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Observer The A first: full-time students in the International Business doctoral program
'Where the Worl d Comes to Mind'
Volume VI, Issue 3
November 17,1999
A first: full-time students in the International
Business doctoral program
By Anisat Ben-Lawal
Hideki Takei and Charlotte
Broaden are the first full-time students in the International Business
doctoral program at the Graduat e
School of NHC. This DBA program
began last year with part-time students and is now growing.
Takei, 26, i s originally from
Japan. He graduated in March 1998
from NHC with his M B A and went
back to Japan where he worked at
the International Development Center as a research assistant. H e then
landed a second job with the Tokyo
Survey Research Company doing
marketing research.
After some time Takei felt
he needed to pursue his life-long am bition to be a professor. He applied
for th e NHC doctora l program and
was accepted . Whe n asked why
he chos e t o come bac k t o NHC ,
his answer was simply that because
there is so much diversity not only
amongst students but also faculty at
NHC, it is a real advantage to study
International Business here. Another
reason is the instructors are really
qualified and knowledgeabl e in their
respective fields.
Takei's advice to international student s i s tha t everyon e
should speak up and not be shy . H e
also recommends havin g a soli d
foundation i n whatever fiel d on e
wants to pursue. Managing your time
effectively is also important, but most
of all , he says, be patient and take
everything in stride.
Broaden, a native of Pittsburgh, Penn., is the other full-time
doctoral student in the International
Business program. Sh e receive d her
undergraduate degree at Marquette
University in Milwaukee. After her
bachelor's, she worked in Human
Resources a t thre e internationa l
firms, th e last one being W.H Brady.
The job with this company relocated
her to Canada, where she lived for
three years . He r experienc e i n
Canada led her to want to pursu e
an Internationa l Busines s degree
because she believes that is wher e
corporate Americ a i s ultimately
headed. An d thus she gav e u p a
very well-paying job and came to
New Hampshire .
Broaden signe d u p fo r a
master's degre e i n Internationa l
Business. He r reaso n for choosing
Are anti-smoking
campaigns backfiring?
Submitted by the Wellness Center staff
Where have we come from and where are we going?
• I n the 70's it seemed that everybody had a cigarette in their
mouth - i n the movies, on TV shows, in magazines and in our
• I n the 80's came a growing national awareness about the dangers of smoking and campaigns to discourage smoking, to
limit advertising and to educate consumers about the effect s
of nicotine and second-hand smoke.
• I n the 90's, tobacc o companies are finally admitting that they
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Pictured is Hideki Takei, one of the first fulltime students in the International Business
doctoral program at the Graduate School of
NHC (Photo by Anisat Ben-Lawal).
NHC i s she liked the fact the International Business program was expanding into a doctoral program.
When asked how sh e feels about the
program so far, she answered sh e
likes it because it gives students an
opportunity t o loo k at th e broa d
nature of International Business before making a decision on which aspect to focus on . Sh e also thinks
the faculty has a diverse and broad
experience, which gives students the
opportunity to build on. Finally , she
mentions Dr. Massood Samii's, chair
of the department, enthusiasm about
the program is contagious and that
has mad e the program enjoyable .
"He i s a great ambassador fo r the
program," she says. Sh e also emphasizes th e facult y o f th e pro gram bring in different perspectives
in marketing, finance, etc. He r wor d
of advice for students: Being in the
business field and having the experience have really helped her make
sense of everything she is learning.
Alpha Chi honor society
accepting members
By Dr. Carolyn Hollman
Junior and senior Libera l
Arts major s wit h a 3.2 or higher
GPA are eligible to join Alpha Chi,
the Liberal Arts honor society. Lib eral Arts majors include Communication, English Language and Literature, English Teacher Education, Humanities, Psychology, Social Sci ence, Economic s and America n
Studies. An induction ceremony for
all honor societies will be held in
March 2000.
Alpha Chi is a scholarship
recognition society with 300 chapters nationally. The Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Chi wa s established at
New Hampshir e College to honor
outstanding Liberal Arts majors. Alpha Chi membership emphasize s
high scholastic achievement, service
and character. Th e organization offers many benefits to members, in cluding scholarships and fellowships,
opportunities for participation in national and regional conferences and
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The Observe r
November 17,1999
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The cold air is upon us and winter is just around the corner. Soo n will come the northeasters and the
slippery roads. So , whil e staying inside your warm dorm rooms or apartments, why no t read The Observer?
The staff and I hope you enjoyed the full-color photos in the last issue. A s a first in th e life of Th e
Observer, I hope the color prompted you t o read that issue. I was also very pleased with the numerous articles
we received for publication .
As som e of yo u ma y have noticed, there were many changes made to the look of our school newspaper.
One major change was the masthead. I n order to achieve a more professional look, we chose to omit the
Penman logo and use NHC's logo instead. Also , the staff box was changed to a vertical style, and we omitted
some of the "spectacular" page headings such as those for Voices and Faces and A and E. Fo r th e sports fans,
Sports no w starts on the back page and works its way inward.
Not onl y are there changes just in the paper's layout, there are staff changes as well. Nic k Coates has
stepped up from staff writer to join Pat Rogers as Co-Sports Editor. Matthew Buzzell has joined Mark Williams
to help with copy editing duties.
One unfortunate change , though, is the loss of Co-Edito r in Chie f Andrea Hill. Du e t o other commitments, Andrea is taking a leave of absenc e from her position. Sh e was an asset to The Observer and will be
missed. W e al l hope to see her back on th e staff when possible.
On a lighter note, the winter sports teams are underway, and it should be an interesting season. Wit h new
coaches for th e hockey team and the women's basketball team, there looks to be some exciting games in the near
Recently the hockey team had their first game at Plymouth State College. It was a very exciting game
that came down to the wire. Th e Penme n out-dueled their opponent i n a 5-4 overtime win. Congratulations !
Finally, I would like to acknowledge Dr. Jeanette Ritzenthaler, a long-time, beloved English professor at
NHC, wh o died recently.
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In th e October issue of Th e Observer, due to a reporting error, the
article titled"Registering with Public Safety" said people entering the
campus after 6 p.m. mus t notify Public Safety. Th e correct time this
policy goes into effect is 1 1 p.m.
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The Observer
November 17,1999
Letter to the Editor:
I am writing this letter in re- we can't expect them to card every
action to Jason Friday's article in last resident in a wet area; what kind of
month's issu e entitled "What the environment would that create?
school is doing to its students and
I agree with Jason 100 pervice versa." I am not writing this re- cent on why couldn't the Human
ply solely to answer his questions but Rights Association sponsor a child.
also to defend the integrity of our I thin k i f the organizatio n wen t
Public Safety Officers.
through the proper channels and had
I refer to them as our Public the resources they should have been
Safety Officers for the simple rea- able to do it.
son that they are here for our public
Vending machines are located
safety. Man y ar e retire d police,
in Washington Hall, the athsome are up and coming law per- letic center and Winnesquam Hall
sonnel and some are me and you; and are accessible to all resident s
yes, students can also work for pub- with or without a key. I recommend
lic safety. They perform duties that you see the admission department
go unnoticed and generally unap- for a tour of our campus before you
preciated. As a resident assistant I criticize it for a lack of something mat
work very closely with many of the really isn't lacking.
PSOs an d hav e gotte n t o kno w
I also agree with Jason on
them. I have yet to meet one that the Papa John's issue. Let's not ruin
does not make his responsibilities a good thing. They deliver us pizza,
we let them keep their signs. It beats
PSOs ar e responsibl e fo r drivingout at 1:30 in the morning for
maintaining a safe atmosphere on food.
campus. Running down any and all
The next issu e I had wa s
students who may be under 21 and with the complaint of "drunk in pubin a wet area would not create this lic" or the more legal term "public
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atmosphere. I don' t thin k Jaso n intoxication." Public intoxication is
have been lyingwould
to their
written the
a tierretwo offense. It is a guaranteed
if it were abou t a police officer that probation and a second offense is
pulled him over for doing 59 in a 55 almost guaranteed residential expulmph zone. Many of us remembe r sion. That said the requirements for
seeing last year's riots in Denver public intoxication are very high to
colleges when the city of Denver go along with the high penalties.
decided to crack down on alcohol. Someone who is simply stumbling is
The fact is, they can't catch not going to be found responsible
everyone and if they did imagine for public intoxication and if they
what campu s lif e woul d b e like . were they would have the decision
Technically if an RA o r PSO can reversed on appeal. Unless somehear you from outside your room one is flat on their face passed out
during quiet hours it is a violation. If or gets rowdy they will not be found
they strictly and vigorously enforced responsible. A larg e crow d of
that rule many of us including myself people leaving a party singing songs
would have been sent packing a long is not a sign of public intoxication; it
time ago .
is a sign of friendship and camaraIf you are truly concerned derie which is what this school is
about people you know are unde r "doing to us and vice versa," by alage and carrying beer in wet areas lowing us to learn and grow on our
then it is your responsibility to in- own with support when we need it.
form the PSO. If Jason told the PSO
that the resident was under 21 then -RichWinefield
I know for a fact that he would have
acted on that information. However,
College Press Exchange
searchers from the Harvard School of Public Health found in a
study released last year that smoking has increased 28 percent
among college students. "About 11 percent started smoking in
college and another 25 percent started smoking regularly while
they were in college," said lead researcher Henry Weschler.
He went on to point out that part of the reason for the increase
in college smokers may be attributed to an increase in smoking
among the high school population.
So what have we learned?
f you can delay the age at which a person starts experimenting
with cigarettes, he/she is less likely to try smoking at all.
• Th e earlier a person stops smoking, the better the chances are
that his/her body can heal from the damage caused from tobacco use.
What can we do to reduce smoking?
• Becom e more aware of the dangers of smoking.
• Reduc e the amount o f contact you have with second-han d
• Encourag e those who are smoking to stop and support them in
their efforts. Withdrawa l from nicotine is more difficult than
withdrawal from any other substance and often a person isn't
successful in his/her first attempts. But, every attempt is a step
in the right direction.
Where can you begin?
• Participat e in Smoking Awareness Day on Thursday, November 18, on campus.
• Visi t one of the informational tables throughout Smoking Awareness Day.
• Tak e the challenge if you are a smoker to stop for a day.
• Atten d the evening concert co-sponsored by the American Lung
Association of New Hampshire. The concert features Leslie
Nuchow, a singer/songwriter who has actively campaigned
against the tobacco industry and their use of music in the promotion of tobacco products.
More information on these activities is available by contacting the
Wellness Center or looking for promotional flyers throughout campus.
Alpha Chi
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higher initial grade in civil service
Qualified students must have
completed at least 60 credit hours
and achieved the required 3.2 GPA.
Letters of invitation will be sent in
November and January. However,
if you know you meet the requirements and do not receive a letter,
please contact Dr. Carolyn Hollman
(Liberal Arts trailer, ext. 2212) or
Prof. Christopher Toy (Stark 15 ,
ext. 2237) as soon as possible.
November 17,1999
Phi Delta Beta: having
fun and helping out
The Observer
Be a Big Brother, help a
Editors Note: This article was sub- friends. Th e greatest reward of all,
mitted b y student s i n Prof . Pa t however, is the impact that you will
Spirou's Promotional Research and have on a child's life.
Phi Delta Beta is a local sorority on campus. W e currently have nine
Big Brothers/Big Sisters is
Media Measurement class.
active sisters on campus and one off* campus. W e are very involved
based on a one-on-one mentoring
in many aspects of our community life, both at NHC and in the surAt the beginning of the se- program. Du e to the lack of male
rounding cities. The sisters are involved in organizations such as the
mester ou r clas s wa s assigne d a volunteers, ther e are currently 4 0
Inter-Greek Council , SGA, C A PE and various athletics. W e pride
project for Big Brothers/Big Sisters. boys who are on the waiting list to
ourselves on leadership and our numerous community service events.
The executive director of the orga- have a Big Brother . Bein g a Bi g
You may have seen us throughout the semester in the cafeteria, selling
nization explained what he needed Brother does not involv e a larg e
candy for local charities and helping raise money for breast cancer
from us as a class. Th e challenge time commitmen t Allittake s is three
was to recruit adult males 18 years or four hours every other week, for
or older to voluntee r fo r th e Big one year.
Next semester we have our annual Superbowl party in the Pub. We
Brothers/Big Sisters program.
Studies hav e show n tha t
will also be organizing an Easter party for the Boys and Girls Club.
Big Brothers/Bi g Sister s children matched with an adult menWe are looking forward to meeting new young women who would be
brings children 7 to 12 years old to- tor are more likely to finish school
interested i n joining a strong organization such as ours. Gree k life at
gether with volunteers to share some and avoid involvement with drugs or
NHC is both an exciting and rewarding experience.
time. The activities they do can in- alcohol. Having a role model helps
clude playing basketball, going to the children to learn new skills and to
movies, surfing the Internet, cook- develop a sense of being valued as
ing, doing homework, talking or just individuals.
Any New Hampshire Colhanging out. This is an opportunity
to share your experiences with kids lege student interested i n making a
and go to places an d do activities significant difference in a child's life
haven't done in years. Besides , should contact Prof. Spirou at exBy David W.Scott
it's a great opportunity for meeting tension 2259, or stop by her office,
peopl e an d makin g grea t Stark 31, for further information .
According to the New York express or not express your beliefs
Times (November 13), "One of the in a democratic society?
Next semester, Prof. David
roles of higher education is to provide a place where ideas and belief s Scott, an expert on First Amendcan collide, where students can learn ment law, is offering a special topics
to tolerate even points of view they course for NHC students regarding
the First Amendment and issues such
find obnoxious."
Does this mean that as stu- as hate speech, pornography, forced
dents, your activity fees should pay speech, censorship and flag burnfor politically active organizations to ing. Wouldn' t you like your voice
express opinions you do not share? to be heard? I f so, please sign up
Trie Supreme Court is currently ad- for COM470, offered on Mondays
dressing this very question. Wha t and Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 3:15
are your feelings about your right to p.m.
By Jessy-Lyn Shaw
Can your voice be heard?
Have you ever wondered why you always seem
to ge t a cold around the time of finals?
Does "positive thinking" really help you stay healthy?
Can having friends help you live longer?
Do you know what you can do to improve your chances of avoiding
serious illness such as cancer, heart disease and stroke?
What can you do to help loved ones who are ill?
Find out the answers to these questions and more by enrolling in
PS Y 470, Psychological Factors in Health and Illness, next semester. Thi s course, offered by new N HC faculty member Dr. Karen
Couture, explores how psychological and social factors can contribute to the attainment and preservation of good health as well as help
us better cope with illnesses that do occur.
This course is for anyone interested i n learning more about health,
health care and the impact of illness on the individual and family. Feel
free to call Dr. Couture, ext.2249, for more information.
Will Be Takers
During Normal Business Hours
November 17,1999
The Observer
Campus Securit y
Compiled by Tara Cowdrey
Amnesty International:
An eye-opene r for NH C
B y Bind u Ra i
November 1 3 marke d
The reports printed here have been selected directly fromthe Dethe trip of the Human Rights As partment of Public Safety's records. All individuals and locasociation t o Amnest y Interna tions have been made anonymous for obvious reasons.
tional workshops at Boston University. The H R A i s grateful t o
Dean Franci s " B o b " Doucette
for sponsorin g this trip. The proOn th e abov e date a Hooksett police officer called
gram for the day started at 9 a.m.
NHC campu s security reporting fiveNHC students
w i t h a commencemen t cer in custody because they were in possession of allegemony tha t too k plac e i n
Hal l a t B U . Th e orga edly stolen/misplaced property. Th e students were
nizers discusse d a broa d rang e
all returned to campus. Th e Hooksett police officer
of concern s i n the worl d today .
stated the incident was probabl y pledge related beThe firs t wa s a screenin g o f a
cause of a statement made by on e o f th e students
short video on the U.S. campaign
stop the use of child soldiers.
during questioning.
It wa s brough t t o th e attentio n
of th e audienc e b y on e o f th e
speakers at AI that, "all countrie s
of th e world , excludin g Somalia
an d th e Unite d States , hav e
On th e above date a PSO responded to a dormitory
signed a treaty allowin g them to
for a firealarm. Upo n arrival, the PSO found a fire
recruit children over the ag e of
extinguisher had been discharged. Th e extinguisher
15 years to participate in armed
came fromthe hallway cabinet. Th e videotape was
conflicts. A p p r o x i m a t e l y
300,000 childre n are sufferin g
checked and no one could be seen before the alarm.
due t o this. Most o f these chil d
The panels were reset after opening windows and
soldiers are in their teens, while
doors to air out the hallway.
some ar e a s youn g a s seve n
years old .
Another issu e discusse d
was th e Main e Yout h Center .
Children from 11-1 7 wh o hav e
On th e abov e date the gatehous e informed a PSO
been charged for various crimes
that a maintenance track left in the quad was a target
are take n there . Th e stor y wa s
for vandalism. Severa l beer cans had already been
accompanied b y a shor t video ,
which wa s a repor t don e b y a
thrown at it and the orange warning light turned on.
news station . Thes e childre n
It was suggeste d that it could be towed but instead
were isolate d i n room s fo r
Public Safety kept an eye o n it for the remainder of
months, tied w|tn phytic bands;
and som e wer e place d in a re straint chair for hours, while legally th e chai r i s suppose d t o
hold someone fo r not more than
30 minutes .
On th e abov e date an NHC staf f member reported
Another speake r pre sented
e pligh t o f refugee s
someone had stolen her wallet from her office. Th e
who hav e been suffering over the
PSO checke d the surroundin g trash cans but came
years an d have not been receivup empty. Th e office was no t locked at the time of
ing prope r medical care or sup the theft.
The openin g plenar y
ended a t 11:1 5 a.m . an d every one se t forwar d t o atten d th e
workshops that were being held
On th e abov e date while on patrol a PSO found a
for th e day. There were two ses-
computer monitor that had been smashed outside of
a building. Th e monitor was placed in the back of a
truck, and no other computer equipment was found.
sions held , on e fro m 11:30 1:00 p.m . an d th e othe r fro m
2:15-3:45 p.m. The first session
covered topic s fro m th e deat h
penalty, to women's an d human
rights. Th e H R A attended th e
workshops o n th e internationa l
criminal cour t an d women's is sues. The y foun d the m ex tremely informative and helpful
for thei r own campaign s at N H C .
The women' s right s worksho p
covered problem s lik e femal e
genital mutilation and their freedom o f speech . Th e presenter s
discussed variou s article s from
the "Universa l Declaratio n of
Human Rights " and note d tha t
although these articles have been
in place since 1948, women still
have no t bee n abl e t o achiev e
their righ t t o liv e a s freely a s
After a brie f lunc h th e
H R A returne d t o another roun d
of workshops , w h i c h wer e
equally enlightening . Som e o f
the concern s covere d range d
from landmine s t o polic e brutality to presenting A I issues t o
your communit y to cultura l issues o f huma n rights . Anothe r
topic was the U.S. sanction s that
will be imposed on Afghanistan
i f they do not hand over Osama
B i n Laden , who allegedl y wa s
responsible fo r th e U . S . embassy bombings last year. AI wa s
concerned tha t a n entir e coun try will suffe r i f these sanction s
take place. Many peopl e woul d
suffer from starvation .
The H R A also hop e t o
attend a two-da y conferenc e i n
Providence, R . I . next March .
T h i s conferenc e w i l l cove r
mainly women's rights, but w i l l
also brin g t o ligh t th e othe r
problems that are being faced by
people al l over the world , eve n
today. Th e H R A hope s t o edu cate the student s at N H C abou t
the growin g concern s i n th e
world today an d they hop e that
they ca n hel p i n making a dif ference.
November 17,1999
The Observer
Human Rights
Association news
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CSC new s
By J.B.Londo n
Regarding parking issues, George Miville, the Director of Public
Safety, attended a recent Commuter Student Council (CSC) meet ing. He discussed commuter access to the campus and parking availability, and explaine d that commuters who wish to stay overnight
must be signed in and have a guest tag on their vehicle in addition to
the yellow parking decal. Miville also talked about snow removal
procedures and residents moving their cars when parking bans are i n
B y K i m i k a Embree
The Huma n Rights Association has been very busy this
semester. We participate d in various events such as Children's
Day. W e als o hosted Mary Parent, an N HC alumna , as a guest
speaker o n homelessness. W e have als o become member s
of Amnest y International thanks in part to Dean Doucette's
sponsorship of our organization. O n November 13 , we attended the Northeast Regional Amnesty International Conference at Boston University. No t onl y have we become more
enlightened about humanitarian needs and rights , we have also
learned how to campaign for causes and issues we feel are
important for the N HC campu s to be aware of and informe d
about. W e w i ll be going to the Soup Kitchen in Manchester
November 21 . I f you are interested i n joinin g the H RA o r
would like more information, please call K i m i ka (president )
The CS C i n cooperation with SGA i s working on distributing a survey to commuter students. It is hoped the results of the survey will
help CSC better address issues concerning commuting students about
parking and gettin g on campus during evenings and weekends. CS C
will be creating a database with the survey results and using the information to help initiate solutions for these issues.
T f yo u hav e any question s or comments regarding parking issues on
campus, please feel free to drop a note in the CSC suggestio n box
(located i n the Commute r Lounge) , o r e-mail CS C at
[email protected] CSC, i n collaboration with George Miville an d
the Parking Committee, created by SGA , wil l be working on distributing information to all students outlining parking availabiUty, snow
removal and othe r campus parking issues.
The CSC sponsore d a Halloween Masquerade Party on October
29. The even t was held in the Pub an d prizes were awarded for best
costumes. Council officers reported a "reasonable" turnout, but felt
the issue of the dance not being a wet/ dry event had a negative effect
on attendance. There was a miscommunication regarding who would
be responsible should alcohol-related incidents occur during the event
The issu e has been resolved and CS C wil l be able to host wet/dry
events when appropriate. Overall, the dance was a success and those
who attended had fun .
The CS C i s hosting NHC's version of "The Blam e Game," and i s
currently seeking participants. "The Blam e Game" will be held on
December 5 in the Pub. I f you and you r "ex" would like to be contestants, please contact CSC b y e-mail or drop us a note in the suggestion box (must be NH C couple s only).
The CS C meets every Tuesday at 1 1 a.m. in the Commuter Lounge,
located in the Student Center. All commuters are welcome d and encouraged to attend. For details on upcoming events, meeting times,
pictures of past events and much more, visit the CSC websit e at:
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Grease! Jessica Brennan, Cheryl Variava, Cassie Novak and
J.B. London at the Halloween Masquerade Party, sponsored
by the Commuter Student Council (Photo provided by J.B.
The Observer
November 17,1999
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The class starts just as any other class does, with students filing into a
classroom, notebooks i n hand, awaiting the deluge of lecturing that
waits. However , when class begins, it is Prof. Holm who is taking
the notes. While there is some lecturing, the class is approximatel y
90 percent interactive. Mos t work is done in the field.
Students research the presidential candidates until they find one they
feel comfortable supporting. N o one is expected to blindly support a
candidate they may disagree with. This is because at the end of th e
semester the H ON 20 1 students must present their candidate an d
explain why they feel he or she should be elected president. By
observing the campaign and how it is run one should be able to gauge
the candidate's viability as a legitimate candidate;.
The latest news in
student government
Just ask Kristina Kintzer and Angela Jennings. They originally worked
with the Elizabeth Dole campaign. Dol e has since dropped out, not
to the surprise of Kristina or Angela. They will tell you tha t the Dole
campaign lacked direction, which led to Dole's poor showing.
If you as k any president why h e was elected he will tell you i t was his
campaign workers. These diligent men and women arrange all visits
and assure candidates that no matter where they go there will be
mobs of supporters carrying signs. The y can make a weak candidate look strong or can make a strong candidate loo k weak. Wh o
will ever forget George Bush looking at his watch during a debate?
Then again, who wil l forget that an eccentric billionaire named Ross
Perot got on the ballot as a third party candidate. Withou t the hard
work of Bush's campaign workers, his mistake may have cost hi m
the election, while Perot's campaign workers fought to give him th e
chance to become president .
By Nicole Sirote
If you ask what is new in student government, I may just have
an answer for you. The last two SG A meeting s in October
consisted of many new discussions. The Commute r Club has
found a solution to the problem of the ' C on the commuter
parking stickers. Commuters will no longer be known as commuters by the 'C on their cars.
Student government members are keeping busy working on
new projects and coming up with ideas and solutions to improve NHC now and in the future. Som e very exciting news
the SGA woul d like to announce is a new house added to the
SGA cabinet. The House of Representatives was accepted and
ratified on November 2. I t will include all 41 clubs on campus and was created to help the clubs and organizations on
campus communicate better with each other.
New Hampshir e is in the unique position of hosting the first-in-thenation primary. I t is for this reason that candidates spend months
before the primary in New Hampshire . They know mat if they are to
succeed nationally they must succeed in New Hampshire. New
Hampshire has been responsible many times for choosin g the president.
Since the candidate can't be in New Hampshir e all the time, he relies
heavily on his campaign workers. Most workers are volunteers while
a select few ar e paid, but they all share one common goal and that is
to see their candidate take the oath of office in 2000.
November is here and there is only one month left until the
semi-formal. Don't forget to mark your calendars. On Friday
evening, December 10, there will be a holiday semi-formal.
Last year's attendance was outstanding and w e hope to make
it even better this year. We hope to see you all there.
Volunteers help carry out mass mailings, phone polls and even help
coordinate and plan visits. The y plan every aspect from arranging
transportation an d notifying the media to arranging furniture at the
visit site so everything is just perfect.
If you are interested in attending an SGA meeting to see what
we discuss, or have any concerns or questions, meetings are
held every Tuesday night at 6 p.m. in the SGA conference
The N HC Honor s sophomores ar e right in the middle of it getting a
first-hand look at what politics is all about. Wha t a great way to
learn, the textbook i s the political trail and the professor i s the
candidate's staff.
November 17,1999 Th
e Observer
Tribute to Diane Dugan, director of ALCC, on her
impending early retirement
B y student s at A L C C
Thank you for giving me your help kindly anytime.
One of th e things which I remember i s abou t last summer.
"Welcome to E S L, nic e to meet you. Wheneve r you hav e
any questions, do not hesitate to ask. I am here for all o f you. "
When I met Diane for the first time, which was about on e an d
half years ago, she gave me a big smile and made me feel very
comfortable. A s everybody can imagine, there are many problems for international students in order to live and study in othe r
countries. Wheneve r students have questions o r troubles wit h
learning English, Diane is kind and flexible. Sh e listens to students' word s and gives us the best suggestions. Additionally ,
she helps solve students' personal problems about roommates ,
how t o live outside campus and so on. Som e questions aare not
necessarily he r field , bu t sh e listen s an d trie s t o solv e these
problems as much as she can. He r devotion gives students gratification an d confidence to stay and study in the United States .
To sta y in the U.S. durin g the summer had been one of
my desire s sinc e I was i n Japan. The n it came true by your
help. Yo u foun d a nice person who could accept me into their
home during the summer vacation. I had a great time there. I t
was a great experience and a memory I w i ll never forget .
Thank you for giving me a great memory in the U.S .
Junko Tsunoda/From Japan
When I was trying to pass the final English class in E S L
to be able to take regular classes i n undergraduate school, my
grade did not qualify, so I had to take on e more Englis h clas s
before takin g the regular classes. Althoug h I was studyin g as
hard as I could, my grade was far from what was expected, which
made me struggle and feel depressed. Besides , I was paying all
of th e tuitio n myself, an d I coul d no t affor d t o tak e anothe r
English class . I explained to my teacher and Diane my situa tion. Then , when they understood m y situation and my dedication to future effort , the y let me take regular classes instea d of
another Englis h class . I have bee n applyin g myself studyin g
regular classes sinc e then. Generall y speaking, I could not have
taken regula r classes , bu t I coul d d o i t thanks t o thei r confi dence in me. I do not want them to regret what they have don e
for me . Wheneve r I have a hard tim e catchin g up i n regula r
classes an d am about t o lose confidence t o study , I remembe r
what my teacher and Diane told me; "Naomi, we know you always stud y hard , we know you can do it , so we believe your
future effort. " I have bee n tryin g to do my best not to betra y
their trust. The y have very supportive. Thank s to their confi dence and support I am graduating now. I f I did not have thei r
trust and support, I would not be able to graduate.
Pictured is Diane Dugan (back row, second from left) with
ALCC students (Photo provided by Jessie Su).
" A beautifu l smile and an open heart." This is how the
students of th e international Center described and remembe r
Mrs. Dugan .
Her offic e was always open to everyone. Sh e was dedicated to her job and she was a great role model.
When I arrived here along with the other foreign students, I was hesitant abou t walking outside the Internationa l
Center an d just tryin g to ge t involve d o n campus , bu t sh e
changed al l o f that.
I have learned a lot of things since I came here; English ,
culture, friendshi p an d s o on . Diane has taugh t me abou t th e
wonderful relationshi p between teacher s and students by he r
character an d behavior. I really had a great time with all of my
classmates an d teachers in E S L, an d I am proud of this E S L .
Besides, Diane is my director, counselor, teacher, tutor and my
mother in the United States. Than k you mother, I am graduating.
Last year with her help arid supervision, we were able
to create the first A L CC indoo r soccer team and we won the
tournament. Fo r some o f us, it was the first time we were a
part of the campus community.
Naomi Okumoto/From Japan
This was only one of th e many things that Mrs. Duga n
has done for her students.
Dear Mrs . Dugan : From al l of us o n the A S T team ,
including myself, thank you fo r everything. We will miss you.
Massimiliano Pupino/From Italy
The Observer
November 17,1999
It is hard to say goodbye to somebody when they hav e
been very special in the moments that you feel depressed an d
the moment s tha t you feel s o happy. Fo r international stu dents, it is a pleasure t o know Mrs. Duga n because she is an
angel to us, especiall y if you are a new student and you do
not have any friends that can help you. I want to say to Mrs .
Dugan, "Thanks for giving your hand in those moments tha t
we neede d someon e th e most. " I hope tha t it is not just a
simple "goodbye." Instead , I hope that it will be "see you in a
while." Tak e care and know that we w i ll really miss you.
When the snow begins to fall and the Christmas bells
begin to ring, you w i ll be leaving us. Still , the internationa l
students have a long way to go and we w i ll have to continu e
without you .
On tha t windy day, you told me with a smile, " Do not
worry because I know the new director w i ll love all my chil dren a s I did. " With a kiss and a hug, you go back t o you r
office. I couldn't go an y further. Standin g at the corne r of
A L C C , rememberin g your leaving date is soon coming, th e
wind is blowing still and tears are falling on my face.
The apple trees shed their leaves without pain. Th e flowers
shed their petals withou t tears. The y know there is always
another sprin g waiting for them.
Wilson Alfonso/From Colombi a
Dear Diane,
Diane, what w i l l nex t sprin g be lik e fo r the interna tional students?
You ma y not remember this, but thank you fo r giving
me your help when I registered for the room change o n campus. Y o u called the residenc e offic e an d tol d m e wha t I
needed t o do. Afte r movin g into another dorm , you asked
me sometime s ho w I was doing. I am a transfer studen t s o
you migh t not know a lot about me, but I know you! Yo u ar e
such a nice person, an d you treat us with respect an d kind ness. W e w i ll miss you!
RememberAfter we had flown thousands of miles away from our
homes, i t wa
s your smile that first comforted our
trembling hearts.
After we had suffered from culture shock, it was your
love for us foreig n kids that helped us b e adopte d b y a n
American Papa and M o m
After we had struggled from class to class, it was your
advice that helpe d us to have the courage to go further .
After w e had cried from prejudiced treatment, it was
your shoulder that supported us and was always there for us.
Yuki Yamaguchi/From Japan
Never forget ~
Our firs t inexperience d presentation, yo u were say ing wit h tears, " D id yo u hear that? They are al l my children.
Now, the y can speak. "
I'm reall y sad to lear n that Mrs. Duga n is going to
retire from the International Cente r at New Hampshire C o l lege. Sh e was a wonderful teacher and left a big footprin t on
my heart . I t was her who made m e wake up and opened th e
door for me, someone wh o was leading an inactive and gut less life. Thanks to you, I figured out the meaning of lif e an d
learning at New Hampshire College.
Yes, Diane , it's always your smile and love that make
us al l different. Peopl e who don't understan d internationa l
students think we are handicapped. You , a s a mother, helped
us progress fro m crawling to standing, and from standing t o
walking. I t was you that carried these teary-eyed kids without any shame. Whil e we still cannot run, yo u are leaving us.
Through her I have known and kept a great relationship with one American family. Moreover , because I liked to
play baseball , sh e introduce d m e t o a little league basebal l
team, and asked the manager i f he had a volunteer job for me
as their coach. A s well a s helping me wit h my life o n campus, sh e took me outside o f the college in order to sho w m e
American life and American culture. Sh e has helped to make
me who I am today.
I don' t wan t yo u to go, but I know your going is another lesso n about ho w to love people. Whe n you told m e
retirement w i l l allo w you to spend more time with your aging mother-in-law , I realized why you deserve al l our love
and respect. A good-bye w i l l no t tak e yo u away; you w i l l
remain in our hearts. Diane , thanks for all the memories you
left to us. Thank s for everything you have done fo r us, as a
mother, an advisor and a friend.
I reall y woul d lik e t o exten d m y appreciatio n an d
gratitude fo r her support i n aiding us with our lives not only
in colleg e but als o in the Unite d States . I t wa s he r helpfu l
contribution that made our lives successful; she also brought
a smile to my face and all o f the international students at New
Hampshire College . I hope tha t the res t of her lif e w i l l b e
substantial and wonderful. I 'm glad to be able to celebrate th e
coming of the magnificent new millennium together with her.
Jessie Su/From Taiwan
Yuichi Ishida/From Japan
November 17,199 9
The Observer
What should be the next Voices and Faces question?
B y Jami e Savag e
Ariane Hueber , E r i c a Elder , Patrick K i r c h e r,
Amanda Ren o an d Rya n Eberma n
'Who was the best group at the Lip Sync?" (Coco
and the Cabana Girls)
K e i t h Fulle r
Senior Busines s Administratio n
M a j o r ( 3 year )
"Why ask why?"
Scott Hirschber g
Junior Communcatio n Majo r
'Why can't Latino women give us a
David Snuffe r
Senior Sport s Managemen t M a j o r
"Who's the biggest pimp on campus?
M a t t Hoga n
Freshman Undecide d
'Why does the cafe close so early?"
Melissa C o r m i e r
Sophomore Culinar y Major
"Which apartment has the best parties?"
The Observer
November 17,1999
Ben Sutc h Darc
Senior Busines s Sport
Administration men
M a j o r ( 3 year )
Elizabeth Robert s an d Sara h Zid e
Freshmen C u l i n a r y Majors
"Why do people steal your laundry? "
y Tippie
s Manage t M a j or
"Who's the coolest girl on campus?"
Courtney Cot e
Freshman Busines s Administratio n M a j or
"What is NHC cafeteria food?"
Nathan Grube r
Sophomore Busines s A d m i n
istration M a j o r
"Do I make you horny?"
A m y Austi n an d Jes s Plourd e
J u n i o r Psycholog y Major s
"Who's had the greatest impact on your life?"
Joel Beaulie u
Freshman Undecide d
"What do you do when there's a monkey
on your back?"
November 17,1999
The Observer
Editors' Note: Students' opinions are accepted to be published
on the opinion page, yet they do not necessarily reflect the views
of the editorial staff. If anyone would like to write about his/
her religious beliefs, that Will also be accepted for publication
on this page.
Good News:
M a r k e t i n g Jesu s
By Mark Williams
In the worid today, marketing is used to sell everything from cars to
toilet paper. A s a Christian, my jo b is to sell Jesus Christ to the
world around me. Jesu s is a very marketable commodity. H e em bodies love, happiness, giving, caring and, mos t importantly, life.
By givin g your "higher power" the name Jesus Christ, the Son o f
God, confessin g your sins to Him an d believing that He ha s died in
your stead to secure your place in Heaven, you ca n liv e out your life
on earth with the assurance that the second (spiritual) death cannot
touch you. Joh n 11:26 says, "And whosoeve r liveth and believeth in
me shall never die. Beheves t thou this?" This comfort will influence
your personality, attitudes and interactions with others in a way noth ing else can .
Your new life in Christ will be evident toothers around you, an d yo u
can begi n selling the greatest product this worid has ever known, the
Rock of Salvation, King of Heaven and Earth, Jesus.
Cultural isolation at
NHC: overcomin g
language and national
New Hampshir e College
has somethin g tha t man y othe r
schools in the area, and the country
for that matter, don't have-a diverse,
international student body. With this
in mind, you woul d think that students at N HC woul d go ou t of thenway t o use this diversity as a way
for Americans to learn about foreign
cultures and for international students
to learn about America n culture.
Unfortunately, this is not the case.
Our campu s resembles the segre gation movements seen in the 1950s
and 1960s.
I have had the pleasure of
meeting students from Italy, Taiwan,
Someu^newfromhirMier. Almost
half of CHI T student population is comprised of"international students," a
term I us e rathe r loosely here; I
would personally like to use the term
"global students," because this can
be said for Americans as well. Ho w
many times must we be reminded
that through the course of history our
ancestors hav e com e t o u s fro m
these countries we no w fear ? "Global students," especially the business
student of the 21" century, will need
to have a thorough knowledge ofthe
world's cultures, nationalities and
I woul d lik e everyon e t o
look at himself or hersel f and see
what they trdyadmiremtfiernselves,
and, then , I would like you t o walk
up to a student of a culture and naBlame for the segregation of tionality different from your own and
students with different national and begin to see their positive traits. You
cultural backgrounds than our ow n will surely see you wil l have comcan b e attribute d t o a variet y of mon points , and you wil l be able to
things. News media in the United build a bridge tounderstanding the
States show us the terror and tur- differences as well. There are many
moil of many countries around the organizations on campus that proworld. Seeing images of turmoil in mote diversity and an understandthe Middle East, the disintegration ing o f the cultural, national and reliof the former Soviet Union and civil gious differences o n our campus.
wars in Europe and Africa have filled We hav e the Association for Cul our ideas of an "international per- tural Exchange, the Muslim Student
spective." Slogans and beliefs such Association, the Human Rights Asas "losing the war toJripan" in busi- sociation and a plethora of other orness have also led to an anti-foreign ganizations that give NHC its image
sentiment i n th e Unite d States . of "where the worid comes tomind."
Americans fear international citizens -wefear the loss in business,
war and, I would like to
In closing
in wel l being . Many Americans see every student at N HC loo k to
worry tha t thei r reig n upo n th e being the "global student" as op"throne of the world" will be ended. posed to the xenophobe. Us e the
When the Revelation is fulfilled, we will all be shown our eternity, and
some of us will not like what we see . Jesu s is the only way to ensure
that your eternity is fellowship with God i n Heaven. Most people in
the world todayacknowledge that mere is a "higher power" governing th e forces of nature and our lives. Thes e people are just three
steps away from a personal relationship with El Shaddai, the all powerful one.
By Keith McLaren
nophobia,or the fear offoreigners,
has becom e a majo r malad y in
American culture. And many international students fear Americans,
too, for many ofthe same reasons.
Many of you ma y not se e
the signs of xenophobia at NHC, but
here are a few examples . When yo u
get in the cafeteria, look at the seating arrangements . Wit h very, very
few exceptions , the tables are di vided by nationality . Very few students share lunch with people with
a cultura l background other tha n
their own. Now , thin k about your
classes. Many international students
are forced to migrate into corners
or to the front of the room because
American students (subconsciously
I may add) have decided to exclude
So, ar e yo u wondering ,
"How d o we overcome this?" The
answer is a rather one simple if yo u
think about it . I tell many people
who exhibi t the signs of xenophobia
that they should spend one minute
talking to one student of a different
nationality o r cultur e an d lear n
China, Japan, France, Sweden, Turkey an d the Philippines, to name a
few o f th e places that our student
body comes from. I have learned
there are cultural similarities bet^
popular American culture, norms
and beliefs, and the beliefs shared
by student s the world over. It has
made my stay at N HC muc h more
intellectually stimulating and enjoyable. Cultural diversity is one of the
major factors that led to my comin g
to N H C. O n th e other hand, many
students here do not take advantage
of the global orientation of our students. Many fear what they don' t
know, and cultural and languag e
barriers cause4he greatest fear. Xe -
luxury of our differences to increase
your educational and social experiences here, or you ma y be missing
out on meeting half of the student
population. I implore all "global students" to write to The Observe r to
share their nationalities, cultures or
beliefs with the rest of the student
Team of the decade
By Peter Lopez
How d o we measure which
team is the best for a decade? B y
the number of games they won or
by th e number of World Championships won? Fo r th e 1990s there
were really only four teams who ca n
argue they were the best of the decade. However, only one of the four
can be called the 'Team ofthe '90s."
First, there are the Cleve land Indians. With fivestraight division titlesfrom 1995-99, two World
Series appearances and one of th e
best winning percentages of the decade, th e Indian s deserv e t o b e
named one o f the best of the de cade. However , the lack of solid
pitching and the inability to win th e
"Big Game" extinguish the Indians'
chance at being the best of the '90s.
Being one of the two teams
to win multiple world championships
in the decade, the Toronto Blue Jays
should be considered. Led b y manager Cito Gaston and star players
Joe Carter , Devo n Whit e an d
Roberto Alomar, the Blue Jays wo n
the 199 2 and 199 3 World Serie s
with good pitching and timelyhitting,
including Carter's memorable series-
November 17,1999
credible moral character worthy of
your attention, if not your vote. Disregard the usual cynicism that surrounds politics and pay attention ;
God has brought the people a man
apparently worthy of fulfilling th e
obligations of leading this country.
Regardless of your opinion, my intention is not to sway your vote; I
Would rather that this article simply
spark some motivation in respect to
your civic duty to participate in our
right to choose.
The Observer
clinching homeru n i n 199 3 of f
Philadelphia's Mitc h Williams .
However, the club's inability to challenge for a pennant in-the second half
of the decade ruins their chance at
being the best of the decade.
After going from "Worst" in
1990 to "First" in 1991, the Atlanta
Braves dominate d th e Nationa l
League throughout the decade with
a great pitching staff and solid hitting. With five World Series appearances, one world championship, two
divisional titles and the best winning
percentage o f th e decade , th e
Braves certainly have the credentials
to be named the 'Team of the '90s."
However, the Braves had the same
problem the Minnesota Vikings of
the 70s and Buffalo Bills of the early
'90s had. They couldn't win the big
game. B y winning only one world
tide in five chances, the Braves can
be called the "Second Best of the
Finally, there are the New
York Yankees. In the beginning of
the decade, they weren't the best.
But from 1995-99 they were. Wit h
one of the best winning percentages
of the decade, two divisional tides
in 1995 and 1997 and world championships in 1996,1998 and 1999,
the Yankees earn the honor of being
not only the 'Team of the '90s" but
the' Team of the Century'' with their
25 titles.
Unlike other winning teams,
the Yankees won three titles with
three different playin g styles. I n
1996, they beat a Braves team that
was better than them by playing with
emotion generated by manager Joe
Torre's brother's sickness. In 1998,
they just beat everyone as they enjoyed the best season of any team
in recent memory. Then, this past
season the Yankees, back to being
mortal, too k advantag e of every
opportunity their opponents gave
them. This was evident by their victories ove r th e Re d Sox and th e
Braves in the playoffs. Ever y time
there wa s a n error , th e Yankee s
capitalized. That is a sign of not only
a great team, but it also gives the
team the title 'Team of the '90s."
spect because it is not "politically
correct." I f we turn our attention to
the Brooklyn Art exhibit, we see that
all we need to do to make religious
material "politically correct" is throw
some animal feces on it or put an
upside-down cross in ajar of urine
and we have "art." It instantly becomes acceptable for that purpose
alone. So , following this standard,
all we should have to do to hang the
Ten Commandment s i n a public
school is throw a little crap on it and
call it art. I hope that Mr. Bauer's
Mr. Bauer, I pray that you
point is as obvious to you as it is to restore this country to its status of a
"shining city on ahill."
Mr. Bauer is a man of in-
Election year will soon be
upon us
By Matthew Buzzell
Returning to pursue my formal education has helped me refine
my character in many positive ways.
I find myself connecting various aspects of my life with other subjects
that are increasingly obvious, but
were never presented to me in a revealing manner before. Th e easiest
way I can explain it follows.
Consider yourself in class two, maybe three years ago - dur ing your high school career. Can you
remember askin g questions lik e
"What does this have to do with me
being a (insert your intended career
here)? Ho w will I ever use this?"
As naive as we were, it was a rare
case when we knew the actual profession we would pursue. Man y of
us, in retrospect, can now see some
kind of connection between our high
school curriculum and our futur e
careers. Perhaps the actual contents
of said classes were not that enlightening, but the analytical skills and
quantitative analysis our brains have
become capable of certainly help us
at our current level of education.
Developing a philosophy of
life* however relevant that philosophy may or may not be, requires the
same critical thinking skills that we
continually learn. T o truly "know
thyself an d make intelligent decisions about our lives, we must not
look only inward, but be capable of
recognizing the effects o f our envi-
ronment and culture. I recently had
a chance to listen to a man who is
truly aware of these elements and
their effects on society.
On Novembe r 9 , I wa s
blessed with the inclination to visit
Saint Anselm College in order to
attend a presentation by Republican
presidential candidate, Gary Bauer.
Mr. Baue r was there to deliver a
speech titled "Anti-Christian Bigotry
in America " i n which h e coura geously exposed the increasingly
regular attacks on people of faith by
the cultural and political elite of our
country. Mr. Bauer highlighted such
controversial issues as the Brooklyn Museum of Art's Virgin Mary
exhibit and the separation of church
and state . I n hi s discourse , Mr.
Bauer specifically cited the introductory words of our Constitution: 'We
hold these truths to be self-evident,
that all men are created equal and
endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights. .." Mr. Bauer
used this as the basis for his speech
in which he faithfully confessed the
Divine emanation of our guaranteed
Citing the aforementione d
examples, Mr. Bauer asked the audience to consider the facts that we
live in a country where it is no longer
acceptable t o hang the Ten Commandments in a public school, participate i n public prayer at those same
schools nor even discuss Christianity openly . Students , a s wel l a s
teachers, are restricted in this re13
Jaye's Thoughts:
Am I allowed to breathe clean
By Jaye Friday X930 4
Everywhere I go I see people filling their lungs with a thick cloud of
poison. I know it's their choice and they can do what they want, but
it's when I have to breathe the same air their smoke defiles that I get
angry. I don't like it when I walk out of a building and there is a small
group of people puffing on cancer, blowing their smoke my way and
I get a big whiff of it. I don't want to poison my body with secondhand death. I want to live and breathe clean air. I hate the smell of
tobacco, hate to get the smell on my clothes and my body. It is a
sickening cancer that my body will not partake in. I don't want acetone and tar to enter my body; it only weakens the lungs and causes
cancer and many other diseases. Second-hand smoke is linked to
stroke; I really don't want to have a stroke because of someone's
gross habit. I think the school should move smoking areas away from
the buildings. I know someone who has asthma, and he said if he
breathes in too much smoke it can cause an asthma attack . So it
would be a good idea for this school to move the smokers away from
the doorways of the buildings so an asthma attack doesn't occur and
cause the school any trouble.
Continuing on this subject of smoking being a means of killing yourself, shouldn't it be illegal to smoke? Suicide is illegal; smoking is a
slow suicide. Wouldn't it be a logical thing to make smoking illegal?
Also, it kills other people too. Breathing in second-hand smoke causes
cancer, just like smoking. Cancer is fatal. If someone dies because of
cancer caused by second- hand smoke, I would think everyone who
was smoking around that person should be convicted of murder.
I just don't understand the thoughts behind allowing companies to
spread their propaganda feces across this world just to kill people for
money. Well, I suppose that is the reason, MONEY. The government
is regulating this stuff, so I bet they get a cut of the profits. I would
think the government would stop anyone who tried to cut in on thenjobs, but with a cut of the profits I can see the government turning
their heads from this. If the government was so concerned with how
this nation is going, they would ban tobacco use. Kinda like a new
Prohibition. The government actually cared back then when they
banned alcohol use. Now it is time again for change, but it won't
happen because these companies have a tight stranglehold on this
nation of mindless consumers. Throw a product in their face...they
I believe that a change must be made. I can't stand by and watch as
this sickness is not confronted. I want to know who out there is also
sickened by this, and we shall riseas one and make a force of change.
I may be the only person fighting for this, but I won't be silenced.
"This is my statement of life in a dying world." Morning Again
November 17,1999
The Observer
More Opinion
Recycling at NHC: Wher e is r it?
By Amy Eastman
How man y o f yo u hav e
walked aroun d campu s o n th e
weekends, or any day for that matter, and seen all kinds of aluminum
cans and plastic bottles in the garbage cans or lying around? Thi s
sight is a common occurrence a t
NHC. Cans , especially beer cans,
litter the walkways as well as hallways and stairwell s of the apartment
complexes. I would estimate that
probably about 5 0 percent o f the
contents o f the garbage consists o f
aluminum cans and plastic bottles.
Every da y maintenanc e peopl e
empty the garbage, which consists
of these recyclable items, and haul it
off somewhere , probably to the lo cal dump . Thes e items are not being taken to a local recycling center
when they should be. Instead , of
sitting in a dump-yard or a landfill
simply taking up space, they could
be used in a much more productive
manner, like being recycled to make
new cans or plastic bottles.
I feel that this issue of NH C
not recycling is a very sad one. There
is no reason why i t shouldn't have a
program in place. That fact, is that
many people are just plain lazy and
don't feel like doing their part. Other
colleges have recycling programs
and N HC shoul d do the same. I f
we had a recycling center, it would
open up more work-study opportunities for the students here as wel l
as benefit the environment
The absence of a recycling
effort is seen not only in the residential areas, but also in the cafeteria.
A l l those plastic plate covers and
plastic cups could be recycled, but
it just isn't being done. What is the
deal with all the Styrofoam use i n
the cafeteria? Styrofoa m is not biodegradable an d takes up space in
landfills. Thes e products are no t
environmentally friendly and should
The last places to address
are the mailrooms, the one in the
Student Cente r an d th e on e i n
Washington Hall. W e all receive
newsletters in our mailboxes that we
just simply throw away in the garbage cans. Thes e could be easily
recycled. Or , wha t happens to the
Observer newspaper tha t you are
reading right now? Yo u wil l most
likely dispose of this newspaper i n
the garbag e ca n whe n yo u ar e
through with it. Thi s should not be
happening, plain and simple .
I have thought of some solutions to these problems. Fo r th e
residential areas, we should place big
An Art s and Entertainment Editor and an Advertising Manager.
If interested, please come to our
next meetin g o n Thursda y a t
12:45 p.m . in the SG A Conference Room.
buckets—one for aluminum, one fo r
plastic and glass, and one for pape r
products—in all of the dormitories
on eac h floor . The y shoul d b e
placed on every floor in the apartments, an d i n each o f th e tow n
houses. The y would be easily accessible to the resident s o f these
areas. A ll it takes is just a little extra
time and thought.
I feel that this
". .everything happens
for a reason"
issue of NHC
not recyclin g
is a very sa d
By Peter Eagles
Two celebritie s an d ove r
200civilian airline passengers have
been killed in aircraft accidents over
the last five months. An d those are
only the accidents that have drawn
me mos t publicity.
JFK Jr., Payne Steward and
the passengers of EgyptAir Flight
990have all recently died in crashes.
Planes carrying civilians have been
falling like rain, or at least it seems
that way to some. "I' m a frequen t
flyer an d I' m afrai d to leave th e
ground rightnow. It seems like they
[aircrafts] have been droppings like
flies," said sophomore CIS majo r
Frank Verdillo.
Some peopl e hav e eve n
gone so far as to blame the recen t
rash of aircraft accidents on the Y 2K
hug. " I think Y 2K is starting to affect the planes' computer systems,"
adds Verdillo.
* Culinary Arts major Steve
Vercontaire does not agree. "I don't
think the bug [Y2K] has anything to
do with it; it's not even the millenium
As scared as some may be,
the facts are, according to statistics
from the National Transportation
Safety Boar
d (http:/
As fa r a s th e cafeteri a i s
concerned, I think we shoul d have
three-way trashcans. On e section
should be for plasti c and glass, one
for aluminum , and one for regula r
garbage. W e should also switch
from Styrofoam to paper or cardboard plates. McDonald's, for example, switched from Styrofoam
packaging to cardboard packaging
because Styrofoam does not benefit the environment W e shoul d do
the same at N H C .
For th e mailrooms, labeled
buckets should be placed near them
so students can dispose o f paper
products in them for recycling, rather
than in the garbage cans.
The lack of recycling here
is a very big problem, one that cannot be tackled by an individual person. Thi s is going to need the support of a large percentage of the student body as wel l a s faculty and
administration. This campus needs
your help! I f you agre e that this issue is a problem, then let's do something about it. Spea k to your class
S G A office r and as k that he/she
brings this issue up at the next meeting. O r better yet, go directly to the
top. Talk to the president of the college an d se e wha t h e ha s t o sa y
about thi s problem . Mayb e if
enough people speak up about this
and bring it to the attention o f th e
administration, we can get a recycling program started an d do our
part to help this environment.
www.ntsb.gov), there were only 48
U.S. airline accidents in 1998 , non e
of which were classified as major.
The NTSB defines an accident as
major if aPatt 12 1 aircraft was destroyed, thee were multiple fatalities
or there was one fatality and a Part
121 aircraft was substantially damaged. The y define an accident as
serious if there was fatality without
substantial damag e t o a Part 12 1
aircraft or there was at least one serious injury and a Part 121 wa s substantially damaged. Anothe r table
from the NTSB reports there were
zero fatalities from the accidents in
1998. On e chart showed there were
only 0.436 major accidents per million hours flown and not one serious
Sophomore Phillip Cargill
was never alarme d by the recen t
string of accidents. 'It doesn't make
me afraid to fly; I just think everything happens for a reason," he said.
But, despit e the facts provided by the NTSB, people are still
skeptical about flying. JaySterritt ,
a Hotel/Restauran t Managemen t
major said, " A ll these crashes are
starting to put serious doubts into my
mind about flying."
Employment opportunity
The New Hampshir e College Journal will have a position for a student
assistant/intern to work with the Journal editor during the spring term of
2000. The ideal candidate will be someone with strong writing, editorial
and copy-editing skills, who als o has an interest in print media and a desire
to learn how a magazine is produced. Interested students should contact
Journal editor David Bradt in Stark 18. Th e openin g will be filled by early
December. This is a paid position.
The Observer
November 17,1999
By Melissa Cowdrey
On Octobe r 29 and 30, six
Drama Clu b member s presente d
"Spoon River Anthology," a play
that was about a n hour in length.
Each membe r playe d numerou s
parts in the show. There were about
forty characters represented i n the
somewhat, at first, confusing plot.
The pla y included characters reminiscing about their lives and what the
last important moments were before
their deaths. Some ofthe events they
remembered lea d up to or partly
caused their deaths. This play is the
work of Edgar Lee Masters , who
was bom i n 1868 and grew up near
Spoon River in Illinois.
Gladdy White directed the
play, Rachel Schor was assistan t di rector, se t desig n wa s by White,
Charles Wilbert was credited with
the set construction and Ryan Fulton
ran the lighting and sound. The en semble of actors and actresses included Brook e Bourassa, Gary
Carkin, Katie Darling, Susan Spencer, Ti m Stockman an d Rachel
This play had a bit o f dancing and some great acting as well as
wonderful singing . Ther e was a
good turnout for both performances.
Jam bands
By Richie Victorino
Try doin g it over 100 times
a year, give or take. You' d do it al l
over the country, even cross borders and seas just to do it.
Can yo u imagin e a life on
the road, eating take-out daily and
perfprming in front of crowds who
cling to everything you do? You
perform in front of people who hav e
been touring with you becaus e with
you o n stage, no one knows what's
next, and they don't want to miss a
This is the life of a jam ban d
Jam band s are generally described
as having a blue-grass folk rhythm
style. However, jam band s are also
known t o writ e new musi c constantly, creating thousands of differ ent sounds for thei r audience.
You may have heard of the
Grateful Dead. The Grateful Dead
performed over 2,000 shows while
front-man Jerry Garcia was alive.
They performed for crowds over
100,000, selling out large venues fo r
five days straight Ye t they managed
to have only one top-ten son g on
the Billboar d charts , "Touc h of
Grey," in over 30 year s of making
Yet that is the uniqueness o f
the music created by jam bands . I n
a time when record deals and radio
hits are in the minds of young musicians everywhere, one tends to ask,
"What happene d t o just makin g
music, not money 7*
You can pay anywhere from
$45 or more to see one show of a
"big name " musical group. Wha t
you'll hear for the most part is th e
music that comes out of the radio
and/or CD players. Albeit you'll see
your favorite rock stars in person (if
you ca n catc h a glimpse through the
herds of people), aren't you ther e
to hear the music?
- Band&suc
h as;=phish .and
Strangefolk (wh o generally have
cheaper ticket s for concerts) us e
touring as their primary means of
spreading music, like the Grateful
Dead, rathe r tha n recor d sales .
Like the bands, follower s of ja m
bands consider the concert, not the
album, as essentially important
These bands change their set
lists each night they perform. There
are times that a certain song isn't
played in years, which makes it special if you're there to hear it live if
it's never played again. Jam band s
push their songs to their absolute limits, creating songs within songs. They
combine different songs creating an
unforgettable sound that can't be du plicated. During a show, the band
can tak e you through jams wher e
you don' t know what's coming next
and neither do they. Bu t n o one on
stage or watching loses a beat.
That's the power of music.
Take Strangefolk, a band
out of Burlington, Vermont They're
made up of a rhythm guitarist, lead
guitarist, bassis t an d drummer .
Sounds lik e a normal rock band,
right? Listen to them and you' 11 hear
a sound that just can't be mistaken
for someon e else. "If you listen only
to the acoustic side, you may end
up thinking Eagles or worse. But
try walking up to the speaker and
letting the electric sounds blow yo u
away. Quit e simply, this is a very
trippy band. An d onc e you get it
you' 11 never want to turn back," says
Andy Bernstein , write fo r "Th e
Pharmers Almanac," a book about
the jam ban d Phish as well as other
jam bands .
Before a song makes it to
radio, hours and hours of takes and
retakes ar e done . Change s an d
modifications are done to "perfect"
the songs a s much as possible so
mat the people will like them. But
music is created by people, not technology. An d people aren't perfect,
so why shoul d music be?
When you fin d people wh o
like jam bands , you'll see a common enthusias m for the music. Their
fans know about the musicians as
people, not just rock gods.
Instead of hours of studio
time dressing up music tosuit the pop
culture at the time,jam band s give
the audience what they deserve to
hear. Music in its purest form: experimental jams, intense guitars an d
keyboards, an unpredictable ride
into one of the oldest forms of hu -
man entertainment an d expression
long before record deals and radio
were invented. Sweet beautiful mu sic where you neve r know when the
song will end. You'r e taken away
from the real world as long as the
bands allow you to be. Yo u fee d
off o f their music as much as they
feed off o f your enthusiasm. Noth ing ca n b e as intense as being at the
mercy of the band, where you ca n
be who you wan t to be and no one
cares. The musi c controls you, forcing yo u t o start moving your head
and tapping your feet. Befor e yo u
realize it, you're dancing.
Welcome to the life of ja m
"You ca n dance , dance ,
move your feet and lose your mindYou ca n dance , dance ,
leave your troubled world behind."
"Dance" Strangefolk
Note: Y o u can se e
Strangefolk at the Worcester Palladium on November 27 .
Gonzo movie review:
"I feel tikeI've been in a coma
Manchester at incredible speeds,
for the past twenty yearsand
Mel Gibson in the "Road Warjust now waking up."
rior," and I could've sworn that I
-Lester Burnham
saw John Belushi standing outside
I wanted to see this movie
ever since I saw the commercial fo r
it a few weeks ago. A h yes , I remember it well; I was sitting alone
on the couch in Hillsboro watching
TV, heavily sedated of course (I like
it tha t way) , an d th e traile r fo r
"American Beauty" came on and
rudely snapped me out of the comalike stupor I was in. I stared helplessly transfixed at the screen while
by the time the commercial ended I
was giggling uncontrollably with excitement an d anticipation . \ The
movie looke d completel y
twisted.. .it was perfect for this gig .
I immediately called up headquarters because I knew that I had found
my nex t perilous assignment: climb
into the ringand wrestle "American
Beauty" armed with nothing except
my astonishin g good looks and m y
own bran d of gonzo journalism.
I was running very late; m y
deadline was in like five hours and
headquarters was getting quite im patient with this chain-smoking Lit
major fro m Rhode Island. I was
racing throug h th e streets o f
of a car wash that I passed on South
Willow. I slammed on the brakes
for a better look and was almos t
crunched from behind by a car full
of nuns, but there was no one there.
It was onl y a hallucination of my un stable mind Ther e are still some of
us out there, like me, for example,
who refus e t p except the fact, for
whatever reason, that John Belushi
is dead. I drove the rest of the way
to the theater a little freaked out and
took my sea t just as the movie was
being fire d u p an d th e preview s
started to roll.
First-time filmmaker Sam
Mendes has crafted a brilliant film
here. Leste r Burnham, played by
Kevin Space y in one o f the best
performances o f hi s career , i s a
bored, unhappy husband and father
living in suburban America. Lester
hates his job, an d bot h hi s wif e
Carolyn (Annett e Bening ) an d
daughter Jane (Thora Birch) think
he is a loser. Leste r undergoes a n
epiphany of sorts when he becomes
infatuated with one ofhis daughter's
friends, a Lolita-like cheerleader and
vixen named Angela (Mena Suvari).
(continued on page 17)
The Observer
November 17,1999
Sunday night at the AV
B y Be n DeGennaro
It's very quiet, relaxed, al- thought, especially when great services such as the A /V studio are so
most tranquil until...
"Quick, I need a transpar- easily accessible.
Matt works about 20 hours
ency for a Humanities presentation, " exclaims a worried Fresh- a week and receives minimum wage,
but he said, "I have no complaints."
However, h e has yet to trudg e
"Procrastination," the
man behind the counter con- through snow hauling a projector
cart to the opposite end of campus
"Procrastawhat?" ques- while snowflakes sting his face and
tions the Freshman, now shaking the harsh New Hampshire winter
while looking at the clock on the winds send vicious chills through his
body. Mart's eyes widene d for a
Matt then casually asks, moment after I reminded him of this,
but he just took it in stride saying he
"Color or black and white?"
"Ihave a choice? Umm... still enjoys his job.
Matt sometimes keeps busy
Two minutes later, the by building projector carts or helptransparency is done and 9,000 ing his boss, Tom Helm, install ceilheartbeats, 75 minutes and one ing projectors. But Matt always reoral presentation after that the members tobring homework in case
Freshman comes back to the Au- the A /V studio is as "congested" as
dio/Visual studio saying, "Sorry I it is tonight
The door then opened again,
forgot to pay. How much do I owe
and a student approached the front
counter. "Ca n I use the graphics
"One color transparcomputer room?" Her soft innocent
ency... $1.50."
The Freshman pulls out $2 tone indicated she was sorry for insaying, "Keep the change, I think terrupting our boredom.
"Mything for a lady " Matt
I got an A."
his best Mel Gibson im"Good for you!" Matt
personation. Revealing his bulging
says with a smile.
Starting this fall semester, biceps under a tightwhite tee-shirt,
junior Matt Theroux has been help- he pushed himself out of the chair.
A faint sigh passed through
ing students like die Freshman while
working at the A /V studio . Matt her lips as Matt strut by her to unhappily too k the time to tell me lock the door.
Matt leisurely came back,
about the many functions of the A /
V studio , while working one busy looked at the clock and toldme, 'It's
break time." I bellowed out an enSunday night
Between bites of mystery thusiastic "Wuhoo, " though i t
chicken, Matt, who was by himself seemed he was already on break.
for a five-hourshift, toldme the three
computers here have the same programs as the library, but there is also
a photo scanner, which students may
use to scan anything from photographs to beer bottle labels onto a
After finishin g his dinner
Matt looked through the doorway
from his chair. The mechanical sound
of a n automatic doo r coul d b e
heard. "Customer?", I questioned
hoping to see an A /V worker in action. "No , he's just using the phone."
M y disappointment diminished while looking over the counter
Five minutes after the break
into Mart's work area. A computer
automatic door opened
to lo g timesfor equipment use, rows
of video tapes on several shelves, a again. "Finally, a customer!" I said
video camera, a copy machine and grabbing my note pad and pen,
a transparency maker - al l there for ready to take notes on the skills Matt
the students. Maybe having towork has developed during the first two
30 hours a week to pay for an NHC months of his tour-of-duty as an aueducation isn't so bad after all , I dio and visual communication spe-
"Anything fo r
a lady, " Matt
replied in his
best Mel
Gibson imper sonation.
Attention, al l presidents an d PR officers o f N HC organizations! Mor e an d more club s ar e using emai l and th e
Internet as a means of communication. A s an officer of the
CIS Club as well as Managing Editor of The Observer, I rely
heavily o n being abl e t o reach member s o f those organizations. I can call, leave messages, hope the y ar e returned an d
wait. I could als o use word of mouth an d hope tha t peopl e
remember thei r commitments an d obligations. However, the
best method I have found is through email. And the best email
service I have use d i s OneList (http://www.onehst.com). If
you are familiar with creating a group or distribution list with
your email, then you will feel at home with OneList. OneList
allows any member o f your list to email the group from any
computer. S i m p l y sen d a messag e t o yourgroup @ onelist.com an d the message i s instantly delivere d
to your entire group, available for their viewing pleasure at a
convenient time. Even if you're not a member o f a club, you
can join communitie s create d b y others. Communitie s are
grouped by every topic imaginable. If you can't fin d the right
community, then creat e your own!
Another terrifi c servic e tha t has been makin g head lines i s DialPad. DialPa d (http://www.dialpad.com) allow s
the use r t o make fre e long-distanc e call s anywher e i n the
United States. Simpl y plug in a microphone and headset and
you're connected ! DialPa d require s user s to sign up and fil l
out a small questionnaire i n order to create their accounts .
Have you got a computer question and are not sure to
whom you should turn? Well, I have the solution. Two websites, both operatin g fo r at least tw o years, are offering fre e
email tec h support ; jus t fo r the asking. No question i s too
easy o r too technical for this grou p a s the responses com e
from a larg e an d divers e voluntee r group . Chec k out
N o Wonder ( http://www.nowonder.com) an d Nerd-Patrol
Many o f my reader s aske d abou t wher e t o find fre e
clip art. I am including a few sites: Clip-Art (http://www.clipart.com). ClipArt (http://www.chpart.com). MuchoFun (http:/
/www.muchofun.com). A A A C l i p A r
www.aaaclipart.com) an d Microsoft ClipAr t Galler y (http://
c g l . m i c r o s b f t . c o m / c l i pg a 11 e r y 1 i v e /
A s usual , I urg e yo u to visi t m y web-site ( http://
bend.web.com). Pleas e chec k i t out and let me know you r
thoughts. I can be reached at [email protected] .
After hearing another door
open Matt said, "Nope, just using
the bathroom,'' as he leaned back in
his chair.
I thought Mart's shift might
have been in vain, but then was reminded of the damsel using the computer room. As she came back to
thank Matt and let him know she
was done using the computer, I could
faintly here the sounds of harps and
violins and through the corner of my
eyes, saw cupid's devilish smile as
he flew away. Breaking Mart's entrancement I said, "The title of my
next article will be, Tailing in love
at the A /V studio'." After she left,
Matt, th e almost-famous writer ,
threw his latest novel at me, not appreciating m y sense of humor.
"Ouch... a whole 10 pages. I think I
got a paper cut," I moaned.
As Mart's shift neared its
end I thanked him for the informative intervie w and told him, "After
students read this article, they'll be
swarming tothe A /V studio, and you
won'thave to worry about bringing
your homewor k her e anymore. "
Matt just smiled and snapped a pencil in half with one hand.
So the next time you see
Matt pushing a cart projector, say
"Hi," hold the door open for him or
simply get out of his way, because
he just might run you over.
The Observer
November 17 , 1999
'Blair Witch': fact or
Sport Management
By Jason LaBossiere
By Peter Eagles
Picture yourself lost in the
woods with no idea where to go and
a compass that keeps leading you
back to the same spot. You're tired,
hungry and scared. Whe n the sun
goes down all you hear are strange,
unfriendly noises, until finallyyou're
attacked. The Blair Witch has found
In the terrifying original film
"The Blair Witch Project," independent directors Daniel Myrick and
Eduardo Sanchez relive the journey
of three student filmmakers through
the woods in Burkittsville, Maryland,
in search of the legend of the Blair
Heather Donahue, project
leader, Joshu a Leonard, cameraman, and Michael Wilhams, audio
recorder, interview the townspeople
about the legendary curse and then
venture into the woods to prove the
legend. The team gathers the footage it needs, but the trail back becomes questionable and they begin
to unravel, although Heather insists
they're on the right track. When the
sun goes down the crew becomes
engulfed in total chaos.
Strange noises surround the
campsite and they sound unhappy.
During the next few days the crew
becomes hungry, tired,cranky and
continuously lost. When the group
finds numerou s stick figureshanging
from trees, even the most careless
observer can sense danger.
The genius behind this film
is the lack of music and bloodshed.
It make s u s believ e it's rea l and
leaves us to create our own horrify-
On October 26 Tom Rowe,
ing imagery. The directors turn up
Vice President and Chief
the heat and don't stop until the final
Office r o f the Lowel l
spme-tingling scene. The y bring us
along the journey with the cast. We Lock Monster s Hocke y Team,
get to know and care for them; it's spoke to Sport Management majors
instead o f th e expecte d gues t
like watching our friends die.
"The Blair Witch Project" is speaker, Bemice Rowe.
Tom Rowe apologized for
remarkably original and truly defines
" I haven't been up here
the term "horror" Talk of this film
of years, s o I got lost
swept the nation before it was released, and it is everything it was and had to do a u-turn to find thi s
hyped up to be and more; more can place," he said.
He also explained why he
enjoy this film.
was here rather than Bernice. Wit h
"I was scared; I thought it
Minor League Hockey teams there
was real. I thought someone actuare many financial reports due at the
ally found those tapes. The whole
end of each month , and he fel t it
ride home I was scared; 1 couldn't
would more beneficial for the team
believe it was a mockumentary,"
to have Bernice stay in the office and
said Kare y Stingo , a sophomor e
for him to come and speak.
English Education Major at NHC.
Throughout hi s speech ,
CIS major Frank Verdillo
Rowe discussed the importance of
exclaimed, " I wa s scared , I wa s promotions at a Minor League level.
honestly really scared. I saw it the A promotio n attracts the fans' at first nigh t it came out; they made you tention throughout the game. It is also
believe it was real."
used t o capture the fans ' eye s a s
"I thought it was real until I soon as they enter the facility. H e
read an article in Rolling Stone, then mentioned how well the National
I went to see it. I t wasn't scary in Association fo r Stoc k Ca r Aut o
the serisethatit was gory like Epeddy s Racihg (NASCAR ) handle s pro [Kruegger]. It seemed realistic and moting their logos. "An y students
let your mind wander; you never re- that are planning to go into a Minor
ally saw any violence," sophomore
Adam Correaii admitted.
Sophomore Business A dministration major Phili p Cargil l
stated, "I thought, who would make
a movie like that if it were real? I
thought it was more messed up than Written by the Yearlings (freshmen in the 3-year program)
Edited by Tim Heald and Joe Aviza Jr.
Rent the video today; it will Editors' note: This article will be serialized throughout the year.
scare you out of your wits.
Mysteries of the
incredible Internet
Gonzo movie review
(continued from page 15)
Lester Burnham realizes that he's
"just an ordinary guy with nothing to
lose" and decides to rebel against
his dead-end existence by living life
by his own rules, much to the astonishment of the people around him.
There are also subplots with Bening's
and Birch's characters, but I don't
have the timeor the desire to reveal
too much. See this movie for yourself, bu y th e ticke t an d tak e th e
ride... just enjoy this film.,
When the movie ended and
the credits were rolling in that lonely
League organization should read The
N A S C A R Way, " he said . Thi s
book wil l explai n to reader s th e
value and importance of promotions
and how they should be done, according to Rowe.
Rowe also discussed the significance of internships, experiences
and contacts to a student who wants
to work in the sports industry. H e
said the Lock Monsters offer great
ways to get the experiences students
need through their game day operations. Students will learn the basics
of the organization but most importantly they will learn how promotions
are run and how important it is to
grab the fans' attention .
Rowe mentioned how useful and helpful NHC students have
been for the team. H e pointed out
three of his best volunteers fro m
NHC, wh o were in the audience :
Keith Detjen, Chris Devoe and Jason LaBossiere.
After th e lectur e abou t
seven students approached Rowe
and asked him for business cards ,
what is available for internships, or
what they need to do to better themselves. H e told them the best thing
they could do is talk to Keith, Chris
or Jason and see what they did to
get involved.
theater in Manchester, I was in my
seat oscillating wildly in movie-geek
ecstasy. Spacey is uber cool in this
film, the entire cast is awesome, but
it's Spacey's film and I'm thinking
long shot for the Academy Award
here, Unfortunately , "America n
Beauty" might be one of those films
that quietly slip away. Don't let that
happen: it's well worth your money.,
Please send all comments, criticisms,
and deat
h threat
[email protected],
Beginnings of the Internet
Morethah25yeafs ago, the Advanced Research Projects Agency
(ARPA) starte d constructio n o n a wid e are a networ k calle d th e
ARPANET. Th e network embarked on a mission to connect high-powered computers across the nation.
In 1966, Robert Tyler started a campaign to link the country's
most powerful computers for computing resources. Lawrenc e Roberts
headed up the project and within three years developed a prototype with
only four computers on the network., Two of the computers wer e the
M A C system at MIT, and the ILLIACIV supercomputer in Illinois. The
four sites that started the ARPANET in 1970rose to 13 by January 197 1
and nearly doubled to 23 by April 1972.
Since the 1960s , scientists have worked on the concepts that
power the World Wide Web. The original "Web" was called the Xanadu
project. Develope r Ted Nelson wanted to amass nearly every document
of literature in existence. Nelson's idea was to link every document by
hypertext corrections that would enable a continuous flow from one document to the next. A l l of the documents were to be stored in a logical and
concise method that would allow anyone tosearch and find information.
Yet at the time,there was limited interest in such an idea and no computer
capable of storing such vast amounts of information. Unfortunatel y for
Nelson, the Xanadu project never became a reality although his ideas came
to light again in the eatrly 1990s when the World Wide Web was taking
Beauty Secrets
Are you looking for new ways to enhance your beauty? If so,
here a few things you can try. They may not be the best-smelling things,
but from what I hear they work wonders. Giv e it a shot! I have never
tried any of these, so me results are uncertain.
•For shiny hair, try soaking it in yogurt. I hear plain works the best, but
for gc»od-smelling hair, try strawberry o r peaches n' cream,,
•If your conditioner isn't satisfying you, try raw eggs to give it added
•Try mixing mayo with your favorite face wash for some really smooth
skin. Althoug h I've never tried it and don't know if I could handle
it, some people say it really works.
•Are your nails giving off a yellow hue instead of glimmering pearly white?
Try diluting a very small amount of bleach with water and applying
that to your nails with a Q-tip. Say good-bye to yellow nails. However, I wouldn't recommend doing this to those yellow teeth.. .stick
to the whitening toothpaste!
•Are you finding that your hair is dry and breaking? Tr y mixing two
eggs, two tablespoons of mayo and one teaspoon of vegetable oil
in a blender and apply to hair. Do this once a week, and your hair
will amaze you.
Sources for some of this information are Jane and Cosmogirl magazines, November issues.
Wondering what to wear for fall? Wack y baseball-style shirt s
are something cool you can throw on and look stylish at the same time.
They are comfortable and warm all in one.
For winter, throw outthose old jackets and look for somethin g
new and different. Bright , bold and crazy are the new styles for those
cold months.
Pull out those warm sweaters, whatever your style, because it
is gomg to be one cold winter.. .brrrrr.
Check out the next issue for more wacky beauty secrets and fashion
The Observer
November 17 , 1999
New game, new
experience, new
By Scott Veith
When you tal k with people
about playing sports in college, some
part of the conversation usually involves how long they have played
mat sport. Athletes on a varsity team
even talk about the awards and honors they have won i n that sport. But
for thre e NHC freshma n lacross e
players, awards an d team experience are non-existent.
Tyson Chartier, Josh Fraize
and Kevi n Stromski, all residents o f
Winmpesauke Suite Three, will be
lacing up th e cleats for the Penmen
lacrosse team this year. The one surprising aspect is that the amount o f
experience among the three of them
before coming toNHC i s equal only
to a couple of catch sessions with
"I heard that they were looking fo r players , n o experienc e
needed," said Fraize. "It looked fun ,
so I go t together with Tyson and
Kevin and we decided to join."
A l l thre e are forme r high
school athletes who came to N H C
without sports i n mind. Chartie r
played football and wrestled, two
sports not offered at NHC. Fraiz e
was another two-sport star in soccer and basketball, but didn't try ou t
for either NHC team Stromsk i was
a wresder and soccer player in high
school, but decided not to participate.
"They don't offer wrestling
here," sai d Stromski. "An d I just
kind of lost interest i n soccer after
high school."
Though they all have an athletic background, one would think
the adjustment t o a brand new spor t
has to be extremely difficult. Bu t
these three athletes see it as more of
an adaptation to the sport because
of their backgrounds.
"The fac t that I am a former
athlete has helped tremendously,"
Stromski said. "I am i n shape, and
I am used to commitment and teamwork. Fo r a non-athlete to come in
and try t o learn a new sport it would
be harder because they would have
to learn all those things, as well as
all the individual skills that lacrosse
Each player has his ow n rea son wh y he likes the sport, but the
one that was mentioned by al l three
was of course the physical contact.
"I wa s draw n t o lacross e
because it was a really fast-pace d
game," said Chartier. "Plus there is
a lot o f physical contact, something
that was in both of the other sports I
have played."
Fraize and Stromski agree
With 55 seconds left in the
first hal f the Penmen struck again.
Junior Richard Walker headed the
ball past the Felician goalkeeper to
double the lead. Freshma n Ricky
Browning served up a long cross for
The two goals were all the
with Chartier on th e physical conPenmen would need to seal the victact of the game, but both also like
tory. Tobia s Svantesson , N HC
learning a new sport and being part
goalkeeper, played a solid game. He
ofa tea m again.
went the distance and stopped two
"I like lacrosse because you
shots to record his tent h shutout o f
can hi t people with your body and
the year. The shutout tied a school
your stick, which is something totally different from anything I have
played before," said StromsM. "Plus
it is a completely new sport, and I
love learning new sports."
One thin g tha t th e thre e
freshmen do agree upon is that lacrosse is different from other sports
they have seen or played. A l l three
compare it to a mixture of soccer,
By Tara Cowdrey
basketball and football.
"The best way that I ca n
This is the last year of the
describe lacross e i s rugb y wit h
d Collegiate Confersticks," said Fraize. "It' s a violent
ence, so it will be the last year of
E C C championship s in each reNo matter what the athletic
backgrounder the reasons for play - spective sport.
On Octobe r 23, the men' s
ing, al l three have decided that la crosse is something that will be in and women's cross-country teams
their futures while they are at NHC . competed in the N E CC championship hosted by the University of Ne w
Haven at a state park in Madison,
The mal e harrier s ha d a
good showing, many of them running their best timesof the season.
David Sleepe r ra n a per sonal best time of 30:34 in the 5mile race. H e placed firstfor NH C
and 49* overall .
Second fo r N H C wa s
Shawn Gove, who has been consistently improving in his first season
By Craig Corthell
of competitiv e running. H e ran a
bes t tim e o f 32:4 6 an d
The N H C men's socce r
team finished their home schedule on placed 52 overall.
Right behind Gove in 53
Saturday, October 30. Th e team
place was Kevin Crean. I n his firs t
defeated FeMcian College 2-0.
With the victory, the Pen- competitive race, he ran a very remen ran their unbeaten streak to 13 spectable time of 34:07. Th e men' s
games. Th e team , which at the time team is hoping tosee him come back
was ranked eighth nationally, ame- for a full season next year.
Sadry Assouad and Jason
liorated their record to 12-2-2 overCartage
had a sprinting race to the
all and 6-0-1 in the New Englan d
finish as Assouad beat out Cartage
Collegiate Conference.
Before th e game , Coac h by on e second in a time of 36:30.
Tom Poitra s honored all graduating The two runners finished in 56 and
players. Pau l Cleary, Cory Silver, 57* plac e overall.
There wer e seve n teams ,
Glen Hollingwort h an d Davi d
DaSilva were the five players hon- N H C place d 6* overall with 17 7
ored. Poitras presented each player points.
In th e women' s race ,
with a commemorative plaque.
NHC's female harriers didn't run a s
The first hal f wa s action
well as hoped, due to weather conpacked. Bot h teams traded shots
ditions: It was cool aodbreezy ;
throughout Th e Penmen got on th e
which worked against most of th e
boardquickly. Just 7:43 into the first
half junior Neil Williams one-timed
Tara Cowdrey was the first
a shot past the Felician goalkeeper.
finisher fo r N H C wit h a tim e of
The great pass came from sopho24:19. Sh e place d 33 overall .
moreMarkusNilsson. The goal was
Senior Lynn Beal ended her colleWilliams'eighth of the year.
giate career with a 35* placing over-
r e c ^ f o t ' i B ^ ' ^ B S ^ t i y e shut-
outs! The recor d was originally set
in 1995.
After the game, junior Da n
Lindemann commented, "This was
a goo d win for the team. I t feel s
good to clinch a playoff berth and it
was also nice to win the final home
game of the year for th e seniors."
The game clinched a N C AA
post-season berth for th e N HC soccer team. The team will most likely
play Southern Connecticut State in
the first round of the playoffs.
X-Country teams
compete in last NECC
NHC men' s
soccer game
wins last
home game
all and a time of25:00.
m thir d place for N H C wa s
Karen Lacerte with atime of27:24.
New t o the spor t o f running, she
placed 37* overall and wa s th e most
improved runner this season. Fro m
her first race t o the last race, sh e
bettered her time by 5 minutes and
-28 seconds.
The fourt h NH C finishe r
was Melissa Cowdrey, who ran a
time of 27:35 and placed 38* over all. Roundin g out NHC's top-five
runners was Jaime Davidson, who
placed 39* overall and ran a timeof
The NH C women' s tea m
placed fifth out of seven competing
In order to count as a team,
both the men's and women's teams
had tohave fivefinishers in fiveraces
this season. Becaus e of injuries and
other factors, the men ha d only four
races that counted. S o for NHC t o
count as a team, Coach Ed Daniels
set up a home meet against UMassLowell tofulfill the requirement.
The mee t too k plac e o n
October 27. Bot h teams ran the 5k
(3.1) course instead of the 5-mile
course. UMass-Lowell took the top
four spots in the race.
N H C ' s to p finishe r wa s
Sleeper with a timeof18:55. Gove
ran a timeof20:48 and placed seventh overall. Ada m Gianunzio ran
his secon d race of the season in a
time o f 24:13 an d a placing of ninth
overall. Cartage was close behind
in a timeof 24:21. Kevin Gahre ran
a tim e o f 29:0 1 an d place d 1 1
overall for NHC .
The Penrnen harriers lost the
meet 16-42, but do count as a team
for th e season.
. Congratulations to the runners who completed their season ,
and to Coach Karyn Weeks in her
inaugural seaso n o f coachin g
women's cross-country at NHC .
The Observer
November 17,1999
NHC runner s compete with Olympian
autographed pictures, which
included a list of her career
On Saturday , No- highlights. Jennings's 5,000
vember 6, the 11 Annual meters (5k) personal best
Bruce Elli s Memoria l 5 k time is 15:07.92,justtogiv e
Road Rac e wa s hel d i n you a n idea of what an inExeter, N.H . Th e partici- credible runner sh e is. I n
pants o f the rac e mad e i t February she will be headpossible for tw o Exete r High ing t o North Carolina where
School students to receive a she wil l complet e i n th e
scholarship for college.
marathon trials for th e 2000
One majo r highlight Olympics.
of th e roa d rac e wa s th e
Three women from
presence of Lynn Jennings, the N H C cross-countr y
Olympic bronze medalist in team too k par t i n th e 5 k
the 10,00 0 meter run. Sh e race, a s wel l thei r coach ,
started th e rac e wit h th e Karyn Weeks.
starting gun and was at the
Tara Cowdrey, with
finish line to see runners in a season best time of 23:14,
as they finished.
came in seventh out of 26 i n
During the award s her ag e grou p an d 100
ceremony, sh e gav e awa y place overall.
Coach Weeks ran a in March . Contact Tara at tion. Wh o knows, maybe
or you coul d ru n a s fas t a s
time of 25 flat,coming in 11
out of 26 in her age grou p
for Lynn , for more informa
and 141 place overall.
Lynn Beal , wit h a
time of 25:34, came in 12
out of 26 in her age grou p
and 149 overall.
Karen Lacerte also
participated; however, her
name and finish time were
not recorded.
It was a great day
for a road race, and meeting Jenning s was exciting.
Anyone interested in running
road race s shoul d visi t
race information.
Also, i f you enjoy Tara Cowdrey (left) and Lynn Beal (right) pose
running, the first ever Spring with Olympian runner Lynn Jennings (center) afTrack Club at NHC begin s ter the race (Photo provided by Tara Cowdrey).
Soccer game promotions
By David Snuffer
When peopl e at tend sports events they love
to be entertained. A s part
of our sports sales and public relations class we had to
do a promotion for an event .
The event was the big soc cer game against Frankli n
Pierce on the night of October 27.
A lo t o f planning
goes into organizing a promotion. For th e first aspect
of promotion, we had to decide what objective everyone in the class would be responsible for. Som e people
were part of the game day
crew, others chose publicity
and the remaining students
formed an items group.
The publicity group
was responsibl e for differen t
duties. The firs t priority was
to publicize the event. Fli ers were placed around the
campus and the game wa s
publicized through the local
The item s grou p
was an important one. The y
were responsible for going
around Mancheste r an d
The Penmen poses with children during a reother local areas, gathering
cent soccer game (Photo by David Snuffer).
items t o giv e away a t th e
soccer game . Th e item s part of college coursework ceived T-shirts , a bo x of
group wa s able to accom- and woul d benefi t th e hockey cards , fre e movi e
plish their task by talkin g to Manchester community . rentals, a hockey jersey, sealocal merchants and explain- The items group did a great son ticket s to NHC basket ing that our production was job getting prizes. They re- ball games, Boston Celtics
posters, fann y packs ,
Gatorade bottles, two tickets t o a Portland Seadog s
game an d a mug from the
NHC alumn i association.
The last group was
the game day crew, responsible for events that went o n
during the game. Before the
event took place, we had to
decide what events we were
going to do during half-time.
We chos e bat races, penalty
kicks and a bubble blowing
The bat races consisted o f tw o contestant s
who ha d to put on a baggy
soccer uniform, run t o a designated spot where they had
to spin ten times an d then
run t o the soccer ball, where
they had to shoot it into the
goal. Th e results were hilarious becaus e th e dizz y
participants were running all
over the place.
Penalty kicks gave
children a chance to shoot
on the Penmen from the penalty line. I t wasn't hard for
the children, all six kids who
attempted a shot , scored .
The Penme n sur e looked
foolish in goal!
The last event wa s
the bubble gum contest in
which kids had to put their
face into whip cream, find
the bubbl e gu m an d the n
blow a bubble. This was an
amusing contest because it's
hard to blow a bubble after
the bubble gum has been i n
the whip cream. You should
have seen the expression on
the children's faces as they
tried to blow a bubble. The
children watchin g wer e
laughing their heads off.
After we knew what
the events were going to be,
we felt we needed more, so
we decided we would give
items not only to the participants of the event but to random peopl e i n the crowd.
We also decided to invite the
N H C Penme n t o pas s
through th e crow d during
the game. The Penme n were
extremely friendly with all the
children and the ladies.
The nigh t o f th e
game, eveiything went well.
It was a great learning experience fo r ou r class .
"Sports promotion gave a
great opportunit y fo r th e
sport management clas s to
get involved with the sports
team," said Jason Albright
and Scott Boucher, members of the soccer game promotion. It seemed the families an d student s wh o at tended th e gam e appreci ated our hard work and had
a great time. I can't wait to
see you at the next promotion!
sports o n
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