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Volume V, Issue 6 O ct. 3 9 7 9 9 5 Profil e : Wolfg a n g Sc huhmann by Evan Greenlee Some artists use paint and canvas; others, clay. Wolfgang Schuhmann, grounds keeper at New College, creates his art with trees, shrubs, and flowers. In the three years that Schuhmann has been here the campus has been transformed into a paradise. Just take a few moments to notice some day just how colorful the campus is. When then-Physical Plant Director Tom Penn offered Schuhmann the job, he wasn't gung-ho about taking it. The only reason he took the job, he said, "was because the way the campus looked. I said to myself, 'Oh my god, somebody has to do something with this place."' Since then, he has planted the rose garden between College Hall and Cook Hall, a heart-shaped garden in front of College Hall, and all the gardens surrounding New Caples. Schuhmann started his career in Bonn, Germany. At fifteen, an age when most of us were struggling through algebra and history, Schuhmann was learnmg to garden. Later, he graduated from agricultural school in Kassel, Germany. He came to the United States in 1953 when his father got a job in New York. In New York he gardened for big name m,illionaires like WilliamS. Paley, then the CEO of and Chairman of the CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 INSIDE Student Court 3 Town Meeting 4 Campus Recycling 4 Fitness Center Goals 5 Restaurant Review 6 Good Day Tampa Bay 7 White Trash . 8 .. Tastes like homemade .. GRIGGERS LECTURE CONFUSES STUDENTS by Matthew Grieco Either New College Students are slipping, or that Camilla Griggers gives one tough lecture. Last Tuesday, Professor Griggers of Carnegie-Mellon University came to New College to speak on the subject of "Lesbian Bodies in the Age of Postrnechanical Reproduction Her speech was taken from her upcoming book Becoming Woman, to be published by the University of Minnesota. Her focus was on popular conceptions of the lesbian body, and the appropriation of masculine symbols by lesbians in their quest for identity. Her style was, well, intensely academic. "I think she could have said it more clearly, with less jargon," said third-year student Mala Ghoshal. "On the whole, I was disappointed. I thought it could have been really interesting, but instead it was dry ... incomprehensible." Though not all students shared Ghosba!'s disappointment, there seemed to be agreement that following the lecture was very difficult for most students-this reporter included. "The speech was very interesting," said second-year student ick Napolitano, "although I wish that she would have paraphrased or clarified herself, especially when she used words like 'rhisomal' or 'simulacra' ... I was expecting a lecture on lesbian parenting." A carefully synchronized film featuring images of lesbians in the media accompanied the speech. Griggers called the film's contents, "A sampling of what was out there while I was writing the piece." Reactions to the film were mixed. ''I'm not sure how effective it was to have it going during the speech," said Ghoshal. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 A BIG CHUNK 0' MONEY by Amanda Loos After two hours and forty-five minutes worth of their first weekly meeting of the year, Student Affairs Council members emerged from the graffitied NCSA Office last Monday $13,606.82lighter. "If I had known about the differ ence from last year's budget, I would have fought and fought and fought for these new computers," said first-year SAC member David Salinas during the discussion of the new proposal submitted by third-year Rocco Maglio and second year [Catalyst Computer Guy] Steve Wilder, Mac Lab TAs. Out of the $12,438.91 requested, $11,738.95 was allocated for software and hardware for the Mac Lab and Publica tions Office. These included three new Power Macs and various upgrades: Quark a publication program which would bring New College up-to-date with other schools (which barely passed with two in favor, one opposed, and four abstentions); a new scanner and Textbridge software, which allows text to be scanned; Adobe Streamline, which compresses files and allows grayscale printing; and TribeLink lines, which allow students to dial up virtu and the Publica tions Office server. Adobe lllustrator was the only requested item not approved. First-year student Heather Mcin tosh asked for $906.87 to cover the cost of recycling equipment including five "can toppers" aluminum can crushers. These would allow for easy aluminum recycling and $45 a week to whichever needy group on campus del ivered the aluminum to the recycling ce n ter. CONTINUE D O N PAGE 2
2 The Catalyst Oct. 3-9, 1995 "WOLFGANG" FROM PAGE 1 Board at C.B.S. He arrived in Sarasota in 1973 and started his own gardening busines In June 1992 he came to New College. "We get recognized as a good-looking campus," he said, but added, "I'm still quite away from the way I think it should look. I'm personally never satisfied with the way the campus looks." In June the campus rose gardens were visited by the Bradenton-Sara ota Rose Society tour. The gardens received high prai e from many of the groups rose lovers. In Schuhmann's office hangs a patent that he smiles at when pointing it out. He received his patent for a coleus he developed. This coleus is unique in that the foliage is a deep maroon that gets darker in bright sunlight. On campus you can find the plant in the large stone urn in front of College Hall. In the gardens around campus Schuhmann practices environmental techniques from xerioscapeing, a landscapmg technique used to reduce water usage, to growing native plant Doing this cuts down on water, and the native plants require less fertilizer. "In the three year I'm here we put fertilizer down maybe twice," he said of the lawns. Schuhmann didn't like talking about himself. He said, "I don't need publicity. I'm too old for that. As long as the campus looks good I personally don't need publicity." General Editor Ilen Zazueta-Audirac Managing Editor Kate Fink Staff Writer Dan Berke, Evan Greenlee, Matthew Grieco, Rachael Lininger Amanda Loos, James Reffell, Graham Strouse, and Rocky Swift Layout Kelly Nichols and Matthew Spitzer Business Manager Sara Foley Computer Guy Steve Wilder Contributors Amy Andre and James Todd Evil Old Gnome Ken Burruss "GRIGGERS" FROM PAGE 1 "Since you had to focus so hard on what was being said, in a moment you could lose your hold on what was being said." However, fourth-year student Amy Andre said, "I liked the video. It was very interesting." Andre, who invited Griggers to New College, had been communicating with her over e-mail. Said Andre, "She wanted to get name recognition with the students, and I needed a speaker." Andre said Griggers is interested in coming to ew College as a professor. "It's great that she came down here," said Andre. "I would love to see her get a position here. She is a very intelligent woman. She has both intellectual background and practi cal background." Griggers invites imerested students to contact her via e-mail at cg 1m+@ andrew.cmu.edu "MONEY" FROM PAGE 1 "They're neat [the can toppers]," said fourth-year SAC member Christa Polley, and after deliberating on turdi ness, student respon e, the fate of the cans, and the need for the publication Campus Ecology, the total amount of 906.87 was allocated. ''I'm asking for money for something much sillier," said third-year student and third court RA Mala Ghoshal. It was $133 for the Third Court White Trash Family Reunion to buy food, drinks, and decoration of "maximum tackiness and rowdiness." $128 was unanimou ly allocated. The Third Annual New College Gay Pride Celebrati on is coming up in April, and second-year students Nick Napolitano and Michael Hutch asked for preliminary funding of $108 to send out letters to possible guest speakers, busi nesses, funding sources, and the press. Second-year SAC member Meg Moore abstained, and the money was approved. On behalf of Writing Specialist Jan Wheeler and Special Project Development Director Jim Feeney, Student Activities Coordinator Sara Kuppin asked for $500 to cover the rest of the cost needed to bring author Kevin Cante to give a reading and creative writing workshop this The request was deferred with the agreement that it be discussed at last Thursday's Town Meeting to see if he was someone students want to spend their money on. Second-year student Navin Deendyal questioned the allocation, or lack thereof, to Ultimate Frisbee com pared to other groups such as the Sailing Club. The issue of SAC policy on funding sports tournaments was put on the agenda for the Town Meeting. Second year student, Michael Hutch also requested $280 for producing one is ue of the erotic fiction magazine Pillow Book. He received $260. Willie Volk requested $280 for his production of the Sam Shepard play "Fool For Love," and was allocated $150. The Catalyst is available on the World Wide Web at http://www.sar.usf.edu/-catalystlindex.html Direct submissions and inquiries to: The Catalyst Box 75, 5700 N. Tamiami Trail or firstname.lastname@example.org Sarasota, FL 34243 Submissions may also be placed in the Catalyst box marked "Letters to the Editor/ Contributions." (In the Student Gov't. Boxes next to Barbara Berggren's office) Letters to the Editor should be no more than 250 words. Contributions may range in length from 250-500 words. Submissions should be labeled as either a letter to the editor or a contribution and include name and contact information. No anonymous submissions will be accepted. Submissions should be received by 5:00PM Friday in order to appear in the following week's issue. The Catalyst reserves the right to edit submmissions for reasons of space or grammar. Sponsored by Maria Vesperi and Dean Michalson
The Catalyst Oct. 3-9, 1995 3 STUDENT COURT OUTS I D E THE IVORY TOWER by Rachael Lininger The Student Court met once last semester. They elected a Chief Justice, who found for its members current copies of the Constitution and the USF Tampa Student Code. But that's it. There weren't any cases to be tried, disputes to settle, or elections to challenge. This year, they haven't met at all. In part, it's because there really hasn t been anything for them to do. Also there isn't anyone to call meetings. Fom1er Chief Justice Doug Messineo wasn t reelected. The Student Court's responsibili ties include hearing cases involving infractions of the Student Code or violations of student rights, or any other cases referred to it by the Office of Student Affairs or the Campus Police; interpreting the Constitution when there are disputes relating to the separation of powers and duties of the various NCSA members; and hearing challenges against elections that have not conformed with the Constitution and ordering new elections when necessary. When told that the Constitution requires Student Court to meet weekly, second-year Kristina Rudiger shrugged. "There isn't anything to do," she said "As far as I know, they haven't done that in six years or so. There was one case tried l ast year, but it was in the fall." Rudiger was elected in the spring term of 1995, as were second-years Aaron Gustafson and Meike Niederhausen. Gustafson also hadn't heard of the weekly-meeting requirement. "I was never to l d that-no one ever said we should meet. there's nothing to call a meeting about, really. If there were big, I'm sure we'd be meeting incessantly.'' He doesn't have any problem with that, though. "I want a court case before [the next elections]. I'd like to do one." He acknowledged Student Court has been slack, but noted, "we did count election ballots." "I've been meaning to call a meeting," said Niederhausen, "but there's not that much to do. I wish Doug [Messineo] had been reelected-he was pretty much in charge, and he was the only one who had any experience.'' She's philosophical about the lack of cases. "We kept hearing rumors that one was corning up, but nothing ever happened." Later, she added, "I don't care if you quote me-it's true. Student Court isn't doi n g anything, and people should know that." Michael Campbell, a third-year student, was elected this fall. "I don't know very much," he said. "From what I u nder stand, the Court doesn't have much to do right now." He did know that they will be responsible for overseeing the Constitu tional ame n dment process that's just begu n "I think we're going to meet this coming week," he added, and asked how to contact the other members. Fourth-year Kate Chapman, one of the newly elected members, is excited abou t the possibilities of the Student Court. ''This is the first time I've held office here, because I never had time before ... In the past the Student Court hasn't done much, but th i s year we're wanting to really get going." World Former enemies Yitzhak Rabin, Prime Minister of Israel, and Yasir Arafat, Chairman of the PLO, signed an accord which will transfer much of the West Bank Israeli control to the Arab residents. According to this agreement, Israeli troops will be withdrawn from villages on the West Bank by next March 30 Boy George's brother Gerald O'Dowd was arrested last weeek for murdering his wife with a stab to the heart Boy George, whose real name is George O'Dowd, stands by his 31-year old brother National On Wednesday, Time Warner Inc. agreed to sell its share in lnterscope Records, a leading label for "gangsta rap." The decision came just before the release of a rap album which Warner had tried unsuccessfully to review for content. Oregon Republican Sen. Bob Packwood and Illinois Democratic Rep. Mel Reynolds' last full day in Congress was last Friday. Packwood resigned after the SeNlte Ethics Committee unanimously recommended his expulsion. Reynolds was sentenced to five years in prison for having sex with an underage campaign worker. State/Local A Pinellas Park officer, who was videotaped using a shooting suspect as a shield, was cleared of any wrongdoing. The officer said he learned the technique at the Pinellas Park Police Academy. $2off LUNCH BUFFET $2off REGULARLY: $5.99 MONDAY-FRIDAY DAILY VEGETARIAN ITEMS AVAILIBLE THAI PATTAYA RESTAURANT ALSO GOOD FOR $2-00 OFF ANY ENTREE Offe r expires 10/16/95 6233 14TH STREET WEST BRADENTON, FL 34207 ACROSS FROM BLOCKBUSTERS $2off LUNCH BUFFET $2off
4 The Catalyst Oct. 3-9, 1995 NCSA UPDATES STUDENTS AT TOWN MEETING by Rocky Swift Augmented by Publix Brand Cheese-Flavored Nacho Chips and the commercially resurgent Cherry Coke, last week's Town Meeting commenced in the middle of Palm Court last Thursday. Vice Presidents Jessica Falcone and Jill Doran, both second-year students, presided. The biggest topic of debate was whether the Student Affairs Council should fund off-campus projects, specifi cally the tournament fees for the Ultimate Frisbee team. The SAC had previously allocated half of the tournament fees. They were hesitant to allocate additional funds for the tournament because such a move might set a precedent for funding activities that do not take place on campus. They decided to wait for more information before making a ruling. Falcone relayed a message from Fitness Center Coordinator Judy Roningen that the Fitness Center is losing user fee money because guests have nowhere to park. Roningen requested that students park in the back parking lot instead of the Fitness Center parking area to free up spaces for guests. Humanities Division Representa tive and Catalyst staff member Matthew Grieco reported on the results of the survey conducted by himself and Nicole Archer intended to pin down student interest in Humanities matters. The survey showed student interest in Middle Eastern/Islamic studies. Constitutional reform was the final matter for discussion. A committee is now forming to "clean up" the twenty-year-old NCSA Constitution. Grieco noted that both Deans want to sign the Constitution and that student government should take advantage of this opportunity. Fourth-year student and Catalyst editor lien Zazueta Audirac, a member of the new Constitu tional Committee, suggested that the power of student government be more evenly distributed. "There's an ungodly amount of power vested in the SAC," Zazueta Audirac said of the current NCSA Consti tution. When asked what wielding "un godly power" is like, second-year SAC member Meg Moore said, "It's kinda nice." CAMPUS RECYCLING:CRUSH THOSE CANS contributed by Anne Tazewell Changes are in store for solid waste and recycling at New College/ USF. Paper is a valuable commodity in the recycling market, so BFI, our recycling contractor, is willing to offset the costs of 96-gallon containers for other recyclables, such as glass, metal and plastic, with the promise that students will provide them with paper. Previously, BFI had charged $12.00 monthly for each container. Most paper is recyclable. This includes colored and computer paper, envelopes, brochures, junk mail, brown mailing envelopes, magazines and posters. Paper clips, rubber bands, staples and tape are no problem. The only paper products that are not acceptable are food containers: plates, cups, pizza boxes etc., spirals from notebooks and carbon paper. There is a large container for paper recycling in the Hamilton Center mail room, with more locations coming soon. Campus administration is helping with paper recycling efforts by providing every staff and faculty member with a desk side recycling container that will be picked up twice a week and taken to the bins behind Hamilton Center. Director of Finance and Business Affairs Lynda Block Hill has also agreed to purchase 25 recycling receptacles to be placed next to trash cans to collect glass, plastic and aluminum. Director of Housing and Student Affairs Mark Johnson is ordering individual dorm room recycling contain ers to facilitate the job for students. The SAC is funding the purchase of aluminum can-crushers and receptacles to be located next to campus soda machines. In addition, the SAC is providing funds to purchase sets of recycling containers to be located at each dorm (one set for each court, in the case of the Pei dorms) so students can take the responsibility of sorting recyclables themselves. This will eliminate the chore of Sunday afternoon recycling that has traditionally fallen to a few dedicated volunteers. After analyzing one day's garbage from the Pei dorms, Hamilton Center and Marriott, the greatest source of potential waste reduction is in eliminating the use of styrofoam and plastic ware in the cafeteria. China and silverware has been ordered through joint funding from the SAC and Student Affairs. Marriott is under n o contractual obligation to provide students with non disposable dining ware. Marriott had 500 place settings at the begi n n ing of last year and less than I 00 by the end. This was after searching dorm rooms for stray china at the end of the year. The new dining ware that is coming in belongs to studen.s, not Marriott, although they have agreed to wash it. Third-year student Anne Tazewell is the Recycling Coordinator for New College. WOMEN'S RESOURCE CENTER SIDEWALK SALE Sat. October 7th 10-2 S un. October 8th 12-4 GREA T BARGAINS Sweaters $1 ,$2 Belts $1 And other accessories at: 1439-41-Main Street Downtown Sarasota (9 4 1) 953 4222 M-F 10:00-5:30 Sat. 10:00-2:00 Call For Consignment Appt.
The Catalyst Oct. 3-9, 1995 5 MORE N E W O FFICERS REVEAL PLANS by Evan Greenlee After three weeks, most newly elected New College Student Alliance officers have outlined their plans for the year in The Catalyst. Almost all talked of improving communication with students. Tal Greenberg, second-year student and Public Defender, said he had no definite plans. Greenberg was elected with only eleven votes. Now he is waiting for someone else in Student Court to get the ball rolling "I don t know what s going on,'' be said When the court does start up, he is looking forward to defend ing people. "Everyone deserves a second chance," he said Tracy Barlow, fourth-year student and Natural Sciences Division Represen tative, said, "I don't have any big plans for changes within the Nat. Sci. division, but people should know that I'll work towards making the changes that they want." Some ideas she mentioned were to hold meetings every few weeks or provide a comment box. John Denning, fourth-year student, is an old hand with the SASC (Student Academic Status Committee). This is his third year on the committee. He said, "I've seen more contracts than anyone else except for Nancy Ferraro If you need help, you can get in touch with him at email@example.com edu Geoff Kurtz, Educational Policy Committee member, said "I want both to act as a liaison between students and faculty, and to help instigate public discussions of educational policy that allow voices to be heard that aren't usually heard." He has plans to make students equal with professors Third-year student Jenny Smith Social Sciences Division Representative, plans to listen to as many students as she can The main thing that I want to see happen," she said is what goes on in the faculty meeting gets communicated to the students." She is also serving as deputy chair of the Academic Affairs Committee. Meg Moore is a second-year Student Affairs Council member elected this fall for a second term. She said it wouldn't be right for SAC members to have agendas Her goal is to make sure that students have a way of voicing their opinions to the SAC. She plans to strengthen communication between the SAC and the students during Town Meetings. dartha Alter, a first-year SAC member, ran for the job because she wanted "to be in a position to hear the real story," she said. She advocated that all parts of government need better commu nications." She would like to see meetings of all the NCSA officers. Michael Campbell (Student Court), David Salinas (First-year SAC), Sofia Memon (Social Sciences Division Rep .), and Rachel Sgaglio (Residence Life Committee Rep ) did not respond to messages left byThe Catalyst. FITNESS CENTER GOALS, PROBLEMS DISCUSSED b y Daniel Berke A meeti n g called by Fitness Center Coordinator Judy Roningen was to be held on September 25th, at 11:00 A.M. at the Fitness Center. The meeting finally commenced at 11:35 A.M .. Roningen supplied an agenda of topics to be discussed, including user fees, office hours, parking, goals, and center sugges tions. Mos t discussion centered around fin ancial i sues Of primary importance was the decline in fitness center revenue from user fees. User fees are the $50 c h arge that nonst u dents (e.g alumni) must pay t o use the Fit n ess Center facilities. This year only $600 has been made o n these fees, as opposed to over $1000 in past years R oni ngen noted that one reason for the decli n e mig h t b e lack of parking. A ltho ugh the user fee is $ 5 0, a parking permit is still n ecessary for non-students because the r e are so few visitor spots availa bl e near the Fitness Ce n ter. She asked tha t all New College students sho u l d fir s t attempt to park in the Hami l ton or Sudakoff lots, even though "it may be a minor inconvenience," in an effort to clear up space for those actually using the Fitness Center. Another financia l problem is failure within the spa jet system and the pool purifying system. After several months of costly repairs last year, it was not foreseen that pool malfunctions of this nature would occur now. Insufficient money has been allocated for pool repairsFitness Center Advisory member, Wolff Bowden, may have to wait for his squat bench. Also discussed was the offer by Indiana's St. Jude's Hospital for NC and UP to participate in its annual "Basketball it is a commuter school. Everyone com mutes and mostly only guys would have any interest anyway." The meeting concluded with a mention of future programs to be offered, such as a l um Will Snedden's Tai Chi class, an advanced massage class, and a SCUBA class. Attendees were New College student Stephanie Weiss, Student Alliance President SuJean Chon, UPSA President Stout. UPSA Vice President Tony Cummins arrived towards the end of the meeting. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 4th at 2:00P.M. All are we lcome to attend. Shootout Fund Raiser ,...-------------------------, Roningen seemed doubtfu l that students would participate "We don't eve n get much activity in our own events, such as the Dance Marathon," she said. UP S A President Dawn Stout added, "The problem with UP is that Buy Sell Trade Downtown Sarasota 1488 Mai n St. Sarasota, FL 34236 U .S.A. MondayS aturday 1 0 :00 A M .6 :00 P.M (813) 366-1373
6 The Catalyst Oct. 3-9, 1995 RESTAURANT REVIEW: THIS AIN'T PIZZA HUT by Steve Wilder Pizza. This time-honored, heavenly dish has found its way into the palates of many a college student, and Novo Collegians are certainly no exception. When it comes to pizza in Sarasota, the New College student has many choices. Pizza Hut, Dominos, Little Caesar's, and Hungry Howie's are ever present, but for the true connisseur, lesser-known places must be investigated Saulina s Pizza, located in the Wai Mart Plaza on University Parkway, is such a place. Nestled snugly next to a Publix and a sports bar, Saulina's has a small, friendly atmosphere one would be far less likely to find in, say, Pizza Hut. Two pizza ovens are in full view behind the bar, and patrons are expected to seat themselves in the dining area When we arrived at Saulina's at 7 P.M. on a Wednesday night, the restaurant was about half full. We waited at the front of the restaurant expecting to be seated, but Tom, one of the managers (and a Queens native), looked at us and shouted cheerfully "What are you standing there for? Go on in ... have a seat." Menus were kept under glass on the tables, and a waitress took our order after about five minutes. Having many vegetarian and vegan friends I inquired whether pizza could be made without cheese. The waitress answered, "We sure can." Ooh. The pizzas came in two sizes, 16" Saulina's Pizza 8428 North Lockwood Ridge Road Phone 355-7050 Open 11AM-9PM Monday-Saturday and 18", so we decided to get the smaller of the two, with cheese on one half of the pizza. After a short wait and some drinks (refills are free), the hand-tossed, steam ing pizza was served to us in the pan. Double ooh. Tom had indeed baked the pizza with cheese on just one side (as I later found out, he is a vegetarian as well) Out of curiosity, I tried a cheeseless slice, and was pleasantly surprised. The cheese pizza was excellent as well; the crust was truly hand-tossed, and the toppings tasted fresh and much better than those one would find in a commercial chain. A special note to those who like onions: make doubly sure that you like a lot of onions, because you will get a lot unless you specify otherwise. I pulled a good handful or two of onions from the pizza, not because they weren t good but because there were too many of them. The two of us were unable to finish the entire pizza, but our waitress boxed the spare slices at our request. The total bill for one 16" pizza with three toppings and two drinks came to just under twenty dollars with tip. As we left the restaurant, we stopped to ask Tom if the dough was safe for vegans as well. He said that if you can eat yeast you're doing fine. Saulina's is a pleasing alternative to those unable to stomach more Marriott or veggie burgers. You should check it out even if you don t like pizza; the large menu boasted calzones, salad, cold and hot subs, hamburgers, and sandwiches The prime draw of the restaurant, however, is the pizza. As Tom said, "I make pizza. Pizza's my life."' BUCCANEER TAILGATING RITUAL AS ART Buc talk with James Todd The three-hour period before a Tampa Bay Buccaneers game is sometimes where the real competition begins. Tailgating is a sport where the "winners" show that they are the most prepared in their area to have a great pregame party. Usually, "he who has the most toys wins." For the Redskins game, Ron (my season-ticket partner) and I had a cooler of Molson Ice, bratwurst and accessories, a grill, chairs, radio, Buccaneer jerseys, Game day programs and a Buccaneer football to toss around. As always, we beat a col!ple of groups off the bat-people we classify as amateurs Amateurs have no grill, no Bucs merchandise whatsoever and they lean against their car because of the absence of chairs. Vve did have some stiff competition about six cars over. They had a good inventory of items-much like ours. When it came time to light the grill, though, Ron and I considered it a win for us. The other team had tremendous problems trying to light up their charcoal. Our "Match Light" was ablaze with an effortless flick of a lighter. A friendly wave and a smile to our friends dousing their fire with lighter fluid-as we relaxed in our chairs-was satisfaction at its best. The hands-down winners were a few guys that have season seats near us. They had the win in the bag, proudly displaying their Bucs Flag, Buc Helmet, grill and party supplies underneath their Buccaneer tent and folding picnic table. A large crowd gathered around to take part in the festivities. We congratulated them on their efforts and accepted the runner-up position. Our success at tailgating was rewarded as Sam Wyche took the Buccaneers to a 2-2 record with a 14-6 victory over the Redskins. Tears of joy, hugs and a lot of high fives complemented Martin Mayhew's game clutching end zone interception. Alvin Harper's first touchdown as a Buccaneer brought a win starved stadium offans to its feet. Even his subsequent ejection from the game for grabbing an official elicited cheers of support as he strutted off the field. Three sacks, a great day for the defense, and outstanding efforts by Errict Rhett and Hardy Nickerson showed the strengths of our new 1995 Tampa Bay Buccaneers. For Bucs fans, the week was made with a win and a'l upcoming game against the expansion team of Carolina-the Panthers. New College professor Paul Buchanan believes it's ludicrous to root for the Bucs, who have 12 seasons of double-digit losses under their belt. Well, Dr. B., get ready to eat your words The Bucs will be .500 or better, and will probably go to the playoffs. I'm calling it now: it's a New Day in Tampa Bay
The Catalyst Oct. 3-9, 1995 7 WATCHING THE WATCHMEN: A VISIT WITH CHANNEL 1 3 by Graham Strouse September 27, 7:50 A.M.-Pre Shoot: A microwave a ntenn a e pokes a hole through the morning in front of Cook Hall. A long red coil snakes up the pole The antenna 's attached to that Eyewitness 13 news van parked in the grass Channel 13' s Good Da y Tampa Ba y i s doing a story on New College about our third straight number one be s t buy rating I say "hi" to the driver tell him I'm here to report on the coverage of the story he's shooting He kicks his seat up smiles, and shakes my hand His name is Barry Tarleton. Tarleton's a Sarasota based photographer/video g r a pher for Tampa's channel 13. His van looks like a surveil lance truck It s filled with T.V. screens, a wide black machine that looks like a VCR, doodads switche s and knick knacks As we talk the crew gathers round Russell Rhodes the reporter from Tampa appears from around the corner of the truck. He's dressed in collegiate camoflague grey slacks and blue and grey plaid pull-over dark sunglasses and loafers. His slick black hair starts halfway down his head. My first thought is "maintenance man ." Rhodes smiles intently, shakes my hand, and s tarts asking me questions. For a moment, I lose track of who s reporting on whom. Rhode's cameraman is Craig Davidson a compact Texan with big forearms The first shot airs at 8:05. Rhodes wanders off to the bay to pace and get his head together. A lot of them do that his colleagues tell me; Rhodes more than most. Inside the van ("my office," says Tarleton), I sit with an I.F.P. receiver in my ear. He explains the basics of the T.V. relays: "It's just like a microwave," says Tarleton, "except you can't cook your food with it." None of the three T.V. men actually knows what I.F.P stands for. But those ear phones prove so darn useful. We can all hear the banter from the hosts of Good Day Tampa Bay-on and off camera. Bill and Leslie grin through rouge and brylcreme. 8:05-First Shot: It's just a teaser ; something to perk the reader s coffee before the show. Rhodes stands before the camera, bare toes curling in the grass, a backpack on his shoulder "This morning, we re going back to school," he says Rhodes pulls out a copy of Money. Good day, Tampa Bay New College wins again After the cameras stop rolling I ask Rhodes about the barefoot thing: "The first two people I interviewed yesterday, neither was wearing shoes, he says Rhodes also heard something about the Marriott injunction against unshod patrons. The day before the shoot, while touring the campus Rhodes talked to second-years Chris Frost and Meg Moore those notorious feet streakers. He also interviewed Student Life Coordinator Sara Kuppin and Assistant Resident Counselor Tracie Merritt, both graduates They're salaried, now. Like all respect able professionals, they wear shoes Off camera, Rhodes loses a little of his slickness. "Obviously, we have some fun with the show," he says "We're not too serious." Rhodes and Davidson spent several hours on campus the previous day, interviewing students, poking their heads into Associate Professor of British and American Literature John McDiarmid's Shakespeare class. "They were discussing Falstaff," says Rhodes, who has a lot of off-camera praise for New College: "I lived here a year, and didn t know a lot about the place," he says. [New College] is probably a very well kept secret." "It's always encouraging I think, to come across students who have very few complaints about the quality of education they're receiving." Davidson concurred, and said that It was a lot like the Junior College I went to in Texas ... .! liked it." 8:20--Second Spot: Dean and Warden Gordon E. "Mike" Michalson comes rushing out of his office in Cook Hall Michalson looks a bit surprised that he 'll be getting his 15 minutes of fame at 8:20A.M., but his spirits are good: "I said to my secretary, Joyce, this whole place is going to hell in a handbasket. .. I guess they re doing this thing live. Good thing I'm wearing unden ear ." Spot two airs with Michalson talking "New College is well-known in academic circles he says He looks over Rhodes "You look like you fit right in I notice you're wearing shoes and socks, though ." 8:55-The Last Spot. This one's the easiest to run Rhodes and Davidson shot the the bulk of the spot yesterday afternoon They then drove back to Tampa where they edited and wrote the script. Rhodes memorized the facts he'd need to know about New College; and, just to be safe, he scribbled them on his left wrist in blue ink. All Rhodes has to do now is stand spraddle-legged (barefoot again) and introduce the piece Then a message comes in over the I.F.P It's from Leslie. "Russell, I'm really heavy. You' re going to have to keep this short." "Okay says Rhodes, I thought that wa:; coming." Rhodes kicks into the videotape. The camera flashes from Shakespeare : McDiarmid and Falstaff, a bleary-looking second-year Wolff Bowden ; to Frost and Moore, barefoot by the library where Moore admits the only pair of shoes she owns are for running. Kuppin and Merritt flash by, and it's finished. On time. "Thank you," says the disembodied timekeeper over the I.F.P. "You saved me." Rhodes and Davidson pack up and leave. They're off to do a story on the Bushwacker's Down Under Restaurant, so named by its founders, both professional wrestlers. Tarleton says he's going to a shoot at one of the last dinner theatres around.
8 The Catalyst Oct. 3-9, 1995 PARTY OFFENDS SOME, AMUSES OTHERS POLICE LOG by Den Zazueta-Audirac "Let your inner redneck out!" exclaimed the signs advertising the White Trash Family Reunion. Approximately 100 New College students gathered in third court last weekend to do just that. After the cheap beer and Star Crunches had been cleared away students, including the organizers, expressed divergent opinions about the event. Elitism? Some students felt that the term white trash was derogatory. To place a whole group of people in one category and then put them down seems like what they did, and that made me uncomfortable, said third-year student Jerry Dufrain. "It was interesting," said second year Tal Greenberg, "considering how politically correct New College students seem to like to see themselves as in general." Third-year Julie Allen, one of the party's organizers stated, "I guess we thought some people would be offended but they should have a sense of humor People here take themselves too seri ously." Racism? The 'white' part of white trash caused some confusion. "Even if it had been called the trailer trash party' or something, it would've been better than specifying a race said second-year student Tenea Johnson. Second-year Jason Jacobs who also helped organize the party said that "one [black student] asked us if black people were allowed to come it definitely wasn't meant to be exclusionary." Realism? Students seemed to disagree most about the authenticity of the experience."A little too close to real was fJISt-year David Doherty's reaction to the White Trash Family Reunion, but second year Essie Larson was more moderate "I grew up with people like that," said Larson, "it was kind of like overexag gerating what the real fact is. Said Johnson "I'm from Kentucky, these people don't really know what white trash is. Jacobs had a different perspective. "I think that most of the people who were there and who were really enjoying it weren't faking it," he said. "This is in our backgrounds, our parents still wear tube tops and serve macaroni and cheese." Sometimes realism can be over whelming. "It got scary," said Allen, "but it didn't turn nasty ever, it was all in good fun 9/14 8:30P. M.: USF Student Governmer Representative reported theft of T-shirts, valued at $150 from the glass case of C Lounge 9/16 1 : 05 A.M. : Sgt. McCue issued a trespass warning to a non-student. 1:59 A M.: An off-campus noise complaint was made to Ofc St. John Outside noise was turned off 9/17 2:58A.M.: Two female students reported harassment from subjects in vehicles to Ofc. Mislyan 9/18 4:50 P.M.: A student reported a stolen bike valued at $450 from Ham Center. Report taken by Ofc Roarty. 5:01P.M.: Ofc. Lange reported criminal mischlef $250 damage to a campus copying machine. 9/20 8:17P.M. : Student smoking in Hamilton Center given verbal warning by Sgt. Shideler. 9/24 7:33P.M.: USF Student hurt while roller blading on US 41 overpass A New Collge RA took her to Sarasota Community Hospital. I 0 : 58 P M.: Student given verbal warn ng for smoking in Hamilton Center. 9/25 9:45A.M.: Non student con struction employee involved in alleged battery and assault. with custodian Case referred to State Attorney's Office. GUEST OPINION: SEXUAL AWARENESS contributed by Amy Andre During my four years of public high school in Florida, sex ed lasted for a total of three weeks, within the context of a semester-long health class It consisted of filling out worksheets on STDs and attending a lecture on how to examine your breasts or testicles for cancer. Hardly comprehensive. Assuming that the majority of the first-years come from Florida and that they probably received a similar sex education, I decided that making Septem ber New College's first Sexuality Aware ness Month might help make up for this educational deficiency (There are prob ably many non-first-years who could use a little sexuality awareness too!). Sexuality Awareness Month had a different theme every week: Safer Sex; STDs & AIDS; Birth Control, Pregnancy, and Abortion; Rape & Sexual Assault; and Sexual Orientation Weekly events included condom distributions, speakers (including one, Dr. Camilla Griggers, who flew in from Pittsburgh to speak for free), support groups (for women who have had abortions, people who have been raped, and queer people). There was also a "People With AIDS" speakers panel, a bit of AIDS activism and a campus-wide Spin-the-Bottle Party! I discovered that the month brought me into an awareness as well. I learned the following things: 1) Novo Collegians have a lot of sex (a conclusion drawn after I passed out 1,000 condoms over the course of three lunches); 2) many New College students do not have sex at all (a conclusion drawn by comments and reactions to my condom offerings); and 3) there is a need for sexuality awareness on campus. I had several sit-down chats with students during the month about personal sexual problems. I probably got as much out of talking with these students as they did. I am glad to be seen as someone to talk to about STDs, HIV, abortion, rape, etc. I may not always be able to answer your questions, but I can probably refer you to someone who can. Feel free to contact me anytime to ask questions or share your concerns, box 37, 359-3173. I also learned that people do not have much to say about rape and violence women, but put up one little poster about fisting and people are up in arms. I am interested in learning more about people's feelings on violence against women/ suggestions for activism. Sexuality Awareness Month was a great learning experience for me, and, I hope, for you. I can't wait 'til next year!
The Catalyst Oct. 3-9, 1995 9 EDITORIAL: OUR MISSION Since the reincarnation of the Catalyst a year ago, we have yet to clearly state what we are or what our mission is. It's time to state both. What we are is a student newspaper for New College The Catalyst is student run student funded and directed to students. We come out once every week on Tuesdays, and distribute copies across the campus to students, faculty and administration. The Catalyst's mission is to be a reliable, informative and entertaining source of current events both on and off campus; to keep an eye on student, faculty and professional organizations; and to provide a forum for New College students through which their views, opinions and expressions can be conveyed to the student body at large. Reliable-maintaining an air of professionalism so that no information we convey be disregarded Also, it means printing something that everyone can read, if not agree with. Informativeall the news that we can fit; empowering the student body through the power of knowledge. Entertainingmaking our paper enjoyable to read (in other words, not copying The New York Times) and includ ing articles that students will find amusing as well as informative. Onand Off-Campus this means more than just spreading our readership to off-campus students Events off campus impact students, just as student activities impact the community around us. Keeping an eye on student. faculty. and professional organizationsone of the most traditional roles for any newspaper is serving as a watchdog on various organizations that can affect a reader's life. The same holds true for New College, whether it be a faculty committee, the New College Student Alliance, food service or any other organization. Providing a forum for students another traditional newspaper role is serving as a medium through which members of the community can communicate with one another in public discourse One of the most important parts of the Catalyst is printing Letters to the Editor, which allows anyone to express his or her view, opinion, wish, outrage or joy. We also print contributions from readers. Submissions guidelines appear in every issue, next to the staff box. Letter to the Editor Constitution Editorial Was Unfair to President I'm extremely upset by the editorial printed two weeks ago in The Catal y st First, the facts weren't straight. I appreciate that Th e Catalyst corrected itself on the vice-presidential appointments but it was not enough of a retraction. The misquote which opened the editorial was exaggerated and out of context. SuJean called the Constitution 'a piece of crap' lightly, in the context of a discussion regarding Constitutional refonn. The constitution is old and outdated, and needs to be changed I believe the quote was highlighted and stripped of context to sensationalize the issue. Also, The Catalyst presented the committee appointments out of context. The officers held an NCSA free-for-all. Students were given the opportunity to snag the remaining vacant committee positions The officers couldn't give some of the positions away, so SuJean appointed the officers to committees. SuJean 's motivation lay in supporting the NCSA, yet The Catal y st managed to make the appointments sound like an underhanded garnering of political power. Also the "point" of the editorial was getting back to the Constitution.' That same officers meeting, which The Catalyst spoke of in the editorial, included discussion of increased Constitution availability for the student body, Constitutional reform, and reinstituting Constitutional mandates, like the AAC and regular town meetings. I suppose the editorial wouldn't have been nearly as interesting if it had been balanced, but I don't think that's an excuse. The government and media are traditionally at each other's throats, but we should transcend that to best "preserve New College's identity and vitality as a unique alternative in American higher education Print the whole truth Jessica Falcone, NCSA Vice-President (Jill Doran, NCSA Vice-President) The Catalyst needs some moolah. You can get it for us. Apply now for position of "Business Manager". Experience in schmoozing is strongly recommended; a car is a plus, punctuality is a definite plus. Will get tutorial credit for second module. Exciting co-workers. Flexible hours. Loss of dignity. The Catalyst only slightly better than McDonald's.
10 The Catalyst Oct. 3-9, 1 995 ANNOUNCEMENTS ET TU? (TASTY TRANSLATIONS FROM TURGID TOMES), a new journal on Things Ancient, seeks submissions fr o m archaeology students anthropology students, classics students and (ancient) history students. Dt>..z.dline is O cfober 31. S ubmit to box 46l.Contact Matt Amati or Lisa Swanstrom for info. On Mondays at 5:30, the Singing Group will meet in Room 212 of Caples Fine Arts Building. On Tuesday October 3 there will be a Campus Ministry Needs Assessment in the Fishbowl at 12:00. If yo u have any s u gges ti o n s or comments ple a se come The Campus Interfaith Series will present "AIDS Faith Quality of L ife, and L o ngevity with speaker Norm Allers on Thursday, Oct. 5 at 6 : 00 in Sudakoff The Campus Ministry Pizza Party on the Bay will be held Friday, October 6 at 7 :00 in Old Caples. Musicians! Due to a recent mishap all the members ofthe hardcore rock band "the Shrimp have landed in the Manatee Co. Correctional Facility The singer/lead guitarist/mobster is looking for replacements for the positions of bassist, drummer, a nd organ grinder Send all inquiries to Ed Crumbl ey, Box 480 Calling all progressives feminists pinkos environmentalists human rightsniks reds theorists lefties activists curious peop l e ... Do yo u want to help form a NC chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America? Interested but not sure? Please come to an orga n izatio naV informational meeting, Wednesday Oct. 4 at 7:00P.M. in front of the Fishbowl. Box 4 for more info Your friendly Education Policy Committee Representatives are holding an Education Policy Free-For-AU at 7:00P.M. Thursday Oct 5 i n front of the Fishbowl. Come tell us your gripes, dreams and ponderings about educatior at New College! New Fitness Center classes for October 1995 (please sign up a t the F.C .): Advanced Massage (Thursdays 7:15-9:15 P.M.), Stress Relief (Tu es days 7 8 : 00 P M. ), Tai Chi (Sundays 6-7 : 30 P.M. and s tudents only Wedne s days 7 9 P.M ) and SCUBA (Tuesdays and Thur s days 7-10: 00 P.M.). Florida Representative Dan Miller (R) will be speaking at College Hall Wednesday October 4th at l 0 :00A.M. He will be enter taining a11y questions you might have Bathroom Break at t h e New Yor k S t oc k Exc h a n ge Do you walk alone at n i ght? Now available for sign ou t in t h e cop s hop are small, cli p on, personal alarms. Students can purchase a limited amount of tickets i n Student Affairs for $5.00 If you would like to ensure yourself a ticket for o n e of the following Van Wezel events, please return your first, seco nd, and third choices to the box in Student Affairs. Deadline is Novem ber 1. Questions? Ask Sara in Student Activities (359-426 6 ). Performances: 12/5: Philip Glass 1/9: Dance Theatre of Harlem 1/16-1/17: The Who's "Tommy" 217-2/8: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre 2/27: Harlem Spirit u:>J Ensemb l e 3/1: Caribbean Jazz Project Featuri n g A n dy Narell, D av e Samuels & Paquito D'Rivera 3/24: New York City National Opera Company: "La Traviata" 4/5-417: "Grease"