Illuminated at night, the aerator on Colden Pond looks
like a fountain.
year passed before the aerator was installed; easier said than done. Photo by Jon Britton
Volume 72 Northwest Missouri State University
Phi Sigma Kappa's Brad Bowers and Maryville
dent Earl Moss discuss a petition against plans for a
The proposed plan was
houses on College A venue to build a new parking lot for
Lamkin Gym. Photo by Jon
The Missouri State Highway Department works at rerouting U.S. Highway 71. When completed, the bypass would reroute highw ay traffic around tow n Main Street. Photo bv Jon Britton.
instead of down
SOME CHANCES ARE
TO ADJUST TO IMMMMMMMMMM
We all knew that change was inevitable, but we soon found easier to
some changes were
When we returned
August we were again
greeted with changes due to construction.
after fire destroyed the third
floor of the Administration Building, the debris 1,
mer, and a
new driveway and sidewalk
Tree Walk book was also pub-
lished, giving us an official guide to the variety
sho Akatsuka and
gf trccs that
Maseshi Seki pass by a sugar maple located by
of bclng MissouH
most bcautlful campus.
the Administration Building. Northwest in-
Whcu thc fall scmcstcr began, workers were
corporated a label sys-
nearly fmished pavmg the commuter lot on 7th tem
to create a tree
walk throughout the
aud a ucw scorcboard was the
campus. Photo by Jack vaught.
Gym renovations had begun. Opening 3
A LOT TO BE
FOR IMPROVEMENT Off campus, the Highway 71 bypass was being
The new road would
outside of town instead of
A large sign marked the site where a bigger and better Taco John's would be restaurant,
The Greenery, opened drawing
were also given new meal options on
ARA offered the Aladine Plus 7 plan.
The library underwent a change of its own as the periodicals
were rearranged and the debit
card sytem eliminated pockets
by allowing us
buy copies with a copy
Controversy arose when the University pro-
to build a
block including the Phi Sigma Kappa house
and the Christ's
Inn. Students, faculty
and Maryville residents banded together
Alpha Sigma Alpha
During the Family Day picnic, Dan, Aaron and Belh Lorch \ Isil
w ilh Bobby
Bearcat. Photo by Scott Jenson.
McGee gives The new coat of paint. The bar added a beer
Preparing for the year, Jason
garden over the summer. Photo by Alhson Edwards.
AFTER OPINIONS ARE VOICED
protest to save their
Even something as traditional as Homecom-
ing forced us to
a change as only four
organizations built floats for the parade. Alpha
Sigma Alpha donated ricane
but other organizations
cited different reasons for not building floats.
3 presidential election
drew nearer, we weighed the issues and waded through the mud-slinging campaign to choose our candidate.
seemed everyone was ready Spreading spirit
for a change as Bill Clinton first
as president in 12 years.
among students, Bobby Bearcat poses with Michelle Rodgers and
many changes and
Family Day. For the
Some went by
barely noticed and
time in six years, a
different student be-
others took some getting Âť^ ^ used to. But no matter the issue
, mascot. after ,. the
ated in the spring.
were easier said than done.
Photo by jon Britton.
Kn\ironniental Scnice worker stalls
Manin Mnzant inNew seating,
sound s>steni, classrcMmisand the enlarging
rooms were also scheduled. Photo by Scott Jenson.
A crew works
complete a sidewalk outside of
Many projects were conducted summer when fewer students were on
campus. Photo by Jon Britton.
8 Student Lite Division
THAN DONE As we eased back that
into college life
changes and decisions the year brought
seemed to bring us together to get things done. Greek organizations held
their annual fall
Rush. While the sororities had approximately
260 rushees, the number of fraternity rushees
was down wonder
only 200, causing Greeks to
increased regulation of the Greek
system was discouraging students
We packed back into Rickenbrode to cheer on the football team, taking
Supporting the Bearcat
of three more
in the season.
football team, .lacque
Hower shows her alty with
Our enthusiasm was questioned, however, loy-
four organizations built floats for
painting, done by Stu-
Homecoming parade and some groups
dent Ambassadors, was
chose not to participate a hit on Family
in the Variety
the spirit pushed the
seemed most things were
easier said than
Bearcats to win 29-14.
Photo by Jon Britton.
did our best to adjust.
Student Life Division 9
Comedian David Naster
entertains incoming Fresh-
men at Mary Linn Performing Arts Center. Naster, a DJ on KY102 in Kansas City, was a featured performer during Advantage
Photo by Jon Britton.
*« • «
Susan Sherlocii Advantage '92 pacl^et. Many students thought the progran helped them better adjust to college. Photo by Jack Vaught. in at Orientation Central.
in orientation give
freshmen a real
which classes he should
"The enrollment process went pretty well," Walden said. "They suggested
ucross the country spent
to adjust to
and freedoms of
would do well
Adjustments were also made
mational sessions with smaller,
solely dedicated to easing this adjust-
dividualized sessions in
and various organization members vol-
Ragee thought both
and advisers were a big
in getting the
questions regarding the campus. Resi-
"The week was very rewarding," Ragee said. "1 learned a lot that probably would not have on a bigger campus,
dent Assistant Shelly Pfister said that this
unteered to help students
residence halls, direct traffic and answer
was one of the strong
lost in the shuffle
was so much information," "This
way we directed our attention
freshmen and got
of their ques-
Like any program, changes and im-
provements were necessary tune with students.
The week began
Schneider, however, said
have been possible freshmen
two days and
have complete informational "Trying to register 1,350
and Loree Sheldon
freshmen over two days would have been horrendous," Schneider said.
working parents. Another change was the new
packages included vital
such as the Undergraduate Academic
Organization Handbook, aca-
where faculty and administracooked and served hamburgers to
The student organizational fair was brought back after a hiatus last year,
and gave students a glimpse of the variety of activities available on campus.
and an Advantage '92 shirt.
^^^^ "The week was
"There were also things that
we had to address that needed more time." Each individual needed a different amount of time to adjust, whether it was the a
students ready for the party
scene or the homesick stu-
prohahly would not have on a bigger campus... I
spoon-fed us." ^^^__
Registration was also changed
dents anticipating Christmas break. Al-
of registering directly
through the Registrar's Office, students
most every student stumbled through the first week, usually victorious and more at
enrolled for classes in their adviser's of-
ease thanks to help from the Admissions
Dave Walden said the registration process was very helpful in choosing
Office and the Advantage program.
added to the program. One new event that faired well was the faculty/administrators
vantage Director Shari Schneider said
freshmen thought the week could have
dors Tricia Tinsley
tor to settling into the college curriculum,
urday rather than during the week. Ad-
agree that Advantage "92 was a key fac-
been condensed into two or three days.
to use the
Although many students seemed
"Without orientation week they would have gotten
cally spoon-fed us."
points about the Advantage program.
more incomputer labs
for hands-on training.
be interested in."
classes they thought
Displaying their banner, Tau Kappa Epsilon members support the football team. Several Greek organizations went to the football games. Photo by Jon Britton.
Loree Sheldon and Jeremy Radford encourage Elizabeth Pfost to cheer. Pfost
the chance to be a
cheerleader in a fundraiser. Photo by Jon Britton.
The cheerleaders show their enthusiasm by setting up a pyramid. The team helped fans keep spirits high during the game against the University of MissouriRolla Miners. Photo by Jon Britton.
Eiitliusiasni builds as
bme Crowding into a football
alternoon was not always a
Field helped our morale." Bearcat linebacker
common scene at Northwest. change occurred
season; seven out of
Stadium. A larger number of home games increased enthusiasm and attendance
at the football
"Scheduling just worked out for us this
Mike Morris and Rex Riley
more home games,
sions to fans by the
Bearcats to be more spirited and enthusi-
Photo by Scott
helped our " yy\ o 1* al e ' Willits
organizations, and also in-
Many people on campus hoped to see the greater
number of home
continue in seasons to come.
The increased number of home
creased the enthusiasm of Bearcat fans.
fans at the
.„,!., .u;. our f. funds this
helped to increase
also noticed an in-
main money-maker was
and made the games a
crease in attendance and was very grate-
Sororities also took advantage of the
The Pre-Med Club
"We tried to add new
routines and change our
Kappa Lambda, said. "It wasn't required, hut a lot of us showed up and we all sat
for Family Day.
"We made it a habit to go to all the home games," Kevin Hebner. Alpha
der of the game.
games, and had
"As many of us that could go to the game met in the front hall of Roberta," Jenny Gratias, Sigma Sigma Sigma, said. "We all walked over to the games as a
were not used
formed a special
it was a lot of work, but we liked it." The Steppers and the marching band
a point to
watch the remain-
The band per-
fans were loyal supporters.
did a lot more performances,
and cheered quite a bit."
the "Cats did not always prove victorious,
son said. "The Greeks usually had
game. The crowd was
were winning," Cheerleader Jason John-
"We did a lot of work to prepare for the
course more people got involved
"I thought more people came to the games since more of them were in
games," Band Senior Field Assistant
"Sometimes the fans seemed to lose interest if the Bearcats were losing; of
The increased number of home games inspired
The Steppers and Cheerleaders noticed a change in Bearcat fans'
home games in the 1991 football season, 7 home games was a dramatic increase. year,"
to the four
Bearcat football games were played
Willits, said. "It helped us get
Dawn Ford checlis Tricia Ruscli Franken Hall. Students had to register in their halls before moving in. Photo by Jack Vaught. Resident Assistant
Students collect their books in fore classes began students
books while they
had to verify and pick up Photo by Jack Vaught.
14 Getting Settled
Adjusting to changes, students work at
The end of summer signified a ritual
took place for lege students.
While some people decided
back on campus, others chose
jobs began to wind down, vacations had
fashions began to go
move. People gave cost and freedom
of course the cheaper rent." Sheila Wood found that because 1 said. "However.
These settlements varied into a
was freshmen. Adjustments included new rooms, roommates, classes and dealing with new free-
to get settled
doms. Some found they adjusted well. "Mainly I was anxious about the new experiences and about being on my own with no one to
me what to do,"
Moore said. However, things did not go smoothly for
get used to the mattress and
used to the different types of food
on campus." Alex Luers said. While freshmen dealt with these ad-
inclined to participate in
with her parents at
preparing for a new school year. Photo
by Jack Vaught.
pockets of change
thought once it
easier for some,
_^^^___^^^ Mainly, I was
about being on my own, Laura Moore '91
wasn't hard to get adjusted to living
had to share a
room when I didn't live in the dorm anyway. What really liked about living on campus was the positive atmosphere I
changes in the B.D. Owens Library. A new copy machine operating off a debit
amount oftime."TrishaObermeier 1
weeks, and no place would rent for that
only needed an apartment for six
back on campus, because
academic side of getting
settled, returning students
Although settling into campus
niled where they ended up living. "1
thought the advantages definitely out-
part of the ritual of
serious negatives. In
Also, having no computer and hav-
some upperclassmen had to back into the residence moving deal with for these moves varied Reasons halls. For some upperclassmen, convenience
ing to get up earlier to get to class were
did not live on
"I had a few sleepless nights trying to
"There were advantages and disadvantages to any change, but the biggest ad-
card, eliminated as
peace and quiet.
Perhaps the biggest group of people
everyone had to deal with was get-
ment, to adjusting to changes that took
motivation. Other reasons to
vantages were the privacy, freedom and
move off campus. For some could be an exciting and worthwhile
big step and
dents in different ways, but one aspect
Preparing for the
cluded privacy, larger rooms and more
1 1 'Vl :,/^
to take a
These occurrences meant only one thing, the new school year loomed near. The beginning of school affected stuon
which promoted a secure family setting."
was an old
habit for some, changes
made it a new experience. For new members of the Northwest
coming adjusted to all of their surroundings was definitely easier said than done.
Getting Settled 15
Theresa New and her parents, Bonnie and Richard Oberlechnen, share a picnic on Family Day. Families enjoyed music by KDLX while eating.
Photo by Tony Miceli.
Shereen Baird chats with her mother, Connie Baird, at a welcome held in Millikan Hall on Family Day. For many parents, the day was a chance to catch up on their child's life away from home. Photo by Jon Britton.
Taking a break in Family Day activities are Noreen and Don Stolle. The favorable weather on Family Day brought many parents Photo by Tony Miceli.
Pride, enthusiasm bring parents to share ^,^
radition As THE SUN BEGAN TO
pus, they arrived in a steady
morning was the perfect ting for the
Mothers and fathers stepped out of their cars, stretched their
and smoothed the wrinkles travel had left in their clothing. From back seats emerged boxes and bags filled with gifts legs
They made where they would meet their
treats for their children.
the trek to
offspring and a Northwest tradition car-
Family Day 1992 had begun.
forward to seeing him, and the
ideal time for parents to see
new atmosphere. the picnic and the game
their children in a
"We went and "It
was a lot of fun," Christiansen said. to meet
gave parents a chance not only
teachers, but also to
Bearcat takes time
out to be with his
Family Day began with a convocation in the Mary Linn Performing Arts Cen-
to entertain families.
Photo by Scott
was also nice to come and see some old faces, meet some new and see the changes." It
Students and their families enjoyed a picnic lunch by the Bell listening to
music provided by
After lunch, families joined
Rickenbrode Stadium for the football game and cheered Northwest on to victory.
Through touring Northwest and
ting a taste of the college experience,
seemed pleased with what
University had to offer.
meet my new friends
to talk to other parents."
pared for the
home and began to say goodbye to students, they seemed happy with the Family
had a nice
time touring the
where the University Chorale and the Northwest Cheerleaders provided enter-
vorite part of the
welcomed families. "This was our third Family Day and we
day was being with
tainment, and President
were excited because our daughter sang at the opening ceremony with the cho-
Dee Ashley said. "It was fun." Following the convocation, parents
time touring the
campus Bob Sweeney said. •>i
Day was an
part of Family
Christy Christiansen thought Family
and a football game against the University
my daughter's because am an alum-
college selection nus,"
of pride in
partmental open houses, a picnic lunch
in store for parents
and students to enjoy, including welcoming ceremonies, residence hall and de-
The day held much
went away to colhim to leave," Mary McCauley said. "But he has made a lot of good friends and has gotten a good education. Northwest was definitely the
see her carry on after me.
parents expressed pride in the choice
stream of cars.
toured the academic buildings.
on the sleepy Northwest cam-
part of the
day was being with my daugh-
Family Day 992 was again a success, 1
be a positive experience
for everyone involved.
Family Day 17
Adjusting the levels on an audio board before a Sigma Tau Gamma gathering, Kurt Osmundson gets ready for a Rush function.
like other fraternities
on campus, held special more about their group.
activities for those interested in learning
Photo by Jack Vaught.
Rho Chi Francie Miller talks to her Delta
Zeta sisters Susie Swiss
and Kathy Higdon during Bid Day activities. Bid Day was not only emotional for rushees but also for Rho Chis who hadn't spoken to their sisters throughout Rush.
Photo by Tony Miceli.
Greek organizations gain new members
wshin g In One of the most exciting Greek events
in the fall se-
mester was Rush. The 1992
were difficult. One-hundred were initiated, and all sotheir
quota of 40 pledges.
thought Rush went well,"
Panhellenic President Sherry Driver
said. "All of the girls
used from past years was
Rho Chis. A Rho Chi w as some-
five fraternities in order for rushees to
to talk to
nice to have
who could answer my
40 number of
was needed on campus," Lisa Stageman, president of Sigma Sigma sorority
"A demand was obviously
here." "If the pledge class
would make Rush too imper-
sonal," Delta Zeta president
All In contrast to the sororities'
four sororities took their quota of 40
for the Inter-Frater-
Council to be the only ones to
did get complicated
towards the end of Rush because some
guys had trouble getting their
"The system was more
"They couldn't just catch on campus and get with member a up said.
policy helped ensure that the
look closer before deciding.
"The quantity of rushees was down, but the quality was better than past IPC President Gary
women who rushed, making decisions on who to give bids to was difficult.
stamp," Brian Weaver, Delta Chi Rush
Extended function times
sorority could only accept
a bid from Alpha
This new men wDuld
Ides after accepting
Rho Chi Wendi
signed without attending a function."
Jolene Trapp said.
answering any questions they might
be stamped by
and different sororities. Rho Chis did not re\'eal which sorority they were a member of, and helped the women by
"The whole idea of Rho Chis made
word of congratu-
the old one,"
that function cards
talk to about func-
one each rushee could
Cecilia Lee receives
know Northwest. One change from previous
events for participating
to participate only in spring
Rush so they could
rushees and give freshmen time to get to
260 woinen paiticipating
Rush. Alpha Phi Al-
rushes were successful
Eight ot the nine participated in
chapter, a lower
need for a
number of students
"All of the
and card regulations allowed for
cluding comedians, nights the track
members numbers were down and more recruiting would need to be done in the summer to increase numbers fraternity
changes were an
Each year changes were made to make Rush even
Rush," Rob Jako said.
more successful and enjoy-
for next year.
able for everyone involved. Both the fra-
and sorority rushes seemed
participated in fraternity Rush.
smoothly and active members hoped that
Photo by Scott
Approximately 200 men participated in Rush. Many creative events were
fraternities to attract pledges.
get even better.
â€” KXTIE H\RRIKO>
Classic figures offer a historical view
aek Throughout Home-
the theme, "History
peating," both Greeks and independents
incorporated famous figures along with
sororities than in past years.
Ramsey, Andel and Dennis kept the skits. They
joked about President Dean Hubbard,
back, and for the
thought the theme this year was
good," Jennifer Whiteing
was neat history,
to see the different periods
remember Northwest and
block the Phi Sigma Kappa and Christ's
Inn houses were on for a
"I'm sick of people complaining about
"Each of us spent about 70 hours on the float," Anne said.
you don't choose, you lose!" big change in the Variety Show was
some organizations that usudecided not
appointed that Phi
refrained from participating in the show.
and performace was a
was an honor
Mu Alphas] quality of music
named Northwest's very first African-American Home-
"They were a top-notch group and they made the show more enjoyable for every-
Phillips said. "I
tried to be really
Fall Freeze at the Bell
Biga's clown head,
braved a chilly day
hear good music
Cassie Peel helps
cared about the mi-
and enjoy hot dogs and soda. Patrick
before the parade.
on campus, and wanted to show them that they
Mahoney and Heather Houseworth,
Line up for the pa-
could achieve anything."
cared about the
the government," the
sponsored by Alpha Sigma Alpha, was crowned Phillips,
campus, not because
everyone to get out and vote.
nounced. Loree Sheldon, sponsored by
Mu, was named Homecoming queen and Jonathan
They repeatedly tried to influence
the fact that
proposed demolition of the
way history was." The Variety Show began the festivities on Wednesday night, Oct. 14., when Homecoming king and queen were anthe
and clowns. House decs made a comefirst
"Bohemians On Parade," replaced past emcees Jean Jones and Shawn Wake. Phi Mu Kristy Reedy said she enjoyed the Variety Show skits, but thought some of the humor was in bad taste. She also thought more of the skits made fun of
audience laughing in between
"I was thrilled to be nominated by the Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority, not because I worked with them a lot, but because they saw who I was and wanted me to
represent them," he said.
Chad Dennis, who
important periods in history in their floats
fraternities joined together to build
changes. Shad Ramsey, Kent Andel and
dent eagerly awaited Walkout Day, signaling the
The was felt all over
campus, and every
lowered the bridge for others."
The Variety Show offered many
a ray of sunshine.
true beginning of
DJs, hosted the event. Students
prizes for participating in various
rade began at 6:30 a.m. Saturday on
ranging from chugging soda to
Mahoney and Houseworth
the west side of
with Northwest shirts without school
colors on them.
Photo by Scott -continued
Doing some last minute pomping before the parade, Brett Nation works on
Kappa float The fratemit) 's eff'orts helped them win
Photo by Jon Britton.
Alpha Sigma Alpha's Lx)ri Clingman and Kim Waller portray Raggedy Ann and Andy. The two carried a sign showing the amount donated to Hurricane
Photo b\ ron\ Miceli.
late into the night.
Phi Sigma Kappa's, Scott Claude,
The Phi Sigs dedicated their float Greg Coffer. Photo by Scott Jenson.
puts final touches on the float. to the
Jim Henson," Delta Zeta's Wendi and Jen Heng, Gonzo, wave at the parade crowd. The Delta Zetas won Best Clown for In
Ides, Fozzie Bear,
Photo by Don Carrick.
diligently to finish the float, the U.S.S.
Schlamp and Delta Chi's Dan Olvera and Jeremy Radford brave the cold weather. The
Delta Chis placed third in the float category. Photo by
Laveme, Jen Otto, and Shirley, Jen Blair, reminisce about Northwest. The skit, performed by Alpha Sigma Alpha, won the Sorority division at the Variety Show. Photo by Jon Britton.
Complete with sailing hats. Phi Sigma Kappa's Jon Bremer, Mike Haley, and Tony George follow the faternitys' float. The pomp clown was designed as an accompaniment for the "Explorers" float. Photo by
the day off
nice to have a day
gave us time
Friday night, however, was the night
participants to get
ready for the big event
pomping. be up
did quite a I
bit at 3
Some had a different
viewpoint on the
did a float because
had always been very important to Phi
be a cherry tree, and
Walthall, dressed as George Washing-
represented Delta Zeta,
Pomp Clown award
to enjoy the floats
come back and
great for alumni to
took us about four weeks to build,
lost quite a bit
of sleep, especially
on Thursday and Friday definitely
The Phi Sigma Kappas, like most who built floats, worked long
For many, clowns were the most vivid
see us represented in the parade.
help support the community.
5 a.m. to get ready for the
Andrew victims. thought that
was really great."" The Alphas also
the float,"" Kate Walthall, Delta Zeta, said.
allocated for the float, to the Florida
contributed $3,000, the
of the parade. Kermit the Frog,
working on the
Miss Piggy, dinosaurs, Mickey Mouse
and even Christopher Columbuses" Dis-
Saturday morning," Scott Sloan, Phi
cover card were found parading around
"We chose to do dinosaurs because we knew
they would be really fun and crazy
in the parade,""
Janine Biga, Sigma Sigma
"The best part of being inthe parade was seeing the fin-
We put in a total of about 50
to yestertlay, reach-
me to see that. Maryville was
supposed known for
loved the floats, but thought it was a
lack of floats in the parade. "I
the independents in
many of the Greeks and
creating floats were missing out,""
of the school
"They were lacking a was essential knew that the Alphas
spirit that I
hikI piiDhig tlieiii botli logetlier to
ions on the lack of
to acliieve today,"
had different opin-
"We are holc&ig on
Greeks not doing
There were a lot of
number of floats. Delta Zetas, Phi Mus, Delta Chis and Phi Sigma Kappas were the only Greek organizations to
Drastically reduced the
there weren't as
many of them
saved the organizations a great
deal of money,"
rearranging of the float category. Instead
Sigma Phi Epsilon had a 72 hour see-saw marathon. The Sig Eps raised over $700 for their philanthropy, Lou Gerhig's dis-
of having separate categories for sorori-
parade was the
was only one
After the parade wound down, the crowds began anticipating the football
throwing everyone in one
game against Central Missouri State Uni-
overall float category. "I didn't like
Mike Turner, Phi Sig, said. "I better when there was a division
The Phi Sigma Kappas, who won float category,
time in the season, the
'Cats led in the the
dedicated their float,
"Cats Voyage To Victory," to the
memory of Greg Coffer, a fraternity who died over the summer.
Instead of doing a float,
quarter of a game.
Once halftime arrived, the 'Cats were tied with the Mules at 7-7. Northwest lost 10-7 in the
the parade route.
minutes of the game.
The Phi Mu float makes its way down float placed
second in the float division.
history worth repeating.
Homecoming Awards PARADE SUPREMACY Independent— Sigma Society Fraternity— Phi Sigma Kappa
BEST FLOAT Phi
BEST Delta Zeta
Independent— ISO,"Clowns Through History" Fraternity Phi Sigma Kappa,"Forefathers" s" Sorority Phi Mu, "Roaring '20'
— "A Tribute
—Tau Phi Upsilon— "Astronauts" — Delta Zeta— "A Tribute Jim Henson" —Delta Chi — "Invention of
—Delta Zeta,"George Washington" —Sigma Society,"Ad Building
VARIETY SHOW SKITS
—Delta Chi,"Isaac Newton"
Gamma Rho,"Retum From the
—Alpha Sigma Alpha-"Laveme and
Jeff Gillihan and Francie Miller, "If
Fraternity— Delta Chi, "Mr. Peabobby and The
My Eyes Are Beautiful," BEST ACTRESS
Kim Mahoney, Alpha Sigma Alpha
—Sigma Alpha Iota,"Bobby
AWARD FOR BEST ACT
Delta Chi-"Mr. Peabobby and the
Sigma Phi Epsilon
Members of Alpha Kappa Lambda fraternity roll their version of Noah's Ark d(iÂťn the paraiif roiite. IX'spite creative efforts, the top prize in the
catagorj went to the LX'lta Chis. Photo by Ton> Miceli.
Sigma Phi Kpsilon's see-saw marathon continues as H. J. Amys teetertotters while waitin); for the parade to Ix-jjin. The Sig Eps 72-hour see-saw marathon during Homecoming raised $7IX) for their philanthropy, lx)U Gehrig's disease. I'holo In Jon Brilton.
Adam and Becky Shipley prepare dinner as they spend an evening home. The Shipleys had their Photo by Tony Miceli. at
relax after a day of classes. The Gustins married before graduating so they could begin their lives together after they were finished with school. Photo by Tony Miceli.
Bud and Glenda Gustin
Spending time together. Bud and Glenda Gustin study for classes. The Gustins were able to survive financially on their own. Photo by Tony Miceli
26 Married Students
Students exchange vows while keeping prior
institution not to be entered
commitment they were
every now and then.
glad that they didn't have to help us with
year so that
we could go
they decided to
to get married.
Friends treated them differently than
they were single.
stopped talking about parties and stuff
found they had
to rearrange their sched-
awkward," Becky Shipley Despite the dif-
became an alumnus
and dropped from three groups to one," Becky Shipley said. "1 was always run-
ning around doing stuff and
projects and things wait until the last
Time became easier to handle for some students. They found marriage gave them more time to get things done. "Any other year it seemed like didn't I
Bud Gustin said. "On campus
more activities that took
The Fosters met
seemed easier after I
freshman year. Photo by
chores was a consideration of the
friendships underwent change.
we stood on our own." Some married students found
tronic mail system
Time was a matter that students had to consider when they got married. Some
bye as they depart
money." Bud Gustin
couple of scholarships that helped us out,
Foster say good-
students ran into obstacles
Chris and Susan
finances, and being independent from
go ahead and get married
"My family was kind of opposed to my getting married," Adam .Shipley said.
was important. "Our families were very supportive of our decision to get married and we were
into our life."
Married couples also worried about
got done with school,
would throw dishes in the dishwasher, and vacuumed about once a month."
of towels or something. Sometimes
just decided to
put aside their worries
would be in the same situation then are in now," Glenda Gustin said.
about money, time and
talked about waiting until after
uniforms and occasionally washed a load
graduation to get married, but decided
evenly, while oth-
"Becky did most of house,"
ready to undertake. They
school, and took the plunge into
ers did not.
students found mairiage to
of marriage would
were very supportive of
our decision to get married,"
be the hardest,"
Glenda Gustin said.
time and there
Gustin said. ^^^^^^^^^"^
Married students found that they were
happy with split
that the first
glad they had walked
Married Students 27
together, students unite to
reek Week Coupled with the desire to
have fun while
same time champion-
ing various civic organi-
Greek Week began. With the theme "No zations,
Matter the Letters,
All Greek Together," the
brothers took our frater-
song and changed the words around
names of the sororities," Alpha Phi Alpha member Maurice Tayto include all the
lor said. "It it
for us to learn, and
an unique edge."
of us could collectively
when all come together in one accord and show Greek unity,"
Sunny weather allowed Tuesday's games to continue without a hitch. Sunrise Park was the center of competitive
Jonathan Phillips of Alpha Phi Alpha
action as softball and volleyball wars
were waged. Elsewhere
Under the direction of co-chairs Kristin Thompson and Pat McGinnis, the week began with some unique opening
organizations rocking in chairs or asking
opening day events
like the chariot race,
teams were challenged to pull a chariot device around a course and finish
got underway. Racing across Colden
Pond may not have been maneuvering white waters, but to some it proved to be equally as challenging. More games such
"The chariot race seemed to be the most competitive of
legged race and shuttle race were held to
called for brute strength and
continue to ignite the
endurance because they had to
run pulling a girl on a chariot."
demonstrate to other members of their
Delta Sigma Phi's
Greek Week wrapped up on Thursday with a community-wide clean-up. The Greeks rolled up their sleeves and set to work to help maintain not only their cam-
Participants in the tricycle
race were forced to revert to the days of their childhood and
the trike around a
while also performing
Heather Voss of Delta
face in a pie
maintain and hoped to
community as well. Thursday evening was the annual awards banquet. Tau Kappa Epsilon and
Rodgers and try to
ahead of Alpha
Kappa Lambda's Kevin Heese and
pus, but the
to go halfway around the circle, and find a piece of gum inside a
Zeta said. "I'm sure pretty
as the orange-passing relay race, five-
the events," Phillips said. "It
had been raised.
men from each
a total of 16
Four heats were held, and
time carrying a sorority
face in a
motorists to donate to
summer camp for children with cancer. By the end of the week, more than $ 1 ,600 "Can you canoe?" Many Greeks were confronted with this question on Wednesday when the great canoe race
the fastest in their heat while at the
and shrubbery. Passers-by on the
heritage and fraternity
Maryville square saw members of all the
fun, the festivities got
Greeks became involved in Project Earth exercises by planting trees, flowers
chants denouncing their brothers in good
"One of my nity
Greek organizabrothers and sisters
through catchy songs.
Panhellenic activities of the year.
tion to salute their
promised to be one of the most rewarding "This was our time to
The kickoff ended with Sing, a chance for each
Delta Zeta were distinguished as the overall
most Greek participation award.
canoe race. The
win the race. Photo by Jon Britton.
Bill Germer, Bill Whyte, Chad S.vpkens, Jason T>s>er and Toby N'anderpool perform at Greek Sing. Brotherhood was seen throughout the week. Photo by Todd \\eddie. I'hi
Lisa Lee joins Lisa
the most well attended e\ents. Photo bv
The Sing was one of
Greek Week 29
Creek Week Other awards and recognition went
Unity Award. Outstanding Sorority Scholarship Program went to Sigma
named Outstanding Advisers of the year. Participants in the games felt the work and fun they had was a way for each to prove that, "No Matter The Letters, We
Sigma Sigma while Alpha Kappa Lambda won the Alpha Phi Alpha Frater-
best statement about the bonds they had
for the Fraternity
Connoisseurs of Ex-
The men of Phi Sigma Kappa were awarded the Outstanding
Organization that Rises to Solve
By winning Highest Pledge Class AvAverage
and Highest Total Chapter Average, Sigma Sigma Sigma and Sigma Phi Eping
were named the Overall Outstand-
for the year.
formed throughout the school Panhellenic societies.
erage. Highest Active Chapter
Are All Greek Together," was
shone through and could be a great breaker for anyone interested.
competition between the organizations, the brothers
relished the tiine they had spent promot-
Kathie Leeper, professors of speech and
ing "Greekhood" together at Northwest.
sponsors of Phi Sigma Kappa were
In a separate
GREEK AWARDS OVERALL AWARDS Outstanding Greek Sponsor Roy and Kathy Leeper, Phi Sigma Kappa
Outstanding Greek Kristin Tiiompson,
Woman Phi Mu
Outstanding Sorority President
Aimee Chadwick, Delta Zeta Outstanding Fraternity President David Kirchhoefer, Sigma Phi Epsilon
Outstanding Greek Man Byron WilUs, Sigma Phi Epsilon
Outstanding Greek Organization Sigma Sigma Sigma Sigma Phi Epsilon
Most Greek Participation Tau Kappa Epsilon Delta Zeta
Most Spirited Tau Kappa Epsilon
Most Creative Delta Chi
Sigma Sigma Sigma Chariot Race Alpha Kappa Lambda Overall Winner of Greek Games Alpha Sigma Alpha Tau Kappa Epsilon
Ides participates in the orange-passing relay gave (ireeks an opportunity to interact through
Photo by Jon Britton.
Sigma Sigma Sigma members Cheryl Stalone and Rhonda O'Malley gather at the Bell Tower for the (ireek Sing. Tri- Sigma placed second in the sorority division sing. Photo by Scott Jenson.
Sigma Phi Kpsilon members Terry Comstock, Tony Stelpflag, and Matt Miller race to the finish line with Alpha Sigma Alpha Jenn Riley. Due to many mechanical difficulties, the Sig Eps failed to meet qualifications for final competition. Photo by Jon Britton.
Greek Week 31
electicin began with
many hopefuls bidding
discouraging, but Bush had the leadership experience and strength of character
out of the scramble
to pull us out of the recession. Clinton
emerged three candidates
was wishy-washy and evasive." Perot supporters on campus seemed
and a wild race tor the
be scarce, but those
Republican George Bush, Democrat Bill Clinton and Independent Ross Perot it
from the Democrats, but the 1992 election was different as the Democrats
beginning to find their voice
Whatever politics. In
more picked up absentee
American people. "The whole atmosphere of the election
a debate broad-
hopes of per-
in his past
trustworthy than Bush was
students found themselves in
out in swarins to
Bush and 22
Ol tlie ClCC.
Clinton led the
percent voted for
support of Clinton, however. There were also plenty of Bush supporters to he
election from the
found on campus.
"George Bush was just the best man for the job."
president of the
suading others to vote for their
College Republicans, said. "He was expeiienced and he had a wonderful foreign
candidate. Photo by Tony
one of the top 10 commanders
to the polls,
and the younger
voted >or Clinton.
mired Clinton's humility. Not lying about the thmgs
estimated 54 percent of all eligible voters
porter Kelli Harrison said. "I really ad-
be different," Clinton sup-
election day rolled around, an
47 percent of volers aced 18-24
hundred thirty-nine students regisfirst time and many
a solution to Bush's lack of attention to
October. Student Senate held
found themselves taking a stand
voter registration in the Spanish Den.
tered to vote for the
who seemed to capture the imaginations of many students. His fresh sound-
their views, students
president for the next four years, students
Clinton was a relatively young nomi-
in front of their
people expressed their desire for change. In an effort to determine who would be
America and he
without ever having any serious compe-
Democrats President Michelle
across as the kind of guy you could
find in small-town
Chad Hacknian and ^oung
Perot becau.se he related to the
take part in
average person," Lance Dorrel said. "He
lican Party held onto the White House
campaigned hard and
simple, straight-forward principles.
For the past three elections the
Texan did so because they believed in
out as the American people tried
to decide who would be mander in chief.
College Republicans President
Clinton's programs just A bad economy was very
offices leads to
Schwarzkopf called him in chief
idly won the presidency He won 3 states and 357 electoral 1
68 electoral votes. Perot did not win any electoral votes, but did win a larger share 1
Big Changes was influential, and was good friend of Bob Griffin, the Speaker ofthe House. Gravesjust had no key position and no say in what would seniority and
-continued of the vote than any other independent
candidate in this century.
stated that Clinton
found favor with most demographic groups, including
men and women;
Graves did find support by those
job and about Missourians.
over 60; and every
man who would was
a personal victory by those
campaign. They were happy with the
very fortunate to
a fine, bright, genuinely caring
represent us in the 4th
Picki Pierce said.
ported him and put time and effort into his
he cared about his
income group under $50,000 a year. Bush won the votes of Asians and ProtesClinton's victory
In an effort to
number of voters. was very happy with the results of the election, and was very optimistic about the whole thing," Dr. James
Missouri Congressional race visited
Eiswert, professorof philosophy said. "I
was pleased about
with students and talked to them about
the increa.sed turnout
of voters, especially statewide.
people were beginning to take interest
was very happy with
the results of
James Eiswert said.
and where he stood on the
to the surprise
was defeated in the race by Democrat Pat Danner, who thanked supshort and he
Maryville Nov. 12 with a camera crew
appointed to see
from the television show "CBS This Morning."
Missouri State Representative
lose his office to
for their vote
U.S. Senator Kit to
years and fought
also paid a visit
Rather than camin a press
ence about building an ethanol production facility
northern Missouri and
about the benefits ethanol would bring to area farmers.
Bond's ideas and campaign
hard for North-
paid off as he defeated his opponent,
had a say about each and every dollar spent in the area of transportation and
Rothman-Serot, for a seat
Although the election involved
Americans took an active
didn't have an impor-
tant voice at this crucial point.
a lot of
mud-slinging and name calling, the hard
sor of government, said.
education," Dr. Richard Fulton, profes-
of Coleman and
Missouri's 6th Congressional District
sourians were dis-
Tom Coleman, who ran for re-election in
his supporters, his re-election efforts fell
the election process."
blacks and Hispanics; every age group
the candidates paid off
choosing the leaders of JtXSIC A ilAHP
& JKMFI-It f> tTIIKHrULK
U.S. Senator kit
In a study 1)>
Danner ni> es a speech at
interviewed by John
room in Hudson
Mall. Michelle Sininis votes
aÂŤa> from home on
found that abscntt'c ballots vM're the ua\
absrnli'v ballot. Students
Kond \isil to
an I'lbanol production would bring to Missouri. Photo by .Ion liritton.
beard. I'hoto h> Laura Kiedel.
Mary \ ille Democratic
headquarters during her campaign. Danner won the people's choice as she took her new place in Congress.
Photo by Talking
.lack \ aught.
to a small
group outside the I'nion. Tom last minute campaigning.
Coleman does some Coleman's
sional seat to Pat
short as he lost the Congres-
Danner. Photo by Brad
Students take a stand and rally around
f ^^^^H ^^^^1 ^^^^1
Saving the human race and exercising the power to
vote were Just
now, many chose a cause and raUied around
Student Senate participated by celebrat-
Day 1992 with
a week's worth
of activities. John Holcomb, Student
Senate vice president for environmental
charge of the celebration.
planned for the week, the event with the
was a community alumi-
can collecting contest.
on campus and
Tau Kappa Epsilon won the contest, walking away with $500 in prize money. "As of Jan.l, 1993 the Maryville landfill would not accept aluminum or plastic material," Holcomb said. "It was participated and
an incentive for people to recycle."
1992 was also the year of elections.
dents were given the opportu-
nity to register to vote
them," Patrick Malioiiey said.
a different point of view.
"Maybe their (college students
of responsibility had not been developed yet," Robert Dewhirst, professor of gov-
had most of their lives ahead of them, and
to live with decisions in the
next four years."
was closer to home than many people realized was Acquired Imissue that
munodeficiency Syndrome or AIDS. As of Oct. 1992, there were 2,986
Bob Power, HIV/AIDS education coordinator for the Heartland Red Cross, and Northwest alumnus, spoke
bers of student publications about the
how to educate people along
and the importance of responsible reporting.
"The disease did not know labels," Power said. "It did not know the difference between a homosexual, bisexual,
black or Hispanic.
AIDS was not a homo-
student organization. Northwest
Students Concerned About AIDS, was
AIDS and safe sex. "We started the organization because
and offered students information
also helped by reporting
go about getting an
educate students about
Amanda Endicott and Amber Smith
take part in a recy-
cling fair at the
no one on campus seemed
on absentee voting.
The Northwest Missourian
discuss the issue," Patrick
of the founders of
students were sexually active.
needed to know
having sex could kill
took less than 5 minutes of your
cases reported in the state of Missouri.
sponsored a registration drive
go about voting by absentee "It
Senate Policies Committee
Zimmerman, Nodaway County clerk, many students felt intimidated by the registering process and were unsure how to
October. The Student
One such cause was the environment. ing Earth
reahze the future was
matter of taking the time and doing
causes students became
The environment, politics and AIDS were only a few of the causes students became involved in throughout the year. matter the cause, students took an
active role in
Northside Mall. The
awareness on the need to recycle and preserve the envi-
ronment. Photo by Stacv Baier.
Bob I'ouiT speaks to a sjniup ofNorthwesI students. Power. HIV7 AIDS coordinator for the Heartland Red Cross, talked about the importance of educating the public about HI\ I'hoto b> .|on .
and Dan Brinks of Earl May Garden Center put the new tree. Concern about the environment was a major issue with many students on campus. Photo by Scott Jenson.
finishing touches on planting a
Dealing with invisible and too visible
oommates College was different world,
new surroundings most
past the point of
no return and decided
Although many did find
some were stuck
great roommates, situation they
"My roommate was a great we just had two totally two
"I tried to talk to
totally different sched-
tended to make things
often got on each others
they were too visible.
"My roommate was
was hard for me
room." Susan Shipley
would have been nice to have had some privacy, but that was something tried to said. "It
Some had roomwere always
"My roommate was
ever around," Connie Posey
"She was always studying
one else's room,
ing out with her friends.
had trouble. She seemed as
out and get a private room." it
was not necessarily speroommates faced; it
was simply differences in personalities. "My roommate was very nice, but she was nothing like me," Christiansen said. "I
staying up late
Although sometimes problems worked themselves out, many times an roommate actudisappearing act by moving
invisible or too visible ally did
Petty disagreements often led to
and slobs who lived with tidy
people rarely found themselves changing.
While some roommates were always at
be just a
blur, rarely ever
something most every student wished
was not always
saw her only
were prevalent, a great roommate was
was as though she was
38 Invisible/Too Visible Roommates
me from day one, so decided thing for me to do would be to
party, or hang-
when she came in to crash or get ready for classes.
just not compatible."
were only around once mates
"When had a problem and needed to talk
hard to live with her.
simply because she
the other side of the
ered her. That was just me, though.
learn to deal with."
spoke no English," Tisha Tapia
was as though she was invisible," Connie Posey said. _^^^
out and in with some-
more in-synch with." roommate problems occured when people from different one
Such roommate problems were often difficult to handle. The biggest problem most had with their roommates was that
offended," Posey said. "After all,
was her room,
her odd waking and sleeping habits, but
along okay, but
totally different sleeping
ules," Christy Christiansen said.
changes in habits to occur.
Some roommates went
have problems throughout
enemies. Drastic measures often resulted, forcing
times these differences in caused roommates
small living space, as in
sometimes difficult to do. Many roommates had problems getused
dents. Learning to share a
the residence halls,
40 Student Budgets
wallets cause students to stretch their
WAS A PROBLEM THAI ll most college students faced. They came to col-
lems because of the way they spent their
lege to seek ^Aisdom and
education, but the cost ot
wisdom and education became outrageously expensi\e. Budget problems hit that
hard way. Between balancing
difficult classes, long
hours of homework
and sometimes a
coping with a tight
with an empty wallet.
move off campus saving some money.
"Living off campus was so inuch more
it was worth it away from residence hall
Photo by Jon Britton.
my money." lost,
ended up turning to what they knew home. Most could attest to the fact best
whenever they had financial probmom and dad were usually the first
to turn to.
had money problems
my mom and dad,"
"Towards the end of the semester, my phone bill got so high that the University disconnected my phone ser-
Mom and dad often supplied the extra students needed to get
by. Students often
employed with work study at Millikan worked about eight Hall's front desk. hours a week to afford to go to school."
parents for prob-
On-campus living versus off-campus living was a big component to budgeting. For most students, it was indeed cheaper
between, and those
to try to find a
students learned to
could not turn to
ning of the year," Groen said.
balance checkbooks when they
getting things from parents was easy, some found out otherwise. Some students found that they
students, due to lack of
jobs were often a lucky few.
students found that
money, were forced to find employment either on campus or in Maryville. Jobs were few
students spent too
beginning of the year," Matt Barry
for themselves in their financial situa-
to live off cainpus
faced less expensive food and board, but
made the journey home on weekends and holidays to get food and money from parents Although many
money and food
While organizing bills, K a r y n
the beginning of the school
economical than livinge)n," Molly Groen said. "Trying to live day-by-day and pay
Students did a variety of things to deal
to live off
not only because
lems with their budgets.
dad," Leigh Theisen.
than one child to
"Whenever had money
was my decision
vacy, but because
Hawkeye Wilson said. Some students had budgeting
work weekends and
a job back
home just to afford
The money earned from
part-time job often went to pay for school
Student Budgets 41
Bud gets to
"Scrounging together enough money
my phone bill, printing bills or buy
stamps to send a
would have asked
they could have
but they could not.
brother Matt here
same school, and
my younger sister at a community college back home, my parents really did not
a lot of people
they got to col-
lege," Michele Barry said. "They often became obsessed with using their credit
cards, charging everything they could it.
That often led
not even necessary.
geting problems without owning one of those plastic cards."
Students were also faced with the
was spent on Matt's rent if he was short, some sudden car repair, or doctor bills when we got
problems of dating on a tight budget. Just
have the extra money
to give to us.
they did have
For many students, the transition into college
the first time they had to
provide for themselves. Also, learning
balance a checkbook for the
had ofthat stu-
also served as a big
much money at the begui-
be saved. "I
could only afford to go out one or a
did go out,
week," Groen I
dents had to determine what they would
be eating before food was purchased. The
price of groceries caused to
pus residents found themselves clipping
"My roommate and in
our rooms when
liked having food
got hungry, so
often found ourselves clipping cou-
for students to get.
pons," Barry said.
Although budgeting problems were
funds was perhaps
difficult to deal with, students realized
w hat attracted
most students to in-
vesting in credit but
times credit card
up enticing many
Using a credit card was an easy
were not alone
"Most students had at college
A R .A employee
sive," Barry said.
students into something they could not control.
were usually easy
go out on dates and often had problems
be used for fun and
budget problem for
many to money
could not spare the
trying to distinguish
instead of just blowing
would have been able
that the University
dents could have learned
time could have been scary. "I
having fun was
almost everyone was
faced with a budgeting problem, whether
was credit card bills mounting phone bills going unpaid, or simply it
ishes refilling the
orange juice maup, liv-
chine in the Deli.
ing on peanut butter and crackers. Living
have needed or wanted, but overspending
on a college budget became an experi-
purchase things that students
than the student had before.
42 Student Budgets
found jobs on camto
by Ross Bremmer.
Angela Lyons finishes fillitii; ;in order at NUDonalds. \sidtrriini hir class sihidulf. ,>oMs usually put in 15-2(1 hours a
the cashicrins ofTiie. Michelle
inan> studinls enrolled. Snell took on the
Morkins; to pav for eollege. Photo h> I>"Uk
responsihility of paying her
Photo h\ Koss Brenuier.
Stl DENT Budgets 43
Gender determines how a date
She Said A
in a rela-
The Outback to meet up with Steve Rhodes, a guy I had known for some time, but had never really known. Soon though, I would get the chance when I finally spotted him and he saw me, smiled, and got up to come toward my table. The misery of being alone was gone, only now I had no idea what in the hell was going to headed
how you doing?" he
'Hi Miss Renze, said with this
males I was trying
to think of something
coy, or at least unique to retort. All
could muster was "Fine."
some Snap was saved. He asked if Fd be
my interaction with the
than that, the fact of the matter was
had been quite some time since
"stepped out" with a young lady. that
sat at a
Outback bar where
Lisa Renze for a evening of fun and
was beginning to think she show as I .scanned my surround-
ings, but then spotted her at a table
the dozens of
merrymakers milling about. Realizing
seated at a table alone,
crowded room was seated.
to the table
"Hey. hey Miss Renze, how ya 1 said, silently praising the pow-
ers that be that the knots in
cords loosened long enough for utter
fully the D.J. let loose with
"Fine," she responded with a smile.
"Well good, good, so
and one of
doing that glance-exchange game.
was underway. it happened. The D.J. in the bar's lower level announced a popular song and I asked Lisa if she would like to dance. For most this would seem
Well, groovy. Finally he leaned over
natural enough, but for myself,
interested in a dance,
point on to
maybe this was going
Things were going well and we were
me that although getting to know each other a little better was fided in
was an excuse
to get off the
Apparently he had a rhythm-pho-
fly again, (at least not until
The Palms. He, with
was born with an acute rhythm deficiency, it was social suicide. Nevertheless, had committed myI
so rather than coming up suddenly I
did the next best thing and took
opportunity to escape the floor
by asking Lisa
she would like a drink.
ferent bv the opposite sex.
of the story and her version could have
with friends. Photo by Jon Britton.
decided not to risk
having to dance again and suggested
move on handed me a
changing some more pleasantries over our fresh beverage
night out at the
bar can be inter-
Thankfully she agreed, and after ex-
a huge sigh of
While Steve Rhodes excitedly awaits the date alone, Lisa Renze surrounds herself
head next door and check out the crowd at
Since the dance idea wasn't going to
for quite awhile,
Opportunity arose on a weekend night
DATE. It'll happen.
complete solar eclipse, every 75
Interpreted She Said
wad of bills and ordered a Mule Sweat. made of Hot Shot, Tequila and Tabasco and figured that would warm him right
excused myself so
of the porcelain convenience.
"What have you got upon
gave Lisa some
there," he asked
could make use
Lisa what she had bought.
cash to buy drinks and then hastily
don't remember, you'll have to try
to find out," she shrugged.
with extreme skepti-
would have been
cism, but despite his apprehension he
skeptical about such a situation, but in
grabbed the shot and downed
the presence of such a fetching
the chance could escape him.
help but laugh, even though he was
sudden eruption of the everpresent male hormones saw me down-
trying desperately to keep his cool
ing the mystery beverage in three gulps.
about him as his mouth was burning I
hustled into the
other Friday celebrators. Again
a drink and headed to the pool room.
"How about some pool," Steve said. "I the I
be somewhat experienced
pool table in
grew up with a
basement. Needless to
this first one. will
"Hey, lady, how about a game of pool," I asked suddenly. "Sure," she said with a smile.
swaggered over Big
to select a
ter-wearing lad of 5 table
could clean the set.
"Lll try to keep up," she said as she a
problem," he replied.
that is until
about making things interest-
end of the cue.
figured what the hell?
he thinks he's as good as what he says,
wager wouldn't be
"How about placing a small bet on the outcome." said. "Like who buys the I
was an ugly word.
vinced that I was proficient
warn you that I happen to be somewhat skilled in the game," I said as to
The game was on and this poor fool had no idea what he was about to get
liked her laugh, but
Indeed, as a cartoon- watching, polyes-
keep up uith you,"
would try to find some less painful manner of doing so at our next stop. The Pub. Upon entering The Pub, we ordered a drink and found an empty table at which
wasn't too bad either.
Color of Money" or something. Sickening. I agreed to his little challenge, but I neglected to
I screamed silently, as brew raced down my throat.
Lisa exploded with laughter.
up the road was the
warmth of the bar and were greeted by
SHAZAM! the red-hot
him another drink and sug-
of the drinks tonight and where."
"Fine with me," he said.
might have actually had her con-
tried to chalk the
on the outcome," she correct
The bars were packed after fall
course had been "no," but a combination of alcohol
their test over a
beer at The Palms.
"So, would you care to place a wager
Celebrating the end of their rinals, Carla Bolles and Jen Nelson discuss
accepting her challenge.
mester finals as
many students chose to celebrate before going for break.
Koon and Wendy Hansen relax alter a Uiny «eek of classes. Pub Punch. Photo b> Jon Brilton.
lor their ii\mi specialt) drink.
around the juke box Theresa Perofeta, Akenese Nikolao and Daisy Semu select
a luni' at lluot
he ( )utbaik
aliinti «itli (lail\
ided entertainment b> featuring different types
drink speeiaK. I'holo h\ Jon hritton.
She Said what's going on
The game progressed pace.
"Ok, " she
at a pretty
that things started getting out
boy could do was stand
All that poor
back and watch as
called them, sunk
"'What was that about the Sports questioned.
Truly, he looked defeated. Not only
had he been publicly humiliated by a
where we go
and what we drink?"
able to hold
for the first
my hopes my companion
couple of shots. However,
of the pace of play and decided to
run the table, ala Minnesota Fats.
claim the spoils of victory
we go to Molly's where a
band was playing.
in a million
female but he would be forced to endure
guessed such a devious mind lurked
more dancing. This time
behind those bright blue eyes and
dancing and that was the best of Steve hated any and
even a hint of Southern charm
ing smile. Using information garnered
from our conversations before we even
the victory even
was well past
before long the adventure would end. Not, however, until
met for this evening she had contrived a plan that would not only force
my rythmn deficiency
Across the square to Molly "s we went. It
we had had
also endure country music.
Not being a poor
opted to agree to Lisa's terms and
Molly's marked the
After I'd finally been deposited on
out of my element.
for the first
Everyone was having a knee-slappin,
time what a truly great purpose the bars
boot-stompin good time as a scene
you look past
Sure there's the regulars
and order the same drink.
There's the idiots that
themselves and end up yacking
the floor. But, there's a lot more, especially in a
Maryville are a great place to go un-
friendly and after only one or
many know you by name
all, there may come a time when someone you hardly know ends up being a terrific friend,
tomer service. Best of
there's never anything
more, there's always the chance there will be. "Ville,
for a Friday night in the
— IJsa Renze
were quickly dashed as
them and beat him. Page?"
straight out of Bonanza unfolded before
only consulation was that
well after midnight and
remained a good
so, sadly, the I
masic for dancing or
actually wasn't so bad.
D.J. Kittipon Ting-
was a slow song and all I do was stagger around, so it
might even avoid having the last dance,
did not get to
on Over/Under nights.
provided a chance
more of the bars, but thought that would give me an excuse to request the
dents to enjoy a bar
atmosphere and a
wide range of musi-
on another occasion. Even
meet a second time, very least, had a great story to failed to
at the cal tastes.
Why Do We Go? some
Marwillc's night others there at
Jason Peterie plays a game of darts at Thf Oiilbiiik. Thf Oiilhiiik «as a popular pl.uc to pla> games, tiaturing dart hoards, pool tables, a pinhall inaehine and a Concentrating on
foosbail table. Photo by
Hoover and Heather
V oss stop to that with Scott
The Pub. Students frequented The I'ub for drink specials and the l'riendl\ atmosphere. Photo b\ ,|on Hrilton.
as aiw a\
a bit lacking, tor
the local bars.
ApopulaiuaN lodraw patrons to the local bars was through drink specials and theme nights which were ottered throughout the week. Specials at local bars ranged from discount
pitcher prices to offerings of food such
These cheaper prices lured more than
Fl\ r at
liked r.O.'s because of the quarter
slices of pizza," Scott
The Pub was a drinking establishment which was frequented by many for its atmosphere. \\ e usually went to The Pub because it was nice and quiet." Shannon Guest said. The Pub also oftered 50 cent draw s on MonWednesday and Friday. This teature added
to the popularity
was The Pub." Neal Van
went there because the people hung out w ith went there and they offered
Ersvelde said. that
of the bar.
tavorite bar "I
50 cent mugs."
The Pub had other and
daily specials such as $2
pitchers on Friday and Saturday.
ottered a bartender's choice held on Tuesday
Another popular place
Outback. They offered 32 ounce beers for S on Mondav. and Tuesday brought progressive I
value by 25 cents
each half-hour. Friday nights were all-youcould drink for $3 nights and Saturday was over/
under night with either a DJ or a band. "My favorite bar was The Outback because
could dance and meet up with friends that were not 2
Amy Wright said.
on over/under nights,"
Happy hour was
The Palms from
4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and 25 cents off was given on
Fridays, free pizza
was offered along
with happy hour. Tuesday night brought 25 cent
draws from 9 p.m. to midnight. There were many reasons students ventured
the bars besides the drink specials.
got a few friends together and went
on Friday and Saturday because the week," Nate Custer said. For some people, going specials
"I didn't really
was the end of
to the bar for drink
care about the specials," Kevin
"Beer was the same wherever you
Maryville provided an escape for older
students from the pressures of school. For stu-
who were not 2 the bars were a place dance and spend time with friends.
— Katie llarri.<»on and Jim
in shape, Softball coach Gayla F.ckhoff uses the Fitness
Many faculty members
used the exercise
campus. Photo by Tony Micell.
Heather Regan rides to fitness in the Millikan Hall weight room. Many students exercised in the facilities in their
residence halls because they were conveniently
Photo by Jennifer Dunlop.
Anne Berry snacks on in
the Deli. In addition to exer-
cising, eating healthy foods
to being physically
Photo by Tonv Miccli.
ddtined shorts, T-shirts.
tennis shoes and
hands and headed
in oi ni tlie sjreat
tiiought exercise helped nie to re-
Aerobics was another popular exercise
Millikan Hall offered aerobics free of
day thru Thursday. Tiffany
the classes on a volunteer basis and stu-
bined high and low
Buns of "I
were many different
Aside from exercising, students stayed
studentscould use forexer-
Lamkin Gym had the track
found out there was a need for an
through following a somewhat
and basketball hoops on the second floor
healthy diet. Nutritious foods could be
and the Fitness Center and the varsity
the key to finding
people could go running, play racquetball
and do about anything you could
dence halls had
Gym most resi-
to those students
sort of exercise
didn't like to
IJsa Gasiorow ski said. "I used the
w inter months.
Hall for the treadmill I
have weight rooms
in the resi-
pay for having
J f^J^ J^^_
often easier to
didn't have to walk across
middle of the night."
and eat chips, many students found
going to the trouble of exercising and
participate for $18
Aquatic Center often centered around
eating well gave them the endurance they
a month. Photo by
water aerobics, a sport people of
and students could
was just having your body feel good Exerc se three times a week to
was not a big
out leasing their halK. "I
a student did not use one of the
class Monday through Friday
weight room on the
Steins taught the
thought everyone got satisfaction."
swimming were some popular
muscles, everybody enjoyed
stretching, crunches (200 to 2.^0) and the
gives students a
ning, lifting weights, doing aerobics, hik-
anyone from 16
charge to anyone on or off campus
forms of exercise.
led by l.ori Steins
good aerobic endurance.
dents chose to exercise. Jogging and run-
strenuous on the joints,"
Michelle Kliegl said. "The |iarticipation
halls offered aerobics as a floor activity.
outdoors, nian\ that exercise
ta\orite place to
"Water aerobics was good because
anyone on a
to deal with college life.
^Ui Kicking off tlieir \veel<end, students at the Outbacli socialize on a Friday night. The
Outback was among many bars frequented by students on weekends. Photo bv .Jon Britton.
Don Alexander and Diana Guentert work
McDonald's on a Saturday afternoon. Many students stayed in town to earn some extra money, instead of going home. Photo by Carol Dvmond.
or des])air for tlioso
n the 'ViUe N(
syndrome than tor electronic campus. But
patronizing establishments such as the
Pub. T. O.'s and the Sports Page, social-
dri\e tour to six hours Just to go
two days and gathering up
books and beauty supplies was often an inconvenience. Students also enjoyed the independence they inherited
and looked forward
izing and "having a few." I'nlike students to
a hassle to go
Kelli Lovitt said. "I
that long ride
students took on jobs that re-
quired them to stay
Molly's Saturday nights
sible for them to go home. Gordon Fernando, a Malaysian
Students Organization. His house be-
with alfer the time card had been
each othei's houses lor mo\ie
Kfn ng j; li t movies «as often a n
cheap means of en-
Maryville. Photo by Tony Miceli.
liked because of
"They said. "It it
was cheap and convenient since on campus."
to big cit-
weren't bad." Scott Englert
about their homes and about
homes might have been somewhere
Yoder said. Students also w cut to the C APs-sponsored movies at the Mary Linn Performing Arts Center, which many students
breed. Their real
their ueel\cnds in
that weren't that
not that expensive
tertainment for stu-
consisted of foods
homelands and students from
soon after they were released.
«ateh on a Friday
and maybe a feu beers. The Missouri Tu in Cinema in downtown Mary\ille also featured movies
"We had an international Bible study on Friday evenings." Fernando said. "Then we'd all get together and cook
marathons complete with popcorn, po-
world on weekends.
but they got
with people from
hub of ISO
wouldn't have gone home much any-
punched. Sometimes students congre-
the president ol International
a matter of choice.
a job. for international
did not want
Many were as far as S.OOO miles away was imposfrom home and financiallv
had some extra spending money." Neal Van Ersvekle said. "But probably so
R()h\n Kooper and
go home or had
throughout the night.
spent a fair part of their weekends
students had to
'Ville tor the
bars where they could enjoy drink spe-
dents actually stayed
ing from Friday afternoon classes to the
or even the islands
of Japan, but their lives
students did not pack up and run
every weekend, but instead stayed
town they could
Students also found themselves dart-
Left In the 'Ville 53
Roberta Hall and Lamkin Gymnasium undergo
enffivations The hum of jackhammers and the purr ofelectric drills
the air at
plumbers and con-
struction workers gave
Lamkin Gymnasium and Roberta Hall a face
Warren Gose, vice was
president for finance, construction set to
begin sometime between June and
Gym and Roberta Hall
to be closed the
would come out of a building budget. Bonds would be issued, which meant the University would be borrowrepairs
The bonds would be put out
on the market for people
would be paid off
about 20 years
through an increase
student fees for
"When the dorm has been renovated and opened up again, the student fees to live in that
for the interest
increase to pay on the bonds," Slater said.
"This would not effect students living
new wiring and plumb-
was also planned to add
ably be creeping up
over campus any-
Lamkin Gym was another facility that was scheduled to receive renovations
According to Gose, Roberta would be
and a groundbreaking ceremony was held near the end of February to give the
sided in Roberta
would be housed elsewhere on campus or in
project an official kick-off.
Plans for the facility included adding
relocate off campus, others wanted to find a
place where all
to the north,
the tennis courts," Slater said.
to put air
be living off campus, but for
who wanted to stay
campus, we were trying
find a place
where we could all
be together," Kelli Mahoney,
and provide a
Expected cost for renovations of the girls would
housing chairman for Alpha Sigma Al-
for students, rather than just for varsity
those of us
about twice as long
similar to the one they had in
on campus where they could have a living arrangement Roberta.
tending the building to the north. "Essentially what they were going to
Although some of the
ing to find a
new fencing and
future Roberta residents.
other dorms, although fees would prob-
closed for about one year and
the plans for these repairs to
many people were concerned
about where funding for the project
At a cost of $3.5 million, major repairs were planned for Roberta, such as adding ing.
dent of Faculty Senate,
school closed in May," Gose said.
would come from. According to Dr. David
gymnasium was projected at $5.5
and would be paid for by each student
an addition to their student fees.
views the architec-
Although there was some controversy high costs,
students supported the
renovations. The project was ex-
improvements and Roberta Hall and Lamkin Gym were expected to look better as well as be more comfortable and
pected to be fully completed by February of 1995.
accessible to students.
Photo by Tony
I'tiiMTsitx Presidt'nt I)f;in Hiihbiird speaks at Ihc
iercmon\ Hie .
25 iiTenioii) ÂŤas tht oiricial
htuinnin;; ot the ri'tKnalion projctt. I'hoto by Jon Britton.
lil ==?^*_S S Robtrtall;illiss(.luduk'<lt()closiMa\ will
he closed for one year, causing the sororities to have to find
housing elsewhere. Photo by Tony Miceli.
Students find comfort and direction through
orshi p Stress. It
was there every
day. every hour, almost every
minute of a college student's
Lord through singing with the Laura
Street Baptist Church's choir "Highest
they were able to alleviate
Call." Macintosh thought that involve-
through God. Whether
was through a weekly Bible study, Sunday morning church
her belief in
choir was special because
a praise time during
sang certain songs that reinforced
residence hall room, religion was often
Brian Sparks thought that having a per-
sonal relationship with
cope with the stresses of college being a
"I felt like
God called me to come here,
could talk to
God and knew
he had a
purpose for me."
Shanygne Mortimore thought many students were trying to
a void in their
and Christ was her answer. Through her faith, Mortimore said she always lives
"Parties and alcohol weren't
the void in life,"
Christ could do that. With
through the arts,"
and the bad things
dents find a network of people
and friends they could
tried to offer
more programs than
before with more student input.
help students feel
"Community between people was
home. The Center
provided Sunday fellowship suppers and sponsored the Wesley Foundation Celebration
a group that performed
Wesley Center fellowships and other functions. They also offered counat
seling to assist students in need.
"Our focus was to respond to the needs of students, whetherthey were Methodist or other denommations," Ehiers said.
for "the voice of
God," was a drama and mime group that performed at various functions on campus and in the Maryville area and Kevin Gullickson hoped the group would
He made a
or Kansas City.
said their performances often
difference to audiences.
shared the gospel through the
Gullickson said. "Kolaiah helped
mime and my relation-
develop leadership, skills
ship with Christ."
Religion could be found in many forms on campus, from music and drama to counseling students who had problems to
matter the activity,
gion was important and
"Being active with religion could give
you more direction with said.
Co-director of the Wesley Center,
Marjean Ehiers, said the Center
involved with a religious or-
mood because of the songs and the attitude of worship."
weren't so bad."
Michael Maher, Newman House director, thought being
out of rehearsal in a good
found peace, even at the end of a stressful college day.
services or simply worshipping alone in a
Danielle Macintosh stayed in tune with the
and many students found
the key to happiness."
sure that the Lord
IUik> Harold piiparts a howl
ol'ihill at llic \\
and pro\idid stuPhoto hy Ton) Miceli.
Cfiittr luUI tVllo«slii|) suppers taili Siinda>
dents with a place to share their laith.
At the '•('ariipus-wide Meeliti;; of ( liristians." Klizaheth (raw lord pla\s piano. The e\enl «as designed to hrinn students of all religions together to worship. I'hoto !)> .jenniler Dunlop.
President of North Central Bible Collese, Don Artjue, speaks to students and faculty in the IniNersity Conference (enter. Ar^ue
Northwest for a week's worth of meetings during; "Reli-
gious Kmphasis Week." Photo by Chris Tucker.
Students brave the winds and faced long, cold
inter As FLUFFY SNOWFLAKES fell and the mounds of snow piled up, many students remembered winters of years past when the temperato the gioiind
had reached the
February and students had been able
wear shorts be-
fore spring break.
arrived in record
were too busy
amounts and students were
to reminisce; they
Colden Hall for
a couple of hours.
came out a bunch of snow had fallen and there was a big mound of it on the left side of my car. As pulled out over the mound and was getting ready to take off, a car came up over that hill and slid right into me. He tried to stop, but it was just too 1
Christopher Kates said.
surprised by the small
playing basketball outside in 70 degree
February there were a few accidents as
people got out and started to go home,"
over and there was a
February. This year
Keith Wot)d, director of Maryville Public
With the bad weather came problems,
Safety, said. "But the next day people
to figure out they couldn't
especially those related to malfunction-
get around in the weather or they
ing vehicles. Students often found them-
conditions and adjusted accordingly, be-
selves missing class because of cars that
cause there were very few accidents."
would not start. "The weather was especially hard on
car," Jeannie Neit/el said.
"There were many times when
nearly got frostbite on
hands twice while trying
out the season.
cloudiness and fog on top of the snow.
to class ice,
keep the wind said. "All of a
pocket and the wind
Driving conditions were also affected
by the adverse weather.
English, said. "There was so
Visibility for driving
was bad and
was walking to class on a really windy day, so had my "I
15 inches fell in a
May, professor of
some areas and lightning accompanied the snow. There was also a large amount of fog and clouds throughperiod
winter was very un-
sas City received their largest snowfall in
The cold and snow were felt throughwhen in late February Kan-
out the state
usual," Dr. Leland
Walking proved to be a dangerous activity for some.
front of President
dents and problems caused by the snow.
"This winter was really bad compared to last year,"
Hubbard's house and had been inside of
Maryville Public Safety officials were
simply struggling not to
found themselves involved
benders that were unavoidable.
Winter was a many, but the
as spring break lurked
comer, temperatures began
along with students'
and cold began
away and students
prayed that next winter would be
Miir.willi' Public Safet>
lONtT luT tar. Matidlin rctiiriud trotn Christmas
Break and dise(i\ered that her ear had slid oul ol the Koberta Hall parking lot. Photo by Don Carrick. Delta
Si^ma Phi members Mike GalTney. Bill (had Johnson and Tim Brinks enyaye in a
f;ame of warhail. Warniiny temperatures thawed out the ehill ot "inter and na\e students the ehanee to
enjoy the snoÂŤ that ÂŤas on the ground. Photo
Clearing the way for students
easier b\ (tne of Knviron-
mental Service's snowplovvs. As students returned to Northwest for the spring term, they were greeted by a blast of cold weather.
Photo by Jack
Buried under snow, this car was left in a Maryville emergency route. Winter weather stopped many students in their tracks, as snow and ice made driving hazardous. Photo by Jack
Awareness and controversy lead students to dispute
bortion I' ^ was not
meant ditterent things to different people. Whether it
^^^^^^^^B ^^^^B implied an alternative ^^^^H women who were M ^^^^H trouble, or murder ^^^^^^1 those who opposed ^^^ abortion was very
Shanygne the government should
Miller said. "I
Supreme Court ledemand in 1973
and social discontent.
especially those involved in the
the decision herself
cided to have sex in the
should have thought of the consequences
alternatives other than abortion, al-
though the options were limited,
thought there were
could get through an unplanned
equal rights movement. Other groups
pregnancy other than by having an abor-
called legalized abortion a travesty and
tion," Miller said.
people wanting to adopt babies, and
"There were always
keeping the baby was also something
D.C. Reardon, more than 16 million
important to these situations."
have had abortions since 1973.
This large number has brought about
much awareness and
the past 20 years, and
groups have made
"I did uiiderstaiKl diat
very ti'ainiiatic to women,''
either support or
and pro-choice supporters
often rallied to protest in larger cities
such as Kansas City, Des Moines and Omaha. Although these protests made national news, many students thought
e.xisted in circles of
these displays did not dissuade
from having abortions.
worsened the "Those
abortion had said.
in there for
made up their minds." "The pro-life people
conversation and church sanc-
wouldn't change a significant number of
tuaries throughout town.
minds by standing out there. The women were scared enough and seeing protest-
"Being pro-choice, lieved that
should be the
government would name of America by woman what to do,"
Michelle Rogers said.
going to back-alley butch-
thought prayer was also
The argument over abortion has not been as vivid on campus and in Marvyille as it was in some larger cities, but the
their mission to
ers only frightened
end of the spectrum, there that abortion
was not always
to deal with abortion.
A bus stop bench outside of an
clinic advertises for
the pro-life side of (he abortion issue.
worked was terrible," Miller said. "All was enhance a woman's decision
were students who believed
Christian beliefs helped
have some control, but the
legalized abortion as a step forward for
the pro-life side of the issue,"
then, before she got pregnant."
with Roe vs. Wade, triggering
galized abortion upon
have an abortion.
should have been willing to take them -continued
as these were popu-
because they reached a large number of people. Photo by Tony lar
i%l»oi*tioim iiUii ihcii
one on one
funded clinic from offering inlormation about abortion lo
side ol the abortion issue often it
Abortion was seen as a woman's issue,
Clinton said ence.
not often con-
it was not the man who was pregnant. Howe\er. men did ha\e feelings when it came to abortion. "It was true that a man could not truly relate to what a pregnant woman was going through." Mike Peterson said. "But did understand that abortion was
very traumatic to
woman should have a choice when
came to abortion, but I also thought that
women who birth control
used abortion as a form of
were just using
The politics involved
did not present
to a clinic for help."
woman did not w ant her child and w as
forced to have
she would have ended
begin funding medical
and were concerned about
would ha\e on
people had opinions
they were in that situation, but
the federal govern-
than a rally outside a medical
have had detrimental effects on our soci-
clinic or a lecture in a college
"Women w ould have
classroom. .Abortion was a
ment made abortion ety," Peterson said.
continued to have abortions even
whether they «ill keep or abort the
baby. Although some women had
made sure it stayed legal and Government should have had very
faced with an unplanned preg-
their partner's sup-
port in dealing with
Photo illustration by Jon Brltton.
search using aborted fetal tissue to help
was not that simple. The issue was much deeper
tissue research, allowing the federal gov-
unplanned pregnancies, many others were left to make the decisions by themselves.
AIDS, diabetes, Parkinson's and
and on women.
should have been pre-
sented with the same choices
their options to them.
on abortion and thought they
unlock the mysteries of diseases such as
the effects that
was just a matter of time thought would once again beabortion before that
Court overturning Roe
unplanned pregnancies may also be
to the issue of the .Supreme
often very heated, especially
to see the
because they thought
for their actions."
as a scape-
weren't taking responsibility
in a tele\ ised press
•Abortion advocates and
"Our vision should be of an America w here abortion is safe and legal but rare,"
and the way men
women w ho came in for
ahoul ihcir decision and reach out lo
overlooked was how
so the government might as
personal matter that had to be dealt with
way alxjrtion protestors
woriied was teirilile,"
dents took sides on the aborthe
new administration in the it did not seem as though
tion issue, the real decision fell
on the shoulders of the pregnant
President Clinton lifted
woman. Whether she saw abortion as the solutionorchosetocarry her child, it was up to her to make the final decision.
the "abortion gag rule," a legislation that
abortion activists had to worry about their
'mwin^ Kelly Durbin chats with
Brown Shoe Fit Company at Career Day. The event enabled students to make contacts with companies they wanted to work for. Photo by Scott Jenson. of
Pat Gregory of Champs Sports shows his company's display to Scott Wilson. Career Day allowed businesses to get publicity and
inform students of job opportunities. Photo by Scott Jenson.
64 Career Da\
Employers are on
liaml for sliuleiits
ob Hunt Graduation was jist iinuind the corner for many and
tiiiding a career
u as the next rung on the ladder oflite. With thechanging
economy tiiiding a job became more and more ot achalcnge. to
help future graduates find contacts to in their field
of study, by
holding the Spring "93 Career Day. Businesses from
over the Midwest came
with brochures and information for pro-
Jonathan Vennerstrom was to represent the
at the fair
graduate program for the
University of Nebraska's College of
Pharmacy. The school was present hopes of gaining enhanced their
were here trying
to recruit poten-
graduate students for the College of
Pharmacy." Vennerstrom said. "Wc looked for people who would be potentially interested in
Having graduate schools present Career Day proved
be useful to some
who attended. Ange Fisher w ent
order to speak w
would ha\e liked to attend. "I had a school in mind that w anted to go to and knew they were supposed to
K-Mart's area recruiter, Ksther talks Schm 1 about job opportui
for seniors, the
also proved to be
helpful to under-
looking for internships
that highlightetl their activities,
leadership positions and experience
be here," Fisher said. "1 put a
thought into coming and talking w
school. UnlortunatclN they did not
Career Day were two
branches of the military, the U.S. Marine
the U.S. Air Force.
forces were not necessarily looking for
to enlist, but rather to gain
"A good resume was ditfercni. stood New \'ork Life
out," Brent Gillmore of said. "It
could have been the paper color
had been active
jobs. Photo by Scott
really important to Jr.
of the U.S. Air to get the
well as doing well
have looked for them being very in
leadership capabilities and what they had
ith their lives
Although Career Day was not designed to represent students from every
students used the event to
contacts for the future.
Family Management major .Amanda
Wessel was able
up a possible
internship through attending CareerDay.
"Career Day may have helped find an intern-
ship for the sum-
mer and enable me to find a
field of study."
tant to us,"
Career Day beneficial
them make contacts w ith employers and let them know what to expect when they entered the
William Carter Jr. said.
working world. Even if students
did not find their dream job through
tending Career Day. the event did present
stand out from other
Maria Reno. Although Career Day was designed more
area of pharmacy."
before attending Career Day w as prepare
important thing students had to do
Northwest's Career Services tried
land a job
options, ideas and contacts for the
Career Day 65
Heather Culjat and Todd Weddle share a drink at ASAP. The two often went there just to sit and talli. Photo by Jon
oftheir dates watching television. Photo by
Tony Torrez and Dawn Milburn watch TV in a friend's room. The couple spent most Riedel.
at ill g
From roses and romance to TV in the residence halls, the dating
scene varied from couple to
Not knowing what some students were
:ouple. to expect,
urprised by their dating encoun-
Romance was an importani element
bad about not being
able to go to the park for our picnic
was raining, so he impro-
vised." Clerissa prised
set up the picnic in the
room. There was a blanket on the
picture he drew of the park, and he fixed
to look like a fire."
Being romantic was not always the
Being yourself was
Northwest was more of a
casual thing," Curtis Heldstab said.
"People were open-minded and
Traditional dating pus, especially
was not seen on cam-
for the date.
should sometimes pick up the tab. "I did not think that a guy should have
pay for the whole date,"
brary, Lori Ford
and Chris Oeason
spend time to-
come any girls.
thought that each person should
would go dow n
Joseph and go shopping, eat
"Miniature golf was the
until the next
who wanted more
than what Maryville
w anted to do any thing different on I would have to go out of town,"
Mike Loper said. "Maryville did not have much to offer for the dating scene." Dating also had
worst date had
or bad the
date turned out to
Students often spent time together
to sit in the
would go back to my date's house and we would watch television the w hole night."
thing students took
usual date for
necessary for students
easier for the guys than the
competed whoever won
against each other and
dating was some-
own way. Money
the residence halls instead of going out.
pay for their at the
easier to be yourself."
to take their dates
Joseph or Kansas City, making
also highly rated.
Anne Johnson Many students chose
greatest because v\e always
dating to some.
nanza, and play miniature golf," Corinne
to Pagliai's to eat or
be responsible for
taught to be responsible for
was not as impor-
Most students chose to stick around campus due to a lack of entertainment
said. Brandow said. "1 ^^""^^""^^^ always made sure my date would get home safe and sound," Dating was a fact of life at Northwest. Whether the date was romantic, casual,
tant as the quality.
options in Maryville.
or a disaster, students did not stop trying
Photo by Kelli
"The only things there were to do in Maryville was to go to the movies or go
couples learned that the quantity of
room and watch movies and just and have a good time," Dawn
person' s talk
Milburn time spent together
spend time with.
to the 'Ville, various
performers did their best to entertain us.
Giving us a change of pace
Mattea's spring concert was the
pop performance on campus and Color
Badd' s doo-wop sound differed from the usual rock concert.
Steven Wright's off-the-wall humor caused
of us to give the usual thought a second
thought and comedic magicians Penn
dazzled us with their daring and sometimes bizarre tricks.
Proving that our students were just as
During the fall of Adam
and Eve. the serpent,
ented, those in the theater department enter-
played by Jim Rush,
tained us with their productions of Story Theatre
A Company of Wayward
played by Kent Andel.
This was the
ment of the play
Whatever the event,
the characters per-
formed for the Duke.
68 Entertainment Division
keep us entertained.
Photo by Tony Miceli.
Sharing commitment. Discussing motivational techniques with the audience. Bill Walton shares his career story. Walton, a CBS sportscaster, traveled across the country speaking about motivational skills to student athletes.
Photo by Jon Britton.
flying. Former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese heatedly debates the issue of racism in the criminal justice system. Meese believed that there was little, if any, such racism. Photo by Jon Britton.
Quick rebuttal. ACLU president Nadine Strossen gives a response Meese shares his opinion. Stros.sen insisted that the criminal justice system was racist and discriminatory. Photo by Jon Britton. after
70 Distinguished Lecturer Series
new ideas running
minds of students who had adopted the
attitude of the "we"' geneia-
i:,neore Presentations brought forth the Dis-
tinguished Lecturer Series. These lecturers
brought innovative ideas and urged us to make
"There were two keys said.
You had to live your commitment. You had ti) have the isualization.
drive and abilitv to win every ing to take the chance
moment. Be presented
Hoping toconv nice students theiropinion was Meese and Nadine Strossen
decisions about topics affecting the world
the right one. lidvvin
took the stage to debate whether or not the
Dr. Jean Kilbourne spoke
implications ad\ ertising and mass media had on
'Alcohol was selling fantasies and advertising the
"I felt that
criminal justice system in America was racist.
they were doing
a slide presentation she
devices advertisers used to
a simple one; explicit advertising
"The purpose of
media w as
to sell us, the
ictimi/ed by po-
our country-one for whites, and one
very different one
Meese, former U.S. Attorney General under
Ronald Reagan, strongly disagreed.
Ms. Strossen presented were
simply not true," Meese said. "There was no
increased the rate of alcohol purchases.
population, to companies," she said.
Strossen said. "There were two justice
students seemed to agree with some thought she overlooked a
in our justice system." Thedebate, moderated by David McLaughlin, associate professor of government, gave each
which they were allowed
speaker 15 minutes
to introduce their
view and each gave
",She did a
good job presenting one
story, but she did not touch base
how they felt about alcohol Wilson
side of the
on the media and
adv ertising," Jody
Some facts the
students had a hard time believing the
quently contradicted themselves."
students and student athletes.
battled directly at each other, both
most out of
goes out and
dents in sports and he offered words of advice for a successful
Although Meese and Strossen eventually gave the
audience food for thought.
the exploration of
facts the Distinguished Lecturer Series helped to
what they want."
Walton's lecture was aimed primarily
to believe either
The importance of a positive mental attitude was something that CBS sports broadcaster Bill Walton hoped to impress upon the minds of
said. '"Be the type
question and answer period
immediately followed the debate.
provide learning experiences to mokl the minds of the future. .Jennifer
SPEAKERS LECTURER SERIES Distinguished Lecturer Series 71
college professor keeps his
students in line by using an attitude of "Learn or Die," in his classroom.
shot his students
Throughout the scene, the professor who refused to learn. Photo by Jon
Mary and Joseph
riage counselor about problems occuring ily life.
m their fam-
Photo by Jon Britton.
Encouraging interaction. An
actor explains the miprovisations and invites the audience to participate in (he show. The crowd was urged to provide different sentences to the cast to help the actors perform their
Photo by Cher Teague.
72 The Second City
not tilled to capacity,
to matter to the four actors and two
satired political, religious
the help of the audience.
actors took a quote
created their ov\n
tences to the actors
At another time, the
a story out of
"That w as different.
in in\()l\ ing the
Jackson thought the actors did well with the
"They were especially good with thinking and speaking when put on the spot," Jackson said. a tw
audience was tion of the
show, actors claimed the
and went into a different sec-
audience while carrying out the scene.
might not have went over too well with some
weren't too familiar with acting
Jackson's favorite scenario was
when the colw ith learning.
Joseph \isiting a counselor because of problems
lege professor threatened students
occuring within their marriage.
The Second City originated in Chicago in 19.'i9. Since the birth of The Second City, the
students did not learn, they were shot.
group had traveled throughout the country put-
on shows for a wide range of audiences, including numerous university tours. Their
have taken them from California
a life or death situation. If the
This particular scene gave Jackson ideas for
to find a squirt
and shoot the students
students and faculty at Northwest.
Lisa Gasiorowski had the opportunity to see in a different
of the room and talk through class," Jackson
Washington D.C., and past members that include Dan Aykroyd, John Candy and Joan Riv-
The Second City
and slow timing
"I liked that,"
One skit that involved Mary and
Van Camps bean
throughout the show," Jackson said.
The curtains opened with the funeral of a man who had passed away because his head became stuck in a
were some slow
improvisations the best." Laura
instructor, said he felt
The Second City was entertaining, but
the various quotes. "I liked the
"Although the actors had
throw different sen-
w ho then made
from the audience and
audience v\as in\ited
and the group performed improvisational
Glen Jackson, speech
"Saturday Night Live," eomhined unrelated
Although The Second City was a hit with Moore and Gasiorov\ski. there were some who felt
which was compared
Northwest because of
the ditt'erent college-oriented skits."
Linn Port'orniing Arts Center. Al-
actresses from Chicago.
"They were even
though the theater was did not
The Second City once
again brought laughter to the Mar>'
The Second City was once again a hit with The Saturday Night Live-based show left students looking forward
to their return.
THE SECOND CITY The Second City 73
Autumn campus. Winds blow
often brings subtle changes to cooler, leaves
crunch and crackle under the steps of
weary students, and the countdown
pleased with the opportunity toentertain indoors
on campus. "I
was happy anytime we did a show
percussionist Tre Balfour said.
Then something comes along to give a muchneeded break in the routine. With the announce-
slowed down the pace
the fall concert featuring
Badd, the need for variety tensified on
May," Kim Carton, president of CAPs.
looking for something different."
Phillips took the
Badd. this after
get a beat going. lights
stage as a
me." Phillips all
fog enveloped the
booming voice rang
Me Badd took the stage and excitement the crowd. In their very
ing tour since being an opening band for Paula
put on a
Mark Calderon lot
The Color Me Badd band agreed that opening show out-of-doors was touch, and were
smooth vocal blend. first started out,
impromptu concerts in their high school halls. "Our music came from our hearts," Calderon said. "It was experiences we had gone through."
finished the night with style,
using lights, fog and almost every effect to leave
crowd wanting more. In a matter of hours, Lamkin Gym had gone from the center of action the
and cold. But
in that time,
dreams were played out and new ones were made.
"As long Watters
"With Paula's show, we did a
Throughout the show, the crowd remained
are Northwest Missouri. Color
the best in the world."
Abrams and Kevin Thornton came
stage to prepare the audience for headliner Color
backgrounds, but Calderon, Watters, Bryan
After The Party performed, there was a brief
provide a physical opener.
Watters said. "Writers
incorporated dance and harmony to
dian Jeff Valdez was
do music from people we
"I liked to
Wanna Sex You Up," and "I Adore Mi Amore." Each member came from different cultural
opening acts helped hype the crowd. Come-
an a cappella version
entranced as the group performed their classic
The audience was smaller than expected, but the
the set. Color to do
of Billy Joel's, "The Longest Time."
began looking for Color
you can do
"There will be obstacles, just
member: Keep God on your side; keep practicing to become the best at your chosen craft; keep off drugs; don't
them bring you down; and
Lisa Renze and Jennifer
HARMONIZING HIP-HOP COLOR ME BADD 74 Color
Lead singer Bryan Abrams
finishes the lasl chord of "I
Adore Mi Amore." Color "I Wanna Sex
pla\ed other hits including,
\ini Vp." and "Slow Motion." Photo b\ Scott Jenson.
Sam Walters sings to the crowd Gym. Color Me Badd was noted for their
All for love. Vocalist at
unique a cappclla
Photo by Scott Jenson.
Testing 1,2,3. Before the concert, a inember of the sound crew does a sound check to ensure the equip-
working properly. The stage took approxi-
mately eight hours to
Photo by Brad
Patiently awaiting. Gathered around Lamkin the
for the doors to open.
only University students, but packed
many teenage Maryville
residents and parents, too.
Photo by Brad Fairfield.
A stewed the
bride. During the "Robber Bridegroom"
for his bride
behind a pot of stew. The modern-day humor that
Story Theatre was well received by
Northwest students. Photo by Jack Vaught. Stealing explains
Freshman, Irwin Thomas
he plans to convince transfer student
Collen Rynolds that he truly
a master thief.
four tales related during Story Theatre were adapted
loosely from classic Brother's stories.
Photo by Jack Vaught.
Saving herseif from marriage. Anessa Stokes
ceives consolation from Ericka Corrado during the
performance of "The Robber Bridegroom." All sound effects for the play
were performed by NaShaa view of the audience.
the stage in full
Photo by Jack Vaught.
76 Story Theatre
\cr\onc knousthai the ihirdlime
tieshman/traiistcr show, the
as a charm.
The annual show was production.
on the departincnt"s
each of which was a
tale adapted loosely
presentation, Story Theatre, in-
cluded four different
performed were: "The
Robber Bridegroom.'"""The Master Thief" and
"The Golden Goose." "They did a very good job," Marsha Gates said. "Their performance was very fairy talish." Although the fairy tale format would seem to appeal to children, these stories were directed to an older-age crowd. Northwest students fit the off-beat versions of the fairy tales were
w ith Northv\est
casm portrayed to
was focused on
The sarnew twist
in the fairy tales
the audience"s full attention
the stories, the actors threw in
bits of nK)dein-day humor. Of course there were villains with evil moustaches and maidens with helpless sighs, but with rude behaviors and
sexual references, these fairy tales were far from
The humor was in very good and nearly everyone however, adult taste, with smiles on their Linn Mary of out walked
Bobbie Troster said.
hard throughout the entire show.
to expect, but
of the performances went off
a very fun play to do.'"
wasn't really nervous.
myself have fun with
comedy was a good choice for a first play." The first theater production of the year got everyone involved in the performance. The show's cast consisted of 20 new actors and actresses and many veteran theater members participated on the staff and crew. "The show was a great experience and a lot of fun," Kevin Mueller said. "I thought it was a great idea to have the new students do the first
show of the year. It really got everyone involved. was really pleased with the performances." The performance drew a large crowd. Many I
students went just to enjoy the performance, but
age group perfectly. well accepted
theater students put
a charm."" In the case of this year's
Acting in their first University production was extremelv ner\e-racking and exciting for the
.some students had classes which required them
to attend the "1
go for a I
but for fairy tales
students were unsure of the show's
format, but were pleased they decided to attend the show.
would be much more geared towards little kids, but it was funny." Darin Noah said. "The sound effects were really cool." "I
Even though some students did not really know what to expect from the title, the show received rave reviews from everyone who was in attendance.
first-year students started their
University theater career on an excellent note, and the student production seemed to be a hit. Katie Harrison
PERFORMANCE STORY THEATRE Story Theatre 77
Strauss puts on a
cape to play sidekick Al Gore for
Clinton and his
saxophone. Strauss was formerly staff director of a Senate Governmental Affairs Subcommittee before joining Capitol Steps. Photo by
tunes. Ann Schmitt and Amy Felices Young smg to a rendition of the Beach Boys' "Da Doo Run Run." The cast of Capitol Steps borrowed popular tunes and added their own political lyrics to them for many of their scenes. Photo by Don Carrick. Political
Staying Alive. Grooving
Ash adds his own version of the words form a more "politically correct," tune. Ash sched-
Alive," Brian to
uled and organized most of the performances done by Capitol Steps. Photo by
78 Capitol Steps
cpieniber 27, 1942 that a
group of what many would
the funniest congressional workers,
offered an e\enuig of side-splitting
from the heginniny.
Justin Blatny said.
a great deal of
"1 thiuighi that their stuff
Jason Whiting said. "If you did not keep up with
each candidate was running,
pes of race
The program consisted of
group debuted u hen three
skits that targeted
congressional workers v\ere asked to organize a
everything from the presidential candidates, to
in the oft ice
of lormer .Senator
Charles Perc>. Originalls the\ were slated to do the traditional Nati\it\ play,
changed when that the)
of congress. Instead, the group
performed a "roast" of sorts, which introduced a musical political satire that turned the group into Capitol .Steps. 1
roster consisted of
awareness groups encouraging people
to get out
to teenagers' lives in today's
as they said,
"could not find three wise
one was Luitamilar with
the presidential election
ot politics in a \\a\ that
presented so humorousK.
Northwest. Observers noted the hilarity of the situations
noted thai the show
was good because
Nathan Thomas at all
"Thev did not Just poke fun
one candidate or another, they really ot
group had a broad appeal
show, they offered an unusual look activities that
Maryville residents could whole-
"When we were
Washington, we did mate-
The cast traveled from performance to performance and had visited close to .^8 of the ."SO states with nearly 300 shows e\ery year. College shi)ws had become more popular as the group's
was more appropriate for a Washington crowd. "Ash said. "Naturally we altered our
the various audiences
Even though they kept things geared toward the local level, the audience had to stay abreast
many shows in a short span of time where we were." Ash, who formerly worked for a
of governmental issues that faced the nation. "In order to enjoy
for Capitol Steps.
missed the best parts."
basis of material
was drawn trom
many Washington-ba.sed which made the show a timely and
Pavel Palsencia said. "Otherwise everything
computer service, was the planning coordinator
"After ha\ ing done
be reminded of where
sometimes," Brian Ash
over your head and you would have
Capitol Steps proved to be a unique alternative
the everyday life of
to the usual theatrical
production or musical
active alternate brand of entertainment. Students
POLITICALLY ACTIVE i
CAPITOL STEPS Capitol Steps 79
"Saturday Night Live" and "Late Night with
in a flannel shirt, jeans
forward, shoved his hands into his back pockets,
and mumbled into the microphone.
"So I uh
Johnny Carson" and performed on episodes of
and tennis shoes. He rubbed
1982 on "The Tonight
his career in
spotlight shuffled a scraggly-looking
get off the plane
Though Wright was most famous
and 1 forget
so I'm uh... pulling the plane
was not your usual Tuesday night visited North-
when he began strumming on his Baby Prostitute."
acoustic guitar singing "Little
when comedian Steven Wright
for his one-
he had no problem sending the crowd into
through the terminal. ..the wings are knocking
was twice her
me, I'm a baby
lay near me...
remember.. .Little baby
west. Scott Milinkov thought Wright clashed
hear the music? Can you hear the trumpet'.' Don't
with the traditional comedian performance that
most audiences were used
strumpet. ..Little baby prostitute lay near me."
"Other comedians told a story and they were more vocal," Milinkov said. "Wright was extremely dry with a stupid humor that was always funny. He strayed away from the normal loud
had two brothers and one
didn't offend any prostitutes in the
of them go to
vious performances on
'Look, you're not really
in this family,
doesn't have any sisters.'"
Even Wright himself could not uphold
monotone character through mance.
the entire perfor-
when he many would se-
contact lenses in
night George put
his dog's eyes
and drew cats on them...," Wright
in a veterinarian insane
was great," Johnson said. "Even was put on, it seemed so genuine, like
Wright could not suppress a
reminiscing about his childhood.
boxes," Wright said.
me and my brother two
"He gave me a box of Band-
"now you two share."" Wright's comedy had been described as
monotone, dry, demented and twisted, but audiences he was just plain funny.
now." This "dry" sense of long
Aids and gave him a box of broken glass and said
cretly love to try.
his real personality." his
occasional smirk emerged
mentioned clever events
song claiming he did not
his off-the-wall style.
"My sister had three brothers and no sisters. When she was little used to tease her and say, said.
Jami Johnson had seen some of Wright's pre-
and obnoxious comedian." "I
humor brought Wright
way from stand-up nightclubs to headlining
performances across the country. Wright began
c V c n
Wright brought a dry sense
west with his II
80 Steven Wright
Steven Wright 81
the minutes to curtain time
touches on their costumes. Behind a closed door, notes rang out as a singer
up her voice.
Ko-Ko was faced with the quandary of finding someone marry
ence a standing-ovation level of entertainment.
who had fallen in love with the fair maiden, Yum-Yum, played by Jane Munson. Unfortunately, Yum-Yum, who loved Nanki-Poo, was
city of Titipu
going to marry Ko-Ko, the Lord High Execu-
instead the son of the Mikado,
from characters involved the audience by jok-
ing about current political issues that changed
with the times.
was not dry even though
Little Maids We," "Object all Sublime" and Little List" kept "The Mikado" an
"I've Got a
"The wit of the words
was still funny today." The day of the wedding, Ko-Ko received
ordered him to execute someone or he
who had run away
Ko-Ko had faked Nanki-Poo's death
Yum-Yum. The only way to save his that Ko-Ko had to find a suitable
Some Northwest Japanese
opera somewhat deceived the audience
with more of the Chinese culture than the Japanese.
Miki Tokunaga said
none of the charac-
had Japanese names and they did not wear
makeup. was definitely different," Tomoko Hiraoka
the Japanese style of "It
lose his position as executioner.
As the last note was sung and a dragon spewed smoke, the audience
as the dramatic opera
seats in approval
to a close.
AN LYRIC 82 Lyric Opera
from the Mikado, the emperor of Japan,
man for Katisha to marry, which turned out to be
"Well, they (the songs) were wonderfully
funny pieces," Hux
prove that Nanki-Poo was really alive and
Timeless songs, such as "Three
a century later."
a poor wandering minstrel, but
his father after being
revealed the big secret to the town. Nanki-
could have been adapted.
only to return later with the Mikado
Poo was not
Stephanie DeFoor said. written in the
was timeless," "Even though it was
Failing to reveal her
"1 liked the story
Poo, showed up attempting to reveal Nanki-
in order to fulfill the
"The Mikado" was centered around a musiNanki-Poo, played by Christopher Hux,
he should not
Although Nanki-Poo had to agree to be executed after
"The Mikado," written by W.S. Gilbert and was a satire about English
himself, but stay alive and marry
Kansas City's Lyric Opera's production of the "The Mikado" the perfect edge to give the audi-
Sir Arthur Sullivan,
Nanki-Poo could not
This was the perfect person for ecute.
singing, costumes and jokes gave the
to execute. Since
Yum-Yum he decided to commit suicide.
The plot thickens. Nanki-Poo. played by Christopher Hux, sings of his
Opera to perform in "The Milcado." Photo by Jack Vaught. hired by the Lyric
wandering minstrel, Nanki-Poo about his and Yum-Yuin's upcoming marriage.
The play had
started at the
London on March
a long history,
The wandering minstrel. Amid many of the members of Titipu, Nanki-Poo sings about his love for Yum-Yum. The costumes and
Opera Theatre of
were provided by the St. Louis. Photo by
Lyric Opera 83
Key notes. A member of the band his
piano playing during the concert. Each year the
performed more than 500 en-
gagements for over one million people. Photo by Jon Britton.
Tech. Sgt. Sharon Johnson sings a
tune for the audience. Johnson joined the Air Force
right after she graduated
from high school.
Photo by Jon Britton.
Perfect harmony. Combining their sounds members
Command Band play a concert selection. The Band performed favorites that included "The Phantom of the Opera" and "Porgy and Bess." Photo of the Air
by Jon Britton.
84 U.S. Air
^^^H ^^^1 ^^^H
u crisp, tall. .Simda) aflcriioon
w hen members of the Maryville and Northwest communities gathered
hear what the Chicago Tribune called. "One of the best military bands in the world." the U.S. Air
Force Air Mobility
Spectacular"" performed for the diverse crowd.
""Concerto in a special
ensemble arrangemeni pertormed
by Tech. Sgl. Jon Yates and Staff Sgt. Barry
Yates, a Northwest akiinnus. was gi\en a
warm reception by the audience and members of
The band, whose home base was Scott Air Force Base in Illinois, was comprised of musi-
his family that
cians in various stages of their militar> careers.
Often the performers had earned bachelor or
motion picture "'Beaches."' Tech.
doctorate degrees in a multitude of fields includ-
Johnson, originally from Sidney, Iowa, joined
ing politics, business and music.
from around the country
to play in the
number of shows the band performed, (often 500 or more a season) members often reached a new level of intensity in
that their career
had not yet experi-
play ja/z, classical and what might be
Constantino said. "That requires being able to in
and substitute for missing pieces
given time on the tour."
by adding \ ocals on
medle\ from the Sharon
the group right out of high school.
"The Air Force came
watch her perform,"
Travis, Johnson's father, said.
cruited her then as a singer for one of their
Johnson's professional accolades included
warmed up with
Smith, to join the band required
scheduling an audition with the group.
Lawerence Welk Show
just a real "simple" audition."
said. "Basically, the scales, cite readings
Clarinet player Senior Master Sgt. David
the diversity of the
"The band did well music pieces for
were showcased, with everything
instructor, said. I
Providing a wide range of selection, the band
insoKing the sarious facets of the
audience they attracted. With background
was one they
personalization of the show."
discussed the historical background of each variety of musi-
the Disney Spectacular.
that offered a
like a difficult task, but
Rodgers acted as Master of Ceremonies and piece before the band began.
handled with ease.
song excerpts were given to determine the levels of experience of incoming performers."'
She had also
ences, adapting to various audiences
mass communication Smith
eled to the Philippines, Japan and Europe.
Before the performance began. Staff Sgt. Larry Smith
further demonstrated their ca-
performing with Bob Hope and Joe Feeney of
considered easy listening." Staff Sgt. Jay
were on hand
and unique interpretations of old family
band had clearly earned
tions they received.
"A Walt Disnev
COMMANDING TUNES U.S.
AIR FORCE BAND U.S. Air
Command Band 85
Me A Tenor
of errors descended upon
laughter to an audience of approximately 600.
play received international acclaiin after
Drama Desk and
Tenor" offered a look back
a stop at
around international opera
1934 where the plot revolved
American operatic debut.
and an an-
his jealous wife
noying bellhop. The action and laughter contin-
broke lose when Tito took too
relaxation pills and becatne "indisposed"
an hour before the curtain was due to go up. This apparent suicide gave ation by
to a heroic
Max. the bumbling assistant and aspirThe laughter and mistaken identities
hop, being on his ptire
national tour provided
loved the most was the immediate Rocca said. "When the entire plot was revealed it was always exciting to see and listen to how the audience reacted as they clued I
Rocca also applauded
the audience for
"We had never had an
audience that had been
so on." Rocca said. "There had been audiences
which had erupted
at different points,
one was constantly on. That was exciting because
a burst of adrenaline for us
The play wrapped up by replaying points of action as into a fast forward
the actors had been thaist
mode. Audience members
the actors applause followed by a standing ova-
oughly enjoyed the character of the opera Tito.
His accent was superb, and the looks of
surprise painted on his face were priceless."
For others, the play offered a chance
perlbnued before by another cotnpany and liked
Tenor," entertained both the young and
those that were
winning play the next.
The perfortnance of "Lend
to the play
formed acting and mishaps by the dozen, "Lend
laughter one minute and gripped with suspense
old favorite. "I
Through an eye-catching
was very suspenseful and very funny," Jason Elam said. " I thorthe play
Mo Kocca. w ho play ed the annoying bell-
only continued as the real Tito Morelli awoke.
expressed their approval for the play by giving
those in attendance.
do what they loved.
beitig able to
The comedy received high praise from tnostof
cast of eight expres.sed gratification with
New York -based 3-D
ductions, the play
three Outer Critic
Performed by the the first
as well as four
being on tour and seeing the country while also
had hailed as "uproari-
ously funny." and "delirium triumphant," was a success and lent a humorous look back to the past
while being applied to the present.
production even more." Jennifer Turk said.
duction Company visited Northwest with their production
Me A Tenor." The award
winning play focused on the
LEND ME A TENOR
ary Linn Performing Arts Center filled to
near capacity. The audience,
consisting mainly of citizens of
"I had seen Les Brown and his Band of Renown many times before and it was
always a great show."
During the intermission, the captive audience
They waited for the arrival of the internationally famous Les Brown and his Band of Renown. Brown and his band were well known for playing popular music from the Big
talked and laughed about the great performance.
that Brown's sense of humor made the show not only musically entertaining, but also somewhat of a comedy performance. "Les Brown seemed very friendly and appreciative of his audience," Pfetcher said. "The humor he put into the show added a lot." Even though Big Band styles were not what was traditionally listened to by University students, some walked away with a new respect for the Big Band music. "I enjoyed it despite the fact that it was not the
Maryville and surrounding towns, waited anticipation.
attendance went to
enjoy an evening of Big Band sounds, some students attended the performance due to re-
quirements for classes.
a cultural event to write about for
Freshman Seminar "I really didn't
know what kind
of music to
Other students claimed different reasons for
Mary Linn. show because I had been in show choir and I knew some of the music that Brown's band played," Amie Pursel taking in the pert'ormance at "I
interested in the
Band of Renown
onto the stage,
watched and talked among them-
selves about what the evening had in store for
casually onto the stage,
alternative type of
to," Pfetcher said.
music made some
students want to attend similar
formed were "Sentimental Journey," "Bad Bad Leroy Brown." and "Leap Frog." Many com-
Although most people
the kind of music
was neat because grandparents
tened to," Pursel said. "I had never really sat
down and I
listened to that kind of
show more than I expected 1 would.
would go again
Brown and his band had intended to put on a spectacular show packed with Big Band sounds and entertainment. They went above and beyond
14-member band. Their 10th performance in Maryville was about to get underway. The crowd exploded into applause. The evening
were pleased with the performance gave.
Some patrons traveled from as far as Kan-
sas City to see the show. "It
was wonderful." Fayetta Alsbury of
had the chance
and gave the crowd an evening of
a repeat pert'ormance at North-
many audience members hoped Brown and his band return to Maryville
INSTRUMENTAL EVENING LES 88 Les Brown
lures the irumpel and
Brown's hand was known tor the song "Leap Frog." Photo hy Jon tions.
Brass notes. Don Rader takes irunipel
songs tealured a specific instrument or
band nieinhcr. Photo hv Jon Britton.
the family. Stumpy Brown
Stumpy and Les Brown, formed
Photo by Jon Britton.
the spotlight. Rusty Higgins plays
lead alto sa.\aphonc.
band had performed at three presidential balls. Photo by Jon Britton.
Les Brown 89
wooden spikes, a drownman in a water tank, blood and naked men were not objects of typical
^^^^^ ^^^^B ^^^^^ Monday
Audience participation was
however, visited Missouri for the
as a spectator
a large part of
helped strap Teller into
and then Penn hung him above a bed of wooden spikes. Audience member Jolinda Spreitzer was even used as the object of a straitjacket
dared to do the unthinkable.
their levitation feat. Spreitzer laid flat
"We would both be stripping naked and bleeding," Penn said. "We were probably some of the
and through relaxation did not know what was
naked and bleed
long-haired, loud, obnoxious
happening, even when they pulled the board out
happened when Teller gave her a polaroid snapshot he had taken as she floated in air.
his short, bushy-haired, quiet partner,
Spreitzer said. "I
thought they were really cheerful guys,"
Nichole Schawang said.
fun guys and loved what they did. I thought some
people might have thought they were rude or
thought everyone enjoyed
She only realized what had
had no idea what they were doing."
brought a riveting combination of comedy and to
on a board
sick joke and
got really nervous about what they
Penn also stabbed a knife through his hand and swallowed needles. Teller went on to drown in a water tank for over 10 minutes, later Teller
breaking Harry Houdini's record of 5 minutes
Describing Penn and Teller was almost an
and 35 seconds.
while others called them rude. Penn however,
This unusual show started in 1975 when Penn and Teller began working together. Even before
described themselves as "skeptical hunks."
they met, the background
Jessee simply enjoyed their unusual per-
"Their presence was rare for performers,"
magic went back
to his early
childhood days when he read a biography on
Jessee said. "The whole presence of Penn's
Houdini and watched many magic shows on
booming voice and
Their odd contrast
to a science." in
to the oddities
Teller were best
interest in rock 'n" roll
may have seemed, Penn
appearance and style just
of their show. Penn and
he wanted to be an oceanographer and was
known for dumping
said that as a child
interested in the sciences. Teller
on the other
roaches on the host of "Late Night with David
hand always preferred dramatic experiences and
Letterman." Other unusual feats included han-
the presence of some type of threat in his
dling leeches, and standing in a cage with
MAGICALLY INCLINED PENN & TELLER
More money. Teller flashes
o n e y while Penn
They Joked thai
bers always left with $100 each. Photo
90 Penn and Teller
Penn and Teller 91
-continued the age of four he sent
Mary Linn Performing
was not sold
under half the theater was
Howdy Doody magic
were sold and
Despite the small attendance, the audience
with terrible tricks punched out of cardboard,"
seemed enthused about the performance. "I thought it was funny and original," Jessee
some type of psychological bedrock and I never grew out of it. wanted to be the Bach of magic. wanted to summarize everyTeller said. "It hit
thing that had gone before
labeled a comedic magic show, there were prob-
away from personal interests wan-
ably no two words to describe them
dered far from comedy and magic.
was not boring, but
Not everyone had an overwhelming attachto Penn and Teller, in fact they mentioned
some magicians hated them because of
show how efit
were done simply for the ben-
magazine. After teaching Latin
students, Teller found directing and acting his
of the crowd.
audiences had given us the
Penn also had a strong interest in computers and wrote a monthly column for PC Computing to
unusual twist to their show. They would often
The well-educated duo had many interests.
magic. They did magic it
Although Penn and Teller's act was often
way they put a macabre twist on in an original way so that
said. "I liked the
"The hatred of magic and the respecting of Penn
were dumb as
treated like they
8 years of our
"People were sick of being dirt.
can public was very smart."
Letterman" and "Saturday Night Live." They
The last scene of this show went back to what Penn called a "classic 50s magic routine with silks and flowers producing blood." This Vegas
were also guests on episodes of "The Today
scenario of naked, bleeding
Show," "Entertainment Tonight," and "The
Arsenio Hall Show" as the television appearance
Together, Penn and Teller appeared on sev-
Night With David
eral episodes of "Late
continued on and on. Stage shows off and on
best-seller book, a
guest appearance on aired on
music video, a
Miami Vice and
Showtime, were just a few of the many
accomplishments of Penn and
Perhaps the most talked about product of Penn
that bleeds, slit
book on how
your wrists with and various other stories and about food, was destined as a best-seller.
also said this
odd choice was
"We wanted sible,"
"Dealing with food was the
best because very
didn't eat were so busy with their political
humor. hilarious," she said.
unique kind of humor and
"They had a all
Penn said those
did not really matter what people
form of entertainment.
"There were absolutely no ailes," he
We did Penn and Teller." but
overwhelmed audience showed Penn
and Teller returned
autographs after the show,
gowns. This was definitely a night
PENN & TELLER 92 Penn and Teller
do because we did what no
their satisfaction with a standing ovation.
cause or trying to get food that they didn't buy Despite the obvious fame and success of Penn
thought of the performance. They performed for
topic they found.
Spreitzer agreed that the bloody scenes just
that this instructional
and everything was great," Schawang
and Teller was the national release of their book Play With Your Food." Penn claimed
"The whole scenario with
men could have some audiences but made the show. to
Bible bullseye. Pcnn and Teller stand h\
Children were selcted find the
by Jon Brilton.
Teller hangs abo\ e a
uoodeii spikes. He escaped from
the straitjacket before
in the Bible.
throw darts and
books of the Bible
the next scene. Photo
Penn could drop
Photo by Jon Britton.
,,, "" 1
rOLOTIONAL TOY PRCM BSiKRi^^'^ DISCOUNT CORPORATIOT
Penn explains a "wimpy card
audience. Their performance showed audiences how gullable they the
Photo by Jon Brilton.
Penn mimicks David
magic by separating a hu-
man inside a rocket. TTien they used a clear crate
and platform. Photo by Jon Brinon.
Penn and Teller 93
o matter what profession, be
working with co-workers was a ma-
jor part to accomplishing goals.
order to return home, the actors
teacher, plumber, writer or artist
The play "A
they could salvage the Duke"s
from Harlequin and phoney notes
from the audience gave the troupe a new per-
Northwest's Department of Theatre, was about a
spective on the performance they were to give.
who were having
McAdams, who (the characters)
was really good," Bryan
played Pantalone, said. "They
had a specific place called home.
People needed to realize that
wherever you were the happiest, doing what you like, that
They acted out
the cycles of
was very relative to real life," McAdams was the same everywhere you worked. You worked with people and you got to know them so well, sometimes they got on your "It
was performing in order to travel home, but their inability to work together prohibited them from accomplishing
also that touch of comedy that existed in the
The leader of the group. Harlequin, played by Shad Ramsey, found a sponsor, the Duke, who would provide the funds for their trip home, but only if the company performed the history of
In the play, the troupe
During the second
act, the actors
and Eve, the Trojan
far as the first act
just to entertain," Charles Schultz said. "Just
thinking in terms of
kinds of physical sight
the troupe comically acted fall
War and the assassination of
started to discover
more, be a
more of themselves and what
about, they started to settle in a
more profound with
Caesar. Unfortunately, each scene was cut short
of what they were performing."
when the actors started arguing. "On the surface I thought the segments were
alized for both audience and actors.
funny," Shelly Bransetter said. "But once you realized they had to
off of each other, the
they could no longer work together. At the end of the act, the actors
"A Company of Way ward Saints" was person-
how they ventured out into the audiPam Vander Gaast said. "It made the play
more personal when they did
The troupe came to the tragic conclusion that
home was but
end the characters realized
not necessarily a physical dwelling,
was with each
other, playing out
found out a
more about themselves and their co-workWhile the act was very dramatic, there was
gags and humor. In the second act when they
segments from history, such as the
lescence, marriage and death, instead of stories
the characters realized they
HOMEWARD BOUND WAYWARD SAINTS 94
A Company of Wayward Saints
Home is where the heart Is. Ivery SLcne is cut short b> arjiunii:.
Characters Imally realized they were
home. Photo h\ Tony Miceli.
Le Compagnle de SantI Ostlnati. Scapino clowns play .iioliikI as C'oloiiibinc u alchcs, Tlic tlrsl act ol the very was act second while the comedy, with was filled clramalic
Photo bv Tony Miceli.
the beginning. During the first act of "A Company of Wayward Saints," Tristanio and the troupe Introduce themselves to the audience. The introducIn
key role by informing the audience more about the characters. Photo by Tony Miceli. tion played a
The real Company
During the Trojan war scene the
Saints performed, Tristano
mimics David the Thinker while Ruffian strokes his who hair. The troupe performed the play for a Duke would provide them with the funds to go home. Photo by Tony Miceli.
A Company of Wayward Saints 95
96 Vienna Choir Boys
brought up and an
enthusiastic audience applauded as
23 ycning boys were led on stage b\ their conductor,
dents and students were entertained by the inter-
Tom Hackworth enjoyed the act was so unique. "The comic-opera was something different and unexpected," Hackworth said. "It was defithe
1498 by Emperor Ma.\imilian
entenainment for Austrian dignitaries, the choir had developed into
The boys were chosen by special audition
with the choir. During two years of required
e\tensi\el\. In those years the boys were re-
quired to pa\ a small fee for room, board and educaliiin. Alter they had begun to toui. Imu-
and and to
the ages of
the boys could enter the choir
after their voice broke,
most returned home
continue their education that had begun
boarding school and through tutors whenever the
boys were on
v\ere definitely better than
sequence, the choir
standing ovation and returned to the
stage to sing
"The Yellow Rose of Texas." Many
enjoyed hearing the boys sing
Most of the boys were between
ing by sing-
heard of them
be a big church-type choir." Danelle
thought the concert would have been
more church-oriented than
became empknees of the choir. "While touring w ith the choir, the boys did not ha\e to pay for anything." Gero Ba/ant. house
e\er. the boys
show more enjoyable
"I was a music major and my director recommended it." Johannah Spencer said. "1 liked the ." opera because it was funns
preparation they were trained to sing and proLatin, learn voice technique and practice
than they had expected.
eight and sent to a boarding school associated
nationalK -known Vienna Choir Boys.
end w hen they sang
English," Kari Drake said. "At least
They received two more standing ovations to sing "On the Road Again,"
followed by a traditional Austrian folksong.
director of public relations,
said one of the reasons the choir
"The boys toured si,\ months out of the year," Bazant said. "They were in the Lnited .States or other countries for three months and in Vienna
for three months."
The choir performed songs by Fran? Schubert.
The choir visited the United States more than 46 times. Whether they were entertaining heads
Johannes Brahms. Johann Strauss as well as
of state, university crowds, or holding audiences
completing a one-act comic-opera called "Abu Hassan."
with the Pope, the boys had captivated and
For man\'. the opera was their favorite part of
Gieseke said the performance was 50 tickets short of being sold out.
pleased crowds worldw ide.
phony. The Vienna Choir Boys sing before
VIENNA CHOIR BOYS
Vienna Choir Boys 97
laughing, bells ringing, chil-
dren singing, hands clapping and feet tapping. These were sounds that ech-
oed throughout Mary Linn Performing Arts
Although not a
traditional seasonal tune, the
Build a Band" was pert'ormed
during the show. Kane told stories about specific
Center during the Mr. Jack Daniel's Original
instruments and then the musicians presented
Band peiformance of a Hometown Christmas. The musical sounds of cornets. horns, bells, and drums opened the Christmas season in Mary\ ille.
the audience with a solo demonstration of their
Mr. Jack Daniel's Original
Band was that was
the revival of an era in music history lost for nearly a century.
"O Holy "The
Night," ""What Child
Drummer Boy" w ere just a few
Christmas selections that were played by the band.
The band presented two
selections in an ex-
musician band had been touring the United
tremely unique fashion by playing
States for 14 years, redeveloping the style that
Kings" as "The Three Kings from Dixie." The
presented music as a part of
audience showed their enjoyment by clapping
The Hometown Christmas show was
signed to bring back the memories of everyone's
and tapping along. A member of the audience had a bell she rung to join in and help the band.
"The Twelve Days of Christmas." another tune, was presented in a fash-
favorite Christmas. Adults and children could listen to the stories
ion befitting the style of the Silver Comets.
"The Hometown Christmas portrayal gave a lot of meaning to many people and their own
memories of Christmas," Marc Jackson said. Although the performance was completely instrumental,
of the audience
Tennessee Christmas." Once again the conductor told an
ceived on the
the conductor invited the audience
to sing the familiar tunes as the
Dake said. The conductor of the band.
animated tale about the musical selec-
tion explaining things that people
sing along with the tunes.
"They got the audience involved in the perforband played."
of the selection was "The Twelve Days of a
2 day s of Christmas in Tennessee.
they started playing 'The Twelve
Days of Christmas surprised because
expected the original ver-
sion," Tina Brackett said. "I quickly realized that I
Irving Kane, told
Mr. Jack Daniel's Original Silver Cornet
unique stories before the band played various
Band brought to life the sounds of Christmas. The 2-musician band from Tennessee showed
stories attempted to
expertise, love and
ence believe they could have been sitting in a theater nearly 50 years ago watching the same
program unfold before them.
reminded me of old Christmas
enjoyment of music
mas cheer. Mr. Jack
brings Christmas spirit
campus. The show foe used on old-
MR. JACK DANIEL'S BAND
98 Mr. Jack Daniel's
a story of Christmas
often told stories between songs. Photo by
Mr. Jack Daniel's Hometown Christmas 99
The word was looked at m;iny ways,
with apprehension ;ind fear as
Henning and David Copperfield were
Who could forget the legendary Hiirry alxiut the fickleness
numberof illusions. Paul Li)hmanjoinedthemon stage to help execute the
and heeding wise words of
Kevin and Cindy Spencer
be done." Lx)hman that nothing
trying to ensure
might endanger him
evei'y portion of the
show was one of handof the acts incorporated
what werecalledelementsofreality vs. illusion. These although somewhat less intense, were
"With each peifomiance. we learned new things said.
for the audience as well as themselves.
about ourseKes." Cindy
"They were serious when they told me what had to
of his trade by saying "one
never far from two behind." Following in
the masters' footsteps
of Salem witch hunts, or with excitement
as seen in recent years
went through the
had some idea of how they perfonned the bigger
"But the paper
show and decided on adjustments. That was our saving
where they tore a newspaper into lengths and reaimed
grace on those cross-country drives."
The couple perfomied simple
to its original form.
would probably never figure out
someone showed me."
Some favorites included
Other illusions were extra-sensory perception
a trick borrowed from Houdini himself, the Milk
derivitives that encorporated ideals of the audience,
Escape, which involved a small milk can
with an entire lESP
that had tiiken years to perfect.
60 gallonsof water. Kevin was submerged into
with a three-minute time span to perfomi the
at times, the trick
onstage to complete an "It
only did that one occasionally," Kevin
The problems Cindy "I
.said. "I it
always liked magic
be a part of"
made chi Idhood magicians remember
thought of ourselves
emotional drain I e.xperienced knowing
could have done
a life threat-
TTie couple called
'They traveled firom small town
on Kevin everytime he got
happened he could have been
ening position and
never figured out which was more
physical strain put
vaudeville and circus pertomiers." Cindy Spencer
watch her husb;md attempt the
thing, or the
dreams and days of classic performers long gone-by.
once we had to stop the illusion because something had
and its presentation made
"That was one illusion where great care had to be taken to ensure safety precautions
or guessing the face on a
Stephanie Heldstab was chosen to join the couple
than most show-goers would imagine.
they offered. That w;is
the audience for help in a
were enthralled with
driving force behind
we did; the people, the places and the
The Spencers" showmanship and pleasure derived from entertaining made
the pert'omiance a delight for
any age. Magic was still alive in the world and it came to life in ti-ont
for people that
All tied up.
of our very eyes.
as easy as
Lisa Renze it
and Jeremiah Jennings discover when tying simple bow. Rope
used by the
warm up the
Photo by Jon
100 Illusionists/ Hypnotist
Chains of steel. As Kevin and Cindy Spencer prepare I'orihe Milk (an l.M.ipe, Paul l.nhman sla>s close to recei\e instructions. The trick was a lavoritc tor nianv audience members. I'hoto h\ Jon Bnlton.
State of mind, lolloping instructions seems
be the key to
learning lor Travis Garton as he listens again to Ke\in Spencer sat
explain the Iamiiou Illusion. Spencer utilized
throughout the pertormance. Photo by Jon Britlon.
(he audience piled ink> the
Perloriiiint; Arts Center.
sipping a Diet CuisC patiently awaiting
his first peil'orniance of the night. This
was Wand's second appearance nt at Northuest and his
appearance overall. "T
for a couple of
students were very responsive
show and appreciative. Number two, the .
Programmers, was was easy to work with." Though Wand had done nutnerous Activities
sht)ws throughout the country, he liked
Northwest because of his awareness of
what would be waiting rival.
also cited the thorough
CAPS and him without worry of
munication process between himself that
Ticket sales were not a problem tor the
Beyond Imagination performance. The show was such a popular e\ ent, a second show time was added to accommodate many loyal fans, "I thought the show was belter this time." Renee McCabe said. "I loved the part w here he made the men into women." Because of a following that was equalled by no other performer, lime and
Wand was welcomed
Noilhwest campus with enthusiasm. Sara Meyers
Believing they are awaiting
Wand Wand made
chcerleading Iryouts, Jim
professional appearances nationw ide. Photo by
Illusionists/ Hypnotist 101
The modern world. A modern dance main point behind
the piece "Seeds."
inierpertation of growth
Not only did
of training to reach the point of proficiency, but also serious dedication and a willingness to sacrifice. Photo by Jon Britton.
A variety of dance. With
a mixture of bullet and modern dance, the Alvin Alley dancers perform the more traditional "Isba." In 1938,
Alley began the repretory, which was based in
New York City.
by Jon Britton.
The one you love. Facial and body expressions were an imperative part of "To Have and to Hold." The piece was about missing loved ones. Photo by Jon Britton.
102 Dance Theater
toned bodies iiunod
This could describe
were "Mean old I'risco," "The Sham," "To Have and to Hold" and "Isba." While the dancers lion
hands, their body.
where they should
to position their feet, their
around the stage. They knew be.
any performance ensemble,
was not a normal performance
costumes between pieces,
was excellent and very interesting," Tina Bracket! said. "They used different styles of dance not just ballet and jazz, it was a combina-
question and answer session.
comprised of the 12 most outstanding scholarship students of the
American Dance Center, ensembles
City. Since the
had become a stepping stone be-
tween the Ailey school and a professional dance company. After studying with the Ailey ensemble, dance students often went on to be
Broadway productions, become teachers and work for other dance companies. Most of ensemble
of two to three years
interesting," Sakai said. "I
were constructed, the
a taste of
come. The performance
evening kept the audience as captivated as
the earlier demonstration.
The first piece scheduled, "Guerilla Love Song Dances," was cancelled due to injuries and instead they performed "Seeds" along w ith "To Have and to Hold" and "Isba." Markeith Lemons liked the "Seeds" piece because
various cities around the country.
the demonstration be-
But. the demonstration
toured three to four months out of the year in
went center stage for a
building of the body was pretty."
age from 18 to 23. The company
The day of the pertbnnance
the dance students stayed with the
Kasumi Sakai attended "I
Ailey formed a workshop, which was
cause she enjoyed watching dancing.
tion." In 1974,
qualities of the Ailey ensemble. Afterthe perfor-
Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble. "It
of the ensemble,
told the audience about the history
represented grow it
th in a beautiful
represented growth and changing."
"They went from something ugly
lor most the pieces were well-peiformed, but
enjoyed the program because of the unique com-
were some who were looking for more. "From what had talked about with other people they could ha\e been better," Lemons said. "I didn't know exactly what to look for. but
bination of music and dance.
a demonstration/lecture for any interested students,
w hich only a few college
and children attended. Those who did attend
looked well performed."
Whether the audience came just
enjoy or for
Deborah Johnson said. "The different backgrounds coming together from different
a class, watching a combination of ballet,
no matter what
The pieces performed during
ern and yd// dancing kept e\eryone interested, their tastes were.
RHYTHMIC ALVIN AILEY Dance Theater 103
104 Pickle Circus
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the Pickle Famil>
and tumbling show
The San Francisco-based was presented b\ Northwest
Northwest was "a great audi-
ence and really made the show fun," Pickle
Family Circus member.
The crowd was
News and was
one of our
si/e of the
"Brother Sun/ Sister Moon," was performed h\
Aloysia Gavre-Wareham and Dennis
The performers swayed and tw isted to hung on to the bar. each
the live music as they
other and the crowd.
nine people on a bicycle, spinning six plates on sticks
one and tossing performers
crow d. how o\
Each performance brought cheers from the audience
audience producing grunts and other strange
The performers and audience
before the show started. Pino, a spunky tumbler
through the audience before the lights dimmed.
Wearing a purple jump suit and as her face, she whistled
a smile as
and mimed w hilecraw
ing and hurdling over and around the seats and the audience.
Her goal was
working musical instrument. With the
sounds, a quirky tune
After the finale,
as created throughout the
members of the
ing hands and exchanging
children and adults.
was not attended by any Northwest
crowds with their
did not hinder the groups performance or their
willingness to return.
The circus group was well-known on the West
people sitting toward the outside of the theater
Coast and were gaining popularity
closer together and closer to the center.
gions. Gieseke said he planned to bring the
Circus mingled through the exiting crowd, shak-
the priming ended, the lights
Pickle Fainily Circus back
in the fiuine.
and an announcement was made.
was a great show." Gieseke said. "I was ama/ed with their athletic ability. It was not just a bunch of people jumping around on "It
.Miming her directions, Pino turned the crowd
crowd, especially the ones where members of
per the performance.
high into the air and catching them
Other numbers included juggling, balancing
not as big as expected or
desired, according to
This announcement might have seemed
interaction played a large role in the
the liveja// band
strange, but for a flying trape/c act
success of the perforniance. according to one ot
be no use of flash photography," a
nied the circus said.
'Folks, for the safct\ of our pcilnrmers
watched with wide-opened eyes
athletic prow re ss and entertaining ex-
PICKLE FAMILY CIRCUS
Pickle Circus 105
roses had died, the chocolates had
been devoured and the card had been
stuffed in a box somewhere in the back of a closet, but one Valentine's Day
with a series of wire hangers. The
a hook, for college students
never hang up
Some of his home security
had an "X"
and what he called the gradu-
camouflaged baseball cap with a tassel. was like he said, he was able to do the stuff
here he could not do on
TV," Angela Roush said.