Top 10 Most-Hallowed Halloween Albums Ever. Scary Scary Tunes!!!

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Oct 312004
Authors: Nicholas LoFaro

10. DJ Shadow, “In Tune and On Time, Live!”

Ranking in as hip-hop’s hottest and most chilling beat-maker, DJ

Shadow combines the ambient melodies of strings and voices and the

haunting elements of organs and other ghostly instruments. The

tracks “Giving Up the Ghost,” and “Organ Donor” are guaranteed to

send goose bumps up your arms and make your neighbors worry about


9. Iron Maiden, “The Number of the Beast”

Iron Maiden’s obsession with Satan, death and destruction, laced

with British accents, will throw you back to a time when B-rated

horror flicks were cool. With songs such as “Children of the

Damned,” “666” and “Hallowed Be Thy Name,” you’ll want to throw

your devil-horned fist into the air, stick out your tongue and,

well, grow a mullet. Mullets? Definitely scary!

8. Blue Oyster Cult, “Cult Classic”

Blue Oyster Cult’s East Coast “Extraterrestrial Intelligence”

has this greatest hits album screaming with death. The song

“Godzilla” will make you want to see “Cities On Flame with Rock ‘n’

Roll” and the classic “Don’t Fear the Reaper” will haunt your

dreams and will infect you with a disease that can only be cured by

more cow-bell!

7. White Zombie, “La Sexorcisto”

Before Rob Zombie’s solo career, White Zombie kicked out jams

mean enough to wake the dead. Aided only by their love of full

moons and “Black Sunshine,” Rob and his team of psycho-holics

scared parents all over the world and made hell their only


6. Spooks, “Faster Than You Know”

One of the only hip-hop artists to gain their fame by pioneering

haunting female vocals over ghost beats and rap lyrics revolving

around hell in the streets and sins in the mind. “Don’t Be Afraid,”

“Misery” and the darkened street jam “Eulogy” will keep parties



Nothing is more blood curdling, bone chilling and hair-raising

than five corporate pretty boys singing in harmony about their

feelings. If this album doesn’t make you want to keep your head

under the water while bobbing for apples then maybe you should let

that monster under your bed eat you in your sleep. With songs such

as “Tearin’ Up my Heart,” “I Need Love” and the ever-frightening

“Sailing,” you’ll finally be able to understand where serial

killers get their motivation. Cue the full-body chills…

4. Misfits, any of their albums

Utilizing B-movie-style artwork, slick, black “devil lock”

hairstyles and horror make-up, the Misfits have haunted the punk

scene and the hearts of parents since the ’80s. Glenn Danzig’s

ghost vocals, reminiscent of a survived Jim Morrison, combined with

creature-like guitar riffs and lyrics dead-icated to monsters and

devils everywhere, make the Misfits a band created to sing the

sorrow of All Hallow’s Eve.

3. A.F.I., “All Hallow’s E.P.”

Davey Havok, the singer described as “the ghost upon the stage”

invites you on a four-song adventure through the graveyard of punk

rock. With songs about “fall children filling the street at dusk,”

and “a boy who destroyed the world,” A.F.I. is sure to get you to

remember a Halloween with “candy apples with razor blades.”

2. Ozzy Osbourne, “Blizzard of Ozz”

Come on, he’s the prince of f***in’ darkness! Ozzy’s madness

combined with the acrobatic guitar solos of the late, great Randy

Rhoads make “Blizzard” a classic for Halloween and rock ‘n’ roll as

well. The bite of the best metal song ever recorded, “Crazy Train”

and the organs and origins of the song “Mr. Crowley,” will leave

you howling at the moon.

1. Michael Jackson, “Thriller”

Before Michael Jackson lost his mind, he was a mind-blowing

artist. The video for “Thriller,” and the song itself, screamed its

way out of the graveyard to the top of the charts and became the

ultimate dance anthem for Halloween. And if this album isn’t scary

enough for you, consider modern day Wacko Jacko’s glow in the dark,

white, nose-less face cuddled up with your children! Cue the

full-body chills again!

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Enough to shatter every nerve

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Oct 312004
Authors: Ryan Skeels

Hold on to your guts for this one. With the two taglines “How

F*cked up is it?” and “How much blood would you shed to stay

alive?” you know you’re in for a ride once you take your seat.

“Saw” is the most intense movie to hit the theatres in a long time.

It opens with Adam, played by screenwriter Leigh Whannel, chained

to a pipe across the room from Dr. Lawrence Gordon, played by none

other than Carey Elwes, who also played Westley in “The Princess

Bride.” The two have been kidnapped from life by a psychopath known

as the Jigsaw killer, who puts his victims into situations where

they’re either going to kill themselves, or lose a lot of blood

trying. Adam and Dr. Gordon have been locked up in what appears to

be an old rundown locker room. As they look around they start to

discover clues about their purpose for being taken and possible

ways to escape. Danny Glover also costars as a cop hot on the trail

of Jigsaw and leads to unfathomable twists in the story. In the

flashback scenes of Jigsaw’s previous murders a unique style is

used of speeding up the film and putting speed electro/metal music

to the movie, giving it a psychotic feel and pushing you more into

the plot.

Greatly influenced by thrillers such as “Seven” and “Cube,”

first time director James Waan proves himself to be an amazing man

with a knack for film and a bright future in the industry. If a

psychotic/detective/messed-up-in-the-head movie is what you’re

looking for, then check yourself into “Saw.” Oh and as for the last

20 minutes, watch out, there’s no way to prepare for what you’ll be

seeing. Nothing can give the intensity that is “Saw” enough

justice, although the word insane does come to mind.

Four out of four rams

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Gone but not forgotten

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Oct 312004
Authors: Ryan Skeels

This could be a career-changing role for Jaime Foxx, as he

perfectly portrays music legend Ray Charles. The movie opens with

Foxx waiting at a bus stop in northern Florida and travels with him

to Seattle for his first club gig. Through a series of flashbacks

and flash-forwards, the story of Ray’s life is told. Director

Taylor Hackford shows the audience various scenes of Ray’s

childhood, from witnessing his brother’s death at age 5 to the

onset of his blindness and how he learned to cope with the loss.

The film is put together very well, and his life on and off the

stage seem to be straightforward and sugarcoated very little, if at

all. The movie portrays Ray on stage as the amazing musician that

he was – very genuine and responsive to the crowd’s energy. The

movie also reveals his darker sides as a heroine addict, womanizer

and as someone who’s ego grows along with his career.

Kerry Washington does an amazing portrayal of Della Bea, Ray’s

wife, who puts up with his addiction to drugs and women on the road

but is very strong-willed about keeping it out of her house. The

movie has a running time of just more than two and a half hours and

the ending is pretty abrupt, making it feel like Hackford simply

ran out of gas.

To grasp the character, Foxx spent a good amount of time with

the late Charles, who apparently opened up completely, leaving his

life out on the table. Foxx soaked it up and nails the part,

recreating Charles’ mannerisms and movements to a tee. Charles did

get a chance to see a rough cut of the film before he passed away

and was very pleased with what he saw. “Ray” is a great movie and

Foxx is incredible to see, a surefire nominee for best actor in the

Academy Awards. This movie is an emotional tribute to a man who

brought genre-busting music to a worldwide audience, creating

smiles on the faces of anyone who cared to listen.

Three and a half out of four rams

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Concert Calendar

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Oct 312004

Nov.1-Nov. 4


Melissa Ferrick, 8:30 p.m., $14. Fox Theatre, (303)


Junior Brown, Foggy Mountain F**kers, 9 p.m., $16. Gothic

Theatre, (303) 788-0984.


Megadeth, Earshot, 12 Stones, 7:30 p.m., $27.50. Fillmore

Auditorium, (303) 837-0360.

Helmet w/ Instruction, 8:30 p.m., $15. Fox Theatre, (303)


The Misfits w/ Agent Orange, Dr. Neptune, 8 p.m., $16. Gothic

Theatre, (303) 788-0984.

The Faint w/ TV on the Radio, Beep Beep, 9 p.m., $15. Ogden

Theatre, (303) 830-2525.


Junior Brown w/ Neon Steven, 9 p.m., $13. Aggie Theatre,


Bluegrass Jam, 8:30 p.m., free. Avogadro’s Number, 493-5555.

Live Jazz, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m., free. The Crown Pub, 484-5929.

Marilyn Manson, 8 p.m., $32.50. Fillmore Auditorium, (303)


Sly & Robbie, Tony Rebel, 9 p.m., $25 (21+). Fox Theatre,

(303) 443-3399.

Scum of the Earth w/ Dog Fashion Disco, Kill Syndicate, 8 p.m.,

$15. Gothic Theatre, (303) 788-0984.

Kurt Brighton, 9 p.m., free. Lucky Joe’s, 493-2213.


Eddie From Ohio, 9 p.m., $15. Aggie Theatre, 482-8300.

Good Charlotte, Sum 41, Hazen Street, Lola Ray, 6:30 p.m.,

$28.50. Fillmore Auditorium, (303) 837-0360.

Sly & Robbie, Mishka & Half Pint, 9 p.m., $25 (21+). Fox

Theatre, (303) 443-3399.

Matthew Moon, 9 p.m., free. Lucky Joe’s, 493-2213.

Kittie w/ Otep, Crisis, Aggressive Persuasion, 8 p.m., $16.

Ogden Theatre, (303) 830-2525.

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Monday Trivia

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Oct 312004

What was the name of the CSU bull that produced the first

container of frozen semen?


a) Ice

b) Big Boy

c) Fire

d) El Monte


Answer: C) Fire the bull produced the first container of frozen

semen that was shipped to Afghanistan to be used in the Kings


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Streak at six matches: Rams conquer Aztecs, repel Rebels

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Oct 312004
Authors: Stephanie Lindberg

Behind excellent serving and blocking, the CSU women’s

volleyball team beat San Diego and UNLV, extending its winning

streak to six matches.

The No. 9 Rams (19-2, 10-1 Mountain West Conference) recorded a

season high 11 service aces and 13 blocks on Friday night against

the Aztecs (3-19, 3-6 MWC). Saturday they countered the UNLV Rebels

(12-8, 6-4 MWC) with nine blocks and a .436 hitting percentage.

The Aztecs fell behind on the scoreboard fast with the Rams

rattling off five unanswered points. Senior outside hitter Kara

Moriarty, who led the Aztecs with 3.56 kills per game, went down

with an ankle injury with the score at 5-1 and didn’t return to the


“Moriarty is a great player and it was definitely our goal to

shut her down,” said CSU senior setter Melissa Courtney. “Moriarty

does put up good blocks and is, I think, their best hitter.”

The only senior on the team, Moriarty was a big loss to the

Aztecs, who seemed hard-pressed to find a rhythm. They hit -.029,

had just two blocks and are the only opponent this year that didn’t

record a service ace against the Rams.

Junior outside hitters Ashley Bowker and Melissa Stapley both

had seven kills to lead the Aztecs while sophomore right-side

hitter Audra Dent was silenced to just four kills. Freshman setter

Kristen Castillo had 17 assists.

“Our goals tonight were to stop Moriarty and (Audra) Dent,” said

CSU head coach Tom Hilbert. “Bowker did a good job on us and hurt

us a little bit.”

The energy coming from the Rams on the court was noticed by the

crowd of 1,304 at Moby Arena. Loud cheers could be heard when a big

block or kill was made.

“We made it a goal to have fun out there and get excited,”

Courtney said. ” I think we were going to get excited out there no

matter what.”

CSU pulled out in three quick games 30-18, 30-9, 30-20. It was

the first time this season that the Rams held an opponent under 10


The fun continued in game three when the Rams switched around

the lineup as senior defensive specialist Kimi Foytich replaced

sophomore Kristen Karlik at libero. Karlik recorded her first kills

since last season when the Rams faced Bradley. Her three kills were

a career high.

“It was very strange, but it felt good,” Karlik said.

Sophomore setter/outside hitter Katherine Whitney replaced

Courtney at setter and hit some impressive kills of her own.

Juniors outside hitter Tess Rogers and right-side hitter Dre

Downs outshined the seniors with 11 kills. Senior middle blocker

Katie Jo Shirley-Cahoon had nine kills and also recorded her 300th

block of her career. Courtney had a career and season high with six

service aces.

Saturday night against UNLV the energy continued for the Rams.

While the Rebels scored the first point off a Downs hitting error,

the Rams recorded five points and ended the match in three games

30-18, 30-22 and 30-18.

The Rebels hit better than the Aztecs (.139), but CSU recorded

18 more kills. Freshman outside hitter Brittani Lumsden led the

Rebels with nine kills and three service aces while senior setter

Nicki King had 24 assists. Sophomore middle blocker Lauren

Miramontes and freshman outside hitter Maria Aladjova both had

eight kills.

“I think we played a lot better tonight,” Rogers said. “We

stayed in longer rallies and stayed focused.”

The Rams matched their six service errors with six aces and

Rogers felt the good serves helped disrupt the Rebels’ offense.

“I also thought our serving disrupted them a lot more,” Rogers


The match marked Shirley-Cahoon’s ninth double-double of her

career and also the return of senior outside hitter Becky Sarauer,

who had missed six matches due to a sprained ankle. Sarauer

recorded three kills and needs just 20 more for the 1,000th of her


“It was great to have Becky back on the court and playing with

us,” Shirley-Cahoon said.

The Rams were led by Rogers who had 14 kills and just two

hitting errors. Shirley-Cahoon had 10 kills, 11 digs and three

service aces. Senior middle blocker Bri Frech had 11 kills, one

solo block and four assists.

“In some ways this might have been the most complete match we’ve

played all year,” Hilbert said. “This was a really, really good

effort and was very low error. We executed blocking exactly the way

we wanted to and we out-dug UNLV and they were way below their

season average in digs.”

There were several long rallies that ended in points for CSU,

though it could have been easy for the point to swing UNLV’s way.

The crowd of 1,226 grew louder as each rally escalated.

“I expected a lot more long rallies,” Hilbert said. “They (UNLV)

weren’t able to get into a groove. We did a really good job on

Aladjova, but she still hurt us. We did make her take two or three

swings in a rally.”

Hilbert said he hopes the intensity the Rams showed this weekend

continues when the team hits the road Friday with a match in

Wyoming at 7 p.m. and on Sunday in a non-conference match against

No. 4 Nebraska at 4 p.m.

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Second half woes doom Rams

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Oct 312004
Authors: Jon Pilsner

For the first six minutes of the third quarter, the CSU football

team had its own version of a Halloween nightmare.

New Mexico scored 13 unanswered points to start the second half,

all on drives of less than 22 yards, as the Lobos downed the Rams

26-17 before a sparse crowd of 24,573 Saturday at Sonny Lubick

Field at Hughes Stadium.

The Lobos, who were down 7-3 at half, converted two Ram fumbles

and a punt return into 13 points on their first three drives of the

third quarter, each one starting from inside the CSU


“The defense kept us in it,” said junior wide receiver David

Anderson. “But you can’t expect the D to stop them every time they

start on your own 15-yard-line.”

The Rams (3-5, 2-2 Mountain West Conference) three times

operated scoring drives of 70 yards or more, but multiple times,

the offense struggled to gain yardage and get first downs.

“The biggest thing is that we were so inconsistent on offense,”

CSU head coach Sonny Lubick said. “We hurt ourselves.”

The Rams started quickly, scoring on their opening drive of the

game. Freshman quarterback Caleb Hanie laced a 37-yard touchdown

pass to Dustin Osborn, giving CSU a 7-0 lead. Hanie started the

game 3-of-3, completing passes under pressure to Anderson and Kory


However, the Rams struggled to get the running game going all

game, rushing for a total of 35 yards on 34 attempts. Jimmy Green

led the Rams with 60 yards on 23 rushes, only averaging 2.4 yards

per carry.

“The offense as a whole was flat,” Green said. “I don’t know how

to explain (the struggles with the running game). I put a lot on

me, I have to run harder.”

DonTrell Moore again ran well against the Rams, gaining 154

yards on 29 carries. However, he only scored one touchdown.

“DonTrell (Moore) looked good,” said UNM head coach Rocky Long.

“But I’m a little disappointed that we didn’t score more


The Ram defense again played well, holding UNM (5-4, 3-2 MWC) to

291 yards of total offense. It was the first game this year the

Rams held an opponent to under 300 offensive yards in the game.

However, they were unable to force a turnover, and UNM often worked

with a short field.

Suddenly, finding themselves down, the Rams offense found their

footing near the end of the third quarter, driving 92 yards and

scoring a touchdown on an 18-yard touchdown pass from Hanie to John

Walker. Hanie went 5-of-5 on the drive for 76 yards.

However, UNM dealt the Rams a deathblow at the beginning of the

fourth quarter. UNM quarterback Kole McKamey hit Hank Baskett for a

69-yard touchdown completion, giving UNM a 23-14 lead.

The Rams would not challenge the Lobos again.

“I know our guys, this hurts them a bit,” Lubick said. “The fact

is we’ve got a young team playing as hard as they can.”

The Rams, who now must win out to become bowl eligible, face MWC

leader and No. 8 ranked Utah next week in Salt Lake City.

BIT KICK BY BABCOCK: In the first quarter, CSU senior punter

Jeff Babcock kicked a school record 89-yard punt. The previous

record was 88 yards, kicked by Andy Tejeda in 1988.

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Rams race to 15 top-five finishes

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Oct 312004
Authors: Nate Ramos

On its first road trip of the season, the CSU swimming and

diving team took fourth at the Rice Invitational, falling to Rice,

Texas Christian and Nevada, but finished with 15, top-five


“We did supremely well under the conditions,” said CSU head

coach John Mattos. “Considering that we flew down (Friday) morning,

had to be at the airport early and had delays here and there. When

you swim that afternoon, you do not expect too many great

performances that day. The next day we came back and we certainly

battled well. This is a meet for us just to get experience and

improve our times.”

Included in the 15 top-five finishes was Taylor Felton and Celea

Park, who finished in third and fourth place in the 100-yard

freestyle. Freshman Amy Abrams also stepped up this weekend by

taking second place in the 100-yard backstroke.

“Regardless, I think Abby Ller showed competitive potential and

Sarah Servold had a very good meet and so did both our

back-stokers,” Mattos said. “We had a lifetime best out of our

transfer breast-stroker Alyson Aggers. She performed quite well.

Real pleased with Lindsey McCaslin performance considering she just

had her appendix removed and had not been in the water for nearly

two weeks.”

A few players on the team went down with injuries this


Elizabeth Jones and Chandra Engs both have the flu. McCaslin is

recovering from an appendix removal and Meika Weiner is still

feeling kinks from a shoulder injury from high school.

“A lot of us are sick this weekend or are just getting over

being sick (or injured). Hopefully by the UNLV meet (on Nov. 20) we

will be ready to go,” McCaslin said.

The Rams will not have a meet this weekend with the CSU

invitational being canceled, but that does not mean the Rams will

necessarily have an easy week.

“Right now, our prep will be normal prep, as we get ready for

our next MWC duel against UNLV,” Mattos said.

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Polo brings man and horse together

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Oct 312004
Authors: Scott Bondy

Peasants’ heads, recently removed, rolled across barren

campgrounds. Wooden mallets jolted the heads across the field.

Known as the Game of Kings, polo was first introduced over 2,000

years ago by the Persians. The sport, a comparable form of hockey

on horses, has also been used to train British cavalry.

Today, polo is seen as a rich man’s game, played by the

privileged and proper.

“It does cost a lot of money to compete in polo, but it all

depends on the time and effort you are willing to put in,” said Ana

Miaskiewicz, a CSU two-year polo player. “Playing at CSU is a great

opportunity because you don’t have to buy a horse and practically

anyone can play.”

Many things have changed since the introduction of polo. The

sport is now played with a fist-sized ball made of plastic or wood

and with mallets ranging from 48 to 54 inches, depending on the

size of the horse. Played in four periods, known as chukkers, that

last seven-and-a-half minutes, the game is intense and


“Traveling at high speeds trying to hit a ball that size is very

tough,” said Dan Lafferman, a sophomore with seven years

experience. “Hand-eye coordination is big and a background in

riding helps.”

Polo was officially brought to CSU in 1977 and since then the

sport has advanced as the Rams boast one of the top club teams in

the nation. The men have won three national championships and the

women are contenders every year as well. Both teams are currently

ranked No. 2 in the nation.

There are two types of polo: arena and outdoor. The CSU teams

partake in outdoor polo, which is played with three players per

team with one alternate. The start of play begins as both teams

line up along side each other. The forwards, midfielders and

defense from both teams are paired and the referee rolls out the

ball. The midfielders then fight to gain possession and score goals

by making the ball cross the goal line.

A polo goal is 20 feet high and 10 feet wide. The ball can

travel anywhere in that area to be considered a goal. Shots taken

from behind half field are worth two points while all others yield

one point.

For the CSU polo teams, the highlight of this fall season came

at the Pumpkin Festival, which was played in Santa Fe, N.M., on

Oct. 16 to 17 and hosted various polo teams from around the

country. The CSU men’s and women’s teams went to participate in

front of crowds as big as 3,000 people. Both teams went undefeated

in their first matches of the year. The men are 2-0 on the year,

and the women are 4-0.

Pepsi, Bill, Torah and Ophelia are key members of the CSU men’s

polo team. These horses do all of the running while the players

ride. Polo is one of the few sports that rely on animals and a

serious amount of trust is needed in order to be successful.

“There is a saying in polo that it is 80 percent the horse and

20 percent the rider,” said Miaskiewicz. “But it’s team work.”

Many players learn to play polo at a young age and as the sport

continues to grow, it can often be seen at the high school


“I’ve been playing since I was seven,” said the men’s team

president John Graham. “My dad got me into it. He played in college

and won a national championship with the University of


Others, like Lafferman, played in high school and actually

traded in lacrosse sticks and football pads for a horse and


“(Polo) is just a really awesome sport,” Lafferman said. “When

some of my friends found out I wanted to play, they were surprised.

But then they came out and saw it. They really thought the sport

was cool.”

Next up, the polo teams face New Mexico State at home with the

women saddling up at noon on Saturday and the men taking the arena

on Sunday at 11 a.m. All games are played at the CSU Equine Center

north of the Sonny Lubick Field at Hughes Stadium on Overland


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To the editor:

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Oct 312004

I am proud to be a teacher at an institution that so obviously

values higher education. Or does it? I have to wonder if the

university truly values its teachers’ educations. The adjunct

faculty members have degrees from institutions of higher learning

ranging from master’s degree to doctorates. In addition to

teaching, adjunct faculty are actively engaged in research,

professional development and publishing. The university values the

credentials of higher education and teaching experience by offering

its adjunct faculty no job security, few benefits and a wage that

is far below the 1990 national average for someone with a high

school degree. What other business or institution demands that its

employees reapply each year? Adjuncts teach four classes a

semester, a heavy load that the university unofficially considers

“full time.” Yet, the university officially classifies adjuncts as

“temporary, part-time.” This designation prevents these teachers

from receiving many benefits and even timely cost-of-living

increases. To date, adjuncts have not had a salary or

cost-of-living increase since 1998. It seems that the university

does not value its own product – advanced education. What message

does this send to students who have been told that higher education

will enhance their quality of life and income potential?

Adjunct faculty members are committed to higher education, their

students and their profession. The disparity between the

educational level and commensurate pay is an issue that needs to be

addressed. I find it difficult to explain that the university, an

institution of higher learning, does not value and respect the

educational achievements and commitments of its own teachers. It is

my hope that the university will seek an understanding of the

problem and take steps to resolve this inequity.

Deborah Dimon Sattler

Instructor of English

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