VOLUME CXXX SEPTEMBER 18, 2006 ISSUE 2
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As a Gentleman of HobartCollege I must express my ex-treme displeasure with theconduct of certain members ofour community. Several situ-ations have arisen in the firstfew weeks of school thatshould shame us as States-men. Most of you are prob-ably unaware of this behav-ior, and it may just be that theconduct is nothing new, butrecently apparent. However,I intend to make every stu-dent at HWS aware that suchuncivil behavior reflectspoorly on all of us as men.
Many of these problemsstem from intolerance of oth-ers, and to you individuals Iwould respondwe as a stu-
dent body should be intolerantof you. I will agree that we allhave the right to disagree withone another; however, we do nothave the right to make othersfeel shame for personal choicesor circumstances out of theircontrol. I would urge the gentle-men of this college to protectour stately heritage from theserepugnant comments.
Lets leave guy talk for thecompany of guys. Just as weshould be able to make the dis-tinction between private andpublic conversation, so shouldwe also be able to discern ap-propriate conversation in thepresence of women. I no longerwant to hear a statesman tell aWilliam Smith student, or any
Uncouth StatesmenBrandon Carmack, Vice President of HSG 07Contributor
woman in general, that she istoo ugly to attend yourorganizations functions. I nolonger want to hear a so calledstatesman tell another states-man to not allow someone intoa party because he had (par-don the direct quotation) al-ready had her and she was abad fuck. And I will not tol-erate the appalling physicaldisrespect of women by any in-dividual, especially the stu-dents of this college.
Gentlemen of this college, Idemand that you act in a civilmanner and treat each other, aswell as the students of ourcounterpart, with respect be-coming of a true Hobart States-man.
FFFFFacultyacultyacultyacultyaculty ArtsArtsArtsArtsArts ShowShowShowShowShowOn Friday, September 8, a
public reception was held forthe Faculty Art show that isscheduled to take place in theHoughton House Gallerythrough September 25. Theshow features ten Art Depart-ment faculty members. Theprofessors in the departmentwho will be exhibiting work in-clude A.E. Ted Aub, LaraBlanchard, Mike Bogin, ElenaCiletti, Rick Hauser, MarkJones, Colette Quagllia,Nicholas H. Ruth, KathrynVaughn and Phillia Yi.
The Friday reception be-gan slowly, with pockets ofindividuals making their wayto the Houghton Housegradually as the evening pro-gressed. The event was anintimate gathering character-ized by curious students aswell as members of the HWSfaculty. Lisa Kaenzig, first-
year Dean of William Smith, wasseen talking to colleagues whileviewing Professor Mike Boginsseries entitled Galapagos, whileProfessor James Crenner fromthe English Department enteredHoughton House after a briefsurvey of the new surroundingsthat have emerged around thebuilding.
Ted Aubs three bronzesculptures entitled Ajuma,Ajashi and Mues euM were theonly sculptures on display. Eachsculpture was done in 2004while Professor Aub was inSouth Korea on sabbatical,which helps explain each of thetitles. Ajuma and Ajashi areKorean words that equate to theEnglish Miss and MisterTheres a sense of gender aswell as an east/west inspirationto the names, said ProfessorAub. Mues euM is a referenceto the idea of a yin and yang,and also is a title of worldplaysince the words reads the same
backwards.Directly on the wall behind
Aubs three sculptures, hangsa ten piece sampling of a seriesmade up of thirty by ProfessorColette Quaglia. Working withthe personal belief that eachwork is better understood in thecontext of the whole, Quagliasvision involved creating withimagery and shapes that shewas subconsciously storing.My process involved arrang-ing various scraps andswatches of paper and fabriconto a board, Quaglia stated,while simultaneously envi-sioning how to incorporatepaint and drawing to this some-what geometric grid environ-ment.
In addition to the pieces byQuaglia and Aub, DepartmentChair Nicholas Ruth had sev-eral of his gouache and col-ored pencil paper works on dis-play including The ButterflyContinued on page 4
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Everyday millions ofpeople are celebrating their de-cision to make a lifetime com-mitment to one another.Whether the ceremony in-volves breaking a glass or serv-ing tea to the grooms elders,the basic idea remains thesame: human beings commit tobeing monogamous for life.
And yet, is this a major partof our culture ? Is it natrual forhumans? Or is it a social con-struct created historically for aprocreative and economic pur-pose?
Everyday millions of peopleget married; however, there arealso millions of people gettingdivorced. The reasons for mar-riage have changed. Womenhave jobs and the ability tofreeze their eggs and give birthwhen they want. Weve ac-knowledged that people some-times prefer partners of thesame sex. Marriage hasmorphed from something soci-ety demands of us, to some-thing we simply choose.
Thinking scientifically, thereare few monogomous speciesin nature. Weve all seen orheard about the couples fromMarch of the Penguins, orhave heard about lobsters mat-ing for life , but overall less than3% of mammal and bird speciesactually practice monogamy. Sowhy do we believe that it isnatural for humans?
To get the answer I askedmy target audience: my friends,from whom I got a resoundingno. Some of my friends sub-scribed to the Men have a bio-logical need to spread theirseed theory. Others just be-lieve that there is nothing in-nate in a humans which call fora monogamous relationship,instead it is our society thatbelieves monogamy to be natu-
ral.I expected that my female
friends would answer this ques-tion differently from my malefriends, but mostly that wasntthe case. Except that several ofmy male friends took the ques-tion a step further to say, notonly was monogamy unnatu-ral, but impossible to maintain.Its not that I want to cheat, orthat I enter into a relationshipexpecting to, but things hap-pen, explained my one friend.Especially as a college student were always moving around,going abroad, getting jobs indifferent places, it makes cheat-ing inevitable. Another one ofmy male friends put it, my girl-friend is dope, shes reallydope, but shes abroad, and if Imet someone who was reallyi n c r e d i b l e , m o r eincredible.well, then, andthen he stopped himself andsaid he felt like an asshole.
But was my friend really be-ing an asshole, the label wegive all people who cant staymonogamous in their relation-ships, or was he just honest?And, more importantly, is mo-nogamy different for collegestudents than others? Not onlyare the men of our species attheir sexual prime right now, butalso we, as a student body, areindependent for the first timeever. Were older now, and be-ginning to understand and en-joy sex more than we did in highschool. Factor in that our livesand relationships are influ-enced by the never-endingamounts of drugs and drinkingwe do and it seems that truemonogamy is impossible at ourage.
My friends Amory and An-drew are celebrating their two-year anniversary this Monday.They met practically our first
weekend my freshman year.Theyve made it through hisgoing abroad to New Zealand,summers apart, and whateverelse strains our relationships.Theyve been completely mo-nogamous. Of course theresbeen suspicions, but none ofthem true. When I asked Amoryhow they do it, and if she be-lieved if monogamy was natu-ral she answered that maybe itwasnt natural, but she said, Ilove Andrew so much, that if
someone else were going tomake him happier Id acceptthat. And he feels the sameway. So in that sense, theresno reason to lie to each other.When I asked her about hisstint abroad she said, It washard, but for right now, andprobably forever, nobodymakes me happier than An-drew. So I just kept remindingmyself of that.
So maybe the truth is thatmonogamy isnt natural.Continued on page 3
Margaret Egan 08Contributor
Maybe instead its just some-thing you have to have faithin. And while this isnt as trust-worthy or concrete as some ofus would like, I personally seethe beauty in it. Were not sup-posed to pick one person to bewith forever, but still most ofus do. Monogamy doesntcome easily, but the beauty ofit is actually the effort it re-quires.
The concept of journalismis something that I have alwaysfound somewhat romantic, notto the point that I becomearoused at the sight of WolfBlitzer, but rather the influenceand power a journalist has inthis day and age. Indeed thefreedom of press we enjoy hereis one of the greatest thingsabout the U.S. of A. In con-cept this should allow for thenews to be reported free fromany interference from outsideparties, ESPECIALLY from thegovernment.
In this modern age of tech-nical dependence, an over-whelming majority of our soci-ety derives its personal opin-ion from mass media. Televi-sion, newspapers, THEINTERNET, all represent formsof infallible and credible opin-ion. But what if our right