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Title:
Catalyst
Alternate Title:
The Catalyst (Volume VIII, Issue 9)
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Newspaper
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New College of Florida
Publisher:
New College of Florida
Place of Publication:
Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date:
April 15, 1999

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History -- New College (Sarasota, Fla.)
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College student newspapers and periodicals
College publications
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United States -- Florida -- Sarasota

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Eight page issue of the student produced newspaper.
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Features Review ofF ox's new Futurama and The Family Guy -pageS ; Opinion Diversity, Queer Ball performance -page 7 Volume V/11, Issue 9 someone is watching you... Aprilts, 1999 Clark discuss es U.S. policy towards Iraq Students interview Student Affairs candidate Topics included housing and disciplinary policy By Shanon Ingles Over the next several weeks, four candidates will be evaluated by Mario Rodriguez for the Director of Student Affairs since 1992. Prior positions held in clude Assistant Dean of Students at the University of the Pacific, Admissions Assistant/ Assistant Out of all these positions, VanSchoor has gained experience in student activities, substance abuse education, student activity budget development, residence life and Greek affairs. In his resume, he says that the reason for his diverse back ground in all aspects of student life, "is to develop skills and values that allow the individual to be the con tributing member of their communities both during and after college." "The day he fled it was like position including Tim Richardson, being in Times Square on VJ-Day the Acting Director of Student ''I want to come at the end of the War in the Affairs. On Thursday, April 8 stuPacific ... the delirium of the peodents were given the opportunity to pie." During his talk at USF in St. interview one of the applicants, Petersburg on Tuesday, April 6, forTom VanSchoor, who claims to mer U.S. Attorney General Ramsey "come across as a big brother [to Clark described the reaction of the students ] ... but not a 1984 Big people when in 1979, after 25 years Brother." of peaceful protest, the people of VanSchoor s education includes across as a big brother ... but not a 1984 big brother." Some of VanSchoor's responsi bilities at Queen's College, which is presently a non-residential campus, are supetvising the student life staff, maintaining student life and activity Tom VanSchoor Iran ousted their dictator. a B.A. in Psychology from Just back from Yugoslavia, Allegheny College. He also has an Clark gave a talk entitled, "The Ed S. in Stud e nt Personnel Services Effect o f Sanction s and Assault s on and a M .S. in Counseling Di r e c tor o f Admis sions of Minority the People of Ira ". Cos onsors Ps cholo both de rees obtained Student Recruitment Assistant of Students at Rider o ege, bud ets su ervisin the and expenditures of all student East Committee of the Tampa Area Presently, VanSchoor is the Residence Hall Director at both the groups, and setving as primary ad-(MECfA), the National People's Director of Student Life at Queen's University of Northern Colorado visor to campus periodicals, Democratic Uhuru Movement College, a po ition that he has held and SUNY Albany. "BIGBROTHJ:."R" ON PAGE 3 (NPDUM), NOW and WMNF 88.5. Clark, who was Attorney General under President Johnson, settled the largest number of Native American claims in U.S. history. He helped draft the 1968 Civil Rights Act and the 1961 Voting Rights Act. Clark traveled to Iraq during the Gulf War, where he founded the International Action Center. "Our history with Iraq is consid erably more recent [than with Iran]," Clark continued, noting 22 billion dollars in arms sold to Iran between 1972 and 1976. When the Shah fell, there was no defense against Soviet movement into the Persian Gulf. There was also oil rich land in Southwestern Iran. Iraq became our new ally, Iran our new enemy. "We were responsible for insti gating the Iran-Iraq war," Clark said. "What a terrible, terrible war. I have to confess frankly that I hate war. All war. That it is the plague of humanity. There is nothing that happens to human rights that ap proaches it in terms of the disaster ... [the Iran-Iraq] War, so senseless and unnecessary, took C(CURK" ON PAGE 6 Two queens for the price of one Queer Ball was best attended event of the Queer Pride Symposium by David Saunders Last Saturday, glitz and glamour reared it's sparkling head over Palm Court, as the annual Queer Ball danced it's way through students' lives. Men were women, women were men, and all rejoiced in a gala of gender-bending fun. The Queer Ball kicked off near midnight and really got going when the drag show started. There were a variety of performances, ranging from lip-syncing to performance art. The reigning queens, third-year Eric Kolb and second-year Chris Holleran hosted the com petition, which started after they performed a duet and their own respective solos. From the nine pieces performed, which included Catalyst reporters Mario Rodriguez's and Charles Choi 's, the audience decided whose they liked best by their applause. Grudgingly, Kolb and Holleran decided that there was a tie. Both Brad Brian and econd-year Shannon O'Ma11ey were named queens, with the stipulation that both shall reign until Brian graduates in December, when O'Malley will take sole monarchy. She will host the Queer Ball on her own next year. This year's drag show seemed to have more active female participation than shows in years past, which was made evident by New College's first female queen. This fact seemed to please everyone, and was even in spirational to others. "This Queer Ball inspired me to seize my latent penis and perform next year," says second-year Kathryn Dow. After the show, everyone kept partying, enjoying the in teresting decorations and wide variety of music. Eric Kolb had an arrangement with the Shake your booty! Grant Baker and his entourage entertain a screaming crowd at Queer Ball. Despite his best efforts, though, Grant did not win the crown. Campus Police that the Ball would be shut down at 5:00 am, but they allowed it to go on until 6:30 a.m., much to the happiness of the organizers. Queer Ball was the final event of the Queer Pride Symposium, which bad different types of events on var ied themes. As popular as Queer Ball was, the other events themselves were poorly attended and lacked the enthusiasm that they needed. ln fact, the first event scheduled for Monday, April 5, during which students were to present research papers on lesbian and gay themes, was canceled from lack of material to cover, and lack of student interest. The activity scheduled for the next day, ''Bedsheets," modeled after the "Clothesline Project," went off reasonably well. Students hung up bed sheets "QUEER BALL 'tON PAGE 3 I


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