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Volume 49, Number 17
March 26, 1997
The Student Newspaper of Marist College
Activities fee increase
approved to fund clubs
and campus programs
$20 at the most," Mara said. "I
wouldn't want to go too high
because just about everyone has
loan, and you feel every little
Bringing high profile entertainbit."
ment, such as the Dave Matthews
According to the proposal that
Band or the Indigo Girls, to
Marist may now be possible, due Mara and Knapp submitted, 60
to an increase in the activities fee. percent ($57,600) of the additional funds will be used for
The new activities fee became
clubs, and 40 percent ($38,400)
law on March 6, when the Board
will be set aside for programming.
of Trustees unanimously apKnapp said he thinks students
proved the proposal.
not mind paying the extra
The new fee will be a $ 15 per
; Pholo courtesy of Tim Massie
to enhance the programsemester increase for full-time
President Murray had the opportunity to march in the St. Patrick's Day in New York City.
undergraduate students and a $5
Pictured above on the steps of St. Patrick's Cathedral (L to R) are Brother Patrick
that when students see
McNamara, Provincial of the Marist Brothers' Poughkeepsie Province, Brother John Klein,
per semester increase for all partProvincial of the Marist Brothers' Esopus Province, President Dennis Murray, Cardinal
time students. It is expected to the better name entertainment
John O'Conrier, Archbishop of New York, Bishop Anthony Mestice, Vicar for Central
generate approximately $96,000 in that will come out of the increase,
Westcester and former Vicar of Dutchess County, and Marilyn Murray.
additional funds for clubs and they will be willing to pay for it,"
he said.
Junior. Robert Hoey said he is
Brent Knapp, sophomore class
to pay the extra money,
president, said he believes the
programming at Marist
that an 80,000 sq. foot library will through its work with IBM and additional money for program- improves.
ming is especially important.
be constructed with faculty of- the electronic reserve room.
"I agree with the increase if
Managing Editor
"I hope the students can be
fices. He said several architects
"We have been working with
can show some results," he
have said this site is-aprimelo- IBM'ih'ouf joint study to iden- much more satisfied with the en- said.
Marist may be .only slightly cation for the library.tify.and develop issues that .need
Knapp sald._ .
..-•'• Mara said he asked several stumore than a year away from con"Almost all the architects agree to be raised as'you move into "a- • Marist,"
. • dents tlieif opinions of "an activi,
" stnicting'a' Tiew *st'afe '6f-the-art" • the' library should pp. in the. cen- ' full-'scale'digital Iibrary;".he said. \The activities fee'vifas the ma- ties fee_ increase prior to_drafting
library.' '
ter of campus," the said. "The,- - "Merolli said the college is work- jor-issue of the 1996~SGA'Pres'ir tfie proposal;' and the response
Tom Daly,'director of physical - site will have "spectacular views, ing out some of the problems in dential Election, and Student was generally positive." Howplant, said planning for the library and just from a master planning having so many materials avail- Body President Patrick Mara said ever, Mara said he has not gotadditional funding is necessary
is well under way.
point of view, it seems most ap- able electronically.
,. ten.much response since the in"Our goal is retain an architect propriate at that site."
"A lot has been accomplished because the financial board has crease was approved.
approxiby May 1 of this year and begin
All of the options include de- in the way of basic.issues in
"I'm sure some people will
construction after graduation by molishing Fontaine, which was terms of organizing and indexing mately half of the amount of club complain and some people will
next year and completion of it by originally build in 1955. Accord- material to put in the electronic budget requests. The Student be happy," he said.
Programming Council (SPC) also
the summer of 1999," he said.
ing to Daly, the building is se- reserve room," he said.
Freshman Pete Pelczar said he
According to Roy Merolli, ex- verely outdated, and renovating
Merolli also said the new library desires additional funds to bring
in more high profile entertainecutive vice president, there are it would cost more than new concurrently five different options struction.
Please see FEE, page 4..
Please seeLWRARY, page 13... ment and lectures.
"I wanted a modest increase of
on the table.
- According to Merolli, the Board
One option is to build a 60,000 of Trustees will make the final
sq. foot building on the current decision. However, whatever
site and relocate the humanities shape it takes, Merolli said the
office to Donnelly. Another op- new library is going to have a
tion is to build a 60,000 sq. foot heavy digital component.
library and build a new office
"We obviously think digital
tainly deserves a lot of credit for
building. A third option is to technology is going to be used
teaching, Kelly will serve as a liby MEGAN ST. JOHN
what Marist has become today."
build an 80,000 sq. foot building to enhance teaching and learnaison for the two appointees to
Kelly said he has witnessed
with office space incorporated in ing,, so we want to create an enthe positions he is currently fillobvious
changes in the student
vironment in the new library
ing, sharing his experience and
through the years, as
Other possible sites that have where technology can develop,"
Dr. Jack Kelly has come full easing their entrance into the well as changes of goals and atbeen discussed are the Lowell he said.
circle in his professional life.
Thomas parking lot and near
Merolli said Marist has already
Kelly is planning to go on sabKelly, dean of the School of
"When I started, it was an all
had some experience with plan- Management, is stepping down batical next spring to take time to
Daly said he is 95 percent sure ning for this digital library from his position at the end of prepare for full-time teaching in - male population; 3/4 of whom
were young seminarians. They
this year. He said he has been in the fall of 1998, and he will finish used to start and end class with
administration since 1980, but he out his career at Marist.
a prayer," he said.'The changes
According to President Denis planning a return to teaching.
from one generation to another
"I'm going back to my first love. nis Murray, Kelly's career has have been great. When I first
I always loved the classroom," enriched the school and helped came in the 60s, students were
it grow.
he said..
very career-oriented. The later
"Jack Kelly not only helped 60s and 70s was the hippie genAccording to Kelly, Marist has
changed dramatically in the 35 build the School of Manage- eration, and the 80s and 90s are
years he has been here. In addi- ment, but he also helped build career-oriented. The pendulum
Do you approve of increasing the activities fee
tion to his position as dean, Kelly Marist College itself. He's al- has come around."
to get more money for clubs and programming?
is acting as the associate aca- ways been able to work with adKelly said he has noticed four
demic vice president temporarily ministration and faculty and has events in particular that have
until a replacement is found for
the heart of all of his decisions," greatly shaped Marist over the
- the recently-vacated position,
YES -105
Although Kelly is stepping he said. "Jack started out as a
"The four biggest events that
down as Dean, he said he will teacher in the early days, became • really shaped this institution was
remain an integral part of the
going co-ed, the order giving up
Marist community. Kelly said he and served as acting vice presiThe Circle conducted an unscientific poll on March 16-22. One
plans to teach economics classes dent. He has always advised me
hundred Forty seven students were asked this week's question.
Please see KELLY, page 3...
part time next fall. In addition to and my predecessors. He cerbyKiusTiN RICHARD
Plans for digital library continuetoprogress
Kelly steps down from dean position
Kelly prepares to teach economics classes at Marist
THE CIRCLE, March 26,1997
World News
Briefs1,"\ /V
', ; \'.,; from the"As$ociatedirt'es$ ' .
Marist and Beyond March 26,1997
Israeli soldiers open fire on P^estinians in H^rbii
Netanyahu blames Arafat
for Tel Aviv bombing;
peace process at standstill
Clinton, Yeltsin agree on arms
talks, disagree on NATO
Associated Press Writer
were plotting attacks in Israel.
Israeli troops enforced a curfew today
in the suicide bomber's home village of
Zurif in the West Bank, barring residents
from leaving their homes. Israeli radio
stations said troops sealed the home of
Mussa Abu Deiyah
Ghneimat, 28, and witnesses said soldiers were preparing to blow up the house.
In nearby Hebron, Palestinian stone
throwers clashed with Israeli troops for
a second day.
"We don't want peace, we want
Hamas," chanted the crowd of several
hundred. Some threw firebombs at soldiers, who hurled tear gas, rubber bullets and stun, grenades..
More than 100 Palestinians were taken
to hospitals—27 with live bullet wounds
and 80 wounded by tear gas and rubber
bullets, a hospital official told The Associated Press. Five Israeli soldiers
were also injured from stone throwing.
Dr. Yousef Sharawi, the director of
Hebron's Alya hospital, said the
soliders are currently being treated.
"Three of the wounded are in critical
condition and are undergoing surgery,"
he said
One Palestinian policemen was spotted by his superiors joining stone
throwers and was ordered to leave the
scene. Both Israel's military commander
in die area and the top security chief for
the Palestinians arrived at the scene to
calm die two sides.
Israeli troops imposed a curfew on the
downtown area of Hebron, which remains under Israeli control. Troops also
barred more than 2 million Palestinians
in the West Bank and Gaza Strip from
entering Israel, keeping tens of thousands of Palestinians from their jobs.
•Palestinians have been furious with
Israel for breaking ground earlier this
week for a Jewish neighborhood in east
Jerusalem, which Palestinians claim as
a future capital. - ,
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat denounced the bombing, but his aides said
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu's hard-line policies had
paved the way for violence. r
Netanyahu blamed Arafat, saying the
Palestinian leader had led Islamic'militants to understand that they had his
approval to carry out attacks in Israel.
Meanwhile, in a 13-1 vote, the United
States on Friday night vetoed a Security Council resolution against die construction in Jerusalem. It was the second time this month the United States
has blocked council action on the issue.
-.;... ..
Jordan's King Hussein was expected
to fly to Washington on Sunday to lecture on Mideast peacemaking and meet
with President Clinton. The talks were
expected to focus on Israel's 6,500-home
construction project in east Jerusalem,
which Israel seized from Jordan in 1967
and later annexed. •
Israeli and Palestinian security officials
met repeatedly after Friday's bombing
to coordinate the crackdown on Hamas.
Arafat, however, will have a difficulttime
justifying mass arrests of Islamic militants at a time when many Palestinians
are angry over what they see as
Netanyahu's high-handed approach.
In Zurif, the village of the suicide
bomber, troops arrested several Hamas
activists today, radio stations reported.
Israeli jeeps patrolled the deserted,
potholed streets and windows were
closed with iron shutters. .
Radio stations said the bomber had
an Israeli work permit and in recent
montiis was employed at a restaurant in
me central Israeli town of Rishon Lezion.
He had been arrested repeatedly by Israel on suspicion of Hamas membership,
the reports said.
Security officials said police arrested
the restaurant owner and were questioning'him about die bomber
HEBRON, WestBank (AP)—Israeli
soldjers fired live bullets and tear gas
today at Palestinian stone throwers in
the worst clash in this West Bank city
in months. More thari 100 Palestinians were injured, three of them critically, a hospital official said.
Elsewhere, Palestinian police arrested a leader of the militant Islamic
group that claimed responsibility for a
suicide bombing that killed three Israeli women in Tel Aviv on Friday.
Ibrahim Maqadmeh, a leader of die
Hamas military wing who was released
earlier this month from a Palestinian
jail, was rearrested late Friday at his
home in the Bureij refugee camp in the
Maqadmeh was detained hours after he told several thousand Hamas
followers at a rally'that suicide bombs,
not negotiations, would stop Israel
from building Jewish settlements in
disputed east Jerusalem.
Maqadmeh, a 47-year-old dentist,
spent 10 years in Israeli jails and a year
in a Palestinian lockup. Hamas sources
speaking on condition of anonymity
Clinton fires veto threat at
said five other members of the group
congressional'comp time'bill
also were arrested late Friday and early
' WASHINGTON (AP)—President Clinton reitFriday's blast at the Apropo Cafe
erated over the weekend his pledgetoveto Repub-,
happened on trie eve of the Purim holilican legislation offering workers a choice between
day, which celebrates the deliverance
overtime pay and time off.
the Jews of ancient Persia from a
-Last week, as die House narrowly approved the
plot to slaughter them
bill, Clinton threatened to veto it in a letter to
The attack, which also wounded
Speaker Newt Oingrich. The legislation is now in
\ <, the,bands of the'Sewt^i-wheteett-faces strong op'- \ more>than 40 people, carrie after sev' position.- .•'•• ,~..,\l\ --.< --i
»< ,-- w.-< ' eral days of warnings by Israeli intelli>-JWhUc Clinton-and congressional Republicans-, gence officials that Islamic militants
agree in concept mat workers should be able-to
choose compensatory time off, or comp time, in, stead of pay for overtime work, the administration
Youth News
and unions contend mat die GOP billgives too
much control to employers. Clinton vetoed a similar bill that reached his desk last year.
The House comptimehill amends the 1938 Fair
Labor Standards Act, which covers some 70 mildrinking produces worse effects than
MOULTONBORO, N.H, (AP)— by drugs or alcohol.
lion hourly wage workers and guarantees them 1 1/ Looking
simiblurry vision. It also alters the brain's
2 times regular wages for every hour worked beMoultonboro are.not only being lar to looking througha fish bowl full of function.
yond a 40-hour week"It all has to do with your brain which
Democrats argue die bill provides inadequate
taught how to steer, turn and stop on water. They impair vision to simulate
blood-alcoprotection against bosses who would discriminate
your main power plant and tells your
a dime, they're also learning to see
against works's, asking for pay rather than time offhol level of : 15 ; o r more. New body what to do," he said.
the road through a drunk's eyes.
er who might force workers to take time off at
Rowland also said alcohol and drugs
Parents and students at the Red Hill Hampshire's legal limit is .08.
management's discretion.
Peter Beznoska, who was among the slow reaction times.
Driving School strapped on special
"Everyone saw how poorly people
goggles that simulate the warped vi- student drivers who tried the goggles,
on the tests wearing the goggles,"
Albanian premier: elections may be
sion of someone who is drunk in or"Everything
"Imagine how they'd perform
dangerdelayeddueto internal strife ./[ > -,
have been," he said.
if they were also dealing with the brain
pus it is to drink and drive/
Those wearing the goggles had impairment of being'intoxicated or
New Hampshire State Trooper
, - TRANA;Albama(AP)—Theleaderof Albania's
navigating the series of tests, high."
;; v
Steve Rowland led the group through
coalition government said today he could not guarwhich
hit home with many of
a series of sobriety tests used by
, anteetiiatelections would be held by June, as the
'parties had agreed.
- -'""'I'*--.
Student John Joyce said he got a
toll drinking or taking drugs takes on ing on one leg.
.'. -Two weeks after Prime Minister Bashkim Fino
"I feel like I'm on a boat," said student different perspective from the goggles.
took the helm of the new government of national
one's ability to drive.
"Everything looked like it was curvreconciliation,Albaniaiemainsin crisis. Gunmen
Rowland said 32 of the drivers in- driver Molly King as she attempted to
.rule much of the countty,-cjtizens are suffering
he said. "Anyone who drives
volved in the state's 167 motor ve'shortages offood and medicine, andKoo is .caught
Rowland reminded the group that drunk is a retard."
hicle fatalities in 1994 were impaired
between the conflicting demands of insurgents in
'the north and south of the country,
", Xeaders of-12 rebel-controlled districts in die
south reiterated on Friday that they wanted Fmo
, to appoint a special multiparty committee to re" place President Sali Berisha before the elections.
' Fino expressed willingness to meet with indiOn March 22 Security was called to assistin transporting a Today:
vidual local committee^, but not widi orgatd2attonsdaimiftg to represent broad regions, Ortfiimale student t o St Francis due to complaints of a stomach Rainy. High 53. Low
day, Interior Minister Belul Celo had said the govache. It was later determined the causeof the stomach ache 41.
ernment would not recognize the rebel councils.
- One topic will be reopening the port to allow in
was die consumption of a bottte of tabasco sauce on a dareforeign aid shipments. ThefirsthumanitarianshipThursday:
rnent, from Italy, was expected to arrive in Albania
On the night of March 18 there was vandalism done to the
this weekend. - '
fouru%$ixth, and ninth floor bathrooms in OiampagnatThere Sunny. High 64. Low 48
Fino said the government's greatest disagreements
centered on how to handle die secret police and the
was damage to paper dispensers, overhead vents, and toilets
state media. According to the Albanian constituFriday:
werestuffed with toliet paper.
tion, the parliament appoints the heads of those
Sunny. High 70.
But the legislature is overwhelmingly dominated
by the Democratic Party, and it has refused to cede
Low 61.
control over either the security services or state
broadcasting to die coalition government
Source: Weathernews Inc.
HELSINKI, Finland ,(AP>—Russian President
Boris Yeltsin and U.S. President Bill Clinton agreed
Saturday to secure, passage of the START II
nuclear-missile treaty in the Russian State Duma, a
longtime'goal of the'lkS. administration, and
pledged that'they will go even further/ " ' Russian critics say the treaty is a bad deal that
was accepted out of weakness. It sets a warhead
limit of 3,500 on each side, down from pre-treaty
levels'of about 8,000, strips Russia of its most
powerful weapon, the SS-18 missile, and forces it
to build new missiles it cannot afford.
The agreement on "guidelines" for the next step—
START III negotiations—aims to reduce strategic'
warhead stockpiles for both countries by 2007,
the presidents said.
The leaders got nowhere on NATO, however.'
NATO's near*certain expansion-into countries of
the former Soy iet bloc remains a sore spot in U.S.Russian relations. The top candidates for NATO
membership are Hungary, Poland and the Czech
Republic, with invitations expected to come at &
NATO summit in July in Madrid, Spain.
While criticizing the expansion, Yeltsin said that
the leaders of all 16 current NATO nations are to
sign an agreement with him for closer military and
political ties, formally giving Russia a consultative
role in NATO.
Priority point system revised to stress :W^^
academics and include employment of^sexual^viblencetdM^st students
Staff Writer
It is March already, and for resident students, that means tallying up priority
points to see who will get the prime picks
of housing next year.
Marist set up me priority point system
in the late 1970s. This year, however, a
change has been made to the system. Students will be able to receive up to 12 points
for their GPA, as opposed to the former
Another change that has been proposed
by the Student Government Association
(SGA) addresses the inclusion of employment on or off campus in the distribution
of priority points. A student can receive
one point for 16 hours a week or two for
20 hours a week.
Patrick Mara, student body president,
said the change to include employment in
the priority point system was done to
make the system more fair.
"A person who worked would not get
as many [priority points] as someone who
just received good grades, so mere was a
need for a fairer reward system," said Mara.
Mara said the low amount of points one
can receive was done for a reason. The
points are not to be given as an incentive
to work, as opposed to joining and be active in campus clubs. The points given
for employment are for those students
who need to work to pay for their college
education and do hot have time to join
clubs on campus.
Priority points are distributed to resident students! They are used to deter-
mine the "pecking order" for choosingdormitory housing for the following
by JJUL GtocoNDol
school year.
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Students can now receive priority points
tfirough many different venues. The most
points can be received from one's GPA.
- Rqsa Parks did not get off thehus and
Up to eight points can be received by camwalk.
' " ' ',
pus involvement in clubs and club-sponWell-known speaker and; date rape
sored activities.
survivor Katie Koestner made several re r ,
Disciplinary incidents can decrease the
marks like this throughout'her speech,'
amount of points a student is allotted, as
showing her determination to overcome
well as room damage and room checkher experience and to educate others/
Koestner told what happened to her
According to Gerard Cox, vice president
during her freshman year at William and
and dean for student affairs, the priority
Mary College to a predominately female
point system is based on a principle
audience that filled the theater on March
known as me "Rites of Passage."
17. '- "As students move through college,
Koestner said she was raped by a guy
they are given recognition for what they
she met during freshman orientation.
have accomplished," Cox said.
According "to Koestner,' she received
Cox said individual housing selections,
little support from the college and from
as opposed to an assignment by the luck
her Mends and family. The college adof the draw, is important for college stuministration told her to go home and fordents. Thus, this privilege became the
get about what happened.
reward for students who achieve a great
Koestner said she instead filed charges
deal Uiroughout their college careers.
against him, and he was suspended from
In the past, it was found that students
the college for a year.
who became bored of the same living arAs a result, Koestner said she faced
eas would end up transferring to other
harassment from the students at the
schools. Marist developed variations in
school and is no longer close with her
housing styles to give students someparents.
thing to work for and look forward to.
Throughout telling her story and those
Cox said he believes Marist is very lucky
of other survivors, Koestner emphasized
to have such a successful system, and he
the importance of knowing about date
said outer colleges have expressed an inrape and the fact that many people do
terest in starting a system such as mis in
not realize they have been a victim of
their schools.
date rape.
"It [the priority point system] is an excellent system. The lottery is very unfair
to students," he said.
The Weekend Weather
Dean of School of Management steps down
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"FatalVision" goggles show students dangers of drunken driving
Security Briefs
' ' ' '., Despite what,she faced, she has
moved forwards She has presented her
lecture at more than 350 schools, and HBO
made a movie ofher story in 1993.
' Koestner said when she was 18, all she
bad was her voice to make changes and
all the right things have happened to
make her voice heard. - . ,
Koestner, who plans to continue lecturing for the next two years/has written
a book on policies for college administrations. She is now engaged and is eventually looking to go to graduate school.
Twenty-nine clubs and organizations
came together to bring this dynamic
speaker to Marist and to foster a sense
of cornmumty action against this problem,
Wendy Kennerson, member of the
Sexual Violence Task F o r c e / said
Koestner was an excellent speaker.
"We wanted a well-known speaker.
That way, more people will come. The
task force wanted to get rape and sexual
assault issues out there," she said. "Her
stories arc good and she is not telling us
to feel sorry for her, but that it could happen to anyone."
The PEOPLE peer education group was
also among those who sponsored the
event Member Meredith Engler said it
was beneficial to bring Koestner to
Marist. .
" Katie Koestner left no doubt that rape
can happen to anyone on any campus,"
she said.
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the college and the college going private,
the addition of graduate courses, and goring Division One in athletics. Those four
Changes have had the biggest impact on
this campus," he said.
Kelly said he has noticed the increase
in college attendance among families as
"In the early years, all of our students
were the first generation of their family to
attend college," he said. "Today, most of
the parents of our students are college
In addition to his work at Marist, Kelly
has served on many accreditation teams
and is the president of the RooseveltVanderbilt Historic Association, which
oversees the preservation of those sites.
Jean Talbot, a secretary for the School
of Management, has worked with and for
Kelly for many years.
"I've worked withDr.KeWy for \Qyeats,
and he's the best person Y ve ev er worked
for," she said. " He'd be a hard man to
replace, and every office on campus that I
know of is crazy about him, too. He's going to be missed by not just this area, but
the whole college."
Kelly's accomplishments and expertise
have made him a valuable asset, and many
members of the Marist community were
happy he decided to stay and finish his
career as a professor.
"We're going to miss him as dean, but
we're pleased he will continue to serve as
faculty, and we know he will continue to
play an important role in the college,"
Murray said.
...Plus school supplies, decals, and more!!!
During these last weeks of the Spring Semester,
whether you live off campus or not,
consideration for the good people of the area,
in their homes and in their neighborhood,
is important.
The Marist tradition includes consideration
for and committment to the well-being
of our local communities.
^:;- THECIRGLE, March 26; 19.97 '
Increase in activities fee pfovides for
needed club and programming funding
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Photo courtesy of Frank Maduri
Frank Maduri, student body president elect, prepares to focus
on clubs and concerns about campus safety and security.
Maduri prepares to 'hammer'
away the problems at Marist
News Editor .
Marist has someone new to
"hammer" away at some; of its
biggest problems.
Junior Frank Maduri is die new
student body president elect.
Maduri, or "The Hammer," as
some administrators have nicknamed him because of his
persistance, said he has a lot of
plans for the up-coming year.
"My biggest goal is to work
with the clubs," he said. "With
the increase in the activities fee
that was just passed, new clubs
will be able to be chartered, and
more money will be allocated to
the existing clubs. I think this.will
lead to more interesting programs."
Maduri said the raised activities fee .will also lessen the worries of the clubs. v
~ "I'll be able to cut down on the
red tape the clubs have to go
through, as well as open the lines
of communication between the
clubs themselves and the students," he said.
Maduri said he would like to
see the campus become more
"I would like to have a diversity day in the fall, which would
be a big festival," he said. "I envision the Black Student Union,
El Arco Latino Iris, Gaelic Society and the Italian American Society together on the campus
green in a celebration of ethnic
foods, dancing and bands."
Maduri said he would like all
students to be involved in this
"I would also like to invite the
students of BiGaLa and just open
up the programming to everyone," he said. "It is too big of a
campus not to celebrate the diversity."
Maduri said that unification
goes beyond programming.
"There is a council of clubs
which has fallen apart. Only the
Greek council continues to
meet," he said. "It is necessary
to bring them back together to
communicate with each other
and to co-sponsor events, which
will bring a lot of students together."
Maduri said he would like to
see more on-campus program. ming.
"Student Programming received $38,000 with the increase
in the activities fee," he said.
"Hopefully, this will enable some
big name bands and entertainers
to come to Marist"
Maduri also said he thinks the
21 society is a great idea.
"A lot of schools have on-campus pubs, which is something I
am working on with the strategic
planning committee," he said. "I
think it- is beneficial because it
brings a different group of people
to campus."
Maduri said events need to be
planned for those under 21 as
"I would like to see the South
End Society possibly become a
club, because mey have done so
well this year,".he said.
Maduri said he is also concerned with safety and security.
"I have gone so far as to stake
out security to count the number of foot patrols and drive-bys
they do in the parking lot," he
said. "I think the Safety and Security committee is one of the
most important on campus."
According to Maduri, lighting
in certain areas is also a;|>rp^lerffi
"I have gotten a lpt;;of cqm-.
plaints about the lighting behind
Leo and Byrne," he said, "I have
talked to Joe Leary, who has put
in three requests to the physical
plant this year. I can just keep
pushing for it."
Maduri said he will push for
what the students who elected
him request.
"If the students have a concern,
I would meet with administration
and voice the concerns, and get
administration to listen," he said.
"I would not go alone to meet
with administration. I would take
a group of students who felt
strongly about me issue and encourage them to voice their opinions as well."
Maduri said his personal opinions will not come before the
voices of the students.
"Even if I don't necessarily
agree widi the issue, I will try to
represent the student body who
elected me," he said. "I will do
whatever it takes to make meir
voices heard."
Maduri said students should
be aware of the problems on campus.
"I think it is important students
should know the full picture. It
is important to make them aware,"
he said. "Although I might not
be able to discuss confidential
problems, I would inadvertently
try to address and solve these
problems. The issues the student
government deals with, for example, are open to all."
Maduri said he is very excited
about the presidency.
"I think it was a great experience simply to run for the position," he said. "A lot of people
helped make diis possible, and I
will always keep them in my
does not mind the hike in the activities fee because it is so modest. .
"If you're already paying
$20,000 a year, then $15 doesn't
really matter," Pelczar said.
According to Mara, requiring
a $90 per semester activities fee
for full-time students is not outlandish. In fact, he said Marist's
fee is now comparable to other
institutions of similar size.
"The increase is small enough
to be competitive with other
schools," he said.
Mara also said some colleges,
including Siena and Providence
College, are researching activities
fee increases, and many of them
also receive programming funding from other areas.
"We're going to end up being
right in the middle because other
schools are also researching
their activities fees and looking
at an increase," Mara said.
Another factor that should be
taken into consideration, Mara
said, is that Marist's fee increase
was approved before the tuition
increase was voted on.
Therefore, the activities fee
should be taken into consideration as the tuition increase is
Comparison of the activities
fee for full-time students
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Mara strives to fulfill remaining campaign promises
Students find building houses provides for a uni<fue s|)ring break
the trip, said it was her best spring break
"I went to Cancun sophomore year and
Daytona Beach last year.. This by far
Eleven Marist students opted to spend topped them all," Von Ende said. "I
their spring breaks in Connecticut, instead learned more about Uiese 10 people in five
of Cancun or Florida. Through the Habi- days than I have about friends I've had
tat For Humanity program, students for years."
worked in Bridgeport, CT building houses
Habitat For Humanity is an international
for families living in poverty.
organization with a goal of eliminating
Sophomore Julie Gadarowski is the poverty housing. Linda and Millard
founder and chairperson of Habitat For Fuller founded the organization in 1976,
Humanity at Marist. She was involved and it is an Ecumenical Christian miniswith a similar organization in high school, try. The branch which Marist students
and she brought the group to Marist as a are involved is the Collegiate Challenge,
committee of the Social Work Associa- which began as an alternative spring break
"I expected that there would be (HabiAccording to Gadarowski, the program
tat) here at Marist," Gadarowski said. has grown quite a bit, and she attributes
"When I found that there was not, I went this to the people involved.
to SGA to see what I could do."
"Everyone there really wants to help othThe group began fundraising in Decem- ers, which is what makes this such a great
ber and raised more man $2000, which experience," she said.
helped to provide lumber and equipment
Shelly Stefanik, a co-chairperson of
for the houses built in Bridgeport.
Habitat For Humanity at Marist, said the
"It was required that we gave the host trip was incredible.
affiliate a contribution of $70 per person,"
"There was a tremendous feeling of hope
Gadarowski said.
in the community and that what we did
The group raised the money dirough sev- would last a long time," Stefanik said.
eral avenues, including a 50/50 raffle, a
Although the trip was chaperoned by
restaurant gift certificate raffle, donations Resident Director Sam Johnson, it is a stufrom Marist, and contributions from the dent-run/student led organization, accordchurches of the students involved. The ing to Gadarowski.
students also had to donate some of their
"The challenge is to go beyond the week
own money, in order to fulfill the required in spring break, and to raise money and
organize throughout the year, as a group
While in Bridgeport, the group of 11 of students," Gadarowski said.
stayed at the Golden Hill Methodist
The students stayed in Bridgeport from
March 9-15, and they worked on three difJennifer Von Ende, a Marist senior on ferent houses.
Staff Writer
Photo courtesy of Patrick Mara
approaches are organizing the
Around die World on the camEditor-in-chief
pus green, placing blue lights
over the phones and supplying
better campus lighting, revamping the priority point system to
As junior Frank Maduri pre- include points for employment,
pares to take the helm as the and beginning die tradition of
1997-98 student body president, having a student speaker at the
incumbent President Patrick commencement or the baccalauMara continues to work diligently reate ceremony.
to fulfill the last of his campaign
Mara's list of accomplishments
as student body president so far
Mara said he took every step includes the chartering of seven
to ensure that each of his goals clubs, selecting Susan Molinari
was realistic. As a result, he said as the commencement speaker,
he has not encountered any ob- and gaining student representastacles significant enough to tion on several committees at
prevent him from fulfilling his Marist.
campaign promises.
Mara said he believes his great"I was very careful when I cam- est achievements were raising
paigned because I didn't want to the activities fee to provide more
not follow through on some- money for clubs and programming {see related article, page
thing," he said.
Mara said his principle con- I.) and helping students indicerns as the end of the semester vidually with small problems.
'Taking care of all of the things
that nobody really gets to see
and really helping people individually was die best part of it,"
he said.
Dealing individually with students also allowed Mara to
strengthen the relationship between SGA and the student
body. He said he was able to
keep the students better informed
and interested about the student
government by providing a bulletin board outside die SGA office, keeping the SGA office door
open for people to walk in, and
by talking with students to find
out tiieir concerns.
"In the fall, I walked around
three different times to the different residence areas to meet
people face to face," he said.
"Everyone usually waits for the
students to come to them, but
you really need to go to die students."
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Student Body President Patrick Mara, pictured above as 'Clean Pat,' is working to wrap up the last
of his campaign promises, which include the Around the World and safety and security issues.
March 26, 1997
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Roffies prove that not knowing can be
Rohypnol is a commonly prescribed
sleeping pill in Europe and Mexico. It is
similar to Valium, but 10 times more potent
The characteristics of this drug include
slowing down motor skills, inducing amnesia, and relaxing muscles. When mixed
with alcohol or other drugs, it can lead to
respiratory depression, aspiration, and
The Hoffman LaRoche company produces Rohypnol, commonly known as
"Roffies, Roaches, or the date rape drug,"
as a pre-surgery relaxant. However, it is
now being abused by recreational users.
According to Roberta Staples, director
of counseling services, when used in high
doses, it can be very dangerous.
"The effect of the drug is very severe,"
she said. "It has effects like amnesia, reconstructing is very difficult and near impossible."
At a college in Chicago, Illinois, 218
members of the Greek population were
asked if they have used Rohypnol for recreational use. 35 percent of the men responded yes, while 13 percent of the
women also responded yes to using this
drug 16 or more times recreationally.
Staples said many teens and young
adults perceive die drug as being harmless.
"Kids say it looks safe," she said. "They
see it as a cheap fast high, but they don't
realize the dangers, like blacking out for
up to eight hours."
When combined with alcohol, the effects of the drug triples. People are unable to respond and get depressed. Staples
said mere are some colleges where die use
of die drug is a problem.
"The University of Florida is having a
big problem with this drug, not only in
cases of sexual assault, but in recreational
According to an informational sheet
handed out by Health Services to students'
mail boxes, there has been a growing
" amount of reported incidents in which the ••
drug is unknowingly ingested by women
who are then subjected to sexual assault.
Rohypnol is tasteless, odorless, and colorless and dissolves quickly into liquids,
making it easy to put into drinks without
anyone knowing.
Staples said the victim does not realize
what was given to her.
"The victim doesn't know it is there,"
she said. "After the incident, the victim
regains consciousness. Her memory
comes back slowly and in fragments."
When me police are called to a case
where sexual assault is in question, there
is a chemical test that can be given to see
if there is any signs of Rohypnol in the
blood. If possible, the officer will take a
sample of her drink to also test it.
According to the informational sheet,
there are some precautions which can reduce the risk of die drug. Some of the precautions include never accepting a beverage unless it is in a sealed container,
never leaving a beverage unattended,
never going out with or going home with
anyone you do not know well, and never
leaving a friend who is displaying any effects of this drug. In this case, it is important to be sure to see him/her safely
It is illegal for Rohypnol to be prescribed in the U.S., but it is not illegal in
places such as Mexico and Europe.
Jane O'Brien, director of health services, said the timing of die informational
sheet was perfect.
"We put it out at this time because it is
legal in countries like Mexico," she said.
"A lot of our students go to places in
Mexico, like Cancun, for spring break and
they need to know the dangers of this
In the early 1990s, it was legal to purchase a three month supply of the drug in
odier countries and bring it back to the
U.S. But, as of May 1996, it is now illegal to bring Rohypnol across the borders.
As of now, there are no known reports
of any cases with Rohypnol at Marist.
Photo courtesy of Jennifer Von Ende
(TOP) The entire group of students from Marist and Bloomberg,
who worked in Bridgeport, CT over spring break. (BOTTOM)
Chris Maclnnis and Julie Gadarowski put up siding while their
friends from Bloomberg hold the ladders in place.
The Greek organizations of Marist would like to
invite all students and faculty to come out from
April 8th to the 12th to watch the various
fraternaties and sororities complete in various
The Events will be held as Follows:
Tuesday - April 8th: 9:30 pm Caberet
Wednesday - April 9th: 11:00 am Student Center
9:30 pm McCann
*Thursday - April 10th: All Day Outside
Friday - April 11th: All Day Campus Green
Saturday - April 12th: Noon until 3:00 Campus Green
7:00 pm Gym
*On Thursday, outside the Breezway, the Greek Organization will be competeing in various fundraising events to benefits Big Brothers and Big Sisters. Student and Faculty participation would greatly be appreciated for such a good cause.
If any Faculty Member would be interested in being a judge
for any events, please contact Janice Kelly @ 452-T1ME.
Thank You.
Advisors are needed for various Greek organizations. If you
are interested in becoming a faculty advisor please contact
Steve Sansola in the Student Affairs Office. Thank you.
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March 26, 1997
Career Quest: Where the sidewalk ends
happen, get yourself together and
figure out a plan to make thing, go right.."
These words went through me
like a shot. I realized how true
they were. Instead of actively
pursuing my options and seriously thinking about what to do
with myself and how to go about
it, I was sitting around complaining and convincing myself I
could never get a job I loved
which paid well, so why bother?
My resume needed some polishing. I have not even begun to
think about cover letters, and job
hunting? Besides some halfhearted web searches, I was not
even trying.
I realized these past few days
that I really need to get in gear.
Graduation is only a blink away,
and if I continue on this way, I
will never go anywhere. So I sat
down and seriously considered
my options. I shaped up my resume and downloaded some
sample cover letters off the
Internet. Tomorrow, I am going
to ransack the Career Center Office (which is where I work, so
my lackadaisical, reluctant attitude is even more pathetic) and
seriously do some job searching.
I knew all along that the at least
some of the answers were at my
fingertips, it was just a question
of how badly I wanted to reach.
And, by the way, that voice of
wisdom? Thanks, Mom.
Special to The Circle
Photo courtesy of Jacque Simpson
The lacrosse team travelled to Virginia. Pictured above at Macado's Restaurant (L to R) are
Colleen McMahon, Lindsay Bennett, Alison Occhicone, Sue Frost, Kara Drown, and Amy Hoey.
Photo courtesy of Jennifer Mabcc
Senior Jennifer Mabee spend her Spring Break overseas...inYork,
England. She is pictured above at 'The Shonbles.'
Today is March 26, only 52
more days until
know, graduation—that day
when life as we know it ends and
the real world begins. How I
hate the sound of that!
I have been a tight bundle of
nerves lately, excited about this
momentous time in my life, but
also extremely....scarcd.
Yes, I admit it. I am a Grade A
chicken when it comes to thinking about life after May 17. Most
of my apprehension comes from
being uncertain, of not knowing
what is going to happen next.
How will I pay off my student
loans? Will I ever find a job?
What if I end up in a job I hate?
How can I possibly live at
home—my parents are already
driving me nuts! These are the
thoughts that keep me up at
This past weekend, someone
gave me some sound advice. I
was, as usual, complaining about
the turmoil going on in my life.
I discussed all my options, and
then I proceeded to explain why
I thought each one was doomed
to failure. In the midst of my carrying on, this person interrupted
me and said, "Why are you complaining about what hasn't even
happened yet? Why are you setting yourself up for failure? Instead of focusing on what could
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Seniors Kim Showers (L) and Erica Wittman (R), pictured above
Photo courtesy of Jacque Simpson
at the Excalibur Hotel & Casino, spent their break in Las Vegas. Members of the Marist College Wonen's Lacrosse team in Virginia. Pictured above in their hotel
room (L to R) are Kim Matera, Jacque Simpson, and Amy Glennon.
Stephen Hawking, wired for the Web, is more switched on than ever
Voiceless since the removal of
trachea in 1985, he pioneered
Associated Press Writer
the use of an electronic syntheCAMBRIDGE, England sizer to keep talking.
(AP)—Stephen Hawking's uniHis latest model, designed by
verse is expanding now that he's Intel, expands on the synthesizer
plugged into the Internet.
by making it Windows-friendly
The world's best-known physi- so he can communicate on the
cist, whose unified theory of the Internet.
universe contradicts the big bang
In addition, it includes innovatheory, on Thursday showed off tions that allow him to phone
a new computer that plugs him through cellular phone networks,
into the 'net,' and allows him to manipulate doors and lights in
hold forth on everything from his home, and turn the stereo and
this morning's headlines to TV on and off.
tomorrow's theorems.
Were there any glitches?
"It is a bit slow, but I think
"This computer makes me the
most switched-on person alive," slowly," he said in the artificial
Hawking said in an interview accent that lands somewhere between standard American and
with The Associated Press.
Confined to a wheelchair, Scandinavian.
Hawking, 55, has suffered from
Intel president Gordon Moore
Lou Gehrig's disease^- said the machinery lacked comamyotrophic lateral sclerosis— mercial potential
since his 20s.
and would probably be confined
He outlived early predictions to Hawking's use alone.
of his imminent death to impress
"Just helping him be produchis peers with a revolutionary tive is extremely important,"
1974 paper on miniature black Moore said, watching Hawking
holes and the rest of the world use his thumb, one of the few
with his lucid 1988 account of parts of his body he still controls,
the mysteries of the universe, A to speed through an on-screen
Brief History of Time.
vocabulary. "He's an outstand-
ing scientist."
Hawking met a reporter in the
winter sun-brightened library of
Cambridge University's Isaac
Newton Institute, where he holds
the Lucasian chair, once occupied by Newton himself. He said
his favorite site was a physics
and mathematics papers archive.
The designers obscured the
address, Hawking said, because
they wanted to discourage laymen from downloading the papers.
"Some service providers ban
contact with sites with such
names on the grounds that they
are pornographic," he explained.
"Anyone looking for sex on will be disappointed."
He pulled his lips back into his
trademark wry, gummy grin.
Aside from the esoterica of
theoretical physics, Hawking
was keeping up with front-page
science news as well.
"The fuss about cloning is
rather silly," he said. "I can't see
any essential distinction between
cloning and producing brothers
and sisters in the time-honored
What about science writer
John Horgan's book, "The End
of Science," which posits that as
science moves from its fundaments into theoretics, it has lost
its true meaning?
Forget that, Hawking said: his
complete unified theory of the
universe would be borne out by
fundamental physics.
"We should find experimental
confirmation of this idea with the
next generation of particle accelerators," he said.
Under the watchful eye of his
second wife, Elaine Mason,
Hawking seemed in
excellent spirits, flirting with a
Hawking married Mason in
1995, four years after an acrimonious divorce from his first wife,
Jane. His relationship with their
three children has remained
What did he think of daughter
Lucy's statement, shortly after
his second marriage, that her father maintains an exasperating
"inability to accept that there is
anything he cannot do?"
"I accept that there are some
things I can't do," he said. "But
they are mostly things I don't
particularly want to do anyway."
Once again, the grin. .
"I seem to manage to do anything that I really want"
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March 26,1997
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Letter to ihe Editor
Missed opportunities of a would-be college town Thanks for making Kids Day Out a success
As I am rapidly approaching the end of my senior year here at Marist, I am beginning to reflect on the past four years, including a few missed opportunities. One of
these opportunities that never dawned on me until recently is that after nearly four
years of living in Poughkeepsie, I have never even met a Vassar or a Bard student,
and only occasionally have I crossed the path of a CIA or Dutchess Community
College student.
It seems to me that with five area schools, Poughkeepsie has the potential of being
a true college town, but for some reason, there is little to no interaction between
I think it would be great if the events at each school were more widely publicized
and students at each college actually felt welcome to attend events at other schools.
I have heard that Vassar has had several interesting lectures with well-known speakers, and Bard is constantly hosting poetry readings and concerts, but I have never
felt welcome to go to any of them. Sadly enough, I do not even know how to get to
either of these schools.
By operating as completely isolated entities, I think all of the schools are missing
out on a lot. Each school has so much to gain by interacting, but it seems nobody
is willing to take the first step.
I wish I realized earlier that it would have been a good idea to at least visit the other
nearby colleges, even if only to learn what students there do for fun.
As it is, there is no sense of camaraderie between colleges. There is not even a
healthy rivalry between the schools. There's nothing. And I think that is a shame.
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On Sunday, Feb. 23, the Marist College Red Foxes and the Office of Special Services
hosted the 7th Annual "Kids' Day Out" basketball clinic to benefit the Marist College
Scholarship for Students with Disabilities;
The staff of die Office of Special Services would like to thank the members of the Red
Foxes basketball teams who participated: Torie Anderson, Cortney Blore, Cortnie Ciaccio,
Carrie Ciancone, Stacey Dengler, Coleen King, Jean-Marie Lesko, Beth Shackelj Alex
Stephens, Sabrina Vallery, Sebastian Bellin, Tom Kenney, Borja Larragan, Joe McCurdy,
and Manny Otero as well as members of the Red Foxes' coaching staff, Ken Babineau,
Rich Conley, Norinne Powers, Kevin Sherman and Steve Sauers who helped organize
and run the event.
Thanks to the effort and support of these individuals, and the Office of Special Services was able to host approximately 75 participants and raise almost $ 1,000 towards the
Scholarship fund.
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', Americans know what's important
If you lovedrthe old sit-com Cheers as much as I did; you might remember the
[episode when Sam Malone studied for his high school; equivalency test with Coach.
ICoae^-showed Sam,atfold memonzation^
digger die geoIgfaphic location of Albania. Th'esbrigwehflike this: "Albania, Albania. You border on
|theA-dri:atic..." tothe tune of "When the Saints Go Marching In."
Blood shed and unrest tear through this tiny soudiern European nation today, as its
feeble economics took a crippling blow from a derelict government. The reason Sam Malone, and many
other contemporary Americans, does not know the location of countries like Albania sheds light on the
purpose for the violence that tends to erupt within the diminutive borders. Witii such small economies
that depend on the status of one or two major industries, seemingly insignificant swings in the world
market could thrbw^their delicate balance for a catastrophic loop. The physical boarders squeeze
multiplying populations into unlivable space, and lack of technology thwarts the societies natural
tendency to attempt progressive movements. ,
The opposing clan-like factions that comprised the cultural and social makeup of little fiefdom nations like Albania
cannot compromise with each other anymore; the complexity of world wide relationships and the interdependency of
foreign markets has forever tainted the intimacy of inter-..',
boarder trade. These little sovereign nations tick silently
like deadly time bombs, and their eruptions have far reaching consequences with enough influence to rope powerful
nations with dynamic economies and massive military force
into the heart of their conflicts. The lack of governmental
complexity makes dealing with these unobtrusive nations
difficult because the leaders have almost no accountability.
The Albanian government faltered in their responsibility
to the people when they failed to inform them of shifty
monetary practices.
The United States government goes a step beyond that
everyday; not only does our government not inform us of
immoral distribution of funds, but it benefits from its participation. Barisha, the president of Albania, stands steadfast
in his reluctance to bring justice to his savings purged citizens. But, citizens of Albania do not have the opportunity
that exists in the United States to protect their wealth, accumulate their wealth, and sell their labor on a thriving, dynamic open market.
Barisha belongs to a faction of Albanians that speaks a
different dialect then the southern Albanians who have taken up arms. Differences of opinion tend to multi-factioned societies; but build up unbridled force until detonation in the volatile smallness of third world nations, or nations whose economies and technologies linger below the level of self
sufficient powers. The unrest that ensues gives the government an opportunity to tighten its grip on
the people, and in turn the people flee into boarder nations; international incidents often begin this way.
Bill Mekrut is the political columnist for The Circle.
These Newts Were Made for Walking
• Fjor one'reasort or anbtherj the' ^fofrfi»gs,'-Wds,'ahd yes, newts.' \MANDERSH" Hethetfmadea
word "newt" is associated wjdj
A few summers ago, my cous- dash for die garbage'ean and
skeevy, slimy characters. My ins audi found an abundance of . ^dove in to retrieve his newly
family often visits my 'uncle's' slimy orange creatures-'dwelling, adopted family.
After this small ordeal and we
country house up in,Sullivan under just about every rock
were back on the road again,
Couriry,NY(no,my Uncle isnot throughout the foresC
one of these slimy creatures in . Whetherthey werenewts* sala- newts and ail, Mom hesitantly
' ' - manders, lizards, orillegally im- glanced into the coffee cup.
Along with sudsy green portedrare Guatemalan baby gtla "Stephen? How many of these
tinted foam, lots of tales and - monsters, we hardly,cared. We things did you take home?" *
Dad looked over at Mom nerfolklore have, accumulated on piled them into our mayonnaise
the rocky, muddy shores of jars^shoeboxes, and yogurt con- vously. "Well, um, how many
are there in the cup?"
Highland Lake over the years. tainers.
One of my favorite stories is . If any creature was truly game,
"Three. Er, yes. Good.
aboutthe people down the road: itwasus- We had the welts, courwhose grandrsbther died up in tesy of the mosquitoes to prove There were diree."
the country. Well, the, tragic it. When we came back to the , Thistemporarilyput to rest
death of this- fabled grand- house with our catches, the Mora's notion that there were
mother is by tio means fherea-. adults serenaded us with a weary five, tiiough it was only moson this is one of my favorite chorus of "That's nice, now put ments before Mom popped another question. In turn, old dad
them back, dears,"
about popped a blood vesThe family had taken her up ,
My father sang to a different
out of the city with hopes that tune. He was actually thrilled by
the fresh-air would do some ,our catch and decided to take
"Are you sure that there were
goodXoverlookedwas the high some home as pets. My mother
altitude, thus therather thin air). was slightly disgusted at such a THREE?"
There was nowhere to take the though, but dad took five home
"Well, pull the car over.
body m the heart of the coun- in a little coffee cup with some
try, sotheyttekkedbacktbthe. holes carefully punched in the There's another on the floor and
it's right nexttomy foot."
dry.. The family wrapped the,, top. .
Dad complied. This sort of
grandmotherVbody in a canoe
On the way home, my family
tethered to the roof of the car. stopped atBairy Queen. We had activity continued until it was
They made , a stop , at a cones and Blizzards in the park-, established that there were inMcDonalds on the way back, ing lot with- legions of other deed FIVE newts and dad was
only'to;come,out and find Uiat homeward bound families after a absolutely positive that there
the car had been stolen..
summerweekend in the country. were FIVE and only FIVE.
So dad took them home and
Along witli great bid stories As we were leaving, Mom de(and fun times worthy of a cided to clean out the car,-and doted on the lot of diem in a
yawn- er-yam or two), another she discarded all of the empty small aquarium.
I suppose they lived rather
thing associated with trips to cups, "muraate Paint Ball" brochures,' and other stuff that clut- happily, for well over a year.
the Jake is hunting.
Granted, there are deer, bears, tered the car from a weekend up- And the only lying these newts
did was, on the little syndietic
and other game frolicking state.
dad put in the aquarium.
throughout the forest^ but for
Dad turned around tbsee Mom
years, my cousins and I set our tidying up, and shouted a blood
sightson creatures that were on curdling^OOOOOr
a, much smaller, if not slimier
Only after he gained the attenscale. Heck/perhapseven crea- tion of the entire establishment, Tarn Quinn is The Circle's
tures with scales. We hunted he continued, "MY SALA- humor cobtmist ••
It seems like every time some major event occurs
in another part of trie world, we do not hear much
of anything about it here in the United States until
Americans are directly involved in the events.
Maybe the media prefers to use the old "You could
be next" scare tactic that was so successfully employed in those drug educationfilmsfrom die early
1970s that they were still showing when I was in junior high.
The recent evacuation of Americans living in Albania is an excellent example of keeping us in the dark until it hits close to home. Of
course, this may be due to the fact that we as a country simply
cannot relate to the present situation there.
After all, what would we know about being immensely dissatisfied with the results of a national election? Okay, so, maybe we could
relate to that. But, how could we
possibly imagine what it is like
to live in a country where groups
of rebels take up arms against an
unpopular government? Come to
think of it, this story should have
been right up our alley.
Actually, it is probably for the
best that the earlier stages of this
story did not receive a great deal
of media attention.
One of the last things that we
still have faith in is the election
returns, so why put silly ideas
like election tampering into our
At least we live in a country
where the people directly elect
our leader, and it is not determined by a small number of representatives from each state. Or
something like that...
The situation in Albania is actually far more dreadful than anything that our government has
done in recent memory. Their problems all stem from an election last
summer that elevated President Sali Berisha's Democratic Party to
such a degree of power that Albania essentially became a one-party
There was a widespread belief that the election results were not
honestly arrived at. Of course, anyone who protested these results
were severely beaten by police. Understandably, fewer people began to turn out for the protest rallies.
Since the start of the new year, though, there has been a renewed
state of uijrestAri^ Albania,.due to.tlie fact that a significant percentage of the population poured their money into a pyramid scheme.
This in itself is a cause for alarm, as pyramid schemes do not work in
a country where most people have money, not to mention the poorest country in Europe.
I am ramer wary of any nation mat thinks that a pyramid scheme is
the best way to handle the nation's finances. Of course, it was a step
up from the previous attempt at raising funds through a chain letter
detailing what happened to those who broke the chain.
So, as if being denied of theirrightsin the election process, a great
deal of Albanians were now broke. This was enough to motivate
people to do something about their corrupt president. Just like any
good people dissatisfied with the ruling class, a group of rebels
stormed the munitions cache of an abandoned military academy.
Shortly thereafter, another group stormed a barracks in a suburb of
Two more arms depots have been stormed in more recent days. So,
I think that the lesson learned here is that this is not the time to open
up an Albania franchise of Bob's Gun Exchange.
" This is about the time that all Americans were evacuated from the
country. After all, if Americans want to be in a hazardous situation
where there is a high risk of being shot, they could go to a public
high school.
While things are beginning to look a bit more promising for a resolution of the conflict, it does not appear to be coming soon. President Berisha tried to make amends by appointing a Socialist Prime
Minister in the way of Bashkim Fino (which will actually get you
triple word score in Scrabble).
Unfortunately, Mr. Berisha soon realized that the gun-toting rebels
will only become happy gun-toting rebels when he resigns. Berisha
has already promised to step down, but it seems to have been an
insincere promise. This really should come as no surprise, though,
as his previous promise was "Read my lips: No new taxes".
Berisha may still be in power, but it is unclear how long he can hold
of die rebels while also maintaining his hold on the government. It
does seem mat Berisha is already on his way out, as he has already
been replaced by his eight-year-old understudy in the revival of
The bottom line is, though, that whatever happens in Albania, it is
unlikely that we will ever hear much about how everything turns out.
After all, our guys are out of there, and it is not like the revels are
going to try and take on the U.S.
So, this story will probably get put away in the vast "Who Cares?"
file, along with the Falkland Islands and Yahoo Serious. Maybe one
day we will all hear about it when our kids are doing Uieir History
homework, and have to read up on the long-lasting effects of this
conflict. Then, they will tell you all about the drug prevention film
they got to see.
Christian Bladt is the opinion editor for The Circle,
26,' 1997.
Taking a Closer Look at
Jedi caps off successful return of the Star Wars Trilogy
Name: Olivia Fernandez
March 26,1997
by Christian Bladt
Opinion Editor
Hometown: Avon, CT
Major: Biology
Favorite Band/Musician: Groove Connection
Favorite Movie: How to Make an American Quilt
Favorite Food: Chinese
Role Model: Mom and Dad
Circle Photo/ Susan Goulet
This past year was filled with
positive changes and achievements academically for Marist.
At the forefront of these accomplishments is Olivia Fernandez,
the vice president for academics.
Olivia has served Student Government in this capacity since
Spring 1996. Previously, she held
the position of assistant VP for
academics and was class secretary for her freshmen and sophomore years. As a part of her position as VP, Olivia is also the
head of the Student Academic
Council (SAC).
This council is'comprised "of a
secretary^ treasurer, and student
representatives for each academic division, as well as a coordinator for the division representatives.
The SAC works closely with
the Academic Affairs Committee
(AAC), which consists of a faculty representative for each division and the Artin Arslenian, the
academic vice president.
These two groups are responsible for the changes in the Communications and Arts Division,
which was recently declared the
School of Communications and
Another accomplishment of the
SAC include the College Bowl,
which is a game similar to Jeopardy', in that it is a competition
between teamsrcompetingforthe
most points obtained by correctly answering academic-re-.
lated questions. There are four
members to a team, and teams
may be made up of all faculty
members, all students, or a combination of faculty and students.
The SAC is also the sponsor
for most of the departmental socials. These events give faculty
and students a chance to mix in a
more relaxed, less academic setting. The SAC is also responsible for the elections in determining the "Faculty of the Year"
When Olivia is not in the SGA
Office, she can be easily located
across the hall, working in the
College Activities Office.
Among other responsibilities,
Olivia is the Alumnae Liaison for
the,sorority.Alpha Sigma Tau.
She is also co-founder of the Phi
Delta Epsilon Pre-Med fraternity,
and she is an ambassador for
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Proving once again the old adage that things must get worse
before they can get better, Return of the Jedi puts Luke
Skywalker and company into a
number of no-win situations.
But, of course, in true Hollywood
fashion, they find their way out
of it. Which is probably why Jedi
is my favorite of the three existing Star Wars films: because it
has a happy ending.
The dire circumstances that the
previous installment, The Empire
Strikes Back ended on kept audiences in suspense for three
long years (or three weeks for
both of you who had never seen
the films until the release of the
Special Editions). We always
knew that everything would turn
out all right in the end. We had
to believe that, otherwise we
would not have cared about the
next film. The cliffhanger ending
was so frustrating because we
needed to see how everything
would turn out okay. While we
always knew everything would
be fine, it was in this film that we
were finally able to see just how
everything.turned out all right.
I have never seen any flaws
with the way in which George
Lucas decided to end his trilogy.
It had to end on a positive note,
with the good guys "winning.
Anybody who can feels otherwise should gear up for the next
trilogy of prequels. Those should
end on a sufficiently down note,
as they will portray how the galaxy got so messed iip in the first
place, in the time before Star
I, for one, was glad to finally
get to see these movies on the
big screen again, after the long ments are in the film anymore. It
dry spell since Jedi's first re-re- just goes to show you that you
lease in 1985. You forget just how cannot go home again.
Of course, that is my only comgross Jabba the Hutt was until
you see slime oozing out of his plaint about Return of the Jedi:
nose and mouth projected onto The Special Edition, and it is not
as much a complaint as it is my
a huge screen.
I was also elated over these lamenting my misbegotten
Special Editions. Return of the youth. On the whole, this film is
Jedi was no different from the just as exhilarating and compelprevious two re-released Special ling as it was fourteen years ago,
Editions in that Lucas's Indus- and it warms my heart just the
trial Light and Magic tampered same to know that, once and for
around with some of the footage. all, the good guys win.
There is a fun little production
So, why do people like to comnumber in Jabba's palace that plain about mis film? Well, for
precedes Oola the slave-girl's un- one thing, people just like to comtimely demise at the hands of the plain. Also,' some people probRancor. When I first heard that ably feel a lot cooler dismissing
this would be one of the addi- Jedi as offering nothing more
tions to the film, I was afraid that than "a bunch of muppets".
this would be too much of an atBut, that's why I like it. I do not
tempt to show off the new tech- go to the movies to see the pronology, but the song does not tagonists dismembered or frozen
last long enough to be irritating, in carbonite. I go to see them
and it actually fits in pretty well strangle Jabba the Hutt or outto the rest of the scene.
smart some Imperial troops.
Which is exactly the sort of
Ultimately, though, the most
significant change is the ending thing that we get in this film.
of thefilm.The Ewok celebration When Jedi opens, the Rebels are
Photo courte\t) of Lucasfilm Ltd.
has been edited together with already in a desperate situation, Luke (Mark Hamill) and Leia (Carrie Fisher) prepare to swing to
some scenes of celebration what with Han Solo still frozen in
safety from the top deck of Jabba's desert sail barge
throughout the galaxy. We still carbonite, and in the clutches of
see all the dancing and warmth Jabba the Hutt. The situation generator (only possible with travel at hyperspeed does not
between the Rebels and the worsens as, one by one, the rest some assistance from the Ewoks), mean that you cannot be
Ewoks, but gone is the catchy of our cast of characters fall di- the attempt by Lando and the rest whacked with a couple of logs.
So, say what you will about
rectly into Jabba's rather large, of the fleet to destroy the seclittle Ewok Celebration song.
ond Death Star, and Luke's con- the Ewoks, but to me they will
I was glad to see this alteration, oily hands.
Then, just when it looks like frontation with Darth Vader and always be one of the most fun
in the sense that it better illusthings about these films. The
trated the significance of the de- Han, Luke and Chewie will spend the Emperor.
Particularly enjoyable is the fact clever methods that they devise
struction of the Emperor and his centuries being digested by the
fleet. But, I really did like those Sarlaaci R.2D2 shoots the that vye see the furry little Ewoks, for overcoming these seemingly
EwoksT Besides, I still have this ' lightsaberto Luke- tiius putting • with : a total lack of technology, unbeatable morvstrosmes, and
45 (it is a term applied to records, the film into high gear as it tries become victorious over the sin- the comical manner in which they
which are these black vinyl disks to happily resolve all of the trials ister Intergalactic Empire, despite employ them will delight me to
with music on them, kinda like and tribulations that have been their technological mechaniza- no end for the rest of my life. Not
tions. In fact, that was the point even the Emperor could foresee
CDs but they use a needle in- plaguing the galaxy,
Lucas always wanted to make the role that they would play in
I have always enjoyed the
stead of a laser) with Ewok Celwith
this aspect of the story. It is the undoing of his vast Empire.
ebration on the one side and
The bottom line of this film is
"Lapti Nek" as performed by Sy simultaneously woven through- the idea of man versus the mathat
good will eventually triumph
Snootles and the Max Reebo out the latter potion of the film. chine. Granted in this case, the
band that I used to play all the There is, of course, the Rebels
time. How, neither of these mo- attempt to destroy the shield it still shows that being able to Please see JEDI, page 12...
by Tim Manson
A&E Editor
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Forget about it: Brasco a must see
Your college education may be
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tuition costs constantly rising, the
price of a college education may
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and community.
Following in the tradition of
The Godfather, Goodfellas and
Casino comes a new look inside
the world of organized crime.
This time, though, we are not
shown this world by an actual
Donnie Brasco tells the story
of FBI agent Joe Pistone (Johnny
Depp) who infiltrated the organized crime world of New York
City in the I970's through a man
named Benjamin
Ruggerio (AI Pacino) Brasco was
based on Pistone's autobiographical account of the undercover years in New York where
he played the role of Donnie
Brasco, a jewel broker.
Joe/Donnie meets Lefty in a bar
one afternoon because Lefty is
looking to sell off some diamonds
which have recently come into
his possession. Donnie immediately realizes that the diamonds
are fugazi (fake) and tells Lefty.
But when Lefty does not believe
Donnie the two go straight io the
man who sold Lefty the diamonds and Donnie gets the truth
out of him, as well as a Porsche.
Since Lefty was thankful for
Donnie's help he asks him if he
wants to meet up again tomorrow and just like that Donnie
Brasco becomes part of a crew.
The most interesting facet of
this film is that it is not Lefty's
crew that Donnie has been taken
into, but Sonny Black's (Michael
Madsen). We quickly find out
that Lefty is just a spoke on the
wheel and not an overwhelmingly powerful gangster.
If someone had told me before
seeing this film that AI Pacino
would be playing a sorry excuse
for a gangster, yet I would walk
out of it thinking it was great
anyway, I would not have believed them. But Pacino delivers
a powerful performance as a
gangster with a dream. It seems
that part of the reason he accepted Donnie so easily was because he wanted to bring someone up with his knowledge and
then, like a son, have him excel
where his mentor could not.
Lefty's real son is a junky and
Lefty does not have anyone he
can trust in the family so when
he says "I'll die for you Donnie,"
he means it.
The plot of the film is the usual
gangster activity with the blackly
funny beatings and the hijacking of everything from lions to
razors (literally). Sonny Black's
crew, which consisted of
Madsen, Depp, Pacino, Bruno
Kirby and James Russo, control
one section of New York City.
They try to expand to Florida but
are thwarted by Sonny Red's
crew, which controls a different
section of the city. This sets up
the climax of the movie as Sonny
Black tries to figure out what
went wrong in Florida.
But what of Johnny Depp you
swooning ladies ask?
Depp was phenomenal as
Brasco and Pistone. It was nice
to see Depp in a role where his
looks weren't the focus, since
those movies are usually terrible
flops {Don Juan Demarco,
Crybaby, just to name a couple).
Depp fit in perfectly with Madsen
and Pacino while bantering "forget about it" in his italian accent.
Please see BRASCO, page 12...
THE CIRCLE, March 26,1997
E n t e r t a i n m e n t News Briefs
of1997, behind the Star
Burns heads poll opener
Wars reissue. Selena, the story
a slain Tejano singer, opened
second place, pushing last
on lack of values ofinweek's
number oneReturn of the
As Dan Quayle pointed out to
Murphy Brown, TV is no bastion
of family values. TV Guide pollsters asked Americans which of
the Ten Commandments were
broken most often on television,
and adultery was the response
of 32 percent, while 30 percent
cited murder.
When asked who was the most
morally bankrupt character on
the tube, 20 percent cited the
conniving Mr. Burns of The
Simpsons, while 15 percent
named Dr. Michael Mancini from
Melrose Place and 10 percent
went with The X-Files' Cigarette
Jedi into third. Tim Allen's
Jungle 2 Jungle fell two slots to
fourth place. Howard Stem's Private Parts dropped two places
to fifth.,-
The superstar
soldiers line up
A superstar cast is lining up for
The Thin Red Line, a World War
Two film that will mark the return
of director Terrence Malick.
George Clooney, Nick Notle,
Sean Penn and Woody Harrelson
are already signed on and Variety reports that Malick is closing in on John Travolta and Oscar nominee Edward Norton.
Malick also is said to be talking with Leonardo DiCaprio and
Tim Roth. Malick has spent 10
years writing the script from
James Jones' novel about the
Jim Carrey's new movie Liar battle of Guadalcanal.
Liar was No. 1 at the box office
Malick made a made a splash
over the weekend, collecting an with his 1973 debut, directing
estimated $32 million. Liar Liar, Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek
in which Carrey plays a smarmy in Badlands, but he has not
lawyerwho must tell the truth for made a movie since the art house
one day, is the second highest classic Days of Heaven in 1978.
'Liar Liar' is
number one
at box office
Downey and Out
Robert Downey Jr. dropped out
of Wild Things in a dispute over
who would insure him, Variety
Downey had planned to co-star
with Kevin Bacon in thefilmbut
Mandalay Entertainment reportedly wanted him to pay the
seven-figure insurance premium
required because of his probation for past drug problems.
Downey wouldn't go along with
that. The actor has made two
films, Two Girls and a Guy and
Robert Altman's The Gingerbread Man, since his trip
through rehab.
Flynt Not Invited
Another no-show at the Academy Awards will be Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt, whose
life was portrayed in the movie
The People vs Larry. Flynt. He
claimed Sony, the parent company of Columbia Pictures, did
not invite him. Flynt, who has
been attacked as a pornographer
by feminist groups, was at the
Golden Globes award ceremony
in January with Woody
Harrelson, who played him in the
film, and Courtney Love, who
played his late wife Althea.
Brasco packs a punch and makes^you feel it
....continued from page 11.
guy(Forget about it, by the way, was He commands respect throughone tYvmg v ou yAW suddenly find out trie .movie and -wiU hot back
yourself saying a lot after seeing down from anything. Surpristhis movie.)
ingly, the same could be said of
Depp also brilliantly portrays his crew members Kirby and
the struggle within Pistone to not Russo, who usually play small
sell out Lefty, therby getting him roles in bad movies.
Donnie Brasco is a hit in every
killed for bringing a rat into the
family, and the struggle to keep aspect and for all you organized
his wife and children, who he crime fans this means it can be
sees every few months at best rated below Goodfellas but above
for a six year span. The irony Casino (since nothing will ever
becomes that in a world of loy- top Goodfellas, including The
alty and backstabbing, Brasco, Godfather).
For those of you who are not
the most honest man in the film,
is also the Judas when the end particularly fond of crime flicks,
you too can enjoy this film. The
Michael Madsen, as usual, levels of treachery and the porplays a great, in-control tough traying of the human struggle
within Pistone make this worth
anyone's $12.50. (Is that how
much it costs to see movies these
days, I can't keep up.)
And as a final footnote, I have
noticed that Pistone has been
popping up recently on television shows, suchas Dateline
NBC and other entertainment
shows. For those of you who do
not know, Pistone still has a
$500,000 hit on his head and even
though, the men he ratted on are
. all either in jail or dead, the mob
is not the best thing to flaunt your
victory over.
Do yourself a favor Joe arid go
back to witness protection land
before you end up in the back of
a trunk somewhere.
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village at IflGKIMDisntey Studios in Orlando, Ft.
this film is all aboat. There is
good inside of everyone. It
may be burled very deeply in
overevil. Of course Dasth Vader -some of «s>butitis there* J«st
throw theEmperor tohis death. like all of our deep-rooted deHe could not possibly stand sire to know tixat'good tri~ *
idly by and watch his son be nrnpbs over evil.
massacred. After all, he was We, as a society,, want the
somewhat haman. Even if fee cowboy dressed in white towas not, I am sate that be win. I think that JLacas and
-would have acted the same Lawrence Kasdan £who coway. Poes anyone donbt that wrote the screenplay) had to
'Artoo OjrThreepio would have know tnt$.
responded similarly mthauituItreaiiyisrewiwdingandpersonally MBMng to know timt
Bat, that-would not have been N everything is gomg'to'be,j$ t
significant, because we hive right, :j£ everything tarns, out*
always known, tfcarthey are the, olcay for Han, Lufcejaad Lesia,,
'good gays* For Darlh Vader to ;then (perhaps only oajlqrne^
sacrifice his own life to save, minima! level) that things will':
that of his son is exactly what ;beall right foi-tiS, too, '~ „
....continued from. page. 11,
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March 26,1997
TWA missle tlieGry revisited
(AT) If TWA Flight 800 was
downed,by-a shoulder-fired
, missile, a theory still unproven,
then the device would probably
have been fired by someone
...continuedfrom page 1.
aboard a boat in front of the jetliner, an unidentified investigawill be designed with some flex- tor has told The Associated
ibility to accommodate changing Press.
. '
-' The investigator,,who spoke
"We really don't know how
on the-condition of anonymity
education is going to be chang- and whose agency affiliation*
ing over the next-decade, so we was not identified, said the atwant to provide some space so tacker would have to have been
we can accommodate new facili- in a boat on the Atlantic Ocean
ties," he said.
in a five-mile-wide area east of
In addition to the electronic where fragments of the Boeing
component,Merolli said the new 747 came down last My 17.
library will have room to house
The crash of theNew York-to250,000 volumes of books, up Paris flight off the southern
from the 150,000 now. It will also coast of Long Island killed 230
have the aspects of a traditional people. No final determination
library, such as comfortable has been made as to the cause
study space and space for stu- of the disaster.
dent use.
The FBI has not ruled out me
According to John McGinty, possibility that a missile, a
library director, the new library bomb or mechanical failure
will contain space for 850 stu- brought down the plane. The
dents. It will also double the FBI has eliminated the possibilamount of stack space currently ity that a Navy missile accidenused, and a 24 hour study area tally hit the jet.
will probably be incorporate into
the building.
Merolli said if the current site
is used for the new library, several issues will have to be raised
to minimize the inconvenience
during the transition year.
"We have to provide space for
temporary library services," he
said. "We have to provide space
to store library books and obviously establish a retrieval system that is^timely and efficient."
McGinty said the library is currently looking into options for
housing materials when''.th''
college recently acquired the
Hamilton Printing building
nearby, and this could store materials. In addition, space would
be set up oh campus for the most
heavily used materials. Also, he
said hopefully there will be more"
electronic access to resources,
something the library is working
on now. -'-•"
The library committee is also
meeting with students to get their
input on what should go into the
new library.
Several students have expressed discontent with the current library. Al Loderer, a freshman communications major, said
he had problems with the library.
"Whenever I've gone in there,
I haven't been able to find anything," he said.
Loderer said he thinks the current site is good to build the new
Kara Chrzescijanek said she has
also encountered some problems.
"I've looked for journals, and
they didn't have the journals I've
needed," he said.
The total cost of die library will
$12-15 million, depending on the
size. Marist has raised $5 million
so far.
Merolli said he hopes the new
library will become a focal point
of the campus.
"Some of the reading I've done
describes the library as me heart
of the college campus," he said.
"We want it to be an outstanding facility that students and faculty are comfortable in and it
meets study, research and scholarly needs, and it is a facility that
really links us with the community."
If a heat-seeking missile had
' been launched'from behind the
plane, it likely would-have
locked onto the hot jet exhaust
and hit one of the plane's four
engines, the investigator said.
But, the jet's engines, although battered and damaged,
were recognizable when recovered from the wreckage, rather
than blown to bits. That indicates a missile would have had
to hit the plane somewhere else;
"The conjecture is that if the
plane was hit by a terrorist mis-'
sile, the terrorist would have
been east of the airplane when
he fired," the investigator said.
"He would have been in front
of the flight path seeing the
nose of the plane as opposed
to the rear."
'The missile would enter the
plane at any point in order to
get to that heat quickly," the investigator said.
However, while it would have
been possible for such a missile to be fired by one person,
authorities suspect more people
would have been involved.
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Men's lacrosse team
0-3 but gains respect
THE CIRCLE, March 26,1997
THE CIRCLE, March 26,1997
Men's lacrosse team loses to Friars, 13-12, in overtime
by Marty Sinacola
Staff Writer
ball, Martinez called Wilson on
the big dance, but definitely
leaving and reentering the
Here I was on spring break in
showed people they belonged
crease, turning the ball over to Panama City with my friends. We
once they were there.
Providence. The Friars capital- are all having fun in a crowded
So here we are, how sixty-four
ized on this opportunity and bar which happens to have a teleteams have been whittled down
ended the game with 1:12 left in vision set on. The television is
to thefinalfour, and I cannot help
playing a college basketball
but be disappointed: Three numthis game with some last- game, which in the month of
Sports With Smitty ingI left
ber one seeds have lived up to
impressions about the men's March spells dismay for girlthere bill in the forms of UNC,
team. First, the play of Wilson friends everywhere who probMinnesota, and Kentucky.
ably get no attention because Of
The Marist men's lacrosse team
The only number one seed who
beyond their wildest dreams
.it'- '
suffered a huge loss on Saturwill
not be in Indianapolis in Kanwhen
So here I am, with about 100 of Carolina. They had nothing to sas, the team everyone, includday afternoon at Leonidoff field was very vocal in instructing the
to Providence College to drop defense, and shut-out the Friars my newest friends all huddled lose by giving one last all out ing myself, thought would roll to
for the first quarter. If it wasn't around this television watching
their record to 0-3 on the year.
effort, and earned many people's the national title.
for Wilson, the Red Foxes would
The weather was crisp and the not have been in the game at all the Fairfield Stags play probably respect.
wind was whipping but the by the second half never mind their best game ever against the
There are no little guys to make
Stories like this is what makes
bleachers were filled with a sig- overtime. He has a promising mighty North Carolina Tarheels.
exciting. Sure it will still be great
I cannot help but be happy for mis tournament probably one of
nificant amount of fans: families future and assuming he gets more
basketball, and better to watch
and students. I was impressed starts, needs to be the backbone the Stags, even though they
ended up losing. They played known to sports. It is all that is than the NBA any day of the
to see the amount of support the of the team.
week, but there is something
better than anyone ever expected good about sports.
lacrosse team received after gomissing:
them to, and sure played better
ing a mediocre 7-8 last season.
This fan support will be crucial really proved himself in his first than Dean Smith and his Tarheels not living up to his potential,
There is no 1985 Villanova Wildonly kids who get nothing, and
to the Red Foxes success. So Metro Adantic Athletic Confer- expected them to.
that came out of nowhere to
The Stags got into the tourney
often do the spring sports at ence contest. Although his
a heavily favored
almost by accident. They had
Marist get neglected by the pubGeorgetown
team. There is no
-only two conference wins all year,
lic since the promoting efforts
Carolina St. with
threeare not as strong as football and
around the
put on the field really worked well game winning streak to win the
This year however, the staff at and produced off some nice MAAC. The victory celebration
The Providence team was playon the court was moving, as
McCann are doing their best to plays.
ing for every underdog recently , When David beat Goliath, that
make it interesting for the fans.
until they were overcome by the was exciting. Now Goliath must
For example, me baseball and la- job at the college level, his high joy streaming down their face.
This to me epitomizes what col- Arizona Wildcats. With a little beat Goliath, and I can't help but
crosse teams have public address school coaching experience and
lege sports, especially the NCAA more luck, and some more disci- wish a Providence or a Fairfield,
announcers, warm-up music is
basketball tournament is all pline, perhaps they would still be or any team who experts think
played and time-outs are occugave
about The underdog, the little playing, but their season ended doesn't deserve to be mere, was
pied with music from local radio
and seemed to help him to make guy, finally getting a chance at such as no one would have pre- there to make it a little more interstations.
the transition. We cannotforget his dream. For Fairfield the dream dicted in the beginning of the esting.
On Saturday, the men's lathat he has not yet won a game was just to make the tournament. season. They barely even made
crosse team, guided by first-year
at the; college level but made ^
coachMatt.Cameron, were sub-,
'I- great^stridesmis^^t weekend^;
ject toDoth-bad officiating arid'
I am optimistic that Cameron
bad luck. Marist seemed to conwill do a respectable job eyen
trol the momentum.of the game
GRAJ^RAimMicMAP) - and running. &fuckalt and the best pheckingjb> I've ever
though he is the only coach of a
Botterili added goals in the final, seen'by any team,", Biais saidx
and led 12-9 with only a few minprogram with close to 30. non- Any te^ttathkhopestp dethrone I;i9ofthe-first period. Then - "We know all about.CC. and
utes left to play. The momentum
scholarship athletes. This is a defendingNCAAhockey chanv BofteriliandMatt Herr scored'in they know a lot about us,"' „
then faded as Providence scored
tough job for anyone, especially pica Michigan is going-to have the first'57 see6ftds'6f the $ec-,- TheFightingSiouxjuppedout
three unanswered goals to send
its hatrfs fait
a rookie coach.
the game into overtime.
/They give you so many dif- ond period to giVe ^ W o l v e r - to a 2-0'lead on go>is by Jay
The Red Foxes host Fairfield ferent things to deal with* said ines a5-0 lead- , ' "-,-'-' - Panzer and Kevin Hoogsteen;
Witfi overtime being four min*We had a little letdown after . but Cornell gota'power-piay goal
utes sudden death, the Red Foxes University on Wednesday, Mjflttes^eeaslt Doug 'Woog,
Botterili'sald; "We got a by Tony Bergia with 19 seconds
needed to regain the momentum
wioSpt^lrdWBxi»rlence. , v
spread left in'the, first period to cut the
and come out aggressively. Usu• I^Wolvetuje&Foli^ipasEhls'
ally the backup goalie, PJ. Wil- team of me MAAC and if Marist Gopher 7^4 m an NCAA West out on. defense'in.the second, margintoone, '' ' / /„ son made some unbelievable pulls off an upset, this will send regional game Sunday to earn a period, i>at after fliatwegotback' ; Cwfis-Mnrphyscaiedfor the
FightingSiouxat 1:11'pf the'sec'"" ~
saves to keep the Red Foxes an important message to all of ^InllRnsday^naticraalsetni- to the basics."
but ComeliVMatt
alive. Then referee Andy
finals againstBostontlniveisity. » Minnesota cut the lead to 6^3
Martinez decided Marist's fate. Chris Smith is the Circle's - Tlteothersemifisalistfrotnme, onconsecotivepowertphiygoals ' Cooney matched it'on a,power.
After Wilson stopped a high shot Sports Editor.
Westregionalis North 'Dakota, by Erik Rasmassen, his second- playat3:08. - \ ' '/;'; / ' " ~
and managed to hold onto the
which skatedl»a6-2 victory over e d j h e game*1 and' Casey ' , North- Dakota goalie Aaron
Cornell onSuhday. TheFighting - Hankinson-Jate in the second * -Schweitzer,made some good
Sioux'wffiplayCoIorado College, - period, but Morrison-scored on saves to, preserve the one goal
inmeh-se^n^algameJnMilwaa- - abreakaway wife 2:25 Ieft,in'the', lead until Buli$coredat9';2f. and
, "*" /- • \ second period to up Michigan's DeFauw,made it/5-2 at 1&49.
./' - '• , Matt Henderson completed ;the
''Michigaaiias'spee'd, size,' .lead bacfcto four.
hand sk01s,and good coaching," , Michigaaimproved to 35*3^4, , scoring with an empty-net goal;
...continuedfrompage 16
Woog satd« - *Tfcey gJve',you-a setting asehcdltecordfor; victor' s '; "The game'didn't start out the
way we wanted,? .said^Corneli
pretty b^moontaht tocIimW*- ' ries,in;a season.' ---'-.
Van Lenten, seniors Mark nament in a tricky situation. .'
And If sevea bigger when the.
Deluccia, Jeff Reese, Peter
Regardless of these limitations, Wolverines' top line gets hot, open a close, game midway game didn!t,go the way we
Haight, Gina Trapini, Cindy the club is still trying its hardest whkhna^jbeeamecaseinpost-' -thrqugK the third '
wanted/After'they called a
Botticelli and junior Chris Jette. to make its name known. Ironi- season playlTlmtmlofBreHdatt ' periodon goals by Jesse,B»11and timeout (at 8:12 of theflurdpe-:
The freshmen on the team are cally the hardest place to make a Momson^JasotiBoaerillandBill"•" Brad DePaiiw, and earned a trip , riod) they picked ;Up their level
Cost and Vinny Commisso.
name for themselves is here on Muckalthas|»roduced 29 goals-, totbeFjtoalFourforthefirsttime of,, ' ' / . ' : * < -"' ' s "
"This is thefirstyear in a long the Marist campus. Deluccia intheC^HApIayoffsandNCAA - since wjinmng.the NCAA cham- intensity. When they,scored that
time that I can say that the Presi- summed it up best by saying: "If tournament. , Morrison and pionship in 1987,
, fourth goal, it was over as far as
dent is leaving, but we still have we could get the Marist students Botterili each had two goals
"We just hope we can keep on they were concerned.", ,* a solid future," Renda said. "Ev- to realize we have a team, we against Minnesota and Muekalr golng,".,said Fighting Sioux
In Saturday^ NCAA Westreery year, when the President left would be a lot better off."
coach,Dean Biais. "We didn't gionaigames>Np..6 seed Cornell
scored one.
the club took a step back."
"Our goal this year was to be a think we'dbe in aposition to, win upset No. 3 seed Miami 4-2 and
Despite the progress made,
better team than last year and I the WCHA championship, but Minnesota rolled past Michigan
there is still room for improvethink today we,showed it," . wedid.Itseernslikewejustkeep State 6-3. , / ' ,;
ment. The club has been invited
Muekalt sard. "We had a lot of knocking off one
Attendancefiguresat both sesto the national tournament which ...continued from page 16
respect for Minnesota. It seems , challenge afteranother."
sions set West regional records
will be held in Idaho, but due to able to display their more aggres- likeeverytimewe'veplayedthem - North Dakota is 34-1 against with Sunday's ;crbwd of 8,926
budget constraints will not be sive play up north as of. yet the last few years WCHA,rival Colorado College breaking the-mark of 8,276 set
able to attend. Compound that thanks to^ two rain-outs against it's been aone-goal game,"
(25-14-4), but that won't make Saturday,
with the fact Marist only has two Iona and Fairfield. Marist will try - Momsonscojrea his first goal Biais and his players over-confi- " Botterili, who had two assists
racquetball courts, both of which to get dieirfirsthome game in on of the game and 100th of his ca- dent,,
to go with his two goals Sunday,
are notregulation.That puts the Friday, March 28, against the Yale reer at the"33^secondinarkof the ° "In their game against Denver was named the outstanding
club, which wants to host a tour- Bulldogs in a double-header be- first period to %el Michigan off. (in the WCHAplayoffs) they did player in the tournament
ginning at 2:30pm.
; .^
Mckgffli',NOTfl»I^akotaAdvance to NCAA hoclcey FinatFour
The 1997 Marist College men's
lacrosse team,has stumbled out
of the starting gates. Two losses
to tough non-conference opponents, and a heartbreaking conference opener against Providence have dropped, the Red
Foxes into an early 0-3 hole.
The MAAC schedule got underway last Saturday when
Marist hosted me Friars of Providence College. Senior co-captain
Greg Schneider drew first blood
with his first quarter goal— the
only shot that hit.the back of the
net for either team in the opening stanza.
Providence, tied the game 38
seconds into the second quarter, establishing a pattern that
would continue for the rest of the
game; every Red Fox goal was
answered by the Friars as Providence battled from behind time
The largest lead of the game for
Marist was three, which was the
margin with 5:33 left in the game.
With the score 12-9, Providence's
Chris McManus scored two
quick goals in less than two minutes, and then Ken Leahy knotted the score at 12 when he
scored his third goal of the game,
at,the 55:second mark.
The Friars' comeback continued as the two teams headed into
sudden-death overtime; Marist
was unable to generate any offense to counter the Providence
"We just gave them too many
opportunities-at the end of the'
game," the midfielder said. "We
played hard, though. I don't really mind losing, one of these
games, because the effort was
. ./t
The season began with two
non-conference games, a 22-15
loss at me Virginia Military Institute on the road, and another defeat— in the home opener— to
Lafayette, by a 9-6 count.
At this point in the season, two
juniors are the team's statistical
leaders. Stuart McMillian, a
midfielder, leads the squad with
nine goals through thefirstthree
games, and attacker Chris Pistello
has racked up eight assists.
The team's strength this year
should be its experience; the six
most productive players are all
juniors and seniors, and are ready
to improve on last spring's 7-8
Cameron, a 1995 graduate of
Rutgers University, spent two
years coaching high school lacrosse on Long Island before
coming to Marist for hisfirstcollegiate head coaching job. He is
optimistic about this campaign.
Charles May
Senior midfielder Greg Schneider attempts to beat Providence defender on Saturday in 13-12 loss.
"We've got a great group of
here, and we're getting bet"We were playing great," Wil- tried to slow it down," the rookie
day," the coach said.
Red Fox goalie PJ. Wilson made son explained after the game. coach said. "Then they made a "I'm enjoying it so far— we're
several quality saves in the extra' "Maybe they just wanted it couple key plays on defense, and just trying to put things together."
got the momentum. We couldn't
period, but, in his first career start more."
Head Coach Matt Cameron, in get back in it. It's too bad, bein net, was not able to stop Matt
Pymm's shot with 1:12 left, and his first year with the team, cited cause PJ. did a great job today."
Schneider, a pre-season Allthe Friars left Poughkeepsie with a lack of aggressiveness as one
reason the lead slipped away.
America Honorable Mention sea uirilling 13-12 victory.
"We had them at 12-9, and when lection, tried to put a positive
The game was not quite as
we had the balf oh offense, we spin on the loss.
thrilling for the Red Foxes.
season opener
Raequetball gets
Senior Staff Writer
Backinthe middle to late 1980's,
some of the best racquetball play-ers in the nation formed a club
on campus. Because of the caliber of players these young men
were, the club was successful
However^ after these founders
graduated, the club fell uponhard'
times* something it had not really completely recovered from
until recently.* Things started to
look up when current captain and
club president,- senior Chris
Renda, went out for the club a
couple of years ago.'
The steady progress they have
made is astounding.
In the last four years, I have
not seen this.much,success or
turnout," Renda saidv "We are
now a constantin the league.**
The league is the Eastern Collegiate Racquetball Conference,
and it is made up of thirteen
teams, but otherteamsnot in the
conference are allowed to compete as well, bringing the total to
nineteen teams, that compete.
The season finished up with
Marist finishing fifth among the
teams^hteh-as Renda said, is
tt^jtehe^showinginthe lastfour
yeaife^ThfrRed Foxes finished
behind Penn St, Nichols College,
Army,andRPl;i ,
Staff Writer •
The men's tennis team learned.
' that even indoor tennis matches
can be canceled if the weather is
too cold,. The Red Foxes' scheduled match against NEC rival St.
Francis NY was canceled on Sunday because the temperature in"In the conference, we are ex- side of the Dutchess Racquet
posed to probably the best-col- Club was toofrigid for the playlege talent out there right now," ers to compete. The match is tryRenda said. "Future profession'-1 ing to be rescheduled.
als for sure, and probably OlymThe Red Foxes however were
' ^ -' able to compete last Wednesday
The two names that immedias they opened their season
ately come'to mind are Shane
against Central Connecticut
Wood and Erik Eckmatvbotb of'
State University. The Red Foxes
Nichols College who are the top
were unsuccessful in their opener,
two players in the conference.
as they dropped to Central ConWood is the fop ranked player in
necticut by a score of 6-1.
the nation, and is on the junior,'
Despite the loss, word around
Olyropicteam. -'
the Dutchess Racquet Club is
The Marist program has made that the Red Foxes are on course
strides to make itselfknown, and - for a successful year.
is starting to get what they have
An assistant for Head Coach
been longing for, - , , •
Hardman sounded opti"Overall itwas anexcellentsea-'
son, I could not have asked for a'
"The team is looking real
better season," Renda-said.'
and should look to win
"Now we are getting invitationsdie
to numerous tournaments outside of our league, because - One of the players who will
people are starting to hear about probably carry the load for the
us, and respect our program Red Foxes this season is their No.
1 ranked player Clint Van
- '
Aswegen. Van Aswegen, who
The latest such case wasthe is a junior from Poughkeepsie, in
New York State Championships. fact accounted for the only Red
Theteamplayed extremely well, Foxes point in the loss to Central
and three players made it to the Connecticut.
finals of there respective brackRanked second for the Red
ets, bringing home trophiesto
is Nathaniel Ferris. Ferris
Marist: seniors Ken Prole, Dena
from New York, New
Van Lenten, and freshmen Nick
is paired with Van
Aswegen to form the No. 1
The team is made up of eleven doubles team for the Red Foxes.
players. They are Renda, Prole,
Junior Tony Yacobellis and SePleme$eeMacquetbationpJ4». nior Andrew Janes are returnees
from last year's squad who
helped propel the Red Foxes into
a fourth place finish at last
season's Northeast Conference
Championships held at Mount
St. Mary's.
Also looking to have an impact
on the Red Foxes success this
year is junior transfer Santos
"Tito" Orellana, who hails from
Newburgh,'New York, and freshman Mike Racanelli, who is from
Bedford, New York.
Among the top NECrivalsthis
year for the Red Foxes include
Fairleigh Dickinson University.
FDU won the Northeast Conference Tournament held in
Emmittsburg, Maryland last year.
Although the Red Foxes goal
was to finish second in last
year's tournament, they finished
fourth behind third place Mount
St. Mary's and second place
This year the NEC Championships are also being held at
Mount St. Mary's
Emmittsburg. Besides the aforementioned powerhouses FDU,
Mount. St. Mary's and
Monmouth, the Red Foxes will
also face strong competition
from conference rivals Rider and
As far as non-conference
matches are concerned, the Red
Foxes battled Fordham University on Tuesday in the Bronx.
However, results were unavailable at press time.
Besides Fordham and Central
Connecticut, other non-conference matches scheduled for the
Red Foxes this season include
the University of Rhode Island,
Siena College, Fairfield University, Manhattan College, Iona
College, and St. Peter's College.
Perhaps one problem in the
scheduling for the Red Foxes this
year could be the fact that they
have to play against six different
teams within a span of just one
week. During this week span
from April 2nd to April 9th, the
Red Foxes have two sets of consecutive matches. They battle
Iona on April 5th and then URI
on April 6th. Then the Red Foxes
travel to Siena on April 8th and
come home to take on Monmouth
on April 9th.
The Red Foxes next match is
on March 28th against conferencerivalRider University. Anyone interested in cheering the
Red Foxes on can go to the
Dutchess Racquet Club. Match
time is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.
Women's Lacrosse...continued from page 16
"Melanie has proven to be a
solid player as well as a true
goalie, she helps keep us in the
game making clutch saves in the
final minutes of close games,"
Piechocki said.
On die road this weekend, the
Marist women's lacrosse went 11, defeating Duquesne 16-8, and
losing to Mount St. Mary's 20-5.
Scoring for the Red Foxes in the
win, were Amy Hoey with 6 goals,
Allison Occhicone with 5 goals,
Lindsay Bennet widi 2 and Colleen McMahon with 1.
Next up for Marist are the Lady
Danes of Albany, at Albany on
Wednesday April 2. The Red
Foxes open their home season
Sunday April 6, at 2:00pm at
Leonidoff Field.
",.:we have more talent, the players
have a better attitude, and we have
more ability to win games,"
—— John Szefc,
Baseball Head Coach
Senior softball pitcher
Michelle Hudson has an
ERA of .19 in 29 innings.
SPORTS March 26,1997
Baseball wins FDU series; now stand at 8-5 overall
Staff Writer
The Marist baseball team won
two out of a three game series
against Fairleigh Dickinson University this past weekend. On a
cold Saturday afternoon at
McCann Field, the Red Foxes
ended their double-header
against FDU with a one and one
record. The first game ended with
a 9-1 FDU victory, then Marist
slid by FDU in the second game
with a score of 9-8. On Sunday,
the Red Foxes narrowly defeated
FDU by a score of 3-0. .
"I was happy with our performance, we won two put of three
and this series ended better then
it started," Head Coach John
Despite the outcome of this
series the Red Foxes do not consider FDU one ofthe their toughest opponents.
"They are good at defense, but •
•overall they are not one the
toughest teams in the NEC (North
East Conference)," senior Mark
Barron said. "I would say that
Monmouth, Rider and Marist are
the best teams in the NEC."
After the first game, the Red
Foxes seemed to focus in on the
Speckhardt, with a .489 batting
average, helped the Red Foxes
win the second game by batting
in a homerun and a triple. The proved to be the
most difficult for the Red Foxes.
FDU's pitcher, Acosta with a 4.00
ERA, made it nearly impossible
for the Red Foxes to score.
Barron's homerun in the sixth in-
r^Sr-r; &
Charles May
Senior shortstop George Santiago at bat in double-header against Fairleigh Dickinson on Saturday.
ning allowed Marist to surpass pitcher in the NEC because of his header and finishing it here at
performance at this past game Marist this weekend.
"The sixth inning is where we with FDU and with his three seaDuring spring break, the Red
sons at Marist," Szefc said.
came through," Szefc said.
Foxes had a arduous schedule in
The third game was a stalemate Another pitcher that proved his Fort Myers, FL. Marist played
until junior Eric Becker drove in worth to the Red Foxes is junior teams from all over the country.
the winning run. Barron proved Jim McGowen. McGowen has a Marist.ended their exhibition sehis skill by pitching a seven in- ERA of :000. He has three con- ries with a 5-4 record. The Red
ning shut out with ten strike secutive saves, one being from Foxes defeated Hofstra, Ameriouts. Szefc considers Barron the this previous series with FDU.
can International, New,THamp- Marist plays Sacred Heart at shire and.St. Peter's., Marist lost
best pitcher in the Northeast
Conference. Barron was. named home on Tuesday, then Hofstra to Valparaiso.and Northeastern.
NEC Player ofthe Year in 1996. on'Wednesday and travels to Marist then broke even with Mi"I consider Barron the best Rider-on Friday for a double- ami at Ohio and Pace.
"We played good baseball, but
we should have beaten Pace,"
Barron said.
Despite the loss to Pace the Red
Foxes have a optimistic outlook
on their upcoming season.
"I feel that our performance in
Florida will be a good indication
for our season up ahead, but we
will win more games," senior
George Santiago said.
•-•' Szefc feels that this year's team
will do better than last season.
"We should do much better
then last season because we
have more talent, the players
have a better attitude and we
have more ability to win games,"
One of the main obstacles that
seemed to be a constant problem to Marist last season was
injuries. Barron was out for all of
last season due to a minor elbow
injury. Szefc looks to improve
upon this season because Barron
is fully recuperated, who Szefc
feels will be a key asset when it
comes to must win situations.
The Marist baseball program
has been getting some attention
from Major League Baseball
teams. Apparently the.'Chicago
White Sox, New York Mets, St.
Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers are interested in some of the
Red Foxes players. Their scouts
are looking at Baron, McGowen,
Santiago and Speckhardt. However, the Red Foxes do not let
these scouts affect their level of
play and or hinder on their concentration on the game.. ., ,
"We want to impress the
scouts, but we .are more, interested in winning the game and
doing our best," Barron said.
Women's lacrosse wins Softball looks tofinallyopen season.vs. Yale
first game in Division I
better the season she had a year captains Hudson and senior out'
agoi and'the Red Foxes' ability fielder Roseanne.Daly will at5
tempt to follow the departing duo
1 '-Staff Writer , \
- * to avoid injuries. . • After going-10-5 with a 1.36 outside the lines. - :r
Returning players who will
gether for a couple of seasons •• It isn't that often that JMarist BRAin'1996, Hanson struggled
prior to becoming a varsity sport; has. an-All-American candidate in the'Collegiate Classic, suffer- need to stepup theirievel of play
they communicate very well on on a; major-Division I program, ing alossin each,of her three from a year ago are five sophoso naturally wh£p - pitcher^ -starts. -JBSanson amassed an ERA t mores: Andrea €fegliardiTKatnryn
thefield,"Piechocki said.
The Marist midfield also con- MicheUeHudsoncamebackfix>m . . over eight,.giving up 17 .earned Cheskir Maria Saracinb, Hanson,
and Harris. -Junior second
sists of senior Jacque Simpson, the softball team's trip to Florida, . runs in 14 innings.'
junior Amy Glennon, sopho- wifha4-l record anda0.l9BRA^ -. .With such-a-young and krnall baseman MariaLandolfi will join
team;-there.are only 12 players , this list of talented sophomores
mores Lindsay Bennet, Colleen heads begad to tup,,, / , '
are - in trying ft) lead Marist to the
McMahon, Kara Drown and
freshman Allison Occhicone. Hudson was named -Northeast " freshmen add, sophom ores; , -NECtitte. „ -•- .
Occhicone will be a key role as Corrfererk^PitcherandPJayerof' ;Maristimist stay he&ithyif they, - Hudson is one person who is
an offensive catalyst, adding .the Year last-season, lost three want,t6;i,raproveon their,25-12. impressed with^he returning
speed and agility to the offen- 'Mmesia;Roridaatu%.CoHegiafe. -oyeratt-iecord and.a~D-3 NEC '-playersshe wuTeount on behind
Classic'apd Only losjf three'roore' "record oM.year ago and repeat her.'
sive rush.
times theirestof the season, she •a^cc4ifererK:e'championsJ. < '
W e have a nucleus of young
Piechocki is very optimistic appears,*© be Jn good position', ' IHoweVer, sophomore Kern
about the youth of the offense. Cor an Aj^American rnu,-'even.if * Halms ,dQes;not;see .aproblem players returning.'Soeyen if ihey
are young,, they .provide a solid
"We have a very talented she'djbje&-rkrtf^i;sljejs^-, .->-.;
- foundation for us to stand on,"
young offense, who play well \ , 'idon"ire^Iyfetnki^reath ; with^eir^x^enceofhertearn^
• -'-'AIfhoagh:weareyo'ung>the '.•
* that level;' Hudson said.-"When';' sophome^-who, start~this'sea- Hudson said./c - ~ • ,••/~ Sofar'Harris has made the bigOn the defensive for the Red I thinic of thecaliber©£players>
Foxes are senior Suzanne who are AIl-Americans; it i$ drff ,son played'aiot last, season" so}' geststep .towards improving on
O'Brien and juniors Kimberly ftoultfo/rne topatrnyself at that, . we are ali'ased'to, one-ahother. -•her performance/, HaWhatted
Metera and Mary Martello. Off level;; Trieteare only 12 Evenby;the'endof Jastyearyou - only .144 iastyear^butaftereight
the bench, junior Jennifer players who receive-that honor couldn't-consider us young;*' ^games thisseason hasimproved
Mancinelli will challenge the and it is tough forroeto think of* Hairissaid.- -.-' -} % ., "',,.' "•her average .by more than-200
three starters for playing time.
myself asone'ofwent,*' she said.- '- Marist's toughestjob this sea- 0 points' to .368. Harris attributes
Piechocki looks to her defense - Ho matter how well Hudson* soninay bereplad^gryuaring, some of-her'successto a new
as the team's inferno.
pitches ^this year,-if third year' ' seniors Laurie Sleight .and Beth * addition to the'Red Foxes.
"Our new hitting coach, Joe
"They play aggressively and Head Coach Jormah O'Donnell Murphy!. Sleight and Murphy
with a great deal of intensity, it and.the Red,Foxes?are planning - -both batted over .300 and pro- .Reardon, has worked a lot with
helps boost the level of play on a successful season, they will vided/leadership that must'be -us on being more aggressive at
when we are down," Piechocki need <x>atribution$ froim the: en- filled by newcomers and return-' the plate and it has realty paid
off for me and everyone else,"
tirejteatn^Two huge factors could ing players.
Freshmap Kelly Becker and Harrissaid. ' , , v ; 0 . * „
In goal for the Red Foxes is .determine rhe^fatepf Marist's
The Red'Foxes hayehot been
sophomore Melanie Kopf.
season^'Jenn Hanson^ success v•sx)phorrK)reRacbaei'Amm6ns will
at-No:'2 starter to equal if not assume Sleight's and Murphy's , Phase see Softball on p,14.~
Please see W. Lacrosse on p. 15...
position on the field* while txh
Staff Writer
In their first year as a varsity
sport, the Marist women's lacrosse team enters the 1997 season.
Coached by Marie
Piechocki, the'Red Foxes look to
make an impression on the Metro
Atlantic Athletic Conference.
This is Piechocki's second season as Head Coach of the
women's lacrosse team. Although this is the team's first
season at the varsity level,
Piechocki is more than familiar
with the MAAC, as head coach
of the Marist women's soccer
Piechocki looks to senior cocaptains Amy Hoey and Sue
Frost to lead a heavily experienced team. According to the
team prospectus, Hoey is described as a strong, powerful
player who demonstrates great
leadership on both ends of the
field, while Frost is dominant on
defense, agitating to the opposition.
The Red Foxes will be a reputable force at midfield. Seniors
Katie Patenaude, Jenna
DeMarco and Tracey Skulley will
lead the charge.
"They have been playing to-