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Volume V, Issue 9 O c t. 3 7 Nov. 6 1995 Profile: Ali Blanding by Graham Strouse "If you write slanderous things about me, I'll kill you," second-year Ali Blanding told me last Friday. Then she smiled "Or worse, I'll turn you over to the C I.A." Blanding s one of the few Novo Collegians who might be able to back up this threat. She's joining the army intelligence service. Blanding, 19, is sworn in, signed on and ready to be shipped off to Texas for eight weeks of basic training next July. From there, she moves on to the Defense Foreign Language Institute for as much as 78 weeks of intensive language training Assuming she survives she gets assigned a position in either cryptology or diplo macy and a Top Secret security clearance Blanding s dalliance with the army began with a traumatic experience at Financial Aid When she returned to school this fall, Blanding discovered that her "full scholarship wasn t quite so full as she thought. She had to come up with around $1,500 "Shell only pays five dollars an hour," she said, "and I can't file as an independent because my parents claim me as a dependent for tax purposes. Blanding, you see, is very out-of-state She's from Bow, New Hampshire, a small town of 4,500 residents wedged between CONTINUE D ON PAGE 2 INSIDE NC: We Came for the Sports ...... 4 Klezmer! Wow!. ............. 4 The Foundation. . . . .5 Another Computer s Missing. . 6 Americans' Lack of Sex Appeal. 7 PCPs Then and Now ............ 8 9 Main Street Merchandise ..... .... 10 Special Free Issue!" PCP SHUT DOWN AFTER NON-STUDENT STRIKES OFFICER by Ke n Burruss and Kate Fink Friday night s Halloween PCP was temporarily shut down while Univer sity and Sarasota Police attempted to clear uninvited non-students from the campus. That action followed disturbances by a few dozen non-students, including an attack on a UPD officer by a teenager. According to UPD Sergeant Paul Shideler, a male teenage non-student threw a full beer can at UPD Sergeant Warren McCue in Palm Court at about 2 :00AM. The can struck McCue in his kidney. UPD Officer Hans Resch, who saw the non-student throw the can, attempted to arrest him and had to wrestle him to the ground. Four UPD officers, Henrietta Lange, Harvey St. John, Resch and McCue, brought the suspect to the campus police station. They were fol lowed by a crowd of non-students, who were yelling at the officers and demand ing he be let go. The exact size of the crowd cannot be determined. Second-year student and RA Chris Frost, who o b served the crowd, said there were between 20 and 30 people. Shideler reported the crowd size to be between 40 and 60. Shideler also put the ages of the non students between 14 and 20. Fourth-year Patrick De nny, an organizer of the PCP, said the large number of young non-stude n ts was d u e to a PCP band, Homeland, advertising in local high schools. "That's the reason all those 15-year-olds were here," he said. "They [Homeland] told me they pestered in Sarasota High School a n d Booker High School," said third-year Jake Small, who helped coordinate the PCP bands. They didn't ask me whether it was okay." The crowd gathered outside the police station after the teenager was taken Both Frost and Shideler confirmed C O NTINUED ON P AGE 2 SEX AND THE INTERNET by Rachae l L ininger If you do anything illegal with your New College Internet account, you can be referred to Student Affairs for disciplinary action-up to and including expulsion. The problem is, legal issues become confused when applied to a worldwide community connected by fiber optics. A panel discussed the legal and ethical concerns of Internet users with students, faculty, and staff on Wednesday, October 25. Featured were Duff Cooper, Directo r of Campus Computing; David Mullins, alumnus and mathematics professor; Jennifer Herdt, ethics/religion professor; Emily Leinfuss, a local writer on techno logical issues; and Ted Curtis, an attorney for USF who works on computer prob lems. Curtis stressed that, "techno l ogy is a hundred years ahead of the law ... we are just making it up as we go along," and points out that many of the people making and interpreting what few l ega l guidelines there are, "don't know how to tum on a calculator, much less a computer." Central Florida law-which governs USF-Tampa and therefore New College-states that the administrator of a network is respon sible for w h at the users do with it, meaning that if a New College student breaks the law using his or her account, the University could be held r espo n sible. The law is also why administrators like Cooper are worried about what students do. "I don't want to be respon sible," he said. In Florida, it's a first C O NTINUED ON PA GE 3
2 The Catalyst Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 1995 BLANDING FROM PAGE 1 Concorde and Manchester. "My parents own the Bow Bog," she said. The Bow Bog has cranberries and beavers in it. That's how they know it's a bog. In need of money and not interested in returning to Bow for a life of cranberry picking, Blanding picked up an army reserve packet from the Financial Aid office. She called Uncle Sam and the Army sent a couple of recruiters to and dine her. They took her to lunch at Taco Bell. Uncle Sam might never have gotten closer than that were it not for the fact that the recruiters took the time to look over her high school and college transcripts. They noticed she had languages. Lots of languages. Blanding has six years of Spanish, three years of Greek, and a semester each of Latin and Modern Greek. She's also taking Russian. They asked her if she wanted to go full-time. At first, she balked, but the recruiters kept on plying her with burritos and sweet talk. Army reservists don't get very good assignments, they told her and the Department of Defense Language School is, according to Blanding, "pretty much the premier foreign language school in the country." All branches of the military foreign service, the diplomatic service, and the U.N., train there. General Editor lien Zazueta-Audirac Managing Editor Kate Fink Staff Writers Dan Berke, Evan Greenlee, Matthew Grieco, Rachael Lininger, Amanda Loos, James Reffell, Graham Strouse, and Rocky Swift Layout Kelly Nichols Matthew Spitzer Business Managers Sara Foley Ken Burruss Computer Guy Steve Wilder Contributors James Todd Bryan Lumpkins "In the end, that was the ultimate draw for me," she said. Blanding took the Army's lan guage aptitude battery. The Army uses this test to assess the abilities of budding linguists before they assign them to a language. Blanding tested high enough for Mandarin Chinese. If that language is scheduled for next year, that's what she'll be trained in. Otherwise, it' II be Russian, Korean, or Arabic. "I hear Korean's pretty easy," she said. All told, Blanding's committed for a four-year tour of duty with the Army, including her training. In return, the army gives her $14,500 from the the G.l. Fund, and either a $5,000 cash bonus or $30,000 more towards college. Her education itself will cost the army $260,000, including the $60,000 they have to spend to hire two Federal agents to do a background check on her. She still has to pass her security check. She met with the Head of Security Personnel for the Southeast last weekend. "He's a very frightening man," Blanding said. "I like him. He's very nice. He's very scary." Blanding doesn't know whether she'll stay in the Army after her first tour or not"If I like it, I might stay with it. It's in my field." It's gotta beat cranberry picking in Bow. SHUT-DOWN FROM PAGE 1 that the crowd was yelling taunts at the officers and trying to provoke them. Shideler stated that the non-students were also pointing and throwing coins at officers. At one point, Shideler reached out to grab one of the non-students in the front of the crowd, but the person moved back and away from the station. Frost said that he and Assistant Resident Counselor Tracie Merritt were called to the station by Shideler, who informed them that the police would be temporarily shutting down the party to clear out the non-students. Students were asked by word of mouth to go to their rooms or Hamilton Center until the PCP was started up again. The PCP was halted around 2:30 AM with the shut down of music. Shideler stated that the PCP was shut down for up to forty-five minutes, while some students say the PCP did not start again until 4:00 AM. The PCP ended sometime after 7:00 AM. Four officers from Sarasota Police were called in to assist with the action. Shideler said that Sarasota Police, "took no action. They remained on the sidelines for possible back-up but weren't used." The police cleared Palm Court, then the Pei courts, then Hamilton Center CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE The Catalyst is available on the World Wide Web at http://www.sar. usf.edu/ -catalyst/index.html Direct submissions and inquiries to: The Catalyst Box 75, 5700 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34243 or email@example.com Submissions may also be placed in the Catalyst box marked "Letters to the Editor/ Contributions." (In the Student Gov't. Boxes next to Barbara Berggren's office) Letters to the Editor should be no more than 250 words. Contributions may range in length from 250-500 words. Submissions should be labeled as either a letter to tbe editor or a contribution and include name and contact information. No anonymous submissions will be accepted. Submissions should be received by 5:00PM Friday in order to appear in the following week's issue. The Catalyst reserves the right to edit submmissions for reasons of space or grammar. Sponsored by Maria Vesperi and Dean Michalson
The Catalyst Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 1995 3 SHUT-DOWN FROM PAGE 1 and finally the parking lots before allowing the PCP to continue. Shideler said he had two reasons for temporarily stopping the PCP and clearing Palm Court. The first was to separate the crowds to more easily identify non-students. The second reason was to prevent violence by non-students against students. Frost was not sure there would have been violence between the two groups. "I kind of think if the cops took a less aggressive stance, New College students and townies would've gotten along fine." Frost did know some students who had been bothered by non-students. So did Dana Byrd, a third-year student. Byrd said, "Personally, I didn't have any problems," but knew friends in, "smaller costumes who were made uncomfortable." The suspect was released later into the custody of his parents. INTERNET FROM PAGE I degree misdemeanor to send child pornography over the Internet, which someone can do easily through their virtu account or even more easily-and anonymously-through World Wide Web browsers such as Netscape. On the national level, Congress is currently debating a bill that both forbids transmit ting any pornography over the Internet and holds service providers responsible for anything that goes over their ma chine. While he noted that the potential bill was practically unenforceable, Curtis said it was "scary." The legal standard for pornogra phy appeals to contemporary community standards, and is difficult to apply to a community as broad and diverse as the Internet. It was questioned whether students under the age of eighteen should be allowed to have Internet accounts without parental permission; but they would still have access to Netscape, which does not require an account. Another major question put before the panel was that of copyright. Curtis explained that if something is published in print before putting it on the Internet-and you can prove it-you own the copyright. "Publishing" can be as simple as mailing it to yourself through the postal service or selling it cheap to a few friends. However, if its first appearance is on the Internet, there is no proof that you were the author, no one can guarantee you have copyright, and the document is considered to be in the public domain (meaning that it can be used and enjoyed by everyone freely). Digital signatures aren't accepted copyright regulations. Also, it should be noted that software piracy is copyright infringement. Privacy is an important issue on the Internet today. The public records law in Florida (commonly called the Sunshine Law) states that the public has a right to see anything and everything done by a public institution, including a state university. That clearly makes faculty and staff email public record. While the status of student email is more confusing, first year Jon Cooper noted, "it's not your computer, not your network, not your drive space. If you're dumb enough to spell it out in plain-text, you deserve to have it read." If your mail was encrypted, the law can require you to decrypt it if necessary. Anyone with administrative access to the network-here that means Duff Cooper, his bosses in Tampa, and thesis student Lawrence Levine-can read anything on your account. USF is currently developing a policy that says that any work done on USF computers is public record; if this policy is adopted, anyone could go to the Jaw office, make a public records request, pay the retrieval fee, and read your files. The only files that would be exempt would be those written on paper-for example, employee or student evaluations. While Curtis says his office feels this is "ridiculous," they are only a small part of the committee discussing this policy. No one knows how the Internet will evolve. Leinfuss noted, "I spoke with Netscape [corporation] and they won't even predict, past a year, what will happen." While the Internet is still "deeply rooted in fun," as Mullins said, businesses are getting more and more involved. Leinfuss explained that the largest-growing sector of the Internet is vertical-market communities, like ''The Well" (Whole Earth 'Lectronic Link) in Palo Alto. For now, though, Curtis wants Internet users at New College to remember that "we are watching because the law says we have to watch." World OUTSIDE THE IVORY TOWER Former Haitian President Emile Jonassaint, the military-backed judge who surrendered his rule to a U.S.-led diplo matic delegation in July 1994, died last Tuesday at 82. Jonassaint's reluctance to surrender power before a multinational force led by the U.S. almost provoked a military invasion. President Clinton spoke in favor of Canada remaining a united country last Wednesday. Clinton said a united Canada has been "an incredibly important and constructive citizen throughout the entire world." Citizens of Quebec vote this weel. on whether to secede from Canada. National A speeding commuter train hit a school bus outside Chicago last Wednes day. Seven high school students died frorr. the accident, and more than two dozen were injured. The driver was blocked from moving off the tracks by a red light that failed to turn green, safety investiga tors said. The driver was a fill-in and unfamiliar with the route. A gunman opened fire on soldiers at Fort Bragg, North Carolina last Friday morning, killing one and wounding 14 others. A military spokesman said the suspect, a soldier assigned to the base, is in custody and is being questioned. Military officials don't know what the motive was for the attack. Jury selection in rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg's murder trial has begun and defense lawyers are expected to attack police credibility, just as in the O.J. Simpson case. Johnnie Cochran, who helped win Simpson's acquittal this month, represents one of the rapper's two co-defendants accused of killing a man in a drive-by shooting. State/Local The Florida Supreme Court is allowing the STOP amendment to the Florida constitution-a proposal to force most prisoners to serve at least 85% of their sentences-to go before voters in November. A similar law went into effect October 1, but a constitutional amend ment will require a statewide referendum to be changed.
4 The Catalyst Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 1995 THERE ARE SPORTS AT NEW COLLEGE? by Evan Greenlee When you talk about sports and New College in the same sentence, the two mix like oil and water. Yet, New College students play a lot of sports. New College has its own way of looking at sports: sports are a friendly sort of thing with hardly any sort of competition. A couple of things to keep in mind: it doesn't matter if you can't catch a football or throw a frisbee straight. All you need is a desire to have some fun and get a little exercise in the process. o commitment is required; basketball is not going to be on your contract. If you only show up every once in a while, no one will think les of you. One of New College's longest traditions is softball, well into it's eleventh year. The team calls themselves the Bones and this year they have an 8-5 record. With one game left this season, they are bound for the playoffs. The team is made up of alums, staff, faculty, and a few students. Even Dean and Warden Gordon E. "Mike" Michalson and Director of Housing and Student Affairs Mark Johnson play This season is almost over; the next will start in late January If you are interested, s how up for practice, Wednesdays at 5:30 on the softball field behind the Fitness Center. The team plays in a county league for men only. In the past, there have been women's teams. Biking is not treated as much of a sport (except on an individual basis). If you are tired of just the scenery between your dorm room and the library a small group makes weekly treks. If you are interested, show up at the library at about 8:15A.M. on Mondays and Fridays or 2:00 P.M. on Wednesdays. The rides are usually 10 to 15 miles, so bring an extra water bottle. Some may find it hard to believe that Novo Collegians play football. Every Tuesday at 6:00P.M. at the soccer fields, also behind the Fitness Center. It's two hand touch so you need not get worried about getting battered and bruised. For those soccer enthu iasts, there is a pickup game every Wednesday at 4:00P.M. in the large field between Sudakoff and First Court. If you show up KLEZMANIA STRIKES CAMPUS by Rocky Swift The lively sounds of the New Or leans Klezmer All-.Stars last Friday night in Palm Court made the weekend fun again. The band played their unique varia tions on traditional klezmer music to over 100 students and townspeople. Kayla Drogosz headed the effort to bring the All-Stars to New College, using Student Affairs Co unci I funds in conjunc tion with help from HilleVJudaica Studies, and the Jewish Identity Federation. Klezrner, which means "vessels of song," is a traditional type of Jewish folk music, but the All-Stars combine different ele ments to create their distinctive sound. "It's kind of Yiddish funk," said guitarist Jonathan Freilich. "Ethnic grunge," he continued with a smirk. Freilich explained that that the band's mu sic uses Jewish melodies but incorporates elements from America and Eastern Eu rope. "We throw in a lot of New Orleans things," he said. "We're not really trying to be a tra ditional klezmer band," said saxophonist Ben Ellman. The band plays mainly in clubs, but also perform for groups from schools, re ceptions, and bar mitzvahs. "It's secular music," Freilich explained. Ellman jokingly added: "It takes a lot of money for us to play 'Hava Nagila."' "We're the youngest and loudest klezmer band in the country," said Ellman. The average age of the Klezmer All-Stars is 25. Ellman and Freilich are the only Jewish band members. Other members include Arthur Kastler on bass, Robert Wagner on clarinet, and Stanton "Bam Bam" Moore on drums. The Klezmer All Stars also feature accordion player Glenn Hartman and violinist Rick Perles, who did not travel on the band's current tour of Florida and Georgia. On Saturday, the band held a work shop in the Fishbowl and jammed with students. After selling CDs and T-shirts, the New Orleans Klezmer All-Stars loaded up their van and took their distinctive sound up to Tampa. a little late and nobody is there; try the soccer fields. Those who don't like all the running may head off to the Fitness Center to pump some iron Weight lifting, however, is not a group activity. The only thing they do as a group is go to dinner every couple of weeks for BBQ. There an no women currently in this group, though Wolff Bowden, second-year student, said they "are welcome to join." Ultimate Frisbee is evolving into an art here. They play every Saturday at 3:30P.M. in front of Hamilton Center. There are also common pickup games around 5:00P.M. each evening. "Throw ing a frisbee around is fun. People do that with their dog, so it's got to be fun," fifth year Dan O'Brien said. This is only a small sampling of the sports offered at New College. If your favorite game isn't here it probably being played somewhere around campus. Ask around; someone probably knows someone who plays it. By the way, are there any cricket players out there? PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS COMING SOON by Amanda Loos For those who dream of becoming New College Student Alliance President, the chance is quickly approaching. Elections will be held November 20, the Monday before Thanksgiving. The President is responsible for representing the students of New College in relevant matters and occa sions, implementing motions passed by councils and assemblies, and preparing an outline for the NCSA budget, among other duties. To become a candidate, interested students must be nominated by a petition, signed by fifty of their dearest and closest fellow students. These should be submitted to the soon-to-be appointed Supervisor of Elections between Friday, November 10, and Friday, November 17. The new President will assume the position the following Monday. The term l asts for one year. Consult the recently distributed NCSA Constitution for more information.
The Catalyst Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 1 995 5 THE PEOPLE WHO GIVE US MONEY by Matthew Grieco only does the Foundation regularly meet The Foundation s importance has The private New College of yore its goals, but it also funds about $250 000 not only been confined to direct program still exists. in scholarships annually, as well as several support "We ve also played a major role In 1975, it changed its name and endowed chairs and professorships. Last in construction and land acquisition, says its president and its offices now take up year the total amount of the Foundat i on 's Heiser. Since the early 1980s the Foundaone floor of one building, but the support of New College was slightly over tion has been instrumental in the concorporation founded in the sixties $2 million. struction of Sudakoff center, Cook persists. This year, say s the General "if Library, and Caples Fine Arts Complex. "The Foundation is the follow-on all goes as planned, we will provide Currently, the Foundation is working to organization of New College, Inc.," says approximately $3 million. secure private funding for a new residence General Rolland V Heiser, President of There wasn t always so much joy in hall, and an addition to the new science the New College Foundation, r------------___::....._ ___ :::.......:; ___ _..:.._..., building. b 11 h d I H NMC.IJ,gtF.u.d.rtJJ111,/N.. egmmng a we re earse ExPENomrus 1980_1995 Lands acquired by the presentation destined to test the Foundation include the Zion s limits of my note-taking ability 110 restaurant property (the restaurant and make me left-handed for the was demolished earlier this rest of the day. Our interview is m month) the Viking motel property professional; Heiser treats me as and 28 acres of the Crosley Estate if I am a prospective donor, even 1'09'""'s""""" New College students taking the time to present to me -F ........ "".__. tend to be most aware of the a slide show. His more affluent Foundation's presence during its visitors are the normal audience gala fund-raising events such as for this exclusive screening, and the Action Auction when the it's all a part of how he sells the majority of us are locked out of outside world on us hippie ao as az a3 'M as a6 87 88 89 '9<> '91 '92 '93 9 '95 our beloved Hamilton Center. freaks. In 1975, when the merger with the University of South Florida took place, the New College Trustees changed their name to New College Foundation, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation which remains independent of the State University System. According to the terms of the merger, the State continues to run the campus and provide funding for the college, but only to the same extent that it would for other branches of USF. The Foundation's responsibility, says Heiser, is to "provide the differential to keep the New College concept." And a critical responsibility it is. Consider the terms of this year's grant agreement between the Foundation and USF, according to the Foundation's annual independent audit: "The Founda tion has budgeted to provide $720,050 in the form of a grant toward the academic program of New College ... for the 1995-1996 academic year. If the Founda tion is unsuccessful in fulfilling this obligation, the special New College program will be reduced in scope or terminated Thanks to the General and his staff, however, we're in little danger. Not Mud ville, however. When Heiser came to the Foundation in May of 1979, the Foundation was within three weeks of closing, and New College was in dire straits. Then Heiser took the helm. "With a great deal of luck and hard work," he says "we were able to keep the Foundation from closing and were able to grow the Foundation to the point where we instill financial agreement." In the time since then, the numbers for the Foundation have only looked up. During his slide presentation, Heiser shows me a graph of the Foundation s expenses over the past fifteen years "I'm especially proud of this one," he says, explaining that while program support for New College has risen from $500,000 to over $2 million since 1980, the Foundation's own administrative and fund-raising expenses have stayed constant, totalling only about half a million dollars during each year in the same period of time. Currently, 86% of the Foundation's funds go directly to New College. Heiser says he is also proud of how much more competitive the admissions process is now, compared to the early days of the Foundation. Other events include the Fashion Show and Clam Bake. Says Heiser, "Our events, which make all the flashy headlines, only account for 4% of the total income. Of course they bring recognition to the college, which leads to other kinds of contributions ... We look to donations from local citizens ... we seek annual giving from parents We are very strong on seeking funds from national corpora tions and national foundations." Overall, 40% of the Foundation's income comes from donations from the public, 15% from state matching funds, 19% from direct state funding, 22% from investment income, and 4% from events. In closing, the General summa rizes: "The mission of the New College Foundation is to fund the quality and excellence of New College. And a key point is: what we fund is added to, and not a substitution for, funding that should rightly be provided by the state. I feel very strongly about that point. I feel very strongly we should fund the quality, not the operation. That philo ophy also makes it easier for us to make money ... quality in education is a thing that people are interested in."
6 The Catalyst Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 1995 by Steve Wilder thesis students repair their theses due to process. WriteNow is a nice program, but Hundreds of years ago monks toiled endlessly at their desks, transcrib ing literature with only pen and ink by the dim light of a candle Fortunately today we have word processors. For this Silicon Jungle, I present the lowdown on the word proces ing applications most used in the Publications Office, their pluses and minuses and the ones Word's weird page-format schemes, and a your paper might be the next to go, so good twenty hours were lost in the prostep lightly cess, not to mention hair and sanity. Word ClarisWorks: Best o' Both Worlds has too many features for short papers, The Excalibur of the Publications and it s not built to handle long papers Office word processors, ClarisWorks is Keep away from it. sleek, trim, and powerful. It combines the r---8 U..:..R_L_Y....;..._S I T E O F_T_H_E_W_E_E_K---, power of Mi c rosoft Word with the simplicity of WriteNow to create a truly http:/ /mtv. COm/ effective word processing environ I recommend Microsoft Word: Demon in the Ma chine This week the site is MTV Online. Yes, I know, it is MTV, but the layout is very slick, and you can down load QuickTime snippets of Aeon Flux, The Maxx, The Head, and (gasp) Beavis and Butt head cartoons It can be slow, but check it out. ment. Not to say that it is perfect, of course: there are some tasks that could use some improvement, such as adding page numbers to your document, and the file conversion extensions could be Touted as the world s most popular word processor," Microsoft Word is also the world s heftiest word '------------------._.J enhanced. In all, however, processor. Starting up the program takes a good minute or so, and rows of confus ing itty bitty icons greet the user when the program finally opens. Changing something as simple as a margin or a tab becomes impossible in the Microsoft uni verse ; one wrong turn and your thesis could plunge into the depths of Format Hell. Three words on Microsoft Word: Don t Use It. It s slow, bloated, and pos sibly migraine-causing. Last year, I had to help at least three or four New College WriteNow: C ount your Blessings The most popular word processor is probably WriteNow. It has a easy-to-fig ure-out interface, much simpler than Word's icon excess. It s also quite a bit faster than Word, and formatting the paper to your liking won't require a contract with Cthulhu. However, for as yet-undetermined reasons, WriteNow sometimes decides to corrupt certain files at random. Some Pub lications Office users have had their pa pers damaged, and have lost pages in the i s easy to use it can do just about any thing you d want it to do and it has the lowest probability of ruining or losing your paper. The new version has just been in stalled on the Pub Office computers, and this version adds many new functions to ClarisWorks already impressive lineup. Also perhaps most importantly it won t corrupt your thesis. Use it. Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Drop a note in Box 594, or E-mail the Mac Daddy at firstname.lastname@example.org HANSON 11 HARRY 11 MISSING ,----S t u-d -e-n -t 0-f f__, by Kate Fink A computer valued at approximately $2000 was missing from a Hanson teaching lab Saturday afternoon. Third-year Charles Lewis discovered the computer, known as Harry, was missing at 2:50 P.M Lewis and Josh Heling, also a third year had set up Harry as a student-run LINUX server University Police would not classify the computer as "stolen" at the time this article went to press, since Assistant Professor of Mathemat ics David Mullins, who oversees work done on Harry, had not reported it. Mullins was out of town when Lewis discovered the computer missing. UPD Sergeant Eugene 0' Casio wou l d not comment on the computer's disappearance. Lewis and Heling said it was unlikely a non-student could have taken the computer. Harry was in a locked room in the Hanson Natura l Sciences wing, which requires a punch code to enter on weekends "Al legedly the room was limited to computer science students ... in practice, a lot more people had keys-thanks to informal d u p l ication, and a gener ally lax attitude about such things," Lewis said. "Harry represented well over six months of work by Josh, and my self," Lewis said Heling added that Harry contained "at least one thesis, and a few tutorials Buy S ell Trade Use d ... ........ j .... '""'=-O P i Rare ',1!-t- ...,o "'(t c u a J o 'l Downtown Sarasota 1488 Main St. Sarasota, FL 34236 U.S. A. Monday-Satu r day 1 0 :00 A.M.-6 : 00 P.M. (813)36 6 -13 7 3 U)OKINH J 70U A IUDE IIOIIE 'l'IIIS 'I'HANUSGIVINJ? IHUVINJ AN)) lVANT Hn.ns TO Y01 J CO!UANY? D ro p a note i n T he Cata lyst's "General S t uff" bo x by Barbara B erggre n 's office, and w e'll hel p y ou get there!
The Catalyst Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 1995 7 WHY AMERICANS AREN'T SEXY by James Reffell When a Glaswegian visited New College, some two years ago he was an instant hit especially with the ladies There was someth i ng about his Scottish accent that drove even the most reserved New College females into throes of Caledonian ecstasy. I ran in to him the other day and as we were reminiscing about his antics I wondered why Ameri cans don t receive the same treatment here For some reason, American accents just don t conjure up a romantic image in the minds of the Brits In fact I've grown to dread some of the images the U.S. does inspire. For start ers when a new acquaintance realises I'm from the States, no matter who the person is, no matter how polite, eventually they all get around to asking the same Big Question: "So what do you think about the O.J Simpson trial? At this point I usually, with a pained expression and a few barely stifled sobs explain that the subject is a very sen sitive one for Americans and I'd prefer not to talk about it in public. At first, I actually tried to answer seriously but after a few attempts at explaining the history of race relations i.n the U.S.in the five minutes between lectures -I gave up. When asked where in the U S I'm from, I get different results depending on how I answer. If I say that I'm originally from Washington D C., there s either a comment about Seattle followed by a quick geography lesson, or a vague Isn t that where they shoot people all the time?" The more informed also make snide comments about mayors and crack If I say that I'm going to school in Aorida people get quite excited Every body in Britain, it seems has visited Florida. Either Disneyworld, or Miami which gets us back to the shoot people" th i ng as Miami thugs have made a name for themselves internationally for offing tourists, mostly German or British A guy I met in a pub last night actually said to me: Miami yeah a friend of mine was killed while visiting Miami a few years ago." Now there's a conversation stopper What do I say to that? "Oh I'm sorry I'll go down to Possil and see if I can get mugged, just to even things out." Both the Miami reaction and the O.J Simpson trial were my clues to the real reason the U S. has no romantic con notations here. To paraphrase Bob Dole, it's all television s fault. Every time I've gone into the TV room in my Hall, they've either been CAREER CENTER Thes. Oct. 31 2:00-3:00 P.M. Harvard Divinity School, HC-Fishbowl Thurs. Nov. 2 5 :00P. M. Applying to Graduate School, PME-213 watching Beverly Hills 90210, Melrose Place Letterman American Gladiators, or somesuch The biggest crowds of course, are drawn to the most significant icon of Americana in the eyes of the world: Baywatch Baywatch is, as everybody knows, the most watched show world-wide. Upon reflection, I decided that what global audi ences are really looking for is choice glimpses of David Hasslehoff s hairy chest. Or maybe not. Now, there are quite a few British accents of various flavors on U.S. screens. But in our case, Britain tends to be either associated with Monty Python or Master piece Theatre-reinforcing the notion of your typical Brit as both hysterically funny and sexy in an uptight and very proper way Scotland calls up Sean Connery, and therefore funny and sexy in a misogynistic, balding way. Whereas an image based on Melrose Place I shudder to think. The tide of perception may be turn ing, however The new archetypal Brit-in the eyes of the American public-has re cently taken a turn for the worse. I have a feeling that if my Scottish friend returned to the States now, many potential suitors would think of Hugh Grant. And laugh. Thurs. Nov. 2 7:30P.M. School for International Training -Dwight Call, HC-Fishbowl Mon Nov. 6 5:00P.M. Interviewing Skills Workshop, PME-213 Thes. Nov. 7 12:00 P.M. Resume Writing & Cover Letter, PMD-219 Wed. Nov. 8 5:00-6:30 P.M. University of Miami Law School, HC-Fishbowl National Science Foundation: NSF Graduate Fellowships and Minority Graduate Fellowships are available during 1996-97 with a $14,000 stipend These Fellowships are intended for students at or near the beginning of their graduate study in science, mathematics, or e n g i neering. Application deadline is November 6, 1995. James Madison Memoria l Fellowship Foundation: A fellowship, worth up to $24,000, in each state for master's leve l graduate study of t he framing, principles, and history of the Consti t ution by current and prospective secondary sc h ool teachers of American history, American govenmen t and social studies. Application deadline is February 15, 1996 The Arg u s Foundation-Internship Op p ortunit y : A local p u blic policy organization that represents area business and professional interests in the community is looking for an mtem. This year's focus will b e on ed u catio nal issues. World Net Communications-Internship Opportunity: Create Internet home pages on WWW for clients. Looking for someone who has a basic knowledge of Internet operations, fami l iarity with Windows, and a good capacity for learning. You will be taught how home pages are created and will be provided all the necessary resources. Twenty hours per week, but can include evenings and weekends. For additional information on all of the above opportunities, stop in the Career Resource Center, PME-119.
8 The Catalyst Oct. 31 -Nov. 6, 1995 BLAME IT ON THE GNOMES by Graham Strouse Two years ago this Halloween, I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by gnomes. Gnomes. Gnomes and ghosts. Prophecies of doom. Apocalypse with a big "A". Two years ago this Halloween, a sizeable minority of this campus' more excitable population became convinced that the world was going to end. One faction suggested it would end with a bang-Second Court would split open, demons would stream forth from then second-year Paul Jaeger's refrigerator; the skies would fall, etc, etc. The whimper faction subscribed to the Long-Term Apocalypse Theory-that the end of the world began during World War I, and well, it was just a matter of time. Then there were the gnomes, the red-capped custodians of the netherworld biding their time on the Ringling Estate until the time came to clean up after wards. New College's flirtation with That Which Lays Beyond the Pale began a couple weeks before PCP weekend, 1993. It involved a wan, doe-eyed ex-student, her mother, four Novo Collegiate ghostbusters, and a nasty house spirit from the netherworld. The aforementioned ex-student, L., grew up in Bethlehem, a washed-out Bavarian steel town in Northeast Pennsyl vania that provided Billy Joel's original inspiration for his song "Allentown." L. grew up in Bethlehem watching her mother grow progressively more paranoid and delusional. Eventually, her parents divorced and her father moved out. She began to have dreams: dreams in which she was floating over pits of hell, stuff like that. Once, she saw an ash tray rise up in the air and explode. L. transferred to New College from Penn State in the Fall of 1993. She stayed a few weeks, then left for financia l reasons. When she came back to visit that October, she let her story slip. *** The Friday before P.C.P., a caravan set off for Bethlehem to do a little spiritual house cleaning. There were four of them: R., a student of Christian theology; A., the daughter of a dowser (someone who finds things by extrasen sory means); C., a spirit medium; and T., a hairy Celtic magkian. They forgot the proton packs, but they did bring a New Scofield Study Bible. The ghostbusters arrived at L. 's house Saturday evening, visualized a field of white light surrounding the house to make sure the spirit wouldn't just bug off to one of the neighbors and went to work. R. read out-loud from a Bible and our heroes asked the spirit to leave. The pages yellowed and rippled before his eyes as if they'd been exposed to great age or dry heat. They took this as a "No." *** Back at Ranch Apocalypse (a.k.a. Palm Court), the P.C.P. raged under a full moon. Someone used fire-breathing R.A. Jeff Pittman's grain alcohol to bum a couch in Palm Court. Rain fell. The P.C.P moved into Ham Center where a great many hysterical people wandered around wide-eyed, convinced the end was near. Some were sober. As Joe Bauder put it, "I realized that the PCP was the Apocalypse." Actually, Joe, who is now a fourth year, began to have premonitions of doom the night before. He visited Jeremy Collins at the burger joint he worked at to share his revelation. According to Joe, Jeremy glued his eyes to the burner and said, "You just gotta understand, I'm just flipping the fries, flippin' the fries." Prophets of Doom abounded on Saturday. "People were getting updates," said Joe, "things were getting wierd ... We were talking sabout Maya n Calendars," he added. *** The ghostbusters engaged the enemy room-by-room, filling each with white light as they slowly backed the spirit into the master bedroom. The temperature dropped, breath misted the air. Eventually, the ghost broke and ra n That brings us back to the gnomes. As the group was about to leave, R. noticed out of the corner of his eye a tiny red-capped head. It swiveled and disap peared. R. turned around and saw another muncbkin-a two foot high woman with a broom. She waved. The woman, ex plained T., was a gnome he'd bribed to keep house with a libation of wine, milk, and honey. When the gbostbusters returned on Monday, their story spread like acne. Ghostbusting became a fad. One group began to poke around Caples trying to drive out the spirit of some irritable spirit that upposedly once belonged to one of Ringling brothers' bayside sacrifice victims. Another faction gathered in the student government office to discuss the falling of the heavens. This was the group that announced that the Apocalypse was in Paul's second court fridge. This notion appealed to me, actually. First, because I lived in Third Court, and Second, because Paul gets these really great muppet like expressions when disturbed, and having a demon lurking amidst his feta cheese would no doubt prove disturbing. Joe dowsed with T., the Celtic magician, and I participated in a ritual designed to ward off one of the psychic assaults of the Cap l es critter. Did I mention that there's a ley line running parallel to, and just in front of Third Court? And those gnomes were everywhere-down at College Hall, on the Ringling Estate. I suspect they were laughing at us. Actually, the P.C.P. of the Apoca lypse was rather entertaining, in a spooky sort of way. Joe agreed: "I was letting myself get into the hysteria because it was fun at the time, because everything took on this air of ultimate drama ... It was great. I felt completely alive." One more thing, I did take a gander at the that Bi b le t hat L.'s B ethlehem house-ghost d eface d It be l ongs to t h ird year Christie Crowell (nee Guy). The worst damage is in Ephesians 6, on page 1241, near a passage u n derlined in b l ack bal l -point ink that reads "For o u r strugg l e i s not against fles h and blood, but against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and agains t the spiritual forces of ev i l in the heaven l y realms." Ho, Horat i o
The Catalyst Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 1995 9 DISORGANIZED DEBAUCHERY by Rocky Swift I woke up Sunday morning sticky and sore with a mild headache and the torturous thir t of alcohol-induced dehydration. One would think that those signs would indicate a successful Hallow een Palm Court Party. If your definition of a satisfactory PCP is a lot of people in costume getting intoxicated, this one made the grade. Fourth-years Patrick Denny and John "Roman" Romanski organized this year's festivities, which featured a pirate motif. The Student Affairs Council kicked in some money for decorations and stuff, including a loan to pay fort-shirts sold for fund-raising. T-shirt hocking was put off until the day before the PCP, as was about everything else. PCP had the usual warm-up activities: pumpkin carving, a treasure hunt, decorating, etc. In Palm Court, a cleverly-produced cellophane pirate ship was swollen with air; the whole vessel looked like it was stung by a bee. Bands began playing around 7:00P.M. in Hamilton Center because the Jack of a noise permit precluded them from playing outside. The first keg of the night was also in Ham Center Luckily, Officer St. John vigilantly sat near the keg so as to protect it from thirsty kids. By II :00 P.M., it looked like a PCP. New College folks received blue wrist bands while townsfolk paid five bucks for yellow bands. Beer and punch began to flow, and the PCP was in full swing by 12. At some point, I took a bite of someone's cactus sandwich. It tasted very bad. I was talking to a friend when I noticed the heat and light of someone breathing fire near Second Court. The firebreather was a nice touch to the party; it reminded me of Ricky "the Dragon" Steamboat who would spew flame before his matches in the World Wrestling Federation. Perhaps it was that memory that induced me to later leap off the wall at second-year Hugo Brown with the flying body press. Maybe it was the punch. Around 2:30A.M., things turned ugly. [See related article o n page 1.] By the time the music started again around 4:00A.M., it was a changed PCP. It had the feel of a pathetic, lifeless Rocky sequel. Lacking the locals, the PCP had become the size of a large Wall. Even the costumes had disappeared as chillier weather compelled folk to bundle up, and made me think again about my scanty He-Man outfit. As to epitomize the indifference to the revital ized festivities, someone had lazily tapped the keg on the back of a truck and thrown a couple bags of ice on it. Nobody was watching, nobody was serving, nobody was drinking, nobody cared. I hopped on the bed of the truck and served myself one last time before going to bed. saw some activity over in Sudakoff. There was a Halloween party for deaf children. I went in to check it out and to mooch off their food. I wasn't really hungry, but it is important to take advantage of the gener o ity of others. Sudakoff was full of decorations and carnival games. I watched some kid do a lame magic trick while I ate pizza and drank apple cider. (Most of the following story is a lie.) A man approached and asked if he could help me. I could tell he didn't really want to help me; he wanted to know why a freeloading college student was eating all the deaf kids' food. I panicked and gesticulated wildly in improvised ASL, which must have looked like I was batting away invisible mosquitos. The man stared at me for a moment, and then walked away out of pity, as I probably appeared to be stuttering in sign. I decided to cut my losses and leave, but not before grabbing another slice of pumpkin pie. As I exited, the experience made me think. Here was another way of celebrating Halloween, with loving, attentive parents and volunteers helping hearing-impaired children dre sup, play games, and have a good time. It was then that the true meaning of Halloween PCP dawned on me. It's a time that New College students can prove to themselves and the world that on any given night, we can sink as low as anyone into senseless drunken, drug ridden hedonism. This PCP was a little disappointing, but it had some bright spots such as the firebreather, the quiet room, the treasure hunt, and the decor. If any lesson is to be learned from this PCP, it is that true depravity must be carefully planned in advance to ensure a good time. The scene Sunday morning was typically bleak. The ship, chris t ened USS Debauch, was wrecked, and the once impressive water serpent sculpture was in pieces. As I came out of the Cop Shop from learning the fate of Mr. Bannon (he was released into the r \\i'n ;:of llirltll/slrwhs Jill' u/1 .-rsu/ls : BIRKENSTOCK. The ori comfort shoe. TM cu tody of his parents) I : u ,,;,. s,.,.,.;,.,. "u""''' :RICK'S BIRKENSTOCK : FOOTWEAR For The Complete Lme : SIESTA KEY e 5206 OCEAN BLVD. e 346RICK
10 The Catalyst Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 1995 SATURDAY MORNING'S MAIN EVENT by Sara Foley Sauce." From the looks of the label, it I got up Saturday morning in the was pretty hot stuff; I passed this by to Halloween spirit so I decided to take a stop and smell the freshly-cut roses little trip to the other side, find the nearest ($1.50 a stem). fortune teller and cross her palm with The goods at this marketplace silver Little did I know that otherworldly come at a price, but are a fine way to knowledge doesn't come cheap-between spend a morning if you just want to feast $25 and $45 to read my life in OPEN-AIR your eyes, or if you're in the the lines of my hand. Since MARKET mood to splurge. I chose to when did mediums become do the latter when I met a Saturday mornings at such serious businesspeople? around 10: 00 A.M. on woman who sold me a lovely silver necklace, and helped me pick out the piece I'll stick to my daily horo downtown 1st Street, scope, thank you very much. between Main and My romantic illusions Lemon Streets. according to the "energy" it shattered, I headed downtown L-----------1 held as I put it on. to catch the bus home. But You won't find much my curiosity was rekindled when I spied some brightly striped tents and umbrellas between the bus stop and Main Street. I imagined wandering gypsies peddling their wares as I ambled over to get a closer look The streets were lined with bright rainbows of flowers and fresh vegetables While I didn t find any gypsies I discov ered that the tent s sheltered purveyors of exotic luxuries and down-home comforts. Jerky golden Indonesian mari onettes stared at me from behind a curtained table as I made my way through the market, stopping to sample some oatmeal-toffee cookies and rhubarb jelly Yet there were far stranger concoctions for sale, including ajar of "Bone-Suckin' flea-market fare here-the vendors seem to be targeting tourists and people with a penchant for upscale goods. Most merchants open their booths every Saturday and many use them as an extension of their shops that are open during the week, such as Cafe Kaldi. I arrived downtown between 11:00 A.M. and 12:00 P.M.; things began to shut down soon after, so the best time to go is probably around I 0:00A.M. So, if you find yourself downtown on a Saturday morning, you may want to take time to look around and pick something up, whether it's a fragrant, blushing rose or a carafe of blueberry cider. Of course, there's always Bone Suckin' Sauce. SAC MINUTES Monday October 9, 1995 Meeting convened at 9:00P.M. All members in attendance except Meg Moore and Christa Polley. All votes were unanimous except where other wise indicated. Klezmer All-Stars-Kayla Drogosz requested $20.00 for decorations and $80.00 for food for the Klezmer All Stars to perform on campus Friday October 27 allocation : $100.00 Halloween PCP-Patrick Denny and David White requested $1,938.43 for decorations, construction materials, party favors, food, drinks, and T-shirts After a long discussion and a field trip to the equipment room, the budget was reconsidered and it was decided that the money allocated for the T-shorts would be a loan. (T-shirts will be sold for $7.50 apiece ) allocation: $650.00, [loan-to be paid back]: $950.00 Lisa Stampnitzky left the meeting after this vote. Treasure Hunt-Patrick Denny requested $200.00 for treasure and prizes allocation: $200.00 R .A. Pumpkins Keyoor Patel requested $100.00 for supplies and pumpkins to be carved by the R .A. 's the day of the PCP. Keyoor abstained from voting. allocation: $100 Meeting adjourned at 10:30 P.M. BUCS ARE LOOKING GOOD Buc talk with ]ames Todd Things are looking good at One Buccaneer Place. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Coach Sam Wyche told me after practice on Monday after the Vikings game, "We're really starting to put things together-[ quarterback] Trent [Dilfer] has made some giant strides in the last few weeks, and we're starting to see theresults ... we've just got to keep moving for ward and keep adding to the win column." However, nothing was added to the win column when the Atlanta Falcons came to town on the 22nd. The game was a tight 24-21 loss, and a sobering one. There was no "post-game tailgate mega high-five, get out the lawn chairs and slam a beer 'cause we won" party It's a situation Bucs fans can recall all too well from past games. It's the "I wish I hadn't wasted all that time tailgat ing in the parking lot and watching the game 'cause we lost" feeling that over comes Bucs fans. The all too familiar "I can't take another game like that" com ments come from all sides as you walk out of the stadium. A quick trip to Wendy's and a long trip home (with your designated driver) ends the day with a sobering note: you have to face all those other NFL fans and critics for the next week with a loss under your belt. I knew the week's worst moment was gong to be walking into Professor Paul Buchanan's class and being ridiculed for a solid hour and twenty minutes. On a lighter note, we're still tied for first place in our division. Our twelve seasons of double digit losses can be overcome with two wins, and we'll break into the .500 win category with three wins; the playoffs are approximately five wins away. Tampa Bay is in the midst of a transitionary phase, toward becoming a big team of the late '90s With the new stadium plans and the overwhelming sup port from Tampa fans, the Bucs will ven ture into 2000 with the best stadium in the business Just think ... what goes better with Mom's apple pie and hot dogs than the Bucs right now? We're breaking new ground. With a half-way record of 5-3, who'd've thunk it? The Bucs are on top!
The Catalyst Oct. 31 -Nov. 6, 1 995 Editorial: The Illusion of Security The PCP is over, the strangers are gone and students can now go back to leaving their doors un locked at night ... or can they? In October there have been five bicycle thefts, two thefts of computer equipment and a car stereo stolen-numbers that UPD Sergeant 0' Casio calls "much more than the norm, at least for the month." 11 A few weeks ago, $1500 of RAM and software were stolen from the Publications Office and Equip ment Room. This week "Harry, the student-run Linux server was taken from Hanson. Theft is getting closer to horne. This year, PowerBooks have disappeared from inside Hamilton Center instead of the Library ; one student s computer was taken while he slept beside it. A student had a calculator stolen from her room. Thefts of smaller (or more dubiously valuable) items go unreported to the police. It's possible that the thieves are coming in from outside, and getting smarter-but there may be thieves among us. According O'Casio, "it has to be someone who can move freely [on campus] without drawing attention-a student or alum or someone who is known to students is involved." It seems that New College students can't trust each other anymore. The sense of security that has been so much a part of New College residential life is being taken advantage of, and we're not doing enough about it. The responsibility for campus security falls not only on the police but on ourselves as students. Someone has to have seen something. If that someone is you, then please speak up. Meanwhile, lock your doors, know your friends, and watch out for anyone wielding a screwdriver. GUEST OPINION: WITNESS TO THE REVOLUTION by Bryan Lumpkins On October 16, hundreds of thou sands of black men gathered from across the nation on the lawn of the Capitol. Seeking greater solidarity and direction within our community, we heeded the ca11 of Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam, to join in D.C for what he termed the Million Man March. However, the Million Man March was so much more than Louis Farrakhan. The event that he called for upstaged him, Benjamin Chavis and all of the other famed participants. Yet this gathering of men and women would not have been an historic event without the vision of these two men of questionable character. That so many have asked why 870,000 people answered the call of an avowed racist demonstrates that there is tremendous confusion surrounding this event. It is not my task to put your minds at ease, but, I would like to share what I saw at the revolution. For an instant, the stigma associated with being Black and male in America was cast off, and we came together to see our true selves. Whether confront ing the stereotypes or the reality of our condition, we know that there is serious work to be done rehabilitating the status and image of the African American male. This was a pep rally of sorts, with speakers charging us to return to our communities and fight the good fight. Whether this event turns into a sustainable revolution remains to be seen. Notwithstanding, there is already much good that has come of the activities. For one, there is a national debate on race in America. In part, due to Rodney King, David Duke, Pat Buchanan, O.J., Louis Farrakhan and others, people are talking. I think it's time for New College to join this debate. The Black Orchid Society is sponsoring a series of videos dealing with race beginning on Tues., October 31. The video will start at 7:00P.M., and will be followed by a discussion. The Catalyst would like to commend SAC Chair Stephanie Weiss for copying and distributing the current New College Student Alliance Consti tution across campus. Give her cookies!
12 The Catalyst Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 1995 ANNOUNCEMENTS Message from the Bike Shop (open T, W 3:30-5:30, F 2-6): We are located on the far side of the Fitness Center, facing the baseball field. We offer free labor for student, staff, and faculty bicycles, and parts at wholesale prices. Also, we have accessories such as Jocks, lights, racks, water bottles, and tools in stock. We can specialorder almost any accessory, part of toll that exists, at wholesale prices. We can order new trikes, cruisers, and inexpensive (approximately $160) mountain bikes. We also have a used trike for sale, green, with a big basket on the back and rise bars for $40. Finally, we can offer advice on what to buy if you are looking for a bike, and where to look for the best deals. If you have any questions about the shop, or want to take a look at our new, expanded inventory, stop by during shop hours or call 359-9642 for more information. You can also reach us via email@example.com. Finger firstname.lastname@example.org for information about shop hours, etc. If you would like to help tutor at the Resource Center in Newtown, meet at 3:45-3:50 Wednesdays in front of Ham Center. See box 389 for questions. The Campus Interfaith Series will meet on Wednesday, November 1 at 12:15 in the Fishbowl couch area. We will discuss possible upcoming speakers to talk about religious matters. See box 389 for details. DANCE, DANCE, DANCE 'TIL YOUR BOOTY HITS THE FLOOR! The 11th Annual Dance Marathon benefiting AIDS Manasota is coming up on November 17th-18th. Live music (Slip), an awesome Wall (Cara & McGee), a DJ (from Kanega), snacks, and lots of fun-all for a good cause. Sign up now with Sara to be a part ofthis funky, booty-shaking event! I CANNOT SIT IN THE LIBRARY FOR ISP!! If you've uttered this and want to give others ideas, talk to Tracie (Pei 309 or hanging out in Ham Center). An ISP workshop is being planned for mid-November and we need a lot of ideas/examples of non library ISPs. Interested in organizing (or helping to organize) this year's Semi-Normal (the shindig in College Hall that happens during spring)??? If so, come to a meeting with Tracie and Sara at Pei 309 on Monday, November 6 at 6:00P.M. It is not too early to start thinking about this thang! Don't come any closer or I swear I'm gonna bite!! Fish Suicide Threats HIV-501, A Course in Preand Post-HIV Test Counseling wil be offered at New College on November 4-5, 1995 (Saturday and Sunday) from 8:30-4:30. This opportunity will only be offered once! The course will be mailing interactive, including counseling skills, sensitivity training, and role -. playing. New College students may use this course as C training for hotline or volunteer work (or possibly a Q3 job) at Community AIDS Network (CAN), the AIDS 'E Council of Manatee, Planned Parenthood, and AIDS..2 Manasota, among others. Initiating a New College l HNIAIDS Hotline would be a way to bring the E education into our own community. The course is also 0 suitable for anyone who wants to gain more knowlq edge about the reality of HN/AIDS. The instructor is 2J a professional educator who has worked in the field of HN/AIDS for the last four years. Prior knowledge of HIV/AIDS, i.e ., how it is transferred, how to practice safe(r) sex, etc., is required. There will be a fee of $15 :::::: to cover the costs of materials, and a book for each 0. student to keep. The class will be limited to 10-15 ....... ,:E people on a first come, first served basis. If you are interested, please contact Christa Craven at 351-0892. COFFEEHOUSE! FOOD! Saturday, 8:00P.M. in the College Hall Music Room. Any type of performance welcome!