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The Volume V, Issue 21 March 19, 1996 Profile: Gordon Bauer by Aaron Olk Gordon Bauer, psychology professor and Social Science Chair, was in Hawaii doing research on humpback whales and u: 0 a: a.. working for the Veterans Administration until he came to New College five years ago. Bauer was working with veterans plagued by post traumatic stress disorder (JYTSD), an illness similar to shell shock and battle fatigue, in an at tempt to better understand the disease. Bauer said that the opinion most people had at the time was that "there must be something wrong with the JYTSD victim to begin with." Bauer found high rates of JYTSD among the special services, where the troops are selected carefully and trained carefully. Troops in the Special Services also are more likely to see combat then regular troops. This led Bauer to believe that JYTSD is primarily related to the amount of combat seen, and the "griev ousness of wounds suffered." Bauer's main area of study which he called "outside of the main line of re search," is in learning and memory research with animals. Bauer has studied SEE "BAUER" ON PAGE 3 INSIDE Circus ....................... 3 Ivory Tower ... .... ............ 3 Contest Update ...... .......... .4 Dear Amy ..................... 5 Guest Opinion ................. 6 Editorials ..................... 7 Steal this issue. SOUHRADA AWAITS TRIAL, MAINTAINS INNOCENCE by Michelle Wolper Ernest Souhrada is awaiting arraign ment. The New College community is waiting for a complete story. While most details cannot be disclosed at this time due to legal complications, Souhrada is defending his innocence, while his ac cuser has come forward. Stephenie Alford and another uniden tified source told University Police on March 7 that Souhrada, Alford's es tranged husband, stole Harry, the computer that served as a student server in Hanson Lab. She also told police under oath that Souhrada had changed the exte rior container of Harry at the residence that they shared at the time. Alford also said that Souhrada had moved some of the interior circuitry around to disguise the computer. "There are two students who are out to screw me said Souhrada. "They are out on a warpath." Souhrada was released from the Sarasota County Jail on March 8, the same day of his arrest. J. Alder, correc tions officer at the jail, said that Afford able Bail Bonds posted his bail amount of $3508. Souhrada now awaits his arraign ment, scheduled for April 19. Alford has also made a statement re garding Harry's theft and her confession to the police. "The students need to have the computer which was taken from them SEE "SOUHRADA" ON PAGE 2 -Co r r ecti ons-The University Police press release in correctly stated that Souhrada's bond was set at $11,508; it was set to $3508. He was released on bond in the after noon of Friday, March 8. COFFEEHOUSE ENDS WAM by C h arles Choi The Coffeehouse and art show in College Hall marked the end of Women's Awareness Month activities this year. IQngling Mansion was decorated by black and red ribbons with pink and white balloons in the Music Room and a seven-foot iridescent blue cellophane wrapped woman hanging from a window in the lobby. Last Saturday night, art books were on display up front next to a saccharin sweet pink helm-shaped balloon with the name of the show, 'It's A Girl!' upon it. Nicole Archer and Elise Wadle were in charge of the art show. Line art, ink washes, coal and stippling drawings, and statues of clay and tile mosaics lined the tables, while oil paintings were propped up against the walls The Women's Awareness Month com mittee had met since last semester to prepare for this and other events. Student Activities Coordinator Sara Kuppin, one of two people in charge of the Coffeehouse, said that "we just wanted an event to close off Women's Awareness Month that would show the talents of the women at New College and USF." Assistant Residence Life Counselor Tracie Merritt, the other of the two Coffeehouse organizers, stated that "we wanted Women's Awareness Month to go out with a bang, so hopefully it will be a SEE "COFFEEHOUSE" ON PAGE 2


2 The Catalyst March 19, 1996 "SOUHRADA" FROM PAGE 1 returned. Serious pressures have pre vented me from corning forward with what I knew sooner. Because of legal issues, I cannot go into great detail. I am not on a warpath against Ernie. I simply desire justice and the return of Harry to its rightful owners, the students of New College." Souhrada also cannot disclose many substantial details to defend his own inno cence. "I can't say anything. I would like the chance to say something, but due to the obvious criminal complications, I can not do so at this time. In terms of the charges, I cannot comment." Said Alford, "The issues surrounding the theft of Harry are both tragic and complicated. Hopefully, however, the issue will be resolved for the best for [everyone]. All I wish is to be able to con tinue my studies in peace and have the burden of the stress caused by the sur rounding issues lifted from my shoulders." Souhrada has been charged with grand theft and dealing/possession of stolen property. "There are a lot of unpresented issues in general, that people are not aware of and I do see these issues coming out in the future and making that issue a lot more complicated," he said. "In the next couple of weeks, things are going to get interesting." Just wait and see. uCOFFEEHOUSE" FROM PAGE 1 big celebration." Coffeehouse performances began sometime after 8:00, with Irish dancing celebrating St. Patrick's Day. Dancers Patricia 0' Brien and Kate Fink were fit ted in knee-length black and gold dresses. Former New College student Arkady Medovoy cracked various joints in Dan 0' Brien's body. Medovoy's ac tions were amplified by a microphone There were solo and duet poetry readings and groups of singers. Jake Small sang songs accompanied by bass guitar. When asked what the Coffeehouse had to do with Women's Awareness Month, Kuppin replied, "Well, originally we had thought, 'Well, we'll have women perform only.' Well, that'd be stupid. So we let anyone perform. But we sort of stressed that this is for WAM, so if they could gear their performances toward it, that would be cool." Amaze your friends! Kuppin, who was behind the idea of bringing the two events together at once, also added that "for the most part, Coffeehouses are a lot of fun, but some times you want to just get up, walk around, maybe look at some art." Horrify your parents! Learn about economics and advertising! Join the Catalyst Management Tutorial! Duties include managing Catalyst finances and subscriptions, seeking advertising from national corporations, and designirtg ads. Contact us through the Catalyst boxes by Barbara Berggren's office or e-mail us at There was a toast near the end to Kuppin, Merritt, Archer, Wadle, Amy Andre and Jessica Falcone who helped make the month's activities possible. Clitalyst General Editor Kate Fink Managing Editor James Reffell Staff Writers Charles Choi, Evan Green1ee, Aaron Olk, Graham Strouse, Rocky Swift and Michelle Wolper Layout Rachael Lininger and Heather Oliver Business Manager Sara Foley Computer Expert Tien Zazueta-Audirac Contributors Amy Andre The Catalyst is available on the World Wide We b at http://www. sar. usf edu/-catalyst/ Direct submissions and inqu iries t o : The Catalyst 5700 N. Tamiami Tr. Box #75 Sarasota, FL 34243 catalyst@virtu.sar.usfedu Submissions may also be placed in the Catalyst box marked "Letters to the Editor/Contribu tions" (in the student government boxes next to Barbara Berggren's office). Letters to the Editor should be n o m ore than 25 0 w o r d s. Contributions may range in length from 250 to 500 words. Submissions should be labeled as either letters to the editor or contributions and include names and contact infonnation. Online submissions should indicate in the subject line if they are letters to the editor or contributions. No anonymous submissions will be accepted. Submissions should be received by 5:00 p.m. Friday in order to appear in the following week's issue. The Catalyst reserves the rig h t t o e d i t sub missions f o r reasons of s p ace, grammar or sty l e. Sponsore d b y Mari a Vesp eri and D ea n Mic h als on


The Catal st March 19, 1996 3 THE CIRCUS BEGINS AGAIN! by Evan Greenlee Once upon a time, this land was in habited by circus performers juggling, tightrope walking, and training animals Except for people balancing on Pei dorm ledges and various animals that have gone feral in this messed-up college campus ecosystem, those days are history .. mtil now. Kelly Nichols and Adam Rains have started a juggling club. According to Nichols, the Juggling Club had an interesting start: "Adam Rains and I, over ISP, realized that we could both juggle. We decided that we both deserved credit for it. So we set up a tutorial, and got Dean Mike [Michalson] to sponsor it. Part of the tutorial was get ting a juggling club together." Other than the sheer enjoyment of it all, Nichols has some plans behind the juggling. "Somebody told me that juggling was a good way to meet women or something. But I think they are totally wrong," he said. "I want to come out of school with some skill, [so] that I can earn some money once I have my degree, and so I figure that I can be a street enter tainer for a while." They received money from the Student Allocations Committee for three dozen juggling balls. Nichols admitted "BAUER" FROM PAGE 1 humpback whales in Hawaii, dolphins at Epcot Center in Orlando, and has ac quired a new honeybee lab for a department that Bauer said was "without any facilities" at the time of his arrival five years ago. While in Hawaii, Bauer found that the breach of the humpback whale was a far more complex signal than anyone initially thought. Bauer said, "It can signify threats, startlement, and breeding behav ior." He also said that the humpback whale has the most complex song of any animal. Abandoning the whales and veterans of Hawaii, Bauer came to New College. Bauer said he knew that he wanted to teach at a small school, which he felt would be most cond1,1cive for study Bauer said that he had met a New College alum nus, Scott Baker, who had impressed him, that the most he could juggle was four balls so the club needs more people. The club has no set meeting times, but anyone who wants to learn how to juggle may. If you are interested in learning to juggle, contact Nichols via e-mail at nichols@ virtu sar. usf edu. Kevin Unrath decided this spring that he would go fly a kite, but decided to ask a few other people to join him. The Kite Flying Club is the latest New College out doors club. The SAC has just paid for the kites. Unrath talked about the six new kites they've purchased, ranging from simple diamond kites to rather large stunt kites. These are not the old newspaper-and sticks kind of kites, but are really nice kites that don't fall apart in the rain. Right now there are 12 to 13 people waiting for the kites to come in. ''They should be in before spring break," Unrath said "Where else do you get a chance to look at bright colored objects floating in the sky without taking psychedelics?" Unrath asked. If you haven't flown a kite since you lost your baby teeth, .feel free to contact him via e-mail at unrath@virtu .sar.usfedu. and led to his coming here. Bauer became Division Chair shortly after his arrival. Bauer has worked with the Mote Marine Aquarium, and has sent students to study there He has also sent students to study at Epcot Center, where he used to commute on weekends before becoming Division Chair. Most research conducted under Bauer has been applied to the hon eybees, which he said "lend themselves to study," as they are economical and pro vide productive research. Another animal frequently studied by Bauer's students is his golden retriever, Oscar. Bauer takes him to classes, where students sometimes do research on dog training and procedures. Bauer said that two theses have been written on his dog. He also said that they were rela tively productive projects, considering that study of just one animal is always flawed. World OUTSIDE THE IVORY TOWER Grief and shock overwhelmed a small country town in Scotland on Wednesday, when a man armed with four handguns entered a school gymnasium and killed 16 kindergartners, wounded 12, and killed their teacher Thomas Hamilton, 45, a former Boy Scout leader, then turned the gun on himself. Police men at the scene described the incident as "totally random" and unexplainable National GOP Candidate Steve Forbes for mally dropped out of the presidential race last Thursday Embarrassing losses in the past two Tuesdays resulted in Forbes' realization that the time for the flat tax has not yet arrived The cam paign personally cost him $25 milliononly about five percent of his personal fortune. Cigarette maker Ligget Group broke ranks with the big tobacco industry last week when it announced that it is set tling out of court Five states, including Florida, are suing for the medical costs of smokers. The settlement forces Ligget to make a cash payment to the states and use portions of future profits for anti smoking education. The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department arrested former baseball all star Willie Davis outside his parents' apartment last Friday. Davis, 55, was ar rested after he allegedly threatened to kill his parents unless they gave him $5,000. The two time all-star was carry ing a katana and a set of throwing knives at the time of his arrest. State and Local A Canadian teenager was fatally shot in Daytona Beach last Friday night. Mark Fyke, 18, was talking to his mother on a pay phone when five to seven males approached him. One grabbed Fyke from behind, asked for his wallet, and fired a single gunshot at Fyke's head. A single-engine plane crashed in Sarasota County last Friday near state road 780 and Verna Road. The plane burst into flames on impact, killing the pilot, William Conner. 1


4 The Catalyst March 19, 1996 qtatalps't qtontes't Wpbate r------------------------------, w ..J -LL 0 a: a. Contest Form Title:. _________ Description: ______ Artist: ________ Box Number: ______ L-----------------------------JLa.s't week, we asked you to submit suggestions for a New College Student Alliance mascot. Currently, the NCSA doesn't have a mascot, since we retired "Brownie the Dog" from the position when we amended the Constitution five weeks ago. The student body couldn't de cide on one during the spring election, so we asked you for ideas that we could sug gest to the NCSA, along with your responses to why your suggestions would be good mascots for New College. And respond you ... didn't. Perhaps the lack of entries was due to the startling popularity of our last issue; if you didn't get to Hamilton Center early this week, you might have missed us completely. Since we know you're all eager to win those free tickets, we hope we'll be a lit tle more accessible this week. By no means, however, do we want to belittle what we think is a stunning entry for last week's contest by Lisa Stampnitzky. Lisa wins two tickets to Burns Court Cinema and several groans from the Catalyst staff for her pun-filled suggestion of the gnu. For a day or two after The Catalyst comes out, we see all these discarded is sues on tables in Hamilton Center. Some are crumpled; some have grease stains. Many of them, however, have their own cheerful little additions to that face on our front page. Now, you can tum those doo dles into movie tickets. This week, give our profile personality. Give it a face, give it war paint, give it a job and a decent haircut. Title it if you like, and give it a description. Entries must be done in black pen. Two winners will receive two tickets each to Burns Court Cinema. The win ning entries may be used in future Catalyst profiles. Entries must be re ceived by Friday, March 29 at 5:00p.m. That means those of you who will be here over spring break have a whole extra week! Who says there's nothing fun to do over spring break? Catalyst staff members and their fami lies are, as always, prohibited from entering. Wbp tbe sboulb he 1aew Qtollege's ;fflascot Lisa Stampnitzky 1) If we had sports teams, they'd be the New College Gnus. 2) Failing that, there's always College Bowl (and coming up next, the New College Gnus!). 3) It has that "g" in front that you don't pronounce. 4) The pun potential is enormous. 5) We could start a publication called the New College Gnus. 6) When people ask why New College is called New College, we can say it was named after the gnu. Now SHowiN french twist A Scorned Wife, an Outrageous Affair, the Perfect Revenge ANGELS & INSECTS Sex and Science in Victorian England And The Postman The Last Good Time CoMiNq SooN Shakespeare's Arch-Evil King, Updated to the 30's Richard III Starts March 22 Ben Stiller and Tea Leoni in a sexy new comedy Flirting with Disaster Starts April 5 Academy Award Nominee Best Forei&n Film, 1995 Antonta 's Line Starts AprilS Academy Award Nominee Best Documentary Film, 1995 Anne Frank Remembered Starts in April STudENTS Free Popcorn w/Purchase of any Drink (just show student ID) Ask about Student MembershiQs


The Ca ta/yst March 19, 1996 5 GUEST COLUMN: DEAR AMY Dear Amy, Simple problem really: I just found out I'm pregnant. I'm pro-choice, but I'm scared s---less. I know there's no way I could handle a kid right now, let alone a pregnancy. So I made the "necessary" ap pointment. But I feel really conflicted and confused. I know that you do these abor tion support group things, so I guess maybe you've had an abortion yourself and can give me some good advice. -P. Dear P., Actually, I've never been pregnant, al though I do facilitate discussion groups for women who have had abortions. As far as giving you advice, I can't really make any moral or ethical decisions for you, but I can tell you that your "con flicted" feelings are totally natural and common. Like most women who will have or have had abortions, you are pro-choice: but you may be coming to realize that being pro-choice and making The Choice are two very different things. I, too, am pro-choice, but I would advise you to have the abortion only if you are certain (which you seem to be) that your other two choices-adoption or raising the child yourself-are not viable options. If you are not completely emotionally, phys ically, financially, and mentally prepared for pregnancy and child-rearing or child giving-up, then abortion is probably the best way for you to go at this point. If you--or anyone else reading this column-would l ike to speak one-on-one with a woman who has actually had an abortion, contact me through box 37 and I will put you in confidential contact with one of a number of trustworthy women I know who have been through it. Good luck, and take care of yourself. P.S. Three more things to consider: 1. If you were using birth control, find out why it failed and how to prevent future unwanted pregnancy. 2 If you weren't using birth control, you might want to look into getting some. 3. If you used a condom and it failed (or if you didn't use a condom at all), you might want to consider getting tested for STDs, including HIY. You can get tested for free at the Sarasota Public Health Department, which is located at 2200 Ringling Blvd., and you don't need an appointment. Dear Amy, I won't go into a list of all the classes I've taken since I've been here, but they've been pretty eclectic. I'm in my fifth semester and I'm supposed to declare my area of concentration in a couple of weeks, but I have no idea what I'm con centrating in! I enjoy biology, philosophy, anthropology, environmental studies and all things in between! I need some fast help making this decision. What do you think? -Scattered Scholar Dear Scat, It's called General Studies. Look into it. Got a question you're too embarrassed to ask your friends? Need some advice? Write to Amy Andre at The Catalyst, or Amy's box (37). Letters do not have to be signed. Quality Affordable Reproductive Healthcare! Birth Control Pills ............ $11 HIV Testing .................. $30 GYN exam (incl. Pap smear) .... $49 Trade Planned Parenthood Assoc. of SW FL POLICE LOG March 12 5:14p.m. Student reported bicycle stolen from Viking Two-Story, value $249 March 14 1:05 p.m. Media Center reported a videocas sette player stolen, value $130. 5:14p.m. Student reported bicycle stolen from Pei Dorms, value $279. March 15th 2:00a.m Two students arrested for attempt ing to steal a traffic sign near VIking Dorms. Case referred to Student Affairs. March 16 2:10a.m. A student reported a bicycle stolen from the library area, value $100. Contribution Guidelines Letters to The Editor: Readers' re sponses to previous articles, letters and/or editorials, or opinions that they want to share with the student body. Letters to the Editor should be no more than 250 words, and are not a forum for free advertising. If possible, please submit letters on disk or via e-mail. All submissions should be received by 5:00 p.m. Friday in order to appear in the following week's issue. Letters may be turned in to the Catalyst boxes outside Barbara Berggren's office or sent to Downtown Sarasota 1958 Prospect Street, Sarasota 953-4060 1488 Main St. Sarasota, FL USA Mon-Thurs 10-6 Fri-Sat 10-9 Sun 11-5 (813)366-1373


6 The Catalyst March 19, 1996 GUEST OPINION: BEAUTIFUL QUEENS by Amy Andre What's a Friday night without social action? For six New College students and seven SarasotaVenice area teens, last Friday was no exception. The intrepid 13 made their way to the Manatee Civic Center in north Bradenton, decked out in complete drag and carrying signs pro claiming, "Beauty Pageants Exploit Women," "58% of all 13-year-old girls are unhappy with their bodies," and "Liposuction Sucks." The Drag Kings and Queens had arrived to protest a local "beauty" (subjective, problematic term) pageant. Contestants in the pageant were mostly girls and young women, and ranged in age from zero to 18. All were dressed like dolls (my blatant opinion). We protesters held our signs aloft, passed out pamphlets about the harmful effects of exposing children to hyper-objectifica tion and impossibly rigid standards of beauty and staged a mock beauty pageant featuring Miss Anorexia, Miss Low Self Esteem, Miss Bulimia, and Miss Insecurity. The press had been called, but didn't show. The cops did instead, but only after we had been there for an hour. They were very polite about asking us to move our protest to 10 feet off the property; the fact that 10 feet off the property was a highway with no streetlights brought our mis sion to a quiet clo e. We protesters felt that our mission had obviously been achieved. Many parents and their contestant children read our signs and pamphlets. Although we re ceived some heckling ("Don't you kids have anything better to do with your time!" was one of the more amusing com ments, from a man who apparently didn't have anything better to do with his; "Get the f--out of my face" was on e of the more disturbing comments). Several peo ple said that they saw our point and appreciated our efforts. The true highlight of the evening came when one mother, after reading our signs and speaking to us for a while, ran inside the building and brought out her two teenaged daughters, both dolled up in evening gowns and flawless make-up. Handing them one of our signs, she posed them in our midst and broke out her cam era! What a picture that one will turn out to be. Her daughters both smiled broadly when they saw the flash, and we protest ers-in-drag were all grins. New College protesters included Jesse Greist, Mala Ghoshal, Evan Gunter, Jessica Hickmott, Jason Hackney and my self. From Venice, protesters included a bunch of Riot Gmls. PUT YOUR ANNOUNCEMENT IN THE CATALYST. ANNOUNCEMENTS RECEIVED BEFORE 5 P.M. FRIDAY WILL APPEAR IN THE FOLLOWING WEEK'S ISSUE. Minutes of the SAC March 11, 1996 Members in attendance: Joy Kanwar, Alice Solomon, Lisa Stampnitzky, Stephanie Weiss, Hazen Komraus, and Mandy Odom (proxy for Keyoor Patel). Meeting started at 7:26. All decisions unanimous unless otherwise noted. Steve Danner for the Queer Ball, asks for $392.17 for decorations. $327.62 al located. Mandy abstained. Ashley Colvin and Chris Frost for the Viking/B-Dorm BBQ, ask for $336.79 ($50.00 of which was Games Galore prize money) $331.79 allocated. Blake Gnemi and the Zymurgy Club asks to be reallocated the $80.00 that was accidenta1ly swept from the records. $80.00 promptly "unswept." Rachael Lininger for the Publications Office asks for Adobe lllustrator 6.0. Cost: $149.95. Question tabled for one week so that Rachael can gather evi dence of support for this purchase. Willy Volk for the play The Real Inspector Hound asks for $306.51 for wood ($113.51), props ($100.00), paint ($25.00), and costumes ($68.00). $205.51 allocated. Sharyn Chen requests $120.00 for film processor for making movies, chemi cals, and cameras. $95.00 Allocated. Hazen abstains. K ayla Drogosz request $14.00 for bud get overruns from the Chaim Potok Address $14.00 Allocated. Tracie Merritt in absentia requests $20.11 reimbursement for pizza for the RA Selection Committee eaten during one of their marathon interview ses sions. $18.79 Allocated. M eeting ends at 9:00p.m. BUY SELL TRADE Vinyl Compact Discs Tapes BIRKENSTO(K. MUSIC RECORDED AND LIVE 1529 Main Street Sarasota, FL 34236 (813) 362-0087 The original comfort shoe.TM


The Catalyst March 19, 1996 7 EDITORIALS STEALING THE CATALYST We know you like to read The Catalyst, but please just take one. How is it that between 7:30 and 9:00 Wednesday morning, over one hundred and fifty copies of The Catalyst were taken and read by indi vidual students? We suspect that they weren't, but instead were taken by someone who did not want others to read the issue. The Catalyst's printing costs are covered by money from the Student Allocations Committee. SAC money consists of Activity and Service fees, which every student pays with tuition. In other words, whoever took these issues deprived students of a publication everyone paid for. This publication, too, strives to inform as well as represent New College students. If we can't get issues to students, we can't provide in formation. If our readers can't access us, they can't help us represent them. We expect that some people will sometimes find articles, columns, or editorials they disagree with. If you do, write us a letter. We print most letters to the editor we receive. If you missed last week's edition and want to read up, you can find the complete version on the World Wide Web at http://www.sar.usfedu !-catalyst. STRESS With only one week left before Spring Break, New College students may once again find themselves stewing in a pressure cooker that's ready to blow. Our advice? Finish those papers and exams, then sit back, have a frosty beverage, and chill. We all need time to cool our jets, and we can't be efficient academic machines if we don't take time to rest. If you must work, then do a little spring cleaning. Just keep in mind that this is spring break. That means revelry, play, and fun are the order of the week. April 12-19: Be there or be square. -Correction-Last week, in our article "Speed Contest: College Bowl Team on the Rise," we incorrectly reported that New College's College Bowl team received $1000 from the Student Allocations Committee, but had to return $400 be cause the SAC could not fund food and lodging during their tournament. The SAC did fund them $1000, but for other costs The New College Foundation gave them $1000 for the tournament, and the team returned the $400 they did not use. LETTER TO THE EDITOR Effective Activism Re: the "Effective Activism" editorial in the March 12 issue of The Catalyst: I understand why you chose to con demn the recent statue theft and call for non-harmful activism on campus. I feel, however, that the action served a positive function, as evidenced at the very least by the fact that it made your editorial page. 'The problem with activism at this school," you say, "is that students some times needlessly anger others in the process to effect any change." Indeed, one of the major problems with activism at this school is that it often goes unnoticed What point is served by posters, leaflets, signs, performances, even music? How much of an effect can we expect to have as individuals, on other individuals, in a place where individualism is the most prized form of being conscious there is? We spend a lot of time spinning our wheels, unsure of how to act. Amy Andre brought up the important point that we can effect change in levels, but even then it's hard to get the momentum going in ourselves and others. This is why I can't join you in finding this kind of activism "offensive." I've found through personal experience that screaming into the wind will only get you so far. I may have seen the statue's theft as inappropriate when I first viewed it, and I doubt I would ever want to take part in such an activity, but I can't condemn so abrasively the actions of a person who wants to be heard in a community such as ours. If the point were for us to sit up and take notice, wasn't the point made? Was the theft of this statue the most effective and/or germane way for the in volved parties to make themselves heard? Probably not. But as messengers, we have to make difficult decisions about the medium we select. As someone who was part of this action's intended audience, I can't sit in judgment of the theft as inef fective, because, let's face it: I'm writing this letter because I'm writing this letter. -Eric S. Piotrowski Box 584 piotrows@ virtu .sar.


8 The Catalyst March 19, 1996 ANNOUNCEMENTS The Picayune wants you to submit any sort of profane drivel you have floating around in that cranium of yours for publication in this hallowed New College publication. Please make sure it's funny, or we'U give you a noogie. Box 297 or 392, or salinas @virtu.sar. usf edu Do you know anyone who has dropped out of school for money reasons? Who is drowning in student loans? Who has a job that interferes with schoolwork? It's time we started talking about economic insecurity as a public issue -not a personal problemand started sticking together. If you want to help plan a Student Economic Insecurity Hearing, come to a meeting at the Ham Center couches, 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 20. If you have questions, or want to help but can't make the meeting, contact Democratic Socialists of America in box 4 or call 955-2126. The Florida Coalition for Peace and Justice is sponsoring a Walk for the Earth from the Everglades to Tallahassee. The idea of the walk is to pick up stories of courage, struggle, and problems from each community they pass through, to be shared later on down the line with other communities. Over spring break they will be walking through the Ocala/Gainesville area-on Saturday, March 23, there will be a demonstration against the Naval Bombing Range in Ocala National Forest. If interested in joining or supporting the walk, contact Andy at Box 549 or 358-8700 Friday, April 5, 7:30p.m. Sainer Auditorium. Yo Soy Hechicero (I am a Sorcerer). Directors Ron Stanford and Ivan Druvofka will be presenting their powerful film about the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria. Come see ancient witchcraft practiced in s outhem New Jersey. Refreshments, free admission. All students are welcome to attend the Latin American Film Series. Films are shown weekly in the Teaching Auditorium. 3/21: 7:00 Portrait of Teresa 414: 7:00 The Tigress 4/12: 6:30 Plaf 4118: 7:00 Rodrigo D: No Future 4/25: 7:00 Funny Dirty Little War 5/2: TBA Memories of Underdevelopment I attended the 16th Annual Symposium on the Biology and Conservation of Sea Thrtles this past February, and I'd like to share what I learned with anyone interested. Information on turtle habitat activism in Volusia and Palm Beach counties, nesting/tag ging studies you can participate in (great summer ISP idea), etc. Drop a note in box 526 or e-mail samek@virtu. Dining service hours for Action Auction and Spring Break: Thursday, March 21: 8:15 a.m.-9:30a.m ................. Breakfast in cafeteria 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m ................ Lunch in gameroom 4:30 p.m.-6:00p.m ................. Domino's Pizza party at pool C-Store hours: 9:30 a.m.-4:15p.m. and 6:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Friday, March 22: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m ............... Lunch in gameroom. 4:30 p.m.-6:00p.m ................ Poolside BBQ (sponsored by New College Foundation; no meal card needed} Cafeteria closed all day; C-Store hours: 8:15 a.m.4:15 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 23-24: Cafeteria and C-Store closed all day. Monday-Friday, March 25-29: 11:00 a.m.-4:00p.m ................ Cafeteria open (hot line 11:00-1:00) C-Store closed all day. Saturday, March 30: Cafeteria and C-Store closed all day. Regular hours resume Sunday, March 31. Career Center Announcements Free The Planet Campaign: Work on the campaign with envi ronmental groups such as the Sierra Club, Green Corps, and Public Interest Research Groups. Now interviewing for staff positions. The Poynter Institute for Media Studies-St. Petersburg: A six-week summer fellowship pro gram that offers an unparalleled opportunity for learning and growth for those graduating seniors or recent col lege graduates who see their future in journalism. Thition is waived and living expenses are covered by a $1,750 fel lowship. Deadline: April 1, 1996 The Ruder-Finn Public Relations: Ruder-Finn, Inc., is one of the largest, full-service, independent, inter national public relations agencies that offers and Executive Training Program three times a year in its New York City and Washington, DC offices. This pro gram is for college graduates who have at least a Bachelor's Degree. The Trainees work full-time, attend weekly classes and are paid $15,000 per year. The Library of Congress: Assist organizing and documenting archival collections, produce finding aids and bibliographic records, prepare materials for presentation and do bibli ographical research. Deadline: March 31,1996 See felll for more information. Workshops and Events: Job Search Strategies Workshop, March 21 at 4:00 in Parkview. The American Institute for Foreign Study will present information on their many study abroad programs on March 22 at 11:00 in HCL-5. Campaign to Save the Environment, March 26 at 10:00 in the Fishbowl. For further information stop in the Career Resource Center, PME 119.

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