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Volume V, Issue 7 Oct. 70-76, 1995 "Cheap. Fast. Efficient. Pick two.'' Profile: Horace Stevenson by Amanda Loo Ever noticed how the mon trous amounts of garbage that pile up on the tables in Hamilton Center over the weekend miraculously disappear by breakfast on Monday? This mag i c i in the hands of Horace Stevenson cu tod i an of Hamilton Center "Once you get through Monday he aid, as we sat in the Fishbow l on a Wednesday "the other day aren't t o o bad." When I met with him for an interview, he was pulling a cart filled with neatly eparated bottles and cans one of the many activities you 'll often spot him engaged in each weekday I have a daily routine said Stevenson, unless there s omething special. Stevenson grew up i n Lakeland, Florida He "knew some people, that lived in Sara ota, and used to spend summers here. When I finished schoo l .. .I wanted to do something different," he aid so he decided to come to Sarasota. He worked at vari o u other jobs-"a little bit of everything he said Some [ companies] were only in town so long he aid; when they fini hed the job, they'd move on Then he met a girl. Her name was Daisy, and she was from Manatee County. Horace and Daisy were married CONTINUED 0 PAGE 2 INSIDE Ham Center Tra hed ........ 3 Fitness Center Budget ........ 5 Core pondant Abroad ....... 6 Cubs and Activities .......... 7 Pasta, Pasta, Pasta ........... 8 Buc Talk .................. 8 MEMORY STOLEN FROM PUBLICATIONS OFFICE by Matthew Grieco Something's missing in the Publications Office, and this time it's not a thesis student's sanity. believes the theft took place after 3:00 on Thursday, September 28, but before late the following night. But the police have reason to think that the chips were stolen between Monday, October 2, Mac Lab Coordinator 1:30 A.M. and 8 :30A. M. October 1. A Rocco Maglio and Mac .---C-O_S_T_T_O_S_T_U_O_E_N_T_S_:_.., supplementary report Lab TA and Catalyst was filed by a student Between 9:00 and 10:00 PM on Computer Guy Steve 2 RAM chips (12M) $600 who aid that he was in Wilder and made a CorelDraw di k the lab at the earlier of distressing discovery. and manuals $680 those times, and that the The lone IBM in the Norton Uti] ities $200 computer was working lab was mi sing two TOTAL $!480 properly at that time. Random Acces When he returned, the Memory (RAM) chips: an 8 megabyte chip and a 4 megabyte chip. The com bined value of items currently missing from the Publications Office, according to the campus police, i $1480.00. Norton Utilities and Corel Draw, the latter being a two-CD set, are also missing. The police have no suspects at this time. "We've lost most of the IBM software we own said Maglio. He machine was no longer functioning According to Sergeant Eugene O'Casio of the university police, the investigation was slowed because the di patcher (al o a tudent) told the reporting student to talk to a Mac Lab TA rather than file a report with the police. Wilder has little doubt how the theft occurred. "Someone came in here CONTINUED 0 PAGE 2 U.S. CONGRESSMAN VISITS NEW COLLEGE by Rocky Swift United States Congre sman Dan Miller (R.) relived his days as a professor at USF by speaking to ew College students about the workings of federal government. Student response to the lecture was mediocre, as about fifteen observers found the congressman to be predictable in his responses and behavior. Miller fielded question from students for about an hour on matters that dealt mainly with government and public policy. He described himself as "fiscally conservative, and a sertcd his desire to decrease the national debt. "I think its a moral issue," said Miller on fighting the debt. Miller explained that he had no problem reconciling being "fiscally conservative" and representing a district with a high percentage people receiving social security. The congressman stated that Medicare and Medicaid spending must be slowed or the federal government will face an economic crisis when baby boomer hit retirement age. "Politically, the best thing to do is forget about Medicare," said Miller, enior citizens recognize that Medicare ha problems." Miller described him elf as liberal on social issues, but said that he did not believe that issues such as family leave and abortion regulations were CO TINUED ON PAGE 3
2 The Catalyst Oct. 10-16,1995 'PROFILE' FROM PAGE 1 in 1965-they're celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary this year. They moved to Manatee County in 1966, where they still reside. "I like both of them [the counties]," said Stevenson, "and I still have friends [in both] ... I feel at horne." He likes living in Manatee, though, because it is less expensive, and he can avoid the touri t atmosphere of Sarasota. Stevenson began at New College, then a private school, as a ground man, but "got angry" and left. "I was much younger then ... my temper-I've learned how to control that." It was hard to find another job during this time; six months later he responded to an ad and was hired as custodian. "It was kinda hard working at that time-people coming and going ... but I've fought the hard times out," said Stevenson. In the twenty years that he has worked here, his job has grown. When he started as custodian, Hamilton Center was "not as large as it is now ... it takes up more time," he said. Our meeting happened to fall on the day after Hamilton Center was trashed (among several other room on campus). "Some days are better than others," said Stevenson. He also mentioned the aftermath of Palm Court Parties "You know how they can get," he said. "Some times it's a disaster and you hate to clean that morning." "I think I get along with everyYnThlal_yg General Editor Ilen Zazueta-Audirac Managing Editor Kate Fink Staff Writers 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 Contributor James Todd Mr. Happy Ken Burruss body. I think I do. I hope I do!" Stevenson said with a laugh. "It takes a lot to make me angry ... I have to be pushed real far," he said, but when students track dirt onto a floor that he's mopping, "it burns me up." He doesn't let things like this really bother him, though: "I go along with the punches," he said. Stevenson carne to New College simply to escape from the "sun-up to sun down" job he had then at a bottling company, but he enjoys working here. "Students to me are lots of fun. They get to know you, you get to know them," he said, then described how some students, "you get close to, and then they graduate. .. when they come back, you hug." Just as we get to know his cleaning habits, Stevenson said he's gotten to know students' study habits, and doesn't often clear away books or papers that are lying around. "I let them be the judge of what to throw away," he said. And do they? "Some do, some don't ... it's a come and go thing." 'MEMORY THEFf' FROM PG. 1 with a screwdriver and unscrewed [the computer], took off the case, and took the RAM, and left it sitting there ... Hon estly, I think we're not gonna find it." Maglio agreed: "Let me ask you, what do you think the chances are we're going to find it? ... What we'll probably do is pay for it out of the operating budget." This money, incidentally, comes from the Student Affairs Committee, and therefore out of students' pockets. Maglio was mystified that anyone would steal these chips from a public access machine. "It's the same as having your own computer; I don't see why anyone would take it." Most involved feel that there is a general security problem in the Publica tions Office. According to O'Casio, the police have a hard time monitoring who uses the room since the key is only checked out under the name of one student at any given time. His officers have standing orders to lock the room whenever they find it empty. Maglio doubted that security can be improved. "I don't see any way we could make a difference ... without making the lab virtually unusable." Said Mac Lab TA and Catalyst reporter Rachael Lininger: "People keep complaining about [checking out] the key, but if someone had been in here, this probably wouldn't have happened." A picture of the stolen chips is available on the World Wide Web at: http:/ /www.sar.usf.edu/-maglio/MacLab/ news.html CORRECTION: In last weeks issue, third-year student and NCSA Vice-President Jill Doran was incorrectly identified as a second year student. The Catalyst is available on the World Wide Web at http://www.sar. usf.edu/ -catal ystlindex.html Direct submissions and inquiries to: The Catalyst Box 75, 5700 N. Tarniami 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. 10-16,1995 3 CONGRESSMAN CON'T FROM P 1 appropriate as federal issues The congressman voted down a family leave bill and a bill to in s ure safe passage to abortion clinics. Regarding family leave policies at the workplace, Miller s aid, You don't like that policy you move on to another job." Miller explained his "nay vote to lift the ban on gays in the military was based on his belief that it was not the government's job to interfere with military policy Miller who i s serving only his second term sits on the House Budget and Appropriations Committee one of the most influential and powerful committees in Congress. When asked by Assistant Professor of Political Sci e nce Keith Fitzgerald how a new member of Congress could get such an appointment so quickly, Miller attributed his luck to "internal politicking. Professor Fitzgerald thought the congressman's conduct was fairly predictable. I think he wanted a chance to explain to students how government worked said Fitzgerald "It ended up looking more like a town meeting forum ." Fitzgerald noted that Miller and his aide were impressed by students and their questions, but that New College students are not a significant force in his policy "He acted like a typical member of Congress," Fitzgerald said. Second-year student Nick Napolitano had a similar reaction Students asked him questions, and you pretty much knew how he would respond His responses were pretty predictable and often elusive." Miller is a native of Bradenton and currently lives there He has taught at USF and other schools and was a success ful businessman before entering politics. United States Representative is Miller's first political office According to Dean and Warden Gordon E. Mike" Michalson's office the congressman s aide called to ask if he could give a lecture to students and faculty about government. The dean's office accepted and word was leaked out through political science classes. McGee Young a fourth-year thesis student, had waited to speak to Miller and was given unofficial "first dibs" on the representative when he came to New College. Young is doing his thesis on the sugar industry, from which Miller is leading a fight to withdraw government subsidies. These subsidies drive up the price of sugar in America at a cost of $1.4 billion to consumers Young finally got to ask Miller a couple questions about his fight against the sugar lobbies. Miller explained why he believes that subsidizing the domestic sugar industry is wasteful and costly to consumers and taxpayers. Young was glad he heard the congressman answered his questions, but was puzzled by the congres man s inten tions in speaking here: "I don't understand why he would come to New College. It didn't make any political sense for him." FIRE AT KEY WEST INN, GUESTS EVACUATED by Daniel J. Berke Fire destroyed part of a Sarasota motel late Friday, September 29, causing about 65 people to be evacu ated from their rooms. There were no reported injuries at the Key West Inn, located at 4847 North Tamiami Trail. It took twenty-five firefighters 30 minutes to extinguish the blaze. They could not determine the cause of the fire About 35 people were evacuated from the Key West Inn A neighboring hotel, the Imperial evacuated about 30 The roof eventually collapsed from the fire. Part of U.S. 41 was closed to traffic. When asked about further details of the fire, the Key West Inn day manager said, "I'm through explaining this. Everything you need to know is in the papers." Technical information gathered from Sarasota Herald Tribune, Sat. Sept. 29 OUTSIDE THE IVORY TOWER WORLD Kenya's President Daniel arap Moi is refusing to turn over to the war crimes tribunal Rwandans charged with last year's massacre of more than 500,000 Tutsi people in Rwanda. Moi will arrest any officials who enter Kenya to pursue these defendants. On Friday, October 6, the Israeli Parliament voted 61-59 in favor of granting control of the West bank to the PLO. This ends 28 years of Israeli occupation of this militarily strategic area. Irish poet Seamus Heaney won the Nobel Prize in literature last Thursday Heaney, who lives in Dublin, has pub lished a dozen collections of poetry in both English and Gaelic U.S. negotiator Richard Holbrooke sealed a sixty-day cease-fire agreement between the Croats, Serbs, and Bosnians Thursday. The cease-fire will take effect at 12:01 A.M. Tuesday, October 10. NATIONAL Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman and nine other militant Muslims were con victed on charges of seditious conspiracy in New York. The group planned to bomb the U.N., the Lincoln and Holland tunnels, the George Washington bridge and an FBI facility. A 67 year old man living in New York admitted to acccidentally cutting off his own penis after initially telling police that it was done by a vengeful prostitute. Morales said he fabricated the story so that he would not be put in a mental institution. 32,500 members of the Machinists union in Washington state, Oregon, and Kansas walked off the job after refusing Boeing's "best and final" offer. The workers object to Boeing's plan to charge employees for health insurance premiums and other expenses STATE AND LOCAL On Thursday, a Manatee County zoning official reversed an earlier decision to allow the construction of a mosque at the end of 45th Avenue Drive East, a narrow residential street. The Islamic Society of Sarasota and Manatee Counties is threatening to sue Manatee County unless the original decision is reinstated
4 The Catalyst Oct.10-16, 1995 FORMER STUDENT TRASHES HAM CENTER by Matthew Grieco Imagine, if you will: Morning Bob having a bad morning. "They had cardboard boxes thrown on the floor. I have no idea what was on the TV screen. There was a chair broken, sitting on top of other chairs, and a serving tray on the sofa with spoiled food on it." That s how New College Custodial Supervisor Robert E. "Morning Bob" Dixon described Second Court Lounge at about 7:30 last Wednesday morning Imagine three other campus locations (the game room, the heart of Hamilton Center, and the New College Student Alliance Office) in equally bad shape, and you will have a fairly good picture of the way things looked around here at that hour. Former New College student Aaron Nobel was responsible for the mess in Hamilton Center, according to Director of Housing and Student Affairs Mark Johnson. The University Police are fairly certain that he also trashed second court lounge. According to Sergeant Eugene O'Casio of the University Police, Johnson filed a complaint that an ex-student had trashed Hamilton Center. After speaking with student witnesses, Johnson con fronted Nobel. "He told Mark Johnson that he was building a spaceship to go to the Moon," said O'Casio. Nobel was given a trespass warning and escorted off campus. If he returns, said O'Casio, he will be arrested and taken to jail. No charges have been filed at this time. O'Casio had no comment on whether drugs were involved in the incidents. Johnson planned to handle the matter through Student Court, but then discovered that Nobel was no longer a New College student. "There was no option of deali n g with it through the disciplinary system said Johnson. "The disciplinary system is set up for students. Johnson's primary concern was the burden this former student's act places on custodians and students. "I am just not very tolerant of students who have no respect for other students' property ... There are few things that irritate me as much as senseless vandalism ... which makes work for others." Morning Bob, however did not consider the events to be vandalism. "It's kid stuff we've had very little vandal ism," said Bob, shrugging He does not believe that students place an unfair burden on his staff. "Ninety seven percent of the people are beautiful. It's just that two or three percent who make it rough on everybody." Despite Bob's optimism, it took him and two of his staff over an hour to clean the second court lounge ADMINISTRATORS TALK ABOUT STUDENT COURT by Rachael Lin i n ge r The Student Court hasn't met yet this year, and no one on it has ever judged a case. So far, there haven't been many cases that they could have tried. Students don't seem to be aware that Student Court is an option when they have a run-in with the police. Sergeant Eugene O'Casio revealed that police are required by University Policy to refer discipline problems to Student Affairs, not Student Court. "It's the optio n of the Student Affairs Director to decide where the hearing will be held," he said. There have been only three referrals this year, one of which involved a nonst u dent. "Usually, we get, 'I spoke with the student and this shou ldn't happen again,"' said O 'Casio. He wo uld like to see more discipl i ne, especially when the p r oblem costs the University-and therefo r e studentsmoney. "I wish that Student Affairs would assign more community service. They could pick up trash, work wit h Physical Plant for a day, or c l ean up Ham Cen t er." Mark Johnson, Director of St u dent Affairs, exp l ained, "The burde n is on the student to ask for Student Co u rt." If the student accepts responsibility for the i n fraction, there's no need for a Student Court hearing. If a student disagrees wi t h whatever discip l ine Student Affairs assigns, he or she may request a hear i ng. "I can't think of a time since I've bee n here that Student Affairs hasn't rubber-stamped Student Court's recommendation," Johnson said. 0' Casio noted, "I think yo u 'll generally find you r peers are harder on you than the administratio n ." The only problem he had with S t udent Court is t h a t in t h e past, "cases would drag on and on. Now, at least, we get a response i n a coup l e w eeks Both Johnson and O'Casio t hi n k Studen t Co u rt is i m por tant. "It's a n educa t ional process, for the members and for the studen t [referred]," O 'Casio said. "Some things Buy Sell Trade dealing, because of possible hazards to the community, but...minor things could be referred to give them some practice." Mark Johnson agreed "I see Student Court as being much more useful in student-student differences, such as students smoking in Ham Center Putting someone through the hass l e of Student Court is a legitimate venue [for com plaint]." He's added Student Court as an option for students in the New College version of the USF Student Code and would like to see Student Court be more active. "I think that it would be appropri ate for Student Court to bring [NC policy] up to date a n d fina l ize it," he said Downtown Sarasota shou ldn't go to St u dent Court, s u c h as acts of 1488 Main St. Sarasota, FL 34236 U.S. A. Monday S aturday 10:0 0 A.M .6 :00 P.M. (813) 366-1373 violence or drug
The Catalyst Oct. 1 0-1 6, 1 995 5 NCSA PUMPS UP FITNESS CENTER BUDGET by Ken Burruss The Fitness Center budget has increased $8522 since last year $5000 came from New College Activities and Services fees, and $3000 came from University Program Student Alliance funds. At the same time the NCSA budget fell nearly $4000 $4279 goes to Fitness Center Coordinator Judy Roningen, while $1818 goes to Fitness Center Custodian Robert Ford. Roningen said that the money goes to provide health insurance, which she has not had since starting work here in 1991, and for her husband. "I pay for him, the state pays for me, it's the same differ ence," she said Roningen said that Ford also received health insurance for himself and his family. NCSA Comptroller Barbara Berggren stated that the extra monies went towards pay increases for Roningen and Ford Meanwhile, Roningen said the $1500 allocated for pool and spa mainte nance has already been used up. Roningen plans to tap reserve funds for any additional maintenance. Also included in the 1995/96 Fitness Center budget is $500 for "Profes sional Development." As Roningen explained, this is money for Fitness Center instructors to attend workshops, such as a step-training workshop to keep up their certifications Fourth year student and NCSA President Sujean Chon said I don't think it s necessary to send instructors off to various workshops ." Chon also said, "I'm not happy that [the Fitness Center budget] is so huge, but the Fitness Center is not a small expenditure of money, either New College students A & S fees go towards the Fitness Center the Comptroller's Office (Barbara Berggren) and Hamilton Center, with the remainder going towards the NCSA budget. While the Comptroller's budget fell this year the decrease was offset by a rise in Hamilton Center s budget. The rise in the Fitness Center budget came directly from NCSA' s budget. The NCSA budget, among other things, provides money for student allocations and the NCSA President's budget. AAC MEETING UPDATE FOR MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1995 Members in Attendance: Tracy Barlow, Laura Clarke, Jill Doran, Jessica Falcone, Matthew Grieco (Secretary), Erin Harris Jon Landry, Justin Mihalick, Nick Napolitano (Chair), Dan O'Brien, Jenny Smith (Deputy Chair), Noah Teitelbaum. The meeting convened at 7:07 PM The following major decisions were reached: 1) Until further arrangements shall be made, the student representatives to faculty meetings shall be: SuJean Chon (NCSA President), Nick Napolitano, Nicole Archer, Tracy Barlow, and Jenny Smith. The student representatives to the Faculty Appointment and Status Committee (FASC) shall be: Matthew Grieco, Rachael Lininger, and Sofia Memon. 2) The AAC Chair will report on each AAC meeting at the following Town Meeting. 3) It was decided to make a motion to the SAC that the AAC serve as a liaison between students and faculty to find out what sort of supplementary educational activities students want. 4) A non-member requested that the AAC seek student representation to faculty search committees. It was decided that the AAC would meet with Dean Michalson about this matter. For individual committee updates or more information, please see the Student Government bulletin board in Ham Center or contact Matthew Grieco, AAC Secre tary (Box 234). POLICE LOG 9/27 11:55 P M : Noise complaint made for drumming at the bay Students stopped playing upon Ofc. St. John's request. 9/29 1 : 36 A M. : Oncampus noise complaint made for Pei, Second Court Music volume lowered after verbal warning given by Ofc. Mislyan 2:20A.M.: Second on-campus com plaint made for yelling and other noises in second court. All distractions stopped upon Ofc. Mislyan's second warning. 9/30 12 :50 A.M.: Traffic stop/written warning given by Ofc. Mislyan for vehicle running a stop sign and missing headlight. 1: 18 A.M.: Ofc. Mislyan issued a second written warning for a student whose car headlight was out. 3 :30A.M.: Traffic stop made by Ofc. McGrath issued written warning 10:14 P.M.: New College student reported theft of unsecured bicycle valued at $150, from third court. The owner had no serial number for the bicycle. 10/2 1 : 33 A M : A strange vehicle was stopped at Spaatz and Dower. Subject given Uniform Traffic Citation (UTC). Stopped because a New College female was earlier followed by subject to Airport Shell. Shell attendant called University Police; Ofc. Mislyan arrived and fully ID'd individual. Subject released due to regulations regarding "unofficial" crime. 10:30 P.M. : TA reported theft of computer equipment from the Publica tions Office valued at $1480. Stolen were two memory megs (12 megabytes) from the computer and CD-Rom programming valued at $680. Addi tional program disks may have been taken Report handled by Ofc. Roarty. Sgt. O'Casio advises students who might know anything to speak with him or Ofc. Roarty. (See related story this issue.) 10/4 9:40A.M.: Non-student given written trespass warning by Ofc. McDaniel after throwing garbage around in the game room and Ham Center. (See related story.)
6 The Catalyst Oct. 10-16,1995 SCOTLAND IS DI FFERENT F ROM E NGLAND by James Reffell James Reffell is studying at the University of Glasgow this semester. Scotland To clear things up, Scotland is technically a nation unto itself. It has separate laws, a separate educational system, and prints its own money. On the other hand, it is also part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (that's the official name) and is governed by the British Parliament. Depending on whom you talk to, Scottish nationhood is either a quaint conceit of the Northern barbarians, or a serious political reality. Scotland has gotten a bad rap over the years. At best it's lumped with England or confused with Ireland, and at worst there's the old stereotype of tightfisted hairy men in kilts and dark rumors about sheep. The less said about that "Saturday Night Live" skit, the better. But Scottish pride has always been strong, and thanks to recent Hollywood develop ments, the rest of the world has got a better idea of exactly why the Scots have been miffed at England for the last few hundred years. The two movies, Braveheart and Rob Roy, both run along the same historical theme: freedom-loving Scottish warriors fighting against the oppressive English conquerors. If you haven't seen them, the serious, arty, and historically correct (more or less) movie to see is Rob Roy. Pay attention to the camera anglesthey're meant to give 5'4" Liam Neeson the stature of the original 7 foot warrior for freedom, Rob Roy. The more popular one is Braveheart-it's been top billing in Scottish theaters for the last 5 months or so, and is likely to stay that way for another year. The rest of the country is slightly confused by the popularity, but the 'Braveheart syndrome' has caused a huge leap in the popularity of the Scottish National Party and, perhaps more importantly, various Scottish football (that's football spelled s-o-c-c-e-r) teams. Scottish culture is a strange and wonderful thing, and I'll be writing more about it in the weeks to come. But for starters, the best way of telling the difference between England and Scotland is this: England is cold and wet, but Scotland is colder and wetter. Glasgow Historically, Glasgow has been a Scottish version of Detroit-only with less charm and more pollution. There's been an improbably successful campaign to change the city's image in recent years. Now much of Glasgow has an exquisitely designed mixture of architecture and natural parks laid down directly over the original tenements and industrial parks. The amazing thing about the campaign is that the combination of its mascot (a walking, talking chipper and cheerful happy face) and motto ("Glasgow-it's miles better!") have actually worked, instead of causing mass riots and vandal ism as predicted when it was first proposed. Part of Glasgow's problem is that Scotland has something of a violent reputation in England (it's that Braveheart syndrome again), and Glasgow is usually given as the worst example. Glaswegians are reckoned by the rest of Britain to be loud, obnoxious, beer swilling, brawling and riot-prone football hooligan. This is saying quite a lot, considering that the British in general are seen by outsiders as loud, obnoxious, beer-swilling, brawling and riot-prone football hooligans. I had Glasgow's reputation in mind when a local police officer gave us international students the public safety lecture. He warned us against walking through the park between the school and some of the Residence Halls at night. One student nervously asked if there had been muggings in the park. The officer's response? "Noah, but it's well known as a notorious spot for homosexual activity." Well then. Now that I know what I really need to be afraid of I'll be sure to avoid the place. I can just picture the scene : [Enter two venerable Glaswegians] "Oh, dear, I'm afraid we're a bit lost. Do you think we should go on through the dark, scary-looking alley where there was a knifing last week, or go on through the park?" "I think we should go through the alley-last time I cut through the park two lads jumped at me from behind some bushes, said they were from Act Up!, and tried to pin a red ribbon on me anorak" Despite all the fuss, nobody in Glasgow has been anything but kind to this poor lost American student, even when I can't quite understand their accent. $2off LUNCH BUFFET $2off REGULARLY: $5.99 MONDAY-FRIDAY DAILY VEGETARIAN ITEMS AVAILIBLE THAI PATTAYA RESTAURANT ALSO GOOD FOR $2.00 OFF ANY ENTREE Offer expires 10/16/95 6233 14TH STREET WEST BRADENTON, FL 34207 ACROSS FROM BLOCKBUSTERS $2off LUNCH BUFFET $2off
The Catalyst Oct. 1 01 6, 1 9 9 5 7 WHAT TO DO TODAY, WHAT TO DO ... ? by Rachael Lininger New College students don't tend to organize that much, but there are a few regular or semi-regular clubs and activities for those who are interested. A quick canvass of the various signs and SAC requests produced a surprisingly substantial list of stuff to do when you're tired of work and walls. With the exception of the Sailing Club-because of safety requirements, they can only accept a limited number of beginners to teach each term-all clubs and activities are open to everyone and welcome new members. Aikido meets Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights at 7:30-9:00. It is taught by alumnus Tim Magi!, who learned aikido here himself eight years ago. Don't feel you have to start at the beginning of a semester "anyone can come whenever," explained third-year John Mogilewsky, who petitioned the SAC for a salary for Tim. "The focus is more on the self than on others." Interested students should show up at a class or contact John (Box #355, mogilews@virtu) Amnesty International meets every Thursday evening at 7:00 at the Ham Center couches. Everyone is welcome. Jennifer Shaw, the death penalty coordinator for AI, will come to speak at some point later in the year, and if there is enough interest, the club will attend a human rights conference. For more information, contact fourth-year Jen Robbins (Box #256, Phone 3596526, robbins@virtu). The Gay Lesbian Bisexual Student Association meets from time to time to organize campus events, discuss queer issues at New College, and plan off-campus excursions. The Indian Film Series will be showing movies from India on irregular Saturdays at 5:00pm in the Second Court Lounge. Most movies will be "art films" about the human condition, Indian identity, et,. but hopefully more popular movies will be found. For more information, contact second-year Jessica Falcone (Box #172, falcone@virtu). New College AIM Support was founded to aid the Florida American Indian Movement in its efforts to protect the rights of indigenous peoples. The primary focus is on education, but they also help AIM through letter-writing campaigns and other forms of protest. They will be hosting several speakers on October 12, Indigenous Peoples Day, and are setting up ISPs and tutorials on indigenous issues and history. Meetings are irregular; to find out when the next one is or for more information, contact second-year Jessica Olson (Box #457, jolson@virtu) or check the homepage at http://www.sar.usf.edu/-jolson/public/ native.html. The Spanish Film and Culture Club meets irregularly to watch Spanish movies (with subtitles), eat Latin Ameri can food, and discuss the cultural, social, and political issues of Spanish-speaking countries. Everyone is welcome, includ ing those who can't speak Spanish. For more information, contact second-year Justin Mihalick (Box #399, mihalick@virtu). The Recycling Group meets every Sunday at 2:00P.M. at the pool or Ham Center Couches to discuss ways to improve recycling on campus, raise consciousness of environmental issues, and decide what to do with the money earned from recycling. For more infor mation contact first-year Sarah Greenberg (Box #432, Phone 358-8586, sgreenbe@virtu) or first-year Heather Mcintosh (Box #62, Phone 359-9342, mcintosh@virtu). Rikud, or Israeli Folk Dancing, "is better than sex, and everybody should do it," said Jessica Falcone, who is also organizing the Indian Film Series. It happens every Friday from 4:00-S:OOP.M. in the Fitness Center Dance Room. The Sailing Club gets together every Saturday at 10:30 A.M. at the bay by Old Caples to meet, repair the boats, and go sailing. The club is open to all sailors; classes in basic sailing are offered but fill up quickly. There will be a sailing party sometime in November. For more information, contact second year Sophie DeBeukelaer (Box #144, debeukel @virtu). The Ultimate Frisbee Club meets every Saturday at 4:00P.M. at the field behind the fitness center; other games just start at random times when people feel like playing. Some members go to Bee Ridge Park on Wednesday nights to practice with the Sarasota Ultimate Frisbee team. Anyone can join by putting their name and number on a list of '"who to contact when you feel like playing frisbee.'" There will be tournaments and a Frisbee BBQ. Interested students should contact second-year Josh Hufziger (Box #285) or just show up and play. The Weapon Sparring Club meets Saturdays at 1 :30P.M. in the Dance Room at the Fitness Center; sessions are also held informally throughout the week in Palm Court. It's open to all students; no experience is necessary. For more information, contact first-year David Heifetz (Box #387, Phone 359-8605, heifetz@virtu). Web Overlords of New Kollege is a group devoted to expanding and improving New College's presence on the World Wide Web. WONK meets every Saturday evening at 6:00 at the Ham Center couches. Experience with HTML isn't necessary. For more information, email wonk@ virtu. The Womyn's Tea meets every Sunday at 5:00P.M. in Pei 342 to discuss gender issues. All genders are welcome. Sometimes the discussions are personal, sometimes academic, sometimes politi cal, but always fun. To join, just show up with a mug. For more information, contact third-year Mala Ghoshal (Box #502, ghoshal@ virtu). Other clubs and activities include the Campus Interfaith Series, Fencing Club, Judaica Studies, Love Craft Society, Photography Guild, Sleeping Around Club, and Democratic Socialists. Their organizers did not respond to the Catalyst's requests for infonnation.
8 The Catalyst Oct.l0-16, 1995 LIFE W ITHOUT PASTA JUST ISN'T WORTH LIVING by Evan Greenlee Every once in a while everyone gets a burning desire for steamy pasta and tangy tomato sauce. This kind of urge could drive you mad if you had to rely on what the local food service tries to pass off as Italian I recommend Caragulio's. The place is unique. Where else could you find an archive of all the movie posters that have anything to do with Italy? To get there, shoot straight down Tamiami Trail (that s South) to Palm Avenue. Palm Avenue will be on your left and it's narrow. You'll have to look closely or make a lot of U-tums. Caragulio s is a couple of blocks east on Palm, on the right. Caragulio's has an unmistakably unmistakable atmosphere Like all decent Italian restaurants the smell of garlic and basil blows through the dinning room every time the kitchen door swings open Italian opera plays lightly in the back ground, and the dim lights have a candle like glow. The posters and movie reels hanging on the walls give away instantly that this isn't just classical Italian. The wait can be long, especially if you've brought friends. Don t be discouraged by the magazines in the lobby detailing other restaurants The wait Caragulio's Italian Restaurant 69 Palm Avenue, Sarasota 951-0866 to be seated is the longest wait of the night. Once seated, the service is prompter than the Marines for morning roll call. The menu is long and there is something for everyone, whether you're allergic to tomatoes and pasta or not. The food is warm and the large servings could satisfy the hungriest student. The six of us who went to Caragulio's Tuesday night have differing opinions of the food, but mutually we B U C CANEER ORANGE I S A FASHION STATEMENT Buc Talk with James Todd For Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans, the top insult heard from other NFL followers is not about our long time season losing streak-it's about our colors. Comments such as, "Hey, instead of having a 'New Day in Tampa Bay', how about having a 'New Color'?" have been as common as Bucs losses. Is there a correlation between Buccaneer Orange and our record? Is Buccaneer Orange a "loser color"? Of course not. As an avid Bucs fan since their start in 1976, I know why the colors are red, white and orange. Buccaneer Orange makes things easy for the offensive coaches when yelling plays to the quarterback. Some times all Trent Dilfer hears from Sam Wyche is, "Hey Trent ... all I want you to do is snap the ball, look downfield, and hit the guy in the real ugly orange shirt in the end zone." This is also known as the "Ugly Shirt Snap." Other popular plays include the "Buccaneer Orange Break 57" and "I wanna see Orange on 22 Red." Another obvious reason for the color is that Buccaneer Orange is quite bright in sunlight, giving our defense a chance to blind the other team. They can put all the black they want underneath their eyes, but it can't deflect the over whelming force of Buccaneer Orange. A s an added bonus, Bucs fans in the stands don't lose sight of their favorite players in the shuffle. The main reason, however, is that there is nothing more beautiful than Tampa Stadium wbeP it s filled with Buccaneer Orange. It s mystical, it s awesome, it's proudly worn and it s a fashion statement. Buccaneer Orange was the color of the week after the Bucs road win at the Carolina Panthers. Though Trent Dilfer suffered a mild concussion, backup quarterback Casey Weldon took the Bucs to victory, making their record 3-2 The play of the game came when punter Reggie Roby made a play fake on the fourth down and lobbed a pass to John Booty for 48 yards and the setup for a field goal. Bucs fans were unhappy about the sloppy defense, which allowed Derrick Moore to rush for a career high of 124 yards. The defensive problems will not turn into a slump. We're winning and we have a really hip color to wear: Buccaneer Orange. agree it is good. The salad and bread were not too bad although they were probably the worst part. The focaccia an Italian bread lacked spice and tasted more like a cheap white bread with a little parsley and butter thrown on at the last minute instead The salad was nothing special, just lettuce, onions, tomatoes olives and green peppers thrown into a bowl. The dressing had too much oil for my taste, but others in my party disagreed. Stay a way from dishes that only have pasta and s auce; they tended to be bland. Everything else was really good. The vegetarian dishes were just as good as the carnivorous versions Half servings a re enough or slightly more than enough for almost anyone Two entrees that stand out are the ravioli and the eggplant r o llatini. Dinner, drinks, and tip came to sixty dollars for six. That was a bit too expensive for some in my group, but everyone thought the food well worth it. MINUTES OF THE SAC MEETING MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1995 o Meeting convened at 9:00p.m. All members were in attendance except Christa Polley. All votes were unani mous except where otherwise indicated. o Saturday Night cafe-Jenny McKeel requested $10.00 for coffee and cookies as an alternative to the Wall. Allocated: $10.00 Picayune-David Salinas requested $40.00 in addition to what was a11ocated during Fall Allocations to cover collating and stapling costs. David abstained from voting. Allocated : $40. 0 0 Meeting adjourned at 9:15p.m. o Suggestions on how to improve these minutes? Requests for more copies? Contact David Salinas at sal in as @virtur.sar. usf.edu
The Catalyst Oct. 1 0-1 6, 1995 9 EDITORIAL: PREPARE TO FORAGE Every semester break and ISP, the cafeteria finds new and interesting ways of not feeding those students who remain on campus. One year they only opened the Pub (precursor to the C-store) the next they served the same meal every day the entire week This fall break, it's just the C-store. On Friday, October 13, the main cafeteria will close at 6:00P.M. it will not open again until 11: 15 A.M. Sunday, October 22. The C-store will be open Monday Friday from 11 :00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M .. According to Food Service Director, Peggy Hendon, those hours were set in consultation with Student Affairs Director, Mark Johnson. What about consultation with the students? Although the majority of students escape campus during breaks, some of us do stay, and we still need to eat. For those students that stay on campus, the week will be survivable, if not nutritionally sound Although the C-store hours are less than convenient, we'll manage. The UP students, whom Marriott ostensibly caters to as well, will doubtless find somewhere else to grab a quick bite between evening classes for the week. It's the weekend hours--or rather lack of hours-that are a problem. There will be no food service of any kind available this weekend for the many students who aren't leaving immediately after dinner on Friday. Nor will there be any food service the following Saturday. The C-store at least should be open on these days to accommodate those students who are leaving and returning on these days (as well as those who are not leaving). Travel is hungry work. Letters to the Editor RE: PARKING TICKETS This afternoon I received [a] parking ticket. I wish to contest it on the grounds that three cars parked in the same row as my car did not have hang tags (or decal stickers or vistior permits) and yet received no tickets! I can understand the practice of encouraging students to buy hangtags ... because the cost of the hangtags (maybe?) goes towards the upkeep and maintenance of the parking lots, which go through a lot of wear and tear during each semester. Still, does each student's car do $26 worth of damage to the parking lot surfaces? I doubt it. Did my car, parked without a hangtag, cause $20 worth of damage to the driveway? Probably not. Am I and most of my fellow students, on a re stricted income, relying on scholarships, grants, and loans, and our cars, to get by? Yes. With people committing infrac tions like smoking in Ham Center, which is hazardous to the general health of the students (thanks for the recent crack down), and bicycle theft, which is rampant, don't the campus police have better things to do than issue tickets to students? Judging from the fact that I just received this ticket, it doesn't seem that way. If officers are handing out tickets in order to discourage non-students from parking on school property, perhaps I should put a sign in my window assuring them that I am a student here and have been for the past three years. -Amy Andre "WHITE TRASH FAMILY REUNION" NOT RACIST On Sunday, October I, a Catalyst reporter interviewed me about the Third Court White Trash Family Reunion. After asking a few questions, the reporter recorded my comments and read them back to me, to insure that no mistakes had been made. The reporter's notes were true to what I had said; but. .. anybody want to guess whether or not I was misquoted in The Catalyst? Being misquoted was, of course, no surprise. It is disturbing, however, to know that my comments were deliber ately altered in order to fit the slant of a Catalyst article. I am quoted as saying "one [black student] asked us if black people were allowed to come." Not only does this misquote involve my using the expression "black people," which I didn't-and don't-use, it also conveys an attitude of nonchalance about ques tions of racism that I don't feel that the organizers of the party had. "White Trash" culture is indeed very racist. Both JuUe Allen and I come from extremely racist backgrounds. However, racial and/or racist humor was deliberately avoided in the Third Court party for one very important reason-it isn't funny. I wish that someone had approached me about some discomfort with the title "White Tra h"-Tenea Johnson's suggestion for a change would have been well-received. I resent the fact that Julie, Mala and l-as organizers of the party-have been portrayed as insensitive to issues of race just because The Catalyst has a poor relationship with the truth. -Jason Jacobs The Catalyst stands by the article as printed-ed. WANTED: BUSINESS MANACiER. 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10 The Catalyst Oct.10-16, 1995 ANNOUNCEMENTS New College AIM Support is hosting Indigenous Peoples Day on Thursday, October 12. Beginning at 4:00P.M .. in the College Hall Music Room. AIM Speakers, including Mark Madrid and Chiaz K.illigene, will discuss several Indigenous issues, such as treaty and sovereignty rights Native American foods and other refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact Jessica Olson at 371-6536, box 457, or jolson@virtu. Alicia Quintano, performance artist and storyteller, will do a monologue "Escape from Fosdick" on October 12 at 7:30 in Sainer Auditorium. The monologue deals with issues of love, sex, food, identity and power. NOTICE: On March 20, 1994, a vehicular homicide occurred on U.S. 41 in front ofZinn's. The 1994 New College Action Auction had just concluded and any member of our campus community could also have been killed by the suspect vehicle travelling in excess of 80 m.p.h. on US 41. A security guard on his way to work at Denny's was killed, and his fiancee permanently injured, in the crash. Students may remember the 'Bayflight' helicopter landing on the highway by the Shell Station to transport the critically injured person. The suspected driver sustained only cuts and immediately ran from the scene while the woman screamed for help and the man lay dying. Anyone with information about this incident or who may have witnessed this crash is asked to contact Ofc. Mislyan at University Police (359-4210), Mark Maynard at the State Attorney's Office (951-5450) or the Florida Highway Patrol (751-7647). The Natural Sciences Division is considering making Computer Science a special major and disbanding the Computer Sciences Committee, whose members preside over Comp Sci baccalaureates. Courses for the joint major will stm be taught, and students will still be able to create a special major in Comp Sci. If you have any questions or comments, please put them in the Nat Sci Division Representative Box outside Barbara Berggren's office or contact Division Reps Tracy Barlow or Rachael Lininger. A chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America is being fonned. At the next meeting (Wed 10/11, 6:00p.m., front couches in Ham Center) we will plan what we want to do this semester. Anyone concerned with connecting long-term visions of social justice and democracy to immediate, practical actions might be interested in joining. 'TI1e DSA is the largest, most exciting democratic socialist organization in the U.S. For more information, drop a note in Box 4 Attention All Students!!! On 10/13/95 the C-Store will close at 4:30. We will open for Break at II :00-4:00 M.-Fri. The main cafeteria will close on the 13th at 6:00. We will reopen 10/22195 at 11:15 normal weekend hours. Have a great break!!! PFLAG Speaker, Wed, 10/11, 3:30p.m., Fishbowl. A member ofPFLAG will come give a presentation (short) and then answer questions to celebrate Coming Out Day. Everybody is encouraged to attend. Tim will be showing Friday the 13 on October 13 at ..._ 8p m. in his apartment, Viking 109 : Bring your ideas for creating a happy, healthy campus o.> over to the new meeting room at Parkview House for the 12 Wellness Week planning session on Wednesday, October 0 .D 11 at 7:15p.m .!_ If you've done an ISP that got you off campus, please E contact Tracie (PEl 309, Box 96 or in the Housing Office). \ 8 An ISP Idea Swap is in the works for early November. \ Looking for a hot, new Monday night activity? Try u getting to know some of your peers as we watch movies, talk about school, stress, dating, food, and moods, and 5:: even meet with a nutritionist at the Eating Disorder =:; GrouJr-Mondays, 7 p.m., Parkview House .9- The CROP walk, which benefits world and local hunger .:E relief, will be held on November 5. There will be a one mile walk from the Church of the Redeemer to St. Annands and an optional five mile walk. Those interested in walking and getting pledges for this exciting event should contact Amy Mormino at Box 389.