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I .. STUDE T NEWSPAPER W COLLEGE OF FLORIDA ATALYST VOLUME XVI ISSUE 8 APRIL 9, 2003 aste Ianning rocess deserves stude t inte est Whitney Krahn NEWS ANALYSIS I went to the New College Master Plan meeting April 4 with the usual task in a reporter's mind: to write an article about the events of the discussion and the current state of the Master Plan. Upon returning to my desk after the meeting ended I spread out my notes and c o n templated my lead paragraph "What is the most important aspect of this event?" I asked myself. And then it hit e. The most important aspect of the event wasn't the debate over a sidewalk along Bayshore Road or future dormitories. In e meeting hailed on the listserv as a "meeting aimed at gathering information [from faculty s taff and studen ts ] to hel p ormulate the NCF Master Plan the by Sarah Zell discussion was alarmingly free of the student comp(>nent. When such a student relevant issue like the Master Plan is up for discussion, students should be in attendance. This was not tbe case last Friday. To say the meeting was completely free of smdents is not true. I am a student, and I was there, after all. So was second year and The Catal_vst photo editor Nathaniel Burbank. But we were both there in an official capacity. Thesis-student and Space Committee Representative June Gwalthney was also in attendance, but her job is to be at meetings like these. With a St\ldent body in excess of 650, only three student<> were the slightest bit interested in the Ma<>ter Plan that afternoon, and that is sometbing of a problem. The Master Plan, updated every five years, is a blueprint for many facets of the college through upcoming years Perhaps co ntinued on j,age 1 0 f h 10 When it wa his turn to speak, R.K. Mattern pulled a gopher tortoise shell out of his backpack sitting on the floor. The archeologist/antiquarian bookseller's tangible reminder that lives are at stake in USF Sarasota/Manatee's proposal to develop the Crosley Estate indicated how the land could become the same hollow home the shell once was. potential student overcrowding environmental hurdles including the issue of gopher tortoises, historic value, traffic problems, and the possibility for greater growth east of 1_.75. Other issues have been addressed throughout the hearing process, which began with the first hearing on Jan. 13. At the April 2 hearing, Roger Lombardo of the Lombardo, Skipper & Foley engineering and planning firm discussed the possibility of minimizing the required stonn water detention area from the current proposal of 10 percent of the site. The alternate plan is "to gain an easement to the south and go direct1y into the bay with tbe storm water discharge.' While this will ease restrictions on the storm water detention area. it wlll allow runoff to enter the bay, adversely affecting sea grass beds just off the coast of USF continues to gather information. The Powel Crosley Estate is located just north of Ramada Inn on US 41. USF is planning to on the state-owned eastern plot of 28-acres, with the remaining acreage (including the Crosley mansion) owned and managed by Manatee County. The 45-acre site is historically and ecologically valuable. Community issues concerning construction on the site include the proximity to a small neighborhood, lias, poor Kmart gets ne v 1ces Nathaniel13urbank/Ca!a/ys/ "The sign" heralding USF's development of the Crosley property has faced US 41 for months. Senior Scientist/Senior Project Manager Gary Comp of Environmental Affairs Consultants said that USF Sarasota/Manatee' frrst step was to assess ''what cort#Qued on p$" 9 CATALYST this week Kmart, one of the original five-anddime stores, is nickel-and-diming its way straight through bankruptcy. Now 284 stores are closing, includ-April 15 isn't just for taxes anymore. Now, you get to sell your soul to New College, too. In honor of eternal subjugation, read these tips for All the first-years have to fulfill "lib eral arts requirements" to graduate. If you're a first-year, and you have no idea what we're talking about, you should turn immediately to page 9. ing one locally. Story page 3 room draw. Story page 4

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The Catalyst CONTENTS Entertainment page 5 -Mike's Movie Pick page 6 -Movie Times page 6 -Half-Life page ro Today: Thunderstorms, 76/61 Thursday: Scattered storms, 72/53 Friday: Partly Cloudy, 73/55 Saturday: Partly Cloudy, 76/58 Sunday: Mostly Sunny, 78/6o Monday: Mostly Sunny, 79/61 Tuesday: Mostly Sunny, 79/63 ALL ASSIGNMENTS Friday: Pinray Huang "Unknown" Saturday: Tina Abate "Fetish Ball" the CATALYST Copyright 2003. TN Cot rucrved. GENERAL EDJTOR Michael Gimignani MANAGING EDITOR Sarah Zell DESIGN EDITOR Caitlin Young a.v-. PHOTO EDITOR Nathaniel BurfJank ONUNE EDII'OR Sydney Nash SENIOR STAFF WRITERS Abby Weingarten Michael Sanderson STAFF WRITERS Christopher Defillippi Maria Lopez Katelyn Weissinger JoshOIT Sarah Stamper Erin Marie Blasco The Catalyst is an academic tutorial sponsored by Professor Maria Vesperi. It is developed in the ew College Publication Office using Adobe Photoshop and Quark X press for Power.\1:acintosh and printed at the Bradenton Herald with money provided by the Tew College Student Alliance. Direct submissions and inquiries to: The Catalyst 5700 N. Tamiami TI. Box #75 Sarasota, FL 34243 catalyst@ncf.edu (941) 359-4266 The Catalyst reserves the right to edit submissions for space, grammar or style.No anonymous submissions will be accepted. See contribution guideline for funher information. All submissions must be received by 5:00 p.m. Saturday in order to appear in the following week's issue. Information about upcoming events is welcome throughout the week. Visit The Catalyst online at : http://studentweb.ncf.edu/Catalyst --------... ON CAMPUS April 9, 2003 by Sarah Stamper From the NCSA with love The New College Student Alliance is encouraging all students to help with care packages being sent to New College students stationed overseas. NCSA President Maxeme Tuchman said, "Students do not have to support the war to support our two students that are over there." Tuchman is in contact with the armed forces, who will detennine what items can be sent to third-years Aidan Delgado and Anne Marie Newman. Tuchman said, "After we are able to figure out what we can and can't send we will try to send out an e-mail with a list of the acceptable items." The NCSA emphasized the importance of this undertaking and urges all Novo CoJlegians, even those who don't know Delgado or Newman to at least write a letter of support. The NCSA does caution that the letters will be revised by the cabinet. ''Don't waste your time writing something nasty because we will not send it," Tuchman said. She also encourages students who know Aidan or Anne Marie to bring in and donate an item that they would like. Details like these will make the care packages seem more personal, she said. I"'" __ _. anotiMI' CIUIUUC florida election After the conclusion of last fall's elections, some students were quite concerned about election procedures. At the request of NCSA President Maxeme Tuchman, Foundation Representative Lawrence Bowdish undertook the daunting task of revising the election codes. Grammatical errors was a basic problem with the old codes. Bowdish assured The Catalyst that most of the problems were fixed, but said, "I am a history major, so who knows." Details of new procedures are another change to the election codes. Under Section TIC, Bowdish added limits on advertising. "After last election there were many students concerned with the amount of paper that was used and the use of the student alias [students@ncf.edu}. We are going to nip this problem in the bud," he said. He also restricted the buildings where advertising is allowed to exclude College Hall, Robinson Ha11 and Cook Hall because according to Bowdish, "Those places just do not need politica1 advertisements." The other change made to the election codes regards abstentions. The NCSA has had problems deciding how to treat abstentions when counting the ballots. In the new election codes, Bowdish explicitly states that abstentions "are not included in the majority count." The only purpose the abstentions will have under the new Nathaniel Burbank!Cata(yst The not-quite-Queer Ball: Models, not drag queens sashayed down the catwalk at the 20th annual Pique-nique sur Ia Baie on April 3. The event was a benefit for the New College Library Association. codes is when a total number of ballots is necessary. The NCSA also considered two other additions to the election codes, but they were not passed. Having a system of preferential voting was one proposed but Bowdi h aid that .. would take hours and hour s to count ihe ballots." This method of voting was considered because it would significantly lessen the chance s of needing a runoff. The second concern not addressed in the new election codes concerns ab entee ballots. Bowdish was in favor of the idea but aid there would be no way to police the votes from off-campus. 'There is no way to do absentee voting right now," he said. The final revised codes will be up for approval at the next town meeting, which will take place Wed. April 9. Help save New College The New College administration has been actively communicating with the legislators in Tallahassee to gain support for the school's mission. The NCSA has gotten word from Tallahassee that the representatives would like more students to be involved in this process. The lobbying process for this legislative session will continue for several more weeks, which gives all students the chance to travel to Tallahassee on the NCSA expense account. Executive Vice-President Corey Callahan said, "After we get enough student interest we will try to set up a meeting with the lobbyists who wi11 coach students through the process and let them know what to expect." She added, "With so many cuts being made in the budget this year it is imperative that New College make its needs known at the state level." President Maxeme Tuchman said, ''Making sure that our education is taken care of is something in which everyone should be involved." She also said the representatives are asking for student opinions. "We should tell them what we want. The are here to listen," she said. New College students are asked to go to Tallahassee for one or two days between Tuesday and Thursday. The only official trip planned is Tuesday April 15 with NCSA Vice President of Student Affairs and The Catalyst Managing Editor Sarah Zell. If students can't find the time to make the trip, the NCSA reminded there is plenty to be done around campus. Callahan said, "Writing letters and making phone calls are also very important and something that we need more student help with. This is a crucia1 budget time for New College and the legislators need to ee support from the New College student body." C-Store hours now extended Sodexho's C-Store, located on the north side of Hamilton Center, is now open straight through mealtimes on weekdays. The new hours come as good news to hungry stomachs wanting Fresh Samanthas and Luna Bars in the middle of dinner. According to C-Store Manager Tina Jajo, Sodexho's new district managers changed the hours after listening to concerns from students and staff. "It's for everyone's convenience," Jajo said. "Some people, they just need coffee or something quick, and they don't want to wait on [cafeteria] lines." The C-Store's official hours are 8:15 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Friday night and weekend hours will remain the same.

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The Catalyst NEWS April 9, 2003 Tough times for retailer make for big sa es locally by Maria J..opez Long lines, exhausted associates, and $2 jeans line the aisles in Kmart stores across the nation. Red signs scream of huge discounts of up to 80 percent off the already low prices to incoming customers. On Jan. 22. 2002 Kmart corporations flied for bankruptcy in order to begin reorganization of the company. In a press release, Kmart CEO Charles C. Conaway said, ''We are determined to complete our reorganization as quickly and smoothly as possible, while taking full advantage of this chance to make a fresh start and reposition Kmart for the future." The Kmart in Ruskin, Florida illustrates this transition perfectly. Clothes are scattered throughout the store as women try on floral halter-tops two sizes too small because the $1.50 pricetag is too good to pass up. Bare walls line a majority of the store and even the racks and shelves are for sale. Most of the appliances were sold early on and what remains appears more like a carca s picked down to the bone. The only shoes that remain are brightly colored flip-flops Some clothes Jay abandoned on the floor because they Nalhaniel Burbank/Ca/a{}sf The calm exterior of this Kmart belies the frantic activity as bargain shoppers comb through an entire store marked with "everything must go." 284 stores are due to fall under the ax within weeks. A woman straps on a belt with "HOTTlE" written in rhinestones. One of the rhinestones has fallen out and she argues with the associate that an additional discount should be added to the staggering price of $4.99. The associate, appearing tired and worn, ca1m1y explains with price gun in hand that all ales are "as is" and final. At the Kmart in Ruskin a voice announces over the intercom that additional discounts have been added on men's watches, batteries, and cosmetics. Clothing has been separated into small, medium, large, and extra large making the shopping experience similar to ordering off a McDonald's menu. The checkout lines lines at a.thomo park. Another announcement declares that there is a celebrity somewhere in Kmart who just adores the sunglasses that have been marked down an additional 30 percent. Upon further investigation, no celebrity is discovered-at least not in the sunglass section-though there's a woman in cosmetics who vaguely resembles Roseanne Barr. As customers shuffle through lines like cattle, associates pause after each What wi YOU do this summeril We'll help vou make plansl www.ncf.edu/CareerServices FREE resume/CV writing consultations. Career planning. Job search strategies. Jobs. Mock interviews. Study abroad. Graduate schools. Fellowships. Scholarships. Volunteer programs. Summer activities. Calendar of events. rvtces & on-e IS Palmer Building E, 359-4261 Monday-Friday, 8-5 sale with a faint murmur of "have a nice day." The florescent lights beat down as jaded customers wander out of the store dazed and confused about the exact content of their purchases and how much they actually need them. Many are suffering Josses from this reorganization, primarily Kmart associates and shareholders. Financial restructuring of the corporation became necessary due to a decrease in sales. Stores were evaluated for their sales performance, and those that performed the poorest are scheduled to close by mid-April. On March 8, 2002 Kmart announced in a press release that 284 stores would be shut down. Kmart insists that pension plans, savings plans, and retiree benefits will not be affected by the change. Dedicated cashiers and managers are being relocated to other open Kmart locations. Shortly after Kmart filed for bankruptcy the compan)' reported a net loss of $\ .45 bin ion or r share. 1\vo investort aL and Third Avenue Value Plan Fund, will .inveat $.1) nriltioo in for shares of stock in the reorganized Krnart. Krnart is scheduled to emerge from bankruptcy proceedings on April 30, 2003. The nearest closing Kmart is located at 7385 52nd Place East in Bradenton, near Interstate 75 and State Road 70. Kmarts on Cortez Rd in Bradenton, and all in Sarasota are unaffected. If your words are magic, they sometimes stumble over each other trying to get out cl the door, they are hiding under the bed, If they dontlik:e each other If they make you smile, If they don't know the dance you're trying to teach them you don't know how to cite them, you don't know how to excite them, you love them and leave them, ... If any or all of the above applies Come to the R The Writing Resource Center iS upstairs in the library. 359-4506. Open Mon-Thurs 3-9pm Sun 3-8pm

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The Cata t NEWS 2003 Student honored with Fulbright award to study in Japan Vekasi is one of only 11 Fulbright scholars going to Japan next year. by Katelyn Weissinger Thesis-student Kristin Vekasi is one of two New College students awarded a Fulbright Fellowship this year. The scholarship allows Vekasi, a Political Science major, to spend next year studying labor relations in Japan. Internationally, there are about 1,000 Fulbright Fellowship awarded each year. Among those, Vekasi is one of only by Sarah Stanlper eleven undergraduates in the nation going to Japan next fall. Veka i will receive around $32,000 from the fellowship to cover living expenses, research, and Japanese language clas es. Though Vekasi knows he will be studying labor relations, she has not been notified what city she will be placed in or who she will be working with. 'My specific proposal wa'i to do participant observation, which is where you go and you work with the people you're studying. You might enter a labor union and go to the demonstrations and the meetings with politicians and employers," said Vekasi. She hopes to find out what city she will be placed in before she graduates. Vekasi would like to be able to study a union like the Japanese Postal Union, which is threatened by privatization. Before departing New College, Vekasi will present a thesis on the privatization of Japanese ational Railways, which is related to her upcoming research. Although Vekasi wasn't interested in Japan when she can1e to New College, she quickly immersed herself in Japanese politics "I wanted to study abroad and I didn't want to go to Europe. .. I wanted to be a little more adventurous than that," Vekasi recalled. "The fall of my second year I took this class called "Japanese Politics in Context'' with [Political Science] Professor [Katherine] Pak .... It was a fabulous class and I was very engaged." As a result, Vekasi planned to spend four months of her third year studying in Tokyo. Two months into the trip, Vekasi realized she was more interested in Japanese culture and politics than she previously thought and decided to stay almost an entire year. While in Japan, Vekasi attended Kanda University and earned money teaching English classes and writing international correspondence for a shoe factory. She made several friends, including the Japanese host family she was placed with. She also gained what she calls "functional proficiency" in the Japanese language Vekasi attributes some of her passion for travel to her family. Vekasi's father works for the National Park Service. She was raised in Montana's Glacier National Park in a small town of about 200 people and later The New College Housing staff has made clear that this year's room draw is going to be different. This is the expanded student housing outline of the procedure so all students can prepare them elves, alleviating the mass confusion that typifies room draw season. The only way returning students can guarantee a room on campus next year is to participate in room draw. campus, includin g t h is semes ter (In other wor d s, non tran s fe r fir s t-ye ars w ill h a ve three p o int s). If someo n e cannot find a roommate, Re s idence L ife O ffice Assistant Cherry Whitman said the best thing would be for students who are looking for roommates/suitemates to post a note on the student listserv or on a bulletin board in Ham Center. Step Four Step One Pick up a room draw application from the housing office in Pei 141. If first court is too far away to walk, remember they always have free candy there, which is sure to include Tootsie Rolls and lollipops. Step Two Turn in your application by the deadline. Whitman said, "The big thing to understand is that the deadlines to turn in the applications are cast in stone-5:03pm on the deadline day or later is too late." nsquatter" deadline: Monday, April 7 All other rooms: Tuesday, April 15 StepPive Pay the $100 housing deposit. "Squatter "' money is due Thursday April 10. Everyone else's housing deposit is due Monday April 22. Step Six moved to Maine's Acadia National Park. Both of her parents were Peace Corps members who wo r ked in the Tonga Kingdom. a small nation in the South Pacific. Vekasi's s L ter is studying Zen Buddhism at a monastery in Japan. Vekasi plans to leave for Japan early to visit her friends in Tokyo before beginning her research in mid September. Although she is excited about leaving, she is also nervous. 'North Korea is very close to Japan and very hostile. I'm very worried about that, she said. Vekasi is not worried about her personal safety however. "In some ways, it's all the more important for people to go abroad and spread some sort of message of peace," she said. "I really encourage people to go abroad to non traditional countries. I think it can be one of the most important experiences of your life." Next week: India Harville I F1o aes Confusion is much less likely if one actually reads the packet of information. The packet should contain everything from a housing and food service contract to computer and network access agreements. Remember these are legal documents, and students must sign them. Housing assures they will be enforced next year (note: read the pet policy). Housing says they put infonnation in the room draw packet because students are responsible for understanding it. Show up to room draw at your assigned time. The assigned time for one's potential room will be posted on April 18 in the housing office. Room draw for Dort and Goldstein is on April 22. The room draw for all other dorms on campus is April 24. 0.$ ner S ie.s t p Discount Step Three They only step students care about: choosing roommates. In the selection process remember to compile enough points to be considered. Each student receives one point for each contract completed to date Congratulations! Everyone who made it this far and one point for each semester they have lived on should have a room to return to in the fall. aoomDrawisyouronlychanoetogetaroomoncampus nextyear.Don'tforgett V 91o..-Aoom No-N Open to R..b!C I < 1 ::',I ._',f; 'e;. -, .. ,. .I I J 1 ...... ... / ..

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CATALYST nte volume xvi issue 8/4.09.2003 Visiting speaker Leheny dislikes pictures of himself by Christopher DeFillippi Even among students sup porting the war, since President Bush's March 17 ultimatum to Iraq, there has been a palpable concern regarding its effect upon the United States' interac tion with the global community in general, and the threat of ter rorist reprisal specifically. At a lecture entitled "Almost as Good as a Solution: Terrorism and the Danger of Scapegoat ing in Japan," David Leheny, the University of Wisconsin at Madison Political Science Pro fessor delivering the presenta tion, voiced many of the 25-stu dent crowd s concerns. This is the scariest picture p ossible," Le h e n y sai d a t his April I lecture. He gestured at the yellow i of him. ''I don't think I look thi bad," he continued. "It looks like I have a chrome plate com ing out of my head." New College Political Sci ence Professor KatherineTegt meyer Pak, a friend of Leheny' s since the 1990s when they both did post-doctorate work in Japan, requested he come to New College to give a presen tation about his research. Although most of his re search focused on the counter terrorist policies of Japan, he spent a good deal of time touch ing upon other is ues. Among these were the history of Amer ican counter-terrorist policies, how much the rhetoric and the execution of these policies has changed since Sept. 11, how America' alliance with Japan effects that nation's counter-ter rorist policy and terrorist group behavior in general. 'There are so many things we don't know about terrorists: their recruiting, their finances, their planning, their moving materials around, their mis sions," Leheny began. "All we see are the attacks. And we're suppo ed to see them. It's not really a terrorist attack unless we notice it." Even when the organization of a terrorist group t s di s cerned, however that ha s little implica tion regarding how effectively it will be combated he s aid. There s a tendency for terrorist groups to perpetrate some of their most violent activities when they are being weakened uch as when there s a drop in funding, recruiting, or when circumstances threaten to dele gitimize their cause He cited the bombings perpetrated by a splinter group of the Irish Re publican Army when the bulk of the organization was en gaged in Peace Talks. "Now part of the reason groups carry out attacks like this is because they actually want the g o v ernment to c h a n ge strategies," Le h eny said. "They want the government to over-react, they want to provoke some government ac as that wiJJ remind people in a prospective support community that they should join the group." He emphasized the impor tance of remembering that the United States' perception of ter rorism is not universally shared. When the Aum Shin rikyo cult, also known as 'The Truth Cult," released bags of sarin gas in a crowded Tokyo subway in March of 1995, the public reacted with allegations of incompetence towards the government as opposed to ha tred of terrorists. "At the same time this was going on-the sarin ga at tack the Japanese govern ment had failed to handle the Kobe earthquake where 5000 people died largely because the government didn't get in quick! y enough to rescue peo ple, stop fires, etc.,'' Leheny said. "So when the attack took place in Tokyo, people thought, "Oh my God, this is just one more example of the govern ment not being able to handle crises correctly.' They didn't think of it primarily as a terror ist attack on Japan but more ev idence of the Japanese govern ment being incompetent in olving problems." an en Little Bigtop Flying through the air with the greatest of ease page 12 C ass an ass at Queer Ba I Above: "Ray and his Darling'' perform to White Town's vour Woman" at last Saturday's Queer Ball. Of all the per formers, four winners were selected by audience applause. The winners, below (from left to right): Lil' Kim (Ben Wright), Dev-on" (Devon Barrett, also shown at right, strutting his stuff to "The Man I Love," Ray (Michelle uRay" Conner), and "Darling" (Arianna Bailey), Second-year JD Kelley, as host, didn't compete, but we all know he's adorable.

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The Cat I st by Michael Gimignani Memento, Latin for "remember," m ans a reminder of the used to prod the memory or warn about the future. This makes it an apt and poignant title for writer-director Chri topher olan' Memento (2001), a haunting, remember nothing at all. Thms out that Leonard (Guy Pearce, L.A. Confidential), our man on a mi ion, uffers from a "condition" that, as he explains to the arne people over and over, prevent'i him from creating any A Man Apart (R) 1:00 4:15 7:00 9:35 About Schmidt (R) 4:10 9:55 Ag nt C dy Banks (PG) 12:15 2:45 5:10 7:45 10:10 Basic (R) 12:05 2:30 4:10 4:55 7:20 9:45 10:15 Boat Trip (R) 12:10 4:55 9:40 Bringmg Down the Hou. c (PG-13) 12:10 1:00 2:40 4:15 5:10 7:10 7:40 9:40 10:10 Chicago (PG-13) 12:15 2:45 5:15 7:45 10:15 Drearncatcher (R) 4:30 9:55 Dy" unKtional family (R) 12:25 2:35 4:45 7:05 9:25 Head of tate PG-13) 12:20 2:40 5:00 7:25 9:45 Old School R 12:002:1 7:40 hone Booth (R) 12:05 2:15 4:25 7;45 9: 0 Pigl t Big Mo ie (G) 12.00 2:00 4:00 7 CATALYST new memorie He can remember everything up to the poin his wife was killed, but ince then hi short-term memory ha.<> been non-functional., So e sentially each time he meets omeone, it's as if the pe on i a stranger. Fifteen minute is about his limit for maintaining a clearline of thought. If Leonard eep. orgetting what has suffer from the oppo i te condition W e begin at the end, and work our way back toward the beginning, because the tory i told backvvard. Well, not exactly; _it begins with a brilliant idea, a Polaroid photograph that Spirited Away PG) 12:40 4:15 7:15 10:05 Tears of the Sun (R) 9:00 The Core (PG-13) 12:00 1:05 3:05 6:50 7:15 9:50 The Hours (PG-13) 1:10 7:05 The Hunted (R) 12:10 2:35 4:55 7:20 9:40 The Quiet American (R) 2:30 7:15 View from the Top (PG-13) 12:20 2:35 4:50 7:20 9:35 What a Girl Wants (PG) 12:05 12:45 2:40 4:20 5:10 7:00 7:40 9:30 10:10 Carmi e Royal Palm 20 7 Agent Cody Banks (PG) 1:15 4:00 7:00 9:30 Basic (R) 1:30 2:00 4:00 5:00 7:00 7:30 9:30 10:00 Boat Trip (R) 9:00 ) 1:3S a1 me fade instead of developing, but every individual scene play with timeJUnning forward. and there are orne lateral move and tlashbacks that illuminate, or confuse, the i ue. Essentially, Leonard i adrift in tim(: and experience, and o are we. ln the course of tne film Shelby becomes involved with three p ople who eem to be taking advantage of hi c ndition. There s Burt (Mark Boone Junior Get Carter), the de k clerk at the fleabag motel where helby i taying, who exploits hi tenant's memory problems by renting him two room There's a barmaid named Natalie (Carrie-Anne Mo The Matrix), who in one cene get lapped around by Shelby and then, after going outside and itting in her car for a few minute. return and tells him that the blood and brui e on her face are from a beating from another man. And then there' Teddy (Joe Pantoliano, also from The Matrix), a cop (or is he?) trying to help Sh lby (or i he? beginnin g of t h e film ( really the end) than we do at the end (rts be ginnin g ). Memento addre ses the plight tha t nags almost every moviegoer the e days-namely, that we've seenju t about every story and ituation on screen a Dreamcatcher (R) 1:00 4:15 7:50 Head of State (PG-13) 1:002:00 3:05 4:15 5:15 7:007:30 9:25 9:50 How to Lo e a Guy in 10 Day 1:30 4:15 7:15 9:50 Old School (R) 7:00 9:15 Piglet' Big Movie (G) 1:00 3:00 5:00 7:00 Spirited Away (PG) 1:20 4:10 Tears of the Sun (R) 1:15 4:00 7:00 9:40 The Core (P -13) I :00 4:00 7:00 9:55 The Hunted (R) 2:00 4:45 7:10 9:40 The Jungle Book 2 (G) 1:00 3:00 5:00 The Piani t (R) 1:45 4:45 8:00 View from the Top (PG-13) 7:15 9:30 Cobb Parkway 8 Catch Me If You Can (PG-13) 1:50 5:00 8:00 Dar de il (PG-13) 4:45 9:40 Aprl 9, 2003 thou. and times already-and it actually wor, inventively and playfully to come up with a new way of telling a story. Memento i a thriller for people who are sick of thrillers, a puzzle movie in which the puzzle i actually worth the time and effort to olve. One final note: tay !way from th Memento web ite (www.otnemem com) until after fir:t watching the fJ.lm. In connection with a marketing ploy a special-edition DVD now on the market) the web ite give away far too much backgroun infonnation on the Leonard Shelby character for it own good. Since figuring hi motives are part of what makes the movie o fre h and interesting, it's a good idea to steer clear. Memento is currently available at most major video rental stores SARASOTA'S ALTERNATIVE VIDEO STORE SINCE 1985 NC 2243 BEE RIDGE RD. SARASOTA, FL 34239 Open every day 11 AM-1 OPM (941) 925-2780 Darkne Falls (PG-13) 2:20 4:30 7:20 9:35 Frida (R) 2:007:05 Gang of ew York (R) 2:10 5:30 9:00 Maid in Manhattan (PG-13) 1:55 7:00 Talk to Her (R) 2:05 4:40 7:15 9:45 The Life of David Gale (R) 4:15 9:20 The Lord of the Ring : The Two Tower (PG-13) 2:25 7:30 Two Week 'otice (PG-13) 2:15 4:35 7:10 9:30 Burn Court Cinema a le City of God ( ) 5:15 Shanghai Ghetto 2:15 5:00 7:45 The Piani t (R) 1:30 4:45 8:00 The Way Hom (PG-13) 2:00 8:15

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The Catal st This Week(end) Comedy: J. Scott Homan Yippee for Southern humor. When : April9-13 (check website or call for times prices) $6-12 Where : McCurdy's Comedy Theater (3333 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota) Distance from New College: 1.25 miles More information: 925.FUNY Concert: Duke, King and Count: Jazz Aristocrats Music of Duke Ellington Count Basie and Nat King Cole When: April 10 at 7:30p. m., April11 at 5:30p.m., April12 at 8:00p.m. Where: Holley Hall (709 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota) Distance from New College: 2.9 miles More Information: 953.3434, www.fwcs org Musical: Saturday Night Fever Why isn't music by the BeeGees more affordable? When: April10 -11,8:00 p.m. $45-55 Where the Van Wezel (777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota) Distance from New College: 2.87 miles More information: www.vanwezel.org, 953.3368 Musical: Godspell New College second-year Patrick Young sings a solo i n this musical about Jesus and h i s Apostles having a w ild t ime in the 1970s or somethin like that. Also, cheaper than everything at the Van Wezel. When: free dress rehearsal April10 at 7:00p.m., shows that cost actual money April11-12 at 7:00p.m. Free or $5 Where: First Baptist Church (1670 Main St., Sarasota) Distance from New College: 3.99 miles More information: patrick.young@ncf.edu, call the church at 365.2846 Yard Sale for the Sarasota Folk Club Because New College kids like the funk When: April11 -12, 8:00a.m.-5:00p.m. Free until you buy something CALENDAR Where: 7330 Richardson Rd. Distance from New College: 13 miles More information: 378.3553 Comedy: Carrot Top Carpool to the show with Josh Orr. When: April 12 $33-38 Where: the Van Wezel (777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota) Distance from New College : 2 87 miles More information: www vanwezel.org, 953 3368 Concert: Swinging Utters, Youth Brigade Pistol Grip Punk rock, man. When: Saturday April12, 7:30p.m. $12 Where: State 'fheatre (987 Central Ave., St. Petersburg) Distance from New College: 35.2 miles More information: 727.895 3045 Art: A Study of Women Ringling student Marianne Chapel writes of her work: uMy works document women's journeys to self knowledge and moral development in the context of cultural references and societal behaviors. I am particularly interested in and disturbed by the rising statistics involving substance abuse, eating disorders and self-mutilation among adolescent girls ." When : through April14, 8 : 30 a.m 4 : 30 p.m Monday -Friday Fr Where: Keating Hall, Ringling School of Art & Design Distance from New College: duh! More Information: 941.377.2119 or www.artfocus.cc Lecture: Secret lights io the Sea A Personal Account of Life as a Marine Bioluminescence Junkie Those sparkly creatures that glow in the waves during skinny-dipping season are part of the sexiest biological phenomenon in which fish and marine creatures participate. Yippee for sexy fish! When: Monday April14, 7:00p.m. $5.00 for non-members of Mote Aquarium, free for members Where: Mote Aquarium's Martin-Selby Science Education Center (1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota) Distance from New College: 6.83 miles More info: 388.4441 (ext. 369) or www.mote.org/code/2/2/ or www.biolum.org/ Upcoming Concert: Wesley Willis, Angry Atom, The Mimsies Large, ex-homeless man diagnosed with schizophrenia singing and playing songs like Suck a Donkey s Bootyhole" or "Rock 'n Roll McDonalds" on his keyboard. When: Tuesday April15, 8:20p. m $8-9 Where: Orpheum (1902 Republica de Cuba Ave.) Distance from New College: 33.6 miles 813.248 9500 More info: 813.248.9500 or go to www.monzy.org/wesley/ to learn more about Wesley and compose your own song in the "obese schizophrenic" musical genre Concert: Wally Pleasant Jaded and earnest at the same time singing a song called "Denny's at 4:00AM." complete with folk-y harmonica and acoustic guitar. Wonderful sarcastic folk-makes you really feel that Grand Slam Breakfast. When : Apr il 19 $7 Distance from New College: 10.6 miles More info: www.wallypleasant.com, www.fogartyville.com, www.dennys.com/menu/Breakfast.asp Want to announce an off-campus event in The Catalyst? E-mail erin.blasco@ncf.edu or cata/yst@ncf.edu. Please provide a description, location, date, time, price, and contact info for the event. Thanks.

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The Catalyst NEWS April 9, 2003 Talk on ter oris timely from page 5 He expre -ed concerns about the way the United States government has taken up the rule of war as oppo ed to the rules of law enforcement in dealing with terrorist activitie citing it as, at least a major rhetorical explanation for the war on Iraq. He ended the often humorously toned lecture on a omber note. "I have come to a horrible realiza tion," Leheny began. ''A lot of my left wing friends despi e Bu h so much that they actually want the war in Iraq to go badly becau e they want Bush lo e the next election ... I can't [think like] that. I don't like the Bush administration at all. I feel its belligerent and oppre ive, but I don't want more American oldiers to die, I don't more Iraqis to die. I would actually become phy ically ill if I thought in tho e terms. But increasingly, I'm tarting to have the feeling. and tht is what really bother me, that miles thi goe badly now something worse is go ing to happen next. And that, I fmd, to be a profoundly troubling thought. "The last thing I want would be a war where more Americans are coming home in body bags. especially ince some of them might be some of my stu dent I've taught thou ands of tudent And I certainly don't want the war to cau e more havoc to the people of Iraq. But I'm convinced that if this doe n't go badly now, something may break out on the Korean penin ula. there could be a misunder tanding, and the conse quences there would be truly catas trophic. The Korean peninsula could be an extremely ugly place in the next cou ple of year with terrible con equence for China, America, both Koreas and Japan." "I hope I've been coherent,'' Leheny concluded. Another hearing brings new arguments for and against Crosley development from page 1 natural buffer between the neighborhood _____ .. lint f. i of environm is may on r development.' In the process, the consultants mapped the proposed site according to the varying habitat types present. They found coa<;tal scrub habitat known to contain many of the gopher tortoi e burrows on eight of the 28 acres. Gopher tortoise are a Specie of Special Protection under Florida law and are afforded the arne rights as endangered species, however fines and penalties for hara sing or otherwi -e interfering with an SSP are le than an endangered pecie Gopherus polyphemus are al o classified as a "keynote pedes'' because their burrow are home to a myriad of as ociated organism known as commencal species, many of whom are al o cia sified as being of special concern, threatened, or endangered. "The Univer ity i required to look at li ted pecies and protect li ted species," Comp said. The only pecie currently being given thi consideration i the gopher tortoise. Speaker at the third hearing reiterated all of the po sible objections to development on the e tate, and even included some new ideas. Upland neighborhood resident Claudia Cuomo cited the rna ter plan' commitment to safety, and the Univer ity's conflicting promi e to the Upland -the neighborhood between the current campus and the estate which involve a dense parkmg lot Part of the master plan's emphasis on safety includes clearing underbru. h, directly contradicting the idea of a dense-growth buffer. Strategic Planner Beth rewman as erted that USF Sara ota/Manatee should be relocating to eastern Manatee, which "i reinforced by where we ee other institutions enlarging or developing new ite .''A independent from any of the partie involved in this proces he said USF has the obligation to the community to bmld in a location that will serve as many re idents as pos ible "Its campu should be easily acce ible to the majority of tudents." As a planner he was able to provide tatistic -40,000 new homes to be built in eastern Manatee, and growth in outh Sarasota twice that of the City of Sarasota-to upport her claim that "the current and future students and population of Sarasota and Manatee counties de erve more." Attendance at all three of the meetings has found citizens, community leader profe ors and tudents opposed to development of the Crosley E tate by a trong majority. Supporters of USF's plan have attended, but in smaller numbers, and departed promptly, leaving a crowd of nay ayers behind. The hearings are recorded by a court reporter who e job does not include monitoring the traffic in the Bradenton City Hall where the meetings were held. CLEPTests otherwise known as "keeping your cholarshi or dummi This year's tir t-year Bright Futures recipient<; have a new condition to their scholarship. Students must have five "acceleration credit<;" which are basically passing AP or IB scores. or dual-enrollment credit. Al o, student can take CLEP tests, m which cu e ju t taking the test, regardle s of pa s or tall. counts a<; a credit. Check out the Jm below to ee an article from earher thi y ar, along with om conm1only asked que tion below. http://studentweb.ncf.edu/catalyst/clep.html What do I need to do? Go to http :1/myfloridaeducation.com/brfutures/clep. htm and print out the appropriate forms. Or go see Kathy Allen in the Registrar's office and she'll give you the right ones. Use the same site to see.which tests you are eligible and ineligible to take. Fill out the form and have your sponsor check it out and sign it. Make test appointments with Allen (359-4282). Make sure to take the tests before the end of the semester. What happens if I don't do it? The Bright Futures testing requirement is mandatory for all2002 high school graduates, and enforced under Florida law (Statute 240.4015). Most likely, your Bright Futures scholarship would no be renewed. But the benefits of havtng five acceleration credits far outwe i gh the consequences of no having them. an tii e a in a lower level of a subject that I've taken in college? Example: You want to take the College French Levell & II exam (equivalent of Beginning French) but you've already taken Intermediate or Advanced French in college. The testing requirements state that tests may not duplicate college credit. This 1s deceiving for the average New College student, because New College credit works by the contract, not by the class. Still, it's a good idea to confirm possible con flicts in advance with your sponsor or the Provost's Office. + Units os low os $21.00*/month Located off U.S. 4 J -2 fnJffic lights nottfl of New CoiHtge ot 455 Broden A rwe Office 941-355-5559fc Hours; Mon-Fri 9-6 Sof 9-5 ACCESS 7 DAY A WEEK 7 A.M9 P.M. I CLUDI G HOLIDAY WE HAVE THE LOWEST RATES FOR SElF STORAGE ANYWHE E! psssstttt!!! beat the "Rinaling'' crowd ... 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The Catalyst N EWS April 9, 2003 New College stu e nts, g o master plan our future from page 1 students show little interest in such a projection because of the time frame involved. By the time the plan is updated and then implemented, many students won't be around anymore. But 1 doubt tudents appreciation of New Co1lege is as uperficial as that. Besides, some issues the Master Plan addresses are problems that will not take years upon years for the beneficial effects to trickle down to students. One such issue is parking. Vice President for Finance John Martin mentioned the option of sectioning off parking into specific-u e area, meaning parking lots close to dormitories would be limited to residents. Is this a good idea? How is .Martin to know if this is a satisfactory solution for students unless they speak up? Faculty and staff also talked about getting students to walk from the east campus to the west campus. They wanted to know why students drive across Tamiami Trail instead of crossing the overpass. To this question I had no answer. as 1 myself cannot understand why tudents drive from the parking lot behind Hamilton Center over to the library when walking takes the same amount of time. However. because habitually driving students were not at the meeting to defend themselves, they might find their treasured parking on the west campus limited in the future. Dormitories were another hot topic at the meeting. But what students care about tho e, right? Well, B-dormers may be glad they weren't in attendance, as their unique abode took quite a beating. Dean of Students Mark Blaweiss suggested Arnold Schwartzenager use it as fodder for dynamite in his next film. As for the rest of the Palmer Buildings, Mathematic Professor David Mullins advised Martin to allow students to move in. The students would degrade the buildings and then they could be condemned. he said, jokingly. No students were present to provide a rebuttal. How many student'i have been nearly side-swiped by a car when walking down Bayshore Road? The sidewalk issue was discussed at length, and a few opinions were brought to the table. including mulched paths and a paved path behind the wrought iron fencing. One idea did not stand above the others. though if a few had a favorite, Martin would have at leru t had a direction to lean towards. Gathering places for student was also brought up, but the faculty and staff didn't have a clear idea of what students wanted. Emergency contraception now available at Parkview Carlstrom's office to insure that the pill is available throughout weekends and holidays, even though Parkview is closed. EC will be available to students in conjunction with a free pregnancy test. In a program started by New College Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance (FMLA) and funded by the Student Allocations Committee, Emergency Contraception is now available to New College studen t s, free of charge. Emergency Contraception, commonly called the "morning a fter pill ," is a method of preventing pre gn ancy a fter unprotected sexual intercourse-when a condom breaks, after a sexual assault or any time unprotected sexual intercourse HELt.a, A'l '10v lfoSPEcTrVE STuDfNT5 ovT THERE.' AR flEW EGE !At.? ANSWER THE .. __..., FoLLoWIIIG QvEsTrolls To o v TI Prior to thi s progra m, s tudents had to occurs. It should be noted that Emergency obtain a prescription for EC from protect Pat:kview
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....;;....;.Th--'-e _Ca_ta--"'-lys_t ______ C_A_T_A_LY_s_T pe rs pect ive April 9, 2003 My letter is in response to Michael Sanderson's opinion ("Military recruiters feel 'not welcome,"' Aprill). Not only was I saddened to hear that some of my fellow classmates decided to act out against these recruiters, 1 was equally disheartened to read a piece in defense of this type of behavior. Going to war or not is no longer an issue the war has begun and America must deal with the consequences, whatever they may be. That being said, whether or not certain individuals support military action in Iraq should not affect their opinions toward the men and women who serve this country. If you want to be angry, be angry at the situation and the people who had the power to keep the peace-but don't take this anger out on members of the military. It is ignorant to assume that any men and women in the armed forces view joining the service as an invitation to kill, and they do not deserve to be per ecuted for attempting to recruit others. But Michael Sanderson is right American students DON'T have to shut up when they're told to, and they can curse at will. If those freedoms were ever challenged, though, who would be the first to step up and defend them? If you think the war is wrong, that's your opi n an ou're more than entitled to it; just remember that two wrongs don't make a right. -Maggie Verrastro Announcement Teach-In on the War in Iraq to be Held at New College In response to the confusion about the issues surrounding the war in Iraq, New College is hosting a teach-in on the war in Iraq for the general community. The teach-in will be a communal learning event with participation from faculty and students at New College. This event will occur on April 15, 2003 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Hamilton Student Center on the east side of the New College/USF Campus at 5700 N. Tarniarni Trail. Refreshments will be served following a friendly and respectful discussion of the issues surrounding in the United States military involvement in Iraq. Issues covered will include Islam, history of the region, and international law concerns. Anyone interested in learning about the military involvement in Iraq is welcome to attend. For more information, please contact Student Organizer Robin Jacob at the following: (941 )360-5368 rjacobs762@ hotmail.com W r can-t war rheto c leave us in peace? Headline news networks spew forth sensationalist war coverage every workday through television sets in Hamilton Center, forcing the political agenda of the corporate media machine upon all Novo Collegians who must enter daily for nutritional and academic sustenance. How can a community of predominantly anti-war intellectuals allow their academic sanctuary to be penetrated by the forces that many blame for America's Iraqi crusade? Because war fever has students and teachers so caught up in spewing their own war rhetoric on campus that media hype which started the war craze falls into the mix unnoticed. War coverage by 24-hour news networks exemplifies the manipulation responsible for luring American into war on Iraq-it is all conjecture and questionably relevant factoids designed to promote fear and confusion and keep us, the viewer/consumer, dependent on media and government for thought. Allowing such programming to constantly flood Hamilton Center serves the thinly veiled media machine's political agenda, whether students take stock in its factual merit or not. At the very least, dramatic music and disjointed images appeal to viewers' emotions, promoting unconfirmed anxiety to aid intended war hysteria. No one's political agenda should be forced upon any individual, regardless of the argument's soundne s. One could chalk up Hamilton Center's ubiquitous war conjecture to carelessness, yet teachers and students promote personal political agendas all around New College, often at the cost of academic education and overall comprehension of current events. Volatile times have raised much discussion about war, which is a positive and necessary trend. But the bounds of consentual, appropriate conversation are often surpassed, both in and outside classrooms. When impassioned professors scrawl emotionally charged political statements on blackboards prior to a midtenn, or scrap entire class periods' academic agendas for the purveyance of anti-war sentimentswhich certain New College professors have recently done-they infringe upon the educational process as well as a student's freedom from others' political agendas. Particularly when class material has no pertinence to politics, overly political musings infringe upon students' education. The walls and sidewalks of New College have been littered with homemade conjecture: silly pro Saddam propaganda. A photograph of Saddam photo-copied beneath quippy support slogans, it is devoid of infonnation-propaganda in the most sophomoric sense. As a firm non supporter of the war, it draws a chuckle from me at frrst glance-! perceive the intended irony-but, on a campus where no one would dare post pro-Bush propaganda, such tac6cs are merely antagonistic to the minority of war Josh Orr OPINION Keep emotional, corporate messages out of our academic paradise. post about the greatness of the Pokemon video game; the difference is that the Pokemon poster's sentiments are backed by fact, and so are valid. New College is an academic community-we are all here for the pursuit of understanding. While persona] passions factor significantly into academic pur nits, they should not skew anyone s educational proce s. Fervor over current events is appreciated, but emotional or moralizing conclusion concerning any issue must develop from a comprehension of fact, and so cannot be imposed direct! y onto others. Promoting emotion before rational evaluation is a tactic of the American war machine. Since New College is a strong academic community, however, supporters. blind moralization and forceful Not only do such tactics spew their assertion of political views do not shock-based messages upon all succeed in swaying individuals' passersby, they also, through opinions. They more directly provoke unintelligent banter, do nothing resentment towards a view's pushy constructive for anyone's views on war. representatives and their stance on the Such is the problem in listserv war whole. Consequential animosity banter. Though listserv posters use a between opposing sides stifles any hope label disclaimer in the sub" e t lines of for all war-related posts so that the comprehension, and thus fmding sound uninterested can avoid them. many such conclusions, concerning the state of posts are riddled with conjectural world affairs. articles intended to sway readers to their In order to evolve our understanding views. While persuasive information is of the nature of current war in Iraq. and necessary for debate over current our approach to controversial current events, posting articles of questionable events on the whole, while maintaining origin or truthfulness only hinders a forthright and comfortable debate and its participants' community, some New College war comprehension of subject matter. activists have been conducting informal Much like television news, discussion forum It is an important arguments are not necessarily valid just step towards keeping fervent political because they've been published, though rhetoric out of the personal lives of many readers trust that a confidently those who do not want to hear it. affinned argument is sound. Truly impassioned minds on either Articles that use isolated groups of side of the argument can set up debates Muslims or Iraqis as unofficial in a number of campus classrooms or spokesman for their respective nations auditoriums in order to combat each are speculative, misleading, and flawed other with concrete facts about current in their conclusions, adding only to events, face-to-face, in order to voice public ignorance. their opinions and understanding the Listserv emaiJs pandering strictly to opposition's logic more intelligently. students' bleeding hearts via poem or Students should crit1cally analyze song are more benign, but, in appealing the informational content and potential to emotion over intellect, promote biases of all news they receive before further conjecture and ignorance while accepting it or passing it along to others. building animosity between opposing Before proclaiming anything to the sides of the war argument. A recently entire community concerning heated posted anti-war poem's fictional is ues, consider whether the tatement is portrayal of a Middle Eastern child's construct:Jve to overall aims of plight is just as helpful to wartime understanding. Seek out appropriate America as the pro-war poem's vague context for revealing new fmdings or portrayal of the average American conclu ions and avoid moralized soldier that suppo edly listens to the argument -they are unsound and less same music as us, and loves like we effective. love. And turn off the damn Ham Center Both poems help stadents' television so we can all enjoy crappy compr hension of war as much as the cafeteria lunches in peace.

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a day in the life of the O l The Sailor Circus is one big happy fama.. (, Q ily made up of 3rd 12th graders who participate in an after school program that teaches circus performing. It i run by volunteers and is only available in Sarasota to students with good grades and the desire to entrust their peers with catching them on the flying trapeze or supporting them in human pyramids while wearing equin-y, tight costumes. They perform in December and April. This month's show had a ''Wizard of Oz theme. The kind of trust and closeness nece sitated by thi professional-level circus show breeds a lot of affectiOn. Most of my attempts to interview coach es or performer involved in the show were interLtzCUB rupted by hugs. Before the show, I witnes ed an uncountable number of traditional hugs and at least two triple hugs-kind of a sequin-y sand wich. There are none of those flashy show busi ness kisses on each cheek because nobody wants a mouthful of thick shiny tage makeup, but there are lots and lots of hugs. The performance was like one big family reunion-with many former stu dents coming back to visit-except that some family members were dressed as cowardly lion scare crow or covered in ruby slipper red sequins. Students begin with basic circus skill like clowning, left. Above, a group of girls, recently liberated from rust by a few squirts from the Tin Man' oil can, immediately overcome their stiffness to form orne human quotation marks. Right, Dorothy waves goodbye to Emerald City as a "munchkin" crui es by on a unicycle, center. Aerial acts are u ually performed by more advanced students, top right. Text by Erin Marie Blasco I Photographs by Nathaniel Burbank


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