-.ex i:rida). April as. 19116/The Pres~ THE PRESS E 'D'· •.' :I'T· ····'o· c;.,, .1. fl· ., •·L I ; : ·: ~. ', i . ; ·'. .· ;. . ,! '·' ' : j : '/ ~ 1 '. ._/ ; '\ ·._ ;, ~- ' - ~- - ;_ . . . Vote 'yes' forNYPIRG A hastily-formed movement has recently swept across the SUCC campus. The avowed goal of this group is the suppression of opposing points of view. No, the American Nazi Party or the Klu Klux Klan have not npened up branch offices in Corey Union. The group's name is the Cortland College Stop-PIRG, and its fervent hope is the -elimination of a vital voice for this college - N\'PIRG. Armed with questionable funding and half truths, this group pretends to be concerned with making sure that the students do not pay for something they do not agree with. In reality, however, it is only a very tiny minority, namely the Cortland College Stop-PIRG itself, who oppose the actions of N\'PIRG. One of the most glaring half truths the Cortland Col- lege Stop-PIRG is currently disseminating across this campus is that all the money given to NYPIRG leaves this campus and goes to a central core. Under this same reasoning, students shouldn't pay tuition since all the money first goes to SUN\' Central to be reapportion- ed. Upon closer in\'estigation, however, this college is actually getting-more out of N \'PIRG than it is putting into it. Since other campuses ha\e taken up the slack for N\'PIRG's Cortland chapter, it is now time that the students start contributing their fair share. This is why NYPIRG is asking for an increase; not because they want to suck more money from this college, but rather 1 because they want SUCC to contribute enough to make this chapter run. It is now time for the formation of another new 1 organization - the Cortland College Stop-Stop- 1 PIRG. This group is easy to join- just vote uyes\ for NYPIRG on Wednesday or Thursday. Vote Cullen There are many qualities which a Student Associa- tion president must possess in order to be an effective leader: a working knowledge of student government; effective communications skills and a good rapport with fellow students; the ability to moti\'ate often 1 apathetic fellow students; and the willingness to com- mitt long and often unrewarded hours at the job, to mention but a few. Both candidates for Cortland College Student Association president this year, Jim Cullen and Kevin Berry, han strong credentials in many of these categories. However, one qualification places Cullen slightly ahead of his worthy opponent. The CCSA president must ha\'e a solid grasp of statewide issues in the SUNY system. The capacity to observe other SUNY schools, and either learn from their mistakes or profit from their successes. is crucial. Cullen. with his experience as SUCC's delegate to Student Association of State Uni\'ersity (SASU). has the up- per hand in this category. The Press endorses .Jim Cullen for the position of CCSA president. THE PRESS Non Illegitimus Carborundum Bob Dial Chuck Koenig CO-EDITOR CO-EDITOR News Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barbara Leombruno Associate News Editor ................. Bing Miller Assistant News Editor .............. Thad McTigue Opinions Editor ................... Kathy Scanlon Assistant Opinions Editor ............ Wendy Owen Sports Editor ...................... John Denecke Assistant Sports Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Frank Polera Insider Editor ................... Theresa Howard As$istant InSider Editor ............. John Edwards Photography Editor ................... Jill Steeley J)ifKroom :A:ssist•nts ................. Tom Taylor . , · · · Lisa Sherman .AtSOtiat~ ?r~s 'Editor ................ Bing Miller · ~ .. ialnt~~~s il!:ditor ................ Mary Peterson . ;Ji,tillricd$·••••aer 1 •••••••••••••••• Pattie Rodmfin .. 'PI~~ill.t]oli r,t•~*ger ................. Tom Laris6n l~d~~ril·lW•••et ....... , ........ S(lott 'Winchpll' ~ ,/·, .. ':.:>>·: .. ,\_;.~~- ... :.·:,· ... :·~~~,> ... ~ ~· ~ ... , ~~. ·, . ' ·.. . ' , .• P . . t tcn1c argumen· lacked back.ground To the Editor: The letter titled \Ill Pro- motion blamed for no senior picnic\ was written with very little background informa- l ion, and we feel that the senior class as well as the en- tire student body should be correctly informed of the cir- cumstances that lead to the cancellation of this year's Senior I Alumni Picnic. Mr. Connolly. if you read the front page article in the March 28 issue of The Press, a number of reasons were cited for the committee's decision to abandon the plans. The major reason was not lack of promotion or time constraints or senior apathy, but rather the com- mittee's inability to absorb a potential loss. Whereas SAB, the traditional Spring Picnic sponsor, could sustain a loss via its budget. Due to a non-existent budget, the only means of promotion were the free advertisements in The Press and on WSUC; both were us- ed to the full extent. In your letter, you mentioned that there was not even a \substantiated rumor\ about the picnic. To us, advertisements in The Press are more than rumor. Do you only read The Press when your opinions are published? The Press printed two articles, a feature and many advertisements, in- cluding a full page ad. Very rare! Although our committee did get off to a late start, with the assistance of the same Kevin Pristash of last year and Michael Whitlock, director of Corey Union, we managed to arrange all the necessary contacts to suc- cessfully plan this picnic. But, because of the increased drinking age, our ability to spread overall costs among participating students was decreased by 75 percent, resulting in an estimated $21 ticket price excluding the traditional concert/block party. Mr. Connolly, would you have paid that price? We agree that it does not take much to motivate Cortland students to party. However, ...SOT~~ WI~ AND l CANC£LL£D OUR TRlP TO ~UROPE AND CUOSE D\SN;VLANP lNST~D ... we found that a $21 ticket price stifles motivation. The committee neither felt justified in asking our fellow seniors for that price nor felt confident that the seniors would pay that price. Mr. Connolly, you asked why weren't these plans organized earlier? We res- pond with a question. The Spring Picnic is traditionally an SAB sponsored event, so why were the plans not coor- dinated !Jy you in the fall (as you had mentioned) since you were at the time presiden t of the SAB? Also, if SAB had no intentions of staging the event, why then weren't students informed before early in the spring semester, when CCSA President Lisa Codispoti and this semester's SAB president, Eric Rahe, took it upon . themselves as seniors to bring it to the general attention of the senior class? Jt is SAB's leadership that seems to be of question. Mr. Connolly, where were you? SENIOR CLASS COMMITTEE Berry's plans make him the choice for president To the Editor: The Cortland College Student Association is extremely important to the students of Cort- land State. This organization, our student government, is the primary protector of students' rights on this campus. It is also the voice of the students to the faculty and ad- ministration. For these reasons, it is extremely important that the person elected president of CCSA be an experienced and capable leader. We need a president in whom we can put our trust. There is one candidate who outshines the others in the realm of experience and capability. :rhat candidate is Kevin Berry. Kevin Berry has had a great amount of leadership experience while at Cortland. What is most important, however, is the fact that Kevin's experience is exceedingly valuable to a CCSA ·president. The large amount of in- volvement he has had in the student govern- ment, as well as in other . campus organiza- tions. has .given him vast. knowledge into this college, and where and how to improve our life here. r: ' \For example, K-evin has served as the SAB ., 4ill)ai~P~ll~9n fQr sli~QeJ.lJ a~~ ;CO,Il)$1.mity ser- n·,~iC~S~' :TbtQ\gh this po$dJiP.n;, iKeyin g,.il)ed ·the knewt~dge to contirtuer.·.~Ke tr~nd .ot im- provement mour student activities, such as movies and special events. Kevin's work in fighting financial aid cuts has given him valuable experience that he will use to con- tinue that fight as president. Also, Kevin has pledged to improve the health care on this campus. His experience on the Cortland State emergency squad has given him the ability to do this. The most impressive thing, I believe, is the fact that Kevin plans to move the student government forward. While continuing the programs which are already under way, Kevin is determined to institute new programs for the imporvement of our lives at Cortland. One of these programs is the creation of a student run book co-operative so that we can sell our books easily, as well as buy used books at de- cent .prices. When you vote on April 23 and 24, keep in mine that you are voting on the welfare of the students of Cortland State. With this in mind, there is only one teal choice for CCSA presi- dent. That choice is Kevin Berry. JOE RUYACK CCSA senator and CCSA financial board · member \ '