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fa/HHSmmmmmtii RENAISSANCE 1982 --!;.,!; iii-i^ .;.:^.^---: ^^s^, 1982 RENAISSANCE University of Rhode Island Kingston, Rhode Island IMPRESSIONS You know, it . . seems that just when sum new . . . back with friends. you get used to mer, being home for the August thought processes SCHOOL. comes along. Enter and start thinking ;ms to take forever, J freedom, partying, friends, and boy and girlfriends takes , precedence. About three days before the end of vacation you go on a wild buying ;. Buy posters. Buy food. Buy booze. Pack the car. Drive to CJRI. Moving in's got to be the best day of Just pure fun and reiaxaevery year No . . . That first night back, even hassles of parking and rearra room, might be called the ante the last, although we experienced that feeling yet. And then there's the first ca the new year, "Dad, you shoul ignad of a roommate I've got. some place I can't even prom name of." Nearly four years later, you you leave that ignad. And yc that college isn't the big, uc Mtz^^m t _ Jf H fe "- 4r 3. S'^: H4 sr.ytf Halloween. My favorite. The day can be yourself (or someone else) and fit in no matter what. Want to be a human tarantula? Sure. How about something so bizarre people still haven't figured It out. It's a guaranteed good time too, you know, no matter where you go. A Ram's Den party. This year Parallel Fifth and the Probers sent us be-bopping around for a few good you hours. ties with electric-aid and the Then there's the down-the-line par like, and HBift " contests to see who's the funniest looking. Try to go through the whole night without revealing your identity " too. That's fun. PT The bars are Interesting because you get a nice blend of normal and abnormal people. Those without costumes stare at the remaining weirdos because they're dressed up. But who's the weird one? This is Halloween fellows. IMPRESSIONS Homecoming . . . . . . Octoberfest. GRl Willows." A time to forget about studying for at least a day, and usually the weekend. Enjoy the smallest state's state football. Lots and lots of sudsy stuff in "Styrofoam" souvenir mugs. Lord knows more reminiscing for the others that have left us behind. It's a time to remember the finer side of social activities, past and present. "Hey Sue, haven't seen you in a while. school, one forgotten by some Hey John, how's Douglas? An engineer? barely sit on /^cDonnel- of the westerners, those who haven't discovered electricity yet. But a school especially ap preciated on such a natural high of a a bar You could stool at the day. IMPRESSIONS . . . Before the monsoons and the bliz zards (yes, about a week) there are of course the beaches. The beaches that make Rhode Island "The Ocean State," Sand Hill Cove, Bonnet, Scarborough, Green Hill, 'Gansett Pier, Harbour Island; did I forget anything? Skipping Management 305 on a Tuesday morning and traveling to the beach with whoever. Think of schools a case and what and it. How many other can boast the beaches of CIRl? How many can boast the down-the-line life? It's called Growing Up on Your Own, and isn't that what college is all about? Run through Bonnet to 'Gansett Pier and follow the water and the rocks. The sand. Feel calves, hamstrings, and stomach muscles relax. Get together on a Saturday in ear ly May. Blow off work. Who cares? The end is near. in u T^l u u rrrrrriTLj ^=^-t;'^ Have you ever driven through Saunderstown or Bonnet at night and gazed across the shimmering water? If you have, then you've seen that alighted invitation to Newport the Newport Bridge. The crossroads to fun. Sometimes the crossroads for on ly one car at a time, if you've ever crossed the strip on a sleety January night. you cross the umbilical cord of life there are things like One Pelham East, The Black Peari, and But once Yesterday's, you can't them all. even recount You could go through all of Newport during your four years and still miss attractions. The some of the many mansions, the cobblestone streets, the restaurants, the tourists and the races. "^^ good nightlife. A alternative to the area IMPRESSIONS . . Back to school, going backdoor through Plains Road on a Sunday night. To the left, woods. To the right, the vast expanse of a lighted up rural University, glowing like a star from afar. Tuesday really exist? Hard to im agine. Nature, 100-acre piond. Turf farm. Jogging down Plains Road on a warm, yet cheerful September day escape academics. the turmoil of the Do you know Plains Road, the new home of the WRIU tower? If you don't take a left at the traffic lights two streets prior to the main en trance, you might not. It's a sneaky way of sliding into the University while avoiding the excess hysteria (if you don't desire that extra excite "My road." ment). It's kind of like Yup, gotta like it. It belongs to you; it's what you pay the zillion dollars a year for. A feeling of, "Yes, I go to URI, and URI is a part of me." The feeling doesn't fade, whether you're a first semester freshman or a second year graduate student. Calm. Plains Road. Serenity. Does the hustle and bustle of 12:28 on a f!^ ever If for some strange reason you know where the library is, have you paid attention to how you got there? The brick walk, the small trees, the benches where students and faculty munch and gab. The lights at clear when you walk down the brick path to the lost continent the library. And there it stands in all its glory. Have you ever noticed that it seem so night, making the library almost desirable even though you say, "Do 1 have to?" It's one of the nicest walkways at URI. Early on a foggy evening, those the campus in a state of lights put doesn't blend in like the Engineerina buildings do? Or Bliss and E Don't you get the feeling that some strange power emits from it? Big. Greyish-white with the steps leading up to the building of wicked super knowledge. The path, like a red carpet, disects the outline of the drowsiness and some students in a state of reverie. Thoughts of weekend parties, or who. Gradua games, or you know tion. The trip to Florida. They all monstrosity. Stop. Look up at the lights at night. Then loofc; at the library. This ain't high school guys. IMPRESSIONS . . It's weird if you've ever been in their locker room over the past few years. No nasty looks. No quiet responses. No screaming coaches. Minus the disappointment. Tears of Yes there is a God and he wears blue, gold, and white, and yes he had his day, Dennen did. Two, not one, two fumble recoveries when joy, not . . . Conference Co-champs. Do you feel the impact of that? Number one from Squashed by nearly all. Sure you've seen Tommy Lasorda squirted by champagne, but to have been there in the victorious locker room that sunny fall Saturday when URI did IT beat UConn. Crown the Rams. No more laughing at those Rams, I'll tell you. . . . Yankee it looked like URI might Oh, I can't say it. Mr. Dennen was a dic tionary of excitement. He deserv ... ed to be. Jon Rodgers, URI's own Marcus Allen. Jim Roberson, Den nis Talbot, the big play men. Can I say on something the team? about every player Sure, but then this opening would be the middle and closing of the yearbook as well. It didn't matter all that much when URI got blown out by Idaho State in the playoffs. We were They did too. a the Yankee Con Mark Dennen, hardly and only sometime likely hero at ference Co-Champs. ifOg, starter linebacker, was one of the heroes. He like a two year old at Christmas. M ^^jm 1982 Renaissance Student Life Academics Seniors Organizations Athletics flCia A LEE GREENWALD Co-Editor-in-Chief LAURI PIETRUSZKA Sports Editor TERESA PAGLIONE Co-Editor-in-Chief PETER MINIATI Assistant Sports Editor JODI FOURNIER Business Manager ANN MAYER Senior Co-Editor KIMBERLY B. POTTER Activities Editor ROBERT JEFFREY Copy Editor CHRISTINE BYRNE Assistant Activities Edito PATRICIA HUSSEY Assistant Copy Editor JOANNE CARDUCCI Assistant BRUCE HAMILTON Photography Edito - . .*/ STUDENT LIFE A Kaleidoscope of Life Styles "Where's B suits Halls Phone calls and Tower?" Dorm Olympics dining halls semi-formals in Connecticut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . There are many different types of lifestyles at URI. Most freshmen come to the school as either dorm residents or commuters, and they eventually go Greek or choose down-the-line living. Whichever lifestyle one chooses, the experience is shared by many. unregistered . parties . . . RA's the residents' best friends . . roommates study lounges Everyone must certainly remember his first impres sion of the dormitory. The crowded lobby, the check-in, the walk through the corridor, the unlocking of the door, and suddenly the room hits you. Initial reactions varied from "This is going to be great!" to "How will I ever decent-looking?!", to "Oh God, this is ab solutely pathetic!" As distressing as it may have seem ed, it didn't take long to transform that "pathetic" little cell into something that could be called home. Those lit tle personal touches. Pictures of friends that you were going to leave at home, made room 571 "my place." Some people are not quite satisfied with Dorm life though. For them, an option is Greek living. make this Fraternities Houses . . . Sororities Rush activities Initiation Pledge pins Greek Brothers and sisters Greek week alphabet Frat parties Chariots Happy hour and super socials at . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Caesars Greek life is a definitely different type of on-campus to a house is more than just finding a place to live. It rheans a lifelong commitment to the house. The houses also offer several types of activities from inter-house socials to Paddy Murphy week. Still, though many students look for other ways to live. Some living. Pledging choose down-the-line. Real houses "who has the balanc car?!" empty fridges paying the ing the budget bills Bonnet, Matunuck, and . . . . . . . . . . . . every ties! . . Par place in between Making it to classes on . . . . time "Living down-the-line is a good preparation for life after college. I never imagined that managing a household could be so hard." Any down-the-liner can tell I' -^Thc first storm of the year left Brian over a foot of snow. Down-thfrliner, Taplin is sfioveiing a flis way out of Bonnet Shores. ^Sig Ep ttirows rooms toga party with DZ. I! " TTDorm cramp students life style. TRelaxing in a one room replica of homeaway-from-home. you about the problems they encounter just trying to live comfortably. "It really makes you appreciate those little comforts of home, things you take for granted like gas, heat, food, money." As difficult as it may seem, most down-the-liners will also talk about how good it feels to be out on their own. "It's exciting when you pull off a really successful meeting or party at your house." to leave home. They go out decent and reliable car, or if they're lucky they may already have one, and everyday they begin the drive to school. Some, though, still refuse a and hunt for Flat tires ... . . Oh, No! No Gas! lot . . . . . . carpool alone!" food on my tail The "Mom leave me Good home-cooked . Police ... For some people easiest choice. They commuting from home was the already had a private room or a roommate, and there wouldn't be the hassle of moving into a dorm. The problems, though, sometimes outweigh the advantages. Leaving your house at 10 minutes before 9 for a 9:00 class can make for a headache or two. Students at URI have many different types of lifestyles to choose from. Whichever one they choose, they are sure to be happy. Good friends and good times compatible make any lifestyle fun. "QH^ Karen Canaan A never ending complaint heard around URI is one concerning the state of food on campus. Just as URI offers many different lifestyles, it of fers many different eating facilities. kitchen and dining room, however not all sororities are. The gids who live in the sororities without these facilities dine at the fraternity of their choice. For breakfast and lunch they must find food elsewhere, but they do not find this to be too much of an inconvenience. is eggs and brocolli." Down-the-line housemates Lynn Bramandee and Obviously the most frequented places to eat on campus are the din ing halls. These institutions are also the most Melanie Lawless explain that there are different ways to cope with their food budget. "You end up eating at the Ram's Den a lot and the more you eat out the less you pay for food at home, so it all equals there out." are criticized. As freshman And of course the com Julie Wojnowski states, "It's generic. They buy the food at the beginning of the month and freeze it 'til the muters who can go home to Mom's So wiien things start shipment." Unfortunately, there is only so much anyone can do with such large quantities of food. So when things start looking really bleak it is always comforting to next lootcing always comforting Den and Delmor's bleak it is good cooking every night. Accord ing to Phil Canaan, "It's really not that great. You don't ever appreciate something good until you haven't had it in a to while." all the eat know that the Ram's are everyone know Den and DelMor's are waiting not too far off. The students who live in the that the Ram's fraternities more and positive good sororities have a attitude toward their waiting away. not too far meals than do those in the dorms. complaints most that they all manage every day. Any freshman plagued with the "freshman fifteen," or the fifteen pounds that every student supposed ly gains in his first year, will be able to prove that it is possible to eat will Through agree to because you know the cook well and you see the food that comes in. There's also a better selec tion and you eat right in the houses. "It's even more Many of finding food Of course you have to do the dishes, but that's a small price to pay," says Guy LaSorsa from Fiji. All frater nities are equipped with their own inconveniences of lie with the down-theliners. "The food is better because you cook it yourself. Of course there is less time for grocery shopping so a lot of the time you open the the well than one's share URI offers many eating facilities as as numerous candy and soda machines. So whether candy bars, pizza, salads, or yogurt are craved, it can be assured that they are not too . . . faraway. iQnm Karen Canaan frigerator and find that all you have 18 Different Life Style! EumliBrfBki fanms Different Life Styles 19 Students Won't Allow Handicap to Get in the Way Trapped in the mud. Unable to incle leave the dormitories ment weather. during Going uphill to your classes. These may not sound like major difficulties to the average stu dent or faculty member at URI, but to those who are situations Jane are definite handicapped, these problems. ser Thierfield, coordinator of vices for students, faculty, and staff who are handicapped, says that ac cessibility is a big problem. Her job includes helping handicapped students settle into their dormitories, assisting in scheduling of classes to aid in convenience, and making sure that the University complies with Federal Law *'504, a new law for handicapped people. Jack McKen na, a quadraplegic who attended CJRI for a semester but then withdrew because of various difficulties, related his feelings on Miss Thier field. "Jane sets up everything for us; she arranges for us to have classes and coordinates them. She deserves a medal in my opinion. I also think she deserves a bigger of fice." Theirfield's present closetsized office is located on the third floor of the Memorial Union, in the student life department. Many of the tribulations that han dicapped students face each day would not even be considered by the average student, unless he was placed in the same situation. Students on campus did exactly that this year during Handicapped Awareness Week, a program de signed to acquaint the campus with the problems faced by handicapped students. It involved direct participa tion, such as trying to maneuver in a wheelchair for a full day. McKenna operates a powered AHandicapped Awareness Week offered the cam pus different opportunities to experience firsthand some of the problems students encounter, by spen ding a day in a wheelchair. wheelchair around the campus. When asked about snowstorms, he says, "I still slide when there's ice on the ground, and they only plow one or two paths, and I have to search for those." In general though, "I find the University pretty decent (as far as accessibility). worse There are better con and places than this," cludes McKenna. Although Meg petes in the 100le u! that Meg has accrued ai proud of. At the 1980 Inte Palsey n>" mark, Meg brought ho accomplishments everyone is ething onai Cerebral medals. Then in tWc auium the National Cerebral Pa of 1982, Meg ' International Cerebral mer .,-... r- Palsey ' Oly Copenhagen, Athlet Denmark. She to do." The >r<ijtv nivfK sports pre a Meg st feeling hard as thinks about the dedication of the lople who help her. cc Asking Meg -* to sum everything up, sh" "" "when I compete I don't feel like the busir """ '"i a handicap, I just f"' ther student or athlete, e are all proud of. T. J. Paglion Becky Strycharz, URI, maneuvers a an freshman at unpowered A the sidewalks all the way around the quad, loose stones are a problem." As far as that perhaps they should be remodeled. But in conclusion, all three believe that the University has done much in taking care of their basic needs. all agree that they wish to be treated the same as any other stu wheelchair around the campus. classes are problem she encounters daily is pushing herself uphill to classes from her room these many students haven't This concerned had too in Tucker. "The sidewalks also problems. (anonymous) states part "teachers are student that for the most They dent. and roads have gigantic potholes," she explains. Elaborating on this problem she says, "The first two weeks of school I was totally sore from pushing myself, but now I'm used to it." Strycharz and McKenna both had many difficulties concerning mud around campus. "You sink in it like quicksand," says Strycharz. She helping out. They very good about will usually move Strycharz wraps it up best by their classes if possible to the first floor of the buildings, if they had been scheduled for the second third floors." He also mentions or stating, "like every student here, you just have to get used to it."XJLIL!J^ Dawn Mirone also adds that many of the pathways are caked with mud and loose still buildings that wheelchairs." though that "I there are the fact that bathrooms in certain "don't accommodate He goes on to say strive not to be made I want to out special. be like gravel. One quadraplegic student, remain to wishes anonymous, with agrees that there is a problem stones and gravel on the loose sidewalks. "With the renovating of who everyone else." Strycharz recounts a different type of problem with cer tain bathrooms on campus, par ticularly one in Ballentine. "I'm really short and I have to almost do gym nastics to get up on it." She believes Handicap 'Meg Frost 21 A Place to Work; A Place to Play 22 Union Acti & The commuters, the Greeks, the dorm residents all have at least one The thing at in common besides enrollment It is a the University. place to everyone must go at least semester, if not once a day as many do, for one reason or another. Set aside to the south of the campus is the Memorial Union, known to students as simply "The Union." For some the Union is just a place to buy books at the beginning of each semester or to cash a check now and again, but for others it is more. For the students much involved in the Union activities spon sored by SEC, SLS, and the Union once a which quently eating, or meeting people. Its main purpose is to provide a spot for com muters to go during their free time, but it brings together many other kinds of people. The list of activities is endless the Union has been the host to many Ram's Den is another fre visited spot, for relaxation, concerts, meetings, lectures, malls, dances, hours to special sales, name and coffee just a few. It is a place to which this building can be a veritable home away from home. Some other offices located in the Union are the Student Senate, the Cigar, and the Renaissance, as well as several retail stores and two Board, everyone mast go at least once a semester, if not once a day . . . AAThls form within of studying occurs banks. Lee Greenwald the many comfortable study regularly lounges are set ?A student stops to look over the offerings that up by the many vendors in the Union. Union Activities 23 Since the to drinking age has jumped twenty, 2/3 of the student popula tion drawn to where held." Agreeing with tion is underage. Because of this the Resident Assistants in the dor mitories have been presented with a more rigid set of alcohol guidelines to follow, and the dorms have had to seek more activities that are not alcohol related. Paul Dahlgren, Associate Director for Residential Life, stated that the University is in state and its said that the dorm same they are being Dahlgren, she parties "follow the day stressing the policies. Dahlgren, however, every that alcohol denied stress there ever was much said that the alcohol mained basically the compliance with the drinking laws. He also policy has re same for the others past two years, although disagree. Dahlgren said that the residence rules that a bartender has to deal with. These are state drinking laws and this is a state University." Elliot wishes to uphold the state laws while making life in the dorms liveable for the residents. Bill Toth, who has been an RA for 3 years, said that when the drinking age was 18 there were not any en forced rules "about parties in private rooms and t'l' lialiways." However when the age was changed to 19 and subseauently 20, there was a crackaown on the number of parties. Toth said that "you always had to placed upon this issue, or that more workshops were dedicated to the alcohol policies. Gardiner said that she was amon the first students to be introduced tc the new policies. She said that the planning for activities was difficult because "much of the activity (on campus) centers around alcohol." Since the plemented, opted to go and parties drinking age was im; students have many off campus to local bars for their social life. Drink new halls have a few more specifications than they have had in the past. For example, there should be no more than six people in a room when alcohol is being served, and there register had to." a party, but only one person ing may well be going on behind closed doors in the dorms, but the days of wild keg parties until dawn are long since gone. should be no minors. to Cindy Gardiner, who became an RA when the drinking age had turned to 19, said that during her RA train ing periods there were discussions Dawn Mirone According Wendy Elliot, a residence hall coordinator, the alcohol regulations "are the same rules as two years ago, but they af fect more people now." Because of the change in legal drinking age, Elliot said that there has been an ef fort to have more "non-alcoholic pro- Many opted Students have to go off campus to local bars. grams, like trips, coffee houses and more educational programs." She stressed that ideas from students in the dorms are helpful should be and encouraged because "we have to cater to the of the students' needs," because most of the students are not of legal age to drink. For an alcoholic party to be majority organized in a dorm, permission forms must be filled out by two residents who are legally of age and will claim responsibility for the party. These forms must be returned to the Residence Hall Coordinator at least 5 working days before the party. The hall coordinator must then bring them to the Office of Residential Life to get them approved. Elliot said that the parties "are more structured than they used to be and there is also more atten The 20 Year Old Drinking Age What Happened to the Party? -^-^If they ask ginger-ale. The me what's in the glass, I can say it is ruies don't allow students to walk around the halls with alcohol. Inspiration Drastic Week Change From 20 Years "Hell Week." The Ago , phrase instills in fear fraternity and sorority and sparks the curiosity pledges, and often hostility of members of the non-Greek community. the A guest speaker at Intrafraternity-Panhellenic leadership conference this year was the founder of an organization who seeks to make the Greek system safe for its participants. It is not against frater nities and sororities but against ! dangerous known house as initiation practices, better Stevens a hazing. the recognizes Eileen benefits Greek offers. leadership and Strong friendships, responsibility, par in philanthropic and ticipation cultural activities, social develop ment and most importantly, a feel ing of belonging and self-worth. The quality of each chapter house is the sum of the characters of its in dividual members. Hell Week, more correctly termed Inspiration Week can be compared to try-outs for an athletic team. Those pledges who Ain 1947, the end of Hell Week was symtjoiized with a lampshade at the Sophomore Court. have the tivities willingness and ability to ac During Hell Week, the walkers ordered a contribute, will be initiated. The bucket of hot water back Week malicious an Inspiration designed with they pro mote unity in the pledge class, (a element in the functioning of key any organization) and an apprecia tion of the workings of a fraterni ty/sorority and the commitment it comprising not are intent. Rather entails. As one can easily observe no by walking across campus, two in dividuals alike; member of the sailing club, student lecture series, or the Cigar staff. And not everyone is or should be a member of a Greek House. Inspira tion Week, if planned properly with due consideration to safety, offers pledges an opportunity to decide for full participation or none at all. are not everyone is a Patricia Gingras A Lifestyle Unique on to GRl Down-the-Liners Survive Cinderblock walls are a thing of the past now. You've made the choice to live Down-the-Line. No more Their Own dining hall food, or bathrooms shared by a dozen. You have a kit chen to cook whatever you're in the mood for, and a shower with hot water past 8 o'clock am. Being a down-the-liner isn't even comparable to campus life as new responsibilities emerge when the bills arrive in the beginning of Oc tober. What happened in September? That month really flew fast. September was the month by of getting use to the new lifestyle. Taking a swim before classes wasn't unusual at summer. you try to stretch out the Even though you're back school, you're not on campus 24 hours a day so other activities take priority now. Thursday, Friday, and as Saturday nights find a have ing preciate the freedom of not having any restrictions put on them. Sitting around the kitchen table eating fresh fish from the docks, the first set of bills is discussed. Why is the electric bill that when so you can always down-the-line party. Some to show off the new liv parties arrangements while others ap high? You learn tricity, night. bage heat you're paying for the elec you can't leave lights on all A garbage pick up bill? paying the gar to cash-on-delivery. This is begin to ask yourself worth it? A would when you is it all Whoever heard of men majority answer of own. down-the-liners a At least on we pick up your garbage. haven't had to turn the yes. It's challenge to make it on your You're forced yet. When you decide to move off campus, many students don't realize the added responsibility you have on It's it to a challenge your own. to make besides shoulders your your schoolwork. Being short-sighted, all that you see is the freedom. No R.A.'s writing you up for more blasting your stereo. No more house mothers waking up as you come in late after a wild social. But after a few months, reality strikes you as on budget your money. You may have to give up buying food for a week in order to pay a bill, but it definitely teaches you not to spend your money foolishly. Down-the-line living grow up on phone company threatens to disconnect your phone or the oil company won't deliver oil unless it's the your own. begin to appreciate makes you You actually all that your 28 Downthe-Lir ^^An on advantage your grocery decide save on of being off campus is cooking own. but a disadvantage is the weekly shopping. Don Tower and John Costantini a loaf of buying generic bread in order to money. -^Laundry usually piles up as the trip lo Burke's is always dreaded, but eventually when you run out of clothes its a necessary trip. ^T Munchin out while studying is a familar sight TMost students have year. A a a ; least one party during the potluck crowd. supper i large parents have done since you were born. After going to classes and then group of friends, or having a suc cessful Sunday brunch is something that will always be remembered. Then when the last month's rent is working part-time, you come home but it's your night to exhausted cook dinner. Now you experience mom has done for the what your paid you know the semester is about with to be over. For some the beach in past ten years. terferes studying for finals. One of the hassles of living off- Everyone and campus is doing your dirty laundry. Living in a dorm or Greek house of fers the convenience of doing the swears takes books to the beach to read at least a it chapter, leaving only reading four laundry right on the premises. Now pages. You don't know what living down-the-line is all about until you you have to dnve to a laundra mat. In the dorm you do your laundry to avoid studying, while down-the-liners experience it first-hand. T. J. Paglione study To to avoid counter doing laundry. the threats phone company or the high down-the-line living offers a of the oil bills, place to experience the real worid even before graduating. Being able to prepare a full-course meal for a Down-the-Line 29 It's URI can . . . a be appreciated from many points of view. There is the view of the teachers, student, ad ministrators Well this is the unique view afforded a dog at URI, me. Wait a minute, I know what you're thinking, how can a dog write? Well if you had been at this in stitution of higher education as long as I have, you'd be able to write too. It seems to me that the faces here at URI aren't changing like they used to. It looks like people are here much longer than four years. Now I'm not one to complain but you people are starting to cut into our "Dog's life" cliche a little. I bet you're thinking to yourself who the hell is this dog to give me advice? Well, I'll tell you. First you pay $6,000 a year to go to this establishment, I pay nothing and Dog's Life shelf or have meals thrown in. In addition you spend nights on end in the library looking at the books on the bending over a pad with pen cil in hand. All I ever use the library for is nap between sunny days. Is it all worth it? besides when it's all over Hell, a quick . . . All-nighters, you have to go to work for the next 20 So you can retire and years. Why? . . . exams, reports do exactly what I'm as doing as . ing myself doing little enjoy possible. . . Dog ?This dog is finished for the day as he leaves his ^Sandy shows off the new bandana to everyone rests passing on the quad. His master, Scott Gregory, during a nice Fall day. All in Work The a Day's . . . Opposite Sex: Where to Meet Them AWe have to stop meeting like this ^There are some advantages to working logethi 32 Finding a Date on Campus Something seems unusual about know the see tonight. It's a Saturday, and ting here in my room while type more I mean. You never a The don't one friends are out on quite been able to figure out why they always have dates and I never do. I've had enough of this. I'm going to find myself a date! There's one I'm sit all my dates! I've never them well than 10 minutes someone AM and we're day! as It can't be be married," who "may God knows day has just begun. It's 7:00 already out of bed. I not usually get up this eariy they're boring! Who would be good? Maybe someone who goes out on a date once in a while and has some of the same classes as I do. Wait a minute my roommate! Yeah The Perfect Choice. We have a lot of classes together. I suppose I should get started now. No. No, I can't do it. I'll start out with The Dating Game in the morning. until at least 7:30. Well, I guess this is of the sacrifices you must make. say mealtime is a good time to people, so we went off to breakfast. No luck. Our first class is in Pastore. Chemistry is not all that interesting, so we decided that today we would sit in the middle of the class. That way we could check everyone out. Boy, I've never noticed some of these bodies!!! My next class isn't for another hour, so I usually go home and take a quick nap. Not today. Today we're hitting the Rafri's Den. That's one of those mandatory places if you're go ing to play this game. It's definitely unfamiliar territory, and I feel a bit uneasy as I go in. I don't know any of the people in here, and I'm not even meet They only problem. How do I go about it? I guess a good way might be to follow around a friend of mine and see how it's done. It shouldn't be someone who has lots of dates, you I've had I'm a enough of this. going to find myself date! my roommate does either! We ended up sitting with some we didn't know, since there were no empty seats. I later found out that they are down-the-liners who are serving their mandatory sure people hour in The Den. I got the scoop on the parties going on tonight, and since they are down-the-line parties, maybe these two will be there. No luck yet, though. Our next class is in Ballentine, a class I've never been on time for. My "quick nap" usually is runs a little overtime, but today 1 got there at twenty of! Boy, this crowd of people are cute amazing! Some of these students really nice! There are even some professors. ^Expect you in the the unexpected library the person next to could be the person you write home ... ^On sunny is quad days enjoyed a the by everyone and definite this class and I'm I already 12:00 when 1 get out of usually exhausted. really want to go to sleep, but if 1 want to follow through with this I need to keep going. My roommate and I have to think of some exciting places.