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Eckerd COIIGQGS COlTII'TlUI'1lfV NGWSI'T13Q3Zil'1E
5 Letters f Kappaites revolt
9 Campus Politics X a new Constitution?
14 Scientific Avvarenessf the endangered mangroves
W marine mammal strandings
,S World Issues f Terrorism and the media
O Apartheid and its history
,1 Bl3Cl4S in Higher EClUC3'liOD!f3rQ they lgging ground
Magi Yearbook Section
19 Men of Eckerd nes, they are beautiful
59 Senior Section ffand more! I l
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To The Eckerd CommuniTy,
The pasT year gave blrTh To a new Idea. The purpose lr ImplemenTing This idea was vasT in ITs
poTenTial. This new Idea became IMEAQI.
MEAC was To offer many Things To Eckerd in many dIfferenT ways. The newsmagazlne would
evenTually become a monThIy vehicle for high quallTy magazine journalism. HlThin ThaT conTexT, iT
would publish in-depTh reporTlng on issues ranging from ThaT of conTroversIal world news To envl-
ronmenTal concerns To campus pollTics. IT would also give anoTher opporTunlTy To publish sTudenT-
based fIcTion, arT and professional-quallTy color andE Sh phoTographs. IT would complimenT The
poTenTial of a weekly newspaper and courageously seek The TruTh professionally To Things The sTudenTs
wanTed To knom
BuT, IT would do so much more.
LMEAQ1 would be used as a Tool for The Admissions DeparTmenT To pull In prospecTIve sTudenTs
InTeresTed in a communicaTIons career. LMEAQI would Teach sTudenTs many Things abouT The vasTness of
magazine producTIon Including wrITlng, phoTography, graphic and IayouT design, acTual prinTing process
and much, much more. LMEAQI would Teach Things ThaT Eckerd could never offer. IT would Teach Things
ThaT mosT do noT learn unTll well InTo a communlcaTions careen
And for The school, LMEAQI would soon win design, phoTography, and maybe even wrlTing awards ThaT
have never been won here. In a shorT Time, IMEAQ would become The mosT poslTive program coming ouT
of The ECOS organIzaTlon, Touching far more sTudenTs Than any oTher program is Touching nom
BuT, as iT was born This year, so did IT die.
wiTh greaT remorse I reporT ThaT This Is The lasT Issue of MEAQ and Therefore all ThaT poTen-
Tlal ls IosT. I do noT foresee any oTher program now ThaT carries The same promises ThaT IMEAQI did
There are Two reasons why LMEAQI was buried afTer only Three Issues:
Iii In looking back aT The original proposal, even Today, I say iT was brilIIanT and There is noThing
ThaT I would change. However, There was one flaw, and ThaT is The firsT reason why IMEAQI is folding
ThaT one flaw In The proposal was me. I dreamed up The Idea, Therefore I feIT I could pul I iT off. I
had The necessary experience, and perhaps even The TaIenT, buT whaT I feIT mosT imporTanTly, The
desire To see IT happen. UnforTunaTeIy, I did noT realize aT The Time ThaT I sorely lacked The
discipline To make my dream a reaIITy. I had all This enThusiasm and all Those ideas, buT I sTilI has
so much To learn abouT drawing iT all TogeTher and channeling iT in one direcTIon. Remember, This was
one hell of a projecT ThaT no one else would have been foolish enough To aTTempT. So, as mosT are
calling IT, I failed To come Through wITh my promises and all I did was produce Three issues, none of
Them on Time. BuT, I also did someThlng ThaT Isn'T being noTiced. I TaughT a IoT of Things Tc
people, I broughT a loT of people InTo The medias, and lasTly, I made some people believe in whaT They
can do. So, I feel poorly for Hover promisIng,u buT I regreT noThing else
C29 There ls anoTher reason why LMEAQI ls no more. This reason is someThlng I would never have
expecTed from Eckerd, and now my vlew of Eckerd will never be The same. I could have gone on nexT
year and made my proposal for LMEAQI a reaIlTy because l've learned so much Through my misTakes, ThaT
I will never repeaT. I also would be willing To make The same sacrifices ThaT I did This year, muck
To The disapproval and dismay of my professors, because I really believed ThaT IMEAQI was worTh it
BuT, for some who are making The final decisions abouT The medias and The sTudenT budgeTs, dreams
aren'T worTh fIghTlng and Trylng for. I never ThoughT I would have said ThaT There are so many young
people who are so much more lnTeresTed In seeing a producT, in a maTerial sense, Than seeing a drean
come True. I never ThoughTI would have seen so many young people wiTh such shorT vision. BuT,
guess lT's True, and I flnd IT sad. whaT baffles me is ThaT There is no reason why we can'T Take This
opporTunITy while we have The chance Tc chase every crazy dream we can, no maTTer whaT The moneTary
loss will be. Never again wil I we see a Time, like now in col lege, when we won'T have To concerr
ourselves wiTh pea problems like how To pay bills, or sick children, or dying childrem
money doesn'T go To sTrong invesTmenTs in The fuTure. Our sTudenT money goes To one-day
programs enjoyed by The few for The momenT. We are supposed To feel free enough now, for
lasT Time, To Take glanT risks because we're sTIll learning. We don'T have To expecT To
wizards, or perfecT In any way. We should only expecT To be open To making The mIsTakes
learn how To grow a llTTIe closer To perfecTlom
Am I bITTer? UnforTunaTely yes. Never for one momenT dld I puT any Tlme InTo LMEAQI for my own
self-graTIfIcaTlon or fulfll ImenT. I only ever dld any of IT because I wanTed To reTurn back Tc
Eckerd a llTTle of whaT IT had given me. Now, l'm pracTical ly banned from working on nexT year's
newspaper because l'm an irresponsible rlsk. Gosh, l'm sorry. l'lI have To work on That
Hell, l'lI be honesT. I regreT noThing. I did good, noT perfecT, buT good work, and aT leasT I
I don'T wanT To end This leTTer compleTeIy sour for There are many who sTIIl share The same drear
I have, and The courage To have wanTed To see one more chance. To menTlon Them all would be foollsl
The Finance CommlTTee, and a very few are In LC. BuT, wiTh
sTaff made all Three Issues happen. So, In closing, wiTh
Dale McConkey, Andy Haines, Wayne Harwell, Chris Roby, Tod
Dawn SmlTh, Mellssa MacKinnon, Dan Cameron, Val Cerny, Sue
for They know who They are. Some are on
Them, my dear friends and my very special
love and good-bye, I Thank Cheryl Burke,
LlnafelT, Alan Rosenzwelg, Margie Mayer,
Johannes, Trish Cole and HeaTher Schwab and many Too many more.
Mary Zimnlk, EdlTor and Designer
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Mary Zimnik, Editor
THE SCENARIO: Eckerd College, some AuTumn Ternu
A wealThy, male freshman arrives on campus and is
greeTed aT regisTraTion by upperclassmen, sTaff,
faculfy, and whaTever. He's made To feel very
welcome, very happy, desplTe The facT ThaT he's so
far away from home. He seTTles inTo his dorm room
and aTTends his flrsT col lege class. He's very ex-
ciTed. He likes his classmaTes and hls menTor. He
breezes Through his class. HBoy, ls This easy,n he
Thinks. There is a lcT of discussion. Usual ly one
can bul lshlT Through IT even if The reading isn'T
done. BuT, Then The professor asks The freshman To
wrlTe an essay on The class subjecT Thusfar. The
freshman Turns ln his paper and receives lT back The
nexT day -- F. He's glven The chance To Try again --
F. He geTs a D for his final grade in AuTumn Term
He was superior in class discussion
So, whaT's This guy's problem?
ls he lazy? ls he spoiled? ls he sTupid?
No, This guy has a special problem. BuT, no one
He barely makes lT Through his freshman and
sophomore years wiTh an equal share of D's and F's.
He's superior in discussion.
Then ln The second semesTer his junior year, The
ls cracked and one more F means you're ouT.
So, he's ouT.
This freshman, so happy, so welcome rode Through
almosT Three years of college. BuT, now hels gone --
soon To be forgoTTen by Eckerd
STill no one nofices his problem.
So, whaT is his problem?
This young man is dyslecTic. iDyslexia ls an
lnborn condifion ThaT limiTs abiliTy To process re-
ceived informaTion inTo language. More commonly a
dyslecTic is known To reverse leTTers and numbers and
even leave ouT whole phrases. A dyslecTic may under-
sTand someThing by ear, buT may noT be able To com-
prehend Through reading or copy The same Through
wriTing. Dyslexia isn'T rare. IT effecTs 10- 121
of The U.S. popul aTlon.J
This young man is dyslecTic and he jusT spenT
iexcuse me, hls parenTs jusT spenT, wlTh cash? almosT
Three years facing one failure afTer anoThen
Now hls parenTs are angry because he failed.
So, why did he ever Try college? WhaT could he
possibly have hoped To gain? Surely dyslexia ls
someThing ThaT handicaps someone To such an exTenT
ThaT They would never survive in college. AfTer all,
dyslexia ls noT curable.
AcTually, he's excepTlonally lnTelliqenT. BUT,
his lnTeIligence is Trapped inside hls mind as if iT
were bound in a cage. whaf is Trapping his mind is
someThing ouT of his conTrol. Now, all he's lefT
wiTh is an incredible frusTraTion and lnsecuriTy
abouT his own abiliTies.
So, There you have iT. The perfecT reason why
This young man should noT aTTend a college. Why, iT
will evenTually eiTher drive him ouT Through failure
or drive him crazy.
You see, college isn'T a place for anyone whose
noT normal. If you have a learning dlsablliTy, you
don'T belong in college.
There's no reason why Eckerd cannoT help The
many people wiTh learning dlsabiliTies ThaT walk
Through iTs doors, even lf lTs jusT direcTing To a
nearby dyslecTic insTiTuTe.
There's no excuse for a small lnsTlTuTion To
permiT such negligence. ThaT young male wenT Through
hell because hls mind was Trapped by his learning
dlsablliTy and all he could accomplish was failure
And now he can'T come back because The sysfem
makes no room for failures, deserving or noT. He's
been driven ouT of ThaT sysTem because he could noT
operaTe in IT under Nnormaln sTandards.
BuT, noT only was The sysTem desTlned To run
againsT him, his own lack of confidence ln hls
abiliTies and The consTanT frusTraTion he's under
would bury him and evenTually he would give up.
So, if a dyslecTic finds his way Tc a college he
has Two choices. Gne, he will evenTually fail ouT
or, Two, he will give up.
ls This To be permiTTed To conTinue when The
answer To The problem is so simple?
Here's a possible soluTion:
FirsT, screen freshmen and Transfers Coming im
A severe case of dyslexia cannoT be impossible To
deTecT if The sTudenT knows ThaT The college ls
Trying To help.
Second, educaTe The faculfy abouT how To deal
wiTh dyslecTics. Dyslexia, in any of iTs many forms
is noT curable. However, lnformaTion can be drilled
inTo memory. lf noThing else, The faculTy could be
made aware of how To deTecT The suspicion of dyslexia
Then aT leasT direcT The STUGSPT To an insTlTuTe in
The area iTampai ThaT is special ly equipped To deal
wlTh This disease.
There are many famous, brlghT, and amblTlous
gygleqfigg in our risTQry: AgeTha ChrisTie, Thomas
Edison, Woodrow Wilson, and many more.
Do we have The righT, as an insTiTuTlon of
learning To Throw away a mind sTarving To learn?
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