Creighton University - Bluejay Yearbook (Omaha, NE)

 - Class of 1985

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The year at Creighton: A review of the events that shaped the past year, from the sell- ing of St. Joseph Hospital to the Reinert Alumni Library dedication... Lectures, Films and Concerts: Visitors to Creighton include preppy Lisa Birnbach, Gen. Stansfield Turner, Rep. Hal Daub, Shirley Chisholm and alum- nae Mary Alice Williams... Center Stage: Creighton ' s year in plays, highlighting Loose Ends and One Flew Over the Cuckoo ' s Nest, with a look behind the scenes... Annual Celebration: Mass of the Holy Spirit. Students of the ' 80s: The big chill? How have we changed?. ..Love Story: Can one find romance on the C.U. campus? (Maybe, said a survey, if one doesn ' t drink so much beer before going to look for it)... A New Tradition: Perennial gridiron power Creighton celebrates Homecoming... Dorms, F.A.C. ' s, Renaissance Fair, Fall Frolics, Winter Whirl, and a colorful look at Fashion on Campus... Fine dining and exotic cuisine: The story of SAGA...Joslyn, Peony Park and a few faithful bars: The wonder of Creighton ' s weekends... Maureen Bogues reminisces on four wonderful (!?!) years at C.U... The Year in Music: Bruce was Boss... A trendy look at what was and what was not hot. New political wave: College Conservatives and the " Don ' t trust anyone under $30,000 a year " movement... Perspectives on students of the ' 80s: From Creighton profs Dr. John Hollowitz and Dr. Thomas Kuhlman to former Creightonian editor Steve Millburg...A closer look at four special teachers: Horning, Lawler, Murphy and Matson... University College: Another route to success... Pat Porter ' s Finals Week Diary: Hysteria grips the campus. A dream denied: Creighton ' s men ' s basket- ball season, steeped in promise, ends in frustration and futility... Life without Yori: The Lady Jays win the hard way... Keeping the faith: Cheerleaders, Pom Pon Squad, Pep Band... Baseball, Softball, Soccer, Cross Country, Tennis, CLub Sports and In- tramurals. Upholding alumni support. ..Plunkett and the SBG search for a Student Union... The Creightonian grows, and improves... Going for 368 at The Bluejay...KOCU: The Mighty K55.. .Perspectives on Creighton Cable... Clubs, organizations and greek group pictures... The year in greeks: Glorious return of theS.A.E. ' s. Bound for glory: The graduating classes of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Dentistry, Nursing, Medicine, Law, Pharmacy and AUied Health... Senior parties and the future for graduates. EPILOG Where do we go from here?: A final con- sideration of the student of the ' 80s. Editor ' s Note " Me and the boys got some work to do. You wanna come along? It ain ' t like the old days. . .but it ' ll do. " -Edmond O ' Brien The Wild Bunch The 55th edition of the Creighton University Bluejay is based on two personal theories that I believe to be unique, since I have yet to see any evidence of these theories in any other year- book. They are: 1) yearbooks can and should be something more than a sappy trip down memory lane; and 2) the audience being college students, and thus presumably literate, there is no need to limit the book to just photography — there would seem to be room for essays about and by college students and their condi- tion. This, in itself, did not seem to me a radical idea when I cam up with it last August. How- ever the din of protest in response to that idea in the following months was on the staggering level of what one could expect for saying that the school ' s mascot was ugly. Whether this new format is a good idea or a ridiculous one is up to you, the reader (please note the term). Ideally, the views expressed throughout the book will prompt discussion, controversy, laughter, joy and, most of all, cri- tical introspection. For " The American Dream Revisited " is ultimately an examination of where college students, specifically students at Creighton University, are today and where they might be going in the future. Whatever conclusions can be drawn from this new approach, there is one thing that is obvious: such a project requires a lot more work from a lot more people — and for a much greater period of time. Writing for a yearbook is much different than writing for the school newspaper, where news is disposable and the writer gains nearly immediate gratification from seeing his or her byline. In the yearbook process (at least in this one), virtually every upperclass journalism ma- jor took part — either through photography, developing, writing, editing or any combina- tion of the above. There are those who went beyond the call of duty. Two of these dedicated people — sports editor Pat Porter and the saintly Patricia Bar- rios — aren ' t even journalism majors but were conned into dedicating their free time to the yearbook by the editor. John Gudenrath, call- ed in at semester break, proved to be some- thing of a savior — he intrinsically knew and understood the layout process without any sort of detailed lesson. He is responsible for the men ' s and women ' s basketball stories and layouts: a complete review of Creighton ' s most popular season, and one of the best sections in the book. The amount of work done by the quartet of Porter, Gudenrath, Barrios and assistant edi- tor Cathy Stahl helped form the backbone of the book ' s content and a majority of the time devoted to it. Time was something that was devoted in great quantities: this is the largest Bluejay in history, and contains more copy than any past edition. The final, and most deserved, thank you must go to yearbook adviser Charles Zuegner. This was the 25th year in that position for Mr. Z. and one can be sure that he has witnessed every conceivable error that can be made in connection with a yearbook in that time. If there is justice in the world, he will be treated next year to a staff which meets every deadline with disarming competence and allows him the luxury of supervision. Such was not the case this year and for that I shall forever be sorry. I can only assume that he, like everyone else involved with the book who stuck with it, did so because they believed in the possibilities of the finished product. This is " The American Dream Revisited, " and they have a lot to be proud of. -Michael MacCambridge

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