BY AND FOR THE STUDENTS OF HOBART AND WILLIAM SMITH COLLEGES HERALD the ISSUE 23 April 26, 2002 VOLUME CXXV This Week: Turmoil in the Psych. Moving Up & News 2 Department Stirs Moving On Fisher Center Student Emotions Takes on Hip Hop Liz Kenney tion placed on the five courses of- News Contributor fered by Bayer is that only one of these five courses taken will contrib- H obart and William Smith is ute to a psychology major. If a stu- Op-Ed 4 an institution that claims it values diversity, gender dent opts to take more than one course, it will be viewed as an elec- awareness, and a liberal arts educa- tive Women’s Studies course. This tion. However, recent actions con- includes the very intensive research Moving Up Day vs. cerning the treatment of Women’s lab she offers that will not be cred- Charter Day Studies professor Betty Bayer sug- ited as a lab. gest otherwise. Professor Jeff Greenspon, the Recently, Betty Bayer was offered chair of the Psych department, was the opportunity to transfer from the contacted for this article but declined A&E 6 Psychology Department to to comment on the situa- the Women’s The stipulation placed on the five tion. Studies De- Undoubt- The Band is THE partment. She courses offered by Bayer is that only edly, these Seniors (L to R) Colleen Allen, Molly Etherington, Sara Holden, and Band to Listen To accepted, but one of these five courses taken will regulations Erin Rucker carried the ceremonial laurel as the walked from the only under the will deter stu- contribute to a psychology major. William Smith Circle to the Melly lawn for this year’s Moving Up day. impression dents inter- This marked a change in tradition from past Moving Up Days that that her ested in femi- If a student opts to take more than would start at Smith Green and “move up” to the William Smith Circle. Sports 8 c o u r s e s would be one course, it will be viewed as an nist psychol- ogy from The day ended with the William Smith Seniors passing the laurel to the Juniors as the next generation of graduating women looked to move up cross-listed pursuing between the elective Women’s Studies course. this concen- and out into the real world. photo by Alicia Sands Sports Around two concen- tration and Campus trations; that the only change would be her new all that Bayer has to offer her students. More im- The End of Folk Fest? status as a women’s studies profes- portantly, it discourages students Colleen Boland get Allocations Committee (BAC) Index sor. This cross listing has been de- nied and stands as the basis for the from identifying feminist psychology as a valid discipline. News Contributor will overlook the 600 plus student T his past Saturday many of signatures and deny FF their bud- controversy currently surrounding The provost’s office was unavail- you attended the Spring get. I understand that BAC has a Bayer, which has motivated her dedi- able for an interview during the writ- Fling for some fun, sun, mu- difficult task in distributing money News 1-2 cated students and advisees to take ing of this article but did release the sic, and food. Now imagine that on to all student activities; however the action. HWS constantly promotes following statement, “Professor a much larger scale. Picture this: committee has made a minimal effort interdisciplinary studies. Why differ- Betty Bayer had requested a trans- Op/Ed 3-5 entiate between departments? fer from the Department of Psychol- vendors selling jewelry and clothes, to recognize the purpose of FF. taro card readers, henna tattoos, and The co-chairs of FF were notified The Psychology Department de- ogy to the Women’s Studies Program yummy food vendors all jamming out early that their event was the most Arts & 6 termines which courses count to- and the Colleges authorized this to some reggae, punk, funk, and soul- controversial to the BAC. As a re- wards a psychology major. They transfer effective January 1, 2002. Entertainment claim that, since psychology is a dis- She remains a valued, tenured mem- infused bands. Sounds cool, right? sult, the FF committee worked ex- Well those are the very things that tremely hard to fix problems, involve ciplinary course of study, it cannot ber of the Colleges’ faculty.” the committee members of Folk Fes- the entire campus, receive feedback, Sports 7-8 include these interdisciplinary “On one hand we (HWS) say that tival (FF) have been working towards and reduce our budget. The major courses. However, for the past ten we value gender studies here, but this semester. problems being attacked were get- years all of Bayer’s feminist and so- then they treat certain classes dif- As I write this article now, I am ting more vendors and better pub- cial psychology classes have been ferently. The Psychology Depart- unsure if FF will even happen this licity. We want student involvement cross-listed between Psychology ment is not recognizing feminist psy- and Women’s Studies. The stipula- CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 September. I believe that the Bud- CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 2 The Herald News April 26, 2002 Students React to Trouble Hip Hop & Masculinity for in the Psych. Department CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 my sophomore year. She has had the the Last Fisher Center single greatest influence on my col- Liz Kenney ises success through hard work, de- However, his point did not ring chology,” claims Bayer emphatically. lege career and is the reason I am a News Contributor termination, and taking advantage of clear until he showed two video clips Since these actions have oc- psychology major. Because I am a T he Fisher Center Lecture Se opportunities. Hip-hop has caught that truly relate hip-hop and our capi- curred, a group of five seniors and psychology and women studies ries ended the year with a the wave of this emerging free mar- talist society. The first was a dramatic advisees of Betty Bayer, including double major, had I been junior and bang. Last Wednesday popu- ket. speech by Ben Affleck in the movie Liz Dedrick, Lindsay Dolgos, Kathy could only pursue one of them, I lar culture expert Christopher Smith “Hip-hop culture is a metaphor for Boiler Room showing the tenacity Fernandez, Sara Lowengard, and would have chosen Women’s Stud- addressed a standing-room-only questioning the American Dream of businessmen and their willingness Catriona Stevenson, have stepped ies because of Betty Bayer,” claims crowd in the Geneva Room to myth of mobility,” alleged Smith. to forfeit everything for money. This up as advocates of Bayer and her Dolgos. present his talk “Hip-Hop, Gender, He claims that, like corporations, was followed by the music video significance in the Psychology and Should students be forced to and the American Dream.” He used artists utilize hate as a price to pay to “You Can Hate Me Now” by Nas and Women’s Studies Departments. choose between their passions? the popularity of hip-hop to relate get wealthy, as a vehicle for upward P. Diddy, which emits the same mes- In a letter presented to the admin- Many psychology students are issues of masculinity and capitalism mobility. However, hip-hop artists sage. istration, they stated, “She (Bayer) not aware of these changes in cur- within our society. also use their music to discuss The audience was extremely re- has been the single most influential riculum. Due to faculty autonomy, “Hip-hop is the only form of pop multicultural concerns, the quality of ceptive to Smith’s topic. Most likely person in our college experiences the Psychology Department is al- culture coming out of America, com- life, fears, and social community. due to its relevance and the effect and educations. We feel that the lowed to decide what is and is not ing out of our hyper-driven capital- The transition from the “gangster hip-hop has had on our generation. moves being made currently by the included in its curriculum and is us- ist culture,” stated Smith. rap” of the early nineties to the “cor- “It was an interesting angle in Psychology Department and Admin- ing this freedom to exclude Bayer’s Smith takes the stance that hip- porate rap” of the late nineties sym- addressing hip-hop and I’m glad he istration marginalize the incredibly courses. hop is an extension of capitalist so- bolizes the prosperity of our offered hope for the future of this art valuable feminist viewpoint put forth In doing so, the colleges are do- ciety because of the way it encour- economy as well as the growing form with less violent and misogy- by Professor Bayer.” ing many things; limiting the inter- ages upward mobility through pros- wealth creation of young business nistic terms” emphasized Bean Why deprive future psychology disciplinary nature that we strive for, perity. The American dream prom- people. Bowland. majors from this invaluable re- discrediting feminist psychology, source? and the invaluable mentoring of “Betty has been my mentor since Betty Bayer. Folk Festival Fears Budget Cuts The Last Meals CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 the Quad having you sign our peti- tions and answered more questions. was cut-off after another five min- utes, and in the end many issues at HWS, 2002 by clubs participating with games, FF cut costs as much as it possible. were unsolved. Since FF was labeled petitions, selling crafts, and anything We eliminated Friday from the fest, by BAC and SL&L members as con- DINING ROOM LAST MEAL DATE else creative they can think of. Our reduced the number of bands, and troversial, it should have received COMSTOCK DINNER 25-Apr FF board in Scandling center allowed cut other expenses. We carefully more time and attention. Neverthe- passerbyers to leave us sugges- calculated a reasonable budget for a less, many questions could have CELLAR FULL MENU 26-Apr tions. Our meetings were open to weekend-long festival as cheaply as been answered if BAC members were SAGA DINNER 07-May everyone. With the exception of two possible. Since FF is a charity event, more willingly to attend FF meetings CAFÉ 11-May students appearing at one meeting, bands lower their prices to half of and our open forum. only dedicated club members at- what they normally charge. If the I am sadly predicting a BAC vote EXAM TREATS AT THE CAFE tended the rest. Our open forum BAC allocates a smaller budget than against FF. Abolishing FF means an SAT MAY 4TH AT 10:00 night was well publicized with a no- we requested, then the fest is in dan- end to a 27-year old, student-run or- SUN MAY 5TH AT 10:00 ticeable tie-dyed sheet and colorful ger of extinction. ganization, an all-campus activity, a MON MAY 6TH AT 10:00 posters. Minus the FF committee, We thoroughly revaluated FF and fundraiser for student clubs, a char- the sole attendee that night was the prepared ourselves for the BAC meet- ity event for local children’s groups, former HSA president who offered ing. After all our efforts, our FF rep- a showcase for emerging musicians, SENIOR 0 DAYS 2 FORMS OF ID REQUIRED impartial yet objective advice. We resentative was unfairly allotted five entertainment for Geneva locals, busi- CAFÉ TUESDAY AT 7:00 UNTIL 10:00 tabled in Scandling, letting people minutes to explain a 48-hour event ness for traveling vendors, and a listen to music and answered ques- that has taken three months to plan. community builder. The colleges will tions. This past week, we invaded The question and answer session surely miss this great tradition. THANK YOU Ian, Ben Kenna, Dave Gordon, Christina, Dane, Ally, Liz Kenney, Michael, & Tex Much Love Always, Best of Luck in the Future! Love, Melly THE HERALD Established 1879 By and for the students Opinion/Editorial of Hobart and William Smith Colleges An Obvious Solution To A Fatal Quandary “Joe.” A “cup of Joe” actually. Millions, these defects can’t be seen? Well, I see Melissa Roberts ‘02 billions, trillions of humans spill coffee down them, and they will be noticed. These Editor-in-Chief their throats with out the slightest inkling of negatives have range; I will start with the a notion that it is having terrible effects on small and build into the large. The first Ian Schlanger ‘02 them and their bodies and their everyday two annoyances are in an oral category. News Editor lives. Foul dragon breath and golden rotting I first examined why people would want teeth. If coffee drinking continues and Dave Gordon ‘02 coffee to be their choice of drink. And be- broadens as a cultural pastime, it will not Photo Editor cause I too was a coffee drinker at one time it belong before the human race consists Benjamin Kenna ‘03 was not difficult for me to collect some rea- solely of toothless people covering their I am not here to profess that I, one measly sons. Coffee, does, indeed, have a good mouth in order to converse face to face. Sports Editor American, can change the world by bring taste. It is delightful when accompanying a And if that would continue to snowball it ing this silent assassin of a predicament into donut, delicious when joining eggs over would not be long that sign-language Carl “Tex” Morgan ‘03 the light nor its solution. But I do feel that the easy, and defeatless when teaming up with a would become our primary dialect. All this and “Dirty” David Diehl ‘05 fore laying proposal could be a crucial ingredi- cigarette. The flavor of coffee is probably would happen, of course, in the result of Opinion/Editorial Editors ent in preserving the existence of our race, the the second most prominent motivation of people avoiding rank coffee breath and human race. And you wouldn’t think that it most coffee drinkers. I would say that the vulgar smile of gums and tongue. Now, Christina Taranto ‘05 would be this everyday habit that seems so main reason for drinking coffee is indubita- hopefully, you are beginning to see my Arts & Entertainment Editor basic that could lead to our demise. But it has bly the caffeine. Caffeine is what gets people truth. If not convinced, I will proceed. not fooled me, and I have the proposition that going before working, or studying, or just The addiction to coffee has the poten- Michael Cabot ‘02 could save the day- and month or year or mil- plain-old waking up. And caffeine, coffee’s tial of being an extremely timely one, espe- Advertising Manager lennia for that matter. got. An Average seven ounce cup of cof- cially an experienced coffee user. It takes As humans we have daily rituals or tenden- fee contains one hundred forty-five milli- more ticks on a clock than most people cies that become second nature because we grams of caffeine. know to drink down a cup of coffee. It has CONTRIBUTORS perform them so regularly. Kind of like brush- That amount will surely get you going. body, its not water for God sakes. And it Liz Kenney ‘05 News Goddess ing your teeth or cracking your knuckles or even But tell me this, is it all worth it is served hot. This trait makes it inevi- Colleen Boland ‘03 News Girl breathing. But it is not these habituals that is people? table for one to have to blow on the coffee Nicole Lemperle ‘03 Op/Ed Savior leading us to a location six feet underground. I say “NO.” Why deal with the repercus- No, No, the grim reaper of which I speak is sions simply for taste and awake. Is it that CONTINUED ON PAGE 5 Alicia Sands ‘05 Photo Princess Jonathan Widmark ‘02 A&E Wunderkind More Estrogen Than an Episode of “The View” SUBMISSION GUIDELINES Shay Fitzpatrick There appears to be an emotional com- can’t I have felt at any Charter Day what ponent at this ceremony that was perhaps I sensed the women of William Smith felt M It is the policy of The Herald as a student-run pub- ore girl-get-a-move-on-with-your- missing from the Hobart counterpart. It at Moving Up Day? lication to inform the community of Hobart and William life music than a Sandra Bullock seems so much more casual. This is not The day that William Smith sets aside Smith Colleges. In keeping with this policy, the Edito- movie called “Hope Floats.” to say that Charter Day activities, like the for these moments of recognition is rial Board wishes to encourage constructive participa- Yes, it’s William Smith College’s annual Benjamin Hale dinner, are lacking in sig- lighthearted and emotional while remain- tion by any member of the Colleges' community. The Moving Up Day, a day reserved for the rec- nificance or sincerity or even lightheart- ing momentous and dignified. It also Editorial Board reserves the right to omit, edit or reject ognition of William Smith women for their edness. Instead, I am suggesting that a seems like a lot of fun. I envy those any material. Deadline for all articles is 5 p.m., Mon- achievements in academics, the arts, leader- difference exists for how the men of Ho- women. day evening preceding the issue. No exceptions will ship, community service, and for their com- bart experience their Charter Day and how Perhaps I am just a wanker who is be made without prior consultation with the Editor-in- mitment to their campus and their commu- the women of William Smith experience failing, miserably, at expressing a feel- Chief. Deadline for all advertising is the Tuesday after- nity. A procession of William Smith students their Moving Up Day. But there is more to ing I felt amongst all those friends on noon prior to publication. makes its way down from the hill towards the it. Friday afternoon, but I know that I am tent, where I am seated with many other stu- In the larger picture, this is a comment not alone in recognizing the difference The Herald’s office complex is located in the base- dents of the colleges, and families of stu- on the socialization of men in our culture. between Hobart’s and William Smith’s ment of Scandling Center on the campus of Hobart and dents. There exists an arbitrary barrier that, I be- days of recognition. William Smith Colleges, Geneva, New York 14456. Ad- I am taken by the decorum of this event, lieve, prevents men from sharing in the sort I think there is much Hobart could dress correspondence to Box SF-92. which is strikingly different from the brandy- of communal, supportive spirit that women learn from William Smith. Letters to the Editor are subject to editing for clarity and-cigars austerity of Charter Day. As the are almost expected to share (I am sure and libel by the Editorial Board. Letters may be sub- ceremony continues, I feel as if I am at this is old news to most of you). I was mitted anonymously ONLY after consultation with the Editor-in-Chief. Letters do not necessarily reflect the somebody’s garden wedding instead of a witness to this distinction in having at- Psychology’s ceremony to honor academic prowess. Mel- tended both Charter Day exercises and opinion of the Editorial Board. Suggested length is 400 words issa Roberts gives a speech and the group of Moving Up Day exercises. At Charter Day, Current State women she is speaking to applaud and laugh there is an unavoidable emphasis on uni- during her address. Two representatives from formity: the men wear similar-looking sport CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4 each class stand at the podium and deliver a coats and sit patiently as if in Sunday It’s All Over... “senior legacy” to the graduating seniors, a little something to remember their time at school, whereas at Moving Up Day, there is a greater feel of individuality: there is situation, the chair of the psychology department, President Gearan, or the mem- HWS by. Then there occurs this “passing of simply more color. The differences be- bers of the Board of Trustees visiting cam- Thanks again! -- M.A.R. the laurel”, a time-honored tradition that in- cites much laughter and picture-taking. tween the two were striking to me, and left me to ponder an important question: why pus this weekend would love to hear your concerns. 4 The Herald OPINION/EDITORIAL April 26, 2002 Is There Racism On Campus? The Current State of %#$*!@ Yeah! And Some Other Things… HWS Psychology lived with one of them. Throughout Adam Sandler.” This lack of under- Liz Dedrick, sues of gender. Yet by moving Betty’s Jennifer Cunningham my time of living with this person standing of other cultures is not some- Kathy Fernandez classes from the psychology depart- things were said to me like “Your hair thing that’s just reserved for the per- Katy Stevenson ment to the women’s studies program, looks like pubic hair” (I have curly son who came up with that comment. not only are her classes being por- T here are so many things that I want to address because of hair)… or “Your hair looks like dookie There have been other people who trayed as lacking psychological con- tent, but the elements of feminist psy- S course I’ve waited ‘til the last (when it was braided).” Another time have felt that they’ve received a suffi- o what does count as psychol I was told to “go pick some cotton.” I cient amount of cultural lessons from ogy here at HWS?! As graduat chology and the psychology of minute to write an article. First I’d like used to tell myself “Oh she’s joking. media personas and they went out and ing students of psychology we women are being eliminated from the to respond to the article featured in psych department altogether. So let’s I’ll just let it slide this time.” To make a started attacking random people who would really like to know exactly what last week’s Herald. The article was en- we have spent the past four years and see, belittle and degrade the work of a titled, “ HWS: It’s Not All Bad” and in long story short there were too many looked like “Arabs” after Sept. 11th. approximately $120,000 doing. After prominent female feminist professor, it Ms. Nicole Lemperle challenged ev- times that this b.s. has occurred. I never There have been people who if they remove feminism and the APA ap- ten years, the psychology department eryone to use the “few weeks left of responded because I felt some ridicu- just learned about the culture that they seems to have suddenly determined proved branch of psych of women this semester to enjoy the school.” lous debt to her for her helping me out fear through something other than just that Professor (tenured, might we add) from our psychology department, im- Continuing with “Want a few reasons before. Do friends make you feel infe- the media, then maybe they wouldn’t Betty Bayer’s classes are not psychol- ply that the women’s studies program to feel proud of your classmates? rior to them? This is not the first time have defaced the doors of Hillel or my ogy after all. So, if it is in fact true that is only deserving of classes that are Check out Moving Up Day this Fri- that I’ve encountered racist acts. Once, friend’s Israeli flag with swastikas. Betty’s classes are not actually psy- unfit for “real” disciplines . . . how day.” I was called a “mutt” by one of my Maybe they meant it to be a joke but chology then it only seems appropri- does this situation facilitate gender residents because of my mixed ances- it’s NOT FUNNY! ate that the colleges offer all the stu- equality and gender awareness??? Well I took this challenge and it has Admittedly, it was ultimately Pro- try. The other day when I was biking I understand that sometimes things dents who have taken these classes failed me. I have never been so disap- fessor Bayer’s choice to switch from home to my cozy off campus home I take a minute to register or it doesn’t for the past ten years a substantial re- pointed in my fellow classmates. Dur- fund. If they fail to do this, perhaps the psychology department to ing the Ceremony, representatives for was followed by the GPD all the way hit you until you return your room or women’s studies. But we have to won- we could file a class action lawsuit the classes were called up to share home. Now what the hell is that? I’m 5 talk to other people who were affected. der how much of a choice it actually against the colleges for false advertis- advice for the underclassmen in the feet tall!!!! I did have a sweater with a To the people that ask, “Why does ing, or for wrongfully misleading us to was. For the past three semesters, her “Class Legacies” segment. The two hoodie on. Hmm... I’m a Black Latina it always have to be a color thing?” I’ll believe we would graduate with an courses mysteriously were not listed women who spoke for the senior class 5ft. tall on bike with a pink hoodie, tell you that its because for me it can’t adept understanding of social psy- in the registration guidebook. Her lab decided that it would be funny to read seems pretty suspicious to me too. be anything else. This isn’t a tan that chology. class last fall was denied psychology off some of the quotes of their quote During the night of “Take Back the will go away this isn’t something that While a cash-back bonus might be lab space. The psychology depart- Night” two stupid boys ran past us people can’t see. Colorblindness is beneficial to us as we prepare to face ment has hired someone else to teach board. When on the topic of “How and took the carnation that we had impossible unless you have a medical the harsh reality of the impoverished social psychology and an additional hard it is to find a man.”… The re- faculty member to teach cultural psy- placed in front of the door of Geneva condition. I will continue to be judged lifestyles of college graduates (who, sponse was something along the lines by the way have built up some major chology (is there really a difference of “If I was in a 3rd world country (you Hall. I tried to retrieve the carnation by it and people will continue to as- debt here), the idea of receiving a re- here?). And these are the offenses we know, without the whole genital muti- but the door was locked. One of them sume certain things about me if I know about. . . So under such condi- fund is absolutely ridiculous. This idea lation thing) my marriage would be ar- that lived in the dorm after reaching DON’T bring up this issue. It’s always is so preposterous, not because HWS tions, would you choose to remain in ranged and I’d have like 5 kids by the his room put on the light, immediately in my face… For example the other day is so tight-fisted and greedily drools the psychology department? time I’m twenty-two.” When I heard grabbing my attention so I went to the I went to the café to get something to at any opportunity to rip us off, but When we did ask administrators this “joke” the first thing I thought was window and told them to “return the drink. I picked up a Green Tea Sobe because Professor Bayer, a known and and Professor Greenspon (head of the NOT FUNNY! As I looked around I carnation.” They proceeded to laugh drink because it is so very yummy and recognized member of the international psych department) about Betty’s became disgusted by the people who and then one of them did the “Hail it has cool drawings of lizards on the psychological community has un- switch from PSY to WMST, they were Hitler” hand motion to me. The other bottle. Then I read the cap. It said doubtedly provided us with knowl- rather tight-lipped due to issues of were laughing around me. After hear- confidentiality. Lest there be any con- women who realized it said nothing “Stop Lizard Profiling.” Now how am I edge and intellectual instruction that ing a speech about “kindness” and fusion, WE DO UNDERSTAND THE and did nothing. This goes into how I supposed to take this? Is this sup- is essential to our understandings of “respect from Dean DeMeis, I look up psychology. Professor Bayer’s social CONCEPT OF CONFIDENTIALITY! to see the people who are supposed think so-called “feminists” in the posed to be funny? Obviously, it’s talk- But exactly what is it about this situa- psychology and psychology of to be examples laughing. Making light United States don’t support women ing about racial profiling. The fact that tion that needs to be hidden from stu- women classes have empowered us of a situation that many women in the of color because “it’s never a part of I can’t get a taxi when I go home to to think critically about the history and dents considering that these decisions 3rd world do not always have a choice the agenda.” But, that’s another article NYC is supposed to be funny because practices within the field of psychol- affect our education?! In this elusive in making. They were also making huge that I will have to save for another day. of assumptions that the cab driver has ogy by encouraging us to examine evasion of our inquiries, all these talk- assumptions. For those of us who One year a friend of mine, one of made about me? I’m not drinking from what counts as psychological knowl- ing heads did assure us that Betty will have traveled to a 3rd world country, his residents wrote, “Chink sucks them until I get a letter of explanation edge and what biases lie behind that remain a valued professor at HWS. Fuck you” on his door and scratched and an apology. I understand Ms. knowledge. Some apparently fear that Well duh! Talk to any number of stu- studied any section of the 3rd world it into the wall next to his door. They Lemperle that you don’t want to hear her classes are poisoned by feminism dents and you’ll undoubtedly find that intensively or who are from 3rd world she will always be a valued and loved thought it would be a nice to touch another complaint about Saga/ or that her classes negate the informa- countries (the ones that I spoke with) tion and knowledge presented within professor as long as she teaches here. there was a questioning of “ Why is then defecate on his door. Our first year Marriott but they should be more care- other branches of psychology on this Regardless of this fact, we feel this is a this funny?” “My first reaction was he received racist death threats from a ful about whom they order their goods slight to her research, work as a pro- campus, but this not the case. Rather, that I was pissed off. After seeing one guy who later on set off “low intensity from. While we’re on this topic…. why she has taught us to reflect critically fessor, and her personally – not to of my best friends (who is from a 3rd explosives outside his door in in the world is there SLIM FAST in the on the material. And isn’t that one of mention a degradation of the work world country) leaving Moving Medbury.” The boy was kicked out café??!?!?!?? With the number of Eat- the goals of this very institution – to we’ve done with her as students! “Down” Day in tears I was pissed off “his sophomore year, supposedly ing Disorder cases on campus why transform students into sophisticated Rather than monopolizing her (and even more. Part of this was because I joined the Marines then came back his would they have that? If Marriott sup- and critical thinkers? now our) time with petty and ridicu- am tired of hearing racial slurs thrown junior year to be placed in the same posedly cared about the health of the Speaking of the goals of this insti- lous obstacles, this institution should dorm as my friend.” students on campus why would they tution, we were under the impression be fully supporting her. Betty repre- at me from one of the speakers and sents the type of professor with which If I haven’t shared enough of the put such an unbecoming product such that HWS is dedicated to examining from seeing other people trying to fig- we should strive to fill all of our de- ignorance let us jump back to Moving as Slim Fast on its shelves? You have issues around gender and being “gen- ure out ways to deal with other igno- der aware.” I mean think about it, the partments! rant people on campus without get- Down Day. Another comment that was to care about the mental health of your We’re certain that if any of our dis- coordinate system, women’s studies, ting thrown out. I guess “Moving brought out by these two women customers just as much as the physi- tressed readers have comments on this men’s studies, the Fisher Center. . . Down” Day was the last straw. I’ve were… “Everything that I need to The Scissors . . . these colleges have known these women for 4 years and I know about Judaism, I learned from numerous structures dedicated to is- CONTINUED ON PAGE 3 CONTINUED ON PAGE 5 The Herald OPINION/EDITORIAL April 26, 2002 5 The New Diehl 13 Tips for Surviving Finals Hell CONTINUED FROM PAGE 3 with lines and bumps and keys of co- ear, that is. Studies show that stu- you’ll never get out of there awake! in between sips to cool it; or maybe caine. Nicole Lemperle dents who are comfy receive higher 7.) Don’t skip Midnight Break- take the time to stir it; or add some- Now I know it may sound a little W e all need some help get final grades. (Actually I made that up fast at Saga. It’s not every day that thing (cream, milk, an ice cube) to de- extreme and ridiculous but think about ting through finals and but I’m sure some study somewhere Mark Gearan serves your pancakes! crease the temperature. It can take a it. This will eliminate almost all of the papers—some of us more shows that.) 8.) Skipped reading a book for good half of an hour just to finish one problems of coffee, and its positives than others, of course. Here’s a little 3.) Keep away from the bed. I class? Here’s a tip: It’s amazing how mug. are positively more positive. Blow- guide to help you survive the last days repeat, keep away from the bed. It’s a far you can get by reading the first Legend even has it, that once it took ing cocaine instead of drinking down of the semester with at least most of monster I tell you. The theory of “I’ll and last chapters, believe me! (Note a virgin drinker a full day to finish one coffee, will automatically eliminate the your sanity in tact. I don’t promise study better if I’m comfortable” is a to my professors: I, of course, have grande mug from Starbuck’s. Why foul breath aspect. It’s obvious, you results, but I can at least promise you big fat lie!! I have gotten more naps never ever done this. I always read should we take so much time and give don’t even take it orally, you take it that you can put off work for a while out of this little study theory than any- every single word of the assigned it to such a small serving, scolding hot ostrilically. And if you were to put longer by reading on! (Wow, I am thing else. The bed is a trap just wait- reading. Ignore that silly little tip beverage? And our race does this ev- some in your mouth, it will not taste shameless). ing for you to innocently sit down. above!) eryday without even realizing the time bad. You’ll just get a little 1.) Spend a great deal of time Soon you’ll be reclining, than lying 9.) Chex Mix is definitely brain they have thrown away, uncon- numb, but that is not a big deal, espe- preparing your work area. This is es- down and then before you can put food. The same goes for microwave sciously spiting useful possibilities. cially in comparison to rank breath. sential. Make sure your books, phone, your highlighter down you’re off in popcorn, Monster cookies, grilled These petty vices could lead to the And it will do nothing to your teeth. caffeine, water, highlighters, tissues, dreamland. Consider yourself warned! cheese and Twizzlers. end of life, but these cannot even be- You see, you are avoiding yellow inci- family photographs, multi-colored 4.) Dunkin Donuts runs count 10.) At 3:00 am something amaz- gin to explain what I will reveal to you sors forever. The fact that you may pens and notebooks are within reach. as “Study Breaks.” So do phone calls ing will happen as you are staring at now. With addition to coffee drink- get a bloody nose hither and thither is Make sure each item is neatly placed to your friend upstairs, IM conversa- the blinking cursor on your computer ing, the average person consumes nothing measured up to that. Which in an orderly fashion. This is a highly tions with your roommate, visits to screen. You become brilliant. Sud- eight hundred milligrams a day. This is easier to cope with? Forever or effective procrastination technique Danny Wegman and episodes of The denly pages and pages of intellec- statistic has been linked in fueling the rarely. because you will feel as though you Simpsons. Don’t worry if your study tual beauty are poring from your fin- spread of osteoporosis. Also, there And come on now, it won’t take are accomplishing something. That is breaks last longer than the studying. gertips…. Just remember to read over has been study of the relationship one third of the time. You will never the key to great procrastination meth- 5.) You can never take too all that deep stuff in the morning. between Coffee and death. Of nearly have to sit around wasting valuable ods—the illusion of productivity. many “Study Breaks” (just as long as Sometimes philosophical discus- one hundred and thirty thousand time sipping that “bottom of the river 2.) Comfy clothes are the key you take a few “Work Breaks” in be- sions about American Pie II or the Northern California residents there mud,” thick, steaming coffee. No sir, to good grades. PJ pants, oversized tween.) physics represented in Snood loose is record of forty-five hundred deaths just lay some out and put it up your sweatshirts, bed-head and big slip- 6.) Another trap to avoid: The their luster in the daylight hours. as a result of coffee. Oh yes, that’s nose and you are ready to go. Instant pers are all key. And during finals, 16 chairs pulled together on the third 11.) When the guy next door right.death. You see it now, don’t you? ambition, confidence, and social showering is optional. Until you hear floor of the library. Nooooo! It’s like begins blasting Weird Al Yankovich, So now you are probably ponder- prowess.Is my point becoming clear? the persistent buzzing of flies in your the poppy field in the Wizard of Oz— the CD on repeat in his stereo, check ing and entertaining the thought, I hope it’s crystal. Now it must be ob- out the Blackwell Room. It is silence “How do we fix this mortal, genocidal vious of how this could help our fatal problem?” Well, I did quit and al- though I didn’t use this method, I be- predicament. Cocaine is just better than coffee, in fact, it should be our A Farwell Address to Hobart at its best, a well-kept secret on cam- pus. 12.) When you are stuck star- lieve it will put our race back on track. new “cup of Joe.” Our “cup of Yay Carl “Tex” Morgan will understand what I mean when I ing at a blank Word document that It will have humans sniffing life and Yo.” say I have found some of the truest has to turn into 12 pages before 9:00 not brewing death. I’m sure by now And a more potent cup indeed. A nother year comes to an end friends here at Hobart. I thank each am feel free to play with new and ex- you are overwhelmingly anxious to This is my proposal and I believe it and we all are awaiting and every one of my friends, I citing fonts. A good font is the first know how, and I apologize for the sus- is the key to stopping humans from summer’s arrival. Each of us couldn’t have asked for anything step towards a stellar paper. pense. I will tell you. We must replace making a grave mistake. I believe it has just a few weeks and a few finals more. I’m not going to say much 13.) Remember that feeling you coffee, with something else. A drug will work, and although it wasn’t the to go. We look outside and see that about football because I think it only get when you hand in your last paper that has the same positives, but not way I used, I’ve given it much thought the snow has finally melted and pertains to a small audience but I will or walk out of your last exam. Keep nearly as many negatives. I propose and I’m sure that it has to be a better people are starting to come out of say that I am glad I got to play col- your eye on that feeling, it’s worth it. that we, the human race, substitute substitute than sex. their dorms to play on our beloved lege football with a damn fine team. our cups and mugs and pots of coffee quad. I am grateful that Coach Cragg let After three years at this school me play for the Statesmen, it was an Is there Racism on Campus? my time has come to an end. There are so many things that I wish I could honor. I’m going to miss this place so CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4 Get to know us before you attempt to much that I don’t even want to think have done but just ran out of time. represent us. Because that is how When I came to Hobart at first I didn’t about leaving. If you get a chance cal. If people are obsessed about los- you’ll serve us (the campus) best. like it. Actually to be honest, I hated while you’re here try to take some ing weight that badly, do you really If there are any grammar mistakes it. There was cold and there was physics and computer science want to give them the message that in this article I apologize, just try to snow. If you know me you know classes. We have great departments they could do it with this info-mercial focus on the message that I am trying that I’m not a fan of winter. Slowly, for both and the professors are some product? Or is it that you’re just feed- to convey. as time went by, this college started of the best in the school. I’m going ing in on insecurities to gain a profit? If you want to be proud of some- to grow on me. I started to actually to miss not being able to go to the Before I finish this long-winded ar- thing that isn’t just for your personal enjoy being here. I met more people Holiday because Copperfield’s ticle I’d also like to add that I cannot gain then get to know the people of and that’s when the fun started. sucks. I can’t forget the Herald, even be proud of this school until I can say There were only two things that though I despised writing for it at Geneva. Mentor a kid, do some type kept me at Hobart for this long: foot- times. The valentines that the girls that rapists and sexual assaulters are of community service like Habitat for ball and my friends. A lot of people give me each year, getting odder and given their comeuppances. Victims or Humanity (as mentioned in the odder with each one, will be longed on this campus are full of disdain and Survivors of rape and assault Lemperle article), learn something for some that’s what they want but for. Take advantage of this school shouldnot be asked to consider let- about another culture. for me I’d rather have a good time and do everything you can because ting their attackers stay on campus be- I will admit that I have gained around good people. Guys, stop before you know it, it will be over. cause it is their senior year! Oh and I’d friends at this school who are now a being asses to women on this cam- If you are in the New York City like to congratulate the new diverse part of my extended family and that is pus, some of the best women you area next year and you need some- selection of representatives for next something that wouldn’t have hap- will ever meet will be here. There are where to crash give me a call. I’ll be year. If you can’t see through the thick pened if HWS didn’t exist. Unfortu- some amazing people that go to this at Columbia working on getting an- sarcasm, then I’ll give you a hint… nately, I cannot take these little school school and if you just open your eyes other degree. Fare thee well Hobart. How about you attend a cultural fes- and diversify you might just find Fare thee well William Smith. Fare events to take pride in the continuing thee well. them. Once you do find them you tivity or three on campus sometime? problems that I have mentioned. No Flix This Friday Check Out Beyond Romance Look at Daily Update for Time and Place Arts & Entertainment The Last Waltz: Not Just Any Band, THE BAND! documented in the recent Dylan al- once compromised those simple be- Morrison, Joni Mitchell, bum, Live 1966. The Band went on ginnings. “The Band sang and and Neil Diamond are Jonathan Widmark to participate in Dylan’s Basement rocked with a singular telepathy in just a few of the names A&E Contributor Tape sessions of 1967 and toured with which the multiple strains of Ameri- of the persons who him on his 1974 comeback tour. Dur- can popular expression became one: came to pay tribute and I n 1968 a record revolutionized ing Dylan’s convalescence in 1966 the an indivisible vocabulary bridging say goodbye to the rock and roll. The record was Band went into the studio to record Harlem and Appalachia, Sunday Band. The results are Music From Big Pink and the their first solo album, Music from Big prayer and dirty boogie, Sun and exactly what you would group was the Band. In an age when Pink. Following a phenomenal per- Chess Records, pioneer myth and expect, absolutely un- psychedelics dominated music, from formance contemporary paralleled! For the first the sounds of Jefferson Airplane at the memoir.” The time since the album’s right on up to the Rolling Stones, the Woodstock Band single- original release in 1978, Band offered listeners something dif- Festival in h a n d e d l y the show is available in ferent, something classic, something 1969 the The significance of the breathed new life its entirety in a new four- timeless. Band was into rock music, disc box set. Listeners The Band was composed of five on its way Band is the purity of their adding a refresh- are treated to over four musicians so talented that the limit of straight to music in an age of ing breath of hours of music and 24 their potential seemed endless. the top. originality and previously unreleased Robbie Robertson, Levon Helm, Music overpowering sounds and unparalleled skill. tracks, including re- Garth Hudson, Rick Danko, and Ri- from Big psychedelics. The Last hearsal tracks and stu- chard Manual got their start playing Pink, fol- Waltz is the name dio outtakes. This tem- together with rockabilly great, Ronnie lowed by of the Band’s pered with the upcoming Hawkins. After a brief solo spell as their self- 1976 farewell special edition DVD re- Levon and the Hawks they got their titled album concert, immor- lease of the film will keep music fans of an era. Woodstock, Monterey Pop, big break as Bob Dylan’s band. Par- have both talized in Martin content for quite some time. Altamont, Newport 65, they all lead ticipating in Dylan’s tumultuous 1965 become classics. Eric Clapton is Scorsese’s fantastic film. The Band Muddy Waters tearing into a ren- up to the Last Waltz, where one and 1966 tours served as their bap- quoted as saying Music from Big decided to mark their departure from dition of “Mannish Boy” with Paul Thanksgiving night in 1976 the pil- tism into the rock and roll industry. Pink changed his life. The signifi- the music industry after 16 years on Butterfield on harmonica, Eric Clapton lars of rock and roll came together to The music Dylan and the Band pro- cance of the Band is the purity of their the road together, with one final blow- in a guitar duel with Robbie Robertson say goodbye, not only to a band, but duced during those years was so music in an age of overpowering out concert. The concert was held at on “Further on up the Road,” Van to an age. As you can imagine, they scorching that most Dylan critics still sounds and psychedelics. The Band Winterland in San Francisco, the same Morrison kicking “Caravan” into high did not go quietly into that claim this to be the apex of his per- was firmly grounded in the roots of venue they made their solo debut at gear, and Bob Dylan getting down goodnight, they went loud and with forming career. This period has been rock and roll music and they never back in 1968. To mark the occasion with his old band mates on “Baby Let the same brilliance and versatility that they enlisted the help of a few of their Me Follow You Down” are just a few had come to epitomize their legacy, friends, and the results are rock and in a long list of reasons why this is a one that remains unrivaled and un- ZERO DAYS PARTY roll history. Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Eric moment in the history of music never to be forgotten. conquered. Afterall, they weren’t just any band, they were THE BAND! Clapton, Muddy Waters, Van The Last Waltz truly marks the end Tuesday, May 7, 2002 7-10 p.m. Open Sundays 12-4 SENIORS -- Come celebrate a successful 2002 Senior Gift pledge campaign! Admission is FREE with your completed pledge form & 2002 payment! 2 Forms of Photo ID Required The Herald SPORTS April 26, 2002 7 Sports Schedule YEP.. It’s The Last Herald Ben Kenna *Can’t wait to hear the bells of look to DEFEND THEIR TITLE be- Sports Exhibitionist the ice cream truck. I don’t care; I’ll ginning in a couple of months. C H & WS CREW an anyone believe that the push an 8 year old out of the way *Yankee fans. We got No- May 4-5 NY State year is almost over? It seems for a Snow Cone. Who wouldn’t? mahhhhhhhhh. You got Jeter in a Championships to have gone faster than the *I had this question on my pro- dress on Saturday Night Live. What Whitney Point, NY 50 hotdogs that the Glutton Bowl file, but it didn’t elicit any response; would you rather? champion scarfed down this past what is the greatest 3rd grade com- *The game “What Would you HOBART TENNIS 4/26-28 March. If you have managed to sur- puter game? Word/Number Rather” is perhaps the best game of vive the April snow flurries, 40 de- Munchers, Oregon Trail, or Where UCAA Championships gree temperatures, and the occasional all time. @St. Lawrence in the U.S. is Carmen San Diego? *When will people realize that 5.1 earthquake, you know that Spring *Where in the World is Carmen Keanu Reeves is the greatest actor WS LACROSSE will soon give way to Summer, a time San Diego is just too damn hard, of our generation? 4/26 @Rensselaer 4 PM where decadence and shenanigans hence the U.S. *The NBA’s MVP will be Tim 4/27 @Vassar 2 PM will run rampant and faster than *Geneva faces I’ll miss this sum- Duncan. Not Jason Kidd. Duncan Hobart College senior Steve Chabot mer; Gwen, Lottie, both Betty’s, scored over 2000 points, and HWS SAILING 4/27-28 in this years Great Heron Road Race. Anna, Ma, Pa, and everyone asso- grabbed over 1000 rebounds, a feat America Trophy @NY Maritime What I can’t believe is that I soon ciated with Mark’s and Cam’s (es- only a seclect few have accom- will be a senior in this fine institution pecially delivery, or around 1-2 in plished in the history of the NBA. Cayuga Open @Cornell of higher learning, situated on the the morning). Kidd and his Nets are going to be magnificent outskirts of glistening *Ladies, if you’re on the beach out in the First Round of the Play- HOBART LACROSSE Seneca Lake. I hope that you will this summer, watch out for that guy offs. I know the MVP is a regular 4/27 @Loyola NOON relish your time at old Hobs and Bill who got his calf implants docu- season award, but Dunc gets my 5/4 vs. Cornell 1 PM Smitty, because it goes by pretty mented on MTV. What a tool. vote, and a much needed buck from dang fast. That being said, I’d like to *Best show on television. Par- (Last Home Game) discuss some of the issues that are my buddy Rob Stewart. Speaking of don the Interruption. Hands down. Rob.... sure to arise in the summer, from *It’s always fun being the impe- *Rob Stewart. Thought you people, to places, to faces, to predic- tus of a “Yankees Suck” chant from wouldn’t be mentioned one more tions, as well as some things to avoid, the Fenway bleachers. time in the Herald this year, eh or citizens that makes this Sports *Mowing the lawn can be fun. buddy? GOTCHA. Editor wretch. But want to know what’s better? *First order of business…the guy Making a younger sibling do it. On that note, I shall depart. Be on the cell phone, waving like a nut *The SUPER BOWL CHAM- safe and responsible this summer. behind home plate when a baseball PION NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS Congratulations to the Seniors, and game is being televised. I hate that (never get tired of saying that) will best of luck in the real world..... guy. If you see him, make sure to gun some form of greasy food (pref- erably a hot dog drenched in mus- tard) at him. *I hope this purple and green ketchup thing in the café is extinct when we return to campus in the fall. We’re adults, we don’t need the pretty colors on our food. Other wel- comed extinctions; cover charges, collars up, the Yankees, boy bands, crummy sequels, and that Weakest Link lady. *Is there anything better than a cold beer after a long day of work? *Boston Celtics vs. Dallas Mav- ericks. Paul Pierce and Dirk Nowitski will be the best players in the league in three years. Dirk is almost there. *Http://www.whatifsports.com. Could possibly be one of the great- est websites of all time. Thanks to The Sports Guy for the advice. *What is the deal with that kid from N’Sync going up into space? Is NASA really that dumb? Would you trust a multi-billion dollar project, and the lives of other human beings with the guy who came up with “God Must Have Spent a Little More Time on You?” HERALD GAME OF THE WEEK Hobart Lacrosse Saturday May 4, 2001 Vs. Cornell 1 PM Sports SPORTS QUOTES A MESSAGE TO THE SENIOR ATHLETES Be proud of your on-field accomplishments. “Well, that kind of puts a damper on another Yankees win.” Announcer Phil Rizzuto, after a news bulletin reporting the death of Pope Paul VI, 1978. Hold your heads high, regardless of the outcome. “Being with a woman never hurt no professional baseball player. It’s staving up Remember the good times with your all night looking for a woman that does him in.” Casey Stengel. teammates. You played your best. One of the worst positioning of headlines occurred in the San Jose Mercury News on You gave everything you had. the day that former baseball player Dave Dravecky announced that he would have his arm amputated and the Chicago Bulls won the NBA title: DRAVECKY TO LOSE You have a lot to be proud of. ARM - THE BULLS PULL IT OFF. “My favorite umpire is a dead one.” John Joseph ‘Johnny” Evers. Congratulations, from all of us here at According to the Chicago Tribune, the following statistic was given in the press notes the Herald Sports Section. for a Chicago-Oakland game: The Oakland Athletics are 32-0 in games in which they Sports Editor, have scored more runs than their opponents. Ben Kenna The Hobart College crew team was edged by Colgate University in a dual race with the Raiders and Skidmore College. A sea- SPORTS AROUND soned Colgate crew topped the Hobart Varsity Eight by less than two seconds. The Statesmen return to action when they travel to Whitney Point, N.Y., for the New York State Champi- CAMPUS onships May 4-5 The William Smith crew team dominated Colgate Univer- The William Smith College tennis team hosted its annual sity and Skidmore College this past Saturday. The Heron tournament this weekend, capturing the B and C Flight Varsity Eight pulled out to an early lead and built on it to Championships in both singles and doubles play. top the second place Thoroughbreds by 19 seconds and Brockport, Cortland, Geneseo, Ithaca, St. Lawrence, Union, the third place Raiders by 29. The Junior Varsity Eight and William Smith competed in the two-day tournament. also came out on top, easily winning their second race of The Herons closed the season with a team match record of the year. The Herons are back in action on May 4-5, at the New York State Championships in Whitney Point. 14-3, their best record since 1992. The ninth-ranked William Smith College lacrosse team posted a convincing 17- 11 victory over No. 5 SUNY-Cortland on Senior Day. The Herons got three goals and three assists apiece from junior midfielder Amanda Wynn and sopho- more attacker Gretchen Lasda to snap the Red Dragons’ 10-game winning steak The Hobart College lacrosse team secured at least a share of its second Patriot League Championship in three seasons with a 17-6 victory over Holy Cross. The Statesmen had 18 players record at least one point, including 13 different goal scorers, paced by the career- high four-assist performance of sophomore attackman Geoff Zbikowski.
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