The capitolist. (Middletown, Pa.) 1969-1973, October 07, 1971, Image 1

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    Vol. 5, No. 3
Believe it or not, Capitol
Campus has the honor of boasting
a sure contender for a spot in Mr.
Ripley’s annals of notable events.
Not since the days of J.C., has a
resurrection caused such
excitement. WZAP is back. For
real, this time. Station Manager
Bob Polis is happy to announce
the rebirth, to take place on
Monday, October 11.
Most Seniors can recall the
rhetoric of last year, which
promised outstanding sound
waves to hit the Campus area.
Unfortunately, nothing more
than hot air bellowed from the
station room. With the S.G.A.’s
generous allowance of $1,700 for
expenses, hope for ZAP seemed
valid. But the squandering of an
eventual $l,BOO on useless
equipment and outrageous
telephone bills, coupled with
poor organization, caused anger
and disappointment.
A rather hesitant Student
Government gave an $BOO budget
for this year’s venture. The new
staff is well organized and has
planned well. Walter Miller, the
Business Manager, worked
throughout the summer to obtain
advertising support from the local
merchants. This is part of the
Station Mgr.; Dave Fisher, Asst. Station Mgr.; Shelly, Sect.; and Marc
Cohen, Coordinator.
HOPS Alive and Moving
HOPS is alive! Despite the
continued efforts of the
administration to put an end to
our existence, some sixty
members are forging on, and if
any enthusiasm has been lost
along the way, it is not apparent
among the members of Penn
State’s first gay community.
HOPS had its beginning
during the third week of winter
term 1971 with a Free University
class entitled, “Homosexuality:
A Growing Subculture.” The
course was initiated by a handful
of homosexual students who felt
the need for establishing channels
of communications both among
homosexuals and between
homosexuals and the larger
community. There was no set
format for the class and yet
reason for optimism in reaching
the major goal of a totally
self-supporting radio station by
next fall. Additional funds are
expected from ZAFs upcoming
dance on October 12, and the
November 1 raffle which offers a
prize of an eight-track stereo tape
WZAP will be broadcast at 640
on the AM frequency, and will be
within the range of the Residence
Halls, the Married Students’
Apartments, Meade Heights, as
well as the Main Building. Hours
are tentatively set for 6 a.m. to 3
a.m., Monday through Saturday,
for the student D.J.’s shows. For
the remaining period of each day,
Philadelphia’s WMMR-FM may
be aired. The types of music and
styles of presentation is at the
discretion of the individual jocks.
News and sports are to be
included in each of the shows,
Manager Bob Polis was quick
to point out the strong support of
the Juniors, important for the
station’s future. He also lauded
the efforts of his Assistant
Manager, Dan Fisher; “Chick”
the Chief Engineer; James
Cryder, Record Classifier; and
Coordinator, Marc Cohen.
spontaneous discussions touched
on almost every aspect of the
contemporary gay scene. By the
end of the term, some 40 men and
women were participating in the
sessions regularly.
Having established some
sense of solidarity, a core of
students from the Free U class
formed a steering committee
whose purpose was to organize an
officially chartered homophile
group on campus. A constitution,
enumerating the objectives of the
group, was drawn up and
submitted to the Undergraduate
Student Government Supreme
Court. After reviewing the
constitution with Ben Novak
(student legal counsel) and
finding it to be in keeping with
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"All The News That Fits .... We Print"
by Jane McDonald and Steve
The week of September 19,
1971 might have been a
memorable one for many young
Americans’; but to the newly
arrived juniors of Capitol
Campus-it was an unforgetable
five days. Everything from
dancing to general testing took
place during Orientation Week.
Fortunately, most of the new
students survived the duration
and were willing and able to tell
about it. Many juniors, in fact,
had favorable comments about
both social and academic
activities. One Social Science
major went as far as to say “the
week was better than I had
anticipated. I appreciated the
helpfulness of both the students
and faculty.” Of course, there
were a number of common
complaints voiced just as loudly.
As a twenty-six year old
Electrical Engineer put it “the
whole week could have been
condensed into three days at the
Opinions arose from all sides.
Some hot and heavy, some cool
and con, many pro and a few in
between. The CAPITOLIST
decided to take a sampling of this
feeling of Orientation Week in the
form of a few random interviews
of the new juniors. Here are DICK
MAJOR, living in the married
students’ apartments.
Q. What did you think of
Orientation Week?
A. I thought it could have
been shortened.
Q. Did you have any hassels
with registration?
A. No but they could have let
the juniors pre-register. That
would save a lot of problems.
Q. What did you think of the
A. I didn’t go. Fm married
Q. Any other comments?
living in Meade Heights
Q. What did you think of
Orientation Week?
A. I enjoyed the week.
Q. Did you have any
problems with registration?
A. No, but I think Juniors
should pre-register.
Q. Did you enjoy the
A. I thought they were very
good. I really dug W. C. Fields and
the band.
Q. Any other comments?
A. My advisor helped me
quite a bit.
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Free, accurate and confidential
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referral is available in the
Counseling Center (W-117)
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CAPITOLIST reporter, Steve Wesley (I.) and Jane McDonald (3rd I.)
pause from interviews with students concerning Orientation Week.
living in Meade Heights.
Q. What did you think of
Orientation Week?
A. I didn’t think the tests
were valid and the lectures were
too much bullshit.
Q. What about Registration?
A. I didn’t haveany problems
and I thought it was set up well.
Q. And the festivities?
A. The block party should
have been held outside, but I
really had a good time.
Q. Anything else?
A. No.
SCIENCE MAJOR, living in the
residents’ dorms.
Q. What did you think of
orientation Week?
A. It was pretty well-planned.
There was no rush to get used to
Q. What did you think of
A. It didn’t take long.
Q. How about the festivities?
A. In general, things were
good, but there were nevdr
enough girls.
Q. Anything else?
A. The general testing didn’t
seem necessary.
the residents’ dorms.
Q. What did you think of
Orientation Week?
A. Good but not as well
organized as it could have been.
Q. Did you have any
problems with registration?
A. Really great, I was able to
get all of the courses that I
'The Red Shoes’
One of the most visually
exciting films ever made, winner
of an Academy Award for its
score and nominated for Best
Picture will be shown in the
auditorium at 8:00 pm on
October 11, Monday. With this
film continues the “International
Film Series” presented by your
Cultural Committee on Monday
Thursday, October 7,1971
Q. What did you think of the
A. Basically disorganized.
Casino night was the only affair
that you could really meet
Q. Any other comments?
A. The parking ticket bit is
especially bad. If you live in
Meade Heights you can’t come to
the dorms unless you paid $7.50.
living in Church Hall.
Q. What did you think of
Orientation Week?
A. It tended to be a waste of
time. The whole thing could have
taken one day.
Q. What did you think of
A. It was alright, but when
you reached the endof the line, a
lot of tables were set up for you
to take literature andjoin various
activities. I wanted to wait and
see what my work load was going
to be like before signing-up. I
almost felt pressured.
Q. What did you think of the
A. Good, especially Casino
Q. Any other comments?
A. Placement didn’t tell us
anything about the number of
people who didn’t have jobs. He
was not candid enough.
As you can see, opinions
differed greatly through out the
new student body. Was the whole
week of orientation really worth
the planning money and time that
was put into it? Perhaps, next
year the juniors will be better able
to decide as they watch the
festivities and the poor confused
people do as they once did.
The reopening of the Capitol
Campus Coffee House is
scheduled for Tuesday, October
12, at 8:00 P.M. To help generate
interest, a “Name the Coffee
House Contest” is underway.
Live entertainment is offered, as
well as refreshments being served.
It is located at 946 A Kirtiand
Ave., next to People’s Park.