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Features Review of Stigmata, Wild Eats -page 5 Opinion Editorial: Evil Computers, Guest Column: Sheriffs handcuff Bones -page 7 Volume X, Issue 3 we 'shared' a moment September 24, 1999 English professor nests at New College Visiting Professor Paul Outka gave up a fellowship to teach at New College. by Max Campbell Professor Paul Outka, Visiting Instructor of British and American Litera ture, earned his B.A. in Philosophy at Yale University in 1986. He went on to continue his education at the University of Virginia, where he received his M.A. and his Ph.D. in English. "I had a Fellow s hip there Outka said ff wh1ch would have meant that I didn t have to teach or to make any money but New College seemed like a terrific place, like a kind of paradise." Outka fir t heard of New College from his advisor at Virginia University Mark Edmundson. "He had given a talk down here and really loved the place Outka aid "On paper, the school looked terrific and the location looked terrific, and it was time for me to leave grad school." When Outka heard that there was a position available on campus he was quick to apply. After hi telephone interview, he was flown down to Florida for three days of being "wined, and dined, and questioned" by the campus administration. "They called me back the day after I returned home ," Outka said, "and by that time l was pretty charmed with the po ilion so I gave up the Fellow ship." Outka, n o w t eac h es a cour se in American Moderni s t Po et ry, and will als o teach the first half of American Literature Ori g in s to 18 6 5 n e xt t erm. He has found life at New College to be very differ e nt tha n a t t h e U n ivers it y o f V ir ginia. "Student s h av e a J ot more personal contact with professors here at New College," he said, "At the University of Virginia, there are more EngJish than uates here at New d through the Internet, and students can only request to be added into classes through the University's phone system. "I had 60 students arrive at my undergraduate students' seminar this year, Professo r Paul O ut ka is teaching A m erican Literature this year. which is about 10% of all New College undergraduates," Outka said. C-Store Theft Down from Last Year A formerly significant problem was addressed by new security measures, staff changes. by Mario Rodriguez To discuss the shady topic of C-store theft, SecondYear and former Mar riott employee Billy Armshaw wore sunglasses to the interview. He wivelled his head left and right, hunched over a soda at the stone table out side the cafeteria. Two students exploded into song, startling him momentarily. [Stealing] 's not a big problem at all," be explained. Why would a boy steal tampax? Why would a boy steal at all? Marriott General Manager Jerry Dixon concurred. ''I'm a real pencil pusher," he said, "so I have no knowledge of [C-storc theft]. All I know is from con versations with staff ... It's not significant enough to how up in my percentages." But according to Armshaw, who was recently fired from his job as a cashier for taking a cigarette break, things haven't always been so hunky dorey. The C-store, be said, lost $7,000 last year to student theft. "As a pencil pusher," continued Dixon, "the little numerical calculation traps that I have out there to monitor this stuff just aren't going off. Last year at this time a fire alarm was going off." The C-store, said Dixon, includes the product cost as a percentage of prices. That is, ideally the C-store should be making a profit of 66.6%, if it weren't for a loss of revenue to miscella neous forces. Dixon explained that the buisne s term for the e losses was, "shrinkage." "If you're pricing at 60%," said Dixon, "and you're uddenly at 68% that's a large margin. Most stores look at shrinkage in under a percent. At 8%, we were losing money to be open at the C-store." That translated into roughly $100 a day. "We work on a zero-shrinkage philosophy," Dixon added. Asked to comment on students' philosophies regarding Marriott pricing Armshaw reflected "I don't know if anybody has a justification [for stealing from Marriott}. he said "except that they give us bad food and that there are only tudents working at night." Students or not, Dixon said no supervisor wants to think hi employees are letting people steal. Last Fall, he made every effort to determine the source of the losses. "Is there anything that's been underpriced? Did you get everything you paid for?" be po ed. "You check the crosses and dots ... [the loss] wa so large we had to look at it as a group and !SEE "CSTORE" ON PAGE 6
2 The Catalyst It's a Bay of Pigs!! RALEIGH, N.C. -With the rivers and the death toU still rising Sunday, North Carolina haUled food shortages and threats of contami nation from floodwaters tainted with sewage and dead livestock. Four people drowned and two were missing in the Edgecombe County town of Pinetops after their boat hit a submerged car and cap sized Saturday, police said. One man in the boat bad already ferried eight people to safety, then went back to rescue his family and neighbors from a flooded housing division. "They were in a boat trying to get out, trying to get to higher ground. The water was up so you couldn't see the houses. It was up over the roofs," Police Dispatcher Wanda Joyner said. The drownings brought North Carolina's death toll from Hurricane Floyd to 20 con firmed dead and three presumed to have drowned. Most of the victims were trying to drive in flooded areas. Cable-television news network CNN put the storm-related death toll at 45 nationwide. North Carolina emergency officials said 172,000 people were still without power Sun day and 5,600 were in Red Cross shelters with no prospect of going home until after the rising rivers subside later in the week. "Helicopters dropped food and supplies to stranded residents, including 50,000 MREs, the U.S. military Meals Ready to Eat," state emergency spokeswoman Sara Kempin said. .. Agency contracted to bring in 300,000 gallons of water and 300,000 gallons of ice daily for the next five days. Water and sewer systems in the eastern part of the state were swamped and many of those with running water were urged to boil it before drinking it. In the Edgecombe County town of Tarboro, the sewage treatment plant was sub merged and emergency officials scrambled to to bring in portable toilets. Livestock corpses floated in the murky water, intensifying the fear of contamination. State agricultural officials who flew over the area Saturday estimated one million chickens and turkeys and 100,000 swine had died. "This potentially is the worst agricultural damage that eastern North Carolina bas ever faced," state agriculture spokesman Jim Knight News said State officials expected damage to crops and livestock would surpass the $344 million loss figure from Hurricane Fran in 1996. The hurricane destroyed more than 600 homes in North Carolina, and at least 3,000 to 4,000 homes in 10 'States were damaged by the storm. After pounding North Carolina, Hurri cane Floyd moved up the coast, raining floods and havoc on Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jer sey, New York and Delaware. Timor Force Leader Readies Troops DIU, IndonesiaThe commander of the multinational peacekeeping force promised East Timor's terrorized population Sunday a new life "free of threat," with his troops set to enter the province early Monday. As thousands of troops sailed toward Dili, Australian Maj. Gen. Peter Cosgrove toured streets devastated by rampaging militias, pass ing charred houses and buildings reduced to smoking ashes. "This is not a time for idle threats or words," he said after meeting the Indonesian military commander of the territory. "This is a time for the force to arrive, and to get about its tasks of helping to create a secure environment. We will be here to ensure that all East Timorese are able to go about their business free of threat." The announcement two weeks ago that 78.5 percent of East Timor's voters approved a break with Indonesia led to a murderous rampage by pro-Indonesia militias that drove more than 300 000 people from their homes, and cost at least several hundred lives. The foreign intervention is a major humilia tion for Indonesia, whose army had fought for nearly 25 years to put down separatist rebels. It also bodes ill for the nation's future, as sepa ratists elsewhere in the ethnically diverse archipelago take heart from the success of the East Timorese. President B.J. Habibie's decision to invite the peacekeepers a week ago has led to a national ist backlash in Indonesia, and has sent angry protesters into the streets. The first combat troops in the 7,500-member force were due to arrive at 6:30 a.m. local time Monday (6:30 p.m. EDT Sunday) aboard a C130 Hercules transportplane, beginning a mission that Australian Prime Minister John said was fraught with menace. September 24, 1999 By Monday afternoon, 2,500 Australian soldiers, helicopters and armored personnel carriers would be on the ground in Dili, said Maj. Gen. Kiki Syahnakri, commander of the Indonesian forces in East Timor. Nine warships, from Australia, Britain and New Zealand, were sailing toward East Timor. About 250 Gurkhas, Nepalese fighters who serve in the British army and carry their trade mark 13-inch kukri knives, also were to be among the first international troops. Cosgrove said the force would have 3,200 troops in East Timor within a week. The mission will probably last several months before making way for a follow-up U.N. peacekeeping force, he said. Less than an hour after Cosgrove returned to Darwin, gunfire erupted around the Dili airport, and a column of black smoke rose in the dis tance from a burning building. Militia leaders have threatened to attack the peacekeepers. "Foreign soldiers should stay out of Timor. They have no right to occupy my homeland," said Filomena da Silva, a Timorese-bom In donesian government worker. Businesses Lose During Floyd (MIAMI) Hurricane Floyd may have spared most of Florida, but it's still going to cost the state Mil lions of dollars. Floyd closed most businesses in Miami for a day. That brief shutdown is esti mated to have cost the South Florida economy about 275-Million dollars. One South Beach restaurant owner estimated a loss of 30-thou sand dollars for one day. Prostitute's Friends Search For Man (ORLANDO) -Some friends of an Orlando prostitute are trying to find the man who nearly killed her last week. All 20 of them, also prosti tutes, are looking for Victoria Fernandez's last customer, a young man with spiked, blonde tinted black hair. The "john" pushed Fernandez out of a pick-up truck. She hit the pavement of I-4 at about 50 to 60 miles per hour. The right rear tire crushed her chest and abdomen while both of her lungs collapsed and her pelvis was shattered. She is alive and remains in intensive care. Don't mess with prostitutes. Information compiled from Yahoo! Full Cover age in association with Reuters, and the Associated Press. The Catalyst is available on the World Wide Web at http://www.sar.usfedu/-catalyst/ Ciifillysf General Editor Shanon Ingles Managing Editor Ben Ruby Online Editors Nikki Kostyun and David Saunders Layout Editor Michael Jones Photography Heather Whitmore The Catalyst is an academic tutorial spon sored by Professor Maria Vesperi. It is developed in the New College Publications Of fice using Adobe Pbotoshop and Quark Xpress for PowerMacintosh and printed at the Braden ton Herald with money provided by the New College Student Alliance. Contributions may range in length from 250 to 500 words Letters to the Editor should be no more than 250 words. Submissions should be labeled as either letters to the Editor or contributions and include names and contact information. 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3 The Catalyst News September 24, 1999 Inconcievables unveil plan to entertain the campus Improv, the bastard spawn of straight theater, arrives at New College. by Nikki Kostyun "Naked time is just so much better on stage," commented Nadia Stegeman, artistic director of New College's new improvisation troupe The Inconceivables. As a econd year, Stegeman hopes the troupe's performances can help fill the void on a campus that, she claimed, has no entertainment.". Every Monday, this band of improvisers meets in the Hamilton Cen ter Teaching Auditorium (HCL TA), from 5-8 pm, and practices the art of spontaneity. "It's fun, you don't have to be a fantastic improviser to do it," remarked Stegeman about Playback Theater, one of the troupe's per formance games. This popular theater exercise begins when an audience Oi) member describe a story from his or her life on tage. The volunteer, = "cast that story out to the players, and the players reenact it," explained :f2 Stegeman Another improvisation game the Inconceivable will be performing is = Duected Improvisation, or "Micetro." In thi exercise, randomly chosen play_ers take the stage while the director dictates the setup for the scene Dunng the scene, the director with his or her back to the audience con tinues to instruct the players. According to Stegman an example of ..= Micetro is a scene about pope school which i what you have to go through to be a pope." Guests are welcome to participate in Micetro as = directors, performers, or even by submitting their own sketches or mono logues. riJ. Stegeman is not inexperienced. "I have really long toes, that helps :..,.. with improv," she explained Her improvisation training has ranged from SAK, an Orlando based theater sports company, to Second City, home of SCTV, in Canada. spent her first ISP in a three-month stay at Second Z City last winter, under the direction of SCTV veteran Joe Flagherty. In addition, Stegeman attended an International Improvisation School in Calgary this past summer. She described her teacher, Keith Johnston, as "the big improv daddy, a genius and totally down to earth guy." How ever bein tau ht b her definite "did not come without a price. 1\vo classes shows. Currently, eight of the eleven troupe members are receiving tutorial credit from various sponsors, and the group is looking for improv musi cians and technical staff member Mter receiving $150 from the SAC, the troupe is still asking for donation to be used for jerseys and props. The Inconceivable however understaffed or underfunded, are giving free Friday in the HCL TA from 8:30pm to 1 i The Inconvievables prepare for their first performance. They do plan on charging for one event though: their participation in "Don't Hate Us Because We Are Funny," a national improvisation affair that lasts four days. As part of this event, troupes from all over the US perform for a fee, and then donate the money for the prevention of hate crimes. Stegeman hopes that "since we are such an activist college, [the troupe] might gain some good light in the eyes of the activists who would otherwise be offended the because it would be for a Second City excluding room and board, cost $1500. "That's where all The troupe we.loomes anyone interested -my money goes, why do you think I dress like this?" the group allows a maximum of five people who are not in the tutorial to The Inconce i vab l e s are not the first New College s tudents to bring imperform at one time Stegeman stressed that those interested in perfonn provisation to the campus. During the 96-97 academic year, stu d ents in g o n a F rid ay ni g h t s hou l d co m e to the Monday practice beforehand "so formed an Improvisation tutorial under the sponsorship of John Moore. that you don't look like an a ss." "A lot of emphasis was on creating a good group spirit, so that we were less "It's more of a way of thinking. In life we are taug h t to say no t o e v e ry thing concerned with good acting skills than with being an interesting group of like a protective hell, and in improv you have to just learn to say y e s," ex people to watch on stage," comments fourth year Hillary Hall, who was a plained Stegeman, "and its all I can do, my fishing tutorial fell through." member of the tutorial. In addition, a performance art tutorial, during the fall of 1997, incorporated Playback Theater into their Pa u l Outka di sc u s ses his first mpressions of New College !FROM ON PAGE 1 I As a visiting professor whose stay will be limited to this year's duration, Outka does not sign student contracts himself, but he was quick to express "I commend New College commitment to scholarship among professors, and to visiting professors it is even more tmpresstve. -Professor Paul Outka hi admiration for New College's academic system. "To be able to make your own schedule seem like a fabulous opportunity," Outka aid. "The tudents here are terrific. They can get past grade re ponsibility, and authority to have a per onal love of the literature themselves-that seems easier at New College, because the authority role is different. Students here do thing not just because they have to, but because they want to." Outka said that the other professor "have been amazingly helpful with me. My colleagues have been terrific ... and they've really made me feel that I'm one of the faculty here." He de cribed the campus admini tration as being very generous towards him, "They've been very clear about supporting my own re earch and writing-that hasn't been common in every school. I com mend New College commitment to scholar hip among profe sors, and to vi iting profe sors it is even more impre sive." New College, Outka feels, should make efforts to expand in the f uture, even if not to the size of a large univer ity, "I think that New College hould grow, just a little bit," he explained, "Obviously the faculty wou l d have to grow, too. I think that you could have more growth without losing the inti macy of the faculty system and the diver ity on campus." As for hi own future, and where he will go after hi year at New College ends, Outka aid that the job market will tell: "I'll be applying everywhere in my field and hoping for a good job in a good location, like the one that I have now ... but more permanent."
4 The Catalyst News September 24, 199,2. Hurricanes Galore! Like CNN and the Weather Channel: constant updates USF closes New College for Floyd and Harvey Twice in two weeks students enjoyed a sunny day off. A list of other hurricanes that have torn across Florida in By Michael Sanderson As Hurricane Floyd churned in the Atlantic last Tuesday, and Tropicial Storm Harvey loomed in the gulf on Monday, USF President Betty Castor centrally closed New College and all campuses and facilities connected to USF. Classes were canceled, offices locked, key checkout suspended, and all other functions classified a non-essential cea ed. Police services continued normally, as did the Marriott, which possesses a written plan for operating under the disruption of adverse weather conditions. At 3:20 on the afternoon of September 14, an e-mail message was sent to the "USFNEWS" listserv and directly to several dozen administrators and building supervisors relating the announcement that "in anticipation" of severe conditions, all campuses and facilities would close as of 5 p.m. and remain closed Wednesday, to resume normal op erations on Thursday morning. Any personal not considered essential were placed on paid administrative leave for the duration. The descion covered everything in the USF system, and made no provision for New Collegefs location directly on the water. The same procedure was taken on Monday as Harvey loomed over Sarasota bay, and Betty Castor deemed it a treat to not just Sarasota but also campuses in Tampa and Lakeland, the latter located 60 miles away, 20 miles inland. Considered es entia!, police services remained in full effect, with police arresting one underage student with al cohol during the campus wide parting for Floyd. Parking services, however, was not kept open, meaning no ticket could be issued. As part of the general closing of campus, key checkout was suspended for all facilities; the MacLab was the exeption, being avaible during Floyd, but it too was dark during the shutdown for Harvey. The library closed immeditally at the time of the official shutdowns and did not re-open until the morning of the campuses re-opening. The Four Winds cafe, closed in advance the Sunday through Tuesday before Floyd due to the water contamination, remained closed Wednesday, and resumed normal hours Thursday. Marriott food services, however, remained in operation and made no plans to shut down. Manager Jerry Dixon stated that food services would shut down "only if the campus was evacuated," at which point there would be no pur in staying open. Furthermore, while Hurricane Floyd veered off its course before the threat was less then 24 hours away, a generic exists, .that would activate 24 hours before a storm could be expected to hit. It would involve request mg non-pensbabJe 1tems from the food distributor, as well as stockpiling water, drinkable and not, for cooking and cleaning after a storm. The cafe could, if nothing else offer peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in an aftermath situ ation in which there is no power or water. Dixon said of the plan, which bas never been put into effect and is not specific to New College, "It could be a little more firm." while functions closed in anticipation of bad weather, residential functions prepared to contmue. Students. enJoyed the day off. The weather was sunny and cool with a strong breeze. "The weather was gorgeous. The vtew of the bay from College Hall was spirtually cleansing ... The 'storm' gave me an oppertunity to catch up on my sleep." firstyear Oscar Lopez. Sudakoff Center Sudakoff, our hurricane hideaway, opens up by Heather Whitmore Come hell or high waters, New College's Sudakoff auditorium is one of the places on the West Coast to huddle during a hurricane. At ap proxtmate.ly 25 feet .above sea level and constructed of pure concrete, Sudakoff ts .an officml shelter for both Sarasota and Manatee County. AJ fo"loyd never a.larmcd Red Cross officials enough to open the bulldmg s doors to the pubhc on Wednesday. New College campus se curity wa on full alert. According to campus police officer Hugh Roarty, Sudakoff i. capable of housing upwards of 500 people. "The Red Cross usually pro VIdes c )[fee, donuts, and some type of sleeping utensils. I've seen them play little .game in there to keep the peopJe occupied." explains Roarty. When active as a shelter, Sudakoff calls Red Cross volunteers and NC stu dents to garrisoned its doors and check in evacuees. recent years: Arlene Bret Cindy Dennis Emily Floyd Gert Harvey Irene Jose Katrina Lenny Maria Nate OQhelia Phillipe Rita Stan Tammy Vince Wilma Andrew Activated numerous times in the past, Sadakoff was last opened to one year ago this week for the phantom hurricane Hugo. Roarty remmded students to help out the Red Cross by volunteering the time in emergency situations. "Sometimes they need the help of a few good men." Campus officials will keep their ears perked up to any future torms for the duration of the hurricane season. A New College student rela.xs the day away as Hurricane Floyd veered to the north.
5 The Catalyst Entertainment September 24, 1999 Can anyone read Aramaic? Stigmata delivers beautiful cinematography and fascinating subject matter by Kathryn Dow Stigmata is not a perfect movie, but when I think about it in retrospect, I repeatedly forget that. Even after a full night of sleep, when I think back on the movie, I get so caught up in the beauty of it that I have trouble being objective. Which, objectively speaking, attests to the movie being ex tremely well done. Billed as a horror movie, Stigmata is more a drama, focused on the slow uncovering of corruption in the Vatican. The movie begins with Father Andrew Kiernan (Gabriel Byrne), our heroic and oh-so-goodlooking priest and scientist, going to examine a re ligious phenomenon after the death of a certain priest in Brazil. The Virgin Mary statue in the cathedral is weeping tears of blood. Never mind that he brings pictures back to the Vatican, his superior, Cardinal Houseman, informs him that he was sent on a different assign ment, and furthermore denies the existence of the cathedral or the priest in question. Meanwhile, Frankie (Patricia Arquette), a twentythree year -old hair dresser, is struck with stigmatic wounds and strange visions, and as one might expect, Kiernan ends up assigned to her case next. At this point in the movie, some plot devices become quite predictable and expected, but nonetheless, the viewer can't help but get caught up in it all. Between his discovery in Brazil and the way the Church treats Frankie, Kiernan begins to realize that his Church and his faith don't necessarily coincide. The most fantastic part of the whole movie, though, is definitely the cin ematography and direction. With very few excep t ions, every shot the camera makes in the filming of Stigmata is compositionally beautiful. The colours dynamic, the lights bright, the shadows compelling, the whole movie is at o n ce larger than life and grippingly Jife-like. At the same time, it is overwhelmingly evident that director Rupert Wainwright got his start in music video, with flashy camera cuts and almost constant musical ac companiment. The plot twist at the end involves a great deal of poetic license, but is based on the discovery of the gospel of St. Thomas. The movie demonizes the Catholic Church as an organisation severely, but nonetheless, it does exactly what a movie is supposed to do: keep the viewer so entranced that their eyes don't move from the creen for two hours. I would highly rec ommend this movie to anyone who has an analytical interest in religious themes and ritual or anyone who has an interest in a visually interesting movie. Patricia Arquette, possessed by an evil (you can't expect us to give that away, now can you). R estaurant provides excellent ambience and expensive food by Michae l Jones So it's Saturday night and having exhausted all of the other options on campus you've got a hot date with that spunky new first year. Alas, the ques tion arises, where to go? The "Incest is Best" Wall doesn't start for another 6 hours, and you want some quality "us" time off campus. Why not bead on down to Wild Eats for some impre sive looking vegetarian cuisine in a fab ulously ambient atmosphere? A passerby contemplates the exterior of Wild eats. Truthfully, Wild Eats is the perfect establishment for that first, second, or even 30th date. The lighting, the fancy looking food, the elegance all com bine to create a very memorable experience. However, when you're looking a good place t o go with friends serving great food at great prices, eat else w h e r e The you n g lad or l a ss m ay be very w e ll i mpres s ed w ith such menu selec tions as tofu Wellington, vegetaria n gri lled p ort obell a m ushroom steak and chipotle glazed grilled salmon, but your wallet will be p e t rified at best. Price s range from $8.45 at the low end of the scale, to $13 .95 for the m o r e e xt r a v agant selections. Once added with a single shared appetizer an d dessert, a d i n ner for t wo runs upwards of $40.00, which is by no means within the realm of most col lege students' budgets. Even crafty Novo Collegians who hope to cut costs by sharing food are hit with a $2.00 plate splitting charge, thanks to the won ders of capitalism. Ingredients are top notch, and the food is impressively decorated to say the least, yet taste can leave something to be desired. The tofu wellington, al though on both the menu and the plate appeared to be an incredibly tempting option, left something to be desired when it reached the reporters mouth. Overall, it was an impressively bland Entree. The appetizers run along much the same venue of disappointment. Mari nated tofu :,kewers, turned out to be a skewer, hardly a good choice for sharing, and hardly worth $5.95. The dessert, however, was incredibly im pressive. Devils food pudding torte is definitely as sinful as it sounds, and very much worth a few years in purgatory. Even the price isn't too outra geous, $4. 75, and it's more than rich enough for two people to split. Overall, Wild Eats, located at 41 and Bee Ridge in the Paradise Plaza, proves an impressively disappointing treat for anyone in the mood for fabu lous ambience. an incredible menu, and mediocre food. Jt's hours are: Lunch llam3:30pm Monday through Friday; Brunch Sam3:30pm Saturday and Sunday; and Dinner 5pm 9:30pm Monday through Saturday.
6 The Catal st News --------------sac marathon 9.12.99 attendance: Shannon Dunn, Christy McCullough, Molly Robinson, Andrew Jay, Jen (proxy for Alisdair Lee), Danielle Babski (chair), Cathy Heath ( ecratary). Organization: The Woodsy Club Erik Rimm Requesting: $148.28 to build a tracking box Allocated: $148.28 Organization: The New College Silver Smithing Guild Corey Yuska Requesting: $11,500 to start a guilding club Allocated: $0. Organization: Kaleidoscope Arabena Nketsiah, Jenny Kim Reque ting: $400 for the publishing of Kaleidoscope Allocated: $400 Organization: Student Life Committee Alena Scandura, Jake Thomas, Phil Poekert Reque. ting: $5,000. To be put in re erve account for peaker Allocated: $5,000 Speaker Fund reserve Organization: Puppet Parade Cody Hughe Reque ling: $500 for a puppet show and BBQ Allocated: $500 Organization: Best Buddies Jake Burns Requesting: $300 Allocated $300 Organization: Halloween Splash-fest Britt Dunn Requesting $1,181 to take 65 to Adventure Island in Tampa and a scary campout i Court. Allocated: $0 Come back for the Blair Witch stuff. Organization: Electronic Music I a a LJJiiU:S
7 The Catalyst News Editorial: What can be done about computers that hate us The new lab would be thirty stories high, built on top of what is currently Hamilton center. Ham center would be converted into a lobby for this Mecca of technological genius. The top floor would It's been an interesting few days here at Catalyst headquarters. First, hurricane Harvey, or tropical storm Harvey, which ever it ended up being, kept us from putting the paper together on time. We were un able to enter the MacLab. Tampa, because of their wise and benevolent care for our well being, wouldn't allow inside any of house the observation level, where philos' rl
8 Remember, the Inconcievables per form every Friday at 8:30pm in the Teaching Auditorium. There is a P.RJN.CE. Physics club orginazational meeting at 9:15 pro Friday September 24 in the patato restaurant. Show up and fmd out what that acronym stands for. Nikki, so you're 19 now. Do you think you're special? Do wanna a cookie or something? Brodie: Cookie stand's are not part of the food court. T.S.: Sure it is. The Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance meets every Monday at 8 pm in the fishbowl. All genders are welcome. Brodie: The food court is down stairs the cookie stand is upstairs it's not like we're talking quantum physics here! Come play football every Friday at 5 pm on the athletic field. T.S.: The cookie stand is an eatery, an eatery is part of the food court. Brodie : Eateries that operate w i thin t he designated square dow ns t airs qualify as food court, anything op erating outside the said designated square is considered an autonomous unit for mid-mall snacking. Amnesty International meets at 8 pro every Wendsday. Come save the worJd. Brodie: Listen, not a year goes by, not a year, that I don't hear about some escalator accident involving some kid which could have easily been avoided had some par ent--) don't care which one--but some parent conditioned him to fear and respect that escalator! Hey, David! Happy Belated Birth day! Did you get spanked? The Origami club meets every Thursday at 5:30 pm, at the Parkv iew Wellness Center. Lessons are free, beginners welcome. Will anyone buy me some orange tic-tacs? Please? Announcements Years Christy McCullough: Shannon Dunn Years Box 168 Box 672 Box 440 Box 137 Cathy Heath (secretary): Box 481 Molly Robinson: Box 222 Years Danielle Babski (chair): Box 150 en Shaw (proxy): Box 566 9.13.99 Staff member reported unathourized access to computer. 9.13.99 Wittness reported operator of a vehicle in parking lot #5 backing into an unnoccupied truck. The subject observed the damage and departed to the library without leaving notice on vehicle. The sutiject was located, status is pending. 9.15.99 One New College student, male, was found in possesion of an alchoholic beverage under the age of 21. The student was arrestedt the case was refferea to Student Affairs. Referendum: Shall the New College Stu dent Alliance become a mem ber of the United States Stu dent Association? Further is the NCSA authorized to pay annual membership dues not to exceed $1000? 132 Yes 9 No 36 Abstain Constitutional Amendments: Amendment One: Passed 1 56 Yes 5 No 16 Abstain Amendment Two: Passed 154 Yes 4 No 19 Abstain Amendment Three: Passed 147 Yes 6 No 24 Abstain Amendment Four: Failed 115 Yes 35 No 27 Abstain Amendment Five: Passed 139 Yes 2 No 36 Abstain Amendment S i x : Passed Amendment Seven: Passed 147 Yes 5 No 25 Abstain Amendment Eight: Passed 144 Yes 10 No 22 Abstain Amendment Nine: Passed 142 Yes 15 No 20 Abstain Amendment Ten: Passed 141 Yes 3 No 32 Abstain Amendment Eleven: Passed 136 Yes 1 No 40 Abstain Amendment Twelve: Passed 127 Yes 5 No 45 Abstain Amendment Thirteen: Passed 133 Yes 8 No 36 Abstain For more information go to: www. sar. usf.edu/ -ncsa sac minutes 9.16.99 In attendance: Danielle Babski (chair), Jen Shaw (proxy Alisdair Lee), Cathy Heath, Molly Robinson, Lndsey Luxa, Christy McCullough, Shan non Dunn 1. Organization: Forum on Cuba Bindiya Matthew Requesting: $800 Allocated: $550 2. Organization: Amnesty International Leslie Jones, Jasmine Hoover Requesting: $50 more to copy budget Allocated: $50 3. Organization: New College Society for the Advancement and Apprecia tion of Television Ryan Price Requesting: ??? Allocated: Tabled. Housing is not buying a TV for Campus. Student Affairs will buy a $300 dollar cart that locks the TVin. 4. Organization: Tibetan Buddhist Nuns John Newman Reque ting: $3,000 to bring in Buddhist Nuns Allocated: $3,000 from the speaker fund 5. Organization: SAC Requesting: $18 for marathon Allocated: $18 6. Organization: Phone for Radio Room and Gender Studies Community Center Requesting: $28 each for twelve months Allocated: $28 for twelve months at Total: $4,290