SI ANDREW'S SCHOOL ARCHIVES 0-2.5- 6| Carbtnal S T . A N D R E W ' S S C H O O L • M I D D L E T O W N , D E L A W A R E • VOL. LXIV, N O . 1 • F E B R U A R Y 1 9 9 6 sometimes you're out of luck. This Hungry For rule—that only the senior who gave you the marks can remove them— puts Trudging 101 The Cardinal, the official student newspaper of St. Andrew's School, is a forum in which any student may express his or her opinion. The ideas and Power? an underformer in a precarious situa- tion. How is a person to be protected BY EDDIE WUN '97 opinions expressed in each article are purely those of the writer/s, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of The Cardinal staff. The Cardinal is published three times (fall, winter, spring) during the BY DANNY BENYAM '97 from this? You either have to be nice to every senior or never do anything A new year. A new building. Or, at least a new addition to an old academic year. Typesetting, layout and production are done at the School using a PowerMacintosh 7100/80AV, Apple LaserWriter Select 360, and T hroughout history we see that wrong. Seniors are generally very re- building. Upon returning to St. power corrupts. The Roman sponsible, but there are an elite group Andrew's to begin the new year, little PageMaker software. Printed in Chestertown, MD, by Kent Printing, Inc. Emperor Nero was extremely who abuse their power. Abuse in power did I know that during the academic Managing Editors: Alexandra Cox '97, Tonette Williams '97 and corrupt because he was omnipotent. does not happen often, but it has hap- day I would be living in Amos Hall, Meredith Blake '97 Disregarding the public welfare, he pened. making trips back to Founders' Hall abused the tax system and did what he Unbelievable as it may sound, abuse for such inconveniences as books, Layout Editor: JoAnn Fairchild wanted. At St. Andrew's, we don't of power happens among faculty mem- mail, clothing, sleep, and food. There Contributing Writers: Meg Alexander '97, Danny Benyam '97, Alii have one person who wields all the bers, too. Last year some paintball are few people out there in the St. Brayton '97, Holly Fling '97, Morgan Foster '97, Kate Harrington '96, power. Instead, we have a selected few guns were confiscated because they Andrew's population who are lucky Emily Jensen '96, Liz Laffitte '97, Katy Wafle '97, Laya White '97, Rob who possess quite a bit of power. were being mishandled. According to enough to have only two classes in this Willey '97, Angelica Williams '97 and Eddie Wun '97. Seniors have much power in the St. the student handbook, confiscated new building, and even fewer who are Andrew's society. Usually manifested items are guaranteed to be given back lucky enough to have only one. How- Editorial Consultants: Michael Denning, JoAnn Fairchild and through marks or in rooms, this power at the end of the year. These guns, ever, unfortunate souls such as mine Terence Gilheany is rarely abused, but it is also never which were valued at about $130 to- and many others have three or more Address correspondence to: Alexandra Cox, St. Andrew's School, 350 checked. At the moment, the way to gether, were not given back. They were classes in Amos Hall, and it really is a Noxontown Rd, Middletown, DE 19709-1605. Tel: (302) 378-9511. get marks removed is to go to the se- thrown away without the owners' pain to walk back and forth three, nior who gave them and ask that per- knowledge. Is this course of action maybe even four times a day in the son to remove them. If that senior is a nice person and you have a legitimate within the power of the faculty? This article is not to attack the in- middle of the winter when ice covers the ground and the wind chill factor The Rebuttal any one. Mr. O'Brien believes that "a place is needed at a coed secondary reason, then the marks are often re- justices that occur at St. Andrews, but has dropped the temperature to 20 de- school where members of one sex will moved. But if the senior dislikes you in any way and has a grudge, then to change them. We can do this by be- ing responsible citizens. grees below 0. Although the new classrooms are on Parietals know members of the other sex will not be present" because: BY ALLI BRAYTON '97 very nice and white and new and white M and clean and even whiter, it makes it r. O'Brien was kind A. Not all of our students feel com- My Thoughts on Race Rela- somewhat annoying for students who, say, might have a schedule as follows: enough, after the running of my article in the last fortable with members of the opposite sex. tions at St. Andrew's BY LAYA WHITE '97 Precal 1 st period, 2nd period free, Cre- ative Writing 3rd, Break, English 4th, issue of the Cardinal, to give me a copy of an article he wrote for the 1987 B. Going on corridor is a good way to ditch a persistent date. Spanish 5th, Lunch, Western Civ 6th, Cardinal responding to the question of C. The only "brake" or "regulator" W hy do the black kids al- age St. Andrean, it seems nonexistent. and Physics 7th. A student with the why students are not allowed on cor- we have to separate opposite sexes is ways sit at one table to- It's refreshing when someone, rather above schedule would then have to ridors of the opposite sex. I thought our corridor policy. gether? than ignoring their curiosity, asks me make four, yes, four trips to Amos Hall that as students, you might want to D. I believe a great deal of fun of a How come you don't wash your hair something about my experiences as a (no longer the science building be- hear the reasoning behind the statutory very old fashioned nature takes place every morning? black person, or the music I listen to, cause everything except history and principle. Let me briefly point out that on corridors where "boys can be Laya, what do you think about (fill or my family structure, or any of the language can be learned in that one although he doesn't directly point out boys" and "girls can be girls." in the blank with anything having to other things that make me different. I building). However, this certain stu- his concern about students engaging E. Finally, neither sex should have do with black people)? would rather someone ask me an hon- dent and others like him would only in sexual activity, it is an underlying to worry a whole lot about dress or Questions. Comments. Feelings. All est question than remain ignorant to a have to make two trips if the follow- reason for the strictness of our pari- lack thereof when on their corridors. of these things surround race relations part of my soul and my life. ing proposal falls through. etals. Through his final few reminders at St. Andrew's. But everything here Our school administration does not It is the opinion of several students he makes it evident that sex is in fact a Mr. O'Brien is right in that the pri- is O.K., right? We don't have protests help either, because differences at this that a main common room/study area concern. The arguments below are his vacy issue should not be overlooked; or riots. The white and black students school tend to be pushed back into or something of that sort be created in primary and somewhat valid concerns. it is an obvious concern. But let it be of the school don't avoid each other corners, rather than celebrated as Amos Hall. That way, people could He breaks the policy down into four reminded that something as drastic as and aren't at odds. We share the same unique traits. This applies to many of store books, get to class easier and not separate issues: coed dorms was not even in question. halls, rooms, dining hall, classrooms our differences, not just race. We are be late so often, and run less of a risk 1) The infringement of privacy It seems that Mr. O'Brien's approach and lives in relative harmony. So categorized as "St. Andreans," but not from freezing in the cold during the 2) The disenfranchisement issue is a little too serious. Students, as everything's O.K., right? Sort of. recognized for our individuality. Many winter. How many times has someone 3) The drain on faculty time issue shown through the survey a few There's a common misconception would argue that this universal iden- been late to class by about thirty sec- 4) The propriety issue. months ago, merely are asking for a that St. Andrew's is a racial Utopia. I tity is good because it helps, bring us onds to a minute? With classes over in few hours or Sunday, and not the op- will be the first to tell you this is not together, but it also makes our differ- Amos Hall, that thirty seconds to a I agree with Mr. O'Brien that pri- portunity to live on each other's dorms. the case. Even though I am treated ences more readily apparent just when minute might easily be extended to a vacy is a major concern. Who really Next he touches on the "disenfran- better at St. Andrew's then I would be we look around. minute thirty, or, under special circum- wants to walk down the hallway after chisement issue." In this discussion he at many other schools, in a Utopia I Also, we cannot identify this prob- stances, maybe even a whole two min- a shower and be seen by the opposite puts out a reminder to the students: would feel totally comfortable in any lem as just racial, but also economic. Continued on Page 6, Column 5 sex? That would be embarrassing for Continued on Page 4, Column 1 group, and it wouldn't be obvious I Some of my experiences mirror those was one of the only black people. Also, of other students because we are dif- I could sit in a group of all black stu- dents, and no one would be uncom- ferent based on the income of our par- ents. When the issue of the St. A Spiritual Journey BY ALEXANDRA Cox '97 What do students feel as they walk down the chapel stairs each Wednes- fortable or question our motives for Andrew's Magazine came out in which day and Sunday? Some people have W sitting together. I would never be in- the school listed and thanked those hen the founding fathers that students' emotional lives could be been immersed in a Christian life their timidated by the fact that most of my people who gave money to the school, of St. Andrew's sat down fulfilled differently. Perhaps they felt whole lives, yet surprisingly they walk white friends have had more opportu- I was amazed at how many of my in 1928 to create a new that a person's emotional and spiritual grudgingly down the steps. Perhaps it nities to travel than I have, and that friends' parents gave money and at boarding school, they wanted to cre- life were separate. But St. Andrew's is because we have reached an age their parents can afford to send them how much they gave. My parents, ate a school which would develop the incorporated the Chapel program, and where we question. To many children, on wilderness type programs while though they might like to give, do not whole person. They found a campus it is the job of the trustees to hold the church meant Sunday clothes, playing mine cannot. My St. Andrew's expe- have much money to spare beyond my which suited a strong athletic life, they intent of the founders in trust over the with the pencils and paper in the pews, rience would not be any different than tuition. Our economic differences add found bright teachers to support the years. They are supposed to affirm and listening to stories about Christ- anyone else's. to the problem because they cause an- academic life, and they created a what the founders intended in relation mas and Easter. When freshman ar- But my experience is different be- other barrier to understanding between chapel in the center of the school to to a changing world. Thus, the chapel rive at St. Andrew's, they are at an age cause even though we see each other students. encompass the spiritual life. These as- program has been altered, but it will when they are capable of questioning every day, there is no real understand- We must examine the causes of this pects, they felt, would create a strong, not be removed. For example, students and analyzing ideas that they formerly ing or communication between differ- problem. First the basic differences whole person. Why, then, did other once had to attend chapel every day, ignored or took for granted. In our ent groups. Communication may ex- between us as far as class, race, place schools choose to leave out the reli- just as they still do at many other English classes, we discuss rather than ist between close interracial friend- of origin, and money separate us even gious life our founding fathers decided schools, such as Episcopal High listen to the teacher. Perhaps that is ships, but, when it comes to the aver- Continued on Page 2, Column 3 to include? Perhaps because they felt School in Virginia. Continued on Page 5, Column 3 2. THE CARDINAL • F E B R U A R Y 1 9 9 6 parties. No strang- had experience dealing with these ers. Heck, there problems, they may be better socially Campaign '96 With aren't even cheer- leaders. Sounds prepared for college and life in the real world. H. Ryan Johnson: too "good" to be true, doesn't it? Even in the past two years, St. Andrew's graduates have been kicked Well it is. Al- out of their homes, put in jail, placed Hittin'the Trail BYROBWlLLEY '97 though the School in drug rehab, and they have dropped out of college. We feel that had they provides a chal- T he following interview with H. Ryan Johnson: Presidential lenging environ- been better socially prepared, they may Candidate was conducted on 2/6/96. My primary intention in ment for new stu- have avoided these consequences. Be- conducting this interview was to elucidate the triumph and dents, by Junior cause we are not exposed to the "nor- frustration which life on the campaign trail simultaneously presents. I year, (and some- mal" teenage social life, we're not al- wanted to provide you, the reader, with a window into the character of times even ear- ways fully prepared to make intelligent a presidential candidate. Somewhere along our way, however, the lier), we begin to social decisions in college. candidate and I erred. As a result, you will learn precious little about realize how re- St. Andrew's would not have to go the subtle nuances of H. Ryan's character. I apologize to everyone we stricting the life to drastic measures in order for it's stu- might have disappointed, but if you still want to get to know H. Ryan here is. The school dents to become more socially adept. then don't by shy. He's a nice guy, and he's clean too. So next time offers many intel- If we RAISE OUR VOICES, we could you see him don't be afraid to give him a wave and say "Hey there, H. lectual freedoms easily join the already existing Student Ryan." as well as inde- Union or form a new league with the pendence from other schools in our conference. Not Cardinal: How long have you wanted to run for president, Harvey? our parents, how- only would this benefit St. Andrew's, ever, after a few but it would also benefit all the schools Do you mind if I call you Harvey? years we see our involved. H. Ryan: In answer to your first question, I really got the urge to run friends at home Through this alliance we could or- this year. And in response to your second question, of course you can grow into the same ganize major concerts, "battle of the call me Harvey. In fact, if you vote for me you can call me anything freedoms and oth- bands," formal and informal dances, you goddamn jolly-well please. (Offers me dry-roasted peanuts, BY KATY WAFLE '97 & MORGAN FOSTER '97 ers. We watch our old friends study and more frequent trips to Philadel- lightly salted, from a brown paper bag.) during the week, but when the week- phia, New York, Baltimore, and Wash- S C: What made you decide to run for president? What do you believe t. Andrew's School is a small ends come they are exposed to a dif- ington. We could have All-Conference but caring community that is ferent aspect of life—one that we miss Balls and casual day trips with these that, if elected, you could change? known for it's nurturing envi- here at St. Andrew's. other schools. We have facilities and a H: I want to wipe out all crime and poverty here at St. Andrew's. ronment and friendly faculty. An iso- They are able to explore themselves beautiful campus here at St. Andrew's. C: I understand that your opponents don't really consider either of lated place for a young teenager to im- in diverse social situations, and are We might as well share it. these issues to be major problems within our immediate community. (7 merse him/her self in learning, the confronted with many problems from This alliance would not be difficult am not enjoying the peanuts but he seems like the type of guy who school provides a sheltered environ- which we are sheltered here at St. to form. All we need is the approval of would be really offended if I expressed distaste for his peanuts, so 1 ment in which students are taught Andrew's. Although many of these the administration and the support of study habits and the St. Andrew's sys- problems like drugs, alcohol, racial S.A.C. So RAISE YOUR VOICE! If eat more peanuts.) tem of ethics. Here there is little drink- tensions and AIDS are not problems students had the option of diverse so- H: I think' they're living in a dream world. Those candidates are afraid ing, almost no drugs and we, the stu- that we find appealing, they are ones cial activities, we would not only en- to face the real issues. (We both laugh.) dents, seldom even "get out" for the that we will inevitably have to face. joy our lives here more, but we would C: But seriously, what, do you think, are the real issues? weekends. No violence. No gangs. No Because our friends at home will have also be better prepared for college. H: The Form seems disinterested in Form activities. We need to motivate the Form and I feel it's my job to do that. C: The purpose of this interview was really to get a glimpse of life on the campaign trail. Tell us, what is it like? Has your life changed Race Relations sive summer camps while I sat on my butt at home all summer. meaning behind the words or not, I make it a point not to mock those who significantly? Continued from Page I By now you may be saying, "But do. When those guys "talk black," they H: I haven't done much. In fact, my life really hasn't changed at all. before we can begin to understand those differences did not prohibit you mock the words and those who use I'm not stressed. I mean, my face has cleared up and I'm sleeping like each other. We are constantly aware from eventually becoming friends with them. a baby. What the hell, if I win, that's great; if not, it's been a damn of our differences because of our dif- or being acquaintances with the people So, how can we resolve some of our ferent experiences. It is a condition that in your Form. So where's the prob- problems? First, we must seek to un- good ride. we have no control over, and which lem?" But differences do not make up derstand each other, but don't become C: Elections are coming up at the end of the week. What do you have tends to dictate who we hang out with all the causes. As a minority at St. discouraged when the going gets rough planned as your campaign begins to wind down? in our first few days at the school be- Andrew's, I am constantly reminded, and you can't relate to someone else. H: Carter, what do I have planned? cause basic human instinct causes us everywhere I go and in everything I For example, my best friend has aller- Carter: (No response, busy folding laundry.) to gravitate towards people who are do, of my position. There are no other gies and is constantly sick. I try to help H: I got a haircut, but that's pretty much it. like us. This is why a collective iden- black girls on my dorm, only one other her when she is under the weather, get tity as St. Andreans cannot totally al- in my Form, only fifteen black students her anything she needs, and force her C: What about your speech? leviate all worries, because we are in a school of 260.1 could go an entire to rest when she needs it. But, no mat- H: I thought I'd dig up the one I used last year. The kids sure seemed parts of our different groups before we day without seeing a minority, any ter what I do, I cannot even begin to to enjoy it. are St. Andreans. minority, if I so chose. Imagine if you know what she goes through every C: A lot of people give you a hard time about always wearing sandals. For instance, many students here are were in my shoes. Everyone has been time she has an allergy attack. I real- Do you think this could hurt your campaign? And how do you respond white, and from upper middle class or in situation where they are in group ize and except this fact, and just try to to such attacks? high class families; whose father is a where they are different from every- help her in any way I can. Another doctor, lawyer, businessman, or of a one else, and there are few or no other example is when someone says a com- H: I don't really care, but if it becomes an issue, I have been wearing similar profession who makes six fig- people like you. I am in this situation ment or a song or a television show is boots lately.. .although that's pretty much weather-related, (long ures a year, and whose mother stayed every day of my life, and its not al- offensive to them. Rather than con- pause) Also, I really don't want to waste any more time with this home to take care of them as children ways a good feeling. So, when I go demning them because you do not interview. and then is free to pursue her interests home, it's refreshing. In the words of agree, try to understand why that par- C: I just have a few more questions. once they are grown. Quite a contrast one black St. Andrean, "It's like, when ticular comment, song, or television H: You're a self-absorbed bastard. to my family, where my parents are I go home, I take a deep breath, and show would be offensive to them and divorced, my father has a big title and its like, 'Black People.' Not that I don't not to you. C: If elected, what do you hope to accomplish? not-so-big job, my parent's salary enjoy St. Andrew's, but it's nice to be The second way is through discus- H: [No answer] (Appears to be very, very angry with me; no longer added together w o u l d n ' t equal surrounded by your own." sion. We must open up the lines of willing to share his peanuts.) $ 100,000, and my mother has had to Another cause for black people in communication in order to ensure to struggle for work my entire life. I particular is the way in which many understanding. To use my best friend didn't know many of the people who guys at St. Andrew's mock black eu- as an example again, she and I have lived in the same town as me; we came phemisms. For instance, I see many frequently discussed our differences, from different classes, went to differ- guys who go to this school attempt to considering we are opposites as far as Spring break begins at 12 ent schools and shopped at different places. Imagine my intimidation, "talk black," saying things like "You better recognize" as they walk up the our backgrounds. Once, after a discus- sion about affirmative action, she said, noon on Friday, March when, on the first day, my mom's Dodge Shadow was surrounded by stairs to the dorm. It bothers me that there are few people here who know "Thank you for telling me your opin- ions. Its refreshing to me to get a dif- BMW's, Audis and Mercedes, and I what that term really means, or the true ferent side of the story, as well as a 1st! Students return on was surrounded by people wearing J. Crew (a label I had never heard of), feeling behind it. I cannot claim to be an authority on "blackness," and many different opinion." I felt good when she said that, because I knew she and I had Sunday, March 24th. with bigger stereo systems, more clothes, and who had spent their sum- black people would say that I do not really know what the term means ei- understood each other. We didn't nec- essarily agree, but we at least allowed mers in far-off countries or at expen- ther. But, whether I can know the true ourselves to see the other point of view. THE CARDINAL • F E B R U A R Y 1996 The UltimateTunes S ubmissions and letters to the COMPILED BY ELIZABETH LAFFITTE '97 editor are welcomed by the editorial staff. Share your A majority of the students at St. Andrew's have common interests, such as the music they listen to. In order to form St. Andrew's "ideal mix," I took a general consensus of people's favorite songs. The ones that people mentioned repeatedly are listed below. comments on Cardinal articles, world Brown-Eyed Girl Van Morrison Fortunate Son CCR issues and life events! Deadlines for OB-LA-DI,OB-LA-DI The Beatles Deacon Blues Steely Dan letters, as well as all submissions to the Martyr Rusted Root Cure For Pain Morphine Spring issue of The Cardinal, are Friday Comfortably Numb Pink Floyd The End The Doors night, April 19. at 8:00 p.m. Gylcerine Bush Harry Hood Phish Easy Skankin' Bob Marley Celebrating Diversity the truck driver echoes. I look at every line, dip, and wrinkle in his palm; and, Changes Latitudes, Attitudes Painted Black Jimmy Buffett Rolling Stones soon, my hand knows'his. As David Take My Hand ing, the driver of a truck passed him opens his life to me, I begin to under- Box Of Rain Grateful Dead BY KATE HARRINGTON '96 and screamed, "Get out the road, stand his experiences and his rage. His Moondance Van Morrison nigger." Although calm when he re- hand has left an imprint on mine. Precious Lord, take my hand layed the story to me, David's pain, It is only through clearly defining Dancing Nancies Dave Matthews Bring me home through the night fury, and confusion were building in- one's sentiments that real understand- Total Eclipse BonnieTyler Through the dark, through the storm side as he repeated the man's brutal ing can be produced. If we can speak to thy Light words. of our differences, of the experiences Bouncing Round the Room Phish I have been to the Mount David has continuously tried to which mold us, then others can com- Magic Carpet Ride Steppen Wolf I have seen the Promised Land wipe the experience from his mind, prehend, recognize, and respect them. Precious Lord, 'Precious Lord but, as he quickly discovered, racism It is only then, after we take the hands With Or Without You U2 Take my hand is too large and common to be ignored. of others, that we may lead them out Angie Rolling Stones Our community fosters racial har- of the ignorance and towards one an- A s the h y m n ' s words echo throughout the chapel, I close my eyes to absorb every syllable, ev- mony, but outside its boundaries lies racism and irrational hatred. The words echo: ''Precious Lord, take my other. ery phrase sung. It is a weekly chapel hand. Bring me home through the service with the usual sermon, read- ings, and hymn at the finish. Yet as I night. Through the dark, through the storm, to thy Light." Spectrum stand next to my friend, David, his dark complexion next to my white I am continuously troubled by the racism this country cannot seem to Club Rejoices skin, something is different. Our hands shake. It results from an ignorance BY TONETTE WILLIAMS '97 are clasped; his deep black fingers which has plagued America since its around my pale white hand. And the words echo: "I have been to the Mount. I have seen the Promised Land." founding. It is an ignorance which thrives off of stereotypes and the weight of a dark past, a societal stu- O n January 17, the Spectrum Club held it's annual service to com- memorate Martin Luther King Jr. Dur- Perhaps the Civil Rights hymn re- pidity I have never been able to un- ing sit down meals throughout the minds us both of the beauty of our derstand. It comes from not knowing week, the Club also read quotes from community. In a way, it is a kind of and not wanting to know. Instead, our Dr. King. More people than ever were "promised land." Although the ratio of nation wallows in a "storm" of dark- involved in this year's service, from blacks to whites at St. Andrew's is ness, unable to come to the "light." Unique Eraser's planning, to Kate A Southern Music Mix (Notice a theme?): quite unbalanced, the school, in a way, While the words continue to ring, I Harrington's personal essay on her is a racial Utopia. Black and white observe David's hands carefully. His close friendship with David Smith, to Sweet Home Alabama Lynyrd Skynyrd work, live, and play under the same hands tell the story of his experiences: Jenell William's emotion-filled song Carolina Girls Gen. Johnson and the Chairman... rules and expectations. There is no light, soft, sensitive and fragile on the Come To The Water, to the seven Fifth room for division or segregation. Stu- inside yet deep, black, bold, and tough and Sixth formers who read various The Devil Went Down to Georgia Charlie Daniels dents from around the world are like a shield on the outside. He has excerpts from Dr. King's speeches. I Love Beach Music The Embers brought together and placed in this been forced to confront a hatred and There was a participant from every community. For many, it is the first racism of which I cannot conceive. He form except the Third, but they'll be Perfect Circle REM time they have had a friend of a differ- has had to cover himself with this there next year. The Spectrum Club Southern Man Neil Young ent race, the first time they have strong, outer shield to protect his in- was able to accomplish it's goal by worked with someone of a different ner fragility. providing an atmosphere where the life The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down The Band culture. Indeed, this was true for me. I And then, there is my hand. My of Dr. King could be celebrated and Up on Cripple Creek The Band had never been in a class with a per- hands too reveal my experiences: deli- where the St. Andrew's community son of another race; now, I find my- cate, smooth, sheltered, exposed to could think about and absorb the im- Ramblin' Man The Almond Brothers self clutching the hand of my dear very little. Each side of my hand is the portance of his words, beliefs, and ac- Freebird Lynyrd Skynyrd friend, my dear friend who is black. same color. I have no shield . . . I have tions. Spectrum Club members stayed St. Andrew's has given me this oppor- had no need for one. in the chapel after the service to re- Alabama Neil Young tunity, an opportunity that has opened Our hands appear opposite, almost flect on the feelings they were experi- Take Me Home Country Roads John Denver my eyes to the broader community. incompatible. Yet, despite all our dif- encing. They were excited, proud, and The hymn reminds us of both the ferences, our hands remain locked. My felt as though they had truly accom- Uncle John's Band Grateful Dead blessings and tribulations of this life. palm connects with the fragile, vulner- plished something. I look forward to The Gambler Kenny Rogers David has endured tribulations that I able part of his hand, a place where he taking part in the service next year, and will never have to confront. As he has stored his pain, where all his fury, I hope just as many students will be Carolina In My Mind James Taylor walked to Middletown early one morn- rage, and tears lay, where the voice of involved. Search for scholarships on the World Wide Web! Here's an address you can try: http://www.webmaster.com 4. THE CARDINAL • F E B R U A R Y 1 9 9 6 From Morocco to Middletown BY ANGELICA WILLIAMS '97 & MEG ALEXANDER '97 Interview by Angelica Williams W e've all seen Mrs. MacNairn on the language corridor or at in- door-soccer, but where did she come from and why would she choose to call Middletown "home"? Those are the questions which ran through my mind as I sat down to interview her on a Fri- day afternoon. In answer to my first question, Mrs. MacNairn replied that she was work- See this space? Your article, photo- ing in the high Atlas Mountains for Catholic Relief Services in Morocco. There she worked with Muslim men graph, commentary, crossword, to coordinate adult education. She was struck by the fact that though they were living in poverty, they had a strong cartoon—whatever!—could be here. sense of community which stressed helping others. The men she worked with were poor, but they were rich in So what are you waiting for? ingenuity and resourcefulness. What led her to Morocco was a Masters Degree in Mid-Eastern stud- ies and International Economics from Johns Hopkins, combined with a de- sire to live in North Africa. After meet- ing her husband at Johns Hopkins, a job at Catholic Relief Services seemed the perfect fit for both of them. More- over, the organization holds a belief that all people deserve to be treated with dignity, a belief she clearly shares. Since Mrs. MacNairn had come here as a student, I pursued her t h o u g h t s about the school. "St. Andrew's is the same in a lot of ways, so it's very reassuring," she says, add- ing that she finds the school more con- nected with the outside world through community service and the RSIV trip to the synagogue. "When I was here, the best thing SAC had to offer was an ice cream social on Saturday nights." Our interview concluded with a question about the possibility of a fu- ture dog to add the already high fac- ulty dog population at SAS. Be reas- sured. She stated with confidence that "there is no dog in the future." Parietals Cont. from Page 1 although they might look they are (what an old fashioned word that is "faculty flashlight tag" games). but there are some loopholes in argu- playing an innocent game of flashlight today, but nonetheless a valid one!) for 4. If two students want a private ment. Ones that maybe only a student "We have all heard horror stories from tag, they're most certainly not. If the teenagers to visit in bedrooms unchap- place to talk or listen to music, they would notice. We're talking a few the college scene: typically, a boy's girl teachers have enough time to do this, eroned. can use almost any of 35 faculty stud- hours on Sunday afternoon. Is that so friend moves into the room and the then why don't they have enough time It is interesting that Mr. O'Brien ies or living rooms or one of the class- much to ask? boy's roommate is essentially disen- to supervise us on dorm? What sub- calls it a bedroom because for most of rooms or common rooms. He said in his note to me, "If I were franchised." Mr. O'Brien does not be- stantiates this so called need for su- us it is a place of study, a living room, 5. Our present policy permits a good a student here, I would feel exactly the lieve any student in this School pervision? Do any of you students feel an entertainment room, sometimes deal of visitation in the girls' common same as you." Talk about things that "should ever feel under the slightest that you need to be controlled, that you even a dining room— it is essentially rooms. (I do not refute this claim.) make you go hmmm. Mr. O'Brien pressure to leave his or her room at can't perform basic functions without our home. And parents, most of them Students can't expect teachers to doesn't disagree with the feelings on times when he or she feels entitled to guidance or aid of some sort? I think anyway, let guests into their houses simply let them in under all conditions. this issue, but he thinks that it would be there." I think he should give the not. Who says that students are going even if they are of the opposite sex. Teachers have lives of their own, so be in the best interest to keep the policy students here a little credit, however. to do anything different in their rooms His final reminders to the students: I've heard. Students can not expect as it is. Sounds like a typical parent, Not everyone is an inconsiderate per- than they are in the cornfields or in a 1. We are not alone. Many coed teachers to welcome them with open doesn't it? son, which is certainly implied in this classroom. It seems that students schools do not have parietals. arms into their home. Furthermore, a scenario. would be more cautious in what they 2. Boarding schools are under no common room is not a private place to His next concern is the "drainage of do on corridor because there is greater obligation to provide their students talk. A common room is rather a place faculty time" that would inevitably occur. He says "this faculty is already risk of getting caught. The final issue that he addresses is with "love nests." 3. If two students of the opposite sex where anyone can hang out; where no one group of people has claim to the Mark the date: overloaded with supervisory respon- the clincher and the excuse for many wish to be alone together, they can very room over another. Furthermore, when sibilities which pile high on top of things. It wouldn't go over well with well do what teenagers have done he suggests that people go to a class- V Form College teaching and coaching responsibili- the parents and contributors, or the since time began— use their wits. room, does he realize that usually the ties." I agree that the teachers here defi- parents would never approve of it. (Might I interject that no matter how only empty classrooms are the locked Boards on Sat., nitely work overtime, but I think it St. Andrew's is, in most respects, a witty a student might be, there will al- ones. Mr. O'Brien, your suggestions needs to be pointed out that some teachers actually wander the campus, conservative, traditional school. In short, I think that most adult who com- ways be a problem in their plan. For instance the cold weather especially at for students are not feasible. Mr. O'Brien substantiates his claim May 4th. flashlight in hand. Do not be swayed pose that greater St. Andrew's commu- this time of year, and the risk of being that St. Andrew's should not have re- by their kindly appearance because nity still believe that it is not "proper" caught in the middle of one of those laxed parietals with some valid points, THE CARDINAL • F E B R U A R Y 1996 .5 New Kid on the Block BY HOLLY FLING Words of Wisdom For M any people ask me, "Was break, except for the cluttered, loud 15 it hard coming in your minute period in the morning. junior year?" I usually Not only does the St. Andrew's answer, "Well, whenever you enter a schedule seem to deprive the average new situation, it is hard to start over student of any free time, but the sched- Students again." It was especially hard because ule seems to allow very little time for I had barely any free time to speak to sleeping. Students are forced to make (and Faculty, people. There are still people in the their bed, go to breakfast, and do a job Fifth Form whom I do not know. Had every morning. The school claims that Too)! it not been for the friends that I made the job system is used in order to force early on in the year, I don't think this the students to learn responsibility. I James T. Machia, author of A year would have gone so well. disagree; students at St. Andrew's Short Guide to Life, says reliev- Although there are many expecta- learn a great deal of responsibility sim- tions at St. Andrew's, I think that the ply by their work load. Study hall does ing stress is simple. JL Y j Dr. Niles was at Townsend. He was not to be found in Townsend, so hardest one to fulfill is time. Each stu- not suffice for the amount that each dent is supposed to devote 45 minutes student must complete, and therefore writing things Batten was rushed to Middletown a night on each subject. However, they must cut into their small amount UOWn! Our stress levels where he was left with the knowl- when looking at a student's schedule, of free time or deprive themselves of Sixth Form Showered edge that Dr. Niles would arrive at and the school's mandatory activities, some of their sleep, to complete their rise as we try to remember all the with Privileges Middletown by train at some time. this is impossible. work. things we have to do. So keep pen On examination, it was discovered The average student takes five Although my view on St. Andrew's and paper nearby. Jotting down From THE CARDINAL - Nov. 8, 1933 that he had bruised both his arm and classes and sometimes a minor. With scheduling seems negative, most his leg the snow had softened the five classes, that is 3.75 hours of people including myself seem to in- everything we don't want to for- I t seems now, to envious under- formers, that classes are just one of the minor phases of school life weight of the truck. The day the squad rescued the truck, Mitchell froze his feet so badly that he had homework a night, assuming that the ' vent time to do their work. Whether student has all five classes, and that none of the assignments take longer it's denying themsleves the great con- versation at nine thirty to ten, or cut- get—meetings, dates, exam schedules, etc. — helps to relieve to the Sixth Form. One of the most to be given a quarter of a grain of than 45 minutes. Although the amount ting into their sleep, most students find pressure and reduce stress. prized privileges of this group is that morphine. Next morning, however, of homework could be completed on a way. It is for this reason that I would of going into Middletown at night he was much better, and by after- a normal night, beginning after din- like to commend those who recieve to relieve the cares of a tedious day, noon, he was completely recovered. ner through study hall, and finished honors at St. Andrew's, or those who whether at the cinema or at some For two days, the only method of once on corridor, this amount could volunteer or participate in such orga- young lady's house. The frequency getting milk and supplies was to use not be done on a Wednesday night. nizations like concert choir. Not only of such journey's are entirely at the horses and wagon. During these Thursday is also the worst day for do these people complete the required discretion of the Sixthies. As one days, Mr. Cooper and his crew spent most students. It is usually piled high work load, but they go beyond what is may have gathered, study hall is many hours trying to get the truck with classes, very often without a asked of them. drudge abandoned by them. Their over the roads. The snow did not late mornings may be spent in bed furnish as much delight as one or by breakfasting at Mrs. Pell's. would expect, for most of the time Spiritual Journey tually, they can draw from their expe- separate spiritual life at St. Andrew's, The curfew is not rung until 10:30. it was too hard or crumply to use to riences at St. Andrew's. One reason just like our academic and athletic Continued from Page 1 Allotted to each Sixth Former is one snow fights. This has been one of why we do not just offer a Religious lives? Perhaps in order to do this, we week-end a term besides any extra the severest of winters, but with the why for many students, Chapel is a studies course alone is that, just like need to search for a reward. After all, one that may fall his way. Their recent thaw, winter seems to be dy- frustrating and often confusing outlet. with a sport, spirituality is achieved by in our academic and athletic lives we rooms may be furnished in the ut- ing, and spring is expectantly Ideas are presented in front of us which "experiential learning" through wor- strive for rewards every day. For those most of luxury, even to radios. Bi- awaited. we suddenly begin to question. For ship. The Chapel program is not nec- who have found their spiritual path al- cycle riding, a forbidden fruit to many people, the religious ideas pre- essarily making the students Episco- ready, their reward is received every even Fifth Formers, is but one of the sented in chapel make sense. But for palians, it is "showing us and Episco- Wednesday and Sunday. But foi many diverse pleasures enjoyed by this Cheerleading at SAS others, the ideas are abstract and hard pal route toward spiritual develop- others, there is a void. Perhaps that happy throng. (The only evidence From THE INFORMER (a Fourth Form to decipher, even after the fourth form ment." Mr. Kunz gave himself as an void can be filled by open-mindedness. seen so far of any advantage taken newspaper) - Nov. 17, 1951 Religious Studies program. example. He received a Quaker edu- If one walks down the chapel steps of this rule is a rather nondescript Perhaps one reason why the Chapel cation in both High School and Col- open to learning and thought, espe- old red bike out in the garage, pur- ported to be Townsend's). But-be- sides privileges they have respon- D uring the past few months a great many words have been written and spoken about the game program is difficult for many students is that there is no concrete reward. In our academic classes, our reward is a lege, and because of these past spiri- tual experiences, he was able to pull from them to decide on becoming an cially in the Wednesday night service, then they will receive an intellectual reward. But this reward is still abstract. sibilities. Every member of the form of football. Although this game has good grade. On the athletic fields, the Episcopalian. That is one reason why We will never be able to receive an "A" is a vestryman. They are expected been examined from many angles, reward is a great goal. For those who the school offers confirmation classes. in Chapel thought. For some, rewards to keep order in the East dorm at one fact which has been almost walk down the chapel steps fully un- Why then, do we have to go to are received aesthetically speaking. night, besides setting examples to completely overlooked is that of derstanding and appreciating why they chapel? Mr. Kunz explained that, just The hymns and the beauty of the the lower formers in various ways. cheerleading. At St. Andrew's it is are there, they receive a spiritual re- like we have to go to math class, we chapel service often have a soothing We sincerely hope that these gifts the duty of the Fourth Form to ward, and are satisfied. But for many, must go to chapel. It is a requirement influence. Or perhaps, as 200 voices are not taken away, for we too, per- choose a group of its members to a reward cannot be found, as it is lost of the school, as it fulfills one of the turns into one, the chapel service pro- haps, shall enjoy them someday. be cheerleaders. either in the atmosphere of the Chapel, three parts of the student; academics, vides the reward of community. The functions of this group are or their understanding of Christianity. athletics and the spiritual life. What Everybody is at a different point in not so simple as they may seem to For one student who is quite religious one gets out of chapel is really a ques- their spiritual journey. Some haven't Snowfall the casual observer. Each step of a at home, she finds the atmosphere here tion of attitude. Every student is free begun, and never really plan to. They From THE CARDINAL - MARCH 16, 1934 particular cheer is memorized and "forced" and hard to relate to. At home, to "put themselves to sleep" during the are satisfied with their lives, and are practiced as carefully as a quarter- she finds that although her church ser- service. But for those who feel like fulfilled perhaps through their academ- A series of snowfalls beginning with that of the thirteenth of Feb., has kept the school blanketed back memorizes and practices a hand-off. In running a pep rally, the group has a great deal of organiza- vice includes adults as well, she ap- preciates it because she willingly goes to the service, and perhaps her mind they will eventually choose what spiri- tual path they will take, there is some- thing to learn from chapel. When a ics or sports. Others have fully devoted themselves to Christianity. And others have received doses of many religions, up to the present time. These snow- tion to take care of and often starts is more open and available to religious spiritual realization finally arrives for and are still deciding which one is falls, reaching a depth of almost a this work weeks before the rally is input when she goes. Even one teacher someone, whether it be now or in 20 right. The intent of the St. Andrew's foot, are a rare occurrence in Dela- scheduled. The band must be con- who was quite religious found it hard years, that person will be able to draw Chapel program is to expose, offer and ware. They caused several semi- tacted and asked to play, coaches to go to chapel, because they felt that from their spiritual experience in recommend Christianity, and although tragic and amusing incidents dur- and team captains must be asked to with so people in the room grudgingly chapel at St. Andrew's. the Chapel requirement makes it seem ing their long stay in this vicinity. appear, smudge pots must be located standing up and sitting down, how In many ways, chapel is an aca- like we are being force-fed Christian- While attempting to make its way and made ready to light, a schedule could one attain a truly spiritual atmo- demic enigma. St. Andrew's immerses ity, we really have the option of doing to Townsend, the school truck got must be drawn up, and many other sphere? Thus, even those who might its students in an academic life; we whatever we would like. For those stu- stuck in a snow drift, which in some details must be attended to. have found a spiritual reward at home travel from class to class in which we dents who chose St. Andrew's on a places reached the depth of five feet. This year we have had a thor- have trouble finding that reward here. search, analyze and critique. But when purely academic basis, they can si- That afternoon, a large group of oughly competent cheerleading In order to gain a more accurate we reach the chapel steps, our voice lently slip down the chapel stairs, wait- boys was detailed to help get the group headed by Jerry Cummin and understanding of the Religious pro- joins together with two hundred oth- ing for the occasional speaker who will truck out of the drift. As he was composed of Walter Liefeld, Ian gram at St. Andrew's, I spoke to Mr. ers and the only channel for discus- enlighten and awaken their thoughts. helping to push the truck, Loring Maclnnes, Peter Fish, Bill Barnett, Kunz. He told me about how his job is sion is within our heads. Chapel is an For those who have already chosen Batten fell and had leg and arm run and Tim Ralston. They have done a to expose the students to the spiritual extreme to our usual pace. It is not as their spiritual path, they are free to over. He was rushed to Middletown good job and deserve the highest riches of Christianity so that whenever separate as athletics, so its attachment become immersed in the Chapel ser- by Mr. Cooper only to discover that praise. — By Jim Speer they reach the point in their lives when to the academic program is assumed. vice. The choice, although it may not they wish to decide who they are spiri- But is there a way we can form a truly seem like it, is ours. 6. THE CARDINAL • F E B R U A R Y 1 9 9 6 Positively Riv- The History eting: What the Faculty Coming Events Review: Ml submissions Do When Arts Weekend are due to Mr. We're Not May 11 - 12 Around Bates on Mon- Dance Weekend BY EMILY JENSEN '96 May 25 - 26 day, April 1. I t was a chilly night and I was ex- hausted. I had just left from baby- Awards Night sitting for the Roaches and I was eager to get home and begin my May 29th Trudging 101 Thanksgiving vacation. I jumped in my Continued from Page 1 car, switched on the heat and prepared Commencement utes. That is enough time for some fac- for the 20-minute drive home. Turn- ing my car around, I nearly ran over May 30 ulty member to wonder why his/her Murphy (dog of the Brides) who was student is so late, take his/her name laying in the middle of the road. Just down and decide that this student shall then some commotion from the student most definitely receive marks for how center caught my attention. could they even dream of missing my Expecting to see an empty building class? I mean, they know I give marks and a lonesome campus, my eyes saw if they're one minute late, so why do something else—not a quiet, dark stu- they want twice the marks for being dent center, but a party! The big screen TV was blasting, the ping-pong table was being used, a hot game of foozball Public vs. Private? twice as late? Upon receiving marks, that student would be closer to getting U conduct was in motion, and the pool table was surrounded by people playing and Two Students: A Day in the Life and bringing the form average down. Keep in mind that this may happen to watching the game. The sounds ema- BY ANGELICA WILLIAMS '97 & MEG ALEXANDER '97 Interview by Meg Alexander more than one student simultaneously, w nating from the student center were so then several students would be joyful and loud! e decided to compare the schedules of a student attending public high school at Caesar Rodney and a closer to receiving U conduct, mak- When I searched to see who could student attending St. Andrew's. Both students are Junior girls who have similar grade point averages ing several (we'll just say all four) possibly be having the party, I saw no and play active roles in their communities. We wanted to give an objective comparison of both worlds. forms' marks average go down, mak- one other than our own faculty! The ing the entire student body look like a math department, various members of An average Caesar day An average St. Andrew's day bunch of slackers that have no care for the language department, history de- that thing called responsibility. None partment, and even a few members of 8:00 a.m. Picking up a friend on her way to school. Walking across the gully to a first period class. whatsoever. the English department (maybe that's Faculty and some students may ask, why it takes so long to get our papers would people really study if such a back). 8:20 a.m. Taking attendance in homeroom. Having an analytical discussion in English class. place was provided? Look at it this 1 honked my horn and nobody even way. As of now, students are allowed noticed; though it was no wonder be- to study in the Main Common Room, cause I could hear the TV from inside 10:30 a.m. In 3rd period Accounting class. Checking mail box or waiting in line to debit a Coke. the Library, the Pit, Mail Room, and my car! I drove by slowly and peered even the Student Center, with the into the already foggy windows. I was temptations of a big ole' T.V., pool amazed! I guess I figured the faculty 12:30 p.m. Buying the cafeteria lunch for Mouthing to a friend across dining hall only to spill table, and Fusball (foosball?). If they do what I do the second I get home— a $1.10, while chatting to a friend. tomato sauce on skirt. can trust us with that, surely they can take a nap and spend time with family. trust the student body with a similar Instead of staying home or going type area in the "new" building. Of out, faculty do what we would do at 2:55 p.m. School is out so its off to the parking lot Taking a nap during a free eighth period, course, a request such as this can't be school if we had the chance. They hang to talk with friends and drive home. fulfilled overnight. I mean, the new in the student center and party it up— additions to Amos Hall were supposed music, dancing and all! to be completed when we came back Last year while baby-sitting for the 4:00 p.m. Driving over to boyfriend's house At theater rehearsal. from our summer vacation and it re- first faculty party of the school year, I after watching General Hospital. quired another half a year before it fi- heard rumors of certain faculty mem- nally got "completed." (Why do they bers leading naked brigades down to still have those pieces of wood cover- the pond and various other things. I 6:30 p.m. Having dinner with family. Eating cinnamon toast, crackers, and pickles ing up the slots in the wall where glass guess the faculty are as human as we while wondering what other frozen yogurt should probably be?) are, if not even crazier. And Mr. Bride, flavors ARA will come up with. A request such as this one may not you need to work on your backhand even be considered. And if considered, for your ping-pong game! 7:30 p.m. Begin homework. Check in for study hall, begin working. may not be acted upon for years to come. However, until that day, be it a few months or a few years, the entire 8:45 p.m. Finished work, time to watch TV Finished English, go to computer lab to do Spanish student body will trudge their way and talk on the phone. paper after checking out with the senior on duty. through wind, mud, rain, sleet, snow, The Andrean: hail, and lightning and thunder (all at the same time, of course) to broaden All artwork and 10:45 p.m. Go to bed. Begin Western Civ. reading after procrastinating with friends for an hour. and enlighten their minds. And trudge their way back to Founders' Hall for break. And trudge back to Amos Hall submissions 11:30 p.m. Still asleep. Take a break till 12:30, then start studying for to once again broaden and enlighten math test. their minds. And trudge back to Founders' Hall for lunch. And trudge are due to Mr. 1:30 a.m. Still sleeping. Finish Physics and finally fall asleep. back to Amos Hall to learn something, but they don't know what because by Rue on Mon- As you can see there are pros and cons about living in both of these worlds. We concluded that one way of life is this time they're tired of trudging and can't concentrate and really wished not better than the other. Though St. Andrew's may provide an academic advantage, by staying at home and going there was someplace inside Amos Hall day, April 1. to public school a student is able to have dinner with her family and get a good nights sleep. Different people they could go to during break or their prefer different lifestyles. Thus we cannot judge one way of life as being better than another. free periods so that such trudging would cease to exist. Carfrtnal S T . A N D R E W ' S S C H O O L • M I D D L E T O W N , D E L A W A R E - VOL. LXIV, N O . 2 • F A L L 1 9 9 6 The Internet @ St. Andrew's up basic protocols, such as telnet. Many of these pro- A Reason To BY TYLER C. RAYNER sources. With qualities like these, the Internet obviously tocols are still in use today. Before long, independent Argue With T he mid-nineties have been marked by the has the potential to be an immeasurably important Internet service providers, such as PSI and EarthLink My Parents technological revolution of resource for an environment began appearing. These BY SIMON SADDLETON '97 the Internet. Now a house- such as St. Andrew's. As companies provided hold word, the Internet con- nects the world in ways which people had been un- with all good things, how- ever, there are considerable risks involved. Internet access to compa- nies, and the revolution be- gan. Companies saw the I n the description of Ad- vanced American His- tory you will learn that it "is able to experience before. The Internet is essentially Internet as an enormous a topically arranged course E-mail can move across a world-wide, sprawling, opportunity to increase ef- for students who have the continents in seconds for uncontrolled network made ficiency, and the Internet American History survey free, while traditional up of various disorganized grew at an alarming rate. requirement." But if you ask "snail-mail", i.e. the Postal connections. It was started Today, virtually all major me, I'll tell you that Ad- Service or UPS, takes about by the federal government, companies use the Internet vanced American is the rea- 2 days, and is comparatively and was used for e-mail and as an essential tool for com- son that I can now argue expensive. The World Wide file transfers. The Internet munications, information, with my parents about the Web, developed in the early was then discovered by and advertising. The presidential election. nineties by Apple Com- NCSA (the National Center Internet is currently devoid Mr. Bates said he offered puter, Dow Jones, and for Supercomputing Appli- of a central controlling this new class during an CERN, is an efficient sys- cations) at the University of body. This is how it differs election year so that stu- tem which could effectively Illinois at Urbana- from major online services, dents could study a presi- replace catalogs, brochures, Champaign. NCSA began such as America Online, dential campaign while it phone books, and reference using the Internet, and set Continued on Page 4, Col. 2 was happening. Throughout the fall we've taken a closer look at the election process, Lawn year and seems the game of choice for many freshman From Love the major presidential con- tenders and third parties. Sports who delight in the challenge of flinging footwear at (usu- Potion #9 to Two members of the Re- form party came to speak to BY PHIL COLEMAN '97 ally) inanimate objects. us. Although we were a bit And of course there are Catch 22 suspicious of their stance on a few issues, the speakers I t's 6:30, dinner is over and for a full 60 minutes hordes of Saint Andreans the frisbee diehards who have effectively created a cult (clan?) dedicated to An InverviewWith Mr. Speers presented different views than just those of Republi- have nothing do. Now of worshipping a 175 gram BY ALLI BRAYTON '97 cans or Democrats. course you could catch up round piece of plastic. In November, Mr. Bates on work or retire to your room to practice "Dueling Banjos" to perfection, or When springtime rolls around again the volleyball net will be put back up and S itting on the leather couch in his office, I listened to Mr. Speers talk will take both sections of the class to Connecticut for the Yale Model Congress. you could hit the lawn. we will see who will replace about his sabbatical. No For the event, each student As you exit Founders Mark Mazzocco as the speech this time, no paper has to prepare a bill, present Hall you enter an atmo- reigning "huge guy who can in front of him, but still the it and then hope it will pass sphere where construction reach over the net and bat gentle rolling voice and the the House. and informal activities live balls down guy but is never slight nostalgia as he spoke Advanced American has in happy symbiosis. This criticized for the action due about how he spent his year forced me to formulate my fall the games have begun to his size." away from St. Andrew's. own opinions, and I now again. There will always be spo- Wanting to spend the find myself more prone to The only conspicuously radic games of hackey-sack year in his newly-finished arguing politics with any- missing activity is the semi- as well as the ever popular home in New Hampshire in one who broaches the sub- sadistic game of roof ball in flip over the canoe and a "town which makes ject. In class we hear both which the winner is the sole scream game. Middletown look like New sides of the issues and then person to go home without But whatever your game, York City . . . which has a we decide what we think. I bruised hindquarters. despite its unorganized one-aisle grocery store that feel this is the most valuable Shoe golf has revitalized quality or rarity, it can be makes Cumberland Farms skill I will take away from itself after an offseason last executed on the front lawn. Continued on Page 3, Col. 1 the class. • THE CARDINAL • F A L L 1996 athletic department, par- Talking With ticularly the women's, Mr. Music Review: Mr. O'Brien O'Brien said. Field hockey has always been strong, and Ani Difranco DILATE BY HOLLY FLING women's crew has greatly improved through the years. BY KATY WAFLE '97 Well, Pm sitting here in Mr. DeSalvo's classroom W hen I got to Mr. O'Brien's office, paper and pen in hand, I Football, wrestling, men's soccer, tennis and lacrosse have always been competi- listening to the new Ani Difranco CD. I must say noticed a small piece of pa- tive. The addition of the that her lyrics are a refreshing alternative to the "al- per on his door that read: swimming pool provided ternative" and extremely cliche Alanis Morisette. Yet, "Holly Fling, I am outside another endurance sport. they still posses that same "I am woman hear me in my backyard correcting The student faculty rela- roar" quality. The difference between Alanis and Ani papers. Come on over!" tionship today is as "posi- is that AnFs lyrics are actually creative. I'm sorry, Although I had told Mr. tive and friendly as it has but there is nothing ironic about Alanis except the O'Brien that I wanted to ever been," said Mr. fact that she thinks she's being daring when in fact know about his first year, I O'Brien, adding that the she just repeating phrases we've all heard before, had not prepared many faculty at St. Andrew's are O.K. enough Alanis bashing. Ani Difranco's lyrics I questions; I simply wanted superb. He shies away from think are especially relevant to the lives of St. to talk with him. And as I individual praise because he Andrew's females. Just reading through the little approached him, I glimpsed says that each and every a sheet of paper filled with teacher would need to be comments that he had writ- mentioned. The admissions "Ani Difranco's lyrics I think ten, which made the inter- and alumni programs have view a lot easier for me. greatly helped the school, are especially relevent to the Discussing many of the but it is the faculty that lives of St. Andrew's females." changes that St. Andrew's shapes St. Andrew's. "I has undergone during his would put them up against time here, not once did Mr. anyone in the country," he booklet that comes inside the CD case, I feel like O'Brien give credit to him- said proudly. she's describing my life, or lack thereof. self. "This school was good I asked Mr. Austin to You know, the more I listen to this CD, the more I when I arrived and a lot of comment on his feelings realize that the lyrics are the only good thing about people have helped to make about Mr. O'Brien when it. Most of the songs have a nice basic beat or rhythm, it a better school," he said. Austin was a student. "Mr. but the music seems to be extremely repetitious. Her Mr. O'Brien arrived in O'Brien was my eighth voice has a nice, slightly rough tone to it, but at times July of 1977, a year at grade sacred studying she kind of screams and quite honestly, I find it which Mr. Cheban, Mr. teacher," Mr. Austin said, slightly annoying. Colburn, Mr. Liefeld, Mrs. "and he was frequently on So, what am I saying here? Well, if you like "al- Mein, and Mr. Walker were corridor telling us to behave ternative rock," (for lack of a less obnoxious word), all teachers. The faculty was (not me of course, I was a if you like lyrics which are genuinely bold, this could older than it is today, and skateboarding, soccer- very easily be the next CD to add to your collection. there was only one faculty thinking angel). Ani has definitely hit it right in that she can appeal child on campus that was When I got here, St. to both the "punk" music lovers and the Tori Amos under ten years old, com- Andrew's was a fairly rough set. But, if you are picky, like me, and you need a pared to today's 20. sort of school. Over the CD which is musically complex, and layered, this The school was mostly years, Mr. O'Brien has might not be the thing for you. boys (only 60 girls) and transformed the educational P.S. If I've totally confused you, you can borrow there was no place for them and residential culture, the CD from Page Rockwell or Meredith Blake. to "mingle." One of Mr. making it a much more O'Brien's first accomplish- friendly school, particularly ments was creating the stu- for students who did not fit The Cardinalis a student-run newspaper published twice a year dent center, from an old ga- the jock/athlete model. And (fall and spring) for the students and friends of St Andrew's rage, to save money. Gaul he has empowered the stu- School. Typesetting, layout and production are done at the School West and East and the North dents by trusting them with using a PowerMacintosh 7100/80AV, Apple LaserWriter Select Dorm were soon added. more responsibility. St. 360, and PageMaker software. Most students took only Andrew's is much less rule- Managing Editors: Alexandra Cox '97, Tonette Williams *97 and four majors each year. Mr. bound now. (I was restricted Meredith Blake'97 Colburn taught every chem- to campus for three years, istry and physics class. Art essentially because my pil- Layout Editor: JoAnn Fairchild was not a requirement back low wasn't properly Contrtwting Writers: Alii Brayton '97,- Phil Coleman '97, Holly then, which Mr. O'Brien fluffed.) Mr. O'Brien, more Fling '97, Liz Laffitte '97, Tyler Rayner '97, Simon Saddleton thought was a large defect, than any other individual, is '97, Laya White '97, Katy Wafle '97, and Angelica Williams '97 so he created an art studio. responsible for the many Editorial Consultants: JoAnn Fairchild, Terence Gilheany One of the greatest im- changes that have made provements for SAS is the this school what it is." THE CARDINAL • F A L L 1 9 9 6 • Baum, it became evident Bow-Legged that St. Andrew's students Mr. Baum also used food as a means of obtaining pro- played football, wrestled, and was in plays. The main today share the same basic Macaroons & sentiments as those of the tection from the rival gang. Within St. Andrew's forms common room served as their stage. first graduating class. For Mr. Baum example, food was a major were two rival gangs; Mr. Baum was a member of the They went to chapel on Wednesday, too. However, BY ANGELICA WILLIAMS focal point of their lives, as Bow-Legged Macaroons, they also went every other AND ELIZABETH LAFFITTE it is now. However, modern- headed by Jerry Niles, an day of the week but Satur- day students do not have to older student. Food served day. What is now the tem- M r. Baum/formerly known as a St. Andrew's Viking and Bow- suffer three sit down meals a day. Instead of Wendy's and Taco Bell's trips to es- as a bribery to be protected within one group. Mr. Baum revealed a fact porary library was once the chapel. The altar was by the south wall so that no one Legged Macaroon, first cape chicken, they had that certainly would give could ever slip in late with- came to St. Andrew's in Harry Kepriote's ham- much delight to Mr. out getting noticed. September of 1930. The burger store in Middletown Colburn. In the spring of When Mr. Baum returned grass had just been seeded; to escape cold spinach sand- 1931, there was no (gasp!) as an English teacher, he St. Andrew's School was wiches. Similar to our eat- crew team. However, the shared with the school the entering its first year. Com- ing competitions over deli- school soon saw the errors love of learning it had once ing as an eighth grader, he cacies not within our com- in its ways; the next year instilled in him. His com- had no idea that his five year munity (such as tacos or baseball had competition. ments revealed that though career as a student here meat at fast-food restau- At first they had club crew. St. Andrew's has changed in would be followed by 30 rants), they competed to see The two clubs were the Vi- many ways, the basic hu- more years as a teacher. who could eat the most po- kings and the Achaens. Mr. man spirit of the students Through talking with Mr. tatoes, etc. Baum was a Viking. He also remains the same. Mr. Speers the wall of unknown faces, right?): they are "just as to his enjoyment of his with color vanishing from passionate." But, because "year off." Continued from Page 1 my cheeks, I slowly forced he didn't live on campus, he He recalls the periods on look like Acme," but not an ounce of caffeine be- didn't coach and didn't see Monday and Friday where wanting to simply withdraw tween my parched lips, the students after hours at for 45 minutes the school from teaching and spend a swallowed, prayed it would all, and as a result, feels that would gather and watch as year sitting and reading, Mr. go down and stay down, and he lacked the personal rela- their peers put on skits or Speers sought a teaching prepared to start class." tionships which he has here mini-exhibitions. Every two position at the local public He found, despite his ap- at St. Andrew's. weeks the music instructor high school. But was de- prehension, that Holderness The school itself was very would teach the school a nied. was very accepting of him. similar. Same number of song—much like our My obvious expression Wednesday night hymn of disbelief caused him to sing but instead of a explain that because he At Holderness. . . the music Gregorian chant, they wasn't certified, he was for- learned "Love Potion #9" bidden by law to teach in a instructor would teach the school a and "Sweet Baby James." public school. From there song —much like our Wednesday Wanting to return to St. he continued his search and Andrew's, yet wishing he lighted upon Holderness - a night hymn sing but instead of a could indulge again in the school 25 minutes from his "pure silliness" which he home- a school at which he Gregorian chant, they learned Love experienced at these assem- was offered a job to-teach Potion #9 and Sweet Baby James. blies, in the ample time he and just teach. This, he felt, had to spend with his boys fit in perfectly with what he and with his wife, in the in- wanted to do. Although "each [faculty students, same family style volvement in town life, in Although this year long member] was a walking meals, same type of affilia- the time he spent relaxing career at Holderness Patagonia and Nike com- tion with religion, beautiful in his beautiful home of seemed to meet his criteria, mercial, whose mere cloth- campus, you know the drill. which a framed, resplen- Mr. Speers clearly conveyed ing and gear seemed to say But its location in the White dent picture sits on a table his anxiety about new be- "Just do it, you lazy bum," Mountains distinguished it in his office, he admits that ginnings in his chapel talk, he found them very wel- from St. Andrew's. I could he was "sorry to see [his almost too clearly: coming, and says that he has tell that Mr. Speers missed sabbatical] end." He hesi- "Suddenly, terror gripped met some people with the vast and foreboding wil- tated, his words hanging in my stomach; the inner lin- whom he hopes to keep in derness of New Hampshire the stale air of his office, ing of my mouth drained touch for quite some time. where Holderness students and the classical music from dry; I could already taste the The students themselves he and faculty relish the "hike the radio on his windowsill raspberry yogurt and muf- compares to the students at up Mt. Washington on Sun- permeating the pause. He fin breakfast erupting back St. Andrew's (in that case, day morning." And its more described his return as "a up my throat. Staring out at they must be wonderful, relaxed atmosphere added Catch 22—a nice one." 4. THE CARDINAL • F A L L 1996 Internet boarding schools across the Continued from Page 1 country, students have di- rect LAN (local area net- Facing A World Stacked CompuServe, and Prodigy. This is also why the Internet work) and Internet access in their rooms. This would Against Them: Girlstown BY LAYA D. WHTFE >97 is so difficult to control. clearly be an enormous ad- In the media, the Internet vancement in the techno- The movie Girlstown attempts to show what happens is very often depicted as a logical aspect of St. to girls when too many tragedies are heaped on their dangerous, corrupting con- Andrew's, but network in- heads by a culture that wants to pigeon-hole them into spiracy of criminals and stallation within rooms cur- traditional female roles. It features four friends, all anarchists. Although this rently seems impractical. seniors in high school, each with a different lifestyle. image has permeated the According to Mr. Nikki, who opens the movie, is the "strong silent type." minds of many parents, it is Stegeman, the main reason She is black, with chin-length dreadlocks, a gift for greatly exaggerated. The for this is Founder's Hall. writing, and an acceptance to Princeton in the fall. vast majority of the The building is nearly 70 Patti, a white mother of one by an abusive and chau- years old, and its structure vinistic former boyfriend, is the only girl who takes is not well-suited for mod- metal shop, hoping to become a mechanic so she can In the media, the ern wiring. In addition to support her son. Emma, an aspiring journalist, has been this stumbling block, the accepted to Columbia and is an intern at a local news- Internet is very often faculty is also concerned paper with Nikki, Angela, who presents herself as the depicted as a danger- that the Internet would, if most confident and unafraid member of the group, has ous, corrupting con- each student had a personal no clear direction except up. She simply wants to suc- connection, be more of a ceed, no matter what she <ioes. spiracy of criminals distraction than an aid. These friends, despite their differences in race and and anarchists. Mr. Stegeman believes class, form a bond in surviving their senior year as that the most useful feature outcasts in their school. They are "the freaks" of the Internet's countless re- of the Internet for both fac- school, or more correctly those who refuse to operate sources are totally innocu- ulty and students will be e- by the status quo. These girls smoke marijuana and ous. However, just as the mail, followed by the World cigarettes regularly (rather than occasionally, as the Internet makes it much Wide Web, followed by "popular" people do) and dress in trendy clothes. easier to retrieve data relat- Usenet. He does not see an An unthinkable tragedy strengthens their bond. And ing to harmless topics, it immediate need for the rather than seeking outside help or allowing them- also makes it easier to ex- Internet's other less-used selves to crumble under their burdens, these girls de- change illegal data. This protocols, such as IRC cide to fight back,The girls' drive and determination, danger has to be considered, (Internet Relay Chat) and as well as their methods, separate Girlstown from most because it could create a Telnet. Students could use other "female movies." number of problems in a e-mail to communicate with Those looking for a reason to discredit this movie largely secluded commu- parents, friends, and col- as an honest portrayal of young females will point to nity such as St. Andrew's. leges quickly and without the extreme measures the girls take to retaliate. The Adam Stegeman, chair of cost. With the World Wide girls commit vandalism, theft and assault among other the St. Andrew's Computer Web, students could get fac- criminal acts in their everyday lives. But I would ar- Department, says that the tual information on any gue that, rather than looking at Girlstown as a com- school is concerned with number of topics or visit the pletely realistic portrayal of modern girls, one can look software piracy at St. home pages of colleges and at it as the dream of every girl who has ever been raped, Andrew's, but he does not companies. With Usenet, beaten, assaulted, or harassed. I mean, wouldn'tit be believe that it will be a ma- students could post mes- therapeutic to crash in the car window of a known jor problem. In an effort to sages on topic-related rapist with a cinder block? prevent illegal activities, a groups. These three areas of Girlstown highlights the attitude that society tends monitoring program, such the Internet each has the po- to take towards girls who reject traditional roles and as SurfWatch will be in- tential to be a very useful the backlash of the girls* anger. For instance, the girls stalled on the computers. tool for both students and are ostracized and condemned for their behavior by This program will restrict faculty at St. Andrew's. other girls, Angela's mother, and by Emma's boy- World Wide Web access by The Internet will prob- friend. No one understands what exactly prompts blocking transmission of ably be fully operational at seemingly normal andintelligent girls to resort to vio- any web pages with obscene St. Andrews by late Octo- lence and crime to solve their problems. The movie content. File transfers will ber. Hopefully, students will uses the girls' outcast status to justify their actions, also be monitored in an ef- begin to use it soon after it but meir frustration can be applied to most women. I fort to prevent the sending is functioning. Generally, think that Girlstown can be a warning rather than an and/or receiving of "warez" students and faculty who example. (pirated software). But most are knowledgeable about Each girl has an experience that tries to push them of all, the administration is the Internet will teach those into the background; a person who tries to force them relying on the discretion of who have not had any ex- to accept their lot as "the way things are," So these the students when using the perience. The Internet girls take extreme measures to demonstrate what could Internet. should be useful and enjoy- happen when women, forced to be what they are not, In many colleges and able to our community. have had enough.