Behrend collegian. (Erie, Pa.) 1971-1988, September 30, 1971, Image 2
Page Two Editorial Opinions A Salute To New Students; The Collegian Lends A Hand The Behrend Collegian would like to take this opportunity to welcome all the students to Behrend Campus. Equally important, we would like to do our part in orientating all the freshmen and transfer students to life at Behrend by offering a • few helpful suggestions. If you're a freshmen, cheer up you only have eleven more terms to go through the agony of registration. So. keep your chin up because this was only your first introduction to University bureaucracy and red tape. You can't beat them, so just memorize your social security number and keep your hand limber for filling out your No's. 2,3,4,5,6,7,8, and 9 cards. (If they don't have your biography assembled yet, they will when you graduate.) • Don't forget to learn to complain about Erie weather—it makes great conversation. No matter when your classes are, it's amazing how it always manages to rain right after they are over. The commuters are the ones who really get annoyed by the weather. If you're having trouble finding a place to park now, wait until it snows! When you don't find your car under all the snow at the end of the day, don't worry, you can always stay with a friend in the dorm until the spring thaw. By the way, security is tight, so don't hassle them over your thirteen parking tickets. Dormies have their own little unique problems. The food isn't really that bad. Watch out for that little bowl of salad though; it will haunt you all year. The only thing that Encampment The recommendations has been made at the Behrend Summer encampment program that the organization of a campus council should be considered. The Behrend Collegian applauds this recommendation as another step toward achieving efficiency in ad ministration needed and expected at a four year college. No one single institution, committee, or council at Behrend represents all three members of the campus community, Students, faculty and administration. Unfortunately each seems to work in isolation and often in total isolation of what others are doing. There seems to be no realization at Behrend that a well planned college program can only emerge from the coordinated efforts of all three groups. But the present organization and interaction of these three groups inhibit the coordination of a well e4w l thrtnii Toltegian 311 r prros Assatiattutt of glinnuunuttealth Mummers Editor-in-chief Ray Geiger Faculty Advisor David Daniel Mailing Address - Behrend Campus, Station Road, Erie, Pa. 16510 Office - Student Offices, Reed Union Building Office Hours: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday Phone:B99-3101 Ext. 238 Opinions expressed by the editors and staff of the Behrend Collegian are not necessarily those of the University Administration, faculty, or the student body. Published every Thursday throughout the Fall, Winter, and Spring Terms, with exclusions for holidays and term breaks. FRIPAY NiTE riAlk Form Campus Council Member of Managing Editor Doug Leichliter Well Fe, lks its Frecky" t ats j+ l ,, I) e?Rntl or same eta changes in it is the color (from green to brown). But if you really can't take it, you can always enlist or get drafted, we understand K-rations are excellent. In case you haven't memorized' your mailbox combination yet, don't bother. The only things in it will be for your roommate Anyway. Most students -find that budgeting their expenses consumes a lot of time. Don't bother! Reasons: (1) Forget about your $45 general deposit fee; (There can't really be that many fires in the dorm, can there?) (2) Tuition costs just never go down: (3) Beer prices are always on the increase; (4) All the money you thought you would need for clothing will only be spent on blue jeans anYway; (5) Activity cards? Well, what can we say? (6) Used books are hard to sell, especially when they're not the same ones used in the course the following term. Differences in college courses and professors are many and varied, but no matter what the course or who the professor, if they say you're in danger of flunking the course, believe them, you are! It will also become necessary to cultivate the habit of rigorously and constantly com plaining about the Collegian, while faithfully reading it every week. If you believe in the old saying, "never believe anything you read, and only half of what you hear" okay, but don't forget, we warned you! Recommends: planned program both academically and extracurricularly. President John Oswald has realized that this was also the case at University Park. He expressed a need for immediate, -considered and respected advice from all members of the University community. He needed a University Council. He created it. The Behrend Collegian strongly recom mends that the suggestions of the en campment be explored immediately and a viable representative council be created. We suggest that three members from each group be brought together to serve in this capacity. This campus council could be of tremendous assistance not only to the advisory board and the director, but to everyone at Behrend. A campus council would eliminate the present isolation between the students, faculty and the administration and would result in ef fective and coordinated planning procedures. Dear Editor, I wrote a letter to all of the resident students concerning the condition of the Gorge on Tuesday, Sept. 28. At that time the Gorge was a damn mess with empty beer cans and all sorts of trash. It was in definite need of cleaning. Today, I'm writing this for a different reason. Not to bitch about the condition of the Gorge, but to give thanks. On Tuesday I asked for help cleaning up the Gorge, and on Wednesday I had the help I asked for. Today, thanks to the Behrend students, the Gorge is again a place of beauty to be alone and to enjoy. :1331trOh i l. reall ' di Behrend Collegian To The Editor Bill (Buggsy) Seigel (4th-Ag-Gibsonia) A Word To Fres The Party Is Over by Doug Beichliter zonked out of your mind on Managing Editor screwdrivers and downing a case Once again the academic year of Boone's Farm Apple Wine on a begins for Behrend Campus, weekend is fine, but too many complete with registration, freshmen lose sight of their real keggers, and a new crop of fresh- purpose of being at Behrend: men who are busily engaged in EDUCATION ! It is an learning all the tricks of the trade established fact that going home from the sophomores. at Christmas with a 1.5 is not By now the average freshman condusive to lots of goodies under knows all about Kelly's and the tree. And with your parents keggers in the Gorge, and if they shelling out $6OO a term, they don't it is only because they have might look rather unfavorably been vegetating in their room upon the possibilities of your during Orientation Week. bringing a car up for Winter Orientation Week will probably Term. Also the purse strings be the biggest blast of anyone's have been known to be pulled academic career. The only shot during Winter Term in an trouble is that most freshmen effort to bring recalcitrant don't realize it until it is over, and students in line with parental maintain only the party spirit ideas from home. throughout the term. This could prove to be the biggest problem facing many freshmen. As most have found out by now, classes have started and once again it is time for the Behrend student population to dig itself in and prepare for the annual "Winter Hibernation'. Going up to Kelly's and getting Behrend Collegian— New Name, New Image The Nittany Cub, beginning with this, the first issue of the academic year, 1971-72, will assume a new name, the Behrend Collegian. "Hopefully, we will assume not only a new name, but a new image as well, that of professionalism." said Ray Geiger, Editor-hi-Chief of the Collegian. The Collegian will strive to better serve the entire Behrend Community through responsible press, progressive design, and an increased service to community advertisers. The Behrend student press will Zappa Has Returned, New Mothers Formed BY Charles Eschweiler any suitable group together. Staff Writer After the great success of Chunga Frank Zappa broke the original he quickly packed up the sidemen Mothers up in early '69 because he used on that album, an they weren't getting the musical nounced that they were all going recognition he thought they to be- new Mothers and began deserved. "Most kids today touring. . , the first example of wouldn't know good music if it the new Mothers and Zappa's came up and bit them on the new direction was released late ass," Frank whimpered, almost August on the Live at Fillmore hinting that we might not have East Album. The new Mother's Frank Zappa to kick around tunes are breezy little snatches of anymore. Frank spent a melody not unlike what you respectable amount of time might hear a group of pouting and then burst forth with sophisticated juvenile his very first solo album, Hot delmq_uents chatting about over Rats, featuring more of the same the reform school wash basins.. . very technical and avante garde needless to say the new stuff isn't complicated "Wow, you sure for everyone's tastes, but no one know yer music Frank!" type of should be put off for that reason; stuff that the Mothers had run besides, Frank has the Turtle's into the ground. Hot Rats was a old lead singer Howie Kaylan do critical if not financial success a new version of Happy . Together and Frank decided to reward us that is the proper way for such a with a second solo effort, bit of tripe to be presented (of Chunga's Revenge, which turned course if you were one of those things quite around. Chunga's plinks that stared absurdly at the etc. was honest to god straight radio and sang along with the ahead razor sharp playing. . . the original you might be shocked at satires had none of the pompous how amiable perverted young attitudes that caused so much of Howie really is) At any rate the Frank's previous stuff to fall on new playing of Zappa gets off the its face and in general, no one ground admirable, a lot of people needed a bite on the ass to see have suspected him capable of that it was good music. such stuff for Quite some time and despite the fact that he has been seen in the company of such minor talents as John Lennon, Zappa might emerge as a musical genius yet. Zappa became bored at hanging around studios in the winter' of 1970 but couldn't find enough of the old Mothers to get September 30, 1971 man: Therefore, in order to make life easier later on, everyone must now realize that the party is over and it is now time to make a serious effort to wear out that $4O dollars worth of books that you purchased for a mere 10 credits. It will indeed make life a lot easier for you later on. begin its 23rd year of publication, being established in 1948. Geiger also announced that the publication dates would be every Thursday with the ex clusion of holidays and term breaks: September 30; October 7; 14, 21, 28: November 4, 11, 18; December 2; January 13, 20, 27; February 3, 10, 17, 24; March 2,9; April 13, 20, 27; May 1, 18, 25, June 1, 8. Geiger concluded by saying, "We would appreciate any comments or criticism anyone may have to offer concerning the Collegian."