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M e r c y h u r s t loses talented musician

By Craig Rybczynski Grant "He saw things the way Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and
Editor in Chief they ought to be and was con- captured second place in the Penn-
cerned aboutwha t was wrong and sylvania Yamaha high school pi-
"He was very upset over some how things get done," she said. ano state competition.
personal things that happened and u
He wasn't impressed with the His love for the instrument
didn't what to play the game," system." brought him to Mercyhurst.
said Cathy Grant, mo thereof Roommate Dan Hilfiker ech- "He was an excellent piano
Mercyhurst student Jonathan oed the statements. player and was very talented, "
Dylewski who took his own life u'He!wanted toi change the
said Jennifer Hancock, a music
Friday, November 25, near his world," he said. education major. "He wrote a lot
home in Erie. 'q Jon was involved with several of compositions. He wrote one
Shock was the word most asso- projects before his death and (Hymn for the City) for the con-
ciated with the incident leaves behind his music as a last- cert choir and I was*very im-
"When Ahmed said that Jon ing testimony to his life and mul pressed.
died I couldn't believe it," said sical ability. "But I really didn't know him
Jason Giffen. u
He was the organist at the bas- too well. I think very few people
Accord ing to Ahmed Kossongo, ketball! games and was talking really knew who he was."
one of his roommates, He seemed about doing the hockey games," One person who "really" knew
in good spirits the last time I spoke his mother said. Jon as his professor and private Jon Dylewski
to him (Tuesda y, November 22). He also played the organ at St. teacher Dr. Albert Glinsky.
"He was talking about being the Peter Lutheran Church in McKean "I was his private teacher for Mercyhurst." said. "He was a j composer and
organist for the hockey games." Township and taught piano in the three and a half years," he said. According to roommate Giffen, musician.
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..Dylewski, 21, a senior music city of Erie. "He was very diligent and ambi- "Hejjkept to himself a lot, and Mrs. Grant talked about the stu-
education major at the D'Angelo « '
[He was always busy and on the tious in his goals." didn't like to talk about his prob- dentwho very few students really
School ofMusic left his work a nd go," said roommate Giffen. "He "He was very talented as a com- lems." knew. >
many unanswered questions be- was a lwa ys looking for something poser and in a short period of time Kassongo, Hilfiker and Giffen "He liked to party just like any
hind. to do." { I W he wentfromwriting simple mu- miss the presence he created when other student — play spades and
To understand who Jon was, According to his mother, Jon sic for piano to working on a full he was there. 4 pool," she said. "He also loved
one must know the things he was was a natural performer and orchestra," he added. "He brought this place alive and the outdoors and going camping."
involved in. learned to play the piano at an Mrs. Grant talked about the re- I'll miss his energy, we are all But to Mercyhurst students, he
He was a teacher, composer, early age. lationship between teacher $ and really laid back here,"said Giffen. will be remembered for his musi-
and student "He started playing the piano at student. Former roommate Peter Bax, cal ta lent and the school will honor
According to those who knew the age ofiu, wenave a piano in "''rTanb was greatesTjoy and he who knew Jon sincefitsarrival at hfm anefhis work in a memorial
him, Jon wanted to change things the foyer and he loved to play in started out in performance, but the Hurst, talked about his per- concert.! »gi
around him and make a differ- front of people," his mother said. decided to go with composition," sonality. The tribute is slated for Satur-
ence.*- "He liked the applause." she said. "Dr. Glinsky was the "He was a real go getter and day, May 6, at the Taylor Little
"He was an idealist," said Mrs. In high school, he traveled to main influence Jon had at was an all-around nice guy," he Theatre at 8 p.m.

Security Briefs B r a w l leads to arrest

Baby Jesus stolen By Jule Gardner
Senior Writer
of them Mercyhurst hockey play-
ers, allegedly went back into the
The three non-Mercy hurst par-
ticipants are considering their
The baby Jesus was stolen from the manger in the foyer of Old apartments to get hockey sticks, options, including prosecution,
Main on Sunday, Dec 4 sometime between noon and 8 p.m. A $100 Students involved in a brawl he said. Dever said. They are waiting to
reward has been offered to anyone offering information leading to early Sunday may face expulsion. fDever said those with hockey see what disciplinary action will
the identification of the thief. The figure is two feet long and white. A fight involving three non- sticks allegedly smashed windows be taken by the college, he said.
Thefingertipson the right hand are broken. Anyone with informa- Mercyhurst people and an un- of the truck and punched one of Erie police are likely to be in-
tion regarding the theft of the baby Jesus should call security at 824- known number of Mercyhurst stu- the men through the broken win- volved if the charges include as-
2304. I h I dents and alumni erupted around dow. Two other nearby cars were sault, he saidJ"particularly be-
3:30 a.m. Sunday when a woman also damaged, he said. cause it involved punching a
Snow is on the way from Behrend, her boyfriend and The hunting suit was allegedly
a friend came looking for an or- taken from the woman outside
woman twice in the head. That's
the lowest as far as I'm con-
Students who park their cars on campus should consult their ange hunting suit allegedly taken Felix's Nite Club. Dever said the cerned," Dever sa id. *>
parking manuals to find out about snow removal. There will be a from the woman by a Mercyhurst woman was told she could pick it The incident is still under in-
specific schedule regarding removal of snowfromcampus parking student, said Bud Dever, director up at the Briggs Avenue party. vestigation. Those involved could
areas and some cars will have to be moved prior to plowing or else of security. During the fight, the woman be expelled for a term or indefi-
they may be damaged in the process. Look for signsfromsecurity One of the strangers was alleg- ran to a residence and called Erie nitely and will be expected to pay
regarding snow removal schedules. edly assaulted and kicked repeat- police. Two canine officers re- for damage done to the victim's
edly while on the ground and the sponded to the call said Dever. A truck and the two cars owned by
woman was allegedly punched student not involved in the fight Mercy hurst st uden ts not involved
Re-map Mercyhurst twice in the side of the head fol- allegedly insulted the two offic-
lowing an "aggressive" shouting ers, who were women, and was
in the fight
:*Dever said some hockey play-
The campus roadways will soon be named Preston Drive, match at an off-campus Briggs arrested after being given repeated ers were involved and the coach
Baldwin Drive, East Main, West Main and Mercy Drive. These Avenue residence, said Dever. gl warnings, said Dever. He was "backs us 100 percent." He also
names,will make it easier for people to find their|way|around People spilled out of the party charged with drunken and disor- said he did not want to paint the
campus. New maps of the campus showing the new road names will during the brawl; the two men derly conduct and underage drink- whole hockey team as involved
be available in the new year. allegedly grabbed a baseball bat ing, said Dever. or as the only participants.
from their truck and others, some

I n f o r m a t i o n a l s u p e r h i g h w a y still u n d e r c o n s t r u c t i o n
administration detailing what floor of Zurn contains 18 com- able to instruct "newbies," or new ulty." Research via the Internet is
By Jule Gardner
Senior Writer should be done to give all faculty puters and was officially inaugu- users of the Internet. the most complete and necessary
and students access to Internet by rated November rl. Mercyhurst "What we are trying to avoid is means, he said. •#
Like the Internet itself, the cur- May. was able to purchase this state of an onslaught of people. We can "Of course they (professors us-
rent structure of the "informa- It would involve the purchase the art equipment mainly through handle the pace that is coming at ing the Internet) have to be able to
tional super highway" at of modems, although Diaz said a grant from the National Science us now," said Diaz. translate what they know."
Mercyhurst resembles anarchy. he could not comment further Foundation. The computers and the Internet Some faculty members may not
P i t ' s here, it's working, but no because administration has yet to The lab, he said, is designed for are not "luxuries," he said. 'This adapt well to this change. They
one is officially in charge. study his proposal. science instruction and science is the way instruction is going. will be limiting themselves, he
Dr. Mario Diaz, largely respon- Diaz is conducting?Internet majors do have priority, sa id Diaz. Students should be pushing their said. "It's O.K. to be nice and
sible for bringing the Internet to workshops for faculty members. "But some criticisms have not professors to integrate (he Internet friendly with students, but that is
this campus, has shouldered the It is key for faculty to gain access been fair. The lab is open to any into their classrooms. not what makes good teachers.
responsibility of setting it up and to and learn the Internet, he said, student who needs it." About 300 "There is a mentality jjthat "Many students, in the sciences
working through access issues. because, as teachers, they can then students have Internet accounts stresses Mercyhurst as a 'teach- and humanities as well, will go on
This has been an involved and "narrow the gap" in instructing and about one-third of those are ing' college and that research and to grad school where they will
time consuming process for Diaz, others, namely students. non-science majors, he said. scholar activity would threaten stress research. We haveito be
chairperson of the Physics de- "There is a serious commitment Students who want to use that goal. This is a very serious involved with training these stu-
partment. on my behalf to give all the stu- Internet for educational purposes, mistake. dents.
"We don't have proper struc- dents access. The problem is that (rather than sending e-mail to a "I am not saying we should go "The reason I'm trying to be up
ture," he said and suggests this as* new,and we have some boyfriend of girlfriend) can con- for the Nobel prize, but we should on scholar issues and research is
Mercyhurst add a new dean - Dean organizational problems,"!said tact I Pauline Kraus, director of be publishing in journals and other so that I know what is on the
of Aca demic Computing. Diaz. • Physics Lab, at ext 2059. publications. Research and a wide cutting edge," he said.
Diaz has drafted a proposal for The Pentium lab on the second Physics work studies are avail- knowledge base make better fac-

M S G N e w s : A W o r m a l ' decision in jthe w o r k s

By Anne L. McNelis committee is considering chang- plan doesn't work for Winter For* wellness day within a few weeks. must have at least one week to
Copy Editor ing the formal, said Fitzpatrick, is mal, "w£ always have Spring For? MSG President George think about issues involving re-
to try to avoid some of the prob- mal." # • If: Paydock discussed the Spring quests for large sums of money.
Sophomore Rep Stacey lems that have been encountered MSG Secretary Jessica Cuffia Festival. Hesaid the festival com- Treasurer Damn Tovtin said
Fitzpatrick discussed the upcom- at previous formals. In the past, said she is planning a wellness mittee decided to sponsor Brendan ECCO's request for funds #faljs

ing Winter Formal at Monday's | | there has been damage to prop- day for late in January or early in Thompson, son of SusanThomp- right underneath" what club fund-
MSG meetingt-She said she and . erty . at tne places where the February.-She said the day Would
1 son, assistant director of the li- ing is suppbsed to be for. MSG
co-chair Matt Adams have dis- £g formals have been hekKvPbis4am- "'involve resources available both brary. | j | jg 1
!Adv isor 'Cass- Sh iihek"''sa id if the
cussed changing the structure of '* age has resulted'in MSG being ** on&and off campus. Cuffia said Thompson is a leukemia pa- club' has soine?*money of their
the formal for this year. unable to find places to hold the she would like to have participa- tient in need of a bone marrow own, that will give them "more
Fitzpatrick said they are con- formals because marry locations tion from organizations dealing transplant. He is scheduled for leverage" when they request as-
sidering having a dinner as part of in Erie will not allow Mercyhurst with such issues as suicide, rape the surgery in January and the sistance from administration.
the formal. The price of tickets to students there for large events. crisis, and eating disorders. Thompson family is in need|of Tovtin announced that Senior
the formal would be slightly Some reps expressed concerns The day will feature speakers donations to cover the expenses
Rep Jeff Hutchinson was the Rep
higher in this situation, but would about whether students would at- and other informa tion about these of the operation and subsequent
of the Week because he is "relent-
still be under $15, she said. tend the formal if they have to pay organizations. Cuffia said she wil 1 care of Brendan. Reps voted
less." j % J
One of the reasons the formal for dinner. Fitzpatrick said if the have more information about the unanimously in favor of festival
Paydock said the Grotto candles
profits benefiting the Thompson
will be moved into the Prince of

An honorable pursuit
family. I Peace chapel in the*Union.~ He
Heather Marshall and Chris said they are being moved be-
Thompson, members of the Envi- cause the weather has caused the
ronmentally Concerned Campus candles to blow out. Paydock said
By Megan Circle of the Mercyhurst College Hon- around campus. They should be Organization (ECCO), requested the candles will be placed in the
Merciad News Editor ors Program, said that these semi- involved in many of the events $400 from MSG to help fund the Grotto when the weather im-
nars would be open to all honors that go on, such as introducing purchase of recycling containers. proves.
Of the 231 honors students at students first, and then open to the speakers, doing film series and ECCO is starting a campus-wide MSG meetings are held every
Mercyhursti College, six were entire campus if there is enough the like." He said he wants these recycling program in January. Monday night at 8:30 p.m. in the
chosen as honors scholars. This room for them. The ideal size of students to be models for the rest The request was tabled until Government Chambers. The
small group of honors students these seminars would be 12-15 of the campus.f next week's meeting because reps meetings are open to all students.
were chosen because of their ex- students. Brown also said that a student
ceptional academic talent and The honors scholar must create must make the decision to be an
leadership roles in the Mercyhurst

Forum scheduled
at least two works, such as sto- honors scholar as a freshman or
community. ries, pa pcrs, a rtwork, etc., for pre- sophomore because the task is
This year's honors scholars are sentation in an appropriate venue too monumental to try to com-
Bill Myer, Michelle Mizia, (ie. a journal, magazine, confer- plete in one or two years.
Theresa Lacomb, Dan Hilfiker, ence, gallery, etc.), not controlled By Christopher Jurusik Following their opening re-
Amy DcAngelo, and Lisa by or directly affiliated with Merciad Contributing Writer marks, a ?panel of experts will
Landers. Mercyhurst College. pose questions to the representa-
The program for the honors The student must create one A public forum entitled "Erie's tives concerning their respective
scholars is more demanding than event of intellectual interest*for Environmental Agenda in the positions. At the conclusion of
the regular honors!curriculum. the Mercyhurst or Erie commu- Next Decade" will be held Tues- this session, moderator J. Philip
Instead of taking nine or ten hon- nity. IP* day, Dec. 13 from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Rogers of theiPolitical Science
ors courses, the honors scholar in Sullivan Hall. Department, will open the floor
There is also a 40 hour service
must take 14 Speaking at the forum will be to the audience for questions and
requirement that must draw on
Each student must aIso create a the honors scholar's intellectual Ed Leslie, a representative from concerns.
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Brown said, "these students to promote Winter/Spring Break trips,
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DEC. 8,1994

Hold that thought

Heather Marshall By Katie Petri strates the fundamentals of bas- Tuesday. Dec. 13.8pm
Merciad Columnist Merciad Staff Writer ketbali. Rahsaah is a Hammerheads A Rockin'
sophomore star point guard on Producer: Bill Steen]}
Arc you a habitual couch potato the Men's basketball Moderator: Ka t i e Pc l r i
It's amazing the seeking fresh and diverse TV pro- team. Guests: Jim Ren nicks
difference just a few months gramming pleasures? Well, Sunday. Dec. 11. 8pm; Ron Yarosz
can make. About five months alrighty then! The student pro- NFL Sports Talk | f Jason Lewis
ago I saw Nine Inch Nails in ducers of M.C.iMagazine are ^Producer: Craig Zaffaroni Jamie Houston
Cleveland, on their Down- proud to bring you creative'pro- ^Moderator: Damon Sterling *Mercyhurst band, "The
ward Spiral tour. I saw it at gramming that features every- Guest: Dave Perry Hammerheads," demonstrate
the Agora Theatre, and for thing from NFL Sports Talks to '"Dave, a junior student, their instruments, and then
those of you who aren't Rock n' Roll. To catch these talks professional football with they perform an original rockin'
familiar with it, the Agora is a small old theater tnat once outstanding productions tune in Damon. Dave ftalks with em- tune.
dramatic performances, with a seating capacity of about 1,500. your sets at 8 p.m. to^Erie phasis on the Pittsburgh Steelers Tuesday. Dec. 13. 8:15pm
Last week I saw NIN in Buffalo at the Memorial Auditorium, Cablevision Channel 62 or 19b and he estimates on how Java Jive
which for those of you who aren't familiar with the Memorial starting Saturday, Dec. 10 through they do this year. Producer: Terri Ressler
Auditorium either, is a large sports arena, with a seating capacity Wednesday, Dec. 14. Moderator: JoAnna Shirey
of over 10,000. Both shows were sold out and csthctically they idav. Dec. l l r 8;]5pm;
The following editions of M.C. Guest: Heather Marshall
were the same performance, but comparibly, I noticed many Talking Baseball
Magazine were produced by ten *Heather demonstrates
changes in the band. * I Producer: Cra ig Rybczynski how to make the gourmet coffees,
students enrolled in the fall term Moderator: Bill Steen \
One obvious difference was the size of the venue, and T. V. Production course instructed like- cappuccino.*
Guest: Brad Rybczynski
that definitely affected the feel of the crowd and the atmosphere. by communications department Wednesday. Dec. 14. 8pm:
*Brad, a sophomore, was a
But the attitude of the band had changed slightly and it was head, Dick Ragan. Each student former baseball player for St Munchin' with Stacey
apparent to me during many of their songs. They seemed fed up produced a show with the techni- Francis high school. He talks Producer: JoAnna Shirey
and tired of the regimin that they had kept up for so long. Much cal help of his/her classmates. with Bill Steen about baseball. Moderator: Terri Ressler
of the power to their lyrics and their singing was lost; they Producer, JoAnna Shirey says,"I Guest: Stacey Tegmier
seemed bored. think all students in the class Monday. Dec. 12. 8pm! *Mercyhurst student,
The conceit began with a loud and crowd-rousing would agree thatjthe hands on Flesh and Bones Stacey Tegmier, demonstrates
version of "Mr. Self Destruct," off their latest album, The approach really reinforced the Producer: Jeff Romito how to bake lumberjack
Downward Spiral. Following that song were other popular learning of the production pro Moderator: Damon Sterling cookies.
songs off the latest album. Songs such as "Piggy," "Reptile," and cesses we studied in previous Guest: Monica Sertik Wednesday. Dec. 14. 8; 15pm:
"March of the Pigs," lent a hand to the familiarity and popularity courses. We had to depend on * Monica, a senior, dis- Trisha's Holiday Tips
of the latest album. This showed me that the band seemed more each other and work as a team to cusses Forensic .Pathology with Producer: Mel issa Torres
concerned with their new found fans than with those who have .make everyone's show success* Damon, Monica talks Moderator: Bill Steen
been behind them front the start. f x
• - » t % v t
ful." Don 'tmiss out on you friends .about the- remains of a deceased ^*£* Guest: *JTricia Powers *
During every song, one element that stood out for me in jid classmates productions. The person and how you can iden- *Mercyhurst'srudent,
the initial show was the power and atmosphere the lights and sets schedule of programming is as tify the characteristics of age, sex, Tricia Powers, demonstrates how
gave to the show. I realize once an area is expanded, that some of follows: height, the cause of death, etc. to decorate a Christmas
the effect will be lost, but comparing what I saw in the end of Saturday, Dec. 10f 8pm: Monday. Dec. 12. 8:15 pm: cake. I
May, to what I saw now, there was a very big contrast. In the; Today in Hockey Another View on Getting a
beginning, the lights filled the entire capacity of the theatre, there Producer: Craig Zaffaroni Tattoo
was not one person in attendence who did not feel the brightness
of the lights float across their bodies. Every verse, word and
Moderator: Jeff Romito
Guest: Steve Torriero
Producer: Katie Petri,
,y Moderator: Craig
drum beat would resonate through one's body, and one could feel
their lungs vibrate with every twist in the song. Their music still
* Jeff Romito talks with stu- Rybczynski the|
enters your ear and manages to reach every nerve ending in your
body and rhythms are still as strong as they ever were. But the
dent and hockey player Steve
Guest: Mike Ski?
'"Mike, a student at Messiah
SaturdavP Dec. 10f 8:15pm: Mercy hurst, owns his own tattoo
band did not seem to have their whole heart in the words they Fundamentals of Basketball business out of £his home. He Come and celebrate the
sang, the feelings were lost as they mingled with the bodies on Producer: Damon Sterling shows us his equipment and dem- reason for the season with -
the floor, while they tried to reach me in the bleachers. Trent / «.•».£ Moderator: Craig onstrates his artistic * abil- Maestro Eiji Oue and the Erie
Reznor seemed to be playing into the pit and not to fill the entire Rybczynski*, ...^.. ,j 1 ity on tattoo recipient Terri Philharmonic Orchestra and
*< iI \ «f *
vast complex of the auditorium. Clearly if you were not on thev i aft Guest: Rahsaah Roland . Ressler. " ' Chorus when they present two
floor, dancing and getting crushed, you missed the true show.. a *Raksaah Roland demon- concerts of Handel's Messiah
Although it sounds as though I am negative on this in St Peter Cathedral. As Oue
entire concert experience, Nine Inch Nails is still, and will will be leaving Erie for the
always be, one of my favorite bands. It is just hard for me to deal Minnesota Symphony next year,
with a band who, despite the fact they have been the same band this will be your last chance to
for many years, has just recently received recognition. Therefore see him conduct this majestic
they change, and seem to take on different qualities, which work.
comply with the wishes of a more "popular,"mainstream audi- Written in 1741 by George
ence. Frideric Handel and first
i All in all the show was basically good, and if you have performed in the spring of 1742
never seen Nine Inch Nails, I'm sure their performance would at Trinity College Dublin,
have blown you away. It is just a shame that we will never again Ireland, The Messiah illustrates
get to see "Something I Can Never Have" or "Wish," played in a the foundations of Christianity
small venue. We can never see Trent Reznor's face drip with the in a series of musical pieces that
pain wrought expressions of shows past. His emotions can never parallel the prophecy, the life,
come straight out of the speakers and shake us in our seats,
because it gets pretty lonely up there in row "X".
Your CAMPUS STORE the death, and the resurrection
of Christ.?
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The Ryb Roast

By Craig Rybczynski MRSS&&

Editor in Chief


That's right, the Ryb Roast is
cooking up a Christmas feast,
with all the trimmings. Wtaf NSJ

In the age of commercialism

and exploitation of the small,
fat, and jolly Santa Claus the
search for the Christmas spirit
can be long and tedious.
To me it seems the holiday
begins the day after Thanksgiving. »

It should be called 'The 29 days of Christmas.

This is when the shopping madness begins.
I think Christmas shopping should be a winter sport because of the
competition every shopper faces in department or clothing stores.
Also the skill it requires to survive in a store filled with large
women armed with checkbooks. f
It could fill the programming void left by the NHL Hockey strike.
Imagine, Shopping Mall Madness. %
It would rival basketball's March Madness.
However, with one significant difference.
This sport includes crazed people who will stop at nothing to grab,
and right their way through the aisles and lines at local stores to get
that one special gift
It warms the heart to see this spirit of giving - an elbow that is.
Basketball commentator Dick Vitale and ESPN could broadcast
livefromToys R' Us.
"It would be awesome baby. ^^^^
Library to hook up
I can hear Dicky "V" scream, "Did you see that woman fight off
puter Management Information we can. We hope it will suffice
the defender and slam that Nintendo'game into her shopping cart iA »x U l t O rCSDOIlCiS Systems major nates using infof-' r«i*<-1 dot l i ^ l

The women's bracket would beithe toughest, especially the I */-% T C P T I T I P H V ^ Q mation. In any case, the library Sincerely,
staff will continue to serve the David Pinto
seniors division. I J
Mercyhurst community the best Director of Libraries
Grandmas with fire in their eyes, slam dance their way into the I ^T\ f - J / - i - i c m c

Watch yourself. You are fair game in this no-holds-barred game

Dear Editor,
The Merciad
of gift gathering. Mercyhurst College's Fiist Gass newspaper as rated by the Associated Collegiate Press
Don't stand in the way of seasoned veterans, they will run you Vol. 68 No. 12 Dec. 8, 1994
right over. I would like to respond to Jay
Kennedy's "Hook Up" article is Merciad Editors
But in this ultimate mayhem and greed, there is a true meaning to Craig Rybczy nski Editor in Chief Leon M u m ford Sports Editor
the season. the Nov. 10 issue of the Merciad. [Anne L. McNelis Advertising Manager [Annie Schleicher Arts,Entertainment
It is not only a time to get fat with your relatives. First, I would like to inform him, & Copy Editor I & Features Editor
and the rest of the Mercyhurst Juk Gardner Senior Writer Megan Circle News Ed dor
The holiday also includes exchanging gifts and then complaining Jerry Trambley Faculty Advisor
community, that it is our inten-
about the things you didn't receive. Merciad Staff
tion to have an Internet worksta-
For instance, your uncle bought you a pair of socks and a tie that tion available for student use in Lee Ann Kelly Jay Kennedy Jennifer Lowe Nicole Ponst ingle
resembles something out of a "Welcome Back Rotter" episode. the library during the winter tenn. Heather Ryan Mike Brown Tracy Cross Katrina Foltz
And the only response, when you ask him where your real gift is, Beth Nichols Nicole Geraci Tonya Beebe^ Damon Sterling
he responds, "Groovy man." We have not yet worked out the Howard Wilson Heather Marshall Andrew Burck Greg Troyer
You really wanted a T-shirt technical details, but we plan to Chris Fiely Katie Petri Elizabeth Navarra Dan Hilfiker
make the Internet accessible and Joel Pentz Scott Williamson Nick Krayger Amy Hardner
|« How depressing. . f
we have the necessary resources. The Merciad is the student-produced newspaper of Mercyhurst College, Box 161,
Well, complaints aside, Christmas is the time to give thanks and 501 E 38th St., Erie. Pa., 16546\ Phone 824-2376 •
Second, Kennedy's comment
embrace the family that has given you all the things that have made The Merciad Welcomes letters to the editor. letters mint hff gigncd. hut th- nam*
that "encyeloped ias, d ictiona ries,
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^ But traditionally they are the most difficult people to buy gifts for. or any other kind of references"
are available online is mislead- The Merciad's editorial opinion is determined by the Editorial Board with the
So in order to speed up the process I have decided to suggest the ing. While there|is a wealth of Editor holding final responsibility. The opinions expressed in The Merciad are
latest gifts to make shopping a bit easier this year. not necessarily those of The Merciad, its staff or Mercyhurst College.
information available for free on
In the spirit of the season and gift giving, I have compiled five gifts the Internet, most of the informa-
that are crucial to enjoying the holidays. I tion sources in our library, if avail-
One of these items should rind its way under your tree.
Here are the suggestions found in the new catalog called
able online, are fee-based. They
cost money, a lot of it The library
Do you have questions about
"Mercyworld Gifts and Things":
1) A D'Angelo Music Doll (Item 56) - it includes a backup pack. In
buys information sources so that
students can'become informed living on campus?
case it fills up with too much hot air you can release some of it without buying the sin formation
without popping "j*
2) Another nice gift for the holidays is the Mercyhurst School Spirit
ea ch time they need it Come to the Resident Life
Last, I would like to comment
Fun Pack - the package features a schedule of all the events and
games that students can plan on not attending. f
on Kennedy's remark about us-
ing the library, which he "hate(s)
Committee meetings.
3) Next is blue and green salt - that's right, the finest and most
aesthetically pleasing melting salt you've ever seen. It is used by
like the plague." This may have
been intended to amuse, but 1 am
Every Monday at 8 p.m. in
Mercyhurst to aid in the removal of sleet and snow.
4) A Garvey Park Clock - now every student can have a reminder
not laughing. A great many people
work long and hard to build li-
the Government Chambers,
of Mercyhurst and President Garvey in their own homes. brary collections, develop and
5) The last gift, not found in any catalog, is a healthy Jim McKeever. provide service, and make the li-
We all wish you well and hope to see you on the ice again. Questions:
brary a decent place to work and -TalktoJMSGreps!
Now remember, have a good holiday and enjoy the days off while study. We don't expect your Call Jeff at
you still can. thanks, but we also don't think --Talk to regular students 824-2829.
And make sure to leave milk and cookies on your table for the fat our efforts warrant your disdain.
old guy, and I don't mean one of your relatives. It strikes me as odd that a Com-
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Women's soccer team, I would
By Nick Krayger
like to thank ail of those who Merciad Staff Columnist "l
supported us during the 1994sea-
son. As student athletes it is nice For Thanksgiving break, I flew back to Philadelphia. Waiting for
to know that our efforts and ac- me at the airport were my parents and my two nephews, John and
complishments have not gone Christopher. I found the four of them staring out the window of the
unnoticed. You might remember terminal pointing to another plane or "boat" as two-year-old John
me as the author of that angry said.
letter written last year complain- My four-year-old nephew Chris came running over and gave me
ing about the lack of support pro- a big hug and kept telling me how he was "looking for me since
vided by the Mercyhurst commu- yesterday." I told him about all of the things we were going to do
nity. However, since then, much over break- like going to the shore, go to lunch at McDonald *s, and
has changed. Mercyhurst sends of the women's socer team in style.
other things like that 4
There was not one time this tistically created by the women's there is a group of loyal support- John just stared in aweas we walked through the endless terminal,
year that our stands were not filled basketball team, and the delicious ers ready to follow us on our con- pointing and saying "see boats," and, "Look Unka Nick-see boats."
with students, faculty and the com- cookies (given to us by Mr. tinued quest to be champions. And that's pretty much how break went -1 spent 75% of my time
munity at large for our games. We Leisering. As we were driving Since last year, the program has with my dad and my nephew Christopher, 10% of my tune working,
even had a traveling group of die -away, excitedly anticipating win- experienced much growth and I and 15% of my time in my favorite bar with my friends.
hard fans, headed by Lori ning the first ever National Cham- believe the increased support is a I have had many stimulating conversations over the course of my
Donnelly, that cheered us on at pions!] ip for Mercyhurst, the foot- reflection of such changes. As a life, with really educated people, with really strange people-hell, I
away matches. Joel Pentz did an ball team arrived just in time to student athlete, I realize that we even sat next to Victoria Principalfrom"Dallas" on a plane once for
excellent job of reporting our wave us good-bye. The whole do not play to receive recognition six hours, but I can't say that any have been as informative or as
progress in theMerciad while the event was unbelievable to us! from those around us; in contrast, entertaining as the ones I had with my nephew.
Sports Information Department In New Hampshire, the site of we play because we love the game 'We talked about important things and he asked me many questions
accurately publicized bur results the 1994 Final Four, we were | and we each have individual goals about myself, my feelings, what I like and don't like, what the two
on a broader scale. (We were even joined by Athletic Director Pete that we are trying to fulfill. But it of us had in common, etc. He's a very bright, compassionate child.
mentioned on the local news more Russo and his wife, as well as is one common dream that holds I noticed how, during our conversations, I kept trying to include
than once.) ** Sports Information Director Ed the Lady Lakers together....To win "things" in them that I thought would be appealing to him - things
In preparation for the Final Four, Hess, and a group of faithful fans a national championship not only Ilike, "What do you want for Christmas," "Why don't you show me
the team was warmly congratu- (headed by none other than Lori for ourselves, but for Mercyhurst | how that toy works." I guess I was saying those things in an attempt
lated and wished good luck at a Donnelly) that braved the long; College, f 1 to identify with him. f ?
surprise pep rally/send off. I can-^ journey north. \'*%LV.l $ ij; f So on behalf of the Lady Lakers I : ButherepwMly Kept tejjin^me hgw^e didn't wan^tp play with
not describe the feelings I experi-5 Unfortunately we did not soccer team, I would like to thank this toy or that toy, that he wanted to bu ild a fort with me. Or he d idn' t
enced as other students, faculty achieve our goal of becoming everyone for their continued sup- want to take a nap, he wanted me to come take a nap with him. And
and administrators gathered to bid national champions this year, a port. Hopefully the third time will all I could do was drag material things into it
us farewell. The team especially bitter loss that we are still trying be a charm. 11 was thinking about this while I was at home, and it reminded me
appreciated the terrific banner to accept,and learn from. But as of Christmas a few years ago. X
made by the crew team, the bal- we look toward next year with Lee Ann Kelly * When I was in high school, every year we used to go Christmas
loons and flowers supplied by the renewed dreams ofbeing number Co-Captain of the Women's caroling at this old age home. We started doing it when I was in
men's soccer team, the signs ar- one, it is reassuring to know that Soccer Team eighth grade, and we did up until I was junior.
I remember that we used to sing this one song, and I forget the

Taking tion class.

closer look gname of it but it went something like this:
"But we were poor that Christmas
So momma stayed up all night long
Sittin' in the kitchen
Making us a present $
By Greg Troyer of the hall several times my origi-
Merciad Political Columnist I was walking through the nal fears were confirmed. It was this song..."
ground floor of Old Main on my One part of this college preaches And I really identified with that song.
Contradictions. way home. I've always admired appreciating other cultures and When I was in fifth grade, my dad was injured on the job in an
Each and every person holds the aesthetics of this school. Com- yet the art the school chooses to accident that would later affect every aspect of his physical health.
contradicting views. ing from the urban jungle of the display doesn't contain one non- And, for a while, tunes were pretty tough. We never starved or
Some people hold such con- University of Pittsburgh, European image, unless you count anything like that, but I remember lots of hard times.
trasting beliefs that you have to Mercyhurst often seems too good the Chinese doll in one picture. | And I remember that very first Christmas a fter my dad's accident.
question their intelligence or, to be true. | Even Jesus Christ is portrayed as My parents tried so hard to bring the Christmas spirit to the house,
worse yet, their integrity. Socia 1 The Gothic architecture, the someone who came from and they tried so hard to make it a nice, family Christmas. And
institutions, being human cre- well groomed landscaping and the Berlin or Zurich, not Bethlehem. Then I remembered my junior year of high school. The hard
ations, also exhibit conflicting attractive art work that hangs in In my mind this&is a serious financial times were presumably over, and we had a very, very
practices. the hallowed halls of Old Main issue. I have been here for almost material-centered Christmas. That was the year I got my first car,
I am here at Mercyhurst as a have always impressed me. But two years and I never once ques- pilots of clothes, a leather jacket, etc... That is also the year that, for
teacher's certification candidate. suddenly it hit me as I reached the tioned what I was looking|at. some reason, I found that I couldn't make it to the retirement home
In education as well as in society end of the hall, all is not well in Unconsciously I had accepted the to carol. Itwas the absolute worst holiday of my life, and when I look
at large, multicultural ism isia Camelot. "The art work dummy, "dignity" that is outwardly dis- ^jback on it, I think I learned something from it J
major issue. King Newt and his look at the art work again." played on campus. Only now do I And now to what is important in the upcoming vacation when
Conservative Crusaders may soon So I did. I turned around and find it a disgrace. spending quality time with my nephew. The kid doesn't have it too
save us from this plague, but for walked down the hall again care- easy. His father, my brother, is presently notan active part of his life.
now we foolishly march down a fully examining the pieces on d is- He needs a male role model. Thank God he has my dadj
path towards deeper understand- play. After I had walked the length i And thank God I realized what is really important for Christopher,
ing of various viewpoints. and for myself for that matter, when it comes to showing love, and
My education classes often celcbra ting Christmas.
stress the need to be respectful of
Spring Break '95 Spring Break '95 Money can't buy a good Christmas.
various students' cultural, cender in Bahamas <F* Earn a Ufe
Instead of scheduling myself 50 hours a week so I can work to -tfs.

and religious backgrounds. I ac- 0\ make money to buy people Christmas presents this year, I'm going
cept this as productive and ben- S&y* O
FREE to do things a little differently. I'm going to spend time with my
eficial to both the student and the
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conversation, and maybe baking cookies. 1 |
Swn (7) night* lodging at cholc* hot*. 1
f l ' v e also come to believe that W*lcom* party with complimentary Island bavaraga. That might sound kind of cheap or corny, but I think it might
art reflects highly on the group
Baach paniaa.FREE food, FREE drink* and mom. actually work.
Exclu*rv* FREE or dlacountad *dml**lon to N****W* hott**t club*.
which endorses |it. These two Fiu* much, much, moral Best wishes for you in having a genuinely happy holiday season, v
mental currents recently crossed doing whatever it is you find most rewarding... j
paths in my mind after an educa-
C h r i s t m a s C o m e s t oH u r s t
By Lee Ann Kelly
Hanes and Cass Shimek. This just shows how the carols and creating Christmas milk.
Staff Writer Christmas on Campus is* program has grown." The cards on the computer. "It's a great way for
definitely an all-out campus Sports Medicine Department, Each child will also get a Mercyhurst to show its Christ-
For most people, Christinas effort; its success relies on the* the Art Therapy Club, the chance to visit with Santa Claus mas spirit by giving something
falls on December 25 each year. enthusiasm and participation of Marketing d u b , BACCHUS, who will be making an early to the Erie community,"
They enjoy a decorated Christ- the entire student body. Various the Computer Science Club and visit to the Hurst, thanks to John commented Christmas on
mas tree with neatly wrapped students have volunteered to the Political Science Club have Wolper. Good ol' St. Nick will Campus organizer Rebecca
gifts scattered underneath and all contributed to making this be taking gift requests from Koren.
wrap gifts and decorate the
stockings filled with goodies year's Christmas on Campus a children, as well as posing for Even those who are not
union with holiday cheer.
hanging on the mantle. How- success. pictures.
Cookies will be provided by the directly involved with the event
ever, what about the less
RAs who have offered up their Mercyhurst has also been ?^t 2:30 p.m., everyone will are invited to come observe and
fortunate who do not have the
time and kitchens for the cause J fortunate to have received meet together for a special take part in the activities. "We
money to enjoy a prosperous
Faculty, staff and administrators outside help from Pepsi Cola, Barry McAndrew reading of "A would like to encourage
holiday season? What about the
have also played a very impor- Burger King, K-Mart, Visit From Sjt. Nicholas" by everyone to stop in," Plyler
poor children who won't be
tant part by providing the Domino's Pizza, and Quality Clement C. Moore. Santa will added. "Hopefully they will get
visited by Santa Claus this
year? requested gifts for the children. Food Market, all of which have then pass out gifts to each child a chance to see what Christmas
Others Ijave offered to be donated items sucih as food and and everyone will enjoy a in Campus is all about and will
This Saturday, students and gift wrap to this charitable delicious treat of cookies and want to participate next year.
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Christmas "buddies" for a day,


faculty at Mercyhurst will once which entails being paired with cause.!
again spread a little Christinas a visiting child and assisting The day will begin at 1:00 ^PARADIGM, the Mercyhurst Literary Magazine
spirit as they host Christmas on him or her in a variety of p.m. when 100 children, aged 4-
Campus, a program aimed at holiday-related activities. 8, will meet at Baldwin Hall to
is accepting submissions for the 1995 issue. Send your
giving underprivileged children poetry, short fiction, non-fictional prose, and art-
"I think that this is an excel- be paired up with their prospec-
the opportunity to experience al work to Dr. Jim Hood (Preston 217B, ext 2136) or
blent opportunity for students to tive buddies. These children
the joys of the holidays.
share the Christinas spirit with have been located by such Maureen Kozik (Box 1373, ext 2910). The deadline
Started five years ago by a
those who may be less fortu- participating agencies at the for submission is the end of January 1995!!!
business student who had seen a
nate," remarked MSG President Bay Service Unit, the YWCA,
similar program at another
George Paydock, who is also the Food Pantry, the Mercy
college, Christmas on Campus
head of the Buddy Committee. Center for Women and the
seems to keep ga ining momen-
"It gives us an opportunity to Mercyhurst Day Care Center.
tum with each year. The
grow in ways that we have The student-child pairs will
Mercyhurst College Business never grown before and I only then travel to the festively
Department sponsors the event, wish we can do more." decorated Union where they
while clubs and other organiza- Club participation is also key. will participate in a variety of
tions help the charitable cause. 'This year was the first year fun activities, such as making
This year's committee is led by that groups took the initiative to Christmas tree puppets, getting
business,students Sara Plyler. come to iis;" commented co- their faces painted, playing*" M
and Rebecca Koren with help chair Sara Plyler. "We usually musical chairs and Pin the Nose
from faculty advisors Penny have to look for club support. on Rudolph, singing Christmas

cross-country skis
boots & outerwear
sunglasses & sneakers
watches & wallets
darts & stickers
swimsuits & snorkeling equipment

» Basically, a myriad of ingenious devices to

assist in your fervor to recreate. Now, pucker up.

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By Leon Mumford
Merciad Sports Editor

Strike one... the baseball

Harriers keep on flying
league; players demands for a By Greg Troyer
wage increase clash with the Merciad Sports Writer
interests of the owners who a re
only willing to preserve their The Mercyhurst men's and
thick slice of the profits. Play women's cross country teams
stops. concluded their seasons at the
NCAA Division II Eastern Re-
Strike two... hockey team
gional Championships on Satur-
owners stubornly refuse to add
day, Nov. 5. The race was held at
more weight to the wheelbarrow wallets their player's carry around
Kutztown University. The Lady
with them. The fans go home, and stay there.
Lakers finished an impressive
Strike three... almost occured when the desires of owners and
eighth place among a field 26
players in the NBA basketball league collided. But die dispute was
resolved... at least temporarily. So we're still waiting for the third
The women's team was paced
by Melissa Hall's All-Eastern
Here's what some Mercy hurst athletes had to say when they were
performance.-Hall cornered the
asked the question: Who's at fault for the strikes in baseball and
3.1 mile course in 19:16, a per-
hockey ?
sonal best by 24 seconds, to earn . M i k e B r o w n a b o u t t 0 m a k e n js best time ever, in his last race
12th place. Freshman Bridget '
" Glenn Francis, Sophmore (Computer Management,
Holzheimer also ran to a personal running careers with ^personal Brown, for instance, took one and
record, covering the course* in records. Brown cruised the 6.2 a half minutes off his previous
"The strikes are unfair on the public but I think the owners
19:54 for 33rd place. Freshman mile course in 34:34 to crack the best and he typifies the attitude
definitely have the upper hand. They profit so much fromI the
Wendy Lampart also set a per- top 100 in 99th position. Fresh- running through the team at the
sporting industry. I feel that they are exploiting the players. Players
sonal record in 20:16, which was men Tom O'Dea and Jeff Welch moment" S.
should get paid well because we value them so highly."
good enough J for the 55th spot. followed up with their own per-
Junior Katie Fox missed a per- sonahrecords in 35:09 (124th)
•Ronald Rambally, Sophmore (Biology / Chemistry, ^Congratulations are in order to
sonal record by one second. The and 35:24 (130th) respectively.
Tennis) the entire program for a fine sea-
dedicated student-athlete gar- Scott Choura earned 153rd place
"Sports are becoming tooimuch^of an entertainment son. The coaching sta ff should be
nered 78th place in 20:41. Team with a 36:26 effort. Juniors Dan
industry, where the only thing that matters is profit margin and congratulated on the amazing
captain Nichole Putt achieved a Chase and Chris Kullman rounded
budget balancing. Both the players and the owners arc to blame (lumber of peak performances
season's best in 21:19, placing out the Hurst performers in 38:02
because the love of sports has been forgotten." £ they produced in the culminating
her in the 103rd spot. Freshman (169th) and 38:42 (175th).
meet of the season. The Regional
Sara Boyd achieved yet another Coach Kathy Noble- Fraley said
Scott Harber, Junior (Psycology, Cycling) $& Championships confirm that the
personal best with a 24:47, com- " I feel we have had a really good
"If they wanttostrike, let them strike. Itmeans there won't program is in talented hands. Look
ing in five spots behind teammate season this year. We have devel-
be anything tp watch for Joe (my robmirrate) on Sports Center, Ha!" for even bigger things next year.
Boyd. Seniortrisha Powers also oped a good work ethic and th e
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A J . Rush a k, Junior (Psychology, Baseball) competed for the teanu, > ,. prograrn^eems to get better.jevery ented u ndercl assnien wh 6 g'a in ed
"The strike is management's fault. Players should be paid Seniors Mike Brown and Scott year. Almost everyone ran a per- valuable experience this year.
what they are worth. If they are good enough to make the money then Choura finished their Mercy hurst sonal best at Regiona Is. Michael
they are good enough to spend the money."

Teresa Szumigala, Senior (Elementary Education,

Bright future for Mens basketball
Basketball) By Dan Hilfiker to get stronger off the boards. If Millersville tournament. We will
^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ICThe strike is players fault. They make enough money as Merciad Sports Writer we were more competitive on re- [ be the underdogs going in, but as
it is. That's all they need to live comfortably for the rest of their bounds, we would be an excellent we don't have any seniors start-
With seven games under their team," said Morse. | ing, we are looking to rebuild for
Amy Baxter, Senior (Marketing, Volleyball / Softball) belts, the Mercy hurst men's bas- "This weekend we face some a bright future," added Morse.
The strike is management's fault. The players bring in
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ketball team goes into this week- excellent competition in the
money and people, so they are assets which should should be valued end with a record of 4-3. The
more highly. »» team has scored some impressive
One editorial concludesgthat the ownersffear giving an inch victories over S t Vincent Col-
baca use then the players will take a foot leaving them without a leg lege, Kentucky State, MI.
to stand on. Another pundit stresses that the unashamed exhibition Dearborn, and the University of
of greed is weaning fans off their addiction to sport. Waterloo, with the last two com-
The issue has become a mass producer of opinions. Thousands of ing in the Knob loch tournament
opinions are being generated every day, all over the country. Some^ held this past weekend of which
are well founded while others are off the cuff. Some are obviously the Lakers were the tournament
right while others are surely wrong. At least in my opinion, unless champions.
you disagree with me... to go to hell If you like. Y'see the "We did well in the exhibition
issue is creating thought, conflict, emotion, exitement among other games at the start of the season,
but we stumbled at the Indianapo-
lis tournament where we lost to cometoa meeting.
"They 're just a bunch of genetic freaks," said one of my teachers games that we should have won,
referring to modern day athletes. Considering how high standards but now we have won the last four They need your help
have risen in order to gain entrance:into the profesional arena, out of five games leaving us with
perhaps they are. Physical competition is being replaced by science a 4-3 record, so I am fairly happy," to plan and organize
and the genetic structure of the body. By altering the chemical said Coach Bill Morse.
balance within the athlete, drugs can also be used to guarantee a With a young and energetic activities.They*need
favourable result Not much emotion or exitement in this scenario. team, the Lakers look to go to
* Dedication now means six to eight hours of physical conditioning new heights on the court. "The your ideas. iV*%\v%»>:*:*
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Meetings are every TYiesday
breathing rates and pulses are monitored. Welcome to the regiment
of an Olympiad. Exit freedom and choice,what most of us associate turnover ra te - proof tha I we a re a at 8*30 n.m. in the Govern- mmm
with joy. Do what it takes to win. Iron babies are being programmed quick mobile team with good ball
for success from birth. And these are the people we envy ? handling skills," added Morse. \> *•—*

Meanwhile, the chance and luck elements in sport are gradually Craig Young leads the Lakers
being calculated, mechanized, elimated. in scoring with a n average of 13.6
ppg, while Will Stinson and fresh-
My teacher asked me "If these multi- millionare athletes are
man Jim Roe follow closely with
genetic freaks, do we only pity the guys in the local nut-house
13.4 and 13.0 ppg respectively.
because they arc the mutations we can actually see ? The question
Lonacy Utley leads the pack
seemed to answer itself. *
The circus can go on strike, I'm off to the local nut-house to look with 54 total rebounds, twenty-
nine offensive. "We have to leant
for an Olympic champion, I thought
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Laker icers rebound to beat R.I.T.

By Craig Rybczynski
Editor in Chief

The streak is over!

&- R.I.T. Tigers forward Matt Tho-
mas'goal with 1:06 remaining in
Friday's contest sent the visiting
Mercy hurst Laker hockey team
back to Erie with a 7-5 loss —
their first blemish of the season.
Thomas put gaii end to
Mercy hurst's seven-game win-
ning streak.
"I"*just screwed up," said
defenseman Justin Proud. 'The
puck came back to me and I lost it
in my skates and somehow it
squirted out to the other player.
"I tackled him and the rebound Jon Johnson (18) and John Evangel istaa(l 5) are denied Scott Barber anticipates a shot byfa Lake Forest forward.
went in the net I'm counted on
back there and I just made a mis- R.I.T. stonned back in the third ahead 5-3. We fought back and day played as well as I've seen said Pattison. "And to score the
take," he said. frame after trailing 2-1, scoring McKinnon scored, he scored three any Mercyhurst College team play winner means you' ve done some-
Thomas' goal erased Kevin six goals, the Tigers scored three big goals," said Mike Pattison. in the last five years, at R.I.T., thing for the team and every player
McKinnon's third goal of the times in the period while on the "We came back to tie it at five, to despite the loss," said head coach dreams about doing every game."
game at 18:11 of the third. power play. tie it with so little time left and Rick Got kin. Proud and Cannam added goals
"It was a little^bit'3like the Mercyhurst trailed 5-3 at the then to lose it, it was heart brak- The following night, the Tigers to secure the ECAC victory.
Cinderella story. Art Thomas was 10:44 mark of the third. ing. | traveled to Erie, this time with a
my roommate and I was his best "I really have to say the referees In defeat, Scott Barber stopped different result. Trevor Brandt opened the scor-
friend for the last two yea rs and to made so many bad mistakes out 28 Tiger shots. The Hurst scored a 5-2 win over ing, beating Goldhar at 5:45 of
see him transfer to another school, there...
we got killed on penalti Bohun and R.I.T. forward the Tigers. thefirstframe.
especially beca use h is brother was es, saidKevin Mckinnon. Maybury traded goals in the first. Pattison's two-goal effort aided Andrew Lazar and Angelo
recruited to that school and see Despite playing most of the th ird Pattison's short-handed goal in the Hurst offense, he netted the Papal ia evened the game before,
him score the game-winner just short-handed, McKinnon and the the second gave the Hurst a 2-1 game-winner at 7:18 of the sec- Pattison's second of the game.
hits home," he said. I t was a big Lakers rallied. advantage heading into the final ond. "December is our tough month
disappointment especially when tfrHis second of the period evened 20 minutes.. »•
, k Goal tender Barber backs topped and from now on it's going to be
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Matt Thomas only had three to the contest at 5-6* :*• i< : He batted a rolling puck past the Hurst, turning aside 36 R.I.T. alltECAC and tough opponents
five shifts all game.

McKinnon snapped a loose puck Goldhar, with an assist going to shots. and this is an important stretch for
The penalty-filled ECAC battle past Tiger goalie Eric Goldhar in McKinnon. "It was nice only 'cause I've us," said Proud.
featured a goal scoring frenzy in the slot Trevor Hunt and Scott McKinnon scored in the sec- been getting a lot of ribbing be- The road does not get any easier
the third.;, ) f j Cannam assisted on the fifth ond, but the goal was disallowed cause I just score short-handed as the Lakers (8-1) journey to
Special teams played an intri- ^Mercyhurst goal. for a man in the crease violation. goals and Saturday night I scored Wisconsin to ba ttle Stevens Point
cate role in the Laker loss. "They >• came back and went "I thought that our team on Fri- "eofevenstreii

Lady' basketball Lady Lakers do us proudj


blows Hot and cold

By Chris Fiely While they were able to etch a
By Joel Pentz
Me reiad Sports Writer
meeting in the semi-finals of a
national championship."
us." This
mis championship game
gave Franklin Pierce the confw
narrow victory atfAshland, the For the second consecutive year, The girls were devastated upon dence to go on and defeat Regis 2-1
Merciad Sports Writer Lakers found themselves on the Mercyhurst Women's soccer team their return. Finishing their sea- 0 in the final.
wrong side of an 80-77 defeat at fell to the eventual national cham- son with a respectful record of Coach Hartis also remarked, "I
TheiLady Laker Basketball Edinboro on 29th November. pion in the NCAA Division II 13-2 was no consolation for see- thought we played as well as we
team have got off to a tepid 4-2 But the hot and cold form con- semi Gnal. ing Regis College making it to the cou Id, considering the opposition.!
start to the season as they have tinued when Mercyhurst returned After a loud, spirited send off final with seven losses during the We just didn't get the breaks w< maintain the kind of home to win easily against by faculty, staff, and students the season. needed to come out with a win.l
form which took themfto their Mansfield. The Szumagala- No. 2 ranked Lakers squared off Senior, Liz Weber, playing in I'm very pleased with my players
Orst ever play-off position in the McChesney pair again spear- against No. 1 ranked Franklin her last collegiate game reflected, though, they battled hard. They
NCAA Division II last year|1 headed the Laker attack! Pierce in Rindge, New Hamp- "The pain I experienced recover- never gave up at any time as they
As only one senior graduated, Webb said "I think we need to shire, on * Nov. 11. The Lakers ing from two major knee surger- fought al 1 of the way."
this years new Coach Jim Webb start shooting better if we want to took an)early lead afteriBecky ies due to soccer was nothing com- The Lakers look to regroup ove
knows that he holds the reigns of win consistently against the Clari- Miller confidently capitalized on pa red to having to watch Franklin the off-season knowing tbey only|
a very talented team. ons, Edinboros and Slippery a direct free kick at the 3:32 mark Pierce celebrate their victory over have one senior to replace.
The Lakers started their season Rocks in our league." of the first half. All seemed to be 7 *

convincingly when they beat Point going well. Vuvttu* » * • !

^Taking this advice, the Ladies $

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Park by 83 points to 41 at home. *b>.

out-jshot^Fairmont State 87-63 Two goals by Franklin^Pierce x -~ *

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Julie McChesney ledthe scorers last night. Connie Ralston led the followed though, one 22 minutes A!
with 21 points while Freshman scorers with 23 points. The: fact Into the half and the winner came N

Kristen Molli impressed by net-


that three different players have just seven minutes later.

ting 16 points. topped the scoring charts suggests The second half was a deadlock

But the Ladies stumbled in theii strong balance in the team. defensive battle. At the end of the
next game against California, Pa. day Franklin Pierce had out shot
Ironically, Mercyhurst gained "We have a good, experienced the Lakers only 4-2, but had come
their first post season victory at team with great speed and depth. away with a hard fought 2-1 vic-
California's expense last year. A lot depends on how quickly the tory.
Although Teresa Szumigala ra 1 - ] players leant to adapt to the de- Coach Hartis commented after
lied by scoring 11 points, the 66- fense game we are playing this the match, "I'm obviously not # • >

52 loss was a dissapointment. season, especially the incoming pleased with the result. It was a
Webb's team then travelled to Frcshman,| said Webb. difficult task for us to come here
Ashland, picked up the pace a nd This weekend the Lakers face to play the No. 1 team on their
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came away with a hard fought tough opposition when.they par- home field. It was a very close
win. The formidable forward pair, ticipateiu the Slippery Rock tour- game though, which it should be Mercyhurst soccer payers look dejected after their narrow
McChesney and Szumigala fea- nament 1 when you've got No. 1 and No. 2 defeat in the NCAA play-offs. f
tured in the 89-85 victory! |

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