Eckerd College - Logos Yearbook (St Petersburg, FL)

 - Class of 1986

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lll Ill lll llllll?llll llllllllll recelves IT. Because you have yeT To make your IdenTlTles publlc, Thls Is The besT way I see To communIcaTe To you, for I have Trled To conTacT you In oTher ways. I musT say ThaT seelng your newsIeTTer aT flrsT IefT me wlfh mlxed emoTlons. ITo The besT of my knowledge, you have cIrculaTed four Issues, aT The Tlme of Thls pubIlcaTIon golng To prlnTJ I can'T begln To Tell you how much I apprecIaTe The emoTIon and commITTmenT behlnd The hearT of en 'undergroundJ IT Takes guTe To Try To do whaT you've done. A loT of people wlll expend a loT of wasTed energy complalnlng abouT JusT anyThlng In llfe and yeT wlll noT IITT a flnger To Try To make change Even If IT's someThlng radlcal, and on The ouTskIrTs of T e maInsTream, s ch as n 'underground,' IT's ImpacT I sTrong My only real complalnT le In reference To your very fIrsT edITlon of ish Scream Menini had a IoT of problems wlTh The vulgarITy and baslc negaTlvlTy Involved wlThITs copy ATTacks were made In dlrecTlons ThaT shouldn'T have been made AfTer readlng ThaT flrsT edITlon I was preTTy much Turned off To anybody who would wrITe such Thlngs yeT noT have The guTs To aTTach a byllne To IT However upon readlng The Three sues afTerwards, sa InaTe d ffe ence n auThor!auThors of The copy and saw IT as a much more maTure and usTlfIabIe publIcaTIon n slnce IT dld reIfecT maTurITy and responslbIITly,l felT IT beTTer served The e o 'undergroundd Therefore able To go JusTlfIably wlThouT any byllnes aTTached I musT admIT ThaT If IT weren'T for The Tremendously posITIve response To my proposal for LMEAQI lasT year, I myself would have aTTempTed To consTrucT an 'underground ' n necesslTy of radlcal lITeraTure To offseT and expose auThorITy when IT geTs Too blg for The IITTle guy To conTroI I sTrongly encourage The conTInuence of a responslble, and upward. ELK Ssneam Meniai Slncerely, Mary Zlmnlk EdITor and Deslgner of LMEACI EDITOR'S NOTE WlThln The conTexT of some of The followlng leTTers Is a llke reacTlon To The To The fIrsT InsTal lmenT of The regular Qgggigg faces column by Barbara Ray. NoTe ThaT mosT of The leT- Ters are by KappaITes Themselves, and for ThaT reason, I'l very pleased To publlsh whaT They eee as The 'TruTh.' Thank-you all very much for whaTever comaenTs ThaT l've recelved In response To ThaT column. My I please add, however ThaT Barbara's column Is InTended To be exacTly whaT IT Is and I sTand behlnd her sTyle com- pIeTely. She dlsplays The bold- ness and brashness To honesTly wrITe how she sees reaIlTy, no maTTer how hard To Take. February 13 1986 Dear Mary, The flrsT Issue of IMPACT looks very good Thanks for your perseverance, and congraTulaTIons The phoTography ls unlformly good and capTures a greaT deal ThaT Is lmporTanT and unlque abouT Eckerd Ilfe The maJorlTy of The arTIcles show excellenT crafTman- shlp and cholce of subJecT maTTer, parTIcuIarly Robln Dunn's arTlcle on Coach Leonard and HeaTher Hanson's and Brlan Mahoney's arTlcIes on campus Ilfe There are a few arTIcles, how ever, whlch could have used a bIT more edlTorIal crITlclsm The flrsT of Those ls Barbara Ray's arTlcle on Kappa l'm sure you've recelved a greaT deal of flack on Thls arTlcle and probably wlll conTInue To do so for a myrlad of reasons Here are mlne If meanT as saTIre, The arTlcle falls com- pIeTely, saTIre Is an enTlrely porTlng, The arTlcle ls InaccuraTe and redundanT, as STacey Bonner's arTlcle on campus drlnklng covers much The same ground SaTIre Is exempllfled by 'TrenchanT wIT, Irony or sarcasm' none of whlch Ms Ray seems To have masTered Her arTlcle sounds To me llke blTTer vIndIcTIveness Toward a complex where she dld noT enjoy llvlng I dlsagree wITh The whole concepT of brlnglng ouT The un deslrable slde of Eckerd houslng, rTlcularly ln such a hea handed unamuslng way The second arTlcle To whlch I Took excepTlon was Lee McArThuHs on Honduras The conTenT ls lnTer h u a s ' I Is ' I w a def I r I The ' J . A d de lab I f The dlfferenT genre, If meanT as re- I flrmly belleve I The ' Pa VY 'A,-,..,.....,.,,.,-,,,.g I ' - U1

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III Dear EdlTor, An lncrese ln The number of cases of academlc dlshonesTy on campus has come To The aTTenTlon of The sTudenTs and professors. There are several posslble axplanaTlons for Thls problem, The mosT llkely belng ThaT offenders do noT feel ThaT academlc dlshonesTy ls a serlous offense. IT also appears ThaT some sTudenTs who wlTness fellow sTudenTs cheaTlng and 'geTTlng away ulTh IT' feel Thay Too are enTlTled To The easy grade. ForTunaTely, Thls aTTlTude ls noT shared by The campus populaTlon aT large. BoTh sTudenTs and faculTy are dlsTurbed by academlc dlshonesTy.The argumenT ThaT offenders are cheaTlng Themselves ouT of a dlsTlncTlve educaTlon does noT appear To deTer The offenders. SomeThlng They mlghT wanT To Thlnk abouT, however, ls The prospecT of loslng The respecT of Thelr peers and professors. NoT only are sTudenTs more wllllng To Turn ln Thelr classmaTes for dlshonesTy, and rlghTfully so, buT They are becomlng lncreaslng 'Turned off' by Thls Type of behavlor. Thls was evldenT ln The wrlTlng of The 'Shared CommlTmenT'. For The sTudenTs Involved ln deslgnlng Thls honor code for The Eckerd communlTy, academlc honesTy was one of The Issues sTressed. These sTudenTs felT ThaT The lmporTance of honesTy ln The classroom could noT be mlnlmlzed. Therefore, we Too should be wllllng To ablde ln order To malnTaln The feellng ThaT Eckerd ls 'A Col lege of DlsTlnc- Tlon' made up of sTudenTs of dls- Tlngulshed characTer. Marlon Meyer Dear Slr!Madam: The Foreign and DomesTlc Teach- ers OrganlzaTlon needs Teacher appllcanTs ln all flelds from KlndergarTen Through College To flll over slx hundred Teachlng vacancles boTh aT home and abroad Slnce 1968, our organlzaTlon has been flnding vacancles and IocaTlng Teachers boTh ln forelgn counTrles and ln al I flfTy sTaTes. We possess hundreds of currenT openlngs and have all The Informa- Tlon as To scholarships, granTs, and fellowshlps The prlnclple problem wlTh flrsT year Teachers ls HHEBE IQ EJND IHE JQBSL Slnce college newspapers are always anxlous To flnd poslTlons for Thelr graduaTlng Teachers your paper may be lnTeresTed ln your Teachers findlng employmenT for The followlng year, and prlnT our requesT for Teachers. Our lnformaTlon is igeg and comes aT an opporTune Tlme when There are more Teachers Than Teaching poslTlons. Should you wlsh addlTlonal ln- formaTlon abouT our organlzaTlon, you may wrlTe The NaTlonal Teach- er's PIacemenT Agency, Unlversal Teachers, Box 5231, PorTland, Oregon 97208. We do noT promlse every grad- uaTe ln The fleld of educaTlon a deflnlTe poslTion, however, we do promlse To provlde Them wlTh a wlde range of hundreds of currenT vacancy noTlces boTh aT home and abroad. Sincerely, John P. McAndrew, PresldenT Forelgn and DomesTic Teachers To The EdlTor andfor sTaff of The Esh isnaam Maniai. There are a few Thlngs I would llke To remark To you concerning The recenT debuT of your newsleT- Ter, of whlch you have apparenTly made careful selecTlon as To who -m rw' WNY l'

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esTlng and I apprecllaTe The need of brlnglng slTuaTlons llke The one In Honduras To The aTTenTlon of Eckerd sTudenTs. Ms. McArThur's prose sTyle, unforTunaTely, reads more Ilke a Nancy Drew novel Than ThaT of The 'Journallsm sTudenT' she calls herselT.lTry re-readlng The flrsT paragraph ln Thls llghT, I'm sure you'lI see whaT I meanJ SenTences such as Those beglnnlng wlTh 'They are coplers In ThaT.n', 'There do exlsT cerTaln nelghborhoodsH.' and 'AlThough many of The scenes I was able To seen.' show easlly recTlflable senTence sTrucTure The lasT arTlcle I had problems wlTh was yours on Andy. Hhlle l apprecIaTe your efforTs To presenT anoTher slde of The sTory, The arTlcle Is baslcally an edlTorlal, noT Journallsnn I, Too, sympaThlze wlTh Andy To a greaT degree, buT If Indeed he was a 'human sacrl- Tlce' he puT himself In ThaT posl- TIon.l suppose whlle I am aT ITI wlll make a few nlT-plcklng sug- gesTlons abouT word cholce ln Thls arTlcle. When you menTlon Andy's and KaTe's campalgns for E.C.O.SU They were runnlng for PresldenT and Flnance DIrecTor respecTlvely, noT respecTfully. lPerhaps They were respecTful In Thelr cam- palgns, buT I don'T belleve ThaT was The poInT you were maklngd LaTer when you say 'Halnes ls now lavlshlng lnu.' lavlshlng ls noT a verb. Posslbly you meanT luxur- laTlng In, glorylng In, wallowlng ln, enjoylng or rellshlng. I guess whaT Thls comes down To ls an offer To edlT for you before publlcaTIon raTher Than afTer LMEAQI ls prlnTed. Please excuse me If I sound rude or presumpT' uous, I really care abouT The quallTy of prInT medla on campus I Thlnk IMEAQI ls a flne plece of work and would llke To see IT reach greaT helghTs of quallTy and resposlblllTy. Thanks for your paTlence In readlng Thls and leT me know If I can assIsT you In any way. Sincerely, Lorl Hauser WhlTeker To The edITor of LMEAQI magazlne: As a Kappa R.A. and a resldenT of Kappa for Two years, I was a bIT upseT, If noT hurT, by Barbara Ray's arTlcle ln IMEAQI, IVolume 1, Issue ll'Complex faces, Vlc- Tlm: Kappa Complex.' VIcTIm, yes, was The approprlaTe subTlTle 131255 for Thls arTlcle buT I Thlnk Kappa Complex has been vlcTlmlzed one Too many Tlmes and porTrayal of The Kappa 'HasTeland' has been Kappa Is qulTe blased and unfalr. a unlque complex, buT unlque In many ways ThaT for some reason The auThor of Thls arTlcle falled To menTIon. LeT me porTray some of The ways In whlch Kappa Is so unlque and why us 'KappalTes' are proud of our complex. -Kappa hosTs some of The fInesT sTudenTs on Thls campus. If one chose To compare overall GPA's of all The complexes on campus, l'm sure ThaT Kappa's would be among The hlghesT for The lasT several years. I know my own dorm alone hosTs four sophomore honor sTudenTs. Slmple pleasures, slmple mlnds? -Kappa ls unlque because our dorm damage ls subsTanTlally lower Than ThaT of 'Inner clTy' dorms. -Kappa ls unlque because In IT llve lndlvlduals who feel free To express Themselves In ways whlch They feel comTorTable and are open mlnded To The expresslons of oThers. I'm noT saylng ThaT oTher complexes To noT have Thls lndIvlduallTy. IT ls JusT ThaT Kappa's has been Taken advanTage of. Your arTlcle on Kappa ls JusT The Type of overly relnforced sTereoType ThaT has acTualIy scared people from comlng ouT here Cl flnd ThaT ThoughT To be qulTe humorous! and has InlTlaTed Kappa as THE drug complex on campus Personally, I belleve Kappa has noT more drugs and perhaps less Than any of The oTher complexes on campus. I am noT saylng Kappa does noT parTy. Yes, we deflnITe- ly know how To parTy, buT I be- lleve IT ls noT The desTrucTlve Type of parTylng ThaT seems To occur elsewhere. Kappa has an exTremely frlendly aTmosphere and we, as a Kappa famlly, are proud of The facT ThaT we llve here. I have greaT respecT for LMEAQI and flnd IT To be a greaT conTrlbuTlon for our communITy. I only wlsh The same respecT could be glven In reTurn To Kappa complex and our sTereoType could overcame Becky Nelson, LelghTon House RA Mary, FlrsT off -- LMEAQI was greaTl Plaln and slmple--greaT. Now on To anoTher slmple polnT: The mlnds and pleasures of Those who reslde In The ever conTrover- slal Kappa Complex. HhaT The heck? lPlease noTlce The uTTer- ance of AWE and DISGUST wlThouT The expresslon 'Oh fuck!! As far as Um concerned, Kappa has been unfalrly 'vlcTlmlzed' and sTereo- Typed for no valld reasom Slnce 'AunTle Barb' was glven The prlvlledge To 'vIcTImlze' Kappa, I belleve IT ls also my prlvl ledge To produce an aTTempT aT defense, so here I go: 'Insane asylum?' 0fTen on weekendsl Hhy noT? I happened To personally noTIce a number of sane and sober people around lasT nlghT afTer I reTurned To The 'CounTry Club' from The llbrary aT 11:00 PM. Yes, I know where The llbrary Is--provlng my braln ls noT gpm: plainly 'dead.' I also knew when To leave The llbrary by readlng my waTch. If you wlsh, I could name a few more KappaITes who 'learned To read a clock.' I could conTlnue To be sar- casTIc and nlT-plck The resT of The arTlcle lTempTlnglJ, buT why dlsclalm absurdlTIes wlTh absurdl- Tles? Yes, IT was very absurd To clalm ThaT resldenTs of Kappa have 'slmple pleasures, slmple mlndsl' I would explaln The mlnds of Those resldlng In Kappa as well-rounded, lnTeresTIng and openg by no means slmple. Sure we have our par- Tlersl Doesn'T every complex? Kappa also has whaT some people would sTereoType as 'Jocks,' 'geeks,' 'welrdos,' 'goody Two- shoes' and 'braIns.' Thls ls The problem--sTereoTyplng. Psychology ofTen warns us of The problems of sTereoTyplng. One problem Is mlsjudglng people be- cause They've been sTereoTyped. I belleve Kappa has been mlsjudged for Too long. Um noT denylng The arTlcle was correcT wITh facTs-IT JusT dldn'T glve enough of Them for anyone To properly undersTand Kappa. I know I could personallv wrITe pages and pages Trylng To describe or lnTerpreT KappaITes and sTlll end up shorT. LeT Kappa be known for lT's parTles. Hasn'T everyone had a good Tlme here aT leasT once? BuT, please leT Kappa be known for lT's dlversITy, noT sImpllcITy. IndlvlduaIlTy ls The hearT of Kappa. People are dIfferenT here and we're proud To admlT ITI Don'T crlTlclze us because we ofTen dlsagree wITh 'normsf Whoever sald 'norms' were correcT? We cerTalnly dldn'T! I,b,Ls Is The world of a True KappalTe ScoTT Rlvlnlus Proud KappalTe 7

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