition in the history of the 
dominant tribe didn't happen all by 
itself It took the deconstructive fore 
sight of certain people-visionaries 
who loo often became martvrs--cri- 
iKjiimg in various ways the ethical log- 
ics involved in the produclion of a 
pailicularlv sniisier hisiorical predica- 
ment Thai is lo sav. there were jieople 
with foresight who uiuletslood the in 
evitability of tlu .ibolilion of slavery. 
and b\ subverting the logics of their 
Aa\. helpetl ihaw the culture at large 
into a more inclusive future Withcnit 
the visionary insight, who knows how 
long it would have t.iken the rest of us 
lo finally abandon the continuation of 
a corrupted, though highly seductive, 
chapter in llu- dominant cultural storv ' 

Well, right now. this minute. I think 
Ini having one of those visionary 
moments And. from where I'm stand 
ing. fiom this y.intage point some 
where .ilong the futural margins of 
philosophy. I'm looking back ,il the 
DoMA bill, the Defense of Marriage 
Act that was passed bv Congress last 
week and is on its uav lo the 
President s cksk as I vv i ite Ihis from 
here the I )oMA bill looks like just one 

more misguided attempt by selt-seek- 
mg members of an autocratic tribe lo 
reinstate an archaic ideoh^gy ulti- 
mately corrupt in its authority to sign 
into law and act based upon an anti- 
quated onlological position. I see the 
passing of this bill as a moment in our 
history where yet one more attempt 
will have been made to write certain 
tribes out of what is in reality just an- 
other anthropological category, which, 
rationally speaking, is a possibility 
available to all human tribes To be 
more specific, in my vision I see the 
DoMA bill as simply an arrogant, il- 
legitimate attempt by one tribe among 
m.iy to claim exclusive rights to the 
privileges ni legalized protection--tax 
breaks, health insurance, bedside 
privileges, job security, public accep- 
l.ince. etc . and I see the rationaliza- 
tion of this act ba.sed on the false claim 
thai the .inthropological style of hu- 
man bonding we call "niarriage" is 
essentially an institution defined and 
prioritized by gentler orientation, and 
therefore, belonging only to certain 
members of privileged tribes What s 
more, looking back from the future. I 
see marriage as a trans-gendered, 
trans-cultural and trans-tribal condi 
lion lo be understood in the most in- 
clusive wav possible, first and fore- 
most as a meaningful or intimate en- 
iluring bond Ix'tween people I see no 
proof that marriage must be defined 
accorihng to a compulsive function 
alitv of body parts, or that gender maps 
aie necessary for all conjugal bonil- 
ing And 1 see the in)ustice ,iiul im- 
possibility ot this demand since. 111 
reality, men do sometimes bond with 
men and women with women, and 
that's not going to change. Yes. look 
ing back rom the future. DoMA looks 
like and invalid, ethically illiterate 
dot lime, a moment of regression, a 
rev eision.irv move, a itevolution in 
direct opposilion lo |lu' logics of dif- 
ference And someday (this is my 
philosopher s foiesighl) we'll all look 
back on this and he embarrassed I 
|ust hope It doesn't lake an entire gen- 
eration and a slew of martyrs to help 
the rest of us come around 

Mr /'(jlk i\ (I mcmhcr of tin- phi 
losopin ftuiiln 

stuifents'.' It would seem logical, then, 
that it a prominent speaker is giving a 
speech on campus, he or she wouhl 
give it to those who inhabit it. 

But that's not what happened Vil 
lanova could have easily had it out 
side in the stadium or on Mendel Field. 
Who cares if it would have rained'.' I 
still woulil have gone to hear him 
spe.ik. I don't care that .1 was 
given short notice of his coming 
When .1 presKiential candid.ile comes 
li> c.unpus, vou do ev erv thing (lossible 

lo lei .ill wtio want to heai him, heai 

But we should just be lucky that a 
select few of us heard Dole speak 
I'hey weren't going to allow ,iny stu- 
dents hear him. even though he 
speaking at a uniwrsilv I'hey s.nd 
letting students into the bleachers 
might ruin the acoustics in Jake Nevin. 
As it turned out. letting in those se- 
lect tew dill ruin the acoustics 1, .ilong 
with ne.iilv ^, ()()() otliei slutlents, 
couldn'l he. 11 .1 wortf he saying. 

Recent legislation 




The U.S. Senate sent out an impor- 
tant message to its constituents on 
Sept. 10: discrimination is okay in its 
proper place Fhe bill that would have 
banned discrimination against homtv 
sexuals in the workplace was defeated 
by one vote in what was probably a 
technicality (Senator David Pryor. D- 
Ark., was absent from the session but 
was expected to vote in favor of it, 
creating a situation in which Vice 
President Al (iore would have most 
likely cast the tie-breaking "yes" vote). 

Fhe DoMA (Defense of Marriage 
Act) which is against the recognition 
ot same sex marriages passed by an 
overwhelming H.S-14, with the unani- 
mous support of the Republican team. 
In essence, the me.s,sage this .sends out 
to Americans is, if you're gay, we're 
pretty sure we'll let you have security 
in a job you've committed yourself to 
some day, but we simply can't see let- 
ting you have security with a person 
you've committed yourself to. As 
we've been reminded of throughout 
our nation's history, the "American 
Dream " isn't for everyone. 

The "American Reality" is that the 
DoMA bill is going to be signed by 
President Clinton, and the grand tra- 
dition of marginalization in this coun- 
try is going to continue, ("linton 
claims he is standing up for traditional 
family values. I claim he's pandering 
to voters who are wobbling on the 
political fence. After all, there has yet 
lo come into existence an actual defi- 
nition of family values, and if you're 
going to define what marriage is, you 
should be able to define family 
ues I gather these values have some- 
thing to do with denying people who 
truly love each other, and are perfectly 
capable of raising a family, the right 
lo do so because they happen to truly 
love someone of the same sex. Ameri- 
cans, it seems, are overly concerned 
with the nebnious term "family val 
lies" We have some intrinsic, 20th 
century need to essentialize every 
thing. Naming is a very big thing for 

We vrovtde 
u^c j)iue 
for ycu 
to fift. 

us and if something doesn't fit our 
carefully designed, culturally narrow. 
American-ized definitions it's. well, 

But this isn't just about love. This 
IS about basic rights. When gay 
ci^uples are not allowed to marry they 
are denied rights that are simpiv a 
given for heterosexual couples. With- 
out legal recognition of their union, 
the gay couple doesn't get tax breaks, 
doesn't get jmnt health insurance and 
no matter how long the couple has 
been together they are never consid- 
ered a part of each other's immediate 
family. Fhink about that for a second 
- the one person you've dedicated 
your life to tragically falls ill and you 
want to be with him or her in the hos- 
pital in their final moments. Well, 
we're all real sorry, but you can't do 
that because your friendly state anti 
federal lawmakers would prefer you 
to be heterosexual 

Some merhbers of the gay and les- 
bian community will argue that mar- 
riage is an antiquated institution 
plagued with flaws and based on sub- 
ordination. They .see no real purpose 
in extending to homosexuals the right 
to enter into such a rotten institution 
In short, it doesn't seem to them a wor- 
thy cause. 1 disagree. While the in- 
stitution of marriage docs have its 
problems, society is slowly changing 
its attitude toward women and, thus, 
tow.ird marital roles "Marriage" is 
in the midst of a transitional period. 
What better time to push for change'.' 

As serious of an issue as this is. I 
can't help but find the humor in the 
overall situation. We have created 
some sort of ideal of the 
Cleaver family smiling lovingly over 
their scrambled eggs and toast m the 
breakfast nook or Donna Reed seeing 
her brood off to school work with their 
healthy brown bag lunches Ihat 
makes it difficult to face the fact that 
homosexuality exists and .1 right 
to exist If the biggest pioblem we 
have .IS ,1 nation is the love between 
two people, we're .1 helluva lot belter 
off than I lhoiii.;lil 


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September 20, 1996 

Sept. 22 

Dinner for Students 

St, Luke United Methodist Church 
would like to welcome Villanova stu- 
dents with a dinner in their honor. 
Come get acquainted on Sunday, Sept. 
22 at 6 p.m. at St. Luke's, located on 
Montgomery and Pennswood Roads 
in Hryn Mawr Please R S.V.P., 525- 
2396, if you are planning to attended 
the dinner Also, teel welcome to join 
us tor Worship at lU a.m. on Sunday. 

Sept. 23 

Bread for the World 

Are you interested in doing some- 
thing to eiul hunger* Come to a Bread 
tor the World meeting on Monday. 
Sept. 23 from (■< - 7 p.m. m the Center 
for Peace and Justice Education. For 
mcue information contact Chrissy 

International Careers 

As part of the special Careers Week 
sponsored by the Career Planning and 
Placement office, the office of Inter- 
national Studies will present a panel 
in the Haverford Room at 7 p.m. "Be- 
ginnings in hilernational Careers" will 
be moderated by Dr. Michael M 
Burke of the Department of History 

Ihis evening will include presen- 
tations by two graduates whose 
present careers were directly attribut- 
able to studies abroad and by two re- 
cently returned seniors who plan to in- 
vestigate postgraduate careers utiliz- 
ing their spring IW.5 semester expe- 
riences overseas. 

Sept. 24 

Time Management 

Need to get organized before fall 
break? Dr. Really will offer practical 
suggestions for better time manage- 
ment and study techniques in a brief 
workshop Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 3 
p.m. - 3.50 p.m. in the Coun.seling 
Center, Room 106 Coir Hall. Fhe 
workshop is free and no sign-up is 

Sept. 25 

Poetry Reading 

Borders Books and Villanova Uni- 
versity will present the lirst open mic 
poetry reading at Borders Books and 
Music in Rosemont on Wednesday, 
Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m. All aspiring col- 
lege writers are invited to read their 
poetry, prose or novel in progress. 
Come at 7 p.m to sign up for a read- 
ing slot. 

Dialogue on Welfare 

A panel of Villanova faculty will 
discuss the state of welfare in the 
United States today, and their views 
on welfare reform on Wednesday, 
Sept. 25 at 7:30 in the Connelly Cen- 
ter Cinema. "A Dialogue on Welfare 
and Welfare Reform" will be pre- 
sented by Women's Studies; students 
and all other interested members of the 
Villanova community are welcome to 

Hunger Awareness 

The first meeting for Hunger 
Awareness Week committee members 
will take place Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m. 
in the North Lounge of Dougherty 
The meeting is open to those who at- 
tended the recruitment night as well 
as anyone else interested in working 
on a committee. If you have any ques- 
tions or would like to help out but can "t 
make the meeting, please call x 15283. 

volunteer in Panama Homepage Worksliop 

Returning tor a sixth year, there 
will be a Winter Break (Dec. 30 - Jan 
1 1) volunteer service trip to the verv 
rural section of Wacuco, Panama lor 
Engineers and students who are pro- 
ficient in Spanish Preparation meet- 
ings will i.iki' jiLicr on I uesday. Sept 
24 at Kp 111 111 St Rita's Chapel. ..(this 
will also he the mtormalion meeting 
explaining the tup ), Oct <S. Nov. .■>. 
Dec. 10,8- Kip Ml St Ritas Chapel 
All meetings are Rl OUIRl D in or 
dertogoon the trip Sponsoretl by Vil 
lanova Volunteers of the Campus Mm 
istry Office. 

Study Abroad Night 

The Office o| International Stud- 
ies will sponsor Its .iniuial fall Study 
Abroad Night at 7 pm in the Con 
nellv Center ( iiiema In addition to 
explaining the advantages ot the study 
abroad experiences and the processes 
ami procedures by which Villanova 
students arrange approval for their 
academic programs overseas, students 
recently returned to campus from stud 
ies abroad will he on hand to expl.nn 
their choice of program ami share their 
experiences with others considering 
including a semester or year in aca- 
demic overseas programs 

Sept 27 2'^) I'his is a tirst level re 
treat tor new members to the retreat 
program held in Sea Isle City, New 
Jersey It will include talks given by 
students and group discussions on 
such topics as self, god and others. 
Sign up in campus ministry or call 

International Fest 

Take your tastebuds on a trip 
around the world! Come to the inter- 
national Food Fest on Sunday, Sept 
29 at 6:30 p.m. in the President's 
l^iunge in Connelly Center. Experi- 
ence Chinese, Korean, Indian, Afri- 
can-American, and Middle Eastern 

The Villanova Chapter of the As- 
sociation for Computing Machinery 
(ACM) will hold a lab on how to cre- 
ate your own homepage on the 
Internet Ihis beginner's guide to 
IFFMl. will be hefd on Wednesday. 
Sept. 25 .It S p m in lolentine 302 
Ihe enliri' University community is 

Youth Violence lecture 

1 liiah Anderson, professoi ot so 
cial sciences .it the I Iniversitv ol Penii 
sylvama will give a lecture entitled, 
"The Social Context of Urban Youth 
Violence" on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 
7:30 p.m. in the Connelly Center ("in 
ema This lecture is sponsored by the 
Center for Peace and Justice F!duca- 
ti(m , the sociology department, 
Africana studies. Office of 
Multicultural Affairs, and the College 
of Commerce and finance 

Sept. 27-29 

Sea Isle City Retreat 

I his mtro retreat will be held from 

Oct. 2 

Sacramental Prepara- 

The sacramental preparation pro- 
cess will begin on Wednesday, Oct. 2 
at 8 p.m. in St. Mary's Hall, lower 
level. Room 4. All those who desire 
baptism, Eucharist, or confirmation in 
the catholic faith are invited to sign 
up now in the Campus Ministry of- 
fice Those curious to learn more 
about Catholicism are also welcome! 
Questions or concerns? Call Kathy 
Overturf, x 97478. 


There will be a SNAP meeting on 
Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 4:45 p.m. in the 
East Lounge of Dougherty Hall. Dr. 
Shartz-Hopko will discuss AIDS edu- 

Oct. 3 

St. Augustine Lecture 

A lecture entitled "History and 
Faith in Saint Augustine's ' De 
Trinitate" will be given by Fr. liasil 
Studer, O.S.B^ of Collegio 
Sant'Anselmo in Rome on Thursday. 
Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Villancwa 
Room of the Connelly Center. This 
lecture is sponsored by Augustinian 
Studies: admission is tree. 

Darwin l^ecture 

Phi Beta Kappa and the dep.irl 
ments of biology and honors invite the 
Villanova community to attend a lec- 
ture entitled "Darwin's Dilemm.r 
given by Phi Beta Kappa Visiting 
Scholar. br Darcy B Kelley The lec- 
ture will be held at S p rn m Mendel 
1 SS A reception will lollow. 

Oct. 4 

Visiting Scholar 

Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar, 
Dr Darcy B Kelley will hold office 
hours in the ledigan Room from •'30 
1 1 30 am Dr Kelley's primary re 
search interests have to do with neu 
roscience Any students interested in 
speaking with her privately are en 
couraged to attend A pi/za-soda re 

ception will be held in Mendel 103 for 
all undergraduate students from noon 
- 1:30 p.m. The topic of discussion 
with Dr Kelley is "What's it Like 
Being a Scientist." At 2:30 Dr. Kelley 
will give a lecture entitled "Generat- 
ing the Male and Female Brains" in 
Mendel 158. A reception will follow. 


Retreat Sign-Dps 

Sign ups for each retreat begin six 
weeks before each retreat. You can 
sign up by slopping by the Campus 
Ministry office in St. Rita's Hall and 
filing out a registration form. The cost 
of most weekend retreats is $40 for 
the weekend, and one day retreats cost 
$10. A limited number of scholarships 
are available to those with financial 
difficulties. For more information call 
Linda Jaczynski at 51^^66tW. 

Attention Qualified 

The Lower Merion Symphony in- 
vites Villanova's musicians to attend 
rehearsals on Wednesday evenings 
from 8 to 10 p.m. They take place in 
the McShain Auditorium on 
Rosemont College. For information, 
call Elliot U-vioff at (215) 473-W13. 

Gay/Lesbian Support 

Students who are gay, lesbian, bi- 
sexual or are questioning their sexual 
identity can call x 9600, then voice 
mailbox #85443 to gpt information on 
Villanova's informal support group for 
homosexuals and bisexuals. All calls 
will be confidential and, if sincere, 
will be returned within 24 hours. 


The Democratic Socialists of 
America will meet on Tuesdays at 8 
p.m. in the Center for Peace and Jus- 
tice Education (located in the base- 
ment of Sullivan Hall). DSA is a po- 
litical organization which fights for 
social and economic equality for all. 


Ihe Villanova Feminist Coalition 
will meet on Fhursdays at 5 p.m in 
the C enter for Peace and Justice Edu- 
cation (located in the basement ot 
Sullivan Hall). All students interested 
in issues of gender and justice are 
welcome to attend For more infor- 
mation call ext 'J460S 

Used Eyeglasses 

For this school year. Campus Min 
istry will be collecting used (but in 
good condition) eyegla.sses that will 
be sent to New Eyes for the Needy. 
Short Hills, NJ 07078 The gla.sses 
will be distributed to people in devel 
oping countries such as 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 Sacri.sty. Thank you. 

Writing Center 

Ihe Writing Center has opened its 
diHirs vet again! Make your appoint 
ments now! Office hours ,ire .Sunday 

through Thursday, 1:30 to 9 30 pin 
and Friday 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. We are 
located in 202 Old Falvey. If you have 
any questions or would like to make 
an appointment, please call x94604. 

Prospective Grads 

Full-time undergraduates who ex- 
pect to receive degrees in December 
1996 or in May 1997 are reminded that 
they should complete a "Prospective 
Graduate" card in the Registrar's Of- 
fice as soon as possible. These cards 
are essential to assure that names ap- 
pear in Commencement Program and 
on diplomas exactly according to stu- 
dents' wishes. Completion of the card 
doesn't guarantee graduation, but it is 
very important for those who do 
graduate! Names of students who 
have submitted "Prospective Gradu- 
ate" cards are posted outside the 
Registrar's Office, 203 T(»lentine Hall 
Thank you! 

Growing in Faith 

A relaxed and informal time to get 
to know other students, share and grow 
in our faith. There is a talk, discus- 
sion groups and .some prayer. It is like 
a mini-retreat every Monday night 
from 8 -9: 15 p.m. in St. Rita's Chapel. 
Spon.sored by Campus Ministry 

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Block Party VVTeekeno 

Thursday, September 26 

Opening Band: Rugby Road 

Villanova Room, 9 p.m. 

$5 Students. $8 PxibUc 

Tickets available in 

214 Dougherty Hall, 

Limited capacity! 

Thursday, September 26 81 
Friday f September 27 

CBS CaUife 

Connelly Plaza 9 a.m - 5 p.m. 

The Rock 

Connelly Center Cinema. 7&10 p.m. 

Tickets available at the Cinema Box 

Office before each showing, $3. 


Friday, September 27 

Sheehan/ Sullivan Quad 

10 p.m. - 1 

Saturday, September 28 

Casitw HigM 


8 p.m. - 12 a.m., $3 

Craps. Black Jack. Roulette. Beat 

the Dealer. Red Dog. Caribbean 

Poker. Wheels, and Chuck 

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Residence life addresses recent black-out concerns 


Assistant Features tdiior 

Imagine Ii\ ing in a Villanova dor- 
mitorv wild only one phone Inie loi 
evcrv li.ilKs ,iv and no accessible place 
to do laundry'.' Well, for some giadii 
ates, as recently as a couple of years 
ago, this situation was reality. Hut be- 
cause of the hard work of Residence 
Life, in partnership with Facilities 
Manageineiil. Viilanova's liousmg 
conditions have greatly improved and 
the entire caminis has lu-conie a much 
more accommodating place to call 

In particular, the "Ouad" dorms. 
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dergoes renovations to become more 
modernized. Both Sullivan Hall 
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male university and, although built 
three years apart, their structures are 
fundameiitali\ the same with some 

Noticeably, wilhm itie rooms, the 
furniture and dunensions are almost 
identical. Struclur.illy, the two dorms 
look alike, but inside, their floor lev- 
els are completely altered; Sheehan s 
first floor located on the ground floor 
and Sullivan's being up a few stairs. 

A much more recent variation be- 
tween the two dorms is the windows 
Besides the tact thai Sulli\.iii had com- 
pletely new windows mstalktl this 
summer, there is also the lack ot liars 
on Sullivan Hall thai re protecting 
Sheehan's ground flooi rooms. "The 
bars were a maintenance decision five 
or seven years ago,' said Dan Remley, 
assistant director of Residence i-ife. 
"They are not our preference, but had 
to be installed lor security reasons. 
However, just like Sullivan, Sheehan 
is expected to get new windows this 

summer and security screens, like the 
ones placed in 1-edigaii and O'Dwyer 
Halls, will replace all bars ' 

With Sullivan and Sheehan Halls 
being the two most popular and larg- 
est dorms on campus, it can be very 
demanding for Residence Life to keep 
moderni/ing the two buildings and 
meet all the requests made by all resi- 

More recently, the problem has 
been with the power supply to every 
room. "Every summer we address the 
power issue in both dorms and, luck- 
ily, Sullivan was able to be rewired 
two years ago," Remley continued, 
"and this summer, Austin and C'orr ■ 
Halls were first priorities because ot 
similar blackouts that Sullivan was 
having. Now Sheehan is catching up 
with us," Remley ccmmiented, recog- 
ni/ing the prevailing losses of power 
throughout the entire building. 

"These buildings, having been built 
in the 5()s, do n(»t have the ability to 
handle the capacity of all the comput- 
ers, microwaves and hair dryers that 
students nowadays are bringing with 
them from home," said John Gallen, 
the executive director of F-acilities 
Management "Most of the recent 
blackouts have occurred between 9 
and 1 1 p.m. when everyone utilizes 
power at the same time." 

However, last week, a temporary 
fix was made so that power from 
Bartlev is being redirected to Sheehan 
Hall and, hopefully, with this new 
source of energy, the situation will 
remain stable until the summer when 
the entire dorm will be rewired. "Since 
then, there have been occasional 
power outages, but nothing like what 
was happening earlier in the semes- 
ter," he reported 

Both Facilities Management and 
Residence Life agree that each year, 
more and more students have appli- 
ances and computers that exceed the 

freshman athletes 
targets study skills 



Features Editor 

For the past four years. I)r Rav 
Heit/mann has been assisting stu- 
dent athletes in their quest for both 
academic and athletic success 
Heit/m.uin holds annual seminars 
for all treshni.m .ithletes. offering 
tips tor problems i.mging from note 
taking to time management The 
seminar is mandatory for all fresh 
man athletes. 

I he program began lour years 
.iL'o but it was only presented to the 
tooth. ill team during its academic 
(i.i\ 111 the summer. However, it was 
soon expanded to every athletic 

Senioi HiKlget Fiaxter, captain ot 
the women's softball team, assisted 
Heit/mann during the piesentation 
He chose B.ixter because "she's a 
great student and a great alhlete- 
the whole package," he said 

niiring the hour long seminar, 
liiit/mann emphasized the impor 
tancc of attentivcncss in class, notc- 
laking skills, mnemonic devises, 
test l.ikmg strategies and time man 
agement. "These are great sugges- 
tions and hints I've taken 
troiii books, lectures. (and| video 
l.i|H s I take the best and give it 
to them, " he said. Heit/mann also 
passetl out copies of 'things to do" 
lists to get the students into the habit 
of recording .issignments and ap 

Baxter reiterated the signifi- 
cance of time management. "I 
think it's important for the fresh- 
men just to let them know a lot of 
different lips that they might not be 
aware of, " she said 

Heit/mann believes that the ath- 
letes are good students. "If we 
could enhance what thev already 
do. we could r.iise them lo the next 
level. ■ Heit/mann continued, "and 
lust get them thinking about how 
important it is to do well right from 
the get go." 

Heit/mann sets high goals for 
the athletes, giving them something 
to strive for. "I want them to be 
All-Academic and All-AthletK Hig 
last," he said 

Heit/mann. who can add direc- 
tor of the (iraduale Teacher Edu 
c. It ion Program at Villanov.i to his 
imjiressive list ot accomplishments. 
has dedicated his career to the edu 
cation field He has .i special ex- 
pertise in writing for publication, 
study skills development, marine 
and maritime studies, political car- 
toon inlerpret.ition. sports and ath- 

He believes that, "If the students 
could get two or three good ideas - 
where lo sit in cl.iss, or never miss 
class, or how to use summer school 
.IS part of their program, or how to 
.ipproach tests more logrcally and 
systematically--if they can take that 
away, that's .i big plus " 

power capability ot the tniildings and 
the situations get consequently worse. 
"Sheehan just crept up on us, but I 
think that we are out of the woods 
now. " Ciallen commented, as well as 
recommended that all Sheehan resi- 
dents be resourceful about their use 
of power and not have the fans going 
and the microwave and computer on 
"Right now, our key interests are 
to address the needs and problems of 

students, that being new windows and 
rewiring for Sheehan which is all 
scheduled to happen this summer," 
said Remley 

Finally, to set the record straight, 
Sullivan and Sheehan Halls have been 
and are single-sex dorms and will con- 
tinue to be for the time being. "Yes, 
we are discussing the possibility of 
making both dorms co-ed, yet, we are 
carefully moving and considering the 

linkage with this matter to that of the 
Villanova Experience' that is taking 
place in St. Monica Hall among fresh- 
men," Remley said "We have strong 
concerns about roommate privacy and 
are currently investigating with other 
schools if we can do similar co-living 
arrangements and how we can go 
about handling it." 

September 20. 1996 


Page 15 


The new and improved Sullivan Hall. 

Karate club kicks into high gear 


Staff Reporter 

Are you looking for a great way to 
get involved and learn valuable skills 
of self-defense'? If so, you need to 
look no further than our Karate Club. 
If you want to begin the practice of 
this Japanese art or are a veteran, then 
this is the place for you. 

The University's Karate Club is the 
longest running collegiate karate club 
in the country, and had its beginnings 
here more than 25 years ago. 

I he Karate Club is now lead by 
Jim Toolan, a local attorney and gradu- 
ate of Villanova University and 
Villanova Law School. He was a 
member of the club during his days as 
a Wildcat and now returns to donate 
his time lo instructing these eager stu- 

Sensei Toolan leads 1 2 other in- 
structors. They teach entry-level 
classes for the interested novices. 
Ihev also offer advanced classes for 
those who are striving to become ex- 
perts at the art 

I'he club IS .m independent orga- 
ni/alion. but is mn uiuler the athletic 
department I he instructors are vol- 
iiiileers. and don. lie their time lo the 
club The club president is Jim F.alon, 
.1 senior chennslry major. He has been 
involved here since his freshman year 
and IS currently a brown bell 

\our level of exix-rtise is marked 
b\ the color of the belt that you wear 
.iround your ,i,'vc Beginners start by 
wearing a yellow belt As Ihev move 
up in skill, they wear ilifferenl color 
belts A black lu-lt is the highest level 
that one can oblam in karate. A brown 
bell is one level below that Eaton said 
that it takes about five years lo obtain 
a black bell He hopes to accomplish 
that next year, after his graduation. 

Ihe club consists mostly of begin- 
ners Sensei Ibolan and Ihe other in- 
structors are basically there to leach 
the new students There are a number 
of veterans who participate in the 
clubs biweekly sessions Ificse in 
elude alumni and some members of 

Sensei Toolan 's law firm. Classes are 
held in the St. Mary's Hall Gymna- 
sium on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 
7:.^() p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 

The club is open to all members of 
the Villanova community, whether you 

are just beginning or have been prac- 
ticing karate for many years. Although 
classes officially began on Sept. 3. it 
is still not too late to join. If you want 
to be a member of the club, contact 
Eaton at 239-7290. 


Members of the Karate Club practice twice a week at St. Mary's 



For Tom DeMarco, there is no place like Villanova 


Staff Reporter 

In addition lo Ihe Class of 2(MtO, 
there is another new face on 
Viilanova's campus this year — well, 
sort oL On Aug 26, the University 
welcomed home Ibm DeMarco, the 
new assistant to the dean of .students 
for judicial affairs, and a graduate of 
the class of 1989 and the University's 
law school in 1992. 

While DeMarco was an under- 
graduate student at Villanova, he was 
a head resident and resident assistant 
for two years, and was also a resident 
a.ssistant during his three years at the 
law school. 

The main reason I came 
back was for the oppor- 
tunity to continue teach- 
ing and to work with the 
students in a different 

For the past four years, DeMarco 
has served as assistant district attor- 
ney for Delaware County in Media, 
Pa., in addition to teaching night 
classes in communications at both 
Villanova and Penn State's Delaware 
County campus. 

"The main reason I came back was 
for Ihe opportunity to continue teach- 
ing and to work with the students in .i 

different capacity, " DeMarco said "1 
believe my experience from working 
in the D.A.'s office and dealing with 

so many different types of jjcople has 
prepared me well for Ihe task that lies 
ahead of me " 

DeMarco said that this year can W 
a fun and productive experience for 
Villanova students, whom he has 


Tom DeMarco, the new assistant to the dean of students for judicial affairs, returns to Villanova with a new 

found 'Respectful, cooperative, and 
willing to listen." 

DeMarco believes that, overall, 
students should become more aware 
of University policies and the code of 
student conduct, but he "will try lo be 
as consistent and as fair as possible," 
DeMarco said. "1 think it's important 
to not just sanction students, but teach 
them the consequences of their 
actions would probably have even 
urealer r.imif icalions outsiile of the 
university envirormient. With my le- 
gal background, ! think 1 will be able 
to impress this upon them " 

DeMarco, who is originally from 
Westchester County, N.Y., has pros- 
ecuted cases involving everything 
from drunk ilriving to murder. "After 
h.tndliiig these types ol sitii.itions, I 
believe I can deal with just about any- 
thing" DeMarco quipped 

As for giving advice to students, 
DeMarco said "Read the Blue Book. 
Know Ihe policies and respect them. 
Most importantly, respect each other." 

As for the administration at 
Villanova, DeMarco said, "The fac- 
ulty .ind st.iff have been very helpful 
in gelling me situated. Many of the 
professors that taught me are still here. 
I think says a lot tor the school." 
DeMarco also hopes lo te.ich public 
speaking in Ihe spring of 1997. 

"Viilanova's sense of community 
.uui its respect for others has always 
impressed me," DeMarco said. "I 
wouldn't have come back if 
ihintzs uere not stressed." 

Help is just a click away 


( oinpunm; Sue ( <uiiJi>ial(<r 

.As the Iiilernel and World Wide 
Web continue to evolve as a means 
of distributing information to the 
masses, many individuals, corpora- 
lions, colleges, universities and oth- 
ers have taken advantage of the 'In- 
formation Superhighway ' to provide 
help and support to their clientele 

Over the last year, support sites 
have popped up focusing on every- 
thing from molecular biology to care 
and feeding of Dalmatians to virus 
removal from hard drives 

In this arena, Villanova is no ex- 
ception. Villancwa has continued to 
develop and build upon its WWW 
site pages for several years and re- 
cently two new major sections have 
been added with the goal of provid- 
ing computing help to the students 
and faculty. 

The first web site, located on the 
Apollo server and soon to be mir- 
rored (copied) onto the main 
Villantwa web .server, was developed 
over the summer by a group of com- 
puting site consultants in response 
to the many requests for information 
and aid that they receive at Ihe pub- 
lic computing sites 

On this page (located .it 
SITES), individuals may access a 
wide variety of information about 
the public computing sites located 
in Mendel, Bartlcy, and Tolcntine 
Hails This information includes 
items .such as days and hours of op- 
eration, location (including a cam- 
pus map), using the VAX and UNIX 
systems, software available on the 
servers and other valuable informa 
tion regarding the public sites 

Recently, information focusing 
on logging into the new student 
server, regi.stering your computer if 
you are connected in the dorms, us- 
ing the new e-mail system, and a 
direct link to the web-based 
Villanova Interview Form (VIF) 
have been added. 

Many of these help and FAQ (frc 
quently asked questions) pages are 
highly detailed Some, such as the 

e-mail FAO, include screen shots lo 
further aid users. 

Additional services available on 
the Apollo server include 
downloadable softw.ire. Anti-virus, 
compression (Pkware - used for un- 
zipping downloaded files), and 
Kermit are currently available with 
more expected soon. We are also 
working to provide forms for stu- 
dents and faculty lo help with areas 
such as refx)rting computer problems 
in the sites, reserving labs for fac- 
ulty or special projects, and other 
site-based services. 

We are also working on many 
other FAQs and help files on soft- 
ware such as Word Perfect and 
Ouattro Pro and on subjects such as 
"Finding What You Need on the 
Web" lo help provide students with 
a good starting point for Web-based 
research projects 

A second web site containing 
helpful information and files for 
Villanova students and faculty is the 
Student Helpdesk Homepage 
homepage.htm). This page, devel- 
oped by students from the UNIT Stu- 
dent Helpdesk, provides information 
on such areas as logging into the stu- 
dent server with Windows '95, dorm 
connectivity, Internet tools, and the 
student helpdesk e-zine, 'Nova Net- 
work News Additional files, FAQs, 
and help related lo dorm connectiv- 
ity are also available throughout the 

We invite the Villanova commu- 
nity to look at and comment on the 
sites mentioned above The infor- 
mation contained within the pages 
is a direct result of student and fac- 
ulty requests. We would also like to 
recommend that, should you find a 
particular section or VM) helpful, let 
us know 

All files on the sites may be freely 
copied and distributed and all FAQs 
and articles may be printed for fu- 
ture reference. 

One final note As the Web sites 
are continually growing and chang- 
ing to meet the needs of the 
Villanova community, updates arc 
frequent, so check back often 

Students partner with Bread for 
the World to make childhood ^ 
hunger a national priority 

Bread foi the \\(<il,l I'rew Release 

College and university students n.i- 
tionwide are writing to their congres- 
sional candidates asking them lo com- 
mit lo help overcome childhood hun- 
ger in our country as a part of Bread 
for the World's Fleet to End Childhood 
Hunger Campaign. 

Bread for the World offers con- 
cerned citizens an opportunity to help 
overcome hunger and poverty world- 
wide through advocacy 

This year BreatI for the World's 
Elect to End Childhood Hunger Cam- 
paign is aimed at making childhood 
hunger a significant issue in the 1996 
Congressi(mal electicms. The cam- 
paign is endorsed by the National Stu- 
tlent Campaign Against Hunger and 
Homelessnessand the Campus Oppor- 
tunity Outreach league. 

As students join Ihe ieller-writing 
campaign, they can team up with other 
concerned citizens to help convince 
candidates that feeding the nation's 
children is imperative. 

lb enhance BFW's efforts, this fall 
it is organizing the Imply Spoon 
Project lo encourage people lo send 
empty spocms lo their canilidates 
Villanova student, (iiulia Campanaro, 
said, "This campaign allows those who 
want to help hungry children do so 
through effective lobbying of their rep- 
resentatives " 

More than 13 million children uii 
der the age of 1 2 in the United States - 
more than one in four - face hunger or 
arc at the risk of hunger A greater pro 
portion of children live in pfwerty in 
the United States than in most other 
indu.strial countries 

Despite growing hunger among 
children in our country. Congress 
pa.s.sed welfare reform that cuts a total 
of $*)4 1 billion over six years from 
programs for people living in p<wcr1y 
I^rge cuts are made from the food 
stamp program and aid for legal im- 


The bill ere. lies .i block uraiit nt ,\id 
to families vvilh Depeiuient CtuUlien 
( AFDC), thereby eliminating the 
anlee that poor people who meet pre 
vi(ius eligibility requirements woulil 
receive the assistance 

This richly blessed n.ition doesn't 
have to allow one in four American 
children to suffer hunger But slash- 
ing or dismantling Ihe national nutri 
lion programs will make childhood 
hunger even more widespread." 
Rev David Beckmann, Bread for Ihe 
World president. 

Last spring, students of Villanov.i 
University wrote 22(1 letters lo their 
congressional candidates about their 
concern for hungry children on the f i 
nal day of their 'I' and 
.lustice Week " I he following week- 
end, the campus invited congressional 
candidates to .i candidates' forum, urg- 
ing them to remember hungry people 
during the election. 

In Washington. DC . Georgetown 
University students spent the two 
days of their spring "Hunger Aware- 
ness Week" writing letters to their 
members of Congress The week en- 
couraged service and learning as stu- 
dents served sandwiches to homeless 
people and watched doeiimenlaries 
about hunger 

Columbia University students in 
New York received a letter from Presi 
dint Bill Clinton after their "Imply 
Plate Letter Writing Campaign." Dur 
ing their Hunger Awareness Week in 
fall 199b, students sent empty plates 
and letters lo President Clinton ask- 
ing him to veto the welfare reform hill 
The President vcUhhI that version of 
welfare reform 

What Can You Do? 

If you would like to gel involved 
m the anti-hunger movement or en 
hance the good work that you arc al 
ready doing on behalf of people who 

.m lmnm\. t.ikt. p.iil in oik oi more 
ot the toilow ini: .Ktivities. 

• Write a letter. Writing a lei- 

\i] to ,1 t.indidate takes 
no time .It .ill. Just like a letter to a 
triend or family member, a letter to a 
c.indidate he a casual, handwrit- 
ten letter Introduce yourself .is some- 
one who IS coneemed .ibout people 
who .ire hungry I etters should be .td- 
dressed lo all candidates Republican, 
Democrat and Independent 

• Host a candidate forum. 

Invite your c.inilnl.iles to come to c.iiii 
pus Your c.impus is an import. irit p.irt 
of its district .uid stu- 
dents' yoices have .m imp.ict 

• Plan the F^mpty Spoon 

Project. Iiu ite ,ill of c.impus to join 
in the effort to encourage congres- carulid.ites to commit to help 
overcome childhood hunger BI W has 
a new suggestion to emphasize the is- 
sue of childhood in the congressional 
campaign Ask sluilenls to write a lei 
ter .tiul send .in empty spoon lo their 
candidates. (Jlue a hunger statistic in 
the bowl of the spo()n to remind can- 
didates of the hunger millions of chil- 
dren m our country face. 

How Can You Get 

All you need to do is call Bread 
for the World and request our letter- 
writing kit and campus guide. I'hese 
tools will help you and your campus 
design an effective event that com- 
bines hunger education and advocacy. 

Bread for the World (BFW) is a 
n.ilionwide anti hunger citi/ens' 
movement that seeks justice for the 
world's hungry people by lobbying 
our nations decision makers Contact 
Stephanie Scidel in campus organiz- 
ing at {M)\) b()H-24()() for further de- 
tails ab<iut how your campus can speak 
out for hungry children in our couii 


Page 16 


September 20. 1996 


Call to Renewal conference offers a politics of hope 


.Siiift HifioiUi 

Christians of various dcnomina 
tions from around the country met in 
Washington, I) C\, last weekend to 
discuss the serious problems facing 
our nation at the Call to Renewal Con- 
ference Hie group seeks to apply bib- 
lical values and faith to social and po- 
litical problems. 

Unlike the Christian Coalition, 
which has strong ties to the Republi- 
can Party and which was also holding 
its conference in Washington last 
weekend. Call to Renewal hopes to 
transcend the partisan politics of Right 
and Left, liberal and conservative, and 
gel to the heart of the spiritual, moral 
and social crisis facing our nation. 

'['he conference was led by Jim 
Wallis, editor of Sojourners magazine, 
who was honored by the Villanova 
Center for Peace and Justice last fall 
for his work in alleviating poverty and 
violence in the inner cities. 

Topics discussed included poverty, 
racism, sexism, discrimination against 
homosexuals and abortion. At the fore- 
front of the agenda was the Welfare 
Reform Bill 

Ihe conference saw the bill as be- 
ing detrimental to millions of Ameri- 
cans, cutting off support to many help- 
less people, including children. Wallis 
said, "The best test of a nation's righ- 
teousness is how it treats its most vul- 
nerable " and continually referred to 
the "whatever you do for the least of 
these" biblical passage. 

He sent out a mes.sage thai we must 
not abandon or blame the poor for 
society's problems and that Christians 
have a moral and religious obligation 
lo defend those who cannot defend 

The most prominent speaker at the 
conference was Sen. Bill Bradley of 
New Jersey. He spoke of the impor- 
tant role religion should play in soci- 
ety and praised Call to Renewal, say- 
ing that it is "about a need to have a 
voice not strident, but healing, not di- 

visive, but that brings people together 
. . that ennobles them with a set of 
ideals any person would admit." 

Bradley also stated a desire to go 
beyond the "get-as-much-as-you- can- 
as-quick-as-you- can" market attitude 
and move on to a civil society in which 

we "give to another human being with- 
out the chance for reward." 

Other prominent speakers included 
Marian Wright Edelman of the 
Children's Defense Fund, who led the 
Stand for Children rally in Washing- 
ton last summer, Rep. Tony Hall of 


Sen. Bill Bradley spoke at the Call to Renewal conference in Washington, D.C 

Ohio, and John Carr of the U.S. Catho- 
lic Conference. 

Edelman spoke of the grave injus- 
tices children suffer, stating that a 
child has a one in four chance of be- 
ing bom poor in this country. She also 
talked about the tragedy or "civil war" 
our young are facing, as thousands are 
dicing from poverty and violence. 

Hall spoke about morality in Con- 
gress and the need to make faith ba.sed 
political decisions. Recently, Hall led 
a campaign to include a pro life toler- 
ance plank in the Democratic plat- 
form, and once staged a dramatic 22 
day fast to protest Congress's cutting 
of the Committee for the Hungry. 

Carr expressed the need for Catho- 
lics to participate in politics and the 
challenge of the Church to have a 
moral voice, speaking for those who 
cannot speak for themselves, without 
being as.sociated with a particular po- 
litical group. He said that Catholics 
have the obligation to, "protect human 
life and promote human dignity from 
the inception of life to its final mo- 

The conference was attended by a 
Villanova delegation sp<insored by the 
Center for Peace and Justice and Cam- 
pus Ministry. "Lm glad this group 
exists as an alternative to the Chris- 
tian Coalition, which I feel is too par- 
tisan, too biased, and not tolerant 
enough to truly represent Christians 
in the political arena," said Mike 
Lavanga, a junior political science 

The Call to Renewal offered a vi- 
sion of hope, sending out a message 
that Christians can unite, go beyond 
traditional partisan politics and have 
a strong influence on the political 

September 20, 1 996 


Page 1 7 

GIFT groups assist 
students in sharing faith 


Siuf) Reporter 

"The beauty of the program is 
how simple It IS," said John la)/ano 
of Campus Ministry in describing 
the CilFI (Crowing in Faith To- 
gether) groups that he started two 
years ago 

Ihe (ilFl groups are essentially 
an "informal, relaxed way to look 
at your life with other students, " 
said l^)zano He believes the pro- 
gram works well Ix'cause the groups 
have such a simple concept. 

These small gatherings of about 
seven to nine people are facilitated 
by students and last the length ol 
Ihe semester. Each group meets 
once a week in various places 
around such as dorms. Campus 
Ministry and loicntine Hall Ihe 
meetings are one hour long. 

I.o/.ino first learned ot thest- 
groups Irom the Colkge ol William 
,ind Mary which had a similar pro- 
^l,lrl1 lie likeiltlie idea and decided 
lo iiilioiluee Ihe program to 
\ill,mo\a m IW4. 

Ihe groii[is ,ire run by student 
li .iders who t.iciiitate discussion, 
(ill'l (iroups'main objective is for 
nKinliers lo join together to share 
jiul jirocress in their faith. They lis- 
li n to iMif .motlur about how Ciod 
IS present ni ihi n lives. Each mcm- 
Inr offers their own experiences in 
ilic (Jiseiission "I \ cty thmi; r\ 
|ii( sst tl 111 tht'sf uroujis IS sliutK 
; "s.iul I .o/,lIlo 

Although these groups .av es 
scnlially centered aiomul dod. 
I o/;ino said, "It is not all ( iod talk 
111 these groups Members also dis 
cuss concerns they h.ivt' in then 
lives." l^)/ano believes that as loiiu 
as what the students talk about helps 

them in some way with their spiri- 
tuality, it is worth it for them to talk 
about. He described the discussion 
as, "more from the heart, not from 
the head." 

The GIFT groups are 
essentially an infor- 
mal, relaxed way to 
look at your life with 
other students. 

Skating guidelines are a safety issue 

Because these groups meet ev- 
ery week, a strong bond usually 
forms between the members of each 
group, l^izano said that students in 
these gr(nips"gct a sense of famil- 
i.irity. trust lor one another grows, 
and confidentiality helps to build 
rrieiulship and support for each 
othei ■' 

In tact. U»7,ano said that about 
SO pireeiit of the students in the 
groups continue to meet lor the en- 
tire year, msteatl ol stopping after 
the first semester 

Ihe group members come Irom 
diverse Itackgrotinds. Not all ol the 
students are ( "alholic as many might 
believe These groups draw a large 
mimlni ol Protestant students, 
amoim others, said l.o/aiio 

(illT groups have been a <lili 
mte success at Villanova Now m its 
third year of existence, the si/t- ot 
the has incre.ised ilramali 
(.ally When it started in r'''4. the 
program had three groups This lall. 
( ampiis Ministry boasts ol is ac 
tive (ill'l (iroiips 

Any student mteusted m the 
< dl'l ( iioups can call ( ampiis Mm 
istrv at v')4()X^ 


Staff Reporter 

Skating is off-limits in certain ar- 
eas on Villanova's campus, according 
to guidelines issued by the University 
Safety Committee. 

Specifically, skating is not allowed 
inside buildings, on certain outdoor 
surfaces such as tennis and basketball 
courts, or anywhere that may pose a 
hazard to pedestrians. The rules ap- 
ply to skates, skateboards and 

The guidelines, which were origi- 
nally issued last spring, were designed 
to minimize the potential for danger 
to pedestrians as well as skaters them- 
selves, according to Dr. Richard 
Neville, chair of the University Safety 

Neville called it a 'safety issue." 
saying that the committee received 
complaints of "the odd behavior of 
skating indoors," which prompted the 

"We don't want to restrict skating 
too much outside." said Amelia 
Hollinger, director of environmental 
health and safety "The guidelines are 
mainly to regulate inside" 

Hollinger said when the guide- 
lines were released last spring, many 
students were not aware of them, since 
it was the eiul ot the semester Those 
students who did hear about the regu- 
l.ilioiis expressed "concern for why 
.um\ hou tin' rules writ- developed Wi- 
\\.\n\ stiidciils lo know that we diiln'l 
do this in isolation WV had student 
input, ' Saul Hollinger 

' Ihe issue started from complaints 
liom faculty about skating in build 
ings." said Hollingei Alter several 
laculty members reported nearly col 
liding with students who were on 
skateboards in the halls, the Univer 
sity Safely ( ommittee decided to take 

Ihe tommittee, which imludis 
laculty. stall and student rcpresenta 

lives, studied similar pxilicies at other 
sch(xils, notably West Chester Univer- 
sity, said Hollinger. The West Chester 
guidelines were reviewed by several 
Villanova students before the Univer- 
sity Safety Committee adopted them. 

The rules prohibiting skating on the 
University's basketball and tennis 
courts were implemented to reduce the 
amount of wear and tear on the courts, 
since rollerblades and skateboards are 
"tough on special surfaces," said 

According to Hollinger. the Safety 
Committee's guidelines will be en- 
forced through the judicial process 
outlined in the Blue Book, as with any 

violation of the Code of Student Con- 
duct. Public Safety will report viola- 
tions of the guidelines, especially if 
some students seem to be repeat of- 

Hollinger acknowledged that the 
large size of Villanova's campus 
makes it understandable for students 
to want to use skateboards or 
rollerblades to travel from one build- 
ing to another. The new rules are in- 
tended mostly to reduce the number 
of incidents of skating inside. 

"People just aren't prepared for 
someone to run into them in.side," said 
Hollinger. "We want to lower the po- 
tential for accidents and fright." 

Greek Briefs 

ADPi would like to congratulate our sisters 
Victoria Godfrey, Alex Livermont, Amy Pugliano 
and Kate Sweeney. We hope your Diamond Days 
were filled with special memories. You worked 
real hard and we are proud of you. Thanks, Ro, 
for making these days great. 

Hey Chi Os, let's thank Jen McHale and Sharec 
Pignatelli for putting together an unforgettable 
retreat this past weekend. Thank you to all the 
dedicated Ch\ O drivers as well. Finally, don't 
lorget, Chi Os, this Saturday is the annual par- 
ents' weekend tailgate. 

Kappa thanks Ali Godwin and Bill Janci lor 
organizing a fantastic philanthropy for KKCJ and 
LXA. It was a huge success. Welcome Kappa 
moms and dads. Hope you have a great weekend 
at Villanova. See you at TKO on Saturday. 





Alphi Phi is honored 
with prestigious award 


Staff Reporter 

Dedication is a stioiig and iieces 
sary as.set to any organization. The 
ladiesof the Alpha Phi sorority know 
that as well as any other 1 heii deep 
involvement in the University and in 
Ihe community has not gone unno- 
ticed. The sorority was recently 
awarded Outstanding Chapter on a 
Large (Jreek Campus^ for IW4-IW5, 
The award was given at the Na- 
tional Alpha Phi convention by the 
past vice president of the International 
Chapter, Linda Root President of the 
Villanova chapter Rae Obenski, ac- 
cepter of the award, described the ex- 
perience as "(werwhelming " "They 
said so many wonderful things about 
our chapter," said Obenski. 

Given for several reasons, the 
award honored the sorority's work to- 
ward their philanthropy, or charity 
event, which they chose to be heart 

A major money raiser for Alpha 
Phi's philanthropy was the Fiesta 
Bowl, a flag football tournament. The 
event was a joint effort with the Sigma 
Pi Epsilon fraternity. The fraternity 
also joined Alpha Phi in donating as- 
sistance to the Habitat for Humanity 
organization, which builds homes for 
the poor. 

Alpha Phi has also been involved 
with a domestic abuse shelter in the 
Delaware Valley. The sorority spon- 
sored a barbeque for the Greek com- 
munity at the University. The event 
was not a money raiser. Instead, ad- 
mission was a hygiene product — any- 
thing from shampoo to aspirin to fancy 
smelling soaps. These items are a treat 
to women who receive donations that 
mainly consist of the basic necessities. 
"We wanted to give time, too ... to 
make people feel good, " said Obenski. 
Plans for the barbeque were ruined 

with the arrival ot rain. Despite the 
cancellation, response to the idea was 
immense Alpha Phi donated several 
boxes of products to the shelter. 

Another accomplishment credited 
to the Alpha Phi women is their in- 
volvement 111 the Adopt-a-Highway 
program. They routinely remove the 
litter from the section of Route .^20 
between Montgomery and Conestoga 

The award was also given for the 
sorority's success in planning educa- 
tional programs involving common 
social issues. Date rape and eating dis- 
orders were among the topics chosen. 

The largest sorority on campus, 
Alpha Phi had the strongest rush ever 
in the past two years. This was another 
factor in their winning the prestigious 

The award was a surprise for Al- 
pha Phi. Part of a national organiza- 
tion established since 1872, the 
Villanova chapter was formed almost 
10 years ago in 1987. The chapter is 
young compared to its competitors for 
the award. These chapters, such as 
Nebraska and UCLA, have been on 
the scene for 50 to 75 years. "It was 
an honor just to be nominated," said 

Nominated for six other awards. 
Alpha Phi was also awarded for out- 
standing campus involvement for 
1994-1996. At the time of the recep- 
tion of the award, an Alpha Phi mem- 
ber held the title of rush director and 
another was panhellenic president of 
the Greek community. 

Both Obenski and marketing direc- 
tor, Kate Hess, site Gary Bonas, di- 
rector of Greek affairs and leadership 
development, as having a tremendous 
effect on the sorority. "His support 
has been such a catalyst to our suc- 
cess," said Obenski. "He is really an 
asset to the Greek system. Villanova's 
lucky to have him." 

Major Trouble: Students 
are nuts about psychology 


Staff Reporter 

If you are having a pr(»blem decid- 
ing on a major and don't know if you 
prefer the arts or the sciences, psychol- 
ogy may just be the major for you. 

"Psychology is viewed as a pretty 
good liberal arts major for different 
reasons, " said Dr. Gerald, chair 
for the psychology department "The 
psychology major has a straight-type 
of scientific courses, statistics, meth- 
ods, and cognitive, and because ol that 
em[)loyers are impressed that they 
think that psychology majors might 
have scientific sophi.stication. rigor of 
thought and the skepticism that the 
sciences attempt to foster." 

About 40 percent of psychology 
majors go on to post-baccalaureate 
educ.ition in psychology and other re- 
lated fields, in particular, law. A sur 
vey of graduating seniors indicates a 
diverse number of career options. Psy- 
chology majors have gone on to ca- 
reers in occupational therapy, manage 
ment, law. teachers, and social work- 


Alphi Phi delegates accepting the award: (fn)m left) Jen DeLucia, Linda Massie, Rae Obenski and Megan 

Cat sets the stage for three lectures 

The psychology major 
has a good reputation on 

Its a rigorous program, s.iiil 1 >r 
Long "We try to have a variety ol 
elcctives because psychology is such 
a broad field and we neeil to give the 
students as c<»mpute of a picture as 
j>ossible and we offer courses in many 
subfields like psychology of women. 

psychology of law, abnormal, devel- 
opmental, and many more " 

There are currently about 17.*^ to 
1 SO psychology maj(us, and the num- 
bers have seen a steady increase over 
the years. In order to declare psychol- 
ogy as a major, a student must h.ive 
received a C+ or higher in general psy- 
chology, or the student must have at- 
tained a cumulative (iPA of a 3 O or 
higher. Requirements lor the majin in- 
clude general psychology, introduc- 
tory statistics, research meth(Kls in 
psychology, physiological psychol- 
ogy, experimental perceptit^n, cogni- 
ti(Mi and learning, a senior seminar, 
and at least three psychology electives. 
The psychology major has a good 
reputation on campus," said I)r I.xing. 
"It's a rigorous program to target stu- 
dents for both graduate education and 
a gf>od liberal arts education Psychol 
ogv is a popular elective among many 
students, and is a requirement for edu- 
cation and nursing majors ' 

Psychology enables students with 
the ability to express themselves well 
in written or oral forms, along with 
the ability of working well with num 
bers, which is seen as combining both 
an arts and science curriculum. Psy- 
chology cla.sses are taken in stiiuenee 
as part of a two-vear majoi 

'With the breadth ot the tu hi ol 
psychology," said Dr l^)ng. we want 
to provide students with diverse 
courses so they migiit lollow up on 
them and be prepared tot whatever 
tieUI they intend lo pursue 

It interested in miormalion .iboiit 
psychology as a major, the department 
ot psychology is in'Iolentine ^Vl and 
eaii he reat hed at x'M720. 


Staff Reporter 

What do Tabitha Soren, Henry 
Rollins and Michael Luckman have in 
common? Well, they will all be speak- 
ing at Villanova this fall. 

CAT is proud to announce that af- 
ter many months, they have finally ac- 
quired three major speakers who will 
entertain Villanova's campus. With 
topics ranging from politics to UFO's, 
this fall's lectures are ones that you 
do not want to miss. 

Last April, CAT team decided that 
Soren would be an excellent speaker 
to have regarding the upcoming elec- 
tion in November. With the presiden- 
tial election only a few months away. 
It seems appropriate tor Tabitha to 
come and help inform the students, 
faculty, and staff about the candidates 
and their issues. 

Soren's affiliation with politics 
began in 1 W2, when she anchored the 
MTV's first presidential election. Be- 
sides her coverage of the campaign 
and her interview with President 
Clinton and Vice President Gore, she 
has taken a large portion of time to 
speak at colleges and universities. 

One of Soren's greatest 
achievement's has been alerting the 
younger generation of the world 
surrounds them. Soren's lecture titled 
"Politics, (jeneration X and the I:lec- 
tion of 1^^'^f)," will be held in the 
Villanova Room on Oct. 2.^ at S p.m. 
The excitement does not end with 
Soren. On Oct. 2'^ at S p m. in the 
Villanova Room, Rollins will provide 
us with an evening of spoken word 
Best known as the former lead singer 
for the Rollins Hand, he has turned the 
tables, providing entertainment in a 
fresh, new way. Spoken word is 'part 
story telling, part social commentary 
and part spontaneous combustion," 
according to a spokes person lor Vaga- 
honil Productions 

Rollins is popular on campuses all 
over the country, providing his audi- 
ences with hilarious anecdotes 

Additionally, in November, 
Michael America's leading 
UFO expert, and tlirector ol the New 
York Center for UFO Research, will 
speak on campus. In his lecture on 
Nov. 7. Luckman will discuss proof 
that UFO's really exist After provid- 
ing us with exciting evidence that alien 
life forms are a reality, there will be a 
showing ol hulcpcndcntc Hav in the 
Connelly (enter ( iiunia 

All ol these exuting lecturers arc 
chosen In the Ideas ,iiul Issues ( om 
nuttee. headed In .lulie Home, a 
Villanova student lom Mogan, assis 
tant ilirector ot student development, 
provides CAI with assistance as 
needed Mogan stressed that CAT is a 
stmlenl run organization He said. 

"CAT has attempted to respond to the 
student's desire for more recognizable 
names," and he feels that this fall's 
lecturers provide Villanova's campus 
with great entertainment. 

Admission is free for the Tabitha 
Soren lecture. Admi-ssion for both the 
Henry Rollins and the Michael 
Luckman lecture and viewing of In 
dependence Day is $5. 




Henry Rolhns Is one <»f the three speakers (AT has arranged to speak on 
campus this semesttr. 

The Villanovan's Top Ten 

Straight from the offices of Fioris and Natasha 

The lop ten shows on the new campus I'.V. slalioii . . . 

10. St. Monica's "Up All Night" 

9. The Augustinian Dating Ciamc 

8. VHMS911 

7. The Fresh Prince of Belle Air Terrace 

6. Iriie Stories of the Bike Patrol 

5. Dobbin's Def Comedy Jam 

4. Stanford and Son 

3. St. Thomas of Villanova Day Revisited 

2. "Blah, Blah, Blah" with the S(iA 

and the No. 1 show on the new campus T.V. station . . . 
1. Bonas and Butthead 

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September 20. 1996 

September 20, 1996 


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Fraternity Rush starts on 
September 23rd at 

7:00 in tiie Villanova Room of the Connelly 

Center with the Rush Forum. The following 

day formal Rush begins. Here is a list of 

each fraternity and their first round 


Tues.,Sept. 24 
East Lounge, Dougherty 
6:15-7:15: Sigma Nu 
7:30-8:30: Sigma Phi Epsilon 
8:45-9:45: Sigma Pi 

10:00-1 1 :00 Sigma Alpha Epsilon 

Thurs.,Sept. 26 

North Lounge, Dougherty 

5:30-6:30: Phi Sigma Kappa 

7:00-8:00: Pi Kappa Phi 

8:30-9:30: Zeta Psi 

10:00-1 1 :00: Lambda Chi Alpha 

Weds., Sept. 25 
West Lounge, Dough^ty 

5:30-6:30: FIJI 

7:00-8:00: Alpha Phi Delta 

8:30-9:30: Beta Theta Pi 

10:00-11:00: Pi Kappa Alpha 

Fri.,Sept. 27 

North Lounge, Dougherty 

5:30-6:30: Tau Kappa Omega 

7:00-8:00: Alpha Tau Omega 





On Friday, Sept. 27 
Make sure you mosey on 

down to your favorite 
Dining Hall for western Nite 


Y'all eome now, 

Ya hear! 

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September 20, 1 996 









Assncialc Editor 

The cover of REM. 'sM'n.1(/\<7; 
aires in Hi-hi consists ot a bcuilitul 
black and white laiulscape taken m the 
daytime. It liepicts a blur ol last tor 
ward motion with one dark, slatioary 
hill in the center. Flip the CD over, 
and one will lind a city-scape viewed 
from a lotty distance. There is a cer- 
tain serenity in the tiny liglils dot 
the darkness. This is more than just 
cover art, this is a foreshadowing of 
the musical artistry that lies within; 
one moment free spirited, angry and 
rollicking and the next somber and 

R.E.M. is a band that defies the 
norm which dictates every band will 
hit a rut. .\'t'i\ Aihenliirc.s is the band's 
13th outing and everything here is 
unquestionably fresh. Co-produced by 
Scott Litt, this first -ever live venture 
(recorded on the 19'>5 Monster tour 
soundcheck to a Philadelphia dress- 
ing room) has been cleaned up enough 
to pass as the most pristine of studio 
albums yet still manages to harness the 
energy and emotion that exuded from 
the Monster tour. 

The CD opens with the dejected 
wanderings of "How the West Was 
Won and Where it Got Us." 

Unlike the explosive ■"Wtial s the 
Frequency Kenneth?" that blew Mon- 
ster wide open "How the West Was 
Won" is a decidedly tired, introspec 
ti\e piece But jusl as ■■Kenneth ' was 
,1 pertect introduction to the culture- 
questioning, openly sexual themes ot 
Monster, ■How the West Was Won" 
informs the lisleiiei about lies 
ahead, ■'This story is a sad one told 
many times/ the story of my lile in try 
ing limes" and this time Michael Stipe 
is not pa.ssing on his wisdom .iboul the 
state of our collective past or present, 
he is musing about the past, present 
and future state of R.F; M. 

As a band, R.H.M. has been noto- 
rious for successfully avoiding the 
usual trappings of fame in an indus- 
try that all but demands conformity to 
its whims. Despite their best inten- 
tions, fame has indeed ensnared the 
band in its sticky web, and in songs 
like "Bittersweet Me," "I'd sooner 
chew my leg off/Than be trapped in 
this," it is clear they want out. The idea 
of escape is more than just a theme 
for this CD, it is a mission. "The Wake 
Up Bomb," "Departure," "Leave" and 
"Low Desert" are all part of the plan. 
Inevitably, this escape cannot come 
without familiar obstacles such as re- 
ligion on "Undertow," the gorgeous 
"New Test Leper" and the previously 
much avoided topic of love and rela- 

tionships on 'Biiiks the.," 
"So Fast, So Numb," ami the heart 
melting "Be Mine" which iiiuis Stipe 
explaining: ''l never ihoiighl ot this as 
luiiny It means another world to me/ 
I wanna be your l:aster Bunny/ 1 
vyaiina be your Christmas tree." New 
Adventures also includes a great deal 
of musical exploration, mostly on the 
part of guitarist Peter Buck, but dis- 
played by the whole band on the slip 
pery, lounge-esque mslrumenlal 

It seems ironic then, that the track 
we are lell with at the end, 
"hiectrolite," sounds more like the 
R.H.M. we have come to know over 
the past 16 years than any other track 
on the album. Back in place is Buck's 
jangly guitar, Mike Mills' warbly 
backing vocals. Bill Berry's tight drum 
work and Stipe's confident lyrics ap- 
proached with vocal trepidation; gone 
are the sirens, organs and distortions. 

Calm seems to have replaced the 
rage, they have reached the tranquil 
overlook and are taking in the dotted 
landscape; things are not so over- 
whelming from this vantage point, 
"20th century go to sleep... /I'm not 
scared/ I'm outta here." Have Stipe 
and the band found the will and way 
to move on from where they were 
while maintaining their hard fought 
for integrity, or is this their denoue- 

Spitfire Grill tugs at heart 
strings of movie goers 


Staff Reporter 

The Spitfire Grill, written and di- 
rected by Lee David Zlotoff, is a film 
about alienation, fear and a young 
girls attempt [n create a new world 
for herself after being released from a 
prison in upstate Maine. As the film 
begins, the viewer does not know why 
young Percy Talbot has been sent to 
prison, but the sincerity of the charac- 
ter (believably portrayed by the im- 
pressive Alison l:lliott) is immediately 
apparent to the audience. After Percy 
is released from prison, she is given a 
job as a waitress at the Spitfire drill 
111 tlie town of (iilead. Maine, where 
besides serving food to customers, her 
main duly is to help the .liling Hannah 
(a wonderfully energetic Fallen 
Biiisiyn) tend to her home, which 
doubles as the Cirill 

At first, the people of the town are 
wary of Percy and gossip about her, 
but as the film progresses, she gradu- 
ally wins them (ner with her sense of 
honesty and goc^dwill Joe, a young 
man who befriends Percy when she 
arrives in town, is the girls first link 
to the real world since her imprison- 
ment, and the two (juicklv forge a deep 
tnendship However, Hannah's 
nephew Nam presents a major ob- 
stacle for Percy in her (]uest for ac- 
ceptance, and his destructive selt-ab- 
soiption drastically affects not only 
Percy, but the entire town of (iilead 
as well. Nam's wife , Shelby, serves 
as a .sounding board for the troubled 
Percy, and learns a painful lesson 
about self respect from the girl in the 

The Spitfire Cn II is an .lesilielically 
pl( MsiiiL' filni. otlei mg beautiful 
seeiKS ol the lush vegelalion, sprawl- 
ing mountains and breathtaking wa- 
terfalls ot upstate M.iine Nature 
serves as a nia)or plot device in the 
film, as muc h of Percy's coming into 
being and sc It cv aliiation takes place 
away from llie town Ironically, it is 
in this natural environment that the 

film reaches its climactic moments, 
and surroundings that were once pro- 
tective and inspiring become unavoid- 
ably tragic. 

The complexity of the films plot 
is generated by one of its many sub- 
plots. After a bad fall, Hannah gives 
Percy a project that she can no longer 
attend to — placing a burlap sack of 
canned goods on the back porch each 
night. While Percy does not know 
who the sack is for, she performs the 
duty without question. At the film's 
conclusion, the identity oi this mys- 

terious person is revealecA and the 
knowledge has far-reaching^sffects on 
the entire town, especially Hannah. 

Overall, The Spitfire Grill is an in- 
spiring story about the determination 
and strength of the human spirit, with 
an ending that will tug at your heart 
strings while raising your spirits. It is 
a must see for anyone who has ever 
searched for a place to call their own. 
The film is currently showing in sev- 
eral area theaters. Check local listings 
f<n dates and times. 

The Spitfire Grill i.s inspiring and captivating. 

R.E.M.'s New Adventures in Hi-Fi pleases old fans. 

ment? In either case they should find 
satisfaction in the fact that they have 

marked the musical landscape with yet 
another shimmering masterpiece. 

Gwyneth Paltrow's 
cunning character 
shines in Emma 


Staff Reporter 

She has natural beauty, simple el- 
egance, a popular new release and the 
heart of Brad Pitt. What more could 
Ciwyneth Paltrow ask for? How about 
a presidential screening at the White 
House; oh, I forgot, she has had that 

Ciwyneth Paltrow has captured 
the hearts of audiences everywhere 
as the star in Emma. This romantic 
tale is filled with love, misunder- 
standings and a touch of comedy 
Through the characters of I-mma 
Woodhouse (Gwyneth Paltrow), 
Harriet Smith, (Toni Collette) and 
Mr. Knightly (Jeremy Northam), an 
18th Century novel is brought to life 
Written and directed by Douglas 
McCirath, Emma is a breath of fresh 
air. This romantic comedy is a pleas- 
ant escape from the norms of every- 
day life 

Emma is the fourth version of a 
Jane Austen n(wel recently made into 
a film, following PersuasumJ^ense 
and Sensthtlilv and the TV variation 
of Pride and Prejudice It looks as 
though Hollywood is on an Austen 
streak with some big-name leading 
ladies playing out the IKth Century 
role model Ciwyneth Paltrow shines 
in the role of a young 21 year-old 
matchm.iker Throughout the entire 
movie, 1 mma never stops searching 
for a l(we life that she can improve 
She IS torever trying to serve as cu- 
piil, but ultimately gets shot with her 
own arrow 

Her fust victim is the pooi and 
unexpecting Miss Smith lliis less 
fortunate and less intelligent woman 
hangs onto every piece of loolish .n\ 
vice Miss Woodhouse dishes out 
Hven when Miss Smith is given a let- 
ter of proposal by the lovr of her life. 

a poor farmer boy, Emma finds fault 
in it, saying that it is not good enough one of his sisters helped him 
write it. 

Miss Smith, as trusting as she is, 
takes Emma's advice and turns down 
the propo.sal. Emma's next victim, 
whom she intends to fix up with Miss 
Smith, is the overbearing Rev F'lton 
(Alan C^imming). Unaffected by 
Miss Smith's simple nature. Rev 
Elton falls madly in hwe with 1 mma 
instead of the pitiful Miss Smith 

While professing his love to Miss 
Woodhouse he states, "I never cared 
for Miss Smith, except as your 
Iriend" It is now that Emma becomes 
frantic, for she still has yet t(^ find a 
match for her counterpart. Miss 
Smith Readers should not worry, 
though, because the head-strong 
Emma tries yet again, and tails once 
more to match Miss Smith with a 

Through Emmas self employed 
dating service there are two men in 
her life, her father, who she loves 
dearly, and Mr Knight, who is prac 
tically her brother (but who she un 
consciously loves too). These two 
gentleman warn her of the dangers 
of her trade, but she continues to edge 
on Miss Smith to pursue the man of 
her choice It is (mlywhenllarriet 
chooses the wrong man, Emma's 
man, does Fmma realize that she has 
been tugging at the wrcMig heart 

All Tmina must {\o now is wait 
and let Mr Knightly decide who he 
lo\es the most or at all. As all of us 
Austen scholars know, there is al- 
ways a happy ending to these ISth 
{ enturv romances, so all you have 
to do IS go, and see who ends up 

September 20. 1 996 


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The Queers broaden the realm of punk rock 


Staff Reporter 

Is punk rock big enough to encom- 
pass mellowness and mayhem? Can 
one band produce both silly love 
songs and anthems of rebellion? What 
about if that band's previous releases 
contain such titles as "This Place 
Sucks, ""Next Stop Rehab," and 
"Love Songs for the Retarded?"lf the 
band is the Queers, the answer to all 
of these questions is a resounding 
"YEAH!" On their latest album, 
Don 't Back Down (which contains a 
cover of the Beach Boys song of the 
same title) the Queers m(we fluidly 
from snottiness to sensitivity, all the 
while delivering eminently catchy 
poppunk tunes. 

When I saw that the first song was 
titled, "No Tit," 1 groaned in antici- 
pation of a twisted, breast-oriented 
version of "Baby's Got Back." In- 
stead, 1 found myself gleefully sing- 
ing along to such lyrics as "It's no 
matter big or small... Your sexist chat- 
ter bores us all....l love my girl and 
she loves me." The Queers then con- 
tinue their strong, pro-women stance 
with the song, 

"Punk Rock Girls" extols the vir- 

tues of the supremely cool punk fe- 
male. Needless to say, this song made 
my day. I can only hope it makes 
enough of a mainstream splash so that 
the public will have something other 
than the Dead Milkmen's "Punk Rock 
Girl" to sing to me. (Hey— 1 like the 
Dead Milkmen as much as the next 
person, but being serenaded with them 
has gotten a little stale, okay?) 

In addition to these rocking songs 
about ladies, the Queers also slow it 
di)wn with a few ballads ("Number 
One," "Janelle", "Sidewalk Surfer 
Girl"), with sap-happy lyrics. The best 
ballad on the album, however, is "1 
Can't Get Over You," which features 
the vocals of Lisa Marr of Cub. It's 
definitely a cuddlecore classic. 
Though the song is supposed to be sad, 

I find myself singing it with a bounce 
in my step and a smile on my face 
lis a good remedy for people trying 
to get over a recent breakup. 

But in case their diehard fans think 
that the Queers have gotten too soft, 
there are enough vitriol laden tracks 
to satisfy even the most macho leather 
jacket clad punk. While Joe King may 
be singing, "I'm just a punk rocker in 

The Queers Don't Back Down makes everyone happy. 

love!" elsewhere on the album, songs 
like "I'm Okay, You're E***ed," "I 
Only Drink Bud", and "Brush Your 
Teeth," harness the angry energy of 
pathetic losers The (Jueers have even 
re-recorded their aiiti relationship an- 
them, "L<we Love Love" for this al- 
bum- and it's faster and snottier than 
the original. My favorite song on the 
entire record is one entitled, "Born To 
Do Dishes, "which was orminallv re- 
corded tot Dishwasher magazine's 
Music To Wash Dishes By Vol. 1. It's 
a comfort to anyone who is proud to 
be in a "dead-end job " As the Queers 
sing, "the heat, the slime, I've never 
been on time/I'm soaking wet, I'll 
never save a dime/Born to do 
dishes .mil m\ mom s really bummed 

out " 

So even if you think you are inca- 
pable of saving money, at least try to 
scrape together a lew pennies to buy 
Dim t Bark Down It's got something 
for everyone the happy, the lovesick, 
the miserable and the pissed-off. In ad- 
dition. Its the catchiest pop-punk 
heard since the (Queers released their 
last album. It you are not bouncing up 
and down by the end of this album, 
you need electroshock therapy to bring 
you back to lile 

Pearl Jam's No Code departs 
from previous endeavors 


Staff Reporter 

If you were lucky enough to get 
tickets to a Pearl Jam concert this year, 
it was most likely due to one of two 
rea.sons; either God owed you a favor 
or you can dial a telephone faster than 
ninety-nine percent of the p<ipulation. 
In keeping with their ongoing con- 
flict with Ticketmaster, the allegedly 
monopolistic ticket agency. Pearl Jam 
decided to offer tickets to their fall tour 
dates only over the telephone, via an 
alternative ticket agency. 

Regardless of the size of the venue 
which they were playing, tickets for 
every show, offered to date, have sold 
out within a matter of minutes 

This mass union of people with 
their telephones is due in no small part 
to the release oi No Code, the band's 
fourth album, and their first release 
since 1994's Vitalogy. Released to al- 
most as much critical acclaim as there 
was fanfare preceding it. No (ode in- 
stantly became a hit with both critics 
and fans 

However, this quintet from .Seattle 
is no stranger to large-scale success 
Ever since their 1991 debut. Ten, Pearl 
Jam has become one of the most in- 
fluential bands on the alternative mu 
sic scene, and No Code only serves to 
solidify their status 

In the what hasbeccmie a tradition 
among Pearl Jam albums. No Code is 
a departure from their previous offer- 
ings, and it comes neatly packaged in 
the awkward CD case that just doesn't 
fit into any CD rack The record is not 
a rough, unrefineil burst of energy, like 
Ten or V.v , and it is not an intiospec 
live meditation, like Vitalogw Instead, 
it is a combination of both and .in un 
easy combination to say the least 

The vast majority of the songs on 
the album are mid-tempo, progressive 
rock songs, broken up by a variety ol 
high -energy anthems and brooding 
melodies; this prevents (he mellow 
theme ol the album from becoming 

The collaboration ol IcKlie Veddei. 
the lead singer and songwriter ot Pearl 
Jam, with eastern musical ttanscen 

dentalist Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, as 
well as the band' s collaboration with 
Neil Young on last year ' s Mirror Ball, 
have had an influential role in the evo- 
lution of Pearl Jam' s music. 

The infusion of the spiritual ele- 
ments brought to the group by Vedder, 
combined with the southern blues rock 
of Neil Young, gives the album a sound 
with much more depth than any of 
their previous releases. In this way, 
the group does not betray its alterna- 
tive rock roots. 

No Code is an album of contrasts 
It is filled with sublime highs and som- 
ber lows, and it quietly grooves, force- 
fully erupts and balances somewhere 
between confusion and rapture It is 

No Code is an album 
of contrasts. It is 
filled with sublime 
highs and somber 
lows, and it quietly 
grooves, forcefully 
erupts and balances 
somewhere between 
confusion and rap- 

the tr.inscendental voyage of one Mr 
Tddie Vedder. sutimitted lor your ap 

Returning to the traditional Pearl 
l,im stomping grounds, Eddie Veddei 
dredges up the more tortured aspects 
(if existence as the locus ot his lyrics 
He revives his introverted character 
studies in "Oft He Goes" and "In Mv 
I lee," while inviting everyone to ex- 
plore his own character, begging "I'm 
open come in." in the track "I'm 
Open ' 

He also probes the painful aspects 
of strained relationships in "Hail. 
H.iil" and "Smile." set against back- 

drops of blistering guitar chords and 
blues rock inspired riffs ala Neil 
Young. The two songs form an odd 
duo, the first examining a relationship 
that has gone bad, and the second ex- 
pressing the regret of a failed relation- 

The influences of Neil Young sur- 
face yet again on "Red Mosquito" and 
"Mankind." while "Who You Are" and 
"Present Tense" exhibit a more east- 
ern vibe; however, listeners should not 
worry, the Pearl Jam you know and 
love hasn't disappeared completely 
All sixty-two seconds of "Lukin" 
(most likely a nod to the lead singer 
of The Screaming Trees) scorch with 
Eddie Vedder 's voice becoming as 
discernable as the guitars which ignite 
behmd him. (Many listeners may rec- 
ognize "Lukin" as being strikingly 
similar to "1(K) Pace," a song previ- 
ously only available on imports). 
"Around the Bend" forms a fitting 
conclusion to an anomalous album, f (u 
it IS itself an anomaly in its optimism 
The piano and acoustic guitars in 
"Around the Bend" contrast the whole 
of the album, but bring it full circle 
through Vedder s chorus, "There's <i 
sun around the bend " 

l:ddie Vedder has frequently been 
asked to interpret his highly introspec- 
tive and often cryptic lyrics. However, 
he has always refused, explaining that 
every person who hears his music be- 
(.omes a "part-owner" of his work. As 
the title suggests. No (Ode contains 
no puzzling lyrics In fact, 1-ddie 
Vedder himself says in "Sometimes," 
"sometimes I speak of nothing at all," 
,inil further explains in "Hail, Hail" 
that I don't want to ihmk 1 want to 
teel." No Code is more like a cipher an riddle 

However, the question still re 
mains, "Should I buy this CD'.'" If vou 
are looking for ,\ disc that will make 
you want to get up anil mosh, then No 
(Ode probably is not for you. T^en 
though No Code lacks the hard edge 
that put Pearl Jam on the musical map. 
It IS still worth investing in, and it 
makes a great addition to ,in\ ( D col 
ill, tion 

Cultural Film Series 
presents "Guelwaar" 


Sliiff Reporter 

"Guelwaar, " a wise and humorous 
portrait of contemporary rural life in 
Senegal by master storyteller 
Ousmane Semhene, is the upcoming 
feature in Villanovas Tall 199() Cul- 
tural Film and Ixcture Series. This 
1993 social satire is written and di- 
rected by Sembene, an outstanding 
literary figure and the fatherof mod- 
ern African cinema As in Sembene's 
sixearlier films ( including "Mandabi" 
and "Xala"), at the heart ot 
"Cjuelwaar" is a single absurd situa 
tion used to indict African corruption 

Inspired by a true story, Sembene 
employs the death of the title char- 
acter, Ciuelwaar, a village spokesper- 
son, and the disappearance of his 
corpse as an underlying symbol. Us- 
ing the death of Guelwaar, an advo- 
cate of an independent and unified 
Africa, Sembene is able to symbol- 
ize the deeply-rooted jealousies and 
conflicts that are at the focus of the 

The conflict that results over 
Guelwaar 's death and the dis.ippear- 
ance of his body illustrate the bureau 
cracy, family conflicts and religious 
fanaticism that come between the 
village's Moslem .tnd Christian o[v 
posing factions. Although Sembene 
himself IS a Moslem, he is even- 
handed at meting out criticism of 
both sides 

"( iuelwaar will have four screen- 
ings in the University's Connelly 
Center Cinema Saturday, September 
21 at 7 prn, Sunday September 22 at 
3:.^()and 7p-m and Monday, Septem 
her 23 at 7 p ni Admission is %^ tor 
students and 5.4 for the general pub 
lie The Monday evening screening 
of "Guelwaar" will be introduced b\ 
the head of V U 's Atric.ina SHulies 
program, Keita, who will 
lead a discussion, 'Sembene's Mod 
ern Africa: The Power and the Pride" 
following the viewing period 

For more information, or to be 
added to the Cultural Film Series' 
mailing list, please call X947S() on 
weekdays between '> am and '^ p ni 

(uielwaar" gives a taste of contemporaiv Afiiean nr ' \'h\ 

'9 .1 


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Eating on the Main Line: 
Schlotzsky's Deli disapoints 


Assistant Fnterttunment Editor 

Although Schlol/.sky's Deli is a 
relatively new edition to a long list ol 
Main Line eateries, many Villant)v ans 
have probably passed the restaurants 
doors while walking, driving or sliiiN 
tlingdown Lancaster Avenue, luxated 
tlireetlv across from Barnes and Noble 
Bookstore in Biyii M.iwr, this liii\ deli 
seems like the kind ot place where one 
would be able to find good food al stu 
dent-triendly prices 

When mv companion and 1 arrived 
at Schlolzsky "s on Saturday atternocMi. 
I was famished 1 had purposely 
skipped my tavorite meal ot the week, 
brunch, because I was determined to 
have a filling lunch. Irving to find a 
parking space in the mmiile lot proved 
to be an adventure in ilselt. however, 
when 1 gl.mcetl up .it the e.xtensiv e and 
prominciills displayed menu in the 
window, my frustration instantly sub- 
sided: 1 was now in hot pursuit of the 
"light smoked turkey breast sand- 

The interior of Schlot/skys Deli 
is small, but cozy. Customers make 
their choices and wail in line at the 

dell countei. which lealures a large 
display of fresh salads, desserts and 
canned and bottled beverages We 
made it through the relatively long line 
without a problem; however, once we 
reached the cash register, we were dis- 
mayed by the unfriendly demeanor ot 
our check-out person. Attributing the 
cause ot her odd behavior to the hec- 
tic p. ice ot the lunch hour, we took our 
number (customers wait until their 
number is called and then pick up their 
food at another window) and went in 
search ol a table. 

Ihere are about IS small tables in 
the dell, but when 1 there, about 
four of them were pushed together 
with their chairs missing. Surprisingly, 
not even one of the leftover tables was 
clean They were all littered with rem- 
nants ot past meals, including crumbs, 
straw wrappers and used napkins. 

We finally found a relatively spot- 
less table .tnd, while waiting for num- 
ber 240 to be called, perused the menu. 
Schlot/skv "s makes a variety of home- 
made original, light and deli sand- 
wiches. It also offers daily homemade 
soups, S inch sourdough crust pizzas, 
specialty pizzas, desserts and "Kid 
Combos." In addition, Schlotzsky's a small breakfast menu that in 
eludes the usual favorites, such as egg 
and cheese sandwiches and bagels 
with cream cheese or jelly 

When our sandwiches arrived, we 
were not very impressed with their 
presentation. The" light smoked tur 
key breast sandwich" looked like it 
was haphazardly thrown together, and 
the turkey and bacon club kept falling 
apart. Although our meals were not 
exactly filling, the kids at the table 
next to us sure seemed to enjoy their 
barbeque chicken pizza and peanut 
butter ctmkies. 

In my experience, eating at 
Schlotzsky's on Saturday aftern(H)n is 
a bad idea. Id like to give this quaint 
deli the benefit of the doubt when it 
comes to long lines, curt service and 
messy tables, maybe these faults are 
simply the result of an unusually busy 
day. However, when the average cost 
of a regular sandwich is S.'^.Z.S (on a 
student budget, this is scmiewhat 
pricey), the "Home of the Original 
Sandwich" should definitely consider 
some improvements in atmosphere 
and efficiency. 

Xwing: A "Star Wars" tradition 


Stuff Kcpoi hi 

They helped to destroy the 1 irsi 
and Second Death Stars, and defeiuled 
Echo Base on llcih linm the Inipire 
while the Rebels evacuated it Kogue 
Squadron, the group of fighter pilots 
to which such heroism is accreihted. 
is given a new mission in .\ \^ini;. the 
newest series of Star Wars no\eK. 
written by Michael .A Stackpole 
Opened so powertulK In the book 
Roi^iic Stfatlron. fans of the dramatic, 
action-packed Star Wars I Iniverse are 
told of how this elite starfighter unit 
was resurrected to take on the Lmpire 
in the Galactic Core 

Set !W(i ,ind a halt \ears alter .SVar 
Wars \ / [In- Rt'litrn of the tcdi, the 
Lmpire is de.ill bl<m after successive 
blow by the lleilgling New Republic 
after the death of Emperor F'.dpatme 

on the Second Death Star 

Commaiuier Wedge Aiiiilies. ihe 
Comniaiuimg Officer ot Rogue 
Squailron. has been given the task i>t 
lebuilitiiig the unit with the best Rebel 
pilots 111 tlie galaxy. Not oriK .ire 
skilled pilots w.iiited, but those .ible 
to tace "ONerwhelming odds, tough 
targets and scant chance of survival- 
business as usual for Rogue Squad- 
ron " Unfortunately, the remnants of 
the l.mpire. under the tenable com- 
m.ind of Ysanne Is.ird. he.itl of Impe- Intelligence, has resolved to de- 
slrov Rogue Squadron by both sheer 
force and from within The action 
builds as the elite unit .ittempts to fight 
It's way into the Core of the (iaiaxv. 
stopped .It every turn In Imperial 

For Wars fans, this book be- 
gins a series that will fill some of the 
gaps between Hu- I rm c at Haktira Am\ 

Tilt' Courtship of Princess Leia. 

In .idilition. It serves to expl.iin 
,1 lot of went on during the battles 
suiroundmg the destruction of the 
l^eath St.irs .Alliiough the b.ittle 
scenes are tilled with .i lot i)t techni- 
cal jargon .iiul .ire bit h.ird to tollow. 
the tlow ot the story is not h.impered 
by them Ihe politics of the New 
Republic shown in the story will re- 
mind Star Wars re.iders of similar 
events presented in Iimothy Zahns 
rhrawn Trilogy. In conclusion, this 
book IS a welcome addition to the 
we.ilth ot novels which expand and 
enrich the Star Wars Universe. 

As mentioned in the introduction. 
Roi^tic Squadron opens the series X- 
Wing. The second bocik in the series, 
\\cd}>c\ (iamhU\ is on the shelves 
.ivailable for reading. 

" Bullet Proof" gets mixed reviews 
with high action and low plot 


Siuft l<< i">ii<i 

If an .iction comcdv is what you 
are looking for. I have found the mov le 
for v<Mi •Bulletprool." st.irmg 
Sandler .ind Damon Wayans, is a good 
mix o( both comedy and .iction I he 
story line is simple and the .iction 

Archie Moses (Adam Saddler) is 
a petty thief from Ixis Angeles who 
has never been able to trust anyone in 
his life Rock Keats (Damon Wayans) 
is able to gain Moses' trust and joins 
him as his partner in crime Moses 
even includes him in his plan on a drug 
heist, supposedly an easy job with a 
big payoff 

Moses nevei realizes that Keats is 
actually an undercover cop trying to 
bust a drug ring run by big time car 
dealer Frank ( olton (James Caan) As 
the heist goes down, things fall apart 

Keats tries to arrest Moses, but 
Mi)scs docs not go easily Feeling be 

trayed by his friend, he strikes back 
and during Ihe melee shots are firetl 
Moses accidentlv shoots Keats in the 

.\s Kelts .iw.ikes in the hospital, 
he meets his beautiful nurse, Traci 

Sandler and Wayans 
work well together and 
their characters com- 
pliment one other. 

Flyn (Kristen Wilson), and falls in 
love As the two fall in love, Keats is 
forced back to the job, but this time 
he's behind the desk with a steel plate 
m his head. With his head throbbing. 
Keats cannot wait to get back al 

Moses Ihe cops finally track Moses 
ilown <ind get him to agree to turn 
state's evidence, but with one condi- 
tion: Keats has to bring him in 

When Keats goes to get Moses and 
escort him back to I.os Angeles, the 
two are ambushed by Collon's men, 
who are still upset about the bust of 
their drug ring. Barely escaping the 
ambush, Keats and Moses find them- 
selves alone in the desert trying to find 
their way back to I.os Angeles This 
IS when the real fun begins 

"Bulletproof is high on action, but 
low on plot Sandler and Wayans work 
well together and their characters 
compliement one other The movie is 
a g(x>d mix of action and comedy, but 
many viewers may have already seen 
this type of movie formula in "4K 
Hours." With a nmning time of only 
one hour and ?>^ minutes, "Bullet- 
prcwf is a little short It is worth see- 
ing, but viewers might consider wait- 
ing until it comes out on video 

September 20, 1 99B 







Electric Factory 

The Temptations 
Soul Survivors 

Barenaked Ladies 
Geggy lah 


Sept. 20, 
H.V) p.m. 
riCKETS $22 SO 
SHOW IS 21 + 

Sept. 21, 

,S;.M) p.m. 


Oct 12, 
1 p.m. 
TICKETS: $17 so 

SHOW IS 21 + 

Theatre of the Living Arts 

s;^;pt 21, Weird Al Yankovic 

8 p.m 

TICKl.IS: $2.S 


Oct. 3, 

7:30 p.m. 

TICKETS: Reserved $16.50 

Oct. 4. 
8 p.m. 
TICKETS: $7.50 

Oct. 5, 


TICKETS: Reserved $12.50 

Oct. 1(J, 

S p m 

1 ICKETS; $9.50 (ON SALE 9/20) 

Oct II, 
.S p.m. 
TICKETS: $12.50 

Oct. 18, 

<S p.m. 

TICKf-TS: $12 so (ON SALE 9,20) 

Oct 19, 

S p in 

1 ICKETS: $15.50 (ON SALE 9/20) 

Joshua Redman 

Tracy Bonham 
Red Five 

An Evening with Ferron 

The Badlees 

Moxv Fruvous 
Johnny Vegas 


Brian Setzer Orchestra 

Oct 22-26 An Evening with Ray Davis 20th Century Man 

.S p.m. 

TICKETS: Reserved $26.75 ($28.75 for 10'25 and 10/26) 

Corestates Center 

Sept. 15, 

7 p.m. 
TICKETS: $22.50 

Sept 27 and 2S 

8 p.m. 

riCKFTS: $27 50-35 

NO! ETHF <J 27 date is SOLD OUT!! 

O/./y Osbourne 
Danzig, Sepultura, Clutch 

Neil Diamond 

Hershev Park Stadium 

Sept. 29 
7 p.m. 

Dave Matthews Band 
Soul Coughing 

Bryce Jordan Center 

Oct 1 

5 .^Opm 

TKKETS: $23.-50-39.50 

Oct 7, 

7 .30pm 

IK KITS $22.50 

Oct 17, 
7 30 p.m 
TICKETS $22.50 

David Copperfield 

Dave Matthews Band 
Boxing (landhis 


Pittsburgh Civic Arena 

Oct 18, 
7:30 pm. . 

• • • 

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September 20, 1 996 


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God Street Wine performing in Dougherty Hall 

God Street Wine provides a break from studing on Sept. 26. 

By MI( HAKLC()R( ()R.\N 

Stafj Hi'p<iilct 

Playing the past three years on the 
HO. RDF. tour, doing almost 200 
shows a year, and having recently re- 
leased their fourth album ■Red," (iod 
Street Wine has proved that they are 
one of the hardest working bands in 
the world. Despite all of their hard 
work and well- deserved success. Cod 
Street Wine has not lost their focus: 
to producing great music and high-en- 
ergy shows night in and night out 
O.S.W. will be bringing this show to 
the Villanova RcKim on Thursday Sep- 
tember 26th. 

Since their formation over seven 
years ago as students of NYU and 
Manhattan School of Music, the mem- 
bers of God Street Wine have been 
steadily building up a strong follow- 
ing. This is especially true in their 

home stale ot New York. Ci.S W. was 
the first unsigned band to sell out New 
York City's Irving Pla/a This is no 
small task considering Irving Pla/a is 
a venue of over KM Mic.ipacity. Another 
example of their strong tan base is the 
tact that (iSW's mailing list has ovei 
I. S, ()()() names, and their e-mail an- 
nouncement list has over 1,0(M) sub- 
scribers, (i S W. fans have also been 
known to roadtiip tour or five hours 
lor one of their trademark live shows. 

Despite all of this success, () S W 
has even higher expectations, and hav - 
ing sold out bigger venues than Irv- 
ing Plaza across the country, these ex 
pectations are gradually starting to 

Another step in the right direction, 
at least according to the members ol 
(j.S.W. was the independent and sub- 
sequent of their latest al- 
bum "Red" on Mercury records. This 
gave G.S.W <i chance to put out an 
album virtually un-altered by a major 

lal)el In the past, this has been a sore 
subject for God Stieet Wine, u ho had 
a shoit-lived experience with Getlen 
Recorils undei whose label they re- 
leased then third album, $1.99 Ro- 

Right now, God Street Wine is 
pretty much right where they want to 
be, opening on certain occasions tor 
bands like Blues , Iraveler. and play- 
ing a majority of their shows on their 
own. The G.S.W. live show is a truly 
unique experience which has been 
copmpared to that ol the Allman 
Brothers Band and Phish. But make 
no mistake. G S.W. has a sound and 
style all their own It is one that must 
be checked out ui onler to he lully 

So next week take a break Irom 
"Must See rV",and check out a great 
band in their only area appearence. 
Tickets are $5 for students. $,S for pub- 
lic. <md are available m 2 14 Dougherty 


• ••••••••••••••••• 

Grateful Dead meets j WXVU Fall 1996 Schedule: 
Reggae in tribute CD 

By MARISSA 1)1 MP:0 

Sliift Ktporlfr 

Vn\ not much of a reggae fan or a 
Dead fan. so I was skeptical of the 
new album. Fire on the Mountain: 
Reggae Celebrates the Grateful 
Dead. This compilation, relea.sed on 
Pow Wow Records, consists of Ja- 
maican artists covering their favorite 
Grateful Dead tunes. However, after 
listening to the album, 1 reali/xd that 
it successfully pulls off meshing these 
two different types of music together. 
A broad mix of musical sounds are 
blended together to produce an ex- 
cellent array of songs, and the artists 
utilize strong horn sections to tbrm 
incredibly catchy riffs. 

The album starts off with the 
grooving beats of "Casey Jones," and 
goes on to the swinging melody ot 
"Fire on the Mountain." Some songs 
have a ska-ish rhythm that's great to 
dance to, like "Cassidy," covered by 
I^.sana Bandele. This album provides 
a variety of different tempos, rang- 
ing from the upbeat "Good L<win " 
to the more mellow" Touch of Grey". 
All the artists on the CI) are es- 
tablished reggae artists who weren't 
all familiar with the Dead's music, 
yet each of them makes an emotional 
connection with their chosen song. 
When the singer Judy MowatI first 
heard "Row Jimmy," she related to 
the feelings of "unity, friendliness. 

and togetherness" because it reminded 
her of her childhood. 

Mowatt takes this song and adds a 
sweet gospel melody that makes you 
feel like you're "walking on air" 

When the Wailing Souls covered 
"Casey Jones," they really clicked 
with Jerry (jarcia's spirituous lyrics 
This C asey Jones" song is pertain- 
ing to a train driver who's high on co- 
caine," says Winston Matthews, vo- 
calist for the band. "The conductor 
should get strong, forget drugs and just 
know he has people's lives in his 
hands " 

Chalice, who shows solid musi- 
cianship on this album, provides back- 
ing vocals on tracks such as "Touch 
of (jrey," "Good Lovin" and "Eyes 
of the World," as well as performing 
"Fire on the Mountain" The group 
was drawn in by the hook of the song 
and approached it with simplicity that 
really captured the essence of the 
song. Joe Riggs, who has guided the 
likes of Bob Marley, adds his rendi- 
tion of "Uncle John's Band" and ex 
presses his unique style of reggae on 
this classic 

The Grateful Dead has certainly 
had a tremendous impact on various 
artists from all genres of music. Fire 
on the Mountain will definitely be a 
treat to any music lover's ears, whether 
a tan of reggae music or not Ihe fu- 
sion of these two types of music 
pr<wes to be irresistible, making this 
album essential to anyone's music 

WXVU 89 1 Frequency Modulation 

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kerry and carrie 

or carrie n" kerry'' 







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1-3 ptn 

3-5 pm 

we're not sure 

w/ ED MacLaughlin 

MY WORLD (music) 


Ten Minute Rice w/ 

Chris Grady &. 

"Scott Farkus" 

w/ Chris Goett 

Brett Burton 

HeatUr PaUii & 


5-7 pm 

Betk Ttxilin 

just toolin' around 

what country is 

Dave Bf r^f ron 



We re your PAL 

w/ FEEDBACK (10-11) , 

Tfiis Week with Jon 

andJoe (11-12) • 

that song fro m? 


Dam Punk Kids! 

Chris Ackerman & 

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w/ Pa t Fole y & hi« 

skleKicfc Jeff PtiWIps 

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9-11 pm 

112 am 

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plays some slimy stuff 
Steve is lust Bald 

w/ squeaky-dean Steve 

Matt Gentile 


Fast Actn' Pete Acton (1- 2) , 

w/ Amy & Adrienne 

N.J.J & J Play Stuff (^-4) 

Hot Air (4-5) 

w/ Jim -KHAKI" Donio 




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w/ you know who 


'We lovg you Sammy" 

w/ Sammy Peru^iiil 

and his adoring entourage 


It's yyinning raves! 


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w/B-ill ifs all that 

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Cabrini Pulls the Plug 










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w/ Dirk Fabian 


and hj sjiip-hop tunes and a bag of chjps and jots of angr y music 

And Dreammg . 


please don't wake them up! 

Gratftil DeadHribute proves essential to any album collectJon. 

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On October 

12, 1996, the 

AIDS Quilt 

will be 
exhibited in 

fiill for the 

last time. 


AIDS Peer 
Educators is 
sponsoring a 

trip to 
DC to see the 



and sign-ups 

are available 

in SAC 103. 

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in honor of 
The Feast of St. Thomas of Villanova 

22 September 1996 

2:00 PM 

St. Thomas Church 
Villanova University 

This free concert will feature music and artwork 
focusing on the themes of St. Augustine. The works 
heard and displayed are works by Augustinians from 

around the United States. 

For More Information Call 



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September /October 1996 

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Panel of Graduates and undergraduates discuss 
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Moderator: Dr. Michael E. Burke Associate Professor, History 

Ht ^f * n^ Ht :^ 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 7:00 P.M. - Connelly Center Cinema 

Office of International Studies presentation on overseas programs, application and Villanova approval procedures 

DR. THOMAS M. RICKS, Director 
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1996-97 Men's Baslteball Schedule 

Tuc. Nov. 5 
Mori. Nov. \H 
1 ri. Nov. 29 
Sat. Nov. 30 
Sun. Dec. 1 
Wed. Dec. 4 
Sat. Dec. 7 
Mon. Dec. 10 
Sat. Dec. 14 
Sat. Dec. 21 
Mon. Dec. 23 
Sat. Dec. 28 
Mon. Dec. 30 
Thur. Jan. 2 
Mon. Jan. 6 
Wed. Jan. 8 
Sat. Jan. 1 1 
Tue. Jan. 14 
Sat. Jan. 18 
Mon. Jan. 20 
Sat. Jan. 25 
Mon. Jan. 27 
Sat. Feb. 1 
Tue. Feb. 4 
Sun. Feb. 9 
Wed. Feb. 12 
Sun. Feb. 16 
Wed. Feb. 19 
Sun. Feb. 23 
Wed. Feb. 26 
Sat. March 1 
March 5-8 
% Puerto Rico 

Marathon Oil (I^xiiibition) 

Foreign Team (Fxhibilion) 

% American 

% Butler 



at St. John's 

at Pennsylvania 


Mount St. Mary's 

St. Joseph's 



Seton Hall 

at Providence 

Oral Roberts 


at Notre Dame 


# Syracuse 

at Boston College 
at Georgetown 
at Syracuse 
West Virginia 
at Kentucky 
at Pittsburgh 

# Notre Dame 

* St. John's 

* Connecticut 
at West Virginia 
at Rutgers 

Big East Tournament 
Tournament # At the CoreStates Center 

San Juan, PR 
San Juan, PR 
San Juan, PR 
New York, NY 
Philadelphia, Pa. 
Philadelphia, Pa. 
Providence, RI 
South Bend, Ind. 
Philadelphia, Pa. 
Boston, Mass. 
Landover, Md. 
Syracuse, NY 
Lexington, Ky. 
Pittsburgh, Pa. 
Philadelphia, Pa. 
Philadelphia, Pa. 
Philadelphia, Pa. 
Morgan town, WV 
Piscataway, NJ 
New York, NY 
* At the Spectrum 

Intramural Flag Football 
The Villanovan !s Pre-Season Top Ten 

1. Thundering Herd 

I^ .season's league champii)ns return as the favorite. Junior Mike Noonan, last 
year's Intramural Athlete of the Year, will again guide the team which tmishcd a perfcet 
10-0. Fhe Herd beat the CJoodfellas, 18-13, to clann the title. C'enler Mark Beeier 
returns as Noonan 's favorite target. 

2. Rage 

Rage is the new, non-biblical name for hzekial H/ekial went to the semi-tinals last 
year before being eliminated. Steve Miller returns as the quarterback and the Mc( onneli 
twins will again provide defensive pressure. Six-foot-5 speedster Mike Schuttloflel 
returns as the primary offensive weapon. 

3. Abbie 

Intramural director Justin Sell could take the title as he welcomes some heavy hit- 
ters as teammates Two of last year's varsity football starters, Frank Venezia and Chris 
Hardy, return to the gridiron as graduate students Rob Zemanick of last year's (ioodfella 
squad serves as captain. 

4. Dog Pile 

Dog Pile made it to the semi-finals last year and returns its key players Captain 
Tugger Perry is joined by Steve Oenzale and quarterback Ibm Shank. Fhey play in a 
tough league, though, and could be upset 

5. Program 

These newcomers boast possibly the most athletic team in the school Comprised of 
varsity baseball players such as Brian Fili, Craig Culhane, Jason Cassesa and Irevor 
Pepkowski, the Program could take the title. 

6. Pi Kapps 

Pi Kapps finished last year at No. 7 in the rankings Captained by senior quarter- 
back John Bearoff, they built a reputation for a powerful offense. 

7. MacDaddyz 

The MacDaddyz bowed out to the Dog Pile in the playoffs last year, but they return 
almost all of their players. Senior quarterback Joe Patterson will be looking to Villano- 
van columnist Ryan Schalk and SGA President Pete Acton on offense 

8. Pikes 

Joe Lattinelli of year's Bomb squad returns to lead the Pikes. The Bomb fin- 
ished the season ranked No. 5. 


The Navy boys are led by captain Sid Hodgson The ROTC squads didn't fare too 
well last year, but the word has it that they have improved. 

10. Silver Bullets 

The ex-Corr Hall veterans come back lor a fourth season together Quarterback 
Chris Weidler is joined by former Corr boys, including Mark Jablonski and Ron Josey 


Home Games for the 'Cats! 

September 21 ^September 27 

Men's Soccer 

West Campus 

Soccer Complex 

'Nova vs. PENN 

Water Polo 

duPont Pool 

9/21/96 vs. St. Francis 7:30pm 

9/22/96 vs. Wildcat Tournament TBA 

9/25/96 vs. Princeton 7:30pm 

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September 20, 1 BUB 



Volleyball spikes the field in 
Massachusetts tournament 

Fii f: PHort) 
Debbi Picco prepares for a serve. The senior captain helps anchor the 
volleyball club that has posted a 5-4 record thus far. 


Slafj Rcinnlcr 

The women's volkvball tc.iin 
posted a 2-1 record while parlicipat- 
ing in the LI Mass/ Reebok Classic this 
past weekend in Amherst, Mass 

In the lirst matchup, the Wildcats 
t<H)k on Umass (S-1), tailing in live 
games, 3-15, 17- IS, 12-15, 15-13 and 
10-15 The team combined for 74 kills, 
•^^^i digs and 12 blocks Junior Stacey 
Evans and sophomore Megan O'Brien 
had 17 kills apiece. Hvans also con- 
tributed 21 digs. Marisa Davidson had 
an excellent game, posting 16 kills 
and 14 digs. Sophomore Elizabeth 
Jones had 14 kills and led the team 
with 24 digs in the loss. 

"Nova bounced back from its first 
loss and collected a three-game vic- 
tory over Central Connecticut State 
University, 15-8, 15-lOand 15-2. The 
Wildcats had 36 kills compared to 22 
by CCSU. 

Jones had a strong outing with nine 
kills and four digs. Davidson, O'Brien 
and Senior Debbi Picco combined for 
21 kills. The team had eight blocks. 

The Wildcats came up with another 
dominating victory against Delaware, 
taking the Blue Hens, 15-4, 15-5 and 
15-3. Evans led the team with 1 1 kills 
and five digs. Kris Tomasovic posted 
five kills and three digs. Davidson, 
O'Brien and Jones each had seven digs 
apiece. The team's attack percentage 
was .295 compared to Delaware's 
.053. This win gave the Wildcats a 2- 
1 record at the tournament. 

After nine matches, O'Biien leads seven aces. 
the team with 105 kills and 1 1 1 digs, I he Wildcats will have no compe- 

while l-vans is right behind hei with titioii this weekend, but will face Dela- 

96 kills and 94 digs. OBrieii .nut ware on Sept 25. looking foi .mother 

I'.vaiis <tre tied with 12 aces each viclorv in this lem.ilch to improve then 

Jones has .ilso made impressive con- S 4 recmd 
Iiibntions with 72 kills, 94 digs .ind 

Men place second 
at Lafayette meet 


Staff Reporter 

Last Saturday, the men's cross 
country team was at Easton, Pa. for 
The Lafayette Invitational. The Wild- 
cats placed second among the 12 
schools who competed. The top team 
was Princeton, which compiled 30 
points. The men finished only 11 
points behind Princeton with 41 
points. Some of the other top finish- 
ing teams were Lafayette, 
Monmouth, Seton Hall and 

All things considered, this is a 
fairly strong start for the young Wild- 
cats. Villanova placed four runners in 
the top ten. These runners include the 
two top Wildcats, sophomore Coulby 
Dunn and junior Gabriel Soto, who 

tied for fourth with a time of 25:46. 
Steve Mazur, the lone senior runner 
for the Wildcats in this meet, finished 
next in 25:48. 

The fourth and final member in 
the top 10 for the Wildcats was 
sophomore Oisin Crowley, who fin- 
ished ninth in 26:07. 

Two runners who looked strong 
in their college debut were freshmen 
Scott Tanlino and Cory Smith. The 
duo finished 2 1 st and 22nd, respec- 
tively, in times of 26:40 and 26:42 
Sophomores Brock Butler and Rich 
Morris finished in 38th and 39th 
places, respectively at times of 27:34 
and 27:38. 

The next meet is the lona Invita- 
tional on Sept. 28, at VanCourtlandt 
Park in New York, NY. 


The Villanova Environmental Law Journal 
Eighth Annual Symposium 


Environmentally Criucal Technologies and the Law 

M^- J^m^ 



SATt](R^AXi September 28, 1996 - 10 a.m. 
Villanova University Connelly Center Villanova Room 


David Brower 

Earth Island Institute 

JocELYN Atkins 

LawFellcw * 
Center for International 
Environmental Law 


Rocky Mountain Institute 

Henry H. Perritt, Jr. 

Professor of Law 

Villanova University 

School of Law 


The symposium is free and open to the pubuc. For further information call 610-519-7046. 
This program has been approved by the Pennsuvania Continuing Legal Education Board 


Should you choose to attend to earn CLE credfts, please call 610-519-7046 before September 26 and leave your 


September- yo, 1996 


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The Villanovan 's 

Athletes of the Week 


Dcv)n Jackson 


The defensive hack 

snared an interception 

and recovered a 

fumhle in the 

Wildcat's drubbing of 



Kathleen Roman 


The senior contrib- 
II ted foil r goa Is and 
one assist in three 
games last week, help- 
ing the team go 2-1 . 

Student attendance 
needed at games 

(ciiniiittiid jioitt pay^i' ^f>) 
iIr- u.iiiK- ,iiui iliilii'I dmik aiiNinoic, 
tlicn yoiii iisk is mmiini/cd," Slack 
ohscrvcit "\\u\ that s not what hap- 


The .studeiiis thai 1 talked to dis- 

agrocil 1 hcv s.iicl that thcv were in 
terestecl u) tootliall ami woukl. in t.icl, 
attend the game Ihev tee! that liiev 
deseiAe the cliance to prove them 
seK es rile University, however, leels 
that It van no longer afford to take the 

"It's haider to look the other wav 
111. in It iisiil i<i he," Stack concluded 

■ 4 j ^fmm^^^ ' t^^ " 




Save The People You Call UpTo 44% 

Fnr Innq r1i<;1anrr rail-, S.iving"; hatjprt on ,t 1 mm /VTf^I nporMnr flialort tntpr';> rail 

With the Umversity seemnmK uii- 
w illing to reinstate tailgatmg, the ians 
will have to be drawn into the .stadium 
with the resources that are presenth 
availahle The team's improvetl |il,i\ 
is a del mite plus, anil Del ilippo let Is 
that the athletic department h,is luen 
doing an excellent joh ol promoting 
the games. Talley would also like to 
see a foothall club similar to the one 
in existence lor the basketball team. 
1 he potenti.d also exists tor a move 
into Division l-A. which couhl bolster 
attendance bv bringing in the bigger 
programs All parties involved agree now is a good time for all their 
haid work to start paying off with re- 
sults, that is, w iih more students in the 

"I think llial our student boiiv has 
to decide thai [toolbailj is somethmg they want on Saturday afternoons, 
or don't want," Talley said. "Liist year 
was exciting, but we missed a lot. I 
think this year is a very good year to 
get involved in Villanova football 

lalley's players agree 

"The fans are an impoitani (larl ol 
the game, nc^ doubt about il, " Sifford 
said. "The more Ians we have, the 
belter oil we'll be.' 


H\ VIN( K K().SK()VhNSK\ 

S/(/// Rrponri 

Atlei the posipoiuiiunl ot iis liisi 
three m. itches ol the season <lue to in- 
clement we.ither. the women's leiniis 
team had its first test last 1 uesdav The 
I^kIv Wildcats defeated UiSalle bv an 
overwtielmiiig score of 7-0 Head 
Coach Hob Halniaii altnbules this v ic- 
tor\ to thr team s piep.iudness 

"Noboilv lei Uj).' said Hainian. 
"Thev (il.ived tlieii best and iiiain- 
lained their mtensitv 

freshmen Katu ( * Hi ii ii ,iiul Katie 
( ooper .111. lined then lirst collegiate 
\ ktories against I aSalle 

O'Hnen. who plavs ilind singles, 
won lu I m.iit h convincmgly (6-0, 6- 

She also peituMiKii ^vdl m her 
doubles iii.iu h Slu IS tin le-ntly 
srctled No I nil thi ir.mi in doubles. 
( oopei eaiiud lu i liisl vuliuv (6-f), 
'i 1 ) liom ihr 11 umber six spot. 

( ) Hum e\pi I ii d si-iphomore Julie 
Honnci pciloinu il \>. ( II H.ilmancrcd- 
itsgooil sh.ipt anil t ( Miililii uiini' lo her 
ci>nliniu(l siu t ess liiniMi Meghan 
DaiiK Is also peiloimed well m her 
lirsi mall h ol ihe year. 

A liiiiinameni took ihe team to 
West \ ni'inia wi i ki ml The in- 
iliv iiliial li Miiii.imrnl piov hit d iiisu'lii 
mill ihc ham s shi nii i iminr.s 

Siiu'lfs plav pii)\( il 111 In sirong. 
lulu Hi innt I , <) Hi u n arul |unior 
Ashliv I'ai'.an.i t vliihiiiil [nomise. 
Strong tiH us .111(1 posiiiv t .iiiiliide led 
to the singles siu t iss 

llowcver, the doubles teams diil 
not (il.iv as well I his is an aspect 
u[ion which the It am niusi improve. 
()virall, the louinanKiil i llustiatt d 
wlu'rt tin team st.nuK m smi-li s .md 

I leail ( oat h Hob Halinaii and As- 
soc i. lie 1 lead ( oat h Mi \ i HeiuiL-erare 
preparing tlu learn lor its 1 uesdav 
match agamst a tough competitor in 
1 ehigh I Imversitv 

Ihis shinild be pood match 
ag.iinsi a r.ootl It am," Hatman said. 

Intleeit. the malt h a ill be a TTiea- 
suri to set how lai the team has come. 
focus arrd intensity are the key as the 
Wildcats face Millersvillc on Wednes- 


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September 20, 1 996 




T S 


I dlloi in ( hicf 

w^ I cant wait for Sunday. 

NIlic nialchup of the year 
has finally come. Like Ali 
vs. Frazier; l.ike the Yan- 
Ekees/A's match-ups of the 
2()s; Like Hulkster vs. 
_.,^ Rowdy Roddy Piper; Like 
■^ Athens vs. Sparta— Sunday 
Am.will mark the date of a 
knock down, drag out gladiato- 
rial contest that will be the sub- 
ject of locker room lore 
throughout the ages. 

Of course. I'm speaking of 
none other than the (jiants/Jets 
game that is bound to draw the 
biggest television audience 
since the episode of the Fresh 
Prince where Will got shot. You 
might as well throw away the 
record books before this 
Grapple for the Big Apple. 

What you have here is the 
quintessential battle of the 
AFC's 15th best defense of the 
Jets against the NFC's 14th best 
offense of the G-Men. No 
doubt about it, this white- 
knuckler's gonna have the na- 
tion glued to their television 

When the possession of the 
ball changes, the parity disap- 
pears and it is possible to 
maybe, just maybe, give an edge 
to one of these gridiron jugger- 
nauts. The Jets have been mov- 
ing the ball like champs, getting 
just under 310 yards per game. 
OB Neil O'Donnell has been 
showing his Super Bowl form 
once again by throwing four 
TDs to only five picks. And this 
Keyshawn Johnson "s jubilant 
histrionics after every catch are 
really refreshing in today's 
workmanlike NFL. 

Fhe men in blue, on the other 
hand, have had some difficul- 
ties going up and down the field. 
Unlike their glory days when 
Phil Simms could electrify fans 
with a four touchdown, .300- 
yard game week in and week 
out. Dave Brown has had 
trouble figuring out defenses. 

The Giants have barely been 
able to reach 200 yards in total 
offense in each of their contests 
this sea.son, and their minus four 
in the giveaway/takeaway col- 
umn is less than desirable. But, 
as my good friend Fire has re- 
cently reminded me, "You can't 
keep down that Giant pride." In 
fad. I've heard that's the cheer 
Frank Gifford uses to lift the 
spirits of Kathie Lee's sweat- 
shop workers on those rare days 
they're feeling down. I l(X)k for 
a breakout week for Brown 
against the mighty Jets defense. 

Don't get me wrong. I will 
never underestimate a Richie K 
coached team. It's been a stroke 
of genius for him to save his two 
potential All-Pro tight ends for 
the playoffs. Throwing, even 
once a game, to Kyle Brady or 
Johnny Mitchell would destroy 
the element of surprise that will 
be the Jets' key to post-season 

(Juitc honestly, no matter 
who w ins this one, I am sure sit- 
ting back with my buddy Fire 
and a few brouhahas watching 
this game of the century will be 
the highlight of the 1W6 ftK)t- 
ball season. 

Stars shine as field 
hockey takes two 


Staff KcfHirler 

Alter a disappointing loss at Will- 
iam and Mary, the field hockey team 
received a hig boost last week from 
two ol their star players en route to 
baek-to-back wins over Drexel and 
Penn. It was the kind of effort that 
Head Coach Joanic Milhous s team 
needed after a slow start. 

The Cats jumped out to a I -0 lead 
when Lucy Durbin put the ball 
Drexels Kristin ligan with 2.'>;.'>.'S re- 
maining in the first period. Durbin 
tallied her second goal with a little 
more than three minutes to go in the 
hall. Senior co-captain Jill Basile reg- 
istered two goals and added an assist. 
Mary rounded out the scoring 
as the team went on to defeat Drexel 
handily, 5-0. it was the first shutout 
of the sea.son for sophomore goalie 
Sarah Wiggin. 

The same individuals came up big 
in the game against Penn as well. 
After falling behind, Lucy Durbin tied 
the score at 1-1 with 23 minutes re- 
maining in the first. Then it was Jill 
Basile 's time to shine. She gave the 
Cats the lead at the half, 2-1. Basile 
completed the hat trick by netting two 
more goals in the second period. The 

goals came within 1 :42 of each other 
Krauss finisheil off the scoring once 
agam as 'Nova defeated Penn by the 
final score of 5-3. Sarah Wiggin had 
another solid performance in goal, 
making five saves. 

lb top the week off, a soon-to-be 
familiar force was given recognition 
by the conference The league named 
freshman forward Mary Krauss the 
first-ever Big East Rookie of the 

The freshman tallied a goal and an 
a.ssist in each of the team's two victo- 
ries last week. is third in scor- 
ing for the Cats with six points, trail- 
ing only Lucy Durbin ( 1() points) and 
Jill Basile (23 points). 

Coming off of a disappointing sea- 
son, this is exactly what the field 
hcKkey team needed. Coach Milhous 
believes that if the team can begin the 
.sea.son on a roll, it should be able to 
put last season behind them. 

This quick start hopefully will give 
the team confidence and bring Vill- 
anova field hockey to greater heights. 

The team takes its winning streak 
on the road for two big games next 
week beginning with the Big East 
opener against Boston College to- 
night. On Sunday, the team takes on 
another Big East rival in Providence. 

Soccer boots Hawks 


Staff Reporter 

The Villanova men's soccer team 
last week recorded its second victory 
of the season with a 3-1 win over St. 
Joseph's, while also recording its .sec- 
ond loss of the year, losing 1 -0 to Syra- 
cuse. The win and the loss now brings 
the Cats' record to 2-2- 1 

On Wednesday Sept 1 1 . Villanova 
traveled to St. Jck's to capture an over- 
time victory. The Hawks started the 
scoring early with a goal from John 
(lallager and assist from Brian 
.Schmidt. The Cats would fight back 
betore halftime, as senior forward Jon 
Cored scored at 39:56 with junior 
James Corcoran recording the assist. 
I"he two teams would physically battle 
through regulation, finding themselves 
tied at l-I 

'Nova 's offense, however, would 
not give up Two minutes and 35 sec- 
onds into overtime, freshman Dave 
Bradford, with the help of Correll, 
scored a goal to put the Cats ahead 2- 

Villanova would not leave without 
scoring again, this time with Correll 
recording the tally and senior Mike 
Trojan recording the a.ssist. With the 
comfortable 3- 1 lead, ' Nova was able 
to tally its second win of the season. 

Correll has been a key contributor 
to the Wildcats efforts early in the sea- 
son, collecting three goals and seven 
points For his efforts, Correll was 
named Man of the Match, contribut- 
ing in eachof Villanova s three goals 
He IS currently tied for second in 
points in the .Soccer Seven, which in- 
cludes all Philadelphia area schools 

Complementing Correll's perfor- 
mance against St Joe's was junior 
Matt Westfall. who had another superb 

performance in goal, saving 16 shots. 

"The team played very well," Head 
Coach Larry Sullivan said. "They 
made a good adjustment to the turf and 
worked hard passing the ball well." 

The Cat's also traveled to Syracuse 
on Saturday, Sept. 14, only to return 
home with a loss. The Orangemen 
started the scoring 15 minutes into the 
first half when Michael Jacobson, with 
the help of Anthony lannone, bla.sted 
a shot past Westfall. While Syracuse 
was able to tally a score, Villanova was 
unable to produce offensively. 

Yet, the Cats never gave up, as 
shown by the defensive efforts of 
Brian Connelly. He had to mark a dif- 
ficult player throughout the match. 
Because of his consistent and constant 
efforts Coach Sullivan named Con- 
nelly the Man of the Match in the con- 
test against 

Villanova recorded only six shots 
on goal while the Orangemen doubled 
the Cats' output with 15. Corcoran 
recorded two of the six shots Villanova 
reported, making him the leader on the 
team for shots on goal with 11. 
Westfall had an outstanding game, 
collecting seven saves in goal to put 
him at the top of the leader board in 
the Soccer Seven with 56. Weslfall's 
superb protection of the net has been 
a great a.s.set for the Cats this year. 

"Although we played against a 
very tough opponent, the team never 
quit, " stated C\)ach Sullivan "This 
showed me what the team was really 
capable of and I was pleased " 

Villanova is now looking to add 
some more victories to its record The 
Wildcats' next contests include an 
away game on Sept 22 at Providence 
and a home game on Sept 25 against 
Pennsylvania. Coach Sullivan and his 
team are looking to turn things around 

Parents' Weekend Football! 

Come out and watch 

the No. 18 Wildcats take on 


Saturday 1 p.m. 


The field hockey team recorded back-to-back wins over rivals Drexel and 
Pennsylvania. After a slow start, the team has finally picked things up. 

Composite Schedule for Home Games 

Sat. Sept. 21 Water Polo vs. lona 

10:30 a.m. 

Football vs. Fordham 

1:00 p.m. 

Water Polo vs. St. Francis 

7:30 p.m. 

Wed. Sept. 25 Men's Soccer vs. UPenn 

3:30 p.m. 

Water Polo vs. Princeton 

7:30 p.m. 

The country club 
and pop culture: a 
happy marriage ? 


Staff Columnist 

They had seen it hefore. In fact, 
they had grown accustomed to it. 
Galleries across the world know that 
Fred Couples has ice water in his 
veins. So when Couples sank his long 
hirdie putt on hole 17 to give the 
United States a win over the Interna- 
tional team in this year's Presidents 
Cup, they blared out the cu.stomary 
chant of "Freddie, Freddie." His 
teammate David Duval, who was an 
incredible 4-0 in the tournament, 
claimed that everyone just comes to 
expect that from Fred. After all it was 
his shot out of the fairway bunker on 
hole 18 in last year's Presidents Cup 
that landed two feet from the pin and 
secured a victory for the United States. 

International competition between 
professional golfers is why the game 
is so great. The Ryder Cup, which is 
played every four years, traditionally 
draws the largest crowds and now the 
Presidents Cup is starting to do the 

The competition that is created at 
this event is nothing less than amaz- 
ing. It's the match play that thrills the 
crowd. It's one country an- 
other with the entire world watching 
The patriotism that overflows at such 
events is so evident by the reaction of 
the gallery about such minimal ac- 
tions. A four foot par putt is celebrated 
like a national holiday The feelings 
generated at this event rival nothing 
else in sports. 

Golf tcxiay has changed into some- 
thing that the game's creator could 
have never imagined. With more and 
more Generation Xers taking up the 
game than ever before, and the emer 
gence of Tiger Woods on the profes- 

sional golf .scene, golf is at the zenith 
of the sports world. America has 
fallen in love with the game. No 
longer is the game appreciated by just 
those who collect .social security. 

The boom in the game of golf has 
also prompted the commercializing of 
the game. More and more companies 
are spon.soring professional golfers 
because of all the exposure they are 
receiving. Nike, whose Hermetic 
symbol appears everywhere in the 
sports world today, has now become 
one of the largest corporate spon.sors 
in the game. And now with Tiger 
Woods donning the Nike attire, their 
image and sales will inevitably rise. 
Another part of the game that has been 
influenced by its rise in popularity has 
been the televising of golf events. 
Now it .seems that every weekend their 
is a professional tournament on one 
of the major stations. Whether it be 
the Masters or the Greater Hartford 
Open f>eople intensely watch every 
shot. All of the public's crav- 
ing for the game. 

They yearn for the game because 
in today 's world of sports it is the only 
game in which cockiness and greed 
do not play a part. The game is pure; 
pure because players officiate them- 
selves and do not hesitate to call pen- 
alties on themselves. Tliey don't want 
to embarrass the game This is what 
lures us all in. Events such as the 
Presidents Cup and the Ryder Cup 
emulate all of these great aspects of 
the game 

So the next time Freddie drains a 
long eagle putt or Davis Love smokes 
his drive 300 yards, watch with 
amazement. Not only are these .shots 
incredible, but this game is incredible. 
Finally, America is starting to realize 

i ki 

September 20. 1 996 


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'Nova athletics signs computer deal with Unisys 


Sports Editor 

Villiinova athletics has recently 
entered into a partnership with Unisys 
of Blue Bell, Fa. that will allow ViJI- 
antna student-athletes access to com- 
puters lor various educational pur- 

Unisys, a national information 
management company that nianulac- 
tures computer hardware, has agreed 
to contribute 12. state-of-the-art laptop 
computers totaling $1.'S(),()()() to the 
Villanova Athletic Department. Stu- 
dent-athletes will use the computers 
to complete course assignments, ac- 
cess e-mail and the Internet and com- 
municate with professors and class- 

In return, Unisys officially be- 
comes a corporate sponsor of Vill- 
anova Athletics, entitling the com- 
pany to various promotions. The com- 
pany will receive advertising in pub- 
lications such as football and basket- 
ball programs, on-air advertising on 
Villanova's radio network, as well as 
other promotions through the athletic 

"With the academic success and 
the athletic success that we've had, 
people want to become associated 
with us," said Athletic Director Gene 
DeFilippo. "[The partnership] shows 
a commitment on the part of the com- 
munity to Villanova University." 

The computers, which are 
equipped with programs including 
Windows '95, Microsoft Office and 
Netscape 2.0, will make it easier for 
student-athletes to complete home- 
work assignments, access information, 
and communicate with professors, 
advisors and classmates while away 
from Villanova. 

TTie extra computers will also pro- 
vide greater availability of the four 
existing computers at the student-ath- 
lete academic advising center. 

"It's a great way for the athletes to 
keep up with assignments when they 
are on the road," said Kevin Brandm- 

eyer, Coordiiialor lor Media Fulfill- 

Student Athlete Acadenuc Advisor 
Nancy While and Associate Athletic 
Director Mary Anne Dowling are cur- 
rently estahiishing policies on how the 
computers will be distributed. Most 
likely, a check-out system will he de- 
vised Ml which a student-athlete will 
sign out a computer on a first come, 
first serve basis. 

The computers will primarily be 
given to those student-athletes who are 
on the road with their team. 

riie idea of trying to obtain por- 
table computers was raised last fall by 
DeFilippo after seeing similar partner- 
ships at other institutions. 

Villanova then went about contact- 
ing Unisys to see it there was any in- 
terest in the idea. 

The partnership was established 
after Tim Hofferth, As.sociate Athletic 
Director for External Operations, met 
with Scott Clark, Vice President of 
Marketing for Unisys They eventu- 
ally worked out the specifics of the 
deal, and the final contract was signed 
on Aug. 16. 

"The goal of Unisys was to assist 
Villanova Athletics in maintaining the 
highest standards of excellence with 
their students, both on the playing field 
and, more importantly, in the class- 
room," Clark said. "Our expertise in 
information management has taken on 
a new fcKus with Villanova University, 
and we truly believe that we are ac- 
tively enhancing the academic life of 
the Villanova student-athletes." 

The partnership is one of many 
which Villanova Athletics has estab- 
lished with different companies in or- 
der to improve the academic and ath- 
letic atmosphere of the student-athlete, 
as well as highlight Villanova in the 
surrounding community. 

"It is a wonderful compliment, not 
just to the athletic department, but to 
the entire student body and University 
that there's people out there who re- 
ally want to help us and get involved," 
DeFilippo concluded. 

Nationally ranked 
women poised to 
take on competition 


Staff Reporter 

The women's cross country learn 
will begin the season with high expec- 
tations. College Sports maga/ine has 
the Cats ranketl as the No 4 team in 
the country 

After last seasons relatively dis- 
appointing third place finish at the 
NCAA Championships, the team is 
aiming toward bringing a seventh 
NCAA title in eight years to Villanova 

'We are capable of winning the 
NCAA Championship," Head Coach 
John Marshall said "But we will need 
at least three or four All-Americans 
to do it." 

I'he Cats strength has always been 
the front runners, and this year will 
be no different Despite the loss of 
Jen Rhines. the I'MM NCAA Indi 
vidual Champion and the third place 
finisher at last year s meet, to gradua 
tion, the Cats have four verv talented 
front runners 

Senior Krestena Sullivan, sopho 
mores Kristine Jost and Carrie 
Tollefson, and transfer Deanna Arnill 
comprise the top four spots 

"Krestena has the potential to be 
our lead runner." Marshall saitl. "She 
is the one woman who we can count 
on to be consistent " 

Sullivan, who finished 2()th at last 
year's NCAA Championships, will be 
looked to lor leadership and consis- 

tency Key to the Wildcats" success 
will be the continued development of 
Ibllefson and Jost Fach had a suc- 
cessful freshman season and will look 
to build on year. Ibllefson earned 
All-America honors with a seventh 
place finish at Nationals Jost finished 

Deanna Arnill, who redshirted last 
season afier transferring from the Ihii- 
versily of Michigan, rounds out the top 
four. Arnill comes to 'Nova with All- 
America status after her l.Sth place 
finish at the IW4 Nationals. 

"Deanna will bring maturity to the 
team," Marshall said "We expect her 
to come in and solidity the top lour 

Others returning to the team are 
junior Rvan Sartwell. and sophomores 
Kathenne Kelly and Sarah Brantly 
Also joining the ( ats are junior Jurga 
Marcinkevicuite and three freshmen 
Carman Douma. lamika (iri/zle and 
1-onya Johnson. 

I'he Big Fast Championships fig 
ure to be just as competitive as Na- 
tumals as Providence is ranked No I 
in the (nllege Sports poll and 
( Georgetown No. S. The strong con 
ference competition a.ssures that fhe 
Cats will be ready for the NCAA 
Regionals. and more importantly Na- 

The run to the championship be- 
gins on Sept 2S it the lona Invita 


Villanova Athletic Director Gene DeFilippo with Scott Clark, Vice President of Marketing for Unisys. The 
partnership between Villanova and Unisys benefits Villanova's student-atheltes. 

Women's soccer successful 
in weekend tournament 


Staff Reporter 

The Villanova women's soccer 
team (2-3, 1-1) got back on track last 
week, posting a 2-1 record, notching 
victories against Big East rival 
Georgetown and non-conference foe 
George Washington. The loss came 
to a Virginia team that looks to be one 
of the best in the country. 

On Sept. 10, the Cats hosted 
Georgetown, a team that featured 
some impressive recruits. But the Vil- 
lanova defense held strong in shutting 
them out, 3-0. Fourteen minutes into 
the contest, 'Nova got on the board 
when senior Kathleen Roman beat the 
(jeorgctown goaltender with a well- 
placed shot. The remainder of the first 
half saw the Cats control more of the 
play and keep the Hoyas from finding 
the net. 

C^linging to a one-goal lead for the 
first 10 minutes of the second half, the 
Wildcats needed breathing room and 
got it when sophomore forward Amy 
Poplawski put a teed from Roman into 
the lower right corner of the net. 
Down the stretch, the Villanova de- 
fense held tough behind another strong 
effort from sophomore goaltender 
Jeanne Hennessy who registered her 
first shutout of the season The final 
tally fi)r Nova came in the 62nd 
minute of play when Roman again 
found the net to post her fifth point of 
the game. Fhe win brought the Cats' 
Big East record to 1-1. 

"We started off slowly, " said for- 
ward Amy Poplawski "Then we 
picked it up. started putting 
together and working well as a team." 

Villanova headed to Virginia last 
weekend and faced a tough non-ccni- 
fcrence opponent in (icorge Washing- 
Ion The first half was indicative ctf 
the whole game, as play went hack and 
forth with a goal for each team Vill- 
ancwa knotted the score at 1-1 when 
junior midfielder Molly Bushman 
fcMind Kathleen Roman, who rified a 
shot from the far left side of the pen 
ally box to register her third goal of 
the season 

The second half saw (jeorge Wash 
ington regain the lead, 2 1, at the 47 
minute mark, but the (ats charged 
right back one minute later when for- 

ward Maura McGhee controlled a 
cross from co-captain Debbie Pickrel 
and deposited it in the net. The next 
10 minutes saw 'Nova pressure the 
GW goaltender and it finally paid off 
when freshman Erica Rauchut found 
Roman for her second goal of the 
game, giving Villanova the lead. The 
lead lasted for almost 20 minutes un- 
til George Washington scored with un- 
der 10 minutes left in the contest 

The game looked like it might be 
headed to overtime, but Maura 
McGhee would not let that happen as 
she fired a shot into the net with two 
and a half minutes remaining Ihe 
Cats held on for a 4-3 victory. 

"It all came down to who had more 
heart," said Roman. "We battled it out 
and came away with the win." 

Head Coach Shelly Chamberlain's 
team stayed in Virginia for a game 
Saturday wiih Virginia, but the gruel- 
ing George Washington game may 
have played a factor 

The Cats were unable to keep up 
with the extremely fast No. H Cava- 
liers. The Wildcats struggled all game 
and they were unable to pull off the 

Seniors Kara Stanislawc/yk and 
Roman were named to the All- Tour- 
nament team for their fine perfor- 
mances over the weekend. 

Today, the Cats are headed to 
Rutgers h)r a game against Wake For- 
est and one against Maine tomorrow. 
They are looking to continue their fine 
play as they forge on in their quest lor 
an NCAA tournament bid. 

4.«t,**t*»-*»' -U'. 

I'HilK ) H\ SIIASM IN HI Wl 1 I 

The women's s<M:cer team nimped Ihe nation's capital, beating (ieorKctown 
and (ieorge Washington. U lost, however, to top-ranked Virginia. 

Page 36 

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September 20, 1996 



No. 18 Wildcats blank Blue Hens 


Sports Editor 

1 he Wildcats (accd a tough lest 
(.arly in the season when then No. 4 
Delaware came to the Main Line last 
Saturday. 1 he Cats passed the test. 
suffocating the Blue Hens 27() in 
front of 12,07^) fans at Viilanova Sta- 

The victory over Delaware, the 
defeiuting Yankee Conference ch.ini- 
pion that had won 1 2 consecuti\ e con- 
ference games, would he Villaiiovas 
biggest in recent memory. It was the 
first time in the last seven meetings 
that Nova would defeat Delaware. 
Even more impressive was the fact that 
Viilanova was the first team to shut 
out Delaware since 1 VS,^, a total of 14,S 

"This (win) is probably as sweet 
as we've ever had, ' remarked Head 
Coach Andy Talley with a game ball 
in one hand and victory cigar in the 
other. "We've had some great wins. 
but it's been a longtime It makes the 
statement that Villanova's back and 
playing football again." 

Unlike the past two weeks in which 
Villanova's explosive offense was in 
the spotlight, the defense emerged as 
the key to victory against the Blue 
Hens. The Wildcats had all the an- 
swers in defending Delaware's trade- 
mark Wing-T offense, which had led 
the Yankee conference in numerous 
offensive categories last year and de- 
molished Lehigh a week before, col- 
lecting 49 points and 440 yards of to- 
tal offense. 

"[Viilanova] defended well," said 
Delaware's talented quarterback Ixo 
Hamiett "They did a lot of things we 
weren't expecting and they executed 

Viilanova stymied virtually every- 
thing that Delaware's explosive of- 
fense tried to do. For the day, Viil- 
anova held Delaware to 229 yards with 
only 78 coming from the Blue Hens' 
triple-threat running game. The de- 
fense was also able to keep the ball 
out of the hands of the Delaware of- 
fense, allowing it to have control of 
the ball for 55 of 1.^6 plays and a little 
levs than 23 minutes. Part of the rea- 
son for Villanova's ball control was the 
defense's ability to make the big plav. 
forcing Delaware to go 2 of 11 on 
third-down conversions 

The Nova defense also came awav 
with some kev turnovers (two inter- 
ceptions and four fumbles), with de- 
fensive back Dcon Jack.son collecting 
one fumble and one interception that 
.set up a fourth-quarter touchdown 

"We stres,sed making big plays all 
week." said Jackson "The coaches 
got us prepared, and we went out and 
did it" 

I he biggest turnover, however, 
came in the third quarter With the 
score at 13-0, Delaware was at the 
Viilanova 1 -yard line and poised to cut 
the lead in half. On second and goal 
Delaware hallhack Norman Coleman 
carried the ball around the left end, 
only to be met by Viilanova lineman 
Nate Mclntyre, who tackled Coleman 
and forced him to cough up the ball. 
Viilanova safety Shannon Riley was 
there to jump on the fumble. 

"I was fortunate to be in the right 
place at the right time," said Riley, a 
native of Newark, Del., home of the 
Blue Hens. "1 saw the ball and jumped 
on it." 

The only other time Delaware was 
able to get inside Villan(wa's 3()-yard 
line. Riley blocked a 27-yard field goal 

Scoring Summary 

First Quarter 

VU-Park 1 run (Kiefer kick) 
VU -Kiefer41 field goal 
Fourth Quarter 

VU-Dolbin 34 pass from Park 

(Kiefer kick) 
VU-(iolemi 1 run (Kiefer kick) 

attempt, preserving the Wildcat shut- 
out. Villanova's special teams also 
blocked a Delaware punt. 

"We committed every sin that you 
can commit," Delaware Head Coach 
Tubby Raymond said. "We ran into 
an immovable object and an irresist- 
ible force, and it was the worst game 
we've played in years." 

Offensively, Viilanova quarterback 
Clint Park once again looked jwised 
in the pocket, connecting on 23 of 33 
passes for 190 yards and one touch- 

The offense was able to control the 
ball for a little over 37 minutes of the 

game, often capitalizing on Dela 
wares miscues. 

"Delaware turned the ball over and 
that was to our advantage," said Talley 
The Viilanova offense struck on its 
first possession of the game. After the 
Wildcat defense forced the Blue Hens 
to punt to open the contest, the Wild- 
cat offense traveled 74 yards in 4:-'>7 
on 13 plays, culminating in a 1-vard 
touchdown run by Park. 

Viilanova would then go on to 
score two more times in the first half, 
both tallies set up by defensive plays 
With a minute and a half to go in the 
first quarter, linebacker Jason 
forced a fumble leading to a 10-0 Vii- 
lanova lead. 

Three more pomts came when de- 
fensive tackle Jason Tenner forced 
Delaware to put the ball on the ground 
with 18 seconds left in the quarter. 

The two field goals by Mark 
Kiefer, who has hit 1 2 in a row dating 
back to last year, gave the Wildcats a 
13-0 lead heading into the locker 

'Nova would come out in the sec- 
ond half and collect three more turn- 
overs leading to another touchdown. 
The Jackson interception in the fourth 
quarter .set up a beautiful 34-yard 
touchdown pass from Park to Josh 
Dolbin, giving Viilanova a comfort- 
able 20-point lead with 10 minutes left 
to play. 

For the game, Dolbin collected 88 
yards on eight catches. 

'Nova would put the game well out 
of reach when running back Todd 
Golemi scored from two yards out 
with 3:33 left in the game. 

"I'd rather be lucky than good and 
I think today we were lucky but we 
were also good," said Talley. 

The win over Delaware has pushed 
Viilanova into the I-AA national 
rankings at No. 18. It is the first time 
'Nova has been ranked in four years. 


Viilanova All-America candidate Brian Finneran takes a defender with 
him en route to a Wildcat romp. 

Football team lacking student support 


Assistant Sports Editor 

Tht Viilanova football team cap- 
tured its biggest victory in years last 
Saturday, a 27-0 thrashing of archrival 
Delaware. Maybe you were at the 
game, but more than likely you were 
not. Only l.HKI students attended the 
game, and this total is considered to 
be a vast improvement over recent 
years Those students in attendance 
were attentive but relatively quiet, yet 
still loud enough for the team's 
coaches and players to consider it a 
marked improvement. The attendance 
and noise level are both minuscule. 

however, in comparison to the crowd 
supf)ort provided at basketball games. 
There are some obvious reasons for 
this, such as the basketball team's high 
profile. But the .student support of the 
football team still leaves a lot to be 

Athletic Director Gene DeFilippo 
IS very pleased with the progress that 
has been made this sea.son. 

"I think that for the first game this 
year the student attendance was very 
good," DeFilippo said. "It was loud 
in their section. I thought that they 
came out and had a good time" 

While this may be a good starting 
point. Head Football Coach Andy 


Wildcat ninninx back ( iirtis SifTord eludes two Blue Hen defeu^rt. SffTord's effnrti on the ground helped the 
Wildcat nfTense contml the haH for motst of the game. 

Talley believes that there is still a long 
way to go. 

"Frankly, student support has been 
disappointing," Talley said. "It's been 
frustrating for our players, too. We 
really don't have a home field advan- 
tage. To have our students out there, 
and I think we had a pretty good group 
out there (for Delaware], was kind of 
neat. It was nice to have someone 
cheering for you." 

While he is satisfied with this 
season's attendance, DeFilippo agrees 
that more can be done 

"I would like to see all the students 
come out for the football games," 
DeFilippo said. "So I think that 
there's room for improvement But 
by the same token. I want to say that 
the Viilanova students have been ab- 
solutely wonderful in their support of 
all of our athletic programs" 

The football team has fallen on 
hard times in the three years after 
previously being considered a peren- 
nial playoff contender The players, 
administration and coaching staff all 
acknowledge that the team's 1 1 22 
record over that time span would lend 
to keep people away. 

"In recent years we haven't plaved 
too well. " said junior tailback Curtis 
Sifford "1 probably wouldn't come 
out to see a team that wasn't winning" 

The bad weather in recent vears is 
another reason that DeFilippo cited for 
the low attendance numbers Attcn 
dance last season was down about 
3, (KM) fans per home game 

"l^st year was not a fair indicator 
because it rained everv dav. " 
DeFilippo said "It hurt ail of our 

Ihe general feeling among the stu- 
dents interviewed was that they still 
enjoy attending the games, regardless 
of the weather. While one sophomore 
mentioned that he had yet to attend a 
game, most have gone to the games 
and have thoroughly en|oveil them 

selves, win or lose. 

Every student that 1 talked to did 
agree on one thing: They would be 
more likely to get involved in support 
of the football team if the students 
were allowed to tailgate. 

"Tailgating would totally enhance 
the whole experience," one student 

"You need something for the 
football games," another student 
added. "It's not like basketball where 
there's constant excitement on every 
play. With tailgating it would be just 
like the big-time environment that you 
see on TV" 

Unfortunately for the .students, the 
administration does not consider re- 
instating .student tailgating a feasible 
option. Student tailgating at the Uni- 
versity has been prohibited since a few 
years after the football program was 
brought back in 1985. 

"Over time, one of the things that 
led to the demise of f(Hitball was tail- 
gating, " said the Dean of Student Af 
fairs. Fr Stack, OS A. "Realistically, 
what we had was a lot of underage 
people getting intoxicated at the same 
time we're spending all this monev to 
put on a football program 

"Young people are fans of a good 
time and a good party, " Stack added 
"F.very once and a while that happens 
to be something that's at a football 
game Tlie kids here are more fans of 
the tailgating than of the football" 

Stack cited the legal ramifications 
ol sanctioning underage drinking on 
University property He mentioned 
that the University does not have the 
money in the bank that a large slate 
school such as Penn State does to pay 
lawsuits. He also mentioned that there 
was a problem with students tailgat- 
ing and never actually attending the 

"If they all went into the «itadium 
and sat there for three hours, watched 

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Parents' Weekend welcomes F 
families with fun and games 


Stuff Reporter 

This past weekend, Sept 20-22, 
marked the University's annual Par- 
ents' Weekend. For many students, 
this was the first opportunity since the 
opening of the semester for parents 
and students to see each other and to 
spend some quality time together. 

For many freshmen. Parents' 
Weekend eased the transition into col- 
lege life. Parents' Weekend made 
some less homesick. "It was nice to 
see my parents .so early in the semes- 
ter," said Lora Johan.son, a freshman 
in the Viilanova Experience program. 

Many students were accompanied 
by their parents to classes on Friday 
afternoon where they were able to 
meet their son or daughter's profes- 
sors and to sample some of the courses 
that they are taking. 

To welcome the parents officially, 
an informal reception was held in the 
Connelly Center. During this event, 
students and parents were able to talk 
with other families about the Univer- 
sity as well as the ufxximing weekend. 
Hors d'oeuvres and other light refresh- 
ments were served, while musJcQl en- 
tertainment was available in the Belle 
Air Nightclub. 

The Rev. Edmund Dobbin, O.S.A., 
the University's president, addressed 
the parents on Saturday morning, and 
was followed by various academic re- 
ceptions and presentations. 

A new Parents' Weekend attrac- 
tion, a carnival in the Connelly Plaza, 
was among the most well attended 
events during the weekend 

Various "roving artists" were on 
hand to greet parents and students with 
magic tricks and juggling acts There 
were also caricaturists and musical en- 
tertainment present. 

Campus trolley tours, provided by 
the Blue Key Society, departed from 
the Sheehan/Sullivan Quad every half- 
hour on Saturday afternoon. Members 
of the Blue Key Society also worked 
at the many set-up information booths 
on campus, distributing .schedules and 
maps and giving directions. 

A career forum more directly in- 
volved the parents in the weekends' 
activities by allowing them to make 
presentations on their career experi- 
ences. Among the panel topics were 
finance, engineering, law and medi- 

Other Parents' Weekend activities 
Included the football game against 
Fordham University in which the 
Wildcats defeated the Rams 49-10 

and the various Music Activities or- 
ganizations hosted a well-attendeil 
performance in St. Marys Hall on 
Friday night. 

The weekend came to a close with 
an all-you-can-eat brunch buffet pre- 
pared by Connelly Center Catering 
and a Sunday, planned by Cam- 
pus Ministry and celebrated by Dob- 
bin, was held in the duPont Pavilion 

The enjoyment of Parents' Week- 
end can be attributed to the diligence 
with which the student committee 
worked under the direction of Randy 
Farmer, director of Student Develop- 
ment The committee began planning 
the activities last spring and met of- 
ten throughout the summer 

Ihe assistant director of Student 
Development, Tom Mogan, said of 
Parents' Weekend, "It was a huge suc- 
cess. The weather really helped us 

The other students on the commit- 
tee were Maggie Bradley and Jenni- 
fer O'Boyle of the Campus Activities 
Team and Ingrid Vonberg of the Blue 
Key society. 

Students enjoyed a variety of 
events at this past Parents' Weekend. 
Other organizations are also respon- 
sible for this success, namelvPublic 
Safety and Viilanova Dining Services. 


Students and their families enjoyed a variety of events at this past Parents' 

Date-rape drug appears on campus 


News Fditar 

The University's Center for Drug 
and Alcohol assistance has recently 
reported several instances of sexual 
assault due to Rohypnol poisoning at 
Viilanova. Rohpynol is a powerful 
sleeping pill otherwise known as the 
"date-rape drug." 

The Center's director. Jan Janosik, 
said, "We are concerned because we 
believe that students have been given 
the drug in party situations." 
Rohypnol is a tranquilizer 10 times 

more potent than Valium. It causes 
temporary amnesia, impaired motor 
skills and muscle relaxation 
Oftentimes, Rohypnol is given to fe- 
males with intentions of sexual as- 
sault. Rohypnol's effects are so intoxi- 
cating that victims frequently have no 
say or recollection in what happens 
to them. Janosik said. 

Roofers, roofs, rupees and rcKhies 
are all street names for Rohypnol 
"The drug was first reported five or 
six years ago at the University of 
Florida where the drug was adminis- 
tered to females who were later taken 

advantage of," said Janosik. "The drug 
is relatively inexpensive. It usually 
sells from $3-5 a pill." she added. The 
drug which is imported from Mexico 

Rohypnol is tasteless, odorless and 
comes in the form of a pill or in pow- 
der. "It can be placed in the victims 
food or drink without them even 
knowing it," said Janosik. Sedation 
occurs 20-,^0 minutes after ingestion 
and the effects last anywhere from six 
to eight hours. Rohypnol intensifies 
any effects of alcohol or drugs in Ihe 
victim's system, said Janosik. 

"For years people have warned 

against setting your drinks down at a said Janosik. "We just want to caution 

party," said Janosik, recalling warn- people that it [Rohypnol) is out there." 

ings against LSD and other halluci- she added. "It is rare if less than two 

nogens. "The scary thing about or three incidents of sexual assault are 

Rohypnol is that it can be placed m reported each year |at Viilanova]. 

food as well as in drinks," she added. Rohvpnol just makes the problem a 

"We don't want to scare people." whole lot worse,' said Janosik 

Alcohol misuse 
found to affect 
students' lives 

Studie.s show that Viilanova students' drinking hahits are above the national norm. 



The recent publication of the 
University's lask force Repot i on 
above-average alcohol abuse In stu 
dents has sparked iniieli concern 
among community members and em 
l>hasized a need to combat norms that 
accept excessive substance use and 
that negativeiv etieel Ihe lives of 
many students 

"The norm here is too much tol- 
erance It's not healthy," said Rich 
ardA Neville, vice president ot Stu 
ilent Life. "We need to change this 
norm You don't want to sa\ some 
behavior is okay if it neg.itively ef 
fects the community. We need to gel 
to the point where stiulents toiifionl 
each other and sti)p accepting this 
abusive behavior." 

Concern over the issue has 
stemmed from alarmingly high sta 
tislics, comparing the ilrinking hab 
its i.f Villanov.i University students 
to other college students across the 

nation The survey suggested that the 
"social atmosphere on campus pro- 
motes drinking " and that "unequivo- 
i.ilK. most students view drinking as 
central lo the social hie ot stiulents." 
furthermore, it was concluded that 
stiidents misuse of alcohol interferes 
with Ihe overall Uiiiversitv environ- 

'Alcohol most definitely has a det- 
rimental effect [on students)." said 
Janice Janosik, ilirectoi o| the 
University's Center for Alcohol and 
Drug Assistance "We'ri' seeing too 
maiiv instances of students davs turn 
ing into nights and nights turning into 
days," said Janosik 

As a result, many stiulents h.ive 
missed cla.sses due to hangovers and/ 
or failed to complete assignments on 
lime, she saiil "Most faculty membeis 
tend to be pretty naive about Ihe prob 
lem," said Neville. "Professors m-vA 
lo stop thinking this [dealing with al 
eohol issues! isn'l part ol their duties," 
he added 

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Page 2 

This WEEK 

Editorials 08 

Patterson 09 

Features 1 5 

Entertainment ....18 

Sports 28 

Klicks Korner 30 


I'alU'ixtn focuses his norniallv 
cheery attitude on the ahurtion 
pill. Also, on the Marc explains 
why a short ^uy without a clue 
(much like himself) belongs in 
the presidential debates. Check 
out what Ann Ciava^han's }!oin^ 
to do on her 21st birthday. If 
you see her in class today, 
demand a birthday cupcake 
from her. Finally, we know 
Kevin Klesh lied because he 
claims he has friends. 


All you hooligans out there had 
better watch out. Our fine men 
in the honored blue uniforms of 
Public Safety have teamed up 
with those crack crime fighting 
officers of Radnor PD to clean 
up the viscious streets of 
Villanova and keep everyone 
safe from the demon alcohol. 
Also, find out what you can do 
about the Freshman 15. 


It's no Nova Fest, but College 
Fest has some fun to offer. And 
if the Connelly Art Gallery 
hasn't filled your thirst for art, 
check out the Philadelphia 
Museum of Art. There's no cart 
made out of popsicle sticks, but 
that Cezanne guy ain't too 
shabby. If the earliest 
reservations you can gel for the 
Spit aren't until spring, check 
nut Fating On the Main Line 
this week. The only problem is 
apparently Kntertainment's run 
out of restaurants on the Main 
Line, so they had to go to the 
mean streets of Bala C vnwvd. 


I'he \-Cats are still on n roll. 
They crushed that mighty 
p«»werhouse of fnotball. 
Fordham. last Saturday. Phis 
week, they'ri' heading d<»wn 
Route 3(1 to take on the Baldwin 
School s ,|.V. team. For all of 
you out there who have been 
(idling the office asking, "Who 
do Fire and Ice think is going to 
win the Cy Young this year," 
we've got your answer. 


September 27, 1996 

VFC aims to end female stereotypes 


Staff Reporter 

Although thcv aic iii the beginning 
stages ol development, a small coali- 
tion exists which is Irving to change 
the name ol leminism on campus, 
known as the Villanova leminist ( oa 
lition (VK") 

iliis small ol students serves 
not onlv as an intormational tool, edu- 
cating stucienls and faculty ahout the 
existing gender issues on campus, hut 
as a support group to those who teel 
the ettects of inequalitv as well. 

I'he VFC" aims at breaking down 
the negatively, tundamenlal stereo- 
types of feminism and focuses on 
opening the University up to new, 
positive perspectives concerning gen- 
der issues. Fighting for equality is im- 
portant to the coalition, but educating 
and opening the campus up to new 
ideas and perspectives on gender is the 
coalition's main goal 

Although each member of the VFC 
defines feminism differently, one fact 
is certain: the VFC wants to change 
the feminist stereotype on campus 
Accordingto the VFC, many view 
feminism in a radical way and think 
that in order to be a feminist, one must 
separate herself from all men and fol- 
low a lesbian sexual orientation. The 
majority of feminists do not follow 
these lifestyles. VFC member Diane 
Hansen saidthat one "cannot define 
such a large movement with one spe- 
cific definition. There are extremes in 
each and every social group." 

Hansen believes that feminism is 
a struggle not just for the rights of 
women but a struggle to attain the re- 
spect that goes along with women's 
rights. Without re.spect, Hansen feels 
that women cannot utilize and enjoy 
their rights as equal human-beings. 
"Women are the focal point of our 
group," said Hansen, "but we are ba- 
sically a support group of people with 
a common goal--to eliminate sexism 
and any other kind of wrong-doing on 
campus not only with women but with 
others as well. We want to make 
Villanova less afraid of feminists' bad 
name and strive to be inclusive to all 

Sexism is i iwo-way street and our 
group is not exclusive of men; men 
can be leminists as well Fvervbods 
adds to the existing structures of sex 
ism, not just women" 

With one meeting under ilsbelt tins 
semester, the VFC is in the early stages 
ol preparing for an eventful year which 
will make gender issues a priority on 
campus Along with mass advertising 
to arouse campus interest, the VFC 
plans to send different members to the 
dorms to speak about gender discrinn- 
nation. I'here are various fundraisers 
and clothes drives held to benefit bat- 
tered women. During Women's His- 
torv Month, the coalition gives daily, 
short, public speeches about promi- 

nent women in the history of the 
world Also, the VI"C holds its annual 
"Take Hack the Night' March in April 
which emphasizes violence women 
h.ive had to endure due to sexism in- 
cluding battery, discrin)iiiation, and 
ra|ie Ihe VFC is hoping to link 
the University's Counseling Center 
with the coalition, in order to estab- 
lish a type of referral system in which 
victims of sexism can seek profes- 
sional help and counseling to deal 
with their situations. The VF-'C has not 
formulated a definite schedule for the 
rest of the year, but the members are 
dedicated to making the coalition a 
powerful and well-known force on 
campus. The coalition wants to help 

woiiKii leel sate on campus This in 
eludes educating and relating to the 
student body the amount of actual 
date lajx's and acquaintance rapes that 
occur on campus and that rape and 
death are no laughing matters. 

The VFC is open to all views and 
is hoping to bring not only females but 
males together as well in the fight h)r 
gender equality. The VFC encour 
ages all those who are interested in ad- 
dressing gender equality issues be 
caUse, as Hansen believes, the coali- 
tion^tieeds to exist and we all need to 
work together as long as there is any 
oppression, whether that oppression 
be sexist, cultural, or racist." 

Lower Merion Township 
crackdown creates student 
housing problems 


AsMstanI Nevys Editor 

Due to zoning laws in the I^ower 
Merion Township, Villanova students 
have been notified and evicted from 
their residences in Bryn Mawr and 
Ardmore due to the law of no more 
than three unrelated people to a resi- 

Landlords of residences on Tho- 
mas Avenue are in the process of be- 
ing sued. Dan and Patricia Hemcher 
and Howard and Deborah Reinhardt 
have been ordered to clear out all five 
students living in their Bryn Mawr 

According to the Suburban and 
Wayne Times on Sept. 19, the move is 
the latest in an enhanced effort to 
eliminate over-crowded rental houses 
in the town.ship as the school year be- 
gins- e.specially in the older sections 
of Bryn Mawr and Ardmore. 

"We're going to be a little more 
aggressive this year because of the 
problem that apparently is being ig- 

nored by both the landlords and stu- 
dents. We're just going to crack down 
on them, "said Township Zoning Of- 
ficer Robert Duncan. 

He claimed he has already sent out 
six other citations to landlords of sus- 
pected illegal students" homes - all on 
or around Thomas Avenue- and is 
awaiting their response within 30 

"We start filing actions in court 
when we see the same properties turn 
out with the same type of problem 
each year," he said. 

Bryn Mo'wr Civic AKworiation 

President Hank Wilson said he hopes 
that he is making an example out of 
the Hemcher property at 26 Thomas 
Avenue, and as a result other absent 
or non-resfxjnsive landlords will take 
more care of their properties, ensur- 
ing they comply with the township 

Hemcher manages the rental house 
on TTiomas Avenue and insi.sted that 
no more than three students live in the 
house when he was brought ip front 

of the township zoning hearing board 
at the beginning of this month to con- 
test a cease-and-desist order. 

Duncan said if the zoning hearing 
board ruled against Hemcher 's appeal, 
it could help make the township's case 
in county court. 

Duncan said he inspected the 
in October, 1995, and this past May, 
each time finding proof that at 
five tenants resided in Hemcher prop- 
erty. The township law allows only 
three unrelated people in one house. 

Neighbors have complained for 
years about noise, parties, trash and 
parkmg shuitagcs ail deriving from 
houses like the Hemcher property. 

Both University and Rosemont 
College students reportedly have lived 
in the house at one time or another ever 
since Hemcher bought the five-bed- 
room home in 1979 with his wife, sis- 
ter and brother-in-law. 

Hemcher argued against neigh- 
bors' claims that he had received com- 
plaints about the house or its tenants 
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Books 'n Hoops camp 
aids Philly youth 

Page 3 


Stuff HtpoiUr 

Each July Campus Ministry in con- 
junction with the University conducts 
a week-long overnight camp, called 
Books n H(K)ps, for Philadelphia high 
school students to learn about them- 
selves through the game of basketball 

Founded in 1993 by the Rev bd- 
ward Hastings O.S.A., Books n 
Hoops provides campers from differ- 
ent regions of Philadelphia with an 
academic and athletic experience. Ac- 
cording to Hastings, "Basketball is 
the hook to make the kids come out 
and do academic things." 

Every morning, the campers re- 
ceive instructions by Villanova faculty 
and staff. In the afternoons, the camp- 
ers learn basketball skills frt)m former 
and current college and NBA coaches. 
During the evenings, the campers at- 
tend developmental classes where they 
discuss i.ssues such as racism, sexual- 
ity, drug and alcohol awareness and 
current events. 

According to I lasimgs, one of the 
best aspects of the program is the con- 
tact the campers have with their coun- 
selors. University students and alumni 
volunteer their time to live with anil 
coach the campers 

A new spin-off program fioin the 
Books n Hoops camp is the Mentor 
Program. Becky Coccio, a Villanova 
alumna, is the coordinator for the 
Books 'n Hoops Mentor Program 
She said, "The Mentor Program is de- 
signed as a follow through on the 
camp." Coccio added, "The goal is 
to have more long term exposure for 
the kids and students." 

Hastings said, "I think it is impor- 
tant for Villanova University to reach 
out to people who may not have the 
educational opportunities that others 
may have." He added, "Books 'n 
Hoops attempts to address the needs 
of the whole person by giving the op- 
portunity to develop emotionally, 
physically, intellectually and spiritu- 

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Student alcohol use 

{continued from page I) 

The negative effects of alcohol go 
well beyond the classroom. "We see 
the impacts of drinking on dorm van- 
dalism, hospital incidents, .sexual as- 
saults and other violence," said 

The University is attempting to 
challenge these "norms" through new 
Homecoming ()rograms, extended al- 
cohol-free events on campus during 
weekends and by implementing more 
service activities "to put the focus on 
helping people rather than getting 
drunk,'" said Neville To questions of 
whether or not such programs are ac- 

tually working in bringing the survey's 
numbers down Neville said, "We're 
trying. It's basically trial and error 
now, until we discover what works " 
"Students are influenced by their 
cla.sses and by other students," said 
Neville. "Unforjunately don't 
intluence alcoht)l This is whv it is 
important for students to inflnerKo 
each oilier tn positive ways. " he said 
Janosik said, "Students need to be the 
ones involved in the corrective pro- 
cess. Students need to say 'hey, alco- 
hol is having a negative effect on you " 
Students need fo become more aware 
of them.selves." 


Join the Villanova community on 

Sunday, October 20th for the 

Philadelphia AIDS Walk. 

Sponsorship forms are available in 

Connelly Center. For more 
information, call Ann at x 195 17. 

Whats up this weekend? 


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October 1st 


Belle Air Terrace 

Bring a friend and your seat- 
cushion flotation device!! 

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September 27, 1996 

Dining Services 
New 96-97 Meaf Plan 


Extended Hours in all Dining Halls! 

Food Points have been doubled! 

Guest Meals on all Meal Plans! 

Ability to use Food Points in the Donahue Market! 

Late Night Dehveiy using food points! 

Holy Grounds in the Belle Air Terrace accepts food points! 

Meal Plans are designed with the premise that students dine the majority of the time 
in the alJ-u-care to eat Resident Dining Halls. When your curricular or extra- 
curricular activities are scheduled during Resident Dining Halls meal hours, students 
may use food points or the Meal Plan Equivalency(during specified hours). 

Meal Plan Equivalancy (MPE) hours are scheduled around peak service periods to 
prevent overcrowding in a-la-carte operations (ie. Belle Air Terrace, Cafe Bartley) 
when commuting students, faculty and staff require a place to dine. Please see the 
next page for meal hours. 


Donahue Hall is now open for late night studing from 8:00 am - 1 :00 am 7 days a 
week. ATM and coping machines are also available. 

Don't F^orget - The Donahue Market is open until 1 :00 am daily and Terrace Pi2:za 
delivers until 12:00 am for you late night studiers. 

September 27, 1996 


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1 )onahue 

St. Mary's 






- Friday 



St. Mary's 






- Friday 



St. Mary's 





Saturday & Sunday 



St. Mary's 





Saturday & Sunday 



St. Mary's 






Cafe Bartley 

Monday- Thursday 8:00am- 8:00pm 


8:00am- 2:00pm 

MPH accepted 

8:00 ani-9:00 am 

Belle Air Terrace 

Monday - Friday 

8:00 am - 11:00 pm 


10:00 am- 11:00 pm 



12:00 noon- 11:00 pm 



Monday - Friday 

Breakfast 8:00 am - 10:00 am 
Dinner 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm 


l/Unch 1:30 pm- 2:30 pm 
Dinner 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm 

The Corner Grille: 

Monday - Friday 

1 LOO am -6:15pm 

MPE accepted 

11:00 am - 6:15 pm 

Italian Kitchen: 

Monday - Friday 

10:45 am -8:00 pm 

MPE accepted 

10:45 am - 8:00 pm 

Holy Grounds: 

Monday - Friday 

8:00 am- 10:00 pm 

Saturday - 

10:00 am- 10:00 pm 

Sunday - 

12:00 pm- 10:00 pm 




September 27, 1996 


201 Douf'herry Hall, Villanova University, Villanovu. I'a IW85 

Joiiitlhaii M. Klick and Jut* I'altfrson 
KditoFN in ( hief 

Karen M. (iuulart 
Associate Kditur 

James M. Uonio and (>ina Kullo 
Mana(>ing Editors 

Raising the level of discussion on campus. 

Latest Homecoming 
plans still miss the mark 

Plans for Homecoming just keep getting better and better. 

The original plan to herd everyone but seniors and alumni 
onto Mendel Field and to quarantine them from all the Home- 
coming revelry has been scrapped. 

Alter supposedly planning the events since before the sum- 
mer, some members of the Homecoming Committee have fi- 
nally realized that there are logistical and attendance prob- 
lems associated with these events designed to give underclass- 
men loads and loads of fun. 

First of all, no one considered consulting with CAT as to 
how difficult it would be to book any decent band for an out- 
door show in November. Secondly, it took the committee 
until now to figure out that, in the absence of any real enter- 
tainment, no one is going to spend the afternoon of Home- 
coming standing in Mendel Field. 

Now that the committee has received ihis epiphany, it has 
decided that the best way to handle these problems is to ig- 
nore the underclassmen altogether. Because of the committee's 
secrecy and poor planning. Homecoming will be no different 
than any other weekend for 75 percent of the students on this 
campus. Instead of having a system that separates the com- 
munity, we now have a system that treats much of the com- 
munity as non-existent. That is just plain wrong, and given 
thai the event is little more than one month away, not much 
can be done to remedy this nonsense. But one possible solu- 
tion might be to put the focus of Homecoming on the Home- 
coming game. 

It is reprehensible that the day's only activity is scheduled 
during the football game. Why give alumni and seniors an 
incentive to stay away from this athletic event? 

Instead, considering the quality of this year's Wildcat squad, 
the University should be encouraging the entire community 
to support our team. After several dismal seasons, we have a 
squad that is both exciting and successful. 

An organized tailgate, including food and entertainment, 
held before the game in the area around the stadium might be 
a starting point. Do not sell alcohol at these events and make 
sure Public Safety does its job of restricting consumption of 
alcohol brought to the tailgate to those who are of age. While 
there is no way to enforce this totally, with enough effort, a 
reasonable job can be done, and the University will be able to 
celebrate Homecoming like a true community. 

Novan Poll 

Does the student body support the foot- 
ball team adequately? 

What should be done to Improve student 

Does having Homecoming festivities dur- 
ing the game discourage attendence at the 

F-mail responses to " " 




presents different 
philosophy of 

To the Editor: 

Mv "philosopher's souJ" dictates 
that postulates are never to be proven 
by analogy. Therefore I reject Polk's 
slavery analogy out of hand. 

it's a shame that argument by anal- 
ogy always seem to devolve into a 
comparison of apples to oranges. 
Danne Polk may be a very brave part- 
lime member of the philosophy de- 
partment but bravery does not neces- 
sarily equate to wisdom. In this in- 
stance he falls far short of the goal of 
being a lover of, and at one with, wis- 
dom; hopefully he is yet a seeker of 

There are many kinds of intense, 
non-conjugal, bonding arrangements. 
1 admit to one with my cat. Miss Kitty. 
After all she is more intelligent than 
most humans I've encountered. On the 
human level many of us faculty have 
had intense, non-conjugal bonding 
relationships such as those with our 
mentors and some of us have had them 
with our "mentorees". No matter how these relationships all of them 
must be characterized as friendships 
in the final analysis. Marriage, pre- 
sumably reserved only to humans, is 
the most special kind of friendship and 
the only intense conjugal bonding 
friendship extant There be a rea- 
son for this unique institution to exist 
and there is It is to guarantee the sur- 
vival of the potential family and there- 
fore the survival of the human race 
This is no institution of "compulsive 
functionality of body parts". 

It is an in.stitution of loving conju- 
gal union, with the potential for chil- 
dren to love, nurture, teach and pro- 
tect into their adulth(M>d so that the 
cycle may continue and so that the 
human race may endure 

John Cawley 

Respect for all 
political views is 

To the P^dilor: 

Monday. Sept 16 
10 .SS a.m.: liberal pinko-commic is 
observed purchasing scotch tape at 
Staples, using his own nionev 
1 .M p m liberal-pinko-coinniic is oh 

TV Poll Result: 

The question should not be "if 
a television station is possible at 
Villanova. It is "when "As one of 
the top universities in the region, 
we can handle and deserve to have 
and operating television station. 

Our communications program 
is strong enough to support a de- 
cent station that will not only 
transmit information to students 
and the surrounding community 
but will offer valuable hands-on 
training in the communications 
field to majors and others who 
wish to dabble in the art. With mo- 
tivation and determination, funds 
could be raised and support given 
to begin this project that could 
bring VU further into the 20th cen- 

Beth DiBiase 
Class of 1999 

served printing poster for Democratic 
Socialists of America, of which he is 
president, at Mendel computer lab 
1 :34 p.m.: liberal-pinko-commie goes 
to Peace and Justice ("enter to get 
poster apprcwed 

1:48 pm: the commie goes to Copy 
(\'nter to get 120 copies of poster 

Wednesday, Sept 18: 
2:12p.m : Lilx;ral -pinko-commic goes 
to Copy Center to pick up completed 
posters. He pays for posters with his 
own money. 

8:.^8 p.m.: damn liberal commie be- 
gins to post p<wters (only in authorized 

10:56 p.m.: the pond scum gets in the 
commie-mobile and heads home 

I apologize if the above two para- 
graphs bored you, but I wanted to 
malce a point: putting up posters is a 
thankless and time-consuming task 
DSA is an officially recognized stu- 
dent group; as such, it has the right to 
post posters announcing events. Many 
people disagree with DSA's views - 
that's fine, they have the right to do 
so However, they do n(M have the 
right to tear down DSA's (or any other 
group's) posters simply because the 
group has different political views 

Please do not tear down posters, as 
you wouldn't like it if voii spent so 
much time putting posters up, only to 
have them ripped down the very next 

F'hil Maver 
(lass of 1997 

Library ensures 
future security 

To the Kditor: 

Fhe privacy and security of our 
users' records have always been a top 
priority for the library. Iherefore, I 
was dismayed to learn that a previous 
semcTitcr's list of students with social 
security numbers had been recycled 
as "note paper " The paper has been 
removed and measures have been 
taken to insure future lists and any 
other papers with sensitive informa- 
tion will be shredded 1 appreciate that 
Jennifer (ioldberg made us aware of 
our lapse. 

Louise Green 

Assistant Director 

Public Services 

Falvey Memorial Library 


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opinions through 

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Abortion pill underscores America's darkest side 


On Sept. IS, the Food and Drug 
Administration gave a major go-ahead 
to the abortion pill, KU-486. Truly, it 
was a day when the dark clouds over 
America became darker. 

While ignorance surrounds much 
of the discussion about ihe abortion 
pill, the point (^f this article is not to 
detail the specifics of how the pill 
works. It should be mentioned, 
though, that the approved regimen will 
probably require three visits to the 
doctor over a two-week period. Fur- 
thermore, there are serious medical 
considerations involving the some- 
times life-threatening side elfects. Ol 
course, in this respect, it is no differ- 
ent than surgical abortion 

Suffice to say. the procedure is 
more complicated than popping aspi- 

Obviously, though, we ve come 
along way in 20 years. Roc i. Wade 
was decided in favor of a gang-rape 
victim's desire to procure a legal abor- 
tion. Now, for all intents and pur- 
poses, abortion is legal on demand at 
any time for any reason And soon, 
abortions will be peddled in bottles. 

In 1973, the Supreme Court prob- 
ably didn't realize it was giving birth 
to a $4(M) billion a year abortion in- 
dustry. But then again, the Supreme 
Court didn't seem to consider a lot of 
obvious concepts. For one, it admit- 
ted it could not resolve the issue of 

when "life" begins and refused to rule 
out the possibility that life might be- 
gin at conception. If the Court cannot 
decide whether the unborn child is a 
"living" being, it certainly has for- 
feited the right to make a judgment as 
to whether or not the child's existence 
can be ended legally. It is fundamen- 
tally wrong to admit that an unborn 
chiid may be deserving of Constitu- 
tional protection and, in the same line 
of reasoning, deny that protection. If 
there is any doubt, it seems obvious 
to "err" on the safe side. 

Instead, the unborn child is treated 
as no more than an inconvenient out- 
growth of the mother. Never mind that 
only age and location separate us from 
when we were in the womb. Never 
mind that we have the exact same ge- 
netic makeup now as when we were 
conceived. And never mind that we 
have grown so self-involved that we 
will deny fellow members of the hu- 
man race a similar fate as our own. 

Murder is wrong because it denies 
a person his future, full of joys, de- 
spairs, hopes and pains. Abortion does 
the exact same to the unborn child 

Clearly, the issue mvoKcs age dis- 
crimination Ihe lives ot those that 
hiniier oui eii|ovineiiI oi impede oui 
self fulfillment can be legally snulled 
out based solely on the fact that thev 
.ire young and reside in the "prolec 
live" residence of their mother Those 
that warn against the "slippery slope" 
are not kooks; they simply carry this 
logic to the other end of the age spec- 
trum. Many of the elderly in- 
conveniences and survive in the pro- 
tective residences of hospices and re- 
lirement homes. And unlike the u'l- 
born, they may never cease to be a 
"drain" on society. Will the dark 
clouds that have enveloped the silent 
unborn also engulf those with weak 

In 1 W.^. Clinton reversed President 
liush's ban on RU-486. In IW6. he 
vetoed the partial-birth abortion ban 
Unfortunately. Clinton's pro-abortion 
stance is one of the only issues that 
he has not waffled on. 

Polling data show that the major- 
ity of Americans would like restric- 
tions placed upon abortion that would 
limit the procedure to those cases 
where the mother's life is in danger 
or in the cases of rape or incest. Even 
Planned Parenthood admits that these 
scenarios account for only about three 
percent of the nation's abortions. And 
yet, while he pledges allegiance to 
every other poll, Mr. Clinton has rig- 
orously pursued a radical pro-abortion 

Perot provides political pizazz 


In a campaign year in which there 
hasn't been too much to, the 
gods have finally heard my prayers 
and sent the little man from Texas to 
stir things up a bit. That's right. He's 
finally decided to show up and jump 
into the ring with his competitors. 

Reform Party candidate Ross 
Perot, who in 1992 captured 19 per- 
cent of the popular vote for the presi- 
dency and, in so doing, showed that 
any lunatic out of the asylum can come 
close to winning the heart (and mind) 
of a country, finally decided to raise 
his voice after the committee of Re- 
publicans and Democrats in charge of 
the up-coming debates told him he 
wasn't popular enough for consider- 

Every four years, the argument as 
who should be considered as a bona 
fide candidate for the presidency, es- 
pecially when it comes to third-party 
candidates like Perot, rages when it is 
time for the presidential debates. 
More often than not, the third p.irty 
candidates are left outside of the bi- 
[iarly decision making and. thus, arc 
excluded from the debates 

Four vearr? ago, Perot |ust hap- 
pened to sneak into the debale pic lute 
and threw a wrench into the greasv 
gears of the bipartv svsitm. stealing 
valuable votes from the ina)oi part\ 
candiilates. particularly the Repulili 
cans So, Ihis year, of makinu 
Ihe same polilieal inisl.ikc tor a sec- 

ond time, the Democrats and particu- 
larly the Republicans decided that they 
wouldn't invite Perot to play with 

Granted, Perot's popularity this 
time around is not as strong — between 
five and eight percent in the opinion 
polls. Perot's political strength, how- 
ever, is large enough to have an effect 
on the presidential race, even though 
he may not have the strength to win 
it. For this reason alone he should be 
allowed to participate in the debate 
Plus, what better way is there to re- 
suscitate this lacklu.ster race than to 
allow a non-political, quirky guy with 
big ears, a high-pitched voice and a 
down-home accent to exchange 
punches with two refined, political 
heavyweights on national television'.' 
It would be like watching Speedy 
Cionzale? take on Sylvester the Cat 

Sylvester .irul his Kepuhlk an i-oun- 
teipaits. however, are iiii willing lostep 
into Ihe niie wiih Speedv. They're too 
• ifraid of hini The already stumbling 
I )ol( IS suited Itial a light hook from 
I'l rill iiiiuhi kno(.k him out of the con- 
test for good I III R( piihlicans saw 

how Perot kni>ck George Bush to the 
canvas a couple of years ago. and they 
won't let it happen to their candidate 

Of course, they won't tell you 
they're scared. They'll say something 
like Perot doesn't have the popularity 
to warrant a showing. All they really 
want to do, however, is cut out any 
inference that Dole might encounter 
in narrowing the gap between him and 

But now Perot's calling them out 
After Perot heard the committees' 
decision, he decided to do the only 
thing any American would do: take 
them to court. He decided if he can't 
fight them inside the ring, he'll fight 
them in the streets If he can't fight 
them on the nationally-televised de 
bates, he'll fight them through the ad 
vertising circuits and the cirucit courts 

It's just this negative press that 
might hurt Dole and his comrades 
more in the long run than allowing 
Perot to participate in the debate If 
there is anything in this country that 
stirs negative publicity for a candidate, 
it is cowardice, is. the unwilling 
ness of a c.indidate to go head-to-head 
with his or hei ii|ip<nients This is |us| 
the image that F'erot is painting, say- 
ing ot Dole on NH( 's \Ucl thf l^rcss. 
1 lere s a guv who s s(i|)jioseii In be a 
war hero. You'd think he'd be able to 
stand up and talk to another person 
But he can't." For .in alre.idy falter- 
ing Dole, these words may be the up- 
per cut that knocks him out for good 

As always, the editorial board encourages 

students and members of the faculty to 

write commentary pieces 

on any subject matter. 

Just drop off your article by Tuesday 


And what docs this abortion cul 
ture engender? 

Clearly, we. as a nation, have 
placed ultimate trust in technological 
■ idyances We embrace the latest ef- 
lort-saving device, refusing to discern 
the true implications. Without proper 
moral guidance, sciencetitic know! 
edge can be tragically misapplied, 
whether it be in the form of a nuclear 
holocaust, chemical w.irfare or m the 
gas chambers of the Holocaust 

Abortion is certainly such .i mis- 

We have attempted to solve irre- 
sponsible behavior with more irre- 
sponsible behavior, decreasing a ba- 

sic respect lot hie in the process. In- 
deed, illegitimacy rates have skyrock- 
eted, as has violent crime (Vrtainlv, 
many other influences have contrib- 
uted to such increases, but abortion 
tietinitely does not engender the 
healthy respect for the sexual act and 
ilie respect for life that is necessary to 
help keep those problems in check. 

Whether it be done with a pill, a 
vacuum or a knife, .ibortion has not 
cured the ills of American society. 
Instead, we h.ivc lost a certain .imount 
of idealism .iiul we have shook the 
foundations of our most basic rights. 

And in the process, we have legally 
snuffed out over i^) million lives. 

More prisons create 
more problems 


As a criminologist .iiid someone 
interested in politics, I was eager to 
listen to candidate Doles ant i -crime 
initiative. Considering that Clinton 
enjoys a double digit lead in most 
polls, 1 tht)ught Dole might announce 
some neyv and exciting plan to jump- 
start his campaign It was humorous 
to hear that "criminals cause crime" 
.ind that "drug use and violent crime 
are bad," but it was not funny to 
him call for more money to be spent 
on the same ineffective responses to 
drugs and crime. Who would argue 
with reducing drug use by .'^(l percent'.' 
The question is how'.' More prisons.' 
Longer sentences? The National 
Guard patrolling the nation's borders 
and airp<irts? 

Dole's solution is lo build more 
prisons so that we can incarcerate 
more people for longer periods of 
time. The reality is that between 1W3 
and 1W4, the number of people in- 
carcerated in state and federal prisons 
increased from 'n(),444 to 1,()S.\7.^X 
(this does not include the approxi 
mately .SOO.OOO people in city and 
county jails). This is an increase of 
8.^,294. Even if we "double bunk" 
these inmates, the US would need to 
construct 8(H) priscm cells per week to 
h<^use these new inmates Prison cells 
cost between $.S(),(MM) and $7.S,(M)() 
each (this is not a typo) and $1,S,(MK) 
to $3(),(HM) per year to maintain. 1 diil 
not hear candidate Dole explain where 
this money will come from How will 
he cut t.ixes \^ percent .ind still 
"double federal money for sl.ite 
prison" construction'.' 

In Pennsvlv.ini.i. Ciovernoi Ridge 
offers the same rhetoric. He cites 
f.uling schools" .IS ,1 reason for crime 
lie IS quite correct .ibout the rel.ition 
ship between inadequ.ite educ.ilioii 
and employment opportunilies .irni 
crime What is ironic is his ae 
lions tlo not m.ilch his rhetoric. His 
last budget froze the state subsidy for 
basic education and cut aid to private 
colleges while mcre.ismg |nison fund- 
ing by $80 million (from $836 mil- 
lion to $')Ui million) Despite Ihis 
rhetoric. Ridge s budgel is generous 
to prisons while harmful to schools. 

f>ol( Ridge .ind other politicians 
iiiielu(hng Democrats) skillfully em 
ploy this rhetoric to pour additional 
money into prisons. For example, by 
referring to the fear that women expe- 
rience as they w.ilk .done at night. 
Dole I oniiiiiies to portray an inaccu- 
r.iU picUire of crime The reality is 
Ihal \ u tims are mon likiK to bi' as 
saulled, rajied oi miiidered In sonu 
one thev know by .i sir.inger 
Although It is still too high, violent 
crime has decreased in each of the last 
two years Unfortun.itely. imprison- 
ment rates have little to do with 
It Stales with high inc.irceralion rales 
are no iiiok likelv lo have lower crime 

rates than states with low incarcera- 
tion rates, and vice vers.i. 

We also heard .i lot of rhetoric 
.ibout drug use in public housing. 
What about drug use on the Main 
Line .' Many of my friends have their 
children in private sch(H>ls because of 
the drug problem in public schools. 
When 1 ask Villanova students about 
the difference in drug 
111 public vs private schools many re- 
spond the only difference is 
there are more and better drugs in pri- 
v.ile schools One student pointed out 
the irony of 'Villanova students ap- 
plauding Ihe call to "reduce drug use" 
w hen many or her fellow students use 
drugs. When we speak ol the drug 
problem, shtmldn'i we- include alco- 
hol abuse' 

The real irony is that we talk of 
reducing dru^, yet we do very little 
to reduce the demand. Advertisers 
promote alcohol, illicit drug use is fre- 
quently glorified in the entertainment 
industry. Congress has cut funding for 
drug prevention programs in schools 
and parents often rely on the school 
and/or police to solve the problem 

Candidate Kemp suggested at the 
rally that the country needs to improve 
race relations. Currently, almost one 
in three (32 percent) African-Ameri- 
can males are under the control of the 
criminal justice system The incar- 
ceration rate of African-American 
males is seven times higher 
of whites At the end of 199.^. the 
majority of inmates (.'^l percent) in 
state prisons were African-American 
(versus 4() percent HI 1*^S,S) im- 
p.ict will this trend have on African 
.Amencin families or race relations'.* 
The incapacitation aiul deterrence 
nu rit.ility ignores the "replacement" 
phenomenon Once a dealer is incar- 
cei.ited .mother one lakes his, her 
place The of punishment will not 
work because Ihe new dealer thinks 
he is smarter the previous dealer 
.ind/or the drug Ir.ide is the only lu- 
crative source of income in the area. 
One needs only to travel to the "bad- 
lands ' of North Philadelphia to wit- 
ness this. 

A lour of .my prison todav will re- Ihev are crowded with people 
w iuMiul not h.ive the saiin l.irnily life, 
I iliKation or economic op|iorliinities most of the Villanova community 
have had The ma)ority of inmates 
come from soci.illy, economic. illv .ind 
politic. illy impoverished areas (which 
cultivates ' poverty") where they 
engage in criminal activity despite the 
risk of going to prison Mi>st crimi- 
nologists would .igrt'c with .iiilhor Irwin who describes the policy 
of iMiilding more prisons so that people 
will think tvMce before committing 
crime as 'Voodoo Criminology." 

Tom Arvanitcs is a /</( itli\ nuni 
her of the Sociology Dcpmimi ni 

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Dining service is 
flooded with flaws 

To the Editor: 

What a crock! The Don.ihuc mai- 
kel isa scanil The new and improved" 
meal plan, more eating sites . . . blali 
blah . iiioie bull generated bv Vill 
anova buieaucracy m conjunction with 
Villanova Dining Services Mike 
McCiuckin, product and marketing 
manager lor Uining Services, luis the 
audacity to say. ". . .the market accepts 
meal plan points from the Wildcard 
For this reason, the lood points on al 
most every meal plan were doubled 
this year so .students could have more 
selection in their selection of meals Z" 

Whalbulll Itllexibility and selec- 
tion for students are really a concern 
and priority ol [fining Services and ot 
Villanova University, then why is meal 
plan equivalency(MPE) not accepted 
at CcMmellv Center toi lunch any- 
more? Whv IS It that hartley C'ate only 
has MPE from M a.m. to 10 a.m./ 
That's a joke. One hour'! What hap- 
pened to MPH for dinner at Hartley .' 
Moreover, why the food selection 
for dinner at the Pit become so crappy 
. . . that is, crappier than it was last 

Now that I'm on .1 roll, how come 
the dining halls are closed from 10 
a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (to 10:4.Satthe Pit) 
between breakfast and lunch and 1 30 
p.m. to 4:30 p.m. between lunch and hours are inconvenient. 
If the Grill, the Italian Kitchen, and 

Connelly can \k open all day long, 
why can't the dining halls? Imagine 

if a resl.iiirant were to close lot chunks 
of hours duiing the day. It would go 
out of business. Villanova Dining Si i 
vices takes ailvantage of the fact that 
Its paving customers (yes we do p.iv 
at the beginning of each semester) .iie 
students on .1 meal plan. 

Whv should (Hir dining halls close 
at various times throughout the day 
just because the food bill is paid be- 
fore we have been served our food'.' It 
IS an outrage. 11 1 want to eat dinner 
after 7:30 p.m., I am forced to decide 
among the Italian Kitchen. Connelly 
Center, .ind the Donahue Market, none 
of which accepts meal plan at this 
time Which brings me to the ques- 
tion of whv the hours of MPh must 
be limited al all at Connelly and 
Hartley Why can't MPE be used 
througiiout the day? 

And why aren't we allowed to take 
our food out of the dining halls? I pay 
for mv meal plan every semester. It's 
my food. I'm not stealing. Can the Vil- 
lanova administration not see the fool- 
ishness of compelling a student, a per- 
son, to stand and tinish eating his or 
her apple (substitute whatever food 
item vou would prefer) before leav- 
ing tlie cafeteria? My food is not for 
tree; it is unfair that 1 must eat it where 
Villanova dictates. And 1 wouldn't 
exactly call the food we are served a 
luxury. In fact. Id be hard-pressed to 
call it appealing. 

Whv oh why is the guest price f<u 
dinner at the dining halls $S.50 but 
Meal Plan Equivalency only $5.25? 

That is blatantly unfair. It's not as if a 
person is going to go crazy once he or 

she ste|is foot inside one of the dining 
halls .ind eat Ins 01 hei heart out. es 
pecially since the food is nothing lo 
get excited about. This is a campus 
serving tht)usands of students and fac- 

I'm sure they buy in bulk at great 
discounts, and they have the nerve to 
charge $S.50 for a dining hall dinner 
and "75 cents for a bagel at Hartley, 
("(Minelly, and the Market (I'm reallv 
sore about the bagel thing) 

Now what's this with Donahue not 
being open until I 1 :30 am for lunch 
Monday through Friday and 11:3(1 
am for brunch on Saturday and Sun- 
day. Meanwhile, Dougherty and St 
Marys Dining halls both open for 
lunch Monday through Friday and 
brunch Saturday and Sunday at 10:45, 
as did Donahue last year 

Obviously, Villanova realizes 
Donahue Market isofu-nby 10:00a. m 
on Saturday and Sunday-- bright and 
early so all those kiddies a bit hungry 
earlier than 1 1:30 a.m. can .squander 
their points at the Donahue Market 
What comes after all of a students 
points are used, you ask? Wildcard 
Account of course, or if not that, then- 
-and even better-- cash. 

It's quite obvious that the Univer- 
sity, with the structure of the meal plan 
and meal plan hours, wants us to use 
up our points and quickly move on to 

Carolyn Hehir 
Class ofl 999 

Dole event marred 
by poor 

lo the Editor: 

Through the course of my three 
years at Villanova, I've heard com 
plaints spanning from class schedul 
ing or lood prices and availability, to, 
of course, social life and sometimes 
the lack thereof. East week, however 
no one waited for hours while Con- 
nelly refilled their pasta and the hard- 
est door on the Main Eine wasn't 
Smokes or the Pub, it was our very 
own Jake Nevin Field House. 

As 1 read last week's Villanovan, 
the headlining article "Dole's Speech 
Attacks The "Bad Boys" caught my 
attention. One line in particular made 
me think: "Twenty of those students 
with tickets were turned away at the 
door" 1 was one of those students, if 
there were even as many as 20 of us 
left outside, denied entrance to a build- 
ing on our campus. 

I woke up to get a ticket Friday 
morning, I waited in a line stretching 
across Ithan to get into Jake Nevin and 
1 remained outside with friends after 
we were told, "Listen kids no one else 
is going in," on the odd chance that 
maybe the people at the door would 
change their minds. Despite this, it is 
not the utter waste of our time and 
the rudeness we encountered that has 
infuriated me, but rather the rea.son- 
ing behind our denial. 

My first response was to curse the 

University for yet another example of 
its lack of organization and accommo- 
d.ition for a school this size, but as I 
continued reading the article men- 
tioned above I discovered that "the 
Dole/Kemp campaign did not leave 
the full number of seats available for 
University use that it had promised." 
In mv opinion this is unfair. 

John Doe local Rosemont resident 
could go and hear the speeches be- 
cause he was able to wait on line at 
10 a ni , but my peers and I? We pay a 
ridiculous amount of hard earned 
money to come to this fine University 
and yet we were unable to be part of 
this once in-a-collegian-lifetime expe- 
rience because Dole and his campaign 
didn't want anyone to sit in the seats 
close to the stage. 

Maybe the answers lie within 
Villanova's administration Maybe the 
duPont Pavilion should be renamed so 
people will actually come to our 
school and find it an acceptable facil- 
ity to speak in, Until these questions 
can be answered for future guests, I 
think the Dole/Kemp campaign owes 
me, the 1^ others who had tickets and 
couldn't get in, and the thousands of 
students who never even got the 
chance to get tickets an apology. I am 
not a Republican, nor do I have an at- 
filiation with another party, but I am a 
registered voter. Not only has this lack 
of concern for the students, for my 
generation, caused him to lose my 
vote, but also whenever I hear the word 
Dole I will always think of fruit. 

l^ura Eerguson 
Class of! 998 

Twenty-first birthday should reflect new maturity 


Today is my 21st birthday. Now 
before anyone starts asking me 
whether I'm gt)ing to hit Maritas or 
Kelly's first, you should know that I 
don't drink. So I won't be making the 
rounds of the bars, putting back my 
birthday shots or pounding down the 
beer. I've never been into drinking, and 
just because I've reached some ran- 
domly chosen age at which the gov- 
ernment decides it's suddenly (»kay tor 
me to drink, it doesn't mean I'm go 
ing to start. Besides, as anyone who 
attends Villanova can .ittest, the drink 
ing age is a non-issue at Villanova 
Thinking someone won't drink be- 
cause they're not 21 is about as crazy 
as Bob Dole thinking someone wcMi't 
do drugs bec.iuse the government says 
not to. 

like 1 will he spending my Friday 
evening as I usually do, with nothing 
especially wild planned. 

I have friends who have also made 
the choice not to drink. They plan to 
go to the bars on their 2 1 st just to have 
a soda .ind hang out But I've already 
experienced the bar scene when I've 
gone to see bands. It's not much fun 
for me People can't understand whv 
1 like mosh pits 1 happen to find it 
easier to deal with the aggressive, fuU- 
botlv contact of a mosh pit than with 
some long-h.ured drunk girl dancing 
around, her hair smacking my face 
continually. Moshing has an etiquette. 
Drinking doesn't. When a person is 
drunk, anything goes. 

So Ed rather be completely anti- 
social and slay in my room than deal 
with someone who's judgement is so 
imp.iiied. he or she becomes a royal 
p,nn 1 get quite enough of that from 
sober people 

Don't gel me wrong--! don't care 
it .1 person diinks 01 not It's ,1 matter 

of peisonal choice. H I expect a per- 
son to respect my choice to abstain 
from alcohol, then I must re.spect their 
choice to drink. However, on 
Villanova's campus, it's almost as if 
non-drinkers were ignored. Our whole 
culture is centered around alcohol. 

This whole 2 1st birthday tradition 
IS not just at Villanova, but at almost 
every college in the nation. It's ironic 
that on a day which is supposed to sig- 
nify maturity and the entrance into 
adulthood, people celebrate by engag- 
ing in an lugy of indulgence What is 
the point of having a good time if a 
person can't remember it the next 
morning? Why commemorate the oc- 
casion by consuming enough alcohol 
to make one vomit? How is one sup- 
posed to feel good about waking up 
hungover .' 

1 cringe when people give me 
knowing smiles when I mention that 
I'm turning 21. Just because a major- 
ity ol Villanovans binge drink doesn't 
mean all ol us do 1 hate the implicit 

assumption that just because I'm a 
college student, 1 love alcohol. But 
alcohol consumption is something 
many Villanova students probably take 
pride in. How many people don't have 
at least one, "What I Did When I Was 
Irashed" anecdote? I'm sure that some 
people who saw the results of the al- 
cohol survey were thrilled to see that 
Villanova's reputation as a party 
school is intact. But. as one of the six 
percent of students that doesn't drink, 
1 despise our obsession with alcohol. 
1 hate the public urination, the obnox- 
ious drunk people unable to walk 
home, the idiots who vomit anywhere 
but in the toilet and leave it for others 
to clean. The administrations big re- 
sponse to this problem thus far has 
come with the formation of yet another 
steering committee. Father ktack 
that the University would sponser a 
cocktail hour if it would foster respon- 
sible drinking. (Frankly, I don't think 
the Dean of Students' TO. will attiact 
thai many customers). But most ol all. 

Villanova culture accepts, even ex- 
pects such behavior and chalks it up 
to the youthful sowing of wild oats-- 
even though alcohol abuse leads to 
vandalism, sexual a.ssault, injury .ind 

I'm sure I'll get the obligatory ob- 
scene phone call from drunk students 
who think it's fun to crank the goody- 
two-shoes. Someone might actually be 
spurred to write a letter to the editor 
decrying my column as extremism 
(However, this campus is much too 
apathetic to produce many letters to 
the editor. It's just easier to call me 
names behind my back) But 1 donl 
care what type of criticism I may get 
from this column. Tonight it's my 21st 
birthday, and Ell prob.ibly h.ive a very 
typical evening. 

Em sure I'll be a little disap- 
pointeil Birthdays, after all, are sup- 
posed to be But Ed rather be 
sober and miserable drunk and 
incoherent At Ell be .ible to re- 
inembei how I spent my 21st. 

not Just another load. 

So what will 1 60 instead ot liu 
crawl'.' To be honest, I couldn't tell 
you I know 1 want to mark the occa- 
sion in some big way, but the standard 
custom dictates a bar tour (, 
some would say Em not ordinarily 
constrained bv standard customs.) Ed 
throw a party, but 1 live in Austin. I'm 
sure it would be fun seeing how many 
people 1 cin lit into my glorified closet 
of a room, but 1 live in a single. That 
me.ins no roommates to help me pick 
up the mess, and 1 don't exactly want 
to spend my birthday picking clothes 
and p.ipersoff the floor For .1 while, I 
was thinking ol doing something dras- 
tic, like my bicep tattooed or my 
tongue pierced, but then I realized my 
mother probably wouldn't let me live 
to see my 22nd birthday (and 1 know I 
could get some cutesy tattoo where no 
one can see it, but if I'm going to pay 
to have a design perm.inentiv im 
printed on my body, Em damn well 
going to gel it in a place w here evcrv 
one can see my investment). It looks 

Voter registration is key to democracy 


It's a typical Friday night. You and 
your friends are siting around in \oin 
dorm room You know you are under 
age and feel that there's nothing re- 
ally exciting to do Another w.isted 
night Then, suddenly .ill ol you re 
member--you've got your fake ID's! 

All ten of vou pile into .1 
Volk.swa^-n Beetle overllowing with 
excitement .ibout the task you are 
about to undertake. You pull up to the 
floresccnt glow of the PA State EK|uor 
Store. Nervously, you walk up to tin- 
counter with the ID. get the go<^ds, and 
whisk them back to your dorm You 
move past the Public Safety Officer 
with caution as he eves your backpack 
I inally, in the security of your room, 
you burst open the sack with the utter 
joy of accomplishment .ind dislrib 
lite Absentee Ballots and Voter Reg 
islr.ition C.irds to cyeiyone vou can 

Unfortunately, the probability ot 
this occurring on campus ranks up 
there with the chance of aTupperware 
p.irlv in Sulliv.m However, I have to 
admit I c.innot truly understand 
whv incidenies ot underage voting has 
not out paced underage drinking at 
Villanova. After all, it's free and much 
easier to as 1 S than 2 1 as a young 

When vou vote you experience the 
natural high having made difference 
in your countrv Moreover, you get to 
keep your brain cells and spare your 
self the experience of embarrassing 

Even more befuddling, statistics 
show that only small percentage of 
those college students who arc eligible 
to vote even register Most do not keep 
informed about the issues affecting 
their future I- ven less take the initia- 
tive to voice their opinions directly to 
their representatives. 

With this lack of initiative .ind 

ticip.itioii IS It any wondei we aie 
stereotyjx'd as lazy, ambivalent "(ien 
eration X-ers?" 

Is it any woniler the rising costs 
of ( ap'n ( 'runch gets more press than 
the skyrocketing college tuition sitii 

Is It really shocking that college 
loan programs are slashed while com 
panics are allowed to ship to India the 
entry level job you could have had'.' 

No matter what the cynics say, your 
vote and your voice do count This is 
especially true when a group of people 
IS organized as a coalition The pres 
ervation of Medicare is a top priority 
to DemcK-rats and Republicans in g(w 
ernmeni because elderly organ ions 
such as AARP wield much weight in 
elections such as the NAACP have 
been able to rescue such controversial 
programs as affirmative action through 
Iheit ties to ,1 sizable portion of the 
\oting public Eherefore, it clearly 
follows that il all college students ex- 

eicisetl then cimI right ot franchise, 
the issues that affect you daily could 
suddenly become central political con- 

So what do vou do after having 
been so enlightened'' If yon cannot 
make your midnight run \n the liquor 
store for registration materials, do not 
fret Recently reformed voter regis- 
tration laws and the Political Aware- 
ness Ix-ague have made the process 
simpler If you are already registered 
to vote in your state, (pat yourself on 
the and then) make sure you call your 
county courthouse for an absentee 
ballot application. If you are not reg- 
istered, make sure you get out to the 
Voter Registration Drive which will Im: 
held in Connellv Plara next week. 
Federal forms which enable vou to 
register as an on-camptis voter, sign- 
up sheets will be at the table h)r a Voter 
Shuttle to the local polling places. 
Remember, your voice is only as loud 
as your vote. 


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September 27. 1996 

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September /October 1996 

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday 




ImUnuUioital Pood Femt 

Praaklanti Louiv(«. 

Coimally Caotar 

6 aOp-m. - &30p nv, $2 

Tkka your taaU budi on ■ trip 

■round tha world! 

Spooaorwl by tha MuKicultural 

Student L«a(ua 

OonoaUy Caotar Clnaooa 
7 * 10 p-m.. $3 


Nif htclub, 0:30 piin. 
Faaturinf: Funkfiiea, Rhythm 
Rapufalik. and 42 Main at. DaU 
Band, FREE! FR££I 



Caanalty Cantar Clnama 
T&lOpLin, $3 

Sbaahan^SulUvan Quad 
Fraa food & muiici 
lOp in. - la. in. 


Connally Cantar Ona m a 
7* 10p.m.,>3 

Rockweti Church 

Acoustic FoUi Hocli 
Nifhtdub, 10 p-m. 


Caauio Sight »Uk 


Win (raat ptizarfl 


Coming to the NIGHTCLUB 

Funk Show 

Thursday, October 3rd 



Rythm Republik 

42 Main St. Deli Band 

9:30 p.m. FREE! 

%Uu\ dance 


Free Food & Music 
All Night Long 
in the Quad 


10 p.m.- 1 a.m.'J^ 

scavenger Hunt 

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Sept. 27 

Art Exhibit 

Do you like art? loday at 3;30 p.m 
111 SAf 103 please join us for the 19% 
Student Art Hxhibition. Enjoy artwork 
from artists found right here in sunny 
Villanova. Paintings, drawings, pho- 
tos, and sculptures will blow your 
mind as jazz music blows out your 
eardrums. Hope to see you there! 

Philosophy Lecture 

Langdon Winner, professor of po- 
litical science at RPI, will present a 
talk on "Hngineering, Technology and 
the Postmodern Hconomy," on Friday, 
Sept. 27at 3;30p.m. inTolentine 215. 
Sponsored by the Department of 
P h i 1 o s o p h y I. e c t u r c S c r i e s , 
Postmodernism and the Professions." 
Co-sponsored by the College of En- 

Sea Isle City Retreat 

This intro retreat will be held from 
Sept. 27 - 29. This is a first level re- 
treat for new members to the retreat 
program held in Sea Isle City, New 
Jersey. It will include talks given by 
students and group discussions on 
such topics as self, god and others. 
Sign up in campus ministry or call 

Church Closing 

Beginning on Monday, Scjil ^d 
and continuing through Friday, Oct 
11, St Thomas of Villanova Church 
will be closed to all visitors on 
WEEKDAYS This is to allow for the 
installation of the new pipe organ 
Con Hall Chapel will be open for 
meditation and prayer as usual. Con- 
fessions usually heard in the main 
church will be heard in Corr Chapel. 
Campus Ministry apologizes for any 
inconvenience this may cause. The 
church will be open on Saturdays and 
Sundays for the usual weekend mass 

Oct. 1 

Sept. 28 

Cultural Film Series 

The Cultural Film and Lecture Se- 
ries will present the award winning 
Italian film Lumenca. There will be 
four screenings: Saturday, Sept 28 at 
7 p.m.. Sunday. Sept. 29 at 3:30 p.m 
and 7 p.m., and Monday, Sept. 30 at 7 


Villanova's Financial Management 
As.sociation will hold its next meet- 
ing on Tuesday, Oct. 1 Lee Stauffer, 
manager of The Prudential in 
Southampton, PA will speak from 
12:45 p.m.- 1:30 p.m. in Hartley 209. 
All new members are encouraged to 
attend. Membership dues for the se- 
mester ($15) will be collected. 

Media Lecture 

On Friday, Oct. 1 at 12:45 p.m. in 
Room 3(X) in the Saint Augustine Cen- 
ter Saul Zrda will give a lecture en- 
titled "Terrorism in the Media '" All 
are welcome. Sponsored by 
Communicaton Arts. 

Support Group 

' On Tuesday, (X't. 1 at S p ni.. the 
Cjay, Tx'sbian and Bisexual Supptut 
Group will hold its first meeting. This 
meeting will be open to all sexual mi- 
norities, as well as those questioning 
thier sexuality. For more information, 
please call the h(»tline by dialing 
96000, then mailbox # 85443 

ing on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m 
in the Chemistrv I ecture ll.ill in 
Mendel The leatuied speaker will be 
Reid Kanaley, a columnist from the 
Philadelphia Incjuirer He will be 
speaking on how people relate to each 
other through computers, including 
online Icwe affairs and grieving online 

Latin American Lecture 

Latin American Studies Concentra- 
tion and Amnesty International will 
present a lecture by Julia Blanca en- 
titled "Sewing Seams in a TOreign- 
Owned Garment Factory in the 
Macjuiladora District of Managua, 
Nicaragua." Julia will speak 
times on Thursday, Oct. 3: 8:30 a.m. 
in Tolentine 315, 1 1:30 a.m. in John 
Barrv 2 1 1 and I 30 p m. in John Barry 
211 ' 

St. Augustine Lecture 

A lecture entitled "Tlistory and 
Faith in Saint Augustine's De 
Trinitate"" will be given by Fr. Basil 
Studer, O.S.B of Collegio 
Sant'Anselmo in R(ime on Thursday, 
Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Villanova 
Room of the Connelly Center This 
lecture is sponsored by Augustinian 

Darwin Lecture 

Phi Beta Kappa and the depart- 
ments of biology and honors invite the 
Villanova community to attend a lec- 
ture entitled "Darwin's Dilemma" 
given by Phi Beta Kappa Visiting 
Scholar, Dr. Darcy B Kelley. The lec- 
ture will be held at 5 p.m. in Mendel 
158. A reception will follow. 

for graduates and friends who want to 
share tfie challenges and opportunilies 
that the journey of faith has presented 
in the world after graduation 

Alumni/nae and friends are invited 
to attend an informational meeting on 
Oct () in St. Rita Chapel from 7 M) 
p.m -8:30 p m (After the () p in 
Mass). For more intormalioii call Beth 
Ha.ssel at 5 19-4088 or Philip Braun at 
(home) MO-260-0528: (work) 21 S 


The third annual Chi-Olvmpics 
will be held on Sunday, Oct. h at I 
p ni. on Sheehan Beach. Pr(Keeds ben 
efit Special Olympics $50 per team 
to enter: free t-shirts ayd c.tsh prizes. 

Oct. 9 

HIV Testing 

The Villanova University AIDS 
Task Force is sponsoring a free. 
anonymous HIV testing on Wednes- 
day, bet 9 The Delaware (\)nntv 
AIDS Network will he at the Health 
Center from 10 a.m. until 2:40 p.m H 
interested, please call \94070 to make 
an appointment. 

Oct. 4 

Beta Duckie Race Oct. 2 

Beta Theta Pi fraternity will hold 
"Rubber Duckie Race V" to benefit 
cerebral palsv on Saturday, Sept. 28 
at 12 30 p.m in the quad 

Sept. 29 

International Fest 

Take your tastebuds on a trip 
around the world' Come to the Inter- 
national Food Test on Sunday, Sept 
29 at 6:30 p m in the President's 
Lounge in Connellv Center Experi- 
ence Chinese. Korean. Indian. Afri 
can-American, and Middie Eastern 

Sept. 30 

Hip-Hop Dance Squad 

Attention all dancers: there will be 
.1 meeting in St. Marv's band room on 
Monday night at 8 p m for anyone 
who wants to join Villanova's Hip Hop V^^^P 
Dance Squad There will be a dem- 
onstration of the type of dance ex- 
pected All are welcome if you have 
any questions call Jiinadah at x9384. 
Brandv at x5658 or Rasheedah at 

Arab/Islamic Lecture 

There will be a lecture entitled 
"The Humanitarian Crisis in Iraq" 
given by Mr. Michael Nahhal, Relief 
Aid Coordinator in Iraq. Middle East 
Council of Churches on Wednesday. 
Oct. 2 from 7:.^0 p.m. - 9 p.m. in room 
.300 of the St Augustine Center. Co- 
sponsored by Middle East Study 
Group Episcopal Diocese of PA. 
Middle East Peace EduciticMi Ameri- 
can Friends Service Committee .iiui 
Center for Arab and Islamic Studies 

Sacramental Prepara- 

The sacramental pieparalion pro will begin on Wednesday. Oct 2 
at 8 p.m in St Marys Hall, lower ^^^ 
level. Room 4 All those who desire if r^f" ^ 
baptism, F-ucharist, or confirmation in ^^^*'* ^ 
the catholic faith are invited to sign 
up now in the C.impiis Ministry of- 
fice Ouestions or concerns? ( .ill 
Kath\ ()verlurt,x 97978. 

Visiting Scholar 

Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar, 
Dr. Darcy B. Kelley will hold office 
hours in the Fedigan Room fri^m 9:30 
- 1 1:30 a.m. Dr Kelley s primary re 
search interests have to do with neu- 
roscience. Any students interested in 
speaking with her privately are en- 
couraged to attend. 

A pizza-soda reception will be held 
in Mendel 103 for all undergraduate 
students from noon - 1:30 p.m. The 
topic of discussion with Dr. Kellev is 
"What's It l-ike Being a Scientist." At 
2:30 Dr. Kelley will give a lecture en- 
titled "Generating the Male and Fe 
male Brains" in Mendel 158 Arecep 
tion will follow 

C&F Breakfast 

All are welcome to the Commerce 
and Finance Fireaktast on Tridav, ( )cl 
4 from 8 am - 10:30 am on the third 
floor of Bartlev Hall This is a 
opportunity to meet faculty and other 

Ihere will be a SNAP meeting on 
Wednesdav. Oct 2 at 4 45 p m in the 
F ast I^)iinge of Dougherty H.ill Dt 
Shart/Flopko will discuss AIDS edu 


lest Prep 

Improve your lest pirformance' 
Dr Reilly will offer an I xamPrepand 
Test-Taking Workshop this Monday. 
Sept ^0 from 2 30 ^20 p m in the 
Counseling Center, Room KWi. ( orr 
Hall The workshop is free and no 
sign up is neccs,sary 

Oct. 3 

Lab Safety Workshop 

On Saturday, Oct S. students are 
invited to participate in a free one-day 
lab safety seminar presenteil by Dr 
James A Kaufman, the nations lead- 
ing authority on safety in academic 
l.iboratories It you would like to at 
teiiii. please call Amelia Hollinger al 
the Villanova Tin ironmental Health 
and Safety Office ,it x78^S Places 
should be reserved by Sept M) Re 
freshnients will be servtd Any qiies 
iKins.Lall 1)1 Kautnianat 1 8(K)-b47 
IW77 1)1 I mail to l.ibs.ilff" .ml com 


Christian Leader Re- 

A one day retreat on Christian lead- 
ership will be held on Saturday. Oct. 
2(y Students will get a chance to re- 
nect on Iheit t>wn skiWs and \\mUa- 
tions as leaders, to envision the future 
of the programs they are involved in. 
and to set concrete plans to reach their 
desired goals. 

Retreat Team 

In order to include more people on 
the Awaken Retreat teams, we are for- 
mulating a list of all those individuals 
who are interested in leading a retreat 
This form is a way of making the in 
terest to be on a team known S(Mne 
retreat experience either in high school 
or at Villanov.i is preferred Please till 
out a "Retreat team interest form " m 
the Campus Ministry office m S! 
Rita's hall or call Linda Jaczynski al 

Winter Service Trip 

From Dec 28 J.m 1 1 a group ot 
12 Villanova stiulents will be build- 
ing the louiui.ition for .i community 
center in a vill.ige 12 miles south of 
Managua, Nicaragua Application and 
information sheets avail. ible in ( am 
pus Ministry and are due Oct 4 ,il 
noon. Open to engineers and Sp.m 
ish -speaking students. 

Register to Vote 

A voter registration drive will In 
conducted by the Political Awareness 
I eagiie next week in Connellv I'laz.i 
Federal forms will be .iv.iilable toi 
registration tor .my stiite Also, a sign- 
ii[i list will Ih' piesi'nl to p.irlicipatc in 
a Voter Shuttle I'logiam to the 
polling pl.Kts. 

Senior Service 

\iA\<: V(Hi decided what you will 
be doing once you guKluate? Consider 
the possibility of "giving back" a year 
of service by volunteering and shar- 
ing your gilts with the pooi ol the US 
or overseas. For more information, see 
Barbara Haenn in the C.impus Minis- 
try office, St. RitasHall An appoint- 
ment calendar is right outside her of- 
fice door. 

Retreat Sign-Ups 

Sign ups tor each retreat begin six 
weeks in advance. Vou can sign up 
by stopping by the Campus Ministry 
office in St. Ritas Hall aiul tiling oul 
.1 registration form The cost of most 
weekeiul retre.its is $40 toi the vyeek- 
end. and one day retre.its cost $10. A 
limited number of scholarships are 
available to those with financial diffi- 
culties. For more mtormation call 
Inula Jaczynski at 519-6699. 

Attention Qualified 

The Lower Meiion S>mphoii\ in- 
vites Villanova's musicians to attend 
rehearsals on Wednesday evenings 
from 8 to 10 p.m They take place in 
the McShain Auditorium on 
Rosemont College. For information, 
c.illFlliotLevioff at (215) 473-9013. 

Gay/Lesbian Support 

Students who are gay, le.sbian, bi- 
sexual or are questioning their sexual 
identity can call x 9(i()(). ihen voice 
mailbox #85443 to gel inlorm.ilion on 
Villanoy.i's informal support group tor 
homosexuals and bisexuals All calls 
will be confidential .ind. it sincere, 
will be returned within 24 hmirs. 


Ihe Villanova Chap'cr of the As 
s(Kiation for Computing Machinery 
(ACM) will hold Its next general meet 

Oct. 6 

Alumni/ae Faith Shar- 
ing Group 

A new opportunity is fning offered 

HEC Retreat 

Stiiiknls. t.iculty, si, ill ,ind luigh 
Imus ,ire welcomed .mil needed lo 
work on the upcoming IITX 
( H.indic.ipped Tncounter Christ) 
HI ( IS an unique and exciting expe 
iience which brings together pliysi 
calK disabled and non dis.ibled per- 
sons to sh.ire each others' lives in an 
• itmosphere ot ( hrislian community 
The retreat will take place on the 
weekend of Nov 16 - 18 ending 
around 2 p m on Sunday For more 
info, stop by Campus Ministry 


The Democratic Socialists ot 
.Americ.i will meet on Thursdays .il 8 
p.m in Ihe Center for Peace .ind Jus- 
tice F-;ducation (located m Ihe base- 
ment of Sullivan Hall) DSA is a po- 
litical organization which fights for 
social .ind economic equality lor all. 


Ihe ViU.inova Femmisi Coalilion 
will meet on Thursd.ivs ,it S p m m 
the ( enter tor ,iiul lustice T.dii- 
cation (located in the ti.isement of Hall) .AM sUulenls interested 
m issues ot gemlei .iiul |iistice are 
welcome to .ilteiui 1 oi more infor- 
m.ilion c.ill exl. 94608. 

Used Eyeglasses 

Tor this school year. Cimpus Min- 
istry will be collecting used (hut in 
good conditi(ui) eyeglasses \<^\\\ 
he sent to New Facs for the Needy, 
Short Hills. NJ 07078. The glasses 
vmII he dislributed to people in devel- 
oiimg eoimliies lyeglasses may be 
hrouglil lo Ihe ( .impiis Ministry Of- 
fice in St H;ill oi to ilie Sunday 
evenini.: Iiiiuuies .nul U II in ihe Sac- 

Prospective Grads 

lull-time undergr.idii.iles who ex- 
pet I lo leceivi' (leurees in December 
jwohoi m M;i\ l''*'7 ,ire leminded 
Ihev should complete .i 'Prospective 
(.[.idu.ite" cird in Ihe Registrar "s Ot 
tice , IS soon .IS possible Completion 
of the card doesn't guar.intee gr.idu.i 
lion, but it is very important for those 
who do gr.uluate' N.imes of students 
who have filletl oul e.iids ,ire posted 
outside of Ihe s ( )ltice. 

(irowing in Faith 

A rtl.ixed .mil lime loget 
to know other students, share .mil grow 
m our faith There is a t.ilk, discus 
sion groups ,ind some pr.iver II is like 
a mini retreat every Monday night 
from 8 9 15 p m in St Rita's Chapel 
.Sponsored by Campus Ministry 

Page 14 


September 27, 1996 



University Shop implements money-saving programs 


Are you sick of handing over hun- 
dreds of dollars every semester tor 
books that you will use for five 
months? The University Shop has 
heard your complaints, and textbook 
prices are now and will contiruie to he 

(^)ntrarv to popular belief, the 
Shop does not make an astronomical 
profit on textbooks. The gross profit 
is only 2.^^ percent on new textbooks 
and 33 percent on used. Ihis money 
is allocated for shippmg costs and 
employee salaries. It is the increase 
in the publishers' prices that causes 
the cost of textbooks to skyrocket. 

Because of the constant criticism 
of textbook pricing, two new programs 
have been mlroduced at the Univer- 
sity. "We want to make students aware 
that we see the problems out there and 
we're fmaily looking for avenues by 
which we could soften the blow," said 
Book Manager Hdward C'astrege. 

Ihe first. New Book Rewards, is a 
national program which reduces the 
prices of selected textbook titles and 
gives students special offers in a 
packet at no cost simply as a reward 
for buying a new textbook. 

Publishers have always set the 
price of textbooks, leaving bcxikstores 
with no room for negotiation. How- 

ever, with New liook Rewards, pub- 
lishers are finally passing off some 
savings to purchasers "It's rare that 
we have the opportunity, particularly 
with textbooks, to really do something 
positive for students," said Frank 
Henninger, director of the University 

1 here are currently three publish- 
ers participating in New Book Re- 
wards: Addison-Wesley Longman, 
John Wiley & Sons and International 
Thomson Publishing. "We are really 
hopeful that some of the other major 
publishers will come on line and with 
this and then broaden the titles that 
ciuild potentfally be involved with the 
program, " said C'astrege 

The second, the Value-Priced Pro- 
gram, is unique to Villancwa and gives 
students special savings on new cop- 
ies of titles that have cost Ihe Univer- 
sity Shop less to stock 

Castrege, who is responsible for 
ordering the books, was able to pur- 
chase many new textbooks from used 
book wholesalers. He called over 20 
wholesalers searching for the lowest 

Because of this, the price of the 
books was greatly reduced. "This is a 
way of us having an impact on what 
we get and what you can save," said 

The University Shop had the op- 
tion to either pass this savings on to 

Pi Sigma Alpha 
chapter honored with 
national award 


Staff Reporter 

\a\s\ semester, Villanova's Hpsiion 
Omega Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, 
the national political science honor 
society, received one of two Best 
Chapter Aw. irds given m each of three 
college enrollment categories. 
Villanova competed against chapters 
in schools with enrollments between 
6.0(M)and 15,(MM) .students 

The award honors a ch.ipter's en- 
ergy, creativity and commitment to- 
ward furthering the goal the honor 
society's goals. It includes a cash prize 
of $23(1 and a letter of congratulations 
which is published in both the Pi 
Sigma Alpha Newsletter and in the 
American I'olitical Science 
Associations quarterly journal /'.S' 
Political Science and Politics 

Pi Sigma Alpha was foundec' in 
192(1 at tiie Uni\ersity of lexas as a 
national honor organization designed 
to bring undergraduate and graduate 
students of science together 
based on their mutual interests in the 
study of government. The society's 
success and rapid expansion resulted 
in its admission into the Association 
of College Honor Societies in 1942. 
As a recognized collegiate honor so 
ciety. Pi Sigma .Alpha now has 440 
chapters and approximately 120,000 
members nationwide 

Membership into Pi Sigma Alpha 
signifies a high measure ni academic 
achievement while also pro\ iding stu 
dents with valuable opfiorlunity lor 
administrative experience The orga- 
nization is encouraged to be active 
Ihroiighoul the academic year, influ- 
encing the political science depart- 
ment and promoting extracurricular 
activities related to piiblu affairs 

Ihe society fulfills ,iii import.uit 
need among students [ultrestrd in 
commiinicaliiig and adv .mcing knowl 
edge concemmg political science Its 
continued growth secures Pi Sigm.i 
Alpha's pledge, promised in its con- 
stitution to stimulate productive 
scholarship ,111(1 intelligeiil inleiest in 
the subject of government " 

I^st year, with the help of chapter 
advisor Dr. Robert W luingran. Presi- 
dent Michael J Kngel and Vice Presi- 
dent Maureen Burke were able to or- 
ganize and participate in a number of 
worthwhile activities responsible for 
the chapter's national recognition 
Three chapter meetings were held with 
guest speakers including a political 
lobbyist and an FBI agent. 

Chapter membership was extended 
to qualified students whose initiation 
was celebrated by inviting the assis 
tant special agent-in-charge of the 
Philadelphia DEA office to address 
the organization The chapter's activi- 
ties included a trip to Washington !).(' 
where the chapter toured the Justice 
Dep.irtment and the White House 

Ihev also sponsored the (ierald F 
Mallov award for the most outstand- 
ing senior political science student 
recognized by his her peers for supe- 
rior academic achievement, leader- 
ship, and personal character. 

The chapter hosteil their annual 
spring banquet which provideii .in op 
portunity for faculty and s'.udents to 
spend lime outside the classroom At 
this banquet, the chapter also recog 
nized Langran for his outstanding 
achievements as a political science 
teacher and friendship toward the stu 
dent body. 

Ihe chapter is proud of its hard 
work last vear and is optimistic about 
the future of the organization The new 
officers are already planning the 
chapter's fall .ictivilies which will in 
elude guest lectures from the fields ol 
politics, law .ind law enforcement, .i 
facultv/studeni picnic and field trips 
to Washington, D.C., New York and 

Ihey are currently accepting new 
members The requirements are .i VS 
{ i PA in four or more [lolitical science 
courses and .in overall fi P A of /^ 
Applications can be picked up .ind 
dropped (iff in the political science 
office in room 202 of the SAC A re- 
minder for old members, the ch.ipter s 
first meeting will be held on Oct H. ,it 
124.3 pm in the West Lounge o( 
Doughertv Hall 

the students or to keep the profit. For- 
tunately, the Shop chose the former. 

Value-Priced selections are marked 
by bright orange stickers which dis- 

play both the original price and the 
new reduced price. The average sav- 
ings per textbcx)k is about $6. How- 
ever, one book, Engineering Mechan- 

ics Statics and Dynamics, was reduced 
12 percent from $105.(HJ to $92.30. 

Savings is sometimes found in 
places you would least expect it. 


A student admires new discounted textbook prices. 

UNIT describes acceptable usage policy 


Computmi^ Site Coordinator, UNIT 

An acceptable usage policy helps 
to govern and control the day-to-day 
usage and operations of all comput- 
ing systems campus wide. Many poli- 
cies, such as Villanova's, are designed 
with three facets in mind. One aspect 
of the policy, such as no eating or 
drinking in the public computing sites 
or no unauthorized hardware modifi- 
cation of faculty computers, is 
straightforward, easily managed, and 
aimed at protecting the physical com- 
puting resources available to the 
Villanova community 

The second goal of the acceptable 
usage policy focuses on the ethical 
conduct of Villanova's large commu- 
nity of students, faculty, and staff 
Areas such as using another person s 
II) on any computer system, deliber 
ate attempts to bypass University se- 
curity systems (eg:hacking), unautho- 

rized copying or changing of informa- 
tion stored on the University's com- 
puter systems, sending inappropriate 
(offensive, threatening, fK>rnographic, 
etc.) e-mail, and copying or distjib- 
uting software licensed to Villamwa 
without authorization constitute much 
of this portion of the policy. 

The third and final goal of 
Villanova's acceptable u.sage policy is 
a bit harder to both prepare for and 
implement. Wording such as 'Use of 
information technology resources that 
interferes with work of other .students, 
faculty, or staff or the normal opera- 
tion of the university computing sys- 
tems' provides a framework to address 
many different issues such as game 
playing in the public computing sites 
and labs, deliberate altering of the 
configuration of public computing site 
machines for personal, and Ihe 
unauthorized sharing of computing 
resources (e.g.. setting up a personal 
server or multi-user operating system) 

with individuals within or outside the 

As with all UNIT policies and pro- 
cedures the acceptable usage policy 
was developed in an effort to ensure 
that reliable computing and commu- 
nication resources are available to the 
University community. Last year 
alone ovev, $3^,000 in hardwaxe was 
r^pMiired or replaced due to mishan- 
dling and food (eg: spilled cola in a 
keyboard). In addition, much time and 
effort was required to reset machines 
deliberately altered by individuals for 
personal usage such as games or un- 
authorized software. These costs can 
quickly add up and will deplete re- 
serves available for new equipment 
For instance, the monies above could 
have purchased new computers for the 
public computing sites. 

Information on UNIT's acceptable 
usage policy is available on-line at 

Lab safety seminar offered this weekend 

From the Office of Fuvironmental lleohh 
and Safetx 

Students are invited to participate 
in a free one-d.iy l.ib safety seminar 
Ihe seminar will be presented at the 
phvsics lecture hall in Mendel Hall on 
Oct 3 

\'ou'll learn more about lab safety 
in one day than you have in you entire 
prior experience You'll learn how to 
protect yourself from hazards you 
never knew existed. You'll see safety 
in .1 whole new context while learn- 
ing and reviewing the fundamentals of 
lab safety and how to have an effec 
tive lab safety program And, incred- 
ibly Its going to be fun! 

Ihe seminar will be presented by 
l)r l.imes A Kaufman, the nation's 
le.uling authority on safety in aca 
demic laboratories. Kaufman is prcsi 
dent of Ihe Uiboratory Safety Work 
sho[i, a non-profit organization dedi 
cated to making health and safety an 
integral, and important p.irl of science 

Since 19H(I. more than ,^0,(MMIsci 
ence educators and scientists have at 
tended Kaufman's seminars and short 
courses on lab safety Us the most 
entertaining and informative safety 
Ii.iinmg available t(Klay 

This seminal is part of a pilot study 
Ixiiig conilucted by the Laboratory 
Safety Workshop to deltrmine the el 

fectiveness and value of this same 
training on students The preliminary 
results from Duquesne University and 
Carnegie Mellon University are as- 
tounding. If you would like to attend, 
please call Amelia Hollingcr at the 
Villancwa Lnvironmental Health and 

Safety Office at 319-7S.^S to reserve 
your place and get directions by Sept 
.^0. Refreshments will be served 

If you have questKins about the 
seminar it.self, please call Kaufman al 
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Nena Bryans' ''Spiritual Connections'' illuminates art gallery 

Special to the Villanuvan 

For years Nena Bryans sought 
ways to reestablish the strong tic that 
once linked church and art. Her per- 
sonal quest led to the formation 10 
years ago of the Philadelphia-based 
A.ssociation Uniting Religion and Art 
(AURA). Next month AURA honors 
the Devon teacher/sculptor with a re- 
ception and exhibit at the Villanova 
University Art Gallery. 

"1 have always felt that Nena 
Bryans is the very essence of AURA, 
that she is its leading force and a 
model for all of us," said painter Jack 
Oerber, current AURA chair. He ex- 
plained the mission of the ecumeni- 
cal organization as the "continuing at- 
tempt at enlightenment concerning the 
ongoing prcKess between our creative 
people, our churches and the commu- 

Entitled "Spiritual 
Connections, "the multi-di.sciplinary 
show features works by AURA mem- 
bers. A reception to meet Bryans and 
the other participating AURA artists 
will take place Oct. 5, from 3 to 5 p.m., 
at the gallery in the Connelly Center 
on the Villanova campus. Refresh- 
ments will be .served and the public is 
invited free of charge. The exhibit con- 
tinues to Nov. 8. 

In her odyssey, Bryans has sought 
"to further the interface between the 
arts, the church and the culture." She 
explained her mission in her book. 
Full Circle: A Proposal to the Church 
for an Arts Ministry, published sub- 
sequent to her founding of AURA. 
"Art and religion have had various re- 
lationships throughout human history. 

They have nourished one another. At 
times they have been in conflict and 
often they have been jealous rivals." 
But even worse than the periodic 
conflicts, noted Bryans, has been the 
separation between church and the arts 
that followed the Protestant Reforma- 
tion and the advent of the Age of Rea- 
.son in the \Hlh century. The peril of 
this estrangement, >vhich continues in 
large measure to this day, notes 
Bryans, is the cutting off of art from 

"more profound depths of meaning." 
■Religion and art seek to do the 
same thing," she wrote. "Each begins 
with a vision and fx)th are pret)ccu- 
pied with representing the vision, giv- 
ing it form and shape so that others 
can see and evaluate their visions . . . 
our culture, devoted almost entirely to 
learning technical skills, has left us 
with a vacuum of the heart."' 

In addition to the visual arts, 
aura's community outreach in- 

cludes programs in the performing 
arts, literature and dance "We are a 
clearinghouse for collaborations link 
ing faith and art in its varied forms," 
said AURA chairman Jack (jerber, a 
painter whose special religious inter- 
est is the Bible's (3ld Testament 

Bryans' works are in the fx.-rmaneTit 
collections of the Franciscan Monas- 
tery in Washington, DC, the Bryn 
Mawr Presbyterian Church, Redeemer 
Eutheran Church in Albuquerque, 


Nena Bryans with her sculpture of "Make Way for the Image of God!" 

N M , and Villanova University, as 
well as a number ofother religious and 
educational institutions. 

In 1 W4, her sculpture "Make Way 
tor the Image of CJod! " won the Cal- 
vary Baptist Church ArtFest Award at 
the Catharine buillard Wolfe Art Club 
111 New York 

Her work "A Eong Wait " captured 
the IMM.^ Purchase award at 
Elizabethtown College, while her 
■Rest in the Peace of His Hands - Af- 
ter Kathe Kollwit/" won first place in 
sculpture at the 1'^>M3 Senior Arts Fes- 
tival in Harrisburg. 

A native of Tuscaloosa, Ala., 
Bryans earned a master of religious 
Education degree at the Presbyterian 
School of Christian Education in Rich- 
mond, Va., where she also teaches, and 
a bachelor's degree from Agnes Scott 
College in Decatur, Ga. She has un- 
dertaken extensive study of sculpture 
at the Pennsylvania Academy of the 
Fine Arts and the University of the 
Arts. Bryans has also served as direc- 
tor of adult ministry at the Gladwyne 
Presbyterian Church and as director 
of Christian education at Presbyterian 
churches in Alabama and New 

In addition to her teaching and 
other church/art advocacy efforts, 
Bryans tries to make it to her 
Manayunk stqdio at least two days a 
week. "I struggle with my time all the 
time," she said of her often overfull 

The Villanova University Art Gal- 
lery welcomes visits by community 
organizations and school groups. Ar- 
rangements may by made by telephon- 
ing (6 10) 519-4612 

New students fear the big " 15 " 


Stuff Refhirier 

The "Freshman \y is a phrase that 
exists in every college student's vo- 
cabulary and provokes terror in the 
minds of many health-conscious folks. 
Is this a fact or a myth? Recent trends 
seem to indicate that the college ex- 
perience has a "weighty " effect on the 
freshmen and the general college 

Another issue relative to freshmen 
IS their likes and dislikes of Villanova 
cafeteria food. One thing is for .sure, 
there's no place like home. Over the 
vears, the Villanova Dining Services 
has made many improvements to up- 
grade the availability and variety of 

"The food on south campus al the 
new Donahue Court is of good qual- 
ity, " said freshman John Cirilli "But. 
I think that it would be better if the 
menu had a little more variety " 

Variety is one thing that still 

plagues the dining services. I remem- 
ber as a freshman, and even year 
as a sophomore, that my friends and I 
would predict the exact days when we 
would have what used to be a rare tur- 
kev dinner. Turkey was just one of 
many food choices that was much too 
repetitive on the menu 

"I think the fo<-)d is great here," said 
a fellow freshman. Pat Ouigley. "I 
en)oy going to my meals everyday." 

The food receives some mixed re- 
views on campus, and we may never 
see a consensus of all those in favor 
of campus food However, with the 
new edition of the Donahue Food 
Court on south campus, so many more 
options are now available Villanova 
now has 1 2 dining kKations, three din- 
ing halls and nine ala carte operations 

Dining services offers non fat and 
low fat items, as well as vegetarian 
Items Stmie of the new eateries down 
south are The Good Earth, Padre 
Pizza, Heavenly Wings and Other 
I'hings, Tomassito's Italian Cafe, The 

Fryery, Auggie's Deli, and the Tradi- 
tions menu of the dining hall. So, it is 
easy to say that one has many options 
to chose from when it comes to eat- 

As for the freshman 1.5, it is real. 
With a small survey, most students 
said that they gained anywhere from 
10 to 30 pounds. A poor diet, high in 
fat. along with late night eating binges, 
contributes to the freshman 15. One 
factor that may be overlooked that 
plays a large factor in freshman weight 
gain is alcohol consumption. I'he more 
you drink, the more the calories accu- 
mulate, and the result is weight gain. 

Some popular food favorites which 
are selling fast in the convenience 
store are Entenmann's, chips, and 
E:.asy Cheese cheese spread. .So, as you 
can see, these aren't the healthiest of 
food choices. With a better look of 
what you are eating and drinking, it is 
possible for a freshman to not be just 
another statistic supporting the preva- 
lence of the "Freshman 15." 

Public safety merges with Radnor 
PoHce to combat alcohol abuse 

Greek Briefs 

Delta Gamma wants to wish sisters Einda DiFlorio and Debbie 
Buckley the best of luck as Ihey study in Italy this semester Meghan 
Joyce, Aldona Vaitckunas, Christine Vrtaric. Nicole Bognanno. Demse 
Neff and Emily Grimes will be working with a hammer and nails this 
fall with Habitat for Humanity to help families in need. Eileen Hayward, 
congratulations on the Camping and Canoeing Retreat Keep up all the 
terrific work vou do on campus Delta Gamma extends a huge WI:E- 
COMEto tourof our new sisters Ixilani Fabia. Elisabet Stahlgren. Caitlin 
Sullivan and Bethany Wilczynski were initiated on Sept '> to the Zeta 
Alpha Chapter 

So this IS what it feels like to be the best chapter in Ihe WORLD' 
Hope everyone enjoyed the Parents' Weekend Tailgate Congratulations 
to everyone who is going on fall break Habitat trips, especiallv the sec- 
ond annual Alpha Phi Sig I:p trip. 

Attention all Chi O's! Our fall cocktail is this Saturday so get a dale 
and get psyched It's going to be una fiesta grande! And don't forget Chi 
Olympics is just around the corner so get ready olympi.ids 

A!pha Chi would like to sav Congratulations to Meretlilh Schaum lor 
scoring a lf>5 out of ISO on her LSAT exams. Welcome back to all the 
Alpha Chi's who were abroad last semester We hope vou had a great 
time and the new sisters are excited to get to know you 

Kappa would like to thank Kim M,in/o tor organizing and IKO tor 
hosting a great Parents" Weekeiul 'bash' Hope we have as much fun at 
the Kappa Klassic on Friday' 

Way to go ADPi for your intramural flag football victory last week- 
end Marissa Taffaro scored three times, while Ann Mullane also con 
tributed to Ihe team's 2X points. Our defensive powerhouses were Cathy 
Bringhurst and Stephanie Rosales Get ready for our next game this Sun- 
day' Attention ADPi's, we're going on a trip Ihe agenda is set for our 
fall retreat, so pack voiir bags and bring vour high spirits for a ereat 

Villanova I'uhlic Safely 

Seventy-nine percent of alcohol re 
latcd accidents (Kcur iluring the week 
end! Ihe months of October through 
December arc the months with the 
highest number of incidents regarding 
alcohol-rolated cr.ishes! The eco- 
nomic loss due to alcohol related 
crashes is over a billion dollars a vear! 

Ihe leading causes of death for 
young people are automobile crashes, 
half of which arc alcohol related! If 
you are arrested for drinking and driv 
ing in Pennsylvania you will lose your 
license for one year! Nearly two 
people die each day, from an alcohol 
related accident in Pennsylvania! 

The Delaware County Highway 

Safety Pro)ecl in cooperation with the 
Villancwa department of public safety, 
the drug .ind alcohol center, the office 
of leadership ilevelopment and ( ireek 
affairs and the Radnor Police Depart- 
ment are sponsoring 'C ampaign Safe 
and .Sober Villanova" al the Oreo on 
Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p m. 

The goal of the event is to increase 
awareness to all Villanova students 
al^nil the dangers of drinking and driv- 
ing together with providing informa- 
tion on State law and the economic 
implications involved. 

Students can participate in the 
Mock 3 Station DUI Field Sobriety 
Test administered by officers from the 
Radnor police department By taking 
part in the lest, students will experi- 

ence the process of a DUI investiga- 

Participants of the exam will be 
asked to sign a [tledge sheet not to 
drink and drive and will receive a va- 
rietv of "Campaign Safe .ind Sober" 
promotional items 

The department of public safety is 
giving a cash award to the fraternitv 
and sorority who designs the poster 
that most exemplifies this important 

The Delaware County Highway 
Safety Project hopes that the height 
cned awareness of DUI by Villanova 
will prevent the tragic results of drink 
ing and driving 

Please )oin us on this important 

Did you know . . . j 

That every cigarette butt takes 1 years ; 

to disintegrate ; 

This week VEG's concern is campus ; 

littering. • 


Don't throw butts on the ground. ..USE I 


Encourage your triends to do the same. ; 

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Art Museum sets stage for college weekend 


Assislani Lntertummcui Fditor 

This semester's lirst issue ol the 
Villanovan provided a plcth(ua of 
choices for " bored Novaiis" to occupy 
their time in Fhilly. One of these 
choices can be qualified by visiting 
The Philadelphia Museum of Art at 
Ben Iranklin Parkway and 2()th Street. 

The museum offers hours of won- 
der for the culturally clued in and 
clueless alike. For starters, there are 
special college programs inviting stu- 
dents to experience the Museum of Art 
and other Philadelphia cultural insti- 
tutions at a discount or for free. This 
Saturday, Sept.2H is the lOth annual 
College Day on the Parkway with free 
admission to the Museum of Art and 
other Philadelphia museums. 

Exhibitions range from early Eu- 
ropean and Asian pieces and collec- 
tions dating back over 1,(MM) years to 
20th Century American art and other 
contemporary displays. The museum 
boasts the collections of many famous 
families like the Annenburgs, the 
Peales and the Cadwaljiders and is of- 
ten supported by the Pew Charitable 
Trusts and the National Gallery of the 

From the minute one approaches 
the steps made famous by Rocky, one 
can sense the uniqueness of this Phila- 
delphia treasure. Although slightly 
marred by construction, the courtyard 
entrance is magnificent in and of it- 
self On the right high above the foun- 
tain, statues of myth-like figures guide 

your passage and the awesome gar- 
goyles and griffins on the r(K)f insure 
vour safety. The columns are almost 
intimidating, towering above adorned 
with intricate tiles of every color in 
the rainbow 

1 he foyer, immediately encoun- 
tered upon entering, offers plenty of 
brochures, pamphlets and other 
printed information in addition to an 
ample team of helpful employees. 

Now and through Nov. 24, the 
museum is exhibiting the work of 
American photographer Harry 
Callahan. A contemporary of Alfred 
Stieglitz and Ansel Adams, his work 
is both distinctly modern and indis- 
putably American. 

This particular group of 120 pho- 
tos from 1941- 1992 chronologically 
depicts the scope of his work utiliz- 
ing a variety of themes such as his 
wife, Eleanor, the urban scenes of 
Chicago and Detroit in the '50s and 
color work of Providence in the '80s. 

Following the Callahan exhibit will 
be "The Peale Family: Creation of an 
American Legacy, 1770-1870." The 
Peales were a highly influential fam- 
ily in Revolutionary Philadelphia who 
" in addition to creating thousands of 
works of art, were civic leaders, in- 
ventors, scientists and explorers who 
founded art and educational institu- 
tions, " as the exhibitioi) brochure 
states. This exhibition celebrates two 
generations of noted Philadelphians. 

Other exhibitions coming in the 
next few weeks range from an Orien- 
tal Carpet and Textile display to vid- 
eos from the Georges Pompidou Cen- 
tre surveying 25 years of works con- 

cerning gender identity and relations 
between the sexes 

Do not forget about Wednesday 
nights when the museum stays open 
until 8:45. F^very first Wednesday is 
Ja/zFM night, and Oct. 2 will feature 
a film, "Black Moon" and music by 
The Temple University Jazz Trio. 
Wednesday night gatherings are al- 
ways accompanied by films, music 
and lectures. The museum also offers 
public work.shops and courses through 
their Education Division, which can 
be reached at (215)684-7580. 

The museum also offers a wide 
range of special services, from audio 
self-guided tours and tours for the 
deaf, to tours conducted in foreign lan- 
guages ( French, Spanish, Chinese and 
Polish ). 

There is also a cafeteria and a res- 
taurant serving meals and snacks dur- 
ing most museum hours. In addition 
to food there is also The Museum 
Store with books and gifts, and an 
extensive library open to members for 

Memberships are available and are 
extremely advantageous. For more 
information call (215)284-7840. 

Admisfjon is free on Sundays from 
10 a.m.- lo.m. and the musuem stays 
open until 5. Every other day it is open 
from 10 a.m. -5 p.m. and admission is 
$4 with student ID. It is also ojjen until 
8:45 p.m. on Wenesdays through De- 
cember. The museum is closed on 
Mondays. Call (215)763-8100 for in- 

There is plenty of parking and the 
museum is easily accessible by 
SEPTA, call (215)580-7800. 

" Feeling Minnesota " offers 
black comedy for audiences 


Staff Rcportfi 

If one is in the mood for a light 
romantic comedy, then rent "1 ather ot 
The Bride" ioi the 15th time But to 
see a cutting-edge, almost black com- 
edy about love in the '9()s. then "Feel- 
ing Minnesota" is the perfect ITick Its 
young and gorgeous stars. Keanu 
Reeves and Cameron Diaz, make it 
ideal to pass the time on one ol those 
rainy days. 

The film's qiiirkv title is inspired 
by lyrics from a Soundgarileii song. 
and Courtney Love makes a cameo 
appearance as a waitress in a diner 
The dark, avant-garde soundtrack fea- 

tures songs like "You Can Have Her," 
"Minnesota Medley." "Family Affair' 
and Bob Dylans chilling "Ring of 

These are clues that first-time 
writer/director Steven Baigelman is 
trving to portray a fresh, yet grungy. 
vision of a modern love triangle with 
a twist The plot takes many exciting 
turns, which only add to the movie's 
spontaneity and intrigue 

Freddie (Diaz), a tough, street- 
smart blond, is afraid of commitment 
( onvinced that Freddie stole money 
troni him. villainous cririie boss Red 
(Delroy I.indo) forces her to marry 
Sam (Vincent D'Onofrio). a shady 
character who works at a local strip 


Src ("amrron Diaz and Kranu Reeves shine in "Feeling Minnesota." 

club. Red knows that rnaniage will not 
only take away Freddie's freedom, but 
will also ruin her plans of becoming a 
showgirl in I^is Vegas. 

The wedding scene is saturated 
with dark humor. It takes place in a 
backyard, and instead of church bells 
and music, the sound of pa.ssing cars 
and trucks fill the air. This unroman- 
tic setting perfectly mirrors Freddie "s 
angry feelings ab<iut the wedding. 

However, this mood soon changes 
as Freddie sees Sam's attractive 
brother. Jjaks (Reeves), during the 

Ihe electricity between this dy- 
namic pair is obvious, but there are 
deeper issues lurking beneath Ihe sur 
face. Freddie thinks of Jjaks as an es- 
cape from a life of unhappiness with 
Ihe creepy Sam. while Jjaks sees 
Freddie as a competition with Sam 
that maybe this lime he will be able 
to win. 

Vincent D'Onofrio plays the char- 
acter of Sam brilliantly. Sam is both a and tragic character. He is 
niisguiiled as he desperately tries to 
win Freddie's heart, and it is hysteri- 
cal to watch him fail miserably in his 
atlempl Howevei. this light humor 
turns darkly witty when Sam goes on 
a shooting spree and accidentally 
shoots himself 

Both Cameron Dia/ and Keanu 
Reeves give convincing performances 
and captivate the audience s hearts A 
free spirit and an ex-convict are un 
likely choices for the film's gocxl guys, 
but the audience truly wants them to 
gel together However, the only way 
to find out if this exciting duo lives 
happily ever after is to grab your 
friends, head to a IcKal theater and 
check out "Feeling Minnesota " 

Get some culture for free at Philadelphia museums this weekend with 
college i.d. 

College Fest presents 
cutting edge bands 

Special to the Villanovan 

It will be a v irtual "Collapalooza " 
at the third annual College Fest "Way 
More Weekend" which will bring 
10, ()()() students to the Armory on 
Drexel's campus on September 28- 

Built on a foundation of live mu- 
sic. College Fest has lined up a host 
of major modern rcx:k acts including 
new punkypop sensation, Goldfinger. 
The New York-based Fun Lovin' 
Criminals will be playing an eclectic 
mix of blues, jazz and hip-hop, while 
Rufniouse recording arti.sts. Trip 66 
and former H f) R.D.E Festival vets, 
Ihe Why Store will also be hitting 
the College Fest stage. 

Late Night with Conan O'Brien, 
college band search winners. The 
Dirges, will be jamming as will lo- 
cal Philly favorite l^we Seed Mama 
.lump WDRF; 1()V9 FM. which is 
sponsoring the event along with City 
Paper w\]] be on hand throughout the 
weekend and will be raffling off an 
acoustic guitar autographed bv Alice 
in Chains. 

lower Records and HM V will be 
sampling free CD's, Spin Magazine 
will be handing out free copies and 
area nightclubs will be offering free 
admissions There will be extreme 
sports demos, cutting edge video 
games and tons of free samples. 

"The Way More Weekend is great 
for students because it has everything 
from live music and free CD's to vol 
unteer and part-time job opportuni 
ties," explains College Fest lixecu 
live Protiucer, Betty Fulton "We ere 
atcd the event for college students to 
have a huge indoor block party where 
they can have fun, meet each other. 

discover what Philadelphia has to 
offer and check out all that's out 

Prizes will be offered through 
out the weekend as part of the "Awe- 
some College Fest Raffle. " includ- 
ing tons of free lift tickets to the 
Pocono Mountains, free train tick- 

Way More Weekend 

Saturday Sept. 28, 12-7 

p.m. and Sunday Sept. 

29, 12-7 p.m. Live 

music, including 

Goldflnger, the Dirges, 

Love Seed Mama 

Jump and more. Free 

CDs, tee-shirts, killer 

raffle prizes and high 

tech fun. 

els from AMI RAK, gift certificates 
and lots more. 

House Productions will have an 
on-site hair salon and will donate a 
portion of their proceeds to local 
AIDS charities 

The ( il\ Paper will be publish 
ing a complete guide to College Fest 
in the Sept 20 issue For further 
information about (\>llegc Fest call 
(617)SS9 S7f>7 

September 27, 1996 


Page 19 






CAT brings weekend fun 


Staff Reporter 

If one is .searching for a party this 
weekend, look no further. CAT has 
made all the anangements. The Cam- 
pus Activities Team has packed the 
weekend with tons of fun things to do 
All one has to do is show up 

The excitement begins Friday 
morning with the final day of the 
"CBS College Tour." Come out to 
Connelly Plaza, and test your competi- 
tive skills in game shows, become a 
favorite soap star or fill the shoes of a 
television broadcaster Here's a 
chance for five minutes of fame! 

The "CBS Tour" is only Ihe begin- 
ning of the fun. On Friday night, catch 
one of the summer's hottest flicks, 
"The R(x:k, " starring Sean C\>nnery 
and Nicholas Cage. If one mis.sed it 

this summer, do not pass up the op- 
portunity again! Shows start at 7 and 
10 p.m., the cost is $3. 

If the mood to dance strikes on a 
Friday night, then catch the early 
movie and then head to the Street 
Dance and Barbecue in the quad. 
Starting at 10 p.m., a DJ will play the 
latest dance music and a Scavenger 
Hunt will be held. Entries for the Scav- 
enger Hunt will be in teams of five, 
and sign up continues today in 214 
Dougherty. First prize will be $100 
divided between the five team mem- 
bers and a $25 gift certificate to Cam- 
pus Corner. The second place team 
will win $50 and third place winners 
will receive ECO Mugs filled with 
surprises. Do not miss the fun ! 

After recovering from Friday 
night, test your luck on Saturday night 
with CAT'S Casino Night in the Belle 
Air Nightclub. The betting begins at 
8 p.m. with games such as Black Jack, 

Craps, Roulette, Beat the Dealer, Red 
Dog, Caribbean Poker, Wheels and 
Chuck a Luck. Ihe cost is %^ for chips, 
for the chance to win great prizes! 

Casino Night not only features 
great games and prizes, but also other 
creative entertainment. Comedian Bill 
Fry will be in the Nightclub during 
Casino Night to perform his "Com- 
edy in the Air" act. Bill is a world 
champion juggler who has performed 
at over 4(K) colleges, universities, com- 
munity colleges and tech schools. He 
describes his act as "contemporary 
insanity, original fast-paced comedy 
juggling, lots of audience participation 
and F"UN!" If one does not win at the 
Roulette wheel. Bill is sure to cheer 
you up 

With so much going on this week- 
end, one can not help but have a good 
time. So do not go looking far and 
wide tor a party. It's in V.U.'s own 

Jawbox grows on listener 


Assistant Entertainment Editor 

Sometimes it's funny: listening to 
a song or a disc for the first time and 
nothing really clicks. You walk away 
without any cathartic uplift or any re- 
rejeuvenated angst. But this is O.K., 
sometimes it takes two or three times 
to really begin to appreciate new mu- 
sic. This is certainly the case with 
the latest self-titled release from 
Washington DC. based group, 

The first time through the vocal 
tracks seem too predominant in the 
mix, and some of the delivery seems 
out of place. Inevitably though, things 
begin to fall into place. 

Jawbox consists of: J Robbinson 
lead vocals and essentially rhythm 
guitar, W C Barbot on lead guitar and 
backing vocals, Kim Coletta on bass 
and backing vocals and Zachary 
Barocas on drums This line-up has 
been performing and recording to 
gether for seven years 

Originally, Jawbox recorded on 
Discord records, operated by Fugazi's 

Ian McKaye. Jawbox's self-tilled new 
release on Atlantic Records is their 
first major label endeavor. The influ- 
ence Fugazi and other Discord-ers 
have had is still self evident on this 

The first few tracks do not slam 
one in the face or anything, but they 
are not necessarily bad. The guitar 
and v(Kals are advertantly reminiscent 
of bands such as Ouicksand, and at 
the same time tendencies of Trent 
Reznor (NIN) or Paige Hamilton 
(Helmet ) can be detected. These 
songs will grow onthe listener. " His 
Only Trade " and " Empire of One " 
ultimately highlight these settling 

"Won't Come Off, " the sixth 
track probably would not get turned 
off the radio, but the possibility of it 
actually getting played is not all that 
likely. The drums on this track, while 
not terribly complex, are deviant 
enough to make one move. 

Screaming is almost expected in 
" Spoiler," but Jawbox exercises con- 
trol and utilizes Ihe space well with 
restraining More of an identity is be 

ginning to emerge with " Mule/Stall " 
and "Capillary Life" even though they 
are singing " is it too late to change 
my mind? " The final track, 
"Absenter," again reveals the D.C. 
breeding influence, but by now its 
acceptable, if not expected. 

There is a phat bonus-extra hid- 
den track, it i^ the only cover on the 
album and a peculiar choice at that. 
But, this rendition of Tori Amos' 
"Cornflake Girl" could be the best 
song on the record 

They probably put on a fierce live 
show, yet something is lost or just not 
captured in Jawbox's recording 
Nonetheless, if one is in their neck of 
the woods Jawbox is playing at the 
University of Maryland on Sept 2S. 
Mary Washington College in 
Fredricksburg, VA. on the 29, and at 
Trax in Charlottesville, on Oct. 4. 

Listeners are left basically clueless 
as far as interpreting the meaning of 
most of the lyrics, but noticing these 
subtlties can often take lime As 
Robbins says in " Nickel Nickel Mil- 
lionaire, "feed me enough poison. 
I'll learn to like il ." . 

Eating off the Mainline: Melrose 


Staff Reporter 

Melrose Diner lakes you on a trip 
back in time when you enter Ihis tra- 
ditional 1950's diner 

I should have known 1 was in for a 
real treat when I called the restaurant 
to find their exact location and the man 
on the other end of Ihe phone let out a 
rumbling, almost evil laugh when 1 
lold him i was coming from Villanova 
He rattled off a series of train connec 
lions and subway lines I'd have to take 
in order to get there and promptly hung 
up. So, with a list of barely legible 
directions in hand, I grabbed my rcxmi 
mate and headed for 1501 Snyder Ave 

After a scries of mi.ssed train stops, 
a subway riile that was interesting to 
say the least and public transportation 
lolls that cost more than what our meal 
would, we finally made il to our des 
lination, quite worn out, and thankful 
we were still in one piece Needless 
lo say, Melrose diner is not exactly in 
the best location of Phillv, and my 
roomie and I stuck out like sore 
Ihiimhs. but then again. I guess \o\\ 
could say the same about the Melrose 

With its crwrmous flickering neon 

sign and stylish red chrome exterior, 
the Melrose Diner looks more like an 
overgrown '57 Chevy than a restau- 
rant, and the interior does not get much 
better I was expecting something 
along the lines of the Peach Pit on 
"90210," but what I found was more 
like a truck stop on the highway to 
hell The clock on Ihe wall reads "es- 
tablished in 1935." <ind I began to 
wonder il anyone hail cleaned theie 
since After standing around f(u a few 
moments, Ihe nol-so-happy hostess 
told us "Find your own seats" So. 
with no jukebox or poodle skirt -clad 
waitress in sight, my roommate and 1 
saddled up lo the counter and took a 
look at the menu 

Within seconds of silting down, our 
waitress threw some silverware at us 
and took our orders While we were 
waiting. 1 took some time to scan the 
room and check out our fellow din 

In one corner was a man who was 
talking to himself, anil he contiiuied 
to do so throughout our stay In fact. 
I'll bet he is probably still sitting there 
right now' To mv left was a man who 
sent back three slices of pie because 
none of them the right amount of 
whipped cream on top And when the 

man on niv right picked ii|i his slcak 
with his fingers, I began to wonder 
what 1 had gotten myself into 

Just <is 1 was beginning lo plan my 
escape route, the waitress plopped our 
meals in front of us. lb mv surprise, 
my cheeseburger was actually very 
good, with a toasted bun and crispy 
lettuce. The fries were a little on ttu 
soggy side, but at that point, I iluin'l 
really care My roonimate had a 
chicken salad sandwich, which she 
said was ijuite tasty In fad. we were 
quite impres,sed with the size and qua! 
ity of Ihe food, all things considered 
The prices are very reasonable, 
but not worth going all Ihe w.iy to 1 Sth 
and Snyder lor When il came linie 
for dessert, all we had on our iniiuls 
was getting home before ilark Un 
fortunately, we had lo skip out, .il 
though the pies seemeil apixMizing and 
there was a long line of people wait 
ing to lake one home tor <ifter their 
Sunday dinners 

So we exiled Ihe Melrose Diner 
and headed back lo Villanova Allci 
mother lengthy combination ol sub 
way and rain rides, we were back on 
campus. lo tell you Ihe truth, lalvey 
Library never looked so good. 


Electric Factory 

Oct 12 
rickets :$1 6.50 

Oct. 13, 


Tickets: $17.50 

Note : Show is 21 -(- 

Oct. 13, ( after the Brewfest ) 

9:30 p.m. 

1 rickets : $14.50 

Oct 18. 
S:30 p.m. 
rickets: $16 

Oct. 19. 
Tickets: $18.50 

Oct. 26, 

8:30 p.m. 

Tickets: $18 50 On Sale 9/27 

Oct. 30, 


Tickets : $16.75 On Sale 9/27 

Ij)S Ix)bos 

Martin, Mcdeski & Wood 
Nil Lara 

Philadelphia C rattbrew Octoberfest ' 96 

They Might Be Giants 

Butthole Surfers 
Cibo Matto 

Richard Thompson 

Suzanne Vega 
Jason Faulkner 

Marilyn Mason 

Theatre of the Living Arts 

Oct. 3, 


Tickets : Reserved $16.50 

Oct 4. 
8 p.m. 
Tickets : $7.50 

Oct 5, 


Tickets : Reserved $12.50 

Oct 10, 
Tickets : $9.50 

Oct 11. 

8 p.m. 

Tickets : $12.50 

Oct 18, 


Tickets: $12.50 

Oct 19. 


Tickets: $15.50 

Oct 22-26, 
8 p m. 

Joshua Redman 

Tracy Boh nam 
Red Five 

An eveninc with: Ferron 

The Badlees 

Moxy Fruvous 
Johnny Vegas 


Brian Setzer Orchestra 

An L\eiung vvith 
Ray Davies-20th Century 

Tickets : $ 26.75 ( $28.75 for 10/25 and 10/26 ) 

Show IS 21 + 

Corestates Center 

Oct. 8,9, & 1 1 

8 p.m. 

Tickets :Note 10/8 & 9 are Sold Out 


The Bogmen open 10/8 only 

Blockbuster Sonv Music Entertainment (enter 

Oct. 5 &6, 
12 p.m 

1 ukets $25 

Sept. 29. 

7 p.m 
Tickets : $25 

David Copperfield 

Ilershevpark Stadium 

l),i\e Matlhevvs h,iii< 
.Soul ( (MitzhmL' 

Ilershevpark Arena 

Oct. 8, 'Three Masters ot the lee lealuiiiig 

7 p m. Scott Hamilton, Brian Boitano and Paul Wylu 

Tickets : $ 28.50-50 

Brjce Jordan Center 

Oil 7. 

7 ^0 p m. 

1 u kets : $22.50 

(Kl 17. 
7:3(1 p in 
Tickets $22 50 

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September 27, 1996 






Sebadoh's latest Harmacy mixes it up 


Hiirniiii \ makes Sebadoh fans happv. 

Midler, Keaton and 
Hawn shine through 
in " First Wives CJub " 


A.ysisiiJiii Lniciiammcnt tJiior 

For weeks, comniereials pro- 
moliiig the opening ol " I he lirst 
Wives Cliiti" have stormed lelevi- 
Mon screens across the coiintrv 

These cleverlv constructed ads 
[nMli,i\ tl\e happv trio ot Helte 
Midler, Keaton ami (iokhe 
I lawn ualivanting down the streets 
(it New \ork ('it\ as t list wives hell- 
beiit iMi a mission ot ( purposes: 
unaihiheraled revenue and hhssfiil 
sell I nipowermenl 

I he mo\ le hehind ihe commei 
cials otters aiuliences an entertain 
ing blend ol line actum ami phvsi 
cal comedy. The I irst Wi\es( luh. 
directed by Hueli Wilson ami hase<l 
on the novel In Olivi.i (ioldsmiih. 
centers aioiind three hesi Iriemis 
who are suddenly thrown into each 
other's lives after a long period of 
separation. After the smcide ot 
Cynthia (Stockard ( liannmg), the 
1^6') ("lass ol 
Middlehiirv ( dllege. Annie 
( Kiaton). Hiemla (Midler) and Idise 
( li,iwn) meet .itler iheir triends fu- 
neral tor lunch lor the first time in 
almost 25 years 

In this earlv scene, cliaracter per- 
sonalilies ,ire immedialelv delmed 
bv the Ivpe ot drink each woman 
I'rders: Aniiu recjiiesis a Virgin 
Marv, Rremla wants a l<loo<lv Mar\ 
anil IJise tiem.mds a vodka on the 

As ilu friends converse, thev 
come 111 the le.ili/ation that all ot 
ilu II marriages are llueatem-d In 
younger women and husliands 
caiiL'hl m midlife crises. lor ex 
imple. Ilise is a conceited, washed 
up movie ai tress whose producer 
hushami has pisl hired a beaiiliful 
attress (lli/abeth Merkley) to plav 
the iiig( line in his new film Hrenda, 
on the other hand, is an over 

weight, headstrong mother whose 
ex-husband has recently become 
fascinated by a social-climbing 
bimbo, played by .Sarah Jessica 
Parker. Finally, Annie is a timid 
homemaker whose life is controlled 
by an overbearing mother and an 
unethical therapist. 

United in their cause, the three 
women decide to take action. To be- 
gin, they devise indiv idiial plans ol 
attack to retali.ite .ig.iiiist their ex 
husbands Inevitably, all ot these 
pi, ins become intertw ined m a com- 
edv ot errors that permeates the en- 
ure mov le 

Midler. Keaton and H.iwn shine 
ill their respective roles Midler s 
well-timed cracks and Hawn's 
portrayal ot a llamliovant, ijuasi-.ii- 
toholic perfectly compliment 
Keatiui s neurotic aloofness The 
audience appreciates this fresh m 
sight into the characters even mort 
as the women experience true mo 
ments of stlfawariness. 

I he finest achievement of "The 
First Wives ( lub" is its presentation 
of an all star cast In .iddition to 
Midler, Keaton .iml llawn. viewers 
enjoy cameo appearances of various 
other celebrities, including Heather 
Focklear. Rob Reiner and Ivana 
Irump Also c(Hitribiiting to the 
movie s comedic success is the bus- 
tling t itv ol New York, which pro- 
V ides the b.u kdrop for manv hilari- 
ous sn'iies 

I hough \iewers ni,i\ assume 
(.oinmercials for ' Ihe I irsl Wives 
( lub ' give awav Ihe mov le s entire 
storyline, thev are fortunately mis- 
taken Ihe ensemble cast has iini 
versal appeal, and there are enough 
laughs to keep theatergoers in 
stitches throughout the entire movie 
Therefore, even if one is not a first 
wife, this film is definiteiv recom 
mended as one of falls first block 


Skiff Reporter 

Ihe third track on Sebadoh's new 
album Harmacy, ends with the lines 
■'I dont even care to name it / Ex- 
plain it for the one who wouldn't care 
/ All that matters is the way you 
choose to frame it." Harmacy is the 
latest offering from Sebadoh, the band 
formed by former Dinosaur Jr. bass- 
ist, Lou Barlow For those who are 
unfamiliar with Sebadoh and Lou 
Barlow, read on and bring oneseit up 
to speed. 

Lou Barlow has become some- 
thing of a cult hero in the past few 
years since a feud with Dinosaur Jr. "s 
Jay Mascis forced him to leave that 
band. Barlow has been extremely pro- 
lific, releasing numercnis albums in- 
dependently, as well as with his bands 
Sebadoh, Sentridoh, and Folk Implo- 
sion, (remember their radio hit "Natu 
ral One" from its intensive air play and 
.M'LV exposure last year'.') Lou's ex 
tensive body of work runs the gamut 
from lo-fi home recordings and inco- 
herent nonsense, to beautiful ballads 
and fully produced pop gems. 

The new album Harmacy contains 
less of the lo-fi high-|inks that gar- 

nered Sebadoh its underground cult 
following. I'his may upset some of the 
die-hard Sebadoh fans, (Listening to 
SO love songs that have no drums and 
no intelligable lyrics is a past time that 
will be missed by indie-rockers every- 
where) but the 19 tracks presented on 

Lou's extensive body of 
work runs through the 
gamut from lo-fi home 
recordings and inco- 
herent nonsense, to 
beautiful ballads and 
fully produced pop 

Hiirniacy are not to be overlooked 
ScMigs like "Beauty ol the Ride," 
■"Frmce-S" and the bitter-sweet "On 
Fire " are as good as anything Sebadoh 
has previously released. Lou's vocals 
on these songs have the ability to 
reach out and ensnare even first time 
listeners The track 'Willine to Wait" 

is another perfect example of this phe- 
nomenon. Recently, Sebadoh played 
a show at the FLA on South Street. 
Their rendition of "Willing to Wait" 
seemed to make time stop as it it filled 
the theatre with its beautiful melody. 
"Willing to Wait" gives that feeling 
every time, in the same way that the 
track simply entitled "Ocean" causes 
a sudden feeling of happiness. 

One more thing before running 
down to the record store do not buy 
the album and just pop it into the CD 
player. On the way back from the 
store, rip off that annoying plastic 
sticker and check out the detailed lin- 
ear notes on the ("D cover; just be care- 
ful while driving. 

The notes contain not |ust the lyr- 
ics to each sting, but who is re- 
sponsible for each sound. If one has 
seen Sebadoh in concert than he'she 
knows what I'm talking about Lou 
mixes It up with Ihe other members of 
Sebadoh (Jason Lowenstein, and Bob 
Fay). Bob and Jason switch between 
bass and drums, |ust as Lou and Ja.son 
switch between bass and guitar. This 
play adds a little variety to the album, 
and showcases the versatility of the 
band members. OK, now throw down 
the paper and run down to the record 

Cultural film series: "Lamerica" 


Stuff Reporter 

The emotions of hope and despair 
are beautifully portrayed by Italian 
director (lianni Amelio in this week's 
Cultural Film and lecture Series" pre 
sentation of "Lamerica." 

This internationally acclaimed film 
IS a microcosmic examination of im- 
migration from a humanistic perspec 
five, with an emphasis on a deeper 
universal message Set against the 
b.ickdrop of Alb.inia in !•>•) I, when the 
country' s communist regime col 
lapsed and with it any semblance of 
order, it is a story of epic proportions, 
pl.icmg a small m.m in a l.irge con 

Amelio delves into the human 
psyche by following a man's physical 
and spiritual jouriie\ across Albania, 
where inner revelations ami epiplia 
mes guide him through the surround 
ing external chaos "Lamerica"' suc- 
cessfully operates simultaneously as 
a historical document, .in indictment 
of iiiltiiral imperialism, and paradoxi 
cally, a testament to the power of in 
domitable optimism 

Amelio, who also directeii the 
Academy Award nominated "Open 
Doors"' and "Stolen Children," pre 
sents a storv of two Italian con men 
attempting to hoodwink the Italian and 

Albanian governments Fiore 
(Michele Placido), a slick business- 
man and (lino (F^nrico l.o Verso), his 
youthful and obnoxious protege, jour- 
ney to Albania to set up a dummy shoe- 
corporation, thus obtaining a financial 
grant from the Italian government, 
which they intend to keep for them 

F'iore and (iino cannot run the busi 
ness themselves because of .i 
"legilimi/ation"' clause which states 
the company must be operated by an 
Alb.inian. In a tandem, thev find Spiro 
(Carmelo di Ma//arelli), ,i mentalK 
incompetent. 7()-year-old political 
prisoner of wai Spiio becomes their 
"chairman"" puppet in this hoax, as he 
IS used solely tor signing official tlocu 
ments A seemingly flawless plan sud- 
denly turns to trouble for both Fiore 
■ind (iino when .Spiro hastily runs 
• iwav in search of It.ilv 

Thus, (imo s |ournev begins as he 
migrates with a group of Albanian 
refugees en route to Italy in des[X'r.ite 
search of Spiro During his search, 
f iino IS forced to look at the world be- 
yond his own self-entered ego He 
faces many tests throughout, which 
prove to be both life-altering and char 
acter-building events Ironically, 
(jino"s character begins to mirror that 
of the people whom he detests the 
most, the Albanian immigrants, in that 
he loses his material goods, his iden- 

lil\, and must strive diligently to get 
to Italy 

For Amelio. this film has a deeper 
personal meaning behind it. Only hall 
.1 century earlier, his grandfather made 
a similar trek to that of (iino and Spiro, 
and escaped from Albania "s commu- 
nist dictatorship by emigrating to Italv 
Amelio's subversive voice speaks 
throughout the film. In many ways, 
"I^imerica " can be viewed as an hom- 
age to the dedication of the director "s 
grandfather and his persistence in 
striving for freedom and a better life 

This film speaks to all people ami 
.ill gener.itions .ind the kind ol 
ilepth, heart, humor 
m.ike It .1 must see 

"L.imeric.i"' will h.ive four screen- 
ings in the University's ("onnellv (en 
ter Cinem.r Saturday, Sept 2S .il 7 
p m . Simd.iv, Sept 2'^ at both ^ ^(i 
ami 7p ni , Monday, Sept. ."^ 7 p m 

Monday s showing will be intro 
iliued In L'uest spe.iker Nicholas 
I'.itruno, who will the discussion 
■'It.ily and Albania So Near and Yet 
So, " following the screening. Ad 
mission is %^ for students with I D 
,ind $4 for the public 

Do not miss this opportunilv lo 
broaden your hori/ons ,ind exp.ind 
your mind 

F-or more inlorm.ition, c.ill x''47S(i 
on weekilavs between ^^ am .ind .S 

( "ultural film series continues to brin){ quality artistic films to Villanova. 

September 27, 1996 


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Fall Break Airport Shutde 

October 11 - October 12 
October 20 

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staff and faculty on October 11 and October 12. There will also be scheduled shuttles nmning on Sunday, October 
20 for those returning from M break. The shutde will pick up riders at the East Main Lot (across from Jake 
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House of 96 


Kalherine Crushers 

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Ihe Maurauders 






Silver Bullets 

Fab Frosh 


Dog Pile 
The Program 
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Green Hornets 



Pi Kapps 

Wild Frosh 

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The Villanovan's Top Ten 

Name Record LW 

1 . Thundering Herd ()-() 1 

/.usY season v umlcfcaiid i humps plavcd on Thursday after the newspaper deadline The Herd hopes to build on 
Its perfeet record from last year 

2. Rage ' 1-0 2 

Ra}ie whuped-up on Wild Frosh. 47-0. The Rage plays ft Kapps (formerly No. 6) next week in a i^ume that .should 
he slightly more competitive. 

3. Abbie 1-0 3 

The new team played up to its preseason billing, muurauding The Maurauders 44 -t>. The only score for the losers 
came tm a 60-vard interception return. 

4. Dog Pile 1-0 4 

Miner\a 's Raiders were the file 's first victim Mext week, they take on No. 5 The frogram in the first of two 
straight tough games 

5. The Program 1-0 5 

The baseball players, behind the strong arm of Trevor Pepkowski. heat a good NR()T( team, 37-22. The Navy 
hoys were previously ranked ninth. 

6. MacDaddyz 1-0 7 

The MacDaddyz outdistanced the not-so-bab Frosh. 54-24. as all six starters .scored on seven passing touchdown.s 
and an interception return. 

7. Pikes 1-0 8 

The Pikes beat Lambda Chi Alpha 2. 26-6. Thev take on the other lambd Chi Alpha team, which beat up on Beta 
Theta Pi, 37-0. 

8. 1.L.C.S. 1-0 

IT. C.S. nipped No. 6 Pi Kapps, 26-25. The lacrosse squad won the heated contest and should have an easier time 
next week as they take on 100 Proof 60-6 losers. 

9. APD 1-0 

APD sneak into the Top Ten after defeating previously No. 10 Silver Bullets. IH- 13. AfD takes on No. 6 MacDaddyz 
next week. 

10. Green Hornets 1-0 

The Green Hornets were desperate to be noticed, running up the score on 100 Proof 60-6 Look for another 
offensive outburst as they take on Wild Frosh, who lost 47-0. 

Dropped Out: 

No. 6 Pi Kapps lost to I.L.C.S., 26-25. 

No. 9 NROTC "A" lost to No. 5 The Program, 37-22. 

No. 10 Silver Bullets lost to APD, 18- L3. 

Games of the Week (look for write-ups in next weeks edition). 

No. 4 Dog Pile versus No. 5 The Program 
No. 6 MacDaddyz versus No. 9 APD 

Intramural Track Results 


100 Meter 
200 Meter 
400 Meter 
3200 Meter 
Shot Put 
Long Jump 
High Jump 


Kevin Gallen (11.50) 
Kevin Gallen (24.85) 
David Stys (58.72) 
Scott Peterson (10:35) 
Ryan Kavanaugh (39.6') 
Kevin Gallen (19.0') 
Chris Marou (6.0') 


DebrahPfisterer (14.34) 
DebrahPfisterer (31.34) 
Mary Semanchik (1:19) 
Carolyn Hehir (14:08) 
Michelle Humowiecki (28.5) 
Christina Chillemi (14.6) 
Christina Chillemi (5.0) 

Volleyball entries accepted 
Sept. 30 to Oct. 7 (by 5 p.m.) 

Cats spear No. 17 St Francis 

By mk(;an king 

Staff Reporter 

Vilhiridva's 2()tli ranked w.itcr 
polo ttani won three of four games 
last week and clinched second place 
in the Wildcat rournament brnig 
ing its recortl to U-2 in the Cats 
home opener Friday, the team ex- 
cited the crowd with a \(i "^ \ ictorv 
over ('ali)ornia toe I'onion.i I'll/ei 
Sophomore Aiithonv S.intoro 
scored four ao.ils and Pat Kain, 
Brian lomsheck. I'aiil < ir.iiinenian 
and co-captain lanue R.iiulail each 
contributed two ijoals .ipiece m Ihe 
win. Ihe men then pl.ived lona in 
the first game of the Wildcat lour 
nament Ihe 2()-H triumph saw 
Randall record four goals, while 
John Richards. Kain and John Rilev 

notched three goals each. 

Novas next match proved to be a 
tough one against No. IS St Francis, 
a team it defeated in overtime in the 
first game of the season The team 
claimed victorv again in the 11-10 
thriller. Randall tallieil lour goals as 
goalie Mrian Brown recorded twelve 
saves and held St. Francis scoreless 
for Ihe first quarter In the final game 
i)f Ihe loiirnanieni, Ihe iiuii look on 
another Imigh opponent m No 1 ^ 
()ueens Ihe leams \^( le lied at Ihe 
end of the tirsl (jiiarter and traded goals 
going into the third. wIrh lliere was 
an offensive explosion In both teams 
(.)ueens came out ol llu- ihioi with a 
one advantage and managed to 
hold Nova off in the final perioii lor 
the 1112 tournament ilinchmg vie 

A.s.sistant Coach Vicki (iorman 
already sees improvement over last 

"The team is playing at a 
higher level than they were at this 
time of the year, last year," said 
(rorman "We haven't even re- 
viewed the things that we want 
Ihem lo be able to do to score goals, 
and vet thev are still .ible to score 
goals and win games " " Ihevre 
not at lluii (ieak \el. bul thev re 
plavmg \ei\ well We anticipate 
that lluie IS going lo be r\ en more 
improvement in their pla\ m tlu- 
upcoming games '" 

lomorrow. the team will be on 
the load lo challenge Slippery 
Rock and Hiicknell "Nova hopes 
to stack the win column as it will 
be out ol action until Oct 12 

Should Yankees ace Pettitte be choice for Cy? 

Fire: Pettitte deserves recognition 


Staff Htfx'ner 

Sophomore jinx ' I doni ihink so 
Not the way Yankee lefl-handei AiuK 
Pettitte has pitched in his second veai 
in the big leagues. After winning 12 
games in his rookie year, Pettitte, at 
the age of 24, has de\ eloped into one 
of the best pitchers in the majoi 
leagues and the best in the American 
League this year 

As April approached this past year 
I asked Ice how many wins he thought 
Pettitte could win' He answered 10. 
if he's lucky. Being a realistic Yan- 
kee fan, I told Ice that he doesn't know 
what he's talking about and that 
Pettitte was more than capable of win- 
ning 15 games. We were both wrong. 
Mr Pettitte has won 21 games, the 
most in the American League and sec- 
ond only to John Smoltz (23 wins), 
the Major League leader. 

After Yankee ace David Cone was 
discovered to have an aneurysm in his 
right shoulder, many Yankee-haters 
like Ice thought they were dead. Then 
Pettitte emerged as the staff's ace. 
Despite pitching for two months with 
a twinge in his throwing elbow, 
Pettitte has been a model of consis- 
tency for New York. With the rest of 
the staff going through its peaks and 
valleys, he has almost always been at 
a peak, always giving the "Yankees a 
chance to win. In his 33 starts, Pettitte 
has pitched six or more innings in 26 
of those starts, including 19 quality 

Ice will kll you that liis I RA is 
loo high ( V'XI) to l)e named the C\ 
Young award winnei. Ice is riglit 
about these stats. However, Ice tails 
lo take into consideration more 
runs are being scored this year then 
ever before, and that almost every 
pitcher "s HRA is higher. 

What Ice will not tell you is that 
it Pettitte's two worst starts (one in 
ning, eight earned runs against the On 
oles and 2.2 innings, 10 earned runs 
against Texas) are taken out then his 
HRA would be a remarkable .v22 
Hven still, his ERA is still one of the 
best 10 in the American League. Just 
as impressive has been Pettitte's abil- 
ity to utili/e Death Valley at the Sta- 
dium, where he is 11-4 at home w ith 
an HRA of 3.21 

Following his two worst outings. 
Pettitte has shown resiliency that most 
pitchers don't have. After the Orioles 
debacle, he came out and pitched three 
scoreless innings of relief lo get the 
win in a LS-inning marathon. After 
the Texas ma.ssacre, Pettitte bounced 
back to pitch seven innings of four- 
hit ball, allowing only one run while 
striking out 11. Furthermore, Pettitte 
is 1 3-3 after Yankee defeats, a record 
of which only Cy Young caliber pitch- 
ers are capable. 

Six weeks ago there were plenty 
of critics saying that Andy Pettitte 
doesn't deserve to win the Cy Young 
Pettitte quieted those critics rather 
quickly as he has averaged 7. 1 innings 
while compiling a 5-1 record and a 
2.86 ERA as well as having an amaz- 
ing 41 strikeout-to-walk ratio in his 

Field Hockey loses 
to Big East rivals 


Staff Reporter 

Last week was very frustrating for 
the field hockey team as it dropped 
two out of three games, including its 
first Big East contests of the season. 

"Overall, it was a disappointing 
weekend," said Head Coach Joanie 
Milhous. "We did not play smart and 
we lost our winning attitude." 

The Cats started the week off 
strong with an impressive 4-3 over- 
time win against Lafayette. 

"Since becoming the head coach, 
this was the most exciting game that I 
have seen here at Villanova," Milhous 

Sophomore Lucy Durbin led the 
way with two goals and an assist. 
Senior Jill Basile also had a strong 
game recording a goal and an assist. 

"We saw a lot of talent in Lucy last 
year," said Coach Milhous. "She has 
excellent stick work and a great work 

Freshman Mary Krauss gave the 
team a 1-0 lead with a little more than 
27 minutes remaining in the first half. 
Following a goal by I-afayctte. Lucy 
Durbin scored and gave Nova the lead 
once again halfway through the sec- 
ond period, 2-1 

Durbin recorded her second goal 
of Ihe game with nine minutes to plav 
giving the team a 3-2 advantage 
I ,.if avette sent the game into overtime 
capitalizing on a penalty stroke with 
four minutes left 

In the extra frame, lill Basile 
scored the game winner w ith 10 ^0 re 
maining in the first overtime 

(loalie Sarah Wiggin pl.iyed 
strong, making five saves to help the 
team secure the win 

"This game showed how far we 
have come since last year, " said 
Milhous "If this were last year, wc 
would have sat back and played de- 
fensively Instead we hung in there. 

kept attacking and gave 100 percent." 

After improving their record to 4- 
2, the team took two giant steps back- 
wards. The Wildcats ran into a supe- 
rior Boston College team that defeated 
the Cats by the score of 3-1 . 

They were outshot by the Eagles 
23-5. The only bright spot to come 
out of the game was the play of Lucy 
Durbin. The sophomore scored the 
Cats only goal, her eighth of the sea- 

"We lost the game because we 
played in fear of losing," Milhous said 
"Once you are afraid [of losing] you 
cannot win. 

" We only played at HO percent, and 
we did not give that extra effort needed 
to win. That is what happened last 

The team next took on another Big 
East opponent in Providence 
Milhous' team showed improvements 
from the prior game, but still lost 3- 1 

"Providence wanted it more than 
us," Coach Milhous said. "Again, we 
lost our winning attitude that we had 
in our previous three games" 

Milhous felt as though the team 
could have ccnne out of the weekend 
with three wins instead of )ust one 

"I felt that we could have beaten 
both of those teams |B(" and Provi 
dence|," said Milhous We have In 
start getting back that winning alli 

They will have to get ,illilu(l( 
back fast to beat the leadirsoj ihc Bir 
Fast ConnectKiil. Millions feels thai 
as long as the team plays smart, mn 
tideni and with a lot ol heart, il 
(Ideal the Huskies. 

On any given day any team can 
beat any other team." Milhous said ' 
We just need to be confident in our 
selves and plav Ihe way we know wi- 
are capable ol playing" 

Diis conference showdown with 
Connecticut will take place Sunday at 
noon at Villanova Stadium. 

l.isl iiiiK- starts ol till.- siasDii Pellille's 
performance late this season should 
not be a surprise Atlei all, he was 5- 
I with a 3.3S 1:RA in his last six starts 
last season when the Yankees were 
m.iking their pl.iyotf drive. Without a 
doubt these are the numbers of a staff 
ace and a (y Young winner 

Being a die-hard Yankee fan, I ap- 
preciate all Mariano Rivera h>is done 
lor Ihe Yankees. Without a doubt he 
IS the Yanks' MVP and quite possibly 
the MVP of the AI. His numbers are 
simply .twesome Without him, who 
knows where the Yanks would be? 
Bul there has to be a clear distinction 
made between an MVP and a Cy 
Young winner Simply, middle reliev- 
ers dont win the Cy 'Young. One day 
in the near future when Rivera is the 
closer for New Wnk he will win the 
Cy Young, just not this year. 

Like Rivera, without Pettitte the 
Yanks would not be heading to the 
World Series. When it comes to 
Pettitte, he simply knows how to win. 
and win and win What happens in 
the playoffs remains to be seen. But 
one thing is for sure; Andy Pettitte is 
assured of at least one more win this 
year- the Cy Young Winning this 
award will partially make-up for the 
Rookie-of-the-Year award that he de- 
served la,st .season 


Pettitte's 21-8 record and his ability to perform in the clutch might 
warrant a Cy Young, but don't forget to look at his ERA. 

Ice: Teammate Rivera is Cy Young 


Staff ( 'olumnist 

It seems like every year there is a 
debate about which pitcher is most 
deserved of the CY Young Award. In 
the National league, Atlanta's John 
Smoltz is having a truly exceptional 
year, ama.ssing 23 wins and an ERA 
under three. In the American League, 
there is no clear cut winner. Fire be- 
lieves Andy Petite is the logical 
choice, but 1 disagree for several rea- 

First, 1 did underestimate Andy 
Pettitte's ability and will admit he is a 
very good pitcher with a bright future. 
However, I do not believe he has been 
the most outstanding, dominating 
pitcher in the league this year, which 
is what the Cy Young Award symbol- 
izes. His record, 21-8. marks an ex- 
cellent season, but, despite Fire's be- 
lief, the award should not automati- 
cally go to the pitcher with the most 
victories. If you take a closer look at 
the numbers. Petite 's season isn't as 
out.standing as his won-loss record. 

Pettitte has the luxury of pitching 
for a team that gives him nearly six 
runs a game. With that type of sup- 
port, Cleveland's Charles Nagy or 
Toronto's Pat Hentgen would easily 
have as many wins as Pettitte A true 
Cy Young is consistent throughout an 
entire season, and Pettitte has not 
been Although he has turned it up a 
notch in September, Pettitte would 
have fx'en mistaken for a member of 
the Tigers' staff in July For Ihe month, 
his F;RA was over sl\ and he did not 
average six innings m any of his starts 
for Ihe month However, he still es 

caped the month with a 2-1 record, 
thanks to run support. 

Fire argues that the lefty's ERA of 
close to four is due lo the increase m 
runs ihal are being scored around the 
league this .sea.son. John Smoltz, how- 
ever, hasn't had a problem, nor has Pat 
Hentgen, Juan Cjuzman, Ken ll\\\ and 

Also, let's look at how Pettitte 
fared against a team with a powerful 
lineup, such as Texas In his three 
starts versus the Rangers, Pettitte 
ama.ssed an era of 7 56, yet he still 
earned victories in two of those starts 
Yes, runs are up in the league and, 
against Texas, Pettitte's performances 
showed why runs are up More hits 
given up (227) than innings pitched 
(219), 23 home runs served up, and 
not one month with an ERA under 
three are indications that Pettitte was 
the recipient of some very timely of- 
fensive outbursts by his Yankee team- 
mates. A very nice season, but not 
Cy Young material 

So, who is the most deserved can- 
didate in the American league? Well, 
coincidently he wears the same New 
York pinstripes as Andy Pettitte His 
name is Mariano Rivera 

Fire's argument is that no middle 
reliever should win a Cy Young award, 
but like many Yankee fans, he knows 
that Rivera was easily the most dorm 
nant pitcher not only in New York, but 
m the American Irague 

Rivera s numbers are good ,il first 
glance: 8-3, five saves, a 2 ()4 IRA 
However. look more closely and his 
season becomes simply unbelievable 
105.2 innings pitched, which is almost 
unheard of for ,i reliever. 1 ."^ 

strikeouts; a mere 71 hits surrendered: 
and 34 walks His 26 holds lead the 
AL, and opponents are batting I KM 
against him. He has surrendered all 
oV I'ine hon^c tun, and gave v\p a XoVaV 
of one run in the months of May and 
July combined 

Rivera wa.s asked to tiU many roics 
for the Yankees throughout the season 
-in short relief for setting up 
Wetteland, long relief to bail out an 
ineffective start by a memtx'r of the 
starting rotation, such as Pettitte, or 
as closer when Wetteland went down 
with an injury and he has filled all of 
them During the season, Rivera 
amassed 29 straight innings without 
allowing a run, then later in the year 
ran a string of 18 2 innings of score- 
less relief 35 of his appearances were 
for at two innings and eight con 
sisted of three innings One final 
that exhibits Rivera's dominance this 
year concerns batters that were the 
first to face him in a game Of the 54 
first batters that faced Rivera, only five 
reached base, which works out to a 
meager ()93 average These numbers 
aren't exactly normal for a reliever, 
but Mariano Rivera is by no means a 
normal reliever 

Yes, Andy Pettitte is having a g(M)d 
season and may someday earn a Cy 
Young award This year, however, the 
pitcher that has l>een Ihe most dcmii 
nant and is most deserving is Mariano 
Rivera Without Wetteland, Ihe Yan- 
kees survived Without David Cone, 
Ihe Yankees survived Without Rivera, 
Ihe \ankees would not be gelling 
ready (i>r Ihe prese.isoii Rivera is not 
a normal relie\er. bul a dnminant re- 
li( vcr 

The Villanovan's 

Athletes of the Week 


Jamie Randall 

Water Polo 

The team 'v senior co- 
captain netted ten ^oals 
in the past three f»ames, 
includinff four af»ainst 
top-ranked St. Francis. 


Liicv Durbin 

Held Hockey 

The sophomore re- 
corded two f*oals and an 

assist in the win over 
Lafayette and tallied the 

only goal against BC. 

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September 27, 1996 




f 1b> jonaih an klk k 

Ri ililci in ( hief 
September 30, 1W6 
^^^ marks the end of an era. 
X^ On Monday night, the 

E Philadelphia Fiagles will 
stomp out the embers of 
Rthe dying Dallas Cow- 
boys dynasty and will 
claim dominance in the 
NIC tast. 

Granted, this game will not 
have the drama of the Bounty 
Bowl of years gone past; alas. 
Buddy is gone. Also, the di- 
vision is not the perennial 
powerhouse it once was. In 
fact, the Eagles are only a very 
good team in a poor division. 
Despite all of the preced- 
ing, the Dallas/Philly match- 
up is guaranteed to be the 
highlight of the Monday 
Night Football season. It may 
even leave Frank Gifford 
speechless, and Dan might be 
limited to only half a dozen 
Cardinals references. 

Yes, it has turned out that 
spending all of your money on 
four players is no way to hold 
together a Super Bowl cham- 
pion. Its just too bad that the 
team stayed together as long 
as it did, or else Barry Switzer 
would ha\e been exposed for 
the lobotomized Bubba he re- 
ally is before he fell into the 
Super Bowl victory that gives 
him some legitimacy. 

"Dallas is still Dallas." said 
Coach Ray Rhodes. Well, not 
exactly coach. The old Dal- 
las clitlnt dominate by run- 
ning lor a measly '^)1.5 yards 
<i game, and the old Fmmitt 
averaged more than .^.3 vards 
per carry. And those numbers 
aren't going anywhere but 
down against the Birds. 

rhrt>ugh the air, things 
wont be any better for the 
Bo\s With both Michael 
Irvm and Kevin Williams out. 
Deion will get quite a work 
out. And 1 guarantee that 
Bobby Taylor is not going to 
miss this chance to prove he's 
ready for Prime Time. 

When the good guys have 
the ball, the situations set for 
another offensive explosion. 
A Monday night game against 
Dallas is the kind of thing 
Ricky Walters lives for. It ab- 
solutely kills Ricky when the 
guys on talk radio say (at least 
three do/en times a week) that 
he'll never be a Barry Sand- 
ers or an Fmmitt Smith. A 
head-to-head match-up with 
Smith, where all the momen- 
tum is in Ricky's favor, is the 
perfect venue for him to give 
his detractors the proverbial 
finger bv running all over Big 

,\ Biiiis v\ in i»\ei Dallas is 
tantamount to the end ol the 
Cowboys' chance at a playoff 
berth While it does not nec- 
cssariK eijuate into the start of 
an Lagles d\ n.isty. it most ccr 
tainly signals the death of Dal 
las', and, for Philadelphians. 
that's almost as good. 

Spurrier exudes coaching superiority 


S/iv// ( Dhtniiiisl 

Steve Spurrier is a domiii.tlDi IK 
is the sole governor of Florichi (iator 
toolball. The giih ami often tyranni- 
cal Spurrier has compiled a remark 
able record with every team he has 
dictated. As a player he won the 1M66 
Heisman Irophy while quarterbacking 
the (Jators. 

So why is this man one of the most 
hated figures in sports? Doesn't win- 
ning have a beneficial effect on sports 
fans? Maybe it is his condescending 
methods in dealing with the media or 
his knack for running up the score 
against woeful SEC opponents that 
makes him hated. Or maybe it is sim- 
ply because Steve Spurrier flaunts his 
ingenious capabilities that deal with 
much more than the game of football 

When the then-No. 4 Gators 
stepped into Neyland Stadium on the 
campus of the University of Tennes- 
see for their monumental clash with 
the then-No. 2 Volunteers this past Sat- 
urday, they figured to be in a dog fight 
for the inside track to the national 
championship. The game was billed 
as the "game of the decade" by Ten- 
nessee fans. A new college football 
attendance record was to be set with 
some 107. ()()() football enthusiasts 
wedged in to see this great game. 

Some game. Florida came out with 
everything clicking and before you 
could blink an eve the score was 35-0 

in the second quarter Sure the final 
score was 3.5-2'^ but the game was 
over before it started Spurrier s game 
plan was infallible. Ihis high risk, go 
for the jugular, approach that Spurrier 
incorporates into all his game plans 
was absolutely perfect. 

After the game I'm sure Coach 
Spurrier was snickering about all of 
this pre-game hype After all, it was 
just another showcase of his shrewd 
and haughty mind. 

Ihe intricacies of his are 
so complex that it boggles even the 
greatest football minds. It takes some- 
one who is intelligent and humble to 
run his scheme, and this is exactly 
what Florida quarterback and 
Heisman hopeful Danny Wuerffel is. 
Wuerffel, the 1995 GTF Academic 
Ail-American of the Year, has been 
learning this system since his fresh- 
man year when he signaled in the 
plays from the sideline. And now he 
has mastered it. He also is extremely 
exceptional in dealing with Spurrier's 
vocal and demanding personality. 
This is something that most quarter- 
backs who come to Florida have 
trouble doing. 

Terry Dean, the ex-Gator quarter- 
back who was heralded as a possible 
Heisman Irophy candidate in 1993, 
found himself on the bench after four 
games because he questioned 
Spurrier's play calling and talked back 
to him. A no-no in Spurrier's book. 

Spurrier demands the utmost dedi- 

cation from all his players. This past 
week he scheduled an extra two-hour 
practice after promising his plavers a 
three-day weekend without any prac- 
tice so they could go home to visit 
their folks. Not one player uttered a 
peep. I'hey didn't say a word when 
Spurrier ordered them to do extra wind 
sprints after they only beat Southwest- 
ern Louisiana by 34 points. However, 
some Florida players did speak up the 
week prior to the Tennessee game 
when they voiced their opinion on the 
Vols' heralded quarterback Peyton 
Manning. And these words were not 
exactly complementary to Manning or 
the Tennejisee football program. 

Spurrier apologized for their ac- 
tions but their actions were just a re- 
flection of their coach's brash person- 
ality. You can't blame Spurrier for his 
players trying to emulate their great 

After the Gators took a pounding 
last year at the hands of national cham- 
pion Nebraska in the Tostitos Fiesta 
Bowl, Spurrier, the consummate per- 

fectionist, went out to look lor a de- 
fensive ccH)rdinator to perfect his team 
on the other side of the ball 

He called on Kansas State defen- 
sive coordinator Bob Stoops, who had 
led the Wildcats to a Top 10 defensive 
ranking in the nation. Of course 
Stoops immediately accepted, who 
wouldn't want to play for a head coach 
who is so dedicated to demoralizing 
his opponents? 

So far this year under Stoops, 
Florida has had six defensive touch- 
downs compared to last year's one. 
Spurrier actually put his ego aside and 
admitted to needing some defensive 
help. Anything to perfect his creation. 

Coach Spurrier, or Coach Superior, 
whichever you prefer, will always win. 
His dogged preciseness, confidence, 
and conviction will ensure that he 

His style and approach may not be 
revered by many, but his results do not 
lie. He wins ball games. Just ask those 
overwhelmed orange and white clad 
Volunteer fans. 

Women's soccer 
loses to top ranked 
PSU, Wake Forest 


Stall Rtportcr 

The Villanova women's soccer (3-5, 1-1) went 1-2 last week 
beating Maine and losing to two tough 
teams in No. 19 Penn State and ACC" 
force Wake Forest. 

On Sept 18, the Cats traveled to 
Penn State and battled their third top 
2."^ opponent of the young season. The 
undefeated Nittanv Lions dismantled 
'Nova outshooting them 13-3 .ind 
posting a 4-0 victorv 

Ihis weekend. Villanova continued 
Its road trip with a tournament at 
Rutgers University. Friday's game 
saw Villanova get plenty of shots, but 
It also featured the tremendous 
goaltendingof the Wake Forest keeper 
The Wildcats got their lone goal in the 
second half when junior midfielder 
Mollv liushman scored on a direct 
kick Hie final score was 5- 1 

In the second game of the week 
end. the Wildcats battled the Univer- 

sity of Maine. Registering a stagger- 
ing 25 shots on goal and holding 
Maine's offense in check, the Cats 
posted a 2- 1 victory. The opening half 
featured first collegiate goals for fresh- 
men Lauren Sellers and Briar 

Sellers scored her goal five min- 
utes into the contest wlien she put the 
ball in the net during a wild .scramble 
in front of the Maine goal. MacAdams 
put the Cats ahead for good when she 
converted on a cross from Sellers with 
15 minytes remaining in the half. 

Villanova goaltender Jeanne 
Henne.ssy put in a strong effort only 
being beaten once on a Maine 

On Sunday, Nova will face their 
biggest test of the seascin as they con- 
tinue their grueling schedule with a 
game against No. 5 Connecticut. Con- 
necticut is coming off of a 12-0 rout 
of Georgetown The game will be at 
home at 1pm. On Tuesday, the Cats 
will face Rutgers. 

Composite Schedule for Home (vames 

Sun. Sept. 29 Field Hockey vs. U( onn 12:00 p.m. 

Women's Soccer vs. UConn 1 ;0() p.m. 

Tennis vs. Biicknell TBA 

Tues. Oct. 1 MensSoccer vs. St. John's 3:30 p.m. 

Wed. Oct 2 Field Hockey vs. Rutgers 7:30 p.m. 

rhiirs. Oct. 3 Tennis vs. Lafayette 3:00 p.m. 

New Wildcat offense 

((onlimird from fxi^c .^2) 

riicre were some difficulties w ht ii 
( l.iwson first installed the svslem diir 
mil ihc 1 ^ (l.ivs of spring practices, but 
ilu IS dhv loiislv now very com- 

"It Ii.ikI III the spnng." ac- 
knowledged Sitlonl "We had to start 
from scratch, but we've got it down 
pretty good now." 

Ihe Cats" battle-testeil oik iisivi 

niachine is definitely mlliiig. .iiuj is 
re.idv to charge headfirst into Yankee 
( oiijerence battle 

"lis a perfect scenario tor us," 
l.iiicv s.ini Ihc biggest thing that's 
h.ippcneil IS ihal ihcri's a lot of confi 

" Ihc (It liiisc has been abii- In leid 
I'll ot the olteiise We weren't getlini; 
til, It List viar Now there's khiIkIciu t 
on Initli sides ol Ihe ball ' 


The Cats have been coping ^th a tough schedule all season, and it's not 
about to let up. The Cats fee No. 5 UConn Sunday on West Campus. 

Tennis loses tough 
match to Delaware 


Staff Reporter 

The women's tennis team looked 
to build on its first win on the year 
against Delaware last week Ilie I^idy 
Wildcats lost their match 6-1 Sopho- 
mores Julie Bonner and Dorothv 
Bel lock performed well Bonner pro- 
duced the only win the team's 
first stiff competitor of the year (6-2, 

Ihe Wiklcats faced West Chester 
on Sept l*>. They won a convincing 
contest 7-0. Singles plav looked 
strong as freshman Katie O'Brien (No 
^) .ind junior Meghan I)aniels(No 4) 
won their matches 6-0, 6-0 and 6-2. 
6-0, respectively 

Ihe doubles teams ot liilie 
Bonner/Kalie O'Brien (No I) and 
Meghan naniels'Katie ( ooper (No 2) 
also pl.ived well l.aeli leani won by 
.1 score of K-6. 

Despite the win. Head Coach Bob 
Batman and A.s.sociate Head C oach 

Steve Reinigr look to improve the 
teams doubles play. As it stands, the 
team's record is 2 - 1. 

Over the course of a week the 
women's tennis team will play five 

Today they will play the make up 
match against I>oyola which was post- 
poned due to rain. Ixiyola will be a 
"good test against two balanced 
teams," said Coach Batman 

The next test will come against 
Buckneil on Sundav 

On Monday, the Wildcats lace 
Drexel. St. Joseph is the opponent on 

Ihursday. the Wildcats face 
I^fayelte How the team's attitude 
holds up will account for its outcome 
Biicknell and Lafayette should be the 
toughest tests. 

Senior Go-captain Christina 
Cjra.sso will miss the rest of the fall 
sea.son due to iniiirv I he team looks 
to Its inexperienceil plavers to plav 
well and to produce. 

September 27. 1996 


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Men's soccer falters against tough Big East foes 

Rv IVIir'UI.M IT ANir'LM A/VI/\ A- II .1,; U.. I,. .11 .1- 1. . \"''^ . *•— ' ••— ' 


Stuff Reporter 

The Villanova men's soccer team 
traveled to New Hngland last week for 
two contests. The Cats, however, were 
unable to improve their record, as they 
tied Boston College and recorded a 
loss to Providence, bringing their over- 
all record to 2-.^-2, 1-2-1 in the Big 

On Friday, Sept. 20, the Wildcats 
traveled to Chesnut Hill, Mass. to 
battle the Boston College Lagles. 
During the first half, Villanova started 
the scoring with a goal from senior 
John Correll, with .senior Mike Paskey 
recording the assist. This goal would 
give the Cats a 1-0 lead. 

The Cats defense would hold the 
score, not permitting the Lagles to 
score during the first half of the game. 
It was not until the second half that 
Boston College recorded its first goal 
to tie things up at one apiece. 'Nova 
would not give up during the second 
half when goalie Matt Westfall helped 

Correll drive the ball pass the 
opponent's goalie for his second goal 
of the contest. This tally gave the Cats 
their second lead of the game. 

Correll has been a consistent con- 
tributor for the Cats this season, lead- 
ing the team with four goals and nine 
points. For his efforts against the 
Lagles, he was named Man of the 
Match. Despite the goal to give the 
Cats the lead, their defense was un- 
able to stop the Lagles from tying up 
the contest again late in the match. At 
the end of regulation the teams would 
be tied. Neither team was unable to 
produce a goal in overtime, each team 
coming away with a tie 

"The team played very well in front 
of a crowd of 2,500," stated Head 
Coach Larry Sullivan. 

On Sunday, Sept. 22, the Cats trav- 
eled to Rhode Island to face the Provi- 
dence Fryars. After the grueling 
match against BC, the Cats would fall 
short against the Friars. Providence 
recorded the first goal of the game 15 
minutes into the first half when Bobby 

Brown blasted a shot from the cornei 
Ihal got bv Westfall Providence 
would add an insurance goal from 
Andy McConville late in the first half. 

Although Nova was unable to 
drive the ball passed the Friar goalie, 
they recorded 13 shots on goal, tying 
Providence's shot total. A goocl ef- 
fort from senior midfielder Mike 
Paskey was unable to stop the com- 
manding Friars For this effort, Sulli- 
van named Paskey Man of the Match. 

"He was on fire," stated Sullivan. 
"He did everything right." 

Correll had another superb outing 
on offense, recording five of 13 shots, 
bringing his total for the season to 14 
Defenseman James Cocoran and 
midfielder Connor Porter each re- 
corded three shots on goal. Corcoran 
now leads the team with a total of 16 
shots on goal. 

In order to contend for the Big Last 
crown, Villanova must improve its 
record. The Wildcats now look to take 
on St. John's at home on luesday, Oct. 
I at 3:30 p.m. 

At last Wildcats ' Finneran is 
making a name for himself 


Sports Editor 

Before this season, Villanova ftmt- 
ball fans knew Brian Finneran was 
good. After all, the junior receiver set 
school records his freshman year in 
receptions (56) and receiving yards 
(805). After all, he started the season 
ranked seventh all-time in receiving 
yards for Villanova, a stat which is 
more impressive when one considers 
Finneran was plagued by a shoulder 
injury during his .sophomore cam- 

But what is unique about the 
Wildcat's main offensive weapon is 
that he is so quiet about what he has 
done. In the bravado world of major 
college sports, he just does his job and 
goes home. As a result, despite his 
amazing ability, Finneran has gone 
largely unnoticed in the public eye. To 
say that this is the junior's debutante 
season is a bit of an overstatement, but 
1 996 marks the year that fans beyond 
the Main Line are realizing exactly 
how good Finneran really is. 

As the Wildcats have struggled 

with offensive production in the 
passed few seasons. Head Coach Andy 
Talley resolved to make major changes 
for the 1996 season. Obviously rec- 
ognizing the caliber of talent in his 
receiving core, the team implemented 
a revolutionary offensive scheme. T'he 
new West Coast-style offense would 
highlight Finneran 's unique ability. 

"I was really excited when I heard 
alxiut the new," Finneran said. 
"It gives the receivers a chance to gel 
the ball a little bit more. It gives us 
all a chance to show what we've got." 

Indeed, the team has done just that. 
In four games, the squad has tallied 
154 |X)ints, an average of 38.5 ppg. 

"Everyone is using their talents to 
the best of their abilities," Finneran 
stated. "We are starting to really come 

The team's success coupled with 
legitimate big-time talent like 
Finneran prompt many Villanova en- 
thusiasts to consider a possible rise to 
the I-A ranks. Finneran, remaining 
true to character, reacts shyly to these 
musings. But the glimmer in his eye 
tells another story. 

( (iiiRnsvor MJniA ri ai iions 
Junior sensation Brian Finneran is always good for a clutch reception. 
Number 25 should capture his fair share of school records before his 
tenure is complete. Ei^joy watching him. Nova fans, talent like this is few 
and far between. 

■'There are a lot a great athletes up 
there," said th junior. "1 am really not 
sure how we'd hold our own. It would 
be great, though, great for the pro- 

But what exactly is it that makes 
the junior so good? First, Finneran 
hands are arguably as good as 
anyone's at the I-AA level. Second, 
the precision of his pass routes are 
unparalleled. Regardless of the speed 
and agility of opposing defensive 
backs, Finneran always seems to be 
open. At one point in Ihe Fordham 
game, he caught pa.sses for first downs 
on three consecutive plays 

While he may not have the open 
field .sp)ecd of most professional re- 
ceivers, his uncanny fcwtball instincts 
should make Finneran an attractive 
commodity to NFL teams. 

"I am not thinking that far ahead 
right now," Finneran said '1 am just 
concentrating on what I have to do 
here at Villanova." 

But at a rare unguarded moment, 
the junior concedes, "It would be great 
if I could get a couple of Iryouts with 
some teams " 

Finneran, while modest, under- 
stand the importance of long-term vi- 
sion. It is obvious that he has more 
than football on his mind as he cradles 
his two year-old son in his arms. 
Brian, his wife and the toddler reside 
off-campus He confidently 

downplays the difficulty of being a 
student-athlete and having responsi- 
bilities to a family 

"It's not t(^o bad. it keeps me out 
of trouble, " said the business major 
"Having a family helps me stay fo- 
cused on what is important, what I 
have to do in life ' 

The journey to the Mam Line was 
a long one for Finneran He and his 
twin brolhei. Brad, came to Villanova 
in l'^94 from Mission Vie|o. Cal llic 
duo is part of a larger West Co. is! n 
criiitiiiu effort that the team has ni.uli 
in the passed few years. FiniRiaii al 
tributes the university's fine .icadcinic 
repiit.itioii as well is the qu.ilily ot his 
recruiting visit as the reasons for 
choosing Villanova 

And Nina tans are he did So 
tar this season. Finneran has h.iuled 
in 35 passes for 512 yards and two 
touchdowns tlis best performance 
wasa lOcalch. 166 \ard effort against 
Rutgers Keep in mind that this was 
against a Division 1 A opponent The 
receiver's ability to rise to that sort of 
challenge is the hall mark of a true 
champion It won't be long before, 
football fans far and wide notice that 
one of the country's best receivers 
plays on Lancaster Avenue. Still. 
Brian Finneran remains modest about 
his accomplishments 

Senior Co-captain Bill Reid, who sat out last season with an injury, has 
been a defensive mainstay this season. 

Golf poised for Big 
East Tournament 


Staff Reporter 

With the recent string of rainy davs 
and cooler temperatures, the first sport 
that comes to mind might not be golL 
but the Villanova Golf team has been 
practicing hard, having already had 
two matches This year's team looks 
to continue last year's momentum 
when they finished third in its last two 

The golf team has ocen playing 
since tryouts began in late August 
There were only three roster spots 
open for this year's team Nine exemp- 
tions were given to three upperclass- 
men and six freshmen 

The other three spots were filled 
by the players who shot the lowest 
scores during tryouts 

Tryouts this year were held at an 
area public course I'wenty-live golf- 
ers vied lor the t mal three open spots 
Following the two days of pl.iy. the 
golfers with the lowest three scores 
made Ihe team 

To say that this year's team is 
young would be an iiiulerstatemeni 
The has no seniors, three luniors. 
two sophomores and seven freshmen. 
While this is a lot of new laces, coach 
Jake Moran does not seem worried. 

"These are the best golfers we 
have, they shot the lowest rounds dur- 
ing tryouts." said Moran. "It does not 
matter year they are" 

Ihe te.ims first match of Ihe year 
look place back in early September at 
the Colgate-Cornell (ioil lii\ italional 
It was a two day tournament in which 
the teams played at the Colgate S(Aeii 
Oaks (iolt Course on the first da\ ,\\u\ 
Robert Trent Jones (jolf Course on the 
second day Five golfers made up 

In order to decide who would go. 
the team followed the same process it 
tloes tor each tournament It had a 
qualifying tournament within the team 
prior to the tournament. 

Usually the qualifier consists of 
two rounds of IS holes with Ihe low 
est combined scorers making it If the 
team cannot play 36 holes then they 
will play only 18 If any ties occur, 
the coaches will make the decision on 

who goes. 

The team p/ayed weii finishing (he 
tournament ;n ninth place out ot 1^ 
teams. The Wildcats showed improve- 
ment when they shot 329 as a team 
the first day and then 317 the second 
day Pete DIugosch was the low scorer 
for 'Nova, shooting a two day total of 
157. His score was the 15th lowest 
individual score in the tournament 
Dugan Condon finished close behind 
with a two day total of 158. Captain 
John Horky (162). Tom Mulrooney 
( 1 69) and John Grinnon ( 1 75) rounded 
out the Villanova squad 

The second tournament of the year 
was the Buckneil Invitational at the 
Buckneil Golf Course. Once again the 
Wildcats showed improvement, fin- 
ishing tied for fifth in the 1 ^-team tour 
nament. Ihe second d.iy of the tour- 
nament proved tough as fog delayed 
play lor an hour <ind a half 

"It's tough to play when you can't 
see the fairways and greens," said 

1 he fog seemed to bother C oiulon. 
as he shot .seven .strokes higher on the 
second day. but still finished in 1 2th 
place individually with a .score of 155. 
Grinnon (157)'. DIugosch (158), 
Shookus (160), Horky (162) and 
Mulrooney (172) rounded out the 
scores for Villanova. 

With Ihe first two tournaments un- 
der its belt, the golf team heads into 
the Big Last Clianipionshi|is this 
weekend .it Ilu 1 l'( ,it A\eiiel m 
Potomac, Mtl I his is tlie same course 
Ihe professionals play each year for 
the Kenipei Open 

I he jnaclice louiid is today and the 
two d,iy tournament starts tomorrow. 
Those going for 'N(wa include Horky, 
Cirinnon, Condon, DIugosch and 
Shookus The main competition bn 
the Wildcats should be from Notre 
Dame, UConn and (ieorgetown. 

Fven though Horky is the only one 
with Big 1 ast experience, he leels 
confident about the team's chances. 

"While Ihe team may Ix- young. Ihe 
young guys have re.illy been playing 
well," said Horky "If we're all on our 
games at the right lime we can bring 
the Big Fast litle back to Villanova 
for the first time in a while " 

Page 32 


September 27, 1996 



Wildcats run over Fordham, 49-10 


Sports Editor 

The Fordham Rams imd every 
trick in ihe book last Saliirtlay to up- 
set a Villano\a Icani plaving its hcst 
football in lour yc.irs liut not even the 
most elusivf slinhl-ot-hand a)uid have 
stopped the Wildcats from drubbing 
the Rams 

Atlei recoidiiig their biggest win 
in vears by deleating Yankee Confer- 
ence loe Delaware a week prior, the 
Cats came out and stymied Fordham. 
4*^-10, in front of 12,357 fans at Vill 
anova Stadium. I he win boosted the 
Wildcats to No. I.S in the Division I- 
AA polls. 

"This is a mature football team and 
we told them to come out and plav 
your game," said Head Coach Andy 
Talley. "1 think they listened." 

The tone tor a Villanova romp was 
set early by the smothering Wildcat 
defense The Cats forced the Rams to 
go three-and-out on their first three 
possessions of the game while also 
gaining the territorial edge with some 
key .sacks. 

The Wildcat offense, whose <iver- 
age starting field position in the first 
half was its own 46-yard line, took 
advantage of the defense's efforts and 
tallied 35 first-half points, exploding 
for 2S in the second quarter. With a 
35-point lead against an undermanned 
Fordham squad at halftime. Villanova 
barely had to show up in the secoiul 
half to seal the victory. 

Unlike their victories against Dela- 
ware and IJMass in which the Wild- 
cats dominated offensively from the 
outset of the game, the offense 
struggled early against Fordham, fail- 
ing to score on its opening drive for 
the first time this season. The offen- 
sive line, which had been solid through 
the first three games, struggled against 
lordham's blit/ing defense. Fhe 
Rams' pressure forced quarterback 
Clint Park and the Villanova offense 
to stutter in their early possessions. 

"We were out of sync early on," 
said Talley "We were missing some 

It would take the Wildcats three 
possessions and a big play from spe- 
cial teams to record their first score 
"Nova's defense forced Fordham to 
punt from its own I -yard line on its 
second possession. Returner Ron 
Withelder received the ball at the 
Rams' 47 and, with the help from a 
crushing block by hd Diaz, ran it back 
to the Rams" two. On the next play 
from scrimmage 1'odd (iolemi wouki 
go in for the touchdown, giving the 
Cats a 7-0 lead with S:2S left in the 
first quarter. 

I'he Wildcats would then no on to 

Scoring Summary 

First Quarter 


Cjolemi 2 run (Kiefer kick) 

Second Quarter 


Bri Finneran 10 pass from Park 

(Kiefer kick) 


Siffordy run (Kiefer kick) 


Cowsette 2 pass from Park 

(Kiefer kick) 


Cowsette 1 run (Kiefer kick) 

Third Quarter 


Turner 33 blocked punt return 

(link kick) 


Sifford 1 1 run (link kick) 

Fourth Quarter 


Ruoff 2S field goal 


McDermott 7 pass from 

Colonna (Ruoff kick) 

score touchdowns on four of their next 
five pos.sessions. 

All-America candidate Brian 
Finneran would tally the Cats' second 
touchdown on a l()-yard pass from 
Park The touchdown was set up by 
23 and 22-yard catches by Finneran, 
both part of the HO-yard, nine plav 

For the day Park went 15 of 22 for 
206 yards and two touchdowns. Seven 
of his completions were to Finneran, 
who collected lOK yards and a touch- 
down. The contest was the third time 
in four games that Finneran broke the 
century mark. 

( )ii the ground, Villanova was able 
to control the ball as Curtis Sifford (^)- 
7S) and Anthony Cowsette (4-40) 
shared most of the duties. 

"They [Villanova] have too many 
weapons," said Fordham Head Coach 
Nick Ouarlaro "i hey re one of the 
more talented teams in the Yankee 
Conference " 

The key contributors on defense 
were linebacker Curtis Dunaway and 
lineman Derek Forgione, who each 
collected two of Villanova"ssix sacks. 
"Ilordham's] offense is similar to 
ours, ' said Dunaway, "so we were 
prepared for this game." 

The Wildcats were also successful 
on special teams, as Ademole Turner 
returned a blocked punt ?>}> yards 
forthe first touchdown of the second 

Villanova's only other score in the 
half came later in the third quarter 
when Sifford ran the ball in from 11 
yards out for 49-0 lead. 

With most of the startersout of the 
game going into the fourth quarter, the 
only question remaining was whether 
'Nova could preserve their second 
consecutive shutout, something that 
had not been accomplished since 
1964. Fordham answered this ques- 
tion when place kicker Mark Ruoff hit 
a 28-yard field goal with six and a half 
minutes remaining. The Rams would 
score again, this time a touchdown, 
with a little over a minute left in the 

With wins over Fordham, Dela- 
ware and Ma.s.sachusctts, the Wildcats 
( 3- 1 . 1 -0) now look poised to take on 
any competition. More importantly, 
they have the ability and attitude to 
do so. 

"This team is faster, stronger, and 
more athletic than any team 1 played 
on since 1992," said Dunaway. 

That was the last year Villanova 
made it to the playoffs. 

' >vr^^ "'^x^ * 


Running back Todd Golemi eludes a Fordham defender. The sophomore 
.scored the first touchdown against the Rams. 

The new offense: Niners, 
Packers, Eagles...Wildcats? 


Anthony < owsette goes up and over the pile for the score. The senior 
rutlhack was last spotted somwhere over Ardmore. 


AsMMant Sports Editor 

If you have been down to the Sta- 
ilium this season to watch the Cats 
play some football, you have probably 
noticed some changes First of all. 
they are winning for the first time in a 
few years. You may also h.ive noticed 
one of the main reasons for the up- 
swing this season, a revamped often 
sive system installed under the team s 
new Offensive ("oordm.itor Dave 
( "lawson. 

The differences between I he team s 
lecoid this season and last are obvi- 
ous 1 he Cats (3-1) have already 
equaletl last season's win total aftei 
tour games The offensive proiluction 
IS the main reason for the turnaround 
The defense was relatively strong last 
year, and is o\ erpowering this season 
1 ast vCars sputtering offensi- man 
aged only I 7 6 [-H)ints [X'r contest This 
year, against a number of good teams, 
the team has lit up the seorebo.irds for 
.in .iver.tge of 3S.5 points per game 

"|Clawson's| style of offense is 
something that we once ran here, and 
we got awav from it, " s.iid Head 
Coach Andv Falley. "i really needed 
,i coordinator that I felt was current, 
and they had been having a lot of sue 
eess at I ehigh I knew who I wanted 
He's bright, he's articulate, he's a 
leader, and he had the package that I looking lor " 

Clawson was also interested in 
coming to Villanova 

"1 was excited to talk to liim." 
( lawson said, "and the more 1 talked 
to him, and the more 1 watched 
Villanova on film from last year, I 
thought that this would be a good op 

Manv casual observers have clas 
sified the new system as a "West 

Coast" Clawson disagrees. 

"West Coast is a loose term that's 
such a buz^'word right now," Clawson 
said. "We do some things that are 
West Coast-like, but I would never say 
that we are a West Coast offense 
We're a derivation of it. 

"A hit of principles of attack of the 
West Coast offense we certainly use." 
Clawson continued, "but we line up 
in different ways. Hie thing about the 
system is that its able to adapt for 
personnel We have to plav our good 
players Right now we have some verv 
g(K>d receivers here, and that's why we 
line up with three wide receivers a lot 
We don't really run the Bill Walsh 
I San Irancisco '49ers| system" 

Talley agrees that the system "s 
adaptability is a definite plus. 

"I think that the compli- 
ments the talent that we have, " lalley 
commented 'We have several wide 
receivers that are very g(M>d and 

we don't have a lot of running backs, 
but in this offense you don't need .i 
lot of running backs, so the running 
backs that we have fit the scheme 

As illustrated by their execution 
thus far, the players are also very 
happy with the system It sits espe 
eially well with the man in charge of 
running the offense on the field, the 
team's quarterback, ( lint Park. 

"It's a very good offense," Park 
said "You should never be runnings 
bad play into the defense It's up to 
the quarterback to make the right read 
on every play" 

Park also feels that the offense 
works well with his talents, even 
though it has cut down on his scram 

"! like to run, but it's very di.scour- 
aged in this offense, " Park said "But 
1 don't mmd, I can throw for more 

yards and still run for some." 

I'he offense also downplays Park's 
lack of a strong arm. 

"I don't have the strongest arm in 
the world, but you don't really need 
to have a strong arm in this, 
which helps me a lot, " Park said. 

The receivers, too, are profiting 
immensely from the new offense Star 
receivers Brian Finneran and Josh 
Dolbin have both had a number of 
banner games. 

Junior tailback Curtis Sifford also 
likes the system, despite its de- 
emphasization of the running back 
He understands that in this system he 
and the other backs that see the bulk 
of the playing time (senior Anthony 
Cowsette and sophomore Todd 
Ciolemi) will be doing more receiving 
and blocking than they were accus- 
tomed to 

"It's a great offense," said Sifford 
"|Clawson's) the key to our success 
this season He's turned the whole 
thing ar<ninil We have confidence 

Clawson ilownplays his role in the 
turnaround, instead attributing it to his 
players" execution of his system Nei- 
ther will take credit for "inventing" the 

"Most ideas in football are bor- 
rowed or stolen, " Clawson oh.served 
"A lot of it comes from a guy I worked 
for at I x'high for one year before I was 
coordinator by the name of Hank 
Small A lot of the principles of the 
pass game I learned from him and the 
run game is things that I liked that I 
thought fit well in the system." 

Clawson also added that the of 
fense will continue to evolve 

"As defenses change, offenses 
have to adapt," Clawson said "So 
nothing can stay the same " 

(continued on page 30) 

October 1996 


\ 111 AN()\ \l Nl\ 1 Ksrn. Vll.l.ANOVA. Pa, 

Oclohci 4. !<W: 

Tough zoning laws 
force students out 
of their homes 


Assistant News Editor 

At least tour V'lllaiiova students in 
the l^iwer Merion lownship have been 
notified ot their housing viohition of 
having more than three unrelated 
people in one residency. 

Kathleen Byrnes, assistant to the 
dean ot Students, said that to hci knowl- 
edge, no one was physically evicted yet, 
however the students have to move he- 
cause "liiey ean'l afford to live there 
(because the rent is so extreme for three 
people] '" According to Boh I^uncan. 
zoning officer lor the lower 
MerionTownship, if the students do not 
comply to these orders they are sub- 
ject to fines up to $5(H) a day 

Seniors Rae Obenski and Kate Hess 
have already moved out of their hou,se 
on Thomas Avenue. They and the other 
three girls living with them have had 
to split up artd find boasing elsewhere. 
Speaking of the University's reaction 
to such events, Obenski stated, "TTiey 
don't recognize it as an issue, so it must 
not be one." She said that the landlord 
charged such a high rent that three 
people could not afford to live there on 
their own. 

There were five girls living in a 
house with five bedrooms and appar- 
ently, prior to leasing, the landlord said 
that was acceptable even though they 
were not in compliance with the zon- 
ing laws. But the situation proved to 
be different Hess said, "seniors have 
a lot to juggle right now," implying that 
this h(^using issue is an added and un 
wanted dilemma 

Apparently, neighbors have been 
complaining of loud parties for years 
as a result of the student population in 
the area I )uncan stated that these most 
recent investigations began as a result 
of the neighbors" complaints He said 
the law ol no more than three unrelated 
people in one house has "always been 
like that, and I don't foresee it chang 
ing ' Apparently neighbors feel ihat 
when the students move inti^ residen 
tial neighborhoods problems such as 

over-crowding of property and lack 
of parking spaces are created. He 
added that when students move into 
a residential neighborhood, the atmo- 
sphere is altered because the students 
bring on a "dormitory " aura I le said, 
"students tend to live different " 
They keep different hours than those 
residents that have nine to five jobs. 

Hvinis (.iaimed that the Univer 
sity is helping by providing legal 
advice for the students, as well as 
working with Rev frank Farsaci. 
O.S.A., in Residence Life, regarding 
resources for students to find a new 
place to live She said that the IJni 
versity does not intervene with the 
township "that's antagoniz- 
ing." She advised, "the best route is 
complete compliance with the ordi- 
nance." However, she understands 
the situation with the unaffordable 
rent and said that students can avoid 
complications by being aware of the 
parking (only haying three cars), not 
having loud parties, or anything that 
would draw attention and to have a 
non-disturbing influence in the 
n w gl ibui fati q< K"<> he said, "The town- 
syft#P!lj(i«g'ably be happy if all 
the studiints ^ifd live on campus." 

Obenski and Hess are currently 
waiting on the return of last months 
rent and their security deposit, and 
they are in "legal straits" with their 
landlord. Obenski didn't realize that 
the University would not be involved 
after students moved off campus 
Hess knew that the University onlv 
offered three years of on-campus 
housing, however, she said, "We d 
like to feel they [the University] were 
there a little more tor us." She 
thought that the University should 
have a little more influence in com 
munity relations, at least some rec- 
ognition that this is a problem. She 
IS aware ot the neces.sity tor a har- 
monious balance between the stu- 
dents and neighlxirs hut she cmpha 
sized, "the students aren't going to 
move out ol Bryn Mawr It s not go 
(continued on paf^e .^1 

Local zoning laws threaten Viilanova students with evictions from Thomas Avenue. 


Recent oil leak at the Bryn Mawr 
Courts investigated by police 


News Editor 

Residents of the Bryn Mawr Courts 
had to be evacuated on Sept 2S, due 
to an oil-leak which is currently un 
der police investigation. Lower 
Merion I'ownship fire officials said 

"Around 4 47 p m., Saturday mghi. 
we (Uiwer Merion Fire Dept.) were 
dispatched to take care of oil fumes 
in the building," said Deputy ("hiet 
Albert Brown. "Our service was in 
response to a PFCO [Philadelphia 
Electric Co] problem," said Brown 

Once on location. Lower Merion 
fire officials discovered, "eight inches 
deep ot oil and water on the boiler 
I (Kim fl(M)r. The oil was on top and the 
water was on the bottom," Brown said 

Tmmedialelv the building's sup[)lies 
were shut otl and the residents were 
evacuated from the premises. 

"It appeared t(» be vandalism," said 
Brown, "so the police were called to 
the scene to investigate." A spill con- 
trol company was also brought on 
sight to pump the oil from the base- 
ment ot the Biyii Mawr Courts into 
their own supply tanks. Brown said. 

Meanwhile, the Lower Merion Fire 
Uept. installed fans to rid the area of 
the oil fumes. 

"The whole job took about six 
hours from start to finish," said 
Brown. "It was a long clean-up pro- 
cess," said Brown. "But the situation 
was under control, and students were 
allowed to return later that night," he 

CBS College Tour 
brings games and 
prizes to campus 


Staff Reporter 

The CBS College Tour visited the 
University Sept. 25, and set up tents 
and booths outside of the Connelly 
Center, enabling students to play 
games for prizes. 

"The CBS Tour comes to campus 
every year in the fall. It is a way for 
CBS to publicize its shows. It's free 
for the school and students," said 
Meghan Mooney, a.ssistant director of 
Student Development. 

"It's all run by the Special Events 
Committee and CAT [the Campus 
Activities Team]. I especially want to 
mention Wendy Lanyen for all her 

"It's a good opportunity because the 
students get paid by CBS." 

Students helped unload the trucks 
and set up the tents and equipment. 
Some students were announcers, 
while others tried to get Villanovans 
involved with the activities. When the 
event was over, these students took 
down the tents and loaded them into 
the trucks, Mooney .said. 

"We try and balance the solicitors 
that come on campus. The CBS Tour 
has always been fun for students be- 
cause they get to play games and win 
prizes," .said Mooney. 

The prizes varied from T-.shirts and 
boxer-shorts to a 1997 Ford Escort LX. 
Students were also bombarded with 

w(irk in coordinating it," Mooney ^^^^ samples from various .sponsors. 


Stiiilrnts win pri/xs showing their game show prowess at the ( BS ( ollege Tour. 


CBS makes its way around many 
campuses promoting it.self with games 
based on its shows. 

"It's a whole college tour. It's been 
going on for at least the last four to 
five years here at the University," 
Mooney said. 

"The biggest part is coordinating 
the student workers Moomv s.iid 

Included was makeup from L'Oreal, 
candy from Nestle and different 
brands of medicine. 

The games varied from CBS News 
trivia, top ten lists from the Late Night 
Show, basketball h(x>ps, videos, stand- 
up comedy and drawings. 

"There's also a CBS Sports Tour 
in the spring, out on Sheehan Beach," 
s.iid Moonr v 

Page 2 

This WEEK 

Editorials 04 

Patterson 05 

Features 13 

Entertainment ....16 

Sports 27 

Kiick's Korner 31 


Fattti>un )iives us yvt anuttur 
briilaint insight fnim his travrls 
in Israel. Onit* a^ain, On the 
Marc shows why he's so iiiiich 
more politically astute than the 
paid pn)feNsionals who pn>duie 
all that negative campaign 
advertising. Also, Ann 
Gava^han writes alM>ul 
something that noh(»dy cares 
about. Finally, read about 
some ^irls who think dining 
hall workers shoukl keep their 
urine to themselves. 


Check out how one student's 
experiences in Israel affect how 
he reads the daily headlines 
(Another article on Israel? 
What is this the .lerusalem 
Post?). Also, find out the scoop 
behind the guys who steal all 
the free samples you should he 
gelling in vour mail. Iinall>. 
see what fashions fall will hrin^ 
to campus. Call me crazy, but 
I'm guessing J. C rew. 


Apparently, lorn Hanks has yet 
(o regain the form he perfected 
in Bachelor Party. His new 
movie about some singers or 
something ain't no The Man 
with One Red .Sh(K-. (heck out 
the great Kiss interview. Find 
out how (iene .Simm<ms fit his 
hig fat gut into that leather 
body suit. You've l>een 
chomping at the bit to find out 
what happens in the next 
episode of X-VVing. Finally, 
Hnd out if a Him about cultural 
stuff is any more entertaining 
than the Hobee commercial. 


All you hig nasty offensive 
linemen out then* can call the 
Villanovan to get Don Meier's 
htmie phone number I'm sure 
you'll want to discuss his article 
with him. It says something 
about you all In-ing big fat 
slobs, loo bad. no Fin' and Ice 
this week, but you can get your 
sports entertainment fix fn»ni 
this week s Intramural page. 

THE VILLANOVAN October 4. 1996 

Volunteers prepare to build homes 
for needy during Fall Break trips 

By REBECCA ROCCO before ha.s a high probability of gel- nity building, reflection and kets collecting donations, whil 


Staff Reporter 

Hight groups of Campus Mini.stry 
volunteers are busy preparing for 
Habitat for Humanity trips over this 
uf>cimiing fall Break. 

Students will be traveling all over 
the country to help taniilies in need. 
These Habitat tor Humanity destiiia 
tions include North Carolina, South 
('■irolina, New Orleans, Oregon, Mis- 
sis,si[)pi and (ieorgia. 

Hahilal for Humanity is an inter- 
ii.iliona! organization founded in 1976 
hy Millard and l.inda fuller Millard 
Fuller won the Peace and Justice 
award from Villanova University. I'he 
program is a iion profit, ecumenical. 
Christian housing ministry, dedicated 
to eliminating poverty in housing. 

This program is based on volun- 
teer labor and donations ol money and 
materials. The volunteers build and 
renovate houses in partnership with 
homeowner families. These are 
then sold to the families at a no inter- 
est, no profit cost. If a family wishes 
to own the house, it is required to con- 
tribute 500 hours of labor The volun- 
teers then work with them Habitat for 
Humanity is now a worldwide pro- 
gram with volunteers on all live con- 

Habitat for Humanity started at the 
University eight years ago. A group 
of Villanova students gave of them- 
selves during breaks by going to dif- 
ferent parts of the country and serv- 
ing the poor. The University now 
sends the largest number of partici- 
pants to Habitat break trips in the na- 

To get involved with this program 
at the University, students must sub- 
mit an application to Campus Minis- 
try. A team of people review these 
applications. Norccn Cameron of 
Campus Ministry states that volun- 
teers are usually selected by class sta- 
tus and whether or not he she has ever 
been on a Habilal trip. Iherclorc, a 
senior who has never been on a trip 

before has a high probability of get 
ting chosen, said Cameron 

When the group is .selected, the 
volunteers are committed to a scries 
of meetings to prepare them for the 
trip The first meeting deals with pov 
erty The purpose of this meeting for 
the volunteers to get to know one an 
other. Other meetings include commu- 

nity building, reflection and 
fundraising. Students also learn how 
to use the equipment and power tools 
at skills workshops. 

Volunteers must also raise money 
for these trif)s. Various businesses have 
donated items such as pizzas and hot 
dogs for the students to sell. Some stu- 
dents stand in front of local supermar- 

kets collecting donations, while oth- 
ers might sell raffle tickets. Each stu- 
dent going on a trip is encouraged to 
ask their parishes or different civic 
organizations for donations. Prepara- 
tion is a big factor in getting one of 
these trips off the ground, said 

Scholar shares analysis 
of urban street culture 


Sliifl RtfiDrlir 

The Center for Peace and Justice 
f-ducation sponsored a lecture titled 
The Social ( Onlt'xt of Urban Youth 
Violence in which Klijah Anderson, 
the Charles and William L Day pro- 
lessor of social .sciences at the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania, spoke on 
youth violence in urban cities. 

Anderson is an expert on the soci- 
ology of black America, the author ot 
the widely regarded sociological 
work, A Place on the Corner A Study 
of Black Street C orner Men ( 1 '■)7H) ami 
numerous articles on the black expe- 
rience Anderson recently published 
ail ethnographic study. Streetwise: 
Race, Class and Change in an Urban 
Cotnniunitv ( I'WO) and is the winner 
of the 1991 Robert L. Park Prize ol 
the American Sociological A.s.socia- 

During his talk. Anderson stressed 
the fact that America is undergoing ,» 
profounil change "America is chang- 
ing from a manufacturing society to a 
service society,"" he said. Anderson 
also said that crime is no longer lim- 
ited to cities. America is experienc- 
ing an increase in "violence, drug use. 
crime and teen-age pregnancy." 

American society is moving to- 
ward a global ecomimy, factory work- 
ers are competing with people all over 
the world who will work for a frac- 
tion of the price. Because many fac- 
tories are being clo.sed, there is a job 
shortage Anderson said that "there is 
a feeling of alienation and a lack of 
hope for the future." 

Anderson also explained that there 
is a "street culture ' People learn to 
handle themselves on the street. He 
said there is a " lack of faith in the 
police in the inner-cities because the 
police represent the dominant, white, 
higher class Sometimes when the 
police are called they might not re- 
spond or they might wait 30 minutes 
to make sure it is over before coming 
Residents must learn to defend them- 
selves through aggression, (juns are 
easily available to the public." Ander- 
son said that "most people who live 
in the cities arc decent, hard-working 
people yet due to the lack of police 
accountability, they must lake care of 
themselves. The governing code of the 
street is violence." 

Anderson told a story about "The 
Code of the Streets" for many urban 
youths This "Code" involves becom- 
ing "cool"" with the people who con- 
trol the streets. "Young boys realize 

that the gangs are the ones who rule 
the streets. One neighborhcx)d Ander- 
son studied was described as "a tough 
industrialized area where jobs are hard 
to come by... there are frequent drive- 
by shootings and you seldom see a 
police car." There are murals which 
.say, "We love you John R.I. P." 

Anderson recently authored the 
introduction to the re-publication of 
The Philadelphia Nef^ro by W.H.B 
DuBois (1996). He has also won the 
Lindback Award for Distinguished 
Teaching at the University of Penn- 
sylvania, where he also served as an 
a.ssociate director for urban ethnogra- 
phy, as an associate editor of qualita- 
tive sociology and is a member of 
the National Research Council's panel 
on understanding and control of vio- 
lent behavior, which published its re- 
port in 1993. 

Anderson received his undergradu 
ate degree from Indiana University, his 
masters degree from the University of 
Chicago and his doctorate from North- 
western University, where he was a 
f'ord FoundatKin Fellow 

This lecture was co-sponsored by 
the sociology department, Africana 
Studies, Campus Ministry, the Office 
of Multicultural Affairs and the Col- 
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International Food Fest 
brings fun and flavor 


A/./// H<'l><" li' 

( )n Sept J'^ the Mulliciiltural Slu 
tk'nt league held its annual food les 
Iival, in which many ditterent cultures 
were represented and students were 
able to sample a variety ot ethnic 
dishes for a $2 fee. 

The Multicultural Student league 
was created about tour years ago un- 
der the name "Minority Student 
League." It serves as a meeting 
ground to communicate with all the 
cultural organizations as well as with 
other campus organizations. The 
league was also established to address 
the concerns of multicultural students 
and to voice their opinions. In this ca^ 
pacity, it is also an active political or- 
ganization and helps mediate issues 

between studeiils ,iml ihc .ulininistra- 

The e\eiil was lield in the 
President's Lounge of the Connelly 
(enter Lreshnian Mike Ix-yva saiil. 
The lood tasted great and it was nice 
to try something new for a change 1 
was a little worried about how the food 
would taste, but as soon as I tried it, 1 
loved it " 

The samples of food ranged from 
humus, a vegetable dip, to l^thmajoon, 
a spicy beef pizza. All of the cultural 
organizations brought their own 
unique food to the dinner The meal 
was prepared by the students them- 

Cultural music played in the back- 
ground while students ate and dis- 
cus,sed their feelings about the food. 
Monu Singh and Dhira Khosia are co- 

chaiis lit Ihc imihi cullutai sludcn! 
league "llie luinoiit was really good 
aiKJ the enlliusiasm was much better 
iliaii last year," said Singh. 

lliis event is held in order to bring 
.il)out a sense of cultural awareness 
and to offer a change of pace tor din- 
ner. "The dinner presented students 
with the opportunity to experience 
something new ami allowed returning 
students to try the food again it 
helped bring the campus together," 
said Siiigli. 

More than LSO people attended the 
dinner, all from dilferent cultures and 
backgrounds. Singh said, "Students 
hear the name "multi-cultural" and 
feel it is only for some people. The 
dinner rules out this idea .ind helps 
bring an understanding of other cul- 
tures and possibly their own cultures " 

PlIOK) HV I KIN ( ()\M I 1 Y 

Fenpit sample differt-nt elhnit foods al the International Food Fest. 

No help for evicted 

(continued from f>age I ) 
going to happen!" 

Hess said that she overheard neigh- 
tiors saying that they wish the students 
weren't there. Duncan said that the 
residents would rather not have as 
many student houses so close together 
rather than them not wanting the stu- 
dents around at all. He .said that he 
did not know of any solutions. The 
zoning laws are not subject to change 
at this point. He said he knew stu- 
dents would continue to make it more 
financially rea.sonable to live off-cam- 
pus however, "we plan on enforcing 
these laws." 

Hess is a Commerce and Finance 

senator at the University and said that 
Pete Acton, president of SCiA, has 
addressed off-campus housing as an 
issue and is open to any suggestions. 
She said that right now, S(iA is work- 
ing on the idea of getting the Law 
School students at the University in- 

Hess said that she cannot think of 
anything else to do to address this is- 
sue, the University can only take little 
steps. She said, "the neighbors need 
to see that we're good people. We 
baked cookies for them, babysat their 
children, sent them flowers for differ 
ent occasions. . . We just don't know 
what else we could have done." 

Theology professor dies after long illness 

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year illness. Warne served as a professor ot lhe()i(ig\ and religious studies 
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October a. 1996 


201 Dougherty Hall, Villanova University. Villanova, Pa. 19085 

Jonathan M. Klick and Jot- PatU-r.son 
Kdilui s ill ( hitf 

Kari'ii M. doulaii 
Associalf Kdiloi 

James M. Donio and (^na Kullo 
Mana^^in^ i.ditors 

Raising the level of discussion on campus. 

University involvement 
could mend rift with 
neighboring communities 

The slew of evictions ot ott-campus residents from their 
Bryn Mawr housing draws attention to the very serious issue 
of the poor standing the University has attained in the com- 
munity. These evictions are the resuh of Lower Merion 
Township's decision to sue landlords who violate the archaic 
private home occupancy regulations that, in essence, specifi- 
cally target those who rent to students. Effectively, the town- 
ship has decided to throw its legal muscle around at the ex- 
pense of these students. 

The grounds for some of these evictions have been, at best, 
questionable, but that is not the extent of the whole brouhaha. 
The absence of any action taken by the University on behalf 
of the embattled tenants is what troubles some students. 

Though troubling, it is hardly surprising. The administra- 
tion has done little to improve the position of the students or 
the University as a whole within the community. This, coupled 
with some admittedly juvenile antics by the students, has al- 
lowed the situation to reach the point where our neighbors 
see students as intruders and treat them accordingly. 

Tw(^ strategies are available to the University as a remedy 
to this problem. 

Ihc first involves meeting (he community's strong arm ac- 
tions with those of our own. It would be very easy for the 
administration to make it known that we serve as the eco- 
nomic lileblood of the local business community and with a 
little organization (possibly a day-long boycott of local mer- 
chants), none would be able to deny our importance to the 

A second, less draconian plan, would call for the adminis- 
tration to form a board that would interact with local leaders 
on the students' behalf. This board could act as a mediator 
where students and community residents could voice their 
complaints or suggestions. 

Such a committee might be able to defuse some of the ten- 
sion. Sure, the legal standing of the committee might not 
amount to anything, but any forum through which the com- 
munity could vent its frustration is preferable to an antago- 
nistic relationship that results in mass evictions. 

II the local governments don't want to engage in a truly 
cooperative relationship with the University, it's doubtful that 
anything more substantial than the Senior Service day will 
emerge. And this one day out of the year obviously wasn't 
enough to keep certain students housed. 

Long term solutions might include more on-campus hous- 
uig. Lor now, though, dialogue might be the best bet for ev- 
eryone involved. In any event, an entirely passive stance can 
only spell more trouble. 

Novan Poll 

How is Villanova perceived by the sur- 
rounding community? 

Is that perception justified? 

Can the university administration do 
anything to improve relations? 

What can the students do to im- 
prove these relations? 

E mail responses to "poll@villanovanvilledu" 

Dining services 
deserve praise for 

To the Editor: 

The only ttiing "flooded with 
flaws" in last week's ViUanovun was 
the letter to the editor written by 
Carolyn Hehir. Ms. ttehir's letter con- 
cerning Dining Services was tactless, 
un-lactual, and demeaning lo the tens 
ol people who put the food on the plate 
of 3,600 on-campus students, faculty, 
staff, commuter, and visitors. 

Villanova University's Dining Ser- 
vices Department is one department 
which has taken the President's VQI 
initiative of developing "the total com- 
munity" to its fullest extreme. Over 
the course of my tenure here at Vill- 
anova, Dining Services has made tre- 
mendous advances in the way they 
serve their customers. They have gone 
"above and beyond" to respond to the 
needs and wants of the Villanova 
Community. Having worked closely 
with Dining Services on a number of 
student events, I can attest that they 
are a group that sincerely li.stens! They 
have increased hours, flexibility of 
meal hours/times, added additional 
venues for convenience, implement a 
"point system," promoted barbeques 
for residence halls, and much more. 

Granted, Dining Services may not 
be perfect (who is?), but they have 
definitely done an excellent job in 
meeting and exceeding University 
needs. For the record, Villanova Din- 
ing Service is recognized as a leader 
in food service across the nation and 
has been written up in a number of 
publications for their commitment to 
quality, cleanliness, and service. Over 
the course of the last few years, speak- 
ing with friends who attend other 
schools throughout the country, I have 
learned that Villanova 's food service 
program is very unique. More often 
than not, institutions out source their 
food service operations to companies 
that could actually "care less" what 
the students have to say. Not .so here 
at Villanova because Dining Services 
takes an interest in their customer, the 
student. Various surveys, focus 
groups, and other avenues are con- 
ducted annually by Dining Services 
allowing students to voice their con- 
cerns and have an active role in their 
dinmg experience 

In regard to the hours of operations, 
Ms 1 lehir should check out page 6 and 
7 of last week's Villanovan which out- 
hnes exactly how the meal plan works 

William K. Seppi 
Tt^asurer, SGA 

From the Football Poll 

Despite the 1^96 football 
team's success and excellent 
chance of making the Division I- 
AA playoffs, I have been amazed 
at the low (read; terrible) atten- 
dance figures at the September 
home games. Having spent four 
years at Villanova when the school 
was I-A, I have seen this before. 
The current students should study 
some history and understand what 
happened with little warning in 
I^MO; the football program was 
.scrapped for lack of support. This 
is one issue. 

The other and probably more 
reali.stic issue to be dealt with is 
that we have a good team which is 
workuig very hard to put Villanova 
hack on the football map. Students 
should get out and support these 
guys and the coaching staff. After 
all, these home football games on 
Saturday afternoons will be .some 
of the days you will remember af- 
ter you get out of school. 

Mike Ford 

Reader questions 
abortion argument 

To the Editor: 

While Joe Patterson's column 
("Abortion pill underscores America's 
darkest side") is eloquent and unde- 
niably honest, I have noticed a slight 
discrepancy. Patterson demands our 
sympathy for the unlxirn child denied 
a "future, full of joys, despairs, hopes 
and pains." Nonetheies,s, tie implicitly 
supports abortion being limited "to 
those cases where the mother's life is 
in danger or in the cases of rape or 
incest." Why is the unborn child, sup- 
posedly worthy of our concern, sud- 
denly expendable, Mr. Patterson? So, 
instead of using your column to decry 
and attack atwrtion in general, why 
don't you give us your reasons for it 
under these circumstances? 

Matt Ryan 
(lass of 2000 

Editor's Note: Mr I'tittrrum merely 
referred lo polling data < oncernmfi 
restnetums on ahoriion. He did nol 
explicitly or implicitly accept these 
ejcceptions lo the strict pro life stance 

E R S 

Students concerned 
by behavior of 

To the Editor: 

We are writing to express our deep 
concern for the sanitation of the South 
Campus dining facilities. Our two 
rcxmis arc located directly across Irom 
the rear of the dining hall; where the 
loading dock is located. We have no- 
ticed that members of the South Cam- 
pus cafeteria workforce, specifically 
the men, find it appropriate to urinate 
directly below our windows. 

We find this type of behavior very 
offensive. We do not appreciate an 
open view of these individuals per- 
forming their bodily functions in blind 
view of our dorm room windows. Cor- 
rect me if we're wrong, but is there 
not a mens bathroom located within 
Donahue Hall? We're fully aware that 
there is a women's restroom; and if 
there is not a men's rcxim, perhaps they 
should use the money generated from 
Donahue Market to build one, so that 
any further evening escapades can be 

News flash for Donahue Hall em- 
ployees: the dumpster is not to be used 
as a toilet., we don't appreciate 
having to sit in the dining hall trying whether or not our food was 
prepared by dirty hands. 

Jenn McCaffrey 

Class of 2000 

Kelly Hofmann 

Class of 1999 

Mary Beth Cross 

Class of 1999 

Tiara Shiels 

(lass of 2000 


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Middle East violence runs deeper than a tunnel 


Arab and Israeli leaders have met 
for yet another summit This tune, it's the Palestinians and the Jews 
are at each other's throats. Of course, 
they've been at each other's throats for 
years now, but .some people are claim- 
ing that this most recent conflict can 
be resolved by settling a dispute over 
a tunnel. 

The tunnel is merely symbolic 
The peace process has been in a pre- 
carious situation since it was initiated. 
This most recent flare-up is indicative 
of the tensions that have marked these 
peoples for 4,(K)() years. 

A few years ago, under a different 
Israeli prime minister, the two sides 
agreed to several conditions. Now the 
Palestinians are frustrated at Benjamin 
Netanyahu's apparent foot-dragging. 
After months of non-violent transfers 
of towns from Israel to the Palestin- 
ian government, the peace process 
seemed to slow dramatically. 
Netanyahu's recent decision to open 
the tunnel .served as the excuse for the 
Palestinian's to vent their frustration. 

For sure, the Israeli's have been 
planning the tunnel opening for years. 
During this time, the Muslim disap- 

proval was not very vocal; it certainly 
didn't claim the world's headlines as 
this most recent outburst has. Clearly, 
the tunnel hasn't been weighing on the 
minds of the Muslims in the way their 
current actions would suggest. 

The tunnel doesn't desecrate any 
Muslim religious sights and it cer- 
tainly doesn't reflect an overt attempt 
to Judaize Jerusalem, as Yasir Arafat 
claims. The extended tunnel is ex- 
pected to attract 7(),(KK) tourists a year, 
much more than the draw of the par- 
tial tunnel. The tunnel has religious 
implications because of its proximity 
to Muslim, Jewish and Christian holy 
sites, but it seems more motivated by 
economic concerns than missionary 

Obviously, this whole conflict 
finds its roots in ancient times and not 
in current excavations. It is tough for 
Americans to appreciate this, and even 

tougher to appreciate the various 
claims that the two sides toss around 
Discussions of Abraham or the 
Canaanites seem out of place in mod- 
ern diplomacy. Arguments about who 
was there first deny the very real fact 
that property can change hands, and 
more importantly, they create some 
irreconcilable starting points. 

Biblical scholars could not even 
establish the proper boundaries, 
mainly the Bible details three 
different Israels. Thus, by claiming 
allegiance to "historical" precedents, 
both sides expose themselves as prone 
to demagoguery. 

Mr. Arafat's rhetoric and ac- 
tions reveal his inclinations while 
Netanyahu's early election time talk 
had the more compromising factions 
of his country dismi.ssing him as a 
fringe element. These two personali- 
ties do not bode well for the two de- 
mocracies, which are really still in 
their infant .stages. Palestine had its 
first elections a year ago while Israel's 
47-year old government has no con- 
stitution and openly treats its Muslim 
citizens as second class. 

In the end, the whole peace pro- 
cess is well-intentioned. Unfortu- 
nately, there is little guarantee that the 

Mumia's bandwagon carries 
many ill-informed followers 


How do we solve the problem of 

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, Mumia 
Abu-Jamal, convicted murderer (as the 
anti-Mumia forces like to say) and ex- 
President of the Philadelphia Black 
Journalists Association (as the pro- 
Mumia forces will tell you) is back in 
the news yet again. I wish both sides 
would just shut up. Should Mumia be 
executed? No. Is he innocent? I'm not 
sure. Is Mumia Abu-Jamal one of the 
most annoying, self-aggrandizing 
people the left has ever fallen in love 
with? Yes! And are Mumia .support- 
ers as annoying as he is? Almost, but 
not quite. 


For those of you who haven't been 
following the newspapers, NPR, or the 
HBO special, let me bring you up to 
speed. Mumia Abu-Jamal was a re- 
spected ref)orter in Philadelphia. He 
became a MO'VE sympathizer, which 
isn't a popular position to have in the 
news media. So Mumia became a 
freelance reporter who drove a cab on 
the .side. One night, he was driving 
through Philadelphia when he saw the 
police harassing his brother. Mumia 
stopped his cab and went over to in- 
vestigate. Shots were fired. Officer 
Daniel Faulkner was dead. Mumia 
wa.s wounded in the stomach. In 19S2, 
Mumia was convicted of Faulkner's 
murder and sentenced to death. 

In the past two years, the interna- 
tional community of leftists has been 
working to overturn Mumia's sen 
tencc. I'hey claim the original trial was 
faulty, with some of the testimony 

coerced from witnesses. While they 
raise a few legitimate concerns, they 
have failed to address unanswered 
questions in their haste to deify 

For instance, why does Mumia to testify on his own behalf.' 
He still hasn't come out with his ver- 
sion of that night's events. Neither has 
his brother. I have to wonder if they 
are covering something up. Mumia is 
not a quiet guy. He's managed to re- 
lease writings and audio recordings 
since he's been incarcerated. Plenty of 
opportunities have existed for him to 
claim his innocence, especially at his 
first trial. Yet Mumia has remained 
mute. In.stead, he chooses to win sup- 
porters by talking about the racist jus- 
tice system and how he was framed 
by it. 

Even with such a glaring omi.ssion, 
Mumia partisans accept his word as 
gospel. I've generally found them to 
be an extremely ill-informed bunch, 
just jumping on the bandwagon of the 
latest leftist hero. (Poor Leonard 
Peltier! Everyone seems to have for- 
gotten about him in the stampede to 
aid Mumia). Has anyone heard one 
actually explain (with a logical an- 
swer, that is) why Mumia didn't tes- 
tify at his original trial? Rather, they 
spout propaganda on why the justice 
system is racist (when in all actuality, 
to pseudo-leftist jargon, it s more In addition, the vocal 
defenders of Mumia are MOVE mem- 
bers Philadelphians may remember 
May 13, 1985, when the city dropped 
a bomb on the MOVE compound at 
Osage Avenue, killed all but two 
MOVE members, and burned down 
blocks of in the process. It 
was a horrible thing for the city to do. 
but at the same time, it's not as if 
MOVE members arc completely in- 
nocent as well. After all. the whole 
rea.son Philadelphia police .surrounded 
the MO VI-; house is because they built 
a barracks on the roof, equipped with 

a public address system to broadcast 
curses at the neighbors. MOVE chil- 
dren raised in the hi^usc didnl have 
the best life, either. Birdie Africa, the 
only one to survive, has told how thcv 
were fed little more than raw veg- 
etables. When he was rescued from the, authorities underestimated his 
age because he was so tiny and thin 
from his diet. Besides all that, just try 
asking a MOVE follower what MOVl'; 
is all about. Be prepared to sit through 
a long, loud diatribe that will confuse 
more than it will enlighten. 

The thing that really ticks me oft 
about Mumiaheads is that they refuse 
to work toward changing the system 
Listening to them, you'd think the only 
person on death row in Pennsylvania 
was Mumia Abu-Jamal. When Gov- 
ernor Ridge began executions year 
after a decades-long lapse, nary a 
whisper was raised in protest from the 
Mumia crowd. Apparently, they fail to 
see how removing capital punishment 
from the justice system would benefit 
Mumia. I've also gathered from them 
that the only way to work towards 
equalizing ju.stice in this nation is 
to shout through megaphones about 
Mumia. It's too easy to overlook 
the fact that many others are or have 
been in situations similar to his-but 
without all the publicity 

What makes Mumia so special is 
his ability to B.S. He's managed to 
convince many people of his inno 
cence without saying a word. And 
while I do think he deserves a new 
trial, I dearly hope that it will be a fair 
trial, where both sides present an ac- 
tual defense, not propaganda But it's 
just easier to create a circus without 
thought. And in the end, Mumia and 
his supporters merely perpetuate the 
injustices in the system by centering 
their cause around this one mysteri 
ous, enigmatic figure instead of try 
ing to help the less-romantic, less ar 
ticulate inn(x:ents who truly have been 
treated badly by the iiistice system 

countries involved will live up to their 
commitments While peace seems to 
be in the best interest of everyone in- 
volved, no political structures are in 
place to insure future compliance II 
Jordan's King Hussein or Egypt's 
Hosni Mubarak are succeeded by less 
accommodating figures, years of 
progress could vanish instantaneously. 
Indeed, this current uprising might not 
have come about if Shimon Peres 
hadn't lost the election. But these 
things happen, and any real solution 
should make the necessary allow- 

In anticipation for this most recent 
meeting. Bill Clintt)n said that he was 
"prepared to do everything" in his 
power to help promote the peace pro- 
cess. But there really isn't a whole 
lot that can be done. Arafat and 

Netanyahu will act diplomatically in 
the U.S., but they will then return 
home and speak the same language 
they've been speaking loi their entire 
political careers. 

Providing a forum lo gloss over 
their differences may be the most Mr. 
Clinton can do He certainly won't 
take a hard line against the Israelis 
before the upcoming elections and it's 
doubtful that he would slight the Pal- 
estinians, fearing more violence. 

I'hus, the Middle Last will be left 
to sort things out for themselves. 
That's probably the way it should be. 
If any agreements are going to have a 
lasting effect, they will have to come 
with the popular support of each 
county's populations Unfortunately, 
neither side has a hint of true recon- 

Negative advertising 
acts as a deterrent 


It'sKp m. Monday night. Em gel- 
ting ready to watch "Monday Night 
football." My team^ — the Eagles — is 
playing, so my emotions are pumping, 
mainly due to the testosterone fren/y 
that takes place right before my team 
plays. Anyway, I sit down to watch 
the pre-game shows and, as 1 turn on 
the television, I find images of a presi- 
dential candidate flashed on the 
screen. The pictures fade in and then 
fade out in a sort ot melodramatic 
montage. An overdubbed voice is tell- 
ing me the candidate is a "closet lib- 
eral." Live minutes later, anothercom- 
mercial comes on, this time attacking 
the'other candidate Using similar 
techniques, this commercial tells me 
the candidate was not a "man of the 
past" nor will he he the "man of the 
future" Here 1 am getting ready for 
exciting professional football, and I 
have to put up with these two-bit, his- 
trionic commercials. Nothing like 
negative advertising to put a dampei 
on your pre-game festivities. 

Negative advertising has become 
a trademark of any type of political 
battle, from national to local races. In 
our hyper-media s(Kiety. where the 
average person watches a couple of 
hours of television per day, the aggres- 
sive political candidate is often the one 
who wins the race to the voting booth, 
while the hesistant candidate is left 
somewhere along the way This is 
why it is no longer abnormal to see 
candidates trying to tell the often 
naive, always aggressive, public why 
their competition is evil Mudsling 
ing has become a given m the politi 
cal world, as seen in the ever-obtru 
sive political media 

Negative advertising can prove 
beneficial to the attacking candidate 
Why not attack your opponent on na- 
tional television right before Monday 
Night Football, when millions of 
people are watching.' Football fans, 
like most Americans, love a good spit 
in-your-face. stepon-your-feet, chin 
to-chin, name calling contest So why 
not give them what they want' Call 
Bill Clinton a "closet liberal " Tell 
the public that Bob Dole is no 'man 
lor the future." All this name calling 
might even win some votes in the pro 
cess. For in politics, sticks and stones 
will break bones, but names can often 
cause damage to campaigns 

If candidates would ever look at 
studies done on negative advertising, 
however, they will find that it can of- 
ten do more harm than good In most 
studies, researchers find that negative 
advertising has some backlash effects. 
It may win some votes, but it ma\ lose 
even more 

Ihe mainstream media tends to 
jump on accusations often found in 
negative advertising. And once the 
media takes something, more often 
than not it just grows and grows and 
grows. Eventually, what were letl 
with is a political race which 
on Ihe shortcomings anti negative ac- 
tions of each c.indidate We end up 
with empty candidates, only filled 
with the empty media-sustained rheto- 
ric of their opponent 

I know when I come acioss an at- 
tack on another candidate, I usually 
lust tune out what I'm hearing and 
seeing If anything, it |ust deters me 
from listening lo anything that the at- 
tacking candidate might say. whether 
It is negative or positive Negative 
.idverlisingonly pushes me away Irom 
the political arena, forcing me tn lose 
sight of Ihc issues constructing the 
political landscape of an eleclion. And 
I don't think I'm the only one who 
feels this way 

During campaigns. 1 don t want to 
hear why so-and-so is so bad, espe- 
cially coming from the mouth of so- 
and-so's opponent, who 1 know is go- 
ing lo have a slanted view of so-and- 
so If anything. I want lo know why 
Ihe opponents are so good What can 
each opponent offer me' What did 
each do that is so important? I want 
to know why I should chose one m- 
slead of learning why 1 shouldn't the other I don't want to chose 
a candidate by default That's what 
negative political advertising does to 
those of us who are forced to listen to 
It It's like admitting your guilt and 
being killed for il or proving your in- 
nocence through trial by ordeal. Ei- 
ther way. your choice leads to doom, 
.111(1 that's not a choice I want to make 

The Villanovan encourages faculty members to write opinion pieces 
about issues within their field. Call 519-7206 with any ideas. 



October 4. 1996 

Free trade debate l 
skewed by paper 


In the recent Phil.uiclphia Inquirer 
series "Anienca: Wtu) Stole tlie 
Dream?" Pulitzer Prize-winning jour 
nalists Barlett and Steele neglect the 
storv about Americas even greater 
benelits Ironi lice ti.nlc in the long run 

Although the Philadelphia 
Inquirer's editors and reporters are 
generally to the lelt ol comrade 
Lenin "s Politburo, this is not simply 
an issue that cleanly divides Ameri- 
cans down party lines It cannot be 
because it is tar more important than 
mere rhetoric. These liberal reporters 
have touched on an issue that rever- 
berates through the heart strings ot 
even arch-conservatives like Pat There is an isolationist in 
all ol us It surlaces when we succumb 
to tin tears ot displacement from job 
tlianges will exist under every 
.system, whether tree trade or protec- 
tionist. Focusing on emotionally 
charged exceptions is no way to make 
national policy, especially when the 
U.S. sets the precedents for so much 
in the world. 

The United States "stands at the 
[i.irting of the ways," as the philoso- 
pher Immanuel Kant put it. Kant was 
clesctibing the choice between self-im- 
posing ,1 universal mora! principle or 
falling away into all other lorms of 
self-indulgent coniiuct would 
bring disorder to society. 

Fortunately, he has chosen to selt- 
impose what it sees as the best form 
of conduct that should be universalis 
followed by all n.itions With (ew re- 
maining taritfs, the United States em- 
braces free and open trade because it 
works best ti'ir most ot America now 
,iiui toi ,ill of America in the long run. 
And Anieric.i will .ittempt to show 
by its cx.iniple that free trade works 
best for all the workl This is our great- 
est nation. il endeavor as .1 new mil- 
lennium .tpproaches — for we h.i\ e the 
(tesiirn ot all nations to sfiape in mir 

Only Irom within Ameiica will the 
cause be won or lost in the debate over 
temporary trade deficits. For now, 
imports into the US are greater than 
US exports to other countries largely 
because of foreign trade barriers that 
keep U.S. products out. If other coun- 
tries saw that free trade benelitled the 
U.S., nations would be forced to act 
m their own self-interest by abolish- 
ing trade barriers. With open markets, 
U.S. exports would expand, creating 
more businesses and jobs in the US 

Fxport jobs are vital because they 
are high paying, high tech jobs, pay- 
ing 1.^ percent higher wages than av- 
erage salaries. 

Recently, there has been a trend in 
other countries increasingly towards 
.1 policv of free trade. In the last few 
years more markets have been opened, 
and since 19^3 US, exports have in 
creased 26 percent 

At this turning pi)int in economic 
history, it would be reckless to act 
rashly when U.S. manufacturing jobs 
are lost of U.S exports limi- 
tations in other countries. In the larger 
picture, there has not been that much 
of a change in our manufacturing base 
as has been portrayed in the media 

At the end of our agriculture based 
economy in l^MM), 20 percent of our 
labor force was made up of manufac- 
turing jobs. It changed to 24 percent 
in 19.S() towards peak of an industrial 

Now. as the evolution of our ser- 
vice based economy is nearly com- 
pleted, people have understandably 
shifted away from manufacturing jobs, 
ie.iving its share of the workforce at a 
slightiv lower lb percent As of Au- 
gust l'>Mb. industrial production has 
risen 2h.9 percent since 1*^)87 while 
Japan's is at most 17 percent. As an 
information based economy emerges 
in the future, the U.S., for the first time 
in a long while, is uniquely positioned 
in the world to take advantage of its 
superiority in that emerging industry, 
but onlv if free trade allows 

School spirit at 
athletic events 
needs boost 

To the Editor: 

While rellecting on my Ireshman 
year, 1 noticed that school spirit was 
lacking at athletic events. While I 
appreciate what an organization such 
as The Basketball dub has done, 1 feel 
that there is much room for improve- 

While 1 love the antics of Crazy 
Chris, wouldn't il be nice to have the 
entire student section displaying that 
kind of enthusiasm. This has never 
been more evident than now with our 
greatly improved ftK)tball team garner- 
ing such little support. Wouldn't it be 
nice if we could give our football team 
the home field advantage it rightfully 

lake, for example, Duke Univer- 
sity, where before each game the stu- 
dents transform themselves into the 
"Cameron Crazies " This cheering 
section makes Cameron Indoor one of 
the most feared arenas in the country 
Ihis is what we need here at Villanova. 

Look for the fan Revolution, 
Homecoming '^6, from the "Superfan 

Stanley Toll 

Tougher classes 
crucial to ending 
alcohol problem 

To the Editor: 

The solutions proposed so far con- 
cerning undergraduate alcohol abuse, 
that is, "changing norms," do not go 
tar enough concerning academics. 

supposedly the main impetus for at- 
tending a university However, at the 
same time the administration refuses 
to change existing structures which 
create a state of expected student irre 

Alcohol abuse exists on this cam- 
pus because a number of academic 
majors/programs are so lacking in 
rigor that one could, throughout all 
four years, drink irresponsibly but still 
manage to receive decent grades. The 
personal abilities and responsibilities 
are not challenged frequently enough 
in the academic settings of a large 
number of classes at this school. In 
fact, because the various academic 
programs and classes available are not 
of equal rigor, it seems that students 
actually seek out those courses and 
majors of the most overall simplicity 
in order to allow time for their alco- 
hol abuse. College is not meant to be 
complete fun; it is a place where learn- 
ing through hard work should take 

The faculty also need to be more 
responsible regarding the instruction 
of students. If a student does not pass 
an exam or hand in an assignment on 
time, because they were inebriated the 
past few week nights and "are sorry 
but they just didn't have time to get 
the project done," fail them for this 
poor excuse and offer them no second 
chances. Let them be put on academic 
probation, and be given the boot from 
the university. If a student comes into 
class and answers a simple question 
irom the assigned readings with "Uh, 
veah, y'know the character was like 
happy," the professor should flat out 
tell him/her, 'You are wrong," as the 
student jokes with the student next to 
him/her, "Huh, Huh. I didn't read this. 
1 had to go to Smokes." Granted, 
someone is unlikely to report to the 
professor, "I am a binge drinker, and I 
don't care about this course," so the 
faculty will have to be fairly tough 
with everyone. Dr Neville is quoted 
in the previous issue of The Villano- 
van as stating, "Professors need t(^ stop 
thinking this (dealing with alcohol is- 

sues] isn't part of their duties," but it 
isn't part of their duties Surely, thev 
should recognize the problem, but they 
should only keep course procedures 
the same or make them tougher be- 
cause of it. 

In contrast to this, the university 
must change a number of both osten- 
sible and subtle structures which pro- 
mote an expectation of irresponsibil- 
ity on campus. These structures are 
based tenuously upon an unestab- 
lished fear of those new to the univer- 
sity. There are great number of ex- 
amples. The original plans for home- 
coming were based upon a fear that 
the undergrads who are illegal drink- 
ers would drink heavily, yet home- 
coming has not even happened yet this 
year. The university limits building 
access out of an unestablished fear ol 
vandalism and "overt sexual activity " 
No one is allowed to drive on campus 
without first passing through the gates 
of Peter. And how about those fences? 
A "walk this way" mentality has been 

The administration has quietly set 
up fences as another example of ex- 
pecting big trouble with. OH NO, the 
creation of dirt trails on the precious 
lawns and jaywalking. Specifically, 
this was done recently at St. Thomas 
Church and Stanford and also at St 
Mary's opposite the law school which 
has no fence. Lastly, going beyond our 
campus, the local governments live in 
fear of us. 

Radnor patrol cars show up on 
campus for no particular reason, just 
waiting for trouble. All that all of this 
does is create a mal air whereby stu- 
dents are encouraged to drink and 
drink well. 

In summary, Villanova University 
must, in order to combat alcohol 
abuse, become tougher academically 
and more lenient with other restric- 
tions. Always the underdog, Villanova 
students. Let's show them what we've 

Joseph Martin 
Class of 1998 

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Oct. 4 

Visiting Scholar 

Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar. 
Di. Darcy B. Kcllcy will hold otticc 
hours in the F-cdigan Room from 9:30 
- 11:30 a.m. l)r Kcllcy "s primary re- 
search interests have to do with ncu 
roscience. Any students interested in 
speaking with her privately are en- 
couraged to attend. 

A pizza-soda reception will be held 
in Mendel 10.^ lor all undergraduate 
students from noon - \ M) p.m Ihc 
topic oi discussion with Dr. Kcllcy is 
"What's It Like Being a Scientist." At 
2:30 Dr Kcllcy will give a lecture en- 
titled '■CJcnerating the Male and Ic- 
malc Brains" in Mendel 158. Arecep- 
tion will follow. 

C&F Breakfast 

All are welcome to the Commerce 
and Finance Breakfast on Friday, Oct 
4 from cS a.m. - 10:30 a.m. on the third 
floor of Bartley Hall. This is a great 
opportunity to meet faculty and other 

Rita Chapel Iroin 730 p.m.-S:30 p.m. 
(Alter the (i p m Mass). For more in- 
tormation call Beth Massel at 519- 
40HK OI I'hilip Braun at (home) 610- 
260-052H, (work) 215-()52-OS54. 


Ihc third annual Chi-Olympics 
will be held on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 1 
p m. on Shcehan Beach Pr(K'eeds ben- 
efit Special Olympics $50 per team 
to enter; free t-shirts and cash prizes. 

Oct. 7 

Oct. 5 

AnineSIA 3 

Entrance yoursclt iii ihc piilsaling 
music of the Big Apple's phattest 
sounds. Belle Air Nightclub. 10 p m 
- 2 a.m., $3 at the door ,'\iiy ques- 
tions please contact the ASA voice 
mail at x82138. 

Operation Smile 

Operation smile is a non-ropfit 
organization that sends doctors to 
impoverished parts of the world to 
do corrective surgery on children 
with devestating facial deformities 
and tumors. This Monday, Oct. 7 at 
6:30 p.m. in St. Rita's Chapel, Hosea 
Villega will be speaking about his 
experience with Operation Smile, 
lie is a former patient who has an 
incredible stt)ry to tell. Please join 
us and learn about the organization 
itself, as well as the new group that 
is forming on campus to support this 
cause. If vouhave any questions 
please call F.lena at 520-2510. 

Exam Prep Workshop 

Troubled by True/False, mystified 
bv Multiple Choice, exasperated by 
Essay Exams? Dr. Reilly will offer 
an Exam Prep and Test-Taking Work- 
shop this Monday, Oct. 7, from 3:30 - 
4:20 p.m in the Counseling Center, 
Room 106 Corr Hall The workshop 
IS free and no sign up is necessary. 

to be involved but can 1 make the 
meeting, please call Giuliaat xl52K3. 

Oct. 21 

Irish Lecture 

John Gray, Librarian of the Linen 
Hall Library, will lecture on Monday, 
Oct. 2 1 , at 7 p.m. in Room 3(M) of the 
Liberal Arts Center. Mr. Gray's lec- 
ture is entitled, "Resurrecting Mary 
Anne McCracken, a Belfast Revolu- 
titmary and Pioneer of Women's 
Rights." The lecture is co-sponsored 
by Falvey Library and the Irish Stud- 
ies Program. 

Oct. 23 

Spring Service Trips 

Campus Mini.stry will sponsor an 
informational meeting to present an 
overview of the two volunteer service 
trips that will take place over the 
Spring Break. These trips will serve 
permanently established missions in 
Oaxaca (in the west) and Merida (in 
the east). Applications for the trips 
will be given out this night. Meeting 
date: Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m. 
in Connelly Cinema. This will be the 
ONLY informational meeting for the 
Mexico Mission Service Trips. 

Oct. 24 

Icrinincd by availability ot funds and 
qualifications of applicants. 

Christian Leader Re- 

A one day retreat on Christian lead- 
ership will be held on Saturday, Oct 
26. Students will get a chance to rc- 
llect on their own skills and limita- 
tions as leaders, to envision the future 
of the programs they are involved in, 
and to set concrete plans to reach their 
desired goals. 

Retreat Team 

In order to include more people on 
the Awaken Retreat teams, we are for- 
mulating a list of all those individuals 
who are interested in leading a retreat. 
This ft)rm is not a guarantee that some- 
one will be chosen to lead a retreat 
but rather a way of making the inter- 
est to be on a team known. Some re- 
treat experience either in high school 
or at Villanova is preferred. Please fill 
out a "Retreat team interest form in 
the Campus Ministry office in St. 
Rita's hall or call Linda Jaczynski at 

Winter Service Trip 

From Dec. 28 - Jan. 1 1 a group of 
12 Villanova students will be build- 
ing the foundation for a community 
center in a village 12 miles south of 
Managua, Nicaragua. Application and 
information sheets available in Cam- 
pus Ministry and are due Oct. 4 at 
noon. Open to engineers and Span- 
ish-speaking students. 

Lab Safety Workshop Bread for the World 

On Saturday. Oct ^^i. students are 
invited to participate in a free one-day 
lab safety seminar presented by Dr 
James A Kaufman, the nations lead- 
ing authorilv on safety in academic 
laboratories If you would like to at- 
tend, please c.ill Amelia Hollingcr at 
the Villanova I-nvironmcntal Health 
and Salety Office at x7S3S. Places 
should be reserved by Sept. 30. Re- 
freshments will be ser\ed Any ques- 
tions, call Dr K.iutmanal l-K(M»-647- 
1977 or E-m.iil t<> l.ibs.ittc/ 

Members n\ Bread for the World 
will meet in the Center for Peace and 
justice Education (basement of 
Sullivan Hall) on Oct 7 at 5 p.m. If 
you have any questions or are inter- 
ested in Bread for the World but cant 
make the meeting please call Chrissy 
at x 15201. 

Oct. 9 

Oct. 6 

Community Meeting 

There will be an open coniinmiiu 
meeting on Sunday, Oct. 6 from 7:30 
pm to'J'^Opm in the Honors Scmi 
nar Room (SAC). Ihc topic of dis 
cussion will be: Does the campus 
communitv have a responsibility w itli 
regard to Rohpynol (the dale rape 
drug) and if there is such a broad based 
responsibility, what can the commu 
nity as a whole do.' All interested 
persons arc invited to attend. The 
meeting is being called by Dr (iaile 

Alumni/ae Faith Shar- 
ing (iroup 

Anew opiiorlunitv is being offered 
for graduates ,111(1 friends who want to 
share the challenges and opportunities 
that the )<Miinev of faith has presented 
in the world after graduation in par 
ticular the group will be focused on 
failli sharing .ind dialogue m the Ro 
man (..ithoiic tradition Alumni, iiac 
and friends are invited to attend an in 
formational meeting on Oct 6 in St 

Seamus Heaney Poetry 

Tickets for the Nov 1 4 reading by 
Nobel Pri/e-winning poet Seamus 
llcaiicy will be on sale in the lobby of 
the ( "onnellv Center from Wednes<lay, 
Oct. '' to Iriday, Oct II lickels arc 
$5 for students and $10 for all others. 
Proceeds will benefit a study in-lre- 
l.ind scholarship fund. 

HIV Testing 

The Villanova University AIDS 
Task Force is sponsoring a free, 
anonymous HIV testing (^n Wednes- 
day. Oct 9 The Delaware County 
AIDS Network will be at the Health 
Center from 10 am until 2:40 p.m. If 
interested, please call x94070 to make 
an appointment 

Hunger Awareness 

Committee members for Hunger 
Awareness Week will be meeting on 
Wednesday. Oct. 9 at 7.^0 p m. in the 
North l/iunge of Dougherty Hall If 
you have any iiiiestions or would like 

Grad School Forum 

Ihe Graduate and Professional 
School Admissions Forum will be 
held on Thursday, Oct. 24 in Founders 
Hall at Haverford College. Admis- 
sions Forum: From 3 - 6 p.m. repre- 
sentatives from HK) institutions will 
be available to informally meet with 
students to discuss programs and ad- 
missions requirements. Informational 
Sessions: Workshops will be con- 
ducted, concurrent with the forum, on 
the following topics: managing the 
application process (3 p.m.), financ- 
ing your graduate or professional 
school education (4 p.m ) and writing 
graduate sch(Mil admissions essays (5 
p m ) Ihis (?vent is co-sponsored by 
the Career Planning and Placement 
Offices of Villanova, BrynMawr' 
Haverford, Roscmont and Swathmorc 
College. Stop by CP&P (Corr Hall 
basement, x4060) for a list of partici- 
pating schools. 

Register to Vote! 

A voter registration drive will be 
conducted by the Political Awareness 
U-ague next week in Connelly Plaza. 
Federal Forms will be available for 
registration for any state. Also, a sign- 
up list will be present to participate in 
a Voter Shuttle Program to the IcKa! 
polling places. 

arc available to those with financial 
difficulties. For more information call 
Linda Jaczynski at 519-6699. 

Attention Qualified 

The Uiwer Merion Symphony in- 
vites Villanova's musicians to attend 
rehearsals on Wednesday evenings 
from K to 10 p.m. They take place in 
the McShain Auditorium on 
Rosemont College. For information, 
call Elliot Levioff at (215) 473-9013. 

Gay/Lesbian Support 

Students who are gay, lesbian, bi- 
sexual or are questioning their sexual 
identity can call x 96{M), then voice 
mailbox #85443 to get information on 
Villanova's informal suppt)rt group for 
homosexuals and bisexuals. All calls 
will be confidential and, if sincere, 
will be returned within 24 hours. 


The Democratic Socialists of 
America will meet on Thursday, Oct. 
27 at 8 p.m. in the Center for Peace 
and Justice Education. DSA is a po- 
litical organization which fights for so- 
cial and economic equality for all. 


The Villanova Feminist Coalition 
will meet on Thursdays at 5 p.m. in 
the Center for Peace and Justice Edu- 
cation (located in the basement of 
Sullivan Hall). All students interested 
in issues of gender and justice are 
welcome to attend. For more infor- 
mation call ext. 94608. 


Mulhearn Scholarship 

The Alice Mulhearn Scholarship 
has been established to provide 
assitance to children of Villanova 
alumni with demonstrated financial 
need. Applicants must be full-time, 
undergraduates who are maintaining 
a CiPA of 3 50 or better and currently 
enrolled in a program leading to a 
bachelor's degree Applications may 
be obtained from the Office of Finan 
cial Assistance and returned there by 
Oct 28 The scholarship will be 
awarded for the 1996-97 academic 
year, but mav be renewed for subse 
queni years, providing the recipient 
continues to meet eligibility and the 
availability of funds. The number of 
awards and the amounts will be de- 

HEC Retreat 

Students, faculty, staff and neigh- 
bors are welcomed and needed to 
work on the upcoming HEC retreat 
( Handicapped Enamnter Christ) spon 
sored by Campus Ministry. HEC is 
an unique and exciting experience 
which brings together physically dis- 
abled and non-disabled persons to 
share each others' lives in an atmo- 
sphere of Christian community. The 
retreat will take place on the weekend 
of Nov. 16-18 ending around 2 p.m. 
on Sunday. For further information, 
drop by Campus Ministry during the 
day or call 519-4080. 

Senior Service 

Have you decided what you will 
be doing once you graduate? Consider 
the possibility of "giving back" a year 
of service by volunteering and shar- 
ing your gifts with the poor of the US 
or overseas ITiere are literally thou- 
sands of volunteer placements avail- 
able. For more information, see Bar- 
bara Haenn in the Campus Ministry 
office. St Rita's Hall. An appointment 
calendar is right outside her office 

Retreat Sign-Ups 

Sign ups for each retreat begin six 
weeks before each retreat You can 
sign up by stopping by the Campus 
Ministry office in St Rita's Hall and 
filing out a regi.stration form The cost 
of most weekend retreats is ,$40 for 
the weekend, and one day retreats cost 
$ 1 A limited numlx^r of scholarships 

Used Eyeglasses 

For this school year. Campus Min- 
istry will be collecting used (but in 
good condition) eyeglasses that will 
be sent to New Eyes for the Needy, 
Short Hills. NJ 07078. The glasses 
will be distributed to people in devel- 
oping countries. Eyeglasses may be 
brought to the Campus Ministry Of- 
fice in St. Rita's Hall or to the Sunday 
evening liturgies and left in the Sac- 
risty. Thank you. 

Writing Center 

The Writing Center has opened its 
doors yet again! Make your appoint- 
ments now! Office hours are Sunday 
through Thursday, 1:30 to 9:30 p.m. 
and Friday 1.30 to 5:30 p.m. We are 
IfK-ated in 202 Old Falvey If you have 
any questions or would like to make 
an appointment, call x94604 

Prospective Grads 

Full-time undergraduates who ex- 
pect to receive degrees in December 
1*W6 or in May 1997 are reminded that 
they sh(^uld complete a "Prospective 
Cjraduate" card in the Registrar's Of- 
fice as .soon as possible. These cards 
arc essential to a.ssure that names ap- 
pear in Commencement Program and 
on diplomas exactly according to stu- 
dents' wishes Completion of the card 
doesn't guarantee graduation, but it is 
very important for those who do 
graduate! Names of students who 
have submitted "Prospective Gradu- 
ate" cards are posted outside the 
Registrar's Office, 203Tolentine Hall. 
Thank ycni! 

Growing in Faith 

A relaxed and informal time to gel 
to know other students, share and grow 
in our faith. There is a talk, discus- 
siim groups and some prayer It is like 
a mini-retreat every Monday night 
from 8-9:15 p.m. in St. Rita's Chapel. 
Sfxmsored bv Campus Ministry. 




Trip to Israel puts headlines into perspective 


Editor in C'hii't 

As I watch the daily reports of the 
violence that is occurring in Israel, 1 
feel a special connection to the events 
that have grabbed the world's atten- 
tion. For me, the Arab/Israeli conflict 
is no longer a distant, inexplicable af- 
fair that seems to heat up every nine 
or 10 months. Instead, because of an 
opportunity I was lucky enough to be 
offered, I now can place the day's 
headlines into some perspective. 

As one of 14 college newspaper 
editors selected by the Anti-Defama- 
tion League for an all-expense paid 
trip to Poland and Israel, 1 was given 
the chance of a lifetime to visit a place 
that has been among the world's most 
important and yet most misunderstood 
areas throughout all of history. 

In retrospect, one of the most 
amazing parts of the trip was a meet- 
ing the group had with Salah Tamari, 
a council member of the Palestinian 
Authority. Tamari, an impassioned 
and eloquent speaker, had been a 
member of the Palestinian Liberation 
Organization since he was 15 years old 
and had dedicated his life to the cre- 
ation of a state of Palestine. 

Unlike the Israeli politicians we 
had met, Tamari spoke as though his 
life depended on his cause, and, al- 
though he definitely chose his words 
judiciously, he did not pull any 
punches. He referred to the Israelis 
as "intruders" on his people's land. In 
fact, he claimed that the only reason 
the two sides ever engaged in dia- 
logues was because "we were unable 
to push them into the sea, and they 
were unable to push us into the desert. " 

Of particular importance were 
Tamari's thoughts on the peace pro- 
cess. It was his opinion that Israel had 
not met its responsibilities under the recent peace accords, including 
tree entry and exit for Palestinians 
from their settlements and the allow- 
ance for self-governance within Arab 
areas. He predicted, if progress were 
not made on these issues, violence 
would erupt within the month. 

Tamari made that claim on Aug. 
23, and, little more than one month 
later, violence did indeed erupt in the 
West Bank and (Jaza Strip. 

Ostensibly, this violence was the 
result of Israel's decision to open a 
new gate to an underground tunnel that 
runs parallel to the Temple Mount area 
of Jerusalem, an area that contains the 
Dome of the Rock and the Al Aqsa 
Mosque, making it the third holiest 
site of Islam. However, when put in 
the perspective of Tamari's words, it 
becomes apparent that the tunnel 
opening was merely a flashp<Mnt rather 
than a cause*for the violence. Ten- 
sions had been building up for months. 

It is easy to blame these tensions 
on the Israel's Netanyahu govern- 
ment, which has often been charac- 
terized in the western press as belli- 
cose, but such a simplification reveals 
an ignorance of geography and his- 
tory on the part of westerners in gen- 

For Israel, geography is destiny. 
The country's tiny size leaves Israel 
vulnerable to its neighboring nations 
with whom, even in the best of times, 
relations have been tenuous. If the 
West Bank were removed from Israel, 
the country would only stretch nine 
miles across at its most narrow point. 

Israeli stholar addresses 
terrorism in the media 


Assistant Features Editor 

"This is not like the real world," 
Dr. Saul Zadka commented as he 
roamed Villanova's campus this past 
Tuesday. "If I were a student here. 1 
would probably lose my of re- 
ality. " 

Zadka's words could not have 
been more ironic. The Israeli jour- 
nalist visited Villanova this week, not 
for a tour of its idyllic grounds, but 
to speak on a matter that has become 
increasingly important to the general 
public — terrorism in the media. 

Dr. Zadka is an international com- 
munications scholar and was born in 
Jeru.salem, where he currently re- 
sides. He has worked extensively in 
radio broadcasting and for newspa- 
pers throughout Europe and the 
Middle Flast and is a former consult- 
ant on Middle Eastern Affairs for 

"Media coverage of terrorism is 
often ba.sed on the sympathy of the 
individual journalist." Zadka said 
"Since most reporters have an inher 
ent personal bias towards political is- 
sues. 1 do not believe the media can 
ever Ix: completely objective in its as- 
sessment of these situations" 

One of the situations that Zadka 
is referring to is the current turmoil 
besieging the Middle East. Tempers 
have flared between Israel and Pal 
estine since last week, when Israeli 
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu 
opened a tourist tunnel thai runs be 
neath a Muslim temple in Jerusalem 
The opening of the tunnel an- 
gered Palestinians, who exchanged 
fire with Israeli troops, leaving 70 
people from both camps dead Both 
Netanyahu and Palestinian leader 
Yasir Arafat are in Washington this 
week to meet with President Clinton 
in efforts to bring peace to the area 
The lournalist believes that many 

Israelis are {pessimistic about the re- 
cent outbreak of violence 

"Cynicism can be the last result 
of anyone living in Israel who has 
something left between his cars." 
Zadka said. 

Zadka feels that popular newspa- 
pers in America and in other parts of 
the world tend to support Israel's 
cause. "Tabloid news is all about 
seeking sensationalism. Israel pro- 
vides this — both good and bad. The 
press is not involved in political, 
ideological, and religious issues; 
most readers are not sophisticated 
enough to understand these things," 
he said. " It appears that the Ameri- 
can press has strong feelings of re- 
vulsion for Muslim extremism, a po- 
sition Israel is in accordance with." 

Zadka is in favor of media cover- 
age of terrorist acts because he feels 
that many terrorists seek media at- 
tention to further their "As 
terrorists become more sensitive to 
negative media coverage, they will 
most likely soften their tactics in or 
(ler to gain greater acceptance from 
the public " 

Zadka feels that Western media 
does not give equal c<'»vcrage to ail 
of the world s trouble areas "Pol it i 
cal and economic factors weigh 
heavily in the decision to cover a par- 
ticular situation," he said. " Who is 
to say that my blood is redder than 
yours? The media has a duty to in- 
form the public of all conflicts as thev 
evolve, not just their eventual erup- 

The Israeli scholar also offered his 
predictions for future media cover- 
age of the Middle F,ast conflict. "Ex- 
pect the media to be busy ovei the 
next few years with this issue, 
whether the peace talks are success 
fill or not. Journalist hacks often 
make stories out of nothing Ihev 
lend lo make Ihmgs happen " 

The strategic value of this land is very 
obvious, as is Netanyahu's reluctance 
to give the Palestinians self-rule in this 
area, particularly in light of their his- 
torical coziness with the governments 
of Syria and Jordan 

This slightness of size was one of 
the first things that struck me during 
the trip. As we relaxed on the beaches 
of the Mediterranean m Tel Aviv. 1 
noticed that every hall hour or so. Is- 
raeli jets streaked across the sky. Af- 
ter this happened a few times, I asked 
our guide why they always traveled 
in a North/South direction. His an- 

swer really put the country's size in 
perspective. He said the jets could not 
fly laterally because Israel's width is 
st) small that any .ittempt at blast /West 
flight would result in crossing into 
Syrian air space. 

Historically, Israel also has a good 
foundation for its national paranoia. 
When the United Nations partitioned 
the British possession of Palestine at 
the end of World War 11, one half of 
the land was set aside for a Palestin- 
ian state and the other half was to be 
made into an Israeli state. Although 
not exactly pleased with the set-up, the 

Israelis acce[)tcii the plan, but each of 
their neighbors mounted attacks on 
the new nation The next 50 years of 
(he nation's history would be spent 
in a nearly constant battle for survival 
1 he insights 1 gamed into llie head 
lines that have held the world's atten- 
tion for the past two weeks have 
helped me better understand the Is- 
raeli/Palestinian conflict were the re- 
sult of living among the people who 
live it day in and day out. From now 
on, 1 will know that the troubles in this 
region arc far more complex than they 
seem in a five minute piece (ui the six 
o'clock news. 

Fall fashion: what's hot and what's not 


Staff Reporter 

Audacious, retro, understated or 
flashy, fashion this fall is a smorgas- 
bord of ideas designed to help you 
welcome the season in style — what- 
ever your style is. 

What does the new fashion season 
have in store for you? According to 
the September issue of Glamour 
magazine, "streamlined shapes that 
flaunt every curve; falling hemlines, 
from knee to calf and longer '70s-in- 
spired styling; and sumptuous textures 
that include soft leathers and suedes, 
rich velvets, plush faux furs, comfy, 
cozy rib knits and pants in a range of 
updated shapes and fabrics. ' 

This sea.son is going to be a "long" 
one. Designers have brought back a 
'70s style this fall that reintroduces the 
"long and lean" look. 

The latest trend in pants is long and 
slim through the hip and thigh, with a 
slightly flared leg. Pants that have 
turncd-up hems and a little extra leg 
room at the ankle arc another hot item, 
appealing for their ability to give off a 
taller look that accentuates your waist- 

Form-fitted knits and shapely cut 
shirts are a good choice to maintain 
this falls slim look, especially if your 
top half is your slimmer half. Deep V- 
nccklincs give the illusion 

If the slim look isn't for you, big 
ribbed sweaters, V-neck sweaters, cor- 
duroy shirts and jackets or a casual 
flannel shirt wrapped around your 
waist are still considered a fashion 
statement this fall. 

Cool colors to look for this fall in 
your favorite year-round fabrics from 
rayon to polyester include taupe, 
camel, chocolate, rust brown, char- 
coal, olive, red, navy, khaki and ivory. 
Accessories are making a come- 
back this season with beaded neck- 
laces, chain belts, knit caps and slen 
der .scarves. To acces.sorize any outfit 
this fall, wear shoes with square toes 
and block heels or leather boots cut 
from ankle-high to knee-length 

Military style, uniform dressing 

has been drafted into the fall mix 
Ltiok for officer's coats, brass-button 
trims, peacoats and military style jack- 
ets to make even the most subtle out- 
fit more trendy. 

Ixather is making a statement this 
fall in an array of colors such as black, 
red and brown. The latest way to wear 
leather is to accent it with a soft wool 
or velvet sweater. 

Guys can get away with wearing 
most anything this season. Kick off 
the season with the gear that best suits 
your style. The casual look is defi- 

nitely in, so get comfortable and stay 
warm with V-neck and wool sweaters, 
plaid flannel shirts, pull-overs, cordu- 
roy shirts and jackets and military 
style boots. 

In a nutshell, anything goes this 
season. From body-hugging to big and 
baggy, you can't go wrong. Be cre- 
ative with your wardrobe this fall. As 
long as you stay away from shoulder 
pads, ct)ntrasting colors and flat shoes, 
you will be able to survive this year's 
"long season " no matter what your 
size or style may be. 


Snappy fall dressers walk thniugh the quad. 

Student irked over "half-hearted his" 


Sloff Reporter 

I lave vdii ever pa.s.sed by someone 
in a hall or while walking whom you 
vaguely recall from some ex 
perience .' 1 houghts flash through your 
head: Where is he/she from'.' When dul 
1 talk to him her'' Should 1 say some 
thing? What if 1 don'l know him/her' 
What should 1 do? 

If you're like me (and most other 
people) you respond with a half 
hearted hi ITiese ill-advised and awk- 
ward attempts at communication take 
two main forms 

1 ) Ihc weak smile mostly used 
by the female members of the 
Villanova population, it is the attempt 
to placate the acquaintance when eye 
cont.icl is formed. Normally, its re- 
sjionse IS the mirror weak smile, a 
form more iing.iinly than the first. 
mainly betaiise of the awkward ind 

slow contraction phase of Ihe smile 

2) The heati nod iilili/ed by males, 
it is the attempt to distance oneself 
from the sub|ect yet form a connec 
tion, with Ihe ultimate goal to mini 
mi/e the risk of not actually knowing 
the person. A word of caution: proper 
form must be used Any quick <ir )erky 
motions could result in ridicule and, 
or injury. 

I say let's replace these socially 

accepted conventions Instead of be- 
ing cautious, let's risk looking like 
fools. Replace lliesr lechiiiques with 
a hearty handshake, hi' sure lo include 
.1 number of vigorous shakes ol the 
hand, as well as a broad, full toolhcd 
smile and several exclam.itions of joy 
You may look like a tool if you take 
my advice, but at least you'll have 
someone lo blame. 

VEG facts 

• DID YOU KNOW that you may be eating a dolphin ' Ihis week 

• VEGs concern is dolphin safely 

J WHAT CAN YOU DO' Buy only Earth Island bistilnu (I II) ap 

• proved, dolphin safe tuna 

• Urge your senators and represenlalives lo snppoit llie Doljilim I'lolei 
•lion Act S-14f)0and IIR 2XS(,, ,iiid oppose the Dolphin Death Act S-1420 
•and UK 2X23 Villanova Dining Services uses I-,1I approved tuna you 
« should too' 



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Dining services addresses concerns of student body 


Assistant Features Editor 

Recently, questions have risen 
about the specil ics of meal plans I'he 
most common complaint is lack ot 
meal plan eqiiivalencv and policies 
and hours ot the dming halls and cash 

I'lie Director of'Operati(nis for the 
Univeisitys Dining Services linio 
thy Dietzler commented on their ba- 
sic view of the meal pl.m " I'he meal 
plan is designetl w ilh the premise that 
the students eal the majority of their 
meals in the all-you-care-to-eat resi- 
dent dining halls," said Dietzler. 

The resident dining halls include 
the newly-renovated Donahue Hall. 
Dougherty Hail, and St. Mary Hall 
According to Dining .Services, the 
meal plan equivalency is designed to 
supplement and .idil tlexibility to the 
standard plan 1 he meal plan equiva- 
lency program will, at certain hours, 
allow a student to substitute food from 
one of the cash facilities up to a pre^ 
set price, after which they must use 
their food points. The cash operation 
facilities such as the Belle Air Terrace 
and the Corner (irille are not designed 
to handle the large amounts of food 
and patrons that the resident dining 
halls can. I'his is why Dining .Services 
has selected only certain hours for the 
facilities to accept equivalency points. 

"When meal plan equivalency 
hours are developed, they are based 
on when the peak service periods are 
for resident students, commuting stu- 
dents, faculty and staff," said Dietzler 
He cites this as the major reason for 
the changes in the hours at the Bell 
Air Terrace and Cafe JBarlley from 
previous years. If these places were 
to accept meal plan equivalency at 

lliose hours, more complex problems 
could develop such as overcrowding 
and long waits. 

The hours of acceptance lor meal 
[)l.iii equivalency was one ol the ma- 
jor complaints raised against Dining 
Services recently. Letters to the Hdi- 
tor have appeared in Tfu- Villamnun 
and the Connelly Center has also re- 
ceived complaints and suggestions 
Irom students relating to the meal plan 
equiv.ilency's availability, or lack 
iheieof As for the reduced hours ol 
acceptance on the weekend. Dining 
Services has promised to investigate 
that complaint further. 

Questions about meal plan equiva- 
lency acceptance times leads into the 
general question concerning the hours 
of operation at the resident dining 
halls. Tfie hours for meals at the din- 
ing halls has been increased from last 

Dining services is looking into the 
possibility of keeping one of the resi- 
dent halls open to have a limited or 
even a full menu at any hour of the 
day, but notes that there are obvious 
problems with this option. "The din- 
ing halls need to close to reset for the 
next meal," added Diet/ler. I'his is 
one of the reasons that the other fa- 
cilities can serve during more hours 
oi the day. 

The confusion about hours is 
mostly focused around the brunch 
hours. Donahue Hall opens later this 
year that it has in the TTie main 
reason given by Mike McGuckin, the 
publicity and marketing director for 
Dining Services, is the "request for 
longer hours" made by the students. 

Both McGuckin and Dietzler as- 
sured Ihat Ihe topic of the service hours 
is being investigated. Changes could 
happen this .semester as they note the 

Greek Briefs 

ALPHA PHLs, will your dale be the Best Man on Campus at 
theBMOC Dance Friday night? Thcta brunch at Chef Carita's on 
Saturday Adopt a Highway is bright and early Sunday followed by 
founder's Day at St Joe's, (\irla, thanks for a great programming meet- 
ing last week Congratulations to Karen Buleza and Jessica 
CavuotoVillanova's newest AIDS Peer Educators. Denise Sample con- 
gratulations on your internship offers. 

Delta (iamma congratulates three of our sisters for being nominated 
as officers of the MarketmgSiKietv Llisabet Stahlgren, Anita Fresolone 
and Filaine Cici were elected as president, vicepresident and VP finance 
respectivi'lv I)(i hail an incredible Sister Retreat this Sunday. Thank 
you to Ihe sisters who planned theretreat. especially Andrea Carl. Also, 
DCj wants lo sayhow much we appreciate all that our president. Melissa 
Rogers, has done for us 

Beta I heta Pi wduld like to thank and congratulate brother Brian 
(londek, philanthropy chair, tor a job well done on the Beta Theta Pi 
Rubber Duckie Race Race V Way to go Brian on an excellent philan- 
thropy event 

( hi ( )meg.i would like to thank Andrea Blackwell for putting together 
a terrific formal this past weekend. Chi O sends out good luck wishes to 
Melissa MacIxMlan .ind all the olympiads participating in Chi Olympics 
this Suiulav Remember, all the money raised goes to Special Olympics, 
so if you haven't bought a rattle ticket yet. vou still have time. 

We had Ions ol fun at the Kappa Klassic ' fall of Men" cocktail last 
Frid.iy night! Thanks. Colleen Murphv and Katie Bader. tor putting it 
together. See everyone .Sunday at the Merion Cricket Club to celebrate 
Kappa Kappa (ianmia I ounder's Day. 

The Villanovan 1^1 Ira 

Straight from the offices of Higgitis aad T.C., 
The top ten ways to get out of yoar mifMerms . . . 

1 0. Drink yourself into a coma and wake up Oct. 21 

9. Contract a debilitating disease 

8. Oaim you never really did underhand Daylight Savings Time 

7. Make a pact with your old pal Beelasi^in) 

6. Die 

5. Say you were still in the drop/add line 

4. Join the basketball team 

3. Say you were at Fr. Stack's cocktail hour 

2. Show up naked and strung with Christmas lights 

and the No. 1 way to get out of your mid>terms . . . 

1 . Slip a C-note to Fr. Dobbin 

extension ol Dougherty's lunch hours 
as a result of student input. Students 
still have the ability to purchase food 
from 7.30 a.m. tt) 1a.m. using their 
meal points at various places, includ- 
ing the new Donahue Market. 

Change is a key word at Dining 
Services recently. While no one could 
comment on exact changes that will 
occur, they are looking forward to a 
large change in the entire meal sys- 
tem. The central component of this 

ch.mge will be renovations ot 
Dougherty Hall. I'his is slated to be- 
gin in 1^^9S. Not only will the dining 
hall change, but the entire meal plan 
could be custom made. A student 
could choose lo eat their meals around 
their own schedule and not need a 
meal plan equivalency program 

While a number of people have 
expressed their discontent with the 
current meal plan system, they can 
certainly make these complaints 

known. I'he "Speak Out" cards avail- 
able in every location can be used to 
convey a message Dining services 
can also be reached at .S 1 M-4 1 70 Stu- 
dents should also be advised that there 
will be a student access meeting on 
I'uesday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m Ihe meet- 
ing will be held in the Corner (Jrille 
in Dougherty Hall. Dietzler invites 
students at that time "to voice their 
problems or concerns with any Din- 
ing Services issue." 

Mailroom workers give quiet service 


Staff Reporter 

So many times things get accom- 
plished for people, and they never 
even know how it is done. It is sim- 
ply taken for granted. 

It is a common occurrence for uni- 
versity students to look in the mail- 
boxes every day in the hope of a let- 
ter from home, a care package, or 
even a piece of junk maiT It is a great 
feeling to know someone is thinking 
.ibout you. 

But do the students realize that the 
small measure of comfort packaged 
with the mail would not be stuffed in 
that little box without the dedication 
of the people behind the counter? 

Mailworker Charles MacFarland 
has been in the Villanova mailroom 
for 1 7 years, ever since his retirement 
as manager of the Ea-st Falls Station 
Post Office in Philadelphia. "Our pur- 
pose is to provide efficient and expe- 
dient service," .said MacFarland. 

The duties of the University 
mailroom in the basement of 
Kennedy Hall are numerous. Besides 
the approximate 3442 mailboxes in 
Kennedy, the mailworkers take 
care of 620 boxes in the West Cam- 
pus apartments. Mail and parcel post 

are received from the k)cal United 
States Post Offices. The workers must 
process it all and put it in the boxes. 
I'hey also Work with United Parcel 
Service, Federal Express and Airborn 
Express. Mail goes to students and 
University offices. 

With so much to do, sometimes it 
must be unavoidable that mail would 
not arrive on time. But when ques- 
tioned, MacFarland infested there are 
no problems worth mentioning. 

MacFarland works with colleagues 
John Sugdan and Michael Falcone. 
Both men are retired US postal em- 
ployees as well. They are veterans of 
World War II. having served overseas 
in Europe. 

Sugdan has worked at the Univer- 
sity mailrtwm for 14 years. Before he 
retired, he was a letter carrier at the 
Upper Darby post office and was in- 
\ olved in union activities. Falcone was 
a letter carrier at Southwark Station 
in Philadelphia and was involved 
with union activities. He has worked 
at the University for over 10 years 
since retirement. 

MacFarland also noted Ed Purcell 
and John MtKay to be invaluable to 
the mailroom operations. The men 
have worked with the deliveries to 
West Campus since the development 

of the apartments three years ago. 

Dominic Spedicatto and John 
(iebhardt work in the bulk mail unit. 
They assist in operations when nec- 

Students are involved with the 
mailroom also, hired part time to work 
between classes. The men "wouldn't 
be able to do the job without them, " 
said MacFarland. "We enjoy being 
with the students and providing ser- 
vice " 

Equally important is mailroom su- 
pervisor Harry Gray "We appreciate 
his kindness over the years, "said 
MacFarland. The amount of people 
that are a part of the process is innu- 
merable. So many dedicate their time 
to the mailroom, all this is for the plea- 
sure of the students. 

So the next time students stop by 
the mailro<im to look for news from 
outside the University world, hope- 
fully they will realize what they pulled 
out of the box had to first be put in 
And before that, it had to be shipped, 
sorted and prcK;es.sed. Maybe they will 
remember MacFarland, Sugdan, 
Falcone and all the others. And per- 
haps a silent thanks will be given to 
them for their dedication and commit- 
ment to bringing the students comfort 
from home. 


Mailn>om workers smile in the basement of Kennedy Hall. 

Leadership workshops improve skills 


Staff Reporter 

liir Students who are interested in 
attaining some worthwhile tips in 
skillful leailership. a series of Future 
Leadership Workshops may be of 
beneficial (iary Bonas. director of 
leadership Development, developed 
a series ot workshops to help tram 
students and faculty. 

Bonas took a new approach with 
Ihe seminars this year, offering ilit 
tereni presenters and topics for five 
seminars Upon completioir of all 
workshops, a certrfu ated is awarded 
,111(1 (locumenled on your transciipl 

"WV used to have il |llu- progr.un] 
.IS .1 u hole scnicslci prot'jarii ll vi.,is 

more demanding because it was ev 
ery Wednesday for two hours It was 
free but it gave no credit," he added 

In addition, programs are sched 
uled in the evening and take up less 
time, making it more convenient for 
all students 

The first workshop, presented In 
Sieve Merritt. Villanova s director of 
undergraduate admissions, was .i sue 
cess. The discussion, centered on 
Steve Covey's book, .SVir^ Habits of 
Ui^hlyi.f'fci live I'coplr. was attended 
by 60 students 

It w,is siiggcsled for future elected 
positions Ihal It he mandatory lo al 
lend lliese seminars for exjx'rience and 

Moil IS sees this as only the begin- 

ning "I'd like lo do more leadership 
training I'his is a viable approach 
where students pick and choose top 
ICS There are interactive sessions and 
they focus on Ihe students' ideas, " said 

these w(»rksho[is will be offered 
each semester with new topics ami 
speakers To reserve seals for future 
workshops call x'^7:S0 

I Ipcoming I xadership Workshops 
(a) Oct 2K, lime and place lo be an- 
nounced Liter, "creativity " by Melody 
lempleton. (b) Nov 6, 7 30 p.m 
Bartley 217, "Setting (ioals and At 
laming I'hem" by (iarv Bonas. and (c ) 
Noy 20, 1 M) p m West I ounge 
I )ouglierl\ Problem Solving and De- 
cision MakiiU! " In Di Bob Slokes 

October 4, 1996 


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Debate V\fatch '96 

Televised U.S. Presidential Debate 

Officially Commissioned Discussion 

Sunday, October 6th 

Connelly Center 

Belle Air Terrace 

8:30 PM 

Sponsored by: 

Political Avirareness 

519-6000 ext. 1-VOTE 
One Voice. One Vote. 

The Student Government Association Presents 

Fall Break Airport Shuttle 

October 11 - October 12 
October 20 

The student Government Association is offering transportation to Philadelphia International Airport for students, staff and 
faculty on October 11 and October 12. There will also be scheduled shuttles running on Sunday, October 20 for those 
returning from fall break. The shuttle will pick up riders at the East Main Lot (across from Jake Nevin) and on West 
Campus (Spring Mill Lot). 

Please complete the registration form below and bring it, along with your payment (in an envelope labeled Shuttle Services), to 
the Student Government Association office at 204 Dougherty Hall by Monday, October 7, at 2:00 PM. If the Student 
Government office is not open, please deposit your registration and payment in the mail slot 

After your registration is received, a shuttle schedule will be prepared and Student Government will mail you a confirmation 
ticket stating your assigned shuttie time. You will be given a ticket for that time only; space on each shuttie is limited. Shuttie 
drivers will be given a list of all riders. 

The shuttie service wiU cost students, staff and faculty $5.00 each way to the airport ($10.00 round trip). Please drop off your 
payment at the Student Government office with your registration. 
Shuttle drivers will not accept any money. You must register with Student Government by Monday, October 7. 

Please direct any questions to the Student Government Association at x97203. 

Airport Shuttle Registration 




October 11 October 12 


PICK UP I/)CA710N (circle): 

East Main Lot (Across from Jake Nevin) 

West Campus (Spring Mill Lot) 


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October 4, 1996 

October 4, 1996 


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Dining services addresses concerns of student body 


AsMsiiini h'caluivs Editor 

RccL'iilly, questions have risen 
ahoiil the speeilicsof meal plans. The 
most common complaint is lack of 
meal plan equivalency and pc^licies 
and hours ol ihe dining halls and cash 

The Director of Operations for the 
University's Dining Services Timo- 
thy Dietzier commented on their ba- 
sic view of the meal plan. "The meal 
plan is designed with the premise that 
the students eat the majority of their 
meals in the all-you-care-to-eat resi- 
dent dining halls." said Dietzier. 

The resident dining halls include 
the newly-renovated Donahue Mall. 
Dougherty Hall, and St. Mary Hall. 
According [o Dining Services, the 
meal plan equivalency is designed to 
supplement and add flexibility to the 
standard plan. The meal plan equiva- 
lency program will, at certain hours, 
allow a student to substitute food from 
one of the cash facilities up to a pre- 
set price, after which they must use 
their food points. The cash operation 
facilities such as the Belle Air lerrace 
and the Corner Grille are not designed 
to handle the large amounts of food 
and patrons that the resident dining 
halls can. This is why Dining Services 
has selected only certain hours for the 
facilities to accept equivalency points. 

"When meal plan equivalency 
hours are developed, they are based 
on when the peak service periods are 
for resident students, commuting stu- 
dents, faculty and staff," said Dietzier. 
He cites this as the major reason for 
the changes in the hours at the Bell 
Air Terrace and Cafe BarUcy from 
previous years. If these places were 
to accept meal plan equivalency at 

tlu)se hours, more complex problems 
could develop such as overcrowding 
and long wails. 

The hours of acceptance for meal 
plan equivalency was one ot the ma- 
jor complaints raised against Dining 
Services recently. Letters to the hdi- 
tor have appeared in The ViUanovan 
and the C\innelly Center has also re- 
ceived complaints and suggestions 
trom students relating to the meal plan 
equivalency's availability, or lack 
thereof. As for the reduced hours of 
acceptance on the weekend. Dining 
Services has promised to investigate 
that complaint further. 

Questions about meal plan equiva- 
lency acceptance times leads into the 
general question concerning the hours 
of operation at the resident dining 
halls. The hours for meals at the din- 
ing halls has been increased from last 

Dining services is looking into the 
possibility of keeping one of the resi- 
dent halls open to have a limited or 
even a full menu at any hour of the 
day. but notes that there are obvious 
problems with this option. "The din- 
ing halls need to close to reset for the 
next meal." added Dietzier. This is 
one of the reasons that the other fa- 
cilities can serve during more hours 
of the day. 

The confusion about hours is 
mostly focused around the brunch 
hours. Donaiuie Hall opens later this 
year that it has in the past. The main 
reason given by Mike McGuckin. the 
publicity and marketing director for 
Dining Services, is the "request for 
longer hours" made by the students. 

Both McGuckin and Dietzier as- 
sured that the topic of the service hours 
is being investigated. Changes could 
happen this semester as they note the 

Greek Briefs 

ALPHA PHl's. will your d.ile be the Best Man on Campus ;tt 
theBMOC Dance Friday night? Theta class brunch at Chef Carila's on 
Saturday. Adopt a Highway is bright and early Sunday followed hy 
Founder's Day at St. Joe's. Carla, thanks for a great programming meet- 
ing last week. Congratulations to Karen Buleza and Jessica 
CavuotoVillanovas newest AIDS Peer Educators. Denise Sample con- 
gratulations on your internship offers. 

Delta Gamma congratulates three of our sisters for being nominated 
as officers of the MarketingSociety. Elisabet Stahlgren, Anila Fresoione 
and Elaine Cici were elected as president, vicepresident and VP finance 
respectively. DG had an incredible Sister Retreat this Siindav Thank 
you to the sisters who planned theretreat, especially Andrea Carl. Also, 
DG wants to sayhow much we appreciate all that our president, Melissa 
Rogers, has done for us. 

Beta Theta Pi would like to thank and congratui.ilc biotlici 
Gondek, philanthropy chair, for a job well done on the Beta 1 Ik it I'l 
Rubber Duckie Race Race V. Way to go Brian on an excelkiu phi I. in 
thropy event. 

Chi Omega would like to thank Andrea Blackwell for putting togethci 
a terrific formal this past weekend. Chi O sends out good luck wishes to 
Melissa MacLellan and all the olympiads participating in Chi Olympics 
this Sunday. Remember, all the money raised goes to Special Olympics, 
so if you haven't bought a raffle ticket yet, you still have time. 

We had tons of fun at the Kappa Klassic "Fall of Men" cockt.iil last 
Friday night! Thanks, Colleen Murphy and Katie Bader, for putting it 
together. See everyone Sunday at the Merion Cricket Club to celebrate 
Kappa Kappa Gamma Founder's Day. 

The ViUanovan Top Ten 

Mr, null! tioin the offices of Miggins and T.C, 

I he top ten w.iys to get out of your mid-terms . . . 

10 Drink yourscll into .1 coni.i and wake up Oct. 21 

9. C onIr<ict a debilitating disease 

8. Claim yon never really did understand Daylight Savings Fime 

7. Make a pact with vour old |iai Beel/ebub 

6. Die 

5. Say voii were slill 111 the drop/add line 

4. Join the basketball team 

3. Say you were at f r .Slack's cocktail hour 

2. Show up niikcil .uul simng with ("liiistmas lights 

and the No, 1 way to get out ol \oiii nnd-teims . . . 

1. Slip a C-note to Fr. Dobbm 

extension of Dougherty's lunch hours 
as a result of student input. Students 
still have the ability to purchase footl 
from 7:30 a.m. to 1a.m. using their 
meal points at various places, includ- 
ing the new Donahue Market. 

Change is a kev word at Dining 
Serv ices recently. While no one could 
comment on exact changes that will 
occur, thev are looking forward to a 
large change in the eiilire meal svs- 
tem. The central component of this 

change will be renovations of 
Dougherty Hall. This is slated to be- 
gin in I'^^S. Not only will the dining 
hall change, but the entire meal plan 
could be custom made. A student 
could choose to eat their meals around 
their own schedule and not neeil a 
meal plan equivalency program. 

While a number of people have 
expressed their discontent with the 
current meal plan system, they can 
certainly make these complaints 

known, i he "Speak Out cards avail- 
able in every location can be used to 
convey a message. Dining .services 
can also be reached at 51^-4170. Stu- 
dents should also be advised that there 
will be a student access meeting on 
I'uesdav, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. Ihe meet- 
ing will he held in ihe Corner (Jrille 
111 Doughertv II, ill Dietzier invites 
suulcnts at thai tune "to voice their 
problems or concerns with any Din- 
ine Services issue." 

Mailroom workers give quiet service 


Sttt/J Rcpoiit I 

So many times things get accom- 
plished for people, and they never 
even know how it is done. It is sim- 
plv taken for granted. 

It IS a common occurrence for uni- 
versity students to look 111 the mail- 
boxes everv dav in the hope ot a let- 
ter from home, a care package, or 
even a piece of junk mail. It is a great 
feeling to know someone is tliinkiiiu 
about you. 

But do the students realize that the 
small measure of comfort packaged 
with the mail would not be stuffed in 
that little box without the dedication 
of the people behind the counter? 

Mailworker Charles Macl'arhind been in the Villanova m.iilrooni 
for 1 7 years, ever since his retirement 
,is of the F.isl Falls Station 
Post Oftice in Philadelphia. "Our pur- 
pose is to provide efficient and expe- 
dient service," said MacFarland. 

The duties of the University 
mailroom in the liasemenl of 
Kennedy Hall ,irc numerous Besides 
the approximate 3442 mailboxes in 
Kennedy, the mailworkers also take 
care of 620 boxes in the West Cam- 
pus apartments Mail and parcel post 

are received from llic local Lhiited 
States Post Offices. The workers must 
process it all and put it in the bcixes. 
They also work with United Parcel 
Service, Feder.ii Fxpress and Aiiborn 
Express. Mail goes to students and 
University offices. 

With so much to do, sometimes it 
must be unavoidable that mail would 
not arrive on time. But when ques- 
tioned, MacFarland insisted there are 
no problems worth mentioning. 

MacFarland wcuks with colleagues 
Jt)hn Sugdan and Michael Falcone. 
Both men are retired U.S. postal em- 
ployees as well. They are veterans of 
World War II. having served overseas 
in Europe 

Sugdan has worked at the Univer- 
silv m.iilrooni for 14 years. Before he 
relired, he was a letter carrier at the 
Upper Darby post office and was in- 
volved in union activities F.ilcone was 
a letter carrier at Southwark Station 
in Phihidelphia and was also involved 
with union activities. He has worked 
at the University for over 10 years 
since retirement. 

,M.icFarl,ind also noted I:d Purcell 
and John McKay to be invaluable to 
the mailroom operations. The men 
have worked with the deliveries to 
West Campus since the development 

ul ilie apartments three years ago. 

Dominic Spedicatto and John 
Gebhardt work in the bulk mail unit. 
Thev assist in operations when nec- 

Students are involved with the 
mailroom also, hired part time to work 
between cla.sses. The men "'wouldn't 
be able to do the job without them," 
said MacFarland. "We enjoy being 
with the students and providing ser- 

Equally important is mailroom su- 
pervisor Harry Gray. "We appreciate 
his kindness over the years, "said 
MacFarland. The amount of people 
thai are a part ol the process is innu- 
merable So ni,m\ ticdicate their time 
111 llie iii.iilnioni. ,ill ihisisforthe plea- 
sure ol the stuiiciils 

So the next time students slop by 
the mailroom to look for news from 
outside the University wcnld. hope- 
fully they will realize what they pulled 
out of the box had to first be put in. 
And before that, it had to be shipped, 
sorted and processed. Maybe thev will 
remember MacFarland, Sugdan, 
Falcone and all the others. And per- 
haps a silent thanks will be given to 
Ihem lor their iletiicalion and commit- 
iiienl to bringing the students conitort 
trom home 


Mailnxun wi>rkers smile in (he bast mcnl of Kennrdv Hall. 

Leadership workshops improve skills 


Staff Reporter 

For students who are interested in 
attaining .some worthwhile tips in 
skillful leadership, a series of Future 
l.e.ukiship Workshops may be of 
beneficial. Gary Bonas, director of 
Leadership Development, developed 
a series ol workshops to help train 
students and faculty. 

Bonas took a new approach yvith 
the seminars this year, offering dif- 
ferent presenters and topics for five 
.seminars. Upon completion of all 
workshops, a certificated is awarded 
and documented on your transcript. 

"We u.sed to have it |the program] 
as a whole semester program. It was 

more deni.iiulnig because it was ev- 
ery Wednesday for two hours. It was 
free but it gave no credit," he added. 

In .iddition, programs are sched- 
uled in the evening and take up less 
time, making it more convenient for 
all students. 

The first workshop, presented by 
Steve Merrill, Villanova's director of 
undergraduate adnussions, was a suc- 
cess. The discu.ssion, centered on 
Steve Covey's book. Seven Habits of 
Hi^hlv Effecttve People, was attended 
by 60 students. 

It was suggested for future elected 
positions that it be mandatory to at- 
tend these seminars for experience and 

Bonas sees this as only the beuin- 

ning. "I'd like to do more leadership 
training This is a viable approach 
where students pick and choose top- 
ics. There are interactive sessions and 
they focus on the students' ideas," said 

rhese workshops will be offered 
each semester with new topics and 
speakers. To reserve seats for future 
workshops cal 1x97280. 

Upcoming Leadership Workshops; 
(a) Oct. 2H. time and place to be an- 
n<iunced later, "creativity" by Melody 
lempleton, (b) Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m. 
Bart ley 217, "Setting Goals and At- 
taining Them" by Gary Bonas, and (c) 
Nov. 20, 7:30 p.m. West Lounge 
Dougherty "Problem Solving and De- 
cision Makinu" b\ Dr. Bob Stokes 

Debate V\fatch 

Televised U.S. Presidential Debate 

Officially Commissioned Discussion 

Sunday, October 6th 

Connelly Center 

Belle Air Terrace 

8:30 PM 

Sponsored by: 

Political AiAfareness League 

519-6000 ext 1-VOTE 
One Voice One Vole 

The Student Government Association Presents 

Fall Break Airport Shuttle 

October 11 - October 12 
October 20 

The Student Government Association is offering transportation to Philadelphia International Airport for students, staff and 
faculty on October 11 and October 12. There will also be scheduled shuttles running on Sunday, October 20 for those 
returning from fall break. The shuttle will pick up riders at the East Main Lot (across from Jake Nevin) and on West 
Campus (Spring Mill Lot). 

Please complete the registration form below and bring it, along with your payment fm an envelope labeled Shuttle Services) , to 
the Student Government Association office at 204 Dougherty Hall by Monday, October 7, at 2:00 PM. If the Student 
Government office is not open, please deposit your registration and payment in the mail slot 

After your registration is received, a shuttle schedule 'svill be prepared and Student Government will mail you a confirmation 
ticket stating your assigned shuttle time. You will be given a ticket for that time only; space on each shuttJe is limitcnl. Shuttle 
drivers 'will be given a list of all riders. 

'Ilie shuttle service will cost students, staff and faculty $5.00 each way to the airi^ort ($10.00 round trip). Pl(\'is(^ drop off your 
payment at the Student Government office with your registration. 
Shuttle drivers will not accept imy money. You must register with vStudent Government by MoncLiy, ()( toher 7. 

Please direct any questions to tlie Student (Government Association at x9720'^. 


Airport Shuttle Registration 




October 11 October 12 


PICKUPLOCAriON ((irrlc): 

East Main \xA (Across from Jake Nevin) 

West Campus (Spring Mill \x)\) 



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October 4, 1996 






Rock music celebrates 25 years of Kisstory 


Staff Reporter 

For the first time in over 17 years, 
the makeup, the lire breathing and the 
blood spitting are back Kiss, the 
world's premiere rock and roll band, 
is coming to town with their original 
lineup. Kiss members Gene Simmons, 
Paul Stanley, Peter Criss and Ace 
Frehley have been electrifying audi- 
ences all summei with their full scale 
reunion tour. 

The tour kicked off June 2K at 
Detroit's Tiger Stadumi, and is sched- 
uled to hit Philadelphia on Oct S,^ 
and 1 1 . Tickets hiT\ e been selling out 
rapidly; New York's four shows sold 
out in less than an hour breaking a 
record for ticket sales. It is no surprise 
why the tickets are so hot. The show 
includes the trademark Kiss makeup, 
rocket launching guitars, state of the 
art video, as well as a fireworks dis- 
play that would hypnoli/e anyone into 
believing that it was the Fourth of July. 
The entire production cost an esti- 
mated se\en million dollars. 

Kiss began in l'^72, and became 
the ever popular superheroes of rock: 
Gene " Ihe Demon" Simmons, Paul 
"Starchild" Stanley, "Space" Ace 
Frehley, and Peter "Catman" Criss 
Their costumes and legendary stage 
perlormances set a path to the Rock 
and Roll Hall of Fame. It was 1980 
when Peter left the band, and l'>S2 
when Ace called it t]Uits Kiss, how- 
ever, lived on leaving behind one mi- 
nor detail: the makeup Throughout 
the vears Kiss has sold m excess ot 
75 million albums worldwuie, and has 
toured for each ol their 2.S albums to 

The original members were musi- 
cally reunited for four songs during 
their "M IV Unplugged " set, which 
opened the doors for a possible re- 
union tour. Their live show is made 
up of songs from only their first six 
albums. I recently had ihe chance to 
t.ilk with Paul Stanley and ask him 
some questions about the tour and 

How's Ihe tour going? 
lis going awesome It couldn't be 
much bigger, and it couldn't be much 
Does your set list change every 
night? I noticed some different 
songs in New York than on opening 
night in Detrtiit. 

Yeah, we're actually going through 
some changes now In the next two 
weeks or so we'll be changing j)rob- 
ably about two or three more songs. 
We want to add "I Was Made for Lov- 
ing You," f)articularly in Europe 

I see you are playing the Meadow- 
lands on New Year's Eve, are there 
any reasons why you chose to play 

You know, you can't take the east 
coast out of the east coast boys. It will 

do you feel about that? 

Well, 1 love those guys You could n't 
dream up better people to be in a band 
with than those guys. Eric paged me a 
couple of days ago, just to check in 
and see how everything was going. I 
speak to both of them all the time, it's 
understandable in a sense, because 
they fell that they really had one arm 
tied behind their back There was no 
sense of when this tour was going to 
end, and in the meantime they really 

What's going to happen then, to the 
new songs like " Heaven's On Fire, " 
Lick It Up," "Forever* and 
"Domino." Are we ever going to 
hear those songs live again? 
Oh you betcha, tho,se are great songs! 
This tour is about the original lineup, 
the foundation of the whole Kiss his- 
tory, and everything that became Kiss. 
The fact that we sold fifteen million 
albums after Ace and Peter were gone 
is not an issue here. We're here to cel- 


Kiss is playing at the C ore States Spectrum on Oct. 8, 9 and 11. Tickets can be purchased from Ticket Master in 
the (onnely Center. 

be great just to be back in the New 
York area, and the Meadowlands has 
always been one of my favorite places 
to play. 

Are you going to do anything dif- 
ferent for that show? 
Most likely, we'll see what we come 
up with We're never too short on 

I just heard that Bruce Kulick and 
Eric Singer officially left Kiss, how 

haven't felt totally free to explore other 
offers, whether it was people who 
wanted to play with them or form 
bands with them. Honestly this tour 
could go for a few years, and it really 
made sense for them to cut themselves 
lcx)se so they could feel that they didn't 
have obligations that would keep them 
from doing other things. They're my 
buddies, so I understand the whole 

ebrate the beginning of the band. For 
us to be out there playing the newer 
stuff, whether it's "'Lick It Up'" or 
"Heaven's On Fire," really it doesn't 
have a place in the show nor should 

When people think of Kiss they 
think of the 'Makeup and the fire, 
who is the pyromaniac in the band? 
You know the audience is made up of 
pyromaniacs, everybody loves a big 

bang, and everybody loves smoke and 
fire. All that stuff is the stuff that gives 
you a rush, so we're no different than 
anybody else. We try to put a show 
together that gets us off, because we 
figure it's certainly going to get off our 

Where is home for the band mem- 

Los Angeles is where Peter, Gene, and 
myself live. Ace still spends time on 
the east coast. 

Tell me a little bit about the Kiss 
Vault. I understand you have kept 
band memorabilia from everything. 
Well Gene and I have always made 
sure that the history of the band and 
all the artifacts and memorabilia were 
saved, whether it was original cos- 
tumes, original instruments, or origi- 
nal drum kits. All of that has a place 
in the history of the band. I guess we 
have a combination rA Fort Knox and 
The Bat Cave, that's where everything 
is kept. 

How do you feel about some of the 
alternative bands today that seem 
to l>e glamorizing drug use, espe- 
cially heroin? 

To each his own, I'm not here to 
preach but 1 think results speak for 
themselves. I'm on my 13th album, 
and there are a lot of bands that won't 
make it to a third. Show me a band 
thats falling apart, and I'll show you a 
band that has a drug problem. You 
don't need to put a gun to your head 
and pull the trigger to know that it will 
blow your brains out. Common sense 
should tell most people that drugs are 
deadly in one form or another, whether 
they kill your mind, spirit or body. 
What's in the future for Kiss? 
No Idea. Really no idea, because the 
tour just keeps going and knocking 
down everything in its path. We keep 
trying to rearrange the schedule to 
make enough room to fill the demand 
for tickets, whether it's four shows in 
New York at the Garden and then com- 
ing back and doing three New York 
area shows. The tour just keeps get- 
ting extended. It's easy to have people 
excited before the show; you have to 
have them excited after the show. 

Kiss has been the trend setter in 
rock and roll for almost 25 years. No 
band can put on a live show like Kiss. 
They are the "Gods of Thunder" that 
helfjed shape rock music. Ask anyone 
that has ever seen Kiss live, it's a fact; 
you never forget your first Kiss show. 

Fall sitcoms bring the good, the bad and the ugly 


Entertainment Editor 

Seasons change along vvilli nel 
work programing and some changes 
are bellei than others. This season 
brought with it a variety of new pro- 
grams that included frightening n 
makes of movies into sitcoms, W 
makes of old sitcoms and when tlu 
netwdiks got creative eiKnigh nol In 
make ,i remake they used titles like 
"Parly Girl" or actresses like Mrooke 
Shields. Needless to say the idea ol 
watching large anioiinis of llu-^c pro 
graming was disluMrteiniig 

Starting oil Ihe week was 
"Cosby." Not surprisingly Hill Cosby 
was the center ol Ihe, which 
was basically a carbon copy ol the old 
"Cosby Show" without the children 
Didn'l thai gooff the air for a reason' 
Appaieiilly the networks Ihiiik view 
ers are easily fooieil I his show gets 
*l/2 Stars for l.u k nt (nn'm.ihu 

Next on the menu was "Peari." 

Rhea Peilman Irom cheers stars as a 
widow who goes back to college and 
livens things up This show was ex 
cellent, funny and sarcastic and defi 
iiitelv worth checking out Phis show 


stars because it is excel 

lent but not the best out of the bunch 
The snotty yuppy from "Family 
1 les" is back and as humorous and 
iiplight as ever m "Spin City." This, 
as well. IS one ol the seasons more 
en)ovable sitcoms Staring Michael J 
Fox as New York's deputy mayor Phis 
one will stand the lest of lime ,ind foi 
this re.ison il gels * ** stars 

"Men Behaving Badly" is din of 
those progiams thai must grow on an 
dieiices II will either be a hit or a Hop 
but Ihe network is looking al il as a 
draw lot men and being big I Ihink 
Ihe lulwoik limits itself in this )iiilge- 
incMl I Ihink lemaic auduiues could 
eii|ov the raunchy jokis ,uul c hiiuvm 
islK atliliides of lis chaiacters I his 
show gets **' st.irs because of its 
offensive ii.iturc may nol appeal 

111 snllK 

"Suddenly Susan," Brooke 
Shields stab at acting, was almost as 
stupid as one might expect, except for 
mavbe one good line per show Who 
can tell if it will survive, look at "Full 
House" It survived for how long' 
Phis show gets * star and one can hope 
It wont last for very long. 

"The Pretenders" is probably the 
best new show of the season It gets 
lliis rating for originality. It is destined 
lo join the ranks of unusuals such <is 
Northern pAposure" .ind "Quantum 
I rap Ihe Pretenders" gets ****" 
stars because no show is perfect 

"Relativity" would have tieil "Ihe 
Prelenders" for best new show of the 
season but lacks longeMty Phc show 
IS emotional and great but oik* won 
ders how long il can keep up the pace 
without turning into a soap opera like 
'"Iliirtv .Sonielhmg" loi this reason il 
gets ** * * stars Watch it now while it 
IS ,it lis peak 


Cosby. CBSHpm 

Dangerous Minds. ABC X p.m. -9 p.m. 

Ink, CBS K 30 p m 

Mr. Rhodes NBC K.^Oprii. 

Party Girl Fox 9 p m 

Lush Life Fox V:3() p.m. 


Promised Lind CHS S p m - n p m 
Life's Work ABC S.^Opm 
Something So Right NBC 8:^0 p m 
Spin City ABC 9:30 pm 


TowniesABCH.^Op m. 

Pearl CBS X: 30 pm 

Men Behaving Badly NBC 9:30 p.m 

Public Morals CBS 9^0 pm 



Sabrrna the Teenage Witch ABC 8:30 


EvcrybiHly l>oves Raymond CBS 8:30 


Clueless ABC 9 pm. 

Mr. & Mrs Smith CBS 9 p.m. 


Dark Skies NBCKpni -9pm 
The Pretender NBC 9 p.m. -10 p m 
I arly lidition CBS 9 p.m. 10 p ni 
Come Fly with me Fox 9 30 p m. 
( 'ommon law AFiC 9 30 p m 
Profiler NBC 10 p.m 11 pin 
Relativity ABC 10 p.m 1 1 p m 

The season s liiu ii() ot new shows Moloiuv ( HS "' p in Klpni. 
giKs ,is loilows Suddeiiiv NHC '>:30 p.m. 

All Stars Based on a 

***** star rating 




October 4, 1996 



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Cultural film series presents: "Shanghai Triad" 

"Shanghai THad" engrosses the audience. 

Sheryl Crow's latest 
lacks excitement 


Staff Rcporiei 

Over the past few years, Sheryl 
Crow's career has really taken off. In 
1993, the former back-up singer for 
Michael Jack,son released her debut 
album, Tuesday Night Music Club, to 
critical acclaim. By 1994, it was im- 
possible to turn on MTV or VH 1 with- 
out seeing the video for her single, 
"All I Wanna Do," a song that .sparked 
incredible attention, and lead to her 
being hailed as the next big thing in 
female rock. She upheld that title in 
1995 when she captured the Grammy 
for Best New Artist. So why is it that 
after all this success this Top 40 dar- 
ling is trying to change her image? 

The cover of her self-titled second 
album pictures Crow complete with 
dark eye make-up and tousled hair, 
looking a lot less innocent and a lot 
more like AJanis Morrisette than she 
did on her first album. 

Along with this new look comes 
a whole new attitude. Rather than col- 
laborating as she did in the past, Crow 
produced the album and wrote many 
of the songs on Sheryl Crow herself, 
allowing for a more personal style 
Throughout the album. Crow ad- 
dresses conlioversial topics, as well 
as stirring up some controversy of her 

Walmart recently refused to sell 
Crow's new album in their nationwide 

chain of retail stores, citing that the 
lyrics, "Watch out sister, watch out 
brother, watch oar children kill each 
other with the guns they bought at 
Walmart discount stores" in the song 
"Love IsAGood Thing" implying that 
the store is light on gun sale policies. 

Aside from its attempt at more po- 
tent lyrics, Sheryl Crow does not stray 
far from the grass rcxits style that made 
Crow famous in the first place. The 
first single "If It Makes You Happy" 
is already garnering extensive air play, 
and is sure to become another notch 
in Crow's Top 10 belt. The album also 
features other radio-friendly tracks, 
such as "Maybe Angels" and "Every- 
day Is A Winding Road." 

The influence of Crow's musical 
idols can be heard in various cuts, one 
being "Hard To Make A Stand." The 
first few notes of the chorus sound 
strangely like those of the Rolling 
Stones' classic "Ruby Tuesday." 
Also, Crow's vocals on "Redemption 
Day" strongly resemble the style of 
Joan Osborne. Crow even manages 
to duplicate herself. The track "Sweet 
Rosalin" might as well be titled "Can "t 
Cry Anymore Revisited." 

While Sheryl Crow tries for a fresh 
new look and .some variety on her new 
album, she really does not stray far 
from her roots. 

Sheryl Crow is sure to please fans 
of her first album, but if Crow was 
looking to pick up new li.steners with 
this effort, she may want to reconsider 


Staff HifKiritt 

Internationally acclaimed Chinese 
director Zhang Yimou captures the 
essence of the gangster film genre in 
this week's Cultural Film and Lecture 
Series presentation of "Shanghai 

Yimou, a fifth generation film di- 
rector from the People's Republic of 
China, is arguably best known for two 
epic pictures, "Raise the Red lantern" 
and "To Live." The most impressive 
and intriguing characteristics of 
Yimou's films are the portrayal of con- 
troversial male-female relationships 
and the sexuality within those relation- 
ships. Despite the constant scrutiny of 
China's hard-line communist censors, 
Zhang follows this trend in "Shang- 
hai Triad," never ceasing to amaze the 
audience with the spiritual transcen- 
dence of the central female character 
Xiao Jinbao (Gong Li), the mistress 
of two powerful men 

"Shanghai Triad's" central charac- 
ter is Shuisheng, a boy from the prcw- 
inces of China, who arrives in 1930 
Shanghai to lake a family arranged 
job. Coincidentally, his family is part 
of the powerful Tang crime triad; thus, 
his job is provided by a distant uncle, 
Mr. Tang, the (iodfather of the fam- 

Shuisheng is a.ssigned to be Xiao 

Jiiibao's lackey. The beautiful (iong 
plays Mr laiig's concubine, who sings 
and dances at one of his night clubs. 
(Phis is the first time that (iong has 
sung and danced in one of Zhang's 
films). Shuisheng is a slave to her 
every wish, and as thanks for his 
faithful companionship, he stays out 
of sight and sleeps in a cupboard un- 
der the stairs at night 

As the audience becomes en- 
grossed with the lives of the charac- 
ters, an assassination attempt on Mr 
Tang turns the narrative upside-down 
Phe three main characters flee from 
the city to a remote island, allowing 
time for Mr. Tang to recover from his 
wounds and plot his revenge. 

Unlike the glorified violence in 
Parantino's and Scorsese's gangster 
films, Yimou focuses on the plotting 
and strategy of his crime He 
concentrates on the narrative aspects 
of the film and the dynamic relation- 
ships among the three main charac- 
ters, which is what makes the film so 
brilliant and also gives the film its 

The second half of the film per- 
petuates the island's atmosphere of 
isolation and tranquillity, a stark con- 
trast to the fast-paced city life lead in 
Shanghai. This tranquillity is epito- 
mized by the location's lush beauly 
and {werwhelming aesthetic pleasures. 
The earthly paradise Ihe island pro- 

vides is reminiscenl ot the Garden of 
1 den. Yet as if mirroring Adam and 
Five's plight, the idle feelings of peace 
and happiness are transformed into a 
mood of high tension and danger as 
the movie reaches its climactic end- 

Yimou portrays Gong Li as the 
centerpiece of the film. By photo- 
graphing her in gorgeous, golden 
tones, he gives Li an angelic screen 
presence. This spiritual presence is 
reinforced by her character's self- 
awakening and her eventual redemp- 
tion. Gong, who has appeared in all 
of Yimou's films, gives another heart- 
warming performance, proving to be 
one of the premier leading 
in the world. 

"Shanghai Triad" will have four 
screenings in the University's Con- 
nelly Center Cinema: Saturday, Oct. 
,S at 7 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 6 at both 3:30 
and 7 p.m.; and Monday, Oct. 7 at 7 
pm Admission for students with I.D. 
is $3 and $4 for the general public. 
Monday's showing will be introduced 
by guest speaker Judy Switzer, who 
will lead the discussion, "China Noir: 
A Dark Period of Chinese History," 
following the screening 

This is a movie which should not 
be missed. For more inlormati(Mi, call 
x947.'s() on weekdays belween 9 a.m. 
and .s p.m 

[■IIOTOf Rl 1)11 STIINSrvm AMI 

Sheryl Crow's attempt for change leaves hsleners disappoinled. 

Tom Hanks wrote, directed and stars in "That Thing You Do." 

Hank's " That Thing You 
Do " disapoints viewers 


Staff Reporter 

He's "Big," he's "Forrest," and 
he's even taken a ride on "Apollo 
13 "Tom Hanks, America's nice guy, 
is now taking a different approach to 
the Hollywood scene Instead ol 
charming audiences as the main riiaii 
on the big screen. Hanks has hit Ihe 
drawing board as writer and director 
of the new release 'That ITiing You 
Do' ' 

I A-I's lace II, lom Hanks has been 
flying high lor a long time. Fvery- 
thing he louches seems to turn to 
gold l^iil unlorlunalely tor Pom, all 
good things miisl come lo an end 
"Phal Piling You Do'" is a \erv sii 
[Kificial lali- Willi no tears, no ac lion, 
little romance and no conOict lo be 
resolved in the end II is lliese movie 
basics this Pom Hank's I ilm is miss- 
ing Ihe movie begius with <i I9M 
high school talent show. Pnni I rir 
Pa dreamers stun a high sclnxil ,ni 
(liciK e Willi tlieir caU hy lune. 1 
Piling You Do." CJu\ P.iiU ison ( li\ni 
Pverett Scott), the dnmimei. leads 

the group, Phe Wondeis, with his 
rhythm and energetic personality The 
other three musicians keep on sing- 
ing that song they do the best, and way 
loomuch, throughout the entire movie 

Phe Wonders go from a talent 
sh<iw, to restaurant band regulars, to 
recording their first record When Ihe 
fans begin lo build at their frequent 
night perfornianti's. Ihe ball lo star 
tlom starts lo roll 

With the signing of their lirst con 
tract. The Wonders, make it to Ihe ra 
dio waves Phis scene, where the band 
members and their groupie Faye (Liv 
Tyler) first hear Iheir song the radio, 
is the most fun and eiiiolional clip ol 
Ihe entire movie 

The band's popularity continues to 
climb as Ihey sign on with a major 
record company and take on llial 
company's executive, Mr White (lom 
Hanks), as Iheir new m.mager I he 
National Rock n' Roll loui tol 
lows propels "I hat Thing You Do" to 
Ihe Pop 10 chart . f-ame is now theirs 

I here are girls screaming and au- 
liigiapli signings lo be had by Ihis new 
Ku k ,111(1 loll sensation Ihey are 
cilled Ihe American Beatles" and 

loving every minute of it linally. 
they hit the ultimate experience, Phe 
Hollywood Television Showcase 
Ihey have made it to television But 
as was menlioneil before, all gooil 
things must come to an end. and 
these "one hil wonders" have their 
one moment in lime, .ind is thai 
As last as they climb the lalmg 
t harts. The Wctnders fall apail ]tis| 
as (jiiickiv 

Pom Hanks' writing and direct- 
ing debut IS an overall disappoint 
menl Not only does Ihe film lack the 
b.isK .ludience grabbers, but it also 
IS very redundant and \\^^ con 

Ihe score by Howard 
Shore is upbeat and cute bul ii is 
played like a broken record. Nol only 
do viewers le.irii liir vvoids and Ihe 
tune, Ihey sing it in lluii heads as 
Ihey walk oul of Ihe liuatei .ind iiilo 
Iheir t.irs, and when ihey go lo bed 
and gel ii|i (he luxl luiitiiiiu' IMuaci 

Well loll). In lh( l(H iks III \ (lui 
writing and dirtn Imu, please slu k to 
ili.ii thing you do best. ...being in 
movies, not making them. 

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October 4, 1996 



Second part of "X-wing" 
leaves readers tantalized 


Staff RefHtrter 

In Michael Stackpole's A'-Wing. 
Riigiw Squadron, the elite Rebel Al- 
liance pilot group cleared ground for 
entrance into and conquest of the Ga- 
lactic Core. In the sequel to Rogue 
Squadron: Wedge 's Gamble, The New 
Republic Provisional Council has de- 
termined that Coruscant, the planet 
known as Imperial Center, is Rogue 
Squadron's ultimate target. For when 
the Capital of the crumbling Galactic 
Empire falls, the rest of the Core falls 
with it. However, Ysanne Isard, head 
of Imp>erial Intelligence and leader of 
the fragmented Post-Endor Imperial 
forces on Coruscant, will not give up 
her precious gem without retribution. 
With the conquest of outlying ar- 
eas in the Core, the planet Borleias in 
particular, the New Republic Provi- 
sional Council has given the Rebel 
Alliance Military permission to move 

in on Coruscant. However, the planet, 
named for its resemblance to the beau- 
tiful corusca gem, is protected by a 
mesh of overlapping energy shields 
that completely protect it from orbital 
bombardment. Admiral Ackbar, head 
of Alliance Military, gives Rogue 
Squadron the assignment to infiltrate 
the planet and somehow knock out 
its protection. 

"Wedge's Gamble" is getting on 
to the planet, deactivating the shields 
and getting off without being captured 
or detected by Imp>erial forces. Al- 
though the Alliance seems confident 
in being able to conquer the Imperial 
capital, Ysanne Isard has other plans 
for the Empire's heart. 

Through the efforts of her aides 
Kirtan Loor and Evir Derricote, it may 
seem that after taking Coruscant, the 
Alliance may not want it after all. 
Suspension mounts as the Rogues at- 
tempt to accomplish their goal through 
any means possible. 

Stackpole has made the transition 
from Rogue Squadron to Wedge's 
Gamble exquisitely. He creates a plot 
twist that will keep readers biting their 
fingernails until they reach the last 
book in the series. It is interesting to 
note that several old friends are 
introduced into this part of the series. 
For example, we see the planet 
Kessel, spoken so frequently of in Star 
Wars IV: A New Hope, where the 
Rogues go to exchange political 
prisoners for imprisoned members of 
the Black Sun criminal organization, 
the main subject of Shadows of the 
Empire. In addition, the character 
Winter, a beautiful and mnemonically 
adept aide to Princess Leia, returns to 
offer Rogue Squadron an avenue of 
attack to take Coruscant. 

All in all, this book presents sev- 
eral unresolved conflicts that wait to 
be seen in the third book A' Wing: The 
Kryptos Trap. Keep reading, and may 
the Force be with you all! 

God Street Wine rocks 
sold out Villanova Room 


Staff Reporter 

Something's Phish-y. This was 
the initial feeling as students looked 
around the sold out show for God 
Street Wine at 10 p.m. in the Villanova 
Room on Sept. 26. 

Swarms of tie-dyed people passed 
by as everyone .searched to find their 
place on the floor. As the lights went 
down, the crowd got up and the band 
soon appeared through the purple 

The fans hollered and clapped as 
the band announced, "We're God 
Street Wine from New York City!" 
The audience got even more excited 
when Ci S W opened up with their 

first song, "She Comes Up Softly," a 
new single from their fourth album. 

Throughout the entirety of the 
show, the band entertained the crowd 
with everything from slow rock bal- 
lads, to blues rock, to fast crunchy 
rock that brought about some subdued 
headbanging. There was even a 
glimpse of someone bodysurfing. It 
was then one began to realize that 
G.S.W. has their own distinct style. 

God Street Wine played selections 
from some of their previous albums 
as well, including "Bag" and "$1.99 
Romances." Fresh off the H.O.R.D.E 
tour, the band has formed a loyal fol- 
lowing that was evident by the bliss- 
ful dancers singing along, whether by 

themselves or in groups. The band's 
guitar solos were reminiscent of such 
rock bands as the Allman Brothers, 
and the keyboard added a unique mod- 
ern twist to G.S.W. 's classic rock 

As the night progressed, instead of 
growing tired, the fans only got more 
enthused with each passing song. God 
Street Wine finished their last song, 
"Into the Sea" and most thought the 
show had come to an end. However, 
following traditional concert etiquette, 
God Street Wine came through with a 
soulful encore performance, much to 
the audience's delight. All in all, the 
concert proved to be a true crowd- 
pleaser with a price that could not be 

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Oct. 4 
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Oct. 5, 
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Oct 11, 

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The Samples latest demonstrates true talent 


Awisliinl I nhilainintni l\Uu>r 

The latest disc. Outpost, from the 
Biuiider, Colorado based band I'he 
Samples, offers a of mature and 
diverse music that should appeal to 
wide variety of listeners. 

Initially, the songs appear to cover 
all of the musical from dance 
and reggae, to country-folk and pop- 
punk. After a few spins though, the 
Samples' distinctively perky, trade- 
mark sound begins to register as fa- 

The Samples first began in 
Burlington, VT. when guitarist, Sean 
Kelly and bassist, Andy Sheldon met 
and Ix'gan writing songs. Disheartened 
by long, cold Vermont winters, they 
subsequently moved to Boulder after 
dropping out of school. 

Once there, they placed an ad at 
the University of Colorado and ac- 
quired drummer/programmer/,Jeep MacNichol. The 
trio played a fraternity party where 
they were approached by keyboardist, 
Al Laughlin, who offered his talents 
to complete the line-up. 

The name, the Samples, comes 
from the days when the band was 
scrapping by tin free food samples 
from the local super-market, King 
Soopers. Their first real gig was on 
Easter Sunday of '87. Soon after, they 
were signed to Arista Records and em- 
barked on extensive years of touring 

and recording. 

After leaving Arista ikic lo " irrec 
oncilable differences ," the band he^ 
gan working with WAR ' ( What Are 
Records? ) for their next tour albums 
In \'^)^^, they fired their long tune 
manager and picked up producer/man- 
ager, Walt Berrv, who has worked with 
the band on their last three records 

Walt Berry and The Samples had 
their work cut out for them in making 
this record. The diversity of sounds 
and arrangements heard here would 
present a challenge to most other art 

Outpost IS filled with various 
sources of inspiration, including old 
material. " Did You Ever Look So 
Nice?" is on the WAR? Recording, No 
Room, and appears as the second track 
on Outpost. Both this song and others 
like, "The Birth of Words " particu- 
larly highlight Sean Kelly's broad lyri- 
cal scope, and collectively exemplify 
the Samples" distinguished groove. 
While listening to the Samples" mu- 
sic, one cannot help but wonder if 
these guys do not listen to a little too 
much Police and Paul Simon. 

Other broader influences like 
Crosby, Stills and Nash, can be de- 
tected in pseudo country-folk numbers 
like " Indiana" and " The Lt)st Chil- 
dren." The song "Shine On," with a 
childrens' chorus and sparse, honky- 
dory guitar solo, seems to be con- 
structed for the younger listener, yet 
it contrasts nicely juxtaposed with " 
Big Bird," which seems directed more 

'2 Days in the Valley" 
pleases viewers more 
than " Pulp Fiction " 


Stuff Rcporlcr 

John Herzfelds" 2 Days in the Val- 
ley" unquestionably lends itselt to be 
likened to Tarentinos" Pulp Fiction" 
because of its similar sporadic plot for- 
mation Merzfeld claims he wrote the 
script before "Pulp F-'iction" was re 
leased, but regardless. 

"2 Days in the Valley" employs 
seemingly unrelated scenarios and 
gradually intertwines the characters 
into the same type of story line The 
film's suspense fully climaxes to the 
closing scene, where, like in the final 
restaurant robbery scene m "Pulp Fic- 
tion, "everything is reconciled The 
two movies differ greatly in that 
larentino leaves the \ lewer confused 
and speculative . while Her/ield sup 
plies us with a clearer viise oi the 
film's moral 

"2 Days in the Vallev" centeis 
around the murder cover up ot Olvni 
pic skier Becky Fox's ex-husband 
(plaved bv Teri Hatcher) Tied into the 
crime is a washed up hitman nameil 
Dosmo (Danny Aiello). who missed 
his man fifteen vears ago, and now 
gets another chance to redeem hmi 

In addition, the plot surrounds a 
suicidal television director who linallv 

finds something to write about and a 
vice cop who gets to work a homi- 
cide All of these characters' lives 
slowly interweave and culminate in 
one of the best surprise endings of the 

"Pulp Fiction" leaves viewers won- 
dering what is the thing clad in all 
black leather? And why does he live 
in a cage .' Or what the hell is up with 
/ed? And why does he find Marsallas 
so irresistible'.* Or theori/ing whether 
or not It was Marsallas' soul in the 
briefcase with the fi66 code, stolen by 
the devil <nit of the hack of his neck 
(which explains the band-aid). Who 
knows? Who cares .' 

This movie is bv no means a cut 
and dry, black and white, good- con- 
quers- evil type film, but at least audi 
ence members come awav with some 
sort of meaning In "2 Days in the Val 
ley." Dosmo states, "It's been niv ex 
perience that a loser has more hoiioi 
than a winner, " and this theme of los 
ers tniimphiim is (X'r|X'tiiate(l through 
out the film 

As audience members walketl out 
ot Pulp liction thinking. "Life is 
cra/y, people are weird; good movie," 
viewers will walk out of " 2 Days in 
the Vallev" thinking. Life iscra/v but 
iiieamngfiil. people are wend Imt 
good this movie IS btttei than "l'ul|) 
liction. " 

toward the older, more hormone-regu- 
lated boys The winner of this record 
is [irobably miiiibei 12, ' All M\ 
Ihought (Johiinv Station Wagon)." 
This song liad to be wiitten tor the sole 
[lurpose ot getting tunny looks as one 
belts It out on the way home tioiii 
school one atteriiooii 

Lyrically, the album maintains a 
consistency tossing back and forth 
between a regretful nostalgia and des- 
perate sense of insecurity. Its message 
seems lo be: "Hey guys, relationships 
go bad; you learn to deal." On this 
record, it just seems like somebody is 
always leaving somebody else, only 
to wish they had not left at all or had 
not left so soon. There is definitely an 
undercurrent of ecological benevo- 
lence present, but it often comes off 
as almost parental 

If one is so inclined, Ihe Samples 
and their fans have an on-line/off-line 
support group called Underwater 
People. They can be reached at 
Samples(a, for recording, tour- 
ing and other information. 

The Samples have come a long 
way from surviving on free food 
samples and do- it- yourself records. 
Three of the members have solo or 
side projects as well. 

Perhaps these other projects are 
what contribute to the bands diver- 
sity and growth, or perhaps they have 
been tortured too long by the " pun- 
ishment of freedom," but there really 
is something for everybody <^n Out- 

The Samples new release Outpost is a real pleaser. 


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