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The Volume VI, Issue 4 September 17, 1996 mentally retarded, immersed in vice and corruption 'Alternative' Academics by Charles Choi The standards and schedules that we are at times forced to conform to here can lead to a sense of academic claustropho bia. But there are alternatives available other than intellectual suicide that can help us remember why we came to New College in the first place. In fact, there are now two more of them. The Alternative College Network stems out of the Alternative Higher Education Network that was started last January by Chris Kawecki of Hampshire College. AHEN is an umbrella organiza tion which sponsors projects that discuss alternative and conventional education and exchange information about institu tions, organizations, courses, tutorials, independent study projects, student publi cations and bibliographies. The Alternative College Network is the next step in laying down lines of com munication by proposing actual student and faculty exchanges between schools like Antioch University, Goddard College, and Hampshire College. This semester, a series of students from these schools will lead discussions at New College. Earlier this year in April, Heather Kane Andy Snyder, Jessica Sparber and SEE "ALTERNATIVES" ON PAGE 3 INSIDE Ivory Tower . . . . .3 Calendar ..................... .4 Movie Review ................ .5 Catalyst Contest ................ 5 Guide to Professors ............. 6 Opinions ..................... 7 THE CLUB SCENE AT NEW COLLEGE Contributed by Mario Rodriguez Do you watch Japanese animation solely for sexual gratification? Are you comfortably chained to the land? Or to the earth-{;ontent not to challenge the strictly physical existence to which soci ety relegates you? If your answer is yes, three clubs forming at New College don't want you. However, if you stay in the darkness of your room all day cursing your corporal bondage and seething with angst, the Anime Club, which will be having its first meeting October 2 i n the Fishbowl, is concerned with your plight. '"The world is a dark and lonely place,"' said Chloe Boresse, president of the Anime Club, quoting a character from the film Ranmal/2. "'It was a mistake to make me unhappy!' And [the characters] will be saying it so seriously, and you'll be laughing your head off." Boresse said that Japanese animation parodies human behavior, unlike the more topical humor of American mainstream cartoons, like The Simpsons. "Even though people are getting cursed, turned into animals and having martial arts battles on the school grounds," she said, "[anime] is a lot more realistic than anything on American tele vision." And unlike most American animation, cartoons appeal to a wide fan base in Japan (adults as well as children.) American viewers aren't quite as di verse Boresse claims that males comprise 90% of the American anime audience, a figure she attributes to the figures of anime women. Boresse also feels Voltron and Robotech conditioned young Americans at an early age to think Japanese animation is only about "robots fighting." SEE "CLUBS" ON PAGE 6 BEHIND THE SCREENS OF PROJECT BLACK CINEMA by Nicole Ganzekaufer In the spirit of African tradition, the Griots (the storytellers) kept the history of their people alive. This year's fifth inter national film festival, hosted by Project Black Cinema (PBC), looks toward the contemporary story tellers of today (the film makers) as the Voices of the Screen Griots. This year marks Sarasota's showcas ing of a new tradition: PBC's fifth annual film festival. The festival began in 1992 through the collaborative effort of Che Barnett, Program Director of the Asolo Theater and film makers from Florida State University's Master of Fine Arts Film School, held at the Asolo Theater. "Essentially [the film festival] was concerned with getting people of the com munity involved not only in a fun and creative venture but one that would pro mote a positive image of people of Black decent," said Che Barnett, Program Director of PBC. "Initially the idea was to do it once." The first film festival was held at the Asolo Theater. "The people were very positive and supportive," said Barnett. "It was an enlightening experience all around. We had very diverse audience but I wouldn't say that the response was over whelming." SEE "PBC" ON PAGE 2

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2 The Catalyst "CLUBS" FROM PAGE "A lot of anime has more to do with romance than sex," she said, "or a lot more to do with unrequited love ... its all about arguments and situ a tions you get yourself into that you can t get out of." Instead of showing animated pornog raphy, which Boresse says the Japanese frown upon or films like Akira the Anime Club plans to show comedic fan tasy/sci-fi, like Ranmal/2, in the hopes that people will gain an appreciation for this particular genre o f Japanese anima tion and for the art form in general. "[Anime] never caught on in America like it's caught on in Europe she said, "maybe because we're kind of closed minded toward other cultures." Open-mindedness is an asset if you re thinking about joining the New Club for Mantic-Psychical Research and Development (NCMPRD). "All we're interested in is getting some people together with dissimilar ideas," said Alex Hooks, co founder, "to talk about questioning reality and possible applications of our speculation," including construction of machines and synthesis of art. Hooks and fellow co-founder Brian Hallmark plan to experiment with all forms of media. This entails exploration of the rela tionship between perception and language implied by mantic, and, as Hooks put it, "investigating the powers of Cii"talyst General Editor J ames Reffell Managing Editor Michelle Wolper Staff Writers Charles Choi Rachael Morris Layout Heather Oliver Nicole Ganzekaufer Business Managers Sara Foley Tom Heisler Contributors Mario Rodriguez Anne Tazewell the mind which are not always considered by contemporary society," or psychical concerns. Although the club will engage in con solidated activities, Hallmark and Hooks agree these will not be scientific in nature "Research and development implies some sort of ... study," said Hallmark, ... but that doesn't necessarily mean in the form of statistically verifiable results." "We are going to try to keep [the club] as intuitive as possible," concurred Hooks. NCMPRD, which will be holding its first meeting on September 23 at an unde termined location is not only interested in liberating thought from the constraints of empirical investigation. It also endeavors, said Hooks, "to free the mind from the control of the mass media." To achieve this, NCMPRD will exam ine the works of Brian Gysin, William Burroughs and the contemporary musi cian Genesis P Orridge, applying their philosophical beliefs to research and de velopment. They also intend to peruse the work of Alester Crowley, a turn-of the century philosopher. "Just his spirit of adventure and ques tioning we would like to follow, said Hooks, the number "23" emboldened on the wall behind him. "The spirit of Alester Crowley." While NCMPRD aspires to emanci pate itself from media infringement, a Sailing Club has formed to liberate New College sailors from fitness center hours. September 17, 1996 Freedom to sail anytime allows those students who have already expressed in terest to go on camping trips, night sailing and to a clinic scheduled for September 21. The clinic marks the beginning of a rela_tionship with the USF sailing team which will allow New College students to take advantage of facilities in St. Petersburg. Those stilJ interested should talk to Sophie Debeukelaer, U.S. sailing instructor and club organizer. Debeukelaer is beginning her final year at New College; she is in search of someone who's going to be devoted" to the club to make sure it won't flounder after she leaves. "If you come to Florida," said Debeukelaer, "I think [sail ing) is something you might like to experience. To get out on the water I want to give everyone who comes here the chance to experience that." The experience demands dedication. Members sacrifice Saturday mornings to prepare the boats at Caples and the evenings to sailing. Still, Debeukelaer, who has been sail ing since childhood, feels the end product of sailing justifies the effort-like the ambi tions of her fellow initiate societies, a kind of mental liberation. "The Ca'D'Zan ... and the sinking sun reflecting off the windows ... just to go out into the water and forget about every thing ... you really appreciate where you re getting your education." The Catalyst is available on the World Wide Web at http://www.sar. usf edul-catalystl Direct submissions and inquiries to: The Catalyst 5700 N Tamiarni Tr. Box #75 Sarasota, FL 34243 catalyst@virtu.sar.usfedu 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 information. Online submissions should indicate in the subject line if they are letters to the editor or contributions No anonymous submissions will be accepted. Submissions should be received by 5:00p m Friday in order to appear in the following week's issue. Tile CaJalyst reserves the right to edit submissions for reasons of space, grammar or style. Sponsored by Maria Vesperi and Dean Michalson

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The Catalyst "PBC" FROM PAGE 1 The success of the first festival opened the door to the future of PBC and its foundation as a non-profit organization. The profits from the first festival were used to purchase a computer for PBC. "We did end up in the black. From there we had to make the decision that we wanted to do it again," said Barnett. "I think things would have been very differ ent had the Asolo Theater not been so extremely supportive. Being hosted by the Asolo gave [the festival] credibility." The PBC used the computer it pur chased to help increase its marketing while the Asolo Theater gave s upport to the festival through advice in advertising. A small grant was awarded to the PBC for a second festival from the State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs. Barnett said that the success of the second festival was one of the deciding factors in creating an annual tradition The festival featured guest director Euzhan Paley and Danny Glover. With the help of "a major AA director and a major star we were able to improve our fund ing," she said. "So we really grew in leaps and bounds." Along with the International Film Festival, Project Black Cinema partici pates in community outreach work and educational programming. They offer free films at community centers and follow many of these films up with lectures and discussions. "We've been here for five years and we're one of the best kept secrets in town," said Barnett We 're one of the only groups that offers the types of pro grams we do." This year's film festival began with a 10-city tour of Haile Gerima's highly ac claimed film Sankofa. Leading actress Oyafumike Ogunlano appeared after the screening of the film at the Ringling School of Art and Design for a question and answer session with the movie view ers. Sankofa was screened for a second time last weekend at the festival's Folk Arts Market Place. The Market Place, held at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, was a day-long event incorporating aspects of African American music, dance, food, drum lessons, and vendors. It's a cultural festival,' said Charles Stephens, President and Artistic Director of PBC. "We want this experience to be a very holistic one. We've kind of created a cultural bridge so that people have a bet ter understanding of what they are going to see on the screen because they're going to have already experienced some aspect o f it." This year s seven-day film festival will be shown at Burns Court Cinema in downtown Sarasota. PBC will screen 44 films (film shorts and feature lengths) of classic and contemporary works by black film artists. PBC offers reduced-priced ticket packages to PBC members and gen eral public ticket packages. Students will receive reduced priced tickets with their student ID cards "The films that we choose are not main line films, said Barnett. Many of these films are independently produced films that the community has never been exposed to before." Proceeding 15 of these films will be the Paths of Enlightenment program hosted by Cultural Critic Clyde Taylor of New York University, who has been active in the festival since 1992 and June Givanni, of the Caribbean unit at the British Film Institute in London. This program will be open and free to the pub lic and will incorporate panel discussions by guest directors of the films as well as a historical framing of the past one hundred years of cinema, comparing the cultural and historical significance of the "black world experience," as Barnett said. The discussions will also focus on the lives of exceptional figures in African American culture including W.E.B Dubois and Zora Neale Hurston. Schedules for the Film Festival will be made available at Burns Court Cinema or by calling the Project Black Cinema of fice at (941) 953-3556 Announcements are always welcome ... in the Catalyst. September 17. 1996 3 OUTSIDE THE IVORY TOWER International On Wednesday, Iraqi forces fired a missile at two US F-16 jets over north ern Iraq and missed. In response, the Pentagon said it was moving F-117A fighters B-52 bombers, a second aircraft carrier, and 5,000 Army troops near Iraq to strike against the Iraqis. The governor or Okinawa said on Saturday that he would take steps to renew leases for U.S. military bases on the island. This statement was influ enced by the promise of Japanese Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto that Okinawa would get special funds in the national budget to improve its economy. The first post-war national elections in Bosnia-Herzegovina occurred last Saturday The results could kill Bosnia off as a multi-ethnic state or provide the beginnings of a stable democracy. National Last Tuesday the U.S Senate voted against a bill which would require states to recognize legal single-sex marriages conducted in other states.. Republicans voted unanimously against the legisla tion which the House passed in July. This will keep homosexuals ineligible to receive federal spousal benefits after the death of a gay spouse. Rapper Tupac Shakur died at Las Vegas' University Medical Center on Friday, after being shot four times dur ing a drive-by shooting six days earlier. Doctors had removed his right lung on September 8. The hospital press release stated that Shakur, 25, died of respira tory failure and cardiopulmonary arrest. Police are still searching for the killer, who fired shots from a white Cadillac. State Within the next six months, every new license plate issued in the state of Florida could bear a new logo, either an advertisement for the citrus industry or a white silhoutte of the state surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean.. On September 26, Governor Lawton Chiles and his Cabinet are ex pected to choose a design to replace the familiar orange and green design.

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4 The Catalyst Entertainment September 17, 1996 MUSIC REVIEWS FROM THE FRITZ Butthole Surfers.Electric Larry/and (Capitol) Upon first listening to this album, I singled out Pepper as a fantastic song that deserved airplay. Within two weeks, all I could hear was people talking about how everything was "pouring like an avalanche coming down the mountain." Even though it's getting way overplayed, Pepper has never lost its luster for me, though its not much of a Surfers staple That's right, this band is primarily known for their electronically enhanced fuzz rock and zany lyrics not as a Beck rip-off. The rest of Electric Larry land is quintessential Surfers, packing lots of gui tars and drums and quirky lyrics. If you're familiar with normal Surfers stuff, get it, if you only like Pepper, stick with the single. Elvis CostelloAll This Useless Beauty (Warner Bros ) Elvis has brought forth, with this newest release, a collection of songs he wrote for other performers Along with world class back-up from The Attractions, this collection is as always just further proof to the undeniable fact that Costello is a masterful songwriter Twenty years later, he's still able to tum a catchy phrase and produce a hummable chorus. For the most part, this album is a ponderous collection of slow ballads a Ia the Jess than stellar Mighty Like a Rose album, but the Jack of pressure Elvis may have felt in writing these song for others, rather than for himself, could be the rea son that these are truly inspired tracks. Opening the album is The Other End of the Telescope, arguably the finest song contained on the album, harking back to the King of America days Little Atoms is a wonderful ballad and is the first indi cation that this album is to be a bit different than a standard Costello release. It is not, for the most part, a departure for Costello, whose standard is departure: never really changing, but always break ing new ground in the form and instrumentation of his pieces. It is as such with the closing track, I Want to Vanish, a collaboration between Elvis and the Brodsky Quartet, with whom he pre viously released The Julliet Letters. Preceding Vanish is Costello's finest track and the greatest example that, as the times and music change, so can Elvis. It's Time is an Elvis Costello song, but it is also more than that. Hinging on a pre-pro grammed, near hip-hop drum beat and keyboards, Costello's painful voice echoes over masterfully eclectic overpro duction, showing that you can still add as many instruments to a song as you want as long as it's done tastefully (and the producer knows what it is that(s)he is doing). Costello and Geoff Emerick pro vide the excellent production, evident throughout the album, and bring together a collection a songs whose only real link is the high standards of their writer. A WEEK IN PREVIEW Thesday, September 17 Watch Dead Alive or some other piece of revolting splatstick in Palm Court at 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 18 Unless they've disbanded already, Oasis will bring their gloss-pop to the USF Special Events Center at 7:30p.m. Thursday, September 19 Attend a lecture by columnist and Pulitzer-Prize nominee Molly Ivins at the Special Events Center at USF Tampa Campus at 8:00 p.m. Friday, September 20 Eric Piotrowski will show Manufacturing Consent in Palm Court at 8:00p.m. See the fully-made-up KISS at the Thunderdome in St. Petersburg: Saturday, September 21 If you couldn't get eriough of him at the Olympics, catch John Tesh at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center at 8:00p.m Sunday, September 22 Social Distortion with D Generation will play at Jannus Landing in St. Petersburg at 8:00p.m. As the years have passed since the re lease of his first album in 1977, Costello has maintained a strong fan base and an even stronger quotient for writing unre strained magni opi In his departures, he has lost and gained alike, but one thing remains true : his aim -T.W. Anderson Various Artists.Kids in the Hall Brain Candy SoLmdtrack (Matador) Not only does this soundtrack contain clips of the Kids in the Hall's amazing humor, but it also packs in 17 tracks by some of the greatest artists on earth, in cluding Pavement, Matthew Sweet, Liz Phair, They Might be Giants, Pelt Mell, Cibo Matto, Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet, and The Tragically Hip. Scott Thompson and Joe Sealy also show off their vocal skills on I'm Gay, the best gay anthem since Fight for Your Right (To Be Queer), off the Wigstock soundtrack. Though I haven't seen the film yet (thanks to the limited release of the movie in Florida), I assume it is every bit as incredible as this album is. It's so choice ... I highly recommend picking it up on vinyl if you have the means. Matador, 676 Broadway NYC 10012 These reviews and more will be featured in the fritz. If you are interested in writ ing for the fritz, contact Aaron Gustafson WALLS? There is no wall list this week. Some twit keeps tearing down the list on the equipment room doorso no one knows who has a wall this weekend except (presumably) the person who signed up origi nally. This sucks. From now on, if you have a wall, sign up on the list (if there is one), but let either Alena Scandura or the Catalyst (Box 75!) know as well, in case the wall terrorist strikes again.

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FREE MOVIE TICKETS!!! WHAT A CHEAP DATE! This weeks contest: New uses for Marriot food? Mashpotatoes: cold fusion! Send in your ideas and win! Winners will recieve two free movie tickets to Burns Court Cinema Top 10 lies told to first-years (as collected by Eric Piotrowski) 10. Sexism doesn't exist at New College 9. The food isn't that bad. 8. Officer Roarty's drug cartel was dis banded long ago. 7. James Martin once recieved a vial of blood from an over zealous fan. 6. The basic tenets of American foreign and domestic policy center more or less around preserving and upholding democ racy (this is told to all college students, not just New College) 5 The French are slimy spineless wimps (This lie is often propagated by the Polynesian media, which has massive in fluence in the United States.) 4. When a drunk guy you just met says he really cares about you at a wall at 3 A.M., he really means it. Really. 3. Creative writing is encouraged by many members of the Humanities depart ment as a way for students to develop the skills they've learned from reading so much literature. 2 Jesus Christ is the son of God. (it's re ally Umberto, the Lizard God of Cheese Sandwiches.) I No one gets addicted to marijuana. B E E F ORIENTAL REDUX 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 most of my life by my Chinese parents. I see myself as Chinese and American, something that takes a life time 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 40 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 be tween the two entrees: Beef Oriental and Southwestern Snapper. The former recog nized 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). 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 wou l d 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 is sues every day of our lives, even when they concern what seem like trifling de tails? Yes. Actually, I think those are proba bly the most important of a ll. This article was reprinted from a pre vious issue of the Catalyst due to a recent sighting of Beef Oriental at Marriott. heroin, hopel essness and lggy Pop Trainspotting "A VISIONARY KNOCKOUT!" Peter Travers, ROLLING STONE wa ing and talking "DELGHTFUL! WILDLY FUNNY!" Jim Svejda, STARTS SEpTE MbER 1 7 a lm MANNY & LO "A warm, fabulously unsentimental comedy about two young sisters on their own.'' Caryn James. THE NEW YORK 17MES F rom t h e Journals of Jean Seberg "AN OUTRIGHT DAZZLER" Kevln Th11m:as. LOS ANGELES TIMES CoMiN(i S oo N MAR17N SCORSES PRESENTS P U RPL E NOON **** A Thriller Of The Highest Order!" Dcsrn,)fld Ryan. PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER Project B lack Cinema International Film Fes t ival STudENTs Free Popcorn w/ Purchase of any Drink (just show student ID) Ask about Student Memberships

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6 The Catalyst September 17, 1996 SARA' S GUIDE TO PROFESSORS by Sara Foley Dear Miss AcademiaI never know what to call my professors Can you help me avoid a gross faux-pas by explaining the different professorial titles to me ? Clueless Student Dear Clueless: First of all, you're safe calling any of your doctorate-holding instructors Profes or" So and-So, unle s they in struct you to address them by a different title. Faculty members like Instructor Sarah Hernandez or "Writing Specialist Jan Wheeler" do not have PhD's and should not be addressed as Professor." Then there's the matter of titles. Faculty members hired on a permanent basis begin as assistant professors and come up for promotion to associate pro fessor at two years. Each prof is reviewed at the end of every year on teaching, scholarship, and community service. After five years they have review of tenure. Temporary faculty members hold the titles of visiting or adjunct professor. Visiting professors have the same duties as permanent faculty, who can sponsor contracts and tutorials. Adjunct professors are hired on a yearly basis to teach a spe cific subject area, and do not sponsor contracts or tutorials Dear Miss Academia: Could you explain why some of our best professors disap pear after a year? --Heartbroken Lad Dear Heartbroken: Currently, New College employs 53 professors, including Dean Mike, on a permanent basis. Each professorship has it designated title and responsibilities. Faculty members are hired based upon how they fill the criteria for an open posi tion. Rob Constable has been hired every year for the past four years because there has been funding available for his posi tion. However, if that funding was designated for a position for which Constable was not qualified, he would have to go. A line open one year may be designated for something entirely differ ent the next year, which is why New College sometimes loses great professors who are only hired on a temporary basis. Like James Tanton, a visiting profes sor who taught Calculus and Real Analysis at New College two years ago. He was immensely popular with students, but the pay line was designated for some one with a PhD in analysis Tanton, who holds a doctoral degree in algebraic topol ogy, was not rehired. Positions are created with an eye to ward strengthening the structure of the school. Because of this, some of the human element is lost when making a de cision whether or not to keep a professor.Sometimes a new professorship is created when the school receives a cor porate grant, such as the one from the Pepsico Foundation that is being used to sponsor the new Spanish Literature Professorship. New professorships are established with an eye toward increasing faculty di versity, as well as strengthening divisions and keeping up with educational trends. The final decision in the creation of a new position rests with Dean Mike. Dear Readers: Dean Mike alluded to a student sponsored faculty position open in the past, in which students hired a new faculty member once a year and paid for the position with student funds. Perhaps we should look into its history, so we can keep some of those professors we like so much. SUBMIT TO THE CATALYST uPBC" FROM PAGE 1 Tenea Johnson petitioned New College about the idea of having a network and 250 students signed on The network then was discussed at a town meeting and a quorum was reached on implementing the network with unanimous consent. Heather Kane said, "[New College students] are constrained by USF. The New College framework of comparison usually uses 'normal' or 'mainstream' col leges, so these colleges would change out frame of reference. So what the network can do is he l p us rethink our understand ing of New College as an alternative college." There is going to be an AHEN confer ence in Johnston Center at the University of Redlands in California that is set for January 24-26 right now, and students from New College should be able to go to at: http://hampshire.edu/html/ cs/ahen/ahen.html. it, and maybe even make an ISP out of it. Actual exchanges of students or faculty won't start until at least the next fall semeste r A meeting of the Alternative College Network will be held today at 8 P.M. in Hamilton Center. AHEN has a web page free books! Larges t BRANT'S USED B O OKS Take Bus 5 from dow n town to 3913 Brow n Ave, Sarasota Get $5.00 worth of books with this ad. Limit 1 per student.

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The Catalyst Editorials WE'RE NUMBER ONE The only thing that gets graded at New College is the food, and Marriott is failing. New College students have al ways maintained that the food service here is terrible. Due to an article in the 1997 edition of the Princeton Review's "Student Advantage Guide to the Best 310 Colleges," the whole world knows that we have the worst campus food of all. Local news papers and television crews have helped to spread the word around Florida: don't eat at Marriott. The ranking is based on an informal survey distributed to college students nationwide. It is an embarrassment to the college, a slap in the face to Marriott, and a simple confirmation of what those of us who have to eat there already know. Marriott has had it too easy for too long. New College is a captive audience for them: stu dents are locked into buying a semester's worth of food whether we consider it edible or not. We should take this opportunity to remind Marriott's management that New College as a whole can choose not to renew Marriott's contract, and look elsewhere for a food provider. If Marriott doesn't act now to change its habits, we should do just that. September 10, 1996 7 9/13/96 1:15 p.m. The SAC reported the theft of a cas sette recorder and containers for maJdng beer from the Hamilton Center equip ment room. 9/13/96 7:51 p.m. A student reported the theft of a Texas Instruments calculator value $100, from a backpack in Hamilton Center. Contribution Guidelines Letter to The Editor: A reader's re sponse to previous articles, letters and/or editorials, or an opinion that they want to share with the student body. Letters to the Editor should be no more than 250 words, and are not a forum for free advertising CONSERVATION NEWS FROM THE CAPLES CARRIAGE HOUSE Contributed by Anne Tazewell Our student-run recycling program is up and running! Last year Browning Ferris Industries (BFI) hauled our campus recyclables free of charge. This too good to be true deal ended this summer when the recycling market for paper took a big dive and we were informed by BPI that they would have to start charging us $400 monthly for their services. BFI had been subsidizing the cost of picking up our other recyclables with the money they were making from selling our paper. Since then, however, paper has gone from fetching $120 per ton to where we now have to pay $50 per ton to have it recy cled, provided we take it to the recycle center ourselves. Mark Johnson decided that he would rather budget for student recyclers than pay a huge multi national conglomerate such as BFI As a result, six students have been hired to collect our campus re cyclables and transport them to Recycle America, a nearby recycling facility. A little review of recycling dos and don'ts might be in order now to make their job easier. When recycling glass food containers such as tomato sauce jars, rinse them first. Always remove tops before recycling. Only plastic marked 1 or 2 can be recy cled. This covers all water, soda and milk jugs, as well as some shampoo, yogurt and tofu containers. No bags or plastic wrappers! Please remove tops and crush plastic containers before recycling them Tllis will save us from buying more recycling containers since plastic is so bulky Separate steel (soup cans etc. ) from alu minum. We are paid $0.33 per pound for aluminum, whereas steel fetches nothing. Recycle America will not accept the mate rials mixed. At this point paper does not have to be separated according to type. Just make sure that there are not paper food wrap pers or pizza boxes mixed in with your computer paper, junk mail and magazines to be recycled. When recycling cardboard please break down boxes first and place them next to recycling containers, or better yet take them to the cardboard recycling dumpster behind Ham Center. Recycling pickups are on Wednesday morning for B-dorm and Viking, so please be sure to get your recyclables out of your dorm room bins by Thesday evening. The Pei dorms will be picked up on Monday and Thursday mornings Anyone who does not have a dorm room recycling con tainer or a paper-recycling receptacle can call me at 359-5753 to order anew one. In addition to recycling, our efforts at "source reduction" are essential to making our campus more environmentally respon sible. To reduce the amount of paper used on our campus a new policy of duplex (double-sided) copying has gone into ef fect at the campus copy shop. Last month the copy shop used 28 cases of white paper (each case has 5,000 sheets in it!) By changing to a duplex printing policy we stand to save a lot of money as well as trees. Duplex printing takes more time, however. Students using the services of the copy shop need to think ahead and allow more time for their printing needs. That's all for now. Stay tuned for reg ular campus conservation updates! Anne Tazewell is the Resource Conservationist at USF and New College. She can be reached at 359-5753.

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8 The Catalyst Announcements Anybody interested in a Habitat for Humanity steering committee? Please meet in the Fishbowl on Wednesday, September 18 at 4 : 00 p.m. Hey there, all you crazy, perspective, musician-type New College students who wanna have a place to perform or practice by yourself or in the company of others Sound interesting? Drop a note with your name box numb e r and/or phone number in David Drake's box (217) or Steve Mazur's box (296) for more details about the New College band room and all its pluses and minuses The band room is conveniently lo cated in the old bookst o re across University a walking distance from school in the luxurious Sarasota/Bradenton area If you have any equipment in the band room please see Dave or Steve to claim it by September 25. There will be a GLBTSA meeting on Sunday September 22 at 8 :00p.m. in Ham Center on the couches in front of the fishbowl. New members are welcome! If you are queer (or just plain queer friendly) please attend. We will discuss Coming Out Day, Sexuality Awareness Month events DOMA Queer Circle, the Queer Formal and much much more. September is Sexuality Awareness Month! All events are free and open to the public (except for the support group session, which is for rape survivors only.) Free food and drinks will be provided at all events! The Spin-The-Bottle Party is SAM's closing event. Note to monosexuals and others : Hugging is okay, too For more information about SAM contact Amy Andre Caitlin Barry Sari Cohen Hillary Hall or Er i n Hannon. Sexuality Awareness Month: Week 3 Rape and Sexual Assault Monday, 9/16 Tuesday, 9/17 Wednesday, 9/18 Thursday, 9/19 Lunch Ham Cafeteria Information distribution 7:00 p m Fishbowl Speaker TBA 7 :00p.m. Fishbowl Discussion: How do you perceive concent? 7 :00p.m. Pei 124 Rape Survivors Support Group meeting I'm selling a double bed that I bought new 2 years ago, a dresser and some book shelves I'm looking for the best offer and will lower the price for people who buy "in bulk." Any interested New College student can contact me at 355 1787 or Box 37 or andre@virtu The Community Aids Network will be providing free & anonymous HIV testing on campus November 1 & 2. This service is available to all members of the community Please call 951-1551 for an appointment time and details on the testing location. September 17, 1996 CAREER CENTER Wed Sept. 18 11: 00 a m. USF International Student Exchange Workshop Room: HC Fishbowl Thurs Sept. 19 5 : 15 PM Tips on Applying to Graduate School Room: Sudakoff Center-118 Mon Sept. 23 6:30 PM Peace Corps, Room: Sudakoff Center-Center Part Tues Sept. 24 9:30-12:00 University of Florida Law School HC Fishbowl John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Internship: Internships in Arts Administration and Arts Education Administration. $650 a month stipend, attend Kennedy Center performances and educational events, and attend Weekly Executive Seminar Series with art professions in the Washington, DC area. Deadline for Spring: November 1. I.F. Interns Program: The I.F. Interns program recruits undergraduate students who are completing their second year at re spected universities and are interested in a career in employee benefits. Qualified students compete for selection by sponsoring organizations to work in paid positions for the two summers before graduation. In ad dition to summer employment, interns attend educational sem i nars featuring prominent benefits professiona l s during the school year. P o s t ers T-shirts New R e l eases C D & Casse tte S i n g l es /"\ r-:./ ... / / USED CD \ HEADQUARTERS /" Trail P laza \ /' N. 41 & Myrtle v 355-7574 The o riginal comfort s hoe. TM


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