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February 19, J9SI
Hold Graffiti Artists
Twenty years ago some students got together and plotted a
protest about the Vietnam War. They wanted everybody on campus to
be thinking about the war — to challenge the conventional wisdom of
the “authorities” that justified so much killing. Their means were
effective: they chose to vandalize a prominent brick wall, the one on
the causewalk that faced the cafeteria, to make their statement. As a pro
vocative political statement, the graffiti wall was bom.
We have certainlychangedthe wall over the years! It’s changed
from a venue of serious expression to a bulletin board of inane
“personals.” Who cares who “so-and-so” has the hots for?” From
occupying just that small part of the wall, it had spread over ten times the
wallspace. Now, it covers even more.
M & Shave enlightened us with “Let It Be.” Could it be that they
thought as those original activists once did, that their statement is so im
portant that it justifies vandalizing new territory? Who thinks so?
We feel that we students must draw the line on the graffiti.
It was a good move by those students 20 years ago to inaugurate “the
wall.” It is an addition to our campus. We now have a great means of
speech, a virtual free license to commandeer the best medium on
campus and we don’t consider it vandalism.
But the causewalk is a different story. That is vandalism.
Just as those protesters years ago paid the consequences of their
actions, “M & S” should pay their consequences. Maybe students of
the future won’t view graffiti on the causewalk as vandalism. For now,
however, we do view it as vandalism and feel it should be treated as such.
Let’s not sit by and let a handful of students decide for the rest
of us that the causewalk is fair game. Through our own judicial system,
let’s make M & S face the consequences of their actions. An appropriate
sentence would be painting over the offending message and a small
fine as a contribution toward eventual repaving of the causewalk. Not
only would that look better than smears of black paint, it would make for
a smoother ride.
Give Female All-American
While watching a recent basket
ball game my atleniion became focused on
a banner hung in the gym which denotes the
retired jersey of Will Peterson, our only
All American male basketball player.
Then when I glanced throughout the gym to
find the banner displaying the Pittman
name, our only female All American bas
ketball player, I was shocked to realize that
there was no such symbol honoring the
retired jersey of Eva PitUnan.
Maybe this is just a large over
sight on the part of the P.E. Department or
maybe this error is not an error but a blatant
show of sexism, I am not to judge. I am one
to bring this matter to the community’s
attention and suggest that Ms. PitUnan be
honored as that of her equal, Mr. Peterson.
I would also like to bring the at
tention of the community to a more recent
entry into our All Ameridan lineup, Ms.
Lori Stroud who was selected for All
American second team this past fall in
Volleyball. Perhaps she, too, should be
honored in a similar fashion.
WSAP Gets Cold Reception
The students who volunteer for
WSAP are having a hard time of it
Although WSAP is not on the air, we are
doing work, having meetings and continu
ing operations so that when we do get a
new sound board it will be relatively easy
to broadcast again.
Returning to the air will be easier
than having warmth. Heat has been a
worse problem, by far. For at least two
winters there has been no heat in the
cottage that houses the radio station. The
extreme cold is not good for the aging
equipment or the records. Recently it has
been colder inside the station than outside,
even at night Space heaters are not suffi
cient for the whole cottage. Now that there
is no running water, it is virtually impos
sible to work at the station for any length of
Getting our heat fixed is a pains
taking process because we have to per
suade the Physical Plant people to talk to a
person in town, who is in charge of the heat
in the station. The keys to the cottage are
in the Physical Plant Possibly the guy in
town has been out to fix it, but the students
can tell no difference. Having no heai
makes it hard to catalogue the records. If
we return to the air soon, disc jockeys will
be unwilling to come because of the cold
This has happened previously.
The heat problem causes a chain
of other problems for the radio station. li
hinders the dreams that both students and
faculty have for the radio station and the
communications program. WSAP c-jinnni
get off the ground when people penna-
nently borrow records or break into the
radio station and destroy the bathroom
facilities. We are working hard to estab
lish the radio station as a creditable panof
the St Andrew’s community. Your support
would be welcome.
As a final note I would like to say
“thank you” to Mike Rodgers, David
O’Bryan, Cynthia Moore, GregSevems,
Chad Esposito and Laura Rose for al
their hard work and their indifference to
frostbite. I would also like to thank John
Thomas for the great programming job he
is doing. Everyone has been great!
clK iUinni HrmA
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