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the A STUDENT NEWSPAPER OF NEW COLLEGE OF FLORIDA ATALYST VoLUME XVI IssuE 12 i WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 2003 In the C-Store, not everything goes better with Coke by Sydney Nash Beginning next academic year, the C Store in Hamilton Center will no longer sell Tropicana products. When New College signed on with USF to an exclusive deal with Coca-Cola, the school agreed to carry no competitors which is what Coca-Cola considers Tropicana to be. C-Store Manager Tma J ajo continued to carry Tropicana products in the C Store after the contract took effect because Coca-Cola's Minute Maid brand ''does not have a fresh product," she said. Minute Maid is made from concentrate, while Tropicana is not. For the past few weeks, the local Coke distributor has been pressuring Jajo to discontinue sales of Tropicana products and to get rid of coolers bearing the Tropicana logo. Vice President for Finance and believes Tropicana products are "close enough'' to what is in the contract. The contract CATALYST this week 5.07.03 It's also going antimicrobial, which is a good thing. The question is, when are they going to set up a complex message-delivery system using trains in the air ducts? The world may never know. Story page 4 Not for the Faint of heart New-new-wave, dance-metal, and electronic indie rock are all different ways of classifYing the Eighties-in spired musings of The Faint. One Catalyst reporter certainly wouJd want to Safety Dance with some of the band members. Story page 7 For the honor of New College It seems like this year, Novo Collegians are winning trophies like they're going out of style. Ooh ... trophies. Story page 12 lists "fruit and/or vegetable juices, fruit and vegetable flavored drinks" among the list of beverages upon which Coca Cola has exclusivity. Do not worry juice lovers-Sodexho Manager Jerry Dixon will make sure juices not from concentrate are still available. Because Minute Maid only carries products from concentrate, Dixon and Jajo will have to find another way to provide fresh juice for students. I don't want to make any changes detrimental to students this semester," explained Dixon. Dixon and the local Coke distributor have c;ome to a "working agreement to keep everyone happy." Coca-Cola will provide their coolers to keep the Tropicana products in for the rest of the semester, and Sodexho will discontinue the sale of Tropicana products at the end of the s chool year In the meantime, Dixon and Jajo are working to provide an alternative in Nathaniel Buroank/Cata(yst i a in&S only ew ea:e-sanctioned bever-ages to Hamilton Center. New College signed a Coke-only contract ear lier this year, with the particulars of the deal still being worked out. You don't have to leave to have fun by Christopher DeFillippi For a number of reasons, whether it be the incapability of fmding housing elsewhere, a desire to make money, or the inability to live with one's parents after experiencing college, many students will live and work on campus over the summer With much work to be done May through August, administrators and students seem equally pleased with the op.-campus summer employment opportunities for students. "It's just as busy here [during the summer] as it is during the rest of the year," Dean of Students Mark Blaweiss said. "I have to oversee residence projects, orientation planning there s student government work on projects ... It's only 10 weeks, and it goes b) fast." Students will work in all of those capacities, in addition to aiding the philanthropic organization Keys to the Future, assisting Campus Computing, and working for the New College Student Alliance. The combined work of, the student employees and staff over the summer makes a difference, said many in charge of summer programs. Director of Residence. Life and Food Service Mike Campbell mentioned a "drastic decrease in regards to complaints about housing" in reference to the student employees. "It's a credit to the hard work of the maintenance staff and student work crew," Campbell said. "There's nothing made of wood here to knock on, it's all concrete, but here's hoping this continues." Representative of many of the students who will be staying on campus is second-year transfer Patrick Mcilvain, who will be employed as a part of the campus work crew. He also expressed an appreciation for the on campus opportunities "Other than money and housing, you get to enjoy New College facilities and work with people we all know and like," Mcilvain said. "Plus there aren't many rigid authority guidelines." Bo Bentele, a thesis-student who has spent the last three summers living at New College, and last summer participating in work crew, was more reserved. "Work crew seems to have begun as a halfway house for people with nowhere to go," Bentele said. "It's [occasionally] laughed at as 'not much work,' but that's just a self-fulfilling prophecy. When Physical Plant and housing get together, the physical plant people rip on work crew. That can get pretty frustrating when you're busting your ass in the sun .. [Summer employment] is a good experience, but it necessitates a willingness to work." The halls are alive, with the sound of mayhem With the nine-to-five schedule imposed by a regular job, contrasting with the common academic-year mindset that there's always something more one could theoretically work on, students who have spent summers on campus recollect spending free time more freely. Despite the drastically diminished population of students, the few remaining on campus typically band together, leaving plenty to do. With campus housing having, in the past, rented out donns and conference rooms to Australian hockey teams, foreign language programs, Gennan pornography magazine employees, and ballet schools, there is plenty to talk about.


The Catalyst CONTENTS Entertainment page 5 -Calendar page 9 -MovieTimes page II -Half-Life page 15 WALL ASSIGNMENTS Friday, May 9: Danny Pettit Saturday, May 10: Ryne Ziemba "Get Drunk and Listen to Music Wall" aka "Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots" Friday, May 16: Homer Wolfe "Operation: Infinite Party" (6 p.m. to 7 a.m.) Saturday, May 17: RobinJacobs "Dirty South" Friday, May Z3: GRADUATION PCP (see pg. 8) Saturday, May z4: Mateo Duque "Your Mom's Wall" the CATALYST Copynl'fll2003. n.. Cazaly.

The Catalyst Admini strat ion not fazed by threats of entertainment industry by Nathaniel Burbank As the entertainment industry broadens its efforts to curb online music and movie sharing, New Co11ege administrators are not planning any changes to their current "don't ask, don't tell" policy towards online piracy. Twenty-two allegations of copyright infringement by New College students have been made over the past three months, according to Campus Computing, but none have resulted in legal action against the school or students. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) have opened new fronts in their struggle in against piracy in recent weeks. Their tactics include suing individual college students, sending "educational" instant messages to users who make copyrighted works available, and spreading copies of fake music files across file-sharing networks like KaZaA and Morpheus in an attempt to frustrate computer users. "We do not monitor what anybody <1mpU get complaints, we have to say 'don't do that." He noted that while the network agreement that all students sign forbids them from using the campus network for illegal purposes Campu s Com p utin g has n ei t h e r th e s taff no r th e desire t o watc h over stu d ents' O N CAMPUS Dance T uto r ia l Nathaniel Burbank!cata{Yst Above: New College students perform the Peruvian "Mueve la Colita," also known as the Dance Tutorial Halftime show, during a dress rehearsal on Thursday night. More than forty students participated in sixteen separate acts that featured comedic, international, spiritual, and sexual themes. Billed as New College's longest-running tutorial (except for The Catalyst, of course), it has been a New CoBege tradition since at least 1995. The tutorial held its last weekend in the Mildred Internet-related "We have to do wfia.t they teiJ us," Dean of Students Mark Blaweiss said. According to Blaweiss. there have not been any repeat offenders Four s tudents at other colleges will e ach pay betw ee n $12, 000 and $17 500 t o th e RI AA, a s th e cases RIAA originally sought dollars in damages in each case. Editors note: Nathaniel Burbank is employed as a laboratory assistant for Campus Computing. Information from the Ne w York Times w a s used in t his report May 7, 2003 Soto-Diaz, Freedland recommended for art positions by Katelyn Weissinger After several months of searching, a com mittee of Humanities professors has recommended two finalists for the positions in two and three-dimensional art. Mar'iangeles Soto-Diaz from Hamps h ire College has been recommended for the 2-D position and Barry Freedland from Vanderbilt University for 3-D. Soto-Diaz and Freedland have been noti fied of the recommendatio n and are awaiting approval from the humanities division, Presi dent Gordon M ike" Mic h alson, and a few other faculty members before they officially become professors. The committee h opes a final decision will be made before the end of the spring term. There were close to a hundred applicants, and phone interviews were con duct ed with six or seven applicants for each position. Seven candidates presented their art work and met with students at New College, including the two current art professors, Young Moon and Jacqueline Boulanger. "Overall we were looking for an 'artist/teacher,' someone who is and will continue to be a serious art maker, in touch with and active i.n the art world and also invested in teaching undergraduates who may not an become studio art majors," said committee chair and Associate Professor of British and American Literature Miriam. IJtJ!f'r Entering the OR FORCE, RltiFArl rtJ soon;t "Sell" vourself tAll. tJif with a urea CVI rwt for suppor t and feedback abou t all your writing concerns! FREE resume/CV writing critiques. Mock interviews. Job search strategies. Jobs. Career planning. Internships. Study abroad. Graduate schools. Fellowships. Scholarships. Volunteer programs. Summer activities. Calendar of events. The Writing Resource Center is here for you as you conquer your r sentces & on-cam us Sbldles Palmer Building E, 359-4261 Monday-Friday, 8-5 final papers. tiJ Open Mon.-Thurs. 3 9 PM, Sun. 3-8 PM


EWS M 2003 Dorms to undergo changes during summer break 'lathaniel This budding garden on the Viking dorm property will soon be joined by new stairs, a handrail, picnic tables, hammocks, and a koi pond. by Josh Orr New College plans to have less mold, more vegetables, and a tropical fish refuge by the start of next school year. Summer renovations are about to begin. The Residence Life Office's biggest summer project is B-Dorm renovation. At a cost estimated between $45,000 and $50,000, they plan to install new front doors, clean air ducts, refinish floors, and coat all walls with white paint containing the mold-combating additive dubbedMl. 'We're looking to the future, and getting some really nice stuff," Housing Coordinator Keith Yannessa said. Every B-Dorm bedroom will receive a new lofted bed and desk unit, made of laminate and wood, that Yannessa believes will maximize space potential and save everyone money on subsequent repairs. "If somebody damages a part of the furniture we can charge for the individual part," instead of charging tudents for entire de ks, Yannessa aid. "The top of a desk, the side of a drawer ... anything that breaks we can replace. The chairs are going to be plastic, but they're ergonomically designed to support your lower back." unlike the straight-backed wooden chairs residents currently use. Tentative plans for B-Dorm include adding light fixtures and new wooden furniture for the lounge. Yannes a said he's also looking into removing the hallways' drop ceilings, to make the halls look cleaner and more industrial. "More than anything, I want B-Dorm to be clean," he said, noting the dorm's "dirty hippie shack" stigma deters potential residents. Some loyal B-Dormers wony the industrial shift will take away from B Dorm's character. "It might seem stale when fLXed up," said third-year Jessica Mazza. "The [currently] different colored halls and rooms each have very distinct personalities, and that will be lost" when all are white. "B-Dorm has a certain e sence that is not compatible with cleanliness or charm," said Resident Assistant Eric Sosnoff. "Its renovation is part of a greater mission to tum New College more conventional You might call it top-down tyranny.'' Less dramatic summer renovations will include the repair of all failing Goldstein dorm bowers Pilot Con truction originally installed the faulty showers, so they will inspect every one and make all necessary adjustments by the beginning of next school year, Yanne sa said. Pei will see its annual dorm wall whitening and perhaps new landscaping, Yannessa said. But aside from roof repairs to the few dorms that endured water damage, 'We're just going to play it by ear," he added, noting the likely addition of a handrail and new stairs for Viking dormitory. Viking will also see construction of its own edible meditation garden this summer, courtesy of thesis-student Mike Jones. Plans for the communal herb, fruit, and vegetable garden include picnic tables, hammocks, a lighted walkway, and a small pond for koi fish. a y sees lig at end o unne by Maria Lopez The Capital Improvement Trust Fund (CITF) Committee recently approved a $115,000 allocation to construct a darkroom in the southeast corner of Hamilton Center. NCSA President Maxeme Tuchman, Dean of Students Mark Blaweiss, Vice President for Finance and Administration John Martin, and President Gordon Michalson all approved the darkroom proposal. According to the drafts from Manausa, Lewis, and Dod on Architects, the darkroom will include new sinks, filters, specialized lighting, and a new door. The adjacent screen printing room will include a new sink. The preliminary plan indicates the addition of photo enlargers as well. While the maximum estimate for construction of the new darkroom is $115,000, it is possible that not all of it will be used. The CITF Committee . wanted to make sure enough funding would be available if needed. The expense of the darkroom is in part related to the special construction needed to fulfill proper building codes such as disposal of chemicals and polluted water. A new darkroom is welcome news to students who have gone without ever since the darkroom in the old band room, located on US 41, was condemned. The previous darkroom was treated poorly and left in shambles, according to thesis-student Mandy Larson. "I had no desire to work in the darkroom environment that was here earlier in my career-it was an environment of neglect. The only way for [the darkroom] to survive is with much more care and monitoring than before," she said. The silk screen equipment previously located in the band room has been relocated to Hamilton Center and might be utilized for future printing of PCP T-shirts. Tuchman hopes /,1/ \ I I IIEVQ..\"N'.1' M::P ..... ,., Courtesy \fanausa, Lewis. and Dodson Architects. The back rooms of Hamilton Center will once again gain purpose with the construction of the darkroom complex. This artist's rendering shows what a few months and $115,000 might bring for students. the new darkroom will be monitored carefully by students. This monitoring could include two Media TA to ensure darkroom cleanliness and security. Some students are .. frustrated that the building of a new darkroom has been delayed until now. The construction of the dark room is estimated to be completed by the fall, but currently there is no official deadline. "New College photographers should be supported by this institution. We do not have a photography program. We do have a tremendous amount of receipts from Eckerd and Walgreens," said Second-year Ya'el Morowati. In order to provide a photography outlet for those interested on campus, thesis student J.J. Stein established a tutorial allowing 21 students the opportunity to creatively express themselves. Funding from the Council of Academic Affairs (CAA) and the Student Allocations Committee (SAC) helped provide Stein the means of starting the photography tutorial. "With CAA and SAC assistance, New College now owns quality, working darkroom equipment, including two enlargers," said Stein. Larson regrets that it has taken some time for the darkroom plans to come to fruition. "Too bad I'm graduating, but its better now than never," she said. .. .. .


The Catalyst NEWS May 7, 2003 r1e dly face in Student Affars leaving this year Ya el College by Maria Lopez On June 5, Student Affairs Office Manager Jenny Smitha will say goodbye to New College. She is moving to Palm Harbor, Fla. with her husband Joe and two sons Joseph and Robert. Smitha has served the New College community for a little over 9 years, experiencing a lot during that time. "During my flrst years at New College I worked for the Social Sciences Division and I Finally, I moved to the Student Affairs office, and I immediately felt right at home." Smitha is originally from Ecuador, but she has lived in New York and Florida for a most of her life. Her office is adorned with colort'ul creations from her two sons, whom she talks about every chance she gets. "Joe and I are very proud of our t\.vo angels," she said. "Unofficially I guess I talk to the students on just everyday stuff. We joke, laugh and even cry sometimes,'' said Smitha. Many students and faculty come in close contact with Smitha, since her main duty is to assist Dean of Students Mark Blaweiss with everyday office functions. She is known for adopting a warm and friendly manner with both students and faculty. Third-year Jessica Mazza told The Catalyst, "The thing I' 11 always remember about Jenny is how she call all of her office assistants 'mi cielo,' which is Spanish for 'my heaven.' It just makes me feel special, like I've known her all my life." Residence Life Office Assistant Cherry Whitman describes Smitha as the "sunshine in Student Affairs." She is described by her colleagues as reliable, dependable, and friendly to everyone she has come in contact with both professionally and socially. Third year Corey Callahan said, "New College is losing one of their best." Smitha said, "I will miss the students, my friends and co-workers, faculty, and my beautiful offlce." Smitha's job is complex because she clo ely works with both Novo Collegians and anyone who happens to be willing to listen and work with all of our resources (faculty, administration, staff).'' she said. Smitha encourages all of ew College to work together as a whole, and she stands by her conviction that the students are what make New College thrive. Smitha aitl that some of her happiest moments at New College were orientation parent and alumni weekends, and commencements. She advises graduating tudents to "return to visit-not to stay-ju t to visit.'' Educational Programs Coordinator Konnie Kruczek has worked clo ely with Smitha in Student Affair "Jenny tands out becau e she treats everyone equally. She greets everyone with a smile and helps them. no matter how ridiculous the request,'' she says. Smitha has not only erved the administration well, she has also consoled many a nervous baccalaureate student, provided directions for lost visitors, been comic relief, given a great deal of advice and inspiration to many Novo Collegians for nearly a decade. Alumni Association Executive Director David Bryant said, "She's like a legend on this campus. She was instrumental in helping me make New College Weekend a big success the last two years, and I'm really sad to ee her go." Dean of Students Mark Blaweiss told The Catalyst, "It will be impossible for us in Student Affairs to fully replace Jenny's compassion and love of students. She has been there for students who are upset, i\\, scared, or just in need of guidance and Work crew not the only campus activity this summer continued from page 1 "There was this party, an orientation [barbecue] for everyone on campus, for people to get to know each other," Catalyst senior staff-writer ai.ld thesis student Michael Sanderson about his summer of 2000 stay in Goldstein. "There was th1s ofa they lifted like a prized kill, and they tos. ed it off the balcony. I never got the check for not pressing charges. Sanderson went on to descnbe h1s next two summer. at 1 ew College. Spending 2001 in B-Dom1, he recalled it resembling a "post-apocalyptic slum," complete with plenty of debris in the hallways and a con tantly meowing abe e cat waddling through the hallways and sub isting on scraps. He also reminisced about the amusmg predicament of having a Fulbright Scholar drop by his room to haul a mattress away. Bentele mused about the odd nature of some of the non-student summer visitors. "The ballerinas are odd because they're young, and they interact with New College," he said. "I'm not sure what to make of that. New College over the sununer is still New College." Bentele the recalled some of their other influence : a group of Australian hockey players, whom Sander on recalled at one point having bought the Shell Station's entire beer supply, a Swedish ports team that barricaded a Brazilian ports team in their Pei dorms, and a group of Caribbean foreign language students who poured soda on cars and urinated in Dortstein elevators on several non-consecutive occasions. ""It's nice." Bentele said. "The person you hate most at New College. you realize, you have a lot more in common with than the average person in the 'real world."' Back to business Despite the debauchery students witness and perpetuate, however, the on campus summer experience is a serious and productive endeavor for many. Catalyst staff-writer and first-year Sarah Stamper has been preparing for her summer work as an orientation planner for some time. '1 have prior event coordinating experience, Stamper said. "Also, I planned Spring Orientation 2003 for my ISP on The Keys to the Future program, above, is just one of the many opportunities this summer for interested students. leadership and facilitation technique ." Second-year Ganit Gershenson, who will be working for the Keys to the Future program, lamented that a job and schoolwork have prevented her from spending much time with that group this academic year, and cited greater involvement in the program as a key reason for staying over the summer. "I love the kids in Keys to the Future, but didn't get to spend much time with them this year," Gershenson said. "Second, [New College] i a good place to have to tay for the summer."


__________ Life after college need no be such a mystery by Abby Weingarten When we hear the term psychic, a range of \'i uals come to mind: gypsies wielding cry tal balls out of circus wagons, bearded eers writing quatrains with quill pens, paranormal egments on Sally Jes e Raphael, and LaToya Jackson. My tics. They ju t eem o intangible. It's as if daytime talkshows, infomercial and the occasional Teen Witch rental are the only media we have to tap into their energy. However, few are aware that US 41 is in fact a clairvoyant uperhighway. Not far from the hocking-pink Church of Christ Scientist re ide one of Sarasota's lesser known prophet For confidentiality purpo es, we'll caJI this gem Madame Sapphire Her enchanted domicile i ignaled by the billboard on the lawn with the giant palm print and the Visa, Ma terCard, American Express. and Discover emblems below. Knocking on the front door is a karmic faux pas here: that's not the gateway to the spiritual realm. It's the celestial mobiles dangling from the ceiling-her hu band watches a football game in the den while a heavily made up elderly woman sifts through her pocketbook in the waiting room. First, we write her a check for $35, and make it out to "Cash." This gets us a full reading-IS minutes, two of which she spends answering a long distance call. Sapphire, like her great grandmother, has had the gift since she was young, she says, and has been practicing for 40 years. Nathaniel Bmbank!CO/a(}'st Teddy bean, the most overlooked vice of all, sit In Palm Cow1 next to cheap beer, certainly the least ovwlooked one. Graduation PCP this y..-should be no dlff....t. "iathaniel Do the clouds over Ruby's Psychic, located north of campus on US 41, foreshadow the future or just a sunshower? "I can't explain it," she adds. "No more questions. It takes too much time." We lay our hands on a table full of candles and figurines as she instructs u to clear our mind and focus. The lines in our palms reveal that we are a good person with a kind heart who will live a long life. This is good. We have, unlike most other people, been hurt by love. You got it, sister. There is someone in the world right now that cares about us, and we in tum care about other people. Right on the money. Jesu i looking after us, even though our religious affiliation is coincidentally Jewish. Common mistake. Nothing bad will happen to us in life, and there will be a big change in the near future. Keep it coming. And time's up. We are broke, and have now adopted an uncalculated addiction. Yet somehow, we scrounge up another cool $50 to feed it. We try the palm reader next to Splash and In Extremis, advertising mini-readings for l 0 bucks. Her kids are engro sed in a round of Mario Sun hine as she comes out of her bedroom to hoo us away until a later time. We come back; the door i locked. We return again to no avail. She i apparently booked for the rest of her supernatural life. But there are greener pastures to pursue. At Elysian Fields. a book and gift store, readers are available daily. We take two 15-minute essions for $25 each, one with a Tarot reader, the other with a medical intuitive. While we wait, we draw a pattern in the sand of a Zen rock gardening kit, read a pamphlet about Reiki, and pent e a book about dragon lore. Inside the dimly lit workroom. the cards tell us that we are going to take a trip to the Amazonian rainforest and become famous. The latter is a no-brainer. Our pulse discloses information about an upcoming i ness. e get strep throa.t the following week Needless to say, we are floored. We drive home, blare some Krishna Das and and comb the wind with our fingertips. Our 'gas' light come on, and we have no money to refill the tank, but we rely on our newfound inner fire to fuel us home. So, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Being Psychic says that there are some "unscrupulous people" in the psychic profession. Now we may be idiots, but there are certain claims we just don't buy. Graduation PCP: a good old vicefest by Josh Orr The average graduation Palm Court Party is a gathering to celebrate the end of another school year and the beginning of newly-crowned alumni's lives. This year's graduation PCP, on May 23, will do so through the purveyance of sweaty, tropical nakedness in anticipation of an impencting, fictional apocalypse. The party's formal title is not of paramount importance, according to co collaborator Reverend Brandon L. Keene, and has thus far been left undeclared. The real emphasis is on what one, final, hot day on earth would bring out of all Novo Collegians. "I want it to be dripping with vice," Keene said. "I want it to be positively unable to control the sheer amount of convulsing, disgusting, contorting, monstrous vice writhing within. Because on the last day on earth, what are you going to do? You're going to capitulate to every vice you have," said Keene. Keene said that he and co collaborator and thesis student Patrick Hickey plan on making Palm Court the sole musical arena for the evening, which will include a reunion performance from Hickey's band Tom's Cosmic Radio before the on !aught of ritualistic booty music. Though recent Palm Court Parties have utilized a multi-arena design, Keene is convinced that the intensity within Palm Court will encourage all partygoers to bring in their most creative and decadent ambitions, while keeping in mind the air of respect necessary to any PCP ritual. "I'm not going to judge anyone's desires," the reverend said. "But I have to clean everything up in the morning and frankly don't have any real desire to be mopping diarrhea from the bottom of Palm Court." New College alum and graphic artist Robert Schober, whose designs have sold more T-shirts for past PCPs than any other artist, will design T-shirt for the event, Keene said. 'There' also been talk of a multi tiered game of Circle of Death" on campus, said Keene, who described the game a a "cross between Spin the Bottle and Truth or Dare."


_,h_e_c_a_ta_ly_st _______ C_A_T_A_rr_sT_Entertainment __ ___ Things to Come: The Upcoming Events Calendar this wee (end) Concert: Impulse (club-resident Reggae Night band) Island music under Oak trees. Oh, the atmosphere. $5 cover When: May 7, 8:00p.m. Where: Skippers Smokehouse (910 Skipper Road, Tampa) Distance from campus: 66.7 miles More info: http://www.skipperssmoke, (813) 971-0666 Concert: 8th Annual Take Back the Night Mother's Day Benefit ShowWomen's Blues Revue A benefit for local domestic violence agencies. $6-$8 cover When: May 11,5:00 p.m. Where: Skippers Smokehouse Distance from campus: 66.7 miles More information: www. womens, www. skipperssmokeho, (813) 971-0666 Concert: Ministry, Lunatic Candy Creep, Motorgrater Industrial music. (Yeah, because you might have thought a group called "Motorgrater" was actually a boy band from Orlando.) $25 When: May 15, 7:00p.m. Where: The Masquerade (1503 E. 7th Ave., Ybor City) Distance from campus: 64.4 miles More information: (813) 247-3319, www.masq .corn/pages/t2.htm Concert: India.Arie $19-$45 When: May 17, 8:00 p.m. Where: Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center Carol Morsani Hall (1 010 N. W.C. Macinnes Place, Tampa) Distance from campus: 58.4 miles More info:, (813) 222-1001 Concert: Bozo Porno Circus Industrial dance music and fetish gear. It's going to be a leather and glow sticks kind of night. $10 When:May 17 Where: Liar's Club (6416 N. Florida Ave., Tampa) Distance from campus: 60.6 miles More info: (813) 237-0758 Concert: Suzanne Vega When: May 21, 7:30p.m. Where: Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center (1010 N W.C .. Macinnes Place, Tampa) Distance from campus: 58.4 miles More info: (813) 222-1000 Concert: Doors That's right. Ray Manzarek (organ) and Robbie Krieger (guitar) from the original Doors, along with former Cult lead singer Ian Astbury. $39.50-$250 When: May 22, 8:00p.m. Where: Tampa Bay Perfonning Arts Center (1010 N W.C. Macinnes Place, Tampa) Distance from campus: 58.4 miles More info: (813) 222-1000 ongoing events Art: The Power and Passion of Dance An exhibit of images of seminal figures in the history of dance from the Carol Halsted DancePhotography Collection. $4 for students When: through June 15 Where: Museum of Fine Arts (255 Beach Drive N.E., St. Petersburg) Distance from campus: 36.4 miles More info: 727-896-2667 Art: The Human Form in a Dance of Life "Fine art photographer Jerry Johnson exhibits black & white photographs captured on infrared film, lending a surreal ambiance. Dude, they're sooooooo trippy. Free When: through May 20 Where: Snooty Judy's (514 Skinner Distance from campus: 54.9 miles More info: 727-734-9835 Art: On Pointe Ballet photographs from the collection of the late George Verdak. Call for price When: through August 31 Where: Central Gallery (475 Central Ave., St. Petersburg) Distance from campus: 35.4 miles More info: 727-898-3997 PCP host is more potent than ron I ntinuecl ftom previou$ I Second-year Devon Barrett described Circle of Death more simply as an "official New College drinking/ sex game which usually involves someone waking up the next morning and feeling dirty." But the chances of waking up after this PCP without regrets will be enhanced:by an admissions bracelet policy, which Keene said he plans on enforcing to strictly prohibit unwelcome guests, though all Novo Collegians have the power to force the expulsion of any individual who doesn't have an admissions bracelet. New College students can request bracelets for their guests' admission, but are responsible for whomever they give a wristband to. "I strongly encourage people not to give bracelets to townies," Keene said. "I will bold students responsible for letting townies in who disrupt the party, and it will be their ass. I will not have our PCP ruined by townies," he added. "This [party] is important to me," Keene said. "I have a lot of friends who are graduating that I am thoroughly going to miss when they are gone and this is sort of my gift to them." And so, though there is yet no final title for the Palm Court Party, its essential amenities have been accounted for with great thought and care, said Keene. The Reverend's proven charisma and competency in past New College productions and festiva1s have eased students' concerns in spite of an uncertain party theme. "Brandon Keene is throwing a party and it will rock, because he is made of steeJ, which is more potent than iron," Barrett said. Although he has received offers from many volunteers, Keene said he is still looking for "people who have the time and the philanthrQpy to volunteer their services for whatever is necessary: from being big and beefy and ecuring our party, to watching after whatever defecatory wood nymphs that partygoers may become in the woods outside of First Court." Graduation PCP will begin after commencement on May 23. Wristbands and t-shirts will be available a few days prior to the event. "Muffin." Small, white/cream colored Poodle/Maltese mix. 12 lbs., black collar with smiley faces, no tags. Missing since 4/19. $$REWARD$$ IF FOUND PLEASE CALL Boba is Wearing ... he r *45 gQ 0Pi9i aJ/ unusoo1 Frome EYEGLASS. COM 'Wel!I'J\IIf.ld \Qat -N'lC lbdQy 921-64 2 1952 Fie c:t Rd $hep on 4 < ,;.: --A I o ; J 0 I .. .. ,..


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CATALYS Sup a a It's like you're psychic or something. pages volume xvi issue 12 I 5.07.2003 ---------------------------listen carefu y and hea wa t e quiring that pretty little home and hav ing the ''ideal" life that their parent wanted for them. I'm not going to ay 1t's the wron thin to build your life around. It's tight for a lot of people, and that's fine We're ju t trying to po. e the question, "What' tight for you?" C: What are you guy to the day '! P: l've heard probably two albums thi week that were excellent albums. One is Fleetwood Mac's Rumoun. It has one really lame ong on it but other than that it's really great. C: Ha n 't that been around awhile? P: that' what I' e been kind of doing. I'm going backward and trying thing I mi.'. cd. Within the Ia t year 1 heard my first Beatie. album. and rm kind of going that route. And a few ago, 1 listened to the Neil Young album, ljarve and 1 thought it was outstand.. lost people ho ha\' been to a \all putcr animation Would you rather have have dan cd to or at lea 1 heard th mu-people at your how ance like raz_ or n w on you re piaym on .. Paranoia Attack"! ic of dance-driv n electronic indie rock pay attention to the rccns'l band The Paint. I heir late t album, P: I think. for the time being, that we Dlmse Macabre (200 I), recently ant pe pie to dane v.ith us. I think spawned a music ideo for the ingle v. hat's going on on the screens inot "Agenda Suicide," a viden recently re-like reading a novel or anything ... I like jected by MTV becau-e the band refused it when people get sweaty with us. censorship of the word "suicide'' and C: What do you want people to tak images of the video's protagonist pop-away from what they saw? ping pill and jumping in front of a uhP: Memories of a fun night. way train. The Faint played at th Tv. i-C: Tell me why th band picked light Club m Ybor City Apr. 30 to the "Agenda Suicide" as the ingle from e citen ent of many 'avo Collegians in Dame Macabre. the crowd. The Catal).\t aught up "'tth P: At the time we felt that ong reprc ba. s player and original m mber Joel nte the album th' We just over Peter on in Jack on ille on 1ay be-all thought it "'a. the av rage of the fore The Faint took the :tage. whole album. You know I'm not aying Cataly t: I thought I'd tart with orne word association Peterson: Okay. C: hippi ... P: flowers C: no gadc: P: the best thing in the world C: liberal Arts P: the econd best thing in the world C: bicyc1es P: Amsterdam C: cannabis P: Canada C: tie-dye P: hippies : protc. ting P:good C: 1 aw your how in Tampa with the "average'' a in 75 percent, itju t sort of had a lot of elements that were consistent of the whole album. We liked the song an 1 had c n idea for a video for it. : What is the symbolism in the lyric "our work mak pretty littl home ''? P: That mo<.tly refer. to uburban life the sort of middle cla s dream of out the city and into. uburban, homoge nized life. C: And what do you think about that? P: It's not for me. I ort ot grew up with those par nt who were aspiring to do that. They 'vor ed incredibly hard to get tho e things while at the arne time left out what I consider important. like family and friend. and building a relation-hip with the community. Thing like that kind of went to the wayside in acP Vhen \\C were wnLing rhar sona ir w:1s at the time when things ere be coming more and more apparent that things wen: going to go wrong in the Middle East and the United State.' involvem nt in it and the media portrayal of that ... the n edia wa. creating thi monster that was feeding otT of it. elf and that's what we wanted to write a song about ... the media creating paranoia. C: Have you een Bowling for Columbine'? P: I have. C: That s "'hat the ong and ideo rl: minded me of. P: I think that' a great tilm. E eryone should e it. : 'ew College require tuJents to spend each January completino an In le pendem Study Projed. 1f you ould study one topic in ependently for an entire month, what would it be? P: That'. a good que tion be au. that's pretty much what we all do. Since we don't go to schooL \\C just figure out what wt:'re all inter ted in learning. Mo t recently we all Jeamed id o edit ing softwa1e and different programs that relate to it. Right now I want to get into tht: recording, au<.lio side of thing:. I v. ant get a little smarter about that. That' actually what I'm going to do wh n I get off the t ur. C: Wh t do you ee yourself doing four year from now? ave to say P: I wont be retired yet. hortly th re after I want to retire. I don't now how thi: is going to work! I don't know what be doing in four years. Last y ar I tne

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CATA YS by Christopher DeFillippi woman with the power to control the De pite focusing heavily on a weather, Rogue (Anna Paquin) who chool for gifted mutants, X-2: X-Men can sap the life and power away from United ha very little mo t ew College other mutant Jean Grey (Famke folk could relate to. While many of the Janssen ) who had telekinetic powers, character are socially awkward ort and Cyclop (Jame Mar den) who can who are in the nation s political hoot la ers from hi eye minority and have parents that don't Seemg how the character are not approve of their life tyle the much more complex than their imilaritie end here. abnormalities, the movie's pacing i These mutants are genera11 y uff r merciful in not requiring us to care too tatuesque, re id n an immaculate much about any one character teched-u m nsion. are imbued with individually. god-like power and the very survival AI o, like the fir t film. the mutants of the world 1s contingent upon their erve a allegorie for oppre sed involv ement. minoritie The oppre sion and the Relatable or not, a little empty movie begin with an exhilarating cene fanta y can make for fun viewing. where a blue-skinned, acrobatic imp1 e mu nr ( an 1rnrn ng b I M en, 2 c n n s "nfil rare th White House, tclcports hy the o ginal in followmg Professor X disappearing an d rea p pearing in puf t (Patrick Stewart), the wheelchair-bound of inky black smoke, evade ecret telepathic powerhouse, and hi school of ervice men' bullet and attempts ro mutants who are intent on u ing their a sassinate th President. powers for gOod. With X-2's mutant capable of The movie bring back all of the shooting lasers, controlling the main heroe from fir t movie. These weather, freezing time, and killing include Wolverine (Hugh Jackman). every human on the planet with beer who ha the power to heal incredibly mental energy, the government quickly and has razor blades that come perceive them a a potential threat for out of hi hands, Sto m (Halle Barry), a orne rea on. Local ovie Times Carmike R oyal Palm 2 0 FL 7 0 and U S 30 I Bradenton A Man Apart (R) 1: 15 4:05 Anger Management (PG-13) 12:00 2:25 4:55 7:25 9:55 Bringing D own the House (PG-13) 1:35 4:40 7:05 9:50 Bulletp oof Monk (PG-13) 1:00 4:45 7:25 9:55 Confidence (R) 1:45 4:50 7:15 9:40 Hole (PG) 1 2:30 4:05 7:05 9:45 Identity (R) 12:45 2:00 4:20 5:00 7:15 7:45 9:35 10:00 It Run in the Family (PG-13) 1:10 4:20 7:05 9:3 5 Malibu'sMo tWanted(PG-13) 1:305:00 7:50 10:00 Phon Boo th ( R ) 1:05 3:05 5:30 7:30 9:45 The Pianist (R) 1:45 4:45 8:00 The Real Caocun (R) 7:35 9:5 5 What a Girl Wants (PG) 1:20 4:50 7:15 9:35 X2: X-Men nited (PG-13) 12:00 1:00 1:30 2:00 3:00 4:00 4:30 5:00 6:00 7:00 7:30 8:00 9:00 9:55 10:30 11:55 Regal Hollywood 20 Mai n Street / 30 I Sar asota Anger Management (PG-13) !0:20am 12:00 1:00 2:30 5:00 7:05 7:30 10:00 Better Luck Tomorrow (R) 12:00 4:55 9:50 Bringing Down the House (PG-13) 4:00 9:40 Bulletproof2:25 7:20 Chicago (PG-13) 12:15 2:45 5:15 7:45 10:15 Confidence (R) 12: to 2:35 5:00 7:25 9:50 Hol (PG) I O:OOam 12:45 4:00 7:00 9:45 House of 1000 Corp es (R) 10:15am 12:30 2:45 5:05 7:25 9:40 Identity (R) 10:05am 12:20 2:40 4:55 7:15 9:35 These mutants, an ultra-powerful elite, who have 1mmen e control over the live. of the re t f the planet' inhabitants, seem more analogou to powerful non-government agents than a pitiably per ecuted minority. The movie's greate t accompli hment, however, i how it erve. up a barrage of beautiful Computer Graphic Imaging (CGI) arti try and action equences at a sufficiently quick pace that you have little time to dwell on this, or any of it other logical incongruities. In lhe mo ie, the titular X-Men track down the would-be pre ident' a a in to an abandoned church in Boston, where he introduces him elf as Kurt Wagner, who goes by the nickname It Run. in the Family (PO13) !0:25am 1:00 4:20 7:25 10:00 Malibu's Most Wanted (PG-13) I 0:25am 12:40 2:50 5:05 7:35 9:50 Phone Booth (R) I 0: lOam 12:20 2:30 5:05 7:50 9:55 The Good Thief (R) 12:05 2:40 5:15 7:50 10:25 The Lizzie McGuire Movie (PG) 10:45am 12:15 1:05 2:35 4:05 4:55 7:15 7:45 9:35 10:05 The Real Cancun (R) 12:05 2:25 4:45 7:109:35 What a Girl Wants (PO) 12:05 2:35 5:10 7:40 10:10 X2: X-Men nited (PG-13, lO:OOam 10:1 5am 10:30am 12:45 1:00 1:15 1 3:45 4:00 4:15 4:30 6:45 7:00 7:15 7:30 9:45 10:00 10:15 10:30 Cobb Parkway 8 Unversity/LockwoodRidge, Sarasota About Schmidt (R) 1:45 4:30 7:10 9:50 op1n1o again:.t them. Equipped v. ith a rum that allows him to control th minds of mutanb.. St ker c:-. e the of Magneto (Ian McKeHen). the villain of the Ia. t mo ie, to gain information about Profe sor X's ch ol for mutant Wh n the X-en discover thi part of Stryker\ plan, they join forces with Magneto and his shapehifting h nchwoman fy tique Romjintamo ) to stop him. The movie has a number of subplot that seem an attempt to give the character' emotional depth. There is Wolverine's que:-.t to di. co cr hi origins. the coming of age story of lceman (Shawn A hmore) and Pyro (Aaron Stanford), and th unconvincing love-triangle involving Wolverine, Cyclop and Jean Grey, among olhers. Thankfully, the narrative. kip back and forth between these ubplot before we lo e intere t. The ub-plots are also frequently interrupted by vivid action sequence that do nothing to enhance the narrative but do everything to keep people engaged during a two-hour movie with e entially no real characters. The fact that the movie allows one to suspend disbelief throughout, even when Profes or X and Magneto determine the future of the planet while wearing the r i a im i a c. is gr; atest accomplishment. O verall. t h e amazing g r ap hic frenetic pacing, and the fact that the actor are all good sport who play their ridiculous roles with conviction not only distract lhc viewer from the gaping plot hole derivati e character per ona1ities, and expository pseudo cience, but amount to an enjoyable, if not forgettable, moviegoing experience. X2: X-Men United is currently puJying at the Royal Palm 20 and Hollywovd 20. 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, .. I The Catal st NEWS May 2003 tudents and faculty recognized for excellence Person: Amanda Durbak Award: $3,500 Research Fellowship from the American Society of Plant Biologists Durbak, a third-year biology major, will u e the award to spend 10 weeks this ummer studying the Madagascar periwinkle. She will conduct her research with Biology Professor Amy Clore in the Heiser Natural Sciences laboratory. Durbak plans to M thesis on tbe study's worldwide who received a research grant from the American Society of Plant Biologists this year. For Durbak, the cell development of the Madaga car periwinkle 1 particularly interesting because certain cancer cells develop similarly. Several cancer drugs are made from the flower. "Some of the cells [in the Madagascar periwinkle] change from epidermal cells to parenchyma," said Durbak. Epidermal cells are specialized cells, while parenchyma<> are more generalized. The Madagascar periwinkle' cells de elop backwards in comparison to most plants and animals. Durbak hopes to d1 cover the molecule that -,i nal. the reverse cell de elopment. She had alway planned to major in biology and became interested in plants Ia t. pring. ''I always knew that I didn't want to work with animals. I didn't want to work with organisms really. I took a plant physiology cla s and I really liked it," said Durbak. After graduation Durbak plans to attend graduate school, become a professor, and continue conducting research. Person: Silvia Manzanero Award: Junior Fellowship from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Manzanero, a graduating political science and economics major, will spend next year in Washington D.C. She will work with Vice President of Studies for the Carnegie Endowment George Perkovich in the Russian security and the of posltwn for Manzanero, with Perkovich as her mentor and project leader. Manzanero is one of only eight college seniors awarded a fellowship by Carnegie to study Russian security thi year. "I think it' an excellent program for young college seniors to get experience in the real world," said Manzanero. 'Tm hoping by being the first Novo Collegian to get this fellowship that I can set a precedent for tudents of New College to have better chances to get there in future years." Before coming to ew College. Manzanero studied at the prestigious School of American Ballet and danced with everal ballet companie including the Hartford Ballet and the Sarasota Ba11et. Manzanero began her tudie m political science and economics at Manatee Community College in 1999, after an injury forced her to stop dancing. She transferred to New College in 2000 and currently teaches ballet classes at local studios. Manzanero, who was born in Madrid, recently presented her thesis on the evolution and formation of national identity in Spain. Person: Miriam Wallace Award: $3700 research grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities The grant will allow Wallace, a British and American Literature professor, to participate in a six week eminar at the University of Nebraska Lincoln concerning British romantic fiction. Wallace is one of only 12 professors from arotmd the country awarded a grant by the National Endowment for the Hmnanities for this conference. Profe8801S at tbe seminar will 1 980s, when scholars began cataloguing the works. 'The cool thing about this seminar is we're going to have access to books through microfilm to some writers that had been lo t," said Wallace. She will be presenting on the lesser-known author Jane West. Wallace's interest in Briti h literature stems from graduate school. ''I read this really wild hook called The Life and Opinions of Tristnun handy. 1 was in a class where we were reading 18th century literature in a feminist context. and the other people in the class could find nothing to say about it except that it was misogynistic. I thought that wac; incredibly narrow o I wound up writing my dissertation on it,'' aid Wallace. Wallace i currently wnting a book about revolutionary 'Jacobin' writers of the late 18th and early 19th century. (The 'Jacobins were an extremely radical party in France and the term became synonymous with terrorists.) Wallace hopes to complete that book next year, and write a sequel about conservative 'Anti-Jacobin' noveli ts like Jane West. She will present her seminar research at a conference in August, and wants to publish it in a journal. Person: William Werner Award: $500 Otto Springman Memorial Scholarship Award Werner, an anthropology major, received the scholarship from the German-American Social Club of Sarasota for his dedication to German culture. He is the third ew College student to receive the scholarship, now in its third year. Werner will use the scholarship to pay for travel expenses from his trip to Berlin over the past Independent l)e thirde an ry at n intensive German language program at the Goethe Institute. "I thought Germany was fantastic. Berlin is a really important city with lots of history. The most striking thing about Berlin is how it's still in the midst of changes from when the wall came down. There are still people who think in term of East Germany and West Germany," said Werner. He 1s also interested in German history for its impact on European culture. "One idea I have for a future re earch project is to examine some of the German explorers on the American frontier during the 18th-I 9th centuries, and how their writings influenced popular perceptions of North America in Europe." said Werner. He has been taking German language clas es for seven years and i proficient. Werner plans to apply for a Fulbright Fellowship in Germany next year. He a1 o studies the Spanish language and Hieroglyphic Mayan. Werner plans to write his thesis on the historical archaeology of Fort Armistead, a military fort from the Seminole War located in Sarasota County. Person: Alissa Shea Award: Scholarship from the Free University of Berlin International Summer program Shea, a first-year, will use her scholarship to spend a month at the Free University this summer studying philosophy and art history. Her scholar hip includes tuition, housing, and a $1,000 living stipend. She will take two classes, Introduction to German Philosophy and The Power of the Original: A Thought in Renaissance ermany' ea is one o on y 25 college fre hman in orth America awarded the scholarship this year. "I'm interested in Germany because I'm primarily interested in 20th century continental philosophy, which is primarily German and French," aid Shea. She first became interested in philosophy when she took a course at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville during high school. Shea's other interests include art history and Student for a Free Tibet. She plans to become a philosophy major and is considering writing a thesi on a German philosopher. VISit the New College bsite at .... lafonaallon ..... g, ... ....... ,.._. Prof"tles by Katelyn Weissinge!_ Photos compiled by Nathaniel Burbank Thanks to Public Affairs.


The Catalyst Coke is i I continued ffom 1 compliance with the exclusive contract. According to the contract with Coca Cola, the beverages covered do not include "unbranded fresh squeezed juices," meaning Sodexbo will be able to carry fresh-squeezed juice, provided that it is old in plain containers. Dixon's current plan is to find "some local brand of fresh-squeezed juice" to carry beginning next year. 'We want to honor our contract," said Martin. "Coke is putting out substantial money." For the right of exclusivity on USF's Tampa, Sarasota/Manatee (including New College), and St. Petersburg campuses, Coca-Cola is paying sponsorship fees of $400,000 a year for 10 years to USF. USF also receives a commission on all products sold. According to Martin, $16,000 a year will be returned to the Sarasota Campus, with New College receiving about 60 percent. Odwalla, the other line of fresh juice products carried in the C-Store, is not affected. In other news, because Coke is discontinuing their Java Planet line of coffee drinks Sodexho will begin selling Starbucks products next year. ''spice it up'' I continued from page 1 I Jones said the idea sprouted one day when he and a friend wondered if the SAC would sponsor an herb garden, "And the idea just expanded from there." The SAC allocated $4,000 for construction cost, and the Office of Residence Life plans to contribute funds as well. "I think it's a great idea, even if we only have Vt.king [as a dorm] for one more year," said Resident Life Director Mike Campbell, who said he is more than willing for his office to provide collaborative funding. Garden construction, slated for the unused eastern area of the Viking grounds, will hopefully begin by the end of May, Jones said, though he has already begun sprouting some of the plants. Crops will include eggplant, squash, various peppers, and asian spices, among others. Jones, an avid cook, hopes to cultivate "pretty much anything you need to make a good curry powder." Jones will construct the garden with a local friend. The two are currently in search of a rototiller for breaking ground and a truck to transport plants and soil over the summer, Jones said. '' I I I NEWS May 7, 2003 Crosley: Small details make large impacts by Sarah Zell and having impromptu conversations with Chairman Bob Johnson about the On May 12, the USF Sarasota/ Joint Relocation and Use Plan. Manatee Campus Board wi11 take action on the proposed Master Plan Update. Three days later, the USF Board of Tru tees will hear the same proposal, building a 250,000 sq.-ft. facility on the former Powel Crosley Estate if the measure is passed. In the meantime, this year's budget is being finalized by the Florida Legislature. No monies are currently included for the building of a $22 million Sarasota/ Manatee branch of USE USF s proposal to develop the estate has been controver ial. The 28-acre future campus site is part of a 45-acre plot of land containing some of the last remaining coastal xeric scrub habitat in southwest Florida. The environmental concerns call for USF to address problems of pollution, water runoff, protected species, and habitat loss. Also numerous are the problems that have resulted from unhitching with New College, and the continued shared use of the existing campus. Some logical incongruities: Independent mediators were employed as facilitators of two community forums held to assess the concerns of local tesid devcl.o m 1 of the Crosley Estate in November' 2(X)2. Current Special Assistant to the Sarasota/ Manatee CEO David R. Voss was, at that time, one of the independent mediators of David R. Voss and Associates. Now, instead of posting ground rules at a forum-''One person at a time. Be polite and respectfui"-Voss is attending New College Board of Trustees meetings as a USF employee, Prior to the start of a Nov. 26 USF Sarasota/Manatee Campus Board meeting, USF President Judy Genshaft informed the board via telephone conference that the previou Friday was spent interviewing applicants for the architectural and engineering flrm for the Crosley development plan. HI learned more about gopher tortoises than I knew to be possible," she said. Genshaft went on to explain that her knowledge of gopher tortoises was limited. Meanwhile, residents of the Uplands (the neighborhood between New College and the Crosley Estate) sat in the rear of the Sudakoff Conference Center holding signs opposing development. When the meeting started, Board Chairman Jan Smith said, "We can read ... We are very concerned about the interests of our neighbors. It's not like we're not part of the community." At the Feb. 12 Campus Board Meeting, despite the fact that the CEO's report showed anticipated budget cuts in almost all functions of the campus-including academic programs, e o ent wth d shared serrice8--Stlylrec said. "Keep Spending because PECO (Public Education Capital Outlay) drives a lot of this." PECO funding has a priority list that does not show USF Sarasota/ Manatee's campus development plans; however, the volatile history of PECO shows that little is ever set in stone. No funding has been allocated as yet for the relocation of USF Sarasota/ Manatee's campus to the Crosley &tate. +AIRPORT+ MIN -STORAGE Units as low os $21.00*/month Located off U.S. 4 l 2 troftic lights north of New College at 455 Braden Avenue Office 941-355-5559fc Hours: Mon-Fri 9-6 Sot 9-5 ACCESS 7 DAYS A WEEK 7 A.M-9 P.M. INCLUDING HOL.IDAY WE HAVE THE LOWEST RATES FOR SELF STORAGE ANYWHERE! psssstttt!l! beat the "Ringling" crowd ... DON'T WAIT TIL IT'S TOO LATE!!! 3'wide x 7'deep x S'hlgh standard unit plus sales tax + a one time $5.00 admin. fee. Other sizes available. 1 r r 1be sidewalk of US 41, featuring the plain state-issued sign showing the Crosley Estate exists (left), and USF's more colorful sign which controversially proclaims it's 'growing with you' (right). The project schedule for relocation of Sarasota/Manatee assumes that funding for development of the new campus will be awarded in July 2003, with construction beginning in October 2003. The $22 million that USF hopes to acquire in the next two years doesn't currently have any position in an already strained budget The Winter 2003 issue of USF Ma azine featured an article about bioJogjsfs Henly' eiJill &lily McCoy, who "have been awarded a five year, $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to study a respiratory disease that is killing endangered gopher tortoises in Florida." The article addresses the highlights: "Gopher tortoises are a 'keystone species,' which means they are critical to more than 300 other species ... In the past 10 years, Florida's gopher tortoise population has shrunk by 40 to 60 percent at some of the tate parks." According to the Gopher Tortoise Council, ''Habitat alteration and land development po e the most serious threat to the continued survival of the gopher tortoise." USF's plans suggest maintaining the gopher tortoise population by relocating the tortoises to another portion of the Crosley Estate, but this will still create a minimized and urbanized habitat. If, as McCoy suggests, the state parks cannot effectively sustain a suitable habitat, it is unlikely that the university will be able to do a comparable job. According to McCoy and Mu hinsky, "the high den ity predisposes them to the disease and their habitats can degenerate quickly." USF Campus Board meeting May 12, 3:00-5:30 p.m., College HaU Music Room. USF Board of Trustees meeting May 15, 1:00-5:00 p.m., Phyllis P. Marshall Center, 4th Floor, Campus View East, Tampa Campus. I I


___ C_A_T_A_LY_s_T p e rs p ect i V e _____ __:.:.:..;;Ma;.,r._y l;:.L...;;, Gender bias at New College? Robin Jacobs GuEST OP N ON I wish to addre s the problems with gender bias in New College cJas rooms. Thi problem i important, because: "If a tudent's involvement in cia i a major factor in shaping her/his self concepts. then striving for equity within the college classroom is ab olutely important to self-efficacy and future success academically as well as profe sionally" (Per aud, 1999 paraphrasing Krupnick. 1985). Now that women are allowed into college, the danger of di crimination today is present in subtler forms of di crimination. Anita Persaud discusses this phenomenon as ''the chilly clas room''; the component of this atmosphere which I wish to as active New where women are more remain sjJent, and men often monopolize clas:-; discussion. One reason women remain silent is interruption by men; women are more likely to be interrupted and, once intenupted, often remain silent for the of class (Persaud. 1999). this Michael Sandersolts column will not appear this week. It will retum in the fall. Letters to the Editor How to Get Your Article Taken Seriously {in response to "Protest taken seriously:' Issue 11, p.10) We would like to respond to the article, "How to get your prote t to be taken seriously." We found the content of the ru.1icle to be all-too typical of our campus. De pite the activist sentiment that pervade dialogue on campus, it i rare that students actually venture into the community to take action. Tho e that do, however. are repeatedly held up to the scrutiny and criticism of those who do nothing. Mr. DeFillippi admits to being one uch inert student. Given this campu 'trouble with mobilizing the student body, opinion presented in the demeaning way that Mr. DeFillippi presented his are counterproductive and a slap in the face for tho e who make the effort to be involved in the community. Mr. DeFiilippi has proven him elf an irre ponsible journalist in this article, mi repre enting us on many counts to make an unfairly judgmental point. For example. Mr. DeFillippi's comments about the Clothesline Project open room he attended should under no circumstances be in print. The content of _,.....,..1!15"" room diacussions... as i1 was explained to Mr. DeFiJlippi, was confidential. He was even asked to tum off his tape recorder. Due to space, however, the bulk of our commentary pertains to Mr. DeFi11ippi mi repre entation of our pro-choice support rallies. On this topic, we wish to point out a blatant factual error. Mr. DeFillippi stated, "The pro-life people were sufficiently loud to make their cases heard, but did not directly verbally assault any of the people going in to get an abortion or the employees who worked there." We started the Friday rallies precisely becau e all people (men, women, and clinic workers) entering the clinic are verbally assaulted by pro-life demonstrators. We are also offended by Mr. DeFillippi's repeated comments about pro-choice supporters shaking their hips at the rally. We are upset becau e Mr. DeFillippi purpo efully does not mention other more important and olemn parts of the rally so that he can portray u as juvenile activist The pro-life demonstrators prod us and have accused us of supporting rape and the Holocaust, but we try as hard as we can to avoid futile arguments and to ay nothing. It is often in frustration that we turn away to talk with each other. Mr. DeFillippi calls this superficial, smug and arrogant. However, Mr. DeFillippi has only observed and never taken part in any of the event he criticized in his article We invite Mr. DeFillippi and the entire student body to meet us at 8:00 or 10:00 a.m. on Friday mornings in front of Ham Center and come show us through actions-not self-righteous wordswhat you feel is an appropriate fonn of activism. Mr. DeFillippi has done nothing productive in hi article, except to prove that he does not understand the power of activism and what the members and supporters of FMLA personally go through every week to support women exercising their right to reproductive freedom. Sincerely, Rhea Myerscough Maxeme Thchman Corey Callahan Molly Thompson Megan Jourdan Erica Haas Charis Stiles Shannon Benge Julia Davis Ben Wright e Horvath Laure Brady Lee Johnson Melanie Iverson Gigi Shames Robin Jacobs Meg Whedbee Ann Hove Sam Davidson Erika Fey Claire Richardson Jessica Casciola Mary Englund Thanks, but you missed the point (also in response to "Protest taken seriously:' Issue 11, p.lOJ of Year In regards to Christopher DeFillippi's article I have a few thing to say. ..__N,.w Day First of all, I feel that he completely missed our aim in performing a t.I)(JiOI/,'Sojfbq(l basketball courts/ of New College for rzeniJ3'.. .. castles, live music, weekly support rally: there are women walking into the clinic, being harassed, and feeling insecure and immoral. We're there for them. We stand by the side of the road and try to get honks because on the second floor, the women having procedures perfonned, with their legs in stirrups and their dignity exposed, can hear that, can hear their support. in the pool with greased in the faculty &: staff vs. nl/&lil'ttnlrll game, or just come unwind and eat That is our only aim. That is the only reason we are there-to show IFI\fday. women they are not alone. that they are not immoral, to provide Afternoon to wee hours of the morning in Palm some for Court .Also, Operation /'!finite Party. Homer Wolfe will Second, tf Mr. had come last week he would have seen two begin the celebration earlv on the night of his wall with of our members encrrcled and yelled at by anti-choicers in violent, harsh starting in afternoon in Palm c rt and un-Christ-like ways. Last week (third-year] Gigi Shames and myself : live music (' A-...:-Ant1 and tL) ailed d h k befi ATUI (J 114/!TS pllla,QS, were c cunts an t. e wee ore 1t wac; spawn of Satan" ans and crafts activities. Catered by Ban kok Thai. Perhap because of thts we do become slightly smug in our group of g femini ts and pro-choicers. But when you are attacked every week in May 19---Thesis submission deadline illogical, har h, and inappropriate ways, you do become defen ive. Since we try not to return their yells and try not to get into long-winded arguments, we end up needing to vent in other small unhannful ways. While the article djd bring some good points into t.1.e open, I feel that it did miss our goal in going. He came one day, one Good Friday, when the anti-choice people were made up of a different dynamic, and the vi be of the day was unusually hostile on our part. I suggest before writing such an article as this one that next time he experience more days and more opinions. Every week is different. Every week is an another trial to get through. Charis Stiles


________ C_A_T_A_L_Y_s_T p e rs p ect i v e _____ 2:::....:.0....::....:03:;,_____:=:...__ Painting with the colors of the Four Winds Abby Weingarten HERALD STAFF WRITER After three years at New College, I guess it isn't far-fetched for people to assume that I gleaned something from my experience. Diligently filling out the recent Survey of Student Engagement led me to mull over what I've learned. Amidst bubbling in a Christmas tree of random numbers, I thought, what kind of social advice could have benefited me my first year? Any disclaimers or tidbits of wisdom I might impart to newcomers that nobody ever took time to whisper to me? While painting with the colors of the Four Winds became, in some respects, a soulful voyage, it wasn't always a wift one. And zilch prepared me for what I witnessed setting a high heeled foot on campus: Like the Sandman, the image still pays me tartling visits in the night. It was week two of my first e hadju The event was Disorientation. My entire en emble was from the latest Old Navy line and I was sure it would be a huge hit, especially with the matching lipstick and shrug (look it up). I'd drunk alcohol a couple times, counting Manischewitz at Passover, and the only streaking I knew about was the hair-coloring trick. I was nursing a chilled Aquafrna, I remember, when I heard the stampede. They came like the apocalypse, boomingly loud and without fair warning. Yours truly took one look at a rash of naked deadheads cannonballing and belly-flopping into the pool and picked up a withdrawal form the next day. Yep, that was it for me. Sure, I had listened to Phish records before and watched Dazed and Confused. Still, no matter how much vicarious research I'd done, nowhere in my orientation manual was being bumped up against by a jolly nudist aforementioned. And that was just a smidgen on the map of souring sights I was fated to behold. Let's just say the status quo in the real world was slightly different, at least the world I came from, which was o y an hour to the north. It took me a year or so to realize that just because the loudest people are the easiest to hear, they're not the only ones talking. The high-profile groups tend to eclipse the silent minority, those little Buillion cubes who add so much flavor to this campus. RAs will regulate and drag those people out of their holes. And it is up to the rest of the community to accept and tolerate diversity, of course, that includes oddballs like omnivores, conservatives, and men. Obviously, I never followed through with that withdrawal, as I began to notice that the campus was Graduation doesn't stump our bright young Catalyst alumnus-she's already well on her way to a productive career in journalism. peppered with more than just the proven that I've offended a few like. My perpetual scour took leave of me later, and I began to understand and laugh at the idiosyncrasies that make this place what it is. By the end of it, I was the one dressing like a transvestite and knocking door-to-door for keg money. As for my time on the Catalyst staff, the letters to the editor have y was trying to be "funny" or "sardonic," I apologize for the misunderstanding. Everything I've written up to this point has been nothing but straight news. Lastly, to everyone who said I'd be using my liberal arts degree for toilet paper, my daily articles in the Bradenton Herald will do just fine.


The Catalyst May 7 2003 New College's Third Annual Kickball Tournam.ent "More kicking ass than kicking balls" Before playing Team Ringer in the first round Team Basketball m ember and third-year Lawrence Bowdish said, "Team Ringer is going down. We are about to go ring their bell." Unfortunately, Bowdish and the rest of Team Basketball were defeated in the first round. The play ers hung around for the rest of the tournament to heckle the remaining games with Sarah special emphasis on Team Ringer. "The banter from the 'peanut gallery' was not at all discouraging, especially since it got larger as we defeated more of our opponents," Team Ringer player Casey Burns said. ..., __ Fights between opposing teams kept the crowd much more amused than whatever game was cun-ently going on. This particular spat broke out between Team Gin and Tonic and Team Ringer, after second-year Gin and Tonic mem ber Patrick Mcilvain attacked Mike Howland with water bal loons. Not wanting to miss out on the action several other team members quickly got involved. "Team Gin and Tonic realizes that the game is more about enjoying ourselves at New College. We had more fun kicking ass than kicking balls," Mcilvain said. by Sarah Stamper Water balloons, trash talking, wrestling and free food kept over a hundred New College students entertained on Saturday afternoon. Depending on who you ask, you might even fmd out that there was a kickball tournament going on. "People came out for fun, people came out to drink, we came out for some of that, but really we came out for business. It is all about the T-shirts," Team Ringer Captain and graduating student Mike Howland said before their close championship. This kickball t ournament proved to be much more than who went home with aT-shirt. "Team Ringer may have won the shirt, but they didn't win the people's hearts," Team Basketball member and third-year Jeff Lundy said. An enthusiastic crowd stared in amazement as members of Gin and Tonic ran out on the field during the game between Just for Kicks and Shock and Awe to do the chicken dance. Team Gin and Tonic also interrupted play several other times to chase players, tackle B-Dorm roller I Cr aig c u tze and moon o pposing team member t David Barnett w le at the p late. t Sarah Stamper/Q-1/(l/ys/ Organizer o f the Third Annual New Col lege K i ckball Tournament Resident Advisor Eric Hinton knew that he had to spend his $300 of snack food money from the SAC wisely For the spectators and p layers popsicles a keg of beer and burgers were on hand. Some teams, like Team Gin and Tonic took the liberty of bringing their own refreshments, such as, gin rum, vodka and vermouth. In order to distribute the liquor and assure that all team members stayed fully 'hydrated, the team also brought a t onic water boy. ..

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