1996-04-17; Central Michigan Life
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*+""•• *K Central I ICC Michigan LITE WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 1996 VOLUME 78. NUMBER 81 MOUNT PLEASANT, MICHIGAN 48859 ©1996 CM LIFE (517)774-3493 16 PAGES New policy puts a lock on tailgating By E Staff Writer A new policy at CMU aims to make tailgating safer by tightening time restrictions and not authorizing stand-alone tents for most organizations. Jay Lanctot, associate athletic director, said the new tailgating policy does not allow stand-alone tents, which are tents not authorized by the Athletic department, to be set up around the pond by Kelly/Shorts Stadium. The department will only authorize tents for university departments and offices and corporations, he said. "What it does, mainly, is restrict tent situations. It does not eliminate tailgating, by any means, at CMU football games," Lanctot said. Other restrictions on tailgating include: •No kegs, party balls, pooling or mass purchases of alcohol. •No glass containers. •Tailgating hours are from 10 a.m. to the beginning of the game. It is not allowed during the game. •No underage drinking. •No alcohol outside the tailgate area. •No generators. Battery operated radios and CD/tape players Hearing set for student involved in Merrill Hall incident By Christopher Richardson LIFE Graphics Editor Matt J. Avery, the student arrested March 30 after his roommate jumped from a second-story -window in Merrill Hall, is scheduled to appear at a preliminary hearing 8:30 a.m. Thursday in Isabella County's 76th District Court. Avery's attorney, Daniel O'Neil, of Mount Pleasant, filed a motion April 2 waiving Avery's right to an arraignment and demanding a trial by jury. No date for the trial has been set. Avery faces one felony count of malicious destruction of police property, punishable by up to four years in prison and/or up to $2000 in fines; one misdemeanor count of resisting and obstructing a police officer, punishable by a maximum of two years in prison or up to $1,000 in fines; and two counts of possessing a controlled substance (marijuana and LSD ), each of which are punishable by up to one year in prison and/or up to $2,000 in fines. Avery, Clarkston freshman, was arrested when he became combative toward police who responded when Randy Rudlaff, Clarkston freshman, jumped See HEARING Page 2 Earth Day organizers hope to provide an educational experience By Jody Seefurth LIFE Staff Wrtter Organizers of this year's Earth Day celebration at CMU hope to provide an educational experience for those who attend. "We like Earth Day a lot," said Eris Aiello, Student Environmental Alliance co-secretary and Sterling Heights sophomore. "We think it helps get students not only aware of our group, but other issues as well. We would like (SEA) to be more education-based than what we are." The celebration, which will take place Thursday in front of Park Library, will consist of information booths from various campus organizations such as Women Initiating Social Equality, GLASS and Golden Key National Honor Society as well as area businesses including Good Vibes, 208 S. Main St., said Christie Zunker, SEA co- president and Wisconsin graduate student. This is the sixth year in a row CMU will cele- b r a t e Earth Day. Several area bands such as Red Fish Blue Fish, The Nothingheads and Radio Girl will help celebrate the day. See CELEBRATION Page 14 LIFESTYLES The show must go on CMU theater relies on key people to run the show backstage. PAGE 12 SPORTS Baseball team power to win over Northwood Central returned to its old form as three baseballs found their way over the fence of Theunissen Stadium via the bats of Chippewas. PAGE 8 are permitted. •Tailgaters must clean up their trash. Dumpsters are provided. •Any violation of tailgating regulations may result in the immediate termination of tailgating privileges and criminal prosecution or disciplinary action through the Office of Student Life. The times tailgating is allowed also have been tightened In prior years, tailgating was allowed from 9 a.m. to game time, at half-time and for an hour after the game. Now tailgating is allowed only before the game, Lanctot said. Lanctot said there were several reasons behind the adoption of the new tailgating policy, the foremost being the university's liability for the safety of tailgate partiers. He said there has been a concern for some time about the safety when tent parties merge and groups of 1,500 - 2,000 people pool alcohol and act irresponsibly. He also said getting cooperation from some groups of partiers was difficult. Another concern was for the grounds around the pond. During the past few years, the grounds have taken "tremendous beatings" from vehicles and litter, and he said the policy should limit that damage. He said he wanted to stress that tailgating parties are still allowed, but only tents are prohibited. "The main thrust of the policy is to provide a safer, more responsible tailgating environment," Lanctot said. Letters are being drafted to all of the Registered Student Organizations outlining the policy, and they should be mailed out this week, Lanctot said. The policy covers all home CMU football games. LIFE Photos/Christina Bowles Tom Hahnenberg, the Cultural and Natural History Curator of Education, explains to Lee Arbogasts, Mount Pleasant freshman, how to scrape off the hair of a deer skin before tanning, (below left) Dennis Pilaske, Port Hope graduate student, cuts holes in a presoaked deer skin before stretching it out to continue the brain staining process, (below right) Hahnenberg applies tension to e skin to help Scott Leslie, Petoskey senior, try his hand at scraping the hair from a dried deer skin. Tanning Hides Officials still unsure about arbitrator's decision By Jennifer Ackerman LIFE Features Editor One week after an arbitrator decided that the CMU's decision to subcontract food services labor to ARAMARK was "unreasonable," university officials still aren't sure what the ruling means. When asked how last Wednesday's grievance awarded to the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 1568 will affect CMU's contract with ARAMARK and if the decision is legally binding, Rae Goldsmith, associate vice president of Public Relations and Marketing, said she couldn't discuss details of the university's future plans. "We have to look at those questions and I don't think I will have answers for several days," Goldsmith said. "I realize that employees are anxious about it. There is a lot of anxiety surrounding this whole issue and we don't mean to cause more anxiety," Goldsmith said. "But we do want to be careful and take some time and not mislead people. "We're not going to over react and we're not going to make a rash decision. That means we're going to take some time," she said. Goldsmith said the university isn't ready to announce what course of action it will take, but specified it will not ignore the arbitrator's decision. "We know there are options that we have to look at. The decision just means we have to go back and look at our options." Goldsmith would not specify what options the university may be considering. The arbitrator, Mark Glaser, declined to comment on the issue. Kim Ellertson, vice president for Business and Finance, was out of town and not available for comment. Linda Philo, president of AFSCME Local 1568 and utility worker in Carey Dining Commons, said she doesn't know what the university will do in response to the arbitrator's ruling. See UNSURE Page 14 Study says females strive to please others By Emily Gerkin LIFE Staff Writer A recent study found the desire to please others is the motivating factor behind the self-esteem of girls ages 13 to 21. Close to three-quarters of the girls now in school said their academic progress is what they worry about most, according to the survey. But an analysis of the survey found that while the girls do good in school, they often only do so to please others. Becky Black, assistant professor in CMU's counseling center, agreed with the results. "It seems to be pretty accurate," Black said. "It's basically a problem with self-esteem. "Girls and boys are raised differently. Girls have been molded by society to need the approval of others. Research has shown that girls are more relationship oriented. Pleasing others is very important to them," she said. The survey of 500 girls and 500 boys was commissioned by EDK Associates in New York and Seventeen magazine. react to their environmental sit- Motivation to please others uations is directly related to In a survey of 500 girls and 500 boys aged 13-21: boys girls 53% 73% said pressure from boyfriends causes girls to have sex 81% of those girls said they regretted it later source: the Associated Press showed up again in the survey analysis when it came to having sex. Seventy-three percent of the girls and around half of the boys cited the sexual pressure girls receive from their boyfriends as the reason why they have sex. Of the 67 percent who reported having sex, more than two- thirds said they later regretted it. Black said how pc»ople feel about themselves and how they their self-esteem. "It's possible for people to think highly of themselves, but in several specific areas of their life not like themselves very much," Black said. ~But it's important to remember that you can change your self-esteem. It can be strengthened and enhanced over time," she said. EDK's survey also stated a higher percentage of girls than boys had self-esteem problems and felt unable to stand up for themselves and voice their own opinions. Black attributes this to the different ways in which girls and boys are raised. Black said boys are taught to be strong, dominant and in charge. "It is important to deal with self-esteem issues early in life in terms of valuing the things boys and girls do different in society," she said. "Initially self-esteem is developed in a child by the age of five or six and is continually shaped throughout school by their peers and their environment,9* Black said. "People label kids and they take it to heart," she said. Black said sometimes parents don't know how to help build a child's self-esteem and the peers end up having more of an influence. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
|Title||1996-04-17; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Wednesday, April 17, 1996 issue of the student newspaper of Central Michigan University. Also known as CM-Life. Originally published biweekly. Later published three times a week during the academic year and once a week during the summer. Began publication in 1941. Previously known as Central State Life. Issues from 1999 to the present are available online at the CMLife website.|
|Subject/Keywords||Central Michigan University - Newspapers; Mount Pleasant (Mich.) - Newspapers; Isabella County (Mich.) - Newspapers; College student newspapers and periodicals;|
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