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in about to to even serve from zve faculty ng con- in our 4,500 less laboratories. One animal is put to death every three seconds in American laboratories alone - and 90 percent of the experiments contribute' nothing to the ad- vancement of knowledge! China. mam- the year of of what Are we grand- without lso ram- leghold of etc. and mental Animal welfare organizations are growing all over the country, and some are being started on college campuses. There's a very active organization on the SUNY Potsdam campus that would like to help groups get going elsewhere in SUNY. If any students or facutly are interested in becoming involved in such an effort, they can drop a note to the following address· and receive a free brochure: John F. Marshall Ammal Protection Institute Raymond Hall Potsdam College . Potsdam, NY 13676 solution able to buy beer-flavored milk. The ads for Milk with a Head on it!\ You•d have to a six-pack. · carbonated. milk in it would be next and of coffee. never seems to be willing to look at the in trouble. Nine times out of I 0~ the pro- appeal to people as much as it once as it once was. that seems to simple for thing they consider. They'd rather try to public relati<>ns. most of the changes in milk have been in it. They've bred Hold$tein cows.that pro- of milk every day~ \Dairies take it apart, sanitize it, homogenize it and put it back carton. . · I to be told that the real-reason p~Qple ~en't isn~t as good a$:Jt Q'r,i.ce.wa&. Gow.s give but the milk isri?hljalf as.good/ · · . blame the drop l~ ,ij)ilk 4rinkirtg~ io talk .. but that argqment d(.Jt5:11't hard qp ~ecau·se: · ice cream than ever:.:. . · · :·. . ·. '' : . : , · time:makh1g.~l;lremilk t~\ies.'gi;eat th~t's.as goq.4,,~s.;.,nu~: gte.at,~b~e~~lP bf. geod c~~ese iJJi'~-~e'~tJQ'itefl· ~J}Sf¢$; .1,1u,~; Camember~,.~\;t~n}~:ShltQh • • t ... ',. . ~ ... - . 1;. 't r. ij ~ ~·- . - . the way. ·· for da.iry farmers to .get their ' . . Art Buchwald---- Prices of diplomas force paren.ts to sacrifice Word from tile old alma mater is that the price of private education is going up faster than the national debt. A recent College Board survey revealed that the price o.f a diplo\:la ~t one of the !Dore e?tp~n­ sive schools is RlOW $75,000, whtch does not mclude gas, oil or ski tnps during the sch<Jol break. Can parents afford to send a kid to college for $75,000 and still find happiness? The answer is most people can't afford to send them for half of that. A11d. yet for some reason the older generation continues to do it. Thanks to their own sacrifices, parents are making the nut and their childl'en are growing up in the rich academic environment everyone has told them they are entitled to. In order to get a better picture of what exactly is going on I talk~d to those involved in the tuition struggle to see how they felt about tt. One student at Georgetown University took the news calmly. \Nobody wan~ to force our parents t() come up with 7~,000 big ones, but if that '\s tile price we young Americans have to P,aY for a good education, I Sa:Y ifs money well spent. Dad had it easy when he went to college so he never knew the cost of a diploma. Now he's learning the hard way, and he'll be better for it.\ The drama concerning h~avy tuition is being played out everywhere. I saw a father at Johns Hopkins say farewell to his son at the gate. As he bade him go~dbye, the father gave the young man his cuff links, tie clasp and g()ld watch. \This is it,\ the father told the boy. \When they are gone ~ou're on your own.\ \Where will I find you?\ the boy asked. \Your motlter and I will be in the basement of a federal housing project in Baltimore. Don't worry, the m.ove has nothing to do with your tuition. We always planned to do it that way.'' . A president at one of the Ivy League schools defended the high- priced costs amd said that $75,000 hardly pays for books and a half- baked history teacher. \It's wrong,.\ he said, \to use the figure $75,000 as the cost of a four-year edctUJ.tion, because everybody will expect one for that. We have a diffexe11t plan at our schooL We insisit that parents throw everything they have in our !}reat rotunda and allow t~e school to t~e what it needs.\ 1 l! \That would be a fair way of doing it,\ I said( \Parents think we make money on $75,000 tuition. There is no way we can get intlhe black by filling our classrooms,\ the president said. \We don't even make a profit on Shakespeare.\ \What do y-ou make money on? I asked. \Towing stadents' cars away. If it wer.en't for our police tow-~way program we would never have been able to construct a new science building.\ \ _ . The final pe:rson I spoke to was a football player attendmg a great Texas University .... ''Howdo y()u feel about a college education costing $75,000?\ I ask~d him. . ·. . HI don't thi11k that's a lot of money to pay a linebacker. After all, we .have gjven. \lp a great d. eat'.to play fo9tbal! for our school.\. nl beli~ve you misrea<;l me~ The student ts expected to pay the school, not the other way around/'· · · · - \WhY would a .college fogtball player want to pay the school anything?;' he asked. . ·. · ''Perhaps. to get a better e4:uc~tion~\ . . . \'I'd rather see the $15~()()() go::in>to n,ew shoulder p~ds, where 1t ,· ·1Jf.¥lon · /' , · ·· · · ·· ' · . ' - · · · · , , .: · .g$ . (c) ~987, Lcs Angeles times Syndicate ' '-·. .. . ' ·•-•'• ... · ....... - .. - . - -.. .. . ·-· MEQlA SERY.~GE§( ll'lC. ··.: • . • ,. I ' t>, ::;:;\!'.'f';J~. t '> rt\i!'' . l •.. - '. 'l /:~· .· . ' !·~ ..... • • ;· ' . •. ''. .. ~ ' ' . ~ ,\. 1 1 ~ • .. ;· ·. ' The Press/Friday, September 11, l9S7/SEVENTE~N THE PRESS PINIONS Gridiron closest sport to rea/world By TOM FRISK Opinions Editor Most sports coaches tell their athletes that their particular endeavor is the closest to (and teaches more about) life than any other sport. But, for the most part, these coaches are badly misinforming their player-s. The only coach that is not is the football coach. This is not to say that other ath.!etic pursuits are a waste of • time, it is just a fact that football is the closest sport to life. Think about it: The first quarter is typically the feeling-out period of the game, as is the beginning of life, up to about the start of school. During this period, one wants to find out what's go- ing to happen. In this period are laid the foundations for both the game and future interests. . The second quarter is when the game gains intensity. The feeling-out period is over (temporarily) and this is where you can either rack the points up or fall prey to a blitz. This period only lasts until the end of elementary school, but scoring here often sets the tempo for the rest of the game and season: if you can't read what the opposition runs at you, the third and fourth quarters can be real tough. During the third period, a transition is made. If what you did in the first half didn't work, then it's time to change your game plan; if it worked well, then it is probably wise to stick with it until it doesn't. The third period is also tradi- tionally the time to experiment with different things you've done in practice. If what you experiment with works, you might think about inducting it in your permanent game plan. But when the fourth quarter starts (the beginning of high school), it's necessary to put the tried and proven to the test, whether you think you're winning or not. The point here is to try to raise your score with out being penalized (failing a test or cheating). Throughout this period, your competition will throw things you're not accustomed to into the game (if they feel you're doing too well) like a flee-flicker. If your defense is sloppy, your competition will push you closer to your own end zone. If at this point your defense is ready for a little quirk like this, however, you _s;an plow through the front line and take care of the quarterback; you quickly learn he isn't as awesome as you had thought earlier in the game. But then the two minute warning is called and drastic measures must be taken. You are behind slightly, and you've got to tie the score or the rest of the season will be an uphill battle. You tie the score, and now its sudden death overtime, (the start of college). This is the most critical part of the game- you must score (receive that precious diploma) or you will miss the playoffs. · Through the season if your game plan is sound, chances are you will make the playoffs (enter a competitive job market). Now you are either proven a contender or a pretender; do well and you may receive a promotion (move to the next round of the playoffs)~ · If you're weeded out, you have to try something else next time. If, however, you make it to the sup·erbowl (vying for that \dream position\ you've had your heart set on for your entire life), and you're up against the best, then the bet- ter talent and the one with the superior game plan will emerge victorious. Ah, but then you have to defend the title you've earned. But that is another story. With our first issue, the Press is initiating a new opinions column for students and faculty to be printed in this space every week. This space is reserved for the reader, anq ex- cept for this one time, will never be filled with the opinions or work by anyone on the Press. Any student or faculty is free to submit pieces for this space every week which we hope will supplement our regular letters to the editor. We hope the column, or guest columnist, will use the space as a forum for debate on cur- rent issues, humor and opinion. We will select pieces on the basis of eloquence, timeliness and subject matter. . But, like the letters to the editor, there are rules that must be followed to ensure printing. We will not accept pieces from the same person within a four issue .period. Also, we will not accept pieces on !he s~e subject _for more than two issues, s.o as to maintam a vanety of subject matter. Submissions should be brought to the Press office, room f1 1 Corey Union, no later than 4 p.m. the Monday before the Friday issue. Each week the. editorial board of the Press will decide which submission will be printed. All ether$ wi'll be filed and kept fat the fQllowin~we~k fpr,recons~(l~r~~ion, u~e~s the author deems otherwAse. All pteces Willliave to ftt m the space, and arty· that are longer will ~e ¢~nd~nsed. Letters to the editor will be kept ·separate. ftomtthis spa~e and the· same rules will apply as always .. Pteces not used m this space can. be resubmitted as )etters to the. editor no . earlier than the f9ll9vvihg week they were subm1tte~ her~~ \\,• • ,, '0 - •· ; 0 t '•- . .-~ . .'' • , • I .t' ~ •,. ' ' • I • ,• • 1,. \• • , ·--

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