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The 



Washington College Elm 



Founded 1930 



Volume 58, Number 1 



Chestertown, Maryland 21620 Friday, September 5, 1986 




Day One 



photo by J. M. Fragomeni 
Freshman Susan Taylor of PennYann, N.Y. was one of over 200 new students to 
arrive on campus yesterday in overstuffed cars, vans, pickups, and motor 
homes. 



New Faculty Arrives At 
WC With Class of '90 



by Audra M. Philippon 
In addition to welcoming 
back its students, the College 
opens its arms to eight new 
faculty members and a 
registrar this fall. Joining the 
sciences are Glenn Cooper, 
Rosemary Ford, and Kenneth 
Wantling. 

Cooper, coming from Col- 
orado College where he taught 
for three years, is now an 
assistant professor of physics. 
He is a magna cum laude 
graduate of Rice University, 
and has nearly completed his 
Ph.D. at University of Chicago 
in astronomy and 
astrophysics. 

Dr. Ford, appointed as an 
assistant professor of biology, 
specializes in plant pathology, 
cell biology, and molecular 
genetics. She completed her 
doctoral studies at Virginia 
Polytechnic Institute and State 
University, and has taught at 
the University of Delaware 
School of Life and Health 



Sciences, VP, and Hollins Col- 
lege. 



Wantling received his 
bachelor's and master's 
degrees from the University of 
Tennessee, and he has studied 
statistics and educational ad- 
ministration at the University 
of Maryland and George 
Washington University. In the 
past, Wantling has worked as a 
reviewer for mathematical 
textbooks and for proposals 
submitted to the National 
Science Foundation. 

Joining the liberal arts are 
Kevin M. Brien, Ralph Erber, 
Brenda Keiser, Rachel Mc- 
Cleary, and Jeanette Sher- 
bondy. Dr. Brien, an assistant 
philosophy professor, comes to 
WC from the University of 
Main at Orono. Educated at 

continued on page 3 



Rose's Portfolio Wins The Kerr Committee's Favor 



by Tom Schuster 

Two days before he was 
handed a check for $29,899.78 
by President Cater at 
Washington College's 204th 
Commencement, Doug Rose 
had already confronted and 
almost overcome an anxiety he 
had been feeling — convincing 
himself that the 18th Sophie 
Kerr prize was not his. He was 
so certian of this personal 
prediction that he neglected to 
attend an interview session 
with the dozen or so other can- . 
didates that Friday afternoon 
where each was questioned by 
reporters on how he or she 
would react if, come Sunday 
morning, they were publicly 
acknowledged as this year's 
recipient of the most lucrative 
undergraduate literary prize in 
the nation. 

it was Rose, however, who 
after encountering Creative 
Writing Professor Bob Day on 
|he quad in front of Miller 
Library later that afternoon, 
had to give that question the 
most thoughtful consideration. 
After asking Rose where he 
had been earlier while the 
other candidates had been with 

he press pondering 
hypothetical victory, Day ask- 
ed simply "So what are you go- 
[J8 to do with this money now 
'hat you've won it?" Rose 
remembers his reaction vivid- 
P- "1 said, 'You're lying to me 
Bob Day.' And he said, 'No, 
you really won' And then I 
rt> rgot where I was and what I 
was doing." 

Rose was particularly stunn- 
ed because he had been con- 



vinced that poet Suzanne 
Niemeyer, his friend and 
literary colleague, would be 
the recipient. Rose and 
Niemeyer had always worked 
together, proofreading and 
editing each other's writing. 
Their portfolios for the Sophie 
Kerr Committee were no ex- 
ception. Each was familiar 
with the other's submission - 
so much so that Rose mentally 
ruled himself out as the win- 
ner. "I was certain from day 
one that the award was hers," 
he admitted. "The first thought 
was 'Oh no, Suzanne didn't get 
it.' The second thought was 
'Oh, that poor thing.' The third 
thought was 'Butlwonit!' " 

It was a turn of events that, 
five years ago, Rose could not 
even have dreamed. After only 
a few weeks as a freshman at 
WC he wanted to transfer. His 
first college experiences were 
less than ideal: "I went to a 
frat party and somebody 
poured a beer down my back," 
he remembered. He gradually 
emerged from that low point 
after expressing his distaste 
for the College to a faculty 
member. "It all started with 
Bennett Lamond," said Rose. 
"He was my advisor. He said, 
'Doug, you're hanging-out with 
the wrong crowd. Come to the 
next Sophie Kerr lecture and 
let me introduce you to some 
people.' " 

Today, as a result of this ex- 
perience and many more like 
it. Rose has no shortage of 
praise for the close student- 
faculty relationship at WC. 



When handed the check by 
Cater at the ceremony, Rose 
recalled, "I pointed to the 
faculty and said, 'I couldn't 
have done it without these 
guys.' " The Sophie Kerr Com- 



"I pointed to 
the faculty and 

said, ' I couldn 't 

have done 

it without 
these guys'. " 



mittee, on which sit the 
members of the English 
Department and the President 
and Dean of the College, 
reciprocated with praise of its 
own. After reviewing Rose's 
work and progress over the 
last P :e years at an institution 
he a j!" ,t abandoned, the Com- 



mittee agreed that Rose's work 
was highly impressive. "We 
thought that Doug's overall 
academic commitment was 
great enough to suggest that he 
would go on to a career," said 




photo by J. M. Franomcni 



1966 Sophie Kerr Prize winner Doug 
Rose accepted his check from Presi- 
dent Cater at Commencement in 
May. Also a Fulbright scholar. Rose 
is now studying drama in Belgium. 



English Department Chairman 
Nancy Tatum. 

One thing that set Rose's 
portfolio apart from the other 
candidates, according to 
Tatum, was that "he chose 
something interesting to do." 
Combining the influence of his 
French and Drama studies, 
Rose's 160 page entry included 
a translation of a classic 



French play, two prose pieces, 
two poems, critical essays on 
the theatre, and an essay done 
in French. Said Rose, "I've 
been concentrating more on 
translation and criticism. 
That's the direction I'm 
heading." 

Rose is traveling to Belgium 
this month on a Fulbright 
Scholarship to study the work 
of a Belgian playwright and 
plans a career in the theatre. 
"I see myself becoming a 
dramaturg one day," he said. 
That's my goal. He's a very in- 
tegral part of the theatre. You 
get to learn about everything." 
As a dramaturg, Rose would 
combine both theatrical 
writing and production to ac- 
complish the transformation of 
a play from written actions and 
dialogue to an actual stage per- 
formance. "I will continue to 
work in the theatre at some 
capacity," said Rose. "I will 
continue to write." 

Writing, for a Sophie Kerr 
prize winner like Rose, may 
seem to a bystander to be a 
talent taken for granted. Rose 
assures one that it is not "I 
hate to write - usually, no - 
most of the time," he said. "It 
makes me angry because it's 
such a difficult thing to .do." 
For all his struggling with his 
literary pursuits, however, 
Rose admits to something on 
which the Kerr Committee has 
already expressed its agree- 
ment. "But I get done with it," 
he said, "and I say, 'Damn, 
that was pretty good after 
all.' " 



P«ge2 



THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



September5, IS; 



OPINION 



EDITORIAL 

The "Whole" Story About 
The Sophie Kerr Prize 

Flipping through toe Saturday, May 17th edition of The Sun last 
Spring I came across a commentary by Professor Bob Day 
lamenting the fact that only half of Sophie Kerr Underwood's gift 
to the CoUege-the half involving handing a gifted graduate with 
literary ability and promise a five-figure check-gets all the at- 
tention. Last week, while working on the story about this year's 
winner that appears on page 1 of this issue, I spoke with Mr. Day 
on the phone and he repeated bis concerns to me personally. If it 
were in his power, I asked him, to change anything about the 
Prize, what, if anything, would he change? His answer: "The 
publicity." 

This, of course, did not surprise me after having read his com- 
mentary in The Sun. What he said next, however, did. "We can't 
even get our own paper-we can't even get Tbe Elm to pay atten- 
tion to tbe other half, which is something we think is extraor- 
dinarily important." The Prize, he went on to say, was treated as 
an "aberration." I got the feeling that Bob Day wouldn't be sur- 
prised if he picked-up a 60 cent tabloid at the Acme and saw the 
Prize mentioned on the cover along with visiting aliens and dead 
mother's giving birth to God knows what. 

Newspaper reporters around the region, and some around 
the country and the world, trip over each other for a potential 
headline like "WC Literary Student Wins Thirty Thousand 
Dollars-NO STRINGS ATTACHED," but when it comes to the 
other half of the Kerr money, the half that goes for scholarships, 
lectures, and literary functions that involve the entire campus 
everyday, these damn newspapermen and women don't even 
look up from their magnum-dose coffee. This is Professor Day's 
beef. It is definitely a legitimate beef-with those reporters and 
those editors who work for those papers. It is not a legitimate 
beef when it comes to The Elm. 

As a journalist, I really can't blame any reporter or editor for 
the zeal they exhibit with such a story. The Sophie Kerr Prize 
is an aberration. Maybe not of the same caliber as UFO aliens 
reincarnated mutts, but an aberration nonetheless. It will con- 
tinue to be a headline-grabbing aberration as long as the 
reporters and editors of the big dailies need to sell papers in order 
to eat and until handing a massive check to a talented graduate 
becomes a norm for private colleges across America. Needless to 
say, the Prize is going to be attracting attention for a long time to 
come. 

And, as long as I am editor, it is a story that will continue to be 
on page 1 of The Elm each year. But unlike the big boys who, each 
May, send their reporters to beat down the doors of faculty 
members and competitors for the Prize, The Elm will be 
discovering the other half of the annual Sophie Kerr interest 
income-just as we have been doing. 

Out of twenty-six Elm issues published during the academic 
year, I counted numerous mentions of Sophie Kerr Committee- 
sponsored readings and lectures in our Campus Calendar, and at 
least a half-dozen articles pertaining to these events, including 
the visits, talks, and readings given by Nancy Willard, Matthew 
Graham, Susan Minot, and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. 
continued on page 3 




College Benefactor Passes Away 



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lounge, found on the first floor of the Queen Anne's House dormltoVy 
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With heart-felt grief, Presi- 
dent Douglass Cater delivered 
the following eulogy in honor of 
benefactor Eugene Bernard 
Casey on Friday, August 1st. 
Casey, 82, died July 29th in his 
Potomac home after a long il- 
lness. He is survived by his 
wife, Betty B. Casey, and then- 
six children. 

"Today we gather to mourn 
a loss, but more importantly to 
celebrate a life. This life span- 
ned one of the most innovative 
periods of our nation's history 
and contributed no small part 
to its creativity. 

Eugene Bernard Casey was 
an American original. His was 
a genius born of determination 
combined with those other 
essential ingredients for suc- 
cess: willingness to work, to 
learn, to take risks, to meet 
challenges, and always to 
stretch. 

His mind was open and the 
ideas flowed. Never satisfied 
with the status quo, he sought 
to go one step further. 

Those who knew him best 
marveled at the sheer power of 
his mind - an extraordinary 
power to retain all that he saw 
and heard, read and experienc- 
ed. 

As one friend put it: "He had 
the vision and genius to invest 
in this small farming com- 
munity and the good fortune to 
live to see this investment 
materialize into a great 
metropolis." 

And the Mayor of 
Gaithersburg declared: "He 
has the greatest range of in- 
terests and knowledge of any 
person I've ever known. A 
totally honest man. If he told 
me the sun would come up in 
the west tomorrow, that's the 
way I would be facing to watch 
the sun rise." 

An earlier Mayor went to the 
heart of the matter: "Mr. 
Casey is a very private person 
and one who enjoys his friends 
and, the opportunity to help his 
fellow man. He is a person 
whose word is a total commit- 
ment." 



Acquiring and building has 
been the major part of the 
Casey genius. Yet he also 
established a private reputa- 
tion for cultivating the hard 
habit of generosity. Here, too, 
he had the sharp eye and the 
shrewd intuition in deciding 
when and where to give. He 
donated barns and land to the 
National Institutes of Health at 
a critical stage of research and 
testing on the Salk Polio Vac- 
cine. Dr. James A. Shannon, 
then Director of NIH, has 
stated, "Through (Eugene 
Casey's) generosity, NIH was 
able to participate in one of the 
greatest public health 
achievements of all times " 




Eugene B. Casey (1904-1986) 

Eugene Casey cared about 
people. He cherished his fami- 
ly and his friends. His interests 
and generosities were 
widespread. He cared about 
community and quietly worked 
to build parks and a home for 
homeless boys, community 
centers and low income hous- 
ing. 



He cared about his country 
and its great patriots, especial- 
ly George Washington and 
Patrick Henry. Like them, he 
served his country in war — in 
his case in the Navy - and in 
peace, in the White House. 

He cared about education. 
His generosity and his leader- 
ship inspired Washington Col- 
lege to think anew about its 
mission and its needs. This led 
us to a master plan and a 
revitalized campus. The swim 
Center and the Academic 
Resources Center will keep 
Eugene Casey's name and 
memory alive for future 
generations of our students. 

Eugene Casey had many 
careers. He was engineer, 
lawyer, master plumber, 
financier, developer, philan- 
thropist. He was a dedicated 
son who worked hard to help 
his father save his business. He 
adored his mother, the 
beautiful Rose O'Neill. He was 
a loving husband to his dear 
wife, Betty, and a devoted 
father to his six children. 
Eleven grandchildren brought 
joy to his later years. 

To meet Gene Casey could be 
an exhilarating and riveting 
experience. His crystal blue 
eyes could pierce your soul, yet 
twinkling all the while. He 
seemed to recognize the irony 
and the humor of the human 
condition and to appreciate it 
to the fullest. When he loved, 
he loved totally, whether it was 
his family and trusted friends, 
or the land that he felt a part 
of, or the chocolate that he slip 
ped to those like my wife Libby 
with whom he felt a kinship. 
Gene could quickly size up al 
person or an idea, but he usual-l 
ly preferred to sleep on ill 
before expressing his opinion. I 

And so, our friend, adviserl 
and good citizen, Gene Casey. I 
is sleeping on it and we will I 
forever feel the conclusions he I 
reached during a rich and I 
rewarding life. 

We will greatly miss you, I 
Gene. You will b el 
remembered. 



-^mhprS. 1986 



THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



Page 3 



Jew Members Join Faculty 



continued from page 1 

Boston University, lie has 
taught at Denison University 
in Ohio, SUNY Cieneseo and at 
BU. Brien also served as a 
•esearch fellow at BU's Center 
or the Philosopny and History 
it Science. 

Dr. Erber, assistant pro- 
fessor of psytnology, earned 
lis baceiilor's degree at the 
Jniversity of Mannheim in 
West Germany and his Ph.D. 
from Carnegie-Mellon Univer- 
sity. He worked there as 
teaching fellow and a post- 
doctoral fellow in political 
psychology. Erber's research 
interests include the issues of 
Icategorization and stereotyp- 
ing, the relationship between 
moods and physiological 
[arousal, and the role of 
political schemes in political 
[cynicism and persuasion. 

Holding her bachelor's 
degree from Kutztown State 
KMlege and a master's from 
Middleburg College, Reiser is 
about to receive her Ph.D. 
from the University of Penn- 
[sylvania. She has taught at all 
[three institutions and at Bryn 
[Mawr College. 

Arriving in the spring, Dr. 

|McCleary joins the faculty as a 

isiting professor of 

ihilosophy. She lived in 

3olivia for 10 years, and has 

[taught at Loyola University of 

Chicago, the University of 

Chicago, and Triton College. 

Specializing in moral 



philosophy and philosophical 
psychology, McCleary holds a 
bachelor's from Indiana 
University, a M.T.S. from the 
Chandler School of Theology at 
Emory University, and a 
Ph.D. from the University of 
Chicago. 



Dr. Sherbondy, an assistant 
professor of sociology, earned 
her bachelor's degree in Latin 
American Studies from In- 
diana University and her doc- 
toral degree from the Univer- 
sity of Illinois, Champaign- 
Urbana. The recipient of two 
Fulbright research grants, 
Sherbondy has done extensive 
field work in South America, 
and has studied in Chile and 
Peru. 

Inheriting Ermon Foster's 
duties, David F. Butters joins 
the ranks as registrar. Butters 
enlisted in the U.S. Army out of 
high school and retired from 
duty twenty years later as a 
Sergeant-Major. He enterd col- 
lege at age forty, graduating 
from the University of 
Delaware in 1979 with a B.S. in 
Physical Science and then 
earned a Master of Education 
in Student Personnel Ad- 
ministration. Butters is 
presently developing an 
automated student records 
system for WC, transferring 
previously hand-filed informa- 
tion to student records data 
base. 



Attention 
Freshmen! 

Come to the 
All-Campus 

Elm Meeting 
Sunday at 

8:p.m. in the 

Queen Anne 
Lounge. 

Be there or be 
uninformed! 



Kerr Coverage Is Complete 



continued from page 2 

The Ferlinghetti visit received 
front-page coverage as well as 
an interview with the beat poet 
that appeared a week after he 
left. The Elm also published 
articles on the Sophie Kerr- 
funded magazines published 
by students and on the outstan- 
ding artistic accomplishments 
of thirteen seniors-several of 
whom were undoubtedly aided 
in paying for their education at 
WC with Sophie Kerr scholar- 
ships. 
By my calculations, "the 

NEWS BRIEF 

Washington College 
welcomes 223 freshmen and 45 
transfer students to campus. 
According to Kevin Coveney, 
Director of Admissions, the 
new students are a "class of 
high-achievers," and he thinks 
they will "contribute 
significantly to the academic, 
creative, social, and athletic 
life of the college." With the ex- 
pected 560 returning up- 
perclassmen, WC's fall enroll- 
ment will total 828 full-time 
undergraduates. 



other half" of the annual 
Sophie Kerr income, that ig- 
nored, maligned, and 
publicity-starved other half, 
received at least ten times 
more coverage in The Elm last 
year than the Prize did. This 
year will be no different. But 
for now, for this issue, news is 
news. And right now, to the 
students of WC, Doug Rose and 
his new-found wealth is most 
definitely news. As an editor 
and a newspaperman, I would 
be ignoring my responsibility if 
I said that it wasn't. 



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Rita Brigman, the off-campus Resident 
Assistant for women, is from West 
Chester, Pennsylvania She is a member 
of the women';, lacrosse team, an 
employee of the College Bookstore, ami 
Treasurer of the Junior Class. 



Walter Cox, from Rosemont, Penn- 
sylvania is the Resident Assistant in Mid- 
dle Hall. Walter is a member of the Kappa 
Alpha Order, the fraternity located in 
Middle Hall, and a member of the 
lacrosse club. Walter is a senior majoring 
in Business. 



Todd DelPriore is the Resident Assis- 
tant on the 2nd floor of Kent House, South. 
Todd is a senior Mathematics ma- 
jor/Business minor from Gaithersburg, 
Maryland. He is a member of the 
Academic Computing Committee and in- 
vovled with crew. 



RE 
ASS1 







Jack Gildcn is a senior humanities ma- 
jor from Owings Mills, Maryland. Jack is 
a member of the lacrosse club, a writer 
for the Elm. and the off-campus Resident 
Assistant for men. 



Scott Jones is a sophomore basketball 
and baseball player frjm Mt. Airy, 
Maryland. He is the Resident Assistant on 
the North end of the second floor of Kent. 
Scott has not yet decided on his major. 



Chris Kane is the Resident Assistant for 
the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority. Chris is a 
senior majoring in Sociology, from Swar- 
thmore, Pennsylvania. 



John Kelly is a senior Business major I 
from Timonium, Maryland. He is the 1 
Resident Assistant in Talbot, is a member i 
Of the lambda Chi fraternity, and pUyj 
on varsity lacrosse. 





Tom McVan is the Resident Assistant 
on the North end of Kent first floor Tom 
is an American Studies major who plays 
on the varsity basketball team. He is from 
Whiteford, Maryland. 



Skip Middleton is the Resident Assis- 
tant in East Hall, the Phi Sigma dor- 
mitory, Skip, who is from Chestertown, is 
a member of Phi Sigma, the Ski Club 
President, and a senior majoring in 
English and Drama. 




West Hall is reserved for senior singles 
and Irene Nicolaidis, President of the 
senior class is the Resident Assistant. 
Irene is a senior majoring in Business, 
from Owings Mills, Maryland. 




Margaret Virkus is the Resident! 
tant on the second floor of Queen I 
She is a senior English major wS^^_ 
volved with the Elm and crew. MargUH 
is from SilverSpring, Maryland. | 





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Callie Joe Sessions is from Plainville, 
Connecticut. She is a senior Philosophy 
major and the Resident Assistant on the 
second floor of Reid. Callie is a member 
of the Alpha Chi sorority and President of 
the Pan Hellenic Council. 



Allyson Tunney is the Resident Assis- 
tant on the third floor of Caroline. She is a 
Spanish/Math major from Elkton, 
Maryland. She is a member of the 
Spanish Club and works on the Elm staff. 



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Sue DePasquale is a senior from 
Towson, Maryland. She is an 
English/Political Science major, and the 
Resident Assistant for Queen Anne, first 
floor. She is involved in the Washington 
College Band and the Early Music Con- 
sort, as well as being a tour guide for the 
Admissions Office. 





Christopher DiPietro is Vice-President 
of the senior class and the Resident Assis- 
tant on the first floor of Worcester, the 
men's quiet floor. Chris is a Business ma- 
jor from Baltimore, Maryland. 



Chris Engle is the Resident Assistant on 
the 1st floor of Caroline, a co-ed floor. 
Chris is from Gaithersburg, Maryland, 
and is a senior majoring in Business. He 
has been an orientation leader and a 
member of the club lacrosse team. 





Debbie Kirkpatrick is the Resident 
Assistant in Cecil. She is a member of the 
Alpha Chi sorority and is a Political 
Science major. Debbie Lives in Jupiter, 
Florida. 



Susan KoLLs is the Resident Assistant in 
Dorchester. Susan is a senior Drama ma- 
jor and President of the Writers' Union. 
She is from Suffield, Connecticut. 





Tony Lazzaro, Vice-President of the 
Theta Chi fraternity, is the Resident 
Assistant on the South end of the first 
floor of Kent House. Tony is a senior 
Business major from Audubon, New 
Jersey, as well as a tutor in computers 
and accounting. 



Kim Madigan, a senior English major 
from Glen Burnie, Maryland, is the Resi- 
dent Assistant on the third floor of Reid. 
Kim is a member of the varsity volleyball 
team and is involved in crew. 




Cindy Ray is a senior and Resident 
Assistant for Wicomico. Cindy is from 
Baltimore, Maryland, and is a member of 
the tennis team. She is an Economics ma- 




■UHUHgHj 



The second and third floors of Caroline 
House are combination Language and 
Creative Writing floors. Steve Schmidt is 
the Resident Assistant on the second 
floor, the men's floor. Steve is a senior 
from Tumersville, Maryland, majoring 
in Business. He has been a member of the 
Elm staff, as the Graphics Editor. 



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The Resident Assistant for the first and 
second floors of Somerset is Demetri 
Zerefos, a senior Biology major from New 
Castle, Delaware. Demetri Is a member 
of the Spanish Club, and be Is on the year- 
book staff. 




Janet Szabo is a junior Biology major 
from Avon, Ohio. She is the Resident 
Assistant on the second floor of 
Worcester, the women's quiet floor. She is 
a member of several Washington College 
instrumental ensembles, including the 
Jazz Band, the Concert Band, and the 
Brass ensemble. Janet also tutors 
students in Biology. 




Tracy Smith, from St. Michaels, 
Maryland, is the Resident Assistant for 
the third and fourth floors of Somerset. 
Tracy is a junior Business major and 
economic tutor. 




Sue Odenath Is the Resident Assistant 
for first floor Reid Hall. She is a senior 
Psychology major from Pine Hill. New 
Jersey who is a member of varsity 
volleyball. Sue also works for the 
Psychology Department. 



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FEATURES 

Roommate Survival 



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by Andrea E. Kehoe 

Alfred Hitchcock never 
created a more frighten- 
ing scenario. 

"We were standing in 
the registration line when 
my dad said, "Look at 
that girl. What if you get 
stuck with her for a room- 
mate? Then I looked at 
the paper her mother was 
holding, giving her room- 
mate's name. I just 
started to cry." 

Most incoming students 
meet the person they'll be 
living with under more 
pleasant circumstances 
than this sophomore, who 
has since changed room- 
mates. 

Certainly, living with a 
complete stranger is not 
easy, but it can be viewed 
as an adventure rather 
than as a horror story in 
the making. Following a 
few common sense 
guidelines can help pre- 
vent you from running to 
the Student Affairs Office 
to "divorce" your room- 
mate. 

HYGIENE 

When college students 
complain that their room- 
mate stinks, most don't 
expect to be taken literal- 
ly. But if your roommate 
does emit a rather 
pungent odor, you've got 
a problem that's hard to 
ignore when living in 
close quarters. If you're 
too embarassed to tact- 
fully suggest that the 
other inhabitant of your 
room might benefit from 
regular bathing, try leav- 
ing soap or deodorant 
among his belongings. 
The message will get 
across in a subtle way 
and it's better than telling 
people, as did one 
Washington College 
freshman. "She's a great 
roommate, if you don't 
mind her smell." 

PROPERTY 

Dorm rooms serve 
many purposes, with the 
storage of one's personal 
possessions among them. 
A sure way to offend so- 
meone you're living with 
is to damage his belong- 
ings or to follow the 
abhorrent practice of 
some American Universi- 
ty students in allowing 
the enemies, or in some 
cases friends, of one's 
roommate to trash his 
stuff. If you are scummy 
enough to do this, he will 
surely plot revenge. 
Eventually you'll leave 
your own things unguard- 
ed, while your roommate 
seizes the opportunity to 
break your Leif Garrett 
albums. 

As far as borrowing 
goes, you don't necessari- 
ly have to heed Polonius' 
advice. Declaring certain 
items community proper- 
ty is convenient and 
economical, if there is a 
mutual give and take. 
Sharing means you don't 
count every Kleenex your 
roommate uses, though 
you can draw the line at 



exchanging fruit of the 
looms. 

DATING 

Unless your roomm- 
mate is a voyeur, he pro- 
bably won't want to 
witness passionate ex- 
pressions of your affec- 
tion for your boyfriend or 
girlfriend. If he wanted to 
see a porn flick, he'd rent 
one; so if it's mating 
season for you, com- 
promise about the use of 
the room or limit your 
romantic encounters to 
people who have a single. 

DORMKEEPING 

The deans in the Stu- 
dent Affairs Office go to 
some trouble to have 
parents fill out question- 
naires about the idiosyn- 
crasies of their offspring. 
This helps them avoid 
pairing some one who 
uses a lint brush on his 
socks with someone who 
thinks cleaning is only for 
the anal retentive and 
that bulldozing and 
fumigating every spring 
is sufficient. However, if 
you and your roommate 
are the classic Odd Cou- 
ple, remember that his 
obsessiveness (or slop- 
piness) are not a reflec- 
tion on you, so don't nag. 
Divide the room with 
folding screens, or even 
with masking tape. The 
Kent County Health 
Department will in- 
tervene if the filth at- 
tracts tropical insects. 



STUDYING 
Conflicts often arise 
over the fact that dif- 
ferent people need vary- 
ing amounts of study time 
and may require dif- 
ferent learning en- 
vironments ( complete 
silence versus 
background music). 
Should this create a 
dispute with your room- 
mate, trade-off seeking 
other places to work (the 
library, lounges, Bill 
Smith) or establish 
"quiet hours" for the 
room. A walkman could 
be a great investment. 

DRUGS 

Don't use your dorm 
room to indulge in any 
chemical the other occu- 
pant isn't comfortable 
with. There are plenty of 
other rooms on campus 
where such experimenta- 
tion is welcome. If your 
roommate is the one who 
insists on playing phar- 
macist, don't let fear of 
ridicule prevent you from 
making a justified com- 
plaint. 

College is about new ex- 
periences, so keep an 
open mind when your 
roommate plays his 
Philip Glass records. 
Remember, he "owns" 
half of the room for the 
academic year, just as 
you do. The art of com- 
promise will smooth over 
most disputes and the 
help of an RA or the Stu- 





photobyJ. M. Fragomta 

The Hill Dorms, home to the KA's and the Sigs, represent the center of Greek activity on c< 
pus. 

Greek Guide '86- '87 



PRIVACY 
Your urge to read 
through other people's 
personal paper should 
have been satisfied when 
you read your sister's 
diary and found a 
venomous 30-page essay 
about yourself entitled 
"The Bad Seed." If the in- 
vasion of other's privacy 
still gives you a thrill, buy 
a gossipy celebrity 
biography and leave your 
roommate's desk alone. 
After all, you wouldn't 
want him nosing through 
those Polaroids in your 
underwear drawer. 

Another aspect of 
respecting your room- 
mate's privacy is not 
divulging his personal 
secrets to others. An- 
nouncing at brunch that 
he did not spend the 
previous night in your 
room will win you an au- 
dience but not a friend. 



dent Affairs Office will 
resolve others. 

Sometimes behavior 
that is unacceptable in a 
prospective friend is 
tolerable in an acquain- 
tance. While it's 
preferable to be friends 
with the person you live 
with, it isn't always possi- 
ble. It might be more im- 
portant for you and your 
roommates to agree on 
what radio station to 
listen to than who the 
next governor of 
Maryland should be. 

Above all, be more con- 
siderate of your room- 
mate than you are of your 
siblings. Overlook the 
minor annoyances and 
negotiate the major dif- 
ferences of opinion. With 
luck and a little effort, the 
two of you will be able to 
say " 'til graduation us 
do part." 



by Andrea E. Kehoe 

Freshmen who associate fraternity 
life with the crude antics of John 
Belushi in National Lampoon's Animal 
House will wish that the twenty percent 
of Washington College students who 
call themselves Greeks were ex- 
change students. While the reality of 
this stereotype is debatable, there is no 
disputing that the frats, a minority of 
the student body, dominate the college 
social scene. 

"If you're a group person, it's 
definitely the way to go," says Alpha 
Chi president Wendy Clarke, while 
others list the advantages of inter- 
sorority tutoring, guaranteed housing 
and emotional support from brothers 
and sisters. 

On the other hand, some members 
complain that they are not identified as 
individuals and are considered snob- 
bish or cliquish by independents and 
especially by faculty. Says Phi Sigma 
Schaeffer Reese, "Your professors 
might not cut you all the slack they 
would someone else because you're in a 
fraternity." 

For those who plan to go Greek, 
"rush" is held in the fall for freshman 
males and in the spring for the females. 
The process generally consists of in- 
formal parties open to all prospective 
members, followed by formal parties, 
which are by invitation only. Interested 
freshmen and transfers then turn in a 
preference list, naming the group they 
wish to join, to the Student Affairs Of- 
fice, who match this to each fraternity 
or sorority's list of desired members. 
When an individual receives a bid - or 
offer of membership - from a Greek 
organization he's interested in, he or 
she becomes a pledge. 

The fledgling Greeks attend a bid 
night party, endure the pledge process 
and pay approximately $200 a year in 
dues. 



SORORITIES 
ZETA TAU ALPHA (Zeta's) 
president — senior Mary Brown 
housing — 1st and 2nd Wicomico 
members - 21 

parties - 1st band of the year; post New 
Year's 

potential members - "A good com- 
municator who's fun-loving and honest. 
A good sense of humor and a will- 
ingness to accept others are musts." 
national 

ALPHA OMICRON PI (AOPi's) 
president - senior Dina Beck 
housing - Talbot, off-campus 
members - 36 

parties - Birthday Ball connection with 
Thetas; bands in Coffeehouse 
potential members - "We're not looking 



for a specific type of person - just so 
meone who is outgoing and who likes to 
have a good time. They must be willing 
to share things with everyone." 
national 

ALPHA CHI OMEGA (Alpha Chi) 
president - senior Wendy Clarke 
housing - Cecil 
members - 40 

parties -Casino Night; Boxer party 
potential members - "We don't have 
any set criteria other than academic 
excellence." Other characteristics 
should include campus involvement, 
leadership, outgoing personality, 
national 



FRATERNITIES 
KAPPA ALPHA (KA's) 
president - senior Ted Ewing 
housing - Middle Hall 
members - 34 

parties - Beach Bash; St. Patty's 
potential members - "We're looking for 
your all-around, regular type guy who 
likes to have a good time." 
national 

THETA CHI (Theta's) 
president - senior Pat Gordinier 
housing - nonresidential 
members - approximately 30 
parties - Heineken 

potential members - "Someone who 
just gets along with everyone in the 
fraternity." 
national 

PHI SIGMA (Sigs) 
president - senior Sheaffer Reese 
housing - East Hall 
members - approximately 28 
parties - Toga ; Bahamas; ApresLuau I 
potnetial members - "Usually someone! 
who gets along with everyone - not so- 1 
meone who's an enemy of anyone else. I 
When people come to East Hall, wel 
want them to feel comfortable." • 
national status pending 

PHI KAPPA SIGMA 
president - N/A 

housing - 3rd and 4th floor Somerset 
members - 19 

parties - plans include an outdoor party j 
at boating pavilion with a band 
potential members - "Basically we'rel 
just average college students with nol 
special intersts. We want members] 
who want to be involved . " 
national colony; status as permanent | 
chapter pending. 

LAMBDA PI DELTA (Lambdas) 
president - senior Ric Hall 
housing - nonresidential 
member - appoximately 35 
parties - Key West 

potential members - "A lot of different 
people - people who are involved and 
funloving." 
local 



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rique "Henry" Leal smashes a return volley with the same con- 
Htent power that earned himself and doubles partner Alejandro 
Brnandez a number-three seed in the national tournament and 
ffl-American distinction. The Shore netters captured the MAC 
Dwn last season and finally, after two years of goal-setting and 
Reaty toil, established themselves as high as sixth in the nation 
division III. The team will approach this year's season with con- 
Hence and a lofty pre-season ranking. Coach Wyman com- 
ntnted. "It was a great trip. a good experience... first class. 
Beryone played good tough matches. These teams are the top 
Bit in the nation; nobody comes in last." 



WC Athletic Facilities 

A Chance To Build Body With Mind 



by Stephanie Milton 
Attention freshmen! The 
facilities to develop healthy 
brawn while you're fine-tuning 
your brain are ready and 
waiting at Washington College. 
The recreation activities and 
exercise programs available 
can be relaxing as well as pro- 
mote the physical health need- 
ed to carry a busy freshman 
through a bustling day. So dig 
out those mildewed sweats and 
hit the pavement! 

In the basement of the Cain 
Athletic Center a full-line of 
Hydra Fitness equipment was 
installed last year. Hydra 
Fitness combines isotonic and 
isokinetic exercises during the 
full range of motion, flexion 
and extension to increase an 
athlete's strength, power, en- 
durance, explosiveness and 
aerobic capacity. 

The machines are quiet and 
do not require a spotter. 
Perhaps the most valuable 
aspect of the Hydra Fitness 
line is its safety feature. The 
machines do not operate on ex- 
ternal forces. The athlete ex- 
erts the power and the machine 
accommodates the overall 
generation of force from the 
weakest to the strongest point 
in the range of motion through 
hydraulic pressure. 

If the user at any point 
withdraws his or her limb from 
the machine, the lever arm 
slowly returns to its resting 
position as the hydraulic 
cylinder moves through the 
chamber. This feature is ex- 
cellent for rehabilitation and 
beginning weight lifters as well 
as the trained athlete. 



K 



obart Slips Past Shoremen 
h Season Final 



by Stephanie Milton 

he day was white hot, the fans spill- 
forth and the Washington College 
n's lacrosse team rallied to a tough 
W tally in favor of the defending 
^mpions, the Hobart Statesmen, 
'he Shoremen came to Geneva with 
umber-two seed in Division III, a 12- 
eeord, and what they thought to be 
ou gh gumption to shake the 
onghold that Hobart has maintained 
r the championship for seven con- 
utive years. 

efore 6,000-plus fans at Hobarfs 
well Field, the Shore laxters racked 
an explosive 5-1 lead in the first 
irter beginning with an extraman 
11 by Kick Cote on a pass fed by 
lce [Yancey. This early domination, 
u gh, pushed the Statesmen to drop 
Ee m the net. That, however, was 
er e the buck stopped. The 
tesmen were slapped with a three 
lu 'e non-releasable penalty for 
Portsmanlike conduct. 
ur mg the second period at 5-3, WC 
"elder Matt Wilson fired-off a 
™ss, one-bounce shot from just 
h°nd midfield to score at 4:03. This 
™ced and perfected play was 
Wed to exploit Statesman goalie 
°K Warren's tendency to wander 
" the crease. Hobart quickly 
we red with goals from James Sym- 
°n and Mark Moore. 
I th e half, the Shoremen had kept 
1 sl 'ght lead at 6-5. Their statistics 
«r Zzllng - Despite being out-shot 
■ Washington goalie Larry Boehm 



In addition, the Universal 
Gym and free weights are 
available to accommodate 
lifters who would prefer them. 

Two bicycle ergometers 
have been added to the facility. 
These machines have com- 
puterized work-load monitors 
that exhibit distance, time, 
speed, and RPM's. These 
monitors have also been placed 
on the rowing ergometers. 

The Athletic Department is 
currently investigating the ad- 
dition of two new abdominal 
machines from the Nautilus 
line. One is the Rotary Torso 
machine which concentrates 
on the internal and external 
obliques and the erector spinae 
muscle group which supports 
the spine. The second machine 
is the Abdominal Flexor 
machine which works all upper 
and lower abdominal muscles 
if executed properly. 

The fitness center is 
available for usage now. 
Anyone interested should stop 
by the Casey Swim Center to 
pick up a key from the data 
Aquatic Coordinator, Bryan 
Bishop. This method is in effect 
until the semester begins. At 
that time tentative hours will 
be in effect from 11:00 a.m. to 
2:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. 

If anyone is interested in 
having a lifting program 
designed for them, they should 
consult with a trainer or facul- 
ty member. Trained super- 
visors will be monitoring the 
facility and may recommend 
exercises or techniques. 

For those of you that prefer 
to jump in with both feet, the 
Casey Swim Center will open to 
the campus community on 
Monday, September 8. Hours 
are 7:00 to 9:00 a.m., noon to 
3:00 p.m., and 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. 
Weekend hours include 3:00 to 
5:00 p.m. on Saturdays and 
Sundays. 

The Swim Center is offering 
its first scuba diving course 
beginning on September 11. It 



is a non-credit course and 
students will be certified 
through the Calypso Dive Shop 
out of Kent Island. Anyone who 
is interested must attend an in- 
formation meeting on 
September 9 at 7:00 p.m. in the 
Casey Swim Center. 

Also being offered is Advanc- 
ed Life Saving and Life Guar- 
ding. It is a full semester 
undergraduate course for Vz 
credit and will be held Mon- 
days, Wednesdays, and 
Fridays from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. 
Starting date is Monday the 
15th. 

The Truslow Boat House on 
Quaker Neck Road has recrea- 
tional equipment for general 
use and will be establishing 
regular hours in the near 
future. Canoes may be used by 
anyone at any time. Sailing 
equipment is being ad- 
ministered by the Sailing Club. 



Sport Shorts 



Intercollegiate field hockey 
practices began on Thursday, 
September 4. Those interested, 
see Coach Diane Guinan. 

Mens and womens tennis 
meeting 4:00 p.m. Monday, the 
8th. There will be a fall tennis 
program so meet on the tennis 
courts with equipment to play. 
See men's coach, Fred Wyman 
and women's coaches Tom 
Finnegan and Holly Bramble. 

Mens and womens crew 
meeting 4:00 p.m. Monday, the 
8th. Johnny Wagner is the 
women's coach and Coach Don 
Chatellier is in charge of the 
men. Meet in the lobby of the 
gym. 

The volleyball coach, Penny 
Fall and the soccer coaches, 
Mr. Bowman and Pete Allen 
can be reached through the 
Cain Athletic Center. 



snared 16 saves next to Warren's 11. 
WC's faceoff man, Chris Dollar played 
brilliantly as well, tying Geneva's 
finest three faceoff men, 6-6. 

Despite the Shoremen's tenacious 
play, the Geneva laxters emerged 
fresh from the bench and dominated 
the next period with enough goals to 
surpass Washington, 8-6. The 
Shoremen gained their final lead early 
in the fourth period after midfielder 
Mike McGuane's flurry of three quick 
goals secured a temporary 9-8 lead. 

Hobart, however, refused to Be left 
behind, midfielder Michael Guy set the 
pace with two tallies - an extraman 
score from Tom Rosa at 9:31 and a 
behind-the-back feed from Mark Moore 
at 9:54. 

The Statesmen maintained their ex- 
plosive streak with single goals from 
midfielder Mike Bonaventura and 
defenseman Devin Arkinson. After 
Mike Papa added a tally to boost 
Washington to 12-10, Statesman Ray 
Gilliam answered with a goal that seal- 
ed the game with 13 seconds remain- 
ing. 

Despite the loss, several Shoremen 
were recognized for their outstanding 
performance after the game. Ap- 
pointed to the first team of the Ail- 
American squad were goalie Larry 
Boehm, defenseman David Hilliard 
and attackman Bruce Yancey. Second 
team selections were midfielders Mike 
Papa and John Nostrant and at- 
tackman Don Giblin. 




The Washington College men's lacrosse team battled 
who have secured the Division III national championsh 



valiantly against the Hobart Statesmen. 
p for seven consecutive years. 






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A Freshman's Guide To Leisure Time In Chesterton 



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by Andrea E. Kehoe 
When life with the same 828 people 
becomes so routine that you feel like 
you know the name of each student's 
dog, you need to get off campus. If ac- 
cess to a car prevents your escape, 
don't just hang around the dorm 
memorizing the graffiti on your door. 
Explore the "recreational op- 
portunities" of Kent County. 

The following businesses will sell you 
new tapes or reading material, or rent 
you a VCR and a movie a little more 
simple-minded than the artsy alter- 
natives of the film series. More active 
individuals can try sailing on the 
Chester or touring with the local biking 
club. 

MOVIES 
Chester Theatre, 778-1575, located on 
High St. 

Hours: Friday-Saturday-Sunday, 7:00 
p.m. and 9:00 p.m. shows. 
Monday-Thursday, one show, 7:45 p.m. 
Adult admission: $3.50. 
VIDEO 
Movieland, 778-6200, located in Kent 
Plaza. 

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10:00 a.m. 
to 8:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 
10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Call for Sunday 
Hours. 

$9.95 yearly membership rate. 
Member's prices: $2.00 tape rental, 
$9.52 VCP (Video Cassette Player) ren- 
tal per night. 

Friendly Video, 778-0255, located on 
Rte. 213, north of town. 
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11:00 a.m. 
to 8:00 p.m, Friday-Saturday 11:00 
a.m. to9:00. p.m. , Sunday, 11:00a.m. to 
5:00 p.m. 

$9.95 yearly membership rate. 
Member's prices: $2.00 tape rental, 
$6.95 VCP rental per night. 
Smiley's Video, 778-5560, Rte. 213 
South, 1 Mile over Bridge. 




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Students seeking entertainment off campus can catch a movie at the Chester Theatre for an 
admission price of $3.50. 



Hours: Monday-Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 
9:00, Friday and Saturday. 10:00 a.m.- 
11:00 p.m. Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 
p.m. 

Special College Membership: 9 Mon- 
ths, $7.95 with I.D. Monday and Tues- 
day, 99 cent tape rental. Wednesday 3 
for 5. Thursday-Sunday $2.00, $6.00 
VCP rental for members. 

BOOKS AND MAGAZINES 
Chestertown Newsstand, 778-5865, 307 
% High Street. 

Hours: Monday-Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 
5:30 p.m., Sunday 6:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 



970 magazine titles, other magazines 
available on request. Wall Street Jour- 
nal Daily. Limited Quantities of the 
Washington Post, The Philadelphia In- 
quirer, The New York Times, and The 
New York Daily News available on 
Sundays. Copies reserved at no charge. 
Corsica Bookshop 778-1480, 301 High 
Street. 

Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday- 
Saturday. 

Takes special orders. Good selection of 
general topics and extensive collection 
of Eastern Shore-related titles. 



Meeting House Books, 778-0069, Sp, 

Street. 

Hours: Erratic. Call first. 

One room shop of used volumes coi 

ing a wide range of subjects, incluj 

college course texts. 

MUSIC 

Price's Music Center, 778-1282, locj 
at Kent Plaza. 
Hours: Monday-Thursday, and Sat 
day 9 : 30 a.m.-6 : 00 p.m. 
Weekly Specials. Wide selection o[ 
types of music. p 

BOWLING H 

Queen Anne's Bowling Center, 778-iil 
Rte. 213, south of Chestertown. 
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10:00 arc 
10:00 p.m., Friday, 10:00 a.m.-ljl 
p.m., Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 a| 
Also: Miniature Golf Course. 18 hoi 
Group Discounts available. » 

BICYCLING 
Bikeworks, 778-6940 or 778-3687, 33 
High St. 

Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.fh.-S 
p.m., Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-l:00 p 
Complete service, rentals, accessor! 
and parts. Ross, Peugeot, i 
Bridgestone. Sponsor of touring \ 
racing with the Eastern Shore V 
Club. 

DAY TRIPS 
Remington Farms, 778-1565, 10 mi 
south of Chestertown Rte. 20. 3,000 a< 
wildlife research and demonstral 
area, nature trails. No Cost. 
Eastern Neck Wildlife Refuge, I 
7056, Rte. 445 south of Rock Hall. 2, 
acres with marshes and ponds. Go 
wintering area. 

Rock Hall Museum, 778-1399, S. 11 
Street, Rock Hall. 
Hours: Friday-Sunday 2-4 p.m. 
Indian Artifacts, Nautical Relics, ail 
replica of a vanished 18th cent] 
town. 



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Suds 'n Soda 

Discount Beverages 

Rt.213&Rt.297 
Chestertown, Md. 

1 mile north of campus 

778-5077 

Open 6:00 - 12:00 midnight 
7 days a week 

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of Imports 



I.O. required on all alcohol purchases 



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Mt House Press Room 

Jears Up For Student Use Frjdaj , f ^ s 



Page 11 



CAMPUS CALENDAR 



by David Healey 

fhile the grass may already be 

w ing high around it, the Literary 

ls e press room is spanking new and 

lost ready to roll its two presses. 

Attached to the rear of the house, the 

urn's wide steps lead down into a 

me warp to the nineteenth century. A 

■age loft, vaulted windows, and ex- 

ed beams lend to the air of a 

vious century. Soon the bright room 

1 also be used as a reading area once 

hulking type cases are moved to the 

ement of the house. 

ooking like crosses between a cider 

ss and a steam engine are the prin- 

presses. When switched on, their 

inmg ink rollers and clanking press 

tes make them sound like trains — 



He has an interesting philosophy 
towards the equipment he donated. 
While Robert Day was in the midst of 
solving the quirks still in the press' 
operation, Ackerman commented, 
"Everything that old has a personality 
and a trick to living with it." 

While outdated now, the press was 
state-of-the-art in its day. "The Macin- 
tosh of the nineteenth century," said 
Professor Day. 

Ackerman reminisced, "When we 
started it was all letterpress, then we 
switched to offset printing. I got this 
press for the price of moving it." 

Before coming to Washington Col- 
lege, the press was in Ackerman's 
basement. "I taught my kids to use it. 
They began to earn spending money 



Mayor's Reception for new 

students. 

Court House Lawn, 4-6 p.m. 

Student Government Association 

Reception, 

Student Center in Hodson Hall, 

8:00 p.m. 



"Everything that's old has a 
)ersonality and a trick to living 
with it." 



e sound of the nineteenth century," 
Professor Robert Day, director of 
literary House. 

irlier this week, the presses were 
lied and oiled. Mr. Day and Kathy 
tier, assistant director, received 
ting lessons from a professional 
:er on Tuesday. For others in- 
:ted in learning how to use the 
s, said Day, "the Literary House 
rpress printers workshop will be 
ht by Mike Kaylor. It will begin in 
to late September." Kaylor is the 
:r of Inklings Press, 
irshall Ackerman is the gentleman 
Dnsible for the type cases and the 
i equipment. "He donated virtual- 
erything for the press room," ex- 
ed Day. 

German, who works for Rodeo 
■s, comes from a family of printers. 



that way. The motto of Ackerman Boys 
& Dad, the name of our company, was 
'Many jobs too big, no jobs too small." 
Hopefully, the press will continue to 
earn money with printing jobs, such as 
event posters for campus organiza- 
tions, chapbooks, and Broadsides. 

The official opening of the press 
room will be held on October seven- 
teenth, in conjunction with an art show 
beginning the sixteenth. Events will in- 
clude a lecture by Professor Bailey, an 
alumni reunion of the Writers' Union, 
the press room dedication, and a pic- 
nic. Music will be provided by a jazz 
band led by Professor Parcell. Friday 
evening at eight o'clock in the press 
room there will be a lecture by David 
Godine entitled, "The Art of Fine Prin- 
ting in America." 




Dhoto hv J M Fiagom 



°om i, , W,,p - To w " lk down th0 stairs into the O'Neill Literary House's new 

1 here » S k 8p back ° no hund,ed y 8a,s in' ""> world of the nineteenth century printer, 
ting mammoth cases which hold the pieces of type thet must be handset prior 




Photo by J.M Fiegofn 



Ready To Roll. Soon the iron innards of this 
nineteenth century printing press will be in 
motion producing magazines, posters, and 
Broadsides for student writers and editors. 



Saturday, Sept. 6 

Alumani Soccer Game 
Kibler Field, 1 : 30 p.m. 
Computer Center Open House 
Computer Center, l:3O-4:30p.m. 
Picnic for new students, faculty 
and staff. 

Truslow Boat House, 5:30 p.m.- 
7:30 p.m. 
Film Series: Out of Africa 
Norman James Theatre, William 
Smith Hall, 9:00 p.m. 

Sunday, Sept. 7 



Outdoor Luncheon 

Casey Swim Center, 12:30-1:30 

p.m. 

Activities Fair 

Coffee House, 1:30-3 :30 p.m. 

All-campus Elm staff meeting. 

Freshmen encouraged to attend. 

Queen Anne Lounge, 8:00 p.m. 

Monday, Sept. 8 



Film Series : Out of Africa 
Norman James Theatre, William 
Smith Hall, 7:30 p.m. 



While you were . . . 




(relaxing). 



This summer (Don't feel bad!), 
we were working hard 
to extend your vacation... 

Coming soon, very soon 

ROOM 
SERVICE 

By Newtowne Foods 

A College tradition Since January 1986 



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Back 

We Missed You 



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Volume 58, Number 2 



Chestertown, Maryland 21620 Friday, September 12, 1986 



C-town Gains Fast Food Option 



by Audra M. Philippon 
'Well, competition is good for 
everybody; it strengthens the quality 
of the product," says the manager and 
part-owner of Chestertown's Roy 
Rogers, Behrooz Ravanbakhsh. If so, 
students will soon be enjoying the 
benefits of some stiff competition in a 
few weeks - Burger King is coming to 
town. 

Construction started on the fast-food 
branch in mid August and according to 
its hopeful owner, Al Suber, the doors 
will open the week of September 22nd. 
But why Chestertown? "We've actually 
been trying to come here for nearly 
four years now... It's a nice town ... 
There's a lot of traffic during the sum- 
mer and holidays ... and it's on a 
crossroad for Kent and Queen Anne 
counties," explains Suber, owner of 
four other francises. 

After the Burger King Corporation 
conducted an extensive financial 
survey of the area, Suber decided the 
corner of Routes 213 and 290 was ideal, 
especially when the BP gas station 
went up for sale. Ravanbakhsh doesn't 
agree that Burger King's site is ideal, 
but he is optimistic. "He (Suber) will 



hurt us no doubt for the first couple 
weeks or months, but he is new and that 
will always happen. I am not worried," 
be said. 

As for the competition, Suber merely 
said, "I think we have a better pro- 
duct." 

The new facility will include drive- 
thru service, a greenhouse for 
pleasurable dining, as well as the stan- 
dard Burger King features: a full salad 
bar, self-serve beverage bar, counter 
and table eating areas, and a large 
parking lot. 

"Good help is hard to find around 
here - it really is, " said the Roy Rogers 
manager, thus both restaurants wish to 
employ WC students. Roy's is offering 
a starting pay of $3.75 to $4.00 per hour, 
according to Ravanbakhsh, who cur- 
rently does not employ any college 
students. The home of the flame- 
broiled burger, on the other hand, 
desperately needs more workers 
(including some managerial posi- 
tions), but only tenders $3.35 per hour N „„ accepting applications. Burger Kin 
for beginning employees. In a com- petitors unconcerned, 
munity of only 4000, the scramble for 

employees will be as rigorous as the 

scramble for customers. 




phoiohyJ M Fiagomoni 

tentatively opens in two weeks. Local fast food com- 



New Peer Advising Program Going Well 



by Audra M. Philippon 

The first day on any campus 
for a freshman or transfer stu- 
dent is scary and confusing. 
This year, Washington College 
hied to ease the confusion and 
the fright for its new students 
ivith Peer Advisors. Peer Ad- 
visors are designed to be 
another resource person for 
students, in addition to RA's 
and Faculty Advisors, and con- 
centrate on academic orienta- 
:ion. 

'It was a student-generated 
Project, conceived by students 
ind directed by students," said 
Wice Berry, Associate Dean of 



the College. Berry thinks of 
herself as the coordinator of 
the Peer Advising program 
rather than its director. 



"It was a 

student- 
generated 

project.. 



Last spring, Berry solicited 
nominations for potential PA's 
from the faculty and then in- 



vited all juniors and seniors 
with GPA's of 3.0 or higher to 
apply for the program. Later, 
sophomores with GPA's above 
3.5 were also invited. Ap- 
plicants each wrote a letter to 
the Dean explaining why they 
were interested in the pro- 
gram, and then each was inter- 
viewed personally by Dean 
Berry and a member of the 
Board of Advisors. 

Each applicant was asked 
- three questions: 1) What is one 
piece of advice you would give 
a new student? 2) What 
academic aspect of WC is the 
most difficult to understand? 



Students Bumped Off-campus 



by Audra M. Philippon 
Every semester more than 
"e hundred students opt to 
!ve off-campus and, with a bit 
[ Perseverence, most find ade- 
ua te housing. This year, 
owever, nearly 260 students 
f e not housed on campus. 
A n exceptionally large 
ercentage of returning up- 
e relassmen and a large 
"rnber of freshmen and 
"ansfers are two factors fore- 
's some students off-campus. 
■"e renovation of Minta Mar- 
j" dislocated over a hundred 
™dents for the year, and 
~ la ys in the construction of 
" e Hollows townhouses also 
reated a glut of students 
"nout housing. 



This summer when the deans 
of students realized the 
townhouses would not be in- 
habitable by September, they 
reached out into the communi- 
ty for help through general 
advertisements. Local realtors 
and individual home-owners 
were approached. "We let out 
the word that we needed help, 
and before long, people began 
to call us," explained Dean 
Melntire, Dean of Students. 

There are no freshmen living 
off -campus, but there are three 
transfer students who sought 
their own housing. "No one is 
living by themselves," con- 
tinued Melntire. "The least 
number of people in an apart- 
ment is four. ..and the most is 



thirteen at the Hills Inn on 
Washington Ave. Housing is 
always inequitable, and those 
students living off-campus are 
experiencing the same pro- 
blems others do— some rooms 
are bigger than others, some 
have more windows, etc." 

Overall, students are pleased 
with their housing ar- 
rangements if a lack of vocaliz- 
ed complaints is any indication 
of their satisfaction. A meeting 
on Wednesday was called to 
discuss any difficulties off- 
campus students are facing. 

A shuttle service utilizing the 
College's new vans has been 
devised to alleviate some ma- 
jor transportation problems. 
The schedule of the shuttles is 
continued ■ page 4 



and 3) What quality do you 
possess that you think suits you 
for this position? Thirty out of 
the thirty-seven applicants 
were selected. 

From these interviews, the 
advising program developed. 
The program expected to 
strengthen the academic com- 
ponent of orientation: provide 
freshmen with role models for 
academic success: provide 
peer advisors with an op- 
portunity for leadership: 
bridge the gap between faculty 
advisor's and freshmen; en- 
courage use of the academic 
support services and provide 
freshmen with support and 
follow-up after orientation. 

PA's underwent a day-and-a- 
half of training in preparation 
for the new students. 
Freshmen and transfers were 
paired with faculty advisors 
primarily through their pro- 
spective majors and extracur- 
ricular interests. Later, PA's 
were assigned to faculty 
groups according to their 
academic interests and 
temperment. 

New students spent the 
weekend learning about the 
honor code, distribution, 
graduation requirements, 
career counseling, the writing 
lab, the study skills center, and 
extracurricular activites. Peer 
Advisors also helped the new 
students build their schedules. 
Unlike the orientation leaders 
used in previous years, Peer 
Advisors are expected to keep 
in touch with their advisees 



throughout the remainder of 
the year. 

How well did the orientation 
go? "The program is growing 
and changing and we need to 
talk about it," said Berry. 
Evaluating the good with the 
bad, Berry thinks "Wednesday 
(during the training session) 
was a killer — we shouldn't 
have scheduled it all on one 
day. It is a j ar of experimen- 
tation." 

Peer Advisors, students, and 
faculty will be asked to 
evaluate the program, and a 
meeting is planned for PA's 
next Tuesday night to further 
discuss the success of the pro- 
gram. "Of course we can't do 
everything right the first 
time.. .but, I think it went just 
great. The feedback I've gotten 
has been good," said Berry. 



Inside: 

SGA Clipboard 
WC Clubs 
Movie Review 
Entertainment 
Fitness Class 



Page 2 



THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



September 12. l q 



OPINION 



Where's The Tree? 



Yes, the tree is no more. Last week, when the first 1986- 
'87 issue of The Elm arrived on campus, complete with 
brand-new style changes, I was told, to my horror, that 
many of the upperclassmen on campus were mistaking it 
for another publication and passing it by. Why? Because 
there was NO TREE. Please, fellow students, don't look 
for a tree on the banner of The Elm this year. There are, 
however, several other things - old as well as new - that 
you should look for when you pick-up your copy on Friday 
afternoons. 

News: Look for thorough and in-depth coverage of stu- 
dent and campus affairs. If an event involves you and your 
fellow students, the College, and, in many cases, the sur- 
rounding community, watch for the story on The Elm's 
News Page. If it affects you, it will be there. 

Opinion: Look for the voices of your fellow students, 
members of the faculty, and concerned community 
residents expressing themselves on issues both at the cam- 
pus and national levels. Constructive argumentation and 
debate is healthy and The Elm's Op/Ed page is designed to 
encourage it. Your contributions are welcome. We want to 
hear YOUR side of the story. 

Features: Look for quality human (real student) in- 
terest stories. We know that you don't want to read about 
the mating habits of the pigeons living in Bill Smith. Our 
fare will include stories about the people and activities 
that surround you everyday as a WC student. This means 
interesting people and interesting activities presented in 
interesting ways. You won't be disappointed. 

Arts/Entertainment: The key word here is "Entertain- 
ment." In addition to continuing our extensive coverage of 
the fine arts at WC, this year we will be bringing you all the 
concert and club date info we can get from Baltimore, 
D.C., Philly, and Delaware. Supplementing this will be 
weekly album reviews and a listing of campus events and 
entertainment options on the Campus Calendar. This 
weekend, whether you're planning a road trip or a night in 
the C-House, look to us for the low-down on student enter- 
tainment. 

Sports: Look for the same coverage of Shoreman 
athletics, both official and intramural, that you have seen 
in the past. Look for improved coverage of the smaller 
teams and individual athletes. Sports features dealing 
with athletic facilities and other special topics are also on 
our roster. 

Like I said, don't look for the tree. Look for all of the 
above. The tree is gone, but underneath The Elm 's new 
look is the same newspaper that's been informing you, 
perhaps angering you, but always making you think. We 
plan to keep it up. 




t ??tom4 @M6ie fat 



Looking for "NOTES FROM 
THE KITCHEN?" Look no fur- 
ther! "MOM'S COOKIE JAR," 
we hope, will become a source 
of topical and nutritional in- 
formation you will look for 
each week. 

I would like to take this op- 
portunity, on behalf of the 
Washingotn College" Dining 
Service Staff, to welcome all 
incoming freshmen, transfers 
and returning students. We are 
looking forward to serving you. 
If you have a problem or sug- 
gestions, please feel free to 
contact the supervisor on duty 
or drop a note in the suggestion 
box. As in the past, our slogan 
remains: "Award Winning and 
Getting Better." And as every 
year, the WCDS encourages 
student's interaction with the 
Dining Service. 



The 



Washington College Elm 



Editors 

Editor-in-chief Thomas M. Schuster 

News Editor Audre Phllippon 

Features Editor ... Andres Kohoe 

Arts/Entertainment Editor David Hoaloy 

Sports Editor Stephanie Milton 

Photography Editor J.M. Frarjomeni 

Managers 

Managing Editor A l i80n Shorter 

National Advertising Manager Michelle Royal 

Local Advertising Manager Allyson Tunney 

Classified Advertising and Circulation Manager William Faust 

The Elm is the officiBl student newspaper of Washington College. The 
Elm is published every Friday during the academic yeer with the excep- 
tion of vacations and exam weeks. 

Editorials are the responsibility of the Editor-in-chief. Signed columns, 
commentaries, letters, editorials, and editorial cartoons represent the 
opinions of their authors and are not necessarily the views held by the 
members of the editorial staff. 

All letters to the editor ere reed with interest but. due to space limita- 
tions the editors cannot elways publish every letter received and some 
must be shortened. Unsigned letters will not be considered for publlca- 
J°»£ i! ? ill ° U d !" c ' ud , e «"«l' vear and major. Faculty and staff 
members should include their positions and departments. Limit letters 
™5!.h? ? 5.1 "*.*• and , mclu ! i <' d "V >nd evening phone numbers in the 
event thet clerification of portions of the letter is needed. Letters may be 
deposited in the marked boxes st the editorial office or In the Dining 

il.1«IM. l » l |» 7 h° E ""- k W " hi "»<'»" College. c„.«.Sown" 
Maryland 21620. Letters become the property of The Elm upon receipt 
and must be received no later than Tuesdey to be considered for publica- 
tion in that week s issue. K««i>«.a 
The Elm's business end editorial office Is located In the Queen Anne 
lounge, found on the first floor of the Queen Anne's House dormitory 
Business hours ere 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tuesdays and 7:00 p m to 11-00 
p.m. Wedne 'ays. The office phone number Is (3011 778-2800. extension 




Most of you are aware the 
new computerized access 
system is being used at each 
meal. This system will provide 
speedier access, better accoun- 
tability and computerized 
charging for meals. Just 
remember, to gain access to 
the Dining Hall, you must br- 
ing your ID card to each meal. 



The WCDS is again the proud 
recipient of two national food 
service awards, presented this 
past July. These honors were 
given by the National Associa- 
tion of Colleges and Univer- 
sities Food Services 
(NACUFS). This year we were 
mistakenly judged in the 
Medium School category, com- 
peting with such schools as 
MIT, Vanderbilt, Johns 
Hopkins University and Vassar 
College for the menu contest. 
In spite of the competition, we 
were awarded second place for 
"Residence Hall Dining" and 
third place for "Catering." 

In need of a job? There are 
sill positions available in the 
dishroom and on the serving 
line. If you are interested, con- 
tact Sharon Crew for more in- 
formation or to sign up. Sign up 
sheets for various catering 
events are posted on the Job 
Opportunity Board in the Main 
Dining Room throughout the 
semester. Anyone interested in 
working for the Catering 
Department, feel free to sign 
up. 

The WCDS has planned a full 
calendar of events for the 1986- 
87 academic year and hope you 
will look forward to them. Next 
Wednesday is "Meet the 
WCDS" Crab Feast. This event 
will give you an opportunity to 
meet with the management 
staff of the Dining Service (ex- 
cept Sharon Crew, who will be 



away) and get to know them, 
In conclusion, I would like 
thank Sharon Himmanen I 
helping out with freshmen > 
upperclass registration. 
Until next week M( 



SKI TRIP 

Ski the A ustrian A Ips 

January 3-10, 1987 

Cost -under $1,000 

See Dean Maxcy for 
more information. 



Starting this semester, 
the Washington College 
Dining services 
operate all snack and 
soda vending throughout 
the campus. In the up- 
coming weeks, new 
machines that will offei 
more selection and 
variety along with dollar 
bill validators will be 
placed throughout cam- 
pus. If you have a pro- 
blem with a machine 01 
need a refund from 
machine please come to 
the Dining Hall office 
between the hours ol 
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 
Monday through Friday. 



Write for 
The Elm 

Call 
778-2800 
Ext. 321 



HORSES 
BOARDED 

New Stalls 

Goodpasture 

Close to Town 

Excellent Trail Riding 

Rural Setting 

Terry Anthony 

Rt.3 

Chestertown, MD 

778-3672 after 8 p.m. 



CARRELS 

Registration for Carrels 
the Library will begin on F 
day, Sept. 12. 1986. Al 
students, including the 
who have registered pri 
to this date, should regis! 
according to the follovvil 
schedule: 
Seniors - Sept. 12, 13, H 
Juniors - Sept. 15, 16 
Sophomores - Sept. 17/ 
Freshman - Sept. 19 



feptem 



peri 2. 1986 



THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



Hage3 



peer Advisor Program Is Clearly A Success 



Initiated by the Student Academic 
Board and implemented by Associate 
p ea n Alice Berry, the new Peer Advis- 
ing Program has been a tremendous 
success. The diverse group of advisors 
■eadily helped new students become 
•acquainted with the "nitty gritty" 
■aspects of academic life. Topics such 
las the dilemmas of distribution re- 
quirements and the mysteries of time 
■management were discussed in in- 
[dividual peer group meetings. The ad- 
vantages of allowing peer advisors to 
elaborate upon these basics are ob- 
vious. As rooming and boarding 



students, these individuals may more 
closely identify with the Washington 
College experience than may faculty 
members. They are in a unique position 
to facilitate the adjustment of newer 
campus members to academic life 
within the context of a communal 
social setting. 

During our recent Orientation 
Weekend, many of the initial goals of 
the Peer Advising Program were 
realized. Clearly, the academic compo- 
nent of Washington College was stress- 
ed as emphatically as the more tradi- 
tionally expounded social component. 



Individual peer advisors assumed in- 
fluential leadership roles, while new 
students discovered accessible role 
models for academic success. As 
liaisons, these student leaders provided 
a valuable communication link bet- 
ween the freshmen and the faculty ad- 
visors, the Writing Workshop, the 
Study Skills Program, the career 
counselors, and the psychological 
counselors. 

The future of the Peer Advising Pro- 
gram rests heavily upon this year's ad- 
visors. They are committed to serving 
as a continuous support system 



throughout the year. But the extent to 
which their services will be utilized 
depends largely upon the respon- 
siveness they receive from advisees, 
faculty advisors, resident assistants, 
and Washington College at large. The 
mechanisms are in place for an effec- 
tive addition to our academic institu- 
tion - all that is needed is the power of 
community support. 

Mona Brinkley U a sophomore from 
Middleton, Maryland, Vice-President 
of the Student Government Associa- 
tion, and a Peer Advisor. 



ISSUE: 



So Far, How Effective Is The New Peer 
Advisor Program At Orienting New 
Students to Washington College? 




lachel Smith 
ophomore Peer Adviser 
Seneva, New York 



Erika Del Priore 
Sophomore 
Gaithersburg, Maryland 



Callie Sessions 

Senior 

Plainville, Connecticut 



David Johnson 

Freshman 

Snow Hill, Maryland 



Wynnette Handy 

Freshman 

Ocean City, Maryland 



"Orientation this year was 
ar more effective than past 
rientations. The peer advis- 
»g system balanced out 
rientation making it more 
cademically inclined. Like 
nth any new system. I see 
oom for improvement." 

Campus 



"I would say it was very ef- 
fective only because the ad- 
visers went through so much 
training. By having so many 
upperclassmen here I thought 
I saw a lot of freshmen adapt 
a lot faster." 



Voices 



"The new peer advising 
system distributes the 
responsibility of advising new 
students into better defined 
groups and makes less 
demands on both the faculty 
adviser's and RA's time." 



"It gives me someone to 
know and lets me know the 
ropes outside a faculty 
member's point of view. It's 
sort of an underground view 
of the campus and settles 
some first day fears." 



"I think it's very effective. 
My peer adviser offered to 
help me in any way possible. 
It's like having someone 
who'll keep a watchful eye 
over you." 



by Michele Baize 



Program Gives Freshmen Needed Support 



for the new student, college orienta- 
D n, not to mention the college ex- 
erience as a whole, can be filled with 
nidation and apprehensiveness. He 
ay wish that he could talk to someone 
no will understand him. The Peer 
overusing Program, new to 
Jashington College this year, offers 
'eshmen a chance to talk to someone 
™ helps to familiarize them with the 
»mpus. 

The Peer Advertising Program gives 
ew students a chance to meet one 
"other in a small group environment, 
™ch takes away some of the ner- 
»usness. The Peer Advisor for each 
™up acquaints new students with the 
""Pus, answers questions about 
Jurses, tells what to expect from pro- 
■fsors, and what college life is like in 
BI >eral. Also, the Peer Advisor helps 



new students meet other people and is 
there just to talk and listen if someone 
is feeling homesick or needs a friend. 

The Peer Advising Program is a suc- 
cess because it deals with students; it 
is about students helping other 
students. Freshmen need to know that 
others understand how they are feel- 
ing. The Peer Advisors have shared the 
same experiences within the past four 
years and can easily relate to the 
frustration, confusion, and even excite- 
ment that new students are feeling. But 
it is not only the Peer Advisors who 
heir to lessen these feelings. Through 
the iroup meetings, new students are 
able to vent their uneasiness together 
— they see that they are not alone. This 
in itself made me feel more com- 
fortable about starting classes and 
meeting new people. 



But of course there is always room 
for improvement in any program. 
Although the Peer Advising Program is 
effective, I think that the training ses- 
sion should be extended for one more 
day. The Peer Advisors seemed as if 
they were put to work right after train- 
ing: I got the impression that they were 
unsure of themselves. If the training 
session was spread-out for three days, 
the Peer Advisers would have a chance 
to calm down and f repare the.nselves 
fo.- meeting with their gre'tps. 

Another change that would be an ad- 
vantage to new students would be to 
hold-off on the first Peer Advising 
meeting until the day after Registra- 
tion. After talking to Peer Advisors and 
other students, it seems the meetings 
weren't as beneficial as they could 



have been because the students weren't 
receptive. They were tired from 
registration and moving-in and un- 
packing. By postponing the first 
meeting until the second day of Orien- 
tation, I think more questions would be 
asked and more would be accomplish- 
ed. 

i have benefitted from the Peer Ad- 
vising Program. It has helped m: to 
understand what to expect fi om college 
and also, through the Peer Advisors, it 
has enabled me to meet more people 
than I would have if there were no such 
program. This program is successful 
and I can see it growing stronger in 
coming years. 

Jenny Eisberg Is a 

freshman from 

Westminster, Maryland 



Page 4 



THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



September 12, j | 



WCDS Hires Local Handicapped Citizens 




phoiobv J M. Ftaqomeni 

A construction worker from Harry Arena and Sons wields his hammer In what was once the Alpha Chi's 
bathroom. Renovation in Mints Martin have forced students to find housing downtown. 

Next Year's Housing Looks Brighter 



continued from page 1 
temporary and will change ac- 
cording to student needs 
throughout the year, according 
to Mclntire. 

Housing arrangements for 
next year promise to be much 
simpler. Minta Martin is ten- 
tatively expected to be com- 
pletely renovated some time 
during the spring semester. 
According to Jim Quinn, Assis- 



tant to the Vice President for 
Finance, "They (Harry Arena 
& Sons) started work on 
schedule. ..they gutted the 
bathrooms and floors proper- 
ly. ..and at this point in time, 1 
don't see any delays in 
finishing" the renovations by 
next spring. 

Reid Hall is next in line for a 
facelift, but the College is not 



sure whether to close the dor- 
mitory for the 1987-88 year, or 
to reconstruct it piecemeal 
over the next two summers. 
Construction of the "Hollows 
Project" downtown was 
delayed by the Chestertown 
Town Council early in the spr- 
ing, but the plans are still in the 
works, so townhouses may be 
available in the future. 



by Audra M. Philippon 

Washington College is of 
course an equal opportunity 
employer, and the WC Dining 
Service is no exception, but the 
WCDS has recently begun to 
seek out those for employment 
who are truly in need — those 
in need of the respect, self- 
confidence, and sense of pride 
that employment can provide. 

Sharon Crew, supervisor for 
the WCDS, attended a con- 
ference last spring of the Na- 
tional Agency of Colleges and 
Universities, where one of the 
other school's represented 
employed several mentally 
handicapped people on their 
staff. "The comraderie bet- 
ween the staff was overwhelm- 
ing. I was so moved that I 
came home, wrote a proposal, 
and Dave (Knowles) loved it," 
explained Crew. "I said, hey, 
why can't we do that?" 

Crew contacted Angel's 
Haven, an organization that 
tries to mainstream mentally 
handicapped people in the 
area, and made her offer. The 
Haven sent two candidates to 
the college, and Crew hired 
both of them. Since they were 
hired in late April, both 
employees have made tremen- 
dous progress. Larry Gilbert 
started in the dishroom under 
Crew's supervision, and he is 
now working with the pots and 
pans nearly full-time. Irene 
Cotton has remained in the 
dishroom, but since August, 
she has overtaken some of the 
supervisory roles at night, 
while no one is on duty. Ac- 
cording to Crew, the rest of the 
staff not only accept Larry and 
Irene as fellow workers, but 
respect their authority. 

"The staff has worked 
beautifully with them... the 



whole program has been », 
received," said Crew. Un]j 
Angel's Haven, Crew refer* 
the new workers only 
"employees," rather thj 
"clients." "They're treat 
just like anybody else," j 
said. Other than a few att 
dance problems in the begj 
ing, the program has bJ 

"We're afami\ 
here. We cart 

about 
each other..." 



quite successful, according 
Crew. 

Crew hopes to expand tl 
program in the future so th 
after workers are trained 
the College cafeteria, they ci 
seek similar jobs at other fa 
facilities in the area. Crew 
now compiling a list of pote 
tial employers for the "revol 
ing door'' program 
Washington College may ala 
provide other training area 
for the handicapped if the pr 
gram continues to grow. 

This week, the WCDS fun 
two more people from Angel 
Haven, Sally Newsom and Ai 
Morris, and so far, both are d 
ing well. Crew summarized tl 
staff's feelings toward the no 
employees: "We're a fami 
here (WCDS). We care abo 
each other. Why not sprea 
that care to somebody wl 
really needs it?" 



New Travel Club Looks Promising 



by Jennifer Smith 

In addition to the many ac- 
tivities already available at 
WC, a new organization called 
the Three Hundred Mile Club, 
will be added this year. This 
organization is designed to 
give students who live three 
hundred or more miles away 
from the College the opportuni- 
ty to take off-campus excur- 
sions. It will hold special ac- 
tivities on campus as well. 
Both local and distant trips will 
be planned by the club 
members and may vary in pur- 
pose from sightseeing to simp- 
ly shopping. 

No specific events have been 
planned yet since the Deans 
are waiting for ideas from 



students. Student interests will 
play a vital role in the ac- 
tivities of the club and any sug- 
gestions are welcome. 

The idea for this club arose 
when a freshman attending WC 
felt lonely when his friends 
went home on weekends. From 
the midwest and without a car, 
he had no transportation home. 
He told his father this, who in 
turn, called the College and 
suggested such a club. The 
faculty agreed that this was a 
good idea since approximately 
forty percent of WC's students 
are from out-of-state. 

One out-of-state student, 
Freshman Cheryl Schlein, of 
Liverpool, New York said, "I 
plan to join the club just to get 
away-to break the routine." 



Callie Sessions, a senior RA, 
was equally enthusiastic. "It's 
a great idea." she said. 
"Especially if they could get 
students to bus stations or train 
stations to get them home. It 
would be fantastic ! ' ' 

In addition to getting 
students away from campus, 
Dean Maxcy, Associate Dean 
of Students, believes the club 
will also bring students 
together and possibly help to 
form a car-pooling system. He 
also thinks it will introduce out- 
of-state students to the op- 
portunities available to them in 
this region. 

Dean Berry, Associate Dean 
of the College, stated that 
possible trips to nearby cities 



such as Baltimore, Washington 
and Philadelphia, and nearby 
beaches are ideas to consider. 
Some suggestions from in- 
terested students included ski- 
ing, shopping malls, and 
museums as well. 

The club is being initiated by 
Student Affairs and will be 
open to both upper and 
lowerclassmen who live three 
hundred or more miles away 



from the campus. The Dean 
hope the SGA will support tlj 
organization so that clul 
members will not be respond 
ble for all funds involved. I 
funding is attained, member 
need only be concerned aboJ 
spending money for the trip) 
Anyone interested in obtainiri 
more information about thj 
club should contact the Studef 
Affairs Office. 



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The Washington College SGA 
is pleased to welcome the stu- 
dent body to the 1986-87 school 
year. SGA has been gearing-up 
all summer to ensure that the 
transition back to the 
academic life is a smooth one. 
By paying the activities fee, all 
students are automatically 
members of SGA and are urg- 
ed to take the initiative and 
become involved in the wide- 
range of activities sponsored 
by SGA. 

Of major importance to the 
campus is the upcoming elec- 
tions for Dorm Senators. This 
is the best way for students to 
have an active voice in the 
decision-making processes 
that directly affect them. Peti- 
tions will be available in the 
Student Affairs Office next 
week. The number of positions 
varies according to dorm 
population, but everyone is en- 
couraged to compete for these 



spots and vote in the election. 

SGA has worked up a h 
social calendar for the yea 
kicking off with The Feds 
September 12th and, back I 
popular demand, Bobby a 
the Believers on Septemb 
19th. As in past years, SGA 
also underwriting the cost 
the Film Series, whii 
presents movies to suit a wid 
range of tastes. 

The Student Acadeni 
Board (SAB), headed by Moi 
Brinkley, and Chris FascetU 
Student Judicial Board (SJI 
are currently filling positiol 
and will address some of tl 
most important issues facil 
the student body this yes 
Assuring student represent 
tion on college committees, it 
plementing suggestions frfl 
"State of the Major" report 
and modifying the camp 1 
judicial system will all haf 
far-reaching effects on tl 
qualifying of life at WC. 



Lrob e; 12. 1986 



THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



: ood For Thought: 



Page 5 



Dining Service Upgrades Student Facilities, Options 



By Tom Schuster 

The question most frequently 
ked this past week by up- 
rclassmen entering the Dining 
ill undoubtedly is "Where is 
, r a?" This inquiry inevitably 
jses after being faced with the 
CDS' new "access system," an 
sentially homemade apparatus 
Insisting of a Mac Plus with a 
ird disk, that reads student I.D. 
irds and electronically records 
ich time you step into the Dining 
all to eat. The system does more 
an just process students coming 
rough the door. 

designed by Sebastion von Graf, 
'ark Jenkins, and Computer 
inter Director Paul Bishop using 
pple Hardware and co-authored 
Scess program, the new WCDS 
imputer system also tracks the 
irying meal plans purchased by 
udents, calculates the financial 
atus of the WCDS based on the 
eal plans actually purchased, 
id accomplishes several other 
lores, including inventory and 
ducing labor costs. "Everything 
i the new system) is very heavily 
ilized," said WCDS Director 
ave Knowles. 

Commercial access systems 
arketed for institutional use, 
ich as WCDS' new Apple-based 
stem, cost approximately $25,000 
purchase and install. The other 
rawback, in addition to the high 
ice tag, stated Knowles, is that 
eh systems do not have any other 
;es except for processing 
udents entering the Dining Hall, 
he WCDS system's biggest ad- 
intage is its flexibility — it allows 
lanagement to put it to use for 
her logistical operations. Said 
nowles: "We saved considerable 
oney through self -development." 
Perceptions of student accep- 
nce of the new system vary, 
iwever. "I'm extremely ecstatic 
lout the way the students have 
iceived this system," said 
nowles. Student reaction, in light 
the "bugs" that arose in the first 
iys of operation, were more 
mtious and often critical. "Its 
ick, but it doesn't improve 
lything," stated junior Scott 
utler. Kathy Kilroy, a sophomore 



raised another point. "I think its 
ridiculous. I don't think it's better 
or worse than what it was. Couldn't 
you use anybody's card!" If a stu- 
dent's main concern is to get 
through the door as fast as possi- 
ble, then "it's about the same," ac- 
cording to Junior R.A. Chris 
Engle. 

The new system, however, is on- 
ly one of several changes the din- 
ing Service is implementing this 
year. The large number of boar- 
ding students living off-campus 
this year has forced Knowles to 
come-up with two additional meal 
plans for students that differ from 
the standard 19, or full, meal plan. 

The 19 meal plan called "the 
foundation of the house" by 
Knowles because the WCDS needs 
and requires the majority of WC 
students to purchase it at $875 per 
semester, was nevertheless con- 
sidered too much for many 
students whose residences are not 
within a short walking distance of 
Hodson Hall. Hence a choice: the 
10 meal plan and the five meal 
ticket are available this year to 
resident students housed off- 
campus. 

The ten meal plan, at a cost $660 
for the semester, enables the pur- 
chaser to attend any 10 meals dur- 
ing a seven day week. After the 10 
meals have been used, the student 
is given the option to charge a 
meal. The five meal plan, 
however, is without time con- 
straint. The purchaser buys a $24 
five meal ticket and may take 
those meals whenever he wishes. It 
may be Over a week, a month, or 
even the entire semester. After the 
five meals have been used, the stu- 
dent simply purchases another 
ticket and eats at his or her conve- 
nience. 

The fewer meals purchased, 
however, the higher the cost per 
meal. Because the WCDS is finan- 
cially dependent on the boarding 
students at WC, Knowles said that 
if students living on campus were 
given the option of reduced meal 
plans or refunds for meals missed, 
the financial "base" of the Dining 
Service would vanish. 



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Thus the higher costs of the 
reduced meal plans reflect not only 
the tendency of students on reduc- 
ed plans to eat the more expensive 
meals, but the costs also 
discourage students from selecting 
them in the first place. With a cost- 
per meal of $3.07 on the 19 meal 
plan, $4.40 on the 10 meal plan, and 
$4.80 on the five meal ticket, the 
better deal is unquestionably had 
by those opting for full-board. 

No matter what meal plan 
students are under, they still may 



be grateful eaters knowing that the 
WCDS brought home one second 
and one third-place award from 
the National Association of College 
and University Food Services 
(NACUFS) annual competition — 
even after an administrative error 
placed them unintentionally in 
competition with "medium" size 
schools, such as Towson State 
University, Vanderbilt, and the 
Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology. 
Prizes were taken in the 



categories of Menu Idea Exchange 
(2nd place), and catering (3rd 
place). The WCDS lost out to the 
University of the Pacific in both in- 
stances, but Knowles is still 
tremendously happy with the out- 
come. "We can say we weren't just 
good here," he said, "we were 
good nationally." The WCDS has 
taken seven awards at the 
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THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



September 12, 198(1 



FEATURES 



WC Student Life 

Nontraditional Students Run College Gamut 



by Andrea E. Kehoe 

Peg Foley is not unlike many 
Washington College Students: She 
hates to get up for 8:30 classes and wor- 
ries about writing papers. 

But at 65 years of age, the Cecil coun- 
ty resident is not typical of students in 
higher education. Foley, who is taking 
two courses for credit this semester 
even though she is not pursuing a 
degree, began her studies through the 
continuing education program last 
year. 

"I felt as though I needed something 
to keep my mind from decaying," she 
said, recalling her retirement in 1981 
after 40 years of service for an oil com- 
pany. "I was afraid I'd just become an 
old lady with nothing to talk about but 
what I used to do and how things used 
to be. I didn't want to live in the past." 

Foley said professors have supported 
and encouraged her, and that she en- 
joys interacting with younger people. 

"I don't feel like a sore thumb; I'm 
not treated as an oddity," she said. 

Fear of reentering a classroom after 
what is sometimes an absence of 
decades plagues many adult students, 
said Ann Wilmer Hoon, Director of 
Continuing Education. Despite this, 
WC's enrollment of 56 nontraditional 
students parallels the growth of these 
programs for people over age 25 nation- 
wide. 

"Professors without exception want 
the older students in class because all 
without exception do well," she said, 
pointing out that nine of the 10 nontradi- 
tional graduates last year received 
honors. 

Hoon plans to obtain scholarship 
money for the program to enhance the 
tuition discount ($250 per course) given 
to part-time students for their first 
eight classes. 

It is the financial break that has 
enabled David Quinn, a 36 year old 
Sociology major completing his last 
two courses at WC, to further his 
education. An instructor at Angel's 
Haven, a sheltered workshop for 
retarded adults in Bethelton, he hopes 
a degree will help him advance in his 
field. 

Quinn must juggle a 40 hour work 
week with a class at lunchtime and one 



each Wednesday evening. His wife, 
Sara, a social worker for the Queen 
Anne County Health Department, also 
takes college courses. 

"It's just a continual hassle, but it's 
better to be busy," he said. "Going to 
school is a nice diversion from work 
and the rest of life." 

Quinn says he "goofed off" when he 
entered Moravian College in 
Bethlehem, PA after high school, 
though he's found his academic work 
here invigorating. 

"It's hard to come home after a day 
of work and go to class when you want 
to relax and sleep, but it's energizing to 
be in new situations. It makes me feel 
better about myself ." 

Personal Growth 

Another nontraditional student at the 
College is Frank Sutton, a 44 year old 
Sociology major and a full-time worker 
in the maintenance department. A 1960 
high school graduate who dropped out 
of Wesley College in Dover, DE during 
his first semester, he eased back into 
academia by taking one course at a 
time at Chesapeake College and then 
transferring here. 

"This has given me a new sense of 
patience," he said. Sutton sold the 
hardware business he had owned for 13 
years to return to school. He will spend 
another five years finishing his 
undergraduate degree before reaching 
his goal to enter the Christian ministry. 

"Selling your business and turning 
your whole lifestyle around is a big 
step. You need a lot of support from 
those around you." 

Sutton's wife Suzanne, who works in 
a day care center, and their two grown 
children have encouraged him in his 
schoolwork. He notes that professors 
and other students are also helpful, 
particularly one who offered to lend 
him a required textbook. 

"It makes you feel good to see there 
are no stumbling blocks between young 
and old," Sutton said. 

Starting college at age 40 was WC 
registrar David Buttlers, who entered 
the University of Delaware as he was 
nearing retirement in the army. 



"Picture this old, crusty sergeant in 
a music appreciation course listening 
to Bach and Beethoven and thinking, 
'Gee, that's neat,' " he said, adding 
that his experience transformed him 
from a rigid, rule-oriented person to 
one tolerant of differences of opinion. 

While studying to become a science 
teacher, he taught for the Reserve Of- 
ficer's Training Corps program. When 
a conflict with work prevented him 
from attending his meteorology class, 
the professor allowed Buttler's wife to 
sit-in with a tape recorder and copy the 
notes on the board. Despite the lack of a 
peer group, Buttlers found learning ex- 
citing: "I thought it was the neatest 
thing in the world the first time I looked 
through a telescope and saw the rings 
of Saturn." 




their Chesapeake Beach home. She 
also takes courses at the University o[ 
Maryland, College Park. 

"I wouldn't change anything; things 
are working for me," she said. "I had 
my full social life freshman and 
sophomore year, and being married 
puts my studies in better perspective." 

Another student ready to wed while 
in school is junior Janet Szabo, who is 
engaged to Darryl Gregory from her 
hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, a 
Biology major, she plans to marry 
"sometime between graduation and 
medical school" in the summer of 1988. 

Szabo sees her fiancee, an elemen- 
tary music teacher, once or twice i 
semester. The two also exchange week- 
ly phone calls and frequent letters, 



Wathiflfttos College 
Registrar David Butters 

discusses his experiences as 
9 f or ty-yea* -old freshman «t 
the University of Delaware . 




After five years of juggling his 
schedule, he graduated in May 1979, 
and applied for a graduate program in 
College Administration. The evenings 
of saying "Hi to the wife and kids and 
running up the stairs to study" had 
paid off. 

Married Students 

Older students are not the only ones 
who try to balance both school and 
marriage. Kristin Ritchie, a senior 
English major taking the Education 
block got married in July 1985. She and 
her husband Mark are expecting a 
baby in five months. 

"You have to be convinced you can 
make it work," she said. "If you really 
intend on finishing school, you're going 
to do it and being married won't change 
that." 

Until mid-October, when she begins 
student teaching, Ritchie will live in 
Chestertown during the week and 
spend weekends with her husband at 



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Though she asserts that "everybodvl 
has a different sense of what's right foil 
them," Szabo cautions freshmel I 
against making hasty commitments. 
"You need to date around before gi 
ting locked into a relationship. Rigbl 
out of high school is just too young (tif 
marry)." 

The Working World 

Most students at WC do not have * , 
commitments of those over 25 or whif 
are married or engaged, but many hoi! 
a job in addition to their schoolwork 

"I like to keep busy," said Chris D| 
Pietro, a senior business major whl 
works five-six hours a week in tbe| 
bookstore. 

Di Pietro says he works not for tbel 
money but for the chance to meet peel 
pie on campus and gain hands-oil 
management experience. 

Sophomore Rachel Smith, a political 
science major, said the ten hours she 
works in the Dean's office each weel 
help her budget her time. Flexible 
scheduling also prevents conflicts will 
academics. 

"I enjoy seeing another side of tl» 
College," said Smith. "You meet tin 
people who run things behind tin 
scenes." 

Senior Janet Simms, on the othC 
hand, welcomes the opportunity her jo' 
at the Sly Horse, a local clothing store 
gives her to get off campus. 

"It helps me get to know people fro* 
the town," she said. 

Perhaps the best reason for job 
seeking comes from another pragmat* 
student, "I really wouldn't be study!* 1 ! 
much anyway." 



lu mber 12, 1986 



THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



Page 7 



C Clubs: Looking For Members 



by Andrea E.Kehoe 
jxtracurricular activities 
.Biprise what the folks in 
unting Hall re f er to as the 
"fifth dimension" at 
Washington College. The 
following SG A -sponsored clubs 
offer students a chance to get 
ou t of the library and spend 
Kme time with others who 
Bare their interests. 

If conventional activities 
such as publications and 
Knguage clubs don't meet your 
istes, start your own group. 
You can begin a local chapter 
of Accuracy in Academia or 
round up a bunch of Dungeons 
and Dragons players. 

Applications for SGA funding 
will be available later in the 
semester from treasurer Pam 
Loughman in the Goldstein 
Badership Center. 



Intact - Jim Sieman, Foxwell 
Hall. 

eral purpose - to create a 

iritual and social at- 

losphere for people to get 

igether. 

Bents - picnics, concerts, 

Beakers, Softball team, help- 
l the elderly in Chestertown. 
ining - come to meetings 
ednesdays at 9:30 p.m. in 1st 
or Caroline Lounge, 
tential members - "Anybody 
10 has an open mind and likes 
share with others." 

ZWe (%g 
ntact - advisor Karen Smith, 
lin Gym; President Maggie 
ickley, West Hall, 
aieral purpose - to explore 
id understand various forms 
dance and movement, 
ents - field trips, ballet 
ghts, Elizabethan Christmas 
nner, festivals. 

ining - Contact a member or 
lend Wed. at 4:30 in Dance 
udio. 

tential members - "Anyone 
lerested in any form of dance 
d who enjoys movement. 
ere is no previous dance ex- 
rience necessary to join." 

Tielta Pi Omepi (DP.O.) 
intact - President Janet 
>nms, 114 Queen Anne, 
meral purpose - a service 
ganization that provides for 
e campus and Chestertown 
immunity. 

rents - art shows, blood 
•ves, services for the han- 
capped and mentally retard- 
| of Chestertown, parties. 
Ptog - express an interest to 
y D.P.o. member. Meetings 
e held weekly. 

tential members - diverse, 
•ooking for as many people 
■o want to come, who are en- 
mastic and interested in 

V1 ng fun and helping 



Sim 

contact - editor-in-chief, Tom 
Schuster, Queen Anne apt., 778- 
2800, ext. 321 

general purpose - Official col- 
lege newspaper. Distributed 
weekly on campus and in com- 
munity. 

potential members - reporters, 
photographers, artists, 
business and advertising 
representatives. "Anyone with 
brains who is reliable and can 
write." 

contact - advisor Colin 

Dickson, Ferguson Hall. 

general purpose - to practice 

and improve use of the French 

language. 

events - parties, field trips, tea 

hour. 

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Contact - advisor Joachim 
Scholz, Ferguson Hall 
general purpose - to practice 
and improve use of the Ger- 
man language. 

events - parties, field trips, tea 
hour, Oktoberfest. Aids student 
in visiting Germany. 

1«toutaU<utal%elattaHt. &u& 
contact - advisor - Professor 
Daniel Premo, Ferguson Hall, 
or Judy Beckmann, 217 Queen 
Anne. 

general purpose - to increase 
awareness of current events, 
events - lectures, discussions 
at general meetings. 
potential members - 
"Anybody, but especially those 
interested in international 
studies and governments." 

contact - advisor Lauren 
Bedell, Spanish House, 
general purpose - Individuals 
or groups trade NYSE and 
American exchange stocks us- 
ing $100,000 in computor 
money. Cash prizes go to win- 
ners. 

potential members - anyone in- 
terested in business manage- 
ment or the Stockmarket. 



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contact - editor, Arian Ravan- 
bakhsh, 223 Talbot 
general purpose - annual year- 
book of Washington College, 
potential members - reporters, 
photographers, lay out artists, 
"Any student willing to work. 
No experience needed." 



StU&K* gild 

contact - Joe Du Bose, 2nd floor 
Dorchester. 

general purpose - instruction 
and opportunities in sailing 
events; weekend sailing; spr- 
ing break trip to Bahamas. 

contact - advisor Thomas 
Pabon, William Smith; George 
Shivers, Ferguson Hall, 
general purpose - to produce 
and improve use of the Spanish 
language. 

events - lecturers, parties, field 
trips, tea hour, sponsored 
visiting singing group. 

Studeiiti fan. a "gate* Tl/atCd 

contact - Chris Doherty, 101 
Worchester. 

general purpose - to educate 
the student body about the pro- 
blems in South Africa. To 
challenge apartheid through 
peaceful means, 
events - occasional forums. 
plans - to create a scholarship 
for a black South African to at- 
tend Washington College. 
potential members - "From 
Lacrosse to Drama. Anyone 
who cares about the future of 
the world." 

Inavel &ai 

contact - Joe Maggio, Central 
Services. 

general Purpose - to organize 
trips at a group discount, 
events - excursions in and 
around Chestertown, trips dur- 
ing vacation periods. 

300 7H4e &«i 
contact - Associate Dean Alice 
Berry, Bunting Hall. 
general purpose - to provide a 
situation in which students who 
live more than 300 miles away 
can get together, 
events - parties, field trips in 
and around Chestertown. 
joining - attend meetings, look 
for announced dates, 
potential members - 'Should 
live about 300 or more miles 
away from the college. Pro- 
vides an outlet for the extra- 
homesickness. 

ftoeH&j." 

contact - president Jeremiah 
Foster, at the off-campus 
Writer's House. 



general purpose - artist's union 
using Writer's union as a 
model. 

events - will sponsor art shows, 
field trips, performing art. 
potential members - "Anyone 
who wants to create more in- 
terest in the arts on this cam- 
pus." 

contact - President Sue Rolls, 
125 Dorchester. 

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for fifteen-twenty men and 
women to work as Fall 
Semester Tour Guides. Ex- 
perience not required; freshmen 
welcome. Tour Guides must be 
enthusiastic, reliable, and in 
good social and academic stan- 
ding (gpa — 2.50). 

Interested students are en- 
couraged to apply with Mrs. 
Jean Krauser in the Admissions 
Office no later than Thursday, 
September 18. 



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September 12, 1% 



SPORTS 



New Fitness 
Course Will Help 



WC Students 



Work It All Out 



by Stephanie Milton 

In a recent survey of those 18 years 
old and younger, researchers found 
that 40% of their subjects exhibited 
signs of cardiovascular disease: 
hardening of the arteries, narrowing of 
the vessels and the formation of blood 
clots. Now you may think this can't be. 
Isn't there a popular and widespread 
fitness boom going on? Yes, there is ex- 
citement in the world of health and 
fitness today, however, it is primarily 
with those people who can afford to join 
extravagent health spas, sign legally- 
binding contracts or purchase expen- 
sive exercise equipment. You guessed 
it — the trend of interest is stemming 
from the adults. 



What to do about the kids today who 
have a tendency to roll instead of walk? 
Well, the Atlantic Department of 
Washington College began with an idea 
in early April of this year and for- 
mulated over the summer the new 
Lifetime Fitness Course. Orchestrated 
by Karen Smith, Washington College's 
Director of Dance, the aim of the 
course is to instill in students the con- 
cepts of a fitness lifestyle and its im- 
pact on one's well-being as well as to 
actually promote and fine-tune the 
physical fitness of the individual. 



WC Soccer Is Looking Ahead to Victory 




photo by J M. Ftagomeni 



Age prevails over beauty in this play of the Alumni soccer game last Satur- 
day, September 6th on Kibler Field. Here Sophomore Jon Larsson Heft) at- 
tempts to head the ball, but is foiled by his Alumni opponent in the first half, 
setting the tone for a 2-1 Alumni victory. 



by Drew El burn 

As the sun beats down upon 
Washington College's soccer field to- 
day, players anticipate a come-back 
season after last year's weak finish of 
3-12-1. The Sho'raen lost leader Pete 
Murray to graduation, yet within the 
freshmen class are new faces and feet, 
many of whom hope to boost the team 
to .500 status. 

Coach Tom Bowman stated, "We 
have no lofty objectives but to get this 
team above the .500 mark." The team 
will strive for this goal under the 
guidance of two solid seniors, Pat 
McMenamin and Mark Nasteff. 
Juniors Todd Emmons and Frank 
Davis will also pitch in to help with 
leadership duties. 

Nosteff commented on the talent of 
the team: "We have a lot of young 
players with good skills. The past three 
years we've won only ten games. 1 
think ten wins this season is a 
reasonable goal that we'll reach." 

Coach Bowman is looking for Tommy 
Bowman and John Larsson to key the 
offense and produce game-winning 
goals. 

At the other end of the field the com- 
petition for the cage is fierce. Four of 
the five freshmen contenders received 
post-season honors in their respective 
high schools. Pete Corbin, John 
Thomas, Mike Harrington and John 
BUlingsley achieved All-Star or All- 
Conference honors as goalkeepers. 

Coach Bowman asserted that the 
returning soccer players have 
physically and mentally matured in 
their play and this growth may carry 
them to victory against tough op- 
ponents such as Swarthmore College 
and Haverford College. In lieu of this, a 
.500 season is not only within reach, but 
definitely surpassable. 



"We want to give them the idea that 
fitness is ongoing and you can fit it into 
your life. You will feel better and you 
will have more energy. You must make 
time for it because it is important," 
commented Smith. 

The course is offered for freshmen, 
transfers, and upperclassmen on 
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. 
and 1:00 p.m. The course meets for the 
full semester and is for two academic 
credits. If you are still unsure of 
whether or not to give up on your seden- 
tary existence, read on. 

Students will participate in a lecture 
on Tuesdays for the first 45 minutes. 
Topics will include principles of exer- 
cise and training, fitness components 
and exercise fallacies, physiology, nutri- 
tion and safety, injury prevention and 
weight control. Immediately following 
is the exercise session. Thursdays will 
not include a lecture. The time is 
speciiically appropriated for the 
selected fitness activity. 

These programs include Aerobic 
Dance, AquaFitness, CardioFitness 
Cycling and Weight Training and Con- 
ditioning. Goals are set within each ac- 
tivity and progress will be rated by 
comparing the student's level of fitness 
at the beginning and at the end of the 
semester. This includes heart rate, 
strength and endurance, flexibility, 
and the fat to lean muscle mass ratio. 

By the end of the fall course, the stu- 
dent should have gained a thorough 
understanding of the skills and fun- 



damentals that he or she has been 
taught. For instance, the cycling 
course will contain information on such 
topics as repairing a flat tire to com- 
posing a challenging road workout to 
safety aspects of cycling. Thus, each 
program will provide a well-versed for- 
mat and experience; the individual 
must respond actively in order to 
benefit. 



"Fitness has to be 

ongoing. The children 

of the nation 

have never been 
less fit than 
they are now!" 



So if darting to class tuckers you out 
or standing in those long lines that are 
so popular these days leaves your 
lower back or knees sore and in need of 
replacements, consider this: Ac- 
cording to recent estimates, more than 
42 million Americans — 18% of the total 
population — have some form of car- 
diovascular disease. Approximately 



56% of the cardiovascular deaths in the 
United States are caused by heart at- 
tacks. One fifth of all deaths in the 
United States are caused by ischemic 
heart disease. 



"Fitness has to be ongoing. The 
children of the nation have never been 
less fit than they are now," said Chair- 
woman of the Lifetime Fitness Pro- 
gram, Karen Smith. 

If you still aren't ready to dash to the 
Registrar's office to invest in a healthy 
and happily prolonged life, dash 
around the track of Kibler Field a few 
times instead and feel your legs turn to 



rubber and your lungs strain for the ox- 
ygen that your inefficient car- 
diovascular system can't supply. Or 
skim over the water of the Casey Swim 
Center for a couple laps and experience 
shallow breaths and the ache in your 
arms because they aren't strong 
enough to carry you. Why don't you try 
the ergometers or just pump some iron 
in the basement of Cain Athletic Center 
and let it burn. 



Remember, you need to be able to 
bounce back from life's hard knocks. A 
healthy body contributes to a health; 
outlook. Are you physically fit for life' 
Go ahead. Prove me wrong. 



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Page 9 



Sophomore goaitender Kate 
Falconer responds to a flro 
by freshrosi. Shelly Jatvfs 
during practice play. Tee 
WC field hookey team 
played their first scrimmoge 
yesterday against Galfudet 
College on host turf. 




™| Men's Tennis 

Captures Doubles 
Tourney For Third 
Straight Year 



byFredWyman 



Alejandro Hernandez and 



pholo by J M . Fragomer 



yield Hockey Team Is 

[The Best WC Has Ever Had" 



by Chris Wiant 
I This fall marks the second 
Intercollegiate league season 
■or Washington College 
Bremen's field hockey team, 
■he transition from a club to a 
Recognized team was a difficult 
Hme and although there were no 
treat victories last year, the 
■earn has made a definite move 
mi the right direction. 
I As the season opens the 
Bho'women appear stronger 
Bian ever with thirteen return- 
Big players, ten of which were 
■tarters last year. Jenny 
Wadowvsky, the Most Impro- 
Bd Player of the 1985 season 
fcid Liz Whelan and Kathy 
Kilroy, the Co-Most Valuable 
flayers of last year are all 
Returning. Among other 
■layers are three freshmen 
■nd a sophomore transfer, 
Beth Matthews, who had been 



selected to play in the United 
States Field Hockey South 
East District Tour in 1985. Mat- 
thews was selected from the 
Washington-Area District 
Tournament held at 
Georgetown University that 
Washington College also par- 
ticipated in. 

The attitudes among the 
players this year is the best 
ever according to Coach Diane 
Guinan Since hard work and 
confidence makes everyone a 
winner, the field hockey team 
practices Monday through Fri- 
day, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. and 
keeps an optimistic outlook. 
Freshman Mamie Sheenan ex- 
pressed her feelings for this 
season: "I am enthusiastically 
looking forward to a winning 
season. With the team working 
together, I'm sure we'll do 
well." 

The team's strong points are 



defense and the number of 
returning players. Composed 
mostly of sophomores and 
juniors who have previously 
played together, the team has 
a head start on building-up on 
one of the most important 
elements of the sport — play- 
ing as a team. 

Alison Shorter, the only 
senior player, stated, "I'm ex- 
pecting a lot from the team. 
The players aren't young; the 
team is. So as time goes on I 
think we'll see a lot of vic- 
tories." 

The season runs from 
September 11th to October 
28th. Said coach Guinan, "I am 
very impressed with this 
year's team. They have been 
working very hard. I am both 
excited and optimistic about 
our capabilities. It's the best 
field hockey team Washington 
College has ever had." 



nr,-«, . . nicjauuiu nernanaez and 

Inn^L I ,t S l nd studies Shore basketball coach, Tom 
doming on the horizon, the Finnegan 6-4, 6-3 in the 
Washington College mens ten- semifinals. Finnegan was 
n.s team started their faU cam- substituting for thl injured 
paign by capturing the Milford Ross Coleman ' 

Mens Open Doubles Tourna- While Gray and Phoebus 
ment for the 3rd consecutive were making their way to S 
y6 Th» „„=„„,. a . < £mals •" the "PPer-part of the 

The unseeded team of senior draw, Gonzalez and Marshall 
tJSLf %>■ J"!! s °P nomore were scoring two triumphs in 
transfer Rich Phoebus upset the bottom bracket to gain the 
toeir teammates and defen- finals. In their quarterfinal 
ding champions Claudio Gon- match Gonzalez and Marshall 
zalez and David Marshall 6-4, ousted Tom Dantanio and 
7^ for the title. Marshall had Steve Knox 6-2, 6-2 and in the 
been riding a three-year win semifinals the Shore tandem 
streak untd the loss to Gray walloped BUI Howell and Don 
and Phoebus. Knox 6-1,6-3. 

Playing together for the first The Shoremen travel to 
tune, Gray and Phoebus chalk- Haverford College this 
ediipnctaes over Dennis weekend to play ViUanova 
Schmidt and David Baker 6-3, University, Franklin and Mar- 
6-3 in the 1st round. They then shall College and host Haver- 
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THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



ARTS/ 



The Future Is Bleak In Brazil 



by David Healey 
People have always been 
fascinated with a glimpse of 
the future. Recently this obses- 
sion has been the subject of 
many popular films such as 
Dive, Bladerunner, the Mad 
Max films, and 1984. While 
they all vary widely in plot, 
they do seem to have a com- 
mon message: The future, 
folks, is not pretty. Instead of 
an age of enlightenment, it is 
an age of oppression where 
harsh lives are led amongst the 
wreckage of the twentieth cen- 
tury. Now we can add another 
title to this list of films, Brazil 
a film which almost became 
wreckage itself. 

George Orwell would have 
liked this movie. Terry Gilliam 
and Tom Stoppard created a 
screenplay mimicking 
Orwell's 1984 in many ways. 
There is the inefficient 
totalitarian beauracracy, the 
political slogans, and the sheer 
drabness of Orwell's creation. 
However, the black humor and 
colorful fantasy of this film set 
it apart. Contrary to what the 
title suggests, the film is set in 
a country resembling a 
politically changed England. 
"Brazil" refers to the theme 
music, the 1930's song by Ary 
Borroso. 

Meet Sam Lowry (Jonathan 
Pryce). He is the guy whose 
life is witnessed by the au- 
dience. Perhaps it isn't an in- 
teresting life, Sam is an effi- 
cient government worker, if 
not an important one. He 
shares half-a-desk and half-a- 
poster with a co-worker and his 
half frequently gets pulled 
away through the thin partition 
separating their tiny offices. 



Sam is having a romance, or 
at least half a romance, with 
Jill Layton {Kim Griest). She 
is a truck driver with a plen- 
titude of long, blond hair. Jill 
may also be an anti- 
government terrorist. 



"George 
Orwell would 

have liked 
this movie/ 



Escaping from reality, Sam 
has spectacular, vivid dreams 
which are revealed to the au- 
dience. Armored and winged, 
Sam becomes the hero battling 
huge samrai and wicked thugs 
to rescue his heroine, who in 
his mind becomes Jill. 

The other woman in Sam's 
life is his mother, Ida Lowry 
(Katherine Helmond). A color- 
ful socialite, Ida goes to parties 
and has an in-house plastic 
surgeon. Always in fashion, 
she wears suave hats resembl- 
ing upside-down shoes. And, 
like any mother, she occa- 
sionally worries about her 
son's flagging career. 



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Suffocating life in this socie- 
ty is, of course, the govern- 
ment. Freedom of speech and 
thought is not allowed. Slogans 
stressing the point, such as 
"Loose Talk is Noose Talk" 
and "Don't Suspect a Friend- 
Report Him" are scattered 
throughout the background 
shots. The most vulgar of 
words, scrawled in spraypoint 
graffiti, is "reality." 
Threading through the scenery 
are the omnipresent plastic 
heating pipes, touted in 
government commercials as 
"available in designer colors to 
suit your demanding taste." 

Sinister though the govern- 
ment may be, it is unfailingly 
polite and businesslike. When 
Sam is knocked unconscious by 
a riot squad member, the burly 
man says, "Sorry, sire, regula- 
tions." However, there are 
mistakes, such as when a large 
bug falls into a computer, caus- 
ing the operator to type the 
name Buttle instead of Tuttle 
into the machine. Mr. Buttle is 
at home watching television. 
Mr. Tuttle is a terrorist played 
by Robert DeNiro. The police 
arrest the unfortunate Buttle in 
his living room and stuff him 
into a large bag, never to be 
seen again. Of course, the 
police do not neglect to give his 
wife a receipt for him. 

While the movie may- be 
about the controversial future, 
it has, in its own past, been an 
object of controversy. Director 
Terry Gilliam created his $15 
million film on schedule and 
on budget, but he made too 
much of a good thing, produc- 
ing a movie two hours and 
twenty three minutes long, in- 
stead of the contracted two 
hours and five minutes. Sid 
Sheinberg, president of MCA 
Inc. wanted a shorter movie 
and a more "satisfying en- 
ding." Gilliam refused to ac- 
commodate, so Sheinberg 
refused to release the film. 
This conflict sparked articles 
in many major publications in- 
cluding The New York Times, 
Newsweek, Time Magazine, 
and television's 20/20. To free 
his hostaged film, Gilliam 
resorted to terrorist tactics 
and took out a full page ad in 
Variety which read, "Dear Sid 
Sheinberg, When are you going 
to release my film, 'Brazil'?" 
He also gave clandestine show- 
ings of the film in Los Angeles. 
After nine months, and a strug- 
gle that was beginning to 
resemble the world Gilliam 
had created on film, Sheinberg 
relented. 

Gilliam, a former member of 
Monty Python and director of 
the unexpected 1981 hit, Time 
Bandits, has created a suc- 
cessful film. Jt has been shown 
around the world, received 
good reviews, and been fairly 
lucrative at the box office. In 
1985 it was chosen bv the Los 
Angeles Film Critics Associa- 
tion as best movie, beating out 
the $28 million Out of Africa 
which played at Washington 
College last week. 

Part of the Washington Col- 
lege film series, Brazil will be 
shown Friday, Sunday, and 
Monday evneings at 7:30 p.m. 
in Norman James Theatre. 
The student, faculty, and staff 
admission price is one dollar. 
All others are two dollars. 



Friday 12 

"The Feds" 

Coffeehouse 9 p.m.-l a.m. 
Film Series: Brazil 

Norman James Theatre, 
7:30 p.m. 

Saturday 13 

Soccer 

Catholic University 
ZTA party 

Coffeehouse 9 p.m.-l a.m. 
Coalition for Musical Diver- 
sity party 

Music from A to Z and 
beyond. 

Phoebe's (basement, 
Fine Arts Center) 9 p.m. 

Sunday 14 

Film Series: Brazil 

Norman James Theatre, 
7:30p.m. 

Monday 15 

Washington College Club 

Lunch served 11:15 a.m. 
tol:30p.m 



Monday through Thu 
day 
Film Series: Brazil 

Norman James Theati 
7:30 p.m. 

Tuesday 16 



Soccer 

Lebanon Valley 
Field Hockey vs. Wesley 

Kibler field, 4 p.m. 
Campus Christi 
Fellowship Meeting 

DPO Chapter Rooi 
Caroline, 9:30 p.m. 



Thursday 17 

The Constance Stuart Li 
rabee Exhibit: Phot 
graphs on Loan. 

Opening reception 
p.m., Tawes Gallery. 

Display opens Tuesdaj 
Thursdays and Saturdays 
5 p.m. until October 12. 
Volleyball vs. Swarl 
more/Widener 

Cain Athletic Center, 
p.m. 



Writer's Union Picnic 



After a crushing defeat at the 
hands of the prose writers last 
spring, the Washington College 
poets will attempt to recoup 
their loss at the Writers' Union 
picnic on Saturday. Beginning 
at noon in the O'Neill Literary 
House there will be a business 
meeting, followed by the 
celebrated prose writers vs. 
poets volleyball competition. 
Afterwards, victors and van- 
quished will enjoy a barbeque. 
All would-be members and 
volleyball players are invited. 



The Department of Dran 
has announced auditions fori 
Fall production. The joint aui 
tions will be held on Saturdi 
September 13, from 2 to 4 pi 
in Tawes Theatre, Gibson Fii 
Arts Center. The product* 
are Wendy Kesselman 
thoughtful and haunting J 
Sister in this House ai 
Shakespeare's Henry TV, Pari 
(roles for 19 men and 3 wome 
plus a variety of smalll 
roles). Audition ers shot) 
report to the Green room in II 
Fine Arts Center. 



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ENTERTAINMENT 



THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



Page 11 



Rappers Record Rock Classic 



Arts Update 



byPaulHenderson £ar during the long dry sum- the front men and original album lapses into a 

And why have we, the nonages to'brtaf'n^rf %F monotonous drum beat that is 

students of a predominancy Eeafelements o^e song ^e °^ *%*?* «* S^" 

white upper-to-middle-class production" R^seU SimVnons ™^ Potion effects. Bas- 

suddenly been seeing Ld Rick Rubta l^^Z ed ., on a st y leof music wl "ch 



A year ago, when Lionel 
Kichie and Quincy Jones 
gathered together a cast of 
pop-music geriatrics and has 



college suddenly been seeh^ ^d R Tk Rubut'man^elTo ed ,° n " Style of music whlch 
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machismo that can be traced 



charine proportions, it would 
have been a surprise if it did 
not sell millions of copies. We 
are the world indeed. 

The ensuing months saw 
nany other "charity col- 
laborations," most turning out 
similarly lame products. The 
me bright spot in that year of 
new-found consciousness was 
Steve Van Zant's Sun City 
ilbum. A few people seemed 
jiterested in this project: 
Reubin Blades, Gil Scott- 
■leron, Kurtis Blow, and RUN 
DMC — a bunch of young 
ithnics playing that annoying 
lrban music harping on that 
iouth Africa thing again. The 
■esult of this collaboration was 
in album whose musical vitali- 
y and tough stance was left 
ihoking in the dust of the 
iinaway charity best seller 
We Are The World. 

Perhaps the most enduring 
nd important results of the 
iun City album will be the el- 
aborations: Bono with Keith 
tichards and Ron Wood, Peter 
folf, and Gil Scott-Heron, and 
IUN DMC with Steve Van 
lant and Rock & Roll. 

It came as only a small sur 




PhoIobvJ M I- ' . . |.'iiirjrii 

Rappers RUN DMC have created a new sound for Aerosmith's classic, 
"Walk this Way" on their new album, Raising Hell. 



of teenage listeners - the 
ir se then when the new RUN suburban metal heads who 
JMCalbum, Raising Hell.was listen to Aerosmith, and the 
eleased containing a hit single box-carrying inner-citv vo- 
eaturing a collaboration of • 
ap and heavy metal. The 
ingle "Walk This Way," a hit 
or Aerosmith some ten years 
go, has now become one of the 
Jost inspired singles to ap- 



boys who listen to RUN DMC. 

The most impressive aspect 
of the song is that it is not your 
standard cover. With the help 
of Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, 



created by the fusing of these 
two seemingly disparate 
styles make a song that is not 
only exciting to listen to, but 
one that seems to invite you to 
turn it up louder than your 
speakers may allow. 

Few of the other songs on the 
album are as exciting as 
"Walk This Way." Much of the 



ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR 



Friday 12 

Merriweather Post Pavilion 

Columbia, Maryland 

John Fogerty and Bonnie 
Raitt 

730-2424 

Saturday 13 

Bowie's Theatre in the 

Woods 

Bowie, Maryland 

Window Pains. A play by 
Michael A. Pace. 
JJewtowne Square Pub 
Chestertown 

''Great Train Robbery" 

778-1984 

Sunday 14 

dryland Science Center 

"Wer Harbor, Baltimore 

Images of the 
Chesapeake" 



back to the early blues musi- 
cians. RUN DMC mention 
themselves in most of their 
songs, usually to the effect that 
they are the best rappers and 
are the sole holders of some 
mythic rapping crown. Their 
songs are studded with lines 
like "I'm the wizard of 
words/the ruler of rap." On 
the song 'perfection' in par- 
ticular, they leave little doubt 
as to who they are: "My name 
is dj RUN/and he's Darryl 
MAC/RUN DMC right and 
exact/Perfection." Similarly, 
there are songs that are 
typically urban in content. 
Dealing with the late-night, 
Kentucky Fried Chicken inner- 
city culture featuring pimp 
limousines with tinted win- 
dows and prostitution in the 
high schools, these ideas are 
all treated in the lyrics with a 
detached indifference as in the 
song "Is It Live." "In the city 
it's a pity/We just can't 
hide/Tinted windows don't 
mean nothing/They know 
who's inside. 

It would be a mistake to say 
that Raising Hell is a rap 
album moving into the 
mainstream. It is rather a 
musical experiment that has 
produced both good and bad 
results. It does, however, show 
what Rap could sound like. 
"Raising Hell, "the title track, 
is a terrific song full of satiric 
barbs, underpinned by a ter- 
rific rhythm and an exciting 
and rumbling punk guitar. It 
also serves to open the door to 
a whole new style of music that 
will accomplish what the late 
Punk music accomplished — 
thrilling the young and p — g 
the h-1 out of the old. 



Lit. Magazine 
Opportunities 

ByMaryRlner 
If you have ever glanced 
through any of Washington Col- 
lege's students literary 
magazines and wanted to 
create your own, but feared a 
lack of support, then get your 
typewriter ready. The Writer's 
Union will sponsor any group 
that wishes to organize their 
thoughts into an original 
literary magazine. Of course, 
high-quality content is a pre- 
requisite for funding. There is 
no set limit on the funds 
avaUable to a magazine, since 
each is allocated money on the 
basis of need. 

If you are interested in 
beginning your own magazine 
submit your content, editor, 
and staff choices to Sue Rolls 
president of the Writer's 
Union. 

Larrabee 
Exhibit To Open 

by Juliet GUden 

Constance Stuart Larrabee, 
well known for her striking 
World War II shots from 
Africa, will open an exhibit of 
her work at Washington Col- 
lege this month. 

Larrabee will host the open- 
ing reception from 5 p.m .to 7 
p.m. in the Gibson Fine Arts 
Center on Thursday, 
September 13th. Public view- 
ings will be held during Special 
College events and on 
Tuesdays, Thursdays, and 
Saturdays from 3:00 p.m. until 
5 :00 p.m. through October 12th. 
Dr. Robert Janson-La Palme is 
available at 778-2800 to make 
special group arrangements. 

According to Art lecturer 
Tex Andrews, "Larrabee's 
African pieces possess a quiet 
type of beauty. She masters the 
technical side of her 
photographs and leaves quite 
an emotional impact on her 
viewers as well." 



Prints, drawings, 
photographs of the bay. 

"Toward the 21st Cen- 
tury" 

The future of controver- 
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Washington College Elm 



Founded 1930 



Volume 58, Number 3 



Chestertown, Maryland 21620 Friday, September 19, 1986 




Fall Convocation Breaks Tradition: 
Music Instead of Speaker 



enny Wadkovsky and Liz Whelan share a high five after WC's first goal 
Wednesday's game. The Sho women beat Wesley 3-1. ISee Field 
ockey story on Page 8 tor details. 



by Jennifer Smith 
Once again it is time for Fall 
Convocation at Washington 
College. According to Sherry 
Magill, Executive Assistant to 
the President, this "formal 
academic ceremony which 
celebrates the beginning of the 
Fall Semester" is scheduled 
for September 24 at 2:00 p.m. 
in Tawes Theater and is open 
to all students and faculty. 
Magill, along with the rest of 
the administration, "hopes the 
students will come and be ex- 
cited about it." 

In addition to President 
Douglass Cater's traditional 
State of The College Address, 
four other speakers will also be 
attending the ceremony. 

Two of the speakers, 
Woodrow Wilson Scholars 
Robert and Rosalind Koff, will 
give a presentation entitled 
"The Language of Music." The 
performance will take the 
place of the usual keynote ad- 
dress. Mr. Koff is a violinist 
while Mrs. Koff is a pianist and 
harpsichordist. The Koffs will 
be on campus for the week of 
September 21 to September 26 
and will be participating in 
classes in addition to a second 
performance to be held at 8:00 



p.m. in Tawes Theater Tues- 
day night. 

The other two guest 
speakers, Constance Stuart 
Larabee and William Ross 
Hubbard, will be receiving 
awards as well as talking with 
students. 

Constance Stuart Larabee, 
an internationally acclaimed 
photographer, will be receiv- 
ing the Honorary Doctorate of 
Art. Born in England and rais- 
ed in South Africa, Ms. 
Larabee studied art profes- 
sionally in Europe and held her 
first exhibition at the age of 
sixteen. 

Larabee was South Africa's 
first woman war correspon- 
dent in W.W. II where she serv- 
ed in Egypt, Italy, France, and 
England. On returning to South 
Africa, Ms. Larabee published 
"Jeep Trek," a collection of 
wartime photographs and let- 
ters. Three of these photos 
were included in a major ex- 
hibition at the Corcoran 
Gallery of Art. 

Ms. Larabee has held other 
major exhibitions in South 
Africa, Canada, and the U.S. 
Last year, The Smithsonian In- 
stitution's National Museum of 
Art opened "Go Well, My 



Child," the Smithsonian's first 
important exhibition of 
photography by a living artist. 

Ms. Larabee now resides in 
Chestertown where she divides 
her time between photography 
and breeding of champion Nor- 
wick and Norfolk terriers. In 
1953, she was sworn in as an 
American Citizen at the 
Chestertown Court House and 
adopted the Eastern Shore as 
new subject matter for her 
work. 

To commemorate WC's 
bicentennial anniversary, Ms. 
Larabee held an exhibit entitl- 
ed "Celebration of the 
Chesapeake." She also chaired 
the Washington College 
Friends of the Arts Committee 
in 1983 and 1984. 

Receiving the Honorary Doc- 
torate of Public Service, 
Wilbur Ross Hubbard is an at- 
torney, businessman, former 
s t a te - legisla tor , and 
Washington College Trustee 
Emeritus. Best known as a 
pacesetter in the field of 
historic preservation, Mr. Hub- 
bard is a native of the Eastern 
Shore and responsible for the 
restoration of the Customs 
House, one of Chestertown's 
continued on page 4 



New Library Security System Installed for $20,000 



by Tony Caligivri 

With the installation] of an 
ictronie security system in 
iller Library, some students 
e fearing that Washington 
'lege is moving from the age 
the Honor Code to an age of 
curity and surveillance. For 
me students, the initial reac- 
n upon seeing the bars, elec- 
onic equipment, and 
modeled entrance is one of 
"loyance or irritation, yet 
°st people come to realize 
»t the solution chosen by the 
ministration was the best 
"on available. 



According to head librarian 
William Tubbs, the system has 
been a serious consideration 
for some time. Since the begin- 
ning of 1984, the library has 



volumes in 1985, Tubbs still 
followed through with his pro- 
posal for a security system, br- 
inging it before the student 
Government Association, 



'It's like having to stop at an 
airport security system. " 



reportedly lost nearly 2,900 
volumes totaling a sixty thou- 
sand dollars in losses. 
Although the yearly loss of 
books dropped by almost 1,000 



Grace Period Over 



b y Audra M. Philippon 

Wy fourteen days into the 
Hester, campus Security has 
e ady issued over 120 park- 
| violations. For those of you 
«y enough to escape tickets 
ls f ar, note that the "grace 
Nod" is about to end. 

™e usually allow one to two 
e *s of grace for people to get 
l ' e d in and be aware of the 
fking regulations.. .but star- 
6 next week (September 21) 

Parking regulations will be 



fully enforced," warned Gerry 
Roderick, Director of Security. 
According to Roderick, 
security officers have only 
been citing the most blatant 
violations so far, such as park- 
ing in no-parking zones, park- 
ing on the grass, and having an 
unregistered vehicle. One hun- 
dred and twenty tickets during 
the first two weeks is actually a 
low total compared to years 
past, but Security intends to 
start fining all violations. 

continued on page 5 



members of the faculty, and 
eventually to the Board of 
Visitors and Governors. The 
proposal was finally approved 
in 1986 in order to be opera- 
tional by August. 

According to Tubbs, the 
system cost approximately 
$20,000. It will take half of the 
library's budget for the next 
two years in order to cover the 
large expense. Although the 
cost of the system may seem 
expensive, Tubbs pointed out 
that it was the least costly of 
the library's limited options. 
To either attempt to watch 
materials more closely and 
cover the losses or to hire two 
full-time security guards 
seemed less appealing since 
cost would be indefinite and, 
especially in the case of the lat- 
ter, more obtrusive. 

Students working in the 
library, especially those who 



have been working there for 
several years, admit that the 
system takes some time get- 
ting used to. 

"I've seen it go off a lot, 
sometimes they forget to 
check out or return their 
books, while other students 
will set it off deliberately out of 
fun or curiosity. There have 
even been some faculty 
members stopped by the 
alarm," said desk assistant 
Judy Beckmann. 

"After a while it will become 
second nature to clear the 
books, but once in a while I still 
forget and the alarm will go 
off," said Melissa Harter. "I 
can see how people find it an- 
noying. It's like having to stop 
at an airport security system." 
The system itself works by 
coding each book with a small 
magnetic strip which is 
planted in the binding or cover. 
The strip can be "sensitized" 
or"de-sensitized" upon check- 
ing out or returning books at 
the front desk. 

In a few instances, coded 
books from other libraries or 
electronic equipment will set 
off the system. In the event 
that someone does set off the 
alarm with a coded book, that 
person is asked to return to the 
front desk and check to make 



sure that all materials have 
been checked out. No punish- 
ment is involved - it would be 
impossible to determine ac- 
cidental and intentional oc- 
curances. The library staff 
does not intend to prosecute 
students, instead the staff 
hopes the system will serve as 
a reminder for students and 
faculty to check out materials. 
The company that produced 
the system, 3M, guarantees 
eighty percent effectiveness in 
continued on page 4 



Inside: 

SJB Revision 
Biology Grant 

Photo Exhibit 
Album Review 

Drug Crusade 
Soccer Win 



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THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



September 15, y r 



OPINION 



Drug Hysteria 
Ignores Reality 



This week, from the living room of the White House, the 
Reagans announced a "Crusade Against Drugs" for the Eighties. 
After a summer of genuine concern about "the drug problem," 
perhaps the expression of national unity seemed appropriate to 
many students. Presidential recognition of such an obvious social 
scourge may seen enlightening. Or does it? 

Most people would find headlines such as "New Cocaine Bill 
Adds To Penalties," "Narcotics Bill Calls For Death Penalty" 
and "President Asks National Drive To Curb the Use of Nar- 
cotics" typical of any recent edition of the local paper. The fact 
that these headlines are from 1913, 1956, and 1969, however, sug- 
gests that the "War On Drugs" is, and has been, nothing more 
than an ongoing police action. Many older members of the Col- 
lege community will undoubtedly admit to having seen the "Drug 
Crusade" show before. 

The drug issue is one of the classic paradoxes of American 
society. As a nation we seem to have a need to periodically 
mobilize ourselves to conduct a modern-day witch hunt for 
"illicit" drug users. Ignoring their real problem, we happily 
banish scores of people before we drift off into another decade or 
so of euphoric slumber under the influence of our permissible 
vices. When a new menace arrives, we slap ourselves awake, 
hung-over and sans memory of the last time, and proceed to 
repeat the folly. 

Many of us, as college students with a taste and fondness for 
booze, play a central role in this rather hypocritical drama when 
we look down upon, or are angered by, people who use "those" 
drugs. In doing so, we blind ourselves to a sad reality. The drug 
that kills the most Americans each year isn't heroin, or PCP, or 
cocaine and its now infamous derivitive, crack. America's most 
murderous drug is alcohol. Like it or not, to lift a drink or 
cigarette to your lips is to use drugs that are among the most ad- 
dicitive and the most deadly. 

Ours is a drug-oriented society. Usage is encouraged everyday 
through the media. If we have a problem, we are told to pop a pill. 
The encouragement to seek a pharmaceutical answer to our 
various problems is rivaled in absurdity only by our arbitrary 
division of equally harmful drugs into "acceptable" and "unac- 
ceptable" categories. Are a dead junkie and a dead alcoholic 
really that different? What quirk of our society dictates that the 
sudden demise of Len Bias will offend us more than the slow des- 
cent of the alcoholic who kills himself a little each day? 

The main fallacy of a "Drug Crusade" is that it assumes that, 
by acting collectively, the American people can solve problems 
that exist in the minds of individuals. Drug abuse is a malady of 
the personal will. It cannot be corrected by a committee. To cor- 
rect drug abuse, the addict must will it. Education, therapy, and 
the concern of family and friends go only so far. For the addict or 
alcoholic, what counts the most is the personal crusade. Our 
obligation is to allow the addicts and alcoholics of our society to 
have the chance to realize this. 

See related story on Page 6 



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Washington College Elm 



Editors 

Editor-in-chief Thomas M. Schuster 

News Editor Audra Philippon 

Features Editor Andrea Kehoe 

Arts/Entertainment Editor David Healey 

Sports Editor Stephanie Milton 

Photography Editor J,M. Fragomeni 

Managers 

Managing Editor Alison Shorter 

National Advertising Manager Michelle Royal 

Local Advertising Manager Allyson Tunney 

Classified Advertising and Circulation Manager William Faust 

The Elm is the official student newspaper of Washington College. The 
Elm is published every Friday during the academic year with the excep- 
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Editorials are the responsibility of the Editor-in-chief. Signed columns, 
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members of the editorial staff. 

All letters to the editor are read with interest but, due to spece limita- 
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must be shortened. Unsigned letters will not be considered for publica- 
tion. Students should include their year and major. Faculty and staff 
members should include their positions and departments. Limit letters 
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tion in that week's issue. 

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Business hours are 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tuesdays end 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 
p.m. Wednesdays. The office phone number is (301) 778-2800, extension 
321. 




LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 



Cater Warns 
Against Drugs 



To The Editor: 

Congratulations on your 
splendid opening issues. This 
bodes well for the year ahead. 

One glaring exception: Your 
lively article "Roommate Sur- 
vival'* provides advice to stu- 
dent newcomers that is both 
cynical and sinister. ("There 
are plenty of other rooms on 
campus where such (drug) ex- 
perimentation is welcome.") I 
hope readers will pay heed to 
my opening remarks to the 
freshmen and parents. The 
tragic fact is that during the 
past year two of our students 
served miserable terms in 
prison because they chose to 
forget that drugs are illegal 
and that officers of the State 
have every intention of enforc- 
ing the law. 

Best Regards, 
Douglass Cater 



Book-buying 

Procedure 

Inefficient 

To the Editor: 

I am composing this letter 
while waiting in line at the 
bookstore. On the bulletin 
board across from me, a peti- 
tion is posted. ALL: Against 
Long Lines. Already over 70 
students have signed this peti- 
tion. Without hesitation, I add 
my name to the list, for I simp- 
ly do not have the time to stand 
in line for almost two hours to 
purchase the books I need for 
this semester's courses. Now 
that the chaos has diminished, 
hopefully, we can all entertain 
a few suggestions for improve- 
ment on the present system. 

To begin, I would like to com- 
mend the bookstore staff on 
their courtesy and patience 



with well over 800 angry and 
often inconsiderate students. I 
realize they are all working 
hard to meet the demands of 
students, and this job takes 
much tolerance and understan- 
ding. 

In an effort to alleviate this 
onslaught of students over the 
course of two or three days, 
perhaps a number system 
could be employed. Each stu- 
dent would receive a number 
at the door along with an 
estimate of the time it would 
take until that number is call- 
ed. This way students would 
only have to wait five or ten 
minutes, and the time that 
would have been spent waiting 
in line could be used for more 
productive purposes, allowing 
the students to return with a 
much more cheerful disposi- 
tion. 

Additionally, longer hours 
might be instituted for the first 
few days of school, and 
perhaps a few extra people 
could be temorarily employed 
to take the strain off the pre- 
sent staff. The abbreviated 
hours which are now available 
during these few days are 
simply not enough to service 
the number of people who need 
to purchase books. Also, these 
traditional business hours are 
traditional class times as well. 

I would like to stress the im- 
portance of buying books dur- 
ing the first few days of 
classes. Professors assign 
readings on the first day and 
expect them to be completed at 
the next class meeting. Many 
simply cannot be done without 
texts. Why doesn't the 
bookstore sell books prior to 
the first day of classes? Many 
students arrive several days 
early and would be more than 
willing to buy books at that 
time. 

One final note (this one to the 
professors) : Please try to keep 
the cost of books down! It is 
hard enough to have to come 
up with over $10,000 per year 
without having to worry about 
a book bill that is almost $400 
per year. The volume of books 
required for each course often 
borders on outrageous, 
sometimes upwards of 10-12. 
One student I know dropped a 
course when she learned it re- 
quired 15 books. Almost all of 



the books are new editions 
well. If professors alio, 
earlier editions of books to 
used, some money could 
saved through used books. 
In closing, I would like 
again complement the v 
that is done under the pres 
system. At the same tii 
however, I hope these sugj 
tions will be seriously i 
sidered. Perhaps they 
generate better, even more 
ficient ideas, and the longli 
will cease to be a bother to 
all. 

Margaret Virkus 

Class of* 87 

English major 



Watch You 
Glass Whe 
Parking At 

New Dorm 

by Thomas Schuster 

I'll admit straight-out 1 
my motive in writing this si 
line editorial is a selfish o 
But, like any other student 
Washington College, I have 
obligation to publicize t 
blems existing on this carfli 
that detrimentally affect 
quality of student life. ] 
fact that I am the editor of 
paper, I feel, obligates mee 
more to air such issues — * 
if they involve me directly. 

As any other studi 
motorist would have been 
was more than outraged tof 
the windshield of my 
hideously cracked one ti 
this week after a base! 
fouled-out of the diamond f 
to the new dorm's lot where 
car was parked, had cw 
niently descended upon ij 
never found the baseball, 
what I did discover, as 
doubtedly the other stud* 
whose cars have suffer^ 

continued on p«i 



September 19, 1986 



THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



Page 3 



Vandals Should Receive Disciplinary Probation 



Remember how upset you were when 
The Elm reported the tuition hike? 
Have you ever moved into your room 
and had the only basis tor decorating 
your walls be "put the biggest pictures 
over the biggest holes"? How many 
times have you had to carefully guide 
your mother around campus, avoiding 
the scene of last night's party because 
of her delicate heart condition? Did you 
know that the College spent thousands 
of dollars making repairs that would be 
totally unnecessary if not for a small 
population of students who confuse fun 
with crime? 

Who are the real criminals? Are they 
the people with eggs, hurling them at 
Middle Hall, or the people "egging 
them on"? Are they the ones who walk 
by pretending to see nothing? On the 



other hand, who are the victims? Is it 
the wall that needs repainting or the 
maintenance employee that has to re- 
paint it? Where is the money coming 
from to make these repairs? Is anyone 
going to contribute funds for campus 
reconstruction when the student body 
can't seem to avoid breaking windows? 



Sara Welch 



Will the College pay for it? Of course 
they do, but who provides most of the 
working capital for the College? 
Somewhere along the line you have to 
trace it to yourself. You are the victims 
of vandals. 



How then should we deal with van- 
dals? Suppose a student witnessing an 
act of vandalism files charges with Stu- 
dent Affairs, it gets through the 
Judicial Screening Board and the in- 
dividual is found guilty by the Student 
Judicial Board. Then what? The Stu- 
dent Judicial Board has an unlimited 
number of sanctions to impose against 
vandals. 

The theory of last year's Judiciary 
was that community service was the 
most effective punishment. It was the 
consensus of the SJB that if a person 
had to repair the damage done, plus a 
few extra hours of gardening there for 
good measure, he or she would think 
about the action that brought them 
there. What about fines? It was our 
belief that writing a check was too easy 



What Is A Proper Punishment 
ISSUE : For Students Who Are Convicted 

Of Destroying College Property? 



for some students and too far detached 
from the crime. Probably the most ef- 
fective deterent, however, is 
disciplinary probation. If a student on 
DP is convicted again it means 
automatic explusion. Wouldn't that 
keep youout of trouble? 

Let's face the truth. If you do 
something stupid at a party, the 
organization can be put on probation, 
which means no parties. That way no 
one has fun. If however, we can't keep 
each other under control then my vote 
goes to "hangin 'em high!" 



Sara Welch is a senior majoring in 
Political Science from Ocean City, 
Maryland and is the Chairman of the 
JSB. 




Jeb Stewart 
Sophomore 
Lexington, Virginia 

"I think that if someone 
damages school property, 
first offenders should have to 
pay what it costs to repair the 
damages and second time of- 
fenders should have their 
cases left up to the discretion 
of Student Affairs or the SJB. 



Dan Forzano 

Senior 

Island Park, New Jersey 

"I think that they should 
pay for the damages or do the 
actual work to repair the 
damages that they caused." 



Janet Sinims 

Senior 

Salisbury, Maryland 

"They should have to pay 
the full cost of the damage as 
well as perform community 
service." 



Charlie Wilcox 

Junior 

New York, New York 

"They should be hung by 
their toes from George 
Washington's statue and flag- 
ed with a wet noodle." 



Campus Voices 



Chris Erhart 
Freshman 
Baltimore, Maryland 

"If it's graffitti they should 
repaint it and if they break it 
they should fix it. They should 
be made to publically 
apologize for it." 



by Michele Baize 



Punishment Needs To Be More Drastic 



I don't understand. If anyone does, 
I'd love an explanation. I'd like so- 
meone to tell me exactly what pleasure 
one receives from deliberately break- 
ing and destroying College property. I 
just assumed it's an act people enjoy 
since it happens so much. 

When The Elm asked me to express 
my opinion about vandalism. I tried to 
figure out the reasoning that motivates 
v andals to destroy College property. 
The best answers that I came up with 
were: 
They were probably drunk, 
They were probably mad, or 
they are just down right stupid and 
uiMnature. 



Gee — they all sound like great reasons 
to rip something out of a wall or break a 
window, don't they? 

Somehow, I wasn't quite satisfied 
with those reasons. After all, there are 
a lot of drunk, depressed and immature 
people who don't vandalize school pro- 
perty. So, I thought about it a little 
more. I realized that I would never 
really know why an individual would 
decide to commit such a pointless act. 

I also realized something else. These 
actions were having a direct effect on 
each and every student here. Because 
of vandalism, we risk losing several 
privileges like having beer available in 
the Coffee House and having free 
washers and dryers. 



The issue here is why should I be 
penalized for the ignorance of others? 
Even more importantly, why should all 
of us suffer? So, what do we do about 
it? I think if we all put forth an effort to 



Irene Nicolaidis 



stop this kind of behavior, we would see 
results. If you see vandalism happen- 
ing, report it. If you see it about to hap- 
pen, discourage it. If you're thinking 
about doing it, restrain yourself. 

Washington College needs to take a 



firm stand that will stop this nonsense. 
Rules need to be more defined, and con- 
sequences need to be more drastic. Not 
only should the vandal mend their 
damage but they should also receive 
strict disciplinary probation. Perhaps 
cleaning the toilets of one's residence 
hall for a week would discourage some 
of this behavior. I'm sure maintenance 
would appreciate the help. 

Think about it, this college was 
established to provide us with an 
education. We should respect that and 
do as much as we can to preserve it. 

Irene Nicolaidis is a senior Business 
major from Owings Mills, Maryland, 
and is the RA of West Hall. 



Page 4 



THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



September 19, 198G 




photo by Michelo Balie 



A new $20,000 security system has been installed in Miller library to 
reduce the growing number of missing books. Neither librarians or 
students find the detection service hypocritical in light of the recent 
revival of the Honor Code. 

Security Designed For Everyone 



continued from page 1 

cutting losses. Tubbs hopes for 
much higher results, however, 
because he believes that most 
missing materials are not the 
result of intentional theft. 

"This system is to benefit 
everyone at Washington Col- 
lege. It will allow the library 
staff to do its job without hav- 
ing to waste time searching for 
books. The students will have 



an easier time finding 
reference materials, and the 
faculty will have an easier 
time finding the teaching 
materials they need. The suc- 
cess of the system will not be 
reflected in the number of peo- 
ple caught, but by the 
diminishing complaints over 
missing materials," said 
Tubbs. 



Biology Dept. Honored 



by Janet Szabo 
The Biolgoy Department, 
headed by Dr. Donald A. Mun- 
son, will acquire an important 
new piece of scientific equip- 
ment this year, thanks to a 
$7,123 grant from the National 
Science Foundation. The 
funds, which will be matched 
by the College, will be used to 
purchase a fluorescence 
microscope for use by upper- 
level biolgy classes, students, 
and faculty in the Department. 



The grant proposal was sub- 
mitted last year under the Col- 
lege Science Instrumentaion 
Program, through which the 
NSF seeks to provide qualified 
applicants with funds to pur- 
chase equipment not normally 
allowed for in departmental 
budgets. Dr. Munson says that 
he is "most happy to have been 
honored by the National 
Science Foundation by being 
awarded a grant. The award 

continued on page 5 



Student Awards To Be^Given 
At Convocation; Classes Adjust 



continued from page 1 
most important buildings 
dating from the colonial 
period. 

Mr. Hubbard earned a Juris 
Doctorate degree with honors 
in 1927 from the George 
Washington University School 
of Law. He then worked as 
president of the Potomac 
Poultry Food Co., Inc. and the 
Chesapeake Shell Co., Inc. and 
represented Kent County as a 
Democrat in the Maryland 
House of Delegates from 1935 
to 1938. 

In 1953, Mr. Hubbard return- 
ed to the Eastern Shore and 
served as a member of the 
Washington College Board of 
Visitors and Governors from 
1944 to 1951. He was appointed 
Trustee Emeritus in 1984 by 
unanimous decision. 

Mr. Hubbard now maintains 
Whitehall, a significant 
Georgian colonial residence on 
Water Street which his mother 
restored in 1920. Mr. Hubbard 
also restored the Hynson- 
Ringgold House, now the of- 
ficial residence of the presi- 
dent of W.C. As a member of 
the Board of Visitors and 
Governors, Mr. Hubbard an- 
nounced he had done so 
specifically to create a future 
home for presidents of the col- 
lege. The restoration was com- 
plete by 1946 and Dr. and Mrs. 



Mead took up residency at that 
time. Every president since 
Mead has occupied the house. 
In addition to these restora- 
tions, Mr. Hubbard also 
donated land for the Truslow 



The President and Visitors and Governors 

of 

Washington College 

cordially invite you lo 

the 

FALL CONVOCATION 

followed by a 

Reception 

Wednesday, September 24, 1986 
at 2:00 p.m. 

Hoiwrcd guests will be 

Wilbur Ross Hubbard 

Constance Stuart Larrabee 

Daniel Z Gibson Fine Arts Center 

Reception iiunieiliateUj following 

at Hynsou-Rhiggohi i louse. 



Boat ho use. 

Aside from these awards, 
outstanding students will also 
be recognized at the Convoca- 
tion. The awards to be given in- 
clude the Fox Freshman 



Scholarship Award, the Alum- 
ni Medal, the Visitors and 
Governors Medal, the Visitors 
and Governors Scholarship 
Award, and the Iriterfraternity 
Cups. 

A reception will be held at 
President Carter's home im- 
mediately following the con- 
vocation for the faculty, 
students, and guests. Sherry 
Magill feels that this will be "a 
great opportunity to introduce 
new professors and board 
members to the townspeople. 
There will also be an exhibit of 
Ms. Larabee's artwork in 
Tawes gallery. Some of the 
photos to be included in this are 
currently on loan from the 
Smithsonian Institution. 

To enable students to attend 
these events, the schedule for 
September 24 will be changed 
to coincide with planned ac- 
tivities. All classes from 8:30 to 
1:30 on Wednesday will begin 
one half-hour early and last fif- 
ty minutes. Since the Convoca- 
tion begins at 2:00 p.m., the 
faculty has also been given the 
option to either cancel 2:30 
classes or to hold these classes 
at 3:30. Hopefully, this will en- 
courage students to take ad- 
vantage of the affair since as 
Magill stated, "convocation is 
not only educational, but also 
fun." 



Student Judicial System Revised 



EMPLOYMENT 

Applications are now being accepted by 
the Student Union for employment. Ap- 
plicants must be 21 yrs. of age. Both 
wages and hours are great! 

Apply Now!! 



by Christopher M. Fascetta 

Chairman of 

Student Judicial Board 

In keeping with the at- 
mosphere of change that 
seems to surround Washington 
College this year, the Student 
Judiciary is not far behind. 
Numerous obstacles developed 
after adopting the new judicial 
system last year. Over the 
summer, with the help of 
Rachel Smith (last year's SJB 
Clerk) and Brenda Conner (85- 
86 juror), I revised the 
previous system to eliminate 
the vast majority of the pro- 
blems we faced last year, and 
to make the judiciary run more 
smoothly. The revised 
judiciary is now being submit- 
ted to the Student Affairs Com- 
mittee for approval. 

The changes made were 
basically cosmetic in nature, 



but there were some physical 
changes as well. Briefly stated, 
the cosmetic changes involved 
name changing and word 
replacement. For example, the 
board name will change from 
the "Student Judicial Board" 
to the "Student Conduct Coun- 
cil." Jurors will be referred to 
as council members, and 
words like "trial" and 'defen- 
dant" would be changed to 
"hearing" and "responsible 
party," respectively. The 
physical changes involve in- 
creasing the number of council 
members to eight with two 
alternatives, five of which, in- 
stead of four, will serve at each 
hearing. With the revised 
system, a new division of the 
student judiciary, an investiga- 
tion division, is created. The 
division would be headed by a 
new officer — the Chief In- 
vestigator — and will have an 



investigative staff of two to 
work with him or her. 

This year promises to be a 
very important year for the 
student judiciary. My goals for 
the year include having the 
revised system adopted and 
improved as well as 
establishing a judiciary made 
up of Washington College's 
finest students. This is the year 
that the judiciary is going to 
finally stand-up and be 
recognized as an established 
student leadership organiza- 
tion. The era of the Kangaroo 
Court has come and gone with 
the start of the 1986-87 school 
year. 



EDITOR'S NOTE: The current 
judicial system is printed in 
the student handbook on pages 
26-33 for student reference. 



Investment Club Begins Game 



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by Arian Ravanbakhsh 

Have you ever wondered 
what it would be like to have 
$100,000 to invest? This year, 
the Washington College Center 
for Economic Education, along 
with the Investment Club and 
the Business Management 
Department, is sponsoring a 
stock market simulation game. 
This program allows 35 
students, who have formed 25 
teams, to invest $100,000 in any 
way that they see fit. Even if 
the money is only imaginary, 
the team with the highest- 
valued portfolio at the end of 
the game will receive a cash 
prize. These awards, which are 
also given to the second and 
third place teams, will total 
$300. 



As a player in the game, one 
will receive valuable instruc- 
tion and experience in stock 
market investment and port- 
folio management. At the end 
of each week each team will be 
provided with a computer prin- 
tout comparing them with the 
other Washington College 
teams, as well as with teams 
from the entire state of 
Maryland. 

Players will be given an in- 
troduction to the game by 
George McLaughlin, who is an 
associate with Legg-Mason 
and the broker for the Invest- 
ment Club. McLaughlin will 
discuss the market strategies 
for investing over the ten-week 
span. 

The players will be forced to 
consider the questions that 



many of the companies on the 
Exchange they wish to invest 
in do. Players will also be sub- 
ject to the actual fees charged 
by the brokerage house. If a 
team finds itself running out of 
money, it may elect to borrow 
another $100,000 at current in- 
terest rates. 

The game, unfortunately, is 
no longer open to students 
wishing to participate, but it 
will be repeated in the spring 
semester for students who 
would like to participate for the 
first tune or to try and improve 
their fall performance. The 
game manages to combine 
elements of a competitive 
situation while teaching the ac- 
tual knowledge required for 
successful investment in the 
Market. 



^e mber 19, 1986 



THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



damage To Autos By Baseballs Is Unacceptable 

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milar fate this month have, is 
ie pathetic justification for 
us ongoing destruction of stu- 
snt property. 

Coach Athey, after telling 

e that, yes, there were 

ayers sending balls into orbit 

rer the new dorm's lot the 

Bternoon my windshield was 

tacked, remembered that "a 

Ew" foul balls had dropped 

Knongst the cars in the lot. 

Rien I asked why he didn't try 

I determine if the balls had 

lone any damage, Athey simp- 

I* told me that he had not 
tard any noises indicating 
lat any cars had been struck. 
I suppose I'm naive. I 
lolishly thought that if a 
espectable organization, like 
Be College baseball team, hap- 
fened to come along one day 
hi accidently ruin the wind- 
lueld of my car, they might at 
last leave a note saying 
femething like "We're 
Irry...." The ball that hit my 



car didn't get up and walk College's policy regarding pro- is Urn ( hi i ,,>, , , , i- 

away. Somebody was aware perty damage is as Tscrewed-up dorr's lo ^ bTcaule the^e „^ 

Oiat a car was hit Athey shrug- as the sport seasons are on this no legal soots aromrimv 

ged when he told me that the campus. Were I to de<!trnv U™™ i.„ if j ar0UI "i my 

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the new dorm's lot aren't Col- Business Office who wanted about a decade's worthTpIrk" 
brn P a e s nS b a ud ,0 Ca,l ';L°r U l h »**!»»■ »'?>«* "<* <° 



lege cars, they're student cars. 
How about telling us next 
time? That same morning, a 
member of the administration 
told me in so many words that 
college students should have 
the intelligence to realize that, 
while parking in the new dorm's 
lot, there is the possibility that 
a baseball may strike their 
car. I agree completely. But in 
September? Where I come 
from we don't play baseball un- 
til at least April. By all rights 
my car should have been hit by 
a football. At least if that was 
the case I wouldn't be paying 
$290,00 for a new windshield to- 
day. 
It seems that Washington 



surance agent. It's not my pro- 
blem." This is essentially what 
Washington College has told 
me. When did the double stan- 
dard enter? Why, if I break a 
College window, do I have to 
pay when the College can 
break my windshield and give 
me the administrative run- 
around? 
The irony of this whole story 



Microscope To Aid Classes 



continued from page 4 
was one of only 2H awards 
Blade in response to 924 ap- 
plications, placing us in a 
select 23% nationwide." 

Asked what the new 
microscope will be used for, 
Br. Munson stated, "It will 
provide a much-needed 
[apability to the Department. 
It will be used in specific 
Bourses to illustrate certain 
cellular phenomena (location 
of receptor sites on cell mem- 
Iranes, fluorescent antibody 
techniques, "capping and pat- 
Ihing" etc.) and will 
Bgnificantly strengthen our 
research capabilities." For ex- 
Bnple, Dr. John Heinbokel, the 
[isiting Distinguished Pro- 
Bssor, will be using it in his 
linded investigations of 
fchavioral aspects of marine 
Bankton, and Munson will be 
fcing it to study the presence 
|nd abundance of 



heterotrophic and autotrophic 
microprotozoa in the 
Chesapeake Bay. "The ex- 
posure of students to these 
techniques will stimulate them 
to utilize the instrument in 
honors and senior research 
projects," Munson added. 

Munson stresses, however, 
that the most significant 
aspect of this award is that "it 
marks the beginning of the 
Biology Department's much 
stronger orientation toward, 
and inclusion of, a research 
component in its duties. 
Neither the College nor the 
staff, in this scientifically 
highly competitive day and 
age, can ignore the importance 
of a research component to the 
sound education of the 
undergraduate student. 
Hopefully," he concluded, 
"this will be the first of many 
more grants to be awarded the 
Biology Department." 



be cynical about 'this develop- 
ment. I think you would be too. 
Nevertheless, in an effort to 
be constructive, I do have a 
suggestion that would put an 
end to this nonsense. Why not 
take a portion of the $5 each 
student motorist pays in park- 
ing fees and construct a wire 
mesh backstop behind the 
plate of the baseball diamond? 
With sufficient overhang, such 



a backstop would stop every 
foul ball that, in the past, has 
come down on student cars. 

It comes down to this: How 
many windshields have to be 
broken before such a simple 
yet obviously needed, struc- 
ture is installed? Does Presi- 
dent Cater's windshield have to 
be broken? The Governor's' 
Or are we going to wait until a 
ball comes down on someone's 
head? Sure, the College may 
not be liable for what their 
baseballs smash, crack, or 
dent. But for an institution 
which exists for students, and 
which takes special pride in the 
individual attention given to 
those students, to continue to 
ignore such a problem is 
nothing less than hypocrisy. 



SGA Clipboard! 



by Christopher Foley 
SGA Secretary 

he SGA wishes to thank 
ryone who came out to see 
?Feds last Friday. It was a 
siderable success, thanks 
We to the Coffeehouse staff 
the large student turnout. 
"s for future SGA events in 
Coffeehouse are already in 
works and are expected to 
erate the same support. 

J6 out those Ray-Bans this 
* because Bobby and the 
'ievers are back at 
Kington College. They've 
r ed to capacity crowds all 
"ner long, and this pro- 
es to be one of the best 
*s of the year for WC. SGA 

'he Theta Chi fraternity 

co-sponsor this unusual 
loor event on Friday, 

ember 19th. Weather per- 
h"g, the band will set-up on 

loading dock behind the 
.; Arts Center. If the 
'her turns sour, the show 

move to the Coffeehouse. 
! Paging has never been 



tried before, so it will be well 

worth seeing. 

Campaigning is almost over 
for the SGA Senate elections, to 
be held during lunch and din- 
ner in the cafeteria on Friday, 
the 19th. Everyone is en- 
couraged to vote - the im- 
portance of the Senate cannot 
be overemphasized. In addi- 
tion to providing committee 
members for everything from 
the food service to building 
maintenance, the Senate funds 
nearly all campus clubs. The 
senators are responsible for 
those aspects of the campus 
which most directly affect 
students, so voters should 
weigh the qualifications of the 
candidates carefully before 
choosing their representatives. 
Election winners will be an- 
nounced during the Bobby and 
the Believers performance 
that evening. 

Remember, now is the time 
to begin making your 
homecoming plans. The 
weekend of October 17-19 will 
be highlighted by the SGA 
Homecoming Bash. 



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Open Mon.-Sat. 7:00-5:30 
Sun. 6:30-1:30 



Security Clamps Down On Violators 



continued from page 1 

All students received a pam- 
phlet in Thursday's mail 
outlining the College's parking 
regulations in order to reduce 
confusion and ignorance. The 
fines can pile up quickly, and 
can get quite expensive. 

a. unregistered vehicle $25.00 

b. reckless driving $25.00 

c. driving or parking on lawn 
$20.00 

d. parked in firelane $7.50 

e. parked in loading zone $7.50 

f. handicapped parking only 
$5.00 

g. parked on sidewalk $5.00 
h. no parking zone $5.00 

i. reserved parking $5.00 
j. impeding traffic flow $5.00 

If fines are not paid within 30 
days of citation, all fines in- 
crease by $5.00. 

For those students living off- 
campus and commuting every- 




day, the long range 
punishments mentioned in the 
pamphlet are worth attention: 
"Any vehicle that receives 
more than five (tickets) in a 
given semester shall lose the 
privileges for the remainder of 
that semester. This is in effect 
REGARDLESS if the tickets 
are paid or not. Violation of 
this prohibition will cause fur- 
ther disciplinary action to be 
taken. Indebtedness, as a 
result of the failure to pay 
fines, shall be the basis for the 
College to withhold grades, 
and/or transcripts." 
Roderick's words of advice 
t*"»iwJ i« Fr.som.rt were this: "We strongly en- 
Parking citations are already piling courage everybody to have 
h. P avy n fin S e's Secnrlrl 8 "- ""'""' their VehiCleS "gistered and to 
starting next week. they got in the mail." 



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in downtown Chestertown. 

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Page 6 



THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



September 19, 1% 



FEATURES 



Drug Crusade Sparks Debate 



by Tom Schuster 

The subject of drugs is one which 
most of us, having had an earful in re- 
cent months, might rather avoid. Yet 
each day the subject is renewed 
somehow— either through a steady bar- 
rage of media coverage of what has 
been called the crack epidemic or, as 
was the case this week, by the in- 
sistence of the President and First 
Lady that the seriousness of the pro- 
blem now justifies a national "Crusade 
Against Drugs.*' 

The source of the current furor can 
be easily traced back to the death of 
University of Maryland basketball 
superstar Len Bias. The shock waves 
that have increased in force and 
shaken society so visibly have, it 
seems, their epicenter in the UM dorm 
room where Bias fell to the floor, never 
to arise, after a cocaine overdose. With 
the recent discovery that Bias died 
after ingesting a mammoth dose — 
several grams of cocaine — not the "lit- 
tle bit of white powder" said originally 
to have been his demise — more than a 
few people may be wondering if the 
resulting furor was completely 
justified. 

"Crack Is In Kent County" 

The wave of increased concern over 
drugs has nevertheless long since 
swept over us. The now-concerned 
residents of Kent County are no dif- 
ferent. Despite their seemingly remote 
geography, the counties on Maryland's 
Eastern Shore now have within their 
borders the same drugs that are found 
in the metropolitan areas of the state. 
"Crack is in Kent County," said Angie 
Bramble, a local drug abuse counselor. 
"And there is more of it on the Eastern 
Shore than most people would like to 
admit." 

Bramble, who works at the Whitsitt 
Center, a clinic that offers a 28-day 
recovery program for alcoholics and 
drug abusers who are often referred 
there by the courts, is herself concern- 
ed about the current drug crisis. "I feel 
like there should be a crusade. It seems 
like every ten years there is a new 
drug. In the Sixties it was pot. Then 
now, cocaine." 

Crack usage, she noted, has caused 
behaviors in users that are not normal- 
ly associated with conventional co- 
caine. "There was a lot of violent 
behavior on the Eastern Shore," said 
Bramble, "and they checked into it and 
a lot of that came from crack usage." 

Crack, it turns out, is more readily 
available to kids because of its seduc- 
tively low price. Two or three crack 
crystals, each capable of a short, five 
minute high, can be had for around $5. 
More addictive than the standard co- 
caine it is derived from, crack soon has 
the user hitting multiple times each 
■ day. What originally seemed to be a 
cheap alternative, crack crystals 
quickly become as financially 
debilitating, and arguably more 
physically dangerous than standard 
coke. 

Cross-Addiction 

The majority of Bramble's clients at 
the Whitsitt Center arrive at the center 
addicted to several drugs. Users who 
use one drug exclusively are the excep- 
tion rather than the rule. "When people 
are addicted like this, anything that is 
available is going to be used," she ex- 
plained. The average age of the clients 
at Whitsitt, which admits anyone over 
18 years of age, is about thirty. In re- 
cent years. Bramble noted, the staff 
has seen an increase in people who 
favor cocaine. "It's surprising," she 
said, "the number of people we do have 




"These people have a problem . 

They're not bad people, and 

they're not immoral people." 



that really can't afford cocaine, but 
they get it anyway." 

Professionals who are coke users, 
Bramble noted, have been turning-up 
in increasing numbers. Although pro- 
bably a majority of such users seek-out 
treatment in private clinics, the ones 
that do arrive at Whitsitt are often in 
dire financial straits as a result of their 
habit. This phenomenon often com- 
pletely amazes addicts employed in 
non-professional fields. "They can't 
believe that doctors and lawyers, with 
all their money, could be wiped out," 
said Bramble. 

As one might expect, societal 
stigmas regarding the use of certain 
drugs, are recognized by many addicts 
and alcoholics. "Users are more 
tolerant of the alcoholics," said Bram- 
ble, "than the alcoholics are of the peo- 
ple using the drugs. Many times the 
alcoholic feels like they haven't gotten 
low enough to use drugs." More sur- 
prisingly, this paradoxical thinking 
transcends the world of the narcotics 
users as well. Said Bramble: "The per- 
son that snorts the cocaine doesn't feel 
like they're as bad as the one who's in- 
jecting it." 

But for the majority of those who are, 
in fact, cross-addicted, an escape from 
reality is simply an escape regardless 
of the chemical route they take. These 
addicts leave social stigmas behind 
along with the rest of the world. 
Alcohol, however, is still the supreme 
vice-lord of American society. "People 
don't realize that alcohol is the number 
one drug," stated Bramble, "and the 
most deadly." 

"These People Are 
Really Hurting...." 

As someone who deals with the end 
results — the human results — of the 
drug problem everyday as a part of her 
job, Bramble has seen the specific 
damage individuals have inflicted upon 



themselves by using drugs. While most 
of us may recognize the general conse- 
quences of abuse, she has seen the bot- 
tom line. Witnessing the loss of rela- 
tionships, jobs, family, self-sufficiency, 
and, perhaps worst of all, the loss of 
self-worth by actual people as a result 
of drug abuse has not left her untouch- 
ed. Yet, as a counselor, she is painfully 
aware that the amount of help she can 
offer is severly limited. 

"These people have a problem. 
They're not bad people, and they're not 
immoral people. They're not lazy peo- 
ple. They don't want to be alcholic or a 
drug addict," explained Bramble. "It 
might look that way on the outside, but 
these people are really hurting on the 
inside." As a counselor, she can only 
hope that the hours she spends 
educating her clients and trying to help 
them reestablish their identities will 
pay-off with one absolutely crucial 
development: "They have to be ready. 
It's up to them. We can be the best 
counselor or the worst counselor. ..but 
it's their desire to stop drinking or 
drugging." 

Bramble is all too familiar with 
defeat. "I've had a lot of them go out 
and drink the same day they leave. But 
I can't take that personally. That's one 
thing, as a counselor, I have to realize 
— that we have little effect on these 
people. We can just give the best that 
we can." 

A Drug-Free Philosophy? 

The staff at Whitsitt stresses that 
"abstinence is the answer" as far as 
any kind of drug is concerned. "The 
best thing to do," said Bramble, is not 
to do anything at all." But this is not the 
view held by Kevin Zeese, the National 
Director of the National Organization 
for the Reform of Marijuana Laws 
(NORML). According to Zeese, 
"temperance is the best policy. 



Abstinence," he said, "is an unrealistic 
policy." 

NORML, which actively lobbies tor 
changes in marijuana laws that its 
members see as arbitrary and based on 
false information, is fighting what i| 
sees as a societal double standard 
regarding drug use. "Sure alcohol kills, 
stated Zeese, "but most of the time ii 
doesn't." Marijuana, he feels, is 
tremendously safer than alcohol, 
"There's never been a marijuana 
death," he said, yet fifty people per 
hour are arrested for marijuana la» 
violations in this country. "Most people 
who use it," stated Zeese, "don't abuse 
it. You can use marijuana and not have 
a problem with it." 

Zeese cited these statistics: Mari- 
juana use has tripled since 1970, with a 
total now of approximately 30 million 
users in the United States. Last year 
was the first year since the mid-70's 
that pre-adolescent pot-use actually | 
rose. In Alaska, where it is legal for 
adults to cultivate their own marijuana 
for personal use, the percentage of pre- 
adolescents who smoke pot is only 2.8% 
compared to 5% for the rest of the 
union 

The goal of- his organization, stated 
Zeese, is to simply have realistic mari- 
juana legislation. Since 1965, drogl 
usage has increased in all categories] 
except one — tobacco. According tol 
Zeese, this is because the government! 
does have a realistic policy regarding 
tobacco, which has been proved to be I 
more addictive than heroin. Despite! 
the fact that tobacco is a State- 
sanctioned drug available over-the-l 
counter and in vending machines, use 
has declined 25% since 1965 for one 
reason. The public has been educated I 
about the dangers of smoking. 

Drug Crusades: 
Effective Policy Or 
Political Rhetoric? 

Ignoring their obvious difference in 
opinion about drug use in the first 
place, both Bramble and Zeese agree 
on one thing: The public needs to be 
educated about drugs. Despite he 
agreement with the idea of a national 
drug crusade, Bramble noted sail 
that the Whitsitt Center's budget wa 
recently slashed by the Gramm 
Rudmann Act. If she had her choice 
about where to spend federal money t< 
combat drugs, Bramble would use il 
for "education in the schools. Not ai 
hour a month. We need something one 
daily basis to remind these kids ho« 
dangerous drugs are." 

Zeese's feelings about the latest drul 
crusade are more critical. "I think it's 
a lot of hysteria based on lies... The 
whole thing is based on the lie thai 
there is no difference between use and 
abuse... No amount of extreme legisla- 
tion is going to affect this problem 
Bramble and Zeese agreed once more 
on what not to do about the individual 
with a drug problem. "As far a! 
punishing," said Bramble, "The onlf 
thing that's going to do is keep them oJ 
the street for a while and they're nil 
going to grow, and they're not going " 
learn about the disease and they're %" 
ing to get and do the same thing as 
before." Said Zeese: "Education ari 
enforcement are inconsistent because 
enforcement undermines education 
"Regardless of the argument over US' 
and abuse, both agree that the hurnai 
cost has been too tremendous to jus 1 
give-up on these people. Said Bramble 
These people have been punish* 
enough." 

For further information about 
drug and alcohol treatment, 
call Publik House at 778-2616 



Lpiem ber 19, 1986 



THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



Page 7 



Students, Faculty 
Go Natural At 
The Market 



by Michelle Baize 
I What do Deans Maxcy and 
Mclntire, Dr. Rosette Roat and 



juni- 



r Jeremiah Foster have in 



ioromon? All shop at The 
jlarket in Kent Plaza. 
I Pat Vervier, an employee at 
|he natural foods store and a 
[986 graduate of Washington 
College, said health conscious 
Students from the College as 
kell as professors and ad- 
ministrators go to The Market 
|o eat lunch or to buy groceries 
[nd snacks for parties. Pro- 
lessors such as John Taylor, 
Donald Munson, Robert Ander- 
jon, George Shivers, and Mar- 
tia Pelchat shop there regular- 
ly, and the College Food Ser- 
vice special-orders rice and 
Eheese from The Market. Ver- 
nier also said that students 
puch as her sister Jennifer, a 
freshman, and seniors Peter 
fcoode and Linda Ferguson 
(come in for favorites such as 
She Powerhouse Sandwich. 
| The Powerhouse is compris- 
ed of cheese, tomato, lettuce, 
unions, sprouts, and grated 
:arrots on a whole wheat pita 
pith honey, mustard, and costs 
$l.(i5. In addition to the highly 
popular Powerhouse, The 
Market sandwich bar sells an 
Avocado Jack on a whole 
wheat pita for $2.50, and a 
Garden Chapati, which is an 
Indian flour tortilla rolled into 
b cone, stuffed with chickpea 
bate, and crumbed f eta cheese. 
An assortment of pasta salads 
and broiled sandwiches are 
also available on a daily basis. 
[This winter, Sima Racousin, 
the owner, plans to add a 
vegetarian chili soup to the 
lunch selection. 



['Food doesn't 
[taste good 
[unless it's 

hood for you." 



I In addition to the lunch 
fcounter, which has been open 
for only six months, the 
grocery section of the store of- 
fers everything from bulk trail 
pix and natural desserts to 
Pealth texts and cosmetics. 
Pacousin also hopes to have 
fegetarian cooking classes for 
feople who wish to lower their 
fhimal fat intake without los- 
ing the complete proteins 
found in red meats. 
I Stressing the fact that 
fatural food can be gourmet 
Pre and not necessarily bor- 
Fi, Racousin explains that she 
foesn't like to refer to The 
P a rket as a health food store 
Pfeause she feels the term 
|health food" carries a certain 
F'gma. Instead, she calls The 
Farket "a natural food 
grocery and deli" because 
palth food stores tend to offer 
f yore limited selection of 
foods which don't make for a 
farted diet. 



"I'd like people to eat our 
food just because it tastes 
good," Racousin said. 

The Market does have a 
variety of interesting and good- 
tasting foods. For those who 
like to snack, they offer tortilla 
chips, cookies, decadently rich 
Ms. Desserts, and the largest 
selection of juices, mineral 
waters, and alcohol-free wines 
and beers in Kent County. Also 
available are many low- 
cholesterol, low-sugar alter- 
natives to common foods, such 
as natural ice creams and fruit 
juice sweetened cookies, as 
well as almond butter instead 
of peanut butter. 

Jennifer Vervier said she is 
surprised that more students 
don't know about The Market 
because students regularly 
shop at the Acme and other 
stores in the Plaza and often 
show interest in healthy eating. 
Not only does Vervier think 
that the sandwich bar is a con- 
venient substitute for cafeteria 
fare, but she also enjoys The 
Market's variety of cold sum- 
mer soups including carrot, 
cucumber, and gazpacho. Ver- 
vier believes that The Market 
is the only place in town where 
students can get a wide variety 
of healthy and natural foods. 

"Food doesn't taste good 
unless it's good for you," Ver- 
vier said. "I think everyone 
should go there." 

Although Racousin said that 
people are much more aware 
of their diets than when she 
became a vegeterian at the age 
of twelve, she urges students to 
educate themselves about 
dietary matters. 

"I think if most people were 
aware of what was in their 
food, they would switch to 
natural food, " she said. 

Not only does Racousin feel 
that students should read 
labels on supermarket foods, 
she also feels they should ask 
what preservatives and ad- 
ditives are included in foods at 
the restaurants they frequent. 
Often restaurants that prepare 
small quantities of food will be 
glad to omit substances such as 
monosodium glutamate from 
your order. The foods at The 
Market contain no such ad- 
ditives. 

In spite of a growing health 
awareness among younger 
people, Racousin finds that 
many people consume too 
much protein and overlook the 
additives, preservatives, and 
sugars in many apparently 
healthy foods. Instead of con- 
suming the sugars in canned or 
frozen foods, Racousin 
believes students should enjoy 
their sugar in natural desserts 
such as Ms. Desserts' apple 
cake and pecan pie, or 
Rachel's Brownies. 

"I'd rather know when I'm 
eating sugar," Racousin said. 

The Market is located in 
Kent Plaza and is open Mondav 
through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 
6 p.m., and until 8:00 p.m. on 
Fridays. 



3 tAXAiuOM' » *i l> » 




Dorm Living: 



Rate Your Room 



by Andrea E. Kehoe 
What many freshmen find 
most depressing about their 
first day of college is not say- 
ing goodbye to their parents or 
feeling lonely and unimportant 
among some two hundred or 
more newcomers. Rather, the 
first glimpse of an empty dorm 
room, its colorless walls un- 
covered and its furniture look- 
ing like it came from the Bates 
Motel, proves to be the most 
disheartening moment of the 
big day. 

Once each student settles in, 
his room begins to suit his in- 
dividual taste and to reflect bis 
distinct personality. While 
some seek a quiet haven in 
which to escape the strains of 
communal life, more social 
students see their room as a 
"hangout" and rarely leave it, 
except to attend a few classes 
now and then. These in- 
dividuals are unperturbed 
when strangers enter the 
room, which is likely to be 
referred to by a name rather 
than a number and dorm. In 
fact, last year, one such place 
was equipped with an unusual 
study aid: a bar. 

Though each room, as with 
its occupants, is unique, most 
tend to fall into one of the 
following four stereotypes, 
based on actual dorms at 
Washington College. 

All-American 

This type of room most fre- 
quently belongs to females, 
particularly those whose ap- 
preciation of aesthetics leads 
them to color-coordinate the 
furnishings and devotedly 
sweep each piece of dust that 
settles on the floor. Absolute 
necessities include book 
shelves to hold their Wham! 
tapes and Harlequin romances 
(behind which the racier 
"Silhouette Desire" editions 



are kept), and a desk from 
which they write to their twen- 
ty or more really close friends. 
Of course there never seems to 
be enough space for their war- 
drobe, which includes the 
whole Benetton line. 

Walls are covered with cute 
posters of puppies and kittens 
and such high school memen- 
tos as prom pictures and pom- 
poms from cheerleading days. 
Also found are enlarged photos 
of the hometown boyfriend, 
and collages including words 
cut out from perfume ads in 
magazines: "alluring," 
"seductive," "obsession." 



off the cuff 



Sometimes these dorm in- 
habitants have a Macintosh, 
! but all, without exception, own 
an iron. 

Athletic 
WC jocks tend to allow old 
pizza boxes and a month's 
worth of dirty laundry 
(awaiting mailing to Mom) to 
accumulate in their living 
space. This probably explains 
why their room, no matter 
where it is located, invariably 
smells like Kent House. The 
first piece of furniture discard- 
ed is the desk; it is quickly 
replaced by a large screen TV 
and cable box. Shelves store 
athletic equipment (to be used 
anywhere near windows), but 
not textbooks (they wouldn't be 
read anyway). The closet con- 
tains only sweat clothes and 
Nikes. 

Posters favored by these 
students include pictures of 
cars, sports greats, and 
fitness-conscious females in 
various stages of undress. 



Artsy 

Residences of artistic 
students convey a sense of in- 
tentional disorder, with Hallo- 
ween masks, toys from cereal 
boxes and play machine guns 
strewn throughout. Often, a 
mannequin missing arms and 
legs is given a woman's name 
and seated in the center of the 
room. 

A television that shows only 
static, an etch-a-sketch, and 
anything plastic also con- 
tribute to the bizarre at- 
mosphere. Poetry by Allen 
Ginsberg and Lawrence Ferl- 
inghetti copied in calligraphy 
decorate the walls, as well as 
posters reminiscent of the 
work of Jackson Pollock and 
Andy Warhol. 

Macho 

Rugged manhood is evident 
in these rooms, which if per- 
sonified, would undoubtedly 
growl, "Go ahead, make my 
day." Animals here are not 
stuffed but skinned, and they 
are hung over a lamp, where 
light shines eerily through 
sockets that once contained 
eyes. Also present are stark 
pictures of the desert at sunset 
- nature at its most masculine. 

Indian print sheets hang 
from the ceiling to separate the 
bedroom area, making it more 
appropriately dark. Followers 
of Freud notice numerous 
phallic symbols, while lit 
students see that The Sun Also 
Rises is notably absent from a 
collection of Hemingway 
novels, its subject matter 
deemed too depressing. 

As orderly as the bunkhouse 
in any Western, and perpetual- 
ly well-stocked with 
beverages, these rooms are the 
favorite social spot of those 
who know its inhabitants. 



Page 8 



THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



September 19, 1986 



SPORTS 



Sho 'women Waste Wesley, 3-1 




Down 
lory 01 



phoiobvJ M.Fragomeni 

but not out! Beth Matthews gives all on an offensive play that failed to pull e talley. Nonetheless, the Shorewomen snatched a 3-1 vie- 
>er Wesley College. Wednesday. Sept. 17th. 



by Chris Wiant 

The field hockey team is living up to 
its image as "the best WC has ever 
had" with its first two back-to-back vic- 
tories. The season started Thursday, 
September 11th, with a scrimmage ver- 
sus Galludet College. The final score 
turned-up Washington ahead, 2-0. 

A' match against Wesley College on 
Wednesday, September 17th, proved 
triumphant again for the hockey team. 
Wesley scored early in the first half, 
but the Sho'women came back with a 
score toward the end of the first half by 
Jenny Wadhovsky on an assist from 
Beth Matthews. 

They continued to exhibit strength 
with two goals in the second half, one 
with only fourteen minutes left of play 
in the game. The first goal was knocked 
in by Sandie Coulter on assist by Liz 
Whelan. The final tally was scored by 
freshman Mamie Shehan on a play in- 
itiated by Stephanie Milton. Goaltender 
Kate Falconer picked-up five saves 
during the game. 

Coach Guinan feels the team is tak- 
ing more shots, dominating the playing 
time in tjieir offensive end and, most 
importantly, working together on the 
field. A lack of precise passing and fast 
reaction time, however, are the 
downfalls of the Sho'women. Yet, as 
these victories show, hard work has 
paid off. 

Coach Guinan commented, "Win or 
lose, we made a lot of ac- 
complishments. We've got a long way 
to go, but we've got the talent." 



Don't Take A Fall Without Safe Equipment 



by Stephanie Milton 

The bicycle boom of the 20th 
century is occurring around us. 
With the sport's newfound 
popularity, however, has come 
an increase in bicycle ac- 
cidents. Basic knowledge can 
prevent an increase in these 
statistics. For instance: 

— 95% of biking accidents oc- 
cur in areas devoid of traffic; 
quiet streets or bike trails are 
likely places for you and your 



two-wheeled friend to part 
company. 

— In Maryland, the number 
of biking accidents have more 
than doubled since 1970. 

— Three out of four cycling- 
related deaths - approximate- 
ly 750 annually - are caused by 
a head injury. 

Becoming well-versed on the 
following safety tips and biking 
information may prevent you 
from becoming a cycling 
statistic. 



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Bike Helmets 

Sporting a bike helmet may 
make you feel like a two- 
wheeled nerd, yet it may keep 
you from getting your brains 
scrambled. Stylish bicycle 
helmets are now available 
from $30 to $80, so you need not 
look like a conehead, only a 
knowledgeable cyclist. 

The four parts of a well- 
assembled helmet are the 
outer shell, the energy absorb- 
ing liner, the comfort liner and 
the chin strap. 

The shell's function is to pre- 
vent skull fracture by 
distributing the impact. ABS 
(a type of plastic), polycar- 
bonate resin, (available only 
under the brand name Lexan), 
and fiberglass are all excellent 
shell materials. 

A good liner must be at least 
one half-inch thick to pass 
marketing tests and are often 
made of a crushable, elastic 
foam. Because of their semi- 
rigid quality they should be 
replaced after an accident or 



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every five years due to the 
natural compression of the 
liner. 

The comfort liner is compos- 
ed of varying layers of sponge 
and is adjustable to properly fit 
and ventilate. 

Ventilation occurs from 
beneath the helmet or from 
topside vent openings. Look for 
a combination of vent holes 
and a suspension system for 
optimal circulation. 

Finally, the strap that kept 
the helmet on is the final item 
to shop for. Chin strap buckles 
should be adjustable from both 
sides and also have a 
mechanism for quick release. 
Secure buckles forward of, and 
just below the ear, yet not sit- 
ting on the jaw. 

Maryland Laws 
—Headsets and ear plugs are 
prohibited while cycling except 
for those who use hearing 
devices. 

—Cycling is not allowed on 
sidewalks unless authorized by 
local ordinances. 

—Cycling is not permitted in 
tunnels or on bridges, or on 
controlled access highways, in- 
terstate highways, or 
highways where the posted 
speed exceeds 50 mph. 

Arm Signals 

Signal at least 100 feet before 
turning. 

Thrust the left arm straight 
out to the side to signal a left 
turn. 

The left arm bent at a right 
angle upwards indicates a 



right turn. 

On Maryland roadways, 
holding your right arm out 
straight signals a right turn as 
well. 

Safety Tips 

Night bike-riding requires 
retro-reflective clothing; or by 
day, orange or yellow. 

Always ride on the right, 
with the flow of traffic. 

Obey all traffic control 1 
signals. 

Yield to pedestrians. 

Be aware of air turbulance I 
caused by motor vehicles. n 

Brake cautiously when I 
riding on wet or icy roads. 

Lock your bike in a well-lit I 
area; front and rear wheels to I 
the frame, then to the bike I 
rack. 

Retain sales receipt and I 
record your bicycle's serial I 
number. 

For repairs, a local bike shop I 
in town is available. This shop 
also wishes to initiate a biking 
club in the near future. For 
more information, stop in at 
Bike Works on High Street. 



ATTENTION 

This Fall there will be a men's 
swimming and diving program 
started at Washington College. 
For anyone interested, 
regardless of previous ex- 
perience, there will be an 
organizational meeting held in 
the Casey Swim Center next 
Thursday, September 25 at 
3:30 p.m. If you are unable to 
attend the Thursday meeting. 
contact either Dennis Berry or 
Brian Bishop during hours of 
operation at the swim center. 



THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



l/olleyball Experiencing A Renaissance 



Page 9 



w 



Kevin Crowell 



[umber of years ago a man 
§L Terry Corcoran step- 
%to the Washington Col- 
impus with the intention 
g the Shoremen a na- 
power in lacrosse. He 
d with very little. 
u gh exceptional 
ting, however, Coach 
, ra n has pushed the 
jen into a formidable 
der for the Division III 
ie Championship every 
that his team takes the 



We're young 
\and we're 

\\earniriQ a 
few offense." 



another team on the 

igton College campus is 

ig toward being a power 

ision III athletics. That 

is the women's volleyball 

coached by Penny Fall. 

ch Penny Fall has done a 

work in the past year to 

ve the program by sup- 

the team with new 

s, bringing in a sports 

lologist to help the team 

Bthe mental aspect of the 

ft and by upgrading the 



scnedule. Also with the help ot 
senior co-captain Kim 
Madigan, Coach Fall has 
brought in some outstanding 
recruits. Three of the new 
recuits were heavily recruited 
by Division I schools and 
should have in immediate im- 
pact on the program. 

Last year, as a club team, 
the Shorewomei. had a winning 
season. This year, although the 
schedule is tougher, the team 
is excepting another winning 
season. Senior co-captain Beth 
Wolf said, "We're going to win 
a lot of games. We're young 
and we're learning a new of- 
fense but our talent is much 
improved over the last year 
and we have some really good 
freshmen." 

The other captain, Kim 
Madigan, stated that "This 
year we're able to keep three 
hitters in the game at all times 
which is something we've 
never been able to do here at 
Washington College." Madigan 
is one of those hitters and pro- 
bably the best hitter on the 
team. Joining her will be two of 
the prized freshmen, Debby 
Conn and Val Williams. At 
5'10" and 5'8" respectively 
they will add height and talent 
to the starting six. Joining co- 
captain Beth Wolfe in the star- 
ting lineup will be returning 
juniors Sue Odenath and Sue 
Coulter. 

Besides a strong starting six 
Beth Wolf said, "This year we 
have a bench." This strong 
supporting cast will consist of 
Sharon Orser, Dawn Dams, 
Ann Urban, Genie Auchincloss, 
Becky Cox and Pam Denney. 
Orser, Dams and freshman Ur- 
ban will be rotating regularly 



into the lineup. 

The girls are enthusiastic 
and optimistic about this year. 
The team is having fun and en- 
joys playing with each other. 
That combination can be dead- 
ly for opponents as witnessed 
last year by the Chicago Bears 



fun loving romp to the cham- 
pionship. The team may not 
win the championship this 
year, but it is building toward 
that possibility in the future. 
The freshmen recruits chose 
their institutions over Division 
I schools because of the fun and 



friendly atmosphere at 
Washington College . 

The first home match 
against Widener and Swar- 
thmore College, will be held at 
7 p.m. on Thursday, September 
18th. 



PACE Offers Sporting Chance 



by Stephanie Milton 

Program Adult Continuing 
Education, or PACE, is an old 
program of Washington Col- 
lege and is now gaining new 
recognition. Originated in 1979 
nationwide, WC has adopted 
the program for a number of 
reasons. 

First, many colleges were 
eager to add to their revenues 
because the number of college- 
aged students had decreased. 
Private colleges were especial- 
ly worried and strongly en- 
couraged those wise in the 
ways of the world to return to 
the nest. 

The second stipulation is a 



simple and honest one: the col- 
lege simply wanted to reach 
out to the community and to en- 
courage non-traditional 
students to marticulate at the 
undergraduate level. 

These goals have been at- 
tained. The PACE publication, 
begun at two pages, is now be- 
ing circulated with sixteen. It 
extends to neighboring coun- 
ties, such as Caroline and 
Talbot, as well as, of course, in 
Kent County. 

The enrichment courses are 
offered for credit or non-credit 
and have attracted approx- 
imately nine percent of the stu- 
dent body. 

Director Ann Hoon has pro- 



moted the dispersal throughout 
Easton and Denton. "These 
towns had said 'Why don't you 
bring the professors to us?' and 
I thought, 'Why don't I?' This 
expansion further promoted 
Hoon's idea of "WC wants to 
share with you." 

Each lecture is self- 
contained and the topics trans- 
cend those of traditional 
academica. 

For the sports buffs on cam- 
pus, paddle tennis, yoga, 
aerobic dance and swimnastics 
are available. Student fees are 
$10.00 and class times and fre- 
quency can be found in the 
PACE handbook located in the 
library. 



pecer Inconsistent 



I by John Bodnar 

He Shoremen soccer team 

t accomplish everything 

would have liked to in 

lesday's game against 

non Valley College. They 

mwever, acheive the most 

rtant goal — victory. 

! Washington Collage soc- 

team has dominated 

"on Valley in the past but 

Bistency pla»ued the 

ln >en as they sputtered to 

'irtory. 

W Shoremen scored all 

i goals in an eight minute 

■ s pan late in the first 



quarter. Freshmen forward 
Peter van Buren scored two 
goals, and freshman Steve At- 
tias added another to secure 
WC's winning margin. 

Lebanon Valley scored their 
only goal half way through the 
second period on a penalty shot 
that resulted when John Bod- 
nar "violently shoved" a 
Lebanon forward in the penal- 
ty box. 

The Shoremen will take their 
1-1 record to Muhlenburg Col- 
lege on Saturday, September 
20th. 




photo by J M Fingom- 



"Fell BalJ"I WC stickers began training for the Spring season this week. Here, two aspiring Sho'man practice 
defensive drills. 



pss country 



by Chris Wiant 
cross country season 
| °n with the Washington 
lp Invitational, this 
'ay at 11 a.m. The com- 
■ teams are: Washington 
■ e , Salisbury State Col- 
Dickinson College, 
o Maryland, Ursinus 
Collier University, 
ossibly Galludet College. 
™e mile "boat house 
will be the first meet 
season for many of the 

ch Don Chatellier ex- 
' fair showing from the 
"ion that will be running 
»rse for Washington. The 
2 > 3, and 4 runners 
«t year have returned, 
" n Ireton, the number 
un "er, is overseas this 



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In The Coffeehouse 

New Soda Machines: Coke 
Slice 
Pepsi 

New Frito Lay Machine: 
carrying everything from chips to candy 

Sodas sold by: case $8.00 plus tax 
6 pack $2.39 plus tax 

"Attractions" 

September 19: "Bobby & the Believers" presented by SGA, 9-1 
September 21: Kirk Ross & The Ignorant Hands Band 
September 26: DJ Stephen A, Cochran WQSR 



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Page 10 



THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



September u 



Why Mets Will Lose The Series 



by Bill Beekman 

It was a Monday afternoon, this past 
Monday to be exact. A normal day, one 
could say, or at least normal compared 
to the day before. Bears pushed to over- 
time to beat the Eagles, Mets losing 
third straight to Phillies, victory for the 
New Orleans Saints. Those events just 
don't fit into the sane man's idea of nor- 
mal. They are what make sports so ex- 
citing and obsessive: they are un- 
predictable. But today was Monday, a 
normal, boring Monday. Or so I 
thought. 

I was wrong. The man who proved 
me wrong was one Tom Schuster. You 
might know him; big guy, long blond 
hair. He's also The Elm editor. He's a 
good guy to avoid if you're having 
enough trouble analyzing the political 
aspects of The Lord of the Flies for that 
upcoming Poly-Sci paper. I was not for- 
tunate enough to evade his predacious 
eyes. He was an eager man, wide-eyed 
and foaming at the mouth, on the hunt 
for a sportswriter. 

He called me over. I could sense the 
desperation in his voice. Our conversa- - 
tion went something like this: 

"I don't know if you remember me. 
I'm Tom Schuster." 

How could I forget. 

"I heard that you were interested in 
writing a sports column. We could real- 
ly use you. We're desperate." 

He heard that from Jack Gilden. 
Jack's my R.A., though, so I can't say 
anything bad about him. Damn. 

"Well. ..uh. yeah," I replied meekly. 

He added a few details and asked 
some questions. Then he dropped the 
bombshell. 'You can drop it off at The 
Elm office on Wednesday afternoon. 
It's in the Queen Anne lounge." 

"On the twenty-fourth, right?." I 
asked, shaken a little. 



"No. I was thinking more on the lines 
of this Wednesday. That will be O.K., 
right?" 

"Uh, yeah, sure. I.. .I'll do my best," 
I added, even meeker than before. 
What else could I say. He is a head 
taller than I am. 

But more important than what I 
could say now was what I could write. 
How about an introductory column to 
set my goals? Too boring. How about 
something recent and controversial, 
like an article on drugs and athletics or 



hitting, quality managing, solid 
defense, and a decent bench. Their key, 
though, is great pitching. Gooden, Fer- 
nandez, Ojeda, Darling, McDowell, 
Sisk, Orosco, a combined 81-34, 2.97 
ERA. Not since the '71 Orioles starting 
four of McNally, Dodson, Palmer, and 
Cuellar went a combined 81-31 has a 
major league rotation approached the 
level of this year's Mets starters. 

But the Mets don't live and die on 
their pitching staff. They also lead the 
National League in batting average, 



'Tor years the Mets were masters of 
the art of losing. They were the Charlie 
Brown's of Major League Baseball." 



athletics vs. academics? Too much 
research. I want to do them eventually, 
but I also want to do them well. Two 
days just isn't enough time. Tom men- 
tioned something about the Bears. 
They are a popular topic and there is 
much to talk about with McMahon 
down and Buddy Ryan out. But they 
were the last thing that I, a die-hard 
Eagles fan (who dies hard often), 
wanted to talk about. The overtime loss 
was just too much for me. Chicago 
would have to wait. 

So I turned from the best in football 
to the best in baseball, the Mets. They 
seemed perfect. Actually, they are 
about as perfect as you can get. Good 



hits, runs, and RBI's. They consist of a 
diverse group of quality players: 
perennial all-stars (Gary Carter 
Keith Hernandez), proven veterans 
(Ray Knight, Mookie Wilson, Wally 
Backman), and future superstars 
(Darryl Strawberry, Kevin Mitchell, 
Lenny Kykstra). They seem to live in 
the best of all possible worlds. So where 
can they go wrong? 

Here is where several other league- 
leading statistics come into play. The 
Mets top the baseball world not only in 
hitting and pitching, but also in extend- 
ed curtain calls, bench-clearing 
brawls, and arrests by off-duty 
Houston police officers. You can 



almost read the headlines, "| 
and Ojeda Lost For the Series 4 
cond Scuffle With Houston p j 
"Gooden and Hernandez in; 
brawl, lost for season." Thesem 
bit exaggerated, but I think tl 
get the picture. 

The 1986 Mets are the 
baseballers to hit America for 
while. They will shatter the 
barrier and swipe their division 
a record number of games. Bu 
Mets have also conjured up the 
of the rest of the baseball wori 
with their winning - but with th 
of winning. They are cocky, "ft 
hotdogs. Recently, the Phillii 
harassed the Mets with a swes 
stars Gooden, McDowell, an 
nandez. One win would havec 
the N.L. East title for the Mets, 
Phillies were driven not to all 
Mets to clinch in Philly. Sa 
Hayes, before the match-up, 
going to bust our butts to keej 
from clinching it here. This is 
gest series of the year." Willi 
or California or Boston be drive 
the same in October, to not 1 
cocky band of ballplayers? 



For years the Mets were mas 
the art of losing. They were the( 
Brown's of Major League Ba 
That has changed. But if New Y 
pects a world championship this 
one more lesson must be learne 
to win with grace. Without that 
their broken records will turn li 
tered dreams at the hands ol 
hungry, determined opponents, 
will be no joy in Metsville wh 
mighty Carter's punched out. 



Writers' Union Do's, Dues, and Deadlines 

you can be a member of the Writers' Union if: 

-- you are writing the Great American Novel 

- you are a photographer or anybody who works for The Elm 

- you can play volleyball 

- you want to learn how to run a printing press 

- you have a crush on a writer 

- you write and REFUSE to show it to ANYBODY 

- you like to read ghost stories, romances, mysteries, histories, tragedies, com- 
edies, disputes, discussions, digressions 

- you belong to a foreign language club 

-- you are an aspiring performer with a taste for new material 
-you are a writer 

Join the Writers' Union 

Dues are $5 for freshmen, $10 for upperclassmen. 

Pay your dues by Monday 9/22, have a mailbox 

in the Lit. House by Wednesday 

Other Important Stuff 

Broadsides - applications for editors thereof due to Mr. Day by Monday 9/22. 
Writers' Union Players - contact Diane D'Aquino in the Bookstore to arrange a 
meeting time. 

Literary House Study rooms -- applications due to Mr. Day by Monday, 9/22. 
Press Room Workshops - sign up with Kathy Wagner by Monday, 9/22. 

plus trips, readings, excursions both 

physical and spiritual, meetings and 

sporting events that are too much fun to 

be real. Generally a good time to be had by all. 



\ 



L„ptfni ber 19. 1986 



IARTS/ 



THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



Page 1 1 



[mages Impress in Larrabee Exhibit 



by David Healey 

Already a day late, there's no time to 
lose in seeing the Larrabee exhibit 
which opened yesterday in Tawes 
[Gallery. More than a collection of 
Bphotographs, the exhibit is an impres- 
sion of a lost country, of Africa in the 
Bate 1940's. 

I On loan from the National Museum of 
■African Art, Smithsonian Institution, 
Khe exhibit combines the powerful 
■words of Alan Paton's novel, Cry, The 
MBeloved Country, and the thoughtful 
■photographs of Constance Stuart Lar- 
Babee. Together they present the story 

of a changing South Africa . 
■ Said Larrabee, "His words are so 
lowerful that they found the whole 
ling very moving at Smithsonian's in 
.'ashington. And I think, really, it's a 
gentle message, it's not shaking your 
fist at it. But it's still a very strong 
lessage." 

It is no accident that the novel and 
ihotographs have been combined, for 
arrabee visited Paton in 1949. 
ogether they toured the Umzimkula 
alley, she clicking her shutter, he tell- 
ing of his African world. Paton wrote in 
1985: "Cry The Beloved Country was 
lublished in New York in January 1948. 
t was in February 1949 that Constance 
tuart came to visit me in the Natal 
rillage of Anerley. She wanted to pro- 
luce a portfolio of photographs on the 
lovel and its author. We made a special 
rip to Ixopo, the countryside in which 



the first and last thirds of the novel are 
placed. It was a pleasure for me to be 
associated with her work." 

The journey begins on the far right 
wall of the gallery, where sits a large 
photograph of the Umzimkulu Valley. 
Beside it are the lines from Paton's 
novel, "These hills are grass-covered 
and rolling, and they are lovely beyond 
any singing of it ... if there is no mist, 
you look down on one of the fairest 
valleys of Africa." Larrabee added, 
"This is the country in which the whole 
thing begins." To move from 
photograph to photograph is to travel 
through this valley, meeting its in- 
habitants, and experiencing it through 
the excerpts of Paton's prose. Lar- 
rabee pointed out the photographs and 
commented, "So those are the actual 
hills he was writing about. His words 
are true, the photographs are true." 
She continued, "It tells the story of how 
the people change as they get 
detribalized and go into the cities. This 
is in their homeland." 

The exhibit meanders along the first 
floor, then upstairs to the second floor 
gallery. Larrabee's photographs cap- 
ture the changes, showing city life, 
Johannesburg, the rough township life, 
and the might of an industrial complex. 
Returning to its roots, the exhibit 
closes with photographs of traditional 
tribal life and of innocent youth. There 
are pictures of haughty tribesmen, 




photo by Constance Stuart Lattabee 

The Larrabee exhibit combines Constence 
Stuart Larrabee's photographs and Alan 
Paton's words to produce a passionate im- 
pression of Africa. 

shanties, and a boy in a tattered wool 
cap dancing for the camera. 

Tawes Gallery was in an uproar this 
week as people worked to prepare for 
Thursday's opening. Floors were 
polished, photo frames cleaned, the 
boards with Paton's excerpts hung. 
Larrabee is particularly proud of these 
silkscreened boards, which, like 
herself, are products of Chestertown. 



Keeping an eye on the activity was Lar- 
rabee, who even conscripted this 
reporter to carry things up the stairs as 
they spoke. Amid all the activity, she 
explained the complexities of putting 
such an exhibit together. "It takes the 
people who take the photographs, the 
people who design the exhibition, the 
people who edited the words, and the 
people who produced the panels. Each 
one is a true provisional artist, so its 
very interesting to work these different 
mediums into one whole piece." 

This is not Larrabee's first exhibit, 
her work has appeared at the Corcoran 
Gallery of Art, The American Museum 
of Natural History, the Smithsonian, 
and the Museum of Modern Art. She 
has also published collections, in- 
cluding. Jeep Trek and Celebration on 
the Chesapeake. 

Larrabee was the guest of honor at 
the show's opening reception yester- 
day, but Alan Paton was not present. 
She explained, "He's eighty three but 
that's not why he won't be here. He's in 
Africa. It's a long way away." Return- 
ing to campus for the Fall Convocation 
on Wednesday, Larrabee will receive 
an honorary Doctorate of the Arts from 
the college. 

The exhibit will be open for public 
viewing on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and 
Saturdays from three to five p.m. 
through October 12. Group viewings 
can be made by special arrangement 
with Dr. Robert Janson-La Palme at 
778-2800. 



Chestertown Movie Theater 

presents 

"HEARTBURN" 

SKS^r- September 19-25 773.., 575 



Scholz To Lecture On Austrian Satirist 



Jim t£Au-j ikrmi£t>,x f*ot4ise 



H*pftji*J ' 




by Ken Haltom 

On Monday, September 22 
Joachim Scholz, Assistant Pro- 
fessor of German, will lecture 
on the life and work of Austrian 
writer Karl Kraus. Titled 
"Karl Kraus and His Vienna," 
the lecture will be an introduc- 
tion to Kraus' life and will 
detail early twentieth century 
Vienna. A recording of Kraus 
will be played at the lecture; it 
was found by Professor Scholz 
while working in Kraus' ar- 
chives in Vienna. 

The lecture will also be an in- 
troduction to Tuesday's open- 
ing of an exhibit of 140 
photographs of Kraus, his col- 
leagues, adversaries, and their 
world. Both the lecture and the 
exhibit will be held in the 
O'Neill Literary House. 

Karl Kraus is considered to 
be the greatest German- 



speaking satirist of the 20th 
century. He was also a jour- 
nalist, dramatist and 
philosopher. An adamant 
pacifist, Kraus showed how 
wasteful and meaningless war 
was through a series of 
newspaper accounts on the 
First World War. Turning their 
own words against them, 
Kraus criticized the empty 
rhetoric of pro-war speeches 
and propaganda. 

Among his many ac- 
complishments, Kraus had the 
ability to know what kind of 
person someone was simply by 
analyzing their manner of 
speech. Kraus also published a 
journal for forty years, for 
which he did all the writing. 
But perhaps his greatest work 
was a docu-drama of the First 
World War. 



Professor Scholz's lecture 
will also discuss early 
twentieth-century Vienna. The 
city was a political and in- 
tellectual seedbed of which 
Karl Kraus was the center. 
Around him were men like Sig- 
mund Freud, who was nearing 
the height of his influence 
because of his developments in 
psychoanalysis. 

Advances in music and 
philosophy were being made in 
Vienna, while politically, the 
city was the birthplace of both 
anti-semitism and Zionism. 

Unfortunately, much of 
Kraus' work was destroyed by 
the Nazis. Hitler bitterly hated 
him. However, the many 
lessons of Kraus' work will not 
be forgotten, and the lecture 
and exhibit will help to polish 
the tarnish from the golden age 
of Vienna, of which Kraus is an 
ingot. 



Arts Update 

Poetry Reading 

by Mary Riner 

The O'Neill Literary House 
will sponsor its first poetry 
reading of the fall semester 
this week. Accredited Scottish 
poet Alistair Reid will recite 
from his most recent works on 
Wednesday, September 25. The 
reading will begin at 4 p.m. in 
the O'Neill Literary House. 

Reid's writings range from 
Children's literature A Balloon 
for Blunderbuss, To Be Alive!, 
verse (Oddments, Inklings 
Omens Moments ), and 
translations of Latin American 
writers, including Pablo 



Neruda and Jose Emilio 
Pacheco. 

Weathering is his latest ac- 
complishment. This book of 
verse draws heavily from his 
previous works. 

Alistair Reid has taught at 
several universities, including 
Oxford, Yale and Dartmouth. 
Since 1959 he has been a staff 
writer and correspondent with 
The New Yorker. He was also 
the recipient of the Gug- 
genheim fellowship in 1957 and 
the Scottish Arts Council 
Award in 1979. 

Candlelight Tour 

by Mary Riner 
The Historical Society of 
Kent County is sponsoring the 
sixteenth annual "Candlelight 



Walking Tour of Historic 
Chestertown." It is scheduled 
for this Saturday, September 
20, 1986 from 6 to 10 p.m. 
Tickets for the '86 tour are $15 
for the general public, $12 for 
Society members, and $10 for 
students. Tickets will be on 
sale at two central ticket 
booths in downtown Chester- 
town all day Saturday. 

The tour includes fourteen 
houses and buildings, each 
identified by some historically 
significant feature. The houses 
and buildings include the 
Baroll House, Buck-Bacchus 
Store, Customs House, Geddes- 
Piper House, Emmanuel 
Church, Frisby House, and 
Washington Colleges' own 
Hynson-Ringgold House. 



Page 12 



THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



September 19, 15 



ENTERTAINMENT 



Entertainment 

Calendar 
Friday 19 

17th Annual Baltimore City 
Fair. Sept. 19-21. 
Three days of fun and celebra- 
tion. 

Newtowne Square Pub 
Surrender 
Chestertown, 778-1984 

The Big Apple Circus 
Sept. 16-21, Glen Echo Park 
Ticket Info 626-1050 

Emerson, Lake, and Powell 
Capitol Center 
Largo, Maryland 

Saturday 20 

A Heritage Sampler 

Antiques, flea market, 

demonstration of old household 

gadgets. 

Dorchester Heritage Museum, 

10a.m.-4:30p.m. 

Candlelight tour of Chester- 
town 
Chestertown, 6 p.m. -10 p.m. 

Newtowne Square Pub 
Surrender 
Chestertown, 778-1984 

Maryland Rennaissance 
Festival 

Performers, feasting, and 
crafts. 

Annapolis. Saturdays and Sun- 
days through Sept. 28. 

Sunday 21 

Rock Show 

Exhibits of Fossils: trilobites, 

dinosaur bones. 

Rock Hall Museum, 2-4:30 p.m. 

Seredipity Comic Book Mart 
Towson Quality Inn, 11 a.m. -5 
p.m. 
398-6685 

Wednesday 24 

The Empire Rock Club 
Grateful Dead lyricist Robert 
Hunter 
(2151338-6100 

Things to do, 
Places to go 

Philadelphia 
Sounds of the City: African- 
American Music in 
Philadelphia 

African- American Museum. 
(213)574-0380 

Perelman Antique Toy 

Museum 

Animated and mechanical 

toys. (2131922-1070 

Philadelphia Museum of Art 
"American Naive Painting" 
"Black Sun: The Eyes of 
Four" 
1213)763-8100 

Philadelphia Theatre 
Nonsense. Longest running 
show in theatre's 27 years. 
1213)923-0210 



Eastern Shore 

The Baltimore Symphony 

Orchestra will perform 

September 25 at the Queen 

Anne County High School in 

ille. Th L performance 

Student adrnis- 

For more in- 

calj /78-0636. 



Dylan Bound for Bargain Bin 



by Paul Henderson 

While listening to Bob 
Dylan's new album, Knocked 
Out Loaded, one must keep 
asking oneself: "Why? Why 
would Dylon do such a thing? 
Does he need the money that 
badly?" Knocked Out Loaded 
is, at best, a slight album that 
will only appeal to Dylan affi- 
cionados, and will ultimately 
end up as filler in the budget 
record bins at used record 
stores. 

This is surprising, since by 
all reports Dylan was recor- 
ding some extraordinary 
tracks with Tom Petty and the 
Heartbreakers. This album 
contains only one Petty-Dylan 
track, "Got My Mind Made 
Up," which is the only song on 
the album with any power or 
feeling. From the basis of this 
song it is not hard to see that 
Petty and the Heartbreakers 
may well be Dylan's most sym- 
pathetic backing band since his 
years with The Band. This is 
why their absence from most 
of the album is so frustrating. 
They did an excellent job back- 
ing him on his concert tour, 
and from the example of this 
song, performed admirably in 
the studio. So where are they? 

The Petty-Dylon collabora- 
tion is one of three on this 
album. Not since the very ear- 
ly Sixties or at least his 
celebrated writer's block of the 
Self Portrait period has he 
relied so heavily on others for 
his songs. Of the three col- 
laborations, all on side two, 
there is one with Petty, one 
with Carol Bayer Sager, and 
one with American playwright 
Sam Shepard. The last song is 



the most interesting, although 
not the best. It is a return of 
sorts for Dylan, who worked 
briefly with the playwright Ja- 
ques Levy on several songs 
that appeared on the Desire 
album. "Brownsville Girl," the 
song co-written by Sam 
Shepard, is a long, detail-rich 
narrative about both life in the 



one line from this song, though, 
that seems to set the tone for 
the rest of the album: 'If 
there's an original thought out 
there I could use it right now.' 

The first two songs, "You 
Wanna Ramble," and "They 
Killed Him," both fail for dif- 
ferent reasons. "You Wanna 
Ramble" is a fairly 




Bob Dylan's latest album may only show that he has been knocked out 
into the bargain bin and loaded with mediocrity. 



southwest and in the old 
movies. As a story it is not ter- 
ribly compelling, and as a song 
it lacks the strong rhymes and 
memorable refrain that make 
other Dylan narratives like 
"Tangled Up in Blue," 
"Shelter From the Storm," 
and even the much older 
"Lonesome Death of Hattie 
Carroll" so enjoyable. There is 



straightforward cover of the 
Herman Parker, Jr. song. It 
just never gets going. Powered 
by the oddly average guitar 
playing of T-Bone Burnett, the 
song makes a lot of noise but 
never gets out of neutral. And 
then there is the Kris Kristof- 
ferson song, "They Killed 
Him." It's awful. Dylan has 
written better "songs than this 



in his sleep, and has certain 
treated the subject of the dea 
of peaceful men much mo 
eloquently. But it's not just| 
words that make this a pi 
song. Perhaps Dylan is mala 
fun of it. His whine is certaii 
more pronounced, and tt 
that horrible chirpy childrs 
chorus starts... AAAAAA4 
AAHHHH S— . It's all just a| 
tie too overdone. By the end 
the song you almost want 
bury your face in your hai 
and rip large m'outhf uls of fli 
from the base of the thumb. 

On many of the songs Dyi 
also uses a strange cast 
back-up musicians. He 
recently used the excellent re 
gae rhythm section of Robl 
Shakespeare and Sly Dunbi 
so why, when he arrang 
"Precious Memories" to a rt 
gae beat, doesn't he use then 
He also badly miscasts E 
Wood in "Driftin' Too 
From Shore." Wood's usua 
raucous guitar is lost in I 
song and he seems most ail 
ious to get back to playing m 
Keith and the boys — my. 
with a bit of a thump to it. I 

I 
The only reason for thl 
album's existence, as far asl 
can tell, is that Dylan mm 
(rather cynically) assuiij 
that, with his new fouol 
celebrity and a successful suol 
mer tour, anything he pif 
duces will sell. By all accounl 
the songs recorded with 
Heartbreakers are much 
ter, but seem to be destined 
be held in reserve until Dyli 
runs into leaner times. By tl 
sound of Knocked Out Loai§ 
these are lean times and Dylaj 
is holding the goods just out! 
reach. ., 



Bountiful's a Trip 



by David Healey 

Picture America in the late 
1940's, a cramped Houston 
apartment, and an old woman 
with memories. These are the 
tickets for The Trip to 
Bound'fui'ssentimental ride. 

Carrie Watts (Geraldine 
Page) is the aged widow who 
wants to return to her girlhood 
town. Bountiful, before she 
dies. Living with her son (John 
Heard) in a city apartment, 
she plots her journey, even 
hides away a pension check in 
the folds of her baggy print 
dress for the trip. Meanwhile, 
daughter-in-law Jesse Mae 
( Carlin Glynn ) does her best to 
put Page on the back-burner. 
For instance, in one heartfelt 
scene there is an abusive argu- 
ment over a recipe between the 
two women, but husband 
Heard is afraid to interfere as 
his mother is verbally clob- 
bered about the small kitchen. 
Defeated by Glynn's attack 
and Heard's indifference. Page 
has won the audience's good- 
will. 

Page leaves, making a 
pilgrammage to Bountiful, a 
trip filled with 1940's 
Americana - Coca Cola, buses, 
and beauty shops. Her trip pro- 
vides some good scenes, with 



Page evading pursuers ana 
having heart to heart conver- 
sations on the bus. There is 
suspense, too, for the film 
prods, 'Has she lost her pen- 
sion check?' and 'Will that 
heart condition hold out?' 

Perhaps the most moving 
scene is not the actual return to 
Bountiful but a pleading re- 
quest to a county sheriff 
(Richard Bradford) to let her 
complete the journey while 
they sit in a decrepit and emp- 
ty bus station. Page is still 
short of her destination, for no 
more buses go to Bountiful. 

Permission granted, she 
covers the last few miles and 
returns to Bountiful. She finds 
a ghost town, a result of the soil 
depletion around the once pro- 
sperous farm town. The Trip to 
Bountiful is directed by Peter 
Masterson, but it is Geraldine 
Page's role that brings Horton 
Foote's screenplay to life. In 
fact, Page received her 8th 
Oscar nomination for her per- 
formance. 

Part of the WC film series, 
The Trip to Bountiful will be 
shown Friday, Sunday, and 
Monday evenings at 7:30 p.m. 
in Norman James Theatre. Ad- 
mission for students, faculty 
and staff is $1 , all others are $2. 




lie 



Washington College Elm 



Founded 1930 



ilume 58, Number 4 



Chestertown, Maryland 21620 Friday, September 26, 1986 



Yearbook 
lupplement 
Altered 

by Tom Schuster 

he spring supplement to the 
1 Pegasus is scheduled to be 
ributed to upperclassmen 
ly after the settlement this 
k of a dispute between 
rbook editor Arian Ravan- 
hsh and a senior who ob- 
ed to the use of a May Day 
tograph of her that ap- 
red on the cover, 
he decision was made to 
ase the supplements after 
ranbakhsh agreed to cut a 
■and-one-half inch strip 
n the cover of each of the 
iroximately 510 sup- 
nents awaiting distribution 
hose students who were 
illed at WC last year, 
inior Jackie Loughman, the 
lent who objected to the use 
lie Pegasusot a photograph 
ch pictured her and another 
lent actively participating 
May Day streaking 
ivities, agreed not to fur- 
contest the release of sup- 
nents if the alteration, 
ch deletes her photo from 
cover, was made to the re- 
ning supplements. Approx- 
tely 240 unaltered sup- 
aents were mailed to the 
nbers of last year's senior 
5 over the summer and 
[lot be recalled. 
Bvanbakhsh, who, as 
)r, made the final decision 
> ahead with the alteration, 
he did it "for her sake. Not 
journalist, but as a per- 
■ Since she did bring a 
Plaint, I felt I had to do 
ething," he stated. 




Gift From Seniors 
Divides Class 



photo by J. M. Fragomeni 

Woodrow Wilson Fellow, Robert Koff, emphasized the communicative 
qualities of music in "The Language of Music." the entertaining and 
enlightening performance he and his wife, Rosalind, gave at Convocation 
on Wednesday. 



Although he acknowledged 
that he approved the use of the 
photograph and was one of the 
principle Pegasus staff 
members involved in the 
layout of the supplement, 
Ravanbakhsh stressed that 
removing a portion of the cover 
did not constitute censorship, 
but was simply an editorial ad- 
justment. "As editor, I have 
the right to do that," he said. 
Meredith Davies, the technical 
advisor to the Pegasus, concur- 
red: "It was an editorial deci- 
sion to run the photo, and it was 
an editorial decision to cut it 
out," she said. 

Ravanbakhsh received a 
phone call the first week in 
September from Board of 
Publications Chairman Colin 
Dickson, who informed him 



that a complaint had been 
made.. Until the agreement 
made this week was reached, 
possible solutions ranging 
from outright distribution of 
the supplements intact to alter- 
nations involving silk- 
screening procedures and the 
use of indelible markers to con- 
ceal sensitive portions of the 
cover photo were considered. 
The decision was finally made 
to cut the cover, according to 
Ravanbakhsh, because no cost 
was involved and the ability of 
the other methods to effective- 
ly remove the image were in 
question. 

"The third option I had," 
Ravanbakhsh stated, "was to 
not even release it, mothball it, 
and more or less keep it in 
storage for 100 years. But that 
continued on page 5 



by Audra M. Philippon 

It is traditional for the senior 
class to offer a gift to the Col- 
lege when it graduates, as a 
token of appreciation and 
thankfulness for all that the 
College has given its members 
in the previous four years. The 
Class of 1987, this year's senior 
class, is in the process of choos- 
ing an appropriate gift. The 
class members, however, are 
deeply divided, and some are 
quite disappointed with the 
class' leadership. 

At this point in time, the 
senior class has less than $200 
in their treasury, but Class 
President Irene Nicolaidis 
assures that there are 
"already several tentative fun- 
draisers planned." The 
members of '87 were invited to 
a cocktail party last week to 
discuss fundraising 
possibilities and to choose a 
class gift. Nicolaidis and fellow 
senior Chris Doherty sug- 
gested that the class establish 
a scholarship for a black South 
African student to study at 
Washington College as their 
gift. Opposition to the South 
African scholarship ran and 
runs high. 

Some students objected to 
the scholarship going to a 
South African. Susan Kolls 
claimed, "I think it's financial- 
ly impossible to fully support a 
student from South Africa 
here." In agreement, Senior 
Class Vice-President Chris 
DiPietro pointed out the costs 
of tuition, room and board, 



transportation, books, living 
expenses, housing ar- 
rangements during vacations, 
and even visas. Kolls had an 
alternative. "We can clear up 
the apartheid here in Chester- 
town - here we can do so much 
more." Caty Coundjeris added, 
"The people on Queen Street 
need our help just as much. I 
think it's hypocritical" to send 
the money to South Africa. 

Some students objected to 
the fact that plans for the anti- 
apartheid scholarship were 
already underway, despite the 
fact that seniors first heard 
about it on Friday. "I got the 
impression that this (the 
scholarship) was already settl- 
ed. Their minds were made 
up," Kolls continued. Cound- 
jeris said "It sounded like it 
had already happened ... and I 
feel like that violated seniors' 
trust." 

Other students objected to 
the idea of a scholarship all 
together. One such student, 
Michelle Royal, said, "It 
sounds like a nice idea, but it 
was my understanding that a 
class gift is something all 
students can enjoy. I am sure 
there are tons of things the 
school needs that all students 
could share." Some sugges- 
tions included maps for the 
History Department, fur- 
nishings for Tawes Theater, 
renovating Phoebe's, and new 
instruments for the Music 
Department. 

Suzie Vrba was more harsh 
in her criticism, "The scholar- 
continued on page 4 



Constitution Ignored For Appointments 



ly Audra M. Philippon 

jie spring of 1985, the SGA 
letely overhauled its con- 
">n because previous stu- 
administrations had ig- 
>'■ Only one year later, 
• w constitution is already 
neglected. 

le nt appointments to the 
'ty/Student committees 
distributed last week by 
Resident Chris Doherty. 
"informally compiled the 
o appointments and 
pwem on campus. 
P a p 35 of the student 
°°K. the proper pro- 
, f °r making student 
™ents to Faculty Com- 
a's outlined: "It shall be 
ES Ponsibility of the Stu- 
"cademic Board ... to 



determine fully the structure 
of student representation on all 
faculty committees, so that 
each representative must 
serve on at least one College 
committee and report back to 
the SAB. The remaining posi- 
tions will be filled by the ex- 
ecutive committee nomination 
with the approval of the SAB 
and the senate" (Article 2, Sec- 
tion 5c). 

However, at the time that 
Doherty distributed the list of 
appointments, the SAB had not 
been formed. The senate had 
not been elected. Obviously the 
SAB could not assign faculty 
committee appointments, and 
the senate could not approve 
the SAB's assignments. 

Nevertheless, Doherty said, 
"I don't feel that I've done 



anything wrong. I was just 
following the tradition of past 
presidents." 

Jean Steigleman, a member 
of the SAB, said, "It's distress- 
ing to know that he (compiled 
the list) that way. It's a breach 
of trust and procedure." Chris 
DiPietro, another SAB 
member, said, "Not only was 
the list not made according to 
the rules, but the choices 
weren't representative." 

Wednesday, the SAB held an 
organizational meeting, and it 
devised a list of appointments 
in accordance with the con- 
stitution, so that each member 
of the SAB would serve on a 
committee as prescribed. 

"The constitution was 
created a year ago to protect 
students' rights, and the SAB 



has an obligation to uphold 
those rights," explained Mona 
Brinkley, SGA Vice-President 
and SAB Chairperson. 

Pam Loughman, SGA 
Treasurer and SAB member, 
simply stated, "We have to do 
what's written in the constitu- 
tion. It's not our choice — we're 
just elected to do what's 
already written out." 

The Executive Board of the 
SGA met Thursday night, at 
which time the SAB's list of ap- 
pointments was presented. As 
procedure demands, the list 
will be officially submitted for 
approval at the first senate 
meeting Monday night, at 7 
p.m. in the Library. Senate 
meetings are open to all 
students to voice their con- 



Inside: 

Justice Delays 
Task Force 

off the cuff 

Seniors Abroad 

Album Reviews 

Sho 'men 

Soccer 



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THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



OPINION 



September 26, ] 



May Day Haunts Pegasus 

To say that problems have plagued the Pegasus in recent years 
is an understatement. Yet despite the dismal record of some past 
editors, the yearbook editors and staff members of the last two 
years have achieved success in a way that is strangely unique — 
books have actually been produced and distributed to the 
students who paid for them. In spite of these triumphs by new 
editors who are obviously determined to leave behind a legacy of 
mismanagement, the Pegasus has once again run into trouble. 
This time the issue is editorial policy and judgement. 

The arrival of the spring supplement to the 1986 Pegasus on 
campus this month was accompanied by a complaint about the 
photograph appearing on the cover of these 35 additional pages to 
the 1986 book. The editor, having obviously searched for a photo 
appropriate to a spring-oriented supplement, chose a photo of an 
event that epitomizes spring at WC — May Day. The problem 
with this, however, from the point of view of one senior who was 
there, is that May Day is also epitomizes nudity at WC. Thus the 
question arose: Is May Day an event that ought to receive photo 
coverage? 

The decision of the Pegasus editor to feature photographic 
coverage of students streaking during May Day is nothing new. If 
anything, the coverage in the 1986 supplement is more conser- 
vative than in years past simply because the editors chose to 
strategically place stickers over the more obvious portions of ex- 
posed student anatomy. The use of May Day pictures in the 
Pegasus supplement was based on the correct editorial judgment 
that a student who disrobes in public and then repeatedly calls at- 
tention to that fact by dashing back and forth through a large 
crowd is fair game for any photojournalist present. Any student 
who naively doesn't take cameras for granted at May Day ought 
to take heed. 

From a strictly journalist point of view, the Pegasus editor 
didn't have to budge during the recent controversy. The fact that 
he did, however, illustrates an important point about running a 
publication for a small college community. Certainly there are 
times for an editor to take a tough journalistic stance. But, for the 
editor operating a publication for a close-knit, highly interactive 
community, there are also times — especially when covering an 
event such as May Day — when common sense dictates that you 
get on the phone with a person and ask, "Do you mind if...," 
before you slap a nude photo of them down into a prominent posi- 
tion in your layout. 

Most of the time people won't mind. Many times they will even 
take offense that the editor has the gall to place stickers over 
areas of their anatomy that they seem especially proud of. But 
when they do mind, as the Pegasus editor has discovered, they 
really mind. This controversy has demonstrated that, when mak- 
ing editorial decisions on a small campus, there are select in- 
stances when a personal approach is wiser than a journalistic 
one. In this case the editor of the Pegasus discovered, about four 
months too late, that this was one such instance. 

It is highly unfortunate that, after the editorial decisions had 
been made, after the printing had been completed, after upwards 
of 240 uncut copies had been mailed to last year's senior class, 
and after the (1400 in student money had been spent, that a basic 
editorial decision had to be reconsidered. The editor of the 
Pegasus will undoubtedly be considering the developments of the 
past weeks when next May rolls around. 



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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 



Language 
Lab Needs 
Overhaul 



To The Editor: 

"Snap," "Crackle," "Pop." 
What you are hearing is not the 
famous breakfast cereal, in- 
stead it is just an average sam- 
ple of what listening to tapes in 
the Language Laboratory is 
like. All too frequently these 
sounds are even a pleasant 
change from most of the tape 
players that eat tapes and 
others that do not work at all. 
Oh, the situation really isn't so 
bad, unless of course you mind 
having your Thursday lab 
pushed forward to Monday 
night because of the broken 
tape machines, or having 
countless other accidents oc- 
cur during your lesson. 

Now in my second year of 
French here at Washington 
College, I feel as that I am an 
old hand at the purgatory that 
one goes through in the 
Language Lab. This is a 
purgatory that I do not feel is 
entirely necessary. 
Washington College has 
recently put a great deal of 
money into many depart- 
ments, so I feel I can only ask 
the question, "Hey, Ad- 
ministration, do you know the 
language department needs 
some help?!" 

I believe the College could 
probably afford to refurbish 
the laboratory, so why is 
nothing being done about this 
nagging problem? The lab is 
supposed to provide the op- 
portunity for students to hear a 
foreign language being spoken, 
not crucified. The lab is also 
supposed to provide a learning 
experience, not an adventure 
in frustration. 

There are various solutions 
to this problem, although I am 
unable to determine why none 
of these solutions has ever 
been implemented. 

1. Close down the lab and 



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allow students to take the tapes 
to play in their rooms. 

2. Close down the lab and 
have an extra day of class. 

3. Get the administration to 
reach deep into the school 
purse to reconstruct the lab. 

Something must be done 
soon. Under the current 
system, the language 
laboratory qualifies as little 
more than a joke. 

Jeb Stewart 



Doherty 
Quibbles 



To the Editor: 

As you know, the Student 
Government Association is 
directly responsible for fun- 
ding clubs and organizations 
on the Washington College 
campus, that is why, when 
the SGA hosts a social func- 
tion, there is a dual purpose. 
First, we are trying to pro- 
vide an event which will ap- 
peal to a broad range of 
students, but more im- 
portantly, we are trying to 
"break even" or even make a 
profit so that we may make 
more funds available to other 
groups on campus such as the 
French club, the Spanish 
club, the Young Republicans, 
the Hunting club, the Outdoor 
club, the Campus Christian 
Fellowship, Delta Pi Omega, 
and countless other groups. 

That is why I was shocked 
that in the campus calendar 
section of your publication 
there was no mention of 
SGA's "Bobby and the 
Believers" concert, but you 
gave free advertising to the 
Newtowne Pub and the band 
they were sponsoring the 
same evening. Does this 
mean that the SGA should 
refer all clubs seeking money 
to go to the Pub with their re- 
quests? 

Sincerely, 

Christopher Doherty 

SGA President 

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Kappa 

Alpha 
Praised 



To The Editor: 

Although this is our bu 
time of year, I feel time si 
be taken to commend 
students that help maintai 
College. As a member a 
maintenance dept. I would 
to thank the members a 
K.A.'s who participated i 
painting of Middle Hal 
enabled us to finish wort 
as important. Too many I 
all we see and hear ba 
destruction. I feel it is vei 
portant to recognize a job 
done. 

JoeCa 



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THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



Page 3 



Policy Would Invade Privacy 



Mandatory drug testing for govern- 

jent employees and other public ser- 
Kice personnel is an invasion of one's 
Brivacy. It is unjust to make some one 
Bake a test that he may be unwilling to 
■Jake, a test that may very well in- 
Briminate him. Such a test can be very 
Bamaging to a person's career. It could 
B the case that an employer may not 
Kire someone who has possibly used 
■rugs at some point or someone may 
■jot be able to get a promotion for the 
Ernie reason. Even worse, an employer 
Kay fire someone on the grounds that 
He showed a positive result on a drug 
■est that is not 100% accurate. It is not 
Kir to jeopardize a person's career with 

,dds like this. 
As long as an employee's actions in 

is personal life do not affect his per- 



formance in the workplace, those ac- 
tions should not be the concern of his 
employer. Is it fair for an employer to 
monitor and judge the actions of his 
employee outside the office? Most 
definately not. A positive drug test does 
not mean that th e employee is under 

Laura Kerbin 

the influence of drugs while he is work- 
ing. 

Another problem with government 
employees being tested for drug use is 
the fact that this action would set a 
precedent for employers outside of the 
government to do the same thing. In 
private industry, there may be regula- 



tions over what must be done to so- 
meone with positive test results. In- 
stead of sending him to a rehabilitation 
program (if necessary), which the 
government may have in mind, the per- 
son employed in the private sector may 
be fired on the spot without the chance 
to give an explanation or contest the 
results. 

With the controversy now going on in 
the government, the question has 
arisen in other places about whether or 
not to have mandatory drug tests for 
other purpose It has been suggested 
that students at some colleges be re- 
quired to take a drug test before enter- 
ing school and even after entering. If 
tested positive, they may be suspended 
or even expelled. Another question that 



has arisen in several states is whether 
or not people should be tested for drug 
use at least one year before getting 
their driver's license. These are rather 
drastic measures for results that may 
not be accurate. 

It is obvious that mandatory drug 
testing for government employees and 
other public service personnel will lead 
to the testing of many individuals out- 
side this group. Who knows, maybe 
other kinds of mandatory testing - 
testing that invades one's privacy - 
will arise in the future. The possibility 
is much greater if such testing 
becomes standard procedure for 
government employees now. 

Laura Kerbin is a junior majoring in 
chemistry. 



Do You Think That Mandatory Drug Testing For 
ISSUE I Government Employees And Other Public Service 

Personnel Would Be A Justifiable Policy? 




Eric Eberle 

Junior 

Beachwood, 

New Jersey 

"I feel that it is obvious that 
eople in positions affecting 
"er peoples safety should 
ive drug tests. But also peo- 
■e of high enough position to 
■ elected have a respon- 
■Mity to serve as an exam- 
ple for the community. The 
psible loss of rights are far 
"weighed by the good that it 
»uld cause to engender faith 
Public officials." 



Dave Sammataro 

Junior 

Chicopee, 

Massachusetts 

"Yeah, I think so because 
drugs are so widespread it is 
the only way of combating it 
even though it infringes on 
peoples rights." 



Denise O'Connell 

Freshman 

Hagerstown, 

Maryland 

"I feel that mandatory drug 
testing is infringing upon the 
employee's personal lives. As 
long as it doesn't affect their 
work it shouldn't matter. ' 



Todd Kan- 
Sophomore 
West Chester, 
Pennsylvania 

"I don't think so because it 
has implications reminiscent 
of big brother. Not only is it 
an infraction of basic rights, 
but it opens the door for other 
government control over 
their employee's lives. ' ' 



Ryder Daniels 

Freshman 

Baltimore, 

Maryland 

"If a person is responsible 
in any way for other peoples 
lives, like an air traffic con- 
troller, then they should be 
tested for drugs." 



Campus Voices 



by Michele Baize 



n esting Ensures Public Protection 



Who better to start the campaign 

• d 'nst drug abuse than the Govern- 

r™ officials themselves. If we want 

children and young adults of 

er 'ca to stop using these drugs then 

"ample must be set. Ft has to be set 
irV° P i! e Who chlldren c an see and ad- 
is J People who run our country. 

easy to tell these young people that 
P harmful to their health and that 
i» should not use them, however a 

" e i must be set. If adults were to 
.J- abusing these drugs, then the 

lere Who naturall y mimic their 
,5, would also cease. Drug abuse 
itur " lon 8 er seem to be the adult, 
rcl ' cus tomary behavior that some 

m.. JIf " to be - but rather it would be 
r^sed as the danger it is. 



The furor over President Reagan's 
mandatory drug testing program for 
Government employees in sensitive 
positions is unwarranted. The presi- 
dent is not asking anyone to submit to 
anything that he is not prepared to sub- 
mit to. We must realize that the very 
fabric of America, its people, are at 
stake. Drug abuse is the threat and 
President Reagan and our duly elected 
representatives are securing legisla- 
tion to protect us from this threat. 

This protection comes in the form of 
drug testing. The objective of this 
testing is to find those workers who 
could pose a threat not only to our na- 
tional security but to themselves. Only 
after identifying the abusers can we 
give them the help that they need. 



Drugs serve no positive purpose 
when not used for medicinal purposes, 
they can only prove to be detrimental 
to you, your co-workers and those that 
might be affected by your decisions. An 
example is the air-traffic controllers. 



Monte Bourjaily, IV 



How can they accomplish their job ef- 
fectively if they are high? The answer 
is that they can't, and hundreds of lives 
depend on their being alert and in con- 
trol. The air-traffic controllers are just 
one example. There are many more, 
but their example most directly makes 



the point. 

Finally, the Government is following 
up words with action. Certainly, one 
cannot just throw money at the pro- 
blem and hope that it goes away, but 
funding is a start. The backbone of the 
drive, though, is the testing. Direct ac- 
tion has been taken by the White House 
to have the Government lead the way 
towards a drug free society. 

Let us hope that intelligence prevails 
over selfish desire. This policy must be 
allowed to stand for the good of every 
man, woman, and child in the United 
States. 

Monte F. Bourjaily, IV is a 
sophomore, president of the Young 
Republicans, and intends to double-ma- 
jor in History and Politcal Science. 



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THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



September 26, 198 6 



Seniors Alienated by 
Class Gift Discussion; 

Students to Vote Choice 



continued from page 1 
ship is a humanitarian idea, 
but the cultural exchange 
among students would be 
minimal. I think Chris and 
Irene just want their name 
written down. It's a political 
move." 

Nicolaidis, on the other 
hand, claimed that, "We did 
agree (at the meeting) that we 
didn't want to give a material 
gift. The debate was really 
over whether the scholarship 
should be for a black South 
African or a poor Chestertown 



person." The President con- 
tinued, "We're going to send out 
a questionnaire to inform them 
(seniors) of what happened at 
the meeting, what was discuss- 
ed, and basically to vote their 
feelings about what they want 
for a gift." 

The disagreement inten- 
sified after Fall Convocation 
Wednesday, where Doherty an- 
nounced in his official greeting 
from the Student body, that the 
senior class, in conjunction 
with the SAG would be funding 
a scholarship for a black South 



African student. He did not 
mention the "senior class 
gift," but the ambiguity 
angered several seniors. 

' 'It sounded like it had 
already happened, and as a 
senior at last week's meeting, I 
know it did not. I'm really 
disappointed in Chris and Irene 
that they have gone and done 
this without our support, 
without even a vote." said 
Coundjeris. Vrba added, "What 
he did today (Wednesday) was 
quite presumptuous." 




photo by J. M. Fragomeni 
Marshall Ermon Foster awards Constance Stuart Larrabee with the sash ap 
propriate to the Doctorate of Arts that she received Wednesday, at Fall Con- 
vocation. Larrabee's photographic insight into diminishing cultures in 
Africa, World War II, and the Eastern Shore earned her the honorary degree. 



Committee Procedures Delay Student Justice 



by Toni Caligiuri 

"The accused shall enjoy the right to 
a speedy. ..trial' states the Constitution 
of the United States, yet Washington 
College might add in their interpreta- 
tion, "Only if the Student Affairs Com- 
mittee, the Judiciary Screening Board, 
and the Student Judiciary Board have 
yet been formed." 

Because of the time involved in inter- 
viewing and appointing students to the 
judiciary committees, some students 
are complaining that it takes too long to 
get through the judiciary process at the 
beginning of the school year. One case 
in particular has demonstrated that the 
present policy of appointing judicial 
committees in September results in a 
period of inactivity on the part of 
Washington College's judicial process. 

Thursday, September 12, near mid- 
night, college security responded to a 
call from the Coffee House. Upon ar- 
rival, security discovered a group of 
males gathered around the bar. Ac- 
cording to Jerry Roderick, director of 
campus security, several individuals 
were throwing beer and peanuts, 
creating a disturbance, and disregar- 
ding the requests of the Coffee House 
employee on duty at the time. Security 
escorted several of the individuals out 
of the Coffee House. Later it was 
discovered that several ceiling tiles 
had been destroyed and a towel 
dispenser had been knocked off the 
wall in a nearby men's room. Ac- 
cording to Sara Welch, Chairperson of 
the Judicial Screening Board, four of 



the students escorted out of the Coffee 
House are now under investigation for 
vandalism. The four have also been 
asked not to return to the Coffee House 
or participate in any SGA activities un- 
til the matter has come before the JSB. 
Judicial procedure calls for security 
to turn over its report of the event to the 
Student Affairs Committee, which in 



f icially notified of the incident until the 
following week. The JSB hearing was 
scheduled for Thursday, September 
25th — eight schooldays after notifica- 
tion. Tentative dates were set for the 
meeting of the Student Judiciary Board 
in the event that the case did come to 
trial, yet meetings were postponed. A 
third tentative date has been set for 



"The accused shall enjoy the right 
to a speedy... trial, only if 
the SAO Committee, the JSB, and the 
SJB have yet been formed." 



turn brings the report to the attention 
of the JSB Chairperson. According to 
the Judicial statute of limitations in the 
student handbook, "The Judicial 
Screening Board must act on all cases 
within ten (school/work) days after the 
chairman receives notice of a pending 
case." The JSB decides the validity of 
the case and may or may not refer it to 
a judicial board for trial. In a case of 
vandalism, the Judiciary Board would 
take over the case; it handles cases in- 
volving social conduct and behavior. 

Because the Student Affairs Commit- 
tee did not exist at the time of the Cof- 
fee House incident, Welch was not of- 



Wednesday, October 1st, almost three 
weeks after the incident. 

"The worst part of this is that while 
everyone is trying to form committees, 
appointing members, and postponing 
dates, no one involved is allowed to go 
to the Coffee House or attend any SGA 
activities," said one of the four who are 
under investigation. According to Dean 
Maxcy, the officers of the SGA and or 
the managers of the Coffee House have 
the right to restrict the participation of 
students believed to be involved in 
questionable conduct. 

According to Welch, the delay in 
justice arose because S.G.A. President 



Chris Doherty and the administration 
have taken so long to hand down 
judiciary board appointments. The ap- 
pointments involve written applica- 
tions, personal interviews, and 
deliberations among interviewers. 
Finally, the Senate must approve the 
appointees. According to Chris Fascet- 
ta, Chairman of the Student Judiciary 
Board, appointments can take up to 
three weeks in the beginning of each 
year. Although Fascetta said that no 
major changes have been made yet to 
streamline the process, Welch did in- 
dicate that many procedures are being 
considered for amendments this year. 
One possible consideration would be to 
appoint members in the spring, but this 
would not allow participation on the 
part of the freshman class. 

"I share these concerns," said Max- 
cy in response to complaints. "Recent- 
ly I requested of Chris Fascetta that 
the student court attempt to set up a 
schedule in order to meet regularly - 
possibly weekly so there can be a 
reasonable adherence in order to ex- 
pedite each case quickly," he said. 

Fascetta has scheduled a meeting for 
Tuesday, September 30th, to design a 
schedule for weekly hearings. There 
are also plans to hold bi-weekly, open- 
campus meetings of the judicial board. 

"Anyone who has any opinions or 
views which they would like to submit 
concerning the upper movements of the 
student Judiciary is welcome to bring 
them to an open meeting to be schedul- 
ed for next week," said Fascetta. 



THomt @Mj6te fat 



I'm sure most of you are fin- 
ding college life an exciting ex- 
perience. You are being called 
upon to make all sorts of 
choices. Choices concerning 
courses, future plans, and 
lifestyles. Among these deci- 
sions I hope you include how 
you are going to eat. Hopefully 
you will choose meals with 
sound nutrition in mind. 

The key to good nutrition is 
choosing wisely from the four 
basic food groups. We in the 
Dining Service are proud of the 
variety that we offer at each 
meal and hope you take ad- 
vantage of the nutritional 
choices offered. Remember, 
"you are what you eat" and 
"what you don't eat does hurt 
you." 



Who ever said, "writing a 
newspaper article is easy," 
must not have ever written 
one. Whipping-up a batch of 
oatmeal raisin cookies would 




be a lot simpler. If anyone has 
any article suggestions, helpful 
hints, or comments don't 
hesitate to send them to MOM 



DSidlorbylheWCDS 

c/of The Dining Service. Any 
ideas would be greatly ap- 
preciated. 

Next Wednesday evening, 
the Dining Service is planning 
a Middle East Buffet. Mary 
Lorraine Sexton, Food Produc- 
tion Manager, assures me the 
menu is delicious. 

Tuesday night is "Birthday 
Night." At this time may I ex- 
tend best wishes to all of you 
celebrating your birthday this 
month. 

There are still some posi- 
tions available in the serving 
line and in the dishroom. If 
anyone is interested, please 
contact Sharon Crew, Dining 
Service Supervisor, for more 
information. 

Until next time. . . MOM 



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Status of WC Women to be Investigated 



by Jennifer Smith 
A new investigatory eommit- 
L e at Washington College, un- 
til now known as the Task 
Wo rce on Women was 
fctablished last spring by the 
Board of Visitors and Gover- 
nors. The organization is 
Biaired by Dr. Linda Cades, 
Birector of Career Develop- 
ment. The idea for the study 



group came from Betty Casey, 
a member of the Board of 
Visitors and Governors who 
urged President Cater, who in 
turn, appointed the committee. 
The organization, which is 
now called the Committee on 
the Status of Women at 
Washington College, was form- 
ed to investigate the role and 
status of women in the College 



Pegasus Pruned 



continued from page 1 
■oesn't work. The students 
Kave paid for it and they 
■eserve it." The press-run of 
■50 Pegasus supplements in- 
volved a total expenditure of 
Bl402.00 in student fees.' 
■ Loughman's chief objection 
Bo the coverage given May Day 
By the Pegasus was that it in- 
Solved publishing photos, in- 
cluding the one of her on the 
■over, in which students were 
Basily identified. "By printing 
Identifiable photographs," she 
said in a written statement, 
■'you are inhibiting the 
Students of W.C. in future May 
•Days." Expressing a more 
Berious concern, she went on to 
lay that "pictures of May Day 
Reed to be handled with more 
Bare and discretion than other 
kinds of pictures since the 
Bamificaitons are obvious... 
participation in the event is not 
sufficient reason to print iden- 
tifable photographs." 
I Mary Helen Holzgang ('86), 
the 1985-'86 editor of the 
Pegasus, and the person who 
■dually took the photograph in 
■uestion, stated that, due to the 
public nature of the event, her 
presence with a camera was 
justified. "I thought it was a 
worthwhile event to cover," 
■he said in a telephone inter- 
view. "These were people who 
willingly participated," she ad- 
Bed. "If you can't stand the ex- 
posure, don't expose yourself." 
I Ravanbakhsh admitted to 
Being caught off-guard when 
■e learned that a complaint 
had been made. "I was totally 
surprised," he said. "I thought 
BJ1 I had to do to make a 
tasteful yearbook was to cover- 



up the obvious parts," he con- 
tinued, referring to the gaudy 
stickers that, prior to printing, 
were placed over the genital 
areas of those students 
photographed in the nude. 

Although he admits to objec- 
ting to the alteration of the sup- 
plement on journalistic 
grounds, Ravanbakhsh said 
that he "had to do what was 
best for the school as a whole." 
While working to find a solu- 
tion this week, he sought an 
opinion from the administra- 
tion. No opinion was given. 
President Cater stated that the 
existing editorial and advisory 
systems should preclude his in- 
volvement. "I don't see the 
reason for that," said Cater. 
"The last role I want to 
play... is chief censor." 

Colin Dickson explained his 
responsibility this way: "We 
are there to help, to advise, but 
not their censor..." He said 
that although "this is an un- 
fortunate story from beginning 
to end," those "values that it's 
important to uphold in a civiliz- 
ed community have been 
upheld." Dickson went on to 
say that he regreted the delay 
in distribution as well as the 
fact that money was not 
available for a more attractive 
alteration to the supplement. 

Ravanbakhsh stated that the 
longer the dispute dragged on, 
the more anxious he was to see 
it expedited quickly. "I just 
wanted to get it out of the 
way," he said. I've got another 
book to put out... Altered or 
not, (the students are) going to 
get their supplements. It's 
already three weeks late." 



community. Cades explained 
that, "we are looking at a lot of 
different phases of campus 
life." Some of the issues that 
the committee plans to in- 
vestigate include questions 
such as: Are there equal op- 
portunities for women on cam- 
pus in athletics and in classes? 
Are there sufficient honorary 
programs for women? Are 
women encouraged 
academically as much as 
men? Does the College have, or 
need, paternity-leave ar- 
rangements for faculty 
members? And, finally, is 
there any sexual harrassment 
of female students? 

"The ultimate goal of the 
committee," Cades feels, "is to 
produce an environment which 
encourages the full intellec- 
tual, emotional, and social 
development of all students." 
Not only will the organization 
try to improve the negative 
aspects of college life for 
women, but it will also support 
the positive areas, like 
women's financial aid, which is 
doing well. First lady Libby 
Cater, when asked about the 
committee, replied, "I'm very 
enthusiastic about the commit- 
tee. I think the attitude on cam- 
pus is positive toward women. 
It's a big plus." 

The members of the commit- 
tee, including faculty, staff, ad- 
ministrators, and students — 
both women and men — repre- 
sent all members of the WC 
community. These members 
have been divided into the 
following four subcommittees 



SGA Clipboard! 



by Christopher Foley 
SGA Secretary 



"ngratulations are in order 
"1 of the new SGA senators, 
"ay's election yielded thirty 
lators, including an un- 
dented eight senators 
^ k off-Campus. The 
™ers f the 1986 _8 7 SGA 

'ate are: 

JWdieHaU- Ray Linton 

Lit aU ~ Kevin Lauricella 

"Ibot- David Marshall 

If' Hall- Perry Finney 

Kfl-ErikaSwartzkopf 

■Tester- Chris Fischer 

"Werset- Luke Short, Steve 

tUk" Ann House- Carrie 
Kburn, Kathi Winter 
" a " Jennifer Smith, 

Prfo/e 6 Handv ' Eri *a 

"Chester- Rob Alexander 
'^"Jjco- Holly Walbert 
"'House- Geoffrey Har- 

ionald Murpnv ' Tom 



Off Campus- Erika Munske, 
Tom Steele, Wayne Parmer, 
Susan Stern, Thomas Jackson, 
Carl Pohlhaus, Lisa Buckey, 
Paige Yates. 

SGA encourages all students 
to seek-out their senators to br- 
ing items of concern to the at- 
tention of the Executive Com- 
mittee. Help your senators to 
help you. 

The SGA Leadership Council 
held its first meeting on Thurs- 
day. The organization, a 
diverse collection of student 
leaders, is intended to foster 
better communication between 
fraternities, sororities, and 
special interest groups on cam- 
pus. Topics discussed included 
conflicts in scheduling of 
events (and how to avoid 
them), the alcohol policy, and 
the rise in campus violence and 
vandalism. Together, the 
leadership of the campus in- 
tends to solve these problems. 
The key point is that students 
are working to solve the crisis 
that affect students. 



for investigation: 1) Student 
life, 2) Women's athletics, 
3) Faculty, Staff, and Ad- 
ministration, and 4) Cur- 
riculum Instruction and In- 
tellectual Life. 

The Student Life subcom- 
mittee will deal with issues 
such as campus activities, 
social life, relationships among 
students, and housing. The sub- 
committee for women's 
athletics will look into pro- 
blems concerning budgets for 
women's teams, facilities, 
equipment, as well as other 
problems the women's sports 
program is experiencing. The 
work for the Faculty, Staff and 
Administration subcommittee 
will include investigating the 
number of women currently on 
the staff and administration, 
their salaries and working con- 
ditions, and how they compare 
to those of their male col- 
leagues. Finally, the Cur- 
riculum Instruction and In- 
tellectual Life subcommittee 
will be interested in the learn- 
ing environment for women, 
guest speakers, and other 
issues and events designed to 
interest and educate the 
women here on campus. 

These subcommittees will 
gather facts, assess the cur- 
rent position of the issues at 
hand, and then, according to 
Cades, "will discuss whether 
the situation needs changes, 
and if so, what changes." If 
changes are needed, recom- 
mendations will then be made. 
By doing this, Cades feels the 
committee will be, "assessing 



where we're doing well, and 
where there's room for im- 
provement." 

Dr. Spilich, Associate Pro- 
fessor of Psychology and 
Chairman of the Department 
Psychology, will be acting as 
the Chairman of the athletic 
subcommittee. He said that 
one goal of this committee will 
be to "look into making sure 
that men and women have 
equal access to facilities." Said 
Spilich, "It is important to say 
that if women want a sport, 
they should have it," as a matter 
of policy. 

The first meeting this year 
for the committee was held on 
Thursday, Sept. 25. Plans for 
the first semester involve 
essentially the gathering of in- 
formation. Since much in- 
formation is needed, the 
members of the committee 
welcome any input from 
students, either male or 
female. Spilich stated that one 
major downfall is that 
"students are afraid to speak 
up." He suggests, therefore, 
that students write letters to 
committee members, either 
faculty or students, and ex- 
press their concerns. This will 
help the members become 
aware of current concerns and 
help women "to venture 
beyond traditional women's 
roles and into fields which 
were once closed to women," 
said Cades, who feels this is the 
duty of the committee 
members, "as both teachers 
and advisors." 



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THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



September 26, 19jl 



FEATURES 



Seniors Reminisce About Year Abroad 



by Andrea E. Kehoe 

"It's not the Washington College you 
remember it being. You go to the Cof- 
feehouse and it's just full of strange 

The comment is not from a WC alum- 
nus but from senior Suzie Vrba, who 
studied at Manchester College in Ox- 
ford, England last year. Despite the 
difficulties of finding herself behind on 
her thesis, looking for graduate 
schools, and readjusting to a school 
where she knows no freshmen or 
sophomores, Vrba, like other seniors 
who spent their junior year abroad, 
said her experience was worth it. 

"I've always been an Anglophile. 
I've always wanted to go to England - 
this was a way to do it," she explained. 
An English major, she studied 
Shakespeare, Medieval History and 
Twentieth Century Authors under Man- 
chester's tutorial system, in which the 
school's 75 students meet individually 
each week with their professor — or 
"tutor" — to read and discuss an essay 
they have prepared. Since attendance 
at lectures in optional, Manchester 
students can budget their time to allow 
for sightseeing. Also, the six week 
vocations that divide the three terms 
enable them to travel throughout 
Europe. 

"Suddenly America isn't the center 
of the world; it doesn't overshadow 
Europe as it seems to here," said Vrba, 
who wore skirts while in Spain to fit in 
with women's dress there and learned 
to speak quietly to avoid being labeled 
as the stereotypical ugly American: 
"loud, rude and insensitive." 

Vrba found adjusting to a new 
culture to be a pleasure rather than a 
hardship and said she misses the 
friends she made. 

"There doesn't seem to be as much 
time here for little things — having tea 
in the afternoon or taking a walk in the 
garden. There isn't the place to do it or 
the people to do it with. It's just a dif- 
ferent culture," she explained. 

Forming friendships 

Another senior who went to Man- 
chester Inst year, English major Cathy 
Beck, agreed that she too is now 
"homesick" for England. 

"It was the friends we made at Ox- 
ford that helped us get through," said 
Beck, who found that the group from 
WC, which included Caty Coundjeris 
and Eric Lorberer, grew closer while 
abroad. 




pholutiyJ.M Fiaflty* 

Seniors Harris Whitbeck and Jennifer Leach recalled sunning in the Mediterranean and hitchhiking to Edinburgh while studying in Europel 
year. 

Kerwan, who had felt the need to get 
away from WC for a year, said her ex- 
periences outside the classroom, such 
as traveling to the Soviet Union, 
outweighed the academic benefits of 
study abroad. 



"The experience taught me that I can 
walk into a room of unfamiliar people 
and deal with it," she said, adding that 
she also realized "booklearning is only 
one way to learn." 

Beck said she missed_ little about the 
United States or WC except American 
food. 

"I started remembering WC meals 
as being good. Anyone who complains 
about being on board here should go to 
England and eat on board there." 



Difficulty adjusting 

Study abroad was not an entirely 
positive experience for Michelle Royal, 
who also spent some time at Trinity 
College. 



"I started remembering WC meals 

as being good." 




pholo by J M Fiaqome, 

"You realize you're just a spot on the earth 
and you're not important in the long run," 
said senior Linda Ferguson of her semester 
in Costa Rica. 



Beck's two roommates, Linda 
Ferguson and Meg Kerwan, also 
studied abroad last year. "It gives you 
a perspective on being an American 
and on being a person," said Ferguson. 
"You realize you're just a spot on this 
earth and you're not important in the 
long run." 

Ferguson, a Latin American studies 
major who cannot fulfill all of her 
degree requirements at WC, went to 
the Friends World College in San Jose, 
Costa Rica last semester. The 
language barrier and the uniqueness of 
her program - which consisted of in- 
dependent study rather than classes - 
made the transition to Central America 
hard, but she came to know the region 
by traveling through Nicaragua and 
Guatemala alone. 

"I'm still learning from it every- 
day," she said. "I hope I never stop 
learning from it." 

Adjustment was no problem for Meg 
Kerwan, who said she was homesick 
"for about the first hour." During her 
year at Trinity College in Carmarthen, 
Wales, she took courses in areas such 
as drama and Russian studies - 
anything outside of her psychology ma- 
jor. 



"I didn't adjust at all. I left after 
three days, after giving it a real 
chance," she joked. 

Discovering that a 20 minute bus ride 
was necessary to get to the nearest 
laundromat, Royal packed her bags 
and went to Madrid, where she studied 
Spanish and taught English, but was 
not enrolled in a formal program. 

"I had the best time of my life," she 
said, though claiming to have missed 
"Shaeffer Reese and the Sigs' frat par- 
ties." 

Returning for the spring semester 
last year, Royal had to get used to stu- 
dying for classes again and become ac- 
quainted with new policies, new pro- 
fessors and new students. 

"People don't realize how hard it is 
and how much time it takes to read- 
just," she said. 

Jennifer Leach, an international 
studies major who attended the Univer- 
sity of St. Andrews in St. Andrews, 
Scotland last year, agreed: "At first it 
felt Like the first week of freshman 
year." 

Although she is enjoying getting to 
know her friends again, Leach said she 
misses Scotland and cried when she 
recently heard the theme to "Chariots 



of Fire," part of which was filmed: 
the beach there. 

"I've always wanted to sti 
abroad," she said, explaining that = 
was looking for a program that woi 
allow her to be a regular student i 
not just an American exchange s 
dent. 

Leach spent two months traveling 
herself, including two weeks in Polai 

"You begin to assimilate yourself 
stantly; you learn to adapt quid 
You never say, 'That's wrong,' jl 
'That's different,' " she recalled. 

"It would be a sin not to..." 

Already accustomed to accepting^ 
ferences, Harris Whitbeck, an inten 
tional studies major who came here 
the College from Guatemala, studied 
France last year. He spent the fi 
semester at the College Internation 
in Cannes, then went to the Sorbonii 
Paris. 

"I had the opportunity to do thuil 
could never do in Chestertown," 
said, explaining that he traveled 
Russia for ten days while working 
an American television network and 
translated an interview with Princ 
Stephanie of Monaco. 

Cautioning younger students not 
listen to horror stories about transit 
ing credits, Whitbeck said s» 
abroad is cheaper and easier 
many realize. "It would be a sin rtf 
do it if you have the opportunity.' 

He said his experiences opened! 
up to new ideas. "I've learned to ad 
people for what they are and not t« 
pect them to fit a mold." 

While he enjoys being back i. 
and is adjusting to the MaciW 
revolution on campus, Whit° 
remembered Europe, particulj 
afternoons on the beach in the Med* 
ranean, with pleasure. 

"That's when I'd think bac* 
Washington College and say, "™ 

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THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



Page 7 



freshman Blend In 
Lith Student Body 



I by Andrea E. Kehoe 

Bin high school, freshmen 

Kre an endangered species, 

K>yed on by upperclassmen 

10 delighted in directing 

> m to the fourth floor of a 

ree-story building. At 

ishington College, as soon as 

■ pocketbooks of freshmen 

Is disappear, new students 

,(j to blend into the 

niogeneous crowd, and it is 

ly their lack of knowledge of 

lege lore that makes them 

ique. 

)f course, some freshmen 
ike their presence on cam- 
s glaring. They can be seen 
xiously rushing to their 
isses, clutching a minute-by- 
nute schedule for the week, 
calculator for monitoring 
sir study hours per class, and 
merous guides to college 
ccess. They carefully take 
rbatim notes of their pres- 
sor's lectures and highlight 
ucial portions of the 
llabus, a document many up- 
rclassmen neglect to read 
til well after the drop/add 
period . 



"Who's she?" Likewise, they 
realize that the Procolino pizza 
dynasty is, ironically, owned 
by the Scotto brothers, and that 
Tawes Theater contains a 
sinister occupant - the ghost of 
Noel Coward. Those students 
really in the know do not make 
the mistake, as did one un- 
fortunate exchange student 
last year, of passing out in Reid 
Hall, where one runs the risk of 
being given a lovely makeover 
by bored residents. 



off the cuff 




Even as freshmen learn the Revolutionizing the music industry with superior sound quality, compact disc players are out-selling turntables 

lore of the college and begin to two to one. 
blend in, seniors, infected with 



thesis anxiety, are easy to 
identify. Symptoms of this 
disease include complaints 
that the library should be open 
24 hours and a tendency to con- 
sider Jeff Chaffin a God. Such 
academic stress becomes the 
chief worry in every senior's 
life, emboldening even the frail 








After 



■ As the semester progresses, 
iwever, many fledgling col- 
lates become consciously 
It-destructive in an effort to 
! cool. They stay up all night, 
raid they'll miss something if 
ey sleep, and intentionally 
" ""healthy sugared cereals. 
doming cynical about their 
"dies, they enter the library 
H t° watch, "Cosby" in the 
'■ room. Some even go as far 
^ read in bad light. 
After midterm grades come 
■'.and parental threats are 
■fie, most of these daredevil 
■=stunen, change their ways 
■"> their behavior soon 
fe°™? es indistinctive from 
ptotany upperclassmen. Yet 
jT^'n bits of information, 
J«oe from the history of the 

Ith°? e team - are kn »wn only 
i tune but are essential to 
™ie claiming to be fully ae- 
rated to the College, 
-nowledgable individuals, 
J example, when told that a 

Eoeh , event wiu be "e'd 'n 
W De s, do not respond, 



to suicidally ignore the in- 
formal seating arrangements 
which reserve certain areas 
for each frat. 

Weary of the warmth of WC 
and the charm of Chestertown, 
seniors long to graduate, if on- 
ly to enter a world where every 
sign and announcement does 
not appear in MacPrint. In- 
deed, the mental pressures of 
senior year induce some to 
frighten freshmen by telling 
them that streaking on May 
Day is a graduation require- 
ment. 

While students at times 
worry (or take pride, as the 
case may be) that their class, 
and thus their status, is as ob- 
vious as if they were wearing a 
scarlet letter, they should 
remember that in college age 
is often difficult to guess. Cer- 
tainly, most students don't 
receive age-related insults like 
that given one senior by a high- 
ranking administrator in Bun- 
ting Hall: "You look too old to 
be in college." 



Audiophiles Flock to 
Laser Disc Player 



by Ka thy Carlson 

The ultimate in sound 
systems for the Eighties is the 
Compact Disk (CD). A CD 
looks like a small silver record, 
but it is lighter than a record 
and is played by a laser beam 
instead of a needle. Virtually 
indestructible, CD's represent 
a technological leap above 
records and tapes, and have 
become the fastest selling 
machine in the field of home 
electronics. 

CD players can cost 
anywhere from $200-$500, 
depending on the model and ex- 
tra features. On the average, a 
CD itself costs about $16, but 
the price is expected to drop to 
a level equivalent to the cost of 
records and tapes today. Three 
years ago, a player would have 
cost $1,000 and a disk $20, but 
prices for both have plum- 
meted. 

Dave Sammataro, a junior, 
said his CD player cost $250 on 
sale. His player operates from 
remote control and contains 
extras such as introscan, 
where fifteen seconds of each 
song will be played, and 
reprogram, which allows him 
to play fifteen songs on the disk 
in any order. 

CD players already outsell 
turntables two to one. Tina 
Leonardi, an employee of 
Prince's Music Center in Kent 
Plaza, said, "At first we sold 
very few, but now we sell about 
seven to ten a week." One of 
the biggest reasons that CD 
sales have skyrocketed is due 
to the superior sound quality of 
the CD. The sound is static-free 
and there is no flutter or 
trembly sound when the pit- 
ches change, as on records and 
tapes. Said Sammataro, "It's 
the best sound money can 
buy." Another advantage the 



CD has over records and tapes 
is that the single side of the CD 
can hold up to 50% more music 
than both sides of an LP. 



"It's the best sound 
money can buy." 



Despite these im- 
provements, the selection is 
still small. In 1985, approx- 
imately 4,500 CD's were on the 
market, a small fraction of the 
albums currently released. 
However, there is a wide varie- 
ty of music styles available - 
ranging from country to 
classical and from rhythm and 
blues to rock and roll - and the 
selection is getting larger each 
year. 



Many versions of CD players 
are available, including a 
boom-box with a CD, CD 
systems for cars, and also a 
walkman-style model which 
measures five inches across 
and one inch thick. These new 
devices can cost anywhere 
from $250-$550. Jukebox 
models are also available. 
They hold up to 120 disks (or 
1,800 tunes), but cost $3,560. 

A CD recorder,- however, has 
yet to be manufactured. Sam- 
mataro doesn't think a 
recorder will ever be made, 
and if one is, a blank disk will 
probably cost as much as one 
which is already made. 

Owning a CD brings social as 
well as musical benefits, said 
Sammataro. "Everyone comes 
in to my room and asks me to 
play disks." 



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THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



September 26, 19 



SPORTS 



WC Blessed With 8-0 Win Over Wash. Bibl< 




by John Bodnar 

The Sho'men soccer team 
can finally breath a sight of 
relief after having 
steamrolleld over Washington 
Bible College in an 8-0 victory 
during their home opener on 
Wednesday, September 24. The 
win knotted their season 
record at 2-2. 

The team proved not only to 
themselves, but also to their 
coaches and fans that they do 
have an explosive offense. 

The Shoremen's so-called 
"hidden offense," which 
scored only three goals in their 
previous three starts, was 
determined to "drop the 
bomb" on Washington Bible 
College. 

Freshman forward, Peter 
Van Buren, who scored two 
goals in the game, said, "We 
had tough practices this week 
and everyone worked hard. We 
were more aggressive against 
Washington Bible than we have 
been in the other games and we 
were motivated and hungry to 
score some goals." The leaders 
of the offense, Tom Bowman, 
credited with three goals and 
Jon Larsen, with two, worked 
vigorously to keep the pressure 
on the oppontent's goalie. 

When asked what was the 
key to the victory, freshman 
fullback Matt Wickwire said, 
"For the first time we put the 
ball down the sidelines and 
switched fields effectively with 
long crosses, it enabled us to 



Freshmen Matt Wickwire tleft) eludes a Washington Bible opponent in the second half of Wednesday's game. The 
match turned up an 8-0 victory for Sho'men in their first home game of the regular season. 



Cross Country 



Uncompetitive Yet Ambitious 



by Kevin CroweU 

The great sportswriter 
Grantland Rice once said that 
it's not the winning or losing 
that's important, but how one 
played the game. All the 
members of this year's cross 
country team seem to share 
that attitude. This team has not 
won a meet in recent memory 
and probably won't win one 
this year either. But this team, 
which only has seven runners. 



is not a depressed team. 
Rather they are an enthused 
team which has captured the 
true spirit of competition. The 
members of this team are not 
looking to win any meets, but 
are caught-up in the joy of 
practicing with one another 
and pushing themselves to be 
in the best shape possible. 

The stimulus for this en- 
thusiasm is coming from 
coaches Don Chatellier and 
Jeff Chaff in. One member of 



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guard." 

Experience is something q 
Shoremen lack. The team 
primarily made up 
freshmen and sophomort 
Wickwire added, "Tu 
freshmen were a little ml 
relaxed now that they M 
played a few games. Our |,, 
control was better." 

Defensively for W.C., it ^ 
a quiet game as th| 
authoritatively shut down aj 
threat their opponent pos* 
Junior Todd Emmons played 
solid game in his first start) 
sweeperback. "Todd is a touj 
player who likes to play hard 
said coach Bowman. 

The three goalies in t 
game, Peter Corbin, Mike Hi 
rington, and John Billingsl 
all contributed in securing t 
first shut-out of the year. T 
proud defensive unit has alio 
ed only five goals in the fo 
games played so far t] 
season. 

The Sho'men feel they ha 
worked out the problems tb 
resulted in a 3-0 loss to the k 
pressive Muhlenberg teamla 
Saturday. W.C. will have 
continue to work hard in pri 
tices as they go head to he 
against the Mid-Atlantic 
ference powerhouse Frank 
and Marshall in Lancasti 
Pa., on Saturday, Septemb 
27. 

The Shoremen will play tto 
next home game on Tuesda 
September 30, as they host! 
Mary's College at 3 : 00 p.m. 



the team, Kevin Lauricella, 
stated that Chaffin "is really 
enthusiastic about the pro- 
gram and he's gotten us en- 
thusiastic. He knows we're not 
going to win any meets but he's 
just trying to get us in the best 
shape possible." Chaffin has 
the team on a total fitness pro- 
gram which includes not only 
running, but also swimming 
and work-outs on the 
Hydrafitness equipment in the 
weight room. 

The team is also looking for 
new members. Kevin 
Lauricella encourages 
"anyone who just wants to get 
in shape" to contact Chaffin or 
Chatellier and start working 
out with the team. 



Sports Calendar 



Sat 27 



Tennis (men's and women's) 
Widener-10:00a.m. 



Volleyball 
Dickinson-1 :00 p.m. 



Soccer 

Franklin and Marshall (A) 



Cross Country 

Washington and Lee, Mt. 
Washington (A) 

Tues. 30 

Soccer 
St. Mary's-3:00p.m. 



Field Hockey 
Notre Dame (A) 

Tennis (men's) 
John Hopkins-3 : 30 p.m. 



Wed. 1 



Volleyball 
Salisbury-7 :00 p.m. 



Thurs. 2 



Volleyball 
Haverford (A) 



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513 Washington Avenue 

Chestertown, Maryland 

Phone 778-2333 

(Located behind Mobil Station on Rte. 213) 



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SANDWICHES 

BBQ SPARE RIBS 

Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. 

Closed Sundays 

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RETIREMENT PARTI 

for 

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September 30 

3-5:00 P.M. 
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All Students, 
Faculty, 
and Staff Invito 



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Page 9 



)0 rt Shorts 



romcn Take 
:all Classic 

by Chris Wiant 
I Theta Chi Softball tour- 
int held on Sat. and Sun., 
mber 20 and 21st had 
L n teams composed of 
l it ies fraternities, sports 
s and just anyone who 
ed to play, battling it out 
umber one with the final 
. between the Woodies and 
tromen ending in a 3-1 Vic- 
tor the Stromen. 
e Theta Chi's hoped this 
t would bring the campus 
her for a good time and 
lote unity between the 

!nts - •• j 

esident Cater was invited 

tend the opening game and 

w the first ball, but due to 

'busy schedule, had to 

ine. 

oing Laps 



by Chris Wiant 
?enty volunteers for Laps 
,ungs spent this past Sun- 
swimming laps in the 
iy Swim Center from 12-7 
jllect proceeds from their 
isors to benefit the 
irican Lung Association of 
yland. 

ina Crites, a member of 
Age Group Swim Team 
1 the Chestertown com- 
ity swam 104 lengths. The 
1 amount collected, 
ever is unknown because 
1 swimmer turned in their 
eeds to the Lung Associa- 
individually. 

'ashington Colelge was only 
of four schools par- 
>ating in the Laps for 
the others being Talson 
versify, Chesapeake Col- 
i, and Salisbury University. 




Comin'At Yd' 



phrt'o l>v J M Fi.ijjomcili 

Tom Bowman (left) fakes out the goal keeper, in an early scoring streak for the Sho'men which 
tallied a 4-0 lead before the end of the first half. 



Bryon P. Bishop organized the 
event at Washington. Although 
this pool was one of the last 
asked to host the fundraiser 
and received only a week's 
notice, he was pleased with the 
turnout. 

Field Hockey 
Challenged 



by Chris Wiant 

Basking in the glory of their 
recent victories, the 
Sho'women met with an 
unpleasant surprise Saturday, 
September 20th — their first 
defeat. The 2-0 loss came at the 
hands of Hood College, the 



most challenging team WC 
field hockey has faced thus far. 

The playing style of Hood is 
different from most of the 
teams Washington has en- 
countered in its brief time as a 
recognized team. The techni- 
que adjustment was difficult, 
but the team played hard and 
made strides in improving 
their skills. Coach Guinah 
stated, "I think the difference 
in style and strength of the 
other team showed us where 
changes had to be made and 
the challenge sparked the team 
into working even harder." 
There have been less shots to 
the WC goal and overall better 
defensive playing. Goaltender 
Kate Falconer picked up 11 



saves during the game. 

Said Liz Whelan, "the team 
is showing a lot of unity. Right 
now we need to build-up our en- 
durance so we can meet the 
challenger of long, hard 
games." 

Volleyball 
Is 'Intense' 



and exciting with a large spec- 
tator turnout. 



The first game of the match 
against Swarthmore lasted an 
hour with a final score of 5-6 in 
favor of Swarthmore. Captain 
Kim Madigan stated, "it was 
one of the most intense games 
I've ever played." The 
Sho'women did go on to win one 
game, but Swarthmore cap- 
tured the match. 



by Chris Wiant 
The first home match for the 

volleyball team on Thursday, The team did, however, 

September 18th, against Swar- defeat Widner, the first three 

thmore and Widner College, games ending that match in 

proved to be both challenging Washington's favor. 



ooners Have Bosworth And Much More 



by Bill Beekman 
ike to spit a loogie in a guy's face 
I tackle him. Kwwwwaak, 
e!" 

lcome to the land of Boz, and the 
of Oklahoma Sooners football. It's 
a "ge place, this football haven hid- 
~ the otherwise barren confines of 
'an, Oklahoma. It's a place where 
!)ing and everything goes, 
•'ally winning. 

p the Boz for example. The Boz 
'an Bosworth, linebacker extraor- 
* and orator of the opening quota- 
on the merits of spitting. He's 
fca's newest folk hero, the 
igerator of 1986. The multi- 
ted, immature brute is more than 
a freek of nature, though. He's a 
Player, too, not to mention a good 
W (which all too often is not men- 
!t "- Voted the top college 
acker last year, he was much- 
Clz ed in the off-season. He has 
J to live up to, and so far he's been 
lust that. With nine tackles in a 
more than two quarters against 
L -A-> and an equally impressive 
8 against Minnesota, Bosworth is 
on his way to deserving his 
?"'tion. But somehow I get the pic- 
Bat it takes more than a Brian "I 
P hurt a lot more people than I do" 
or th to make a national cham- 
An d, as Oklahoma is proving, 



they do have more than just a Boz. 
Much more. 

For starters, consider Oklahoma's 
offensive line, all 1395 lbs. of it. With 
hulks of 275, 280, 265, 280 and 295 lbs. 
removing defensive lines like sex- 
crazed teenager removing clothes, a lot 
of holes are opened up for Oklahoma 
backs to march through. Consider 
these stats: against U.C.L.A., the no. 1 
rushing defense in the nation last year, 
Oklahoma advanced 479 yards on the 



ground: against Minnesota last week 
beefed up offensive line a talented 
quarterback, Jamelle Holieway, and 
you have the makings of an exceptional 
team. A championship team. An 
undefeated team. 

So where can this team go wrong? 
The more appropriate question is how 
can anyone make this team go wrong? 
The answer is not easily — probably 
not all all. Perhaps Oklahoma's big- 
gest challenge will occur tomorrow, 



"Welcome to the land of the Boz... 

and Sooners football." 



they netted another 458 while piling up 
points in a 62-0 slaughter. These are 
hefty numbers, but, remarkably, 
Oklahoma has even more going for it 
than this. 

The Sooner defense has allowed but 
three points all season, those coming 
compliments of a 71 yard interception 
return. Led by the Boz, they did not 
even let U.C.L.A. enter Oklahoma ter- 
ritory until garbage time. Against Min- 
nesota, Oklahoma forced Rickey Fog- 
gie to rush ten times for a net of -22 
yds. Add to this awesome defense and 



when they face the explosive offense of 
No. 2 Miami. The predicted result: a 
Miami self-destruction. 

The Sooners have all of the ingre- 
dients to retain the national champion- 
ship. And they have the desire to win. 
The Boz proclaims that his mission for 
each game is the "beat the bleep out of 
whoever we're playing." Come New 
Year's Day, expect the field to be 
covered with a lot of bleep and the 
Oklahoma ■ Sooners to be proclaiming 
themselves national champions one 
more time. 



Notes: I was leafing through old Sports 
Illustrateds the other day when I 
came upon the baseball preview issue. 
Here are some of the predictions I 
found: California, 69-93, 30 games out 
of first (they are 88-62, 9 games up); 
Houston, 62-100, 33 games out of first 
(they are 86-64, 9 games up); Boston, 
78-84, 19 games out of first (they are 91- 
59, 10 games up ) . The only division win- 
ner which SI predicted with any 
degree of accuracy was the N.Y. Mets, 
whom SI gave a 10-62 record (The 
Mets have already won their 100th 
game with more than a week to go). 
Considering Si's track record, and the 
fact that they also predicted the Mets to 
win the series, I feel even more confi- 
dent with my assertion that the Mets 
won't be Major League Baseball World 
Champions this year... While we're on 
the subject of the Mets, pitcher Rick 
.••-guilera's shoulder was injured when 
an over-exhuberant fan jumped on him 
after the Mets clinched their division 
last week (not to mention all of the 
over-exhuberant fans who destroyed 
the field at Shea Stadium). Perhaps we 
had better hope for the safety of the 
Mets players (and the future existanoe 
of Shea Stadium) that the Mets don't 
win the series, lest the team resemble 
an intensive care ward and the Mets 
spiral back down to last place for 
another ten yards. 



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THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



September 26 



ARTS/ 



Master Pianist Opens Series Tonight 




Mastei pianist David Buechnei wvill open the 35th annual Washington Col- 
lege Concen Series tonight with works by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky- and 
Stravinsky. 



by David Healey 
"He is a pianist who has 
received an awful lot of 
marvelous criticism and 
notice," explained Professor 
Garry Clarke, Chairman of the 
Music Department, in in- 
troducing concert pianist 
David Buechner. Buechner 
will open the 35th annual 
Washington College Concert 
Series with a performance 
tonight. 

Sponsored by the Yale Gor- 
don Trust, which hoped to br- 
ing Buechner on campus, he 
was also one of Clarke's first 
choices. "Every year, I accept 
many, many flyers from 
various agencies that sponsor 
performers. I noticed that this 
person really seems to have 
received incredibly fi ie 
notices from very important 
critics. As coincidence would 
have it... the Yale Gordon 
Trust wanted to sponsor a cou- 
ple of concerts here, and they 
specifically had David 
Buechner in mind." Clarke 
continued, "One of the reasons 
that they are sponsoring him, I 
believe, is that he grew up in 
the Baltimore area... His 



Arts Update 



divei se and venturers into the vance Rain date is October a 
,-j- , . ,-. , unknown." says sophomore 

IVOenty rOrmea Steve Kogler as he looks up for 



by Mary Riner 

Maybe it was the mind alter- 
ing fumes of oil paint, or the 
tedious intensity of darkening 
and creating lines, or maybe 
just the need to strive towards 
a more unified fine arts com- 
munity that inspired Jeremiah 
Foster to form an Arts Union. 
No, the Writer's Union is not 
the only congregation of ad- 
mirers for the Fine Arts. A new 
Arts Union for artists and 
friends of the Arts, 'Twenty,' 
has been created amidst the 
"Artsy" rrowd of Washington 
College. 
'Twentv' is a club "for the 



Donuts, French Loaves 

& Italian Breads 

Rolls. Pies. Cookies. 

Special Occasion CakesOn Order 

Breakfast 5 A.M.] 1A.M. 

Lunch - Soups & Sandwiches 

Km-. i Plaza, Chesterlown 

778-2228 

Mon.-Sat.5A.M.-5P.M. 
Sunday 5 A.M -2 P.M 



CONCERT SERIES 



David Buechner 
pianist 

A Yale Gordon Young 
Artist Concert 

Tonight 

Tavves Theatre 

8:00 p.m. 

Admission (fee for W.C. students 
Adults $7; youth $2 



a brief moment from his draw- 
ing pad. The membership, now 
30, needs some new additions. 
If you are a prospective 
member and missed the last 
meeting- there will be another 
one scheduled at the end of 
September. 

Ahead on the agenda, 'Twen- 
ty' plans to sponsor museum 
trips to the Smithsonian, Na- 
tional Gallery of Art, and the 
Baltimore Museum of Natural 
Art. Also, the Union will offer 
pottery and paper manufactur- 
ing workshops. 

October 10, in the Hynson 
Lounge, a student Art Exhibi- 
tion will be held. Students with 
any talent or motivation are 
encouraged to submit their 
work. No, you don't have to be 
a "Twenty' member to submit 
work. Drymounting of pain- 
tings and drawings can be ar- 
ranged through the Arts Union. 



Bach's Lunch 

Enjoy lunch in the outdoors 
Wednesday as the Washington 
College Music Department 
presents it Bach's Lunch. To be 
held on the Miller Library Ter- 
race at 12:30 p.m., the pro- 
gram features works by 
Telemann. Vivaldi, and Gluck. 
Performers include the 
Washington College Chorus. 
Susan De Pasquale, Rick 
Davis, Amzie Parcell, 
Elizabeth Parcell. Ann Mat- 
thews and Garry Clarke. Also, 
the Bach family will be 
represented by P.D.Q. Bach. 

The concert is free and the 
audience is welcome to bring a 
lunch to eat while listening to 
the performance. Boxed lun- 
ches may be ordered from the 
Food Service one day in ad- 



Function 
Works Well 

by David Healey 
A Private Function 
combines the unlikely ingre- 
dients of an English 
podiatrist and a pig to pro- 
duce this socially critical 
comedy. Malcolm Mowbray 
directed this screenplay by 
Alan Bennett. 



parents still live in Baltimore, 
in fact, they're coming for the 
concert on Friday Night. Hav- 
ing grown up in the Baltimore 
area, and having been known 
there, I think even as a child he 
was something of a prodigy, 
they were interested in br- 
inging him to campus." The 
Peggy and Yale Gordon Trust 
was established to support 
assorted educational and 
cultural institutions in the 
Baltimore and surrounding 
areas. The trust provides con- 
cert career opportunities for 
both beginning and well-known 
artists of the finest quality. 



"Basically he 

comes as a very 

promising young 

artist who is 

going to play 

a very interesting 

program." 



The honors that have made 
Buechner, at 26, a renowned 
pianist include the Grand 
Prize at the 1984 Gina Bach- 
auer Competition and the 
Bronze medal at the Queen 
Elizabeth International Com- 
petition in 1983. Added distinc- 
tions include placing in the 1984 
Leeds Competition and receiv- 
ing six major awards from the 
Julliard School, where he was 
a pupil of Rudolph Firkusny. 

Making his recital debut this 
season, Buechner appeared at 



the Kennedy Cente, 
Washington, D.C. and th e 
bassador Auditions 
Pasadena. He has also| 
with the Buffalo Philham 
and Grand Rapids SymplJ 

Clarke added, "After » ( 
decided about this last yej 
went to M- scow to 
Tchaikovsky Competition 
Tchaikovsky Comoejtj, 
one of the mc,^ presti 
piano concerts in the B 
David Buechner was 
highest ranking Amerin 
place in the competition. 

Buechner has been laud> 
the New York Times, 
wrote after his 384 
debut in New Yurk, Atthi 
of 24, Mr. Buechner is ah 
a master pianist. 
Buechner 'as it all - 
telligence, integrj y, an 
compassing technical proi 
One predicts an outstat 
career." 

Clarke described the 
gram &r Friday evo 
"He's going to do the kii 
piece that is well known to 
pie who like classical m 
the Moonlight Sonata 
Beethoven; he's playing 
Stravinsky at the end. 
summarized, Basically 
comes as a very prom 
young artist who is gou 
play a very interesting 
gram." 

The concert is open ti 
public and tickets will be 
at the door. Ad 1 ' ticket! 
$7.00, children's and stud 
are $2.00, while Washi 
College students enter 
Season tickets for the c« 
series are $25.00. 







.satire 



this smart 



is a rare 



commodity.. 



Set in postwar Yorkshire, 
the upper class and would-be- 
blue bloods plot to avoid the 
drab food ration laws in an at- 
tempt to properly celebrate 
Princess Elizabeth's wed- 
ding. Gilbert Chilvers 
i Michael Palin, of Monty 
Python fame) befriends the 
object of the feast— the pig — 
while his aspiring wife i Mag- 
gie Smith) wants to use its 
bacon to grease her social 
climb. 

"Newsweek" writes, 
"...satire this smart is a rare 
commodity itself, and there is 
much delight to be had." 

Part of the Washington Col- 
lege Film Series, A Private 
Function will be shown in 
Norman James Theatre on 
Friday, Sunday, and Monday 
evenings at 7 :30 p.m. 



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Piano or Forte: That is the Film Series: A Private Func- 

Question" Robert Kotf will in- tion, Norman James Theatre, 

troduce David Buechner's con- 7:30 p.m. 
cert; Literary House, 7 p.m. 



Invisible Touch 



jnesis spins out its new release. Invisible Touch featuring some Phil Col- 
ts work that his fans will enjoy. 

Genesis Keeps 
In Touch 



CAMPUS CALENDAR 



Friday 26 



Sunday 28 



Film Series: A Private Func- 
tion, Norman James Theatre, 
7:30 p.m. 



Concert Series 
Buechner, piano; 
Theatre, 8 p.m. 

Steve Cochran, 
Coffeehouse, 9-1 p.m. 



Monday 29 



by Ken Haltom 

Since 1968 Genesis has been 
me of the leaders in pro- 
ressive music. Over the years 
he group has produced classic 
lbums such as Selling 
England by the Pound and 
jamb Lies Down on Broad- 
way. Since 1975, when Peter 
abriel left the band, vocalist 
'hil Collins has been lead 
ocalist and Genesis has 
Become more and more 
popular with each album. 

Invisible Touch, the band's 
itest album, has already gone 
lulti-platinum and yielded 
to hit singles. The record 
egins with the title track — 
le most commercial and 
pbeat song the band has ever 
reorded. "Tonight, Tonight, 
taught' clocks in at almost 
ine minutes but never bores 
ie listener. Collins uses 
nusual electronic percussion 
pile Tony Banks creates an 
rie ambiance with his 
eyboards. The next track, 
and of Confusion, has a jum- 
1 beat, but silly lyrics bog the 
>ng down and the listener will 
Pant to move on. In Too Deep 
[ a ballad that will especially 
lease Phil Collins fans. The 
>ng isn't a classic but makes 
"■pleasant listening. 

5'de two opens with 
"lything She Does," a dance 
^ek that uses horns and bears 
semblence to Collins' 
issudio. The next track, 
"Mnopts, 1 and 3 makes for 
e most interesting song on 
v 'sible Touch. Despite it's 
"minute length, it should not 
' re anyone. Every second is 
Ed with sound. Collins plays 
gje very inspired percussion 
' u « Tony Banks once again 
eate s an interesting at- 
°sphere with his syn- 
-sizers. "Domino" is at once 
"ad-hke and a rocker — the 



Chestertown Movie Theater 

presents 



"About Last Night" 

[ " u "" fri.sun. ; & 9 p. m September 26-October 2 



778-1575 



David Film Series: A Private Func- 
Tawes tion, Norman James Theatre 
7:30 p.m. 



D.J. 



Saturday 27 

AKC Match Show Norwich & 
Norfolk Terrier Jubilee - 
College Lawn 



Wednesday 1 

Bach lunch; Miller Library 
Terrace, 12:30 p.m. 



Beach Bash 
Hall 



Thursday 2 

KA's Middle Historian - Robert Pomeroy 
Sophie Kerr Room, 7:30 p.m. 



Things to do 
Places to go 



Eastern Shore 
Academy of the Arts 
Artquest '86/The Video Exhibit 
A video featuring 72 contem- 
porary artists working in 12 
different media. 10 a.m., 12 
p.m., 2 p.m. daily through Oc- 
tober 11. 

Rock Hall Museum 

Display of hand carvings. 

Through October 31. 



Olney 

Olney Theatre 

Educating Rita. Milo O'Shea 

and Kitty Sullivan. 



Harper's Ferry 

Mountain Heritage Art and 

Crafts Festival. Sept. 26, 27, 

10 a.m. -6 p.m. 

1-800-624-O577 



finest piece on the album. 
Throwing It All Away is a 
ballad in the vein of That's All 
(From 1983's Genesis), a pret- 
ty, light song which Collins 
sings beautifully. The closing 
track. The Brazilian, is an in- 
strumental piece on which 
drum machines, guitar, and 
synthesizer compete for who 
can be the noisiest. Not bad, 
but the listener will find a bet- 
ter instrumental on the B-side 
of the single Throwing It All 
Away. 

Invisible Touch was produc- 
ed by Hugh Padghan, who has 
produced albums for The 
Police, XTC, Paul McCartney 
and Phil Collins. Padgham's 
specialty is sound and 
throughout the album he or- 
chestrates a veritable wall of 
instruments. Surprisingly, 
Invisible Touch is dominated 
by keyboardist Tony Banks 
who uses the latest technology 
(synclaviers, digital samplers) 
to put his signature on every 
track. Phil Collins sings and 
drums using both accoustic 
and Simmons sets. Mike 
Rutherford plays guitar and 
bass in his usual restrained 
style. 

As a whole, Invisible Touch 
is a strong, so'id record that is 
enjoyable to listen to. Some 
material is weak and lvrics are 
definitely average (apparently 
Gabriel took this talent with 
him), but the playing is so 
strong that the songs could 
stand-up all alone. 

The future of Genesis is 
obscure with each band 
member finding solo success in 
recent years. The group is now 
on world tour with drummer 
Chester Thompson and guitar 
player Daryl Struemer. If the 
next year sees Genesis dis- 
band, the group has managed 
to end on a strong note in 
Invisible Touch. 



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September 26 1q 



ENTERTAINMENT 



Entertainment 
Calendar 

Friday 26 

Caroline County Public 

Library 

"Silver3do" 

479-1343. Through Sept. 27 

Charm City Comedy Club. 
Sept. 26-27 Dennis Blair, 
Mike Saccone. 576-8558 
Baltimore 

Ethel's Place 

Sept. 25-27. Dizzy Gillespie 

727-7077 Baltimore 

Newtowne Square Pub 
'BadSneakers"through 
Saturday. 778-1984 

"Ain 't Misbehavirt' 
Philadelphia 8:30 p.m. 
(215)862-2041 

Patriot Center 
Neil Young 

Saturday 27 

Oxford Library 
Bookmart 9 a.m. -4 p.m. 

Dorchester County Fall 

Festival 

Antiques, arts and crafts, food 

10a.m.-3p.m. 

228-7953 

Dorchester Showcase 
Open house of museums, 
historical towns, special 
events. 12 p.m.-5 p.m. 228-7782 
Through September 28 

Maryland Renaissance 

Festival 

Renaissance entertainment 

Saturday and Sunday. An 

na polls. 

National Hunting and Fishing 

Day 

Remington Farms 10 a.m. -5 

p.m. 

Kennedy Center Terrace 

Theater 

Handel Festival Orchestra 

Sunday 28 



Center Stage 

Present Laughter through Oct 

19. 332-0033 

Society Hill Playhouse 

Nunsense 

Phil. (215)923-0210 



Wednesday 1 



Talbot County Library 
Brown Bag Book Review 
Lucille Fletcher to discuss and 
read excerpts from Women 
and Children, her play on the 
Titanic. 12 p.m. 

National Symphony Orchestra 
Doc Severinsen through Thurs- 
day. 

Kennedy Center Concert Hall 
857-0900 



John Fogerty; Falls Flat 



by Barclay Green 

It's not been a good year for 
new releases from classic ar- 
tists. First came Lou Reed's 
commercially tinged Mistrial. 
Then Bob Dylan released his 
disappointing Knocked Out 
Loaded. Neil Young followed 
with his electronic mishap, 
Landing on Water. Now added 
to the list is John Fogerty's 
newest, Eye of the Zombie. 

Eye of the Zombie, 
Fogerty's follow-up to the sur- 
prise number-one album, 
Centerfield, bears no 
resemblance to anything 
Creedence Clearwater 
Revival's former leader has 
released before. While 
Centerfield was a 
phenomenally successful at- 
tempt to show the music world 
what CCR would have sounded 
like if they'd stayed together, 
Zombie is a dismal attempt 
on Fogerty's part to divorce 
the Creedence sound and 
create music in an Eighties 
vein. I spent the better part of a 
day closed in a small room 
searching desperately for 
something good in this 
amalgamation of musical 
anathemas. While I did find a 
few bright spots, Eye of the 
Zombie is, for the most part, a 
musical compost pile for good 
ideas which do not come to 
fruition. Even Fogerty's newly 
formed and woefully misused 
all-star band consisting of John 
Robinson on drums, Neil 
Stubenhaus on bass, and Alan 
Pasqua on keyboards (Fogerty 
handles the guitar and vocals) 
is unable to inject any life into 
the material. Fogerty has 
simply moved so far away 
from his roots that he is unable 
to make music with any soul in 
it. 

The title cut, Eye of the Zom- 
bie may well be the worst 
single to bear the Fogerty 
name. Although the song opens 
with a funky, jazz-inspired 
rhythm guitar, the subtlety is 
buried beneath an onslaught of 
loud minimalist rhythms befit- 
ting second-rate rap and one 
note bass lines befitting 
second-rate high school heavy 
metal bands. These flaws, 



coupled with deep backing 
vocals and an amelodic guitar 
solo, effectively destroy all 
that could be built around the 
progressive chords of the 
rhythm guitar. Eye of the Zom- 
bie becomes a parody of the 
swamp rock Fogerty himself 
almost single-handedly made 
famous. Knockin On Your 
Door, Change in the Weather, 
and Violence is Golden all suf- 
fer similar fates. Each has in- 
tricately listenable guitar and 
keyboard parts, but the com- 
plexity is lost under a barrage 
of spasmodic percussion, bass 
and lead eruptions usually ex- 
pected from the likes of 
Twisted Sister. In his attempt 
to record "Eighties style" 
music, Fogerty is unable to 
render the melodic and 
rhythmically sound music of 
Genesis, U2, or The Police, let 
alone anything comparable to 
the lyrical acoustic/electric 
combinations which sent 
Proud Mary, Loch, and 
Lookin ' Out My Back Door to 
the top of the charts a decade- 
and-a-half ago. 

To make matters worse, the 
quality of Fogerty's lyrics 
have deteriorated at the same 
rate as his music. Once famous 
for his delving and pessimistic 
social criticisms, he now 
seems to be delving into his im- 
agination in order to find 
something to be pessimistic 
about. For instance, five 
minutes and fifty-three 
seconds of side two is devoted 
to a denunciation of marketing 
tactics used by the soda pop in- 
dustry: "Take a million dollars 
baby/Put in my hand/Put 
my favorite retouched photo/on 
the cola can." The song is en- 
titled, you guessed it, Soda 
Pop. Wasn't That a Woman, 
another cut from side two, 
takes the lyrical degeneration 
one step farther. Fogerty has 
never written songs about pure 
lust before, and with lines like, 
"Oh dear I got it badly/There 
aint' too much to figure 
out/Bam boom and she had 
me/Oh yeah, of yeah, oh 
yeah," this seemingly com- 
mendable silence may actually 
be a blessing. 




John Fogerty's Eye of the Zombie album is somewhat ghastly, althi 
here and there some good material peeks through. 



This is not to say that Eye of 
the Zombie is all bad. 
Headlines is a fairly exciting 
blues number, the instrumen- 
tal Goin' Back Home conjures 
up notions of electronic gospel, 
and Sail Away, the final cut of 
the album, is the closest Foger- 
ty comes to a coherent style. 
But the fact remains that Eye 



of the Zombie is almost a ci 
plete failure. John Fogt 
needs to return to his mua 
roots which made Centen) 
a number one album even 
the Eighties and Creede 
Clearwater Revival one of 
finest bands in rock and 
history. 



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The 



Washington College Elm 



Founded 1930 



/olume 58, Number 5 



Literary House 
Additions Proceed 



Chestertown, Maryland 21620 



Friday, October 3, 1986 



by Tony Caligiuri 

Many students may have 
icently noticed that the north- • 
ist corner of the Washington 
iliege campus is getting a 
ice-lift. Right now the 
iterary House is in the middle 

a renovation/addition plan 
hich began last year with the 
instruction of a new press 
>om and will end with the 
impletion of a screened-in 
irch by the first of December. 
The renovation plan, which 
eludes the construction of a 
rge deck, the replacement of 

old screened-in deck on the 
•ont of the house, and a 
enovation of the basement, 
as been under consideration 
r almost two years. 

It took some time to 
ecome aware of what was 
eeded. This was only possible 
fter it had been lived in for a 
lile," said Bob Day, pro- 
ssor of English and director 
the Literary House. Day said 
tat the additions would 
enefit all students involved 
ith the house. The screened- 
porch to be built on the front 
the house, which is the last 
ldition and scheduled to be 
impleted in December, will 



serve as a place for club 
meetings and lectures. The 
new deck is scheduled to be 
completed on October 11, and 
will be used for meetings as 
well as recreational and out- 
door activities. The basement, 
to be completed this week, will 
provide a place for dry 
storage. 

Already, many of the addi- 
tions from last year have been 
put to use. The press room will 
be the location of a class on 
journalism while a drama 
group has been formed in 
hopes of utilizing the outdoor 
theatre, also added to the 
house's grounds last year. 

The Literary House has been 
open since its presentation to 
the College by Mrs. Betty 
Casey almost three years ago. 
On October 17, festivities will 
take place on the grounds as 
part of the dedication of the 
new press room. 

"The literary house is open 
to all student groups wishing to 
use its facilities. Its most im- 
portant function is to serve as a 
comfortable atmosphere in 
which academic club meetings 
and intellectual events can 
take place," said Day. 




pholo by J. M. FraQomsni 



Dr. Donald Munson fingers the Biology Department's new toy - a phase/fluorescence microscope. The 
microscope Is the result of a $7,123 grant to Washington College made by The National Science Foundation, and 
matched funds from the college Itself. The new microscope will be used by Munsen. Dr. John Helnbokel the 
Visiting Distinguished Professor, and the upper-level biology classes for their research. 



\enner Takes Research Management Position 



by Audra M. Philippon 

'It's just very difficult to 
ive, especially if you love 
lat you're doing...," explain- 
er. Tari Renner. The first 
1 of classes in September, 
inner received a job offer 
»n the International City 
anagement Agency (ICMA), 
public interest group in 
sshington, D.C. One week 
* r , Renner (28) made his 
cision, and one week after 
*t, the Political Science pro- 



ficially the Director of Survey 
Research, coordinates the six 
to eight annual surveys the IC- 
MA distributes, as well as 
research for municipal year- 
books, and various academic 
and practitioner's journals. 
The position carried nearly a 
50% salary increase, Renner 
joked, but other factors af- 
fected his decision to leave the 
college. 
Renner's wife, Judy, works 



Renner contacted the ICMA for 
data. He learned there was a 
summer position available, 
and applied for next summer. 
ICMA called him back for two 
interviews, then made its per- 
manent offer September 8th. 

Renner submitted his 
resignation to Dean of the Col- 
lege, Elizabeth Baer, and she 
in turn presented it to the facul- 
ty at its meeting, Monday, 
September 15th. "I'm very 



'I want to try this. If I want to come back to 

academics, I think this job will 

make me more qualified to teach." 



*° r handed-in his resigna- 

n : just asked myself, 'Wait a 
t ■?,', where th « "el are you 
™« ! " This would be Ren- 
j; tifth year teaching at 
[f '"Ston College, which 
* nun up for tenure con- 

/ed tm i.' 1 felt that * l 

T°. Id have so much in- 
ea here, I couldn't leave," 

."Wunued. Renner recalled 
uiaecision: "The whole 

= R was full of so many emo- 

!„' « was just so unsettl- 

Wr's new position, of- 



in Baltimore, and commutes 
daily from their Chestertown 
residence. The college strongly 
encourages its faculty to live in 
the area, and the commuting is 
quite a problem. The greater 
possibility for advancement in- 
trigued Renner, too. "I want to 
try this. If I want to come back 
to academics, I think this job 
will make me more qualified to 
teach," he said. 

It all happened quickly and 
unintentionally. In August, 
while doing some research for 
his honors seminar with Dr. 
Pat Home, Cities in Transition, 



sorry to lose him. He's a pro- 
mising teacher and a promi- 
nent member of the faculty. ' ' 

The search for a replace- 
ment Political Science teacher 
"is underway, but it's in its 
early stages," explained the 
Dean. Renner will be finishing 
out the semester and starting 
at ICMA in January. The com- 
mittee handling the search is 
still determining Renner's 
responsibilities and the needs 
of the rest of the department. 
"We may just make a one-term 
appointment, and then conduct 
a wider search," said Baer. 



In addition to teaching, Ren- 
ner ran the Maryland State in- 
ternships program, served as 
faculty advisor to the SGA and 
the Kappa Alpha fraternity. 
Renner even participated in 
formal rush with all the KA 
pledges two years ago. He 
came to Washington College 
from American University, 
where he earned his masters 
degree and Ph.D., while 
teaching part tune. The new 
job directly integrates Ren- 
ner's specialties. Electoral 
politics and statistical 
analysis. 

John Taylor, fellow Political 
Science professor, wishes Ren- 
ner luck, but admits, "He's a 
valuable member of the 
department, and we'll miss 
him." Former students of Ren- 
ner's are even more vocal with 
their praise. "I can't tell you 
how disappointed 1 am that 
he's leaving," said Junior Deb- 
bie Kirkpatrick. "He's the best 
teacher I've ever had in terms 
of Political Science. His leav- 
ing is a loss for the school." 

Sophomore Cate Lucas, in- 
tended Political Science ma- 
jor, has Renner for an advisor. 
"I like the way he teaches: 
he's enthusiastic, and he gets 
the point across. He translates 
and makes the information 



clear. He just makes class 
fun." 

Even today, Renner still is 
nervous about his career 
move. "I think I'll always be 
scared and wonder what things 
would be like..." He and Judy 
tentatively plan to settle in the 
Annapolis area, but Renner 
still hopes to teach part time at 
American University. "I'll 
always feel attached to this 
place," he said. "I guess 
because of the kind of people 
I've come to know." 



Inside: 
off the cuff 
Tennis 
Soccer Ties 

Drama 
Production 



Page 2 



THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



October 3, 1986 



OPINION 



Pass Out On-Campus 

At Tuesday night's dinner for the members of the Leadership 
Council, the Resident Assistant staff, and Peer Advisors, these 
students were given a succinct message to pass along: students 
caught with illicit drugs, even first offenders, can look forward to 
a room assignment in the gray bar dormitory. It was hoped by 
the administration members who organized the affair that the 
students who attended would, in their supposed roles as opinion 
leaders, be able to head-off the student drug busts that have 
become an annual occurance. 

This is a noble effort, and it is certainly hoped that students 
whose use of illicit drugs makes theirs a potential name on a 
court docket will use liberal amounts of common sense and 
precaution to avoid a van ride to the state pen. But the number of 
students whose lifestyle puts them at risk of having a warrant 
served at three a.m. by the C-Town police for narcotics posses- 
sion or distribution are part of a small minority. The hazards of 
drunk driving and drunkeness in general will prove to be a much 
larger danger to WC students this year. 

The chances are very good that, this year, a Washington Col- 
lege student will be killed on the roads of Kent County in an 
alcohol-related accident. With approximately 260 students living 
off -campus, there will be a lot of students leaving on-campus par- 
ties on weekend nights who are going to be internally debating 
whether or not to get behind the wheel. A lot of them are going to 
say "What the Hell?", and do just that. Most, perhaps all, who 
make that decision will get away with it. But this year, the odds 
are stacked against it. 

In two months, when its forty to fifty degrees colder and all the 
bicycles have been put away, there are going to be a lot of drunk 
students looking for a warm ride home. A post-party shuttle to 
drive students downtown is certainly a necessary service, but ex- 
perience tells us that all students aren't going to arrange their 
evenings around a trip schedule and that those folks who cons- 
cientiously seek-out a ride aren't the ones that fellow students 
need worry about in the first place. 

The ones that we worry about are the ones who, at three or four 
a.m., are staggering drunk, and, having missed any safe ride 
home, are outside the building they just left, in a bone-chilling 
wind with car keys in hand, thinking about their warm bed 
downtown. All WC students are familiar with this phenomenon. 
There is, however, one sure way to head-off this situation. On- 
campus residents need to make sleeping accommodations 
available on weekend nights for fellow students. 

By issuing RA's cols and blankets along with their fire ex- 
tinguishers, giving a drunk fellow student a place to sleep in a 
nearby lounge or in a friend's room becomes not only a viable 
alternative, but an enormously safer one than leaving them no 
other choice but to make it home on their own. Students living on 
campus should encourage and constantly remind their off- 
campus friends that they can borrow a blanket and sleep on the 
floor if it comes to that. After too much Old Milwaukee, the offer 
will more often than not be gratefully accepted. 

As part of its effort this year to discourage drunk driving, the 
SGA might consider establishing a "crash area" somewhere on 
campus for intoxicated off-campus residents on weekend nights. 
Leaving students no other alternative but to make it back to their 
off-campus residence invites drunk driving. Let's establish sleep- 
ing facilities for snookered students before some of them claim 
beds in the hospital, or worse yet, in the morgue. 



The 



Washington College Elm 




Editors 

Editor-in-chief Thomas M. Schuster 

News Editor Audra Phllippon 

Features Editor Andrea Kehoe 

Arts/ Entertainment Editor David Healey 

Sports Editor Chris Wlant 

Photography Editor , J.M. Fragomoni 

Managers 

Managing Editor Alison Shorter 

National Advertising Manager Michelle Royal 

Local Advertising Manager Mariella Ruiz 

Circulation Manager William Faust 

The Elm Is the official student newspaper of Washington College. The 
Elm Is published every Friday during the ecademlc year with the excep- 
tion of vacations and exam weeks. 

Editorials sre the respontlbillty of the Editor-in-chief. Signed columns, 
commentaries, letters, editorials, and editorial cartoons represent the 
opinions of their authors and are not necessarily the views hold by the 
members of the editorial staff 

All letters to the editor ere read with Interest but, due to specs limita- 
tions, the editors csnnot elweys publish every letter received and some 
must be shortened. Unsigned letters will not be considered for publica- 
tion. Students should Include their yeer end major. Faculty and staff 
members should include their positions end departments. Limit letters 
to 600 words or less end include day end evening phone numbers In the 
event that clarification of portions of the tetter Is needed. Letters may be 
deposited in the merited boxes et the editorial office or In the Dining 
Hell, or meiled c/o The Elm, Washington College, Chestertown, 
Maryland 21620. Letters become the property of The Elm upon receipt 
snd must be received no Ister then Tuesday to be considered for publica- 
tion in thet week's issue. 

The Elm's business end editorial office is located in the Queen Anne 
lounge, found on the first floor of the Queen Anne's House dormitory. 
Business hours sre 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tuesdeys end 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 
p.m. Wednesdays. The office phone number is (301) 778-2800. extension 
321. 



Objectivity 
Questioned 

To the Editor: 

After reading the article con- 
cerning the SAB and commit- 
tee appointments in last week's 
issue of the Elm, I began to 
question the objectivity of the 
journalist. Having been inter- 
viewed for the aforementioned 
article, I know as a fact that 
other views and opinions were 
presented to the journalist, and 
were apparently chosen to be 
ignored. I was under the im- 
pression that responsible jour- 
nalism calls for an unbiased 
presentation of all opposing 
sides. Since, in this case, the 
opposing views were readily 
offered to the journalist and 
were blatantly ignored, I feel 
that the responsible journalism 
of this article is questionable. 
Ally a on Tunney 

Write About 
The Facts 

To the Editor: 

Last Friday 'a article concer- 
ning the senior class gift was 
one of the poorest demonstra- 
tions of collegiate journalism: 
not only were facts and quotes 
misconstrued, but a complete- 
ly biased opinion permeated 
the article. 

Perhaps the most glaring 
fallacy was the accusation that 
"plans for the anti-apartheid 
scholarship were already 
underway..." Chris Doherty 
was questioned about this at 
the senior meeting, and he was 
careful to emphasize the fact 
that nothing was definite; 
some preliminary inquiries 
were made to determine the 
potential feasibility in the Elm 
to bring this point to light. I 
was also distressed to see that 
only the opinions of a select 
group, (and I use the term 
loosely), were aired in the arti- 



LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 



cle. Surely there are other 
seniors on this campus who are 
able to think independently 
from the circle of people 
represented in the context of 
the article. 

Let's get with it writers, (you 
know who you are), try writing 
about the facts as they stand - 
not what you want them to be. 

The discussion of a senior 
gift is still open and I en- 
courage every senior to not on- 
ly consider the suggestions 
already made, but to think of 
other viable projects. Any 
ideas can be forwarded to 
either Chris Doherty, or Irene 
Nicolaidis. 

Sincerely, 
Jane R. Keller . 



Article Was 
Biased 



and not a front page 
story. 

It is unfortunate that soi 
seniors were alienated by r 
actions and the actions of Chi 
Doherty. As far as Chris' co 
vocation speech goes, I did! 
write it. I merely investigati 
the feasibility of the idea o 
scholarship to a black Sol 
African. I wanted to be able 
offer ideas to the seniors att 
Cocktail Party concerning « 
gift. I wanted to get some idi 
and feedback from 
classmates. I by no means « 
trying to force my ideas up 
them. And I most certainly v 
not trying to undermine the 
I am a business major, andl 
idea was not anywhere nesi 
"political move" on my part 
I'd like to congratulate j 
Elm and Ms. Phillipon 
their success. They have dii 
ed our class and creal 
resentment among students 
a time when they should 
united and enthusiastic. 
Irene Nicolaidis 
Senior Class President 



'86 Pegasus 



To The Editor: 

Does the controversy over 
the senior class gift divide the 
senior class, or does The Elm 
divide the Senior class? After 
last Friday's "news article" I 
tend to agree with the latter. CJ , r> 

There are several issues that tQltOr. KeSpOW 
need to be addressed. My main 
reason for writing this letter is 
because I felt we saw an exam- 
ple of news reporting at its 
ultimate worst. Ms. Phillipon, 
a junior, took it upon herself to 
draw conclusions about the 
senior class and their feelings, 
after talking to a select group 
ofseniors. She did not however, 
seek anyone "outside' 
group for their opinion 



To the Editor; 



In the wake of last wtfj| 
controversy over the 
Pegasus, I would like to ad 
few insights that only an 
sider can provide. 
As Editor of the H 
.., Pegasus, I took I 
the photographs in question. W 
She I did so, it did not occur to 



wrote an article that was ex- to worry about whether 

tremely biased. Aren't May Day streakers would 

reporters supposed to be objec- embarrassed upon publics' 

tive? of the pictures. Rather, I * 

It is also imperative that the quite logical reasoning " 

another point be made concer- if those particular member 

ning Ms. Phillipon's "news" the Washington CoU< 

reporting. Her article contain- population did not mind ' 

ed only opinions — opinions of pearing without clothes ^ 

a few seniors and opinions of public place, they could f 

her own. Therefore, the article tainly face up to the pub* 
should have been an editorial continued on P^ 



/ 



Hnb et3. 1986 



THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



"Discrimination" Is Often Manipulation 

nal discrimination aDDear.s fo hp nr mm n ,m n »„ ki * ■ _ . . 



Page 3 



Sexual discrimination appears to be 
Mi existing problem for the female stu- 
dent body at Washington College only 
Ijien one chooses it to be. I have never 
K]t that because I am woman that I 
,ve been denied anything in the 
assroom, in my intellectual life, or in 
■y social life. 
Washington College does not, in my 
linion, have a problem with its female 
udents being discriminated against. 
seems more likely that women may 
loose sexual discrimination as a way 
placing the blame for their own 
rnlts. A woman may fail in a certain 
•ea and feel a need to find something 



or someone to blame for her own 
weaknesses. Sexual discrimination is 
just this outlet. 

A woman can use her sexuality as a 
^ayjojnanipulate others. How many 

Janet Simms 



times has a woman tried to use her 
femininity to gain access to something 
or to just simply get her own way? I 
wonder how much money some of the 
fraternities have lost because of two 



batting eyes and a persuasive smile? 
Surely, the Thetas have lost more 
money to such eyes and smiles than to 
any KA trying to get into a party 
without paying. 

This is not to say that all women use 
their status as females to manipulate 
others or that when a woman claims to 
be discriminated against because of 
her gender that it is in her mind. It does 
mean however, that sexual discrimina- 
tion is a powerful accusation to be 
made. Laws against discrimination ex- 
ist protect people. They are not made to 
be used in a vengeful manner. 



I hope that the committee which is 
made up of a majority of women, will 
keep this in mind and not try to create 
problems but rather put their efforts in- 
to helping serious problems. They 
shouldn't justify the committees ex- 
istence by searching for a situation or 
making a situation to look as though 
sexual discrimination has played a 
part. 



Janet Simms is a Senior 
majoring in Sociology 



r ^ £>i-w- jr\ I s Sexual Discrimination An Existing Problem For The 
.i3i5 U _Cj l Female Members Of The Washington College Student 

Body, Faculty, Staff, and Administration? 




Wendy Morrison 

Visiting Assistant 

Professor 

Department of 

Mathematics 

'I think it's there to some ex- 
nt. It's part of society. There 
discrimination against men 
id women in different ways. I 
ink I see it more in terms of 
e staff than the faculty. As 
r as the students; I don't see 
em being forced into the 
lies as much as continuing to 
^aythem." 



Dean Mclntire 
Dean of Students 

"I can say personally I have 
never felt there was any 
discrimination on this campus 
of any nature. I can say I have 
never felt discriminated 
against for being a woman. I 
have never felt that it was 
positive or negative to be a 
female but rather that it was a 
non-issue. Perhaps you might 
get a different feeling from the 
housekeeping or secretarial 
staff." 



Jean Krawer 
Admissions Receptionist 

"I don't think it's a problem. 
I've never encountered any 
sexual discrimination since 
I've been here, but I may be 
kind of isolated." 



Leigh W. Mendelson 

Sophomore 

Philadelphia 

Pennsylvania 

"I don't believe so. With all 
the faculty, staff, and ad- 
ministration I have come in 
contact with there have been 
as many women as men in 
these positions, so it hasn't 
struck me to be true. The only 
discrimination having to do 
with the female students is 
against the male students. ' ' 



Jane Keller 

Senior 

Lafayette Hill, 

Pennsylvania 

"I don't feel sexual 
discrimination is overt on this 
campus. It is the subtle innuen- 
does and sarcasm that con- 
stitute most of the discrimina- 
tion. I'd say the most flagrant 
is in the women's athletic pro- 
gram; facilities, attitudes 
when girls work out in the gym, 
and the looks you get. I realize 
that they are trying to improve 
this." 



Mmpus Voices 



by Michele Baize 



Sexual Discrimination Is Out There 



toy female who claims never to have 
! |> a victim of sexual discrimination 
'imply unaware of the many guises, 
ne quite subtle, that sexual 
'crimination takes. Consequently, I 
Pleased that the status of women in 
Washington College community is 
P systematically studied by a newly 
ablished committee, a Task Force 
Women. A formal committee ad- 
-ssuig this issue is a clear signal to 
■ that the community cares about the 
pity of life of women on campus, 
ftthermore, we presumably will now 
J e a specific body where an in- 
"dual can register complaints, make 
ftervations, or seek clarification 
N the status of women here. 
88 to whether sexual discrimination 
£" existing problem for the female 
Frounity today, I cannot answer 
nply yes or no. I prefer to answer 
'' ' see some progress, but I am ccr- 
f discrimination exists. Our 
pttge, and that of the Task Force, 
P make people more aware of the 
""s which discrimination takes. 



Several years ago, during the 
renovation of the hill dormitories, the 
Student Affairs Committee tried 
without success to interest sororities in 
what promised to be the best housing 
on campus. The sororities preferred to 
respect tradition, stay in Minta Martin, 
and let the fraternities continue to 
claim the hill dormitories. 

More subtle than equal quality hous- 
ing however, is the question of equal 
opportunity in the classroom. It is a 
fact that female students do not speak 
up in class as often as male students, 
and to exacerbate the imbalance, 
teachers (of both sexes) tend to call on 
male students more often. Thus the 
learned behavior of a passive student is 
difficult to turn around. How reflective 
of late twentieth century attitudes are 
our textbooks? What pronouns are us- 
ed? What pronouns do we (faculty and 
students) use in speech and writing? 
When a writer or public speaker 
laboriously uses he/she we take casual 
notice; when a speaker chooses the 
female pronoun first, it explodes 



through our complacent consciousness. 
Women faculty, like women students, 
have never formally organized. Ap- 
proximately 25% of the total (full and 
part-time) faculty is female; three 
women are department chairs. In the 
past four or five years, administrative 
offices have been staffed more fully, 
and many of those appointments have 
been women. 



Kathy Mills 



Events in the past strike me as 
significant: the year a woman 
(Margaret Newiin) addressed 
Washington's Birthday Convocation; 
the theme year 1983-1984, "Let Us Now 
Praise Famous Women; " the hiring of 
a female academic dean in 1983 and 
again in 1985; and the establishment of 
competitive team sports for women. 
Another positive step was taken within 



the past five years when maternity 
benefits were incorporated into the col- 
lege group insurance plan. 

I had the experience long ago of not 
being taken seriously by a college 
president, partly because I was young 
and only a part-time teacher, but just 
as surely because I was female. I sur- 
rendered college credit for piano 
lessons one semester by taking an 
audit, only because I was taking more 
credits than the college allowed. Yet, I 
was practicing four hours a day, I was 
a piano major, and I knew a male stu- 
dent who was allowed to exceed the 
college credit limit. I have been paid 
less than a man doing the same job. 
From these reference points in my own 
life, I look hopefully toward the positive 
force which the new committee on the 
status of women can play at 
Washington College. 

Kathy Mills is an 
Associate Professor of 
the Music Department 



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THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



October 3, 1986 



LETTER TO THE EDITOR 



(Continued from Page 2) 

tion of those photos (in cen- 
sored form, yet) in a book that, 
after all, would be read by the 
same audience in front of 
whom they had bared their bir- 
thday suits in the first place. 

Now, however, the complaint 
is that such publicity is ex- 
ploitative, spoiling the spirit of 
May Day and (gasp! blush!) 
ruining reputations. To say I 
find these allegations confus- 
ing is an understatement. May 
Day was included in the 
Pegasus because it was felt 
that as an event unique to the 
College, it deserved coverage. 
(Since it was also felt that my 
original prints required 



coverage, we censored them 
prior to publication.) I am ge- 
nuinely surprised that the peo- 
ple who willingly participated 
in May Day "just for the fun of 
it" are the same ones who are 
upset today. 

To those people, I offer no 
apology. If someone is embar- 
rassed by the photos, I am ap- 
palled only by the fact that 
hypocrisy can be so entirely 
boundless. The time for modes- 
ty is before you decide to take 
your clothes off, not six months 
later. 

Sincerely, 
Mary Helen Holzgang '86 



Drugs Subject Of Leadership Dinner 



Bell Faces Drug Charges 



by Harris Whitbeck 

A former Washington Col- 
lege student is facing trial this 
week after having been ar- 
rested last Spring along with 
three other students on drug 
charges. 

Charles Bell, a sophomore 
from Baltimore, was one of 
those detained last March 26 
and charged with possession of 
marijuana and possession with 
Intent to distribute. The other 
students arrested were 
sophomore Andrew Ewing, 
and seniors Ellen Hennesy and 
Katherine Bockhart. The ar- 



rests came as the result of a 
prolonged investigation by the 
Chestertown Police Depart- 
ment which involved a number 
of officers, including Chief of 
Police Maurita Stetson. 

Bell is scheduled to appear in 
court in Chestertown today. If 
convicted, he faces a max- 
imum of five years in prison 
and a fine of $15,000. 

State's Attorney Fred Price 
would not comment on the case 
except to say that drug crimes 
were a very serious problem: 
"The whole country is ex- 
periencing a (drug) epidemic 
that is very, very serious." 



by Audra M. Philippon 
Tuesday evening, President 
Cater and the Deans called 
together a large group of stu- 
dent leaders to discuss the pro- 
blem of drugs on campus. Resi- 
dent Assistants, Peer Ad- 
visors, fraternity and sorority 
heads, the Executive Board of 
the SGA, and the members of 
the leadership council were all 
invited. Over dinner in Hynson 
Lounge, students listened to 
several presentations regar- 
ding the College's position on 
drug use and the potential legal 
ramifications of drug use. 

"I thought I would be in sad 
neglect of my duty if I didn't do 
everything I could to increase 
awareness. ..the College is not 
a sanctuary. ..the forces of law 
and order have the same ac- 
cess on campus as they do off," 
said Cater. The purpose of the 
meeting, according to Dean of 
Students, Maureen Mclntire, 
was to increase student 
awareness of the drug pro- 
blem, and to encourage student 
leaders to spread the message 
that the College is concerned 
for the well-being of its 
students. 



Tfom't&t&epa* 



I 

I would like to start-off by ex- 
tending a special "THANK 
YOU" to all the W.C.D.S. 
workers, fulltime, part time, 
and students, for a great job in 
maintaining a sanitary and 
neat kitchen and Dining Hall. 

The diligent employees of the 
W.C.D.S. go to great lengths to 
ensure that the meals are 
prepared and served in the 
most sanitary way possible 
and the equipment, floors, 
work and eating areas are kept 
clean. 

On Monday, the W.C.D.S. 
received a score of 96 (out of a 
possible 100) on a routine 
health inspection. This superb 
score reflects the high stan- 
dards of management and care 
exercised in the running of the 
W.C.D.S. 

Hope you all enjoyed the 
"Middle East Dinner" 
Wednesday night. I thought the 
dishes were all delicious. 



SGA CUpboardi 



by Christopher Foley 
SGA Secretary 

The SGA Senate held its first 
meeting on Monday, 
September 29th. The meeting 
was well attended by students 
who do not hold office and, 
armed with their copies of the 
Student Constitution, they 
helped clarify the confusion 
surrounding some of the issues 
on the agenda. As a result of 
this meeting, the Senate was 
able to approve the nomina- 
tions for both the Student 
Judicial Board and College 
committees. The chairman of 
standing Senate committees 



"We are concerned about 
what we hear about drug use 
on campus. My feeling is that if 
we have any number of 
students experiencing 
academic or social difficulty ... 
we do have a problem — and we 
do," said Mclntire. 

One of the first speakers, 
State Attorney for Kent Coun- 
ty, Fred Price, outlined the 
present penalties for the 
possession and distribution of 
controlled dangerous 
substances (CDS), as the law 
refers to the kind of drugs most 
likely to be present at 
Washington College - mara- 
juana, cocaine, PCP, and LSD. 
Price reminded students that 
they are not immune from the 
law just because they live on 
campus. Chestertown Police 
investigations have led to four 
student arrests at the College 
in the past two years. Two of 
those students have already 
served time in the State 
Penitentiary in Baltimore. 

"I thought Fred Price was 
duly scary," commented 
Associate Dean of the College 
Alice Berry. 

Cater admitted in his talk 



that "once you've said it, it's 
kind of hard to find new ways 
to say the same thing." How to 
get the adrninistration's poini 
of concern and caring across to 
students was a problem voiced 
during the meeting. Todd 
Delpriore, RA in Kent house, 
had mixed feelings about the 
dinner. "I think it (the pro- 
gram) was very intersting. 
The general idea of campus- 
wide participation was a good 
idea, but I don't know what the 
proper approach (to students) 
would be." 

What constitutes a drug pro- 
blem differed among students 
in the audience, too. Somerset 
RA Demetri Zeferos doesn't 
think there is a problem, "at 
least not as much as last year. 
I think a lot of people are really 
scared since the people got ar- 
rested last year and went to 
prison." Lynn Burns, Peer Ad- 
visor, agreed: "if there is one 
(a problem), it's not visible to 
me." But she added, 
"Especially now that kids are 
living off-campus, the 
awareness of drugs and alcohol 
— especially drunk driving - 
is a good idea." 



.. t paldfor.bviheWCDS . 

Next Thursday, October 9th, 
there is going to be a "New 
England Lobster and Steak 
Jamboree." Those coming to 
dinner that night will have 
their choice of either a 1% lb. 
whole Lobster or a 10 oz. New 
York Strip Steak. The cost for 
this dinner will be $5.75 for off- 
board students, 50 cents for 
students with a 5-meal ticket, 
and no additional charge to 
boarding students. I know this 
is going to be one sumptuous 
feast. Make plans to come and 
enjoy! 

Speaking of attending meals, 
I would like to remind all of you 
who frequent the dining hall to 
please bus your tables. The 
dishroom crews will greatly 
appreciate your efforts. Well, I 
guess I'd better get back to the 
kitchen. I have a new recipe for 
applesauce, oatmeal cookies. 
I'll let you know how they turn 
out! 

Until next week.. .MOM. 



How five minutes 
can change the way 




were nominated and approved 
as well. They are: Kevin 
Lauricella (Food Service Com- 
mittee), Tom Steele (Facilities 
Committee), and Perry Finney 
(Elections Committee). 

The SGA Homecoming Bash 
plans are progressing 
smoothly. Scheduled to appear 
at the Bash are Nick Flick and 
the Projectors, who will be 
opening for Hege V. and the 
Bijous, a well-known band 
from the Virginia-North 
Carolina area. Be sure to note 
this event on your calendar for 
the weekend of October 17-19th. 
You won't want to miss it. 



Think of what you 
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FEATURES 



THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



Page 5 



Emporium Offers Style for Less 




photo by J. M. Fragom 



illlng men's and women's secon- 
Ihand apparel, the Cross Street Em- 
lorium is opening from 10-5 Tuesday 
hrotigh Friday and from 10-3 on 
laturday. College students can 
sceive a 20% discount through the 
nit three weeks by presenting their 



by Andrea E. Kehoe 
Clothing from coats to 
dresses to lingerie crowds the 
three rooms of the Cross Street 
Emporium, a consignment 
shop located across from the 
A&P. 

"We're just loaded down 
with fall and winter items," 
said manager Karen Somerville- 
Smith. 

She and owner Emma 
Shivers select clothing, ac- 
cessories, and even such items 
as drapes and tablecloths from 
approximately 1200 consigners 
- the owners of the articles 
who receive fifty per cent of the 
price. This price is determined 
by starting at what the item 
costs brand new and 
depreciating according to con- 
dition, style, and size- factors 
which influence demand for 
the item. Consigners pay a 
$3.00 service charge which is 
automatically deducted from 
their first sales check. The only 
other charge to consigners is 
one dollar per seasonal 
change. 

Merchandise includes 
blazers and a large selection of 
wool sweaters in a range of 
sizes. Only a few children's 
items are carried to avoid com- 



petition with The Children's 
Exchange, a consignment 
show downtown, and women's 
clothes predominate. 

"We women always 
dominate when it comes to 
clothes," said Smith, pointing 
out that many of the men's 
items are purchased by women 
who like a more tailored look. 

Also available are vintage 
style cocktail dresses and tux- 
edos, and sweaters. Such ac- 
cessories as belts, scarves, 
gloves, shoes, purses, and a 
"crazy collection of neckties 
for Halloween" can also be 
found, she said. 

"We need to have an eye for 
style. We want to emphasize 
quality and design and styles 
for college students," she ex- 
plained. 

Among the brand names at 
the Emporium are Woolrich, 
LL Bean, Evan Picone, Foren- 
za, Lanz, Calvin Klein, JH Col- 
lectables, Pendleton, Levi's, 
Lee's and Osh Kosh B'Gosh. 

Smith estimated that 35% of 
the items were never previous- 
ly worn more than once or 
twice. Prices range from 50 
cents to 50 dollars, with two f ur 
coats currently in stock mark- 
ed over $100. 



"We're also negotiable," she 
said, explaining that while $100 
usually buys one outfit retail, it 
can bring two bags of clothing 
at the Cross Street Emporium. 

Currently in stock are a 
man's cashmere overcoat 
marked at $65 from a retail 
price of around $250, and a 
Hungry Pallet dress for $40 
rather than the original $250. A 
Thai silk dress, priced at $40, 
"is original no matter what you 
do," said Smith. 



People don't know what to 
do with things that are too good 
to throw away," she said. 

To control the deluge, some 
clothing is stored in a side 
room and consigners are on an 
appointment schedule to bring 
things in. New items are put 
out each day. 

Smith said many college 
students are consigners and 
customers at the store. A twen- 
ty percent discount with 



'People don't know what 
to do with things that are 
too good to throw away." 



"Right now we're in a stage 
where what you wear just 
doesn't matter if you feel good 
and are comfortable with it. 
You can be who you want to 
be," she said. 

Smith said she has noticed a 
rapid increase in consignments 
and sales in the last few months, 
a trend attributed to the lack of 
Salvation Army boxes. 



presentation of college ID 
through about the third week of 
October is expected to increase 
sales. 

She encouraged students to 
visit the Emporium for Hallo- 
ween costumes or Birthday 
Ball apparel. 

"Come in and make yourself 
over." 



Is Bartending In Your Future? 



by Andrea E. Kehoe 

Certain questions have 
lagued philosophers for cen- 
iries: Does God exist? Are 
uman beings obligated to 
»Uow a moral law? Is a liberal 
its education worth a hill of 
earis, after all? 

Of all college students, only 
eniors, who are faced with the 
respect of graduation, ponder 
l» latter question as they 
wry whether their education 
nil land them a job and pro- 
jde them with the necessities 
yuppie life, things like 
»eign made tennis shoes and 
toe meals at vegetarian 
estaurants. 



off the cuff 



Despite those nasty rumors 
■« the majority of the manual 
'"orers on the Eastern Shore 

»» grads < a few who 
anted to travel became 
"grant workers instead), the 
|°P'e in Admissions and 
«eer Development will re- 
™" d you that not all former 
'"Gents are toiling in the sun 
^waiting in a bread line. In 
r»»! Lou is Goldstein, 
gland's Comptroller and 
eenairman of WC's Board of 
' s 'tors and Governors, 
.Wuated from this fine in- 
gmhon, and Linda Hamilton, 
I .,-? ss "> sucn classic films 
B| a £ Terminator" and 
urn. . Moon Rising," took 
™ie classes here. 



Don't despair if politics and 
acting aren't among your 
talents; WC grads are well 







■"- r-, 



students here apt bartenders 
and familiarity with the col- 
lege grapevine is the best 
preparation for any future 
gossip columnist. For those 
who'd like to remain on the 
Eastern Shore, there are 
always jobs for people skilled 
at picking crabs or embroider- 
ing ducks on clothes. 

Even with career possibilities 
such as these, some majors 
still harbor concerns about 
their future prospects. The op- 
portunities are dazzling for 
them, too. 

English majors, for exam- 
ple, become annoyed when 
always asked if they plan to 
teach but can take heart in the 
fact they are the only con- 
sumers able to recognize the 
symbolism to be found in the 
directions on bottles of clean- 
ing products. They can look 
forward to a job working for a 
former business major whose 



Also at risk in the Job market 
are Art majors, who can earn a 
living teaching ceramics to 
bored housewives or can open 
a store that sells only black 
clothing. They won't worry 
about making a great deal of 
money as long as they can 
smoke a lot and criticize the 
Establishment. 

While philosophy majors 
realize they are also 
deadweight on the job market, 
they take an existentialist view 



and question the whole purpose 
of getting a job. Secretly, 
though, they harbor grandiose 
ambitions and eventually 
become syndicated political col- 
umnists, where they will make 
allusions only other philosophy 
majors can understand. 

For those who can't envision 
themselves in any of these 
careers and who can't even 
land a job making Big Macs, 
one option remains: grad 
school. 



n ..aiir;^t V„- -«. ., former business major whosi 

qualified lor other exciting memos they will secretly cor- 

Uonal WC weekends make nouns and verbs agree. 



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Page 6 



THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



SPORTS 



Soccer Stays Intense 



by John Bodar 

It's frustrating for both 
coaches and players to lose a 
game 2-0 in which they are the 
underdog, but it can be even 
more frustrating when their 
team struggles for a 1-1 tie in a 
game in which they are the 
favorite. 

This was the story for WC 
soccer this past week as they 
lost 2-0 to Franklin and Mar- 
shall College, and tied 1-1 
against St. Mary's College. 

Senior captain Pat 
McManamin explained, "We 
tend to play according to the 
caliber of our opponents. We 
seem to rise to the occasion 
against strong teams, but to 
weaker teams we lose the style 
of our game." 

Saturday, September 24, the 
Sho'men literally went "head 
to head" against the powerful 
Franklin and Marshall team, 
but despite a gallant effort, the 
Sho'men lost, 2-0. 

Though the scoreboard 
reminded them of their loss, 
the WC soccer team left the 
field with a positive attitude. In 
recent years, Franklin and 
Marshall have dominated the 
Shoremen, winning games by a 
seven or eight goal margin, but 
this time the Shoremen were 
determined to give F&M all 
they could handle. 

Through the intense physical 
battle, the Sho'men never let 
up, the hard physical play 
almost resulting in a bench- 
clearing brawl at one point. 

Early in the second half, with 
F&M leading 1-0, the Shoremen 
suffered the biggest blow of the 
game when a controversial call 
by the referee denied the 
Shoremen of a goal. 

Cross Country 
Improving 

by Mike Jenkins 

The Washington College 
Cross Country team is "slowly, 
but surely getting better," 
stated Coach Don Chatellier. 
The Sho'men ran against 
Washington and Lee and Mary 
Washington Saturday, 
September 27th. 

The meet proved to be a 
challenging one for the seven 
man team as they placed third. 
One of the obstacles they had to 
overcome was the hilly course, 
which is unfamiliar to the 
Chestertown area; but 
Chatellier claims "the team 
ran reasonably well." 

More importantly is the 
spirit of competition in cross 
country at Washington College. 
The Sho'men compete with two 
and three teams at a time to 
gain experience and give in- 
dividuals more incentive to 
push themselves harder. "The 
more congested the race, the 
better the chances are to im- 
prove," said Chatellier. 

The next meet will be held 
Saturday October 4th against 
Lynchburg, Virginia State 
University, and Virginia Com- 
monwealth University at Lyn- 
chburg. 



Forward Jon Larson had in- 
tercepted a pass from the F&M 
goalie to his sweeperback, and 
scored on the open net. The 
referee ruled that the ball had 
not left the penalty area, and 
therefore the goal was denied. 

Later, Larson said, "the goal 
could have turned the game 
around for us. It would have 
tied the score at 1-1, plus we 
were gaining momentum." 

The pain and frustration in- 
creased as F&M scored late in 
the game to hand the shoremen 
a heartbreaking 2-0 defeat. 

For WC, the situation 
worsened as they were held to 
a 1-1 tie with St. Mary's College 
on Tuesday, September 30th. 

Coach Bowman stated, "We 
didn't challenge for head balls 
and we failed to put together 
consistent successful passes." 

The Shoremen did score mid- 
way through the first half when 
Tom Bowman put a chip ball 
from Jon Larson in the lower 
left corner of the net, but that 
was all for WC. St. Mary's 
bounced back and tied the 
score early in the second half. 

The Shoremen did - have 
several opportunities to win 
the game in both regulation 
and in the two ten minute over- 
times, but didn't manage to 
pull ahead. They failed to con- 
nect on two indirect kicks in- 
side the penalty box and were 
unsuccessful on eight cor- 
nerkick attempts. 

Captain Pat McMenamin 
said, "We didn't play, we wat- 
ched St. Mary's play. It's a let 
down, but nothing's completely 
shot. We're a young team. 
We'll bounce back and play a 
solid game against Swar- 
thmore." 

The Shoremen hope to pull 
out a victory when they battle 
Swarthmore College at home 
on Saturday, October. 4. 




pholo by J.M, Fragomer 



Teamwork) Sho' women volleyball met their Dickinson opponents on. the home court Sat. Sept. 27. At right. 
Kim Madigan and Sue Coulter rise together to block the Dickinson attack. 



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by Fred Wyman 
For the second consecutive 
year the Washington College 
Men's Tennis Team captured 
the Haverford College Invita- 
tional Tennis Tournament held 
at Haverford College 
September 13-14th. 

Last year the Shore Netters 
upset Division I Lehigh Univer- 
sity, and Division II power 
West Chester State University, 
in addition to Haverford. This 
year the Shoremen successful- 
ly defended their title by 
shutting-out host Haverford 9- 
0, ripping MAC Southwest 
champion Franklin & Marshall 
8-1, and trimming Division I 
Villanova University 6-3. 

In all 3 matches, the 
Shoremen clinched their vic- 
tories after the singles com- 
petition. WC's "top 6" — Ale- 
jandro Hernandez, Claudio 
Gonzalez, David Marshall, 
Ross Coleman, Rich Phoebus, 
and Bill Shaw scored 17 wins 
out of 18 singles matches. Col- 
eman, Phoebus, and Shaw 
never dropped a set in all three 
of their matches. Hernandez 
was the only one to lose a 
match. The senior All- 
American fell to Villanova's 
Mike Rouse 6-4, 1-6, 6-2. Gon- 
zalez was a three-set winner 
over Haverford's Bruce Ber- 
que, and Marshall needed only 
three sets to drop Greg Acker- 
man of Villanova. 



Having only one week to 
savor their triumphs at Haver- 
ford, the netters resumed their 
fall campaign by crossing the 
Chesapeake Bay on Tuesday 
September 23 to battle the 
Naval Academy in Annapolis. 

Alejandro Hernandez stop- 
ped Navy's Kink White 6-3, 6-3 
at No. 1 singles, but that was 
the only victory the Shoremen 
could claim as they bowed to 
the Middies 7-1. Ross Coleman 
was on the brink of victory, 
leading 5-2 in the 3rd set, when 
he twisted his ankle and was 
forced to retire. Coleman will 
be out of the line-up for three 
weeks. 

David Marshall nearly pull- 
ed his match out at No. 3 
singles as he went 3 sets only to 
lose 7-5 in the final set. Gon- 
zales, Phoebus, and Shaw were 
straight losers. The doubles 
teams of Hernandez/Pheobus 
and Marshall/Ganzales suf- 
fered their first defeats of the 
fall after losing pro-sets 8-3, 
and 8-4 respectively. 

After their loss to the Mid- 
shipmen, the Shore Nettmen 
returned home and scored a 
convincing 8-1 victory over a 
talented Widener University 
team on Saturday September 
27. Freshmen Vince Maximo's 
6-2, 7-5 triumph at No. 6 singles 
clinched WC's fourth win of the 
fall. 



Due to the injury to Coleman, 
Maximo was placed in the star- 
ting line-up. The victory was 
Maximo's first of the fall and it 
came at a most opportune 
time. The Dover native's win 
assured the Shoremen of vic- 
tory before the doubles com- 
petition ever began. In other 
singles matches Hernandez 
impressively stopped Ken 
Crowthers 6-1, 6-2. Crowthers 
upset Hernandez's doubles 
partner Enrique Leal last spr- 
ing. Claudio Gonzalez No. 2, 
and Rich Phoebus, No. 4, an- 
nihilated their opponents 6-0, 6- 

0, and 6-0, 6-0 respectively, 
while Marshall had a more dif- 
ficult time defeating the I 
Pioneer's top recruit Felix 
L'Armond 6-1, 7-5. Shaw, play- 
ing at No. 5, suffered the only 
loss of the day as he fell to 
Patrick Erickson 7-5, 1-6, 6-0. 
Sophomore Dave Pikus of 
Milford, Delaware, saw his 
first action of the year and 
responded with a 6-3, 6-3 con- 
quest over Toufic Chahine. WC 
swept all three doubles mat- 
ches with lopsided scores. The 
doubles team of Her- 
nandez/Phoebus trimmed 
L'Armund/Crowthers 6-2, 6-3, 
while Marshall/Gonzales 
walloped Terista/Ruben 6-0, 6- 

1. The f rosh-tandem of Maximo 
and Gray whipped Hoo- 
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THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



ARTS/ 



Page 7 




lathy Beck and 
louse. 



photo bv J.M. Fragomeni 

Debbie Nahmias confer over cards in. the Drama Department's production of My Sister In This 



My Sister Will Fill House 



by David Healey 
'It's definitely not a tradi- 
ional Washington College 
ilay," said actress Debbie 
(ahmias of the first Drama 
Jepartment production of the 
fcear, Playwrite Wendy 
Ifcesselman's My Sister in This 
Mouse. The story revolves 
■ round a middle-class 
household and its four in- 
liabitants, Madame Dansard, 
Bier daughter Isabel, and the 
Iwo sisters who are their 
fcaids, Christine and Leah. 
I Sophomore Gina Braden ex- 
plained, "basically it's the 
Story of two sisters who are 
Working as maids in a middle- 
ftlass household. It's based on a 
Bizarre killing that happened 
In Le Mans, France, in 1933." 
Recording to Drama Depart- 
Inent Chairman Tim Maloney, 
I'it is based on the same inci- 
Bent that inspired the play, The 
maid. 

iBraden continued, "it 
reveals some of the conflicts 
common to the relationship 
oetween the upper-class and 
ower-class and the attitude of 
Pe upper-class towards stifl- 
■"S the lower-class. ' ' 
I Maloney added, "The play 
P°rtrays the relationship bet- 



ween confinement and fantasy- 
role playing — how each sus- 
tains the other. It's an in- 
teresting mixture of 
elements." 

As Nahmias said, the play is 
different. Braden commented, 
"It's an all female cast. There 
are voices of men offstage. 
There's a photographer, 
there's a judge, and a medical 
examiner. But you never see 
them.'' Cindy Curley added, "I 
don't think it's for any true 
reason, there simply aren't 
any men at this point." Curley 
went on to hint at the twist in 
the plot, "There's a growing 
love between the two sisters." 

While set some 53 years ago, 
the play is modern. "It's a very 
stark, bare, modern play. I 
wouldn't go so far as saying 
mmimaUstic, though," said 
Braden. 

"It's a long one-act play with 
thirteen scenes. It's just about 
an hour long," said Maloney. 

The play has only four 
members in its cast. Senior 
Cathy Beck is Madame Dan- 
sard, Sophomore Debbie 
Nahmias is Isabel, Freshman 
Wendy Snow is Christine, and 
Leah is played by freshman 
Emily Lott. Tim Maloney is 



director, Cindy Curley is stage 
manager and Rick Davis 
lighting design. 

Nahmias, who appeared in 
Great Expectations last year, 
enjoys her part. She com- 
mented, "I like it a lot because 
I'm usually typecast as an 
older woman. Now I'm playing 
a younger part." Juggling 
schoolwork and a drama oro- 
ductiori has been difficult. 
"There's so much I have to do. 
I'm looking forward to finally 
getting it on stage." 

Lott said of her involvement, 
"I went out because I want to 
be a drama major. I'm very in- 
terested in the theatre." She 
added "Fortunately I got a 
role, which is surprising since 
so many people had gone out. I 
was excited." The workload is 
difficult, "It's a lot... But I 
don't mind because I really en- 
joy it. It's a fun play." Lott also 
mentioned the help that Beck, 
Nahmias, Maloney, and Curley 
have given her. 

My Sister In This House will 
be performed October 9, 10, 11 
at 8 p.m. in Tawes Theatre. 
There will be limited on-stage 
seating so reservations should 
be made by calling the College 
Drama Department at exten- 
sion 268. . 



CAMPUS CAT.F.NrtAR 

Friday 3 Tuesday 7 



Back Seat Boogie Band, 
Coffee House, 9 p.m.-l a.m. 

Film Series: Double Feature 
Confidentially Yours, and 
One sings, the other doesn't 
Norman James Theatre, 7:30 
p.m. 

Sunday 5 

Film Series: Double Feature 
Confidentially Yours, and 
One sings, the other doesn't 
Norman James Theatre, 7:30 
p.m. 

Monday 6 

Literary House Talk 

"How a Book Gets Into Print: 

The Process of Modern 

Publishing." Sarah Gearhart, 

speaker 

O'Neill Literary House, 4 p.m. 

Talk begins at 4:30 p.m. 



Trivia Night 
Coffee House 



Thursday 9 

My sister in this House, 

a play by Wendy Kesseleman. 

Tawes Theatre, 8 p.m. 



Things to do 
Places to go 

Baltimore 
"Present Laughter" 
Center Stage 
Showing until Oct. 19. 332-0033. 
Walters Art Gallery 
Master drawings from Titian 
to Picasso: The Curtis O. Baer 
Collection. Through Nov. 2. 

Philadelphia 



Film Series : Double Feature Forrest Theatre 
Confidentially Yours, and "Biloxi Blues" 

One sings, the other doesn't New Neil Simon Comedy. ( 215 ) 
Norman James Theatre, 8 p.m. 923-1515, 

The Ca ba ret 
Men's Night Art Blakey and „„ Jazz 

Messengers. (215) 849-0700. 



Coffee House 



Chestertown Movie Theater 

presents 



"BACK TO SCHOOL" 

Hours. Fri.-sun.7s sp.m. October3 - October9 

Mon.-Thurs. 7:45 p.m. 



778-1575 



Friday Night. Oct. 3, in Coffee House 
9p.m. -1 a.m. 

The Wazoo's are Back 
50's, 60's and 70's Rock Band 

$2.00 Students 
$3.00 non-Students 



"'Warm, aware, funny and a pleasure to see^ 
those female energies burn up the screen.' 

»rVtalitf)6 tOtOUT, MottemorMfP 



Entertainment Calendar 



Friday 3 

ffc s<,uarePub 



Saturday 4 

■"n the Park 

^f'ertown Arts League spon- 

£ «ne arts, crafts, garden 
■ "> historic district of 

F™rtown. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 

?■ "8-0416. 

« Frolic 

<*sored by Queen Anne's 

£™y Arts Council. Music, 

onT o 00d - Schoolhouse corn- 
's, Stevensville. 12 p.m.-6 

»•■ free. 643-4020. 



Baltimore Symphony 

Orchestra 

David Zinman, Conductor. 

Cecile Licad, Piano. 783-8000, 

8:15 p.m. 

Newtowne Square Pub 

"Fashion" 

778-1984 

Sunday 5 

A Harbor Fest 

Benefit for Historic St. 
Michael's Bay. Hundred, Inc. 
Hambleton Inn, St. Michaels. 1 
p.m. 745-5103. 

Monday 6 

Robert Penn Warren 

Free reading by Poet 



Laureate. Coolidge 
Auditorium, Library of Con- 
gress, 8p.m. 



Wednesday 8 

Delaware Symphony 

Tidewater Performing Arts 
Society '86-'87 series. Talbot 
County Auditorium. Easton 
High School, 7:30 p.m. Call 822- 
7370 for tickets. 

Thursday 9 

Philosophy in History 

Discussion group led by WC 
professors. Talbot County Free 
Library. 11 a.m. 




Starring Valerie Mairesse and merest Liotard From Cinema 5 



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Washington College Elm 



Founded 1930 



Volume 58, Number 6 



Chestertown, Maryland 21620 



Friday, October 10, 1986 




Off-Campus Housing 
Causes Confusion 



(ih. io liv J M Fragomeni 



Greg Zsebedics, Assistant Coach for men's soccer, inspects the rafters of Minta Martin's front portico. Renova- 
tion of the dormitory is progrssing on schedule and the College administration is hopeful that construction will be 
completed by spring. 



Middle States Team To Visit 



by Audra M. Philippon 
In 1983, the Middle States 
Association of Schools and Col- 
leges reaccredited Washington 
College. Every ten years 
before its visit, the MSA re- 
quires that the college perform 
a comprehensive self-study 
and identify its own strengths 
and weaknesses. As a result of 
the visit and the conclusions of 
the College's self-study, the 
MSA requested that four areas 
of the College be examined fur- 
ther. Those four areas were: 
academic enhancement pro- 
grams, administrative 
organization, long range plann- 
ing, and final equilibrium. 

MSA also gave the College 
three years to strengthen these 
areas, and this week, three 
^valuators from MSA are here 
to inspect the progress made in 
those areas. As required by 
MSA suggestions, the College 
"as prepared a summary of 
changes and improvements 
"lade in the identified areas of 
weakness. 

Academic enhancements 
ne w to the College in 1983 in- 



cluded the Writing Program, 
the Business Management Ma- 
jor, the Honors Program, the 
Freshmen Common Seminar, 
the "3-2" Engineering Pro- 
gram, Academic Computing, 
and faculty development. Most 
of these programs were still in 
the pilot stage when the MSA 
team visited last, and now all 
have been operating several 
years, so more informed 
evaluations can be made. 

The team suggested more at- 
tention be spent on the struc- 
ture of the College's ad- 
ministration. "Particulars in- 
cluded the organization and 
functioning of our Board of 
Visitors and Governors; the 
availability of a tale - of 
organization and of job 
descriptions which reflect the 
actual functioning of the Col- 
lege; improvements of lines of 
communication throughout the 
organization; and the 
organization of our academic 
elements," states the sum- 
mary written by the Steering 
Committee. 



WC Student Convicted 



by Harris Whitbeck 
Charles Bell, the Washington 
Loliege senior who was ar- 
ested last spring on drug 
^ ar ges, pleaded guilty last 
JTiday at his trial in Chester- 
town's Circuit Court. 

Accused of possession of 
marijuana with intent to 
^tribute, Bell was detained 
* s * March 26. Since then he 
Qa s been free on pre-trial con- 



ditions. At his court ap- 
pearance last Friday he was 
convicted on one count of 
possession with intent to 
distribute. He is now scheduled 
for a disposition hearing where 
he will be sentenced to a split- 
suspended sentence of five 
years, meaning he will serve 
nine months in prison and be on 
probation for the remaining 
four years and three months. 



Since the MSA visit, the func- 
tions of many of the College's 
departments have been ex- 
amined, including: the Board; 
the offices of the President, the 
Dean, Student Affairs, the 
Registrar; the computing 
center; the Library; Admis- 
sions; Development and Col- 
lege Relations; Office of 
Finance; buildings and 
grounds; and the Dining Ser- 
vice. 

Aspects of long range plann- 
ing like physical plant and 
Master Plan, various ad- 
ministrative committees, Stu- 
dent life and attrition, Finan- 
cial health, and institutional 
research. Financial 
equilibrium concerns led to 
studies of accounting pro- 
cedures, capital improvement, 
development, and the endow- 
ment policy. 

"It's very ordinary (of the 
MSA) to require colleges to 
submit an update 18 months to 
three years of progress made 
on areas of concern," said Dr. 
Steven Cades, acting Chair- 
man of the Steering Commit- 
tees and also a MSA evaluator. 
"I'm looking forward to this 
visit personally. In those areas 
that we identified, we have 
made great improvements" 
since the visit in 1983. 

Cades explained the purpose 
of MSA visits: "All that MSA 
does is make sure an institu- 
tion does what it says it does." 
All American colleges and 
universities undergo this kind 
of inspection, whether it is by 
private, regional agencies like 
MSA, or by specific vocational 
agencies. MSA handles the ac- 
continued on page 4 



byToniCaligiuri 

Because of Minta Martin 
renovations, the delays in the 
construction of the Hollows 
Townhouse project, and a 
sizeable increase in enroll- 
ment, almost 100 returning up- 
perclassmen who had applied 
for on campus housing were of- 
fered housing in one of the 
eleven off-campus housing 
units scattered throughout 
Chestertown. During the sum- 
mer, the college administra- 
tion reached toward the out- 
side community for assistance 
and eventually arranged to 
rent more apartment spaces in 
three private homes, The Hills 
Inn, and seven renovated 
apartments, six of which were 
renovated through the Hogans 
Real Estate Agency. 

The displaced students were 
given the option of either ren- 
ting off-campus housing ar- 
ranged through the college or 
finding housing on their own. 
The students choosing the first 
option had to sign a lease with 
a leasing agent. The college 
business office co-signed the 
lease. Associate Dean of 
Students, Ed Maxcy explained 
the procedure: "The student 
would have to sign a lease and 
be responsible for upholding 
his/her end of the lease, except 
there would be no worry of 
eviction by not paying the rent. 
This also insures to the owner 
that there will be someone to 
cover any possible damages." 

Students, however, have 
raised concerns regarding 
their off-campus housing that 
neither Student Affairs, the 
Business Office, Maintenance, 
nor the owners of the buildings 
can answer. 

"The biggest problem is not 
knowing who to go lo if there is 
a problem," said off-campus 
Resident Assistant Rita 
Brigman. With maintenance 
questions, the college ad- 
ministration and the 
maintenance department find 
themselves burdened with 
many problems that are not 
technically their responsibili- 
ty; and students are finding 
that the landlords of the pro- 
perties involved have either 
been not honoring their respon- 
sibilities or have been conve- 
niently inaccessable. 

"I had a great deal of trouble 
trying to get landlords to res- 
pond in clearing up pro- 
blems.. .and in one case, even 
finishing an apartment. As far 
as I know, one apartment in the 
Evans building on 200 High 
Street is still not finished," 
said Jim Quinn, Assistant to 
the Vice President of Finance. 

According to Quinn, the 
apartment in question has yet 
to have electrical work com- 
pleted. The apartment, one of 
six leased by Frank Hogan, Jr. 



of Hogan Real Estate, is not an 
isolated occurance, said Quinn. 
"Our main concern is trying to 
get the major concerns out of 
the way before dealing with 
small maintenance," he said, 
adding that "up until last week 
there were still outside doors 
without adequate locks. ..no 
electrical hook-ups in one kit- 
chen. .and bathrooms without 
electricity." To Quinn's 
knowledge, all the apartments 
experiencing major problems 
are leased to the college by the 
Hogan Agency. 

"All the apartments were 
completed as agreed," said 
Hogan during a phone inter- 
view. Yet when presented with 
a list of complaints of unfinish- 
ed projects unique to his apart- 
ments, Hogan refused to give 
any comment. 

"My understanding is that it 
is the landlord's responsibility 
to keep the apartments 
liveable," said Bill Coleman, 
Director of Campus 
Maintenance. "We really can't 
do any maintenance without 
asking the owner," said Col- 
eman, adding "But if any of the 
kids has had a serious pro- 
blem, like a broken pipe or 
something, we wouldn't 
hesitate to do emergency 
maintenance." 

Coleman said that college 
maintenance can't spend a 
great deal of money and man 
power on property which they 
weren't responsible for. On oc- 
casion, Quinn and Coleman 
have had to do maintenance 
themselves due to a lack of 
response by the owner, such as 
installing door locks and cut- 
ting grass at the Hills Inn. 

According to three off- 
campus resident assistants, 
there have been few problems 
or complaints. R.A. Jack 
Gilden said that everyone in 
his building "loves it.. .and 
prefer it over dormitory liv- 
ing." Chris Kane, the R.A. at 
the Hills Inn, said that 
continued on page 4 



Inside: 

Trick-or-Treat 

Honor Society 

Religion 
Hockey Victory 

Tessem Arts 
"Perversion" 



Page 2 



THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



October 10. 



OPINION 



How To Choose 
A Major 101 



An academic rite of passage, the declaration of a major area of 
study by college sophomores signifies perhaps the "true" transi- 
tion to upperclassman status. Everpresent In each newly-labeled 
student's mind Is the realization that now a definite and truthful 
answer can be given to the second most common half serious 
question asked on a college campus. Following closely behind 
"Are you 21?" in small-talk Inquiry Is of course "What's your ma- 
jor?" 

Admittedly the process by which the average sophomore 
chooses his or her major could be the subject of a doctoral disser- 
tation due to the many factors Involved. Despite the complexity 
of the decision process, some students have recently questioned 
whether or not sophomores, when It comes time to seek the 
signature of some department chairman, are making adequately 
Informed decisions. 

Brought to the attention of the Dean recently by four members 
of the Lambda Chi fraternity, this concern will be dealt with later 
this month with the start of a series of Informal faculty/student 
discussion sessions entitled "An Evening Series: Majors At 
Washington College." Aimed at freshmen and sophomores, It Is 
hoped by the students who expressed a need for such a program 
— several who felt that their personal decisions could have been 
better Informed — that It will put sophomores In a more ad- 
vantageous position when selecting a major. 

At a time when students seem overly pre-occupled with their 
post-college "marketability," such a series of discussion sessions 
with department chairpersons, it seems, could help educate 
liberal arts students in more ways than one about choosing a ma- 
jor. Besides informing freshmen and sophomores about the dif- 
ferent departmental majors, the series could also address the 
question of Just how much concern students should give their 
career plans when designing their personal curriculums. What 
role should an undergraduate liberal arts education play in plan- 
ning for a career? 

WC, as liberal arts college, has an obligation to Its students to 
see that the liberal arts ideal is not lost in this age of Increased 
specialization that is a by-product of this generation's rabid pur- 
suit of some mythical yuppie lifestyle. Distribution Is one way of 
ensuring broader horizons, but not as effective as the com- 
munication to students of the real life rewards and downfalls of a 
liberal arts education from the people who know. 

These people are the faculty, and, In this new forum, they can 
help students define what is now vague and undefined about the 
purpose of a Washington College education. Answers to these 
questions, along with the nuts and bolts academic requirements 
of each department, are crucial to a student's choice of a major. 
Thanks to the Insight of a few students who recognized this need, 
we now have a forum In which WC students may better define 
their academic purpose. 



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Hope everyone enjoyed the 
Steak and Lobster Jamboree 
Thursday night. Personally, 
after seeing those darling live 
lobsters in the tank, I chose the 
steak. 

While paging through a 
"Facts and Fitness" pam- 
phlet, I came upon an in- 
teresting little tidbit. Ten per- 



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this occasion, the WCDS is 
planing a Transylvania dinner. 
The WCDS staff encourages all 
of you to come to dinner that 
evening dressed in your most 
ghoulish costume. 

Next Wednesday is our 
Oktoberfest celebration. 
Although all the plans are not 
yet finalized, I guarantee you'll 
enjoy a very festive evening. 

At this time 1 would like to 
extend a special thanks to 
Charlotte Post for all her help. 
Since the beginning of the 
semester she's always there 
when I need a poster done, a 
letter written, or people to con- 
tact. 



For those of you who read 
this article regularly, I hope 
you will keep in mind (or keep 
a written list) all the types of 
cookies mentioned in each 
weekly article. At the end i 
this semester there will be a 
contest to see who 
remembered the most types of 
cookies mentioned. The winner 
will receive a cookie jar filled 
with five dozen assorted 
gourmet cookies (Isn't this a 
sneaky way to get readers? ). 

Well, that's all for this week. 
My orange meringue cookies 
are ready to come out of the 
oven. So until nesl 
week.. .Mom. 



cent of the population salt their 
food before tasting, and ten 
percent taste before salting. 
After reading this little-known 
bit of trivia, my question was, 
"What do the other eighty per- 
cent do?" 

Only three more weeks now 
until Halloween. To celebrate 



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Death Rate Would Rise Without 55 



In 1974 the Arab Oil Embargo caused 
tne United States Government to enact 
a 55 m.p.h. speed limit. When the na- 
tional limit was imposed the highway 
death toll dropped drastically from 
55,000 deaths in 1973 to 46,000 in 1974. 
Since then oil prices have dropped, and 
ffith this decrease has come an in- 
creased clamor for a higher speed 
limit. 

As it stands, if more than 50 percent 
of the drivers in a state violate the limit 
the U.S. Department of transportation 
ca n withhold up to 10 percent of the 
slate's highway funds. States that are 
especially flat and characterized by 
wide open spaces such as Nebraska or 
Nevada have come perilously close to 
losing their funds through blatant 



disregard of the 55 limit by drivers 
there. 

The discrepencies between state 
penalties for violation of the speed limit 
vary from $100 fines with additional 
license penalties to a $5 fine for 
"wasting motor fuel." Yet polls con- 

Elizabeth Rollins 



sistently show the majority of the na- 
tion in favor of the 55 m.p.h. limit. It 
would appear that the public votes dif- 
ferently with its voice than with its gas 
pedal. 

The main objection to the limit (aside 
from the loss of the obvious joy of high 
speed driving) is the time lost in travel 



when obeying the limit. Many pro- 
testors ask why they should spend 7 
hours when they could spend 5 travel- 
ing through Ohio. In concurrence with 
this view, a prediction was made that 
raising the speed limit to 65 m.p.h. on 
rural highways could cause up to 500 
lives and 500 serious injuries per year; 
but around 100 years in driving time 
would be saved. The issue here is ob- 
viously which is more important, an 
hour or a life? 

Recently, House Leaders proposed a 
higher limit on rural interstates if the 
states agree to ban radar detectors and 
enforce a mandatory seatbelt law. This 
agreement will hold only if the states 
demonstrate a 65 percent compliance 
rate. 



This compromise appears to be fair 
enough, but will it be enough? Once the 
speed limit is raised to 65 m.p.h., peo- 
ple might begin to argue that 70 m.p.h. 
is a rounder number and, well, hell, 
you're already going 65 — what harm 
can there be in five more numbers? 
Why change a system that already 
works? This entire issue rivals that of 
sex and religion in importance in this 
country; aren't there more important 
issues out there for true-blooded 
Americans to dispute? Why don't we 
take off our lead shoes for a while and 
discuss something really important 
like, oh, nuclear disarmament 
perhaps? 

Elizabeth Rollins is a 
Freshman from Alexandria, Virginia 



toot rp Should The National 55 M.P.H. 
133 UU : Speed Limit Be Abolished? 




Michael Rudin 

Holden, Massachusetts 
Junior 

"I think it all came because 
of the OPEC oil embargo and 
now we have oil so let's use it 
while we have it. If you raise 
the limit you have to have 
stricter enforcement but 
that's the only difference 
really. Besides I like to stick 
my head out the window and 
make my eyes water." 



Shawn Prendergast 

Baltimore, Maryland 

Sophomore 

"I think that because peo- 
ple already go 10 miles an 
hour over the speed limit, the 
unspoken speed limit is about 
60 or 65. If we raised the speed 
limit people would be going 75 
or 80 miles an hour and there 
would be more accidents. 



Dean Hebert 

Centreville, MD 

Sophomore 

"I disapprove because I'm 
a speed racer and I drive real 
fast. I'm just usually in a 
hurry whenever I go 
anywhere and around here 
it's mostly big spaces and 
there isn't much traffic." 



AmyTidball 

Bucyrus, Ohio 

Freshman 

"I disapprove of it because, 
if the fastest speed you can 
handle a car at is 55, you 
shouldn't be driving. 



Campus Voices 



Paul Henderson 

Baltimore, Maryland 

Senior 

"It's just another example 
of the hobnailed boot of the 
Fascist government crushing 
our individual rights. I think 
it's wrong for the government 
to blackmail the states into 
following a law that they no 
longer agree with." 



by Michele Baize 



Need For Higher Speed Limit Is Obvious 



The 55 m.p.h. speed limit is an idea 
'hose time has come and gone. During 
jhe oil embargo of 1973-74 it was needed 
,0 help conserve fuel. In this day of 
stabilized fuel prices it only serves to 
"aste time and money. 

Proponents of the 55 m.p.h. limit 
"■aintain that it saves liv;s but this is 
j 10 ' the whole story. Recent studies by 
•*? e Department of Transportaion in- 
nate that death rates continued to fall 
Ve n though drivers exceeded the pre- 
sent limit. The decline is attributed to 
•™° factors, namely stricter enforce- 
ment of drunk driving laws (50% of all 
'"to accidents are alcohol related) and 
mandatory seat belt laws. These two 
actors are for more effective life sav- 
"igmeasures than a 55 m.p.h. limit. 

the National Hegulatory commis- 
B «i maintains that an increase to a 65 



m.p.h. limit would cost some 500 lives 
and 500 serious injuries a year on in- 
terstates. It must be taken into con- 
sideration, however, that the NRC's 
figures are merely projection. Once 
more, 90% of all U.S. traffic fatalities 
do not occur on interstate highways. 

The economic costs of the 55 limit are 
also too great. The present speed limit 
raises travel time by 21% from travel 
time of the old 70 m.p.h. limit. This ex- 
tra time equals an entire working 
month for the traveling salesman or 
trucker who drives 45,000 to 50,000 
miles a year. 

Polls taken show that 70% of the 
population is in favor of the 55 m.p.h. 
limit. These poll results, however, hide 
regional and demographic discrepan- 
cies. Support of the 55 m.p.h. limit is 
less than 50% in most Western States 



where driving distances are greatest. 
Is it fair to allow the urban Northeast 
dictate to the Western States what 
speed they should drive? 

The most damning evidence against 
the 55 m.p.h. limit comes from a study 
released by Northwestern university 
this summer. The study shows that the 



Perry Finney 



major cause of traffic accidents is the 
different rates of speeds at which 
drivers travel. The study suggests that 
if all drivers traveled the same speed 
the number of highway fatalities would 
decrease dramatically. Considering 
that 75% of vehicles on monitored stret- 
ches of road exceed the speed limit, the 



need for a set high speed limit becomes 
obvious. It is safer for all of us to drive 
at a given rate of speed than it is for us 
to exceed the present limit at random 
speeds. 

The 55 m.p.h. limit is not widely en- 
forced by states nor is it widely obeyed 
by the public. Instead of inanely at- 
tempting to enforce it or tryine to make 
the public accept it, we should simply 
scrap it. States should be given the 
right to set their own speed limits to 
end the nonsense the present limit 
creates. 



Perry Finney is a 

sophomore from Chapel Hill, 

North Carolina. 



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October 10, 19 8f, 



Philosophy Society Opens Chapter On Campus 



by Jennifer Smith 

Here at WC, there is an 
association whose primary 
purpose is to promote ties bet- 
ween philosophy departments 
in accredited institutions and 
interested philosophy students 
nationally. The organization, 
the Phi Sigma Tau National 
Honor Society in Philosophy, 
was founded at Muhlenburg 
College in 1930. With its na- 
tional headquarters at Mar- 
quette University in 
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the 
society now comprises a net- 
work of over sixty chapters 
throughout the United States. 
These chapters are present in 
both public and private institu- 
tions of higher learning. 



These chapters are held 
together in many ways, one of 
which is the Phi Sigma Tau 
journal entitled "Dialogue". 
Published tri-anually, it is 
devoted to publishing articles 
by graduate and under 
graduate students represen- 
ting all areas of contemporary 
philosophical interest. 

The local chapter here at WC 
is called the Maryland Delta 
chapter. The WC chapter ad- 
visor, Dr. Newell, Professor of 
Philosophy and Director of 
Graduate Education, said that 
"the WC club is made of WC 
students, for WC students." Of- 
ficers for the 1986-87 academic 
year are as follows: President, 
Laura Stevens; Vice Presi- 



dent, Ca ty Cound j eris ; and 
Secretary/Treasurer, Ayn 
Hoyt. 

The primary purpose of the 
chapter is to hold meetings in 
which interested students and 
faculty members may meet in 
small discussion groups-a lux- 
ury not always available 
within the philosophy pro- 
gram. Stated Newell: "We'd 
like students to debate things 
of interest to them." Student 
participation and input plays a 
crucial role. 

To become a member of the 
society, one must be in the up- 
per 35% of their class. In addi- 
tion, each member must have 
had at least three courses in 
philosophy or religion in which 



Global Symposium 



"Conversation on the 
Chesapeake," Washington Col- 
lege's annual symposium on 
global issues, is set for Satur- 
day, October 11 at 5:00 p.m. in 
Norman James Theatre. The 
Conversation continues Col- 
lege President Douglass 
Cater's State of the College ad- 
dress about manipulation of in- 
formation. It coincides with the 
events of the past week concer- 
ning government "disinforma- 
tion" and Col. Kadafi. A recep- 
tion on the Miller Library Ter- 
race will follow the sym- 
posium. 



Several foreign policy ex- 
perts are expected to par- 
ticipate in a panel discussion 
moderated by College Presi- 
dent Douglass Cater, including 
Arthur W. Hummel Jr., former 
Ambassador to the Republic of 
China, Hodding Carter III, 
former State Department 
spokesman on foreign policy, 
Nancy Dickerson, former 
White House correspondent, 
Raymond L. Scherer, former 
White House correspondent, 
and Najeeb Halaby, Chairman 
of the Board of Trustees, 
American University in Beirut. 



Homecoming Weekend 



Washington College's '86 
Homecoming Weekend will 
kick-off on Friday evening, Oc- 
tober 17, with the 6th annual' 
banquet and induction of the 
Athletic Hall of Fame. There 
will be a cash bar and hors 
d'oeuvres beginning at 6:30 
p.m. in Hynson Lounge, follow- 
ed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. 
Tickets for the banquet are $15 
per person. The Hall of Fame's 
induction of athletes will begin 



at 8:30 p.m. 

Saturday will feature several 
alumni sports events. Tennis 
and 'baseball' -contests ' will 
begin at 10:30 a.m., while a 
lacrosse match is planned for 
3:00 p.m. The day will end with 
a beef and fish barbeque at the 
Leila Hynson pavilion on the 
river at 5 p.m. The public is in- 
vited to attend the barbeque. 
Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 
for children. 



MSA Evaluates WC 



continued from page 1 
crediting of all the institutions 
of higher education in New 
York, New Jersey, Penn- 
sylvania, Delaware, 
Maryland, and West Virginia. 

"It is unique to American 
education that we have these 
private accrediting organiza- 
tions that basically ensure 
truth in advertising," said 
Cades. 



The three evaluators will be 
on campus October 14-16th, 
and students are encouraged to 
speak to them candidly. 
Students who wish to make an 
appointment with one of the 
evaluators or leave a note may 
do so through the Dean's Of- 
fice. Evaluators are required 
to respect confidence. Copies 
of the Steering Committee's 
summary of improvements 
made are also available in the 
Dean's Office. 



Halloween Coming 



by Audra M. Philippon 

"Handing out candy to 
children is great for getting in 
the Halloween spirit," says Sue 
DePasquale, organizer of 
Trick-or-Treating on campus 
for local children for the past 
two years. On Halloween night, 
Friday the 31st, professors' 
children and local Chestertown 
children are again invited to 
trick-or-treat in the dorms. 

Sign-up sheets will be posted 
on all hall bulletin boards Mon- 
day, October 13th for any 
students who wish to par- 
ticipate. All dorms are 
welcome to get involved. 
Students' doors will be marked 



so that the visiting ghouls and 
goblins will know at which 
rooms to stop. Trick-or- 
Treating will be held between 
5:15 and 6:45 p.m. Halloween 
night. 

"Each year the number of 
children trick-or-treating has 
grown. This year we're expec- 
ting a record crowd," said 
DePasquale. At best count, 
nearly 150 children came to 
campus last year, dressed in 
costume to visit dorm rooms. 
In the past, some students 
decorated their rooms, 
hallways, and lounges to make 
the walk around campus even 
more exciting. Imagination is 
encouraged. 



an average of 3.67 was attained 
(three A's and one B). On 
becoming a member, you 
receive a Phi Sigma Tau Key, 
a certificate, and a member- 
ship card. Members are also 
recognized on the program at 
Commencement. 

Upon graduating, members 
of the local chapter are eligible 
to belong to the Naational 
Alumni Chapter. This way one- 
time members of local 
chapters can stay in contact 
with the society. These 
members continue to receive 
issues of "Dialogue," which 
maintains communication bet- 
ween members. 

The first meeting for this 
year's Maryland Delta 
chapter, to be held on Oct. 20th, 



will be combaied with an event 
sponsored by the Career 
Development center. This 
event will feature Brooks 
Jackson, now a management 
trainee for E.F. Hutton, who 
will give a presentation entitl- 
ed "Philosophy Meets Wall 
Street" at 7:30 p.m., followed 
by the chapter meeting. Newell 
emphasized that "We would 
like to invite anyone who would 
like to come to the meeting on 
the 20th. It is open to all 
students." The chapter, which 
will meet twice this semester 
and three times next semester 
will, according to Newell, "Be 
student-oriented." In addition 
to these meetings, a picnic will 
be held in the spring for an 
induction-type ceremony. 



Slow Progress On Housing Problems 



continued from page 1 

everyone there was happy and 
that no major problems arose,, 
except that at one point, the oil 
ran out and there was no hot 
water for two days. 

"Progress is moving slower 
than I had hoped," said Quinn, 
who said that for several weeks 
there was little or no response 
from Hogan. According to 
Quinn, "I've met with Hogan 
several times and he has hired 
a full-time carpenter and 
plumber specifically for the 
students. ..due mostly to my 
constant calling and check- 
ing." 



"All student complaints are 
valid," said Dean Maxcy, "but 
it also must involve an adap- 
tion on the part of the students 
from dormatory living to living 
in an older apartment not 
equipped to handle several col- 
lege students with computers, 
stereos, coffee pots, and hair 
dryers." According to Maxcy, 
it has been a learning ex- 
perience for everyone involv- 
ed ■{ we had done this in the 
past, we would know who to 
turn to with each problem." 

Many students, in response 
to the new problems en- 
countered by off-campus hous- 
ing have begun to organize for 



immediate action to present 
their problems and receive a 
faster response in the future. 
The SGA recently appointed 
Tom Steele Chairman of tht 
Student Facilities Committee, 
a standing committee of the 
Senate. 

Steele voiced a fear that 
because it is leasing to college 
students, many realtors will at- 
tempt to avoid repairs, blam- 
ing problems on the irresponsi- 
ble conduct of the student 
residents. Quinn acknowledged 
this as a problem that has 
already come up and one ex- 
pects to have to deal with in the 
future. 






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THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



October 10. 1986 



FEATURES 



Religion Plays Part In Student Lifestyles 



by Andrea E. Kehoe 
"It's something you can always come 
back to as a foundation or almost as a 
refuge. It fulfills a need," said junior 
psychology major Ruth Davidson, ex- 
plaining her membership in Campus 
Christian Fellowship. • 

Since she joined as a freshman, 
Davidson has seen this group of 
Washington College students who 
gather weekly for prayer and Bible 
study grow from three to four members 
to approximately thirty. This reflects a 
national trend of increasing interest in 
Christianity among college and high 
school-age students. 

"Students today are more future- 
oriented about everything in life," said 
Dr. Jim Siemen, the Fellowship's ad- 
visor. "They want more than to just 
look at themselves in the smaller pic- 
ture — they want to see how they fit in- 
to the larger picture with God in it. 

Siemen said the current religious 
revival, unlike the Jesus movement of 
the late sixties, is not merely a reaction 
to decaying moral standards but, at 
least on the WC level, indicates that 
students of the eighties are more 
serious. 

A variety of Christian religions — 
from Mennonite to Baptist to Roman 
Catholic — are represented in 
fellowship, he said, though non- 
Christians are welcome. Wbile the 
group considers the Bible "the fun- 
damental means through which God 
speaks to us," Siemen said they are not 
fundamentalist and dislike the associa- 
tion with the religious right. 

"People like to affiliate with people 
who have the same beliefs, values and 
opinions. Fellowship offers a chance to 
meet others with likeminded concerns 
and interests," he explained. 

Davidson agreed. "1 can spend time 
with others who have a priority in God 
rather than themselves. It helps me get 
a perspective on what's important." 

Although raised as a Presbyterian, 
Davidson said she, was not "a strong 
Christian" until she came to WC and 
met members of the fellowship. She 
now attends the Methodist Church in 
Chestertown and said she tries to ex- 
press her faith through her treatment 
of others. 

"My belief -in Christ is the foundation 
of how I operate as a person; it's who I 
am. It's the most important part of my 
life, "she said. 



"I want to serve my church..." 

Some students find their religious 
beliefs so strong they consider 
dedicating their lives to their faith. 

Senior Kevin Crowell, a history ma- 
jor, once planned to take vows as a 
Roman Catholic priest. After spending 
two years at West Point Academy in 
New York, which he found too 
militaristic and disciplined, he lived at 
the St. John Neumann Residence in 
New York City for a year with 35 other 
young men interested in the priesthood. 
The atmopshere was like that of a 
seminary, with daily mass and 
weekend retreats, but the residents at- 
tended college instead of having 
theological studies. 

His dislike of the city took him to a 
similar program in New Jersey, where 
he specialized in work with children by 
going to a youth center in Harlem 
every other weekend and teaching Sun- 
day School in a parish there. When he 
came to WC last semester, he began to 
doubt his desire to enter the priesthood. 

"I know I loved God and wanted to 
serve him in some way. I thought the 
way to do it was to become a priest. As 
time went on, I found it was not the only 
way," he said. 

Crowell felt he would struggle with 
the commitment of celibacy and decid- 
ed he was not called to become a priest. 
He now plans to teach and coach in a 
Catholic high school and maintains his 
faith by praying daily and attending 
mass five times each week. 




phoioby J.M. Fragomeni 

as something to make them look better. 
There's a lot of superficial religiousity 
now," he said. 

While he emphasized that religion 
should not be forced upon people, 
Crowell views faith as an integral part 
of life. 

"People have lost meaning in their 
lives. Why are we here — just to ac- 
quire money and prestige and have as 
good time as we can? If life is just that, 
it's meaningless. There has to be 



"People like to affiliate with people 



who have the same beliefs, values, 



and opinions..." 



- 



"To me the most important thing is 
to touch God in some way each day. If I 
don't touch him, I don't have a sense of 
being loved, and I run out of love to give 
other people, " he said. 

Crowell said that because students 
are "searching for answers to ques- 
tions" during college, some tend to 
view religion as an easy solution. 

"It's almost a trendy thing 
sometimes. Some people do it almost 



something more than that." 

Though he said skepticism is 
sometimes "a natural human tenden- 
cy," Crowell said the fast pace of life 
prevents people from reflecting on 
their value's. He said college has chang- 
ed his personal values, but hopes that 
teaching in a Catholic classroom some- 
day will provide the environment in 
which to express the beliefs of the 
church. 




photo by J.M. Frsgomoni 

Dr. Jim Siemen leads tha Cam put Christian Fallowshlp lepproxlm ataly 90 ragular mambaral In prayar during their weekly Wednesday maating. 



"There are still sometimes when I 
think I'd love to be preaching in front of 
people — I think I'd have something to 
offer them. Ideally, I want to be a 
priest, but I know I'll be happy doing 
whatever He wants me to do," Crowell 
said. 

Still considering a life in the ministry 
is freshman Bill Kerbin, who may enter 
a seminary to become an Episcopal 
priest after graduation. 

"Nothing is carved in stone, but I'm 
leaning toward it. I feel I want to serve 
my church and help other people," he 
said. 

Kerbin's family supports his career 
interests and parishioners from his 
hometown church have told him he 
would make a good priest, but reac- 
tions from friends have been mixed. 

"It is a bit of a rarity to find someone 
who wants to go into the priesthood," 
he admitted. "It's something inside of 
me — you have a calling for it." 

Unlike Crowell's, Kerbin's church 
would allow him to marry as a priest. 
He has participated in church as a 
choir member, lay reader, and youth 
convention delegate, and expects the 
priesthood would bring him closer to 
God. 

"It is a sacrifice. You have to curb 
your lifestyle and do things many peo- 
ple consider unpleasant, but I still think 
it's the work of God," he said. 

Stressing that he does not wish to 
push his beliefs onto other students, 
Kerbin said, "If they come around to 
Christianity, they'll come around in 
their own time, but I do want to help 
them if I can." 



Religion in Fashion 

Not all students see the growing 
popularity of Christianity among col- 
lege students as a positive thing. 

"It scares me," says freshman Joe 
Koch. "It's like the blind faith they 
have in the government. When you get 
people believing anything you tell them 
or you have fanatic belief, then you're 
out of control." 

A self-described "parochial school 
drop-out from a very religious Irish 
Catholic family," Koch said he believes 
in God but dislikes formalized religion. 
"Everyone should have their own 
belief. Religion is just a way to force 
your beliefs on others. Not everyone 
understands what the person who 
started the religion was trying to say." I 

He said many college students let 
their attendance at church lapse when 
no longer under the eyes of parents, but 
guilt eventually causes others to return 
to the flock. 

"That's how church works mostly- 
You have to go or you're a sinner," he 
said. 

Senior Joe DuBose, a History major, 
attributed the re-awakening of college 
students to Christian religions to a 
"lack of anything better to do. There's 
nothing for people to focus on. During 
the Viet Nam war people had 
something to focus on, and now they 
don't know what's going on in the 
world." 

An atheist, DuBose said he dislikes 
the hypocrisy or organized churches 
that condemn nonbelievers: "Religion 
should be made available to people but 
should not be imposed on them." 

He said most of his peers believe i" 
God but do not attend services regular 
ly, and that many enthusiastic chur- 
chgoers are more religious than in the 
past but lack understanding of then 
faith. 

"They became religious almost o°' 
of social pressure to do so," he said. Its 
just a big trend." 



: 

October 10. 1986 



THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



Credit Card Convenience 
Attracts College Students 



Page 7 



by Kathy Carlson 
It's small, plastic, and takes 
the place of money, can be its 
owner's best friend or his 
downfall, and comes in a varie- 
ty of brand names. It's the 
credit card. 

A person can get into a lot of 
trouble using a credit card 
through over charging or not 
paying bills on time. Both of 
these result in a bad credit 
rating, which for the college 
student could be deadly. 

Many college students own 
Visa, Master Charge, 
American Express, some type 
of gas card, or a specific 
department store card. When 
applying for a credit card, it 
helps if a student has a check- 
ing account, a savings ac- 
count, some type of job or past 
job history. For most students, 
obtaining a card is relatively 
easy, but sometimes keeping 
the bills paid presents a pro- 
blem. 

Some students obtain credit 
cards solely for the purpose of 
establishing a credit rating. To 
avoid ghastly bills, sophomore 
Debbie Nahmias and 
freshman Kelley Darcy charge 
'as little as possible." Other 
students, such as senior Callie 
Sessions, have credit cards in 
case of an emergency, and 
other students, like sophomore 
Chris Koth use theirs when 
caught in a bind. 
Students also use their cards 



Nahmias, and Session, pay 
their own bills, but others, like 
Koth and Schafer rely on their 
parents to pay the bills. 

A credit card may be used in 
just about any store or com- 
pany around the world. The 
Fashion Bug in Kent Plaza ac- 
cepts Visa, Master Charge, 
American Express, Choice, 
and also offers a store credit 
card. Students may apply for 
cards, and the student applica- 
tion is actually much easier to 
fill out than the regular credit 
card application, according to 
assistant manager Libby 
Raligh. Students also have 
credit cards for Leggett's, but 
obtaining a card for this store 
is much more different. When 
applying for a card at Leg- 
gett's in the Plaza, one must 
have substantial references 
and a co-signed. It also helps if 
you already have a credit 
rating already established, 
said clerks Charlotte Ruebeck 
and Jane Scoon. 

Students do a variety of dif- 
ferent things when they first 
receive their cards. Most 
students go shopping or out to 
dinner, and of course, charge 
everything. Having a credit 
card can be a big convenience. 
They are especially handy, ac- 
cording to Sessions, when buy- 
ing "last minute presents" or 
when "going home in emegen- 
cies." Koth, however, feels 
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to buy a variety of different 
things. Georgia Schafer uses 
tier card to buy gas. Koth 
usually uses his to go "out to 
dinner," and for clothes and 
gas. Darcy and Nahmias 
basically just charge clothes, 
and Session uses hers for 
travelling and buying last- 
nunute gifts. 

In obtaining a credit card, 
parents may have to sign. This 
B due to the fact that many 
students do not have their own 
source of income or are 
younger than 18. Some 
students, such as Darcy, 



convenient" because card 
holders sometimes buy things 
that they otherwise wouldn't 
have. 

Credit cards can be good 
things to have if they are used 
properly or, if misused, can br- 
ing serious financial troubles 
to the owner. A credit card 
may be a good way of develop- 
ing a credit rating, which will 
be beneficial to a student, 
especially one wishing to start 
a business or a family. 
However, for compulsive 
buyers, the credit card can 
cause more harm than good. 



1. Bank cards are offered 
through banks and savings and 
loan associations. Fees and 
finance charges vary con- 
siderably (from 12.5% to 
21.6%), so shop around. The 
average finance charge on 
bank cards for 1985 was 18.5%. 

2. If you usually pay your bill 
in full, try to deal with a finan- 
cial institution with an 
interest-free grace period, 
which is the time after a pur- 
chase is made and before a 
finance charge is imposed, 
typically 25 to 30 days. 

3. If you're used to paying 
monthly installments, look for 
a card with a low monthly 
finance charge. Be sure you 
understand how that finance 
charge is calculated. For a list 
of banks offering low finance 
charges send $1.00, check or 
money order to BankCard 
Holders of America, 333 Penn- 
sylvania Avenue, S.E., 
Washington, D.C., 20003. Re- 
quest "Low interest Rate 
List." A "No Annual Fee 
List," a list of banks offering 
cards with no annual fee, is 
also available for $1.95. 

4. Be aware of some credit 
cards that offer "no fee" cards 



or low interest, but start 
charging interest from the day 
an item is purchased. 

5. Tear up the carbons after 
you sign credit card receipts. 
This will make it more difficult 
for anyone to steal your ac- 
count number to use for 
fraudulent purposes. 

6. Do not give your credit 
card numbers over the phone 
to anyone unless you initiate 
the call. Ask any caller to put 
their request to you in writing. ' 

7. Keep your receipts after 
you make any charges. Com- 
pare them to your monthly 
statement. Carefully read your 
monthly bill. 

8. Keep a list of your credit 
card numbers and issuers' 



phone numbers in a safe place 
for quick reference in case of 
loss or theft. 

9. Report your lost or stolen 
cards at once. Most card 
issuers have toll-free 
telephone numbers for this 
purpose. 

10. Federal law limits your 
liability for unauthorized 
charges to $50 per credit card. 
But you don't have to pay for 
any charges made after notify- 
uig card companies of your 
loss. After calling, follow up 
with a telegram or registered 
letter. 

Source: United States Office 
of Consumer Affairs and the 

American Institute of 
Certified Public Accountants. 



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THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



October 10. 1986 



SPORTS 



Soccer Drops Two But Hangs Tough 



by John Bodnar 
With the soccer season half 
over and the Shoremen work- 
ing with a 2-5-1 record, it's im- 
portant for the WC soccer team 
to maintian a winning attitude. 
The past week the Shoremen 
lost two disheartening games 
at home, one to Swarthmore 
College, 3-0, on Saturday, Oct. 
4th and another to Salisbury 
State College, 2-1, on Tuesday, 
Oct. 7th. 

Freshman forward Steve At- 
tias said "The team's general 
attitude has improved since 
the St. Mary's game. We're 
fighting hard to gain respect." 
Defensively, the Shoremen 
did a good job of controlling 
Swarthmore's attack, despite 
the three goals. Sophomore 
Allen Lerch stated, "The game 
was a lot closer than the score 
indicates." 

Offensively for WC, they did 
set up effective passes but 
couldn't pull the trigger when 
they were in striking distance 
of Swarthmore's goal. 

Added Attias, "Defensively 
we shut Swarthmore down in 
the second half. Had we been 
able to move the ball better of- 
fensively we might have 
scored some goals." 

The Shoremen did not suc- 
cumb to their frustrations as 



they as they put together a 
solid effort against Salisbury 
State College, but came up two 
goals short of victory. 

For WC, the breaks haven't 
been breaking their way this 
season. After playing a 
scoreless first half, Salisbury 
suddenly became alive and 
scored early in the second half 
to take a 1-0 lead. 

The goal seemed to ignite the 
Shoremen as they stormed 
back to tie the score 1-1 half 
way through the second half. 
The goal resulted when Peter 
Van Buren went up in the air on 
a head ball and collided with 
the Salisbury keeper. The ball 
popped lose and John Kirsher 
kicked it home for the tying 
goal. 

Freshman Marty Wenick 
said, "It was great not to see 
the team quit. We fought back 
and played physical. The team 
went hard for the ball and as a 
result John Kirsher scored." 

But what was to take place 
over the last twenty minutes of 
the game was typical of the 
Shoremen's season so far. The 
referee called back Allan Ler- 
ch's go ahead goal because of 
an off-sides penalty. The 
Shoremen pressed hard but 
couldn't boot-in the winning 
goal. 




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play throughout tho gome, the Shomen still came up short with a 2-1 loss to Salisbury- 



The final twenty seconds of 
the game turned into 
nightmare for WC when 
Salisbury broke on a fast-break 
and scored the inning goal with 



just 14 seconds remaining to 
hand the Shoremen their fifth 
loss of the season. 

WC will be looking to turn 



their season around when the 
take on Western Maryland o 
Thursday, October 9, and 
Albright on Saturday, October 
11. 






Netmen Win One, Bow To Bloomsburg 



by Fred Wyman 
Continuing to dominate MAC 
opponents, the Washington Col- 
lege netmen scored their fifth 
win of the fall as they defeated 
perenial rival Johns Hopkins 
University 6-3 in Chestertown 
last Tuesday. The Shoremen 
have not lost to an MAC foe this 
fall. Their only defeat came at 
the hands of Division 1 Navy 
last week. 

As has been the case of most 
of this fall, the Shore netters 
swept all six single matches. 
Jumping out to insurmoun- 
table 5-0 leads in both the first 
and second sets, Alejandro 
Hernandez coasted by Sean 
Gelsinger 6-4, 6-1 at No. 1 
singles while Claudio Gonzalez 



,.'.. * ■ - ' ■ 

edged the powerful yet in- 
consistent Jason Sniffer 6-4, 6-4 
at No. 2. After breezing to a 6-1 
triumph in the first set against 
Dave Hannon, David Marshall 
fell behind in the second set but 
rallied to win in a tiebreaker. 
Rich Phoebus destroyed his 
Hopkins counterpart 6-0, 6-1 
and Bill Shaw got back on the 
winning track as he upended 
Steve Chang 6-2, 3-6, 6-0. For 
the second straight match 
Vince Maximo chalked up 
another big triumph at No. 6. 
Maximo laced Tom Fioccio 6-0, 
6-3. The Blue Jays won all 
three doubles matches, but 
reserves Joe Sonido, Rob Gray 
and Dane Pikas got valuable 



playing time. Sonido and Gray 
fell 6-3, 6-4, and Pikus and 
Phoebus bowed 6-3, 6-1. 

Following their victory over 
the Jays the Shoremen knock- 
ed heads with three Division II 
universities from the Penn- 
sylvania Athletic Conference 
at the West Chester University 
Invitational Tennis Tourna- 
ment on Sunday. Bloomsburg 
State outdistanced the rest of 
the field by 16 points capturing 
five of the six singles titles and 
two of the three doubles 
crowns. The Shore netters 
placed a respectable second, 
however, as David Marshall 
won the No. 3 singles cham- 
pionship and Marshall and 
Claudio Gonzalez copped the 



No. 2 doubles title. Millersville 
State was third and West 
Chester University finished 
fourth. 

Marshall bested West 
Chester's Guy Jazynka and 
Bloomsburg's Scott Gibbs by 
identical 7-5, 6-3 scores to take 
the championship. Gonzalez 
and Marshall then stopped 
tandems from Millersville 
State 6-3, 6-3 to take the second 
flight doubles. 

Scoring valuable team points 
by taking 3rd place in their 
respective flights were Rich 
Phoebus, Bill Shaw and Gon- 
zalez. Shaw also teamed with 
Vince Maximo to place 3rd in 
the No. 3 doubles competition. 



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by Drew Elburn 
After four day's rest, the 
Washington College Women's 
Volleyball team (7-5) split 
their tri-match with Goucher 
College and Johns Hopkins 
University on Monday night 
before an enthusiastic crowd. 

In the first match with 
Goucher (4-7), the Sho'women 
began the game with a quick 5- 
lead behind two ace services 
from Debbie Cohn. Goucher 
made a quick comeback and 
eventually led 8-7, but couldn't 
hold on as a powerful 
Washington team overtook 
them to win 15-10. 

The second game proved to 
be more of a challenge when 
Goucher took an early lead, but 
the Sho'women quickly gained 



ground and overtook a 14-11 
deficit to emerge victorious 16- 
14. 

In the second match, 
Goucher was quickly an- 
nihilated by a powerful 
Hopkins team in the first game 
15-5. However, their happiness 
was short-lived as Goucher 
won the second game 15-6. 
Hopkins returned to victory, 
however, in the third and 
deciding game by a margin of 
15-11. 

Hopkins then went on to 
eliminate Washington in two 
intense, spike-filled games 
resulting in scores of 15-11 and 
15-12. Despite the victory 
against Goucher, Washington 
Coach Penny Fall claimed that 
the team, "didn't have the 



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Lacrosse — Eagles Eye ■ 
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j Soccer vs Albright (A) 

Cross Country vs Widner am 
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Volleyball vs Westell 
.Maryland (A) 

same intensity as last *" 
against Haverford.' 

Val Williams, a freshman' 
the young Washington teaj 
admitted, "We couldn't reaj 
relax as a team. We haw 
played since Thursday, so • 
weren't really up to par." ' 
was pleased with the worn 1 ' 
play but admits, "all teams,' 
matter how good, have an 1 
night. Hopkins has impr« v ° 
but that was the first maW>™ 
lost that I felt we could «•_ 
won." Hopefully, the fan* 
winning feeling will return 
the Sho'women at the upc» 
ing Washington Invitation" 1 
Friday, October 10, and SW 
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THE WASHINGTON COLLECF ELM 



Notre Dame, Marymount 
Fall To WC Field Hockey 



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by Jeb Stewart 

Exciting is the word one 
would use these days to 
describe Washington College 
Field Hockey. The team, which 
started as a club only two 
years ago, has made 
remarkable progress. The 
Sho'women's 3-2 record thus 
far is clearly an understate- 
ment of the great per- 
formances seen in the last 
three games. 

On September 26, the 
Sho'women took on Western 
Maryland, a team they distinc- 
tly remembered after a 4-0 
whipping that they were dealt 
last year. If Western Maryland 
was expecting another easy 
win, they were sadly mistaken. 



The Sho'women fought valiant- 
ly before succumbing to the 
powerful Western Maryland 
team 1-0, in a game that saw 
goalie Kate Falconer pick up 17 
saves. 

Tuesday, September 30th, 
the Sho'women rolled into 
Baltimore for a game with 
Notre Dame, which went into 
overtime. Sandie Coulter, Chiz- 
zy Wilmerding, and Beth Mat- 
thews all scored goals in 
regulation. Just 28 seconds into 
the overtime, Wilmerding 
made a pass to Carole Reece 
who shot the winning goal, 
making for a final score of 4-3. 
Coach Guinan cited the "in- 
credible" defensive work of 
sophomore co-captain Kathy 
Kilroy and the great "transi- 
tion play" of junior co-captain 



Liz Whelan as being r „ 
strumental in the Sho'women's 
victory. Kilroy summed up the 
game by stating, "We really 
pulled it out in the end - we 
really wanted it." 

In their last game on October 
4th, the Sho'women 
dismembered Marymount 6-0 
Along the way, Anne Johnson 
scored her first goal ever, Liz 
Whelan and Beth Matthews 
each added goals, and Sandie 
Coulter scored three. 

Next up for the Sho'women is 
a home game against Johns 
Hopkins on October 14th. This 
match should prove to be 
challenging for the 
Sho'women. Win or lose, the 
Sho'women will continue to in- 
trigue their fans and the Field 
Hockey world. 



Role Of Athletics In Academia Undefined 



by Bill Beekman 
tiisisthe first in a series of ar- 
icles concerning the proper 
ole of athletics in the 
cademic world. 

It happened a few weeks ago 
i College Park. Ted Koppel 
nd his band from Nightline 
ame to the University of 
laryland to tackle the 
vergrowing controversy over 
tMetics in academia. Koppel, 
n intelligent, candid jour- 
alist, is one of the best men 
ir this hefty task. He brought 
ith him a supporting cast 
hich included many of the 
urent stars in the combine 
eas of collegiate athletics 
nd academics: John 
laughter, the chancellor of the 
Mversity of Maryland, Joe 
'aterno, head football coach of 
tarn State's Nittany Lions, 
an Kemp, the Unviersity of 
eorgia Professor who was 
red after criticizing school 
alley regarding remedial 
todies for student athletes, on- 
to get her job back after a 



lenghty court trial. Several 
NCAA representatives, along 
with an audience filled with 
students, athletes, professors, 
coaches, sportswriters, and 
concerned citizens. It ap- 
peared that this combination 
would shed some light on the 
problems in college athletics. 
A decisive battle was at hand. 
As Koppel opened the pro- 
ceedings, he promised "we're 
going to get down and dirty." 
Our hopes for solutions were 
higher than ever before. 
Somehow, though all he did 
was get stuck in the mud. 

The issue of athletics and 
academics is a troublesome 
one. It involves many issues 
and many variables, but no 
easy solutions. The problem 
which Nightline ran into is 
that it tried to combat 
numerous questions in- 
dividually, rather than as units 
of a much bigger problem (not 
to mention that the topic was 
entirely too broad for a two 
hour news program). The 
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athletics and academics, but 
little was gained in solving or 
even understanding the 
broader issues. For example, 
consider the question of pro- 
viding stipends to college foot- 
ball and basketball players, a 
topic discussed on Nightline. 
There are valid pros and cons 
on this question. College foot- 
ball and basketball players 
generate lucrative amounts of 
money for their colleges. Also, 
they spend vast amounts of- 
tixne, thirty to forty hours a 
week or more, preparing for 
their contests. They have a 
justification to some of that 
money, especially since they 
can't earn money elsewhere 
when, ideally, their time is 
split between sporting and stu- 
dying. To them, athletics is a 
job. Conversly, it can be 
argued that many student 
athletes already are paid by 
virtue of receiving a free 
education for playing a game. 
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only give them further ad- 
vantages over traditional 
students. Student athletes 
should be treated no better 
than any other student. As you 
can see, this question can be 
endlessly batted about with lit- 
tle or no headway. But then 
consider this: even if we 
establish a grand compromise 
and solve this dilemma, how 
for forward have we actually 
moved? Answer: we haven't. 

So where can we start? It 
seems that our basic problem 
is what role athletics should 
play in the academic world 
The first hurdle, then, is to 
determine if athletics even has 
a role in the academic world. If 
not, all else that follows is ir- 
relevant. 

This question, naturally, also 
has its pros and cons. It's very 
similar to some other popular 
questions, such as whether 
fraternities or drama clubs or 
other academic diversions 
have a role at college. To this 
answer unequivocally and em- 
phatically yes. While these ac- 



tivities, sports, frats, drama 
programs, etc., take away 
from academic pursuit, while 
they steal time from studying 
and paper writing, they have a 
necessary role at college. This 
necessary role is exactly what 
the argument against these ac- 
tivities is: they are a diversion 
from academics. While college 
administrators try to pound it 
into the heads of students that 
three to four hours of studying 
should be done for each hour of 
class time, the truth is that 
there is much more to college 
life than studying. A healthy 
balance must be stuck between 
academics, athletics, club ac- 
tivities, partying, working, and 
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role for athletics within the 
realm of athletics. The broad 
question now, though, is what, 
that role should be. Should a 
students have to drop a class 
because field hockey takes up 
too much time? Should 
prestigious colleges invite 
moron-level athletes into their 
ivy covered halls, giving them 
four years of free education, 
just because they can dunk a 
basketball? Should profes- 
sional teams establish minor 
league systems, such as in 
baseball and ice hockey, to ac- 
comodate athletes who are not 
students also? Should 
minimum intelligence restric- 
tions be levied by the NCAA 
upon colleges as to who they 
can give scholarships to and 
who they can send out on the 
football field? These questions 
are all components of the 
broad question of the role of 
athletics in academics, which 
will be the focus of next week's 
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Tcssem Speaks On Upcoming Exhibit 




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Artist Sue Tessem describes her upcoming show. Pastels-Small Paintings; 
An Exhibit of Works by Susan Tessem. 



by David Healey 
Over in the Art house it's a 
clutter. Bottles and baskets sit 
on wooden tables and wait to be 
sketched. Paint-stained easel 
and stools create an artistic 
obstacle course. It is here that 
Art Department Chairman 
Susan Tessem has her office. It 
is filled with art supplies and a 
little grey dog lounges by the 
door. She sits in a chair by the 
window and answers questions 
about her work and upcoming 
show, Pastels-Small Pain- 
tings: An Exhibit of Works by 
Susan Tessem. 

What are pastels? 
"Chalks. It's essentially dry 
painting." 



What will your show 
be about? 
"I'm going to be showing a 
few very small acrylic studies 
along with the pastel studies. 
That's exactly what they are, 
they are studies for paintings. 
They're finished works but I 
don't consider that my 
primary art. I simply use the 
drawings and the small pain- 
tings to work out my ideas and 
questions of design, color 
structure, and so forth in a 
small, intimate scale for larger 
paintings." 



How big is the exhibit? 
"It's the first time that I've 
ever shown the pastels. I've 



never had an exhibition of 
pastels, primarily because I 
never finished them. I don't 
consider them that important. 
They're really my working 
studies. So for the show, I had 
to go back at least six years. I 
finished them, reworked them, 
so it's been interesting to go 
back in my portfolio and see 
what's in there." 



So you basically work in 
pastels? 

"Yes, Because it's very 
quick, it's very fast for getting 
a complete idea, and the pain- 
tings obviously take a much 
long time. 

Sometimes I really do try to 
reproduce on a large scale 
what I've done in the drawings 
but often I just use the draw- 
ings as a stimulus for starting 
the painting. I make my design 
decisions differently than I did 
in the study. 

There are things you cannot 
do with acrylics that you can 
get away with with the chalk. 
So I think that they have a very 
different feeling. 



Do you spend a lot of 

time drawing and 

painting? 

"Everyday. I work everyday 

usually between five and nine 

in the morning. This is on my 

teaching days. Then I come in 

and teach until about 6:30 



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by Mary Riner 
Domingo-Dimanche-Suntag- 
Jumat. Sunday, no matter 
what its origin, connotates a 
day of rest. A day where one's 
aesthetic qualities can flourish 
in a tranquil atmosphere. In 
the case of a typical 
Washington College student, 
Sunday is a lazy day of 
recuperation until nightfall 
when the burden of homework 
becomes apparent. Whatever 
the circumstances may be 
WHFS, the regularly modern- 
progressive rock station, has 



set aside Sunday for those who 
wish to soak-up some musical 
culture. 

If you're interested in scor- 
ing a few brownie points with 
your foreign language pro- 
fessor, the WHFS Sunday line- 
up could be helpful. The station 
offers a variety of exotic shows 
ranging from the French 
music show Fran Kophonia (11 
a.m. -12:00 p.m.) and Spanish 
La Horn Latina (1:00 p.m.-2:00 
p.m.) to the East Indian music 
show, Geetanjali (2:00 p.m.- 
4:00 p.m.) The evening shows 



are Portraits in Sound (6:00 
p.m.-7:00 p.m.) featuring Win- 
dham Hill type music, and the 
popular Reggae Splashdown 
(9:00p.m.-l:00a.m.). 

WHFS is a unique radio sta- 
tion in the sense that it sets no 
limits on the program listing. 
In other words, the DJ has no 
pre-planned schedule of songs 
fished out of last week's 'Teen 
Beat top 40 list. The DJ uses 
his personal discretion on the 
programs. 

Paul Henderson could not 
say enough about it. "It's the 



only non-AOR radio station in 
the area. It's the only 
semblance of college radio in 
Maryland. WJWU and WCUT, 
the Hopkins and Towson State 
radio stations, can only be 
heard a few blocks away from 
campus. WHFS is the only sta- 
tion in the area where you can 
hear new, not necessarily com- 
mercial, music." In simpler 
terms Gina Braden com- 
mented on "Woofus" (as she 
calls it) variety, "What a 
change from the top 40 gak- 
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How did you come to 
do the art work for 
Robert Day's new book, 
The Four Wheel Drive 
Quartet? 
"He's been trying for yen 
to get me on one of his bod 
jackets. We've only been s» 
cessful with this one. He's bar 
good over the years about I) 
ing a patron of mine. He' 
bought several of my paj 
tings. He admired my wot 
and wanted it on his boo 
jacket. 



How much do you 
sell your works for? 
"That particular paintir 
(on the book jacket) is ji| 
under four foot square. I ham 
gallery in East Hampli 
where something like thi 
would sell from anywhere be 1 
ween $2000 and $2500." 



The exhibit will open i 
Thursday, October 16 in II 
O'Neill Literary House with 
reception from 5-7 p.m. H | 
display will be open 9-5 dai 
through October 24. 



It's 
Pervertei 



by Anne Lindenbaum 
"It helps if your scruples a 
twisted." You may think thi 
Coffee House managi 
Katherine Norris ai 
employee John Flavin sj 
speaking of the May H 
streaking activities made > 
famous here at WC, but this! 
the case. No. it's U 
"Perverted Puppeteer," * 
he's back. Again. 

The "Perverted Puppeteel 
alias John Foraker, has f 
formed here many tin* 
before and will return to" 
Coffee House on October » 
at 8 p.m. The two doll* 
charged for admission will 
donated to a charity picked' 
Foraker. 

And what exactly does' 
"Perverted Puppeteer" 
Well, to tell all would ruin 
surprise — or shock, as 
case may be — but one thiM 
for sure... the show is r 
um, creative. 

"He's really funny," i 
senior Janet Simms. "rl^ hi 
aginatiion show in every* 
he does — the puppets, 
write-up, the perform 
itself — everything." 

"Nothing is sacred," a 8 
Sophomore Ken Win* 1 ™ 
"He's the only person j. 
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11 



THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



October 10. 1986 



Simon Records Tour de Force 



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by Paul Henderson 
The first thing that startled 
bout the new Paul Simon 
Graceland was the 
I cannot believe that 
ivone-even Price's Music- 
'ould try and get away with 
>lling an album for $9.95 in the 
e e of the CD. Aside from this 
jjjtial wholly trivial qualm 
ibout the album there is 
othing on this album not to 

Uke. 
Beautifully put together, this 
ilbum makes the job of review- 
very difficult. What can a 
eviewer say when Simon 
imself tells of the genesis and 
liosyncracies of each song. 
lie album cover itself is a joy 
> read, offering a glimpse into 
ihe creative process as well as 
| chance to see what strikes 
[imon's interest as a writer. 
rely have I heard of an ar- 
il being so forthcoming about 
ie content and inspiration of 
work. 

Contrary to what the title 
ight suggest, Graceland is 
lot a re-hash of the fifties-style 
■ock and roll popularized by 
Elvis. In an obvious sense it is 
far removed from the 
[raceland in Memphis, Ten- 
lessee, as could be imagined. 
ie album is an odd aggrega- 
ion of South African, Cajun 
and Zydeco bands, that 
together, make a body of music 
that is fresh, but at the same 
time music that is not com- 
pletely alien. 

[ A good example of this is 
I'You Can Call Me Al", the 
ong currently being offered as 
he first single. On the surface 
I does not sound as strange 
nd alien as one might expect 
rom the cast .of musicians he 
las assembled: Chickapa 
Ray" Phiri on guitar, Baghiti 
Chumalo on bass, and Adrian 
lelew doing his usual wierd- 
ess on the guitar synthesizer. 




Paul Simon's Graceland contains an 
jun. and Zydeco music. 

There is an uncomfortable sen- 
sation jarring as the wonderful 
African rhythms are jammed- 
up against the blocky 
American R&B horns. Right 
away, though, there is that 
wonderful tone in the bass 
playing and the guitar. 
Something intangibly African 
about it. 

If you had to look for African 
influence on "You Can Call Me 
Al", you wouldn't have to look 
hard to find it on "Homeless", 
a song that may well be the 
albums tour de force. This 
song, sung completely acap- 
pella in English and Zulu, is co- 
written by Simon and Joseph 
Shabalala-the composer and 
lead sjnger with hadysmith 
Black Marhbazo . There is a 
great depth of feeling in this 
song that, despite the bleak, 
despairing lyrics, (Homeless, 
homeless/Moonlight sleeping 
on a midnight lake) is also 



odd aggregation of South African, Ca 

tempered with a redemptive 
quality coming no doubt from 
the Gospel singing background 
of the group. The deep 
sonorous effect of the 
Ladysmith Black Mamboza 
singers is only hightened by 
Simon's own throaty whisper. 

Another song that starts out 
with a similarly beautiful 
meshing of these two styles is 
"Diamonds on the Soles of Her 
Shoes". Here too there is that 
wonderful interplay of sounds 
that adds to the lyrics in a way 
that instruments cannot. That 
is why it is so disconcerting 
when half way through the 
song he abruptly drops this and 
begins with what now sounds 
like a fairly ordinary song. It is 
not, however, arid is' powered 
in a large part by the brilliant 
bass playing of Khumalo. 

In addition to the South 
African influence on the 




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album, is the Cajun. "That 
Was Your Mother" is a perfect 
example of the wedding of the 
southern Louisianna good-time 
music with Simon's own nar- 
rative style of song writing. 
The result here is a collabora- 
tion between Simon and Good 
Rockin' Dopsie and the 
Twisters that, sounds much 
like a Cajun version of Johnny 
B. Goode, with an accordian in- 
stead of a guitar. 

The use of an accordian is 
also employed by Simon in an 
ironic way. In "The Boy in the 
Bubble", the Irony in the lyrics 
is reflected by the use of the ac- 
cordian. It is difficult to keep a 
serious attitude about lyrics 
dealing with fairly grim 
political realities while listen- 
ing to an accordian-an instru- 
ment that will never be accus- 
ed of being sombre or grim. 
The refrain of "These are the 
days of miracle and / wonder" 
juxtaposed against a song 
about bombs in baby car- 
riages, makes one hope for the 
levity of an accordian. 

There is a dicotomy between 
the lyrics and the music of 
Graceland but it never 
becomes a problem. The music 
itself is always fresh and infec- 
tious and the lyrics (with a few 
exceptions) are generally 
upbeat, much more so than his 
last, largely confessional 
album Hearts and Bones . 
The title track "Graceland" 
contains a bit of the 
autobiographical element of 
Hearts and Bones but there is 
also a joyous feeling that is 
almost impossible to miss. He 
sings: "But I have reason to 
believe. We all will be receiv- 
ed." In Graceland , we know 
he is talking about more than a 
museum of Rock and Roll 
memorabelia. He is talking 
about a state of mind, of heart, 
and of hope. We are glad to 
hear it. 



Latin 
American 
Entertainers 
To Visit 



"Ruminahui," a group of 
Ecuadoran entertainers, will 
offer a variety of authenic 
Latin American music, dances 
and folklore on Sunday after- 
noon, October 12th, at 
Washington College, in honor 
of Columbus Day. The per- 
formance begins at 4:00 p.m. in 
Tawes Theater. 

The 30 member group, which 
has performed widely in the 
Baltimore/Washington area, 
recently returned from an 
engagement in Toronto. Deck- 
ed in authenic costumes, the 
performers will present music 
of the Andean region with 
traditional flutes and other in- 
struments, as well as regional 
folk dances. 

Ruminahui's" visit is spon- 
sored by the Kent County Arts 
Council, Washington College 
Lecture Series, and the 
Spanish Club. The per- 
formance is free and the public 
is invited to attend. 

Spanish Club President Chip 
Schaller added, "Everyone is 
invited to a reception spon- 
sored by the Spanish Club in 
Hynson Lounge, immediately 
following the performance." 

Vice-President Lynn Burns 
said of the event, "It will be fun 
and you get to experience some 
Spanish culture. It's certainly 
something different. The 
reception will give everyone 
the chance to talk to the 
Ecuadorans and find out what 
they do and what they think of 
travelling in America and to 
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THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



October 10, ij 



ENTERTAINMENT 



CAMPUS 
CALENDAR 

Friday 10 

Film series: Home of the 

Brave 

Norman James Theatre, 7:30 

p.m. 

My sister in this House 
Drama production 
Tawes Theatre, 8:00 p.m. 

Tom La rsen Band 
plays the blues. 

Admission: $2 student, $3 non- 
student 
Coffee House, 9 : 30-1 : 00 p.m. 

Saturday 11 

Symposium: Conversation 
on the Chesapeake 
Norman James Theatre, 5:00 
p.m. 

Octoberfest 

O'Neill Literary House, 6:00 

p.m. 

My Sister In This House 
Drama production 
Tawes Theatre, 8:00 p.m. 

Sunday 12 

Film Series: Home of the 

Brave 

Norman James Theatre, 7:30 

p.m. 

Ruminahui, Folklore of 

Ecuador: 

Music and Dance 

Tawes Th eatre, 8:00 p.m. 

Monday 13 

Literary House Talk 

Memories of the Future: A 
memorial reading dedicated to 
Aleixandre, Borges, Cortazar, 
and Rulfo. 

O'Neill Literary House, tea, 4 
p.m. talk, 4:30p.m. 

Film Series: Home of the 
Brave 

Norman James Theatre, 7:30 
p.m. 

Tuesday 14 

German Literature Today: A 
European Perspective. 
Jocken Kelter, German Poet & 
Critic, Speaker 
Sophie Kerr Room, 8:00 p.m. 

Wednesday 15 

Coffee House 
Perverted Puppeteer 
Coffee House 
Admission $2. 9 :00 p.m. 

William James Forum 
Big Brother (or sister) in the 
Bedroom: The menace of sex- 
ual privacy. 
Barry Lynn, Legislative 
Councel, ACLU, Speaker 



Thursday 16 

Pastels - small paintings : An 
exhibit of works by Susan 
Tessem. 



I O'Neill Literary House, 5-7 
p.m. 
Display open 9-5 dialy through 
Oct. 24. 



Step Aside, Madonna 



by Jeremiah Foster 

Laurie Anderson has been a 
mercurial performance artist 
in a business that puts fashion 
above talent. She rises above 
the mundane world of pop 
music with her performances. 
Her new movie, "Home of the 
Brave" is a film about her last 
tour and contains footage of 
her music and performance 
pieces. 

This movie will automatical- 
ly disappoint anyone who has 
seen Laurie Anderson in con- 
cert because it doesn't com- 
municate as powerfully as a 
live performance does. Film is 
medium that Laurie Ander- 
son is exploring and should be 
viewed as a singular work of 
art, not an aggregate of video 
clips of her in concert. The film 
is sufficiently representative of 
Laurie Anderson's work and 
contains some new songs. 
Others, like "Sharkey's Night" 
are from previous albums. 
Laurie Anderson is not an 
alternative music" artist nor 
is she the type of performance 
artist who stands on stage and 
slaps meat on her head. She is 
an investigator of dreams and 
an annihilator of the American 
archetype. She is perversely 
humorous, yet her humor 
strikes you in an odd way. For 
example, as she recites in one 
of her pieces from the movie, 
"I dreamed I had to take a 
test... in a dairy queen on 
another planet," or, "I got 
home and both our cars were 
gone and there were all these 
pink flamingos arranged in 
star patterns all over the 
lawn... and the kitchen looked 
like a tornado had hit... then I 



realized I was in the wrong 
house." The impossible and the 
everyday are mixed together 
in a moca-swirl of illusion and 
reality throughout her work. 

Laurie Anderson is a well- 
trained musician who also has 
an excellent knowledge of 
modern technology. She is 
adept at predicting the future 
of music. In the film she plays 
her violin which is patched 
through a computer/syn- 
thesiser to create strange 
tonality. She also alters her 
voice through a synthesiser, 
destroying the barrier between 
voice and instrument in the 
process. Adrian Belew, a 
guitarist from the band "King 
Crimson " also performs in the 
movie. Together they create a 
polyphony of machinery and 
technology. 

Laurie Anderson also ex- 
plores the medium of film by 
having a film within a film. 
There are times when Belew is 
playing live and times when he 
is playing on the screen that 
Anderson uses to project im- 
ages throughout the movie. 
The images explore the con- 
nection between aural and 
visual art, amplifying the im- 
pact of both. 

This is a film unlike any 
you've seen before, and at no 
point is it dull or vapid. It will 
expose you to the harsh reality 
that there are other people 
recording music aside from 
Madonna and Bruce Springs- 
teen. It is an art film in, every 
sense of the word but it also 
reaffirms the nature of beauty 
in art and it contains a hint of 
cultural armegeddon. You will 
be making a serious mistake if 
you don't see this film. 



Arts Update 



Memorial Read 



Poet Lectures 



by Ken Haltom 

On Tuesday, October 14, at 
8:00 p.m., German poet and 
critic Jochen Kelter will pre- 
sent a lecture entitled "Ger- 
man Literature Today; An In- 
ternational Perspective." 
"Kelter will use his expertise 
and experience to place Ger- 
man literature today within the 
framework of Western 
literature," says Professor 
Joachim Scholz. 

Jochen Kelter was born in 
Cologne in 1946. He has travel- 
ed throughout Europe and 
presently lives in Switzerland. 
Kelter has taught at several 
universities in Germany and 
Switzerland and has lived in 
New York City for one year, 
which is the subject of one of 
his books. Kelter is also the 
Vice President of The Associa- 
tion of German Authors. In this 
post Kelter is in charge of rela- 
tions between German, 
Western European, and 
American authors. The lecture 
will be held in the Sophie Kerr 
room of the Miller Library. 



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by Anne Lindenbaum 

The Writers' Union Motid) 
series will continue Octoix 
13th, with "Memories of j 
Future: A Memorial Readj, 
Dedicated to Vincente AlebsJ 
dre, Jorge Luis Borges, Jjj 
Cortazar and Juan Rulfo. 1 ' 

The reading will be given 
4:30 p.m. in the O'Ntj 
Literary House (reception 
4:00 p.m.) by Professii 
Pabon, Premo and Shivers, 

Alexiandre, Borges, 
tazar and Rulfo are all outsta 
ding Hispanic writers 
have passed away in the lj 
two years, said Profess 
Shivers. Aleixandre, for exai 
pie, was a Nobel Prize wiimi 
poet. The only poet of the foi 
he was a part of the 'Gene; 
cion del '27,' whose conto 
poraries included authors s« 
as Lorcas and Salinas 

Pabon, Premo and Shiv« 
originally wanted to have I] 
reading last spring 
couldn't due to scheduling p: 
blems. This year, however, fl 
date is firm. "We're carryi 
on the tradition of havi 
tributes to great writers," a 
Pabon. Each professor 
give a brief introduction and 
reading/interpretation of tht 
respective writers. 



Philosopher Meets 
Wall Steet 



Washington College taught at New York TJniversi- 
graduate Brooks Jackson ty. 

C71), currently an executive After a mild career crisis, he 
with E.F. Hutton, will present made a radical shift into the 
a lecture entitled, world of business. As a 
"Philosopher Meets Wall stockbroker at Dean Witter, 
Street: The Liberal Arts in his production rose steadily as 
Business," on Monday, Oc- he soon became a Regional 
tober 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mutual Fund Coordinator. In 
Sophie Kerr Room of the Miller 1984, E.F. Hutton recruited 
Library. him for a management position 

in New York. 
Jackson will lead an in- 

For the first eight years after formal discussion on such 
his graduation from topics as changing career 
Washington College as a direction after college, using a 
philosophy major, Jackson liberal arts degree in business 
pursued a career in teaching and getting started in the 
and counseling. During that Securities Industry. Sponsored 
time, he earned a Master of by the Center for Career 
Science Degree from the Development, the lecture is 
Medical College of Virginia, free and the public is invited to 
studied for his doctorate and attend. 




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"AN ABSOLUTE MUST... if 

intelligence is the ultimate aphrodisiac, 
then Laurie Anderson is one of the 
sexiest women on earth." 

—Michael Dare, LOS ANGELES WEEKL Y > 

"A GENUINE SUCCESS... skillful 
craftsmanship and undeniable charm." 

—John Rockwell, NEW YORK TIMES 

"ititirit . magnificent... 

alive and spontaneous." 

— Barr Nobles, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE 

"JOYFUL... There's no denying the 
beat, energy and drive of Laurie 
Anderson's performance." 

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The 



Washington College Elm 



Founded 1930 



Volume 58, Number 7 



Chestertown, Maryland 21620 



False Fire Alarms 
Plague Campus 



Friday, October 17, 1986 



by Audra M. Philippon 

Ten times in a forty-eight 
hour period this week a fire 
alarm sounded in some dor- 
mitory on campus. Although 
three of those alarms were at- 
tributed to system malfunc- 
tions, five were deliberately 
set off, and two are unexplain- 
ed. During the forty-eight hour 
period, the Chestertown 
Volunteer Fire Department 
responded to six of the false 
alarms. 

More than twenty false 
alarms have sounded in dor- 
mitories since September 1st. 
Nearly 50% of those alarms 
were deliberately pulled as 
pranks, estimated Gerry 
Roderick, Director of Security. 
Someone either pulled the han- 
dle at a pull station, or threw 
water or blew smoke near an 
individual smoke detector. 

Captain Richard White of the 
Fire Department explained, 
"We don't mind coming up... I 
mean you're going to have 
false alarms, but this is like 
crying wolf." The Fire Depart- 
ment covers nearly a 17 mile 
square area - the largest 
single area of responsibility in 
the county. 

The alarms, called "audible 
alarms," do not automatically 
ring at either the Kent Center 



If concern is warranted, the 
RA calls the dispatcher, who 
notifies the Fire Department, 
as required by law. Campus 
security is also notified so that 
they may reset the alarm, or 
aid in the evacuation. Even if 
the alarm is false, according to 
Roderick, "The Kent Center is 
requried to alert the Fire 
Department for liabilty 
reasons.*' 

Both RA's and security per- 
sonnel are trained to conduct 
searches. "We don't see the 
need for the Fire Department 
to come up here for every 
alarm. We can do the 
prelimary search," said 
Roderick. Until this week, the 
Fire Department usually 
waited to be asked to respond 
by either the RA or security. 
Now they are strictly adhering 
to the law and responding to all 
alarms as specified. "Until 
they (the dispatchers) come up 
with some way to trust you (the 
RAs)... they've got to send us," 
said White. 

"There are two problems 
here," said Mclntire. "One is 
the waste of the town's time, 
money and the potential 
danger when the volunteer 
crew has to respond to all the 
false alarms. The second is this 
sudden rash of fire alarms be- 



'We don't mind coming up... 
but this is like crying wolf. " 



or the Fire Department. Ac- 
cording to Dean Mclntire, Col- 
lege policy dictates that the RA 
in the building when an alarm 
sounds conduct an immediate 
search of the dorm and 
evacuate the building. If the 
alarm appears unwarranted, 
the RA calls security, either in 
the office or through the Kent 
County Communications 
Center dispatcher located 
downtown. "Security makes 
the second judgement call," 
said Mclntire. 



tag pulled. Why on earth this 
has become a practical joke is 
beyond my comprehension," 
she added. 

"Every time those fire guys 
roll out of their station, they're 
endangering their own lives 
and others' too," said security 
officer Ken Haines, who was on 
duty Sunday night when two 
false alarms sounded in 
Worcester. During a third fire 
alarm that day in Middle Hall, 
an ambulance was delayed 
several minutes on Washington 




photo bv J.M. i i , in 

The approach of autumn was accompanied by several downpours this week 
as students braced for the mid-term onslaught of papers and exams and 
began looking forward to the Stan of Fall Weekend next Friday. 



Avenue by three fire engines 
rushing to campus, said Cap- 
tain White. 

Triggering a false alarm, 
said Mclntire, "Is a very, very 
serious thing to do. This is not 
going to be a Student Judicial 
Board case - it's just going to 
be pack your bags and leave!" 
The student handbook states 
that anyone caught tampering 
with a fire alarm will 
automatically be suspended 
from the College for the re- 
mainder of the semester. 

"People don't realize what 
they're in for.. .not even con- 
sidering what the College can 
do to them," said Haines. "The 
state can do some real 
damage." According to fire 
Chief Bruce Neil, anyone 
caught deliberately pulling a 
fire alarm is subject to either a 
$5000 fine or up to 10 years in 
prison. 

Roderick, Neil, and the 
Director of Civil Defense for 



Charges Brought Against Students 



by Audra M. Philippon 
Wednesday evening, October 
"h. freshman Chris Deegan 
and junior James Hounten- 
pruik were charged with assault 
Oy Chestertown resident Janet 
J ohnson. That evening, 
Johnson and her daughter 
* e re wanting down on Campus 
Avenue, coming home from 
°urger King WhJle passing a 

J° r 8e group of students at New 
worms, Johnson saw several 



objects being thrown at her. 
Thinking they were rocks, she 
screamed to her daughter, and 
they started to run. More ob- 
jets were thrown despite 
Johnson's threat to call the 
Chestertown Police. 

Johnson did call the Police, 
and Jim Quinn responded. He 
followed a student into a dor- 
mitory, where he was ap- 
prehended by Quinn and cam- 
pus security. The second stu- 



dent then stepped forward and 
acknowledged being in the 
crowd that Johnson had seen. 
Both students explained that 
the objects were water 
balloons, not rocks, which 
Quinn confirmed. 

Deegan and Hountenbrink 
face a preliminary District 
Court hearing Thursday, Oc- 
tober 16th to decide whether or 
not to set bail and to schedule a 
court date. 



Kent County met on Thursday 
to try and eliminate the com- 
munication inadequacies and 
to further investigate the 
alarm system malfunctions. 
Several floors, including the 
first floor of Wicomico and the 
second floor of Somerset, are 
without operative alarms and 
smoke detectors. Others have 
been vandalized and are 
unreliable. Parts to repair the 
faulty alarms are on order, ac- 
cording to Roderick. 

At a meeting for the head 
RAs on Tuesday, the student 
deans and the students added 
sanctions for non-compliance 
with the standing policy of 
evacuation. From now on, any 
student that does not evacuate 
the building when an alarm 
sounds will be issued a $25 fine. 
"It's for their own welfare," 
said Dean Maxcy, "It's not a 
punishment." The RAs also 
plan to schedule several dorm 
fire drills in the near future to 
make sure students know 
where to go when an alarm 
goes off. Said Roderick: "We 
don't put the alarms in to be a 
nuisance; we put them in to 
save lives." 

Chief Neil, who personally 
responded to several of the 
calls, was angered by the false 
alarms. "If we have to come up 
here in the middle of the night 
and pull fire drills ourselves, 
it's gonna stop," he said. 
"We're working on the pro- 
blem. We just don't want our 
guys dragged up here for 
nothing. When the real thing 
comes, we aren't going to have 
anybody here to respond." 



M.S. A. 
Evaluation 
Presented 

by Tony Caligiuri 
In 1983, when the Middle 
States Association of Schools 
and Colleges accredited 
Washington College, a three 
year period was provided for 
improvement and follow-up 
study in four areas of the col- 
leges program. Specifically, 
academic enhancement pro- 
grams, administrating 
organization, long-range plan- 
ning, and financial equilibrium 
were targeted for the follow-up 
study. Yesterday, in the Sophie 
Kerr room, three MSA com- 
mittee members ended their 
three day visit, presenting a 
report of their findings to the 
college community. 

During their stay this week, 
the committee talked with a 
wide range of students, facul- 
ty, and administration 
members, while examining 
financial records, visiting 
facilities, and attending cam- 
pus events. 

The committee reported the 
following on the four major 
areas specified by the previous 
visiting team in 1983. Concern- 
tag administrative organiza- 
tion, the committee recognized 
President Cater as one who 
"takes a great deal of the 
responsibilty of the college 
upon himself, and commended 
him for his great concern for the 
future of the college." Dean 
Baer was also commended by 
the team as a talented and 
capable professional. Although 
recognizing that im- 
provements had been made in 
the past three years the com- 
mittees voiced concern over 
the possible lack of com- 
munication between the ad- 
ministration and the faculty. 
According to the report, the 
faculty should be more directly 
consulted in the academic im- 
provements currently taking 
place. The team recommended 
that several steps be taken in 
order to strengthen the com- 
conttaued on page 4 



Inside: 

Blood Drive 
Majors Lectures 

Betfy Scott 
Crew Victories 

Comics 
Album Review 



Page 2 



THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



October 17, 1986 



OPINION 



False Alarms 
Burn Students 



Is it the shiny, red trucks that are so fascinating? The residents 
of Cullen, Kent House, Ried, and Middle Hall will gladly buy one 
for you to play with behind bars if you ever receive the conviction 
you deserve for activating a false fire alarm. I suggest you go see 
a counselor; you are obviously in desperate need of some help. 
Anyone that would repeatedly endanger the hundreds of lives for a 
cheap moment of glory ought to be locked up. 

Did you ever think about the thirty or so volunteer firemen 
whose lives you have consistently been disturbing? How would 
you feel if three nights in a row someone made you get up, get 
dressed, and race across town for no reason? There are men in 
the Fire Department who have not completed their dinners two 
consecutive evenings. They don't even get paid for it. 

While I was wandering around with the twenty other students 
in Worcester in the wee hours of the mornings — three con- 
secutive rainy, school mornings — in our pajamas, because of 
you, I overheard one of the firemen say: "Looks Like just another 
college-ass joke." How do you think each one of us felt being 
likened to you? All college students aren't like you. With all the 
students forced to live in town, the College needs to improve its 
relations with the community. You are hardly boosting our im- 
age. 

What are you going to do when a real fire comes in your dorm 
and that fireman says the same thing again to his partner? How 
quickly do you think they are going to be here for the nth time? 
Your immature behavior may have already caused irreparable 
damage in just that way. How cool do you feel now? How cool do 
you think your buddies are going to think you are when all of their 
expensive stereo equipment burns because the volunteers 
understandably took their time to respond? 

You obviously do not realize that those same firemen that 
answer to your every whim also have real fires to fight and real 
accidents to prevent. I bet you didn't even notice the ambulance 
you detained on Sunday. You're lucky I can't find the patient in 
that ambulance or I'd guarantee you a lawsuit. 

Think about the consequences of your pranks... the countless 
tax dollars being wasted supporting the Fire Department's vain 
responses, the destruction of any dwindling respect for the Col- 
lege and it students; the nights without complete sleep; the en- 
dangerment of lives en route to campus by speeding fire trucks; 
and the growing indifference to life-saving fire alarms. How 
much more danage must occur to satiate your sick sense of 
humor? 

To quote one of the more polite volunteers that you've been 
abusing this week, "God help you if you ever kill somebody." 

A.M.P. 



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News Editor Audra Philippon 

Features Editor Andrea Kehoe 

Arts/ Entertainment Editor David Healey 

Sports Editor Christine Wiant 

Photography Editor J.M. Frogomeni 

Managers 

Managing Editor Alison Shorter 

National Advertising Manager Michelle Royal 

Local Advertising Manager M ariella Ruiz 

Circulation Manager William Faust 

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 



Get Smart 



To The Editor: 

I am addressing this letter to 
those "mature" Washington 
College students who get their 
kicks from hearing the fire 
alarm go off and seeing the 
bright shiny fire trucks come 
screeching onto campus. It's 
really great to see those 
firemen all dressed up in their 
yellow suits with axes and ox- 
ygen tanks, isn't it? Didn't 
your parents ever take you to 
parades when you were little? 
You all know who you are, so 
listen. 

I don't particularly enjoy be- 
ing blasted out of my sleep by 
the fire alarm going off, and, 
being an RA, I don't enjoy the 
luxury of just rolling over and 
going back to sleep. Nor do I 
enjoy having to leave my din- 
ner half-eaten because the fire 
department is in front of my 
dorm and looking for someone 
to explain why, for the second 
or third time that day, they 
have to come up here for a 
false alarm. But these are 
trivial, inconsequential things. 
You can read, on the other 
pages of The Elm, the details 
of just what happens when one 
of those alarms go off. The 
volunteer firemen have to im- 
mediately drop whatever they 
are doing, get into their cars, 
and endanger their lives on the 
road in order to get to the fire 
station in time to answer the 
call. And, in rushing to get to 
campus to be told that it was 
just someone playing a prank 
again, traffic is held up on the 
road (sometimes for as long as 
fifteen minutes), traffic that in 



one instance included an am- 
bulance trying to get to the 
hospital. I'm sure, though, that 
these thoughts don't enter your 
sick, twisted, perverted little 
minds just before you succumb 
to the temptation to pull that 
handle, or hold a cigarette 
underneath the smoke detec- 
tor. 

Nor do I believe that this let- 
ter, if any of you bother to read 
it, is going to get through the 
haze that must exist in your 
brain. Perhaps, when someone 
finally is caught, and has to 
pay a $5,000 fine or spend ten 
years in prison, or both, reality 
will hit and these childish 
pranks will stop. I personally 
would like to hang you up by 
your toenails for endangering 
my life, because one day when 
there is a fire, the fire com- 
pany, as good and as conscien- 
tious as it is, is just going to say 
(justifiably) "It's just those 
college kids again." and not 
break their necks to get up 
here, and somebody is going to 
lose some valuable posses- 
sions, or perhaps even his life. 
Janet Szabo 



Feature Story 
Praised 



To The Editor: 

I appreciated the article that 
appeared regarding the 
Washington College Campus 
Christian Fellowship. We have 
people on this campus who 
choose to express their faith 
and share their convictions in a 
relatively open forum. One of 
the values of a liberal educa- 



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tion is that it opens the door for 
self-discovery, independent 
thought, and clarification of 
goals. I was saddened in some 
ways to read that religion is 
frightening and still seen as "a 
way to force your beliefs on 
others." It strikes me that that 
could only be possible in an en- 
vironment where religious 
ideas are not freely discussed. 
But more to the point, how 
could anyone view a 2000 year 
old phenomenon, with con- 
siderable and sacrificial in- 
vestment in financial and per- 
sonal resources, where the in- 
dividual life goals are per- 
manently altered, be "just a 
big trend" for people who 
"lack anything better to do?" I 
can assure you that the 
fellowship on this campus is 
peopled by caring, committed, 
liberally educated students 
who simply share a common 
network of beliefs and value 
one another's opinions. 

Sincerely, 

James R. Siemen, 

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Sexual Practices Not A Political Concern 



In some Eastern countries the 
government attempts to control 
population growth by birth control or 
financial constraints, in order to pre- 
vent a population explosion beyond 
control. In the west, particularly in 
America, the population is overlooked, 
instead the government tends to focus 
on sexual practice rather than its func- 
tion. Western religions believe birth 
control is a sin despite overwhelming 
world population growth, and govern- 
ments want to control every facet of the 
individual's rights. 

Why does the U.S. government want 
to control sexual practice? 

It must be aware that such control is 
nearly impossible. Does the govern- 
ment fear for our nation's morality 
while they are killing people in Central 
America, and while they are helping to 
prop up a dictator in Chile? Yes, we 
must take Penthouse off our shelves 
because the young men of this country 
will all be sex fiends and won't want to 
fight in our next war. 



Somehow Ed (float me a loan) Meese 
overlooked the first amendment wnen 
he wrote his report on pornography He 
believes the first amendment applies to 
every written document - except those 
that might harm national security ex- 
cept pornography, and except 
literature that contains explicit sexual 
inuendo, There's not much left, Ed. 

The Supreme Court is not much bet- 
ter. Most of it's judgements rely on 



Jeremiah Foster 



precedent, as in the case of Georgia's 
anti-sodomy law. The Supreme court is 
afraid that sodomy will cause depravi- 
ty in America. The view that sodomy is 
inherently immoral and will create a 
nation of homosexuals is limited at 
best. There have always been 
homosexuals throughout the ages and 
there always will be. Creating laws 



against them, with the intent to 
eradicate their existance, will also af- 
fect non-homosexuals. 

Sex is bizarre. It is also very per- 
sonal. One's sexual practices or lack of, 
is not a governmental concern. All peo- 
ple have some sexual practices, and in 
some cases those practices are deemed 
immoral by other people. Why should 
other people be the judge of one's sex- 
lual practice when they are not directly 
affected by it? For example, a married 
couple who has raised five upstanding 
citizens and lived many years in har- 
mony within the community may be af- 
fected by Georgia's anti-sodomy law. 
There is no way one can contend that 
only homosexuals practice sodomy. 
Why should the government interfere 
with a successful marriage? Obviously 
it shouldn't. 

I've been told in my political science 
class that the United States is not a 
totalitarian nation. There are times, 
however, when I don't believe this. The 



government is interested in limiting 
the rights of individuals to preserve its 
twisted concept of morality and decen- 
cy. The Supreme Court destroys the 
precarious balance between church 
and state as it gets more conservative- 
ly extreme and hands down decisions 
The government wants to sit in our 
bedrooms and slap our wrists when we 
behave in an illicit manner. Freedom 
from government is only allowed in our 
private thoughts. No longer are we free 
even in our own rooms. 

To regulate sexual practice is to deny 
individuality and expression. The most 
worthwhile emotions on earth should 
not be limited by a court order or rule 
book. To repress sexual practice is to 
repress sexuality and that is an- 
tithetical to nature. Sodomy itself is not 
unnatural, limiting it's practice is. 



Jeremiah Foster is a junior 
majoring In Art 



Should Government Be Permitted To Regulate 
IIS^LJ-Cj I The Private Sexual Behavior of Individual*? 




Sheila Nash 
Pasedena, Maryland 
Freshman 

The regulation of sexual ac- 
tivity by the government is 
ridiculous. First off, there 
would be no possible way to 
prove that violators are guilty 
and it is a violation of the Bill of 
Rights. 




Dave Morrison 

Gaithersburg, MD 

Sophomore 

"Well since I've already 
had my house screened for 
pornography by the police, I 
know that I'm safe there. 
Consequently, I check my 
every sexual move with Ron- 
nie and Meese to make sure 
I'm not doing anything 
wrong." 



Campus Voices 




Missy Godley 

Chestertown, MD 

Junior 

"No, it's an infringment on 
the privacy and civil rights of 
all individuals. The job of the 
government and law en- 
forcers is to protect society. 
How can this possibly harm 
society? Besides that, en- 
forcement of the laws is 
almost impossible with the 
exception of the few unlucky 
ones caught in the act. PULL 
YOUR SHADES and LOCK 
YOUR DOORS! 




Micia Burgard 

Rockville, MD 
Junior 

"Definitely Not. I believe 
people should be able to love 
each other in any way they 
choose to. It's a purely per- 
sonal and private issue and a 
person should be able to have 
the right to express his or her 
sexuality withbut the fear of 
Ronald Reagan and the Moral 
Majority telling them they're 
commiting a crime. They 
shouldn't have that power." 

by Michele Baize 



Government Should Set Moral Tone 



Just this past year, a pornography 
commission appointed by Ed Meese 
pleased a report charging that por- 
nography degrades women and may 
™se some men to commit sexually 
™>lent acts. Pornography presents 
'"men as sex objects totally inferior to 
j™n. Does the government have the 
"6°t to govern what we watch on TV, 

"at magazines we read or where we 
g> >or entertainment? Maybe it should. 

one reads the Meese commission 
«Port, one will find startling evidence 

dealing the harm that pornography 
r«cts on society. 
„ „ ' rs '\ 'he availability of por- 

graphic material raises the issue of 
fjwg children being exposed to such 
FPUcit material. Cable TV and sexual- 
ressiiS ' magazines are easily ac- 
Eto Die to many children under the 
6 of twelve. Exposure to these pro- 



nographic materials can affect young 
children in a detrimental way for the 
rest of their lives. Laws should be 
enacted to regulate what is shown on 
cable TV and printed in magazines that 
maybe viewed by young children. With 
governmental intervention we can pro- 
tect our nation's youth from destroying 
their moral values. One must consider 
the link between pornography and 
violence. 

Some statistics suggest that men, 
after watching pornographic films or 
looking at pornographic magazines, 
commit sexually violent acts. A study ■ 
including rape victims and battered 
wives showed a link between their vic- 
timization and pornography. Also, the 
concept of the rape myth, that is the 
woman lead the man on, is more accep- 
table due to pornographic material 
labeling women as the aggressors of 



rapes instead of the innocent victims. 

Finally, pornography in general 
allows women to be subjected to 
degradation. Women are only to be 
thought of as sex objects and nothing 
else. This thought is very chauvinistic 
and an unfair way to categorize 
women. In a 1986 poll, 72 percent of the 
people polled wanted a crackdown on 



Bill Kerbin 



pronography. This statistic alone 
speaks for itself. 

Examining pornography closely, one 
can see that not all forms are totally 
harmful to society, but many forms in- 
clude amoral practices and illustrate 
violence against women as glamorous 



and wonderful. There are several cable 
TV channels and magazines that 
specialize in this type of pornography. 
Though censorship is unconstitutional, 
Thomas Pickney and Alexander 
Hamilton did not have the opportunity 
to read Playboy or Penthow -vhen 
they were drawing up the Co-. ution. 
Our Constitution was draw: not only 
to consider one's personal ..,;r;-ment, 
but more than likely to set down a 
moral tone to make this country into 
what it really stands for: life, liberty, 
and the pursuit of happiness. If the 
government does not intervene, it is 
neglecting its duty to uphold the prin- 
ciples that this country was started 
under. 

Bill Kerbin is a Freshman 
from Pocomoke City, Maryland. 



Page 4 



THE WASHINGTON COLLE^EELM 



, , October 17, 1986 




Lambdas Help 
Undecided Majors 



by Audra M. Philippon 
The Lambda Pi Deltas have 
solved the age-old question 
plaguing students at 
Washington College: "What 
am I going to major in?" The 
brothers and their advisor, Jeff 
Chaffin, recently proposed a 
six week lecture series to ex- 
pose the undecided and 
underclassmen to each major. 
All department heads have 
been invited to participate in 
the discussions. Starting next 
Tuesday, October 21st, three or 
four departments will present 
their majors to students. 
Categories for discussion are: 
personal enthusiasm for the 
discipline, commitment re- 
quired of major (courses and 
senior project), and future op- 
tions for students majoring in 
the discipline. 

The seminars are^scheduled 
to last only a little over an 
hour, and all are followed by a 
social gathering where faculty, 
. majors, and prospecth 
had been set over the weekend. Flte Chief Bruce Nell Heft) Inspected Cullen himself with a full volunteer fite and j ors can get acquainted, 
rescue team. Lambda John Kelly explain- 

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series) right away, and we 
wanted to give the freshmen, 
sophomores, and the undecid- 
ed an opportunity to find out 
about the majors and what 
they can do with it after 
graduation." 

Kelly also said, "This will 
make our fraternity more visi- 
ble, in a more academic way 
on campus." 

Dean Berry added, "Their 
point is really valid. I mean, 
how do you pick a major? The 
faculty was really impressed 
with the proposal." 

"We're hoping the professors 
will coordinate their students 
and invite their majors," said 
Kelly. "We figure that being 
sponsored by the Lambdas will 
be more appealing to 
freshmen. That's what going to 
bring them there initially." 

Lectures will be held on 
Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. for 
the next six weeks in Hynson 
Lounge (note: November 11 
meeting will be held in the 
Sophie Kerr Room) All 
students are encouraged to at- 
tend. 



Middle States Evaluates Washington College 



continued from page 1 
munication lines, including 
more feedback from the facul- 
ty to President Cater as well as 
making more information con- 
cerning budgeting and finance 
available to faculty members. 
Overall, in the area of ad- 
ministrative organization, 
great strides were found but 
some improvements are still 
necessary. 

After examining long-range 
planning, at the college, the 
committee failed to find any 
concrete and binding long- 
term goals. Although 
Washington College is going 
through a transitional period, 
A committment to long-range 
planning still needs to be 
made. 

In the area of academic 
enhancement programs, the 
Committee offered numerous 
suggestions regarding the dif- 
ferent programs. The writting 
program was viewed as an 
asset to the college, yet it is 
operating out of a "constrained 
space." The report recom- 
mended that the program 



develop clear goals and a way 
to evaluate student progress. 
Finally the writing program 
seemed to be isolated from the 
academic departments and 
should become more closely 
related to the English depart- 
ment. 

The new Business Manage- 
ment major was commended 
for its continued emphasis on 
the liberal arts philosophy. The 
honors program was examined 
and several recommendations 
will be made. The committee 
feels that not enough is ex- 
pected of the honors courses 
and that a way in which to 
develop goals and monitor the 
program should be set up. The 
3-2 engineering program was 
seen as a way to attract possi- 
ble engineering majors, still 
undecided, but not as a widely 
used program. The computing 
program has improved, ac- 
cording to the team, but the im- 
portance of continual training 
of the instructors was stressed. 
Miller Library was reviewed 
and determined to have ade- 



quate resources. Finally, the 
committee recommended that 
the college's graduate pro- 
gram be further developed, as 
it may be a beneficial program 
to the college. 

The final area covered in the 
committee's follow-up evalua- 
tion was the college's financial 



ted at a later date. Recommen- 
dations include a slowing of 
large projects without 
guaranteed operating en- 
dowments, an effort to funnel 
more revenues into completing 
present projects, and a tuition 
increase "substancially higher 
than that of the present rate of 
inflation." Seeing that less 



"It is important to have people 
come in to take a hard 
look at what we're doing... 



equilibrium. The committee 
spent many hours reviewing 
the financial records of the col- 
lege and determined that 
although recent projects and 
additions to the school have 
been very benificial, steps do 
have to be taken to secure the 
school financially. The com- 
mittee made a series of recom- 
mendations to be expanded in 
the written report to be submit- 



than half of the colleges enroll- 
ment is on the financial aid 
program, the committee 
believes that this will not pose 
a major problem. In effect, the 
report states that the students 
realize the quality of education 
that they are getting, but the 
college is "underselling its pro- 
duct." Other recommenda- 
tions will include new pro- 
cedures for attracting en- 



dowments and a possible pro- 
gram of early retirement for 
tenured professors. 

Concluding its findings, the 
evaluating committee ap- 
plauded the College's progress 
in the last few years but 
pointed out the need for further 
improvements. It was noted 
that the committee saw "a 
bright future for Washington 
College." 

"The review was un- 
necessarily swift," said Presi- 
dent Cater after the team's 
presentation. "It is important 
to have people come in to take 
a hard look at what we're do- 
ing... and these results are 
what I had hoped for and ex- 
pected." 

Dean Baer commended the 
committee on its percep- 
tiveness and looks forward to 
receiving the report in writing. 

The written report should be 
received by the Deans office 
within a week, and according 
to Dean Baer, should be made 
available to the students by 
next Friday. 



Ironstone Cafe 

236 Cannon Street 

Chestertown, Maryland 21620 

301-778-0188 




Forum to Discuss Farm Crisis 



Tuesday-Saturday 

Lunch: 11:30-2:00 

Dinner: 5:30-9:00 

Sunday Brunch: 11:00-3:00 

Closed Mondays 



by Brian J. Lang 
Emerging this semester on 
Washington College's campus 
is an organization designed to 
"discuss problems of national 
interest," according to Ann 
Hoon, Director of Continuing 
Education. The National 
Issues Forum will be con- 
ducted in Kent County and also 
in Caroline County on 
December 2nd and 9th in Hyn- 
son Lounge to examine and 
debate the farm crisis. 

Because farming is an im- 
portant industry on the 
Eastern Shore, the Kettering 
Foundation organized the 
forum for the agricultural 
community of Chestertown and 
the surrounding area to pre- 
sent its opinions directly to 
state legislators, rather than 
through lobbyists. 



Some of the controversial 
topics to be discussed include: 
Do farmers need and deserve 
more government assistance 
than other businesses? Should 
benefits only go to farmers us- 
ing new techniques? What 
should Eastern Shore farmers 
do during the present crisis? 
The forum is divided into two 
parts. In the first week 
members will separate into 
groups of fifteen and discuss 
their opinions on the farming 
issue. The members will then 
read a pamphlet dealing with 
the farming issue and return to 
the same groups the following 
week to discuss the issue in 
greater depth. The groups will 
be moderated by the faculty, 
staff, and League of Women 
Voters. 



The second week is the most 
important. Facts presented i 
the pamphlets, interspersed 
with opinions, should result ir 
refined, mature arguments 
The groups will then converse 
as one body and their opinions 
will be taken directly to the 
Maryland Legislators in An* 
napolis and Washington. 

"The service is provided to 
the community. This is a g< 
chance for a student to become 
involved in a major national 
issue," said Hoon, who is look- 
ing for an out-going student to 
travel to Annapolis with her to 
represent the Eastern Shore's 
interests. "Any interested stu* 
dent should just contact me on 
the phone or through camp^ 
mail, said Hoon." 



October 17, 1986 



THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 




Page 5 



A. P. Numbers Drop 



however, meets only the i ege community is encouraged 

average needs of surgery, ^ participate. Don't let this 

shock trauma, and cancer and B i ood Drive g0 by without eiv . 

leukemia patients. One acci- mg . Sign up durinThuichor lne , committee offered 

dent alone can push the weekly dinner Friday thT 17th sev ? ral e![ P lan a«ons for this 

allowance to 4000 units. Are Strom* Monday the 20th Positive trend: better advising, 

standard excuses like ""ve tnrougn Monday the 20th. higher caUber students admit- 



by Audra M. Philippon 
Associate Dean of the Col- 
lege, Alice Berry, has en- 
thusiastically announced that 
Academic Probation is a 
shrinking phenomenon. The 
College's Admissions and 
Academic Standing Committee 
conducted an investigation 
concerning those students on 
A.P. and are pleased with their 
findings. 

The number of students put 
on Academic Probation 
decreased; the number of 
students removed from 
Academic Probation increas- 
ed; and the number of students 
dropped from the College for 
poor academic performance 
decreased steadily and 
significantly over the past 
three school years. During 
1983-84, for example, the total 
of A.P. students was 
157. By the spring semester, 
those sutdents represented 
12.3% of all full-time students 
For 1984-'85, the total was 126. 
By spring, that was only 10.9% 
of enrolled students. By the end 
of last year, the total number 
of students on A.P. dropped to 
101-only 5.7 % of all students. 
The Committee offered 



photobvJM. F.ogomeni 1983-84 for exai 

Sophomores Sponsor Blood Drive 

by Rachel Smith 

Washington College's 1986 
Blood Drive will be held Tues- 
day, October 21, from 10 a.m. 
to 4 p.m. in the Coffee House. 
Coordinated by the Sophomore 
Class and the American Red 
Cross, the annual event is one 
way the campus demonstrates 
its support for the community 
and responds to its needs. 

Because of its excellent 
track record, Red Cross 
Representatives consider the 
College one of the best donors 
on the Eastern Shore. Last 
year the College Drive col- 
lected an impressive 128 pints 
of blood. This year, because of 
even closer college-community 
relations, the goal is 150 pints. 

The Red Cross supplies 95% of 
the blood required by 41 area 
hospitals - more than 2800 
units a week. This amount, 



never given blood before" or 
"I'd like to give, but I don't 
have the time" sufficient 
responses to such statistics? 

Giving blood takes less than 
one hour. First, a volunteer's 
blood is typed. Then, if a donor 
is eligible, it is collected in only 
eight minutes. After the pro- 
cedure is over, the volunteers 
rest. During this period, donors 
are watched by nurses for any 
diziness. Donors are served 
refreshments and then are free 
to leave. There is a good 
chance that these few minutes 
will help save someone's life. 

Every member of the Col- 



ted, and improved support ser- 
vices. In the last three years, 
the Writing Lab and the Study 
Skills Center have been launch- 
ed; and just last year A.P. 
students began to report 
regularly to the Associate 
Dean for academic counseling. 
"Last year was the first year 
that all students on Academic 
Probation were systematically 
interviewed by the Dean's Of- 
fice," said Berry. "It was man- 
datory." 

Currently, students are con- 
sidered for Academic Proba- 
tion for getting two grades in 
any given semester below a 
"C". Last spring the faculty 
voted to explore the 
possibilities of using GPA to 
define Academic Probation. 
Berry noted that the individual 
student attention now possible 
might not be under a GPA 
definition of A.P. Dean's List 
and honors, however, are 
presently determined only on 
the basis of GPA. 

"We just want the fairest 
way to deal with students," 
said Berry. "My real goal is to 
put myself out of business. My 
secondary goal is to get 25% of 
the students on Academic Pro- 
bation off the 'Associate 
Dean's List' and onto the 
Dean's List." 



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While wading through some 
much neglected reading last 
weekend, I came across an ar- 
ticle about herbal teas. Ac- 
cording to the article, (Univer- 
sity of California, Berkeley; 
Wellness Letter, Jan. 1986) 
some herbal teas are actually 




"lore hazardous than regular 
teas or coffees. The Food and 
"nig Administration states 
Wat many herbal teas contain 
"jgredients which have been 
shown to be partially 
dangerous, such as 
J-namomile, which causes 
factions in people sensitive to 
"agweed or Goldenrod, 
sassafras, which is a known 
J-arcinogen, and Nutmeg, 
"fuch can be toxic when brew- 
«i in large quanties. 



Although many herbal teas 
are good for you, they general- 
ly aren't a healthier substitute 
for regular tea or coffee. Her- 
bal tea drinkers should take 
note. 

Hope you all enjoyed the 
Oktoberfest Dinner Wednes- 
day night. I thought the accor- 
dionist, Robert Crow, was ex- 
cellent and added much to the 
festive atmosphere. 

The HSH Food Show schedul- 
ed for next Wednesday night 
has been canceled. We hope to 
re-schedule it for next 
semester. 

Don't forget the Transylva- 
nian Dinner on Thursday Oc- 
tober 30. Come in your Hallo- 
ween costume. A prize for the 
best costume will be awarded 
during the dinner. 

Christmas is not far off. If 
you are in need of some extra 
cash, we still have a few open- 
ings in the dishroom and on the 
serving line. See Sharon Crew 
for more details. 

Well, it's back to the kitchen 
for me. I think I'll try a new 
chocolate cookie recipe that so- 
meone sent me last week. So 
until later Mom. 



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THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



October 17, 1986 



FEATURES 



Employee Moonlights in Christian Band 



by Mary Riner 

Most of us recognize her as 
the pleasant " cereal lady" 
who stocks and oversees the 
maintainence of the dining 
area, but to the Trinity 
Assembly of God, Betty Scott 
plays an integral role in the 
pursuit of a higher coalition of 
Christians. Beneath the grease 
spots and grape juice stains of 
her apron lies an experienced 
guitar player in a christian 
country Rock Band. 

Scott, a resident of Kent 
County, has been strumming 
the guitar for about 15 years. 
Her peaceful existence on the 
Eastern Shore has nourished 
her faith to pursue her God- 
given talent. A self-taught 
musician, Betty began playing 
for her church three years ago. 
Her spiritual intentions have 
led her to the formation of a 
trio. Accompanying Betty on 
the guitar are an accordian 
player and a pianist. Practic- 
ing once a week, the group has 
compiled a variety of Christian 
Country songs comparable in 
the phonetic quality to the 
home town country vocals of 
Loretta Lynn. The Methodist 
congregation of about 20 led by 
Pastor Lee Rhell enjoys this 
spiritual involvement every 
Sunday. 




photo by J.M. Fragomeni 

A familiar face in the Dining Hall, food service employee Betty Scott spends 
her spare time playing guitar for a Christian country rock band. 



"A Manger To The Cross." 

The Christian Country Rock 
band has no trade name as that 
would defeat the purpose of the 
band to appeal to the higher 
understanding of God through 
simple and more meaningful 



The "cereal lady" generates 
that same optimistic home 
town faith every morning and 
afternoon in the cafeteria. 
Without her dedicated service 
to the Washington College Din- 
ing Service, many of us would 



"You work for the Lord. 
Whatever you can do to 
serve him, you do. '' 



Some of the songs include "I'm Using My Bible For A Silver," "He Washed My Eyes 
such Christian favorites as Road Map," "Thirty Pieces Of Of Tears That I May See," and 



means. In Scott's own words 
she reinforces this belief. "You 
work for the Lord, she said. 
Whatever you can do to serve 
him, you do. Use your talents." 
Replacing the standard 
chorus, the band's uniqueness 
is it= treat. The church is a 
forum in which to rejoice in the 
benevolence of God. And what 
could be a better way to relay 
this spirit than a band where 
everyone can join in and clap 
their hands and stomp their 
feet to the word of God? Scott 
joins in this spirit. "I love get- 
ting together in good fellowship 
playing. You learn so much." 



be eating dry bagels without 
creamcheese and Lucky 
Charms without milk. An 
employee for ten years, Scott 
commented, "I love working 
with the students. It's real 
nice." A gleam of happiness 
shines from the corners of her 
mouth to reveal a humble dou- 
ble identity. Freshman Alison 
Auber expressed her surprise 
at Scott's musical ability, 
"Wonder is involuntary praise. 
Betty is just another example 
of God's mysterious deeds that 
most people overlook. Wake 
up, enjoy the simple things in 
life." 




pholo by J.M. Fragomeni 



Eastern Shore musician Tom Larsen and his band brought a distinctive 
bluesey rock-n-roll sound to the Coffee House last weekend. Unfortunately, 
due to scheduling conflicts with other campus social events, the rockers 
played to a record low turnout of students. Larsen, who has been playing 
dates at Washington College for six years, was disappointed by the small 
audience, but still plans to return in January to treat WC students to 
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THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



October 17 



IS 



SPORTS 



Sho'men Rookies Exude Potentia 



by Kevin Crowell 

Last Saturday afternoon, the 
Washington College lacrosse 
team lost to the Eagle Eye 
Lacrosse Club 7-6. The Eagle 
Eye Lacrosse Club wasn't very 
good, the game really wasn't 
that exciting, and I didn't even 
stay for the whole game. 
'Oon't tell my editor that, 
though.) So why write this arti- 
cle? Well, I'm writing the arti- 
cle because there is much to 
report about the new talent 
that has joined the ranks of 
Sho'man lacrosse. 

You might be thinking that 
Washington College may not be 
very good this year because 
they lost to the lowly Eagle 
Eye Lacrosse Club and 
because they lost the best 
goalie in Division III lacrosse 
— Larry Boehm — and most of 
their offensive firepower when 
John Nostrant, Rick Cote, 
Mike Papa, Bruce Yancey and 
Tom Gaines graduated. 
However, you and I both know 
that appearances can be 
deceiving and I think we will 
have to wait awhile before we 
can honestly judge this year's 
team. A load of new recruits, 




including one of the biggest 
classes of transfer students, 
are working to fill the gaps. 
Coach Corcoran, and all 
lacrosse coaches use the fall 
games to assess talent for the 
spring season. Coach Corcoran 
wanted to get a look at a lot of 
different players and therefore 
wasn't interested specifically 
in beating Eagle Eye Lacrosse 
Club. 

Impressive during the scrim- 
mage were transfers, Bob Kuz- 
dale at midfield and John May 
at attack. Freshman Bob Mar- 
tino also appeared to have 
great potential as a midfielder. 
Goaltenders Muggsie Mickum 
and Ron Knoz seem ready to fill 
Boehm's shoes. Starting for the 
Shoremen on Saturday were 
defenseman Mark Coleman 
and attackman Matt Kelly. 

Transfer defenseman Bill 
Carr said "The transfers are 
glad to be a part of such a com- 
petitive and winning team and 
they did not come down here to 
finish second." This is an inex- 
perienced team but a team 

with a great deal Of potential Thfl Shomon | axer8p fortified with newly recruited talent, went head-to-head with the Eagle Eye Lacrosse 
and, come spring, they are Saturday as part of their fall training effort, 
ready to prove that they will 
not finish second. 



photo by Am, 



WC Soccer Trounces Albright, Ursinus 



by John Bodnar 

The W.C. soccer team 
received what the doctor 
ordered this week as they won 
two out of three games lifting 
their record to 4-6-1 . 

Though the Shoremen lost 3-0 
to Western Maryland earlier 
this week, they bounced back 
to beat Albright College 3-2 and 
Ursinus College 4-0. For the 
first time this season the 
Shoremen are on a roll. Senior 
captain, Patrick McMenamin 
said "We played a great game 
against Ursinus, it's the kind of 
game we needed to get us roll- 
ing. It showed us that we can 
play up to the level of some 
teams that used to dominate 
us." 

The Shoremen pulled this 
victory right out of the magic 
hat. Senior Mark Nastaf, who 
scored the second goal of the 
game, said "After 3 years of 



frustration, and not even scor- 
ing a goal against Ursinus, a 4- 
victory was sweet. " 

This important win has not 
only boosted the Shoremen's 
confidence but has also evened 
their record in the Mid Atlantic 
Conference at 1-1. "Beating 
Ursinus now puts us at 1-1 in 
the M.A.C.," said Mark 
Nastaf. "Hopefully this win 
will keep us going." 

Tom Bowman headed in a 
crossed ball for W.C. from Jon 
Larson to give the Shoremen 
an early 1-0 lead. In the second 
half the Shoremen smelled vic- 
tory and were determined to 
hold on. Their hard work and 
patience paid off when Mark 
Nastaf and Tom Bowman both 
scored to extend the lead to 3-0. 
Jon Larson's goal late in the 
game was the final nail in cof- 
fin for Ursinus, giving the 
Shoremen a proud 4-0 victory- 



Freshmen goalie Peter Corbin 
picked up the shut-out, behind 
a solid defensive effort. 

The Albright victory didn't 
come as easy for the Shoremen 
on Saturday October 11th. W.C. 
had to wait until there were 15 
seconds left in the game when 
sophomore Alan Lerch scored 
his second goal of the game to 
give the Shoremen a 3-2 vic- 
tory. 

The team didn't feel that 



they played up to their 
capabilities, but were happy to 
win after having come from 
behind twice during the game. 
Captain Patrick McMenamin 
said "We played terrible, but it 
was our turn to win. So many 
times we have played well and 
lost. It felt good to get some 
breaks and win." 

In the first half the Shoremen 
tied the score at 1-1 when 
Freshmen Peter "Shatter" 



Van Buren knocked in a I 
ball. 

In the second half, after 
ing behind 2-1, Alan I 
scored to tie it once agaii 
2. W.C. then applied 
pressure and chalked-up 
winning goal with a m« 
seconds remaining 
game. 

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Washington College crew has 
definitely made a strong im- 
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munity. Saturday, October 4th, 
Women's and Men's Fours 
rowed in the Ship Shield Regat- 
ta, a race they hadn't 
paticipated in in six years, and 
both emerged victorious. 

The Women's Four, Maggie 
Virkus, Cherie Waylett, Becky 
Brown, and Tina Smith, with 
the aid of their cockswain, Kim 
Schiedeinan, ran a rough race 
against Villanova's A and D 
teams. The Villanova A team 
had triumphed over them last 
year in Philadelphia, but this 



year the Sho'women were 
ready. 

The Men's Four, Henron 
Brownell, Schaffer Reese, Tom 
Merrill and Kevin McLaughlin, 
led by their coxswain, Dan 
Feiner, rowed their way to vic- 
tory over Villanova A team, a 
Temple team that had been 
part of a national champion- 
ship gold medal winning eight 
last year, and Stockton State. 
The Sho'men had also lost to 
Villanova last fall season, but 
this time, the big race was bet- 
ween Washington and Temple. 
Men's crew showed their str- 
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come. It is very encoitf 
early in the year to win A 
a bigger program that « 
lost to before." 

Coach Chatellier was 
pleased and gave erf- 
Geoff Gibbons, a junto 
coached the Men's te* 
Saturday. He stated' 
team has a good attitu* 
respect Geoff for his jirij 
and ability." 

The Women's Four th« 
on to compete in the B> 
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October 11. The race i»' 
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October 17, 1986 



THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



Volleyball Suffers Setback 




l. w i - >■!-... photo by J.M. Fragomeni 

mhman Valene W.ll.ama hammers the ball across the net during the Washington Invitational held last weekend. 



by Christine Wiant 

The volleyball team tasted 
both victory and defeat as they 
competed for first place on 
their home court, Friday Oc- 
tober 10 and Saturday, October 
11, in the Washington Invita- 
tional. 

The tournament did not br- 
ing the results the team had 
hoped for, but rather a spirited 
start which lost momentum 
and ended in a disappointing 
loss. In their opening match 
against Notre Dame 
Washington shut out their op- 
ponents, 15-€, 15-0. The final 
match on Friday against Essex 
again resulted in a Washington 
win, 15-11, 15-8. 

Still coasting on their vic- 
tories the Sho'women were 
brought to an abrupt halt on 
Saturday by a loss to Wilm- 
ington College of 15-7, 15-12. In 
their next match, coming back- 
to-back to the Wilmington 
game, Washington faced St 
Mary's and again tasted defeat 
15-1, 15-12. 

Gallaudet handed the 
Sho'women their final loss of 
the tournament 15-6, 15-5 later 
that day. Coach Penny Fall 
stated, "We were not up to our 
usual caliber of play. Friday 
was much better. We just had a 
bad day." 



Page 9 



WC Hockey Goes Down Fightinq 

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by Jeb Stewart 
Despite losing two matches 
this week, WC field hockey 
as shown no signs of falling 
ipart this season. Playing two 
'their most difficult matches 
the year, the Sho'women 
ame close to defeating two 



teams that were heavily 
favored against them before 
the first whistle blew. Catholic 
University managed to sneak 
past the Sho'women 1-0 on 
Thursday, October 9th. Coach 
Guinan was extremely pleased 



VC Runners Upbeat 



byMikeJenkens 
The Cross Country team is 
iking progress and hopes to 
nd the fall season on an up- 
le," according to Coach Don 
atellier. The team ran 
atast Loyola College on 
Mtnesday, October 8th. 
individually, senior Russel 
raer, the No. 1 runner, plac- 
ard in a field of nine com- 
mons. The whole team is im- 
°«ng and "we have good 
"Petition against 
pelves," remarked 
atellier. In fact, 
'asiungton College's No 2 
Eer, senior Kevin 
Micella is close behind 
rtler. 

In Saturday, October 11th 



the Shoremen competed 
against Widener and Drew at 
Drew University. Chatellier 
was pleased with the team as 
they almost defeated Drew and 
is convinced "they're working 
as hard as they can." 

The Shoremen have a two 
week break until their final 
meet on Wednesday, 
November 1st, against 
Lebanon Valley and Western 
Maryland. The race will be run 
on the river course near the 
Truslow Boathouse starting at 
1:00 p.m. 

The Sho'men cross country 
team will conclude its season 
at the Mid-Atlantic Champion- 
ships in Gettysburg, Penn- 
sylvania. 



with the play of the 
Sho women, however. "This 
was among the best games 
we've played, she said. "We 
performed real well. They've 
dominated us in the past and 
we played them pretty even- 
ly." An injury to Beth Mat- 
thews forced her out of the 
game in the second half, a blow 
which greatly hurt the 
Sho'women's offensive game 
plan. 

On Tuesday, October 14th, a 
strong John Hopkins team 
defeated Washington 1-0 In 



this game Guinan felt the 
!>ho women weren't at their 
best. "Hopkins played well 
against us, and we had one of 
those days when we just didn't 
click well, she said." 

The feverish season for the 
Sho women is quickly coming 
to a close. On Wednesday Oc- 
tober 22nd, WC plays their last 
home game against Gallaudet. 
Guinan feels that the 
Sho women must combine 
speed, transition, and aggres- 
sion" in order to defeat the im- 
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Lacrosse 

-Alumni, 1:00 p.m. 

Volleyball 

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Crosscountry 

-Dickinson Invitational(A) 

Monday 20 

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-Del. Tech., Stanton, 

7:00 p.m. 

Wednesday 22 

Soccer 

-Widener, 3:00 p.m. 
Field Hockey 
-Gallaudet, 4:30 p.m. 
Volleyball 
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Crew 

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Field Hockey 

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Field Hockey 

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THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



October 17, 19fo 



College Athletics Can Undermine Education 



by Bill Beetanan 
This is the second in a continuing series 
on the proper role of athletics in 
academia. 

"School's going to be a distrac- 
tion..." mentions Alabama coach Ray 
Perkins, summing up some problems 
with his players. His summation, 
however, uncovers some of the real 
problems and distractions found at 
Alabama, and at college campuses 
across America r athletics are claiming 
too large a role in today's colleges. 

Perkin's quote, recorded by Sports 
Illustrated , sheds light on the heart of 
the current athletics vs. academics 
dilemma. Specifically, it exposes two 
of the main problems with college 
athletics: mistaken priorities and 
mistaken philosophies. Is next Satur- 
day's big game more important than this 
Friday's Econ exam? Is the mandatory 
6 a.m. practice more important than 
finishing the U.S. History reading? 
Should Joe Star-Football-Player 
receive a better grade than he deserves 
so that he can remain academically 
eligible, and keep his team in the hunt 
for the top ranking? More and more, 
these questions are being answered 
yes. And more and more it is being 
revealed that academic success, or 
even academic survival, means less 
than victory on the playing field. But 
does it? 

It doesn't, or at least it shouldn't. In 
our modern world with ever-expanding 
technologies, a good, sound education 
is essential. When a college star's play- 
ing days are over, if an education has 
not been obtained, he's damned to a life 



which shifts between moving 
refrigerators, standing in unemploy- 
ment lines, and signing welfare checks. 
Few sportsmen ever make it in the 
ranks of the professionals, and only a 
minute percentage of those few have a 
professional athletic career which 
secures them for life. 

I don't think that any reasonable in- 
dividual will dispute the value of an 



Last week I discussed what makes 
athletics such a high priority, the 
lucrative revenues, the mass media 
glitz, the focal point for colleges, the 
necessary distraction, and so on. But 
all of these benefits carry a price, a 
price which falls primarily upon the 
players themselves. This price in- 
cludes failing to complete an educa- 
tion, or completing one of an Insuffi- 



Is next Saturday's big game 
more important than this 
Friday's Econ. exam? 



education. Even if we confront coach 
Perkins about this remark, he will say 
that it was not what he meant. He 
would probably lecture on the im- 
portance of an education to the athlete 
and non-athlete alike. I'm sure that on 
the inside coach Perkins hopes that his 
player will excel in life after their col- 
lege days are over. But as Perkins' 
quote illustrates, in college athletics 
what is thought and what is done are 
two different things. Often, good inten- 
tions become garbled and glanced over 
when applied to real life situations, 
where athletics carry a top priority and 
ball games must be won at tremendous 
costs. 



cient nature. Many athlete-students .go 
through "pre-real life"— having 
everything given to them-grades,cars, 
money, attention, fame — only to get out 
of college uneducated and unprepared 
for reality. Then there are the six and 
seven year students who struggle to get 
their degree years after their lacrosse 
eligibility has expired. These students 
all suffer because they allowed 
athletics to get in the way of their 
educations. Many go through life 
wondering what might have been if on- 
ly they had paid more attention in 
class. 

Although many of these woes seem 
self-inflicted, athletes cannot solely be 



put to blame for them. Responsibility 
also lies on coaches who demand tea 
much time out of players, and aj. 
ministrators who put too muefc 
pressure on winning. On a larger scale, 
blame can be put upon us, society, who 
in our sports-obsessed minds have 
demanded excellence from col" s _ 
athletes, without realizing that they are 
just like you and me, that they, too. 
must regularly face the travails of ^ 
and deserve an education in order ti 
do so. 

But how can we deal with the inj. 
mediate problem. Here are some s 
gestions: stricter admissions star. 
dards, so that only those reasonablj 
prepared to deal with college 
academics will do so; development b; 
professional teams of minor league 
systems to accomodate athletes whose 
sole ambition is the pros, and to make 
colleges a place of learning again, 
rather than a professional breediij 
ground; gradual de-emphasizing of ert 
lege athletics; stricter eligibility stao 
dards; continuous progress reports i 
student athletes and college athletk 
programs by unbiased sources; 
restrictions on practice and playisj 
time; and scholarship numbers w 
tingent upon ratio of athletes 
graduated. 

These are all ideas to solve a 1 
and complex problem. Each has iis 
own pros and cons, and each fits (« 
doesn't fit) into the overall schemed 
things in its own way, to its own degree 
How and where these components S 
will be the subject of the next articles 
this series. 



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THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



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Meese Studies Molested Fish 



ByKenHaltom 
, Wednesday night Mr. 
ry Lynn of the American 
K Liberties Union spoke at 
jam James Forum on "Big 
Iter in The Bedroom." Mr. 
a talked about the Supreme 
ifs decision on sodomy 
[the Meese Commission's 
U on pornography. Mr. 
L serves as counsel for the 
Eu and has followed both of 
se issues closely. Mr. Lynn 
[ed his concern over the 
: of respect for individual 
racy the present ad- 
stration has shown. 
is summer the Supreme 
t voted 5-J in favor of 
Biding an anti-sodomy law 
eorgia. This decision in ef- 
outlaws sodomy in the 
I nation. Mr. Lynn ex- 
sed alarm over why our 
rnment has the power to 
tean individual's sexual 
jrences. "It tells homosex- 
they are second class 
is," said Lynn. It is hard 
template that the U.S.. 
isedly the champion of 
y and freedom, has laws 
iig certain sexual prac- 



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most interesting part of 
,ynn's talk dealt with the 
t Commission. Mr. Lynn 
f the Commission's "field 
' to adult book stores and 
> very interesting 
lony given by the Com- 
>n's witnesses. Several 



witnesses told the Commission 
how pornography caused them 
to steal and to abuse and 
molest animals (among other 
things). Lynn admitted some 
of the testimony was quite fun- 
ny. Said Lynn, "one man told 
of how he molested his tropical 
fish." This is our government 
at work!!!?? Wait a minute! 



The Meese Commission gave 
no heed to those who defended 
porn and gave a very one sided 
view of the subject in their 
report (which itself, is quite 
racy). Lynn calls the report 
"irresponsible" for its lack of 
real effort to find a solution to 
problems such as family sex 
abuse. 



zss Room Dedication Tonight 

hv More Dl(in» 



byMaryRiner 
majority of students at 
igton College are too 
yping-up the paper due 
row or last week on the 
tosh to realize the gaping 

the modernized corn- 
has forged between the 
enth and twentieth cen- 
Most students take it for 
ed that the funex- 
easytouse Mac will 

be at their fingertips, 

fo make tomorrow's 
'ine. Repent and 
loer the burden printers 

"ear before computers 
"to being tonight at 7:00 
" the dedication of the 
lre ss and the letter press 



tyJohn: 

What is a 
Motor? I 



room at the O'Neill Literary 
House. 

Preceding the dedication will 
be cocktails and the 
Washington College Jazz Band 
at 5:00 p.m. The Literary 
House is even adding more in- 
centive for those withering 
away from cafeteria food by 
holding a delicious picnic sup- 
per from 6:00-7:00 p.m. After 
the dedication David Godine, 
from Godine Publishing, will 
give an enlightening speech, 
"The Art of Fine Printing in 
America." 

After you attend this Prin- 
ting Press Function tonight 
and your adrenaline is surging 



through your veins, relax, 
there is still more to come! 
Tomorrow morning, if you are 
awake, from 9:30-10:30 a.m., 
the Literary House will be ser- 
ving fruit and coffee for those 
avid devotees of the printing 
press. Following the 
refreshments will be a talk by 
William Bailey on "The Inven- 
tion of the Printing Press: 
Technological Change and 
Modes of Learning." 

Also at the Literary House 
will be "Pastels-Small Pain- 
tings: An Exhibit of Works by 
Susan Tessem," on display 
throughout the weekend and 9- 
5 daily until October 24th. 



ar 



there is 
e coming to 

mpus! 

Katharine 



Talk On German Writer 




The Literary House Teas and 
Talks series continues Mon- 
day, October 20th with An In- 
troduction the the Work of 
Stefan Zweig. Professor Bren - 
da Keiser will speak on Zweig 
and his many areas of ac- 
complishment. Zweig is known 
as a dramatist, novelist, short 
story writer, poet and 
humanist. To this exhaustive 
list can be added his work as a 
biographer. One of his best- 



known biographies is of Mary 
Stuart. 

A turn-of-the-century 
| Austrian, Zweig is considered to 
be one of the top ten German 
writers. Said Keiser, "His 
work is still very valid, but not 
very well known." 

The talk will be in the O'Neill 
Literary House. Tea will be 
served a 4 p.m. and Keiser will 
speak at 4 :30 p.m. 



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Fril7 

lomecoming 

Hall of Fame Banquet and In- 
duction 

Hodson Hall, 6 p.m. 
Returning Writer's Reunion 
Picnic 

with Entertainment by WC 
Jazz Band 

O'Neill Literary House, 5 p.m. 
Dedication of the Letterpress 
and Press Room 
O'Neill Literary House, 7 p.m. 
The Art of Fine Printing in 
America 

David Godine, Publisher, 
Godine Books, speaker 
O'Neill Literary House, 8 p.m. 
Pastels Smell Paintings: An 
Exhibit of Works 
by Susn Tessem 
O'Neill Literary House 
Alpha Chi Omega 
sponsors D.J. in Cullen 
Film Series : After Hours 
Norman James Theatre, 7:30 
p.m. 
Sat 18 
Homecoming 
Alumni Tennis, 10:30 a.m. 
Alumni Baseball, 10:30 a.m. 
Alumni Lacrosse, 3 p.m. 
Beef and Fish Barbecue 
Lelia Hynson Pavilion, 5 p.m. 
Letterpress and Letterpress 
Room Dedication 
The Invention of the Printing 
Press: 

Technological Change and 
Modes of Learning 
Professor William Bailey, 
speaker 

O'Neill Literary House, 10:30 
a.m. 

Homecoming Dance 
Featuring Nick Flick and the 
Projectors, 

Hege V. and the Bijous $5, 
Semi-formal. 

Hodson Hall, 9 p.m. 1 a.m. Set 
up at 6 p.m. 

Sun 19 

Film Series: After Hours 
Norman James Theatre, 7:30 



Hon 20 

Literary House Talk 

An Introduction to the Work of 

Stefan Zweeg. 

Professor Brenda Keiser 

speaker 

O'Neill Literary House, Tea 4 

p.m.,Talk4:30p.m. 

Film Series: After 

Norman James Theatre 7-30 

p.m. 

When Women Rebel: The Rise 

of Popular Feminism in Peru 

A lecture by Carol Andreos 

ONeill Literary House, 7-30 

p.m. 

Tues 21 

Sophomore Class Blood Drive 

Coffeehouse, 10-4 p m 

Evening of Majors 

Sponsored by Lambda Phi 

Delta 

Hynson Lounge, 7:00 p.m 

Wed22 

Lecture Series 

Sex Hormones and Executive 

Ability 

Dr. Estelle Tamey, Prof, of 

Medicine, 

Georgetown University, 

speaker 

Hyson Lounge, 7:30 p.m. 

Movie: Electro 

Norman James Theatre, 7:30 

p.m. 

Sat 25 

Maryland Wildlif e Show 

Coin Athletic Center 

Through Sunday 

Film Series: Streetwise 

Norman James Theatre, 7:30 

p.m. 

Mon27 

Literary House Talk 

This is Reggae Music 

Kathy Mills, speaker 

O'Neill Literary House, Tea 4 

p.m.,Talk4:30p.m. 

Film Series: Streetwise 

Norman Hames Theatre, 7:30 



p.m. 



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THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



October 17 



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ENTERTAINMENT 



Entertainment 
Calendar 

Friday 17 

Newtowne Square Pub 
The Cutlers" 
Chestertown 778-1984 

Kitty Knight House 
Gene Hamilton through Satur- 
day Sasafrass River, 9 p.m.-l 
a.m. 
648-5305 

Saturday 18 
Newtown Square Pub 
Great Train Robbery" 
Chestertown, 778-1984 

Tuesday 21 
Capital Center, DC. 
"Journey and Glass Tiger" 
Oct. 22-23, 792-4001 

The Bayou 
The Smithereens" 
D.C., 333-2897 

Wednesday 23 
Candidate Night 

Meet the Kent County Con- 
tenders for public office. 
Chestertown Middle School 
Media Center, Center, 7 : 30 p.m. 

Friday 24 

Tred Avon Players 

"Harvey" 

Oxford Community Theatre, 

Rt. 333 

$5, 8 p.m. until Oct. 26, 822-2963 

Tuesday 28 

Newtowne Square Pub 
Halloween Party with "Great 
Train Robbery" 

Chestertown, 778-1984 



Neil Young Splashes Down 



Neil Young 

LANDING ON WATER 



by Barclay Green 

A couple of weeks ago, I read 
a review in which Neil Young's 
latest album, Landing On 
Water, was called an "elec- 
tric mishap." The reviewer 
had no taste. Or else he had 
never heard the album. 

Landing On Water is 
Young's best album since Rust 
Never Sleeps. It marks his se- 
cond attempt to record exten- 
sively with synthesizers. The 
first attempt, Trans, failed 
because its rhythms were too 
slick, too commercial. Landing 
on Water does not suffer this 
fate. Young has created in- 
novative synthesized rhythms, 
backed them with fine percus- 
sion, and mixed the result with 
some unique guitar riffs. The 
result is an album which, 
though a bit simplistic at some 
points, proves that Young can 
write good electronic music. 

The album opens with one of 
its best tunes, the un- 

Characteristically optimistic No |, young's Landing On Water album floats on a sea of synthesliers. toss- se " ems to have altered Nj 
"Weight of the World." This is 6t j about by lyrical white caps. . . n. linns <!liehtlv 

a well-written piece which j y a<i ds to this an •early Seven- instrument dominates the sions siignuy. 

thrives on the drumming of ties" lead. When other sound when one should. 

Steve Jordon. Jordon uses a songwriters have attempted 

wide range of instruments to this, the results have in- 

create rhythms of varied tone variably been failures. The 

and color. Young mixes these lead always stands out 

rhythms much louder than drastically. Young succeeds 

usual, giving the song a f ran- w ith his combination, however, 




The most interesting , 
ment of "Landing On Wai, 
though, is not always i 
music. Neil Young is kno»m 
the quality of his incises, 
pessimistic lyrics, and ! 
ding On Water' ' does nothijj 
damage his reputation, ij 
lyrics may not be up to| 
standards of those on After] 
Gold Rush but they still ol| ( 
great deal of insight. 

A fascinating theme iji| 
Landing On Water lyri a 
Young's treatment of | 
flower power generation. 
"Hippie Dream," he sings 
his realization that <\ 
wooden ships," an allusim 
the CSNY tune of the somi 
tie, "were just a hij 
dream. ..capsized in exca 
The new realism is emphasi 
in "Hard Luck Stories." J 
cut criticizes those who aim 
"say. ..how much bad h 
came (their) way" and "w 
try to start again." NeilYn 



Lecture On 
Rebellion 

Carol Andreas, author of 
"When Women Rebel: The 
Rise of Popular Feminism," 
will lecture Monday evening at 
the Literary House. Her topic 
will be the Latin American 
feminist rebellion that is the 
subject of her book. 

Peru, like so many countries 
of Latin America, is in the 
throes of an indigenous revolt 
against the way the country is 
dominated by the U.S. and 
foreign capital. It is a country 
in which women, many of them 
of Incan descent, are leading 
the struggle to maintain their 
native earth, language, and 
culture. At the same time they 
have to combat the Macho 
tradition which influences 
many of the men. Some of 
these women are direct 
descendants of the people who 
lived in Peru before the arrival 
of the Spanish and still carry 
with them the values and 
legacy of social structures of 
the pre-Hispanic societies, in 
which women had respect and 
power equal to that of men. 

Carol Andreas now lives in 
Colorado Springs, Colorado, 
and has been a guest lecturer 
for the Center for the Study of 
Women in Society, University 
of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon. 
She is a sociologist who lived 
and married in Peru and has 
since made frequent trips 
there to gather information for 
this book, Because of her long 
experience as a teacher and 
activist, she is able to impart 
immediacy and human in- 
terest to this history of the 
women's role in changing the 
social and economic structure 
of the cor - ' 



Several of the tunes are too Landing On Water is a j 
simplistic, too boring. There is album, but not a great out 
nothing to grab the listener's definitely proves that Y« 
attention. can not only write well for 

"I Got a Problem," the third synthesizer, but that he 
cut on the second side, falls in- also be innovative with it.B 
tic, vibrant qu«dity.TWs effect tecauselihepercussionis once to this category. The song so, Landing On Water is li 
is highlighted by Young's quick again mixed louder than usual, centers around a loud bluesy Ing something Young 
lead riffs and Danny Kort- The lead guitar is consequently guitar, but the backing is moved away from his 
chmar's refined post-punk somewhat buried beneath the sparse. It is usually a simple, coustic roots, and the resii] 
rhythm guitar. drums. No instrument unvarying rhythm devoid of uncertainty 

"Weight of the World" is dominates. Thus, a highly in- the synthesizers and tone color thesized music flounderui 1 
followed by another of the teresting and Ustenable sound which makes "Weight of the passionless at some poin 
album's best pieces, "Violent results World" successful. Only will be interesting to see Jl 

Side." This song is notable for Ye t the fruit of Neil Young's sometimes is Young's lead Young can bring to his i 
its combination of musical success is also the seed of his guitar even added. The result found talent for electromra 
styles. It opens with an failure. The main drawback of is a dull sound lacking soul and same ardor which marten 
"Eighties" rhythm guitar/syn- "Landing on Water" is that no feeling, 
thesizer duet, but Young quick- 



earlier work. 



Writers' Theatre 

by Alison Auber 



and econo 



A i W 1 J„j.^, forum." Ms Riner plays 

r\TtS LJIOQOIC Aphrodite, and very cunningly 

| uses her feminine wiles on 

■^^^^^^^^^^^"*^^^^™ Zeus, who is played by Johni 

Richards. 

Directly following the per- 
formance, there will be a 
reception in the Literary 
"What do you think all that House, to which everyone is in- 
partying is doing to their minds v ited. 
and bodies?" Aries asks 
Dionysus on the newly-built 
stage adjacent to the O'Neill 
Literary House. 

Actually, the two 
mythological gods are not per- 
forming especially for the mor- 
tal WC student; Joe Maggio 
and Todd Karr are rehearsing 
for the first Writer's theatre 
performance, Smoke Gets in 
Your Eyes, by Shawn Orr. 

This three act play will be 
presented on stage at 4:30 p.m. 
on October 22. The stage ad- 
joining the Literary House was 
built expressly to accomodate 
the Writer's Theatre. 

"It was created to give stu- 
dent writers a chance to have 
their work performed," says 
Diane Landskroener, the Ad- 
visor/Director of the Theatre. 
"There wiil be performances 
throughout the school year to 
gauge the amount of interest," 
she continued. 

Other pieces on the Theatre's 
agenda include works by Chas 
Foster, Elizabeth Rollins, and 
Kelly Lamoree. 

When asked how she felt to 
be a part of The Writer's 
Theatre, Mary Riner respond- 
ed, "It's great because it's the 
only organization on campus 
that gives writers a dramatic 



Chestertown Movie Theater 

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Mon.-Thurs. 7:45 p.m. 



Oct. 
17-23 



Reggae Day 

What is Reggae music, 
anyway? This will be the ques- 
tion answered by Music Pro- 
fessor Kathy Mills on Monday, 
October 27th. Her lecture, 
"This is Reggae Music," is 
part of the Literary House 
Teas and Talks Series. 

Mills will investigate the 
twenty year history of the 
music, and delve into its roots. 
Also, she will discuss how it is 
linked to Jamaican cultural, 
social, and political influences. 
The religious influences of the 
Rastafarians will be con- 
sidered as well. Mills will con- 
clude with an explanation of 
the rise from obscurity of Reg- 
gae during the last five years 
since the death of Bob Marley. 

Tea and cakes in the 
Literary House at 4 p.m. The 
talk will begin at 4 : 30 p.m. 



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after you have experienced it. 

The film is definitely 

an original, unlike 

any of Scorsese's 

films, or for that 

matter, unlike 

any film" 

A wild, funnvand 
wonderful original! 
A delicious, top^ 
notch comedy" 



Please note that the lecture, 
"Liberal Arts in Business: 
Philosophy Meets Wall 
Street," has been rescheduled 
to October 20th at 7:30 p.m. 
the Sophie Kerr Room. 




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Washington College Elm 



Founded 1930 



Volune 58, Number 8 



Chestertown, Maryland 21620 



Friday, October 31, 1986 




S Student Autos 
Vandalized 



photo by J. M. Fragoir 

Along with other students' cars. Senior Skip Mlddleton's Chevotte was vandalized with spray paint October 11th 
In the Reid Hall parking lot. Neither campus security nor the Chestertown Police Department have been able to 

find a suspect. 



by Tony Caligluri 
Campus vandalism has 
always been a concern to 
students as well as staff and 
administration, but recently 
the cost of vandalism has had a 
more direct effect on several 
students. In recent weeks a 
wave of parking lot vandalism 
has left many students with 
damaged automobiles and ex- 
pensive repair bills. 

During the night of Saturday, 
October 11th, in the parking lot 
behind Reid Hall, several cars 
were found damaged by van- 
dals. Although several cars 
were damaged, only two were 
reported to campus security 
and only one incident was 
reported to the Chestertown 
Police Department. 

That night, a 1974 red Monte 
Carlo owned by sophomore 
Thea Bournazian was a target 
of the attack. Obscenities were 
spray painted in black on the 



sides of the car, and one 
headlight was painted over. 
Although the car was con- 
siderably defaced, Bournazian 
considered herself lucky in 
comparison to other vehicles 
that were damaged the same 
night. Upon the discovery of 
the vandalism, she contacted 
her R.A. and campus security, 
as well as the Chestertown 
Police Department. Although 
she did make the effort to con- 
tact the authorities, she does 
not expect any results. 

In a second reported inci- 
dent, a tan Chevette owned by 
senior Skip Middleton was also 
damaged on the same evening. 
Obscenities were painted on 
the hood and both sides and 
parts of the car's chrometrim 
were pulled off. The antenna 
was also twisted off. Middleton 
did report the incident to cam- 
pus security, but chose not to 
continued on page 5 



SGA Debates Part-Time Student Representation 



by Audra M. Philippon 

At Monday night's SGA 
lenate meeting, the senate 
reaffirmed the status of part- 
tae students on campus, 
fating that part-time students 
M in fact members of the 
>GA, and that they may vote 
md seek office in the student 
iovemment. The vote was the 
'esult of a heated discussion 
wer the appointment of part- 
tae student Steve Meehan to 
wademic Council and the 
*signation of a dorm senator 
™ is a part-time student. 

Meehan, Editor-in-Chief of 

* Pilot, is a history major 
™ig two courses and writing 
us thesis. He was appointed to 
'eademic Council early in the 
ernester by the SGA Ex- 
<™ive Board, but the SAB re- 
nted his appointment 
"Warily because of his status 
B Part-time student. SGA 

"S-President and SAB Chair- 



man Mona Brinkley stated that 
members of the SAB were also 
concerned that Meehan did not 
reside on campus, he already 
has a time-consuming job 
editing his newspaper, and 
there was some question about 
his academic caliber. 

Meehan's appointment, after 
being rejected by the SAB, was 
reinstated by SGA President 
Chris Doherty, who claimed 
that it is his constitutional right 
as president to fill appointment 
vacancies. Meanwhile, 
Academic Council was func- 
tioning without one of its stu- 
dent representatives. For a se- 
cond time, nearly three weeks 
ago, the SAB rejected 
Meehan's appointment. 

To settle the dispute, Meehan 
addressed the senate himself 
on Monday. "I think this is a 
very discriminatory thing. If 
you're qualified, you deserve 
the representation (on the 



SGA) and to hold office," said 
Meehan. Taking on part-time 
students "will only make the 
SGA better down the road." 

Brinkley voted along with 
the rest of the senate in favor of 
full representation for part- 
time students, but she does not 
agree that they should hold of- 
fice. "Their view is important 
too, but I still think you need 
full-time students to sit on the 
most important faculty com- 
mittees," she said. "We should 
try to pick our best academic 
representatives to sit on these 
committees to establish our 
credibility. And the best way to 
do that is to take a full course 
load," she continued. 

Amidst the argument during 
the senate meeting, off- 
campus dorm senator and 
part-time student Tom 
Jackson stood up, announced 
that he was a part-time stu- 
dent, and that if the Constitu- 



tion did not allow him to be a 
senator he wanted to resign. 
"The whole discussion got me 
thinking about the role of part- 
time students in the senate ... I 
felt dishonest for not saying 
that I was a part-time stu- 
dent." 

Minutes after Jackson walk- 
ed out of the senate, SJB Chair- 
man Chris Fascetta moved 
that "All part-time students 
are members of the SGA." The 
motion passed unanimously 
with one abstention, according 
to SGA minutes. 

Wednesday morning Meehan 
withdrew his name from con- 
sideration for Academic Coun- 
cil, believing that his appoint- 
ment was keeping the SAB and 
the senate from their agendas. 

The status of part-time 
students, however, still re- 
mains undefined. No College 
document delineates the dif- 
ferent kinds of students and 



Senate Role In SGA Resolution Unclear 



their rights as students on 
campus. According to the 
Registrar, all students fall 
under two broad categories: 
matriculated or non- 
matriculated, meaning that 
students are either pursuing a 
degree or not. In both 
categories there are full-time 
and part-time students. A part- 
time student is one that takes 
less than 12 credit hours in a 
semester. Part-time students 
are further distinguished as 
traditional (under 25 years old) 
or non-traditional (over 25 
years old). 

According to the Business 
Office, all students except non- 
traditional students pay a 
percentage of their tuition to 
student fees, which funds the 
SGA, and partly funds The Elm, 
the Pegasus, the film series, 
and the concert series. Bar- 
bara Toy explained: "part- 
continued on page 5 



by Michael Rudin 

°n Thursday, October 16, 
^sident Cater called a 

eting to discuss off-campus 
J^ng problems with any sta- 
le r ? ho wish ed to express 

" feelings. The housing 
,.*™g was prompted by the 
"°»*g SGA resolution: 
^'J RESOLVED, that the 
.,„ - nt Government 
Sg&tion of Washington 
era has expressed con- 
\sJ e . eardi "S the appall- 
f f *ate of College provided 
r campus housing. We 



must question the wisdom of 
the College Administrators 
who failed to attend a town 
meeting called to address 
parts of this issue. 

THEREFORE, we, the 
Student Government 
Association, have called an 
all campus meeting on hous- 
ing Wednesday, October 22, 
1986 at 9:30 p.m. in the Nor- 
man James Theatre. It will 
be here that student 
grievances may be heard, 
and we request that 
members of the Washington 



College administration be 
on hand to answer those 
grievances, as well as being 
(sic) made aware of student 
concerns. 

Since it is mid-October, 
and some students have yet 
to receive adequate plumb- 
ing, maintenance (sic) and 
other amenities usually 
associated with paying 
eleven thousand dollars per 
year, the time for answers 
— and action — is long past. 

LASTLY, the Senate of the 
Student Government 



Association has endorsed 
and will implement a plan 
for students to attend the 
next town zoning hearing set 
for the twenty third of this 
month. 

This resolution is passed 
by the Senate on this day, 
October 13, 1986. 

This resolution did produce 
positive results. At the 
meeting, Cater and Tom 
Steele, chairman of the SGA 
facilities committee, decided 
to send out a questionnaire to 
continued on page 5 



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THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



uctotier3I, 1986 



OPINION 



SAB Sabotaged 



"Confused." It was a word heard over and over at this Monday's 
SGA meeting as our elected representatives tried to run a con- 
stitutional obstacle course with their shoelaces tied together. 
Academic Council appolntee-ln-limbo Steve Meehan, who has 
since withdrawn his name from consideration, told the Senate 
that there were serious ramifications to be had If they didn't at- 
tempt to approve his appointment. "Right now, the faculty Is 
laughing at you," he told the Senate. Don't do anything, Meehan 
taunted, "If you want Doug Cater and Dean Baer to decide your 
academic board for you." 

Meehan's appointment to the Academic Council was rejected 
by the members of the Student Academic Board primarily 
because of his status as a part-time student. The issue of whether 
or not part-time students can serve on student committees arose 
and was temporarily resolved when the Senate overwhelmingly 
voted that, yes, they could. While this motion clarified an am- 
biguous clause In the Constitution, It is only peripherally relevant 
to this case. The SAB, as stated in the Constitution, Is "to deter- 
mine fully the structure of student representation on all faculty 
committees." The real Issue In this case was the attempted 
subversion of this constitutional SAB power by the president. 

Meehan's reason for withdrawing his name from consideration 
was that too much time has already been wasted disputing his 
nomination. The Senate, the SAB, and the Academic Council 
have already been bogged down with the Issue for too long. It 
seems, however, that the entire process by which Meehan was 
nominated to Academic Council was a waste of time as well. Had 
the SAB been given the chance to nominate Its own list of can- 
didates, as intended by the constitution, Instead of being 
presented with one by the president, no one's time would have 
been wasted at all. 

Meehan maintains that the objection to his nomination was a 
"political move" on the part of a "faction" of students who, ac- 
cording to him, are out to discredit him any way they can. 
Paranoid delusions aside, Meehan falls to realize that the first 
political move was made when the president of the SGA took it 
upon himself to submit Meehan's name as an academic council 
nominee. The entire "political" battle that resulted was one 
which questioned this primary move— a move that tried to cheat 
the SAB out of its say about who sits on what comittees. Although 
the SAB, for whatever reason, found Meehan unsuitable for a 
position on Academic Council, the source of the grid-lock between 
the SAB and the executive board In the last weeks has not been 
over Meeban specifically, but over the attempted power grab on 
the part of the president. 

It Isn't clear what is occuring within the minds of student 
leaders who create and use non-existent student "factions" or 
evil motives on the part of the administration as scapegoats for 
their own Ineptitudes and fallings. What is clear Is that the source 
of conflict and the time consuming delays of the past weeks is 
primarily the result of the SAB not being given its constitutional 
say in the original nomination process. Meehan was not the vic- 
tim of any "faction," but a pawn caught in the middle of some 
very intricate, yet insidious, political dealings. Ironically, he 
showed more insight into the situation than anyone present when 
he said "I've never seen such a travesty in Student Govern- 
ment." 



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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 



Watch Out 
For Vandals 

To The Editor: 

I would like to call student at- 
tention to a recent rash of van- 
dalism that has occurred on 
campus. According to the Stu- 
dent Affairs Office, as many as 
four cars have been spray- 
painted on campus, in addition 
to some similar incidents that 
have occurred in town. 

On October 11th my two 
sisters came for a visit in a 
brand new car. Unfortunately, 
while they were here, someone 
paid a visit to this car with a 
can of spray paint. They 
returned home with headlights 
and hood streaked with black 
paint. This act of vandalism 
not only cost a lot of money to 
repair, but my family is now 
inconvenienced by their reluc- 
tance to park on this campus 
again. 

The slime who performed 
this brand of "artwork" is, 
luckily for him, still at large. 
Students, especially students 
with cars, should be wary of 
parking lot vandals and, when 
seeing someone suspicious, 
should not hesitate to report 
them to campus security. The 
vandal or vandals in this in- 
stance are criminals and 
should be prosecuted. 
Thank you, 
Cherie Groomes 



Meehan 
Bows Out 



To the Editor: 

At this past Student Govern- 
ment Association Senate 
meeting, our representatives 
took a simple, significant, and 
unanimous vote to recognize 
part-time students as 
members of the SGA, giving 
them full right to representa- 
tion and to represent. 

This historic vote emerged 
out of the battle by Vice Presi- 
dent Mona Brinkley and the 
student Academic Board 
against President Chris Doher- 
ty and the SGA Senate over my 
nomination to Academic Coun- 
cil. While the Senate had ap- 
proved my nomination in a 
previous vote, the SAB turned 



down my nomination on ment are wasting the time ( 
grounds that I was a part-time students, faculty, and ad' 
student, and therefore not a ministrators working for a 
member of the SGA. The vote compromise. I only hope that 
Monday, 39 yeses and one when the Executive Board, the 
abstention, reaffirms that in official nominating committee 
the SGA Constitution there ex- for the SGA, makes its new 
ists no discrimination on the nomination, the SAB will not 
issue of a student's status. hold petty politics over the 

The vote is important for heads of the students involved, 
several reasons, but no more I want to personally thank 
significant than that one my supporters and, as always, 
senator, Tom Jackson, can re- offer my assistance to the work 
main in the Senate. A part-time of student government at 
student who works for WC food Washington College. 



Sincerely, 
Stephen Z. Meehan, '87 



Jackson 
Responds 

To The Editor: 

To my fellow students 
My name is Thomas 



service, Mr. Jackson has been 
lauded by his fellow senators 
for his work on several pro- 
jects, including Homecoming. 
In a dramatic statement Mon- 
day night, Mr. Jackson boldly 
offered his resignation to 
President Doherty over the 
"part-time student" argument 
the SAB presented to the 
Senate. The Senate refused to 
accept his resignation. 

Mr. Jackson's contributions philmore Jackson. I'm a part- 
signify that part-time students time student of Washingtoi 
can offer much to the College. I am a graduate ol 
Washington College campus. Kent County High and I havr 
In this day of declining scholar- one full year of studies a 
ship and loan support and ris- Frostburg State. For those o 
ing tuition, we will see more you w ho do not know me, I 
and more Tom Jackson's on work in the Dining Hall, 
our campus as they work for i am writing to you because 
and through their education. f an event that took place at 
The Senate's vote shows the the Oct. 27 meeting of the SGA 
forethought of our current At this meeting I handed in n" 
representatives such as Mr. resignation as off-camp"* 
Doherty, Senators Lisa Buckey senator because I am a i 
and Perry Finney, and Senior time student. In the studenl 
Class President Irene government constitution undtf 
Nicolaidls. article one, section two, 1 

In a roll call vote of 36 - states as follows: "All full-tim; 
yeses, two-no's (V.P. Brinkley undergraduate students 
and Sophomore class Presi- Washington College ar« 
dent Rachel Smith), and two members of the SGA and are 
abstentions, the Senate over- entitled to representative vo« 
whelmingly reconfirmed my in all proceedings." 
appointment to Academic My resignation was tW 
Council. Following that vote result of my personal feel* 
members of the SAB, including an d had nothing to do with | 
Mona Brinkley and Sue Rolls, disagreement over an app*' 
said publicly that they would me nt made to one of * 
not support my nomination if academic councils. Since I 
reconsidered. The Executive actions on that night, the id" 
Board and SAB are scheduled that my resignation *3 
to discuss the appointment somehow planned out ahead* 
Sunday. time has come to my attentj* 

To save time and to get the All I have to say is that thep* 
business of student govern- p i e w ho have known me '* 
ment and the Academic Coun- some time know that I »'* 
cil moving forward, I remove never do anything that I wy s fj 
my name from consideration did not believe in. My P"J 
at this time. The SGA's support ciples are not for sale, trade," 
of part-time students was a win anything else. The arguf* 
in itself and I feel that the over the appointment, as I f? 

SAR\ "h^rt hlnnH" nnliHr-s Hiat It „*~c- o 1 n .. nn v,i n ^ r.ar] '" 



anything else. The argun>£ 
over the appointment, as > jj 
'bad blood" politics that it, was a launching pad- "■ 
continue to hold up my appoint- continued on p»8' 



SAB's' 



nrto ber31,1986 



THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



Page 3 



Student Increase Would Be Advantageous 



The issue is this: Should Washington 
College expand its current enrollment 
f 850 and thrive or should it maintain it 
and possibly cease to grow in any way, 
snape or form? 

As a transfer student from the 
University of Maryland, I will be the 
first to admit that too large a student 
population can be detrimental to quali- 
ty in education. What specifically 
needs to be investigated is the question 
of what is too large a student popula- 
tion for the Washington College com- 
munity as a whole? 

Obviously, a change from 850 to 1200 
students is not something that could 



ISSUE: 



transpire overnight. Lots of organiza- 
tion, preparation, hard work and of 
course money would need to be spent in 
order to bring about such a change. But 
the long term benefits could alter the 
course of history of Washington College 
in many positive ways. 



Tim Gray 



Upon hearing the afore mentioned 
question, yet another question has 
come to mind. That is how would 
Washington College be effected 
economically, socially and educa- 



tionally? 

Economically, an increase of 400 
students per year would bring in some 4 
million dollars in revenue to the Col- 
lege, not to mention the probable in- 
crease in consumer trade for Chester- 
town merchants. 

Socially, adding 400 students would 
increase involvement in many ac- 
tivities whether they be social clubs, 
academic functions, parties, student 
government, etc., and the list goes on 
and on. 

On the academic side of the matter, 
I'm not sure that the student teacher- 
ratio would be affected in any manner. 



After all, there seems to be many va- 
cant seats in most of the classrooms as 
it is. 

Again, I must reiterate that this sort 
of change is not a simple matter, on the 
contrary it is one that must be thought 
out to its fullest extent. Though 
Washington College adheres to the idea 
of "quality" versus "quantity," I'm 
convinced that adding "some" quanti- 
ty to this Institution would benefit its 
overall quality as an institution. 

Tim Gray is a senior majoring in 
Philosophy. 



How Would Raising Student Enrollment 
To 1000-1200 Affect The Quality 
Of A Washington College Education? 




David Marshall 

Junior 

Milford, Delaware 

"The higher enrollment 
would hinder academic pro- 
gress since it would increase 
the student-teacher ratio. 
However, it would be a 
bonified boost to the social 
life." 



Jennifer Smith 

Freshman 

Ocean City, Maryland 

"I guess there would be 
more people to meet but the 
size of the classes wouldn't in- 
crease too much. That small 
of an increase wouldn't hurt 
the academic life. I think it's 
a good idea. They should. 



TimWalbert 

Sophomore 

Queenstown, Maryland 

"It would affect it adversly. 
Washington College would 
lose its individuality as a 
small campus." 



Chris Huebner 

Sophomore 

Bethesda, Maryland 

"The academic aspect of 
the college would be hurt, 
however, the social life would 
be enhanced." 



Helen MacMahon 

Sophomore 

Middleburg, Virginia 

"As long as it wouldn't 
hinder the benefits of a small 
college, raising the enroll- 
ment would be alright. It 
would increase the diversity 
of the student body by accep- 
ting more students." 



Campus Voices 



by Michele Baize 



Level Of Personal Contact Would Decrease 



Personal contact is in essence the 
latest strength and admittedly the 
•wst weakness of Washington College. 
« must tolerate the inconvenience of 
°e latter to achieve the excellence of 
™ former. The very quality of this in- 
T'acy is inherent in the manageable 
ge of the student body. Ac- 
comodating an extra four-hundred to 
^-hundred students would be 
™logous to shoving a size twelve into 
' s )ze six trouser. Washington College 
™ Chestertown are not suited for a 
'ger student body. 
-Trie facilities at the college are not 
Wpped for a drastic enrollment in- 
|J. ase We only have t«vu academic 
"Uoings which are barely adequate 
f our institution as it stands. People 
rj str uggling for positions at corn- 
er terminals now. I dread to witness 



he 



*> r eer 



result of an increase of users from a 



student body. The Dining Hall 



oul <i have to .rdarge or establish 



longer dining hours. The list of inconve- 
niences is endless. 

One may argue that an increase in 
students may increase the money in- 
flow and permit the expansion of our 
campus. However, I do fear that any 
quantitative alteration of the structure 
of academic buildings may indeed in- 
hibit the qualitative changes promised 
in the building plans for the academic 
center etc. I do not think that in our pre- 
sent condition we can improve 
facilities, and increase the student 
population without raising the tuition. 

Overcrowding and money demands 
on one's purse are in themselves grim 
prospects. Yet the most harm would be 
felt in the classroom. Classes would 
necessarily have to enlarge and our ad- 
vantageous faculty student ratio would 
be nullified. Most university classes are 
lectures and students would not dream 
of interjecting their personal ideas. In 
contrast Washington College affords its 



students a freedom conducive to the 
growth of each individuals integrity. 

The very fact that we have essay ex- 
ams and two or three papers per term 
stands as a remarkable phenomenon in 
today's "faculty educational system." 
Yes, at first some of us may not feel in- 
clined to call examinations beneficial. 
On second thought a reasonable stu- 



Caty Coundjeris 



dent must confess that the personal 
contact each Washington College pro- 
fessor gives to his or her students is in- 
herent in the curriculum. We not only 
receive grades but constructional 
criticism. This takes much time and ef- 
fort on the part of the professor with the 
student body as it exists already; an in- 
crease will certainly harm this. 



We have, existing at our college, a 
very real example of the inconvenience 
an increase in the student population 
presents. Over two hundred students 
are living off campus due to the renova- 
tion of the women's dormitory. 
Perhaps this is one way of ac- 
commodating a larger student body. 
Yet I feel that morale on campus is dif- 
ferent this year. A moderating force 
among the freshmen is absent. This 
could persist if a large number of upper 
classmen elect to live off-campus. 
Overcrowding most certainly would in- 
stigate such a migration. The effect is 
devastating maturation process in such 
a community as ours. 

Yes, there are many side effects in 
expanding an institution when its very 
nature depends upon its intimacy — 
most of them negative. 

Caty Coundjeris is a senior majoring 
in English. 



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Council Appointment Raises Representation Issue 



continued from page 1 
time students pay an equal por- 
tion of student fees." However, 
n o part-time students are 
allowed to apply for any finan- 
cial aid from the College. 

The Dean's Office maintains 
n o written distinction between 
full and part-time students. 
"It's a different classification, 
but the grading system is the 
game," said Associate Dean 
Alice Berry. However, ac- 
cording to Gary Clark, Chair- 
man of the Admissions and 
Academic Standing Commit- 
tee, part-time students are not 
allowed to compete for the 
Dean's List or for department 
honors unless they are atten- 
ding full-time when the deci- 
sions are made. The Athletic 
Department does not allow 



part-time students to play on 
varsity teams because of an 
NCAA ruling. Director of 
Athletics Ed Athey said "You 
have to take at least three 
courses — the equivalent of 12 
credit hours at other institu- 
tions — to play .... it's just an 
NCAA rule." 

The recent SGA motion 
allows Tom Jackson to remain 
a dorm senator, but the motion 
contradicts Article I, section 2 
of the Student Government 
constitution that reads: "All 
full time undergraduate 
students of Washington College 
are members of the SGA and 
are entitled to representative 
vote in all proceedings," (Stu- 
dent Handbook, p.34 ) . The Stu- 
dent Government Association 
By-Laws state that "No person 



may be a candidate for any of- 
fice in a campus election if he 
Is not a member of the SGA," 
(Student Handbook, p.37 ) . 

"Part-time students deserve 
representation all the way to 
the top," said Doherty. "They 
can run for President if they 
want .. and they have a right to 
serve on faculty committees." 
He continued: "Tom's resigna- 
tion outraged the senate; they 
saw that he was one of their 
own. They saw he had a lot to 
give, and that there's no dif- 
ference between part-time and 
full-time students." 

"Basically there isn't any 
difference," said Jackson. 
"It's just because of financial 
or academic reasons that 
students are part-time. Once in 
a while, there are people that 



see you're part-time and treat time students is," said Doher- 
you differently. I think there ty, "and that's got to come 
are a lot of part-time students from the students and the Ad- 
that feel that way." ministration." 



The status of part-time 
students at the College and on 
the SGA could have major im- 
plications in the long range for 
the College, says Doherty. In- 
creasing enrollment — a cur- 
rent topic of discussion of the 
Long-Range Planning Commit- 
tee, further cuts in financial 
aid by the federal government, 
the shortage of campus hous- 
ing, the rise in tuition are all 
factors that conceivably lead 
to an increase in the percen- 
tage of part-time students at- 
tending Washington College in 

the near future. "The goal is to 
find out what the role of part- 



Jackson is sure about his 
role: "I feel that I am a part of 
the College community. I have 
a lot to offer the students here, 
and I want to help." 

The SGA ad hoc committee 
established to review the Con- 
stitution and the Student 
Judicial Codes is now looking 
Into the possibility of a con- 
stitutional amendment clarify- 
ing the part-time student's 
position at the College. Ac- 
cording to SGA Secretary 
Chris Foley, the senate has not 
yet decided whether to amend 
the Constitution or not. 



SGA Resolution Leaves Senate Members Dubious 



continued from page 1 
all off-campus students asking 
them to list any housing pro- 
blems they had. The results 
will be returned to the Presi- 
dent who will undertake the 
necessary steps to rectify any 
problems submitted. 

Despite the results of the 
resolution, there is a 
discrepancy regarding the 
manner by which the resolu- 
tion was drafted. The 
discrepancy revolves around 
the apparently faulty com- 
munication between the senate 
and the executive board. 

Chris Doherty, SGA Presi- 
dent, said the resolution was 
drafted because there was a 
general consensus among 
senators that the housing pro- 
blem (the condition of the hous- 
provided for those students 
ced by the renovation of 
Minta Martin) needed to be ad- 
dressed by the SGA. Specif ical 



to write a resolution which was 
drafted in the meeting and 
read aloud." Because of an ex- 
tensive agenda and in the in- 
terests of time, it was decided 
that anyone interested in con- 
tributing to the final draft 
could remain after the meeting 
and help with the wording of 
the document. 

Mona Brinkley, SGA vice- 
president, has a different 
understanding of the matter: 
"The senate decided to draft a 
letter, not a resolution, to the 
Dean (of students) to ask to set 
up a date that would be conve- 
nient to meet and discuss the 
housing situation." She 
clarified her statement: 
"There are steps that should be 
taken — such as interviews and 
surveys — to get the facts 
straight before a resolution of 
this tone is sent. Now that it's 
sent, it's worthless, and it 
weakens the stance of the 



semantics." "We (the senate) never passed 

Mona disagreed: "The SGA a resolution that I know ot- 
tos taken its strongest position Christina Fisher said: "It was 



without doing their homework, 
and it weakens the stance of 
the SGA in the future. " 

This discordance aside, the 
resolution, as stated in the last 
sentence, was "passed by the 
Senate on this Day, October 13, 
1986." According to several 
senate members, however, the 
senate did not pass the resolu- 
tion. Tamara Hunter stated: 



supposed to be a letter," and 
Perry Finney claimed: "To 
my recollection, it was suppos- 
ed to be a letter." 

Ceci Kosenkranius also 
thought it was decided that a 
letter should be sent requesting 
the dean's presence at the 
meeting and "didn't know it 
was going to be a resolution." 
Erika Del Priore agreed and 



added: "I was quite surprised 
at this (the resolution)." Upon 
seeing the resolution, Laleh 
Malek, Kathi Winter, and Bill 
Kerbin stated that they had 
never seen it. 

Doherty stated "I didn't do 
anything behind the senate's 
back." Even though at least 
nine senators did not vote to 
pass or reject the resolution, it 
was submitted as "passed by 
the Senate." 



Vandalism Not Being Reported 



ly, the SGA planned to hold the SGA.' 

all-campus meeting mentioned Chris countered this argu- 

In the resolution, or as Doherty ment by saying "either way, it 

described it: "A barn-burning represented the voice of the 

pep rally for the housing SGA. Whether it was 

cause." He continued: "The presented as a letter or a 

senate agreed by a voice vote resolution is a question of 



continued from page 1 
report the incident to the 
Chestertown Police Depart- 
ment since he felt that there 
was "nothing they could really 
do." 

Jerry Roderick, director of 
campus security, confirmed 
that there had only been two in- 
cidents concerning parking lot 
vandalism reported so far. 

"It's beneficial to everyone if 
the incidents are reported, 



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It is documented that if a 
wson exercises the heart at 
''-ISO beats per minute for 
'alf-an-hour, three days per 
9ee k, that person would 
mdergo what is known as a 
raining effect. 

That person, all else being 
distant, would lose weight, 
B ve lower blood pressure, be 
fs tired during the day, tend 
'stop smoking if a smoker, 
~'e lower cholestoral levels 
' tie blood, be less prone to 
^rt attacks and strokes, and 
~ Ve a stronger sense of well 

People who exercise regular- 
' tend to live longer and lead 
J*« fulfilling lives. SO EX- 
POSE— PRUDENTLY! ! 
As it is almost the first of the 
? on 'h, I would uke to extend 
?*PPy Birthday Wishes to all 
J™* celebrating their bir- 
""•ays in November. 

was disappointed with the 
rmout for your Halloween 
luerade Contest at the 



evening. These special dinners 
were designed as an alter- 
native to the regular every 
night dinners. If students 
aren't interested or do not feel 
the need for these special 
meals, we would appreciate 
them letting the Dining Service 
know. 




Trans- 



ylvania Dinner Thursday 



Next Wednesday, November 
5th, is our Eastern Shore Din- 
ner. The menu will feature: 
fried chicken, crab casserole, 
sliced country ham, oven 
browned potatoes, vegetables 
a la Chester, corn on the cob, 



paid (or by the WCDS 

corn bread and pecan pie. 

The S.G.A. Food Service 
Committee will soon be han- 
ding out reservation forms for 
the Student Thanksgiving Din- 
ner, November 19th. Start get- 
ting your group of four or eight 
together right away. 

A special "Thank You" to 
Dave Knowles, Darrell Jester, 
Kim Faulkner and Ted Legates 
for "holding down the fort" 
while Jeffrey DeMoss, Mary 
Lorraine Sexton and Sharon 
Crew attended an NACUFS 
regional seminar last week at 
Millersville College, in 
Millersville, Pennsylvania. 
The seminar was both educa- 
tional and informative. This 
was a first-time experience for 
Mrs. Crew and Ms. Sexton to 
attend a three day regional 
seminar. They made a lot of 
friends with whom they can ex- 
change ideas beneficial to all. 

Well, I guess it's back to the 
kitchen for me and a batch of 
gingersnaps that needs to be 
baked. Until next week.. .Mom. 



even if the person feels that 
nothing can be done." 
Roderick pointed out that the 
reports are the only way that 
security can become aware of 
any possible problems. Both 
Middleton and Bournazian, 
who had their cars damaged, 



mited," said Cheif Mauritz M. 
Stetson of Chestertown Police 
department, who shares 
Roderick's concern. "It's true 
that once it's done, the damage 
cannot be reversed, but many 
times someone is caught com- 
mitting the same crime 



suggested more frequent somewhere else and unless a 
patrols around the parking lots report is filed, there can never 



by security, yet Roderick said 
that, unless the problems are 
reported, security has no way 
of knowing where problems ex- 
ist. 

"I disagree with those who 
feel that nothing can be done 
once the crime has been com- 



be any connection made bet- 
ween cases." 

Both Stetson and Roderick 
agreed that until the 
authorities are involved and 
made aware of problems, a 
solution to the problem is 
unlikely. 



LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 



continued from page 2 

feelings and views are the 
same as before. I represent not 
only the students off campus 
but also the part-time and if I 
may go as far as to say, I'll 
represent the non-traditional 
students as well. My views 
have never changed, and if I 
have to resign again, they will 
never change even when I do 
become a full-time student. 

As it stands now, the SGA 
will not allow me to resign. 
They have passed a motion 
that gives part-time students a 
representative voice in the 
SGA. I've decided to take my 
seat back because of one thing, 
my voice may not be heard out 
side the SGA and my hands 
aren't tied, but in the SGA, I 
have a voice and my hands are 
tied, to a point. I'll say this one 
time only, this will not be the 
last time you'll hear from me. 



It may take weeks or a month, 
or two, but I remind you that 
I'm here and still independent 
in my views. No one can buy or 
control me. 

Thomas P. Jackson 

Part-time student 

SGA part-time Senator 

Cater Misquoted 



To The Editor: 

I wish to commend The Elm 
for its excellent coverage of the 
report made by the Middle 
States team which visited 
Washington College last week. 
It should be noted, however, 
that I was misquoted. Rather 
than stating that the review 
was "unnecessarily swift," I 
said that the review was 
"necessarily swift." 
Sincerely, 
Douglass Cater 



Page 6 



FEATURES 



THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



October 31. 1986 



Poltergeist Plays 
Pranks On 
Reid Residents 



by Mary Riner 
One breezy September Eve, 
a third floor Reid resident 
awoke — her mattress breath- 
ed in, pulling her into the 
center. She felt long, wispy 
fingers stroking her blond hair, 
and gently patting her on the 
back. No, her boyfriend was 
not the source of this attention, 
in fact, there was no one in her 
bed — she was alone, or was 
she? 

Earlier that day across the 
hall another resident was sit- 
ting on her bed diligently pur- 
suing a homework assignment, 
when a loud thud distracted 
her from her work. A television 
securely lodged inside a desk 
had been dislodged from its 
resting place, plummeted to 
the floor without a scratch. Did 
that television sprout wings, 
and fly down to the floor by 
itself, or did it have a little help 
from an invisible friend? 
Across the room, her room- 
mate, just a few minutes 
before this incident, had been 
rummaging through her calen- 
dar trying to pinpoint a date to 
go home. Simultaneously, 
when the television dropped, a 



stragetically placed vase of 
roses fell on the calendar, 
smearing the dates into illegi- 
ble puddles of ink. 

Several days later, the 
television was moved to a more 
central location upon a shelf of 
a few sturdy milk cartons. Min- 
ding her own business the resi- 
dent heard another crashing 
sound. To her dismay, the TV 
had been dislodged from the 
shelf again. This time it lay 
shattered on the floor. Ap- 
parently, that television was 
never meant to exist in the 
room across from the crawl 
space to the Reid Hall attic. 
Can these incidents realistical- 
ly be passed-off as mere coin- 
cidences? 

Lonliness. A poltergeist 
arises from the eternally lost 
souls. Earthbound, they satisfy 
their lack of fulfillment by 
preying on the better judge- 
ment of men and women. 
Despite the legendary ghost 
tales of spiritual apparitions 
lurking around the scene of a 
murder, poltergeist can 
manifest their trickery 
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human conscience by moving 
objects, rapping and tapping 
out strange sounds, and 
physically touching people 
they can sneak up on. What 
could be a better place for a 
poltergeist to conjur-up in- 
cantations than a college dorm 

the home of young, 

vibrant, and impressionable 
teenagers? 

At first one is struck by its 
many similarities ' to "the 
Adams Family" house. Reid 
Hall was built in 1858, complete 
with an eerie double staircase 
and an attic that has a reputa- 
tion for mysterious happen- 
ings. The incidents described 
above occurred within a 
week's time in the older wing 
of the third floor. Hand-carved 
wooden panels above each door 
characterize the older portion 
of the hall before it was 
renovated in 1932. The 
crawlspace, located dead- 
center in the right wing, leads 
to the impending attic entrance 
above. The crawlspace has re- 
mained closed ever since Bet- 
ty, the Reid Hal maid, can 
remember until this sum- 
mer. Poltergeists control their 



activity from a special place, 
or hot spot, where the energy is 
most highly concentrated. 
After a few maintenance men 
discovered that the crawl 
space was open, they dead- 
bolted it shut. Since the crawl 
space was closed, there has 
been no reported activity of the 
poltergeist. 

During that week, a coalition 
of third floor Reid girls would 

discuss "Amelia's" the 

name given their mysterious 

visitor precarious pranks 

over breakfast, especially her 
bathroom antics. Alone in the 
bathroom, while brushing her 
teeth, Linda Bloechi heard all 
four toilets flush at the same 
time. "Impossible," she 
thought, unless Amelia was at 
it again. One day Debbie 
Nahmias was lounging outside 
the bathroom door when she 
heard two showers turn on. She 
knew no one was in the 
bathroom, so to satisfy her 
curiosity, she proceeded in and 
found the bathroom empty and 
the showerheads turned off. 
Could it have been her im- 
agination? 

The room across from the 
crawl space, "alias the T.V. 



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room," is the sight of another 
strange occurrence. This time 
Amelia barricaded the door of 
the unoccupied room with the 
milk crate. When the resident 
unlocked the door and exerted 
pressure, the door wouldn't 
budget. She turned again, this 
time successfully, but her 
favorite unicorn mug, broke in. 
to pieces on the floor. 

This prank, as with every 
other prank in the "T.V. room" 
seemed rather vindictive com. 
pared with the mild and 
harmless pranks. Reid Halt 
contains many blond-haired 
girls. Amelia seems to prefer 
natural blonds for her 
harmless tricks, saving her 
more anoying tricks for the 
girls with altered, unnatural 
blond hair. 

One September afternoon a 
light brunett with frosted blond 
streaks awoke from a dream. 
In her effort to sit up, her back 
and neck were held down into 
the pillow for a few moments. 
No there was no other human 
occupying her bed with her. 
This was one of Amelia's 
scarier pranks. 

"Amelia is motherly," Del) 1 
bie Nahmias explained. "Stw 
looks after us." She merely 
plays little pranks with mostol 
the girls. 

One morning, after setting 
her alarm clock the previous 
night. Sheila Nash awoke t» 
find her alarm clock upsi* 
down and now across the room- 
On some mornings, from her 
room on the balcony, footstep! 
could be heard outside but n« 
one was out there. 

These strange occurrenctj 
happened the week Jj 
September 13-20. Since «* 
crawl space was dead-bolt* 
no incidents have b ee ' 
reported. Despite the fact""" 
it is Halloween, the time v#| 
the spirits are supposed » 



arise from their graves, 



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arise irom tneir graven, -- 
Reid Hall girls are quite coi"J 
dent Amelia will be sou»J 
asleep. "Nothing has happe^ 
recently," Debbie Nahmias^ 
plained. "Just because it e 
witches holiday, doesn't 0^" 
that she's going to appear. 



Octo ber 31, 1986 



THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



Page 7 



Ghost Makes Tawes A Spirited Place 



by Susan Rolls 

Sure theatres make noise. 
That's the nature of a building 
with huge, air-filled space full 
of electrical wires, hidden 
doors, empty seats, cat walks 
and metal staircases. Sure it 
makes noise. It was when I 
walked in and realized there 
wasn't any noise that I started 
to get scared. 

We spent the night in the 
theatre, Chas Foster and I, to 
if the much-talked-about 
ghost would appear. Neither of 
us had ever seen the theatre 



the cat-walks and the house. 
There was nothing to do but 
wait. 

The first time I heard about 
the theatre ghost was when I 
was a sophomore. It was dur- 
ing the production of My Lady 
from the Sea. Before the show 
our technical director was on 
stage taking care of some last 
minute problems when he 
heard someone on the grid. 
When he looked up he saw a 
figure dressed in black peering 
down at him. It was the theatre 
ghost. And so I learned that we 
had a ghost, and that this ghost 
had two outfits, one white and 



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ghost before, although Foster one black. According to legend 
lad waited for it before. "I saw if you see the ghost in black 



stray cat," he recalled. 
[■here was a stray cat in the 
heatre this night too. 

Tawes theatre sits 
oajestically across the street 
rom the fire-lane, directly 
icross from the street-light 
hat always shuts off when you 
ass under it. This theatre, like 
fll theatres, is rich in imagina 



something bad is bound to hap- 
pen. During strike (dismantl- 
ing of the set) that night a rope 
broke and a pipe fell about 
twenty feet onto the stage 
floor, where it left a hole an 
inch deep. The music was so 
loud in the theatre that no one 
heard the head's-up call and 
the pipe barely missed the 
dramaturg's head. This was 



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ng there. And like every theatrp " h "" 
heatre, Tawes has its own 
legend about an in-house ghost. 




theatre ghost. 

John McDanolds, a '85 with a 
degree in Music has experienc- 



"A dark, shadowy image 
moved across the back row, 
took a seat, and sat there. 



Traditionally every theatre ed twice what he referred to as 
I home to the spirit of some "the same visual supposed ap- 
ng dead character. Usually parition." On both occasions 
ith"S some connec tion Mc Danolds said, "A dark, 
P» the theatre, either shadowy image moved across 
"use « i human ancestor the back row (of the theatre), 
took a seat, and sat there." 
Others have heard the ghost 



»rked there, died the same 
gr the theatre was built, or 
•cause the theatre was nam- 
1 'or them. As it turns out, 
|<atres seem to be ideal 
tees for ghosts to dweU. 
We is a lot of imaginative 
wity concentrated in one 
• c O Drama professor Rick 
wis said. "Plus, there're lots 
Jin places to ghost around 

Nfc Tawes Theatre alone 
ere are hundreds of places 

a spirit to ghost around. 
| ghost of Tawes Theatre, 
•ever, has been seen only in 
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Braden did once while she was 
playing the piano. 

Although we waited patient- 
ly, Chas Foster and I saw no 
ghost that night. The theatre 
was noisy of course, filled with 
the usual sounds of doors open- 
ing and closing, machinery tur- 
ning on and off, and an occa- 
sional cricket. At regular inter- 
vals all the noise would stop 
and the theatre would become 
deathly quiet. At these times 
we could hear each other 
breathe. Perhaps the ghost en- 
Joyed watching us, knowing we 
were there to catch a glimpse 
of him. The theatre ghost, 
whether it dwells in our im- 
aginations or in the shadows of 
Tawes theatre, is certainly 
here to stay in either capacity. 
"It's a nice tradition," said 
MacDanolds, and a tradition 



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THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



October 31, 1986 



SPORTS 




Volleyball Suffers Losses, 
Expects Recovery 



by Christine Wiant 



by Christine Wiant 

The Volleyball team entered 
the Gallaudet tournement Oct. 
17th and 18th confidently, but 
their optimism quickly faded 
as two minutes into the first 
game against Christopher 
Newport, Kim Madigan, team 
co-captain, suffered an injury 
and was taken out of the tour- 
nament. The team continued to 
play hard for the remainder of 
the game and won 16-14, but ac- 
cording to coach Penny Fall, 
"the loss of Kim proved to be 
difficult to adjust to." The 
match ended 16-14, 14-16, 8-15 in 
Newports favor. 

The next match of the tour- 
nament against Catholic also 
ended in defeat 5-15, 10-15. 
Saturday morning's meeting 
with Methodist left the team 
with yet another loss 6-15, 7-15. 
But owing to their skill and 
spirit the Sho'women bounced 
back against Eastern for a vic- 
tory 15-«, 15-7. Their come- 
back did hold up against 
before vou start then your body neighboring Kent and Queen Glassboro, however 



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Preventive Maintenance Is Key 
To Athletic Success 



gave credit to co-captain Beth 
Wolfe "for her leadership u, 
holding the team together." 

Their slump continued Mon- 
day Oct. 20th, as they lost to 
Del Tech 12-15, 6-15. PulUrig 
together the Sho'women gave 
it their best against Epsolo 15. 
3, but again fall back to a 4-15, 
2-15 loss. 

On Thursday Oct.23rd, while 
still recovering from their 
losses, the team met Cecil 
head-on for a victory of 15-9, 15- 
3. Their next victim, Mon- 
tgomery, also succumbed to 
the Sho'womens playing skill 
15-7, 15-13. "The backline play 
was good and the spikes and 
serves were strong," stated 
coach Fall. 

Holding a present score 
12,15 the team has an op- 
timistic outlook. Kim Madigan, 
now out for the season stated 
"of course I'm upset about be- 
ing out for the season, but con- 
trary to what some may 
believe, I know the team will 
continue to play well." Debby 
Cohn voiced the feelings of the 



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and mind can work together to Anne counties on the principals although they put up a tough team. "We'll miss Kim s spirit 

As the wave of fitness rolls achieve fitness in a sensible, of preventive^ care. _The_Pro- fight> the gho'men suffered a but wehaveenough telent ., 



on the playing field. But wait: ^s 
Haven't they forgotten 
something? Are they ready for 
all this sudden activity? You 
might say "Of course they're 
ready. It's about time, before 
they turn into celluloid blobs." 

But there are things you 
have to remember. What you 
do be/ore you exercise is just 
as Important as what you do 
when you exercise. You can't 
go from lifting your favorite 
chips to pumping iron. Exer- 
cise is a building-up process, 
not a jump right-in process. If 
your body's not ready to adjust 
to the bold new fitness agenda 
your mind has planned, you 
may be in trouble. 



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this is the first time it is being 
offered. Tony Dugall is a well 
qualified teacher with a 
masters degree in health and 
physical conditioning, along 
with his many awards for his 
contributions to sports 
medicine. 

Preventive care is perhaps 
the most important fact of 
sports. Mr. Dugall stresses the 
common sense knowledge that 
is often overlooked in order to 
train harder and longer, or just 
not considered important. Pro- 
per diet, rest and exercise are 
major factors in preventing 
sports-related injuries. The 
body cannot function properly 
without enough nutrients. If 
water Intake is not sufficient 
the body works slower and car- 
bon monoxide builds up in the 
system, causing fatigue. 

Warm-up before athletic ac- 



12-15, 5-15 defeat. Coach Fall 



but we have enough talent on 
the team to carry us through." 



Soccer Takes Strides 



by John Bodnar The goals for W.C. were pro- 

vided by Jon Larson (2), Alan 

is, in addition, a serious con- the winning goalie, 
tender. After back-to-back vie- 
tories this past week, the While most of the campffi 
Shoremen have now won four was taking mid terms M 
out of their last five games and week the W.C. soccer team had 
increased their record to 7-7-1. a test of their own when the 
squared-off against Widnet 
"Our skills have improved University on Wednesday, 0c 
greatly over the last five tober22nd. 

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strengthening of our offensrve marched to an 

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Sun have three regular season ^"^"^ffi^. 
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medicine an athletic can ad- That's an improvement 

minister to the body. The pulse <; ho . me n are temporal 

rate needs to be »»-*£ The shQ , men , s most receent The Sho men are temp 

f, e r a /„,,oul work MusclesTan't victim was Gallaudet on Tues- Ltiny. They will battle if 

teexpeetedtores^a^toW day Oct. 28th W.C. posted a ^ t h Johns Hopkins Univers 

peexpecieuioic^uiu solid game as they chalked up n Friday night, October 3» 

causes mLle soreness ^r « 5-1 victory. Two of the five H *kihs is currently V» 

woree yT torn ligament goals came on penalty shots. ove P r aU and are 4^ in the c* 

Stretching after a work out . ference. The Shoremen, «» 

helps to keep the muscle from Senior Captain Patrick haven t made the m- ^ 

tightening and loosing flexibili- McMenamin said "Gallaudet playoff s m over five years, 

ty. It also prevents post train- was basically a practice game have to knock-off Hodkb <i 

ing soreness. Although fitness for us. It was one of those keep their hopes alive. » t 

doesn't begin at the gym, if you games that up until now, use to over Hopkins could give 

don't take preventive care, be a close game. We just 

that may be where it ends. dominated." 



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October 31, 1986 



THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



Hockey Looks Ahead To Tourney 



Page 9 




Lll Whalen struggles with her Gallaudet opponent in en effort to 



by Jeb Stewart 
The WC women's Field 
Hockey team finished up their 
regular season Tuesday, Oc- 
tober 28th, losing to Goucher 2- 
1. Although the loss set the 
Sho'women's record back to 4- 
5, outstanding freshman 
Carole Reese seemed en- 
couraged. "We came out 
strong, played hard, and really 
wanted to win," she said. "We 
had a good passing game and a 
lot of offensive breakways. We 
- just couldn't get the ball in the 
■ goal." Coach Diane Guinan felt 
that Reece had been a key 
player for the Sho'women. 
"Carole had some nice 
movements, good cuts...," she 
stated. "She really played 
well." 

Earlier, on October 22nd, the 
Sho'women finished their 
home schedule, outshooting 
Gallaudet in shots on the goal 
34-9 en route to a 3-0 victory. 
Liz Whelan stuck two goals in 



and Sandie Coulter added one 
during the game. "Overall I 
was very pleased with the per- 
formance of the team," said 
Coach Guinan after the game. 
"We had some nice connec- 
tions, transitions and hustle. 
We haven't quite gotten back to 
our full potential as a team, but 
we did have some shining 
moments." 

This Saturday at Gallaudet 
WC will play in a single 
elimination tournament. The 
Sho'women will probably open 
with rugged Georgetown. If the 
Sho'women take the game, 
they will have another shot at 
first ranked Catholic, a team 
that defeated WC 1-0. Guinan is 
encouraged with the 
Sho'women's chances. "It 
won't be easy, but they'd better 
not count on us at this point," 
she said. "Georgetown and 
Catholic will be our biggest 
challenges. If we have a good 
day we could come out on top." 



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Fri. 31 



Volleyball 

CWAC Tournament ( A ) 

Soccer 

Hopkins (A) 



Sat. 1 



Men 's , Women 's Crew Row Schuylkill 



by Tom Merrill 

On Saturday October 25th the 
Washington College Crew row- 
ed the Head of the Schuylkill, a 
three mile race. The boats in- 
volved in this race were the 
men's varsity four, the men's 
varsity eight, and the women's 
varsity four. 

In a Head Race, the boats 
start 10 second intervals. The 
clock starts as your boat goes 
through the shute. Obviously, 
the best time wins. 

The men's four rowed the on- 



Tennis 



ly race without incident. Star- 
ting 29th overall, the four 
finished 25th according to time, 
out of a field of 43. 

The men's eight had difficul- 
ty at the shute. A boat out of 
order reached the start too 
soon, and blocked it. Despite 
this, the crew rowed a strong 
race. "Inexperience hurt us at 
the start, but our training paid 
off in the body of the race in a 
successful attempt to hold off 
the Coast Guard Academy and 
finish strongly," said Sean 



Kennedy, stroke of the varsity 
eight. 

"I was our first three mile, 
and as such it was a good 
chance to see how well we are 
doing so far," said coach Geoff 
Gibbons. 

The women had a fair start, 
but roughly 1,000 meters into 
the race there was a clash bet- 
ween the women and a slower 
boat. The interchange lost ap- 
proximately 15-20 seconds. 
They recovered their rhythm 
and finished their race, 16th 



out of 23. "The top ten were 
clearly out of our league, thus 
we were really 6th out of 13," 
coach Johnny Wagner said. 

The team is travelling to Olo- 
quon, Virginia this Saturday, 
November 1st for another 
three mile race. Competing for 
the first time will be the men's 
and women's novice eights. 
The competition will be Duke, 
the University of Virginia, 
Lafayette, George Mason 
University, and Mary 
Washington. 



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Soccer 

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Wed. 5 



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7:00 p.m. 



Thurs. 6 

Volleyball 
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Women Fall To Haverford, Men Take Army 



byFredWyman 

The Washington College ten- 
nis team made their fall debut 
Friday, October 17th, at 
Haverford College. Haverford, 
Hie 2nd best team in the Middle 
Atlantic Conference, and the 
inclement weather put a 
•taper on the Shorewomen's 



hopes for victory. The 'Fords 
swept all six singles matches. 
The doubles matches could not 
be played due to rain. 

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and 6-4, 6-3 respectively. 

The women return to the 
courts this week as they travel 
to Trenton State University to 
complete in the Rolex Eastern 
Small College Championships. 
Representing WC will be Pam 
Loughman, Cathy Engle, and 
freshman Susanne Segal. On 
November 7th and 8th, the 
women will play their last fall 
matches hosting John Jay Col- 
lege and Hunter College. 



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Walbert, Tracey Pritzlaff, and Despite the fact that it was 

Meg Wheatley each played in Army's firsHrip to the Eastern 

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Military Academy. 

The Shoremen racked up 
their 6th victory of the fall by 
upsetting Army 7-2 Friday, 
Oct.17. 

Playing some of their best 
tennis, the netters who hold a 
pre-season ranking of 7th in the 
NACC III, captured the top 
four singles positions and 
swept the doubles. Alejandro 
Hernandez, Claudio Gonzalez, 
David Marshall, and Ross Col- 
eman registered straight 
triumphs to give WC a 4-2 ad- 
vantage after singles; 
however, it was Coleman & 
Hernandez doubles victory 
that clinched the team win for 
Washington. The Shore 
tandem's win paved the way 
for an all Washington sweep of 
the doubles. As Marshall & 
Gonzalez walloped Kenadall 
Sheets and Todd Ramsey 6-1, 6- 
2, and Rich Phoebus and Bill 
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THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



October 31. joj 



An Overlord's Look At The Realm Of Baseball 



I by Bill Beekman 
n the beginning there was 
The Game. And it was good. Kids 
across America played it in parks and 
sandlots, dreaming of someday joining 
their heroes in the big time: Ruth and 
Gehrig and Koufax and Cobb, Young 
and DiMaggio and Hornsby and Hobbes. 
The Game was played on grass, under 
the sun. It was called "America's 
game" and associated with apple pie. 
The Game was baseball. 

Over the years there were problems 
and changes, betting scandals and drug 
scandals, domed stadiums and ar- 
tificual grass. But still the game sur- 
vived, and thrived. Modernism could 
corrupt The Game, but not defeat it. 
Always, the Game won our hearts by 
breaking the summer doldrums, our 
minds with endless statistics and 
strategems, and our souls with penant 

But then came the year 1986. And all 
was not well. The baseball lords looked 
down upon the diamonds and were 
dismayed. They saw dropped pop-ups 
and botched double plays. They watch- 
ed Steve Carlton pass like misdirected 
mail from Philly to San Fran to 
Chicago to oblivion, and Pete Rose col- 
lect dust, going the month of 
September without an at-bat. In 
Baltimore they watched Eddie Murray 
battle with administration instead of 
opponents, and the O's battle for last in- 
stead of first place. They witnessed the 
year without the pennant race, the year 
that subway riders talked about tax 
reform and super-power summits in- 
stead of who won last nights game. 

I talked with one of the baseball lords 
in August. He was noticeably upset. He 
had just witnessed the Mets increase 



their lead to 22 games with a victory 
over Pittsburgh. "Baseball like it 
oughta be" the scoreboard read, but 
the scorecard showed something dif- 
ferent. I pressed the baseball lord to 
tell me what was wrong with this year s 
game. . . ,, 

"I don't know. I think it's a test. Ya, 
that's it, it's a test. You American fans 
have had fun every year. You i take 
baseball for granted nowadays. We re 
going to show you what it would be like 
if baseball were a less perfect form 
than it is. But in the end we'll deliver 
just like always. And next year — 



certainly come true. The 1986 playoffs 
have been a welcome relief to a 
lackluster season. But, still, something 
is missing. That something is style. 
Continuously, games were won not 
because of strong defense or clutch hit- 
ting but because of lack of execution 
by the other team. The Mets didn't win 
the Series so much as the Red Sox lost 
it. Four times the Red Sox were one 
strike away from the world champion- 
ship, only to finally collapse on a wild 
pitch and an error. Three times in the 
playoffs baseballs bounced off of gloves 
and over fences for home runs. 



"But baseball isn't like politics, 
it's purer, more reliable." 



watch out. When all is said and done 
you'll appreciate what we have given 
you more than ever. You'll see." 

I was ecstatic. These baseball lords 
carry a certain aura about them, like a 
politician. But baseball isn't like 
politics, I thought, it's purer, more 
reliable. So I canceled my trip to 
Iceland, my right class, and my 
weekend work shifts, and prepared for 
a phenomenal ending to a forgetable 
season. October was reserved for 
baseball. 

Now, two months later, series just 
completed in time for Halloween, I can 
say that baseball lord's promise has 



Throughout, the winning formula was 
simple: luck. Hope that the other team 
makes more mistakes than you do. 

But these problems aside, baseball 
experienced one more problem even 
more basic than this one — money. I 
don't mean lack of it, though, I mean 
greed for it. In case you didn't notice, 
each game of the World Series started 
sometime after "Coz," like around 
8:30, and ended about when "Letter- 
man" usually begins. I talked recently 
with another one of the baseball lords 
about this, this lord not yet full-fledged 
but definitely upwardly mobile. He, 
like I was before, was ecstatic. 
"Why are all the games starting so 



late, even on weekends?." I asked. 

"It's all part of a grand compromise 
ABC and NBC give us heaps and heaps 
of money and we let them decide when 
to start the game. Everybody 
benefits." . 

"But isn't that bad for your fans. 
especially for the kids who dream ol 
watching their heroes." 

"Oh, sure, it's a little inconvenient 
for the little tykes. But Mom and Dai 
watch the game and tell them about J 
in the morning. Nothing lost. And its 
Mom and Dad who buy the product 
that ABC and NBC advertise, not th ( 
kids." 

"But don't you think that by douij 
this you'll lose the interest of the kids?" 
"Nah. Kids simply love baseball. Its 
one of those unwritten rules. 

"One more question. Do you think 
baseball is selling its soul for the sab 
of an extra buck?" 

"Sorry. I'd love to answer that one 
but I don't have the time. Got a meettai 
with NBC about a contract extensia 
you know. And then I have to discuss 
some things with the Republican Part) 
Chairman. It's been nice talking will 
you, though, Caio." 

He hurried off into the distance, eye 
still glowing from the 55 Nielson shan 
his series had received Monday night 
He carried the future of baseball will 
him. Unfortunately it was in his brill 
case, not on the playing field. 

NOTES: There are two moj 
episodes in our athletics in academi 
series to go, with next week's beingi 
look at various programs which shoi 
be implimented to solve this dilemnu 
and the final article a look at how all* 
this relates to Washington College. 



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THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



Page 1 J 



De Reggae Be Du-Du-Du-Du 



by David Healey 

Reggae. At the word you 
think of Rastafarians in 
dreadlocks, spun out on this ex- 
otic music while ganja smoke 
twists upward into the 
Jamaican night. Maybe this is 
bow it was. Maybe it still is. 
But Reggae has beat its way 
beyond tropical ghettos. It has 
even grooved its way into 
Casey Casern's American Top 
40. 

Music Professor Kathy Mills 
told us all about it. She gave a 
great talk called "This is Reg- 
gae Music," part of the 
Literary House Teas and Talks 
series. It was in the press room 
with every seat taken. This 
reporter had to sit on the steps 
and still there were people 
standing in the doorway look- 
ing in. 

Of course it all began in 
Jamaica, in the slums of 
Jamaica. "Trench Town and 
any other slums of Kingston 
where poor kids like Bob 
Marley, Neville Livingstone 
and all the reggae musicians 
grew up in severe poverty, 
where survival was a 
hoodlum's life of gangs, petty 
crime and harrassment," said 
Mills. To be important one had 
to be a D.J. To be a D.J. one 
loaded up a lot of stereo equip- 
ment onto a truck, took along 
stacks of 45's, and set up at 
some empty place in the ghet- 
to. There one played music for 
Ihe rudies (hoods) and their 
girls. It would be a great party 
and the D.J. would be highly 
popular. Mills said, "These en- 
repeneurs (DJ's went to great 
lengths to procure these 45's, 
wen flying to Miami and then 
arefully scraping the paper 
abels off the discs to prevent a 
competing DJ from discover- 



ing what new hits he'd scored. 
These DJ's were showmen 
with pretentions to royalty, 
calling themselves names like 
Duke Reid, Prince Buster 
King Tubby, and Sir Coxone 
Dodd, and wearing lavish and 
outrageous Liberace style 
costumes." 

Mills continued, "When 
American pop music fizzled 
out-lost its danceability- 
around 1960, the sound system 
men had to turn to the local 
scene for interesting music. 
They set up recording studios, 
thus setting the stage for reg- 
gae, and indigenous Jamaican 
pop music." 

Out of this grass-roots search 
for music came ska and rock 
steady. Mills explained, 
"Either the Jamaican musi- 
cians didn't nail down the 
rhythm and blues style quite 
right or they didn't really care 
to; either way, a new style 
emerged called ska. Jamaican 
ska was influenced by horns 
and saxes of jazz, and features 
an accented back beat, often 
played by rhythm guitar." So 
there they were, all those ghet- 
to Jamaicans recording songs 
in the booths set up by former 
DJ's. Chris Blackwell of Island 
Records took many recordings 
back to London with him. The 
West Indian population there 
loved it. Thus the roots of reg- 
gae twisted themselves down 
Into the English soil during the 
early 1960's. Back in Jamaica 
the kids in the recording booths 
were not making much money. 
Said Mills, "Session men, in- 
strumentalists who play back- 
up, made out a little better. 
Rico Rodriguez, the horn- 
player on the 1967 original, 'A 
Message to You Rudy,' recall- 
ed the instrumentalists got $50 



and vocalists got $20." 

Ska developed into Rock 
steady in 1966. Mills explained 
that it's hard to tell the dif- 
ference between ska and rock 
steady. She played examples of 
each and it was hard to tell. 
But there is a difference in 
rock steady having more bass 
and guitar, and solo vocals. It 
has a slower, steadier beat, ex- 
plained Mills. It was easier to 
dance to than ska. She con- 
tinued, "On the question of 
tempo, Bob Marley told 
Timothy White in 1975, 'Da 
guys who were in control robb- 
ed da older musicians up. Dem 
get frustrated an' stop playin'. 
So de music changed from da 
older musicians ta de younger, 
hungrier ones. People like I, 
we love James Brown, an love 
your funky stuffs, an' we dig in- 
to dat American bag. We didn't 
wan' ta stand around playin' 
dat slower ska beat anymore. 
De young musicians, they had 
a different beat-dis was rock 
steady now! Eager ta go! Du- 
du-du-du-...Rock steady goin' t' 
rough!' Ed Ward, in the 
"Rolling Stone History," is 
contradictory but i 1- 
luminating: "Ska.. .was replac- 
ed by the slower, even more 
rhythmic rock steady, "which 
was better for 'rubbin' up a 
daughter on the dance floor." 
Mills herself thought the beat 
was slower, but the rhythm 
was more complex. It was 
edgy. 

Then came reggae. It came 
in 1968 with the Maytal's recor- 
ding "Do the Reggay" and 
again in 1969 with Desmond 
Dekker's "The Israelites." 
This cut sliced along to #12 on 
U.S. music charts. While Mills 
described Reggae music 
technically, this does not let 



you hear what it is. The 
reporter suggests you stay up 
late and listen to WHFS. Tune 
to their Reggae show from 9-1 
a.m. on Saturdays. This will be 
a good program to hear what 
the music is. 

Rastafarians were mention- 
ed. These are the members of a 
Jamaican religion which is 
often associated with reggae. 
Many of the bands are 
Rastafarian and they make 
music about being a 
Rastafarian. Certainly all 
Rastafarians do not play reg- 
gae and all reggae is not 
Rastafarian. 

The Rastafarian creed is that 
Jah is the living God. 
Babylon is evil and coruption- 
that's the white world, in- 
cluding Jamaica. The goal is 
always to return to Africa. 
Rastas are peace-loving peo- 
ple, whose lifestyle is based on 
whatever is pure and natural 
that is "I-tal." Hence they con- 
sume no alcohol, the diet is 
restricted, hair is never cut or 
combed, resulting in wild- 
looking dreadlocks. Rastas are 
not inclined to vote, pay taxes 
or send their children to 
schools. Make-up is not allow- 
ed, menstruation is feared, and 
women are otherwise secon- 
dary in importance to men. 
Ganja, marijuana, is con- 
sidered the "wisdomweed" 
prescribed in the Bible, and the 
Rastas encourage the smoking 
of ganja "to aid dere medita- 
tions on de truth," as Marley 
put it. To the reporter it all 
sounded like Bokononism, 
although Sunday school must 
be fun for Rastas. 

Reggae grew up. Bob 
Marley, "Kingman" of reggae, 
gave the sound official U.S. 
recognition when he played a 



Madison Square Garden con- 
cert in 1979. Punk and New 
Wave bands borrowed from it. 
Commercially successful 
groups like the Clash and the 
Police play it. Today there are 
many reggae clubs in big 
cities. 

Mills finished by saying, 
"Perhaps reggae will be 
around for a long time, injec- 
ting new twists into American 
pop music and yet at the same 
time preserving the original 
synthesis of African rhythms, 
Jamaican folk music and 
American rhythm and blues. 
This is a music that speaks 
about a downtrodden and 
tragic world, in a language 
that is seductive, joyous, infec- 
tious and moving. Get in the 
groove! This is reggae 
music!" 



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A STORY TELLER'S CANVAS: 

HISTORY, SHAKESPEARE, 
AND HENRY IV -PART I 

RICK DAVIS 

I^,^{??> hm9ton Colle 9e Drama Department will present 
HENRY IV on November 20 and 21. This course will serve 
as a preview for the production. 



Monday, November 3 and 10 

7:00-8:30 P.M. 

Fine Arts Center 

Tuition $20.00 (Students $5.00} 

To Register Contact Ann Wilmer Hoon 

778-2800 - Ext. 207 



The Washington College 
Music Department will present 
the Early Music Vocal and In- 
strumental Consort on Sun- 
day. Various works that in- 
fluenced other works will be 
performed in this program of 
music, most of which was com- 
posed in the Renaissance. Jos- 
quin's Solve Regina and its 
Plainchant source will be per- 
formed, as will Palestrina's 
motet. Dies Sanctificatus 
Ockeghem's D'ung aultre 
amer will be sung, and Jus- 
quin's motet, Tu solus qui tacis 
mirabilia , which quotes the 
Ockeghem work will also be 
performed. Issac's Innsbruck 
ich muss dich lassen will be 
sung in its original vocal form, 
and instrumental fantasy on 
the work by Lutkeman will be 
played. 

Perforuiers at the consort in- 
clude: Alison Shorter, Mary 
DeMoss, Elissa Teeple, Susan 
DePasquale, Marilee 
Schumann, Jennifer Eisberg, 
Tim Rons, Elizabeth Cooper, 
Laura Brown, Jennifer Leach, 
Marty Duyer, Kathy 
Preridergas t , Kathy 
McGuigan, Kate Bennett, Gina 
Braden, Ruth Davidson, 
Christopher Martin, Esther 
Diamondstone, Don Diefen- 
dorf, and Chip Schaller, and 
Rick Davis. The director of the 
instrumental consort is Amzie 
Parcell. Gary Clarke directs 
the vocal consort. 

This performance begins at 
4:00 p.m. in William James 
Theatre. Admission is free. 



Student Affiliates 
of The American 
Chemical Society 

Present 

"Things That Go 

Boom In The 

Night: The 

Chemistry of 

Fireworks" 

By Dr. John Conkling 

Thurs., Nov. 6th 

7:30 P.M. 

Dunning 203 

DEMONSTRATIONS INCLUDED! 



THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



October 31, 1986 



FTVTF.RTATNMENT 



CAMPUS 
CALENDAR 

FRIDAY, 31 
Theta Party 
Coffeehouse, 9 p.m.-l a.m. 

SATURDAY 1 
Halloween Party 
East Hall, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. 

SUNDAY 2 

Early Music Vocal and 
Instrumental Consort 
Norman James Theatre, 4 p.m. 

MONDAY 3 
Teas and Talks Series 
Rabelais. Talk by Alice Berry- 
O'Neill Literary House. Tea at 
4 p.m. 

Talk at 4 :30 p.m. 
Evening of Majors 
Hynson Lounge, 7 p.m. 

TUESDAY 4 

SUA Band 

The Deal 

Coffeehouse, 9 p.m-1 a.m. 

WEDNESDAY 5 
Advising Day - No Classes 

THURSDAY 6 

Things That Go Boom in the 

Night: 

The Chemistry of Fireworks 

Dr. John Conkling, Speaker, 

Dunning 203, 7:30 p.m. 



Blood & Chocolate A Mixed Meal 




by Paul Henderson 
The new Elvis Costello/Mac- 

Manus/Napoleon Dynamite 

album (I am still waiting for 

him to decide what he wants to 

be called ) Blood & Chocolate is 

in many ways both a success 

and a failure. He seems to be 

slowly living down the praise 

paid to him by Linda Ronstadt 

when she called him perhaps 

the best songwriter of all time. 

I say he is living this comment 

down slowly because Blood & 

Chocolate shows him to be 

both a very good songwriter 

and a very confused and con- 
fusing songwriter. 
Praise by Linda Ronstadt is 

faint praise indeed. To my 

knowledge she has never writ- 
ten a song of her own and is at 

best a pretty face who does an 

adequate job of breathing new 
life into other people's oldies. 
Costello, though, is still strug- 
gling as a performer. He has 
never really broken through in 

the manner he should. Always iJjffSJJJJJ^ BloodttChocolate is a meal for wounded lovars and .waet 
adored by the critics, he has |oves 

only rarely been able to appeal y^ jt is any body else's con- 
to the American record-buying cern Tne messa ge is that 
public. This album should pro- cstello doesn't care about this 
ve no different. There are no pers0B an d the world doesn't 
songs on this album that are eitner . ..£„,] the world has 



and a very Harrisonesque 
guitar squawkings, followed by 
tortured Lennon-like vocals. 
His voice, which has often been 
described as grating on the 
here achieves a real 



good is it to sing protest songs 
when nobody cares about what 
you are protesting? "They say 
the gold paint on the palace 
gates comes from the teeth ol 
pensioners/They are so tired ol 
shooting protest singers/Thai 
they hardly mention us/While 
fountains fill with second hand 
perfume/And sodden trading 
stamps/They'll hang the 
bullies and the louts that 
dampen down the day". Yon 
may not always know who he is 
slamming but you have to be 
impressed with the way he 
does it. 

The idea of the artist, touch- 
ed on in "Tokyo Storm Warn- 
ing," expands its level jj 
cynicism in "Tired Old Bird", 
Here he draws an analagy bet- 
ween an artistic mind and a 
house filled with different 
characters. There are abusive 
parents, psychotic and 
murderous Clark Kent types, 
and alclroholic writers, 
Throughout there are drugs, 
and a crutch that keeps lile 
steady but motionless. 

Musically the album is the 
same old Costello-fairly sim- 
ple, post punk, rock and roll. II 
is competent but never very 
surprising. The only time that 



comparable to his best-known ^ dit , smoutn since then/or nerves, here achieves a rear su, 

sjigles of "Pump It Up" or "I !"*"£ it was yawning". emotional quality that is both he ever really bubbles over and 

There are no j^^n ha r d to get happy delicate and pained 



Night of Comet 



a Good Tale 



by David Healey 

There is this comet coming. 



after that. 

It's alright that these songs 
equate love with futility. We 
can still admire the picture. 
This is harder to do later, 



and you have a song that you 
not only do not understand but 
don't really want to. 



is a brilliant, unrequited love 
song. There may not be a big 
difference between the two 
subjects, but there is a great 
difference in the feeling. It con- 
sciously echoes the Beatles 



Write The Book' 
outright great singles, but 
there are several songs that 
are very good. 

"I Hope You're Happy Now" 
and "Home Is Where You 

Hang Your Head" certainly fit however, with songs like "Blue 
the bill for the "love-sucks" Chair". One gets the vague im- 
song genre. "I Hope You're Hap- prC ssion that this is another 
py Now" describes the feelings song about a broken love affair 
of a man who watches his old but that certainty isn't there, 
lover with another man. He The song is written in language 
It's Christmas time and see s her putting this newcomer so vague and enigmatic that it 
everyone is in a great mood. through the same hell she sub- is almost impossible to 
They all go out to watch it. jected him to. He ends the song decipher. Float this mess on an 

But there is a problem. The ^th the self defensive coda "I ocean of indefinite pronouns 
comet is passing too close to knew then what I know now/fl 
the earth. Last time it did this ne ver loved you anyhow." 
it wiped out the dinosaurs. "Home Is Where You Hang 

What happens to all the y our Head" is an even more 
revelers in Times Square? All miserable love song. "Here 
the folks in L.A.? The comet co mes Mr. Misery /He's tear- 
turns them all to red dust. m g out his hair again/He's cry- 
Anyone partially exposed jjlg over ner again/He's stan- 
becomes a flesh-eating zombie. Qm g m the supermarket 
What an unhappy way for shouting at the customers". 
Thorn Eberhardt's "Night of n ere j s another jilted lover 
the Comet" to begin. wno can 't understand why 

There are, like these two norjo dy cares. Costello does not song of" the same title. There is 
valley girl babes left, ya know. res olve or give any indication the same slow ostinato form 
Regina (Catherine Mary 
Stewart) and Samantha (Kelli 
Maroney) swank it up. The 
comet-a la neutron bomb-has 
only eliminated people. There 
are still clothes stores, man- 
sions, and Porsches. Imagine 
the world as a playground. 

Of course there are these 
zombies to worry about. There 
are government scientists who 
can only survive by draining 
blood from surviving citizens. 
While the girls are having fun 
in California they get into 
shoot-outs with zombies, cap- 
tured by the scientists, and fall 
in love. They aren't the only 
survivors, and they meet up 
with a handsome guy (Robert 
Beltran) who goes for Regina. 
With him they liberate children 
held as blood stock by the 
government scientists. 

This is an original movie that 
mixes violence and humor. It's 
not a masterpiece, but it is a 
fun weekend movie that won't 
leave you sentimentally sad or 
tragically depressed. Probably 
you'll come out smiling. 



Another excellent song and 
the one most resembling a 
single is "Tokyo Storm Warn- 
ing." Powered by a big beat 
rhythm and churning guitars, 
it is one of the few really 
upbeat songs on the album. It 
is also a song that showcases 
Costello's considerable 
abilities as a songwriter. It 
contains many internal and 
end rhymes, that, in his 
somewhat unique phrasing, 
are delightful in their inven- 
tiveness. Costello does not deal 



gives us a little bit of musical 
excitement is in the little rave- 
up "Honey Are You Straight Or 
Are You Blind?" Again he 
mines the old vein of an uncer- 
tain relationship with 
woman. It does not have anyd 
the depressing qualities of the 
other songs on the album and 
reminds me of one of the 
Fabulous Thunderbirds 

Blood & Chocolate contains 
some extraordinary songs and 
a lot of pained and confused 
ramblings. When Costello is 
able to write songs like "I Waal 



with love in this song, but in- - - -- - - 

stead makes satiric thrusts at You" and "Tokyo Storm Warn 

everything from protest tag", we are willing to bsta 

,:„„, ,„ »hp tawdrv and P a y attention. When « 

All the songs, however are "»6 e " ' ° . h e t ™, w £/ e wa nders around a subject relf 

not the anthems of the cast-off, m » t . m ^ aU ?™°5„ tne Jf>i e „ 1 "„„ , nD „ n a few nicelv turn* 

resentful lover. "I Want You" 



again he paints a grim picture tag on a few nicely 
and lets us stew in it. What phrases we turn him off 



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Volume 58, Number 9 



Chestertown, Maryland 21620 Friday, November 7, 1986 



College 

Absorbs 

Yearbook 

Debt 



by Tony Caligiuri 
Recently the College Board 
of Publications absorbed a 
financial debt of the 
Washington College Pegasus 
totaling over seven thousand 
dollars. Despite this welcomed 
financial support on the part of 
the college, the Pegasusstaft is 
still pushing for more signifi- 
cant funding from the S.G.A.'s 
organizations committee. 

The Pegasus has had a 
history of financial hardships 
as well as several blows to its 
financial credibility in the past 
few years. 

Micheal Kline, appointed 
editor of the Pegasus in the 
1983-'84 academic year, left the 
college during semester break, 
absconding with several thou- 
sand dollars from the Pegasus 
account. No yearbook was pro- 
duced that year and the staff 
was left with a five thousand 
dollar debt. 

Phyllis Proctor, editor of the 
Pegasus, in the 1984-'85 
academic year, attempted to 
complete both the 1984 book 
and the 1985 book. She produc- 
ed neither book, and she added 
two thousand dollars to the 
yearbook debt. 

In 1985-86, Editor Mary 
Helen Holzgang published the 
two overdue books and the 
1985-86 book within her 85-86 
budget. Nevertheless. 86-87 
Pegasus editor Arian Ravan- 
bakhsh faces a seven thousand 
dollar plus debt. 

The Pegasus now receives 
approximately $14,000 from the 
Board of Publications. The 
budget is funded through stu- 
dent fees; each student con- 




Photo by Michele Balis 

Costumed beggars swallowed up the attention and treats ot college 
students during Halloween last Friday night. Organizers estimated that 
nearly three hundred local youngsters took advantage of the high-density 
trick-or treating in the dormitories. 



When it's free, people don't 
care," said Ravanbakhsh. 

He petitioned the S.G.A. dur- 
ing last week's senate meeting, 
but the topic was tabled tem- 
porarily by the Organizations 
Committee. According to 
Ravanbakhsh, President Chris 
Doherty and Pam Laughman, 
Treasurer and Chairman of the 
Organization committee, 



Policy Exemption From 
Fire Dept Requested 

by Audra M. Philippon ment's policy, as always, to 

Vice President for Finance respond to every call they get. 
Gene Hessey recently re- Hessey said "The Fire Depart- 
quested from the Chestertown ment simply changed its pro- 
Volunteer Fire Department cedures." 
that the College campus be ex- Roderick explained that the 
empt from its newly instituted College's concern regarding 
policy of responding to every the Fire Department's policy 
alarm. The request stems from was based on "the manpower 
the rash of false alarms on they have to put out every time 
campus earlier this semester, the alarm goes off and the 

Hessey wrote to Chief Bruce equipment they have to use. It 
Neal "We propose that you was a joint concern on all our 
delay the call to the Chester- parts, actually." 
town Volunteer Fire Depart- "We don't want to over- 
ment until the alarm has been burden them," said Roderick, 
verified by the College security "It's not that we don't want 
department." Hessey explain- them up here." 
ed: "My letter to the Fire As Hessey pointed out in his 
Department was a confirma- request, the College has receiv- 
tion of their request. They ap- ed a temporary okay from its 
proached (the College) to insurance company, USF&G, 
develop an agreement with our for the exemption from the 
insurance company to revert Fire Department. After 
back to the previous system." January 1, 1987, the insurance 

According to Gerry company will reassess the 
Roderick, director of campus risks involved. The response 
security, before October 1, 1986 from the Fire department was 
the Resident Assistant was "initially very favorable," said 
supposed to call the Kent Coun- Hessey, but the County Com- 
ty dispatcher when an alarm missioner's Office is concerned 
sounded. The RA and a that "their liability insurance 
member of the security depart- will not protect them under the 
ment would search the building exemption." 
quickly, and then they notify The attorney handling the 
the dispatcher again to send a County Commissioner's ques- 
firecrewornot. tion is Earnest Cookerly, but 

Since last month, the dispat- he was unable to be reached for 
cher notifies the Fire Depart- comment, 
ment immediately of every "It is understandable why 
call they receive regarding the County Commissioner and 
alarms. It is the Fire Depart- continued on page 4 



Letter From Dean Criticized 



"There is no way to produce a good book 
on the budget we are allowed now." 



tributes $14 annually to the refused funding on the grounds 

egasus. The Pegasus budget that the Pegasus is not a club, 

Hso estimates $1,000 income but a publication, and 

us year from advertising therefore should be the respon- 

T s - sibility of the Board of Student 

.Jf addition to an eleven thou- Publications. Professor Colin 

BS?. dollar printing cost, the Dickson, Chairman of the 

a i, uu dget lists several expen- Board, was not available for 

"'tures including $1,200 conum 



— .., b ,u U ,ilg $1 

wroU, $1,000 photographic 
JWiprnem and supplies, $500 
Postage, $400 bookstore 
™3 r §es, and $600 for phone 
"•d xerox expenses. 

a J?!f "? is no wav t0 produce 
art L .? book on tne budget we 
bakh h ed n0W '" said " avan " 



comment. 

"It's obvious that the S.G.A. 
doesn't care about the year- 
*ook...I feel that there was a 
lot of bias toward me on that 
funding committee," said 
Ravanbakhsh. 

Ravanbakhsh does not ex- 
pect the S.G.A. to fund him, but 
he plans to continue his pursuit 
of extra funds through the 
Senate and college administra- 
tion. 

"If students want a decent 
book, they should be willing to 
but right now with the 



L 



oook. "That's all it takes — 
more dollars a person. 



pay, 

budget we're on, I don't see 

how a quality book can be pro- „.,,, „ , 

duced/ he said. mth a re P°rter for comment 



by Audra M. Philippon 

Dean Elizabeth Baer recent- 
ly mailed letters to the parents 
of all seniors suggesting that 
they remind their sons or 
daughters of the importance of 
their senior obligation. The 
personalization and the wor- 
ding used in the letter, 
however, offended several 
seniors, who received copies of 
the letter sent to their parents 
three days later. 

"Parents have a right to 
know about something as im- 
portant as the senior obligation 
- but the wording of the letter 
was too alarming for its 
general informative purpose," 
explained senior Jackie 
Loughman. 

Senior Class president Irene 
Nieolaidis said, "A lot of 
seniors have received phone 
calls from their parents, mak- 
ing them think that their 
daughter or son is not working 
on their thesis." She added, 
"They (the Deans) sent this 
letter almost accusing us 
when, in fact, a lot of seniors 
are working on their theses and 
getting them done." 

Dean Baer declined to meet 



According'to Associate Dean 
Alice Berry, "our most impor- 
tant purpose in writing the let- 
ter was to explain the quality of 
the senior obligation to the 
parents. We also wanted to ex- 
plain the necessity of parental 
support and understanding." 
She continued, "students 
assume that people understand 
it (senior obligation), and as a 
parent, I know that they 
don't," 

Berry admitted though that 
"there were some indignant 
responses from some of the 



seniors. We hadn't expected 
that." 

Senior Chris Doherty com- 
plained to Dean Berry about 
the letter's effect. "I don't 
doubt their good intentions... 
but, it was just poorly writ- 
ten." 

For example, each letter was 
addressed individually and 
personalized with the name of 
the student used throughout 
the letter. Baer signed each 
and every letter by hand to 
give the letters added per- 
continued on page 4 



INSIDE: 




Dartmouth Hook-Up Changed 


Page 4 


off the cuff 


Page 6 


Hockey Wins Trophy 


Page 8 


Cross-Country Race 


Page 8 


Conkling On Fireworks 


Page 10 


Miles Davis Review 


Page 11 



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THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



November 7, 1986 



OPINION 

Editorial 

Seniors Regress 



One of the greatest advantages of a Washington College educa- 
tion is the personal academic attention given students by the 
faculty and administration. These members of the college com- 
munity, with few exceptions, take a genuine Interest in he 
academic well-being of all students. The student advising 
system, a low average class size, and a student/faculty ratio of 
twelve to one are Integral to this personal academic attention. 
That, after all, is what a small, private, liberal arts college is all 

"'Academic attention, however, can be taken too far. The letters 
of concern sent by the Dean to the members of the senior class 
and their parents last week constitute a rather insulting example 
of academic concern gone overboard. Clearly the Dean s inten- 
tions were good, but the entire effort to "alert" the parents of 
seniors about the rigors of the Senior Obligation was, both In 
theory and in implementation, a study In bad judgement. 

The fact that the letters were personalized, were received by 
parents before any mailing to students, and condescendingly 
refered to each senior as a "child" have all been loudly criticized 
This however, is debating the finer points of an endeavor that 
ought to be questioned In and of itself. Why, we are obliged to ask, 
when dealing with adult students who have obviously proven 
themselves academically, does the Dean feel Impelled to sudden- 
ly involve parents with the onset of Senior Obligation re- 

Q One'abillty any parent undoubtedly wishes his or her "child" to 
acquire at college Is the ability to sucessfully meet challenges 
without relying on mom and dad to make sure that things get 
done. Asking parents to reinforce the Importance of self- 
discipline and concentrated academic effort indirectly assumes 
that the student in question may not have adequately learned 
these lessons. This Is not a message that college seniors, who by 
their title are recognized as successful veterans of the academic 
system, need to hear. 

This is a time when anxiety about once again assuming 
"freshman" status in the so-called "real world" Is rising toward 
a peak in the minds of many seniors. By suggesting that there be 
parental Involvement and encouragement at this point in a 
senior's life undermines the already shaky confidence of a stu- 
dent looking to achieve economic self-sufficiency come the end of 
May. If a senior can't meet deadlines and accept basic respon- 
sibility at this point In his or her life, what's going to happen to 
them in six months wben his or her paycheck depends upon 
meeting such demands? 

Genuine concern on the part of the Dean simply took a wrong 
turn In this instance. Precisely at a time when the maturity and 
academic experience of the senior class should be taken for 
granted, parents are being urged to nag about the Senior Obliga- 
tion - an undertaking designed to allow each senior a chance to 
Individually demonstrate these qualities. Having had thelr 
academic awareness so questioned, it should not be a surprise to 
anyone that many seniors feel Insulted. ^^ 

"" Washington College Elm 



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To The Editor: 

The Senior Class would like 
to thank the following mer- 
chants and organizations for 
their donations to the "balloon 
fundraiser." 

Pip's Liquors 

Suds and Soda 

Tri-StateGas 

Roy Rogers 

Pizza Hut 

W.C. Movie Series 

Ms. Dee's 

W.C. Bookstore 

Single Tree 



Bramble's Men's Wear 

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Bikework 

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DrugFair 

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S.G.A. 

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Alpha Chi Omega 

PbiSigs 

Lambdas 



Thetas 
K.A.'s 

Mr. Jimmy Beasley from 
Thunder Sandblasting made a 
cash donation to the class of 
$25.00 Another private citizen 
of Chestertown made a $10.00 
donation and wishes to remain 
anonymous. We would like to 
also thank all the individuals 
who purchased balloons and 
raffle tickets. Our fundraiser 
was a success!! 

Irene Nicolaidis 
Senior Class Pres. 



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On behalf of the Dining Ser- 
vice Staff I would like to extend 
congratulations to the Dining 
Service "Employee of the 
Month," Tyrone Moody. Keep 
up the good work "Ty!" 

It was recently brought to 
my attention that there are 
certain students not bussing 
their trays at lunch and dinner. 
Also, certain groups are 
regularly leaving food on the 
floor under and around their 
tables. Bussing tables is a rule 
of the dining hall, and if you 
are caught not clearing your 
dishes and tray, you could be 
fined. Food fights are another 
NO NO! This practice will not 
be tolerated. So, please, make 
life easier for all of us, BUS 
YOUR TABLES and NO 
MORE FOOD FIGHTS. 

Did you know salt is related 
to high blood pressure? Salt 
contains the mineral sodium, 
which stays in the body tissues 
holding water. This results in 
swelling and may lead to high 



blood pressure and increased 
pressure on the heart. 

We need only about 200mg. of 
sodium (or 1/10 teaspoon of 
salt) each day. An average 
American consumes 4,000-8,000 
mg. each day. To reduce the 
risk of high blood pressure we 




November 12th. For your 
entertainment, a juke box with 
oldies but goodies tunes will be 
set up for your listening and 
dancing (if you care to do so) 
pleasure during the entire 
meal. 

It will jjoon be time to start 
baking cookies for the 
holidays. My favorites are Her- 
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are some of yours? Until nest 
week. ..Mom. 



should aim at a sodium intake 
of 2,000 mg. per day. Sodium 
found naturally in foods is suf- 
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fslovember 7, 1986 



THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



Page. 



Majority Leans Toward Top 40 



There is enougn variety in the music 
presented at social events for a small 
college such as ours. If there at first ap- 
pears to be a preponderance of top for- 
ty it is simply because that is what the 
majority of students wish to hear. 
Although I myself may prefer to hear 
the Pogues or The Smiths I hardly con- 
stitute a majority. The music 
presented at social events has been 
diverse, but the non-top forty events 
are not always popular. During my 
freshman year, DC Star played and 
barely twenty people showed up. 

Last year there was a night of punk 
and reggae in the Coffee House after a 
group of students took the initiative and 
arranged the event, and this year the 
Literary House sponsored an evening 
of. reggae. Many of the social events 
are DJ's who play requests, and if what 
is requested is often the same night 
after night it is representative of the 



musical tastes of those making the re 
quests, not necessarily those sponsor- 
ing these events. 

When the rom Larson Bandplayed in 
the Coffee House it was to a very small 
crowd because the majority of students 
opted to listen to the top forty sounds of 
the DJ in Cullen rather than listed to 



Monica Gill 



Blues. T7ie Wazoa. who play music 
Blues. The Wazoos, who play music 
ing to increasingly smaller crowds due 
to a lack of interest on the part of the stu- 
dent body. The musical tastes of the 
student body have been moving more 
and more towards popular music and 
our social events reflect this swing. 
Typical college music is not a 



prevalent force on this campus. This 
can be seen not only in the social aspect 
but also in the selection of albums 
available in the college bookstore. It is 
very rare to find an album that is listed 
in the Gavin Reports Top Ten College 
Albums for sale on this campus. 
Perhaps it is due to the isolation of this 
campus and the fact that there are no 
college radio stations within listening 
range, but the albums offered for sale 
in the bookstore are "safe" albums 
that either are, or were, top forty. This 
seems to be a reflection of the musical 
tastes of those on this campus. 

Although what students listen to in 
their rooms varies greatly from what is 
played at social events, dancability 
comes into play when selecting music 
for a party. However devoted a fan of 
Rush or Pink Floyd you may be, there 
are some songs you just cannot dance 
to. 



Although the majority of events re- 
main top forty, the SGA sponsored 
bands are selected by our elected 
representatives, and if enough students 
ask their Dorm Senators for a par- 
ticular type of music it will appear on 
campus. Because live bands are expen- 
sive the SGA often cannot afford to 
sponsor bands they feel no one will at- 
tend. 

It is the responsibility of the students 
to inform the SGA of the types of music 
they wish to hear. The lack of certain 
types of music is more a lack of student 
interest in certain types than a lack of 
effort on the part of the school. If The 
Smiths were to play on this campus I 
would gladly attend, but I have a feel- 
ing there would be a very poor turnout 
considering the top forty leanings of the 
majority of students on this campus. 
Monica Gill is a Junior majoring 
in Mathematics and Computer Science 



ISSUE 



Do Washington College Social Functions Favor Certain 
Student Musical Preferences Over Others? 




Richard A. MacKnight, Jr. 

Junior 

Potomac, Maryland 

"I hate top 
40 and funding for social 
events seems to draw the 
cover bands that really make 
me want to puke. We need 
more money for better 
original bands that are not in 
the top 40." 

Campus Voices 



Erin Murphy 
Fr eshman 

Richmond, Virginia 
"We need less top 40 and 
more real music — the 
classics like Zepplin, the 
Doors, Crosby, Stills, Nash 
and Young, etc. Our school 
needs to improve on-campus 
bands by encouraging those 
who play this style of music." 



Steve Kogler 
Freshman 
Baltimore, Maryland 
"We have a lot of pop here. 
We should definitely have 
more underground bands 
from Baltimore or D.C. Music 
should range from folk and 
reggae into the magnetic syn- 
drome." 



Erin Patterson 

Junior 

Severna Park, Maryland 

"Sure they do. It depends 
on who is sponsoring the 
social event. You don't often 
hear country." 



by Michele Baize 



Candice Tomei 

Junior 

Vineland, New Jersey 

"I do not think that most of 
the music played at campus 
activities represents the 
preference of the college stu- 
dent. We need more 
danceable music played. 
When the music has a good 
beat, people get more involv- 
ed and have a better time." 



We Want A Piece Of The Action 



Those of us who waste time flipping 
wough magazines like Creem and 
s Pin down at the newsstand while 
everybody else plays sports can't help 
™| get a load of pictures of cool people 
Wio look about our age, dress a lot like 
"s, and are having the time of their 
Jves up on a stage doing swank, outlan- 
"j™ things with their guitars and grin- 
s'* at each other like a gang of 
[nesnire cats about to topple some old 
"Jy s garbage cans. 

Folks like us don't have much 
"Upower, and we're also kind of 
~^n, so inpsirational jailbait, such as 
wotos of Sonic Youth in action, jump 
It i .7 ght away and sna S th e part of us 
"«t likes to watch David Letterman, or 
ann us play one favo "te record over 
"™ over, or the part of us that makes 
"Susceptable to books. Whatever kind 

Won^ 10 these guys play ' jt looks like u 
<Wh„ be . more fun tnan ™ig in g 
C for the HeU of u - We g et tne 

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™v sometime. 

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Isom C k tnat mention 'he names of 

left t nds ' and include terms like 
iM,' of tne dial' and "east-west- 
«Seii h music scene " We -start to get 
ba cl . ,.. We situate ourselves in the 
* ot the Dining Hall at dinner so we 



can hound the people in our classes who 
always walk in late and look like they 
might write poetry and let us borrow 
about a hundred albums we'd Uke to 
tape. 

We get our hands on a record by 
Christmas, and discover two guys and 
a girl from Cambridge, Massachusetts 
who know exactly what we want; cat- 
chy guitar pop that sounds like the 
Monkeys, except the lyrics are really 
weird. Our friends send us tapes of the 
stuff their college radio stations play 
non-stop and we, along with all the 
friends we have back here, have got to 
admit that it all sounds all right. We 
can't help but feel a little jealous when 
we try to tell this guy we know at Duke 
about the Flaming Lips, and he cuts us 
off and says he knows because they 
play there all the time. 

We start to get itchy; we want a piece 
of the action. Other people that we 
don't really know too well think we 
have some kind of problem because we 
hit them up for rides to New York on a 
weeknight, but won't let it drop when 
we sit with them at lunch about how 
great this group called Touch me 
Where! is. We guess we're sort of 
sorry. Sometimes we get to thinking we 
have a lot in common with tortured ar- 
tists like Edgar Allen Poe. We see the 



infamous Replacements, and start 
saying stuff afterwards like "If our 
ears don't ring for the next three days, 
it isn't Rock and Roll." 

We don't know anything about the 
SGA, or whoever runs the Coffee 
House, but we don't see that as any 
reason not to whine about their choice 
of bands. Don't get us wrong. We're not 
looking for any trouble, and we're not 
the kind who like to complain. It's just 
that bands like the one that played here 
Tuesday night don't quite cut it in our 
book. We don't appreciate a soporific 

Chris Parmelee 



singer who keeps telling us to "dance ! " 
We think Synthesizers stink. We can on- 
ly cite lack of spirit for the mysterious 
lack of volume to come out of the 
band's readily apparent amplifier 
stacks. Being firm believers in variety, 
we did at least applaud this particular 
group's refusal to cover "short." 

Sure we could shut up and transfer. 
But then again, maybe we couldn't. 
Soon there is going to be a radio station 
here, and we were glad to have it. The 
chance for a variety of people to play 
the records they like could obviously 



widen the assortment of musical tastes 
to which the College would have to con- 
sider catering to. We are hardly the 
first ones to mention that the frequent 
airplay on tiny, independent stations 
run by student bodies like our own 
across the country for the past five 
years has provided about a million 
diverse and challenging rock bands. 
RPM, Let's Active, and the Feelies 
are just a few. 

Last year someone got a lot of people 
to sign a petition that said the campus 
taste in music tended towards ig- 
norance and closed-mindedness. We 
thought that was stupid especially 
since the bands that group offered as 
alternatives were the worst we've ever 
seen. We don't necessarily think that 
whoever is responsible for choosing 
bands is closed-minded, or even con- 
servative for ignoring fresh, exciting 
bands like Yo La Tengo, Christmas, 
Fetchin' Bones, Dream so Real, Tom- 
my Keene, and Dumptruck — even 
though they would cost no more than 
uninspired, boring groups like Bobby, 
the Deal, and Tom Larson do. We just 
think you're missing out on a real cool 
party. 

Chris Parmelee is a junior majoring in 
English. 



Page 4 



THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



November 7, 1986 



Dean's Letter To Parents Insults Several Seniors 



continued from page 1 

serialization. Doherty and 
Nicolaidis pointed out several 
specific phrases that they 
found alarming to parents and 
insulting to students. 

"...this letter is to alert you... 
to the special demands that the 
Senior Obligation, as an in- 
dependent study, will make 
this year on (name)'s self- 
discipline, commitment, and 
sense of responsibility. 
Graduation in May, 1987, 
depends on your child's pur- 
poseful actions now. 

"It would be most helpful if Associate Dean of the College Alice 
you would stress to your (son Berry explained the purpose of the 
or daughter) the urgent im- Deans letter to the parents of 
portance of keeping the pace seniors. 'Students assume that poo 
set by the department... " »nd.r.t.nd (the Senior Obi «■- 

"The advisor will g ive <"=nl..s. parent. I know they don t. 




students an idea of their pro- 
gress on the Obligation and 
what is expected of them, but 
cannot do so if the student fails 
to make and keep regular ap- 
pointments. 

"We know that we can count 
on your support in assuring 
that (name) responds as effec- 
tively as possible to the needs 
and requirements I have 
discussed." 

Berry responded, "I think 
you could pick out words or 
phrases that should have been 
different or that we could 
revise, but I honestly think that 
it was the personalization that 
pushed alarm bells we never 
intended to push." She added, 
"We have sent a copy of this to 
the faculty for thier editorial 



comments." 

Nicolaidis, whose mother did 
panic unnecessarily upon 
receipt of the letter, wrote to 
the Dean asking her to write 
another letter to the parents of 
seniors explaining: "Dthat 
every parent received a letter 
of this kind; 2)that the letter 
was not due to any negligence 
on any senior's part; and 
3)that their support is crucial 
at this time." 

Dean Baer has not yet 
responded. 

Nicolaidis suggested 
"Perhpas she (Dean Baer) 
should have consulted someone 
from the class... and maybe 
some faculty." Berry said that 
"the idea for the letter came 
from the faculty." 



With the exception of two, 
"most of the responses from 
parents have been very 
positive - they said 'just let me 
know what I can do.' " "The 
main lesson from this that 
we've learned is the per- 
sonalization... We'll just do it 
differently next year. We will 
continue to send the letter, but 
with an impersonal address, 
like 'Dear Senior Parent', to 
make sure that parents realize 
this is just an informational let- 
ter from the College." 

Berry added, "I think it is to 
the students' benefit that this 
goes out early in the first 
semester senior year... It was 
a good faith, educational ef- 
fort." 



DartmouthComputer Hook-Up Found Too Expensive 



by Jennifer Smith 



College officials are present- 
ly seeking economical alter- 
natives to the costly computer 
hook-up with Dartmouth Col- 
lege. The College has only used 
the "Dedicated Lease Line" 
provided by AT&T since March 



1985. At nearly $2000 a month, 
however, the number of 
students using the service 
simply does not warrant the 
cost. 

The lease line system allows 
a large number of students to 
use the program simultaneous- 
ly. The disadvantage is that the 



College Asks Exemption 



continued from page 1 

the Fire Department are so 
sensitive to this... liability in- 
surance is hard to get," said 
Hessey. 

"Part of their concern is the 
response time on the part of 
our security," said Hessey. 
"We have had to guarantee the 
County certain things," added 
Roderick, like complete 
evacuation of the building in- 
volved and notification of the 
dispatcher if the security of- 
ficer on duty cannot respond 
immediately. 

Roderick said through, "If 
the RA calls the dispatcher and 
says there's smoke and flames, 



he's not going to wait for 
verification from the security 
officer." - > 

"In the meantime .P. tne Fire 
Department is reinstating its 
new policy to respond to every 
call," he explained, until the 
liability issue is resolved. 

"This (exemption) is going 
to make the RAs handle the fire 
alarms more seriously and 
start the evacuation process 
themselves. If we don't get 
cooperation from students and 
RAs, we're not going to risk 
somebody's life, and we'll re- 
quest that the Fire Department 
respond every time," explain- 
ed Roderick. 



College pays a flat rate fee 
every month to maintain the 
system — the College pays 
almost $2000 a month whether 
or not anyone uses the service. 

Some students and faculty 
do, in fact, use the Dartmouth 
hook-up, and consequently, the 
College is not terminating the 
system entirely. WC is "simply 
changing the way in which 
we're accessing their system,' 
said Paul Bishop, director of 
the Computer Center. Bishop 
feels that the flat fee currently 
paid by the College is not ap- 
propriate for the usage, and 
that "it makes more sense to 



pay on a usage basis for a 
school this size, rather than a 
flat fee." 

There are two alternatives 
being considered by the Com- 
puter Center. One suggests 
that users dial Dartmouth 
through the school modern, 
almost like a long distance 
telephone call. The other op- 
tion involves Telenet, a com- 
pany that creates its own com- 
puter connections all over the 
country. Users would dial a 
number to get Telenet, enter a 
code for a hook-up at Dart- 
mouth, and then Telenet would 
connect the user to Dartmouth. 



Bishop explained, "We'r< 
looking for the most cost- 
efficient solution to using Dart- 
mouth's services." 

No specific plans exist for 
the money saved by a new 
system. According to Bishop, 
the money will go back into 
funds made available for 
other computer related pro- 
jects in the next few years, like 
wiring dorms for easier com- 
puter access or more public 
machines on campus. Addi- 
tionally, Bishop said that 
"hopefully this year we'll be 
able to provide more programs 
of interest to students on the 
prime system. 



Students Fight Illiteracy 



by Tony Caligiuri 
Imagine a world in which 
every book, every newspaper, 
every roadsign, and every 
other form of printed literature 
appeared in a foreign 
language. This may sound 
unrealistic to many, but for 
over 39,000 illiterate residents 
of Maryland's eastern shore, 
the situation is real. In this 
area, an astonishing one in 
every five people is unable to 
read. 

In an attempt to alleviate il- 
literacy, the Eastern Shore 
Regional Library has set up 
"Project Read." The library 
takes interested individuals 
and trains them to work one- 
on-one with illiterate people 
wishing to learn to read. 

"I took a personal interest in 
the program," said SGA presi- 
dent Chris Doherty, "And I 
thought I could use my position 
to promote it." Although the 
program is not directly related 
to student government, Doher- 
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senate meeting, urging 
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"The immediate goal is to 
teach the person to read and 
fill out a job application, read 
road signs, and to be able to 
read for basic survival," said 
Doherty. He added that he was 
impressed already by the 
positive response for the pro- 
gram. By the beginning of this 
week, 50 applications had been 
picked up and ten had been 
returned. 

Interested students can 
either call 800^3ft-2665, or pick 
up an application in Miller 
Library. The next meeting for 
volunteers who would like to 
begin this short training ses- 
sion or just learn more about 
the program will be held in the 
Kent County Library on High 
Street next Monday evening at 
6 p.m. 



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FEATURES 



THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



Page 5 



Flower Children Blooming Again 



by Andrea E. Kehoe 

Amidst a crowd outfitted by 
L.L. Bean, long-haired 
students wearing tie-dyed 
shirts appear to be glaring 
anachronisms from the Sixties, 
yet even with the conser- 
vatism of college students in 
"the Reagan generation," the 
music and styles of twenty 
years ago are undergoing a 
revival among youth nation- 
wide. 

Interest in the era, begun in 
the musical sphere with the 
reappearances of Bob Dylan 
the renewed popularity of the 
Grateful dead, has peaked to a 
point where visitors to San 
Francisco can tour the former 
hippie haven of Haight- 
Ashbury- At Washington Col- 
lege, a minority of students re- 
ject the yuppie lifestyle and 
nostalgically recall the spirit of 
the Sixties. 

"Everyone was trying to find 
inner peace and happiness," 
said sophomore Sheilah 
Mercer. 

A self-described hippie, 
Mercer said that while she was 
only born in the Sixties she 
prefers the period's challenge 
to authority and promotion of 
peace to the political passivity 
of today's youth. 

Sophomore Sarah Danowski 
also criticized the political 
apathy she finds prevalent to- 
day, and pointed out that in the 
Sixties students protested 
against the Vietnam War and 
fought for the right of 18-year- 
olds to vote. 

"Everybody now is out to 
make the Almighty buck. "It's 
just make money, not try to be 
the best person you can be," 
Danowski said, linking such 
materialism to the increase in 
business departments in col- 
leges across the nation. 

Another aspect of Sixties 
thinking — the freedom to ex- 
plore non-Establishment 
lifestyles — was praised by 
Junior Peter Goode. 

"I like the idea of going out to 
find yourself and finding out 
what the hell things are all 




existence to travel. "Go out 
and find America — that's 
what it's all about." 

In addition to the philosophy 
of the Sixties, students liked 
the era's styles and music. 



The music of the age — from Unger called Eighties.music 
the Beatles, to Jimi Hendrix to "too boppy and too 
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young technical"with the use of syn- 
— also earned praise. thesizers and electric drums a 

' The music had a lot more to trend he blamed on growth of 
do with what was going on videos. 



"Everybody now is out to make the 

Almighty buck. It's just to make money, 

not try to be the best person you can be. ' 



Danowski and Mercer said 
they prefer the clothes for their 
about. Now it's get a job, make comfort, 
money and get a house in the "Fashion now is a lot wilder 
'burbs,"hesaid. than fashion then," said 

Junior Andrew Unger echoed Mercer. "Now we're right 
Goode's praise of the Sixties back to the 1950's again — 
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(than the music does now)," 
Mercer said. 

Criticizing today's songs for 
lack of originality and promo- 
tion of violence, she linked a re- 
cent Satanic grave robbing by 
teenagers to their using drugs 
and listening to heavy metal. 

"In the Sixties people used 
drugs and listened to music but 
the music was saying 'All you 
need is love' and 'Give peace a 
chance,' "she said. 



One of the most visible signs 
of a 1960's revival comes in the 
recent Surge of popularity of 
the Grateful Dead, which 
Danowski and Mercer at- 
tributed to the band's increas- 
ed exposure from playing this 
summer with Dylan and Tom 
Petty and the Heartbreakers. 

"The Dead has not sold out," 
said Danowski, pointing out 
that many former Sixties 
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According to Danowski, the 
Deadepitomize the 1960's ideal 
of acceptance of different peo- 
ple. During the summer tour, 
which she followed for a while 
with money raised from selling 
tie-dyed shirts, even a group of 
slam dancers was accepted by 
those touring with the band. 

Despite this emphasis on 
tolerating differences, many 
students with a fondness for 
this earlier age feel set apart 
from their peers. Both 
Danowski and Mercer admit- 
ted that more mainstream 
students say they live in the 
past and are closedminded 
about today's music. 

Most of those interested in 
the Sixties cited older siblings, 
not parents, as the source of 
their attiudes toward the era. 
Danowski said her parents 
"missed the Sixties" raising a 
family but her sister introduc- 
ed her to the music of the 
Grateful Dead when she was 
ten and thus sparked her in- 
terest. Likewise, Goode 
associated his parents more 
with the 1950's: "I've liberaliz- 
ed them more than they've 
liberalized me." 

Although she considers her 
parents more politically con- 
servative than herself, junior 
Laura Kerbin said their exam- 
ple, of "looking out for the 
underdog" shaped her views. 
Last year, she protested in 
Washington, D.C. against Con- 
tra aid. 

"It was a fantastic ex- 
perience. I'd do it again in a 
minute she said. 

Protest is an area in which 
those nostalgic about the Six- 
ties curb their ' enthusiasm. 
Kergin, for instance, said 
radical actions by student pro- 
testers further alienated adults 
and thus widened the com- 
munication gap between 
generations. 

"People thought of them as a 
bunch of crazy college kids and 
not as reasonable, intelligent 
people who could think," she 
said. 

According to Danowski, 
drugs also became a problem 
as their use came to be for 
amusement rather than a 
search for a higher level of con- 
sciousness or a Utopian society, 
as was true with the famous 
"acid tests" conducted by the 
Grateful Dead and writer Ken 
Kesey and his companions, 
"The Merry Pranksters." 

"People jumped on the band- 
wagon and the people who real- 
ly believed it (that a Utopia 
could be achieved) got pushed 
off," she said. 

Even the realization that the 
age of protest of war and the 
rigidity of the Establishment 
ended in disillusionment does 
not prevent some from wishing 
that they had lived, not simply 
been born, in the Sixties. 

Said Goode, "It was a time to 
go out and experience new 
things." 



THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



November 7, 1986 



Page 6 " 

Let's Play The Advising Game 



by Andrea Kehoe 

Among the traditions of higher 
education during the 1950's was an im- 
promptu cancellation of classes in 
celebration of the arrival of spring. 
Still practiced at some Ivy League in- 
stitutions, the vacation day allows 
students to escape academic drudgery 
for a day in the sun. 

But at Washington College in the 
autumn, the only comparable 
academic reprieve is Advising Day. 
This year students spent a day in 
typical Eastern Shore drizzle choosing 
courses for next semester and nursing 
hangovers acquired the previous even- 
ing in the Coffeehouse, the lack of 
classes being a midweek excuse to im- 
bibe. 

Adding to the atmosphere 
engendered by gloomy weather and 
uncertain health, the selection of 
courses is a depressing element in 
itself. After all, this brings a reminder 
of schoolwork, which all party-loving 
"students" know to be an inconvenient 
distraction from college life. 

But as academics are the essential 
excuse for encouraging parents to fund 
a four-year, $40,000 social life, signing 
up for some more classes is in- 
escapable. First, students must try to 
remember tfho thrir adviser is, a par- 
ticularly difficult feat for freshmen 
who may not have seen this elusive in- 
dividual since orientation. 

After locating the adviser's assigned 
campus cubbyhole, one must make an 
appointment and then prepare for the 
meeting. This involves a search for 
"blow-off courses" - those classes 
which allow one to spend the bulk of 
one's time in Miss Dee's and the Cof- 
feehouse instead of the library and the 
computing- center and still obtain a 
degree in four years. 




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The scholarly descriptions of each 
course found in the catalogue are of lit- 
tle aid in discerning which ones can be 
passed without even purchasing the 
textbook. Instead, savvy students 
discover blow-off courses by surveying 
lacrosse players to see which of their 
classes they are passing. 
: In the event that this method fails to 



reveal any course offerings fit for the 
academically apathetic, students must 
find some other way to determine what 
their schedule will be. Some people do 
this arbitrarily by signing up for only 
courses held in their favorite room in 
Bill Smith or by picking a number and 
applying it to four different depart- 
ments. This number itself can corres- 



pond to one's weight of I.Q. provided 
they are in the three-digit range. 

Ideological students specialize in 
courses dealing with 
literary, philosophical, historical or 
practical "isms," while those looking 
to stress their social life sign up for 
whatever their friends are taking. 

Sometimes a student is unable to 
determine his schedule and is truly in 
need of his advisor's counsel. This 
creates a problem if the advisor falls 
into either of two categories of ex- 
tremes: the bureaucratic figurehead 
and the substitute parent. 

The former of these two considers his 
role as advisor a mere formality. He 
feels his "John Hancock" on the re- 
quired paperwork is more important 
than his opinions and thus does not 
even flinch when an advisee expresses 
a desire to study "Introduction to 
Magazine Reading" or "Contemporary 
American Soap Operas." In fact, such 
an advisor is so laid back he would pro- 
bably not even object to one of his 
students dropping out to pick daisies. 

The more authoritative type, on the 
other hand, dictates the advisees 
schedule and often endorses an "in 
locus parentis" philosophy. Sometimes 
an element of greed is involved - 
underpaid professors can receive 
kickbacks from aspirin companies for 
encouraging unwary freshmen to 
"challenge" themselves with physics, 
economics, calculus, and chemistry in 
a single semester. 

Once the hurdle of selecting courses 
is behind, students can anticipate the 
joy of spending $200 for books that will 
require hours of reading and study 
time in the library - making them long 
for a free day in the sun, not in the driz- 
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Athletes Must Seek Victory In Classroom 



_, by Bill Beekman 

L/ollege Athletics Can Undermine 
Academics" read the headline two 
seeks ago, and the masses roared with 
objections. Such was the result of part 
two in my series on athletics in 
academia. 

So far we have investigated the 
erits and pitfalls of college 
academics. We have seen both the good 
and the bad, and then proposed ways of 
healing the bad. These suggestions in- 
clude: de-emphasizing collegt 
athletics; strengthening admissions 
standards; developing minor league 
systems; requiring progress reports on 
the student athletes and college 
athletic programs; restricting playing 
and practice time; and limiting 
athletic scholarships. 

Naturally, implementing all of these 
programs is not the solution to the 
athletics in academics dilemma. These 
are merely suggestions aimed at 
ameliorating some of the more troubl- 
ing parts of it. My intentions, though, 
are not to devise some magical system 
which will solve the problem. That is up 
to the NCAA hierarchy. What I can do, 
though, is appeal to those who can truly 
solve the problem — the athletes. 

Most deficiencies which arise 
because of college athletics are due to 
the individual. Athletics cannot in- 
terefere with a student's education 

COMMENTARY 



unless the student allows it to. Lacrosse 
or field hockey or basketball is not go- 
ing to have an averse effect upon an 
education unless the student places it in 
a position above education. 

From this, it seems that the pro- 
blems of college athletics are purely in- 
dividual ones. But it would be naive to 
think so. Athletes are pressurized by 
coaches, alumni, and administrators 



learn his or her limits and act upon 
them, placing his or her education, 
which will last a lifetime, above their 
athletic career, which will last for the 
moment. This is not to say that they 
cannot participate in sports and enjoy 
it, but merely that they cannot be 
mesmerized by sports to an extent that 
their grades suffer. Secondly, we must 
decrease the societal pressures and ex- 
pectations which we put on college 



"Athletics cannot interfere with a 
student's education unless 
the student allows it to..." 



alike, who demand top performance 
and, above all, victory. While the in- 
dividual student can have the last say 
— can, in effect, just say no — that is 
often almost an impossibility. The 
pressures from others — teammates, 
coaches, fans, and so on — and from 
within the individual himself, are just 
too much to avoid. 

If we are to solve the problem of 
athletics in academia, we must attack 
the problem on two levels. First, the in- 
dividual, the student-athlete must 



athletes. Until victory in the college 
classroom becomes more important 
than victory on the college playing 
field, the problems with college 
athletics will plague us. 



Boehm Criticizes... 



argument between Mr. Beohm and 
myself, so I will keep my thoughts brief 
and succinct. First, I feel that Mr. 
Boehm made some very good points in 
his argument, many of which I agree 
with, but in doing so he completely 
overlooked the point of my series of ar- 
ticles. 

I do not deny the benefits of college 
athletics, and in fact I have mentioned 
many of them in my series. I see 
athletics not only as helpful in life, but 
also as essential. But I am not naive 
enough to believe that college athletics 
are free of problems, and it is these 
problems which I have addressed. 

Lastly, I feel that Mr. Boehm has un- 
fairly associated my word 'lacrosse' 
with Washington College. Indeed, the 
problem of athletics interfering with 
academics affects Washington College, 
to the extent that the individuals con- 
cerned allow it to. This is true of 
volleyball as much as it is of lacrosse, 
or for that matter any other athletic or 
non-athletic activity sports are good 
and sports are necessary, to the extent 
that they do not hinder our true purpose 
of being here namely getting an educa- 
tion. 



Beekman Responds... 
I do not wish to start a continuing 



Next week: A look at how this 
applies to Washington College 



Sho'man Defends WC Athletic Program 



by Larry Boehm "86 opinion, the best lesson that As far as the grades cars 

In reviewing Mr. Beekman's sports teaches an individual is and money, I do not see the 

column that appeared in The how to deal with adversity- If professors, the car dealers 

l.J? 0ct ? b f r 17 ' V 8 ?' ' wo adversit y were a gift then plen- and the local businessmen offer- 

taghts rushed to mind. The ty of athletes have received it. ing the Sho-men incentive con 

fa was ; a quote by the founder To Mr. Beekman I say that life tracts Yet Tamme attention 

»i.lTam m |m, n t h C ° Ue ^ e H Dr - "J® » f f^sity and the and tfame for'doTng'a jobwe™ 

William Smith, which so athletic field is an excellent done isn't simply handed to an 

Re n r y n ,w eSth ^ th f ^ ClaSSr °° m f0r the student t0 athlete eth™ P Obvioily Mr 
u?h to rnfnk S ^n^ 'earn about REAL-LIFE. What Beekman has not attended any 
£." ^ t0 The h s , e n c k ond W was how ""^ - 1 "* ^ g 0i ° g * P-™ . practices whe/e 
he stereotyping of individuals 
toders them from achieving 
!r Smith's goal - to think 
"U. It is my opinion as an 
fanni of W.C. and a former 
J«osse player that the 
lereotyping has hindered 
•any students, not only 
™etes, from reaching Dr. 
tath'sgoal. 



teach learn about REAL-LIFE. What Beekman has not attended any 

well... and employer, I ask you, is going to 

|tfy." The second was how L_ everyone is sweating and 

working to earn every ounce of 
the attention and fame they 
deserve. And once again I don't 
see local television stations 
rushing to interview the 
lacrosse team after a 10:00 
p.m. practice either. 



"the athletic 
field is an 
excellent 



The student who has to extend 
his time of graduation, doesn't 
extend it over one year; simply 
because its expensive to go to 
school. Remember also that 
W.C. is a Division III school. 
That means no athletic 
scholarships. The word that 
gets to me is "struggle." Yes, 
the student-athlete will strug- 
gle to graduate in an extended 
period of time, but he or she 
never quits. Again, a true 
athlete bounces back, from 
adversity and doesn't submit 
to it. 



money, no special dorms or 
training tables are made 
available, and the physical 
facilities are modest to say the 
least. More importantly, 
however, the athletes are 
taught to think well. Isn't that 
why we want to come to college 
in the first place? 



classroom. 



^e anxiety of being labeled 
as prevented many in- 
TOduals from exploring new 
"as of learning. And yes, Dr. 
W's goal is achieved on the 

Wetic field. However, if the —-— 

Widual is fearful that they hire an individual who has liv 
PM i stereotyped or that they ed in a Utopian environment 

not good enough for the over an athlete who knows how 
or vice-versa, narrow- to bounce back when the chips 

oea ness sets m Thjs ^ aredown? A trU e athlete, when 

tekm oe cured when Mr. his or her back is to the waU, 

r wan wrote his column. will scratch and claw to get 

* h . back their respectability. And 

lish-?. P ara g ra P h best il- that does not stop when they 

uates Mr. Beekman's nar- leave the playing field. Mr. 

fct v ' ew of the student Beekman doesn't realize that 

« M bouncing back is dealing with 

"any athlete-students go real-life. 

PJgJ "pre-real-life having 

"Wiling given to them - 

'«, ears, money, attention, 

" e - only to get out of college 

Plicated and unm-eDared 



To continue M 
paragraph: 

"Then there are the six and 
seven year students who strug- 
gle to get their degree years 
after their lacrosse eligibility 
has expired. These students all 
suffer because they allowed 
athletics to get in the way of 
the educations." 

I only wish Mr. Beekman 
would have done some 
research before opening up a 
whole new can of worms on 
assumptions. First of all, out of 
eight seniors from the 1986 
lacrosse team, six graduated 
in four years while the other 
two were transfer students and 
will be graduating after com- 
pleting one more semester. 



In conclusion, I believe that 

athletics at W.C. is the purest 

form of amateur spots in the 

Beekman's NC AA. No alums give athletes 



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Kh , y learned wha t com- 
«rt, . ath tetics teaches an in- 
"«al. An athlete is taught 
wnsibility, discipline, pride 
C" w her abilities as well as 
t0 handle oneself in 
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THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



November 7. 190,5 



SPORTS 



Runners Keep Stride Against Opposition 




by Mike Jenkens 
The Washington College 
Cross Country team competed 
at home on Saturday, 
November 1st. The Sho'men 
lined up against Western 
Maryland College and Lebanon 
Valley on the river course near 
the Truslow boathouse. 

This met marked only the se- 
cond race held at home this 
year. Although the team as a 
whole was not victorious, in 
dividual members Kevin 
Lauricella, Chris Parmelee, 
and Lars Hendriksen - the fi, 
H3, H men respectively, "had 
the best scores on the course in 
a couple years," said Coacli 
Don Chatellier. "the team'! 
personal goals were ac- 
complished and its expecta- 
tions were reached, he added." 

The team will travel to Get- 
tysburg College this weekend, 
Saturday, November 8th, to 
run in the Middle Atlantic 
Championship in Gettysburg 
Pennsylvania. The Sho'mei 
will be competing against S 
teams, some of which are 
familiar, from past races 
Coach Chatellier hopes the 
team will improve their record 
from last year's conference 
race. 



, Parmelee. WC's number three runner, make, track, durlnrj la.t Saturday's race at home 



Hockey Takes Georgetown, Falls To Catholic 



by Jeb Stewart 

"We only lose one player 
next year to graduation. I don't 
know how the team will unify. I 
think we can be optimistic, 
they've laid the foundation in 
working towards being a good 
team. The competition's going 
to increase... We had a suc- 
cessful season." These 
euphoric words were stated by 
womens' field hockey coach 
Diane Guinan after her team 
narrowly missed a winning 
record by finishing at 5-6— the 
best in WC field hockey 
history. 

Next year the women will be 
without senior Alison Shorter, 
but for now it's nice to evaluate 
this season in which the 
Sho'women won three more 



games than in any previous 
season. 

"The step we took is really 
larger than I expected," said 
Guinan. "There was more to 
the team than observers would 
realize. Beating Georgetown 
was an incredible accomplish- 
ment. 5-6 meant something to 
us. We opened up a lot of eyes." 

The Sho'women knocked-off 
favored Georgetown in penalty 
strokes 1-0 during last Satur- 
day's tournament. "In the 
past," stated Guinan, 
"Georgetown was a team that 
unquestionably dominated us. 
However that was not the case 
on Saturday." The team then 
took on Catholic, first seed in 



the tournament, and a team 
that had beaten WC 1-0 earlier 
in the year. This game was not 
nearly so close, however, as 
Catholic netted three goals in 
the first half and held off WC to 
win the tournament champion- 
ship 3-0. Although the team 
lost, Guinan was not unhappy 
with their performance: "We 
have nothing to be disap- 



pointed about," she said. 
"Catholic played well and 
deserved to win-but we played 
well also. We never gave up, 
and we kept them scoreless in 
the second half. We ac- 
complished a great deal in- 
cluding bringing home a 
trophy for second place." 

The Sho'womens' season is 
now over, but for Kate 



Falconer, Carole Reece, Bi 
Matthews, and Liz Whelan 
who were chosen to 
Southeastern District AIM 
Team, the season will contiir 
for a while longer. Hats oil 
the 1986 Sho'women, a M 
that began as a club only ' 
years ago, and is poised to 
tog home a winning record. 



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Sho'men lacrosse finished up 
its fall season with two par- 
ticularly tough games. The 
first, on October 17th, against 
the University of Maryland, 
the number five team in Divi- 
sion One, ended in a 13-fl defeat 
for WC, but not without a fight. 
Maryland was up 6-0 at the end 
of the first quarter, but WC 
came back and out-goaled the 
other team 8-7. 



The number two team in 
Division One, University of 
Virginia, presented the 
Shomen with their final 
challenge. Played on October 
25th, WC lost 12-7, but never 
relaxed their determination to 
play their best. 

The primary purpose of the 
fall season is to work on the 
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THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



Page 9 

Soccer Against Del Valley Yields Dirty Play 



by John Bodnar 

Excitement, satisfaction, 
reward are usually associated 
with a victory, but that wasn't 
the case for WC soccer on 
Thursday November 4th when 
they defeated Delaware Valley 
College 4-2. 

The victory was marred by 
dirty play by Delaware Valley 
and retaliation by the 
Shoremen. Both teams tallied 
up a total of 37 fouls, three 
yellow card violations, and one 
red card violation. 



Crew 



Along with rough play, the 
Shoremen were inconsistent in 
controlling the game. Head 
coach Tom Bowman said, "We 
only played about fifteen 
minutes of solid soccer, and we 
didn't capitalize on several 
scoring opportunities." 

The Shoremen opened up the 
scoring early in the first half on 
a knuckle ball shot by Jon 
Larsson, but shortly after, 
Delaware Valley evened it up 
at 1-1. 

WC auickly found 



themselves in a hole when 
Delaware Valley headed-in a 
goal in the beginning of the se- 
cond half. Down 2-1, the 
Sho'men revealed their true 
character as they struck back 
with three quick goals. Jon 
Larsson accounted for two of 
the goals in the second half (to 
give him a hat trick) was the 
key that ignited the offense. 
"On the front line, Larsson was 
responsible for all of our 
goals," said Coach Bowman. 
Defensively for WC, 



sweeperback Todd Emmons 
broke up several one-on-one 
threats. Goalies John Thomas 
had five saves and John Bill- 
ingsley had one save. 

It was all tricks and no treats 
on Halloween for W.C. when 
Johns Hopkins University 
silenced the Sho'men by a 
score of 4-0. 

The Shoremen did all they 
could to contend with Hopkins 
(13-1-1) but were simply out- 
classed. "They exemplified 
our style of soccer," said 



Bowman. "They're a great 
team." 

The shut-out victory for 
Hopkins placed them 
undefeated in the Conference 
(5-0) with no team having yet 
scored against them. 

For the Shoremen, the 
regular season has come to an 
end. They finished up with a 
record of 8-8-1 and have won 
the last five out of seven 
games. 



by Christine Wiant 

"There's no time outs, once 
you start that's it." These 
words, spoken by Coach John 
Wagner, sum up the essence of 
a crew race. It's a lot of hard 
work with no breaks, no matter 
what. 

The women's eight novice 
surely know the meaning of 
these words after getting-of f to 
a bad start last Saturday. The 
three mile course that was 
waiting for them was their first 
race. Despite a timing mix-up 
that has not been resolved, the 
Sho'women placed well as did 
the men's eight novice boat, 
which placed third out of nine 
boats. 

Also rowing were the men's 
eight and men's four, varsity, 
which placed five out of six and 
three out of five, respectively. 
A timing controversy also 
arose during the men's four 
race. 

"Irregardless of timekeep- 
ing, everyone rowed up to then- 
potential," said coach John 
Bodnar. "The women's and 
men's novice especially, for 
their first race, and men's 
eight and four both looked 
smoother on the water." 



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Have you gallantly joined in 
the quest for fitness, or did you 
just step back and let all the 
"health freaks" run on by? If 
you're laying on the sidelines, 
do you regret it yet? Have the 
rolls of fat collecting around 
your middle subtly called your 
attention to the fact that — yes 
it's true those mad dashes to 
Miss Dee's for late night 
munch out sessions have been 
the extent of your exertion? 

Well, you have another 
chance to mend your ways. 
The fitness courses offered to 
freshmen, transfers, and select 
upperclassmen, are now of- 
fered to all students. 

A variety of activities, such 
as raquet sports, fencing, golf, 
dance classes and nutrition are 
being offered at convenient 
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you from the doldrums of 



athletic stagnation. You see, 
fitness can be exciting. 

The program for this 
semester has not been fully 
evaluated yet, so you still have 
your chance to make fitness a 
success at Washington College. 
If you're still not convinced, 
the students who have taken 
the courses are alive and func- 
tioning well. Many even en- 
joyed it. Camille Bickerson, a 
junior, said, "the courses could 
use some more exercise time, 
but it's a good idea. Keeping in 
shape is important. The lecture 
part was even helpful and in- 
teresting." Ryder Daniels, a 
freshman, said "the course 
heightened my awareness of 
the fitness issue. It taught me 
more than I had expected." 

Karen Smith, the chair- 
woman of the Fitness Pro- 
gram, stated. "The program 
has been a success as an initial 
course. It definitely fills a 
need. We've had more students 
than ever involved in fitness." 



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THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



November 7, ] 



ARTS/ 



Business Booming For Expert 




by David Healey Conkling on about getting , in- 
Exploding fireworks are not volved in pyrotechnics. In 1889 
everyday entertainment. But he began teaching. Dr. Joseph 
where would the fourth of July McClean was then chairman of 
be without fireworks? Where the Chemistry department and 
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That's where Dr. John A. 
Conkling comes in. Conkling is 
a pyrotechnician— the world's 
leading expert on fireworks, in 
fact. A 1965 graduate of 
Washington College, Conkling 
taught chemistry here until 
1984. In 1982 he received the 
Lindback Award for 
Distinguished Teaching by the 
College. Now teaching only one 
course, Conkling uses his 
chemistry background in the 
field of pyrotechnics, as Ex- 
ecutive Director of the 
American Pyrotechnics 
Association. 

Last night, Conkling gave a 
talk called "Things That Go 
Boom in the Night." He 
demonstrated how fireworks 
produce light, color and excite- 
ment in a layman's introduc- 
tion to pyrotechnics. Your 
reporter interviewed Conkling 
beforehand, to find out what 
this explosive subject was all 
about, anyway. 

"My chemical specialty," 
explained Conkling, "is the 
chemistry of pyrotechnics- 
which is the fifty cent term for 
producing colors, light and 
smoke with chemical mix- 
tures." There is more to a 
firecracker than lighting a 
fuse, and there is more to 
pyrotechnics than 
firecrackers. 

Conkling works with both the 
civilian fireworks industry, 
and the government. Govern- 
ment pyrotechnics include 
flares, smoke signals, and 
smoke screens. Applications 
even include the space shuttle. 
"There are probably 100 dif- 
ferent pyrotechnic devices us- 
ed in the space shuttle," said 
Conkling. 

"Civilian concerns with 
pyrotechnics are usually with 
safety. The manufacturing of 
fireworks has had a very bad 
record over the past few years. 
There is a major campaign.. to 
improve the manufacturing of 
fireworks and get up to the 
safety standard level that the 
government facilities have." 
There are also the public safe- 
ty messages on the use of 
fireworks. Conkling's 
knowledge of fireworks safety 
has made him a seasoned 
celebrity. "I've been on the 
Today show three or four 
years on the 4th of July 
discussing safety. This year I 
appeared on ABC right before 
the Statue of Liberty celebra- 
tion explaining what people 
would be seeing and how the ef- 
fects are produced." 

Conkling works with several 
different national committees 
which r e v ie w^ sa f et y 
precautions. They decide how 
far crowds must be from the 
launching point, the kinds and 
use of certain fireworks. That's 
important. "They're enormous 
devices. They get up to 24 in- 
ches in diameter and 100 
pounds in weight. If one of 
those goes off in the wrong 
place there's going to be a very 
serious incident. You've got to 
know what you're doing." 
"Just lucky, I guess," said 



McClean had been involved in 
pyrotechnics since World War 
n. Through him, the interest 
was ignited in Conkling. "It 
was basically through Dr. Mc- 
Clean that I got involved m the 
field. I really didn't have any 
unusual fascination with 
fireworks when I was young, 
although I certainly set off my 
share and was fascinated by 
how they worked. Every year 
it began taking more and more 
of my life. For a number of 
years I was leading three lives, 
as a chemistry teacher, a safe- 
ty consultant, and a media per- 
sonality doing the safety cam- 
paigns every year." Conkling 
decided it was too much. "I 
could not do both and devote 
the time I had been to 
teaching." He retired and went 
into pyrotechnic work full- 
time, starting his own con- 
sulting company. 



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Dr. John Conkling speaks 
reporter about his specialty. 

"The month of June is spent 
exclusively doing interviews- 
radio, TV, magazines, 
newspapers- just trying to get 
as wide a message as possible 
out for people to be careful." 
Also he is busy with prepara- 
tions for Independance day 
celebrations. 

Later in the summer, Conkl- 
ing runs three one week 
seminars on pyrotechnics at 
Washington College. Since 1982 
his program has expanded and 
educates both government and 
civilian pyrotechnicians. 
"There's no other place in the 
country where training is of- 
fered. It's a field of chemistry 
which is not offered as an 
academic course anywhere." 
He added, "We filled both 
weeks with sixty people each 
week from five different coun- 
tries." 

Touring other countries, 
Conkling recently visited 



China to make sure that 
American Safety standards 
were met. Fireworks be^ 
there in the 11th century and 
today most fireworks are im, 
ported from China. 

While Conkling does 
not make fireworks, he does do 
chemical research on the prr> 
duction of various colors, 
smoke and such. As senior pro. 
jects, many WC students havt 
assisted him in the research, 
"I guess if there is was ont 
aspect I'd like to have more 
time to devote to it's resear- 
ch—it's essentially a brand 
new field of chemistry. There 
just hasn't been that much 
basic research on how smoke's 
produced, how light's produc- 
ed, how colors are producer! 
We're just beginning to unlock 
several of the mysteries of the 
field." 

Conkling's research resulted 
in a book, The Chemistry <t 
Pyrotechnics-Basic Principle 
and Theory , published in 1985. 
He assures that a sequel is li 
follow. See you on the Fourth. 



Razz-Ma-Tazz 



by Ken Haltom 
Conceived during the fall 1 
1985, the Washington Colle|! 
Jazz Band has practiced, per- 
formed and given the campus 
an opportunity to enjoy 
Band and Jazz classics. Fro 
fessor Amzie Parcel! is leader 
of the group and said the ides 
for the project came from 
students who expressed in 
terest in performing 

The band will perform J 
November 13 at8:00 p.m. intls 
Tawes Theater. Some of Hi 
compositions played will ti 
Duke Ellington's "Take the) 
Train," "Mood Indigo," Era 1 
Garner's "Misty" and Gl« 
Miller's "In The Mood, 
Among the more model 
pieces will be Miles Dara 
"Four," Manhattan Transfer 
"Birdland" and Chucl 
Mangione's "Hill Where II 
Lord Lies." 

The Jazz Band has 
members and could use fouri 
five additional musicia* 
Band members are: 3 ® 
Musachio, Fred ConnoUl 
Devon Barrett, alto » 
ophone; Janet Szabo, Bn* 
Danner, and Beck Bro* 
trombone; Keith Wharton'' 
Jonathan Sarris, trumpet; J< 
Cessna, bass; FordSchunH" 
guitar; Bill Faust, drums; » 
Dr. Parcell, piano. '' 
November 13th perform 3 " 
will include a rendition of» 
first movement of Claude*" 
ing's Suite For Flute antl J 'l 
Piano by Sue DePasq 1 



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James Theater on Wednes 
Works by Purcell, »*L 
Dubussy, Weill, and Hir.<5 
are on the program- =• p. 
performers are Susan v, t 
quale, Kathy Pren° e ' B j( 
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Leach, and Kathleen Be' 
The recital will begin at r 



^^ pmber 7, 1986 



THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



ENTERTAINMENT 



Page 1 1 



Miles Davis Heralds End Of Jazz 



by Jeremiah Foster 

The new Miles Davis album. 
Tutu, is beyond jazz. It 
assimilates the veneeer of pop 
music and concludes that jazz 
has reached an epiphany, a 
conclusion. The music is 
smooth and accessible, anyone 
B ho likes Scritti Politti or Cyn- 
dj Lauper will enjoy this music 
and get a lot out of it. But Miles 
Davis is not playing jazz 
anymore, he's not even playing 
fusion. He's playing a hybrid of 
rock and roll and fusion. 

This album is dominated by 
only two people, Miles, who 
plays trumpet, and Marcus 
Miller, who plays almost all 
the other instruments and com- 
posed all but two songs. Rock 
and roll musicians often record 
whole albums by themselves. 
For example; Paul McCartney 
and Steve Winwood both 
recorded solo albums and 
played all the instruments. 
This is realtively easy to do 
because one doesn't need to be 
od musician to play rock 
and roll. Jazz is a different 
itory because the music is so 
complex and one needs to be 
able to read music, something 
many rock and roll bands can't 
Miles is moving closer to 
rock when he records whole 
albums with two people. 

This is not as important as the 
reason why Miles is moving 
closer to pop. In the sixties 
rock eclipsed jazz- as the-most 
Important popular music. Jazz 
nourished in the fifties in 
numerous clubs and bars but 
»hen the youth revolution took 
over, rock buried jazz. During 




Miles Davis' album Tutu heralds the 
totalitarianism of popular music's bla 
the sixties jazz went through 
some revolutions of it's own. 
Miles Davis created fusion, 
which spawned such bands as 
Weather Report and John 
McLaughlin's Mahivushnu Or- 
chestra. The other brand new 
jazz avenue that developed 
was free jazz, developed by 
Ornette Coleman and Cecil 
Taylor. 

Free * jazz is extremely 
unlistenable, if you don't like 
jazz you'd hate this stuff. The 
cacophony of free jazz is so 
condensed and reduced into a 
dense polyphonic ball that it 



end of jazz and the submission to the 
nd and generic mind control. 

takes extreme attention to find 
the theme and follow it. There 
is no decipherable scale move- 
ment or rhythmic system; it 
exists but it is hard to find. 

This brings us to the brink of 
modern jazz. Many pedantic 
jazz scholars and musicians 
believe there is a new 
vanguard of great, young jazz 
musicians like Winton and 
Brairif brd Marsalis. While Win- 
ton is lauded for playing 
classic jazz, his brother is ac- 
cused of selling out because he 
played on Sting's solo album. 
The fact is jazz musicians can't 



Abstract Artist Has Substance 



by Mary Riner 
"If I had to choose an artist, 
"hen it comes to abstract pain- 
ling and painting for painting's 
ake, it would be Jack Bonsai. 
le's the most exciting abstract 
lainter around," writes 
wge Udel, an artist's agent 



and a life-long lover of art. 
Jack Bonsai, a one-man 
abstract art machine, will be 
displaying his paintings in the 
Gibson Fine Arts Center open- 
ing on Tuesday, November 
11th. Following the opening 
will be a reception for the artist 



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and art lovers held from 5:00 
p.m. until 7:00 p.m. The show 
will be open for public viewing 
Mondays through Fridays 
from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., 
through Tuesday, November 
25. 

Jack Bonsai, resident of 
Island Creek, Maryland, gave 
up a successful business career 
in 1963 to devote himself solely 
to his painting. His paintings 
have won several prizes at the 
Baltimore Museum of Art and 
elsewhere, including "Best in 
Show" awards at the Artists 
Equity-sponsored "Racing at 
Laurel" and at Loyola College 
Invitational Show. His work 
has been displayed in group 
shows at the Baltimore 
Museum of Art, the Peale 
Museum, and commercial 
galleries in Baltimore. 



survive by playing jazz 
anymore; nobody goes to see 
them. Rock is expanding its 
perspective by embracing 
jazz, and making rock 
lucrative to jazz musicians, 
financially and by the huge au- 
dience rock has. 

Miles knows all this. He is a 
step ahead of rock and jazz, he 
has arrived at where they are 
both going. His style is polished 
by echo and delay, and syn- 
thesizer permeates the album. 
The solos are complex. He has 
not given up the use of modes 
or invented scales. But the 
compositions are machine- 
honed with no jagged edges, 
only flawless surfaces. 

One of the best solos on the 
album is by Michael Urbaniak, 
who plays electric violin. The 
violin has never been 
assimilated into jazz without 
cliche, with the exception of 
Stefan Grapelli. But Ur- 
baniak's violin is warmed by 
distortion and delay. He plays 
with excellent knowledge of 
jazz feeling, obviously his 
classical training did not in- 
terfere with his jazz attitude. 

The album is worth buying 
for its Iistenability alone, 
ultimately that is the criteria 
for buying records. But this 
album is also a futuristic con- 
clusion of the decline of fusion. 
Miles retells all jazz's history 
in a handful of notes on the 
song "Tutu "- Irs "Meaning Is 
precise, it is heralding the end 
of jazz and the submission of 
music to the totalitarianism of 
popular music's bland and 
generic mind control. 



CAMPUS 
CALENDAR 

Friday 7 
D.J. Jay Goodman 

Coffeehouse, 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. 

Saturday 8 

Back Seat Boogie Band 

Coffeehouse, 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. 

Monday 10 

Teas and Talks Series 

The Culture of Water in 

Peru 
Dr. Jeanette Sherbody, 

speaker. 

O'Neill Literary House. 

Tea, 4 p.m. 

Talk, 4:30 p.m. 

Tuesday 11 
The Paintings of Jack Bon 

sal 

Gibson Fine Arts Gallery, 

opening 

reception 5-7 p.m. 

On Writing Well 

Author William Zinsser 

speaks. 

Norman James Theatre, 

8 p.m. 

Wednesday 12 

WCDS 

50's Night 

Hodson Hall 

The William James Forum 

Squaring the Circle : Arms 

Reduction and SDI 
Hynson Lounge, 7:30 p.m. 

Student Recital 

Norman James Theatre, 

4 p.m. 

Thursday 13 
The Washington College 

Jazz Band 
Tawes Theatre, 8 p.m. 



SDI Forum 



The Atlantic and The New 
Yorker, and he is the author of 
On Writing Well. 

Zinsser's book has become a 
handbook for writers and has 
been compared to Strunk and 
White's The Elements ot 
Style. Zinsser will discuss the 
aspects of good writing and us- 
ing writing as a lifetime skill in 
all disciplines. 

The lecture will begin at 8:00 
p.m. in Norman James 
Theatre. 



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by Jenny Eisberg 
The Washington Gollege 
Writing Program and the 
Maryland Writing Porject is 
sponsoring a lecture on Tues- 
day November 11th. The lec- 
ture, entitled "On Writing 
Well," will be given by William 
Zinsser, general editor of the 
Book-of-the-Month Club. 
Zinsser has been both a writer 
and teacher along with his 
editorship. His writing has ap- 
peared in magazines such as 



Watching Trouble in Mind is 
like going back to the 1940's. It 
is classic, dreary film noir. But 
it may be a bad dream. Time 
says "Trouble in Mind is a 
walk on the dour side." 

Set in the "Rain City," Seat- 
tle, Hawk (Kris Kristofferson) 
parades around as Mr. tough 
Guy, scopes on Wanda 
(Genevieve Bujold) and 
Georgia (Lori Singer). Of 
course Georgia has a macho 
kind of husband, Coop (Keith 
Carradine). With a shoot-out 
scene as the ending, the finale 
might not be worth the wait. 

Differing, Gene Siskel says, 
"This is the one to see!" 
Possibly. See it at Norman 
James Theater Friday, Sunday 
and Monday at 7:30 p.m. Ad- 
mission is $1. 



National security and the 
Strategic Defense Initiative 
("Star Wars") will be the sub- 
ject of discussion Wednesday, 
November 12, at Washington 
College's William James 
Forum. The program begins at 
7:30 p.m. in Hynson Lounge, 
and the public is invited to at- 
tend. 

The program, entitled 
"Squaring the Circle: Arms 
Reduction and SDI," is co- 
sponsored by the Committee 
for National Security. The 
principal speaker will be Alton 
Frye, Washington director of 
the Council on Foreign Rela- 
tions. 

Frye has taught at UCLA 
and Harvard and has served on 
the staff of the Rand Corpora- 
tion. He has been a fellow at 
the Woodrow Wilson Interna- 
tional Center for Scholars and 
is the author of several books. 

Also participating in the pro- 
gram will be James Leonard, 
former assistant director of the 
Arms Control and Disarma- 
ment Agency, and Adam Yar- 
molinsky, board chairman of 
the Committee for National 
Security. 

The Committee for National 
Security, co-sponsor of the 
evening program, is a non- 
profit, non-partisan organiza- 
tion formed in 1980 to call at- 
tention to the drift toward ex- 
cessive reliance on military 
solutions to complex interna- 
tional problems. CNS is par- 
ticularly alarmed by the un- 
controlled accumulation of 
nuclear weapons, which it 
regards as the ultimate threat 
to American security. 



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Volume 58, Number 10 



Chestertown, Maryland 21620 Friday, November 14, 



1986 



' 




Amnesty Chapter 
W Opens At WC 



by Jennifer Smith • 
Nearly 90 students attended 
the first meeting of the campus 
Amnesty International chapter 
on campus. Founded twenty- 
five years ago, Amnesty Inter- 
national strives to stop torture, 
end apartheid, increase public 
awareness of important issues 
and, as Amy Malkus stated, 
"basically fight to free 
prisoners of conscience 
throughout the world." 

To help free these prisoners, 
the organization sponsors a 
"Letter Writing Campaign." 
Members of "Amnesty Inter- 
national" send letters to 
ministers of foreign govern- 
^"•^^ ments, heads of state, 

'»^^^B^ "Si^^^^^^^^^^^^Mk. diplomats in Washington D.C., 

phoiob, uiciwn Bai:. an( j the press, asking for the 
Students of Mike Kaylor's printing class near the completion of their trallng. Approximately seven graduates release of prisoners who have 
must be evaluated on their printing skills next semester before they msy be awarded keys to the press. been imprisoned for their 

-^ — — — ^ ^— ^— — — — — — ^ — — beliefs. 

Fryc discusses SDI, Nuclear Disarmament 




by Tony Caligiuri 

President Reagan's 
Strategic Defense Initiative 
was the topic of Wednesday's 
William James Forum which 
p;esented speaker Alton Frye, 
the Washington Director of the 
Council on Foreign Affairs. 

"Reagan and Gorbachev 
nave injected fresh impulses 
into arms talks... and we shall 
»wn know if the prospects 
«ited at in Rachiovak are 
M," said Frye. His lecture 
P<tated out the importance of 
woming more decisive in 
■Wermining the goals of S.D.I., 
™ile realizing the consc- 
iences and costs of deploying 
PS a system. 

Frye stated that the present- 
ly stagnant position that the 
"eagan Administration is tak- 
H to relation to the actual 
*aiue of the system would 
',S' u aUy be self-defeating. 

with the President's reluc- 
7? e to put SDI on the table 
°"nng the last superpower 

"""nit, many may fear that 



this multi-million dollar 
defense program has not lived- 
up to its reputation as an effec- 
tive bargaining chip in arms 
reduction," said Frye. 

Compounded by the fact that 
Congress has become increas- 
ingly skeptical about its effec- 
tiveness and more hesitant to 
provide requests for increased 



the present situation, Frye 
said, "(Reagan and Gor- 
bachev) have much to repair, 
and they have best get on with 
the task." 

"Alton Frye is one who looks 
for solutions, not just at the 
problems. ..he is one of the 
most analytical thinkers in Na- 
tional security matters," said 



"Reagan and Gorbachev have 

much to repair, and they have 

best get on with the task. " 



funding, Frye sees the present 
conception of SDI hindering 
the arms reduction efforts as 
opposed to helping them. 

Frye stated that Reagan and 
Gorbachev had made real pro- 
gress in reaching some impor- 
tant agreements and "created 
more running room than any 
predecessors." In reference to 



moderator James Leonard, 
former Assistant Director of 
the Arms Control and Disar- 
mament Agency. 

Frye, who received his Ph. D 
from Yale in 1961, became a 
satellite specialist with the 
Rand Organization in 1962. 
After joining the staff of 
Senator Brooks in Washington 



in 1968, he became involved in 
Woodrow Wilson Center. 
Before taking the position of 
Washington Driector of the 
Council on Foreign Affairs 
which he presently holds, Frye 
became the Chief Policy Ad- 
visor to Presidential Candidate 
John Anderson in the 1980 
Presidential elections. 

"Our goal is to educate, not 
to express one-sided opinions," 
said Kevin Morrison, Assistant 
Field Director of The Commit- 
tee for National Security. The 
CNS, which co-sponsored the 
lecture by Dr. Frye with the 
William James Forum, is a 
non-profit organization that 
travels to American cities 
semi-annually to give such lec- 
tures to interested groups. The 
Committee, presided over by 
Chairman Paul Warnke, 
distributes literature, does in- 
terviews, conducts con- 
ferences, and addresses 
groups in order to make the 
public more aware of the 
issues concerning National 
Defense and Disarmament. 



This is Malkus* first year 
with Amnesty International. 
Malkus became interested in 
the organization when she at- 
tended the "Conspiracy of 
Hope" concert in June. While 
at the concert, Malkus picked 
up information on Amnesty. 
She later called for more in- 
formation and asked about 
starting a campus chapter. 
With the help of area coor- 
dinators Debra Povich and 
Amida Cary, Malkus' goal is 
now a reality. 

In addition to the huge crowd 
of interested students that at- 
tended Tuesday's meeting, five 
faculty members indicated an 
interest. About fifteen of those 
students present showed en- 
thusiasm and volunteered to 
help coordinate the chapter. 
These coordinators will con- 
centrate on different tasks in- 
cluding publicity, special 
events, campaigns, and an 
"Urgent Action" network. 
Although Malkus and these 
coordinators will organize the 
chapter, Malkus insisted that 
"everyone will take part." She 
explained, "We're asking peo- 
ple to get involved in at least 
one aspect of it." 

Many plans for Amnesty 
already exist for the upcoming 
year. There will be monthly 
group meetings to send out let- 
ters urging the release of 
prisoners, known as the 
"Urgent Action" plan. The 
group will receive the case 
history of an individual 
prisoner monthly, and the 
members will be asked to write 
letters. Several lectures and 
films are planned for chapter 
members and for the public. 

Speakers, such as ex- 
prisoners, are also being con- 
tacted and Malkus hopes to 
have some visit the campus 
before Christmas. In addition 
to these events, the organiza- 
tion will also hold fundraisers. 
Currently, plans for a write-a- 
thon are underway, as well as 
benefit concerts in the Cof- 
feehouse. 

continued on page 4 



Beware of Faulty Software 



p by Brian Lang 
problems have resulted 
HbM. the "Pgrading of 
van C7 access Macintoshes 
Huh on ca mpus- AH of the 

» u uc use machines, both in 
H- ..Spiting Center and in 

mto^ a - ry ' navebeenu P8 rad - 

" «2k enhanced machines. 

oootleg copies of MacWrite 

J ea . cause problems," said 

t|ik h , Llb rarian William 

us > also a member of the 

L 



Academic Computing Commit- 
tee. "Students need upgraded 
material for compatibility with 
upgraded machines." 

This problem came to Tubbs' 
attention after two students 
lost their papers on the upgrad- 
ed Macs. The Academic Com- 
puting Committee recently ad- 
dressed the problem. The Com- 
mittee is in the process of 
upgrading all Macs to 800k for 
the internal and external 



drives. "We're also sending 
messages to faculty and 
posting signs advising of poten- 
tial problems. Students should 
get used to borrowing up-to- 
date material from the 
Library," said Tubbs. 

The Library has also expand- 
ed its student computer access 
by installing six new Macs in 
the Newlin room. The twelve 
computers now available in the 
continued on page 4 



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Sociology internships 


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Henry IV preview 


page 7 


R.E.M. album review 


page 8 



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THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



November H, Hi. 



OPINION 



LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 



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Letter 
Clarified 



To the Editor: 

I am writing in response to 
the editorial, and related 
newsstory, in the November 7 
ELM dealing with the Dean's 
letter to parents about the 
Senior Obligation. The History 
Department recommended to 
the Dean that we have such a 
letter and it is perhaps appror- 
piate that I attempt to clarify 
its purposes. 

First, I would like to agree 
with the editorial writer, and 
others who are quoted in a 
similar sense in the newsstory, 
that the letter should be im- 
proved in several regards. The 
text whould be rewritten to 
remove offensive terminology 
(e.g., "child"), and to convey 
clearly that this is a routine 
message to all senior parents. 
Students should receive their 
copy significantly in advance 
of the mailing to parents. I am 
confident that the Dean's office 
has carefully noted these con- 
structive complaints and will 
satisfy them in future versions 
of this letter. 

The more important issue, 
however, is that raised in the 
second part of the editorial. 
The point is made that seniors 
are academically mature 
adults; the letter is not only 
superfluous, therefore, 
because it assumes that paren- 
tal involvement and en- 
couragement are needed, but 
also insulting. Insofar as the 
letter may have induced some 
parents to "nag" students, it 
has had an unintended result 
and should ' be rewriten to 
avoid such an interpretation in 
the future. But that leaves the 
essential issue. Is there any 
good reason to inform parents 
about the senior obligation at 
the beginning of the senior 
year? It cannot be argued that 
parents are now considered to 
have no legitimate interest in 
their son's or daughter's 
academic progress. This is a 
frequent topic of discussion 
among parents and faculty 
members on Parent's Day; 
parents are sent copies of 
academic progress letters at 
the end of each semester (War- 
ning, Probation, Dean's List); 
parents are notified about half- 
way through the final semester 
of a student's work when the 
major department has reason 
to be concerned about a stu- 
dent's performance on the 
Senior Obligation. It is 
recognized in these and other 
ways that parents are, in 
general, sympathetically and 
properly interested in their 
son's or daughter's college 
career. Since the editorial did 
not challenge this larger prin- 
ciple. I will address myself on- 
ly to the question of whether 



the new letter is a useful and 
expedient addition to our list of 
standard notices and reports to 
parents. 

The History Department has 
discovered from our own ex- 
perience over the years that 
parents are not well informed 
about the special character of 
the Senior Obligation at 
Washington College. In par- 
ticular, they tend to assume 
that if course work is going 
well in the final semester, bar- 
ring accident or illness, 
graduation is assured. In the 
past, we have relied on Dean's 
letters of warning to call atten- 
tion to cases where lack of pro- 
gress in the Senior Obligation 
placed normal graduation in 
jeopardy. But this has not 
worked for cases where the 
evidence of progress is not at 
hand early enough to give pro- 
per warning, in our ex- 
perience, and in the experience 
of other departments, it is very 
traumatic for parents to 
discover late in the semester 
that their son or daughter will 
not graduate at the expected 
time. Commencement is an 
especially meaningful 
ceremony for parents, sym- 
bolizing and rewarding by 
public recognition the ac- 
complishments of someone 
they love. We are convinced 
that it is very useful for 
parents to understand the 
special challenges of the senior 
year and to realize well in ad- 
vance that final judgment on 
the Senior Obligation often 
comes quite late in the 
semester (for example, in the 
case of comprehensive exams 
that are given in the final 
weeks of the semester) and 
may not be positive. 

Parents have a right to be 
well advised about the Senior 
Obligation. If the Dean's letter, 
in stressing the positive (sup- 
port and understanding) went 
too far and provoked "nagg- 
ing," this knowledge will no 
doubt influence the wording of 
the next letter. My colleagues 
and I do believe strongly, 
however, that the basic idea of 
providing essential informa- 
tion about the Senior Obliga- 
tion to parents at the start of 
the senior year is a sound one. 
Sincerely 
Nathan Smith 
Professor 
Chairman, Department 
of History 

What's 

Satire??? 

To The Editor: 

After reading Andres 
Kehoe's article on advising I 
was truly shocked by the fact 
that this article was even 
printed. I cannot believe that 
The Elm would allow such a 
biased and untruthful article to 
be published. 



I have attended Washingto. 
College for three years ar, 
have yet to meet anyone »(, 
chooses classes by "signing 
for only courses held in thej 
favorite room in Bill Smith ot 
by picking a number and a . 
plying it to four diffe re jj 
departments." I found the 
remark regarding lacrosa, 
players especially insulting 
because I am a lacrosse play^ 
and I work very hard at selec. 
ting my classes and in attain, 
ing good grades. I am not here 
taking classes because I Ki -. 
to enjoy a $40,000 social life. | 
am here to attain a coUegt 
education. Not every student is 
involved in the search (« 
"blow off" courses. In fact an 
students have to meet the Col. 
lege's core requirements am 
the requirements for their ma. 
jor. The College does not allot 
people to graduate without 
meeting these requirements, 




I find it hard to believe tint 
after so easily categorizing the 
students Miss Kehoe treats the 
faculty with the same 
disrespect. I have yet to hear of 
an advisor who does not offer 
some input into a student's 
course selection or to hear of; 
course called "Introduction t< 
Magazine Reading" or anj 
course similar to it al 
Washington College. I am not 
saying that it is impossible for 
a student to take courses that 
are relatively easy but it is at» 
important to note that they 
cannot do this for all four years 
at Washington College because 
if they did they would 
graduate. I feel that advisors 
at Washington College try H 
encourage each student to take 
courses that are both relatively 
challenging and interesting " 
the student. 

The Elm obviously did not 
realize that there are students 
at Washington College * 
care about their education. ' 
have heard outrage from many 
students over the contents * 
Miss Kehoe's article and it* 
careless accusations. Any a* 
cle that shows such an obvion* 
lack of research and contain 8 
such bias belongs in the I 
bagenot, The Elm. 

AnneJohn» 1 ' 

Member of t» 

Junior Cla« 



robert 



pennington 



CHESTERTOWN 
776-6211 



ROCKVILLE 
681-0992 



Humorous 
Until.... 

To the Editor: 

I am writing this letter 
response to an article The h 
published last Fridflj 
November 7, 1986, entity 
"Let's Play The AdviS™ 
Game." I thought the arti" 
was entertaining a , e 
humorous until it r" 8 , 
continued on P»8 e 



NOV 



, mber 14. 1986 



THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



Page 3 



Helmet Law Would Save Lives 



It is a known fact that motorcycles 
are dangerous. It is also a known fact 
(bat motorcycles are very enjoyable, 
depending of course on people's tastes. 
Motorcycles have been glamourized 
[or quite some time now; Elvis Presley 
rode bikes in several of his movies, 
James Dean rode a motorcycle in 
Rebel Without A Cause, and more 
recently, Tom Cruise in Top Gun. 
Notice however, that none of these peo- 
Iple have ever had an accident while 
riding their bikes in a movie. 

Unfortunately, we do not live the 
lives of these movie characters. We can 
did do have accidents, and when we do, 
! ff e can become very badly injured. 
Luckily for us, though, somebody was 



kind enough to invent crash helmets. 
The only dilemma with helmets is that 
not everybody wears one. It is aproven 
fact that helmets can, and do, save 
lives, In 1983, 679 people died in motor- 
cycle accidents in Maryland.. That 



Matt Weir 



same year, 131 cyclists died in ac- 
cidents in Delaware. Although there is 
a difference in size of the two popula- 
tions, there is also another difference: 
Delaware has a mandatory helmet law. 
A Chestertown rescue worker told 



me about two motorcycle accidents to 
which he responded. One rider hit a 
woman from the side, and "completely 
demolished the front half of the bike. 
He flew through the air for 30 to 40 feet, 
landed on his back, and was released 
from the hospital the same day." The 
rider was wearing a helmet. Another 
rider, "hit a tree head-on. He was 
transported by helicopter to Baltimore 
Shock Trauma with multiple neck and 
head injuries. He is a paraplegic to- 
day." This rider was not wearing a 
helmet. 

Many people believe that the govern- 
ment is controlling them too much 
when they are told that they have to 
wear helmets, or "buckle-up." How far 



may the government go when trying 
govern? When any person that does not 
have insurance is injured in an acci- 
dent and can not afford to pay their 
medical expenses, the state picks up 
the tab. Hence, not only does the state 
give money for the individuals' hospital 
bill, but there is a greater risk of the 
state's liability insurance premium go- 
ing up. This hurts the taxpayer. 

So, not only does a helmet save lives 
it also saves money, both the rider's! 
and the taxpayer's. There should be a 
mandatory helmet law in Maryland, 
for both the rider's and the taxpayer's 
sake. 

Matt Weir is a freshman from New 
York city and a motorcyclist. 



ISSUE 



Should Adult Motorcyclists And Moped Riders 
Be Required By Law To Wear Helmets? 





Sarah Finney 

Somers, Connecticut 

Junior 



Mike Harrington 

Dover, Delaware 

Freshman 




Geoffrey Harwood 

Baltimore, Maryland 

Freshman 





Mamie Shehan 

Bethesda, Maryland 

Freshman 



Cathy Carlson 

Camden, Delaware 

Freshman 



"I think there should be no 
Question about it. Every 
motorcyclist should be re- 
luired to wear a helmet, (as 
»ith) the seat belt law, we are 
•nly trying to protect lives. " 



Campus Voices 



"Most definitely, because 
in comparison with the seat 
belt law, wearing a helmet 
and possibly eye protection 
could protect the motorist 
and possibly pedestrians 
because of the inability to 
focus properly, which could 
result in an accident." 



"Everyone should be allow- 
ed to make their own choice. 
If someone is going to be 
stupid enough not to wear a 
helmet then it is their right to 
die. 

I don't believe in trying to 
force someone to do 
something against their will. 



"Yes, because a rider that 
does not wear a helmet is put- 
ting himself in extreme 
danger. My sister, a nurse, 
works on a hall with doctors 
that call motorcyclists donor- 
cyclists because they get all 
their donor organs from 
them. Not wearing a helmet 
is suicidal." 



"No, because it should be 
the decision of the rider 
whether he wears one or not." 



by Michele Baize 



Education, Not Legislation, Is The Answer 



Motorcycles are dangerous. That 
"« without saying, yet a number of 
pPle who ride them don't realize (or 
iff thls fact l nave onIv forgotten 
K ct once ' and then for only fifteen 
»n<Js. During those fifteen seconds, I 
i0 d a ™ ost killed. I will give you my 
Wo at flyin 8 "l the air > si x feet 
Sn» , g u round . and having your head 

5, rest of your bodv is an ">- 

| «wg, but not highly recommend- 

i d S pe I rience - I owe mv life to a 

elm" * won 't argue for the use of 
KX. ' J, , ' how ever, argue against 

'dea of legislating their use. 

te m ' laws ' Uke seat belt laws . ""P- 
™ an individual's personal rights. 

'do »l!'i, S -. bodv ta Ms and he has a right 
i™in it what he wishes. How far will 

(j!' aw Sgo? 

*re t„ et i laws suggest'that society is 
6.5W after us. This is an at- 
l not makes tittle sense. Society 
^efn,. Create us ' we created society, 
""■e we must tend to it. This is the 



L 



point. If we absolve people from being 
responsbile for their actions, then we 
will raise generations of idiots who 
won't know what to do if society is not 
telling them. If everyone expects to 
take, and no one expects to give, then 
nothing will be accomplished. 

Any traumatic accident costs a great 
deal, the least of which is money. Yet, 
it is the money that we are worried 
about. The rising cost of insurance 
(which is an entirely different question 
that would be more worthwhile for the 
legislature to address), medical costs, 
and property losses are all considera- 
tions. But I ask you, can we put a price 
on our rights? What was the war two 
hundred years ago about anyway? 

People are looking at the question of 
motorcycle safety from the wrong 
point of view anyway. If we want to cut 
down on accidents then we should 
educate the users of these two-wheeled 
rockets. Getting licensed to drive a 
motorcycle is often a joke. In New 



Jersey you don't even have to take a 
test on the street, and once licensed, 
you're on your own. Some of the written 
manuals distributed by the states to 
people' applying for licenses give er- 
roneous information. It is common 
knowledge among motorcyclists that a 
high percentage of accidents are caus- 
ed by the other guy. Any experienced 
rider will agree, but he will also say 

Charlie Wilcox 

that the rider involved in an accident 
should have been able to avoid it. Yet in 
no states are new riders required to 
learn the proper riding techniques and 
attitudes that help one avoid an acci- 
dent. The Motorcycle Safety Founda- 
tion offers courses that do just that. 
These courses are highly effective: "In 
the late '70's and early '80's Air Force 
employees (military and civilian) 



operated 100,000 motorcycles, and their 
motorcycle-fatality rate was above the 
national average. The Motorcycle Safe- 
ty Foundation stepped in and trained 
Air Force instructors to teach the MRC 
(Motorcycle Rider Course) and the 
BBP (better Biking Program) to Air 
Force personnel. "By 1982... the Air 
Force's motorcycle fatalities had been 
reduced by 35 percent, with injuries 
decreasing 45 percent, although motor- 
cycle registrations increased 54 per- 
cent" according to the November, 1986 
issue of Motorcyclist. These numbers 
speak for themselves. The solution to 
the problem lies here. If it is the safety 
of the public that we have in mind then 
we should educate the public about its 
options, defenses, and courses of ac- 
tion. Let's not send a person out on the 
road with a helmet, so that he won't get 
killed when he crashes. Let's teach him 
how not to crash. 

Charlie Wilcox is a junior from New 
York and a motorcyclist. 



Page 4 



THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



November 14. l%(, 



continued from page 2 
reference to a particular group 
of students on campus. The ar- 
ticle stated that "savvy 
students discover blow-off 
courses by surveying lacrosse 
players to see which of their 
classes they are passing." The 
basis of Ms. Kehoe state- 
ment is unjustified. I, being a 
lacrosse player myself, found 
this to be a personal insult to 
my intelligence. If she had 
bothered to research the 
statistics she would have found 
that only one of approximately 
seventy male varsity and "B" 
team lacrosse players failed to 



LETTER TO THE EDITOR 



meet the academic re- Management program, as well 

quirements of the college that as from many other respec- 

are needed to return. That table major programs, 

figure is I am sure, far better Considering the three to four 

than the entire student body hours of practice, excluding 

average. In addition, a number overnight trips to games in 

of lacrosse players achieve which players are forced to 

placement on the Dean's List miss classes, these students 

at the end of each semester. As should be congratulated and 

far as "blow-off classes" are not slandered for their 

concerned, many lacrosse academic records. These 

players graduate from the students have dedicated 

highly-touted Business themselves to this school as 



well if not better than any other 
group of individuals on 
campus. They should be ap- 
preciated for their dedication 
to the College and not subject 
to "cheap shots," a common 
lacrosse term for unsport- 
smanlike play. 



Mac 
Problems 

continued from page 1 
Library are hooked-up to n e 



reason to mention any 
singular organization on cam- 
pus. Is The Elm now allowing 
its writers to make personal at- 
tacks on certain groups of 
students without just cause? 

Sincerely, 
Christopher C. Huebner 



Language Lab Gets Needed Repairs 



by Jennifer Smith 
Many of the machines used 
in the language lab here at WC 
were recently repaired after 
lying in disrepair for several 
months. Due to excessive heat 
in the lab over the summer 
months, a number of the con- 
soles malfunctioned. As a con- 
sequence, there were not 
enough working machines 
available for those students 
taking a foreign language. 

While the malfunctioning 
units were under repair, the 
lab was closed for almost four 
weeks. During this time 
students studying a foreign 
language had the option of 
either working on the 
machines in the library or tak- 
ing tapes home for their own 
personal use. By doing this, 



other changes in the lab in the 
future. 



students still practiced the 
drills which are necessary for 
these courses. Cheryl Schlein, 
a German student, said, "I 
thought it was good that tapes 
were made available to take 
home. This way we didn't get 
out of practice." The lab was 
reopened as soon as there were 
enough machines working to 
accomodate the students. 

Dr. Scholz, assistant pro- 
fessor of German, explained 
that it was not renovated, but 
that the broken machines were 
simply fixed. "The lab is work- 
ing now," he said, "but it still continued from page 1 
remains an old lab." Although 
Dr. Scholz believes that "all 
the machines are working and 
the lab's working as well as 
possible with the present 
equipment," he hopes to see 



The college has applied for 
Federal Funding and hopes to 
receive an answer by early 
December. If granted these 
funds, the College plans to 
rebuild the lab from scratch. It 
is hoped that this restructuring 
can be done within one to one- 
and-a-half years. 

If the Federal Funds are not 
received. Dr. Scholz explained 



Furthermore, the article had Prime Computer. The Library 
" has also installed a new Laser 
Writer which will be avialable 
to students by next week. 

"Everything is working very 
well," said Tubbs. "We hope to 
get a good silencer to put over 
the Imagewriter and we're 
hoping to receive ten new 
packages of software soon." 
With the installment of new 
computers, the Library's full- 
time staff is willing to help 
students who may have pro- 
blems with the Mac. 

"Don't be afraid to use the 
machines or ask for help," said 
Tubbs. "Bead the signs - the; 
will help with lost papers." 

The most important measure 
to take is to use up-to-date soft- 
ware which the Computing 
the Library will 
Said Tubbs, "ii 
they are using a public-access 
disk, they won't have problems 
with any Mac on campus." 



that Dean Baer will be 
presented with an outline 
describing the plans of the 
renovations. Labs have chang- 
ed drastically over the last few 
years and Dr. Scholz feels, "a 
lot of new avenues have opened 
up that weren't available Center of 
previously." New items guarantee 
available for labs include " 
VCR's, movies and computers, 
among others. All of these op- 
tions will be examined until the 
best plan is found. 



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Amnesty International 
definitely looks promising, ac- 
cording to Malkus. Awareness 
of the group's cause is rapidly 
increasing and anyone in- 
terested is urged to contact 
Amy Malkus. "You can join at 
any time along the way," she 
said. After expressing interest, 
students will be placed on 



Amnesty's mailing list. There 
will be a second chapter 
meeting in the next few weeks 
and is open to everyone. , 

"I strongly urge anyone to 
attend since," said freshman 
Lisa Rackova, "Amnesty is a 
growing concern today, and 
the freedom of men from cons- 
cience captivity is something 
everyone should be involved 



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19, is the Traditional 
Thanksgiving Dinner for 
students. Be sure to pick-up 
your reservation form from the 
numbers lady, fill it out and 
return it to the numbers lady 
by lunchtime Tuesday, 
November 18. Your reserva- 
tion forms must include reser- 
vations for parties of four or 
eight people. 




There will be a pre-dinner 
reception in the Student Center 
beginning at 3:30 p.m. Reserv- 
ed tables will be seated bet- 
ween 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. Those 



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students without reservations 
will be seated from 5:30 to 6:30 
p.m. Remember, your reserv- 
ed table will not be seated until 
all members of your party are 
present. 

One other thing.. .PLEASE 
BRING YOUR ID CARD! ! 

As in previous years, 
students have the opportunity 
to donate their Thanksgiving 
turkeys to the Kent County 
Department of Social Services, 
which will distribute them to 
people less fortunate than 
ourselves. For every eight 
students who donate their 
turkey, a turkey will be given 
to a needy family. Just 
remember, to receive credit 
for the *'Give-a-bird" pro- 
gram, you must attend dinner. 

I look forward to seeing all of 
you on Wednesday, November 
19, and I hope everyone enjoys 
one of the most memorable 
events on the Washington Col- 
lege Dining Service's calendar. 

Until next week, . . Mom 



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ber 14. 1986 



FEATURES 



THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



Page 5 



• 'School of Hard Knocks" Opens Eves 



Soc Interns Discover Real World 



by Andrea Kehoe 

Homework for senior Chris 
jane includes helping cook 
ijinner for eleven boys and 
assisting them with their own 
schoolwork. 

The Sociology major spends 
at least eight hours a week at 
Kent Youth, Inc., a group home 
lor boys, to fulfill the intern- 
ship requirement of her "Field 
Experience in Social Welfare" 
class. 

It's a great experience; I'm 
learning a lot," said Kane, ad- 
ding that the other counselors 
nave been especially helpful. 

A private facility, Kent 
Youth provides a home for 
delinquent boys ages 12-17 
while they attend public school, 
titer "graduating" from the 
program (the average stay is 
about a year), 70 % of the 
youngsters^ never get into any 
trouble again. 

The boys viewed me as a 
friend at first - not as someone 
in charge. Now that I'm gain- 

a more authoritative posi- 
tion, they don't know how to 
react to me. I'm in a transition 
leriod," she said. 
Currently Kane is trying to 
master the point system in 
which the boys acquire credit 
or appropriate behavior - good 
nanners, completing a 
lousehold chore - or lose it for 
[appropriate actions - such as 
sing their temper. 
"I go to this place and see 
toys lose points for things I see 
't this College everyday," she 
]oked. 



As a resident assistant and 
chapter relations person for 
her sorority, Kane has 
previously dealt with people's 
problems but in a counseling, 
not a teaching, capacity. 

"You realize these kids are 
not the same as ones you're ac- 
customed to being with. You 
learn a lot from them - as much 
as you try to teach them," she 
said. 

Kane emphasized that the 
boys at Kent Youth are "nice 
kids but they've just had a rot- 
ten introduction to social 
behavior. They have a hard 
time dealing with adults and 
with authority. They have to 
learn that all your life you have 
to deal with people you don't 
like and you can't just blow-up 
when you don't agree with 
something." 

Weekly class meetings of 
seven students interning at 
local social services agencies 
offer a chance to discuss dif- 
ferent approaches to problems 
that arise, Kane said. Her ex- 
perience has led her to con- 
sider a future career in 
guidance counseling of high 
school students. 

"It's such a weird time for 
them. People overlook the fact 
that high school students have 
problems," she said. 

Ignored By Society 

Similar to Kane, senior 
Laura Chase, an intern at 
Benedictine School For Excep- 
tional Children, said society 
also ignores the handicapped. 



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"It (the internship) has 
made me extra aware that 
there are so many handicap- 
ped people in our society- 
millions of them-yet you don't 
see them. It makes you wonder 
where they are and what hap- 
pens to them." 

One day a week she makes 
the 45 minute drive to Ridgely, 
Maryland, to the residential 
school for mentally retarded 
youth from ages five to twenty- 
one. She teaches sign language 
to six nonverbal students and 
writes social profiles of some 
students. She now plans a 
career working for the han- 
dicapped. 

"You just can't label these 
kids," she said. "Once you 
label them they turn around 
and learn something you 
thought they couldn't learn. 
You can't have a set notion of 
what's going to happen-these 
kids do have potential and they 
can learn." 

Although she had previously 
worked with exceptional 
children, Chase had not been in 
a school situation and said 
even her classes did little to 
prepare her for the one-on-one 
teaching she has encountered 
at Benedictine. 

"It's a lot of everything- 
psychology, sociology, and a 
lot of knowledge you have from • 
other classes, " Chase said. 

Her internship at Carter 
Youth Detention Facility, a 
maximum security holding 
located on the grounds of the 
Upper Shore Mental Health 
Complex, has taught senior 
Michelle Royal how the 
juvenile justice system works. 
A maximum of 19 youth live 
in the facility as they await a 
trial or another placement. 
Because some have been found 
to be a danger to themselves or 
others, each child is locked in 
an individual holding room at 
night, and during the shift 
change. Most of their day is 
spent in the recreation unit. 

"I've learned more in these 
past few months doing this 
than I've learned in anything 
else at Washington College," 
she said. 

Royal visits the facility three 
days a week to spend time talk- 




"It's a great experience; I'm learning a lot." said senior Chris Kane, a 
sociology major, of her internship at Kent Youth, Inc.. a group home lor 
boys referred by juvenile services. 



ing informally with the youth 
and playing ping-pong and 
spades, a card game she learn- 
ed at the Center. 

Initially apprehensive about 
the position, Royal now enjoys 
the personal contact with the 
youth and hopes to work with 
juveniles if she enters the field 
of social work. 

"I think it's the greatest 
thing I've ever done. I'm hav- 
ing a ball; I go now more than I 
have to. Now I wouldn't give it 
away for the world," she said. 

Life at Carter Youth, 
however, is not without 
sadness. 

"I've left there and cried. 
Some of the kids will be in the 
system for the rest of their 
lives. They don't realize 



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there's more out there than 
getting into trouble and getting 
locked up. It's a circle they just 
go through over and over 

again." 

While she said she suspects 
that some are jealous of her 
freedom to leave the Center, 
Royal said the juveniles do not 
seem to resent her life as a col- 
lege student. 

"I don't go out and get high 
and have the excitement of 
stealing. To them I'm missing 
out," she said. 

Outside the Classroom 

Despite the shock of seeing 
teenagers locked up in an en- 
vironment where strip sear- 
ches, outbreaks of venereal 
diseases and escape attempts 
are not part of a television 
show, Royal said her visits to 
Carter Youth are a relaxing 
way to forget life at WC for a 
few hours. 

"When I come back here it 
seems like people are petty 
over really stupid things and 
take so much for granted. They 
(the youth in the detention 
center) worry about finding a 
place to live whereas we worry 
about whether they're having 
hamburgers for the third time 
that week in the Dining Hall." 

While she said she does not 
wish to denigrate her 
classroom experiences at WC, 
Royal emphasized that her in- 
ternship has been invaluable to 
her education: 

"I've learned a lot more here 
than memorizing facts I won't 
remember the next day. This 
I'll remember for a lifetime." 



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THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



November 14, I9g, 



SPORTS 



Tennis Aces John Jay In Season Final 



by Fred Wyman 

A very successful fall season 
for both the men's and 
women's tennis teams at 
Washington College ended this 
past weekend. Despite incle- 
ment weather, both teams roll- 
ed to impressive victories over 
John Jay College of New York. 

Friday, the Washington 
women netters blanked John 
Jay's women 9-0 while WC's 
men's varsity swamped the 
visitors men's squad 8-1. On 
Saturday, the Shoremen trium- 
phed again when the J.V. trip- 
ped the New Yorkers 5-2. Two 
matches were suspended due 
to darkness. 

The Shoremen's victory in 
the fall finale gave the netmen 
a near perfect 7-1 record. Their 
only defeat was to the mid- 
shipmen of Navy on September 
23. This was by far the most 
successful fall campaign in the 
College's history. 

John Jay proved to be much 
stronger than they were last 
spring when WC won 9-0; 
nevertheless they were no 
match for the nationally rank- 
ed Shoremen. WC's top six 
players were straight set win- 
ners in singles. Ross Coleman 
and Rich Phoebus shut-out 
their opponents while Claudio 
Gonzalez, David Marshall and 
Bill Shaw lost only one game 
each in their matches. John 
Jay's Dewayne Boyce put up 
the best fight, but still fell 6-3, 
6-2 to Alejandro Hernandez at 
No. 1 singles. 



In doubles Coleman and 
Phoebus teamed to play No. 1 
and ripped Boyce and Pran- 
cisco Martinez 6-0, 6-2. Vince 
Maximo and Tim Walbert, 
playing together for the first 
time, walloped Rich Gonzalez 
and Clint Johnson 6-2, 6-1. The 
freshmen tandem of Rob Gray 
and Joe Sonido suffered the on- 
ly loss of the match, dropping 
two sets 7-0, 7-5 to Tracey 
Jackson and Kevin Maysonet 
at No. 2 doubles. 

The Shorewomen dominated 



the John Jay women as all eight 
players contributed to a sweep 
in both singles and doubles. 
The women netters lost a mere 
six games in singles competi- 
tion. Erin Patterson (No.3), 
Tracey Pritzlaff (No.4) and 
Suzanne SiegetfNo.S)-blanked 
their opponents while Lindsay 
Tanton made her collegiate 
debut a success as she won 6-1, 
6-0. 

Seniors Pam Loughman and 
Cathy Engle won 6-2, 6-0 and 6- 
0, 6-3 respectively. The 
Shorewomen won the doubles 



with as much ease as they did 
singles The No. 3 doubles team 
of Beth Walbert and Meg 
Wheatley had the most difficul- 
ty in their match but still 
prevailed in straight sets, 
defeating Murit and Medina 7- 
6, 6-2. Loughman and Engle 
walloped Jamison and Blake 6- 
0, 6-2 and Pritzlaff and Patter- 
son knocked-off Finn and 
Blake 6-1, 6-1 to complete the 
sweep. 

Joe Sonido's and Tim 
Walbert's Saturday wins gave 
the J.V. four of the five mat- 



ches they needed to de 
John Jay's varsity. The 
triumph evened the J.V/j 
record at 1-1. Sonido's 6-1, ^ 
singles victory over Clint 
Johnson clinched the win fo r 
Washington. Vince Maxim, 
had the other singles triumpj 
as he stopped Tracey Jacksm 
6-2, 7-5 at No. 2 singles. 

The Shoremen took two ,;,■■ 
the three doubles matches aj 
Bill Shaw and Tim Walbett 
won 6-2. 6-2 and Sonido and Roj 
Gray topped Vincent Freeman 
and Jimmy Gonzalez 6-0, 6-3. 



Soccer Finishes Strong In Play-offs 



by John Bodnar 
"It ain't over till it's over." 
This popular sports phrase, 
coined by the ex-manager of 
the New York Mets. Yoei 
Berra, became the motto of the 
Washington College soccer 
team this season. 

Just over a month ago the 
Shoremen were headed for 
another disappointing season. 
They were the owners of an un- 
wanted 3-6-1 record. 

Led by seniors Patrick 
McMenamin and Mark 
Nasteff, however, the young 
team refused to accept another 
losing season. They salvaged 
their record by winning seven 
of their last 10 games and 
finished second in the state 
tournament behind Division II 
Mount St. Mary's College. 



Runners 24th 



by Christine Wlant 

W.C. Cross Country traveled 
to Gettysburg for their final 
meet of the season, the 39th an- 
nual MAC Championship, on 
Saturday Nov. 8. 

The muddy, slippery condi- 
tions of the five mile course 
would have dampened any 
team's enthusiasm, but W.C.'s 
six winners gave it their all. 
Twenty-four teams, totalling 
159 runners, competed, and ad- 
ded to the race, " a sense of ex- 
citement which heightened 



concentration," according to 
senior Greg Anderson. 

Coming in first for 
Washington was Chris 
Parmelee at 30.59 sec, cutting 
his usual time considerably. 
Chris Dodson, Russel Hertzler, 
running with a leg injury, Lars 
Hendriksen, and Greg Ander- 
son followed closely behind. 

The official results placed 
Washington at 24th, but the 
race proved to be a strong one 
for the Shoremen. "The team 
worked hard and achieved 
some personal bests," said 
coach Chatellier after the race. 



Senior forward, Mark 
Nasteff, said "At the beginning 
of the season I was quoted as 
saying, 'We won a total of 10 
games in our last three seasons 
combined, but this year I think 
we can win 10 games.' A 10-9-1 
record really proved it." 

The Shoremen, who were 
seeded last in the state tourna- 
ment, were forced to play all 
their games on the road. They 
opened up the tournament on 
Thursday, November 6 by 
upsetting Salisbury State 1-0 in 
a dramatic shoot-out. 

After playing ninety minutes 
of regulation and two 10 minute 
overtimes of scoreless soccer, 
both teams went head-to-head 
in a shoot-out consisting of five 
penalty shots by each team. 

W.C. scored all five of their 
penalty shots, while Salisbury 
scored four of their five shots. 
Shoreman goalie John Thomas 
had an outstanding game and 
came up with 18 saves. He was 
penalized during the penalty 
shots for moving before the 
ball was kicked but still 
managed to shut down his op- 
ponents. 

Scoring the penalty shots 
were Pat McMenamin, Jon 
Larsson, Peter Van Buren, 
Steve Attias, and Jeff Heuber. 

In the semi-final round of the 
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Frostburg College. 

In the rain and mud the 
underdog Shoremen played 
tough defense and held their 
opponents scoreless. W.C. 
scored early in the second half 
when Peter Van Buren headed 
in a chip ball from Frank 
Davis. 



"In the rain 
and mud, the 

Shoremen 
played tough 



defense. 



With another outstanding 
game by John Thomas (seven 
saves), the Shoremen 
withstood any goal-scoring 
threats, secured their victory, 
and kept their dream alive. 

The ball didn't bounce in 
W.C.'s favor in the state finals 
as they lost 5-1 to Mount St. 
Mary's. The loss ended the 
team's dream of becoming 
state champions, but it didn't 



tarnish the successful season 
the Shoremen had. 

Head coach Tom Bowman 
stated, "We really pulled 
together, we never were «. 
pected to get this far. We sui 
prised a lot of teams. We hadi 
great season." 

Junior defensive Todd En. 
mons said, "The team camea 
long way in one year. We kneir 
we could get to the state [ 
offs but we didn't know how far 
we would go. John Thomas was 
the key to our success in tot 
state play-offs. He's given « 
solid goaltending, somettuf 
we haven't had in the three 
seasons I've been here." 

The Shoremen, who scored 
only 14 goals in 1985, ended U« 
season with 37 goals, had fin 
shut-outs (two in the state tour- 
nament), a record of lfrH 
and finished second in the stall 
tournament. 

"It was a really great waylo 
end the season and my sock; 
career at W.C." conclude) 
Senior captain Patrick 
McManamin. "I wish I hadW 
more years to play because in 
the next few seasons to 
Shoremen will probably »j 
the state championship m, 
maybe even make tbi 
N.C.A.A." 




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King Henry IV Holds Court 




Photo bu Michele Baize 

Rehearsing for Henry IV, Prince Hal IChBS Foster! and Falstaff Uere Wallace] swank it up in London. 

„.,. . b y D f u vl<1 Healey to those three nights on stage, it with the scissors. "The next 

Sitting in the green room are Chas Foster (Prince Hal) out two weeks are going to be 
the drama people. They sit in the hallway practicing his crazy." 

»!i U ?.'L , Vh W ? rI ?-° ut ™ueh lines is putting into it. Mike "It's got a lot of funny 
and unstuffed chairs and the Sell, Kelp, Melissa Filling scenes," "We're doing a lot of 
green room isn t even green. (Ass't to the Director), Becca innovative things with it But 
wnen are we painting the Jewsbury (Ass't to the we're true to the script. We're 
tear "th/linP^^vJj 16 ^ t0 Mana 8 er and t0 the Set true to what Bill might have 
Tm t,>Pri ? rtMnT« , ° the K Desi g" er > and Cythia Curley wanted." She talks about the 
ffleSK'iJh ^„ g h T^ ( As s't to the Lighting Director) parts in the play. The reporter 
nealot rferp Sf ' a m the green room are putting leaves her sewing now and 
one a lot here 111 be glad into it. The reporter leaves. goes downstairs. 

when it s over, sighs Melissa Upstairs in the costume Buzzing downstairs in the 
TZl , ,r room Sue Rolls (Hostess of the workshop is a saw. There are 

Parti ^H? 5 *" 6 ' 1 ^ IV - Boar ' s Head mn)- makes a boards and sawhorses and 
Thursrlav hv th P » 6Xt P a Per Pattern for a gun holster, things all around. On stage 

le Then tVi ^?n P T "It's a slow rehearsal up untU Skip Middleton (Hotspu?) 

fortless a nrt»L™f Se K m t the last two weeks '" says smokes a cigarette and bangs 
what soe^nt^t Irl °, bUt ° h ' KoUs - She la ys the pattern on naUs into the wooden stage - 
wnat goes into it. What goes in- the black vinyl and cuts around length ramp. Charlie Wilcox 

(Technical Director) is there 
working. He points to the 
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covered with sod. "Live 
bluegrass sod," says Wilcox. 
Rebecca Jewsbury is in charge 
of watering the sod. Esther 
Diamondstone (Stage 
Manager) comes up and hands 
Wilcox a big stack of card- 
board egg cartons. He explains 
these will be hammered 
beneath the hill to muffle the 
hollow sound footsteps have on 
it. 

"It's gonna be a happenin' 
show," he says. "Even if you 
don't like Shakespeare, come 
see it." It's almost time for 
rehearsal. Emily Lott comes 
in. Jere Wallace (Falstaff) 
comes in. In the big empty 
theatre Gina Braden (Lady 
Percy) sits waiting for rehear- 
sal. 

Rick Davis (Director, 
Lighting Designer) sits in his 
office explaining about the 
play. His idea is the content. 
What Shakespeare says is im- 
portant. There will be less con- 
centration on the costuming 
and scenery and more on the 
content. "There will be a 
simplicity of costumes. 
Sometimes one person plays dif- 
ferent roles. They change 
characters by changing a gar- 
ment." He says, "It's a simple, 
clean way of approaching the 
production." 

"This is not a 'history' play. 
What is interesting is the 
human story." This is the story 
of Prince Hal . He leaves his in- 
dulgent world of foppish 
friends and "grows into 
something bigger than those 
around him." 

Davis enjoys the play. "It" 
always supports you in rehear- 
sal. You're always being 
stimulated by the text." 

"It's funny. There is lots of 
action," he says. "It's going to 
be hugely entertaining. It's a 
great play for young people. 
Prince Hal is asking himself, 
'What the hell am I doing?." 

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tJ ?J" Ie chara cter is Henry 
IV. Things are not going great 
in England." Henry is not the 
true king. He killed his relative 
Richard II and took the throne 
Hotspur leads a movement of 
nobles against Henry to restore 
the true king. 

Meanwhile Prince Hal is in 
London. He and Falstaff are 
living it up. "The culminating 
action is the battle of 
Shrewsbury," says Lorberer. 
Here Henry and Hal battle 
Hotspur. Who wins? Come see 
the play. 

Professor Nancy Tatum will 
give a performance preview 
talk Thursday. It's called An 
Introduction to Henry IV, Part 
I. It is in the Literary House at 
4 p.m. Performances of the 
play are Thursday, Friday and 
Saturday nights at 8 p.m in 
Tawes Theatre. 

Back in the green room. On 
the wall is a chart with 
everyone's name and the times 
when they can come in to nail 
egg cartons under the hill or 
sew holsters. Tim Maloney, 
Drama department chairman, 
is Dramaturg. Joanna Wilson 
does costumes. Jason Rubin is 
set designer. Ryder Daniels 
plays Poins while John 
McDanolds plays King Henry 
and Glendower. It is a long 
chart and the reporter can see 
it takes many people to make a 
Play. 

by Mary Riner 
Is it morally right to kill 
onself? This question will be 
left for the audience to decide 
Sri Mbriday, November 17 at 
the weekly tea and talk in the 
O'Neill Literary House. This 
week's discussion will be given 
by Dr. J.D. Newell, professor 
of Philosophy. Tea and cakes 
will be served at 4 p.m. and the 
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November 14, 



ENTERTAINMENT 



CAMPUS 
CALENDAR 

Friday 14 

Lambda Pa jama Party 
Coffeehouse, 9 p.m. -2 a.m. 

Monday 17 

Literary House Talk 

Is It Wrong To Kill Oneself? 

O'Neill Literary House. Tea at 

4 p.m. 

Talk at 4 :30 p.m. 

Phi Sigma Tau Honor 
Society for Philosophy 

Debate 
Evolution vs. Scientific 

Creationism. 

Tuesday 18 

Cosmology Talk 

Professor Glen Cooper, speaker 

Sophie Kerr Room, 8 p.m. 

Wednesday 19 

Modern Language 
Poetry Reading 
O'Neill Lit House, 8 p.m. 

Thursday 20 

Performance Preview Talk 

An Introduction to Henry IV 

Parti 

O'Neill Lit House, 4 p.m. 

The William James Forum 
Aging : Facts and Fallacies 
Sophie Kerr Room, 7 :30 p.m. 

Drama Department Play 
Henry IV, Parti 

Tawes Theatre 8 p.m. 



R.E.M. Dreams Up Rich Pageant 



by Barclay Green 
R.E.M. 's newest album, 
"Lifes Rich Pageant," 
reminds me of James Joyce's 
Ulysses. I realize that it's a bit 
risque to compare a rock n' roll 
LP to the world's greatest 
piece of literature, but the 
analogy is apt. Both are so full 
of beauty, dread, and inter- 
pretive possibilities that the 
reader or the listener can 
spend hours with the work and 
never fully appreciate all of the 
intricacies. 

"Lifes Rich Pageant" has a 
markedly different sound than 
the three preceding R.E.M. 
albums. It was produced by 
Don Gehman (Scarecrow. 
JCM) who has made an all-out 
effort to give R.E.M. that 
kick-ass sound which many 
critics have said the band 
lacks. He's kept the fiery, 
dominating guitars of Peter 
Buck, but mixed Bill Berry's 
drums much louder than on 
any previous L.P. In some 
cases, this equal billing given 
to drums and guitars creates a 
harsh tension which destroys 
instrumental intimacy, over- 
powers riffs, and drowns out 
Mike Mill's fine bass lines. For 
the most part, however, the 
resulting high energy rock n' 
roil creates an almost palpable 
passion and ferocity. The 
sound is so complex and in- 
triguing that it gets better and 
better with every spin of the 
disc. 



The musical intensity, 
though, is only half of the 
album's brilliance. The other 
half is supplied by lead singer 
Michael Stipe's lyrics. Stipe 
has matured as a lyricist on 
each R.E.M. LP, and his work 
on "Lifes Rich Pageant" is his 
finest to date. He has used 
naturalist imagery and a hand- 
ful of symbols to paint a swirl- 
ing portrait of the modern 
world. In this portrait, Stipe 
passionately calls for a new 
beginning, despairs for lost 
time, and professes on 
ultimate faith in God. 

"Begin To Begin," the first 
cut on the album, is Stipe's 
thesis statement. "Let's Begin 
again," he sings over the fran- 
tic, urgent drums, "Begin the 
begin/Let's begin again/Like 
Martin Luther's end?/ An an- 
thology begins the begin." But 
despite the apparent force 
behind the music and lyrics, 
Stipe feels rather alone in a 
generation which has rejected 
the need for change. "An in- 
surgency began/and we miss- 
ed it/ I looked for it/ And I 
found it/ Miles Standish proud/ 
Congratulate me." 

Stipe seems to be the only 
one who realizes that something 
is wrong with the world. (After 
all, he was the one who alone 
rediscovered the insurgency.) 
But, even so, he will not give up 
his quest for change. In the se- 
cond cut, "These Days," a 



combination of blazing pre- 
punk and post-punk guitar 
styles accentuates Stipe's 
refusal to accept his genera- 
tion's indifference: "We are 
young despite the years/ We 
are concerned/ We are hope 
despite the time. ..Happy 
throngs take this joy 
wherever/ Wherever you go." 

In the first two cuts, R.E.M., 
though asking for help, is 
seemingly prepared to take on 
the world by themselves if 
necessary. But in "Follow 
Me," another cut from side 
one, they appeal to higher 
authority. As the electric 
guitars exchange their churn- 
ing chords for melodic riffs, 
and the drums ease their pace, 
Stipe sings of modern society 
which has "found a way to talk 
around "problems." The sky, 
itself, has been bought and sold. 
It has literally turned upside 
down. "Lift your arms up to 
the sky," begs Stipe in the 
refrain, "And tell the sky/ 
And tell the sky/ Don't fall on 
me." But the beggar himself is 
painfully aware that his begg- 
ing isn't enough to end the pro- 
blems of the world. As the 
refrain drowns out, the lead 
singers dubbed in background 
vocals offer a better solution: 
faith in God. "What is (the sky) 
up in the air for?/ What's it up 
there for?/ Somebody's over 
me." "I Believe," the second 
cut on side two, is "Pageants" 
most moving piece. Over 



beautifully interwoven gujt^ 
Stipe summons the p „: 
drawn from all that he believs 
in to make an urge n , 
desperate call for change: 
believe my spirit is wear™ 
thin," he sings, "and chant, 
is what I believe in." j 
reprimands society for its ^ 
indulgence and refusal to fj 
reality. "The change (is) 
difference between/ what 
want and what you ne« 
There's a key." Then, in 
touching tribute to Bob Dy|j 
Stipe takes "Lifes Hit 
Pageant" to its ultimo 
destination by giving whan 
believes is the first step towa, 
salvation: "Trust in yourcj 
ing/ Make sure that your ea 
ing is true/ Think of othn 
and may others think of you. 

"Lifes Rich Pageant" is i 
of the finest albums releas 
this year. It compared witht 
likes of Paul Simon 
Graceland and the Sm/tts 
"The Queen is Dead. 
"Pageant" will no doil 
become a seminal influence 
the rock n' roll of the i 
decade. The amazing thii 
though, is that the members 
R.E.M. are all still vo 
young. They're not even cl« 
to full artistic maturity. Gr, 
things can be expected fromtl 
young men from Athes 
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Car towed for Repeat 
Parking Violations 



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by Audra M. Phillppon 
"I was coming out of English 
class, and somebody said, I 
just saw your car being towed - 
- man, it was the funniest thing 
I've ever seen!' " Senior Eddie 
Cammack did not think it was 
funny. "I just kept getting 
tickets and getting tickets and 
getting tickets, but I didn't 
think it would ever get towed." 
At the beginning of the 
semester every student receiv- 
ed a pamphlet published by 
campus security warning, 
"Any vehicle that receives 
more than five (parking viola- 
tions) in a given semester shall 
lose all parking priviledges for 
the remainder of that 
semester. Violations of this 
prohibition will cause further 
disciplinary action to be 
taken." 

Cammack is only one of at 
least seven or eight students on 
campus who have accumulated 
more than five tickets this 
semester, fines for each ex- 
ceeding $250. In fact, Jerry 



Roderick, Director of Security, 
said there is at least one stu- 
dent who has stacked up fines 
worth more than $600. "The 
reason that people get these ex- 
ceedingly high fines is because 
they have failed to get their 
vehicle registered," expalined 
Roderick. 

"We send out notices to 
students about three times a 
semester with how many 
outstanding tickets they have 
and the amounts of the fines. 
For people who don't make 
payments on their fines, their 
notices are sent down to the 
business office, and their 
grades are withheld," said 
Roderick. The second batch of 
notices will go out some time 
next week, said Roderick, and 
the third will go out during 
finals. 

"Towing is our last resort," 
he said "We have no alter- 
native." 

In Cammack's case, Rodrick 
continued on page 4 



25-Plus C-Town Residents Face Eviction 



by Tony Caligiuri 
A Delaware lawyer recently 
purchased and plans to 
demolish numerous waterfront 
residences in Chestertown, 
leaving over twenty-five peo- 
ple homeless. Liborio Vincent 
Ramunno, the new owner of 
the properties, has made no 
definite plans yet on how or 
when the properties will be 
developed. 

The total cost of the pur- 
chase, according to Kent 



Associates, L.P., was $260,000. 
Before the purchase, the 
residents of Scott's Point 
(areas of Queen, Front, and 
Cannon Streets and Railroad 
Avenue) had been renting their 
home from Kent Associates. 
Many of the occupants pay as 
little as forty dollars each 
month in rent. 

"If I had a place to go, I 
wouldn't mind moving, but 
we've got to be close to the 
hospital, and I don't have a 



car," said 56 year old Miss 
Mildred Pnick, a twenty-five 
year resident of Chestertown. 
Pnick lives with 68 year old 
Sam Harley Henry. When not 
taking care of her daughter's 
children, Pnick is nursing Sam 
Henry who requires frequent 
trips to the hospital. 

The couple shares the one 
and one-half room apartment 
with a 63 year old man known 
as Wilis. Between the three of 
them, they pay $84 rent mon- 



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by Jennifer Smith 

. Should Washington College 
■"crease enrollment to 1000 
?tudents? Should there be an 
"■crease in tuition? Should 
'acuity be paid more? These 
and other pressing questions 
«* being addressed by the 
Wng Range Planning commit- 
■w this year. 

The Long Range Planning 
"■mrruttee met jointly with the 
J- lege Budget Review com- 
™ «ee last month at President 
""er s request. He said "It is 
„ cessary for both committees 
° nave an overview of the Col- 
„ 8e , bu dget finances, in order 

Pta£E£.. eBective strategic 

Vi^ C n 0rding t0 Gene Hessy, 
n>,^! Presi( ient for Finance, the 
Purpose of the committee is to 
^ersee all the other faculty 
Q L °uege committees. Stu- 



dent representative to the com- 
mittee, Rachel Smith, explain- 
ed "it acts as a guiding force 
for the future." 

Current concerns facing the 
Long Range committee include 
increasing enrollment, in- 
creasing tuition (both of which 
were suggested by the Middle 
States Association during its 
visit to the College last month), 
the construction of new dor- 
mitories, and a review of the 
academic program. Financial 
equilibrium, early retirement 
plans, Lnd faculty salaries are 
also on the agenda. 

Subcommittees have been 
formed to investigate specific 
areas of concern. After collec- 
ting relevant data, the subcom- 
mittees will present their fin- 
dings back to the Long Range 
committee. Only then will deci- 
sions be made, explained 
Hessey. 



Enrollment issues were the 
focus of yesterday's November 
meeting of the committee. 
With statistical data from 
Kevin Coveney, Director of Ad- 
missions, discussions centered 
on the overall size of the Col- 
lege, projected growth through 
1991, levels of financial aid, 
possible ceilings on enroll- 
ment, and recruitment alter- 
natives. 

Can the academic plan here 
at Washington College support 
more students? Housing and 
rising tuition will affect any 
decisions made by the commit- 
tee. Hessey said that the com- 
munity made it clear that it 
would not favor an increase in 
off-campus housing. 
Therefore, new dormitories 
would be a must to ac- 
commodate an increase in 
enrollment. 



thly. If required to leave their 
apartment, Pnick said, "We 
would have no place to go, and 
if we did, no way to get there." 

"It's just a fact of life," said 
Ramunno when presented with 
Pnick's situation during a 
November 19 interview. "I cer- 
tainly don't want to be a 
landlord, so renting to these 
people is out of the ques- 
tion. ..people deserve more 
adequate housing than that." 
Ramunno added, "I simply 
purchased the land, and I 
understand it to be the respon- 
sibility of the town in finding 
places for these people to live." 

"Chestertown is experienc- 
ing a real housing shortage, as 
the college well knows, in fin- 
ding enough housing for off- 
campus students," said real 
estate agent Jim Norris of 
Chestertown. Norris said that 
the little housing that was 
available is being used by col- 



lege students, and that the 
displaced waterfront residents 
could not have afforded the 
rent in such apartments. 

Norris added, "What's going 
on is nothing new, the town has 
been developing around these 
people for years. ..it's just 
never happened on quite this 
scale before." He continued, 
"That land is prime real 
estate, and this kind of 
developing would have happen- 
ed sooner or later.. .It's just too 
bad that it had to happen like 
this." 

Norris commented on 
Ramunno's ethical respon- 
sibility, "What (Ramunno) is 
doing is perfectly within his 
legal rights, but as far as 
establishing good relations 
with the town, he's getting off 
on the wrong foot. We don't 
need this kind of nonsense 
around here." 

continued on page 4 



INSIDE: 

letters to the editor page 2 

Suicide Myth page 6 

off the cuff page 7 

Basketball Opens page 8 

Getting in the Mood page 11 

The Pretenders Review.... page 12 



Page 2 



THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



November 21, 1986 



OPINION 



Another Biased Editorial 



Recently It was made known to the editors of The Elm that 
some students on campus have had trouble recognizing the 
respective purposes of the articles, editorials, and columns that 
appear each week. Because space Is not available to run an in- 
depth article similar to Walter Cronklte's "How To Read A 
Newspaper" series that has ran In several nationally prominent 
publications, this short, blow-by-blow explanation of Elm content 
will have to suffice for those of you who are confused. 
Information: News Is found on the front page and on one or two of 
the inside pages. News deals with what has, Is, and will be going 
on — information about your environment at Washington Col- 
lege. Editor's Warning: The news Is often controversial. If the 
newspage wasn't sometimes controversial It would not be news, 
but public relations. If you want Information, read this section. If 
you want to be flattered, look elsewhere. 

Opinion: As the word Implies, this section deals with personal 
views. This space, for example, Is reserved for the opinion of the 
Editor-in-chief or, If Initials appear at the bottom of the editorial, 
one of the other editors. You'll notice that the word OPINION ap- 
pears at the top of this page. Pages two and three fall into that 
category. 

With this In mind surely you'll understand the amazement of 
the editorial staff when fellow students make the stunningly in- 
sightful observation that an editorial Is biased. A similarly in- 
telligent statement analogous to this would be something along 
the lines of "that wheel Is round." Never before has intrinsic 
meaning been such a difficult concept to grasp 
Columns in general, satire in particular: This past week's con- 
troversy over the content of The Elm 's satire column, "off the 
cuff" is perhaps the best example of the misinterpretation being 
spoken of here. Columns are the work of one writer, appear on a 
regular basis, and can deal with everything from the writer's opi- 
nion about a political situation to how to catch large mouth bass 
to satire (read humor). Unfortunately, the "off the cuff" publish- 
ed two weeks ago which spoofed advising day left, as one editor 
put it, scorch marks on the scalps of more than a few people as It 
passed over their heads at warp twelve. 

Since this Is an editorial It Is entirely appropriate to say that you'- 
re out to lunch In the next galaxy If you actually believe we were 
serious when we talked about choosing courses on the basis of 
what room the class meets In or that burled somewhere deep In- 
side the college catalog is a course entitled "Introduction to 
Magazine Reading." An actual course entitled "Introduction to 
Newspaper Reading" seems, at this point, to be sorely needed for 
those literal-minded students who are beginning satire readers. 

To make amends, however, and to show all the lacrosse players 
and others with bruised egos that it wasn't meant personally, in 
this week's "off the cuff" the lethal weapon has been turned on 
ourselves. It is only hoped that your gerbil will enjoy this biased 
editorial. 



Washington College Elm 



FnuaiM W« 



Editors 

Editor-in-chief Thomas M. Schuster 

Newt Editor Audra M.Phllippon 

Features Editor Andrea Kehoe 

Arts/Entertainment Editor David Healey 

Sports Editor Christine Wient 

Photography Editor J.M. Fragomeni 

Managers 

Managing Editor Alison Shorter 

National Advertising Manager Michelle Royal 

Local Advertising Manager Mariella Ruiz 

Circulation Manager William Faust 

The Elm is the official student newspaper of Washington College. The 
Elm Is published every Friday during the academic year with the excep- 
tion of vacations and exam weeks. 

Editorials are the responsibility of the Editor-in-chief. Signed columns, 
commentaries, letters, editorials, and editorial cartoons represent the 
opinions of their authors and are not necessarily the views held by the 
members of the editorial staff. 

All letters to the editor are read with interest but, due to space limita- 
tions, the editors cannot always publish every letter received and some 
must be shortened. Unsigned letters will not be considered for publica- 
tion. Students should include their year and major. Faculty and staff 
members should include their positions and departments. Limit letters 
to 600 words or less and include day and evening phone numbers in the 
event that clarification of portions of the letter Is needed. Letters may be 
deposited in the marked boxes at the editorial office or in the Dining 
Hall, or mailed c/o The Elm. Washington College, Chestertown, 

Maryland 21620. Letters become the property of The Elm upon receipt 
and must be received no later than Tuesday to be considered for publica- 
tion in that week's issue. 

The Elm's business and editorial office is located in the Queen Anne 

lounge, found on the first floor of the Queen Anne's House dormitory. 

Business hours are 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tuesdays and 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 

p.m. Wednesdays. The office phone number Is (301) 778-2800. extension 

321. 



Ah, I don't read those editorials, they are just 
biased, one-sided, personal opinions! 




LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 



Look Out 



To The Editor: 

Attached is a letter I receiv- 
ed from Bruce Neal, President 



ed a note from Josten's 
(publishing house) that there 
was six pages missing, so, 
without contacting me she 
threw together six pages and 
set them in. 

I also did not run the 
Pegasus $2,000 into debt. Mike 
Klien, though he ran the book 
into debt some, did not run the 
Pegasus $5,000 into debt. I en- 



of the Kent County Fire Chief's courage The Elm to print a 
Association. I would ap- retraction. 



Tile Reporter also printed 
similar false information last 
summer. I wrote them a detail- 
ed leter, and assummed that 
since I didn't hear from them, 
they would print a retraction in 
their next issue. You may. 



preciate your reprinting it in 
The Elm. 

Sincerely, 
Douglass Cater 

Dear Dr. Cater, 

At the regular meeting of the 
Kent County Fire Chiefs however, check into this mat- 
Association on October 17th it teraswell. 
was brought before the What I am most concerned 
members that there have been about is where is the source of 
problems at the Washington this false information? Where 
College crosswalk on ever it is, I would like it to be 
Washington Avenue with some located and banished, as my 
students ignoring the right of reputation and that of my staff 
way of emergency vehicles. is at stake. 

We hope that you will pass 
this information on to your stu- 
dent body in an attempt to cor- 
rect this situation. The safety 
of everyone is first and 
foremost with our Association. 

Thank you for your help in 
this matter. 

Sincerely, 
Bruce Neal 
President 



Debt 
Disputed 

To The Editor: 

There was false information 
concerning me and the 1984 
and 1985 yearbooks that was 
printed in the November 7 
issue of The Elm. I have the 
proof available, if necessary, 
to prove that I, not Mary Helen 
Holtzgang, started and finish- 
ed the 1985 Pegasus. Mike 
Klien left me with approx- 
imately 15 pages of the 1984 
yearbook, and I completed all 
but six pages of the rest of the 
book. I even had four of the 
remaining six pages com- 
pleted. I was waiting on some 
photographs for the other two 
pages. Mary Helen then receiv- 



year's editor until Ms. 
Holtzgang changed the format 
of the yearbook so that the 
graduation section was not 
bound with it. 

(4) That Phyllis Proctor 
drove the yearbook an addi- 
tional $2,000 in debt. In fact, the 
1985 yearbook was published 
more than $1,000, under 
budget. Any deficit on the final 
balance sheet was merely the 
result of having to absorb the 
debt of previous years. 

(5) That Mary Helen 
Holtzgang published both the 
overdue yearbook . The 1985 
yearbook I have already ad- 
dressed. As for the 1984 year- 
book: the 1985 staff received it 
with about fifteen pages com- 
pleted and subsequently com- 
pleted it. However, six pages 
were lost by the publisher. The 
1985 staff was in the process of 
reassembling these pages, and 
had four completed, when the 
publisher wrote to Ms. 
Holzgang to say he had to have 
the pages immediately. 
Without contacting the 1985 
staff, she assembled the pages 
and sent them. In this way she 
can be said to have completed 
the 1984 yearbook, but it is cer- 
tainly a slanted statement. 

As to how the rumor got 
started or how the debt reach- 
ed $7,000, I have no idea. 
However, the financial records 
and gallies (for both 1984 and 
1985 yearbooks) are still in the 
There were several points in possession of Ms. Proctor and 
your November 7 article, 
"College Absorbs Yearbook 
Debt," that were just plain un- 
true. The false statements 
were as follows: 

(1) That Mike Kline abscond- 
ed with money. Irrespective of 
the truth of this statement, it 
cannot be proved. When the 
1985 staff took over, all the 
records were carefully search- 
ed and nothing could be prov- 
ed. 

(2) That Mike Kline ac- 
cumulated a $5,000 debt. This is 
just plain false. He was in fact 
left a debt (I believe about 
$2,000) by Mark Slater. 

(3) That Phyllis Proctor did 
not finish the 1985 yearbook. 
Ms. Proctor did finish the 1985 
yearbook and it was merely 
distributed by Mary Helen 
Holtzgang. This was tradi- 
tionally the function of the next 



Sincerely, 
Phyllis V. Proctor 
'85 Pegasus Editor 

Where Did 
The Money 
Go? 

To The Editor: 



are available to anyone in- 
terested in the truth of the mat- 
ter. 

Sincerely, 

Stephen Bergenholtz 

Assistant Editor, 1985 Pegasus 

Article Is 
Accurate 



To The Editor: 

"I told you these were tlw 
shadows of the things which 
have been," said the ghost- 
"That they are what they arc 
do not blame me." 

"Remove me," Scrooge ex- 
plains, "I cannot bear it." 

I know the way Ebenezer 
continued on page » 



Mnvg mbei21,1986 



N0V£m£lL£i-ii22 THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM p a j 

Students Need To Learn Real Responsibility 



Bight ?£?! ™ «2 tr 'SSSfnS ™n y , W0Uld h3Ve S6nt °" t0 communlt y not going to cause any great evacuation 

Injcwn that I am all for attending college. of c i asS es for there are few students 

"asses. There Is not a doubt in my I should get to the crux of the matter, who could achieve such feat ' Those 

■ BiDd *"! 'SSSS -hlS "T" ^ V that I S: " a StUd6nt Ca " Skip ^ " no can ld ar a etruy e cheating themselves 

creases a student s ability to com- class, get passing grades on his tests, f or they will fail to receive the 

prehend the subject matter. But should papers, quizzes, etc., then he has pass- ■ 

the administration force us to go to ~ 



classes? What I am not for is being 
treated like a baby, and having my pro- 
fessors act as sitters. 

The attendance policy at Washington 
College is to wrapped-up with the grade 
school concept of being part teacher 
and part parent. We are all supposed to 
be adults here, even though some may 
be more adult than others. If our 
parents had wanted us to be supervised 



Peter Goode 



ed. Now this idea may rub some people 
the wrong way, but hear me out. First 
of all, to pull off such a stunt means a 
person would have to be pretty in- 
telligent, although not necessarily 
wise. Second, having such a policy is 



receive 
knowledge actual classes have to offer. 
Third, we already have sanctions 
against poor academic performance in 
the form of academic probation. 

College is a lesson in the real life; 
social, academic, monetary and 
organizational. If students are so 
unorganizaed that they fail to attend 
classes, then they should pay the penal- 
ty with the poor grades they are likely 
to receive on tests, papers, and exams 
and not by an attendance decree from 



the administration. This way life's real 
lessons teach the student. On the other 
hand, if students attend classes without 
this threat from the administration, 
then they have organized their own 
time and can take satisfaction from the 
discipline this requires. 

Students pay over $10,000 a year to go 
to school here. That works out to more 
than $1,250 per class. If students are so 
careless as to throw away their own or 
their parent's money by failing classes, 
then they should go learn about respon- 
sibility in the realworld. In the end it is 
only themselves that they are cheating. 

Peter Goode is a junior majoring in In- 
ternational Studies. 



Are Class Attendance Policies That Can Affect 
ISSUE * ^ ne bourse Grade Necessary To Ensure That 

Students Attend Class Meetings 




Raymond Crowe 

Junior 

Annapolis, Maryland 

I think there are two 
kinds of students ; students 
who can learn without pro- 
fessors and those, like me, 
who need all the help they 
can get. If we could learn 
without the professors we 
wouldn't be here, we'd 
simply buy the books in- 
stead of paying full college 
tuition. We need atten- 
dance policies because the 
professional attention is 
what we're paying for. 



Tami Tomlinson 

Junior 

Elkton, Maryland 

No — if students aren't 
mature and responsible 
enough by now to attend 
classes on their own then 
that's their problem. 



J.P. Alpert 

Junior 

Edgewood, Maryland 

I'd say yes for classes 
that involve a lot of student 
discussion. It's up to the 
student's discretion, real- 
ly. It's their 10 grand a 
year. If they want to get 
the maximum amount out 
of their education it's to 
their advantage to attend 
class. 



Samantha Milbredt 

Freshman 

Long Island, New York 

I don't think it would 
make much difference if 
we didn't have the policy 
because when people miss 
a class it generally means 
they're either too tired or 
' they have a paper to write 
or a test to study for. 



Robert Alexander 

Junior 

Bethesda, Maryland 

I believe that the classes 
that depend on the pro- 
fessor's lecture to provide 
the gist of the course 
should have carefully 
monitored attendance as 
opposed to those where the 
professor merely backs the 
reading. 



Campus Voices 



by Michele Baize 



Policy Ensures Better Academic Performance 



All college students think about skip- 
PjJJS class. Some consider it once or 
™ c e a semester while others give it 
"nous thought each morning when the 
^ a nn goes off. Students who fail to at- 
™o classes for "no good reason" are a 
°mmon part of every college, but 
™n the ramifications of poor atten- 
BT e . are not readily apparent to those 
^o Weld to the temptation of sleeping 
i r Pursuing a more appealing aetivi- 
' ■ u is for this reason that the college 
dan made ma ndatory written atten- 
I "« policies that are presented clear- 
Dean s , tuden 's and submitted to the 
behi nJ f or approval. The rationale 
ian? "^ P lan is simple: Class atten- 
"™ policies that affect the final 
Slid? t 3re necessa ry to ensure that 
«ndth attend all possible meetings 
*ork P erfor m better in the course 

rei a !!" 1 ( ar e 'ass attendance is directly 
"re oft ° lass P erf °nnance. Students 
each , ""aware of the importance of 
notes f Ss meetm g- Obtaining the 
Hjjj. lr °m a missed class is easy, but 
8 up class discussions and 



understanding other students' input is 
not. Even if one is not prepared for a 
class, there is much information that 
can be gleaned by listening to others 
participate. 

Mandatory attendance policies con- 
vince indecisive students to attend 
their classes by making them think 
twice about the consequences of not at- 
tending. They often prevent students 
from wasting time by providing an ex- 
tra incentive: avoidance of a lower 
grade. Students need to be shown that 
missed classes have a negative effect 
on the amount of material learned by 
the end of the semester. Attendance 
policies which subtract points from the 
final grade show this in a surprisingly 
blatant way. 

Final grades are measures placed on 
learning; they are an evaluation of 
course material absorbed by the stu- 
dent. It is necessary, then, for them to 
show good attendance, for days lost are 
pieces of information lost - informa- 
tion which is not always easily 
recovered. As the years go by, students 
gain more experience with the atten- 



dance requirements, be it through 
positive reinforcement of good class 
performance as shown by their grades 
or a greater understanding of how 
much more can be learned when atten- 
dance is constant. 

Attendance policies vary from pro- 
fessor to professor, ranging from man- 
datory attendance only at exam time to 
a given number of allowed absences, 
beyond which the final grade is af- 



Carolyn Naff 



fected. It is important that students 
trust their instructors: they are not 
looking for excuses to assign poor final 
grades but are instead genuinely con- 
cerned about how much their students 
are learning. The instructor's judg- 
ment is final, and it is the most inform- 
ed. Since the professor knows a good 
deal more about the course material 
than most of the students, he or she is 
the one individual who can assess the 



importance of class attendance and 
structure the policy accordingly. By 
regarding attendance and participa- 
tion as equally important in determin- 
ing final grades as are exams and 
papers, professors emphasize how vital 
good class attendance actually is. 

Class attendance policies also ensure 
that students have a fair chance to 
achieve high grades in any class. 
Without a strict policy, some students 
take the opportunity to skip lectures 
and still do well in the class by reading 
the texts. This is often true, but it is un- 
fair to those who spend valuable time 
listening and contributing in class. Ob- 
viously, class attendance policies are 
important and necessary to the extent 
that they affect the final grade. It is up 
to the student to make the choice to 
miss the class, but attendance re- 
quirements are good guidelines and 
should be a deciding factor in the deci- 
sion. 

Carolyn Naff is a 

sophomore from 

Baltimore, Maryland 



Page 4 



THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



November 21, 19j< 



International Peace Party Planned 



by Laura Kerbin 

December 31, 1986 marks the 
last day of the "United Na- 
tions' International Year of 
Peace," and cities around the 
world are planning events to 
celebrate world peace on that 
day. Chestertown is no excep- 
tion. 

Countries like India, the 
Soviet Union, and Japan and 
more will participate in the two 
world-wide events already 
planned for New Year's Eve. 
At 7:00 a.m. EST a one hour 
prayer for peace is planned. At 
7:00 p.m. EST people around 
the world will light candles to 
symbolize the eternal flame of 
peace at the United Nations to 
be ignited simultaneously. 

U.S. cities from New York to 
Denver are all planning special 



events to recognize peace on 
the day. In Chestertown, ac- 
cording to organizer Wendy 
Morrison, the local Friends 
Meeting House will open at 
7:00 a.m. for prayers and 
meditations for peace. Mor- 
rison, a mathematics pro- 
fessor, also said that interested 
townspeople are organizing a 
candle ceremony in the town 
park to coincide with the 
world-wide lighting of candles 
and the eternal torch at the 
UN. 

Other activities being con- 
sidered include a poster con- 
test, games, and puppet shows 
for community children. 
Special buttons may even be 
made for the event. 

"The most wonderful thing is 
the opportunity for the 



children," said Morrison. "If 
they see the Russians lighting 
candles at the same time, it 
could change their attitudes," 
toward the Soviet Union and 
other countries. "Then maybe 
they will see that children are 
the same everywhere." 

Morrison also believes that 
deep down everyone really 
wants peace on earth, they just 
don't know how to achieve it. 
"Maybe if (peace) can happen 
at the grassroots level it can 
spread up that way." 

According to Morrison, both 
a Soviet and an American 
dreamed independently of a 
world-wide participation in a 
torch-lighting ceremony. To 
her, that is the most mean- 
ingful aspect of the peace 
celebration scheduled for New 
Year's. 




ohoio bv J.M Fra 

Mildron Pnick. 25 year resident of Scott's Point, expressed her frustra- 
tion over her impending eviction, "you live here all your life, and all yo U 
get ere bills, heartache, and your home taken away." 



Scott's Point Purchase Displaces C-Town Residents 



continued from page 1 

Gary Dolde, Assistant Direc- 
tor for Kent County's Depart- 
ment of Social Services, 
agreed that any local housing 
that was available is now oc- 
cupied by college students. 
"Unless there is housing 
available, we have nothing to 
work with," explained Dolde. 
The near future Is no brighter 



either, according to Dolde. 
"Right now federal funds are 
scarce, and besides, there's not 
a lot of available land in 
Chestertown for projects of 
that size." 

By late last week, most of the 
residents involved received let- 
ters from Ramunno's office in 
Wilmington extending their 
eviction deadline from 



December 1, 1986 to July 1, 
1987. This was partly due to 
delays in processing demoli- 
tion permits requested by 
Ramunno when he purchased 
the property. 

"Now that everyone has an 
extension, this may settle 
down, but it's going to be the 
same thing next June," said 
Elwood Finwood, a resident of 



the affected area. "Why not 
give an extension and make 
himself (Ramunno) look good? 
He can't build in the winter 
anyway. The town can slow 
this man down, but nobody is 
going to stop him." 

' ' ( Ramunno's ) attitude is 
'every man for himself', but 
that's not like it is down here," 
said Willy Henry Conners, one 



of the Front Street residents 
faced with eviction. "Down 
here, people not thrown out are 
helping people that have been. 
Everyone is so concerned with 
promoting the historic part < 
town, but what about the peo- 
ple? My father has lived here 
for forty years, but I guess that 
doesn't mean anything 
anymore." 



All vehicles with 5 violations lose parking priviledges 



continued from page 1 
said "We had sent him letters 
notifying him that this car was 
in violation, and he did not 
make contact with this office. 
We then sent him a notice that 
his parking prlviledge had 
been revoked." 

"That's where Jerry and I 
have this big rub. Jerry says he 
mailed me four letters. I only 
got one... I didn't know residents 
couldn't park behind Bill 
Smith. I don't want to park 
behind Talbot." said Cam- 
mack, who lives in West Hall. 



By the time his car was towed ed around and it was the most privileage (parking on cam- 
nearly two weeks ago, Cam- reasonably priced service in pus) has been revoked, it's for 
mack had accumulated {350 the area." The fee for towing is the remainder of the 
worth of fines or "about 12 $20, plus $5 a day for storage. semester," said Roderick. "If 
tickets." Cammack added, "I got a they (students) wish to park 

"There's always the person who gets an 
occasional ticket, but there are a few repeat 
offenders who just tend to 
ignore them. " 



Minner's Mobil station on 
High Street handles all the tow- 
ing required by security. 
Roderick explained, "We look- 



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saying that he knows I've got 
my car back, and that if they 
(security) find my oar parked 
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who gets an occasional ticket, 
but there are a few repeat of- 
fenders who just tend to ignore 
them," said Roderick. 

"I've only gotten two or 
three tickets in my whole three 
years here — until this year. I 
guess I was in the wrong, but I 
was still really pissed off," ex- 
plained Cammack. 

Cammack's car is the onh 
one to be towed this semester, 
so far. However, "We are tow- 
ing them as we identify the 
owners," said Roderick. 



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must reregister the vehicle the 
next semester. He added, "And 
we are holding them accoun- 
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"There's always the person 



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THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



Page 5 



New Position 
Created 



LETTER TO THE EDITOR 



Student Affairs has recently 
instituted a new student posi- 
tion, Foreign Correspondent, 
and senior Cathy Beck, at the 
Deans' request, is currently fill- 
ing the position. 

Created in the interest of 
students who are studying 
abroad, this job has become 
necessary due to the increased 
number of Washington College 
students participating in 
foreign programs. This year, 
there are 14 such students in 
European countries, including 
six who are participating in the 
Manchester program. 

The main responsbility of the 
correspondent is to maintain 
communication with those 
students abroad, keeping them 
informed of deadlines, elec- 
tions, campus events, and 
other dates they may need to 
know. Other aspects of the job 
include assisting sophomores 
interested in studying abroad 
who haven't decided yet, as 
well as helping those who 
return to readjust to life back 
in Chestertown. 

Cathy Beck, returning from 
the Manchester year in Oxford, 
feels that tliis job is needed by 
students. "It's hard enough to 
go away," she said. "This way 
the students have someone to 
inform them of what's happen- 
ing here. It helps maintain the 
bond with Washington College, 
so that the returning senior 
doesn't feel displaced." 



continued from page 2 
Scrooge must have felt. In my 
case, however, I am haunted 
not by the ghosts of Christmas, 
but of yearbooks past. This 
time, the visitor is the spirit of 
'86 the Pegasus published and 
supplemented last spring, and 
just as in Scrooge's old 
memories, there is a morbid 
preoccupation with finances. 

I created, worked with and 
maintained the budget of the 
1986 Pegasus , and also had to 
deal with the residual debts 
from the 1984 and 1985 editions. 
All information given by Mr. 
Ravanbakhsh in The Elm's ar- 
ticle is accurate and true. 
There were, as he stated, debts 
which were carried over from 
both publications. Also, the 
1986 Pegasus was published in 
accordance within its own 
budgetary guidelines. 

I applaud Mr. Ravan- 
bakhsh's outspokenness, to say 
nothing of his efforts to work 
within a very difficult and 
negative atmosphere. By now, 
I would have thought that the 
college population had 
developed the minimal brain 
cells necessary to understand 
the incompetence of past 
editors and staffs in ancient 
history, and that no amount of 
petty bickering and debate can 
change that. (Had action been 
taken, there would be no need 
for quarreling now. ) I know of 
no other organization on cam- 
pus whose current staff suffers 
the hangover from the antics of 
its predicessors as does the 
Pegasus , nor has any staff had 



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To all those who attended the 
Washington College Dining 
Service's Traditional 
Thanksgiving Dinner last 
Wednesday night, I hope you 
had a good time and enjoyed 
the meal. A round of applause 
to the Dining Service Staff for 
all their efforts in preparing 
the dinner. 

A special Thank You to the 93 
students who participated in 
•he "give a bird" program. 
Through your unselfish 
ftoughtfulness and generosity, 
"ine Kent County families will 
[ave a Happy Thanksgiving 
this year. 

To Kevin Lauricella and the 
*er members of the S.G.A. 
rood Service Committee, 
™nks for all your help in the 
Student Center. You did a fine 
Job! 

On December 11, the WCDS 
wH sponsor a "Gingerbread 
House" contest. This contest is 
°Pen to individuals and 
"ganizations of Washington 
^lege (students, staff, facul- 
'*> fraternities, sororities, 
™t>s, etc.) and the local com- 
munity. Prizes will be awarded 
"r first and second place in 
°°'n individual and organiza- 
™n categories. Tickets to a 
Duf fet luncheon in Hynson 
h™nge on December 11 from 
"■"0 noon to 1:30 p.m. will be 
J" sale starting Monday, 
"Member 24. Contact Sharon 

rew in the Dining Hall for 
.'"? information. Any pro- 
«Z rom the luncheon will be 
£™ated to Angels Haven. I 
SP* some of you expert 
S»fMs from the college com- 
"uruty will submit your en- 

^ — the Dining Service is ! 

Ni»hr m Tuesda y I s Birthday 
; «■»■ To all those who have 



celebrated or will be 
celebrating birthdays this 
month — Happy Birthday from 
the WCDS staff. 

As a reminder to all 
students, the last meal served 
before Thanksgiving break will 
be lunch on Wednesday, 
November 26. The first meal 
after the break will be 
breakfast on Monday, 
December 1. 

The Christmas season is fast 
approaching and I'm sure there 
are many students who would 
like to earn a little extra spen- 
ding money for Christmas 




presents. I can assure anyone 
who might be interested that 
you can earn that extra cash by 
signing up to work for the 
Washington College Dining 
service. Stop in and see Sharon 
Crew. or the supervisor on duty 
to sign up. 

Now that the Thanksgiving 
Dinner is over, it's time to plan 
the Christmas Dinner with all 
the trimings, including the 
gingerbread men for the cookie 
table. 

On behalf of the Washington 
College Dining Service I would 
like to wish each and everyone 
a Happy and enjoyable 
Thanksgiving. 

Until next week... Mom 



to put up with so much as has 
the staff of the '87 Pegasus . 

Mr. Ravanbakhsh's efforts 
to clear up the mess are truly 
admirable. Publishing a year- 
book is difficult, even under the 
best of circumstances, and the 
more that old problems are 
dredged up, the more difficult 
the job becomes. I do hope the 
students realize that every 
time they invoke the spirit of 
Pegasus' past, they impede 
the production of their own cur- 
rent yearbook. In the end, if the 
publication is delayed, the stu- 
dent body will have no one to 
blame but itsself . So, stick that 
in the ledger and slam it shut. 
Sincerely 
Mary Helen Holzgang 
'86 Pegasuseditor 



EDITOR'S NOTE: The 
previous three letters to the 
editor are in response to the ar- 
ticle run on November 7, 1986 
regarding the absorption of the 
yearbook debt. Information on 
the financial debts incurred by 
the previous three yearbook 
editors in 19B3S4, 1984-85, and 
1985-86 was obtained from the 
present Pegasus editor, Arian 
Ravanbakhsh, Ravanbakhsh 
now has possession of any ex- 
isting budget records that re- 
main from those years. He said 
himself, "According to the 
sketchy records that I have 
pieced together from the 
business office, all the figures 
quoted in The Elm are ac- 
curate. " 



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THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



November 21, 1986 



FEATURES 



Dispelling the Suicide Rumor 



By Mary Riner 

"He lay in the dark room as 
sour thoughts twisted through 
his feverish mind. Desheveled 
hair hung over drooping blue 
eyes that desperately sought 
for quiet sleep. Sweat formed 
on his pale face as the body's 
temperature stretched above 
the Tylenol level and into the 
100's. Because of the disease's 
particular dislike for anti- 
biotics, his entire body swarm- 
ed in an itching red rash. Un- 
shaven and dirty, he snoved 
his burning hands under the 
cool protection of the bottom 
piollow. Flipping back and 
forth uncomfortably in the 
bed, he waited. 

In a short while his room- 
mate would return from the 
library. In a short while his 
roommate would be 
dead. ..With the positive result 
of the bloodtest, he realized 
that his grades were going to 
suffer. He knew, that except 
for food, all of his time would 
be spent in the room. In his 
bed. He had tried at first to 
keep up with the work anyway, 
as it was too important not to. 
It was the first semester of his 
freshmen year, and he had his 
A's and B's to protect... 

It was too much on his sick 
system though, and he fell into 
a D-filled chasm. The only way 
to accomplish a good average 
now was to murder Phil 
Dooge, his roommate. Sup- 
posedly, the College granted a 
4.0 to the surviving roommate 
of a dead student. This was the 
ticket back to good grades, 
most definitely..." 

Freshman Geoffrey Girard's 



"Anatomy of a 4.0" was writ- 
ten under the pretense of a 
popular myth circulated 
around the Washington College 
campus that if your roommate 
commits suicide or is 
murdered, then the surviving 
roommate automatically 
receives a 4.0 for the semester. 
Of course, this folktale is not 
true, but it has caused many 
students to fabricate wild fan- 
tasies of death traps for their 
roommates. Mark Frederick, 
a freshman, proposed two solu- 
tions for his roommate's 
suicide, "I'd tell my roommate 
that Australia stopped expor- 



believe a credible newspaper 
such as The Elm would even 
print an absurd thing as this!" 
Dean Mclntire, even though 
she is in close touch with the 
students, has never heard of 
such a rumor. She couldn't 
believe that such a story would 
be circulated amongst college 
students. 

Apparently, this rumor is 
well known and discussed 
humorously among many 
students and their roommates. 
Sarah Martin and Jackie 
Dailey, both sophomores 
chuckled and admited, "We 



Students have even thought 
of using chemicals and ex- 
plosives to cause the death of 
their roommates. "My room- 
mate prizes her hair above her 
life. I would mix some type of 
acid in her shampoo to make 
all her hair vaporize into the 
air. She would definitely kill 
herself," says Melissa Grim, a 
Freshman. Michael J. Wood- 
folk, a Junior, thinks for a 
while and comes up with an 
outlandish situaiton. "First I'd 
build a seven ft. loft with my 
roommate's help. Then, when 
he was away for the weekend, I 
would loosen all the bolts and 



"First I would type a suicide note... 

Then then I would carefully insert a 

safety pin in his hairdryer and he 

would he electrocuted. " 



ting Foster's to the U.S. and on 
the same day I would casually 
drop the fact that America won 
the America's Cup. Another 
method, a little more 
gruesome but still effective, I 
would slit his wrists with a 
razor blade while he was 
asleep and have his favorite 
REM tape chewed up and 
strewn about his bed." 

Just to validate that this 
widespread rumor is nothing 
but a farce, Dean Mclntire 
stated, "That is the most 
ridiculous thing that I've ever 
heard! No college in this world 
would ever grant a 4.0 on the 
grounds of suicide. I can't 



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might say this class is killing 
me! We'll just kid around and 
say leave a note before you 
go." Some people have put a 
little more thought into the 
suicide of their roommates, 
planning out true-to-life situa- 
tions potentially plausible to 
the Academic Board. Mike 
Hearn, a Junior, plans to 
"climb the watertower" with 
his roomate and when he 
wasn't looking at anything ex- 
cept the ground, I would throw 
a noose around his neck and 
push him over the edge." 



have him fall through onto 
some miscellaneous object (a 
hand grenade) leaving behind 
as proof of his insanity, a typed 
suicide note." 

Other people, caught up in 
the world of soap opera's and 
unable to contrive their own 
method, copy murder's as on 
General Hospital. Steph 
Strein, a Freshman, jokes with 
his roommate, "First I would 
type a suicide note, his hand- 
writing is too sloppy for me to 
forge. Then I would carefully 
insert a safety pin in his hair- 
dryer and he would be elec- 
trocuted." 



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these discussions, most people 
make use of their creative 
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As it turns out in Geoffry 
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Not all students clean their plates, so uneaten mashed potatoes and 
roost beast must be dumped onto trays by dlshroom workers before the 
scraps are tossed into the garbage. 

Jobs Offer Fun 



by Andrea Kehoe 
Behind the wall near the con- 
jveyor belt where students 
their trays before ex- 
iting the dining hall Is a side of 
lie Food Service that few ever 
see: the dishroom. 
While mandatory busing of 
trays (students are subject to a 
SS fine if they do not comply) 
to alleviate some of the 
cleanup work after a meal, 
tishroom employees are left to 
throw away the uneaten scraps 
of food and stack the dirty 
dishes awaiting washing. 

It's one of the only jobs on 
campus where you actually 
have to work," said a former 
employee. 

Amidst the noise of an 
kistitution-sized dishwasher 
and a blaring radio, two 
norkers collect trays from the 
conveyor belt while others 
supervise the actual washing 
of the dishes. 

As one employee vainly at- 
anpts to dislodge some meat 
straps from one plate with the 
of another, a fellow worker 
»mes to his aid by seizing the 
leftovers with her bare hands 
»4 throwing them into the 
Wage can. 

Such teamwork is the key to 
Writing in the dishroom, ac- 
_ to the handbook that 
plains the system and offers 
•H descriptions of the various 
positions. Unlike past 
when most of the 
'om employees were col- 
n students, the majority are 
? w local teenagers or han- 
«M>ed adults. Only two 
"astungton College students 
™« on the line this semester, 
™o a total of eleven students 
y^S money as dining hall 
^Ployees. 

aid to a lot of £un in nere >" 

« WC Dining Service super- 

gw, Sharon Crew. "Like any 

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good time." 

College students employeed 
by the Dining Hall start out at a 
minimum wage and receive a 
work incentive of a ten cents 
per hour pay raise after put- 
ting in 125 hours of work in a 
semester. While many begin on 
the dish line, they soon 
graduate to working on the ser- 
ving line. 

One senior, who was 
employed by the WCDS as a 
freshman, does not remember 
her experience fondly, "It 
woke me up in the morning due 
to the fact that it was so highly 
revolting." 

She worked approximately 
four hours a week in the dish 
room, which she called, "the 
easiest, most accessible job on 
campus. You can start the day 
you walk in." 

Conceding that the 
camaraderie with the adult 
employees was an enjoyable 
aspect of the job, the dishroom 
veteran nonetheless said she 
felt a stigma working there un- 
til she "began to climb the 
Food Service Ladder" as a 
server. The serving line, she 
said, offered more op- 
portunities for socializing as 
students came in to eat. 

Other perks of working for 
the dishroom include official 
WCDS uniform shirts, hats, 
and gloves. Employees can 
also obtain future job 
references. 

An unexpected bonus of join- 
ing the WCDS team is the 
possibility of romance. Ac- 
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have found their beginnings in 
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by Andrea Kehoe 

Even at Washington College, 
a school renowned for its 
creative writing program and 
philosophy of "writing across 
the curriculum," the majority 
of the student body has a 
decidedly unliterary bent. A 
Required Reading Seminar 
may be in order for these 
students to prevent them from 
graduating with the "Johnny 
can't read" stigma of the il- 
literate upon them. 

Such a stigma would not be 
entirely remedial but would 
allow the participants to 
bypass the elementary stage of 
reading aloud about the adven- 
tures of Dick, Jane and their 
dog Spot. Instead, the students 
progress to dropping typical 
"English major" words such 
as "in text," "bildingsroman," 
and "doppleganger" — into 
their daily conversations. 
Before reaching such an ad- 
vanced stage, however, the 
fledgling readers would be 
taught how to differentiate the 
various forms of writing found 
outside textbooks. 

The first focus would be on 
creative writing. While writers 
always complain that they are 
misunderstood, they are 
deservedly annoyed when in- 
dividuals whose literary 
background consists of Forms 
of Lit. point out the "sentence 
fragments'' in the 
"paragraphs" of a poem. 
These people, who probably 
count "Mary Had A Little 
Lamb" and "Over the River 
and Through the Woods" as 
their personal favorites among 
the lyrical masterpieces of 
Western civilization, also 
criticize e.e. cummings' lack of 
capitalization. They are sure 
James Joyce's use of the 
technique of stream-of- 
consciousness writing was not 
a pioneer effort in literature, 
but the results of too many bad 
acid trips. 

Whenever a piece of fiction is 
written in the first person point 



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Pulitzer-Prize Winners as 
Washington Post editorial paee 
editor .Meg Greenfield, who 
tends to throw a lot of her own 
opinions into her Newsweek 
column. 

Of course, as is to be ex- 
pected, it is the humor column 
that ignites the real controver- 
sy. Readers are angered, not 
amused, when their academic 
capabilities are questioned 
even in jest. In fact, the 
outrage engendered by admit- 
tedly weak attempts at satire 
even forces the writers to re- 
quest that those brave enough 
to be their friends refer to them 
by a fake name (like Bertha or 
Mavis) while in public — or at 
least while in the presence of 
those who play contact sports. 

Journalistic publications, 
whose primary value lies in 
their convenience as gerbil- 
cage liner, are often improved 
by the editorial assistance of 
typesetters, who substitute 
'!$&? for those blasted mild 
obscenities. National adver- 
tisers also help out with for- 
mulating editorial policy — the 
newspaper of one large univer- 



ter is sex. Hence, many who 
frequent the Lit. House earn 
colorful reputations among 
their peers. 

Those of considerable 
critical skill sometimes 



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direct. The writers — thin- 
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duct of many weeks or months 
is reduced to a question: "So 
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alive today. 

Hopefully, though, a Re- 
quired Reading Seminar would 
bridge the gap between 
writer's intention and reader's 
reaction. This lofty goal would 
draw countless willing par- 
ticipants, perhaps even reveal- 
— , journalistic ing the popularity of the 
writing, though supposedly Sophomore Writing Seminar, 
directed at an eighth grade Anyway, students who now 
mentality, also meets confu- prefer to read their little black 
sion from its audience. One books or Ozzy Osbourne lyrics 
source of concern from some would become future Sophie 
readers is the fact that Kerr Prize contenders or be 
editorials are biased — a com- sentenced to a lifetime of 
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THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



November 21 



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Whete up lor the Sho'men In 877 Says Coach Tom Flnnagan. "I don't believe In rebuilding years. We are simply replacing some good players 
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by Christine Wiant 

It's that time of year again. tv 
season for crowded gyms, jumpshm, 
and rebounds. Yes, it's baskets 
season. After a month of practices am 
a victorious scrimmage against Divj. 
sion I University of Delaware behim 
them, the Shoremen venture to Y m l 
Pennsylvania for the York TournameJ 
Friday and Saturday, November 21 am 
22. Tournament opponents include 
Elmyra, York and possibly John Jay. 

Opening against Elmyra, WC ei . 
pects to hold its own in their first real 
game of the season. "Elmyra hasthtj 
top six players back this season. 
Coach Finnegan stated. "It'll be i 
tough game." 

Elmyra with its returning players 
and its last season 11-14 record is als 
determined to hold its own in its first 
game. Coach Paul Manchowski 3 
Elmyra said, "We're looking forward 
to the game. It should be interestitf 
Washington has a strong team." n 
also stated the Elmyra team is a youij 
team composed of sophomores aiti 
juniors, which should match up we'j 
with Washington's own young squad. 

Depending on the outcome of that 
two games, the Sho'men will squared 
against John Jay for the final gamed 
the tournament. Captain Tom McVu 
stated, "I'm optomistic about ourfim] 
game. If we play together we'll havei 
good season. It's just a matter of lean- 
ing and playing up to our potential." 



Crew Proves A Formidable Opponent In Div. One 



by Mike Jenkins 
The Washington College 
Crew competed Saturday, 
November 8, in the 1st Annual 
Garden State Sprints. The 
races were held at the Mercer 
County Municipal Park. The 
heats were short-only 1500 
meter sprints-whereas most 
other races this season were 
considerably longer. 

The Men's Varsity Eight 
team placed third behind the 
University of Pennsylvania 
and Rutgers. Also in the race 
were Drexel, Franklin & Mar- 
shall and Stockton State. Coach 



John Wagner said, "the team 
rode very well, considering 
that the University of Penn and 
Rutgers are bigger teams." 

The Men's Varisty Four 
competed in two different 
heats. They were much 
tougher races because the 
Division I schools (Rutgers, 
King Crown, and the Universi- 
ty of Penn) were much faster 
than most competition in 
Washington College's Division 
HI. "I thought we rode a good 
piece," said Wagner. "The 
competition was stiff because 
of the larger schools." 



The Women's Novice Eight 
did fairly well as they were 
beaten by the Drexel boat and 
would have been hard to beat 
even with a very good per- 
formance," stated Wagner. 

The Men's Novice Eight 
placed second behind the 
University of Pennsylvania in 



a close race. The Washington 
boat had the lead at the start, 
but later incurred problems, 
and was not able to retain the 
advantage to win the race. 

Also competing in the sprints 
was The Chester River Rowing 
Club. The team comprised of 



members of the Chestertomi 
community and some 
Washington College alumni 
The Club rowed in the Men's 
Masters Four and placed se- 
cond behind King's Crown. Tbe 
team, however, did beat par- 
ticipants of Stockton State, 
Novaf ink and Lake Carnegie. 



Swim Club Looking For Meets 



Outstanding Shorewomen 



by Jeb Stewart 

November 14-16, Washington 
College Field Hockey took a 
bold step towards national pro- 
minence. Liz Whelan, Beth 
Matthews, Kate Falconer, and 
Carole Reece participated in 
the Southeastern region tour- 
nament in Richmond, Virginia. 

Three of the women played 
on an undefeated second place 
team coached by none other 
than their WC coach, Diane 
Guinan. 

Freshman Carole Reece felt 
that the tournament was a 

positive experience saying, 



"playing with and against 
selected players together 
before they played as though 
they "had been playing 
together for years." Though 
the valuable playing time was 
important to Reece, she stated 
that the best part of the tourna- 
ment was, "getting to know 
and playing with girls from 
other teams." 

At the beginning of the 
season, WC field hockey ap- 
peared to be looking for 
credibility. It seems that with 
four all-star participants this 
goal has been surpassed. 



by Carter Boatner 

The men's Swimming club 
formed this fall, participated 
in their first meet last Satur- 
day against St. Mary's, and 
Catholic University. 

The eleven member team, 
coached by Brian Bishop split 
the tri-meet, winning over St. 
Mary's. Outstanding per- 
formances were turned in by 
several members of the team. 
Winners of individual events 



were Captain Mark Fitzgerald 
in the 200 I.M., Shaeffer Reese 
in the 50 M. freestyle, and 
Carter Boatner in diving. 
Carter Boatner qualified for 
Division III Nationals, which 
are to be held in Kenwood, Ohio 
next spring. 

Despite the strong showing 
there are problems that need to 
be solved. For one, the team 
members are not sure when 



the next meet will be. This pn> 
blem resulted from the fan 
that the team was fonninj 
when other Division III teams 
had already set their schedule- 
The only possibility for * 
team to continue competing 
if other teams in dual nw* 
agree to letting W.C. enter f» 
competition, thus creating' 
tri-meet. This was the easels' 
weekend with St. Mary's, a» 
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With their last match on the 
line on Thursday, November 6, 
the volleyball team walloped 
an unsuspecting Cecil team by 
sweeping them 15-1, 15-2, 15-11. 
This match finished the 
youthful team's season with a 
total of seven freshmen, and 
only one senior. "We'll be 
sorry to lose Beth Wolf this 
year," said coach Penny Fall 
of the co-captain who will be 
graduating in 1987. 



Coach Fall praised the team 
which ended the season with a 
16-20 record against — "the 
toughest schedule this college 
has ever had to play." 
Washington's team lost the ser- 
vices of Kim Madigan, co- 
captain, which hurt the team 
but also allowed the strong 
bench to rise to the occasion. 
Genie Auchinchloss, Becky 
Cox, Dawn Dams, and Ann Ur- 
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THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



Page 9 



Freshmen Build Up Sho'men Basketball 



by Bill Beekman 

"We could win every game 
or we could lose every game" 
mentions coach ' Finnegan, 
when asked of his outlook for 
this season. Of course, it is 
doubtful that either of these ex- 
tremes will occur. But what 
Finnegan's remark displays is 
the uncertainty which sur- 
rounds the 1986-87 Washington 
College Basketball team. 
Last year, the Shoremen net- 
ters were, to say the least, ex- 
cellent. The 1985-86 team earn- 
ed a national ranking of 20th 
and a solid 20-6 record. They 
enjoyed championships in the 
Western Maryland Rotary 
Tournament and the Wild 
Goose Classic, as well as in 
their own conference, the MAC 
Southeast. In the Middle Atlan- 
tic NCAA regionals, they 
fought to win a third place 
finish. These are all im- 
pressive accomplishments, 
and represent a tough act to 
follow. 

But tougher still for this 
year's team will be overcom- 
ing youth and inexperience. 
Gone from last year's roster is 
80 percent of the offense, most 
notably Middle Atlantic Con- 
ference MVP, Kurt Keller, and 
guards George Roberts and 
Dave Repko. Gone, also, are 
almost fifty points per game. 

Left, though, are senior cap- 
tain Tom McVan, junior Al 
Hepting, and a dozen freshmen 
and sophomores. It is up to this 
band of fourteen to carry on the 
winning basketball tradition at 



Washington College. 

"I don't believe in rebuilding 
years," "We are simply 
replacing some good players 
with young, talented, and 
eager ones." And talented they 
are. 

The Shoremen added seven 
outstanding prospects this 
year to the strong returning 
sophomore group of five. The 
new faces include: point 
guards Chris Brandt and 
Charles Duckett, Tony Macei 



the potential to rise as stars at 
Washington College. 

Finnegan is pleased with this 
fresh crop of talent and, though 
he won't name names, says 
that several may play signifi- 
cant roles on the team this year 
regardless. If these young men 
stay, they will provide a "great 
freshman-sophomore 
nucleaus" that will keep 
Washington winning for years 
to come. 




Tom Finnegan 

at wing guard and small for- 
ward, Tim Keehan and Brian 
Kelly; and at strong forward 
and post positions, Chris 
Jamke and Charles Johnson. 
All received recognition in 
their playing areas and have 



'We could 



win every 



game or we 
could lose 



every game. 



Still, there are many holes to 
fill and much inexperience to 
contend with. Finnegan doubts 
that any one man can replace 
Kurt Keller and his 21 points 
per game. Instead, he will rely 
more on group Participation, 



with several individuals 
averaging in the eight to 14 
point range. 

The coach compares this 
years team to last years, ex- 
cept that they don't have a 
bona-fide ail-American to 
structure the team around." 
This means they lack that one 
special player to go to in 
pressure situations, but it does 
not mean despair. Acutally, it 
is more of a return to nor- 
malcy, with last year being, as 
Finnegan described, and 
"aberation." Only three times 
in Finniegan's 17 year career 
as head coach -of which last 
year was one- has he had a 
20+ scorer. 

to begin the season, Fin- 
negan plans on starting McVan 
and Hepting, together with 
sophomores Steve Brady, Scott 
Jones, and Matt Wilson. Addi- 
tionally, sophomore Andy 
Bauer will see much time as 
the important sixth man, with 
the remaining time going to 
sophomore George Small and 
the freshman seven. 

Overall, Finnegan has four 
goals for this year's Shoremen 
squad: a winning season; to 
win the conference and make 
the league playoffs; to win the 
invitational tournaments; and 
to make the NCAA's. Fin- 
negan, though, like any good 
coach, makes no guarantees 
for this team, noting that 
"that's why we play the 
season." | 



Sports 
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Fri. 21 

Basketball 

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Sat. 22 

Basketball 

York Tournament (A) 

Swimming (Women's) 
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Tues. 25 



Basketball 
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Sat. 29 



Basketball 
TBA 

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staff member with juggl- 
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participating in the 
Renaissance Christmas 
Dinner is urged to please 
contact the Music Depart- 
ment. 



Box Lacrosse "Finally" Comes To Baltimore 



by Bill Beekman 

Finally, professional sports fran- 
chises have come begging to both 
Baltimore and Washington, with exact- 
ly what we wanted. 

Well not exactly. It wasn't Major 
League Baseball that you heard knock- 
ing in D.C. last week, or, pick 'em, the 



NHL, NFL, or NBA ringing doorbells in 
Baltimore the other day, but rather two 
other "professional" leagues Introduc- 
ing, brace yourselves now, the Eagle 
League and the International Basket- 
ball Association. 

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There are three simple 
checkup guidelines lor men and 
women without symptoms. 

( )ne. get a digital exam everv 
year This is recommended lor' 
everyone over -in. 



Two. get a stool blood lest 
every year il you are over 511. 

Three alte'r Iwo initial nega- 
tive tests one year apart, gei a 
procto exam every three 10 live 
years il you are over SO. 

These guidelines are the besl 
protection against colorectal 
cancer you can have. 

If you're not over 50. please 
give this information to Irieuds 
and loved ones who are. 



ciently for me to continue. First, the 
Eagle League is the latest professional 
box lacrosse league to hit the shores of 
America. I'm not quite sure what box 
lacrosse is, but, then again, being a 
non-Marylander, non-New Yorker, I 
was a little unsure as to what lacrosse 
even was until I landed on the Eastern 
Shore last year. 

I do know, however, that the Eagle 
League will feature four teams: The 
Washington Wave, the Philadelphia 
Wings, the New Jersey Saints, and the 
Baltimore Thunder. 

The regularr season will be played in 
January and February, with each team 
playing six games. The league openers 
are January 10th, with Philly playing 



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"This sounds 
like a league 

the Colts 

should join. " 



at the Meadowlands in New Jersey and 
Baltimore facing Washington at the 
Capital Center. Additionally, there is a 
pre-season tournament which will be 
played November 22-23 at the Perring 
Athletic Club in Parkville. 

In March, the first Eagle League 
playoff will take place. All four teams 
will participate, this sounds like a 
league the Colts should join. Just think 
of It, they'd only have seven games to 
lose and would make the playoffs, too. 



The league and all four teams are 
owned by two Kansas City men, Chris 
Fritz and Russ Cline. The duo, who are 
in the sports entertainment and promo- 
tions business, will pay each player 
$100 per game. Rosters will carry 
twenty-two players. 

Fritz and Kline hope to appeal to the 
Yuppie and Wrestling crowd. In order 
to be successful, they must attract 8,000 
fans to each game. For those who have 
forgotten, there was a similar box 
Lacrosse League, the National 
Lacrosse League in the Seventies. That 
league folded in 1975 after two un- 
sucessful seasons. 

As for you basketball fans, prepare 
for the latest craze, the International 
Basketball Association. T le IBA is for 
players 6'4" and under Not since Chet 
Simmons introduced Spring Football 
have we had a league so needed. 

Tentative plans are for a league of 
twelve teams. One owned by Lawrence 
Vevel, will play in Washington. 
Although a name, home court coach, or 
GM haven't been chosen yet, the 
Washington team is ahead of most, 
some of which have no city or owner 
yet. 

Regardless, the IBA as slated to 
begin in June of 1988. Each team will 
play sixty games. Don't expect this 
team to fall flat a la USFL, though. 
They've planned ahead, putting a 
salary cap of 600,000 on each team. 
With this league bringing basketball 
down to size and shrewdly planning 
their financial future, they can't lose. 

So. D.C. and Baltimore have finally 
attracted the profes nals and made 
their cities sports h ens once again. 
With box lacrosse an . aby basketball, 
who needs a new stadium or baseball 
team? 



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November 21, 19j t 



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Brass Quintet Plays 
Chamber Music 



by Jenny Elsberg 
On Tuesday, December 2 
Washington College welcomes 
the Annapolis Brass Quintet to 
campus. Having seen the 
Quintet play here before, Pro- 
fessor Garry Clarke views the 
Quintet as "one of the most im- 
portant ensembles in 
Maryland." The ensemble is 
known world-wide and is the 
United States' first full-time 
performing brass ensemble. In 
1978, the Quintet won the 
Critic's Award in Munich after 
playing Elliott Carter's Brass 
Quintet. 

Many audiences have been 
introduced to the distinctive 
sound of brass chamber music 
upon hearing the Annapolis 
Brass Quintet. Besides its per- 
formances across the world, 
the Quintet has recorded 



several successful records and 
appears on classical radio sta 
tions, such as WBJC ir 
Baltimore. According to 
Clarke, theirs is the"sort of 
performance that one wouldn't 
necessarily hear in a concert 
hall." 

The Quintet will perform 
number of contemporary 
works, including Music for 
Brass by Inolf Dahl. Also on 
the program are selections 
from J.S.Bach's TheArtofthe 
Fugue, as well as Suite from 
Obras de Musica by Antonio de 
Cabezon, among others. Feel- 
ing positive about the concert, 
Clarke hopes that the ensem- 
ble's performance "will in- 
terest people" in the sound of 
brass chamber music. The 
Concert begins at 8:00 p.m. 
Tawes Theater. 




The Annapolis Brass Quintet plays the concert series on December 3 



On Drinking Bordeaux: An Art Of Taste 



by David Healey Bordeaux is wine: French 
Drinking is a favorite college wine from the Bordeaux 
pastime. Pastime, because it is region. It is world famous for 
the alcohol that makes it a its excellence. This fame 
favorite. But what about drink- comes from centuries of ex- 
ing as an art? This does not perience, from when vines 
mean putting the quarter in grew on the sunny slopes of 
every time. This happens when Bordeaux in Roman times, 
the drink is a work of art. Im- From within this large pro- 
possible, say fans of Natty Bo vince come many regional 
and Milwaukee's Best. Ah, but wines: Medoc, Saint-Emilion, 
wine! Wine can be a work of Pomerol, Graves, Sauternes, 
art - except Boone's Farm and and Barsac. But they are all 
Riunite, which are more like Bordeaux, 
graffiti. The wine is produced by 
Professor Robert Janson- chateaux , or vineyards. The 
LaPalme agrees. After all, ho distinctive taste results from 
is an art professor. On Mon- the soil of these vineyards. The 
day he will give a talk called, soil of each region varies, mak- 
"Vintages of Bordeaux." ing each regional wine unique. 
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Grapes are harvested, crush- 
ed, and the juice is fermented. 
Then the wine is aged in casks, 
bottled, and hidden away in a 
wine cellar until it is ready to 
drink. Many wines take twenty 
years to develop, and are still 
drinkable after fifty years or 
more. Each bottle becomes an 
individual over time. Bacteria 
in the wine produces this in- 
dividuality, creating the drink 
which is art. 

If excellence in art is 
recognized by the name of the 
artist, then excellence in wine 
is regognized by its vintage. 
Vintage is the year when the 
grapes were grown. Some 
years there is warm weather 
and sunshine, other times it 
rains or vine blossoms are 
harmed by frost. It is almost 
like the right brushstroke or a 
bad mixing of paints. The fame 
of Bordeaux comes from using 
the right brushstrokes every 
year. 

"It is so consistent that you 
can study it," explains 
LaPalme. LaPalme has been 
an amateur of wine for the last 
quarter century. For him, 



great wine is like a work of art 
in taste. "You have to evaluate 
it, just as I would evaluate a 
picture." 

The evaluation is the 
challange of great wine. "It's 
very hard to put what you're 
tasting into words," he says. 

LaPalme emphasizes that 
wine is foi everyone, and that 
Bordeaux is everyone's wine. 
"It isn't only a rich man's 
drink. There is Bordeaux wine 
for everyone, from the poorist 
to the wealthiest." He adds 
that food and wine go together. 
"It's something to make the 
meal enjoyable. It com- 
pliments the meal, although 
great wine can overshadow it." 

In an average year, 66 
million gallons of wine are pro- 
duced in Bordeaux. Processing 
factories abound. Workers are 
rationed a bottle of inexpensive 
wine daily, with two or three 
bottles of finer wine each 
month. "The Bordeaux people 
have it down to a science. A lot 
of the most advanced methods 
are used," says LaPalme. 
Crushing grapes with the feet 
is obsolete. 



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and diversity, Bordeaux 
perfect for the connoisseur, 
"The person who really wants 
to get into wine can really find 
out what he likes," says 
LaPalme. The vintage year is 
what distinguishes a wine, and 
finding a good vintage year can 
be tricky for the consumer. 
can also be expensive. "Since 
Bordeaux wine requires a lot of 
aging, it becomes expensive." 
But there is still good wine at 
reasonable prices. 

"It's a much imitated wine," 
says LaPalme. Wines from 
Hungary, Chile, and other 
countries try to copy it. But the 
wines of other countries and 
French regions can't compare. 
"We're talking about wine 
drunk by the Romans two thai- 
sand years ago. It has a fan- 
tastic tradition." 

In his lecture, LaPalme will 
try to define the descriptive 
terms of wine. He will i 
hints on what to look for ia 
Bordeaux. There will also be 
information handouts. 

Part of the O'Neill Literary 
House Teas & Talks series, tin 
lecture will be in the pi* 
room of the Lit house. Tea and 
cookies are served at 4:K| 
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THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



Page 1 1 



Til Tuesday ' Plays Lush And Loud 



by Ken Haltom 

a/hat is one of the best new 
^ijs in America? Til Tues- 
jY. Welcome Home, their se- 
ij album, demonstrates that 
B y have reached new heights 

playing and songwriting. 
,sl year, when their debut 
cum Voices Carry yielded 
Is like the title track and 
Looking Over My Shoulder," 
) forty stations were forced 

play darker visions of love 
lather than the usual slush by 
lonel Ritchie and Whitney 
louston. This first album was 
ark and distant but still a 
!r y personal statement from 
band's leader, Amiee 
[aim. 

Welcome Home carries that 
une message of lost love, but 
ie band adds broad and lush 
Btrumentation. The album 
jens with the first single, 
What About Love." In it 
[aim questions her routine 
[estyle and wants td know 
bout her partner's desire for a 
leaningful relationship. 
[ann's vocals are the 
ghlight of the track, ranging 



from deep confession to high 
hope. "Coming Up Close," the 
next song, is probably Til 
Tuesday's finest recording. 
With its strumming guitars 
and acoustic piano, the song 
has a slight country feel. It 
creates the atmosphere of driv- 
ing through midwestern corn- 
fields — which is exactly what 
the song is about. Along the 
way there is an encounter with 
a man who may be a lover. 
Lyrically it is Mann's finest 
work. "On Sunday," the next 
tune, has Mann asking her 
lover why he hides in a world of 
pain when he can find love with 
her. Once again, this song 
shows Mann's fine vocals and 
the band's knack for creating a 
beautiful yet wistful 
background. "Will She Just 
Fall Down" and "David 
Denies" are in the vein of "On 
Sunday." Both portray people 
who need support but refuse 
any help. Mann plays the role 
of supporter in both of these 
tales. She also wonders why 
these people cannot believe 
that she truly loves them. It 



top The Bubbly and 
Play That Song 



by Alison K. Auber 

The fire blazes. Somewhere 
cork pops from a bottle of 
ibbly and the frothy liquid 
shes out onto the floor. The 
mosphere is cozy, but there 
something missing ' — 
mething essential. The ques- 
m of what music to play 
eeps into the silence. The 
enario is blown. 

What three songs do you 
ink are most conducive to in- 
nacy? This reporter asked 
students that question. All 
the students interviewed 
ited contemporary tunes 
ih the exception of one, who 
Joined that Bach does it for 
m. 

Surprisingly, the songs rang- 
lirem the raw rock sound of 
wway to Heaven" by Led 
'PPelin, suggested by 
PJomore Raul Felipa, to the 
How pop of "Love is the 
"»»" by England Dan and 
•"Ford Coley, submitted by 
™T Allyson Tunney. She 
"advocated, "Slow Dan- 
hy Johnny Rivers. 



On the side of lighter rock, 
freshman Kevin Quinn enjoyed 
the melodies of "True" by 
Spandau Ballet and "Stand By 
Me," Benny King's hit single. 
Freshman Tamara Hunter 
recommended Lionel Richie 
and Diana Ross' "Endless 
Love" and "When I Saw You" 
by Matt Bianco. 

One Senior added a sixties- 
seventies twist with Pink 
Floyd's "Us and Them," Spr- 
ingsteen's "Meeting Across 
the River," and "Helplessly 
Hoping" by Crosby, Stills 
Nash and Young. Freshman 
Kelly Collings also fell into the 
hiDpie sound, stating that "The 
^- na by the Doors was, "the 
only song." 

Lastly, and not too subtly 
junior Lela Kempe proposed 
"Darling Nikki" by Prineeand 
Bad Company's "Feel Like 
Makin'Love." 

There it is. Pop the cassette 
into the tape deck and get back 
to the bubbly. 



•pider Woman Spins Story 
Of Love And Politics 



by Chas Foster 
lo„ 0/ the Spider Woman is 

|fe, story - a stor y o f op- 

ir„ ~ of two men who 

ea cell in a third world 

„ '-une is Molina (William 

■ '' a homosexual for whom 

^ Pnson has become an 

».' Peasant home. The 

jWner is Valentin (Raul 

j. ■ a journalist imprisoned 

b r » , cal views and hJ'ks 

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He refuses food 



(which would make him 
"soft") refuses to break under 
torture, refuses the friendship 
of Molina. 

Molina, on the other hand, 
has no concept of politics, only 
of romance. He entertains 
Valentin with the plot to his 
favorite movie, a Nazi pro- 
paganda film, in which he wor- 
ships the strong, blond German 
soldiers and the sad, beautiful 
woman who betrays the 
French Resistance. 

Each of these men lacks 
something essential — each 
gives this to the other. And, 
while remaining true to their 
own interests, each lives for 
continued on page 12 



seems Mann has found love, 
but that it escapes her through 
another's mistrust and in- 
security. 

Side two begins with 
"Lover's Day," a song about a 
lover who uses Mann as a 
crutch for his guilt. She sings of 
her attempt to keep a clear 
conscience, but she inevitably 
lets him use her. "Have Mer- 
cy" has Mann singing of a 
former lover who dropped her, 
but whose loneliness she pities : 
"Have mercy on him/The love 
I saved for him is gone." 

"Sleeping and Waking" is a 
track about a lover who, when 
he left, took Mann's dreams 
and hopes for the future along 
with him: taking/Every dream 
I had of you." 

"Angels Never Call" is a 
somewhat cynical look at love. 
After the preceding tracks 
dealing with this subject, it is 
easy to understand the cynical 
viewpoint. Here Mann shows 
deep affection for another 
woman (Keep your specula- 
tions to yourself! ) The album's 
closing tune, "No One Is Wat- 
ching You Now, " is like "Have 
Mercy" because it expresses 
sorrow for a former lover. 
Mann sings sorrowfully about 
the fall from grace and 
describes the loneliness in 
which this once popular man 




Strumming lush and loud, Til Tuesday backgrounds Almee Mann's lov 
ing lyrics on their second elbum . Welcome home. 



now lives. 

Welcome Home is personal 
and somewhat melancholy. 
But Mann's singing gives us a 
glimpse of her inner hopes and 
sorrows. The album was pro- 
duced by Rhett Davies, who 
has also worked for King Crim- 
son, Roxy Music and Brian 
Ferry, among others. Davies 
is a master of sound and 
creates a clean yet full at- 



mosphere to support Mann's 
vocals. Welcome Home 
recalls Roxy's LP Avalon 
(1982) with its sensual depth of 
sound. Pre-recording is digital, 
so that the LP will sound as 
good as the compact disk. 
Definitely a strong second 
showing, Welcome Home sets 
Til Tuesday in motion to 
become one of the Eighties' 
best pop bands. 



ATTENTION ALL CAMPUS ORGANIZATIONS 

If you want your group to appear in the 1987 Pegasus, 
you must intorm the staff of your next scheduled meeting. 
At that time, a photographer from our staff will be there to 
get your organization's picture and a roster of the 
members in your group. We expect this to take, at the most, 
ten minutes of your time. Your cooperation is essential. 
We will not seek out any organizations which do not res- 
pond by returning the bottom portion of this notice to the 
Pegasus. Return the lower half to either Arian Ravan- 
bakhsh or Arvie Wrang by student mail, or drop it off at the 
Pegasus office, rooms 223-225 in Talbot. 

Thank You, 
The Pegasus 



The Greek organizations need not respond, they will be 
photographed in the spring for publication in the 
supplement. 



Name of organization: 

Approximate No. of members: 



Time, Date, and Location of next meeting: 



Name of organization head: 



Phone number (of above person): 



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THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



November 21, 



% 



ENTERTAINMENT 



CAMPUS 
CALENDAR 



FRIDAY, 21 
Drama Production 
Henry IV, Part 1 
Tawes Theatre, 8 : 00 p.m. 

Film Series 

Kiss of the Spiderwoman 
Norman James Theatre, 
7:30 p.m. 

SATURDAY 22 
Drama Production 
Henry TV, Parti 
Tawes Theatre, 8: 00 p.m. 

SUNDAY 23 

Film Series: 

Kiss of the Spiderwoman 

Norman James Theatre, 

7:30 p.m. 

MONDAY 24 

Film Series 

Kiss of the Spiderwoman 
Norman James Theatre 
7:30 p.m. 

Chamber Music Concert 
Tawes Theatre, 8 : 00 p.m. 

TUESDAY 2 
Concert Series 
Annapolis Brass Quintet 
Tawes, 8:00 p.m. 



Peter Pan 
in C-Town 



By Mary Kiner 

While reminiscing over 
Disney World days when 
movies for children under 12 
were free and you sat 
mesmerized by the magic of 
the Enchanted Forest for 
hours, did you ever wonder 
what happened to all of those 
magical Wait Disney films? All 
hope is not lost since the Ac- 
tor's Community Theatre will 
present a production of Peter 
Pan, by J.M. Barrie, at the 
Norman James Theatre in 
William Smith Hall with shows 
at 7:30 p.m. on November 28 
and 29, and a matinee at 2 p.m., 
November 30. 

The Darling children played 
by Gretchen Coucill, Mike 
?elzcar and Vince Raimond, 
are asleep when Peter Pan, 
portrayed by Bonnie Hill, 



continued from page 11 



Spider 
Woman 



Pretenders Get Close But Mellow Out 



by Paul Henderson 
I really don't know what hap- 
pened to Chrissie Hynde. The 
toughest woman in rock and 
roll, the woman who wrote 
Precious and Tattoed Love 
Boys has mellowed. Perhaps 
it was her recent motherhood, 
perhaps it was the ac- 
cumulated strain of watching 
her band- the Pretenders- 
undergo one of the highest at- 
trition rates in rock and roll 
history. Whatever it was, the 
Pretenders have lost their 
vitality, and Get Close is at 
best a shadow of what was once 
one of the most promising 
bands of the eighties. 

Learning to Crawl the 
Pretenders last album, shows 
Hynde moving into the pop 
scene. But she still kept her 
sneer and her sarcasm about 
her, writing songs like "Middle 
of the Road" and "My City was 
Gone", "Dance", and "How 
Much Did You Get For Your 
Soul?" Here she is moving 
ever more firmly into the 
musically safe 'middle of the 
road'. 

The record and tape makers 
wrote on the cover of Get 
Close - New Album, New Band 
-and that is perhaps where the 
trouble is. Get Close boasts a 
backing band of Rubbie Mcin- 
tosh, guitars: Tim Stevens, 
bass; Blain Cunningham, 
drums; but this must be a bor- 
ing band. None of the songs on 
the album are by them. Some 
of the guest musicians on this 
album, Simon Phillips, the vir- 
tuoso drummer best known for 
his work with Jeff Beck, and 
Bernie Wopped on keyboards, 
are horribly miscast. It is not 
that their playing is not up to 
par. It is that what they are 
asked to play are simple, 
watered-down songs with little 
life to them. 




Once 8 promising band of the eighties. The Pretenders only get close to 
their former pretensions. 

Two songs on the album do stands out from the rest of the 
capture some of Chrissie album like a sore thumb. That 
Hynde's old sarcasm. "Dance" does not imply that it is bad - 
and "How Much Did You Get just out of place. It sounds 
For Your Soul?" are upbeat more like a leftover from 
songs that are exciting, but in a Learning to Crawl , than any of 
mori; polished professionl sort the other songs on Get Close . 
of way. This is odd as it features Steve 

Jordan (David Letterman's 

Other songs on the album are drummer) and Chucho Mer- 
just confessional, and show her c has on bass, 
exploring the same private Occasionally Hynde's 
romantic relantionships that tenderness works well. "When 
Joni Mitchell so often sings 
about. "My Baby" and "I 
Remember You" are all songs 
that are better left to the likes 
of Christine McVie and Rosan- 
na Cash, who are better ex- 
plorers of the same lyric ter- 
ritory. 



I change my life/ And. .. 
seasons have faded/I'll bj' 
meone you look up to/Not „ 
cuse when your friends co, 
around." 

"Chill Factor" is anoloj 
song that explores a vulnerak 
side of Hynde. The role $. 
mother is a new one to her, a 
having to raise a child withtk 
benefits of a father seernji 
give her a perspective on re> 
tionships: "She wants to be] 
good mother/So she'll do [i! 
best she can/But what abu 
the other/What about t2 
man/Well it's cruel to leave) 
woman/With a family of u 
own/It's chill factor/To I 
bone." 

Get Close also include 
three cover songs, an unusua 
y high number fori 
Pretender's album. Perta 
she misses her old band malt 
Pete Farndad and Howarj 
Scott who co-authored somei 
her earlier songs. Of the thrq 
cuts here, "Hymn to Her" 
"Light of the Moon" are fairi 
run-o-the-mill. Her cover • 
Jimi Hendrix's "Room Fullj 
Mirrors" was, however, 
amusing mistake. The » 
twisting of Steve LillywH 
keeps "Room Full of Mirrarf 
lively, but then that is to be ei 
pected of him. Bob Clearmoa 
tain and Jimmy Lovine pig 
vide a clear and crisp prod« 
tion that gives the album 
style that seems to hide il 
general inferiority of lb 
material. 



"Don't Get Me Wrong", the 
song getting much hype, 



peeps into the window sear- 
ching for his lost shadow. 

In Never-Never Land, they 
come into contact with eight 
lost boys in the Mermaid's 
Lagoon. These lost boys in- 
clude Neyah White, Andy 
Geiser, Matt Sipula, Billy Ar- 
rowood, David Ostwind and 
Heath Raimond. With the Illu- 
sion that Wendy is a bird, the 
boys shoot at her as she flies 
over. While Peter, Michael and 



John are explaining her mater- 
nal significance, the shivering 
Captain Hook (Ron Clarkson), 
his band of Pirates and the In- 
dians of Never-Never Land ar- 
rive on the scene. 

Peter Pan will be produced 
by Vince Raimond and 
directed by Kate Schroeder 
and Leslie Raimond, who also 
does the choreography. 
Technical director will be 
Butch Clark. 



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the other's cause, through a 
common love born out of the 
prison's necessity. 

Far from being a sappy love 
story with a homosexual twist, 
this is a hard-hitting, political 
love story about two men who 
will live and die for what they 
believe, each in his own very 
opposite way. 

This is a great movie — not 
only incredibly powerful — but 
incredibly filmed and acted. 
Hurt won the Academy Award 
for his role. You should see it. 



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WASHINGTON COLLEGE FILM SERIES 



The 



Washington College Elm 



Founded 1930 



Volume 58, Number 13 



Chestertown, Maryland 21620 Friday, December 12, 1986 




Campus Landscape 
Plan Completed 

Trees Planted by January 



by Audra M . Philippon 

"About a year or so ago, there were 
some negative comments about how 
the College looked," said Christian 
Havemeyer, a member of the Board of 
Visitors and Governors. A committee 
has been formed to attend to the pro- 
blem, and "we're trying to improve the 
appearance of the campus," he said. 

Landscape architect Ellen Samuels 
of Long Island agreed to design a 
master plan for the campus, and she 
has. All those wooden stakes planted 



Samuels' plan is to accentuate the 
placement of buildings on the terraced 
rises by planting flowering trees and 
shrubery away from the foundations. 
Cherry trees, white magnolias, and 
Chestnut trees are some of the 
varieties the committee has chosen. 
Targeted planting sites include grassy 
areas along Washington Avenue near 
Dunning, the fronts of Bunting And 
William Smith, Hill Dorms, and Cullen. 

"Unfortunately, the area north of 
Cullen seems to be an intramurel play- 
ing field, and some of the stakes have 



at 



7 do think this change on the campus 
will , when complete, 
greatly impress students, alumni alike. " 



around campus mark where trees will 
be in place - weather permitting - by 
the time second semester starts. "As 
long as the ground isn't rock-hard 
frozen, we can dig," said Havemeyer. 

The committee has divided up its 
goals into several stages, the first of 
which the members hope to complete 
by the time students return next 
month. "We hope to plant about twenty 
trees and shrubs," Havemeyer ex- 
plained. 



been pulled up," said Havemeyer. 
"Maybe the stakes purpose was 
misunderstood or maybe they were 
resented. We're not trying to pull 
anything over on anybody." 

Dean Maxcy said "I do think that this 
change on the campus will, when com- 
plete, greatly impress students, alumni 
alike. The hope is to have trees in 
bloom this spring and to have the trees 
in place by Cullen when the new en- 
trance' to the College is created " 



>hoto by J M. Fragaineiii 



looking up from the roots: This Christmas true redefined by Pardoe's Lawn and Tree 
"race on Washington Avenue, stands as a beakon to passing motorists and a 
leminder that Christmas is drawing near. 






Happy Holidays 

from the staff of 

The Washington College Elm 



« 



■■ I U 



Workers Object to Pay Schedule Change 



°y Thomas Schuster and 

Audra Philippon 

«i college employees will 

m receiving bi-weekly 

""'Weeks next month despite 

Spread opposition to this 

"" in pay schedule. Now 

weekly, several 



lid 
Wteni 



ence department and 



food service employees ex- 
pressed concern that many of 
their co-workers earning low 
hourly wages will have difficul- 
ty meeting their weekly food 
and housing bills. 

"I would say that almost 
everyone in the kitchen is go- 
ing to be handicapped by this, " 



said Ronald Bloomer, a WCDS 
employee. "Even the people 
making the top money (ap- 
prox. $5/hour) are still under 
the poverty level." Bloomer 
said that many employees live 
in public housing and must pay 
rent on a weekly basis. He is 
worried that many employees 



don't have the financial means 
or management skills to meet 
their immediate weekly needs 
on two checks a month. 

"The various payroll pay- 
ment schedules now in effect 
simply consume too much of 
staff's and computer process- 
ing time," stated Vice Presi- 



Running Renovation Cut Back 



dent for Finance Gene Hessey 
in a November 20 memo to 
faculty and staff members. 
The decision to alter the pay 
schedule came out of Hessey's 
office, "the auditors suggested 
changing the schedule to im- 
prove efficiency for the ac- 
continued on page 4 



oyTonyCaligiuri 
Je ac «d with cost overruns in 
k n renovations planned for 
ETf Hall, science depart- 
lith . facu lty members met 
^architects and College ad- 
it r™ ors t0 discuss options 
•>t reduction, 
hailf h departmental 

'»esH ° n met se P aratel y on 

«emho y m <>rning with 

■nbers f the administration 

Lr^tect J ohn Bower, of 

r . Lewis, and Thrower. 



During the meetings, each 
chairperson responded to op- 
tions suggested by the ad- 
ministration upon the 
discovery of the large cost 
overrun. 

The renovations and addi- 
tions to the Dunning Science 
Center are part of President 
Cater's 26.4 million dollar 
"Campaign for Excellence." 
Cater's campaign also involves 
the renovation of Bunting Hall, 
the construction of the 



academic resource center, and 
the conversion of the old boiler 
plant into a creative arts 
center. Of the 26.4 million 
dollars committed in the cam- 
paign, 2.8 million dollars have 
been allotted to the Dunning 
Hall project. 

' 'The cut backs were due to a 
cost overrun of the original 
budget, but the original 
amount of money for the pro- 
continued on page 5 



INSIDE: 

letters to the editor page 2 

R & B Uptown page 6 

Swim Team page 7 

Philip Glass page 8 

Ceremony of Carols page 8 



Page 2 



THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



December 12, 19j 6 



OPINION 



Anonymous Justice? 

This publication supposedly made a boo-boo last week when we 
published the names of the twelve students who have been charg- 
ed and tried by tbe Student Judicial Board this semester. Sup- 
posedly we violated tbe Buckley amendment-a piece of legisla- 
tion designed to protect student privacy by keeping their records 
confidential. If this were true, which it isn't, tbe SJB, being made 
up of students, wouldn't even be allowed to exist. The SJB has 
unknowingly negated Itself by misinterpreting the law. 

We did notice, as you probably did as well, that in three of the 
cases that resulted in a conviction, a portion of punishment in- 
volved a "written apology." Since the convicted students, ac- 
cording to the SJB, are supposed to remain anonymous, there 
was the inevitable speculation over what exactly sucb an 
"apology" would entail under such circumstances. Possibly it 
would be a letter to the editor like this... 

Dear Students, Faculty, Administration, and Staff, 

You don't know who I am, and according to someone's 
distorted Interpretation of tbe Buckley amendment, you 
aren't allowed to find out. I was tried and convicted of first 
degree murder by our on-campus kangaroo court— the SJB— 
for putting cyanide in tbe Coffee House keg last Saturday 
nigbt. I'm supposed to apologize for this behavior, but since 
my privacy is erroneously protected in this instance and no 
one can know who Is writing tbls letter, I don't see why I 
should bother. 

I can't begin to tell you what a luxury It Is to escape tbe 
burden of accountability to all my fellow students. Sure, tbe 
members of the SJB know- after all, tbey were tbe ones 
who sentenced me to fifty years of transplanting shrubbery 
around campus- but they think that they aren't allowed to 
reveal my identity. Tbey are under the misconception that 
If they did, I could sue them, and J know that tbe thought of 
real judicial proceedings is something that they just aren 7 
prepared to deal with. You see, tbe joke is on you. I'm just 
comforted by the thought that the next time I have to knock- 
off seventeen people to get revenge on tbe person who blows 
tbe curve on one of my midterms that my right to 
anonym ous Justice Is protected. 

A Student Felon 

The Elm certainly regrets trampling upon the rights of any stu- 
dent who was charged and brought before the SJB this semester. 
Those individuals who were convicted must certainly be disap- 
pointed. After violating the collective rights of the College com- 
munity by vandalizing College property and/or behaving in a 
clearly unacceptable manner, it must be embarassing to have 
everyone know about it. That is understandable. What isn't 
understandable Is why you don't think about that before you 
trampled on the rights of everyone else. 

As long as the names of those students brought before tbe SJB 
are obtainable, Tbe Elm will be holding those students accoun- 
table by publishing their names. Just as tbe SGA bas made it a 
practice to publicly debate the supposedly confidential past SJB 
records of candidates for office during Senate meetings, Tbe 
Elm, as is our standard policy, is published with the philosophy 
that the'College community should be as fully informed as possi- 
ble about such proceedings. Sucb a policy makes for good 
democracy and more importantly in this instance, proper justice. 

Washington College Elm 



What's up, Blutto? 



The usual - vandalism, 
assault, disorder. 
Who's gonna 
know? 



Editors 

Editor-in-chief Thomas M. Schuster 

News Editor Audra M. PhHIppon 

Features Editor Andrea Kehoe 

Arts/Entertainment Editor David Healey 

Sports Editor Christine Wiant 

Photography Editor J.M. Fragomeni 

Managers 

Managing Editor Alison Shorter 

National Advertising Manager . , Michelle Royal 

Local Advertising Manager Marlella Ruiz 

Circulation Manager William Faust 

The Elm is the official student newspaper of Washington Collage. The 
Elm is published every Friday during the academic year with the excep- 
tion of vecations and exam weeks. 

Editorials are the responsibility of the Editor-in-chief Signed columns, 
commentaries, letters, editorials, and editorial cartoons represent the 
opinions of their authors and are not necessarily the views held by the 
members of the editorial staff. 

All letters to the editor are reed with interest but. due to space limita- 
tions, the editors cannot always publish every letter received and some 
must be shortened. Unsigned letters will not be considered for publica- 
tion. Students should include their year and major. Faculty and staff 
membeis should include their positions and departments. Limit letters 
to 600 words or less and Include day and evening phone numbers In the 
event that clarification of portions of the letter Is needed. Letters may be 
deposited in the marked boxes at the editorial office or in the Dining 
Hall, or meiled c/o The Elm. Washington College. Chastertown, 
Maryland 21620. Letters become the property of The Elm upon receipt 
and must be received no later than Tuesday to be considered for publica- 
tion in that week's Issue. 

The Elm's business and editorial office is located in the Queen Anne 
lounge, found on the first floor of the Queen Anne's House dormitory- 
Business hours are 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tuesdays end 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 
p.m. Wednesdays. The office phone number is (301) 778-2800, extension 
321. 




LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 



Bad 
Banners 

To The Editor: 

To those responsible for the 
banner displayed at the home 
basketball game with the 
University of Delaware, I want 
you to know that you offended 
many attending the game and 
brought no credit to 
Washington College or its 
outstanding basketball team. 
Anyone having attended the 
game and having seen the ban- 
ner on the gymnasium wall will 
know to what I make 
reference. 

Edward E. Maxcy 
Associate Dean of Students 

It Wasn't 
Me! 



To The Editor: 

The December 5 issue of The 
Elm printed a synopsis of the 
cases brought before the Stu- 
dent Judicial Board this 
semester, and I am writing to 
make a correction in the 
acknowledgements made in 
the Insert. I did not divulge any 
names to The Elm; the only in- 



formation I provided included 
hearing dates, charges 
brought, decisions reached, 
and penalites imposed. In The 
Elm, unfortunately, no distinc- 
tion was made between the 
sources and the information 
provided. Again, I did not sup- 
ply any names for publication. 
Thank you, 
Brenda Conner 
Clerk of Court 
Student Judicial Board 



Amnesty 
International 
Appreciation 



To The Editor: 

The Washington College 
Chapter of Amnesty Interna- 
tional would like to thank all of 
those involved in the write-a- 
thon - both the letter writers 
and the sponsors. Because of 
your work and support, our 
first event was quite a success. 
A special thanks goes to Harris 
Whitbeck for translating let- 
ters for us. His help is much ap- 
preciated. Thanks again. 
Sincerely, 
Tbe Washington CoUege 

Chapter 
of Amnesty International 



REWARD LOST OFFERE 

An Extremely Sentimental Rhinestone 

EARRING 

With Screw-In Back 
If Found, Please Contact Irene Nicolaidis, West Hall, Rm. 206 



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Chem. Major 
Frustrated 

To The Editor: 

As a junior majoring in 
Chemistry I am frustrated 
because once again the plans 
for renovating and adding to 
Dunning Hall have been chang- 
ed and postponed. The delay is 
due to not more additions being 
planned, but instead to cuts 
that have been made in the 
original plans. Not only would 
a modern science facility at- 
tract more students interested 
in the sciences to this fine col- 
lege, but it would also greatly 
benefit the science majors who 
are already here trying to pur- 
sue their interest in an out- 
dated, and potentially unsafe, 
building. 

The equipment asked for by 
the science departments is 
both necessary and standard 
for any college science facility- 
It is my understanding that the 
administration does not feel 
these renovations are a perti- 
nent issue and that many of the 
requests for more modern 
equipment are not necessary- 
This is hardly the case! I per- 
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think these improvements art 
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THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



Page 3 



Students Are Not Apathetic 



Many groups on campus do par- 
ticipate actively in the community. The 
Greek organizations, for instance, have 
Jieir own separate public service ac- 
tivities in the community. As the Vice- 
president of Delta Pi Omega (a non- 
Greek, co-ed club), I can only mention 
our own activities. We help out the 
Magnolia Hall Nursing Home director 
f activities with holiday parties. In the 
past, our members have taken the 
Dentally handicapped at Angel's 
Haven on activities such as bowling, 
and attended plays and movies with 
them. In the spring we wish to use the 
Casey Swim Center to teach the men- 
tally handicapped of our community to 
swim- 

The only drawback to these pro- 



grams is that we are only dealing with 
a small segment of Chestertown. This 
is not a failure of the organization's 
goals and mission. The cost in time and 
money to sponsor activities for the 
whole community is simply too much 
for one organization. We and other stu- 



Kevin Lauricella 



dent organizations do well by serving 
such groups as the mentally handicap- 
ped and the elderly. 

The fact that we have service 
organizations on campus shows that 
our students are not apathetic about 



participating in community service. 
However, on an individual organiza- 
tional basis, there are many segments 
of the community that we leave out. 

Our campus needs to become more of 
an integral part of the entire communi- 
ty. There seems to be resentment and 
deference of local townspeople to 
Washington College students and vice- 
versa. The only way for our school to 
become part of the community and not 
an isolated segment is to interact with 
townspeople as a whole. This burden 
obviously cannot and should not rest on 
the shoulders of one organization. 

It is imperative for service organiza- 
tions to get together to sponsor occa- 
sional community-wide activities. 
More interaction between students and 



townspeople will lessen negative feel- 
ings of one group to the other. Com- 
munity activities designed to raise 
money for specific purposes (such as 
Muscular Distrophy, i.e.) would give 
both the College and the community a 
goal to work toward. If both groups 
unite to tackle a goal, amiability and 
respect will ensue as well as good rela- 
tions for many years to come. 

Learning to work with outside groups 
should be a part of our out-of-classroom 
education — after all, many of our 
graduates who will fill managerial 
positions will have to deal with br- 
inging two different groups together. 
Kevin Lauricella is a senior majoring 
in Business Management 



ISSUE: 



Are College Students Today Apathetic About 
Participating In Public Service Activities? 




Kelp Shipley 

Rockville, Maryland 

Freshman 

"In general I feel that 
the college student consen- 
sus is that they are too 
busy with studies and other 
school related functions to 
participate in public ser- 
vice activities." 



Melody Redman 

Chestertown, Maryland 

Sophomore 

"I am. I don't mind do- 
ing things in the communi- 
ty but I'm just not an 
outgoing person." 



Cheryl Dabes 

Kennedyville, Maryland 
Sophomore 

"Around here — yes I 
think so. At Washington 
College at any rate. As far 
as I know there aren't any 
organizations to help the 
community on campus." 



Bridget McElroy 

Baltimore, Maryland 

Senior 

"I think they were more 
apathetic when I started 
school but they are moving 
toward a greater 
awareness." 



Bill Can- 

Guilderland, New York 

Sophomore 

"We are much more 
apathetic than kids were in 
the late go's and early 70's. 
I don't know if apathetic is 
the right word. I think that 
people's goals are a lot dif- 
ferent now than they were 
then. The people that are in 
control today are the peo- 
ple who come out of a 
socially conscious genera- 
tion, but they have failed to 
do as many of the things 
they did in college." 



Campus Voices 



by Michele Baize 



We Are Hoarding Our Talents 



Washington College is uniquely 
™uated among a small community. 

"°P keepers put up signs welcoming 
- e students back after every break. 
j™ple greet perfect strangers with a 
S" 6 or a hello as they pass on the 
sidewalk. 

wanted ours is not a Utopia, there 
Wh S ° me t™ '"" 1 ' as I understand, 
,j rj'he town and college over the issue 
Iron h mpus uvin 8- These things were 

"ed out through compromise, and so 
J~: a11 disagreements. We do not put 

SOwr WaUs t0 se P arate tne town and 
tf, j as Oxford university was forced 
I," the 13th century. Yet there are 
■yers of apathy existing which bi- 
ases hostility. 

St„i es are . not yet what they could be. 
(^nts line their papers, exams, and 
»all activities around them as a 
*orlrt° f T de£ense against the outside 
• in some cases the problem of 



apathy is not one lacking sympathy but 
one bound by fear and isolation. Real 
life for many of us seems unreachable 
in this cocoon we call college. We are 
afraid we shall not succeed and so we 
do not even take up the challenge. 

Many times the initial step is merely 
to say, "yes, I will accept responsibili- 
ty." The actual fulfillment of this 
obligation follows naturally after an act 
of mental will. The next step is a duel 
against our lazy nature. Walking down 
town to work at the elementary school 
does not take much effort. 

How many of you leave the campus 
to go into town more than once a week 
for reasons other than renewing your 
defense camp sullies? It is very easy to 
get burned on the campus and cut 
oneself off to outside contact. 

How many of you sing, dance, relate 
well with children, handicapped, elder- 
ly? I know your out there and truly 



desire to do meaningful things with 
your lives. Its hard as a student to keep 
in touch with the concept of the present. 
Life is now and if we don't involve 
ourselves today chances are we never 
will. The world is out there is less than 
a mile away from your doorstep. 
Why is it that we hesitate? I think the 



Caty Coundjeris 



truth of the matter lies deeper then col- 
lege otherworldiness, because the out- 
side world is populated with talented 
people hoarding up their talent for fear 
of losing them through a failure. Yet 
failure in the beginning is merely a 
stage of learning. 
Now you shy people out there are 



shaking your heads and saying," I am 
incapable of doing anything constructive 
in the community. I could never talk to 
my grandmother. How can I relate to a 
strange old woman I've never even 
seen before?" Those who are un- 
comfortable in doing such things on 
their own can get involved in campus 
organization focused toward helping in 
the community. Did you donate your 
turkey this Thanksgiving? Its a simple 
way to show you care and it means so 
much to the families who receive from 
your kindness. 

This year the Washington College's 
Chapter of Amnesty International is 
sponsoring lectures and letter writing 
campaigns. There is a lot out there that 
needs your attention. The world of man 
does not spin by itself, but by the im- 
petus of individuals willing to move it. 
Caty Coundjeris is a senior majoring in 
English. 




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counting system," he said in an 
interview this week. 

"The response we've gotten 
(from WCDS and Main- 
tainence) was to be expected. 
It's a change, and that's the 
natural human reaction to 
change, I hope that once 
we've gotten through the ad- 
justment period, everyone will 
be able to adjust, and it will 
become that standard to which 
everyone is accustomed." 

After receiving the memo 
notifying them of the new bi- 
weekly schedule, employees of 
the WCDS and maintainence 
department collectively ob- 
jected to it by circulating peti- 
tions which were handed to 
Hessey immediately prior to 
an employee/management 
meeting last week. Two peti- 
tions were submitted, one from 
the WCDS employees and one 
from the maintainence staff. 

Said Hessey, "I received the 
petitions before we explained 
the reasons for the 
changeover... I haven't receiv- 
ed any petitions since. Mainly 
the petitions asked to delay the 
implementation of the new 
schedule." 

Despite the protests against 
it, the Business Office is set to 
go ahead with the bi-weekly 
schedule in January, with the 
last weekly check scheduled to 
be issued to employees on 
January 9. Under the new 
schedule, employees won't 
receive another check until 
January 23. 

Until now, College 
employees have been able to 
choose between a weekly 
schedule. The loss of this 
choice was the chief objection 
of several faculty members 
when the change was discussed 
during the December 1 faculty 
meeting. Said professor Nancy 
Tatum: "I find it inconve- 
nient." 

Besides the hassles of ad- 
justing personal financial pat- 
terns to the bi-weekly system, 
Tatum, as well as others on the 
College's payroll objected to 
the change being made im- 
mediately after the holidays. 

The explanation given to the 
faculty for the change "made 
sense," according to Tatum. 
She stated, however, that new 
faculty members with salaries 
at or slightly above starting 
level may be strained by the 
new policy, but not as much as 
other college employees. "I 
don't think that we're (the 
faculty) the ones who are real- 
ly going to get hit," she said. 

Bloomer maintains that if 
the policy cannot be changed, 
College officials should have 
announced it now but waited 
until July to implement it. 
Besides the extra expenses ac- 
companying the holidays, 
Bloomer pointed out that the 
highest heating bills of the year 
will arrive in the coming mon- 
ths "It couldn't have hit at a 
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The above petition was given to Gene Hessey, Vice President for Finance. 
by WCDS protesting the change made in pay schedule for all College 
employees. Numerous members of the Maintenance Department submit- 
ted a second petition to Hessey lest week. 



Bloomer and other 
employees mentioned the ex- 
istence of a policy where an 
employee in need of money 
before pay day can receive a 
loan which will later be sub- 




Gene Hessey, Vice President 
for Finance "Once the decision 
was made, we announced it 
early *o allow employees 
enough time to adjust their 
finances." 

traded from subsequent 
paychecks. "What we're do- 
ing," said Hessey, "is we're 
giving them the opportunity for 
a salary advance to catch up in 
the first few months to be 
repaid out of spring and sum- 
mer checks when costs are 
less." 

According to maintainence 
employees, however, a person 
can only take advantage of the 
loan policy once and that the 
amount borrowed cannot ex- 
ceed that of a standard 
paycheck. "There has always 



been a policy here that you 
could go in and get a little 
help," said Bloomer, "but I 
don't think that many people 
take advantage of it." Many 
employees foresee reluctance 
on the part of their co-workers 
to ask for money in advance, 
believing they will be embar- 
rassed ttwioso. : - ;: " 

"That just puts you into 
debt," said maintainence 
employee Lawrence Taylor. 
"They're already in debt." 
Taylor said that there are Col- 
lege employees of twenty years 
or more earning low hourly 
wages that live "week to 
week" and depend on a check 
each Friday. "I feel sorry for 
them," he said. 

According to Taylor, College 
officials discussed the option of 
the bi-weekly pay schedule 
with employees last July and 
at that time it was unanimous- 
ly rejected. "It was voted 
down," said Taylor. This time, 
he stated, "they are more or 
less ramming it down our 
throats. Bloomer described 
what he views as "a kind of ar- 
rogance on the part of the ad- 
ministration" inherent in the 
decision to proceed with the 
new pay schedule when no 
employees are in favor of it. 

Said hessey, "this was the 
ideal time to make the change" 
since January is the beginning 
of the fiscal tax year and the 
new schedule would aid the 
College's accountants i" 
meeting new reporting re- 
quirements. "The suggestio™ 
was first made two years ago..' 
think, by the auditors, so » 
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 



,w,tinuedfrompage2 
fleave Dunning Hall every 
Wednesday afternoon with a 
funding headache caused by 
Ee lack of ventilation in this 
building. Hopefully, they will 
jjso understand why these re- 
vests must be met. 

Let us not forget that the f un- 
jjnental goal of Washington 
College is to provide a quality 
education in both the liberal 
jrts AND sciences. This goal 
jjj, not be met without proper 
educational facilities like an 
updated science building. 
Sincerely yours, 
Laura D. Kerbin 

Yet again... 

Io The Editor: 

Mary Helen Holzgang has 
repeatedly prefaced her 
remarks about the yearbook 
jith "one more time," imply- 
ing that she, and the rest of the 
world, is bored to tears with 
He whole subject. And 
Hey/she might be, for all I 
know. If I happened to be in her 
position, largely getting credit 



for three yearbooks when her 
participation in two of them 
was extremely minimal, I 
might be content to sit back 
and yawn. As the case stands, 
however, I think it is important 
to set the record straight. 

First of all, I am sick to 
death of the continual 
disclaimers, "As far as I 
know..." Someone who really 
seeks knowledge checks the in- 
formation with everyone in- 
volved. For The Elm , Miss 
Holzgang, or the present editor 
of the yearbook to use this 
phrase seems to me to show an 
interest in half the issue which 
borders the boundaries of 
gossip-mongering. 

I was shocked to read that 
Miss Holzgang couldn't think 
of any reason why the '84 and 
'85 yearbooks were late. It 
takes a real genius to figure out 
that two books take longer than 
one, doesn't it? Her other 
statements seem equally as ab- 
surd, as in her last letter, when 
she claimed that the Elm arti- 
cle was true and accurate. 

The truth of the matter is 
that she answered a few 



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The Christmas season is 
here! Students of Washington 
College are preoccupied with 
last minute papers, studying 
for exams, Christmas break 
and shopping for family and 
friends. This is the time of year 
for a mixture of emotions: 
loneliness and joy, anxiety and 
anticipation. 

As in past years, the WCDS 
kicked off its Christmas season 
with an annual Student's 
Christmas Buffet. I hope all 
nho attended enjoyed 
themselves. Once again the 
raw bar and the "cookie box" 
seemed to be very popular 
features. 

To give the students a break 
from studying for exams, the 
S.G.A. Food Service Commit- 
tee and the Washington College 
Duung Service are once again 
sponsoring a Coffee and Donut 
Break in the Coffee House at 11 
P.m. each night from 
December 15 through 
December 19. 

A "Midnight Breakfast" will 
»eain be served by the WCDS 
«i Sunday, December 14 from 
U: 30 pm to 12:30 a.m. The 



breakfast free to all W.C. 
students. 

There will be no changes in 
meal hours during exam week. 
The last meal of the semester 
will be lunch on Saturday, 
December 20. The first meal of 
the second semester will be 
dinner on Wednesday, January 
14. 

Sign up sheets have been 
posted in the main dining room 
for anyone interested in work- 
ing on the serving line or in the 
dishroom next semester. 
Anyone interested in becoming 
part of the WCDS is free to sign 
up. The arrival of Christmas is 
quite evident in the Dining Ser- 
vice's baking section with the 
aroma of fresh baked sugar 
cookies, gingerbread men and 
various cakes, pies and breads 
filling the kitchen. 

I would like to wish everyone 
the best of luck with finals and 
hope you have a very Merry 
Christmas and a Happy and 
Healthy New Year. I'm looking 
forward to seeing all of you 
against next Semester. 
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specification questions (the 
most boggling being the paper 
weight) about the '85 yearbook 
without bothering to contact 
Phyllis Proctor (a local phone 
call that would have taken all 
of five minutes). As for her 
"production" of the books, I 
am astounded that she claims 
credit for them. Perhaps my 
astonishment rests in the fact 
that I, as layout editor of the 
1985 Pegasus, spent many 
months of my life working on 
these books. If she thinks I 
would be content (or anyone 
else on the staff) to let the 
books sit in their respective 
publishing offices after all of 
that work, she is foolish - as is 
anyone who believes such a lie. 
The financial records can be 
looked at. It is obvious that for 
many years the yearbook has 
been absorbed the debt of past 
books, and that this is the 
reason why the records claim 
Phyllis Proctor's staff put the 
yearbook into debt. The fact is, 
we came under the budget and 
helped to erase some of the 
debt. Perhaps her lack of 
understanding of those issues 
rests again in that statement, 
"as far as I know...," which, in 
this case, is virtually nothing. 
Sincerely, 
Sandy Hiortdahl 

Dunning 
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continued from page 1 
ject has remained the same," 
said Gene Hessey, Vice Presi- 
dent for Finance, who added 
that this cost-cutting does not 



reflect the overall financial 
situation of Cater's campaign. 
"The project has been suffi- 
ciently funded and endowed," 
said Hessey. 

Many of the spending cuts in- 
volve the deletion of casework, 
cabinets, and drawer space, 
according to Dr. Donald Mun- 
son, Chairman of the Biology 
department. Only thirty to 
forty percent of the research 
area was lost while no teaching 
space had to be given up by the 
Biology department. 

"I think we had to sacrifice 
some things we had hoped for, 
but all in all, we should have a 



significantly better facility," 
said Munson. 

After repeated attempts to 
reach Dr. Frank Creegan, 
chairman of the Chemistry 
department, a written state- 
ment was provided, calling 
negotiations "difficult and 
time consuming," yet the 
faculty "has reluctantly ac- 
cepted these cuts." 

According to Hessey, no ma- 
jor delay was caused by the 
changes. The planning and 
developing stages should be 
completed by the end of 
December, with construction 
beginning in early spring. 



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THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



FEATURES 



December 12, 19j< 



Rock Roots And 
The Eastern Shore 



by Barclay Green 

The assignment was 
marvelous: investigate the 
rumor that rock 'n roll legends 
Fats Domino and Chubby 
Checker had performed at the 
Uptown Club in Chestertown. It 
was the perfect story. I'd talk 
to a few of the impoverished 
frequenters of the Club, maybe 
share a few drinks with them, 
and have a good time chatting 
about the 1950's. Then I'd write 
a story about my experiences 
with the romantic beginnings 
of rock 'n roll. 

But that isn't the way it hap- 
pened. Far from it. This is not 
a story about me. This is not a 
story about romantic beginn- 
ings. This is a story of endings. 

I was, of course, dubious at 
first. If these artists has ac- 
tually performed in Chester- 
town, why didn't more people 
know about it? 

My first impulse was to 
check back issues of local 
newspapers. Surely they would 
have run stories or adver- 
tisements about the concerts if 
they'd occurred. 

I spent an afternoon in a 
small room at the Kent County 
News building looking through 
back issues from the 1950's. I 
came up with nothing. I spent 
another afternoon looking 
through back issues of The 
Washington College Elm . 
Again nothing. 

I was beginning to think that 
the rumors were only rumors 
and that my story was at a 
dead end. I decided to try and 
find someone who'd actually 
attended these concerts. 

I spoke with many people 
who told me that they too had 
heard Chubby Checker and 
Fats Domino had played in 
Chestertown. Not only that, 
they'd also heard that Bay 
Charles, Otis Redding, and Lit- 
tle Richard had performed 
here. But no one claimed to 
have actually been to the con- 
certs. 

Then I spoke to maintenance 
worker and a friend of his. 

"Sure, all of those people 
played here," they told me. 
"Go and talk to Charlie 
Graves: he brought them here. 



He'll teU you all about it." So I 
went and talked to Charlie 
Graves. 

Charlie Graves is the owner 
of the Uptown Club. The Sun- 
day that I interviewed him he 
was at home relaxing and wat- 
ching a football game. Even 
though he was a little miffed 
that the Skins were getting 
pounded by the Giants, he was 
happy to answer my questions. 
"Oh yes," said Charlie when 
I asked. "We had 'em. We had 
'em at my Dance Hall (The Up- 
town Club)." 

He reeled off the names: 
Fats Domino, James Brown, 
Otis Redding, Jackie Wilson, 
Little Richard, Chuck Berry, 
B.B. King. The list went on and 
on. 

"We did have some of them 
at the Armory too," he added. 
"And that's a small amount of 
'em. There was many, many 
more of them than that." 

"We booked (the artists) out 
of New York, through the 
Shore Artist's Corpora- 
tion... Then we advertised 
heavily with posters." 

The concerts were also 
advertised on WANN radio in 
Annapolis, but even with that 
kind of exposure I wondered 
how many people in the 1950's 
would have actually attended 
concerts in Chestertown. I ask- 
ed how many tickets he'd sold 
on good nights. Charlie looked 
slightly amused. 

"The one when we had Fats 
Domino, we had almost a thou- 
sand people," he said with a 
laugh. "There were one- 
hundred-fifty (Washington Col- 
lege) students when we had 
Little Richard." 

I was shocked. The issues of 
The Washington College Elm 
had run no advertisements or 
articles about any of the con- 
certs. No one in town told 
stories about large crowds 
back in the old days. I wanted 
to ask Charlie what he thought 
about this, but he was on a roll, 
and I couldn't get a word in. 

"Jazz Johnson used to be my 
house band back then. He'd 
played all the time. He's still 
playing. He plays the sax. He's 
a good entertainer. He sings 



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ing such beginning performers as Fats Domino. Little Richard and Chuck Berry. 



the blues." 

Jazz Johnson still lives in 
Chestertown. As a matter of 
fact, he lives next door to 
Charlie Graves. 

Charlie called him on the 
telephone hoping that Jazz 
would be able to name more of 
the artists who had performed. 
The rapport between Charlie 
and Jazz was immediately evi- 
dent. It's a rapport which can 
only exist between two people 
who have been together 
through times that weren't that 
great. 

"Jazz, Did ya see Count 
Basie? (pause) Ya know I 
missed that.... I'll be dog-gone. 
Was it pretty good? (pause) 
Isn't that a shame? I missed it. 
(Laughter) I woke up an it'd 
gone off. (Laughter) Jazz, I got 
a student here who evidently 
writes for the Washington Col- 
lege paper and he wants to 
know..." 

Charlie told Jazz what I was 
writing about, and Jazz began 
to relay names to me. First 
came those of the very famous 
performers whom Charlie had 
already named. Then came 
those of performers who are 
not famous but somehow more 
exemplary of their time 
because they are performers 
who faded with their time : 

Guitar Slim, whose single 
"The Things That I Used to 
Do" went to the top of the R&B 
charts in 1954; Etta James, 
who scored big that same year 
with her single, "Roll with Me 
Henry"; The Midnighters, who 
successive releases "Work 
with me Annie" and "Annie 
Had a Baby," upset more than 
a few parents in the 50's; and 
Bill Doggit, who took "Honky 
Tonk" to the top of the charts 
in 1956. 

The the names drifted into 



stories. 

"Who's that guy I paid for 
and he never showed up?" said 
Charlie to Jazz. "He only got as 
far as Washington D.C and we 
had a full house, (pause) Yeah. 
Len Hope, the man with the 
turban." 

They were lost in the past. I 
got the impression that Charlie 
and Jazz never really talk 
about the 1950's too often. Their 
stories were too fresh to have 
been told many times before. 

"Who was that?" Charlie 
continues, "The female 
vocalist that we had to cancel 
to the armory? (pause) Yeah. 
That night we had all the enter- 
tainers, (pause) Yeah. Faye 
Adams." (Faye Adams scored 
big in 1953 with "Shake A 
Hand.") 

After a few more minutes of 
this, the stories began to wind 
down, like they'd unconscious- 
ly accepted them as part of the 
long ago, as something not to 
be discussed too much, lest the 
beauty which time gives to 
memory be marred by 
overuse. 

Charlie and Jazz refuse to 
dwell on the past in this way. 
The 1950's are over, and they 
must live in the 1980's. Ap- 
propriately, as the conversa- 
tion closed, it turned back to 
the music of today. Jazz was 
booking a group to play that 
evening at James Methodist 
Church. 

"O.K. Jazz. What time's 
your singing tonight? Six 
o'clock? (pause) Good. How're 
tickets goin'? (pause) Good. 
Ya know I haven't got one yet? 
(pause) O.K. I'll check you out 
later." 

Charlie hung up and turned 
tome. 

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more of them than I would." 

And that comment seemed to 
sum up the entire story for me. 
No one, not even those respon- 
sible, think about the concerts 
too much. Remembering the 
1950's requires a lot of effort. 
It's surprising at first, but why 
shouldn't it require effort?" 

Charlie Graves and Jazz 
Johnson lived in a time that ig- 
nored them simply because 
they were black. The musi- 
cians that they brought lo 
Chestertown were not con- 
sidered artists; they were call- 
ed mere entertainers. They 
were not given coverage by 
The Kent County News or Toe 
Washington College Elm. 
Even today, Charlie Graves' 
contributions to Chestertown's 
history are ignored. In a torn 
which prides itself on its 
heritage, this is an injustice. 

Which is not to say that 
things haven't changed. Hurtl 
Deringer, the current editor of 
The Kent County News , wa» 
more than helpful. The Kent 
County Historical Society was 
very polite when they told rn< 
that they didn't know anything 
about Fats Domino playinf 
The Uptown Club. 

Somewhere along the line, 
though, mistakes have been 
made. We are willing " 
preserve and glorify the tracs 
of a culture which fought and 
won The Revolutionary War. 
but we are unwilling " 
remember and explore &* 
cultural conditions which i!' 
nited a social revolution in 1" 
1960's. 

Perhaps we don't explo" 
this culture because we af e 
afraid or our own complicity ij> 
the social crimes of that era. » 
we do not face our P a *' 
however, we will miss Ij* 
wonderful music which Chan" 
Graves brought to Chester 
town, and will be condemned 1 ' 
repeat the mistakes whSj 
have caused everyone to !fi 
nore it. ,. 

But Charlie Graves doesn' 
seem to mind that his * 
compiishments have been »s 
nored. He's too concerned * 
what's going on now. It seen? 
appropriate that this » ee : 
Charlie Graves had time foj 
newspaper that didn't na 
time for him thirty years ago- 



ber 12, 1986 



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Wild Goose Approaches 



by John Bodnar . 

Tradition and pride will be 
on the line this weekend when 
the shoremen basketball team 
shoots for their 10th con- 
secutive Wild Goose Classic 
Tournament championship ti- 

The Shoremen, who have 
ff0 n nine Wild Goose tour- 
naments in a row, have not on- 
ly dominated but have also 
played in some "nail bitting" 
g am es. Take for example, the 
1984 Wild Goose title game. A 
late field goal by Kurt Keller 
gave the shoremen a 76-74 vic- 
tory over Salisbury State. In 
1978, forward Doug Byrne 
tallied 52 points and 18 re- 
hounds to lead W.C. to another 
title. 

"The expectation level is 
high for the tournament, but 
we are not the type of team 
that's going to be over confi- 



''There's one 

thing to 

winning, 

but..." 



dent," said head Coach Fin- 
negan. "We've' wOn'nine wifd 
goose tournaments in a row. 
The players expect to win, and 
the coaches expect to win. 
There's one thing to winning, 
but there's another thing about 
winning consecutively." 

In the first round on Friday, 
December 12, the Shoremen (3- 
3) will host Wesley College (2- 
!), while Allegheny College (3- 
1) will play Juanita College (1- 
3}. The winners will play the 
championship Saturday after- 
noon. 

Said Coach Finnegan, 
"Wesley College has a good 
team. It should be a really tight 
taUgame. They have a good 
Program that includes a 6'9" 
«ter and a solid guard nam- 
ed Rich Davis." 

Wesley recently beat 
"ostburg College in over- 



time. An over-time loss to Lin- 
coln University, a one point 
loss to Salisbury State, and a 
80-76 defeat by Spring Gardens 
College of Philadelphia ac- 
count for their three losses. 

Allegheny College of Penn- 
sylvania should be a strong 
contender in the tournament. 
Allegheny was ranked in the 
pre-season top-twenty and is 
defending champion of the 
north Caost Athletic Con- 
ference. 

Finnegan added, "It's a fun 
tournament, we hope to get 
some support." The tourna- 
ment will benefit the co- 
sponsoring Optimist Club of 
Chestertown. 

In this week's action, the 
Shoreman lost a tough game to 
Division I University of 
Delaware (91-73) and lost (81- 
59) to conference rival. 
Widener University. 

"The team played hard in 
both games," said Coach Fin- 
negan. We hung in there 
against two really good clubs. 
Widener will probably be rank- 
ed in the top 10 for Division III 
when the N.C.A.A. polls come 
out in January" 

For the Shoremen, Steve 
Brody had 13 points, tour re- 
bounds and three steals, while 
Tim Keehan had 10 points and 
eight rebounds in the contest 
with Widener. 

Against Delaware, Tim 
Keehan had 20 points, Tom 
■McVan, l>3,d48 Points, and Andy 
Bauer had 15 points. Scott 
Jones chalked up six assists. 

W.C. rebounded with an 87-72 
victory over Gallaudet on 
Tuesday, December 9. It was a 
great team effort as five 
Shoremen scored in the double 
digits. Tom McVan had 15 
points, Steve Brody and Tim 
Keehan each had 14 points, 
Chris Jamke had 13 points and 
Andy Bauer had 10 points. 

Tim Keehan also snuck away 
with seven steals and Charles 
Duckett added five assists. 

"The game was a little 
physical," said Finnegan, "but 
it was a good win. I really ex- 
pected the game to be a lot 
closer. Gallaudet is a solid 
team, and had just revently 
won the Fredona tournament 
in New York. Last year we 
beat them in over-time." 



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The Year In Sports 



phololiy J M Frogomonl 



by Bill Beekman 

1986, like any other year, had 
its memorable moments. 
Here's a sampling of some of 
the players, teams, and events 
which make up the best and 
worst of the year's sport- 
sworld: 

Most Significant Event: 
Without a doubt, the cocaine- 
induced death of University of 
Maryland star Len Bias. This 
single tragedy brought 
upheaveal to the entire athletic 
department of Maryland, as 
well as spotlighting two of 
America's biggest problems- 
drugs and athletics in 
academia. 

Least Significant Event: The 
Kansas City Kings did come to 
Sacremento, but this year's 
least significant award goes to 
the USFL's announcement that 
they were cancelling the 1986- 
87 season. Three fans had to re- 
fund tickets. 

Biggest Upset: Three things 
come to mind- the American 
League winning the AllStar 
game, the Edmonton Oilers be- 
ing eliminated from the 
Stanley Cup Playoffs, and the 



Houston Astros winning 
anything. But don't forget 
those yachtsmen from New 
Zealand who are running all 
over our U.S. boys in the 
America's Cup. 

Biggest Controversy: Okay, 
forget the entire debacle tak- 
ing place at Maryland. This 
year's biggest controversy is 
whether Mike Scott was scuff- 
ing the ball. Was he? Naaah. 
The "Up-and-Comings" : Bills, 
Saints, Vikings, Eagles 
(NFL); Giants, Indians, 
Phillies, Rangers (MLB); 
Hawks, Bulls (NBA); Flames, 
Penguins, Maple Leafs (NHL). 
The "Fading Aways": 
Cowboys, Raiders, Jets (NFL); 
Dodgers, Orioles, Royals 
(MLB); Islanders, Sabres, 
Oilers (NHL); Sixers, Bucks 
(NBA). 

The "Real Things": N.Y. 
Giants, N.Y. Mets, L.A. Rams, 
Houston Rockets. 
Most Overrated: "Ref- 
rigerator" Perry and Jim 
McMahon; N.Y. Mets (Really, 
now, what do they have after 
their pitching?); Mario 
Lemiux; Edmonton Oilers 



Sho 'women Swimmers 



by Mike Jenkens 

On Saturday, December 6, 
the Sho-women Swim Team 
competed against Franklin 
and Marshall and 
Elizabethtown at 
EUzabethtown. According to 
Coach W. Dennis Berry, "the 
team swam quite well with 
regards to where we are at this 
part of the season." He is 
pleased with second year's 



team performance. 

Also Coach Berry stated, 
"It's important for us not to 
peak too early." Finally diver 
Alden Caldwell placed third in 
her last meet of the season. 

The Sho'women swim team 
will compete Saturday, 
December 13 at Dickinson. 
There the team will see 
"almost all the teams com- 
peting in the MAC champion- 
ships." 



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(They're good, but hardly in- 
vincible). 

Biggest Disappointment: No 
individual gets this, although 
many deserve it. This year's 
prize goes to one of those once- 
in-a-Haley's Comet oc- 
curances: No pennant races. 
Best Make-Up for a 
Disappointment: Both the 
American League and the Na- 
tional League Championship 
Series were outstanding, mak- 
ing up for the six months which 
preceded them. 
Biggest Surprise: The Boston 
Red Sox didn't choke until the 
World Series. 

Newest Advances: Instant 
replay (NFL); 3-point shot 
(NCAA); "We do not condone 
fighting" (NHL); Fiscal 
responsibility (MLB). ( 

Biggest Victory: Although he 
hasn't recovered yet, the fact 
that Dick Howser, who in July 
was found to have a malignant 
brain tumor, will be back to 
manage the K.C. Royals next 
year is quite an accomplish- 
ment. Stay tuned for more. 

Smallest Defeat: The NFL lost 
$3 for monopolizing profes- 
sional football; the USFL lost 
its existance. No loss either 
way here. 

Best Sports City: Boston 
(Celtics, Patriots, Red Sox) . 
Worst Sports City: (tie) 
Baltimore and Indianapolis. 
Baltimore floundered this year 
when the O's fell to last place 
and there was no other major 
league team to cheer. In- 
dianapolis had both the pacers 
and Colts. One of these would 
have qualified them for this 
list. 

Best Teams: The Perm State 
Nittany Lions and hte Miami 
Hurricaines will make their 
bids on January 2. As for the 
pros, the Chicago Bears, 
Boston Celtics, and New York 
Mets easily outclassed 
everyone else. 

Worst Team: There are a lot ot 
bad ones, but my vote for wors' 
team goes to the Indianapoli, 
Colts (Count On Losing This 
Sunday). 



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THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



December 12, 



IS 



ARTS/ 



Celebrating Christmas In Carols 



Celebrating Christmas 
wouldn't be much fun without 
carols, and keeping with the 
holiday spirit the music 
department will present a pro- 
gram of seasonal music. 
British composer Benjamin 
Britten's well-known A 
Ceremony of Carols will be 
presented at the Washington 
College Community Concert 
Choir's annual Christmas con- 
cert on Saturday. They will 
also sing a set of Renaissance 
Christmas motets and twen- 
tieth century carols. 



Britten composed his work in 
1942 for boys' choir and harp. It 
is a cycle of carols set to 
medieval and sixteenth cen- 
tury poems, framed by the 
plainsong antiphon from the 
Christmas Eve Vespers, 
"Hodie christus natus ets." 
"This is a very popular piece," 
explained the choir director, 
Professor Kathy Mills. 

"There has always been a 
choir, there has always been a 
Christmas concert," said 
Mills. In previous years the 
choir has toured in Europe 



and participated in the Mon- 
treal exposition. Usually the 
concert is held at a local 
church, but this year the 
twenty-seven singers will per- 
form for the first time in Nor- 
man James Theatre. 

The choir combines student 
and community talent. Former 
students often participate. 
"There are lots of people who 
sang when they were here," 
said Mills. "It's a good social 
situation for students and older 
people to work together 



towards a common goal." This 
year Chestertown residents 
Kathleen Bennett and Cecilia 
Everitt represent the com- 
munity. Student soloists are 
Laura Brown, Deirdre Derbis, 
Jennifer Leach, and 
Christopher Brower. Professor 
Garry E. Clarke accompanies 
the choir on piano. 

The Concert Choir invites the 
public to enjoy this free holiday 
season concert at 8:00 p.m. 
Afterwards there will be a 
reception in the faculty lounge. 



Philip Glass ShattersThe Song Barrier 



by Jeremiah Foster 
Philip Glass is at the 
vanguard of modern classical 
music. His most recent album 
In Liquid Days combines 
several songwriters and 
singers who work in conjunc- 
tion with Glass to explore 
America's most popular 
musical medium - the song. 
David Byrne and Laurie 
Anderson both have composi- 
tions that appear on the album. 

Glass' music has been used 
in opera before, specifically in 
Einstein on the Beach but it 
has never been adapted to 
popular song. In Liquid Days 
must be viewed in context with 
Glassworks because they are 
stylistically similar and Glass 
is developing ideas in In Li- 
quid Days that are tangential 
to Glassworks . 

Philip Glass' style in both 
records is repetitive and in- 
cremental. Small and subtle 
changes in linear harmony are 
repeated to create an odd sym- 



metry. The harmonic move- 
ment in the separate voices is 
connected. The voices, (alto, 
soprano, bass, etc.) move in 
small steps and then stay in a 
sort of holding pattern while 
the other notes ascend or des- 



In one composition from 
Glassworks , the horns, syn- 
thesizer and piano outline the 
theme of the composition in a 
fairly slow, methodical man- 
ner. Very soon, at the beginn- 
ing to the song, the tempo is 



"Philip Glass is at 
the vanguard of 

modern classical music. " 



cend. The focus is centered on 
the movement or lack of move- 
ment and the monolithic 
tapestry of the compositions. 
Glass creates a fluid stream of 
tone and timbre, the syn- 
thesizer matching the French 
horns or strings while the piano 
is usually responsible for both 
the establishment of theme and 
rhythm. 

The change in rhythm is in- 
tegral to Glass' compositions. 




shifted from slow to fast and 
then shifted again to a tempo 
moving nearly at the speed of 
light. The tempo is so quick 
that one has to listen very 
carefully to hear the theme 
restated. Superimposed on top 
of this is the slow tempo of the 
horns creating a sort of 
dichotomy between tempos 
while the timbre and incre- 
ment outline this dichotomy 
and hold the composition 
together. 



Waiting 

For Godot 

Planned For 

Next Friday. 



Plan a dramatic ending for 
the semester. Go to see 
Waiting For Godot The first 
act of this play will be perform- 
ed by drama students next Fri- 
day. 



The plot of Samuel Beckett's 
play is simple enough. It is 
about waiting . . and waiting. 
Waiting for Godot, to be exact. 
Vladimir (Cindy Curley) and 
Estragon (Gina Braden) do 
this waiting, interrupted only 
by Potso (John McDanolds), 
Lucky (Ryder Daniels) and 
Godot's messenger (Dean 
Hebert). The set is as stark as 
the plot, with only a mound of 
dirt and a tree for the 
characters to lounge on. 



Join the wait in Tawes 
Theatre at 8:00 p.m. Seating 
will be on stage. 



The most recent album does 
not realize Glass' desire to 
assimilate the separate worlds 
of song and composition. The 
lyrics are done in the same 
contemporary, unpretentious 
style as the music but the end 
result seems contrived and 
doesn't fit. The vocalists are 
exceptional, The Roches and 
Linda Ronstadt both put in 
great performances but the 
songs are too separate from 
the music. The movement and 
arrangement of the pieces 
tends to over emphasize the 
music, leaving the lyrics to 
float on the surface of the 
music. At times the lyricist is 
to blame, for example the 
piece by Byrne is somewhat 
vapid and too light hearted for 
the serious music. Laurie 
Anderson's piece is somewhat 
taken out of context and the 
mystery ai.d humor is lost. 

Glass is clearly a modern 
master but In Liquid Days 
does not show his exceptional 
compositional skills as 
Glassworks does. 



Campus 
Calendar 

FRIDAY 12 
Last day of classes 

Basketball 

Wild Goose Classic 

6:00 & 8p.m. 

Chesapeake College 

The Constitution at 200: 

The Perils and Promise 

of the Third Century 

William Reynolds, 

speaker 

Kent Humanities Buildine 

7:30 p.m. 6 



SATURDAYS 
Reading day for exams 

Basketball 
Wild Goose Classic 
Cain Athletic Center, 3 : o 
p.m. 

The Music Department 

Ceremony of Carols 

Norman James Theatre 

8:00 p.m. 

Swimming 
at Dickinson 

Christmas in 

Historic Chestertown 

A tour of historical 

and architectural C-town. 

Tickets $10. 778-0866 

Choral Arts Society 

Christmas Concert: 

Vivaldi's "Magnificent" 

Christ Episcopal Church 

Easton, 8:00p.m. 

$3 students 



SUNDAY 14 

Midnight Breakfast 

Dining Hall 

MONDAY 15 
Final exams begin 

SATURDAY 20 
Christmas Holiday Begins 




'Hie Washington College Music Dcpanmcnl presents 

EREMONY 

OF 

|CAROLS 

by Benjamin Britten 

COLLEGE COMMUNITY CONCERT CHOIR 

Kailitcen Mills. Director 



Garry E. Claixe. Piano 

Kathleen Bennett. Laura Brown, Chistopher Brower, 

Deirdre Derbis, Cecelia Evenit, and Jennifer .xach, Soloist 



Saturday, December 13, 1986 
8:00 p.m. 

JAMES THEATRE * CHESTERTOWN 
WASHINGTON COLLEGIi 



The 



Washington College Elm 



Founded 1930 



Volume 58, Number 14 



Chestertown, Maryland 21620 



Friday, January 23, 1987 



Tuition Hike 
In The Works 



by Audra M. Phflippon 
'During the last two years, 
_j College has been under 
Severe financial pressure - a li- 
quidity crunch, it's called," ex- 
plained President Douglas 
Cater. 

Dr. Martin Kabat, finance of- 
ficer, explained that crunch's 
effect on students: "I think 
we're going to have to raise tui- 
tioni but no one can really 
speculate how much until the 
entire budget is prepared and 
we see bow much it's going to 
cost to run the College." 



"We're going to 
have to raise tuition, 
but no one can 

speculate 
how much..." 

"A college must stay com- 
petitive in faculty salaries, in 
its services to students, make 
additions, maintain and im- 
prove its physical plant ... and 
1 think we're finding we'll need 
to increase tuition" to do that, 
said Kabat. Washington Col- 
lege, along with other institu- 
tions in the area, are discuss- 
ing tuition increases between 5 
ad 15% for next year, explain- 
ed Kabat. 

Student expenses for the 
1986-87 year total $10,820. Even 
a maximum fifteen percent in- 
crease would keep total ex- 
Prases under $12,500 for 1987- 
tt> "and that is still low corn- 
Pared to other schools like us," 
aided KabaL 

> fact, Clint Baer, Institu- 
B«nal Researcher for the Col- 
le Se, concludes that 



Washington College charges 
about $1,000 less than schools 
our size in the Maryland 
region. For example, while 
WC's tuition is currently $7660, 
Gettysburg's is $9425, Franklin 
and Marshall's is $10,200, 
Goucher charges $8955, and 
Western Maryland charges 
$7990. 

Nationally, Washington Col- 
lege compares its costs to those 
of 87 other similar institutions 
chosen by Cambridge 
Associates. WC is ranked only 
sixth from the bottom as the 
most inexpensive. 
_ "As the New York Times 
says, we are a 'Best Buy' in 
higher education," said Cater, 
"and our goal is to keep the lid 
on tuition." According to Vice- 
President Gene Hessey, 
students' tuition covers 54 per- 
cent of the educational and 
general budget; the rest of the 
College's revenue is pulled 
from Endowment earnings, 
gifts, state funding, and 
various fund-raising efforts. 

Baer also noted that more 
than half the students atten- 
ding Washington College 
receive financial aid. Kabat 
assured, "When we raise tui- 
tion, we know we'll have to 
raise financial aid, too." 

"It's really a combination of 
complex analysis and soul- 
searching .. What can we fairly 
ask students to pay?" said 
Kabat. "The budget is really a 
big puzzle, and tuition is just 
one piece. We look at all the 
pieces to figure out how to fit 
them together," he explained. 

The preliminary puzzle sket- 
ches will be presented to the 
Board of Visitors and Gover- 
nors at their February 21 
meeting. Final budgetary deci- 
sions are not made, however, 
until late in the spring. 




pholobv.J M. Fianomui" 

This scene of pristine whiteness didn't last past the early morning as legions of students hit the powder for an all 
day — and all night — snow party. 

Surgeon To Visit Campus 



by Tony Cali giuri 

Practical, economical, and 
ethical issues in modern health 
care will be the focus of 
Woodrow Wilson Fellow Dr. 
Jack Cole during his week long 
visit to Washington College 
February 1-6. 

Dr. Cole, who served as 
chairman of the department of 
Surgery, director of the divi- 
sion of oncology, and director 
of the Yale Comprehensive 
Cancer Center during his 
twenty-year tenure at the Yale 
University School of Medicine, 
will offer three public presen- 
tations, participate in several 
classes and meet with in- 
dividual students. 



A lecture on "Caring for the 
Terminally 111" is being 
highlighted, which will take 
place on Wednesday, February 
4, at 8:00 p.m. in the Norman 
James Theatre. In addition. 
Dr. Cole will give an informal 
presentation on "The Role of 
Humanities in Medical Educa- 
tion" on Tuesday, February 3, 
at 4:00 p.m. in the O'Neill 
Literary House. 

On Thursday, February 5, at 
4:00 p.m. in the Sophie Kerr 
Room of the Miller Library, 
Dr. Cole will discuss "What is 
good Health Care?: A Com- 
parison of the United States 
and Great Britain." Dr. Cole 
will also be joining several 
chemistry, biology, physics, 



and philosophy classes. 

Before holding a faculty posi- 
tion at Yale, Dr. Cole was ap- 
pointed Chief of Surgery at 
Philadelphia General Hospital 
and at Yale-New Haven. He 
has applied his experience and 
expertise on numerous task 
forces, committees, and 
organizations studying such 
issues as cancer, health in- 
surance, geriatrics, and 
medical education. Dr. Cole's 
primary areas of interest and 
expertise lie in the history and 
practice of surgery, cancer, 
medical education, medical 
ethics, and medical economics. 

"I'm delighted to visit a 
basically liberal arts college," 
continued on page 4 



SGA To Investigate Student Affairs Office 



by Audra M. Philippon 
roe SGA announced Monday 
~ e "formation of a commis- 
si to examine the increasing 
rjjdent concerns regarding the 
i™<* of Student Affairs," ac- 
rjhng to the SGA's press 
^jase mailed to The Elm, the 
J™*, and the Kent County 

In the release, SGA president 
^s Doherty explained, "the 
r^ent body has been fed up 
5 years over how the Office of 
J™ent Affairs has been run, 
J* the time has come for Stu- 
jj"*tt Government to uncover 
[.* questionable practices of 
«*■ who run that office." 
'his is something I've been 

"■Kerned about for a long 



time," said Doherty. Secretary 
Chris Foley, who chairs the 
new commission, agreed, 
"There have been a lot of com- 
plaints to the senate" regar- 
ding the Student Affairs Office, 
including fraternities losing 
their housing, housing in 
general, and specific decisions 
of the student deans in 
disciplinary actions. 

Foley is presently gathering 
members for the task force 
from the senate and the leader- 
ship council. The press release 
states that the committee will 
issue a campus-wide question- 
naire to gauge student opinion 
of Student Affairs. Also, the 
SGA's task force plans to in- 
vestigate "how housing deci- 



sions are made" and to "deter- 
mine the contents of student 
'files' which are maintained by 
the Deans of Students." Resi- 
dent assistant selection, the 
deans' personalities, and their 
role in the student judiciary 
were also mentioned by Foley 
as topics of concern. 

The commission hopes to 
complete its investigations by 
mid-February in order to pre- 
sent its findings to the Board of 
Visitors and Governors at its 
February meeting. At that 
time. President Douglass 
Cater intends to invite a 
trustee of the Board to follow- 
up the inquiry into Student Af- 
fairs if so desired. 

When asked to comment on 



the SGA's task force, Dean continued, "I've never had the 
Maureen Mclntire said, "This feeling that people 'have been 
is the first I've heard of it." She continued on page 4 



INSIDE: 

Student profile Profile p. 4 

Yearbook Problems P-5 

Tom Larsen P-6 

off the cuff P-7 

Basketball Success p.8 

Music in '86 P-l 2 



Page 2 



THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



January 23, 190, 



OPINION 



Editorial 



Task Force?! 



Once again the S.G.A. Is back In the ring battling the forces of 
darkness on this campus that have dedicated themselves to 
undercutting student rights. Monday night, after the first Senate 
meeting of the semester, the S.G.A. sent a "press release" to The 
Elm and other publications announcing the formation of a 
"TASK FORCE" to investigate what they revealed to be the 
newest member of the conspiracy — the Office of Student Affairs. 

"The student body has been fed up for years over how the Of- 
fice of Student Affairs has been run, and the time has come for 
Student Government to uncover the questionable practices of 
those who run that office" was the pre-investlgation verdict an- 
nounced by President Chris Doherty. The release, which is a 
superb example of how not to launch an investigation, then went 
on to insult our intelligence by quoting Secretary cum lawman 
Foley as saying "we intend to be fair during our investigation..." 

One of the things the TASK FORCE has on its agenda ac- 
cording to the press release is "to determine the contents of stu- 
dent 'files' which are maintained by the Dean of Students." The 
fact that any student may see his or her file and its most rudimen- 
tary informational contents seems to have been forgotten. The 
only confidential thing about any student's file is the question- 
naire parents are asked to fill out (they are told that it will be 
kept confidential) about their son or daughter to allow for room- 
mate compatibility. Then again, maybe your mom is a subver- 
sive too. 

If you're wondering who is going to monitor the S.G.A. 's TASK 
FORCE to ensure that it Is as "fair" as Foley claims it will be, 
well, so are we. Who's to say that after these investigators have 
finished running around in their Ray Bans, flashing their Dick 
Tracy credentials and getting to the bottom of things, they won't 
manage to somehow skew the results so that the injustices that 
they seem so sure exist are revealed to be "true." 

Legitimate and impartial participation from outside the 
organization is something the S.G.A. must obviously arrange for 
if they expect the results of the TASK FORCE to have any more 
value than a roll of institutional toilet paper. Inherent in this is 
the S.G.A. acknowledging that their ability to conduct an 
"investigation" is questionable at best. The "press release" 
distributed this week has already demonstrated an ignorance of 
the basics of such proceedings. 

Perhaps the Office of Student Affairs does need to be in- 
vestigated. Students — ones, in particular, who know what they 
are doing — should certainly be a part of such an effort. This 
however, is an endeavor for the Board of Visitors and Governors 
to organize and oversee, not Student Government. 



The 



Washington College Elm 



Editors 

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Managers 

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 



Editorial Was 
Biased 



To The Editor: 

As a member of the Student 
Judicial Board, I would like to 
address the "Anonymous 
Justice?" article printed on 
December 12. First, The Elm 
should be commended for its 
apology to the students whose 
names were included in the list 
of cases handled by the SJB. 
However, your interpretation 
of the Student Judicial Board's 
purposes have been 
misconstrued. 

The SJB was established to 
protect student rights at 
Washington College, if only 
this campus would recognize 
that fact. One of the reasons for 
the SJB's existence is to en- 
force the protection of student 
rights as stated in the Buckley 
amendment. But, you say that 
the Buckley law is not true and 
as a result, the SJB should not 
exist. 

Your "example" of an 
apology letter is demeaning 
and tasteless. The statement 
"the real judicial proceedings 
is something that they (the 
SJB) just aren't prepared to 
deal with," offends me. The 
work we do is important in 
maintaining order and setting 
standards for this campus. It is 
unfair that we are mocked for 
rightfully enforcing campus 
rules. Also, the term 
"kangaroo court" is an insult. 
We investigate cases fully, get 
the facts, and follow all judicial 
proceedings in order to settle 
disputes. Unlike you, we are 
fair, and above all, we are un- 
biased. 

In the future, research your 
ideas before slapping garbage 
journalism into the paper. If 
you must insist on making a 
mockery of judicial pro- 
ceedings, then sit down with 
the picture of Judge Wapner 
(included on page eight), and 
watch "People's Court." 



If your intention was to of- 
fend the SJB, you have done a 
terrific job. Maybe in the 
future, you will understand 
what the Student Judicial 
Board stands for, especially if 
we are called to defend your 
rights!! 

Sincerely; 

Mike Jenkens 

Investigator, 

Student Judicial Board 



No Lines 



To The Editor: 

In the past three and a half 
years, I have come to accept 
the fact that waiting in lines is 



a part of being a student ; 
Washington College, as is pro- 
bably true at most any college. 
I remember having to reserve 
a good part of the first day my 
freshman year for registering 
and buying books. That all too 
vivid memory is why I would 
like -to tell the bookstore and 
the business and registrar's of- 
fices how much their efforts 
this semester were ap- 
preciated. The changes you 
made were obviously very suc- 
cessful, cutting the wait in line 
from hours down to minutes. 
Thank you and all of your 
employees who worked over- 
time. 

Ally son Tunney 



FOR IrrtDIATE RELEASf 

CHESTERrowrl. rw- January 19. 1986- the Student Government 
Association of Washington College announced today the formation of a 
commission 10 e»arnine lue increasing student concerns regarding the 
Office of Student Affairs at Washington College The SG A las* Force or 
Student Affairs will report Us firnJings to the SGA in lime for (he 
February meeting of the Boaro or visitors ana Governors of Washington 
College 

The chairman o( the SGA Tail. Forte will MCrrlstopher Foley, a junl 
majoring ihhistory at the College, and current Secretary of the SGA in 
announcing the apooiniment of Foley to tnispost. SGA President 
Qrulopher Doherty commented that, 'the student oody has Deen fed up 
years over how the Office ol Student Affairs has been run, and \to time 
has come for Student Government to uncover the ouestlonaot* practices 
those who nji that of flee * 

The activities which the Tas* Force will undertake will include a 
campus- wide questionnaire to gauge student opinion on the Office of 
Student Affairs, and an investigation into now housing decisions re mi 
at the College Also, the Task Force intends to determine toe contents i 
student •files - which are maintained by the Deans of Students 

Secretary Foley, commenting on the oejecttves of the Task Force, 
stated." This is a necessary act ion for SGA to undertake We intend to b 
fair during our Investigation, am we hope to deliver the facts to the 
student body as soon as eosslBle ' 



9 



APPLICATION FOR 
GRADUATION 

Any senior enrolling for the Spring term, who did 
not apply for graduation in the Fall, and who ex- 
pects to complete all requirements for the degree 
by May 1987, please come to the Office of the 
Registrar as soon as possible to take care of this 
matter. 



Lua ryjg, 1987 



THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



Page 3 



Lower Costs Are Why I'm Here 



Good afternoon, Washington College 
-tudents. I hope you are seated and in a 
Relatively stable mood, for the news I 
u^g you is not pleasant. If you 
remember, our school was recently 



given 



a check-up by the Middle States 



Association interim visiting team. This 
organization looks over the happenings 
»( the entire school, from academic 
programs to retirement plans for 
teachers. The usual recommendations 
ff ere made in those areas, and no 
drastic changes will be made. However 
the bombshell I hereby drop into your 
respective laps is this suggestion by the 
jlSA: "(A tuition increase) substan- 



tially higher than the present rate of in- 
flation." 

An Economic professor I am not, but 
I need no degree in finance to interpret 
this statement as a bum deal for me 
and my parents' bank accounts. But 

Ken Haltom 



that's only the beginning. This wonder- 
ful committee also thinks that because 
less than half of us are on financial aid, 
that we (all being oil magnates) won't 
mind this increase!!!! I'm sorry if 



lunch doesn't taste so good now, but I 
feel we really need to discuss this. 

Washington College is, no doubt, a 
great school. We also get good, strong, 
academic programs, and our teachers 
are among the best. However, the MSA 
feels Washington College is "undersell- 
ing its product." Since when is intellec- 
tual accomplishment a mere 
"product"? The beauty of this school is 
that its superior programs in 
academics and cultural affairs do not 
cost a student nearly as much as other 
private colleges. That's one of the main 
reasons I'm enrolled here, no doubt the 
same reason for many of you as well. 



Our college stands apart from most 
other schools. Its small size, ideal loca- 
tion and the tremendous benefits from 
going here are unparalleled by other 
schools in this part of the country The 
tuition we now pay is a large one, some 
could argue too large. The issue is not 
the present tuition, however, it is the 
fact that the MSA urges our school's 
leaders to raise the tuition "substan- 
tially." It is extremely ironic to hear 
the MSA predict that Washington Col- 
lege has a "bright future." How sad 
and ironic it is that some of us will not 
be able to afford that future. 

Ken Haltom is a sophomore 



Is A Year At Washington College Worth 
ISoU-Cj I Substantially More Than The Current 



$10,820 Annual Cost? 










M 



' ja 



Jennifer Leach 
Senior 

Silver Spring, Maryland 

"Although I think I am 
getting a good education, 
and I do understand that 
the costs of running the 
school are high, I would 
strongly object to a large 
tuition increase, unless a 
lot more was done to pro- 
vide financial aid to those 
students who need it, but 
might not show that on 
paper." 



tf 



Joseph Koch 

Freshman 

Fladdenf ield, New Jersey 

"Coming to this school is 
one of the best decisions 
I've ever made. I like my 
classes and have met some 
good friends. If a tuition in- 
crease changes this school, 
it could chase away people 
who could afford the in- 
crease along with those 
who can't. Those who can 
afford the increase may 
not want the type of school 
the administration is try- 
ing to create." 



$ ft ft 



Alistair Paget 

Freshman 

Baltimore, Maryland 

"The logic behind a 
substantial increase in the 
tuition worries me. The ad- 
ministration seems to 
think that raising the cost 
of the school will produce a 
better school by that act 
alone. One of the good 
points of Washington Col- 
lege is its wide range of 
students, many of whom 
would be adversely af- 
fected by higher tuition. 



Wendy Friedman 

Sophomore 

Baltimore, Maryland 

"A Washington College 
education is worth more to 
me than any dollar value. 
Nevertheless, some 
families that do not receive 
financial aid may have 
trouble affording more 
than is presently required; 
to lose such students would 
be regrettable." 



Wendy Snow 

Freshman 

Cumberland, Maryland 

"As far as a strong 
education goes, I feel that 
a degree from Washington 
College would be worth the 
extra money. Looking at- 
this practically, however, 
the majority of the 
students here will be 
unable to afford the tuition 
Increase and it will do 
more harm for the school 
than good." 



Campus Voices 



by Michele Baize 



Major Increase Can Be Justified 



Last year the 1959 painting "Out the 
"Mow," an avant-garde masterpiece 
"J »e still active Jasper Johns, sold for 
WOOO.OO at Sotheby's Auction house 
"■wndon. Isn't that a bit excessive for 
, 'Wared off parchment destined to 
|*"e °n the wall ? The person or institu- 
n who purchased the painting ob- 
ou % didn't think so. Neither do the 
"nous other art afficionados, in- 
ky i and museum s who hold works 
L, per John S- They've realized 
^nomenal gains for their insights. 
! " ,% has 



importantly our culture nas 
oriei ed tne value m a Jas Per Johns 
1,55: otherwise the bidding 
s ~™' be so stellar. 

Eh™ to a work ot art > the U.S. 
tluav f, ducati onal system, which In- 
to, „ Washington College and over 
serve* coUe S es an d universities, 
*atte r If an ""vestment vehicle. No 
Was i one measures it, i.e. in 
htenLt monet ary, spirtual, moral or 
«eaj». ST *™, college is still a 

""» to a higher end. However, a key 



difference in investing in a $40,000 col- 
lege education over a $40,000 painting 
by an unproven artist is that the 
cultural value has already been confer- 
red in a college education. Statistically, 
our society places the greenest college 
graduate leagues above his high school 
counterpart in salary and social posi- 
tion. A college education is not only an 
extremely affordable, highly ap- 
preciable investment but is also prac- 
tically risk free. 

However, assuming most all 
undergraduate schools offer a stan- 
dardized educational package, such as 
a basic liberal arts curriculum, a 
library, room and board, etc.; how 
would Washington College justify in- 
creasing "student tuition at rates 
substantially in excess of the rate of in- 
flation?" What's to keep them from 
charging a tuition of $15,000 a year? Ab- 
solutely nothing. They key lies in the 
school's potential value in relation to 
their present value. 

Since President Cater's arrival five 



years ago, Washington College has 
undergone a fundamental and highly 
visible inhancement. Admissions is 
more competitive, student 
demographics has expanded, the 
budget has been balanced and uniquely 
attractive academic programs such as 
the O'Neill Literary House have been 
successfully implemented. 



John Richards 



True, there is room for improve- 
ment. However, the past five years 
have proven the college is committed 
to becoming an exemplary model of 
higher education. The school's reputa- 
tion is no longer static, but growing 
dramatically with a promising future. 
Even a major increase in the tuition 
can be justified, when linked to the 



value of a promising future. As the 
Middle States Asociation of Schools and 
Colleges interim visiting team advised 
during their visit last October, 
Washington College is "underselling its 
product." Furthermore, a higher tui- 
tion is needed to continually fund the 
school's educational commitment. 

For those who would argue that it's 
impossible to place a fair price on 
education, it should make no difference 
whether the tuition was $10 or $100,000. 
For the rest, the present price may 
seem steep at present, but is a small 
sacrifice when compared with the 
potential for overwhelming future 
gains. Chances are good that the 
squared-off, suitable for hanging par- 
chment we call a diploma (the only 
tangible evidence of your Washington 
College tenure), may be worth substan- 
tially more than a Jasper John's pain- 
ting and in far less time. 

John Richards is a senior majoring in 
Economics 



Page 4 



THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



January 23 J lo a . 



Woodrow Wilson Fellow To Visit 



continued from page 1 
said Dr. Cole during a 
telephone interview. "I think 
the stereotypical pre-med ma- 
jor is a nuisance; a broader 
education is needed. Spending 
most of the time cramming in 
chemistry, biology, and 
physics can end up short- 
changing the student," said 
Dr. Cole when asked about 
possible drawbacks for a pre- 
med student in a liberal arts at- 



mosphere. 

Washington College is the 
ninth college that Dr. Cole has 
visited since becoming involv- 
ed in the Woodrow Wilson 
Fellowship Program. For the 
last ten years, has brought suc- 
cessful professionals to the 
campuses of 174 small liberal 
arts colleges around the coun- 
try. Washington College is now 
participating in the program 
for its second year. 

"A visitor such as Dr. Cole 



presents a great opportunity 
for students planning on enter- 
ing a related preofession to 
gain expert insights and make 
valuable connections," said 
Junior Biology Major Janet 
Szabo, who has been involved 
in much of the planning for Col- 
e's upcoming visit. 

Any student interested in 
joining Dr. Cole for lunch or 
meeting with him individually 
can contact Janet Szabo at ext. 
455, or contact Dean Berry. 



Birthday Ball Plans Underway 



Student Body Profile 



Nearly 1000 freshmen applied to Washington College for 
the Fall 1S86 semester: 670 of them were accepted; 24o 
enrolled. The figures below reflect the Fall 1986-87 
semester enrollment. 

Full-time students = 772 Semester avg. GPA = 2.592 

male = 397 male semester avg. GPA = 2.494 

female = 375 female semester avg. GPA = 2.697 

combined avg . SAT score = 1000 

Parttime students = 70 



by Mike Jenkens 
Preparations are underway 
for the annual Washington Col- 
lege Birthday Ball, scheduled 
for February 21. 

Tradition of years past will 
be carried on as the Cain Gym- 
nasium is decorated with 
lights, balloons, murals, and 
gazeboes to the theme of "An 
Evening in Paris." The theme 
will add many new decorations 
and a special atmosphere to 
the black tie affair. The gym 
ceiling will be decked with 
streamers and balloons while 
the theme will be enhanced by 
replicas of the Eiffel tower or 
the Arc de Triomphe. 

Washington College will be 
introduced to the sounds of 



Bing Miller and his sixteen- 
piece orchestra; the change in 
musical entertainment is ex- 
pected to encourage more of 
the college community Lo at- 
tend. 

Members of each class are 
encouraged to get involved 
with all aspects of the prepara- 
tions. Set-up and clean-up ac- 
tivities especially need student 
support. Any assistance pro- 
vided would be greatly ap- 
preciated by the freshman 
class and the college communi- 
ty. 

Tickets will be available at 
the Student Affairs Office by 
February 1. The price wil be 
$15 per student couple, $25 for 
faculty, staff, and administra- 
tion; $40 for alumni, friends, 



and others; $100 for patrons; 
and $150 for sustaining 
patrons. The proceeds from the 
ball will be contributed to a full 
scholarship fund established 
by the freshman class. 

Minimizing costs and en- 
couraging student participa- 
tion are the freshmen class* 
main goals for the event. So 
far, the class has been pleased 
with the progress made. If 
there are any questions or in- 
terested volunteers, feel free to 
contact Mike Jenkins, 
freshman class president, at 
778-9855. The freshman class 
sincerely hopes that George 
Washington's Birthday Con- 
vocation and Ball will be 
among your plans for the next 
few weeks. 



# students living 
on-campus = 520 
tf students living 
off-campus = 260 



ft students on AP = 68 
!/ students on Dean's List = 123 



H transfers arrived for Spring 87 = 8 

# students who transferred or withdrew from WC 

in Fall 86 = N/A 

Countries represented in student body: 



United States 


Belgium 


Jordan 


Spain 


Trinidad 


West Germany 


France 


Guatemala 


Switzerland 


Sweden 


South Africa 


India 


Bermuda 


Korea 


Mexico 


Denmark 


Canada 


Peru 


Great Britain 


Australia 



# Maryland residents 
Baltimore County) 



409 (the most contributed by 



students in Greek organizations : » females = N/A 
* males = N/A 



SGA Task Force Investigates Student Deans 



continued from page 1 
fed up for years' about us ... I 
would hope that students at 
least feel we maintain a fair of- 
fice." 

Commission chairman Foley 
anticipates a large return on 
his questionnaire though, 
"because of the number of 
complaints brought before the 
SGA and the abnormally large 
number of cases heard by the 
SJB last semester. It signifies 
the need or desire for informa- 
tion," he explained. 

According to the student 
deans, the "files" referred to 
in the SGA's press release con- 
tain the following items: the 
roommate questionnaire and 
the general information sheet 
filled out when a student is ac- 
cepted by the College, the con- 
fidential information sheet 
completed by parents upon ac- 
ceptance, any personal com- 
munications that a student 



may have had with the deans 
(e.g. room change request, 
notes written to excuse 
absence from class, personal 
recommendations), and any 
forms regarding disciplinary 
action taken against the stu- 
dent. Every student has the 
right to view his own file. No 
one other than the two student 
deans has access to student 
files. 

According to Dean Ed Max- 
cy, "all student records are 
destroyed upon graduation," 
except any that involve how a 
student may be located should 
the Alumni Association or Ad- 
missions be interested in con- 
tacting him. 

Dorm senators first heard 
about the task force's forma- 
tion at Monday's senate 
meeting, said Foley. At the 
meeting, "he (Doherty) gave 
us a laundry list about what he 
thought was wrong with Stu- 



dent Affairs," said Worcester 
senator Christine Fischer. 
Raising tuition, unfair 
disciplinary actions, and cer- 
tain individuals on the College 
payroll were included in that 
list, explained Fischer. 

"No one objected to the idea 
of the task force," said Reid 
senator Erika DelPriore. "I 
just didn't see any reason for 
(Doherty's) opinion to be in the 
press release." DelPriore 
remarked, however, that 
"Doherty then told us that his 
opinion was not up for the 



senate's approval ! " 

Rob Alexander, senator from 
Dorchester, argued on the 
other hand "It's just a press 
release. It's the same thing 
that AP or UPI puts out - it 
doesn't need to be approved by 
the senate. All it means is that 
we've formed a committee, 
and we're concerned." 

Doherty said, "The senate 
agreed on every line in the 
release except my comments. I 
included my comments 
because as SGA president I 
think I have insights into cer- 



tain areas ... I am just reflec- 
ting an opinion a lot of studenls 
hold." 

Below the president's com- 
ment in the press release was 
the following statement from 
Foley: ' This is a necessar; 
action for SGA to undertake. 
We intend to be fair during our 
investigation, and we hope It 
deliver the facts to the student 
body as soon as possible." Id 
response, Maxcy hoped "I 
would like to believe that (the 
task force) has the students' 
and the College's best interests 
at heart." 



Students Win At Stock Game 



Looking for a 
Summer Job? 

The Washington College Summer Con- 
ference Program is accepting applications 
for its 1987 Summer Program, from May 
19 through August 22, with a minimum of 
22 hours weekly. Positions are: 
waiters/waitresses, serving line, 
dishroom, laundry, and student center. 
For more information or to pick up an ap- 
plication, see Jeff DeMoss or Sharon 
Crew. 

APPLY NOW- 
LIMITED OPENINGS AVAILABLE. 



During the fall semester 
twenty-five Washington Col- 
lege teams participated in a 
ten-week stock market simula- 
tion game. The game, which is 
sponsored by the Investment 
Club, the Business Manage- 
ment Department, the 
Washington College Center for 
Economic Education, and 
Legg Mason, allows players to 
trade stocks listed on the New 
York and American Stock Ex- 
changes using $100,000 in com- 
puter money. Computer prin- 
touts showing the current 
value of each team's portfolio 
are provided weekly. Winning 
teams are awarded cash 
prizes. 

Last semester's first place 
team included Beth Munder, 
Amy Malkus, and Mark 
Malkus. At the end of the ten- 
week period, their stocks were 
worth $109,801. Charlotte Post, 
Ziad Abujaber, and Frank 
Davis belonged to the second 
place winning team. Their 
team's stocks were valued at 
$105,054. Stocks of the third 
place team totaled $103,973. 
Members included Tracy 




phoiobyJ M FrW""*' 

Investment Broker George E. Mclaughlin of Legg Mason Wood Wal* 6 ' 
Inc., and Dr. Michael S. Malone. Chairman of the Business Manag 8 " 
ment, pose with some of the student winners of the stockmarket ga^ 6 
The first place team received a $150 cash reward for increasing t he " 
$100,000 computer money investment to more than $109,000. 

Smith, Roshen Koshy, and 
Luke Short. The first, second, 
and third place teams received 
checks for $150, $100, and $50 
respectively. 

According to Dr. Malone, the 
stock market game can be 



played again this spring Ms* 
ning February 27. Indiyio"* 
and team players must si|" ™j 
to play by February & 
stockmarket registration f»"" 
will be sent to all Washing 1 "" 
College st udents. 



Jan uary 23, 1987 



THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



Page 5 



Yearbook Suffers From Uncooperative Seniors 



by Audra M. Philippon 
•The yearbook deadline for 
senior portraits is next 
Wednesday, but only 19 out of 
162 candidates for graduation 
have had their pictures taken, 
editor Arian Ravan- 



bkhsh offered seniors the op- 



tion 



to submit their own 



photographs of themselves 
he even extended the due date 
[ or pictures four weeks. Less 
than one week before deadline, 
143 seniors remain unpictured 
in their own yearbook. 

"We will seek out any pic- 
ture that the college can give 
us of you (seniors), otherwise 
Die seniors without pictures 
wo n't be shown in the book," 
said Ravanbkhsh. The editor 
mailed all graduation can- 



didates a letter explaining the 
yearbook's procedure to col- 
lect pictures the first week in 
December. Two weeks later, 
after minimal response, 
Ravanbkhsh extended his 
deadline with the yearbook's 
publisher, Herf f Jones Publica- 
tions, and sent out another 
notice to seniors. Monday, 
January 19, he sent out a third 
plea for seniors to arrange for 
their pictures. 

"Student Affairs has offered 
their help, and Irene Nicola idis 
(senior class president) is 
helping too by spreading the 
word through the seniors," 
said Ravanbkhsh. "1 can't seek 
out all the seniors individually, 
and sit them down to take their 



The following is a list of new 
faculty appointments for the 
Spring Term, 1987. 

Tim Cleveland is currently 
serving as Visiting Assistant 
Professor of Philosophy, a sab- 
batical replacement for Peter 
Tapke. Mr. Cleveland taught 
part-time at the University of 
Maryland, Baltimore County 
and was an Adjunct Professor 
of Loyola College and the 
University of Baltimore in the 
Fall of 1986. He received his 
B.A. in English from Hardin- 
Simmons University in 1981; 
his M.A. in Philosophy at The 
Johns Hopkins University in 
1983; and expects to receive his 
Ph.D. in Philosophy from The 
Johns Hopkins University in 
the Spring of 1987. 



Peter Kivic is currently serv- 
ing as Visiting Assistant Pro- 
fessor of Biology, a sabbatical 
replacement for Donald Mun- 
son. Dr. Kivic has served as 
Senior Postdoctoral Research 
Associate and Research Assis- 
tant Professor at the Universi- 
ty of Tennessee, a Senior Scien- 
tific Officer at Prince Henry 
Hospital in Australia, and a 
Postdoctoral Research Fellow 
at the University of Sydney in 
Australia. He received his B.A. 
in Biological Science at Johns 
Hopkins University; his M.S. 
in Biology at Northwestern 
University in Illinois; and his 
Ph.D. in Zoology from Indiana 
University in Indiana. 

Edward J. Weissman is cur- 
rently serving as Visiting 



lUomt&M&efai 



Welcome back! On behalf of 
the entire Dining Service staff, 
I would like to extend warmest 
wishes for a Happy and Suc- 
cessful 1987. 

With the advent of a new 
year comes change. One 
change in the dinner meal that 
most of you are now aware of is 
the self-serve vegetable cart in 
the main dining room. We hope 
this will speed service on 
the line and enable each in- 




"^'orbyiheWCDS 

dividual to help him or herself 
* as much or as little of the 
"egetables as wanted. And as 
™°nis tend to do, I strongly 
"jjW you to eat your vegetables 
-ftey're good for you. 

As in the past two semesters, 
J? are continuing with the 
S^'al events nights each 
Wednesday. - 



On, 



Russian Night, 



Rental Night, J.P. Brokerage 
N "°d Show and Steamship 
Sf? « are sch eduled for the 
?« few weeks. The majority 
you who turned in the dinner 
Wp?, y conducted by the 
L -D-S. and the S.G.A. Food 



Serv: 



>ce Committee last month 



indicated you liked the special 
events dinners. We thank those 
who gave good suggestions for 
future special events nights. 
Some of you came up with very 
good ideas. 

I don't like to sound 
repetitious, but bussing tables 
still seems to be a problem. 
You are each responsible for 
bussing your tray when eating 
in the dining hall. According to 
the handbook, anyone caught 
not bussing their tray will be 
subject to a $25.00 fine. I would 
hate to see this happen to 
anyone, so please BUS YOUR 
TRAY!!! 

Effective February 1, you 
will not be allowed access to 
meals without your I.D. card. 
There will be no more "I left 
my card in my room or my 
locker." I.D. numbers will no 
longer be keyed into the com- 
puter, unless your card is 
damaged or de-magnetized. In 
the case of a damaged card, 
you will have to have it replac- 
ed. De-magnetized cards will 
be re-encoded by the W.C.D.S. 

This Sunday is Super Bowl 
Sunday and the Dining Service 
reminds you to pick up your 
Super Bowl Contest entry form 
from the numbers lady. 
Deadline for entering the con- 
test will be 5:45 p.m. Sunday 
(close of the dinner meal). The 
winner receives a steak dinner 
for two. So don't forget to enter 
.the contest and good luck! 

Now it's back to the kitchen 
for me and a new recipe for 
pecan logs. Until next 
week. ..MOM. 



picture. We have a skeleton 
staff. It takes less than five 
minutes..." the editor explain- 
ed. "Get a friend to take a pic- 
ture of you if you don't want us 
to do it!" 

The letters sent to seniors 
asked them to set a time for a 
Pegasus photographer to take 
their picture. "We said we'd 
accommodate their schedules - 
we just needed a place and a 
time," Ravanbkhsh said. 

The yearbook staff is disap- 
pointed in the paucity of pic- 
tures they have. "I expected to 
get a better response than 19 
students; many of the first 
seniors who called, in fact, 
were non-traditional 
students." Ravanbkhsh con- 



tinued, "You can only yell at 
people so much. After that they 
stop listening. I think eight 
weeks is sufficient time" to 
either schedule an appoint- 
ment or find a picture. 

Previously, seniors have had 
their portraits taken profes- 
sionally for the Pegasus, "but 
people complained that they 
lost their originality," said 
Ravanbkhsh. "We'll probably 
do it that way again next year - 
at least the pictures get done 
that way." 

The staff has had a similar- 
ly poor response from clubs on 
campus. Out of the eighteen 
pages reserved for club photos, 
less than ten have been filled. 
The freshmen class was the on- 
ly class to return Ravanbkhsh' 



call for picture-taking appoint- 
ments. 

"I even put an ad in The Elm 
for club pictures. I got some 
pretty good response from the 
smaller clubs, but I guess the 
bigger organizations decided 
they didn't want to be in the 
yearbook," mused the editor. 

Students who plan to 
graduate in May should con- 
tact a member of the Pegasus 
staff in Talbot 223-225, or at ex- 
tension 230 as soon as possible. 
Anyone not photographed by 
Wednesday, January 28, will 
not appear in the yearbook. 
"We'll be in all weekend," said 
Ravanbkhsh. "Come seek us 
out. After all it's your year- 
book; I can only make it as 
good as you let me." 



; NEWS BRIEFS' 



Associate Professor of 
Political Science, a one- 
semester appointment due to 
the resignation of Tari Renner. 
Dr. Weissman taught at York 
University, Ontario, Canada 
from 1969-1983. He received his 
B.A. in 1966 from Middlebury 
College in Vermont and his 
Ph.D. from the University of 
North Carolina at Chapel Hill 
in 1971. 

Sherry Magill was appointed 
Visiting Assistant Professor of 
History for the Spring Term. 
She will be teaching one course 
in the History Department — 
History 202. Dr. Magill is cur- 
rently Executive Assistant to 



President Cater and received 
her B.A. from the University 
of Alabama in 1974; her M.A. 
from the University of 
Alabama in 1976; and her 
Ph.D. from Syracuse Universi- 
ty in 1984. 



SENIORS intending to 
graduate in May 1987 who have 
not already applied for gradua- 
tion should contact the 
registrar immediately. 
Diplomas must be ordered for 
those candidates who did not 
apply last fall. 



Anyone interested 

in writing news 

for The Elm 

can contact 

Audra M. Philippon, 

Worcester, 205 



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THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



January 23. 1 95-. 



FEATURES 



This Is The BLUES 



. _ „ . the audience, as Larsen put it, 

by Tom Schuster ..„ nandle ." Numbers by 

"A lot of people don*t know Thoroughgood, Stevie Ray 

what blues is," says guitarist Vaughan, Hendrix, Cream, the 

Tom Larsen who, with his Doors and such are likely to 

band, will appear in the Coffee rise in the midst of the show 

House tonight. "A lot of people partly because it gets the au- 

think a blues band is an old dience on the dance floor and 

black guy up there who can because the band gets a sur- 

barely walk and he's, you prising number of requests for 

know, cryin* about his dog such songs — especially on col- 

dyin'." lege campuses. Says Larsen, 

As white boys go, Larsen is " tne batch (of college 

among a minority who operate students) that's in there now 

confidently and convincingly in aeems t0 be really in tune with 



a musical genre bom out of the 
black culture in the Deep 
South's Mississippi delta 
region. Says Larsen, "basical- 
ly blues is an approach, or an 



what went on 20 years ago." 
The Making Of A Guitar Man 



Tom Larsen will bring 
his blues and his band 
to the Chouse tonite 

at 9:00 



Larsen had 
musical beginning - 



textbook 
a chain of 



outlook on life. It can be that events that can be seen literal- 
real slow heartache kind of ly dozens of times in something 
music and it can also be real uke Rolling Stone's History of 
up-tempo and full of a lot of Rock & RoU. At age sixteen the 
energy - Mt. Vernon, Maryland boy 

Tom Larsen doesn't mean meets guitar. Boy falls in love, 
just blues, though. He dropped Boy becomes a bad ass 
that word from the name of his guitar picker. With an earful of 
band in 1982 because it steered the likes of B.B. King, Muddy 
attention away from the funk Waters and Guitar Slim, 
and rock & roll integral to his Larsen began his performance 
performances. Larsen's music career doing acoustic folk 
is a mutant offspring of these music in the mid-70's. In 1978 
three genres. "There really he dropped out of college to 
isn't anything out there that start his first band, "Fever" 
has the same feel, the same which played dates on the 
mixture of funk and rock and Eastern shore ("It got my feet 
blues that we have, "he says. wet, he says"). 

The mutation was the result 
of the musical experimentation —^ ^^^p^g,^ 
Larsen has toyed with from the _ 
onset of his career. A typical 
number of the band would play 
would be a B.B. King number 
replete with the chord and tem- 
po changes needed to 
"Larsenize" the thing. The 
standard result was sure 
house rocker that was 
unrecognizable from the 
original but still had to be 
credited to the original artist 
when fans inquired. This was 
the situation that motivated 
Larsen to begin writing the 
original numbers which con- 
stitute the majority of his 
shows. 

"We are different," he says. 

"We're very progressive if you 

consider us in the light of an _^^^^^^^^^ 

R&B band. If you think of us as "" ~^^"^^^^™ , " — 

a rock band then we're iust 1 j- .. j . 

reaUydifferent " Larsen disbanded "Fever" degree in music at Salisbury 

r „„„ . ' .... to work for a year at a factory State. Once he had the capital, 

the bX s ^. appear in job to save money for P.A. Tom Larsen's Killer Blues 

uie Dands reportoire to give equipment and complete his Band had what amounted to an 

emergency delivery. "It got so 
I was missing so many nights 
at work — I was on night shift 

— that I finally decided to take 
the plunge ... and go out on my 
own. The reaction was so good 
and I managed to hustle up 
enough work to keep going that 
I basically never stopped," he 
says. "I'm still out there hustl- 
ing up work and going on." 

The band grew beyond its 
original Salisbury/Ocean City 
turf in 1980 and '81 by playing 
shows in Pennsylvania, 
Delaware and D.C. Today, 
after wearing out three bass 
players and five or six (he 
can't remember the exact 
number) drummers, Larsen, 
with his two current side men 

— John Postley on bass and 
Keith Brooks on drums — is 
playing 80-90% original music 
around a six state circuit. Bet- 
ween shows and rehearsal he 
still finds the time to take care 



"One time a guy pulled out a 
.45 caliber automatic pistol ... 

and I played with that. He 

told me later that it was loaded. 

Talk about hot shot guitar... " 



Larsen's Best 

Tom Larsen's latest album is a 45 that was released last 
month and which will be on sale tonight in the Coffee House. 
According to the guitarist, the music is "radio playable" 
and "ideal" for the college market. "We'll make it a little 
record release party for Washington College," he said. 

During my interview with Larsen earlier this week, I ask- 
ed him to name his favorite all-time blues albums so that 
readers who want to become familiar with the blues might 
have an idea about where to start. Said Larsen: "If you get 
these five albums, you'd have a real handle on what blues is 
all about." 

TOM LARSEN'S FIVE BEST 
( in no particular order) 
ARTIST ALBUM TITLE 

Robert Cray "Bad Influence" 

7? & . "Uve At The Regal- 

Johnny Winter "Johnny Winter" 

IxuitarShm "The Things I Used To Do" 

Muddy Waters "The Best of Muddy Waters" 




of the business end — booking 
dates, cutting demos, and 
operating his own label, 
Kingsnake Records. 

Evolution Of A Bar Band 
Larsen has been playing 
dates at WC since 1980. One of 
the reasons he still does is that 
in spite of his growing reputa- 
tion and the accompanying 
ability to pack bigger and big- 
ger halls, Larsen hasn't aban- 
doned the smaller beer joints 
from which he was launched. 
Increasing popularity and the 
move to clubs with an 800-1000 
capacity has, however, allow- 
ed Larsen's band to open for 
some of the most powerful and 
well-known performers on the 
blues and rock scene today. 

Albert Collins, Johnny 
Copeland, James Brown, Roy 
Buchanan, Luther "Guitar" 
Junior, Johnny Winter, Albert 
King, Foghat, George 
Thoroughgood and the 
Fabulous Thunderbirds have 
all had the Tom Larson Band 
precede them on stage. 

The guitarist has a theory 
about why he hasn't been ask- 
ed to tour nationally with any 
of the more popular artists. 
"With any of the R&B guys, 
we've really made them sweat 
to earn their money," said 
Larsen. "I always have 
respect for the act we're open- 
ing for, but at the same time 
we give them a real challenge 
to see if they can follow us." 

Taking The Show To The 
Audience 
Larson puts on a show with 
the folks sitting at the back 
tables in mind. He comes arm- 
ed with a 200 foot long gargan- 
tuan lead from his guitar to the 
amplifiers — allowing him to 



explore the darkest corners of 
any hall, or even the outside of 
buildings. At one well-known | 
show in Harrisburg, Pa. Lar- 
son exited a large hall with his 
still connected guitar and the 
audience in tow and, while 
standing by a highway outside 
in a snow storm, heaved 
snowballs at the traffic while 
he played. 

"That's just one of the things 
I picked up from playing witl 
some of the blues acts," says 
Larsen. He picked up his amp 
lead at a custom music shop. 
"I just went in and got 200 feel 
and everybody thought I was 
crazy." 

Slide guitar — using 
anything as a slide — is 
Larsen's other show stopper. 
In the past he's used 
everything from jukeboxes, 
pitchers of beer and 
waitresses. One incident, 
which shouldn't surprise 
anyone familiar with a lot of 
the fans the band draws, 
stands out. "One time a guy 
pulled out a .45 caliher 
automatic pistol and gave it to 
me and I played with that. He 
told me later that it was load- 
ed. Talk about hot shot 
guitar..." 

Beyond the thrill of having 
Larsen play guitar with your 
date or your drink is always 
the music. The man knows be 
doesn't have to dye his hair 
orange or run his music 
through state of the art elec 
tronic circuitry to get you & 
pay attention to it and to feel "• 
"I know that as long as they 
turn-up and come to the sho* 
we can go ahead and do o 1 " 
thing and that'll change 
everybody's mind once and for 
all." 



j,nua ryZ3.1987 



THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



Page 7 



A Day in the Life 
of 

George the Cat 



by Mary Riner 

7:30 a-m.-What a rotten night! If it 
jeren't for Erin's roommate, who is 
rtlergic to me, I would be in my first 
jfe again, nuzzled against her curly 
load hair in a nice warm bed. Instead 
1 was forced out into what must have 
jeen the coldest night in two weeks. My 
bones are still aching with frostbite ! Oh 
Loll, I guess I can muster up some 
charitable soul to give me a few 
breakfast morsels. 

:00 asa.-l can't believe this! Not one 
lousy student has come out to eat 
breakfast this morning. It must have 
been a wild night last night ; of course, I 
wouldn't know. I had to curl up under 
toe bushes of Hodson Hall to save my 
life from this terrible weather. If I had 
known winter nights were going to be 
» cold I would have quit this college 
last semester and gone back to my 
jwners. 

It's too late now, they probably 
•ouldn't recognize me after all the 
•eight I've gained since September. I 
am putting on a few pounds-maybe I 
should prowl around the big oak tree 
behind East Hall this morning. Who 
bows? Maybe there are a few un- 
suspecting squirrels out digging for 
heir winter supply of nuts. 

:30 a.m.-Ahhh, there goes a little ro- 
lent now, looks like a breakfast! I am 
»it of shape, and this mid-morning 
spruit is doing me in. This is the last 
time this furry little creature escapes 
my hungry jaws. Got him! Why is that 
girl staring at me? Hasn't she ever 
seen a cat eat a squirrel before? Didn't 
her mother tell her it was rude to watch 
someone eat? 

10:30 ajn.-What should I study to- 
toy? Maybe I'll hang out in front of Bill 
"l and wait for a failing student to 
"me by and ask me for some help. I 
me picked up quite a bit of literature 
"this campus. Last semester I helped 
p the Drama Department with the 
""taction of Henry IV. Since then I've 
^ pretty burnt out on plays, so I 
™'e directed my energies towards 
"tore contemporary literature. 

kst night in the Literary House, 
p<TC Erin kicked me out of her room, 
!"ras in the middle of John Dustin's 
5*y> when I felt a pair of warm 
s stroke my back. What an 
■esthetic experience! Then, right when 
,«arted purring, the resident gently, 
P reassuringly, pushed me out the 
"*■ I think she was worried about the 
JJ'Hents who might have been offended 
pnjy manly scent. What do they 
J*»? I have half the female popula- 
PJ of Washington College scratching 
"'back. 



3:30 p.m. -Time to hit the books! I 
think I'm supposed to help Michele out 
with her Political Science, besides I 
haven't finished the new books that the 
library purchased over Christmas 
break. I love these couches. They are 
so much more comfortable than the 
bushes in front of Hodson Hall! 
Anything is more comfortable than 
those bushes. Maybe I'll just close my 
eyes and do some reading through 
osmosis. 

6:30 p.m. -What a nice nap - I mean, 
book. It was so relaxing, almost as 
good as meditation. I find meditating 
about an important book to be very 
helpful to the learning process. 
Although meditation is not the only 
thing that feeds the mind. I'm starved! 

That was lucky. The dining hall lady 
didn't even ask for my card, she must 
not have seen me. Now I've got it 
made, all I have to do is casually 
meander over to any of these tables 
and look hungry and bingo I have a 
plate of turkey, chicken, or milk at my 
disposal. If I don't like what someone 
offers me I can just go to a different 
person. This is the life! At this rate I 
won't be hungry until tomorrow morn- 
ing! 




A New Semester: 
From Jekyll to Hyde 




b, 



~ : * p.m.-It must be lunch time. I 
i* because my mid-morning snack is 
ginning to wear off. Besides that, 

re are at least thirty students lined 

saeli r l of the cafeteria- Ummm. It 
5f~ |* e bacon burgers. There is that 
w!r . with the dark stringy hair, 
(j^be >f I rub up against her leg a few 
' fe» ^e'" feel compelled to steal me 
H^ fivers of bacon. That should do 
koo» ^.ebrapletely in my power. Who 

*s> if I start purring she might 

"win a slice of cheese. 



/w 



8:25 p.m. -All that food in my system 
really made me thirsty. I'll go down to 
the C-House for a beer or some water. 
Great! Michele is working tonight, I 
bet I can sucker her for a free bowl of 
beer. If I'm extra purrfect maybe she'll 
throw in a few pistachio nuts. It's not 
too crowded. How am I supposed to 
pick up a young chick for shelter 
tonight if there is no one here? I'll have 
to come back in a few hours when it's 
really rocking. Now I'm going to have 
to look elsewhere, I scared Michele off 
with my manly scent. I will never 
understand why some girls are just not 
attracted to it! 

9:30 pjn.-All of this action today has 
really taken its toll on me, I'm bushed ! 
Looks like I have had no luck with 
women today, I know Paul is working 
late at the Literary House-he'll let me 
sleep in his room. I know it's not much, 
but it's better than those bushes in front 
of Hodson Hall. 



by Andrea Kehoe 

Even for those not for- 
mally diagnosed as 
schizophrenic, the begin- 
ning of a new semester 
brings many college 
students a different per- 
sonality as well as new 
classes. Whether you 
spent the holiday 
prematurely wrinkling 
your skin and shaking 
sand out of your shoes or 
serving Big Macs and 
Chicken McNuggets to 
the cuisine-conscious, it 
is bound to affect your 
state of mind upon retur- 
ning to campus, thus ac- 
counting for abrupt per- 
sonality change. 

Moreover, the flip of a 
page on the calendar 
psychologically offers a 
chance at "a fresh start" 
and students can once 
again seek to attain that 
tenuous balance between 
academic performance 
(the reason your parents 
wanted you to go to col- 
lege) and social pleasure 
(the reason you wanted to 
go to college). Students 
who spent the first 
semester in a state of 
"social passivity" 
resolve to begin 
emulating David Lee 
Roth, while others who 
vowed in September to 
"live on the edge" decide 
to trade in their thrill- 
seeking lifestyle for a 
shot at a whole number 
for a grade point 
average. 



poon doesn't make 
movies about people who 
spend their Saturday 
nights watching 
documentaries about 
penguin mating rituals 
and studying lists of ar- 
cane vocabulary words in 
the hope that someday 
they might get into a wild 
Scrabble tournament. 



Off 



the 



cuff 



Months of seeking 
entertainment by inven- 
ting new latchhook 
designs, doing taste tests 
on mouthwash and wax- 
ing the floors of the dor- 
mitory can drive "social 
passives" to such ex- 
tremes of boredom that 
they read the dining hall 
menu a week in advance 
to plan what will be 
tolerable to consume. 
Wearied of trying to 
recall all the verses to 
"It's A Small World" or 
"Home on the Range," 
these individuals seek to 
alleviate the tedium in 
their lives by going to 
Miss Dee's to see who is 
on the list of people not 
paid up on their charge or 
by cutting arbitrary sec- 
tions of their hair to see 
what the resulting 
geometric shape will be. 



'eccentricity is 

the last taboo 
at Washington College. " 



The "social passives" 
(for example, frat 
members in diligent pur- 
suit of the Inter- 
Fraternity Loving Cup) 
realize that their habits 
are more suited to a nurs- 
ing home than to a college 
whose real Dartmouth 
connection is not a com- 
puter link but its feeling 
of kinship for John 
Belushi's frat friends in 
Animal House . They 
know that National Lam- 



"Social actives," par- 
ticularly those whose 
wild ways landed them on 
the Academic Probation 
list, also often seek to 
change their ways at the 
start of the new semester. 
Nocturnal adventures en- 
compassing travel up and 
down the Eastern Shore 
(such as biking to 
Smiley's on a tandem) 
can be exciting, but lack 
of sleep takes its toll and 
eccentricity is the last 



taboo at Washington Col- 
lege. Adventure can be 
found a little closer to 
home, of course: going 
out in a field at night to 
fry an egg is always fun, 
and awakening drunken 
friends to hear them 
answering your inquiries 
in their own self-invented 
language can be a real 
! learning experience. 

Eventually, though, 
anyone seeking unusual 
experiences locally runs 
the risk of disappoint- 
ment: people-watching in 
Chester-town's park hard- 
ly offers the social aber- 
rations to be found 
around Baltimore's in- 
famous "Block" or 
anywhere in the Big Ap- 
ple, and playing beer- 
pong in the Coffeehouse, 
the object being to avoid 
hitting the ping-pong ball 
in the opponent's cup of 
beer, hardly constitutes 
wildly unconventional 
behavior. 

Reforming "social ac- 
tives" may begin to long 
for the days when wear- 
ing clothes in colors that 
clash did not represent 
the biggest thrill of a 
weekend and resentment 
of their new boring-but- 
healthy-and-sane 
lifestyle may build. Un- 
fortunately, they often 
v ent their vindictiveness 
by refusing to water their 
innocent plants, using the 
liquid on their wood fur- 
niture instead. 

Boredom, however, is 
habit-forming, and these 
individuals will soon find 
themselves content to 
spend hours reading the 
memoirs of Lee Iacocca 
and the warranties to 
their old appliances or 
carefully laundering 
their clothing to avoid 
ring-around-the-collar. 

Of course, former 
"social actives" can still 
find entertainment in that 
time-honored Washington 
College tradition: gossip- 
ing about the intimate 
details of other people's 
lives and drinking a suff i- 
cient amount of 
fermented liquids to 
cause the additional in- 
cidents of utterly 
uninhibited acts that fur- 
ther fertilize the college 
grapevine. 



Page 8 



THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



January 23, 



198; 



SPORTS 



Shoremen 

Take 
Four of Five 



by John Bodnar 
After three weeks into a new 
year, most of us have already 
failed to live up to our New 
Year's resolutions. One group 
of guys, however, haven't fail- 
ed to live up to their resolu- 
tions. 

The young but talented 
Washington College basketball 
team is off and scoring with 
wins in four of their first five 
games of the new year to boost 
their record to 8-5. 

Said Head Coach Finnegan, 
"We've unproved, but we have 
to keep on improving. We 




photo by J M. Fiooorncr 



Andy Bauer, MAC'S Southern 
League Player of the Week. 



haven't reached our full poten- 
tial." 

The Shoremen's latest vic- 
tories were a 101-81 trounce 
over Catholic University, a 108- 
69 blowout over New England 
College, a 92-74 romp over 
Salisbury State, and a satisfy- 
ing 79-64 victory over The 
Johns Hopkins University. 

"The victory over Catholic 
University was definitely one 
of our best played games of the 
season," said Finnegan. "It 
was a big game for us. Last 
year they beat us by one point 
in overtime." 

The win over Salisbury State 
was also a big win for the team, 
as well as a rewarding game 
for Sophomore Andy Bauer. 
Bauer scored a game high 18 
points, a team high ten re- 
bounds and three steals. Bauer 
also held Salisbury's scoring 
star, Ron Pritchett to four 
points in the second half. 

W.C.'s only defeat in the five 
game stretch was an 89-86 
heartbreaking overtime loss to 
Gettysburg College. In spite of 
the loss, the Shoremen cut a 12 
point Gettysburg lead with just 
seven minutes remaining in 
the game to tie the score at 77, 
forcing the game into over- 
time. 

A key to the Shoremen's 
latest success has been the 
strength of their bench. 

"The guys on the bench are 
as good as the guys who play," 
according to Finnegan. "Hav- 
ing a solid bench enables me to ' 
put together several strong 
combinations of players. Tom 
McVan, Matt Wilson, and 



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THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM 



Chip Shots 



by Bill Beekman 



Here Comes the Super Bowl 



I was told to write something about 
the Super Bowl this week, since it is 
generally regarded as the sporting 
event of the year and it just happens to 
take place this Sunday. How conve- 
nient. So here goes: the last several 
Super Bowls have been uncompetitive, 
ver-hyped demonstrations of 
boredom. And this year's appears to 
promise much of the same. 

On Sunday, after two weeks of inter- 
views and photo sessions and news 
features and other fun and games, in 
sunny Pasadena, California, the 
Denver Broncos and the New York 
Giants will finally square off in Super 
Bowl XXI. The Giants seem to be 
destiny's team, and are favored to win 
by ten. I and many others think it may 
be even more lopsided. 

Still, tens of millions of fans will 
watch the game on CBS, while others 
will pay up to $1,500 or more to get a 
seat in the Rose Bowl, this year's Super 
Site. One can only ask, why? 

It's simple. Americans possess a lust 
for athletics which this game seems to 
satisfy. The set up is perfect: two emp- 
ty weeks in January to hype up a one 
game, all or nothing-at-all champion- 
ship. 

It's so perfect that a growing group of 



individuals within and outside the USA 
want to emulate it. They are grumbling 
for a playoff format where the top eight 
teams would meet in the four tradi- 
tional bowls- the Rose, Sugar, Cotton, 
and Orange- around Thanksgiving. The 
four winners would then meet to nar- 
row it down to two. The final survivors 
would then have it out to decide who the 
undisputed champion is in what 



initially led by Joe Paterno, Penn 
State's coach, of the NCAA are pushing 
for the adoption of a playoff system at 
first glance, it is a mouth-watering 
idea. 

At second glance, however, it is full 
of problems. First, there is the break- 
ing of tradition. The New Year's Bowls- 
the Rose, Sugar, Cotton, and Orange- 
would transform into pre-holiday 



'Americans possess a 
lust for athletics. " 



amounts to a college Super Bowl. 

Much of this chatter is the result of 
this year's college championship, the 
Fiesta Bowl. There, two undefeated 
teams, Penn State and Miami, met to 
decide an undisputed champion, a rare 
occurence under the present policy 
system. With a playoff system, 
however, it would be an annual ex- 
travaganza. 

And so now several college powers. 



preparations for the eventual cham- 
pionship come New Year's Day. 

On the flip side, a playoff system 
would give renewed meaning to the 
overworn bowl games. With the bowls 
becoming hard-pressed for money and 
purpose, a playoff format would give 
back some meaning to the traditional 
games. 

But more important than its effects 
of tradition is the effects that a college 



playoff would have on college's true 
purpose- education after all of the pro- 
blems which have come to light 
recently- the drug and education and 
recruitment problems- a college foot- 
ball playoff format would only be a 
step in the wrong direction, towards 
further professionalizing college 
athletics. 

I think that we all understand what 
happens when this occurs. With many 
teams vying to become a part of the 
elite eight- and further to become part 
of the elite one- and with championship 
money flying around, athletic depart- 
ments would only be harder pressed for 
victory- and with victory more hard- 
pressed, athletics would step up 
another few rungs above academics in 
the college ballgame. 

If we want to further overemphasize 
college athletics at the expansion of 
academics, then a football playoff for 
major colleges is a step in the right 
direction. But if we want to install a 
sense of sanity and respect into college 
sports, or we want to put the college 
back into college athletics, then we 
should move the other way, toward de- 
emphasization. At least, we should re- 
main partially low key. For now, one 
Super Bowl a year is enough. 



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by Christine Wiant 
Has all that holiday cheer 
caught up with you? Find 
yourself struggling into your 
favorite jeans that fit a dozen 
or so cookies ago? Now, with 
bathing suit season closing in - 
yes, four more months till yoiir 
body is bared to the world - do 
you find yourself eating less, 
but hungry most of the time? 
Out of energy? Well, eating 
less and doing less do not a suc- 
cessful diet make. 

Many fitness experts agree 
that the body has a setpoint for 
fat storage. A dieter with a 
high setpoint will experience 
almost constant hunger. When 
food intake is lowered, energy 
levels will be lower, directly af- 
fecting the rate at which 
calories are burned. It seems 
to be a losing battle. But you 
can lower your setpoint 
through a combination of exer- 
c |se and dieting. Repeated 
dieting lowers your metabolic 
rate and trains the body to in- 
crease its ability to conserve 
en «rgy, making weight loss by 
calorie reduction harder and 
harder. 



Exercise raises your 
metabolic rate and the body 
uses calories at a faster rate 
for hours after exercise. To 
determine the number of 
calories you need to -maintain - 
your weight, multiply your 
weight by 13 (sedentary 
lifestyle), 14 (some exercise 
during the week), 15 (regular 
exercise program), 16 



Exercise not only lowers set exercise involving the arms salt. The taste sensation of sal- 
point and burns fat for a period raises your heart rate faster ty and sweet signal your body 
of up to 24 hours after an and moves up into a more pro- to eat, while unripe and bitter 
aerobic type workout, but may ductive workout more quickly, are signals to stop. Eat more 
also cause you to eat less. 

Although researchers aren't Once the body gets into its 
sure yet, they believe that workout, it's time to concen- 
when the body starts to burn trate on the one your mouth 
fat for fuel instead of glucose, may be getting. Stock up on 
biochemical byproducts called carbohydrates instead of fat. 
detone bodies are produced, Eat whole fruits instead of 



fiber. Hunger is shut off as a 
result of chewing, and fiber is 
held longer in the stomach, 
contributing to appetite 
satisfaction. Fiber is found in 
foods such as carrots,' celery, 
and apples. 



"Exercise should be done at 

least three times a week 
for noticeable results. 



(vigorous lifestyle), 17 (heavy 
exercise regimen every day). 
It takes approximately 36 days 
for your body to adapt to new 
eating habits. So quick, two 
week weight loss programs 
won't work. They only add to 
the weight gain after your 
metabolism has slowed and 
you return to normal eating 
habits. 



which act 
pressants. 



as appetite sup- 



Stock up on cushion foods. 
Foods low in calories that don't 
make you hungry are bananas, 
apples, oranges, baked 
potatoes, and popcorn. Try to 
eat smaller, more frequent 
meals. The body needs one 
hundred calories per hour, so 
small meals keep the body 
from storing excess calories as 
fat. Water, the most important 
drink, is calorie-free, and, if 
you drink it with a meal or in 
between meals, helps to make 



Exercise should be done at 
least three times a week, 
preferably four, to produce 
noticeable results. Working up 
a sweat keeps the fat burning 
without having to burn yourself 
out with overly strenuous 
workouts. Light to moderate 



drinking juice. Shortening the 

digestive process takes away 

from the appetite satisfaction your stomach feel full, so you 

obtained from chewing. Avoid can avoid excess eating. 




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