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The Volume VI, Issue 14 December 5, 1996 deck the halls with boughs of pain REVIEW OF CARRABBA' S ITALIAN GRILL by Charles Choi For some truly extraordinary Italian fare, try Carrabba's. Just make a left on Cortez after driving north on 41. You can't miss it; just travel on Cortez until you see the green neon sign. Once you enter, it might be a little busy, but Carrabba's is fast, efficient, and roomy, so you'll be given a seat in no time, either in the main booth area, or at the tables near the bar where the televi sions are, or at the pasta bar, where you can see the food as it's being prepared. You might even get a free sample there. Some free food that you are guaran teed is some Italian bread with a sauce made with olive oil, Italian herbs, and grated parmesan cheese if you like. All the food in Carrabba's is made at the es tablishment itself fresh every day or so, and what is not used is thrown out. Like all the dishes I tried at Canabba's, the Antipasti ($5-$8) is rich and filling. The seafood is divine, per fected to a juicy magnificence. I recommend the shrimp scampi ($6.45), which is shrimp sauteed with garlic, a touch of white wine, herbs, and lemon butter, served with garlic toast for dip-SEE "ITALIAN" ON PAGE 5 INSIDE Ivory Tower .................. 3 Movie Review ................ .4 Calendar ..................... .4 Reffell goes bye-bye ............ 6 Michael Moore speaks ........... 6 Editorial ...................... 7 TOWN MEETING ADDRESSES STUDENT LIFE STUDY by Mario Rodriguez "Is Castor upset because we've been printing pornography or because we've been printing bad pornography?" asked Josh Harrold over an average of 40 diners during Tuesday's Town Meeting. Students conversed in the background, their tabletalk periodically subsiding into a murmur as participants discussed thereaction in Tampa over A&S funding of the Pillowbook. The USF Code of Conduct, which has jurisdiction over New College, prohibits the funding of "sexually explicit material" with student money. Betty Castor, President of USF in Tampa, got wind of SAC funding of Pillowbook and called for the Student Life Self-Study Committee to address the issue. Created by Dean Michalson to examine student life at New College, the com mittee consists of an equal number of students and administration members, in cluding Anne Fisher, head of Parkview House, Captain Kelly of the Campus Police and a Criminology Professor at US F. NCSA president Jessica Falcone at tributed Castor's outrage to the fact that Student Activities and Services fees (A&S fees), which are paid by students along with tuition at the beginning of each year, become State money that is then reallo cated to New College by USF. "Basically anything that goes through us they feel reflects on them," said Meg Moore, SAC chairperson, referring to the administration in Tampa. SEE "MEETING" ON PAGE 3 TUTORIALS -RUS lly Sara Fol ey Looking for a tutorial for next semes ter? Trip Linnreooth and Jessica Sparber have been hard at work collecting ideas and getting in touch with professors to help you take control of your academic life at New College. "This was more Jessica's idea than mine," Linnerooth said. "We took the New College axiom, 'In the final analysis, every student is responsible for his or her own education', [and decided that) we wanted to take steps to empower the stu dent body at New College to have more of a say in the educational process." Linnerooth and Sparber put notes in stu dents boxes, and signs up across campus encouraging students to get involved. "There is a trend at New College where tutorials are sponsored less and less .. the contract system is supposed to be flexible, but its become more of a cookie cutter system. They hope that through organiza tion, students will become more vocal about what they need from the school. The end result? "Students will have more control as to what subjects they study. We want to make it easier for students to net work." An alternative course catalogue listing tutorials for the Spring term is in the works, and should come out before the end of ISP. The Natural Sciences depart ment already has a long list of po sible tutorial projects for students. Linnerooth suggests that anyone interested in doing a tutorial for next term get approval from the associated professor right now, be cause professors become more and more reluctant to sponsor tutorials as the spring SEE "TUTORIALS" ON PAGE 2
2 News December 5, 1996 The Catalyst "TUTORIALS" FROM PAGE 1 semester nears. "We did this early so people would have time." As for the tutorial ideas themselves, Sparber and Linnerooth keep collecting them. Students will also get more information from lists in boxes, a flowchart explaining the New College tuto rial system, and ISP ideas listed on the wall to the left of the restrooms in Ham Center. "A good percentage of the ideas are things people checked on[ with professors], but some are just thrown out." Linnerooth also talked about a student produced handbook that was intended to be distributed to first years, but never got printed. The handbook deals with the alternative nature of New College, and gives students tips on how to organize tutorials, how to throw a wall, etc. Linnerooth is most interested in start ing a movement where students take more control over their classes, and engage in active dialogue with their professors, in stead of just passively listening. For example, students could demand to read and critique each other's papers, instead of just turning them in. "Students could meet with professors before class starts and help design the syllabus," he said. If students become better organized and more vocal about what they want from the school, hopefully students and profes sors will come out happier. ISP/ Tutorial Ideas for Spring 1997 -media/pop culture in the U.S. -any feminist theory/literature/gender studies tutorials -batiking tutorial "I have a lot of experience and would like to hook up with other like-minded individuals." Joanna Dubinsky Box 583 IRP on joseph Campbell; creative writing; something on magic/mysticism/ shamanism; photography coffeemaking tutor ial; playwriting. Sarah Chynoweth Box 111 A look into History of the Absurd. Basically, read some Alben Camus novels. Jason Evans Box 98 Anarchy, radical education, deschooling, underground publishing, Black Liberation. Leif Hedendal box 660 Ethnic cooking ISP Box 559 How to Receive Your Evaluations During Winter Break If you do not follow the procedures below, your evaluations will be placed in your campus mail box. If you would like your evaluations mailed to you, please leave self-addressed. stamped envelopes (SASE) as directed by each division: Natural Sciences: Student must give SASE with sufficient postage to Joyce, the division secretary. She will mail all evaluations for Nat. Sci. Humanities: Give SASE to Nedra, division secretary, or your professor. Nedra will mail all Humanities evaluations. Social Sciences: Contact each professor for Information on receiving your evaluations Please note: All other mail will be delivered to your campus box during winter break, and cannot be forwarded. Cli'talyst General Editor James Reffell Managing EdHor Michelle Wolper taff Writers Charles Choi Sara Foley Rachacl Morns Mario Rodriguez Layout Heather Oliver Nicole Ganzekaufer Business Manager Tom Heisler Contributors Enc Piotrowski J ess1ca Olson The Catalyst is available on the World Wide Web at http://www.sar.usfedul-catalyst/ Direct submiss ion s and inquiries to: The Catalyst 5700 Tamiami Tr. Box #75 Sarasota, FL 34243 firstname.lastname@example.org:usf.edu Submissions may also be placed in the Catalyst box marked "Letters to the Editor/Contribu tions" (in the student government 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 to 500 words. Submissions should be labeled as either letters to the editor or contributions and include names and contact infonnation. Online submissions should indicate in the subject line if they are letters to the editor or contributions. o anonymous submissions will be accepted. Submissions should be received by 5:00p.m. Friday in order to appear in the following week's issue. The Catalyst reserves the right to edit submissions for reasons of space, grammar or style. Sponsored by Maria Vesperi and Dean Michalson
The Catalyst "MEETING, FROM PAGE 1 The committee is inquiring into the "self-regulating character of student life" at New College. Although Pillowbook it self hasn't been addressed yet, it's one of the issues on table Questions raised so far have ranged from whether tudent life and education ought to be wrapped up in the same budget, to whether RAs should have a "higher standard of conduct" than the rest of the student population. "There are wheels turning right now that we have no control over," said Falcone. Control over A&S fees was the issue with which students vied at Tuesday's town meeting. Falcone wished to gather student suggestions on altering how A&S fees at New College are allocated. She also hoped to dismiss rumors and student paranoia surrounding the Self Study committee. Falcone emphasized the fact that the town meeting would make no binding decisions, but rather consider suggestions that student representatives could bring before the committee at their Friday meeting. The first of these suggestions was to take a chunk of A&S fees and give it to Alena Scandura, the Student Life Coordinator, to manage. In light of con cerns that this would take power out of the hands of the students and place it in the hands of an administrator Falcone suggested the establishment of "a student committee for Alena to filter ideas through." News Nick Napolitano, however, was op posed to establishing a student committee, saying that it would still take too much power away from the student body. In a straw poll, 5 of the 43 present were in favor of giving up some control of A&S funds, 20 opposed the idea and there were no abstentions. Falcone, however, reminded those present that "there's a very real possibility of us losing control over some of our A&S money because of [the Self Study committee]." Moore suggested asking students to contribute to a publications fund separate from the SAC at the beginning of the year She said that SAC spends an aver age of $2000 annually on publications (other than The Catalyst and NewCollage), which is roughly $2-$3 per person. According to Moore, that "would as sure some degree of permanence to these publications" without calling for NCSA to violate the USF Code of Conduct. "I think the best way to handle this [situation] is to stop using A&S funds to fund student publications," said Falcone. Harrold suggested, however, that the town meeting endorse a suspension of SAC funding of sexually explicit material until such time as theSelf Study commit tee clarifies restrictions on the allocation of A&S funds. Of the 16 students sti II present, 11 supported Harrold's proposal in a straw poll. There wa one 'no' and four absten tions. OBITUARY Curt G. Cole, known to Novocollegians as the owner of the Airport Shell, died on the evening of Wednesday, November 27th. He was 46. Cole was born in Dayton, Ohio in 1950, and moved to Sarasota in 1986. He was a graduate of Southwest Baptist University in Missouri. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Sarasota. Survivors include his wife, Natalie J., two daughters, Crystal Troyer and Erika Cole, his parents Hubert and Gwen of Sarasota, his sister Cindy Roe, and three grand children. The service was held on Saturday at the Toale Brothers Funeral Home, Colonial Chapel. Information provided by the Sarasota HeraldTribune. December 5, 1996 3 OUTSIDE THE IVORY TOWER International Students in Belgrade, angered by a court's refusal to order fresh elections in Serbia and the gagging of an indepen dent radio station, mounted a huge demonstration to oust President Slobodan Milosevic on Wednesday. More than 120,000 protesters flooded central Belgrade for the 17th day of demonstrations against Milosevic's Socialist Party. Protesters claim that the the Milosevic won the election by fraud. After a life-saving heart surgery last week, Mother Teresa took her first steps on Wednesday and says she is strong and ready to go home. The missionary had been suffering from an irregular heartbeat, bronchial pneumonia and weak kidneys and had surgery to clear two blocked arteries. She had appeared to be recovering when longstanding kid ney and lung problems resurfaced. Doctors hope to release her in a few days. Manuel Antonio Noriega will be come an author next year The deposed Panamanian dictator, former CIA infor mant and convicted drug-trafficking racketeer is currently writing a book en titled The Memoirs of Manuel Noriega: Americas Prisoner National A group of doctors in San Francisco said on Wednesday that they my have discovered a treatment that substantially reduces the risk of death and disability after surgery for people with heart prob lems. The drug, called atenolol, is a "beta blocker'' that slows the heart rate, lowers blood pressure, and reduces the work done by the heart muscle. The findings will be reported in Friday's New England Journal of Medicine. Ajudge in Hawaii ruled Tuesday that the state will not forbid same-sex marriages. This is the first legal decision in U.S. history allowing such marriages to be recognized by law. Judge Kevin Chang wrote that the state "failed to pre sent sufficient credible evidence ... that the public interest in the well-being of children and families ... would be ad versely affected by same-sex unions."
4 The Catalyst A WEEI< IN PREVIEW Thursday, De cember 5 New College Chamber Singers Stephen Miles Directing 8:00p.m. Callege Hall Patio Friday, Dec ember 6 Joint Dance/Drum Tutorial Performance Sainer, 8:00 p.m. Saturday, December 7 Joint Dance/ Drum Tutorial P erformance, Sainer, 7:00p.m. Up from the Ashes: A Benefit for the B urned Churc hes of the South will take place at Eckerd College in St. Pete from 12:00 noon t o 1:00 a.m. $5.00 adv./$7 .00 at gate Tickets ava il able at Daddy Kool R ec o rds in S arasota. Monday, December 9 Holiday Celebration O pen House at 7:00p.m. in P ei 141. Too l will perform at The Masquerade in Ybor City. Friday, December 13 D ea d l i ne for participating i n Gift Giving Tree an d Clothes Drive. Monday, December 16 R esi d e nc e H a ll cl o se fo r W i nt e r Bre ak Entertainment December 5, 19 9 6 MOVIE REVIEW: FIRST CONTACT b y Heather O liver The crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise goes back in time in order to save the human race. Is it a Star Trek IV remake? No, it's Star TrekVlll: First Contact. The crew of the Enterprise "E" is back and ready to kick some ass, and this time they're fighting the insidious Borg, that eeeviill race of cyborgs bent on assimilating the universe into their "per fect" bee-like collective. Since Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) and his ever-resourceful crew (including the well-known charac ters played by Brent Spiner, Michael Dorn, Marina Sirtis, Gates McFadden, Jonatha n Frakes, and LeVar Burton) have continued to halt the Borg advances into Federation space, the collective decides to take over the Earth two centuries before the troublesome Enterprise-ers are born. P i card & company follow the Borg ship through the time warp and blast the hell out of it, but not before the Borg manages to damage the warp-dr i ve ship that histor ically initiates mankind's first contact with an alien race. No fir st contact means no Federation, so the crew of the Enterprise must find a way to fix history and avoid further screw-ups. This becomes increas ingly difficult as the ship gets invaded by the not-quite-blown-up Borg, Deanna (Sirtis) gets drunk, Data (Spiner) gets seduced, and Picard starts acting like Captain Ahab. Despite the formulaic storyline, this film is full of surprises. Unlike the TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation,the movie is fairly violent, with fewer "Oh, no! the ship is shaking!" moments and more, well, ... gore, exploion and mayhem. Alice Krige thrills audiences as the super-sexy mechanical Borg Queen seeking a consort, and Alfre Woodard and James Cromwell rock as the scientists responsible for the warp ship, but the technicians are the real s t ars of the fil m. Industria l Light & Magic, the scenic designers, and t he Borg costumers pre sented an awesome effort, even by T r ek's high standards. Another pleasant surprise is that director a n d First Officer J onathan Frakes has followed in the footsteps of Leonard Nimoy, another competent Trek director and, yes, First Officer. And cheers to whoever deci d e d that Steppenwo lf's Magic Carpet Ride would still be popular in the 21st century. Won't have enough work to do next semested Enjoy working hard for peanuts? THE CATALYST WANTS YOU!!! We are seeking motivated, eccentric individuals to fill the positions of staff writer and business manager for next semester. You will receive academic credit. If you are interested in joining our happy family, email us at email@example.com or drop a note in Box .295. We will let you know about an organizational meeting to be held in the begin ning of February. C'mon, you know you want to ...
The Catalyst "ITALIAN, FROM PAGE 1 ping, or the calamari, which is lightly battered and fried to a tender, crisp, golden brown, served with marinara sauce Another fine Antipasti dish would be the mozzerella marinara ($4 95), which i fresh mozzarella coated with Italian bread crumbs, lightly fried, also served with marinara sauce, which is nice and smooth because it is made fresh Other inexpensive dishes include the pizzas ($6.50-$8), which are wood-fired in an oven at the pa t a bar The Italian chicken pizza ($7) is made with sweet and sour sauce with grilled chicken breast, pine nuts, romano, fontina, and mozzarella cheese. For vegetarians, there is the margherita ($6.45), which is made with Roma tomatoes, basil extra virgin olive oil, and chunks of fresh mozzarella. The main dishes come with free salad and vegetables, either free or for an extra $1.45 depending on which section you choo s e them from Vegetarians might want to try the manicotti ( $8 95), whi c h is served with spaghetti pomodoro and salad, or the in salata fiorucci ($6.95), which are mixed field greens tossed with marinated artichoke hearts, roasted peppers, grilled eggplant, and a hazelnut caprino cheese medallion. The polio rosa maria ($ J 0 95) i a real feast, consisting of grilled chicken breast stuffed with prosciutto and fontina cheese topped with mushroom basil but ter sauce, and served with tagliarini picchi pacchiu, which is a fine pasta in a sauce of crushed tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, and basil. Also, try the mezzaluna, which are similar to rav10li; half moon pasta stuffed with chicken, ricotta, and spinach in a tomato cream sauce. The desserts are inexpensive ($3.95 each). You may want to try the tirarnisu, which are lady fingers dipped in rum and liqueur laceespresso, layered with sweet ened mascarpone and chocolate shavings, or the sogno di cioccolata "chocolate dream", which is a rich fudge brownie brushed with kahlua and crowned with chocolate mous s e whipped cream and chocolate sauce. Carrabba's Italian Grill is located on 2106 Cortez Road West, Bradenton, FL 34205. Call 755-7712 for information or reservations. Contribution Guidelines Letter to The Editor: A reader's response to previous arti cles, letters and/or editorials, or an opmion that is intended to be shared with the student body. Letters to the Editor should be no more than 250 words, and are not a forum for free ad vertising. Contribution: A factual article written by someone not on staff. Contributions should be informative and pertinent to the interests of New College students as a whole. Contributions may range in length from 250-500 words. Guest Column: A solicited opinion piece. Guest columnists do not necessarily represent tiie views of the Catalyst, but opinion of wfiich we feel the New College mty should be made aware. Guest columns may range m length from 250-500 words. All subrni sions should be received by 5:00 p.m. Friday in order to appear in the following week's issue. .. BURNS COURT CiNEMA 13UR:IOS LA:IOE. DOWNTOW I'II SARASOTA Now Sl-iowiN "Extravagantly romantic." David Anson, Newsweek "This You realize with a gasp of joy, is what movies can do." Richard Corliss, Time BEST MOVIE OF THE Julianne Garey, Glamour THE Ralph Fiennes Juliette Binoche E Willem Dafoe PAT NT WI ER BEST PICTURE WI NER. BEST ACTRESS 1996 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL aecreta &Jie6 ''A Film of Rare Heart and Soul Shines radiantly ... Unfolds beautifully" -Janet Maslin, New York Times IIOPKINS Surviving PicaBso STARTS DECEMbER 6 FROM ENGLAND BEAUTIFUL THING BEAUTIFUL THING BEAUTIFUL THING "A Warm and Funny Love Story, Refre hingly Spunky and Un entimental Michael Musto, Village Voice STUdENTS Free Popcorn w/Purchase of any Drink
6 The Catalyst Opinions December 5, 1996 LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: GOOD-BYE! Well, this is it. After almost four years of working on New College publications of one kind or another and a semester of being General Editor of this little doohickey, this is my last issue of The Catalyst. I hope you liked it. revenue (mention our name when you shop wilh our advertisers!) and funds news every week under stressful condi tions. Sara and Thomas for raking in the dough, and Heather and Nicole for mak ing everything pretty on short notice. from the ever-beloved SAC. Nor do they, the administration or the faculty censor us in any way. All screw ups are purely of our own making. Dr. Vesperi, as always thanks for helping avert major catastrophes but let ting us make our own mistakes. While I waltz off into the Thesis sunset next semester, I'll make sure to take a moment to appreciate whatever poor souls end up working on lhis lhing For lhose of you who haven't figured it out (and there are still some ) The Catalyst comes out every week Staff members don't get p a id, they g e t one tu torial credit per semester for what amounts to a 20 hour a week job--more like 30 or 40 in the case of the editors. I've worked on the Catalyst the past 5 semesters because New College needs an accurate and regular source of informa tion about what in the hell is actually going on around here. We try to be lhat. Thanks to all our contributors and all intelligent critics. You rock. To quote a former editor and perfect human being, "Being editor makes every thing on campus feel that much more important. It's been interesting, frustrat ing, and occa ionally exhilarating, but it' ll be nice to be a regular student with regu lar opinions again, and (oh yeah) a I would like to take this opportunity to thank profusely my beleagured staffthe r e weren t many of us this semester, so lhey all worked their asses off. More thanks than I can squeeze in here to my Managing Editor, Michelle. thesis ... You kept me sane. We don't get any money from the Foundation or the administration. We pay for this rag with a mixture of advertising Thanks to Charles, Mario, Rachael, and Sara for filling this baby up with Kicking over the soapbox, James Reffell GUEST OPINION: MICHAEL MOORE SPEAKS AT UF Contributed by Eric Piotrowski On the Tuesday before Thanksgiving break, a group of us students packed ourselves into cars and broke north to see Michael Moore speak at the University of Florida. Moore is best known for his landmark documentary Roger & Me, but also hosted the superb show TV Nation, and tried his hand at a fea ture film, Canadian Bacon His most recent endeavor is Downsize This! an incisive and downright funny collection of essays on topics as varied as the workday is long Moore's discu sion was much better than any of the Republican boneheads UF has brought to speak over the years; his was a talk borne of brutal truth and real issues, not some ab stract discourse on policy matters or philosophical dribble. He speaks about what is real to him and what is becoming more and more real as the years go by: The transnational corporations are running amok. By "amok" I don t mean to bring about images of 1984-style totalitarian states, where we all must serve the master or be killed. I'll leave that to the thirteen year old punk music fans don't misunderstand, they do serve a purpose in the movement. Rather, Moore is trying to impress upon his audience that we as Americans must come together and speak out for what we want. Since the other side is working overtime to achieve its goals (which, more often than not, conflict with what is best for lhe general public), we ought to get moving if we are to stop the tide. "So what is thi tide?" I hear a purely hypothetical but deeply cynical voice asking from out lhe darkness It s a lot of lhings, and it's not orchestrated by a bunch of men sitting in smoke filled rooms (usually it's just one or two of these men; hardly what you could call a bunch). Anybody with a fleeting interest in state, national, and world events knows exactly what the big problems are: Chronic poverty in the inner cities. Attacks on feminism (and strong women generally) from all directions. The dismantling of affirmative action, brought about by the old boys' networks it was designed to guard against. A massive restructuring of our economy, eliminating hundreds of thousands of jobs and ruining millions of lives. But what are perhaps most important are the little problems. Tuition increases. Strike breaking and union bashing in general. Police brutality A marketplace that hurts our bodies and con sciences. These are things that affect us all in little ways. But put them together and they add up to a Jot. If anything, Moore intended to stress the importance of working together to keep these problems from overtaking us. He acknowledged a group of striking newspaper workers who were present in the audience. He showed clips from TV Nation where he had confronted Newt Gingrich and a group of Klansmen (not at the arne time). He encouraged participation from the audience and was genuinely interested in the problems we faced. While he is a mascot and vanguard-of sorts for the left, Michael Moore pays respect to the groups of women and men who are fighting the difficult fight all the time. One such group is the Civic Media Center, whom he men tioned repeatedly during his talk, as they a) were instrumental in bringing him to Gainesville and b) are one of the finest examples of resistance in action in the state of Florida. The CMC was started four years ago to make alternative sources of information accessible to students and community members, and has become a valuable addition to the city. He applauded their hard work and urged the audience to use their resources. I left the auditorium feeling reinvigorated about the state of social resistance in America. There are more of us out there than Ted Turner would like you to believe, and Michael Moore is doing the best he can to make sure we don t forget it. WORD Meetings are Mondays at 8:00PM on the front couches in Ham Center. I
The Catalyst Editorials EDITORIAL: STUDENT COURT The preamble to the NCSA Constitution clearly states that the students of New College empower the NCSA "to insure that to the greatest degree possible, students have control over all decisions that affect them." If we, the students of New College, are able to solve our own problems that arise, more freedom will be given to us so that we can continue to govern ourselves. The best way that we can do this is to utilize The Student Court. In the past couple of year the Court has been inactive, but this year, the members are committed to making the Student Court a vi able forum to hear case involving the violation of student rights and any case involving students which is referred to it. If New College can settle these types of disputes (and leave the Tampa administra tion out of it) we will more likely achieve fair results and avoid the imposition of penalties we neither want nor deserve. The Student Court, needs your input if it is to function effectively and represent you. Every Monday night at 8:30p.m., member hold a meeting where students can ex press grievances, suggestion for improvement, etc. December 5, 1996 7 11/20/96 4:30 p.m. A car radio was stolen from within a car parked in the bookstore parking lot. Value $300, grand theft. 11/20/96 9:52p.m. Unlocked bike was reported stolen from outside game room. Value $100. 11/23/96 1:56 a .m. Off-campus noise complaint, wall moved to Hamilton Center. 11/23/96 10 :4 5 p.m. A fire (caused by a candle, a plastic bowl, and a microwave) in a dorm room was put out by students whilst being reported to the State Fire Marshall. 11/24/96 3:09 a.m. On-campus noise complaint, wall volume lowered. GUEST OPINION: JUST A LITTLE RESPECT Contributed by Jessica Olson This last week, as Colleen and and I spent a Monday night drawing up the posters we were going to adorn Ham Center with, I got to thinking about Thanksgiving, and the images we are as saulted with this time of year. I thought about the Pilgrims giving thanks to the Indians, and decided that after the way Indians have been treated in the United States since Plymouth Rock, the last thing native nations need these days is more Thanks. Looking back on Indian policy over the last 250 years, I decided that if that is how we showed thank then we had literally managed to kill off millions of Native Americans with kindness. Instead, I decided, what would be more appropriate to ask for would be respect. Instead of nooding the airwaves on this day with images of Pilgrims and Indians giving thanks over a large turkey, we should take the time to give respect to the Native Americans who arc very alive and very real today. By respect, I'm talking about the basic respect and dignity that you and I would probably want for ourselves. Yet this is something that Native American today just don't seem to be able to find when dealing with the majority of American so ciety. Two examples of this spring to mind: the attempts to build a landfill on a burial site in Kis immee, and the over abundance of stereotypical images of Native Americans in movies, merchandis ing and sports. The situation in Kissimmee is some thing that happens often in Florida. The county decides they need to expand a landfill. They realize that there is a burial site nearby that will do just fine, so they hire an archeology firm to come in and re move the bones. The bones are then swept away for research, and later stored. This despite the fact that the native people here have asked the state, the archeologi ts, and anyone else who would listen, to leave their ancestors in the ground. They arc asking that the bones or their ancestors remain undisturbed. They're asking that those involved respect their religious beliefs and not desecrate their burial sites. Native American activists continue to fight the use of stereotypical images of native people in schools, the media, movies, and as sports mascots. Disney movies like Pocahontas, school books that teach that Native Americans were sav ages before the arrival of Europeans, and sports teams named using racist of offen sive terms trivialize the history of native America and dehumanize native peoples. If the tables were reversed, and some one went out and dug up a white cemetery, or a sports team announced it was going to rename itself the Popes and dress their cheerleaders up as nuns, there would be a tremendous outcry. Why? Because those images are disrespectful and insulting. Why can't we how ative Americans the same respect that we de mand for ourselves? PUT YOUR ANNOUNCEMENT IN THE CATALYST (for next semester.) ANNOUNCEMENTS RECEIVED BEFORE 5 P.M. FRIDAY WILL APPEAR IN THE FOLLOWING WEEK'S ISSUE. DROP THOSE BAD BOYS IN THE CATALYST CONTRIBUTIONS BOX BY BARBARA BERGGREN'S OFFICE OR E-MAIL US AT CATALYST@ VIRTU.
8 The Catalyst The Tampa Jaycees will be promoting AIDS Awareness Month by handing out condoms, red ribbons, and AIDS litera ture to the public Look for us in Ybor City Friday December 13th from 10:00 pm to midnight! Call 888-9474 for more info. Bike Shop News: The following customers' bikes are ready to ride: T. Jay Brown Eric P ., Sari Cohen, Morgen Deringer Kelly Wade, Chris Frost, Amanda Holmes, Jesse DeWitt, and May Thigpen. Our hours are: Monday, 12:00-1 :30; Tuesday, 1 :00-5:00; and Friday, I :005:00 Please come by to retrieve your repaired bike before Winter Break This week is your last chance to order bike accessories before the Holidays. Orders should be delivered during Exam Week. Do you need to transport your bike at the end of the semester? We can disas semble and package your bike for shipping. If you hav e any questions, please contact us: email, firstname.lastname@example.org(lr.tt.\fedt. or ca!l Hugo at 355-1931. Baccalaureate Announcement: Torah, Talmud, and Modernity: Jewish Eth ics in a Chan'ging World. By Aryeh Weinstein. Thursday, December 12, 1996 at 1:30PM, in the Old Caples Living Room (105). From t h e Fitness Center: Winter/ISP Hours: 12/9/96-1/5/97 Monday-Friday 12:00-8:00 p.m. Saturday/Sunday Closed 12124/96-12/25/96 Closed. 12/3 I /96 and 1/1/97 Closed. No classes will be held during break. Hours for 1/6/96-2/2/97: Monday Friday 12:00-8:00 p.m. Saturday/Sunday 12:00-4:00 p.m. Parking durin g Winter Break Students leaving their vehicles over the Winter Break are requested to park them in parking lot #3 (rear of Ham Center) or parking lot #4A (Sudakoff lot. ) Parking Services will be restriping lots during the break (inlcuding the Fitness Center lot.) Announcements December 5, 1996 CAREER CENTER Eckerd Family Youth Alternatives, Inc: Currently looking for full-time Counselor/Teachers The Counselor/Teacher is re sponsible for the progress and welfare of each camper, and the care and maintenance of the campsite, trip gear, and camping equipment. The Counselor/Teacher must be cre ative, enthusiastic, and physically fit for activities in the wilderness camp. Initial certified training program is provided. Gay Lesbian and Straight Teachers Network ISP Opportuni ty: GLSTN are offering three internships : Communications/Web Designer, Field Services Associate, and Assistant to the Executive Director. Summer '97 Internship dates are June 1, 1997 to August 15, 1997in New York City. Room and board will not be provided, p ay is $200 per week. Application Deadline : April 15, 1997. University Graduate Fellowsh ip s for 1997-98: The University Graduate Fellowship are awarded annually to support and enhance graduate education among all colleges at the University of South Florida. Awards are made on a competitive basis to students judged to possess extraordinary potentia l for scholarship in their specific areas of study. A cash award of $7,000 and a partial tuition waiver for two semesters. Eligibility criteria: a minimum GRE of 1250, upper divi sion undergraduate GPA of a least 3 0 from the institution from which the last baccalaureate degree was awarded, and graduate GPA of at least 3.5 for all graduate work completed. All materials must be submitted to Dr. Diane Briscoe, Coordinator of Graduate Studies, EDU 312, Tampa campus by 5:00pm on Friday, February 17, 1997. Rodale Instit u t e I:xperimen tal Farm Internships: Interns assist researchers in the layout and establishment of research plots, routine plot maintenance and data collection, and summary and report writing. Interns are paid $6.50 per hour and generally run from Apri l /May through December. Application deadline: February 15, 1997. For additional information stop in the Career Resource Center, PME-119. Safety Tips from the University Police The holiday season is here. Again, all students, staff and fac ulty are advised to take the following precautions before leaving for the holidays: Don t leave your bicycle unsecured. If possible, leave your bike in the residence hall room, or res idence. Use bike racks to secure your bike if you' re unable to leave it in your room. If your bike is left in a bike rack, safe guard it with a substantial locking device. If you have not already done so, record your bicycle serial number. Leave no personal property laying about unsecured. Before you leave lock your residence hall room or office! Never leave your car runmng unattended, even for just a few seconds. When you leave your car, roll up the windows, lock it and take the key. Always park in well-lighted high-traffic areas. Always have your car keys in hand and ready as you approach your car. Maintain vehicle in good mechanical condition. Don't pick up h i tchhikers. Avoid leaving your vehicle in public parking areas for extended periods of time. A vehicle is stolen every 30 seconds.