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0! I -------------january 31, 1994 -lf.Jlume I -Number 6 -------------Administrative News ,,_LuLt.e -----------Dean Schenk was interviewed in the past week. Un fortunately the tape recorder ate m o st of the contents. To summarize, when asked about the possibilities of getting day care on campus as a way to attract a different kind of New College Student and as a service to those UP students who are also parents, Schenk stated that although the administra tion has talked about it a great deal, his feeling was, I don" t want to get in the child care business myself. The adminis tration in Tampa was also discouraging this idea Schenk felt it would be more practical to contract with an off-campus business and arrange for a student discount. When asked about the tn1s t problem between stu dents, faculty, and administrators, Schenk felt that building trust to allow for more constructive work between us all would be difficu l t -it becomes a "chicken or the egg" p!Ob lem He is, however, "tickled" that there are presently no major issues between students, faculty, and administrators Except for one. When asked about recycling Schenk stated that al though he supports recycling, physical plant lacks the re sources-cash and personpower-to assist in the effort He was, however, interested in the possibility of loaning a physica l plant truck to students so that the recycling could be hauled directly to the recycling plant avoiding the cost of having it picked up on campus. Schenk wa s unsute about potential liability problems and referred the question to Linda Blockhill. Blockhill felt that liability questions might be avoided if only the student(s) on the payroll for recycling were to drive the truck. She is presently checking with the Tampa administration about this question. According to Mark johnson, director of housing, BFI has been picking up the recyclables on campus, cha13ing S 12 per bin per month for 12 bins, and extra for cardboard. I Jauling recyclables directly to the recycling plant would eliini nate this cost. This was the original approach of the campus recycling program unti l the student truck became beyond repair. johnson believes that many of the problems with the recycling program are related to the task itse l f recycling is ''labor intensive It takes a lot of time, effort and person power to separate recyclables johnson stated, "No one is going on record to ay that they 're not going to be supporti\'e of recycling, but at the same time l'm not sute how many people are going to go on record to say they 're willing to commit to it." johnson was also hoping that students would begin to show leadership in dealing with the prob lem. New Dormitories Discussed On Monday ,january 10 the llo using department held an informal student meeting to discuss plans for th<.> expan sion of student housing o n campus. At the pR.'s ent time new dorms will be built either by the present Pei donns. next to Sudakoff, or on t o p of the tennis comts. Pre\ioush. student support was aimed at building new h o using close t o the older dorms At this meeting however, student support was shown for building on the other side of campus. the problems of privacy, overcrowded, and a "tenement-fed ing to clustering on-campus housing. l11e imponance of the style of housing was discLL'>scd Students at the meeting expressed a great deal of support for creating more single rooms on campus. Mark Johnc;on raised the possibility of building apartment style housing-of erint: private bedrooms with a shared kitchen. There is a p o ssibil ity that this style of housing would It' place the B d om1 build ing. Mark johnson raised questions of whether o r not stu dents want to build more B -dorm style buildings. and/or phasing B-dorm out. Oth e r possibilities for the new clo nns include automatic phone and computer hookups. Mark johnson expressed interest in continuing to hold informal meetings on the topic and also in the p o ssibi l ity of fanning a more formal c o mmittee with student n:pres< nta tives. The I lousing office is hoping to work to<;varcls a goal of increasing the residential c o mmunity to 70-75 % on cam pus without increasing the size of the student body. Then : are also long range plans to acquire additional land will have an meeting o n T u esday, February 1 on the Hamilton Center couches. All t h ose inte r ested in writing, submitting artwork, or editing should attend


f;)! Leslie ShafTer Layout and Design Editor: Ari Weinstein Contributors: April Richards, Anthony Crisafi. YO! is typeset in PageMaker 5.0, with body text in Garamond, bylines in Brush Script. and Headlines in Aria! Black. YO! is printed by the Campus Copy Center Letters to the Editor should be typed and submitted on disk with a printed copy attached to Box 373. Bell Hooks Speaks on Censorship ---------On January 25th, bell hooks spoke at USF lampa on the topic of "Keeping Speech Free: Race, Gender, and Cen sorship. In her talk, bell hooks questioned the idea of "keep ing -she questioned when issues of solidarity become issues of keeping secrets, revealing a lack of trust between communities, and censoring voices that are not deemed acceptable. For example, some Black power bJOkers can cause the suppression of Black political thought; hooks fel t that there are connections between doing things for someone else's good and the destruction of freedom of speech. She felt that the academic world conceives of pun ishing "unacceptable" speech, instead of working out public methods of ritical debate. She questioned what was going on in the academic world if we don't feel we have spaces for critical debate? Hooks condemned the willingness to self censor for the desire to be liked and for fear of conflict as this belies the idea that universities are for freedom of speech. Wh<'n repr<'.S.'>ion b<'cnmcs th<' norm, then this lrndcnnincs progressive ideas and returns to complicity with domination. I roo k s felt that it was important to oppose censorship and sustain power for provaultiv<. thought. When questioned how one can draw a line between constructive, vital criticism and backlash, hooks responded the one must always stand on the right of people to speak "Bell Hooks" Continued on page 6 1994 Race and G e n d e r Symposium The 1994 Race and Gender Symposium i brought to you by the same folks who brought you the Minority \Xbmcn s Studies Symposium which featured bell hooks, Chaia I Ieller and films by Pratibha Panna and Trinh T. Min-lla This year we present Our Biller Sweet Wine: Confronting Race and Gender Issues from Different Cultural and Sexual Perspectives.The Symposium hopes to explore how we as womyn of colour move between living, leaming, and work ing in different cultural worlds and with varying views of gender. The five day festival of events will include films, student presentations, a panel discussion, workshops, visiting speakers, faculty speakers, and a day committed to linking New College with community organizations.111ere is much left to be decided so maximum student and faculty input and elbow grease is greatly needed and appreciated. A meeting to choose films will be held W>dnesday, February 2, 1994 at 6:00p.m. on the Ham Center couches (near the people' s walls). -Rosana Cmz box 112, Ashtyn Mukherjea box 451. Women's Awareness Month Now is the time to express your ideas concerning all and any women's issues because the W>men's Awareness Month's student presentations are coming soon-March 29th If you are interested in giving a presentation, contact Lisa Cheby (box 141) or Ashtyn Mukherjea (box 451). For the Women's Awareness Month, there will also be a showing of artwork by New College and USF women. Submit your work to Jude Levy at Park view I rouse or Rachel Skinner at the painting studio in Caples Arts complex. Deadline is Febm ary 15. Some of the highlights of USF 1ampa's Wom{'n's Awareness Month program are: "From Ireland to America: A Human Rights Manifesto" a l ecture presented by Oemadctte Devlin-McAliskey, a major figure in the human-rights mon: ment. She works for Amnesty lntemational and Ilelsinki Watch; RACE, a play a cm.s.'>-section of thoughts and feelings on racism; "Bad Girl" Art/\'

Schinfller's List S. eU4a# ----------As a film maker, Steven Spielberg has not been taken too seriously. TI1ough his movies are some of the biggest money makers of all times (Jurasstc Park being at this point the top grossing fllrn of all time) he has never been able to pull his talents together to create a work that can be considered great film making. True, Tbe Color Prnpleand Empire of tbe Srm are good movies, but they did not quite reach the expectations of Spielberg s ta l ents Dut with Scbtndler's Ltst, there can be no doubting that Spielbetg has finally crafted a film of great visual force. It is a tale of profound innuence over the emotions, one that literally will leave viewers shaken to their very souls. The Holocaust stands as the crime of this century and its story of the survivors, the heJOes, those who participated in its crime and the victims could only be told with a great amount of reserve and distance. Spielberg successfully creates a filn1 of superior quality and artistic invction to tell this tale n,e story itself centers around Oskar Schindler, a man who finds that he can prosper out of the war. As an entrepreneur he is unscrupulous: he uses the imprisonment of the Jews to build up his enamel ware business by taking their m o ney and by using them as labor He is an unlikely hero ; his moral character is not of the highest standad.s But through this there is another side of Oskar Schindlet; a human side that recognizes the horror going on around him. With the help of his accountant Stem, he uses all of his money and innuence to keep the Jewish workers alive In the end he risks everything including his own safety and personal f01:. tune, to make sure his workers make it through the war alive. 111e acting in this film is excel lent; everyone f10m high to low contributes to the emotional impact of the film. Liam Neeson portrays Schindler superbly, allowing the con Oicts within Schindler to speak for themselves Oskar is a corrupt man living off of an even greater corrupt system, but who finds redemption in the end TI1e performance by Ben Kings l y as ltzak Stem is a compelling study of heroism, where e\' el)' little thing done to preserve life becomes a great event. The most startling performance however, comes from Ralph Fienncs, who portrays Commander Amon Goeth. Fiennes portrays Geoth as the evil side of Schindler; Schindler is e mindcd of what he could have become in Amon Goeth. The two make up a statrling picture of humanity tom apart by the war. But from the open scene to the end the film is one of startling visual imagery. There are scenes so powerful that one could not help but be taken by them. I remember the first time I saw this film: during the scenes when the Gemans are liquidating the Jewish Ghetto, I began to cry. I looked around me to see if I was the only one to find that everyone I saw was crying just as I was. The movie haunts the memory S c h indler' s List" Continued on page 10 Rock 'n' Roll Ain't Noise Pollution 4 ?ltl.tddt ________ Popular Florida rock band Strange' ; Bad Comprmr lead singer Brian Howe, Bill Leverty guitarist for Firebo11se. Sarasota's own S c hascle ( Twinkle")-and Brian j ohnson. lead singer of AODC, arguably the heaviest heavy m e tal band ever-played "LIVE! From Sarasota ... it' s Saturday :"Jight'"" at New College s Sudakoff Hall. But for the most part thert were no New College students to be f ound in the audi<"nn Weird It was for a good cause, though-a benefit for th e FSU/Asolo Conservatory of Actor Training right next door at the Asolo State Theate[ But not the usual benefit. As a graf fito on one of the Sudakotr classro o m bla ckbo ards said. Today's lesson is how to rock" And rock Sudakoff they did from Stranger' s tight set, to Schascle fronting Proud Maryand did she have that janis Joplin thing going! A s f o r the {"nd of the jam session, when I fellow No, o -colkgian and media critic Scott Svatos about the semiotic impli c ations of Brian Johnson, AO'DCfrontman, on stage in Sudakoff, sing ing You Shook Me All Night Long" with a hunc h of thirtysomethings who paid $50 a head dancing in the audi ence, he refused to even contemplate them. Our Stu d ents' GQod Working at the event were several of its beneficia ries : Asolo students Damon jones. who played Major Robbie Ross and John Arscott in the Conservatory's tecent produc tion of Timberlake Wertenbaker s play Ow Cotml!y:S Good Jim Hymes, who played Black the Aborigine and the Reverend johnson; Sabrina C o wen, who played Duckling Smitl1 and Lieutenant George Johnston (and who play s thC' P o l ish aviatrix Lina Szczepanowska in the Aso lo's next p10duction Mfsal/icmce, running January 26 through 29 and fcbrU

Continued from previous page t'tH t' inttr.Ktion, "Titi..., In a k ulllt tnl is the ultimate show." M t DcrmoH tlw concert as a good thing. 11te Cort-.erv : \lory pn)gram ( \'<.:hich will be .35-years-old next year), Mdknnolt said, w>ed tn he a much bigger part of the com munity than it is now something that benefit concerts lik<' this may well change. I3ringing in new faces ... hope fully, this 1 a first step in reaching a new audience," and helping the Asolo program reassert its connection to the Sarasota-Bradenton community. "As one audience goes through its cycle, you have to find a new audience ... \'band the Vice Pre ident of the United States, what., a rock n' roll<.'r to do? johnson, whose band's hard driving, irreligious--but clearly not satanic-rock icon "I Iigh way to II ell" would get an "Explicit Lyrics" sticker faster than you can say "Anthony Comstock," doesn' t exactly hold with to R'Strict free expres.c;ion in the name of redudng \'iokncc. "It's not politics, it's bullshit," johnson said. "Our musk isn t violent or ham1ful." Billings said. "We just sing songs about smoking pot and screwing alligator women." johnson, who saw Zappa in his home four days be fore his death, lamented that Zappa' s genius is more likely to be recognized now that he's dead. And he was disappointed that more .students weren t in the audience, saying that next time maybe we impoverished students will be able to get in on Saturday night-dirt cheap. lie has quite the common touch for such a big star-in more \vays than one. Apparently, Dill l.everty, guitarist for the band Firebouse (and, according to johnson, one of the best guitarists around) didn't get to the concert until 10:30 PM, several hours late-but befo he went on-becau'>C he was off practicing And johnson, who was nenou not having ung live for almost two years, aged that nop sweat happen -{'\'Cil if you are Brian johnson. 111C lesson here may be that the show must go on. It's a long way to the top--if you wanna tread the boards or rock 'n' roU. Theater Possibilities at New College /'f.&da. S'41u -----------There are hopes of expand the New Colkge th<.'ater involvement, perhaps even to the creation, in the future. of an actual theater department. An Acting ISP was held at the A.solo and taught by an Asolo p10fessor, jim Wise When he was asked about the possibilities of an expanded New Col lege theater department and continued interaction with the Asolo, he was enthusiastic. "That'd be great! Right now. we have a three year program and we're doing our own produc tion season which is like five shows a year. The last show this semester is The Cmcibleand it just happens. because it's the last show of the year, I have access to all the actors here right now-there's 21. There's 21 characters in 1l1e Cmcfb!e, ironically ... Nonnally, I might have 14 actors available Wherc do I get the other seven actors? Because it's an educational institution and our budgets are limited, we can't go out and hire professional actors So we need students and this would be a great opportunity to get people in your school involved in our productions and learn something about what we're doing. Ideally, down the mad, because you guys arc small, :IS far as interest in the theater that you can be borrowing some of our people to help you guys out with whatever your needs And that's certainly a great way to st;rrl. One nf the things we've begun to do, in the last year or so, is we' e kind of working with Florida Studio l11eater I know Brant got to direct a stage reading ere last summer. I did a show there this past summer. Some of our student actors worked there this summer and some of them art: going to be work ing there in their upcoming production now ... Tltere are a number of theaters, but it's small enough that, rather than separating ourselves from each other, we should it one theater community, because we all have something to orer each other. .. Nobody ever has enough Actually, the conser vatory students last year got to see some of the stu If you did and were quite impressed and that's saying something. Espedally with the fact that you were doing some Mamet-1 was with Mamet for those ycars ... What we did a couple of years ago, my wife got the great inspiration to take these little flyers and hang them up in your library and cafet('ria. It was amazing. We didn't have any audiences. All of a sud den, we had all these students coming. They welt' great audiences. It was from that. So there's an interest there. Go out and get 'em! Likewise, our gt1ys get sick to death of seeing each other all the time so when they hear something else is going on ... cspecially with student prices ... It should be noted, however, that jim Wise was unaware or last semester's production of Rosencrantz and Guildellstem are Dead (directed by Sheila Bishop) and that he hopes we'll inform the Asolo about future productions. -----------------]anttary' 31, 1991 ------------------


'tfJ! Page S We're Not Making Love, We're Not Fucking, We Are Engaging in Sexual lnter(dis)course ---------This column is an attempt to open up some type of discourse about sexuality on the New College campus. In the next few months, there will be many issues that I will attempt to address. I want to discLLss feminism and sexuality, pornography, erotica, S/M gender and exual orientation identities vibrators, rape fantasies masturbation, and other fom1s of sexual expression besides heterosexual intercourse It is obvious to me that people at New College ate engaging in differing types of sexual activities, but I want more theorizing about sexmore talking about it, more dialogue. I want the physical act to be transfonned into the erotic possibilities of language. Talking about sex is erotic There may not be a substitute for the physical act, but e10tic conversation comes close. Erotica has not been around all of this time for its literary value (much of it is poorly written) l\lany people (myself in particular ) have a need to talk about sexto laugh and to cry about past sexual experiences and in some cases we seek to be absolved. I am mainly concerned in this space with talking about the relationship between sexuality and language. I believe one of the most important writers on sexuality is Foucault ; I recommend the History of Sexuality Fou cault states the relationship of language and sexuality: the demand for sexual freedom .. the knowledge to be gained from sex and the right to speak about it -becomes legiti mately associated with the honor of a political cause. If sex is repressed, that is condemned to prohibition, nonexistence, and silence, then the mere fact that one is speaking about it has the appearance of a deliberate transgJeSSion. (vol. 1, page 6) My first concern abut sexuality is the inadequate lan guage that we possess to describe it. The sexual act is a good example to begin with: "making love" is a euphemism, MisaUiance Doesn't Miss ----------Misa/ffanceby George Bernard Shaw is a comedy of manners, railing against convention, criticizing love, marriage, family discretion intellectuals, capitalism, gender roles, gender preconceptions, and a hodge-podge of other tradi tional values (if there are any more).Shaw wrote it to be a and fucking i s not a w o rd which everyone feel s c omfort able using Fucking may imply a p o ,v e r R:'lationship (I fll<. ktd I was just fucked by___). The w o rd fuck also has other unpleasant connotations in the Engli h language. "Fuc k 'l<> u I was fucked over". Engaging in sexual inteK:"ourse is an accurate if not overly eroti c expressi o n Another problem with language i s describing genitalia Penis is an odd sound ing work; cock, dick etc. are very gutteral I imag ine there must be people who have problems getting excited by the word phallus. Vagina sounds like the name ol someonc' s great -grandmother. Pussy is not a w ord that ncl\\ off the tongue. Cunt is a that has an intere ting balk ground, but it is also problematic when a w o man face the prospect of being labelled as a "cunt"a w oJtl used to de fine an entire person rather than one aspect of her fucking cunt" is even moR> problematic. The ano;\\'cr to till' dilemma would seem to be that we should rt'claim the lan guage used in sexual discourse. T o make the coc k a beauti ful part of the male body; to gl o rify but n o t o bjettify tht pussy. One of my favorite examples is the cunt truck which was used to describe a young man in lnvl' with a woman in the eighteenth century. We do not ha, e adequate language to desc ribe sexual feelings Who wants to desc ribe themselves as hon1y ? I l o t for an individual is better, but not much. How does one describe an emotion which is more than lust but less than love? I believe we must all consci o usly cons truct our own language about our sexuality, and we should begin as soon as possible. If any one has any comments, or just wants to talk to me about sex, I can be reached at box 235. Tbe editors of Y O.' would loue to bear yo11 r resfJOilSl' to this colum11 Letters call placed i11 Box 3 7 3 Tl.le !Jest .(' sponses will be pri11ted in tbe 11ext iss11e of YO! comedy, and as the FSU/Asolo Acting Conserntory pl.sent s it, it deflnetely succeeds as one. While I w o ulcln t mend it for those who can't find anything funny without a laugh track for prompting, it is THE thing for th o e "-ho fed up with sit -com style humor: Watch for the excellent per formances of Harry Bouvy Scon Hays, and ,\lary 1\:athryn Caplin among others. Misallimice will resume performance February 2 5 at the Bette Oliver Theater (behind the airport) Tickets are $10, and $3 for students. Check it o ut (i. e thumbs up). -----------------]anuary31. 1991


A Friend is Mourned: Jonathan Guy l11ere are a lot of people here at NC who knew and loved Jonathan Guy who need to honor and rejoice in his mcmory. I'd be doing myself Jonathan, and the C commu nity a disservice if I tried to write the obituary myself. So ir tead. I'm going to let everyone I can contributein what ever fa hion they each feel appropriate. By God, I will trip tonight. -Jonathan Guy, as channeled by Christie Guy. First the dry boring facts, from the obituary in the Nashville Tenneseean. Jonathan was 18 and a 1993 graduate of David Lipscomb I ligh chool. He' s survived by his paF

Continued from previous page All}'W:Iy, as soon as he got L'\'t'l}'thmg hooked up, a shaky ziggurat of computer parapemalia, his hard drive under my SyQuest cartridge drive under my clunky Classic II, we turned everything on. and compared to his SE/30, oh, was it slow. "You need to get some more memory!" jonathan .said, when he discovered I was using virtual memory to add to my 4 megabytes of RAM-a slow, crufty technique good for making your computer seem to have more RAM, at the expense of hard drive space. "You're trying to get your com puter to do too much." He was right-adding another couple of megs to my machine would have made it a lot m01c us able. So what did I do? I went out and bought-a new, faster (and portable) computer; a PowerBook 165c Wtth only 4 MB of RAM. And because it's a portable virtual memory, which would keep the hard drive spinning all the time and eat up my battery life, is right out of the question. jonathan would be amused. So every time I try and do something on my com puter, and the little dialog box pops up that tells me I don' t have enough memory, I think of jonathan. And, since I thought that little box would make a nifty graphic, I just tried to get the computer to show it to me, doing the same things I did five minutes ago. And, of course, it wouldn't. Murphy's Law only fails when you try to demonstrate it. Every time my computer pisscs me off-which it does a lot-my thesis is being written as a computer program a hypertext, after all1'11 think of my good friend Ah, Hypertext. I got a phone call from jon one day "I got this thing about Ilypertext '93 in the mail. It's an aca demic conference Do you want it?" "Hell yes!" I said. 'Til put it in your box." 1iJrned out I went to I IT '93-worked as a .student volunteer thanks to info in the flyet; so I went on the cheap. It was cool. I met the people who wx:>te the program I'm doing my thesis in Made a lot of connections, got a lot of business cards and email addresses. I even met Ted Nelson the guy who coined the tenn hypertext." Had a great time and had meant to sit clown and tell jonathan about it. Now, every time I look at my thesis--death, my father 's and other AIDS sufferers, has ever been a theme-1'11 think of jon. I'm riting the last bit of this obituary sitting in Sugar and Spice, tears in my eyes every so often, eating dinner with another good friend among the new New College students, Evan Garfinkel. Evan just told me that their chicken soup is the best he's ever had in his life -in a restaraunt, he quickly atlcls, not wishing to offend his relatives. (Besides, it's not that much like je"1sh c hicken soup. I add not wishing to ofTend my relatives.) I recall how much jon liked the food when I brought him here He even had-and enjoyed im mensely and with Rreat willed Ji,er and o ninn-. wli!LI1, fluid lllin, 1 didn't ild11k p.11tl td .tth "'"'''' ern. I don't remember jonathan's response, not exa<.tly. but that wasn't the first time jon's cosmopolitan. bon ,hatll sell shone through a bit unexpectedly, to my surprise and delight Nor was it the last. We just happened to come here, Evan and I. me not thinking that I needed to finish this obituary, nor that I wote a chunk of it (as did Eric and jesse and Christie write l in Christie Guy's room, another thread that tics this all t o gether. I'm writing and ignoring my chicken soup. and the waitress, who I explained what I'm a fter to. olkrcd to heat my chicken soup up. Dame Fortuna ... she can be a hilt h sometimes, but she can also be your friend. Sometimes Famous Baltimore journalist H. L. Mencken wrote an essay called The Sahara of the Bozart," about how all the genteel Southerners got killed off in the War Between the States. I guess jon was an excellent example of the -. na scence of a kinder, gentler South." A Short List of jonathan's ravorite Things: Music: Wally Pleasant "Small time Dmg Dcalet;" ''I \\'as A Tecn-Agl Republican, "Hippie's Lament" P.]. Harvey's second album Polk Movies : Meet the Feebles" December Police Log 12/4-4 alcohol ID checks. 12/6-Bicycle stolen. 12/7-Solicitors given verbal warnings. 12/8-False fire alann, 2 stations pulled, a felony crime. 12/ 8 $150 leather coat stolen from fitness center. 12/9-0verpass railing bent and broken, criminal mischief 12/ 1 ] -Impounded two bicycles un ecurcd and undecaled in odd locations; theft of bicycle in Pei, 3rd court. 12/22 Written trespass warning of suspicious suspect; pounding of more bicycles. 12/23 -lmpounded another bicycle. im -12/29-3 occupants of a vehicle cruising area gi\"(:'11 a cious person warning; petty th

'tg! Page 8 Feminist Thought ---------Own your feminism. Your own feminism -jonathon Darr The purpose of this column is not to push any paF ticular feminism, but merely to offer a glimpse at some of the many different feminist philo ophies. Hopefully this col lllllll will offer both a historical and a contemporary perspec tive It hould be noted that this column does not necessaf ily represent the opinions of thi newspaper or even of my self. Sojourner Truth lived from 1795-1883 She was born a slave and became a well-know anti-slavery speaker The following peech was given at a woman's rights convention in Akron Ohio in 1851 It was recorded by Frances Gage, a fl'rninist activist. It was through Gage's efforts that Sojourner Truth wa allowed to speak. The speech is reproduced here as Gage recorded it. "Wall, chilern, whar dar is so much racket dar must be somethin' out o kilter. I tink dat 'twixt de niggers of de Sour and de womin at de orf, all talkin 'bout rights de white men will be in a fix pretty soon. But what' s all dis here talkin' bout? nat man ober dar say dat womin needs to be helped into carriages, and lifted ober ditches, and to hab de best place everywhar. obody eber helps me into carriages, or ober mud-puddles, or gibs me any best place! And raising herself to her full height and her voice to a pitch like ()lling thunder, she asked. "And a n't I a woman? Look at me! Look at my arm! (and she bared her right arm to the shoulder, showing her tremendou muscular power). I have ploughed, and planted, and gathered into bams, and no man could head me! And a'n' t I a woman? I could work as much and cat as much as a man-when I could get it-and bear de lash as well! And a n t I a woman? I have bome thirteen chilem, and seen 'em mos' all sold off to slavery, and when I cried out with my mother' s grief, none but jesus heard me! And a n t I a woman' "Den dey talks 'bout this ting in de head; what dis dey call it?" ("Intellect, whispered someone near.) "Oat's it, honey. What dat got to do with womin's rights or nigger's rights? If my cup won' t hold but a pint, and youm holds a quart, wouldn' t ye be mean not to let me have my little halfmeasure full?" And she pointed her significant and sent a keen glance at the minister who had made the agu mcnt. The cheering was long and loud. "Den dat little man in black dar, he say women can' t have as much rights as men, 'cause Christ wan't a woman! Whar did your Christ come from? Rolling thunder couldn' t have stilled that crowd, as did those deep, wonderful tones, as she stood there with out-stretched arms and eyes of fire Raising her voice still louder, she repeated, "Whar did your Christ come from? From God and a woman! Man had nothin' to do wid Him." Oh, what a rebuke that was to that little man. Turning again to another objector, she took up the defense of Mother Eve I can not follow her through it all It was pointed, and witty and solemn; eliciting at almost e\ ery sentence deafening applause; and she ended by asserting : If de fust woman God ever made was st10ng enough to turn de world upside down all alone, dese women togeclder (and she glanced her eye over the platfonn) ought to be able to tum it back, and get it right side up again! And now dey is asking to do it, de men better let em. Long-continued cheef ing greeted this. "Bieeged to ye for hearin' on me, and now ole Sojourner han' t got nothin more to say." Amid roars of applause, she returned t o her comer. leaving more than one of us with streaming eyes, and hearts beating with gratitude. She had taken us up in her sllong arms and carried us safely over the slough of difficulty turn ing the whole tide in our favoc I have never in my life seen anything like the magical inOuence that subdued the mobbish spirit of the day, and turned the sneers and jeers of an ex cited crowd into notes of respect and admiration Hundreds rushed up to shake hands with her, and congratulate the glorious old mother, and bid her God-speed on her mission of "testifyin' agin concerning the wickedness of this 'ere people. "Bell Hooks" Continued from page 2 what they think. Criticism creates tension, and we should relish that tension, no matter where it is from ; we should work with it instead of trying to make it go away, working towards productive discussion. When questioned about her interpretation of the new neo-Black-nationalisrn movement, hooks responded that she has mostly seen this movement in pop culture which equates Black self-detem1ination with Black capitalism -This new fonn is pro-capitalism pro imperialism without critique of these ideas. Hooks cited Lorraine Hansberry' s play A Raisin In the Sun as an example of the opposition of values be tween the older and newer attempts at Black self-detennin ism. When questioned about the issues of political coF rectness on campuses, specifically about printed material that urged violence against gays, hooks replied that it was a diffi cult question, but that freedom of speech has never meant assauJtive behavior. Later she also commented that political correctness is a false issue"; people aren't reading Alice Walker and not reading Shakespeare-hooks declared that this idea is simply not real. She felt that the classroom is the place where revolution can occur and that is why it has become a target. People who are reading llOTI I Alice \Xoalker and Shakespeare have begun to question the foundations of culture, while others want to return to a non-questioning state, a form of backlash. She also declared that men. and not just women, are questioning-a sign that feminists have made an impact on culture. -----------------january 31, 1994 ------------------


Organizations and Activities Amncsly lnlcrnallonal: For lllOI'L' information contnct r('n Robbins Box 256, 359 9712; Julia W.ud Box 551, 359 9925; or Trade Merrill Box 96. Bike Shop: The Bike shop is located at Parkview House. Call 359-4254 for more infom1ation Bi-Sexual Rap Group: (discussi o n not music) meets bi monthly in a variety of locations Look for signs posted aound campus for detail!': regarding meeting times and places. In addition to holding regular discussions conceming bisexual issues, we engage in s o cial activities, such as potluck din ners, movies, and lectures If you are bi-frienclly, bi-curious, or just plain bisexual, please join! Contact Amy box 37 or box 278 for more information. The Empowered Womyn in Film Series: Contact Box 373 for more information Erehwon Food Co-op: Orders are placed bi-monthly on for dclhery on No minimums re quired! Anne Tazewell Box 15 or 359-0145. Gender Studies: The contact person for the gender studies collective is Daniclle. box 86 GLBSA Contact Katherine l Ier box is 346. FPmG: florida Public Interest Research Group, contact Tho mas box 101 Hillel Student Group: The contact person for the New Col lege chapter of Hillel-a jewish student g10up-is Michael Rothbaum box 582 The ladies Room: Anyone interested in painting or help ing sketch a mural for the women' s bath10om in Hamilton Center contact Sylvia Youssef! Box 155 Men's Group: an open, free enviroment for discussing men' s i.s.suts: e g father/son relationships male friendships, sexual is.sucs, etc. for more infom1ation contact Tony Lenzo at Box 1 'i6 The Peace and }uslice CoaJjtion: for more info, contact Geoff Kuntz, box 503. The Radio Formation Committee: The contact person is josh Tickell, box 551. Race and Gender Symposium: formerly titled the Minor ity Women s Studies Symposium Cont act HPsana Cnl/ tt box 112 for more infontt:tli o n Recycling: Your help would be apprt'ciated Ju-;t .... how up or tell your RA's. Every Sunday in Palm Courl. Womyn's Action Alliance is a group seeking t o cornhinl' personal discussion with political and social a c tion Comatt April Richards, box 235 for more information The Womyn's Tea: An open fonnn (meaning amonc can come) which meets once a week over tea :tnd t o discuss womyn' s issues. The talk gets very personal some times and very theoretical ometimes. Usually it's some where in-between. We're very groovy.-Ashtyn Conta<.t box 451 for more information Fit'Jfess Cellter Spring !lours are: M,W 8arn-10pm: T,Th lOam IOpm: Satur day 1 2pm-5pm; Sunday 1 2pm-8pm Spring classes will begin on february 7th Some of our 11<:\\ classes, program and events this temt will indudL : Fitl1l'.., Assessments. a Play the Pro Racquetball event. a Program, Contemporary Dance Class. and Mo\emcnt and Stretd1 Class As part of \X.bmen's Awareness a llealth Fair will be held on Thursday, M ater, nlm and art (p)reviews-NOT poetry! or any fiction Stick submissions (if they 'll fit) in Box #397. or dmp me a note, or phone me at 750 0933 ifn ya got a s tory idea you wanna write up. Deadline for the March issue is Feb. 18th Literary Magazine: We are looking for submissions for a new New College literary magazine Poetry, o;hon .stori('.s and art will all be considered Our humble is n.:cei\'int: funding from the Dean's Office and is going to be dio;trihuted to incoming students next yeac Talk to S\\'anstrom (box 461) for more infom1ation. New CollAge Magazine: seeks submissions of poetry on the theme of: Things Which are Hidden. ExamplC's he fossils or buried treasure ; emotions or experiences like jeal ousy or adultery; or the consequences of repressed emotion: Continued on next page ----------------}anuar)'31, 1994


YDI Page 10 How Much Does a Fast Food Hamburger Really Cost? Human Health-Sevently percent of U S deaths are related to diet particularly the overconsumption of beef and satu rated animal fats. Red meat is directly linked to heart dis tase, strokes, and cancer of the colon and breast. World Hunger-At a time when nearly a billion people suf fer from chronic huner, more than one-third of all the grain in the world is fed to cattle and other livestock That s enough to give every child, woman, and man a meal a day Animal Suffering-Each and every day, 100 000 cattle are slaughtered in the U .S. l110usands more are slaughtered in Canada and Mexico l11eir deaths are cruel and horrible shocked with electic prods, beaten and kicked, shot with a stun gun, hung by their feet, their throats cut. war Against Wlldlife-A.c; more land is turned over to cattle raising, wild animals arc being exterminated Millions of wild creatures, from coyotes to mountain lions and birds are killed

Announcements Peter Matthicssen will spea k o n Wednesday, February 2 at 7 : 30pm in Sainer Pavilion on Caples Campus. He will also meet infonnally with students on 'Xednesday February 2, at .3:.)0pm in the Cook llall living room Matthiessen is a re nowned naturalist novelist, progressive journalist, and ordained Zen Monk. Roth sessions arc open without reserva tion. S a iner seating is first come, first seated. The Sarasota Literacy Council will hold tutoring training for Literacy Tutoring o r English as a Sec o nd Language tutoFing The schedule is as follows : Orientation for ESL and Literacy : Sunday, April 17, l-2:30p. m S e lby Library Literacy : Saturday, April 23 and 30 9 : 00am 2 :30pm; Friendship Hall First United Methodist Chun:::h (Downtown Sarasota). ESL: 111llrsday April 21 6-9pm ; Saturday, April 23 and 30 9arn 3 : 30pm, Rm 106 First United Methodist To register contact Lisa Cheby, box HI, 359 0516 by April 1, 1991 Audltions!ll Thursday February 3 at 7 : 30p m in the Teach Auditorium f o r the play American Buffalo by David TI1ree male parts available. Tutorial credit available although the auditions are not exclusive to New College Stu dents-UP, Ringling or anyone may be cast in this play or help behind the scenes. . career Choices: Alumnae \Qices: We were where you are. Now we're where we are ; How do get here from there? 'I11C 'ew College Alumnae lnfonnation Superhighway flows to you Come with your questions on \'Xtdnesday njghts from february 9 March 9 at 7 :00p. m in Sudakoff, Room 118 On February 9 jim Gutncr, an investment advisor, and Ken I !a nick, an accountant, will be there to help you out with mon('}' and finance On Febn1ary 16, Susan Beerus, a writer/ t'ditor, and Suzanne Keyworth, an English P1ofessor at MCC, will be there to help you out with Education For more info, contact Jim Gutner at 366 -7-100. or Carol Ann in the Alumnae office at 359 1324 Attention Sculptors! All work left in the studio will be rc cydeu after Valentine s Day, Feb 11, 1994. \Xt will try to fire your masterpieces if you so request. Let us know immedi atelr! -jack et al Po<'try C()ntcst: Fine Art" Cuild and l'octry.J;t'< :tn : co -sponsoring a poetry contes t entitled "In Prai s<: o f \Xbman Deadline is March 1. Categ ory one is free verse c hoice of subject, 30 line max Category tw o is d1ymed erse choice of subject, 30 line max Awards are : first-$'50, second$30 third $20 Winning poets will be invited to [('ad at a J\lard1 reception in honor of National \Xbmen s Month Contest entries are three for five dollars in either or both ot<.'f.:ss nn hack SASE for winners list. Make check payable t o Jkaches Fine Arts Guild Send entries to Poetry Contest P.O. Box (fJ7. Green Cove Springs, rL 320i3 Attention Wall Sponsors: Tile long awaited release of the digitally remLxed, extended dance version of jesus Funky Chicken, by the Fom1er Brothers of Another Mother is I !ERE' Put it on your wall tapes-They'll beg for more! Contact Ben (box 272) or Ezra (box 164) at 351-07Jti Remcml)('r -PI.Jtr' SOME FU K!! Multicultural Film Festival Schedule Friday, February 4 7:00p.m. 9:00p.m. I Love You, Rosa Like Watafor Cbocolate Saturday, February 5 1:00 p.m 4:15p.m. 7:30p.m. !louse Made of Dawn 71Je Spin! oftbe Beebic e Bopba Sunday, February 6 1 :00 p m 4:15 p.m. 7:30p.m. Man Facing S01ilbeast }it Yo! Attendencc is by ticket only. Complimentary tickets are available in advance on the Univ(rsity campus tlmught he Ofiice of Student Affairs in Hamilton Center. Linda Lopez McAlister has named Like Water forCbocolateonc of the top ten best feminist films of the year: Check it out. -----------------jmmmy31, 1994


'tDI Page 12 Spring Term Tutorials Virtual New CoUege : cw College will s o on have a virtual space all its own. During th e Spring Tenn there will be a tutorial which will help t o design and implement a text based VR system for use as an infonnation system for New College and USF Sarasota students, faculty, and staf. If you are interested please talk to Lawrence Levine (Box 530, 359 8178 ) or Professor Henckell before the first meeting The fir t meeting will be Friday February 4 at 4 : 00 p m in the Open Use Computer Lab in Palmer Building A. African Americans and American Jews: TI1ere will be a tutorial offered this semester on African Americans and Ameri can jews. TI1e first module o f the course will be dedicated briefly to examining the culture of both groups. Such things as ceremonies, religion family language, and the role of women will be discussed The second module will examine the relationship between the two groups This will be an or but nexiblc tutorial with participation demanded of all participants. The group will meet once a week for two hm1rs and there will be a 6 -8 page paper for each module. For apartial reading list and m ore infom1ation, contact Brian Lumpkins, Box 143 or Pei 234 Wrlllngfor Theater: A Jf.Hting and Acting lrbrksbop: TI1e writing part of this workshop has five openings available, and the acting part has 6 to 8 openings available. TI1e goal of this das.<> is to perform student written pieces in mid April. More details about these two tutorials can be obrtained by contact ing Professor john McDiam1id or Sheila Bishop, Box 135 Photography: Contact Kim Kroflich, Box 214. Proofs and Refutations, by Inrre Lakatos: An interdisci plinary tutorial sponsored by Aron Edidin and Erini Poimenidou. We will be reading aloud Lakatos' dialogue and analyzing the text from literary philosophical, and mathemati cal perspectives For more information, contact Bill Wood Box 173, Pei 343, or 3519769 New Testament: If you want to know more about what was going on with those loaves of bread and fishes and maybe even figure out exactly when the world will come to an end, contact Rudy Hemandez, B o x 287. Pbyslcsfor Humanities Freaks: Contact Sara Steetle, Box S01. Japanese: Are you interested in a Japanese language course? Please contact Beth Dorozenski, Box 62 Em,lronmental Economics: i\ group tutorial with Professor Elion is being organized to study environmental issues and how they interface economics. Knowledge of microeconomics is a prerequisite If you are interested, please contact Anne Tazewell Box 15, 359 0145. YO!: Receive credit for helping to publish a newspape r wh os e goal is better communication between students, faculty. ad minislration university, and community. \Xe are looking for writers interested in issues including, but not limited to: New College, gender, race, class, gay/bisexual/lesbian, sports, health, fitness, world politics, movies, music (both on and of campus), conmlUnity outreach, religion, original comics etc .. 111ere is no limit on the number of people who can partici pate. just apply to Box 373. Remember to include y o ur aca of interest-if you know it. Non -students are also invited to participate. This newspaper represents you to the commu nity Get invlolved with it. Alternative Education: Contact Geoff Kurtz, Box 503, 3580232. Anarchist Tbeory: Potentials subjects include Noam Chomsky, or other contemporary radicals Radical ecology topics may also be explored. If you are interested contact Geoff Kurtz, Box 503, 358 0232. Herman MelviUe: Contact Professor Bob Knox. "Police Log" Continued from page 7 12/31-Grand theft auto and burgulary from 2 -noor Viking clothes, credit cards and money were taken Additionally, at some point from the end of Decem -ber to the beginning of january, the Sainer Music Room was broken into Approximately $2700 .00 worth of stereo equipment was stolen. The police have questioned 30 or people in the hope of finding witness. Because USF system onJy requires recording the serial numbers of an individual item if it costs over $500, the individual stereo components stolen are unidentifiable. It is hoped that a witness might come forward to help in the recovery of this property Also the student computer stolen from the publications office has been entered into the police computer system but there are presently no leads on either the thief or its ICcovey n,ere is no proof that the music room break-in and the computer theft were perpelrated by the same person, but it is a possi bility the police are considering Police also suspect that the perpetrator(s) are New College students. A suspect in the disco ball theft was questioned, but not charged because of a lack of evidence. The disco ball has not been returned. One of the glass doors to the game room was broken during ISP. An unidentified source told YO! that s / he believed it was the result of a bouncing pool ball. It will cost student over $250 to fix. There arc no suspects. Please use extra caution, lock doors, report suspi cious persons to police, secure bicycles etc. 111e number and frequency of thefts has been rising. ]amtm) 31, 1994------------------

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