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U N I V E
W M E K L Y
Parker blasts away at the NRA
in his latest commentary.
i SCREAM 3
after part two.
BOX SET WORTHY
CD-set belongs in
every music lover's
Staff writer trains in simulator
to learn tank maneuvers.
Tarleton gets quality players
with new high school recruits.
6 p.m.Wisdom Gym
8 p.m. Wisdom Gym
Tarleton baseball looks good
in first games of the season.
Dennis Rodman puts fans in
seats with his return but Parker
is not impressed.
Students share their feelings.
Sperm banks offer students fast cash
Special to The J-TAC
To get some extra dollars, thousands of
male college students must look beyond
parents, employment and the stock mar-
They often end up in a sperm bank
instead, holding porn magazines and a
Since 1970/ spesm banks have become a
lucrative business that caters in particular
to college students. The average age of a
donor is 21, and certain locations offer
$100 for a sample.
In 1993, the frozen sperm business made
$164 million. One company, California
Cyrobank, reported that 90 percent of its
donors are in college.
With more working
women expected to
desire a child but not
a father, the already
heavy demand on
top-quality sperm is
expected to grow. In
But apparently not all sperm is created
equal. The sperm banks - more than 150 in
the United States — cluster around elite
universities such as Harvard and the
University of California at Berkeley.
Parents can be picky, after all.
SGA moves to the digital age
By Fame Tanner
Students can now vote
online in student elections
President Bobby Waddell set the pace for
Monday evening's Student Government
Association meeting as he made short
work of his report. Waddell encouraged
SGA members to select a member of
Tarleton's faculty as a nominee for the
annual Jack and Louise Arthur Award. He
stated the eligibility requirements and rec-
ognized the past five award recipients.
Waddell reminded the assembly of the
Town Hall meeting to be held on February
15 at 4 p.m. in SDC room 22D to discuss
the proposed SGA Constitution.
Vice President Jeremy Cuellar
announced that the on-line voting system
is up and running. It will be used for the
election of Mr. and
Miss TSU and vot-
ing on the new
Constitution. No traditional ballot booths
will be available. Students will log on
using their social security numbers and a
six digit PIN (date of birth format - YYM-
MDD). The webpage address is www.tar-
Another form of Tarleton's transition to
the Internet era is the addition of professor
evaluations to the Tarleton website. The
evaluations are completed at the end of
each semester and will now be posted on
Tarleton's website. Elvis Moya, Chair of
the Academic Affairs Committee, fore-
warned SGA members of the resistance
they may face by faculty, but he urged
them to explain the reasons behind the
"It will allow students to see how pro-
fessor's rank. There's going to be a lot of
controversy, and I'm ready to take it on/'
The Duck, Duck, Read program formu-
lated by the Academic Affairs Committee
has been altered from its original introduc-
tion form. The books will be donated to
SGA See Page 8
Andy Duncan - The J-TAC
Tarleton pitcher Pacer Bourland, above, pitched five innings, giving up five runs on four hits in
Tarleton's loss to Incarnate Word on Saturday. Bourland also stuck out four and walked two during the game.
See page 6 for baseball coverage
on future jobs
"All rise. The Court is now in session."
Thus began the shuffling of files,
motions and orders, and of my day of
walking in Kim Pack's shadow.
On last Wednesday, Groundhog Day, 15
students imitated Punxsutawney Phil and
looked forward to their futures.
Tina Boitnott, assistant director of the
career services center, helped to pilot the
Groundhog Job Shadow Day program.
The center paired Tarleton students with
professionals whose footsteps they might
one day like to walk in.
I had the opportunity to spend most of
the day with Pack, a highly respected
local civil attorney
As an English major, I have been
encouraged to consider attending law
Jobs See Page 8
Making their mark
Black leaders show influence in all areas of society
By Jennifer Dawson
February is the month designat-
ed to celebrate African American
history in the United States. It is
also a time to honor those influen-
tial African Americans in our con-
These leaders can be seen in
many realms of society. Two influ-
ential African American entertain-
ers include Russell Simmons, the
founder of Def Jam Records and
Bill Cosby, actor and comedian.
In politics, Alan Keyes and Jesse
Jackson have also made great
Simmons' rise began twenty
years ago after dropping out of
City College to become a party
promoter. One of his first accom-
plishments included getting the
rap group Run DMC on the charts.
He was also instrumental in
launching the careers of LL Cool I,
and the leader of Public Enemy,
He would also go on
to start "Def Comedy
Jam/' television shows
that feature brash,
urban humor like that
of Martin Lawrence. In
1996 Simmons pro-
duced Eddie Murphy's
hit movie "The Nutty Professor."
Bill Cosby has been entertaining
America for many years, and is
now one of the wealthiest enter-
He began his career in the 60's
where he would perform stand-up
routines such as his now famous
"Fat Albert." He was also, the first
African American in the weekly
TV drama "I Spy."
During the 80's Cosby had the
nation's top-rated TV series, "The
Simmons recently sold Def Jam
Records to Seagram's Universal
Group for 100 million dollars. He
is now focusing on expanding his
small Baby Phat label, which is a.
line of clothing targeted at young
Although Cosby has endured
recent scandals and the
death of his son, he still
has continued success in
the 90's with his show
Keyes is a former
official. He is recognized
as a leader in the Conservative
He has been a diplomat, republi-
can leader, citizen activist, an
author, educator, and a television
and radio commentator.
Where does Keyes stand on the
issues that matter most to voters?
He is against abortion for any rea-
He also believes that preferential
affirmative action patronizes
American blacks, women and oth-
in Black History
support for students
By Fame Tanner
By Michael Lee,
Alpha Phi Alpha
Special to The J-TAC
Profiles See Page 8
February 1, I960: In what would
become a civil-rights movement mile-
stone, a group of black Greensboro, N-C,
'college students began a sit-in at a segre-
gated Woolworth's lunch counter.
February 3,1870: Hie 15th Amendment
was passed, granting blacks the right to
February 12, 1909: The National
Association for the Advancement of
Colored People (NAACP) was founded by
a group of concerned black and white citi-
zens in New York City.
February 21,1965: Malcolm X, the mili-
tant leader who promoted Black
Nationalism, was shot to death by three
February 23, 1868: W.E.B. Dubois,
important civil rights leader and
co-founder of the NAACP, was born.
February 25, 1870: The first black U.S.
senator, I^iram R. Revels (1822-1901), took
his oath of office.
Are you an Ally? That is the question that co-founders
of Tarleton Allies Ann Albrecht and Dennis Jones ask of
persons interested joining the organization. The group is
a support system for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgen-
dered (GLBT) people in Tarleton's community.
According to the organization's training packet,
Tarleton Allies is a group of concerned individuals who
are willing to provide support, confidentiality, and a safe
haven for GLBT people.
Ally members are trained in
four levels - awareness, educa-
tion, skills ^ and action.
Becoming aware of your own
differences and similarities to
GLBT people can occur
through self-examination, communication with members
of that particular community and by attended work-
shops; Understanding laws and issues that affect the
GLBT communities is part of the education level of train-
The skills level involves learning to communicate your
own awareness and knowledge to others. An Ally's last
and most difficult level of training is learning to take
action in the community to help make a difference in the
Allies See Page 5
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