The final half of the spring semester is always a stressful time, due not only to impending finals but the pressure of underclassmen registration as well. Both Fairfield students and the University Registrar admit that registration is a stressful and hectic time, but agree on little else.
To the Editor: The caliber of The Mirror has increased since my freshman year. In prior years, I only glanced through the headlines. As the years have passed I find myself wondering if it's Thursday yet. In fact, when I don't read The Mirror I feel disconnected from the University.
To the Editor: Like many of my classmates, I was outraged at the wild accusations set forth by FUSA, the Ham Channel, and the administration. I have been a sports writer on The Mirror the past two semesters. Originally, I wanted to get on Dr. Simon's good side and hopefully improve my grade in his EN11 class.
To the Editor: A few days ago, I had the "pleasure" of talking to an anti-war liberal outside the Barone Campus Center. As I stood there listening to him, I noticed a problem inherent in his argument, as well as in the arguments of liberals in general. This problem is idealism.
For a commencement speaker, Fairfield has gone from a virtual unknown alumnus in Doug Perlitz to a very prominent name in the political arena, Strobe Talbott. Talbott is a seasoned veteran of both politics and the language of politics, spending 21 years working for Time magazine along with publishing in newspapers such as The Economist, The Financial Times, and The New York Times.
Fairfield's baseball team (6-22-1, 4-10 MAAC) has once again struggled through growing pains this season. The young squad has struggled with consistent play especially in league games. The Stags have one senior on the roster, pitcher Paul Gorra. Manager John Slosar explained that for the players on this year's team, the season is a learning experience.
The men's and women's swim team finished better than expected, placing fourth and fifth, respectively in last week's MAAC Tournament at Loyola. The men's team edged out Niagara by a mere two points (355-353) to take the No. 4 position. It was redemption for Stags, who lost the dual meet to Niagara earlier this year.
After the administration made the decision not to continue with the hockey team earlier this month, the Stags have been able to bounce back and play some of its best hockey of the year. Fairfield started out the month with a 4-2 win at Canisius. The win marks the first ever over the Griffs at Buffalo State Ice Arena.
Not finishing games has been the demise of the hockey team (1-7-2) this season. Of their seven losses, five were by one goal and in four games, including the other two losses and both ties, the Stags gave up a lead. "We haven't been playing to win," said Head Coach Jim Hunt.