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# Catalyst

## Material Information

Title:
Catalyst
Alternate Title:
The Catalyst (Volume IV, Issue 10)
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Newspaper
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New College of Florida
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New College of Florida
Place of Publication:
Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date:
November 2, 1994

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History -- New College (Sarasota, Fla.)
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College student newspapers and periodicals
College publications
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United States -- Florida -- Sarasota

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Eight page issue of the student produced newspaper.
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The Catalyst November 2,1994 3 a b o ut the Fitne ss Center's l:udget problems We just want s omebody to stop passing the oock and do the bloody job. New College has the valves needed to fix the pump ystem The proje c t went out to bid. Westair won the bid for $2 I 00. Accord ing to Fitne s s Cent e r employee Catherine Sheehy a representa tive from one of NC's too pool maintenance service s is coming in this week to work on the pump system a project which both Roningan and former Pool Maintenance Man Matt McHorri s claimed should only take a day or two We don't want any more excuses. The last time we checked the pool was still green and we re not feeling so good our elves "ELECTION APATHY" CONTINUED FROM PAGEl was the aspect of being NCSA President that surprised him most. 'The job wasn't anything like I expected it to be ... I thought I would be running Towne Meetings, hanging out and writing more ... being president really does mean dealing with administrators. You're basically at the level of 'junior adminis trator ." Moore said that was an important thing for potential candidates to recognize "You will be dealing with administra tors more than you will be dealing with students ... it's really kind of alienating The lack of candidates for NCSA President does not necessarily indicate student apathy in its government Moore said "I think student might be about organized student government, but I definitely don't feel like they're apathetic about issues of the community : He said students tend to involve themselves more in student affairs in other ways beside being part of student government such as participation in activities on campus and attendance at towne meetings The last towne meeting had only 23 in attendance, though Moore said he had expected it because many tudents had midterms. "I think people are still kind of confused about what student government is at New College," Moore said explaining why he thought there were so many unfilled student government positions 'Tm kind of confused, too I'm not sure what pur poses we serve, in a lot of ways He suggested students might be more interested in student government affair by de-empha sizing the NCSA Pre ident s role as spokesper on for students. He hopes that students will become more interested in issues rather than ju t approving or disapproving student government action. "If we wanted votes," he said, "we could just put ballots in everyone's box. SAC member Amy Laitinen said she hopes serious candidates for NCSA President will soon come forward "We need someone ... to inform the student body of what's going on," she said. She felt students may seem apathetic about tudent government because there have been no major crises ... right now things are pretty quiet." However she said people aren t as apathetic as they seem," citing the high number of student organizations turning out for SAC fall allocations Moore and Laitinen both felt students might be interested in student government more if the NCSA and SAC published regular reports of what they accompli hed, because students would be made more aware of what purposes student government served. DUTIES OF THE PRESIDENT From the NCSA Constitution, current as of February I 1994. Article 2 reads : 2.1 There shall be a President (a.k.a. "The Grand Poo-Bah," "Captain Kirk") a)implementing duly passed motions of the Council or Student Assemblies [Towne Meetings -ed] b)signing authorized expenditures and other procedural paperwork c)insuring that student opinion is represented and articulated responsibly at all relevant occasions in all relevant matters d)chairing the meetings of the StudentAsscmblies e)appointing a Supervisor of Elections prior to each term's election and temporary appointments to other Alliance position as necessary. !)Before the close of the fiscal year, the President shall submit an outline of next fiscal year's budget to the S.A.C for review this outline may include, but is not limited to, categories such as: operating expenses, a total for club allocations, special projects, orientation and graduation expenses. If the S.A.C. rejects the President's proposed budget, the President shall revise and resubmit the budget with reasonable consideration given to the S.A.C .'s objec tions. PAGE 4 4 The Catalyst November 2, 1994 THE NEW I.D. CARD AND WHAT IT WILL (AND WILL NOT) DO FOR YOU Rocky Swift During the 26 and 27 of October, Palmer Building D was the site of the official new ID card rush as equipment and per onnel from Tampa came to re-card as many students and faculty a po ible. Wednesday the 26 featured a shish-ka-bob dinner to entice Novo Collegians into the waiting clutches of the carders. According to Keith Simmons, Assi tant Director of Auxiliary Affairs for USF Tampa the purpose of the card drive was to get as many student and faculty members carded as possible so that there would not be a rush to get them in January when the cards will actually be necessary. There isle s of the equipment available now to make the new cards, and the proce s will subsequently take longer. Simmons said that the new ID card has been in the works for about ten years, and the technology wa just recently available and affordable enough to be put to u e by USF. The college has already spent around$600,000 on equipment and programming to make the new ID"s. The new card will serve as an ali-in-one card for student and faculty. Students will be able to check out books with the card and put credit into it to pay for copies, drinks, snacks, books, cafeteria food, etc. Also, the card can be used in accordance with the USF Federal Credit Union in the "Seven free ATM on campus." MCI won the bid to the exclusive right of providing service for the USF students who choose to use their USF calling card. The biggest question most is why USF did not issue the card at the beginning of the emester. Keith Simmons explained the reason wa that the equipment to make the new card did not come in till last May, and the prograrruning to run it came even later. Simmons said that it would have been too much of a ru h to try to get the cards out by then without major problems. Also, even though the cards are not even neces ary until the beginning of next seme ter in January, it was decided that there would be too much trouble to is ue the cards during the first week of classes (although we will have no clas es at all as January is ISP month). The wonders of the new card are amazing no doubt, but what effect will it have here at New College? At least as fur as food service, the new card will not be universal as Marriot does not have the equipment to read the magnetic strip on the card. The older ID will still be necessary the rest of the school year if you plan on eating. Also, the library is not yet equipped either to utilize the new ID cards. The database that the library will need to do so will not be in until November 14, and neither Keith Simmons nor the librarians know how long after that day before students will be able to check out books with their new ID's. Simmons reports that around twenty drink and nack machines at the Tampa campus have already been fitted with the ID card reading equipment, but he has no idea when such advances will find their way to New College And, if you haven't already noticed the "seven ftee ATMs on campus" are not located here They are in Tampa. The only capabilities of the new ID card that New College students can take advantage of now are making copies on credit and calling long distance on the MCI plan. Still, Keith Simmons is convinced that the new ID card will help take USF (and New College) into the '90' As to any significance the new ID will have for students here, Simmon says, "Well, I hope the New College students like their new blue card." "COP MEETING" CONTINUED FROM PAGEl becoming more of a pre ence at Walls ... there the perception that there might be some animosity betv.een individual police and individual students ... I'm not so concerned about what we address as ... how we address it... I'd like to keep it as unconfrontational as possible." Johnson thinks it would be best to have the discussion centered around the general idea of communication, though he said topics of the discussion will not be limited "I think it would be helpful for students to get to know the police officers as individuals rather than just see a uniform and have defen es go up."

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The Catalyst November 2, 1994 5 WONDER WOMAN AND THE CHAIN SMOKING POPE What c an you say about an evening that included kitty litter a walking mushroom and variou mood-altering sub stances? Not much ... you really had to be there But here s a few per. pectives: the students Comments during the PCP were mostly along the lines of "ooooh ... look at all the pretty colors ... ", so I decided to try for respon es the "morning after" (around II :OOAM). Thi proved somewhat difficult, ince most people had cmshed out by then and the few still partying were completely incoherent. Those who could form complete sentences had few complaints about the evening debauch : "It's kind of funy ... I remember things in three stage : before, during and after "I'm mad I fell asleep and mis ed the Taco Bell." "Cotton candy??? I didn't get any cotton candy!" "I didn't get any candy ... it was so much trouble to get it to my mouth that... well, it wasn't really worth it." "Just focus on the train, man .... Suffice to say, most students seemed pleased the cops According to Sgt. Warren McCue the party went "very well there were no noise complaints and the police were satisfied with the way the student handled themselves and the party The only trouble the police had was with drunken townies (mostly underage) who ac; they were being arrested, bragged to the police about how they could come here and get free beer The collective subconscious app l auds PCP orgmizers John Murphy, John "Roman" Romanski, Sam Davies and Dallas Taylor for a l l their work, and to everyone else (bands, dealers, bartenders, etc.) who made uch an interesting time possible. GRATUl'Y INCl.UDED Bff<)RE DISCOUNT, NOT GOOD WITH SPeCW.S, $S. 00 DFF DINNR. : PlJR.CIIASl Df'll DINNlR lNIR.ll AI RfGlJlAR : PR.ICl RlC$S.DD Dff 111 SlCDND DINNlR : : PI SOl 7870 Tamiami Trail : 359-3000 : MEXICAN MENU ONLY : EXPIRES 11/30 : ST&AI<-aA11T111A IUs,ecl I t)() s 3913 Brown Avenue Sarasota, Fl 34231 Voic e /Fax (813) 365-3658 t-londay through Saturday 9 a m.5 p.m Closed Sunday 10% DISCOUNT OFF PURCHASE WITH STUDENT J.D. (813) 751-9123 IIAIIl TOUCII A Full Service Family Salon Sarabay Plaza 6513 14th St. W #113, B ra denton FL 34207 SAC Minutes Monday, October 24, 1994 members in attendance: Amy Laitinen Sara Kuppin, Rocco Maglio, Tracie Merritt, Meg Moore, Adam Stone (chair), Stephanie Weiss. the meeting went as follows: MacLab fourth TA Hal Isaacson was hired for this position supervisory TA-Ari W einstein was hired for this position, $264 taken out of MacLab operating budget for 3 new monitors Halloween PCP$500 allocated from party fund condoms blanket a llo cation to Barbar a Berggren to replenish supplie Games Galore $200 Fall Picnic$200 contrib u tion for UP student government picnic on Wedne day, October 26, in Palmer Court.

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6 The Catal yst November 2, 1994 HOW T O TAKE SARASOTA ( AND OTHER IDEAS FROM THE CRIMINALLY I NSANE) Graham Strouse So what are we going to do tonight Brain? The same thing we do eve1y night, Pinky-Try to take over the world! -"Pinky and the Brain" from the Animaniacs Here' a pop quiz for you hot shot: Jeb Bush has ju t been elected governor of Florida. He wants to cut funding to New College What do you do? Without New College, where do we go? Do we transfer? Get job '? Yeah right. Out There, they d make us wear shoe and do it in the missionary po ition Not acceptab l e. If Jeb has his way I guarantee that within ix months the six most oft spoke words of studen t s w ill be "Would you like frie with that?" Protest is futile. Out ide the ivory tower no one hears you scream. My friend we have but one recourse open to usvio l ent, bloody revolution! We must secede from the Union part and parcel, claim every acre of New Col lege land for o u rse l ves and throw off our oppressors That's impossible, you say? Obvious l y you don t pend much time plotting social revolutions a n d strategic troop deployments The Pei Dorms are a veritable fortres They re squat concrete block with a 360 degree field of tire. Think about it invading forces would be trapped i n a constant crossfire We could hole up in there forever Furt hermore, note the great view of the airport provided by the Pei dorm roof A good friend assured me he could build a convincing anti ain.:raft weapon for 75\$ eed l ay more? To the North, Viking make an excelle n t advance outpo t against troops marching out of Bradenton. Although it is less defensible than Pei Viking residents supported by guerilla soldie r s disguised as o l d peop l e, shou l d be able to ho l d the lines long enough for us to dig in. To the South. we have Caples. Jack Cartlidge filled his sculpture studio with a ll kinds of p
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The Catalyst November 2,1994 7 OUTSIDE THE IVORY TOWER Jake Reimer Good new for mathematicians, astronomers, and rice farmers this week: A newly calculated value of the so-called ''Hubble Constant" may yield a more accurate estimate of the age of our univcr e, a piece of informatiOn that could have profound implications m several scientific fields. Fittingly enough, the team of a tronomers led by Dr. Wendy L Freedman of the Carnegie Observatorie in Pasadena, CA. arrived at the new value wnh the help of the Hutfllc Tete cope Dr. Freedman reportetlthat ... the evitlencc atthi time lavers a value" of the Hubble constant of 80 km plus or miru 17. That mean that for every 3.26 million light-years that a galaxy i from earth it w11l rccctlc by 80km/. Iff'l"cetlman' result is indeed cloc to the correct value, than the universe may be only to 10 billion years old, almost halt of \\hat some astronomers have prctlictcd. In several scicnti ts seem unconvinced by the result, citing the fact that some stars have calculated age or more than I 5 billion years. More than a year ago, Dr. Andrew Wiles stunned the world of mathematics with h1s announcement that he had discovered a proof of ''Fermat's Last Theorem". an un olved problem that is almost legendary among mathematicians. But he was forced to concede last fall that there wa a gap in the proof, and he retreated once again to grapple with the problem. La. t Tuesday. about 20 mathematician rccei\'cd electronic mail me::agcs from him alerting them to expect surpri e packages Withm hours, two paper. arrived by Federal Express. including a revised opy of the proof that 1s supposed to overcome the initial error. Dr Wile worketl fur more than eight years in an attic office in an aucmpt to di cover what Fermat knew when he wrote 350 years ago"I have a truly marvelous demon tmtion of (the theorem] which thi margin i. too narrow to contain." BUY SELL TRADE (813) 366-1373 USED OP. RARE DOWNTOWN SARASOTA 1488 MAl ST SARASOTA. FL 34236 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK After five years of work, plant cicnti. 1 from the International Rice Research In titute in the Phillipinc said Ia t week that they have developed a new type of rice that may increase harve t 20 to 25 percent After the new variety 1s widely available (probably in five years) it will eventually yicltl enough to feed half a billion more people than current rice varietie Ecological disaster: A ruptured pipeline in the Russ1anArctic ha spill d two million barrels of hot oil, soaking the fragile pennaf10st and posing potentially major environmental damage to the area. Reports indicate that the source of the pill was a 26 inch pipeline that has been leaking smcc Ia t fubruary, when a 25 foot high dike was erected to contain the spill. When the dike collapsed in Ia t week's heavy rain it .ent a flow of oil down the Pechora river that wa described as being three feet deep, six or. even miles long, and 14 yard. wide The olume IS eight time the amount of the leak from the Exxon Valtlet Peace between I racl and Jordan: "This is peace with digmty. TI1i i peace with commitment. 1111S IS our gift to our peoples and the generations to come. It will herald the change in the quality of life of peoplc ... a we di cover a human tacc to everything that has happcnetl and to each other -for all of us have far to long.'' -King Hussein of Jordan 'It is not only our states that arc making with ea h to<.lay, not only our nations that are. haking hands in peac here in the Arabat. You and 1, Your Majc ty. arc making peace here, our own peace, the p ace of oldiers and the peace or friends." -Pnmc Mmistcr Rabm of Israel SA, FRANCISCO STYLE JIEALTI IY MEXICAN fOOD MAl ST. SAltA OTA 366-9439 LIVE MUSIC SAT :hlP M J,P i AT F\.JRA[)L :\'l :1 j<.lt. Ill-. BURRITO CLUB I AM JAM HI! SAT, IIA\t \1 fl!\11'.' 1/N<.X. 6PMS\N

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