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dunnis' view I -
LasT sprlng I sTudled In London and Thls pasT
January I spenf my wlnTer Term ln AusTralla.
AusTralla follows England In many ways, Including
However, AusTralla has developed a few of Thelr
own sporTs, such as Rugby and Aussle Rules. In boTh
counTrles The main consensus of The publlc and Those
who parTlclpaTe ln sporTs ls ThaT American sporTs
aren'T near as physical Iy demanding as Theirs.
I had ofTen heard commenTs such as, 'your aThIeTes
don'T wanT To geT any bruises or scars because They
may have To appear on a T.V. commercial Tomorrow.'
American sporTs are very dlfferenf from many oTher
AusTraIlan aThIeTes are popular for Thelr sporTs,
noT The klnd of shoes They wear or whaT klnd of car
They can flT Thelr overslzed bodles lnTQ
The Two counTrles are playing almosT separaTe
games. U.S. sporTs have become exfremely commerclal.
OTher Than The co merclallsm, There are many oTher
differences. EqulpmenT ls deflnlTeIy a negaTIve
Issue wlTh The AusTraI Ians. AusTraI Ians only wear al
mlnlmal amounT of safeTy equlpmenT.
Are U.S. sporTs compeTlTors as Tough as Thelr
A U.S. fooTbaII fan would be surprlsed To see an
AusTraIlan fooTball maTch. AusTralla has Three Types
of foofballz rugby, soccer and Aussle rules. The
IaTTer Is The mosT comparable Type To U.S. fooTbaIl
excepT no safeTy equlpmenT ls worn. Nhlle U.S.
fooTball players proTecT Themselves To The fuIIesT
exTenT, Aussle rules players wear only a mlnlmal
amounT of safeTy equlpmenT. They feel lT's more
manly To play The game wIThouT all The pads and
helmeTs ThelLS. players use. AusTrallans feel The
sporTs They play separafe The men from The boys.
CrIckeT ls a popular sporT Throughouf The world,
however, The U.S. has noT yeT adopTed Thls sporT.
Crlckef Is comparable To baseball excepT The players
do noT wear gloves and The bafs are qulTe dlfferenT.
The baTs are approxlmafely flve To seven Inches In
wldTh and Two and a half feeT In lengTh. The plTcher
ls called a bowler and he bounces The ball Towards
The wlckef la Three fooT Type of TargeTI Trylng To
hlT IT. The baTTer has To hlT The ball and If The
bat I hlTs The wlckeT, The baTTer Is ouT. Once The
baTTer hlTs The ball, he does noT have To run. Only
when he feels he can make a successful run does he
move. The dIsTance he runs Is abouT equal To ThaT of
The dlsTance befween home and flrsTI AT The oTher
end of The run Is anoTher baTTer and wIckeT so Tre
runners musT change posITIons To score one run.
If The viewer Tries To compare IT To baseball, he
will have a hard Tlme undersTandIng The game. AI-
Though There are slmllarlTles, There are also many
Amerlca's besT known sporTs are noT so popular ln
oTher counTrles, buT wheTher or noT oTher counTrles
are more successful In dlvldlng boys from men In
Thelr professional sporTs ls up To The Indlvldual
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attltude. Why then, should they
take the test serlously? I belleve
this very strongIy.n
How can an lnstltutlon base
admlsslon standards on a test that
reflects even the hlnt of ln-
equallty dlsplayed above In last
year's average scores? lf this ls
an unfalr test because of soclo-
economlc lnequallty, Eckerd Col-
lege would be dlscrlmlnatlng If lt
used an SAT cut-off score ln Its
Look around you. How many
students here are successful as
community members despite average
to low SAT scores? According to
Smlth, 'I don't so much worry
about the students wlth low SAT
scores and hlgh partlclpatlon, but
rather hlgh SAT scores and low
Afro-American Soclety President
and senlor Ernestlne Johnston
agrees, 'SAT's do not say what a
student can contrlbute. SAT's do
"SAT's are vieved by
black as a test for
whites, by whites. "
not prove your capabilities
Anyone can learn lf they have a
wlll to learn.N
But even with a strong Wwlll to
learnn and a shot at col lege ac-
ceptance, blacks yet have another
hurdle. That hurdle Just may tear
apart all the good done by the
Clvll Rights Movement.
NLast funded, flrst cut from
the hudget,' sald Welch at the
FBSA conference. That's part of
what Gramm-Rudman wlll do.
Actlon, Black Student Unions. 17-
bllllon cut from domestlc programs
-- welfare, soclal servlces --
poor peoplefblack people wlll be
hlt from all sldes.n
ls the Gramm-Rudman law
lntentlonally dlscrlmlnatory, or
ls lt Just an accldent? The
Supreme Court heard arguments In
late Aprll on the constitution-
allty of the law.
Untll any change ls made stu-
dents, malnly black students, wlll
'This wlll certainly accelerate
the trend of decllnlng black and
Hispanic partlclpatlon ln post-
secondary educatlon,H contends
Arnold Mltchem, director of the
National Councll of Educational
also, that blacks and Hlspanlcs
are already hit with the lowest
ls Gramm-Rudman law
discriminatory, or is it
just an accident?
As much as 80 to 90 percent of
the students ln black colleges
recelve some flnanclal ald,
We're already beglnnlng to feel
lt here at Eckerd as almost 751 of
our students, black and whlte
recelve flnanclal aid. As the
award letters came ln many stu-
dents saw federal ald belng cut at
exorbitant rates. That's only the
Reported by Welch, WGramm-Rud-
man Is designed to reduce the
budget deflclt to zero by 1991.
Two-bil llon dol lars wlll be cut
from financial ald in two years --
635-mllllon from the 1986 budget,
and that Includes Guaranteed
Student Loans KGSLL . . private
schools wil l increase tultlon by
71 per year. Programs with
llmlted enrollment will go.. .
black programs will be hlt the
hardest.. . there will be layoffs
and naturally, salary cuts for
So, as our Eckerd Administra-
tlon works on its own five-year
plan for academic excellence,
Gramm-Rudman wlll be almlng at
black students from the flnanclal
uSome say all those hard tlmes
are ln the past.. . Thlngs are
going to get worse, they haven't
been good,n Welch added.
"Some say all those
hard times are in the
past. . . things are go-
ing to get worse, they
haven't been good."
So, what are the posslbllltles
for blacks ln higher educatlon?
Where ls the future for any child
that's not whlte?
There are many probabllltles.
Most look bleak though.
The black individual ls faced
with probably the most dlsturblng
future ever seen before. They won
their Clvll Rights and got a taste
of equality. But, wlthout the
slightest warning, those same
rights so strongly fought for are
being ripped from beneath the
foundation of The black movement.
Welch remarked, nwhen Martln
Luther Klng's Era reaped lts
benefits and we had people move
into the area that they had never
been before, It was slgnlflcantf
However, Welch added that ln
order to stay ln that newly
discovered place, concessions had
to be made.
NOne way to stay In Integrated
society was to keep our mouths
shut. Mayors, Councilmen don't
want to hear -- we had 20 years of
Clvll rlghts, money for education,
money to squander -- so we kept
our mouths shut.
NMany of us aren't wil ling to
take a chance -- we don't want to
lose what we had -- but all those
programs that moved In our favor
"You can never make
the case that you've
done all you can."
' 'One way to stay in in-
gegrated society was
to keep our mouths
are movlng rlght out the door.H
As those opportunltles roll out
the door, the tlme for change
grows shorter. Wlthout educated
blacks, who wlll go back lnto the
black communltles and reach out to
the black youth to change their
'lf colleges keep squeezing
black students, they Just set-up a
dependent, young, black genera-
tlon and I hope lt doesn't come to
that,' contends Lena Wllfalk,
Director of Mlnorlty and Interna-
tlonal Student Affairs at Eckerd
She adds, WKII I the Head fthe
movementl and the Body wlll dle
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disturbed du ng a crucial
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