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PAGE3 INSIDE BACK PAGE Freshmen urged to retain education Duff, faculty encourage students to go for the long haul DANIELLE HAAS Staff Writer As the Pomp and Circumstance that surrounded the first New Student Convocation played on last Friday, several members of the faculty and administration marched into the Congress Hotel's Great Hall. Led by Columbia's President, John B. Duff, they paraded onto the stage, determined to bait Columbia's freshmen and pull them in for the long haul. One of the main.themes in Duffs speech was embrac­ ing the chance that you are given. "You're at the nation's largest arts and communications school," he said, '" Carpe Diem'. Seize the day. Make great use of the time you have here at Columbia. Some of you will author the culture of our times." Dean Jean Lightfoot followed Duff with her rendition of "If You Believe." Next, Paul Hoover, a renowned poet and a Poet-in-Residence at Columbia since 1974, spoke. "You're in an international city at an arts college, in the South Loop," he said. "There's no better place to be. Columbia is a place where theory and practice are joined, not in competition." The surprise appearance of congressman Danny Davis (7th district) who flew in specifically for the event, was the highlight of the convocation.

"You have before you one of the greatest challenges, DoNNIE SEALS ..JR . /CHRO HICL~ but also one of the greatest opportunities," Davis said. "My message is very simple: if you stay the course, Congressman Oii_nny Davis, in a surprise visit, spoke at Columbia's first New Student working and knowing at the end of do is not Convocation, where he urged students to pursue a lasting education at the school. just the work, but to make a difference." Davis is currently pushing a bill in Congress for the Lillian Williams, a journalism instructor, spoke last. work better." allocation of$750,000 to Columbia's Retention Program. "We understand that you're shaping your visions and Following the convocation, students flooded into a stu­ Another highlight was the appearance of singer Maggie voices and we're here to help you," she said. "Studies de~t expo with various student groups and services pre Brown, a former Columbia student. She sang a song show that students learning in a culturally diverse setting penned by her father, "A Newborn Child." ~ • S EE COMVOCATIQ~, ~~E . 2 Tuition Stress looms high for students "These new communication barri­ old seemed to agree, almost unani­ JOTHAM SEDERSTROM ers are the dark side of the informa­ mously, that stress was a part of eXpected to Campus Editor tion revolution," said Terry O 'Hara, their lives. a counselor at Ohio State University. "Stress overworks the brain, and When Jason Altom, a graduate stu­ "We don't know how to deal with causes nervousness," noted one stu· climb dent at Harvard, committed suicide people like we used to, and we're dent on the survey. "Sometimes my last year because of school-related having a more difficult time coping mind is focused on other things s tr~ss, campus officials across the MARY BETH COOPER with our problems." besides school'' Staff Writer nation took steps to prevent similar Of 133 Columbia students sur­ His sentiments are echoed occurrences. veyed, most admitted to living a throughout Columbia. On a scale of With college tuition on the rise, Columbia's latest Though Altom's case is the excep- stressful lifesty le, but few agreed on one to 10--with 10 be ing the most tuition hike is neither unique, nor the last of its kind. . tion, thousands of students experi­ how big a problem it was or how to stressed---{)nly 30 placed themselves Columbia is only one the many colleges forced to raise ence panic disorders and between deal with it. on the lower-half of the scale. its prices to make the grade. three 'million to six million " I worry about my place in the art Of those surveyed, I 05 cited " ! think there will be a tuition increase each year," said Americans will have attacks in their world," said Steve Hiaasen, a film money as the issue they lose the R. Michael DeSalle, Columbia's Vice President of lifetime, according to the National major, who echoed the opinion of 48 most sleep over and 59 agreed that Finance. "Prices of materials that Columbia purchases Institute of Mental Health. other students who worried about relationships were worrisome. Hut go up, as well as faculty and staff salaries, so tuition has It's no secret that college students their future careers. "Sometimes I 88 students thought school was the to go up. Generally, tuition at all colleges increases experience stress, but with strides in think I should've gone into some­ most stressful part of their li ves. annually to provide for raises to faculty and staff, for technology, students are spending thing with a bigger job market." "Kids are juggling too many increases in the prices of products and services that we less time talking about their prob­ The Chronicle survey, conducted ball s," said Dr. Geraldine buy ... for additional faculty, new staff, new scholarship lems face-to-face with counselors in random classes, was given to stu­ Piorkowski, the Clinical Associate money, new bu.ildings and building improvements," and friends, and instead, communi­ dents regardless of their major or Professor of Psychology at the DeSalle said. cating via the Internet. According to how old they were. Whi le almost University of !llinois. "One can't do Statistics show that the average price of college tuition some experts, the result is more two-thirds of those surveyed were too many things at once." stressed students than ever. female, students from 18 to 53 years SEE $TI'IUS, PAGE 2 El CAMPUS N E WS .:r Convocation .. i • • • • COtmNUED FROM FROilT PAOE sent. "I was very pleased with the program," Columbia's Associate Vice President of Planning BUSINESS/ADVERTISING Mark Kelly said. "l felt that it was a great success. MANAGER Turnout was terrific. l thought Congressman Davis added a nice touch to all the festivities," BILLY O'KEEFE Kelly said. VIEWPOINTS/ "!thought it was fantastic, in terms of themes­ NEW MEDIA EDITOR sage the college is attempting to send that they need to be engaged for the long hau_l," said Davis JOTHAM SEDERSTROM as he stopped to give his opinion of the event, CAMPUS EDITOR before making his rounds at the expo. "It's just as important to finish as it is to begin. Columbia has JILL LOPRESTI a genuine interest in the well-being and success of VITALITY EDITOR their students." BENJAMIN T'RECROCI The results of the convocation seemed to exceed SPORTS EDITOR Kelly's expectations. "There were 1,500 seats in the room and I'd have to say that about 1,000 of KIMBERLY BREHM them were filled. People just kept coming in. l AssiSTANT EDITOR think we pretty much got what we expected and more. Students know that they're joining a com­ GRAHAM COUCH munity." AssiSTANT EDITOR "I think what we've done is established a tradi­ tion. Next year people will be expecting it and Addae Shelby, a film student, looks on as a new student, Jacob MICHAEL O'BRII;:N each year it will keep getting better and better. I AssiSTANT EDITOR thought the speakers were wonderful. They took Snodgrass, a Technical Theater major, busts a move to us on an intellectual journey and spoke from their Ensemble Stop-Time. BRIAN CAMPBELL hearts. l have to believe that students went away new people. It seems totally worthwhile. I liked the free pizza. It CONTRIBlTTlNG EDITOR inspired; determ ined to make their mark. l saw a lot of determined was cool to watch the congressman speak." faces out there." ROBERT HART Claire Lewandonaski, another freshmen, said, "It was informa­ A surv~y conducted by the Chronicle of about 45 freshmen tive. It gave us a chance to understand more of what goes on. l P HOTOGRAPHY EDITOR voiced several of their positive and negative feelings concerning thought they could have filled us in on basic city information." Columbia. Most said the teachers, diversity, and new people were DONNIE SEALS JR. Kristin Williams, a sophomore, Illustration and Graphic Design what they loved most about the school. The downfalls were the AsSISTANT PHOTOGRAPHY major thought the event was boring and wouldn't have attended if high tuition, lack of campus structure, and inconvenience of the EDITOR the event had been held last year. elevator system. Scott Maples, also a sophomorC!, sound and film major said, "I AMY AzzARITO After the expo students were invited to attend the street party in probably wouldn't have gone last year, just because l never knew COPY CHIEF the back comer of the South Loop parking lot. wliat was going on anyway. It was kind of nice to see the · Mike Meo, a freshmen said, "I'm glad l carne, I met a couple of President, though, and see where all our money is going." CARRIE BRITTAIN Besides talking about their problems, C OPY EDITOR Piorkowski suggests ' down-time' as a way . of dealing with stress. Relli~ ing, exercising VALERIE D ANNER or simply reading a book, she says, can go a COPY EDITOR long way. In general, a little spontaneity in life can help students take their mind off of MELODY E . RODGERS what is expected of them. COPY EDITOR "You can't structure every moment of the day," said Piorkowski. "People get very J iM SULSKI dead when their life is pro­ FACULTY ADVISER grammed."

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PHOTOS AND GRAPHICS ARE THE Instead, Mason suggests eating sensibly, PROPERTY OF THE COLUMBIA stress-management and · thougb CHRONICLE AND MAY NOT BE he warns that competitive sports c~ just REPRODUCED OR PUBLISHED add to a student's stress. In additi.on, he rec­ WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION ommends Autogenic training, a western phi­ FROM THE EDITOR-IN-cHIEF OR as far as what is expected for a well-round­ losophy dating back to the 1930s, which is a FACULTY ADVISER. ed education," said Mason. "Today, students mental process that retains certain phrases. Stress By repeating phrases like, 'I'm at peace are compartmentalized with very specific with myself,' and 'My right arm is warm,' THE COLUMBIA CHRONICLE COtmNUED FROM FROilT PAOE focuses. Students used to take a variety of 623 S . W ABASH AVENUE Because more people are enrolled in c~urses, and were more cultured because of the body picks up signals, and responds to SUITE 20!5 college than ever before, students from all it." them. CHICAOO,IL 6060!5· 1 gge socioeconomic backgrounds are getting an Mason says that the advent of new tech­ "A lot of students prefer Autogenics education and holding part-time jobs to nology-especially the Internet- is at the because it's a_process of letting go physical­ MAIN lJNE: 3 I 2 -344-72!54 afford it, said Piorkowski. root of the problem because students have ly and mentally," said Mason, "and they can EDITC>ft: 3 I 2 -344-7343 "Kids from all walks of life are going to lost sight of communicating face:to-face. use irwhenever they're feeling stressed." AovvmSINO: 312·344·7432 school now, which is' great," said Television, computers, pagers, cell phones, With Altom· and numerous others who CAMO'US: 3 I 2·344-72!5!5 Piorkowski, who notes that students study­ e-mail, voice mail and fax machines have have committed suicide because of stress, vo~''"" ' 3 1 2·344-72!5e ing health sciences are under the most all helped in destroying the art of conversa­ school officials are putting more emphasis VITI'UTY LA&£:1 : 3 I 2-344·7!5 2 I on solving the problem before it gets out of stress. "But l think we're asking too much tion, said Mason. S~ : 3 I 2·344-708e hand. More schools are offering counseling of students." "Students talk less about what's bothering PHO'TOO.....,.HY: 3 I Z-344-7732 services and suicide hotlines than ever Ninety-eight of the students surveyed them," agrees Piorkowski. "The art of con­ """' 3 I 2 ·344· 8032 before, but to some degree stress will thought their generation was experiencing versation is dying, and I suppose it began always be a factor in the lives of students. more stress then any other. Dr. John Mason, with television how ever many years ago." Wu Aooi\ESs: "Most young.people are going through all WWW.CCCH"OHICLZ.COM of the Stress Education Center, concedes Of the students surveyed, I 03 thought sorts of things for the first time," said that more is being asked of students, but' Columbia needed a resource center where Mason. "Even if it's positive; a new situa­ E-MAIL: argues that they have it easier then students they could talk with someone abOut their tion is going to be stressful. It's just a part CHI'IOHQe@tNTVW:CESS .COM 20 years ago. stress, yet only three students said therapy "People have lowered their expectations was a way they dealt with it. ' of life." ·. Lerman wins Presidential -Award · INKLINGS.. ALANTRUBOW Columbia students traveling to Princeton University. "From Ozone to Oil Spills: Chemistry, the Environment !.rf.~~!!'.i!'!. .~i!! P.!~'!...... SiaffWriter and You," is a program for non-science majors at Despite the barbed wire fencing surrounding the Princeton, Indiana University and Columbia. South Loop Parking Lot on the comer of Wabash and Harrison, the gates remained open for freshmen to come Every night when Dr. Zafra Lerman goes to bed, she Columbia students invade Princeton every year so the and go as they pleased. asks herself what she did that day to benefit another per­ two classes can demonstrate what they've learned about son. Her motto is that if she can see she's helping some­ environmental chemistry and show each other their pro­ The "mandatory" celebration for Columbia freshmen that capped off Friday's convocation was a success, one every day, then her life is worth living. jects. This philanthropic attitude is the reason the Israeli pro­ "The amazing thing," Lerman said, " is our students according to Columbia's Associate Vice President of fessor has won the I 999 Presidential Award for are second to none. They have no problem interacting Planning, Mark Kelly, though not as big a success as Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering with the students from Princeton. Actually the Princeton planned. mentor. students have become much more creative since the pro­ The New Student Convocation began at 1 p.m. in the The Presidential award is one of gram began." Congress Plaza Hotel with an estimated 1,000 students the most prestigious awards a sci­ Student projects range from attending. But by the 3 p.m. celebration, attendance had entist can win. Lerman, head of comic strips to movies. In the fallen to approximately 200 stu


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-Monday, Nov. 29 (2:00-6:00) -Tuesday, Nov. 30 (1 0:00-3:00) -Wednesday Dec. 1 (1 0:00-3:00) -Thursday Dec. 2 (1 0:00-3:00) ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• :• Attention!! Attention!! :• • • • It's here a8ain • • • • • • ~tudent Organizations Day • • • • • • Become a member of an or8anization • • • • On • • • • October 21, · 1999 • • • • • • at • • • • The Hoken Annex • • • • • • from • • • • • • 10:00 a .m.-~:P~Q. p.m. ~ •• .• • • • ~ee you there!!! • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • EDITORIAL "Have you read Malcolm X yet?" hen I was in the eighth grade, almost all my friends had some Malcolm X merchandise-hats, T-shirts, W sweatshirts, shoes, even watches. I couldn't escape seeing some Malcolm X paraphernalia from Spike Lee's new movie somewhere. Even Bill Cosby and Michael Jordan were sporting the X hat. Well, I had to have one. I have to admit that fads back then enticed me, and I fell for almost all of them. Now you must remember that I was still in the eighth grade, so I didn't have a job. Life at Columbia: Don't sweat it I didn't think to go to my parents because they did g ive me an allowance If you are feeling stressed out at the moment, because we need friends to get by in life. ($13 on the 1st and 15th of every know that you are not alone. Seventy eight percent of A certain amount of dai ly stress is necessary and month, but to this day, I still hate not Columbia students admit to being stressed, according useful , according to psychologists. Positive stress can getting paid every week). to a Chronicle survey. Around hal f of all US students order your priorities and heighten concentration. It Time went on, and I saved and drop out of college before graduation. This only leads develops a sense of urgency -- for example, cram­ saved the little money I had for an X to more stress, unless you know what you will do ming: Some students cannot study until a-week before hat. It's surprising to me that at that next. an exam, and put pressure on themselves by learning age, I could set my sights and save my Money is the biggest worry according to 80 per­ everything they need to know in the days before an money for something I really wanted. cent of students here. This is linked to the fact that exam.· Everyone copes with stress differently, so this Then, the day came. I counted the many dollar bills in the teenagers from all socio-economic backgrounds are formula is out of the question for many. shoe box atop my closet, and went to my dad one Saturday morn­ now enrolling in colleges, with many having to juggle Negative stress on the other hand, is dangerous. It ing. I remember the conversation like this: a job or two with their classes. damages your learning capacity and inhibits direction Two thirds of students claim the pressures of among students. Unlike positive stress, this is a sign Me: Dad, can you take me to the store? .schoool are too much. The process of deciding which that you are no longer in control. Dad: Why? What are you trying to buy? course/major to take is painstaking, with many unsure Symptoms of stress include anxiety, anger, bore­ Me: I want to get an X hat. of which career to pursue. High school careers advi­ dom, depression and self-blame. Nobody is exempt Dad: (slight pause) Oh, is that right? sors are notorious for being less than helpful, so from these feelings. The only difference is that some countless students take a course that "sounds good." people can hide them better. Now, when he said "Oh, is that right?" I knew I was in for Add to this the expectation and pressure from parents, Sixty percent of Columbia students said sleep another one of my dad's lectures. who shell out for their kids' education, and stress helped them to cope, but the Stress Education Center becomes inevitable. believes that this is counter-productive. It is only Dad: Who was Malcolm X? Once in college, stress is exacerbated by badly avoiding the problem. Twenty six percent said alcohol Me: Aww, c'mon Dad. Can we just go and talk about it later? organized classes. Freshmen wonder which topics relieved stress, and I 2 percent resorted to drugs. Dad: NO! Now who was he? will be covered and how many assignments there will Students are globally renowned for their drink and Me: He was involved in the Civil Rights movement. be and their sense of control vanishes. Many classes chemical experimentation, but this is not an answer to Dad: Civil rights huh, what else? sound great in the college catalog, but turn out to be stress, but simply escapism. Me: He helped black people cause we couldn't ride on the much different than expected. Relaxing, exercising and reading are simple ways · bus like white people did. He helped Martin Luther King Jr. back All students experience self-doubt and low self of dealing with stress. Talking to people can ease your then too. esteem at some point. We often find ourselves staring worries, and counselling services are specifically Dad: Malcolm helped Dr. King? at a page blankly for 20 minutes, before realizing we designed to help you overcome your stress-related Me: Yeah and they helped start the Black Panthers with that have taken nothing in. This may simply be due to problems. Suffering in silence benefits no one, least one guy. boredom, but can also start us questioning why we of all yourself. Suicide is the worst possible answer. Dad: OK, I've heard enough. took the subject in the first place. Families mourn the death of a loved one, but never Homesickness is often frowned upon by those get over a suicide. At this point I was beaming. I knew I had passed my ~ad 's who see themselves as cool, but it is a natural and uni­ In an ideal world, students would not have to pay test, and I was off to get my hat. My dad got up, and even grabbed versal feeling for freshmen, especially shy freshmen. fees to go to college. This would lessen money-relat­ his keys and jacket like he was heading out the door. I started to Starting college is a daunting experience. There is ed stress and would remove the parental pressure. bolt down t~e hallway when I fe lt a hand on my shoulder. pressure to make new friends and to start living inde­ It is important to realize that getting good grades pendently, and loneliness leads to stress. Don't be does not guarantee a stress-free college life. On the Dad: Where are you going? afraid to call home as much as you want. You may contrary, self-worth should not be tied to grades. Me: What? I thought we were going to get my hat? th ink the solution to feeling like a fish out of water is Stress can cause actual physical and mental damage Dad: Yeah, we'll go. Right after you finish this book. to drink like a fish, but loneliness and homesickness and no assignment is worth that. Your college days Me: Huh? will pass. We make new friends automatically, simply are the best days of your life. Dad: I'm going to the store. Be ready to talk about the first chapter when I get back. EoffooN BY BILLY O'KEEFE In my hands was "The Autobiography of Malcolm X." It was thick, the words were small, and I had to read all of it before I wore any Malcolm X attire. Kids my age didn't enjoy reading books like this, and especially when it wasn't for school. I couldn't believe my dad was going to make me read this epic novel about a black man whom I already knew about. What was even more upsetting to me was that now I had to wait even longer for my X hat. I must have told all my friends that I was getting the hat that weekend. Now I felt like Theo Huxtable on "The Cosby Show" THAl'S 000 ... THE when he had to return the Gordan Gartrell shirt after he told his girlfriend he was getting one. . WEATHERMAN I knew whining and complaining about it was out of the ques­ DIDN'T SAY ANYniiNG tion because my dad would have knocked me to next week, along with making me read the entire "Roots" series. In my room I AI100T RAIN ... went, book in hand, and on the verge of crying. I had never been so angry with my dad. "What was reading this book going to change?" I told myself. I began with chapter one (skipped the foreword), and contin­ ued to read. I read and read, and when I did see my dad (he actu­ ally never left, just stayed out of view for a few hours) I was well into the book. The story of this black youth intrigued me, and after a few days, I was always reading it. After one chapter fin­ ished, I didn't hesitate and headed straight for the next. At times when I was usually listening to my headphones, I was now read­ ing. 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~.~!!!~ightened we stand 1 --=-::...... :!~~UEDi!::.=..::.:!!'-----GEe___ _ Guest Coi!Jmnist book is a great American novel. Issues that Malcolm X talked about in the 60s still have relevance today to all people. "MYco-wo rkers are transvestite didates because they've been shoved down their When most people think of Malcom's story, the first thing that comes to . motorcycle-driving cannibal throats for so long." mind is the fact that he was a racist. It's true. During Malcolm's run as a midgets." This title sounds like Both men raise valid points. Politics are bor­ spokesperson for the Nation of Islam, he preached that the solution to the a "Jerry Springer" show. Just imagine a panel of ing, and candidates perpetually shove them­ race problem was complete separation of the black race from the white. He leather-clad midgets, caged so they can't eat selves down the public throat. The goal of poli­ was also famous for giving white people the title of "devil," but the story each other. tics has never been to entertain. When was the does not end there. With the splatter of actors and off-the-wall last time you packed some sodas and popcorn, Most of the media and society focused on Malcolm X's racism, but what politicians onto the political canvas, American and went to a city council meeting with your you must understand IS that Malcolm went through a change in his life for society is combining pop culture with politics. gi rlfriend or boyfriend? the better. During Malcolm's visit to Mecca, he worshipped with people of The aforementioned scenario could also In 1992, Ross Perot won 19 percent of the all colors and races. He realized that what he was preaching to black describe the future of the presidency. Some vote, and in I 996, he won 8.4 percent. In 1992, America was wrong. actors have al ready achieved high office, such he received enough votes to allow a cheating Upon his return to the U.S., Malcolm removed himself from the Nation as Ronald "where am I?" Reagan, to Charlton smooth talker to take public office and eventu­ of Islam, but continued his plight to help black people. His story is truly an "Moses" Heston, who ironically is the chairman ally abuse it. In 1996 Perot saw more than a 50 amazing one. From a poor family, to a jail cell, and then a militant black of the National Rifle Association. percent decline in votes, but his campaign pro­ leader, Malcolm's journey during the turbulent 60s is truly an inspiring one. The growing media-scape made possible by vided a springboard for our present political I finally did get my X hat, and when I wore it, I was proud. I knew who the Internet and television has created a myriad state. the man was instead of just jumping on some fad. Today "The of outlets that prey on American materialism. In a recent CBS poll, people ranked guns, Autobiography of Malcolm X" is my favorite book, and I try to read it every Already bent on consumption, Americans are the budget deficit and drugs on the low end of year. After every reading, I've learned something I didn't quite understand radically displaying their apathy and indiffer­ importance, garnering I 0 percent, six percent, in my fi rst reading. It was a great learning experience for me, and I thank my ence toward standard politics. The need to place and four percent, respectively. These three dad for making me read it. entertamers and non-politicians in. government issues are at the top of the Reform Party that office indicates an increase in America's insa­ Perot started. Jesse Ventura wants to legalize tiable need to be entertained. drugs and prostitution while Forbes and Donald Growing in response to media irmovations Trump harp on giving Americans more for their celebrities are taking adv11ntage of new method~ dollar. People actually buy into this stuff. Call ... of communication and recreating the line that Ventura, a former Navy Seal, and his sup­ once separated politicians from entertainers and porters rationalize the legalization of gun con­ celebrities. The straight, bureaucratic line has I'll admit, there are a lot of things I don't really get about the Chronicle. trol and prostitution because the legalization of mean, your news department (or whatever it's called) could use some become elastic, constantly redrawn to appease each could eliminate the black market. If work. But I have to say, it's not a bad paper once you get around all those whoever feels l ike bending it. · women are allowed to tum tricks wherever they ads. That story about eating disorders was really cool and well-written, and The most recent pop-political phenomena is want, they will not need to worry about abusive the opinion page has some really gutsy writing in it. I just hope the gover­ the Reform Party, which Ross Perot, a wealthy pimps. If kids are allowed to arm themselves nor doesn't read Billy's article, because he'll probably get a million traffic Texas businessman, started in 1992. Since then, they will not have to worry about being defense­ tickets if he does! the party has grown, embraced by Jesse "The less when some angry Marilyn Manson fan Body" Ventura and Donald Trump. Patrick walks into a class and blows everyone away. Melanie.Miller Buchanan, an estranged Republican, is also Prostitutes wi ll still get beaten by their FilmNideo considering running for the Reform Party's clients. Marilyn Manson is cool. People are nomination for the 2000 election. politically lazy. Steve Forbes and Donald Criticizing candidates for office such as Trump each brag about saving Americans Ross Perot, Donald Trump and Patrick money, but these are men who are worth bil­ ... response ... Buchanan would be hypocritical because they lions because of their rueful business smarts. are giving the public what it wants-fiery and Both Trump and Patrick Buchanan have books What's there not to get about the Chronicle? Sadly, it's full of ambiguous frenzied speeches that make no sense, but are coming out. Using the political scape to make chaff (and that includes the mi ldly interesting yet terribly superficial story entertaining. The proof'? Jesse "The Body" money is a lot less far-fetched than Forbes, about the eating disorder). There appears to be a lot of self-absorption going Ventura is now the governor of Minnesota. Trump and Buchanan want the public to on-from the editor's irresponsible and highly un-joumalistic responses to let­ Ventura has changed out of his tights and believe. ters, to the seemingly countless selfish "me" columns (and that includes the low-budget movie roles, into a coat and tie. One The popularity for candidates in the Reform story about the eating disorder). automatically thinks that since Jesse was elect­ Party, along with other celebrities, is jading I just transferred to Columbia, and it's unfortunate that already I'm fed ed, he must possess all of the traits that Americans. The exposure that these men up with the publication that is supposed to represent me and my fellow stu­ Minnesotans wanted in their governor. In reali­ receive from the Internet, TV, and print, does dents. That is, if I can read it without some silly copy error tripping me up. ty, "The Body" is the governor because not legitimize their issues. It indicates that According to your staff listing, you have FOUR copy editors for a WEEK­ Minnesotans got tired of their former governor, Americans have expended the entertainment in LY paper! What do you people do? Arne H. Carlson, who held office from 1991 TV, cinema, etc., and are now demanding that until Ventura was elected. Ventura's radical politics entertain them. One needs to remember Jeff stance on issues from gun control to drugs are that most of these men have personal interests at Columbia Student well received and also hated, but the common the heart of their campaigns. denominator among everyone is their fascina­ They have also achieved their status through tion of him. From Sam Donaldson to Playboy, money and/or stupid statements. Ventura's com­ ... and another response Ventura is occupy ing TV and print. Every bit of ment about wanting to be reincarnated as a bra exposure that Ventura and the rest of the Reform and Buchanan's debate that the U.S. should True that. Whi le not ALL the writing in the Chronicle is self-absorbed (I Party gets equals less press for the real politi­ have forged a prewar agreement with Hitler, agree with Melanie that that George Ryan thing was a good read, and the cians. This cycle increases apathy toward indicate their pure stupidity. Apathy will always column next to it was pretty funny too) some of the editors need to get a American government. exist, but the reasons why one is apathetic need thicker skin. So what if you get criticized, that's what a paper's all about!! In a recent issue of Newsweek, Republican to examined if American society wants to be And I totally agree about the errors. That some of the Chronicle's editors candidate Patrick Buchanan said that "politics productive in the future. Maybe, we'll catch don't even know good grammar is pretty sad. has to be exciting again," and that "this is a ourselves before MTV is used to settle disputes bored nation." 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the summer camp bus on time to leave for the summer. Ben doesn't worry KIMBERLY BREHM that the kids may not have finished their homework and aren't prepared for Assistant Editor school. In fact, Ben doesn't pay attention to the details that life demands of us. Anyone who is married, or is even contemplating marriage, must see "The He can't even remember to fill his car with windshield wiper fluid, as the light in Story of Us," a movie starring Bruce Willis and Michelle Pfeiffer. In fact, this his car bl i n~s incessantly red. movie's portrayal of marriage is so realistic that it should be It's amazing that the qualities required viewing for all engaged couples. that we find so endearing in a The movie's previews do not do justice to the movie's person are the very qualities insights into what it takes to keep a marriage strong, espe­ that can become so infuriating cially after 15 years. This isn't your typical romantic "feel to a partner. How can some­ good" movie where the couple's love triumphs over major thing once thought of as so upheavals and hardships. Instead, the movie shows that cute become so maddening? the average day to day responsibilities is what really grinds It's a question that every mar­ a marriage down. ried couple asks themselves at This is a story that every married couple I know is living. least once a week. Nobody tells you before marriage that most couples fall in Willis and Pfeiffer aren't the - and out love throughout a marriage. Nobody warns you only attractions in the movie. that you can hate your mate as much as you can love him Rob Reiner, whom also direct­ or her. ed the movie, stars as Stan, "The Story of Us" does an outstanding job of showing Ben's best friend. viewers the inner workings of a realistic marriage. By flash­ Rita Wilson, best known as ing back over the years, Willis' and Pfeiffer's characters are Tom Hanks wife, is Stan's wife shown having the :....___ = ;;;_-' Rachel, who is Katie's best same fights over and friend. These two actors are hysterical. They are the Fred and . over again. This is Ethel Mertz to Ben and Katie's Lucy and Ricky. done very humorous­ Stan and Rachel give great advice to their best friends. They ly, by showing the too have experienced many ups and downs in their own rela­ changing hair and tionship. Rachel tells Katie, "Marriage is the Jack Kevorkian of clothing styles of the romance," it is virtually impossible to French kiss a person who 1960s, 70s, and 80s. leaves the new roll of toilet paper resting on top of the empty Although viewers will cardboard roll!? Stan, on the other hand, tells Ben; "Fear and laugh during these guilt are what keep society humming. There are no definitive scenes, there will answers in life, it's all an illusion." also be tears, tears Other actors in the movie include Paul Reiser, who plays for the fact that the Ben's literary agent, Dave. Dave also offers comedic relief as very things that pull he explains that having cybersex with someone other than your two people together spouse isn't really cheating. Betty White and Red Buttons play In the beginning are Willis' parents, an easygoing and romantic couple. They tell the very things that their son that "playing hide the sausage" is a great way to over­ will pull them apart come marital troubles. Katie's parents, played by Jayne over time. Meadows and Tom Poston, give very different advice as their Willis and Pfeiffer's marriage has been built around their obsessive-compulsive characters are Ben The highs and lows of marriage - Ben (Bruce Willis) and Jordan ways. and Katie Jordan. (Michelle Pfeiffer) star in "The Story of Us." "The Story of Us" is about the relationship of a marriage- the Katie is the "desig- good, the bad, and the ugly. It portrays, in the most realistic nated driver" of the marriage. She needs to have everything in its place, every way I have ever seen, the vu lnerability of both a husband and wife and what question an answer, and closure to all of the events in her life. Katie's job as a they go thro11gh when a relationship is coming dismantled. The film captures crossword puzzle designer enables her to know that the little world she has the breakdown of a marriage by showing the strains of the test of time. When created on that half page is complete. Katie wants to be different. She has a you leave this movie, you will have a newfound respect for those couples who need for fun and laughter but is unable to let loose herself so she falls in love have been able to stay together for many years. And most of all , you will real­ with Ben, a wildly imaginative and spontaneous person. ize the tremendous amount of work and love that must go into a successful Ben, a writer, is a playful man who believes in happy endings. He is the one relationship. that makes the children laugh. Ben doesn't worry about the kids making it to

Malkovich for 15 minutes. The fun really starts when Lotte wants to have a go. EDEL COFFEY The experience has convinced her that being a woman is not for her. Staff Writer Countless Cameron Diaz fans may bow their heads in mourning. Spike Jonze's debut feature film opens with an elaborate puppet show The film has great comedic moments and gives a great insight into the life of staged between thick velvet blue curtains. The puppet, equipped with beard, a celebrity. One scene has Malkovich ordering a bath mat and agonizing over ponytail and blinking eyes, reels around the room to a dramatic and frenzied which color to chose. Another shows him being approached by members of score, portraying what looks like a breakdown. We later find out that this is the the public, who predictably say "Hey, aren't you that guy... John, don't tell "Dance of Despair and Disillusionment." Both of these themes provide an me ... John Maplethorpel" to which Malkovich replies, deadpan, "Malkovich, undercurrent to this impressive debut. yes." The dexterous puppeteer is Craig Schwartz (John Cusack). Unemployed, he When Maxine becomes a love interest of Malkovich, all chaos ensues as spends his days baby-sitting the various wild beasts that his hippie wife, Lotte both Lotte and Craig struggle to occupy Malkovich during his more romantic (Cameron Diaz) has taken under her wing. He spends the rest of his time per­ moments. forming street puppet shows. The content of these shows is usually sexually explicit, with one scene portraying a horny nun and a randy priest pummeling against a wall that, thankfully, divides them. This exact scene provokes a father, "Being John ~alkovich" whose daughter observes the scene with extreme confusion, to prematurely end the show by punching the puppeteer in the face. Diaz's performance as Lotte is terrific. She plays the opposite of her usual When Schwartz's wife suggests that these heatings were becoming a bit fre­ pretty girl character as a fuzzy-haired brunette, sporting a woolly cardigan and quent he decides to look fo r a job. After scanning the space between a chimp who is undergoing treatment for "suppressed childhood trauma." "Publisher" and "Purveyor" in the classifieds, he spots an ad looking for some­ Diaz proves that blonde or not, she is a fine actor. one with rapid finger movement. The position is a filing clerk in a corporate John Cusack's anti-hero role is portrayed to perfection and he has a stun­ agency. Disillusioned, he decides to go along. ning ability to fulfill both the sombre and the upbeat parts of the film. What ensues are scenes of pure hilarity. Schwartz's office is located on floor With cameos from Brad Pitt, Sean Penn and Charlie Sheen and produced by seven and a half, which actually turns out to be a half floor- it has a 4-foot Michael Stipe, this bizarre story is obviously a favorite among the stars. · ceiling reminiscent of "Alice in Wonderland ," which forces everyone to walk Whether it will be successful at the box office is another story. Although -it is a pathetically hunched. comedy, it is a dark movie with an R rating and there are elements of violence Schwartz gets the job and meets up with Maxine Lund (Catherine Keener), and sex that have a less than funny tone. . who acts as the love interest, not only for Schwartz, but also for his wife Lotte. The film touches on the classic themes of mortality, .love, jealousy and ambi­ Accidentally, he discovers a small door behind a stack of filing cabinets and on tion. However, these themes are highlighted by such twisted and bizarre illus­ further investigation discovers that the door is actually a portal into the mind of trations that they are rendered completely refreshing and constantly surprising John Malkovich. On realizing what he has discovered, Schwartz and entrepre­ and perhaps, more relevant to our society. neur Maxine exploit the portal by charging people $200 to become John OCT.oeER ta, 1999 .


Lights, camera, action! Nerves tense, hands begin to sweat. ro He stayed dead until the Some film directors and producers ner­ 1Oth anniversary of the series vously smile and wonder if their film will be in 1994. His creator, Wes liked. Others wonder if it will be good DONNIE SEALS JR. .> Craven, brought Freddy enough to launch them into fame. When Assistant Photo Editor I , back again. ·- the long-awaited day finally arrives, confi­ Just when you thought it was safe to go The film "Wes dent smiles replace nervous grins. back to the Vitality section, it's time for part Craven's New Chicago's 35th International Film Festival two of the "Nightmare on Elm Street" boxed Nightmare" has the cast en has begun. set review. and crew playing themselves. For instance, For three continuous weeks, the Renny Harlin (" Die Hard 2," "Deep Blue Robert Englund plays himself, as do original Q) Meridian Water Tower Theaters, 845 N. Sea") got his first shot at directing back in stars Heather Langenkamp and John Saxton. Michigan Ave. and 175 E. Chestnut, and 1988 with the fourth installment of the series Even Wes Craven makes an appearance as the Music Box, 3733 N. Southport, will host "The Dream Master." It is no surprise that himself. The story is about the legend of Chicago's 35th lntemational Film Festival. LL Harlin went on to do more projects because Freddy coming to life, out of the movie world, The film festival, which began on Oct. 6, is "Nightmare 4" became the most profitable film into the real world. It is a much darker, scarier offering 108 features from 31 countries. of the whole series. Freddy, and he is targeting the people Among the films being shown, 32 are from It picks up with the three survivors of "The involved with the Freddy films, especially the U.S. One film showcases the work of a Dream Warriors" (without Patricia Arquette Heather Langenkamp and her small boy. former Columbia student. who opted not to retum) trying to get on with This is a scary and imaginative film, and it The films deals with many different E their lives. Unfortunately for them, Freddy is was a much-needed change from "Freddy's themes that vary from failing to live up to once again back from the dead. Dead." It is one of the best of the series, and professional and personal ambitions, plac­ This film is basically a lot of eye candy. it's a good way to really end the franchise. ing an ad in the personals, to facing moral With the success of part three, New Line If you are a "Nightmare on Elm Street" fan ·- and medical demands. Cinema almost tumed Freddy into the hero of this DVD collection has everything you could LL David Agosto, Columbia film alumnus and the film. He said catch phrases with each ever hope for. If you are a movie fan, then I screen-writing professor at the college, death and killed also suggest check­ directed "Big Canyon," a 15-minute film people in outra­ ing this set out, about a telephon~ calling-card scam. geous fashions because it is some­ Agosto and Michael Genett, the produc­ (like turning a girl thing any fan in for a er, began filming in October 1997. It took into a cockroach good scare can them around two years and close to ro and then squishing appreciate. $100,000 to make the nine-page script the Roach Motel). come to life. "Big Canyon" played Oct. 9 at c There is one strong AUDIO: the Water Tower before another U.S. film. point in this film-a I highly suggest the The frustration of not living up to one's pro­ character named new Dolby Digital 5.1 0 fessional and personal ambitions is high­ Alice (played by mix of all the new lighted in the Mexican film, "Sexo, Puder, y Lisa Wilcox). In my Nightmare movies. If Lagrimas" ("Sex, Shame, and Tears"), 1 , opinion, she is the you're a big fan of ·- according to the Chicago International Film strongest and most the series, and feel Festival's Web site. This 109 minute film likeable character you must watch the deals with two young couples; a hedonist in the whole series. films in stereo, by all ro and her "slouchy" husband on one hand, She returns to bat­ means go ahead. I, and an ex-model and infidel ad execu)ive tle Freddy again in on the other hand, c on the other. part five, "The am not a big fan of The film, which was originally a stage Dream Child." This the series, and had !..... production in Mexico, portrays the comical film tries to go back to watch these films trials and tribulations these two couples to a darker vision. with the new 5.1 face when the two sexes take separate L------..J soundtrack New Line Q) It is visually pleas- apartments. The film premiered O<;t. 15 ing and has a good concept. . Cinema made for this DVD release. The mix I , and is scheduled to play on Monday, Oct. Freddy uses the dreams of Alice's unborn on all the films is not spectacular, but can 18 at 8:30p.m. at the Water Tower. child to kill people who are awake. The prob­ give your system a workout. There are no Meanwhile, in "The Personals," the lem with this film is that you can only do so major split surrounds on any of the films' c desire for finding "the one" makes a 30- much to make sequels interesting. There is mixes, but you will get plenty of action from something woman quit her job and place a nothing very shocking, and after seeing the the back. The films' sound base was built personal ad in a Taipei paper. As a result, others, this film was boring. Many horror fans around a stereo mix, so expect most of your she receives more than 100 responses. also disliked this film, because there are only sounds to move left to right, instead of back This film deals with the luck the character three victims, as opposed to at least eight or to front. has in finding all the wrong ones. Among nine in the previous movies. "The Dream ..c the men she encounters, there is a voice Child" was a box office fail­ EXTRAS: I , actor who carries on conversations with his ure, and this was a sign for P erhaps the most exciting multiple assumed characters, and a smok­ New Line Cinema to finally thing about this boxed set is er who promises to give up her bad habits kill off Freddy. that it comes with an eighth LO if she marries him and a pimp who is look­ In the fall of 1991, movie­ disc of bonus material. This ing for recruits for his business. goers would see Freddy, as features all seven theatrical (") "The Personals" played on Oct. 16 at they knew him, for the last trailers, and interviews with the 6:30p.m. and Oct. 17 at 4:30p.m. and time with "Freddy's Dead: creators and casts of all seven 8:15p.m. at the Water Tower. The Final Nightmare." To films. The real meat of this One of the films that pr_emiered the first attract some of the lost audi­ disc, however, is an interactive week of the festival is "La maladie De ence, New Line made the labyrinth. You can use your en Sachs." It has been adapted from a well­ last portion of this film in 3- DVD remote to guide your way ~ known French novel. A doctor, over­ D. Perhaps in 1955 this through Freddy's house, and whelmed by the moral and ethical would have attracted flocks even into his boiler room. If demands of his village is the main charac­ of people, but this gimmick you give this enough time, you 0 ter of this film. The doctor's own physical will find extra material including just did not work for them in deterioration becomes a metaphor for his 1991 . Besides the 3-D music videos, (even one from C) insignificance, when his human empathy, sequence, they also put in The Fat Boys!) fan interviews, values, and medical skills are not enough many cameos to persuade audiences to deleted scenes and much more. This maze to treat his patients. come. These included Alice Cooper as will provide hours of fun for any Nightmare ro Chicago's International Film Festival will Freddy's stepfather. Johnny Depp, and even enthusiast. end Thurday Oct. 21. The best films of Roseanne and Tom Arnold. Another bonus that is featured on the (.) festival will be shown on this date. For a The problem is that with all the hype they "Freddy's Dead" disc is the first ever 3-D DVD schedule of movies being shown, check­ tried to create, they did not have a good segment. You can view the final sequence oi out You movie. I personally wanted to see Alice back the film in 3-D (the set comes with two pairs ·- can get tickets by phone: 312.782.9768, as the one who sends Freddy to his final rest­ of glasses). However, the 3-D effect was fax: 312.425.0944, in person at the theatre ing place, but instead we were introduced to more effective in theaters, as this looks more ..c office or Borders, 3rd level 830 N. like a pop up book. Overall, these movies a group of new, unlikable characters. This Michigan, by mail: cinema/chicago, 32 W. film was a missed opportunity, and by the come with more than enough extras, and are Randolph, Suite 600, Chicago, Illinois time it is over, you will be happy to see that well worth the price. Pleasant dreams, DVD ·o 60601 . Freddy is dead. fans. VITALITY OCTOBER 1 8 , 1 999 m ------~-----

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BENJAMIN TRECROCI the stereotypical images than bringing music to the crowd that Sports Editor ears of the gathering crowd . In one instance, seemed to Andycat explained what a hard-ass looks like by waver "Hip-Hop 2000" took a trip back to the mid-90s dancing to Bel Biv Devoe's ' Poison" circa 1991. throughout and stepped into the future. Del Tha Funkee After a rather long set for an opening act, Ugly the show Homosapien, who dropped the 1991 hip-hop Ducklin' wobbled off the stage and made way for between anthem "Mistadobalina" on the scene from his DJ Rob Swift. tiresome debut , "I Wish My Brother George Was Swift, a member of the one of the most impres­ and ecsta­ Here" headlined the show. After his follow-up sive turntable groups of the 90s, the X- Men (now sy. During album, "," which is considered to the X-Ecutioners) should have been charged with "Me-0-Mi- be the more concise of the , Del all but dis­ assault due to the scratches he performed. 0 ," appeared. In one impressive display, Swift took on the was able to In 1998, Del made a small return with his fi rst turntables for nearly five minutes without missing a grab the crowd and carry them from the top of the independent release, "," (cas­ beat and threw in a complete 360 without taking his Metro to the smashed spectators at his feet. sette only) of his crew ' , fingers off the wax or the dials. In the same manner After Casual stepped off stage and made way for Imperium. While the album is only available on the that such DJs as DJ Shadow, O-Bert and Faust mix Del, who broke into "Catch a Bad One" (which was Hieroglyphics website ( and at hip-hop, ambiance, jazz and soul i(lto one glob of produced by Casual) the crowd rang out in unison, independent record shops, it did not skip a beat in mastery, Swift blended and stirred the crowd into a "Who caught the ball/you caught the fall/if your Del's comedic, acid-induced, West Coast swing mesmerizing state. friends/there's no need for alarm." through his lyrics. As well as releasing two solo albums, 'Soulful Wearing his signature hat, this time an orange As the cousin of Ice Cube, the similarities of their Fuit" in 1997, and "TheAbilist" in 1999, Swift has one matching his orange jogging pants with the bill deep, southern roots are evident in the voice, but it worked on numerous compilations and guest tilted to the side, his relaxation and comfort behind stops there. Del brings a jazzy, riding in your car scratched on Akinyle, Fat Joe and Jah Wobbles the mic was obvious. Del's disposition demands feel and sprinkles in some P-Funk influences to respective albums. attention and he was receiving it from his fans, as a each of his tracks. Taki ng the same road that Del has traveled fol­ majority seemed to know exactly every word he With a cult like following, the Hieroglyphics crew lows Casual. Since his 1994 release of ' Fear Itself," was spitting , showing the dedication of who besides Del, consists of Southern California Casual faded into hip-hop wasteland. With the suc­ Hieroglyphics fans. -based talent from the , , cess of ' That's How It Is," on the underground cir­ After finishing the show with "Boo Boo Heads" a Extra Prolific and preceding act Casual brought a cu it, Casual had the inner lane to hip-hop mainstay. song that deals with the men's infatuation with "get­ tight crowd into the semi-crowded Metro. His 1997 release of "Meanwhile" released on Hiero ting some" from women, Del plugged his latest sin­ Before Casual and eventually Del would take to Imperium, which seems to bring a more mature gle "Phoney Phranchise" of his highly anticipated the stage, the crowd was treated to opening acts of Casual to forefront, has quietly sat on the shelves upcoming album. Ugly Ducklin', a Long Beach trio that tried to bring for only true Hieroglyphics fans. Should the new releases from Del and Casual the fun element back into hip-hop. Casual took the stage and took off first with a live up to their previous releases, then judging The members of Ugly Ducklin-Andycat, Dizzy quick set of old and new songs of his latest album, from the new material at the show, the Dustin and DJ Young Einstein, seemed to be more "VIP." As with his career, the set was short but full Hieroglyphics crew will once again make a dent in concerned with critiquing the crowd and some of of potential. Casual was able to get the most of the the hip-hop culture.

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EDELCOFFEY Tantrum's speciality is the old faith­ ' .... Staff Writer ful martini, but with a list of over 20 "Do you wanna have fun? Howza bout a good time? types to chose from, there's nothing Spend a little time with.. . FOSSE!" On entering the psychedelic-inspired old or tired about these martinis. Of - LOS >NGEI.ES ~ door of Tantrum, you find yourself in course they serve traditional and the midst of a laid back parlor with "House Martinis", but the real treats muted lighting and a very relaxed . are to be found in the "Dessert atmosphere. Thirty-somethings Martinis" section. The "Monkey" lounge languidly on the velvet pouffes comes highly recommended and can and high-backed arm chairs. There's on ly be described as a banana martini not a spoiled brat anywhere in sight. milkshake. So why th e name then? Everything about this place spells AN EX111AORDINARY Kevin Fox and his partner Peler class, from the tulip shaped lamp­ CAST OF DANCERS AND SIIIIGI!RS perform shades that seem to drip from the Reiland decided to call their bar the' wildly exciting work Tantrum after the reaction. they got ce ilings, to the Broadway-esque lights of the legendary from locals when they tried to open around the mirror in the ladies' choreographer and up. In short, ' the locals threw a fit." restroom. If this scene sounds a bit director BOB FOSSE. too grown-up for you, don't worry. So, in homage to their prospective 1888TOIIITAIIIIAIIIJ' clientele, the club was christened Tantrum is student friendly, especially ' Tantrum." · on a Tuesday night when you can sip ·-! Aside from the locals' reaction, $2 tap-beer while enjoying the live BEST Tantrum has had its fair share of kick­ music. MUSICAL ing and stomping just trying to get the When I asked one patron why he place up and running . The bra inchild liked Tantrum , he said it was because of Kevin Fox, an architecture gradu­ the music was so varied. Indeed, on ate, Tantrum was his final project - I'm a closer listen, it did seem ridiculously thinking he got an A+. It took two and eli:pansive, ranging from the extremes a half years to get a liquor license for of Pearl Jam to The Eagles to The th e bar. However, now that it's on its Village People. I later discovered, feet, it's certainly using them to kick during a minor struggle at the bar up a storm. between a severely martinied woman Tantrum is a bit of a contradiction. and one of the barmen, that the music It's like the quiet one at a party, who's was being controlled by her after she standing in a corner nursing a drink, somehow procured the remote con­ when all of the sudden they're up trols to the stereo. The barman dancing on the tables. With its classy seized the controls with a fearless­ decor (gilt ceiling s and olive-shaped ness that said he wasn't afraid of any lamps), it's not the kind of place the tantrum. average student would consider fre­ quenting. However, because of its Tantrum size - its official capacity is 65 people 1023 South State - Tantrum feels more like a friend;s Opening Hours: party than a bar filled with strangers. The intimate atmosphere seems to Mon. - Thur.: Spm - 2am encourage friendliness, and the easy­ Fri.: 2.30pm - 2am going and indulgent attitude of the Sat.: Spm- 3am staff is both welcoming and refresh­ Sun.: 11sm - 8pm ingly unique. OCToBER 1 .1999. Looking Ahead that, he chalks "A= -A" to show other extreme. The stage setting features many such contrasting, overlapping, some­ Chicago's neofuturists take on surrealist times concentric boxes, which at one point artist Joseph Cornell in this thoughtful and sparks each actor to ask the other if he feels enjoyable play entitled "Boxing Joseph he lives life in a box. Allen answers "yes" Cornell." Directors Greg Allen and Connor while Kalista, the younger foil character, Kalista pull the show through a partially script­ answers "no." ed, partially improvised performance inspired The two actors, playing themselves, contin­ by Cornell's personal life as well as his artistic ually use incidents from Cornell's life as a method. springboard to launch their own explorations Allen's comic tendencies make this deep of memory, art and life itself. Known mostly philosophical exploration palatable even for for his shrine-like wood and glass shadowbox­ those more familiar with "Xena Warrior" than es, Cornell's artwork incorporated words, with "Zarathustra." At the same time, Allen's images and small objects that represent his sharp wit never detracts from the thoughtful interests, dreams and memories. Similarly, reflections being made. Allen and Kalista use Cornell's art to inspire Knowledge or interest in Cornell is their own verbal "objects of memory," which nonessential to enjoying the play. In fact, by they then add to the box in which they per­ the end of the piece, you may know more form. Such overlapping patterns and inspira­ about the artist than you'd like to. For tions occur repeatedly. One scene best cap­ instance, we learn that he never had a sexual tures this as family snapshots are projected relationship until he was well into his 60s. We like slides. Each actor holds a tissue square also learn that he never strayed more than to the colored light revealing only a part of the 500 miles from his home in Queens, where he picture before the tissue is pulled, left to float lived with his mother and his disabled brother away like a fragmented, half-forgotten memo­ from 1903 to 1972. He also worked a series ry. of mundane clerical jobs throughout his life. The show ta kes an improvisational twist as Knowing all of this, we struggle to reconcile the actors prompt one another with children's Cornell's intriguing but sometimes eerie, picture cards. The game demands that each memory-inspired shadowbox art with the dull, player tell the first memory that comes to stationary life that the man actually led. mind after seeing the card . Audience mem­ Such complementing and contrasting motifs bers can't help but play along in this exercise appear throughout the play, right down to the of free association, as Kalista and Allen recite matching suits and red sneakers Allen and his often humorous childhood and adolescent foil character, Kalista wear. The play opens memories. This scene corresponds with with each actor crouched in front of a black­ Cornell's artistiC method as these "objects of l;loard as they each write their own versions of memory," like Cornell's art. inspire those a story about a box in search of a boy. watching to think of their own stories. Allen sets the box metaphor in motion, con­ More exploration than presentation, a play templating life "in side the box" versus "out­ becomes pass1vely Interactive by presenting side." He does this by explaining that grow­ 1mportant quest1ons about life and art. The ing up, he tended to either completely p1ece IS des1gned to Incorporate the viewer's embrace or totally reject what he saw around own memones into their theatrical experience, him . which combined with the improvisation, make Meanwhile, Kalista illustrates this by draw­ "Boxing" a different play for everyone who ing "A= A" on the blackboard behind him. sees it.

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HOLLlt;' LlVGf<.POOL The David R. and Roberta Rubin Visiting Artists and Scholars Fund of Columbia The lUng of Calypso College Chicago and the Center for Black Music Research, with funding from the Rockefeller Foundation, are pleased to Dr. _Uverpool, also known as ''The Mighty Chalkdust," present the first Visiting Artist/Scholar award · will appear on the following dates: recipient, Dr. Hollis Liverpool.

,Dr. Liverpool holds a Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology and History, teaches at the Monday, October 25, 1999 7:30p.m. Lecture/Performance University of the West Indies and is the 8:15p.m. Reception current director of Trinidad's Carnival Chicago Park District's South Shore Cultural Center Institute. A published scholar, Dr. Liverpool 7059 South Shore Dr., Chicago has written numerous articles and several books on Caribbean and pan music. He is a Tuesday, October 26, 1999 12 noon CCC Graduate Student Event guitar and steel pan musician who has been Concert Hall crowned Calypso Monarch in Trinidad five Columbia College Chicago Music Center times and World Calypso King twice. 1014 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago

Tuesday, November 9, 1999 6:00p.m. Dr. Sterling Stuckey Lecture Professor Liverpool will be at C~lumbia from Concert Hall repspondent Dr. Hollis Liverpool October 18-November 23. 7:15p.m. Reception Don't miss the exciting opportunity to attend Columbia College Chicago Music Center an admission fre,e lecture/performance by 1014 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago "The Mighty Chalkdust"


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A ries (March 21-Apri/ 19). Monday and Tuesday are your Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You and your friends will best days for groups. You'll have more patience. Stop worry­ enjoy the first part of the week, but you'll need to get busy ing about an old project on Wednesday. You can get it done later. Study on Monday and Tuesday. Take extra care of your­ by Thursday. You'll be hot to trot on Thursday and Friday. It'll self on Wednesday and Thursday. Travel beckons on Friday be easy to lap the pack. On Saturday, you'll run into more and Saturday but could be more trouble than it's worth. Take competition; take care. Rest Sunday, in the most comfortable care of others on Sunday, and they'll take care of you. spot you can find.

Taurus (April 20-May 20). Your life should get easier this weekend when a partner comes to your rescue. Monday and Tuesday are slow; make plans. On Wednesday and Thursday, get together with friends and figure out who'li do what. You'll have to take action on Friday and Saturday, whether you're ready or not. Make decisions Sunday. You should know by then.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You 've been taking care of business, and soon you'll have more time to play. Monday Gemini (May 21-June 21). You've been lucky in love for the and Tuesday are good for doing business and making money. past few weeks; now your workload's increasing. On Monday On Wednesday and Thursday, you should study. Friday or and Tuesday, play hard, as a final fling. You could get a new Saturday could be OK for entertaining guests, but expect the assignment on Wednesday or Thursday. Get it right. The unexpected. Sunday's fun -almost too much fun! competition's intense on Friday and Saturday; pay attention! Finish old projects on Sunday.

Cancer (June 22-Ju/y 22) . Your luck's improving this week. Get your place fixed up so you can entertain soon. Make a Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb 18). You've had it pretty good, but purchase on Monday or Tuesday. Travel and trade on you'll have to put the brakes on soon. Play as much as possi­ Wednesday and Thursday. Friday's very busy, and tempers ble on Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday and Thursday are will be short. Take care then - and Saturday, too. You get good for counting your pennies. On Friday and Saturday, more powerful by then, so don't worry. By Sunday, you should you 'll learn quickly. Cram your brain. The pace slows on feel in control of your situation. Make the choice that best Sunday. Resting at home's suggested for then. suits you.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) . You've been learning, but now it's time to apply the lesson. Go along with a partner's sugges­ tion on Monday and Tuesday. Save shopping for Wednesday and Thursday. Friday is intense; travel could be complicated. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20). Scurry around on Monday and Take care. Saturday and Sunday could get raggedy, too. Pay Tuesday and get lots of work done. You get stronger by attention to where you're going and get back home as soon Wednesday and Thursday, but Friday and Saturday are hectic. as possible. Take care of your money then. Don't walk off and leave it somewhere. Sunday is good for running errands and relaxing.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). There's plenty of work on Monday and Tuesday. Rake in the money then. Tuesday and Wednesday are best for investigating a legal matter. Look for If You're Having a Birthday This Week ... the money on Thursday and Friday. Don't let other people waste yours on Saturday. Rather than traveling, visit a friend Oct. 18: Make a commitment this year and lock in your financial security. via phone or e-mail on Sunday. Oct. 19: This year put down roots and let love flourish.

Oct. 20: Creative work's your bane and blessing this year. Surprising how hard it is!

Oct. 21: Concentrate on serving others, and you will be served in return. Libra (Sept. 23-0ct. 23). You've had it pretty good for the past few weeks; now it's time to get practical. You're luckiest Oct. 22: Move quickly, or you could get pushed! Love and adventure beckon, on Monday and Tuesday; push for what you want. Work full so be brave. time on Wednesday and Thursday. Follow a partner's lead on Friday and Saturday and make financial decisions on Oct. 23: Your dreams could get a boost this year, but work's required. You're Sunday. up for it!

Oct. 24: You could win by losing to an adversary who'll teach you well.

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ALEX JANCO izes in looking at the nice guys in sports and giving them Staff Writer points. For example, they awarded three points to Ansu Sesay- their jerk for the week of Sept.l2 to Sept. 18. It used to be that the only way you could get up-to-the­ He was cut by the Dallas Mavericks in training camp last minute scores and stats was to wait for the I 0 p.m. season, so to celebrate he went to a hotel and started "Sportscenter," but with the recent fasc ination in the doing drugs, until a maid found out and called authori­ Internet, it's as easy as point and click to stay updated. ties. There are many sports-related Web sites on the To be considered a real jerk, however, Sesay must do a Internet, but here are four that can give you the best lot more drugs to catch up with the point leaders. stats, insights, and updates:,, Dennis Rodman, (go fi gure) leads all basketball players and in jerk points with 40. Second is former University of For my money, ESPN is the best sports-related Web Minnesota head coach Clem Haskins with 24 .points and site on the Net. It h as the best links (to sites like third is Latrell Spreewell with 15 points.,,, fantasy A sports fan's dream Web site. The baseball side of has just leagues and even its own writers like Peter Gammons, inducted its first eight members into the 'jerk of the Chris Mortensen, AI Morganti and David Aldridge. week" hall of fame. The only problem with CNNSI 's Web site is that in CNNSI is too similar to the magazine version. The best First on the ballot is Ty Cobb, along with Charles some ways it's just an extension of "Sports Illustrated" thing about the site is the links to all of the four major Comiskey, Arnold Gandil, H. Wayne Huizenga, Walter magazine. It also has many links, including some to sports teams, but if you can wait a week you'll find the 0 ' Malley, Bohie Kuhn, Charles Risberg and Pete Rose. minor league and college teams, but for most of their same thing in the magazine. Current point leaders are Umpire's Union leader Richie main stories, just pick up the magazine. As far as the best updates go, again my money rides on Phillips with 46 points, Bud Selig, is in close second The best thing Fox has going for them is their football ESPN. For example, on Oct. II, had the with 39 points and Albert Belle, is a distant third with 17 section. Check out the John Madden link Sunday morn­ quickest updates of the Red Sox-Indians playoff game points. Recent jerks of the week include Kevin Mitchell, ings for everything you want to know about that day's No. 5 (Who said computers in the classroom were bad?) Jim Fregosi and Jerry Colangelo. If you are a true sports games. Another Web site with a sports theme is the more light­ fan, you 'II really get a kick out ofjerk-of-the­ Last but not least is the Soortini News. This, just like hearted "Jerk of the week" special-

his teams scoring chances. ... he'll do anything to help the team which wouldn't feel good at all." "Our guys were excellent tonight killing win." With the next few games, including this Blackhawks penalties ... we just have to keep attacking In a showing of his team spirit, during a Saturday against their all-time arch rival, CONTINUED FROM BACK PAGE the net; I was happy with the effort in this pile-up in front of his net, Passmore's the hated Detroit Red Wings, the Hawks game until the last few minutes again." goalie mask came off and instead of try­ can put a full game together and skate off the dressing room with only one point for When asked about Steve Passmore, ing to grab it, he continued to play, fend­ the ice with two points, because kissing a tie, instead of two for a win. Molleken released his clenched face with ing off Predator shots. When asked about your sister (a tie) is not any fun and los­ A somber coach Lome Molleken a smile and said, "Passmore is confident whether he would consider playing with­ ing is even worse. addressed the media after the game and right now and he's such a great team guy out a helmet, Passmore said, "I don't was high on the penalty killing unit and and is proud to have this opportunity think so, especially taking one in the face

low sports and the other is very cool and Monday night ended with the Red Sox great performances in the history of base­ doesn't complain about it. One is a the­ beating the Indians to advance to the ball. I wonder if anyone at Columbia Couch ater major, the other studies film. They ALCS (American League Championship even cares? CotmNUED FROM BACK PAGE study the arts, but instead of watching Series for sports-illiterate Columbia stu­ Questions? Comments? Contact Graham "The Blair Witch Project" for the eiglith dents). Pedro Martinez pitched six no-hit Copch at Ghcouch@)wtmaiLcom or time, they watch football on Sundays. So innings of with a bad shoulder for Boston write to The Columbia Chronicle, 623 it can be done. in what will be remembered as one of the S. Wabash Rm. 205, Chicago, IL, 60605 Haunted Trails Date RECEIVED Pack Winners! OCT 1 9 l999 Ryan Adair $ ldeati~~e Students!$ Christina Applegate

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NUMBER 4 OcToBER I 8, I QQQ Columbia lacks "balls" Hawks fit to be tied In the first period and until Marha's goal, the Predators ast Monday BENJAMIN T R ECROCI played up to their second year existence reputation. A evening was a Sports Editor heavyweight brawl between the Hawks' Mark Janssens and Lgreat sports night. Using the 13-6-4 record to end last season as a spring- Predator's Patrick Cote went on for nearly five minutes,and Game five of baseball's board into this 1999-00 season, the Chicago Blackhawks lit a fire under the Predators. Four minutes later they were divisional playoffs was on will try to reach the playoffs for the first time in three on the scoreboard with Kimmo Timonen 's first goal of the and so was Monday Night years. With off-sea- year to cut the Football. For a sports fan, J son acquisition of Hawks lead in lullf, it doesn't get a whole lot former Toronto 2-1. better than that. I Maple Leafs Wendel "Nashville stepped However, I had to won- GRAHAM COUCH 1 Clark and the recent it up in the second, der how many other peo- AsSISTANT EDITOR ,, trade fo r Sylvian they "just come at pie in Columbia's Cote, the Hawks are you in waves and Residence Center were watching these two games J showing their fans we needed to or even knew they were on? , that they are serious respond," said 1 ventured out on my floor to find out what peo- I about winning. Hawks goalie, pie were watching. It was not sports. Almost no one During the Hawks' Steve Passmore even knew the baseball game was on. A few, show- first four games o f after the game. ing some sort of a pulse, asked who was playing in the season-after a 7-1 During a two the Monday Night Football game this week. But I drubbing by the San minute powerplay come on, that's not impressive- everybody knows l Jose Sha-rks on open- midway through there is football on Monday night. ing night • the Hawks the second, the The response that most typifies Columbia, was have held the lead in Hawks were unable one I received from a girl on my floor. When asked the other three games to have a substan­ if she knew about the baseball game, she replied, ! only to relinquish it. tial shot on goal "Yeah, there was baseball on at my place. We were From the 5-4 over- and the 14,110 fans watching "The Simpsons" and it came on after. No time loss to the in the stands were one bothered to tum it off." Vancouver Canucks, becoming impatient On behalf of sports fans all over the world, (since to their home opener '-_..,;;;:~~-..._-----=----..o:;.;-----' and voicing their there are so few at Columbia) "OUCH." l under- against the Phoenix BILL MANLEY/ CHRONIC!£ disdain. stand that there aren't any sports teams at Coyotes, and two Going into the Columbia, but does it have to be so "artsy-fartsy?" days later to the sec- Tony Amonte of the Hawks scores the apparent winning goal third period the The student body at Columbia acts as if they are ond year Nashville 1a_::.::g::.::a.:...i.:...ns.:...t::._N.:...a.:...s_h_vi_ll.:...e_. ------' game was tied so cultured. They like the theater, they watch cult Predators, the Hawks - from a Tom · movies and they dress so liberal that it has become have not been able to put a team away. Fitzgerald goal midway through the second for the a cliche. Attention students: having earrings in 16 In the game against one of the Hawks newest rivals, the Predators. Then with a little over three minutes left, Tony places and pink hair does not make you any more Coyotes and former Hawk, Jeremy Roenick, they led 3-l Amonte took the pass from Zharnnov and buried it passed creative than those who wear jeans and T-shirts midway through the third period only to end the game in a Predator goalie Tomas Vokun to give the Hawks the appar­ (unless it's Abercrombie & Fitch). tie before a sellout crowd. The game, however, was marred ent game-winning goal. In what seems to be a bad habit of A strong emphasis on film, tons of dreaming the- by an ugly slashing incident between "friends" Roenick and the Hawks that can't be shaken, Sergei Krivokrasov stuck ater students, and the Contemporary Museum of Hawks winger Tony Amonte. Roenick, who later was sus- the goal past Passmore to tie the score with just· over a Photography do not alone make Columbia a diverse pended for fiv:~es for his slash on Amonte, that nearly ninety-seconds left. cultural experience. n· lbf'Qie ~lW'1"'flger's face and created a large gash Krivokrasov, the former Hawk who was traded for Being cultured is defined by Webster'UJ: tatmfg'l!t{c~k. Roenick and never was able to grab the leadership or the as "the ideas, customs, skills, arts, etc. of a people Then, two nights later, the Hawks put a I 0-game home fan support that Ri>enick had when he wearing the Hawks or group, that are transferred, communicated or ,.,~t! ~]Jeateo at home streak on the line against the Predators. sweater was booed resoundingly once his name was passed along." Alexei Zhamnov started the scoring 5:53 into the game announced as the goal scorer. A b:.g part o~ .that culture in Ame~.ica is s~rts1 '\ k • witb.hislhiid goal of the season, and Josef .~arha put the In overtime, neither team was able to manufacture a truly cultured person can enJOY Le~ MtserabfH _IIU~Ol!IJe.J~f t :J3'ofthe second per~od giVIng the Hawks decent scoring chance and the Hawks once again went into and the Bulls vs. the Lakers. They can !*> Uatc~ a 2-0 lead. While the Hawks looked hke they were ready "Amadeus" and still be home in time for the to grab their first win of the year, the Predators decided to Packers-Lions game. Being involved in European wake up after being behind by two. art is great. But without something else, you're just ;:.:.=~;,;;,;,;;;;~;;;;.::...::;,;;;;::..:;::..:,;,;,:,;______-:::-- --:;:;:----":::iiii:~------::.-----, a putz. I understand that not everybody likes what l like. That is OK. A col lege fu ll of people like me would be a scary place to be. But a college with only a handful of students passionate about sports, is also a scary and weird place. Please tell me, what do Columbia students have against the terrific moments sports give us? Sports has it all: drama, comedy, great stories of heroes and villians. From experience, let me tell you, there is no better feeling than putting your heart in your favorite teams hand a riding the roller i coaster that is a full season of sports. When your I team is down one point with four seconds to go, the butterflies you get in your stomach ri val anything I the theater can give you. I'm not sayi ng that if you' re not a sports junkie you're missing out. In fact, if sports is all that you have, get help. !Jut the negative vi be about sports I get from many Columbia students is not called for. In the month I have been here at Columbia, I have met a fai r \ hare of sports fans, enough to keep a ~po rt 'i section in print and to keep me from insani­ ty. I lucked out that two o f my three roommates ful-