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Loyola MAROON LOYOLA UNIVERSITY / NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA / VOLUME LVI, NUMBER 6 / OCTOBER 13, 1978 Blood bank draws 19 gallon deposit By Siegfried Zelt Loyola students donated nearly 19 gallons of blood last week. Bloodmobiles have been sent to various campuses throughout the nation to alleviate a growing blood-scarcity problem. "Universities are an enormous human resource," one nurse at the bloodmobile said. However, Red Cross officials were confronted by two problems during the Loyola drive. The organization, compared to that of Tulane, was not up to standard. "At Tulane students sign up ahead of time, and there is a steady,organized flow of students," the nurse said, "whereas Loyola students popped in to donate blood whenever they felt like it." Another factor involved was the student's concern of losing one pint of blood during mid-term. A few thought their studying ability might be lowered, while others simply did not have the time to sit through the procedure. Of course, some people might have been chicken. The Men's Residence Council (MRC) launched a big publicity campaign to lure Biever residents into giving blood. The MRC promised one keg of beer to the wing most successful in giving blood. Residents were also told that everybody in Biever would receive free blood throughout his life if 25 percent of the Biever residents donated blood. These two factors contributed to a fair success. While the keg is a reality, the life-time blood promise turned out to be untrue. In fact, the Red Cross gave a guarantee of free blood for one year only. Jim Green, President of MRC told the Maroon, "The Red Cross sent us a letter that said it is for our whole life." According to the bloodmobile nurse, even without the prospects of a keg of beer and a one-year blood guarantee, students should flock to the bloodmobile. "It is an honor to give blood in other countries. Blood is like a parachute, when you need it you really need it; if you don't have it when you need it, you never need it again," said the nurse. Loyola students turned out in force to donate blood last week., The staff of the New Orleans Bloodmobile termed the Loyola blood drive, "successful." Inside A film produced by communications instructor, Steve Barker, and several of his students may be distributed nationally. Movie, Inc., the movie chain which owns the Prytania Theatre, has expressed interest in Invasion of the Leisure Suits, which is cast mostly by Loyola students and faculty. Although there is nothing definite, Barker and his students are keeping their fingers crossed. Page 12 Loyola's Physical Education Department has recently started a program to help elementary and secondary school teachers become aware of the special needs of handicapped children. Loyola Physical Education Associate Professor Catherine Sparacello is very optimistic about the program. , Page 3 Loyola opera instructor, Arthur Cosenza, who is also director of the New Orleans Opera, has been quite successful in increasing the popularity of opera among music students through his Opera Workshop. Cosenza feels a lot more people would like the opera if they only had a chance to experience it. Page 6 Times-Picayune Associate Sports Editor Will Peneguy has no gripes about coming back to his alma mater. Loyola University,.to teach a course in sports coverage. Peneguy feels sports classes should be taught at colleges and universities because of the changing role of sports in society. Page 10 And the girls shriek, 'Streak!' By Greg Enns Has the fad returned? Or was this a freak streak? Jeepers, creepers, Loyola's got streakers! Streakers? Bet you thought streaking was a thing of the past. At least at Loyola it isn't. That was evident Tuesday night when about 10 bare bodies pranced across the quad in front of a good many spectators. According to keen-eyed observers, the bare facts of the streak are these: Around midnight, a group of males undressed behind Buddig Hall. Accomplices put their clothes in gym bags and brought them to their rooms. The streakers then ran across the quad in a diagonal to the south side of Biever Hall starknaked—save for a few who wore jockey shorts over their heads to conceal their identities. The streakers were greeted by a large crowd composed mostly of girls. The fact that there was a crowd seems to indicate that the streak was publicized and premeditated.Various reactions were displayed by the crowd. Some stared blankly at their entertainers in disbelief. Others did a bit of flashing themselves—with cameras. Some applauded the streakers' performance, others screamed, while others threw buckets of cold water on them. After they made it through the crowd, the streakers headed for the steps on the south side of Biever. But when they got to the steps, the entrance door was locked. They panicked, but their fears were short-lived because one obliging Biever resident opened the door from the inside for them. The streakers scampered up the stairs making good their escape. The identities and motives of the streakers have not yet been determined. Some observers theorized that the streakers were pledges in a fraternity. Others thought they were just insane Biever residents. It's difficult to determine what penalties the streakers would be subjected to if they are identified. Streakers enjoyed a great deal of popularity on college campuses several years ago. But like any fad, it faded away. Loyola's streak was a nostalgic revitalization of that fad. A handful of streakers sprint across the dormitory quad. The streakers eluded security guards but were captured by the camera. Recognize anyone?
|Masthead||The Maroon Vol. 56 No. 6|
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