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Volume V, Issue 4 Sept. 26-0ct. 2, 7995 11Two in the head, one in the groin. Profile: Nancy Ferraro by Matthew Grieco ancy Ferraro, ew College Director of Record and Registration, met me for 0o.1r interview right after attending a meeting of the Student Academic Statu1> Committee (SASC), where he helped a brand new committee get its act together Ferraro ay be normally only works with the SASC in an advisory capacity (provid mg precedents, for in stance), but "this morning the committee was new, o I sat in." Ferraro, who calls Sarasota home, fir t came to ew College in 1966, two years after the school opened. Her first job at New College wa as an as istant to the College Examiner Says Ferraro: "When the college first opened, the attention wa on curriculum, and llltle attention was paid to ju tifying work externally." In those days, students were monitored by exam administered on a regular basis, and part of Ferraro's job was "developing a sy tern justified out. ide New College. .. [It] wa n 't ca y without traditional grades or credit hours." One of Ferraro' goals was proving to graduate schools that "we were a valid educational institution." In the mid-1970s came the merger between New College and the University of South Florida. Ferraro CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 INSIDE AAC .. Vegan . Master Plan AIDS Funding Campus Magazines Amish Cooking 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 NEW COLLEGE STUDENT WINS TROPHY AT TRIATHALON by Graham Strouse Thesi student Kim K.rohmer fini hed first in the women's 20 to 25 year old division of the Siesta Key Triathalon on Sunday, September 17. Krohmer, who was competing in her first triathalon, didn't know she'd won until third year C tudent and fellow competitor Brian Sutliffe called her at home later in the day to let her know the event organizers had a trophy waiting for her. The victory came as a urpri e to K.rohmer. She started training for the Siesta Key Triathalon only a month before the event According to Krohmer, "I was watching T.V. one night. ... and I saw the Escape From Alcatraz Triathalon. I thought, wow, what fun." Soon after ward she aw an adverti ement for the Siesta Key Triathalon. She started swimming, biking, and running with Sutliffe in preparation for the multi-event. The bike and the run were not a problem for Krohmer. The wim, however, wa another story. When Krohmcr tarted swim ming, she truggled to get through two laps of front crawl. She couldn't do the brea t troke. The fiiSt time she swam 500 meters (20 laps) she logged home in 40 minutes. Three week. later he cut her time in half. Her stroke was smooth and he was looking forward to the swim. Unfortunalely, red tide blooms kept the athletes on the land. Instead of a swim-bike-run, they ran, biked and ran ome more. Krohmer described the first mile-and-a-half of beach running as "hell ish. During the twelve mile bike stage, however, Krohmer made up ground. "At least no one between 20 and 25 caught up to me," Krohmer added, smiling. She finished in one hour, and 15 minutes, by her watch. She doesn't know her exact time. She didn't stop to check. After the race, Krohmer gathered her belongings and left. Sut l iffe brought her the trophy. WHERE DID THAT MONEY GO? by Evan Gr enl e The SAC only took a short sigh of relief after finishing the marathon allocations before they got an earful from a lot of students. Over $20,000 more was a llocated Ia t fall than thi year, and some programs like the Mac Lab got cut back to little more than their operating budgets. Other funding, like the new weights, had to be pulled. $23,366.53 more wa allocated at last year' fall allocations than at this year's. The SAC has many reasons for the discrepancy. Some of the usual groups which classicaJly receive some of their funding from SAC like GLBSA ( Gay Le bian and Bi e ual Student Association) did not ask for money. Another reason wa, that Ia t year about $20,000 was carried over from the previous year. Thi fall most of the petition were cut by about 150 because of a short fall in allocation money. The Mac lab took the deepest cuts. They asked for $19,476.05 but only received $9108.84. The money covers operating expenses and little else. There will be no new computers which is a disappointment to Lab TA Steve Wilder [Catalyst Computer Guy] who said, "I've been in there some nights and seen all the computers full of people working, not CO TINUED ON PAGE 2

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2 The Catalyst Sept. 26-0ct. 2, 1995 "FERRARO" FROM PAGE 1 recalls, "[It wa ] a new challenge to work with both New College and USF. The merger time was very difficult, we didn t know if the col!ege would survive. A lot of faculty bailed out, a lot of students bailed out ... Now for the first time since the very early years the college is exceed ingly stable ... the college has grown so large that I've lost the sense of contact I once had ... A the school got larger our office has [been] viewed more as prob lematic than supportive ." New College's system provides Ferraro's job with some unique chal lenges. "We see some [alternative contracts] each semester, no more than a dozen. They are just fine as long as we don't have to read them. By that I mean, we have to be able to determine the class rolls. We have requested that alternative contracts at least highlight that information." When asked about her feelings on the ISP system, Ferraro seemed ambivalent. "For students who take advantage of it, it works very well. I wish I had gone to a school that allowed me to do that I think some students don t really take advantage of it." One of Ferraro's tasks, and the one students tend to most identify with her, is scheduling students for review by the SASC. "I follow very strictly what is in the catalog," says Ferraro. "If I'm sitting with a dozen students, all of whom have unsatisfactory contracts, I use 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 Managers Sara Foley and Michael Hutch Computer Guy Steve Wilder Contributors Amy Andre, Charles Choi and James Todd Grumpy Old Man Ken Burruss discretion in how quickly they are scheduled." Ferraro gives the first slots to those who have been reviewed previously. Ferraro is aware of the associa tion her name carries in the minds of some students. "I know that with a lot of students I'm viewed as an old gruffy bear, and that's the nature of the job in some ways Someone's got to do it. Ferraro says her job has "changed a great deal. I miss having the time to work one on one with students No matter what, we have to deal with the bureaucracy. I still very much enjoy my work, but the nature of it has changed and the personal aspect is missing. I have a Jot of friends among graduates. Being buried under paperwork is a necessary evil, and that's OK." "MONEY" FROM PAGE 1 playing games, but working." Second Year SAC member Meg Moore said, They have an entire lab full of usable computers. It would be nice if they would work on making those word processors friendly." She was referring to the less used Mac Lab Classics and with the dozen or so outdated Macintosh SE's in HCL-6. Rocco Maglio, Mac Lab coordinator, seemed unmoved by the cuts in his budget. He said, "If I don't get [the funds] the second time around then I'll get [them] on the third." Judaica Studies and the Sailing Club also received large cuts Judaica Studies had asked, but was refused, $2200 for speaker Chaim Potok After the September 19th town meeting the SAC will look in to giving the group $1000 for the speaker. The Sailing Club will be without a replacement for the Prindle, lost at sea as the SAC denied them the funding for a new Hobie-16 Wolff Bowden, a member of the Fitness Center Advisory Committee, wanted to see some new weights in the Fitness Center. At the marathon session the SAC granted him $500 for a new squat rack. Later that week they withdrew the funding because of a clause in the NCSA constitution which does not allow the SAC to fund the Fitnes Center beyond the mandatory joint UP-New College budget allocations This clause was put in to the con titution to prevent New College from having to pay more than its share of the Fitness Center budget. This did not seem to stop Bowden, who said, "I'll get a squat rack. The SAC allocated me the money. There is going to be a squat rack." Even with all the cuts, the SAC did fund a few new programs One thing to look out for is the Video Projector which will allow students to view movies in Palm Court. The party fund received its full request. With $3000 to spend there should be some impressive parties. Abe Lincoln once said, "You can't please all of the people all of the time." It is the same with the SAC allocations The Catalyst is available on the World Wide Web at http://www.sar.usf.edu/-catalyst/index.html Direct submissions and inquiries to: The Catalyst Box 75, 5700 N. Tamiami Trail or catalyst@virtu.sar.usf.edu 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 Letters to the Editor should be no more than 250 words. Contributions may range tn 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 Micbalson

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The Catalyst Sept. 26-0ct. 2, 1995 3 AAC REACTIVATED by Daniel Berke The Academic Affairs Council (AAC), comprised of students elected to faculty and administrative committees, met for the first time this year on and third Wednesday of every month, at 7:00P.M in HCL 2. Meetings will be public. After having a few days to collect his thoughts on becom ing AAC Chair, Monday, Septem ber 18, at 7:00P.M. in Palm Court. WHO'S ON THE AAC? Napolitano stated, "Our major goal will be communication. By having an AAC, the student reps on committees will be more motivated. Things won't be so haphazard." The mam goal of the meeting was to establish AAC leaders for this year. Educational Policy Committee member Nick Napolitano was elected with seven votes to become the AAC Chair He then appointed Jenny Smith to the position of Deputy Chair. Catalyst reporter Matthew Grieco volunteered to be secretary, a position that rotates monthly Admissions CommitteeAlex Man ning Justin Mihalick Humanities DivisionNicole Archer, Matthew Grieco Social Science DivisionJenny Smith, Sofia Memon Natural Science DivisionTracy Barlow, Rachael Lininger Educational Policy CommitteeNick Napolitano, Geoff Kurtz Library CommitteeJill Doran, Dan O Brien Student Academic Status CommitteeJohn Denning, Noah Teitelbaum Space Committee Jessica Falcone, Jon Landry Student Life CommitteeErin Harris, Laura Clarke When asked what plans he has for the AAC's future, Napolitano stated, "I foresee more active involvement in Student Governement by the student body." When asked in what ways she thought AAC failed last year, Student Alliance President SuJean Chon replied, Other concerns of the meeting were when and where the AAC should meet. While no final decision was made during the meeting, Napolitano later announced that meetings will be on the first Monday "It didn't fail last year, it just hasn't been in activation in the last few years. I haven't known what's going on, but now I think we're trying to activate communication between different government groups." RED TIDE GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN by Daniel Berke Although the stench of last week s Red Tide seems to be gone, very few will forget it. Dinoflagellates, a type of marine plank ton, appear in yellow green, green, brown, blue, or red, depending on the main photosyn the t ic pigments. Every so often, red dinoflagellates undergo population exp l osions and co lor the seas re d or brown. Some forms produce a neurotoxin, which results in a "red tide." Hundreds of thousands of fish in the Sara!.ota area fed on such poisoned plankton in the last few weeks. New College, being located on the Sarasota Bay and near several large gulf beaches, smelled like a Sushi Bar run by Satan for several days l ast week. It seems that the smell is gone, but swimming at nearby beaches should be avoided until the red tide completely ceases. Wh i le clams, oysters, an d other mollusks do not die from the neurotoxi n it builds up in their tissues. Humans who eat the tai n ted mollusks may die. Wor l d OUT SIDE THE IVORY T OWER Last week, three tribal women were killed in the African country Niger for attempting to physically prevent an excism. Excisms involve the removal of the clitoris of girls at the age of thirteen, to prevent polygamous relationships once the girl is married Some sources indicate that this was the first public display of African womens' disapproval of this ancient custom Natio nal Multimillionaire publisher Malcolm Forbes Jr. has opened a long-shot Republi can presidential bid. Forbes 48, president of Forbes Inc and editor in chief of Forbes Magazine, announced his candidacy as a Washington "outsider" before an audience of family, friends and reporters at the National Press Club. Rep. Sam Gibbons, a Democrat from Tampa, got into a shouting match with Republican colleagues on the Ways and Means Committee last Wednesday. Gibbons stormed out of a closed meeting of the committee, calling the Republican members, "fascists." Gibbons was angered when Republican members refused to consider hjs proposa l to hold more than one day of hearings on the plan to cut back Medicare. Investigators are searching for clues into what caused a U.S. Air Force surveil lance plane to crash in a huge fireball soon after takeoff in Alaska, killing all 24 people on board. It was the first time that an AWACS has crashed since tbe huge planes entered service with the U.S. Air Force in 1977 Stat e Dick Kane, a Department of Transpor tation representative, said that the Depart ment plans to maintain t he curre n t Fede r ally enforced limi t s of 65 m.p. h o n rural interstates and 55 m.p.h. on other roads. Kane did say that parts of the F l orida Tur n pi k e and so u thwes t I -7 5 mig h t eventually see t h e limit tippe d upward. On Thursday in Miami, the Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) staged a "dead in" and a n no u nced a petition w it h over a million names as proof that Ameri cans don't wan t to roll back 25 years of landmark enviro n mental law.

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4 The Catalyst Sept. 26-0ct. 2, 1 995 WILL LIFE BE BETTER FOR VEGANS? by Amanda Loos Providing enough entrees for vegans on campus has been a problem for Marriott. "It's not fathomable that [Marriott] can consider broccoli an entree," says 2nd year student Michelle Wolper. In one week alone, three out of the five weekday lunches did not include a vegan entree at all. Vegetarian meals like veggie lasagna and spinach quiche have been offered, but these are made with egg and cheese, making them unsuitable for vegans. Alternatives? Veggie burgers which disappear very quickly, cold veggie subs, or 80 cents worth of "assorted vegetables." Dinners have offered slightly more for vegans with such dishes as tabouli salad and tempeh one evening and sweet and sour veggies another However, very often vegan students leave Ham center saying, "There's nothing to eat." According to Article II of the Marriott/New College contract effective until July 1999 and the letter of agree ment, Marriott agreed to establish a Vegetarian/Vegan Program "to meet the needs of this customer population." This program was established, but students are questioning its adequacy. "I understand that pasta is good for a vegan diet, but not every day," said first year Keara Axelrod. "I've corrected that problem," said Peggy Hendon, Food Service Director. "I strived for that last year, but the chef wasn't cooperative." A new chef, Steven Hodes, a vegetarian and specialist in vegetarian/ vegan cooking, was recently hired He started last Monday Hendon doesn't feel that the lack of vegan meals is still an issue. "We have the subs, the veggie burgers, the salad bar ... We have to cater to them [vegetarians and vegans] ... what, with almost 80% vegetarian and vegans here?'' Hendon said she's, "very confident that things are going to be better," with the new chef. "He's wonder ful. You guys will be really happy with him." Hendon stated that she is responsible for creating the menus along with the chef. Time will tell whether more vegan dishes will be offered with the new chef in the kitchen. Hummus was a vegan meal one day last week; Friday's lunch included cheese tortellini and beef & bean burritos-with cheese. Hendon stressed communication. "I wan.t the students to be one on one with the chef. I want the students to be one on one with me .. .I can't help you unless I know what you want...Give me a chance, give us a chance ... Just because we're Marriott doe n't mean the students are neglected." SARASOTA COUNTY AREA TRANSIT HAVE BUS, WILL TRAVEL by Rachael Lininger The Sarasota County Area Transit system-SCAT -is a cheap option for the environmentally conscious, gas-money poor, and others who are tired of begging rides (or who have worn out their mileage with every driver they know). At twenty-five cents a ride, south going SCAT is only a quarter of the cost of north-going MCAT (Manatee County Area Transit). And although there are no free transfers, it's still cheaper even if you have to take several buses to get to your destination. Each bus route in SCAT runs hourly; buses are rarely (if ever) late, even when there are hurricane warnings and tropical storms. Other commuters can occasionally be talkative, but few are really offensive or scary; if anyone bothers you, just get up and sit close to the driver. Remember: native Sarasotans are usually more afraid of you than you are of them. New College students can catch Route 10 at the airport, on General Spaatz, under the overpa son Tamiami Trail, or at the Caples Fine Arts complex, at ten minutes before the hour from 6:50 A.M. to 5:50 P.M, Monday through Saturday (except holidays). Buses start at the airport, run down Bayshore to Myrtle Street and Publix, and then follow the Trail to the main transfer point downtown Sarasota. Three used bookstores, a Granary, a bakery several restaurants, a Good Will, a Nations Bank, a post office, some pawn shops, two Sarasota Emporia, and quite a few art galleries are within a block or two of the station at First and Lemon Streets. Safes way out to Venice. If you do take an outbound bus, remember that the Route 10 makes its last run back to New College at 6:15. Taking a cab from the transfer point back to campus costs about eight dollars. Most routes (including 10) are wheelchair-accessible. Maps are some times available on the brochure-rack outside Barbara Berggren's office, and always from the buses themselves. Expert Locksmithing From there, you can catch buses to all the major malls, St. Armand's Circle (where the health clinic is), the Lido and Siesta Key beaches, and just about anywhere else you might want to go--even all the SARASOTA LOCK AND KEY SHOP 1!537 STATE STREET SARASOTA, FL. 34235 Bonded and Insured Phone 953-3n3

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The Catalyst Sept. 26-0ct. 2, 1 995 5 THE MASTER PLAN by Rocky Swift The e ntity known ominously as the "Master Plan is not as foreboding as it sounds "The plan sets a footprint that should guide our future development," says New College Director of Student Affairs Mark Johnson The Master Plan is simply an outline of how the Sarasota campus of USF/New College is supposed to be developed in the next ten years. The plan is an attempt to bring a bit of order to the hodge-podge combination of buildings and property that have been accrued over the last thirty yf"ars. One of the general themes of the Master Plan is to c reate a more clearer distinction between what is New College and what is USF. New College will be developed on an east-west axis (the Fitness Center to C o llege Hall) and the University Program of USF will be developed on a north-south axis The intersec t ion of the axis will be the library which is common ground for both schools Many new buildings are proposed in the Master Plan to try to take advantage of the scattered bits of land owned by the school. The UP student center is presently being constructed and the new Natural Science building is planned for construction soon The plan also includes the possibility of building a welcome center at the old Zinn s prop erty which has recently been demolished Also in the works is a plan to close Bayshore Road off from 41 and extend General Spaatz Boulevard to Bayshore. The Master Plan calls for growth in student population both for the University Program and for New College New College is projected to have a student population of around 650 by 2005, and stands at around 580 right now The additional students require additional dorm space, which is also covered in the Master Plan. Dorm space for New College will be localized in the west side of campus, near the Pei complex. The new dorms, which should be ready in a year and a half will be located behind the tennis courts Another dorm complex is CONSTRUCTION DIARY by Graham Strouse Does Florida heat make you feel like your brain is swelling its case? Have you ever noticed a loss of greater than 20 percent of your total body weight in a single day-while doing paper work? Are you a New College professor whose eyes are fixed on getting a new office? If so, you may be in luck Work continues apace on second floor of College Hall where A.I.S a subcontrac tor for Dooley Mack, installed a new air conditioning system last week in the south side offices currently in medias renovation. A.I.S. also cut and fit the ceiling and began plastering the walls. According to New College Utilities Supervisor Dick Olney, all of the air conditioning units in College Hall are slated to be replaced. "I'm sure all the professors are going to want to be comfortable," he said. The West Campus Student Center construction team would probably be grateful for a little air-conditioning these days. Thorpe Construction poured the "footers" for the Center last week. In case you didn't know, footers are sunken concete blocks that provide buildings with structural support. As this went on, the plumbers plumbed and electricians wired the building. Masons lay the floor next week. Speaking of the Student Center, architect Carl Abbot won the Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects' Unbuilt Design Award for his building design. Abbot praised students for their help with the project. Finally, Zinn's refuses to go gentle into that good night. Although Dooley Mack was supposed to be finished clearing the rubble more than a week ago, fragments of Zinn 's white stone wall continue to jut out of the ground. planned for construction following that, possibly in between third court and the Bellem's Museum (Cars and Music of Yesterday). The B-dorrn complex will revert back to academic or office use and the Viking property will be converted into something else. With the new dorm space, it is hoped that New College will become more of a residential college, as the founders intended it to be. Mark Johnson is skeptical of the changes concerning dorm space He does not believe that the new dorms will provide enough bed space to allow conversions of B-dorm and Viking I don't s ee how we can give up bed space ," he said. The new dorms will provide around eighty new bed spaces not enough to eliminate the other dorms Mark Johnson believes that much of the Master Plan just does not seem likely to happen within the next ten years. We have to be realistic ... Dollars will dictate what we are able to do ," Johnson said SMOKERS BE WARNED Due to student complaints about smoking in Hamilton Center, the University Police will start enforcing the Florida Clean Indoor Air Act. Smoking inside any part of Hamilton Center (including the Game Room) is a civil infraction under FSS 386.208. The fine is $100 for the 1st offence and $500 for every subsequent offense. This cannot be appealed to Student Affairs. Smoking in an elevator is a violation of FSS 823.12 and is a 2nd degree misdemeanor.

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6 The Catalyst Sept. 26-0ct. 2, 1 995 COMMUNITY AIDS NETWORK RECEIVES FULL FUND I N G contributed by Amy Andre On Thursday, September 21st at 7 P.M., twelve intrepid Novo Collegians pinned red ribbons to their shirts and carpooled to the Sarasota High School provide adequate care for people with AIDS in the Sarasota area CAN (formerly Sara s ota AIDS Support) is one of the country's oldest AIDS organizations; founded in 1981, it auditorium to show support for Comrnu,.--------------, offers unique services and high HAVE YOU BEEN TESTED? nity Aids Network The audito rium, filled with other red-ribbon CAN will be offering free, anonymous HIV testing on campus October 27 and 28. quality care. The crux of the county commissioners' debate was whether these services were being duplicated by another agency, which would suggest that people with AIDS could receive the same care elsewhere. No other agency duplicates wearing Sarasotans was the site of the Sarasota county commissioners final annual budget hearing. With a $465 million budget to disburse, county commissioners were debating whether or not to give a grant of $350,000 to Community Aids Network (CAN) a local AIDS organization that provides medical and dental care for people with AIDS as well as support group services and free monthly HIV testing. Prior to the budget hearing, it looked as if the commissioners were planning to cut the grant to CAN by 40%. This cut in funding would have had a significant impact on CAN's ability to CAN s combination of services Although the Public Health Department does offer free HIV testing they do mostly confidential testing, which means that names are kept on file, while CAN does anonymous testing-those tested are identified only by a number. Studies have shown that most people are likely to get tested if their anonymity is assured. After a brief debate the county commissioners unanimously agreed to give CAN the full $350,000 originally requested. The entire process took about ten minutes, and the intrepid Novo Collegians arrived back on campus just in time to watch the season premiere of Friends." MEETING THE COPS by Kelly Nichols Officer Henrietta Lange would have preferred a few more new faces at last Monday night's Meet the Cops session Officers Lange and Hugh Roarty entertained questions concerning police student relations from a group of 25 to 30 students that consisted mostly of upperclassmen. Lange had hoped that more first-years would have been in attendance Some key concerns of the officers were discouraging permanent graffiti, which students ultimately pay to clean up anyhow, and encouraging use of the blue "emergency" phones for reporting such things as strangers on campus and tripped alarms Also discussed was smoking in public facilities such as Hamilton Center. This is against Florida Jaw and the initial offense earns a $100 fine. Assistant Residence Counselor Tracie Merritt found both the police and students receptive to each others views. She described the meeting as comfort able," even when dealing with the touchy subject of police presence at walls A situation that's perhaps best dealt with the philosophy of, as Merritt puts it, if we respect them, they ll respect us. A "NEW DAY IN TAMPA BAY?" Buc Talk with James Todd The day was bright and clear for the Tampa Bay Buccaneer's season home opener against the Chicago Bears on Sunday, September 17. Tampa Bay Stad ium was sold out with 75,000+ expected to tum out for the game, which inc l uded a ha l ftime ceremo n y honoring Lee Roy Selmon, the Bucs' first Hall-of Fame inductee. The motto, "It's a new day in Tampa bay" really meant some thing this time. The tailgate party couldn't have gone any better. I mean, how can you beat a case of Mo l son Ice (on ice!), bratwurst on the grill, and thousands of Bucs fans letting every Bear supporter in sigh t know how we were going to tear them apart? Well, the party died. The New Day in Tampa bay" became a "Real Bad Day in Tampa Bay." The Bucs beat themselves. I couldn't believe it-one minute I was content with a 9-3 Bears lead, waving to the Swashbuckler cheer leading squad, and t h e next, I was slumped over i n my front row, 10-yard line season seat. Quarte r back Trent Di l fer ha d lobbed an interception to Bears cornerback Jeremy Lincoln, who returned it 32 yards-within seven of Bears' touchdown. Withi n two minutes, the Bears' had put 13 points on the board Seven turnovers in all were committed by the Bucs-an NFL worst. The offensive line was no help to Di lfer-between the Bears loss and t h e previo us week's defeat, they allowed 11 sacks. My friend Ron and I understood the feelings of the fan who ripped the "It's not part off his "It's not the same old Bucs" sign towards the end of the game. However, this loss, coupled with the previous week's against Cleveland, does not mean it is the same old Bucs. We do have a lot goi n g for us. Our dismantling of Phi l adelphia in Week 1 was great. Our receiving core will finally be joined by Alvin Harper (formerly of the Cowboys) this week against Washington The defense has been incredible, especially in the red zone. I honestly do believe Dilfer will come around, along with the offen sive line. As much as I've been disap pointed the last two weeks, it really is a New Day in Tampa Bay. We just need a little work.

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The Catalyst Sept. 2 6-0ct. 2,1995 7 NEW COLLEGE MAGS AND RAGS by Rachael Lininger For a school with less than six hundred people, New College has a wide varif';ty of publications. Many will die this year when their editors graduate ; some are recycled from years past. Regrettably, most of what we read IS controlled by a small group of people-for the very simple reason that no one else cares to publish or write, not because new voices aren t welcome. Here, then, is a list of all the currently active student publications at New College, all of which accept contributions and would like some fresh blood. Unless otherwise noted, submis sions go to the campus boxes of the people listed Final Analysis, formerly Schneia, is partly political part fiction, part poetry, and part "pictures of public figures in compromising positions." Put out monthly by Eric Piotrowski and Dallas Taylor, it will change name and layout styles frequently in order to stay "free and open to students." They have no set tone or objective, and will generally publish whatever students care to contrib ute. The deadline to get into the next issue is Se!)tember 29. New CollAge is Florida s longest running poetry magazine. Edited by Professor "Mac" Miller and a student advisory board, it publishes students and non-students amateurs and professionals. Send submission through campus mail to New CollAge; submit no more than five poems at a time, and put your name and box number on top of every page. Don't send overly long works or greeting-card verse. New CollAge also accepts black and-white line art from students. In order to be considered for the next issue, poems should be submitted before Spring Break. The Picayune-The Magazine with No Delusions of Self-Importance, is a humor rag put out monthly (but irregu larly) by David Salinas, Kelly Nichols, and Tenea Johnson. They are looking for things that are off-the-wall and want to emphasize that NC is a very strange place (rather than perpetuating the inspirational whitewash of other publications). For those familiar with the Picayune from last year, the tone will be the same but the look should be substantially improved "No more hacked-together-at-six-in-the morning-with-Ciaris!" Dave announced. "You'lljust have to see it to believe it." The Picayune should soon be available online. The deadline for submissions for the next issue is October 9. Pillow Book is a magazine devoted to erotic prose, poetry and art. It's published twice each semester by Michael Hutch and Catalyst Editor Den Zazueta-Audirac. Pillow Book accepts black-and-white photography and artwork, poems (not many), and short stories. Anonymous submissions are not accepted, but pseudonymous publication may be arranged with the editors The next submission deadline is October 13. Schwanwiilderkirschtorte German for "Black Forest Cake"-is a monthly nonfiction magazine that Mercedes Paulino and Anneliesse Tolbert have been meaning to put out since ninth grade "as a rebuttal to the sappy literati student-mags that were being published at the time" and "an alternative to bad teenage poetry." They take reviews, commentaries, interviews, and treatises on interesting subjects, but not fiction unless it's extremely good, and no expositions on the collective insanity of New College or inside jokes. The deadline for submissions for this issue is September 29. SomePIG! is an online poetry magazine maintained by llen Zazueta Audirac at http://www.sar.usf.edu/ -zazuetaa/SomePig.html. Named after the first words ever written on Charlotte's Web, it publishes work by both students and nonstudents in a true-hypertext format. Poems may be submitted any time via email to zazuetaa@virtu.sar.usf.edu. Tricks for Trade is a yearly student-only poetry magazine published yearly in chapbook form by Lisa Swanstrom. She also accepts fiction and simple line art. While there is a slow response time ("as in you find out when the issue comes out if you get printed," Lisa explained) Tricks for Trade has some excellent work in it. Lisa also asks that anyone who would like to help edit or lay out this year's issue should talk to her. HITTING PEOPLE WITH STICKS IS FUN by Den Zazueta-Audirac You may have noticed them--those people with the large, silver sticks whacking away at each other in Palm Court ... "I want people to know that we're not just a bunch of bloodthirsty p ychotics," said David Heifetz in between rounds last weekend. What they are is the New College Weapons sparring club, first-year Heifetz is the man behind the sticks. The Weapons sparring club meets on Saturdays at l :30 P M. in the Fitness Center. Whoever shows up takes turns pairing off and fighting for three point matches. Points are hits that are judged to "be equivalent to real damage--not just a glancing blow," as Heifetz puts it. A match can last anywhere from three minutes to fifteen. The weapons themselves are light pvc pipe wrapped in foam rubber tubing and covered in duct tape. They don't hurt .. much. There are "swords," "staffs" and "spears," each having their own tactical advantages and disadvantage How you use them is up to you, but Heifetz emphasizes that he is there to "make sure everything is safe." Bad attitude or bad equipment will keep you out of the game. The group that I saw when I went to interview Heifetz was mixed, three men and three women, including myself People wandered in and out for a couple of hours. I got to fight using a "staff" and a "sword," and try my luck against all comers. It was exhausting, but a great deal of fun. There is something very satisfying about whacking someone in the chest with a big stick and seeing them grin and concede the point. Heifetz invites anyone who's interested to come out and give it a try. No experience is necessary and the group is very willing to work with beginners. Ju t remember to stretch first--my shoulders hurt for days.

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8 The Catalyst Sept. 26-0ct. 2, 1995 SUGAR AND SPICE: A TASTE O F AMISH COOKI N G by Rachael Lininger and amazingly fast. The bill for five people-including drinks, desserts, and tip-came to only $47. "If I didn't know it was Amish, I wouldn't go to any place on 41 called 'Sugar and Spice,"' said one friend after we finally decided where to eat. Twenty There isn't much for vegetarians other than grilled cheese and a few salads. .----------------, For carnivores, they offered a minutes south of New College on Tamiami Trail-about a block away from the hospitalSugar and Spice 1850 South Tamiami 953-3340 variety of beef, chicken, and seafood dishes. Some of the Tr. entrees don't appear especially Amish-taco salad?-but on Open Monday Saturday, 11 :00 A.M.1 0:00 P.M. the whole, the menu is what one would expect. Sugar and Spice is a family-owned Amish restaurant that has been open in Sarasota since 1984. The decor is simple and countryflowered aprons, lots of handmade quilts on the walls (for sale, and worth the high price), ferns and wood panelling every where. The service was friendly, polite The general consensus on dinner was, "Ok, but not anything special." Nothing was bad; it was justordinary. The desserts, however, were very good. They serve many different flavors of pie; the shoefly pie-a molasses-like concoction with a crumb topping-and the nicely tart rhubarb pie are especially recommended. The cream pies have real whipped cream on top, not Redi-Whip (a common restaurant substitute). Sugar and Spice also does carry-out and sells pies and loaves of fresh baked bread. It's a shame that it's only open Monday through Saturday, 11 A.M. to IOP.M.-the combination of excellent service, nice atmosphere, low prices, and proximity might make it a suitable retreat for students tired of surly, seedy Perkins. While the owners are definitely Amish, proselytizing was restricted to the bottom third of the back of the menu-a quote from the Psalms and a short note offering a tract from the front desk. It may amuse Novo Collegians, but it's not obtrusive. If you want to go somewhere cheap and decent, and need help getting back home before sunrise, Sugar and Spice might be the place to go. GUEST OPINION: HETEROGENEITY by Charles Choi It was dinnertime, Tuesday, September the 12th, and I had a food card. The two main entrees happen to be the topic of this piece: Southwestern Snapper and Beef Oriental. Y'know, I have a beef with the term Beef Oriental. I was born in Hong Kong and raised in America for mo t of my life by my Chinese parents. I see myself as Chinese and American, something that takes a lifetime to get used to: in America, I am seen as Chinese, and in China, I am seen as an American. So is the reason I have a beef with the term Beef Oriental because of my heritage? I have to question the complete and utter ignorance when it comes to the rather sweeping term. Have you ever heard of Chicken European? Try some Fish Negroid. The plain fact is, Asia just ain't one big province, folks. If you don't even consider the 1.3 billion people living in over 50 provinces of China, there happen to be a number of other countries in Asia also. Ask yourself this: do you see the difference between Thai and Koreans? What struck me was the contrast between the two entrees: Beef Oriental and Southwestern Snapper. The former recognized only a homogeneity among populations in a geographical area (i.e. there are no regional differences in Asia), while the latter recognized a heterogene ity among populations in a geographical area (i.e. there are regional differences in America). Am I being overly analytical because I might be sensitive over the subject? Am I being politically correct? I'll answer the former by saying that I hate being judged by things I cannot control, among them my genetically prede termined gender, my genetically predeter mined appearance, and my age. Am I being politically correct? No. I think what has now Buy Sell Trade in dogma. The fact is, one's culture, heritage, and environment really do shape a person. Would it be good to have a little help in trying to understand other people? I would say yes. Would it be good to judge people only by what little we know about their environment? I would say no. Should we think about important issues everyday of our lives, even when they concern what seem like trifling details? Yes. Actually, I think those are probably the most important of all. Downtown Sarasota been turned into political correctness is sad; I think it started as a exercise in respect, and turned into a belief 1488 Mai n S t. Sarasota FL 34236 U S A. Monday -Sat urda y 1 0:00 A M .6 :00 P.M. (813) 366-1373

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The Catalyst Sept. 26-0ct. 2, 1995 9 EDITORIAL: TRASH The day after a Wall, Palm Court reeks of alcohol and apathy Anyone who s walked through Palm Court or Hamilton Center on weekends can tell we don t care much about cleaning up after ourselves. Palm Court gets littered with cans, bottles, and whatever else people decided they were too tired to take home or throw away the night before. Often, there are pieces of broken glass scattered about the tiles waiting for some barefooted Novo Collegian to step on them In Hamilton Center, trays and trash linger on tables after most meals, despite abundant trash cans in the cafeteria, and an alcove next to the serving line for dirty trays and dishes. The Publications Office is another common dumping ground in Hamilton Center, covered in cups, papers, and rotting remains of food. The mold on the ceiling is enough of a health hazard for the many students who use the Publications Office every day; what others leave behind only adds to the risk We are lucky (or lazy) enough to have others clean up after us: Many of us wake up too late to see Palm Court the morning after a Wall. Fortunately, student volunteers are good enough to arrive later to pick up everyone else's slack, and make Palm Court look like we really do think it's the Center of the Universe. In Hamilton Center overworked and underpaid custodians clean our residue in the cafeteria, and kind-hearted TAs scour the scum in the Publications Office. Since we do have people willing to pick up for us (or at least unwilling to live and work in filth), it's easy to take a clean Palm Court or Hamilton Center for granted. We shouldn't make others sacrifice for our laziness. It's time to start taking responsibility for our surroundings and ourselves. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR IN DEFENSE OF SHELL Shell is a gas station ; Marriott is a food service provider As littl e as I like the idea of a gas station being a primary concessionaire, I cannot let any unwar ranted accolades of Marriott ( even the C Store) go unanswered. Shell s pricing stru c ture, I imagine, does not reflect an attempt to be competitive" with the C-Store let alone any other franchise o n US-41 ( e xcept possibly the Mobil station on Myrtle) Their management to be sure realizes that across Spaatz, there is a community of beer-swilling, munchie-craving, money-spending insomniacs but they have a pricing structure consistent throughout their franchises. My primary concern is not that you feel cheated when you spend your "food card." You've already spent your money at the beginning of the year (and yes, Evan, you pay taxes on it then). The C-Store is geared toward the commercial expansion of Marriott No C-Store hours on the weekend, hmmm? They sure make up for that with that tasty brunch (pro vided you wake up before 12 : 45). I don't know about you, but I feel more at home with my shoes on in Ham Center. I think everyone should wear a tie as well. The UP kiddies won't play with us when we "put our bare feet up on the table, smoke," belch, fart, and generally look ugly. Screw 'em. They're probably offended that we act like we live here. Dan 0' Brien Box 443 A SIMPLE REQUES T I have for some time, been trying to have a "lighter side" in your paper. For a variety of obscure reasons, I have been "pooh-poobed." Saturday, Septembe r 16, the SAC Allocations Committee met to discuss f u nding for future events. On numerous occasions, I have had my days off switched, my working hours changed, and been subjected to verbal harangue a n d tau nts so that the st u den t body could enjoy some func tion I felt that it was "payback time I made a simple request, a variation of previo u s requests (e .g. a cameo appear ance by the D allas Cowboy Cheerlea d ers in Palm Court o r on Super Bowl Sunday). Games Galore" is just around the corner. This year why not have members of the Swedish Bikini Team parachute onto the softball/soccer field and then spend some quality time with the guys As soon as I had finished present ing the proposal, I was buffeted by a crescendo of No's, Get out of here, etc. So what if the SAC was comprised of mostly females! This is New College where there is sympathy and understanding for the other guy. TI1ey wouldn't even l et me finish my proposal of having "The Team" followed up by the Chippendale Dance Revue. One male member of the SAC privately confided that "it would be great for morale; I am for it." I know it may not be politically correct to do what I did but come on, folks, "lighten up." Officer Hugh Roarty correction: The NCSA vice-presidency is not an elective positio n and hence not subject to article 8.5 of the NCSA Constitution as stated in last week's editorial.

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10 The Catalyst Sept. 26-0ct. 2, 1995 ANNOUNCEMENTS Sexuality Awareness Month: Week of 9/25-9/29 The final week features Sexual Orientation. We are especially privileged to have Dr. Camillaa Griggers, professor of gay and Lesbian studies at Carnegie-Mellon University flying in to deliver a speech entitled "Lesbian Bodies in the Age of (Post) Mechanical Reproduction" Please attend! She will speak in Sudalcoff at 7 P.M. on Tuesday (tonight!) On Friday is the Final Event: a Spin-the Botlle Party in Palm Court at midnight! Everyone is invited! Note to monosexuals : Kis ing is optional. If the bottle spins to someone of your non pr'!ferred gender hugging is fine. Questions? Contact Amy at box 37, 359-3173 Tues 9/25 Carnegie Melon professor speaks on Gay & Lesbian parenting in Sudakoff at 7pm Wed 9/27 Queer Students Support Group meets at 7pm in the Students Activities Coordinator s office Thurs 9/28 "Let s Talk About Sex" discussion group meets at 7pm on the Ham Center couches Topic : queer rights movement Fri 9/29 The Final Event: Spin-the-Bottle Party! Palm Court at midnight. Are you interested in learning how to tango? I'm trying to get enough people together for a full size tango class, and if I succeed, the classes will be FREE! For more information, drop a note in box 594, E-mail wilder@ virtu, or call 358-1102. On Thursday September 28 at 6:00P.M. in Sudakoff, the Campus Interfaith Series will present Issues in Feminist Theology," with the Rev. Cheryl Gordon-Smeltzer a New College graduate. Refreshments will be served. Go to box 398 for more details. Volunteers Needed for Horses and the Handicapped. No prior experience with horses is necessary (although it can be helpful). If you are interested in helping out for even just one afternoon a week, please call Melissa Watson, volunteer coordinator at the Smith Ceuter : 484-2426, or 925 1493 Times are : Tues. 9:30 1:00 Tues. 3:30-5:00, Weds. 9 : 30-1:00, Thurs. 9:30-1:00, Thurs. 2:00-5:30 and Sat. 8:00-2:00. Palm Court Projections will be showing films biweekly on Thursdays (in the Teaching Auditorium) and Sundays (in Palm Court) at 8 : 30P.M If anyone has suggestions for films they would like to have shown leave them in the film suggestion envelope at the Student Activities Coordinator's Office. At present a schedule has not been set, so keep your eyes peeled for this week's showing. Writers wanted. An Internet travel magazine would like to do a feature on New College. Instead of the usual description of the college, they seek a bolder, more visually oriented story. It might be based on a student's day at New College, for example. The writer s script would guide the photographer and then annotate the photographs. No pay, but a creative opportunity Contact Jim Feeney, Cook Hall 203 at 359-4323 Be prepared to provide a sample of your writing ATTENTION ACTORS! The Introduction to Acting course described in the Fall course list has been approved for second module. The instructor will be Professor Brant Pope, Director of the FSU/Asolo Conservatory, with participation by other members of the Conservatory staff. The course will meet on Monday and Wednesday evenings; the exact time and place will be announced later. The course is open to students with any level of acting experience, including none, except that students who have previously taken the Acting Workshop ISP or the Scene Study class last spring should not enroll Enrollment will be limited to 10 students. If you are interested, please send a note to John McDiarmid, Humanities Division The note needs to REACH Professor McDiarmid by Monday, October 9. In the note mention your reasons for wanting to take the course, any theater experience you have had, and also whether you have previously been turned away from any acting course or activity at New College because of enrollment limits. You will be notified of enrollment decisions very soon after October 9. Though enrollment for this course is sharply limited, if you are interested you should apply. Pending Humanities Division approval, we expect to be offering an Acting Workshop ISP in January and an advanced acting course in the second module of Spring semester. Students turned away from the acting course this fall will earn a degree of preference when enrollment decisions need to be made for the activities later in the year. The advanced course in the spring wiU be primarily intended for students who have taken either the fall course or the ISP, so even if you consider yourself past the "introductory level," you should apply for the fall course if you want to do academic work on acting through the College this year. For further information, please contact John McDiarmid.


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