The Collegian : the weekly newspaper of Behrend College. (Erie, PA) 1989-1993, January 23, 1992, Image 4

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For those students returning this semester, welcome back. To
those students who are attending B»hrend for the very first time,
I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable holiday season, but
now I have some disturbing news: it's over. But before you
become entirely distraught, it may not be as bad as it seems.
Of course you've already had to stand in ridiculous lines at the
registrar's office and the finance office. You've had to pay
incredible rates for textbooks at the bookstore, and you've
received your course outlines which contain unending lists of
papers, quizes and exams.
That's the downside of the semester. The upside is that this
gives you another chance to get involved in extracurricular
activities on campus. Students here at Bchrcnd arc very lucky in
the fact that we have over 65 student organizations choose from.
Interests in these groups range from scuba diving to psychology.
If you are interested in learning more about any organization,
get in touch with the Student Organization Council at extension
6452, or stop by their office in the SGA suite across from the
mail room in the Reed Union Building.
However, there is one student organization that you should
look at no matter what your interests are or what your major is.
This organization is responsible for reporting the news that
occurs on campus, keeping its constituency informed, and
providing a medium for the free exchange of ideas and opinions
among the student body, faculty staff.
This particular organization operates as an independent
business, operating in sales and generating more than ten
thousand dollars of income each year. Additionally, this
organization requires the work of writers, photographers, typists,
accountants and editors.
You're holding the result of this week's effort by this
organization. Hundreds of hours of work have already been put in
by The Collegian staff, but it's not too late to become a staff
member. We have twelve more issues to put out his semester
including our infamous April Fools' Issue.
If you think you may be interested in joining The Collegian
come to our weekly staff meeting on Thursday at 6:10 p.m. in
Turnbull 205. If you are unable to attend the meeting, call The
Collegian at extension 6488, or stop by our office on the first
floor of the Reed Union Building and ask for Todd J. Irwin,
The Collegian
Published weekly by the students ot Behrend College, Erie, PA
Todd J. Irwin
Business Manager
Adrienne Shrawder
The Collegian’s editorial
opinion is determined by the
editorial staff, with the editor
holding final responsibility.
Opinions expressed in The
Collegian are not necessarily
those of The Collegian or The
Pennsylvania State University.
Features Editor
Robb Frederick
News Editor
Mark Owens
Entertainment Editor
Christi Luden
Sports Editor
Greg Geibel
Photo Coordinator
Craig Breter
Copy Editor
Dawn Brenneman
Ad Layout & Design
Rob Pfendler
Distribution Manager
Joe Mycka
Dr. Mike Simmons
Letter Policy: The Collegian
encourages letters on news
coverage, editorial content and
university affairs. Letters should
be typewritten, double-spaced
and signed by no more than two
persons. Letters should be no
longer than 400 words. Letters
should include the semester
standing and major of the writer.
All letters should provide the
address and phone number of the
writer for verification of the
letter. The Collegian reserves the
right to edit letters for length and
to reject letters. Letters should be
submitted to The Collegian
office no later than noon on the
Tuesday prior to the desired
publication date.
Postal Information: The
Collegian (814 898-6488) is
published weekly by the students
of The Pennsylvania Slate
University at Erie, The Behrend
College; First Floor, The J.
Elmer Reed Union Building,
Station Road, Erie, Pa 16563.
Ticked Off? Turn it around
Dear Louanne,
Last week I got wind of some bad
news from home. I had expected to
hear it for a while, but I still was
upset when it finally came.
At first I just tried to blow it off,
but instead I blew up. I started
throwing things around including my
CDs and part of my stereo. Needless
to say, this temper tantrum cost me
hundreds of dollars.
I'm tried of losing control when I
get mad. I'm afraid of what other
damage I might do next. What can I do
about it?
Dear Shortfused,
Your story reminds me of the time
I raced home after work so I could get
my car in our one-car garage first and
ended up wiping out my ski rack with
the overhead door. Anger can be
Anger is not an unhealthy emotion.
When expressed in constructive ways
it can serve to motivate us to achieve
desired goals.
It doesn't help to keep anger
bottled up inside. It can make us feel
depressed and guilty and even cause
ulcers and high blood pressure. There
are other healthy options.
Learn to express your anger
toward others by communicating
Ask Louanne
The Collegian's Advice Column
by Dr. Louanne Barton
Personal Counselor
Thursday, January 23, 1992
assertively, using "I" messages (I
feel,. I want). Refer to specific
behaviors and changes you would
like to see. Avoid labeling or name
Unfortunately we can not always
convince others to change their
behavior, but we can change the way
we think. It is our thoughts that make
us angiy, not external events. One of
the common irrational beliefs we hang
on to is that other people should be
fair and treat us the way we would
treat them. Unfortunately, there is not
always justice in the world, and we
can make ourselves sick when we
don't get what we believe we
Other ways to vent our anger are
outlets such as physical exertion
(running, nautilus); creative activities
(pounding clay, painting); watching
or participating in sports
volleyball); or pounding pillows in
the privacy of your room.
I'm thinking of offering.a new
course called "The Art of Effective
Yelling and Screaming". It will meet
outback at the Gorge.
Send letters to Dr. Louanne
Barton, Counseling Center, Reed
Union Building.